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Washington Square News

A woman stands in the middle of a crowd of protesters in Times Square. She shouts and raises her fist.

Demonstrators march across Manhattan to protest Tyre Nichols killing

New Yorkers marched through the streets after Memphis authorities released footage of Nichols being fatally beaten by police.
Adrianna Nehme, Tori Morales and Yezen Saadah January 29, 2023

Hundreds of demonstrators across New York City took part in marches protesting the death of Tyre Nichols, a Black man who died earlier this month after being brutally beaten by...

A group of protesters marching down Seventh Avenue near Times Square. Some of them are holding posters with the Iranian flag on them.

At Times Square, NYU students join thousands to demand Iran regime change

NYU’s Persian Cultural Society took part in the largest Iranian protest in New York City on Saturday.
Yezen Saadah, Deputy News Editor November 21, 2022

The Persian Cultural Society at NYU joined over 10,000 people gathered in Times Square to protest against the Islamic Republic of Iran on the afternoon of Saturday, Nov. 19. The...

An illustration of a cup of coffee in a white cup and white plate next to a gray laptop. On the screen of the laptop is an image of an elderly Black woman dressed in a light blue dress sitting on a chair on a sidewalk at night.

Off the Radar: ‘News from Home’ captures urban solitude and fleeting memories  

Off the Radar is a weekly column surveying overlooked films available to students for free via NYU’s streaming partnerships. “News from Home” is available to stream on Kanopy.
Mick Gaw, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

New York City is no stranger to the silver screen. Time and time again, it has set the stage for gritty crime dramas, sappy rom-coms and billion-dollar superhero blockbusters....

In the foreground is a pole with a sign reading “Times Square: Gun Free Zone” and the 53rd Street streetscape in the background.

New state gun legislation isn’t enough, students say

Although recent New York state concealed carry laws will not impact NYU’s gun policy, many students worry that citywide restrictions are insufficient.
Ela Kulkarni, Contributing Writer September 14, 2022

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s new gun control legislation package, which went into effect this month, includes a law which prohibits the concealed carry of firearms in certain “sensitive”...

An illustration of the Washington Square Arch. Behind the arch sits gray and brown alternating high-rises. On the top right are the words “The Daybook” in an arched shape.

What to do this week: NYU Club Fest, Broadway Week and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: Sept. 5-11.
Lauren Ashe, Deputy News Editor September 5, 2022

An outdoor art festival by Washington Square Park 12-6 p.m. along University Place between Washington Square Park and Union Square  Free, art available for purchase Stop...

Graduate Ayham Adawi in purple graduation robe holds the NYU Abu Dhabi banner. A crowd of graduates in purple robes are seen in the background.

Abu Dhabi, Shanghai seniors come together at NYC commencement

NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai seniors represented their schools during the university commencement ceremony for the class of 2022.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor May 20, 2022

For most students, commencement is a day to bring everyone together. Some families drive from New Jersey, while others fly from across oceans, all to watch their loved ones graduate....

A protester shouting while holding a sign reading “There is no fashion on a dead planet” in Times Square.

FIT students rally for sustainable fabric in Times Square

Eighteen Fashion Institute of Technology students gathered in Times Square on Saturday to advocate against unsustainable textiles and their negative impacts on the environment.
Emma Grimes, Contributing Writer May 2, 2022

More than a dozen Fashion Institute of Technology students protested the proliferation of unsustainable fabrics in the fashion industry and their negative impacts on the environment...

(Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

#TeamKhangle’s Fall/Winter 2022: Chaos, but you wouldn’t know it

Khangle closed out VIP Pageantry with a second look at the haute couture Dreamer collection and the launch of the ready-to-wear Louiso collection.
Alexandra Chan, Editor-at-Large February 14, 2022

Blue and pink lights set the stage on the fifth floor ballroom of the Times Square Marriott Marquis Hotel. A vaguely reflective white material covered the T-shaped runway as...

Crying just makes you all the more cinematic when you sit on one of these. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

Ranked: Places to cry in NYC

No, this isn’t a cry for help (yet), but thanks for your concern!
Sabrina Choudhary and Joey Hung October 18, 2021

It’s that time of year, babes. Whether midterm season is stressing you out or the changing weather is taking its toll on your mental health, now is the time to let those feelings...

Here’s a look at Times Square through the lenses of two photographers during the pandemic and the thought process behind the shots. (Staff Photos by Alexandra Chan, Jake Capriotti)

Exposures: Jake and Alex capture Times Square in 2020

Two WSN photographers revisit a mid-pandemic photo shoot at New York City’s iconic Times Square from one year ago, diving into the thought process behind the photographs
Alexandra Chan and Jake Capriotti August 29, 2021

  Follow the photographers on Instagram at @noelle.png and @capriotti.jake. Contact Alexandra Chan at [email protected] and Jake Capriotti at [email protected]

New Yorkers reiterate demands to abolish the police after Chauvin verdict

New Yorkers reiterate demands to abolish the police after Chauvin verdict

After a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of New York City. For more information about the protests in Times Square and Barclays Center, click on our accompanying photo essays within the article.
Trace Miller, News Editor April 21, 2021

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and dozens gathered at Times Square in Manhattan to celebrate the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial and reiterate...