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This coming Friday, the Rutgers University Senate will meet at the Campus Center in Camden, where students, staff and faculty representatives from all factions of Rutgers will meet to discuss future policy and the University state of affairs. The Senate is a body of 246 members from all campuses and schools within the University that is tasked with advising University officials including Rutgers President Robert L. Barchi and regulating important academic relationships and policies. “The Rutgers University Senate is the only advisory and legislative body that represents the entire community of faculty, students, staff, administrators and alumni to the Rutgers’ president and boards,” according to the Senate’s website. “It serves as the principal advisory body to the president.” Meeting eight or nine times a year, the Senate serves primarily as an advisory organization according to Joseph Markert, a faculty representative for the Rutgers Business School. Though it provides insight and guidance to Barchi on certain matters, it also has the power to directly regulate things like the academic calendar and official relationships between the University and other institutions of education. The assistant professor of professional practice was elected to the Senate 12 years ago when he was still a part-time lecturer. Now he represents the Rutgers Business School and is up for re-election every three years. Though listed as a faculty representative, Markert said his job is to represent the interests of his entire school. “Whenever bills come up, or we call them ‘charges,’ which would

have an impact on the business school and the business school students, I try to represent the needs of the business school in my vote,” Markert said. Along with being a senator for more than a decade, Markert is also the co-chair of the Faculty and Personnel Affairs Committee. Such committees receive charges or proposals from other senators and parts of the University, address their concerns on certain topics and then debate and draft legislation around them, much like in the actual U.S. Senate, Markert said. Once a charge is passed, it is presented to Barchi who, depending on the nature of the bill, can present it to the Board of Governors who may then choose to adopt the bill as policy. The Senate often advises the president on many important issues and challenges facing the University. The Senate also has the ability to set academic standards. These include the requirements for admission, qualification for certain honors and scholarships, as well as the metrics by which professors and other teachers are assessed and their workload. The Senate has advised the the University on many matters, including the recent merger with University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. As new schools are created and incorporated into the University, the Senate changes to accommodate the presence of new interests and expands its membership. Along with faculty and staff representatives, the Senate has 58 student members tasked with representing the interests of their colleagues to the Rutgers administration. Shivane Patel, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences sophomore, is one such student. As

Joseph Markert, a faculty representative for the Rutgers Business School, assists other students, alumni, administrators, faculty and staff in informing University President Robert L. Barchi on pressing matters at Rutgers. RUTGERS.EDU a representative from the School of Environmental and Biological Sciences, he brings the interests and concerns of those thousands of students to the Senate floor. “As one of the student senators, I represent the voices of thousands of students and make sure it is heard by the president and his administration,” Patel said. “Thousands of students pay thousands of dollars to attend this University, and deci-

sions made at the Senate affect each and every one of us. As a result, I believe that it is imperative that students get a say in these decisions and speak for or against them.” Patel, like other student representatives, gets elected by the governing association of his respective school, in his case, the SEBS Governing Council. Student representatives present the concerns of their schools to the Senate, and relay

these judgements and actions back to their governing bodies. “Every meeting, the Senate makes decisions that can impact many people at Rutgers — especially students,” Patel said. “Being a part of every meeting becomes crucial because as University senators, we get the privilege of being a part of an important decision-making process, so each and every vote matters.”

Football player removed from program after sexual assault charges Griffin Whitmer Correspondent

Dacoven Bailey, sophomore wide receiver for the Rutgers football team, was arrested on sexual assault charges in conjunction with three other men in December. He was dismissed from the team in January. THE DAILY TARGUM / SEPTEMBER 2017

Sophomore wide receiver Dacoven Bailey is no longer par t of the Rutgers football program following his arrest for sexual assault, a Rutgers of ficial confirmed with The Daily Targum on Saturday morning. Bailey played in 11 games last season with three starts at wide receiver. He scored his first career touchdown on a 34-yard catch against Washington. He also saw time on defense, registering 11 tackles and a sack, while leading the team with nine special teams tackles. The news of the accusations was first reported by KXII and

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confirmed by the Targum. Bailey, 19, was arrested in December after being accused of raping a 15-year-old in his hometown of Pilot Point, Texas. Three other men were involved, while Bailey was initially the only one that the victim could identify. The incident occurred at a party in July in Pilot Point and the three other men involved — all from Texas and not associated with Rutgers — were also arrested. Per Denton County Jail records, Bailey was booked on Dec. 29 and released on a $20,000 bond on Dec. 30. He was dismissed in January and is no longer a member of the football team nor is he enrolled at the University.


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Custodian pairs art, revelatory sermons in push away from drugs Emre Ugurlu Contributing Writer

As a missionary, artist, writer and foreperson for custodial services at University Facilities and Capital Planning, Nelson Seda is a man with a mission. “The Green Prophet” is 1 of the 8 books Seda has published, stemming from biblical passages and his own take on morals and ethics. His book has been distributed to missionaries all over the world including in the Philippines, South America and Portugal, he said. Seda said he received the idea to write a book by partaking in puppetry and clowning during an outreach event he was in. He said he star ted of f with a puppet and then the idea got bigger. “From there kids liked it and I thought I could expand it and Nelson Seda, a member of the University’s custodial services and author, showcases his personal interpretation of morality and write it as a book,” Seda said. ethics as inspired by his faith. “The Green Prophet” is 1 of 8 books published by Seda distributed to missionaries in countries across He said he did not expect any the world. RUTGERS.EDU monetary gain from publishing Seda said that people make Seda said he has worked at of the people he changed, and “I was a person that had drug his book. their decisions and put them“I didn’t charge, I just gave problems, I drank a lot,” Seda Rutgers for more than 15 years, does not expect to. In one instance, a man did ap- selves in different situations, but them out,” Seda said. “I don’t ex- said. “I got involved with the and finds time to write his books pect to be rich, I just want people wrong people, bad people. I end- during the weekends and when proach him to talk about the affect that they also have the ability to make decisions and get themof his preaching, he said. to enjoy life and enjoy what God ed up needing a change and my he is off from work. “‘I remember you, you were selves out. He said he does not do puphas to offer. After that, that’s sister took me to church and (I) As for Rutgers students, Seda their choice — we all have choic- ended up getting saved that way.” petry or clowning anymore, but the guy who was crazy on the He said that he worked in a he has taught his three children stage preaching the gospel, I re- said they should look to find somees you know.” Among his goals include re- factory plant at the time, where he and wife to do so — who are still member you,’” Seda said that the thing that makes them happy, not man said to him. “‘You said to necessarily what will make them writing the rest of his books did quality control work and spent continuing the outreach. the most money. and doing the His proudest acillustrations for “I was a person that had drug problems, I drank a lot. I got involved with the wrong people, bad people. I complishment is them, he said. his children. He also wants to ended up needing a change and my sister took me to church and (I) ended up getting saved that way.” “I see that open up a small their minds are business in NELSON SEDA developing congraphic design, Foreperson for Custodial Services at University Facilities and Capital Planning fused,” Seda for t-shirts with said. “I always his own art on it. Family plays a large role in make a change and I changed my see students in one area of what Seda said he has also done a lot of time communicating with Seda’s personal life. He said he life. I was homeless, I didn’t have they want to do, which is which missionar y work in the Canar y every employee. The employees knew him as a wants his kids to understand a job, I didn’t have anything going occupation will I profit from the Islands. As an aspiring ar tist, he painted two murals there person who was always drinking, that there is nothing like family, for me. I was on heroin. I’m mar- most. My opinion, if you’re going and hopes to do more mission- partying and clubbing, he said. and he tries to instill this belief ried now, I have a good job, I have to make more money and you’re Then — all of a sudden — they saw a in and around the facilities he two kids, and every time I think not happy, you’re going to be misar y work. about her as I walk in the front erable. You look for something What drew him to missionary change. He said he believed that mis- works at. He said that as a pastor he nor- door of my house it’s what you that you feel that you’re going to work was the need for change in sionary work was his next step after be happy in.” his experience at the Canary Islands. mally does not get to see the lives said that comes to mind.’” his life, he said.

As an aspiring artist, Seda visited the Canary Islands and finished two murals. He plans on returning and building on the missionary work he completed during his initial visit. PIXABAY


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U. food-raiser incentivizes students with video game truck Anthony Ventriglia Contributing writer

Fans of Smash, the game commonly known as Super Smash Bros., and others like it, met members of Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships for the “No Hunger Games” — a food-raising effort in New Brunswick. Students who donated any amount of food to the Rutgers Student Food Pantry gained access to a truck equipped with a number of different video game consoles. The event took place outside of the organization’s building at 39 Union St. off of College Avenue. Philip Chambers, the associate director of Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships, said the event was a way to encourage charity in students while having fun. He said that one of their goals is “getting students to realize they can blur the line between service and fun, while being productive at the same time.” Games like Dragon Ball FighterZ, Super Smash Bros. and Call of Duty were all available in the truck for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch. Some students attended the event and played video games, others simply stopped by and dropped off donations for the pantry. Chambers said that the event was held in the gaming truck because it was difficult to gain an on-campus venue which would

Students who donated nonperishable food items to the Rutgers Student Food Pantry were given access to a truck loaded with Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and Nintendo Switch consoles for some needed game play. PIXABAY be practical for off-campus stu- also a member of another commu- of others, especially those who dents. The event was focused on nity outside of Rutgers, he said. have less access to food. Of f-campus raising awareliving is, “more ness about “Food insecurity is a problem that we’re trying to solve than going to food insecurity class and going and giving peowithin the Rutgers community.” home, it is inple the opporteracting with tunity to get Rahul Pant business ownmore involved. Good Neighbor Liaison with Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships ers, interactStudents ing with your that live off campus are still in the Rutgers The organization encourages stu- neighbors and your community,” bubble and forget that they are dents to acknowledge the needs Chambers said. This is the first of what the organization has planed to make a recurring, semesterly event, said Rahul Pant, a good neighbor liaison with Rutgers Off-Campus Living and Community Partnerships. The event was organized by the department with help from the Good Neighbor Program, a marketing team for the University Division of Student Affairs. “Food insecurity is a problem that we’re tr ying to solve within the Rutgers community,” Pant said. Good neighbor liaisons are off-campus students who work on distributing information and per-

forming outreach for off-campus residents, he said. Pant said the pantry has been helpful for several students he knows, students who otherwise may not have been able to afford food or may not have been able to eat one or two meals a day. The partnership hosts many events throughout the year focused on students and charity. It will host “Project Night Night” in late February, where the organization will collect blankets, books and stuffed animals, package them in bags and send them to children in homeless shelters, according to the off-campus website. It also runs various service days and a semester of service programs, according to the site. Chambers said this event is important to students because of the sense of morality and service that it brings to the community. It also can help a student grow as a person outside of classes. “We are really getting at the heart of not only being a successful student or successful citizen, but a productive and holistic human,” he said.

CRIME Jersey City Three men were stabbed during a fight on the first level of a JC Penny in Newport Mall. All three victims suffered injuries that were not considered life threatening. The fight began in the bedding department of the store. When cops arrived on the scene, blood stains and broken fixtures could be seen. No arrests have been announced. Burlington County Christopher K. White pleaded guilty to multiple charges after holding a 17-year-old girl hostage and luring her into prostitution in South Jersey. On Friday he pleaded guilty to first-degree promoting prostitution of a minor and second-degree facilitation of human trafficking. The investigation revealed that White and his wife lured the girl to a motel, under the pretense of paying her to babysit their two children. Over the span of 10 days, the couple forced the victim to have sex

with up to five men a day. White will ser ve a 13-year sentence in state prison and upon release, will be registered as a sex offender and remain under parole for life. Bergen County Early Sunday morning, a body was found in the Hackensack River, according to authorities. After the police received a call, the body was found behind The Shops at Riverside in Hackensack. The investigation is ongoing. Atlantic County Jose Rojas, 35, has been charged with first-degree aggravated manslaughter after causing the death of his four-month-old son. On Jan. 29, police responded to a call at the 6000 block of Hoover Drive and when they arrived they found the child with no pulse. Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia stated the child suffered numerous hemorrhages, consistent with severe trauma.


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Rutgers professor no longer works at U. Ryan Stiesi Associate News Editor

Mazen Adi is currently not employed by Rutgers, according to an email from University Spokesperson Neal Buccino. Adi was a part-time lecturer and held a prior position as diplomat and legal advisor to the Permanent Mission of Syria to the United Nations. RUTGERS.EDU

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Adjunct professor Mazen Adi is no longer employed by Rutgers University following scrutiny surrounding his ties to the Syrian regime led by President Bashar al-Assad. University spokesperson Neal Buccino confirmed this in an email to The Daily Targum. “Part-time lecturer Mazen Adi is not currently employed at Rutgers University—New Brunswick and has not taught here since the summer of 2017,” he said. The University did not comment on the reason for Adi’s departure. Assad’s regime has been accused of numerous human rights violations, for example, in September investigators from the United Nations said they had documented 33 chemical weapons attacks to date — 27 of which were from the Assad government, according to Reuters. Adi drew scrutiny because of his role as a diplomat and legal advisor to the Permanent Mission of Syria to the United Nations, according to The Targum. The position entailed him representing Syria in all meetings that took place in the United Nations Headquar ters. These meetings dealt with a variety of international legal

topics, like international humanitarian law and international criminal law. While at Rutgers, Adi worked in the Department of Political Science and taught classes such as International Criminal Law and Anti-Corruption, Extremism, Violence and Political Change and Theories of Terrorism and Counter-Terrorism, according to the department website. He joined the University in September 2015. The Targum reported that he was slated to teach the course International Criminal Law and Anti-Corruption, during the Spring 2018 semester, prior to his leave. An independent watchdog group, UN Watch, brought attention to Adi’s former ties in November. The group called for the the United States to deport Adi, according to its website. Adi “acted as an apologist for the mass murder committed by the Assad regime against his own people, helping Syria to win impunity at the UN to conduct continued war crimes,” according to the site. Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch, said, “It ought to be a matter of profound concern that an American university would allow an apologist for the Syrian regime’s genocide to be a teacher,” according to the site.


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Nassar’s conviction gives taste of justice A THIRD PERSON PERSPECTIVE

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s Alexandre Dumas once said, “Women are never so strong as after their defeat.” This statement could not possibly ring anymore true after more than 150 women have confronted Larry Nassar for his blatant abuse of power as a sports physician. Nassar spent his career as a sports physician sexually abusing and molesting young women who entrusted themselves in his care. He spent the entirety of his career fooling parents and by using his reputation as an excellent physician for children, and he allowed parents to entrust their own children with a monster who disguised sexual abuse as professional treatment. But, even after Nassar’s pathetic plea of how hearing all of his victims’ impact statements have pained him, “... Nassar wrote to the court recently in which he defended his medical care, said he was ‘manipulated’ into pleading guilty and accused the women of lying.” This sheer lack of remorse and this disgusting audacity to place blame on his victims is a reason why this entire #MeToo movement has recently become the most powerful and effective tool on social media to spread knowledge and rid ignorance about the prevalence of sexual abuse and harassment toward women. The entirety of Nassar’s scandal has resulted in this domino effect. Society is finally beginning to witness, experience and have the answers to questions that have been targeted toward victims and survivors of sexual abuse ever since women began to voice the injustices they face. In regard to cases of sexual harassment, assault or abuse toward women, there is always question regarding why women choose to wait so long before they speak. We suffer from this societal disease that makes it our initial response to make women feel as if they choose to victimize themselves by staying silent for so long. I think it would be almost stupid for anyone to say that Olympic medalists like Simone Biles and Aly Raisman are weak. These two women are some of the most elite and professional athletes in the entire world, and watching female Olympians share and relate to struggles that affect so much of the female population is heartbreaking. These women are resilient. They are survivors. But as if living with the details of their sexual abuse was not difficult enough, it is almost inspirational to watch women like Jamie Dantzscher admit how Nassar was so manipulative in his sexu-

“The entirety of Nassar’s scandal has resulted in this domino effect.” al abuse that for a moment, he almost appeared like her “guardian angel.” Sexual abuse has never been black and white — it has taken decades for society to finally realize that stereotypes regarding sexual abuse and assault toward women, which “have” to be defined as physical struggles or immediate anger, are the only ways to validate these cases of abuse. As to why it had to take more than 150 women to be taken advantage of by Nassar for society to finally understand is completely infuriating, but women like Dantzscher paint a clearer image for all of us as to how those who abuse their positions of authority genuinely seem to their victims. Instead of blaming women for the injustices that happen to them, I think it is time people began to question how one man managed to upheave the entirety of the U.S. Olympics Committee by establishing a position for himself that made it disgustingly simple for him to molest young gymnasts. It is almost this reconciliation between pain and bitter laughter seeing and hearing about women who experience sexual assault not taken seriously, because there is no way possible that the monsters they accuse could possibly exist. But now we have a monster who undermined the entirety of the Olympics committee, and as for how far his sexual abuse actually pervades society — that is something that we have not quite figured out yet. Women who stay quiet are not weak. Women who initially trusted those who sexually abused them are not suffering from any case of absent-minded and whimsical changing of mind. And what they have to say is completely valid. The entirety of this sexual abuse scandal has finally begun to combat the outright sexism and misogyny painted on women for simply being women. Not only do we get a glimpse of what it feels like for these females assaulted in Nassar’s “care,” we also realize the extent of a woman’s power. Through broken bones, sprained ankles and raw blisters on top of hours of brutal training, these women achieved their gold medals while battling the demons that Nassar created for them. These women have become trailblazers for what it means to be female professional athletes, and most importantly, a chance for all victims out there to get a glimpse as to what justice truly looks like once served. Ashley Wang is a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore majoring in English and minoring in philosophy. Her column, “A Third Person Perspective,” runs on alternate Mondays.

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One demand on the petition is priority registras midterms approach, the stress associated with college life begins to set in once tion for student parents. This would allow students again. Students who have jobs so as to give with children who have hectic schedules – just like themselves a bit of extra financial support experi- student athletes — to sign up for classes at times ence even higher levels of stress around this part that work for them. Another is to be tracked and of the semester, trying to balance their work sched- named as an official population at Rutgers, which ules with the time necessary to be allocated toward would make these students feel less invisible and studying. For some students, this can seem almost marginalized and allow for the tracking of the impossible. But seemingly invisible to much of Rut- group’s graduation and retention rates. A third degers’ student body is a group that experiences the mand is for an overt presence at orientations, so pressure of both school and work on top of an even that incoming student parents can learn about the group and the help it can offer them. These are just more stressful feat — parenthood. Contrar y to the common conception of a col- three examples of relatively simple requests made lege student, the Institute for Women’s Policy by RSWC for the past two years that have been efResearch reported that more than a quarter of fectively ignored by the administration. In an ideal college students have children in this countr y. At world, all of the requests made by this group would come to fruition, Rutgers, the demobut we clearly do graphic is presumnot live in an ideal ably no different. “... more than a quarter of college students world. With that Since 2015, memhave children in this country.” said, though, the bers of Rutgers reasoning behind Students With Chilthe lack of recepdren (RSWC) have been pushing to be genuinely acknowledged by tiveness to this group by the University even for the University as a population and to receive sim- its simple requests is puzzling, especially because ple access to information and resources that may there are so many other groups on campus that rework to help them stay in school and obtain their ceive ample support and advocacy, as they should, degrees. After being essentially ignored despite such as Counseling, ADAP and Psychiatric Serdozens of meetings with members of the admin- vices and the Office for Violence Prevention and istration, RSWC has issued President Robert L. Victim Assistance. The Rutgers University Division of Student Affairs Barchi a de facto ultimatum in the form of a petition with a list of 12 immediate and long-term de- presumably exists to promote academic and personmands, none of which bear any significant mone- al success for all of the University’s students, no mattar y requirement. The petition has received more ter what group or groups they belong to — this no doubt applies to student parents. RSWC has done an than 400 signatures so far. As we know, college is more important today than admirable job advocating for its own causes, and it it has been throughout history. People with college seems the time has come for the University to show degrees statistically make significantly more money it some respect, if not for the student parents, at least and, obviously, have access to more job opportuni- for their children whose futures may depend on their ties. A single mother especially without a college de- parents’ degrees. The administration has the ability gree is in a tough spot, and if the University neglects to significantly diminish intergenerational poverty to grant them the help they need to graduate without by helping student parents on their path to graduajumping through hoops to do so, these students’ chil- tion — we hope it makes the right choices with regard to this matter in the months to come. dren will be in an even tougher spot. The Daily Targum’s editorials represent the views of the majority of the 150th editorial board. Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily reflect the views of the Targum Publishing Company or its staff.


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Current Republicans’ disregard of deficit shows hypocrisy MAENNER’S MUSINGS HUNTER MAENNER

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s the 2008 recession was in full force under former President George W. Bush, Republicans scrambled to do anything in their power to reverse the deleterious effects of the market crash on the U.S. economy. To their credit, Republicans broke with party orthodoxy in order to stimulate the economy, deciding to cast away their concerns with deficit spending and government intervention in the market in order to adopt Keynesian policies meant to manufacture demand and get more money spent back into the economy. Yet, beginning with the inauguration of former President Barack Obama, Republicans were seemingly no longer interested in stimulating the market, citing newfound concerns with creating large deficits as a bigger existential worry than the massive amounts of Americans who found themselves out of work. Curiously enough, this hardline stance against adding to the national debt was nowhere to be found under the Bush administration, where the 43rd president oversaw massive increases in discretionary spending stemming from economic uneasiness and the foreign wars in the Middle East. In addition, former Vice President Dick Cheney also said early on in Bush’s

first term that “Reagan proved deficits don’t matter,” yet Republicans were blind to this point of view during Obama’s time in office. Now as we fast forward to today, the same Republican Party that held the government hostage and threatened to cause it to default on its debt under Obama has not only passed a two-year government spending package that will cost upward of $500 billion, but also passed a sweeping tax cut bill just a couple months ago that is slated to add more than $1 trillion to the national debt over the course of the next decade.

Even so, Republicans, such as Speaker of the House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), have touted the positives of their accomplishments, especially when it comes to the impact of the new tax cut legislation on working families. They have said that: “Take home pay is going up, wages are going up, benefits are going up, businesses are expanding.” Yet, while Republicans have tried to mold their rhetoric surrounding the tax cuts around giving a boost to the lower and middle class, the actual language of the bill lends it more to being a handout to the wealthy

“Most concerning for working families, though, is the blame to which Republicans levy for the proliferation of the national debt.” While many Republican lawmakers have spoken out about the importance of the government spending bill and tax cuts in providing stability and support for the working class, this behavior still signifies a marked shift from the Republican deficit hawks who have held up spending increases under Democratic regimes. But, one Republican who is not in favor of the deficit increases under the Trump administration is libertarian Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), who has denounced his fellow Republicans as being hypocritical and “complicit in the deficits.”

than some sort of stimulus to the needy. Take, for instance, the fact that in order to pass the law through both chambers of Congress while abiding by Senate rules, the Republicans were forced to choose between putting an expiration date on either the corporate or the individual tax cuts. While one would think a bill meant for the people would make this an easy choice for those at the bottom rungs of the economic ladder, Republicans decided otherwise. They chose to make the tax breaks for businesses permanent, while slapping an expiration date on the ones

for families that reads “2026,” which also just so happens to be a midterm election year, signaling that conservatives plan on using the expiration of the tax cuts for working people as political leverage against the Democrats. Most concerning for working families, though, is the blame to which Republicans levy for the proliferation of the national debt. Ryan has made it known that he faults entitlement programs for blowing up the national debt, completely disregarding the steps his own party has taken since former President Ronald Reagan’s administration that have resulted in that very same outcome. Contrary to popular belief within conservative circles, it is estimated by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities that more than 90 percent of the benefit dollars that entitlement and other mandatory programs spend go to assist people who are elderly, seriously disabled or members of working households. But, while the tendency of Republicans to disregard deficits while in power is certainly a brazen example of their hypocrisy, I find it more hypocritical that conservatives would pass off their tax cut legislation as a victory for the working class when the government programs working Americans rely on are next in the crosshairs to be cut. Hunter Maenner is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in criminal justice and political science. His column, “Maenner’s Musings,” runs on alternate Mondays.

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As winter weather lingers, keep your wardrobe fresh Leona Juan Contributing Writer

Waking up to 30-degree weather and having to rush to a Monday morning class makes it very tempting to just roll out of bed in the sweats we slept in, but our winter attire doesn’t always have to consist of Rutgers hoodies and the first pair of sweatpants we see in our closet. According to the groundhog, there’s still a month left of winter, so it’s never too late to swap out our go-to cozy outfit for clothes that will make us look and feel good. Since we can’t control how cold the weather will be, the easiest way to look cute and still be cozy is to layer. Wearing a button-down shirt under a sweater or putting on a long sleeve under a cardigan can keep out the cold, while still being stylish. Manuel Silva, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, has made the effort to not let the cold weather keep him in sweatpants and a hoodie. “It is crucial to layer in the wintertime. Layering is such a diverse way of looking cute in the winter,” Silva said. There are endless ways to layer, and playing around with wintertime essentials, such as sweaters, turtlenecks and jackets, can give you easy, comfortable and fashionable outfits each day. By just layering items that you already have in your closet, you can

create new outfits that don’t take much effort to put on. For the guys out there trying to figure out how to layer, Silva’s favorite layered outfit consists of a wide neck sweater, which is easy to put on and made of knit material, a Henley thermal underneath for warmth, a pair of jeans or joggers and a jacket. Another go-to look is a long sleeve turtleneck shirt under an oversized sweater, ripped jeans and a leather jacket. The great part about layering is that when it starts to get warm — which happens often due to the constant fluctuation in temperature in New Jersey — you can always take a layer off. Shoes and accessories can make a big difference in our everyday outfits, and they take minimal amounts of effort when getting dressed in the morning. Instead of wearing your everyday sneakers to class, maybe put on a pair of boots. Not only do boots go with plenty of outfits, they are also effective in keeping our feet warm in the blistering cold. From combat-inspired to knee-high boots, there is a style that can work for everyone. Over-the-knee boots are popular right now, and can be worn with jeans tucked in or paired with a dress. Chelsea boots for men are in style right now, giving guys a way to add a little more flair to a plain outfit. Adding accessories that are both stylish and

functional are great ways to change up your clothes. Having a patterned scar f or a knit beanie are great ways to protect ourselves from bone-chilling wind while also adding another component to an outfit. Want to wear low-top shoes but dread the freezing wind on your ankles? Finding a pair of colored or patterned socks to peek out of your shoes is a subtle but trendy way to alter an outfit. Wearing prints or adding a pop of color during the gloomy and dark days of winter can help us feel a little better about having to leave our warm homes. “Clothes can really make you feel some type of way,” Silva said. There is some truth to the saying “Look good, feel good” — you’d be surprised at how putting in a little extra effort into your outfit can affect your confidence for the day. Wearing funky pants or a bright-colored sweater can have the same effect. Instead of just wearing plain clothes, doing this can make you look and feel good since it seems that you put in some extra effort into your day, even though it’s just a simple change between wearing a plain black t-shirt to wearing a striped one. A current trend right now are glen plaid pants. Since they are printed pants, they look super fashionable even though they feel like joggers. The best part of having articles of clothing that

School of Arts and Sciences juniors Lona Sniderman and Kristen Wall paired combat boots with layered sweaters, proving winter style doesn’t have to be compromised. COURTESY OF KRISTEN WALL are printed or colored is that they aren’t just limited to winter attire, and can be worn during any time of the year. The wintertime struggle is real, and that is definitely something

we can all agree on. Our outfits don’t have to reflect that struggle. By making simple swaps to our everyday outfits, we can go from tired, college student to fullon fashionista.

Sick of binge-watching? Find these page-turners on campus JORDAN LEVY

“Blood in the Water” by Heather Ann Thompson

CORRESPONDENT

The semester has kicked into high gear, so naturally, stress levels are rising, too. When Netflix and Twitter finally stop being good distractions from homework, maybe it’s time for a book. With libraries on every campus — as well as the Rutgers Barnes and Noble — there’s no excuse for not being able to find something good to read. If you need help getting started, here’s a good list to kickstart your reading adventures.

Available at the Rutgers Barnes and Noble, this is a stark retelling of the 1971 Attica Prison Uprising. Thompson delves into the nitty-gritty details of the circumstances that led to the revolt of the prisoners from a federal level to happenings inside the prison. After the small revolution, Thompson covers the following trial and the subjugation of the rebellious prisoners. Thompson’s study on Attica is a multilayered look into the fab-

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ric of American culture at the turn of the 1970s.

“Knees of a Natural Man” by Henry Dumas

This is a collection of poetry from the former Rutgers student and renowned author. Dumas, a fiction writer and poet attended Rutgers for several years without ever attaining a degree, but his work speaks for itself. Using vivid imagery to describe life as a Black man in the mid-1900s, Dumas’s poetry has elevated his status even with a short

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career. Unfortunately, Dumas was killed by a New York City Transit policeman at age 33, but his work is still immensely influential. This selection of poetry is available at the Mabel Smith Douglass Library.

“Homegoing” by Yaa Gyasi

This is a historical fiction novel about half sisters and the different paths their lives take after one is sold into slavery, while the other isn’t. Spanning multiple generations and timelines, the award-winning novel explores the slave trade and early America at an intensely personal level. Gyasi, who visited Rutgers at the beginning of the school year, has crafted a hit with “Homegoing,” being noted in NPR, The Washington Post, Esquire and more. “Homegoing” is available at the James Dickson Carr Library on Livingston campus.

“Going to Meet the Man” by James Baldwin

Baldwin, known for his essays as well as his fiction, weaves tales of people trying to get by. The premises of the stories can seem mundane, but Baldwin’s incisive writing makes the inner thoughts of his characters a story in and of

itself. Exploring social, racial and gender norms, his stories are a reflection on how life in America’s recent past was full of radically different challenges than today. “Going to Meet the Man” is available at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus.

“Flash of the Spirit: African and AfroAmerican Art and Philosophy” by Robert Farris Thompson

As we’re more familiar with the Michelangelos and Picassos of the world, a profile on African and Afro-American forms of art and philosophy is an eye-opening read. The book’s exploration into how art is a part of African life and religion documents a history that goes back to ancient times. Exploring Yoruba gods from Nigeria, Vodou in Haiti and various South American countries, this is a great book to learn about art outside of Europe. It’s available at the Art Library on the College Avenue campus. These selections are just a few different types of books available at Rutgers. Regardless of how you get your books, give some a try sometime.


DIVERSIONS

February 12, 2018

Mark Tatulli Horoscopes

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Page 9 Eugenia Last

Happy Birthday: The more discreet you are, the easier it will be to get things done. Refuse to let anyone drag you into his or her dilemma. Concentrate on being your best. Set realistic goals and take precise action to avoid setbacks and frustration. Use your intellect to guide you in a direction that honors hard work, dedication and long-term success. Your numbers are 1, 13, 20, 23, 36, 38, 43.

Over The Hedge

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Non Sequitur

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Make moves for the right reasons. Acting on impulse instead of foresight will lead to a mistake that will be difficult to rectify. An intelligent assessment of the situation you are facing will pay off. 2 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t count on inside help. You’ll meet with opposition if you make changes at home. Get involved in activities or events that allow you to use your intelligence. A short trip or unusual purchase will be enlightening. 2 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Expand your interests to include skills and knowledge that can complement what you already have to offer. Slowly explore options that can be applied to help others. Your input will lead to advancement. Change should begin within. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Stay focused on what you can realistically accomplish. Your input will help to temper what’s going on around you. Accept change as part of a necessary process. Don’t put blame where it doesn’t belong. 4 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Easy does it. Only take on what you know you can handle. If you overstep your bounds, someone will let you know. Change will cause controversy. Have a backup plan ready to implement. Learn from your mistakes. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Stop worrying about what everyone else is doing and start making plans to engage in the activities and events that entice you. Use your imagination and you will come up with a plan that enhances your personal life and relationships. 3 stars

Pearls Before Swine

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LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): It’s up to you to bring about change. Use your knowledge to overcome excessive behavior or to ensure that you don’t let generosity leave you low on funds. Focus on equality when dealing with partnerships of any kind. 3 stars VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): It’s up to you to bring about change. Do what suits you, not what someone else wants you to do. Following in someone else’s footsteps instead of branching out and doing your own thing will be a letdown. 5 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Ease into your day. Keep past experience in mind so you know what to watch out for when dealing with friends and relatives. Patience and common sense will be necessary. Honesty is encouraged, even if it hurts. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Personal achievements are highlighted. Spend more time honing your skills, updating your image or looking for a unique way to make money using your talent, experience and knowledge. Don’t follow others -- do your own thing. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Walk away from temptation. Know your limits and stick to what works best for you. Change can be good as long as you stick to what you know is doable and say “no” to unrealistic ventures. Know your boundaries. 3 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Use your intuitive insight to help those less fortunate. What you offer others will be rewarding, but don’t let anyone take advantage of your kindness and generosity. Know your limitations and don’t let anyone deprive you of peace of mind. 4 stars

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63 “___ does it”

1 “___ Darn Cat!”

64 Cause of insurance fraud

5 Small arguments

65 ... candle at both ___

10 Unenviable destiny 14 Dingle Bay site

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15 Synagogue book

1 Bluish-green hue

16 “Need anything ___?”

2 Record player

17 From a distance

3 Middle East native

18 Antitheft device

4 Places to observe plants

19 Favoritism or prejudice

5 Activates

20 Loanable Halloween material?

6 “Graph” starters

23 Nervous

7 “The Sheik of ___” (song)

24 Recant

8 Edible Tahitian root

25 Trophies and such

9 Oafish sort

28 Grounded measure?

10 Make fillets

30 Indian garment

11 Miscellaneous assortments

31 Detest

12 City of Japan

33 Like slick winter roads

13 Disheveled

36 Disapprove of nearly everything?

21 Connecting word

40 A farm abode

22 Common pack animal

41 Dental filling

25 Makes requests

43 Place of many heroes?

42 ___ Bator, Mongolia

26 Be stalled in a line

44 Teacher’s teaching

43 Dog command

27 Highfalutin’

45 Thing on your butt?

44 Nears midnight

28 Ship-to-shore call?

46 Let up, as rain

46 Love at the Eiffel Tower

29 It’s corny

47 Frenzy

49 Not frozen or canned

31 With skill

48 Foretelling signs

51 Mistaken bits of wood?

32 Squeezing creature

49 Gets all frothy

57 Yet another time

33 Not busy

50 Event with clowns

58 Cracks the books

34 Extended family

52 Huge sea creature

59 Eye part

35 Strong longings

53 “B.J. and the ___”

60 Sinatra or Turner

37 “Glycerine” start

54 Bakery mainstay

61 Star’s little turn

38 Type of lab or fingerprint

55 Like a propped ball

62 Drip through cracks

39 Old place to go?

56 Gullible victims

Yesterday’s Solution

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loss Knights shoot 37 percent from field in blowout loss to No. 10 Terrapins continued from back Maryland having the upper hand for the most part. Rutgers committed 10 turnovers in the first 10 minutes, which the Terps converted into 9 points. Fifth-year senior guard Kathleen Fitzpatrick ended the quarter with a long 3-pointer that cut Maryland’s lead to 3 points. The second quarter, on the other hand, belonged to Maryland. The Terps outscored the Knights 21-8, and ended the half with a 16-point lead. They shot more than 50 percent from the field, while Rutgers shot at a 40-percent clip, missing a few wide-open shots. The Knights did cut the lead to four with 3:43 to go in the half, but Maryland responded with a 13-1 run heading into halftime, establishing control that it would keep in the second half. “They just capitalized on our turnovers and not rebounding,” Harris said. “That’s what made the lead bigger.” The third quarter was more of the same, but a late-scoring burst allowed Rutgers to cut into the deficit a bit and make it an 11-point game heading into the fourth quarter. The Knights managed to make it a 10-point game twice in the fourth quarter, but they were never able to make it a single-digit deficit. The Terps ended the game on an 8-0 run to finish the game with their biggest lead of the afternoon. Like most other recent losses, multiple players and coaches

blamed a lack of focus on the loss. In particular, Carey said that the lack of focus allowed opponents to score more easily. “We just need to focus more and go hard in practice,” she said. “A lot of teams score off of us not being focused and ready to get back in transition.” Rutgers ended the game with 22 turnovers, the most since its season opener, directly leading to 18 points for Maryland. “I thought the turnovers were atrocious,” Stringer said. “You can’t have 22 turnovers and win a basketball game. Many of those were, for a lack of a better word, stupid. We were just trying to throw it to people instead of letting (the play develop) and see what was going on.” The Knights also shot 1-for-12 from the 3-point line, while the Terps made 4-of-9 from beyond the arc. Following four straight games against ranked teams, Rutgers gets a breather this week when it plays Wisconsin on Wednesday night. Despite the lack of focus and a few on-court lapses, there were still things for the Knights to be proud of coming away from this game, especially since it was a lot closer than other recent losses to ranked teams. “Everybody made a conscious effort to try to play with a level of pride and believed that we could get it done,” Stringer said. For updates on the Rutgers women’s basketball team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

Junior forward Stasha Carey was all defense on Sunday, grabbing 10 rebounds and blocking two shots against No. 10 Maryland. GARRETT STEFFE / FEBRUARY 2018

game Williams, Omoruyi returns not enough as Rutgers losing streak climbs to 7 continued from back Williams brought some life back into the squad, with both returning to form from their injuries and keeping Rutgers in the game from then on. One of Omoruyi’s first contributions — appropriately enough — was a taken charge, his 21st of the season. Nobody else on the team has taken more than one charge this year. Though Nebraska still had its way on offense, the Knights’ crawl back was a result of everyone con-

tributing — not just the standard two-player combinations. Junior guard Corey Sanders and freshman guard Geo Baker did in fact help that along, helping feed Omoruyi and Freeman inside and finding space for Williams and sophomore guard Issa Thiam on the perimeter. Unfortunately for Rutgers, that all largely went away soon into the second half. The boost Williams and Omoruyi gave the team off the bench was not enough to offset its shooting woes. The Knights finished the day sitting at 35 percent from the field, regressing from the first half — a pattern felt throughout the squad. Among Rutgers players attempting five or more shots, none mustered up a field-goal clip more than 36 percent. That belonged to Omoruyi and Freeman, both going 5-of-14 from the field with 11 and 12 points, respectively. The frontcourt duo held its own on the boards as well, contributing greatly to the Knights’ overwhelming offensive

rebounding advantage, grabbing nine between them. Rutgers edged the Huskers, 21-12, on the boards offensively, but as evidenced, that margin means little if the team cannot take advantage of its second chance opportunities. That is what happened Saturday afternoon and for the most part, that is what has happened the last seven games for the Knights. When they have rebounded or defended well, they have not been able to double down through their offense. What is encouraging for Rutgers — what have been the most promising signs that have come out of this losing streak — are the returns of Williams and Omoruyi, who seem to have not lost a step, playing meaningful minutes Saturday. If the Knights can find their shooting form, and Williams and Omoruyi can provide that much-needed flexibility on defense, they are capable of stringing together a few wins as the season winds down. With only four games separating Rutgers from the Big Ten Tournament, those things are going to need to come together sooner rather than later. For updates on the Rutgers men’s basketball team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

Senior guard Mike Williams made his long-awaited return to the court for Rutgers on Saturday. Williams was out due to injury since mid-January. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / DECEMBER 2017


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weekend Heningburg, Rose combine for 7 goals as No. 8 Rutgers remains undefeated continued from back a true freshman. With a full year playing alongside Heningburg, he has built a strong chemistry with his attacking counterpart. The two combined for 8 points on Saturday and should be one of the best attacking tandems in the Big Ten. “It’s awesome,” Mullins said of playing alongside Heningburg. “I feel like we have better chemistry and he’s obviously a great player, so he makes me better and I try to help him as much as possible.” Mullins and Heningburg will look to be mentors to true freshman Tommy Coyne, who started his first career game against St. John’s, despite the fact that he is an early enrollee and should still be in high school. If that means less numbers for Mullins, he is okay with that, as he noted that he doesn’t care about his individual numbers as long as the team is doing well. “Honestly, if I don’t score anything or get any assists, (it) doesn’t matter as long as we’re scoring and we’re in the game,” Mullins said. “That’s all that matters.” At the all-important faceoff X, Alex Schoen got things started,

but was streaky overall and finished at an even 50 percent (7-of-14). Brecht made a switch later in the second half, having longstick midfielder Kyle Pless take faceoffs to give Rutgers a new look at the “X.” Pless finished just 2-of-6,

Storm open looks early in the game that led to goals. They yielded just 2 goals in the second and third quarters, helping set the tone and let the offense put the game away. With defense as a constant strength for Rutgers, the offense is what can take the team to new heights this season. If Rose can continue to be an efficient scorer (3 goals on five shots), it keeps defenses honest and opens up holes for guys like Heningburg and Mullins. It goes both ways, though, as Rose noted that when those two put points on the board, it helps him

“I feel like we have better chemistry and (Heningburg’s) obviously a great player, so he makes me better and I try to help him as much as possible.” KieraN Mullins Sophomore Attacker

but Brecht said he liked the matchup and change of pace that Pless brought to the table. “Kyle is someone that is in the game plan every week. He works on (faceoffs). It just allows us to have a different look,” Brecht said. “... Sometimes it’s about matchups. It’s not always about career and season totals. Sometimes in a 60-minute game, (in) a certain matchup, you need to have a change of pace. Kyle is our change of pace guy and did a great job.” The defense for the Knights was very strong as per usual, despite the group giving the Red

get open looks and leads to a better overall offensive performance. “When Jules and Kieran are getting a lot of shots and scoring goals, it opens us up the midfield and vice versa,” Rose said. “That’s why we’re a (good) team and a good offense, because we do compliment each other well. I know Jules is gonna find me when he draws a lot of attention and I like to think I’d find him.” For updates on the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team, follow @GriffinWhitmer and @TargumSports on Twitter.

Junior midfielder Kyle Pless saw action at the faceoff X for the first time this season in Rutgers’ 12-8 win over St. John’s on Saturday afternoon. JEFFREY GOMEZ / FEBRUARY 2018

wrestling NO. 21 Minnesota 20, No. 18 Rutgers 12

No. 18 Rutgers upset by No. 21 Minnesota at RAC Robert Sanchez Sports Editor

It was supposed to be a great night for the Rutgers wrestling team as friends and family poured into the Rutgers Athletic Center (RAC) one final time this season to honor the seniors who were leaving behind their legacies for the program. At the same time, the No. 18 Scarlet Knights (6-7, 2-6) were getting ready to face No. 21 Minnesota (7-6, 4-4) in an evenly contested matchup. The stage was set. But things don’t always happen like they do in the movies and Rutgers quickly realized that. It was a strange match from the beginning, as senior heavyweight Razohnn Gross — normally the closer — got the call to start things off. And despite his best efforts, the senior could not secure the victory on his night — mostly due to his struggles on the bottom, a theme plaguing the team throughout the night — falling to Rylee Streifel 2-0. “We got ridden hard,” said head coach Scott Goodale. “You can’t win Big Ten matches, you can’t win national level matches if you can’t get off the bottom, so we gotta address it.” No. 1 sophomore 125-pounder Nick Suriano was out for the Knights once again as he continues to deal with the flu. In his spot was freshman Luke Ecklof, who lost via technical fall to No. 6 Ethan Lizak, 16-0. After Ecklof, No. 20 fifth-year senior 133-pounder Scott DelVecchio took the mat to face No. 12

Mitch McKee. After a strong start by DelVecchio, McKee scored 5 unanswered points to take the bout, 8-6, spoiling another senior send off. The Golden Gophers sent out another ranked wrestler at 141 in No. 14 Tommy Thorn and Rutgers countered with redshirt freshman Michael Van Brill. But like the previous three matches, Minnesota came out on top and had a convincing 14-0 lead after four rounds. The Knights finally got on the scoreboard after No. 11 fifth-year senior Eleazar DeLuca beat Miles Patton, 6-4, in his final match at the RAC. But after a 10-minute intermission, it was more of the same as No. 17 Jake Short narrowly defeated junior 157-pounder John Van Brill, 4-3. “We need to win at heavyweight and 133, (those) are big swing matches there and even (John) Van Brill those are really, really tight matches,” Goodale said. “We have a lot on the line for Big Ten seeding implications and we just didn’t win those.” Rutgers staged a miniature comeback toward the end of the night, though, and it started with No. 11 fifth-year senior 165-pounder Richie Lewis. Lewis faced off against No. 8 Nick Wanzek in the match of the night and after two and a half periods of close wrestling, Lewis secured a takedown in his final seconds at the RAC to take the huge upset win, 3-1, energizing the crowd that was desperate to cheer for anything. “I was happy he won,” Goodale said. “That’s a huge win. It seems

like every guy in this conference is a top-10 guy. At some point they’re gonna put (Lewis) in the top 10, I would think. So, he’s doing a good job, wrestling solid (and) knocking them off.” Freshman 174-pounder Joseph Grello followed up Lewis’s performance with an impressive 12-7 victory of his own as the Knights inched closer, 17-9. No. 12 fifth-year senior 184-pounder Nicholas Gravina — who is coming back next year for a sixth year — made it three in a row for the Knights as he handily defeated Brandon Krone, 8-2, making things 17-12. But that would be the closest Rutgers would get as fifth-year senior 197-pounder Anthony Messner finished the night off with an 11-4 loss — a disappointing ending to a disappointing Senior Night. Regardless of the wins and losses though, Goodale reflected on the seniors’ times here and what an impact they have made for this program. “It’s a pretty special group,” he said, also including Gravina and fifth-year senior Anthony Ashnault who is out for the remainder of the season. “They’ve had some great moments out at the RAC, they’ve won some huge matches. They’ve really, really put this program on the map there’s no question about it.” The Knights are now under .500 for the first time in 10 years and are in danger of ending the season below .500 if they don’t take care of business against No. 20 Wisconsin next Friday and Princeton the following Sunday. But Goodale knows what’s at stake as well, and knows what his team must do from here on out.

“I wanna win the next match,” Goodale said. “You know, Wisconsin is a big one for us. I’m sure this group doesn’t wanna be the team under .500 so we got two big ones next week and then we’re on to the postseason.” As for the postseason, which will culminate in Cleveland, Ohio

from March 15-17, Goodale had one thing to say. “There’s a lot more to do right now and it won’t be complete until Cleveland,” he said. For updates on the Rutgers wrestling team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.


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WOMEN’S BASKETBALL NO.10 MARYLAND 72, RUTGERS 54

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No. 8 Knights capture 2nd win over weekend

RU falls in 7th straight game to Cornhuskers

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With a road trip to No. 16 Army looming, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team first had to deal with a pesky St. John’s team at home on Saturday afternoon. The No. 8 Scarlet Knights (2-0) did just that, overcoming a slow start to cruise by the Red Storm (0-1) by a score of 12-8. Saturday saw two veterans in senior attacker Jules Heningburg and junior midfielder Casey Rose lead the charge for Rutgers, with Heningburg scoring 4 goals and dishing out an assist, while Rose netted a first-half hat trick to jumpstart an initially slow offense. After St. John’s jumped out to a quick 3-1 lead in the first quarter, Rose scored 3 straight goals to give the Knights a lead they would not relinquish. “It felt pretty good,” Rose said of his hat trick. “Shots were falling, they weren’t sliding. (I) gotta shoot the ball when my hands are free.” Sophomore attacker Kieran Mullins found the back of the net for the first time this season, netting 2 goals and finding Heningburg for a fourth-quarter assist. While Mullins didn’t show up on the scoresheet last week against Robert Morris, head coach Brian Brecht praised him for his relentless effort off the ball and helping facilitate the offense. “We ask a lot of him, not just with the ball but off ball,” Brecht said. “It was good to see him get on the scoreboard and get a few points today. We certainly need him to be one of our lead guys as we go through the season.” Mullins enters his second year as a starter, after being thrown into the fire last season as

The Rutgers men’s basketball team walked into Lincoln on Saturday in hopes of curbing a six-game losing streak against the most surprising team in the Big Ten this year — a four th-placed Nebraska Cornhuskers. Six straight losses turned to seven for the Scarlet Knights (12-15, 2-12), and Nebraska (19-8, 10-4) stood firm at fourth, as the Cornhuskers defeated Rutgers at the Pinnacle Bank Arena Saturday afternoon, 67-55. The team recovered somewhat from its abysmal shooting performance last time out against Indiana, but the Knights saw shades of the Hoosier loss in the opening minutes. It was a constant battle to work the ball around the perimeter or inside, and at the start, Rutgers could do neither. Its first possession ended in a shot clock violation, as a result of both the Knights’ stagnant offense and Nebraska’s suffocating defense. The Huskers jumped out to a 20-4 lead to begin the game, with for ward Isaiah Roby working Rutgers on both ends, pocketing fifth-year senior for ward Deshawn Freeman in the post and driving to the hoop early on. Whereas Nebraska as a team could not keep that pace for the entire 40 minutes, Roby did so on offense and defense. The sophomore recorded his second double-double of the season, collecting 10 points and 11 rebounds in the win. The Knights entered another game with poor-shot selection, settling for outside jumpers and counting on offensive rebounds to get chances inside. But the returns of sophomore forward Eugene Omoruyi and senior guard Mike

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Junior forward Victoria Harris gave Rutgers a double-double performance on Sunday, scoring 13 points and grabbing 11 rebounds. JEFFREY GOMEZ / NOVEMBER 2017

Rutgers suffers 18-point loss to No. 10 Maryland Jordan Farbowitz Correspondent

Junior midfielder Casey Rose scored 3 goals for Rutgers on Saturday. GARRETT STEFFE / FEBRUARY 2018

While a quick glance at the box score from the Rutgers women’s basketball team against No. 10 Maryland suggests disappointment, head coach C. Vivian Stringer was quick to say that there were a lot of positives from her team’s loss yesterday. “I thought that we played with a great deal of pride and intensity,” she said. The Scarlet Knights’ (18-9, 6-7) 72-54 home loss to Maryland (22-3, 11-1) was their seventh loss in nine games, and marked the first time that they had a losing record in Big Ten play this season. But instead of the negatives, Stringer first focused on the positives. She praised certain players for stepping up and playing well, especially compared to previous losses. “I thought that Vicki (Harris) and Stasha (Carey) made a conscientious effort

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today,” Stringer said. “We tr y to go to the inside where our strength is, and I thought that they worked extremely hard to make that happen. I’m normally upset with them, and they would say that, but they did a great job today. They read each other extremely well and did ever ything they needed to do.” Junior forwards Victoria Harris and Stasha Carey combined for 19 points yesterday, with Harris’s 13 leading the team. She also collected 11 rebounds, leading to her second career double-double. “Coach asked me to step up, so I made it my focus to step up today,” Harris said. “It felt good.” The game itself saw the Terps handle Rutgers for the most part, although the Knights did have some fight at some points. The first quarter was a back-and-forth affair, with See loss on Page 10

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JAY NELSON, head coach of the softball team, took his team out to Fullerton, California over the weekend for the Titan Classic. Rutgers went 2-3 overall at the event, securing crushing victories over Middle Tennessee and Utah State.

Sophomore forward Eugene Omoruyi returned to the bench on Saturday. THOMAS BONIELLO / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR

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MEN’S BASKETBALL

SWIMMING AND DIVING

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at LIU Brooklyn

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Tomorrow, 4 p.m., Brooklyn, N.Y.

Tomorrow, 9 p.m., The RAC

Wednesday, 10 a.m., Columbus, Ohio

Wednesday, 8 p.m., Madison, Wis.

The Daily Targum 02/12/18  
The Daily Targum 02/12/18  
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