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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 71 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Darts and LaurelsThe Editorial Board looks back at the past week, pg 6. UF Chemistry Club posts tutoring videos on YouTubeThe members explain General Chemistry 1 problems, pg 9. MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer For those who want to own a Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park bison, the application deadline is approaching. The requests for proposals, which will determine who will get to remove and keep the bison, are due Dec. 6 to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. They were sent out Nov. 4. Jessica Sims, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, said the proposals will be reviewed this month, and a vendor will be picked before 2012. The department will not know the exact date the process will begin, how long it will take, how much it will cost or the details of the removal until a vendor is selected, Sims wrote in an email. David Jowers, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park manager, is directing all questions about the bison to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The department decided in spring to remove all adult, male bison from the herd of about 60. Since then, some animal activists and park enthusiasts have protested the removal, saying it will decrease the areas cultural heritage and possibly lead to the slaughter of the animals. A public meeting was held in December 2010, when some Alachua County residents advocated keeping the animals in the park. Are you going to literally kill these creatures? activist Lisa Grossman asked at the meeting. No, we dont plan to kill anything, said Dan Pearson, environmental specialist for the Florida Park Service. Would you purposely sell them to people you think are going to slaughter them? she asked. I hope not, he answered. Florida takes on No. 4 SyracuseThe No. 10 Gators travel to Syracuse, N.Y., tonight to take on the Orange at 7, pg. 20. Video games are becoming popular teaching tools in college classrooms. See story, page 11. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 2072 /49 Joey Flechas / Alligator Staff Jose Soto, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in food and resource economics, 31, left, and anthropology junior Robbey Hayes, 22, right, lead a group of about 60 protesters to Emerson Alumni Hall, where the UF Board of Trustees met Thursday. They rallied against tuition and fees increases. ERIN JESTER and JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writers With a gallery of administrators, protesters and Student GovBoard of Trustees met Thursday to address issues ranging from new student fees to the proposed Reitz Union renovation. The boards Committee on Educational Policy & Strategy approved a proposal for a new undergraduate enhancement fee that would supplement graduate assistant stipends. The committee comprises the full board, which will meet today. If the Board of Governors, the state university systems highest governing body, approves the fee, undergraduate students will pay $89 per semester or $178 per year throughout their undergraduate education. The new fee would not be covered by the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. UF President Bernie Machen spoke about the impact graduate assistants have on undergraduate education, citing the bulk of instruction they provide to undergraduate students. Student Body President Anthony Reynolds abstained from the vote, saying he did not feel comfortable taking a stance. After careful thought, I realized that I represent undergraduate and graduate students, Reynolds said. After speaking with members of Graduate Assistants United, who asked the Board of Trustees at the meeting to eliminate graduate assistant fees, Machen said he is willing to discuss the concerns after the beginning of the new year. I think theres some common ground in there that we can work over, he said. The Board also approved Trustees vote to approve new undergraduate fee UF HAS A STRICT ANTI-HAZING POLICY. EMILY MORROW Alligator Writer It has been 13 days since the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, and the nation is still in shock. Four students have been dismissed, band director Julian White has been university system is calling for an investigation of the school, Gov. Rick Scott has called for a re-evaluation of Florida universities hazing policies. UF has a strict no-hazing policy that that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or afIn Florida, hazing in high school or college is a crime. If the hazing causes serious injury or death, it is a third-degree felony. Chris Loschiavo, director of UFs Resolution, said he receives about two to three hazing complaints a semester. Complaints are often anonymous, he said, and he has yet to deal with anything as serious as a students death. hears a complaint, it begins an investigation of the claims. If a complaint were serious or criminal in nature, University Police would be involved, he said. According to a study conducted by the National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention, about 55 percent of U.S. college students experience some sort of hazing.UF reacts to FAMU students death, hazing investigationLOCAL Deadline to own Paynes Prairie bison approachesSEE TRUSTEES, PAGE 8 SEE HAZING, PAGE 8Machen No, we dont plan to kill anything. Dan Pearsonenvironmental specialist for the Florida Park Service

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 71 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 72/49 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/52 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY WHATS HHAPPENING?Dancin Gators Fall Dance Showcase Today, 8 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Styles of dance showcased include: jazz, tap, hip-hop, pointe, contemporary, swing, Irish, bhangra, Bollywood, Spanish and more. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. Alachua County Public Schools will be at the show collecting donations of canned food items to provide Alachua families with a holiday meal. For more information, visit www.dancingators.weebly.com. Inspi(RED) Soccer Charity Tournament Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maguire Field The ONE campaign at UF and Kappa Delta sorority will cohost a 6v6 charity soccer tour nament at Maguire Field. All proceeds will go to Grassroot Soccer, an organization that harnesses the global popular ity of soccer to help prevent the spread of AIDS worldwide. Teams can register at www. grassrootsoccer.org/inspiredsoccer/tournament-calendar/. Registration costs $4 per player. Free agents are welcome to sign up. More information about the Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.CORREECTITIONNIn Thursdays edition of the Alligator, a headline for an ar ticle incorrectly stated that a former UF professor was sentenced to four years in prison. He was sentenced to six months. tournament is available on the registration site. There will be prizes for the best teams. Food for Thought Sunday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Marston Library, Library West Food for Thought will provide students with an opportunity to take a break from studying by providing refreshments, an inflatable obstacle course and a photo booth. There will also be an arts and crafts station and a stress relief station. Tutoring Zone tutors will be available to offer students study hints and assistance in studying for exams. There will be an opportunity to win lap desks, survival bags, stickers and coupons for review sessions at Tutoring Zone. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON House Republicans are drafting legislation to renew an expiring unemploysaid Thursday, and intend to add it to a planned extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut due to run out on Dec. 31. The measure is expected on week. It marks the second sign in as many days that lawmakers in both parties are eager to close out the year with a compromise on key elements of President Barack Obamas jobs program. of the extension of both programs will be covered within the mearise as a result. on the condition of anonymity to provide details in advance of a for mal announcement. With unemployment hover ing around 9 percent nationally, Obama urged Congress in September to renew and expand the payroll tax cut he signed a year ago and called for an extension of benfor the long-term jobless. The core state-paid unemployment insurance program guarantees coverage for six months, but Congress typically has provided additional weeks of federal jobless in 2008, the last year of George W. Bushs administration. Letting extended jobless assistance expire would mean that about 6 million people would lose next year, with 1.8 million cut off within a month. It was unclear what changes, if any, Republicans intend to propose for the unemployment of the bill. A struggle already has broken out over steps to pay for the payroll tax increase. Senate Democrats want to levy a 3.5 percent surtax on millionwhile Senate Republicans unveiled an alternative on Wednesday that relies on freezing federal workers pay through 2015 and reducing the governments bureaucracy by 200,000 jobs. The bill also would raise Medicare premiums for the wealthy and take steps to deny stamps to anyone with a sevenSenate Republicans said their legislation would offset the cost of the payroll tax cut extension and ditional savings that could reduce from the Internal Revenue Ser available. Their bill would impose a 100 percent tax on those payments. Neither of the two alternatives appears likely to win the 60-vote Senate majority needed to advance in votes anticipated Thursday night, a double-barreled rejection that would presumably clear the compromise. With lawmakers eager to adjourn for the year at midmonth, Republican and Democratic leaders have also begun discussions on legislation to avert a 27 percent cut in payments to doctors who treat The measure generally has bipartisan support, since it has the backing of the American Medical Association as well as patient advocacy groups.AP PhotoAfter a meeting with GOP Supercommittee members, House Speaker Obama

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 STUDENT LIFE SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Contributing WriterAt UF, three out of 10 students do not know their HIV status. On Thursday, in honor of World AIDS Day, GatorWell encouraged those students The on-campus counseling service, along with Eta Sigma Gamma and the College of Health and Human Performance, offered free HIV testing from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Florida Gym. The testing was held as part of GatorWells third-annual World AIDS Day event. About 100 students registered to get tested. Its a day where we can highlight the importance of knowing your status, said Samantha Evans, GatorWell sexual health promotion specialist. GatorWell also offers free HIV testing by appointment on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Other campus and community organizations held events for the international obser vance. The Queer Straight Alliance at Santa Fe College hosted a walk Thursday afternoon to raise money for Positives Empowering Positives, a local organization designed to support people living with HIV and AIDS. The alliance also provided information to students. ers to people walking by, said 19-year-old business freshman Jeremy Redford, president of the Queer Straight Alliance. The event ended with Condom Miranda presenting a show about sexual education and AIDS and HIV prevention to 79 students, Redford said. Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood raised awareness about safe sex and World AIDS Day by distributing bags with condoms outside of clubs in downtown Gainesville. We wanted to do something people are interested in getting, said 21-year-old psychology senior Rosemary Daniels, president of Vox. World AIDS Day started Dec. 1, 1988. In 2010, there were an estimated 34 million people in the world living with HIV. That number is up 17 percent from 2001, according to UNAIDS, the United Nations program on HIV/AIDS. Although its a fantastic observance that really highlights the importance of getting tested and the impact of HIV, the other 364 days are good days to think about those things as well, Evans said. Students observe AIDS Day AUBREY PRIMERAlligator Contributing WriterA UF anthropology graduate student teamed up with anthropologists from two other U.S. universities to study the characteristics of prehistoric communities in the Caribbean. The paper, New records for prehistoric introduction of Neotropical mammals to the West Indies,  includes the research of UF graduate student Michelle LeFebvre and graduate students from the University of Washington and North Carolina State University. The teams studies involved evaluating prehistoric cultures in the Caribbean island Carriacou. Researchparticular animal species had on the islands natives. found on Carriacou today. Through studying these animals, researchers analyzed Carriacous inhabitants rituals, immigration and eating patterns, interaction with other cultures and trade tendencies. They used chemical analysis and other techniques, like carbon dating, to assess their discoveries. I hope that [the research] really showcases how the archaeological data can be used to address more of the complexities of human culture, LeFebvre said. For the team of the three authors from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a three-hour break. We got a very early start in the morning because its so hot there in the summer, said Christina Giovas, lead author and University of Washington anthropology graduate student. The impact that Carriacou had on its surrounding areas, like South America, is highlighted in the research. People dont really realize how said Susan deFrance, chairwoman of UFs anthropology department.Grad student studies early Caribbean cultures Its a day where we can highlight the importance of knowing your status.Samantha EvansGatorWell sexual health promotion specialist

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 STATE MINA RADMANAlligator WriterDanielle Kushner likes to tell people shes from the real South Florida when they question the University of South Floridas location in Tampa. Kushner, a 20-year-old public relations sophomore at USF and a Coral Springs native, said its not usually a big deal to people that USF is in Tampa. From what Ive noticed in my friends, stube a huge deal, she said. any future confusion about the universitys location. The university announced Wednesday that it is adding the tagline Tampa Bay to the end sity of South Florida, Tampa Bay. brand USF as part of the Tampa Bay area and to stop people from thinking the university is in the Miami area, according to a USF news release. A task force appointed by Michael Hoad, USFs vice president for communications and marketing, found that people outside of the state often confuse Floridas universities. branding, Hoad said in the news release. This clear and accurate on where USF is located. ing to the release. Hallie Kritsas, a 19-year-old UF psychology sophomore and Tampa native, said she thinks it will be different to hear USF called anything else. She doesnt see the need for the tagline. I havent ever really heard people being confused about USF and its location, she said. Its just the way its always been. Kushner said she thinks the addition of Tampa Bay to the title could be misleading because the term Bay implies the school is on the water. I will still call it USF, she said.USF adds Tampa Bay to name IT WILL BE ON THE REITZ UNION COLONNADE. SAPHIRA LAZARREAlligator Contributing WriterWith the holiday season well under way, thoughts of family, home and giftCounty residents. However, for about 18 percent of lies. Today the Center for Leadership and Service and a class-organized group called The 15 Percent are hosting a canned food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Reitz Union Colonnade. About 18 percent of Alachua County residents are food insecure, meaning they dont know when their next meal will be. The groups name is inspired by the national statistic: In the U.S., about 15 percent of people are food insecure. Second-year journalism graduate student Rachel Sale, 24, is a strategic planner for The 15 Percent. She said students often overlook poverty and food insecurities, and the event aims to raise awareness about these issues. Its not just about a one-time donation, although we appreciate all that we get, Sale said. We want to see more students volunteer their time to help this cause. Beth Nahlik, assistant director of the Center for Leadership and Service, said cial to students who participate. Poverty happens in our own backyard, Nahlik said. Were giving these students a chance to take action and be part of a solution. All canned food and money donated at the event will be given to the Alachua County Public Schools Winter Break Food Drive. The 15 Percents goal is to help at least 50 families. Student group holds food drive for food insecure I havent ever really heard people being confused about USF and its location.Hallie Kritsaspsychology sophomore

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialFRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR419 TOTAL VOTES77% YES 23% NOThursdays question: Do you think the Reitz Union needs to be renovated and expanded? Todays question: WIll you be cramming next week for Only a few more days until the end of the semester. Finals loom but so does the holiday season. But, of course, like every end of the week, we take this time to honor and poke fun at those who made an impact this week. That brings us to this weeks man-I-really-wishI-didnt-wait-till-this-weekend-to-start-giving-a-crapabout-my-classes edition of ...Darts and Laurels To start this weeks fun, we turn our attention to Kansas. An 18-year-old high school student was made famous by her tweet heard round the world this week when she jokingly tweeted that she told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that he sucked. We throw a what-about-freedom-of-speech DART to Gov. Brownbacks staff and the schools principal for trying to get the girl to apologize to the governor. We also give a way-to-stand-up-for-your-rights LAUREL to Emma Sullivan, the girl who wrote the tweet. Gov. Brownback eventually apologized to the girl, but because apparently he sucks, he doesnt get an award. Try to tell us to apologize. Just try. Next, we have to throw a theyll-let-any-whacko-bea-guest-speaker-in-college DART to Gary Yourofsky for telling a class at SFC that our treatment of livestock is equivalent to slavery and murder. So anytime a wolf kills a sheep for food, we need to ar However, Yourofsky made a good point when he encouraged animal rights activists to stop protesting because demonstrations do nothing. Nothing works but teaching somebody. If only the recipients of our when-will-you-guys-learnthat-youre-not-really-changing-anything DART would listen to him. The newly formed Gator Student Alliance has come together to protest tuition hikes. There are longterm, systematic reasons why tuition keeps increasing and Bright Futures keeps decreasing. Yelling on Turlington Plaza isnt going to change that. And no, we are not in the pocket of the administration. Next, we give a one-day-your-luck-will-turn-around LAUREL to the Florida cities that Mens Health named some of the least lucky cities in the country: Tampa, St. Petersburg and Miami (numbers nine, four and two respectively). Just look up more and maybe we can reduce our high number of deaths from falling objects. Finally, we give an its-about-time-it-started-to-feellike-fall-around-here LAUREL to the weather. Maybe there will be one or two weeks of winter in February. Maybe. Have a fun and safe weekend! US needs to question education philosophyFinland, one of the worlds most industrialized countries, has another honor to add to the list: excellent education reform. In the United States, there has been an ongoing debate about our education system. The problem with the U.S. education sector is two-sided. On one hand, education isnt as accessible as it was in the past. Receiving a masters, a Ph.D., or, in many cases, even an undergraduate degree, comes with loans that may never be paid in a troubled economy. On the other hand, perhaps the dilemma with our edusues. The downfall of U.S. education may be the result of a Recent publications show that Finland remains on the top of each list, boasting an unbelievable record of intelligent students. But what is so great about producing smart same. What is interesting about Finnish students is that their intelligence does not stem from standardized test scores or long, nightmarish study hours. Instead, the Finns have implemented a radically different model of educational reform based on a balanced curriculum. In fact, the Finnish education system champions teachers rights and requires rigorous standards for teacher cer profession similar to the respect given to doctors, lawyers and other highly regarded professionals in the U.S. However, obtaining a teaching position in Finland is not as easy as it is in the U.S. Becoming a teacher in Finland is highly competitive only one in 10 applicants are accepted into masters programs. In the U.S., one can become a teacher without even receiving a masters degree. While becoming a teacher in Finland is a demanding apparent in the U.S. education system. In Finland, teachers arent unfairly pressured to perform their jobs by unwarranted legislation like they are in the U.S. A prime example is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, which forced teachers to compress their curricula and teach merely to pass their students. While President Barack Obama has reformed the law, the fact remains that students and grade school teachers alike are hindered by looming stannorities who perform excellently on standardized tests and go on to Ivy League schools and the poorest students who curricula prevents many students from excelling outside of high school. Children are left behind. In Finland, wealth is not an issue. There are no standardized tests. Perhaps the most interesting element of the Finnish education system is the implementation of business strategy, which utilizes talent from within, and only within, the organization itself. Finland ensures a prominently superintendents from within the education sector. Even the teachers in Finland come from the Ministry of Education. This doesnt only happen in select schools. This strategy of cultivating talent from within is pervasive. Finns will stay committed to their education philosophy and will continue to produce students whose skill sets will surpass those of U.S. students. To be competitive on the international stage and, more importantly, to save our education system, its time we question our own philosophy. Akansha Mishra is a pre-law junior at UF. Her column appears on Fridays. Akansha Mishraletters@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Alligator is a forum for influence First, it is hard for me to be upset because you have always surprised me and printed my opinions all of which have focused on the misuse of alcohol by college students at UF. You can be the cool big brother, and Ill be the Im-telling-on-you-big sister. I want to emphasize how extremely thankful I am because the Alligator truly is a stage where I could potentially positively my opinion to think twice before drinking irresponsibly. I understand that you were trying to write fairly, but please, please keep in mind that underage drinkers are the only people who can be underage drunk drivers, and they make up a large portion of alcoholrelated fatalities in this state every year. Thank you for acknowledging that my accident was horrible; it truly was terrible. On a lighter note, I still have the football Ur ban Meyer signed and sent to Shands at UF for me when I was in a coma from my accident back in 2006. Pretty sure Ill be sending it back to him. Nicole Martingano UF Class of 2009Letters to the EditorPresident Barack Obama isnt happy. The president seems to have lost his spark, as media have buzzed with speculation over the root of his gloomy deEven his biggest cheerleader, MSNBCs Chris Matthews, who said he felt this thrill going up my leg when Obama delivered a speech during the primaries in 2008 and who compared Obamas Post, has sensed that the Obamas dont seem settled into the White House. the end of it in terms of his connection to the American people, Matthews said, according to the Washington Times. I think everybody feels an absence of communication from the time hes been elected. And its not about being left-wing enough or too left. Thats not his problem. Its connection I dont sense the gratitude, the happiness level, the thrill of being president. Matthews isnt the only one to notice the change of heart from the man who, in 2010, was named one of the best presidents ever by presidential scholars. According to a Gallup poll on Wednesday, he has now surpassed Lyndon B. Johnson as the president seeking re-election with the lowest approval rating. Perhaps his poor spirits can be attributed to his looming to-do list. Obama may be hoping to bring troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan in time for Christmas. However, involvement in Libya, which Obama said in March would take days, not weeks, according to ABC News, is still high. A year after his inauguration, the president pledged to his supporters that he would close Guantanamo Bay. Yet the infamous prison remains open, and Obama conceded that he hasnt been able to make the case right now, according to the Washington Post. Though war has often been used as a means to boost the economy, the U.S. unemployment rate remains at 9 percent, and according to The Associated Press, about 46 million Americans now live in poverty, the highest numbers recorded since the Census Bureau began tracking poverty levels in 1959. Even so, government spending is at historically high levels with respect to the nations declining GDP. Other nations with such high levels of spending, such as Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Portugal and Spain, are on the verge of collapse, which certainly has done nothing for Obamas nerves. America has managed to keep its AAA credit rating with Fitch even after losing it with Standard & Poors, but according to Fox News, Fitch has downgraded its outlook to negative, a move undoubtedly associated with the failure of the congressional Super Committee to cut $1.2 trillion in government spending by the end of the year. A drop in the national credit rating will drive up interest rates across the board and make it that much harder for businesses to borrow for capital expenses, which, in turn, affects hiring. Such news is enough to make anyone, even the president, want to live in a tent in Zuccotti Park. And though Obama has pledged to look out for the interests of the omnipresent Occupy Movements 99 percent, the polls speak for themselves. Anastasia Dawson is a columnist for The Oracle at the University of South Florida. Obama has lost spark amid nations problemsUWireW right time to make the decision: Will you or wont you allow chemicals to alter your brain makeup so Research on Adderall quickly reveals that it is considered a highly addictive medication. Typically, Adderall is given er, the same chemicals in Adderall are also in a medication for narcolepsy. These chemicals, dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, work by changing the amounts of certain chemicals in the brain to produce a different result. For people who do not have ADHD, Adderall acts as a stimulant. Although stimulants increase attentiveness, they also increase heart rates, sometimes at a rate too high to be safe. Other side effects of Adderall abuse are: development of sleeping and eating disorders, dry mouth, mood swings and higher blood pressure. Although there are no real statistics to show how prevalent the use of Adderall and similar medications are on college campuses, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2009 revealed full-time college students between the ages of 18 and 22 are twice as likely as their counterparts who are not full-time college students to have used Adderall nonmedically during that year. Any medication, legal or illegal, altering the chemicals in your brain should be considered thoroughly before being taken. This semester, Duke University updated its Duke Community Standard to include unauthorized use of prescripUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doesnt include unauthorized use of prescription medicine, according to an article published in the Daily Tar Heel, the student attorney general for UNCs honor system said it might be included soon. With other local universities taking the step toward lowering if not doing away with the use of Adderall as a study aid, its time for North Carolina State University to do the same. Although our Code of Student Conduct and Procedures includes various methods of cheating that are, unfortunately, utilized by students, Adderall should be included. If a student uses Adderall and receives a 96 on a test, its very obvious they wouldnt have gotten the same score had they not used Adderall. The Adderall made it possible to well as the attentiveness to the material. fact still stands it alters the chemicals in a persons brain. I, for one, am not a fan of the fact that a medication can change the chemicals in my brain. Even if I dont graduate from college with a 4.0, the fact that Ill have made it through college without taking Adderall or a stimulant to make myself study more will mean more than a 4.0 with Adderall would. Ive never taken Adderall, but it would seem to me that it wouldnt be remain after that. What we learn in college is supposed to help us for the rest of our lives. If we learn again. I hope the university will at least consider including Adderall use in the Code of Student Conduct and Procedure. Using mind-altering substances is not something that shows we are an institution of higher learning, as the administrators like to remind us that we are. Chelsey Francis is a columnist for the Technician at North Carolina State University.Using non-prescription Adderall should be considered cheatingUWireAnastasia DawsonUWire Chelsey FrancisUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011Joey Flechas / Alligator StaffStudent Body Treasurer T. J. Villamil, left, and Reitz Union Board of Managers Chairman Sean Fahy speak Thursday about the Reitz Union renovation.CAMPUS MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterA car cut off a UF student on a scooter Wednesday, propelling her onto the car but leaving her without major injuries. The car drove in front of Alyson Burdge, a 21-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior, who was driving south on 13th Street, said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, public infor Department. Burdge said she had a minor concussion and bruises, including a noticeable one on her forehead. She wasnt wearing a helmet. A 2005 Chevy Classic was traveling north on 13th Street at 10:15 a.m. when the driver turned left, intending to turn onto Union Road on UFs campus. The car turned in front of Burdge, who had the green light. Burdge said she was driving at about 35 mph. Her 2008 Meit scooter hit the car, and she was thrown forward. Burdge said she remembers hitting the cars front tire. Burdge said about four pedestrians rushed to help her. She said one of them called 911 and another moved her scooter, which was smashed in the front, out of the road. Burdges mother took her to Shands at UF. The trip made her miss four classes, including Mechanics of Materials, where she missed a quiz. The 38-year-old car driver was surance company called Burdge about covering the damages to her scooter. The plastic on the front of her scooter is entirely gone, exposing the wires. The front wheel is also jammed, Burdge said. said she probably wont be riding it anytime soon. Im done with scooters, obviously, she said. Im not going to ride it anymore. Im just going to take a bus.Student OK after being thrown from scooter in accident THE EVENT DREW ABOUT 70 PEOPLE. CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterThe Student Senates Judiciary Committee educated students about legislation in its Legislative Writing Workshop on Thursday night. About 70 students attended the event, which was held in the Reitz Union and led by Judiciary Committee Chair Students joined group discussions on legislative committees and drafted a resolution in memory of Jade died Sunday. will be presented to the Senate on Tuesday. Students who are not senators can propose legislation if it is sponsored by a senator. Economics freshman he was already interested in Senate, and now he wants to run for a seat. He said the group-discussion leaders seemed to know their committees thoroughly. I felt like they cared, almost, he said. In the Nov. 15 impeachment hearing for Supervisor of Elections Toni Megna, several senators said the error lay with the Senate because elections legislation was not rewritten for the electronic did not affect his decision to hold the workshop. He said the goal of the workshop was to increase transparency between the Student Body and Student nonsenators to propose legislation.Student Senate holds workshop on lawmaking UF band director hasnt seen hazingLoschiavo said hazing can be as simple as asking freshmen to carry pebbles in their pockets or as serious as physical violence. The FAMU marching band has a known history of hazing. This year alone, 30 students have been suspended from the band for hazing, and the university has three open investigations for hazing allegations. On Nov. 19, Champion, 26, was found unresponsive lips Hospital in Orlando, where he later died. likely was involved. Former FAMU band director White told The New York Times on Thursday that Champion had been repeatedly punched by band members as part of a hazing ritual. He was one of six drum majors. David Waybright, director of bands at UF, wrote in an email that in his 25 years at the university, he hasnt Marching Band. The bands code of conduct strictly forbids any type of hazing, and directors work to ensure students are educated about this policy, he wrote. Eric Ascher, coordinator of competitive sports for UF RecSports, said he also has not heard any complaints of hazing in his 10 years as coordinator at the university. duct that includes RecSports anti-hazing policy. Hazing is usually a sort of initiation ritual, he said. On sports teams, it might be, Freshmen, carry the equipat pledges. after new members were found shirtless and kneeling wall-sits. Water was poured on them, food was thrown at them, and they were told to wear diapers on their heads, the report said. The report also stated that a bowl of chocolates was passed around to the pledges, who were told it was full of laxatives. The pledges all told police that they participated in these activities voluntarily, and the criminal hazing charge against the fraternity was dropped. suspended for four years after members told UF they were forced to do wall-sits and consume large amounts of alcohol. In 2009, UFs Interfraternity Council created an anti-hazing pact that all the chapter presidents signed. Rajiv Asnani, president of IFC, said educating fraternities about hazing is something that continues to be important to the council. Hazing may have been a big part of the community years ago, he said, but we really want to change that, and the key to that is constant education. Loschiavo said what saddens him most about the FAMU incident is that students knew it was going on, but no one stood up to stop it. Students need to realize they have a responsibility to struggling, step up, let someone know. HAZING from page 1Reitz Union renovation, expansion project estimated to cost $75 million renovation and expansion of the Reitz Union. The total cost of the project is estimated at $75 million. Reynolds emphasized that no new student fee will be created. A reallocation of 87 cents from each students Activities and Service Fee, which is covered by Bright Futures, would go toward the project. The cost to a student taking 15 credit hours would be $13.05. Reynolds said he would adamantly oppose any new fee for the renovation. I really cant see myself increasing the burden on students, he said. About 60 students denouncing tuition and fees nized the event. The group marched to the meeting at Emerson enue for about 15 minutes as they chanted. After speaking at the meeting, the protesters left the room. Board Chairman Carlos Alfonso met with them downstairs, where the conversation became heated. Students insisted Alfonso sign a banner that listed the groups demands, which included a moratorium on future tuition hikes. When students asked him why tuition increases happen, Alfonso could get in only one statement before the argument continued: It must be done, he said. After disagreeing over the need for the increases, which are not discussed by the Board of Trustees until the end of the school year, protesters abruptly erupted in chants as Alfonso walked away and returned to the meeting. He later apologized for the tone of the encounter. I had a terse conversation with the students downstairs, he said. For my part in that, I want to apologize because I know how [passionate] they are. I just want to say we want to continue these dialogues, he said. They are stakeholders for us. TRus US TEEsS, from page 1 Im just going to take a bus.Alyson Burdge juniorWhite

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 HE MISSED A CURVE. MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterA man was taken to Alachua County Jail early Thursday morning on a charge of after he missed a curve and hit a boulder, knocking it into the road. Brandon Kyle Hanson, 29, of 8413 SW Fourth Place, crashed into the lime rock boulder at about 2 a.m., said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, public Gainesville Police Department. Hanson was driving west down Northwest Eighth Avenue and missed the curve near the intersection of West Newberry Road, she said. At the scene, it appeared that Hanson then drove into the lot of Corda-Roys Originals store at 5310 NW Eighth Ave. A tow truck moved the boulder out of the road. Hanson refused to take a breath test, but because he showed signs of alcohol impairment, he had to take sobriety tests, Valuri said. When Hanson failed them, rested him. Judge Thomas Jaworski allowed his release from jail between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the Alachua County Sherriffs Drunk driver plows boulder into road MAGEN WETMOREAlligator Contributing WriterChemistry students who are struggling in class The UF Chemistry Club created a YouTube channel that includes videos of members working through and explaining problems from the textbook for the General Chemistry 1 class. Erika Klump, 20, a chemical engineering junior, was one of the club members who helped the idea become a reality. With many students taking General Chemistry 1 all the students who sought help from the clubs tutors, she said. traditional weekly tutoring and test review sessions in classrooms on campus. The club members who create the videos are all students who study science and love chemistry, she said. When I was in high school, I had spent over 100 hours tutoring students for AP Chemistry and occasionally CHM2045 when my friends came down for the weekend, so it was just natural for me to keep tutoring, said Frances Ooi, 19, a freshman club member and tutor. Ooi, a materials science and engineering student, is one of the tutors who solves problems similar to past exam questions via video. I usually get asked by people to help them with chemistry, but I think that these videos allow students to feel more comfortable asking chemistry questions, she said. Akshay Deshpande, 20, a biochemistry junior and club historian, said the videos allow an unlimited number of students to learn and review at their own pace. The tutors used to use time from the live tutoring session answering questions, but now they have time to get into the nitty-gritty details of the chemistry problems. The tutors quickly answer any questions students may have through the clubs Facebook group, he said. The YouTube channel can be found at www.youtube.com/user/UFChemistryClub. More information about the club can be found on the UF Chemistry Club group on Facebook.UF Chemistry Club puts tutoring sessions, questions on YouTube I usually get asked by people to help them with chemistry, but I think that these videos allow students to feel more comfortable asking chemistry questions. Frances OoiUF chemistry club member and tutor

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10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBAY CITY, Texas Laura Gonzalez was happy to be back at work after three weeks away that included a stay at a battered womens shelter. She saw it as the beginning of a new life. One without her husband, the father of her four children, she told co-workers. She wasnt going back to him this time, she said, and left for home. Less than an hour later, her 24-year-old sault. First he shot his wife three times. Then, act was to kill himself. Two of the children died at a hospital Thursday, a day after their two siblings were killed in the shooting that rattled the small southeast Texas town of Bay City. Their mother is hospitalized in critical condition. As details trickled out, a picture emerged Thursday of a family long struggling with violence, including an assault reported by Gonzalez just before Thanksgiving. After that, she went to a battered womens shelter. I asked her how she was doing because I knew she was at the crisis center. She said she was trying to make something of her freedom and a better life for herself and her children, said Alejandro Gonzalez, a fellow waiter at La Casona, the Mexican restaurant where Gonzalez worked. She wanted to make a better life for his kids because they see all the violence, he added, recounting the conversation he had with Gonzalez hours before Avila turned on her. Although Gonzalez left the trailer home she shared with her husband after reporting the assault, Bay City Lt. Andrew Lewis said she refused to press charges. He didnt know how long she stayed at the shelter. Wednesdays violence unfolded on a quiet street in Bay City a town about 65 miles southwest of Houston just as two nearby schools were letting out. The couple started arguing inside the trailer, and Avila shot his wife twice, Lewis said. She ran out to the front yard, where Avila shot her a third time. Then, he turned on the children. We heard ... that he was walking around waving a gun, Lewis said, describing the violent scene that unfolded on a lawn now decorated with a makeshift memorial of teddy bears, candles and prayer books. At least one student witnessed the incident. Two of the brothers, 3 and 5, died of their wounds at a Houston hospital Wednesday. Their 2-year-old sister and 4-year-old brother had been on life support but died Thursday. Gonzalez was in critical condition Thursday night at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, a hospital spokeswoman said. of the victims, but co-workers and neighbors The family moved into the trailer home near Bay Citys Western-style downtown about a year ago, neighbors said. They appeared to live a quiet life. On occasion, next-door neighbor Isuro Perez heard them arguing, but it appeared to be nothing out-of-the-ordinary. He always plays soccer out here in this ez said, pointing to a grassy area opposite the row of trailer homes. They were nice people, nothing went wrong really. They were a happy family. At work, though, Gonzalez portrayed a different picture. Alejandro Gonzalez said he once saw her with a black eye. And Ruby Gomez, a waitress at La Casona, said Laura Gonzalez had told her about problems she had with her husband. She had to leave to get the kids in the afternoon because he threatened her that if she left him he was going to kill the four kids and her, Gomez said. Once, Gomez said, Gonzalez told her Avila had locked her in the house and gone to work. She escaped through a window and went to a shelter, Gomez recounted. That was the second time she left him and vowed not to go back. was going to change and that he really loved his kids and convinced her to return to live with him, Gomez said. Still, the tragic outcome of the relationship came as a shock to Gonzalezs co-workers and to other residents of Bay City a town of just over 17,000 people surrounded by large ranches and farmland. Its going to be sad for the momma when dren, said Gloria Carranza, a 41-year-old Bay City native. Things like this dont happen in a small town like Bay City, she said.Texas father fatally shoots four kids, wounds wife, kills self She wanted to make a better life for his kids because they see all the violence.Alejandro Gonzalezwaiter at La Casona

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JULIA GLUMAlligator Contributing WriterEach day when UF sophomore Matt Goldsmith gets ready to start his Calculus III homework, he closes his laptop and opens his textbook. Soon he might do the opposite shutting his book and opening his laptop to complete coursework by playing an online game. An increasing number of colleges are adding video and computer games to their curricula, according to a recent USA Today article. Although the game-based learning trend has mainly affected elementary and high schools, university professors have begun to supplement courses with educational games. They can be successful tools to teach a variety of subjects, said Benjamin Lok, a computer and information science and engineering associate professor. This range of topics includes design, computer graphics, simulation, art and music. Integrating games can improve students engagement and motivation, he wrote in an email. A 2003 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center reported that 65 percent of 1,162 students at 27 colleges played video and online games regularly. A team including Marston Science Library researchers and digital arts and sciences assistant professor Ben DeVane received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a Web-based game called Gaming Against Plagiarism. The three-level game will help new graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and and avoid plagiarism. Starting in May, students will play it in workshops and researchfocused courses at universities across the nation, DeVane said. Its a gaming approach to a dry topic, he said. We designed this game to be not just like a series of but also an experiential thing. be a student trying to get research funding. By the end, the player will become a research-misconduct investigator trying to uncover the identity of the campus serial plagiarist. Although many students might jump at the chance to play a game for a grade, professors must remember that some are not gamers, Lok said. Even so, he thinks more UF professors will embrace gaming as they start to understand its educational value. The current generation of students consists mostly of digital natives, DeVane said. Because they had high-tech childhoods, they often respond best to digital media. If you can get the facts for free by learning while playing, then thats generally something that more people prefer as opposed to doing something that they think is boring, DeVane said. Goldsmith, a 19-year-old computer science student, would love to play a video game as part of his coursework. I play video games in my spare time for fun, so if they can work that into assignments, the fun car ries over, he said. Im more likely to play than to read a chapter or write an essay. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffAn increasing number of colleges are adding video and computer games to their curriculum. ACADEMICSMore colleges using video games as educational tools

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12, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffCleaning Up ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Contributing WriterAs several Occupy movements have been swept from the streets of cities around the nation, Occupy Gainesville still stands. After police raided the Occupy L.A. camp at City Hall, they arrested about 300 people and collected 25 tons of debris, according to The Associated Press. The large amount of garbage was making the area unsanitary, causing the government to remove the protesters, among other reasons. This is the problem with the large Occupy movements, said 19-year-old Occupy protester Johnny Morrow, a student at Santa Fe College. The Occupy protesters in the big cities are less of a community than we are, he said. We are peaceful. Occupy Gainesville is smaller. About 25 protesters have been arrested since the protesters set up downtown on Bo Diddley Community Plaza in October. The local movement has not been removed from downtown because protesters are not violating the law, said Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa in an email. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the temporary eviction of the Occupy encampment of Zuccotti Park because the protesters had become ing to Reuters. Occupy Gainesville is not a camp, said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, the Gainesville Police Department. The protesters set up dur ing the day and leave when the park closes. The situation in other cities is not what is going on in Gainesville, Valuri said. About 15 protesters stay through the night on the sidewalks bordering the park.Occupy Gainesville not facing eviction

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Gated community. Access to tanning beds, 24 hr gym, basketball & tennis courts & more. Furnishing available 954-625-5043 12-7-13-2 QUIET ngbd close to campus: 2br/2b, w/d, tile floors, built in storage, bookcases & desk, lge yard. $800/m. Call 352-335-7139 for more details. 1-9-11-13-2 A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available January 1 (flexible). 2 people $800/mo. 3 people $900/mo. Call Meryl: 352-373-5933 12-2-11-5-2 Room available for $540/month. Walking distance from CAMPUS and MIDTOWN. Separate bathroom, walk-in closet, washer/ dryer, wifi. Available for Spring and Summer. Contact 954-562-3578 for questions. 1-911-7-2 SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 2BR/1.5BA close to UF, Shands,Vet School $625 w/ 1 month free; $595 selected units. Contact our office to inquire about student specials!!!! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $650/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352-2153160 1-9-11-7-2 OVERPAYING TO LIVE NEAR CAMPUS? 1,2&3 BR's in quiet nbhd ONE mile to Reitz. Washer/dryer, H2O, gas incld. NO CAPS! Tons of parking. On buses 1, 12 & Later Gator. Check us out Country Village 373.2700 12-7-11-6-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting from $550!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-11-79-2 1 & 2 bedroom apartments 2 4 bedroom houses 3BD/2.5BA condo Great location, fenced yard, all tile. $550-1000/mo Call (352) 494-8959 1-9-11-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Contact 305-502-6261 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $515/mo all inclusive and fully furnished. Pet friendly. Available from spring to summer. Apt in Windsor Park. 12-2-10-3 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-3 Beautiful 2bdrm/2 bath with loft town home apartment for sublease at Cobblestone. Each apartment has washer and dryer in unit and built in microwave. Free extended cable with HBO included. $999/mo. 386-972-2425 12-5-4-3 December FREE! Move in NOW for Spring Semester. Cabana Beach--2 bdrm/2 bath, furnished plus W/D. $509/per person. (352) 552 1757. 1-13-11-10-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!

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16, ALLIGATOR Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-7-74-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 1/1/12 1-911-14-4 MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 male student to share 4/4 Countryside condo, near poolside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rtes, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 386233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, nukken1@aol.com 1-9-11-11-4 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-4 4/2 2 blocks from Campus. $350 including internet and cable. 814-440-3325 jfidorra@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4 Male roommate needed 4 BR house, 14 blks from campus. Safe & secure NW neighborhood. Great deck & yard. Clean, nicely furn, new appl, $575/mo incl util, w/d. AJ 561.718.5567 1-9-11-6-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-9-11-6-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 1-9-11-5-4 Female roommate wanted in furnished condo. $325/month all inclusive. Within walking distance of Southwest Rec Center, convenient bus stops, pool. Available 1/1/12 Call or text 321-432-5565 12-7-4-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 Lakefront Sale! Sat Dec 3rd only! 2+ acres, 227ft direct lake frontage only $34,900! Gorgeous wooded setting with deep dockable water frontage out your back door! Paved roads, power, phone, more. Excellent financing. Call now (866)952-5302, x 108. 12-2-1-5 BANK ORDERED AUCTION 174 Bank Owned Assets AL, GA, NC & TN. December 6th, 7th & 8th Homes, Acreage, Residential Lots & Commercial Properties (800)3238388 or RowellAuctions.com 12-2-1-5 Bankruptcy Auction, Dec. 8: Residential & Commercial Properties in Osceola, Polk, Orange, Seminole, & Citrus Counties. Ewald Auction & Realty, Lic. RE Broker AB2473/ AU1340, 10% BP. (407)275-6853, www. EwaldAuctions.com 12-2-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 BK CHRISTMAS TREES Potted Red Cedar & Arizona Cypress; 3 ft to 13 ft; $5 to $65. Free pecans & sugar cane. 20926 NW 75th St., Alachua, 10am-6pm, 7 days. 386-462-2060 1-9-1110-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 KAYAK HOBIE MIRAGEFishing Pedal Kayak. Excellent condition $900. "Cadillac of Kayaks" 386-438-8737 12-53-10 MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & LOMBBalplan Model, 5 head. Was $2500. In very good condition. Asking $1900. 386-438-8737 12-5-3-10 GRAVITY INVERSION THERAPY TABLE Like New. Good for physical conditioning. $100. Call 352-495-9206 12-6-11-3-10 SAWMILLS from only $3997MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com (800)578-1363 Ext.300N 12-2-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11

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ALLIGATOR Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I Buy Junk Cars & ScrapCall Anytime 352-443-1100 Titles only1-9-11-50-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: (888)420-3807 12-2-1-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 1-9-11-15-14 BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-7-74-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 127-11-73-14 VIDEO TECH ACCOUNTING EDITOR AVIATION EDITOR PROOFREADER LINUX ADMIN ACT COORDINATOR GRAPHICS DESIGNER X-PLANE DEVELOPER SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Career and non-career positions available. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment 1-911-17-14 Sanford Office looking for General Dentist to work with a great team. Part-Time(onetwo days a week)Position available as soon as possible. fax Resume to (407) 324-9229 1-10-11-17-14 MOVIE EXTRASTo stand in the background for a major film. Experience not required. Earn up to $300/ day. All looks needed. 877-568-7064 1-911-16-14 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details. 1-9-11-12-14 Earn $1000-$3200 per month to drive our cars with ads.www.FreeCarJobs.com 1-9-11-11-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 1-9-11-10-14 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 12-5-11-77-13 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comVOLUNTEERING IN MEXICOWanted English Instructor. ($300 Fee covers transportation, room, board for 10 days) www.goodnewscorps.org 904-402-2377 1-9-11-6-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aINTERNIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by The Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 1-9-11-15-14

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18, ALLIGATOR Opus Coffee Bar We are searching for fun and active students to work 12 to 30 hours per week at a fastpaced coffee bar near campus. Starting pay is $7.75/hour + tips. To apply, go to our website, www.opus-cafe.com, click on the employment tab, and follow the directions. 12-5-11-7-14 P/T Tutoring Spring Semester 2012: college courses: algebra, poli sci, & history for local non-profit serving learning disabled college students. Please call 352-335-8966 or email resume to reports@academic-success.net. 12-7-8-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring now for Front Desk/Customer Service, Boys & Girls Gymnastics & Tumbling Coaches! Applications (required for consideration) at www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. Email HR@suncountrysports.com for more info. 12-5-11-5-14 Retired Professor seeks assistane from mathematics graduate student with calculations. For further details please call 352-3353843 12-2-11-3-14 NOW HIRING Outstanding Notetakers and Editors SPRING 2012 ADV3008 ENT3003 MAR3023 BSC2010 ENY1001 MUH4016 BSC2011 FOS2001 PSY2012 BUL4310 GEB3373 RTV3405 ECO2013 MAN3025 STA2023 ECO2023 MAN4504 and more! Apply online at www.SmokinNotes.com 1-23-11-15-14 WEB DEVELOPERS Multiple Openings Internet company in downtown Gainesville seeks talented full-time site builders. Front end and/or back end. HTML, CSS, PHP, MySQL. High pay, fun environment! Send resume to hr@digitalbrands.com. 1-12-1110-14 TUTORS FOR SPRING 1-on-1 tutoring atrisk K-12th grade students. $10/hr. 1-4 afternoons/wk. 15-20 min drive from campus. UF Fed Wk Study Permit req for emp. Volunteers welcome. Contact Sally at st23@cox.net 1-9-11-5-14 Freight Up = More $ 2 Mos. CDL Class A Driving Exp (877)258-8782 www.meltontruck.com 12-2-1-14 Drivers: Run GA, AL, MS, TN & FL HOME WEEKENDS, Earn Up to 39/mi, 1 yr OTR Flatbed exp. Call: SUNBELT TRANSPORT, LLC (800)572-5489 ext. 227 12-2-1-14 Driver Dry & Refrigerated. Single source dispatch. No tractor older than 3 years. Daily Pay! Various hometime options! CDL-A, 3 months current OTR experience. (800)4149569. www.driveknight.com 12-2-1-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-7-74-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 12-7-11-74-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-7-74-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. www.UFMoverGuys.comLicensed & Insured Last Minute Specials Loading & Unloading Full-Service Mover. 352-222-0211. FL Movers Reg No IM1847 12-7-11-74-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-25-74 15 Epic Photographer for HireWeddings Events Portraits Slideshows Gator Alum, hrly chg. You keep the digital files www.mizdigital.com 352-260-2511 12-7-78-15 HORSE BOARDING: $350/mo. From GV/ UofF 10 minutes. Dressage, stadium, x-country, daytime stall, nighttime turnout. Rider housing available. Barn Family Program to mitigate board and rent. Lessons, schooling opportunities. For further information, contact Dibbie at Gator Slide Farm, 352-466-3538 or gtrslfrm@aol.com. Visitors always welcome. 2-29-11-51-15 ALLIED HEALTH career training-Attend college 100% online. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (800)481-9409 www. CenturaOnline.com 12-2-1-15 $$$ ACCESS LAWSUIT CASH NOW!!! $$$ As seen on TV.$$$ Injury Lawsuit Dragging? Need $500-$500,000++within 48/hrs? Low rates APPLY NOW BY PHONE! Call Today! Toll-Free: (800)568-8321 www.lawcapital. com 12-2-1-15 EARN COLLEGE DEGREE ONLINE. *Medical, *Business, *Criminal Justice. Job placement assistance. Computer available. Financial Aid if qualified. SCHEV certified. Call (877)206-5165 www.CenturaOnline. com 12-2-1-15 AIRLINES ARE HIRING Train for hands on Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified Housing available CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (866)314-3769 12-2-1-15 Heat & Air JOBS Ready to work? 3 week accelerated program. Hands on environment. Nationwide certifications and Local Job Placement Assistance! (877)359-1690 12-2-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) All Womens Health Center ABORTION Free Pregnancy Test RU-486 Available 378-9191 www.abortiongainesville.com 12-7-74-16 THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-7-74-16 A Woman's Answer Medical Center Think you might be pregnant? Testing, confidential advising Referrals 352-376-2716 12-7-11-74-16 Advanced Cardiac Life Support(ACLS)Basic Life Support(BLS) and CPR classes to fit your schedule.American Heart Association Card issued. Training Gators for over 15 years!! Call Cardiac One(352)494-4217. 1-9-11-11-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 12-7-74-18 Best religion? NO religion! Get to know your Creator. See why the Bible is unique. Try "www.godonthe.net/evidence/codes.htm" (entire page). You Tube. "Chuck Missler Isaiah 53 Bible Code" and "Chuck Missler Hidden Torah Message Bible Code". 1-911-9-18Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Advertising that Works. Put your ad in Over 100 Papers throughout Florida for one LOW RATE! Call (866)742-1373 or visit: www.florida-classifieds.com 12-2-1-20 HAPPY'S KIDS CHRISTMAS COLORING CONTEST "Navidad Colorear Concurso." Go to www.HappyTalesPublishing.com, download pictures, color, mail by December 10th. Three Prizes per age group. Enter today! 12-2-1-20 Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND.WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKETEvery Sat & Sun Hwy 30115 min from Gainesville 468-2255 12-7-141-21 SHOTGUN SHOOTING SPORTSOpen To Public We-Sa-Su, Noon-Dusk Skeet Trap Olympic Trap -5 Stand gatorskeetandtrap.com 352-372-1044 12-7-10-74-21Rocky Creek PaintballIn Gainesville Better Prices Better Fields Better Call 371-2092 12-7-74-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373-FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. 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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 19 of trouble and a defense that can terrorize an offense ask Xavier Nixon. Plus, Georgia is playing for a BCS Bowl bid. LSU is pretty much locked in for a rematch with Bama. The last time experts said a team could play for the national title without winning its conference championship game, No. 1 Oklahoma got run over by Kansas State, 35-7 in 2003. TYLER JETTThe Tigers (-14) wont pull an Oklahoma circa 2003 because LSU is that much better than every other team; its that simple. The Tigers have played seven ranked teams this season and have come out on top in each game. Save for the three-point win against Alabama, which is apparently the second-best team in the nation, the Bayou Bengals have absolutely mauled their ranked opponents, winning by an average of 23.5 points. LSU is bigger, faster and better than Georgia. If Floridas defense held Aaron Murray to arguably his worst game of the season, imagine what LSU will do. Besides, the Honey Badger takes what it wants and it wants that SEC championship, man. TOM GREENNow, on to the picks! Associated Press Mark Age is a two-digit number; Im more concerned with the seven-digit ones Long, who is now asking college-aged reporters to hook him up with their female friends. But dont worry, ladies: Mark will never see you naked. His middle-aged eyes cant make out anything through that peephole. with a 59-43 record is alligatorSports writer Greg Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay Luca, who will be spending his Friday night enjoying a nice (free) bottle of white wine with his roommates plans to light a few scented candles and play some R&B. In third with a 53-49 record is ESPNs Mike Where were was picked for a team when Will Muschamp asked him to play need to study Dennis Quaid in The Rookie, Rodney Danger Goonies. Tied with Mike at 53-49 is alligatorSports writer Tyler Par allel parking is for suckers Jett, who tried (and failed) to paralTuesdaze. But hey, if youve been reading this column all season, you already know Tyler has troubles getting it in. Matt KHAAAAAAAN!! Watts, who was so overwhelmed but got a new owner that he donned his bootleg Blaine Gabbert jersey to work. It was weird, not just because Gabbert is awful, but because thats ALL he wore to work. Talk about awkward. In sixth at 50-52 is FightinGators.coms Cody Too easy Jones, who laughed off a chance to mock the Miami Marlins mascots new fashion makeover. Cody isnt a fan of the Miami Vice style; he prefers his Atlanta chic look, which includes a patterned shirt, a half-grown beard and one of many Braves hats. Maintaining his position in seventh with a 49-53 record is InsideTheGators.coms Kyle Dont talk about Timmy like that Maistri, whose fervent man-love for the Chosen One shone through like a light from above on a recent episode of the podcast. Merril Hoge better look out, because Kyle is on a crusade to end the hate on Tim Tebow. What a homer. And rounding out the pack in dead-ass last with a piss-poor Teacups Green, who again spent a holiday weekend away from Gainesville with his family in Orlando. Sadly, Tom didnt get to take a trip to the Magic Kingdom for some smoked bird and had to force his moms dry, unpalatable turkey down his gullet. Sorry, Barbara, but Tom sold you out. Hey, at least there was cranberry sauce. PICKS, from page 20three-point shots, which brings us back to the same problem that hindered UF early last year and doomed them this season against Ohio State. Florida is at its best when defenses have to worry about the Gators moving the ball and scoring on the interior. Whether that means getting Patric Young involved or perimeter players driving to the basket, the Gators need to establish a scoring presence or any type of presence at all, really inside the arc. sively, its because it forces them into the same vice that limited Floridas potential last roaming the interior, pass it around the perimeter for 30 seconds and then settle for a contested 23-footer. Since the Gators were prone to one-man possessions and lackadaisical ball movement last year and have shown spells of the same early this season this type of defense is designed to induce their most common faults. be generated, not forced. Im not opposed at all to taking threes, but you really, from possession by possession, have got to take not necessarily whats given to you, but what you create, Donovan said. A lot of it is making good decisions, and this will be a great test for us. If Florida can avoid offensive funks and display crisp ball movement and an ability to penetrate the lane consistently, the Gators will beat the Orange and prove they have the type of offense they need to make a deep run in the Tournament. If not, the season is by no means in trouble, but Florida will learn that it still has plenty of work left to do. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 20 ML GL MD TJ Georgia (+14) at LSU LSU LSU LSU UGA UCLA (+32.5) at Oregon ORE UCLA UCLA UCLA Southern Miss (+14) at Houston HOU HOU HOU HOU Oklahoma (+3.5) at Oklahoma State OKST OKST OKST OU Virginia Tech at Clemson (+7.5) VT VT VT VT Michigan State (+10) at Wisconsin WISC WISC MSU MSU Texas (+3) at Baylor BAY TEX BAY BAY Northern Illinois at Ohio (+4) NIU OHIO OHIO OHIO MW CJ KM TG Georgia (+14) at LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU UCLA (+32.5) at Oregon ORE UCLA ORE ORE Southern Miss (+14) at Houston HOU HOU USM HOU Oklahoma (+3.5) at Oklahoma State OKST OU OU OKST Virginia Tech at Clemson (+7.5) CLEM CLEM VT CLEM Michigan State (+10) at Wisconsin MSU WISC WISC WISC Texas (+3) at Baylor BAY BAY BAY BAY Northern Illinois at Ohio (+4) NIU OHIO NIU NIU

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Shameless Twitter PlugFor live updates and analysis from tonights top10 matchup between Florida and Syracuse, follow @JJBoothe and @GregLuca on Twitter. Finley Finds a HomeFormer UF linebacker Dee Finley, who decided to transfer earlier in the season, announced on his Twitter account that he intends to enroll at North Alabama, a Division-II school. Finley is from Auburn, Ala. Tangerine Wiggs (left) and Floridas volleyball team travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, today for the See story, page 24. Earlier this week, one of our participants asked what he would win Sports Brand Picks Column. propriate time to come up with actual column. This idea was rejected because, write odd, we know. Our second offer was a little more substantial, and this is what we have white-sheet canvas and draws inspirasome. But this week still matters to us, so we let a couple of our writers debate the Southeastern Conference Championship. The Dawgs (+14) will score the upset because but it serves as a nice appetizer for the championship. Also, the scrappier team Picks Column SITE: Your Couch (cap. ~4) KICKOFF: All Day., Saturday TV/RADIO: All Channels SEE PICKSS, pP AGE 19EEND OF GGREGEGULAA TIONA Gators were a team in turmoil. On Dec. 1, 2010, Florida lost to pared to just 12 assists. The 2011-12 version of the Gators face a has masked some of the concern, Florida had 11 assists and 16 turnovers in a loss to Ohio State earlier this season. since then, but toforced turnovers on 3-point shooters. On paper this is a perfect matchup for tance. Florida needs to create shots, not take them vs. Cuse GGreg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE GGREGEG, pP AGE 19 NO. 10 FLORIDA PLAYS NO. 4 SYRACUSE TONIGHT AT 7 IN CARRIER DOME. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer els to the Carrier Dome to take 2-3 zone defense, which makes Syracuses zone D presents new test for FloridaSEE HOOPSS, pP AGE 23David Carr / AAlligatorCoach Billy Donovan said UF was forced into tough situations on offense during its last top-10 matchup, a loss to Ohio State on Nov. 15, and that his team will face a similar challenge against No. 4 Syracuse.

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JOE MORGANAlligator Writer Florida coach Amanda Butler scoffs at the notion of having a go-to scorer. Instead, she champions a balanced attack on offense featuring multiple players that can put the ball in the hoop. If you have one person as your go-to girl, then your opponents have one person to really focus on shutting down, Butler said. Then, you dont have a go-to girl anymore. While Butlers philosophy may just be coach speak, it has proven viable for the Gators so far this season. Florida is 6-1 thanks largely to an abundance of reliable scoring options. Four Gators average double-digit points, a stark improvement compared to last season when guard Jor dan Jones 10.2 mark led the team. Jones ranks second on the squad through seven games with 12.6 points per contest, but her best per formance was a UF career-high 28 points in an 85-74 win against La Salle last Friday. Everybody on the team every time Jordan catches it screams, dence builder for her, Butler said. Jordan is one of the best shooters in the country. One breakout threat this season has been junior forward Jennifer George, whose 13.4 points per game leads the Gators. She has no idea what a differ ence she makes, Jones said. (Shes) really making other teams respect her. Guard Lanita Bartley singled out Georges 18-point, 15-rebound performance against La Salle as a beast performance. While Jones and George lead the team, the point guards have provided help for the Gators this season. Bartley ranks third on the squad with 12.1 points per game after having a career-best 28 points in last Saturdays 82-73 win against Charlotte. Meanwhile, Jaterra Bonds is scor ing 10.3 points per contest despite a slow start to the season. So much of this guard scoring came as a result of the defense, Butler said. The points off turnovers, generating defensive momentum and energy that led to easy baskets. Thats our favorite kind of offense. In the season opener against Michigan, it seemed like Florida had designated Jones as its go-to girl. She led the Gators with 21 points in a 69-66 loss to the Wolverines, taking 13 of the teams 27 3-point shots. During that game, George only attempted one shot. However, during its six-game winning streak, UF has spread the ball around. The Gators have had four differ ent leading scorers and seven players reach double-digit points during the run. Five of the seven players to score times. In tonights matchup with No. 11 Rutgers (6-0) at 8 in Daytona Beach, Florida will have multiple strategies to get the ball in the basket. Scoring options include feeding the ball to George in the paint, letting Jones set up from beyond the arc, or having Bartley drive the lane for potential three-point plays. But offense will take a backseat to the Gators defensive mentality. We spend most of our time in preparing for teams by how were going to defend them, Butler said. If we can defend them, then were going to score. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 21 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffGuard Jordan Jones (33) averages 12.6 points per game to help lead a balanced Gators attack this year. Florida hopes balanced offense leads to upset UF Bask etball

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Contact John Boothe at jboothe@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Shawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff David Carr / AlligatorGuard Mike Rosario, a Rutgers transfer, is the only player on UFs roster with experience in the Carrier Dome. He shot 6 for 21 there in 2009. Shawn Janetzke / Alligator StaffDonovan preaching patience on offense for Gators tonight HOOPS, from page 20 UF Bask etball

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24, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 UF VOLLEYBALL BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer When Florida takes the court in Cedar Falls, Iowa, tonight at 6, it will be staring across the net at a team that embodies nearly everything it is not. Missouri is an unfamiliar opponent in both history and stature. Florida has never in its 27-year history played the school it will call a Southeastern Conference foe next season. We havent played Missouri since weve been here, so I couldnt even tell you what happened 20 years ago, UF coach Mary Wise round draw on Sunday night. Floridas postseason attack is one based almost entirely on experience and desperation. The Gators (24-5, 17-3 SEC) every year of their collegiate careers in the NCAA Regional Semione of the tournaments youngest teams, a squad that regularly starts three freshmen and two sophomores in addition to just one senior. Those girls are playing for each other, junior right-side hitter Tangerine Wiggs said. Theres not really that pressure and theres not really that weight of thinking this could be our last game. Thats scary. Expecting the Tigers (21-12, 7-9 Big 12 Conference) to play with nothing to lose, the Gators have put extra emphasis on defense and controlling runs off the serve. Both are areas that have been major focuses all year for Florida, and both are areas where it feels it has peaked. Weve really been working on things throughout the year that arent necessarily our strengths that they might expose, Wiggs said. Missouris lone starting senior, Brittney Brimmage, is a 6-foot-3 middle blocker and outside hitter who has been a rock both offensively and defensively for the Tigers all season. Without missing a single set and having her rotations split up by playing two different positions, Brimmage leads and is second in blocks. game will rely primarily on underclassmen. Missouris offense has been plagued by unforced errors throughout the season. Brimmage is the only regular contributor hitting above .279. The Tigers defense is somewhat similar to that of the Gators in that it relies heavily on blocking in lieu of libero play. Missouri averages 2.3 blocks per set, a total comparable to Floridas 2.4 mark a stat the Gators are not often matched in. In the backcourt, the Tigers are a mixed batch that has seen six players record at least 136 digs on the season. Were really focusing on Mizzou right now and just really putting our heart and our minds into that and hoping for the best, UF sophomore setter Chanel Brown said. While the Tigers appear to have little pressure on them, the Gators will be trying to feed off the mustwin scenario. During the practices leading up to tonights game, Wiggs has seen a renewed intensity in her seniors. Theyve been working really hard in practice this week, she said. You can see that type of grit they have. Its going to be exciting to see them play. Gators open NCAA Championship against future SEC foe Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Florida junior right-side hitter Tangerine Wiggs (left) and the Gators travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, tonight to take on a youthful Missouri team in the opening round of the NCAA Championship. Those girls are playing for each other. Theres not really that pressure and theres not really that weight of thinking this could be our last game. Thats scary.Tangerine WiggsUF junior right-side hitter



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VOLUME 106 ISSUE 71 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Darts and LaurelsThe Editorial Board looks back at the past week, pg 6. UF Chemistry Club posts tutoring videos on YouTubeThe members explain General Chemistry 1 problems, pg 9. MEREDITH RUTLAND Alligator Staff Writer For those who want to own a Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park bison, the application deadline is approaching. The requests for proposals, which will determine who will get to remove and keep the bison, are due Dec. 6 to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. They were sent out Nov. 4. Jessica Sims, spokeswoman for the Florida Department of Environmental Protection, said the proposals will be reviewed this month, and a vendor will be picked before 2012. The department will not know the exact date the process will begin, how long it will take, how much it will cost or the details of the removal until a vendor is selected, Sims wrote in an email. David Jowers, Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park manager, is directing all questions about the bison to the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. The department decided in spring to remove all adult, male bison from the herd of about 60. Since then, some animal activists and park enthusiasts have protested the removal, saying it will decrease the areas cultural heritage and possibly lead to the slaughter of the animals. A public meeting was held in December 2010, when some Alachua County residents advocated keeping the animals in the park. Are you going to literally kill these creatures? activist Lisa Grossman asked at the meeting. No, we dont plan to kill anything, said Dan Pearson, environmental specialist for the Florida Park Service. Would you purposely sell them to people you think are going to slaughter them? she asked. I hope not, he answered. Florida takes on No. 4 SyracuseThe No. 10 Gators travel to Syracuse, N.Y., tonight to take on the Orange at 7, pg. 20. Video games are becoming popular teaching tools in college classrooms. See story, page 11. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 14 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 2072 /49 Joey Flechas / Alligator Staff Jose Soto, a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in food and resource economics, 31, left, and anthropology junior Robbey Hayes, 22, right, lead a group of about 60 protesters to Emerson Alumni Hall, where the UF Board of Trustees met Thursday. They rallied against tuition and fees increases. ERIN JESTER and JOEY FLECHAS Alligator Staff Writers With a gallery of administrators, protesters and Student GovBoard of Trustees met Thursday to address issues ranging from new student fees to the proposed Reitz Union renovation. The boards Committee on Educational Policy & Strategy approved a proposal for a new undergraduate enhancement fee that would supplement graduate assistant stipends. The committee comprises the full board, which will meet today. If the Board of Governors, the state university systems highest governing body, approves the fee, undergraduate students will pay $89 per semester or $178 per year throughout their undergraduate education. The new fee would not be covered by the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship. UF President Bernie Machen spoke about the impact graduate assistants have on undergraduate education, citing the bulk of instruction they provide to undergraduate students. Student Body President Anthony Reynolds abstained from the vote, saying he did not feel comfortable taking a stance. After careful thought, I realized that I represent undergraduate and graduate students, Reynolds said. After speaking with members of Graduate Assistants United, who asked the Board of Trustees at the meeting to eliminate graduate assistant fees, Machen said he is willing to discuss the concerns after the beginning of the new year. I think theres some common ground in there that we can work over, he said. The Board also approved Trustees vote to approve new undergraduate fee UF HAS A STRICT ANTI-HAZING POLICY. EMILY MORROW Alligator Writer It has been 13 days since the death of Florida A&M University drum major Robert Champion, and the nation is still in shock. Four students have been dismissed, band director Julian White has been university system is calling for an investigation of the school, Gov. Rick Scott has called for a re-evaluation of Florida universities hazing policies. UF has a strict no-hazing policy that that endangers the mental or physical health or safety of a student for the purpose of initiation or admission into or afIn Florida, hazing in high school or college is a crime. If the hazing causes serious injury or death, it is a third-degree felony. Chris Loschiavo, director of UFs Resolution, said he receives about two to three hazing complaints a semester. Complaints are often anonymous, he said, and he has yet to deal with anything as serious as a students death. hears a complaint, it begins an investigation of the claims. If a complaint were serious or criminal in nature, University Police would be involved, he said. According to a study conducted by the National Collaborative for Hazing Research and Prevention, about 55 percent of U.S. college students experience some sort of hazing.UF reacts to FAMU students death, hazing investigationLOCAL Deadline to own Paynes Prairie bison approachesSEE TRUSTEES, PAGE 8 SEE HAZING, PAGE 8Machen No, we dont plan to kill anything. Dan Pearsonenvironmental specialist for the Florida Park Service

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News Today Subscription Rates: One Semester (Fall or Spring) $18 Summer Semester $10 Two Semesters (Fall or Spring) $35 Full Year (All Semesters) $40The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 106 ISSUE 71 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 72/49 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/52 TUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Dancin Gators Fall Dance Showcase Today, 8 p.m. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Styles of dance showcased include: jazz, tap, hip-hop, pointe, contemporary, swing, Irish, bhangra, Bollywood, Spanish and more. Doors open at 7:30 p.m., and admission is free. Alachua County Public Schools will be at the show collecting donations of canned food items to provide Alachua families with a holiday meal. For more information, visit www.dancingators.weebly.com. Inspi(RED) Soccer Charity Tournament Saturday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Maguire Field The ONE campaign at UF and Kappa Delta sorority will cohost a 6v6 charity soccer tour nament at Maguire Field. All proceeds will go to Grassroot Soccer, an organization that harnesses the global popular ity of soccer to help prevent the spread of AIDS worldwide. Teams can register at www. grassrootsoccer.org/inspiredsoccer/tournament-calendar/. Registration costs $4 per player. Free agents are welcome to sign up. More information about the Happening in the subject line to jflechas@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.CORRECTIONIn Thursdays edition of the Alligator, a headline for an ar ticle incorrectly stated that a former UF professor was sentenced to four years in prison. He was sentenced to six months. tournament is available on the registration site. There will be prizes for the best teams. Food for Thought Sunday, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. Marston Library, Library West Food for Thought will provide students with an opportunity to take a break from studying by providing refreshments, an inflatable obstacle course and a photo booth. There will also be an arts and crafts station and a stress relief station. Tutoring Zone tutors will be available to offer students study hints and assistance in studying for exams. There will be an opportunity to win lap desks, survival bags, stickers and coupons for review sessions at Tutoring Zone. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 3 NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON House Republicans are drafting legislation to renew an expiring unemploysaid Thursday, and intend to add it to a planned extension of a Social Security payroll tax cut due to run out on Dec. 31. The measure is expected on week. It marks the second sign in as many days that lawmakers in both parties are eager to close out the year with a compromise on key elements of President Barack Obamas jobs program. of the extension of both programs will be covered within the mearise as a result. on the condition of anonymity to provide details in advance of a for mal announcement. With unemployment hover ing around 9 percent nationally, Obama urged Congress in September to renew and expand the payroll tax cut he signed a year ago and called for an extension of benfor the long-term jobless. The core state-paid unemployment insurance program guarantees coverage for six months, but Congress typically has provided additional weeks of federal jobless in 2008, the last year of George W. Bushs administration. Letting extended jobless assistance expire would mean that about 6 million people would lose next year, with 1.8 million cut off within a month. It was unclear what changes, if any, Republicans intend to propose for the unemployment of the bill. A struggle already has broken out over steps to pay for the payroll tax increase. Senate Democrats want to levy a 3.5 percent surtax on millionwhile Senate Republicans unveiled an alternative on Wednesday that relies on freezing federal workers pay through 2015 and reducing the governments bureaucracy by 200,000 jobs. The bill also would raise Medicare premiums for the wealthy and take steps to deny stamps to anyone with a sevenSenate Republicans said their legislation would offset the cost of the payroll tax cut extension and ditional savings that could reduce from the Internal Revenue Ser available. Their bill would impose a 100 percent tax on those payments. Neither of the two alternatives appears likely to win the 60-vote Senate majority needed to advance in votes anticipated Thursday night, a double-barreled rejection that would presumably clear the compromise. With lawmakers eager to adjourn for the year at midmonth, Republican and Democratic leaders have also begun discussions on legislation to avert a 27 percent cut in payments to doctors who treat The measure generally has bipartisan support, since it has the backing of the American Medical Association as well as patient advocacy groups.AP PhotoAfter a meeting with GOP Supercommittee members, House Speaker Obama

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4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 STUDENT LIFE SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Contributing WriterAt UF, three out of 10 students do not know their HIV status. On Thursday, in honor of World AIDS Day, GatorWell encouraged those students The on-campus counseling service, along with Eta Sigma Gamma and the College of Health and Human Performance, offered free HIV testing from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in the Florida Gym. The testing was held as part of GatorWells third-annual World AIDS Day event. About 100 students registered to get tested. Its a day where we can highlight the importance of knowing your status, said Samantha Evans, GatorWell sexual health promotion specialist. GatorWell also offers free HIV testing by appointment on Wednesdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Fridays from 9 a.m. to noon. Other campus and community organizations held events for the international obser vance. The Queer Straight Alliance at Santa Fe College hosted a walk Thursday afternoon to raise money for Positives Empowering Positives, a local organization designed to support people living with HIV and AIDS. The alliance also provided information to students. ers to people walking by, said 19-year-old business freshman Jeremy Redford, president of the Queer Straight Alliance. The event ended with Condom Miranda presenting a show about sexual education and AIDS and HIV prevention to 79 students, Redford said. Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood raised awareness about safe sex and World AIDS Day by distributing bags with condoms outside of clubs in downtown Gainesville. We wanted to do something people are interested in getting, said 21-year-old psychology senior Rosemary Daniels, president of Vox. World AIDS Day started Dec. 1, 1988. In 2010, there were an estimated 34 million people in the world living with HIV. That number is up 17 percent from 2001, according to UNAIDS, the United Nations program on HIV/AIDS. Although its a fantastic observance that really highlights the importance of getting tested and the impact of HIV, the other 364 days are good days to think about those things as well, Evans said. Students observe AIDS Day AUBREY PRIMERAlligator Contributing WriterA UF anthropology graduate student teamed up with anthropologists from two other U.S. universities to study the characteristics of prehistoric communities in the Caribbean. The paper, New records for prehistoric introduction of Neotropical mammals to the West Indies, includes the research of UF graduate student Michelle LeFebvre and graduate students from the University of Washington and North Carolina State University. The teams studies involved evaluating prehistoric cultures in the Caribbean island Carriacou. Researchparticular animal species had on the islands natives. found on Carriacou today. Through studying these animals, researchers analyzed Carriacous inhabitants rituals, immigration and eating patterns, interaction with other cultures and trade tendencies. They used chemical analysis and other techniques, like carbon dating, to assess their discoveries. I hope that [the research] really showcases how the archaeological data can be used to address more of the complexities of human culture, LeFebvre said. For the team of the three authors from 6 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. followed by a three-hour break. We got a very early start in the morning because its so hot there in the summer, said Christina Giovas, lead author and University of Washington anthropology graduate student. The impact that Carriacou had on its surrounding areas, like South America, is highlighted in the research. People dont really realize how said Susan deFrance, chairwoman of UFs anthropology department.Grad student studies early Caribbean cultures Its a day where we can highlight the importance of knowing your status.Samantha EvansGatorWell sexual health promotion specialist

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 5 STATE MINA RADMANAlligator WriterDanielle Kushner likes to tell people shes from the real South Florida when they question the University of South Floridas location in Tampa. Kushner, a 20-year-old public relations sophomore at USF and a Coral Springs native, said its not usually a big deal to people that USF is in Tampa. From what Ive noticed in my friends, stube a huge deal, she said. any future confusion about the universitys location. The university announced Wednesday that it is adding the tagline Tampa Bay to the end sity of South Florida, Tampa Bay. brand USF as part of the Tampa Bay area and to stop people from thinking the university is in the Miami area, according to a USF news release. A task force appointed by Michael Hoad, USFs vice president for communications and marketing, found that people outside of the state often confuse Floridas universities. branding, Hoad said in the news release. This clear and accurate on where USF is located. ing to the release. Hallie Kritsas, a 19-year-old UF psychology sophomore and Tampa native, said she thinks it will be different to hear USF called anything else. She doesnt see the need for the tagline. I havent ever really heard people being confused about USF and its location, she said. Its just the way its always been. Kushner said she thinks the addition of Tampa Bay to the title could be misleading because the term Bay implies the school is on the water. I will still call it USF, she said.USF adds Tampa Bay to name IT WILL BE ON THE REITZ UNION COLONNADE. SAPHIRA LAZARREAlligator Contributing WriterWith the holiday season well under way, thoughts of family, home and giftCounty residents. However, for about 18 percent of lies. Today the Center for Leadership and Service and a class-organized group called The 15 Percent are hosting a canned food drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Reitz Union Colonnade. About 18 percent of Alachua County residents are food insecure, meaning they dont know when their next meal will be. The groups name is inspired by the national statistic: In the U.S., about 15 percent of people are food insecure. Second-year journalism graduate student Rachel Sale, 24, is a strategic planner for The 15 Percent. She said students often overlook poverty and food insecurities, and the event aims to raise awareness about these issues. Its not just about a one-time donation, although we appreciate all that we get, Sale said. We want to see more students volunteer their time to help this cause. Beth Nahlik, assistant director of the Center for Leadership and Service, said cial to students who participate. Poverty happens in our own backyard, Nahlik said. Were giving these students a chance to take action and be part of a solution. All canned food and money donated at the event will be given to the Alachua County Public Schools Winter Break Food Drive. The 15 Percents goal is to help at least 50 families. Student group holds food drive for food insecure I havent ever really heard people being confused about USF and its location.Hallie Kritsaspsychology sophomore

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator .The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to letters@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. Column EditorialFRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Elizabeth Behrman EDITOR Joey Flechas MANAGING EDITOR Justin Hayes OPINIONS EDITOR419 TOTAL VOTES77% YES 23% NOThursdays question: Do you think the Reitz Union needs to be renovated and expanded? Todays question: WIll you be cramming next week for Only a few more days until the end of the semester. Finals loom but so does the holiday season. But, of course, like every end of the week, we take this time to honor and poke fun at those who made an impact this week. That brings us to this weeks man-I-really-wishI-didnt-wait-till-this-weekend-to-start-giving-a-crapabout-my-classes edition of ...Darts and Laurels To start this weeks fun, we turn our attention to Kansas. An 18-year-old high school student was made famous by her tweet heard round the world this week when she jokingly tweeted that she told Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback that he sucked. We throw a what-about-freedom-of-speech DART to Gov. Brownbacks staff and the schools principal for trying to get the girl to apologize to the governor. We also give a way-to-stand-up-for-your-rights LAUREL to Emma Sullivan, the girl who wrote the tweet. Gov. Brownback eventually apologized to the girl, but because apparently he sucks, he doesnt get an award. Try to tell us to apologize. Just try. Next, we have to throw a theyll-let-any-whacko-bea-guest-speaker-in-college DART to Gary Yourofsky for telling a class at SFC that our treatment of livestock is equivalent to slavery and murder. So anytime a wolf kills a sheep for food, we need to ar However, Yourofsky made a good point when he encouraged animal rights activists to stop protesting because demonstrations do nothing. Nothing works but teaching somebody. If only the recipients of our when-will-you-guys-learnthat-youre-not-really-changing-anything DART would listen to him. The newly formed Gator Student Alliance has come together to protest tuition hikes. There are longterm, systematic reasons why tuition keeps increasing and Bright Futures keeps decreasing. Yelling on Turlington Plaza isnt going to change that. And no, we are not in the pocket of the administration. Next, we give a one-day-your-luck-will-turn-around LAUREL to the Florida cities that Mens Health named some of the least lucky cities in the country: Tampa, St. Petersburg and Miami (numbers nine, four and two respectively). Just look up more and maybe we can reduce our high number of deaths from falling objects. Finally, we give an its-about-time-it-started-to-feellike-fall-around-here LAUREL to the weather. Maybe there will be one or two weeks of winter in February. Maybe. Have a fun and safe weekend! US needs to question education philosophyFinland, one of the worlds most industrialized countries, has another honor to add to the list: excellent education reform. In the United States, there has been an ongoing debate about our education system. The problem with the U.S. education sector is two-sided. On one hand, education isnt as accessible as it was in the past. Receiving a masters, a Ph.D., or, in many cases, even an undergraduate degree, comes with loans that may never be paid in a troubled economy. On the other hand, perhaps the dilemma with our edusues. The downfall of U.S. education may be the result of a Recent publications show that Finland remains on the top of each list, boasting an unbelievable record of intelligent students. But what is so great about producing smart same. What is interesting about Finnish students is that their intelligence does not stem from standardized test scores or long, nightmarish study hours. Instead, the Finns have implemented a radically different model of educational reform based on a balanced curriculum. In fact, the Finnish education system champions teachers rights and requires rigorous standards for teacher cer profession similar to the respect given to doctors, lawyers and other highly regarded professionals in the U.S. However, obtaining a teaching position in Finland is not as easy as it is in the U.S. Becoming a teacher in Finland is highly competitive only one in 10 applicants are accepted into masters programs. In the U.S., one can become a teacher without even receiving a masters degree. While becoming a teacher in Finland is a demanding apparent in the U.S. education system. In Finland, teachers arent unfairly pressured to perform their jobs by unwarranted legislation like they are in the U.S. A prime example is the No Child Left Behind Act of 2002, which forced teachers to compress their curricula and teach merely to pass their students. While President Barack Obama has reformed the law, the fact remains that students and grade school teachers alike are hindered by looming stannorities who perform excellently on standardized tests and go on to Ivy League schools and the poorest students who curricula prevents many students from excelling outside of high school. Children are left behind. In Finland, wealth is not an issue. There are no standardized tests. Perhaps the most interesting element of the Finnish education system is the implementation of business strategy, which utilizes talent from within, and only within, the organization itself. Finland ensures a prominently superintendents from within the education sector. Even the teachers in Finland come from the Ministry of Education. This doesnt only happen in select schools. This strategy of cultivating talent from within is pervasive. Finns will stay committed to their education philosophy and will continue to produce students whose skill sets will surpass those of U.S. students. To be competitive on the international stage and, more importantly, to save our education system, its time we question our own philosophy. Akansha Mishra is a pre-law junior at UF. Her column appears on Fridays. Akansha Mishraletters@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 7 Alligator is a forum for influence First, it is hard for me to be upset because you have always surprised me and printed my opinions all of which have focused on the misuse of alcohol by college students at UF. You can be the cool big brother, and Ill be the Im-telling-on-you-big sister. I want to emphasize how extremely thankful I am because the Alligator truly is a stage where I could potentially positively my opinion to think twice before drinking irresponsibly. I understand that you were trying to write fairly, but please, please keep in mind that underage drinkers are the only people who can be underage drunk drivers, and they make up a large portion of alcoholrelated fatalities in this state every year. Thank you for acknowledging that my accident was horrible; it truly was terrible. On a lighter note, I still have the football Ur ban Meyer signed and sent to Shands at UF for me when I was in a coma from my accident back in 2006. Pretty sure Ill be sending it back to him. Nicole Martingano UF Class of 2009Letters to the EditorPresident Barack Obama isnt happy. The president seems to have lost his spark, as media have buzzed with speculation over the root of his gloomy deEven his biggest cheerleader, MSNBCs Chris Matthews, who said he felt this thrill going up my leg when Obama delivered a speech during the primaries in 2008 and who compared Obamas Post, has sensed that the Obamas dont seem settled into the White House. the end of it in terms of his connection to the American people, Matthews said, according to the Washington Times. I think everybody feels an absence of communication from the time hes been elected. And its not about being left-wing enough or too left. Thats not his problem. Its connection I dont sense the gratitude, the happiness level, the thrill of being president. Matthews isnt the only one to notice the change of heart from the man who, in 2010, was named one of the best presidents ever by presidential scholars. According to a Gallup poll on Wednesday, he has now surpassed Lyndon B. Johnson as the president seeking re-election with the lowest approval rating. Perhaps his poor spirits can be attributed to his looming to-do list. Obama may be hoping to bring troops back from Iraq and Afghanistan in time for Christmas. However, involvement in Libya, which Obama said in March would take days, not weeks, according to ABC News, is still high. A year after his inauguration, the president pledged to his supporters that he would close Guantanamo Bay. Yet the infamous prison remains open, and Obama conceded that he hasnt been able to make the case right now, according to the Washington Post. Though war has often been used as a means to boost the economy, the U.S. unemployment rate remains at 9 percent, and according to The Associated Press, about 46 million Americans now live in poverty, the highest numbers recorded since the Census Bureau began tracking poverty levels in 1959. Even so, government spending is at historically high levels with respect to the nations declining GDP. Other nations with such high levels of spending, such as Greece, Ireland, Iceland, Portugal and Spain, are on the verge of collapse, which certainly has done nothing for Obamas nerves. America has managed to keep its AAA credit rating with Fitch even after losing it with Standard & Poors, but according to Fox News, Fitch has downgraded its outlook to negative, a move undoubtedly associated with the failure of the congressional Super Committee to cut $1.2 trillion in government spending by the end of the year. A drop in the national credit rating will drive up interest rates across the board and make it that much harder for businesses to borrow for capital expenses, which, in turn, affects hiring. Such news is enough to make anyone, even the president, want to live in a tent in Zuccotti Park. And though Obama has pledged to look out for the interests of the omnipresent Occupy Movements 99 percent, the polls speak for themselves. Anastasia Dawson is a columnist for The Oracle at the University of South Florida. Obama has lost spark amid nations problemsUWireW right time to make the decision: Will you or wont you allow chemicals to alter your brain makeup so Research on Adderall quickly reveals that it is considered a highly addictive medication. Typically, Adderall is given er, the same chemicals in Adderall are also in a medication for narcolepsy. These chemicals, dextroamphetamine and amphetamine, work by changing the amounts of certain chemicals in the brain to produce a different result. For people who do not have ADHD, Adderall acts as a stimulant. Although stimulants increase attentiveness, they also increase heart rates, sometimes at a rate too high to be safe. Other side effects of Adderall abuse are: development of sleeping and eating disorders, dry mouth, mood swings and higher blood pressure. Although there are no real statistics to show how prevalent the use of Adderall and similar medications are on college campuses, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health in 2009 revealed full-time college students between the ages of 18 and 22 are twice as likely as their counterparts who are not full-time college students to have used Adderall nonmedically during that year. Any medication, legal or illegal, altering the chemicals in your brain should be considered thoroughly before being taken. This semester, Duke University updated its Duke Community Standard to include unauthorized use of prescripUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill doesnt include unauthorized use of prescription medicine, according to an article published in the Daily Tar Heel, the student attorney general for UNCs honor system said it might be included soon. With other local universities taking the step toward lowering if not doing away with the use of Adderall as a study aid, its time for North Carolina State University to do the same. Although our Code of Student Conduct and Procedures includes various methods of cheating that are, unfortunately, utilized by students, Adderall should be included. If a student uses Adderall and receives a 96 on a test, its very obvious they wouldnt have gotten the same score had they not used Adderall. The Adderall made it possible to well as the attentiveness to the material. fact still stands it alters the chemicals in a persons brain. I, for one, am not a fan of the fact that a medication can change the chemicals in my brain. Even if I dont graduate from college with a 4.0, the fact that Ill have made it through college without taking Adderall or a stimulant to make myself study more will mean more than a 4.0 with Adderall would. Ive never taken Adderall, but it would seem to me that it wouldnt be remain after that. What we learn in college is supposed to help us for the rest of our lives. If we learn again. I hope the university will at least consider including Adderall use in the Code of Student Conduct and Procedure. Using mind-altering substances is not something that shows we are an institution of higher learning, as the administrators like to remind us that we are. Chelsey Francis is a columnist for the Technician at North Carolina State University.Using non-prescription Adderall should be considered cheatingUWireAnastasia DawsonUWire Chelsey FrancisUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011Joey Flechas / Alligator StaffStudent Body Treasurer T. J. Villamil, left, and Reitz Union Board of Managers Chairman Sean Fahy speak Thursday about the Reitz Union renovation.CAMPUS MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterA car cut off a UF student on a scooter Wednesday, propelling her onto the car but leaving her without major injuries. The car drove in front of Alyson Burdge, a 21-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior, who was driving south on 13th Street, said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, public infor Department. Burdge said she had a minor concussion and bruises, including a noticeable one on her forehead. She wasnt wearing a helmet. A 2005 Chevy Classic was traveling north on 13th Street at 10:15 a.m. when the driver turned left, intending to turn onto Union Road on UFs campus. The car turned in front of Burdge, who had the green light. Burdge said she was driving at about 35 mph. Her 2008 Meit scooter hit the car, and she was thrown forward. Burdge said she remembers hitting the cars front tire. Burdge said about four pedestrians rushed to help her. She said one of them called 911 and another moved her scooter, which was smashed in the front, out of the road. Burdges mother took her to Shands at UF. The trip made her miss four classes, including Mechanics of Materials, where she missed a quiz. The 38-year-old car driver was surance company called Burdge about covering the damages to her scooter. The plastic on the front of her scooter is entirely gone, exposing the wires. The front wheel is also jammed, Burdge said. said she probably wont be riding it anytime soon. Im done with scooters, obviously, she said. Im not going to ride it anymore. Im just going to take a bus.Student OK after being thrown from scooter in accident THE EVENT DREW ABOUT 70 PEOPLE. CLARE LENNONAlligator WriterThe Student Senates Judiciary Committee educated students about legislation in its Legislative Writing Workshop on Thursday night. About 70 students attended the event, which was held in the Reitz Union and led by Judiciary Committee Chair Students joined group discussions on legislative committees and drafted a resolution in memory of Jade died Sunday. will be presented to the Senate on Tuesday. Students who are not senators can propose legislation if it is sponsored by a senator. Economics freshman he was already interested in Senate, and now he wants to run for a seat. He said the group-discussion leaders seemed to know their committees thoroughly. I felt like they cared, almost, he said. In the Nov. 15 impeachment hearing for Supervisor of Elections Toni Megna, several senators said the error lay with the Senate because elections legislation was not rewritten for the electronic did not affect his decision to hold the workshop. He said the goal of the workshop was to increase transparency between the Student Body and Student nonsenators to propose legislation.Student Senate holds workshop on lawmaking UF band director hasnt seen hazingLoschiavo said hazing can be as simple as asking freshmen to carry pebbles in their pockets or as serious as physical violence. The FAMU marching band has a known history of hazing. This year alone, 30 students have been suspended from the band for hazing, and the university has three open investigations for hazing allegations. On Nov. 19, Champion, 26, was found unresponsive lips Hospital in Orlando, where he later died. likely was involved. Former FAMU band director White told The New York Times on Thursday that Champion had been repeatedly punched by band members as part of a hazing ritual. He was one of six drum majors. David Waybright, director of bands at UF, wrote in an email that in his 25 years at the university, he hasnt Marching Band. The bands code of conduct strictly forbids any type of hazing, and directors work to ensure students are educated about this policy, he wrote. Eric Ascher, coordinator of competitive sports for UF RecSports, said he also has not heard any complaints of hazing in his 10 years as coordinator at the university. duct that includes RecSports anti-hazing policy. Hazing is usually a sort of initiation ritual, he said. On sports teams, it might be, Freshmen, carry the equipat pledges. after new members were found shirtless and kneeling wall-sits. Water was poured on them, food was thrown at them, and they were told to wear diapers on their heads, the report said. The report also stated that a bowl of chocolates was passed around to the pledges, who were told it was full of laxatives. The pledges all told police that they participated in these activities voluntarily, and the criminal hazing charge against the fraternity was dropped. suspended for four years after members told UF they were forced to do wall-sits and consume large amounts of alcohol. In 2009, UFs Interfraternity Council created an anti-hazing pact that all the chapter presidents signed. Rajiv Asnani, president of IFC, said educating fraternities about hazing is something that continues to be important to the council. Hazing may have been a big part of the community years ago, he said, but we really want to change that, and the key to that is constant education. Loschiavo said what saddens him most about the FAMU incident is that students knew it was going on, but no one stood up to stop it. Students need to realize they have a responsibility to struggling, step up, let someone know. HAZING from page 1Reitz Union renovation, expansion project estimated to cost $75 million renovation and expansion of the Reitz Union. The total cost of the project is estimated at $75 million. Reynolds emphasized that no new student fee will be created. A reallocation of 87 cents from each students Activities and Service Fee, which is covered by Bright Futures, would go toward the project. The cost to a student taking 15 credit hours would be $13.05. Reynolds said he would adamantly oppose any new fee for the renovation. I really cant see myself increasing the burden on students, he said. About 60 students denouncing tuition and fees nized the event. The group marched to the meeting at Emerson enue for about 15 minutes as they chanted. After speaking at the meeting, the protesters left the room. Board Chairman Carlos Alfonso met with them downstairs, where the conversation became heated. Students insisted Alfonso sign a banner that listed the groups demands, which included a moratorium on future tuition hikes. When students asked him why tuition increases happen, Alfonso could get in only one statement before the argument continued: It must be done, he said. After disagreeing over the need for the increases, which are not discussed by the Board of Trustees until the end of the school year, protesters abruptly erupted in chants as Alfonso walked away and returned to the meeting. He later apologized for the tone of the encounter. I had a terse conversation with the students downstairs, he said. For my part in that, I want to apologize because I know how [passionate] they are. I just want to say we want to continue these dialogues, he said. They are stakeholders for us. TR US TEES, from page 1 Im just going to take a bus.Alyson Burdge juniorWhite

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 9 HE MISSED A CURVE. MORGAN WATKINSAlligator Staff WriterA man was taken to Alachua County Jail early Thursday morning on a charge of after he missed a curve and hit a boulder, knocking it into the road. Brandon Kyle Hanson, 29, of 8413 SW Fourth Place, crashed into the lime rock boulder at about 2 a.m., said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, public Gainesville Police Department. Hanson was driving west down Northwest Eighth Avenue and missed the curve near the intersection of West Newberry Road, she said. At the scene, it appeared that Hanson then drove into the lot of Corda-Roys Originals store at 5310 NW Eighth Ave. A tow truck moved the boulder out of the road. Hanson refused to take a breath test, but because he showed signs of alcohol impairment, he had to take sobriety tests, Valuri said. When Hanson failed them, rested him. Judge Thomas Jaworski allowed his release from jail between 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Thursday, according to the Alachua County Sherriffs Drunk driver plows boulder into road MAGEN WETMOREAlligator Contributing WriterChemistry students who are struggling in class The UF Chemistry Club created a YouTube channel that includes videos of members working through and explaining problems from the textbook for the General Chemistry 1 class. Erika Klump, 20, a chemical engineering junior, was one of the club members who helped the idea become a reality. With many students taking General Chemistry 1 all the students who sought help from the clubs tutors, she said. traditional weekly tutoring and test review sessions in classrooms on campus. The club members who create the videos are all students who study science and love chemistry, she said. When I was in high school, I had spent over 100 hours tutoring students for AP Chemistry and occasionally CHM2045 when my friends came down for the weekend, so it was just natural for me to keep tutoring, said Frances Ooi, 19, a freshman club member and tutor. Ooi, a materials science and engineering student, is one of the tutors who solves problems similar to past exam questions via video. I usually get asked by people to help them with chemistry, but I think that these videos allow students to feel more comfortable asking chemistry questions, she said. Akshay Deshpande, 20, a biochemistry junior and club historian, said the videos allow an unlimited number of students to learn and review at their own pace. The tutors used to use time from the live tutoring session answering questions, but now they have time to get into the nitty-gritty details of the chemistry problems. The tutors quickly answer any questions students may have through the clubs Facebook group, he said. The YouTube channel can be found at www.youtube.com/user/UFChemistryClub. More information about the club can be found on the UF Chemistry Club group on Facebook.UF Chemistry Club puts tutoring sessions, questions on YouTube I usually get asked by people to help them with chemistry, but I think that these videos allow students to feel more comfortable asking chemistry questions. Frances OoiUF chemistry club member and tutor

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10, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 NATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBAY CITY, Texas Laura Gonzalez was happy to be back at work after three weeks away that included a stay at a battered womens shelter. She saw it as the beginning of a new life. One without her husband, the father of her four children, she told co-workers. She wasnt going back to him this time, she said, and left for home. Less than an hour later, her 24-year-old sault. First he shot his wife three times. Then, act was to kill himself. Two of the children died at a hospital Thursday, a day after their two siblings were killed in the shooting that rattled the small southeast Texas town of Bay City. Their mother is hospitalized in critical condition. As details trickled out, a picture emerged Thursday of a family long struggling with violence, including an assault reported by Gonzalez just before Thanksgiving. After that, she went to a battered womens shelter. I asked her how she was doing because I knew she was at the crisis center. She said she was trying to make something of her freedom and a better life for herself and her children, said Alejandro Gonzalez, a fellow waiter at La Casona, the Mexican restaurant where Gonzalez worked. She wanted to make a better life for his kids because they see all the violence, he added, recounting the conversation he had with Gonzalez hours before Avila turned on her. Although Gonzalez left the trailer home she shared with her husband after reporting the assault, Bay City Lt. Andrew Lewis said she refused to press charges. He didnt know how long she stayed at the shelter. Wednesdays violence unfolded on a quiet street in Bay City a town about 65 miles southwest of Houston just as two nearby schools were letting out. The couple started arguing inside the trailer, and Avila shot his wife twice, Lewis said. She ran out to the front yard, where Avila shot her a third time. Then, he turned on the children. We heard ... that he was walking around waving a gun, Lewis said, describing the violent scene that unfolded on a lawn now decorated with a makeshift memorial of teddy bears, candles and prayer books. At least one student witnessed the incident. Two of the brothers, 3 and 5, died of their wounds at a Houston hospital Wednesday. Their 2-year-old sister and 4-year-old brother had been on life support but died Thursday. Gonzalez was in critical condition Thursday night at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center in Houston, a hospital spokeswoman said. of the victims, but co-workers and neighbors The family moved into the trailer home near Bay Citys Western-style downtown about a year ago, neighbors said. They appeared to live a quiet life. On occasion, next-door neighbor Isuro Perez heard them arguing, but it appeared to be nothing out-of-the-ordinary. He always plays soccer out here in this ez said, pointing to a grassy area opposite the row of trailer homes. They were nice people, nothing went wrong really. They were a happy family. At work, though, Gonzalez portrayed a different picture. Alejandro Gonzalez said he once saw her with a black eye. And Ruby Gomez, a waitress at La Casona, said Laura Gonzalez had told her about problems she had with her husband. She had to leave to get the kids in the afternoon because he threatened her that if she left him he was going to kill the four kids and her, Gomez said. Once, Gomez said, Gonzalez told her Avila had locked her in the house and gone to work. She escaped through a window and went to a shelter, Gomez recounted. That was the second time she left him and vowed not to go back. was going to change and that he really loved his kids and convinced her to return to live with him, Gomez said. Still, the tragic outcome of the relationship came as a shock to Gonzalezs co-workers and to other residents of Bay City a town of just over 17,000 people surrounded by large ranches and farmland. Its going to be sad for the momma when dren, said Gloria Carranza, a 41-year-old Bay City native. Things like this dont happen in a small town like Bay City, she said.Texas father fatally shoots four kids, wounds wife, kills self She wanted to make a better life for his kids because they see all the violence.Alejandro Gonzalezwaiter at La Casona

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JULIA GLUMAlligator Contributing WriterEach day when UF sophomore Matt Goldsmith gets ready to start his Calculus III homework, he closes his laptop and opens his textbook. Soon he might do the opposite shutting his book and opening his laptop to complete coursework by playing an online game. An increasing number of colleges are adding video and computer games to their curricula, according to a recent USA Today article. Although the game-based learning trend has mainly affected elementary and high schools, university professors have begun to supplement courses with educational games. They can be successful tools to teach a variety of subjects, said Benjamin Lok, a computer and information science and engineering associate professor. This range of topics includes design, computer graphics, simulation, art and music. Integrating games can improve students engagement and motivation, he wrote in an email. A 2003 survey conducted by the Pew Research Center reported that 65 percent of 1,162 students at 27 colleges played video and online games regularly. A team including Marston Science Library researchers and digital arts and sciences assistant professor Ben DeVane received a grant from the National Science Foundation to create a Web-based game called Gaming Against Plagiarism. The three-level game will help new graduate students in the science, technology, engineering and and avoid plagiarism. Starting in May, students will play it in workshops and researchfocused courses at universities across the nation, DeVane said. Its a gaming approach to a dry topic, he said. We designed this game to be not just like a series of but also an experiential thing. be a student trying to get research funding. By the end, the player will become a research-misconduct investigator trying to uncover the identity of the campus serial plagiarist. Although many students might jump at the chance to play a game for a grade, professors must remember that some are not gamers, Lok said. Even so, he thinks more UF professors will embrace gaming as they start to understand its educational value. The current generation of students consists mostly of digital natives, DeVane said. Because they had high-tech childhoods, they often respond best to digital media. If you can get the facts for free by learning while playing, then thats generally something that more people prefer as opposed to doing something that they think is boring, DeVane said. Goldsmith, a 19-year-old computer science student, would love to play a video game as part of his coursework. I play video games in my spare time for fun, so if they can work that into assignments, the fun car ries over, he said. Im more likely to play than to read a chapter or write an essay. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 11 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffAn increasing number of colleges are adding video and computer games to their curriculum. ACADEMICSMore colleges using video games as educational tools

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12, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffCleaning Up ADRIANNA PAIDASAlligator Contributing WriterAs several Occupy movements have been swept from the streets of cities around the nation, Occupy Gainesville still stands. After police raided the Occupy L.A. camp at City Hall, they arrested about 300 people and collected 25 tons of debris, according to The Associated Press. The large amount of garbage was making the area unsanitary, causing the government to remove the protesters, among other reasons. This is the problem with the large Occupy movements, said 19-year-old Occupy protester Johnny Morrow, a student at Santa Fe College. The Occupy protesters in the big cities are less of a community than we are, he said. We are peaceful. Occupy Gainesville is smaller. About 25 protesters have been arrested since the protesters set up downtown on Bo Diddley Community Plaza in October. The local movement has not been removed from downtown because protesters are not violating the law, said Gainesville City Commissioner Jeanna Mastrodicasa in an email. New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the temporary eviction of the Occupy encampment of Zuccotti Park because the protesters had become ing to Reuters. Occupy Gainesville is not a camp, said Cpl. Angelina Valuri, the Gainesville Police Department. The protesters set up dur ing the day and leave when the park closes. The situation in other cities is not what is going on in Gainesville, Valuri said. About 15 protesters stay through the night on the sidewalks bordering the park.Occupy Gainesville not facing eviction

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ESCAPE THE ORDINARY 1/1 & 2/2 flats, 3/3 TH FREE Cable with HBO All the amenities & FREE tanning Gated, PET FRIENDLY 12-7-11-74-2 Spanish Trace 2/11000 sq ft$679 Great Location Butler Plaza Call 352-373-1111 12-7-11-74-2 A TIME FOR CHANGE Call for available 2s, 3s, 4s 12-7-11-74-2 MOVE IN BY JANUARY 5th 2/2: $300 Cash Back 3/3: $500 Cash BackIncludes High Speed Internet 352-335-7656 www.thepolosuf.com 12-7-11-74-2 1/1 s Starting at $489 Water and Sewer Incl. 352-376-1248 12-7-11-74-2 Immediate Availability! 1, 2, 4 bedroom apartment homes 1/2 month rent free! 12-7-74-2 No Move-In Fees 1/1 for $689 3/2 for $809 FREE Tanning*Pool*Gym www.aspenridgeuf.com 352.367.9910 12-7-11-74-2 Relaxing Upscale Apartments 2/2 Townhomes & 3/3 Flats Individual Leases, Steps to Campus Internet, Cable & H2O Included Furnished Units Available 379.9255 www.MuseumWalk.com 12-7-11-74-2 College Manor Studios from $505 Unlimited Utilities! Call 372-7111 12-7-11-74-2 Gainesville Place Apartments Student friendly 4/4s Only $409 per person! www.GainesvillePlace.com 12-7-74-2 Action Real Estate Services Houses to Condos 1-4 BR, Starting at $450 www.action-realtors.com 352-331-1133 ext 114 12-7-11-74-2 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Studios starting at $509 Across from UF Call 352-371-7777 12-7-11-74-2 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATOR Clean, Quiet 1 & 2 BR apts.Off SW 20th Ave. $425 to $545. Sorry, no pets, or Section 8. Call 335-7066 for info. 12-7-11-74-2 AVAILABLE NOW & FALL Studio $410 1BRs $425-495 2BR/1.5BA, W/D $580 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 !! LIVE LIFE ON THE BOARDWALK !! 1/1 Flats & Cool Lofts! 2/2s and 3/2s Pets Loved! Pools Cardio Tanning Tennis Washer/Dryers HUGE Floor Plans! 377-7401 BoardwalkApt.com 12-7-11-74-2 3/2 House Available Immediately Near Law School, Shopping, Restaurants Free UF Parking! 352.371.7777 12-7-11-74-2 Greenwich Green 2/2 for $869 Patio and Storage Closet Call 352-372-8100 12-7-11-74-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some with enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, bedrooms carpeted. DW, W/D hook-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus route, some walk to UF. Call 352-332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 SECTION 8 HOUSING ACCEPTED Newly remodeled 2 & 3 BDs Quiet neighborhood. Lots of upgrades. Free 32" HD Plasma TV for new Sec 8 lease. Must see! Call 332-7700 12-7-11-74-2 3bedroom $509/person All inclusive townhome with everything included! Utilities, cable, internet, furniture & washer/dryer. The Laurels apts. Call now: 4352-335-4455 12-7-11-74-2 NEED A RENTAL? CHECK OUT THESE DEALSBrowse our website. www.trend4rent.com Call 352-375-7104 today! 12-7-74-2 Post Apartments1br apts in a quiet n'hood near campus/downtown; some utils incl. 1825 NW 10th St. Pvt. patio w/ lock gate, green space, big trees. $499 1700 SW 16th Ct. 1 block from Shands. $549-$599. postj@bellsouth.net 376-0080, 284-3873. 12-7-11-74-2 HOUSES FOR AUGUST BIKE TO UF 3BR/2BA, fenced yard, $1000 4/2 in NW $1300. Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-7-11-74-2 Love the Nightlife?Live where you play! ArlingtonSquare.org Apts in the heart of downtown Call for Avail. 352.338.0002 12-7-11-74-2 2BR/1BA Cent heat mobile home. Shaded lot, laundry room. From $380 to $450/mo. Includes water. No pets. 1ST MONTH FREE! Vacant lots also available. 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 2-3-91-2 Near UF Campus The Baxter House Historic spacious 2 story brick, 4BR/2BA. Custom built with many beautiful, unique features; all the amenities NPets, NS, $1480/month obo + util. Call 275 1259 12-7-11-34-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 Bike to UF 4BR/2BA House directly across from Law School. W/D, DW, cent AC/heat No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com 12-7-11-33-2 SERENOLA PINESOff SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Updated units, private courtyards, full W/D avail. 1BR $515, 2BR $595 352-335-0420 12-7-11-32-2 GREAT VALUE WOODLAND TERRACE Off SW 34th St b/t Archer & Williston Rd. Water, sewer, garbage provided. Updated units, private courtyards, RTS stop 1BR $445, 2 BR $545. 352-335-0420 127-11-32-2 Close to UF, $555/month plus $300 sec dep. 2BR with 2.5Bathroom townhouse. New floor/ paint. Fenced backyard with W/D hookup. 1310 SW 61st, GNV, 32607. Call 352/3324088 or 352/514-7098 12-7-11-26-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs avail now & fall. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com 538-1550 12-7-11-19-2 VETERANS and SECTION 8 Oakridge Apts 1120 NW 45th Ave. Openings for Vets who qualify under Section 8 Program. 2/1 $550. Pool, RTS, on-site laun dry 372-3783 12-7-11-18-2 MUST SEE! 1BR, quiet, custom-built, in-law suite. Spacious, living room, full bath, dining, W/D. Cable, utils incl. Close to all -has it all! $700/ mo. Call 278-8381 12-7-11-15-2 Newly renovated very clean, spacious property near everything in NW area available for lease. Laundry room, lots of storage space, central H/Ac, fireplace, much more. $890/ mo. Call 352-375-6754 or 352-495-6250 1-9-11-15-2 Get an entire 2/2 apt for only $820/mo avail able NOW! Clean, spacious, comfortable inside. Gated community. Access to tanning beds, 24 hr gym, basketball & tennis courts & more. Furnishing available 954-625-5043 12-7-13-2 QUIET ngbd close to campus: 2br/2b, w/d, tile floors, built in storage, bookcases & desk, lge yard. $800/m. Call 352-335-7139 for more details. 1-9-11-13-2 A charming, 3 BR/1.5 BA house. Great Neighborhood. Close to UF. W/D. Available January 1 (flexible). 2 people $800/mo. 3 people $900/mo. Call Meryl: 352-373-5933 12-2-11-5-2 Room available for $540/month. Walking distance from CAMPUS and MIDTOWN. Separate bathroom, walk-in closet, washer/ dryer, wifi. Available for Spring and Summer. Contact 954-562-3578 for questions. 1-911-7-2 SUN HARBOR APARTMENTS 2BR/1.5BA close to UF, Shands,Vet School $625 w/ 1 month free; $595 selected units. Contact our office to inquire about student specials!!!! Sun Island Properties 352.376.7041/352.376.6720 4-25-11-80-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $650/mo + sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-204-1304 or 352-2153160 1-9-11-7-2 OVERPAYING TO LIVE NEAR CAMPUS? 1,2&3 BR's in quiet nbhd ONE mile to Reitz. Washer/dryer, H2O, gas incld. NO CAPS! Tons of parking. On buses 1, 12 & Later Gator. Check us out Country Village 373.2700 12-7-11-6-2 SUN BAY APARTMENTS 708 SW 16th Ave. 2bed/1bath close to UF, Shands, Vet School Units starting from $550!! Inquire about our student specials today! Sun Island Properties 352.376.6720 / 352.376.7041 4-25-11-79-2 1 & 2 bedroom apartments 2 4 bedroom houses 3BD/2.5BA condo Great location, fenced yard, all tile. $550-1000/mo Call (352) 494-8959 1-9-11-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Contact 305-502-6261 2 bedrooms, 2 baths. $515/mo all inclusive and fully furnished. Pet friendly. Available from spring to summer. Apt in Windsor Park. 12-2-10-3 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-3 Beautiful 2bdrm/2 bath with loft town home apartment for sublease at Cobblestone. Each apartment has washer and dryer in unit and built in microwave. Free extended cable with HBO included. $999/mo. 386-972-2425 12-5-4-3 December FREE! Move in NOW for Spring Semester. Cabana Beach--2 bdrm/2 bath, furnished plus W/D. $509/per person. (352) 552 1757. 1-13-11-10-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!

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16, ALLIGATOR Roommate Matching HERE Oxford Manor 377-2777 The Landings 336-3838 The Laurels 335-4455 Greenwich Green 372-8100 Hidden Lake 374-3866 12-7-74-4 Female roommate needed in furnished condo, 1.5 miles from UF $379/MO cable, internet, utilities, pool+ more beautifully renovated, on bus route, Call 352 262-2871, Available 1/1/12 1-911-14-4 MOVE IN NOWNeed 1 male student to share 4/4 Countryside condo, near poolside. Easy commute UF/SFC, 2 bus rtes, furn common area, W/D. unfurn $365/obo furn avail. Text 386233-0011, ph 386-676-9703, nukken1@aol.com 1-9-11-11-4 Bedroom w/ own bathroom avail $365 (unfurn) or $385 (furn) for 9 mo lease. Price all-inclusive (rent/util/cable/internet). Washer/dryer/ dishwasher. Pets ok. On 9/35 bus routes. ~1.5 miles from UF. Student/young professional pref. Avail ASAP. 850-585-4405. 1-9-11-9-4 4/2 2 blocks from Campus. $350 including internet and cable. 814-440-3325 jfidorra@hotmail.com 2-13-11-30-4 Male roommate needed 4 BR house, 14 blks from campus. Safe & secure NW neigh borhood. Great deck & yard. Clean, nicely furn, new appl, $575/mo incl util, w/d. AJ 561.718.5567 1-9-11-6-4 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700/OBO. Please call Ketty 305-332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 1-9-11-6-4 STUDENTS NEEDED TOWNHOUSE W/D, clubhouse, pool, gated, parking, on bus route. $350/mo + utils per room. Available December. Call 727-729-1561 1-9-11-5-4 Female roommate wanted in furnished condo. $325/month all inclusive. Within walking distance of Southwest Rec Center, convenient bus stops, pool. Available 1/1/12 Call or text 321-432-5565 12-7-4-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-7-74-5 Lakefront Sale! Sat Dec 3rd only! 2+ acres, 227ft direct lake frontage only $34,900! Gorgeous wooded setting with deep dockable water frontage out your back door! Paved roads, power, phone, more. Excellent financing. Call now (866)952-5302, x 108. 12-2-1-5 BANK ORDERED AUCTION 174 Bank Owned Assets AL, GA, NC & TN. December 6th, 7th & 8th Homes, Acreage, Residential Lots & Commercial Properties (800)3238388 or RowellAuctions.com 12-2-1-5 Bankruptcy Auction, Dec. 8: Residential & Commercial Properties in Osceola, Polk, Orange, Seminole, & Citrus Counties. Ewald Auction & Realty, Lic. RE Broker AB2473/ AU1340, 10% BP. (407)275-6853, www. EwaldAuctions.com 12-2-1-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-7-11-74-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-7-11-74-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-7-11-74-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 12-7-74-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 12-7-74-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 12-7-74-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-7-74-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-7-11-74-6 COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-7-70-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds PARKINGPrivate, Secure, Guaranteed. 60 sec to UF. Reserve now! Reasonable rates. 352-5382181. Can leave mssg. 12-7-11-74-10 UF SURPLUS EQUIPMENT AUCTIONS are underway... bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 12-7-10-74-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-7-74-10 BK CHRISTMAS TREES Potted Red Cedar & Arizona Cypress; 3 ft to 13 ft; $5 to $65. Free pecans & sugar cane. 20926 NW 75th St., Alachua, 10am-6pm, 7 days. 386-462-2060 1-9-1110-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-25-11-99-10 KAYAK HOBIE MIRAGEFishing Pedal Kayak. Excellent condition $900. "Cadillac of Kayaks" 386-438-8737 12-53-10 MICROSCOPE BAUSCH & LOMBBalplan Model, 5 head. Was $2500. In very good condition. Asking $1900. 386-438-8737 12-5-3-10 GRAVITY INVERSION THERAPY TABLE Like New. Good for physical conditioning. $100. Call 352-495-9206 12-6-11-3-10 SAWMILLS from only $3997MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmillCut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills. com (800)578-1363 Ext.300N 12-2-1-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. WWW.RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM FULL SERVICE MOTORCYCLE SCOOTER REPAIR. 12TH YEAR IN GVILLE. OEM & AFTERMARKET PARTS. BEST TIRE PRICES IN TOWN. 352-377-6974 12-774-11 12-7-11-74-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Now carrying Vespa Scooters! Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 www.NS4L.com 12-7-11-74-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 12-7-11-74-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 12-7-11-74-11

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ALLIGATOR Road Rat Motors is Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters. Pickups available. Lowest labor rates around. Quickest turnaround time. Run by Gator Grads so we know how to treat our customers! 376-6275 12-7-11-74-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Students can rent to own! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-7-11-74-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-7-74-12 WE BUY JUNK CARSTitles Only. Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3151 12-7-1174-12 I Buy Junk Cars & ScrapCall Anytime 352-443-1100 Titles only1-9-11-50-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECKS!!!! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECKS CASH VEHICLES $999 & UP! 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 92 EAGLE TALON $999 89 FORD BRONCO $999 94 FORD TAURUS $999 96 HONDA ACCORD $1499 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 CADILLAC DEVILLE $1999 95 NISSAN 200SX $1999 98 FORD F250 $2500 02 CHEVY BLAZER $4999 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 96 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 98 PONTIAC GRAND AM $1999 01 DODGE NEON $1999 00 OLDS ALERO $2500 352-338-1999 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES CERTIFIED USED VEHICLES NO CREDIT CHECK MOVE VEHICLES $500 & UP! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES BACK TO SCHOOL SALE! PRICES SLASHED!!!! NO CREDIT CHECK! 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8900 04 HONDA ACCORD $8999 03 MITS ECLIPSE $7999 05 TOYOTA CAMRY $10999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 07 SUZUKI VITARA $12999 04 HONDA ODYSSEY $9999 05 SUZUKI XLT $9999 352-375-9090 12-7-74-12 CASH FOR CARS! Any Make, Model, or Year. We Pay MORE! Running or Not. Sell Your Car or Truck TODAY. Free Towing! Instant Offer: (888)420-3807 12-2-1-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money.LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-7-74-13 What's black and white and read all over?? The Independent Florida Alligator Be part of the sales team of the largest college newspaper in the country by applying to be aPAID SALES REPIf you are a UF or SFC student available to work 15-20 hours a week this spring, and are eager to gain valuable sales experience, stop by the Alligator, 1105 W. University Avenue, to fill out an application and class schedule or email resume to advertising@alligator.org. We will contact you for an interview opportunity to get your career jump started! EEO/AA. 1-9-11-15-14 BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-7-11-74-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 12-7-1174-14 $STUDENTS GET CASH ON THE SPOT$ For gently used clothing/accessories & furniture. No appt.necessary! Sandys Savvy Chic Resale Boutique 2906 NW 13th St. 3721226 sandysresale.com 12-7-11-74-14 Flashbacks buys, trades, and consigns clothing, jewelry, shoes and purses. We pay $. We buy name brands, mall brands, indie, punk, goth, urban, prep, hippie, retro, and costume. 509 NW 10th Ave. 352-375-3752 12-7-74-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 127-11-73-14 VIDEO TECH ACCOUNTING EDITOR AVIATION EDITOR PROOFREADER LINUX ADMIN ACT COORDINATOR GRAPHICS DESIGNER X-PLANE DEVELOPER SOFTWARE DEVELOPER Career and non-career positions available. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment 1-911-17-14 Sanford Office looking for General Dentist to work with a great team. Part-Time(onetwo days a week)Position available as soon as possible. fax Resume to (407) 324-9229 1-10-11-17-14 MOVIE EXTRASTo stand in the background for a major film. Experience not required. Earn up to $300/ day. All looks needed. 877-568-7064 1-911-16-14 Do you want to quit smoking? We are currently recruiting smokers between the ages of 18 and 60 for a smoking cessation study. Please contact the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or smokeclinic@gmail.com for further details. 1-9-11-12-14 Earn $1000-$3200 per month to drive our cars with ads.www.FreeCarJobs.com 1-9-11-11-14 RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTS Part-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 1-9-11-10-14 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-7-74-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5053 if interested. VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 12-5-11-77-13 St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House is in need of donations such as personal hygiene items and household cleaners such as bleach and liquid Lysol. If you are interested in helping, please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or by e-mail at sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comVOLUNTEERING IN MEXICOWanted English Instructor. ($300 Fee covers transportation, room, board for 10 days) www.goodnewscorps.org 904-402-2377 1-9-11-6-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. What's black and white and read all over?? 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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 19 of trouble and a defense that can terrorize an offense ask Xavier Nixon. Plus, Georgia is playing for a BCS Bowl bid. LSU is pretty much locked in for a rematch with Bama. The last time experts said a team could play for the national title without winning its conference championship game, No. 1 Oklahoma got run over by Kansas State, 35-7 in 2003. TYLER JETTThe Tigers (-14) wont pull an Oklahoma circa 2003 because LSU is that much better than every other team; its that simple. The Tigers have played seven ranked teams this season and have come out on top in each game. Save for the three-point win against Alabama, which is apparently the second-best team in the nation, the Bayou Bengals have absolutely mauled their ranked opponents, winning by an average of 23.5 points. LSU is bigger, faster and better than Georgia. If Floridas defense held Aaron Murray to arguably his worst game of the season, imagine what LSU will do. Besides, the Honey Badger takes what it wants and it wants that SEC championship, man. TOM GREENNow, on to the picks! Associated Press Mark Age is a two-digit number; Im more concerned with the seven-digit ones Long, who is now asking college-aged reporters to hook him up with their female friends. But dont worry, ladies: Mark will never see you naked. His middle-aged eyes cant make out anything through that peephole. with a 59-43 record is alligatorSports writer Greg Marvin Gaye and Chardonnay Luca, who will be spending his Friday night enjoying a nice (free) bottle of white wine with his roommates plans to light a few scented candles and play some R&B. In third with a 53-49 record is ESPNs Mike Where were was picked for a team when Will Muschamp asked him to play need to study Dennis Quaid in The Rookie, Rodney Danger Goonies. Tied with Mike at 53-49 is alligatorSports writer Tyler Par allel parking is for suckers Jett, who tried (and failed) to paralTuesdaze. But hey, if youve been reading this column all season, you already know Tyler has troubles getting it in. Matt KHAAAAAAAN!! Watts, who was so overwhelmed but got a new owner that he donned his bootleg Blaine Gabbert jersey to work. It was weird, not just because Gabbert is awful, but because thats ALL he wore to work. Talk about awkward. In sixth at 50-52 is FightinGators.coms Cody Too easy Jones, who laughed off a chance to mock the Miami Marlins mascots new fashion makeover. Cody isnt a fan of the Miami Vice style; he prefers his Atlanta chic look, which includes a patterned shirt, a half-grown beard and one of many Braves hats. Maintaining his position in seventh with a 49-53 record is InsideTheGators.coms Kyle Dont talk about Timmy like that Maistri, whose fervent man-love for the Chosen One shone through like a light from above on a recent episode of the podcast. Merril Hoge better look out, because Kyle is on a crusade to end the hate on Tim Tebow. What a homer. And rounding out the pack in dead-ass last with a piss-poor Teacups Green, who again spent a holiday weekend away from Gainesville with his family in Orlando. Sadly, Tom didnt get to take a trip to the Magic Kingdom for some smoked bird and had to force his moms dry, unpalatable turkey down his gullet. Sorry, Barbara, but Tom sold you out. Hey, at least there was cranberry sauce. PICKS, from page 20three-point shots, which brings us back to the same problem that hindered UF early last year and doomed them this season against Ohio State. Florida is at its best when defenses have to worry about the Gators moving the ball and scoring on the interior. Whether that means getting Patric Young involved or perimeter players driving to the basket, the Gators need to establish a scoring presence or any type of presence at all, really inside the arc. sively, its because it forces them into the same vice that limited Floridas potential last roaming the interior, pass it around the perimeter for 30 seconds and then settle for a contested 23-footer. Since the Gators were prone to one-man possessions and lackadaisical ball movement last year and have shown spells of the same early this season this type of defense is designed to induce their most common faults. be generated, not forced. Im not opposed at all to taking threes, but you really, from possession by possession, have got to take not necessarily whats given to you, but what you create, Donovan said. A lot of it is making good decisions, and this will be a great test for us. If Florida can avoid offensive funks and display crisp ball movement and an ability to penetrate the lane consistently, the Gators will beat the Orange and prove they have the type of offense they need to make a deep run in the Tournament. If not, the season is by no means in trouble, but Florida will learn that it still has plenty of work left to do. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. GREG, from page 20 ML GL MD TJ Georgia (+14) at LSU LSU LSU LSU UGA UCLA (+32.5) at Oregon ORE UCLA UCLA UCLA Southern Miss (+14) at Houston HOU HOU HOU HOU Oklahoma (+3.5) at Oklahoma State OKST OKST OKST OU Virginia Tech at Clemson (+7.5) VT VT VT VT Michigan State (+10) at Wisconsin WISC WISC MSU MSU Texas (+3) at Baylor BAY TEX BAY BAY Northern Illinois at Ohio (+4) NIU OHIO OHIO OHIO MW CJ KM TG Georgia (+14) at LSU LSU LSU LSU LSU UCLA (+32.5) at Oregon ORE UCLA ORE ORE Southern Miss (+14) at Houston HOU HOU USM HOU Oklahoma (+3.5) at Oklahoma State OKST OU OU OKST Virginia Tech at Clemson (+7.5) CLEM CLEM VT CLEM Michigan State (+10) at Wisconsin MSU WISC WISC WISC Texas (+3) at Baylor BAY BAY BAY BAY Northern Illinois at Ohio (+4) NIU OHIO NIU NIU

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FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Shameless Twitter PlugFor live updates and analysis from tonights top10 matchup between Florida and Syracuse, follow @JJBoothe and @GregLuca on Twitter. Finley Finds a HomeFormer UF linebacker Dee Finley, who decided to transfer earlier in the season, announced on his Twitter account that he intends to enroll at North Alabama, a Division-II school. Finley is from Auburn, Ala. Tangerine Wiggs (left) and Floridas volleyball team travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, today for the See story, page 24. Earlier this week, one of our participants asked what he would win Sports Brand Picks Column. propriate time to come up with actual column. This idea was rejected because, write odd, we know. Our second offer was a little more substantial, and this is what we have white-sheet canvas and draws inspirasome. But this week still matters to us, so we let a couple of our writers debate the Southeastern Conference Championship. The Dawgs (+14) will score the upset because but it serves as a nice appetizer for the championship. Also, the scrappier team Picks Column SITE: Your Couch (cap. ~4) KICKOFF: All Day., Saturday TV/RADIO: All Channels SEE PICKS, P AGE 19END OF GREGULA TIONA Gators were a team in turmoil. On Dec. 1, 2010, Florida lost to pared to just 12 assists. The 2011-12 version of the Gators face a has masked some of the concern, Florida had 11 assists and 16 turnovers in a loss to Ohio State earlier this season. since then, but toforced turnovers on 3-point shooters. On paper this is a perfect matchup for tance. Florida needs to create shots, not take them vs. Cuse Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca SEE GREG, P AGE 19 NO. 10 FLORIDA PLAYS NO. 4 SYRACUSE TONIGHT AT 7 IN CARRIER DOME. JOHN BOOTHEAlligator Staff Writer els to the Carrier Dome to take 2-3 zone defense, which makes Syracuses zone D presents new test for FloridaSEE HOOPS, P AGE 23David Carr / AlligatorCoach Billy Donovan said UF was forced into tough situations on offense during its last top-10 matchup, a loss to Ohio State on Nov. 15, and that his team will face a similar challenge against No. 4 Syracuse.

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JOE MORGANAlligator Writer Florida coach Amanda Butler scoffs at the notion of having a go-to scorer. Instead, she champions a balanced attack on offense featuring multiple players that can put the ball in the hoop. If you have one person as your go-to girl, then your opponents have one person to really focus on shutting down, Butler said. Then, you dont have a go-to girl anymore. While Butlers philosophy may just be coach speak, it has proven viable for the Gators so far this season. Florida is 6-1 thanks largely to an abundance of reliable scoring options. Four Gators average double-digit points, a stark improvement compared to last season when guard Jor dan Jones 10.2 mark led the team. Jones ranks second on the squad through seven games with 12.6 points per contest, but her best per formance was a UF career-high 28 points in an 85-74 win against La Salle last Friday. Everybody on the team every time Jordan catches it screams, dence builder for her, Butler said. Jordan is one of the best shooters in the country. One breakout threat this season has been junior forward Jennifer George, whose 13.4 points per game leads the Gators. She has no idea what a differ ence she makes, Jones said. (Shes) really making other teams respect her. Guard Lanita Bartley singled out Georges 18-point, 15-rebound performance against La Salle as a beast performance. While Jones and George lead the team, the point guards have provided help for the Gators this season. Bartley ranks third on the squad with 12.1 points per game after having a career-best 28 points in last Saturdays 82-73 win against Charlotte. Meanwhile, Jaterra Bonds is scor ing 10.3 points per contest despite a slow start to the season. So much of this guard scoring came as a result of the defense, Butler said. The points off turnovers, generating defensive momentum and energy that led to easy baskets. Thats our favorite kind of offense. In the season opener against Michigan, it seemed like Florida had designated Jones as its go-to girl. She led the Gators with 21 points in a 69-66 loss to the Wolverines, taking 13 of the teams 27 3-point shots. During that game, George only attempted one shot. However, during its six-game winning streak, UF has spread the ball around. The Gators have had four differ ent leading scorers and seven players reach double-digit points during the run. Five of the seven players to score times. In tonights matchup with No. 11 Rutgers (6-0) at 8 in Daytona Beach, Florida will have multiple strategies to get the ball in the basket. Scoring options include feeding the ball to George in the paint, letting Jones set up from beyond the arc, or having Bartley drive the lane for potential three-point plays. But offense will take a backseat to the Gators defensive mentality. We spend most of our time in preparing for teams by how were going to defend them, Butler said. If we can defend them, then were going to score. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 ALLIGATOR, 21 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffGuard Jordan Jones (33) averages 12.6 points per game to help lead a balanced Gators attack this year. Florida hopes balanced offense leads to upset UF Bask etball

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24, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, DECEMBER 2, 2011 UF VOLLEYBALL BRYAN HOLT Alligator Writer When Florida takes the court in Cedar Falls, Iowa, tonight at 6, it will be staring across the net at a team that embodies nearly everything it is not. Missouri is an unfamiliar opponent in both history and stature. Florida has never in its 27-year history played the school it will call a Southeastern Conference foe next season. We havent played Missouri since weve been here, so I couldnt even tell you what happened 20 years ago, UF coach Mary Wise round draw on Sunday night. Floridas postseason attack is one based almost entirely on experience and desperation. The Gators (24-5, 17-3 SEC) every year of their collegiate careers in the NCAA Regional Semione of the tournaments youngest teams, a squad that regularly starts three freshmen and two sophomores in addition to just one senior. Those girls are playing for each other, junior right-side hitter Tangerine Wiggs said. Theres not really that pressure and theres not really that weight of thinking this could be our last game. Thats scary. Expecting the Tigers (21-12, 7-9 Big 12 Conference) to play with nothing to lose, the Gators have put extra emphasis on defense and controlling runs off the serve. Both are areas that have been major focuses all year for Florida, and both are areas where it feels it has peaked. Weve really been working on things throughout the year that arent necessarily our strengths that they might expose, Wiggs said. Missouris lone starting senior, Brittney Brimmage, is a 6-foot-3 middle blocker and outside hitter who has been a rock both offensively and defensively for the Tigers all season. Without missing a single set and having her rotations split up by playing two different positions, Brimmage leads and is second in blocks. game will rely primarily on underclassmen. Missouris offense has been plagued by unforced errors throughout the season. Brimmage is the only regular contributor hitting above .279. The Tigers defense is somewhat similar to that of the Gators in that it relies heavily on blocking in lieu of libero play. Missouri averages 2.3 blocks per set, a total comparable to Floridas 2.4 mark a stat the Gators are not often matched in. In the backcourt, the Tigers are a mixed batch that has seen six players record at least 136 digs on the season. Were really focusing on Mizzou right now and just really putting our heart and our minds into that and hoping for the best, UF sophomore setter Chanel Brown said. While the Tigers appear to have little pressure on them, the Gators will be trying to feed off the mustwin scenario. During the practices leading up to tonights game, Wiggs has seen a renewed intensity in her seniors. Theyve been working really hard in practice this week, she said. You can see that type of grit they have. Its going to be exciting to see them play. Gators open NCAA Championship against future SEC foe Brett Le Blanc / Alligator Staff Florida junior right-side hitter Tangerine Wiggs (left) and the Gators travel to Cedar Falls, Iowa, tonight to take on a youthful Missouri team in the opening round of the NCAA Championship. Those girls are playing for each other. Theres not really that pressure and theres not really that weight of thinking this could be our last game. Thats scary.Tangerine WiggsUF junior right-side hitter