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

Washington Square News

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Beyond NYU: Writing to help women combat social media’s toxic impact

Kara Alaimo used her interest in gender studies to help create sustainability goals within the United Nations, write articles for CNN Opinion and publish books.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor April 18, 2024

CAS alum Kara Alaimo is encouraging women to overcome the problematic nature of social media through her new book, “Over the Influence: Why Social Media is Toxic for Women and...

A person with red hair is sitting in front of a white wall. She is wearing a white shirt that says, “FEMME IN STEM.” There are Polaroid photos stuck to the wall to her right. On top of the image are two white hand-drawn words with black borders that say “BEYOND N.Y.U.”

Beyond NYU: From coding websites to creating wearable tech

Tandon alum Alexis Williams started out studying ones and zeros. Now, she’s a social media influencer, the creator of a viral activism platform and the founder of her own clothing brand.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor December 7, 2023

When Tandon alum Alexis Williams realized she had grown bored of coding, she began to feel uncertain about her path in college. However, when she discovered the Tandon School of...

The remnants of a poster showing the Israeli hostages who are missing stuck on a pillar in N.Y.U’s Stern School of Business. Behind the pillar is a white and purple N.Y.U. flag hanging on a building.

Students caught tearing down Israeli hostage posters may face disciplinary action

Recordings and pictures of the students taking down the posters quickly circulated throughout social media, which revealed the students’ names and their information to millions.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor October 23, 2023

Two students who were caught tearing down posters of Israeli hostages outside the Stern School of Business last week may face disciplinary action from NYU, according to the university.  Photos...

Icelandic-Chinese artist Laufey wearing a light blue dress, sits in front of a piano while turning her head back to look at the camera.

Review: Laufey’s latest album ‘Bewitched’ is an ode to the dreamers

The Icelandic-Chinese artist introduced young audiences to classical jazz with her new album.
Diana C. Sánchez González, Contributing Writer September 21, 2023

Laufey, the rising 24-year-old jazz star, invites young people to escape into a dreamlike, misty world in her sophomore album “Bewitched,” released Friday, Sept. 8.  This...

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6 tips to spot celebrities in NYC

Seeing a TikToker in the park made the NYU tuition feel worth it.
Sarah Whitacre, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

Nothing hits quite as hard as that pang of jealousy when a mutual friend posts a picture with a C-list celebrity in Washington Square Park. Sometimes, I feel like everyone has...

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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...

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Pinterest: Style guide or worst enemy?

Personal style is personal. Pinterest style is, well, Pinterest.
Katherine Heglie, Contributing Writer October 5, 2022

For those of you familiar with Pinterest — the image-curating app launched in 2010, most often used for style inspiration — you know that once you search for something, even...

An illustration of a hand with red fingernails holds a smartphone that displays a BeReal interface. The woman takes a selfie while she pets her dog.

Opinion: Let’s be real about BeReal

The new social media craze is an exercise in connection and memorialization.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor September 21, 2022

I love my friends from NYU and I love my friends from high school, even though they go to other schools far away. The nature of our distance lends to my stage four FOMO — so...

Cassidy Crockett sifting through racks of colorful printed wrap dresses.

How an LS first-year scored an internship with designer brand Diane von Furstenberg

An in-person visit gave first-year Cassidy Crockett the opportunity to stand out among hundreds of applicants for an internship with the high-end luxury brand.
Olivia Liu, Contributing Writer May 4, 2022

Perhaps you first heard of the name Diane von Furstenberg being tossed around during a shopping montage on “Gossip Girl.” Perhaps you’ve perused Nordstrom only to linger...

An illustration of two tickets that are split white and purple, with the text “New York University Commencement class of 2020, 2021, and 2022” and “May 18, 2022” including the names of the speakers, Taylor Swift and Judith Heumann. An illustration of a credit card is next to the tickets.

Taylor Swift fans hassle NYU seniors for graduation tickets

Some Taylor Swift fans are offering hundreds of dollars for tickets to see her at NYU’s 2022 commencement ceremony.
Carmo Moniz, Deputy News Editor April 21, 2022

After graduating Steinhardt senior Emily Jenks tweeted about Taylor Swift speaking at her NYU commencement ceremony, she was contacted by a Swift fan on Twitter who offered her...

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Meet Skyler Bouchard, the NYU alum who took the culinary world by storm

NYC food expert and businesswoman Skyler Bouchard talks all things food and how to make it in the media industry.
Ora Sidlow, Contributing Writer April 21, 2022

If you're anything like me, your Instagram Explore page consists almost solely of food pictures, food videos and recipes, or as I like to call it, “the algorithm’s way of enabling...

A child wearing a green dress and shoes with a purple backpack is walking next to a red brick wall on a brown floor while a hand with pink nails holds a gray cell phone camera that records the childs walk. On the cell phone is a distorted and glitchy image of the child walking. The text Like, Comment, Subscribe appears chalked on the top right corner of the wall.

Opinion: Adults must prioritize the well-being and safety of children over social media’s profitability

The rise of social media platforms like YouTube, Instagram and TikTok has resulted in the exploitation of children. Parents, companies, schools and the government must act to protect children from this detrimental exposure to the internet.
Sunny Sequeira, Staff Writer April 11, 2022

Content warning: This article contains descriptions of child exploitation and abuse.  Children are an extremely vulnerable population. Easily impressionable and the targets...