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

N.Y.U. Welcome Week ambassadors stand on the steps in the lobby of the Kimmel Center for Student Life waving and cheering to passersby.

What to expect when you’re expecting: NYU Welcome edition

Here’s our guide to preparing for your first week on campus.
Manasa Gudavalli and Naisha Roy August 4, 2023

In the days following the chaos and excitement of your dorm move-in, you’ll get to experience NYU’s version of student orientation — NYU Welcome. From Aug. 26 to Sept. 15,...

An illustration of Washington Square Park with the Washington Square Arch in the background. Couples sit on the ground or on seats in the park. Above the Park is white text that reads “Sex on the Square.”

Sex on the Square: NYU-themed sex positions

What better way to show school spirit than by adding some NYU flavor to your sex life?  
Rachel Fadem and Shreya Tomar November 18, 2022

College is a great time to explore your sexual preferences, and trying out new sex positions can be a great way to switch things up. Here are nine NYU-themed sex positions for...

Students studying inside N.Y.U.’s Bobst Library in a large room on the ground floor. Several rows of desks with computers are visible.

Opinion: NYU needs more quiet spaces for students

At prestigious universities, student mental health concerns abound. The university must provide students with more quiet spaces to combat this.
Molly Koch, Contributing Writer November 14, 2022

At each Presidential Welcome and Reality Show, there is an interesting approach to mental health awareness. In song, students were told the different resources available from wellness...

An N.Y.U. flag hangs from the side of a building. The text is white and reads “N.Y.U. The “U” in the banner is faded. The background of the flag is purple.

Why we left NYU: Stories from students who transferred out

Sometimes, this silly purple school isn’t the place you want to spend your college years, and that’s OK.
Liz Lindain, Contributing Writer November 8, 2022

I came to NYU as a transfer student in the fall 2021 semester. Like me, many students dream of attending NYU for its prestigious academic programs and the experience of growing...

NYU President Andrew Hamilton stands on stage behind a podium with a screen with the text “NYU Welcome 2022” and a logo of a music disc displayed behind him.

Hamilton begins his final year at NYU

In the final welcome address of his NYU presidency, Andrew Hamilton greeted new and returning students before hosting the university’s annual “Reality Show” performance.
Yezen Saadah, Contributing Writer September 22, 2022

NYU president Andrew Hamilton gave his final Presidential Welcome speech to a crowd of new and returning students on Tuesday, Sept. 20. Hamilton, who announced in April that he...

After conducting a virtual welcome week in fall 2020, NYU Welcome returns both virtual and in-person with past pre-pandemic spirit and energy. Fall 2021 NYU Welcome is restricted to the classes of 2024 and 2025 and implements safety measures such as capacity limits, NYU identity verification, and Daily Screener compliance. (Staff Photo by Sirui Wu)

NYU Welcome brings festive atmosphere back to campus

After a year of virtual learning, students and staff have organized online and in-person events, returning the Washington Square campus to its pre-pandemic spirit.
Kashish Bhatia, Staff Writer August 31, 2021

After an entirely virtual NYU Welcome in Fall 2020, the Welcome team was determined to develop a series of events this year to serve as a panacea for the sense of isolation wrought...

(Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Slices of Home

Places in New York City that remind us of home, or otherwise hold a special place in our hearts.
Ashley Wu, Caitlin Hsu and Alexandra Chan August 25, 2021

China Chalet By Ashley Wu, Editor in Chief The first thing I remember about China Chalet is the sidewalk. Cigarette butts and loose sequins scattered the pavement outside...

NYU Welcome 2020 signs deck the stairs at NYUs Kimmel Center for University Life during Welcome Week. Although all Welcome Week events have been virtual, Welcome Week leaders found ways to modify the traditional in-person events into a virtual experience for students. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

How the NYU Welcome Team Went Virtual

Wrapping up its last few events earlier this week, NYU Welcome’s entirely virtual program set out to give incoming students a campus feel despite the coronavirus.
Paul Kim, Dining Editor September 14, 2020

When first-year Cassidy Kohler applied to be a fall Welcome Week leader in February of last semester, she did so to give incoming students the unique campus feel she had found...

How Maha Hashwi Rallies to Build a Better World

How Maha Hashwi Rallies to Build a Better World

The Tandon senior brings together her background and her undeniable strength to prove that the power of the people can set waves of change into motion.
Mansee Khurana, Under the Arch Senior Editor December 5, 2019

On one of the first cold Tuesdays of the year, the Muslim Student Association’s mentorship event had a low turnout, but even with only 30 of the 100 or so members present, you...

Staff Rants & Raves: Welcome Week Edition

Staff Rants & Raves: Welcome Week Edition

Welcome Week might technically be over, but it lives on forever in the hearts of our staff. Here’s why.

Staff Rants On Getting Rejected from Events By Sam Brinton, Copy Chief My Welcome Week experience can be summed up by long waits and longer-lasting disappointments. For...


Off-Third: Andrew Hamilton Kicks off Welcome Week with Presidential Address, Says NYU is “F-cking Lit”

The speech broke John Sexton’s record for the most profane Presidential Welcome in NYU history.
Abby Hofstetter, Opinion Editor September 4, 2019

Off-Third is WSN’s satire section. Though NYU’s Welcome Week always begins with a speech from President Andrew Hamilton, this year was a little different than the rest....

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Extroversion Is Not the Only Way

Welcome Week proves just how much we’re forced to be outgoing, sometimes against our will.
Alexandra Chan, Staff Writer September 4, 2019

No matter their school or origin, almost every college student will learn about isolation at the beginning of their college career. Starting college is hard for introverts, and...