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PRONOUNCING NAMES Campaign is launched to encourage pronouncing students’ names correctly

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Rutgers Board of Governors says yes to student medical amnesty KAYON AMOS CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Eddy Iturbide, left, Carimer Andujar and Sergio Abreu started a group, UndocuRutgers, to help undocumented immigrants who need help with their time on campus. CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ

Undocumented immigrant students receive help at U. CAMILO MONTOYA-GALVEZ STAFF WRITER

Heavy engineering course work, a job at a café in her hometown of Passaic, N.J., and her own financial hardships as an undocumented student did not waver Carimer Andujar’s resolve to help others in similar predicaments. This semester, her plans came to fruition when UndocuRutgers became an active student organization committed to extending support and advice to undocumented students in Rutgers—New Brunswick. The group’s membership is not only made up of undocumented individuals. They are joined by students like Eddy Iturbide and Sergio Abreu who stand in solidarity with Andujar’s belief that she is an American in every way except for a “piece of paper.” Iturbide, the group’s liaison, was undocumented until recently becoming a permanent resident. A scholarship allowed the now School of Engineering sophomore to earn his associates degree at Hudson Community College before transferring to Rutgers. Having lived without a legal status since immigrating from Mexico as a child, Iturbide is well aware of the narrative used by many, especially conservatives, that brands them as “illegal aliens” and as a financial burden to American society, he said. Not only does he think that this unjust, but said it is also factually inaccurate. “I’ve heard that (undocumented immigrants) take a lot, that they reap the benefits. That’s definitely not the case,” he said. “I started working at age 19 and ever since I’ve been paying taxes. The taxes are a lot in terms of my paycheck and that’s alright.” Iturbide cut hair and worked in restaurants to help his family until

he was able to apply for deferred action status. Once he obtained a work permit under the program, he began paying taxes and continues to as a resident. His family also pays taxes every year, he said. Not including federal taxes, undocumented immigrants pay an estimated $11.64 billion in state and local taxes every year, according to a study by the Institute of Taxation and Economic Policy released earlier this year. Undocumented immigrants residing in New Jersey pay nearly 600 million dollars in state and local taxes. The same report found that around 50 percent of the total undocumented population in the United State pay these state and local taxes. Abreu, treasurer of UndocuRutgers, is a U.S. citizen and also finds this negative perception of undocumented immigrants as “not valid.” The School of Engineering junior said the community is treated as a “scapegoat” for many of the countr y’s woes. “They are Americans. They live the same lives as anybody else…I think people place a lot of blame on them that they really don’t deserve,” he said. Although they are troubled by the rhetoric coming from Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump— his proposals to deport millions of undocumented immigrants and to repeal the President’s executive actions would have personal implications on them if enacted— Andujar and Iturbide remain confident that Trump’s claims are unfounded while their cause is just and attainable. When he announced his presidential bid last summer, Trump said Mexico was sending people with problems, rapists and SEE HELP ON PAGE 5

Rutgers students no longer need to be wary of calling for medical help if their friends are suffering from drug or alcohol overdoses. At the University’s Board of Governors’ last meeting, two amendments were made to the Code of Student Conduct, which allowed for medical amnesty to aid students suffering from drug or alcohol overdoses. This means students accused of violating a drug or residence hall policy will appear before a committee rather than be punished by a single administrator. If students drinking underage or under the influence of drugs report a potentially dangerous situation, they will not be charged with a violation of the Rutgers University Code of Conduct. Medical amnesty was first proposed last spring by a RUSA committee and approved in May by Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Felicia McGinty, said Anne Newman,

assistant vice chancellor for Student Affairs and Dean of students. “When students are drinking underage or consuming drugs, and either themselves or one of their friends is suffering from alcohol poisoning we wanted them to not have to fear calling 9-1-1 for assistance without ... repercussions because we value their life more than getting them in trouble for drinking underage or consuming drugs,” said Justin Schulberg, RUSA president and a School of Arts and Sciences senior. The RUSA committee first proposed medical amnesty because there was a gap between current state law and in actual University practice, Schulberg said. State law allows for medical amnesty, while in the past Rutgers did not. Any changes to the Code of Student Conduct must be approved first by Barbara Lee, senior vice president for Academic Affairs, and then the Board of Governors. Additionally, if students report any form of sexual violence and

are under the influence of alcohol or drugs, the University will not charge them with misconduct related to alcohol or drugs while reporting the sexual violence, Schulberg said. “We would prefer if students weren’t underage drinking or doing drugs at all, but being realistic about it, if that were to happen, we don’t want another student death on us,” he said. In 2014, Caitlyn Kovacs, a Rutgers student, was pronounced dead moments after being taken to the Robert Wood Johnson Hospital Emergency Department. Following an autopsy, it was found that Kovacs died from acute ethanol toxicity. A national survey found that alcohol is involved in the deaths of about 1,825 college students, 696,000 cases of assault, and 97,000 cases of sexual assault, according to the RUSA Medical Amnesty Investigative Report. SEE AMNESTY ON PAGE 5

School innoculates more than 21,000 students with meningitis B vaccines

About 3,000 students declined to receive the meningitis B vaccine, which Rutgers recommended for all undergraduate students at the beginning of this semester. More than 21,000 students received the vaccine from a Rutgers facility. GRAPHIC BY HELEN PICARD


Following the outbreak of meningitis B last spring, Rutgers of fered prevention and vaccinations students. To date, Rutgers has administered 21,571 doses of the meningitis B vaccine to students. Of

those, 3,864 doses were provided by on-campus clinics, 3,491 were given at the Hurtado Health center and the rest were administered off-campus, said Melodee Lasky, assistant vice chancellor for Health & Wellness. Roughly 3,000 students sent in forms declining to receive the meningitis B vaccine so far.

All undergraduate students are required to either submit verification of receiving the vaccines or to sign a separate document formally declining the vaccination. The declination form outlines risks and prevention methods associated with meningitis B, according to Student Health Services.



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School prepares to open new facility for adults with autism

The Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services is building a facility to help adults diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, where 20 adults over the age of 21 will work with 10 caregivers, and later, up to 20 graduate students. MARIELLE SUMERGIDO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

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One in 68 children nationally, and one in 45 children in New Jersey, are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder, which is one of the fastest-growing developmental disabilities in America, according to the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services (RCAAS). The Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA) requires children up the age of 21 be given the resources for educational growth through special curricula, teaching aids and home instruction programs. But once they leave the public school system, there are few resources that have expert support for adults with ASD to be successful in jobs and other aspects of their lives, according to the RCAAS brochure. The intends to demonstrate how universities can provide a model that integrates academic research, student training and comprehensive community inclusion of adults with ASD. “Autism is not so much an educational issue as it is an acceptability issue. Taking services away from individuals after the

age of 21 is akin to taking away the wheelchair from a paraplegic just because they turn 21,” said Christopher Manente, executive director of RCAAS. Since there are no centers established for adults, Manente said the initiative was special. “It is unfortunate that people shy away from giving (individuals with ASD) opportunities to

students with the clinical and professional expertise to support this underserved population, according to the RCAAS brochure. Additionally, the center will serve as a hub for Rutgers’ interdisciplinary research collaborations on adult autism studies, yielding the translational research outcomes needed to inform public policy and best

provide residence to 20 adults with autism. Manente explained that at the Workday Program, adults will be paired with direct care clinical staff members in a ratio of 2:1. There will also be 10 faculty members conducting research and publishing their findings to the global population. The Residential Program will

“Autism is not so much an educational issue as it is an acceptability issue. Taking services away from individuals after the age of 21 is akin to taking away the wheelchair from a paraplegic just because they turn 21.” christopher manente Executive Director of the Rutgers Center for Adult Autism Services

grow and lead a normal life. This is precisely why I’m proud to be at a school that is leading to bring about a social change,” said School of Arts and Sciences junior Ateet Chopra. The center will provide customized vocational and residential services for adults with ASD, situated within integrated-community settings, while equipping Rutgers

practices in meeting the needs of adults with ASD. “We will build a new 12,500 square-feet, state-of-the-art facility at Douglass campus,” Manente said. RCAAS will focus on two main programs: a Workday Program that will provide between 50 to 60 adults with vocational and recreational opportunities and a Pilot Residential Program that will

be accelerated in Phase II of the center’s growth and will house 20 graduate students along with 20 adults with autism. “We are really looking to change the world for all adults with autism,” he said. RCAAS also works with undergraduates and graduates for internship opportunities and practical training.

“These students will receive world class training in what it takes to support adults with autism. They can go into the world and get jobs in other agencies where they can boost quality,” Manente said. Chopra said he agrees with Manente’s point of view. “It is one thing to read about it in textbooks, but it’s another thing to live it. The fact that I can get a chance to bring about a positive change in the lives (of adults with autism) already excites me,” he said. The RCAAS receives funds from New Jersey’s Division of Developmental Disabilities, Manente said. “We are also soliciting funds from corporates, individual donors and state and federal research grants,” he said. Although RCAAS is still developing, Manente said they were looking for people to help support their mission. “This program has a global reach,” he said. Chopra believes the center will help students receive insight into the lives of people suffering from ASD. “It is amazing to see Rutgers make the right strides,” he said.

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HELP Trump’s rhetoric is harmful, dehumanizing to immigrants CONTINUED FROM FRONT

The Rutgers University Board of Governors approved medical amnesty for the Code of Student Conduct at their last meeting, which allows students to call for emergency services if someone overdoses on drugs or alcohol. GRAPHIC BY MICHAEL MAKMUR / STAFF DESIGNER

AMNESTY New rules allow students to call for help if friend is in medical distress without repercussions CONTINUED FROM FRONT

“We want people who are drinking, and if they engage in binge drinking, we want them to be able to call 911 as an instinct, not as some long drawn out conversation talking about what they should do,” Schulberg said. Some students say these amendments could be abused. Celeste St. Clair, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said it is beneficial for students to be able to report sexual

crimes without fear, but she still has her reser vations. Students can accuse others falsely of sexual assault and tarnish their reputation, St. Clair said, adding that evidence should be presented. Although it is possible, she hopes no one takes advantage of the amendment. Roughly 5.9 percent of sexual assault cases were “provably false” at large universities, according to an analysis by the National Review.

VACCINES There are 48,000 undergraduates at Rutgers, about 21,000 students have received vaccine CONTINUED FROM FRONT Meningitis B is a potentially fatal bacterial infection spread through direct exchanges of saliva. This means it is transmittable through kissing or sharing drinks, cosmetics or utensils that come into contact with a victim’s mouth, Lasky said. No direct connection was found between the two students who were hospitalized with the illness last semester even though they had identical strains of the bacteria, which indicates the disease may still be present on campus, she said. “This is an illness that students need to take seriously.” Lasky said, “It is estimated that one in 10 people who contract the disease die within the first 24 hours.” The most widely-used vaccines for meningitis B are Trumenba and Bexsero. Both recommend a series of two or three doses, taken a few months apart, and both are available in clinics, local pharmacies and health centers throughout campus, according to Health Services.

There will be clinics Oct. 25 and 26, as well as Nov. 3 and 7 for students who have not yet gotten their first dose of the vaccine, she said. These on-campus clinics are designed to get students in and out as efficiently as possible. “If students think they’re safe because enough of the rest of

The Code of Student Conduct There is uncertainty with the results because “44.9 percent of cas- was also amended to create a es ‘did not proceed’ — meaning hearing option for students facing there was insufficient evidence, alcohol violations or residence the accuser was uncooperative hall policy violations. The creation of a Communior the incident did not meet the ty Standards legal standard Board gives stuof assault.” Creating am“We don’t want another dents the opportunity to have nesty for stustudent death on us.” their case heard dents may help before a group encourage JUSTIN SCHULBERG of students rathmore victims Rutgers University Student Assembly er than just one to come forPresident administrator, ward, SchulNewman said. berg said. “We believe this option pro“We hope that more people will report sexual assault that they vides students with another opeither witness or experience be- tion in the student conduct procause of this policy,” he said. “We cess and provides more student have a feeling that will be the real- engagement in the Office of Student Conduct,” she said. ity, but only time will tell.”

The number of response forms is currently within the expected range, but Lasky said compliance tends to falter after the initial dosage. Less than one-third of first dose recipients follow through with the second or third doses, according to The National Meningitis Association. Without a full dosage, the vaccination only provides temporary and partial protection against meningitis B. “The best protection is is shown to be completion of the vaccination series” Lasky said. “We are

“This is an illness that students need to take seriously.” MELODEE LASKY Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health and Wellness

the students have been vaccinated, that’s not the case. The vaccine only protects the person who receives the vaccine” Lasky said. It is not too late to start the vaccination series, she said. Three hundred and fifty of the students who originally submitted a form declining the vaccine later decided to receive the first dose.

not out of the woods yet.” Carrie Liu, a Rutgers Business School junior, received two of the three doses of the meningitis B vaccine. “I got the shot mainly because ever yone else did,” Liu said, “I didn’t know about the cases or about what really caused Meningitis. I just put my life in the hands of the doctors

and researchers, assuming they knew what was best.” Liu received the first dose of Trumenba at a Rutgers vaccination clinic back in June and the second dose at the Hurtado Health Center on the College Avenue Campus. She plans to complete the series a few months from now with the final “booster” shot. “I know two people who have declined the vaccination. They seem to have done some research and decided the chances of a larger outbreak is low since there have only been a few cases,” Liu said. Despite the relatively low likelihood of contracting meningitis B, the bacteria’s origin on campus is still unknown, and therefore does pose a risk to students, said Elizabeth Nand, a School of Arts and Sciences Junior. “I think the main reason for people not getting vaccinated is a lack of information or poor education on the efficacy of vaccines,” Nand said. It is not worth it to go unprotected, she said. “Students need to be aware that Meningitis is a serious illness that might leave you permanently damaged,” Nand said. “When it comes to weighing the rest of your life against a needle, I think the choice is pretty clear.”

people who are bringing crime and drugs. Some, he assumed, were “good people.” “I was undocumented, I grew up here, I went to high school and elementary school here and now I’m at Rutgers trying to be an engineer,” Iturbide said. “Do I sound like a rapist?” Even if Trump is not elected, Andujar is worried about the legacy of the “dehumanizing” discourse that his campaign is promoting. “He’s referring to us as pests,” she said. “If we have a retrospective look of history, we know how this is going to happen. We know what is going to happen if he wins. History repeats itself.” Although they are not overly enthusiastic about a Hillar y Clinton presidency— Andujar said she is a typical politician— they hope the Democratic nominee will keep her promises and support their community. The former first lady has vowed to introduce comprehensive immigration reform with a pathway to “full and equal” citizenship within her first 100 days in office and to defend the President’s executive actions. Despite having their own obstacles because of their legal statuses, financial situations and demanding schedules, the members of UndocuRutgers remain determined to help those who are going through similar experiences. For all of them, this commitment is rooted in the values instilled by their families. They will host a college fair on Nov. 19 in the Cook Campus Center to help undocumented high school and college students with admissions, financial aid and information regarding DACA. “I was raised to be helpful and I like to give back, especially if I’ve been through it,” Iturbide said. “I know all the struggles of an undocumented student. If I can help someone who can or is going through it, I will definitely help.”

CRIME OCT. 18 WINSLOW TWP. — Registered sex offender Anthony Price was allegedly caught masturbating while looking into his neighbor’s window. Police responded when an “elderly caller” phoned to report a man on her deck, who may have been trying to break in. When authorities arrived, Price fled the scene on foot. A surveillance system captured the incident. A photo of the 45-year-old man matched the description in the video. Price was charged with lewdness, harassment and trespassing and sent to the Camden County Correctional Facility.


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Far worse problems than Trump or Hillary


’m going to take a break from the usual REALITY CHECK lambasting of the two worst presidential candidates in modern history to STEVEN WYNEN take a look at the deep-rooted societal epidemics that the United States is contending with. These will not go away if either the Orange Man or the Wicked Witch of the West takes the throne. There are two examples I will use to compare the current fiscally perilous, socially combative and corrupt political atmosphere that the United States is in. The first is the analogy between the United States government and the once proud and mighty Byzantine Empire of late-antiquity. Continuing the Roman tradition in the East, the Greek Orthodox Byzantines were the pinnacle of Western theological, political and economic discourse in the 5th-7th centuries C.E. Overtime, the Byzantine elite became complacent with the success of the empire. Religious orders and pet projects of the court (read: interest groups) were financed by the empire’s treasury. The mercantile middle class and the agrarian peasantry were taxed more and more each decade to fill up Constantinople’s coffers. At the same time, the Byzantine government attempted to expand government services, with the only plan to make up the difference being to tax the already over-taxed merchants and farmers. By 1400, the political system was irrecoverably corrupt, the treasury was in debt over its head, its military unresponsive to civilian leadership and decades of consecutive declining in birth rate had weakened the Byzantine Empire to the point where it would take a Herculean shift in the paradigm of Byzantine society to return to its old ways of efficient government, lower taxes and less public spending. By 1453, the once proud Byzantines met their end at the hands of the new regional superpower, the Ottoman Turks. American society today is more aptly described as similar to those of the remnants of the Roman Empire in the Middle Ages. Medieval speech codes were written to prevent theologians and scholastics (Medieval academics) to go against church doctrine on a variety of issues, most famously the presupposed revolving of the Sun around the Earth. There is a reason why Galileo was convicted of heresy by the Holy Office when he published what we now take as basic scientific truth that the Earth revolves around the Sun. Today, God in godless academia is made up of the prevailing leftwing beliefs on nearly everything. I can say for myself that I have never had a single professor at Rutgers who openly proclaimed their support for any conservative or libertarian thinkers or policies, but nearly all of my professors openly proclaim their belief that Hillary Clinton (or Bernie Sanders) is the herald of the Second Coming. Implicit speech codes are every bit as wrong as codified ones. Universities in the Middle Ages were largely thinking-factories, not thinking-facilitators. They taught their students exactly what to think and how to go about thinking it. American academia unfortunately borrows heftily from that tradition. On matters economic, one-quarter of American households possess zero or a negative net-wealth. The middle class continues to find itself servicing trillions of dollars of consumer debt to big banks. In the Middle Ages, medieval peasants possessed no financial wealth. Thus, they would pledge loyalty to barons or baronesses in return for food and shelter. Today, the so-called benevolent government distributes nearly insolvent entitlements (also in the forms of lucrative government defense contracts and university endowments) and in return the masses swear their fealty at the voting booths. Consider that in the Middle Ages, superstition replaced reason as the main method for understanding. Ancient Greek, the language necessary for studying the early forms of rational thought and empirical discourse of the Athenians, was largely forgotten by the early sixth century. Widespread literacy disappeared until the educational reforms of the Renaissance. Today, the United States government spends roughly $11,000 a year per student. Forty percent of Americans can’t name the current Vice Presidential candidates. Fifty-three percent of Americans don’t know that the first 10 amendments of the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights. Eighty-three percent of Americans don’t know who the sitting Chief Justice of the Supreme Court is. This is abjectly pathetic. We like to think ourselves as the pinnacle of human progress, but in reality there are clear signs of regression despite the advances that have been made in the last century. A President Trump or a President Clinton will not change the complacency of today’s American society. It will take serious effort on the part of individuals to begin to undue the delusion that $100 billion spending deficits are okay because they’re not trillion-dollar spending deficits, or that one-quarter of American households having no wealth is fine because the government will simply tax wealth-creators to distribute more. Buck has to stop somewhere. Steven Wynen is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in history and political science with a minor in economics. His column, “Reality Check,” runs on alternate Wednesdays.



Say my name, say my name (correctly) Educators are encouraged to properly pronounce students’ names


A multiplicity of awful, personal stories about hat’s in a name?” It’s a famous Shakespeare quote from the classic play of “Ro- teachers (or peers) mispronouncing names is not meo and Juliet,” where Juliet complains at all uncommon. A black woman in a classroom that Romeo’s name, particularly his last name, Mon- might be called Sasha, and it isn’t unheard of for tague, is meaningless, and he would be the same man an instructor to have called her another so-called “stereotypical” name like Shaniqua or LaToya, esshe loved even if he was called something different. Although Juliet argues that names are irrele- sentially disrespecting her individual identity. Or vant, names do matter. After all it was their names, an Indian-American man might be called Nikhilesh, the signifier of who they are and where they come and a teacher suddenly decided that his name is too from, that kept them apart and forced them to re- difficult to pronounce and doesn’t feel like trying, sort to schemes that led to their tragic deaths. Juliet therefore he will have a new name of “Nicky” without might’ve loved Romeo regardless of his name, but asking the student for permission. Non-Anglo-Saxon names, or broadly, non-Eurowhat his name symbolized and what the connotation of his name translated to in the real world had pean names, tend to be considered “too difficult” palpable effects. Names are not exactly this era’s to pronounce, and people don’t make the attempt most pressing concern, yet it would be erroneous to to pronounce them correctly. Uzoamak Aduba, believe that names don’t have an affect on who you known for her role as “Crazy Eyes” in “Orange is the New Black,” made a are, how you are conscious decision not perceived or how to change her Nigeripeople treat you — “It may sound like common sense, but it an name to something it would be erronehappens too often when this polite and else more palatable for ous to believe they considerate etiquette doesn’t happen.” Hollywood. As a child, don’t matter. Aduba asked her mothSo fast-forward er if she could be called more than four centuries since the drama was written, and we still Zoe, since people in school couldn’t figure out see that what a person is called is full of value and how to say her name, and in response her mother brimming with meaning. But sometimes, it can be said, “If they can learn to say Tchaikovsky and botched, disregarded and ignored. Names are a crit- Michelangelo and Dostoyevsky, they can learn to ical part of our identity, so the National Association say Uzoamak.” Naturally, there will be times when accidental for Bilingual Education and the Santa Clara County, California Office of Education launched a campaign mispronunciations happen and it isn’t necessarily in 2015 called “My Name, My Identity: A Declaration a terrible thing. It’s a slight slip-up that can be forgiven or shrugged off. Plenty of students probably of Self,” which recently gained traction. Schools all over the county — mostly in primary don’t care what name they’re called, but some do and secondary education — are implementing pol- and will try to correct the person addressing them. icies to urge administrators and educators to pro- However, when other people don’t even try to put an nounce a student’s name correctly or, at the very effort and are dismissive, or even go as far as imposleast, to the best of their abilities. If they don’t know ing another name that the student doesn’t approve how to pronounce a name or accidentally pronounce of, then that’s unacceptable. The act of relentlessly it the wrong way, then they are encouraged to ask the pronouncing someone’s name incorrectly is a form student how their name is pronounced. It may sound of cultural insensitivity, an erasure of their heritage like common sense, but it happens too often when and a deprivation of the right of a person to assert his or her identity. this polite and considerate etiquette doesn’t happen. The Daily Targum’s editorials represent the views of the majority of the 148th editorial board. Columns, cartoons and letters do not necessarily reflect the views of the Targum Publishing Company or its staff.

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October 19, 2016

Rutgers is justified in its commemoration of Paul Robeson COMMENTARY POLINA GORYUNOVA


ndrea Vacchiano must think that the Targum readership is stupid. In damning a courageous figure like Paul Robeson, she repeats the same propaganda, counterintelligence and yellow journalism that the United States has been using for decades to terrify its population into submission and scare the masses away from socialism. This is somewhat ironic that Vacchiano wishes for as weak a state as possible, yet gives nothing but validation to the deception and the Cold War lies. This is not surprising. The rich and their agents always criticize the state until it uses its power to manipulate the masses into the support of the social elite — the rich. Vacchiano throws around terms like “liberty” and “freedom,” but what is this liberty and freedom that is being expressed? For one, holding up a figure like Milton Friedman and his toxic policies of neoliberalism, one is not perpetuating freedom and liberty for the masses of people. The kind of freedom Vacchiano supports is the freedom to oppress, exploit and enslave hundreds of millions around the globe. Upholding Friedman and his ideology means more than simply favoring an

economist. It means to champion inequality and inequity. To uphold Friedman and the capitalist system at large is to uphold necessary poverty and the need for permanent stratification and exploitation of the working masses. It means celebrating unemployment in the United States due to the needs of labor market and profit incentive of outsourcing, while simultaneously cheering the enslavement of children in Africa and the exploitation sweatshop labor. It means starving people of the third world because it is more profitable to bet against a farm in the form

share among their family. This is the “freedom” that keeps poverty a necessity, and which must exploit the working masses in order to gain monetary profit for the fewest of few. This is the “freedom” of Friedman and Vacchiano, the same freedom that has put millions of students into crippling debt. And yet, Vacchiano has the nerve to compare Milton Friedman and Paul Robeson. Robeson did not stand for stratification or hoarding of wealth in the hands of the few. Robeson did not give the oppressors more justification for the oppression they spread

“To uphold Friedman and the capitalist system at large is to uphold necessary poverty and the need for permanent stratification and exploitation of the working masses.” of divertives and CDO’s than to invest in the farm itself thus leaving the farmer without the farming resources and the community without food. Upholding neoliberalism is to cheer the profits of private prisons — the new slave trade. It is to celebrate the destruction of entire civilizations for the profit of the few. It is to put the desire of profit of the few over the needs and well-being of the many. This is the “freedom” that stems from Friedman’s thought. This is the “freedom” that keeps Africa starved and in chains and millions of children in sweatshops for 14 hours a day, just so they can afford stale bread to

around the world for their profits. Paul Robeson stood up to that capitalist swine and their stooges with nothing less than full confidence and conviction. He stood not just for the liberation of his own people, who at the time were facing Jim Crow, but for liberation and unity of all peoples. Paul Robeson did not offer advice to fascists but condemned them without hesitation. The kind of freedom that Paul Robeson represents is the freedom that one can express when they aren’t working two jobs just to make ends meet and their labor stolen by capitalists for profit. The freedom to live

one’s life without worrying of being evicted from their home or shot for the color of their skin. Paul Robeson represents a freedom that allows the workers to control economy. It is the freedom of peoples across the world to have the right of self-determination, to allow the oppressed of the world to be free of imperialist domination. Paul Robeson and Milton Friedman are not like one another. Friedman and people like Vacchiano do not wish to extend freedom but, rather, extend the ability of the rich to dominate the lives of working masses. These despicable people are trying to put blame on the state as if it only existed in form and not the content. But this is a simple misdirection. The state of the rich must be destroyed and replaced by a state of the working people. When oppression is necessary, it is not for profit or personal gain but to prevent those who wish to hoard the means of sustenance. This is not a question of choosing between two figures of history. This is about making the choice between being exploited by the rich and subjugated for their profit through the market and the state that supports them, or, the freedom of mass democracy of the working people and a state that protects their interests and needs, the mass interests and the mass needs. Which side are you on? Polina Goryunova is a School of Arts and Sciences junior majoring in philosophy and mathematics.

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Ditch that foot-long hoagie, go cakegasm for lunch

Have the best cakegasm you ever had in your life by treating yo’ self to some decadent slices of heaven. You will have cake emojis flashing in your eyes in no time. NICOLETTE ACCARDI / FEATURES EDITOR


Eating cake is probably my favorite form of exercise. You lift your fork to your mouth then chew — it’s a verb, so therefore it’s exercise. New Brunswick really lacks in the bakery department. I don’t know of any specialty bakeshops

around town, which is just downright ludicrous. Scarlet Sweets is opening soon at The Yard, but they are not open yet unfortunately — disregard the tear rolling down my cheek. It’s okay though, because I discovered a five-star “baker y” at a deli. Yes, I repeat, a deli. The Rafferty Gourmet, which is connected to Old Man Rafferty’s,

has a colossal display window full of intricate cakes, cookies, brownies and other ritzy looking desserts. My jaw dropped once I walked in. I went there just to get a basic sandwich then bam, I come across Betty Crocker land. Once I saw the display, I’m pretty sure cake emojis flashed in my eyes. These were probably the

I swear I shoved this cake in most fancy cakes I’ve ever seen in my 20 years of cake consumption. my mouth so fast I basically got They had a cake called “Vesu- whiplash. It was the equivalent of vius,” which is chocolate brownie a vacuum cleaner sucking stuff cake layered with caramel, then up — cake edition. The banana topped with cheesecake. This cake was thick and moist as it sounds decadent enough, but of disintegrated in my mouth. The course they didn’t stop there be- icing exploded banana flavor all cause this place is hella ritzy. It’s over my taste buds and was acalso dipped in chocolate ganache, tually legit icing, not that ratchet topped with chocolate mousse buttercream mush grocery store and nuts— can’t forget those nuts. “bakeries” use on cakes. The custard in between one This cake had a pretty obscure name so I thought, “Eh, this is too layer of the cake was actually baover-the-top fancy for me.” Plus, nana flavored as well. This place with all that chocolate at once, my doesn’t mess around. Once I hit insides would probably turn into the chocolate fudge layer with Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory. dark chocolate chips scattered My eyes wandered around the throughout I think I blacked 20-plus cakes for probably 20 min- out from the intense cake-gasm I had. It’s utes while the unfor tunatelady was starly all a blur ing me down from there. at the counter. I went back She probably “I swear I shoved this two days later thought I was cake in my mouth so fast to attempt this an indecisive weirdo, but I basically got whiplash. ” life changing cake experiwhat does she ence all over want from life again. I bought — leave me the “Salted alone lady, I’m Caramel Vacake shopping. I ultimately decided on the “Ba- nilla Crunch Cake” because the nana Chocolate Chip,” which con- menu description online (yes, I sists of creamy custard and sweet looked up cake online because bananas with a dense banana cake I’m a wack job when it comes to cake) sounded magnificent statfilled with dark chocolate chips. I’m surprised I wasn’t deliri- ing, “Crave upon crave. Our suous from all the cake-staring and pernaturally light, but buttery, vamanaged to pay normally. I paid a nilla-flecked pudding cake holds whopping $6.25 for a slice of cake waves of rich caramel cake. Dra— wow, I must have really wanted ma builds in this masterpiece with a salted caramel crunch layer, a to shove cake in my mouth. Since my cake was “fine-din- creamy custard layer and a sexy ing” material, I of course wanted caramel finish.” I obviously bought it and then my environment to match the occasion. I chose to sit on a lovely on my way out, I dropped it on bench with cigarette buds sur- the street. I guess that’s my cue rounding me. I truly felt like I was to take a break from all these cake-gasms. dining at the Ritz-Carlton. You know, I wonder if Old Man Okay, so sitting outside in New Brunswick isn’t exactly the epito- Rafferty is some old guy in the me of fancy living, but I was not back that makes these cakes. If going to allow that to sabotage my that’s the case, he should go on Cupcake Wars. intimate cake moment.


October 19, 2016

Mark Tatulli Horoscopes


Page 9 Eugenia Last

Happy Birthday: Look at the big picture and consider your options. You can make any choice you want, so don’t let anyone bully you into doing something you don’t want to do this year. Make a point to contribute to something that will make you feel good as well as introduce you to new friends and possibilities. Romance is highlighted. Your numbers are 9, 16, 20, 26, 29, 31, 45.

Over The Hedge

T. Lewis and M. Fry

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Look for an opportunity to use your skills differently this year. Branching out will help you realize your true potential as well as help you set new goals. Use your reasoning skills to help you make important work and partnership decisions. 4 stars TAURUS (April 20-May 20): Don’t waste time on things you know you cannot complete. Stay on top of what you can accomplish and you will hone your skills and receive praise for your achievements. A business trip will result in valuable information and experience. 3 stars

Non Sequitur


Pearls Before Swine

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GEMINI (May 21-June 20): You’ll have plenty of good ideas. Collaborate with someone you find intriguing and you will discover you have a lot in common. A close bond will form quickly, leading to new plans. Travel, networking and communications will lead to good fortune. 3 stars

LIBRA (Sept. 23-Oct. 22): Too much of anything will end up holding you back. Streamline what you want to do and you will accomplish far more than you have in the past. Your dedication and discipline will get others to take notice. Love is in the stars. 5 stars SCORPIO (Oct. 23-Nov. 21): Keep secrets until you feel the time is right to divulge your plans. Examine every aspect of a deal or contract before you sign. Someone you work with will make a change that could influence your position. 3 stars SAGITTARIUS (Nov. 22-Dec. 21): Dig deep and you’ll become privy to private information that will help you get ahead. Spend some time on the personal improvements that will help you do your job better as well as make you look more professional. 3 stars

CANCER (June 21-July 22): Channel your energy into something that will bring you good returns. An exhausting argument will be a waste of time and could end up setting you back. Offer unique solutions and you’ll end up in a position of leadership. 3 stars

CAPRICORN (Dec. 22-Jan. 19): Question any information you receive and go straight to the source for verification. Someone might be trying to make you look bad. A sudden turn of events will leave you in a precarious position if you aren’t prepared. 3 stars

LEO (July 23-Aug. 22): Make the personal changes that will make you feel good. Raise the bar and challenge yourself mentally. A personal relationship with someone special looks enticing. Romance will brighten your day and lead to positive plans, commitment and promises. 4 stars

AQUARIUS (Jan. 20-Feb. 18): You’ll be difficult to stop once you set your sights on what you want to achieve. A financial gain looks promising and is likely to come from an unexpected source. Make a stylistic change and you’ll receive compliments. Romance is highlighted. 5 stars

VIRGO (Aug. 23-Sept. 22): An emotional incident will leave you questioning what you should do next. It’s best to listen and make changes based on what you see, not what you feel. Take part in a physical activity to help ease your stress. 2 stars

PISCES (Feb. 19-March 20): Discipline will be required if you plan to turn your desires into a reality. You’ve got what it takes, so don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t reach your goals. Where there is a will, there is a way. 2 stars

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one’s pocket

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48 Mine entrance

30 Hawaiian giveaway

54 Dieter’s no-no, briefly

49 C-section reminder

31 Traveler’s rest

55 Blue hue

51 Bible unit

33 It’s attached to the sternum

57 “Scream” star Campbell

53 Typeface with slanted letters

35 Outer layer of the skin

58 Mythical god of war

55 Italian farewell

36 Abominable mountain creature 60 “Who’s Who” entry

56 Biochemistry abbr.

37 At one time, at one time

59 Three more boys

39 Old-style computer monitor

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61 Longtime Chinese chairman

Yesterday’s Solution

Yesterday’s Solution

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October 19, 2016

NJIT Rutgers has yet to win this season, coming up short in all 13 of its opportunities CONTINUED FROM BACK opportunities to get the cushion goal. After two outstanding saves by Greczek, the Highlanders were able to break through and bolster their already 1-0 lead.

In the 66th minute NJIT leading goal scorer Mamadou Guirassy received a cross from teammate Jack Flanagan. From 15 yards out Guirassy shot the moving ball as it was crossing and blasted it past a diving

Greczek to give the Highlanders a 2-0 lead. The Highlanders added goals in the 80th and 88th minute of the contest, showing no mercy for a battered Knights team. Although Rutgers looked punctured throughout the full 90 minutes, junior midfielder Brandon Tetro explained after the game that his team hasn’t quit and that anything thing is possible once the postseason comes.

Head coach Dan Donigan said Rutgers’ 4-0 loss to NJIT Tuesday night was one of the first times he sensed the passion and desire from his team was not present. EDWIN GANO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER

SKID Knights were swept in last meeting with Spartans, 1 of 16 straight losses CONTINUED FROM BACK led the team against Purdue with seven kills. “(Last) weekend was really good, really positive for us,” Trimble said. “We were able to come out stronger against both teams, and our defense and blocking really picked up, which is what helped us stay close to these two teams. Overall, it was a good weekend despite the losses. We definitely improved as a team.” Trimble shared the spotlight last weekend with freshman middle blocker Jasmine Stackhouse, whose seven blocks against Indiana paced the team. Stackhouse now stands ninth in the Big Ten in blocks per set with 1.16. Still reeling from her impressive play last weekend, her and the rest of the group walk into Wednesday with resilience and perseverance on the docks. “Our mindset is to just make everything work,” Stackhouse said. “Even if there isn’t a good pass, we still are going to try and get a kill off of it. To stay in the game, not to be down. Just do what we have to do to play well.” Those two qualities — resilience and perseverance — have characterized the Knights’ 2016 campaign so far. Rutgers has often found themselves down early in sets, and through a number of rallies and streaks, do everything in their power to put up a fight against their opponents.

Being last in the conference, the Knights have had to live with this mantra for quite some time, and though it may not wash away this fall, the team will look to do ever ything in its power to blur the lines between Rutgers

and the rest of the conference going for ward. Werneke said that all starts with adjustments. He noted that he saw some tremendous improvements on defense and blocking last weekend, and that he was impressed with how well his team served and passed. It takes a lot to stay positive during a losing streak as pronounced as this one, but Werneke sees improvement, and he’s

“It’s definitely tough, but the guys haven’t quit,” Tetro said. “It’s really not a lack of effort, there’s ver y few games that we weren’t in (this season). Credit to the guys, we know we’re not done yet and we know no matter what happens these last three games, we still have a postseason game no matter what. Once you get to the playoffs anything can happen, it’s a different game.” Tuesday night marks the fifth time this season the Knights have allowed at least 4 goals and the seventh time they’ve been shutout. Rutgers continues play Friday as it visits a tough conference opponent in Penn State. Though the Knights are winless and struggling to put together anything offensively, Donigan won’t give his team a license to quit. “You hit a point where it’s really, really tough, and it’s really hard and its been very difficult for all of us,” Donigan said. “But you gotta continue to fight and you gotta continue to move on because if you throw in the towel and you quit in a situation like this -- you will fail in life. And that’s my message to my players right now. They can’t quit, they can’t bail (and) they can’t have performances like that. Because that will lead to the next failure, and when I say failure not just in soccer, but in life.” For updates on the Rutgers men’s soccer team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

hoping it continues Wednesday against Michigan State. “There were a lot of good things to take away,” Werneke said. “Our offense came alive in both matches. We’ve been focusing on that the last couple of weeks and it is starting to come together. A lot of different aspects of the game went well for us, and we’re going to build upon it.” For updates on the Rutgers volleyball team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.

Senior right side hitter Cole Trimble led the Knights with seven kills against Purdue as teammate Jasmine Stackhouse led the team in blocks with the same number. RAJ VAIDYA / SEPTEMBER 2016

IN BRIEF Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been officially ruled out of Sunday’s game against the New England Patriots, coach Mike Tomlin announced Tuesday. Tomlin won’t speculate when Roethlisberger will return. Backup Landry Jones will get all the practice reps this week. ”When he is healthy, he’ll be back with us,” Tomlin said. Tomlin said Jones is a good communicator and is comfortable with the system in his fourth year, but the coach doesn’t sound prepared for a big scoring output. “A shootout is not the type of game we’re looking for,” Tomlin said. “We have to work to possess the ball on offense.” ***** Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling announced plans on Tuesday to run against Elizabeth Warren in the U.S. Senate race if his wife agrees, but he declined to apologize to Rhode Island taxpayers left on the hook for tens of millions of dollars when his video game company collapsed. Schilling spoke Tuesday with WPRO-AM, his first interview about 38 Studios since settling a lawsuit over it and since a criminal investigation resulted in no charges. Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo has said Rhode Island residents were hurt by the bad deal and deserve an apology. Schilling said it’s not that he won’t apologize, but he wants Raimondo to tell him what he should apologize for. He asked listeners: “What do you want me to apologize for?” The company moved from Massachusetts to Rhode Island in 2010 in exchange for a $75 million loan guarantee, then went bankrupt less than two years later. ***** Cleveland Indians manager Terry Francona said Tuesday morning that video showing him extending a middle finger to a camera during Game 3 of the American League Championship Series on Monday night against the Toronto Blue Jays was a “nervous habit” and not intentional. “God, I was so embarrassed when I heard that or when somebody asked me that after the game,” Francona said on ESPN’s Mike & Mike. “I think I have a nervous habit of kind of picking my face a little bit. I would never do that [intentionally],” he said, before quipping, “My goodness, I mean maybe in the clubhouse, but not out there.” During the TBS telecast on Monday night, a camera captured Francona in the dugout in the first inning. Francona looked at the camera as it zoomed in. He held up his right hand, middle finger extended, and brushed it under his right eye. “No, shoot, I was so embarrassed when somebody told me that,” Francona said. “That’s just a quirk of fate.” After Monday night’s 4-2 victory, the Indians hold a 3-0 series lead over the Blue Jays. Cleveland is within one win of its first pennant since 1997.

October 19, 2016


Rutgers takes advantage of rest after tiring stretch ALEX GOLD STAFF WRITER

A tired team is a struggling team. Over the last seven games, the Rutgers women’s soccer team has certainly expended a lot of energy with six of them heading into overtime after finishing regulation without a winner. The Scarlet Knights (9-2-5, 4-1-4) are 2-1-4 in those last seven contests. Most recently, Rutgers battled Penn State last Thursday night and Ohio State Sunday afternoon, drawing both in overtime. “Penn State was a focus, considering the rivalry our schools take part in,” said head coach Mike O’Neill. “Getting a draw there was not easy.” The Nittany Lions (10-2-4, 6-03) hold the top spot in the conference standings, but the Knights hung with them for 110 minutes. After that gut-wrenching match, Rutgers had very little time to recover, having to travel more than 300 miles and play another respectable side. “We were a tired team versus Ohio State,” O’Neill said. “Even though we didn’t perform our best, I think it was our best effort so far this year because our team was completely drained.” The Knights scratched and clawed for another 110 minutes, but this time didn’t even allow a single goal. After letting in four goals in its previous two games, Rutgers

Freshman defender Chantelle Swaby said she could barely feel her legs when warming up before facing Ohio State in a 0-0 draw last Sunday. EDWIN GANO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER / OCTOBER 2016 demonstrated its heart and determination by keeping Ohio State off the scoreboard. At the same time, playing in another overtime game was problematic, as the Knights failed to take care of business during the regular 90 minutes. “We’re not always locking down on the details,” O’Neill said. “We really like where our team is at, but sometimes we lose sight of the little things.” Rutgers has had many showcases of offensive firepower and defensive prowess throughout the

2016 campaign but has scarcely been able to put both sides of the ball together. O’Neill, the rest of the coaching staf f and the players have stressed a need to be more ef ficient in all aspects of the game, especially if the team wants to go far in the conference tournament. “We definitely need to focus a bit more to reach our potential, but I would never question the players’ commitment,” O’Neill said. “We’ve played a ton of soccer

recently with the overtimes, but I haven’t heard a single complaint.” Besides the extraordinary amount of minutes played in their last seven matches, the Knights have also traveled constantly over the same span. Rutgers has played five of its last six games on the road in four different states, so the wear and tear the players feel currently is logical. “Warming up for Ohio State on Sunday, I could barely feel my legs,” said freshman defender

Chantelle Swaby. “It’ll definitely be great to rest up this week.” Without a game until hosting Nebraska on Saturday, the Knights will receive some necessary time off, hopefully regaining enough energy to make a late season push. Being back home is a treasure not lost on the team as both players and coaches have been able to relax with family for the first time in weeks. “It feels great to have a couple days with light activity or nothing at all,” said senior captain Erin Smith. “It’s much needed after the tough work we’ve been putting in as a group.” This last stretch playing deep into overtimes on the road has been challenging for Rutgers, but the squad has shown a lot of character through only suffering one loss. The Knights need to continue displaying strong effort in their final two matches and try to couple that with an attention on execution. Rutgers is currently fifth in the Big Ten standings and needs just a few more points to leap into the top four in order to secure a tournament game at home. “We need to concentrate on the details in practice this week,” Smith said. “We don’t want to let any wins slip away from us, so we need to stay focus on the task a hand.” For updates on the Rutgers women’s soccer team, follow @TargumSports on Twitter.





“I honestly don’t feel like my guys had any desire to come out and play tonight for whatever reason.” — Head men’s soccer coach Dan Donigan on his team’s performance against NJIT




Knights fall to NJIT to remain winless BRET LEVINSON STAFF WRITER

The Rutgers men’s soccer team lost its 11th game of the season Tuesday night to instate rival NJIT by a score of 4-0. From the first whistle to the last whistle, it was all Highlander soccer. “Give credit to NJIT, they obviously came to play, and unfortunately I honestly don’t feel like my guys had any desire to come out and play tonight for whatever reason,” said head coach Dan Donigan. “So I really don’t have an answer for that, it’s kinda one of the first times I just sensed that the heart and the passion and the desire just wasn’t there.” Early in the first half, NJIT put most of the pressure on Rutgers until the midway of the half, when both teams were pushing the ball creating opportunities to score. The Highlanders got on the scoreboard first as a free kick lead to a 1-0 early lead. NJIT’s midfielder Rickardo Oldham shot a free kick right in front of the Knights’ goal where junior defender Jonathan Onyeaka headed the ball as it deflected off of freshman forward Rene White. The ball then landed in senior Victor Kausch’s vicinity, who put the ball past Knights senior goalkeeper David Greczek. The Highlanders outshot Rutgers in the first half 5-3 as the Knights went into half down for the 11th time this year. NJIT came out in the second half controlling possession and creating numerous NJIT’s Rene White celebrates scoring 1 of his 2 goals as senior goalkeeper David Greczek and freshman midfielder Athanasios Scheidt sulk in the second half of the Highlanders’ 4-0 win over the Knights Tuesday night. EDWIN GANO / STAFF PHOTOGRAPHER



RU travels to East Lansing eyeing end of skid JON SPILLETTI STAFF WRITER

Freshman middle blocker Jasmine Stackhouse stands at ninth in the Big Ten in blocks per set with 1.19 through 21 games in her first season. RAJ VAIDYA / SEPTEMBER 2016

It’s been a long journey for the Rutgers volleyball team. ​Once 4-1 with high prospects for the future, the Scarlet Knights (4-17, 0-8) sit almost two months later at the same win total. The loss column? Bloated, to say the least. The Knights have suffered 16 straight ​ losses, and the road does not get any smoother from here on out. In a rematch from t​he beginning of the month, Rutgers will travel to East Lansing, Michigan, to take on No. 11 Michigan State. The Spartans (16-4, 5-3) walk into Wednesday’s matchup victorious over No. 3 Minnesota in five sets, and they look to carry that momentum into the match against the Knights. The first time around, Michigan State had its way with Rutgers, sweeping the match in New Brunswick. That fact is not lost on head coach CJ Werneke though, and he hopes the Knights’

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Rutgers Athletic Director, announced a groundbreaking ceremony for the Multisport Training Complex that will take place on Tuesday, Nov. 1st at its location adjacent to the Rutgers Athletic Center on the Livingston Campus.





familiarity with the Spartans will do well in fueling the team’s motivation. “The good thing is, we’ve already seen them once,” Werneke said. “We lost to them at home. We’re pretty familiar with them. We’re just looking to continue improving and work as a team, making a few adjustments since the last time they’ve seen us. This will be a challenge since we’re going on the road, and it’s one we’ll be looking forward to.” Rutgers made a season out of staying positive amid disappointing results, and that extends from the staff to the players. There is an unbridled optimism around the College Avenue Gymnasium during the week and much of it has to do with the support each player has for one another. And while Rutgers may not be known for its team success, there are a host of players who have shone individually throughout the campaign. Senior right side Cole Trimble embodies that individual success, as last weekend she





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