The Signal: Fall ‘16 No. 6

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T.J. Miller makes Kendall his dog house

CUB’s Fall Comedy Show puts a spotlight on the absurd By Connor Smith News Editor T.J. Miller emerged from a locked supply closet following his Tuesday, Sept. 27, performance in the College Union Board’s (CUB) Fall Comedy Show in Kendall Hall. Miller was already dressed like a sleazy magician — or as he put it, “(A guy who’d) sell you a car, but you’re not trying to buy a car.” After the show, the actor and comedian discovered a felt dog nose that was equipped with live-action barking sounds. Miller donned the nose for his post-show interviews, where he sprinkled in intelligence, sarcasm and electronic barks to keep everyone on their toes. Despite the hilarity, it didn’t come close to some of his wildest antics onstage during his one-hour standup set. Comedian and writer for “Broad City” Josh Rabinowitz opened the night. As an awkward young adult, Rabinowitz said that the mainstream popularity of the word “awkward” can be a disservice to people who actually are. “It really feels to me like cool people are gentrifying ‘awkward,’” he said. “Real awkward people who did something uncomfortable wouldn’t be like ‘Awkward!’ You’re more like, ‘I can never come back here. This is the end of me at this place.”’ Rabinowitz’s set bounced from one embarrassing story to the next, highlighting his comedic timing and storytelling skills. Following his final tale of a practical joke gone too far, Rabinowitz introduced Miller to the stage. Miller’s entrance was Wonka-esque, as he navigated

nimbly with a cane, several water bottles and a copy of The Signal. “TCNJ! You don’t come to the Lions lair without doing your research,” he said. “Not Roscoe’s lair!”

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Pulitzer winner recounts Trump’s past

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Johnston speaks about the Republican presidential nominee.

By Sydney Shaw Editor-in-Chief

Donald Trump called a convicted cocaine trafficker “a credit to the community” after allowing the man to manage his personal helicopter to shuttle high

rollers to his casinos. He said his net worth fluctuates based on how he feels — “even my own feelings, as to where the world is, where the world is going, and that can change rapidly from day to day.” Trump likely hasn’t paid federal

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Miller points out the only graduate student in attendance.

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income tax since 1977, and during the first presidential debate on Monday, Sept. 26, he said his tax evasion makes him “smart.” Whether or not you like the Republican presidential candidate is beside the point — all of those assertions are true. Acclaimed writer David Cay Johnston visited the College on Tuesday, Sept. 27, to share more facts about the real estate mogul he has known for nearly three decades. “Journalists have a unique position in the world,” Johnston said. “We are the only occupation where we are paid to tell you the truth... Our only reason to exist is to tell you the truth — the verifiable truth, not opinions.” Unaided by a microphone, Johnston told the crowd in the Education Building that through his work as a journalist, he’s accused people of murder, exposed corruption scandals and forced two presidents to change their tax policies. He isn’t just confident, though. He’s correct. Despite intense scrutiny, every single one of Johnston’s stories, no matter how ambitious,

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Austrian midfielder a Jauk of all trades By Connor Smith News Editor Jörg Jauk has been kicking his entire life. As a toddler raised in Graz, Austria, he kicked anything he could get his feet near. At age 6, Jauk’s father helped him translate this instinctual obsession into a lifelong passion when he brought the boy to a tryout for SK Sturm Graz’s youth academy team. Jauk, now a sophomore finance major and midfielder on the men’s soccer team, told The Signal he was on the verge of a professional soccer career when he left SK Sturm Graz II, a semi-professional team, to play Division III soccer in the U.S. “I always wanted to combine being a sportsman and getting education at the best possible level, for me,” he said. “A lot of my teammates don’t see it that way. They just see soccer. They want to become professionals, and they don’t really care what comes after that. I always knew that life is more than playing 10 years of soccer professionally. I wanted to get a good job. Maybe one day, I’d like to have my own business.” Jauk valued his studies at a young age, which included reading American newspapers to improve his fluency in English and economics. He also practiced

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Identity Monologues Minority groups let their voices be heard

“As You Like it” ACT presents a Shakespearean play with a modern twist

Field Hockey Lions go 2-0 on the week

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Brown Bag centers on communal coping By Pooja Paidipalli Correspondent If someone had asked Victoria Jennings-Kelsall about her identity five years ago, she said she would have described herself as a daughter, a sister and a wife. She was happily married to a U.S. Navy SEAL, who was proud of his profession. However, on Aug. 6, 2011, her world stopped. A friend of her husband’s, also a Navy SEAL, showed up at her front door and told her what every military spouse fears the most: her husband would not be coming home. His aircraft was shot down over Afghanistan in the single most devastating disaster in U.S. SEAL history, according to TIME. The military Chinook helicopter crash resulted in the death of 17 Navy SEALS and 13 other Americans. Suddenly, the woman who was once a wife is now a widow. Jennings-Kelsall presented her lecture, “Communal Coping: How it Helps, How it Hurts and How we Heal,” to a nearly-full Mayo Concert Hall as part of the Brown Bag series on Friday, Sept. 30. She hoped to offer guidance to others who have gone through — or are currently undergoing — a period of grief. Jennings-Kelsall is a PhD candidate at Pennsylvania State University and studies social support and interpersonal communication. This entails far more than helping people through everyday stressors like a failed exam or breakup. Her field of study helps people going through dramatic turning points in life, such as deaths of loved ones or terminal illnesses. Jennings-Kelsall described the first few weeks after her husband’s death as “living in a blur.” She felt lonely, despite having family and friends to support her. Truthfully, these people did not understand her pain, and all she wanted was emotional support, she said. “I wanted to feel like the world that slipped from under my feet would come back,” Jennings-Kelsall said. In spite of having various support groups in her family, the Special Operations Community, Naval Special Warfare

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Jennings-Kelsall shares the story of her husband’s death.

(NSW) Community and the NSW Gold Star Community, she could only find real emotional support among the Gold Star wives of other men who perished in the same tragedy. They were the only ones who truly understood her pain, she said. Jennings-Kelsall began her communal coping experience alongside the other Gold Star wives. She described communal coping as an “interactive attempt of multiple people to confront similar stressors,” where participants can reap the benefits of strength in numbers. Although each woman’s loss was affected by individual variables, such as their own support systems and relationships with their husbands, they had nearly identical stressors. Stressors are the problems people encounter following a tragedy. In the Gold Star wives’ cases, stressors included loss,

uncertainty, exposure and exploitation. Many of the women experienced uncertainty about the future, especially those whose husbands were the breadwinners of the family, or those who had children. They also experienced exposure to the news media. Reporters who came to their houses were described as “pests” who simply wanted a good story, despite the SEALs lifestyle to be one of utter secrecy. Knowledge of any operational information is a safety concern that could potentially affect the lives of other SEALs and their loved ones. “People were really getting into our business,” Jennings-Kelsall said. As for the communal coping process, while there are great benefits, there are also significant disadvantages. Those who participate in the process have ample resources and communities

in which to turn. Jennings-Kelsall said going through a healing process with others helps to give a new perspective on tragedy. This “power in numbers” concept helped her gain a better understanding of her stressors and reassured her that her grieving and healing process was natural. Social comparison is a big negative contributing factor in communal coping, though. Outsiders would compare each Gold Star wife to other wives in the group and gossip about their lives as a whole. Jennings-Kelsall said she would hear people say, “The widow did an interview” or “Why isn’t she dating yet?” This fishbowl of grief became increasingly difficult as she was judged by the company she kept and friends she once had. Ultimately, though, the communal coping process not only helped JenningsKelsall heal the hole in her own heart, but also helped her give back to other women undergoing similar experiences. She was able to build a community and support system to boost the confidences of her and many. She said it taught her to have gratitude and “focus on the bigger picture instead of the petty things in life,” and helped her discover her silver lining, which included finding remarkable friends, getting re-married and giving birth to her daughter, who accompanied her to the lecture. According to Jennings-Kelsall, a simple way to support someone going through a life shift is to just be there to talk to them. She said she doesn’t recall the people who were there during the immediate rush of emotions in the wake of her husband’s death, but she does remember those who remained with her throughout the entire healing process. “The initial rush is going to go away and the person is going to be alone in their thoughts, which can be a scary thing,” she said. She advises loved ones of a person suffering with grief to offer emotional support, however, they can and to just be present in their lives.

Student Government discusses Den differences By Megan Kelly News Assistant On Wednesday, Sept. 28, Director of Dining Services Karen Roth and General Manager Patrice Mendes gave a presentation to Student Government (SG) regarding the renovations to the Brower Student Center. Student Government also voted to approve two new College clubs: VegLife and the Occupational Therapy Club. At the beginning of the meeting, Vice President of Advancement Samantha Williams spoke of an SG fundraiser at The Turning Point in Princeton, N.J., later this month. “We’re going to get 15 percent of any of the profit that they make off of the food that day between 8 a.m. and noon, so I really want to get everyone out there, bring your committees and really raise some money for Student Government,” Williams said. Later on, Dining Services gave an overview of all of the new dining options that are set to open in the student center. When deciding on what the new student center should look like, Mendes said there were three important aspects that had to be included in the final idea. “There had to be space for students coming in, it had to be able to handle meal equiv and we had to have as much variety as we can,” she said. Mendes said the new food-serving area includes not only the area where the Lions Den was, but it also takes up a lot of the food court space where students used to sit and eat. “So it’s a very linear, very long space which allows you guys to get in, get what you need and get out without

Student Government President Kevin Kim speaks to the members.

having to have that little cramped feeling,” Mendes said. New food options include a fresh burger and fresh-cut French fry station, a pizza and pasta station that features freshly made dough and sauce, and a sushi and hot Asian food station. There will also be six registers scattered throughout the space. While the student center will have 250 seats once the second phase of renovations is finished, there will only be about 160 seats available when the renovated part of the building opens in a few weeks. Seating will be placed in the

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banquet hall and in the dining hall, but once the pool tables are moved to their own room, more seating will be available. “We are happy to say that it should be opening midOctober, maybe even a little sooner,” Mendes said. Next in the meeting, two new clubs presented to SG: VegLife, a vegetarian/vegan club and the Occupational Therapy Club, a group specifically for occupational therapy majors. SG debated about the legitmacy of both of the clubs and ultimately decided to recognize them as official College clubs.

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Former Princeton professor talks war on drugs Speaker believes there can be alternatives

By Mia Ingui Managing Assistant

A former Princeton University professor and founder of the Drug Policy Alliance shared with the campus community his most passionate belief: that imprisoning people based on their personal choice to use drugs is completely absurd. Ethan Nadelmann was invited by TCNJ Political Union to speak unreservedly to the campus community on Wednesday, Sept. 28, during his presentation, titled “Alternatives to the War on Drugs.” He is a dedicated advocate for drug policy reform and is unsatisfied with the way drug use is approached in the U.S. “All along, I thought the drug war was crazy, stupid, backwards — you name it,” Nadelmann said. “I could talk forever about this.” His opened a candid discussion on the drug war by posing the following question: “How many of you think we should legalize marijuana?” After a few sparse hands rose into the air, Nadelmann asked, “How many of you prefer not to say?” Nadelmann told the audience that the drug war in the U.S. took off in the 1980s. He likened the issue of drug use back then to what the issue of terrorism has been since 9/11. Laws were passed that essentially made it so that selling even a small amount of a drug, such as heroin or cocaine, could result in a 10- to

Nadelmann addresses the Spiritual Center crowd.

15-year prison sentence. “Nobody stopped to say, ‘Wait, what is it going to cost to keep locking people up?’” Nadelmann said. “All that mattered was that these people deserved to be punished and hurt.” By the late 1980s, the drug war seemed to be out of control, with over 50,000 people behind bars for crimes related to drugs. Today, there are 2.3 million imprisoned for drug use. Twenty percent of the world’s incarceration population is held in the U.S., and Nadelmann couldn’t disagree more with the excess of arrests in the country.

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“The view is this: we will create a drug-free society,” Nadelmann said. “And if we can’t, we have to get close to ridding our society of drugs, despite the billions of dollars it will take. That’s the way it’s going to be?” Nadelmann said racism plays a big role in the drug war, and he believes people of color are blatantly targeted more so than white drug users. “The war on drugs targets certain races,” Nadelmann said. “Ninety-five percent of those sent to prison for drug use in the ’90s were people of color, even if they were innocent.”

According to Nadelmann, people of color are two to 10 times more likely to be arrested than those who are not. This statistic infuriates him. As an advocate of Black Lives Matter and other movements for racial equality, he hopes justice will be served for those that have been wronged by the drug war. “Part of my job that I love the most is the weaving of people all with different views,” Nadelmann said. “The one thing they have in common is that the drug war messed up something that they care about.” Nadelmann outlined his ideal, objective drug policy. “No. 1 would be to reduce the consequences of drug use, like addiction, death and disease,” Nadelmann said. “No. 2 is to reduce the harms of the government policy, like the mass incarcerations and the violation of human rights.” There are ways in which this can be accomplished, according to Nadelmann. He believes society should adopt a less harsh approach, which would reduce the role of criminalization in drug control as much as possible while still protecting public health and putting U.S. resources toward helping people, rather than hurting them. “I believe that nobody deserves to be punished or discriminated against solely upon what they put in their body,” Nadelmann said. “What you put in your body is your business.”

Trump / Johnston aims to inform, not persuade continued from page 1 has held up as true — even the stories included in his latest book, “The Making of Donald Trump,” which skyrocketed to No. 15 on The New York Times hardcover nonfiction best sellers list in August. Johnston is the winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for beat reporting. His byline has appeared in major media outlets like The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer and, most recently, New York Daily News, where a day prior to his visit to the College, he published a story titled “14 questions for Mr. Trump to answer in Monday’s big debate.” Johnston met Trump in 1988, when he took over the casino beat in Atlantic City, N.J. In those 28 years since, Johnston has learned more than a few things about the Republican presidential candidate. In fact, Johnston said he has what he believes to be the largest collection of Trumprelated documents in existence, which comprises tens of thousands of pages. “I actually used to rent two storage lockers just to keep all my files,” he said. By poring over them, Johnston found material for his book, which he uses as a platform to dispel common myths about Trump with indisputable facts. In one chapter, Johnston details Trump’s ties to Joseph Weichselbaum, a convicted cocaine trafficker who managed Trump’s personal helicopter. Trump called Weichselbaum “conscientious, forthright, and diligent” and “a credit to the community” in a character reference letter. Johnston wonders why Trump risked his casino license by continuing to do business with a convicted criminal — something prohibited by the N.J. Casino Control Act. Trump stuck with Weichselbaum, even as his case was transferred to Newark, N.J., to Judge Maryanne Trump Barry — Trump’s older sister — in a move that neither the U.S. Attorney’s Office nor Weichselbaum’s defense lawyer has ever been able to explain, Johnston said. The judge eventually recused herself by citing a conflict of interest: She, too, had flown in Weichselbaum’s helicopters. “Imagine that Barack Obama had… let’s say, someone who regularly drove him to the airport when he was a state senator… who was a two-bit drug dealer, made a little bit of money on the side selling drugs,” Johnston said. “You think he’d be president of the United States today?”

The unusual relationship between Trump and Weichselbaum is not the only sketchy business practice of which Trump has found himself at the center. Johnston said Trump is named in more than 4,000 lawsuits. Among them is a case brought forth by a Benjamin Moore paint dealer who claims Trump swindled him out of $34,000 after he provided the paint for the reconstruction of one of Trump’s golf courses. When a judge asked Trump’s witness why the predetermined amount was not being paid, his response was, “Mr. Trump feels he has paid enough.” “If you’re really a billionaire, what’s the problem?” Johnston asked. The problem, according to Johnston, is that Trump is not a billionaire. Not even close. “We cannot be a free people if we have someone running for president based on a fraud,” he said. Even the announcement of Trump’s campaign was a fraud, Johnston said. Trump reportedly paid actors $50 a

pop to show up to his announcement and cheer him on as he spoke. Between all the accusations against Trump, never once did Johnston tell his audience not to vote for him in November. That’s an opinion, and his talk was based entirely around hard facts. “When you go to the poll, you ought to know who you’re voting for,” he said. “If you read my book and you still want to vote for him, you’d better go out and vote for him.” Johnston doesn’t think a Trump presidency will lead to the end of the world. He said a far more pressing concern is the apathy so many Americans have toward politics. “To those of you who are young... it’s your democracy,” he said. “Keep it. Work on it. Love it. Care about it. Be engaged in it.” Otherwise, Johnston said he fears his descendants will pick up a history textbook that begins with a frightening phrase: “The United States of America was…”

Johnston quotes excerpts from his book ‘The Making of Donald Trump.’

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SPRING 2017 REGISTRATION APPOINTMENT PERIOD Initial Registration Period for Undergraduate and Graduate Students

Tuesday, November 1 Through Friday, November 11

Your enrollment appointment reflecting the first time you will be eligible to register for the Spring 2017 semester can be accessed via your PAWS account. To view your scheduled enrollment appointment, visit the Enrollment Appointment section in the PAWS Student Center. Once eligible, students remain eligible throughout the registration period. Undergraduate students who do not register by 11:59 pm on Sunday, November 13, will be subject to a late registration fine. Graduate Students have until Thursday, December 15: Late Registration Fine Undergraduate: $150 Graduate: $125

The Spring 2017 Schedule of Classes is available on PAWS and can be viewed by using the Search for Classes button. Both Winter 2017 and Summer 2017 registration are also open along with Spring 2017 registration. Check PAWS frequently for any updated winter/summer course offerings and consult with your advisor for appropriate course selections.

Visit the PAWS HELP website for complete information on how to log-in to PAWS, search for classes, browse the Course Catalog, view your Holds, add courses to your Shopping Cart, and register for classes:

Use the Validate feature directly from your PAWS Shopping Cart to check for potential prerequisite issues before registration! For more information on the Validate feature, visit: http://

Check PAWS early and frequently for Holds that will prevent you from registering. All Hold Flag information can be viewed under the Holds section in the PAWS Student Center.

Access your Academic Requirements Report on PAWS to view your degree requirements via the Advising Tools link.

Make an appointment to see your advisor to discuss your Academic Requirements Report. Your advisor’s name and email address can be located in your PAWS Student Center.

Double-check call numbers and course sections prior to your registration appointment for schedule changes and periodic updates.

Graduate Students: If you are a non-matriculant who is applying for Spring matriculation, you should not register during this timeframe. If accepted for matriculation, you will be invited to register during the Graduate Orientation session in January.


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Campus Town brawl ends in the streets By Ellie Schuckman Staff Writer

replacement plates from any motor vehicle agency as soon as possible, police said.

• On Saturday, Sept. 24, at 12:45 a.m., Campus Police responded to a report of an intoxicated male in front of Travers Hall. Upon the officers’ arrival, they found a student sitting on a bench with his head on the table, police said. When officers asked for his identification, the student responded with slurred speech, stating that his ID was in his friend’s room. One of the officers asked how much the student had to drink, to which he responded seven or eight shots of vodka. The officer asked where he drank the vodka and the student said it had been somewhere in Travers Hall, according to reports. TCNJ EMS arrived and assessed the student. Another student arrived and provided officers with the intoxicated student’s driver’s license. TCNJ EMS cleared the intoxicated student medically, according to reports. He was issued a summons for underage drinking and escorted back to his room in Travers Hall, police said.

• On Sunday, Sept. 25, at 12:45 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to Decker Hall following a report of an intoxicated female. Upon officers’ arrival, they met with a fellow officer who directed them toward the student who was sitting on a bench outside of Decker Hall. According to reports, the initial officer on the scene witnessed the student stumbling down the sidewalk, unable to walk straight. He also stated that when the student tried to swipe into the building, she dropped her ID card and when she attempted to pick it up, she fell forward and had to catch herself on the sidewalk. According to reports, the student said that she consumed approximately five shots of Fireball whiskey at an off-campus location. TCNJ EMS arrived on scene and administered medical care before medically clearing the student. She was issued a summons for underage drinking and released back to her room, police said.

• Campus Police was dispatched to Lot 12 on Saturday, Sept. 24, at approximately 1:35 p.m. to speak to a woman in regard to missing license plates. Upon the officer’s arrival, the woman stated she was at the College visiting with her daughter for Parent and Family Day, police said. As she was unloading her vehicle, the woman noticed that her front and rear license plates were missing. She said that she did not know how long or where the plates went missing. The woman said that she just wanted to document the incident in case she gets pulled over before obtaining new license plates, according to police. The woman was advised by the officer to obtain

• A student called Campus Police dispatch on Sunday, Sept. 25, at approximately 2:50 a.m. to report that an assault had taken place at Campus Town and a party involved asked the student to contact police for assistance. The student stated that the parties involved in the assault were still on the scene. Upon officers’ arrival, they observed two males waiting in front of Building 600, police said. A male with a bloodied nose identified himself, as did another male waiting outside of the building. The student who called the police stated that while he was walking home, one of the males involved in the assault approached

him and asked him to call for help. According to reports, the student who called did not witness the assault, but wanted to assist. One of the males involved with the assault stated that he was supposed to stay with his friend — the other male involved with the assault — for the night. According to reports, the two went out for the night and upon returning, had a verbal dispute in the lobby of Building 600. The verbal dispute escalated when one of the males told the other he could no longer stay with him for the night. A physical fight ensued, which started in the lobby and moved outside, police said. The two stopped fighting and realized their keys, cellphones and other personal belongings were locked inside of the lobby. At this time, one of the males approached the student who called police for assistance. The fight reportedly started “over a girl.” The other student involved in the fight did not sustain injuries, but his shirt was ripped. Both student admitted to having mutual disputes in the past and neither were interested in filing complaints. Both agreed to go their own ways for the night, police said. • Officers met at Campus Police headquarters with a student who wanted to report a theft on Tuesday, Sept. 27, at 5:25 p.m. The student stated that someone removed her cellphone from the women’s bathroom stall in the Brower Student Center, according to reports. She told the officer that she went into the bathroom to change for work, but realized she left her cellphone behind when she arrived at work. Approximately five minutes

later, she went back to retrieve her phone, but it was gone, police said. A search of the area conducted by the student yielded negative results. The student told the officer that she called her phone, but it was turned off and the call went straight to voicemail, police said. The phone is valued at $90. There are no suspects at this time, according to reports. • On Wednesday, Sept. 28, at 10:10 a.m., Campus Police was dispatched to the soccer stadium maintenance building following the report of a burglary. Upon the officers’ arrival, they were met by a maintenance worker who stated that at 10:05 a.m., he observed that the sliding window to the office was half open and the hinges were off the wall. According to reports, the worker also stated that there did not appear to be anything missing from the office. The only valuable piece of equipment in the office is a pressure washer valued at $600, however, the washer was still present, police said. An officer observed dust on the counter where the window opens and closes. The dust did not appear to be cleaned or touched, according to reports. In order to enter the office through the window, dust would have had to have been touched or swept away, police said. The worker said that he would fix the broken sliding door and told the officer that it would not cost the College any money. The officer told him to contact Campus Police if he notices anything missing from the office, police said. Anyone with information can contact Campus Police at 609-771-2345.

MSA hosts annual Eid celebration in Decker Students rejoice with food and live entertainment

Members of MSA serve food at the annual Eid Dinner. By Syeda Alisa Ali Correspondent

On the night of Tuesday, Sept. 27, the Decker Social Space was the site of smiling faces, sharing of faiths and enticing aromas of cultural food. TCNJ Muslim Students’ Association (MSA) hosted its

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11th annual Eid Dinner, the celebration marking the end of Hajj, the Holy Pilgrimage to Mecca, where Muslims come together to remember the story of Prophet Ibrahim’s willingness to sacrifice his son. Instead, he was rewarded with the sacrifice of a lamb. A story recognized in all three Abrahamic faiths, this celebration brings a variety of people together, Muslim and non-Muslim alike.

The dinner included two comedians, Atheer Yaqoob and Dean Obeidallah, who proved to be big hits. Bunyad Bhatti, co-vice president of MSA and a junior political science major, worked hard to get Obeidallah to perform. “I first saw Dean perform in (Washington) D.C,” Bhatti said. “When he first introduced himself, he said he was half Palestinian and half Italian. I thought he was perfect for the TCNJ Muslim Association event because we do not have a really diverse Muslim population, so I thought he would serve very well for our community here. I love his humor. He’s very light on the jokes, but he has everyone in the audience laughing.” Obeidallah, who is also America’s only AmericanMuslim radio show host, intrigued the crowd with his life story and jokes. He interacted with everyone in the audience and was genuinely interested in getting to know those who attended. Yaseen Ayuby, MSA president and a junior math major, was humbly pleased with the turnout. “It was a very successful event,” Ayuby said. “(The comedians) had some great performances and the crowd loved it. We had over 200 people come tonight, with food from three different cultures: Afghan, Middle Eastern and South Asian.” This array of culture is what makes the Eid Dinner such a popular event. Ayuby and Bhatti described the evening as the perfect opportunity to bring together people whose ethnicities range from all over the world to enjoy food, laugh at jokes and open their eyes to a new culture. “One of the things about Eid Dinner that I think is important is the fact of coming together as a community,” Ayuby said. “It’s really just the TCNJ family coming together, enjoying food, having some laughs, and it was a very great event, and we are glad everybody came.” MSA hosts the Eid Dinner every year and the club will be sure to continue its tradition of bringing people together for years to come.

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TCNJam does not receive funding from SFB By Olivia Rizzo Staff Writer

The Student Finance Board held its weekly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and granted funding to a variety of events designed to promote education and community. Inter-Greek Council (IGC) presented a proposal for TCNJam, a year-long fundraiser that culminates in an eight-hour dance marathon. However, after a lengthy discussion, the board decided not to allocate any funds to TCNJam. SFB’s bylaws state that they can’t allocate funds to charitable events. TCNJam is a gray area as to whether the dance marathon itself is a charity event even though all the fundraising for charity happens before the event. The event is also similar to Relay for Life, which is held in the spring, and SFB has never been allowed to fund the event due to the same by laws. In past years, TCNJam has raised over $50,000 to support medical research and the families of children afflicted with cancer through the Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation. IGC asked for funding for on-site games and entertainment, T-shirts, securities, facilities and food, which totalled $23,733.98, but was rejected on the premise that TCNJam is a fundraiser, and SFB traditionally withholds funding from fundraising events. Later, PRISM was fullyfunded for three proposals for various events during Queer Awareness Month (QUAM). The organization first asked to bring actress and producer Lauren LoGiudice to campus, due to her work supporting the LGBTQ+ community and her work on HIV prevention in India. LoGiudice will spend the day on campus to engage the College community through an interactive experience with

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The Asian American Association and Black Student Union receive funding from SFB for their events.

Lions Television. She will then lead a workshop in the evening that focuses on “Queer History in Old Hollywood.” PRISM was also approved to bring Skylar Kergil to campus. Kergil, a 25-year-old transgender activist and singer-songwriter from Boston, has earned YouTube fame from his documentation of his transition from female to male since 2009. According to the proposal packet, “he will bring attention to the issues transgendered persons face in society today as well as tell of his personal transition.” Lastly, PRISM was funded for Big Gay Bingo, a QUAM tradition on the College’s campus. “This is a fun night that spreads awareness of the LGBTQ+ community on campus,” the proposal packet read. The event is traditionally hosted by drag queens to get the audience engaged and laughing.

The Asian American Association then proposed a performance by The Filharmonic, an L.A.-based all-male Filipino a capella group. The group has been featured in “Pitch Perfect 2,” NBC’s “The Sing-Off” and “The Late Late Show with James Corden.” The board voted to table the budget to be discussed at the next meeting, citing concerns about potential event locations and missing information in the proposal packet. Later, Student Government (SG) proposed funding for its yearly T-Shirt Swap. “This event promotes school spirit… This gives students who are not affiliated with an organization a TCNJ shirt to wear to Homecoming,” the presentation packet read. SG requested funding for T-shirts, drawstring bags, smoothies, temporary tattoos and balloons for decorations. The board voted to fund $13,818.89 for the event. The T-shirt swap will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The Black Students Union submitted a proposal to fund its Personal Wellness Mug Decorating event. “The Black Student Union wishes to hold a personal wellness program. This event encourages students to in the TCNJ community to participate in an activity that focuses on the development of personal wellness. Student will be able to come together and express themselves creatively through a DIY mug decorating project,” the proposal packet read. The board voted to fund $142.21 toward the event. Personal Wellness Mug Decorating will take place on Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 8:30 p.m. in the Allen Hall Drawing Room. The board also elected senior political science major Luke Hertzel to the open senior representative position. Even though SFB agrees to finance certain events, there is no guarantee these events will take place. The approval only makes the funds available.

APO Animal Run 5K raises money for local shelter

Runners take part in APO’s annual 5K around campus.

By Grace Gottschling Correspondent

The Alpha Phi Omega (APO) fraternity and the Animal Benefits Club co-sponsored an animal-themed 5K Run and Fun Walk on the cloudy morning of Saturday, Oct. 1., from 9 a.m. to noon, to raise money for EASEL, an organization that runs a local no-kill shelter. The run was organized by Ethan Crasto, APO president and a junior statistics major. Crasto, who joined the co-ed service fraternity his second semester of freshman year, said it took him over six months to coordinate and plan the event.

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The event is the fraternity’s biggest fall event, with more than 150 registered participants for both the 5K and the Fun Walk. The money the fraternity collected was raised through donations and the fee to register for the event. Lindsay Sanfoyd, a sophomore urban elementary education and Spanish double major, participated in the walk with her parents, who were excited to spend time with their daughter. The trio had no illusions of winning first place, but seemed to enjoy themselves throughout the walk. The 5K portion of the event took place shortly after the walk concluded. The runners gathered in front of Campus Town, and many dressed up in accordance with

the animal theme. Sean Taylor, a senior accounting major, won first place in the 5K with a time at 18:37, while second place went to Scott Sullivan with a time of 18:54. Taylor is currently training for the Philly Half Marathon in November and has run in several of the 5Ks organized by groups at the College. However, this was his first 5K co-sponsored by the Animal Benefits Club. The Animal Benefits Club raises money and awareness for animal rights issues. Morgan Pestorius, the club’s president and a senior elementary education and psychology double major, managed the Fun Run table and distributed information that advertised the opportunities students have to help animals. Pestorius joined the club her freshman year and has been on the e-board since her sophomore year. The Animal Benefits Club takes its members on weekly shelter trips, fundraises regularly and raises awareness for animal rights issues. The 5K was the first event the group co-sponsored with APO. Sarah Kossoy, an APO member and a senior sociology major, described the service fraternity as an alternative for people who want to be in a community, but don’t want to be in a typical fraternity environment. “I wanted to be able to find my own community,” Kossoy said. The sponsored organization, EASEL, is an all-volunteer community group that focuses on the reduction of euthanized and unwanted animals in the community. The non-profit organization runs a shelter in Ewing, N.J., that has been no-kill for more than five years. This is EASEL’s first event with APO, but hopefully not its last. “When organizations come in, it’s a great help to us,” said Christy Garrison, an EASEL board member since 2014. “We would love (for the 5K and Fun Run) to be an annual event.”

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Clinton and Trump take on first debate

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Trump and Clinton take part in the first of three debates. By Dorian Armstrong Correspondent

On Monday, Sept. 26, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and real estate mogul Donald Trump met at Hofstra University for the first of three presidential debates, where they sparred over trade,

taxes, temperament, policing and personal scandals. Lester Holt of NBC Nightly News moderated, and according to The New York Times, a record 84 million Americans watched the debate. Americans tuned in to see Clinton and Trump put aside their mutual vitriol, shake hands and

try to connect with a crucial group of undecided voters, including women and residents of swing states, to win what has become one of the most polarizing elections in American history. Trump sought early high ground by condemning Clinton’s praise of free trade, a practice he blamed for the steady loss of manufacturing jobs to countries like Mexico and China. He attacked the North American Free Trade Agreement, signed into law by Hillary’s husband Bill Clinton, as “the single worst trade deal ever approved in this country.” “I kind of assumed that there would be a lot of these charges and claims,” responded Clinton, who focused on rebuking Trump’s assertions and repeatedly called for fact-checkers to review her opponent’s claims,

plugging her campaign website as a tool for home viewers to do the same. She wedged in a few points about “Trumped-up trickle down economics,” but it was Trump’s remarks that dominated the evening’s discussion. Trump elaborated on the charges and claims he built his candidacy around. Trump said that Clinton fought ISIS for her “entire adult life,” interjected that not paying taxes makes him “smart” and dismissed his lie that President Barack Obama was born in Kenya by saying he “was the one that got him to produce the birth certificate” when “nobody was caring much about it.” Clinton’s main line of attack later in the debate was against Trump’s ire toward women and minorities, evidenced by his support of policies like stop-and-frisk. She used

Trump’s own words about a beauty pageant winner against him. “He called this woman Miss Piggy. Then he called her Miss Housekeeping because she was Latina. Donald, she has a name. Her name is Alicia Machado,” Clinton said. When Trump sought to defend his “winning temperament” to audience guffaws, Clinton smirked, casually shrugged off Trump’s statement and insisted that “a man who can be provoked by a tweet should not have his fingers anywhere near the nuclear codes.” After Holt invoked the candidates to accept each other’s possible victory, the debate ended, and Clinton and Trump once again shook hands and smiled for the cameras. One debate down, two to go.

Syrian airstrike kills 85 people in Aleppo By Emily Solinski Staff Writer

Unremitting airstrikes that targeted the Syrian city of Aleppo on Sunday, Sept. 25, claimed 85 lives and left more than 300 people wounded, according to CNN. Russian and Syrian military offensives have caused the city of Aleppo to be a central focus in targeting jihadist rebels in the Syrian civil war. With the city near collapse, the United Nations (UN) Security Council held a meeting on Sunday to discuss the crisis in Aleppo. “What Russia is sponsoring and doing is not counterterrorism, it is barbarism,” said Samantha Power, U.S. ambassador to the UN, according to CNN. Within the past year since Russia began its air campaign, 3,800 Syrian civilians have been killed, according to CNN. This bloodshed in Syria has become a greater international concern, as attempts at a cease-fire have proved unsuccessful. According to CNN, the Syrian ceasefire

attempted earlier in the week wasn’t fulfilled. Instead, the United States and Russia accused one another of not satisfying their commitments. After the U.S. conducted an airstrike on Syria on Saturday, Sept. 17, which the Pentagon claimed to be an accident, Russia proceeded with airstrikes, ignoring plans for ceasefire. In an attempt to intervene in the assault on Aleppo, the U.S. threatened to stop plans for a joint military targeting of jihadists rebels with Russia and Syria until the bombings in Aleppo end, according to The New York Times. However, the Russian government does not seem to be considering halting airstrikes in the near future. According to CNN, Dmitry Peskov, a Kremlin spokesperson, said on Thursday, Sept. 29, that Russia would continue to support the Syrian military in its offensive. Russia claims its mission in continuing airstrikes in Syria is founded in fighting terrorism. “In Syria, Russia is pursuing only one specific goal, it has been determined and announced — it is the fight against the international terrorism,” said Maria

More than 300 individuals are wounded during the airstrike.

Zakharova, Russian Foreign Ministry spokesperson on Russian news, according to CNN. These continual assaults from airstrikes have resulted in extreme shortages in hospitals. Many face lack of medicine, blood supplies and doctors, according to CNN. The capability to treat the wounded from the constant bombing is unavailable in the city. Stephen O’Brien, an official from the

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Syrian Observatory of Human Rights, described the instability of the eastern part of Aleppo, where residents are “being subjected to deprivation, disease and death in increasing numbers and with increasing ferocity,” CNN reported. According to the same article, O’Brien described the Syrian civil war as the “ultimate humanitarian shame that is Syria today, and in east Aleppo in particular.”

North Carolina tightens access to police videos

McCrory signed legislation in July.

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By Pooja Paidipalli Correspondent

On Saturday, Oct. 1, North Carolina implemented a law that makes it necessary for city officials to receive a court order before releasing body or dashboard camera footage of police officers. North Carolina has become one of about two dozen

states, including the District of Columbia, to pass legislation that regulates public records within the past two years. Before this, no uniform law regarding the release of dashboard or body camera footage had governed the state, according to CNN. Prior to this, law enforcement agencies would make their own rules in regard to tightly regulating the release of footage. Now, videos from law enforcement agencies and police departments will not be considered part of the public record, according to CNN. Two months ago, Gov. Pat McCrory signed this legislation. In a CNN interview, he argued it’s about “respecting the public, respecting the family and also respecting the constitutional rights of the officer.” McCrory later added that a video is only one piece of evidence that does not include audio, “One viewpoint of a video doesn’t often always tell the whole story,” McCrory said, according to CNN. “The angles can make a difference, and (you’re) not hearing (the sound) often in the video, so that (adds to) the complexity. The video is one piece of evidence. We have to be careful.” Some have also argued that restrictions are needed for the privacy rights of crime victims. This follows the controversial killing of Keith Lamont Scott, a 43-year-old black man, by an officer who claims Scott stepped out of his car with a gun in his hand and did

not obey when asked to drop it. However, attorneys for Scott’s family said the officer’s dashboard camera showed that Scott was not aggressive, according to CNN. “We know and we can see with our own eyes what happened in the moments that matter,” said Justin Bamberg, an attorney for the Scott family, in a CNN interview. Some are concerned with the regulation of information to the public. State Attorney General Roy Cooper criticized the restrictive measures of this law. He argued it “goes too far in preventing access by the public,” in an interview with an ABC affiliate. Others have felt that this law could prevent police from being held accountable for their actions and that it puts barriers in the way of those looking to seek justice. Executive Director of ACLU’s North Carolina Chapter Karen Anderson called the McCrory-backed law “disgraceful.” According to CNN, Anderson said in a statement that “video footage of police shootings can provide crucial evidence of what took place­—especially when there are conflicting accounts from police and community members.” “People who are filmed by police body cameras should not have to spend time and money to go to court in order to see that footage,” said Susanna Birdsong, policy counsel for the American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina, according to U.S. News.

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Professors are underutilized and undervalued resources

They are writers, researcher or speakers. They are friends of people you want to be acquainted with, or they are who you want to become. These people, the ones standing at the front of your classrooms, happily wait to bestow their real-world knowledge upon you — a bleary-eyed student counting down the minutes until you’re back in bed. Professors at the College are accomplished, to say the least, and these achievements go widely unnoticed. To those students who come to class late every day and are the first ones out the door, no amount of studying can make up for the fact that you are failing college. Some of the best advice I received before starting college was to try to get to know at least one of my professors each semester. The advice didn’t mean we had to be best friends, just interact with them enough for them to remember me well after the semester was over. Honestly, I set out to get to know a professor or two well enough so that they could write me a recommendation if I ever were to need one. As a senior, I am not proud to admit that I did not start trying to figure who my professors truly are until fairly recently. I learned that like the books in the Library, these professors are invaluable resources full of endless advice and useful and humorous anecdotes, all at the fingertips of each student, but only open up to those inquisitive enough to seek out their stories. James Queally, a journalism alumnus (’09), former Signal editor and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, attributes his success to one of his professors during his time at the College, Donna Shaw, an associate professor and chair of the journalism and professional writing department. “She was watching over me at The Signal (and) when applying for internships, and once talked me down from deciding to give up on journalism,” Queally said. “She did all that for me and that’s before even mentioning what she did inside the classroom. Donna was my example, but she’s just one of several at TCNJ that has to act as teacher, career counselor and therapist, and go far beyond the eighthour work day… Professors are pretty much on-the-clock 24/7, and I feel like people outside the teaching profession don’t realize that.” While being a professor is a full-time job, some professors have had to take on second jobs because they are no longer making enough money as a professor, according to John Krimmel, president of the College’s American Federation of Teachers Union and an associate professor of criminology. Professors at the College have been working without a contract, which details their terms of employment, like salaries and benefits, since July 2015. This issue is not something that can be solved by the College, but rather something the professors have been trying to negotiate with the state government. The four-year contract that started in 2011 had salary increases of 0 percent the first two years, then a 1 percent increase in the third year and a 1.75 percent increase in the fourth year, Krimmel said. He also mentioned that they now have to pay for their own healthcare, too. Continuing to work at the College without a contract, taking on second jobs, being there for you whenever you need them — how could you not be grateful for these people? They are here to challenge, mentor and push you to be better. Not getting to know them — their stories and experiences — is not only an insult to the professors, but yourself, as well. These resources that stand before you are here for you, so take advantage of this privilege during what time you have left here. - Chelsea LoCascio Managing Editor

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Candidates lack presidential intellectualism

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Trump and Clinton take the stage at the first presidential debate. By Jake Mulick This presidential election has been a rough one — no way around it. Many Americans feel disenfranchised by the candidates running for office. They resent their options and the way the candidates have treated the

people they represent. While both candidates have their own respective unpleasant qualities, there has been one noticeable trait they both seem to possess — a lack of traditional presidential intellectualism. This isn’t to say either candidate isn’t smart. Both Hillary Clinton

and Donald Trump received Ivy League educations and worked in incredibly competitive professions for their entire adult lives. But this election has not been treated like the contest for the next leader of the free world — rather, it’s been treated like a competition for high school class president.

The best example of this are the candidates’ social media usage. Social media is not a sophisticated method of getting out information for potential voters, but it has been treated with the same seriousness as a major news network. I understand the convenience of social media, but when a major politician takes to utilizing it as a place where people can receive vital election information, it opens up the possibility of misinformation spreading easily, since there is no service or person in charge of checking the information. It is also a shame to see major politicians resort to calling each other out through tweets like, “Delete your account,” which was posted by the Clinton campaign. It’s hard to believe that John F. Kennedy, Abraham Lincoln or the Roosevelts would stoop to that level if they had access to social media. The debate on Monday, Sept. 26, really showcased how low political discourse has fallen. During the debate, we really saw two people engage in a shouting

match for who should be the next president. It was exhausting to watch, quite frankly. What was most upsetting about it all was that afterwards, when Clinton was considered by the general public the winner, Trump said that for the next debate, he was going to unleash an attack on the Clintons about former President Bill Clinton’s infidelities from the ’90s. I think it is despicable to use a spouse’s infidelity as a weapon in a highly publicized debate in order to discredit them from holding office. We have successfully transitioned from an era where that subject was taboo — and even when it did happen, it was not broadcasted — to a time where that is something to be thrown against someone else for personal gain. The 2012 presidential race was an intense political battle between two well-respected figures, Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. It was full of intellectual debate, political know how and good-natured competition. It is sad to see their successors stoop to such measures in order to try and win that coveted Oval Office seat.

Cooking: one of life’s neccessary skills

Portion control is easier at home.

By Brielle Bryan

First course: raspberry vinaigrette over mixed greens, goat cheese, pecans and sliced peaches. After teasing your taste buds, you move onto the main course: grilled salmon over sautéed spinach, coated in a balsamic glaze, with a side of roasted red potatoes. As your stomach expands and you think you can’t eat anymore, your hand clutches your fork and steadies in anticipation for dessert: a light and fluffy chocolate cake with raspberry filling and a dark chocolate ganache frosting. You wrap up and refrigerate the leftovers, put some dishes in the dishwasher and finally find your spot on the couch

with a throw blanket. As you lay down, the dishwasher’s low hum soothes you to sleep and you dream of what meal you can make tomorrow night in the comfort of your own kitchen. Have you ever had a home-cooked meal like this? Many people just microwave their food or eat at a restaurant, but cooking your own food is a necessary life skill. According to, microwaving food is a lot more complicated than simply “heating it up,” as the microwave heats up food making the water molecules in the food resonate at a high frequency and change the food’s chemical structure, which can lead a loss in nutrients. In addition, food heated in plastic containers or on paper plates can be detrimental since carcinogenic toxins can leak out of the plastic and paper and into your food, increasing your risk of getting cancer. If microwaving food isn’t healthy, why not go out to eat and have someone else cook your food? Eating out may seem like the easy option, but it has its downsides. When you go out to eat, it is unlikely that all of your food can be made fresh to order. Owners of eating establishments have many customers to worry about and a limited amount of employees, determined by the maximum they are willing to pay. Most restaurants maintain their steady pace of sending out food from the kitchen by storing most of the pre-made food in a freezer. Frozen food is cooked to order,

and all the leftover frozen food is kept frozen until it is needed a week or two later. By that point, it gets dried out and is no longer “fresh.” In order to keep frozen foods tasting delicious, high amounts of salt are added so that its flavor still appeals to your taste buds. However, salt can delay stomach emptying, which most of the time can blow up your stomach and cause a lot of discomfort. Also, daily doses of salt can cause high blood pressure, which is a leading factor in heart disease. Eating establishments also provide patrons with large portions. Say you order roasted turkey, but it also comes with a potato and vegetable, as well as a soup or salad, and a pudding cup for dessert. Since you are out to eat, you might be going somewhere afterward and can’t take your food home, or you might not think the food will taste good microwaved later. If you don’t want to waste it, you might end up eating everything that is placed in front of you. While microwaving food or eating out may be convenient, it isn’t healthy. Many believe that learning to cook is challenging because it requires so many more steps beyond putting something on a plate and pressing the reheat button. However, cooking is actually very easy and an essential part of living on your own. If you have a hard time understanding the process of sautéing, steaming

or grilling, there are countless cooking websites and YouTube videos that can teach you the basics. Cooking at home is faster than going out to eat, and it is more fulfilling than eating something that isn’t fresh. Cooking at home is not only healthier, but also cheaper than eating at a restaurant or grabbing fast food every day of the week. Instead of thinking of the last time you ate a home-cooked meal, think of how rewarding it will be the next time you sit down and eat something that you made with your own hands.

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Learning to cook is rewarding.

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Students share opinions around campus “Does America deserve better presidential candidates?”

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Megan Strucko, a senior communication studies major.

“Yes, Trump has no previous political experience and there are so many trust issues with Clinton.”

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Alexia Guzman, a freshman psychology major. “I feel like they do because it’s people who haven’t experienced it and they don’t realized how it might affect people who have.”

“Is it better to have homecooked meals or go out?”

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Scott Myers, a senior interactive multimedia major. “Homecooked meal because there is nothing better than putting a smile on my mom’s face.”

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Phil Jutkiewicz, a senior accouting major.

“Homecooked meal because my dad is a great chef and it’s always nice to spend time with my family.”

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Zeta Tau Alpha paints the campus pink Awareness week raises funds for a cure

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Left: The Science Complex fountain turns pink to show solidarity with breast cancer victims. Right: ZTA invites students to paint pumpkins. By Michelle Lampariello Staff Writer Zeta Tau Alpha (ZTA) sorority’s Pink Out Week united the College community in an effort to end breast cancer and raise funds for the cause. All week long, students were spotted walking around campus with pink ribbons pinned to their backpacks. Even the water in the Science Complex fountain was dyed pink as a show of support. Pink Out Week, which lasted from Monday, Sept. 26, to Sunday, Oct. 2, included various events and fundraisers, all of which aimed to raise awareness for breast cancer and educate the

College community on the prominent disease. The fundraising goal for the week was set at $10,000. All proceeds raised will be donated to further breast cancer research and support current breast cancer patients, according to Morgan Johnston, ZTA member and a junior urban elementary education and iSTEM double major. Pink Out Week kicked off with a cupcake giveaway and Tshirt sale in Eickhoff Hall. The sisters also gave out pink ribbons that represented the sorority’s commitment to supporting breast cancer victims. The next day, ZTA swapped out cupcakes for smoothies and continued to

sell T-shirts in the Brower Student Center. ZTA worked with the Bright Pink Foundation on Wednesday, Sept. 28, for an educational session called Breast Cancer Basics. The event focused on the signs of breast cancer and how students can learn to protect themselves by identifying the disease in its early stages. A pink pumpkin painting event was held in Eickhoff Hall on Friday, Sept. 30, despite the rain. “The pink pumpkin painting is my favorite event,” Johnston said. “I like how it ties in Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness Month, since they’re both in October.”

Rain did not stop the final and largest event of the week, Pink Party. On Sunday, Oct. 2, the Decker Social Space was transformed into a festive gathering for students and other supporters to celebrate the sorority’s weeklong efforts to end breast cancer. Complete with pink balloon arches, music and even a few dogs, Pink Party reflected ZTA’s pride in its philanthropy and the sisters’ dedication to educating others about breast cancer. “The pink party is my favorite event because it’s our biggest,” said Audrey Heylmann, a ZTA member and junior psychology major. “We get a good turnout from other organizations.”

In addition to its T-shirt sale throughout the week, the sorority partnered with Deli on a Bagel Café in Pennington, N.J., to raise additional funds for the cause. Donations and proceeds from the Deli on a Bagel fundraiser were a key component in helping the sisters of ZTA reach their fundraising goal. “Breast cancer is a personal cause for some our sisters. I know that more than five have been affected,” said Catarina Ribeira, ZTA treasurer and junior elementary education and iSTEM double major. “I am so proud to be a part of an organization that is so passionate about a cause I hold close to my own heart.”

Identity Monologues shatter harmful stereotypes By Victoria Herlocker Correspondent

The Identity Monologues, held in Mayo Concert Hall on Wednesday, Sept. 28, gave a voice to those who have historically been silenced. The event aimed to create a space for students to share their stories and identities, free from any stigma or shame. From this idea, the College’s first annual Intersectionality Week was born. Other events held during the week included a lecture on the isms, a criminalization of identities panel and an interactive mural. Sponsored by the Bonner Institute, the Identity Monologues was designed to start a conversation about how factors such as race, gender, class and religion have become tools of oppression. “You are in a space that will give the narrative back to members of the community,” said Melissa Sandoval, a junior education and Spanish double major. “Stories have the abilities to change movements and start them.” After Sandoval gave the first speaker an encouraging hug, the night began. Students from all backgrounds told stories, sang songs and even rapped about their identities and world perspectives. Senior communication studies major

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The Bonner Institute hosts the College’s first Identity Monologues. Natasha Piñeiros spoke about her identity as an Ecuadorian daughter. Her piece, titled “Defining My Womanhood,” addressed the traditional expectations of a woman — cooking, cleaning and childcare. Despite her young age, Piñeiros has learned that there is more to womanhood than these gendered expectations. “Ladies and gentlemen, let’s stop stereotyping,” Piñeiros said. “We can be

whoever we want to be.” Junior Spanish and philosophy double major Thelma Carrera used her time onstage to speak about race and immigration. The daughter of immigrant parents, Carrera holds an interesting perspective of America — she includes North, Central and South America. She said she sometimes feels too Guatemalan for America and too American for Guatemala. “Where do I go? Who do I claim?”

Carrera asked. In a piece titled “Intersectionality,” junior sociology major Madina Ouedrogo spoke about her experience as a black Muslim woman in America. Ouedrogo said being part of three marginalized groups can be exhausting. “It makes you feel guilty about addressing one issue more than another,” Ouedrogo said. Despite this, Ouedrogo said it is “amazing to be able to relate to so many people and view the world through so many lenses.” After the last student spoke, Sandoval opened up the floor to anyone in the audience who wished to share their experience with intersectionality. One of the students who made his way to the stage was Joseph Ballesteros, a sophomore nursing major. “I regretted not having signed up previously,” Ballesteros said. “So on the way over, I thought about what I would say if I was up there.” Ballesteros then spoke about his experience growing up and what it means to be yourself. He concluded his impromptu monologue by defining himself as “a melting pot.” The night was centered around “learning and unlearning,” Sandoval said. “There is a danger of having a single story and having a single narrative.”

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College rallies for cancer cause

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The ‘Destroy a Car Fundraiser’ raises over $600 for childhood cancer.

Every week, Features Editor Elise Schoening hits the archives and finds old Signals that relate to current College topics and top stories. The College was painted pink this week as Zeta Tau Alpha sorority held its annual breast cancer awareness week. To raise funds for a cure, the sorority sold T-shirts, smoothies and cupcakes. However, past efforts to stomp out cancer have been less traditional. In 2009, Alpha Epsilon Phi fraternity commissioned a used car and held a “Destroy a Car Fundrasier” on campus. Students who donated a dollar to fund children’s cancer research were given armed with a sledge hammer and given free rein over the car. The event brought in over $600. In the late morning hours of Nov. 5, booming echoes could be heard throughout campus. Unaware of their source, one might have mistaken them for construction static. However, it was the sound a sledgehammer makes when slammed against a car. Alpha Epsilon Phi patrolled the sidewalks nearby, encouraging students to trade money for a chance to take a swing at a dilapidated vehicle. Every dent and nick made by participants represented a dollar donated to Chai Lifeline — a charity that finances children’s cancer research. The “Destroy a Car Fundraiser” (DCF) concept was originally conceived by past Alpha Epsilon Phi members. Success following

the first DCF inspired other chapters to replicate the idea. The College’s Alpha Epsilon Phi wanted to organize the event for quite some time. Much planning was necessary. Hawk’s Towing in Trenton provided a junkyard car, as well as free towing services. Permits were required in order to allow the car on school grounds. Most importantly, safety provisions such as gloves, caution tape and goggles needed to be secured. The scene itself maintained an air of slap-stick aggression. Crowds quickly accumulated around the site, cheering when a partaker hit the mark or catcalling when a weak attempt failed to do damage. The act of tearing something down in order to build up a higher cause appealed to many. “College is a very stressful time, especially since it is midterm season,” said senior philosophy major Ryan Gerber. “It could be considered a stress-reliever. Also, destructive behavior is prevalent everywhere — movies, TV. Consequently, everyone always has these thoughts in the back of their mind. Often times, we wonder, ‘Wow, what would it be like to hit a car with a big hammer?’” Most people’s curiosity has now been vanquished.


Lively and Reynolds welcome their second child. By Mackenzie Cutruzzula Columnist

The royal family headed to the land of hockey and maple leaves for the week with the cutest carry-on baggage they could find – Prince George and Princess Charlotte. They received personalized Vancouver Canucks jerseys for the children. The trip began with the two tots playing with balloons and ended with them peeking out the window of

The right cardigan will complete a business casual outfit.

By Jillian Greene Columnist

If you had the chance to stop by the Opportunities Fair last week, you definitely saw some fellow classmates all dressed up in their ‘business casual’ outfits. Business casual is different for everyone. Many students at the fair treated it as they should, but others, in my opinion, were a tad overdressed. Who knows — maybe those who were overdressed impressed some employers and landed an internship or job. So, what is business casual and what does it mean to you? Business casual for women could be a dress without the heels, replaced by flats, or a pantsuit without the jacket, replaced with a light cardigan. I styled my beige Calvin Klein capris with an orange and white blouse and nude flats. Some of the employers I spoke to were sporting similar outfits. Although, I must admit I did feel a bit out of place when I saw some girls walking around in full pantsuits and heels. But, I just kept reminding myself that the email said the attire was business casual. As for the men, I saw many in full suits, ties and all. But I don’t think this

falls under business casual. If you’re going to wear dress pants and the sports jacket, then I’d lose the tie. I actually had a friend come up to me in this exact outfit and ask if he looked OK. He said all of his friends kept asking where his tie was and he was starting to feel underdressed. I calmly reminded him that he looked stylish and that the dress code for the career fair was business casual. From what I hear, working in an office with a business casual dress code is the way to go. Supposedly for guys, wearing a tie every day gets old fast — although, that could just be my brother — who has a corporate job — being lazy. You never want to be underdressed at a career fair, job interview or first day of work, so yes, you can overdress in these situations. But be sure to keep the outfit true to your style and closet and don’t overlook the importance of comfort. It’s not worth wearing heels if it means you might not make it through the day without a few falls. I recommend shopping at Marshalls, TJ Maxx or Nordstrom Rack for business clothes — I’ve found some really great bargains at all three stores, including my Calvin Klein capris.

There’s no need to wear a tie to the Opportunities Fair.

Deadpool Jr. enters world

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the plane and showing off their best royal waves. Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds welcomed their second baby this week, who was born in New York. The couple has yet to offer any details on the latest addition to their family, including the sex or the name of the little sibling to their first daughter, James. But Lively’s good friend Taylor Swift headed to the hospital to see the newest squad member, and Lively

headed to a friend’s wedding just days after giving birth. Hilary Duff celebrated her 29th birthday out and about in New York while promoting the third season of her show, “Younger.” Duff posted on Instagram just a few days prior looking scared and captioned the photo, “OMG. I’m 29 soon.” For her birthday, the star hung out with boyfriend Jason Walsh, which marked the couple’s first public outing. Walsh is a personal trainer and the founder of Rise Nation fitness studio. Arnold Schwarzenegger got to spend time with his son Joseph Baena in Munich, Germany, for Oktoberfest. Baena, who is the child of Schwarzenegger and his former housekeeper, Mildred Baena, celebrated his 19th birthday on Sunday, Oct. 2. While Baena tries to live his life out of the spotlight, his father’s busy upcoming schedule may keep him in the public eye a bit more. Schwarzenegger is currently gearing up to host the next season of reality show

“Celebrity Apprentice.” A new Netflix documentary, “Amanda Knox,” premiered on Friday, Sept. 30. The film follows Knox’s story of international crime and murder. Knox opens up about her experience in the Italian judicial system and explains her side of her 53hour interrogation. “I was hit on the back of the head, I was yelled at. Police were coming in and out of the room telling me that I was a liar,” she said. “It was chaos. It

was utter chaos.” Knox and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were charged in 2007 with the death of 21-year-old British student Meredith Kercher, who was sexually assaulted and found fatally stabbed in the Italian apartment she shared with Knox. In the Netflix documentary, Knox said that she knows she will never be free from the case, but is looking to the future and wants to help others who have been wrongly convicted.

Schwarzeneggar celebrates Oktoberfest with his son.

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Alcoholics shed their anonymity at panel Professionals and alumni share their stories

Left: A panel discusses substance abuse following the film screening. Right: The event pays tribute to National Recovery Month. By Maria LaQuaglia and Sydney Shaw Correspondent and Editor-in-Chief Twenty three million Americans live in long-term recovery from addiction to drugs and alcohol, according to the College’s Collegiate Recovery Community, and many of them are students. Yet there are only 26 recovery communities in the nation that offer housing to students. The College is one of them, and as part of September’s National Recovery Month, it hosted a screening of a film that shed light on the stigmas surrounding addiction. On Thursday, Sept. 29, the Collegiate Recovery Community screened the movie

“The Anonymous People.” Guests flocked to the Library Auditorium to learn more about the journeys of those in recovery from substance abuse. According to the documentary, many people who suffer from addiction are hesitant to reach out for help due to a lack of support and feelings of shame. But “The Anonymous People” proclaims that stigma should no longer have the ability to keep those in recovery silent. Instead, the documentary encourages viewers to support and celebrate the accomplishments of those who have reached out for help and are in recovery. “This documentary really opened my

eyes up to just how much addiction affects everyone and that we all need to start working together to provide proper treatment to those in need of it,” said freshman Krista Johnson, who attended the screening. Following the screening of the film, guests were invited to ask questions to a panel of students, alumni and addiction professionals. Some of them shared personal stories of how their lives have benefitted from the College’s Collegiate Recovery Community. Others discussed the importance of supporting those in recovery instead of shaming them. They drove home the idea that reaching out for help is a sign of strength, not of weakness.

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“If getting help were not stigmatized, more would likely come forward to seek help for their addiction,” said Jesse Dariano, a junior psychology major and panelist. “When something is stigmatized, it doesn’t just carry a negative connotation, it shuts down all hope for a positive dialogue.” Above all, “The Anonymous People” and the discussion that followed emphasized that anyone can help put an end to the stigma that surrounds recovery. “With drugs becoming a widespread epidemic, the need for advocacy regarding recovery is paramount,” Dariano said. “‘The Anonymous People’ addresses those needs and helps to restart the conversation.”

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Arts & Entertainment

Miller / Comedian leaves crowd on cloud nine

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Miller reads The Signal aloud to the College.

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first opportunity to do different material since before his tour. In an interview with The Signal, Miller said that he believes college students are often overlooked by many of his colleagues. “Their thinking sort of is that none of you guys are like real people,” he said. “You’re all still like in the weird purgatory between adulthood and childhood. It’s just a weird thing… I think

college kids deal with as much shit in their life as any other human being, so I’m happy to try and lift their spirits before they gotta finish their general requirements in biology.” Onstage, Miller apologized to the students for his attire, which he said was a result of substandard packing conditions. “I was so drunk, this is what I packed,” he said. “What have I done to my situation? ‘I just want to bring my pineapple shirt.

I know what I’ll do: pineapple shirt, gray blazer, pants that are too short, my ‘Empire Strikes Back’ socks that I didn’t know I had and then shoes that I really don’t know where they’re from. They just fit.’” Throughout the entire show, Miller was unpredictable. He even pretended to spill his own water bottles several times in creative ways, such as squeezing the contents out like a volcano or missing his mouth entirely. The audience was also treated to several facts about the College. “Ninety-five percent of you are from New Jersey,” he said. “Six hundred and eighty seven graduate students. How many students are here total? Anybody know?” After a few responses, Miller asked if any graduate students were in the audience. Only one responded, a female graduate student who told Miller her name was “Ashley” with an interesting inflection. Miller determined it would only be fitting that the only graduate student in attendance should be chased through the courtyard at the conclusion of the show. He abandoned the stage and demonstrated how the graduate student should raise her arms, slam through the two doors on her left and flee in peril. A member of CUB held the door for Miller, which prompted a brief tangent about how he wanted to be locked outside for a bit. Miller said since he didn’t get locked out, the students missed out on such a lifechanging bit, the absence of which could have massive implications

on America’s future. Next, Miller used a walking stick he found backstage to demonstrate his experience with a battle axe he purchased with his wife in Philadelphia. One adventure with the axe took place outside of Minnesota’s Mall of America. Miller had given his shirt to his wife when he was approached by a police officer, who thought Miller was holding his own wife hostage. He explained that the axe was only a prop and that he had given his shirt away to keep his wife warm. In an exchange that he later described as “white privilege,” Miller received a ride back to his hotel, which ended with him being able to keep the

lethal weapon. Miller also made an off-hand remark aimed at Donald Trump. When asked how he approaches the presidential election as a comedian, Miller told The Signal the election is already a joke. “The situation is so bad,” he said. “It’s almost not even worth touching on. I don’t touch on politics, in general. This is the first time I can say that I don’t talk about politics because it’s a joke. It’s an actual, real farce. We should be talking about other things like time theory and renouncing mathematics.” Last week’s issue of The Signal also made a significant cameo, as see MILLER page 18

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Miller has the audience uncontrollably laughing.

Lens-based specialized seniors curate exhibitions By Melissa Natividade Staff Writer

Showcasing plenty of talent and personality, the artists behind this semester’s second Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Professional Practice Exhibition that opened on Wednesday, Sept. 30, curated a little something for everyone, whether it was gay culture, punk rock or Japanese beauty that even provided sushi for the exhibit’s visitors. About 60 people attended the opening reception, which featured exhibitions from three senior visual art majors with a lensbased specialization: Joe Arnold, Rachel Perrotta and Sarah Ratner. They were the second group of students to be displayed in this semester’s biweekly rotation. “It’s basically learning how to be an artist in the real world,” Ratner said. “It’s really great because we all have an idea of what we want to do at this point. Now we’re learning to, you know, survive as artists in the real world.” Beyond the professional exposure, the student exhibitions also allow the artists to see their work in ways they had never had a chance to see before. “This is not only my first time setting up a gallery show, but my first time seeing a lot of my photos printed this size, too,” Perrotta said. “Everything about this experience is super fulfilling.” Perrotta’s “Live” series revolved around

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Students enjoy Ratner’s Japanese art with a side of sushi.

punk rock performance shots, the same subject that had inspired her to become a photographer in the first place. “Seeing the type of image I could make with an $80 camera at a concert seven years ago got me really interested in what I could do if I dedicated myself to it,” Perrotta said. “Music and the people behind it inspired my photography, and the photos here are a mix of the shots I’ve been taking over the past seven years.” Mirroring Perrotta’s work on the opposite side of Gallery 111, Ratner’s work provided

a glimpse of her “quiet introspective” experience when she studied abroad in Hirakata, Japan, through what she called a “visual diary of life abroad.” “I really like the yin and yang between these two series,” said Jayne Reinhard, a professor of art history. “I love the dark and light juxtaposition.” Meanwhile, across the AIMM courtyard, with Gallery 119 all to himself, Arnold brought his series “My Lover Is Gone” to the mix to explore high value contrast and gay culture.

“This exhibition is catered to each individual and allows us to work in a way that is special to us,” Arnold said. “I always try to make my work relate to myself. I obviously explore a lot of gay culture because I want my art to be representative both personally and publicly, which is why I like to include aspects from my personal life.” To add to this was the beaming fine arts professor Liselot van der Heijden, who teaches the professional practice course. “What we want is for all of the students to have their own solo show with at least half a gallery, so we work with everybody’s needs and try to arrange combinations to address professional practice issues, learning about them and preparing for after school,” van der Heijden said. “I think they all deserve the attention and it would be so nice to bring more students on campus to come here.” If one common thread could lace the three artists together, it would be the eagerness to share their art with their peers. “We definitely all want students to come out and see our work,” Arnold said. “We like to have people, even people who don’t have a lot of experience with art, to experience our art. It offers another level of feedback that I definitely appreciate.” The next installment of the Fall 2016 BFA Professional Practice Exhibitions will be on display until Wednesday, Oct. 12, and will feature work from seniors Meredith Carro, Danielle Costello and Piper Torsilieri.

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ACT shakes up Shakespeare

Photo courtesy of Natalie La Spisa

All College Theatre reenvisions Shakespeare with modern attire.

By Heidi Cho Correspondent

The College had love letters strewn across campus to advertise for showings of the play “As You Like It,” which hit Don Evans Black Box Theater on Wednesday, Sept. 28, and lasted through Saturday, Oct. 1. With a cast of 15 actors, the production put a modern twist on an old Shakespearian comedy. Jenna Burke, the play’s assistant director and a senior English and secondary education dual major, explained the forethought behind the characters wearing modern clothing instead of Shakespearian attire in the forest. When the setting changes, the wardrobe switch fits as well for a modern twist on the original production.

“It seems like the obvious choice to make going from the transition into court from the forest because the court is definitely embedded with the ideology of patriarchy and monarchy and all those oppressive forces,” Burke said. “And then the forest, it just made sense for it to be 2016, because a lot of progressive things are happening there.” As the director, alumnus Curt Foxworth (’02) asked the cast what they would wear in the forest setting. The resulting modern outfits for many of the characters incorporated boots and flannels. These were clothes that could endure the tougher forest life of the nobles-turned-peasants, according to Burke. The costume transition was implemented during an onstage change. The costume designers were Sam Miller, a senior English

and secondary education dual major, and Gretchen Heller, a senior nursing major. Miller reemphasized Burke’s point by saying that shedding the corsets in front of the audience during the costume change symbolized a transition from restraint to freedom. “You kind of contract that through Rosalind and Orlando’s journeys in particular and how they both loosen up and find who they want to be,” Burke said. “They kind of break away from those more oppressive and straight and narrow ideals of the court.” Both Miller and Heller said designing costumes for the production was interesting because they could work with both Shakespearean and modern attire. They were allowed to be creative with the modern outfits and thrift around for an outfit that fit the character best, with input from the actor. It created a compelling contrast for the actor to speak in Shakespearean language while walking around the stage in boots and flannels. According to Jason Orbe, a member of the show’s building crew and a freshman technology education major, the mix of modern outfits and Shakespearian language was unexpected, but still worked because “it gives a different feel to the show.” Cast members often locked eyes with audience members as they performed their lines with conviction. Orlando, played by junior chemistry major Eric Schreiber, asked an audience member to excuse him, as he pinned a letter to a tree behind them. The actors made sure to give audience members seated along both sides of the theater something to watch. Changing up the seating is a fairly recent trend, according to Rebecca Conn, an usher, member of the see LIKE page 18

‘Welcome’ to Slaughter Beach, Dog By Sydney Shaw Editor-in-Chief Twenty-two-year-old Annie lives in a town called Slaughter Beach, where she navigates the trials of post-adolescence while juggling a blossoming relationship, self-doubt and the chagrin of still living with her parents. Although Annie is a fictional character, her story comes to life by way of “Welcome,” the debut LP from Jacob Ewald’s band, Slaughter Beach, Dog. Ewald is best known as one of the voices of the Philadelphia pop punk group Modern Baseball. On the band’s most recent record, “Holy Ghost,” Ewald bares all as he tackles intimate topics like the death of his grandfather and missing the person he loves while he’s away on tour. While he’s proven he has a knack for penning honest, deepreaching lyrics, Ewald departs from that candor on “Welcome” with the creation of a constructed world and the fictitious folks who live there. “When I wrote the Slaughter Beach, Dog songs, I had been stuck with writer’s block for multiple months, but writing about fictional scenarios as opposed to personal scenarios helped me jump out of it and get my brain going again,” Ewald told The Signal. His first fictitious scene is introduced on the opening track, “Mallrat Semi-Annual,” where Annie meets a young man at a house party. “This ain’t so bad now, darling. It’s nice to meet you here. We’ve got a lot in common. I’d like to keep you near,” Ewald sings on the track — this time as a male character — moments after pep-talking himself to “stand up straight, walk her way and say hello.” Their relationship’s progression is evidenced on “Toronto Mug,” where Ewald details what happens after the party dies down. “Note that our friends have gone home,” he sings as the male narrator. “I offer to leave, and you make coffee.” Ewald succeeds in injecting his lyrics with short sucker punches like these, while longer verses, such as one in the song “Monsters,” have already found new life as social media status updates. “I keep trying to outline a better life, but the pen’s run dry. The lines never come out right, anyway,” Ewald sings on the track. “There are monsters everywhere I turn in disguises my young self couldn’t discern.” Hearing Ewald sing “I am the girl that I thought I outgrew” in his low-tone voice is surprising, but only at first listen. Through poignant lyrics and emotive playing, he convincingly pulls off his

This week, WTSR staff members Dave Paulson and Alec Goss highlight some of the best new albums that the College’s own radio station, 91.3 FM WTSR, puts into its weekly rotation.

Band: Grouplove Album: “Big Mess” Release Number: 3rd Hailing From: Los Angeles Genre: Emo Indie Pop Rock Label: Atlantic/Canvasback Grouplove’s third studio album, “Big Mess,” is a brilliant tribute to some of the important crossroads in the band’s life, including the welcoming of lead singers Hannah Hooper’s and Christian Zucconi’s baby girl. The band’s first album since 2013 starts off strong with the lead single, “Welcome To Your Life,” which nicely blends Grouplove’s classic synth/guitar with Hooper and Zucconi’s vocals. “Do You Love Someone,” combines synth with a catchy bass line, and Hooper delivers a soft, captivating vocal in “Good Morning,” while Zucconi’s powerful voice attacks and energizes the chorus of “Don’t Stop Making it Happen.” The lyrics of the first song declare “We’re back in business!” Grouplove’s powerful, atmospheric indie music career is far from finished. Must Hear: “Welcome To Your Life,” “Do You Love Someone,” “Good Morning” and “Don’t Stop Making It Happen”

Band: Mild High Club Album: “Skiptracing” Photo courtesy of Dana Gorab Release Number: 2nd Ewald is convincing in his role as Annie. Hailing From: Chicago and Los Angeles role as Annie. Genre: Groovy Dream Jazz Flipping the narrative from his usual male perspective to a femi- Label: Stones Throw nine vista was no easy task. This new angle required brilliant selfawareness paired with the ability to concoct a compelling narrative. Channeling all sorts of chill-out and sit-back “The coolest part about writing the fictional songs is that you vibes, Mild High Club’s second full-length can create incredibly interesting characters and relationships, but release, “Skiptracing,” takes an exciting step the difficult part is that you have to conjure all of their intricacies forward since its debut album, “Timeline.” and life experiences out of thin air before you can write a song Although bearing similar themes as its preabout them,” Ewald said. decessor, “Skiptracing” opens yet another “A lot of the songs came together slower than Modern Base- dreamy peek into a groovy and worry-free ball songs usually do for me just because I had to come up with landscape for your mind to roam. Riddled whole life stories before writing each song. I couldn’t just tap with nuances of the west coast in the smoky into my memory bank.” ’70s and a floaty, psychedelic yet wild and Even so, Ewald said he pulled from his own experiences when jazzy feel, this record can take you away to he shaped his characters. a whole new world. Feeling like a strange “I don’t really like going into details about the storyline be- but needed cross between Mac Demarco cause then it doesn’t let the songs speak for themselves,” Ewald and BADBADNOTGOOD, Mild High club said. “Of course, the Slaughter Beach, Dog songs still have a lot does not disappoint so close your eyes and of influence from my own experiences, but shaping the charac- enjoy — you’re in for quite the trip. ters was a pretty long and interesting process.” Slaughter Beach, Dog is scheduled to play a CUB Alt show Must Hear: “Skiptracing,” “Homage,” at the College on Friday, Nov. 18, alongside Sorority Noise “Mild High Club,” “Tessellation” and and Weller. “Chapel Perilous”

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building crew and a sophomore mathematics major. The characters were not centered around one point. Instead they were spaced out between two or three areas creating a dynamic blocking during certain scenes. It allowed the audience to watch characters from many seats. Conn commented that even from her seat to an extreme side of the theater, she was able to see. Another interesting feature of the production was the slight changes to the lines. Burke advised the actors to take some liberty with the lines to ensure the audience understands the play’s themes as modern and relevant. “If it felt modern to you, say it that way because that is going to help the audience get it,” Burke said she told the actors. The strong comprehension resulted from the collaboration between actors, directors and costume designers to make the story more relevant to the audience, according to Conn. Foxworth said he loved the difficulties of making a 400-year-old show relevant to students today, especially with the challenge of doing Shakespeare. The cast, crew and the director were dedicated to make the play come to life and together, they transformed the Don Evans Black Box Theater. “A few weeks ago… it was an empty room… and now I’m here. It’s a whole different world,” Orbe said.

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Miller used the paper as his window into life at the College. “College is fun. You guys have Slutwalk,” he said. “I joke, but I know that’s a very serious thing. Rape culture. It’s actually a great trick to get guys to be aware of it. You see this and some guy is like ‘Oh, Slutwalk. Where those sluts walkin’ now?’” Miller continued to flip through the paper and as he read the “Signal asks…” section, a group of students exploded

with laughter. In the audience, Troy Brier, a senior chemistry major, yelled to Miller that he hoped he’d get to his question. “That was really scary,” Miller said after a brief pause. “They saw me here with the paper. And Troy is here with his friends, and Troy realized ‘Hold up. We might get to the Troy part. Hell, he went through the Slutwalk stuff.’ Troy, you’re about to have your moment in the sun.” Miller read the question Brier was asked about the College’s controversial Homecoming changes, which was met

with countless jeers. “No outside alcohol,” he said. “They want you guys to be drinking inside. They wanted me to come and tell you 19 year olds, 20 year olds: ‘Drink indoors. Get alcohol illegally and drink it in the confines of four walls and a ceiling.’” Miller invited Brier onstage to read his own answer to the question. When he finished his final punchline, Miller called Brier onstage again to closeout the show with a dramatic song of his choice. Brier plugged his phone into a speaker and “Ultralight Beam” by Kanye West blasted through Kendall. Miller then shouted the codeword: “Ashley!” After a brief pause, the graduate student fled. Miller led the pursuit and many students followed him to chase her through the courtyard. “I was hoping they’d chase her a little farther,” Miller said when he returned from the chase. Though absurd, Ashley’s chase was actually the most predictable aspect of the performance, given he had planned it out in the beginning. Much like his style of comedy, Miller told The Signal that acting is just as unpredictable. “I didn’t think ‘Silicon Valley’ would even get picked up as a pilot. And I thought ‘Deadpool,’ if it did $40,000,000, or at best $60,000,000 opening weekend, then maybe Hollywood would listen and be open to R-rated superhero genre flicks,” he said. “It did $135,000,000 and ‘Silicon Valley’ is the ‘Friends’ — it’s a huge fucking show — as far as live-action sitcoms go. It’s as big as ‘The Big Bang Theory,’ but it’s actually really, really funny.”


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Lions offense struggles to make impact By Miguel Gonzalez Assistant Sports Editor Ice hockey legend Wayne Gretzky once said, “You miss 100 percent of the shots you don’t take.” As the men’s soccer team learned this weekend, sometimes you can miss 100 percent of the shots you do make, too. The Lions outshot both of their opponents this weekend, only to lose both contests, 1-0. On Wednesday, Sept. 28, the Lions endured a 1-0 road loss against the RutgersCamden University Scarlet Raptors. The following Saturday, Oct. 1, the Lions suffered another 1-0 loss at the feet of the Rutgers-Newark University Scarlet Raiders. Heading into Camden, N.J., the Lions were focused on winning more conference matches in order to stay on top of the New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) and qualify for the postseason tournament. Throughout the match, the Lions offense struggled to produce goals, despite their constant pressure on the Scarlet Raptors. “Conference games are more competitive than non-conferences games,” head coach George Nazario said. “NJAC opponents are motivated and hustle to get the (conference) win. Otherwise, the season is cut short by end of October.” On the goalkeeping front, Scarlet Raptor James Brett kept saving shots from senior forward Sean Etheridge and junior midfielder Peter Dresch. Meanwhile, sophomore goalkeeper Dan Walsh led the Lions defense with five saves.

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The Lions fail to turn any of their 49 shots into a goal. Dresch was named the College’s Athlete of the Week for the week of Tuesday, Sept. 27 for scoring three goals during the Lions 7-0 victory against the New Jersey City University Gothic Knights. In the second half, the Scarlet Raptors were able to tear through the Lions defense. At the 77th minute, Scarlet Raptor Dan Gilbert launched a shot and teammate Shane Guyer rebounded the ball for a goal. Afterwards, the Lions attempted to equalize the match, as freshman forward Matt Panizza shot twice. Nonetheless, the Lions ultimately conceded a 1-0 loss. As the calendar shifted to October, the Lions returned to the Soccer Complex for a four-game homestand starting with another conference matchup against the RutgersNewark Scarlet Raiders.

In contrast to the Scarlet Raptors, the Scarlet Raiders played physically, as four yellow cards were issued, including three during the second half. The Lions stayed in control during the first 30 minutes. Sophomore midfielder/ forward Nick Sample and Dresch provided two corner kicks. In the midst, sophomore defender Nick Zolofra and senior defender Clayton Flon fueled the Lions defense with continuous passes, repossessions and crosses. Yet, no shot reached the end of the net. The Scarlet Raiders countered in the 31st minute when forward Alex Torres scored on a short diagonal shot through Walsh with an assist from Raiders midfielder Stefano Muniz. During the second half, the Lions scrambled to score a goal in an effort to

not repeat their previous shutout loss. In the 49th minute, senior forward Thomas Hogue headed in a lob pass that was immediately saved by Scarlet Raiders goalie Andres Medina. Ten minutes later, the Lions were close to enduring another setback when freshman forward Fabio De Sousa ripped a fast shot toward the center post. Similar to the first half, Walsh and the Lions defense continued to block the Scarlet Raiders. The Lions closest opportunity to score came in the 73rd minute. Senior forward Sean Etheridge knocked in a header shot and Scarlet Raiders goalie Medina miraculously dove in for a save. As regulation time dwindled, the Lions resorted to long distance shooting. Overall, the Lions offense produced a combined whopping 49 shots against the Scarlet Raptors and Scarlet Raiders. At the same time, the Lions only allowed 14 shots and conceded only two goals. “The defense performed well. Only allowing one to two goals per game provides a good safety net,” Nazario said. “However, no matter how many shots were on target, our offense wasn’t able to score. Our team can’t be shutout, especially against conference opponents.” The Lions homestand resumes, as they compete against the College of Staten Island Dolphins on Monday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m. The Lions play another conference match against the Ramapo College Roadrunners on Saturday, Oct. 8, at 1 p.m.

Kick / Meet College’s foreign soccer star continued from page 1 soccer every day for 15 years, aside from two annual threeweek breaks. Despite the rigorous schedule, he always found time for his academic interests. According to Jauk, he performed well enough in the classroom to attend a top European university. “If you go to a top school in Europe, they don’t let you practice that often,” Jauk said. “The other way is true if you’re about to become a professional. For a lot of my friends who are still trying to become professionals, or are professionals, it’s just so time-consuming that you don’t really have time (for studies).” Forced to choose between his lifelong passion and his dream of owning a business, Jauk decided to leave his home country behind and find a school in the U.S., where combining athletics and academics are culturally ingrained. “I was sure that I’m technically and tactically on a very good level,” he said. “I just somehow didn’t feel accomplished with just playing soccer.” Jauk created a profile with a recruiting agency known as the National Collegiate Scouting Association. Months past, until five to 10 schools met his requirements — which included east coast schools with top-flight business programs. Among them was the College, led by head coach George Nazario, who said he’s traveled

internationally and was intrigued with Jauk’s pedigree. “I saw the name of the team, Sturm Graz, and I knew they’re a pretty good team over in Austria,” Nazario said. “After watching the video, I thought that soccer-wise, the level of play was pretty good.” The coaching staff convinced Jauk to commit to the College, and he left his lifelong home behind for a compact dorm room in Travers Hall. Both socially and athletically, Jauk needed time to adjust to the drastic changes in his life. “The first day was a rough one,” he said. “I arrived in preseason and no one was there. The towers were basically empty. It didn’t start off as I expected it to, but that was my fault with timing. The first couple days, the coach showed me the school.” As for in-season, Jauk was surprised by the physicality of American soccer. “It’s a lot less physical (in Austria),” Nazario said. “There, it’s based more on technique and movement.” Still, Jauk’s intelligence and tactical knowledge stood out to the head coach. “When you’re dealing with an individual who is mentally tunedin upstairs and understands the game at a high level, it makes life a lot easier,” he said. “It’s almost as good as having another coach on the field cause he’s able to communicate certain things

that the guys don’t want to hear from me, so maybe it makes more sense from their compatriot.” As time passed, Jauk grew more and more comfortable with life at the College. He made friends, like Nick Provenzano, a sophomore defender and health and exercise science major. “From the beginning, I was very close to Nick,” Jauk said. “I roomed with him. His family was very nice to me. They helped me out, like going food shopping, and I stayed over for Thanksgiving break. I’m pretty close to most of the guys. I talk to them a lot.” Although Jauk studied under dozens of top European coaches, he credited Nazario’s guidance as a major factor in his growth. “What I like about (Nazario) is he’s very straightforward,” Jauk said. “He doesn’t mind telling you if you did something right or if you did something wrong. He’s very direct, but in a way that I think makes you rethink things and makes you learn. “I like playing under him. He’s a good guy. He teaches you things about life, too. As it is in sports, things on the field, you can directly translate to everyday life. He always has a couple life lessons in his speeches. I like listening to him,” he said. Now, settled into a cozy double in New Residence Hall, Jauk is prepared to step up and be a leader. “Overall, I’d say I’m happy, as it is now,” he said. “I don’t

want to keep it as it is. I want to develop. I want to get in a better leadership position in the team, keep my grades and try to get any internships in America.” The Lions are 2-2 in conference play, which means there are still five opportunities to stake their claim toward a New Jersey Athletic Conference tournament berth. Academically, Jauk overcame the initial struggles of writing papers in a foreign language. Looking toward the future, he must eventually pick between his cleats and his other ambitions. “I guess there’s gonna be a point after graduating and accepting a

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job where you have to set priorities,” he said. “I don’t know yet. If I don’t want to stay in the U.S. for a job, I could still work something less time consuming and play in the third- or second-highest (Austrian) league for money.” Still, he knows for a fact there will always be a little time to keep on kicking. “I’ll probably focus on my job and career and play soccer for fun on the weekend with friends,” he said. “I’ll always play. I’ve kicked things since I was able to walk… It’s something I share with my dad, so it’s always gonna be a huge part of my life.”

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Lions roar past D-I teams at Paul Short By Danielle Silvia Staff Writer

The Paul Short Run, one of the largest cross country events of the season, put the College’s men’s and women’s teams’ athletic abilities to the test. Around 450 colleges from around the country attended the meet at Lehigh University on Saturday, Oct. 1, in Bethlehem, Pa. Some high schools from the region participated, as well. In total, about 6,000 runners competed on Lehigh’s Goodman Cross Country track. The men’s team placed 13th out of 45 teams during the 8000-meter run, or the Brown Race. The Lady Lions finished 20th out of 42 teams in the 6000-meter race — they were in the top half of opponents in the women’s Brown Race. The Lions men faced a much more competitive and elite set of teams, as many of the competitors were from Division I and Division II programs. Despite this tough competition, the College’s Division III athletes were able to step up and shine. Seniors Andrew Tedeschi and Brandon Mazzarella led the men’s team. Tedeschi’s last Paul Short Invitational ended on a high note, as he produced the best time for the College of the day. He finished 13th out of 400 runners

Left: Faith finished the 6K at 34:39. Right: Mazzarella springs to 43rd place. with a time of 24:57. Mazzarella also competed very well, as he finished the 8K race with a time of 25:27 and placed 43rd. Sophomores Matt Saponara, Brian Mitchell and Quinn Wasko also contributed to the Lions overall success. Saponara completed the race with a time of 25:49 and finished 96th, rounding out the top 100 runners. Mitchell finished 152nd with a time of 26:14 and Wasko completed the course with a time of 26:20, coming in 168th

place. All three were able to finish in the top portion of the racers in the event. On the freshman team, Cole Parsons and Lucas Pick finished with respective times of 26:42 and 26:53, staying close together to finish the meet. Princeton University snagged first place in the men’s Brown Race, while Saint Francis University student Bryce England finished the race in first place with a time of 24:38. Many sophomore women stood out in this event — Natalie Cooper

finished 16th with a time of 21:13, Erin Holzbaur finished 44th with a time of 22:09 and Madeline Tattory finished in 116th place with a time of 22:47. Additionally, sophomore Emma Bean was able to finish in 23:44 and finish sixth out of the College’s women runners and 192nd overall. Other standouts in this race included junior Alison Fournier and sophomore Abigail Faith. Fournier placed 200th with a time of 23:37 and Faith finished at 23:39 in 206th place. The girls finished the race neck-and-neck.

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Senior Caroline Moore competed and fiercely finished with a time of 23:53. Returning from fall break, the Lions will have another chance to compete against many rivals and athletes across the Northeast at the Rowan University Border Battle on Saturday, Oct. 15. It will be crucial for the Lions to compete well in the coming weeks as the New Jersey Athletic Conference Championships approach on Saturday, Oct. 29.

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score soon after as they set up for a corner play, but the effort only resulted in junior goalkeeper Christina Fabiano’s first save of the game. She had waited 45 minutes to make that save. Douglas closed the scoring by completing a hat trick, sweeping in the ball for the seventh goal of the game. The Pioneers goalie dove to stop the ball, but it was to no avail. Pfluger was happy with the victory. “I saw a lot of nice things happening out there and I thought we played very disciplined so I feel good about it,” Pfluger said. After splitting the last three weeks, the Lions slipped in the NCAA coaches

poll, hitting their lowest point this week at No. 11, but Pfluger said the defeats are more of a learning experience. “It’s been a real growing season for us,” Pfluger said. “A real adjusting season.” Although the Lions had dominant performances against several opponents, they haven’t been able to keep their momentum. Pfluger attributed the team’s “disjointed” season to injury and illness. “Through that time we were kind of rolling up and down,” Pfluger said. Despite the hardships, Pfluger views the shutout against the Pioneers as a return to form. “(This season) has been a journey for us and a journey we’re learning from,” Pfluger said. “And I really think we’re starting to look like ourselves now.”

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Malajin scores a goal against the Scarlet Raiders. continued from page 24 takes time to do. “I think it’s really great that we’re scoring goals early on,” Goldman said. “It’s important to make a mark on the game right away and not come out slow… As far as not finding the net for long periods of time, I think that it just takes time to get settled into a game. Sometimes, it takes a while to figure out a team and find a game plan.” However, the defense efforts and constant offensive attack by the team kept the Raiders from making any moves leaving them without a single shot all game. Goldman, Levering, Thoreson and Rivera all led the team with three shots

each, seven of them being on goal. While Goldman was the only one of the four to make a goal during a game, Thoreson was able to cross a pass to senior midfielder Lauren Malajian who chipped it past the goalkeeper in the 54th minute for her first goal of the session. The final goal came from junior forward Hannah Richman, who blasted a long goal from 35 yards out into the back of the net, giving the Lions a 3-0 lead and her fourth goal of the season. The Newark trip is only the first stop on a four-game stretch that sees the Lions on the road. Their next game will be against non-conference team Gettysburg College on Wednesday, Oct. 5, in Gettysburg, Pa.

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Smith scores a hat trick against Fairleigh Dickinson.

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Lions pecked by reigning NJAC champs

Ragab shines on defense with 12 tackles. By Connor Smith News Editor The Lions could not contain the No. 11 Salisbury University Seagulls on Saturday, Oct. 1. The College fell to the reigning New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) champs, 41-6. “We gave up a handful of big plays on

defense,” interim head coach Rocky Hager said. “Some came on a new play that we haven’t seen them use before, so I think we did much better in the second half.” The Lions came off a strong defensive effort against Christopher Newport University last week, but Salisbury’s option-heavy offense was an unwelcomed change of pace.

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Salisbury won the opening coin toss and elected to receive, but the Lions defense had other plans. Junior defensive lineman Shane Kelley stripped a third down rush attempt and the Lions recovered the ball at the Seagulls 24-yard line. Junior quarterback Trevor Osler threw his first passing touchdown of the year on 3rd and 12, as senior receiver

Jeff Mattonelli caught a 16-yard pass to put the Lions up, 6-0. After a blocked extra-point, the Lions seemed poised to upset the Seagulls. Then, Salisbury showed why they’re a conference favorite, as the team ran an 80-yard kick return to the Lions 15-yard line. The first snap of the drive was a touchdown run, and the Seagulls took a 7-6 lead. From there on out, it was all Seagulls. The Salisbury defense stuffed the College in the following drive and the Seagulls received a punt at the 32-yard line. It took just eight plays and 2:50 minutes off the clock for Salisbury to score a second touchdown. The second quarter wasn’t much better, as the Seagulls extended their lead to 24-6. According to Hager, the defense needed to adjust to a creative Seagulls playbook. These adjustments characterized the third quarter, where neither team managed to score a single point. The fourth quarter opened with a Salisbury field goal, and brought the score to 26-6. The College responded with a first down, but couldn’t convert on the second set of downs. With the ball at the Salisbury 33-yard line, the Lions allowed a 67-yard pass to blow the game open at 34-6. The Lions offense would not score again, and Salisbury tacked on insurance points to end the game with a 41-6 win. The Lions, now 0-4, battled three topranked opponents in four weeks. Next week’s game against the Wesley College Wolverines on Saturday, Oct. 8, will be another tough matchup. Still, there are six conference opponents to go, so there is room for another Lions turnaround.

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Tom Ballard “The Ref”

George Tatoris Sports Editor

Sean Reis A&E Editor

Miguel Gonzalez Assistant Sports Editor

In this week’s edition of Around the Dorm, “Ref” and all around punny guy Tom Ballard asks our panel of three experts — Sean Reis, George Tatoris and Miguel Gonzalez— three questions: Who deserved to win the Ryder Cup? Who has the most to lose as the Chase for the Sprint Cup reaches its final lap? Do you give applause to the NFL’s 2016 Super Bowl halftime headliner or is it a bad romance?

1. After such a close competition, who deserved to win the 2016 Ryder Cup? Sean: ‘Merica! Actually... I don’t know. As of early afternoon on Saturday, Oct. 1, Team USA had a slight lead over its comrades from across the pond, but Team Europe has a couple of very strong pairings for the four-ball competition. Rory McIlory and Thomas Pieters will be a tough team to beat up against Dustin Johnson’s duo, as well as our golden boy Jordan Spieth going up against two of Europe’s finest with Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson. These two European pairings each got off to early leads on Saturday, but hopefully Team USA can turn it around after I submit this answer because I pick Team USA to clinch this year’s Ryder Cup. After all, what kind of Patriot would I be if I picked the enemy to beat us? George: I think Europe for the sole reason they invented the sport of golf and went through a lot to just get the sport accepted by society. Imagine you’re a large Gaelic soldier for a minute, affectionately called Big Mac

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by your peers. You’re playing a round of golf and your kinsman, McGriddle, says to you, “Oi, Big Mac dinnae dae that!” You respond, “What are you talkin’ aboot, numpty! I’m only playin’ gowf.” “Ain’t you heard?” asks McGriddle. “King James has banned it.” You throw your club to the ground. Even though you are a large Gaelic soldier who has stared death in the face, you start bawling because that’s just how much you love golf. Scotland

banned golf twice in its history: in 1471 and 1491, but the sport just kept coming back. At one point, politicians were afraid to play golf at the risk of being torn apart by detractors for playing the sport, which is what happened to Mary, Queen of Scots. Europeans had to fight for their right to golf. Americans cannae appreciate that kind of devotion. Miguel: Man Tom, you are really challenging me here. The MLB playoffs are

approaching. The New York Mets just clinched the wild card. There was a slew of ranked College Football matches this past Saturday (except if you’re Rutgers). The Philadelphia Eagles are on a hot 3-0 start with young quarterback straight outta North Dakota and you want to talk about NASCAR and golf? Now that you mention the Ryder Cup, I should have flown to Chaska, Minn., to place a bet against McIlory and get some money, just like David Johnson did. I think United States should win the cup in honor of Golf Legend Arnold Palmer. The Americans have a three-point lead over Team Europe thanks to great performances by the duos Ryan Moore and J.B. Holmes, Phil Mickelson and Matt Kuchar, and Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth. However, Team Europe is not far behind because of its dominant performances last Friday, Sept. 30. Both teams have an equal chance at claiming the Cup as long as Reed can keep up with McIlroy. Overall, all I’m saying now is USA! USA! USA!

Sean gets 2 points for balancing patriotism and analysis. George gets 1 point for historical inaccuracy. Miguel gets 1 point because who cares about the Mets?

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2. With the 2016 NASCAR Chase for the Sprint Cup Series already underway, who has the most to lose next week going into Charlotte, N.C.? Sean: NASCAR can be a dangerous game. There’s always a lot to lose as you circle a track and make left turn after left turn at over 200 miles-per-hour speeds. Specifically, with the Chase for the Sprint Cup underway, the

driver with the most to lose has to be the man currently on top, Brad Keselowski. He’s first right now, but compared to the two drivers behind him, Martin Truex Jr. and Kyle Busch, he has led an extremely low number of laps, 451 laps led to Truex Jr.’s 1,407 and Busch’s 1,268. Keselowski has four wins and he’s finished all his races, 26 of 28 being top 20 finishes, but he’s a late-game racer and he

doesn’t spend much time leading until when it matters most. Keselowski needs to stay ahead of the pack as the Chase for the Sprint Cup continues or he will find himself outside of victory lane. George: I’d say young blood Kyle Larson has the most to lose next week. Larson missed his chance to finish the Chase two years ago and is hanging on by a thread this year. If he doesn’t do well this year, he might follow in the footsteps of many other one-and-done Chase drivers who failed to qualify again later in their career. Elliott Sandler and Hall of Famer Rusty Wallace both finished close to last in the Chase and never qualified for it again. In 2009, Brian Vickers of the now-defunct Red Bull team won the first Cup race, but finished the Chase dead last. Perhaps most ominous, Juan Pablo Montoya, whom Larson replaced as the driver of No. 42, became the first foreign-born driver to qualify for

the Chase, but never qualified again in his NASCAR career. Miguel: Look Tom, I don’t know much about NASCAR, but here’s what I do know. Kyle Busch seems to have a lot pressure on his steering wheel as the reigning Sprint Cup Series champion. He has yet to qualify for the Chase Round of 12, while Truex Jr. and Kevin Harvick are preparing for the race in Charlotte. I can also argue that Jimmie Johnson has too much at stake at the twilight of his career. Johnson will need to perform well at Dover if he wants to vie for a seventh championship. Nevertheless, Johnson is already a legend and does not have to win five consecutive championships to tell you that. On the other hand, Joey Logano needs to finish in the top five if he wants to maintain his fifth position standing. Logano may be young, but he has a lot to prove if he wants to be like Johnson and Tony Stewart one day.

Sean gets 3 points for analyzing laps. George gets two points for mentioning one-and-done Chase drivers. Miguel gets 2 points for reflecting on past Chase champs. 3. Do you give applause to the NFL for their 2016 halftime announcement or do you think it’s a bad romance? Sean: First and foremost, “You and I” were on the same page with these puns. I think Gaga and the NFL will be on “The Edge of Glory” during this year’s halftime show because even though you can “Do What U Want,” no one will be able to control themselves and will “Just Dance.” NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell better put on his “Poker Face” for this one because the “Paparazzi” will be all over him after this show. Seriously, the Illuminati’s Gaga will be the “Perfect Illusion” as this year’s performer. All puns aside, I truly have to give the NFL my “Applause” for this decision. George: I hope the Steelers make it all the way this year because I hear tackle “Alejandro” Villanueva is a big Gaga fan. He may “Just Dance” his way on to the stage. I’m a “Heavy Metal Lover” myself, but I think Gaga has a great attitude that translates well to a large stage like that of the Super Bowl halftime show. I hope I don’t sound like a “Judas” Iscariot when I say I don’t really like her music that much, but I do think she has amazing showmanship. I hope she brings up guests, too — maybe

David Blaine because he could perform the “Perfect Illusion” for the crowd. If that happens, I might just pick up my “Telephone” and call my mom because she loves Blaine. She’d be absolutely “Starstruck.” Miguel: I can only imagine what’ll happen at Super Bowl LI. Johnny Manziel will be at the bar thinking about the “LoveGame” he used to have with the “Paparazzi.” Goodell will be flaunting how much of a “Beautiful, Dirty, Rich” “G.U.Y.” he is. Tim Tebow will envision himself at his former “Edge of Glory,” while defeating “Judas” and praying for “Bloody Mary.” Josh Gordon will continue his “Highway Unicorn” chase after “Jewels n’ Drugs” under an “Aura” of “Dope.” Yet, the main attraction of the show will be Cam Newton’s “Fashion!” along with Odell Beckham Jr. and Josh Norman’s everlasting “Bad Romance.” Because, you know, they’ll always be “Boys, boys, boys.” Who can also forget that Tom Brady will reveal his inner “Americano” and leave his competition “Starstruck” (except Peyton Manning, who has to worry about his “bad kids”). Honestly, I don’t think Gaga will seizing “The Fame” nor captivate the audience with her “Artpop.” Rather, Gaga will sing her heart out just like her national anthem performance.

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Sean gets 2 points for good puns. George gets 3 points for good puns and honesty. Miguel gets 2 points for Gaga’s past performances and Left Shark.

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Lions repeatedly rough up Rutgers By Michael Battista Staff Writer

It was a bad week to wear scarlet, as both Rutgers University-Camden and Rutgers University-Newark fell to the women’s soccer team. The Lions won on Wednesday, Sept. 28, 5-0, at home and Saturday, Oct. 1, 3-0, on the road, respectively, in New Jersey Athletic Conference (NJAC) games. The women won seven consecutive games and haven’t let up a goal in six straight games. The Lions are nursing an undefeated NJAC record of 4-0-0 this season. Both games became physical battles, as the Lions and both Rutgers campuses racked up multiple fouls throughout the week. Camden earned 12 during its game. Freshman midfielder Despina Lianidis said the Lions are prepared for anything opponents throw at them. “We can play either physical or technical, and we decided to play both, half and half, so we could compete with any team that decides to be physical and not as technical as us,” Lianidis said. The Lions offense continues to be the star this season. While the defense held strong, senior goalkeeper Jessica Weeder only had to handle one shot on goal through both games — the offense kept possession for the majority of the

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Rivera battes for possession of the ball. game. The team had a total of 54 total shots against both the Scarlet Raptors and Scarlet Raiders. During Wednesday’s match against the Scarlet Raptors, the Lions took a quick lead in the seventh minute, when junior midfielder Elizabeth Thoreson scored her third goal of the season. Senior forward Christine Levering’s cross into the box was fumbled by the Scarlet Raptors goalie, which allowed Thoreson to capitalize. Chaos in the Scarlet Raptors box would help the Lions again later on, as freshman midfielder Joriam Riveria rebounded off a blocked shot from Thoreson to sink it. Coach Joe

Russo said these hectic moments benefited the team. “I thought we did that in pretty good stretches where we had a good method to the madness out there,” Russo said. While the offense dominated, the physical game also took its toll. Levering needed to leave the field when blood started pouring from her face and onto her jersey. Sophomore midfielder Arielle Curtis also had the crowd worried. When freshman midfielder Alexa Beatty crossed a ball in front of the net, Curtis jumped and headed it in for a goal. She injured her leg on the way down and needed to leave the

game. At this time, there is no update on her condition, but she did not play against Newark. Coach Joe Russo said no matter how physical a game gets, he doesn’t let it affect him or his team. “To be honest, we don’t even talk about it,” Russo said. “We just try to play quickly and play the way we wanna play... We’re really not concerned with the physicality of the whole thing.” The game finished off after Lianidis knocked two past the goalkeeper in the second half. She was able to break past the defense for an open net goal. A few minutes later, she capitalized on another goalie

fumble when she rebounded in a blocked shot. Lianidis said her work during the entire game helped her score for the team. “I know for me, personally, I had to keep working and I know (for) the rest of the team our energy was high the whole game,” Lianidis said. On a cold Saturday night in Newark, N.J., the Lions struck early again in the game. Junior midfielder Jessica Goldman knocked in a penalty kick in the 18th minute for her fourth goal this season. Three of those goals have come from penalty kicks, and Goldman says one of her tricks for consistent success is to never make eye contact with the keeper. “Whenever I get a penalty shot, I make sure to just stay calm and keep focus,” Goldman said. “I never look at the keeper because I don’t want her positioning to affect where I place the ball. I just take a deep breath and remind myself that it’s a simple pass into the goal.” The College has been the first to score in every game played this season. However, the Lions continue another trend this season where after scoring early on, long periods of time would pass where they couldn’t finish offensive attempts, leaving the Lions with a dangerously close lead. Goldman says it’s all about understanding the other team, and that see SCARLET page 21

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Douglas nets in three goals. By George Tatoris Sports Editor

The Lions field hockey team was in a tough spot on Tuesday, Sept. 27. The Fairleigh Dickinson University-Florham Devils

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had mustered three goals in the second half, eliminating the Lions lead and tying the game at 3 with less than 10 minutes left. As the Lions set themselves up for a penalty corner two minutes later, they were well aware that this might be their last chance to score. Sophomore forward Taylor Barrett was positioned next to the Devils goal, facing her teammates poised at the top of the box. Meanwhile, the Devils defense girded themselves inside their own goal. As the Devils and Lions rushed at each other, Barrett transferred the ball to senior defender Lexi Smith, who danced around the Devils defense and launched the ball into the net with less than six minutes left in the contest. The goal completed Smith’s hat trick and won the Lions the game, 4-3. Although the Lions came out on top, head coach Sharon Pfluger acknowledged the Devils second-half comeback highlighted some of the Lions’ shortcomings. “We played well but we needed to hold that lead better than we did,” Pfluger said. The Lions started out strong as Smith single-handedly gave the team a two-point lead in the opening half. She ended a 20yard drive with the Lions breakthrough

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goal and soon after scored on a corner play initiated by sophomore forward/midfielder Caroline Quinn. Fairleigh Dickinson answered in the second half with a swift assault on the Lions goal, taking advantage of a penalty corner and a penalty kick to tie up the game in less than 10 minutes. In response, senior midfielder/defender Jaclyn Douglas rocketed the ball past the Devils goalie off a pass from junior forward Elizabeth Morrison, giving the Lions a slim lead over their opponent. The Lions offense kept control of the ball best they could, but Devils senior Kim Davis whipped the ball into the net to tie up the game again. The slim margin of the Lions victory led them to train harder for their first New Jersey Athletic Concerence (NJAC) rival, the William Paterson Pioneers, whom they faced on Saturday Oct. 1. The training did the trick — the Lions shutout their NJAC opponent, 7-0. “I think we learned a lot in the last few days and we came on strong (Saturday),” Pfluger said. October greeted the teams with gray skies

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and cool temperatures, but the Lions offense warmed up quickly. Just two minutes in, Smith circled around the defense on a corner play and tore the ball into the net for the Lions opening goal. As the Lions swarmed the goal, amassing five shots and a penalty corner over ten grueling minutes, Douglas found the ball after a shot from Smith was saved by the Pioneers goalkeeper, and tapped it in neatly to widen the gap. One minute later, there was a thunderclap as Smith rocketed the ball into the net on a penalty kick. To close the half senior forward/midfielder Danielle Andreula redirected a pass from Douglas into the Pioneers goal for the Lions fourth goal of the game. The Lions continued their assault after the halftime, accruing three penalty corners in the first two minutes. On the fourth corner play, Douglas made her second goal off an assist from Smith. Freshman defender Cayla Andrews lobbed the ball over the goalie’s head to bring the score to 6-0. The Pioneers had their first chance to see NJACs page 21

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