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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

Three security guards in blue uniforms congregate in front of the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life. A barrier is placed both on the top and bottom of the staircase.

Student gov’t pushes for NYU to open Kimmel stairs, cut ties with Starbucks

The student government approved two resolutions, one calling for the reopening of the Kimmel Center staircase and another demanding that NYU remove its on-campus Starbucks location.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor March 8, 2024

The student government presented and passed two resolutions at a Student Senators Council meeting on Thursday, one addressing the reopening of the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel...

A group of students posing for a group photo in front of N.Y.U.’s Bobst Library. Some students on the right are holding a white banner with the red, green and red words “CUT the CONTRACT with STARBUCKS” written on it. A student beside the banner is holding a yellow envelope.

Students deliver letter calling for removal of on-campus Starbucks

A group of students delivered a letter for President Linda Mills demanding that the university cut its ties with the on-campus Starbucks location due to its alleged labor union violations.
Dharma Niles, Deputy News Editor February 23, 2024

Around 15 students met inside Bobst Library to deliver a petition addressed to NYU president Linda Mills on Thursday, demanding that the university cut its contract with the Starbucks...

A crowd of people stands in front of a building with many windows labeled “STARBUCKS COFFEE.”

Students and faculty join nationwide strike at Astor Place Starbucks

Members of NYU’s Young Democratic Socialists of America and NYU faculty joined a protest outside the Astor Place Starbucks on Thursday, calling on the company to improve working conditions for employees in a daylong nationwide strike.
Aashna Miharia and Luke McCrory November 17, 2023

Dozens of students and faculty gathered outside the Starbucks location on Astor Place Thursday morning, joining a nationwide strike calling for better working conditions, wages...

A birds-eye view of a pumpkin spice latte on a white wicker table.

Pumpkin perk-fection: The best pumpkin spice drinks near campus

It’s time to explore beyond the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte. Check out these close-to-campus cafes for some new spins on this classic fall-flavored drink.
Jules Hasler, Contributing Writer October 27, 2023

As much as I love Starbucks’ fall-themed drinks, their prices — and excessive lines — have forced me to branch out. Luckily enough, there are plenty of other coffee shops...

Centered in the photo are two students at a salad bar with dining tables to the right.

Ranked: What is the best NYU dining hall?

A senior’s ranking of NYU’s dining halls — take this with a grain of salt since the university's dining options don’t have any.
Lorraine Olaya, Deputy Managing Editor September 19, 2022

As a veteran of the NYU Eats dining hall experience, it’s about time I lend my four years of expertise to answer the long-debated question: What are the best dining halls? With...

The exterior facade of the Astor Place Starbucks location is covered by scaffolding as pedestrians walk by underneath.

How baristas at the Astor Place Starbucks are fighting to unionize

A Starbucks near NYU’s Washington Square campus has joined a national movement to unionize for increased pay and improved working conditions.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer March 1, 2022

The Starbucks location on Astor Place has joined a surging national movement to unionize, uniting with two New York City and two Long Island Starbucks stores in a push for increased...

All NYU athletic facilities will remain closed until further notice. (Staff Photo by Luca Richman)

A guide to NYU’s spring 2022 reopening policies

As NYU resumes in-person instruction, read about the recommendations and requirements you need to know at the beginning of the spring semester.
Abby Wilson, Deputy News Editor January 24, 2022

Editor’s note: This article was published in January 2022. Guidelines and requirements from NYU may have since changed. NYU students, faculty and staff are set to return to...

Amazon employees gather outside Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Manhattan penthouse at 212 Fifth Ave. during the Black Friday march. The march was organized by the Workers’ Assembly Against Racism to pressure the company into recognizing a new labor union at Amazons JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island. (Photo by Lau Guzmán)

NYC Amazon employees protest for unionization

The Black Friday march on Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos’ Manhattan penthouse was part of an ongoing effort to pressure the corporation into recognizing a union at its Staten Island warehouse.
Lau Guzmán, Contributing Writer November 30, 2021

For more than a year and a half, Tamara Ramirez worked an overnight shift four days a week at Amazon's JFK8 fulfillment center in Staten Island. After a disagreement with her shift...

NYU’s inadequate quarantine meals gained some internet notoriety especially on video platform TikTok over the last 14 days. Students reflect on their experiences with viral video and news reports and find a silver lining from the chaos. (Photo by Cristina Diaz)

NYU Quarantine Meals Leave Students With a Taste of TikTok Fame

After NYU’s quarantine meal service proved to be insufficient, inconsistent and often inedible, students quickly learned that the less food they received, the more TikTok followers they gained. Despite the unfortunate circumstances, some students have found a silver lining in their newfound fame.
Divya Nelakonda, Beauty & Style Editor September 2, 2020

Just days into the mandatory 14-day quarantine, NYU students were served the now-infamous watermelon chicken salad. The strange combination was one of several poorly executed meals...

A shot from the film ‘Life Itself’

‘Life Itself’ Cannot Overcome Tired Tropes and Subpar Stereotypes

George Zhai, Contributing Writer September 26, 2018
Through a series of vignettes spanning generations, continents and languages, writer and director Dan Fogelman presents two painful hours of contrived emotional manipulation.
Lattes are often decorated with designs, such as hearts.

The Buzz on NYU’s Caffeine Craze

How many cups of coffee do you have per day?
Anna de la Rosa, Contributing Writer September 24, 2018
It's no secret NYU students love their coffee.
This week WSN staff discuss their favorite seasonal beverages like drinking hot chocolate for Christmas season.

Staff Recs: Seasonal Beverages

WSN staff members give their takes of the best seasonal beverages.