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President launches plan to help post-graduate debt BY KRISTINE ROSETTE ENERIO NEWS EDITOR

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President Barack Obama visits the University of Colorado Denver yesterday to announce his administration’s plan to cap student loan payments and allow borrowers to consolidate their federal loans.

Young alumna runs for state Assembly seat BY ALEKSI TZATZEV ASSOCIATE NEWS EDITOR

Sara Rosengar ten was working toward her law degree at the Rutgers-Newark School of Law and as a fellow at the Eagleton Institute of Politics last year. Now she is vying for an of fice in Trenton. Alongside John Genovesi, another Republican candidate, she is running for an Assembly seat in District 36, challenging incumbent Gary Schaer, D-36, and SARA Marlene Caride. Rosengar ten, 25, is the ROSENGARTEN youngest candidate in New Jersey and will face stif f competition in a district which has traditionally been blue with Schaer and Sen. Paul Sarlo, D-36, as incumbents. For her undergraduate education, Rosengarten graduated magna cum laude in 2008 from the University with a double major in political science and women’s studies. She graduated in 2011 from Rutgers-Newark School of Law. “At Rutgers, I was given a very strong academic background,” she said. “From the political science perspective, I was able to explore academically the various levels of government.” In addition to academics, Rosengarten worked in the Office of Legislative Services, the nonpartisan research office of N.J. government. John Weingart, associate director at the Eagleton Institute of Politics, said he remembered Rosengarten from last fall semester. “She was a law student, and as an Eagleton fellow, she took a course here on state

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President Barack Obama announced a series of plans yesterday at the University of Colorado Denver geared toward easing the load of student loan debt. “I know you’re hearing stories from friends and classmates and siblings who are struggling to find work, and you’re wondering what’s in store for your future. And I know that can be scary,” he said to the crowd of college students. “This is something Michelle and I know about firsthand. I’ve been in your shoes.” To spread knowledge about the administration’s efforts, Melody Barnes, director of the White House Domestic Policy Council, and two other federal leaders outlined plans in a White House phone conference. The initiative accelerates plans for the “Pay As You Earn” program, which will allow borrowers to cap their monthly payments starting next year to 10 percent of their annual discretionar y income — funds left after subtracting taxes and normal expenses, Barnes said.

Congress passed the original plan in 2010 and the president signed it into law in March, she said. Its benefits were not to take effect until 2014, but through an executive order Obama plans to implement it two years earlier. “[President Obama] realizes that many students need relief much sooner than that,” Barnes said. “That’s why we’ve initiated the new ‘Pay As You Earn’ proposal that will give about 1.6 million students the ability to cap their loan payments.” The move could reduce a borrower’s monthly payment by hundreds of dollars per month every month, she said. Of the 36 million borrowers, 450,000 take advantage of the current program that caps payments at 15 percent, Barnes said. “We’re really, really hoping … that people will sign up for this program, investigate this program and take advantage of it because it could have a significant effect on those who are trying to pay back their loans right now,” she said.

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PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE DECIDES NOT TO APPEAL SUPERIOR COURT RULING In the State v. Dharun Ravi trial, Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan announced yesterday that the state would not appeal a court ruling releasing the identity of M.B. to the defense. The Middlesex County Prosecutor’s Office provided the defense counsel with M.B.’s full name and date of birth. M.B. refers to the man with whom Tyler Clementi had an intimate affair. Ravi, Clementi’s roommate, recorded the encounter on a webcam without their knowledge and broadcasted it on

the Internet. Clementi committed suicide in the days following the incident. Until now, M.B.’s name has been kept private. M.B. was notified of the ruling through his attorney, according to a news release from the prosecutor’s office. The state decided not to seek an appellate court review of this aspect of the order issued by Superior Court Judge Glenn Berman after consulting with M.B. and his attorney. — Amy Rowe

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STUDENTS COUNSEL DOMESTIC ABUSE VICTIMS Students at the Rutgers School of Law-Camden are providing legal ser vices to domestic violence victims in the state of New Jersey as part of Domestic Violence Awareness Month. “While studying law, social and psychological contributors to domestic violence, our students learn about client counseling, about understanding people’s choices and about working with people who are making these choices,” said Ruth Anne Robbins, a clinical professor of law at RutgersCamden, in a media relations press release. Law students at Camden offer legal information about domestic violence to about 800 people per year at the Camden County Courthouse and police stations, according to the release. In the school’s domestic violence clinic, third-year law students provide legal representation to abuse victims from Camden County. The clinic has handled a few appeals and restraining orders. “The Domestic Violence Clinic is not only a needed resource for families experiencing domestic violence, but it is also a superior educational opportunity for law students,” said Victoria Chase, a clinical associate professor of law at RutgersCamden, in the article.

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Trojan Sexual Health Report ranked the University ninth out of 141 colleges nationwide for providing one of the most extensive campus sexual health services. The study — which Sperling’s BestPlaces conducts — highlights the need for sexual health resources and recognizes the campuses, ranking them by accessibility of sexual health programs and information to students, said Francesca Maresca, coordinator of Health Outreach, Promotion and Education(HOPE). Maresca said the presence of sex education programs is part of a college student’s development needs. “Part of the learning environment outside the classroom involves accepting the fact that students might become sexually active, and it’s important to have the tools to make the best decisions,” she said. “We want students to thrive inside and outside the classroom.” University Health Ser vices offers many programs through HOPE including Sexual Health Advocates (SHA), Alcohol and Drug Awareness Generated by Students (ADAwGS), Nutrition Advocates and a peer mental health group, said Charlotte Longworth, a HOPE sexual health advocate. The colleges were rated on criteria of availability of sexual and reproductive health services, availability of condoms and other forms of contraception, availability of sexual and health information, and outreach programs, Maresca said.

She said HOPE’s philosophy is to encourage students to seek safe methods. “We are never going to tell students to not have sex or to not drink. But if they are engaging in those behaviors, we are here to assist them,” she said. The peer education program, SHA, allows students to spend an entire semester in a three-credit academic course learning how to become peer sexual health advocates, Maresca said. “This course has an academic as well as an experiential component,” she said. “It’s a three-step process which includes observing a sexual health advocate, helping veterans prepare for a sexual health advocate program and co-facilitating a program with a veteran.” Any student group can request to schedule a peer sexual health program and HOPE will come in and facilitate an interactive workshop, Maresca said. HOPE holds workshops on campus for residence halls, greek life organizations and various student groups, covering topics such as contraception, sexually transmitted infections, sexuality, body image, and alcohol and drug education, Longworth said. “Our workshops include promoting STI awareness, teaching how to properly put on condoms, communicating about sex, prevention and recognizing signs of alcohol poisoning, and helping students gain awareness on these subjects,” Longworth said. Longworth, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said the University has an untraditional approach to sex education.

“HOPE uses a peer-to-peer education approach, which makes the environment of workshops comfortable and facilitators approachable,” she said. Longworth said HOPE’s health education facilitators are informative and vibrant. “Our workshops strive to be a respectful learning environment. The peer-to-peer method of sex education helps students to feel at ease in discussing complex topics because the facilitator leading the workshops is relatable,” she said. Workshops, free and appropriate for all grade levels, are held on all campuses. Maresca said this semester she has more than 20 requests for workshops. About a few thousand students attended the sexual health workshops last year, Maresca said. Longworth said during the programs she facilitated so far this semester she had 25 to 35 participants attending each, but the turnout can be unpredictable. “Some of these workshops might have had 20 people, while residence halls workshops can have up to 150 people,” she said. HOPE also offers HIV testing, flu shot clinics and is home to SHADES Theater, a student-run theater ensemble that works together to write and perform skits on health and sexuality, Longworth said. “Outside of workshops, we host events such as open mics and a ‘Freak Firsts’ where we have free food and games at the Rutgers Zone on the first Thursday of every month,” she said. Sexual health services with a full medical component are available to students, Maresca said.

“Our female students can access gynecological health care,” she said. “Both male and female students can access testing for sexually transmitted infections, fill prescriptions for contraceptives in our full-service retail pharmacy and have access to a full range of information.” HOPE works to raise awareness to students about sex, drugs and alcohol through different outlets like distributing literature, running a blog and managing a Twitter account to keep students updated, Maresca said. “We understand that there is no one perfect way to reach students,” she said. “So we make the information as available as possible, while being aware that it is difficult to catch students’ attention.” Despite the University’s ranking, Maresca said she was skeptical about the study, citing that it is not a rigorous scientific research process because researchers sometimes do not speak to the relevant people. “If they don’t speak to the right people, they may not get the right information, which I think was part of our issue in prior years,” she said. “They weren’t speaking to us directly. So they weren’t necessarily getting the full scope of what we offered students.” Ishika Biswas, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said at first she was not familiar with the sexual health programs on campus. “I feel safe knowing that I have access to sexual health resources and peer advising provided that I need them,” she said.


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PLAN: Government raises maximum Pell Grant to $5,550 continued from front The administration will also allow the consolidation of federal student loans so that individuals will only need to make a single payment to a single lender for their multiple loans. About 5.8 million borrowers have both a direct loan and a federal family education loan that requires separate payments, which Barnes said makes them more likely to default. Those who take advantage of this option, which will begin in January, will also get up to a half percent reduction in their interest rate for some of their loans, she said. “The steps we’re taking today are not a substitute for the bold actions that we need to create jobs and grow the economy,” she said. “But they will make a difference, especially for our nation’s students and recent graduates, and we can do it at no cost to the taxpayer.” Classifying higher education as a high priority, Barnes said the administration worked in the

SEAT: Rosengarten thinks age will help her on election day continued from front legislature in the fall semester,” he said. “We are always happy to see students who have gone through Eagleton getting involved in government.” Rosengarten, who is arguably the face of a younger generation of state politicians, said younger people and especially students are underrepresented in government. “What you notice is there is a stark lack of younger people being represented,” Rosengarten said. “We make up a large portion of the population in the state, and we have issues that affect us that aren’t being addressed.” She said she feels like she is joining “an old boys’ club,” but her age could be a positive as young people go to vote this November. Some of the major issues, Rosengar ten said, were lowering taxes, creating jobs and amending public school choice. Rosengar ten said if the state were to get out of the financial slump, taxes must be lowered for both individuals and corporations in the hopes of returning businesses to the state and retaining valuable workers. “Graduating students in the states are coming out with tons of loans, and I know personally, my friends left the state … because taxes are so high, and they can’t af ford to stay,” she said. She said corporate taxes also drove small businesses out of the state, leaving fewer jobs for college graduates and causing for further economic woes for New Jersey. “It just doesn’t make any sense having the No. 1 highest taxes in the country when we don’t return on it anymore, when it’s too expensive to live here,” she said. “This really affected me personally.” Her opponent Schaer addressed the issue of home foreclosures by suppor ting a consumer-protection bill titled, “The Foreclosure Rescue Fraud Prevention Act,”

past to make college more affordable by making access to financial information easier and creating the American Opportunity Tax Credit in 2009. Arne Duncan, Secretar y of Education, also said there have been significant improvements made to Pell Grants, increasing the maximum grant level to $5,550 — which amounts to $40 billion over the next decade. While these front-end changes help the overall affordability issue, Duncan said the president’s announcement addresses back-end problems. “We’re going to put money back in your pocket, whether it’s paying rent, whether it’s buying groceries, whether it’s paying for the electric bill or whatever it might be, this is very significant,” he said. Raj Date, special adviser to the Secretary of the Treasury on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, said there are also efforts from his agency to help students make wise financial choices. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is less than 100 days old, was created through the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer according to a N.J. Assembly Democrats press release. “Assemblyman Gar y S. Schaer (D-Passaic) … urged Gov. [Chris] Christie to sign a measure he has sponsored to protect beleaguered homeowners from predatory foreclosure consultants,” according to the press release. Rosengarten also plans on addressing school choice in New Jersey and especially the Abbott schools in lower-income districts funding. She said former Gov. Jon S. Corzine instituted a move, which funded these schools through a federal government stimulus. “This was created to operate on a deficit,” Rosengar ten said. “What happens is that the individual municipalities are left to fund these schools, which is then derived from our proper ty taxes.” Another problem in the state is failing schools, but the solution is not throwing more money at the issue, she said. “If you look at the failing school districts in the past 15 years, we see that ever y year we put a few thousand in the failing schools, their scores actually fell down,” Rosengarten said. She disagreed with the general trend of taxpayers paying for “experiments” the state does in its educational system funding. “Most of time, the money doesn’t even make it into the classrooms,” she said. Rosengarten said while with private schools parents have the option of moving their children to a better one if unsatisfied, they do not have the same option with public schools because they are already paying a lot of money on property taxes. Rosengarten will share the ticket with Genovesi as the two challenge Schaer and Caride for the two seats — one of which is currently empty. “One of the missions of the institute is to teach students to recognize that politics and government are an impor tant par t of their lives,” Weingar t said. “From time to time we have those who run for of fice, and we are always happy to see that happen.”

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Protection Act, Date said. This is the first big initiative they have a part in implementing, he said. “We want to make sure that the costs and the risk of student loans are clear to students before they take on that debt,” he said. The “Know Before You Owe” project provides students with a one-page financial aid shopping sheet, Date said. “The prototype of this shopping sheet that we released this week makes it easier for students to compare financial aid offers side by side,” he said. Various types of aid have explanations in standard terms on the sheet, distinguishing between loans and scholarships, he said. It also outlines the full cost of attendance, estimates total students loan debt and the monthly payments after graduation. The sheet is available for viewing and feedback at consumerfinance.gov, Date said. “We need students to tell us what they think of the prototype shopping sheet so we can work with the Department of Education to make it even better,” he said. The agency also launched an interactive web tool called the “Student Debt Repayment

Assistant” so borrowers could find a way to reduce their payments, Date said. Gerald Pomper, professor emeritus in the Department of Political Science, believes this announcement comes as no surprise considering the president is up for re-election next year. Through this measure and other executive orders, he said Obama is trying to garner the support of young voters for November 2012. “The youth vote was very important … to him in 2008, so he’s trying to strengthen and recreate that coalition,” said Pomper, who specializes in national elections. John Weingart, Eagleton Institute of Politics associate director, said the president pulled a similar move earlier this week when he used his executive powers to increase aid to those struggling to pay their mortgage. “He issued an executive order to … accomplish what you can under existing law,” Weingart said. “I think we probably will see more action like this between now and next November.” Because of opposition in Congress and the state of the economy, Weingart said, Obama

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is still tr ying to implement a number of plans he hoped to already accomplish. But Pomper said this strategy was not uncommon and past presidents took the same avenues of action. “They’ve all tried to bolster the economy at the time of the election. It’s a political economic cycle,” he said. Barnes said getting a post-secondary education is important to economic security. “We have to educate our way to a better economy and have to continue to make sure colleges are accessible and affordable,” Duncan said. He said Americans are competing in a global marketplace where employers can go anywhere in the world to find knowledgeable workers. “The only way we’re going to win that competition is to significantly increase not just college going rates, but college gradation rates,” he said. A generation ago, the United States led the world in college graduates, Duncan said. The country now ranks No. 16 in the world. “It’s just that we’ve stagnated … other countries have taken this much more seriously,” he said.

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Rutgers Theater Company will perform “House for Sale� at 8 p.m. at the Victoria J. Mastrobuono Theater at 87 George St. on Douglass campus. The story is written by Jonathan Franzen and is adapted and directed by Daniel Fish. General admission is $25, $20 for alumni and $15 for students. For more information contact Jessica Cogan at (732) 932-7511

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Spend a day in Venice at the Jane Voorhees Zimmerli Art Museum on the College Avenue campus. At 2 p.m., attend a Venetian art lecture conducted by William Barchan, a recently retired professor of art history at the Fashion institute of Technology. At 3:30 p.m., enjoy a Venetian-themed music concert from celebrated pianist Juana Zayas. Tickets are $15 for non-members and $10 for museum members. The event is free to University faculty, staff and students with valid IDs. Contact Theresa Watson at tcwatson@zimmerli.rutgers.edu for more information.

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KEREN EISENZWEIG SAS SENIOR “I don’t think the war should have happened. And the Iraqi people never liked us, so I don’t think we could ever have had a positive influence, so us being there was never a good thing.”

“The thing is, they have their own country and you can’t just go in and democratize everyone living there. We have to respect their culture and the way they go about doing things.”

CHRISTOPHER SANTACROCE SAS SENIOR “I don’t think it’s too early or too late, I think the Iraqis were kicking us out, and honestly I think about time too because we shouldn’t have been there for long as we have been.”

JENNIFER PARK — SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES SENIOR MATTHEW AMBROSE SAS SENIOR

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“With the financial recession and all the financial problems we’re having it might be easier to pull out now. Of course there is a chance that extremist leaders will come and take over public opinion but I think it would be respectful just to leave.”

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“The withdrawal is a good thing because the United States needs to consolidate and downsize itself for modern-day conflicts. Its imperialistic attitude is not applicable anymore.”

AZARIAH ALI SAS SENIOR “I don’t know how people in Iraq will fare after the troops leave, [but] I think Obama is trying to get re-elected so he’s trying to do something to gain favor.”

ONLINE RESPONSE I disagree— there was more work to do in Iraq — 21%

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oters in Mississippi will be faced with Amendment 26 come Nov. 8. If passed, the amendment would grant legal personhood to a fertilized human egg. This would effectively make abortion in any case, including rape and incest, into murder. Some forms of birth control, like the Plan B pill, would also become murder under the amendment. This sort of pro-life reform has a wider scope than anything else that Americans have seen to date, and that is exactly the point. According to Brad Prewitt, the executive director of the Yes on 26 campaign — whose goals you can probably surmise, “Personhood is bigger than just shutting abortion clinics; it’s an opportunity for people to say that we’re made in the image of God.” Prewitt’s use of the word “God” in conjunction with the traditionally Judeo-Christian notion that all people are made in God’s imageshould be the first red flag here. Granting personhood to a fertilized egg is tantamount to legislating religion. The passing of amendment 26 would force a religious notion upon the shoulders of everyone, regardless of whether or not they practice that religion. It’s all fine and good for an individual to let their own moral decisions be guided by their religion. The problem is that in America we have a separation of church and state to prevent those individuals from making everyone around them submit to the will of their religion, as well. Religious challenges aside, there is also another, perhaps even more convincing reason as to why Amendment 26 should not pass: If we decide to grant personhood to fertilized eggs in order to criminalize abortion, shouldn’t we then carry that personhood to its logical conclusion? That is, once the fertilized egg becomes a person, shouldn’t they also be granted American citizenship? When they do become American citizens, will they need to be claimed as dependents by their parents during their gestation periods? Will a miscarriage count as a death due to parental negligence? This prolonged round of questioning is all meant to illustrate just how absurd the notion of granting personhood to a fertilized egg is. In all likelihood, the people behind Amendment 26 were probably only focused on the anti-abortion aspects of the amendment. We doubt any of them took the time to think about the more ridiculous ramifications of such an amendment.

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he relationship between the New Brunswick Police Department and the residents of the city is tense these days in the wake of last month’s highly contested shooting of Barry Deloatch. In order to repair that strained relationship, University alumnus and New Brunswick community organizer Charlie Kratovil has suggested an amendment to the city’s ordinances which would place a residency requirement on all city police officers. If the amendment is approved, a person would be required to live in New Brunswick for three years before being allowed to apply to become a police officer. Proponents of the amendment argue that a residency requirement would bring the officers closer to the communities they serve, thus fostering in them a respect for the city in and of itself. Likewise, residents would feel closer to officers whom they know to be members of their very community, not just authority figures. This amendment has the potential to achieve good things for the relationship between members of the city and the police officers who are supposed to keep the peace. If all NBPD members are New Brunswick residents, then the officers will be more likely to honestly care about the city. Protecting the residents will not be just a job to them — it will be a part of their lives that they deeply care about. However, despite the tremendous potential for good, there are some issues that need to be considered before we throw all of our support behind the amendment. Having a police force which is greatly acquainted with the city it serves can be a double-edged sword. The connections the officers make with their community may make the officers care more about their jobs, but they may also lead to officers to cultivate connections with the city which can contribute to corruption. For example, if an officer discovers that his next-door neighbor, who he’s known as a great guy for the past few years, is buying alcohol for underage teens, he may let the man slide because he knows him so well. There’s also a chance that the city would be arbitrarily limiting the quality of their police force by only hiring residents. Other highly qualified — perhaps even better qualified — candidates may be passed over in favor of less apt officers just because they don’t live in the city. All in all, this amendment could do some good, and we readily admit that. However, we’re not sure if all of the kinks have been ironed out. Because of that, we cannot fully support the amendment right now.

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surrounding him or her. As idterms have an intern you will have the rolled around chance to obser ve the again here at the office hierarchy from the University, which means I perspective of an outsider. spend part of my time studyIt is good practice for the ing and the rest daydreamkind of observations you ing about life after college. should be making when Don’t get me wrong, I love COURTNEY SHAW you are a new hire joining school, probably more than an office for the first time. the average college student. The real world seems a bit more complicated Even so, when I’m holed up in the library trying to when looked at this way. No, you may say, it’s not memorize Medieval French poetry the allure of “real so bad. In college you have to worry about your life” grows stronger. But if, like me, you are looking relationships with people, too. That’s true, but in forward to a near future in which you are no longer “real life” it gets worse. As an intern you will have graded on your ability to properly conjugate French new considerations when preparing for your day. verbs, or whatever your personal struggle may be, What do people wear in your office? The best way keep in mind that the real world post-graduation is to be prepared and presentable is to dress up for not so simple as we might like to imagine it will be. your interview and pay attention to what other peoTake office life, for example. ple in the office are wearing. It is considered I got a real taste of it this summer while working unprofessional and disrespectful to show up to as an intern at two publishing houses. Interning is work under-dressed or inapproprian interesting way to be introduced ately dressed in some way — and to the corporate world. You are at the bottom of the pecking order in all “To be a good intern remember, the point is to show off ways, and in order to survive there you need to assess how great and employable you are at all times. are some very important rules you what your boss If you get the clothes down, there must learn as quickly as possible. are still a million new rules of office First, you have to come to terms wants and needs life to take in. Where do people in with the fact you probably will not be your office eat lunch? Can you take a paid. This is difficult because you from you.” lunch break? That’s an important probably will be working very hard, one to ask your boss. Do full-time and it would be nice to be compenemployees interact with interns or keep their dissated for your time and effort. However, your comtance? Generally, most people are flattered when pensation is the experience and the opportunity you interns want to ask them questions about their are being given. Remember that you probably beat jobs, and are happy to help teach them new things. out other candidates for the position, and thus But again, don’t be annoying. These little considershould be grateful for having been hired. After a full ations — and the list goes on forever — may seem day spent making photocopies, it may be hard to silly, but they are serious concerns. As an intern keep this perspective. Tr y your best, though, and even as an employee, you are a certain persona because ultimately your attitude will be one of the in your office, and that person may or may not most important things you bring to work. reflect who you are as an individual. The important In fact, your demeanor in the office is a critical thing is to be an asset to your company, and in determining factor of your success as an intern. A order to do so you may have to fit yourself into a good intern has a positive disposition. One of the certain mold. goals of an internship is to get to know your superiI say this not to scare you, but to give you a new ors, both to learn from them and to use them as refperspective. Personally I loved office life, despite erences for future jobs. A good way to impress your its challenges, and I would not trade the experience boss is to show how appreciative you are of your I had for any other. However, at my job, no one position at the company. This does not mean you knew how much I loved Charles Dickens novels should blatantly suck up to the people to whom you and Jean Cocteau films. At school I am able to report. You can just as easily trip yourself up by make myself into the kind of individual I want to be being over-eager, which translates to annoying. To every day, and even if I could do without the grambe a good intern you need to assess what your boss mar quizzes en français, I am really going to miss wants and needs from you and do your best to prothat when I graduate. vide those things. This perceptiveness is particularly important Courtney Shaw is a School of Arts and Sciences during an internship, but it is also an important senior majoring in English and history with a minor skill to bring to work as a full-time employee. in French. Her column, “Miss Conduct,” runs on Though salaried workers have far more security alternate Fridays. Do you have an etiquette dilemma? than unpaid office slaves, an office is a community Email her at cashaw@eden.rutgers.edu. in which each person must be aware of the people

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ver y other Tuesday, I read The Daily Targum column “Irreconcilable Differences,” which never fails to be a loosely patched together column of misrepresented facts and fiction. Let’s take the author’s “Let people spend their money” piece and scrutinize it. First, while compact fluorescent light bulbs do contain mercury, does the author realize that the mercury contained in them is less then the amount of mercury that would be released into the atmosphere if we continued to use incandescent bulbs instead? At least if we use CFLs, there is a good chance they will be recycled. Second, while the government did kill the Community Living Assistance Services and Support Act, isn’t that what we want our government to do — to realize that a certain piece of legislation is poorly written or

implemented and get rid of it, not throw out the whole piece of legislation? I also wonder how the author reconciles the fact that the government would have to take on more debt or collect more tax if the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act or “Obamacare” wasn’t enacted? It is foolish to believe that people do what is best for their long-term interest instead of for the short term. In fact, it is that ver y shortsightedness that served as a primary cause of our economic downturn. Societies function as a whole, not as a bunch of individuals operating under the principle of survival of the fittest. There is one thing that I have learned in life, and that is that people make stupid decisions all the time because they lack the critical thinking skills needed to determine what is in their best interest. It is in these cases that the government should step in.

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very morning I drive my daughter to her school across town. This gives me the opportunity to view many of the different neighborhoods of the city. The most obvious neighborhood I pass through is the “college town” area. I know I am there when suddenly I see red Solo cups strewn about the streets and lawns. I know I am there when I see piles of flattened boxes from cases of beer in untied heaps — I’m sure the pile was high until the rain drenched the boxes and the wind made the boxes move further and further out, lowering and widening the pile. I know I am there when I pass an empty lot that has been filled with red Solo cups, fat sandwich wrappers and everything else that the drunken, careless college students cannot seem to find a trash can for. I call this city home. It’s not my party spot or my vacation away from mommy and daddy. I live here with my husband and daughter, as do many other people. Some New Brunswick residents have the huge misfortune of living in houses near students, and I do not envy them.

They are raising their children amid the chaos. Their children have to witness the actions of drunken, often underage college students make fools of themselves by night, and by day they witness the wreckage that the animalistic behavior leaves behind. What sort of example is this setting? What have your parents taught you in your life regarding respect? And have the stereotypical liberals of academia taught you nothing in regards to human impact on the environment? I know you are all excited about your newfound freedom, but I have news for you: Freedom does not mean that you get to do whatever you want — no matter the cost — with no consequences. You come into this city to receive an education. You live here — treat it like you would your own home. Value it, respect it and love it. Don’t tarnish it with your ignorant behavior and your trash. It is unfortunate that I have to long for winter and summer breaks, when the city shines a little brighter without all the trash in its streets. For more information on city policies regarding trash and recycling, please visit the city’s official website at www.cityofnewbrunswick.org.

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RECORDS: Sanu aims to develop into complete WR continued from back which culminated with Sanu’s three-touchdown effort in the St. Petersburg Bowl. Then, Sanu said, he could focus on becoming the best technical player. Wide receivers coach P.J. Fleck arrived last season, and the pair worked toward Sanu’s goal of becoming a complete wide receiver. At 6-foot-2 and 215 pounds, Sanu has the frame to develop into a consistent blocker and route

runner, one of his priorities entering the 2011 season. Sanu insists he gets as much thrill out of initiating contact with a defender or earning a block that spurs one of the Knights’ running backs. The unselfish play replicates a first-quarter reception, getting Sanu into rhythm, he said. “If I get that first hit in, that first good play in, I start with a good start and go from there,” Sanu said. He also wanted to catch 100 passes, he said, but being a multidimensional wideout stemmed from an inner desire to perfect Sanu’s craft. “You never settle for being anything less,” Sanu said. “I’m

just that type of person who wants to be the best at everything. If I’m not, I’m going to strive for it.”

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OCTOBER 27, 2011 including Sanu, Britt, Wright and Tiquan Underwood. But Sanu’s consistency set himself apart from the rest of the group, despite Britt’s downfield ability, Schiano said. “Not the big plays yet, and that’s where Kenny set himself apar t,” Schiano said. “Kenny was a home r un hitter. But Mohamed is certainly performing at a high level.” Sanu’s 10 catches against Louisville gave him four games this season in which he hauled in double-digit passes. He caught 10 balls in his first career game, the Knights’ 2009 season opener against Cincinnati.

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the Knights did not play during the regular season. “I’m excited to be back [in the Big East Championships],” said senior Julie Lancos, who played forward in the team’s past two games. “I know for a while it was a little nerve-racking whether we would be back there or not. Now it’s the fun part. Now in order to move on you have to win, so it’s kind of do or die every game now.” Between Rutgers and Providence, both teams understand the necessity of performing in the clutch. The Friars (7-8-4, 5-6) won their final two regular season games to qualify for the final spot in the American Division, earning 6 points with wins against Pittsburgh and Connecticut. The Knights also came through with a 1-0 overtime win on the road against Cincinnati, followed by their most recent tie with Seton Hall. More production offensively — the Knights scored three goals in two games — made the difference in the matches, with Lancos’ overtime goal against the Cincinnati saving the team’s season. “We haven’t scored too many goals this year, but the past two games we’ve been scoring a lot more and I think it’s just going to keep getting better,” Lancos said. Freshman Stefanie Scholz, the Knights second-leading scorer with three goals, noted Lancos’ strength in the front third as a key component in enabling more opportunities.

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But in Rutgers’ two losses this season, no other receiver caught more than three passes from either sophomore Chas Dodd or freshman Gar y Nova. Sophomore Quron Pratt’s six catches against Syracuse are the most for any Rutgers receiver not named Sanu. Sanu deserves everything he gets, Nova said. By all indications, he will continue to garner Nova’s attention, and rightfully so. “Mo is a special player, and he’s a great guy, too,” Nova said. “I love playing with him, and he’s probably the most unselfish guy, and I love that about him. He goes out there, [and] he works hard every day.” The South Hackensack, N.J., native makes her collegiate postseason debut for Crooks. Also making her first career postseason start in the front third is freshman forward Amy Pietrangelo, who returns after missing two games with the Canadian National Team. Junior back Shannon Woeller will remain with Team Canada through tonight, when it takes on Brazil in the championship of the Pan American Games. With Lancos up top and Woeller missing her third consecutive game, the Knights are forced to compensate in the back line. Freshman Morgan Kennedy and sophomore Tori Leigh both assumed Woeller and Lancos’ roles as center backs on a full-time basis. The responsibilities continue in today’s match, with either junior goalkeeper Emmy Simpkins or junior Jess Janosz starting in net. Simpkins remembers the Knights’ early exit in the conference tournament last season at West Virginia, the team hosting this year’s semifinals and finals. Before the Knights can qualify for NCAA’s they will have to go through Morgantown, W. Va., and even before then, they must win on the road against Louisville. But Simpkins and Co. understand success comes one step at a time. A tie against Seton Hall generated the initial sigh of relief, and now the Knights want to stay breathing for as long as they can in the postseason. “Right now, it’s getting past Providence, then going to Louisville to take Louisville down on their home pitch and then back to West Virginia,” Simpkins said. “Good ol’ Morgantown.”


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Senior backs Christie Morad, left, and Mackenzie Noda put on a Knights uniform for the final time Sunday against Maryland. Morad and Noda started every game at back for the past two years and are among seven seniors the Knights graduate this season.

Knights welcome No. 2 Terps for Senior Day BY JOSH BAKAN CORRESPONDENT

Moments before every home game, the Rutgers field hockey team and its opponent head to the FIELD HOCKEY middle of the Bauer Track and Field Complex for the roster announcements. When the Scarlet Knights began the season in August, they came out with a familiar group that only lost two seniors. But when the Knights head out for the announcements in their season finale Sunday against Mar yland, it will mark the final time for seven players. For those seven seniors, the match against the No. 2 Terrapins offers the last shot to end their season on a high note. The Knights (5-11, 2-3) would like for the seniors to end their careers with at least a Big East Tournament appearance, but that is mathematically impossible. An upset against the Terps would be the next best ending.

“A win would make me so legacy. Helping the Knights to happy and I wouldn’t even the 2010 Big East Tournament know what to do with myself. It is one component, but the Class would be the greatest feeling of 2012 occupied more of that I’ve ever had,” said senior back roster than any other class. Amanda Sawasky. “We’ve never When the Knights qualified really beaten someone as big as for their first Big East Mar yland, one of Tournament since the top five in 2001 last season, it the countr y.” changed the identity But the imporof the program, and tance of Senior Day head coach Liz Tchou exceeds winning or made the seniors losing. For the senresponsible for carr yiors, it means making ing on the most of the final that attitude. time they will suit up “We have a certain for the Knights. identity and a certain ASHLEY It is a change that way that we operate in SAWASKY will be hard for many to that we take care of get used to. each other, we hold “I’m going to miss playing each other accountable, we with all the girls because we’re aren’t quiet on the field and we basically a family,” said senior never take anything for grantmidfielder Kat Rodziewicz. “We ed,” Tchou said. “That’s one go to practice ever y day and thing the seniors have helped travel together. They become a us instill in the other players. part of your life, and not having That’s sort of their legacy that them anymore is definitely they have going to be difficult to accept.” left us.” Seniors depart ever y year, The Knights’ match with but this class leaves a unique Maryland on Sunday marks the

last game for three starting backs — Sawasky, Christie Morad and Mackenzie Noda. It is also the last match for midfielders Rodziewicz, Bridgette Sands and Kristen Higa. Forward Nicole Gentile, the Knights’ leading scorer last year, also plays in her final game. Although they will not wear a Knights uniform again, Tchou tr usts the seniors enough to want their continued suppor t during spring practices. “Right when the season’s over, we need to mold the next group,” Tchou said. “Hopefully we can get [the seniors] to schedule their classes in a way that they can help us in the spring.” And the seniors hope that their legacy will carr y on beyond their time at Rutgers. “I just hope that we left a legacy and that they’ll always remember us, on the field and off,” Sawasky said. “But they’re going to be great. I have a lot of faith in them.”

he Big 12 is looking elsewhere to replace Missouri, which will reportedly leave for the Southeastern Conference. Initial reports said the Big 12 planned on inviting West Virginia from the Big East. A new report by The New York Times names Louisville as the new frontrunner for addition to the Big 12 rather than the Mountaineers. The report says that a U.S. senator is involved in the process, trying to turn the Big 12 away from WVU and toward the Cardinals.

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All-Pro wide receiver Andre Johnson returned to practice Wednesday after missing the last three games. Johnson suffered a severe right hamstring strain in Week 4 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Head coach Gary Kubiak said he is listening to Johnson on how to determine his workload and to decide how close he is to starting Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Johnson is described as day-to-day and most likely will be listed as questionable for Sunday’s game, Kubiak said.

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quarterback Matthew Stafford returned to practice Wednesday, following a right ankle injury sustained during Sunday’s loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Despite Stafford’s return, backup Shaun Hill took several snaps with the first team. Head coach Jim Schwartz said Stafford will be listed as dayto-day for this week’s game against Denver, but he did not go into any further detail about his quarterback’s potential to play.

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World Series between the Texas Rangers and the St. Louis Cardinals is rescheduled for tonight. After the forecast for last night showed heavy rainfall, Major League Baseball decided to move last night’s game to tonight, taking away a rest day in between Games 6 and 7 (if Game 7 is needed). The rainout was the first in a World Series since 2008 in Philadelphia. Joe Torre, MLB executive vice president for baseball operations, said every forecast they found indicated significant rain.

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owners and the National Basketball Player’s Association resumed yesterday following a failure to initiate talks with a federal mediator. If no progress results from the meeting, the NBA will cancel two more weeks of the season. According to the players, the owners are proposing a 5050 split of generated income, which is less than the players currently receive.


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Senior Eric LeGrand plans to lead the Scarlet Knights onto the field at High Point Solutions Stadium on Saturday against West Virginia. LeGrand serves as an analyst on the Rutgers Radio Network this season and is taking classes toward graduation.

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Head coach Greg Schiano always knew it would happen, just not when. Then Eric LeGrand tweeted the news Tuesday night and the Rutgers football team officially announced it yesterday: LeGrand will lead the Scarlet Knights out of the tunnel Saturday before their game against West Virginia. “He’s been asking and thinking about it,” Schiano said. “He wants to do it, and I certainly have no opposition to it. I wanted to leave the timing up to him, when he wanted to do it. I didn’t know if it would be the opening game this year, some game during the year, later in another year. He knows

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he has an invitation whenever he wants to.” LeGrand chose arguably the biggest game of Rutgers’ season to date. The Knights welcome No. 25 West Virginia to Piscataway in a matchup with serious Big East implications. The Mountaineers won each of the teams’ past 16 meetings. “Eric’s always excited,” said junior linebacker Khaseem Greene, who is one of LeGrand’s former roommates. “I’ll talk to him before a game and you can just hear it in his voice or from text messages. He’s always excited. This is one of the things he loves with all of his heart — football.” LeGrand was one of the team’s emotional leaders in the locker room before his injur y,

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and it is no dif ferent now, Greene said. “The guy can’t play football and he’s just so positive,” Greene said. “Everything around him is positive. He’s the same old Eric we knew before, and for that to be happening on Saturday, it’s amazing. I think it’s going to be a really good feeling when he does lead us out.” Rutgers is encouraging fans to be in their seats by 3:20 p.m. for LeGrand’s entrance before the 3:30 p.m. scheduled kickoff. Schiano and the Knights expect it to be an emotional afternoon. “I think it will be an emotional time for him and for us, and I think it will be an emotional time because it’s a big football game,” Schiano said. “It’s just more fuel on the fire.”

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start the same offensive line against West Virginia that Rutgers played each of the past two games. That means fifth-year senior Art Forst remains at right guard, where Antwan Lowery started three games, but did not play in the past two. “It’s all about competition,” Schiano said. “Right now [Lower y] hasn’t earned the right to be in the mix. If he practices well, he’ll play. Our whole football team knows that. How you compete determines your playing time. How you produce determines your playing time.” Senior Desmond Wynn started and played ever y game at left guard, and Kaleb

Johnson established himself as an equally steady presence in the lineup at right tackle. The freshman took over in Week 3 and star ted ever y game since. Johnson was a high school guard, but Schiano said he projects long-term at either tackle or guard because of his athleticism and length. “I think Kaleb’s going to be really good,” Schiano said. “He’s still making some youngguy mistakes, but we have some old guys making youngguy mistakes, too.”

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yesterday its Nov. 5 game against South Florida will kick of f at 7 p.m. at High Point Solutions Stadium and air exclusively on ESPN3.

Knights travel to UConn, face three league teams BY PATRICK LANNI STAFF WRITER

The Rutgers swimming and diving team travels to Storrs, Conn., SWIMMING & DIVING t h i s weekRUTGERS AT end for CONNECTICUT, an early FRIDAY, 4 P.M. t e s t against familiar Big East foes. Georgetown, Villanova and host Connecticut are the first conference opponents the Scarlet Knights see this season. Hosting two tune-up meets at the Rutgers Aquatic Center, the Knights found early success in the pool and on the boards. The Knights head to Connecticut ready and on a high note, hoping that success translates to Big East competition. “The first couple of meets we had were important for us to get back on the blocks, back on

the boards, get some dives, get some races, shake off the cobwebs and get ready for the season ahead,” said head coach Phil Spiniello. The Big East season arrives tomorrow, and the Knights must prove they are ready for competitive races and challenging dives. Junior captain Taylor Curado said this season has a chance to be a special one, and it starts this weekend. “I think the short-term goal [as a captain] is to get the team to believe we are going to be able to do some pretty awesome things this year,” she said. Such expectations were evident last weekend at the Sonny Werblin Invitational, where the Knights took 16 first-place finishes. Senior captain Jacquelyn Ward shined, as the Berlin, N.J., native won three individual races.

A season ago at the Big East Championships, Ward and the Knights bested Georgetown and UConn by 192 and 21 points, respectively. The Knights finished three spots behind Villanova in seventh place.

“Everyone that is involved with the program wants to see us improve as a team in the point total.” PHIL SPINIELLO Head Coach

Well off the Wildcats’ 395.5 points, the Knights want to show ’Nova they are a muchimproved team. With 11 freshmen and a rookie head coach a season

ago, the Knights returned to campus this year with a mentality to succeed. “The team really prepared physically by getting stronger in the weight room, staying fit over the summer, and coming back with just a mentality that we’re going to do this as a team,” Spiniello said. “We’re going to make improvements as a team on the boards, in the pool. We’re going to get better.” Diving captain Katie Kearney awaits this weekend’s competition and knows starting off strong is important for the team. “We really want to start off positive,” Kearney said. “We want to go to this meet, not have any ner ves, go in and get our dives off the way the way we’ve been training.” With a week of training and two tune-up meets behind them, the Knights recognize the importance of staying focused on the competition.

“Typically we tr y to look at each meet the same,” Curado said. “Obviously it means a little bit more when we’re swimming Big East teams, but even with the small schools we take each race as an opportunity to get better in the pool.” The Knights took advantage of the opportunities presented in their two home meets, and now the test is to take advantage of stif fer competition in Storrs. ’Nova, UConn and Georgetown await a better Knights team that is ready to improve and move up the Big East rankings. “Ultimately ever yone that is involved with the program wants to see us improve as a team in the point total,” Spiniello said. “That is the ultimate goal, and if we take care of business on a daily-weekly basis, the points will take care of itself.”


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Knights’ postseason begins at Providence BY ANTHONY HERNANDEZ ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

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Senior Julie Lancos, who played center back for most of the season, will operate in the front third against Providence. Lancos scored an overtime goal in a 2-1 win at Cincinnati.

In tying Seton Hall to close its regular season, the Rutgers women’s soccer team did more than snag a No. 5 seed in the Big East Championships. With the draw, the Scarlet Knights finally gave themselves breathing room. “ I WOMEN’S SOCCER think the team does RUTGERS AT feel good PROVIDENCE, a b o u t t h e m TODAY, 2 P.M. selves right now and I think we also recognize that we have a new life,” said head coach Glenn Crooks. “It wasn’t easy getting in — this may be the

biggest challenge getting into the playoffs since I’ve been here.” But when it comes to the team’s NCAA Tournament chances, Crooks knows better than to hold his breath. The head coach acknowledged the Knights have plenty work to do if they want to gain an at-large bid for the field of 64. Crooks also noted the team may need to advance as far as the Big East Championships final to gain enough ground in RPI, where Rutgers (8-7-3, 3-5-3) ranks 86th. But before the Knights begin thinking about NCAA’s, they must take care of business in the conference postseason. Their first match is this afternoon against Providence, a team

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KAMARA’S GOAL GIVES RUTGERS OT VICTORY AT NO. 25 JOHNNIES Ibrahim Kamara recognized the importance of the Rutgers men’s soccer team’s game last night at No. 25 St. John’s. A win preserved at least seco n d MEN’S SOCCER place RUTGERS 1 f o r t h e

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Scarlet Knights in the Big East Red Division with one game remaining in the season. It would also erase some demons against a team Kamara never beat in his four years on the Banks. The for ward’s overtime goal took care of both in Queens, N.Y., where Rutgers took a 1-0 decision. St. John’s had Rutgers on its heels in the first half, but the Knights staved off the Red Storm’s attack and responded. St. John’s outshot Rutgers, 10-3, in the first half and hit a post, but Rutgers goalkeeper Kevin McMullen made three first-half saves to keep it scoreless. The Knights came out for the second half and flipped the script, threatening the Johnnies throughout. They won the shot battle, 8-7, and hit the crossbar, but could not find the back of the net. McMullen made 10 saves in the game, including a pair in the first overtime that forced a second stanza and set up Kamara’s game-winner. The Knights are now guaranteed second place in the Big East Red Division with a seven-point lead on the Johnnies. They finish their regular season next week against South Florida, which they trail by six points in the division. — Steven Miller

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Junior wide receiver Mohamed Sanu is on pace to record an 111-catch season despite playing with three different quarterbacks in as many years. If he remains healthy, he will break Brian Leonard’s school record of 207 career receptions.

One-time safety Sanu closes in on receiving records BY TYLER BARTO ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

If someone told Mohamed Sanu at South Brunswick High School he would eventually be on pace to break a Big FOOTBALL East receptions record, his response would be one of skepticism. “I’m going to play safety,” Sanu said he would respond. “What are you talking about? Do you mean interceptions or tackles, maybe?”

The Rutgers football team’s junior wideout is on pace for 111 catches, which would surpass Larry Fitzgerald’s 92 receptions in 2003 at Pittsburgh. The mark would also break former Scarlet Knight Kenny Britt’s school-record total in 2008 of 87 catches. “It would mean a lot, but it would mean more for us to get that Big East [championship] we know we’ve been striving for all season and working toward,” Sanu said. “It

would mean something, but I’m not even looking forward to that.” His 160 career receptions are good for fifth in Rutgers history, and Sanu needs only 48 more grabs to pass Brian Leonard’s career receiving record atop that list. He has at least five regular season games left this year to reach the mark and a bowl game if Rutgers gets to six wins. He would certainly shatter the mark barring injury if he returned for his senior season in Piscataway.

Before Sanu could worr y about becoming one of the conference’s most dangerous offensive threats, he had to master the basics of the position. So he turned to former wide receivers coach Brian Jenkins and former wideout Tim Brown to simply learn the Rutgers offense as a rookie. Sanu remained in Brown and veteran Julian Hayes’ ears throughout the course of his freshman season,

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