Vaishali Gauba

Vaishali Gauba

News Editor

Vaishali Gauba is an international student from New Delhi, India, majoring in journalism and media studies and business management. She started working at the Daily Targum during January of 2013 as an editorial assistant, and soon became a correspondent. When she’s not running around campus collecting stories for the paper, she’s staring into space, daydreaming about what killer outfit she can wear next. She can’t pronounce the words meteorologist or danger, but can quickly and easily swear like an American sailor. All she wants in the world is to be an incredible, happy human being and, of course, a successful writer for the New York Times.


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OPINION

Energy saving scam targets U. students

My roommate and I occupy two single bedrooms in our apartment on Hamilton Street. Toward the end of September, my roommate was compelled by a company called IDT Energy to sign up for its “money-saving” electricity and gas supplying service. The problem — there is no money saving.

A protestor at the Dec. 5 march carries a banner on Route 18 to demonstrate his opposition against police brutality, an issue that sparked nationwide fury after the deaths of Michael Brown and Eric Garner in two separate cases in Ferguson and New York, respectively.
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Hundreds rally for deaths of Michael Brown, Eric Garner

Rutgers students and members of the New Brunswick community have been actively engaged in two demonstrations, staged a die-in and blocked Route 18, Route 27 and parts of College Avenue to protest recent grand jury decisions not to indict officers involved in the deaths of Michael Brown and Erin Garner.

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Chancellor meets Obama for summit on education

Nancy Cantor was the face of Rutgers-Newark and Rutgers-New Brunswick at the second White House College Opportunity Day of Action held last Thursday at the White House. Cantor, the chancellor of Rutgers-Newark met with President Obama, Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and more than 300 educational leaders to discuss the Obama administration’s goals to expand college access to lower-income students.

Photo Illustration | Nicholas Ferroni, a Rutgers alumnus and Union High School teacher, won People magazine’s “Sexiest Teacher in America” title nearly two weeks ago.
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Rutgers alumnus named ‘Sexiest Teacher in America’

Nicholas Ferroni works out every day. He considers himself very healthy and does not drink. Yet 35-year-old Ferroni has a hard time dating because he is “too committed” —committed to his students, that is. “I am an easy person to fall in love with, but I am a tough person to stay in love with,” he said.

Boxes full of non-perishable food items stock the Lucy Stone Hall Auditorium, where the “Organic Chemistry” review session was held Saturday afternoon.
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TIs organize review to help local homeless

Students walking into Saturday’s review session for “Organic Chemistry” were not just lugging their hefty textbooks. They also carried boxes of cereal, cans of beans and winter accessories like lotion and lip balm. Although these students could have spent their entire weekend preparing for their exam, they wanted to ensure that the upcoming holiday season brings merriment and comfort for everyone in the New Brunswick community.

Senator Cory Booker exits out of the Rutgers Student Center after his keynote speech on Friday.
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Cory Booker discusses minorities in STEM field

Cory Booker got into Stanford University with a 4.0 and a 1600 — 4.0 yards per carry and 1,600 receiving yards. The college football player, with an education from Yale Law School and the University of Oxford in addition to Stanford, is the United States senator from New Jersey and a former mayor of Newark.

OPINION

Receiving the notification: Realizing I'm hooked on technology

If we had to make a list of activities that are extremely hard to do, sipping tea wouldn’t be one of them. Exposing our bodies to 110 degrees while we frantically try to reach our toes in a yoga asana could probably be hard, as well as cooking a hearty meal for 37 guests, but not sipping tea. Well, guess what — sipping tea just got harder for me.

Courtesy of Shawn Simons | Alvaro Llanos (left) and Shawn Simons (right) are survivors of the 2000 Seton Hall fire that claimed the lives of three students and injured more than 50.
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Seton Hall fire survivor shares stories of struggles, advocacy

The morning of Jan. 19, 2000 — just before dawn — Alvaro Llanos put on a jacket as he scrambled out of his room for what he thought was a fire drill. Little did he know that jacket would be ablaze a few minutes later. Llanos and his freshman roommate Shawn Simons were two of the four critically injured victims of the Seton Hall University fire in Boland Residence Hall’s third floor.

Veteran Frank Greenagel was recently sworn in at the World War II memorial after he decided to rejoin the army as a Behavioral Sciences Officer.
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Marine’s story inspires veteran to rejoin Army

Frank Greenagel is not particularly fond of guns. In his eight years in the United States Army, he was not very fond of shaving or shining his boots either. But Greenagel has decided to go back to a culture that never made him feel quite at home.

Junior running back P.J. James will not practice during the Rutgers football team’s bye week and head coach Kyle Flood said James will be reevaluated at the end of the week. James leads the Knights this season with 573 rushing yards.
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City government approves $10 parking charge for RU football games

Rutgers is anticipating an increase in its turnout for football games with its recent entry in the Big Ten. However, that may not be the only increase this football season. Visitors of home games would now be required to pay a whopping $10 for a day for parking at College Avenue between Somerset and Lafayette Street, according to a new ordinance approved unanimously on August 6 by the City Council.

According to revolutionary.rutgers.edu, this shot shows renewable energy  expert Dunbar Birnie, who studies the use of solar canopies for  charging electric and hybrid cars.
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Rutgers launches $120,000 commercial to mark Big Ten entry

Rutgers wrapped its almost 250 years of history into a 30-second long commercial to mark its entry into the Big Ten Conference. The spot, titled ‘Revolutionary,’ will mark its debut tomorrow during Rutgers’ season-opening football game at Washington State, which will be televised on Fox Sports 1, said E.J.

More than 50 students march on April 28 toward the Old Queens building on the College Avenue campus with anti-Rice posters and chants. The protest was meant to demand the cancellation of Condoleezza Rice’s invitation as a commencement speaker for the class of 2014.
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Condoleezza Rice pulls out amid protests at Rutgers

On Feb. 4, the Board of Governors at Rutgers approved Condoleezza Rice, former secretary of state, as the speaker for commencement on May 18. On May 3, Rice declined her invitation. Many events unfurled in the three months that led Rice, who was scheduled to be awarded $35,000 and an honorary degree to pull out of commencement.

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Students wait in line for buses Saturday to volunteer at various locations for ‘Scarlet Day of Service,’ the first event of the 1,766 hours of service campaign.
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Students wait in line for buses Saturday to volunteer at various locations for ‘Scarlet Day of Service,’ the first event of the 1,766 hours of service campaign.

Students helped package meals for Meals of Hope Saturday outside the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus for
‘Scarlet Day of Service.’
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Students helped package meals for Meals of Hope Saturday outside the Rutgers Student Center on the College Avenue campus for ‘Scarlet Day of Service.’

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