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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

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Staff Recs: Spooky Season

WSN’s Arts Desk highlights some Halloween favorites.

In the spirit of ghouls, WSN’s Arts Desk has decided to put together a list of spooky recommendations worth diving into this Halloween weekend. From Nick Cave to the latest nerve-wracking...

Pictured is little boy dressed as a dinosaur receiving a free trick-or-treat bag. On Halloween Thursday, the annual Children’s Halloween Parade took Place at Washington Square Park (Staff Photo by Chelsea Li)

Family Costumes in Full Flair at Children’s Halloween Parade

Groups dressed up as various pop culture icons for the 29th annual Children’s Halloween Parade, co-hosted by NYU and Manhattan Community Board 2.
Julia Baxley, Staff Writer November 1, 2019

Four-year-old Frankie Jones wore a recognizable blue gingham dress and carried a little stuffed dog in a basket, complete with sparkling ruby slippers — she was dressed as Dorothy...

Moving zombie decorations from Six Flags Fright Fest, a great place to enjoy your Halloween with spooky-theme rides and haunted mazes. (Staff Photo by Jorene He)

You Worry About Your Costume — We Handled Your To-Do List

Here are all the best activities you’ll want to check out this Halloween— you’re welcome!
Yaprak Ugurses, Staff Writer October 28, 2019

Halloween: a time for dressing up, indulging in more than a few handfuls of sweets and celebrating spooky season with friends. However, if you find Halloween parties to be the...

A hallway in Rubin Residence Hall. Some NYU students say they have experienced supernatural happenings in unexpected places. (Photo by Alexandra Chan)

Students Share Their Spookiest NYU Ghost Stories

It's no wonder the city doesn't sleep.
Lauren Gruber, Deputy Culture Editor October 28, 2019

From the infamous Brittany Residence Hall ghost to inexplicable dorm apparitions, ghosts and spirits have found a way to spook NYU students. This city doesn’t sleep, and neither...

(Illustration by Sophia Di Iorio)

The Sports Curse: Fact or Fiction?

It’s spooky season, kiddos.
Bela Kirpalani, Sports Editor October 15, 2019

As Halloween approaches, I thought it’d be fun to take a look at some of sports’ biggest alleged curses and see just how ridiculous some of them are. From a video game cover...

McSorleys Old Ale House “allegedly haunted”, a stop on the East Village ghost tour. (Photo by Kai Kobori-Hotchkiss)

There’s Evil in the East Village, Sorta

Ria Mittal, Contributing Writer October 23, 2018

Let’s talk ghosts. More specifically, let’s talk about the ghosts whom we, as NYU students, should really be more concerned about. In order to know more about such ghosts,...

The Spooky Issue

The Spooky Issue

Andrew Heying, Opinion Editor October 30, 2017
Check out this week's spoooky stories about what haunts the streets and students of NYU.
Now that it’s officially October, WSN staff members talk about the best Halloween songs you should listen to

Staff Recs: Best Halloween Songs

Jordan Reynolds, Natasha Roy, Pamela Jew and Hailey Nuthals September 29, 2017
The WSN staff recommends their favorite halloween songs to get them in the mood for the best season.
No Plans On Halloweekend? Try These Haunted Houses

No Plans On Halloweekend? Try These Haunted Houses

Faith Gates, Staff Writer October 28, 2016
Ready to get spooked this Halloween? Check out these five haunted houses to scare your socks off.
Remains found in a burial vault near Washington Square Park are believed to date back to the 19th century.

Burial vault unearthed by construction on campus

Alex Bazeley, News Editor November 5, 2015
Construction on a water main near Washington Square Park uncovered skeletal remains from at least a dozen people.
The yearly, spooky, West Village Halloween parade has been attracting thousands since it started in 1973.

Students get spooky, boozy on Halloween

Christine Wang, Deputy News Editor November 2, 2015
An exploration of the good and bad side of NYU Students' Halloween festivities.