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

Washington Square News

A dorm room with two beds in University Hall.

Ranked: First-year residence halls

Rats and roaches and hospital lighting, oh my! It’s about time we dove into the good, the bad and the ugly of NYU’s first-year dorms.
Annie Emans, Staff Writer April 18, 2024

First-year dorming at NYU is an experience. When you are just starting college and the entire city is deemed your campus, living in a building filled with hundreds of fellow NYU...

Dozens of people walk through rows of tulips while picking them to create bouquets.

Spring in bloom at Union Square’s Tulip Day

A pop-up installation of 200,000 tulips brought thousands of New Yorkers to Union Square for an afternoon of flower picking.
Juliana Guarracino, Culture Editor April 8, 2024

This past Sunday afternoon, locals flocked to Union Square to grab a free bouquet of tulips from a pop-up garden of 200,000 flowers. In honor of Tulip Day, Royal Anthos, a Dutch...

A line of police officers in riot helmets stand in a crosswalk. Behind them, metal barricades contain a dense crowd of young people.

Streamer Kai Cenat’s meetup stirs up mayhem in Union Square

A crowd that had gathered for a giveaway organized by the creator damaged vehicles and wreaked havoc on Friday, prompting police to clear the square and surrounding streets.
Alex Tey, Editor-at-Large August 5, 2023

A planned giveaway of gaming gear broke out into chaos Friday afternoon, when fans of Twitch streamer and YouTube creator Kai Cenat began to riot at Union Square. New York City...

Protesters make their way down University Place in a large group, holding signs and chanting.

Trans Day of Visibility march sees hundreds gather for trans rights

Transgender rights organizers, activists and allies marched from Union Square to Washington Square Park to demand change to anti-trans legislation.
Alina Hollister, Staff Writer April 3, 2023

The chanting of hundreds of transgender rights marchers could be heard from all around Washington Square Park for hours on Friday, March 31, the International Transgender Day of...

A protestor speaking to the crowd using a large megaphone while another protestor holds a sign next to her.

Protesters criticize anti-trans legislation at Washington Square Park

The crowd gathered in protest of legislation preventing trans youth from accessing gender-affirming care across various U.S. states.
Adrianna Nehme and Bruna Horvath March 10, 2023

Dozens of protesters, primarily high school students, marched from Union Square to Washington Square Park to raise awareness about anti-transgender bills being proposed across...

Tens of high school students march across a sidewalk in front of a building with a NYU banner on an overcast day. Two people are draped in the transgender flag, wearing it like a cape

Teenagers push for trans rights at Union Square vigil

A vigil-turned-march in Union Square on Friday commemorated the life of Brianna Ghey, a transgender teenager who was killed in England last week, before rallying for increased protections for transgender youth.
Griffin Eckstein, Contributing Writer February 20, 2023

Dozens gathered in Union Square on Friday, Feb. 17 to mourn the death of 16-year-old Brianna Ghey, a transgender girl who died in England earlier this month after being stabbed...

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...

Sara Sharma holds a bouquet of orange flowers while standing in front of a deli displaying flowers in Union Square. Sara is looking into the distance, and is wearing a white floral dress and a lilac cardigan.

Finding New Delhi

Navigating a sense of home within familiar and unfamiliar spaces, through physical spaces, tributes and souvenirs.
Sara Sharma, Contributing Writer October 20, 2022

A line of people throw bags of trash into black garbage bins labeled “New York University.”

NYU tackles ‘swell in rat population’ with new trash bins

Representatives from NYU, the Union Square Partnership and a local politician unveiled eight new enclosed trash bins outside of the Carlyle Court residence hall during an inauguration event on Sept. 30.
Abby Wilson, News Editor October 5, 2022

Eight trash enclosure bins were installed in front of the Carlyle Court residence hall as part of a pilot program which aims to remove leaky trash bags obstructing New York City...

A A middle-aged person shouting while holding a sign in a line of a line of abortion rights protesters.

Controversial abortion rights group stages ‘die-in’ at Union Sq.

Rise Up 4 Abortion Rights, a reproductive rights group that has faced criticism from other grassroots organizations, held a protest to make abortion legal nationwide on Labor Day.
Abby Wilson, News Editor September 7, 2022

Abortion activists, many of whom wore white pants stained with fake blood, staged a “die-in” at Union Square on Labor Day to call for legal abortion across the United States....

Police officers block off a New York City street corner with yellow caution tape in front of a Chipotle and apartment building facade.

Woman shot dead outside Union Square NYU dorm

An early morning shooting on Thursday left a young woman dead near Union Square. Neither a motive nor perpetrator have been identified.
Abby Wilson, News Editor September 2, 2022

At approximately 5 a.m. on Thursday, a 25-year-old woman was shot dead on the corner of 14th Street and Irving Place — directly across the street from NYU’s University Hall...

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: An Earth Day festival and more

The Daybook is WSN’s weekly column listing in-person and online events at NYU and across New York City. This week: April 18 to April 24.
The News Desk April 18, 2022

A writer symposium with distinguished authors 6-7:30 p.m. on Zoom Free registration, restricted to the NYU community Join writing professor Tim Tomlinson for a discussion...