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Week of April 24, 2018
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Testimony on Capitol Hill: Day 1 Is Your Data in Jeopardy? By Babatunde Ojo | Senior Staff Writer
Spanning two days and approximately nine hours of dialogue, Facebook’s Chief Executive Officer, Mark Zuckerberg, withstood questioning from United States government officials on the social media platform’s ability to secure its users’ privacy. Founded in 2004, Facebook has grown to be the one of the most widely used social networking platform to date with more than 2.2 billion active users monthly as of January of this year. On April 10, 2018, Zuckerberg testified in front of members of the Judiciary and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee. As Senator Charles Grassley said at the start of the hearing, “The issues we will consider range from data privacy and security to consumer protection…”. Many committee members questioned Zuckerberg on Facebook’s policy to protect its users after a stint during the 2016 presidential election campaign, resulting in over 80 million users’ information being scraped from the site by Aleksandr Kogan, a psychology professor at Cambridge University. Kogan developed a survey
application and partnered with Facebook for users to voluntarily participate in. However, unbeknownst to survey takers, theirs—and potentially their ‘friends’ on the platforms’— private information was secretly acquired. Kogan then sold the data collected from his application to Cambridge Analytica, a political data firm, that had ties with the Trump campaign. When pressed to answer how Facebook will protect its users’ privacy, Zuckerberg said, “… we’re now conducting a full investigation into every single app that had access to a large amount of information, before we locked down platforms to prevent developers from accessing this information around 2014.” According to Zuckerberg, Facebook’s policy in the past would check for patterns of how partnered applications have used their Application Programming Interfaces (API) and accessed information, along with paying close attention to what users have reported when using particular applications. To push the point that Facebook has is willing to do whatever it
takes to protect its users’ privacy, Zuckerberg said, “Going forward, we're going to take a more proactive position on this and do much more regular stock checks and other reviews of apps, as well as increasing the amount of audits that we do.” The dialogue between Zuckerberg and committee members was centered around clarifying what many users may or may not know about the terms of agreement signed when creating a Facebook account. The recurring point Zuckerberg made is about reassuring that users are “in control” of their data, meaning that they choose how much of their personal information to share with the on the social media platform. When asked a question he was unable to answer, usually referring to exact numbers or specific legislation, Zuckerberg would usually opt to respond by saying he and his team will respond to the committee after the testimony. As to when or if this information will be shared with the public is not yet known.
North and South Korea Set to Announce Official End to 60-Year-Old War
South Korea and North Korea may potentially end 60 years of historical tension and military standoff at their summit on April 27, 2018. The two countries signaled their willingness to de-escalate the situation when South Korea released an official statement early last week, on April 18, confirming that their President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un would discuss a potential peace treaty. This scheduled summit would be the third inter-Korean conference since the division of the peninsula in 1945.
By Victoria Nguyen | Web + Multimedia Editor
Pyongyang and Seoul have held a truce since 1953, three years after they originally went to war. In recent events, especially during the Obama Administration and now the recently-elected Trump Administration, tensions have accelerated. North Korea has continuously made world news with their tests of missiles and nuclear arms, and following the inauguration of President Moon, South Korea expressed their increasing willingness to negotiate terms with their northern neighbor. “We held in-depth discussions
LEGISLATIVE ACTION A proposed organization to advocate for the needs of public university students. See page 3.
on various ways of how to end hostilities and eventually establish a peace regime on the Korean Peninsula, how to address the North Korean concerns and how to ensure a bright future for the North if it makes the right choice,” stated Chung Eui-yong, South Korea’s national security adviser. Should this peace summit on April 27 between the two divided Korean states prove successful, there is a possibility that American President Donald Trump could negotiate peace terms with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in late
May or June. This monumental event will be the first meeting between two sitting leaders of the United States and North Korea. According to various sources, President Moon emphasized that North Korea’s denuclearization is the biggest priority to address and actively seeks to achieve peace between the two Koreas. "The complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula is the most urgent task that lies before us and a task we must complete peacefully," Moon publicly stated. Trump expressed his optimism of the scheduled peace talks between
Dr. SCHACHTER “Probably the most difficult question I’ve ever been [asked] involved projects on ‘how can we bring businesses into financing transportation projects?’" See page 6.
Moon and Un, on Twitter on April 20: “North Korea has agreed to suspend all Nuclear Tests and close up a major test site. This is very good news for North Korea and the World - big progress! Look forward to our Summit.” North Korea has previously demonstrated their interest in denuclearizing if the United States negotiates the terms of security guarantees that includes a peace treaty and the normalization of U.S.-North Korean relations.
NJIT ACTIVISM Anecdotal evidence coupled with personal experience has time and again suggested that NJIT students overall are not engaged in real-time politics. See page 6.
Week of April 24, 2018
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4/13/18 12:06AM Officer issued summons to a Montclair State University Student for an open container at 317 MLK Blvd. 12:55AM Officer issued a summons to an Essex County College Student for an open container at 317 MLK Blvd.
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10:52AM Resident Student who resides in Laurel Hall reported she was the victim of an internet scam and fraudulent employment scheme. She was scammed out of $2,150 dollars via a check sent to Smithfield Foods after completing an online employment application. 2:27PM A professor reported the theft of a laptop, bag and cable from his office on the third floor of the Mechanical Engineering Building. The value of the equipment was estimated to be $1,000.00.
4/18/18 11:35AM Officer arrested a non-affiliate at James and Boyden Streets for receiving Stolen Property when the vehicle she was driving was reported stolen. Four summonses were issued.
Week of April 24, 2018
Legislative Action, from Students to Senate
A proposed organization, potentially named The New Jersey Student Association, will advocate for legislations that best meet the needs of public university students. By Victoria Nguyen | Web + Multimedia Editor The Lobbying Committee of Student Senate here at NJIT is looking to bring about legislative change that will have a positive impact on the community. Representatives of NJIT met with representatives from neighboring in-state universities such as William Paterson University and Ramapo College, and held talks of coming together to form the New Jersey Student Association (NJSA), a coalition of such student lobbying committees who work to review and potentially protest or advocate for legislative bills regarding higher education. Currently, the NJIT Lobbying Committee is reviewing five bills (four of these bills are statebased, one is of federal level). Two of the state bills, Bill A316 and Bill A493 are centralized around tuition increases for New Jersey public colleges. Bill A316 is a bill circulating in the New Jersey Assembly that proposed “the prohibit[ion] of public in-state colleges from increasing resident undergraduate and graduate tuition and fees by more than 4% over the prior academic year.” Currently, the legislative piece is being sponsored by Assemblywoman Gabriela M. Mosquera of District 4 (Camden and Gloucester counties), Assemblywoman JoAnn Downey of District 11 (Monmouth County) Assemblywomen Nancy J. Pinkin of District 18 (Middlesex County), and Assemblyman Jay Webber of District 26 (Essex, Morris, and Passaic counties). This act, that caps tuition increases at 4%, will take immediate effect immediately, and perhaps retroactively for the 2017-2018 schoolyear. Unlike the aforementioned bill, Bill A493 affects only resident undergraduate students and prohibits tuition to increase by “more than the rise in Consum-
er Price Index” or 2%, whichever is less. This bill is currently being sponsored by Assemblywoman Mila M. Jasey of District 27 (Essex and Morris counties), Assemblyman Vincent Prieto of District 32 (Bergen and Hudson counties), Assemblyman Gary S. Schaer of District 36 (Bergen and Passaic counties), and Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle of District 37 (Bergen County). Following the date of enactment, the restrictions of this bill would take effect immediately and apply to upcoming academic year. Our own NJIT President Joel Bloom expressed his support of the new student lobbying initiative. Bloom has previously promised not to allow tuition and fees to increase by more than 3% and has so far only allowed the academic costs to go up to 2%. Along with reviewing higher education bills and potentially drafting their own, the Lobbying Committee will also be reviewing both the state and federal politicians’ work and voting record as it relates to similar bills. “This all means that our purpose in NJSA is not to protest or complain about these regulations but to adjust them to better address our reality as students,” says Naomi George, a fourth-year Law, Technology, and Culture (LTC) major who is a member of the lobbying initiative. “If bills are being passed to limit how many federal loans can be taken out for higher education in the future, we should see a cap placed on tuition.” Alisa Scivetti, a second-year fellow LTC major, who is also Vice Chair of the Committee echoed the same sentiment: “We are working towards being heard by government officials to influence policy and policy makers, advocate for legislature that secures the rights of the student,
working towards a better quality of education and a continuing goal of making higher education more affordable. We look forward to hearing from members within our NJIT community and creating a bridge between the college student and the politician.” The Lobbying Committee is an adhoc committee that is by definition, formed for a specific objective and dissolved after this academic school year under outgoing Student Senate President Mark Neubauer. However, incoming Student Senate President Kellan Kadakia has signaled that he will keep the committee instated during his term too. “Someone asked us at the NJSA meeting if our purpose was to inform fellow students of what we think [of ] our government,” continued Naomi George. “And I said that it's actually the other way around; our purpose is to inform our representatives of how we would be affected. This is all going to be done with the American spirit of negotiation .”
Senate members from neighboring schools met on April 14 to discuss pending state legislations. PHOTO: Rick Cruz
Current New Jersey schools involved in the Student Association Discussions New jersey Institute of Technology Willilam Patterson University The College of New Jersey Ramapo College
Prospective Members Kean University Rutgers - Newark Rutgers - New Brunswick New Jersey City University
New Printing Policy Expected to Launch by Fall 2018 By Siri Uppuluri | Senior Staff Writer Nearly 3.3 billion pages are printed per year by the three printers located in NJIT’s Van Houten Library, one of five public areas where students can print on campus. The other locations are the Littman Library, Student Mall, Learning Center, and Guttenberg Information Technologies Center (GITC), whose print volumes range between about 100,000 to 400,000 pages per year. NJIT’s incredibly high printing volume can be explained by its unique policy of unlimited printing offered to students. Most universities, including neighboring Rutgers University - Newark, implement a quota or credit system. NJIT now seeks to shift its unlimited printing policy towards a quota system to ensure the availability and reliability of printing services for students, while curbing the abuse currently seen. As explained by Mr. Blake Haggerty, NJIT Executive Director for the Department of Digital Learning and Support,
“For the fall of 2017, almost 8,000 students printed at least one page from the public computing labs, but one student alone printed nearly 8,000 pages.” Although the abuse of printing services is limited to a minority of students, their effect on the total print volume is staggering. For example, the top ten students who printed the most totaled 56,781 pages in the fall semester. Moreover, 13 students printed more than 4000 pages, 34 students printed more than 3000 pages, and 106 students printed more than 2000 pages. However, when compared to the total number of students who printed material in the fall 2017 semester, only 1% of students printed greater than 2000 pages. Furthermore, only 6% of students printed over 1000 pages. In fact, if the extreme outliers are removed, the average number of pages printed per semester per student
is only 300 pages. Therefore, NJIT Information Services and Technology (IST) is seeking to change the printer policy, eliminating unlimited printing in favor of a quota system that will satisfy the printing needs of most students while minimizing abuse of printing privileges. In addition to curbing printing abuse to promote higher printer reliability and durability, the quota system is being considered to expand student access to color printers. While black and white printing is available in all the public computing labs, color printing is extremely limited, and students have expressed desire for more color printing options. Under the current unlimited printing policy, Mr. Haggerty notes, “Color printing tends to be 8 to 10 times as expensive. If cost is not an option, most students will print everything in color. We cannot introduce color [printing] without a way to keep
the costs from increasing tenfold.” Establishing a quota system would expand student access to color printing without skyrocketing costs, as color printing would require a greater number of credits than black and white printing. For example, under the quota system, students would begin the semester with ‘x’ credits. Credits could be applied toward black and white or color printing. For example, while a black and white page would cost one credit, a color page would cost more credits, although the exact number is yet to be determined. IST has reached out to Student Senate for feedback to help establish the starting number of credits students would receive. The goal of the quota system, as stressed by both IST and Student Senate, is to set a quota that meets the needs of the majority of students. Possible quota limits that are being considered range from 1000 to 2000 credits per student
per semester. A 1000 credit quota would meet the printing needs of 94% of students, while a 1500 credit quota and a 2000 credit quota would meet the printing needs of 97% and 99% of students, respectively. Therefore, the shift in printing policy toward a quota system is not intended to serve as an obstacle to the printing needs of most students. An official plan has yet to be confirmed, and Student Senate is in the process of acquiring student input prior to the policy changes expected rollout in Fall 2018. Student Senate’s Vice President of Student Affairs, Yasmine Elfarra, expects students will receive a survey through email this semester, or a public office hour survey at the beginning of next semester, requesting students’ input.
Week of April 24, 2018
Photos By Carmel Rafalowsky, Spencer Asral, & Marwa Moustafa
Students displayed their hard work and research at the annual research showcase in the Campus Center Gallery.
Littman Library Concert
Students gathered Tuesday evening for a cultural delight in the Barbara and Leonard Littman Library as the Vramensco Quartet performed pieces by Felix Mendelssohn and Franz Joseph Hadyn.
Week of April 24, 2018
Art Show & Pizza Party
Art Club Show
Snapshots A rare occurence of two art exhibits in one week! Hosted by Residence Life, students were treated to a pizza party last Tuesday along with art-work displays and music. Next, the newly formed Art club of NJIT held a debut art show announcing their presence and giving a glimpse of what is to come in the upcoming academic year.
Week of April 24, 2018
Minutes with HINDY L. SCHACHTER Professor of Management and Leisure Time Cyclist
By Akinlolu Aguda | Executive Editor Dr. Schachter is a professor and active researcher at the Martin Tuchman School of Management. She conducts research in public administration, organizational diversity and management history. Her research work also explores interest in bringing new voices and groups into organizations. A long-time resident of New York City, Schachter describes her home city as “the perfect place to live”. “What I like about Manhattan,” she says, “is that there are so many different things you can do: you can go to the opera, you can go to the museums, there is Central Park... I don’t know what you can’t do in Manhattan,” she said. Two of her favorite spots to visit are the Metropolitan Opera and Central Park. “It’s a multifaceted destination,” she said about the park. “Sometimes in the morning, I’ll ask myself, ‘should I run [...] or should I cycle in the park?’ That’s a nice kind of problem to have." When not riding in the park, Schachter takes her bike on a Metro North train and cycles up to Westchester or Garrison, New
York. “You can go up the mountain. There’s all sorts of fabulous bike routes around [there],” she said. As an undergraduate, Schachter attended Brooklyn College for a degree in English. At the time, she was looking towards a career in teaching people to read. “I loved to read,” she said, “I thought I would spend my life teaching other people to read, but as I progressed, I saw that my real interest was in organizations—not so much in books, but in organizations.” This realization came after taking a class with Professor David Abbott, who was a researcher in the field. Schachter explained: “He was teaching behavioral political science where he was articulating numerical means of learning about politics.” She continued, “I thought that was fascinating and that helped to bring me over to a sense that I cared more about learning about the public sphere. [However], in my most recent years, I’ve moved away from what's now called positive history search to thinking that—with
statistical research, you can really learn all there is to know about people and institutions, and I've become more interested in using what are called Post-Positivist Historical methodologies like feminist theory and reflexive historical methodologies to analyze organizational trajectories.” Schachter recently collaborated with the New Jersey Department of Transportation on several projects to solve diversity problems regarding bringing women to the executive ranks of transportation and into highway construction. “Probably the most difficult question I’ve ever been [asked] involved projects on ‘how can we bring businesses into financing transportation projects?’” she said. “When you look at public agencies like NJDOT, bringing business of itself gives you diversity, so that is very much a managing diversity issue.” When asked about her favorite classes to teach, Schachter said she liked teaching organizational behavior and management diversity. This semester, she is teaching
two organizational behavior classes: one at the undergraduate level and the other at the graduate level. When asked what piece of advice she has for young students, Schachter answered, “Be bold. Look at new things— don’t say ‘I can only do these things’, do things that you think you might not be able to do. If you don't try, you're never going to be able to do them!”
“... do things that you think you might not be able to do. If you don't try, you're never going to be able to do them!” - Professor Schachter
Food for Thought ...
NJIT: Political Bubble or Pure Apathy? By Nicole Cheney | Contributor College is often stereotyped as a magical, liberal fairytale land in which all conservative ideas go to die. There is some merit to this concept, though not quite as extreme as those on the left would hope or those on the right would fear. According to Pew Research Center, there is a correlation between increasing level of education and liberalism; in a 2015 study, 54% of individuals with postgraduate education identified as “consistently liberal” or “mostly liberal,” compared to 14% who identified as “consistently conservative” or “mostly conservative.” The trend reverses as level of education decreases. For those with a college degree, 44% identified as liberal, but for those with only a high school education or less, only 26% identified as liberal. Do students fit the same trend at NJIT? To study this, we’d have to identify some degree of political activism on campus. If you look close enough, you’ll find a few student organizations that
focus on or dabble in politics, but by and large, it seems that only a minority of students actively care about political engagement. What explains this phenomenon? One might think the overwhelming commuter culture plays a role in the lack of engagement on-campus. Over 80% of students enrolled at NJIT commute, so perhaps it isn’t as easy to get involved. But if we look across the street to Rutgers, we see similar proportions of commuters, yet significantly more political involvement, particularly when measured in terms of student organizations and events. Last February, I and several other NJIT students attended a rally held at Rutgers Newark protesting President Trump’s colloquially named “Muslim ban”. The event attracted speakers from around the local community, as well as a visit from then-gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy. This past March, Rutgers held another rally, this time in favor of passing
a clean Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act. A crowd of almost 200 marched from the Paul Robeson Campus Center to protest outside the regional offices of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE). I have yet to see the same level of engagement on our own campus, organized by our own students. There exists a special kind of hopelessness when you’re the only student in the room who is politically aware. Anecdotal evidence coupled with personal experience has time and again suggested that NJIT students overall are not engaged in real-time politics. Such news can directly affect students yet somehow largely goes unnoticed on this campus. The original prompt I chose to write about was “Has being a student at NJIT changed your political views?” My response to that is “How could it?”
“...There exists a special kind of hopelessness when you’re the only student in the room who is politically aware.”"
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Week of April 24, 2018
On-Campus Opinion Not quite “Humans of NJIT.”
What do you do to destress before finals? By Marwa Moustafa | Senior Staff Writer
Mechanical Engineering | Third Year
Chemical Engineering | Fourth Year "I hang out with my friends anywhere on campus. We just eat, get some coffee."
"I typically a lot of Netflix, Hulu, streaming; typically stressful shows, like Bates Motel. I like to get worked up over something else besides finals."
Computer Engineering | Third Year "I study. Then I know more stuff and I don't have to worry anymore."
Mechanical Engineering | Fourth Year "I like to work out. I just focus on that and it takes my mind off finals."
Left, Right & Middle Student Senate Elections: Are They a Popularity Contest? By Babatunde Ojo | Senior Staff Writer
By Akinlolu Aguda | Executive Editor
By Adrian Wong |Senior Staff Writer
t should not be surprising whether or not the student senate elections are a popularity contest at NJIT. Candidates who are more popular than their opponents tend to be more competitive in election decisions. This does not necessarily make any election a popularity contest. If the senate elections really were a popularity contest, more people would be running for positions and more students would be engaged in the voting process, unlike the past elections is not the case, however. The newly elected positions were barely contested. Of the seven major senate executive board positions available for election, only two, the Senate President and the Senate Secretary, were contested by more than one candidate. Of the more than 40 senator positions available for contest, only about 18 had interested candidates, of which the Junior Class President was the only one with several students vying for the position. For the most part, it may be true that the apathy of NJIT’s student body makes it such that elections are left to be decided by friends of candidates. Even more, when results come down to scraping out votes from the minute proportion of students actually interested in voting, the elections can be agreed to be a popularity contest amongst students. In the larger picture however, I do not think that it is appropriate for the student senate elections to be called a popularity contest when the student senate itself is not an organization loved and appreciated by the student body.
es, Yes, the elections for Student Senate are a popularity contest. Recently, the current Senate held a debate for the candidates for all positions. There was a public forum where students could ask candidates questions. The number one most-liked question was “GDS after this?” On top of this, the Senate President had to take down a live stream of the questions since people were posting inappropriate remarks. This did not even matter since the only people who attended the debate were the people running for office and members of the Vector, NJIT’s student newspaper, who were present to cover it. Given the amount of money and power given to the President, it would certainly be better if we had a student body who was least aware of the candidates’ platforms. Unfortunately, the fact is that students do not care enough about the election to make an informed decision. Instead, they vote if their friend is running and otherwise ignore the elections.
he Student Senate elections should be the time for the NJIT community to come together and choose who should control the budget that they – the students – pay for. The Student Senate can really change the campus for the better through hosting events, interior and exterior renovations, or changing school rules. For some time now the Student Senate has been doing an okay job. They have extended the time students have between class to class and a few other things. Unfortunately, there is still so much more that could have been done. Students are unsatisfied with how the senate has been run. During this election practically everyone ran un-opposed and it seemed like a popularity contest among Honors students and those who are a part of the senate; but do not really participate in improving the campus. Student Senate elections should involve people who are interested in making the school experience more enjoyable for the students and that requires a lot of work, work that the current senators have not accomplished. I do not feel confident in the upcoming senators, and wish they would surprise me by actually doing their job as if they care. Otherwise, they are getting paid via stipends to chill in an office pretending to do work. I do not feel confident in the upcoming senators, and wish they would surprise me by actually doing their job as if they care. Otherwise, they are getting paid via stipends to chill in an office pretending to do work.
Week of April 24, 2018
Activity of the Week: Crossword Tweet @TheNJITVector a photo of your completed crossword puzzle (only if you can solve it, though)! Crossword credited to onlinecrosswords.net
Answers to last week's crossword!
Down 1. Concerned one 2. Identical 3. Carnival attractions 4. Lower limb 5. Oppressive 6. Small hound 7. Bassoon's relative 8. ____ Baba 9. Blabbermouth 10. Wheat by-product 11. Which person? 12. Midwest state 13. Tousle 22. Taxing agcy. 24. Letterman's rival 26. Pollute 27. River sediment 29. Police actions 30. Party 31. Over 32. Hive dwellers 33. Tick's kin 34. Tehran's country 35. Short message 37. Indian boat 39. Bursting forth 40. Gave temporarily
Across 1. Monte ____ 6. Watercraft 10. Dog paddle 14. Foreign 15. Ready, willing, and ____ 16. Commandment start 17. Blue ____ Mountains 18. Earth 19. Aisles 20. Squeak by 21. Go up 23. Andean animals 25. Make like new 27. Hearty soup 28. Vienna native 30. Chat 33. Short skirts 36. Allot 38. Treat pleats 39. Upper crust 41. Burn balm 42. Ragged 44. Ginger cookies 45. Compass reading (abbr.) 46. Encounters (2 wds.) 49. Attentive 50. Professions 54. Firstborn 57. Tobacco holder 58. High's opposite 59. Before long 60. Doing nothing 62. Mistreat 64. Final 65. Negatives 66. Newspapers and TV, e.g. 67. Lyric poems 68. Small pest 69. Express scorn
43. Distinct times 44. Brooks 47. Coldest 48. Siesta 49. Sublets 51. Avoid capture 52. Comic ____ O'Donnell 53. Curse 54. Capital of Norway 55. Burden 56. Medicine portion 57. Petition 61. ____ Quixote 63. London's Big ____
Week of April 24, 2018
Horoscopes Horoscopes credited to @poetatrologers on Twitter
Travel has swallowed your thoughts, even if you have no plans to go anywhere for a long time. Maybe you will go somewhere though, with an old friend or true love. If you don’t own a cat, go make friends with two. If you have one, this week say thank you.
It would be pointless to tell you to stop working because the job isn’t done quite yet. Still, you know how to do a complete relax when it’s over. So, there’s that to look forward to. Also, if you aren’t already, you will be in love soon.
When you do things you move fast, but steady. You have passion but you aren’t reckless. Except of course when it comes to love. This week will test you. Don’t be scared. Being fearless is one of your greatest strengths.
This week it has felt like things have been getting better. They will continue to do so. The people who give you love want to give you more. You should expect a message or two from a new crush. Be open. It will be nice to let someone else take the lead.
f you think about it the last few months have actually been quite difficult. You are so strong and welltrained to calmly keep going. But now is a good time to realize how much you have been through. Don’t worry there are great times ahead.
The end of last week was very good for planting some seeds for a solid career path. But it will take many months to get there. So many people love you the weirder you let yourself be. A lot of money is coming your way.
This week you will start to think about how you really feel. You don’t feel just one thing. Or sometimes lately you feel anger, which is really not your favorite emotion. Sit with it for a day. Then let it go.
ou’ve been committed lately to staying uncommitted. Or isn’t that your usual uncomfortable commitment. It’s delightful really when the loving people see how loyal you are. Keep doing what you’re doing. You’re awesome.
You’ve done a good job so far of not keeping up your old obsessions, but those same ideas about love come creeping back again and again. The truth is you are wise and powerful. Lead with that the next time you get caught in a new/old spiral.
Even if you’ve been going out a lot you’ve been hiding a good bit, too. For you, it’s not about being friendly or laughing—it’s who you show your heart to. You’ve kept that hidden, even from the people who love you, for so long. This week you will shine.
It’s hard to endure people who don’t get it like you do. There are many people around you who would be so happy to distract you from what you have to do. Take your own lead. You know all the good things in store if you believe in them.
You met someone a while ago who will come into your life again suddenly. It will be exciting and disappointing at the same time. But the disappointment won’t last long. You say you don’t like change, but you love change. Go with it.
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