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

Washington Square News

An older woman sits next to a young boy on a bench and offers him food with her arm around his shoulder. A soccer ball rests beside them on the ground. The background is dark blue.

‘Offside’ comic divulges a personal reflection on Qatar’s dangerous labor conditions

Insider’s “Offside” comic exposes the realities behind preparing for the Qatar World Cup.
Afnan Abbassi, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

Digital comic “Offside” is not only a story about soccer, but a personal narrative about the sport in the context of the widespread labor and human rights violations reported...

An illustration of black Adidas shoes with three white stripes against a white background.

Why is everyone dressing like a soccer fan?

With the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 in full swing, fashion’s latest fad is blokecore.
Sofi Cisneros, Staff Writer December 1, 2022

For past and present soccer players alike, there’s a rush to lacing up one’s cleats in preparation for 90 grueling, yet thrilling, minutes of playing “the beautiful game.”...

An illustration of a wooden box in a park. A pair of legs with blue jeans and black sneakers stands on top of the box. The box reads “W.S.N.”

The Soapbox: Qatar’s World Cup, Iranian intelligence, Russian wheat

The Soapbox is a weekly column by WSN’s news desk analyzing major developments in world news and rounding up the stories we think are worth the read this week. Global consciousness for a global university.
Tori Morales, Deputy News Editor November 18, 2022

In Qatar, years of World Cup controversy come to a head The World Cup, soccer’s biggest event, begins on Sunday amid continued controversy over the host country’s human rights...

Two boys play with a soccer ball. On the left is a boy wearing a blue jersey and jeans on a bicycle. He is looking at the other boy, who is wearing a gray T-shirt and pants while reaching for the ball with his head.

Middle East Archive uses photography to break dehumanizing depictions

Middle East Archive offers candid portraits of Middle Eastern life and culture. 
Afnan Abbassi, Contributing Writer November 9, 2022

Middle East Archive is an online record of photographs depicting everyday life in the Middle East. None of the images in the archive are staged; no one is forced to wear a turban...

NYUs women’s soccer team wearing white jerseys, purple shorts and white socks huddles on the field.

NYU women’s soccer suffers its first loss of the season

In their second UAA matchup of the season, the Violets fell to Case Western Reserve at home 3-0.
Nicole Ranile, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

NYU women’s soccer suffered its first defeat of the season against the Case Western Reserve Spartans on Saturday, Oct. 8, dropping the contest 3-0. It was only the third time...

Tony Rocha is a midfielder with the New York City Football Club and Sean Davis is a midfielder with the New York Red Bulls. While seemingly different, there are many common parallels between the rivaling teams. (Images via Wikimedia Commons,  Staff Illustration by Ryan Kawahara)

New York’s soccer scene: a clash of corporate ownership

Delving into the dynamics that form the heated rivalry between New York City FC and New York Red Bulls.
Luca Richman, Contributing Writer October 6, 2021

Just over eight years since the rivalry between the New York Red Bulls and New York City FC began, it’s becoming more and more clear that one side of New York is winning on the...

Wim Wenders’ directorial debut, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick,” is finally free to all via the Museum of Modern Art and Film at Lincoln Center’s New Directors/New Films festival. Based on a novel of the same name by Nobel laureate Peter Handke, this movie is a distinct investigation into a German generation consumed by a condition of aimlessness. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

‘The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick’ review: A languid look at aimlessness

This long-lost directorial debut by German director Wim Wenders about alienation in post-war Germany is playing for free as part of the 50th edition of the New Directors/New Films festival.
Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer, Arts Editor April 22, 2021

After decades of being inaccessible to cinephiles due to its rarity, Wim Wenders’ directorial debut, “The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick,” is finally free to all...

Heung-min Son is South Korea’s pride in the game of soccer, being the star forward of Tottenham Hotspurs. With the skills and traits of a top player, he challenges the Asian stereotype in the sport and so inspired numerous aspiring young talents. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

Why Heung-min Son Is My Favorite Player

I have watched Heung-min Son play for Tottenham Hotspurs for four years now. He has since become my favorite player.
Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 28, 2020

My fandom for soccer began when I was five. It was the 2002 World Cup, and like everyone else in South Korea that summer, my friends and I had been swept by the fervor...

NYU Athletics are cancelled for the Fall. NYU senior athletes in Fall sports discuss how they have processed the canceled season. (Staff Illustration by Deborah Alalade)

The Bitterness of Leaving Unfinished Business Unfinished

How NYU senior athletes in fall sports are processing the canceled fall season.
Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 21, 2020

When CAS senior Dillan Spector learned that fall sports were canceled, he had little time to rue the lost season. He had a decision to make, one he had been delaying making...

Lionel Messi celebrating a goal against Granada CF for Barcelona back in October of 2014. Now, Messi and the clubs current relationship remains uncertain after the players request to leave was denied. (Image via Wikimedia, from L.F.Salas)

Can Messi and Barcelona Achieve Their Perfect Goodbye?

By declining Lionel Messi’s request to leave, Barcelona has gambled both on Messi’s brilliance being enough to propel a comeback season and on having a chance at an amicable split with the soccer player.
Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor September 8, 2020

When Sir Alex Ferguson retired from managing soccer club Manchester United in 2013, 13-year-old me could not believe it. He had just led the team to another Premier League...

Illustration by Charlie Dodge.

Found Goodbyes — to the Class of 2020

A cento-technique poem compiling quotes from senior interviewees for this year’s last Special Issue.
Maxine Flasher-Duzgunes, Voices Editor May 8, 2020

I would miss 4 a.m. on a Sunday, how precious — all those late nights you need to stay up for your life, resilient, surfing the lack of sleep, circling Oxford commas. I...

SPS junior Arik Rosenstein founded Passion F.C., a movement driven to address social issues through soccer. The student led group connects with people internationally and is determined to continue sharing their message. (Image courtesy of Passion F.C.)

Passion FC: Soccer for Social Change

SPS junior and founder of Passion FC, Arik Rosenstein, along with his team, strives to use soccer as a platform to address social issues.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor May 4, 2020

At the age of 17, SPS junior Arik Rosenstein took a gap year to live in Jerusalem to participate in a leadership development program that promotes social change and to advance...