Washington Square News

Most Creative

By Natasha Roy, Editor-at-Large

January 22, 2018


Filed under Uncategorized

NYU's Gallatin School of Individualized Study is known for its broad range of concentrations. WSN is showcasing 3 students with the most creative concentrations.

NYU Ranks Highest in International Student Enrollment and Study Abroad Placement

NYU Ranks Highest in International Student Enrollment and Study Abroad Placement

By Natasha Roy, Assistant Managing Editor

November 16, 2017


Filed under News, Top Stories, University News

A new report shows that NYU hosts more international students than any other institution. NYU also ranked first in the amount of students sent to study abroad.

The Cabinet’s on FIRE

The Cabinet’s on FIRE

By Riley Lopez, Contributing Writer

January 24, 2017


Filed under Opinion

NYU understands that giving support to victims of sexual harassment is the only appropriate response, but there are fears that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos does not.

FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

FAFSA Reform an Improvement but Not a Fix

By WSN Editorial Board

September 22, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Starting the financial aid process earlier and accepting older tax returns offer planning benefits to high schoolers as they begin the application process, yet these small FAFSA reforms do little to ease the greatest burden of pursuing a college degree.

New York Should Host Democratic Debate

New York Should Host Democratic Debate

By WSN Editorial Board

March 30, 2016


Filed under Opinion

A New York debate between the Democratic nominees is needed — not as a political gift to either candidate, but to give a voice to New Yorkers.

The Perils of a Brownsville Tech Revolution

The Perils of a Brownsville Tech Revolution

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Teaching children to adapt to the modern workforce requires much more than a course in JavaScript.

Trans-Pacific Partnership Necessitates Education Reform

Trans-Pacific Partnership Necessitates Education Reform

By Richard Shu, Opinion Editor

February 8, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Politicians need to recognize the radical new possibilities that a specialized economy will bring.

New York City arts education under siege

New York City arts education under siege

April 14, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

The Office of the New York City Comptroller recently released a report detailing the inadequacy of arts education provided for students living in the five boroughs. The State of the Arts report included shockingly low figures for the presence of art rooms, partnerships with arts organizations and f...

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

March 31, 2014


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state budget deal which will provide $300 million in funding for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s prekindergarten program in New York City. Public schools are in need of reform. While the influx of state money shows commitment to reform, it does not address the root of the...

Education reform starts with teaching standards

Education reform starts with teaching standards

October 23, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Despite numerous education reforms for public schooling, American students still rank below average in academic achievement compared to their peers in other developed nations. The policies so far have concentrated on creating support systems for struggling students, but there has not been enough emphasis...