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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
First day of SG election draws 5,289 voters
Voting will continue today from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
As the Unite Party and the Student Al-
liance party continued to campaign, 5,289
students cast their votes Tuesday on the
first day of Student Government elections.
Supervisor of Elections Ariana Alfonso
said about 300 more people voted than
on the first day last spring, probably be-
cause of the ballot questions concerning
the Reitz Union fee and the constitutional
"This one has a more important refer-
endum, so that's why I think there was a
higher turnout on the first day," she said.
Ben Cavataro, Student Alliance party
candidate for Student Body president,
said representatives of the party spoke
with many different students as they made
their way to the polls.
"A very large number have expressed
interest in the election," Cavataro said.
"I've never seen the Student Body so fired
up and ready to vote in an election."
Cavataro said he expects an even better
turnout of voters today.
Unite Party spokesman Ben Meyers said
the Unite Party hopes even more people
will vote today because the party wants
students to have an influence on their col-
leges and how the university's SG budget
Meyers said a good number of students
stopped to talk with Unite Party volun-
teers and expressed interest in the party's
"We were very pleased
with that," Meyers said.
"We're very pleased to
see so much involve-
Cavataro ham, a pre-pharma-
cy sophomore, voted
for the first time during this election.
She said the prospect of an additional fee to
cover the expansion of the Reitz Union was
one of the issues that drew her to the polls.
"I think it's important for everyone to
get involved with the decisions that get
made," Durham said. "It's our money they
use, so we should have a say."
Although there was a high turnout
at the polls, Alfonso said there have
been concerns about students double-
voting, and there was a report of sto-
len stickers from the Florida Gym.
She said that if students violate the rules
of the election, they will be held account-
"Enough people double-voting could
definitely compromise the integrity of an
election, and that's why we take it so seri-
ously," Alfonso said.
SG elections continue today from 8 a.m.
to 8 p.m.
deals with labor
* THE REFERENDUM DEALS
WITH GATORS GEAR MADE
By MATT HARRINGER
Alligator Staff Writer
This election season, students
have been sweating about execu-
tives, Senate seats and the Reitz
Union fee, but there's another
important question on the ballot:
Should UF support sweatshop la-
The UF Apparel Referendum
asks students if they support join-
ing the Workers Rights Consor-
tium to ensure licensed UF cloth-
ing is not made in sweatshops.
The Workers Rights Consor-
tium is composed of United Stu-
dents Against Sweatshops, a na-
tional network of student groups,
as well as university representa-
tives and labor unions.
The consortium, which in-
cludes 185 other universities
such as Harvard, Louisiana State
University, and the University of
Miami, works to detect and cor-
rect labor violations in factories
where merchandise is manufac-
Emily Flynn, president of UF
Amnesty International, said UF
is already a member of the Fair
Labor Association, which also
serves to detect violations of la-
Flynn said the Fair Labor As-
sociation has representatives
from corporations on its executive
board, meaning the corporations
are responsible for monitoring
Student If the refer-
GOVernment endum passes,
UF could join
the Workers Rights Consortium
rather than acting as a member
of the Fair Labor Association, ac-
cording to Flynn.
Both the Workers Rights Con-
sortium and the Fair Labor Asso-
ciation charge universities up to
one percent of all apparel profits,
up to $50,000, according to a UF
Amnesty International press re-
Amnesty International col-
lected 500 signatures to place the
SEE BALLOT, PAGE 8
UF point guard
Erving Walker tied
for a team high
with 19 points to
help lead Florida
over No. 19 Ten-
and break UT's
streak in the series.
See Story, Page 22.
Man dies after his car crashes into stairs at a Gainesville apartment complex
A 63-year-old man died after his car
crossed Southwest Archer Road and ran into
the stairs at Regency Oaks Apartments, 3230
SW Archer Road, early Tuesday morning.
Deleon Brooks was driving a Nissan
pickup truck when his car drove over the
median into westbound traffic and contin-
ued over the front lawn of the development,
hitting a parked Jeep, a rock and a tree along
the way, according to Gainesville Police De-
partment Cpl. Tscharna Senn.
Brooks continued until he smashed into
the stairs, causing unspecified damage to
the stairs, Senn said.
Brooks was then taken to Shands at UF
but died during treatment, she said, adding
that the crash's cause is being investigated.
Leon Bradwell, leasing manager at Re-
gency Oaks, said repairs to the damaged
stairs were fixed Tuesday.
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The Unite Party
busts a move
It" on Tuesday
Hall as voting
takes place on
the second floor
of the hall. Also
seen on the plaza
was Unite Man's
passed out fliers
and talked to
the day. Voting
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 3
* CAVATARO IS SAID TO "The rules are there for a reason,
HAVE PASSED OUT FLIERS IN and weneed to abide by them," Ty-
APARTMENT COMPLEXES. Andrew Brown, Election Com-
mission chairman, said knocking on
By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN doors in non-solicitation zones rep-
resents an election code violation.
Brown said he reviewed the
The Student Government Elec- complaint filed against the Student
tion Commission issued an order Alliance party and found enough
tion Commission issued an order evidence to issue the order.
Tuesday that urged members of the "It was enough for me to know
Student Alliance party to stop hand- that something was going on and
ing out fliers and knocking on doors ask them to stop," Brown said.
in apartment complexes. Cavataro denies being in the
The fliers said, "The Unite Party apartment complex Monday night
wants you to pay for their pet project and said he has screenshots of his
of an unnecessary expansion of the Facebook page that show he was
Reitz Union. The Student Alliance home Monday.
will not charge the students, and He said he
instead will apply for state grants Student was either chat-
to renovate the Reitz Union costing Government ting with friends
students nothing." on Facebook or
Apartment complexes represent asleep at the time he is accused of
non-solicitation zones, where SG campaigning in the complex.
campaigning in the complex.
party members cannot campaign. "I think it's more than a little ri-
Unite Party President James Ty- diculous, and obviously we're going
ger filed the complaint against the to have the evidence to back me up,"
members of the Student Alliance Cavataro said.
party Tuesday morning. He said the Student Alliance
He said a witness saw Ben Cava- party will continue campaigning
taro, the Student Alliance candidate tooo unti
for Student Body president, knock- chose.
ing on doors in the Gateway of "The Student Alliance is focus-
Gainesville apartment complex. ing on the issues important to the
Tyger said the witness also found Student Body instead of obscure
fliers on the windshields of cars in election code complaints," Cavataro
the complex. said.
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Morgan Sanders, a member of the engineering sorority Phi Sigma Rho, was pied in the face
during a fundraiser for Relay for Life on the Reitz Union North Lawn on Tuesday afternoon.
The fundraiser will be held again March 4. Relay for Life, a national event that raises money
for cancer research and honors those who have died from cancer, will be held March 26 and
27 at the O'Connell Center.
4, ALLIGATOR U WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
Speaker discusses Arab music
Alligator Contributing Writer
Hicham Chami is mourning.
"Arabic music in its purist tradi-
tional form is dying," Chami said.
"Preserving it is a matter of histori-
Chami is the founder of the Ara-
besque Music Ensemble, a group of
professional musicians from around
the world who play traditional Ara-
He spoke to about 15 people
Tuesday night in Larsen Hall to dis-
cuss the decline and preservation of
traditional Arabic music. The music
comes from oral tradition, he said.
He plays the qanun, a traditional
string instrument. Chami spent 10
years with his music professor and
never got a single sheet of music.
It was up to the student to pick
up on the music or not, Chami said.
"Over time, a lot gets lost," Cha-
mi said. "The oral tradition is enrich-
ing but also detrimental."
At world music festivals, only
about 4 percent of performances fea-
ture traditional Arabic music, Cha-
mi said, because in Arabic countries
there is not enough money being
spent on preserving cultural tradi-
tions, he said.
Globalization is also a factor con-
tributing to the decline of Arabic
music. Fusion with other types of
music leads to the loss of the tradi-
tional Arabic feel. The music "gets
swallowed when you put it with
something else," Chami said.
The solution is recording and
documenting Arabic music and ed-
ucating people about it. Chami said
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Hicham Chami, founder of The Arabesque Music Ensemble, speaks
about Arabic music and culture in Larsen Hall Tuesday evening.
the music also needs tobe published chestra this spring, with the first
and translated so people in other rehearsal Monday, March 15, said
countries can learn about it, he said. Christopher Witulski, a Ph.D. Fel-
"Just performing the music low in the center for African Studies
spreads the word," Chami said. musicology department.
UF plans to start an Arabic or- Chami was paid $300 to speak.
UF students help local high schoolers understand finance
By JULIA MCCLURE
Alligator Contributing Writer
When Mayanna Hemenway heard that
two UF students were visiting to teach her
high school financial planning class, she
said she pictured herself staring blankly,
her mind numbed by material she didn't
She thought wrong.
"It could definitely be useful later, es-
pecially if I do something with finance,"
Hemenway is just one high school
student who has learned about financial
literacy from Moneythink.org, a student
organization started at the University of
Chicago. The newest chapter of the orga-
nization, American Investment Fellows,
began at UF this year with its first 10-week
curriculum for economics students at Bu-
chholz and Eastside high schools.
"Our goal is to make it interesting for
them," said Nirav Patel, the chapter's
president. "We feel like they get more
practical, hands-on experience than what
the books tell them."
Patel and fellow teacher and vice presi-
dent of the chapter John Colby visit Buch-
holz High School for an hour on Tuesdays
and Thursdays and Eastside High School
for three hours on Thursdays. The curricu-
lum focuses on teaching goal-setting, sav-
ing and budgeting, debt and credit, eco-
"We feel like they get more prac-
tical, hands-on experience than
what the books tell them."
American Investment Fellows Gainesville
nomics, investing, entrepreneurship and
Michele Brothers, teacher and director
of the Academy of Finance at Buchholz,
said she has seen other college students
come into her classroom before, but it
wasn't like this.
"I thought this was a gift from above,"
Patel started American Investment Fel-
lows at UF because he thought his teach-
ing offered Gainesville high school stu-
dents something different from what they
would get in the traditional high school
"As college students, we can relate
to high school students more than some
teachers," Patel said.
Frances Vandiver, director of UF's P.K.
Yonge Developmental Research School,
said the program's curriculum provides
the students a way to see their future in a
"Engaging activities make all the differ-
ence in the world, Vandiver said.
Renew Your Reitz campaign ads appear on library computers
Committee chair defends legality of ad
By ELIZABETH BEHRMAN
and CAROLYN TILLO
Student Government candidates
are still campaigning and so is the
In addition to posters and fliers,
the Renew Your Reitz campaign has
spread to the Internet home pages
of computers in Smathers Libraries,
which has partnered with the Re-
new Your Reitz campaign.
The Renew Your Reitz campaign
encourages students to vote for a
student fee funding the renovation
and expansion of the Reitz Union.
Ryan Moseley, the Renew Your
Reitz committee chair, said represen-
tatives have tried different means of
campaigning for the expansion and
renovation of the Reitz, including
table-top display ads.
He said setting up the home pag-
es on the computers in the libraries
was a way to get the message of the
campaign to more students.
"We're really not trying to be up
in everybody's face," Moseley said.
Students can view the Web site
when they log on to the computers,
or they can navigate away to another
page, Moseley said.
Reitz "You have the option
Union to learn about something
and read about some-
thing that's important on campus,
but on the same token, it's a more
passive kind of format," he said.
He said the Renew Your Reitz
campaign is not an entity of an SG
party, so it is not subject to the same
rules and regulations as a normal SG
Moseley said it is not illegal for
the Renew Your Reitz representa-
tives to campaign and encourage
students to vote in favor of the Reitz
Union fee on the SG ballot.
"We're just really trying to get
the message out there in any format
we can," Moseley said.
Adam Watts, a Ph.D. candidate
in the School of Natural Resources
and Environment, said he noticed
renewyourreitz.com was the Inter-
net home page on the computer he
used in the Marston Science Library
Tuesday afternoon. He tried to alter
the home page on his computer but
was blocked from making changes.
Watts, who voted Tuesday in
Student Government elections and
is active in Graduate Assistants
United, said students shouldn't pay
for a building that will not be com-
pleted by the time they graduate.
"I really question why any stu-
dent should have to pay for the uni-
versity to renovate one of the build-
ings," Watts said, adding buildings
with labs and classrooms should be
renovated before the Reitz Union.
Semper Fi hosts
* THE SEMPER FI SOCIETY'S EVENT PROMOTED
ROTC AND THE MARINE CORPS.
By MEG WAGNER
Alligator Contributing Writer
A crowd of students cheered on fellow Gator Matthew
Lake as he did more than two dozen pull-ups Tuesday
Lake, a political science sophomore and a member of
UF's Navy ROTC, did 28 pull-ups as part of an event or-
ganized by the Semper Fi Society.
The Semper Fi Society, a group for those interested in
the Marine Corps and ROTC, organized the event on Tur-
lington Plaza from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. to give passers-by
the opportunity to test their upper-body strength by do-
About 60 students turned out to take the challenge.
People who took the pull-up challenge, regardless of
success rate, were rewarded with a United States Marine
"If they give 100 percent effort, they get a free T-shirt,"
said Lt. Dennis Keller, organizer of the event and ROTC
Members of the society also gave out information about
the Marine Corps and advice on how to stay healthy,
Keller said the goal of the event was to raise aware-
ness about and interest in the Marine Corps and physical
health in general.
"We just want to show what physical fitness and being
fit is all about," he said.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 5
SPOTLIGHT ON THE SWAMP
Gators hope to grant wish
By KRISTEN BURKE
Alligator Contributing Writer
UF students can help make a wish
Gators for Wish Kids, a new cam-
pus organization, is raising money to
help grant wishes to children with life-
threatening illnesses through the Make-
A-Wish Foundation this semester. The
group will hold its first meeting at 8
p.m. Thursday in the Reitz Union Am-
Evan Georgiou, the organization's
president, was inspired to start the club
because of his father's involvement with
Make-a-Wish in other states.
"I originally looked to join a Make-A-
Wish club, but there wasn't one at UF,"
Georgiou has a big goal for the first
year: to grant one wish. According to
the Make-A-Wish Web site, the aver-
age wish is $7,362, but the cost can vary
greatly depending on the child chosen.
The money raised by the club will be
donated to the Make-A-Wish Founda-
tion of Central and Northern Florida, he
"I originally looked to join a
Make-A-Wish club, but there
wasn't one at UF."
president of Gators for Wish Kids
For Lindsay Watkins, a UF sopho-
more and vice president of Gators for
Wish Kids, one wish would be more
than good enough for the first year.
The club will work to raise money by
holding various fundraising activities
throughout the school year.
Georgiou said he has not planned any
specific events but hopes to have some
ideas in progress after the first meeting.
Gators for Wish Kids is now taking
applications for prospective members.
Forum to address art funds
By ASHLEY HEMMY
Alligator Contributing Writer
Local artists and organizations will
attend an annual art forum today to
discuss low art-program funding and
their still-decreasing budgets.
The Gainesville/Alachua County
Cultural Affairs Board is holding its
second annual Arts Forum today at
the Thomas Center for the Arts at 5:30
Art programs receive very little
county and state funding, and Alachua
County organizations are preparing for
more budget cuts this summer, said
Margie Roland, staff specialist of the
Division of Cultural Affairs of the De-
partment of Parks, Recreation and Cul-
The Gainesville Association for Cre-
ative Arts offers programs to thousands
of elementary and secondary school
The organization offers scholarships
to students in low-income families, said
executive director William Eyerly.
Eyerly added the state only funds 5
percent of the association's budget.
He will discuss
Around funding for an arts
Gainesville bus that will drive
students who do not
have transportation to after-school pro-
grams at today's forum.
"Transportation is the biggest factor
for stress," Eyerly said. "Even if kids
win scholarships, their parents can't
get them to class."
Eyerly plans to raise about $20,000
for the bus through donations collected
at performances the association hosts.
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School right to take stand
against crude TV show
he University of California, San Diego has graced the
pages and airwaves of national media outlets quite a
bit the past week. The school was in the news last week
when members of its Greek community sent out a Facebook in-
vitation to a "Compton Cookout."
The invitation asked attendees to dress ghetto in honor of
Black History Month. According to NBC.com, the invitation
read: "For those of you who are unfamiliar with ghetto chicks
- Ghetto chicks usually have gold teeth, start fights and drama,
and wear cheap clothes."
But the drama doesn't end there. The Associated Press re-
ported the administration stopped funding the school's 33 stu-
dent media outlets after a student-run TV channel, The Koala,
aired a segment making fun of black students' reactions.
Likewise, the organization's site says: "If history has shown
us anything, you need more black people at your party to have
enough black-on-black violence to actually justify the name
'Compton.' Shame on you. SHAME."
An administrator said the school canceled the show and will
reinstate funding when it "can be sure that such hateful content
can never be aired again on [their] student funded TV station,"
according to the AP article.
Now, we're all for freedom of speech, but the school was
right to step in and take a stance. It asked the remaining media
outlets to be patient until it can create a new policy. This isn't
the first time The Koala has gotten into trouble either the AP
article reported in 2005 it aired a video of people having sex.
Although the fraternity men who planned the party were in
the wrong, The Koala was even more wrong to poke fun at stu-
dents' feelings about a serious issue. Its good to see the school
stand up for its students. If the Koala has a problem, it should
Booty Booty Booty
we're all used to
Commercials seldom have
much clothing in them, and a
trip to the company's Web site
offers nipple sightings galore.
Even their child models often
pose in an arguably provoca-
But we pardon their ques-
tionable advertising because
the clothing is produced in
the U.S. by employees who
earn fair wages and benefits.
(It also helps that their pain-
fully trendy neon T-shirts are
But their latest cam-
paign, a "best bottom con-
test," has us wondering
where the promotion crosses
the line into exploitation.
For the contest, women (and
a few men) sent in photos
of their barely-covered der-
rieres, and visitors to the site
rated them on a scale of 1 to 5.
Almost 1,400 women submit-
ted close-ups of their g-string-
or hot-short-clad butts, and
most of the photos show the
back of topless torsos.
The lucky winners will be-
come the new "faces of Amer-
ican Apparel underwear and
intimates" (and we're sure
they're using the term "faces"
But we suspect the contest
is less about recruitment and
more about luring people to
the site with the promise of
free images that are racier than
a Sports Illustrated swimsuit
This certainly isn't the
worst of American Apparel's
behavior it pales in com-
parison to the constant sexist
advertising, its CEO's blatant
misogyny and the company's
refusal to support unioniza-
tion. But the butt campaign
is making us start to wonder
whether American Appar-
el's bad points outweigh the
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he topic for today is voting. Or, more precisely, not
Voting holds a lot of implications. It is, at its ba-
sic core, an agreement to a set of terms. When people -
politicians, school board members, university trustees,
friends grovels for votes, they are simply asking you to
agree with them.
When Barack Obama beat John McCain in the last
presidential election, he won because a certain number of
people agreed with him more than they agreed with Mc-
Some would like to complicate the simple process of
voting by equating a vote as something more than a sim-
ple agreement. This is bogus.
A vote is nothing more than an agreement between
the voter and the ideas of the person who's asking for the
As much as this country is associated with democracy,
not a lot of people living in it actually vote.
For instance, out of 49,679 people eligible to vote in the
UF Student Government elections last fall, only 10,469 ac-
tually voted. This was considered a record turnout, which
has the same level of irony as William Hung calling him-
self a singer.
All it takes to vote is a Gator 1 Card, and polling places
are located all over campus. In addition, the tidal mass of
green and blue fliers that have been annoyingly shoved at
you for the past two weeks all have specific polling infor-
mation listed for each college.
Despite all this, a lot of you won't vote.
Which is a pity. Because even if you don't vote, the
people who are elected still get to screw around with $14.4
million of your money.
So you didn't vote last semester or the semester before?
Too bad, because the people who
were voted in, namely the Unite
Party, have both the power and the
will to increase your student fees
to pay for a $45 million renovation
and expansion to the Reitz Union
you'll never see. They also continue
to rip you off by spending $88,000 of
students' money on perks like free
BlackBerrys for themselves.
Again, your vote is a sign of your agreement.
Do you agree with the Student Alliance that class sizes
should be posted online, and that Gator 1 partnerships off
campus should be expanded? Do you agree with them
that SG-funded RecSports should implement an online
signup system to cut down on long lines, and that the SG
budget should be audited to ensure transparency? Do you
agree with them that open container ordinances should be
fought, and do you agree that SG perks should be cut from
the budget and the money saved should go back to the
Most importantly, do you agree that $130 more per
year in fees is more than we can afford, and that SG needs
to look into every alternative before creating an expensive
new Reitz Union fee?
If you agree with the Student Alliance on these posi-
tions, then vote for them. If you don't agree with them,
then by all means vote for the Unite Party.
Either way, at least vote.
Full Disclosure: Matthew Christ is running with the
Student Alliance party to represent the college of journal-
ism and communications.
Matt Christ is a political science and journalism sophomore.
His columns appear every other Wednesday.
The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator.
Today's question: Tuesday's question:
Do you think American Apparel's Will you vote in favor of the Reitz
promotion is exploitative? Union expansion?
Vote or post a message at www.alligator.org
112 TOTAL VOTES
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, 7
Letters to the Editor
Campaign should focus on real issues
Why I am running for Student Senate:
I begin by mentioning a ballot initiative
that has gotten little attention. In addition
to the two initiatives concerning the Re-
itz Union, there is a ballot initiative, sup-
ported by the Student Alliance, calling on
UF to join the Worker Rights Consortium.
The Worker Rights Consortium is a labor
rights organization that provides univer-
sities with means to ensure their apparel,
such as T-shirts, are produced in fair,
sweatshop-free conditions. There is, to my
knowledge, no organized opposition to
this proposal and I believe it will pass, but
the message will be much stronger if stu-
dents come out in large numbers to vote
The Student Alliance opposes the Re-
itz Union fee, as does Graduate Assistants
United, of which I am a proud member.
When I asked Reitz Union director Eddie
Daniels on Thursday how much the pro-
posed expansion (the second question on
the ballot) would cost, he said he did not
know, but that it would cost at least $70
million. I hope the Reitz Union will figure
out key details and come back to us when
they know exactly what is being proposed
and how much it will cost. At that time,
they will also be in a better position to ap-
peal for funding from other sources, such
as the Capital Improvement Trust Fund.
I have been distressed by the ugly char-
acter this campaign has taken, including
Frank Walch's hateful letter to the editor
Monday, which the Alligator should be
ashamed of for having published. I do not
know who produced the fliers comparing
the Student Alliance to the Nazi party, but
whoever did so should face serious conse-
It is time to bring this campaign back
to the real issues. Today is the last day to
vote, and polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8
p.m. Polling locations are on our fliers and
can also be found at this Web site: http://
Graduate Senate candidate,
Student Alliance party
Suppose for a moment that this is actu-
ally true. Can anyone count the number of
study areas we already have? Off the top
of my head, I can think of every library,
the Hub and many of the dorms. Not to
mention the future study center in Newell
Hall (across the street from the Hub).
In reality, there are plenty of places to
study in the Reitz Union, including the
spacious first-floor study area that was
built recently along with the new Career
Resource Center. It's located footsteps
away from one of the signs that denies its
very existence. Does the university think
we're too stupid to realize this contradic-
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Reitz Union doesn't need revamp
By now, many students have probably
seen the green signs that list the univer-
sity's reasons for wanting to expand the
Reitz Union. I can't be the only one who
is outraged by some of the so-called prob-
lems with the current building, particu-
larly the claim that there is "no place to
SG endorsements were fair, bipartisan
I, like many students, am shocked at the
Alligator's choice of endorsements. I've
been here for a few years now and I've
seen the Alligator side with the "indie"
party far more times than not. Therefore,
when I see that the Editorial Board has
chosen to make no endorsement between
the presidential candidates, I consider that
a major victory for the Unite Party.
Moving on to the vice presidential en-
dorsement, the Alligator's choice of Sagar
Sane is extremely surprising. Sane, who has
no Student Government experience at UF
whatsoever, is undoubtedly the least qual-
ified candidate from either party currently
running for executive office. However,
the Alligator vindicates itself by making
the experience argument when endors-
ing Unite's Virlany Taboada for treasurer.
There is simply no better qualification for
treasurer than Senate budget chair, and
you guys hit the nail on the head.
Yet the most shocking development
is clearly the Alligator's endorsement of
the Reitz Union referendum. It makes me
wonder: What do you all know that I, and
my fellow average students, don't? We
hear so much negative press about the fee,
but what made you all agree with Unite
that it was necessary? I'm curious to give
the referendum a second thought and ac-
tually do research of my own to weigh the
positives and the negatives.
All in all, kudos to the Alligator for be-
ing fair and bipartisan. The Alligator is
definitely worthy of the moniker "inde-
Aptitude tests are an unreliable method of gauging worth
or the job I'm going to have next year, I had to take a
computer skills test this week. There were ten ques-
tions, each one testing a random aspect of using com-
Which is bigger: 100 TB or 100 GB? (100 TB)
How do you make button selections when there isn't a
mouse? (Alt + the underlined letter)
What is the path for Notepad? (It's not in "Program
Files," it's in system32\notepad.exe)
I figured out most of the questions, but I was still offend-
ed that it called itself an aptitude test.
"This isn't a test of my aptitude," I realized and thought
There's a difference between achievement tests and ap-
Achievement tests are a measure of what you have done;
aptitude tests are a measure of what you could do. School
quizzes are based on achievement, for instance, while intel-
ligence tests measure aptitude.
So this computer test claimed to figure out what my
potential was for learning software.
Now, let's say I never had to press a button without a
mouse. Does that really mean that I'm less able to learn
than somebody else?
The immediate answer is "no."
Go home and practice navigating around your desktop
using just the keyboard.
Then if you ever take this test,
you'll be sure to score higher than
most people who haven't read this
There, I just improved your com-
As I started thinking, I came to a
depressing realization: In society's
eyes, the older you get, the more
achievement is aptitude.
If I haven't investigated computers enough by now to
have discovered the Alt trick, I'm probably never going to
learn those kind of things.
On an academic level, ask yourself if you have the abil-
ity to get better grades.
"If I didn't get wasted so much," you say. Nope, so-
ciety says, you're wrong. Getting wasted every night is
part of who you are. You haven't gotten good grades, so
If you think I'm exaggerating by calling it "society"
that thinks this way, let's look at one of the high-profile
post-graduate programs on campus.
Teach for America markets itself as bringing equality
to America by giving underachieving students better edu-
Of anyone, they'd be most open to the idea that apti-
tude doesn't equal achievement, right?
On the teaching side, they are.
On the hiring side, they only want people who have
"demonstrated ability." That means that by the time you
finish college, if you haven't been a leader, they don't
think you're able to.
It's teaching aptitude they want, and they measure
that by your achievement.
All the rhetoric about achievement gaps and not judg-
ing the underprivileged well, it's a different story when
there are paychecks and program prestige on the line.
Better learn the skills of leading now, because if you
wait for Teach for America, it'll be too late to do anything
The difference between students and civilians is that
we have potential. Civilians only do different versions of
what they've already done.
Is this true? Not really. Einsteins who flunked out win
Computer whiz kids who grew up with Macs can't
find Notepad on my computer aptitude test.
Aptitude isn't achievement, but get ready.
When you're in your senior year looking for jobs it's
really hard to think otherwise.
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'Hairspray' star sings at local talent show
By VICTORIA ISRAELS plications. The second- and third-
Alligator Contributing Writer place winners won cash prizes
"Hairspray" movie star Nikki
Blonsky showed Gainesville she
really has talent Tuesday night.
Blonsky sang at Gainesville's
Really Got Talent Show at Buch-
holz High School, which raised
money for PALS, Partners in Ado-
lescent Lifestyle Support.
PALS conducts esteem-en-
hancing workshops to prevent
violence and provides free mental
health services to teenagers.
Twenty-six local middle and
high students danced, acted and
sung in front of an audience of
about 150 and five judges, one of
whom was Blonsky.
The panel of judges counted
for 50 percent of the vote, while
the audience cast ballots to take
up the other 50 percent.
"I am looking for self-satis-
faction in their performances,"
The winner won an opportu-
nity to meet Blonsky, backstage
passes to see Jesse McCartney in
Orlando and the opportunity to
meet with UF professors to dis-
cuss college performing arts ap-
and a trophy.
Blonsky performed songs from
"Hairspray," including "Good
Morning Baltimore" and "You
Can't Stop the Beat" with dancers
from IndepenDance company.
Blonsky was 17 years old when
she filmed "Hairspray" and said
it was one of the best experiences
she has had.
"I am looking for self-
satisfaction in their perfor-
"I would much rather kiss Tim
Tebow to be able to judge and
compare my kiss with Zac Efron,"
Blonsky joked in an interview
when asked how her kiss was
with co-star Zac Efron.
"I absolutely adore the PALS
program," Blonsky said. "I
wish they had been in my high
The winners and amount of
money raised for PALS were not
available at press time.
hIure rarlUll/ Milllguor
Nikki Blonsky; "Hairspray," helps the Buchholz High School dance crew rehearse Tuesday night.
2 teens injured in Colorado middle school shooting
Lexie Shipman, age 13, right, wipes a tear away as her mother and sister console them-
selves after the shooting at Deer Creek Middle School in Littleton, Colo. Tuesday.
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LITTLETON, Colo. A teacher tackled
a man armed with a high-powered rifle just
after two teenage students were shot Tues-
day at a suburban Denver middle school
that's just miles from Columbine High
School, the site of one of the nation's deadli-
est school shootings, authorities said.
One male and one female were shot at
about 3:30 p.m. outside Deer Creek
Middle School in Littleton, Jefferson
County Sheriff's office spokeswoman Jacki
Kelley said. Both students were taken to a
nearby hospital and were expected to sur-
Student Steven Seagraves said he was
about 10 feet away when an adult ap-
proached students and asked them: "Do you
guys go to this school?"
When the students said they did, he shot
them, Seagraves said.
Seventh-grade math teacher David Ben-
ke, a 6-foot-5 inch former college basketball
player who oversees the school's track team,
tackled the suspect as he was trying to re-
load his weapon.
"He was trying to rack another round. He
couldn't get another round in before I got to
him so I grabbed him," Benke said, recalling
that he didn't have time to fear for his life.
Benke's wife said her husband called her
after the shooting.
"He said there was a shooting and that
he had to tackle the gunman," Sandra Benke
said. She said her husband was upset that
he couldn't reach the shooter before two
rounds were fired. "He said 'It was one of
Authorities haven't released the victims'
names, but say they both had surgery Tues-
Bus driver Steve Potter said he was about
to pull away from the school with a full bus
when he heard a loud bang that sounded
like an M-80 firecracker. Students screamed
when they spotted the man with a rifle, Pot-
ter told KMGH-TV.
"He looked like he was just kind of look-
ing around for someone to shoot," he said.
Potter said he saw Benke grab the sus-
pect so he and another man jumped on the
gunman and helped hold him until police
The suspect's name hasn't been released,
but authorities say he's 32.
Student Alliance is in support of the question, Unite Party remains neutral
BALLOT, from page 1
referendum on the ballot, and Flynn said
the anti-sweatshop campaign has earned
attention on campus.
"I've had students pull out their sweat-
shirt tags and ask, 'Where did this come
from? Who made this?'" Flynn said.
Flynn met with Patricia Telles-Irvin,
vice president for student affairs.
Flynn said Telles-Irvin is receptive to
joining the Workers Rights Consortium
and is preparing a report on the proposal.
Ben Cavataro, the Student Alliance par-
ty candidate for Student Body president,
said if elected, his party would work to
persuade the university administration to
join the Workers Rights Consortium.
Cavataro said joining the consortium
is common sense because it will cost the
same as being a member of the Fair Labor
Association and won't change the price of
"I've had students pull out their
sweatshirt tags and ask, 'Where
did this come from? Who made
president of UF Amnesty International
"It will give UF students the peace of
mind that Gator apparel is made sweat-
shop free," Cavataro said.
The Unite Party is staying neutral on
the referendum to allow students to make
up their own minds, said Ben Meyers, the
Unite Party spokesman.
If the referendum passes, the Unite
Party would also support bringing the is-
sue to the attention of UF administration,
"We revolve around student opinion,"
Meyers said. "Our job is to represent the
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Easy ways to add more fruits
and vegetables to your diet
What will you bring back
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Strive to have five or more servings per day Two servings are equal to one cup, or a portion about
the size of your fist. You'll be well on your way to five servings if you serve a cup or more on each
plate. Or use fruit as snacks; each individual fruit is a serving.
Adding more fruits and vegetables to your daily intake will increase your energy Nutrients found
in fresh produce can help prevent heart disease and some cancers.
Here are some ways to make eating fruits and vegetables a habit for life:
A Visit one of the local farmers' markets to purchase fresh produce from local growers.
A Check out local "U-Pick" farms, where you can harvest your own fruit. Blueberry season is
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and "phyto," or plant, chemicals to your diet.
A Make a smoothie with fresh or frozen fruits, and freeze the leftovers for a refreshing snack
March is National Nutrition Month (sponsored by the American Dietetic Association) and the
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Susan Ryals, an advanced registered
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Why should I be concerned about skin cancer?
Skin cancer is the most common type of can-
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regardless of skin color. About one million Ameri-
cans get it each year. Considering that we live in
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Are dietary supplements better than food?
All the necessary vitamins and minerals you
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What are the benefits of dark chocolate?
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Energy drinks can boost your energy, but only
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What are the health benefits of yoga?
Those who practice yoga perform various re-
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Do you have any tips on how to make exercise
There are various ways that you can have more
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burning plenty of calories without actually notic-
Are there any benefits to exercising in the morning?
Morning exercise can reduce stress levels and
boost energy as well as helping you set the pace
for the day. Morning exercisers also tend to stick
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distractions. The major key to remember is that
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What are the benefits of group exercise?
Exercising in a group setting can give you
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Eating before or after exercising are both great
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the decision lies in how you eat since it depends
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ment (334-7960, ext. 79621) and the Student
Health Care Center (392-1161) are great resources
to get tested. At the health department, there is a
sliding scale fee system, and there is an optional
$20 fee for anonymous testing. The Student Health
Care Center has a $30 fee. A rapid test is available
with results in 30 minutes, but may require con-
firmatory testing. Planned Parenthood (377-0881)
also administrates free, confidential HIV testing
on Wednesday 9am-12pm.
I heard that I could get free condoms on campus.
Is that true?
Yes! You can find free condoms at any of the
GatorWell locations. GatorWell is located at the
Student Health Care Center on the 3rd floor (we
will be moving shortly to 3190 Radio Road just
past Lakeside). Other locations include Jennings
and the Springs Residential Complex. You can also
find free condoms at any of the GatorWell Health
Huts which is located in various locations around
campus several times per week.
What are some benefits of Gardasil, the HPV
Gardasil is a vaccine that prevents women from
getting cervical cancer and the four most common
HPV types; two cause genital warts and two are
the precursors to cervical cancer. The shot is taken
in three increments and is considered ideal if taken
before engaging in any type of sexual activity, but
you can still take it afterwards. However, the vac-
cine will not cure an existing infection.
What are some reasons why condoms break?
Condoms should not break if they are used
.. .. rl- Condoms usually break if they aren't put
on properly, if the wrong kind of lubricant is used
with them, or if they are past the expiration date.
Sometimes storage can be an issue as well. There-
fore, always make sure to be cautious and check the
How many hours of sleep are enough?
For most adults, seven to eight hours of sleep
is sufficient for academic productivity Remember,
that it is important to get enough sleep because it
helps you perform better the following day, reduce
stress, and boost your immune system. For more
information, visit the sleep section at HealthyGa-
Can I get some tips on how to better manage
Time management is extremely important in
order to increase productivity and decrease stress
levels. Some effective ways of doing this includes:
being organized, using a day planner, prioritizing
your tasks, avoiding overload, practice effective
study techniques, and always have a goal or plan
in mind. Also you can always talk to one of our
time management specialists at GatorWell Health
I've been feeling really depressed lately. Where
can I go to talk to someone?
The Mental Health Services Department at the
Student Health Care Center and the UF Counsel-
ing Center at Peabody Hall are valuable resources.
Some of the services include individual and group
counseling as well as biofeedback. These services
can help you address personal problems in addition
to school related issues. These two great resources
are joining together to become the Counseling &
Can I get some tips on how to multitask effec-
Multitasking usually decreases productivity.
Typically, you get more work done if you focus on
one specific task at a time, which can also reduce
your stress level. Some tips to help you complete
your tasks effectively is to find your balance among
all your tasks, always prioritize and organize in
advance, and know when it is appropriate to focus
your attention on a particular task.
I want to get more involved on campus, how can
I find out more about student organizations?
Being more involved on campus is a great way
to meet other students. If you are experiencing
feelings of loneliness and isolation, social interac-
tion from student organizations may lead to re-
duced stress levels and help you feel more a part of
campus life. There are over 900 student organiza-
tions here on campus including academic, cultural,
service and leadership, and much more. Therefore,
I am sure that there is an organization out there
for you. If not, you can always start one. For more
information, you should visit http://www.union.
ufl.edu/involvement to find an organization that
may interest you.
What are the benefits of meditation?
There are several types of meditation. For ex-
ample, some focus on clearing the mind of every-
thing, repeating a saying or "mantra", or focusing
on a particular object or location. Meditation is a
good way to reduce stress levels by leading to a
deeper level of relaxation. It can decrease your re-
spiratory rate, heart rate, and muscle tension.
Is it safer to smoke hookah than cigarettes?
It is a myth that smoking hookah or a water
pipe is safer than cigarettes. It is just as dangerous.
Actually, hookah smokers may inhale more tobacco
than cigarette smokers in one sitting due to the
massive volumes of smoke they inhale. A typical
hookah session lasts about 45 minutes, which is
much longer than a cigarette break. You get more
nicotine from hookah, which leads to increased
risk of addiction. Remember that hookah smoke
contains high concentrations of toxins that can
lead to health complications such as lung cancer
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and heart disease. In addition to health complica-
tions from the tobacco smoke in hookah, you can
increase your risk of infection by sharing the hoo-
kah mouthpiece with others. Infections can range
from the common cold to something more serious
such as herpes.
What do I do if I think my friend has alcohol poi-
Alcohol poisoning is a serious consequence of
consuming large amounts of alcohol in a short pe-
riod of time. It is extremely important to know the
signs and symptoms since it can happen to anyone.
A person's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) can
continue to rise even after passing out or sleeping.
It is important not to assume that the person will
be fine by going to sleep. Some of the signs and
symptoms of alcohol poisoning include:
Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or the person
cannot be roused
Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per
Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more be-
HI 1...r.. i i. (low body temperature), bluish
skin color, paleness
Call 911 if someone is showing these signs
and don't leave the person alone!
I get out of class late at night. What are some
tips to stay safe?
You should always try to be aware of your sur-
roundings. For example, you should avoid the use
of earphones. Walk briskly but .!.i.. nri and
always keep your car keys ready to avoid digging
through your bag to find them. Another alterna-
tive to walking is calling 392-SNAP for a ride any-
where on campus. Always remember to stay safe
by wearing something reflective so you are readily
seen by others. You can take a self-defense class in
case you are faced with a dangerous situation. For
more information on how to stay safe on campus,
go to the Healthy Gators 2010 website.
I plan on traveling abroad for the break. What
safety precautions should I take?
If you are going to travel abroad, plan ahead.
You want to make sure you have the necessary
documentation and make sure you have the immu-
nizations needed for the place that you are visiting.
You can visit the UF travel clinic for more health
information on immunizations. Call 392-1161 ext.
4312 to set up an appointment.
I got the flu shot. Can I still catch the flu?
The flu shot cannot give you the flu. Instead, it
reduces your chances of getting the illness. Oth-
er ways to reduce your chances are to wash your
hands regularly, cover your cough, and as much
possible, avoid close contact with other individuals
who may be sick. Remember that it is important to
get vaccinated every year.
How do I know the difference between a cold and
It can be hard to tell the difference between a
cold and the flu since both have similar symptoms,
but flu symptoms are worse than a cold. You usu-
ally have higher fevers with flu that can last 3-4
days, and the flu affects your whole body You may
feel extreme fatigue, achy muscles, dry cough and
I seem to get sick often. Can I improve my resis-
tance to colds & flu?
There are various ways to boost your immune
system. Believe it or not, getting a full night's rest
can help your immunity In addition, maintain
i. di Irl. habits such as staying hydrated, managing
your stress, engaging in regular physical activity,
and eating a variety of nutritious foods like fruits
Don't Let the Sun Ruin Your Fun
Gainesville's cold and wet winter has
made basking in the sun a priority for many
UF students this spring break. Before you hit
the beach, learn how to protect yourself from
painful and harmful sunburn.
First and foremost, protect yourself from
the sun by using some common sense. The sun
is the most intense from 10am to 4pm, so if
you plan outside activities, plan them for the
early morning or late afternoon.
Choose a sunscreen with a Sun Protection
Factor (SPF) of 30 and higher. SPF only refers
to protection against UVB rays, so read the
sunscreenlabelt.. ii .1 rih .r ... ,. pI .r. r. .i
against both UVA and UVB rays. Avobenzone,
zinc oxide and titanium are all ingredients that
provide protection against harmful UVA rays.
Apply the sunscreen at least 30 minutes prior
to sun exposure andi .p 1 t'1i . '11' i If you
are particularly sensitive to the sun, wear sun-
protective clothing, a hat and sunglasses to
protect your eyes, which also can suffer cumu-
lative damage from the sun.
There are many prescription and over-the-
counter products which can make you more
susceptible to sunburn. Even ingredients in
certain sunscreens can cause photosensitivity
in some people. Avoid sunscreens that contain
benzophenones (dioxybenzone and oxyben-
zone), para-aminobenzoic acid (PABA), salicy-
lates and cinnamates.
Prescription and over-the-counter medi-
cations such as birth control (tablets, ring or
patch) antibiotics commonly prescribed for
acne or urinary tract infections, non-steroidal
pain relievers (NSAIDS) such as ibuprofen
(Advil) or naproxen ,.ILl. -' cholesterol
lowering agents stationss" ) and other medica-
tions may enhance sun sensitivity in certain
Use extra precautions if you are taking
any of these medications. Ask your health-
care provider or pharmacist when you are
prescribed medication if it will increase your
sensitivity to the sun.
If prevention fails and you become sun-
burned, it is important to treat the burn prop-
erly The extent of the burn will not be appar-
ent until 12-24 hours after sun exposure. Keep
the skin cool and moist by applying cool com-
presses. Avoid tight clothing and apply mois-
turizer or aloe gel to hydrate the skin. Avoid
any topical products which contain numbing
agents (i.e. lidocaine, benzocaine, or dibucaine)
Skin because you could
Skn become sensitized
Protection (i.e., allergic) to these
Do NOT apply ointments or butter to a
burn as this will likely cause further damage
to the skin.
Drink plenty of fluids to prevent dehydra-
tion. Pain relievers such as acetaminophen
(T, 1. ..i1' i .I ...profen i l I .1' i and naproxen
(Aleve) can help with the discomfort and fe-
ver that may accompany sunburn. Antihista-
mines such as cetirizine i r.. i loratidine
(Claritin) or diphenhydramine i i i .1. I* !
can help with the itchiness that often accom-
Many of these medicines are available for
the University of Florida community at the
UF's Student Health Care Center pharmacy,
and often they cost 1_,nf. inmr less than at
other retailers. If your skin is blistered, leave
the blisters intact. Seek medical attention if
you experience a fever higher than 102o F,
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Affordable Living & Close to Campus
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3500 Windmeadows Blvd
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The Grove Villas
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6400 SW 20th Ave
1Bdrm 1 bath apt, w/ full kitchen, and pri-
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1, 2, 3 BR's WE'VE GOT IT ALL!
1/1 from $589 2/2 from $649
3/2 from $769 Washer/Dryers
Free Tanning Fitness Pool Pets Loved!
Tennis*1 mile to UF*Huge Laundry Facilities
BLOCKS TO UF
Available August 2010. Now showing
multiple houses. 2BR/2BA, 3BR/2BA,
4BR/3BA, 5BR/3BA. www.dalyproperties.
com or call Carol 359-3341 2-26-10-43-2
100+ apts: Live by UF
Affordable & Luxury 4BR $479/br
3BR $550/br 2BR $420/br 1BR $689
Studios $605* Virtual Tours Avail Fall
WOODLAND TERRACE APTS
Off SW 34th St near post office. 2BR $540;
1BR $465. Call for daily specials. 352-335-
SERENOLA PINES APTS
Off SW 34th St. near post office. 1BR $490;
2BR $590 Call for daily specials 352-335-
UPPER WESTSIDE &
1 & 2 bdrm. Luxury Apartments
Granite counters. Parking avail.
Walk to campus & the stadium
For info. call 352-872-4644
Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $495. Many
floor plans, some with enclosed patios or bal-
conies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW,
W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus
route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700
*CAMPUS EDGE CONDO*
2BR/2BA Walk to UF, Shands & VA. Tile
floor, W/D in unit, avail fall. Reasonable rate.
One Block to UF:2/2.5 bath townhouse. W/D,
Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, wood floors,
ceiling fans, GUARANTEED Parking call
Todd at 514-4915, VERY Nice townhouse
** Across From UF **
Closest Luxury Apartments to Classes
2BR / 2BA Starting @ $1080
111 NW 16th St. -- Call 376-1111
* One Month Free and $40 Moves you In!!
Pine Rush Villas Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
1/1 $499 2/1 $639
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Homestead Apts Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
2/1 from $599 2/2 from $699
Additional $200 off next month
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Courtney Greens Pet Friendly No Wgt Limits
Totally Renovated 1/1 $599
Near Oaks Mall
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Walk to UF. Openings in Feb, May & Aug.
* 2BR/2.5BA $850 S 2BR/1BA $700
* 1BR/1BA $585 S studios $475-$430.
1 yr lease, SD, NS, NP. Call/Text
352-870-7256 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Renting Now and for Fall!!
We have REAL 1/ls
3 blocks to UF GATORNEST
575 sq ft, $550 PLUS ONE MONTH FREE!
300 NW 18th Street
4 blocks to UF GATORSIDE
400 sq ft, only $450!
1600 NW 4th Avenue
BIKE to UF CENTERPOINT
530 sq ft, only $450!
1220 NW 12th Street
No application fee, most pets ok.
For info call E.F.N. Properites, 352-371-3636
or visit our website at www.efnproperties.com
The Retreat at Madison Pointe
2/2 Flats and 3/3 Townhomes
Private Garage-Vaulted Ceilings
All furies and fuzzies WELCOME!!!!
2701 NW 23rd Blvd
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Individual Leases Pets Loved
Move in Special: No Security Deposit
2/2 Condo with washer/dryer, screened-
in porch, newer condo, near UF. Shands,
located off 34th & Archer Rd. 2 units
available $750/mo. Call 317-5060 215-5996
AVAILABLE AUG 1. Large 4BR/2BA
house, large kitchen & living area. WID
provided, prvcy fenced, pets ok, full sized
hottub on back scrn porch, DW, carport,
$1600/mo. 3413 NW 8th Ave 352-339-2342
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Clean, quality. Nine blocks from campus,
W/D provided, cent H/AC fenced pvt shad-
ed backyard, hdwd firs, detached garage.
$1125/mo. 924 NW 9th Ave. 352-339-2342
AVAILABLE AUG 1. Clean modern
4BR/2BA accessiblee from all BRs) house.
fenced backyard, pets ok, fireplace, W/D
provided, wooded pvt big yard. $1425/mo,
cent H/AC. 2606 NW 34th St. 352-339-2342
FIRST MONTH FREE MILLRUN CONDO
Close to UF, cute & clean 2BD/2BA
1000sq ft, storage/laundry room with W/D
hk-ups, pool. Pets considered. Rent $695/
mo Phone (352) 359-8311 3-31-37-2
**A Place in the Sun**
Walk/Bike to UF
Big 3 bd/ 1 ba
New Kitchen / Huge Yard
Must See, $1,500/mo
**Soorority Row Area**
Historic 3 bd/ 2 ba
W/D inc. Spiral Staircase
Walk to Class, $1,500/mo
**8 Blocks to UF**
Great Deal on Large Upstairs
2 bd/ 1 ba Hardwood Floors
Save Money @ $750/mo
*Walk to Class & Stadium*
2/1, W/D, Granite Countertops
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Huge Bedrooms,Covered parking
**Large 5 Bedrm House**
1 full & 3-1/2 baths
Plant Atriums, Unique floorplan, W/D
Plenty of Parking, 8 blocks N of UF
WOODBURY ROW LUXURY HOMES
Walk to UF/Sorority Row 4bd/4.5ba
3 stories w/ 4 master suites. w/d incl.
Near corner of SW 5th Ave & SW 12th St
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LEASING NOW FOR FALL
Many properties avail near campus.
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5 BD 4 BA Home for Rent
2521 SW Williston Road
Huge home on a large lot.
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4BD/BA Individual Leases
$350/mo w/d incl. Call
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***THE OASIS APTS ***
Large 1 & 2BD apts, w/ huge private patio.
Park at your door in small quiet complex
in SW Gainesville on bus rt. Call 377-3149
$100 OFF 1st MONTH RENT. 2 BR/1BA
Phoenix apt. 1 mile to campus and Shands.
W/D conn. Fenced yard. $500sec., $495/
month. 3120 SW 26th Way Unit A. 562-2782
or 514-6869 if interested. 3-16-25-2
A MUST SEE! 2/1 across the street from
Shands/VA. Walk/bike/bus to class/work.
New appliances/flooring. Low utilities. $700/
month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220.
2BR/1BA cent heat mobile home. Shady lot.
From $300 $450/mo incl water. No pets.
4546 NW 13th Street. 376-5887 3-2-20-2
1BR apt. for rent off Tower Rd. $385/mo. We
accept Section 8. We will pay you $500 cash
back for 1 year lease on Section 8. 352-498-
705 NW 10th Avenue <9BIks from UF
3BR/1BA, 8rooms + 400 sq.ft.porch, Central
A/C, W/D, $1,250 + util. Avail. Aug. 275-
1259, ATucker458@aol.com 3-5-10-22-2
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1BR full BA, living room, dining room, full
kitchen. w/cable & W/D. Incl all utils. Near
Haile. Quiet. $750/mo. Call 352-367-0372
3 bd Houses for August 1
w/d, cent h/ac, wood fls, quiet
$1000 -$1400 Bike to UF
WALK ONE BLOCK TO CAMPUS!
1, 2, 3, and 4 BR units available now and
for Fall 2010. Locations between SW 1st
ave, SW 5th ave & SW 12th St. Call Kinetic
Properties at 352-337-9600 (no dogs please)
4Br/3Ba Large Home w/ 2 car gar, 8 min from
UF, large fenced yard, dogs ok. Exquisite
oaks & landscaping, wood & tile floors, new
appliances. $1,600/mo. 352-466-0358. Avail
summer or Aug. 3120 NW 31st Blvd. 3-5-
1/1, Ridgeview, free water, next to park, on
the bus line, cent H/A, courtyard, 2 miles to
UF, convenient to shopping, no smoking, no
pets. $470 SD, $470/mo 562-2824 3-5-
1 BR Loft Style
starting at $530 mo.
M-F 1-6 Sat. by appt.
3006 SW 23rd St. 377-5221
$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR,
privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 3-22-
Baxter Cottage 2 blks to UF campus, 1013
SW 4 Ave 2BR/1BA, Bright, clean, complete-
ly remodeled, 500 sq ft, Cent AC/Ht,wood
firs, DW, W/D, NS, NPets. $500+util. Lease
runs thru 7/1/10 ATucker458@aol.com 3-5-
Lakefront House/5 Acres/Quiet
2BR/2BA/FI Rm w/pri ent/Lg Kit
LR w/Fire PI/Washer Dryer/2-car
813-473-3713 email@example.com 2-26-
$650, 2 bdrms, 1 block Shands, VA; Vet
school & campus short walk. Available now;
Prefer calm, quiet, stable, mature residents.
Carpets, Some utils furnished; Parking; 352
376 0080; 352 284 3873; firstname.lastname@example.org
Beautiful 3/3, close to school,dir. on bus!
Brand new appl, paint, bedding, remdld
bthrms, Frnt bldng, upstrs. $1250/mo.
2BR/2.5BA townhouse condo, 1 mi from
UF on bus route. Incl W/D, community club-
house, pool & fitness center. Wired for inter-
net & security sys. $878/mo. Avail 5/1 or 8/1.
Call/text 332-8841 email@example.com
"You want it, We got it!"
#1 in Amenities
2/2's: From $799; 3/3's: From $979
Includes FREE Internet
NW Appletree, Contemporary Home.
3BR/2BA, 2 car garage, sunroom, cul-de-sac
st. 1700 sq ft. NICE $995/mo. Irene Larsson
Owner/Realtor 352-373-2605, 352-538-1218
NW Home 3BR/2BA, 2 car carport, large
family room, fenced yard, extra storage,
W/D. $980/mo. Irene Larsson Mgmt Service
Amazing 4/4 house Fall-walk to UF or Law
Sch.Univ.& NW 28 St-on bus line-Huge bed-
rms-new appl.& paint-c/air-pets ok/fenced
yd/ Ig home-$2195-can email pics-954-270-
2BR HOUSE 2BLKS to UF Sorority Row/
Norman Hall area. Wood floors, new kitchen
vinyl, Cent H/AC, DW, fenced yard, wood
deck, parking, $1080/mo. Pets extra? Avail
Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg 3-17-
3BR/2BA HOUSE 2BLKS to UF Sorority
Row/Norman Hall area. W/D, ice maker, ce-
ramic tile. Cent H/AC, DW, parking, fenced
yard. $1545/mo. Pets extra? Avail Aug 16. 1
yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg 3-17-10-15-2
HUGE 4BR/2BA 2BLKS to UF Sorority Row/
Norman Hall area, remodeled baths, new:
stove, DW, disposal & AC, W/D, wd firs. cent
H/AC, parking. $2400/mo Pets extra? Avail
Aug 16. 1 yr lease. 665-8166 Iv mssg
One month free rent to qualified tenant with
year long lease- 2/1 $575.00 mo, across
from Santa Fe College w/d hkups & central
A/C. edbaurmanagement.com, 4121 NW
37th PL 352-375-7104 2-26-10-5-2
2 Bd,1.5 Ba,1200 sq ft townhouse in the
heart of the Historic Duckpond. Tile, french
doors,hardwood fls,DW.Amazing location,
blocks to downtown.379-4952 $895mo 508
NE 4th ave. avail now 3-5-10-10-2
Large 4BD/2BA home with D/W, W/D, Tile &
Wood flooring. 1 block from Newberry Rd &
Royal Park Plaza, 1 mile from UF. Available
now! $1500/mo + utils. 3806 SW 2nd Ave.
(407) 363- 7198 or cell (407) 234-1380
Houses Available for Fall!
2631 NW 1st Ave -$1845
402 NW 36th -$1425
315 NW 17th St. -$875
4 NW 25th St $1499
717 NW 34th St -$1320
FREE UF Parking!
DOWNTOWN 2BR/1BA DUPLEX apt w/loft,
spacious, central heat, window air, off-street
parking, convenient access to everything.
$630/mo, 1st, last, $600 dep. Call 352-373-
2 Bedroom/2 Bath Apartment Across the
Street from Library West, 2 Blocks from
Midtown. Washer/Dryer included. $600/BR
111 NW 15th Terrace. Contact Michael:
305-297-7111 firstname.lastname@example.org 2-26-10-
3 br/lba house near corner sw 34 st & nw 8
av separate dining & living areas, new kitch-
en, carport, wd/hook up, storage shed, front
lawn and fenced back yard. Water included
in rent. $945/mo call 258-4184 3-26-18-2
AVAILABLE AUG 1. 4BR/2BA HOUSE.
Game room, washer/dryer provided, quiet
street, privacy fenced back yard, central
heat/air. 1339 NW 39th St. $1250/mo. 352-
339-2342. Pets ok. 2-26-10-3-2
Awesome 1BR/1BA apt in the Duckpond
neighborhood. Close to UF, charming vin-
tage location, W/D on premises, pets ok.
Avail March 1st. $475/mo. Water & sewer
incl. Call Tom 871-4391 3-2-5-2
Last spring semester
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Summer sublease:1 suite available in
3BR/3BA for 3 month lease(May-
July),Lexington Crossing.Female only.Fully
furnished with W/D.On bus routes
9,34,36.$450/month all inclusive.Contact
Ms.Shao at 352-870-0264 or email@example.com
1BR in 4BR @ Courtyards 1231 sw 3rd ave,
1 block from uf! female only, furnished, build.
Aw/pool. $437/month all inclusive. Avail:May
1st, lease ends: Aug. 10th call 239-910-5800
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org 2-24-5-3
Furnished room w/private bath avialable now
till Aug. Located at Gateway at Gainesville
next to 1-75 and Archer. 352-871-5952
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2B/1.5B Available for Immediate Sub-Let
2nd fl unit, Arbor Park, 309 SW 16th Ave.
Spacious living/dining area, full kitchen,
balcony, central A/C & heat. 2 pools, laun-
dry and ample parking, well maintained by
friendly management. Pet friendly. Nice com-
plex w/ students & families. Close to Shands,
campus & downtown, major bus route with
grocery across the street. $700/mo (elec-
tric extra) Available NOW thru July 2010.
Contact Sean at 407.353.5721 or
1 BR UTILITIES INCLUDED, $650,
DOWNTOWN Gainesville. Available May -
Aug. Includes electric, cable, internet, W/D,
free parking in downtown garage, balcony.
Located in condo above Starbucks next to
Hippodrome. 201 SE 2nd Ave. Call Jason at
352-214-0302 for details. 2-26 10-5-3
SUBLEASE: ASAP Gainesville Place apts.
Male rommmate wanted, 4 bed/ 4 bath, un-
furnished bedroom/furnished apt. Rent $479
a month and will give $500 in cash when
signing. call 352-229-6222 2-26-10-5-3
I'VE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC!
Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a
replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!
Roommate Matching HERE
Oxford Manor 377-2777
The Landings 336-3838
The Laurels 335-4455
Greenwich Green 372-8100
Hidden Lake 374-3866
1BR INDIVIDUAL LEASES IN FURNISHED
4BR CONDOS. 2 blocks to UF. $260 + $50
utils charge/mo incl elec, cable tv, internet,
pool, laundry facility. 914 SW 8th Ave. 378-
Enjoy A Romantic Old House
Near library downtown. $295-$375/rm + utils.
Short term. No pets. No smoking. 378-1304
Female seeks roommate for 4/2.5 town-
house, cricket club, all included, no pets,
$400 954-557-4769 3-4-10-30-4
Beautifully renovated, furnished
condo,1 mile from UF, $399/MO
includes cable, internet, utilities,
pool + fitness room and on bus route,
Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871
soft b -llco,
A must see! Share a 2/1 across the street
from ShandsNA. Walk/bike/bus to class/
work. New appliances/flooring. Low utilities.
$350/month. Call Tim to see- 352-843-0220.
Female seeks roommate for new 3/2 home
in clean, quiet SW neighborhood. $450 incl
all utils. No pets, no smoking. 352-641-6166.
Furnished, 1 acre fenced yard, W/D, DW,
central H/AC. Available immediately. 3-2-
Looking for roommate to share 2/2 at
Lakewood Villas. $525 per month with inter-
net/full digital cable/utilities included. On bus
route. 850-585-4405. 3-5-10-13-4
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00 Hyundai Elantra $2900
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
UF ends losing streak to UT
By ADAM BERRY
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators shook two
monkeys off their backs Tues-
Florida snapped its six-
game losing streak against
Tennessee and notched a
much-needed win against a
quality Southeastern Confer-
ence opponent late in the sea-
son, something it hasn't been
able to do in recent years, tak-
ing down the No. 19 Volun-
teers (20-7, 8-5 SEC) 75-62 in
the O'Connell Center.
With the victory, the
"That was a big r4sum6
win for us, and we're
just moving another
step closer to where we
want to get to. We can't
ask for a bigger win
UF sophomore point guard
Gators (20-8, 9-4 SEC) in-
creased their odds of making
the NCAA Tournament for
the first time since winning
back-to-back national cham-
pionships in 2006 and 2007.
"That was a big r6sum6
win for us, and we're just
moving another step closer
to where we want to get to,"
said sophomore point guard
Erving Walker, who tied for
a team high with 19 points.
"We can't ask for a bigger
win right now."
The last two seasons, the
Gators struggled to beat po-
tential NCAA Tournament
teams late in the season, re-
sulting in consecutive late-
season meltdowns and NIT
"It's a new team," said ju-
nior forward Chandler Par-
sons, who scored 19 points
SEE HOOPS, PAGE 24
Matt Tripp/ Alligator Staff
UF guard Erving Walker shoots a three-pointer during the second half of the
Gators' 75-62 win against Tennessee
Gators win in wet weather
By TONI-ANN MILLER
Florida was up against more than
just La Salle on Tuesday.
The Gators (2-0) fought through the
cold, rain and sleet in Philadelphia to
beat the Explorers 15-5 on Temple's
Leaving the sun and warm tempera-
tures of Florida for the 35-degree weath-
er in Pennsylvania, Amanda O'Leary's
squad had to pay keen attention to the
little things to get the victory.
"When you play in this type of
weather, the key is making good passes
and concentrating on your fundamen-
tals," O'Leary said. "Despite the inclem-
ent weather, they did a great job of ad-
SDashiell and Caroline
Chesterman led the
Gators in scoring with
Lacrosse four and three goals, re-
Midfielder Kitty Cullen and attack-
ers Caroline Cochran and Ashley Bruns
added two each. Bruns also led the team
SEE LACROSSE, PAGE 24
Florida continues to overachieve with victory over Tennessee
The Florida men's basketball
team did wonders for its
NCAA Tournament hopes
by beating Tennessee on Tuesday,
as the Gators are trying to avoid
their third NIT appearance in as
And the Gators should be
It sounds weird to say because
Billy Donovan has established
UF as one of the Southeastern
Conference's premier basket-
ball programs, and the Tourna-
ment certainly hasn't been for-
eign territory in his 14 years in
Gainesville, but this year's team
has really overachieved.
Donovan has been handcuffed
into using just an eight-man ro-
tation by a brutal lack of depth,
and two of those players, Erik
Murphy and Ray Shipman, have
combined to play just 21.6 min-
utes per game.
It wouldn't be far off to say the
Gators have won 20 games this
season using little more than six
players, a nearly impossible feat.
Add to that the fact that senior
Dan Werner is in the midst of by
far his worst season as a Gator,
Kyle Maistri Boynton,
Kyle Points Parsonsd
kmaistr@alllgatororg Par n s,
Macklin against the world or
at least the SEC.
Of those five guys, there's not
one sure-fire NBA player in the
I can't think of a team I've
watched this season that has done
more with less than Florida.
From where I sit, there are
two reasons the Gators have been
able to post a 9-4 conference re-
cord with a roster that includes
only two true guards and one
The biggest reason is Donovan
finally getting a post-'04s team to
commit to defense every night.
There have been many games
this season in which the team's
collective shooting touch has
abandoned the Gators to put
it lightly but they've competed
hard on the defensive end every
time out, whether or not the shots
No one exemplifies this at-
titude more than Boynton, who
has shot 37 percent from the field
in his first collegiate season but
established himself early on as a
UF was third in the SEC in
scoring defense coming into the
game against the Vols, letting up
64.3 points per game.
The other reason for Florida's
success is the dramatically im-
proved play of Parsons.
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Bruns leads UF with six goals in two games
LACROSSE, from page 22
with four assists, while Cochran
dished out two.
So far, Bruns owns the season
lead for goals (six) and assists
O'Leary said her players did
a good job of maintaining pos-
session of the ball throughout
the game, and they improved on
some of her concerns entering the
"There was much more com-
munication," she said. "After the
Jacksonville game, we focused on
making sure that we were going
to play a better team defense, and
they were able to improve in that
part of their game. It was good to
She said the team reacted well
to playing in an unfamiliar place
on an unfamiliar field and even
had to deal with another unusual
field component the turf.
The field at Temple was com-
pletely Astro Turf, and O'Leary
said the Gators had only played
on Field Turf and the grass surface
at Donald R. Dizney Stadium.
Even with the adjustments it
needed to make, UF remained in
control of the game.
The Gators played the role of
the attackers in the match, taking
23 shots on goal to the Explorers'
UF also challenged La Salle for
the 19 available ground balls but
picked up only eight.
Dashiell scored the first goal
less than a minute into the game,
UF midfielder Brittany Dashiell led the Gators with four goals in their
15-5 win over La Salle on Tuesday at Temple in Philadelphia.
giving UF the early lead.
The squad quickly landed two
more in the net, and it held the
Explorers scoreless until 21:50 left
in the first half.
UF closed out the half scoring
three unanswered goals, and at
the break it led 8-3.
The second half proved to be
more of the same for the Gators
who continued their streak of
three unanswered goals with an-
other five to start the final period.
KYLE, from page 22
The junior forward has easily been the Gators
most and arguably only consistent player after
logging two years of constant ups and downs.
He is averaging career highs in points (11.7), re-
bounds (seven), assists (2.4), field-goal percentage
(50.2), free-throw percentage (66.1), three-point per-
centage (36.5), buzzer-beaters (two), guys who wish
they were him (5,472) and girls who wish they were
O'Leary said because her team
has seven scoring threats, it was
hard to shut down any one or two
of those players, which placed the
Gators in position to score as of-
ten as they did.
"That's what our goal is on the
offensive end," she said. "To have
every single one of those seven
players that are on the field as
threats. When we can accomplish
that, like we did today, great
things will happen."
with him (4,591).
With Parsons' natural talent, he should be a
3,000-3,000 guy at best.
It was only fitting that he would lead the charge
with a 19-point, eight-rebound performance as UF
pulled away from Tennessee in the second half.
It's safe to say no one expected the Gators to be
playing for their 10th SEC win with three games left
on the schedule. They have overachieved in every
sense of the word.
And I mean that as a compliment.
Gators use 23-6 run to
pull away late in game
HOOPS, from page 22
and grabbed eight rebounds. "It doesn't really matter
what happened the last two years, the last six games. To-
night was the only game that mattered."
It seemed as if UF's shooting woes from beyond the arc
would continue Tuesday night, as it hit just 1 of 9 before
halftime, but Walker and Parsons nailed four huge threes
that turned a tight game into a blowout.
Walker hit three shots from beyond the arc in less than
two minutes, followed by a three-pointer by Chandler
Parsons that pushed the Gators' lead to 20 to cap off a
23-6 run by UF.
"That's what he's done for us all year. He steps up
when the game's on the line," Parsons said of Walker.
"He's an impact player who really stepped up and made
some shots for us today."
With its outside shot not falling in the first half, UF got
into the lane and scored 26 of its 37 points in the paint be-
fore intermission, attacking the Vols' big men and getting
Wayne Chism and Brian Williams into foul trouble.
Chism, who dominated the Gators
f in the teams' first matchup, only played
15 minutes and fouled out with 4:02 re-
maining, allowing UF to have its way
Men's down low.
Basketball "That was huge," Parsons said. "We
definitely wanted to get the ball inside.
We felt like we had an advantage in there."
Coming off a career-high 22 points against Ole Miss
on Saturday, junior center Vernon Macklin avoided the
letdown UF coach Billy Donovan feared, scoring 13 points
and grabbing 10 rebounds.
Junior power forward Alex Tyus added eight points
and eight boards, and the Gators frontcourt redeemed it-
self for its poor showing against the Volunteers in their
61-60 loss in Knoxville, Tenn., on Jan. 31.
Florida got off to a hot start, jumping out to an 11-4
lead and ending the first half on a 7-0 run to tie the game
The Gators kept it close despite a huge disparity in the
teams' outside shooting. The Volunteers hit six threes be-
fore halftime while UF hit just one of its nine attempts a
bank shot from the top of the key by Kenny Boynton.
"We can win games without even shooting well," Par-
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Freshmen have another chance to impress against UCF
By ANTHONY CHIANG
Alligator Staff Writer
The Gators' freshmen are most comfort-
able in the spotlight and on the field.
If their name is not one of the nine listed
on UF coach Kevin O'Sullivan's lineup card,
then the newcomers start to feel a little anx-
ious and uncomfortable.
Freshman pitcher Brian Johnson didn't
know what to do when he was yanked out
of Saturday's game against USF in the sixth
"I don't think he's ever been taken out of
a game," O'Sullivan said. "He didn't know
how to react when I asked for the ball."
If their play in the opening series was any
indication, these first-year players shouldn't
have a problem staying on the field.
No. 5 Florida (3-0) will call upon another
freshman, Hudson Randall, to be its starting
pitcher in tonight's matchup against UCF
(3-0) at 6:30 in McKethan Stadium.
However, Randall would not be the first
member of UF's No. 1 recruiting class to
Freshmen Austin Maddox and Kamm
Washington hit home runs in their first
games as Gators. Mike Zunino already
knows what it feels like to hit a walk-off
single, and Johnson finished his first start
without letting up an earned run.
"That's why we recruit them," O'Sullivan
said. "Good players make coaches look
good it's as simple as that. There's no real
Through the first weekend, the freshmen
are making their coach look very good.
Maddox hit a home run in each of his first
two games and had two more stolen from
him by USF center fielder Ryan Lockwood.
Those plays kept Maddox from labeling his
first series a complete success.
"It was exciting to put on the uniform for
the first time," Maddox said. "I thought I
swung the bat pretty good, but I just didn't
have good luck this weekend."
Pitchers have already started to throw
differently to him, as he did not see a fast-
ball after his first at-bat of the series on Fri-
day, when he hit a home run to right field.
He shouldn't have a problem making the
necessary adjustments at the plate because
the freshmen have shown they are capable
of adapting on the fly.
"We changed up the lineup a little bit,
and the next thing you know, you're ask-
ing freshmen who have never sat before to
get loose in the seventh inning," O'Sullivan
Washington, who was put in that situa-
tion Sunday, admitted to having some trou-
ble coming off the bench late in the game.
"When you are pinch-hitting, it's a little
bit tougher because you sit in the dugout
and it's just mentally harder to come in to
the game," Washington said.
But that wasn't a problem for Zunino,
who sat out the final game of the series un-
til he was called upon to come in late and
eventually hit the walk-off single to beat the
None of these accomplishments sur-
prised O'Sullivan, though.
"They are certainly capable," he said.
"You never quite know if they are going to
deliver when the lights go on and when it
really matters, but they did nothing differ-
ent than what they've been doing."
Harrison Diamond/ Alligator Staff
UF freshman Austin Maddox hit two home runs in the Gators' opening series against
USF. He will look to continue that success against UCF tonight at 6:30 in Gainesville.
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lead Gators to
By KELSIE HOECHERL
It was a sister act for the Florida women's golf team Tues-
day in its final round at the Central District Invitational.
Sophomore Marika Lendl and sister, freshman Isabelle,
finished the tournament in a tie for first place, both with a
three-round score of 212, four-under par in the Gators' first
place finish with a total of 857 (290-281-286, -7)
Isabelle, however, claimed the tournament title after she
beat her older sister in a scorecard playoff. The winner was
determined from the golfer's score on the last nine holes.
"It was so fun to watch them [the Lendl sisters] all day,"
UF coach Jan Dowling said. "It was an incredible scene. I
don't think it has been done before where two sisters tie for
first in a college event...they were both so composed down
the stretch, they deserve it.
"They've worked hard and it was really great to see them
handle some pressure."
The duo battled to the end, making even the scorecard
score than her sister, shooting one-under.
Isabelle struggled on the back nine after
back-to-back bogeys but redeemed herself
with three birdies and an eagle to cap off
the round. Isabelle wound up topping her
sister by shooting a three-under final nine.
As a squad, UF finished seven strokes
under par and 29 strokes ahead of the sec-
Isabelle Lendl ond-place finisher, TCU.
"This week was truly a team effort,"
Dowling said. "Everyone played well, we had everyone in
the top 20, which is a testament to our team depth. That is
what a team requires to be successful down the stretch. We
are obviously very excited about this win, it was a great win
and it is going to motivate us to continue working hard for
the later parts of the spring season."
All around, Florida had strong performances from its
Freshman Mia Piccio scored a personal best with two
career-low rounds and the highest finish of her career, a tie
for fourth. Piccio finished three rounds carding 217 (72-73-
Sophomore Evan Jensen also notched a new personal
best, finishing 54 holes with a total score of 218 (71-72-75,
+2). Jensen beat her previous best of 221, which she shot at
the 2008 Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge. Jensen
finished in a tie for seventh.
Junior Jessica Yadloczky rounded out the Gators' lineup,
finishing in 18th. She had her lowest score Tuesday and to-
taled 223 (76-74-73, +7) in three rounds.
UF sweeps FSU, extends streak
The Gators were a perfect 9-0
By JAIME MANHEIMER
The No. 9 UF women's ten-
nis team defeated No. 15 FSU on
Tuesday, improving its record to
8-2 and furthering two impres-
With the win, Florida in-
creased its all-time series lead
in the rivalry to 50-1, and it was
the Gators' 84th-straight regular-
season win at home, a school re-
UF swept the six singles and
three doubles matches, a posi-
tive way to gear up for one of its
toughest challenges of the season
Florida will host No. 6 Duke,
the defending national champi-
on, on Sunday.
"I feel like were playing good
tennis, and we have to make
sure we don't make it too much
of a big deal," UF coach Roland
Thornqvist said. "It's one match
of many, and we need to continue
the trend of getting better, and
it's a great opportunity for us.
"And if we do all the things
we need to do and come in pre-
Lauren Embree hits a backhand during her and Anastasia Revzina's
doubles match against FSU on Tuesday. The pair won 8-6.
pared," he added, "I think we can
be very good."
Freshman Lauren Embree and
senior Anastasia Revzina orches-
trated the most emotional win
against the Seminoles, winning
four-straight games to come back
from a 6-4 deficit and defeat Amy
Sargeant and Francesca Segarelli
of FSU on Court 2.
"Frankly, I thought we played
well in one doubles match (No. 3
pair Allie Will and Marrit Boon-
stra), but we played terrible in
the other two," Thornqvist said.
"The thing we preach the most
is to play together, and I didn't
think we did that until the last
two games of the set."
"I feel like we're playing
good tennis, and we have
to make sure we don't
make it too much of a big
UF women's tennis coach
Revzina added that nerves
played a role in her doubles
pair's slow start, but she was able
to turn things around before the
'Noles took a commanding lead
in the match.
"Anastasia did a good job re-
covering though she looked
terrible in the first set," Thorn-
qvist said. "I could tell she had
no feel, but then she started to
get better mentally and landed a
couple of nice forehands."
Embree (No. 22) had the best
overall outing of the day and
cruised to victory (6-2, 6-1) in her
singles match against Lauren Mc-
"[Embree] played excellent
tennis," Thornqvist said. "She
did a great job staying balanced
in her singles match and really
played fabulous tennis through-
out the day."
The UF men's tennis team will
also get a shot at its rival, as the
Gators will host Florida State to-
day at 5 p.m.
Florida draws inspiration, toughness from local 8-year-old
* THE GATORS WILL FACE VANDERBILT TONIGHT
By EUGENIO TORRENS
Before the Gators take the floor at Memorial Gym tonight
at 7 to take on Vanderbilt, they'll be reminded by an 8-year-
old about toughness.
Catriona "Cat" Chennell was diagnosed when she was 4
with primary pulmonary hypertension a deficiency of the
heart and lungs where her heart wasn't receiving enough
oxygen. She spent 345 days at Shands Medical Center wait-
ing for a heart and lung transplant.
On Sunday, she attended her first-ever Gators sporting
event: the women's basketball game against UGA.
With Cat in mind in every team huddle, her plea for a
win didn't fall on deaf ears as the Gators held on to beat No.
20 Georgia 64-57.
"It was a lot of fun," Cat said. "It was really a dream come
true for me."
The Gators (14-13, 7-7 Southeastern Conference) will
look to answer Cat's call again when they face off against
the Commodores in Nashville.
Jence Rhoads led VU (19-8, 8-6 SEC) with 14 points in a
66-58 win at the O'Connell Center on Feb. 4.
"They whooped our butt on our home
court," UF guard Jordan Jones said. "We
got revenge on UGA, and now it's time to
get it for Vandy, too."
Women's The Commodores don't necessar-
Basketball ily boast size, like Tennessee and Georgia
have, but they rely on tenacity and their
ability to shoot the ball.
"They're not very big, so it'll be a battle of the less-than-
six-foot kids on Wednesday," UF coach Amanda Butler
Vanderbilt ranks 15th in the country in field goal per-
centage (48.5) and leads the SEC from three-point range in
Last time out against VU, the Gators were effective scor-
ing in the paint (32 points), but never got their outside shots
going a 23-percent clip from beyond the arc. If UF hopes
to keep any glimmer of a tournament bid alive, a win in
Nashville is crucial.
"We have a team with five seniors on it, so are they aware
that there are implications for every win and loss? Absolute-
ly," Butler said. "It's not something we as a coaching staff
have to talk about that much."
While Butler may not be stressing the chances of mak-
ing the tournament with her team, it's clear she thought the
team needed a spark. It was Butler who introduced Cat to
The two parties have become so close in the past few
days, Cat and her father, Justin, made the trip to the airport
to see the team off to play Vanderbilt tonight.
"I don't know if we win against UGA if we don't have
Cat there for our inspiration," Jones said. "She's our new
little good luck charm, so we're going to keep in close con-
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010 U ALLIGATOR, ADVERTISEMENT, 27
Constitution Amendments for the 2010 Spring Ballot
Fellow members of the Gator Nation:
As you may know, Student Government elections are upon us. While you may or may not vote in these elections, it is important that you know that this election is a bit different than most. Every 10
years, our student body Constitution demands that a Commission convene to draft revisions to our constitution, and this process has occurred over the last 14 months. The results of the
Commission's work will be on the ballot during this election and you will have the opportunity to accept or reject the changes. I write to you today, as the Chairman of this Commission, to encourage
you to vote in favor of these changes.
The 20 members of the Commission are proposing many important changes to our Constitution. The process was not a political process, but one designed to ensure that this important document
holds our elected leaders accountable, that this document is updated and current, and that our student body has access to our student courts and student leaders. Our changes lower the threshold
for impeachment for Student Senators that have been accused of official misconduct. We lowered the threshold to submit constitutional initiatives to the Student Supreme Court. In light of Florida
Board of Governors Resolution 08-23, we ensured the continued viability and presence of the former office of Honor Court Chancellor by creating a presidentially appointed position.
The 20 members of this Commission span the entire spectrum of our Gator Nation community. From Majority and Minority party senators, the Interim Dean of Students, the current Senate President
Pro-Ter, the current Chief Justice of the Student Body Supreme Court, the Director of Student Activities and Involvement, to many involved undergraduate, graduate, and law students. The result is
a comprehensive and united effort to help ensure that our student government, like our student body, remains unrivaled in reputation, both today and into the future. I would encourage you to review
the proposed changes and email me directly to discuss any questions you may have. We hope you will take the time to vote to pass this new Constitution.
David M. Kemer
Chairman, 2009-2010 Constitution Revision Commission
On Behalf of the Full Commission: Taylor Tribou, Ben Cavataro, Thomas Cockriel, Matt Michel, Jay Miller, Naadira Renfroe, Dan Siegel, Jacqueline Acosta, Victoria Ajayi, Kirby Bissel, Brooke Eisen-
smith, Audrey Goldman, Kara Olesky, Frank Pierce, Whitney Smith, Josh Winegar, Dr. Paige Crandall (Interim Dean of Students), Dr. Nancy Chrystal-Green (Director of Student Activities and In-
volvement), Mr. Chris Loschiavo (Director of Student Conduct and Conflict Resolution).
Language as it will appear on the ballot:
Should the Student Body Constitution be amended to: change the time for appointment of Summer Replacement Senators from May 1 to
the last meeting of spring term; remove verbiage that purports to allow the Student Senate to contract on behalf of the student body;
permit the Student Senate to amend election laws within four weeks, rather than five weeks, of an election; comply with Florida Board of
Governors Resolution 08-23 by preserving the role of the Honor Code Chancellor, now referred to "Honor Code Executive Director," and
allowing this executive director to be appointed by the Student Body President; amend Article III to read "Funding Fee Increase Restric-
tions", instead of "Budget Restrictions"; ensure that terms of executive department heads expire concurrently with the terms of the elect-
ed executive officials; remove any reference to the "Student Honor Court" and "Student Honor Court Bar Association;" direct the submis-
sion of proposals by initiative to the Chief Justice of the Student Body; amend the proposal initiative process to provide that a petition
carrying the signatures of 5% of the student body shall be placed on the ballot; authorize the Elections Commission to determine if initia-
tive ballot titles and summaries are accurate and lawful and amend ballot titles and summary if they determine that they are not accurate,
subject to appeal to the Student Body Supreme Court; require 2/3 of the trial body of the Student Senate for conviction of impeachment,
instead of 3/4; make grammatical and other minor corrections and replacements.
Summary of changes proposed in the amendment:
1-1: Article II: Changes various wording in the article. For example, this proposal removes the words "by law", and replaces this phrase with 'provide by Student Body law". Further, where the article used list every judicial office, it now simply states
"Student Government offices of the Judicial Branch". Where the article used to use the word "de jure", it now reads "automatic". Moves the non-discrimination clause to Article 1. There are no major substantive changes in this proposal.
1-2: Article I: The non-discrimination clause is added here. Further, the basic rights under section 2 are now listed in a bullet point form, instead of reading as one full paragraph. The Honor Code is within this article.
1-3: Amends the preamble to read:
We, the Student Body of the University of Florida, in order to:
-Represent and defend the rights and interests of students to the university, the community, and government;
-Provide a forum for the expressions of student views and interests;
-Promote the academic freedom and responsibility and high standards of education;
-Provide services and organize events for the benefit of students; and
-Help promote understanding and recognition of the responsibilities of students to the university, the community, and humanity,
Do hereby establish this Constitution.
2-1: Article III: Amends section 1 to read "All legislative powers of the Student Body shall be vested in a student senate.', instead of reading 'All legislative powers of the Student Body shall be vested in the student senate."
2-2: Article III: Capitalizes "Student Senate" (where it used to read "student senate"). Further, it changes the deadline to appoint summer senators from May 1, to the last meeting of spring term.
2-3: Article III: Amends section 5 to mandate that the Student Senate President and the Student Senate President Pro Tempore shall be elected by the members of the senate according to their rules and procedures.
2-4: Article III: Amends section 6 by removing subsection (i), which purported to give the student senate the right to contract on behalf of the student body.
2-5: Article III: Amends section 7, subsection (i) to read "change the election laws during the four weeks before the scheduled election to be effective for that election.", instead of five weeks.
2-6: Article III: Amends section 7 by adding the office of "Executive Director of the Honor Code Administration" to the list of officers allowed to address the student senate.
2-7: Article III: Amends section 9 title to read "Funding Fee Increase Restrictions" instead of reading "Budget Restrictions".
2-8: Article III: Amends section 7 by removing subsection (h), which purports to give the student senate the authority to regulate a student honor court bar association.
3-2: Article IV: Amends section 4 to allow the student body president to appoint a 'Student Honor Code Executive Director" to the cabinet. Further, it mandates that the terms of the heads of executive departments shall expire concurrently with the
expiration of the regular terms of the elected executive officials. Finally, it changes the term "University Cashier" to read "University Controller".
4-1: Article IV: Eliminates section 4 (student honor court) and other references to it. It clarifies that the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court shall appoint law students to serve as temporary justices where an Associate or the Chief Justice is subject
5-1: Article V: Amends section 6 to require that the student senate to validate the general and run-off elections "in the next regularly scheduled senate meeting", instead of reading "no later than 10 school days after the last day of the final election
an election cycle" Further, it amends section 7 to read that campus wide officers elected in the spring general election in races requiring a majority vote shall assume office "on the last regularly scheduled class day", instead of reading "at 8:00 PM
on May 1st". Further, it amends section 8 to require a member of student government to hold a 2.5 GPA instead of a 2.0 GPA. Finally, it amends section 8 to read "Center for Student Activities and Involvement" instead of "Office of Student Activi-
6-1: Articles VII and VIII: Amends these articles to reverse the composition of the Impeachment Body and Trial Body and apply the same voting threshold of 2/3 for each body. The prior burden for the trial was 3/4. Amends the article to demand
that 5% of the electorate sign any initiative before it will be placed on the ballot and directs that any initiative be directed to the Chief Justice of the Student Supreme Court. It further allows the Elections Commission to review the ballot title and sum-
mary of any initiative to ensure it complies with the law, and allows them to amend it if they find it does not comply with the law, subject to Supreme Court jurisdiction. Further, it amends the constitution to demand that a Constitution Revision Com-
mission convene in 2019. Finally, regarding the CRC, it demands that the Director if CSAI be a member of the 2019 CRC instead of the Dean of Student.
Please contact David Kerer, Student Body Supreme Court Chief Justice and Chairman of the Constitutional Revision Committee,with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A copy of the changes can be found at www.sg.ufl.edu. Elections will be held February 23-24. Please visit www.sg.ufl.edu/elections for polling locations and a list of candidates.
28, ALLIGATOR 0 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2010
UF STUDENT GOVERNMENT ELECTION 2oo0
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Should the Suden Body Constitution be
amended to: change the me for appointment
of Summer Replacement Senators from May 1
o the last meet of spring term; remove
verbiage that purports to alow the Student
Senateto contract on behalf ofthe student
body; permit the Student Senate to amend
election laws within four weeks, rather than five
wees, of an election; comply with Florida
Board of Govemors Resoltion 0-23 by
preserving the role of the Honor Code
Chanceor., now referred to as "Hnor Code
Executive Direcor" and alowig thisexecutive
director to be appointed by the Studen Body
President amend Aricle III to read *Funding
Fee Increase Restctions", Instead of "Budget
Restrictions"; ensure that terns of executive
department heads expire concurrently with the
terms ofthe elected executive officials; remove
any reference to the Student Honor Court and
Student Honor Court Bar Association;' dect
the submission of proposals by iniative to the
Chief Justice of the Student Body; amend the
proposal initiative process to provide that a
petition carrying the signatus of 5% of the
student body shall be placed on the ball
authorize he Elections Commission to
determine if nitlaive ballot tles and
summaries are accurate and lawul and amend
ball tiles and sunmary if they determine that
they are nt accurate, subject to appeal to the
Studeln Body Supreme Court reqie 213 of
the tMal body of the Student Senate for
convicil of impeachment instead of 3/4;
make grammatical and other minor corrections
A Retz Union fee has been proposed to repair
and expand the facility. This fee would better
student services, and increase space for
students and orgaizaions. Both USF and FSU
have implemented fees: $20 per semester plus
$1.50 per credit hour at USF. and a fee of $20
per semester plus $2 per credit hour at FSU. At
UF the current proposed fee is $20 per
semester plus $3 per credit hour.
This wll allow f students at the state's
flagship university to have access o the same
level olqtualy in student resources as those
offered at Florida's other state universities and
its peer unversiies arod the coury. A
recent universe survey shows the Reiz Union
is in need of more than $40 million in deferred
maintenance and repairs. The Reitz Union was
buil moe than 40 years ago for the 19,000
students then enrolled. UF now has nearly
50,000 students and more man 900 student
organmzaions, al in need of space. resources
Shal a new student fee be created to fund
repairs of the J. Wayne Reiz Union?
YES 4 M
Shala Reitz Union Fee, i implemented, be
used to pay for additional epansions to the
J. Wayne Relz Union? I a fee is implemented,
voting YES indicates the wish to lund an
expansion of the Union. Voting NO indicates
the wish to only fund necessary repairs
NO I 0
Should the Uniersity of Fldajoin the
Workers Rights Cossotium to help ensure that
licensed merchandise wth the University o
Florida and Gator logos is not made In