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10th Tent State packs up earlier than expected

U. community reflects on past, current activism BY JOVELLE TAMAYO

BY ADAM UZIALKO

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University students with a passion to change the world or, at least, the New Brunswick community, have been the source of years of picket signs, marches, rallies and protests on the Banks. “The tradition of student dissent is deeply woven into the fabric of Rutgers,” said University President Richard L. McCormick. “It’s been this way for decades, if not centuries.” Student protests have been responsible for some of the most important innovations in the University’s history, and the tradition of dissent is vital to University history, McCormick said. On the Voorhees Mall of the College Avenue campus today, one might find the remnants of a “tent city,” as student activists clean up after a weeklong demonstration. Tent State University, held annually for the past decade to advocate for higher education and to serve as a platform to voice any student issues, is one of the lasting traditional events held to remind other students of their potential as vehicles of change. But according to a professor who had witnessed years of public student dissent in New Brunswick,

Tent State University is held once a year at Voorhees Mall on the College Avenue campus as a vehicle for student and community organizations alike to promote their goals and recruit new members. Members of organizations like the Rutgers University Student Assembly, United States Against Sweatshops and Rutgers United camped out in tents this past week to express student concerns on campus. Spencer Klein, chair of the RUSA Legislative Af fairs committee, said Tent State originally began as a protest against cuts in funding for higher education and has expanded to incorporate other student and community organizations concerned with different issues. “It has become a broader event for organizations of all varieties to recruit and disseminate their messages,” said Klein, a School of Arts and Sciences junior. Klein said the legislative tent helps register students to vote or call and write to their legislators. “The legislative tent is centered around essentially any legislation we want students to

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Students camped out throughout the week as part of Tent State University, an annual demonstration on the College Avenue campus.

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Environmental groups plan campus Earth Day efforts BY HANNAH SCHROER CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Students for Environmental Awareness held a plastic bag exchange yesterday, handing out canvas totes to students and using the upcoming Ear th Day on April 22 to raise awareness about recycling and the impor tance of nondisposable products. “Everybody’s thinking about the environment around Earth Day,” said Mukund

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Bangalore, a member of the Students for Environmental Awareness. The organization, which organizes cleanups and sustainability projects around the University and Middlesex County, is focusing on plastic bags and recycling this semester, said Bangalore, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences senior. “[Plastic bags] are a part of our disposable culture we’re trying to change,” Bangalore said. He said plastic bags litter the campus, clog municipal sewers and add to the Great Pacific

Garbage Patch, a floating island of plastic litter in the Pacific Ocean. Briana Riley, a School of Environmental and Biological Sciences first-year student, said she has always been concerned with the environment, getting her household into recycling when she was in elementary school and writing letters to town officials about expanding their recycling efforts. She said the number on the bottom of plastic items is a recycling code that changes depending on how it can be recycled.

Some towns do not have the facilities to recycle certain codes, so residents need to separate or take extra care when putting something into the recycling bin, Riley said. She said the problem is that people think of recycling as trash and often do not go the extra step. While the University’s singlestream recycling, which accepts glass, plastic and aluminum, is a start, it only works if people use it, she said.

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Author shares insights on campaign strategies BY BRIANNA PROVENZANO CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Author Rasmus Kleis Nielsen discussed the resurgence of “ground wars” in American politics, a grassroots campaigning technique that employs volunteer workers to contact prospective voters individually through phone calls and doorto-door visits. Nielsen, the author of “Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Political Campaigns,” gave a close-grained analysis of American political campaigns and how they have shifted to a more personal level in recent years yesterday at the Eagleton Institute of Politics on Douglass campus. Nielsen, a research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, described what he referred to as the “dominant narrative” of modern politics, which is broken down in to three tenets — the idea that campaigns have become professionalized, politics

have become mediatized and voters no longer have an active part in elections. “Today, campaigns are positively clamoring for volunteers because they need them. … This work is incredibly labor-intensive, and they can’t do this on their own,” said Nielsen, an assistant professor of communications at Roskilde University in Denmark. At one point during his lecture, Nielsen showed a graph depicting the percentages of voting-age Americans who had been contacted in person since 1956, with the graph showing a consistent average of 25 percent from the mid 1950s throughout the 1990s. The number of Americans contacted spiked to 35 percent in 2000, climbing all the way to 43 percent during the 2004 presidential election. Nielsen said this resurgence could be attributed in part to a low turnout for elections, usually between 50 and 60 percent.

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Rasmus Nielsen, author of “Ground Wars: Personalized Communication in Politcal Campaigns,” discusses his findings yesterday on Douglass campus.


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Glee Club looks to celebrate 140 years BY JULIAN CHOKKATTU CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The University’s Glee Club is hosting its 140th anniversar y celebration concer t Saturday in the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus, where more than 80 alumni are expected to attend. Patrick Garner will conduct the 70-member club, which will perform the New Jersey premiere of “Travels,” a piece written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Lewis Spratlan, said Jonathan Ramteke, public relations manager for the Glee Club. “We’re taking a retrospective look at the past decades of Glee Club history. … We will be performing pieces from most of the glee clubs throughout our histor y that toured Europe,” said Ramteke, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. The Glee Club will also perform music from glee clubs of the past 40 years, inviting alumni who took part in Glee Club to sing the selected works they are familiar with, he said. Some of the music featured at Saturday’s event other than “Travels,” includes Giovanni Bonato’s “O Lilium Convalium,” and Felix Mendelssohn’s “Adspice Dominum,” Ramteke said. He said the club has been rehearsing for this concert for about a year and a half and views it as preparation for the 150th anniversary, in which the group hopes to make improvements each year. “It’s been on our minds for a long time,” he said. “We rehearse three hours on Wednesday nights and one hour and 20 minutes on Friday afternoons, with extended rehearsals when it comes close to the concert.”

Ramteke said the Glee Club’s unofficial motto “ever-changing and eternally the same” is tied to the University. The group performs for the community throughout the year from football games to Rutgers Day, he said. “I view the Glee Club as being the musical and representative voice of the University. As Rutgers grows bigger, it’s important to keep these sorts of traditions alive,” Ramteke said. Christopher Pasi, president of the Glee Club, said the event will not be to fundraise, but to present the University’s history through song. Pasi, a School of Arts and Sciences junior, said the Glee Club is more of a choral ensemble and not a showcase choir. He said the group does not participate in competitions, but performs at the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses national conference. The conference is a showcase of the best male singing ensembles in the countr y, featuring music as well as the thrill of men’s choral singing. Christopher Glass, music manager of the Glee Club, said the group has gone to the Intercollegiate Men’s Choruses conference for the past three years. The club was chosen through blind auditions to perform at the conference and will host the conference in two years, said Glass, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “We send in a CD of the Glee Club singing from the past couple of years, and a panel of judges listens to a bunch of these CDs. They do not know who they are listening to, so they only know who they picked after they pick them,” he said. Tickets for the anniversary concert are $10 for general admission and $5 for students.

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The Arab Cultural Club hosts the fourth annual Arab-American Streetfest yesterday as a part of its mission to unite the student body through activites, such as carnival-style games, poetry, henna and hookah on the College Avenue campus.

Company to host Unite Half Marathon, adds 8K BY SKYLAR FREDERICK STAFF WRITER

About 5,000 runners from the University community and surrounding areas will participate Sunday in the third annual Unite Half Marathon. The University is the first campus location for the Half Marathon series sponsored by CGI Racing, a multi-sport management company. The company plans to take the event to three more colleges this year. “The concept was to unite the running community with the school community and also offer a healthy lifestyle that brings those who are loyal to the University back for this event,” said Michele Redrow, co-founder of CGI. Unite is a half-marathon series that has taken place on campus for the past two years but will be adding an 8K race this year — equivalent to 4.9 miles — in addition to the 13.1 mile race, Redrow said. Adding the 8K is meant to attract more participants, especially those who are not able to run the full half marathon, Redrow said.

“We wanted to have a stepping stone to the half marathon,” she said. The 8K is part of the Run Unite Relay race, a team competition made up of five-person teams that will compete against one another, Redrow said. CGI donated 250 race entries for this event and in return asked that participants fundraise $250 for the Rutgers Future Scholars Program, a program designed to help lowincome and academically promising high school students in the New Brunswick, Piscataway, Newark and Camden areas, she said. After completion of the program and upon admittance to the University, these students will be awarded full tuition through scholarships and federal grants. The Unite Half Marathon acts as a platform to raise money for different organizations. Runners of the half marathon may choose which charity their donations benefit, she said. In addition, the marathon also helps raise money for different campus organizations. Nearly $75,000 was donated in the past three years to student organizations and clubs at the University, Redrow said.

Of the 5,000 participants, about 10 percent are students while the rest are composed of alumni and friends of the University, she said. The races will occur simultaneously, beginning at the

“Students get to run alongside other runners, and it gives you a sense of well-being.” ANNE FINETTO Fitness Coordinator for Rutgers Recreation

Werblin Recreation Center on Busch campus, with runners making their way to Livingston campus, back to Busch and ending on the College Avenue campus, Redrow said. To help University students and faculty members prepare for this event, certified running coach Anne Finetto, a fitness coordinator for Rutgers Recreation, created a 12-week

training program for beginning and advanced runners. Part of the program includes a running class of about 22 participants that met every Tuesday night to train for the race. Their runs began at two miles and gradually increased to a final run of 12 miles, Finetto said. During the classes, Finetto focused on informing the group about eating and hydrating properly and preparing mentally for the race. “We have seen such large strides in progress that it is such a fun experience watching them all progress,” Finetto said. Lisa Sanon-Jules, assistant dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Honors Program, participated in part of Finetto’s training program to prepare for the Unite Half Marathon in honor of a family friend that had passed away. “Being a part of Anne’s group has helped me become a better runner. I know much more about proper running form and nutrition,” said Sanon-Jules, a University alumna. “Now, I usually place in my age group at local races.” Sanon-Jules said having the event on the University campus

makes it easier for students to participate because they have easy access. “It makes it realistic, and it develops a community that they can have,” she said. Joe Benum, a Princeton University first-year student, will participate in the half marathon this weekend on behalf of his organization, Team U. Benum created Team U this past summer as a fundraising marathon team to raise money for Shoe4Africa, an organization dedicated to aiding in health and environmental issues. Benum introduced Team U to Princeton this past fall and hopes to bring a chapter to the University in the future. “Team U is dedicated to spreading awareness and raising funds for the issues in Africa with the goal of being intercollegiate,” Benum said. In addition to the charitable benefits of the race, Finetto said r unning has its health benefits, too. “It helps relieve stress. Students get to run alongside other runners, and it gives you a sense of wellbeing with a great sense of accomplishment,” she said.


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TENT STATE: Indoor events still scheduled today continued from front contact their legislators about,” he said. Natalie Sowinski, a RUSA senator at-large, said one of the goals of the United Students Against Sweatshops is to get the University to disaffiliate with the Fair Labor Association. USAS is scheduled to meet with University President Richard L. McCormick today to find out whether the University will disaffiliate, said Sowinski, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. Sowinski said companies like Nike, with “notorious track records” for labor violations, are signed onto the FLA, raising concerns that the FLA

ACTIVISM: Campuses resisted diversity in 1960s continued from front especially during the years of the Vietnam War, the activist scene is not what it used to be. “Today’s students may take too much for granted,” said Michael Rockland, a professor in the Department of American Studies. “They may not realize how hard people worked back then to bring meaningful change.” Rockland, who was involved with changing the voting age from 21 to 18, said the low turnout rate among young voters is also very disappointing. “I thought that [the voting age of 21] was outrageous,” Rockland said. “Here you [had] boys being drafted to go off to fight a stupid war where they might very well get killed or maimed, but they couldn’t vote.” Rockland, who has voted every year since he turned 21, said students do not have to do too much to vote, especially since they can at least send in an absentee ballot. “One of the greatest disappointments to me is that the group of Americans that least vote are the 18- to 21-year-olds — the very people for whom I fought to have the vote,” Rockland said. Throughout the last half-centur y, societal changes were made on the local and national spectrum, in addition to the lowering of the voting age. At the University, these changes ranged from making classes coeducational to desegregating the student population. University students rallied in the late 1960s and early 1970s in response to a range of causes — from the war in Vietnam, gender segregation, racism and minority exclusion in higher education, to the general quality of higher education. Since then, students have come together to fight for the causes they believe in. “It was one revolution after the other, all of which I think had good reason to [occur],” Rockland said. But once during a protest against the Vietnam War, students showed their opposition by throwing Molotov cocktails at the ROTC building. “A lot of my job was tr ying to say to students, ‘Hey there’s the First Amendment, you can say anything you want to at anytime,’” said Rockland, who ser ved as an assistant dean for three years at the University. “‘But please don’t throw Molotov cocktails.’” But more than any other group of people, students in this

may be “turning a blind eye to labor violations.” The University supports both the FLA and the Worker’s Rights Consortium, but USAS hopes to solely support the WRC, she said. In addition to a variety of organizations, Tent State also featured a number of workshops, like the “Ask a Feminist Panel,” or “Reproductive Rights.” Marjorie Fine, principal consultant and trainer at The Linchpin Campaign, held a workshop on Wednesday on how to fundraise more effectively. Fine gave tips on how to be efficient in fundraising money and increasing donations to about 40 students in Tent State’s “Town Hall” in a central long, white tent adjacent to College Avenue. “Get over the fear and panic of talking about money. … Write a strong letter and tell them you’ll call them, don’t make them call

countr y brought the Vietnam War to an end, Rockland said. “They affected absolutely everything,” Rockland said of the University’s student activists. He recounted an instance during the time after the civil rights movement, when members of the University’s Black Student Congress had waited in the dining hall line, loaded their trays with food and then threw their full trays in the air, Rockland said. “It all landed on the floor,” he said. “You saw food squashed and broken plates, because they were so angry that there were so few black students — minority students in general — and so few minority faculty.” Similar demonstrations caught the administration’s attention at the time, McCormick said. “African-American students all over the campuses in New Brunswick rightly hauled the University’s attention to the small number of AfricanAmerican students and faculty, and essentially, the non-representation of African-Americans in the curriculum,” McCormick said. “They were right about all those things and dramatic changes followed.” The University, which had resisted integration in the 1960s, now prides in its enormous diversity, said histor y professor Norman Markowitz. “Real progress was made,” Rockland said. “The faculty is much more diverse. In a way, the University became much more representative of the American people than it was back then.” But some student activists, like outgoing Rutgers University Student Assembly president Matt Cordeiro, believe that students still push to make change in the community. “Students can have a really big impact,” said Cordeiro, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “I like to think that I’ve had a really big impact.” Cordeiro said student activism last year contributed to the lowest tuition increase in a decade. Walk Into Action, a rally organized by New Jersey United Students last spring, attracted more than 300 attendees, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff, Academy bus drivers and members of the American Association of Undergraduate Professors. The protest targeted the state’s higher education funding crisis. But organizing students for a cause does take time and relies on the methods of the organizer, he said.

U NIVERSITY you,” she said. “Put the burden on yourself, not them.” Fine said students should take a prospective donor out to lunch or coffee to discuss the donation, but she reminded

“Get over the fear and panic of talking about money.” MARJORIE FINE Principal Consultant and Trainer at the Linchpin Campaign

attendees to keep in mind that it is business. “The purpose of having lunch or coffee with them is to have them go from thinking about donating to being honored to donate,” Fine said. “They might say no, but if you can get those

T H E DA I LY TA R G U M yeses, it can be enough to keep you going.” Sowinski said Tent State’s turnout was steady throughout the week, with Tuesday seeing an exceptionally high turnout. “I think the turnout has been pretty strong,” she said. “As far as the nighttime events go, I’ve been pretty pleased.” Sowinski said there was a combination of about 30 student and community organizations involved with Tent State this year. Tent State usually spans an entire week, but this year, the Office of Student Life said there will be no outdoor events over the weekend because of last year’s incidents during Rutgersfest. “They just told us that we have to have everything packed up by noon [today],” Sowinski said. Sowinski said Tent State had events planned for today before word came down from the admin-

istration that they would not be allowed to stay on Voorhees Mall. “We had [today’s] entire ... lineup of workshops, lectures, and music and entertainment,” she said. Klein said he felt that canceling outdoor events today was punishing University students for the actions of non-University students, who were mostly involved last April in the Rutgersfest incidents. “We’re going to keep going,” he said. “We plan on leaving [this] morning because Dean [Timothy] Grimm has decided to cancel the event.” Sowinski said indoor events are still permitted today, where scheduled bands will play at Van Dyke Hall on the College Avenue campus. VISIT DAILYTARGUM.COM FOR THE ACCOMPANYING VIDEO

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Students protest the Vietnam War in the 1970s on the Old Queens campus. Michael Rockland, former assistant dean of Douglass College, said students were active in advocating for change.

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Student dissent is a part of the University’s history, with protests against education funding cuts, gender inequality and war leading to change on campus.

Students might simply be busy, Cordeiro said, citing University coursework and the many opportunities for extracurricular participation. “We had a very similar rally [in spring 2010], but it didn’t get nearly as many people,” Cordeiro said. In addition to Walk Into Action, students at the University have rallied for a number of causes in recent years. Students participated in a lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender “die-in” to fight for tolerance in fall 2010. This week, participants of the 10th annual Tent State University reminded students that voicing their concerns is possible through the right platforms and that activism is still a fixture within the University community.

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About 300 protestors attended last spring’s “Walk Into Action,” demanding improvements in higher education.


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Obsessive, eccentric yet loveable — three words that describe the protagonist, Grandmaster Luzhin the chess genius (pronounced loozhin as in ‘illusion’), of Vladimir Nabokov’s third novel. The Luzhin Defense is a work sometimes wrongly overlooked by those classics-listfollowing readers zooming for Lolita after having finished Pride and Prejudice.

Published first in a Russian quarterly in 1929, 26 years before his heart-wrenchingly magical Lolita, The Defense nonetheless exhibits Nabokov’s virtuosic, diabolical style, weaving artful spells and illusory patterns that bamboozle some and reward adept readers. In a way, the novel itself is a chess problem for readers to solve, an admission Nabokov makes in the foreword: “The chess effects I planted are distinguishable not only in these separate scenes; their concatenation can be found

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in the basic structure of the attractive novel.” Set in early 20th centur y Europe, readers follow Luzhin’s ascension in the chess world from boyhood. His rapid obsession with chess gradually immerses him in the abstract world of the chess gods, in which he is a mere pawn. At 30 years old, his is internationally recognized and set to lock minds with the most dexterous chess masters in the world. An upcoming match with his Italian nemesis Turati has

Luzhin wavering between the “real” world and the chess world as he searches for the ultimate defense — a simple key move to checkmate not only Turati, but perhaps also the author. Meticulously written, the most remarkable thing about the book is its ability to create a parallel between the reader’s experience and Luzhin’s experience. The deceptively convoluted interlace of themes and details challenges readers to find the key underneath the dizzying patterns and red her-

ring diversions. Nabokov is the evil designer and the omnipotent god of the worlds that rise from his words. Unlike Luzhin, he is able to successfully maneuver between the realms of art and reality. Perhaps Nabokov, and not Luzhin, is the true chess master, and the reader — a COURTESY OF AMAZON.COM willing opponent.

LOLITA (1962) Directed by Stanley Kubrick BY ALEX NATANZON FILM EDITOR

The tagline on the poster for Stanley Kubrick’s monumental work, Lolita is: “How did they ever make a movie of LOLITA?” The film is based on the classic, yet controversial book of the same name, by Vladimir Nabokov. The epic novel explores the hush-hush relationship between a pervert and a young, 12-year-old “nymphet.” The novel is a brilliant character study, filled with raw emotion, love, lust and sheer bravery on Nabokov’s part. During a time of strict censorship, Kubrick is able to deliver to the big screen an adapted version of the novel, which, while removing much explicit material, still captures the overall essence of Nabokov and stands alone as a groundbreaking dark comedy. James Mason (North by Northwest) plays Humbert Humbert, a professor of French poetry, who arrives in Ramsdale, New Hampshire to take on a teaching position. He decides to stay at the boarding house of Charlotte Haze (Shelley Winters, Alfie), in order to become closer to Charlotte’s 14year-old daughter, Lolita (Sue Lyon, 7 Women). Humbert avoids Haze’s sexual advances, while taking every chance he can to flirt

with Lolita. However, when Charlotte discovers Humbert’s diary, in which he spills all his true feelings and emotions for her daughter, she drives off in a fury and accidentally crashes her car, killing herself. A very happy Humbert takes Lolita and travels with her across the country. On their journey, Humbert begins to notice they are being tracked by an eccentric artist named Clare Quilty (Peter Sellers, Being There). One of Kubrick’s biggest regrets was the strict censorship imposed upon him during the production of the film. Nabokov’s novel explores the taboo sexual relationship between Humbert and Lolita, and dives deep into Humbert’s inner musings about his desires. Kubrick was forced to substitute many of the explicit scenes with innuendos. Additionally, much of Humbert’s feelings he describes in the book are implied and left to assumption. However, even with all the changes, Lolita stands alone as a wonderful feat in filmmaking. Vladimir Nabokov himself wrote the screenplay for the film, therefore capturing the underlying essence of the work. Through very crafty cinematography and camera-work, Kubrick is able to give the movie a surreal feel at times, or even accentuate a certain character’s emotions during pivotal scenes.

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One of Lolita’s biggest pluses is the acting. Veteran actor James Mason delivers a ver y powerful performance, shifting from caring father to frustrated romantic to condescending cynic. Sue Lyon is perfect as the young nymphet. She displays childhood innocence, coupled with a flirtatious resolve. However, Peter Sellers steals the show as the ver y odd and artsy Clare Quilty. His ability to change his natural British accent to an American one is beyond praiseworthy While Kubrick’s Lolita deviates from Nabokov’s novel in many ways, and unfortunately loses some key features in doing so, it stands alone as a great film. Like many of Kubrick’s book adaptations (i.e. The Shining, A Clockwork Orange), Lolita becomes a creation of his own. While inspired by a source material, it excels by shining through in a different art medium and being meticulously crafted by one of the best and most influential filmmakers of the 20th century.

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Lolita, a fashion trend that takes its name from Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita, brings to mind: beautiful lacy dresses with a pair of pretty stockings, cute hair ribbons and bows and wide eyes with perfectly pink glossy lips. Fashion centered upon the titular character has grown in popularity over the years. This ranges from the cherry red heart shaped sunglasses that Lolita dons in the artwork for the film adaptations, to the well-known Japanese fashion vogue often referred to as “Gothic Lolita.” An example is the character Misa Amane in the popular Japanese manga and anime series, Death Note. In Japan, there is actually an entire subculture surrounding the concept of Lolita fashion, which extends far beyond the typical darkly inspired “Gothic Lolita,” with other popular styles including “Sweet Lolita,” “Traditional Lolita” and “Punk Lolita.” Each style incorporates different elements. The sweet style includes pastel shades and items like teddy bears and porcelain dolls, with an emphasis on cuteness; the traditional style centers on a more mature Victorian look, while the punk style adds punk rock elements like fishnets and plaid fabric. Lolita fashion as a whole takes many cues from the Victorian era, as well as the Rococo era. Despite the name, Lolita fashion is not erotic in nature and is somewhat removed from the pop culture connotations of Lolita as a sexually precocious girl. Rather, wearers of the style seek to express the “kawaii,” or cute, aesthetic popularized in Japan. Lolita-inspired fashion is always youthful with a touch of froufrou, but never uptight; the girls who wear it know how to have fun while remaining demure. And just like Nabokov’s intricate narrative style and wordplay in the novel, the Lolita fashion trend exemplifies the whimsical.


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GROUPS: Raritan River area is scattered with garbage continued from front “It gives people a reason to recycle because it’s so convenient,” Riley said. College students make up a big demographic that is often overlooked as disinterested, but can actually make powerful changes, she said. “If you start with one person, it can spread to the entire dorm, the entire campus,” Riley said. Monica Sun, a participant in the Community Water Watch

AUTHOR: Nielsen says persuasion attempts are high continued from front “All the people who are so disenchanted with the political process in this country have such fixed views that what you have left is 7 percent of swing voters,” said Nielsen, who explained it is this 7 percent of swing votes that canvassers target. Nielsen attributes America’s over whelming partisanship to oversaturation, with the average American subjected to 3,000 persuasion attempts each day. He also cites audience fragmentation, the result of candidates advertising on hundreds of different television channels to reach the same amount of voters they could previously reach with dozens, and the increase of available mediums through which to advertise in general. “The fact that ground wars are actually increasing makes sense to me since the media is expanding and targeting so many different audiences,” said Punit Patel, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore who attended the lecture.

campaign of the New Jersey Public Interest Research Group at the University, educates the public about water pollutants and water quality and has organized a litter cleanup for tomorrow alongside a one-mile stretch of the Raritan River with several student and community organizations. The cleanup area is littered with plastic bags, cans, bottles and other objects such as air conditioners, said Sun, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore. Sun said the Raritan River not only contains litter but also includes industrial pollutants that cannot be broken down.

Even though watershed naturally filters the water to a degree,

Patel said campaigners use maps to pinpoint exactly which areas and demographics to target. “It becomes easier in the sense that if you reach out to them directly, you are more likely to get the personal attachment and their vote,” she said.

“We shouldn’t romanticize ground wars. … They are not a form of quaint, New England politics. They are about winning. They are par tisan-energized … stressful and tedious … and fueled by money,” Nielsen said. He concluded his talk by returning to the precepts he outlined to make up the “dominant narrative of politics” and debunking them. “If we adopt a more comprehensive view of how campaigns communicate, they are at the same time engaged in personalized political communication,” Nielsen said. Some students felt the discussion opened a dialogue about emerging technologies and their role in politics. “I thought the talk was extremely relevant, especially because part of it focused on how young people are involved as a vital part of these campaigns,” said Maureen Sheikh, a School of Arts and Sciences senior. “Digital campaigning in particular is becoming extremely relevant,” she said. “The more personal campaigns are, the easier it is for people to hear about social issues.”

“[Ground wars] are not a form of quaint, New England politics.” RASMUS NIELSEN Author of “Ground Wars”

Nielsen worked in close connection with the political campaigns of N.J. Assemblywoman Linda Stender, D-Union, and U.S. Rep. Jim Himes of Connecticut, D-4. His book serves as a close analysis of the two campaigns and their employment of “ground war” techniques, though he warns against the idealizing of the techniques.

“Just because it’s April 22 doesn’t mean we should care any more [than usual].” MUKAND BANGALORE Students for Environmental Awareness Treasurer

which supplies drinking water to New Brunswick and East

T H E DA I LY TA R G U M Brunswick, Sun said more should be done to protect the river. “Not many people know how dirty the river is,” Sun said. “It’s not severely contaminated [like the Hudson River], and that’s why it’s not too popular [for holding cleanups].” She said though Water Watch holds cleanups throughout the semester, the best time to do a big cleanup is around Earth Day because it is a good way to end the semester and spread awareness of the polluted Raritan. Sun said the Earth Day cleanup aims to motivate people to help out and foster a conversation about the environmental con-

sequences of everyday actions, with the hope that participating individual will spread awareness. Sun said other worries distract students, and while they need Earth Day to increase environmental consciousness, there is no quick fix. “Every day should be Earth Day,” Sun said. Bangalore said though Earth Day is necessary to focus the public’s attention, raising environmental awareness is about changing people’s attitudes for the long term. “Just because it’s April 22 doesn’t mean we should care any more [than usual],” Bangalore said.

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Student researchers of the Aresty Research Center will present their projects at the eighth annual Undergraduate Research Symposium at 10:30 a.m. at the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus. For more information, contact Matthew Evans at matthew.evans@rutgers.edu.

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The Rutgers University Glee Club will perform its 140th Spring Concert at 7:30 p.m. at the Nicholas Music Center on Douglass campus. Student tickets are $5. For more information, call the Mason Gross Ticket Office at (732) 932-7511. The New Jersey Public Interest Research Group and Rutgers United for the Welfare of Animals will have a Raritan River cleanup from noon to 3 p.m. Students can meet at the AMC Loews New Brunswick 18 theater. All cleaning supplies will be provided. WRSU 88.7 FM Rutgers Radio presents “Live from Morrell Street” from 1 to 7 p.m. on Morrell Street on the College Avenue campus. The event will feature Accidental Seabirds, the Micks, Adam Streicher and the Anphetamines, Black Water, the Lost Patrol and Root Glen. There will be music and prizes.

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The Flavors, Fragrances and Perception Symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Fiber Optics Materials Research building on Busch campus. University faculty and guest speakers will present their work on new discoveries regarding olfactory processes and human health and behavior. Contact Chris Perkins at (732) 445-2226 or christopher.perkins@rutgers.edu to register.

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The Rutgers Internship and Co-op Program will hold a 30-minute information session at 1 p.m. at the Career and Interview Center on Busch campus. Preregister at careerservices@echo.rutgers.edu. The Women’s Center presents “Preventing Domestic Violence through Teachings of Islam” on the third floor of the Douglass Campus Center. Wafa House executive director Zillehuma Hasan will relate domestic violence to freedom and oppression. There will be free food.

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The Public Relations Student Society of America will host a charity garage sale from 2 to 7 p.m. on Morrell Street on the College Avenue campus. Proceeds will go to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and the Wounded Warriors Project. For more information, contact Daisy Garden at dgarden@eden.rutgers.edu and Amanda Figueroa at afig@eden.rutgers.edu.

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Janet Tomiyama, assistant professor in the Departments of Psychology and Nutritional Sciences, will lecture on “Stress, Eating and Not Eating” at noon in the first-floor conference room of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research at 112 Paterson St.

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METRO

APRIL 20, 2012

INDONESIAN IMMIGRANTS SEEK REFUGE IN THE REFORMED CHURCH OF HIGHLAND PARK A Highland Park church is serving as a sanctuary for Indonesian immigrants, and two more that are trying to avoid deportation — bringing the refugee total to five people. The Reformed Church of Highland Park welcomed Silfia Tobing, 43, and Arthur Jemmy, 29, to stay at the church, avoiding the risk of being sent back to Indonesia where they faced persecution for practicing Christianity, the church’s co-pastor, Seth Kaper-Dale, told nj.com. Tobing and Jemmy fled the largely Muslim country for New Jersey in the 1990s, but their tourist visas have expired, Kaper-Dale told nj.com. About 20 activists protested in Newark outside the Essex County Correctional Facility Wednesday where immigrants await removal hearings at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, according to nj.com. Ross Feinstein, an ICE spokesperson, said his agency follows specific rules when churches are involved with immigration policy enforcement. “ICE does not conduct enforcement actions at … places of worship, without prior approval from ICE headquarters or unless the action involves a national security matter, imminent risk of violence or physical harm, pursuit of dangerous felon or the imminent destruction of evidence in an ongoing criminal case,” he told nj.com. About 70 Christian Indonesians are facing orders for their deportation, with most living in Middlesex County, according to nj.com.

U. organizations host local artists at city fest BY ZACH BREGMAN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

New Brunswick’s local music scene will be on display this Sunday in downtown New Brunswick during CoreFest 2012. The festival will last from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and feature several local bands, solo artists and vendors on the corner of Livingston Avenue and Morris Street. The University radio station 90.3 The Core and coLAB Arts are sponsoring CoreFest, said Dan Swern, co-founder of coLAB Arts, a nonprofit organization. “[coLAB Art’s] mission is to create opportunities for emerging artists who work in New Brunswick, so we’ve been doing music events at venues like George Street Playhouse and our own gallery space for years now, and we’ve been looking for a partner to … produce a good music event,” Swern said. The first part of the event will take place at the Namaste Café on the second floor of the George Street Co-op, where attendees can watch five local bands and standup comedy, said Stella Morrison, public affairs director at 90.3 The Core. “We’re trying to create that really chilled-out, ‘come hang out and just enjoy the music,’ coffeehouse vibe,” Morrison said. The festival will move outdoors at 1 p.m. for a concert in the parking lot in front of the George Street Co-op, Morrison said. Featured bands include The Vigor, Mirrors and Wires, Cotton, the Waffle Stompers and the Do Rights. Swern, coLAB’s producing director, said the festival aims to rejuvenate the city’s live music scene. “CoreFest is not only a fundraiser for The Core, which is a great independent radio station with a long history,” he said. “It’s an opportunity to bring live music back to New Brunswick. We helped them navigate the city’s bureaucracy and helped plan the event.” Based on confirmations on the Facebook page and the number of reservations, Swern said the

event’s organizers expect 300 people to show up, which he thinks is a positive sign about the community’s appreciation of music. “I think it’s important because New Brunswick has the ingredients to be a very strong [musical] community, there’s a huge engine of creativity that churns out amazing work,” he said. Both coLAB and The Core are hopeful the event will be successful and plan on collaborating again the future, Swern said. “We discussed partnering together on more events, possibly doing another outdoor music event in the summer, but we’ve definitely had some serious conversations about doing this event again next year,” he said. Morrison said some of the bands, like Mirrors and Wires and the Do Rights, are veterans of the New Brunswick scene and anyone who has frequented many of the pubs, alehouses and shows around the city will likely be familiar with them. “The heart and soul of the station is supporting all these different local acts, and we really encourage people who are in bands to keep pursuing their dreams and pursuing the kind of music they want to keep making,” she said. Morrison said he hopes CoreFest can bring a sense of pride among the local residents about music being produced in their own city. “New Brunswick has a very … rich history of supporting music and supporting local bands. Some very large bands have come through here before, like the Gaslight Anthem and Thursday,” she said. Joel Mukkatt, a School of Arts and Sciences sophomore, said the show would allow him and other residents a chance to see what New Brunswick has to offer. “I’m always open to seeing new types of music because you can always find a new style of music that you may not have been open to looking at,” Mukkatt said. Tickets will be $5 for the indoor café and $10 for the outdoor concert.

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Sports clinic teaches concussion care BY KARMA ALLEN CONTRIBUTING WRITER

Parents, athletes and coaches were invited to South Brunswick High School’s first sports safety clinic Wednesday, where physical trainers spoke on the importance of injury prevention and treatment techniques. The clinic aimed to provide parents with education on some of the possible injuries that young athletes often face, said Diana Starace, coordinator for Robert Wood Johnson’s Injury Prevention Program, which co-sponsored the event with Safe Kids USA. “We want parents to know that sports injuries are serious,” Starace said. “The purpose of [yesterday’s] event was to teach them how to prevent injuries and what to do when an injury does happen.” Jennifer Moore, an athletic trainer in the high school’s athletic department said the organizers promoted the event thoroughly in an effort to get as many parents to come out as possible. “We gave flyers to two local newspapers, the entire South Brunswick school district, the South Brunswick Health Department, and we also put them in parent folders,” Moore said. Despite the amount of promotion, only three student guardians showed up to the event, two being grandparents who live outside of the school district. Bob Turkheimer, one of the grandparents, said the turnout was disgraceful. “It shows the complete disinterest of the parents in the

school district,” Turkheimer said. “Most of them are interested in their kids becoming stars, but obviously they’re [not] interested in learning about what it takes to get them there safely.” Although she admits the turnout was disappointing, Starace said it should not be blamed on the organizers. “We did our part. We did exact-

“At least 85 percent of the accidents we see at Robert Wood Johnson are preventable.” DIANA STARACE Coordinator of the Robert Wood Johnson Injury Prevention Program

ly what we came here to do. We opened the event up to the community, and it’s unfortunate that the parents and coaches didn’t find it important enough to come to,” she said. Considering that SBHS has close to 3,000 students and more than 700 active athletes, Moore said she is not surprised the athletic office is constantly busy with injuries. “We deal with everything from bruises and strains to concussions and broken bones. On average, we see about 10 to 15 new injuries a day,” Moore said. Starace said she hoped the clinic would help athletes before they

are forced to make an injury-related visit to the hospital. “People who take part in risky behavior don’t think about the possible outcomes. At least 85 percent of the accidents we see at Robert Wood Johnson are preventable,” Starace said. Among the topics discussed at the workshop were concussion treatments, a subject Starace said is tangled with misconceptions. “Most people still think a loss of consciousness is the sign of a person who has a concussion, but that is a big myth. Most people with concussions don’t lose consciousness.” Starace said. Dr. Tim Hosea, an or thopedic surgeon, said concussions are often mistakenly brushed of f as small injuries, an attitude he believes is harming young athletes. “They say, ‘Oh he just got his bell rung, he will be fine.’ That’s a big misconception. Concussions are a big deal, especially in kids. They make you susceptible to serious injuries down the line. The adolescent brain is vulnerable,” he said. Hosea, an orthopedic consultant to the University Sports Medicine Department, said the event was especially important for coaches to learn how to treat their athletes. “I know a coach who [punishes] kids with intensive practices from Day 1. The kids end up in my office in serious pain from overuse,” he said. “An injured player does not help the team. Events like this one show people how to prevent activities that can lead to injuries.”


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OPINIONS

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APRIL 20, 2012

EDITORIALS

Week in review: laurels and darts

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he Secret Ser vice fired three agents and placed eight other employees on administrative leave this week after as many as 11 agents and 10 militar y personnel were found bringing Colombian prostitutes back to their hotel in Cartagena. The ser vice members were there doing advance work prior to President Barack Obama’s arrival for the Summit of the Americas, and apparently had a hard time upholding the separation of work and play. Of course, prostitution itself is a problem, but what makes the situation even worse is that these individuals were on the clock, working for an elite agency that is already accused of being overly secretive in their operations. These ser vice members deser ve dar ts for their actions.

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Twelve students from all three of the University’s campuses spent Wednesday afternoon on Capitol Hill in Washington D.C., representing University students in the fight for financial aid. But the students didn’t just rely on statistics and numbers to make their case — they offered listeners a human side of the financial aid problem by telling their own stories of paying for higher education in the face of increasing costs. These students deser ve laurels for their advocacy work. It’s important that our legislators realize that behind all the numbers, there are real people dealing with student debt.

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When the Court Tavern, a longtime local dive bar on the corner of Church Street in downtown New Brunswick, closed in Januar y, many lamented the loss of the Hub City’s last popular music venue. The Court stood as testament to New Brunswick’s local punk rock music scene for 30 years, but was forced to close for financial reasons. However, it looks like this closure may be only temporar y. Michael Barrood, owner of Mike’s Courtside Sports Bar and Grill, recently purchased the building at an auction. We laurel Barrood for snagging the Court, and we hope he restores it to its former glor y. While it may not be exactly the same under this new ownership, we look for ward to the days when the New Brunswick music scene will be once again showcased at this venue. *

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In an editorial that ran in the Opinions section earlier in the semester, The Daily Targum editorial board members questioned why, despite the existence of a state law allowing it, New Jersey had not seen its medical marijuana centers growing and distributing medical marijuana to cannabis patients. We’re happy to hear this may not be the case for much longer. Earlier this week, the state’s Health Department granted its first growing permit to Montclair-based Greenleaf Compassion Center. Under the permit, the Garden State’s first medical marijuana can be planted. We laurel the Health Department, as well as Greenleaf Compassion Center, for beginning a process that will eventually lead to hundreds of N.J. cannabis patients receiving the care they need. Appropriate for 4/20? We think so. *

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During the West Coast music festival Coachella’s first installment last weekend, fans were awestruck as famed rap legend Tupac Shakur was beamed onto the stage to perform hit songs “Hail Mar y” and “2 of Amerikaz Most Wanted.” The artist’s resurrection can be attributed to the work of a technology company called AV Concepts, in partnership with rapper and producer Dr. Dre’s production company. The two companies worked for almost four months perfecting the holographic image of Tupac, from his acidwashed jeans to his chest tattoos. Now, while the technology itself is certainly jaw-dropping, we’re not too sure how we feel about bringing long-dead artists back to life to perform again for 21st centur y audiences. We dart the organizers behind this showstopper for that reason. Frankly, it’s a little creepy, and who knows what Tupac himself would say about it.

QUOTE OF THE DAY “We’re trying to create that really chilled out, ‘come hang out and just enjoy the music,’ coffeehouse vibe.” Stella Morrison, public affairs director at 90.3 The Core, on the radio station’s upcoming CoreFest 2012 STORY IN METRO

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get ready for my daily here were many courses. However, once I topics that I could realize I cannot convince have touched on myself to go to class on this week, but I felt this time, I start the personal one was lying heavy on my debate of whether I really heart: senioritis. need to go to class in the Senioritis is a colloquial TAMIYAH YANCEY first place. And once that term high school and colfails, and I count how lege seniors use to many classes I’ve missed compared to how many describe their decreased motivation toward I have left to miss, I get ready, avoid the clocks, studies. Now, senioritis was a condition I first NextBus included, and simply muster up the heard of in high school, and I initially thought it strength to walk in — knowing I’ve missed most to be a joke, a fluke, a made up excuse seniors of the lecture. used for their new, lazy lifestyles as upperclassThen there are the assignments. When it comes men. But I am here to tell you that it is as true to class assignments, I actually make the effort to now, as it was then. look through the syllabus to document when each My senior year — Class of 2008 — was tough. due date is. Do I do this because I am a well-roundEver y day I walked into my school, I wanted to ed student who wants to make walk back out. Ever y time I sure I get every piece of work stepped foot into one of my “Count down your days, done? No. I mean, I want to be classes, I immediately wanted the amazing student I know I am, to dive headfirst into my bed. make your deadlines but, in the words of “Chappelle’s And ever y assignment thrown my way was thrown away into and look to graduation Show” Rick James: Senioritis is a hell-of-a-drug. I keep those due the darkest corners of my mind, as your inspiration. dates in sight, so I know how until the due date began to long I have until I actually need creep closer and closer. That is what I have to work on the project. And I wait To make things worse, I was done to survive.” until the week — and sometimes in honors classes as a result of the day-of — to take the time to my studious behavior the past finish it. three years. So my teachers let Yes, senioritis is real and thriving. And there my lateness slide and my absences pass as long as are many more examples of its symptoms and I said hi every now and then, stayed on my deadside effects. But because of time, I will not go lines or handed in my work on time. And into all of them. Most of you out there already for those who may be wondering (a.k.a. my parknow the effects. So I leave you all with this — ents) — I didn’t skip school, I simply skipped class. seniors especially. I spent ever y period but one in my guidance Count down your days, make your deadlines counselors’ of fices, talking about life, graduaand look to graduation as your inspiration. That tion and ever y activity outside of studious is what I have done to sur vive, and I have faith it achievements. I planned for prom, shopped for may work for you. As Annie Gottlier once said, seniors’ week where we had “mix-match” day, “It so hard when I have to, and so easy when I 70s day and Homecoming. My senior year was want to.” the laziest, but happiest year of my educational Until next time, good luck class of 2012. career — until now. Now Senioritis has crept back into my life. I Tamiyah Yancey is a School of Ar ts and am tired all of the time. I am subject to “iCarly’s” Sciences senior majoring in journalism and media version of “random napping.” and it has never studies with minors in Africana studies and cinebeen harder to leave my apartment as it is now. I ma studies. Yancey has been a Targum columnist will literally lie in bed, drifting in and out of this semester. sleep, tr ying to convince myself to get up and

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Horoscopes / LINDA C. BLACK

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Today's Birthday (04/20/12). Birthdays are an excellent time to consider one's own health, wellness and vitality. Reassess your practices. Are they as fun as you want? Access your enthusiasm and optimism. Play with friends. A relationship could get more committed around the solar eclipse on November 13. Abundance is yours. To get the advantage, check the day's rating: 10 is the easiest day, 0 the most challenging. Aries (March 21-April 19) — Today is a 7 — Your attention is on finances. Don't let it slip through your fingers ... pay down bills, stash some, replenish reserves. Stick to your plan, and grow your nest egg. Taurus (April 20-May 20) — Today is an 8 — Take it slow, and avoid mistakes that would cost far more time overall. With both the Sun and Moon in your sign, your confidence could make you cocky. Focus on love. Gemini (May 21-June 21) — Today is a 7 — Spend less and save more. For the next two days, review the financial and logistical plans. Conserve resources, shop for bargains, and you can make it all work out. Cancer (June 22-July 22) — Today is a 7 — These days are great for having friends over. Schedule meetings, as you network with ease. Many hands make light work: Take on a joint project, and celebrate. Leo (July 23-Aug. 22) — Today is a 7 — Thank someone who's been a nag for reminding you. You may be tested over the next few days. Stay practical and focused, and make a good impression on an observer. Smile. Virgo (Aug. 23-Sept. 22) — Today is a 7 — Travel and adventure lie on the horizon. Read the small print. Double-confirm arrangements. Include study and research in the mix for a plot that makes a difference.

Libra (Sept. 23-Oct. 22) — Today is an 8 — Don't balk at an unreasonable request. Consider options carefully. Don't worry about status. The next two days are hot for business. Get into action! Scorpio (Oct. 23-Nov. 21) — Today is a 9 — Let go of old selfimposed barriers, and open the door of your heart to love. The more you give, the more you'll receive. Find power in balance. Sagittarius (Nov. 22-Dec. 21) — Today is an 8 — For the next four weeks, it's easier to bring passion to work. If you get stopped, ask yourself, "What do I love most?" Bring photos in to remind yourself. Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) — Today is a 7 — Find comfort in your home. Repair what needs fixing. A female increases the excitement. Take suggestions, get practical advice and you love the results. Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) — Today is an 8 — The person yelling the loudest isn't always right. Stop and think. Strive for balance and fairness. Get into a home project, and clean up a mess. Create love. Pisces (Feb. 19-March 20) — Today is a 9 — Keep focused on creating income, despite distractions. Someone may want more of your time. Balance. Use what you've learned and keep studying. You can do this.

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POSITION: Syracuse pitcher presents challenge continued from back But a supportive crowd will not be enough to topple the Orange, who sit one game behind conference-leading Louisville. Syracuse’s biggest weapon is its pitching staff, led by senior Jenna Caira. “She mixes speeds very well,” McMullen said. “Ever ybody knows her go-to [pitch] is the changeup, and she does a really good job of keeping hitters offbalance, and that’s our challenge for the weekend.” But Lindley does not think hitting will be a problem, despite Caira’s 20-4 record and 173 strikeouts — both are second in the conference. During the current threegame winning streak, the Rutgers offense has averaged nearly six runs per game while limiting opponents to an average of little more than three runs per game. “They have pretty good pitchers, but as long as we’re attacking the pitches, I think we’re going to do well,” Lindley said. Keeping their opponents off the scoreboard will also be a

tall order for the Knights. Syracuse poses more of a threat than Notre Dame and Stony Brook. The Orange are third in the conference in runs scored with 208, only seven behind South Florida, which sits atop the list, and six RBI behind the Bulls for first in that category. But Syracuse’s most glaring statistic is the number of long balls it hits. The Orange currently top the Big East with 51 home runs, 12 more than the next closest team. That puts a lot of pressure on the Rutgers pitchers. “[Syracuse’s] hitters are strong, powerful hitters,” McMullen said. “They do a lot of free swinging, so we’re going to have to try our best to keep them off-balance, as well.” While the Knights face their toughest opponent in recent history, the current winning streak puts momentum on their side. “I think now is a great time to play them,” Lindley said. “I feel like we’re really hitting our stride, and we definitely can take all three games from them. We just have to stay disciplined and do what we know [how to do].”

PAST: Head coach decides to stay in native New Jersey continued from back He was as stern as he was after any win or loss. But Hill occasionally cracks a smile and breaks his determination, as he did when he reminisced about his history with Rutgers. “Probably the biggest thing is I’m a New Jersey guy,” Hill said on why he has stuck around Rutgers. “I was close enough to see my kids grow up and see my boys play. My girls were cheerleaders.” Hill’s history in New Jersey stems past Rutgers. After graduating from Clifford High School in East Orange, Hill stayed in the same town and played baseball, basketball and football at Upsala College, where he later coached baseball while playing it semi-pro. Coaching became his main focus in 1976, when he coached the Montclair State football team and then began coaching the baseball team the following spring. In his final season with each, he led the football team to the Division III semifinals and then helped the baseball team to the

APRIL 20, 2012 Division III World Series. Rutgers offered Hill a job afterward, and that was where he settled. “I never really wanted to go to another state or to a larger school,” Hill said. Hill adopted the program from former head coach Matt Bolger, who at the time led all Rutgers coaches in wins with 293. With Bolger’s success and a 1950 College World Series title, the Knights had a history before Hill arrived. But Hill overshadowed much of that history and coached many more great players. Hill entered a program that produced four players who combined for five All-American honors. The 36th-year head coach has developed 20 more players with 45 national honors. Rutgers’ only current AllAmerican is junior pitcher Tyler Gebler, who joined the Knights in 2009 partly because of other nationally recognized players from Toms River High School South (N.J.)who played for Hill. “Seeing kids from my high school — [Todd] Frazier came here, and I saw the success [he] had,” Gebler said. “Just seeing that, [I wanted] to follow in [his] footsteps.” Frazier, a third baseman in the

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Cincinnati Reds’ system, leads all Knights (21-15, 7-5) with 42 career home runs from 2005-2007. Zavala said Hill looks for players who “just 100 percent hustle all the time. He doesn’t expect you to hit 1.000.” That is what Hill said the other former Knight did who got a major league at-bat last year —Chicago Cubs outfielder David DeJesus “You know people have a great respect for him,” Hill said. “I don’t think they’d trade for him if they didn’t.” Along with the players Hill developed, he has also made Rutgers one of the most prominent baseball programs in the North. Among active coaches of teams above the Mason-Dixon Line, only Minnesota head coach John Anderson has won more games. Despite less recognition, Hill respects players who deal with more inclement weather. “We don’t have ever ything perfect [up north].” he said. Hill’s journey continues this weekend, when the Knights travel to Connecticut (21-16, 9-3). He could not decide on his favorite memory at Rutgers — not only because he has so many, but because the 77-year-old’s mind is in the future.


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In-state finale awaits RU before postseason BY ANTHONY RODRIGUEZ STAFF WRITER

The Rutgers women’s track and field team’s season is coming down to the wire. The Scarlet Knights travel to Princeton, N.J., this weekend to compete in the Larry Ellis Invitational. The Knights have only one competiWOMEN’S TRACK t i o n remainRUTGERS AT ing after LARRY ELLIS t h e TODAY m e e t before the Big East Championships. The Larry Ellis Invitational is also be the last chance the Knights have to qualify for either the Big East or ECAC championships. “We are looking for two things this weekend,” said head coach James Robinson. “Obviously it is the last opportunity to qualify, so we are looking for some more qualifiers, and those who have already qualified we are looking to run faster to draw a better seed.” Only two Knights compete tonight in the elite section of the Invitational — freshman Christina Dibernardo in the 800 meter and sophomore Ashley Deckert in the 1,500 meter. The majority of the team competes tomorrow. “We are looking for the opportunity to run a really fast 1,500 meter and 800 meter at a highly competitive event,” Robinson said.

The Knights’ preseason goal was to finish in the Big East and ECAC Championships’ top 10. But with the team’s recent success, like placing fifth in the indoor ECAC and winning the Metropolitan Championships last weekend, the Knights maintain the same goal. “You can’t increase the goal without first having reached the goal,” Robinson said. “I am pretty confident we can perform well. We aren’t satisfied with what we have gotten so far, but we are happy with it. Yet we are still looking to continue to improve and get better day by day.” Sprinters coach Lou Tomlinson has noticed progress since the preseason workouts began in August. “There has been quite a bit of transformation this season,” Tomlinson said. “Now we are waiting for the Big East Championship. There is a high level of confidence, and we are very excited. The Knights do not lose many seniors after the season concludes. The roster currently has only five on the roster — composed mostly of freshmen and sophomores — but the talent encourages Rutgers. “We told the team last year that expectations would be high this year,” Robinson said. “We knew we would have the opportunity to make a lot of noise this year and break school records, as well as set a lot of personal-best times.”

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Senior midfielder Mike Diehl is third on the team in goals and fourth in points, with 18 and 21, respectively.

REBOUND: Motivation remains in final home matchup continued from back Senior Mike Diehl — another top scorer alongside Mangan — is among those still reeling from the Syracuse loss. But entering his final Yurcak appearance, Diehl’s only goal now is to complete his senior year with pride. “[Syracuse] was definitely upsetting, especially since we cannot make it into the Big East

Tournament now,” Diehl said. “But we have to focus on Michigan and Georgetown [next Friday] and try and finish out the season strong.” More than 30 underclassmen teammates are as inspired to send their senior leaders out of their last home performance with a win. “It is not only the nine seniors, but it is everyone else,” Brecht said. “It is the 31 other players — freshman, sophomores and juniors. There should be a lot of pride and a lot of passion and excitement.”

doubles, while Holzberg and Petrini’s 8-6 win clinched the doubles point. Though Cincinnati entered the match on the heels of a threematch losing streak — all by scores of 6-1 — Ivey was not surprised at how hard Rutgers’ opponent fought. “We came in knowing they had a losing record,” Ivey said. “But at the same time, they came in with a clean slate. ... We knew they were hungry for a win.” W i t h the close m a t c h behind t h e m , Rutgers can now focus on MORGAN its next IVEY opponent in Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish entered the tournament as the No. 1 seed and own a threematch winning streak. But Bucca believes the Knights’ regular season schedule, including matchups with ranked teams DePaul, Princeton and Syracuse, will benefit them when they play their most daunting match of the season. “Notre Dame is a highly ranked and physical team,” Bucca said. “But we’re ready for the challenge. We’ve had a challenging schedule all year, and it has prepared well for this moment.”


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It is easier for Marcus Cooper and Wayne Warren to name the Rutgers football team’s special teams units they were not on last year than the other way around. The pair of seniors in the Scarlet Knights secondary covered kicks, defended punts and blocked on returns. Then they found time to contribute on defense. “Guys like Wayne, those guys are invaluable,” Cooper said. “They really help the team, they really push us throughout. They’re always there for us — special teams, defense. Whatever you ask of them, they come out and perform and get the job done.” Warren was especially versatile. The safety played primarily on passing downs last year in the

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Knights’ dime package. He made a living as an edge rusher, recording 2.5 sacks — the most in the secondary. Warren was a high school quar terback, and Cooper played wide receiver before moving to corner during his sophomore season. “You don’t want to be a onedimensional player,” Warren said. “You want to show guys you can play other positions. Being able to play special teams, not only are you showing you can play other positions, but you’re just helping out your team.” Warren learned it from a host of now-NFL players who thrived on special teams in Piscataway. Pros Joe Lefeged and Devin McCour ty returned kicks in addition to star ting in the defensive backfield. Courtney

Greene and Jason McCourty contributed on special teams units, as well. “All those guys definitely set the standard for us and showed us, ‘This is how it is. We play special teams.’ There’s nothing wrong with it,” Warren said. “We see what they’re doing in the league, so why not follow in those guys’ footsteps?” Cooper and the Knights’ multi-use cornerbacks have a familiar tutor in Robb Smith. Smith, now defensive coordinator, coached special teams last year and corners in 2010. He served the same role for three seasons at Maine before his 2009 arrival in Piscataway. “It makes for a really smooth transition going from working with him on special teams to having him in defensive meetings now,” Warren said. “We

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Senior cornerback Marcus Cooper played on every special teams unit last season except for field goal attempts. He even returned a punt a year ago, his first full season at corner.

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Flood said yesterday he will split reps evenly tomorrow among the team’s top contested positions: quarterback and running back. Junior signal caller Chas Dodd and sophomore Gar y Nova faced the same scenario April 7 in the Knights’ first scrimmage. “I think it will probably be better ultimately for the football team if there was somebody if that person emerged,” Flood said. “That hasn’t happened. I don’t think in the long run it’ll be a negative for us.” Dodd threw for 180 yards on 37 attempts nearly two weeks ago, while Nova went 10-for-26 through the air with two interceptions. Flood said he could foresee a problem with the competition if the pair did not have a “great working relationship.” “If those personalities clashed more, then I think it could be a negative,” he said. “But that’s not going to be the case.” Redshirt freshman running back Paul James also figures into the equation in the backfield, joining sophomores Savon Huggins and Jawan Jamison. “With those three guys working at tailback, I think there’ll be enough carries to go around,” Flood said. KICKER

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Federico, an early enrollee, continues to impress Flood with only four practices left in the spring. But the punting competition continues to be sporadic. “I wish we had a little more consistency from our punters right now,” Flood said. “I know we have a known commodity from our game situations last year in [senior Justin] Doerner, but I would like to see more consistency in practice from the punters.” Doerner took every punt last season, when he averaged 40.3 yards per kick and landed 24 inside the 20-yard line.

Championship match closes campaign BY AARON FARRAR CONTRIBUTING WRITER

The Rutgers men’s and women’s golf teams tee off for the final time this season at the Big East Championship in Orlando. T h e WOMEN’S GOLF women have the RUTGERS AT f i r s t BIG EAST CHAMPS crack at SUNDAY it when t h e y compete this weekend in the Sunshine State. Head coach Maura WatersBallard is pleased with the Scarlet Knights’ effort this season and looks forward to seeing how they close out the year. She is confident Rutgers will showcase its talent. “All of the members of the team have been playing with confidence,” Ballard said. “They have remained focused all season long, and I know that they will carry the momentum from the season to this final match.”

The Knights have shown how determined they were to have a successful season by finishing among the top eight teams this spring in ever y tournament. Their best outing was the season debut in March, when they finished in third place at the Homewood Suites Invitational. Waters-Ballard believes it was a good season for her and the program. She enjoyed working with the Knights and is excited for more seasons to come. “This has been a fun year,” the 20-year head coach said. “This squad is very talented, and they prove it at every match. Every outing has been a blast, and I know that they will bring the same intensity to the Big East Championship and beyond.” The Big East Championship marks the first time the Knights compete in consecutive weekends this season, following a fifth-place finish at the Columbia Roar-EE Invitational. Freshman Kor tnie Maxoutopoulis is prepared to

close out the season on a high note. “We’re ready to go out and give it our all,” the Pleasanton, Calif., native said. “We have been playing with a lot energy all season, and we cannot stop now. I want us to go out strong.” The Knights take the course Sunday and finish Tuesday to close out the tournament and season. On the other side, the men’s team has some more time to prepare for their season finale, when it competes April 29 to May 1 in its own conference tournament. The Knights play on a similar course that they started the season on. “Playing on courses in Florida can make or break you,” said head coach Rob Shutte. “We have to practice on our bunker shots and controlling our distances. The courses are unpredictable, and I’m getting the guys ready for the unexpected.” The Knights believe they will be ready to play with the amount of practice time they

have before they compete. They are confident they can adapt to whatever atmosphere and will be able to have a good outing. “I think we’ll be fine,” said sophomore Jonathan Renza. “We have another week to give our best in practice and go out and play our hearts out. I am confident in myself and the rest of the guys. We have what it takes to get the job done.” Rutgers had its best match of the season in Florida when it placed fifth at the Homewood Suites Invitational on March 17, led by Renza’s seventh-place finish in the 45-player field. The season finale for the Knights puts Shutte’s first year as head coach in the books. He sees the potential in the team. “This was a good run for us,” he said. “But I’m ready to go out strong this season and come back rejuvenated. We have what it takes to be a top-notch team, and we will get there. We just all have to buy into it.”

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all of Famer Larr y Brown became the head coach of Southern Methodist, the school announced yesterday. ESPN reported Tuesday that Brown and the Mustangs reached an agreement but were still negotiating details. Contracts for Illinois State head coach Tim Jankovich for a coach-in-waiting position, along with contracts for Illinois assistant coach Jerrance Howard and former Kentucky assistant Rod Strickland held up the deal. SMU moves in 2013 from Conference USA to the Big East. It fired former head coach Matt Doherty last month after six seasons.

THE NCAA DIVISION III Committee on Infractions punished Kean yesterday for “major violations” of NCAA legislation, placing all 13 of the school’s teams on probation until April 18, 2016. The committee also banned the women’s basketball team from the 2012-2013 postseason. It confirmed the charges former athletic director Glenn Hedden gave it last summer that cited Kean “lacked institutional control and failed to monitor its women’s basketball program, leading to impermissible financial aid and extra benefits for its student athletes,” according to The Star-Ledger. Every program must submit annual reports and send representatives to regional seminars during the probation.

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Colts will select former Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck with the No. 1 pick of the NFL Draft, according to The Associated Press. Luck will replace former Colts quar terback Peyton Manning, whom Indianapolis selected first overall in 1998 and called the Colts’ signals for the next 14 years. Manning sat out all 16 games last season while recovering from neck surger y, and the Colts finished 2-14.


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Rutgers head tennis coach Ben Bucca pointed to the eam’s veteran leadership this season as a main reason for the Scarlet Knights’ success. TENNIS After freshman Lindsay Balsamo CINCINNATI 3 dropped her singles RUTGERS 4 match in the third set, the No. 8 seed Knights faced a tie against No. 9 seed Cincinnati yesterday with only Morgan Ivey’s match remaining. The senior delivered in a three-set win, advancing the Knights to the second round of the Big East Tournament, 4-3. “This was as intense of a college match as you can ask for,” Bucca said. “It was an unbelievable [match] with both players playing well and fighting back and forth. But ultimately Morgan won.” Ivey lost the first set, 4-6, but battled to a tiebreaker in the second set, 7-6, to force a third set. Ivey took control of the final set, defeating Ashleigh Witte, 6-1, to complete the comeback. The co-captain delivered the winning match to give Rutgers its second straight second round appearance in the tournament. But it was her partner in No. 2 doubles that gave her the inspiration to pull it out for the Knights in Tampa. “It was exciting and nerve-racking,” Ivey said. “Balsamo was out there almost just as long as I was, and it was really inspiring to see that she was still fighting. I didn’t know the score, but I knew it was close, and knowing she was fighting out there just gave me more inspiration to close it out.” Cincinnati took an early 2-1 lead with wins in Nos. 4 and 6 singles. Freshman Noor Judeh lost to Carly Wilson, 6-2, 6-3, while sophomore Stefania Balasa dropped her match, 6-2, 6-1. The Knights responded with two victories from their top two positions. Senior Jennifer Holzberg defeated Kristina Georgieva, 6-4, 63, and sophomore Vanessa Petrini delivered a 0-6, 6-4, 6-3 victory against Jasmine Lee. “Throughout the match, there were many moments where the match could have slipped away from us, “ Bucca said. “But we just kept fighting and clawing to stay in the match, and ultimately we came out on top.” The Knights began the day with a 1-0 lead thanks to their play in doubles. Ivey and Balsamo delivered an 8-1 victory in No. 2

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“I don’t know Rutgers baseball without Fred Hill,” said junior rightfielder Steve Zavala. Hill, in his 29th season with the Scarlet Knights, won his 900th game with Rutgers on Saturday against West Virginia, but it was the last thing he wanted to focus on. “Let’s talk about something else,” he said. Hill ignored it as if he did not accomplish another accolade as the 16th winningest active coach in Division I baseball with 1,051 career wins.

With its loss to Syracuse last Saturday marking the fourth conference defeat this season, the Rutgers men’s lacrosse team saw any chance of makMEN’S LACROSSE ing the Big East Tournament slip MICHIGAN AT away. RUTGERS, With two games TOMORROW, 7 P.M. left in the season, head coach Brian Brecht has been adamant the team still has plenty to play for. When the Scarlet Knights host Michigan tomorrow, nine seniors play on the grass of Yurcak Field for the final time. For Brecht, that should be more than enough inspiration. “We are going to have a good week and get healthy and perform on game day for 60 minutes, so we can send these seniors out with a win in their last home game wearing those white jerseys,” Brecht said. But the road to Yurcak for the seniors and their teammates will be one of recovery. The 19-6 loss against the Orange not only took away the Knights’ (5-8) chances at a tournament appearance, but it was also the most lopsided loss of their season. For an added punch to the gut for the senior class, it lost a chance to beat Syracuse for the first time. But with a full week of preparation for Michigan (1-11), Brecht hopes the team can look past the rout at Syracuse. “We had an opportunity to beat Syracuse. [The seniors] are 0-4 against Syracuse in all four years,” Brecht said. “The nice thing is that time heals a lot of things. We have a whole week to prepare for Michigan.” But for a large portion of the Knights roster, the week is about more than getting ready for the Wolverines. Four senior co-captains — midfielders Will Mangan, Zachary Zenda and Nicholas Zerillo and defenseman Jacob Fradkin — are among those playing at home for the last time. Mangan is the team’s leading goal scorer with 26. The captains and their classmates are prepared to end their home careers the right way, Brecht said. “We talk about this all the time. Our seniors are leaving this program, and what is their legacy going to be?” Brecht said. “You do not want to leave as a senior lacrosse player and not really take care of Senior Night.”

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Head coach Fred Hill tips his hat to the largest Bainton Field crowd ever after earning his 1,000th career win. Hill won his 900th game at Rutgers last Saturday.

Hill remembers notable past after 900th RU win BY JOSH BAKAN ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

In 1984, an average gallon of gas cost $1.10. Rutgers head men’s basketball coach Mike Rice was a teenager, and the New York Yankees missed the BASEBALL playoffs for the third straight year. RUTGERS AT Times have CONNECTICUT, changed, but Fred TODAY, NOON Hill’s status as Rutgers head baseball coach has not.

Rutgers battles for playoff position at Syracuse BY JOEY GREGORY ASSOCIATE SPORTS EDITOR

With only two Big East series left on the schedule, the Rutgers softball team’s sights now shift to the postseason. Making the tournament has been a goal for the Scarlet SOFTBALL Knights since Day 1, but now that the RUTGERS AT end is in sight, they SYRACUSE, can feel it. TOMORROW, NOON The top eight teams in the conference qualify for the Big East Tournament. Rutgers sits in seventh place, three wins ahead of eighth-place Providence. “I think our girls know that our goal is to make the Big East Tournament and do some damage in it,” said assistant coach Ryan McMullen. “I think it’s definitely in the back

of their minds. That’s what they’ve been pursuing all year long.” The Knights are also an extra half-game ahead of Pittsburgh, which sits outside of the playoff bubble. While Rutgers (21-22, 8-8) concludes its conference schedule against St. John’s — the Red Storm are in 10th place in the Big East — it must first get past Syracuse (32-10, 9-2), the two-time defending Big East champion. But it has something working in its favor most teams visiting the Orange do not — fans. Syracuse, N.Y., is the home territory of senior third baseman Brittney Lindley, who forecasts a sea of scarlet for the weekend. “We’re really excited about it,” she said. “[The crowd] will definitely be RU all the way.”

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Senior third baseman Brittney Lindley returns home this weekend when the Knights take on Syracuse. Lindley is Rutgers’ career home runs leader.


The Daily Targum 2012-04-20