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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 91 /72UF freshman is second-youngest owner of a Super Political Action CommitteeHe plans to start projects in September, pg. 5. UFs chapter is ranked No. 2 in the United States, pg 3. Study shows gay slurs have long-term effectsUFmoblie, a free iphone app, was created by a current student independent of the university. See story, page 8. VOLUME ISSUE 7 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 OPINIONS 6 David Carr / Alligator Staff BENJAMIN S. BRASCHAlligator Staff WriterA week into the semester, a UF graduate student and university employee has already hit the wall. year mental health counseling graduate student, crashed her car through her neighbors south wall while parking the white Toyota 4Runner. Gainesville Police left for Kensington South Condos, 3901 SW. 20th Ave., at 12:33 p.m. in response to the crash that left only the back half of Machados car sticking out of apartment No. 801. Machado lives in apartment No. 802. GPD spokeswoman Sgt. Tscharna Senn said Machado accidently stepped on the accelerator instead of the brake while she was parking. Senn said the owners of the condo are renting out the rooms. No one was in the apartment at the time of the accident, she said. Thankfully no one was injured, Senn said. Authorities waited to pull the car out of the apartment, because they didnt know the damage to the structure of the building. She just drove into the building, said Clint McDaniel, 28, resident of the condo complex. He said Machado hopped the parking block and the curb before she crashed into the side of the condo. Her tires were screeching. I looked up, and she was in the building, he said. Contact Ben Brasch at bbrasch@ alligator.org. UF student crashes car into apartment building MICHAEL S. DAVIDSONAlligator WriterMany Florida residents spent the weekend stocking up on covering their windows in anticipation of Tropical Storm Isaac. But for some UF students, plywood wasnt the board that came to mind. Surfers hoping to ride unusually powerful waves caused by Isaac kept one eye on weather reports and the other on the beach. Andrew Bacha, a 20-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology junior, made the two-hour trip to Daytona Beach to surf last weekend. Hurricane season is the only time I surf, almost because its the only time theres waves, he said. If I dont have class that day, I just go. The hurricane-powered surge came as a welcomed break from the average Florida surf, which can barely pass the 1-foot height mark on some days and remains But in the storm, Bacha and other thrill-seekers found California-sized waves. They paddled out about 100 yards in the rain to reach 8-foot waves. isnt as simple as waiting for a water spout to form. In fact, its a science; surfers closely monitor weather conditions when looking for their perfect storm. Onshore winds can produce large waves but usually lack the power surfers seek. But if the water gets too choppy, it can be almost impossible to reach the best waves. Students surf Isaac MEREDITH RUTLANDAlligator Staff WriterTAMPA When Logan Stallings walks on Turlington Plaza and sees anti-abortion supporters photos of aborted fetuses, he smiles at the students with the signs. You kill them with kindness, said the 21-year-old UF psychology senior. Thats what you do. On Wednesday, he and several other UF students joined a Planned Parenthood rally in Tampa to protest the Republican Partys stance against abortion and other womens health issues. The main issues brought up in the rally birth control, abortion are controversial on both sides of the political aisle. The Republican Partys 2012 platform reads that the unborn child has a fundamental individual right to life which cannot be infringed and supports a Conthat view. The issue has been particularly charged in the past few weeks, between Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryans anti-abortion stance and comments by Senate candidate Todd Akin, who suggested a woman was unlikely to get pregnant by legitimate rape, a comment that drew rebuke from Democrats and Republicans alike. The rally, held at a park along Tampas Hillsborough River, attracted supporters from across the state who gathered into a small sea of pink shirts to listen to speakers, sing songs and chant slogans. A woman with a red cowboy hat listened to a speaker, while burly man in a Planned Parenthood T-shirt walked across the amphitheater. Women in neon pink T-shirts clapped, their ponchos dotted with water from a dressed in a habit wore a band around her forehead reading, Nun for you. Outside the entrance to the park, a single protester stood by an anti-abortion sign with large photos of aborted fetuses. The sign was similar to a truck that had driven around the conference area most of the day with an anti-abortion message on its Planned Parenthood rallies in TampaSEE SURF, PAGE 4 Her tires were screeching. I looked up, and she was in the building.complex resident SEE RNC, PAGE 4Akin UF students joined the protest

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator TODAYFORECAST SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY THUNDER STORMS 87/72 THUNDER STORMS 88/71 THUNDER STORMS 89/71 THUNDER STORMS 90/72 THUNDER STORMS 91/72 WHATS HAPPENINGStudent Occupational Therapy Association (SOTA) meeting The Student Occupational Therapy Association will host its first meeting of the semester on Aug. 31 at 12:50 p.m. in the HPNP Building in G301. SOTA members will go over upcoming events and ways to get involved in the community. Visit www.sota.phhp.ufl.edu. Adopt a European minor or inter national major Meet representatives from the Center for European Studies to learn about majors and minors in European Union studies and East-Central European studies today from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in Pugh Hall. Other programs will also be represented. For more information, call 352-294-7145. Dancin Gators new member info session and choreographers showcase Dancin Gators, UFs largest student-run, nonaudition dance organization, will host its newmember info session tonight at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Amphitheater located by the Reitz Union Pond. If its raining, the meeting will be moved to the Reitz Union Colonnade. All students interested in dancing and becoming involved this semester are encouraged to attend. In addition, the Choreographers Showcase will be held Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. in Broward Hall basement. Location is subject to change. For more information, visitwww.dancingators.weebly.com. Informational meetings about becoming a mentor Are you interested in being a mentor in the Gainesville community? Learn about four unique mentoring programs: After School Gators, Gator Teen Mentors, Project MASCOT and Motiv-8, at one of their infor mational meetings. Choose a date that fits your schedule and mark your calendars: tonight at 6 p.m., Sept. 5 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 6 at 6 p.m. All meetings will be held in Reitz 346. Visit www.leadershipandservice.ufl. edu/involved.html#mentor, or www.facebook.com/UFCLS for more information. Delta Sigma Pi Recruitment Delta Sigma Pi is a professional fraternity that fosters the study of business in universities. Recruitment begins Sept. 4. If youre a business or accounting major looking to get more involved on campus and meet motivated, like-minded students, Delta Sigma Pi could be the organization for you. Dedicated to more than professionalism, this coed business organization is focused on member development and community involvement. Think professional. Think benevolent. Think social. Think Different. Think Delta Sigma Pi. See you at recruitment. can also like its Facebook page (www.facebook.com/ FreshmanLeadershipCouncil) and follow it on Twitter (@ FLCatUF) to stay up-to-date. The American Heart Association Alachua Heart Walk The walk will be Sept. 29 at North Florida Regional Medical Center Duck Pond with activities commencing at 7:30 a.m. To start a team to raise money to fight cardiovascular diseases and stroke, visit www. Alachuaheartwalk.org, find a company and create a new team under UF Groups, or join any team as a walker. All groups are welcome. Register your fraternity or sorority under UF Groups to be eligible for great prizes in the UF Fraternity/Sorority Challenge. For more information, contact alachua@heart.org or call 800257-6941, ext. 8024. The Veterans Day Fisher House 5K is back The Gainesville Fisher House will host the Veterans Day Fisher House 5K as the finale to UFs Homecoming weekend Nov. 12 at 9 a.m. at the Commuter Lot. Register at: www.active.com/running/ gainesville-fl/veterans-dayfisher-house-5k-2012.For more information, contact Barry Murphy at 352-376-1611, ext. 4499. Gainesville Fighting Game Community Interested in playing fighting games such as Ulitimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3, Persona 4 Arena and Street Fighter 4: AE competitively and casually? We play all the current fighting games, and we would like more people to compete with. If you have an interest in fighting games or want some competition, please join us on Facebook for more details: www.facebook.com/ groups/266917783328408/. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@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. Improply for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Find out more at:www.dspuf. com/rush/ or www.facebook.comDspBetaEtaRecruitmentFall2012 Gainesville Crohns and Colitis Support Group If you have inflammatory bowel disease, come find support with others Sept. 4 at 7 p.m. The group is very welcoming, and everybody understands what youve been through. Meetings are held at the American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St.. For more information, contact Dennis@ UCVlog.com. Black Law Student Association General Body meeting Welcome to BLSA, the newest organization at UF for those students interested in admissions to law school. BLSA will host key speakers throughout the year and will offer free Kaplan LSAT services and networking with high-profile members and attorneys from across the country. The first meeting will be Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. in Pugh Hall, room 210. For more information, visit www.facebook.comUniversityFloridaBlsaPreLaw. Free English classes offered by the Latina Womens League The Latina Womens League is offering free English classes to anyone in the community who would like to practice conversational English in small groups lead by a facilitator. The classes will be 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Sept. 11 to Nov. 13. at Millhopper Branch Library at 3145 NW 43rd St. Contact info@latinawomensleague. org or 352-262-6601 (Ileana) for more information. Gainesvilles Family Chiropractic Center hosts career night Dr. Steven Schargel will host a career night at his chiropractic center, 1107 SW Second Ave., on Sept. 12. at 7 p.m. The event is for students looking to learn more about the profession. The career night is open to all. For more information, call 352-372-3784. Applications for the Freshman Leadership Council now available FLC is a Student Government agency comprised of a select group of freshmen who are interested in involvement and leadership at UF. Applications are at the SG office (third floor Reitz Union) and on the SG website (www.sg.ufl.edu/ applications/staff) and are due at 3 p.m. Sept. 14. You 2, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012VOLUME 107 ISSUE 7

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 MICHAEL SCOTT DAVIDSONAlligator WriterIts not often that a college program ranked No. 2 in the nation cuts its recruiting staff without planning to replace it. But due to budget and contract ter will not replace the recruiter for We proposed a process to Peace come to terms with them, said the David J. Sammons. The recruiter helped students apThis Spring, and for the second ranked second in the nation in overall number of volunteers, with about 100 undergraduates. might not continue after the recruitneeds, Panikowski said. There is a lot of untapped talent around Sammons said he hopes to keep strong. ground because of the recruiter we had, he said. Were going to offer the same services through working with volunteers that have returned in town. Sammons said negotiating the return of a recruiter would depend sophomores or seniors, and talk, she said. It remains to be seen what thats going to be like in the future. Contact Michael Scott Davidson at mdavidson@alligator.org. UF has what Peace Corps needs.Amy PanikowskiUF Peace Corps recruiter

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You want the hurricane to be a couple hundred miles off the coast, so the winds arent as bad, said Addison Staples, a recreation, parks and tour ism graduate student at UF. It makes for big waves and clean conditions. The 29-year-old met three friends under clear skies at a busy St. Augustine beach Satur day. At 7 a.m., the waves barely reached their chests. But as the day progressed, strengthening rain, wind and surf cleared the beach of all except about 30 surfers. Staples and his friends werent deterred. Any conditions above your but I dont get scared, Staples said. I think its the thrill of the bigger waves that the surfers go for. Bacha said he doesnt think the practice is dangerous for experienced surfers. The only people that would get injured are the people that ricanes in the last three years, the only thing hes broken is his board. Contact Michael Scott Davidson at mdavidson@alligator.org. side. A handful of UF students stood among the cheering crowd, clapping for speakers, like a 26-yearold woman dressed as a pack of birth control pills. For Stallings, coming to Tampa for a day was well worth making up work in his classes. And even though hes male, he stood among the mostly female crowd with his pink T-shirt in support. I feel whats good for women is good for me because Im around them all the time, he said. Their health matters to me because a lot of my loved ones are women. Tim DAnnecy, a 21-yearold UF political science senior and president of Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood at UF, said he tries to bring attention to local and state legislation that affects health issues. But this event was about bringing attention to the RNC and the Republican Partys platform. I dont think, personally, that womens health should be a par tisan issue, he said. Womens rights are human rights. He said he plans to continue to get the word out on campus about state bills that limit abor tion access. Allison Sumilang, an 18-yearold UF accounting sophomore and member of Vox, said Gainesville is fairly receptive of Planned Parenthoods mission, but that effects of health legislation go beyond UFs campus. Reproductive rights this affects everyone, she said. Contact Meredith Rutland at mrutland@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRepublican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan speaks during the Republican National Convention Wednesday night at the Tampa Bay Times Forum. Womens rights are human rights RNC, from page 1 SURF, from page 1Hurricanes produce Any conditions above dangerous, but I dont get scared. I think its Addison StaplesUF graduate studentC AMPUS KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterThis Fall, $10 can open UF students gateway to world-class per formances. And they dont even need to leave campus. Students can buy tickets to UF Performing Arts events scheduled for September and October at a newly reduced rate of $10 starting at noon Friday. Each student can buy one ticket per show. Last season, UF Performing Arts offered three ticket pricing levels ranging from $12 to $20, said Todd Taylor, public relations associate at UFs Phillips Center for the Per forming Arts. To draw more students, Taylor said management decided to reduce ticket prices to what they were two seasons ago. Fifteen [was] way too expensive, said health science sophomore Ashley Goez, 19. I could use that for a movie ticket and popcorn. Taylor said a Student Governing the gap between public tickets which can cost more than $50 and student tickets. Three performances will not qualify for the reduced pricing: two Broadway shows and an orchestra. Students can buy $15 tickets for these events. There is no online ordering option. Students must present a Gator 1 card at the Phillips Center Box Ofthe Reitz Union. Nonstudents can buy tickets at regular price and still sit next to student-purchased seats. The sales period that starts Friday spans the next two months. It will include performers ranging from Russian folk group Ensemble Basiani, the Tannahill Weavers from Scotland and Ragamala Dance from India. People can accompany the Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain when it comes to UF on Oct. 21. Visitors are encouraged to bring ukuleles to play along during an audienceparticipation segment. Taylor said the performances for the September-October sales period will take place either in the 1,700seat Phillips Center or historic University Auditorium. We actually bring in artists from all over the world, Taylor said, adding that UF Performing Arts rarely hosts local talent. The Sept. 21 season opener will be Gainesville rock group Sister Hazel. I think the performers we bring in give students the greatest oppor tunity to learn about the culture of the world in Gainesville, said Michael Blachly, director of UFs Performing Arts. Students can visit www.performlist of upcoming UF Performing Arts performances for the 2012-2013 season.UF Performing Arts tickets on sale Friday HE AND THREE OTHERS ROBBED A FOOD STORE ON JULY 3. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Writer police to arrest and charge a man accused of using a sledgehammer to rob a northeast Gainesville convenience store in July. Gainesville Police charged Dionte Detraun Rutledge, 18, of 668 NE 16th Terrace, with burglary of a structure, property damage exceeding $1,000, conspiracy to commit a crime and giving a false identity to police, according to a GPD arrest report. At about 8 p.m. Tuesday, GPD car in the 400 block of Southeast 11th Street with Rutledge a passenger. According to the report, Lipski believed Rutledge may have been a suspect in an aggravated assault with a deadly weapon case in which he had an active felony warrant. When Lipski asked Rutledge for a false one. Lipski searched through police records and found Rutledge was lying, according to the report. Police arrested Rutledge and took him to Alachua County Jail. There, he refused to give his name, saying, You know who I am prints and a photograph database to identify Rutledge. On July 2, Rutledge and three others allegedly planned to break into the 8th Avenue Food Store at 1634 NE Eighth Ave. At about 3:30 a.m. July 3, in-store footage showed cameras shaking from sledgehammers slamming against the cement wall, according to the report. About 45 minutes later, two men entered the building. They wore black clothing, gloves and bandanas around their faces. The men snatched cigars, money and other Rutledge allegedly caused about $1,000 in damage to the building, according to the report. Since the July break-in, police have arrested three suspects connected to the burglary, including a 16-year-old juvenile on July 12; Dacorian Williams, 18, on July 13; and Christopher Williams, 23, on July 29 following a warrant for his arrest issued July 24. As of Wednesday night, Rutledge, Dacorian Williams and Christopher Williams remained in jail. Dacorian Williams and Christopher Williams bonds are set at $20,100 and $30,000, respectively. A bond for Rutledge has not been set. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.R utledge Ashley Goez Tim DAnnecy

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HE IS THE SECOND-YOUNG EST PERSON TO DO SO. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterSome people brag about owning iPads or scooters, but UF freshman Adam Samei impresses peers with a different fact he owns his own Super Political Action Committee. The 18-year-old political science and international affairs student said hes the second-youngest per son to own a Super PAC, a type of political organization that can raise unlimited funds to promote its agenda. Its pretty cool to have one, he said. I think it will help me get more involved in the political scene. Super PACs were born out of a controversial 2010 Supreme Court decision. They can collect unrestrained amounts of money, ensome instances, not disclose their donors. Super PACs can also accept contributions from corporations and unions. Prior to the ruling, organizaendorse candidates and had to limit the contributions they received The idea was that campaign said David Hedge, a UF professor of American politics. Super PACs skirt those limits. Samei said he was motivated to make his Super PAC, named United Americans for a Brighter Future, after his father showed him a newsSuper PAC owner. It turned out that Samei knew the 18-year-old, Alexander Iannacio. Samei felt compelled to one-up him. If I got the acceptance letter on my birthday, I could have been the youngest, Samei lamented. To complete the Super PAC creation process, he had to give himself a crash course in political organizations. Samei had no idea what to expect when he visited the Federal Election Commissions website, but he said he was surprised by how easy the process was. There was a link to about four said. And then I hit submit. He found a treasurer, his sister, and a temporary vice president, his dad. Now, Sameis priority is adver tising and fundraising. He hopes to begin projects in September. list for voters detailing different local, state and national candidates stances on important issues. People need to be aware of who theyre voting for, he said. One of his other main goals, though, is still rooted in his rivalry with Iannacio. Now, the goal is to raise more money than he does, Samei said. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@ alligator.org. THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 Javier Edwards / AlligatorAdam Samei, 18, started a Super PAC to learn more about political organizations and to one-up an acquaintance. KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Emily Conwell walks on Turlington Plaza, she slips on a pair of earphones. She doesnt want to hear the passing students say thats so gay or no homo. Phrases like those get the 21-year-old psychology senior worked up because she said they hurt members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. According to a recent University of Michigan study, the phrase thats so gay actually causes long-term negative effects on these students. Unfortunately, its a part of the conversation because its part of our vernacular today, Conwell said. It equates part of your identity that you cant control with being stupid or ridiculous. The study was conducted via an online survey. About 100 people said they had heard thats so gay at least once in the last year, and roughly half said they had heard it more than 10 times in the same time period. Only 13 percent said they hadnt heard the phrase at all. The studys lead author, Michael Woodford, said students exposed to the phrase experienced frequent headaches, stomach issues and stress. They also reported feeling unwelcome on campus. The study examined 114 students ages 18 to 25 at an undisclosed public university. Woodford, an assistant professor in University of Michigans School of Social Work, emphasized the importance of researching everyday interactions rather than examining only rare violent cases of discrimination like hate crimes. We need to start looking at these more subtle cases of discrimination, which are actually more pervasive on campus, he said. LB Hannahs, director of LGBT affairs at UF, agreed. She said derogatory terms embedded in everyday conversations are harder to combat because theyve become socially acceptable. Hannahs said she isnt sur prised encountering the phrase thats so gay hurts students. Hearing these things every day creates a heightened sense of awareness that can take place of focusing on things like school, friends and sleep, she said. She compared frequent exposure to that kind of language to a constant poking as opposed to a one-time punch in the face. Micro-aggressions dont or even the 50th time, Hannahs said. But as they build up over your whole life, it becomes a problem.Study shows gay slurs have long-term effectsUF freshman owns Super PAC We need to start look ing at these more subtle cases of discrimination, which are actually more pervasive on campus.Michael Woodfordauthor

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator EditorialTHURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS 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 opinions@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 352-376-4458.63 TOTAL VOTES59% YES 41% NOWednesdays question: Will you eat at the new Adams Rib Co. location? Todays question: Do you plan on buying any tickets to the UF Performing Arts performances? ColumnRepublicant Check Anns facts You know how Shark Week feels like it lasts for at least a month? publican National Convention. ty for every election cycle, the convention planners scheduled Mitt Romneys wife, Ann, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to speak. The whole point of having those two give speeches on the robot skeleton that is Mitt Romney. wed say. After all, when a presidential nominee says things like I stand by what I said, whatever it was, the campaign could use any boost it can get. Ann Romney took to describing her and Mitt Romneys humble beginnings as a young couple. We got married and moved into a basement apartment, Ann Romney said. We walked to class together, shared the That sounds like almost everyone here at UF. What she didnt mention in her speech, however, is the fact that they were living off of stock options. Neither one of us had a job, because Mitt had enough of an investment from stock that we could sell off a little at a time, she said in a 1994 interview with Jack Thomas of The Boston Globe, when Mittens was running for a Senate seat. Huh. All right. During Tuesday evenings speech, she also said that Mitt Romney was never handed success. But in her 1994 interview, she said that the house they bought ther, cost less to pay the mortgage for than it did to rent. They sold it for $90,000 seven years later. ney said to Thomas. We had no income except the stock we taining. At the RNC, she said their desk was a door propped up on ing board in the kitchen. That statement matches what she said in 1994, but she said then the funny thing is that I never expected help. She never Listen up, guys, because this is actually important. By now, weve all been on this planet long enough to smell gling young couple make. Her speech sounds plausible until you check the facts.N plore such is the life of a freshman. Yet, I am excited to be one of them. This year will be whatever I make it, and I plan to make it the best year of my life. justed to. Not to mention the challenging courses, push to get involved in student organizations and stress of making lifelong friendships. Whew, thats a lot on my plate. ture to the laundry room hidden in the stuffy basement or realizing just how far the bathroom at the end of the hallway is and that it does not allow for getting ready Honestly, I am still too afraid to set foot on a bus. With many routes crisscrossing every which way across campus, who knows where I will end up if I get on one? I have a plan or at least I like to think that I have with academics and socialization. My planner can agree with this, as every moment of my life is mapped out in advance. handy as the various meetings and functions that I am posite ends of campus. Ive never been much of a speed walker, but lately I have had to kick it into high gear. Even if I pump my arms and turn my feet over quickly, perience than I do seem to saunter by me. I am considering investing in a bike, but that may be a safety hazard to the entire community. Since my training wheel days, I have only been the occasional beach bike rider. With cars, scooters and pedestrians lining the roads and sidewalks, Lance may not be the safest mode of travel. ways something that needs to be done, new people to meet and a new site to explore. derful, but having hundreds of them hurled at my head constantly is reason enough for a migraine. I will need to learn the bus system just to replenish my supply of Advil and Diet Coke. I am ecstatic to be a Gator, but that doesnt mean I am obligated to become a Pepsi fan. sically equates to a year of trial and error. There is no with a map or getting locked out of the dorm room in just a towel. If nothing else, these adventures will make for great stories in the years to come. es and join clubs based on their interests, not what is volved; the opportunities that this campus has to offer require a little digging. sight of what Im really after. This year, I dont want to become lost in whats going on around me. commit to it. Status: In progress. Abby Wolz is a health science freshman at UF. Her column appears on Thursdays. Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITORAbby Wolzopinions@alligator.org

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THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7With only two months to go until the 2012 election, President Obama has an average lead in the polls by only a few percentage points, according to realclearpolitics.com. In essence, the race is tied. With the numbers so close, its really anyones guess whether President Obama will win a second term in oftime, and two months is an eternity. A lot can still happen before Election Day. But some of the biggest determinants of the fall elections are largely out of the control of either candidate. For instance, neither has much say whether Greece chooses to exit or gets thrown out of the Euro Zone, which could substantially impact the American economy and thus the elections. There is still great potential for both presidential campaigns to shift the 2012 election in a whole new direction. Contrary to the glee that many of my fellow Democrats felt when Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was announced as Romneys vice presidential nominee, I actually believe it was quite a shrewd choice. As scores of Republican commentators have argued, The national unemployment rate is 8.2 percent, and millions more Americans have simply chosen to leave the blame the incumbent for economic problems. used to describe Ryan, he is in some ways equally passionate about social issues. conservatives, a substantial number of Republicans subscribe to only one of the aforementioned realms of conservatism, and it is important for Republicans to the Republican Party to appeal to more moderate votIn 2010, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) the good fortune of facing Tea Party member Sharon of sensibility. Consequently, the Democrats in this race have increasingly made this election about cultural modernity and the GOPs opposition to many facets of it. The fact that the Obama campaign has decided to future. In some ways, this is a dangerous path to follow. Placing so much emphasis on representing the future leaves room for Republicans to portray Democrats as not being the party of the present. The reality is that the United States is changing economically, socially and demographically at a rapid pace. These changes have caused increased social alienation, as evidenced by the Occupy Wall Street movement and the Tea Party. That is the main challenge for Democrats: How do you present yourself as the party of the future when it is the future and the accompanying changes that scare so many voters? Americans are uncertain about their futures. Theyre the United States global dominance seems to disintegrate. At home, they see a stagnating economy. And many older Americans see a country that is being transformed in a way that would have been hard to forecast half a century ago. That is why the GOP has rather unapologetically run as the party of the nations past. One needs only to listen to a few minutes of Romneys stump speech before hearing lines about restor The 2012 elections have come down to a debate beWho will win at this point is anyones guess, but much of the result will hinge on each partys ability to present the aforementioned narratives effectively. Scott Stirrett is a columnist for The Hoya at Georgetown University.Scott StirrettUWire Presidential election is past vs. future UWire I There was one openly gay student at my rural high because of the teasing. to discover UF is probably a much more open and safe environment for the LGBT community than the environment they experienced in high school. will no doubt lead many to evolve their stance on social issues to be more in favor of equal rights. I can certainly say that my experience as a Gator has broadened my understanding of sexual orientations and helped develop my political involvement. I hopped in a van with an unusual assortment of LGBT students, leftists and an Alligator reporter to attend the National Equality March in Washington, D.C. Cleve Jones, a gay rights activist and protg of politiwas assassinated in 1978. The purpose of the march was to call for equal rights for the LGBT community a message that I was receptive to. fornias Proposition 8 passage, which eliminated the rite of gay marriage in the state. For an adventurous and wide-eyed freshman who wanted to better understand the world around him, the trip was life-changing. Marching to the Capitol alongside activists, politicians, overwhelming. The aspect of the trip that left the biggest impact on me was the people I met. From the Episcopalian church that gave us shelter for the night, to the members of our caravan, the collective atmosphere was one of the warmest and most accepting environments I have ever encountered. men and women I met because they held their heads high and treated others fairly, despite the fact that society had often not dealt them the same courtesies. I met lovers who out of their homes, and people who had been severely bullied by individuals and ostracized by our institutions. The most solemn moment was when a gay man from the Gainesville community whom I befriended admitted to me that he had once attempted suicide because there was a point in his life when the rejection and loneliness he faced became too great. A lot has changed since then. I went on to become the vice president of the UF College Democrats and later the president of the Students sponsibility and equal opportunity for all students. I am Gators with both inspiring and heart-wrenching stories of their own. I didnt want to introduce my views in the debut of this column with a lecture or the demonization of differ ing opinions. Sometimes, the best way to convince others is to tell a story. Though we are individuals, at the end of the day we are also Gators who are united by our common story at UF. Being a part of this university will help students begin to see past our differences and embrace each other as people with similar concerns, hopes and dreams. It is hard to say whether our world will ever triumph ness fostered within this university will be a step in that direction. Together this generation of Gators can help create a better world than the one we inherited. Ford Dwyer is a history and political science major at UF. His column appears on Thursdays. Experiences in college solidify belief in equality ColumnFord Dwyeropinions@alligator.org

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theA v enue THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/THE_AVENUE Upcoming events: Aug. 30: Heavy Pets / Greenhouse Lounge, $10 at High Dive Aug. 31: Theatre Strike Force, free at Orange and Brew Aug. 31 and Sept. 1: Less Than Jake, $15 in advance at High DiveTweet of the week: Less Than Jake@LessThanJake: @AlligatorAvenue Great to be back home from the UK tour, Now we plan our conquest to drink this town dry over Friday and Saturday.For all things entertainment, follow the Avenue on Twitter: @AlligatorAvenue THE APPLICATION IS FREE. VONECIA CARSWELLAvenue WriterBryan Dubno overheard more than sandwich orders while standing in the Reitz Union Subway line Sunday. He stood between two UF students who were talking about one of his cherished inventions: the UFmobile iPhone app. Its cool to see people actually using it, said Dubno, a 22-yearold UF computer science and engineering senior. Fall semester, UFmobile was used about 64,000 times. Since Dubno created the free iPhone app in 2009, it has had 29,000 downloads. Go, received about nine downloads in its lifetime. It was a project for the science fair his sophomore year at Spanish River Community High School, and it gave users nutritional information on fast food restaurants. Despite its imperfections, the young developer was proud that he was able to create the app without formal training. It was on my own learning, he said. It gave me a sense of independence. Dubno enrolled at UF in 2008 as an exploratory engineering major, but after taking a beginning Java course his freshman year, he discovered his passion for computer science and engineering. I had a great professor, and thats what got me into it, he said. But the self-starter always had a curiosity for how things worked. He said that as a child, he would take apart little things, like a car He also took advantage of online resources and books at a young age, which helped set the path for nomtasticapps.com, which displays the other four apps he created: Translate FREE and StudySets for Spanish, Psychology and French, trumping the UFmobile app with about 300,000 downloads. His latest additions to UFmobile dining hall, library and tutoring hours and enhancements in the Wall feature (unread message notiand select chat bubble and crowd moderation) were released in the spring. Ive gotten a lot of positive feedback, Dubno said. The reviews are heartwarming. Last August, he released the apps redesigned version 2.2, which includes an augmented reality camera that allows users to easily pinpoint their classes locations, a UF news feed, an event calendar, the ability to import course schedules from the Integrated Student Information System, RTS route information, a UF directory and a live feed from Southwest Recreation Center cameras that allows users to see if the gym is busy before heading over. The app is popular among UF students and faculty and has been used in places such as Australia, China and Europe. Its used all over the world for some strange reason. I guess the Gator nation is really everywhere, Dubno said, chuckling. Corey Flayman, Dubnos 19-year-old marketing intern, can somewhat account for that. Flaymans uncle, a UF alumnus, introduced him to UFmobile while he was in high school, and he downloaded it before he was admitted to UF last year. I was surprised when I realized a student created it, he said. It was so effective. I thought it was a UF professionals work. The telecommunication sophomore has been interning with Dubno since the spring. Although they communicate primarily via email, they are a cohesive team. Its a nice relationship, Dubno said. Its not like Im his boss. Flayman said he likes that Dubno gives him the ability to develop his own ideas. Its his job to promote the app on social media and get people to download it on a dayto-day basis. It would be nice if the univer sity picked it up, Dubno said. A lot of people still dont know about it. As for now, word-of-mouth conversations in restaurant lines have proven worthy.Shannon Kaestle / AlligatorUF computer science and engineering senior Bryan Dubno, 22, the creator of UFmobile, uses the free iP Student creates UFmobile iPhone app as campus resource SAMANTHA DOUCETTEAvenue Contributing WriterThis fall, the Alachua County Fairgrounds will see more paint than it ever has. Dayglow, a traveling paint par ty, will stop in Gainesville Sept. 21 with dubstep duo Adventure Club. The event originally was scheduled to take place Labor Day weekend but was moved due to a mandate by the Alachua County sons, according to a statement made on Facebook by event host The Dynasty Group. The deadline for refund requests for all tickets is today. Tickets purchased online for the original Dayglow date will be accepted at the event. Hard-copy tickets may be exchanged at the original point of purchase. Original headliner Porter Robinson will kick off his new tour on Sept. 25. Those who chose to exchange rather than refund their tickets will be given added perks from The Dytnasty Group, according to Facebook. Original ticket owners will be granted free admission before 11 p.m. or reduced admission all night to The Dynasty Groups foam party event, Get Wet, on Stereo. Previous ticket holders will also be able to purchase tickets to Porter Robinson with Zedd before they go on sale to the public. General admission tickets to Dayglow are $32. V.I.P. tickets are $65. Doors open at 9 p.m. DayGlow tour rescheduled, ticket refund deadline is today music How to refund or exchange your tickets to Dayglow:If you purchased a ticket for Dayglow on its original date, here are your options: contact your original point of purchase. Sept. 21. purchase.

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CRISTINA PANEQUEAvenue WriterAfter youve been out for the night with your friends, Five Star Pizza just seems to call your name. Eating cures boredom, but eating late at night is one of the worst things you can do to your body. Weight loss is total calories consumed compared to amount of energy burned, said Dr. Donald Hensrud, associate professor of preventative medicine and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as interviewed by ABC News. Late-night snacking increases calorie intake, making the sides unbalanced. Despite the setback in weight loss, there are ways to get around it. Resist dialing Midnight Cookies when youre up late studying, and try some of these healthier alternatives to keep off the extra pounds: Frozen blueberries, raspberries or strawberries you feel more energized. Multigrain pretzels or crackers About a handful (one ounce) is a great alternative to chips and is about 100 calories. Cheese quesadilla Use low-fat cheese and a for the body to break down). Greek yogurt It is high in protein, low in sugadd some fruit. Dark chocolate The darker, the better. Dark chocolate contains more cacao and less processed fat. Avocado helps it pass through your system quickly. Green tea It isnt exactly food, but itll help you up with plenty of nutrients. THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 This column is provided by Ariel Barnes, a 21-year-old majoring in international studies. Would you like to get some Mediocre Advice? Visit http://mediocreadvicegators.tumblr.com/askMaegan Dennis / Alligator Staff Ariel Barnes Dear mediocre Advice, I hate it when little kids get in the pool at my apartment complex. Their parents dont care how disturbing they are being. Should I say something? Dear Mediocre Advice, Ive been told by many men that most girls can just walk up to any guy, start a conversation and land them in the sack no problem. What is your take on this? Do you think its really that easy? Dear Friend, No. Parents have it tough enough as it is. Ignore them and dont fall for the trap and enter their pool. Yes, its their pool the moment they cannonball into it. Like a dog, they mark their territory. Each child has marked the pool with at least one gallon of pee (and the occasional Dear perfect friend, no idea why you would want to hear how good of a friend you are when all your clothes want anything serious which is why he is limit ing your stay to one night per week. If you must have sex with only him tell him you have a very demanding body. If he doesnt one new. You deserve someone who is going to give it to you daily. Dear Mediocre Advice, The guy Im hooking up with keeps saying how he enjoys my friendship, but never talks to me outside of the one night I come over a week. Do you think hes just saying what he thinks I want to hear? And how do I tell him I need sex more than once a week? Dear Friend, Probably. I think the chances of this happen ing are higher if its dark and both parties are drunk. Why say no to a semi-OK looking girl who wants to bone you? The work you would have had to put in is done. She is eliminating the part during which you have to walk up to rejected while wasting at least $20 on drinks. At least one of those girls will lead you on and maybe give you a boner while youre sitting down, which will take time out of moving to the next girl who may or may not be interested. Its work. So if some girl is ready to go and a guy is willing, fornicating is the most likely result. JESSICA KEGUAvenue WriterIf youre a freshman, the weekday grind of repetitive conversation, handshaking and awkward smiling has left your face, hands and brain a little numb. Then the weekend arrives. You have a glorious Saturday or Sunday ahead of you probably dont pay for. However, the problem then arises that you dont know anything about anything because youre a freshman duh. You will ing one of these general options and, if so, here are some tips to go along with them: Your best friends older brothers buddys roommate is having a kegger, and you got a text invitation. Score. You should believe most of what movies have taught you about house parties, and remember that the respect you earn from a 30-second keg stand will be tarnished by the pity you receive from the best friend patiently stroking your back an hour later. Most important, fruit punch is to grain alcohol as an invisibility cloak is to Harry Potter, so sip on that hunch punch slowly and cautiously. You paid $150 for a fake New Hampshire ID, and youre ready to break it in. Give it up now. That guy from Miami who promised it would scan, blacklight and pass a lie-detector test is probably lying. Gainesville is not fake-IDfriendly, and, frankly, its just not worth it. If you are caught with a fake ID in Florida, it is a felony. If you are caught using somebodys real ID, it is a misdemeanor charge. Both The majority of the people who go out in Gainesville are collegeage and from Florida, not New Hampshire, Arizona or Wisconsin, and the bouncers, though thick of body, are not thick of mind. Girls night The ladies just called, and they have a bottle of Pinnacle waiting for you and a tip from a guy in their sociology class that this club in midtown is chill-asyou-know-what, and its free cover for girls until midnight. Basically, if your skirt is short and your heels are high, dont be alarmed and appalled by the groping and please dont fall down. The Frat Party Everyone should go once, maybe twice. If you hit thrice, you should probably just rush. Most important, try to remember that it gets easier. Plans will fall into place on your niche in Gainesville as long as you seek it. Sooner than watching bad TV with good friends on a Friday night, and it wont feel lame it will feel just right.The freshmans guide to going out JESSICA KEGUAvenue Writerw4w If there is a w4w posting you have hit a rare gem of a personal ad. The elusive w4w posting is rare because lesbians dont care nearly as much about the Internet as straight guys do (for porn), straight women do (for Pinterest) or gay guys do (for porn and Craigslist missed connections). Now take a shot like a man. igreejus grumaticuhl airers. Depending on your own grammatical skill level, take a sip for bad punctuation, take two sips if there is an improper use of their that theyre using. Take a shot for every spelling error, whether it is Micdonalds, or goodby or an uncommonly misspelled four-letter word. The Clichs Were trying to get drunk here, so if you see any of the following, you drink: Id really like to get to know you better. No they dont. They want to rape you with hugs or maybe rape you for real. Either way, its probably not your personality they want to familiarize themselves with. I think there was sexual tension between us. Yes, there probably was tension but it was not sexual, just regular tension the awkward kind. We kept making eye contact. Of course you made eye contact. The poster of this ad was staring you down for, like, an hour from across the library, hoping they wouldnt true love. I never do this but But you ARE doing this. ZING. You were weighing two melons in the produce section If the missed connection occurred at a supermarket, you drink. I dont know what it is about brightly lit spaces where people buy anything from cucumbers to turkey basters, but it seems to get everyone horny, because there is an inordinate amount of missed connections that take place here. Missin you Drink if the title of the ad has anything to do with missing somebody, but DO NOT READ IT. They are sappy, pathetic and awful, and because you should be drunk by now, you might cry. We cant have that now.Craigslist > missed connections drinking gameAlternatives for late night snacking health After youve been out for the night with your friends, Five Star Pizza just seems to call your Eating cures boredom, but eating late at night is one of the worst things you can do to your body. Weight loss is total calories consumed compared to amount of energy burned, said Dr. Donald Hensrud, associate professor of preventative medicine and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., as interviewed by ABC News. Late-night snacking increases calorie intake, making the sides Multigrain pretzels or crackers ful (one ounce) is a great alternative to chips and is about 100 calories. Cheese quesadilla Use low-fat cheese and a for the body to break down). Greek yogur t It is high in protein, low in sugadd some fruit. Dark chocolate The darker, the better. Dark chocolate contains more cacao and less processed Avocado helps it pass through your system quickly. Green tea It isnt exactly food, but itll help you up with plenty of nutrients.

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KRISTAN WIGGINSAvenue Contributing WriterVictoria Miller combines second-hand doilies and entrepreneurship to create a unique result. Miller, a 21-year-old art history senior at UF, makes dreamcatchers and sells them online at the popular handmade goods marketplace, Etsy. Dreamcatchers originated from Native American tribes in the mid20th century. Many people believe spirits while they sleep when it is hung in a window or above their beds. Miller offers a modern, yet vintage twist to these traditional talismans. Most people think that I make the traditional Native American kind, Miller said, but mine are more vintage. Millers inspiration to start making dreamcatchers began online last winter break. She came across a blog on Fossil.com that featured a dreamcatcher with a crocheted doily in the center instead of the usual webbing. It was kind of hard to understand how to do it, so I just turned it into my own thing, Miller said. After getting doilies from her grandmother and thrift stores, Miller started making dreamcatchers. She tried different sizes, patterns and materials. After a while, her whole house with dreamcatchers. I knew about Etsy and how it was all handmade and vintage, so I knew it was the perfect place to sell, Miller said. Opening the store was not as ure out prices and pick shipping store REVIVE by Victoria on May 23. I wanted the name to be something to do with recycling reusing old materials and making them into something new, Miller said. Since she opened the store, Miller has sold about a dozen dreamcatchers, the largest dreamcatcher selling for $65. I was surprised at how much someone will pay for a dreamcatcher, Miller said. I try to be reasonable, thinking about what I would charge my friends versus strangers. Miller received what, to her, was the biggest compliment of all when she was invited to enter an art show during the Florida Surfing Championships in Jacksonville, Fla. I was so excited. Someone had seen my stuff and thought it was good enough to show other people, Miller said. With school, the about $150 booth-rental cost and the time it would take to make enough dreamcatchers, Miller decided to not do the art show. However, she is looking into some local shows and markets at which she could present. Miller also sells United States rearview mirror decorations she makes from hangers that she twists into shape. She admittedly loves arts and crafts and said she always seems to be make things out of the unexpected. I recently brought home a box of my art stuff just random objects but I know I am going to make something out of it, Miller said. Although Miller does not necessarily believe in the power supposedly stored in dreamcatchers, she knows others believe in it or at least like their artistic value. It seems that popularity will continue to drive Millers sales and pay her bills. 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 Rachel Crosby / AlligatorVictoria Miller, a 21-year-old art history senior, makes and sells dreamcatchers out of vintage doilies on the popular handmade goods marketplace, Etsy.com, under the name REVIVE by Victoria. REVIVE by Victoria: UF student turns crafty creations into business

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THURSDAY AUGUST 30, 2012 ALLIGATOR,11 IAN ROWEAVENUE WRITER1882: Gender-neutral historical 1894: asked how he intended to spend the 1900: 1911: 1914: 19171923 those who made their workplaces 1951 1953: 1955: 1956: 1970: Present Day: humor Meme of the Week Internet memes have become elements of cultural behavior that are passed from one individual to another. They are all over the Web and are usually giggle-provoking. The Avenue will accept submissions of your favorite memes and print them all semester. Tweet your memes to @AlligatorAvenue or email them to avenue@alligator.org.1990s Problems: An Internet meme featuring the iconic screenshot of James Van Der Beek crying on a dock in Dawsons Creek. The meme highlights the struggles of youth in the 90s. Some of the memes highlights include sayings like, Ordered a McDonalds Happy Meal, but I already have that Beanie Baby, and My TV Guide didnt come this month, so I dont know whats on TV right now. I dont believe in Global Warming, but hamburgers are still pretty good.

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MICHELLE PROVENZANOAvenue WriterPushing the pianos aside and bringing out the microphone, Gainesvilles Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar is set to host comedy Wednesdays at 9 p.m. during September. Rockeys, located at 112 S Main St., will showcase two professional comedians in addition to a local Gainesville comedian that hosts the show. Comedy fans who are 18 and older can enjoy the show for a $3 cover charge, an entertaining alternative to midtown bars and downtown clubs during the week. Im excited for a different scene, away from the typical party nights, said psychology senior Katie Edson. My roommates and I wanted a place where we can talk and chill out during the week. So these comedy to everything else in town and allow us to have bonding time together. Audiences can enjoy quick-witted comedians Roy Haber, J.B. Ball, J. Bliss, Ken Garr, Rene Bray, Johnny Oz, Darryl Rhoades and Carmen Morales throughout September. Rockeys hopes to keep the comedy nights going past September as long as people are willing to come out and watch, said Zach Givens, general manager of Rockeys. All of us here are huge stand-up comedy fans, and I feel like we put out some of the best touring commyself having a hard time focusing on work sometimes, because these guys really know how to hold your attention. For people who missed the August comedy night lineups, comedian David Nickerson, from Howard Sterns Killers of Comedy Tour, and Florida comedian Chris Matson took the stage for the Aug. 22 show and interacted with the audience for many of their joke setups. nitely good to have college students come out and feed off the comedy, Matson said. I started writing jokes in college, and Ive somehow transcended that feel over the years for this type of demographic. For the older-than-21 crowd, attendees can enjoy $4 Jameson, $3 wells and $2 domestic draft drink specials Wednesdays. Seating is on Rockeys recommends attendees ar rive early. If you want to go out with some friends, Rockeys is a great place to go out, have a good time and lift your spirits up, Givens said. We offer the best comedians out there that you can get for this kind of setting, so we hope no one misses out. For more information on the weekly comedy nights, or to reserve seating for large parties, call 352-505-0042 or visit rockeysduelingpianos.com. 12, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 ALYSSA HOLCOMBAvenue WriterI could very easily play devils advocate when it comes to Nickelback and all of the unequivocal hatred sur rounding its members. However, after constantly hearing a particularly poignant list of reasons for the bands more leveled with defending what is, without a doubt, one of the decades most successful acts. Statistically, Nickelback accounts for a huge part of the successful music in the 2000s. Based on Billboard chart success, here are the facts: last decade worldwide As for the many proclaiming that the bands music is unoriginal, or that the band uses the same chord progressions (have you LISTENED to anything on Top 40 radio?), the exact same can be said about practically any artist on the Hot 100 today. Nickelback may not be in the same realm as Ke$ha or Usher, but all three have a major commonality: They use a formula. A formula for success, which after all, has them on the charts for a reason. But a big difference between Nickelback and the other Top 40 artists is that the band has co-written or solely written every one of its songs, including each of its 19 hit singles. This is a feat the majority of todays acts has not accomplished. This repetitious style has kept acts on the top charts for ages. But the hatred toward Nickelback can get out of hand and is borderline ridiculous. I mean, a petition to prevent the band from performing at the NFL halftime show on Thanksgiving 2011 in Detroit? Again, this is not abnormal. But why waste time trashing a moderately acceptable act when there are legions more waiting for your well-deserved ridicule? Admit it: Just about everyone has sung Rockstar, Photograph or How You Remind Me without a care. The cool thing about Nickelback is that it is at least a bit likeable to most. Im not saying it is everyones style, but it has made sing-along anthems that have stuck around. Sure, the band may be lackluster to many, but Nickelback set the proverbial stage for its contemporaries in style and success. More listen, less livid: Why Nickelback is pretty decent KATHRYN VARNAvenue WriterI liked Nickelback once. In fact, I liked it enough to attend one of its concerts in seventh grade. Then, just like the moment I discovered I was actually delivered through my mothers bajingo and not delivered by a majestic stork, I learned the world can be a dark place. The concert consisted of Breaking Benjamin, Three Days Grace and Nickelback, certainly a trifecta from the eighth circle of Hell. A Jumbotron their breasts in between each band, and I was drenched in beer from the gothic-redneck audience surroundBy the time Nickelback came out, lead singer Chad Kroeger was less of a 13-year-old crush and more of a Nicolas Cage look-alike whose gravelly voice could be mistaken for his Im taking a massive crap voice. This was my transition from fan to hater. This is when I realized that a band cannot possibly be good if the lyrics, If they could love like you and me/Imagine what the world could be, and, No doubt that we were heading south/I guess nobody ever taught her not to speak with a full mouth, could be in songs on the same album. Look Nickelback, Im all about going all in, balls out, as you sing in Burn It To The Ground, but zip up your pants and leave something to the imagination. Lets take a look at Nos. 1, 2 and 3 in a list of the top 10 Nickelback songs from voices.yahoo.com for an idea of the bands inconsistency. No 3 is Photograph, an example of the Nickelback thats dripping with fake love and poignancy. Rockstar takes second, with its alcoholic, pro-drug, disrespect-towomen lyrics. The No. 1 spot goes to How You Remind Me, which actually has some depth and authenticity. It was also released in 2001. If your No. 1 song is from 11 years ago, its time to stop. So please, Chad, go marry Avril Lavigne, star in a reality TV show about sellout pop couples, or maybe start a family of Ramen-haired children. I dont care. Just stop making my ears bleed.Nickelback: The most hated band for a reason Rockeys Dueling Piano Bar to host series of comedy nights only in gainesville Rachel Crosby / AlligatorRockeys Dueling Piano Bar, will host a weekly comedy series on Wednesday nights throughout the month of September. The bar is located downtown at 112 S Main St.

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Flexible terms with bonus for signing 3 or more students. Call Steve 520-440-6578. 9-6-12-27-1 5 bdrms for rent in 2 story hosue, 3 rms @ 400/mo, 2 rms @ $500, low utilities on 5 acres w/ farm call for details 386-462-2554 8-30-12-14-1 LARGE MASTER SUITE IN NEW HOME; 15 min to VA, Shands & UF. N/S professional only. Util, cable TV, garage, wireless internet incl. Kitchen, laundry & pool access. $525/mo. 352-219-3410 9-7-16-1 EFFICIENCY APT Private entrance, A/C, 1BR/1BA, galley kitchen, DirecTV, covered patio. 8x10 steel storage shed. Utils incl. $495/mo. $200 sec. dep. Call 352-372-6466 day or night. 9-5-12-10-1 Available one bedroom with private bathroom in 4 BR/4BA condo. Located on 2 bus routes within 1 mile of UF. Amenities include internet, cable, washer/dryer. $400/month furnished. Call 786-390-4252. 9-14-14-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! QUIET, CLEAN. LOTS OF GREEN1br $375. 2br $425 372-1201, 213-3901 12-5-12-71-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dry er included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 538-2181 lv message 1215-12-71-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-12-12-171-2 Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. $425 to $545. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 12-512-71-2 AVAILABLE NOW WALK TO UF 1BRs $425-$495 2BRs $495--$580 House 4BR/2BA $1250 Gore Rabell Real Estate 378-1387 www.Gore-Rabell.com 12-5-12-71-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 12-5-12-71-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $450 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! A true 1/1 close but far enough away from the ruckus of the student ghetto. No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 12-5-12-71-2 1 & 2BR duplexes, blocks to UF.Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352-3593341/359-5584 9-7-12-37-2 Trend's Student Rentals of the Month! 3/3 Brand New-3 Bus Routes$1200! 2/1.5 Remodeled Casablanca Twnhse$1150! 4/4 All-Inclusive-10 min to UF$1200! Text "Trend" to 313131 Trend4Rent.com 8-31-12-2 SPACIOUS 2BR/2BA APT.Convenient location to Shands, UF & Butler Plaza. Asking $700. Please call Ketty 305332-6566. yttek@hotmail.com 9-5-12-51-2 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. Apt for rent near Shands 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt 2. 1BR/1BA w/ lrg screened-in porch, W/D hook-ups. Monthly rent $525. Sec dep $700. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message 8-31-12-35-2 Apt for rent near Shands. 3300 SW 23rd St. Apt #1. 2BR w/ study, 1BA. Large screenedin porch. W/D hook-ups. $675/mo, $850 sec dep. Pets ok. Please call 352-371-3473 leave message. 8-31-12-35-2 THE POLOSCheck out our UPGRADES!! Ask About our Preferred Employer Discounts and SPECIALS! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 12-5-71-2 1BR/1.5BA LOFT APT Fully remodeled. Sparrow condo. Minimum 1 year lease. Adult or grad student. No pets. $600/mo + 2 mos sec dep in advance. Available immediately 352-339-4600 9-1212-32-2 Nicks Place Apt, 2BED/2BATH $750 for entire Apt WASHER/DRYER, dishwasher, high ceilings, Sleep late only 5 blocks to Campus, Great Parking, 1st or 2nd floor units. Call Mitchell Realty 352-374-8579 8-31-12-25-2 $350 Newly Remodeled: ALL Inclusive, Utils, Std CableTV, SecureWiFi, Pvt BR/BA, W/D. Full/Kitchen, Furnished Common Area, 43"LCD TV/Stereo. On UF Bus Rte. OPEN MINDED. 954-854-9445 UTGcondos.com 8-31-12-20-2 2BRM/2BTH. 501 SW 69th Street Gainesville FL 32641. New paint/carpet. Central Air/ Heat. WD hookup. Call 352-367-1956 or stevemalu@yahoo.com. Deposit $500 Rent $550/month. 9-10-25-2 5 Bed/2 Bath home $2,000/mo. 1016 SW 6th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601. 1 block from UF, behind Norman Hall. Parking, high-speed internet, W/D. e-mail or call for serious interest: rungaro@ufl.edu (352)375-5975 8-3112-17-2 Spacious 3BR/2BA/2CG home in Blues Creek. Huge MBR/BA w/ walk-in closet, cent H/AC, internet hookup, all appls, W/D, pool, tennis. 4848 NW 79th Rd.$1190/mo. 352222-0211 8-30-12-10-2 BIKE/BUS TO CLASS,WALK TO SHANDS. Campus Edge Condominium is ON CAMPUS! It fronts Archer Road & backs up to Hull Road!Beautiful newer laminate flooring.Enjoy convenient living with a pool & fitness center right next to UF. This top story, end unit is quiet, comfortable, has its own private washer/dryer, walk-in closet. NON SMOKERS. Owner agent 352-262-2871.Lease $699/m. 9-17-12-19-2 $500,private apt, greenspace; ceiling fans; patio with locking gate; near UF; prefer quiet,mature; 1824 NW 9th st; 352 284 3873;352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 $650, 2 br, apt,pool, laundry, walk to UF,Shands,Vet School; ceiling fans;carpet & tile, some utils; prefer quiet mature; 352 376 080.352 284 3873; postj@bellsouth.net 10-2-12-30-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. 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 Call/text 352-538-1550 9-19-12-20-2 2Bed/2Bath 2 Miles to UF. Easy commute to Santa Fe College. Quiet,Top Floor, End Unit, Elevator bldg. High Ceilings,Screened Porch.Pets considered. $975.Email Donna Bostwick. dsbostwick@yahoo.com 8-305-2 2BR/1BA APARTMENT 7210 SW 45th Place. $525/moNo pets. Call Geri 352-538-1114 9-7-1210-2 TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, W/D hook-up, pvt backyard, carpet, tiles, just painted. Extra clean. $625/mo + $625 sec. 2627 SW 38th Place. Available now. 941-764-1977, 941204-1304. 9-24-12-20-2 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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14, ALLIGATOR MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-339-3329 or 352-494-6692 http://www.merrillmanagement.com/ 1BR 1BA Apt 1 BLOCK TO UF 1236 SW 4th Avenue $525/Mo Central H & Air, New Carpet & Paint Laundry on site. Parking Avail 9/1 or after 1BR Apt Robert Obrien Apts Carpet, Window A/C, Nat Gas Ht Near Sams Club/Walmart $375/Mo Newly Remodled. 2901 NW 14th Street 8-31-12-5-2 Step Out Of Your Front Door and Into the Law School! 2398 SW 2ND Avenue 4BR/2BA, Fenced backyard Close to bus route & Shopping, Carpet/Tile Floors, Fresh Paint $1450/mo. Call 352-240-9001 12-5-12-71-2 ***** WALK TO UF *****3br/2bath with extra room that could be 4th bedroom. Wood floors, central heat & air. $1150/mth. 116 NW 7th Terr. Call 870-2760 9-19-12-15-2 4 Bed/3 Bath Luxury House $1350/mo close to EVERYTHING! UF, Shands, 75 (Williston/23rd) 2253 SW 41 Lane. Call now for showing! 352-610-1669 9-12-12-10-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 9-12-12-10-2 2 x 2.5 condo in Alexandria of Grantwood. Spacious 1300 sq. ft. unit with w/d, central a/c, granite countertops, and a back patio. 24/7 gated community with pool and racquetball. Located on bus routes 9 & 35. Call 954-699-3665 or email g8rboy9648@gmail. com Ask for Eddie 9-14-12-12-2 1BR/1BA available in 4/4 in beautiful gated countryside complex. $400/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Looking for full year lease. 754-2815023 or Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com 9-6-12-5-2 3BR/3BA available in 3/3 in beautiful Windsor Park complex. $415/mo incl all utils, cable, internet, etc. Big Screen tv in living room! Looking for full year lease. 754-281-5023 or Shahrouz.ebadian@gmail.com 9-6-12-5-2 2BR/2BA newly remodeled condo in Timberway. All ceramic floor, W/D & refrigerator included. Quiet neighborhood. $800/ mo. Call Mike 352-222-8380 9-6-12-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 1ST 2 MONTHS RENT FREE! Sublease at GAINESVILLE PLACE. 1BR/1BA in 4BR/4BA, $459/mo, fully furn, on bus rte, 24 hr fitness, volleyball, 2 pools, Move In Aug 18. 863-326-8231 Males only please 8-3112-7-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 9-28-12-85-4 $350 Newly Remodeled: ALL Inclusive, Utils, Std CableTV, SecureWiFi, Pvt BR/BA, W/D. Full/Kitchen, Furnished Common Area, 43"LCD TV/Stereo. On UF Bus Rte. OPEN MINDED. 954-854-9445 UTGcondos.com 8-31-12-20-4 UNIVERSITY COMMONS-across UF on Archer. Female roomate needed $350 plus 1/4 util. upper unit with vaulted ceiling. Contact Patti 239-370-9130 8-31-12-18-4 DUCKPOND LARGE FURNISHED ROOM in character home with cafe owner. $60/wk + 1 hour labor. Includes cable & utils. Call Mr. Sherwood 352-514-3409 9-10-1210-4 Two block from campus!!! Large Room in quite house. All utilities and parking included. $650 per month. Call Kevin 407-529-8909 or kechupp@gmail.com 9-13-12-10-4 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 12-5-71-5 HOUSE FOR SALE/ FOR RENT Convenient! Well maintained home in NW area 4/B 2/B. Lots of room for the whole family or room mates close to schools stores and bus service. Many extras Must see to believe. $130,000.00 Call Larry at 1-352493-9220 8-31-12-11-5 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. 12-5-12-71-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-5-12-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-5-12-71-6 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. 12-5-7-6 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 12-5-7-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-5-7-6 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 12-5-7-6 **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. 12-5-7-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 12-5-7-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-5-12-71-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-5-67-7 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 UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 125-12-71-10GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-278-1925 12-5-71-10 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 12-5-12-71-10 MUSIC STORE Studio PercussionBUY SELL TRADE LESSONS NEW USED Founded by UF Florida Alumni! Go Gators! facebook.com/StudioPercussionSpDrumShop 2512 NE 1st Blvd We are closest to UF! 10-4-30-10WASHER & DRYERWhirlpool. Used very little. In good condition. White. $100/each. Call 352-336-5808 8-3112-3-10 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 12-571-11 12-5-12-71-11

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ALLIGATOR NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 12-5-12-71-11 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 12-5-12-71-11 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 12-5-12-71-11 Road Rat Motors-Gvilles #1 service facility. We repair ALL brands of scooters & will come to YOU! Daily pickups available. Lowest labor rates & quickest turnaround time around. Run by Gator Grads! 352-376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 125-12-71-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 12-5-12-71-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 125-71-112011 50cc scooter Low Low Mileage $1200.00352-658-1505 9-6-12-10-11 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 12-5-71-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 12-5-71-12 I BUY CARS TRUCKS Call Anytime Licensed 352-339-5158 8-31-12-32-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 BUY FOR BLOWOUT PRICES & SAVE BIG!!! VEHICLES STARTING AT $1000 PRICES NEGOTIABLE!!! 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 97 HONDA CIVIC $5999 99 HONDA ACCORD $5999 98 ACURA RL $6999 02 HONDA ACCORD $6999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 01 TOYOTA CAMRY $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 00 HONDA ODYSSEY $7999 02 VOLVO STYPE $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 95 CHEVY CAMERO $2500 98 TOYOTA 4RUNNER $4999 00 ISUZU RODEO $5999 02 NISSAN XTERRA $8999 352-338-1999 12-5-71-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 99 HONDA ACCORD $6999 02 TOYOTA COROLLA $6999 03 NISSAN SENTRA $6999 02 TOYOTA CAMRY $7999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 03 HONDA CIVIC $8999 04 TOYOTA COROLLA $8999 03 NISSAN ALTIMA $8999 04 TOYOTA CAMRY $10,999 352-375-9090 12-5-71-12 Jeep Wrangler Sahara4 doors, black, hard top, new 33" Toyo tires, and manual 6 speed. $18,000, call 352-2340145. 9-14-12-21990 GRAND AMRed, 1 owner, 2-door, 5-speed manual. Runs good. 122K+ miles, new alternator, starter & water pump. Must sell. 538-2616 9-5-12-5-12 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 12-5-71-13UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 12-5-71-13 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 352-240-5062 if interested. 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.com 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 9-7-12-71-13 RESEARCH STUDY: Have you had a positive skin test for TB tuberculosis) and have NOT received BCG (Bacillus Calmette-Guerin)? This is a study comparing two forms of skin testing preparations in PPD-positive persons, 18-60 years of age. If you think you are eligible to take part in this study, please contact Linda at 352-2739376. 9-21-12-21-13

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16, ALLIGATOR Volunteers Needed: HOPE Horses Helping People, Inc. is seeking volunteers for our fall semester sessions. Please email us at ridingtherapy@gmail.com to become a part of our team. www.horseshelpingpeople.org 9-5-5-13 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. 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. 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 anINTERNIf you are enrolled as a UF or SFC student available to work 10-12 hours a week this summer, 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. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-5-12-71-14 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 12-5-1271-14 Lifeguard $12.00/hr, Requires certification as Life Guard. 20 hrs/wknd. Additional hours may be available. Adult-Male patients in a Max-Security Mental Health Facility during pool rec therapy. Call Grady at 352-3758484 ext. 248. 9-11-30-14 Gator Dining Services is looking for students interested in part time work in one of our 45 dining locations on campus. We are looking for cooks, cashiers, baristas, and servers. Very flexible hours. Apply online at Gatordining.com or Reitz Basement B-73. Gator Dining Services/ARAMARK is an equal employment opportunity employer. 8-31-12-17-14 Attn Premeds: Private MCAT Tutor August 2011 MCAT: 40 (14P, 13V, 13B) A.B. in Molecular Biology, Princeton, 2011 500 hours of tutoring experience Email: mcherack@gmail.com (free consult.) 9-12-11-20-15 SANDYS SAVVY CHIC RESALE BOUTIQUE NOW HIRING Great working environment. PT/FT positions available. Apply in person @ 4148 NW 13Tth St. 352-372-1226 sandysresale.com 9-611-14-14 1800GOTJUNK is hiring outgoing/fit gals/ guys for part time Service Team shifts. Student or recent graduate preferred. +21 age req'd for insurance. $9 $15/hr. Email cover letter & resume to clantax@gmail.com 8-31-12-5-14 OFFICE ASSISTANT for real estate office. Hours 9-5 Mon, Wed, Fri each week. Tasks include taking rent payments, answering phone, filing, writing letters. Min 1-yr commitment expected. Starting pay $8.00/hr. Good PT job for student. Please send resume and cover ltr to rabell@atlantic.net No phone calls please. 12-5-12-69-14 Scientists at the University of Florida Dept of Medicine are conducting a study that examines how two drugs interact with each other. Participants must be healthy, between the ages of 21-50. Compensation will be given. Contact Bonnie Coats at 273-9014 9-7-914 ANIMAL CARE TECHAnimal Company LLC needs FT/PT(min 3 weekdays 9-5:30) to wash dishes and take care of rodents and snakes for reptile farm located in town of Newberry. Apply in person at Newberry Commercial Park 25205 NW 8th Place STE 20 or send email to theanimalcompany@ bellsouth.net. No calls please! 8-31-12-514 Seeking recent grads or current students in Psy. (ABA preferred), Sp. Ed., or related field. Duties include implementing exercise routines for individuals with developmental disabilities and clerical work. Full and part time hrs available between 8:30 AM 5:00 PM. Contact Mark for more info at lister@behavioralsupports.com. 8-31-12-5-14 Seeking recent grads or current students in Psy. (ABA preferred), Sp. Ed., or related field to work with children with autism in the Gainesville and Ocala areas. Contact Mark at lister@behavioralsupports.com 8-31-125-14 PROPERTY MANAGER FTFriendly, energetic person. Requires 5 yrs. apartment management experience, good communication skills & computer knowledge. Must be avail. weekends. Apply in person, Contemporary Management Concepts, 2770 NW 43rd Street, Ste. B. DFWP 12-5-12-68-14 Network Engineer Application Deadline: September 7, 2012 For additional information please contact Human Resources at 352-395-5187 or go to http://www.sfcollege.edu/hr/. 9-4-12-5-14 Sr. Network Engineer Application Deadline: September 7, 2012 For additional information please contact Human Resources at 352-395-5187 or go to http://www.sfcollege.edu/hr/. 9-4-12-5-14 Car Cleaner needed full time opportunity available. Must be dependable, with reliable transportation. Must pass background check. **We are taking applications in person ONLY! No phone calls, please.** Southeast Car Agency 310 NE 39th Ave 9-6-12-7-14 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 12-5-71-18 Want 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? 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Florida Golf Teams Enter 2012 Season in Top 15The UF womens golf team is ranked ninth in the Golf World/NGCA Division I Preseason Coaches Poll. The Gators men sit at the No. 12 spot in the Golf World/Nike Golf Division I Preseason Coaches Poll.Erika Tymrak received multiple weekly awards after scoring the game-winning goal against No. 2 Duke on Sunday. See story, page 19. alligatorSports Open House TodayInterested in covering a beat for alligatorSports? Were hiring! Come out to 1105 W. University Ave. for our Open House today from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. UF RANKED NO. 8 IN NCAA IN TOTAL DEFENSE LAST SEASON. ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer Coaches expect a Florida defense that ranked eighth in the country in 2011 to be even better this fall. After a lack of depth forced Sharrif Floyd to play defensive end last season, the 6-foot-3, 303-pound junior moved back to his natural position defensive tackle. Floyd will team up with defensive tackle Omar Hunter in 2012. At a combined 616 pounds, the duo is expected to free space for the UF linebackers. You see more leg strength from him, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said of Hunter. You see a stronger man when he sheds blocks. To me the work ethic from Omar has always been there. Hes a hard worker. Every day in and out and then now youre kind of seeing a more strong and powerful man inside and thats showing up in practice by the way he can take on blocks and get off blocks. Floyd, Hunter and junior defensive end Dominique Easley combined for 16.5 tackles for a loss last season but have been paving the way for UFs linebackers in practice. Weve been getting a lot of penetration, starting Buck linebacker Lerentee McCray said. One of them has to get a double team, they cant just single block everybody. So its with guards trying to get to the secthe linebackers out a lot. After Ronald Powell suffered an ACL tear in the spring game, McCray, a redshirt senior, stepped into the Buck linebacker position. Although coaches are asking him leader, McCray doesnt expect a drop off from UFs 28-sack performance, which ranked No. 38 nationally last season. I feel like we are going to be the same thing, he said. We got a lot of guys able to get after the quarterback. Our pass rush has gotten better since camp. A group of newcomers will back up Easley, Floyd and Hunter on the line. Freshmen Dante Fowler Jr. and Jonathan Bullard are the secondstring ends, while JUCO transfer Damien Jacobs is the primary backup at defensive tackle. We got a lot of young guys coming in, McCray said. We are fresh THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORGDavid Carr / Alligator Staff D efensive line making life easier for Gators linebackers GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer The kickoff to the 2012 season is only three days away, but coach Will Muschamp is still mum on the identity of Floridas starting quarterback. Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel will each play a quarter on Saturday, although Muschamp hasnt announced who I have not made that decision at this time, Muschamp said Wednesday. Both guys deserve the right to start, deserve the right to play. Muschamp said that Wednesdays and todays practices would be a part of the evaluation process. Rather than make the decision just prior to kickoff, Muschamp plans to give the starter enough notice to mentally prepare. Well give them some time, Muschamp said. Were going to give them both a quarter to see how we sort this thing out, and well move from there. Position switches: Coaches are evaluating freshman Jafar Mann at guard, defensive coordinator Dan Quinn said on Monday. Mann came to UF as a threestar defensive tackle, but Floridas coaches saw potential for Still no starter at QB JURNY DUTY Anyone who is expecting big things from the Gators this season is either falling victim to blind optimism or foolishly taking the team at its word. At quarterback, many expect the winner of the battle between Jacoby Brissett and Jeff Driskel from last season, when both struggled. They played only a limited number of snaps in 2011 and have had to learn a whole new offense since the season ended. We havent been able to watch practices, so how can we be sure that the reason the competition between the two is so close is because they have both played so well, not because they have both played poorly? Because that is what they tell us? That is hardly convincing. Even if you want to believe that the winner of the starting quarterback job will be OK, it is laughable to expect bigtime production from either option given the weapons around them. While the quarterbacks have a relatively clean slate because they saw limited playing time in 2011, the wide receiving corps that struggled as much as any unit on the team last year remains largely the same. The Gators four returning wideouts with receptions are Frankie Hammond Jr., Quinton Dunbar, Solomon Patton and Andre Debose. That group combined to catch 48 passes for 864 yards and six touchdowns in 2011. Sixty wide receivers in the NCAA last year had more receiving yards than that group, more than 100 receivers had more receptions and 88 caught more touchdowns. Debose led all of the returning wideouts with 16 receptions last year. That total would have made him a top-four pass catcher on just one other Southeastern Conference team LSU. Some think the formula for the UF offense this season is simple: Run the ball and dont ask the quarterbacks to do too much. But the running backs havent accomplished enough to prove they can hold up their half of that equation. Mike Gillislees 5.9 yards-per-carry average is nice, but very little of his production UF air attack will struggle in 2012 Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy Both guys deserve the right to start, deserve the right to play.Will MuschampUF coachSEE D-LINE, PAGE 18 SEE NOTES, PAGE 18 SEE JOSH, PAGE 18

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going into the game, because we have so much depth. We dont have to take a lot of reps in camp. Bullard and Fowler, who came to UF as Will Muschamp during camp. Bullard has er has been working at Buck linebacker. It helps a lot being able to rotate two people at a position, McCray said. We can rotate series. While players labored through the grind of training camp, at least one enjoyed taking repetitions at a familiar spot. It feels like winning the lottery, Floyd said about moving to defensive tackle. I mean I love what I do. I love what I can do for the team. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator. org. 18, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012 D-LINE from page 17Floyd happy to be back at tackleUF mulling two-way optionshim to play both sides of the ball, as he did in high school. sive line for a couple weeks and get the evaluation there, Quinn said. We took our time looking at him on defense. Were determination. ing with the idea of using defensive back Jabari Gorman on both offense and string free safety on UFs depth chart. He also played wideout in high school. strong safety, impressed coaches in his time at running back on the scout team, ty. Hes really settled in at safety, Quinn said. We are counting on him to do that. Quinn said the roster was otherwise settled and no further positional switches are planned barring injury situations. Pittman progressing: In spring, football was easier for Latroy Pittman. Sure, the freshman had to learn a new playbook for a new team, but the coaches kept it simple. A s the calendar turned to fall, the coaches began to ask more of him, and, like most freshmen, he hit a wall. ing camp, he might have hit that a little bit, Muschamp said. Hes come back through it, and weve narrowed some things down as we continue to game plan through this week. enrolled early and shined in Floridas spring game, hauling in catches of 8 and 43 yards. Given Floridas struggles at the wide receiver position in 2011, the team hopes Pittman can provide a boost. [Were] excited about his progress, Muschamp said. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. NOTES, from page 17came in meaningful situations. His backups have accomplished even less. To assume the Gators can win by leaning on the run game is misguided. They have to get something out of their wide receivers, but the wideouts on the roster have nothing to offer. Maybe a freshman skill position player man. But relying on freshmen is risky. The last freshman to catch 20 passes for the aged just 6.6 yards per catch. A freshman wide receiver hasnt caught 20 passes for Florida since Percy Harvin caught 34 in 2006. expected source of offense, banking on more than seven wins is simply unrealistic. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator. org. JOSH, from page 17Pittman

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KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff WriterAlthough she had already won where she swam a lengthy program ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator WriterIn more than three years at Tournament stands as the greatest goal she ALLIGATORTim Casey / UF CommunicationsUF junior Elizabeth Beisel earned a bronze medal in the 200-meter backstroke and a silver in the 400 individual medley at the 2012 London Olympics. Beisel will serve as Floridas team captain this year. Alligator File PhotoErika Tymrak continued to be a clutch performer on Sunday, scoring the game-winning goal as UF topped No. 2 Duke. The score helped Tymrak earn multiple national and Southeastern Conference awards. UF SWIMMINGTymrak racks up weekly awards after netting critical goal UF Soccer Accomplished Beisel awed by unexpected Olympic success

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