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Who Can Use The Makerspace?

By Babatunde Ojo | Managing Editor With a budget of approximately 11.5 million dollars, the NJIT Makerspace continues to make progress in renovating the facility for student use. Despite opening its doors to the public last December 2017, the Makerspace is still under construction. NJIT President, Joel S. Bloom, claims that makerspaces offer significant educational, research, and economic development tools with NJIT’s being the largest in the State of New Jersey. The State of New Jersey had a hand in funding the project in July of 2017, for 10

million dollars with 1.5 million paid out of pocket by NJIT. Despite being an opportunity to offer workspace and equipment to outside entities, the Makerspace belongs to the NJIT community and its students. Daniel Barteris, Director of Experiential Learning, said that the long-term goal was for “students to be here on their own, working on their projects.” In order for the facility to seamlessly function, there needs to be professors overseeing students beyond the traditional class setting. This would require hiring new university staff

Apple Pays Taxes, Trump Takes Credit By Daniil Ivanov | Senior Staff Writer

24% increase in jobs and opening a second headquarters." THIS WEEK:

Apple Inc. recently revealed investment plans for the upcoming years, and in those plans, the company states that it will be paying 38 billion dollars in taxes to the U.S. government for bringing in its foreign revenue. The tech giant, with the most offshore holdings of any U.S. corporation, estimates 350 billion dollars of economic impact within the country over the next five years, such as a 24% increase in jobs and

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members as well as the students being briefed on lab safety, though there is not a definitive action put into place now. Select student organizations such as Baja racing and senior capstones are actively using the space to further their research, but other students are looking forward to what else the Makerspace has to offer. Vidhiben Shah, a third year Bio-Medical Engineering major said, “It’ll be good for your resume when you say that you can use such equipment.” Vidhiben says she would be interested in seeing biomedical machinery that befits

the needs of medical research fields. Not all NJIT students are as excited about the Makerspace as others. Sarah Garcon, a third year Mechanical Engineering major, said, “I think the money could have gone to more useful things like the equipment we use in the labs and other things we use from day to day. Some equipment hasn’t been updated/changed in years.” Ibrahim Oshun, a fourth year Chemical Engineering major, says that with or without the recent campus innovations, “work is

still work” and that incoming freshman and those who follow may have an easier time. When asked what the Marketspace would prioritize, between students and outside corporate interests, Barteris said, “We don’t want outside corporations to take priority over students.” The grand opening of the NJIT Makerspace is planned to take place in the Fall 2018 semester, but the date is tentative.

opening a second headquarter. The Trump administration takes credit for Apple’s decision to bring its profits back to America. Last December, President Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, which benefited businesses with a corporate tax reduction from 35% to 20%, a full deduction of profits collected as dividends from shares owned in overseas companies, and—concerning Apple—a 15.5% tax rate on liquid assets and 8% tax rate on nonliquid assets that are brought back into the United States. This means that all of the revenue that Apple has been storing overseas will be coming back at a rate of 15.5%, a process known as repatriation, while any future profit that it brings in will be taxed at 20%. Compare this with last year’s rate of 35%, and it becomes evident why companies are taking advantage of the new tax plans.

President Trump has been satisfied with the results of the new tax plan that was based upon his campaign promises, retweeting a report that Starbucks Corporation will be raising employee wages and tweeting out, “I promised that my policies would allow companies like Apple to bring massive amounts of money back

although the incentives for repatriation do bring the income back into America, there is no guarantee that this money is going to be added onto U.S. investments and not going to be redistributed to shareholders or executives. They could also cushion the blow with slight increases in already planned expenditure and market it as a huge increase in spending. Thus, the tax break could just as well result in a one time spike in tax revenue from the 2.6 trillion dollars of overseas holdings that American companies have—all at a fraction of what they would have had to pay in order to use that profit in the United States. Alphabet (formerly Google) and Microsoft are the next giants to look out for as companies bring their international holdings back into the United States.

“The tech giant, with the most offshore holdings of any U.S. corporation, estimates 350 billion dollars of economic impact within the country over the next five years" to the United States. Great to see Apple follow through as a result of TAX CUTS. Huge win for American workers and the USA!” Critics, however, argue that

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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: business-manager@njitvector.com ADVISORS

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Operational Advisor Anthony LaViscount Faculty Advisor Miriam Ascarelli EXECUTIVE BOARD eboard@njitvector.com Editor-in-Chief Prasanna Tati editor-in-chief@njitvector.com Executive Editor Steve Arciniega Castro executive-editor@njitvector.com Managing Editor Babatunde Ojo managing-editor@njitvector.com Business Manager Shravanthi Budhi business-manager@njitvector. com Web and Multimedia Editor Cassidy Lavine multimedia-editor@njitvector. com Photography Editor Regee Lozada photography-editor@njitvector. com SENIOR STAFF Copy Editors Akinlolu Aguda Karen Ayoub Colin Bayne Shuhrah Chowdhury Katrina David Nanditha Lakshmanan Amisha Naik Scott Rogust

By Yasmine Ibrahim| Senior Staff Writer Circle K is one of the recent clubs established here on the NJIT campus. The club’s main goal is to promote leadership in its members and to help the local communities by volunteering at many community service events. Circle K International (CKI) is an international organization that is a service program that focuses mainly on leadership, service, and fellowship. It was founded in 1936 by Jay N. Emerson at Washington State College. CKI is also considered a part of Kiwanis International. The Circle K Initiative’s pledge is: "I pledge to uphold the Objects of Circle K International, to foster compassion and goodwill toward others through service and leadership, to develop my abilities and the abilities of all

people, and to dedicate myself to the realization of mankind’s potential." At NJIT, Circle K is involved within the community and is growing by time. Its events are centered around the goal of the Circle K initiatives of leadership and service. The club does not only focus on having its members involved in serving in community events, but also tries to engage and attract all NJIT students. In almost all their events, any student can sign up to volunteer with them. And this is also a good way to get a sense

of the club and decide whether to join or not. Members of Circle K volunteered at the Branch Brook Park Cleanup within the Jersey Cares organization last December and helped in restoring the usual beauty of the well known park. Members helped remove the weeds from several spots in the park and enjoyed the nice view of their hard work. Another great aspect that the club was a part of is their Clothing Drive. They helped collect donations from people all around campus in order to send

"Being involved in Circle K is a great way to build leadership skills and serve communities in need."

such necessities to areas of need. The club members worked hard and managed to have a donation box in almost every building and residence hall on campus. Other events also include Liberty State Park Cleanup, Letters to Santa during the holiday season, Care Packages, Six Cents Initiatives, and last, but not least Brown Bag Messages. Circle K is a great chance to build leadership skills and play a major role in serving communities and those in need. It is greatly encouraged to look up organizations like this as they help individuals to grow and also to improve the community. As usual, new members are always welcome to join!

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1/19/18 12:00AM Officer issued a summons to an NJIT Student at 261 MLK Blvd. for an Open Container. 12:17AM Officer issued a summons to a non-college affiliate at 261 MLK Blvd. for an Open Container. 12:22AM Officers arrested a nonaffiliate for Underage Drinking in front of 265 MLK. Blvd.

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2:20AM Officers arrested a nonaffiliate on Norfolk and Warren Streets for Theft from Auto and Open Warrants out of Kearny and Newark.

1/25/18 11:19AM Officers arrested a nonaffiliate in the NJIT Bookstore for an Open Warrant out of Kearny.


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Week of January 30, 2018

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With

Christina Pascucci

By Ujjwala Rai | Senior Staff Writer &

By Akinlolu Aguda | Copy Editor

Q: Where was your undergrad education, and what was your major?

Going to the library on the weekends really worked out because,

itiatives for the year, and then come August, I get the job offer,

it was a very focused time in a non-distracting place, sometimes,

and I’m like "Oh. ok. I’m going to miss all of you kind of thing" and

D: I went to Stockton College, which is now Stockton Universi-

we would even not bring our personal device so that wouldn't

they were very happy for me and very supportive, and it’s great

ty. and I double-majored in Communication Studies and Political

take over our lives when we were there. So, I had a very good

because a lot of them are involved in other organizations. I feel

Science and minored in Business. Stockton is in south Jersey. It’s

balance, because, I did a lot of everything--but I graduated with a

like the biggest challenge was trying to change jobs and then

in the town of Pomona in Galloway Township, NJ, which is near

banging GPA, not going to lie.

move at the same time, because with this position, I’m no longer

Atlantic City--to give you a frame of reference.

Q: We heard that you were a very actively involved student in your student days. What did you do exactly?

Q: You’re now the associate director of student life. How did you get here and what was your journey like?

an on-campus personnel--but my husband was a rock, and just like awesome during that, because some days, when I first started, like a week or two, I was coming to work during the day and needing to sleep at night, and he was all night, still moving our

D: Well, as I mentioned, I was an RA and a highly involved stu-

stuff from our apartment to our new apartment, so I feel like he

D: I was a very active student. The first thing I would say I got

dent in undergrad, and I was very lucky to have some very good

was the most instrumental person in the whole process, just be-

involved with was becoming an RA--and I applied for it during

mentors, and I think I was basically about to graduate college and

ing able to be such a partner in life. And then starting here was so

my first year and then got the job offer and then started with my

I really liked what I studied but really did not feel like I was going

easy because, I've left a bunch of great people in residence life as

training in August. From there, I struggled a little in my first year;

to go into those fields per se. I ended up liking essentially what

colleagues, but I gained another great group of people, so--and

I wanted to be involved, I wanted to be my hall council represent-

I was doing in the extracurricular side/student employment

just from September on, I’ve just been spinning, "bam, bam, go-

ative, but I didn’t get the position, and I also didn’t know that you

sense… you know it’s almost like, the hobby becomes your job

go-go , idea, idea, let’s do it, let’s go.”

did not need the position to go to the meetings. The following

kind of thing. But like I said, I had good mentors, and ended up

year, I ran for student senate, and I was also an admissions am-

going to grad school, and doing a position, similar to what I did

bassador I worked in our career center, which here, it’s career

here in Residence Life and was a graduate hall director, and then

Q: You organize a lot of events on campus, what is your personal favorite?

development services (CDS), and I was called a peer career

I did some event planning for a small company in between grad

D: Well, some events, yes, I organize some events. I co-organize

educator, and I came up with really hilariously innovative ideas

school and then coming here. And then here, I was very happy to

with others, and some, I help the students. You know, it’s a matter

for getting students involved with our office, including having this

get hired with residence life here, with a great staff, and working

of helping them build their events and their event planning skills-

hot dog type cart that we rolled places. I would do a resume on

with RAs again, and doing all the events, and then, when this job

-it's so hard, like they have had so many events just in my time, in

the go, kind of fly by resume critiquing which was pretty funny. So

opportunity became open, I did not really hesitate to apply, be-

general, and in res-life we did so many fun things. This year, I feel

yeah, I was involved with student senate for three years, and was

cause, it’s very much so aligned with what I’m passionate about,

like my favorite event is yet to come, because I’m so pumped for

an ambassador, RA, had jobs on campus, and few other clubs,

what I studied in graduate school, which is organization leader-

civic con, which is a conference we are doing in March--Satur-

different committees and all.

ship, and what I loved--about working with students, and advis-

day, March 3rd, plug that event, it’s going to be a great—person-

ing them, and helping them develop into leaders, so it all seemed

al, leadership, everything development opportunity for students

like a perfect trajectory.

and it’s going to be really great! Last year, we had a snow day, I

Q: How did you balance your life with your co-curricular and your academics? D: Well, ultimately, I tried to use my time well. My student job, I

Q: What year did you come to NJIT?

worked 20 hours a week in the office, but when students weren’t

D: I started in March of 2014. So, this March, I would be hitting

coming in for resume and cover letter critiquing, I would sit there and do some homework, as long as I was answering the phone

my fourth anniversary of being here.

think in February, and in Cypress/Redwood. We did a Celebrating the Decades with different toys from different decades, and we all dressed up from a different decade. I wore an awesome blonde afro and wore really bright colors and it was so much fun. There were so many layers to it because you could go around

ble good use of my time... and then, in the evenings, I would try

Q: How has your transition been from Residence Life to associate director of Student Life? That concludes our 20 minutes. Thank You very much for your time

not to do too much, I tried to do a lot of it during the day because

D: It was pretty good. Both departments were very helpful in

we had RA programs, duties and office hours. So, on any given

trying to make it as easy for me as possible. I very much also

day, I was doing one or more of them. On the weekends, my best

miss everyone at residence life, and okay, I get to see them and

friend in college, Sarah, and I, we went to the library every Satur-

everything… I see all of my colleagues from my previous depart-

day, and most Sundays too. We would wake up before everyone

ment all the time but I did very much also miss--I was sad to leave

else and have our laundry done by like 11, and then catch brunch

my RA staff in September when I started this position because I

The full interview with Christina A. Pascucci. can be found on

when it opened, and then go to the library, spend between

had, you know, gone through the process of hiring them, select-

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brunch and dinner there, and then we'd usually go off-campus

ing them, and placing them into their halls, and with their co-RAs,

and concision.

for dinner, just so we did not have to be on campus all week long.

and developing what they’re going to do for the programming in-

and I was answering student emails and stuff like that. I would bring work to do while I was there, so I actually got a lot done while at work, which was pretty convenient-- to be making dou-

and read different trivia about the different decades, you could take pictures, people came dressed up, and it was cool because nobody was in class that day, because it was so snowy out and everything, so we had a great turn out, we had funky foods, and it was just really fun!

That concludes our 20 minutes. Thank You very much for your time


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Features

Week of January 30, 2018

Bear Markets

How Low Can You Go?

By Ralph Legge | Staff Writer

Dealing with the Flu this Season By Marzia Choudhury | Copy Editor

The price of Bitcoin and other altcoins have fallen, should you sell? What is a bear market and what does a bear market mean for the cryptocurrencies? January saw significant drops in Bitcoin following its downward fall from its all-time high in December of 2017. The recent all time high around $20,000 on December 17 was followed by a pullback running down to a price around $9600. Because of that price run and the current low volume in the market, we can safely assert that we are currently in a bear market. Bear markets, as described on Investopedia.com, have falling prices and pessimism directed towards the market. The opposite of a bear market is a bull market. The reason the terms, “bear” and “bull,” are used is because a bear attacks in a downward swipe as opposed to the bull which thrusts its horns upwards.

Cryptocurrencies in a bear market is not an unfortunate event. Most long-term investors would consider a bear market and a drop in prices to be a sale. Many investors in crypto wait for the bear markets to buy more. A mantra that the most profitable usually follow, “Buy Low Sell High,” refers to the prices of what they are holding and that they always buy on the lower dip in price. This is not the first time we have seen Bitcoin in a bear market and it won’t be the last. These changes from a bull market to a bear market are natural and expected. December 2013 brought an alltime high of about $1100 from its average price around $130. This too was bet with FUD (Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt) and a large movement downward. This trend continued to a price of around $200 in April of 2015,

before it started back on an upward trend. After every all-time high you will see a drop in price as people take profits. If the volume and demand stays high, so will the price. As we see Bitcoin rise and fall, it is important to understand the dangers of investing in anything, not just Bitcoin, and that it is always a good idea to look at the larger picture when determining buy and sell prices. A current low might be a support level and mean a rise in price to come. Or without support, the price can continue to fall. For some, bear markets bring a cloak of despair. Others who seek to benefit from the natural rise that often follow, see this lower price of Bitcoin and other altcoins as a bargain. Whatever your view is, always remember to do your research and to consider the bigger picture!

Signal vs Wickr

Is Your Privacy In Safe Hands? By Jonpierre Grajales | Senior Staff Writer There has been a recent trend for privacy focused apps on the market. Snapchat, for example, is an app that can send pictures or videos that “self-destruct” after a certain period of time and will notify the sender if the media was screenshotted. The self-destruct feature is one of the most prevalent in many applications that deal with privacy and instant communication, be it an optional or mandatory feature. Wickr and Signal are two popular apps of the kind with growing audiences. Both are direct competitors each advertising fast, secure, fully encrypted messaging for users. Signal was created after two other security apps, one for calling, RedPhone, and the other for texting, TextSecure, merged in November 2015. Signal enables users to make video and voice calls to users on different devices. All calls, including international, use Wifi or data and are free to make. The application also allows users to send text, voice notes, pictures, GIFs, and files and supports group messaging on Android, iOS, and desktop versions of the application. All communications through Signal are automatically end-to-end encrypted, which means that it is not decrypted until it reaches the recipient. The encryption keys

are stored by the users, not the servers, which adds another level of security. Signal has mechanisms to make sure attackers cannot infiltrate, alter or relay “private” messages. Signal users can use fingerprints or QR codes for authentication purposes. Android users can opt to use Signal as their default messaging app so they can receive and send both encrypted and encrypted messages. Signal employs the “selfdestruct” feature to delete a message between five seconds to one week. The timer begins once the receiver opens the message. Signal also has a feature where you cannot back it up on the cloud, which means if the user loses their phone and try to boot it up on another device, the chat history will be empty. Wickr was released in June 2012 for iOS, then Android, and finally desktop. With the addition of multiple platforms, it added data syncing across them all. Wickr also allows users to set an expiration time for their messages. Wickr strips the metadata from any media that goes through it, meaning that it protects both the user’s identity and their conversation. It also has an option to require a password to use it, which can prevent impersonation if a user loses their phone. The

company provides rewards to anyone who can find bugs/ exploits in its code, which in conjunction with its official bug checks, adds a great deal of quality checking. In 2016, Wickr Pro was launched, which is a way to communicate within a work group and use features from notable work messaging apps (Slack) and endto-end encryption. While both have similar functions, there are a few key differences. Signal does not save your password on a server, but instead connects it to the user’s device. Wickr is a content shredder and overrides data with “junk data” to obscure anything that may have not been destroyed. Another important note is that Wickr and Signal are both open source. Signal released its code to the open public to have a sense of transparency and allows users to scrutinize its capabilities and choose whether or not to use it long before Wickr. Remember, nothing can be 100% secure. Both applications have pros and cons to their privacy methods and draw different crowds depending on them. Do research and see which one you prefer. Anything truly confidential is usually better done in person-these software applications just make getting in contact faster.

As you have probably heard or read on the news, this year’s strain of the flu virus, H3N2, is particularly strong and debilitating; it has caused a greater number of hospitalizations, visits to primary care physicians, and even deaths of children than the expected number. According to an article in the Washington Post, H3N2 is the main strain responsible for “causing the worst outbreaks” of the influenza A and B type viruses and times when this strain “dominates are associated with more hospitalizations, more deaths, and more illnesses.” Those who are particularly at risk for the flu are those who have certain long-term health problems, especially the very young and the elderly. Perhaps the reason the virus is so strong is because of its heightened ability to mutate or change compared to other viral strains. This high rate of mutation makes the virus better able to circumvent the human immune defense system and cause greater havoc, according to the Washington Post article. Despite its intensity, flu symptoms remain the same as in other seasons. According to the CDC, symptoms include the following: overall tiredness, sore throat, aches in the muscle or overall body, cough and fever. It is important to note that not everyone who has the flu may have a fever. Fortunately, even if infected, most people recover between a couple of days and two weeks. Some people may develop complications if the virus has targeted the nasal passages, throat or lungs, according to the CDC website. In the case you do get the flu, the CDC has some pertinent information. You should definitely remain at home or in your dorm and try not get into contact with other people except for visiting the doctor’s office. NJIT students can go to St. Michael’s Hospital for medical services. It’s important that you rest at home for at least a full 24 hours after the fever breaks. Moreover, the fever must be gone without the help of an “fever reducing” medication like Tylenol or Advil. If you have a congested nose, try taking decongestants, which come in two forms: oral medication and nasal spray. Antihistamines can help with runny noses. There are different types of cough medications if coughing is an issue. Overall, one should consume a large quantity of fluids and get plenty of rest. If going out is a necessity, then it is advised that you prevent the further spread of infection by wearing a mask or always covering sneezes and coughs with tissues. And last but not least, washing your hands is another way to prevent the spread of the flu.


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Opinion

Week of January 30, 2018

Letter to the Editor

Your Voice Matters

I like your weekly "Left, Right and Middle" articles, but this country really needs to get past the false duality of ‘liberal vs. conservative’. There are plenty of other political positions. There are growing numbers of libertarians, socialists, greens, nationalists, social democrats, Marxists and anarchists, to name a few. Third party candidates like Gary Johnson or Jill Stein won small but significant numbers of votes last election. Meanwhile, the Democratic Socialists of America is now one of the fastest growing political organizations in the United States. More importantly, as much as they fight with each other, at their core, liberals and conservatives are not as different as the media would have you believe. They are both, well, liberals. At least in the classical sense of the word. They both want a strong but limited government alongside a capitalist, free market economy with varying degrees of welfare programs. By framing everything in the context of liberal against conservative, we narrow the range of acceptable political opinions. Anything that falls even slightly outside this window of debate is seen as extreme. For example, we debate whether or not to raise taxes on the very wealthy, but the question of why it is that some individuals have more money than the GDP of most African nations, is seen as a little too lefty for a show like Meet The Press. We can have heated debates about the nuances and complexities of the State and capitalism, but questioning the values and assumptions they are based on is out of the question. It makes sense to show issues as Democrat or Republican because these are the two largest parties by a huge margin. But this, I feel, only reinforces the feeling we have lately of a “divided nation” in the middle of a “culture war”. There is definitely an increasing division in this country, but I question how much of it is due to cultural differences and how much is actually from the “us vs them” rhetoric used by both parties to gain votes. We are constantly swinging back and forth from Democrat to Republican, Democrat to Republican, … I think people are increasingly dissatisfied with the two party system and are looking for something else. The popularity of unconventional politicians like Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders show this. I think folks like the Libertarians, Greens and the DSA have some interesting solutions to our nation’s problems. It is time we give them a place on the debate stage.

By Rachel Deahl | Staff Writer

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If you would like your opinions voiced to the Editor-in-Chief and general campus community regarding The Vector or anything campus related, feel free to email eboard@njitvector.com. We would be happy to consider the piece for publication, pending approval of the Editorial Board of The Vector. Submissions must be 250-400 words long, and written with the literacy level of the average American in mind. Longer submissions will be considered if provided with an explanation for length. General Tips for Writing a Letter to the Editor: - Focus your letter on one key point. - Keep it concise. - Tell the reader immediately why your concerns are worth their consideration.

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“The school wants to hear what you think. There's a reason course evaluations are sent out; a reason why we have organizations such as RHA; Student Senate, and the Vector, a reason why contact information is made readily available.” A lot of people equate college with freedom. You make your own decisions and choices, you have your own responsibilities and priorities. Along with all of this, you have a voice. You have the power to speak up and to change things. What can you change with your voice? Join an organization. When you speak up and get others to speak up with you, you're louder. NJIT’s Residence Hall Association (RHA) meets from 11:40 am to 1:00 pm in the Campus Center room 240 every Friday. During general body meetings, RHA members address residents’ issues and take care of any concerns they might have regarding life on campus. Representatives from Gourmet Dining Services, Physical Plant/Maintenance, and Public Safety attend meetings to see to residents’ questions. Within RHA, every residence hall has a council that works to make campus life better for the residents of that hall by hosting events and dealing with any difficulties that arise. Residents are encouraged to attend general body meetings and voice their concerns, as well as suggest improvements for their hall. Student Senate is another great group in which one can get involved in on campus. Whether you're a member of the executive board or a student-at-large, what you say makes

a difference. You can find them on the 4th floor of the Campus Center in room 480. Student Senate has a number of committees on which members can serve, such as Academic Affairs, Constitution, Elections, Finance, Judicial Review, Management, Public Relations, and Student Affairs. The committees handle a wide range of issues, dealing with everything from student life to getting clubs Senate Recognized. The Vector, NJIT’s newspaper, is also a great way to speak up on campus. Meetings are held every Friday at 11:30 am in the Campus Center room 466. Students have the chance to write articles for the paper ranging from video game reviews to informational pieces. The Vector also publishes photographs of events held around campus. The school wants to hear what you think. There's a reason course evaluations are sent out; a reason why we have organizations such as RHA; Student Senate, and the Vector; a reason why contact information is made readily available. If you never say anything, nothing will ever happen. So speak up, whether you're for or against the issue at hand, a voice can make a difference. There are countless ways to make yourself heard and there are countless places to go to be heard.

So speak up Highlander, the world is yours to change. PRESS RELEASE

The RU-N/NJIT Joint Theatre Program Invites Young Playwrights to Showcase Their Work Rutgers University-Newark and NJIT Theatre Arts and Technology Program will be hosting the fourth annual Rising Playwrights One Act Play Festival directed by Louis Wells, the Artistic Director of the Theatre Arts and Technology Program. The festival will feature plays written by current RU-N/NJIT students, alum, and students from Middlesex County Vo-Tech High School (MCVTS). The entries for this year include the following plays and performers: At A Time Like This by Maalaka Sharrief (MCVTS), Space and Time by Lauren Cyrus (MCVTS), Matinee by Ellen Kahaner, a Rutgers University alum, What Else by Mackenzie Volpert (MCVTS) and Merlot in the Closet by Lea Burlew, an NJIT undergrad. A one-day workshop with a director, company of actors, and dramaturg will bring these new works to their feet for an evening performance. Rising Playwrights performs one night only on January 31st, at 7 pm in Bradley Hall Theatre on the 3rd floor of Bradley Hall on RutgersNewark Campus. Admission is free, so make sure to come and support your fellow students’ creative works.


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Opinion

Week of January 30, 2018

On-Campus Opinion

By Marwa Moustafa | Senior Staff Writer

Not quite “Humans of NJIT.”

Which NJIT news headline most impacted you/caught your attention? 1

Serenia Galloway Biology | Junior

"Well, last semester, Fall 2017, there was a protest for better pay for graduate students here on NJIT campus. Better benefits. They had a protest right in front of Fenster hall, trying to get signatures."

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Biology | Senior

Mechanical Engineering | Sophomore

"The stories that interest me the most are the ones about financial aid, tuition, and student life. Also, stuff related to X-clubs and Senate, since those are the clubs I am part of."

"The WEC, for me, was a pretty big story because it gave us a new place to have practice at and is well renovated. I do track and field. The WEC has an indoor track, so we practice there now sometimes. Before, we used to take the bus to the Jersey City armory. The WEC is a good alternative for when the weather is cold outside."

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Sara Bendaoud

Manogna Guduru

Allison Guajala

"The story about Jorjani. Even though I never had him, I felt bad for the students that did and felt uncomfortable in his class. I think it was important that NJIT took the necessary steps to do something about it."

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Left, Right & Middle How Far Should Protests Go? By Joana Llamosas | Contributing Writer

By Victoria Nguyen | Senior Staff Writer

By Adrian Wong |Senior Staff Writer

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Protesting is a privilege that we have; it is ingrained into our Constitution in the 1st Amendment.  To peacefully protest is to peacefully question the world in which we live and to bring attention to and raise awareness about certain issues plaguing our society.   Protests have proven to have positive effects; however, in certain cases they have also caused a step back in fights for justice.  An example of this is the UC Berkeley protests in 2017 in which Antifa, an anti-fascism organization, wreaked havoc during a peaceful Trump rally protest.  In doing so, Antifa put Trump supporters under the spotlight of the media, essentially supporting the cause they were fighting against.   However, law enforcement also plays into the problem of the violent escalation of peaceful protests.  Countless peaceful protests have broken into chaos when law enforcement officials have used their power in a brutal manner.  This strips protestors of their first amendment rights and makes us fear those who are supposed to be our “protectors”. In modern day America, we should have the ability to take the opinions of others and try our best to understand them.  As Americans, we must exercise our right to protest as much and as peacefully as possible because unfortunately, many people around the world do not have this similar opportunity.

“The spirit of resistance to government is so valuable on certain occasions that I wish it to be always kept alive,” Thomas Jefferson once stated, and combined with the First Amendment of the Constitution that grants the right to freely assemble, this shows that the American people have always embraced their power to protest. But can protesting escalate to an extreme degree, to an extent in which it seems unreasonable and even dangerous?   In the recent timeline of events, there have been organized protest movements that united people of various backgrounds for a common goal: in 2011, there was the “Occupy Wall Street” movement which criticized corporate power; in 2014, the Black Lives Matter movement began protesting police brutality; in 2017, the Women’s March became instrumental in advocating for women’s rights and confronting President Trump for his controversial remarks regarding women. All of these mentioned events are peaceful, and within the American people’s right to bring reform to the social issues affecting their lives. However, there are other instances of protest that have been violent in nature instead of peaceful, and have harmed opposing groups of people. Such instances include the vandalism of H&M stores following an African American child model wearing an allegedly racially-sensitive hoodie and the violent clash between white nationalists and those against them in Charlottesville, Virginia. These occurrences have almost tainted the definition of free assembly. Protesting should never cross the boundary of hurting other involved parties just to prove a point, or make their voices sound louder.

It is understandable that historical protests in the United States have used illegal, intimidating, and otherwise dangerous methods of protesting, given the history of governments denying fundamental rights to certain groups of people. However, in the current United States, there is no reason for any protest to cause damage to any person or property. If a group is protesting something and chooses to destroy property or hurt someone, it diminishes its cause. Instead of appearing to be proud defenders of a cause, the group members are seen as maniacs who are causing chaos. Especially in light of the fact that the United States provides equal rights to all citizens, there is absolutely no need for a protest to cause damage or injury. In addition, the recent trend of blocking highways is not only a severely dangerous decision but is also morally wrong. There is no cause worth illegally blocking an entire highway in the United States. If there is an issue that is worth protesting, I think it is certainly noble to peacefully and respectfully stand up for a cause. A peaceful protest makes a cause look more respectable and will gain more admiration than a riot. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Dr. King’s words remain true to this day and should be considered before anyone thinks about causing a riotous protest.


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The Greatest Showman

Week of January 30, 2018

Book Review: 'To Kill a Mockingbird'

The Mockingbird Inside all of us By Andrew Megalla | Contributing Writer

By Prem Naik | Staff Writer In the ongoing trend of adapting people’s lives to the big screen, The Greatest Showman is the latest in the biopic genre. Presenting the glorified version of P.T. Barnum’s career in show business, this biopic is a musical with a weak narrative. Remarkable v o c a l s and dance sequences from a cast of multitalented actors liven up what would otherwise be a bland watch. At the forefront is Hugh Jackman as the famous P.T. Barnum, delivering one of his most charismatic performances yet. The film centers on Barnum and his never-ending quest for fame, fortune, and ultimately, acceptance by society. As the son of an everyman, he strives for greatness at every turn and falls for Charity, the daughter of a rich gentleman. At a young age, Barnum witnesses his father’s death and is left an orphan. Working his way up in society, he takes up any job he can find. When he and Charity, played by Michelle Williams, are older, they marry and settle down. Later

on, Barnum loses his job, but then he rises up like a phoenix from the ashes of his failure; he invests in a rundown wax museum and soon he begins recruiting a ragtag group of societal misfits to put on "The Greatest Show". Zendaya and Zac Efron together make for a great onscreen presence as Anne and Phillip respectively, and are valuable additions to the cast. As the stories of Barnum, Anne, and Phillip take the center stage, Barnum’s ‘misfits’ take the backstage at the expense of their character development and screen-time. From the ‘Bearded Lady’ to the ‘Fat Man’ to the ‘Dwarf,’ many characters are introduced but never fleshed out. Ultimately as a narrative, it falls short of amazing as it reaches far, but falls short, in neglecting to explore all the plot lines it presents. That is not to say that the narrative does not have its strengths. As Barnum’s ambition overtakes him, it is interesting to see how the ramifications impact his life and business. The movie shows

"Hugh Jackman plays P.T. Barnum, delivering one of his most charismatic performances to date. "

these effects and the gradual progression of his character effectively. His rough childhood prepared him to cope with failure and to bounce back each time. The best part of The Greatest Showman is found in the musical sequences. Gorgeous set pieces and costumes grace the screen, filling every corner with life and luster. The choreography is commendable, as the trapezing circus acts are meshed well with the dancing, as seen in the numbers ‘This Is Me’ and ‘Rewrite the Stars’. The visuals are perfect for the empowering and touching soundtrack, which is arguably, better than the film itself. ‘Never Enough’ left me with chills and is a stellar sequence from the film, as it reflects Barnum’s obsession with fame and the downfall it can bring. Messages about being yourself no matter what people say and never giving up on love and dreams are why musicals are made. Through great musical numbers, this film certainly delivers. As powerful lyrics and strong compositions blast through the theater, viewers are sure to be captivated by the theatrical side of the film even if the narrative fails to exceed expectations. In sum, even though it may not be the greatest “show” in theaters right now. The Greatest Showman is an average biopic with a great soundtrack that entertains.

Netflix Changes the Anime Distribution Game with 'DEVILMAN Crybaby' By Alejandro Villena | Contributing Writer

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etflix has been dipping its finger into the anime industry for a while now. But with shows like DEVILMAN Crybaby and Violet Evergarden being exclusively on its platform, they have really made an impact on the industry. Whether it’s good or bad is too early to tell; however, changes like these can possibly help other creators. In the current system, many creators are grossly underpaid in Japan and have to meet strict, mostly weekly, deadlines. And for us overseas, it’s sometimes hard to support these wonderful people who provide so much for so little. DEVILMAN Crybaby is not for the light of heart. I don’t mean to over-exaggerate by saying I gagged during a brutal scene in the series. It’s a pretty short one at that, with 10 episodes, each 25 minutes long. It’s just asking to be binge watched, and that’s how the

director, Masaaki Yuasa, intended it to be. DEVILMAN Crybaby, for the most part, follows the original DEVILMAN manga by Go Nagai. As much as the series is about living things killing other living things, there is a plot. However, I highly encourage any readers to watch the series first, as part of its appeal is in its shock value. Akira Fudo, a scrawny high school student, is possessed by a demon named Amon. Yet, his will beats Amon’s, and he is able to take control of his demon form (more or less). Akira, in his words, becomes a 'devilman.' His human body also transforms into a taller, stronger, faster, and more sexually appealing one. Despite this, Akira remains who he is fundamentally; a crybaby. When presented with the pain of others, he cries because he feels their pain and is just as helpless. His empathetic nature and pure heart are what made him become a 'DEVILMAN crybaby.' The soundtrack has an 80s

cyberpunk synth sound that really builds up some fight scenes. The art may throw some people off, but I believe it’s part of the series’ charm. In some scenes human features are exaggerated in a disgusting matter to illustrate how we perceive ourselves and others. If not for Netflix’s ability to show literally anything to any audience, Yuasa’s vision would not have taken the form that it did. Despite this, the series still has some flaws. The pacing towards the end is rushed, making some scenes have less of an impact than the manga had. Though the creators followed the source material for the most part, there are some changes that I feel didn’t add to the story, like the deaths of characters you never really got to know. They died for the sake of making you sympathize with Akira. As much as I’d like to give this groundbreaking series a 10/10, it remains a solid 8/10 in my book.

The book, To Kill a Mockingbird has become a classic piece of American literature since its publication in 1960 by Harper Lee. To Kill a Mockingbird has been a must-read for decades, and after reading this work of literature, the reader begins to realize the story is meant to keep them on the edge of their seat in light of the captivating setting. As opposed to other works at the time, this novel addresses the issue of racism in America. It also stands out by being both a successful work of fiction and a Pulitzer Prize winner. The story of To Kill a Mockingbird takes place in Maycomb, Alabama during the Great Depression with racial tensions at a high, especially as seen in the trial of Tom Robinson, a black man accused of raping a white woman. The story is told from the viewpoint of a child, Jean Louise Finch, or better known as “Scout.” She faces humiliation due to the fact that her father is the lawyer tasked with defending Tom Robinson in this trail of the century. The novel paints a wonderful picture of America as seen through the naive eyes of a child, who goes through the story oblivious to the prevalence of racism in Alabama. The novel has an ending that is meant to please as well as surprise the reader. It does a tremendous job depicting life during the time, making the reader question the morality of characters in the novel. This is not your run-of-the-mill book that you forget; this novel is timeless, and the mockingbird represents the innocence of Scout, who attempts to remain immune to the views of racist Alabama of the time. Furthermore, the maxim "don't judge a book by its cover" is also proven in this masterpiece. This is a novel about adulthood and removing the blinds of innocence in order to see the world for what it truly is, as well as the more important message of good and evil. The novel calls into question whether people are taught as children to be good or evil and to hold certain viewpoints, or if a person's sense of justice evolves over time, with good and evil in coexistence and the eventual realization that we are all human in the end and that we make mistakes sometimes.

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The Korty Report INTERVIEWS: Daniel Pakhomov Senior at NJIT, majoring in Construction Engineering Technology and Theater Technology Q) What led you on the path to becoming a manager of Ramen Gami and how did you transfer your NJIT experiences into the working field? A) I’ve been working in the theater department for quite some time just doing small tasks little by little. It wasn’t until I moved directly into Newark on my own that I was able to truly expand my career options and focus on myself. I worked steadily at a cafe here in Newark where there was no set manager and the responsibilities slowly fell onto me. Teaching new employees, greeting customers, and slowly moving up the order of senior staff allowed me to gain my bearings. Q) How did this experience turn into your position here at Ramen Gami? A) I started asking the Ramen Gami owner for a job for the longest time and he finally hired me back in May of 2017.

Mike Cheung Owner of Ramen Gami Q) How did you begin your journey to opening up Ramen Gami? A) I started by going to other ramen stores near Newark as well as in New York City to start tasting the poor quality of ramen out there. I knew this wasn’t the right representation of it so I actually went back to Japan and learned from a ramen master. The man is currently retired but a close friend of mine put in a word for me so the sensei came out of retirement just to teach me. Q) Where did you get your cooking experience? A) I’ve been cooking with my parents in their restaurant business since I was about 6 years old and I’m currently 42. My mother’s style of cooking was Chinese and running the business with my parents helped me gain experience at an early age. It wasn’t until I actually went to Japan and learned about Japanese influences, specifically the Kyoto region style of ramen. Q) NJIT is always open to new cultures and food experiences. What makes Ramen Gami stand out above the competition? A) I have wanted to bring truly authentic Japanese ramen to the college campus area. Just like in Japan, my style of ramen was very bold and flavorful. However, when coming to this area, I had to tweak my broth in order to appeal to a western style. Normally, our broth is cooked for anywhere between 6 and 18 hours just to bring out the bone marrow. Depending on how thick the bones of the animal are, the longer the cooking time. Q) You're on death row; in line for the electric chair. What's your last meal? A) Hahaha oh no. There’s to many options. Actually, it would have to be mochi. Specifically green tea mochi.

By David Korty | Staff Writer & Photographer Originally, I was writing this review back during New Year’s week; embracing the below 0 temperatures with the ingenious idea of warm ramen. However, due to this planet’s wonky climate which flips day by day, I had to throw that introductory pitch out the window and replace it with satire. Ramen. It’s not your Cup Noodles and it’s certainly not your Mom’s Spaghetti. If your only impression of ramen has been Cup Noodles, then may I suggest a mind blowing experience that will positively shift your perspective of Japanese food, forever. I’m talking Ramen Gami. A 3 minute walk from NJIT’s campus center that is sure to delight your taste buds without failure. As tradition, to name my favorite dish of Ramen Gami; the classic Shoyu ramen. The surplus of toppings they allow customers to add on entices my taste buds which leads into my concoction of a marinated egg, crab meat, as well as ginger. It is truly the perfect dish on a cold winter day. This bowl of soup can mend a broken heart, as well as break that same heart once realizing you just finished the last spoonful. However, before my mouth begins to water, I’d like to touch upon the diversity of their menu, which is fully available on their website. Also, you may pre-order online which allows your party to skip the lines because, trust me, this studio-sized restaurant gets packed during a lunch rush. Before Ramen Gami, my experience with Japanese food was limited to sushi. The first bowl of Shoyu ramen I ever tried still lingers in my dreams, close enough to sniff the seasoning yet just out of reach from slurping a noodle. Yet, why stop at just ramen when their menu spans to sushi, Cha Sui buns, mochi, and even poke bowls. It’d be wrong of me to assume all the readers are familiar with the names of these dishes, but I guarantee you will be a fan of each and every one after your curiosity peaks from just one visit. Now, I’ve always been a sushi fanatic and very much appreciate the delicate culture of savoring each unique bite of fish. I believe the flavor of sushi is unprecedented and deserves to be eaten slowly. Ramen Gami’s sushi blows me away with its freshness every time and their chefs behind the crafting are the only competitors who continue to raise the bar they themselves set. Speaking of chefs, head-chef and owner Mike Cheung has been cooking since the wee-age of 6 years old when he helped out with his parent’s Chinese restaurant. Check out the interview I did with him to gain some extra insight to his broth secrets, cooking history, and the Ramen Gami journey he began. Treat yourself to a weekly bowl of delight. I recommend Ramen Gami for those already acclimated with Japanese food looking for authenticity, those interested in broadening their palate to try for a first time, and all foodies everywhere. Until the next food review; Your ramen’s ready, drool leaks, spoon is steady. There’s sushi on the table already, Japan confetti.

FUN FACT: Ever cook chicken / pork broth before? If so, you’ll notice a film of oil and fat develop on top on the broth while it’s cooking. Normally, cooking habit in the West is to remove this layer periodically in order to keep the texture of the broth thick. However, Ramen Gami owner Mike Cheung taught me that in the Kyoto region of Japan, this oily film is the star of the broth in ramen which contains the savory juice of bone marrow and fat.

SPECIALTY INFO Price Range: $8 - $23 Website: ramengaminewark.com Phone #: (973)-622-2888 Location: 1 Sussex Ave, Newark, NJ 07103 (ETA 3 min walk from the CC)


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Week of January 30, 2018

Horoscopes PISCES

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Attend a lecture or some sort of intellectual discussion in which people are actively expressing their ideas and strong opinions, Pisces. It's important for you to feel the passion of another who is incredibly focused on his or her dream.

Remember that there is a spirit in everything around you, Taurus. Just because we can't perceive something with our eyes, ears, nose, mouth, or fingers doesn't mean that it doesn't exist

Today is one of those days in which you just want to lie on your back on the ground and look up at the clouds, Leo. Your artistic mind can easily spot one that looks like a dragon, one that is a chair, and one that looks just like your mother.

If you find yourself needing to do something in order to escape your life for a while, Scorpio, then maybe you need to examine your life more closely.

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Make your time spent with others much richer by contrasting it with time spent absolutely alone, Aquarius. You'll find that the more energy you can focus on yourself and your own thoughts for a while, the more you will have stored up in your emotional battery to share with others when you're with them.

Share more of your passion, love, and happiness with the people around you, Gemini. Put your energy toward a group project and work to co-create something much more magical and meaningful than anything you could create on your own.

ou're most likely going to be very drawn to the things that you can't have, Virgo. Instead of getting upset and frustrated by the fact that you aren't getting what you want, look for the lesson in the situation and the reason why you really don't need those things at all.

Keep your fun-loving spirit pure, Sagittarius. Be careful that you aren't making witty conversation or entertaining jokes at someone else's expense. This type of behavior is likely to come back around and haunt you later.

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CAPRICORN

Your imagination is in all likelihood drawing you to faraway places, Aries, and you may find yourself daydreaming constantly. At times, these dreams may seem to get in the way of your usual rational, linear way of dealing with everyday life.

Drastic shifts in your emotions might be causing you to doubt certain instincts or feelings you have, Cancer. Instead of getting frustrated by your inability to make rational sense of these emotions, enjoy the ride that they're offering you. Having these emotions and being able to express them freely is a great gift.

You may find yourself staring at a blank page for what seems like hours on end while you try to get down on paper what you really want to say, Libra. Perhaps your motivation is flagging.

Your emotions are likely to deceive you today, so be careful about making a judgment about something, Capricorn. Make sure that you take your time and gather all the necessary facts or else you may end up making an impulsive decision that you regret later on.

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Week of January 30, 2018

Mrazek Shuts Out Devils

Sports

Drafted 141st overall IIHF Directorate Top Goaltender award Named the Detroit Red Wings Rookie of the Year Photo Credit: USA Today

60th Best ranked Player in the NHL

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n Monday night at the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Devils took on the Detroit Red Wings. Going into the game, the Devils were 13 points ahead of the Red Wings in the standings, but it was clear that the game would not be as lopsided as the team’s records indicated. The Devils were going to be missing superstar Taylor Hall to a hand injury. In addition, they were going to be without Brian Gibbons whose 12 goals are tied for second most on the team. Early in the game, the teams traded chances and Devils forward Brian Boyle crashed hard into Detroit goalie Petr Mrazek. Boyle appeared to be shaken up on the play but did not miss a shift throughout the rest of the game. Jesper Bratt looked strong on the puck and created several scoring opportunities but it was the Red Wings who scored first. Andreas Athanasiou dug the puck out of a scrum and to the stick of Dylan Larkin. Larkin drove toward the net and fired a backhand shot which rebounded perfectly to the stick of Tyler Bertuzzi who made no mistake scoring his second goal of the season. Just minutes later Bratt nearly equalized on a sharp angled shot which Mrazek just held onto. Shortly after that chance, Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha rang a shot off the post. The first period ended

with some physical play that nearly led to a fight between Miles Wood and Nick Jensen. The Devils were dominant to start the second, but their surge ended when Pavel Zacha took a close holding penalty. After killing Zacha’s penalty, the Devils gained momentum and Andy Greene hit the post on an incredible scoring chance from a close, but sharp angle. A quick two on one created by Nico Hischier’s speed caused Dylan Larkin to take a penalty which was killed off by the Red Wings. Immediately after coming out of the box, Larkin took another penalty which was also killed by the Red Wings. Ben Lovejoy then took a penalty, bringing down David Booth. On the ensuing powerplay, Bertuzzi found himself alone in front of the net only to be stopped by Devils goalie Cory Schneider. After killing the penalty, Miles Wood used his blazing speed to burn Nick Jensen who was forced to bring down Wood and take a penalty. The Devils powerplay seemed to be on the verge of scoring with several, dangerous scoring chances coming off the stick of Zacha, but Mrazek remained unbeaten. With under two minutes remaining in the second period, Jonathan Ericsson found David Booth on a rush who ripped a slap shot that deflected off Sami Vatanen’s stick and beat Schneider high blocker side. After the game Schneider said,

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3 “It hit Sami’s stick there… It was kinda rising and then just dipped on me.” The third period began with the Devils trailing 2-0. Drew Stafford had an early chance in close which was again saved by Mrazek. Zacha took a quick shot that hit Mrazek in the mask but before a Devils player could get to the rebound, Henrik Zetterberg was forced to take a penalty which gave the Devils their fourth powerplay of the game. On this powerplay, Marcus Johansson found Brian Boyle alone in front of the net for what looked like a sure goal, but Mrazek just got the top of his stick on the puck to keep it out. Halfway through the period, the Devils

surged. Wood had another chance in close on Mrazek and the Devils still couldn’t beat him. With 8:58 remaining in the game, Andreas Athanasiou found Dylan Larkin with a great cross ice pass who was then able to score the third Red Wings goal of the night. Gustav Nyquist took a penalty which gave the Devils one final chance on the powerplay which again, did not put a puck past the perfect Mrazek. The Red Wings looked to have scored a goal from a Nyquist shot but video review overturned the call on the ice. The game ended 3-0, and the Devils players and coaches were not happy with the result. In the post-game press

conference, captain Andy Greene, alternate captain Brian Boyle, Cory Schneider, and Coach John Hynes were all visibly upset with the result and some even seemed frustrated. This game comes after the Devils dropped a road game to the division rival Flyers and comes before a pair of games against two elite teams in the Bruins and Predators. When asked about the upcoming games, Boyle stressed that the season only gets harder and that they must find a way to keep getting two points from each game.


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