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

Washington Square News

Four people hold a large, green banner reading “legal abortion nationwide” in front of a white building. A group is gathered in front of the banner holding signs. One protester shouts into a megaphone and another holds a white poster board reading “this is what a feminist looks like” decorated with pink hearts.

As Roe v. Wade turns 50, protesters march against the loss of abortion rights

A group of abortion rights activists marched down Broadway in support of nationwide abortion access on Sunday, Jan. 22, joining thousands of demonstrators throughout the country.
Carmo Moniz, News Editor January 24, 2023

Hundreds of people marched from Washington Square Park to the Financial District on Sunday, calling for national abortion rights on what would have been the 50th anniversary of...

On International Women’s Day, Mar. 8, people protested at Washington Square Park demanding women’s rights.

WSP Women’s Strike Met With Disruption by Far Right

Mack DeGeurin, News Editor March 9, 2018
Hundreds of women went on strike in Washington Square Park on International Women's Day this Thursday to rally for a variety of causes, including sanctuary for immigrants and more rights for labor unions.
Celebrities Must Use Their Platforms

Celebrities Must Use Their Platforms

Shraddha Jajal, Contributing Writer January 31, 2018
Celebrities should use their platforms to actively support women's rights.
A man holds a woman with a sign up during this years Womens March. This years march drew more than 200,000 protestors in New York City alone, with hundreds of more marches across the country.

NYU Students Reflect on the Women’s March

Caroline Weinstein, Contributing Writer January 31, 2018
Among the thousands who marched in the Women's March were NYU students screaming slogans of empowerment and hope.
Natalina Schappach, a CAS junior currently studying at NYU Paris, helped organize HeForShe Arts Week Paris.  HeForShe is an organization dedicated to gender equality and their Arts Week promotes equality through various art forms.

HeForShe Arts Week Brings Gender Equality to the Global Stage

Paris Martineau, Abroad Editor March 8, 2017
In celebration of International Women's Day, NYU students and U.N. members in major global cities are hosting events for the second annual HeForShe Arts Week.
It is sometimes difficult, especially for students, to find proactive ways to help those in need.  Some decide to show their support through protests, like the Artistic Uprising protest in Washington Square Park on February 14.

Reviving Refugees: What Can Students Do to Help?

Kate Holland, Contributing Writer February 22, 2017
Many students have expressed a desire to give a warm welcome to incoming refugees after President Trump's travel ban.
Yuna Yang F/W 2017

Yuna Yang F/W 2017

Sydney Ernstberger, Contributing Writer February 11, 2017

Sydney Ernstberger Yuna Yang’s Fall/Winter 2017 collection once again featured lace, but also shifted towards using more velvet. A palette of vibrant colors, reflective fabrics...

The Nasty Woman t-shirt is inspired by a comment Donald Trump targeted at Hillary Clinton on the election trail.

March into Feminist Fashion

Pamela Jew, Staff Writer January 30, 2017
Feeling inspired by the signs and chants from the recent Women’s March? There are plenty of fashionable ways to show your feminist pride.
WSN staff talk about their favorite protest posters

Staff Recs: Best Inaugural Protest Signs

WSN Staff January 27, 2017
The beauty of protest signs lasts long after the day they're held in defiance — the best ones live on in memory as succinct slogans of resistance.
Womens March in New York

Exposure | Women’s March

Euan Prentis, Photo Editor January 25, 2017

On Saturday the 21st of January, women’s rights advocates across the globe marched in protest of the recent inauguration of the 45th President of the United States, Donald...

A woman protests as part of the Women’s March on NYC.

Women, Allies Take to the Streets

Taylor Nicole Rogers, Features Editor January 23, 2017
This weekend, hundreds of thousands of women marched on Washington and in other cities both great and small across our nation. As to be expected, hundreds of member of the NYU community participated. Here are a few of their stories.
In the midst of political tension, the Sundance Film Festival is anticipated more than ever.

Politics Play Out at Sundance

Laura Tucciarone, Contributing Writer January 23, 2017
Amidst the politically divisive days of late, Sundance Film Festival faces its own controversies, from its founders to its participants.