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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

The cover of the book “I’m Glad My Mom Died” is centered in frame. Pink text against a light yellow background reads “I’m Glad My Mom Died.” The author’s name, “Jennette McCurdy,” is pink and outlined in black. At the center of the cover is a portrait of actor Jennette McCurdy, whose hair is tied up into a ponytail. She wears a pink dress and holds a pink urn against a pink background.

Review: ‘I’m Glad My Mom Died’ offers a new take on memoirs

“iCarly” comedian Jennette McCurdy lays everything bare in her debut novel.
Madeline Kane, Staff Writer November 4, 2022

Content warning: This article discusses eating disorders and sexual, physical and emotional abuse. Although broken interpersonal dynamics may be common when it comes to child...

Icons of (left to right) Microsoft Word, Google Docs and Apple Pages against a light purple background. The small crown and a number one badge are attached to the Google Docs icon.

Off-Third: We live in a Google Docs world — it’s time to start acting like it

Google Docs is superior. It’s time to abandon the other options.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor April 27, 2022

It drives me absolutely insane when people don’t choose the best option. It’s even more insane when the best option is the easiest and the cheapest. I understand — and understand...

Short stories are quickly losing its popularity in our modern world. Despite their unpopularity, short stories have much to offer in the way of aesthetics, mental acrobatics and surprising endings. (Staff photo by Alexandra Chan)

The Understated Magic of Short Stories

Short stories are becoming obsolete in this digital age, but they provide an aesthetic that young people should return to.
Izzy Salas, Staff Writer March 11, 2020

Short stories, in theory, would fit right in with this age of short attention spans and quick consumption… but they aren’t. While they’re usually no more than 10 thousand...

Acclaimed author and journalist Ta-Nehisi Coates was featured in a panel hosted by CAS junior Sakshi Venkatraman. Coates touched on issues dealing with journalism in the current political climate. (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

Ta-Nehisi Coates Talks Political Writing With Former WSN EIC

The bestselling author and NYU Journalism professor sat down with former WSN Editor-in-Chief Sakshi Venkatraman and spoke to a crowd of NYU community members.
Aarushi Sharma, Staff Writer March 6, 2020

NYU Journalism professor and bestselling author Ta-Nehisi Coates sat down with Washington Square News' former Editor-in-Chief Sakshi Venkatraman on Thursday to discuss Coates’...

Q&A with Ted Conover, Head of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Part 2: On Journalism Education at NYU

Q&A with Ted Conover, Head of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, Part 2: On Journalism Education at NYU

Professor Ted Conover of the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute has won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize for his book Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. As director of the journalism school at NYU, Conover sheds light on how to create and maintain a dynamic journalism education for future journalists.
Hanna Khosravi, Opinion Editor May 10, 2019

Read Part I of the interview here. WSN (cont.): Do you have thoughts on the idea of how to prepare students for a world where information is so readily available? How can you...

An event held by the group 20s, a platform for young adults and artists. (Photo by Marisa Lopez)

Twentysomethings Have Something to Say

A platform for young creatives, 20s hosted its first in-person event on May 3.
Marisa Lopez and Anna de la Rosa May 6, 2019

Language for a Changing World

Language for a Changing World

With modifications being added to the AP Stylebook every year, it’s important to acknowledge how language is evolving alongside the ways we cover news.
WSN Editorial Board April 8, 2019

The question of how to fairly write and talk about race in journalism has come under controversy in journalism in the last few years. This debate has permeated the culture of our...

Writing Never Gets Easier — That’s the Point

Writing Never Gets Easier — That’s the Point

Melanie Pineda, Deputy Opinion Editor September 12, 2018
This article explores the value, difficulty, and rigor of what it means to write for a college class - and why writing in college matters.
Sports journalist Jemele Hill, who has joined the staff of EPSN’s The Undefeated.

NYU Reacts: Jemele Hill Steps Down from SportsCenter

Maddie Howard, Tori Bianco and Ari Mayhew February 26, 2018
NYU students react to Jemele Hill's suspension and move from the SportsCenter desk.
Mi-Anne Chan Chats Beauty

Mi-Anne Chan Chats Beauty

Sophie Shaw, Beauty & Style Editor November 9, 2017
Refinery29 beauty writer and CAS alumna Mi-Anne Chan chatted about her time at NYU and being a fresh face in the media industry.
Start the Semester Off on the Write Foot

Start the Semester Off on the Write Foot

Alexandra Pierson, Theater & Books Editor August 28, 2016

Whether it’s Writing the Essay, Cultural Foundations or any other text-based course you are taking this semester, most students will inevitably have to write multitudinous essays....

Writer Judy Blume, speaks about her success as a writer following her time as a Steinhardt student at NYU.

Judy Blume talks NYU in the ’50s, latest novel

Aicha Fall, Contributing Writer November 23, 2015
WSN interviews NYU alumna Judy Blume.