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2nd swastika on U. student center shines new light on ongoing case Kira Herzog News Editor

On Sunday morning, police responded to reports of a large swastika spray painted on the exterior wall of Stonier Hall. The drawing faced out toward one of the most highly-trafficked areas on College Avenue and featured a black swastika enclosed by the international probation sign — a red circle with a diagonal line through it. Authorities arrived at the residence hall around 10 a.m, according to University spokesperson Neal Buccino, and University officials have since removed the grafitti. The Tab Rutgers reported, with no attribution, that the swastika first appeared on its own, with the red paint added retrospectively to cross it out. But yesterday, Allison Yaffee, a School of Arts and Sciences

sophomore, sent a series of timestamped photos to The Daily Targum that she said pose a contradiction to this narrative. Her photos, taken on the same day behind the Rutgers Student Center, depict at least 10 more graffiti drawings — all with anti-fascist symbols and phrases. The newly-discovered graffiti features another crossed-out swastika with the same coloring as the first, and phrases like “f*ck nazi scum,” “f*ck white nationalists” and “f*ck fascism” that vary between black and red paint. Yaffee did not file a police report by press time and the Rutgers University Police Department (RUPD) did not confirm an active investigation into these particular images. Alongside these photos, Yaffee also shared her own testament, which correlated with the timing

of the pictures and RUPD’s arrrival at Stonier. She said she first discovered the additional graffiti behind the student center around 6 a.m. on Oct. 29. “Early Sunday morning I was walking behind the student center when some red and black writing immediately caught my attention,” she said to The Daily Targum. “The graffiti was expressing anti-fascist sentiments, saying things like ‘Nazi punks F**K OFF’ and ‘f**k Nazi scum.’ Among the graffiti, a big black swastika, circumscribed in a red circle with a slash through it, stood out. I didn’t know it at the time, but a similar incident had occurred outside of Stonier Hall. It was too dark when I first found the graffiti to take pictures, so later that day I went back to the scene to document what I found.”

Yesterday, a student came forward with timestamped photos, suggesting that the swastika on the Stonier Residence Hall may have been a statement against fascism. COURTESY OF ALLISON YAFFEE Because of the second drawing’s remote location and proximity to the anti-fascist phrases, Yaffee said she found the timeframe of the original story unlikely. For clarity, she reached out to the journalist behind The Tab’s coverage, Amber Atabansi, to ask how the publication found out that the red circle was drawn separately. Atabansi responded on Twitter, writing “One of my friends who saw it said when he first saw it, it didn’t have one around it and it

was raining, so he didn’t stay to take picture.” “It seemed improbable to me that on two separate occasions, someone drew a swastika only for another person to come along and paint a red circle with a slash through it, especially considering how obscure the location of the one that I found is,” Yaffee said. If Atabansi’s source had indeed discovered the swastika earlier that morning with no circle, Yaffee said See case on Page 4

RUSA pilots initiative to make feminine hygiene products affordable on campus Christina Guadino Staff Writer

The first meeting of the New Jersey Student Power Network brought students together from across the state to find creative solutions to political issues. MALAIKA JAWED

NJ activists convene at Rutgers for 1st meeting Max Marcus Correspondent

The first organizational meeting for the New Jersey Student Power Network, a group of students and community organizers from all over the state, was held on Saturday. Several Rutgers students attended the meeting, alongside students from other schools including TCNJ and Monmouth University. The meeting was coordinated by New Jersey Student Power, an organization devoted to developing networks of student activists, and Anakbayan New Jersey, a Filipino-American group that advocates for free education and social ser vices.

Matt Cordeiro, the millennial strategist for New Jersey Student Power and a Rutgers alumnus, said that the meeting served to unite otherwise disparate groups through the common goal of political change. “We can get people to come together and work on similar campaigns and channel that energy into concrete change,” Cordeiro said. “It’s good for folks to know they’re not alone in this, their group is not the only one, there are other people around the state that also do it.” Throughout his career, Cordeiro has developed similar student power networks in other states. As a student at Rutgers, he founded an organization See meeting on Page 4

During the full body meeting of the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) last Thursday, members presented a preliminar y proposal to pilot a free menstrual hygiene program on campus for students struggling with financial insecurity. The average price of a tampon is about 19 cents outside the University, but on campus, the average cost rises as high as 38 cents, according to statistics compiled by the assembly. “(This) is something that students have been asking us to work on for over a little over a year now,” said Evan Covello, RUSA president and an Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy senior. The proposal, which outlined RUSA’s research and future steps for action, was presented to the assembly by Sabeen Rokerya, chairwoman of the Student Affairs Committee and a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior, and Sara Bailey, the Douglass at-large representative and School of Arts and Sciences junior. Rokerya and Bailey prefaced their presentation by emphasizing that RUSA is treating menstrual hygiene products as necessities, not as luxury items. “We have an insecurity problem that we need to deal with,” Roker ya said. “We equate it to the necessity of food and other

things that students need to go about their day ... within the educational system.” For nearly a year, RUSA has been in the preparatory stages of developing a program to address the lack of accessibility to menstrual hygiene products for students who need them, in terms of financial insecurity, but also in emergency situations when a student is unprepared. This has entailed researching and consulting other Big Ten schools who have created similar programs and communicating with the University Facilities & Capital Planning office (UFCP) and other University organizations, including the Women’s Center Coalition, which Bailey represents, the Douglass Governing

Council and the Douglass Friends of UNFPA. Of the 13 Big Ten schools, nine of them have either already implemented, or are in the process of implementing a free menstrual hygiene product program, Roker ya said. “More than half of our population is affected by this, so it should be a conversation that Rutgers is having,” Bailey said. Rokerya said the main issue is an accessibility problem. Since the dispensers in women’s bathrooms across campus are often broken and unstocked, in a pinch students would have to go to convenience stores on campus. See campus on Page 4

A lack of accessibility to female hygiene products has prompted members of RUSA to initiate a program which meets student demand. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / PHOTO EDITOR

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Bus drivers at Rutgers undergo intense training process Jacob Turchi

They always provide service and training to anyone who wishes to work as a driver. “We do about 50 to 60 hours of University buses are a crucial component of life on campus for on-road and in-classroom trainstudents and faculty. First Tran- ing and we will also help you sit, the private transportation get any sort of licensing that is company that provides Rutgers required from the state to drive with buses, explained their hir- a bus. We are happy to do all of that,” Brock said. ing process. The job of a Rutgers bus driver Bus drivers are employed through First Transit, a compa- is a full-time position that includes ny that provides buses for 242 benefits, such as medical insurdifferent locations in the United ance and a 401k. At other schools, States, many of which are uni- First Transit has hired students versities like Rutgers, said Jay to drive buses either full-time or Brock, the spokesperson for even part-time depending on their First Transit. Rutgers currently class schedules. Brock said that the position is has about 50 bus drivers who operate 15-weekday routes and not meant to be a small job for college students to pick up some three-weekend routes. Bus drivers are not University em- extra money. Student bus drivers ployees, as all of their operations are are required to meet the same criteria as other done through full-time emFirst Transit. “We do about 50 to 60 ployees, such First Transit age, a prophas been runhours of on-road and in as er background ning the bus operation at classroom training and check, motor history Rutgers since we also help you get any vehicle and other tests the summer before they of 2011, creatsort of licensing that is can operate as ing the second required from the state.” a driver. largest public “It’s not just transpor tation a matter of a system in the jay brock student walkSpokesperson for First Transit state of New ing up and sayJersey, next to ing ‘Hey man, I NJ Transit. Brock said that the company want to drive a bus for some spare does handle most of the hiring cash.’ It’s not quite that easy,” process for bus drivers, one of the Brock said. “You can’t just jump on a bus and start driving around. many benefits of outsourcing. Because of Rutgers’ partner- That’s not what we do, and that ship with First Transit, the compa- does not happen at any of our colny will take any feedback from the leges that we provide for.” First Transit looks only for the University into account when deciding on who to hire, Brock said. best when it comes to hiring bus “If they have a point of view or drivers at a university. American something like that, we are happy colleges have been some of their to consider that,” Brock said. “We largest and most loyal customers, do that for all of our contracts, it’s and Rutgers is a great school that deserves bus drivers who are never one-sided.” Brock said that they look for de- driven and focused on their jobs, sire and excitement when hiring Brock said. “The college market is huge for new bus drivers, as they are eager to match drivers with the college us,” Brock said. “I think that these atmosphere they will be working young people especially deserve in, as well as the other colleges the best from all of us, and if we can give them the best bus drivthey operate across the country. Brock added that experience ers we can, the ones who will get is not completely necessary for them to class on time, then we are those who want to operate a bus. more than happy to do so.” Staff Writer

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case 10 new pieces of graffiti were photographed on College Avenue continued from front the red spray paint would have been added during a downpour. “That would also mean that it was raining while someone spray painted the circle on. I imagine that if that was the case, then the spray would not have sprayed on so cleanly

because the spray would have to travel through the air while it is raining and onto the wall. I imagine that this would make the paint more runny, but the picture on the article has clean lines,” she said. The RUPD is actively investigating the graffiti at Stonier, according to the University.

“The University is removing the image,” Buccino said. “Such symbols are antithetical to the values of the University, where we strive to create an atmosphere free from bias and to treat people of all backgrounds with dignity and respect.” At this time, the University has not issued any further statement. “I am suspicious of this whole situation,” Yaffee said. “I strongly stand against fascism, but I think there are better ways to speak out against it than vandalizing our school.”

Meeting Anakbayan New Jersey coordinated meeting, focusing on free education, social service continued from front called New Jersey United Students, which served a purpose similar to what he hopes that New Jersey Student Power will. Cordeiro said that being part of a larger network enables student activists to share strategies and collectively find solutions to common problems. April Nicklaus, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior and the state board chair of NJPIRG, was one of the Rutgers students at the meeting. “The student organizations involved in the Student Power Network are diverse in origin and focus,” Nicklaus said. “While that may mean we can’t work on the same issues all the time, it also means we have a greater array of experiences and resources to bring to the table ... I think one of the great things about the Student Power Network is that the groups in it are so different, and those of us who have more experience can help those groups who are newer to the organizing scene.” Gian-Carlo Toriano Parel, the secretary general of Anakbayan New Jersey, said that the groups represented at the meeting are unified by their relationships as student groups to their surrounding communities.

“It’s a wide, abstract unity that we’re all here for, but I think the launching point is, ‘How do we use the campus to empower our communities?’” Parel said. Ruthie Arroyo, the chairperson of Anakbayan New Jersey, said that a student power network would help students to understand how to organize and perhaps how to move into careers as community organizers. “As an organizer, I’m just helping take care of the trees that people have planted before me,” Arroyo said. “I’m not doing this just to reap benefits for myself but really thinking of the future.” Arroyo said that Anakbayan New Jersey’s ultimate goal is that the money that the government currently spends on the military and warfare would be redirected toward social services and free education programs. “I think it’s totally doable,” she said. “No one is saying that it will be achieved in one year, two years, three years, but so many other countries have done it, and if they can do it, we can do it too. It always starts with that one spark from the students and the youth to really demand. The youth are going to be inheriting this land, this society, so why not invest now?”

campus 9 of 13 Big Ten schools have seen addition of free menstrual hygiene program continued from front “The prices are jacked up,” Rokerya said. “Almost two times the price you can find at a Walmart or Target.” Although the University no longer stocks the dispensers in bathrooms, Bailey said they already possess a number of menstrual hygiene products in a warehouse. In speaking with the College Avenue Student Center Director Michelle Smith, RUSA learned that students can already access such products for free at the College Avenue Student Center, Bailey said. After being approached by students needing menstrual hygiene products, Smith contacted the UFCP who shipped her a box of products. These products are currently available to students and kept in the Operations Office, she said. Menstrual hygiene products are also currently available at the Rutgers Student Food Pantry, which is run by the Office of Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships. As the pilot program, RUSA plans to expand this system to all student centers. The goal is to have all of the student center staff in the Operations Offices of every campus to be fully aware of the program and be fully stocked with products, Rokerya said. “If a student needs a product, they can go to the main Operations Office of, let’s say, the Cook Campus Center, ask any of the

staff members wearing a red polo if they can have a pad or a tampon,” she said. “All of the staff members should know where they are, and they can just give it to them in a private situation.” The pilot program, upon approval from the UFCP, would entail the provision of the products within the student centers, which is expected to begin this semester and continue into the spring 2018 semester, Rokerya said. “Then the future hope would be to replace the bathroom dispensers with the allocated funding, once we figure that out,” she said. It is unclear whether this part of the program will happen this academic year, due to issues of funding and logistics. During the discussion following the presentation, concerns were raised about increasing inclusivity. Rokerya added that RUSA has a thorough list of all the bathrooms in all the student centers and recreation centers. Their original plan is to make sure that all the dispensers in the women’s bathrooms are stocked and that there is at least one dispenser in every male bathroom and every gender-neutral bathroom, she said. Natalie Settimo, a School of Arts and Sciences junior who has been actively working on the initiative, echoed this sentiment during an interview in late September. “We definitely want to help all the populations we can,” Settimo said. “So we’re focusing on the women community, the transgender community and non-binary and wherever those may intersect.”

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Effort, aid for Somalia must be increased


omalia has been hit by a drought GOT RIGHTS? since October 2016, and the effects HARLEEN SINGH are still worsening with each passing day. Somalia is perhaps the most affected region in East Africa since the drought hit the country in the past 25 years, making recovery harder and harder with each passing hit. The case this time has become so severe that it has led to famine threats, and the last time the region was touched by famine almost six years ago, it took more than 250,000 people with it. This time around, there are more than 20 million lives at risk, leaving more than a third of the population facing starvation. The increased number is the result of the ongoing war in the region that has only exacerbated the famine as resources are running out faster. The most alarming fact about this situation is the rate at which cholera has been spreading around the country due to the lack of clean water Cholera is a disease caused by the spread of the Vibrio cholerae bacterium which induces a diarrheal illness. The illness is acquired through the consumption of the bacterium through contaminated foods and water. The disease is particularly harder to treat in this region as it provokes acute diarrhea which in turn causes severe dehydration. With no fresh water in the vicinity, people are forced to quench their thirsts with contaminated waters, only furthering the track of the illness. Somalia’s case is more severe than before because there is displacement which leads to people in need of finding new resources and shelter. Women who are traveling are especially vulnerable to gender-based violence. An average of 300 cases of rape and sexual assault were reported between November and March. But this number jumped to 909, which is the highest yet reported cases in a single month. Gender-based violence was predominant in the area long before the drought, but the natural disaster has increased the number exponentially. In addition to there being a lack of safety, three-quarters

“Internationally, it would take a lot of effort to save and restore the once thriving nation. It is important to stay optimistic as many affected families are doing.” of the nation’s crops and livestock have been depleted resulting in the extreme malnutrition of thousands of children. What many families have been doing to survive is forcibly handing their young daughters into marriages with much older men in exchange for dowry money for mere sustenance which is a truly heartbreaking resort. This also plays a factor in the sexual assault statistics. And at least 20 percent of households are tackling acute dietary shortages, and with each passing day, two out of every 10,000 people pass from starvation. In an interview, Winnie Byanyima, an executive director of Oxfam International, gave NPR’s Robert Siegel some insight on the situation of the famine. She stated “... I met people who have fled their homes, who have lost everything and who are now living in camps. Most of them are not allowed to venture even a little bit outside the towns that they are in because when they step out to find food or sell something they get attacked, raped, assaulted. And they are frustrated that although they are in a safe town, they are unable to meet the needs of their families. So aid is coming in but not fast enough.” There is an overall lack of funding as most countries have a “me first” attitude. But it is time that nations realized that Somalia is undergoing a grave life or death situation where the slightest aid can make the biggest difference. There is an overall lack of international funding, and once received, it is arduous to deliver the resources to these countries. Northeast Nigeria is especially impossible to aid due to Boko Haram, which has a major presence in the area. Not all hope is lost though. The Red Crescent Society, the UAE’s biggest volunteer humanitarian organization, has been relentlessly assisting the Somalians, though with great effort and difficulty. Aid convoys are sent to scout and ascertain the needs of the residents along with missions to deliver thousands of food parcels. The food parcels are handed over in a most-needed manner. First preferences are usually given to the most vulnerable, particularly children, elders and expecting mothers. The parcels contain flour, rice, sugar, some water and cooking oils and usually last up to six weeks. Internationally, it would take a lot of effort to save and restore the once thriving nation. It is important to stay optimistic as many affected families are doing. Completely poor but ordinary families are welcoming those that are fleeing and in need into their homes with open arms. But unfortunately, at the end of the day, there must be a significant increase in effort and aid to revive the once thriving country. Harleen Singh is a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore majoring in cell biology and neuroscience. Her column, “Got Rights?”, runs on alternate Wednesdays.



U. should better address student needs Services need revamping, not ‘One-Stop Shop’


utgers has announced that they will create of the student body, or at least anyone who is not a a “One-Stop Shop” for student services in STEM major. At this point, the location of this new “One-Stop hopes of making students’ lives easier, which is projected to open during the summer of 2019. Shop” is the least of the University’s problems. InThis is a part of the University’s Strategic Master stead of spending millions of dollars to create an Plan to enhance the student experience and improve entirely new center, the administration should use that money to improve the staff within these serRutgers as a whole. A University spokesperson recently told The vices. What these services really need are things Daily Targum that through a survey, the Univer- like more employees, shorter wait times and better sity attempted to discover the problems students hours. These offices are not even open on the weekoften encounter. In terms of student services, these end, and during the week their hours are from 9 a.m. problems included having to go from office to office, to 5 p.m, when most students have class and do not dealing with long lines and not reaching the right have time to wait in line for hours. Additionally, the person to solve their problem. This, it is thought, can staff for many of these services is bogged down, and be solved through the implementation of the “One- students often complain of this. Some of the staff students seek help Stop Shop,” which from turn out to will put all the nonbe students themacademic services selves, which can be that students need in “Instead of spending millions of dollars a problem because one place. to create an entirely new center, the nobody necessarily The new location feels comfortable for the “One-Stop administration should use that money to discussing delicate Shop” will be on improve the staff within these services.” information like fiBusch campus. nances with their But what does not peers. They would add up is the fact rather discuss issues that Records Hall on the College Avenue campus is the location for the with professionals they can trust and who know what Office of Dining Services, main services for facilities, they are talking about. On the plus side, the “One-Stop Shop” is going to financial aid, student accounting and the Office of Information Technology — essentially an already exist- have a mobile component, with as many services as ing “One-Stop Shop.” To boot, most students handle possible available online. This will hopefully help, as registration online, so it is not as though students finding information about these things online is often are frantically looking for help registering for classes seemingly impossible and can result in a frustrated attempt at finding out the information in-person, in-person like they are for help with financial aid. If all of these services are located in the same which is also nearly impossible. We appreciate what the University is doing to try building, then why is a change of locations necessary? Well, according to a University spokesper- to improve the current student experience, like their son, Records Hall has limited parking and needs attempted revamp of the bus system, but if they were extensive repairs. The thing is, College Avenue really listening to students’ needs they would know is considered the main campus at Rutgers—New that the new “One-Stop Shop” center is not a priority. Brunswick, and by moving this service center to If they really want to fix something, they need to see Busch campus they will inconvenience the majority what the students are seeing. The Daily Targum’s editorials represent the views of the majority of the 149th editorial board. Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily reflect the views of the Targum Publishing Company or its staff.

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Administration should take action against Michael Chikindas To the Editor:


am just going to come out and say it: I do not like Quentin Tarantino. I find him pretentious. Adele has a lovely voice but is seriously overrated and kind of boring. Golf is not a sport. I thought the season of “Doctor Who” with Matt Smith was the worst since the reboot. Mojitos are gross. The things I have just stated will no doubt make a lot of people angry at me. These statements, while they represent my sincerely held beliefs and opinions, do not affect those around me. As a professor, I have never given a lower grade to someone because they play golf. If I met Tarantino, I would smile and maybe ask for a picture. And if you like mojitos, that just means more Chardonnay for me. While unpopular, these sincerely-held beliefs and opinions affect only me. You cannot “casually” believe that Jews “run the world,” or that Black people are lazy or that gay people turn others queer. If I believed these things sincerely enough to tout them to the world, it would not be possible for me to claim that these beliefs were isolated from my day-to-day interactions with people.

The modern hatemonger loves to talk about how the First Amendment protects their right to freedom of speech. Of course, they are right, but only in a small-minded way, which is all they know. The First Amendment does not protect you from your actions, and if your actions are to showcase, proudly and defiantly, how your beliefs about certain types of people are so essentially tied into your person that you can never divest yourself from them, you should not be anywhere near an esteemed educational institution where you have power over the futures and fates of students. I did not agree with all my professors at Rutgers. But even if I did not agree with them, I never was given any reason to believe they would not treat me with the respect and dignity with which they treated any other student. The same cannot be said of Michael Chikindas. Rutgers must not tolerate this form of hate. There is no place for it at the University or in any society. He must be denounced loudly, publicly and repeatedly. I call for Chikindas’s immediate firing. Until that happens, my sincerely held belief is that there will never be real trust in the University’s system again. Erica L. Fields is a Rutgers University Class of 2001 alumna.

NJPIRG is making strides for accessible healthy food choices

regarding what they buy from suppliers can truly make a difference. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that at least 23,000 Americans die each year from resistant infections, and millions more get sick. To The Editor: The good news is that consumers ecently, I read an article that was have a lot of power to make change featured in The Daily Targum en- by calling on major restaurants to stop titled “NJPIRG raises awareness buying from farms that raise animals of new ‘Chain Reaction Report’ at me- with routine antibiotic use. McDonald’s, S u b w a y dia event on and KFC George Street” have taken by Max Marconcrete cus. I am glad steps to this article “The Centers for Disease Control and phase out was written, Prevention (CDC) estimates that at r o u t i n e because antiantibiotic use biotics resisleast 23,000 Americans die each year from their tance is an imfrom resistant infections, and millions meat supply portant issue chains, and that deserves more get sick.” that has attention. made some Although big ripple antibiotics are ef fects in the sometimes misused in the medical field, they are meat industr y. So tell other regional chains, like Wawa, also widely overused on factory farms. Oftentimes the antibiotics are given to that are lagging behind to stop serving animals that are not even sick just to fatten meat raised on routine antibiotics, and help them up quicker. That routine use can fuel improve public health. the spread of drug-resistant bacteria. Swetcha Ananthu is a Rutgers Business I like that NJPIRG is targeting food chains, as the decisions they make School sophomore.


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Produce from U. farmer’s market inspires fresh recipe

Purple heirloom tomatoes and vivid, multi-colored stems of Swiss chard are fruits and veggies that can rarely be found at a typical supermarket. Unique finds like these are exclusive to farmer’s markets and are sold at the Rutgers Gardens Farmer’s Market. CLARISSA GORDON

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1 container of Silver Birch Kitchens nut-free basil pesto made fresh in Hackettstown, N.J. Balsamic vinegar Eating healthy as a college stuGrated parmesan cheese dent is notoriously difficult. Be(optional) cause Rutgers is a college campus Instructions home to a plethora of fast food Preheat oven to 350 degrees. spots and fat sandwiches, the legSlice tomatoes into halves. end of the freshman 15 often bePlace tomatoes in small greased comes a reality for many students. skillet, pot or pan — whatever’s But to the rescue is the Rutgers available and Gardens Farmsafe in the oven. er’s Market on Drizzle with balCook campus, a “For a college student, it’s not really practical to do all of your grocery shopping here, but it is important if samic vinegar hidden gem by anything to try to buy your produce, cheese, eggs and meat here.” and season with any standard. salt and pepper. Sugary and Roast tomagreasy foods SARAH BEECH toes for about 10 are not only Spoon Me Soups Employee minutes or until extremely attomatoes are soft, tainable on campus, but they’re also appealing savory dips and hearty vegan soups. dairy products from the Cook and wallet-friendly recipe featur- juicy and on the verge of bursting. Boil your pasta of choice uning items from the market is a colThis foodie heaven is not only campus farm. for their cheap prices and contil pasta cooks al dente. When Emma Pizzolo, an Edward J. lege-student staple. venience for so many students a healthy and unique alternative Pesto Pasta with Spinach and the pasta is almost ready, throw on the go with no time to cook to your local ShopRite, it also is Bloustein School of Planning in the spinach. Drain and throw healthy and sometimes expensive a convenient way to support lo- and Public Policy senior and Tomatoes back into the pot, and reduce heat Ingredients pre-vet major who works on the meals. But the farmer’s market cal businesses. to a simmer. Pasta of your choice “Because you’re buying from farm, emphasized the imporhas a possible solution. Once the tomatoes are finished 2 handfuls of baby spinach, The market, which is open ev- small businesses, the good thing tance of knowing where your courtesy of Rutgers Gardens roasting, throw them into the ery Friday throughout the fall and about farmer’s markets is that you food comes from. cooked pasta. Add pesto and toss “Cook campus farm is not or- Farmer’s Market spring seasons, hosts a variety of can buy only one or two of someSmall heirloom tomatoes, until the pasta is fully coated. vendors and farmers that offer thing, and that could be a better ganic, but the animals are out on Serve immediately, perhaps with fresh, locally grown produce and deal,” Sarah Beech, of Spoon Me pasture all day, and we don’t use courtesy of Rutgers Gardens a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. growth hormones or antibiotics,” Farmer’s Market Soups, said. gourmet items. Correspondent

Unlike food at a typical supermarket, all of the food products sold at the market are natural, organic or homemade and homegrown. While it’s no surprise that plenty of delicious, organic produce can be found at the market, several of the regular vendors also sell homemade goods ranging from gourmet pickles and artisanal cheeses to sweet fruit spreads,

Spoon Me Soups is a regular Rutgers Gardens Farmer’s Market vendor that specializes in vegan soups. “For a college student, it’s not really practical to do all of your grocery shopping here, but it is important if anything to try to buy your produce, cheese, eggs and meat here,” she said. The market sells meat and

Pizzolo said. “The animals have a very unique life, because they are with people every day getting so much extra attention than most farms would give them.” Since the market hosts more than 20 vendors, the first experience at the Rutgers Gardens Farmer’s Market might be overwhelming for some. For inspiration, this easy, filling


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Mark Tatulli Horoscopes


Page 9 Eugenia Last

Happy Birthday: Use your intelligence to excel. Look outside your neighborhood and you will find an opportunity that tempts you to make a transition from one lifestyle to another. Embrace the unfamiliar and learn from the encounters you have with people from all walks of life. A carefree attitude will result in greater vision and diversity. Express your desires and follow your heart. Your numbers are 9, 17, 20, 26, 37, 39, 46.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Plan your actions and strategize carefully to avoid any backlash. Get the green light before you leap into something new. Know what you are up against and have solutions in mind before you begin. 3 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Do whatever it takes to get along with your peers. Getting into a debate will waste valuable time that should be put toward getting ahead. Displaying your restraint and ability to stay focused will lead to advancement. 3 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Channel your energy into something you believe in. Take on a challenge to get fit and healthy. A change of attitude and to the way you live will give you the boost you need to be the best you can be. 4 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Use your imagination to your benefit, not to dwell on something that hasn’t happened. Be careful how you handle emotional matters. Give others the benefit of the doubt. If you hold a grudge, it will make you appear negative. 2 stars

Pearls Before Swine

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Getting all fired up over something inconsequential will work against you. Do your best to see all sides of a situation before you leap into action. Changes can be made, but they have to be realistic and beneficial longterm. 5 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): You’ll be right on the money when it comes to your work and how you decipher the best way to do things. You can improve your relationships with kindness and understanding. Listening and offering solutions will lead to popularity. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Take some initiative and do something that is physically challenging. Personal gains and updating your appearance are both highlighted. A change in an important relationship will make you happy and stabilize your life. 3 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): You can make a difference if you use your intelligence to bring about positive changes. Your interactions with others will encourage deep thought, greater understanding and solutions that can make a difference to the way you excel. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Put some energy behind the improvements you want to make. The difference it will make to the way you live will result in positive affirmations that you are heading in the right direction. 5 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Take pride in what you do. Pay attention to details rather than rushing through a project leaving unfinished odds and ends to contend with. Abrupt changes will set off an emotional situation that could stifle your progress if you aren’t careful. 2 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Make a difference in the world by channeling energy into improving your community. Take action to ensure that things get done and you will encourage others to pitch in and help as well. Less talk and more love are favored. 4 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): An emotional discussion with someone you are in a partnership with should be avoided. You’ll get backed into a corner, leaving you no choice but to give in or retreat. Calm down before you make a decision you’ll regret. 3 stars

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WIN Knights have not won conference match since defeating Maryland in 2015 continued from back This week, Cieslik moved down one spot to third in the Big Ten for service aces, averaging 0.4 per set. Sitting at 12th in the conference for assists is sophomore setter Megan Sharkey with 7.98 a set, and sneaking into the rankings for digs is Swackenberg with 2.91 per set. Looking at the Knights’ Big Ten opponent, Michigan (5-7) has not had the greatest conference season as it sits toward the bottom half of the Big Ten standings. The

Wolverines most recently had two home games on Friday and Sunday where Michigan won against Iowa but lost playing No. 7 Nebraska in straight sets. Michigan currently ranks No. 29 in the NCAA RPI but are no longer receiving votes in the latest AVCA coaches poll. Rutgers’ biggest threat will be Michigan’s Carly Skjodt, as she sits No. 6 in the Big Ten in kills, averaging 3.57 per set. Additionally, the Wolverines’ Jenna Lerg ranks fifth in the conference in digs with an average of 4.11 a set.

The Knights’ previous matchup with Michigan concluded with their first set win of the conference season at home since 2015 when playing Purdue. The last time Rutgers won a set against Michigan was in 2015, as well. At the game, the Knights collected Big Ten season highs of 41 kills, 46 digs and 38 assists with McLetchie and Miljevic hitting 10 kills each. Rutgers has never won a match against Michigan since joining the conference, but the Knights will have a chance to steal another set from their opponent at the Wolverines’ home court on Wednesday. For updates on the Rutgers volleyball team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

Freshman opposite hitter Kamila Cieslik sits third in the Big Ten with .4 service aces per set. THE DAILY TARGUM / SEPTEMBER 2017

PLACE RU finishes last at Big Ten championship meet, paced by junior Murphy continued from back

Senior Luke Wiley finished in 82nd place at Big Ten Championships last weekend. THE DAILY TARGUM / APRIL 2016

the most difficult race of the season and adjusted its goals appropriately. “Big Ten Champs is different. We’re going to try and beat some people, try to keep moving, run a little looser. We got nothing to lose” said head coach Mike Mulqueen before the meet. In a race with nothing to lose, the first Knight across the finish line was junior Conor Murphy, who finished in 73rd with a time of 25:42. That’s nearly 30 seconds better than his time at Metropolitan Championships, where he finished

eighth and 13 seconds better than his run in Bloomington. Sticking to the pack, three Scarlet Knights crossed the line next in near succession. Sophomore Cole Pschunder and senior Luke Wiley finished back-to-back in 80th and 81st with times of 25:55.3 and 25:56.8, respectively. They both improved on last years Big Ten performances. Junior Dom Munson eclipsed the 26-minute mark in a Big Ten Championship race for the first time in his career. Freshman Patrick Walsh continued his rookie success with his third-best finish in the 8K this season thanks to a time of 26:11.3. Walsh has been the Knights’ biggest surprise so far.

Rounding out the scorers for Rutgers was senior Trent Brinkofski and freshman Billy Hill. While the competition was tough and the result less than favorable, Rutgers still performed to its ability. The runners stuck together and improved their times. While that did not translate to a victory, it has in the past and could easily in the future. After the Big Ten Championships, the Knights go back to Lehigh’s Goodman Campus, a site very familiar to the team, as it has already ventured there twice this season. There, the group will participate in the NCAA Mid-Atlantic Regional Championships (MARC). “Everyone is looking forward to MARC. We’re gonna run our hearts out.” said Wiley. For updates on the Rutgers men’s cross country team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.


Knights to head north for final event of fall season in Buffalo Kervy Robles Contributing Writer

The Rutgers tennis team will compete at a new event this weekend, as it will get ready for the Buffalo Invitational at the State University of New York at Buffalo from Nov. 3 to 5 in New York. The Scarlet Knights come to this indoor invite after a positive collective performance at the ITA Northeast Regional Championships, where three players qualified for the round of 64. Those three players were senior Mingxiu Du and sophomores Kat Muzik and Jaci Cochrane, and head coach Hilary Ritchie maintains that Rutgers has made strides from its previous events. “We have shown a lot of improvement,” Ritchie said. Ritchie later went on to praise her players’ specific outputs on the court, owing the team’s recent relative success — as with Muzik’s runner-up finish at the Navy’s Blue & Gold Invitational — to their athleticism and strength. “We are working on being better at the corner when we get pulled wide as well as in offensive, hitting back powerful shots,” she said. Senior Chloe Lee, 2-5, joins Rutgers in Buffalo after an early

elimination in the opening round in the main singles bracket at the ITA Regional Championships. Freshmen Isabelle Da Silva (23) and Kat Rosenberger (1-4) will return to the courts after they last competed at the Navy’s Blue & Gold Invitational in Maryland at the beginning of October. Senior Lee Levy, 0-5, is expected to participate in the Buffalo Invitational while freshman Maya Jacobs, 5-3, waits for a speedy recovery from an injury that forced her to abandon the ITA Regional Championships in the main singles draw the past weekend. In doubles competition, the Knights will try to improve a 9-15 team record for this season. The Buffalo Invitational will gather the best athletes in the region, but this does not threaten Rutgers’ confidence, especially for Ritchie, who holds great expectations for her talented roster “We have a lot of variety in the singles displays, and there are good teams in this tournament, but I have high expectations,” Ritchie said. For updates on the Rutgers tennis team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

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Rutgers offense has chance to break out against Maryland Griffin Whitmer Associate Sports Editor

In the process of rebuilding the Rutgers football team, head coach Chris Ash has installed an identity within his team. The Scarlet Knights are not flashy on offense, not dominant on defense, but they are incredibly tough and have shown the ability to do whatever it takes to win in the Big Ten this season. And while that mental and physical fortitude is a positive thing for the team, there is no hiding the offensive struggle of Rutgers in 2017. Against both Washington and Nebraska, the Knights went down the field early in the first quarter to score a touchdown. After that, the offense went stagnant and put pressure on the defense to make plays. And while the rushing offense broke out against Illinois and the offense in general did just enough to beat Purdue, the passing game has been non-existent for each of the first eight games of the season for Rutgers. Ash made the decision to switch from graduate transfer Kyle Bolin to junior Giovanni Rescigno leading into the team’s game at Illinois and Rescigno has gone 2-1, including wins in his first two starts. Despite the wins, Rescigno is averaging 92 passing yards per game and the Knights rank last in the Big Ten in passing offense. But when Maryland visits New Jersey on Saturday, he will have the chance to go against the worst passing defense in the conference — one that is giving up nearly 280 yards per game. “I think we can definitely take advantage of it,” Rescigno said after Tuesday’s practice. “I think we have a good opportunity this week to improve in the pass game area with the receivers and everyone else.” Another factor that could help improve the passing attack is the return of true freshman running back Raheem Blackshear, who missed the Michigan game a week ago due to injur y. In the win against Purdue, he hauled in a 35-yard touchdown reception on wheel route from Rescigno. The thought of a healthy Blackshear along with a healthy Janarion Grant is one that will have offensive coordinator Jerry Kill salivating. Both have big-play ability and have shown the ability to change the game with the ball in their hands. Rescigno is one of the main benficiaries of their health, and noted that he is excited to see what the offense can look like with both of them on the field. “It’s really important just to have those guys out there,” he said. “The factor of them being out there and the dynamic they give to the offense just in general is really big.” But when Kill was asked how the offense could improve, his focus shifted away from the passing game and to the offensive line. After giving up just six sacks in the first seven games, the unit surrendered five against the Wolverines.

Junior quarterback Giovanni Rescigno has gone 2-1 in his first three games as the starter this year and has not thrown an interception. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / PHOTO EDITOR / OCTOBER 2017 It was easily the line’s worst game of the year and led to Rescigno — who has been battling a lingering knee injury — taking many big hits.

“The bottom line is we gotta continue to protect the quarterback,” Kill said. “ ... (Maryland has) a good defensive line and

good linebackers that’ll come after you.” If the offensive line can clean things up, it will put the Knights

in a very good position to win, as the running backs have been a strong unit all season and Rescigno and the offense have not turned the ball over in the last two games. Rutgers has a plus-1 turnover marking two thirds of the way through the season, making that an area that the team has shown improvement in. Rescigno’s lone turnover was a fumble against Illinois when he took a helmet to the knee and left the game with an injur y. Besides that, he has done an exceptional job taking care of the ball for the offense. “I think any time you don’t turn the ball over, at least you’ve got an opportunity to win,” Kill said. “If we keep not turning the ball over we’ll have a chance to do some things here down the stretch.” For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow @Grif finWhitmer and @TargumSpor ts on Twitter.

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RU continues search for 1st Big Ten win Alexandra Fabugais-Inaba Staff Writer

Traveling to Ann Arbor, Michigan, the Rutgers (5-19, 0-12) volleyball team will go head to head with Michigan (15-9, 0-7) for the second time this season Wednesday evening. The Scarlet Knights still sit at the bottom of the Big Ten as they continue the search for a conference win this season. Last time around, Rutgers hosted No. 5 Minnesota at the College Avenue Gym on Saturday, where it lost in straight sets of 25-9, 25-11 and 25-14. The Knights’ .036 attack percentage could not stop Minnesota’s offense from producing a .398 clip. Highlighting the night was a 36-touch rally where Rutgers secured the point with a kill from sophomore middle blocker Stasa Miljevic as the ball crossed over the net for the 14th time. The Knights’ offense was led by the dynamic duo, junior outside hitter Sahbria McLetchie and freshman opposite hitter Kamila Cieslik, as both recorded seven kills apiece. Miljevic logged a .286 hitting percentage to add 5 kills for Rutgers, and it was the 13th time this season she surpassed at least 5 kills in a match. Sophomore libero Karysa Swackenberg also tied her Big Ten career high of 16 digs. Sophomore libero Karysa Swackenberg had a personal Big Ten-high with 16 digs last weekend against Minnesota. She leads her team with 236 digs this season. JEFFREY GOMEZ / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR / OCTOBER 2016

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Knights take last place at Big Ten’s Nick Bove Staff Writer

The Rutgers men’s cross country team competed at the Big Ten Championships this past weekend in Bloomington, Indiana. That race came right on the heels of a historic Metropolitan Championship win. The Knights were not able to have a repeat of that success last weekend as they finished in 12th place with a score of 366 points. Michigan came away with the Big Ten title against several teams that were ranked in the NCAA top 30. While Rutgers has performed well, they faced an uphill battle against some of their Big Ten rivals. Big Ten competition is always stiff and cross country is far from the exception to the rule. Eight of the 12 teams participating in Sunday’s race were either ranked or received votes in the most recent top 30 national poll. Michigan, Michigan State and Wisconsin are all expected to move up in the national polls after superb performances. This was not the strongest showing for the Knights. Although, the team’s times were not bad at all. In fact, the times were better than the ones that won the Metropolitan Championships, but the competition was much stiffer and Rutgers needed to be better to have a shot at the Big Ten title. The team knew this would be Head coach Mike Mulqueen saw his group finish in last place at the 2017 Big Ten Championships, despite improved individual times from the Scarlet Knights last meet. JEFFREY GOMEZ / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR / FEBRUARY 2017



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senior golfer, was the highest finishing Scarlet Knight at the Easy Bay Deli Classic on Tuesday, taking eighth place om the 93-player field. He had a final round score of 70 to help Rutgers finish fifth place in the team standings.





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