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Rutgers starts process to create master plan for U. framework

Rutgers has initiated the process to create a physical master plan for the framework of the University. One of the ways it is doing so is with a survey that students can take at masterplan.rutgers.edu, where they can list favored bus patterns, where they socialize and comment on certain aspects at the University. SCREENSHOT MASTERPLAN.RUTGERS.EDU

By Skylar Allen Frederick Managing Editor and Acting Editor-in-Chief

According to Antonio Calcado, vice president of University Facilities and Capital Planning, Rutgers belongs to the students, not the administrators. “We want to look very closely at the student experience at Rutgers,” Calcado said. “We want to find ways to improve that experience for all students. We’re looking forward to really making improvements and moving us forward as a premiere research institution.”

In conjunction with its strategic plan, Rutgers has officially initiated the process to create the next physical master plan, which provides the framework for how the University operates, he said. “The physical master plan really looks at how we grow the University, where we best put our resources in order to be able to support the Strategic Plan,” he said. The master plan is a living document that ultimately needs approval by the Board of Governors, he said. This new plan is scheduled to be presented to the board in June 2014.

“So that’s how we move forward. That’s how we plan buildings. That’s how we plan transportation systems. That’s how we determine where student services will be,” Calcado said. “It all works kind of in conjunction, but it is a living document. It’s not meant to be done and then put on a shelf, and no one ever looks at it again.” The last master plan, created in 2003, provided suggestions for how Rutgers would construct several new buildings over the last 10 years, said Frank Wong, executive director of University Facilities Planning and Development.

“For example, the citing of the Institute for Food, Nutrition and Health is consistent with that older plan,” Wong said. “A fair amount of the development on the Livingston campus is consistent with that and a lot of construction on Busch as well.” The Camden and Newark campuses are also included in the master plan, Calcado said. “Each campus has its own nuance, but we are one University. … We recognize the differences between the campuses, but we’re still one University,” he said.

Calcado said everything happening in regards to data collection, forums and town halls is scheduled to also occur in Camden and Newark. In order to get students’ feedback to help create the master plan, the University’s consulting firm, Sasaki Associates, developed a survey for students, Wong said. “It’s Sasaki’s proprietary software. We asked them to really bulk it up and enhance it because it’s never been rolled out to a university of this size and scale, so it’s very Rutgers specific,” Wong said. “It’s See PLAN on Page 5

Barchi receives bonus, Students discuss study abroad trips donates it to University By Jessica Herring Contributing Writer

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The Rutgers Board of Governors’ executive committee awarded University President Rober t L. Barchi a $90,000 bonus that he plans to donate back to the school, according to nj.com. After a closed-door performance review last week, the committee reviewed goals set for the president as well as Barchi’s self-evaluation form, and decided to give him the bonus on top of his $650,000 annual base salar y. The bonus was just shy of the maximum $97,500 in annual incentive compensation Barchi is eligible for under his contract, according to the ar ticle.

Gerald Har vey, chairman of the BOG, applauded Barchi in a letter informing him of the bonus last Monday. “We are delighted with the progress Rutgers has seen this past year, and we thank you for your dedication and leadership,” he wrote. Two days later, Barchi responded with a thank you to the committee and an announcement that he and his wife, plan to donate the bonus to help Rutgers students pay for tuition. “Given that we are currently in a year of fiscal restraint and that we are asking our faculty, students and staf f to do more with less, Francis and I intend to gift the net proceeds of this incentive compensation to Rutgers,” Barchi wrote to the board.

Stephanie Patterson, a Richard Stockton College of New Jersey senior, had the opportunity to experience an onsen, a public bath around hot springs in Japan. She owes her experience to studying in an international school in Japan for 11 months. Like Patterson, many students are provided the opportunity to study abroad, which allows them to travel to a country other than their own and learn about its culture, education and communication. College students met Saturday for the New Jersey Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. A panel of six students — each from a different college or university — shared details about traveling internationally with other students and faculty. The events at the conference included student panel discussions,

an international resource fair for current and graduating students and workshops run by study abroad professionals from New Jersey Partnership for Study Abroad, according to a news release. NJPSA is an organization for officials within the study abroad and international education field to discuss experiences and form connections with study abroad students who attend college in New Jersey, said Christopher Lytle, assistant director for the Rutgers Study Abroad program. Lytle said he did not study abroad while in college. But, after graduating, he taught English in Japan for four years, which inspired his interest in international education. “When students study abroad, they not only are in a new setting and learn new languages but also gain a different perspective on life,” Lytle said. Lauren Winogron, senior program manager for the program, studied abroad in South

India for four months as an undergraduate student. “Being there, meeting people, I had such a positive experience. It completely changed who I am,” Winogron said. “I encourage students to talk about their experiences while studying abroad.” Rutgers Center for Global Education is an organization that helps University students travel to different countries and develop important skills they can use towards their major, Winogron said. This organization is a part of the Centers for Global Advancement and International Affairs, he said. It works toward having Rutgers students travel abroad and learn about new cultures. “GAIA benefits students by providing them a global background,” Winogron said. “The organization benefits by having students expressing themselves and sharing their unique experiences.”

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The Tyler Clementi Center and the Center for Social Justice Education presents a screening of the film “Matt Shepard is a Friend of Mine” at 7:30 p.m. in the Livingston Student Center. The screening commemorates the 15th anniversary of the murder of Matt Shepard and will feature an after-show discussion with director Michele Josue and University alumna Beth Loffreda. Admission is free.

Thursday, Oct. 17

The Rutgers Film Co-op, the New Jersey Media Arts Center and the Rutgers University Program in Cinema Studies presents a showcase of American experimental films from the 1960s to 1990s at 6 p.m. in the Ruth Adams Building on Douglass campus. Admission is $10 for the general public and $9 for students and senior citizens.

Sunday, Oct. 20

Rutgers Recreation hosts the Fall Co-Rec Softball Tournament at 10 a.m. at University Park Fields on Busch campus. Teams must have a minimum of three female participants. Registration is $10. To register, visit imleagues.com/rutgers.

METRO CALENDAR Wednesday, Oct. 16

The Stress Factor y Comedy Club at 90 Church St. hosts an openmic night at 8 p.m. Admission is $5 plus a two-drink minimum, and interested performers must bring at least five friends. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 19

The Beijing Symphony Orchestra performs at 8 p.m. at the New Jersey State Theatre at 15 Livingston Ave. Tickets range from $35 to $70. For more information, go to statetheatrenj.org.

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U. CAPS, HOPE release suicide prevention app By Connie Capone Contributing Writer

Rutgers has used the growing smartphone market to produce a suicide prevention app that can immediately connect students to help. Students can now download an app called Just in Case. The app targets patterns of behavior associated with people at risk and provides access to all of the mental health and safety resources on campus, as well as local and national hotlines. Mary Kelly, lead psychologist with Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services, and Francesca Maresca, director of Health Outreach, Promotion and Education, launched the app. Both CAPS and H.O.P.E. are a part of Rutgers Health Services. Together, Kelly and Maresca are co-chairs of the Rutgers University Community Approaches to Suicide Prevention Working Group. Maresca said she spent the summer working with eReadia, the developers of the app, giving them University-specific information so they could implement it this semester. “Any university can purchase the Just in Case app and it gets tailored to their university,” Maresca said. “It was created so that it would be an easy resource that students, faculty, and staff could have on their phone or tablet, and at the touch of a button they can access resources.” According to its website, eReadia introduced the app to various universities, including

Montclair State University and Miami University. Tabs featured in the app, including “I can’t cope” and “I’m worried about a friend,” directly link the user to a plan of action while identifying particular behaviors to look out for, according to a news release from eReadia. “It’s basically saying if you’re feeling any of this or if you see

“Twenty years ago we thought a hot-line where you could talk to someone was amazing. But we also know that as technology evolves we have to evolve with it.” Francesca Maresca Director of Health Outreach, Promotion and Education

yourself in this list, the best thing for you to do is to get in touch with somebody and talk to them, especially a mental health care provider,” Maresca said. In a recent interview with Rutgers Today, Kelly said she related to the problems associated with being the intermediary in someone’s path to help. When it comes to knowing what to say or where to send someone for help, students are unsure. Overwhelmingly, that fear is what prevents people from reaching out to those who are visibly depressed, Kelly said.

REBUILDING HOPE Habitat for Humanity for Monmouth County teamed up with the Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2013 to build new houses in Union Beach, NJ. Former President Jimmy Carter was present. MARIELLE SUMERGIDO / SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR

Maresca said college students are at a unique place in life, making them more vulnerable. According to a USA Today article, 44 percent of college students report depression symptoms, while 75 percent of college students do not seek help for mental health issues. “We know that some people are hesitant to ask for help, for a variety of reasons, so the easier we make it, the better off everyone is,” Maresca said. Researchers at Northwestern University took the idea of combining self-help and technology a step further to produce an app that detects behavioral patterns and recommends help, according to the Northwestern Department of Preventive Medicine website. This application, called Mobilyze, works as a pocket therapist, according to the website. David Mohr, professor in Preventive Medicine at Northwestern, told CBS that researchers are trying to develop individual algorithms for each user that can determine specific states in their mental health based on their activity and their mood. Maresca said the program will willingly implement intervention or resources they feel will connect people to assistance. “Twenty years ago we thought a hot-line where you could talk to someone was amazing. But we also know that as technology evolves we have to evolve with it,” Maresca said. “We want to connect students to the appropriate resources.”

Rutgers’ Counseling, Alcohol and Other Drug Assistance Program and Psychiatric Services, and Health Outreach, Promotion and Education collaborated to create Just in Case, an app acting as a suicide prevention hotline for students. SCREENSHOT OF RUTGERS JUST IN CASE WEBSITE

Use of the program is anonymous as the app itself, working as a conduit between student and mental health care provider, Maresca said. With all of the stress in college the app is just a reminder that there are options,

regardless of whether or not someone uses them, said Kira Loh, a School of Ar ts and Sciences first-year. “It’s less intimidating than going out and finding help when you don’t really know where to start,” Loh said.


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STUDENTS Wilson says she experienced closeness with people in South Korea during her trip continued from front

CGE offers Rutgers students international study programs for a year, a semester or even a summer, Winogron said. The study program is individualized to the student where one can take regular classes or participate in an internship. Other opportunities to get involved at the University include the International Buddy Program and Global Ambassadors, Winogron said. The International Buddy program pairs students with incoming international students. Rutgers students advise international students, tell them about life in New Brunswick and show them around the campuses, L ytle said. Global Ambassadors is a program for students who previously studied abroad and want to share their experiences with others.

“The students who studied abroad advise students on important information about classes, living with a host family and life in a certain country,” he said. Arlena Wilson, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said she went to South Korea in the spring of 2013. Wilson said the study abroad experience has made her more sensitive to cultural differences, and she has learned more about herself as a person. She said she experienced closeness with the people in South Korea, whether it be eating meals or traveling from one place to another. “People eat in groups and share their food with each other. I miss not being able to go outside and just go places,” Wilson said. “I would definitely recommend studying abroad. Do not be afraid to step out and communicate with other people.”

The Rutgers Study Abroad Office, located at 102 College Ave., hosted the New Jersey Study Abroad Re-Entry Conference Saturday at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. LUOYE WONG

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PLAN Survey analyzes students’ daily activities in terms of when students travel, attend classes, dine continued from front

ing it more advanced than a typical the first time it’s been used in this online survey. sculpt and manner.” In addition to the student surThe survey’s purpose is to help vey, faculty members have the the University Planning team unopportunity to take the adjacency derstand how Rutgers operates survey, which is geared toward and how it needs to be organized. learning about their current and “This is critically important,” possible needs, Wong said. Calcado said. “We really need to “We’re basically asking individcollect information from students. ual faculty members to identify We need to understand what it is what other faculty they do colthey do at the University on a dailaborations with,” he said. “They ly basis, what they like, what they collaborate and do research with don’t like, what impediments, people in other disciplines, and we what makes life difficult for them, wanted to find what slows out which peothem down.” ple each faculty The survey is built to analyze “I want to see us be as op- person does a lot students’ dai- erationally efficient as we of collaboration ly activities in possibly can be so that the with and kind of map onto a camterms of where and when stu- student experience at Rut- pus map where dents travel, gers is greatly enhanced.” those linkages are strongest.” attend classes, Antonio Calcado Wong said dine, socialize and study, Wong Vice President of University Facilities and this information Capital Planning could be used said. The surto either build vey asks them stronger conto provide comnections among certain departments on the conditions of on-camments or even to physically locate pus facilities. faculty members’ offices closer to From this, planners can develop their departments. a clear understanding of the arOnce the survey responses are eas of students’ concerns and put collected, the Office of University this information together on a list. Facilities and Capital Planning will Wong said they think the survey take the results a few steps further. is an effective way to gather infor“We’re going to present the mation from students because it is results,” Calcado said. “We’re interactive and tech-based, mak-

Rutgers has created a survey to help create a framework for its master plan. The survey allows students to list information such as how often Rutgers’ buses cause delays for attending class on time. SCREENSHOT FROM MASTERPLAN.RUTGERS.EDU going to validate the results in town halls and in different forums and in different venues, and we’ll do that after the beginning of the spring semester, probably somewhere in February.” Calcado wants complete engagement from the entire University on this survey. “This is a really important initiative,” he said. “It affects the path of the University for a long time to come, so it’s critical for us and for the University to make sure that we have a clear vision of how we get to where we want to go.” Kerri Willson, director of student involvement for Rutgers Student Life, said the struggle to find space on campus for student organizations is a concern. “Whether that be large programming space that can accommodate more than 500 students or even re-

hearsal space, we are really struggling in terms of identifying space for where our performing arts groups can rehearse,” Willson said She said Rutgers was originally designed to cater to four different campuses: Rutgers College, Livingston College, Cook College and Douglass College. For example, students enrolled in Rutgers College would take classes on the College Avenue campus. “In 2007, with the transformation of undergraduate education and the affiliation of these colleges going away — that has changed significantly how our students are utilizing the campus and the staff to a great extent,” she said. When the University hired Willson in 2004, she was hired as a Rutgers College staff member. At the time, she rarely left the College Avenue campus, but now she works

for the entire University and has staff on each campus. “So how we travel through campus buildings and resources we’re using have changed significantly, and I think this is such a unique interactive tool that’s going to help the University,” Willson said. Calcado said within the next 10 years, he would like to see a change in the ever yday life of the students. “I want to see us be as operationally efficient as we possibly can be so that the student experience at Rutgers is greatly enhanced.” The sur vey can be found at masterplan.rutgers.edu and participants are automatically entered to win one of five Apple iPads and 50 $10 Starbucks gift cards, Calcado said. The sur vey can be taken until the end of November.


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Researcher wins grant to study anti-cancer compound By Andrew Rodriguez Staff Writer

The National Institute of Health awarded a Rutgers researcher $794,790 to study an anti-cancer compound that prevents the unlimited replication of cancer cells. Dr. Darren Carpizo, a surgical oncologist at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was given the grant to continue research on this compound. According to the U.S. National Librar y of Medicine website, the compound NSC319726 restores reproduction control to the protein that gene p53 produces. Normally, the protein tells cells when to stop replicating, but the cancer-causing mutation prevents that stopping signal, Carpizo said. “Changes develop in certain genes that allow cells in your body to grow uncontrollably,” he said. This changes gene coding, causing mutations that result in cancerous cells. The gene responsible for the proper production of protein p53 is the most commonly mutated gene in human cancer, he said. This mutation benefits cancer cells by promoting unlimited reproduction, resulting in a tumor. Once a cell loses function of p53’s protein, it leads to a number of secondar y processes that induces cancer and causes cells to divide uncontrollably, Carpi-

zo said. The goal is to restore the function of p53 in tumors. “Many people who do not have cancer probably have developed a cancer in their body by the time they reach an older age,” he said. They never clinically get cancer because the cells that become cancer cells still have the normal functions of the p53 gene.

“There are probably two or three hundred genes that have been verified to be important to the development of a cancer cell.” Dr. Darren Carpizo Surgical Oncologist at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The process in which a normal cell becomes a cancer cell is a microcosm of natural selection, he said. If a cell has the wrong combination of mutations, then that cell has less of a chance of being cancerous. If a cell does not acquire a mutation of p53, leaving p53 fully functional, then it likely will not sur vive, he said. The p53 gene ser ves as a guardian of the DNA to prevent further mutations that could cause cancer. “There are probably two or three hundred genes that have

been verified to be important to the development of a cancer cell,” he said. “Two or three hundred out of 25,000.” There are two types of mutations in p53 ­­— one in which the corresponding protein is not made at all and another in which the protein is made defectively, he said. In a majority of mutations, the latter occurs, he said. The cell loses the function of p53 and reproduces uncontrollably. “We’ve discovered a drug in our laborator y that will take these defective proteins and make them work again,” he said. “The discover y of p53 reactivation led to this grant.” They are studying two main pieces of information: how the protein reactivates and how to evaluate the compound in terms of its potential to become a clinical drug. “There are some that believe that even if the proteins are defective. They have other purposes inside the cell,” he said. The other properties of the defective proteins that are beneficial to cancer cells are not yet known, but are being researched, he said. Mutations are believed to be manually selected during the process of transformation from a normal cell to a cancer cell. “It is completely possible that the defective protein battle to promote the life of the cancer cells,” he said. “These defective proteins are definitely advanta-

Dr. Darren Carpizo, a surgical oncologist at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, was given a grant to continue his research on an anti-cancer compound. COURTESY OF NEWSWISE.COM geous for them for more than just reproduction.” The p53 gene is one of the most important genes related to the development of cancer, he said. It has been considered this way for almost 30 years now. He believes compounds that thwart cancer cells and leave normal cells undisturbed, such as NSC319726, will define

the next generation of anti-cancer drugs. According to the publication in Nature magazine, the compound has been successfully tested in mice. Further research needs to be done to be able to make a human-friendly drug. “There are large international projects now to sequence peoples’ DNA in their tumors,” he said.


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Molecule discovery may help lower influenza-related deaths By Ingrid J. Paredes Staff Writer

Last year’s flu season produced higher rates of hospitalization and more influenza-related deaths than recent years, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The discovery of a new molecule by a team of Rutgers and University of Rochester researchers, though, may help lower those numbers within the next decade. The molecule targets a protein in the influenza A virus, stopping the flu virus from replicating in cell cultures, said Joseph Bauman, a research associate at the Center of Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. According to the CDC, influenza A is responsible for the swine and bird flus. It was the dominant flu in the U.S. between 2012 and 2013. The development of resistance to the drugs is always an issue, according to the center, despite the fact that four drugs combatting influenza A currently exist on the market. Last flu season, the center reported the outbreak of a new

variant of the virus, H3N2. The new virus infected four people from the state of Indiana in one week. But the new molecule avoids the resistance to the popular drug Tamiflu, Bauman said. It will provide future victims with a potential alternative for treatment. The team’s work began with high-resolution images of the targeted protein produced by Bauman and Kalyan Das, a research professor at the Center of Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine. Bauman said he and post-doctoral fellow Dishaben Patel then used fragment screening to develop the molecule. Bauman said he and Patel screened 800 molecular fragments to design the molecule. Once they developed the molecule’s structure, Bauman said the team collaborated with Edmond LaVoie, chair of medicinal chemistry in the Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy, to increase the molecule’s potency. With LaVoie’s help, the team increased the potency by over 1000 times, Patel said.

“It’s a lot like legos,” Patel said. “We are basically building the molecule.” Once the molecule was designed, Patel said a University of Rochester virologist Luis Martinez-Sobrido tested and found the molecule’s antiviral activity on the cell cultures.

“Academia is finally reaching the level of [the] industry.” Dishaben Patel Post-doctoral Fellow at the Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine

Patel said the team published their discovery in the American Chemical Society’s Chemical Biology journal last August. Bauman said the team now prepares for testing the molecule’s antiviral activity on animals. He said within the next two to three years, the molecule would be ready for clinical trials. “Usually, drugs take five to seven years to reach clinical

testing. Our method is super efficient,” he said. The team’s method has roots in the structural-based drug design used to create Edurant, an anti-HIV drug developed by Edward Arnold, a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, roughly 15 years ago, Bauman said. In an interview with Rutgers Today, Arnold said universities and pharmaceutical companies attempted the approach almost 20 years ago, but at the time, the technology could not produce high-resolution images of the targeted influenza protein. Still, he said the pharmaceutical company Merck used the method to develop a successful anti-HIVs drug. He said while the team is in an early stage of production, the class of molecules they have discovered has all the right characteristics for developing an effective drug. “We’re optimistic,” he said. Bauman said now, the team only takes a single day to determine the structure of the molecule they need.

“It’s a very logical, fast approach,” he said. One of the team’s bigger issues is funding, he said. Most of the team’s previous funding came from Rutgers, but it has little left. In hopes of securing funding faster, Bauman, Arnold, LaVoie and Gregory Mario, the CEO of TAXIS Pharmaceuticals, have started a company dedicated to anti-flu research. He said the start-up company, Prodaptics Pharmaceuticals, is still a virtual company, but it will hopefully help bring the drug to the market within the next six to eight years. The idea of funding a project this way is recent, Bauman said, but not unheard of. Research groups at universities are becoming more resourceful and independent of industry. Patel said as financial drawbacks of working in academia are disappearing, business incentives for conducting research are on the rise. “Academia is finally reaching the level of [the] industry,” she said.


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ou’re in school reading this editorial right ordered to have all their noses and ears cut off to be now because our university doesn’t acknowl- made examples for for the rest of the natives. When edge Columbus Day and give us all a day off they decided to fight back, Columbus used it as an excuse to annihilate them. from classes. It’s clear that this isn’t a historical figure that we Before we dive into this editorial, we just want to underscore this point: We totally, fervently and whole- should particularly be celebrating… especially not in heartedly support a day off from classes when there’s the same light as Martin Luther King, Jr., who also has a federal holiday, and wish that the University would a federal holiday in his honor. The only way we can simply oblige our fantasies. We’re still going to class explain it is that every culture seems to want its own when even the federal government is closed (even hero. In America’s case, we focused on a presumed though, you know, they’ve already been closed for like “discoverer” of our land, who actually is one of the 14 days already.) Any reason we can get to take a break many historical products of the most racist and domfrom the stress of exams and assignments is fine by us. inant power structure that the world has ever seen. We would totally love a day off, but we think that However, the University’s lack of acknowledgement of Columbus Day can almost be commendable. day off would best be served in educating ourselves about the real history of our Honestly, no one should accountry’s foundation — not knowledge this federal holthe children’s story taught iday. We should really just “The Americas weren’t to us in elementary school turn it into “Native Ameri‘discovered’ — they were about a humble Italian excan Genocide Commemoration Day” or “Colonialism inhabited by Native Americans for plorer with a dream and three tiny boats. Enough Education Day.” We’ll exthousands of years prior.” with the fables. plain why. Schools should really This whole fairy tale improve their history curabout Columbus and the discovery of America and thinking the world was riculums to be more accurate and encompassing of flat and blah blah blah is all bull and covering up the the full story. We as Americans should use this opsubversive treatment of another population that our portunity to relearn the impact, dangers and horrific country was founded on. No one thought the world results of colonialism both past and present. It’s still a was flat. The Americas weren’t “discovered” — they pressing threat to our global livelihood today. We all need a historical figure to represent our were inhabited by Native Americans for thousands of years prior. Columbus wanted to find another trade country and take pride in — and in this case, it should route and his eyes sparkled at that the sight of all the not be about Christopher Columbus, but rather about the opportunity we have to learn and evolve from misgold he encountered here. When he came back with a fleet of more white set- takes of the past. It is only when we fervently educate tlers, he tried to subjugate the native men to serve ourselves about our history that we can prevent it his brethren and submit the native women to the set- from repeating. We shouldn’t be so easily distracted tlers’ sexual exploits. When they refused, Columbus with turkey. The Daily Targum’s editorials represent the views of the majority of the 145th editorial board. Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily reflect the views of the Targum Publishing Company or its staff.

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Why our humanity does not hinge on watching the news THE DETOUR SABRI RAFI

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lancing across the daily news headlines in its dark crimson font and jagged lines often feels like scavenging through a graveyard. Stories about the deaths of innocent civilians, depressing economic casualties and the bleakness of the future loom over readers’ shoulders as optimism soon becomes a delicacy that is seldom heard or seen. So is it any surprise that when confronted with a choice between catching up with the latest of episode of “Breaking Bad” or watching Wolf Blitzer ramble on, we choose to put issues such as Syria in the backseat of our mind? Every time I hear the loss of a life on the news, it wears down my senses, numbing the effect of the loss until it becomes just another causality. It’s not possible to count the number of human lives reported dead on the news or even worse, how quickly we change the channel. Do our souls truly become more intoxicated with sickness at the death of innocent civilians or at Miley Cyrus’ attempt at twerking? Do our thoughts revolve around the betterment of the defenseless or the installation of the iOS7? While we would all love to happily agree that the former choices take prece-

dence, sometimes our priorities become just one huge blurred line that leaves us dazed at what truly is “breaking news.” While we must always question our dedication to keeping up with current events of society, responsibility does not fall squarely on the shoulders of the American public. It is unfair to blame the majority of the public with the retention with these excruciating details, when information outlets do not hold themselves to the same golden standard.

suits, not dissimilar from a reality television show. The only winning side is the one that drowns out the other side by spitting out non-sequential phrases faster than Busta Rhymes. Soon, they become no different from your typical tabloid magazine — pure entertainment. So in an entertainment competition between CNN and “Breaking Bad,” is it any surprise that the public cares more about the fate of Walter White and Jesse Pinkman? I am deeply sorr y Newt Ging-

“While I am not advocating using these as excuses for ignorance on issues that concern national matters, we as a society must acknowledge that the answer to our problems is broader than simply saying that all Americans are lazy and unpatriotic creatures.” Recently, CNN has decided to re-air its supposed ratings demon, “Crossfire,” a show that pits the ideological extremes of the nation’s parties in gladiatorial format with clearly biased moderators. Ever y single news network has its own variation of this, as meaningless debate shows are generally how these stations garner viewership. While they have a national forum to broadcast and promote resolutions for the overall well-being of the countr y, they instead become shrieking matches between toddlers in grey

rich, but you, sir, are no Kim Kardashian. We can’t ask the American public to be truly knowledgeable about the troubling situations of our time if the sources controlling this information do not take them seriously. I do not blame the public for lack of information on the majority of these topics, as they often seem distant and irrelevant to our regular day struggles with the assistance of modern day media. Nobody has time to consider the political implications of poorly dramatized budget bills when you have moun-

tains of physics homework to nose-dive into. It is not reasonable for us to become infatuated with making monumental leaps of change to histor y with constant distractions consuming our time. While I am not advocating using these as excuses for ignorance on issues that concern national matters, we as a society must acknowledge that the answer to our problems is broader than simply saying that all Americans are lazy and unpatriotic creatures. Our passion for humanity cannot simply be judged based on the number of hours we watch Fox News or our knowledge of the minute details of the hardships of war. I would rather take a kind soul that patiently holds doors for others over an extremist misinformed conformer that spews out rhetoric. You do more good for society and most importantly, our sanity. It starts by making an impact at an individual level, rather than an international one. So indulge in “Pretty Little Liars” without guilt, roll around in the latest paparazzi stor y and immerse yourself in “Grand Theft Auto V.” It is exactly these detours that make life worthwhile, but make sure you leave 10 minutes in your day for poor old Wolf Blitzer. Sabri Rafi is a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. His column, “The Detour,” runs on alternate Mondays.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Mock eviction notices threaten students’ sense of safety Sunday night, Oct. 6, ver y realistic “eviction notices” were placed under doors of student residence halls and apartment buildings at the University. They were so realistic, in fact, that many students were, at first, led to believe they were being evicted from their place of residence. The notice, a publicity stunt by Rutgers Students for Justice in Palestine, was distributed to spread propaganda, create confusion and to gain attention. RSJP’s actions were a blatant violation of the university code of conduct regarding how groups may or may not solicit students on campus. Members of RSJP placed these deceptive notices under residence hall doors on all five campuses. Respecting students’ rights to privacy and giving them the safe space necessar y to be free from solicitation and imposition in their places of residence is not only a hallmark feature of our university but a necessar y component to enable and foster the growth of inclusion and diversity within our community. Making students feel unsafe in their homes is apparently part of the RSJP strategy, which also includes propagating half-truths, misstatements and historical inaccuracies. The fraudulent “eviction notice” is a de-facto example of this reprehensible agenda.

The Rutgers Hillel Center for Israel Engagement was established to foster a positive voice for Israel while defending Israel against slanderous attacks such as this. We decr y this manipulation and intimidation of students through stunts employed to promote a political agenda. We hope our university will work toward making our campuses and students feel safe and free from harassment or intimidation by agenda-driven interest groups — to enable the proper and profound exchange of ideas in a civil and productive manner fostering greater communication and growth for ever yone. Rutgers Hillel looks for ward to being a positive contributor to such an environment. Rabbi Esther Reed is the senior associate director of Rutgers Hillel .

Students do not need to be sheltered from reality Earlier this week, students found mock eviction notices under their doors stating their dorm rooms were scheduled for demolition. This was part of a campaign by Students for Justice in Palestine to spread awareness about Palestinian affairs. Naturally, the move was met with opposition. Critics were quite passionate about their disapproval, using harsh language such as “hate

speech” and “propaganda” to describe the mock notices. However, these criticisms were never substantiated. One is left to wonder what is so hateful about SJP’s fliers. One note that can be made about the fliers is that they are ver y simple. The beginning is an attention-grabber, which tells the reader that he or she is being evicted. Next, there is a clarification that the notice is only a parody of actual events going on in Palestine. Finally, the flier concludes by inviting the reader to SJP. That’s about it. So where does the hate come in exactly? And why such a harsh backlash? Well, the Israel/Palestine conflict is a subject of furious polarizing debate. The critics of the fliers only seem to be speaking out against them because they are on the opposite side of this debate from SJP. Aside from this bias, there does not appear to be any reason to condemn the mock notices. The information provided on them is accurate and uncontested. It only takes a five-minute Google search to confirm that home demolition does in fact go on in Palestine. So why are facts offensive? Regardless of where you stand on the Israel/Palestine conflict, facts are facts. To describe the truth as “hate speech” is simply dishonest. Another complaint was that the fliers make students feel uncomfortable, and students should be protected from this kind of speech. I consider this argument to be a patronizing insult to the maturity and integrity of college students. We don’t go to college so we can sit in a bubble where our views can never be challenged. We are here to be exposed to

new ideas and new perspectives. In the real world, there is a tremendous diversity of opinions and beliefs out there, and not ever yone is going to agree. Gaining a greater exposure to this world of new ideas is not only an integral part of education — it is part of becoming an adult. If we allow ourselves to become so oversensitive that certain facts must be hidden from us, then we will have compromised our education and our integrity. Right now, there is all this controversy going on just because someone decided to inform students about a reality that goes on in the world. Yes, Israel does demolish Palestinian homes. That is indisputable. What critics of SJP’s campaign need to do is to clearly explain why Rutgers students ought to be sheltered from this fact. John Lisowski is a School of Arts and Sciences fifth-year senior majoring in chemistry.

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Horoscopes

DIVERSIONS Nancy Black

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Today’s Birthday (10/14/13). Discovery and adventure flavor this year. Develop and renew work habits, honing skills for the next five months. New avenues open regarding finances, education, partnership and social life. A simple lifestyle comes naturally. New players enter and exit the scene. Strengthen your spiritual connections. Nurture health and wellness. Cultivate love. To get the advantage, check the day’s rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 5 — A blissfully insightful moment interrupts mundane affairs. Add some creative spice to the package. Listen and watch. Pay attention. Keep any secrets. Balance your interests. Learn as quickly as possible. Friends help out. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is a 5 — You work well with others, and your attention is in demand. Visualize solving a work-related problem. Stand firm. Follow a definite strategy. You land right side up. Take it slow. Stay in tonight. Gemini (May 21-June 20) — Today is a 5 — Make creative, inexpensive repairs. Report on your activities. It may take preparation. Go for the raise or status rise. Watch out for hidden agendas. Don’t assume the new way is better yet. Take careful action. Cancer (June 21-July 22) — Today is a 6 — You see the direction to take. Get farther than expected. You may need to scrape change for gas money. You feel somewhat compulsive; improve organization. Provide excellent service. A crazy assignment is quite profitable. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 6 — Remain open to new ideas as you provide well for family. Store provisions for the future, and use what you’ve kept. Order something that you can’t obtain locally. Consider an investment in your own education. Plan ahead. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 6 — Pay back a debt. Postpone travel. Spend time with an attractive person, and let deadlines ride. You’ll have more help. It could be very nice. Don’t spend impulsively. Harvest your earlier efforts.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is a 6 — Don’t fret about household expenses. It’s not good timing to shop either, but worrying is futile. You see what needs to be done. Clean up messes. People vie for your attention. State your case. Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 5 — Increase your profits through organization. Make up an outline to minimize confusion. Follow the money trail, and provide value. No need to be hasty. Your life gets easier. Make more time for love and fun. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is a 6 — Form a solid communications connection where it was missing. Choose faith over doubt. You’re entering a more domestic phase. Review objectives. Projects at home offer fun and beauty to balance the recent workload. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 6 — Get ready for another great learning experience. Ask for more and get it. Expand your territory. Meetings could conflict with family time. Keep your wits about you. Discover talents you didn’t know you had. Love wins again. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is a 6 — Manage finances over the next two days. Keep it simple and organized. It could be quite profitable. Suddenly you understand someone else’s view. Make your feelings public. Find the right handyman and go for durable quality. Explore the neighborhood for a quick break. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 5 — Give yourself time for feelings and logic to mesh. Review the facts before taking action. Listen to all the considerations. You’re getting more sensitive. Rest up and enjoy simple pleasures, like playtime and peace.

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Senior forward Jonelle Filigno received a red card early in the second half and will miss Friday’s match at Central Florida. YESHA CHOKSHI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FILE PHOTO / OCTOBER 2013

WIN Janosz snags SMU’s final shot in closing minutes to seal victory for Rutgers continued from back Senior goalkeeper Jessica Janosz made her biggest save of the match late in the game after Rutgers committed a foul just outside the box. The ensuing free kick hit the crossbar and went right to Mustangs midfielder Rikki Clarke, who put an accurate shot on net through the crowd in front of Janosz. With a crowd in her face, Janosz secured the save and sealed the victory for the Knights on SMU’s last chance of the contest. The game featured physical play, and the of ficials stayed

GOAL Senior back returns from injury to score fourth goal of season, last goal of game continued from back played a key role in our defensive structure up front and generally creating opportunities for other players to score. For her to finally get that goal today, I’m positive there are going to be more to come.” Rutgers’ defensive effort matched its offensive output. The Hoyas could not get a single shot off throughout the game. The Knights’ 25 shots were the second highest of the season, behind only the 31 they shot in a 5-2 win Sept. 6 against LaSalle. Senior back Laura Rose converted her fourth goal of the season on a penalty stroke with 14 minutes left in the game to finalize the 5-0 score. She left Wednesday’s game against Monmouth with an injury but was able to start today. With 21:14 left in the second half, junior midfielder Sophie Wright deflected a shot from freshman back Sofia Walia up and over the goalkeeper on a penalty corner. The two found each other for the first goal of the game also on a deflection of a penalty corner shot. “We call that the ‘Sophie Squared,’” Wright said. “[Walia]

busy in the first half, whistling 10 fouls — seven came against Rutgers in the opening 45 minutes. Despite each team earning set piece oppor tunities, neither found the back of the net during the remainder of the first half. In an attempt to build on its lead, Rutgers could not overcome itself as the team took two of fsides penalties. The Knights also received two of the game’s seven first-half fouls called against them in the last seven minutes of the half. Rutgers will now turn its attention to its final road trip of the regular season when it will travel this weekend to face Central Florida and South Florida. For updates on the Rutgers women’s soccer team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

has been playing fantastic since she got here, and she has made a big impact on the team.” Wright surpassed her six-goal total from last year with eight this season. She has four goals on the team’s current five-game win streak. Sophomore forward Nicole Imbriaco added the Knights’ second goal 23 minutes into the first half on a penalty stroke. It was her second of the season. The Knights also had nine penalty corners compared to the Hoyas’ zero. Senior goalkeeper Sarah Stuby (4-3) got the start in her second shutout of the year through nine starts. Following five straight onegoal games, including two overtime games, the dominating performance relieved Rutgers. “We wanted to maybe get more as well, but we’re very happy to get 5-0 and we’ll just build on this momentum,” Wright said. Long was relieved Wright’s play backed up her prediction. “It makes me smile,” Long said. “This team really believes in their ability to go out and win games. That is their mentality going into any game, whether it’s Georgetown or next week going into Louisville. This five-game streak has really given them a lot of confidence and belief in their ability. You’re seeing it and hearing it, and it’s a habit now.” For updates on the Rutgers field hockey team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.


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October 14, 2013 VOLLEYBALL

Sophomore outside hitter Alex Lassa’s match-high 21 kills were not enough as Rutgers fell in four sets Friday to Connecticut. NOAH WHITTENBERG / FILE PHOTO / SEPTEMBER 2013

Issues on offense carry losing streak By Tyler Karalewich Staff Writer

The Rutgers volleyball team traveled to Connecticut last Friday to face the Huskies in its lone weekend match. The Scarlet Knights were competitive throughout the whole match, even rallying to win the first set, but ultimately faltered as they fell to the Huskies, 27-25, 2025, 24-26 and 13-25. The fourth and deciding set for Rutgers (4-15, 0-5) saw it lose by its second-largest margin this season, perhaps an indication of its effort throughout the match. For the last set, the Knights attempted so few attacks that it was nearly impossible for them to score points off of kills. They also forfeited their worst opposing hitting percentage of the match, giving the Huskies a chance to win big. In the third set, the Knights battled to the very end, as each team needed extra volleyball to complete the match. Despite allowing their best opposing hitting percentage and playing good defense, Rutgers dropped the set. The Knights also forwarded the most errors of the match in this particular set, totaling 12. These errors led to inconsistencies for the offensive output and put more pressure on the defense to play exceptionally. Rutgers battled once again in the second set, but its .000 hitting percentage played into its poor offensive effort. The Knights led early in the set, 13-12, but the Huskies would go on a tear and never relinquish their lead for the rest of the set. During the first set of play, Rutgers’ defense and offense complemented each other efficiently. The Knights had one of their most successful sets of the season offensively, hitting for an impressive .341 and boasting 19 kills, the most for a set for either team during the match. Rutgers was also effective offensively by only having five errors for the set total. “Offensively, we usually perform well during the first set of

matches. Having such a good defense, our offense needs to play off of them to be successful,” said head coach CJ Werneke. “We had a good week of practice that translated well to our first set Friday. I’m excited that we are able to make that transition in games. We just need to sustain it.” The Knights’ defense stayed true to form for the first set, as they prevented UConn from leading by more than three scores. The set featured 14 tie scores and seven lead changes throughout. The defense held on at a score of 25-25 and allowed sophomore outside hitter Alex Lassa to land two of her match-high 21 kills and win the set. “I’m happy about how well our defense played Friday. We are a good team defensively, but that was one of our best performances of the season as far as digging and blocking go,” Werneke said. “We’ll continue to improve on defense in those areas and that’s stemming from our focus in practice each week. Right now we are playing at a high level.” For the match, Rutgers had standout performances on offense from Lassa, who hit an effective .255. Lassa also added 13 digs to her effort, bringing her double-double total for the year to eight. Junior middle blocker Rachel Andreassian played an impressive all-around game, totaling 12 kills for a .346 hitting percentage, while also dominating defensively with seven of the team’s 11 total blocks. Sophomore libero Ali Schroeter compiled a matchhigh 26 digs to help lead the effort defensively. The team gained some more conference experience. The Knights succeeded offensively to give them some confidence for their matchups against Memphis and Temple this weekend. For updates on the Rutgers volleyball team, follow Tyler Karalewich on Twitter @TylerKaralewich. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.


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Another injury creates offensive dilemma in loss By Greg Johnson Associate Sports Editor

Before the Rutgers men’s soccer team even took the field Saturday night at Cardinal Park, another demoralizing blow struck the Scarlet Knights. Sophomore midfielder Mitchell Taintor had appendectomy surgery Thursday and is listed dayto-day. Head coach Dan Donigan does not expect him to play tomorrow’s game against Bucknell. It left Rutgers without two of its quickest attackers at No. 11 Louisville, as senior forward Kene Eze is again dealing with a hamstring issue. And as a result, the Cardinals (8-2-1, 4-0) overmatched the Knights (5-7-1, 2-3), handing Rutgers a 3-1 defeat and its second straight loss to fall below .500 in conference play. “I’m a little disheartened with the fact that we’re not generating and doing enough offensively without Kene, [and] without Mitchell now,” Donigan said. “I’m just a realist and I’m very honest about it. I don’t want to pinpoint it or call any particular guy out, but as a whole we need to do better in the offensive third of the field.” After allowing an unassisted Cardinal goal in the 24th minute, the Knights temporarily willed themselves back. Sophomore midfielder Thomas O’Rourke placed a header inside the left post off a free kick cross from sophomore midfielder Mael Corboz in the 43rd minute to even the score.

Sophomore midfielder Thomas O’Rourke scored his first goal of the season on a header Saturday in Rutgers’ 3-1 loss at No. 11 Louisville. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FILE PHOTO / OCTOBER 2012 It marked O’Rourke’s first goal of the season and Corboz’ fifth assist, raising his team-leading point total to 15. But momentum before halftime promptly shifted back to Louisville. With only 50 seconds remaining in the first period, the Cardinals pressed down the field and snuck a header of their own into the back of the net to regain the lead for good. The Knights could only shake their heads. “We give up a second goal off of a restart, which just kills you,” Do-

TENNIS

RU uses tournament to prepare for regionals By Louis Petrella Staff Writer

The Rutgers tennis team concluded its final tournament of the season before regionals this weekend at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center College Invitational in Flushing, N.Y. The Scarlet Knights sent six representatives to face some of the top schools in the country. The field consisted of nearly 150 players and 19 other schools, including top regional rivals Harvard and Columbia. Head coach Ben Bucca said the team learned a lot from the difficult competition in New York. “It was a very rewarding weekend,” Bucca said. “The competition at the tournament was really tough, and we played some really good tennis. We were able to win 13 out of the 21 matches we participated in, and that speaks well to the level of play. ” The players took advantage of the moment and were successful. Senior Vanessa Petrini — the fourth seed in the first women’s draw — reached the semifinals of the Women’s Singles A Draw before dropping two sets to the eventual champion — Harvard freshman Spencer Liang, who held the top seed. Sophomore Gina Li also made it to the semifinals of her Singles B

Draw before dropping two sets to the other freshman from Harvard, Monica Lin. Rutgers continued to face Harvard in the third Women’s Doubles Draw. The tandem of freshman Farris Cunningham and sophomore Lindsey Kayati made it to the semifinals against eventual winners Hannah Morrill and Sylvia Li of Harvard. Bucca is satisfied the team played so well in this tournament and last month’s Brown Invitational, especially at the USTA. “This is the tournament that best prepares us for the [ITA regional] championships,” Bucca said. “I think we’re in a much better place now than we were at the Brown Invitational. We played with a much more competitive nature this weekend. We now have much more experience after playing in two major tournaments.” Overall, the head coach likes where the team is at entering into the regional tournament, which takes place Thursday to Sunday. “We’re in a really good spot,” Bucca said. “Both of the two major tournaments have prepared us well because the caliber of play will be equal to caliber play at regionals. We’ve been able to win a majority of matches at both tournaments, and the team has worked very hard up to this point.”

nigan said. “Those are all preventable situations that frustrate me more than anything, and our guys know. We go over the film … and all we can do is go over and show those simple mistakes that we make and hopefully fix it the next time out.” Louisville sealed the game five minutes into the second half. Midfielder Andrew Brody corralled a loose ball from 18 yards out and fired a shot into the net’s left corner, extending the lead to 3-1. Sloppy play, which was prominent at Connecticut, again hindered Rutgers.

Over the final three minutes of regulation, the Knights received two fouls and a yellow card. For the game, Rutgers was called for a season-high 19 fouls. The Cardinals were equally physical, racking 18 fouls. “Quite honestly, I think that’s a little bit of a reflection of the officiating,” Donigan said. “We got a couple yellow cards that I think were unwarranted. … It was very inconsistent, and it’s hard for players to adjust to that when there’s inconsistent calls within the course of a game.”

Sophomore for ward J.P. Correa missed on a header in the 85th minute, and it was all Rutgers mustered in the game’s final moments. The Knights compiled just four shots in the second half, with Corboz producing the only other attempt on target besides Correa’s. Louisville, meanwhile, was relentless. The Cardinals pushed 11 shots in the period, controlling possession to crush Rutgers’ opportunity at a comeback. Despite the first-half goal, another slow star t on the road haunted the Knights. They committed 11 fouls before even getting a shot of f in the 35th minute, which Louisville blocked. Rutgers’ two first-half shots matched its season low Sept. 8 against Akron. The Knights refuse to make injuries an excuse, but after losing five of their last seven games, they are running out of answers. “There’s only so much you can do,” Donigan said. “You want some kind of consistency with your personnel. We’ve kind of brought in a rotation of players and given ever ybody an oppor tunity to contribute and have an impact. … Scoring goals is the hardest par t of our game.” For updates on the Rutgers men’s soccer team, follow Greg Johnson on Twitter @GregJohnsonRU. For general Rutgers sports updates, follow @TargumSports.


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Quote of the Day “I’m just a realist and I’m very honest about it. I don’t want to pinpoint it or call any particular guy out.” — Rutgers head men’s soccer coach Dan Donigan on the team’s recent offensive struggles

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WOMEN’S SOCCER

Knights use quick goal to down SMU By Jim Mooney Staff Writer

Senior forward Lisa Patrone scored her first goal of the season in yesterday’s 5-0 victory against Georgetown. Patrone was the Knights’ leading scorer last season with eight goals. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FILE PHOTO / SEPTEMBER 2013

RU delivers Senior Day win By Justin Lesko

The Rutgers women’s soccer team faced some unexpected adversity yesterday, as it defeated Southern Methodist, 1-0, to close a three-game home stand. The Scarlet Knights were looking for a better start than they had in Thursday’s 1-0 victor y against Houston. Rutgers got one, striking first in the opening minutes of the game. Sophomore defender Erica Skroski cleaned up a scrum in front of the net off a corner kick from junior midfielder Amy Pietrangelo to give the Knights a permanent 1-0 lead in the second minute. The goal was Skroski’s first of her career. The victor y came at a cost, as the Knights (10-2-1, 3-1) lost one of their key players for one of their biggest games of the season. In the opening minutes of the second half, senior for ward Jonelle Filigno got tangled up with SMU midfielder Gabrielle Petrucelli, leading to a scuf fle behind the play. The of ficials showed both players a red card, which left both teams to play with 10 players for the rest of the match. Unfortunately for the Knights, Filigno will have to sit out Friday’s AAC matchup against Central Florida. Despite the loss, Rutgers took control of the game for much of the second half, outshooting the Mustangs (7-7, 2-4), 11-3. Junior forward Stefanie Scholz received a yellow card in the 81st minute in addition to Filigno’s punishment. See GOAL on Page 13

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It is only fitting Lisa Patrone finally scored her first goal of the season on Senior Day. The senior forward found the back of the cage Saturday in the Rutgers field hockey team’s 5-0 dismantling of Georgetown at the Bauer Track and Field Complex. Patrone led the Scarlet Knights (8-5, 2-2) in goals and points last season, but failed to score in the first 12 games this season. She ducked past the defense before shooting past Hoyas (2-11, 0-4) goalkeeper Rosalie Nolen to make it a 3-0 game six minutes into the second half. “We came out and won, 5-0, so if I didn’t score someone else would have,” Patrone said. “It felt good to finally get one in.” Head coach Meredith Long felt Patrone’s goal was overdue. “It was highlight material,” Long said. “She’s created so much for us on attack. She might not technically have the stats on paper, but she has Junior midfielder Sophie Wright scored two goals in the Knight’s win. Wright is the team’s leading scorer. TIAN LI / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / FILE PHOTO / SPETEMBER 2013

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EXTRA POINT

nfl SCORES

Philadelphia Tampa Bay

31 20

19 Pittsburgh New York Jets 6

Green Bay Baltimore

19 17

St. Louis Houston

38 13

Carolina Minnesota

35 10

Detroit Cleveland

31 17

PAIGE SENATORE, sophomore, finished the 2013 Metropolitan Cross Country Championships with a time of 18:41.12, which was good for sixth place. It was the third time this season Senatore finished first for the women’s cross country team.

Defender Erica Skroski scored the first goal of her career in Sunday’s 1-0 win. YESHA CHOKSHI / FILE PHOTO / OCTOBER 2013

knights schedule

WOMEN’S GOLF

MEN’S SOCCER

TENNIS

WOMEN’S SOCCER

Rutgers Women’s Invitational

vs. Bucknell

at ITA Regionals

at UCF

Today Rutgers Golf Course

Tomorrow, 7 p.m. Yucack Field

Thursday Boston

Friday, 7 p.m. Orlando, Fla.


The Daily Targum 2013-10-14