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

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

Washington Square News

An image of two levels of Bobst Library, with students studying at tables on both floors.

Opinion: Finals week schedules shouldn’t be a mystery

I’m not saving any money on tuition, so the least NYU could do is let me save money on flights home.
Naisha Roy, Deputy Opinion Editor February 28, 2023

The end of the spring semester involves a lot of moving parts. Students have to worry about surviving finals week, packing and leaving dorms and — for those who live outside...

The southwest side of Washington Square Park covered in snow. People walk in the park.

Opinion: A shorter winter break would actually be better for you

Although students favor the long recess, having a shorter one has substantial benefits.
Molly Koch, Deputy Opinion Editor February 1, 2023

As students returned to campus this past weekend, two things I heard over and over again were “The break was too short” and “The break was way too long.” The majority of...

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: Sex-positive media to consume over break

If you find yourself with some spare time over winter break, check out these TV shows, movies, podcasts and books to learn more about sex and sexuality.
Rachel Fadem and Shreya Tomar December 9, 2022

Winter break is approaching, and for those not taking January classes, it can be a great time to catch up on all of the things you want to do — including consuming sex-positive...

An illustration of two sheets of exam paper stacked on top of each other against a blue background with text “final exam” written on it. There is a red circle with a diagonal line through it drawn on top of the two papers.

Opinion: Traditional final exams are impractical

With increasingly negative stigma surrounding the final exam period, it’s time to bid farewell to traditional final exams.
Molly Koch, Staff Writer December 7, 2022

As I said goodbye to my mother at the train station, heading back to New York City after a cozy Thanksgiving break, I remembered the intense stress that shows up right around finals...

Locket, which debuted on Dec. 30 of last year, is an app exclusively for iOS users that has since been well received. (Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Turning your home screen into your feed with the Locket app

With pictures that show up directly on the home screen from your nearest and dearest, Locket redefines intimacy and privacy.
Saige Gipson, Contributing Writer February 17, 2022

Locket, the app that went viral on TikTok in the beginning of January, now ranks among the top free apps on the Apple app store. It works by using the iOS widget feature — by...

The arts desk is back with some recommendations of singles you may have missed this week.(Illustration by Rachel Buigas-Lopez)

Seasonal Singles Survey

An overview of singles you might have missed that came out over the break.
Henry Carr, Nicolas Pedrero-Setzer and Charles Smith January 28, 2020

Winter break has ended and as you find yourself trudging through the snow (or lack thereof) en route to your first class of the semester whilst listening to the same-old wintry...

A jazz show performing in Greenwich Village. One of the many winter activities favored by NYU students.  (Photo by Hannah Shulman)

On Campus for the Holidays

How students coped with staying at NYU over break.
Anna de la Rosa, Deputy Culture Editor January 29, 2019

As fall semester drew to a close, many students rushed to leave NYU in favor of family time, fun and relaxation. For others, staying on campus seemed like the obvious choice. Some...

NYUs Womens Basketball team was one of many to stay in Manhattan during winter break to practice.

Athletes Get Abbreviated Break

Maddie Howard, Staff Writer January 23, 2017
NYU's monthlong break is a welcome break for most students after a long semester, but what about athletes who have to cut their break short to train and compete?
Schoolwide Airport Shuttle Service Would Ease Holiday Travel

Schoolwide Airport Shuttle Service Would Ease Holiday Travel

Veronica Liow, Deputy Multimedia Editor December 7, 2016
Considering NYU has its finals end around one of the busiest and most expensive times of the year, to help alleviate costs, the university should provide transportation for students to airports.
Late Exam Schedules Mean High Travel Costs

Late Exam Schedules Mean High Travel Costs

Emma Rudd, Contributing Writer December 6, 2016
NYU must consider the effects of scheduling on student expenses before they implement an exam session so near the holidays.
Exposure | Iceland

Exposure | Iceland

Sarah Park September 27, 2016
I traveled to Iceland: a rare, ethereal, and mysterious beauty I had always wanted to visit.

What You Missed Over Break

Raven Quesenberry, Contributing Writer January 25, 2016
Washington Square News takes a look at what happened while students were off campus for winter break.