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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 66 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Florida safety Matt Elam leads the Gators defense with his elite play on the mouth. Read the story on page 13.Local coffee shop expanding to add food, gift, garden shop The expansion opens in January, pg. 3. Gainesville wildlife rehabilitator charged with neglectShe faces 23 violations, pg. 5. Olympic torch will come to Special Olympics eventThe event is on Sunday, pg. 8. 70 /48 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Kelly Logan / AlligatorJenny Squires, a dance junior who plans to pursue physical therapy, teaches a Zumba class Tuesday afternoon on the North Lawn. The class was a Dance Marathon fundraiser Read the story on page 3. LETTERS TO SANTA WILL BE COLLECTED UNTIL DEC. 12 FOR OPERATION LETTERS TO SANTA. AUDREYANNA LOGUERREAlligator Contributing WriterAs the holiday season draws near, children draft their wish lists, and Santa Claus wants to hear from every Gainesville girl and boy. The City of Gainesville Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs will collect letters until Dec. 12 for Operation Letters to Santa, and every letter will receive a response. People can drop off letters at Eastside Community Center, Clarence R. Kelly Community Center, Porter Community Center and the Albert Ray Massey Recreation Center. The program usually receives about 200 to 300 letters, said Shannon Keleher, recreation manager at the Department of Parks, Recreations and Cultural Affairs. Keleher said this program is one of the ways the department encourages children to practice their writing skills. It will help them learn to communicate effectively, Keleher said. Mostly children between 5 years old and 8 years old send letters. Keleher said writing the letters can also be good practice for the FCAT. Katharine Forbes, marketing technician for the department, said the letters tie into the citys youth programs character-building curriculum. Each child who writes a letter should include two of his or her accomplishments, Forbes said, because the department wants to show that children in Gainesville are talented and special. Its important for the children to know that Santa Claus wants to hear all about them, she added. Other requirements include name, age, gender, three wishes to Santa Claus and a return address. While the department isnt distributing gifts, Santas response letters will be personalized to each child, signed and sealed with wax. Theyll have something to post to their refrigerator, Forbes said. Letters can also be faxed to 352-334-3299 or mailed to: PRCA Administrative c/o Operation Letters to Santa P.O. Box 490, Station 24 Gainesville, FL 32627Gainesville city elves collect letters to SantaLOCAL CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterA Gainesville woman was arrested late Monday night when agents from the Drug Enforcement Administration found 25 marijuana plants and about two pounds of marijuana in her house. Agents arrested Holly Rae Beauvais, 37, of 3608 NW 136th St., after several months of investigation. In August, Gainesvilles DEA ofwho would show up at the house on 136th Street for about an hour each day. The callers said they suspected criminal activity. For two months, DEA agents surveyed the house and noted the utility bills were in Beauvais name. During the stakeout, it appeared as if no one continuously lived in the house, according to a report from the DEA. They also observed Frank Lineberger, Beauvais brother, frequent the house and purchase timers and electrical equipment at Lowes. The agents believed the equipment was used to grow marijuana inside the house, according to the report. On Monday, agents met with Lineberger at the house, where they reported smelling marijuana and hearing air conditioning units and fans run inside, according to the report. The agents asked Lineberger if they could search his house, but he refused. Later, an agent called Beauvais at work and asked her if she had more than 100 marijuana plants in her house.Gainesville woman arrested in connection with growing operation COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Contributing WriterIn a war spotted with lawsuits and bankruptcy, Gainesville tutoring service TutoringZone is surviving by reorganization. After grappling with eviction, TutoringZone founder Matt Hintze said the transition from a defunct TutoringZone to a new TutoringZone is seamless in terms of services to students. The original service is going out of business and will close in nine months to reopen under the same name. Its all behind the scenes, Hintze said. TutoringZone began to face legal issues when investors money couldnt be paid and the companys location on North Main Street was evicted in August after failure to pay rent for several months. TutoringZone General Manager Alek Hartzog said the new TutoringZone is expanding its online presence in its new studio space at New Horizons Computer Learning Centers. He said this semester was successful and the companys overall expenses decreased. where anytime soon, Hartzog said. TutoringZone and Study Edge market since nine TutoringZone employees left the company to create Study Edge a year and a half ago. One of those nine was Ethan Fieldman, president and co-founder of Study Edge. Fieldman, who used to own 50 percent of TutoringZone as a co-founder with Hintze, said the two split as business partners because of disagreements about SEE GANJA, PAGE 4 SEE TUTORING, PAGE 4Beauvais

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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 VOLUME 107 ISSUE 66 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 FORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 75/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/53 PARTLY CLOUDY 75/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/48 PARTLY CLOUDY 75/51 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?Tofurky Giveaway From 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. today, the Student Animal Alliance will answer questions about meat alternatives and give out free Tofurky samples. Stop by Turlington Plaza to get a free sample, chat with SAA members and grab some meat-free holiday recipes for the road. Community Advocates Host: Puppy Palooza Before you go out and adopt a puppy or kitten, you need to learn about the costs, resources and time commitment that accompanies pet ownership. From 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. today in Peabody Hall, Room 408, representatives from local rescues, a vet and others will explain the responsibilities of pet ownership. Not ready for a pet? No worries. There will be plenty of information and volunteer opportunities to get involved with animals without owning one. There will be free food, so bring your friends. The event is open to the public. Protecting your Family: Estate Planning, Life Insurance and Preparing for your Future Adam Roark of the Roark Law Firm and Sam Julien of New York Life Insurance Co. will host two free and open discussions that focus on the impor tance of life insurance and estate planning for new and soon-tobe parents from 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. today at Gainesville CoWork, 3951 NW 48th Terrace, Suite 201. Learn how wills, trusts, living wills, life insurance and some basic financial planning can reduce the burdens created by the death or incapacity of a loved one. Light refreshments will be provided, and a Q&A session will follow. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/#!/ events/372455969515488/. Learn to manage finals stress with Hispanic Scholarship Fund Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter at UF and GatorWell are teaming up to help students manage their stress before finals begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday in Rinker Hall, a time when the cabaret scene is in full swing. Launched into the thriving gay subculture, Christopher embarks on a potent journey of self-discovery amid the vibrant atmosphere of Berlins cabaret nightlife and the dark rise of Nazi politics. Gay Movie Night is the last Friday of each month at 7:30 p.m. and is a free service of the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. The or ganization requests a $2 donation to cover the cost of snacks. For more information, visit www.gainesvillepride.org/ gay-movie-night/. Generation Sketch Comedy Presents: Risky Business Laugh away the stress of exam week with Generation Sketch Comedys 15th original sketch comedy production, Risky Business. (No, its not the Tom Cruise movie.) Shows are at 8 p.m. Friday in Reitz Union, Room 285 and Saturday in Reitz Union, Room 282. Everyone is encouraged to attend. Leave your wallets at home both shows are free. For more details, visit www.facebook.com/ generationsketch. 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. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Room 220. The meeting will help members manage their time better and promote wellness. Food, including Cubanitos (Cuban sandwiches), will be provided. La Casita Goes RED The Institute for HispanicLatino Cultures will host its second annual La Casita Goes RED event in honor of World AIDS Day Thursday. World AIDS Day is dedicated to raising awareness about AIDS caused by the spread of HIV infection. From 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., watch Marianismo, a short documentary about health disparities in Latina women. It will be followed by an open discussion facilitated by Blosmeli Leon, a graduate student and certified HIV/ AIDS educator. Floridance Presents: Youll Find a Way Floridance, UFs original student-run dance company, will put on its Fall showcase at the Phillips Center at 2 p.m. Saturday. The show is free and open to the public. Dance styles include jazz, tap, ballet, modern and hip-hop. Flower sales will benefit Arts in Medicine through Shands at UF. For more information, visit the groups Facebook page. Gay Movie Night: Christopher and His Kind Based on writer Christopher Isherwoods critically acclaimed memoir, Christopher and His Kind, this landmark BBC adaptation gives a fascinating glimpse into the decadent and politically unstable world of 1930s Berlin. The film will play at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. A young, wide-eyed Christopher escapes repressive English society and arrives in Berlin at

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 THE EXPANSION WILL OPEN IN MID-JANUARY. EMILY PADGETTAlligator Contributing WriterAt CYM Coffee Co., the mission is about more than just coffee. The personal growth workshop company-turned-coffee shop will soon get more room to grow that mission. CYM Coffee Co., in the Green Market Plaza at 5402 NW Eighth Ave., will expand into the adjacent building. The expansion will have more seating and will include a food, gift and garden shop. The CYM philosophy is about supporting local communities and products, promoting education and being environmentally friendly, said Dave Neal, senior director of Cymplify, which is the umbrella name for the CYM businesses. CYM Central, which will include CYM Coffee Co., the store and Cymple Gardens, will open in mid-January, he said. CYM stands for Change Your Mind, which comes from the title of a Sister Hazel song. Ken Block, Sister Hazel lead singer, is part of the Cymplify team. The CYM businesses began with Change Your Mind personal growth workshops. Block, who has a masters degree in counseling, and Neal, who said he has a background in corporate training, began putting on the two-day workshops in 2010. The two expanded the CYM brand when Neals brother Brad Neal opened the coffee shop. Beginning Dec. 13, customers can preview the expansion. There will be tours of the new space for the 12 days leading up to Christmas. By January, the store will have its own space and will sell coffee, chocolate and local products. Gardeners Edge, the existing business next door, will be renamed Cymple Gardens. The expansion has been in the works since June, he said, when more than 1,000 people attended the coffee shops grand opening. The turnout for our grand opening was so good that we looked at the building next door that day, Dave Neal said. Kelly Logan / AlligatorDanny Thomas, 45, brews fresh coffee for customers Tuesday. Although the staff of CYM Coffee Co. doesnt BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterJenny Squires usually teaches Zumba in the Student Recreation & Fitness Center, but Tuesday she taught it on the North Lawn. which raised about $60 for the Childrens Miracle Network, was part of an Inter-Residence Hall Association and Phi Sigma Pi fraternity fundraiser for Dance Marathon. Dance Marathon is all about dancing, so we thought, Wouldnt it be a great thing to do as a fundraiser? Squires said. Students who participated in the class gave a donation and About 10 students participated in the 3 p.m. class on the lawn. Squires, a 20-year-old dance junior who plans to pursue physical therapy, has taught Zumba for more than a year. I love dancing, being in shape, and I want to show that passion to everyone else who participates in my classes, she said. Squires also mentioned it was harder to do Zumba outside. She said almost 50 people joined the Facebook event, and some of her regulars took part Tuesday. The music for the event ranged from radio station hits to Zumba shes required to use. We have to use 70 percent of that copyrighted music, in order to be considered a Zumba class, she said. The class was a new experience for Phi Sigma Pi delegate Jillian Sullivan, 21, but the biology and psychology senior jumped in with the other attendees. Being outside is different than being in a gym, she said. will be split between the two groups for their Dance Marathon individual totals. Zumba class moves outdoors to raise money for Dance MarathonCAMPUSLocal coffee shop expanding to add food, gift, garden shop We have to use 70 percent of that copyrighted music, in order to be considered a Zumba class.Jenny SquiresUF dance junior

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ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator Contributing WriterA new Provisions on Demand Market took Quiznos place in the Hub. The recently opened P.O.D. Market location could help alleviate the long lines that congest the Hub, Marketing Program Manager for Gator Dining Services Jill Rodriguez wrote in an email. In addition to offering another food option on campus, the P.O.D. Market will provide convenience and quick service in one of the busiest parts of campus, she said. The P.O.D Market construction lasted two months and resulted in Gator Dining hiring three new employees. Rodriguez declined to comment on how much the addition cost. Selling products like sandwiches, sushi and salads, the P.O.D. Market offers some variety to Hub dining options, said journalism junior Ali Petsopoulos, 20. For something different than there, she said. But Rebecca Snead, a 22-yearold sports management senior, said she didnt think she would use the new P.O.D. Market. Snead, who spends time in the Hub almost every day, said the prices will keep her away. If I am in desperate need for food, I will, she said. But I can wait the two hours between classes and eat the chips at home that are twice the size and half the price. The P.O.D. Market in the Hub is open from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday and until 6 p.m. Friday. 4, ALLIGATOR Marisa Ross / AlligatorDanny Nguyen, a 19-year-old biology sophomore, bought a rain bow roll from Jason Reddy, a 22-year-old family, youth and community sciences UF alumnus. The P.O.D. Market opened Monday ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Contributing Writerdents and alumni will be featured in UFs opens with a reception at 3:30 p.m. today on There is a good cross section of art from sculpture, painting and drawing to videos hibit coordinator. Its a wide spectrum not just your typical painting. Winning artists will be announced at 4 p.m. Four pieces of artwork will be selected for awards that include cash prizes. Melding the worlds of genetics and art is not a new concept, but Richard Heipp, interim director of UFs School of Art and Art History, posium, was well received. Curiosity and inquiry isnt discipline based, Heipp said. The sense is that this cross pollination happened across campus. This year, the Genetics Institute contributed $6,000 from its symposium budget to fully between fabrication grants costs and award money, Heipp said. year-old sculpture senior, created a 3D depiction of meiosis, the splitting of a cell. He said he was inspired by the lack of 3D representations of biological processes in science. Tonnelier used Adobe Illustrator, a laser cutter, industrial foam and plaster to create inches wide. Associate director of UFs Genetics Institute Connie Mulligan said her favorite part near each piece. Its like a peek into the artists head, that people would traditionally see as so far apart. will be open to the public from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays through Jan. 22.Exhibit uses mixed media to connect worlds of art, science RACHEL JONESAlligator Contributing WriterIf you havent already posted a status about keeping control of everything youve posted on Facebook, dont bother. The trending status claims users copyrights for the information theyve shared on Facebook and requires written consent from the user before Facebook can use the material. Clay Calvert, UF journalism professor and director of the Marion B. Brechner First Amendment Project, said the status wont help users, because the issue is a matter of contract law. This is much more of a symbolic protest than one that has any legal effect, despite what people would like to believe or think they know, Calvert said. When setting up an account with Facebook, people must accept the terms of service. These terms state Facebook has the right to use the information shared on the site. According to Facebooks policy, the site can disclose information to advertisers to into the user. Information associated with an account may be kept after that account is deleted, also. The Facebook Statement of Rights and Responsibilities is our terms of service that governs our relationship with users. A status update cannot trump the terms of service that each user agreed to when signing up for the site, Calvert said. Its like leasing a car, he said. When youve signed, youre negotiate the terms by putting a sticker on it claiming your rights after youve signed the contract. The big picture is that Facebook users did not realize that they were giving away their rights, Calvert said. Some students said they werent aware how much information Facebook could give away because they didnt read the privacy policy. dance freshman, said its scary how much information can be given out based on the policy. Its just become our everyday way of communicating, Marcus said. We dont realize its so public. Trending privacy post on Facebook doesnt help usersARTNew P.O.D. Market opens in the HubShe was charged with third-degree feloniescording to the report. Beauvais also said she was responsible for the plants. said agents usually ask about the amount of marijuana plants in a persons house because it could mean the difference between state or federal prosecution. The agents returned to the house with a search warrant, seized the marijuana and arrested Beauvais tribution and possession of more than 20 grams of marijuana, both third-degree felonies, according to the Alachua County Clerk of the Courts website. ed in connection to the drug bust at this time. Beauvais was booked into the Alachua County Jail at 2 a.m. Tuesday, where she remained with a Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. G ANJ A, from page 1management and TutoringZones far location from campus. years. The transition, which began ear ly in the summer, includes a change in ownership. UF business professor Christopher James replaced Hintze Hintze said the new Tutoringis well-funded. TutoringZones issues were made public after large black-and-white posters printed with TutoringZone is bankrupt were plastered on campus bulletin boards with a website tagged at the bottom: Tued.com. The website has PDF downloads of the bankZones former landlords lawsuit, an investors lawsuit and a writ of possession for TutoringZones lease. The website, which has a viewer counter, has more than 5,300 views. Fieldman denied making the website and putting up the posters. putting up websites about TutoringZones problem, Fieldman said. If TutoringZone be bankrupt? Probably not. responsible for the posters, website and paid Facebook ads. TUTORING, from page 1Heipp This is much more of a symbolic protest than one that has any legal effect, despite what people would like to believe or think they know.Clay CalvertUF journalism professorJames

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorSpray It On MeOrlando Perez, 21, throws blue powder cornstarch at Mercedes Castro, 21, Tuesday on the North Lawn before encouraging students to join The Gator Run, a 5K to show orange and blue pride on Jan. 26. SHE FACES 23 VIOLATIONS. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterThe room in the makeshift animal shelter was a mess. Dawn Fox, a Gainesville volunteer, made her way through a walkway carved through the clutter of the home-based shelter, curious about the often-closed back room she assumed was for storage. Papers lay on countertops as if someone had thrown them like confetti, and old supplies of animal feed slumped in corners. When Fox opened one of them, what she found almost took her breath away. Inside almost all of the boxes lay barely moving baby squirrels, raccoons and other wildlife. She scooped up an infant raccoon she was certain was dead, but it began to twitch in her hand. I couldnt believe it, she said, holding back tears. It was cold. It was smelly. And when I picked it up, it started cooing and crying. Fox had been volunteering at local wildlife rehabilitator Leslie Straubs Gainesville house for about two months when she made the grisly discovery. and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission charged Straub with a total of 24 wildlife rehabilitation violations. She could face a three-year suspended wildlife rehabilitation license for the charges. Straub said the charges took her by surprise, especially because she was inspected before without issue and cooperated with the state. She said she received many more injured animals than usual this year, especially during the summer when Tropical Storm Debby passed through the area. It was a perfect storm, Straub said. All of your energy is spent Your normal routine is thrown off. She said she usually gets an inand summer. The larger number of clean all of the animals spaces. But investigators with the Flor ida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission found more than messy cages. They charged Straub with 23 violations such as unsanitary conditions, caging violations and neglect. The State Attorneys of maintaining wildlife in unsanitary conditions. Kenneth Holmes, an investigator with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, said hes known Straub for years and that she used to be the go-to person to assist with injured wildlife. She started rehabbing out of her house, and it basically consumed her, Holmes said. Shes a very intelligent person, and she knows her stuff with rehab. She just wasnt following through with what she knew. During her time volunteering at Straubs house, Fox saw half-dead said. One creature still sticks out in her mind. It was a barred owl with dark charcoal feathers dotted with ashy Fox said she walked into the bathroom one day and found the owl in the bathtub, surrounded by its own feces. When you would walk in to where the owl was, it would burn your eyes, she said. I cant believe that poor bird had to sit in there. Fox said she knew she had to act, but she didnt know where to start. She asked friends and relatives for advice until her mother recommended she get guidance from the animal rights organization People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals. Workers at PETA told Fox to video record and photograph the conditions in the house. Once Fox had footage, she said, PETA contacted the Fish and Wildlife Conser vation Commission. With the Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, Holmes said its legal to keep animals in boxes, as long as they are clearly marked and babies have an alternate heat source such as a heating lamp. He said he cited Straub for her unmarked boxes and lack of warmth. Holmes and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission also cited Straub for failing to release some animals, something Fox also found questionable. She kept fawns until some of them had antlers beginning to grow, Fox said. While it is legal to keep some wild animals for education purposes with a captive wildlife license, the animals have to be categorized as nonreleasable. After a rehabber or a veterinar ian signs off that an animal cant be released due to a condition like paraplegia or blindness, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission must approve that status before someone can keep a wild animal. Holmes said Straub kept a few animals he believed could have survived in the wild. One of those creatures was a river otter with psychological issues. The idea of a wildlife rehabber is to release animals back to the wild, Holmes said. She didnt do due diligence and went ahead and had (the otter) neutered. Now, its almost unreleasable. Though Straub faces multiple charges from two state agencies, the most severe punishment she will likely face is a three-year suspended wildlife rehabilitation license. Read the rest of the story online at alligator.org. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator.org.Wildlife rehabber neglected animals NATANYA SPIESAlligator Contributing WriterAspiring doctors admission process to medical school may be different from what they thought. The 2015 MCAT will include the addition of social and behavioral sciences, advanced concepts in biochemistry and more critical thinking, making it more than an hour longer. The changes may affect the process of medical schools that rely heavily on MCAT results, but for UF College of Medicines admissions, the test will remain only a small portion of a students evaluation. Leila Amiri, director of admissions for UFs College of Medicine, said it is not changing its admissions prerequisites, and she does not think students should be too concerned about the changes or the length of the test. A test is one snapshot of a persons performance, she said. Owen Farcy, director of prehealth programs for Kaplan Test Prep, said the changes will take effect in March 2015, making this years freshmen Medical schools are recognizing the role of the physician is changing, and the skills that students need to be coming in with are changing as well, he said. Farcy said the reason the MCAT is so important is that it has traditionally been seen as a predictor of students success in medical school. He said the AAMC, the company that writes and administers the test, realized its science content was outdated. The last revision of the MCAT was in 1991, and a lot has happened in the past 20 years regarding changes in medical science. Medicine is an extremely advances happening every year, Farcy said. Many of those advances and changes will hopefully be included in some way, shape or form on the MCAT itself. However, Amiri said, UFs College of Medicine will continue using the exam results the same way. We are not expecting this test to be a miracle device for students, she said. Amiri said that when screening candidates for inter views, about 40 percent of their ranking is based on metrics. She said UF gets about 3,000 applications and has about 117 We have such a small number of students that we can accept anyway, she said. We could never allow a test to identify who we would want to accept as a student. Farcy said pre-med students will not only have to spend an extra hour taking the test, but they will also have to dedicate extra hours of preparation for the recently approved changes. Kaia Bednar, an 18-yearold health science freshman at UF, said she wont let the new version of the test stand in her way. Its always been my goal to be a doctor, so I dont think the MCAT is going to change my decision, Bednar said. Amiri said the changes will initially be an adjustment for predict students success based on their test scores because the meaning of the results will be about the changes, she said, and the new MCAT will be more holistic. Exploratory freshman Jor dan Hayes, 19, said he hopes to attend UFs College of Medicine, and the extra work and effort will be worthwhile if it means he will be more prepared once hes in medical school. Whats another hour on an exam? he said. Ive kind of accepted that its going to be a long road regardless, so its just a matter of getting through it. MCAT adds more sections to 2015 version of examStraub We have such a small number of students that we can accept anyway. We could never allow a test to identify who we would want to accept as a student.Leila AmiriUFs College of Medicine director of admissions

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Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 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 352-376-4458.28 TOTAL VOTESTodays question: Have you ever cheated on an exam?21% YES 79% NOFridays question: Will you attend any of the s Week events? Youre not alone: Lean on the Gator NationThanksgiving passed. We prepare to cross from November into December to begin the highlight of the holiday season. After returning home from the extended Turkey Day us in more ways than we initially comprehended. months, enjoyed the long-sought comfort of family, home-cooked meals and showers without sandals. We appreciate that being home allows us to recharge for the next stressful weeks we have together in what, for most of us, is our second home: Gainesville. At UF, for better or worse, we have the opportunity to build relationships and meet people from different backgrounds, different states and unique religious and political views. After all, whats important is not what makes us different; its the overwhelming factors, such as our collective goals and ambitions, that come to unite us not just in the Gator Nation, but in the entire nation. One of the biggest concerns and misconceptions potential students have about UF is that the university is a large, impersonal place where you are just a number. This could not be further from the case. That belief, instead, is key to spit ignorance and divisions among a potential new student population. We all can agree that a major component of longterm success is creating a network of like-minded and not-so-like-minded individuals and groups that we can foster those impactful relationships with. both personally and academically, I have been surrounded by a distinct extended family that consists of students and faculty. Within the university, and in particular my academic college, it is relatively easy to interact with people who support me and help me plan to achieve my personal and professional goals. My positive experiences at UF clearly demonstrate that support network here that we Throughout the last few months, Ive come to realrisks. I have since come to the conclusion that we only fail if we are unable to learn from our mistakes. I am pleasantly surprised by the level of support here. The network of support I developed remarkably allows me to start making a difference on campus and in the community while thriving academically after a single semester. I tremendously appreciate this aspect that has been made possible by the UF community, and I am excited to see what next semester has in store for me. College is, and should be, about experiencing a variety of beliefs and cultures in addition to building an extensive network of relationships. I could not be more thrilled with my experience, and I could not be more thankful. It seems that the only group that can top my excitement, in the present and into the future, is Coach Will Muschamp and the reloaded football team that appears to be headed to New Orleans. It looks back to championship form after its demolition of Florida State University. Matthew Schnur is an economics freshman at UF. His column appears on Wednesdays.Underwater Wonderland? Mind your Ps and QsHave you ever made a joke and someone yelled, Too soon! at you? Thats probably how the mayor of Seaside Heights, N.J., felt after he made a few comments regarding a local roller coaster. Remember Hurricane/Superstorm/Frankenstorm Sandy? Well, it cost New York about $32 billion in repairs and another $9 billion to prepare for the next major storm whenever that may be. Its common sense; its intelligent, Gov. Andrew Cuomo Why dont you spend some money now to save money in the future? And thats what prevention and mitigation is. All right, so the storm is a very big deal, and the damage is still very real. Mayor Bill Akers recently talked about the iconic roller coaster in his town. It was knocked off the boardwalk and is now partially submerged underwater. Akers said he would see if the Coast Guard would approve it to be left in the water, because he believed the coaster would make a great tourist attraction. Would it? Would that make a great tourist attraction? Because it seems like a haunting reminder of a somewhat tragic event that ruined a lot of lives. That comment is not a super smart one to make when your community is hurting. Businessmen like Mike Mergott of Mad Mikes Amusements said he is rebuilding because he is one hundred per cent in New York. Some people who live in the area were only recently allowed to look at their homes and what damage they had endured. Mayor Akers said it was not the brightest comment. There are plenty of leaders in the wake of Sandy who are much better examples. In the city, Bloomberg is asking federal lawmakers to put up nearly $10 billion to reimburse government agencies and private additional funding on an expedited basis over the $5.4 billion in standard disaster aid that the city projects it will receive from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. entirely on the taxpayers or those in the city. While the impact of the storm will be felt for some time and and emerge stronger than ever, Bloomberg wrote to the conThat sounds like how a mayor should behave in a time of crisis. Granted, Bloomberg has had a bit more experience with this kind of thing than Akers has encountered. That doesnt give Akers carte blanche to be a douchebag. Now, what Akers said is not groundbreaking or terrible or even too mean. But theres no need for him to forget that the people he is supposed to take care of could still be in pain or hurting.Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Matthew Schnuropinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 Ten years ago, no one would have predicted that I would someday write for an English newspaper, get along in an English-speaking country or study English literature. As a German grammar school student, I was made to believe that English just wasnt my language. I am now doing all those things I presumed impossible, because I found the motivation to learn English, spent long hours working through grammar rules and vocabulary and worked as hard as I could when other people asked for a bit more than what I thought I was capable of. dinary. In Germany, its average. So what is it that American students lack? Do they lack motivation? Are they unwilling to do the hard work it takes one who pushes them? Motivation to learn a foreign language is indeed greater in Germany and in all of Europe because large populations that speak different languages reside so much closer. Within a 12-hour drive from Germany, a person could easily in North America. But thats not the only reason Europeans learn more languages than their American counterparts. where even majors in popular languages like French start with a beginner course, students enter college-level language skills in primary and secondary schools. Studying French at the college level in Germany means studying French linguistics or literature. It means gaining an understanding of the shop conversation. At a university in Germany, the languages that are not taught in the earlier grades start with very tough introductory courses. Language courses are two hours a week, which is just enough to cover grammar topics. Learning vocabulary, practicing speech and writing are things you either do at home voluntarily or you dont. Failing to do so, however, means that you wont make it to the second year. So, the biggest difference between learning a foreign language in Germany and in the United States is not the level schools and universities. In Austin, I have taught German to middle school pupils, and I have received language instruction at the university as a student. Both groups seemed motivated to learn a foreign language. At the school where I taught, the 9or 10-year-olds were of their age and their motivation were wasted because the teaching lasted only a week. Those students probably wont hear or read German again until college, if ever. Longer-term attempts to teach language in grade schools in the U.S. appear ineffective, too. Ive met many Americans who studied French or Spanish for years in school but can barely remember how to order coffee. They readily admit that the language programs at their primary and secondary schools were ineffective. Things seem a bit better at the university level. Ive met a number of people who study a foreign language in college and, within two or three years, gained a decent knowledge of that language. Unfortunately, I ended up in a less effective department. I wanted to continue to study Portuguese a language I started to study in Germany and the intermediate Portuguese class I take now offered promise. Its a small class with a motivated professor. When the semester began, most stuand vocabulary, and I was optimistic that the course would help me improve. I was wrong. Rather than move on, the course repeated introductory grammar topics. Were not improving; were just chewing on bits of knowledge that most of us digested last year. Learning a foreign language is hard work, and there are moments when I hated every language Ive learned because I was afraid that I would never understand it, or because I thought my head was too full to learn a single word more. But in these moments of self-doubt, I had teachers who said, Yes, youre good, but you can be better. The Portuguese class doesnt challenge students like that. This is not the teachers fault; she just follows the curriculum upon which the department decided. Its not the students fault either. Its the fault of the departments curUTs Department of Spanish and Portuguese has good ress, it demands far too little. Schools and universities that dont use their students motivation waste their talent, time and so much potential. needed to successfully go out into the world, communicate, understand and come back with a broadened horizon. I entered the world of the English language a long time ago, and at some point, I discovered the beauty of it. I am still walking around in it today, and so far, it has never ceased to amaze me. Maria-Xenia Hardt is a columnist for the Daily Texan at the University of Texas.Why Americans dont learn languagesUWireMaria-Xenia HardtUWire I am a hypocrite. That may be a particularly frustrating admission if youre the type who enjoys tencies or character defects on your own, but Im compelled to introduce the accusations myself. In fact, I plead guilty. I had a hypocrisy problem long before I was privileged to write for the Alligator, and I suppose that will ring true once Im done. I espouse one ideal and live another. I condemn gossip only to do the same thing. I decry the away from the porn industry, which fuels it both directly and indirectly. Im sorry if that makes you uncomfortable. I prefer reality to cute niceties. As a follower of Jesus, I wish that Christians would stop pretending we are something we are not. It usually comes from a genuine place, but we end up making ourselves into a bunch of stained-glass liars. Im a cheerleader for my team, but Im not drinking the Kool-Aid. Christians can really suck sometimes. Perhaps youve noticed it, too. taste in your mouth. There are charlatans and cheaters; dummies and deviants; creepers and crooks; and for some reason, theyve taken themselves to the church and locked themselves in. The bad news is that will never change. If you were looking for a convenient reason to dodge Jesus, you can We have issues. Take heart, though. There is good news in the consisin perfectly there. Yeah, I said it, and you know its true. Were all hypocrites to some degree, because hypocrisy is a human problem. I was a hypocrite way before I came to Jesus, and despite some major remodeling, were still dealing with some residue. Its more frustrating for me than for you, but my physical reality is playing catch-up with my spiritual transformation. ing your particular brand to the pot regardless of the tual hospital. Its inevitable that someone will projectile vomit on you as he or she is on the way to the master physician sick people do that. This is not to say that the church should be some festering cesspool of spiritual sketchitude. Most peoples issues with the church dont truly stem from hypocrisy but the lack of repentance. For the uninitiated, repentance is a scary theological word that simply means changing direction. See, this is where stuff gets dicey, because most American Christians havent heard the word either. Christians tend to think saying sorry for their sins is the same thing as repentance, but one can head toward the same condemned destination while his or her lips recite accurate directions to a far better place. I wish followers of Jesus would stop trying to hide their coughs and runny noses, though, as if people couldnt see that they need the doctor still. I suppose Ill just own up to it: Im guilty. The good news is that someone already paid the penalty for my hypocrisy (spoiler alert: Its Jesus). the most unlikely materials Im not talking bricks and wood. Hes an organic builder of a different sort, and he has this funny way to transmute hypocrites into something far more valuable. Gold is cheap by comparison. youre in good company. My name is Ryan. Welcome to church. Ryan Galloway is a religion senior at UF. His column runs on Wednesdays.Hypocrisy is a human problemColumn Ryan Gallowayopinions@alligator.org

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KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing WriterAfter operating in Gainesville for a decade, Mi Ap Latin Cafe plans to spice up Alachua. The business, at 114 SW 34th Ave., will open its second location Monday. Located at 15634 NW Highway 441, the new restaurant will be a near-replica of the Gainesville location. It will have the same colorfully painted walls, square orange tables and $5 to $8 price range on its menu, said owner Peter Ynigo. He said the only feature the Alachua restaurant will lack is a drive-thru window. In Gainesville, he said, about 25 percent of the cafes business is passed through the window business he said the restaurant can probably make up for through the friendly atmosphere and good location. Ynigo said he chose the Alachua location because its near Interstate 75 but is close enough to Gainesville to maintain strong brand recognition. The building Mi Ap will take over what used to be a deli, he said, and the city of Alachua has sped up the process of switching ownership by expediting permits. They want a place like ours in town, he said. Aurora Ynigo, an employee and the owners wife, said Mi Ap will hire some Alachua residents and Santa Fe College students from the Alachua campus, and it will transfer some staff members who are being trained at the Gainesville location. Roxana Rodriguez, a 22-year-old biology senior who works as a waitress at Mi Ap, said the prospect of transferring to the new location about 18 miles from the Gainesville restaurant wouldnt be a big deal, because shes used to commuting in her hometown. Im from Miami, and everything is really far, she said. Sheryll Dean, general manager of the Gainesville location, said she expects Mi Ap favorites, especially the roast pork entree and the chicken and rice plate, to be big hits in Alachua. Some customers already drive from Alachua to eat at Mi Ap, she said, and others return daily to enjoy their favorite coffee or dish. She said shes excited to expand because customers have told her they appreciate getting meals that taste like Latin home-cooking in a friendly environment. Its like coming home, she said. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012Kaitlyn Pearson / AlligatorPatrons Tammy Bernard, left, and Jenny Lee, right, eat a meal outside Mi Apa Latin Cafe on 34th Street. The cafe will open a second location Mon day in Alachua at 15634 NW Highway 441. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterUF Student Senate President Christina Bonarrigo announced Tuesday her legislative agenda for the rest of her presidency, which ernment website and outreaching to students. Student organization members are often confused about where to submit allocation requests on the SG website, Bonarrigo said. Working with Allocations Committee Chairman Elliot Grasso, Bonarrigo said she wants to make it easier for groups to request funding. She also plans to add a frequently asked questions section site. We want to let students know what their senator is doing in their area, she said at the Student Senate meeting. Bonarrigo also said she wants to reach out to SG-funded organizations. There are about 900 registered student organizations, she said, and SG funds about 200 of them. Her goal for the upcoming semester is to reach out to provide for all student organizations. Bonarrigos agenda also includes having cultural constituency town halls to better understand how students feel around campus. She said the town hall forums will help senators better serve as representatives. The town hall forums will continue through the Spring semester. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. Senate prez presents goalsFOODCuban restaurant to bring Latin flavor to city of Alachua ALLISON MCDANIELAlligator Contributing WriterThe 2012 Olympics might be will make an appearance in Gainesville. Sunday, Jillian Roberts, a 2012 Olympic torchbearer and UF student, will bring a torch given to her after the Olympics to St. Francis Catholic High School, 4100 NW 115th Terrace. Roberts will bring the torch for the Special Olympics Young Athletes Program Culminating Event hosted by Balance 180 Gymnastics & Sports Academy. Im real excited to come and let them see the torch, Roberts said. I hope they like it and they can take back something from seeing the torch. Roberts, a 19-year-old psychology sophomore, said she hopes the children will see the Olympic torch as more than just a big, shiny gold object. She hopes the children will want to become torchbearers one day and receive a torch of their own. Its a unifying object that allows people to come together, Roberts said. After Roberts saw a presentation by Balance 180, a nongetting children with disabilities involved in sports, she offered to bring the torch for the kids to see. I consider it a privilege and an honor to have the torch at our event, said Krista Vandenborne, a director at Balance 180. Roberts was one of the 22 American torchbearers at the Olympics. Roberts carried the torch in a town called Slough. She said there were thousands of people lining the streets and cheering. It was completely surreal, she said. It was incredible holding the Olympic torch and thought I misheard, Vandenborne said. I couldnt believe that we could be so fortunate, and Jillian so generous.Torchbearer to bring Olympic torch to Special Olympics event CHEATING INCIDENCES HAVE NOT DECLINED AT UF. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterA new study found that American youth are cheating less. According to a survey conducted by the Josephson Institute of Ethics published early this month, about 50 percent of the 23,000 students sur veyed said they cheated on an exam in the past year. Thats down from 59 percent in 2010. However, cheating incidences have not declined for UF students or prospective UF students. UFs Student Honor Code Administration reviews potential students admissions if they have a conduct or honor code violation, which includes cheating. In the last three years, the amount of admission reviews has remained consistent, said Assistant Dean of Students Chris Loschiavo. He said there are about 300 admission reviews each year, and about 75 of those deal with the honor code. Student Honor Code Administration Chancellor Shian Knuth said the administration makes a recommendation to the Dean of Students 21-year-old history senior said that when reviewing a student, the most important thing to consider is if the students history shows that he or she may be a danger to UF. We take into account everything students have said what happened, what they have learned and what sanctions were given, Knuth said. Loschiavo said the purpose of the reviews is to talk to the prospective students and turn it into an education opportunity. Enrolled students who have violated the honor code go to the Student Conduct Committee, which hears mediations between students and teachers regarding incidences. When Loschiavo started workcases of cheating were reported. That number has increased steadily, and last year, about 450 cases were reported, Loschiavo said. However, this number is still below the national average, which is based on students self-reports. UF students cheat at the same rate as other colleges, Loschiavo said. Faculty attitudes are what has changed. He said faculty often doesnt report cases of cheating, but thats changing. In a survey conducted by the Academic Integrity Task Force in 2011, 46 percent of the faculty who teach undergraduate courses did not report an incident of cheating to percent of the 958 faculty members surveyed said they witnessed academic dishonesty in their classroom in the past three years. The survey also found that about 82 percent of faculty said they would be dissuaded to report the incident if they believed it was unintentional. Loschiavo said that the univer sity takes honor code violations as opportunities to educate students. Most cases are because students improperly cite something, which results in plagiarism, or they panic and do something dishonest. We understand students are going to make mistakes, and we want them to learn, Loschiavo said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@alligator.org. cheat less than in 2010Roberts We want to let students know what their senator is do ing in their area.Christina BonarrigoUF Student Senate PresidentThe event is on Sunday

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Benjamin S. Brasch / Alligator StaffPeaceful ProtestGainesville residents Arnie Lapidus, 79, left; and Greg Mullaley, 59, right; stand on the southeast corner of West University Avenue and Southwest 13th Street on Tuesday afternoon. The men stood on the corner with about six other people to support bringing troops back to the United States and limiting military spending. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterNine UF graduate students received Graduate Student Mentoring Awards from the Innovation through Institutional Integration program, or I-Cubed. The awards, which were given for students who mentored other graduate students, undergraduate students or K-12 students or teachers during their UF careers, said I-Cubed Program Coor dinator Nargiza Ludgate. Recipients were recognized during ence Foundation, Ludgate said. The award was developed to spotlight mentoring as an essential part of learning and to acknowledge that there is a group of graduate students who take the time to mentor, she said. Its a mutualistic relationship where toring relationship as well as the menpositive impact on each others personal growth. Applicants had to write a personal statement including their mentoring philosophies and provide letters of recommendation from a mentee and a facOne of the recipients was Victor founded the Junior Fellows Program, which pairs undergraduate students with professors and advanced graduate students working on research in the unTeaching them the foundation of He explained that graduate students get experience as teaching assistants, but there isnt as much focus on mentoring students about outside-of-the-classroom issues. For the most part, I think it is a relationship thats undervalued, he said. This is an idea that award recipient Christine Lee, 26, agrees with. Lee is a Ph.D. candidate in educacember. She manages a lab that includes Im glad UF is recognizing the importance of this, and I think its impor tant, she said, and that its something ed and promoted. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org. Graduate students recognized for mentoring The recipients of the Innovation through Institutional Integration programs Graduate Student Mentoring Awards were: Gina Alvarado Merino, concentrating in sociology Amy Borello, concentrating in environmental engineering Wendy Helmey-Hartman, concentrating in entomology and nematology Caitlin Hicks-Pries, concentrating in biology Christine Lee, concentrating in educational psychology Tiffany Morrow, concentrating in educational psychology Sarah Nolan, concentrating in counseling psychology Victor Olivieri, concentrating in comparative politics and international relations Esther Tebbe, concentrating in counseling and psychology

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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Kentucky snags StoopsKentucky hired FSU defensive coordinator Mark Stoops as its next head football coach. Stoops Volleyball sweeps Southeastern Conference awardsJunior Chloe Mann was named SEC Player of the Year, Ziva Recek earned the SEC Freshman of the Year and Mary Wise claimed her 13th SEC Coach of the Year Award on Monday.UF guard Chandler Cooper will be out for an extended period due to a left foot injury, leaving UF with nine active players. See story, page 15. I was wrong. Prior to the start of the season, I thought winning more than seven games was simply unrealistic. I broke the season into blocks. Jacksonville State, Louisiana, Carolina. win three of the four toss-up games. I thought I was being generous. them. that. ing game barely got off the force. Before this season, his best performances were in garbage time or against non-BCS opponents. a feature back for a whole season in the Southeastern Conference? the pressure, Gillislee rose to tics against the weakest parts of impressive effort from 2011. spot improvement in total David Carr / Alligator Staff JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer As a freshman, Loucheiz Purifoy strugplaymaker this season, contributing on oftage. tributor. his reps on special teams. special teams tackles in 2011. But that only set the stage for this season. Purifoy is a force on special teams in tently reaching the opposing punt returner Sophomore emerging as versatile threatSEE PURIFOY, PAGE 14 ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer twice. You got to let them be who they are. to communicate play calls on the this season. games of 2011. loss. the more plays that he makes. ing as well as any in the country, Safety thriving as silent leader Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy Defense, run game key to UFs shocking yearSEE JOSH, PAGE 14 SEE NOTES, PAGE 14JURNY DUTY UF Fo otball

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In 2011, the defense ranked 28th in the country with an opposing quarterback rating of This season, Florida leads the Interceptions have been the The Gators picked off only eight passes in 2011, good for This year, Florida has picked UFs rush defense also imyards per game on the ground rushing yards per game last seaFlorida was ugly this season, the ball and playing stout defense But if being wrong means a trip to New Orleans to stroll down Bourbon Street and participate in drunk karaoke, this reporter is Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. a punt that Jelani Jenkins returned for the game-winning touchdown in Floridas 27-20 Hes got great ball skills, and he just has a knack for blocking kicks and playing champ said following the win He just has a knack for those him in a situation where he Purifoys toughness on special teams helped him earn a starting spot at cornerback prone to penalties, Purifoys aggressiveness has served ranks third behind Roberson Purifoy really shines in the defense applies to opposing ball carriers who do not UF with three forced fumbles Perhaps Purifoys most crucial forced fumble came on in Floridas 44-11 win against Purifoy blitzed from Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaws right and knocked the game, setting the tone for the Purifoy described his hit Because of Purifoys athleticism, Floridas coaches try to keep him in the game as much 26 win against Florida State, player to start on both offense and defense since Keiwan Ratreturned the opening kickoff, contributing in all three facets days of multitasking are far Youve got to get the ball in the hands of guys that can make plays and play hard and play fast and play physical, a lot of opportunities as we Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffRunning back Mike Gillislee dives into the end zone during Floridas 37-26 win against Florida State on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. Gillislee ran for 140 yards and two scores in the win. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffSafety Matt Elam intercepts a pass thrown by EJ Manuel during Floridas 37-26 win against Florida State on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee. narik and Jim Thorpe awards, has started His leadership abilities are based on guy, but Im never going to ask someone Driskel to start in 2013: Jacoby Brissett addressed the media before Floridas season opener three months ago about starting at The Gators will not hold a quarterback Jacoby knows that he is one snap away Gators get ready for NFL Draft: The NFL has already tackled the elephant in the Ive had conversations with some guys Potential selections include juniors linebacker Jelani Jenkins, tight end Jordan The deadline for underclassmen to dedraft pick, Im probably going to tell him improve himself, then I suggest he comes Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. NOTES, from page 13 JOSH, from page 13 PURIFOY, from page 13Corner forcing turnovers His leadership abilities are based on how he plays. Hes not an overly vocal guy, but Im never going to ask someone again to be something theyre not.Will MuschampUF coach

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YEGUETE AND ROSARIO REMAIN IN UFS LINEUP. KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff WriterDuring Floridas 79-66 win against UCF on Friday, junior Scottie Wilbekin set new career highs bounds in 32 minutes. Despite his performance, Wilbekin isnt entering the starting lineThis isnt a punishment to Scotshowing appreciation for what Will (Yeguete) has done for our team. that Wilbekin would start at point pension derailed that plan. shooting guard to point guard, Mike Rosario shifted from small forward to shooting guard, and Yeguete entered the lineup at small forward. Yeguete played mostly power forward and center in 2011-12. [He] had to learn an entirely Hes worked hard. Hes been a real good team guy. There may be some time during this year that the decision to put Scottie back in the starting lineup would be more from a matchup standpoint. remain in the starting lineup. a bee: During a scrimmage against Rollins College on Oct. 27, forward Casey Prather suffered a concussion. Nine days later, Prather suffered a second head injury when center Patric Young elbowed him during practice. Prather made his season debut against UCF, recording eight points on perfect shooting and grabbing four rebounds in 13 minutes. Although Prather is healthy, trainers are making the 6-foot-6 junior wear a sparring helmet during practice for precautionary reasons. and it says Muhammad Ali on the think theres a period of time that our trainers would like to see him continue to [wear the helmet]. trated about the helmet because time during games. about that because it looks like hes about to go 12 rounds with someYoung said. You got to do what you got to do to stay on the court. there, hes still going to be playing the same basketball. Georgetown about completing the suspended season opener at the Veterans Memorial Arena in JackThe teams were set to play in the game was called at halftime due to condensation on the court. as it relates to our administration at least speaking to [Georgetown] way or another, playing the game or of right now. The game would resume in the second half and would likely happen in late December or early January before both teams begin conference play. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@ alligator.org. PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator WriterCoach Amanda Butler thinks freshman but an injured left arch has thrown a wrench into the plan. Cooper is on crutches and her left foot is hairline fracture of a bone and a partial tear of an arch. Frustrating is the best way to describe body is such a big part of the team. One man down changes the whole dynamic of the team. Surgery, although not immediately necessary, remains a possibility if the injury does not heal properly. Cooper said ward. [the coaching staff] is being so careful. tice before Floridas game against Florida Seminoles, but she has not played since. Butler initially said Cooper would be day-to-day and hoped she would return Shootout. Cooper dressed for the teams Friday but she did not play during the trip. where she is pain-free. Cooper hopes to return before Florida begins Southeastern Conference play against Kentucky on Jan. 3. Butler said she was unsure of the timetable for Coopers return. When someone goes down, whether it is for a semester or a season or a game, then eraged 4.7 points in 26.7 minutes. Though celebrated as an elite shooter prior to the season, Coopers defense drew the praise of Butler and her coaching staff. Cooper notched nine steals in three games and became a critical part of Floridas full-court press, which has helped the per game this season. Chandler is more than just a great shooter, Butler said. She is a really smart player. The injury will cut into Floridas already depleted roster. Redshirt freshman Viktorija Dimaite is before the season. With Dimaite and Cooplayers. per will return this season. Anyone that is missing or out is frustrated, George said. But shes going to do here. ALLIGATOR, Sarah Davis / AlligatorFlorida guard Chandler Cooper (5) dribbles past Georgia State guard Ashley Watson during the Gators 84-65 win on Nov. 11 in the OConnell Center. Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffCoach Billy Donovan speaks with the media after the cancellation of UFs game against Georgetown on Nov. 9 aboard the USS Bataan in Jacksonville. The game was called due to condensation on the court. WOMENS BASKETBALLInjury to freshman guard a major blow to depleted Gators Junior guards career game not enough to earn starting spot

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16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 2012 David Carr / Alligator StaffRunning back Matt Jones runs the ball during UFs 37-26 win against FSU on Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. Jones ran eight times for 81 yards, including a 32-yard touchdown. GREG LUCAAlligator Staff WriterWhen he arrived at UF, Matt Jones tried to bounce runs outside too often. Now, his teammates call him The Bruiser. At 6 feet 2 inches and 226 pounds, Jones brings a physical running style to complement 5-foot-11, 209-pound workhorse Mike Gillislee. When Gillislee suffered a rib injury in UFs 37-26 win against FSU on Saturday, Jones took on a larger role, carrying eight times for 81 yards and a game-sealing 32yard score. We call him The Bruiser because hes our big back, and he did step up, center Jonotthan Harrison said. Hes got a great future here. averaged 3.4 yards per carry on 33 rushes. Jones split backup reps with sophomore Mack Brown early in the season, but Brown suffered an ankle injury against Missouri on Nov. 3 and has not carried the ball since. ing 16 times for 146 yards and a touchdown in UFs past two games. happens to all young players. You get into nervous. You have the jitters. But as soon as you get used to it, youre just like, Lets just play football. Lets just go out there and do what I do. Coach Will Muschamp said Jones needed to learn UFs scheme and adjust to the speed of the game. While Jones could bounce runs outside in high school, he doesnt have the speed to do so in the Southeastern Conference. Youve got to learn ... to trust instead of trying to bounce it, Muschamp said. In high school, hes probably going to outrun most guys. In this league, youre not going to outrun everybody. So youve got to learn to trust your blocks and have a feel for the run game, and thats what hes been able to mature and do. Jones ran three times for 59 yards dur ing UFs game-clinching fourth-quarter touchdown drive against the Seminoles. stutter stepped past a defender along the sideline before cutting back to gain 14 yards. The Gators returned to Jones on the next play, and the freshman charged up the middle. A defender appeared to drag him down after a 7-yard gain, but Jones stumbled forward for an extra 6 yards. He jumped to his feet after the play and punched the air with his right arm to sigUF went back to him two plays later, and Jones sprinted untouched through a hole on the left side for a 32-yard score. Nobody was surprised by his perfor mance, quarterback Jeff Driskel said. He ran really hard. No one wanted to really tackle him. With Gillislee receiving the bulk of the carries, Jones took a peripheral role this season. Still, Muschamp views Gillislees presence as a positive for Jones, calling Gillislee a good role model. Gillislee complimented Jones perfor mance, and Muschamp wasnt surprised to see Jones thrive. Matt Jones played fantastic, Muschamp said. We expected him to play that way. Given the opportunities hes had, hes done an outstanding job. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org.Freshman running back developing into powerful threat We call him The Bruiser.Jonotthan Harrison UF center