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

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

Washington Square News

NYU Albert open on a laptop that is placed on a purple background.

Gatekept NYU courses to enroll in this fall

If you’re lucky enough to take extra electives, take advantage of these unique courses.
Chinara Dorancy, Contributing Writer April 16, 2024

Class registration is once again upon us, prompting nervous students to put dozens of courses in their Albert shopping carts for fear that the classes they need to take might fill...

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 passes resolution to reopen Kimmel steps

The resolution will now go to the University Senate Executive Committee, which will decide on next steps.
Maisie Zipfel, Deputy News Editor March 15, 2024

The Student Government Assembly passed a resolution to reopen the Grand Staircase in the Kimmel Center for University Life, which has been closed since October, at a meeting on...

A person grabs toothpaste from a box in a drawer. On the counter and in the cupboards above them are stacks of non-perishable foods.

Steinhardt USG opens pantry to address on-campus food insecurity

Students at the Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development will now be able to access free hygiene products and food from an on-campus pantry.
Gabrielle Panelo and Tyra Hughes March 7, 2024

Steinhardt students will now be able to access basic goods for free from a food pantry created by the Steinhardt Undergraduate Student Government. The pantry, which opened this...

A portrait of a woman wearing a black turtleneck in front of a dark red background, with the hand-drawn words “BEYOND N.Y.U.” next to her.

Beyond NYU: Making musicals come to life in the Midwest

Steinhardt alum Kelsey McDaniel is taking her passion for musical theater across the country by creating her own production company in Indianapolis.
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor February 15, 2024

From taking part in competitive dancing as a kid to later discovering the world of theater in high school, Steinhardt alum Kelsey McDaniel’s love for musical performance began...

(Left to Right) Tina Fey, Angourie Rice and Mahi Alam wearing their blue and yellow jackets with “NS” written on them while holding gold medals and smiling with their arms around one another.

Beyond NYU: When music meets ‘Mean Girls’

Steinhardt sophomore Mahi Alam marked his big debut on the silver screen with the musical remake of the iconic early 2000s film “Mean Girls.”
Aashna Miharia, Deputy News Editor February 8, 2024

Steinhardt sophomore Mahi Alam grew up watching the cult classic “Mean Girls,” but now he’s taking his relationship to the movie a step further. In just his first year at...

(Courtesy of Amin Husain)

Professor suspended after criticism of Israel-Hamas war coverage

A professor who received online criticism over his remarks on media coverage of the Israel-Hamas war was recently suspended from his position.
Bruna Horvath, News Editor January 29, 2024

Gallatin professor Amin Husain, a longtime pro-Palestinian activist, was suspended from his position last week after a video of him criticizing media coverage of Hamas amid Israel’s...

A person with brown hair in a black and white accented jacket and dark jeans leans against a pillar covered in various stickers.

Producer and artist Nicknames discusses finding confidence in his musical journey

Nicknames’ most recent single, “It’s Alright,” was released on Jan. 17.
Alan Zhang, Contributing Writer January 22, 2024

Back when NYU senior Max Strite was still a high school student living in Washington D.C., he dreamed of becoming a professional DJ. Inspired by artists like Calvin Harris and...

Dozens of people sit in folding chairs facing the front of the room. A man speaks at the front of the room next to a poster of a mural. Multiple reporters are filming them.

Village residents threaten to sue NYU if local Morton Williams isn’t saved

Greenwich Village residents demanded that NYU and city authorities preserve the Morton Williams supermarket near the Paulson Center — which is at risk of being demolished — on Sunday afternoon.
Aashna Miharia, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

A group of Greenwich Village residents said they would file a lawsuit against NYU if it does not preserve a local supermarket sitting on university-owned land. The supermarket,...

A colorful illustration of Ryan Cole with lettering below displaying ‘Beyond NYU’

Beyond NYU: Enhancing sound in film and television

Ryan Cole channels his love for music to create sound for movies and shows like the Emmy-award winning show “Stranger Things.”
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 28, 2023

Steinhardt alum Ryan Cole was always captivated by the world of music and film, yet he initially struggled to find a way to transform his passion into a career. His journey eventually...

Singer-songwriter and N.Y.U. student Val Olson, or Deadbeat Girl, sings on a concert stage lit up in blue alongside a bass player. Under the stage, audience members record her performance on their phones.

Deadbeat Girl speaks on artistic collaboration and current tour

Singer-songwriter and NYU student Val Olson has turned their background in music production and passion for lyricism into a budding career.
Eleanor Jacobs, Contributing Writer September 27, 2023

Val Olson may be 20, but Deadbeat Girl has just celebrated their first birthday. In the whirlwind year since releasing their kickoff single, “Another Day,” the indie-rock artist...

A colorful portrait of Lynne Feldman on top of ‘Beyond NYU’ title.

Beyond NYU: Crafting sound waves and creating communities

Lynne Feldman spent her high school years dreaming of a career in music. Now, she is a seasoned sound editor-turned-social worker.
Bruna Horvath, Deputy News Editor September 21, 2023

Emmy award nominee and Steinhardt alum Lynne Feldman knew that she wanted to study music in college. Despite an earlier career in sound editing, she later chose a different path,...

A group of students sitting in a music recording studio while listening to two instructors speaking. The room is filled with various music production equipment.

NYU Nashville provides music students with hands-on experience

The university’s January-term course provides music business students with support to achieve their career aspirations.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer September 19, 2023

Students taking the Nashville: Production and A&R in the Music Industry course in the music business program at NYU’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development...