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Clothesline Project will show solidarity with domestic violence victims Christina Gaudino Staff Writer

The Clothesline Project, which is scheduled to take place tomorrow at Voorhees Mall, will create a visual representation of the scope of domestic violence using t-shirts, clothespins and words. Students will have the opportunity to contribute by decorating their own shirts. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / PHOTO EDITOR

On Thursday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., the Rutgers University Office for Violence Prevention and Victim Assistance (VPVA) will be hosting their Clothesline Project event at Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus. One in three women and one in four men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner, according to a press release from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence. The Clothesline Project, which Rutgers has hosted annually since the 1990s, is part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the sheer scope of interpersonal violence in every community, said Loren Linscott, the director for VPVA. “I’ve always seen this event as (a part of) the process of trauma healing,” he said. At the event tomorrow, students will have an oppor tunity to share their experiences or express emotions related to interpersonal violence by decorating t-shir ts with messages and then hanging them for display on campus.

The display is meant to bear witness to the interpersonal violence that occurs in the community: sur vivors and supporters create the shirts “to give a voice to their experience and break the silence surrounding interpersonal violence,” according to the VPVA website. “The messaging can come from any type of voice,” Linscott said. “If I am a survivor myself, I may make a shirt talking about my experience, but it is also for friends, family members and loved ones of a survivor. If someone I care about has experienced interpersonal violence, I might write a message for them to show support.” The Rutgers Clothesline Project is intended for students who have been affected by any kind of interpersonal violence, he said. This addresses any physical abuse or psychological manipulation in a relationship, such as incest, rape, molestation, sexual assault, domestic violence and dating violence, he said. Linscott stressed that interpersonal violence is not limited to a single type of student or a single See violence on Page 4

Out of 1.7 million, U. lecturer ranks No. 7 Kira Herzog News Editor

Every year, Rate My Professors compiles a list of the highest ranked university professors in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom. This year, out of 1.7 million professors, a part time lecturer in the Rutgers Department of Mathematics placed seventh. John Kerrigan completed his undergraduate studies at Rutgers and currently teaches a variety of courses ranging from Calculus 152 to Mathematics of Money. Of the 91 students that reviewed his page on Rate My Professors, 100 percent said they would take his course again. “It’s a very nice honor to be recognized for something I love doing,” Kerrigan said. “The real gratification for me comes from being able to make the lightbulb go off for students in math class, providing a student with graduate school advice and hearing about the many exciting opportunities students pursue after my class. It’s such an exciting time to be at Rutgers University and I’m happy to be a part of it.” Many of the students who left reviews on Rate My Professors noted

they went into Kerrigan’s course having already failed or withdrawn from other sections. Students described him as “engaging,” “organized” and “inspirational,” as well as “the best professor at Rutgers.” “We need more young teachers who are vibrant and that we, as students, can understand,” one reviewer wrote. “I think (Kerrigan) has more patience and enthusiasm than a lot of the older teachers who know the information so well but do not know how to teach it effectively.” Rate My Professors is a growing resource for students that takes into account input from over 19 million individuals. The annual rankings are based on a five-point scale that is weighted to place more emphasis on the most recent academic year. Only professors with 30 or more ratings on their page are considered for the final list, according to the site. In 2015, Kerrigan placed 15th on the overall list. His jump to No. 7 this year marks the first time in history that a Rutgers professor has made it to the top 10, according to compiled data. See lecturer on Page 4

Based on data collected from over 7,500 institutions, John Kerrigan, a part time lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at Rutgers had the 7th highest student ratings on Rate My Professors, according to a list released earlier this week. TWITTER

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campus. This event will cost $55 and is open to the public. Rutgers Cinema presents “David Gilmour — Live at Pompeii at Rutgers Cinema” from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Rutgers Cinema on Livingston campus. This event is $5 for anyone affiliated with the University. Rutgers University Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives presents “Heaven, Hell, or Hoboken: New Jersey in the Great War” from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at Alexander Library on the College Avenue campus. This event is free and open to the public. Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services presents “Mindfulness Meditation” from noon to 1 p.m. at the Rutgers Student Activities Center on the College Avenue campus. This event is free and open to the public. Rutgers Recreation presents “Swim For Life” from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus. This event is free and open to the public

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Seminar at Rutgers aims to alleviate ‘transfer shock’ Justin Merced Contributing writer

Transferring to Rutgers University can often be a stressful experience, between navigating the five campuses, learning about the infamous “RU Screw” or just trying to figure out the bus routes. To avoid “transfer shock,” Rutgers University’s Office of Academic Services enrolls incoming transfer students in the Students in Transition Seminar (STS) to help ensure they have a booming college experience. Transfer students may seem like an anomaly to the majority of Rutgers students, but it is not uncommon to run into someone who came from a community college or another university. The new environment may make them feel disconnected from the Rutgers community, which is where the STS comes in. STS is a free, pass-or-no-credit 1-credit course, and is held solely for incoming transfer students joining the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) and School of Communication and Information (SCI). It is specifically designed to introduce transfer students to Rutgers University’s services to aid in their adjustment. Being educated on all the different resources available is one of the most important things for new transfer students, said School of Arts and Sciences senior John Messina, who is a transfer student and works as a peer mentor for the Transfer Knight Living-Learning Community. “I was able to find out where to study (and) where to go for help, like getting my papers reviewed and revised,” Messina said. Students could also go see the transfer advisors however often they would like, he said. He was able to get help from them in mapping out his classes for the entire academic year and getting information on the different minors available. Another meaningful aspect of taking the STS was being able to meet a lot of people in the same situation, Messina said. “You have that one element of everyone being a transfer student, so you’re kind of in the same boat,” he said. “I met five of my best friends in that class, and we were able to exchange books together and just explore the campus and learn so much more.” The main catalyst for successful immersion at Rutgers and the glue that holds the STS together is the Transfer Passport, which is a list of various types of on-campus events that STS students

Because transferring to Rutgers can be difficult, the school offers a number of resources including a 1-credit course called the “Students in Transition Seminar.” In the course, students learn how to navigate the campus and utilize University services. HENRY FOWLER must attend in order to complete the course. “It’s super helpful but very annoying — you don’t want to do it,” Messina said. “But it helps you get involved right away.” Students have to complete seven events from a few different categories, which may

Stephanie Jones, an undergraduate student counselor for the School of Communication and Information, was once a transfer student at Rutgers University and uses her experience to help the transfer services team provide as smooth a transition for incoming transfer students as possible.

students advice from a “Rutgers expert,” which could be a graduate student or someone as high up as a dean, Jones said. “It’s useful because it helps with navigating a new university and its resources,” she said. Although Jones is optimistic about new transfer students’

“I think to hear from other people and know you’re not alone in these experiences is really helpful.” stephanie jones Undergraduate Student Counselor for the School of Communication and Information

include sporting events, a health seminar and an involvement fair, he said. Some students may find completing all seven events difficult, but Messina said that it is not so hard because students should easily be able to fit the course around their regular schedule.

“We’re acknowledging that students who are transferring to Rutgers are all experts at going to college,” Jones said. “But no one is really an expert at going to Rutgers until they have become immersed in it.” Part of the main goal of the STS is to bestow upon transfer

ability to immerse themselves into Rutgers’ campus culture by way of the STS, she also acknowledges that some might still find it difficult to do so. “Some students don’t like being told what to do,” Jones said. She also said that some may feel that they could immerse

themselves on their own without outside influence. “To not have that push to do it sometimes results in students saying down the line ‘I didn’t even know this existed, I wish I got involved in this,’” she said, cautioning that it may result in students failing to experience the best Rutgers has to offer. Though the transfer program is considered to be very helpful, Jones said that it is always being augmented in order to better meet the needs of students. One new feature that future transfer students can expect is the addition of online modules, which would aid students in understanding their schedules and Rutgers’ online systems, she said. “The idea is to get interaction going between the other students where they’re comfortable with each other,” Jones said. “I think to hear from other people and know you’re not alone in these experiences is really helpful.”

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Students interested in Project Clothesline will also be able to contribute to virtual display

100 percent of students on Kerrigan’s page said they would take his course again

continued from front gender — it af fects men and women of ever y demographic and ever y social or academic circle. “The statistics at Rutgers tell us that the majority of people who are survivors tell another student,” he said. This event offers something that cannot be learned through a traditional bystander intervention program because it cultivates empathy, Linscott said. In addition to the physical exhibit, students can also contribute to a virtual display, where sur vivors and supporters can

share their stories on an online forum. More information about the forum will be available at tomorrow’s event. “You’re more likely to be a supporter than a victim,” he said, emphasizing the importance of listening and understanding when approached by a sur vivor. “Think about people in your family who have been hurt, whether it’s your mom, dad, brother or sister, grandmother — this event is an opportunity to write on a t-shirt, yes, but it’s also a chance for people to form informal networks of support and to reflect on their own lives.”

continued from front Kerrigan said his teaching style is based largely on the interactions between students. To maximize understanding, he encourages students to discuss concepts with one another, work with flowcharts and create summaries. He also incorporates a number of game-based learning activities and assessments into his curriculum. “I am a big advocate of active learning,” he said. “I do not believe any student should be passive during a lecture, but rather students should have many opportunities to engage with other students, the content and the

instructor. I also believe in relationship building — whether it’s a class of 30 or 100, I always like to get to know who my students are as learners and what their future ambitions are so that I can tailor my instruction accordingly.” He said the Department of Mathematics and Digital Classroom Services have both improved his ability to engage students by providing access to initiatives like active learning classrooms, online recitations and flipped hybrid mathematics for liberal arts. “I appreciate (the department’s) commitment to professional growth and designing

opportunities for students to learn mathematics in a variety of different and accessible ways,” he said. Looking toward the future, Kerrigan said his primary goal is to finish his doctorate degree at the Rutgers Graduate School of Education. His dissertation research is focused on designing more efficient hybrid and online learning environments for students — work he hopes to implement into the world of academia someday. But while moving forward, Kerrigan said he does not want to lose sight of his experiences as an undergraduate Rutgers student. “I always loved the small classes taught by professors who connected personally with students and linked theory to practice,” he said. “As an instructor now, I always try to remember what it’s like to be on the other side of the lecture hall.”

Aftermath of hurricane Irma may reach shore Chloe Dopico

or surfers. Lance Franck, a meteorologist at the National Weather Service told NJ Advanced Media With the destruction of Hurri- there is a good chance the shore cane Irma just recently being eval- will experience bigger waves and uated along the western Florida stronger rip currents. “Being post-Labor Day, a lot of border, it is beginning to dissipate and move toward the East Coast, the beach patrols are not in place,” he said. “We’re including New concerned Jersey. the nice Although “We should not take too with weather comNew Jersey is expected to get much comfort (or indulge ing up and the ocean temperano major fallin too much angst) tures being relout, Hurricane atively warm, Irma — now a over a particular set of people may “post-tropical cymodel runs.” be swimming clone” — is exat unguarded pected to pose Jeff masters beaches. They a major threat to Weather Underground Meteorologist should only the currents and swim at guardtides along the ed beaches.” Garden State. The storm, which hit Florida “Dangerous and potentially life-threatening conditions” over the weekend, was once a exist for New Jersey’s beaches Category 5 storm packing wind throughout the week, according speeds of nearly 185 miles-perhour. The hurricane was originalto NJ Advanced Media. While the precipitation might ly expected to hit the eastern coast be minimal, the coastal effects will of Florida and gradually make its still greatly affect any swimmers way up the eastern seaboard to Associate News Editor

After following a route across Florida, Hurricane Irma has begun to move east toward New Jersey. The effects will be minor but are expected to influence the tides and currents along the Jersey Shore. WIKIMEDIA COMMONS the Carolinas, before unexpectedly turning west and nailing Floridian cities like Tampa, Marco Island and the Florida Keys. Besides Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Jose sits about 50 miles Northeast of Grand Turk Island, according

to USA Today. While Hurricane Jose making landfall in the United States is considered unlikely, “rip currents, beach erosion and rough surf are all possible along the East Coast,” including New Jersey, according to USA Today.

“Until Jose is further along on its loop, the models are likely to have large errors, and we should not take too much comfort (or indulge in too much angst) over a particular set of model runs,” said Jeff Masters, a Weather Underground meteorologist told USA Today. Regardless if Hurricane Jose has a major impact on the Eastern seaboard, the hurricane season is far from over, according to ABC news. While the official hurricane season runs from June to November, the most active months are August, September and October. On Aug. 9, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association announced there was a 60 percent likelihood of an above-normal season, with a prediction of 14-19 named storms in the Atlantic ocean. According to ABC News, the Atlantic ocean is one to two degrees warmer than normal, which is a large contributor to the above-average hurricane activity. “The most important thing right now is that people are prepared,” Bell said to ABC News.

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On hike from coast to coast, author stops at Rutgers Stephen Weiss Associate News Editor

In a time when the nation seems to be at its most divided, one man is on a journey to extinguish social and political fears and promote unity. A little over a month ago, Liam Burnell, the author of Take Courage America, embarked on foot from Maine down the East Coast, aiming to meet and talk to as many people from as many different backgrounds as possible to promote his book. His final destination is Los Angeles. On his pit stop in New Brunswick, The Daily Targum was able to catch him for an interview. “I am worried that Americans are overwhelmed by fear these days and that they’re letting fear guide their behavior and their important decisions, and that’s actually creating more danger,” he said. “I want to try to reassure people that the world is not that dangerous, not that scary. You know, even things that are scary are going to be less dangerous if we confront them with a courageous attitude.” To lead by example, Burnell is walking through even the most dangerous of areas. “Even if I am afraid I’m still going to face it and walk through liberal cities, urban ghettos, rural conservative areas all alike and go meet all those people and find out what they’re like instead of letting the media tell me what they’re like,” he said. In his book, Burnell advocates for a more sustainable culture, which ties into his decision to walk the country rather than drive, he said. He said that for the past 15 years he has been living in off-grid cabins and working on farms, not following current trends in technology. Take Courage America is aimed at a young audience, Burnell said, so walking through New Brunswick has been a good way to connect with students and millennials. “Generally, young people are more open-minded. You expect to be learning still when you’re young,” he said. “A lot of people get their college degree and then figure, ‘Well okay, I’m done. I know what I know and I believe what I believe and I’m not gonna change anymore.’ It takes a major life experience to jar people out of that.” Burnell said that he is shooting for a full-scale cultural change. “Not like I can pull (a full-scale cultural change) off by myself, but I know there are lots of other people working towards the same goals as me and I just have a somewhat unique angle on it,” he said. The book is aimed at young people because while his teachings can benefit people of all ages, the youth still have a whole lifetime ahead of them to grow into these kinds of behaviors, Burnell said. “I am trying to give people the philosophical and emotional tools that they need to build a better culture and a better future,” he said. “A culture based on equality instead of hierarchy and a culture based on ecology and nature rather than one where we fight against nature and run into all sorts of difficulties because of that. Life could be so much easier if we just work with nature and work with each

other instead of fighting against each other.” Burnell said that a major reason he chose to take this journey was the number of people that he noticed were afraid of President Donald J. Trump and his constituency. “I’ve been trying to reassure people that he’s not that powerful and he won’t follow through with a lot of the things he claims he’s going to do,” he said. Burnell is a strong proponent of individual community and neighborhood changes and said that there is no good that can come from pushing an agenda on other people through the government. “I don’t recommend lobbying the government to enact your agenda on the whole society, I think that can only make it more oppressive,” he said. “I think the way to do it is in our own neighborhoods. Make friends with your neighbors, even if they’ve got a bumper sticker from some candidate that you didn’t like and didn’t vote for, meet them anyway in person and work on

community sustainability and self-sufficiency.” Burnell believes that the best way to go about starting the social changes he envisions is by institutionalizing community gardens. “The number one thing is food and growing gardens,” he said. “A thing I talk about a lot in my book is that liberal and conservative people can have a philosophical debate and disagree about everything and get really mad at each other, but they can also work on a garden together and have a good time and produce something that everybody needs while developing a relationship as neighbors.” For Burnell, it does not stop at gardens. He envisions people helping one another with just about anything they need. “We should be working to learn different skills and spread them around in our communities,” he said. Burnell said that as college students, the Rutgers community is in an advantageous spot to spread and embody these ideas.

Liam Burnell, the author of “Take Courage America,” made a pit-stop on campus at Rutgers while journeying from Maine to California on foot. FACEBOOK “A college degree is going to probably result in privilege, you know, earned privilege, and so you might have the opportunity to make more money than people who don’t have a college degree,” he said. “I guess I would just urge people to think of that as a resource for good people and not just for yourself to get a bigger house or fancier car, you know.” Burnell said that at first, his marketing plan for the book was simply to call newspapers, but he

realized that this has not generated a significant number of sales by doing solely that. In turn, he resorted to documenting his journey on social media and gaining a following that way. He can be found on Facebook and on his website, “The world is full of people who will contribute and work really hard,” he said. “So if we can build relationships with those people, then we can all share resources.”

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Clinton-style liberalism fuels nation’s anxiety


anagerial liberalism — also COMMENTARY known as neoliberalism (or “centrism” to those who ascribe to it, ADAM PANISH such as former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton) — is the dominant political ideology of our age. As such, it is at once the hardest to see and the easiest to feel. We cannot get a clear look at it because it is everywhere at once. It leers at us from television screens where securely employed economists rejoice at free trade’s wonders, and it stares down at us from parade floats and billboards where entities whose sole purpose is to extract money from their customers are rebranded as crusaders for social justice. We live every moment of our lives immersed in the world that it has created, leaving more and more of us alienated and paranoid. Anxiety is so common as to serve as a marker of cultural belonging: if you’re not having panic attacks, as the narrative goes, you’re not a young American. Similarly, the word “hustle” — which describes the act of working extra jobs that we must undertake in order to survive as wealth stratification, automation and globalization continually erode our ability to earn a living — has become ubiquitous. We wear our “side hustle” as a badge of honor, both at the behest of companies that stand to profit from such a mindset and perhaps simply in order to rationalize this state of being which would have appeared insane to our ancestors. The idea that it is fashionable to never stop working, to have anxiety — and, if you are a traditionally excluded minority, to ascend the corporate ladder at all costs and in spite of the socially and economically cancerous effects of finance as an institution — is all very new. The idea that we have the ability to choose how we structure our society — namely how much and under what conditions we work — has been judiciously erased from our memories. Here, “managerial” becomes the operative term in managerial liberalism. As a governing philosophy, it prizes order and continuity. It came into vogue in the 1980s and 1990s, just as the political and social landscape aligned with its goals — a historically weak labor movement, limited financial or economic regulation, freedom of movement for global capital, an international arena utterly dominated by the United States and increasing social liberalism. Once in power, it has one goal: To hit the pause button. And so here, cocooned in a neoliberal chrysalis 30 years later, we are seeing the first cracks in the wall. President Donald J. Trump, “Brexit,” Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) — these are not anomalies, but messengers from the outside world. Time is coming un-paused, and self-styled “moderates” are panicking as the first significant political challenges to Western liberalism since the 1970s have begun to emerge. In response, managerial liberals have ramped up the tone and scale of their traditional social cudgels: outrage, shame and alienation. During the debate over political correctness, which raged during the 1990s, social conservatives insisted that efforts to sanitize language of offensive content constituted an authoritarian project which stifled their freedom of speech. Their protests, though clearly motivated by a desire to legitimize the bigotries of their constituents, were perhaps more prophetic than they realized. Today, abetted by the connective possibilities of the internet, a swarm of online intellectuals, bloggers and social media users can destroy a person’s life in a matter of hours. Professors, journalists, media personalities and private individuals alike need only to catch the wrong Twitter user’s eye with a provocative word or forget to voice the proper expression of virtuous social liberalism at a key moment, and the online swarm will hone in and begin their performance of righteous indignation. The swarm need only be large enough — never mind the veracity of their criticisms — and that person will be socially blacklisted. And because companies and universities alike must maintain their image as heroic combatants in the fight for social justice, they must fire that person immediately so as not to risk themselves becoming blacklisted and, subsequently, losing money. This process only contributes to the queasy anxiety of our age. Everybody knows what everybody else is saying, and the rules for who can say what are becoming increasingly stringent. Within the online discourse, dominated as it is by elite liberal activism, those who cannot afford to keep up with these rapidly changing social norms become the enemy by default: a convenient menace for managerial liberalism to rail against, creating the illusion that it seeks to actually change anything. This illusion is sustained by the idea that nobody, particularly those seen as possessing an inherent privilege, could possibly have an excuse for being illiterate. Under a managerial system, economics and government are the domain of “experts” whose advice is invariably “more of the same.” If these experts are right and our economic and political systems need only the most delicate tweaking, it follows that nothing is wrong with them. And so in place of any real program of change, we are left with weekly online show-trials, a generation of wellmeaning political activists duped into securing the interests of the rich and powerful, and an unshakeable sense that catastrophe is always right around the corner. Adam Panish is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in political science and history.



Rutgers gives pillows, money, relief U.’s drive should be first of many efforts to help hurricane victims


Rutgers is providing a strong message of unity ith the oncoming worries and tracking reports of Hurricanes Irma, Hurricane Jose and compassion in a time when it is needed the and Hurricane Katia, it seems as though the most. Although some may think that the victims trauma and devastation of Hurricane Harvey on Texas of a hurricane as dangerous as Hurricane Har vey has been pushed to the background. And although it need more than just pillows, the idea and execumay seem to make sense to tackle these deadly hurri- tion of the relief effort is more declarative than canes as they come forth, it is important to try to make people think. Just as representatives of the drive have explained, efforts to starting healing as soon as they hit. This is “Pillow Project” chose to collect pillows because they exactly what Rutgers has attempted to do. When Hurricane Harvey hit Texas, its 100-mile- represent Rutgers’ concern with not only the safety per-hour winds came down heavily upon the homes of the victims, but of their comfort as well. This initiaof Texas citizens, causing many of them to be left tive is one that well represents the community of students, faculty and administration at Rutgers. When without any home or shelter. The Rutgers community sprung into action and disaster strikes, even states away, the University and its constarted efstituents are forts to help there to help. those who “Rutgers is providing a strong message of unity and “Project were devPillow” is not astatingly compassion in a time when it is needed the most.” just admiaffected by rable for its Hur ricane purpose and H a r v e y. These efforts first began as blood drives and fund- initiative, but for its execution as well. The Univerraisers organized by individual members of the Uni- sity administration was able to pull a team together versity, but this later expanded into the administra- overnight and bring the University together for a greater cause. tion creating “Project Pillow.” Fortunately for Rutgers, it seems as though the ef“Project Pillow” is a relief effort that encourages Rutgers students to donate pillows to the victims of fects of the trio-hurricanes will not bring any immediHurricane Harvey who had been displaced and left ate dangers to it. Just as with the case with Hurricane without a place to rest their head. While pillows were Harvey, the only effects of the hurricanes may come the only items originally being donated, “Project Pil- solely from the news coverage that members of the low” quickly grew into an effort that collected money community will watch. But this should not affect the way Rutgers reaches out. donations as well. Just as the University has done so gallantly with But “Project Pillow” is not the only large-scale relief effort at Rutgers put in place to help hurricane Hurricane Harvey, it is up to its community to provictims — Rutgers Athletics is also helping in their vide once again. “Project Pillow” is more than just a great start, but more can definitely be done. Rutgers own way. Rutgers Athletics has been asking for and collect- must use the same gusto and compassion it showed ing either new or used clothing and shoes from fans to Hurricane Harvey victims for those who have been who have attended the football games so far at High and will be affected by the natural disasters to come. Point Solutions Stadium. The University is also plan- By continuing down this path, Rutgers will show that ning to partner with the University of Houston’s ath- it is not just a university unconnected to the rest of letic department in order to find ways to supply the the world — it is connected, active and ready to lend a helping hand. victims with these items. 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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Republicans use society-oriented attitudes when convenient SIP ON YOUR CHAI NEEHARIKA THURAVIL


s if the country didn’t have enough problems in dealing with incompetence and discrimination within our federal administration, the United States is also currently facing a deadly onslaught of natural disasters. Hurricanes, floods, wildfires and heatwaves are sweeping across the country, but visibly, the most affected regions are in the southern, coastal areas, nearly demolished by the forces of Hurricanes Harvey (Texas) and Irma (Florida, the Caribbean and the Southeastern United States). As more and more Americans lose power, water, shelter and supplies, people from around the country and the world put aside their differences to assist those in need by sending necessary items and personal monetary donations. Large corporations have also jumped in, donating millions of dollars to hurricane relief. Numerous mosques are offering shelter and refuge to those affected by flooding in Houston. Many will argue that this moment in history, where millions of unrelated people come together to help and better society, is beautiful and representative of what it means to be American. Harvey relief funding turned into a political spat instead of being a unanimous

agreement to help victims of a natural tragedy. Lawmakers, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who opposed aid for Hurricane Sandy in 2005, now came forward appealing to Congress for Harvey relief packages. When one’s political ideology and beliefs are in stark contrast to what they’re asking to get done, it’s bound to ruffle some feathers. What is more frustrating is that asking for help from society, in this case, via the national budget, is something that Republicans have held in hard opposition to their platform.

their constituents only to regain their seat of power in 2018. Some may argue that crisis and human suffering may have appealed to the aforementioned lawmakers, but their history presents evidence that argues differently. In July, during the debates over healthcare repeal and reform, Republicans in the Senate backed a bill introduced by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) that essentially stripped the Affordable Care Act (ACA) down to the bare minimum to pass as healthcare legislation. Throughout the

“There was no demonstrated empathy for those who needed affordable public healthcare.” Fiscal conservatives see social help as something akin to freeloading, as though the basis of society depends upon something other than, well, the members of that society themselves. Help for Harvey and Irma comes from members of society who work, pay taxes and fund the national budget from which the aid packages are derived. With the midterm elections coming up, it almost seems as though that the Republican representatives and senators who previously opposed Sandy relief but are currently asking for Harvey relief are doing so for personal benefit — to appear dedicated to the safety and well-being of

numerous talks, amendments and interviews, it was clear that the bill was intended not to benevolently give the American people a “choice” in healthcare. The ACA was reduced to nearly nothing and would increase premiums and make healthcare virtually inaccessible to those of lower economic classes, some of whom belong in the bill sponsors’ constituencies. This wasn’t of any concern to them, clearly, as they proceeded to push and amend the bill until it was finally struck down. There was no demonstrated empathy for those who needed affordable public healthcare. Some lawmakers even chose to skip out on their

town halls altogether in fear of opposition. Back then, reelection was not as much of a matter as it is now. Those standing for reelection are slowly considering the consequences of their lack of concern, and it shows in the harried and rushed way that funding for Harvey and Irma was and is going to be secured. Now, asking for help seems like a spectacular idea. It garners sympathy, it demonstrates emotion and concern and most importantly, it shows constituents that their representatives care about them to some extent, which is paramount to seeming like the people’s candidate in a reelection race and building a credible history in helping the community. Those tracking the actions of these representatives, though, may soon realize that there is a better, more efficient and much more far-reaching way of ensuring that the community is always there to help in times of need — electing candidates whose entire platforms are society-based and involve a public, affordable option of basic necessities such as health, education and minimum wage. Progressivism is the way to go if we want to see constructive action taking place to better our communities, which, in turn, will better us individually. Neeharika Thuravil is a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore majoring in computer science and astrophysics. Her column, “Sip on Your Chai,” runs on alternate Wednesdays.

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Roosterspin stands out with unique menu options, hip decor

Roosterspin, on Albany Street, is the newest restaurant on the Banks this year. The small chain flaunts a unique menu with exceptional fried chicken. JULIA TERRANOVA

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New Brunswick has a new restaurant! Roosterspin just opened at 120 Albany Street (where Shaka used to be). They’re serving a Korean-inspired menu full of small plates, sushi rolls and noodle and rice dishes along with a great beer list. Roosterspin is a small local chain with another location in Westfield, New Jersey. The vibe is very hip and young, with all of the typical “industrial-chic” accents. There’s a lot of distressed metal, funky lightbulbs, cinderblocks and mason jars, but it somehow feels more inviting than most new

restaurants of this style today. Directly in front of the entrance is a beautiful large bar, and tables and booths fill the remaining space. The dim lights and the relaxed music creates the perfect atmosphere for a night out. When I walked in at around 7:30 on a Wednesday night, the place was full of college students, but it was a very relaxed atmosphere. The menu invites sharing, which is what many groups of friends were doing. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu — he helped us choose our main dishes and suggested the best beers that paired well with them. A friend and I shared the delicious Roosterspin fries. The

steak fries were seasoned with rosemary and served with both spicy and regular mayo and tasty “bacon ketchup.” Other appetizer options included steamed or fried buns, tempura cheese curds and tuna tataki. Next time, I’d love to try the fried oyster and cuttlefish, something you don’t usually see on many menus. My friend tried the miso ramen, which wasn’t very exciting. I would recommend getting ramen at one of the other ramen-specific restaurants we have in New Brunswick. I had the Roosterspin’s famous double fried chicken, which comes in either a mild or spicy soy garlic sauce (or half and half). The chicken was very crispy and not too greasy. To achieve this crackling, non-greasy skin, the chicken is fried twice in soybean oil. Whatever magic they perform in the kitchen works because the chicken was great. The regular soy garlic chicken was flavorful, but I preferred the spicy one. It wasn’t crazy spicy, so if extra hot Korean fried chicken is what you’re after, this isn’t it, but it definitely had a little kick. Roosterspin’s menu adds an exciting addition to our New Brunswick restaurant options. It isn’t your standard fare, and the choices will probably satisfy everyone in your friend group — options range from fairly-tame garlic fried rice to more adventurous chicken gizzards. Most dishes at Roosterspin fall between the $10 and $20 range, making it a more affordable option to grab a slightly nicer dinner with friends, or a casual yet classy date spot.

Panera Bread took the place of Au Bon Pain this summer. Many students like the change and find the food from the two chains comparable. JEFFREY GOMEZ / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR

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Along with the fresh, new dining hall sit-in and take-out options, the College Avenue campus recently brought another eatery to the table: Panera Bread. The new eatery took the place of Au Bon Pain (affectionately nicknamed ABP), which was right next to the Rutgers Student Center for years. The Rutgers student population voiced an overwhelmingly positive attitude toward this change.

Although the two facilities provide similar tastes, options and atmospheres, Panera Bread seems to have truly won over the hearts of the students. “I think that it was a good decision for Rutgers to replace Au Bon Pain with Panera because Panera has always been a more popular place for the students of our age group,” said Payal Parekh, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. “I personally love their food a lot more due to their fresh quality and taste.” Au Bon Pain offered a variety of sandwiches, salads, soups and breakfast items, though it only had slight differences in the menu compared to Panera Bread. ABP bakery offered a wider selection of pastries, including croissants, bagels, muffins, scones, tarts, cookies, danishes, cupcakes, brownies, cakes and rolls, but it had very similar options to Panera. With not much to differ, Panera Bread has risen above, proving to be the more favorable, especially for those who live on the College Avenue campus. Michelle Ciepiela, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said that Panera is more likely to succeed on campus. “It has more locations. It’s widely spread and known well,” she said. “Panera grew to have a bigger name in the past couple years.” Even Panera has its downsides, Ciepiela said, especially when it comes to price because certain Panera items can be more expensive than their ABP counterparts. Although Au Bon Pain will live on in the hearts of Rutgers students, it’s time to accept that the first-years of today’s age will know and love Panera as the new place to go to when Brower’s infinite cereal options get old.


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Page 9 Eugenia Last

Happy Birthday: Work with the system, not against it. Take care of problems concerning parents or matters that can affect your health, home or reputation. Prepare to make adjustments to the way you live that will help alleviate any stress and tension that have been plaguing you. Let go of the past so that you can move forward. Your numbers are 5, 17, 21, 23, 29, 38, 47. ARIES (March 21-April 19): Partnerships should be handled with care. What appears to be an opportunity may also require you to take on added responsibilities that are difficult to fit into your schedule. Don’t make an impulsive decision. 2 stars

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TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Rely on past experiences when someone asks for help. Offering solutions is one thing, but paying for someone’s mistake is another. Be thoughtful, but don’t let anyone take advantage of you. Attend a reunion or reconnect with an old friend. 4 stars GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Redo your resume or clear a space at home conducive to developing a skill or learning about new techniques or technology. Making upgrades will lead to a new opportunity. What you do will have a greater impact than what you say. 3 stars CANCER (June 21-July 22): Underlying problems will surface if you or someone you are close to withholds information. Dealing with institutions will be a slow process. Make sure your personal documents are in order and allow ample time to reach your goals. 3 stars

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LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Make changes that will bring about new beginnings or opportunities. Make adjustments to build greater confidence and secure your future. Someone with more experience than you will be more helpful than anticipated. Romance is highlighted. 5 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Limit your spending and focus on your work and how best to earn more. A career change or finding a way to lower your overhead will give you greater freedom to express and follow through with your goals. Take care of health issues promptly. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Reconnecting with someone from your past will lead to emotional uncertainty. It’s best to be open regarding your feelings and intentions. Expect someone to be misleading or withhold important information. Arguments will not help solve problems. 3 stars CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Business trips or educational pursuits will give you plenty to think about. Don’t feel like you have to make a quick decision. An emotional situation involving personal health and finances should be addressed. Don’t reveal personal information to your colleagues. 3 stars AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Plan to have some fun with the ones you love and a romantic evening with your favorite squeeze. A makeover, new hairstyle or trendy outfit will meet with approval and plenty of compliments. Physical fitness should be a priority. 5 stars PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): A willingness to listen will buy you the time to think matters through. Talking to someone you love and trust will help clear your head. Don’t panic or react in haste. You’ll find it much easier to deal with dilemmas tomorrow. 2 stars

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is a dangerous path to follow. Rutgers should have done away Eastern Michigan fairly easBolin regressed from 1st game, going 17-37 with ily, but it struggled mightily not for 198 yards against Eastern Michigan only in a few stretches but the entire game. Bolin’s readiness, when Morfrom its own 7-yard line, only for gan State arrives, all depends continued from back an interception on a telegraphed on his mental toughness followWhile there were bright spots pass intended for Jawuan Harris ing such a glaring loss, one that — like Bolin’s urgency and suc- to bring the game all the way back the Bears will be ripe to exploit on Saturday. cess in moving up the field from a to within the Rutgers 10. And despite an outstanding Yet, Bolin is captain. He was deep field position late in the fourth quarter despite the outcome — the showing by the defensive line, named captain after just a few blocking a field goal to keep East- months apart of this program and dim takeaways are heavier. Bolin amassed a 17-37 clip, ern Michigan within field goal has asserted himself as the undisthrowing for 198 yards — the range itself, a late penalty by fifth- puted number one at the quartermajority coming in the final year senior right guard and cap- back position. Quarterbacks need to be able two drives thanks in large part tain Dorian Miller and a sack on to take all of the to fifth-year hits — the mensenior wide receiver Janar“Kyle is a mature guy ... He watched the film and just tal ones too. Above all ion Grant like, you know, a real guy would do, when it’s over, you else, Ash has — and his lauded Bolin’s urgency late didn’t play very well, you own it.” m a t u r i t y in the game throughout was forced by chris ash all of this and missed chanchead Coach does not seces early on, ond guess his which he feels bouncing back caused him to make the mistakes he did that the last play saw the Knights drop from a rough performance. “Kyle is a mature guy ... He led to the Scarlet Knights’ col- another opportunity that could have salvaged one of the worst watched the film and just like, you lapse down the stretch. “I may have missed a few losses they have had since Ash know, a real guy would do, when it’s over, you didn’t play very well, throws out there early in the took over. “I feel like we left some plays you own it,” he said. “That’s what game, so we were really stressing to get the ball out there,” out on the field the whole entire I like about Kyle. If he didn’t hangame,” Bolin said. “There’s plenty dle it that way, I’d be concerned, Bolin said. Within the last six minutes of of opportunities that we could’ve but that’s not the way he handled the game, the Rutgers offense scored or put points on the board it. He knows it and he knows he’s found itself within the 40-yard throughout the game that we got to play better.” line, unable to muster up even a missed out on.” To assume Bolin — or the enFor updates on the Rutgers footfield goal to lock the score at 16. It was that urgency that sent tire team, for that matter — will ball team, follow @jon_spilletti and Bolin and company up the field play better against Morgan State @TargumSports on Twitter.

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improvement Rutgers hopes to build on 2nd-place finish at Lehigh Invitational in previous week continued from back losing by over 30 points to the now-incumbent champion Rams. The team licked its wounds for several weeks and hoped for a stronger finish at the Big Ten Championships in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The young Knights gave a valiant effort, but ultimately ended with a whopping team overall score of 439. In stark contrast, the new champion Michigan scored a stunning 63 team points. Rutgers would then finish out its season at the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Mid-Atlantic Regional with an uneventful 23rd overall team placement. But not all is doom and gloom for this budding team. In 2017, there is hope yet for these Knights. The team has already made significant headway after just its first meet, the Lehigh Invitational, where it placed second overall — a feat the team had not achieved all last season. One of the bright spots on the roster is sophomore Nadia Saponara, who hopes to become a mainstay in the 2017 campaign. The second-year runner was thoroughly impressed with her team’s performance at Lehigh.

“It was our first meet. It was a way to feel out the course which is where we’re going to race at the NCAA Regionals. I was not expecting it to go so well,” Saponara said. “Towards the end, another girl and I started racing each other and pushing each other, and we crossed the line virtually at the same time.” Saponara was referencing freshman Olympia Martin, who placed just ahead of the sophomore in the six-kilometer race. Though Saponara acknowledged that Rutgers will face even fiercer competition down the stretch, she is confident the team is ready to step up in 2017. She continued to praise new blood on the roster like Martin, who she hopes will continue to force Rutgers to make that transitional leap this season. “We have a lot of new freshman recruits, which I think is really going to help make our team a lot stronger. A lot of returning athletes are performing better than they were at this time last year,” she said. “Our team as a whole is going to be elevated. It’s really going to help pushing each other this season. I’m excited to see how we come together as a team.” For updates on the Rutgers women’s track and field team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

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Bolin learns from mistakes in EMU loss Jon Spilletti Sports Editor

After finishing on a 24-34 line with 178 passing yards in his first game for the Rutgers football team — with two touchdowns to boot — graduate-transfer quarterback and freshly minted captain Kyle Bolin looked reasonably sharp after taking the starting job from Giovanni Rescigno out of summer camp. That was week one against a Washington defense that piled on the pressure, especially later on, drawing two interceptions, one of which led to a score. One would assume — and many did — that Bolin would have his way against Eastern Michigan, a Mid-American Conference (MAC) team that had never beaten a Big Ten team in its history. In fact, one would assume the entire team would perform better against the Eagles, but Saturday’s showing proved drastically otherwise. And Bolin was not immune. “He took more shots and got hit more in this game than he had the Washington game,” said head coach Chris Ash. “He’s got to get used to that. It hasn’t happened to him in a while. Probably forced some throws and made some decisions that he’d like to take back.” Graduate-transfer quarterback Kyle Bolin did not have a great game in a 16-13 loss to Eastern Michigan, going 17-37 for just 198 yards. He also threw two interceptions, one of which came on a pivotal late drive. JEFFREY GOMEZ / ASSOCIATE PHOTO EDITOR / SEPTEMBER 2017

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RU shows stark improvement from last year Kevin Stapleton Staff Writer

The Rutgers women’s cross country team has a short, yet challenging schedule laid out for the remainder of the fall 2017 campaign. With only three appearances left before the Big Ten Championships in late October, the Scarlet Knights will look to make their mark early and remain competitive in a heated conference full of talent. In 2016, Rutgers experienced mixed results as the season progressed. The team placed twice in the top-10 in the first two meets of the season, but were then brought back to earth at the end of September when it faced Big Ten competition at the Griak Invitational. The Knights placed 32nd overall behind a plethora of serious competitors, including in-conference athletes from Michigan, Penn State and Michigan State — all teams who would place top-5 overall at the Falcon Heights, Minnesota meet. In October, Rutgers traveled to Fordham to defend its 2015 team title at the Metropolitan Indoor Championships. Despite having a mostly healthy roster, the Knights finished third overall in the Bronx, Head coach James Robinson wants his team to build upon its second-place finish at the Lehigh Invitational, a welcome sight after a season with a few disappointing finishes, including at the Big Ten Championships. THE DAILY TARGUM / JANUARY 2016 MLB SCORES

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