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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

An illustration of a tweet from user @A1exandraCohen with text “if i EVER get Twitter blue, just know it’s a cry for help.” against a blue background. The tweet has two likes.

Opinion: Students can save Twitter

Users await the fall of Twitter under Elon Musk. But students could be the solution.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor November 16, 2022

Billionaire Elon Musk bought Twitter for $44 billion — something that would be hilarious as a “Saturday Night Live” sketch, but is not funny in real life. Since his purchase...

An illustration of a woman wearing a red dress with five microphones pointing at her. Around the woman is a silhouette of a large planet and text “Beyond N.Y.U.” There are many smaller planets around the larger planet against a purple background.

Beyond NYU: Reporting the midterm elections for an ABC docuseries

Abby Wilson, News Editor October 21, 2022

With midterm elections looming, many are just now tuning in to a number of high-stakes races across the country. But Libby Cathey — along with six other young political reporters...

An illustration of a hand holding up an iPhone with a camera app open. The back camera frames a sink and the front camera frames a woman in a blue hood. Above the camera app are the words “2 minutes to share what you’re up to.”

Can social media app BeReal deliver on its eponymous promise?

NYU students have mixed feelings on whether the BeReal app provides its users with a truly genuine social media experience.
Derek Kamakanaaloha Soong, Staff Writer February 24, 2022

Like many NYU students, I prefer the casual photo dump to the edited selfie, a preference that’s taken to the extreme by the social media app BeReal: every day, you’re given...

Locket, which debuted on Dec. 30 of last year, is an app exclusively for iOS users that has since been well received. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Turning your home screen into your feed with the Locket app

With pictures that show up directly on the home screen from your nearest and dearest, Locket redefines intimacy and privacy.
Saige Gipson, Contributing Writer February 17, 2022

Locket, the app that went viral on TikTok in the beginning of January, now ranks among the top free apps on the Apple app store. It works by using the iOS widget feature — by...

On October 29, NYU Strength and Conditioning posted a video of a student doing high velocity contractions on Instagram that garnered 57k views and went viral on other platforms as well. (via Instagram @nyu_strength)

‘Man, I’m Going to Be a Meme’: The Story Behind the NYU Swimmer That Went Viral for His Workout

After NYU Strength and Conditioning posted a video of NYU swimmer Nathan Huot doing an odd-looking exercise, it was picked up and made viral by popular Instagram accounts like Complex and Barstool Sports.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor November 15, 2019

NYU swimmer Nathan Huot can now consider himself internet famous. The CAS sophomore was featured in an Instagram video, participating in an uncommon exercise in which he lays horizontal...

The Snapchat app icon on an iPhone. Many people, including Kylie Jenner and Rihanna, have expressed dissatisfaction with Snapchat recently.

Snapchat Creeps Toward Its Death

Marisa Lopez, Staff Writer March 28, 2018
Ever since the new update, Snapchat's popularity has been declining.
Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

Social Media: The Enemy of Body Positivity

Alison Zimmerman, Deputy Opinion Editor March 19, 2018
Eating disorders are on the rise and social media may be to blame.
Social Media Is Dying

Social Media Is Dying

Alex Pienkowski, Contributing Writer February 28, 2018
Social media is no longer social. Sites such as Facebook have become more preoccupied with video content instead of prioritizing social connections between its users.
Snapchats controversial redesign dissatisfies many of its users.

Snapchat Update: A Huge Turn-Off

Sherry Yan, Staff Writer February 23, 2018
Snapchat is slowly losing popularity among students, especially with the installation of its newest update.
Snapchat Values Ad Revenue Over User Experiences

Snapchat Values Ad Revenue Over User Experiences

Mert Erenel, Staff Writer February 20, 2018
Do not be fooled, the Snapchat update was not created in order to get you to have a more personal experience on social media. Snapchat's new update was created so that the app could rake in more ad revenue.

People have started leaving social media try to counterbalance the negative effects of it in everyday life.

To Delete, or Not to Delete?

Liv Chai, Staff Writer November 15, 2017
Thinking about deleting social media? Take a look at why it might be good for you.

Vibe Out

Jalil Johnson, Staff Writer November 6, 2017
Is it just us, or are you feeling the NYU Vibes too?