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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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Off-Third: What to get your catcallers for Valentine’s Day

Love is in the air, and verbal harassment is on the street.
Lily Ritterman-Peña, Contributing Writer February 14, 2023

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. As a single woman in New York City, figuring out what to gift your street harassers can be tricky. There are a lot of things that make...

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Off-Third: How to prepare for your returning study abroad friends

They’re going to be insufferable, but it’s best to adapt. They won’t be your average American student anymore.
Stacia Datskovska, Contributing Writer November 7, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. You’ve heard the rumors: people change — I mean, become insufferable — when they return from a semester abroad. Now, it seems like...

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Off-Third: Liberal Studies is the best major

Everyone in Liberal Studies, like myself, should have some pride for the best school on campus.
Katherine Harron, Contributing Writer September 20, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Everyone I’ve talked to at NYU has one thing in common: they all applied to be in Liberal Studies. Only a select few, however, were offered...

A Victorian couch sits on top of a pile of trash in the 49th Street subway station.

Off-Third: The city streets are New York’s hottest department store

One man’s trash is another man’s bean bag.
Matan Hamam, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. A new school year has started, and with it, thousands of leases for new apartments and dorm rooms. As the game of musical chairs comes to...

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Off -Third: It’s time we bid adieu to imposter syndrome

You get more things when you’re confident, so fake it ‘til you make it.
Alexandra Cohen, Opinion Editor September 1, 2022

Off-Third is WSN’s satire column. Happy new year! The first day of class is of course the start of a new year; it marks the transition from one grade to the next. I am confident...

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Off-Third: Give the Oxford comma a break

One little mark is a helpful, clarifying, and necessary breath of fresh air. Stop getting rid of it. 
Matthew Franco, Contributing Writer April 21, 2022

I know, I’m late to the conversation. It's been years since debating the Oxford comma was quirky, edgy or indicative of genius-level IQ. But WSN gives me an outlet nonetheless,...

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Off-Third: NYU should provide refreshments to students waiting in Cantor line

We’ve all seen the line spilling onto the sidewalk at Eighth Street and University Place. It’s about time we pass out some refreshments to the poor students outside of Cantor.
Vinith Yedidi, Contributing Writer April 14, 2022

It’s 9:30 a.m. It’s cold and slightly misty outside, partially due to the exhaust from cars zooming down Eighth Street and partially due to the breath coming from the students’...

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Off-Third: The case against AirPods

This is the story of a student — a student who missed all of the wonders of the city, simply because they didn’t leave their AirPods case at home.
Blake Salesin, Contributing Writer April 7, 2022

On March 29, 2022, at 4:29 p.m., an unnamed NYU first-year retraced their daily path to Silver Center through Washington Square Park, AirPods in ears. As they hurriedly weaved...

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Off-Third: Bay Area students are wasting our time

It’s time to stand up against the drawn-out responses to “where are you from?” of our Bay Area peers.
Alexandra Cohen, Deputy Opinion Editor April 1, 2022

NYU is a global institution, which means students hail from one of three places: Los Angeles, New Jersey and the Bay Area. Upon meeting someone, you’ll typically ask their name,...

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Off-Third: The cosmetic case for mask mandates

The second-best university in New York City has lifted their mask mandate. As the No. 1 school in the city, we need to stand our ground.
Sydney Barragan, UTA Publishing Editor March 9, 2022

Columbia University announced last week that indoor masking will be optional on its campus starting March 14. Since we typically do what the other, worse Ivy League school in New...

Bobst Library is NYU’s hub for studying and research. Its main atrium is a sight to behold that ought to be graced with a slide. (Staff Photo by Luca Richman, Staff Illustration by Susan Behrends Valenzuela)

Off-Third: Bobst Library needs a slide

The title says it all. NYU can do more with Bobst Library. Put a slide in it.
Jules Roscoe, UTA Staff Editor February 10, 2022

The installation of solar panels on the roof of Bobst Library is a welcome move by a university that has faced substantial environmentalist criticisms. But sustainability isn't...