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ector Students Claim NJIT Advising is Adequate


With Magnitude & Direction

By Babatunde Ojo | Managing Editor In a recent survey conducted by NJIT’s Office of Institutional Effectiveness, over a thousand students contributed their opinion regarding the service provided by their academic advisor. The results of the survey were positive overall with questions focusing on students’ personal experiences with their advisor and whether or not the session was useful. A little over thirteenhundred (or 19%) of NJIT students responded. What the survey does not include, is how many students responded from each college within the university. The most recent data retrieved shows that there are approximately 8,483 undergraduate students enrolled in NJIT. Each NJIT student is assigned an advisor who they can communicate with to understand their current standing, future classes and career options, or to remove holds before registering

for the next semester. In order to schedule an appointment with your advisor, students can either attend walk-in hours or schedule an appointment ahead of time. Aneesh Muthiyan, a fourth year Information Technology major said, “I have always had an easy time setting up an appointment with my advisor. In the CCS, we can set up appointments online relatively easily, as well as email our advisors to set them up if we need to. They always reply promptly, and I've never been in a situation where I could not get to my advisor in time.” In the Ying Wu College of Computing Science, students can go to the department website to see when their advisor is available and register for the time that best suits them. For other college websites, either students had to find a number to contact or send an email. Each college acts independently


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when it comes to advising as there is not a uniform method used across campus. This can be problematic as some colleges have more students per advisor than others. The average number of students per advisor for NJIT’s largest college, the College of Engineering, is around four hundred sixty. Compare this to the College of Architecture and Design, which only has two advisors, and the number is significantly lower at two-hundred and eighty-four. Noralie Abreu, a second year Digital Design major, laments how difficult it can be to reach her advisor saying, “… students have to email her during her office hours or else there will be no response.” Despite the lack of their being a uniform advising system, the results form the survey still present students having an otherwise positive experience, but as to what college they belong to, is not known.

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Week of January 23, 2018

THE VECTOR As the official student newspaper of the New Jersey Institute of Technology, our mission is to infom and entertain our readers, cultivate awareness of issues concerning the NJIT community, and provide a forum for purposeful, constructive discussion among its members. Deadlines for Articles or Letters to the Editor are due on Thursdays prior to publication at 10 P.M. Submissions should not exceed 750 words. For more information on submissions, e-mail: m a n a g i n g - e d i to r @ n j i t v e c to r . com. Advertisement Reservations are due two weeks prior to publication and should be sent to: ADVISORS Operational Advisor Anthony LaViscount Faculty Advisor Miriam Ascarelli EXECUTIVE BOARD Editor-in-Chief Prasanna Tati Executive Editor Steve Arciniega Castro Managing Editor Babatunde Ojo Business Manager Shravanthi Budhi business-manager@njitvector. com Web and Multimedia Editor Cassidy Lavine multimedia-editor@njitvector. com


NJIT Senate Update By Rick "Daniel" Cruz | Senior Staff Writer The Student Senate held a public forum for the first meeting of the Spring semester on Jan. 27. The forum focused on addressing the school’s parking problems, and the school's current policy on cheating. The Individuals in charge of parking believed that there were no issues with respect to parking, due to the lack of students voicing their concerns to the proper authorities. According to the Senate, the increase in cost of parking permits is being used to offset the costs of the new parking deck. What is not known, is if there is a cap as to how much the permit costs can increase, and how much is left to pay off on the new deck. Andrew Edmonson, History representative and Vice President of the pre-law society, is trying to utilize the pre-law society to aid students in dealing with these problems as well as dealing with parking tickets. When asked, Andrew said he would look into the possibility of working with the Commuter Representative to see if students with permits could

The following positions are currently open for students to apply for due to resignation by former office holders:

utilize metered parking for free. St. Michael's parking deck and University Center’s (UC) parking deck are options also being considered. Cheating on campus was thoroughly discussed with strong opinions on how to responsibly deter and correct cheating. There have been instances where students have approached professors about cheating, yet, corrective action was not taken. It was argued that if the professor did not personally see any acts of cheating, it would be the word of one student over another, and could cause either complications in the investigation or even favoritism. It was also suggested that academic departments should have a more robust examination procedure and test assessment. Some solutions discussed were the possibility of having more TA's present during exams, enforcing more spacing between students to minimize peaking, and asking tutors to be in exam rooms to aid with largersized classroom testing.

Vice President of Finance Club Manager Business Representative Freshman Commuter Representative Industrial Engineering Representative Computer Engineering Representative Electrical Engineering Representative

The next Senate meeting will be on January 24th in Ballroom B at 2:30 p.m

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1/12/18 1:38AM Officer saw a vehicle strike a light pole on Raymond Blvd and Warren Street. The driver was subsequently arrested for Driving While Intoxicated. EMS was notified but the subject refused any medical attention. He was processed and released with a court date. 10:43PM Officer stopped a vehicle on Central Ave and Newark Street for driving erratically and without headlights. The occupants were juveniles and were released to their parents.

1/13/18 NJIT Vector Summary 1/22/2018 For 1/12/18 through 1/18/18

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7:46AM Student reported four dollars was removed from the center console of her vehicle. The vehicle was parked on Greek Way and was left unlocked. No signs of any forced entry.

1/14/18 4:26PM Two non-affiliates were arrested for Open Warrants subsequent to a Motor Vehicle Stop Conducted by officers on Norfolk and New Street.

10:11PM A non-affiliate was arrested for Possession of CDS subsequent to a Motor Vehicle Stop Conducted by officers on Central Ave. and New Street.

1/16/18 1:33PM A Rutgers Student reported while his vehicle was parked for two hours on Nesbitt and Orange Street, the front, passenger side window was smashed. Nothing reported missing from the vehicle.

1/17/18 10:36PM A non-affiliate was arrested for Open Warrants on MLK Blvd subsequent to a Motor Vehicle Stop.

1/18/18 8:13AM A non-affiliate was arrested for an Open Warrant subsequent to a Motor Vehicle Stop conducted by officers on Central Ave. and Hudson Street. 11:30PM Officer issued a summons to a Rutgers Student at 265 MLK Blvd for an Open Container. 11:36PM Officer issued a summons to a non-affiliate, no university affiliation, at 265 MLK Blvd. for an Open Container.





Week of January 23, 2018

On-Campus Opinion

By Babatunde Ojo | Managing Editor By David Korty | Senior Staff Writer

Not quite “Humans of NJIT.”

How do you accomplish your New Year's resolution? 1

Katherine Pichardo

Undecided | Sophomore



"Writing it out and being disciplined. I try to focus on the end goal and stay away from anything that I know would distract me."

"I already broke it."



Computer Engineering | Sophomore

Industrial Engineering | Senior

Chemical Engineering | Sophomore

"L.A Baby steps are a big thing. Say you want to eat healthier, you should slowly add veggies instead of going all out and eating nothing, but them."


Steven George

Kelvin Siebeng

Marcella Choina

"To me, a resolution is kind of stupid. Why you have to make this a new goal? You should just think of a priority. Thinking of it as a resolution kind of makes it dwindle off."



Left, Right & Middle What is the Point of Government? By Rick "Daniel" Cruz | Senior Staff Writer

By Babatunde Ojo | Managing Editor

By Adrian Wong |Senior Staff Writer







"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfares, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity. " This is the preamble of our constitution and, in my opinion, the heart of what governing is meant to accomplish. To translate into present times, the government has an obligation to have a fairly moderated justice system that isn't rooted in racial, ethnic, or gender discrimination. To ensure "domestic Tranquility", the government has implemented social programs such as social security and improved access to healthcare. Taxation provides essential services such as social programs, funding of the military for national defense, infrastructure, and public education; taxation helps both defense and in improving the general Welfare. The government has a responsibility to reduce income inequality, provide immigrants with a clear-cut pathway to citizenship, and protect the environment from toxic entities that pollute the air, water, and soil. While there is more that I would want my government to perform, that depends entirely on who gets elected to office and whether those elected officials share my beliefs on how this country should be run. If those in office believe that it's more important for corporations to get tax cuts instead of low income families to receive affordable housing or protecting the economy over protecting the environment, then those ideas become law and reality.

The government’s role in society is to keep people in check, to ensure that if someone was to intentionally harm, he/she would be penalized by the terms set by laws already in place. Thinking of it this way, the government should be “passive” in that it should not interfere in the lives of its citizens to the point of interacting with them in their everyday life. For example, there really is not a need for there to be law prohibiting citizens from collecting rainwater that falls within their property line. In this case the government is overextending itself by playing a unnecessary part in an individual’s life. The times where government should play a more active role is when it should keep the playing field even. The biggest example of this is the Antitrust law and the government’s ability to break up powerful monopolies. The difference between both examples is that in the former, the potential threat to the average citizen is at its lowest and should be overlooked. In the latter, a monopoly can impact the everyman’s way of living depending on the corporation’s hold in their area of business and how often the consumer relies on that.

The government serves the people as a means to protect them.  Government is needed to protect its constituents from foreign and internal threats and from themselves.  It is essential for a government to have a powerful military and strong allies to protect itself in the event of war.  It is also crucial for a government to have regulatory mechanisms to protect its own people.  In exchange for these protections, the people pay money in taxes to help fund it. In addition, the government is often the country's largest employer of its people.  Most people agree that having a government is preferable to having a chaotic state of anarchy.   Having a fair and organized government allows the people to maintain their freedoms while still ensuring their safety.  It is crucial to have a government that can adapt to changes that occur in the world.  In the United States, we have an amendable constitution in conjunction with a democratic republic model which allows citizens to elect others to represent their interests on many different levels.  This allows citizens to have a say in what happens with their government.



Week of January 23, 2018

In the Era of Political Correctness Dear Highlander: There is a time and place for sensitivity.

an NJIT advice column

By David Korty | Senior Staff Writer Political correctness culture is a term thrown around in politics describing the “fragile” soul of Millenials. The delicate and sensitive ego of these victims seem to be the focal point when targeted by mainstream media. However, what defines sensitivity between individuals? Sensitivity is not an easy subject to define, nor is it worth diving into the argument about what can be considered politically correct in the highly controversial world we live in today. Perhaps sensitivity differs between people based on past experience or if it conflicts with their moral beliefs. For example, a person of Christian faith may be sensitive about discussing controversial topics regarding abortion or gay marriage. While this may seem like open discussion in a highly liberal community, it is still ignorant to abolish their beliefs and demand an answer from said example. Furthermore, let’s take into account a veteran from the Iraq War. In a conservative area, the topic of guns, war, and freedom may seem appropriate in any casual dinner talk. However, it is important to consider the possibility of PTSD affecting said individual as they may be quite sensitive to the topic. So where is the line drawn in this chaotic culture where we can have free and open discussion while also respecting the beliefs and opinions of other.

Should we even care about the feelings of others? Before one immediately dismisses this idea, take into account the opportunity of free speech. I do not mean free speech in the terms of having a Nazi rally in North Carolina, but the ability to have discussions that, while at the risk of being controversial, are crucial to the development and progress of human society. Colleges and Universities were built on the backbone of free speech. To allow guests, speakers, acclaimed professionals, as well as nobodies voice their own opinion on how they feel about the topics presented at hand breathes life through thought. Silencing those voices based on the sensitivity of how others may feel crumbles the foundation which colleges were once built upon. As we know, gun control is a topic that desperately needs to be discussed in Congress, yet, our President’s Press Secretary’s opinion on the subject claims to be, “there will certainly be a time for that policy discussion to take place, but that’s not the place that we’re in at this moment.” This quotation was taken days after the Las Vegas shooting massacre which seems to be a relevant time to discuss gun control reform. If said example does not spark the fire for discussion, then what will? Yes, the subject is highly sensitive to those whose lives were affected, but why wait around for the next

massacre? There is a time and a place for sensitivity to be taken into account, but when freedom, lives, and law reform is on the line, individuals must act in free and open discussion in order to come together on an agreeable solution. This is not the only example of sensitivity blockading the opportunity of free speech. Take UC Berkeley for example, which is considered one of the most liberal universities in America. Last year in the middle of September, conservative Ben Shapiro was scheduled to speak at an event hosted by the university. Thankfully no injuries occurred, although hundreds of protesters arrived on the scene which also eventually led to dozens of arrests of students for carrying banned weapons. While this idea may not have been thought out thoroughly, it is a shame that guest speakers are no longer welcome to certain universities based on their ideologies and viewpoints. Where does sensitivity breach the act of freedom of speech? The feelings and beliefs of others may be important to take into account when discussing certain controversial topics, but without discussion, we fall into a spiral of suppression.

Dear Highlander, I decided to get rid of my meal plan this semester, so I’m really glad that my place has a kitchen. I want to eat healthier, so my plan is to cook more of my own food so that I can control what I eat. Problem is, I really don’t know how to cook at all. Got any tips for a beginner? Just want to try avoiding setting my kitchen on fire. Sincerely, Make-Me-Like-Gordon Dear Make-Me-Like-Gordon, First of all, I commend your choice of chef to emulate, Gordon Ramsay which is great. If you want to start cooking, you need to get yourself the right tools for the job. Get yourself a chef’s knife (for large items) and a paring knife (for small items). Since you’ll need to cut, you’ll obviously need a cutting board. Make sure to wash this after every use, especially if you are cutting up meat or seafood. A vegetable peeler and tongs will also be helpful. Get yourself a sizable mixing bowl, a measuring cup (for liquid ingredients), a measuring set for dry ingredients, and measuring spoons. A colander will be very useful considering you’ll probably be making lots of pasta as a beginner. Make sure to get a spatula, a saucepan, and a frying pan; ideally the saucepan and frying pan should be non-stick, as this will make clean-up much easier for you. However, just in case, it is probably a good idea to get some non-stick cooking spray anyway. This may sound like a lot for initial purchases, but you’ll get a lot of use out of them. I’ll make some suggestions for simple things to cook for you to start out with; if you feel like you need to see demonstrations don’t worry, YouTube tutorials exist for all of these. Scrambled eggs are very simple; you just need to add eggs, butter, and milk to a bowl and beat it (you don’t need a fancy egg beater, whisking it with a fork works just as well). It’s up to you how much salt and pepper you want to add and whether you want to add onions and peppers. Once you put the mixture into your frying pan, cook it on low heat. As you see the egg starting to form curds around the edge of the pan, push these curds towards the center of the pan so the liquid parts can get cooked. Keep doing this and flipping the eggs until there is nothing runny left. Chili isn’t too bad to cook either. Add some oil to your saucepan and then some chopped onions and ground beef. Stir the mixture until the ground beef is browned and add canned tomatoes, black beans, a little bit of cumin and cayenne pepper, salt, and chili powder. Mix everything well. Add water to the pot and let it boil while mixing occasionally. You need to let the mixture boil until you can visibly see the chili getting thicker. The last recipe I will share with you is a tomato bisque recipe. Add olive oil and onions to your saucepan with some salt and stir for 5-ish minutes. Then add garlic and stir a bit more. Avoid browning the garlic. Add vegetable stock to the sauce and add a can of crushed tomatoes. Bring the pan to a simmer and wait for it to bubble. Add a little bit of cayenne, paprika, and salt. Add in some long-grain rice. Let it simmer for about 30 minutes so that everything becomes nice and soft. Let the mixture cool and then blend it. Once the texture is consistent and smooth, you can add it back to the saucepan and add some cream and mix. These are just some recipes to get you started, but honestly you can find easy tutorials for many different recipes on YouTube that will guide you through the cooking process. Don’t be afraid to experiment! Good luck! Sincerely, A Fellow Highlander





Students Don't Care About NJIT Week of January 23, 2018

By Rick "Daniel" Cruz | Senior Staff Writer

With enough time spent at NJIT, you are bound to find problems with it. There is always something the school is not doing right, whether it is broken chairs in Tiernan, food at GDS dining hall, or problems with professors and advisors; the list is endless. Just like the President or a member of Congress of the United States, here at NJIT we have a student equivalent known as the NJIT Student Senate, a group of students who volunteer their time and effort to tackle these issues and cause change. Every week the Student Senate tables in the Campus Center to get feedback from students on a wide range of issues such as policy initiatives, problems with faculty, event ideas, guest speakers, musical performers, and other means to improve the campus. Based on the turnout of student feedback surveys, however, less than 10% of undergraduate students are engaged in providing feedback to their elected representatives. While covering the Student Senate this semester, only one student showed up to any of the meetings since the semester started. When major representatives hosted their own feedback sessions for each major throughout the year, most had single digit turnouts with the largest major, engineering, having only a dozen students out of possible hundreds. Not a single freshman showed up to the freshman commuter rep meeting. NJIT has a Student Senate consisting of about fifty members, one student for each major and seven members on the executive board. Unbeknownst to much of the student population, the Senate has influence in shaping not just school policy such as the smoke free campus initiative or cutting back five minutes of class time so there is a total of ten minutes for students to get to class, but also has a hand in appropriating funds to improve the quality of campus life for students, having just approved about a quarter million dollars on furniture, plants, and other renovations out of the $712,815.00 budget of the Student Affairs Financial Review Board (SAFRB). While students voice their frustrations about general maintenance, academics, and certain professors, very few go to their representatives to voice these concerns when they DO in fact have the influence to make changes. Michael Tadros was the Public Relations Manager of the Senate, a senior in the Law, Technology and Culture major, and the strongest member of the Senate advocating for student inclusivity. He graduated last semester was very emphatic in his words with why he decided to join the Senate. “I joined SS because I care about my NJIT community and I hoped to make an impact on a place I have called home for the past 3

years. I pray that other students will follow in my footsteps and work to improve their NJIT home." When speaking with him about this lack of engagement he listed several reasons: the number of commuter students, STEM culture, and a lack of civics education. First and foremost, according to Tadros, 70% of the undergraduate student body are commuters. Since commuters already use up time in getting to school and back, plus having either work commitments or home commitments, they simply don't have the time to be engaged. This reason resonated strongly with Tarun

communication or work with a large team of people to create policy and events. This is not to say that social awkwardness is a definitive or inherent trait in all STEM students, albeit in a small number. It is important to note that there are students who DO provide their feedback on surveys and show up to major representative feedback sessions. There are also dozens of social clubs and several fraternities/sororities that provide networking opportunities and a chance for students to bond socially. This idea that the lack of civic engagement is due to the subjective nature of politics was concurred upon with Representative Aditya Patwardhan, a junior in medical informatics technology. " In science and technology, you have facts. If you get the facts wrong, you get everything wrong. Civics is based on personal decisions, people skills, what choices we make in life and how they affect us." Tadros shared an example of this lack of engagement with the 2nd floor Campus Center proposal. This proposal provided new furniture and other renovations. This involved the Student Affairs Committee and was several months in the making. At the time when the Senate was looking for student body feedback as to what should be put in, nobody voiced their opinion. Quite often it isn't until decisions have been made and actions implemented that students finally decide they should speak up and at that moment it is usually too late. This will probably happen again with oncampus smokers when, two months into the Fall of 2018, they get slammed with a $250 fine upon second offense for smoking too close to a building entrance and $500 for a third. If you don't make your voice heard by communicating with your representative to learn about policies or appropriations while they're being crafted, then it's too late for you to be heard after the fact. As Tadros said, “You won’t stay in your house if it's messy... you would probably clean it. Take your problems with NJIT and clean them up as well- the Senate is here for that. “

Why aren't students engaged in NJIT civics, yet have such strong opinions towards unwanted outcomes? Masimukku, a junior Biomedical Engineer major who is the Secretary of Global Brigades and just recently went from being a resident to a commuter. "The majority of the school being commuters is the number one reason[for lack of engagement], there's no contesting that. Residents have more opportunity to get involved. What makes it tough for commuters is that they have a life outside of school, they go to work or go home to their families." Tarun has little interaction with Senate as Secretary of Global Brigades because, aside from covering Global Brigade Chapter fees, he doesn't feel that they have much bearing on campus. Another Engineering Major who is a commuter, senior Collin Tierney, said that it's important for NJIT to consider how to get in better touch with commuters. "All the communication is done through e-mail and you get blasted with so many it's hard to tell what's spam and what is useful." Both Tarun and Collin were unaware of who their major representative was as well as the recent work done by the Senate in policy endorsement and campus improvements. With respect to the culture of STEM students, Tadros said that "NJIT students are not socially active BECAUSE of their major." In the three years that he has been on the Senate, he's observed very little student engagement. He asserted that socially gauche students have a tendency to pursue STEM majors. Being gauche, it's easier to find comfort and consensus in the objectivity of mathematics and science than it is to manifest the skills needed for effective

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Week of January 23, 2018

By Jonpierre Grajales | Senior Staff

Almost one year after release (and thirty years after the original), Zelda: Breath of the Wild continues break the mold by being a large open world game full of new adventures that both old and new gamers to the series would enjoy. The graphics are stunning and the soundtrack is beautiful.


Game Mechanics and Subtleties

The combat in the game is extremely fun and satisfying. It is more fluid compared to its predecessors and action can be found while traversing the land, allowing the world to feel alive. The action also motivates players to think of new strategies when fighting and unique ways to take down bosses, (not the stereotypical keep hitting them in the weak spot with your melee weapon). The weapons have different fighting styles and feeling of weight to them, which immerses the player further into the journey and more so in the moment.

The details and subtleties are what makes the game amazing. When using the glider and holding a torch in hand, the glider rises as you would expect it to in real life. Depending on the climate, holding an ice weapon in the desert provides some heat resistance for Link. Even standing on tables opens up new dialogue from NPCs. The sheer amount of options open to the player is only limited by their imagination and willingness to experiment. Many speed-runners (players who aim to complete any game as quickly as possible) use abilities in innovative ways to bypass large portions of the games’ dungeons. The ability to interact with almost everything in a multitude of fashion is what gives BoTW its charm.

Weapons Durability and Drawbacks Weapon durability was debated at first by many of the players, some said it was a buzzkill and that it did not reward players for being able to get strong weapons while others retorted that it balanced out the game in the long run. Although, I fell in the former camp at first, I quickly learned that it made for a more survival-esque adventure and provided a way for players to not just steamroll the game by getting stronger and stronger weapons with no repercussions. Many RPG games have a similar system to make sure players don’t get bored of the game. Skyrim scales the enemies to the character’s level and Borderlands puts level requirements to access better weapons. While some people still disagree and say durability is a bad feature in any action-packed game, BoTW handled the idea well.

Cons While the game has many great qualities, it is not flawless. It lacks some variety when it comes to enemies, terrains, and shrines. Variety is the lifeblood of open-world RPGs. New encounters and discoveries are what make the player want to keep playing, but BoTW (while having a bit of variety) does not have enough for the gigantic size of the map. While there should not be a new thing every ten feet, there should also not be the same thing for the next hundred or thousand.



The puzzles that the game provides are clever, and at points frustrating, but that does not deter the player from enjoying them. The various powers and items that Link learns and gathers can aid him during puzzles, (such as the ability to “freeze” objects in place). Like other games in the Zelda franchise, BoTW has many of the typical puzzles and some cool new ones too. One that really grabbed my attention was the way it implemented the Switch’s gyroscope in some of the shrine puzzles. Controlling and guiding a boulder was both one of the most fun and most stressful memories in the game. The use of the console’s features allows the game to stand out of the crowd and provides for the player, a stronger connection to the game.

Cooking is a very well-thought-out aspect of the game with various ingredients to collect and recipes to prepare. From Honey Fruits to Monster Cake to good old Hearty Steamed Meat, BoTW has many recipes that provide boosts to the player’s stats (damage output, speed, stamina, etc.) and replenish health. They interact with each other differently and can potentially create Dubious Food if the player is not careful with what they use. Even items that are not edible in reality, (like Flint, Topaz, and Amber), can be cooked into rocky meal. The game encourages players to cook and has recipes hanging on the walls at outposts for players to follow.


Overall, the game was superb and the love and care that was put into it shines through brilliantly throughout the whole journey. Although 2017 had many other great contenders for Game of the Year, Zelda: Breath of the Wild was leagues ahead of the competition and deserves the title. With that being said, it makes sense that it is currently the most sold game on the Nintendo Switch, with four million being purchased by old and new fans of the Zelda series. Hopefully, they had a blast with the game like I did.

"The game that took my breath away."



Week of January 23, 2018

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Week of January 23, 2018

Horoscopes PISCES




Group activities or get-togethers with friends may not go as well as usual today. You're feeling more reserved and perhaps preoccupied about a friend or romantic partner with whom you might be on the outs.

A touch of melancholy and moodiness might have you feeling distanced from your entourage and so you could throw yourself into solitary activities.

News of illness or employment problems on the part of someone you care about can have you feeling a bit down in the dumps today. A warm, loving letter or call from someone far away might cheer you.

The illness of a relative or neighbor might have you feeling downhearted today. The news is likely secondhand, so it might not be as bad as reported.





Information regarding spiritual or philosophical matters that may not be all that trustworthy may come your way. Don't take what you hear today at face value.

You feel romantic and sexy today, but you won't have the opportunity to do anything about it. You may be temporarily separated from the special someone in your life, or a potential romantic partner might not be available.

Overspending on luxury items might have you feeling the need to tighten your belt a little. This could make you feel downhearted. Don't blame yourself too much. We all do this from time to time.

Friends or groups could make excessive demands on your time today. As a generous and serviceoriented person, you tend to go along with what others want.





A separation from the special someone in your life, perhaps because of a minor disagreement, could have you feeling melancholy today.

Today you may extend an invitation to someone close to visit you in your home, but don't count on the person being able to make it. Something may come up.

Minor family problems might make you gloomy today. Perhaps a family member is away, or there may have been some petty squabbles in your household.

Though you're usually outgoing, today you might feel more shy and reserved, perhaps because of melancholy thoughts about love or friendship.


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Week of January 23, 2018

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Highlanders Rally Late, But Fall Short in 63-61 Loss By NJIT Athletics NEWARK, NJ—The NJIT Highlanders (9-11, 2-3 ASUN) rallied late, but fell short in a 63-61 loss to the Jacksonville Dolphins (10-12, 4-1 ASUN) on Saturday afternoon at the Wellness and Events Center (WEC) in Newark. The loss snaps a three-game winning streak for the Highlanders at the WEC. NJIT had chances to tie the game or take the lead in the final two minutes, but was unable to get over the hump. Trailing 61-59, Anthony Tarke missed a potential go-ahead three with 1:15 to go. A couple minutes earlier, Tarke drove through traffic and hit a layup with 3:05 left that tied the game at 59 apiece but Jacksonville's Jace Hogan quickly

answered with a jumper on the other end. A  Devin Harris  layup at the 8:25 mark of the second half opened up a double digit lead for the Dolphins at 55-45 before the Highlanders embarked on a 14-4 run capped by the aforementioned layup from Tarke that tied the game at 59. Freshman guard Zach Cooks had five points during the stretch for NJIT. Junior forward Abdul Lewis notched his fifth doubledouble of the season with a gamehigh 16 points and 13 rebounds for the Highlanders. The doubledouble for Lewis was his first since an 11-point, 10-rebound effort on Dec. 12 at Colgate. Lewis was joined in double figures by junior guard Diandre Wilson (11 points) and Tarke (10

points, nine rebounds). Cooks added seven off the bench for head coach Brian Kennedy's squad. Hogan paced Jacksonville with 12 points, while the trio of Cody Helgeland, Jalyn Hinton and JD Notae  came through with 10 points apiece. Harris contributed nine points, 11 rebounds and six assists. Tarke hit a free throw with 14:13 to play that tied the game at 38 apiece before Notae converted a layup on the other end to kickstart a 17-7 run for the Dolphins over the next five plus minutes. In a game that featured three of the ASUN's top five rebounders entering play, the Highlanders outrebounded the Dolphins by a 39-34 margin led by the 14 caroms from Lewis. Harris' 11 rebounds topped Jacksonville.

Jacksonville got off to a strong start in this one as a 17-7 run midway through the first half capped by a triple from Tanner Rubio made it a 25-15 game in favor of the visitors with 6:46 left in the opening stanza. Wilson and sophomore guard Shyquan Gibbs combined for 10 of NJIT's 12 points during an ensuing 12-0 run that gave the hosts a 27-25 advantage with 2:47 left in the first half. The Dolphins scored the final four points of the half and took a 29-27 edge into the locker room. The Highlanders hit the road to battle the Kennesaw St. Owls (514, 1-3 ASUN) on Wednesday night at the KSU Convocation Center. Opening tip is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on ESPN3.


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