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Rutgers Student Union revived after 3 years Stephen Weiss associate news editor
When it was active three years ago, the Rutgers Student Union worked to solve common student issues like rising tuition costs and underfunded facilities. A group of students are currently working to revive the organization. FACEBOOK
Until roughly three years ago, the Rutgers Student Union was active for a decade, playing an instrumental role in getting undocumented students access to in-state tuition. The organization has since fallen through due to a lack of interest, but two students are working to bring it back to life. Evan Klein, a School of Ar ts and Sciences first-year student, and Kylie Rogers, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences sophomore, the group’s organizers, held their first meeting on March 8, where they discussed their plans of campaigning and recruiting to revive the union.
“Rutgers Student Union wants to be the voice of students here on campus when it comes to getting the school to spend money on us,” Klein said. “We want to highlight and make really clear places where we believe money should be spent, either in great amounts or no money spent at all, just to make student life better.” The money Klein is referring to is Rutgers’ nearly $800 million in unrestricted reserves. In an interview last September, Rutgers spokesperson E.J. Miranda told The Daily Targum that unrestricted reserves are accumulated over time and designated by the University to support specific programs ranging from funding See union on Page 5
State committee election will feature 3 U. students Maxwell Marcus contributing writer
Rutgers student Dan Chulak has recently declared candidacy for the Democratic State Committee. The School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior will partake in the primary election, which is set for June 6. “I think it’s important that, if we want to see legitimate change
within our community, within the county, within the state and within the party, we have to get involved,” Chulak said. “We have to be willing to take risks and we have to be willing to put ourselves out there so that we can facilitate the change that we want to see.” The committee meets every other week in Trenton, New Jersey, but See election on Page 5
Three University students and one alumna entered their idea for refugee transportation into the prestigious Hult Prize competition. They became the first Rutgers team to win the regional competition. RUTGERS.EDU
Rutgers team makes history by placing 1st in regional Hult Prize competition Marissa Scognamiglio contributing writer
Three Rutgers students including School of Environmental and Biological Sciences junior Dan Chulak have announced their candidacy for the Democratic State Committee election. FACEBOOK
A team of three Rutgers Business School students and one alumna have made history when they became the first winning regional champions from Rutgers University in the Hult Prize competition. The Hult Prize Foundation is a notfor-profit organization encouraging
college students to create and present their own unique and innovative business ideas to solve some of the world’s biggest challenges. Winners of the entire competition receive $1 million in seed capital to bring their idea to life, according to the Hult Prize website. “This year’s challenge was about refugees around the world. How to create sustainable, and scalable social
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enterprises that empower the rights and dignity of 10 million refugees by 2022,” said Umair Masood, campus director of the Rutgers’ Hult Prize Challenge Team and a School of Arts and Sciences junior. The Rutgers team consisted of Rutgers Business School seniors Najeeha Farooqi, Moneeb Mian and See PRIZE on Page 5
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Soviet Nonconformist Art, 1960s-1980s” from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Ave campus. The event is free and open to the public. The Active Learning Community presents “ALC Workshop: Interactive Lecture Strategies” from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at the Rutgers Academic Building on the College Ave campus. This event is free and open to the public. Robert Wood Johnson Medical School(RWJMS)presents “Unraveling Neural Encoding Mechanisms Using In Vivo Deep Brain Imaging in Freely Behaving Mice” from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. at the Center For Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine on Busch campus. This event is free and open to the public. The Center for Women in the Arts and Humanities and Rutgers University Libraries presents “Living In The Shadows: Underground Immigrant Communities” from 8 a.m. to 2 a.m. at Douglass Library on Douglass campus. This event is free and open to the public.
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March 21, 2017
U. students get outdoors with Rutgers Naturalist Club
The Rutgers Naturalist Club organizes outdoor adventures for students looking to get away from campus and more connected with nature. They are currently preparing for their April camping trip. FACEBOOK
interest and free time is welcomed at their meetings, which are every other Wednesday at 8 p.m. in the Cook Student Center. Ever y weekend, the Rutgers Duffy said that the club’s lax Naturalist Club gives students attitude is possible because they an opportunity to get away from do not collect dues from memurban New Brunswick and enbers. Practically all of the funding joy nature. for activities and trips is provided James Duffy, a School of Enviby the governing council of the ronmental and Biological SciencSchool of Environmental and Bies junior, is the club’s secretar y. ological Sciences. At most, memHe said that the club welcobers may have mes anyone with to contribute a an interest in “We try to keep it local on the weekend trips so people who only have a couple hours in their weekend can few dollars for the outdoors or hang outside, then come back and study or do whatever they have to do.” food on camping in naturalism. trips. “A lot of Rutolivia lewarn Le Warn said gers students School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Junior that the club is don’t have cars, currently preor they don’t The club also schedules at trip was canceled and instead the amount of liberal arts majors, and paring for its April camping trip. have the funds to get off campus and do these types of things,” least one larger camping trip club went to the Academy of Natu- science majors that aren’t related Anyone who is interested is ento the environment. It’s just a way couraged to contact the club via Duffy said. “So we’re an avenue each semester, she said. These ral Sciences in Philadelphia. Le Warn said that the club also to relax, because (the club) is pret- its Facebook page, The Rutgers for Rutgers students to get out- trips are often several hours long. side, go camping, even when may- Last year for spring break, the holds on-campus activities for ty chill. People don’t have to dedi- Naturalist Club. “For our bigger trips, we’re be they wouldn’t be able to afford club went camping at Crabtree members, such as building ter- cate their lives to saving the envirariums, planting seedlings and ronment to enjoy planting plants.” always keeping an eye on the Falls in Virginia. it or have access to it otherwise.” Le Warn said that typical club weather for the weeks leading Le Warn said that because the spray painting tee-shirts. Olivia Le Warn, a School of Additionally, the club tables at meetings have between 20 and 30 up to it, tr ying to figure out Environmental and Biological Sci- club’s activities are contingent on ences junior, is the president of the weather, interest is generally “Rutgers Day,” Duffy said. Nor- people, and trips usually have 10 what’s happening,” Le Warn said. “But you can’t predict the mally they will sell plants that are to 20 people. low in the winter. the Naturalist Club. She said that the club is very weather, so we just tr y to be as “This semester it’s been cold, good for the local wildlife or proShe said that the club takes weekend hiking trips to local and we aren’t trying to make vide some educational activity for informal, and anyone who has flexible as possible.” contributing writer
nature reserves. In the past, these trips have been to areas such as Sourland Mountain, Cheesequake State Park and Round Valley Reservation. “We tr y to keep it local on the weekend trips so people who only have a couple hours in their weekend can hang outside, then come back and study or do whatever they have to do,” Le Warn said.
people suffer to enjoy our club,” she said. “So our big trip this semester is we’re going camping April 14, 15 and 16. We’re also going to do treetop adventure, which is an obstacle course right next to Turtleback Zoo. We’re doing that on April 1.” Duffy said sometimes plans for a trip have to be changed if the weather does not cooperate. Last semester, the planned camping
kids such as teaching about the planting process. Although some of these activities may appeal more narrowly to students with a strong interest in naturalism, Le Warn said that the club attracts members from a variety of academic backgrounds. “We do have a lot of people who use the Naturalist Club to engage in things other than their classes,” she said. “So we do have a fair
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March 21, 2017
Survey finds influx in ‘bias response teams’ on U. campuses Ryan Stiesi contributing writer
On Feb. 23, USA Today reported on a survey from the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), which looked into the growth of “Bias Response Teams” on college campuses and their impact on free speech. Bias response teams are described as “collectives of administrators, faculty and other college officials. They encourage students to report speech that may be offensive, hurtful or marginalizing to minority groups — ultimately in an effort to help create a more inclusive campus,” according to the USA Today article. Rutgers has a Bias Incident Response Team, which consists of members from the Division of Student Affairs, said Jeffrey Tolvin, the director of University News and Media Relations. The team aims to better understand the reality of the campus climate. Its goal is to support people who feel discriminated against by what they perceive to be acts of biased behavior, Tolvin said in an email. He also discussed the consequences as a result of a reported bias. “Many reported bias acts are protected speech and therefore carry no official sanction or consequence. When controversial behavior occurs, we attempt to help students understand the distinction between free speech and bias
The Bias Incident Response Team at Rutgers works to support free speech while also ensuring that students are comfortable on campus. More universities across the country have recently adopted similar teams. TWITTER “In my classes, students treat acts so that we can foster a posi- merely feel uncomfortable should be legally actionable,” Baker said. one another with respect despite tive campus climate,” Tolvin said. Baker said through his experi- differences of opinion without At Rutgers, they strive to create a my having to space where free intercede,” speech is supBaker said in ported while also “I don’t believe that an email. fostering a posisaying something that makes someone merely feel Accordtive environment ing to the where everyone uncomfortable should be legally actionable.” article, there feels comfortare at least able, he said. ross baker 232 bias reRoss Baker, a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Political Science sponse teams professor in the on American Department of campuses, Political Science, spoke about the viability of bias re- ence with free speech on campus with the potential to impact the sponse teams on college campuses. through teaching classes at Rut- speech of least 2.84 million students. Some schools with bias re“I don’t believe that saying gers, he believes that Rutgers sponse teams include the something that makes someone students are “plenty tough.”
likes of the University of Utah, George Mason University and SUNY Buffalo. “Bias response teams solicit reports of a wide range of constitutionally protected speech, including speech about politics and social issues,” said Adam Steinbaugh, senior program officer and investigative reporter at the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, in the report. Forty-two percent of the schools list law enforcement personnel among their bias incident response team members, according to the report. As stated in the report, a wide range of constitutionally protected speech is submitted to these bias response teams, which makes having law enforcement personnel involved in the investigations of potentially protected speech controversial. One advantage to having a variety of opinions at Rutgers is that someone can get a much more holistic point of view on things and better understand other people’s points of view. It is very good for developing character, Farrell said. “College is a time for people to become more mature — tougher intellectually, and prepared to deal with what the world has to dish out,” Baker said. “Let’s not tiptoe our way through life and raise inof fensiveness to the status of an important human quality.”
March 21, 2017
PRIZE Rutgers team’s idea would provide refugees with 560 rides per day for 13 cents each continued from front Hasan Usmani and alumna Hanaa Lakhani. The team first won the competition at Rutgers before proceeding to win regionals in Boston. Their prize-winning idea was about operating a system of electric-powered rickshaws in refugee settlements, Masood said. Entitled Roshni Rides, the team’s idea was to address the problem of transportation in refugee camps around the world, Masood said. “Roshni Rides is an innovative and eco-friendly solution that provides transportation for refugees across the globe. Roshni Rides will provide a systematic rickshaw service that will transport refugees to various locations within their settlement. All of our rickshaws will be electric powered
so that we have a positive carbon footprint and add value wherever we go,” according to their website. The team plans to first implement their idea in Orangi Town, a large and crowded settlement in Pakistan’s port city of Karachi. If their plan is implemented,
the team estimates to provide about 560 rides per day for about 13 cents a ride, according to their website. Each year the Hult Prize Competition receives about 50,000 applicants from students all around the world, meaning the men and women behind the idea for Roshni Rides beat out teams from
“People our age should be willing to get involved in politics, and I don’t think age should (discredit) someone who wants to get involved in politics,” Chulak said. This is Chulak’s first time running for a political committee, but he has worked on congressional campaigns before and is currently working for a gubernatorial campaign. He said that his experience in student government has also prepared him for political work. Chulak’s positions on campus include electoral action director of RU Progressive, and chair of the sustainability task force of Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA). He is also a co-founder of the Rutgers Student Environmental Coalition, which is a group of
union Prior to its 3-year hiatus, Rutgers Student Union was present on campus for more than 10 years continued from front education to student activities and agricultural experiment station activities. The organization plans to urge the administration to look into allocating some of its reserves to the union’s causes. “It’s undeniable that there is money to be spent and there are places where money should be spent. And when we are living in a place where there is money that should be spent and money to be spent, there is clearly something wrong,” he said. Klein said that the group will serve as a way for all Rutgers stu-
environmentally conscious student organizations. Chulak said that the issues that are most important to him are economic inequality, political corruption and proper care for the environment. “Right now we have a climate
emergency,” Chulak said. “We need to act as fast as possible so that we can mitigate the effects of climate change. If we don’t have a healthy sustainable planet to live on, what are we gonna do? Where
are we gonna go? I think it’s important for us to leave a planet for our children, our grandchildren, our great-grandchildren, that is habitable and safe to live on.” Chulak said that he is a progressive Democrat, and is further to the left than a typical moderate Democrat would be. He said that he was inspired to get involved in politics by Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign. Chulak said that the Sanders campaign was proof that grassroots canvassing can potentially be successful, and that large corporate donors are not necessary. “Right now there’s a divide in the party,” Chulak said. “We need to unite the party together. I think the only way to do that is to reconnect to the party’s roots of working-class people and return back to the fundraising model of grassroots campaigning.” But if he is elected, Chulak will not be determining policy directly. He said that the Democratic State Committee serves to manage the
party at the level of the state. It is responsible for apportioning funds to New Jersey Democrats, and also votes to determine which candidates will receive the official endorsement of the Democratic Party. “At the end of the day, it’s the voters who decide who wins elected office,” Chulak said. “But the committee has a role in which candidates have better opportunities to get that nomination. If a candidate is endorsed by the Democratic Committee within their county, it does mean something to those voters.” Chulak said that although he lacks the experience or time to run for public office, he hopes that he can make a difference in the State Committee. “I’m a Democrat and I’m a member of the party,” Chulak said. “The reason I want to run is because it’s my responsibility as a Democrat that if I want to make the county and the state a better place, I have to run and get involved.”
like it when your facilities are falling apart, you don’t like it when your tuition goes up,” he said. “These are things that go across party lines.” Klein said some main focuses will begin by addressing things like increasing parking availability on the College Avenue campus, improving dining halls and shortening response times for maintenance issues. “Anything from facility management to keeping tuition low,” he said. While the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) works to address issues concerning the student body as well, Klein said that Rutgers Student Union may be able to address issues that RUSA cannot. “I have a tremendous amount of respect and the work that they do is still important, but I think that they get kind of pigeonholed by
being so intertwined with the rest of the University, like the administration,” he said. Rogers said that the organization will provide a good platform for students who have not been involved in any kind of activism before. “When it’s something that doesn’t directly affect you, it’s hard to get people to want to expend the effort and become involved,” Rogers said. She said that a collective mission will help bring students together. “It’ll be really cool to have something where we, as more liberal kids, and the conservative people as well will be able to get together and just have one big goal of improving student life for everybody,” she said. “Everyone wants their lives to get better, everyone wants their living arrangements to be better — it’s pretty simple.”
najeeha farOOqi Rutgers Business School Senior
Primary election for Democratic State Committee will take place June 6
Chulak said that he does not anticipate his school-related time commitments conflicting with his political work. The committee does not pay its members, so most of the people on the committee have full-time jobs. Chulak is the only Rutgers student running for the Democratic State Committee. School of Arts and Sciences sophomores Adeel Ahmed and Ben Silva are running in Middlesex and Sussex county, respectively. Chulak said that most people on the committee are middle-aged or older, but that there are members in their twenties. Even so, as a college student, he would likely be the youngest member of the committee.
The team also often discusses the prospect of making money versus making a real and significant difference in the world, according to the interview. “This is so, so fulfilling. It has the ability to improve so many lives,” Usmani said. Masood first started the Hult Prize Challenge at Rutgers in the
at the presentation and liked the team for their strong speaking skills and how well thought out their idea was. In Boston, they amazed the judges again with their idea,” he said. The idea was very special for all members of the team since they all share a Pakistani ancestry, Farooqi said in an interview with the Rutgers Business School. “We’ve worked very hard. This is very personal for us. We are the sons and daughters of immigrants and refugees,” Farooqi said.
“We’ve worked very hard. This is very personal for us. We are the sons and daughters of immigrants and refugees.”
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administration from the Rutgers Business School, before qualifying for the regional competition in Boston, Masood said. “The judges were responsible for selecting a team — so the idea did not only have to be good, the team members and their professional strength had to be strong as well. The judges were amazed
Fall of 2015. So far 19 teams have been created over the past two years to pitch their own unique business models solving varied social issues, Masood said. Though the team has already made history by winning Regional Rounds of Competition in Boston, they still have a long way to go before receiving the prize money to implement their idea, Masood said. “The next step for the team is to finalize their plans for the Hult Prize exclusive eight-week summer accelerator program in Boston where they will build their idea from the ground up, pursue a pilot program in Pakistan and build their final pitch,” he said. “In September, they will present in front of major CEOs and executives of Fortune 500 companies, heads of state, and leaders of world renown foundations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations) including Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and (former President) Bill Clinton.”
Harvard, Yale, McGill and other numerous internationally recognized schools, Masood said. “Rutgers University is becoming a hub for entrepreneurship and social innovation (using entrepreneurship to solve social and community issues locally and internationally) — this validates it,” Masood said. On Dec. 9, the team presented their idea to a panel of nine judges including several investment bankers, a director from the United Nations Refugee Agency and
dents, regardless of political opinions or ideologies, to come together and affect change to better the lives of all students on campus. Being that Rutgers has a primarily progressive student body, Klein said some students with more conservative ideologies may feel shunned or turned off from most politically leaning campus organizations because they likely consist largely of people with differing opinions from their own. “(The reason) why Rutgers Student Union is unique is because we are catering entirely to self-interest. Whether you are a conservative or a liberal, you don’t like taking cold showers, you don’t
“Right now there’s a divide in the party. We need to unite the party together.” dan chulak School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Junior
March 21 MANVILLE —Tyreek Cook, 19, was shot in the chest during a burglar y of an of f-duty of ficer’s home. He was rushed to Rober t Wood Johnson Hospital in New Brunswick and is in critical condition. Cook is charged with third-degree burglar y and suspected of committing several other burglaries in the area. March 21 JERSEY CITY — Elijah Hilliard, 18, is charged with murder and possession of a firearm. Hilliard was arrested in connection with the death of Kempton Cummings for allegedly shooting him in 2015. There is currently no plea of fer and he is scheduled to return to cour t April 5.
March 21, 2017
Ending child marriage begins with America
hild marriage is a global issue, one CALL FOR CHANGE that spans from places in Asia, Africa and even here in the United PRIYANKA BANSAL States. Young girls are mainly the victims of child marriage, often forced to wed men twice their age. In Eastern cultures, families marry their young daughters off in hopes of gaining some kind of honor, or sometimes for financial reasons. If a family cannot afford to send the daughter to school, give her an education or provide for her, in many cases she is married off as a solution. Sometimes it’s not just a solution, but their ultimate fate. In many societies, from the minute a young girl is born, she is destined to be someone’s wife. Child marriages in places like Chad, South Sudan and Bangladesh are well-known. Most of us here read about child marriage cases, a sad story on Facebook or Twitter about a 13-year-old girl forced to marry and bear children to a 40-year-old man. We scroll on, continuing with our lives because it’s an issue for someone else to solve. This mindset is what allows the rate of child marriage among girls in Niger to be 76 percent. The world is okay with knowing that 47 percent of Indian girls are illegally married before turning 18 because it’s not our problem. As a society, we need to be more active and preventative in stopping girls all over the globe from losing their rights. Proactive mindsets wouldn’t let children lose all hope of their futures. Young girls that are married off before they even turn 15 are often stuck in these marriages. There is no way out. The families they marry into are often abusive, physically and emotionally, trapping them in their homes, instilling perpetual fear among the new brides. With no escape, these girls often lose all their independence, confidence, and individuality. What isn’t known, shockingly, is the rate of child marriage here in the United States. We look at young brides to be a problem of the Eastern world, just another issue that “third-world countries” need to fix. However, this mindset is what has allowed legal child marriages to seep
“This can easily be prevented by issuing the right legislation, getting the American population to care about international as well as national issues concerning child marriage.” into America’s culture. Girls as young as 12, maybe even younger, are legally wed to men, usually much older, for a number of reasons. As of 2014, almost 58,000 kids from ages 15-17 were married. In New York, around 3,800 children were married in the past decade. A state in worse conditions, Virginia, has allowed almost 4,500 children as young as 13 to be married as of 2013. Of course, all across America, as well as other nations, most child marriages target girls, stripped of their independence. America’s child brides often come from immigrants of cultures that condone their daughters being married at such young ages, sometimes as a punishment for being in relationships or acting out of character. Other American child marriages occur in pregnancy situations, where girls as young as 11 or 12 are faced with this situation then forced by their families or communities to marry their rapists. This can easily be prevented by issuing the right legislation, getting the American population to care about international as well as national issues concerning child marriage. Unfortunately, nine states still allow legal pregnancy exceptions to the marriageable age. Although progress is being made, it’s not nearly enough, since New Hampshire just released legislation that gives an exception to pregnant minors to be legally married. Rather than fulfill the intent of this legal bill of protecting young girls, this legislation takes away their independence completely. This bill allows a loophole for 11 year old children to be forced by their families and by society to be married to their rapists before even finishing middle school. Changing the nationwide apathy towards the issue at hand is the first step to preventing more young girls from losing their chance at a real childhood. Together we can stop the 248,000 child marriages that have occurred in America in the past decade. We need to end child marriages across the world, starting with our own country. Young girls shouldn’t be destined as brides, but as individual children, each with a chance at becoming something great, discovering something great. Priyanka Bansal is a Rutgers Business School first-year double majoring in business and journalism and media studies. Her column, “Call for Change,” runs on alternate Tuesdays.
YouTube pauses LGBTQIA content Video platform creates dangerous message with new restrictions
YouTube has been known as one of the lonith over 81 million videos on its site, YouTube has become the go-to medium for vid- gest-standing platforms that allow for its members eos. Ranging from music videos to vlogs, to voice their opinions and express themselves YouTube is the hub for both copyrighted material as freely. Those who are a part of the LGBTQIA comwell as original content from everyday people. It has munity utilize YouTube to share their journeys become another universal method of uniting people, and struggles. Some people who cannot find acceptance from others in their lives look to the Youand making the world seem like a smaller place. But with new video restrictions on the site, it seems Tube community for support and acceptance. Labeling these stories as “mature content” is sending as though the video platform has a smaller mind. YouTube has created a “restricted mode” that is the message that their existence is something that aimed to be a more family-friendly method of mon- is not “family-friendly” or “appropriate for younger itoring what people can and cannot see when they ages.” This is not only a mistake on YouTube’s part go on the site. Families with younger children and — it is downright problematic and discriminator y. Although YouTube may say that it values its schools are the target for this restricted mode as it supposed to be a way to ensure that those who are LGBTQIA community, their actions are louder than their words. There not mature are not must be some reason being exposed to that LGBTQIA vid“mature” themes. eos were the ones reBut YouTube made “Labeling these stories as ‘mature content’ stricted, other than a a disturbing choice is sending the message that their existence mere “mistake.” And with these restricis something that is not ‘family-friendly’ or although YouTube tions. Many vid‘appropriate for younger ages.’” may be working to eos that dealt with fix it, it should have LGBTQIA themes never happened in will be hidden once the first place. the site is put on Perhaps it is because society has sexualized the restricted mode. Even music videos by LGBTQIA artists will also be blocked. Famous YouTubers idea of LGBTQIA communities and YouTube had such as Tyler Oakley and Jenna Marbles voiced decided to lump in with other “mature content.” Socitheir anger over these restrictions through other ety has placed so much attention to who people have social media sites such as Twitter. This rightfully sex with that they have stripped the LGBTQIA expecaused an explosion over the internet, even setting rience of the struggle, importance and identity it is off “#YouTubeIsOverParty” trending on Twitter. meant to signify. And because of this, it has left the After receiving the complaints from ever ywhere, public confused as to whether the mere identity of YouTube finally released a statement on Twitter LGBTQIA people is inappropriate. There is no such thing as an identity that is “too addressing the issue. In its message to their community, YouTube first emphasized their pride in mature” or not “family-friendly.” In fact, by barring representing the LGBTQIA community and then younger children from seeing videos with LGBTQIA explained that the restrictions that were made for themes, YouTube is possibly restricting them from those who “want a more limited experience.” They learning how to deal with coming to terms with their also asserted that they were “looking into … con- own identity. And keeping them from this is far more dangerous than “exposing” people to the realities of cerns.” LGBTQIA life. But these are more than just mere concerns. 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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March 21, 2017
Streaming music may be eventual future of hip-hop FROM BREAKS TO BARS JHANVI VIRANI
n case you haven’t heard, Chance the Rapper won a few Grammys this year. His mixtape “Coloring Book” was the first streaming-only album to ever win a Grammy Award, and though his accomplishments are a win to independent artists everywhere, skeptics continue to point to his deal with Apple Music to discredit the rapper’s status as a true independent artist. Last Friday, Chance the Rapper revealed some of the specifics to his deal with Apple for exclusive rights to his mixtape “Coloring Book.” His decision was based on the fact that “more people have tried to discredit my independence,” and he elaborates that Apple paid him $500,000 for exclusive rights for his mixtape for the first two weeks after its release, and after that period the album was available on sites like Soundcloud for free. And Chance is, in his unique way, a pioneer in hip-hop’s movement away from record labels and CDs and towards independent labels and internet streaming. Independent mixtape releases are the cornerstone of hip-hop, and they have existed long before Chance’s legacy. But mixtapes have always been seen as a way to eventually move up to signing onto a record label.
Rappers like Kendrick Lamar, Flatbush Zombies and Logic have all gotten record deals after initially releasing mixtapes. But Chance the Rapper offers an alternative: He has proven that mixtapes don’t need to be reduced to a crutch for new artists. And he has proven that a mixtape can not only compete with albums, but they can win. So will independent and streaming-only albums become the future of hip-hop? With artists like Jay-Z putting their money on music streaming and artists like Childish Gambino, Joey Bada$$ and Tyler the Creator
opportunity to get paid for their music. Sites like these also tend to keep track of total streams, creating its own form of ranking what’s popular and what’s not. Physical copies of CDs are no longer relevant — not when a simple link can give you free access to an album from any internet-accessing device. And though offering the music for free can decrease overall revenue, artists can easily make up for it by putting on shows, featuring on other albums and, like Chance did with Apple, offering exclusive rights to streaming sites for a finite period of time.
“Physical copies of CDs are no longer relevant — not when a simple link can give you free access to an album from any internet-accessing device.” going independent, big record labels are losing out on both the prospects of distributing physical copies of their music and recruiting the new popular rappers. Hip-hop is all about deviating from the norm. Are record labels the next authority that rappers are ready to reject? With the growth of mainstream internet distribution, artists now more than ever have opportunities to promote their music without the help of record labels or distributors. Websites like Soundcloud are even beginning to offer popular artists the
But there’s one critical setback that streaming-only albums face that threatens this entire transition altogether, and that’s billboard charts. Chance the Rapper discussed this issue in his cover story with Complex earlier this week. He describes how since charts primarily use the number of units sold as an indicator for rankings, albums that don’t distribute through conventional outlets like CDs and for-sale digital albums can’t place on the charts as easily. He states, “Fifteen-hundred streams is the equivalent to one (album
sale), and that’s just — that’s unfair. Nobody listens to their songs (1,500) times when they buy it.” Chance also mentions that it’s this glaring flaw in the streaming system that’s making him consider actually selling his next album rather than giving it out for free and facing the burden of the crazy streams-to-units conversion rate. So it may be possible that even Chance, the symbol of hope for the streaming-only model, may be converting to its more conventional predecessor. And yes, music is more than just placing on the charts, but that’s easier said than done. Musicians, especially new ones who need to make a name for themselves, often rely on that Billboard placement to officially carve out space for themselves in the music industry. And that might be reason enough to give up full independence of their music and put themselves at the mercy of record labels and distributors. So maybe a future of streaming-only hip-hop is just a utopian dream for fans like me who hope that one day hip-hop can escape the business and politics of it all and just make music. Or maybe the music industry as a whole just needs some time to accommodate for independent and streaming-only artists. Jhanvi Virani is a School of Arts and Sciences first-year majoring in Computer Science and History. Her column, “From Breaks to Bars,” runs on alternate Tuesdays.
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Microsoft Windows puts advertisements in File Explorer
Users of Microsoft Windows can expect pop-up advertisements on their File Explorer. This is a feature added to the latest Windows 10 update. JEFFREY GOMEZ / PHOTO EDITOR
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Users of the Microsoft Windows 10 operating system may have noticed some advertising content on their File Explorer, and it is expected that these ads will soon roll out to general users of the world’s third-most-popular OS. While Microsoft has provided informational tips for its various
services, notably OneDrive and the Edge Web Browser, in popups on its platform before, the new versions specifically advertise Microsoft Office 365 for $6.99 per month. File Explorer is a critical component in Windows — like the MacOS Finder, the program allows users to locate and organize any documents, media, programs, shortcuts or other information on their computer.
File Explorer is traditionally thought of as being an offline component for Windows. Users do not need to be connected to the internet to use it, and its function is limited to files stored on the computer. Before getting into the how and why, it is important to note that Windows is only advertising a cloud storage service. It is not mandatory or critical to running a
computer and does not need to be treated as a vital update. How is Windows putting ads into File Explorer? Windows has always retained the ability to send pop-ups or notifications to users. Between 2015 and 2016, the company pushed users of older operating systems to upgrade to Windows 10. Many users were forcibly upgraded through a misleading pop-up or when their computer allowed a recommended update to change their operating system to 10. The ads for OneDrive are expected to roll out to all Windows 10 users with the Creators Update, which Microsoft is expected to release sometime in 2017. Can Windows put ads into their operating system? Users have argued that because they have purchased the license to Windows 10, they should be free of ads. Others, like The Verge’s Jacob Kastrenakes, point out that Microsoft is using its ability to push updates to Windows to advertise products in a place where no competitor can. Several competitors of OneDrive exist, but none of them can advertise on a Windows operating system. Windows 10 has already featured a host of services aimed at earning Microsoft more money, ranging from targeted ads to data collection on what users do with their computers.
While this appears to be the first time Windows is displaying ads on a file browser, Microsoft has previously promoted its products in the operating system. “Microsoft has been going down this path for a while. It already puts ads in some cases on the Windows 10 lock screen and in the start menu and has popped up ads from the taskbar, too,” Kastrenakes said. “Back when Windows 8 was a thing, Microsoft placed ads inside some of its own apps.” According to The Verge, a Microsoft spokesperson referred to the ad as a tip, and that users can opt out of seeing them. How do I disable ads? Technology writer Paul Thurrott created a guide explaining how to disable ads in Windows 10 after they were first publicized. Unchecking one option — “show sync provider notifications” — disables the ads, even for users who do not have the new update yet. In order to get to that page, Thurrott says to go to the File Explorer’s folder options window. “Open File Explorer and then navigate to View > Options > Change folder and search options,” he said in a blog post. “In the Folder Options window that appears, navigate to the View tab … In the Advanced Settings list, scroll down until you see the option titled ‘Show sync provider notifications.’” Disabling these notifications should prevent Windows from showing students, or other Windows 10 users, from seeing ads on their machine.
March 21, 2017
Mark Tatulli Horoscopes
Page 9 Eugenia Last
Happy Birthday: Diplomacy will be required when dealing with anyone who can influence your reputation, position or your future. Be willing to pitch in and help out willingly. You can stabilize your life if you take action, are progressive and make a point to be productive. Don’t let anger get the best of you. Welcome constructive criticism. Your numbers are 7, 12, 19, 21, 26, 35, 43.
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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Be a self-starter, a participant and a helper. A positive attitude and a diplomatic way of handling those less benevolent than you will help you overcome any pitfalls you face. Don’t let an emotional incident slow down your productivity. 2 stars
LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Moderation and a simple lifestyle will be in your best interest. Taking on too much or getting involved with someone who is demanding or unpredictable will be costly. Question your motives and be honest about the way you feel. 2 stars
TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Call on past experiences and you’ll find a way to take over situations instead of being controlled. Secretive action will help you get more done in a shorter period of time. Discipline and hard work will be rewarding and promote gains. 5 stars
SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Be willing to listen to good advice. You can bring about worthwhile changes at home and within important partnerships by offering your insight and presenting solutions to existing problems. Strive for personal perfection and be complimentary towards others. 4 stars
GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Look for any opportunity to get ahead in business. Apply for positions, offer your services and show off your potential, but don’t oversell or offer something that you aren’t capable of delivering. Balance and integrity are favored. 3 stars
SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t let an emotional situation ruin your day. Try to accommodate those you have to deal with. You can stabilize a situation that develops with peers or children if you show discipline, restraint and offer reasonable solutions. 3 stars
CANCER (June 21-July 22): You’ll be tempted to get into a situation that could cost you your job, reputation or a friendship you have with someone. Don’t let impulsiveness take over, causing you to act on false assumptions. Stay calm and ask pertinent questions. 3 stars
CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Emotions will be difficult to control. Try not to act too fast or use tactics that will be frowned upon. Keeping the peace will be in your best interest. Take an alternative route to get what you want. Choose peace over pandemonium. 3 stars
LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hold on tight and shoot for the stars. Trust in what you know and what you can do. Refuse to let anyone rain on your parade or throw you off guard. Embrace life and aim to improve your standard of living. 3 stars
AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Don’t let emotions stand between you and what you want to accomplish. Rely on the past to come to your rescue when tough choices have to be made. Instill in others the beliefs that matter most to you and you will gain support. 3 stars
VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Don’t make an impulsive financial or legal decision. Time is on your side and strategic planning will get you where you want to go. Short trips and networking events will pay off. Take better care of your health and control your emotions. 5 stars
PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Your need to help others must be looked at objectively. Doing too much will result in being taken advantage of, leaving you at a loss. Offer suggestions, but refrain from taking over. Don’t let your heart rule your head. 4 stars
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67 Word librarians use
1 Rainbow formation
68 Creepy and ghastly
4 Marks one’s ballot
69 With every chip bet on one
9 Infantile position
14 Spacious grazing locale
70 First mate?
15 Prevent, as a disaster
71 Catches animals, in a way
16 Partner of “rough”
72 “Yowza!” relative
17 Small hotel
73 Thing a butterfly may be in
18 Use parts of one thing to repair
1 “He’s making ___, checking it ...”
20 Medicinal plant
2 Keep getting magazines
22 Give a terrible review to
3 Parts of a food drive collection
23 Woofer’s opposite
4 Moves out permanently
26 Trample but good
5 Eggs, in a lab
31 Much more thought-provoking
6 “___ Things I Hate About You”
33 One of Jupiter’s moons
7 Sea birds
34 Old witch
8 It could give a clown a leg up
36 Red Sea peninsula
9 It can cause a wrongful conviction
38 Shrill-voiced cousin of a plover
10 Shocking fish
42 Remove from office
39 Molecule component
11 Babilonia of skating
45 They feature pros and cons
41 This puzzle’s theme and a great
12 Curved woodworking tool (var.)
47 Pollen holders
13 Soap ingredient of old
50 Young society ladies, briefly
43 Worker in Siam, of film
52 Feature of a hurricane
44 Showed disapproval, as an
21 Wedding announcement word
54 It causes people to wait
24 Word with “proportions”
56 Painters like Matisse
attitude to have
audience 46 Whoppers
25 Regarding the kidneys
48 K-___ (big name in record
27 ___ 51 (alleged UFO site)
57 Large naval force
28 Oppressed by those in power
59 Sandwich shop
49 “... need is a friend ___”
29 Express one’s views
61 Tennis match section
30 Relating to birth
62 Possessive pronoun for
53 Trial-run proving ground
32 Incurred, as a bar tab
55 Avoid, as carbs or sugar
34 Thing that may be hard to break
63 Pt. of a portfolio, often
58 Sacked out and under covers
35 Make up for a wrong
64 Split at the seams
60 Olympian’s quest
37 Runs in neutral
65 Yosemite beast
61 Tugged-on thing
40 What parallel lines will never do
March 21, 2017
FRONT Rutgers comes in at top spot in media poll for 1st No. 1 ranking in team history continued from back But Brecht has prepared his team for moments like this. Despite being snubbed from the NCAA Tournament last year, Brecht prepared the players for the big stage. With some key players from the team gone, others from the group have had to alter their roles. “We have a mature group that was a big part of the success last year,” he said. “We ask them to change what can help us be successful and they’ve done it without batting an eyelash.” Combine that with a slew of young talent, and Rutgers is poised to make a run this year. Sophomore long stick midfielders Kyle Pless and Garrett Michaeli have learned from last season and taken their games to the next level. As members of the rope unit, Pless and Michaeli work to move the ball from the defensive side of the field to the attacking unit through their positioning in the midfield. Their work is a big part of what the team calls “#RTempo,” a fastbreak attack that has turned saves into goals almost too fast for the opposition to react. “Kyle Pless had a lot of experience in last year’s season with (then-senior) Zak Sikora,” he said. “And (Garrett Michaeli) being a year better, not just a year older.” Over the last four games, three of which have been against ranked opponents, freshman
attacker Kieran Mullins has scored 3.5 goals per contest and
now holds the team lead in goals on the season with 19. Brecht has complimented Mullins’ work ethic, crediting his success to work he has put in on his own, adding more shots to his repertoire. With sophomore Adam Charalambides set to return next
year from an injury, big things could be in store in the future for this group. “They’ve done a great job,” Brecht said of Pless, Michaeli and Mullins. “All of them were recruited to help us early in their careers.” With some young pieces and
a mature defense anchoring the team, the Knights are poised to be more than just a one-and-done at the top spot. For updates on the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team, follow @griffinwhitmer and @TargumSports on Twitter.
Junior defender Michael Rexrode has started every game of his career and anchors a Rutgers defense that ranks near the best in the country in major statistical categories. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR / FEBRUARY 2017
WOMEN’S TRACK AND FIELD
Rutgers opens outdoor competitions at USF Kevin Stapleton Staff Writer
The Rutgers women’s track and field team returned to action last weekend at the Bulls Invitational at the University of South Florida (USF) Track Stadium in Tampa, Florida to start off the outdoor portion of its 2017 campaign. The Scarlet Knights captured the 200-meter relay title and saw 17 top-10 efforts throughout the duration of the Invitational. Junior Bria Saunders led Rutgers in taking first place in the 200-meter with a time of 23.89. The Knights also saw a trio of second-place performances over the weekend in Tampa. In her first career 1500-meter effort, graduate athlete Paige Senatore finished runner-up with a time of 4:37.38. Senior Katherine Johnston led Rutgers in field competition with a second-place distance of 43.26 meters in the javelin throw. Sophomore Phyllis Gordon earned second overall in the 400-meter with a time of 56.52. Gordon, together with Saunders, sophomore Nabiya Garrett, and junior Imani Beauliere placed fifth overall in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 46.92.
Senior Sarah Robbie took fifth overall behind Gordon in the 400-meter with a time of 57.46. Robbie also participated in the 4x400-meter relay alongside sophomores Jenna Sobieski and Nabiya Garrett, and junior Sabrina Alexander — the squad took fifth place with a time of 3:55.18. Junior Alexandra Juzwiak placed fifth in the 5000-meter with a time of 18:15.19. Other notable field results included four top-10 performances for Rutgers. In her first appearance for the Knights, freshman Alison Chomsky took fourth overall in the javelin throw with a distance of 40.47 meters. Junior Oksana Sokolova took fifth place in the long jump with a distance of 5.41 meters. Sokolova also placed tenth overall in the 200-meter (25.34). Sophomore Cameron Daniels placed sixth overall in the shot put event with a distance of 12.97 meters. The outdoor campaign will continue for Rutgers late next week at the Colonial Relays in Williamsburg, Virginia starting Thursday, March 30. For updates on the Rutgers women’s track and field team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.
March 21, 2017
Page 11 SOFTBALL RUTGERS TAKES HOME 3 WINS ON SPRING BREAK TRIP
Knights have most successful tournament of early season Jordan Farbowitz Staff Writer
Heading into the final weekend before conference play, one thing that the Rutgers softball team had yet to do was finish an invitational with a winning record. But faced with its last opportunity, that’s exactly what the team did. The Scarlet Knights (7-19) won three of five games at the USF Clearwater Spring Break Classic, their highest total in one weekend this season. Head coach Jay Nelson praised his team for the improvements that he saw, especially with the pitching. “We’re getting better,” he said. “Our pitching staff held up, and we would have won three in a row, but our defense faltered. Our pitchers kept us in all the games. They’re giving up fewer hits and home runs and are getting ground balls. They’re hitting their spots better and changing speeds better.” At the same time, he thought that his defense could have been better. Rutgers committed seven errors over the weekend. “We’re still rushing our throws, but that’s just a matter of confidence,” he said. “We are getting better, so once we start picking up the ball better, we’re going to be tough.” The Knights started their weekend on a high note, using an offensive outburst to defeat Yale (2-16), 11-3 in six innings. Seven different players picked up hits, including senior Carly Todd who drove in four, and junior Rebecca Hall
Junior infielder Rebecca Hall hit her team-leading seventh home run of the season and had a season high three hits against Yale. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR / APRIL 2016 who tied her season high with three hits. Senior Shayla Sweeney pitched 5.1 innings to pick up her fifth win of the season. The second Friday matchup saw Rutgers on the opposite side of a game that ended early due to the run rule, as it lost 9-1 to Missouri (17-11) in five innings. The Tigers jumped on sophomore starter Whitney Jones early, scoring 5 unearned runs in the second to take an early lead. Freshman Cambria Keefer came on in relief, but she did not do much better, allowing 4 runs in
the third. The Knights only managed four hits in the contest. Rutgers opened its Saturday slate with a 6-5 loss to North Florida (17-13). It jumped out to a 3-0 lead thanks to a couple of errors, but the Ospreys capitalized on a Knights error in the third, scoring 5 runs to take the lead. North Florida added a run in fourth but Rutgers scored twice in the fifth to trim the deficit to one while Whitney Jones pitched three scoreless innings. But they were unable to score the one run they needed to tie the game.
Rebecca Hall hit her team-leading seventh home run in the loss. “Overall I was seeing the ball well this week,” she said of her performance. “I’ve been working on limiting my strikeouts so I can help my teammates out, but please with how I did.” Rutgers rebounded by taking its second game of the day against Florida A&M (5-24) by a score of 7-5 in eight innings. The Knights had a 5-2 lead heading into the bottom of the seventh, but the Rattlers staged a rally scoring three runs, all with two outs, to force extra innings. In
the eighth, Rutgers scored twice to take the lead, and shut down Florida A&M in order to secure the win. Freshman Nicole Bowman led the Knights with three RBIs, while Carly Todd hit her first home run of the season. Shayla Sweeney pitched all eight innings to pick up her sixth win of the season. Rutgers concluded the weekend with a 6-5 come-from-behind victory against North Dakota State (1019) on Sunday, ensuring a winning record at the invitational. The Knights got out to a slow start, allowing four runs in the first three innings to put themselves in an early hole. But they scored three runs in the forth to make it a onerun game, and three more in the sixth to take the lead. Rebecca Hall hit her eighth home run of the season, while Whitney Jones allowed just one run and two hits over the last four innings to earn her first win of the season. She credited her defense for helping her out. “They made plays behind me, so even if I didn’t make the best pitch, they had my back in making the play on the field,” she said. The Knights return to action this weekend in their first Big Ten series, as they take on Indiana in a three-game set in Bloomington Friday through Sunday. “Our team is getting more comfortable with each other,” Hall said. “We’re communicating better and meshing as a team, and that really helps us.” For updates on the Rutgers softball team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.
RU struggles in spring break trip to Florida Robert Sanchez Staff Writer
The only good thing about the spring break series for the Rutgers baseball team was the weather, as the Scarlet Knights (6-13) dropped six of eight games in Florida over the break. Rutgers began its busy week by splitting a four-game series against North Florida (14-7) in Jacksonville, Florida. The Knights were blown out in the first two games — losing by scores of 15-1 on Friday and 13-2 in the first game of a doubleheader on Saturday. Rutgers managed to salvage the final two contests winning 2-1 in the second game on Saturday and finally scoring 12 runs on 18 hits on Sunday as they won 12-4. Seniors Gaby Rosa (2-1) and Christian Campbell (2-0) picked up the wins. These are the only wins the Knights secured during this road trip. Following an off day on Monday, Rutgers made a quick stop in Boca Raton for a midweek game against Florida Atlantic (14-5-1). Freshman Eric Reardon (1-1) took the loss in his first collegiate start and the Knights’ bats once again went quiet as they lost by a score of 14-2. Next came a weekend series against then-No. 21 Florida Gulf
Coast (18-3) in Fort Myers. Rutgers would get swept by the nowNo. 15 Eagles with scores of 5-2, 13-4 and 8-3. Only one starter pitched into the seventh inning the entire trip when Rosa went seven innings and picked up the win in the 2-1 victory against North Florida. The Knights were outscored 73 to 28 over the eight-game stretch while also making 14 errors in the field. Aside from the 12-run game on Sunday, Rutgers didn’t score more than four runs in a game, which is a tough way to try and win games for a team who is 33-8 when they score at least six runs in a game since 2015. Senior Mike Carter saw a 20game on base streak that dated back to last season snapped in the last game of the road trip. Nonetheless, Carter continues to lead the team with 28 hits, 6 doubles, 13 runs batted in and a batting average of .378 while starting in every game. Only Carter, fellow senior Tom Marcinczyk, sophomore Jawuan Harris and freshman Kevin Welsh have started in all 19 games this season. For updates on the Rutgers baseball team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.
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“Our team is getting more comfortable with each other. We’re communicating better and meshing as a team, and that really helps us.” — Head softball coach Jay Nelson
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The Rutgers men’s lacrosse team came in at No. 1 in this week’s Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, becoming the first Rutgers Athletics team to be ranked No. 1 since the men’s soccer team back in 1995. The Scarlet Knights are 8-0 on the season, their best start since 1955. JEFFREY GOMEZ / PHOTO EDITOR / MARCH 2017
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Week in and week out, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team has proven that last year’s historic season was no fluke. In this week’s Inside Lacrosse Media Poll, the Scarlet Knights (8-0) came in at the top spot, ahead of perennial power Notre Dame and fellow Big Ten teams Penn State and Ohio State. The No. 1 ranking is the first for any Rutgers team since the men’s soccer team’s preseason No. 1 ranking back in 1995. NBA SCORES
The ranking comes on the heels of a week that included a strong 16-11 ranked win over No. 13 Princeton and a close 10-6 win over bottom feeder NJIT, a game that was the Knights’ third in seven days and second in just three days. While Penn State (11) and Notre Dame (10) both received more first place votes than Rutgers (7), the Knights still found themselves with the top ranking, mainly due to strong wins against No. 8 Army West Point and Princeton. Rutgers is in the midst of a seven-day rest period before hitting the road for a contest at Delaware (6-3).
That game will conclude the Knights’ non-conference slate, and although there stands to be a great chance they finish 9-0, a brutal Big Ten schedule awaits them. As it stands now, every team in the Big Ten is ranked, with Rutgers’ schedule starting off with a road test at No. 17 Johns Hopkins on March 31. “It’s exciting, but it’s also humbling at some times,” head coach Brian Brecht said. “The work is not done and there’s a lot of lacrosse left.” Not only is there a lot of lacrosse left, but there is a lot of tough lacrosse left, as once
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junior member of the gymnastics team, was selected to compete at NCAA Regionals as an all-around competitor for the third straight year, the NCAA announced on Monday. Groden is also a member of the All-Big Ten Second Team.
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Big Ten play starts, it will be all ranked opponents, as all six members of the conference were ranked this week. With the Knights, Penn State and Ohio State all in the top 5 — not your traditional lacrosse powers — and college lacrosse blue bloods Maryland and Johns Hopkins coming in at 10 and 17, respectively, the Big Ten seems to be a wide open race. And with just four teams making the conference tournament, there will be little to no room for error for this team.
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Saturday, 1 p.m., Newark, Del.