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

Washington Square News

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The Violets’ top 5 moments of the 2023-24 season

NYU Athletics just wrapped up its best season yet, having now established itself as a revered spot for student-athletes in the nation.

After a successful and record-setting 2023-24 season for the Violets, WSN has compiled the most memorable moments for NYU Athletics over the last two semesters. The Violets' hard...

A man squatting down to lift a large weight.

In the Huddle: Tisch sophomore Andy Cabindol prepares for powerlifting championships

The NYU sophomore spoke to WSN about his powerlifting journey as a student-athlete before the first-ever FISU World University Powerlifting Championships.
Sydney Barragan, Sports Editor April 30, 2024

In July, Tisch sophomore Andy Cabindol will represent the U.S. and NYU in the International University Sports Federation's World University Powerlifting Championship in Tartu,...

Members of the N.Y. U. women’s basketball team celebrate with each other on a basketball court.

NYU women’s basketball wins national championship undefeated

The Violets defeated Smith College in one of their toughest games of the season, winning the NCAA Division III Champions for the first time since 1997.
Liam Restivo, Contributing Writer March 17, 2024

The NYU women’s basketball team won the NCAA Division III Championships in Columbus, OH with a 51-41 victory against Smith College on Saturday, the second time it has earned...

A student is standing between giant purple letters that spell out N.Y.U. She is wearing a white and purple N.Y.U. hoodie.

NYU is a dream school for many. Does it live up to the hype?

With the number of applications rising every year for the past 16 years, NYU seems to be many students’ top choice. Here’s how these students feel now that they are Violets.
Liz Lindain, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

With the romanticization of New York City and NYU’s pop culture presence, it is not surprising that the university is a dream school for many. The school’s highly-ranked academic...

A side by side photo of N.Y.U.’s men’s and women’s basketball teams. On the left half of the photo junior and guard Zay Freeney shoots a basket in N.Y.U. men’s basketball season opener against Manhattanville College. On the right side of the photo graduate student and guard Megan Bauman tries to find an opening to shoot the basketball in the team’s game against Johns Hopkins University.

NYU men’s and women’s basketball debut at Paulson Center

The Violets have started the season strong, winning four out of their five games at the new Manhattan building.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor November 13, 2023

Violets victorious as NYU’s mascot, WSN survey finds

Violets victorious as NYU’s mascot, WSN survey finds

Most students and faculty agreed that NYU’s mascot should be the Violets, not the Bobcats.
Krish Dev and Maisie Zipfel October 27, 2023

Approximately 73% of students and faculty said they prefer Violets over Bobcats when asked which mascot they preferred as the school’s representative in a WSN survey.  Of...

Eight people stand in a line on a grass field and are doing warmup exercises, with a few of them talking to each other.

‘Unrecognizable’: How the women’s cross country team went from 4 runners to 5th in the nation

In less than three seasons, head coach Tyler Deck Shipley elevated a struggling cross country team to one of the nation's best.
Ethan Rendon, Staff Writer October 27, 2023

When Tyler Deck Shipley inherited the women’s cross country team in 2021, he only had four runners — not enough to score in meets. In nearly three seasons, with strong recruiting...

Two members of the women’s volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

Women’s volleyball wins NYU Invitational

The Violets swept all three of their opponents over this past weekend to win the NYU Invitational tournament and move to 6-1 for the season.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

For the second consecutive year, the NYU women’s volleyball team won the NYU Invitational, bringing the Violets to a 6-1 record (0.857) for the season so far. The tournament...

Two members of the women’s volleyball team pass a volleyball ball through the net to the opposing team dressed in red.

Women’s volleyball set to host NYU Invitational

After a 3-1 performance at the Pacific Coast Classic last weekend, the Violets will return home for the first time this season to host the NYU Invitational this Friday and Saturday.
Jason Alpert-Wisnia, Staff Writer September 9, 2022

The NYU women’s volleyball team looks to continue its strong start to the fall season heading into this weekend’s NYU Invitational tournament at the Brooklyn Athletic Facility....

Steinhardt junior Haley Will, back row center, is ready to make a comeback on the basketball court. Will has been injured during most of her career at NYU, but her passion for the sport won’t let that hold her back. (Photo courtesy of Haley Will)

No Obstacles Can Stop This Junior Guard

Despite an asthma condition that has limited her playing time for the women’s basketball team, Steinhardt junior Haley Will’s passion for the sport has driven her to be the best teammate she can be.
Kevin Ryu, Staff Writer March 30, 2020

When her asthma and pneumonia sidelined her for all of junior year of high school, Haley Will questioned how concerns about her health would impact her college recruitment. Now...

Staff Illustration by Charlie Dodge

Men’s Volleyball Climbs to Division III Number One

A recap of everything NYU Athletics from Feb. 24 to March 1.
Arvind Sriram, Sports Editor March 2, 2020

Men’s Volleyball The men’s volleyball team was ranked first in Division III on Tuesday, Feb. 25. However, NYU finished the week with a 1-1 record. On Wednesday, Feb. 26,...

Ethan Feldman, senior in CAS,  scored a team-high 16 points in the Championship Game of the Hampton Inn Jim Beaudry Classic. (Via NYU Athletics)

Men’s and Women’s Basketball Undefeated Over Thanksgiving Break

Men’s basketball won their only game this week, while the women won both of theirs. Many other sports will return to action this coming weekend.
Benjamin Michael Davis, Deputy Sports Editor December 2, 2019

Men’s Basketball NYU crossed the .500 mark on Sunday, beating Rosemont College 88-73 to move to 4-3 on the year. The Violets got off to a slow start to the game, trailing 16-11...