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

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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

A laptop displaying the webpage of N.Y.U.’s Albert course registration system.

Noah Knows Best: Your course load needs to be perfect. Here’s how to make it happen.

Course registration can be a very complicated process, and many wind up unsatisfied with what they choose. Here's a guide on how to pick a schedule that works best for you.
Noah Zaldivar, Staff Writer April 20, 2023

One of the most stressful parts of college is selecting which classes you’re going to take each semester and when you’re going to take them. You log into one of NYU's many...

An illustration of New York University’s Bobcat mascot against a purple background, with a red line striking it out. The Bobcat is wearing a dark purple athletic vest with the letters “N.Y.U.” printed on it.

Opinion: The NYU mascot is meaningless. We need a new one.

Do you feel represented as a Bobcat? I don’t.
Matthew Franco, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

I looked into NYU’s mascot, and it turns out we aren’t the cute NYU Violets I thought we were. No, we’ve been the NYU Bobcats for almost 40 years. According to NYU’s website,...

An illustration shows a figure of a person with a blue shirt and blue pants crossing their arms as they stand among a group of four silhouetted people talking. Illegible speech bubbles representing their thoughts float in the air above them.

Off-Third: Why everyone at NYU is more talented than you are

Imposter syndrome doesn’t exist. You’re just not the smartest or the most talented or even the nicest person at NYU. (Off-Third is WSN’s satire column.)
Abe Shapiro, Contributing Writer April 19, 2022

First-year NYU students, plagued by insecurity and inexperience, often doubt their merit as members of the Violet community. In fact, a large portion of these first-years claim...

The atrium of Bobst Library as seen from its lobby. Visitors walk in and out of the building.

Opinion: Bobst Library is falling apart

Bobst is an iconic library, but it needs to be modernized so that it looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside.
Hannah Kim, Contributing Writer April 6, 2022

With springtime comes throngs of bright-eyed, turquoise-nametag-wearing high schoolers who can be seen sauntering around NYU’s campus. They’ll make stops at the Kimmel Center...

An illustration of a white postcard with a red stamp in the top right corner. On the postcard are the words “letter to the editor” in a cursive style. Behind the postcard is a closed gray envelope.

Letter to the Editor: The English Language Institute’s closure is a tragic step back

In response to a recent letter to the editor, a former English Language Institute student offers his perspective on the program’s closure.
José Navajas Trobat January 31, 2022

This is a time for disappointment. After so many years, so many students, so much education and information received, after so many things learned about a great country and about...

Conquering Loneliness

Conquering Loneliness

While loneliness can be deeply unpleasant and scary, labeling it as something negative that needs to be avoided only encourages people to fear a natural human experience.
Helen Wajda, Deputy Opinion Editor March 4, 2020

When I first committed to NYU, most people warned me that if I didn’t try really hard to make friends (and even if I did), I’d end up feeling incredibly lonely. As a result,...

NYU Moves Away From Aramark — But Not Far Enough

NYU Moves Away From Aramark — But Not Far Enough

As NYU ends its contract with Aramark and transitions to Chartwells, the university is coming to terms with a lack of solutions.
April 1, 2019

Aramark is on its way out the door after a host of controversies, including last year’s health inspection of Lipton Dining Hall and the racially stereotyped Black History Month...

Ditch the Dorm After First Year

Ditch the Dorm After First Year

Beth Sattur, Staff Writer March 5, 2018
After weighing the pros and cons of NYU housing, choosing to live in an apartment after your first-year appears to be the better alternative.
Universities Should Do More to Integrate International Students

Universities Should Do More to Integrate International Students

WSN Editorial Board November 15, 2017
Now, more than ever, universities must make an effort to welcome and integrate its international students into the university’s community.
An empty classroom in 194 Mercer Street. WSN has compiled a list of the best excuses students have conjured to skip class.

My Dog Ate My Homework and Other Excuses

Kate Holland, Contributing Writer February 9, 2017
Hear what student's best excuses are for missing class; you might learn some new tricks.
Taking advantage of the various discounts available to NYU students can result in anything from a relaxing getaway to a marvelous Broadway show.

Money Hacks for the Thrifty Violet

Kalkidan Tadese, Contributing Writer January 24, 2017
College is expensive, and living in the city is too. But being an NYU student allows you to take advantage of multiple discounts.
The Spirit Issue

The Spirit Issue

September 6, 2016
Why is NYU lacking in so much school pride?