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

Washington Square News

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NYU chaplain travels to Turkey to support relief efforts

Following devastating earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, NYU chaplain Khalid Latif visited Turkey to provide humanitarian assistance.
Veronica Shirokova, Contributing Writer February 28, 2023

When imam and NYU chaplain Khalid Latif arrived at Gaziantep, a Turkish city affected by recent earthquakes, he said it was like walking through a warzone. He found residents in...

The title page of the Baedeker Magazine. The page has a black background with white serif text at the top center that reads “Baedeker.”

How two students resurrected NYU’s travel magazine

Baedeker, NYU’s long-running travel magazine, fell out of publication due to neglect during the pandemic — until students Jonny Rothberg and Shuhe Ma brought it back to life.
Juliana Guarracino, Abroad Editor February 13, 2023

What happens when an NYU club or organization never transitions to new leadership? Last fall, Stern junior Jonny Rothberg found out. After a backpacking trip in Switzerland, he...

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Off-Third: What to do when you’re stuck in the US for Thanksgiving

Not going home for the holiday? Here is a list of things to do in the city while you wait for your American friends to come back to campus.
Aksha Mittapalli, Contributing Writer November 23, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Alone in the city this Thanksgiving, thousands of miles away from your family? Here’s a great plan of fantastic things you can do to fill...

A group of people walking past the entrance to the building of 80 Washington Square East galleries with red bricks on the facade. The people are blurry because of a motion blur effect.

Opinion: Dear tourists and NYU students, walk faster

When people are just trying to get somewhere, it can be very frustrating to get stuck behind slow walkers who just won’t move.
Alia Arafeh, Contributing Writer October 7, 2022

When I first moved to New York City, I thought that life would be fast-paced. In movies like "13 Going on 30" and “The Devil Wears Prada,” everyone speed walks to their destinations,...

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 view of a sunset from a stone patio at NYU Florence, looking across the valley toward Villa Natalia. Trimmed hedges line the path down from the patio and cypress trees adorn the skyline.

Italian travel survival guide: My favorite cities in Italy

You have a long list of Italian cities to visit while studying at NYU Florence — here are my favorites, and here’s how to navigate them.
Emily Kerrigan, Staff Writer May 3, 2022

FLORENCE, Italy — Studying abroad is a daunting task. There is enormous pressure to travel somewhere new every weekend. Constant traveling is extremely draining, and trying to...

The pink facade of la Casa Rosada, the office of the Argentinian president. In front of it there is a blue-and-white Argentinian flag and a plaza. To the right are green trees.

Best trips while studying away at NYU Buenos Aires

If you’re considering Buenos Aires as a potential study away site and love to travel, be sure to check out these destinations.
Maureen Zeufack, Staff Writer May 2, 2022

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Fun fact: Argentina is the eighth-largest country in the world and the second-largest country in South America. There's a lot of ground to cover if...

An illustration of five vertical panels. The first panel: a planner against a blue background. The second: a woman facing her reflection in a large mirror against a green background. The third: a woman with a laptop sitting on top of an hourglass surrounded by clocks, calendars and sticky notes against a purple background. The fourth: a suitcase packed with clothes and a passport against a pink background. The fifth: pink and blue bottles of nail polish spilled on the floor against a brown background.

The do’s and don’ts of handling college burnout

The spring semester seems to go by in a heartbeat, which means midterms and finals and planning for summer internships are probably jumping at you. There are little things you can do every day to avoid burnout.
Autumn Kaufman, Contributing Writer April 13, 2022

Ashokan Reservoir. There is a long road; to the right there is green pasture and to the left there is a lake that extends until multiple trees together form a small forest at the end.

Spring break staycations that won’t break the bank

Looking forward to finally getting a real spring break after two years, but don’t want to be coming back broke? Here’s some ideas for affordable and memorable trips (mostly) outside the city.
Tristán Queriot Rodríguez Vélez, Contributing Writer March 10, 2022

After two years, we’ve finally caught an actual spring break from NYU. For many, this means it’s almost time for that long-awaited trip to Cancún or Miami with your friends....

Dayan Gonz (left) trains for a competition in a local gym in Havana, Cuba.

Boxing in Cuba

Photos of the popular Cuban sport from a semester abroad.
April 3, 2020

Words and Photos by Alina Patrick Boxing in Cuba is a visual representation of the resilience of an island embargoed, shut off from the rest of the world, yet still standing....

Students are looking forward to spring break, which is just two weeks away. Spring break planning can often get pushed aside as students worry about midterms and essays, but sometimes it is worth putting effort into a little preparation. (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan)

How to Make the Most of Your Spring Break

Balling on a budget for spring break? We’ve got your back.
Nya Etienne, Staff Writer March 3, 2020

When it comes to spring break, it is arguably more exciting to students than the month-long bliss that is winter break. The promise of being somewhere other than our hometowns,...

Classes at NYU Shanghai will start later than expected due to the recent outbreak of the deadly virus. (Photograph by Echo Chen)

NYU Shanghai Parents Call for Student Exodus to NYC

NYU Shanghai delays the start of spring classes due to the fast spread of the coronavirus, but parents and students do not think it’s enough.
Mina Mohammadi, Deputy News Editor January 27, 2020

After China’s leader Xi Jinping warned of the “accelerating spread” of coronavirus on Saturday, universities across China, including NYU Shanghai, delayed the start of the...