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Habitat for Humanity holds 24-hour build-a-thon at Rutgers Erica D’Costa Contributing Writer

Another low income or homeless family will have a roof over its head this winter thanks to a group of selfless Rutgers students. On Saturday at noon, Rutgers Habitat for Humanity hosted their annual Build-a-Thon event, a 24-hour event in which students from the club build structures that become part of the construction of a $50,000 home in the greater Plainfield and Middlesex County area. Jessica Mui, a School of Arts and Sciences junior and the large events fundraising chair for the club, said they work with the Habitat for Humanity in the greater Plainfield area to participate in a “half house sponsorship.” This means that the club will pay for half the house and the materials needed to build it. Students fundraised through personal donations and canning around New Brunswick prior to this event to raise money for the supplies they used. “The whole point of having limited materials is to raise awareness for homelessness. When you’re homeless, you kind of just use whatever you have and this is the reality of some people without shelters”, said

Rheanna Duque, a School of Engineering sophomore. All of the money will go directly to building an affordable house for a family in need. “It’s important to have affordable housing,” Mui said. “It is definitely a need in our local community. Housing is expensive. There are a lot of families stuck in the rent cycle that move around a lot, and it’s really hard when you’re doing that to raise a family and have stability in the house. (Habitat for Humanity) works to ensure that families have access to a house that they can afford to live in and a stable place where their kids can grow up in.” Students have the opportunity to go to the house that they are building every weekend to work on it and see the progress. “We work foundation up so we’re there when they lay the foundation. We do everything from the walls of the house to the roof to the inside rooms and putting the drywall up and painting and everything,” Mui said. According to the club, the families that get the house participate in “sweat equity.” To decrease the financial struggle, they can contribute to the home by putting in

The Habitat for Humanity club at Rutgers gathered on Livingston campus this weekend to build a home for a low income family in Middlesex County. KIRA HERZOG / NEWS EDITOR a certain amount of hours of construction work. Jacob Ledden, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior, said this concept of the family contributing to the house themselves alongside Habitat is called giving a “hand up not a handout,” meaning the club helps the poor without just giving them free services or handouts. The families work for their house.

Students slept overnight in the structures they built as a part of raising awareness about homelessness and the need for shelters and affordable housing. “It emulates the struggle of homeless people. Sometimes the weather can get really bad and it can get really cold and that’s some of the realities that they face every day,” Duque said. Juliana Irizarry, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and the director

Voter registration window for N.J. closes tomorrow Christina Gaudino Correspondent

Tomorrow is the final day to register to vote in the upcoming New Jersey elections on Tuesday, Nov. 7. In addition to the gubernatorial election, all 120 seats in the state legislature will be on the ballots, as well as local and county positions. RU Voting, a core project of the Eagleton Institute of Politics’ Center for Youth Political Participation (CYPP), provides nonpartisan resources to help students register to vote, find the correct polling location and make educated decisions on Voting Day. “This fall, New Jersey is one of only two states in the country electing a governor, and the entire state legislature is up for election,” said Dr. Elizabeth Matto, the director of CYPP. Matto emphasized the importance of political participation among young adults. “I encourage students to think about the implications of the political process at the state and local levels, especially given the fact that they are students at a state university. So much of a student’s day-to-day life is impacted by the political decisions made by public officials at the state and local levels,” she said. Matto urged every student to tune in to the election if they haven’t

already. “But the thing is, you have to move fast,” she said. If a student wants to vote in the Nov. 7 election this year, Matto said they must be registered to vote by tomorrow, Oct.17. “It’s really important that students know, in New Jersey, you cannot register to vote online,” Matto said. Students can access the registration form online, available on the RU Voting website. Registration applications must be postmarked by Oct. 17 for the General Election. RU Voting will be available today on the steps of Brower Dining Hall on the College Avenue campus from 9 to 11 a.m. to help students register to vote, said Brendan Keating, program coordinator for CYPP and RU Voting. Students can also drop off completed voter registration forms to the Eagleton Institute of Politics at the Woodlawn Mansion on Douglass campus. RU Voting will collect forms there until noon tomorrow, at which time the forms will be transported to the Middlesex County Board of Elections, Keating said. “Although the voter registration form is very short, it is often confusing for students,” said Monica Beshay, a School of Arts and Sciences senior and an RU Ready student ambassador who has worked with RU Voting for two years.

of outreach for the club, said that by sleeping in the shacks overnight, students create a sense of empathy and consciousness for the homeless. The family whose house the club built the previous year will return to Build-a-Thon after the structures are built to pay it forward by overseeing the project and supporting the students, Mui said. The family will also judge the work of each team to award prizes for the most creative structure and the most stable structure. Irizarry said that she likes how everyone works together to support the event. 90.3 the Core, a student-run radio station, supports Build-a-Thon by voluntarily bringing their DJ booth to the event every year so students can enjoy some entertainment while working, Irizarry said. “This event is heavily community-based, from working with different student organizations to individuals to donors,” she said. “We also get donations from local businesses outside of Rutgers. A lot of local places will donate food or give us discounted materials. We got paint donated. It’s incredible. Everyone comes together to make this happen.”

In wake of disaster, local businesses raise money for P.R. Jacob Turchi Contributing Writer

Looking ahead to Election Day, Matto said it is important to come up with a voting plan. This includes knowing the proper polling location, and how to get there. “One thing that’s really important for students to understand is that they have to vote where they are registered,” she said. Matto explained that if a student anticipates not being able to get to their polling location, either due to a busy schedule or a transportation issue, they can either register to vote by mail with an absentee ballot, or they can

After Hurricane Maria left Puerto Rico devastated, local Rutgers businesses started to hold fundraisers and events in order to raise money for relief efforts for the U.S. territor y. Restaurants and cafes all over the New Brunswick area have made efforts to provide aid to Puerto Rico and collect more money from either scheduled events, specialties or just their own profits. Jimmy Cronk, one of the owners of Destination Dogs on Paterson Street, is hosting a night to raise money for the victims of the hurricane this Saturday. The event will include a DJ at 9 p.m. playing Latin pop classics and salsa music, and a band at 10:30 p.m. providing a fusion of Latin and jazz music until 1 a.m. “We’re gonna clear the tables out and everything,” Cronk said. “We usually don’t have dancing at Destination Dogs but there’s gonna be a lot of it. I hope things get rowdy but in a good way.”

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The New Jersey elections are set to take place on Nov. 7 and the ballot will include the highly anticipated gubernatorial race along with 120 state legislature seats. FACEBOOK “There are a lot of misconceptions about voting, and we want to make sure that everyone is able to (exercise) their right,” she said. Indeed, both voter registration rates and election participation rates among Rutgers students have been on the rise, according to a study published on the RU Voting website. The study found that 76 percent of Rutgers students were registered to vote in 2016. Fifty-four percent voted in the presidential election, which was a 7 percent increase from 2012. “Our registration rates are pretty strong,” Matto said. “It’s just about making sure students who are registered get to the polls.”

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Rutgers students aren’t letting their memes be dreams Christian Zapata Correspondent

Memes involving Patrick Star, along with a slew of 90s and early 2000s pop culture icons, have taken to public spaces across campus as part of a relatively new trend involving event pages on Facebook. Odds are, most Rutgers students saw something on social media related to the “Run Across the Yard Naruto Style” event earlier this summer. Thousands of students from the University marked that they were interested in attending the event and a select group of those students did. In many ways, this event signified the beginning of an era at Rutgers. Student meme pages are a small part of an epidemic that is sweeping the nation. Among these Facebook event pages, “leedle leedle leedle, lee at the Yard like Patrick” has received 5,800 interested people with nearly 700 confirmed attendees, according to Facebook. Emelin Flores, a School of Engineering sophomore and event administrator, said she was encouraged to create the event after scrolling onto a friend’s page from Kent State University. Her friend’s event invited students to dance the “pennywise dance” in front of the University, Flores said. The page received little interaction but inspired Flores to take advantage of the all-inclusive culture the University has to offer. “Essentially, I was kind of competing with her,” she said. Flores decided to channel her Halloween spirit and have students quote Patrick Star’s “leedle leedle leedle, lee” line from an episode of “SpongeBob SquarePants” where Patrick and SpongeBob find themselves captive on the Flying Dutchman’s Ship, she said. “I’ve always grown up watching SpongeBob and I always say SpongeBob references,” she said. “I thought it was Halloween-y and definitely something people might do because it’s a Halloween event.” When asked about the meme pages Flores said that events such as this bring the community together and provide a space for everyone to let go of their troubles over a good laugh. She anticipates that one day, society will rely on memes as a form of communication to interpret and express feelings.

“I’ve gotten a couple of people who’ve asked me ‘Why would I go do that?’ and my response has been ‘Why wouldn’t you?,’” she said. “There’s no harm, there’s no judgment and everyone around you is on the same page.” Flores said she has been practicing her “leedle leedle leedle, lee” and plans on bringing chairs to assemble a makeshift “Flying Dutchman ship”. Prior to finding a space at the University, meme event pages began to manifest throughout the summer, said Michelle De Freitas, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior and event administrator. Before the growing popularity of SpongeBob-oriented events, many of them circled around relatable memes. “I decided to start my own because I had not seen anyone make an event for one of the most iconic SpongeBob scenes,” she said. “This scene is also one of my favorites and I had seen this whole ‘meme event’ trend was still pretty relevant so I thought I’d chime in. I mostly did it as a joke with my roommates but then it took off.” A growth in SpongeBob-themed events is indicative of the underappreciated references that eluded younger viewers growing up, De Freitas said. Only now that they are older has the show received praise for its special type of ridiculous comedy. Her event, which focuses on the line “eeh Squidward” from the handsome Squidward episode, has received purely organic feedback, she said. There was no promotion, no daily share spamming and has relied solely on a domino effect. The event’s page currently has 2,600 interested followers and 243 confirmed attendees, according to the page. “I honestly am not even sure what to anticipate because a lot of interest was generated solely on contributing to the trend rather than having the full intentions of showing up,” she said. “If it is a large turnout that would be awesome. I made the event on my 22nd birthday so that (would) be super memorable.” Events like this offer the community a sense of interconnectivity over humor, De Freitas said. They allow people to come together over a common modicum and share a laugh.

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As part of a relatively new trend, students are using event pages on Facebook to organize memebased gatherings like “leedle leedle leedle, lee at The Yard like Patrick.” At Rutgers, these posts have gotten thousands of engagements, despite only a select few attending. PINTEREST “Don’t let your memes be dreams,” she said. Phil Iglesias, a School of Ar ts and Sciences sophomore, said he first heard about the events through Facebook friends

and thought of them as a fun novelty. He diverged from the string of SpongeBob themed events and replied to Naruto ones, such as “Run Across the Yard Naruto

style,” Iglesias said. Events like these bring the community together in a strange way, ever yone loves memes. “Keep it up with the memes,” he said.


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the Rutgers community would be willing to go the extra mile to help the people of Puerto Rico, the same way they did to raise money for Hurricane Harvey “About 10 percent of our customers from that week were customers that we like never see in the store,” Anand said. “They made it a point to come in that week just to show their support. That’s what Rutgers is all about, man. I mean Hurricane Harvey was bad, but Puerto Rico is just in dire need of something. Anything we can do to help at Hidden Grounds, we would be more than happy to do.”

New Brunswick businesses including Destination Dogs, Hidden Grounds have offered aid to P.R. continued from front Destination Dogs will also be providing Puerto Rican inspired food and drinks during the event, including empanadas and rum and Cokes. One specialty is what Cronk calls “The Benicio Del Toro” — a hot dog topped with arroz con gandules, avocados, spicy mayo and cilantro. “That’s a super dope special,” Cronk said. “I ran that one before, it’s really good, can’t wait to bring it back.” All of the proceeds from the event will go to the charity “Unidos por Puerto Rico,” a charity put together by Beatriz Rossello, the first lady of Puerto Rico, and the private sector to aid those who were harmed by Hurricane Maria. Sales from food, beverages, t-shirts or donations made at the door will go directly to the foundation, Cronk said.

The idea for this event came from Cronk’s wife, who taught in Puerto Rico for a year. The couple was also married in Puerto Rico and both of them were devastated by the destruction caused by the Hurricane. “This deeply affected the both of us, but it really affected her. As soon as it happened she said ‘We have to do something about this’ and so I said, ‘Cool, let’s put something together,’” Cronk said. Cronk said he views this event as something important not only to the Rutgers community but also to the people of Puerto Rico, stressing the fact that people should never forget that these are American citizens who desperately need help. Cronk also said he wanted to emphasize the impact that Puerto Rican culture has in this state as well. “These are people who have contributed so much to Rutgers and the state of New Jersey. Our

In light of the humanitarian crisis in Puerto Rico, various New Brunswick businesses have chosen to hold fundraisers or donate their profits to relief organizations. CASEY AMBROSIO cultures are combined. These are people who are part of us,” Cronk said. “You know we take a lot of things for granted, all the luxuries that we have. But if you don’t have electricity or even water to drink, you would want someone to help. So I expect the Rutgers community to help because these are people and they need our help.” Other well-known Rutgers businesses are moving planning

events to fund aid efforts as well. Hidden Grounds Coffee is currently working on their own fundraising campaign for Puerto Rico. Just last month, the cafe donated one week of all of their profits to Houston, Texas after Hurricane Harvey. Anand Patel, one of the owners of Hidden Grounds, said they are coming up with the best ideas for an effective campaign. Patel said he was positive that

registration 120 state legislature seats are up for grabs during this election continued from front

update their voting location via the registration form. The deadline to apply for a Mailin Ballot for the General Election is Oct. 31, according to the RU Voting website. Students can find all this information, as well as the required forms, on the website. Matto stressed that even if a student has moved from one campus to another, they still need to update their voter registration. “Even if last year you were registered to vote, and were living on the Livingston campus, and now this year, you live on College Avenue, you need to update your voter registration,” Matto said. “And that needs to be done by Oct.17.” Keating said that when RU Voting organized the gubernatorial debate-watching event last Tuesday, he and his colleagues were alarmed to find that one of the most commonly incorrectly answered trivia questions was whether one could register to vote online. “But in New Jersey, you can’t register to vote online,” he said. “So if you’re waiting until the last minute to register to vote, you can either do it at the DMV, print out the form and drop it off at Eagleton, or mail it. The postage is already paid for.” He also added that students already registered should always double check to see where they are registered to vote, to avoid going to the wrong polling location on Election Day. Keatings encouraged students to utilize the RU Voting website as a comprehensive, nonpartisan, and Rutgers-specific resource for all voting information and to call or email RU Voting with any questions. The center will host a viewing party for the second Gubernatorial Debate on Wednesday, Oct.18, Keating said. The event will take place in the Graduate Student Lounge in the College Avenue Student Center. Trivia starts at 6:30 p.m. and the debate begins at 7 p.m. There will be light snacks, prizes and the opportunity to fill out the mail-in ballot application. Beshay noted that although students tend not to focus on state and local races as much as the presidential election, local races tend to have a more direct impact on their lives. “For example, the upcoming election can impact Rutgers tuition, loans, state taxes and the environment,” she said. “If (students) are not happy with the current climate, they have a chance to make their voice(s) heard.”


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ecently, in one of my classes, MACRO TO MICRO a question was raised on why humans, AYSENUR GUC regardless of time and culture, have always wondered about and been preoccupied with the ver y same existential questions and dilemmas. A student, in response, remarked that it was human tendency to project meaning onto anything that exists, even if it inherently does not hold any such meaning. The implication is that because humans seek meaning, universal questions concerning one’s own existence arise that aim to find that meaning. This internal occurrence takes place despite differences in ethnicity, race, geographical location, nationality and so forth. The student’s comment triggered a thought process within myself that I thought deserved a more careful analysis. If the comment is to be accepted and applied more generally, it could have numerous implications that impact one’s everyday worldview. However, any assertion made — whether it is by a student or an individual of acclaimed knowledge — requires a personal investigation so as to be able to confirm or deny it. So the question to ask and explore is: do we, humans, tr y to find meaning within things that do not have any inherent meaning? However, in trying to answer this question, it is best to start from one’s own self rather than an all-encompassing “we.” As such, I will instead apply and direct the question toward myself. The significance of this inquiry lies in the fact that on one end, there is the possibility of an objective meaning waiting to be discovered and on the opposite end, it may just be that my consciousness merely colors onto my experiences something that they do not intrinsically hold. The latter option can also be understood as just a “mechanism” of my psychology to satisfy this apparent human need. First to be tackled is the premise that humans even have such a need for meaning. But such meaning does not need to be understood as being on a cosmic level. As a student, I can affirm that I seek meaning

“But such meaning does not need to be understood as being on a cosmic level.” all of the time. When it comes to grades, nearly all students want to understand the reasoning as to why points are given or deducted in a paper or exam. Even in our attendance of Rutgers or college in general, we internally or externally ask for a satisfying explanation as to why we are here studying and working. When it comes to the relationships we build in classes, dorms, organizations or general social life, we want to find a connection that transcends the practical and mundane reasons for why we know and love a person or group. All of these situations point towards a need for meaning in everyday, practical life. So, thus far, it seems that, yes, in my existence and in the existence of other things, I search for meaning. However, the question remains: are things in and of themselves meaningful or do they simply become externally framed with such meaning? Am I the one that thinks them to have a meaning that they do not actually own? Despite the seeming importance of this question, I feel that a step is skipped in this thought process. Before I can go about in determining the existence of independent meaning, the source of existence of my need for meaning must be investigated. Why is it that I have such a quality that demands meaning to begin with? Even if such meaning is projected, the feeling itself exists and it is the existence of that human feeling that I must try to make sense of in terms of its existence. I am of the thought that one should, ultimately, try and find meaning in one’s interactions, experiences and feelings. It is a part of what makes us human and what allows us to make sense of the world around us. It does not matter if one thinks such meaning is projected by one’s self or if the meaning was just waiting to be discovered. Rather, the core of the situation must be examined and reflected upon: from whence did this human quality to seek meaning come from? Many times, it is matterof-factly asserted that the meaning derived from life, from existence, from something as small as a flower petal are all imagined — that all of it is just a product of human fantasy. Maybe so, maybe not —that is a different, irrelevant topic. More important than that and what needs to be thought about is why that search for meaning, that “fantasy,” the need to fulfill an apparent void exists in the first place. It is this subtle but significant question that, if given its worth in honest introspection, may offer a satisfying and fruitful answer that goes beyond mere inconsequential speculations. Aysenur Guc is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in philosophy. Her column,”Macro to Micro,” runs on alternate Mondays.

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utgers’ campuses may be painted purple, but sexual harassment. He has even been fired from the it seems as though the University’s hands are Weinstein Company’s board after news of decades of allegations have come forward, putting Weinstein at painted red. If one were to look at the past two weeks of Rut- the fault of more than 30 cases of sexual harassment gers events and statements, one would notice the of female employees and actresses. But despite applaud worthy trend of the University in its ef- these horrible claims and the actions that have been forts to support the elimination of sexual assault taken against him, the University remains firm in its and the voices of those who have been victims of decision to keep the donation. The irony of the Unithis horrible crime. University President Robert versity using the money of someone who has been L. Barchi sent an email to the student population accused of sexually harassing women in media, in stating that Rutgers would continue to address order to fund the chair that will target women’s leadsexual assault as seriously as it currently does, ership in media, is more than prevalent. It seems hypocritical for the University to accept despite the announcement of Education Secretar y Betsy DeVos to roll back sexual assault guidelines this money, even though it will go toward something that will benefit the school. A $100,000 donation also specified in Title IX. The Office of Violence Prevention and Victim seems minuscule to a Big Ten state school. But even if one were to overAssistance’s (VPVA) look the acceptance “Turn the Campus of the donation, perPurple Campaign” “The irony of the University using the haps the biggest isheld a candlelight money of someone who has been accused of sue here is the way in vigil to show the the University campus’ support sexually harassing women in media, in order which decided to go about of victims and surto fund the chair that will target women’s this acceptance. vivors of domestic University violence and sexual leadership in media, is more than prevalent.” didThe not issue a pubassault. The VPVA lic statement conalso held the “It’s demning the acts of On Us” rally where former Vice President Joe Biden gave an address on Weinstein. It also did not explain that perhaps the sexual violence and assault. And yet, despite all of only reason it kept the donation was a statement these actions insinuating that Rutgers and its constit- of some kind to combat these crimes from ever uents do not stand for sexual violence and encour- occurring again. Rather, the University did not comment on Weinage victims speaking up, the University has made its message murky through its recent interactions with stein until they were reached out to, and even then, the response was short and generalized. Rutgers is the H. Weinstein Family Foundation. The H. Weinstein Family Foundation gifted the quietly accepting money from the foundation of a University $100,000 that is intended to go toward the man who should not even have accumulated these Gloria Steinem Chair in Media, Culture and Femi- funds had his career been halted when his crimes nist Studies. This is to promote women’s leadership were first committed. And because of this, despite within the media. But the name “Weinstein” carries the good that this money may do, there is an underlysome disturbing weight. Harvey Weinstein, the Hol- ing message from the University to its students that lywood producer who was head of the Weinstein perhaps the values it has been so valiantly pushing, Company, has come under fire with allegations of are not its true values after all. 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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America is in dire need for coherent gun debates MAENNER’S MUSINGS HUNTER MAENNER

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n the night of Oct. 1, the most deadly modern mass shooting on American soil took place in Las Vegas, as innocent concert-goers were massacred and forced to flee for their lives as a lone gunman fired upon them from the 32nd floor of his hotel room. Armed with 23 weapons, which included rifles equipped with scopes, this lone wolf took it upon himself to turn the famed Las Vegas strip into a scene more closely resembling a war zone, killing 58 people and wounding more than 500 more, along with initiating a pain that has reverberated well past the borders of the world-renowned city. While it is hopeful to think that the response to this pain would be a united country engaging in a substantive dialogue about ways to ensure this type of tragedy never happens again, the reality is that each instance of mass gun violence seems to divide this nation further apart. Although the mass shooting in Las Vegas may have been the biggest in recent memory, the response in the wake of the tragedy has followed the same pattern that has plagued the American gun debate for years. Rather than try to actually solve the problems related to the epidemic of gun violence, everyone has once

again retreated to their own sides in order to refortify their already preconceived notions and make sure all their talking points are in order. On the right, calls for the importance of mental health policies over gun reform continues, along with the echoes of Chicago being proof of the failure of gun control bills. But what Republicans fail to mention is the fact that their latest healthcare proposal “would result in up to 18 million more uninsured through 2019 and 21 million more uninsured through 2026,” leaving millions of individuals without access

valiant calls to action, but they do not come close to getting down to the root of the gun problem in this country. While figures like Nicholas Kristof have also called for universal background checks and Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) even went as far to call the argument that the Las Vegas shooter actually did pass a background check “absurd,” the truth remains that the Las Vegas shooter did pass two background checks. In fact, “since 2000, all of our mass shooters obtained their weapons without using private transfers,” meaning that universal background

“While Democrats may have their heart in the right place, they are wholeheartedly missing the mark.” to primary care physicians and the mental health services conservatives claim are so vital to preventing mass shootings. And while Chicago has long been a favorite talking point of those against gun control, its once strict gun laws have been gradually peeled back over the last decade, leaving its continued struggle with gun violence the result of lax laws both locally and at the state level, not the other way around. As for those on the left, a push to now ban bump stocks and revitalize parts of the 1994 assault weapons ban might be

checks are not a strong enough measure on their own merit. While Democrats may have their heart in the right place, they are wholeheartedly missing the mark. And because of their continued misunderstanding of the nature of gun violence in this country, they are losing the faith of many moderate gun-owners who in many cases would be open to some forms of restrictions on firearm ownership. Even though mass shootings soak up the most media attention, they only serve to make up a small fraction of the total gun

deaths per year. In fact, any real attempt to truly curb gun violence would take into account the fact that the vast majority of more than 30,000 annual gun deaths are at the hands of handguns and that two-thirds of said deaths are suicides, not homicides. In today’s political debate surrounding gun violence, both sides of the aisle are right in some respects but thoroughly blinded by their own partisan blinders in others. While Republicans are correct in emphasizing the need for mental health reform in order to reduce gun deaths, this call to action appears to be entirely disingenuous considering the attempted replacement of the Affordable Care Act with proposals that leave millions more without coverage and the means by which to receive mental health treatment. Democrats, on the other hand, are correct in looking to regulate the purchase of weapons, but the focus on “assault weapons” over handguns is entirely a political calculation meant to drum up support from even the most ardent gun owners, even though it has done just the opposite. As a result of this broken gun debate, the United States is in dire need of a cocktail of gun control measures and mental health reforms to remedy its gun violence epidemic, lest it will continue on as a nation consumed by its own insanity. Hunter Maenner is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in criminal justice and political science. His column, “Maenner’s Musings” runs on alternate Mondays.

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Rutgers scientists discuss importance of cryo-electron microscopy Claire Jarvis Contributing Writer

When the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to the developers of cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM), scientists at the Rutgers Center for Integrative Proteomics Research were not surprised. The technique has aided Rutgers scientists — and the university as a whole — in many ways. The Chemistr y Nobel was awarded on Oct. 4 to Jacques Dubochet, Joachim Frank and Richard Henderson “for developing cr yo-electron microscopy for the high-resolution structure determination of biomolecules in solution.” Getting a proper look at biomolecules such as proteins is the first step toward understanding how they work. Electron microscopy (EM) involves firing a beam of electrons at a sample and observing how the beam is disrupted, allowing scientists to back-project what the sample looks like, down to individual atoms. Biomolecules are fragile and water-logged, two things that make their analysis tricky. Single particle Cryo-EM gets around this by freezing the proteins in glassy ice and compensating for a gentler beam of electrons by taking more images from multiple angles. Rutgers has a strong international reputation when it comes to studying proteins, in part thanks to its position as host of the Protein Data Bank (PDB) – an international, public repository for protein structures. As Catherine Lawson, an associate research professor in Proteomics explains, Rutgers also hosts a special database for CryoEM images called the Electron Microscopy Data Bank (EMDB). The PDB holds models of proteins, the EMDB holds the raw data used to create these models, called “maps.” The first electron microscopy structure was archived in the PDB in 1992 before Rutgers won the contract to manage the Data Bank. The EMDB was founded four years later as a way to better understand the models in the PDB. Not long after that, Rutgers took charge of the EMDB too.

There are now over 13,000 structures in the PDB and 5,200 maps in the EMDB. In 2016 there were over 1,000 maps submitted to the EMDB, and the rate is increasing. Rutgers is well-connected to the newest Chemistry Nobel Laureates. Lawson points out that Richard Henderson is a Data Bank board member, and Joachim Frank works at Columbia University, making him a “local.” Lawson helps manage the EMDB and describes her mission to “work on creating the infrastructure for collecting information about Cr yo-EM experiments, to collect meaningful data and to tr y to make it easy for scientists.” Brian Hudson, a research associate in proteomics and biocurator of the databanks performs quality control on new submissions. The maps do not need to be perfect, he says, but they should be standardized and informative Cryo-electron microscopy is valuable for visualizing biomolecules in high resolution. This in turn so everyone understands how is essential for understanding how such biomolecules function, especially proteins. Rutgers is the they were created. host of the Protein Data Bank. COURTESY OF CATHERINE LAWSON “There are EM maps that are blobs, and there are EM maps is exciting in terms of the fun- structural feature of the populaAs Kaelber points out, the hard that are detailed level of resolu- damental understanding of cell tion. In tomography you want to part of Cryo-EM is fitting your mition. They can both be perfectly biology, he explained. look at a unique feature of individ- croscope settings to the sample. useful in their own particular “You can get enough data to get One of those experts is uals,” Dai said. ways. But you want this blob to be Wei Dai, assistant professor in The difference between to- an atomic resolution structure in the best possible blob it can be,” the Department of Cell Biology mography and single particle is a couple of days. But you usually Hudson said. how the different orientations are don’t, because there’s a lot of optiand Neuroscience. In the proteomics basement, In her research, Dai wants to retrieved in order to construct a mization that goes into it.” Rutgers scientists generate their “take a screenshot of the protein 3D image, Hudson said. Dai said that it could take three own Cryo-EM images using state- complex without purification, when “With a tomogram you have or more years before her group of-the-art facilities first launched they are in action in biological something sitting on the stage in members obtain publishable data in 2015. Jason the microscope from their Cryo-EM experiments. Kaelber, assisAccording to Kaelber, Rutand you just tant research tilt the sample gers is eyeing a new 300 kV professor in back and forth electron microscope, which “This is the very latest generation of instruments... proteomics so that you get would cost over $5 million in At Rutgers the instruments we have are capable of and Cryo-EM different views federal grants and university facility direcof it to recon- funds. A more powerful microachieving the resolution you need to be useful for tor, estimates struct a 3D im- scope would allow even better designing new drugs.” that there are image visualization. age,” he said fewer than a Lawson and Hudson hope With sinJason Kaelber hundred 200 gle particle, to continue their mission of arAssistant Research Professor in Proteomics kV electron the particle is chiving and curating the increasmicroscopes in embedded in ing volume of Cr yo-EM data — the world, and vitreous ice convincing other scientists of Rutgers has one of them. processes. I’m interested in several (which is more like a glass) and the importance of sharing their “This is the very latest genera- biology stories, for example host- there are these particles all in raw data. tion of instruments,” Kaelber said. phage interaction, protein aggre- different orientations so when a “Every published structure “At Rutgers the instruments we gation in degenerative diseases or beam is shined through it, one from the last 50 years is available have are capable of achieving the anti-drug resistance.” can observe these particles in a online for free in the PDB. Not resolution you need to be useful To achieve these screenshots whole bunch of different orienta- moldering on a tape, in a pile, in for designing new drugs.” a lab, in a format they no longer Dai and her team rely on a variant tions, he said. Some of the best expertise of Cryo-EM called cryotomograOne could use those, classify make hardware to read anymore at Rutgers is in imaging whole phy. “If you say ‘single particle’ them and average them out to re- — which is where a lot of this data cells and parts of cells, which you’re interested in a shared construct a 3D image, Hudson said. would end up,” Hudson said.


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Happy Birthday: Being reasonable and looking for practical solutions and applications to whatever comes your way will help you stabilize your future. Living within your means and making choices based on common sense and a strategy you’ve taken time to develop and put into place will protect you. Avoid excessive and impulsive behavior as well as people who are erratic. Your numbers are 2, 16, 22, 26, 34, 38, 45.

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): You’ll limit your chance to advance if you are difficult to get along with. Expect someone to sound a grievance. Respect the complaint and do your best to take care of your responsibilities. Self-improvement is featured. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Don’t feel the need to follow the crowd or get involved in an unpredictable situation regarding partners, joint ventures or anything that could end up costing you emotionally, financially or legally. Taking a practical approach will pay off. 3 stars

TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Put your current work and life situation in perspective. Don’t feel pressured to make a change if you aren’t ready. You have more options than you realize. Gather information, pick up additional skills and focus on what you want to achieve. 5 stars

SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Formulate your plans carefully and go over every detail before you jump into something risky. Precision, knowledge and facts will help you avoid being lured into a deal that sounds good but has hidden flaws. 4 stars

GEMINI (May 21-June 20): Channel your energy into activities that require physical endurance. It will ward off stress as well as any arguments that erupt due to emotional tension between you and someone you love. Aim to solve problems, not make them worse. 2 stars

SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Don’t get overly excited or upset by what others are doing. Separate from the crowd and focus on what is in your own best interest. Before helping someone else, take care of your own responsibilities. Take care of your health. 2 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Make changes at home that will add to your comfort. Socializing and networking can lead to opportunities, but may also cause anxiety. Only agree to the projects or pursuits that are easy for you to deal with. 4 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): You are right to question everything if you want to get things right. Your curiosity will serve you well and help you avoid a mistake that could be costly financially or emotionally. Avoid people who waffle or tend to be erratic. 5 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Hold off on making any moves that might influence your relationship with your lover, a sibling or a friend. Look for a positive way to resolve issues peacefully. Change can be good, but it has to be for the right reasons. 3 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): Relationships will need extra attention. You can bring about positive changes if you use your intelligence to find the best way to utilize your skills. An investment looks promising and could result in a financial gain. Romance is encouraged. 3 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): Gear up and get things done. Set your goals and don’t look back. An emotional matter is best put on hold until you feel you have all the facts. A partnership will falter if you act on an assumption. 3 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Question your relationships. Weed out poor influences. Not everyone will be happy with the choices you make, but if you feel stronger, safer or better off, then you’ve done what’s best and right for you. 3 stars

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October 16, 2017 WOMEN’S SOCCER RUTGERS 1, NO. 12 OHIO STATE 0

Rutgers knocks off No. 12 Ohio State behind late goal Robert Sanchez Correspondent

The Rutgers women’s soccer team knew the importance of this weekend. It knew who it was facing and it knew where it stood in the Big Ten standings — and it was up for the challenge.

After tying conference rival No. 13 Penn State (9-3-2, 5-1-2) 0-0 in double overtime on Thursday night, the Scarlet Knights (10-2-4, 4-2-3) came back out against No. 12 Ohio State (12-3-1, 7-2-0) on Sunday and held on for a 1-0 win. “We worked really hard and I think the challenge was to play

Senior defender Courtney Norton and the rest of the Knights defense secured the 1-0 shutout win against the Buckeyes. PATRICK CHEN / OCTOBER 2017

a tough game on Thursday and then get up for another hard game on Sunday and I think that they did that,” said head coach Mike O’Neill. “I was proud that they didn’t give anything up and as the game went on they got stronger and then the goal at the end was a big time goal by Brittany.” With seven minutes left in the second half and Rutgers on the verge of going to its third straight overtime game, sophomore forward Brittany LaPlant — who entered the game just three minutes earlier — broke a tackle in the box, set her feet and tucked her shot into the bottom right corner of the net. LaPlant, who has seen action in all 16 games of the season off the bench, was on the field for just 14 minutes but made every minute count on Sunday. “It’s a little more challenging because when you’re a starter you kind of get to have some time to get into the flow of the game,” LaPlant said. “So coming off the bench, it’s a little bit of a different mentality to come in right away and have an impact.”

The game was a tale of two halves. In the first half, the Knights couldn’t even muster a shot attempt as the Buckeyes outshot them 5-0. Junior goalkeeper Casey Murphy responded with two saves. In the second half, both Ohio State and Rutgers each had four shots and just like LaPlant’s minutes played, the Knights made every shot count. “We definitely had to fight to get the win today,” LaPlant said. “Ohio State, they came out they played hard. The first half didn’t really go the way that we wanted to but we came out and we fought hard in the second half and we were able to put one away and get the win.” On the defensive side of the ball, Rutgers posted back-to-back shutouts for the first time since a 2-0 win against Maryland on Sept. 17 and a 0-0 draw at Northwestern on Sept. 22. After a bit of a rough patch in the middle of the season, the defense is getting hot again at the right time. “Our mentality is to not let up any shots and services,” said senior defender Courtney Norton. “And from Penn State to today we did a really good job of that so we got to keep that going for the rest of the season and take it into postseason.” Sunday’s win also, at the very least, guaranteed the Knights with a top-eight ranking in the Big Ten standings. Now at 15 points, Rutgers sits in fourth in the conference behind only Minnesota, Penn State and Ohio State. The four points captured over the weekend against two top-15 teams also likely pushed the Knights back into the Division I top-25 rankings.

Seniors Norton, Murphy, forward Colby Ciarrocca, midfielder Christy Monroy and goalkeeper Brianna Scarola were all honored before the game as Rutgers celebrated its Senior Day. The big win only made the day even more special. “Yeah it means a lot,” Norton said. “The past three years I’ve been not a senior so actually being the senior is weird. We don’t like to lose at home at all or tie at home, so to get the win on Yurcak on Senior Day is really important to us.” The win was not only important for the seniors, but for O’Neill as well, who has seen these players grow and mature right before his very eyes. “When I look at the five players that are leaving us, this program is built around their character, their talent, their leadership,” O’Neill said. “They’ve been here three or four years and have been involved in a lot of big games, just like today, so I think it’s a tribute to them.” The Knights still have some work to do, though. On Saturday, Rutgers will travel to Bloomington, Indiana to face the Hoosiers (6-7-4, 2-4-3) before coming back home to finish the regular season against Michigan (5-4-6, 2-3-3). And as we’ve seen all season, anything can happen in the Big Ten. “I just think the Big Ten is one of the top conferences in the country,” O’Neill said. “There are no easy games, every game is a battle but we like that because that forces us to be at our best every single day.” For updates on the Rutgers women’s soccer team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

Sophomore forward Brittany LaPlant notches her first career game-winning goal and her third goal on the season. PATRICK CHEN / OCTOBER 2017


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Knights backfield push in 5 TDs vs. Illinois defense Griffin Whitmer Associate Sports Editor

CHAMPAIGN, Ill -- It was never supposed to be easy for the Rutgers football team in the Big Ten. But on Saturday against Illinois, running the ball was no problem at all, as the Scarlet Knights racked up 274 rushing yards and 5 touchdowns en route to a 35-24 victory over Illinois, the team’s first conference win since 2015, snapping a 16game losing streak. Make no mistake, Rutgers had come close to conference wins, but often squandered its chances due to turnovers and late collapses by the defense. But by running the ball so effectively, the Knights were able to control the tempo of the game and keep themselves ahead for the entire contest. Offensive coordinator Jerry Kill dialed up 45 running plays, as opposed to just 12 passes play -- nearly 4 times as many calls on the ground. “You can’t let a team run the ball like that. If you let a team run the ball like that on you, most of the time it will say loss at the end,” said Illinois head coach Lovie Smith of the way his defense was tasked with going against such a dominating offensive line.

Smith once brought a Chicago Bears team to the Super Bowl, but is now tasked with rebuilding a program perhaps in a worse situation than Rutgers and it showed on Saturday. On the stat sheet, Rutgers had 4 different running backs score a touchdown, with graduate transfer Gus Edwards scoring 2 of his own. Those 5 scores were the most a Scarlet Knight team has had in 14 years and the 274 yards were the most ever for the team in a Big Ten game. “The emphasis this whole week was running the ball and that the guys up front had to win the game for us,” Edwards said. “I feel like they stepped up to the plate and they did a great job creating holes.” And while quarterback Gio Rescigno did not have to throw the ball that much, he had no problem with that. He was effective rolling out of the pocket and finding receivers but also had a couple of successful designed running plays. He finished with 41 rushing yards and ran as hard as anyone on the team, putting his head down and fighting for every yard, the attitude set forth by his backs. After the game, he noted how a successful running game helps him as a passer.

champaign Rutgers gets 2nd victory of season in 35-24 win over weekend on road continued from back as well with coach Ash, it’s something we’ve been waiting for.” But the biggest question going into Saturday’s matchup — aside from the starting quarterback decision — was whether or not the secondary would be able to function properly without safety Saquan Hampton and cornerback Blessuan Austin. Though pass coverage proved spotty on numerous occasions, with receivers often wide open in the middle of the field, converted defensive backs like sophomore Jawuan Harris made up for it in other areas. Harris led the entire defense with 11 tackles, amassing a

forced fumble and an interception in his first career start at safety. Harris’ partner at safety, sophomore K.J. Gray, had himself a pick as well. On a grand scale, tackling for the Knights was a much more successful endeavor than in other games, where teams had traditionally garnered first downs left and right off of Rutgers’ empty efforts. But in all areas of the defense, tackling looked sharper than ever, often saving the team from its mistakes in coverage and in possession, of which there were quite a few. Still — for the first time in a long time — the Knights have something to celebrate. Almost

Junior quarterback Giovanni Rescigno snaps the ball in his first start since last November. He went 5-10 for 89 yards. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / PHOTO EDITOR

“It’s incredible. (Head) coach (Chris Ash) talked about how we had to win the game up front this week and I really think we did that,” Rescigno said. “I think the stats speak for themselves. So shout out to the O-Line they did an amazing job and an incredible job. They really dominated up front and I think that was huge for our success.” While Ash’s job as the head man is not in jeopardy, the game against the Illini was nothing short of a must-win for him and the program. Illinois had been struggling all season and was starting 10 true freshman, as Smith committed a youth movement. Saturday’s game was the best chance the Knights would have to win a Big Ten game this season and Ash made the decision to go back to the basics -- hard-nosed, lunch pail, Big Ten football. It wasn’t fancy, it wasn’t exciting, but it got the job done. From the starting 5 offensive linemen to the tight ends to the wide receivers, everyone dominated in their respective blocking matchups. The win gives the team plenty of confidence with another opportunity at a win coming Saturday against Purdue and more positive outlook

two years after their last conference win, Ash and his team found themselves soaked in emotion (and a lot of water) in the locker room following the game. Forget whatever streaks there

on the season, all thanks to the running game. “You can’t do that without guys up front. We’re really happy to be able to run the ball like that. We feel if you can run the ball like that you have a chance to win,”

Ash said. “It all starts with those guys up front and I’m really proud of them.” For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow @GriffinWhitmer and @TargumSports on Twitter.

Senior running back Robert Martin stiff-arms a defender on one of his five rushing attempts against Illinois. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / PHOTO EDITOR

are. Until tomorrow, this one counts. “Just so happy for those guys,” Ash said. “They’ve been through a lot in the last couple of years. We’ve worked them really hard, and they’ve been through a lot of

down times. And they’ve never given up, never quit.” For updates on the Rutgers football team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.


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Freshman running back Raheem Blackshear levels a defender after a 19-yard rush into the endzone to put Rutgers up 7-0 in the first quarter. Blackshear concluded his day with 87-rushing yards on six attempts, apart of a dominant Knights backfield Saturday afternoon. DIMITRI RODRIGUEZ / PHOTO EDITOR

CHAMPAIGN SHUTDOWN Scarlet Knights capture 1st Big Ten win in 2 years, beating Illinois in front of its home crowd, 35-24 Jon Spilletti

“In the big picture, this is a huge victor y,” said head coach Chris Ash. “Huge win. ... To be able to win in the Big Ten when people say you can’t, shouldn’t belong, you’re not good enough ... it is huge for the program.” The Knights offense ran through its rush — with 274 yards shared among five players, the visitors collected their most rushing yards in a Big Ten game. That effort was led by graduate transfer Gus Edwards, who was due for a solid game after senior Robert Martin had upped his performance in the first few games of the season. On 21 attempts, Edwards paced the position group with 91 yards.

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill -- At season’s end — at least record-wise — no one will be able to say the Rutgers football team regressed from last year. There is a “2” in the win column, and whether that lasts until the end of season or not, the Scarlet Knights will at worst stay even. That number is the product of the team’s best Saturday of the year so far, as Rutgers (2-4, 1-2) made the trip to Champaign to defeat Illinois (2-4, 0-3), 35-24, in what was its first Big Ten win since a 55-52 win over Indiana in 2015.

“The emphasis this whole week just running the ball,” Edwards said. “The guys up front had to win the game for us. And I feel like they stepped up to the plate, and they did a great job creating holes.” Like most others at the unit, Edwards topped off his day with a touchdown — 2, in fact — and Rutgers running backs scored all 5 of the team’s touchdowns in Saturday’s game, with Martin, freshman Raheem Blackshear and senior Josh Hicks nabbing one each. It was a fruitful day for the Knights backfield, collecting 5 touchdowns through the rush for the first time against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent since 2003 against Navy.

New England New York (A)

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Chicago Baltimore

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San Francisco Washington

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Cleveland Houston

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Detroit New Orleans

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Green Bay Minnesota

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CHRIS ASH,

head coach of the football team, captured his first Big Ten win ever this past weekend. Ash also picked up his first road win at the helm of the Scarlet Knights with the win over Illinois on Saturday.

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But the running game was not restricted to the backs themselves, as junior quarterback Giovanni Rescigno — an old face getting his first start since November of last year — got in on the action with 41 rushing yards of his own. And though he didn’t go the passing route much, Rescigno still had 89 yards to show for it, with wide receivers Janarion Grant and Dacoven Bailey on the other end. He, along with the rest of his team, had a lot to be happy about after the game. “It was awesome,” Rescigno said. “Just being with the guys, celebrating with the guys,

MEN’S GOLF

TENNIS

MEN’S SOCCER

FIELD HOCKEY

at Georgetown

ITA Regional Championships

vs. Lafayette

at Penn State

Today, All Day, Washington D.C.

Wednesday, All Day, Philadelphia, PA

Wednesday, 7 p.m., Yurcak Field

Friday, 5 p.m., University Park, Pa.

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