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

An illustration of a stack of two textbooks on the left and a laptop on the right. The textbooks are titled “Organic Chemistry” and “Calculus” with a red X and a stack of cash next to them. The laptop displays text “OPEN EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES” in green with a green checkmark and text “FREE!” next to it.

Guest Essay: Textbooks should be free

Open educational resources can be the answer to addressing the financial burden of textbooks.
Ryan Carney October 6, 2022

A month before school starts, we are all enjoying our summer until we get that dreaded Bursar email with the bill. You pay the bill, and you think that must be everything, until...

An illustration of two women sitting next to each other. In front of them is a camera on a tripod. The woman sitting on the right wears a shirt with blue and purple flowers and holds a cup of wine. The woman sitting on the left wears a purple sweatshirt that reads “NYU” and is eating pasta.

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...

NYU students discuss their tips and tricks for saving money on school supplies for a new semester. (Photo by Min Ji Kim)

A Guide to Cutting Expenses On School Essentials

Seven tips on how to save money on books and other school supplies this semester.
Tatiana Velasco, Deputy Culture Editor January 28, 2020

The beginning of a new semester can be overwhelming. You have to get used to new classes, new routines — maybe a new roommate. Unfortunately, a new semester also means new expenses....

Law textbooks can often be very expensive, causing students to spend thousands of dollars on books alone during law school. (Via Flickr)

Law Professors Make Their Textbooks Free, Hoping to Ease Students’ Financial Burdens

NYU professors of copyright and trademark law classes, instead of going through a publisher, have uploaded their textbooks online for students across the country to use for free.
Jana Warshawsky, Contributing Writer November 13, 2019

Law textbooks, which can cost up to $300, take up only a small fraction of NYU School of Law students’ $66,000 tuition. Still, they are an expenditure that three professors hope...

Textbooks from CAS first-year Anna Nuratovas dorm. (Photo by Alina Patrick)

Do Students Have a Knack for Getting Textbook Money Back?

Textbooks typically empty our bank accounts and gather dust on our shelves.
Hanna McNeila, Staff Writer February 15, 2019

Tedious readings are an integral part of any NYU student’s college career, and where there are readings, there are textbooks. It leaves us at the end of the semester with a stack...

The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

The Obsoleteness of Textbooks

Adryan Barlia, Staff Writer May 1, 2017
With the advent of technology and accessibility of information, it's time to stop paying for overpriced, weighty piles of paper and opt for ebooks instead.
NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

NYU Law Textbooks Should Go Digital

Sam Chaddha, Guest Writer April 10, 2017
No student is realistically arguing that we do away completely with casebooks. However, some alternatives can be suggested that are already in place for some subjects, but not for all across the board.
There are a multitude of secondhand textbook sellers, both online and in store, for NYU students to take advantage of.

How to Get Your Textbooks Cheaply and Quickly

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Features Editor January 31, 2017
At this point in the semester you have no excuse not to have all the books you need for your classes. Here’s how to save hundreds and get your books by the end of the week.
NYU Shanghai students are outraged at the institute’s expensive textbook policies.

Students Read Between the Lines of NYUSH Textbook Policies

Jemima McEvoy, News Editor January 30, 2017
Students at NYU Shanghai fight with the administration over textbook policies.
In addition to the price of tuition, your textbooks can break the bank unless you buy smart.

Books Shouldn’t Pile on Your $70K

Ankita Bhanot, Deputy Features Editor September 6, 2016
Looking to save on your textbooks? There are lots of cheaper alternatives other than just the NYU bookstore.
China textbook restrictions detrimental

China textbook restrictions detrimental

Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist February 5, 2015
The recent crackdown on textbooks in China limits the intellectual freedom of the country.
Alternatives to Common Core also flawed

Alternatives to Common Core also flawed

Dana Brown, Contributing Columnist November 24, 2014
Common Core may have a variety of issues, but a prevalent critique against the educational standards is ironically misguided.