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

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Opinion: The CAS Student Council’s decision to oust a candidate was unfair

The student council president’s unprecedented overreach of executive power sets a dangerous example for future presidents.
Noah Zaldivar, Staff Writer April 28, 2023

This month has been tumultuous for the College of Arts & Science Student Council. Two weeks ago, amid elections for the council’s next president, one of the candidates, Adiba...

The interior of a New York City polling site. A red Vote N.Y.C. is blue and red text is placed in the foreground, and there is a polling booth in the background.

Nearly half of eligible NYU students won’t vote in midterms, WSN poll finds

Despite the efforts of the NYU Votes campaign to increase student voter turnout, many students who are eligible to vote have chosen not to cast their ballots in the midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8.
Adrianna Nehme, Deputy News Editor November 8, 2022

NYU senior Jazmine Ulloa is one of many students who has decided to not vote in this year’s midterm elections on Tuesday, Nov. 8. WSN talked to 103 students who are eligible...

Inside a New York City polling site. A red Vote N.Y.C. sign in the foreground, and a polling booth in the background.

Editorial: New York needs you to vote tomorrow

Midterm elections are important, and New York residents have an opportunity to cast their ballots tomorrow. They shouldn’t waste it.
WSN Editorial Board November 7, 2022

Tomorrow is Election Day. If you’re not a New York resident, you’ve probably already registered to vote in your home state and sent in your absentee ballot. But...

A collage of three photos. On the left, Professor Sanford Gordon, dressed in a white shirt and a plaid navy blue blazer. He wears a pair of glasses with black frames. In the middle, Professor Bryant Moy, dressed in a blue shirt and a navy blue blazer. On the right, Professor Julia Payson, dressed in a gray shirt. She is wearing gold earrings and a thin gold necklace.

How Republicans could take control of Congress, according to NYU politics profs

Faculty experts in NYU’s Politics Department spoke to students about the importance of voting and the potential consequences of the 2022 midterm elections.
Katherine Williams, Contributing Writer November 4, 2022

NYU politics professors encouraged students to vote in this year’s midterm elections, which have seen Republican candidates lead in many races across the country, at a panel...

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Opinion: NYU urges you to vote, and so do I

As an international student, I applaud the NYU Votes campaign, but it’s up to you to go vote.
Valentina Plevisani, Staff Writer October 7, 2022

The midterm elections are approaching, and if you’re an American citizen, this Nov. 8 it’s time for you to vote. Now is your time to elect who will make decisions on your behalf...

The most recent Student Government Assembly meeting was held on Thursday, Feb. 3. They debated resolutions on transportation costs and housing affordability. (Image via SGA, Staff Illustration by Edward Franco)

Student gov’t passes resolutions on housing, transport affordability

During its second meeting of the semester, NYU's student government announced plans to call for discounted subway tickets and an evaluation of housing costs.
Sofi Cisneros, Contributing Writer February 7, 2022

The Student Government Assembly passed two new resolutions on housing affordability and transportation costs in its second meeting of the semester on Feb. 3. Members also discussed...

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

Voter Suppression Has Always Been a Problem

Recent mania over the imagined problem of voter fraud have been used to justify tactics that lead to voter suppression. Our continued failure to guard the citizenry from these attacks on voting stems not from a public official, but rather the lack of an explicit right to vote.
Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 17, 2020

As the November presidential election approaches, the logistics of voting have become increasingly politicized and contentious. This comes after months of President Donald Trump...

The Reprisal of Bush V. Gore Threatens Our Elections

The Reprisal of Bush V. Gore Threatens Our Elections

President Trump has recently filed lawsuits against New Jersey and Nevada for their efforts to increase voter accessibility, citing the controversial case Bush v. Gore. If this legal reasoning is accepted, it may wreak havoc on our courts and elections for decades to come.
Emily Dai, Opinion Editor September 10, 2020

During the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, many have expressed interest in vote-by-mail because of the health risks associated with large crowds at polling places. In response, President...

NBA players strike to hold their organization and owners accountable for not taking a stand for social justice. The NBA’s lack of real action shows their progressive image is an empty promise. (Staff Illustration by Chelsea Li)

The Reactive and Equivocal Politics of the NBA

The NBA promised to be at the forefront of movements for social justice. The NBA players’ strike is the latest reminder that their promise has not been backed with action.
Kevin Ryu, Sports Editor August 31, 2020

It was the second time in league’s history — and the first time since 1964 — that NBA players had organized a strike. Back then, the players striked for a pension and...

Variations of “I Voted” stickers are distributed at voting centers during election days.  An Election Day resolution was struck down in the University Senate. (Photo by Katherine Chan)

Election Day Resolution Struck Down For Now

After the Student Government Assembly expressed unanimous support for a resolution that could make Election Day a university holiday, the Senate of Academic Affairs Committee did not approve the resolution in its current form.
Lisa Cochran, News Editor March 24, 2020

Just two weeks after passing unanimously in the Student Government Assembly, a resolution to make Election Day a university holiday faced a roadblock when the Senate Academic Affairs...

People gather at Washington Square Park to raise awareness of early voting dates. (Staff photo by Lisa Cochran)

Proponents of Early Voting Rally in Washington Square Park

Supporters gathered in Washington Square Park to get the word out about New York’s new early voting laws enacted in January by Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Lisa Cochran, Deputy News Editor October 23, 2019

In an effort to raise awareness about New York’s brand-new voting protocol, a crowd of around 30 early voting advocates gathered in rows on the steps facing the Garibaldi statue...

Taking Back Election Day

Taking Back Election Day

Although national efforts to make Election Day a paid holiday have failed, a small town in Ohio is taking matters into its own hands.
Nathan Maue, Contributing Writer February 15, 2019

A speck of blue in a sea of red, Sandusky, Ohio is an urban center of about 25,000 people. On Jan. 28, this small town made the not-so-small decision to swap out Columbus Day for...