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Washington Square News

Washington Square News

How an NYU Tandon alumnus is growing the sustainable superfood spirulina

How an NYU Tandon alumnus is growing the sustainable superfood spirulina

Jonas Guenther is the co-founder of We Are the New Farmers, an urban farm that grows spirulina in Brooklyn. He talks about the sustainable properties of the product and how his time at NYU Tandon helped him achieve his goal to grow food that reduces the carbon footprint.
April 22, 2021

With Earth Day just around the corner, climate activists across the globe have started to remind us of the individual actions we can take to address climate change, particularly...

New Yorkers reiterate demands to abolish the police after Chauvin verdict

New Yorkers reiterate demands to abolish the police after Chauvin verdict

After a jury convicted former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin of murder, hundreds of protesters took to the streets of New York City. For more information about the protests in Times Square and Barclays Center, click on our accompanying photo essays within the article.
April 21, 2021

Hundreds of protesters gathered at Barclays Center in Brooklyn and dozens gathered at Times Square in Manhattan to celebrate the guilty verdict of the Derek Chauvin trial and reiterate...

I Tested Positive for COVID-19

I Tested Positive for COVID-19

Here is a log of my experience with NYU-style isolation and the absolutely unhinged lack of communication from NYU and within NYU.
September 28, 2020

I got a call on Friday, Sept. 18th at 8:47 p.m. from a 212 number when I was out trying to chase a story around Foley Square. “Your spit test from Monday Sept. 14 came back positive,”...

A protester holds a sign reading Breonna Taylor Deserved Better. Protests continue for the second consecutive day, with around 200 people gathering in Union Square Park. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Protesters Demand Justice for Breonna Taylor for Second Consecutive Day After Ruling

An estimated crowd of 200 gathered at Union Square to protest the Kentucky grand jury’s Sept. 23 decision.
September 25, 2020

Protestors gathered at Union Square on the evening of Thursday, Sept. 24 after a Kentucky grand jury decided Wednesday to bring no direct charges against Louisville Metro Police...

Police and Protesters Shut Down Grand Central Station

Police and Protesters Shut Down Grand Central Station

NYPD officers stood by while NYC Shut it Down rallied to protest the murder of Daniel Prude and the involvement of police in mental and public health issues.
September 15, 2020

Activists affiliated with the group NYC Shut It Down gathered at Grand Central Terminal on Monday evening, Sept. 14, to protest the death of Daniel Prude, who was killed by Rochester...

Valentines Day is coming to town. Listen to WSN for some gift ideas that would blow your significant others mind. (Staff Photo by Alex Tran)

Four Unique Valentine’s Day Gifts to Surprise Your Loved Ones

Foolproof gift suggestions that’ll have your S.O/bestie/self surprised at how good you are at giving gifts!
February 13, 2020

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, it's normal to feel that overwhelming sense of panic when the thought enters your brain: “Oh no, what am I gonna get [insert valentine’s...

Noams and Trafton at Pride Fest in 2019. They performed a remix of Trafton’s song Hyperreal. (Photo Courtesy of Alena Spalenska)

EDM, Beyond the Festival

Electronic Dance Music has exploded around the world into a genre that is prolific, diverse and welcoming. But confined by the physical restraints of New York City, NYU EDM enthusiasts and artists have had to rethink some of its traditions.
October 7, 2019

If you attend a DJ Kali rave, you can expect to arrive at an unassuming warehouse somewhere in Brooklyn. Enter, and you’ll find yourself thrown into a crowd of 300 college...

The facade of the Oculus. (via Wikimedia)

Protestors at World Trade Center Call to Abolish ICE

The group “Rise and Resist” held a silent protest in the World Trade Center’s Oculus to bring attention to U.S. immigration policy and to mourn lives lost during U.S.-Mexico border disputes.
September 13, 2019

Around 60 activists of all ages bearing large black banners reading “no raids” and “immigration policy is a crime” and photos of children killed in detainment camps stood...

Fringe Spring 2019 | One Last Dance

Fringe Spring 2019 | One Last Dance

This issue is an ode to the moments that only fashion can capture: the awkward photo shoots, the first dances and the unforgettable memories.
April 25, 2019

(Photo by Katie Peurrung)

Zella Christenson | The Queen of Food Studies

December 6, 2018

Sounds of laughter and the smell of Thanksgiving dinner oozed out of the apartment where NYU Navigator’s all-girl Bible study group hosts its weekly meeting. While the group...

Reported and Edited by Justin Park

In Union Square, New Yorkers Mourn for Victims of Synagogue Shooting

Hundreds of New Yorkers spent a rainy Saturday night mourning the 17 victims of the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh.
October 28, 2018

Hundreds gathered at Union Square on Saturday at 7 p.m. to mourn the 11 people killed by a gunman at Tree of Life Congregation synagogue in Pittsburgh while people were worshipping....

Behind the Scenes With the NYU Mixtapes Preparing for Concert

Behind the Scenes With the NYU Mixtapes Preparing for Concert

October 12, 2018

The Mixtapes are one of NYU’s most popular a capella groups, currently led by Musical Director Sam Dhanraj, a senior in Steinhardt. They recently released their first single...