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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 97 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF women wear hijabs for a day to raise awareness. Read the story on page 4. Promotional items attract Birthright sign-upsCondoms are among the giveaways, pg 4. New bar, craft beer franchise to open tap on Archer RoadIt will sell about beers on draft, pg 9. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterAfter serving about eight years as the leader of the Catholic world, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will resign from his papacy. Pope Benedict, 85, announced he would step down from his post at the end of February, citing his old age as his reason. down from his post in about 600 years. I think we have to offer some praise to this person, said David Hackett, UF associate professor of American religious history. He knows he really cant hold this job right now, and hes recognized his limitations. He realized it, and I think this is great. Pope Benedict, formerly known as Joseph Ratzinger, was elected pope in 2005 at the age of 78, making him one of the oldest elected popes in history. Traditionally, the next step is a period of mourning, Hackett said, followed by a gathering of cardinals, known as a conclave, for the election of the new pope. But this situation is anything but traditional. What it will be is more of an administrative period, said the Rev. David Ruchinski, pastor of St. Augustine Church. The sedevacantism [the empty seat], which is normally characterized by mourning, in this case is going to be the time that they need to be able to pull together the cardinals for the conclave. But the timing of Pope Benedicts announcement comes at a busy time for most bishops as Easter is rapidly approaching. Since Easter is the time when converts come into the church on Easter Vigil, most bishops wouldnt want to be away from their dioceses, Ruchinski said. I would think that they wouldnt pull the conclave together until after that. One such Easter convert is Emily Stowers. 79 /62 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Freshmen shine in opening weekend:Florida softball coach Tim Walton got a lot of production out of his freshmen during the Gators 5-0 run in the Kajikawa Classic, pg 15. JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterGov. Rick Scott discussed his budgeting plans for UF and toured the universitys Nanoscale Research Facility during a press conference Monday morning. they listened to Scott declare his support of making UF one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Scott said he plans to give UF about $15 million annually for the At the end of that timeframe, we will have a top 10 university, he said. Although the budget plan still needs legislative approval, Scott said investing in UF will create more jobs throughout the state. UF President Bernie Machen said Scotts support for UF displays his commitment to education. He recognizes the inextricable link between education and economic development, he said. Cammy Abernathy, dean of the College of Engineering, said investments like the bonus have allowed her college to be among the best in the country and will make Florida the home of the next great hightech hub. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said if the budget is approved, the Javier Edwards / AlligatorGov. Rick Scott speaks to a UF senior during his tour of the universitys Nanoscale Research Facility. Gov. Rick Scott visits UF, discusses top 10 gameplanWORLD THEY RANKED THEIR AVERAGE STRESS LEVEL AS 5.4 OUT OF 10. JOVAHN HUERTASAlligator Contributing WriterThe news that millennials are the most stressed generation does not come as a surprise to UF students. Environmental science junior Benjamin Robinson, 21, said it sounds about right, though he doesnt count himself among the highly stressed. I dont feel an extreme amount of stress usually, but I know others who have it a lot worse than I do, he said. The American Psychological Association released last week the results of its annual Stress in America survey, which attempts to measure stress levels and causes of stress in the United States. The survey showed members of the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 33, were more stressed on average than the rest of the population. Participants were asked to rank their stress levels on a 10-point scale, with 10 being a great deal of stress. Millennials reported an average of 5.4, compared to the national average of 4.9, according to the survey, The survey also showed millennials had the highest rate of depression diagnoses for any generation: 19 percent, compared to 14 percent in participants ages 34 to 47 and 12 percent for participants ages 48 to 66. The leading cause of stress for millennials was reported as work, followed closely by money. Relationships, family responsibili-Millennials are the most stressed generation, study shows Locals react to Pope Benedict XVIs resignationItd get $15 million yearlySEE STRESS, PAGE 8 SEE SCOTT, PAGE 8 SEE POPE, PAGE 8 I dont feel an extreme amount of stress usually, but I know others who have it a lot worse than I do.Benjamin Robinsonenvironmental science junior

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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 97 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAYFORECASTSUNNY 64/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/43 CLOUDY 64/44 THUNDER STORMS 77/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/62 TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Cinema Verde: Fourth Annual Environmental Film & Arts Festival The festival continues through Thursday at Jolie, 6 W. University Ave. The mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues through the arts and to bring people together to implement sustainable solutions. The festival provides environmental education to the public through films, art, workshops, events, tours and other activities. For more information, film trailers and a schedule, visit www.cinemaverde.org. Contact Trish Riley at trish@cinemaverde. org or 352-327-3560, or Penny Niemann at penny@cinemaverde.org. Toastmasters plans for events Talking Gators Toastmasters will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. It is open to everyone. Toastmasters is a public speaking organization that teaches speaking skills in a supportive environment. On Feb. 19, Mark Woollett from Gators Toastmasters will host a session on Evaluations. Feb. 26 is the annual Speech and Table-Topics Contests. For more information, visit www.talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org. UF Hillel Valensteins Day auction Want to raise money for a good cause and potentially find a Valentines Day date? Join UF Hillel for the Valensteins Day date auction at 8 p.m. All of the money raised will benefit Relay for Life. Please contact Sarah Pollack at tzedek@ufhillel. org with questions. Black Male Development Initiative The Black Male Development Initiative presents Black Men In Society: Past to Present. Explore the contributions, achievements and social influence black men have on America. This event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W. University Ave. For more information, contact BMDI on Facebook at Black Male Development Initiative. Acupuncture Chinese New Year The Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine will celebrate Chinese New Year with an open house Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn about Chinese medicine with demonstrations, including acupuncture, tui na, cupping, auricular therapy and qigong. Tour the college and acupuncture clinic, listen to music and meet faculty, students and alumni. For more information, call 352-371-2833 or visit 1000 NE 16th Ave., Building F. affected by social injustice in Medellin, Colombia. To learn more about the trips or to apply, visit www.boundforpeace2013.weebly.com. Contact service.trip.info@ gmail.com with questions. New study abroad program in Istanbul Experience Istanbul, an ancient and modern city on two continents, with UF Turkish faculty. The Center for European Studies has a summer study abroad program to this fascinating and cosmopolitan city in Turkey. People dont need to speak Turkish to enroll in the program. Apply now. Contact Emrah Sahin at emrahsahin@ufl.edu for details, or go to www.ces.ufl.edu. Champions for Change Awards Nominations for the 2013 Champions for Change Awards are now open and will close March 1. A combination of the Office of Sustainabilitys Sustainable Solutions Awards and the Healthy Gators Awards, Champions for Change recognizes faculty, staff and students within the UF community who have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainability and health. The awards seek to highlight such achievements in hopes of inspiring others to join the movement of creating a healthier and more sustainable community. Please consider nominating someone to be recognized for their efforts. Self-nominations are also accepted. A full list of nomination categories and the nomination form is available at www.sustainable.ufl. edu/awards. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@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 formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Hackathon There will be a 24-hour Hackathon at noon Saturday at Gainesville Hackerspace downtown. The purpose of the event is to put a new interface atop the site www.txttag.me and to create mobile apps for it. Programmers and graphic designers are invited. There will be three $500 cash prizes for the winning individuals or teams for creating an iOS, Android or Web interface for TXT TAG. All of the information and the sign-up sheet is available at www.txttag.me/ hackathon. Phi Kappa Tau presents Safe Sets for the Kids On Saturday, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity will be putting on its third annual philanthropy Safe Sets for the Kids, a volleyball tournament benefitting SeriousFun Childrens Network. SeriousFun is an organization with summer camps around the world that give terminally ill children a chance to enjoy their summer. The event will take place at the Florida Gym beginning at noon Saturday. Teams will consist of members of the Panhellenic Council who will compete in a single elimination volleyball tour nament. On Wednesday, Bella Donnas Italian Eatery on University Avenue, will be donating 10 percent of all proceeds to the philanthropy if customers mention Phi Kappa Tau when ordering. For information, email vicepresident@ufphitau.com. Gainesville Roller Rebels present the Ol Barn Dance Dust off the cowgirl boots, put on a Stetson and join the Gainesville Roller Rebels Feb. 16 at Mars Pub for The Ol Barn Dance. The event will benefit the Gainesville Roller Rebels and feature themed contests, a dance party with beats by DJ Ito and live music from The Ones to Blame, Nook & Cranny and Crunky Tonk Nonstars. Doors open at 10 p.m., and theres a $5 cover charge. Visit www.bit.ly/ grrbarndance for more information. Spring Break and summer service trips Bound for Peace 2013 is an international service trip during which volunteers bring hope and empowerment to children

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 ABOUT 50 PEOPLE ATTENDED. BILLY KENNEDYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus hosted the second candidate forum of the 2013 Gainesville mayoral and District 4 City Commission campaigns Tuesday night at the Alachua County Administration Building. The debate began just after 6 p.m. with about 50 people in attendance. Former Commissioner W.E. Mac McEachern was the only participant in the District 4 debate with Alfredo Espinosa, a 20-year-old UF building construction junior, and incumbent Randy Wells was absent. A volunteer from Wells campaign said Wells couldnt be at the debate because of a community development committee meeting the District 4 race. McEachern said he would work to attract employers to Gainesville and protect neighborhoods from business encroachment. He also mentioned his goal of closing the gap between local government and city residents. Commissioners are employees of the citizens, he said. Mark Venzke, former Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority board member Peter Johnson, Donald Shepherd Sr. and former city commissioners Scherwin L. Henry and Ed Braddy participated in the mayoral debate. Mayor Craig Lowe was not in attendance due to a family emergency. Among the issues discussed during the debate were the citys biomass facility contract and the Bus Rapid Transit system. All the mayoral candidates said they would support pulling the city out of the current biomass contract. The facility is set to become operational later this year. In regards to the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system, Braddy said its too expensive, adding that city funds should be used to reduce bus wait times in east Gainesville. BRT features longer, higher-capacity buses ger distances between stops than traditional as curbs, and covered bus stations. (BRT) would be just taking a big pile of money and throwing it in a hole for us to do that, Braddy said. Venzke proposed implementing it on a trial basis to determine if the system were to work. Henry said BRT is a good concept, but the city should focus on improving the current Johnson said for something like BRT or improved RTS service to work, it must be a viable option for Gainesville residents.Kristi Camara / Alligator Candidates debated issues at the Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus forum Monday night at the County Administration Building. City Commission, mayoral candidates debate during forum

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KATIE BURNSAlligator Contributing WriterWomen veiled and unveiled Monday. Islam on Campus invited all women to experience a day wear ing a hijab, a veil that covers the head. Participants of Hijab for a Day put on the headscarf in the morning then proceeded with their daily routine. Sumrah Iqbal, a 20-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior, coordinated the event, which is part of UFs Islam Awareness Month. nization has done this, and Iqbal said she was happy with the support the event received. The organization hosted a discussion Monday evening with ed upon their experiences wear ing the hijabs with women who wear the headscarf daily. Students were surprised by the reactions they received. It was an amazing experience to be able to understand so much about a culture in just one day, Jessica Thompson, a 21-year-old UF sociology junior, said. I felt a responsibility to uphold the culture and be sure I was seen respectfully. Shirley Roseman said she felt empowered by wearing the hijab. I realized how much of my personality and how much I focus on my hair as my identity. I was afraid that I would feel sighijab] on, the 23-year-old UF sociology and psychology junior said. But as soon as I put it on, I felt a lot freer because I didnt have my hair guarding me. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Sarah Fickett / AlligatorHeiba Belal, 21, left, a UF microbiology senior, helps Lisdelys Gar cia, 19, a UF biomedical engineering freshman, put on her hijab, a veil that covers the head, on Turlington Plaza on Monday for Islam on Campus Hijab for a Day. KAITLYN PEARSONAlligator Contributing WriterThe National Science Foundation selected a UF engineering professor to serve as assistant director for the Directorate of Engineering, known as the ENG. UF professor Pramod P. Khargonekar will retain his position at the university while leading the ENG directorate with an annual budget of more than $800 million. He said he is most excited about the opportunity to provide leadership in engineer ing research and education. ENG invests in frontier engineering research and education, cultivates an innovation ecosystem and develops the next-generation engineer, according to a press release. Khargonekar served as the dean of the College of Engineering from 2001 to 2009. Most recently, he has been a member of NSFs Engineering Advisory Committee, where he provided guidance to ENG on strategic directions, according to the release. Kyle Collins, a 22-year-old UF electrical computer engineering senior, said he was excited to see a professor who teaches in his major receive this recognition. Ive always known that our program is extremely, extremely good, and this just kind Khargonekars engineering research encompasses smart grid and renewable energy, semiconductor manufacturing, and modeling and control of neural systems. Khargonekar said he believes his appointment will enhance visibility and recognition for both the College of Engineering and UF. He will begin his NSF appointment in March. When someone gets recognized this highly for what he does, it certainly looks good on the university, Collins said. NSF Director Subra Suresh said in the release that Khargoneker brings leadership and creativity in engineering research. He has helped pioneer interdisciplinary efforts between the biological and engineer ing research communities and demonstrated a deep appreciation for developing the STEM workforce, which is an NSF priority, Suresh said.National Science Foundation chooses professor to lead directorateHe will begin the NSF appointment in MarchCAMPUSUF women wear hijabs for awareness CONDOMS ARE AMONG THE GIVEAWAYS. WHITNEY CONGRESSAlligator Contributing WriterWith security concerns at the forefront of students thoughts on traveling to Israel, Joshua Kahn found a way to spark conversation about Birthright. Birthright is a free 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. The 28-year-old Jewish agency Israel fellow at UFs Hillel ordered 500 condoms adorned with the phrase Israel: its safe to come and 300 Ping-Pong balls with the saying Israel: lets bounce, in hopes of raising registration numbers. UF anthropology sophomore Gavin Casper, 19, noticed the promotional items Kahn was handing out. I just think its really funly spreads the word, but Im surprised that theyre doing something so out there. Thats what Kahn was hoping for. When people see us they say, Wait, you guys are giving out condoms? At the bare minimum, it gets people to talk about Israel and gets some people on the website, Kahn said. Today and Wednesday, UF Hillel staff members will continue handing out items on Turlington Plaza and Plaza of the Americas. Kahn has already noticed an increase in hits and preregistration numbers at www. UFIsrael.org. Anything thats a little some people a little uncomfortable, he said. I think that its great because it pushes people outside their comfort zone and gives them the ability to look at Israel in a different light.Promo items attract Birthright sign-ups Ive always known that our program is extremely, extremely that even more.Kyle CollinsUF electrical computer engineering senior

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 LOCAL KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterA formerly vacant downtown warehouse has become the new launchpad for a Gainesville robotics manufactur ing company to take off. Prioria Robotics Inc. moved into a previously Gainesville Regional Utilities-owned 20,000-square-foot warehouse Thursday after the city funded a $2.25 million, 14-month renovation project for the building. Prioria manufactures small, unmanned aerial vehicles primarily for the U.S. military, said Bryan da Fronta, Prioria CEO and a UF alumnus. The company produces airplanes drones that could take off and land. Da Fronta said he chose to move his company, which has been operating in Gainesville for almost 10 years, from a Wells Fargo building located at 104 N. Main St., because he needed more space for production but wanted to stay connected to downtown. We didnt want to be out in the middle of nowhere, he said. Lynn Janoski, Community Redevelthe city purchased the warehouse from GRU for redevelopment and is renting the space to Prioria. The long-term lease, which began Thursday, will last for seven years, she said. Since July, Janoski said, the warehouse has gone through a transformation from industrial storeroom to a The building had almost no windows, she said. It was pretty much an open space with plywood walls before. Just a shell very basic. Janoski said the city will recoup the millions it pitched into the renovation through the lease. Over time, the rental revenues will pay back the investments, she said. Robotics company finds new home in GRU warehouse IT USES FACEBOOK. ALYSSA NIEVESAlligator Contributing WriterLooking for a quick romantic rendezvous? Well, theres an app for that. Bang With Friends, a Facebook application launched last month, assists the hooking up process and extinguishes the sting of rejection. The company website uses a condom application visual aid to explain how the app works. Users can choose their Facebook friends who use the app who they wish to bang. Both parties receive a notimutual. Alan Medrano, a 22-year-old UF musical theatre senior, said he is not surprised the app exists. He said he sees it as a tool people can use. I prefer building a relationship and talking, so something like that wouldnt work for me, Medrano said. But there are some people who are looking for a one-time thing. Or maybe theyre shy, and this is the way to get them in the door. The app had about 20,000 registered users four days after it launched, according to an article by www.TheDailyBeast.com. Medrano said he believes men will make up the primary user demographic and women would be much less interested in the app. UF psychology professor Laurie Mintz said research indicates male pleasure is prioritized in hookups involving sex. less likely to have orgasms and rethan are men, Mintz said. Mintz discussed hookup sex with her human sexuality class and said some student comments pertained to women feeling pressured to engage in hookup sex. Kristen Croft, an 18-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering freshman, said she does not foresee a lot of women using the app, including herself. I honestly think thats kind of grimy in general, she said. I would like to think no one would put themselves out there like that. Its very controversial. Although Croft said social media has aided communication between partners overall, she thinks apps like Bang With Friends discourage between men and women simply to, Hey, lets get it on. Medrano agrees. He said the app takes away from the excitement of personal interaction. Id say communication has changed compared to how previous generations expect communication to be, he said. A couple years ago, I would have been surprised to hear about the app, but with all the differ ent social networking sites and ways to meet people, it just seems like the next step.Banging With Friends mobile app assists in hookup processLLauren Troncoso / AAlligatorProgram managers Patrick Seidel, 53, left, and John Morgan, 32, discuss plans about aircraft Four Delta on Saturday at the Power District Catalyst Building east of Kelly Power Plant. Laurie Mintz

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 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.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you feel overly stressed? 122 TOTAL VOTES88% YES 12% NOMondays question: Do you remember the day you were accepted into UF? Mondays are for quitting: The pope is just like usThe pope has just broken a taboo by breaking with several centuries of practice, Cardinal Andr Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, told The Guardian, praising the move as a liberating act for the future. Thats right, folks. The pope broke up with God. In a move that hasnt happened in about 600 years, Pope Norbert Denef, from north Germany, who was abused as a boy by his local priest for six years and was later offered 25,000 (then ,000) by his diocesan bishop to keep quiet, said: We wont miss this pope, according to The Guardian. It was not a fun papacy, but really, when has there ever been a fun papacy? Plenty of sexual abuse scandals and Nazi jokes galore, and here we are eight years later. Its like the pope is graduating along with the current senior graduating class of UF. Our time here on campus actually sounds a lot like Benedicts time in the Vatican. His 89-year-old brother, Georg Ratzinger, according to The Guardian article, said, Age is weighing on him. My brother would like more rest at this age. We feel ya. Weve been at this school for four years, and enough is enough. Wed also like to resign, but we dont have that kind of freedom. What do you think the pope will do now that hes a single man out on the town? Breaking up with God is probably a pretty liberating experience. Will he take a year off and study abroad? Will he go on as many dates as The Bachelor? Will he go to grad school, like some of us might? Maybe hell try to make it in the Big Apple or the City of Angels over on the West Coast. Hes got some options. So do we. dra Mussolini, a parliamentarian who is granddaughter of Italys wartime dictator, according to a Reuters article. The pope is not any man. He is the vicar of Christ. He should stay on to the end, go ahead and bear his cross to the end. This is a huge sign of world destabilization that will weaken the Church. has to learn to love himself before he can love others. In his announcement, the pope told the cardinals that in order to govern ... both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adsaid. Sometimes we need to take mental health breaks while studying, so it doesnt get too intense or stressful. We dont blame the pope for stepping down at all. We get it. Its time to move on to bigger and better things. Most world leaders seem to accept his decision with heavy hearts and understanding. By Easter, a new pope will be selected, just like the next class of Gators. Are you ready for change? Because if the pope knows when to step down and make hard life decisions, we should, too.Having ridiculously good-looking, teenage heartthrobs in pop music is not a new concept. It didnt start with One Direction, it didnt start with *NSYNC and it didnt even start with The Beatles, but I will venture to say it has been perfected by Japan. Japan has put such a formulated expertise on its pop music that its created a new name for a genre casually referred to as J-pop. Full of beautiful girls-next-door and handsome, sensitive men who can all sing and dance, J-pop is nothing short of a pop culture cash cow. It makes sense, in a way, that bands management teams would have a pretty big say in the goings-on. But being contractually obligated to not date anyone seems like a new one to me. Minami Minegishi is a member of the J-pop group AKB48 and is now in serious hot water because gasp she was seen coming out of a boys apartment after they had spent the night together. This sounds like any day of the week for American celebrity news, but for Minegishi, this was scandalous because AKB48 has a strict no dating rule for the bands about 90 members. Why would a groups management team forbid 90 girls in their mid-teens and early 20s to date? Simple. They dont want to shatter the illusion that the male fans of AKB48 still stand a chance with the members. Its a concept that is alive and well in any other girl or boy band the beautiful people you see on the screen are untouchable, but in some way, only yours. AKB48s management just did the logical, but ethically questionable, act of locking in that fantasy by having the girls sign on the dotted line. When found out by paparazzi, Minegishi shaved all of her hair off in repentance and took to YouTube in a tearful apology, where she called her actions thoughtless and immature and begged the band to let her stay on as a member. I dont think too many people will fault you for that one, dear. Although your management team is trying its best to market its chaste army, you will still be living every day with teenage girls that, shockingly, like teenage guys. Youve pitted your biology against your income, and in every single way, its a volatile combination. Looking at the news articles, it struck me how much of a cultural divide there was here. I dont think any U.S. celebrity would ever agree to such a rule much less tearfully apologize when theyve inevitably broken it. It took Britney Spears how many failed marriages, drug rehabilitations and psychotic breakdowns to shave her head, and this girl does it after one little sleepover. And do you know how many times Britney Spears has apologized for her constant train wreck of decision making? Never. In that way, I am strangely proud to call myself American. Is AKB48s management a bit screwy for mandating such a rule? Some would say they are just giving audiences what they want. If there are girls who know about the rule and are still willing to sign on to get pop star glory, then by all means, let them. On the other hand, some could say, who is anyone to dictate this very personal part of anothers life? Who the heck does some music producer think he is to outlaw the normal Honestly, I am just glad we wouldnt have a debate like this stateside. Now, whenever I go to the checkout line at Publix and see the tabloid headlines of beautiful people making terrible decisions, I will take solace in the fact that our celebrities live their lives regardless of their public images, for better or worse. Lauren Flannery is a business administration sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays. Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Peace Corps announcement this week that UF leads the nation in alumni recruits is a testament to UFs longstanding connection with one of Americas most respected volunteer service organizations. UF recruited 107 undergraduate and 26 graduate alumni volunteers in 2012 and tied with the University of Washington for the No.1 spot. UFs future connection to the Peace Corps remains uncertain, however, and for once, it isnt UFs fault. Peace Corps is dedicated to placing volunteers in jobs abroad to live in foreign nations as trained workers and goodwill ambassadors. From its founding in 1961, Peace Corps has had a history of success, and UF grads consistently show themselves to be enthusiastic to make the goals of service a reality year after year. without a recruiter to turn to. This is in stark contrast to years past, when students turned to Amy Panikowski, who worked on campus for seven years as Peace Corps recruiter and sent hundreds of UF alumni abroad. Peace Corps volunteers sign two years of their lives away to a cause they believe is bigger than themselves, and Panikowski consistently brought that to fruition with her support. You couldnt showed in everything she did. She visited classrooms, hosted Globe Talk presentations, organized a dedicated group of interns, always kept an upbeat attitude and was constantly available by To see both Panikowski and her beloved UF community treated like this by an organization whose popularity and staying power is based on the willing enthusiasm of its volunteers is confounding. Rarely would a program ranked so high see its recruiting staff cut without any plans for growth or replacement. and Peace Corps never accepted a replacement, meaning they also lost their most valuable link to UF. Leaving UF in the dark this year is a glaring error by Peace quarters, but it will have a very clear impact with supporters in Gainesville. UF has always been proud of its alumni serving abroad, and Gainesville is continually enriched by the presence of its returned Peace Corps volunteers. But the lack of direct access on campus will inevitably mean a shrinking presence of the Gator Nation in Peace Corps. There is no way a recruiter available mostly by phone and email, with several scheduled visits a semester, can accomplish what Amy Panikowski did as a campus recruiter every day she came to work. UF has ranked in the upper tiers of Peace Corps top-recruiting schools for years. As a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university with more than 100 undergraduate majors in 16 colleges, supported by about 200 research, service and education centers, it is no surprise why. Last year, even Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams visited UFs campus to announce the beginning of a Masters International program here and congratulate the Gainesville community on its impressive service record. The character of UF and our alums will remain the same. Gators are well educated, altruistic and ready to serve, but it is up to Peace Corps to make the connection between a potentially fantastic volunteer and the opportunity for them to do good work. That comes from a recruiter with a friendly smile, an open door and facts in her hand. Our university deserves that kind of concrete support, rather than a glancing recognition, from the organization our alumni continue to serve with such distinction. semester Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the International Center in the Hub. Diana Dombrowski is a research staff member in the UF history department.Peace Corps celebrates UFs grads, but current students are left in the darkGuest columnDiana DombrowskiSpeaking Out During the 2012 election, many voters were forced to wait in line for hours to cast a ballot or had to cast a provisional ballot. If youre a college student and this happened to you, you can thank Rep. Dennis Baxley and Alachua County GOP Chair Stafford Jones. Three years ago, when Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe won his election by 42 votes, Jones and his friends in the Republican Party claimed college students were part of an elaborate conspiracy to get voters to change their residency for one day in order to vote. The Alachua County absolutely no evidence of any sort of conspiracy. Later, even Jones admitted he had no proof to his claim. However, a lack of facts hasnt stopped the GOP before. Despite any evidence of a real problem, Jones worked with Republican Rep. Baxley to make it harder for college students to vote. The law Baxley sponsored prevented students from voting if they did not change their residency to Alachua County at least a month before the election. Before the law, a student from another county could still vote in Gainesville on the day of the election, as long as not voted in any other county. Students who did not change their residence by October were forced to cast provisional ballots, which are notorious for never being counted due to the strain it puts on Baxleys law worked: Provisional ballots increased by an average of 25 percent in each county. Early voting hours were also restricted, and students were among the many Democratic-leaning groups that were forced to wait in longer lines to vote, in some cases for more than an hour. representatives, namely Rep. Baxley and his Republican allies in Tallahassee, think its OK to restrict our voting rights. Voting in a city where most of us live 10 months out of the year is not stealing an election it is participating in our right to democracy. If you were one of the those students who had to cast a provisional ballot or are as equally offended by Baxley and Jones attempts to limit our voting rights as I am, I encour age you to come out and vote in the mayors race on March 19. We have a stake in this election, and we deserve to have our voice heard and our votes counted. Christina Ford is the director of youth outreach for the Craig Lowe reelection campaign.Voter suppression really needs to stopGuest columnChristina FordSpeaking Out In the midst of all the anti-gun rhetoric being spewed from Capitol Hill, it is surprising to me that the per son leading the anti-gun charge is a woman. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as many of you know, has been vehemently pushing for a resurrection of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban in yet another governmental attempt to lobotomize personal behavior, destroy property rights, disarm our citizenry and broaden gun control. Usually, the pro-gun, anti-government, Tea Partyesque arguments are aligned with the far right, libertarians or market anarchists who are pigeonholed I think its time that women, especially women who identify themselves as feminists, jump on the pro-gun bandwagon. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Compare those numbers to the 3 percent of men who fall victim to sexual assault, and it becomes apparent who is committing sexual violence and who the victims are. Now, the reason why being anti-gun is equivalent to being anti-women is that disarming society, or even suggesting an (waiting periods, increased background checks) is that, at worst, these measures disarm women and, at best, make it harder for women to arm themselves. Because women fall prey to sexual violence much more often than men, it can be argued that women, more than any other demographic, need access to the use of lethal force and self-defense. Although hypothetical and hopefully only momentarily hypothetical at that imagine how disincentivizing rape and sexual assault would be if more women had access to and were encouraged to carry or at least own If feminists, and women in general, are serious about the rape epidemic, anti-woman politicians, such as Feinstein, should be abandoned by said constituencies. Thomas Ryan is a political science major at Sante Fe College.Anti-gun is the same as anti-womanGuest columnThomas RyanSpeaking Out

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university plans to match the $15 million. UF Student Body President Tj Villamil said the majority of the money will be spent on hir ing more faculty members. We will reduce the faculty-to-student ratio because that is one of the only metrics that we are not with our peers on, he said. That is the one thing we are lacking in. Villamil, 23, said he believes the bonus will help make UF a top 10 school. I think we already are on the caliber of the sources to really push us over the edge. Machen said UF will have to meet requirenual bonus. The governor has made it very clear that performance counts, and we like to play in a ballgame where performance really does matter, he said. Machen added the governors interest in making UF a top 10 school was the reason he stayed president. It was an unbelievable moment, he said. I could not pass it up. Among other budget plans, Scott said he wants to disperse $3.8 billion for public universities and $1.1 billion for state colleges. Although Scott selected UF for the $15 million bonus, he said he would work with any state university that wanted to be in the top 10 nationally. Scott said he made tough budgeting choices during the past two years, and now, he added, was time to make smart choices. This is just the beginning, he said. Stowers, a 19-year-old UF English and political science sophomore, has been in Catholic conversion classes since December. She said she was surprised about Pope Benedicts resignation. Im a new Catholic, and I didnt know that the pope could resign, she said. for the conclave and voting process have not been announced. Ruchinski said he, along with almost a billion other Catholics around the world, will have to wait for the election of the new pope. Well pray for the current pope, for his health and the ease of transition and for peace of mind as he takes this step, he said. And then, for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, that those who gather for the conclave can choose wisely and choose well. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterAn Arizona disc jockey left a fraternity party in an ambulance Saturday night after University Police reported he was too intoxiDavid Joseph Lopez Jr., 21, also known as Luminox, was taken to Shands at UF from a Sigma Alpha Epsilon party, according to a UPD police report. ing the party called dispatch to report there was a highly intoxicated person at the event, according to the report. house, SAE president Alexander Barrett led where they found Lopez talking to paramedics. Police reported that Lopez was confused and disoriented during his conversation Lopezs manager, Miguel Alfonso Granado, 22, told UPD Lopez was too intoxicated report. An ambulance later took Lopez to the hospital for treatment. The next day, Lopez tweeted that a girl had stuck a lollipop laced with drugs into his mouth before the event. My apologies for anybody who came to see me last night in Gainesville at the SAE In an interview Monday night, Granado said doctors believed Lopez had been drugged, citing that his blood alcohol content was 0.05 percent. However, Granado said doctors believe Lopez was drugged off-campus before heading to the SAE party. Shands at UF personnel couldnt be Granados claims. In an email, Barrett said he did speak to Granado about Lopez and the incident. All necessary steps were taken to ensure [Lopezs] health and safety, he wrote. The event was registered with the university, per university guidelines and no other incidents took place. Lopez could not be reached for comment. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator. org.Kristi Camara / AlligatorDavid Joseph Lopez Jr., 21, known as Luminox, performs at Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Satur8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013DJ removed from fraternity party for intoxication, claims druggedCAMPUS pPOpPE, from page 1 ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing WriterTo show how important Gator families are to the UF community, the Division of Student Affairs is Weekend Feb. 22 through Feb. 24. Family Weekend is a tradition year students. dents are able to participate during Dean and Director of New Student and Family Programs Jaime Gresley said Spring would be a great time to open up the campus. We really value all our family members and want to make sure they have a chance to come back and have a designated weekend full of activities so that they can reconnect [with their kids], regarddent or not, Gresley said. Family Weekend registration ends Feb. 18, and everyone who comes will receive a free Family Weekend beanie. About 400 student have already registered, and Gresley expects about 1,000 students in total. Family Fest, the signature event, will be held Feb. 23 on the UVS Field and will include a large carnival with a 160-ft. zip line. The Campus Diplomats will be facilitating many of the events and booths, said Campus Diplomat Executive Director Deanna Thornton, 21. [Spring Family Weekend] will be a lot larger [than the one in Fall], the management junior said. Come with an attitude to experience a lot of different things. There are really cool events, like the zip line, that you never get to do. This is also a weekend full of sports, something families dont get to experience in the Fall. Families can see mens basketball, womens tennis, lacrosse, gymnastics and baseball games. Under the theme Always Or ange, Forever Blue, Gresley said the Division of Student Affairs is trying to get the message across that UF students are Gators true and true. In doing so, the event is also opened to graduate students. Being a Gator is a special experience, and theres a lot of pride that typically goes along with that, Gresley said. We want to give them the chance to share that with their family members who play a big supporting role. ScCOTT, from page 1Benedict People were surprisedTj Villamil said most of the money will go to hiring facultyGators often report academic stressors like workload, time managementties and the economy were also frequently named sources. GatorWell Health Promotion Services specialist Sara Martin said although many of the major stress factors in the survey are similar to what she hears from students, it did not mention one major factor. The biggest stressors I hear from students are academic, she said. Sometimes its about the workload and learning how to manage time, while sometimes it relates more to internal and external pressures students feel to be successful. Martin, who is also a wellness coach, said not all stress is bad, and sometimes it keeps people motivated. But its important to manage stress levels so they dont affect daily life, she said. Robinson said when he does feel stressed, its usually because of work, classes and other commitments competing for his time. When that happens, I try to take a step back and put things in order of importance, he said. Martin suggested stressed out students take advantage of GatorWell and other on-campus services. There are so many good, free resources at UF, Martin said. Its important that students reach out. ST TREssSS, from page 1Martin I think we already are on the caliber of the top 10. Tj VillamilUF Student Body PresidentRegistration is still open

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HANNA MARCUSAlligator contributing writerIn a college town like Gainesville, theres a bar on every corner. But Allen Hessell is convinced he can bring something new to the table. Hessell is the owner and operator of The Brass Tap and is planning to open his new bar, located at 3833 SW Archer Road, Building B, Monday. The Brass Tap, a craft-beer franchise that recently merged with Beef O Bradys, has three other locations in Florida. Hessell said he wanted to be a part of the chain after he went to a franchise exposition. The craft beer business is exploding right now, he said. I wanted to get in from the beginning because its so exciting. With about 250 bottles of beer and about 60 different types of draft beer from all over the world in stock, Hessell said his bar will offer the most diverse beer drinking experience in the city. Matt Martin, bartender and shift manager at the Brass Tap, said the bars menu will feature as well as wine, cider and cigars. Martin and Hessell said they both hope their diverse beer will attract customers with a range of beer tastes. Its a place for craft beer drinkers to gather and convene, Martin said. Theres a lot to out about it. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 New bar, craft beer franchise to open tap on Archer RoadIt will sell about 60 beers on draftRosen Lauren Troncoso / AlligatorThe Brass Tap, a craft-beer franchise, will be opening a location in Gainesville at 3833 SW Archer Road, Building B, on Monday.Ca AMPUS DANIELLA DE LA CAMPAAlligator Contributing WriterHolocaust scholar Alan Rosen will be speaking at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Pugh Hall on UFs campus. The event, part of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, will stress the importance of the experiences Holocaust survivors faced in concentration camps, said Paul Ortiz, associate professor in history and director of the history program. This event will ask us to think about the larger impact the Holocaust will continue to have today, Ortiz said. Rosen has researched some of the earliest historical interviews conducted with Holocaust survivors. These interviews, conducted by David Boder following World War II, are detailed in Rosens book The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Interviews of David Boder. Rosen has a doctorate in literature and religion from Boston University, where he studied under renowned Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, according to a press release. Scott Kraff, a 22-year-old UF history and political science senior, has been involved with the history program research staff for a year. Kraff works with the technical crew and helps with the setup of the programs provided by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. I think its a unique experience to go to, Kraff said. As a student of the Holocaust, it doesnt get much better than this. The event will have free parking, and there will also be a reception and book signing after Rosen speaks.Holocaust scholar will visit campus, speak of research Its a place for craft beer drinkers to gather and convene. Theres a lot to craft-beer drinking, and this is the Matt Martinbartender and shift manager

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Call 352332-8481 or 352-359-1644 3-12-13-20-2 1/1's w/ ROOM TO BREATH. Clean & quiet near UF. Centrally located. Call 352372-5400 for more into. 2/1 BIG FRONT YARD. $40 moves you in. Available now. Call 352-275-4889 3-1313-20-2 3BR/3BA newer house with Garage, fenced yard. Close to UF/Shands, shopping, bus route. Open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, W/D, lawn maintenace, pest control, quiet neighborhood. Avail April, $1575/month. Contact 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com 2-28-13-15-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 1 bedroom available in a furnished 3/3 at Cottage Grove $615/month. Pet friendly, nice roommates, wifi, washer & dryer, big closet. email devinufl@gmail.com. 2-12-13-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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. Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $359/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 2-28-13-43-4 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 4-24-72-5 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. 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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 publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATOR BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 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. 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 **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. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. 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 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguided romance, will elevate author Hysteria Molt to the ranks of Keats, Hemingway, and Poe. They will not appreciate the company. Available via Amazon.com. 2-22-13-10-10 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. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 376-6275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 New 2009 UM 250 motorcycle, never ridden or filled. 80 mpg. Hurry only 2 left. $2999. 2006 Vulcan vn750. Only 12,218 miles. $3999. Call Steve 352-328-7236 or David 352-414-6337 2-22-13-10-11 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 4-24-72-12 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. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG QuotableTheyre shooting them, whether you guard them or not. If theyre going, you tap em on the butt and say, Next game. John Calipari, Kentucky coach on Floridas three-point shootingLacrosse goalie earns awardGators goalkeeper Mikey Meagher was named the WomensLax.com Player of the Week after recording nine saves in UFs 5-3 win against UNC on Saturday.Freshman Kelsey Stewarts performance at the Kajikawa Classic earned her SEC Player of the Week honors. See story, page 15. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Since becoming Kentuckys coach in 2009, John Calipari has dominated Florida. Calipari owns a 7-1 record against Florida coach Billy Donovan. The Gators went 0-3 against the Wildcats last season as UK cruised to win a nation title. Thats really embarrassing to lose to a team three times in one year, junior point guard Scottie Wilbekin said. Its always going to be in the back of our minds but its a new year, and weve got things that were focused on this year. Thats to win [a Southeastern Conference] championship. In order to do that, weve got to beat them. When No. 7 Florida (19-3, 9-1 SEC) hosts No. 25 Kentucky (17-6, 8-2 SEC) at 7 p.m. in OConnell Center, the Gators will face a Wildcats squad with new faces. Seven members of Caliparis championship team bolted to the NBA or graduated. Their team is different from a year ago, Donovan said. Were not preparing for Anthony Davis or (Michael) KiddGilchrist or (Doron) Lamb or (Marquis) Teague. Were prepar ing for Nerlens Noel and (Kyle) Wiltjer and (Alex) Poythress, some very gifted, talented guys who have their own identity and play their own way. Kentucky began the season on a sour note, losing three of its the conference standings. Noel is the NCAAs leading shot-blocker with 4.5 per game. As an enforcer in the paint, the 6-foot-10 Noel averages a near double-double in points (10.6) and rebounds (9.6). The freshNational Player of the Year in 2012, but defends with similar intensity. I think he is just as good as Anthony Davis as a shot Alligator File Photo / David CarrUK coach John Calipari reacts to a call during Floridas 74-59 loss to Kentucky on March 4, 2012 in the OConnell Center. Calipari is 7-1 against the Gators since he began his tenure with the Wildcats in 2009. Florida hoping to halt recent skid against Kentucky PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Floridas coaching staff urged Christin Mercer to not become complacent following her best performance of the season against Alabama. Logging 23 minutes during UFs 87-54 victory on Feb. 3, the 6-foot 9-of-12 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds. Both were career-high numbers. Mercer did not disappoint in her encore. In Floridas 65-57 victory against road against the Tigers since Feb. 29, 2004 Mercer scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. More impor tantly, she helped provide a spark for of the game. You see a kid that is showing the potential that is there that we have all been harping on and really getting on her about the whole season, assistant coach David Lowery said. Just being able to be consistent, I think that has been the most important thing that Ive noticed from her.Freshman achieving consistency in frontcourt RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Writer Florida womens golf team are in second place after Round 1 of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif. no team has shot below par, with the lowest being UCLA, which leads after shootFlorida is currently tied for second with Duke at 6 over par (290). The Gators are looking to capture their fourth victory of the season and sixth consecutive individual title. UF is facing stiff competition in the Grumman Challenge against some of the best teams in the nation, according to the rankings from Golfweek.com. The challenge includes multiple teams in the top 10 such as No. 1 Washington, No. 3 USC, No. 4 Duke, and No. 7 Arizona. us and a good chance for us to see some of the west coast teams and play on their home turf, coach Emily Bastel said in a release. I think the win at the Florida Challenge got everyone excited to go tee it up again. UF hopes to continue its success after coming off of a win in the Florida Challenge. Mia Piccio, the No. 3 starter for the Grumman Challenge, is coming off an individual win at the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship. Isabelle Lendl, the only player besides Hedberg to start in all six tournaments this season, felt prepared for the course. I know were expecting fast greens, Lendl said. The greens are always fast. Theres usually some good rough there. The course is always in great shape; its very hilly so Ive been practicing a lot of high WOMENS GOLFseeSEE HOOPS, pagePAGE 14see SEE MERCER, pagePAGE 14see SEE WOMENS GOLF, pagePAGE 14 I think we have to have a level of intelligence, and I think driving in there and trying to shoot over top of [Noel] is probably not a wise choice. But I still think we are a team that needs to attack.Billy DonovanUF coach UF Womens Bask etball Hedberg

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blocker, Donovan said. I dont think there is any question about that. He has unbelievable length, has unbelievable timing. He can alter shots from a lot of different direcof intelligence, and I think driving in there and trying to ing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. lem for guards Mike Rosario and Michael Frazier II if he Across the front line, theyve got a lot of different linein terms of our frontcourt. tend to take quick shots in the half court but thrive in transition after forcing turnovers. Most of UKs offense comes off ball screens and one-on-one penetration. Theyre a good driving team, senior guard Kenny ALLIGATOR Kristi Camara / AlligatorKenny Boynton (1) attempts a shot during Floridas 83-58 win against Mississippi State on Saturday. GYMNASTICS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Writer books. ing into this season. she has not stalled in her quest for a national championship. said. nothing on the table. left for Dickerson to take. tory. and on Friday, Dickerson became the best, Faehn said. I still get chills thinking about it the best [routine] Ive seen her do. Dickerson has increased inspiration this season. every time. breaking senior. I still, every day, sit back and shake my head, Faehn said. collegiate gymnastics.Ryan Jones / AlligatorChristin Mercer (25) drives the lane in UFs 87-54 win against Alabama on Feb. 3. shots to greens, bump and runs, undulating putts and chip shots from the rough all you can do is play your best golf. secutive in the spring. lenge. played sporadically this season and is continuing to slip after the unexpected results of some of their competition. 19 strokes behind Florida. WOmMEnNsS gGOLF, from page 13Florida is 6 over par UFs big men face tall task in UK HOOPsS, from page 13Mercer helping shift defenders away from George game. The improved play has given her a Having career highs and going back and having another high game and almost getting a double-double I missed it by Mercer said. Just going out there and playing like stretch and often appeared out of sync on Her nadir came against Ole Miss on to see a change in Mercer shortly after ing harder in practice to prepare for Alabama and inserted her into the starting beating Alabama. she also augments the play of senior Jencourt. Teams cant double up on me because Floridas coaching staff hopes it has found a go-to duo that can be counted on here and be effective and do some things, for Jennifer and make you a really, really I think she has really bought into that. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@ alligator.org. MEERCEER, from page 13Dickerson Thats what we need right now and is a big reason why, as of late, we are looking better and playing better. Teams cant double up on me because they have to worry about [Mercer]Jennifer GeorgeUF forward

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ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer When Kelsey Stewart arrived at Florida, she was the No. 2 softball recruit in the country. But when she stepped into the Friday afternoon, she was just anShe succeeded. Gator, Stewart hit .556 on 10 hits in 18 at-bats. Of those 10 hits, two were doubles, one was a triple And when the ball stayed in bases and scored 10 runs. The Southeastern Conference Stewart was one of six freshcontributors to No. 14 Floridas Classic. lowed Stewart in the order and bat. helped the Gators run-rule the Bluejays. that Kirsti Merritt showed in the Stewart and Merritt, but when she did connect with the ball, she fornia (2-2) with Florida down not relinquish. run. of her own, and the Gators went runs, 11 of their 18 extra-base hits and 18 of their 26 RBIs. tiveness at the plate was really ALLIGATOR, 15 Alligator File Photo / David CarrCoach Tim Walton signals to a base runner during Floridas 3-1 victory against Auburn on April 14, 2012 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Walton got key production from UFs freshmen at the Kajikawa Classic. SOFTBALLFreshmen key in Floridas undefeated start to season

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Josh: The Gators lost the vast majority of their power to graduation and the draft. They dont need to completely replace Mike Zunino, Preston Tucker and Nolan Fontana, but someone still has to step up and pick up some of the slack. That is why the most important player on the Florida baseball roster this season is sophomore catcher Taylor Gushue. The lineup wont be as power-reliant. Instead, UF will increase its focus on small ball. Still, the Gators will rely on Gushues raw power to give them some semblance of balance in a lineup that lacks home-run ability at several positions. Even though he hit just .206 as a freshman, Gushue showed his potential as a middle-of-the-order force in Adam: Every team needs an ace. Series are won on Friday nights. With the power players at the plate gone from a year ago, pitching becomes more important for Florida. Kevin OSullivan had a three-run home run in his back pocket when things went awry last season. Say hello to stolen bases and bunts this season for the Gators bats. Junior Jonathon Crawford takes over as the Friday night starter. If he cant last deep into games, relievers get used up for the weekend. With a team built on defense and pitching, Florida needs Crawford to set the tone for the weekend. For the pitcher who doesnt say much, Crawford will let his mid-90s fastball, plus-slider and improved changeup do the talking. And Florida will be much better off with that no matter how many RBIs Gushue gets. Josh: Without a doubt, pitching is important. But pitchers need run support. You dont need to belt 75 dingers like UF did last year to be successful. Arizona only hit 23 home runs last year and still won the College World Series. And while pitching is more important when runs are at a premium, the Gators dont have depth in the rotation beyond Karsten Whitson and Crawford to assume small ball will get it done. There are no established starters to take the Sunday and midweek jobs, and the Gators are likely going to have to put up runs in those games. Jonathon Crawford wont be on the most raw power of anyone in the lineup, and the Gators will need him to be a 1015 home run guy as they only return 14 of their home runs from last years team. Adam: Where have you been this fall and spring? The Gators are built on pitching and defense. Power wont be there for Florida. OSullivan and the players said it themselves. And anything can happen in the College World Series. The Gators were the best team on paper and they exited quietly with two straight losses last season. Arizona pitching held opponents to less than two runs per game in Omaha, which includes two wins against the nation in home runs. What happens to Florida when its starting pitcher cant go make up the bullpen. Steven Rodriguez door anytime soon. That means Crawford has to eat up innings if UF stands a chance in a weekend series. Gushue can smack all the home runs he wants, but without a rested bullpen, the opposition will easily outdo the sophomore catcher come Saturday and Sunday when series are decided. Josh: Like you did in our Rally last week, you are making my point for me again. Im aware they are built on pitching and defense. But Gushue also factors into the defensive equation. Mike Zunino was strong behind the plate for three years at Florida. Last season, he ranked second in conference in throwing runners out. UF needs Gushue to be somewhat comparable to Zunino defensively. Offensively, the Gators cant expect him to be Zunino, but they need him to shoulder a large percentage of the offensive burden even if that is smaller than it has been in years past. Even if Crawford and Whitson are studs, they will start less than half of the teams games, whereas Gushue is an everyday player. Florida will need offense more than anything on those occasions. Adam: problem here is you have no point. Youre saying Florida needs Gushues offense to replace what it lost last year. This isnt the same UF offense! The Gators will not survive the Southeastern Conference without consistent starting pitching. Sure, teams win by scoring runs, but Crawford gives Florida an advantage every time out. Everything ties into how he pitches. If Crawford cant eat up innings on Friday night, it will mess everything up in a weekend series. And as you mentioned earlier, mendous year considering he skipped his high school senior season to play at UF, but like the rest of Floridas offense, there is still something to prove. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@ alligator.org and Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Alligator File Photo / David CarrSophomore catcher Taylor Gushue bats during Floridas 7-3 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 17, 2012 at McKethan Stadium. THE RALLY Which player does Florida need to step up most in 2013? Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy Adam Pincustwitter: @AdamDPincus



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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 97 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF women wear hijabs for a day to raise awareness. Read the story on page 4. Promotional items attract Birthright sign-upsCondoms are among the giveaways, pg 4. New bar, craft beer franchise to open tap on Archer RoadIt will sell about beers on draft, pg 9. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterAfter serving about eight years as the leader of the Catholic world, Pope Benedict XVI announced Monday that he will resign from his papacy. Pope Benedict, 85, announced he would step down from his post at the end of February, citing his old age as his reason. down from his post in about 600 years. I think we have to offer some praise to this person, said David Hackett, UF associate professor of American religious history. He knows he really cant hold this job right now, and hes recognized his limitations. He realized it, and I think this is great. Pope Benedict, formerly known as Joseph Ratzinger, was elected pope in 2005 at the age of 78, making him one of the oldest elected popes in history. Traditionally, the next step is a period of mourning, Hackett said, followed by a gathering of cardinals, known as a conclave, for the election of the new pope. But this situation is anything but traditional. What it will be is more of an administrative period, said the Rev. David Ruchinski, pastor of St. Augustine Church. The sedevacantism [the empty seat], which is normally characterized by mourning, in this case is going to be the time that they need to be able to pull together the cardinals for the conclave. But the timing of Pope Benedicts announcement comes at a busy time for most bishops as Easter is rapidly approaching. Since Easter is the time when converts come into the church on Easter Vigil, most bishops wouldnt want to be away from their dioceses, Ruchinski said. I would think that they wouldnt pull the conclave together until after that. One such Easter convert is Emily Stowers. 79 /62 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Freshmen shine in opening weekend:Florida softball coach Tim Walton got a lot of production out of his freshmen during the Gators 5-0 run in the Kajikawa Classic, pg 15. JEWEL MIDELISAlligator Contributing WriterGov. Rick Scott discussed his budgeting plans for UF and toured the universitys Nanoscale Research Facility during a press conference Monday morning. they listened to Scott declare his support of making UF one of the top 10 public universities in the nation. Scott said he plans to give UF about $15 million annually for the At the end of that timeframe, we will have a top 10 university, he said. Although the budget plan still needs legislative approval, Scott said investing in UF will create more jobs throughout the state. UF President Bernie Machen said Scotts support for UF displays his commitment to education. He recognizes the inextricable link between education and economic development, he said. Cammy Abernathy, dean of the College of Engineering, said investments like the bonus have allowed her college to be among the best in the country and will make Florida the home of the next great hightech hub. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said if the budget is approved, the Javier Edwards / AlligatorGov. Rick Scott speaks to a UF senior during his tour of the universitys Nanoscale Research Facility. Gov. Rick Scott visits UF, discusses top 10 gameplanWORLD THEY RANKED THEIR AVERAGE STRESS LEVEL AS 5.4 OUT OF 10. JOVAHN HUERTASAlligator Contributing WriterThe news that millennials are the most stressed generation does not come as a surprise to UF students. Environmental science junior Benjamin Robinson, 21, said it sounds about right, though he doesnt count himself among the highly stressed. I dont feel an extreme amount of stress usually, but I know others who have it a lot worse than I do, he said. The American Psychological Association released last week the results of its annual Stress in America survey, which attempts to measure stress levels and causes of stress in the United States. The survey showed members of the Millennial generation, aged 18 to 33, were more stressed on average than the rest of the population. Participants were asked to rank their stress levels on a 10-point scale, with 10 being a great deal of stress. Millennials reported an average of 5.4, compared to the national average of 4.9, according to the survey, The survey also showed millennials had the highest rate of depression diagnoses for any generation: 19 percent, compared to 14 percent in participants ages 34 to 47 and 12 percent for participants ages 48 to 66. The leading cause of stress for millennials was reported as work, followed closely by money. Relationships, family responsibili-Millennials are the most stressed generation, study shows Locals react to Pope Benedict XVIs resignationItd get $15 million yearlySEE STRESS, PAGE 8 SEE SCOTT, PAGE 8 SEE POPE, PAGE 8 I dont feel an extreme amount of stress usually, but I know others who have it a lot worse than I do.Benjamin Robinsonenvironmental science junior

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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 97 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAYFORECASTSUNNY 64/35 PARTLY CLOUDY 70/43 CLOUDY 64/44 THUNDER STORMS 77/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/62 TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Cinema Verde: Fourth Annual Environmental Film & Arts Festival The festival continues through Thursday at Jolie, 6 W. University Ave. The mission is to raise awareness of environmental issues through the arts and to bring people together to implement sustainable solutions. The festival provides environmental education to the public through films, art, workshops, events, tours and other activities. For more information, film trailers and a schedule, visit www.cinemaverde.org. Contact Trish Riley at trish@cinemaverde. org or 352-327-3560, or Penny Niemann at penny@cinemaverde.org. Toastmasters plans for events Talking Gators Toastmasters will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. It is open to everyone. Toastmasters is a public speaking organization that teaches speaking skills in a supportive environment. On Feb. 19, Mark Woollett from Gators Toastmasters will host a session on Evaluations. Feb. 26 is the annual Speech and Table-Topics Contests. For more information, visit www.talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org. UF Hillel Valensteins Day auction Want to raise money for a good cause and potentially find a Valentines Day date? Join UF Hillel for the Valensteins Day date auction at 8 p.m. All of the money raised will benefit Relay for Life. Please contact Sarah Pollack at tzedek@ufhillel. org with questions. Black Male Development Initiative The Black Male Development Initiative presents Black Men In Society: Past to Present. Explore the contributions, achievements and social influence black men have on America. This event will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Institute of Black Culture, 1510 W. University Ave. For more information, contact BMDI on Facebook at Black Male Development Initiative. Acupuncture Chinese New Year The Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine will celebrate Chinese New Year with an open house Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Learn about Chinese medicine with demonstrations, including acupuncture, tui na, cupping, auricular therapy and qigong. Tour the college and acupuncture clinic, listen to music and meet faculty, students and alumni. For more information, call 352-371-2833 or visit 1000 NE 16th Ave., Building F. affected by social injustice in Medellin, Colombia. To learn more about the trips or to apply, visit www.boundforpeace2013.weebly.com. Contact service.trip.info@ gmail.com with questions. New study abroad program in Istanbul Experience Istanbul, an ancient and modern city on two continents, with UF Turkish faculty. The Center for European Studies has a summer study abroad program to this fascinating and cosmopolitan city in Turkey. People dont need to speak Turkish to enroll in the program. Apply now. Contact Emrah Sahin at emrahsahin@ufl.edu for details, or go to www.ces.ufl.edu. Champions for Change Awards Nominations for the 2013 Champions for Change Awards are now open and will close March 1. A combination of the Office of Sustainabilitys Sustainable Solutions Awards and the Healthy Gators Awards, Champions for Change recognizes faculty, staff and students within the UF community who have made significant achievements in the areas of sustainability and health. The awards seek to highlight such achievements in hopes of inspiring others to join the movement of creating a healthier and more sustainable community. Please consider nominating someone to be recognized for their efforts. Self-nominations are also accepted. A full list of nomination categories and the nomination form is available at www.sustainable.ufl. edu/awards. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@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 formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Hackathon There will be a 24-hour Hackathon at noon Saturday at Gainesville Hackerspace downtown. The purpose of the event is to put a new interface atop the site www.txttag.me and to create mobile apps for it. Programmers and graphic designers are invited. There will be three $500 cash prizes for the winning individuals or teams for creating an iOS, Android or Web interface for TXT TAG. All of the information and the sign-up sheet is available at www.txttag.me/ hackathon. Phi Kappa Tau presents Safe Sets for the Kids On Saturday, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity will be putting on its third annual philanthropy Safe Sets for the Kids, a volleyball tournament benefitting SeriousFun Childrens Network. SeriousFun is an organization with summer camps around the world that give terminally ill children a chance to enjoy their summer. The event will take place at the Florida Gym beginning at noon Saturday. Teams will consist of members of the Panhellenic Council who will compete in a single elimination volleyball tour nament. On Wednesday, Bella Donnas Italian Eatery on University Avenue, will be donating 10 percent of all proceeds to the philanthropy if customers mention Phi Kappa Tau when ordering. For information, email vicepresident@ufphitau.com. Gainesville Roller Rebels present the Ol Barn Dance Dust off the cowgirl boots, put on a Stetson and join the Gainesville Roller Rebels Feb. 16 at Mars Pub for The Ol Barn Dance. The event will benefit the Gainesville Roller Rebels and feature themed contests, a dance party with beats by DJ Ito and live music from The Ones to Blame, Nook & Cranny and Crunky Tonk Nonstars. Doors open at 10 p.m., and theres a $5 cover charge. Visit www.bit.ly/ grrbarndance for more information. Spring Break and summer service trips Bound for Peace 2013 is an international service trip during which volunteers bring hope and empowerment to children

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 ABOUT 50 PEOPLE ATTENDED. BILLY KENNEDYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus hosted the second candidate forum of the 2013 Gainesville mayoral and District 4 City Commission campaigns Tuesday night at the Alachua County Administration Building. The debate began just after 6 p.m. with about 50 people in attendance. Former Commissioner W.E. Mac McEachern was the only participant in the District 4 debate with Alfredo Espinosa, a 20-year-old UF building construction junior, and incumbent Randy Wells was absent. A volunteer from Wells campaign said Wells couldnt be at the debate because of a community development committee meeting the District 4 race. McEachern said he would work to attract employers to Gainesville and protect neighborhoods from business encroachment. He also mentioned his goal of closing the gap between local government and city residents. Commissioners are employees of the citizens, he said. Mark Venzke, former Gainesville-Alachua County Regional Airport Authority board member Peter Johnson, Donald Shepherd Sr. and former city commissioners Scherwin L. Henry and Ed Braddy participated in the mayoral debate. Mayor Craig Lowe was not in attendance due to a family emergency. Among the issues discussed during the debate were the citys biomass facility contract and the Bus Rapid Transit system. All the mayoral candidates said they would support pulling the city out of the current biomass contract. The facility is set to become operational later this year. In regards to the proposed Bus Rapid Transit system, Braddy said its too expensive, adding that city funds should be used to reduce bus wait times in east Gainesville. BRT features longer, higher-capacity buses ger distances between stops than traditional as curbs, and covered bus stations. (BRT) would be just taking a big pile of money and throwing it in a hole for us to do that, Braddy said. Venzke proposed implementing it on a trial basis to determine if the system were to work. Henry said BRT is a good concept, but the city should focus on improving the current Johnson said for something like BRT or improved RTS service to work, it must be a viable option for Gainesville residents.Kristi Camara / Alligator Candidates debated issues at the Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus forum Monday night at the County Administration Building. City Commission, mayoral candidates debate during forum

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KATIE BURNSAlligator Contributing WriterWomen veiled and unveiled Monday. Islam on Campus invited all women to experience a day wear ing a hijab, a veil that covers the head. Participants of Hijab for a Day put on the headscarf in the morning then proceeded with their daily routine. Sumrah Iqbal, a 20-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior, coordinated the event, which is part of UFs Islam Awareness Month. nization has done this, and Iqbal said she was happy with the support the event received. The organization hosted a discussion Monday evening with ed upon their experiences wear ing the hijabs with women who wear the headscarf daily. Students were surprised by the reactions they received. It was an amazing experience to be able to understand so much about a culture in just one day, Jessica Thompson, a 21-year-old UF sociology junior, said. I felt a responsibility to uphold the culture and be sure I was seen respectfully. Shirley Roseman said she felt empowered by wearing the hijab. I realized how much of my personality and how much I focus on my hair as my identity. I was afraid that I would feel sighijab] on, the 23-year-old UF sociology and psychology junior said. But as soon as I put it on, I felt a lot freer because I didnt have my hair guarding me. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Sarah Fickett / AlligatorHeiba Belal, 21, left, a UF microbiology senior, helps Lisdelys Gar cia, 19, a UF biomedical engineering freshman, put on her hijab, a veil that covers the head, on Turlington Plaza on Monday for Islam on Campus Hijab for a Day. KAITLYN PEARSONAlligator Contributing WriterThe National Science Foundation selected a UF engineering professor to serve as assistant director for the Directorate of Engineering, known as the ENG. UF professor Pramod P. Khargonekar will retain his position at the university while leading the ENG directorate with an annual budget of more than $800 million. He said he is most excited about the opportunity to provide leadership in engineer ing research and education. ENG invests in frontier engineering research and education, cultivates an innovation ecosystem and develops the next-generation engineer, according to a press release. Khargonekar served as the dean of the College of Engineering from 2001 to 2009. Most recently, he has been a member of NSFs Engineering Advisory Committee, where he provided guidance to ENG on strategic directions, according to the release. Kyle Collins, a 22-year-old UF electrical computer engineering senior, said he was excited to see a professor who teaches in his major receive this recognition. Ive always known that our program is extremely, extremely good, and this just kind Khargonekars engineering research encompasses smart grid and renewable energy, semiconductor manufacturing, and modeling and control of neural systems. Khargonekar said he believes his appointment will enhance visibility and recognition for both the College of Engineering and UF. He will begin his NSF appointment in March. When someone gets recognized this highly for what he does, it certainly looks good on the university, Collins said. NSF Director Subra Suresh said in the release that Khargoneker brings leadership and creativity in engineering research. He has helped pioneer interdisciplinary efforts between the biological and engineer ing research communities and demonstrated a deep appreciation for developing the STEM workforce, which is an NSF priority, Suresh said.National Science Foundation chooses professor to lead directorateHe will begin the NSF appointment in MarchCAMPUSUF women wear hijabs for awareness CONDOMS ARE AMONG THE GIVEAWAYS. WHITNEY CONGRESSAlligator Contributing WriterWith security concerns at the forefront of students thoughts on traveling to Israel, Joshua Kahn found a way to spark conversation about Birthright. Birthright is a free 10-day trip to Israel for Jewish young adults ages 18 to 26. The 28-year-old Jewish agency Israel fellow at UFs Hillel ordered 500 condoms adorned with the phrase Israel: its safe to come and 300 Ping-Pong balls with the saying Israel: lets bounce, in hopes of raising registration numbers. UF anthropology sophomore Gavin Casper, 19, noticed the promotional items Kahn was handing out. I just think its really funly spreads the word, but Im surprised that theyre doing something so out there. Thats what Kahn was hoping for. When people see us they say, Wait, you guys are giving out condoms? At the bare minimum, it gets people to talk about Israel and gets some people on the website, Kahn said. Today and Wednesday, UF Hillel staff members will continue handing out items on Turlington Plaza and Plaza of the Americas. Kahn has already noticed an increase in hits and preregistration numbers at www. UFIsrael.org. Anything thats a little some people a little uncomfortable, he said. I think that its great because it pushes people outside their comfort zone and gives them the ability to look at Israel in a different light.Promo items attract Birthright sign-ups Ive always known that our program is extremely, extremely that even more.Kyle CollinsUF electrical computer engineering senior

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 LOCAL KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterA formerly vacant downtown warehouse has become the new launchpad for a Gainesville robotics manufactur ing company to take off. Prioria Robotics Inc. moved into a previously Gainesville Regional Utilities-owned 20,000-square-foot warehouse Thursday after the city funded a $2.25 million, 14-month renovation project for the building. Prioria manufactures small, unmanned aerial vehicles primarily for the U.S. military, said Bryan da Fronta, Prioria CEO and a UF alumnus. The company produces airplanes drones that could take off and land. Da Fronta said he chose to move his company, which has been operating in Gainesville for almost 10 years, from a Wells Fargo building located at 104 N. Main St., because he needed more space for production but wanted to stay connected to downtown. We didnt want to be out in the middle of nowhere, he said. Lynn Janoski, Community Redevelthe city purchased the warehouse from GRU for redevelopment and is renting the space to Prioria. The long-term lease, which began Thursday, will last for seven years, she said. Since July, Janoski said, the warehouse has gone through a transformation from industrial storeroom to a The building had almost no windows, she said. It was pretty much an open space with plywood walls before. Just a shell very basic. Janoski said the city will recoup the millions it pitched into the renovation through the lease. Over time, the rental revenues will pay back the investments, she said. Robotics company finds new home in GRU warehouse IT USES FACEBOOK. ALYSSA NIEVESAlligator Contributing WriterLooking for a quick romantic rendezvous? Well, theres an app for that. Bang With Friends, a Facebook application launched last month, assists the hooking up process and extinguishes the sting of rejection. The company website uses a condom application visual aid to explain how the app works. Users can choose their Facebook friends who use the app who they wish to bang. Both parties receive a notimutual. Alan Medrano, a 22-year-old UF musical theatre senior, said he is not surprised the app exists. He said he sees it as a tool people can use. I prefer building a relationship and talking, so something like that wouldnt work for me, Medrano said. But there are some people who are looking for a one-time thing. Or maybe theyre shy, and this is the way to get them in the door. The app had about 20,000 registered users four days after it launched, according to an article by www.TheDailyBeast.com. Medrano said he believes men will make up the primary user demographic and women would be much less interested in the app. UF psychology professor Laurie Mintz said research indicates male pleasure is prioritized in hookups involving sex. less likely to have orgasms and rethan are men, Mintz said. Mintz discussed hookup sex with her human sexuality class and said some student comments pertained to women feeling pressured to engage in hookup sex. Kristen Croft, an 18-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering freshman, said she does not foresee a lot of women using the app, including herself. I honestly think thats kind of grimy in general, she said. I would like to think no one would put themselves out there like that. Its very controversial. Although Croft said social media has aided communication between partners overall, she thinks apps like Bang With Friends discourage between men and women simply to, Hey, lets get it on. Medrano agrees. He said the app takes away from the excitement of personal interaction. Id say communication has changed compared to how previous generations expect communication to be, he said. A couple years ago, I would have been surprised to hear about the app, but with all the differ ent social networking sites and ways to meet people, it just seems like the next step.Banging With Friends mobile app assists in hookup processLauren Troncoso / AlligatorProgram managers Patrick Seidel, 53, left, and John Morgan, 32, discuss plans about aircraft Four Delta on Saturday at the Power District Catalyst Building east of Kelly Power Plant. Laurie Mintz

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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 EditorialTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 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.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Do you feel overly stressed? 122 TOTAL VOTES88% YES 12% NOMondays question: Do you remember the day you were accepted into UF? Mondays are for quitting: The pope is just like usThe pope has just broken a taboo by breaking with several centuries of practice, Cardinal Andr Vingt-Trois, archbishop of Paris, told The Guardian, praising the move as a liberating act for the future. Thats right, folks. The pope broke up with God. In a move that hasnt happened in about 600 years, Pope Norbert Denef, from north Germany, who was abused as a boy by his local priest for six years and was later offered 25,000 (then ,000) by his diocesan bishop to keep quiet, said: We wont miss this pope, according to The Guardian. It was not a fun papacy, but really, when has there ever been a fun papacy? Plenty of sexual abuse scandals and Nazi jokes galore, and here we are eight years later. Its like the pope is graduating along with the current senior graduating class of UF. Our time here on campus actually sounds a lot like Benedicts time in the Vatican. His 89-year-old brother, Georg Ratzinger, according to The Guardian article, said, Age is weighing on him. My brother would like more rest at this age. We feel ya. Weve been at this school for four years, and enough is enough. Wed also like to resign, but we dont have that kind of freedom. What do you think the pope will do now that hes a single man out on the town? Breaking up with God is probably a pretty liberating experience. Will he take a year off and study abroad? Will he go on as many dates as The Bachelor? Will he go to grad school, like some of us might? Maybe hell try to make it in the Big Apple or the City of Angels over on the West Coast. Hes got some options. So do we. dra Mussolini, a parliamentarian who is granddaughter of Italys wartime dictator, according to a Reuters article. The pope is not any man. He is the vicar of Christ. He should stay on to the end, go ahead and bear his cross to the end. This is a huge sign of world destabilization that will weaken the Church. has to learn to love himself before he can love others. In his announcement, the pope told the cardinals that in order to govern ... both strength of mind and body are necessary, strength which in the last few months, has deteriorated in me to the extent that I have had to recognize my incapacity to adsaid. Sometimes we need to take mental health breaks while studying, so it doesnt get too intense or stressful. We dont blame the pope for stepping down at all. We get it. Its time to move on to bigger and better things. Most world leaders seem to accept his decision with heavy hearts and understanding. By Easter, a new pope will be selected, just like the next class of Gators. Are you ready for change? Because if the pope knows when to step down and make hard life decisions, we should, too.Having ridiculously good-looking, teenage heartthrobs in pop music is not a new concept. It didnt start with One Direction, it didnt start with *NSYNC and it didnt even start with The Beatles, but I will venture to say it has been perfected by Japan. Japan has put such a formulated expertise on its pop music that its created a new name for a genre casually referred to as J-pop. Full of beautiful girls-next-door and handsome, sensitive men who can all sing and dance, J-pop is nothing short of a pop culture cash cow. It makes sense, in a way, that bands management teams would have a pretty big say in the goings-on. But being contractually obligated to not date anyone seems like a new one to me. Minami Minegishi is a member of the J-pop group AKB48 and is now in serious hot water because gasp she was seen coming out of a boys apartment after they had spent the night together. This sounds like any day of the week for American celebrity news, but for Minegishi, this was scandalous because AKB48 has a strict no dating rule for the bands about 90 members. Why would a groups management team forbid 90 girls in their mid-teens and early 20s to date? Simple. They dont want to shatter the illusion that the male fans of AKB48 still stand a chance with the members. Its a concept that is alive and well in any other girl or boy band the beautiful people you see on the screen are untouchable, but in some way, only yours. AKB48s management just did the logical, but ethically questionable, act of locking in that fantasy by having the girls sign on the dotted line. When found out by paparazzi, Minegishi shaved all of her hair off in repentance and took to YouTube in a tearful apology, where she called her actions thoughtless and immature and begged the band to let her stay on as a member. I dont think too many people will fault you for that one, dear. Although your management team is trying its best to market its chaste army, you will still be living every day with teenage girls that, shockingly, like teenage guys. Youve pitted your biology against your income, and in every single way, its a volatile combination. Looking at the news articles, it struck me how much of a cultural divide there was here. I dont think any U.S. celebrity would ever agree to such a rule much less tearfully apologize when theyve inevitably broken it. It took Britney Spears how many failed marriages, drug rehabilitations and psychotic breakdowns to shave her head, and this girl does it after one little sleepover. And do you know how many times Britney Spears has apologized for her constant train wreck of decision making? Never. In that way, I am strangely proud to call myself American. Is AKB48s management a bit screwy for mandating such a rule? Some would say they are just giving audiences what they want. If there are girls who know about the rule and are still willing to sign on to get pop star glory, then by all means, let them. On the other hand, some could say, who is anyone to dictate this very personal part of anothers life? Who the heck does some music producer think he is to outlaw the normal Honestly, I am just glad we wouldnt have a debate like this stateside. Now, whenever I go to the checkout line at Publix and see the tabloid headlines of beautiful people making terrible decisions, I will take solace in the fact that our celebrities live their lives regardless of their public images, for better or worse. Lauren Flannery is a business administration sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays. Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Peace Corps announcement this week that UF leads the nation in alumni recruits is a testament to UFs longstanding connection with one of Americas most respected volunteer service organizations. UF recruited 107 undergraduate and 26 graduate alumni volunteers in 2012 and tied with the University of Washington for the No.1 spot. UFs future connection to the Peace Corps remains uncertain, however, and for once, it isnt UFs fault. Peace Corps is dedicated to placing volunteers in jobs abroad to live in foreign nations as trained workers and goodwill ambassadors. From its founding in 1961, Peace Corps has had a history of success, and UF grads consistently show themselves to be enthusiastic to make the goals of service a reality year after year. without a recruiter to turn to. This is in stark contrast to years past, when students turned to Amy Panikowski, who worked on campus for seven years as Peace Corps recruiter and sent hundreds of UF alumni abroad. Peace Corps volunteers sign two years of their lives away to a cause they believe is bigger than themselves, and Panikowski consistently brought that to fruition with her support. You couldnt showed in everything she did. She visited classrooms, hosted Globe Talk presentations, organized a dedicated group of interns, always kept an upbeat attitude and was constantly available by To see both Panikowski and her beloved UF community treated like this by an organization whose popularity and staying power is based on the willing enthusiasm of its volunteers is confounding. Rarely would a program ranked so high see its recruiting staff cut without any plans for growth or replacement. and Peace Corps never accepted a replacement, meaning they also lost their most valuable link to UF. Leaving UF in the dark this year is a glaring error by Peace quarters, but it will have a very clear impact with supporters in Gainesville. UF has always been proud of its alumni serving abroad, and Gainesville is continually enriched by the presence of its returned Peace Corps volunteers. But the lack of direct access on campus will inevitably mean a shrinking presence of the Gator Nation in Peace Corps. There is no way a recruiter available mostly by phone and email, with several scheduled visits a semester, can accomplish what Amy Panikowski did as a campus recruiter every day she came to work. UF has ranked in the upper tiers of Peace Corps top-recruiting schools for years. As a land-grant, sea-grant and space-grant university with more than 100 undergraduate majors in 16 colleges, supported by about 200 research, service and education centers, it is no surprise why. Last year, even Peace Corps Director Aaron Williams visited UFs campus to announce the beginning of a Masters International program here and congratulate the Gainesville community on its impressive service record. The character of UF and our alums will remain the same. Gators are well educated, altruistic and ready to serve, but it is up to Peace Corps to make the connection between a potentially fantastic volunteer and the opportunity for them to do good work. That comes from a recruiter with a friendly smile, an open door and facts in her hand. Our university deserves that kind of concrete support, rather than a glancing recognition, from the organization our alumni continue to serve with such distinction. semester Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at the International Center in the Hub. Diana Dombrowski is a research staff member in the UF history department.Peace Corps celebrates UFs grads, but current students are left in the darkGuest columnDiana DombrowskiSpeaking Out During the 2012 election, many voters were forced to wait in line for hours to cast a ballot or had to cast a provisional ballot. If youre a college student and this happened to you, you can thank Rep. Dennis Baxley and Alachua County GOP Chair Stafford Jones. Three years ago, when Gainesville Mayor Craig Lowe won his election by 42 votes, Jones and his friends in the Republican Party claimed college students were part of an elaborate conspiracy to get voters to change their residency for one day in order to vote. The Alachua County absolutely no evidence of any sort of conspiracy. Later, even Jones admitted he had no proof to his claim. However, a lack of facts hasnt stopped the GOP before. Despite any evidence of a real problem, Jones worked with Republican Rep. Baxley to make it harder for college students to vote. The law Baxley sponsored prevented students from voting if they did not change their residency to Alachua County at least a month before the election. Before the law, a student from another county could still vote in Gainesville on the day of the election, as long as not voted in any other county. Students who did not change their residence by October were forced to cast provisional ballots, which are notorious for never being counted due to the strain it puts on Baxleys law worked: Provisional ballots increased by an average of 25 percent in each county. Early voting hours were also restricted, and students were among the many Democratic-leaning groups that were forced to wait in longer lines to vote, in some cases for more than an hour. representatives, namely Rep. Baxley and his Republican allies in Tallahassee, think its OK to restrict our voting rights. Voting in a city where most of us live 10 months out of the year is not stealing an election it is participating in our right to democracy. If you were one of the those students who had to cast a provisional ballot or are as equally offended by Baxley and Jones attempts to limit our voting rights as I am, I encour age you to come out and vote in the mayors race on March 19. We have a stake in this election, and we deserve to have our voice heard and our votes counted. Christina Ford is the director of youth outreach for the Craig Lowe reelection campaign.Voter suppression really needs to stopGuest columnChristina FordSpeaking Out In the midst of all the anti-gun rhetoric being spewed from Capitol Hill, it is surprising to me that the per son leading the anti-gun charge is a woman. Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), as many of you know, has been vehemently pushing for a resurrection of the 1994 Federal Assault Weapons Ban in yet another governmental attempt to lobotomize personal behavior, destroy property rights, disarm our citizenry and broaden gun control. Usually, the pro-gun, anti-government, Tea Partyesque arguments are aligned with the far right, libertarians or market anarchists who are pigeonholed I think its time that women, especially women who identify themselves as feminists, jump on the pro-gun bandwagon. According to the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network, one out of every six American women has been the victim of an attempted or completed rape in her lifetime. Compare those numbers to the 3 percent of men who fall victim to sexual assault, and it becomes apparent who is committing sexual violence and who the victims are. Now, the reason why being anti-gun is equivalent to being anti-women is that disarming society, or even suggesting an (waiting periods, increased background checks) is that, at worst, these measures disarm women and, at best, make it harder for women to arm themselves. Because women fall prey to sexual violence much more often than men, it can be argued that women, more than any other demographic, need access to the use of lethal force and self-defense. Although hypothetical and hopefully only momentarily hypothetical at that imagine how disincentivizing rape and sexual assault would be if more women had access to and were encouraged to carry or at least own If feminists, and women in general, are serious about the rape epidemic, anti-woman politicians, such as Feinstein, should be abandoned by said constituencies. Thomas Ryan is a political science major at Sante Fe College.Anti-gun is the same as anti-womanGuest columnThomas RyanSpeaking Out

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university plans to match the $15 million. UF Student Body President Tj Villamil said the majority of the money will be spent on hir ing more faculty members. We will reduce the faculty-to-student ratio because that is one of the only metrics that we are not with our peers on, he said. That is the one thing we are lacking in. Villamil, 23, said he believes the bonus will help make UF a top 10 school. I think we already are on the caliber of the sources to really push us over the edge. Machen said UF will have to meet requirenual bonus. The governor has made it very clear that performance counts, and we like to play in a ballgame where performance really does matter, he said. Machen added the governors interest in making UF a top 10 school was the reason he stayed president. It was an unbelievable moment, he said. I could not pass it up. Among other budget plans, Scott said he wants to disperse $3.8 billion for public universities and $1.1 billion for state colleges. Although Scott selected UF for the $15 million bonus, he said he would work with any state university that wanted to be in the top 10 nationally. Scott said he made tough budgeting choices during the past two years, and now, he added, was time to make smart choices. This is just the beginning, he said. Stowers, a 19-year-old UF English and political science sophomore, has been in Catholic conversion classes since December. She said she was surprised about Pope Benedicts resignation. Im a new Catholic, and I didnt know that the pope could resign, she said. for the conclave and voting process have not been announced. Ruchinski said he, along with almost a billion other Catholics around the world, will have to wait for the election of the new pope. Well pray for the current pope, for his health and the ease of transition and for peace of mind as he takes this step, he said. And then, for the guidance of the Holy Spirit, that those who gather for the conclave can choose wisely and choose well. KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterAn Arizona disc jockey left a fraternity party in an ambulance Saturday night after University Police reported he was too intoxiDavid Joseph Lopez Jr., 21, also known as Luminox, was taken to Shands at UF from a Sigma Alpha Epsilon party, according to a UPD police report. ing the party called dispatch to report there was a highly intoxicated person at the event, according to the report. house, SAE president Alexander Barrett led where they found Lopez talking to paramedics. Police reported that Lopez was confused and disoriented during his conversation Lopezs manager, Miguel Alfonso Granado, 22, told UPD Lopez was too intoxicated report. An ambulance later took Lopez to the hospital for treatment. The next day, Lopez tweeted that a girl had stuck a lollipop laced with drugs into his mouth before the event. My apologies for anybody who came to see me last night in Gainesville at the SAE In an interview Monday night, Granado said doctors believed Lopez had been drugged, citing that his blood alcohol content was 0.05 percent. However, Granado said doctors believe Lopez was drugged off-campus before heading to the SAE party. Shands at UF personnel couldnt be Granados claims. In an email, Barrett said he did speak to Granado about Lopez and the incident. All necessary steps were taken to ensure [Lopezs] health and safety, he wrote. The event was registered with the university, per university guidelines and no other incidents took place. Lopez could not be reached for comment. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator. org.Kristi Camara / AlligatorDavid Joseph Lopez Jr., 21, known as Luminox, performs at Sigma Alpha Epsilon on Satur 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013DJ removed from fraternity party for intoxication, claims druggedCAMPUS POPE, from page 1 ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing WriterTo show how important Gator families are to the UF community, the Division of Student Affairs is Weekend Feb. 22 through Feb. 24. Family Weekend is a tradition year students. dents are able to participate during Dean and Director of New Student and Family Programs Jaime Gresley said Spring would be a great time to open up the campus. We really value all our family members and want to make sure they have a chance to come back and have a designated weekend full of activities so that they can reconnect [with their kids], regarddent or not, Gresley said. Family Weekend registration ends Feb. 18, and everyone who comes will receive a free Family Weekend beanie. About 400 student have already registered, and Gresley expects about 1,000 students in total. Family Fest, the signature event, will be held Feb. 23 on the UVS Field and will include a large carnival with a 160-ft. zip line. The Campus Diplomats will be facilitating many of the events and booths, said Campus Diplomat Executive Director Deanna Thornton, 21. [Spring Family Weekend] will be a lot larger [than the one in Fall], the management junior said. Come with an attitude to experience a lot of different things. There are really cool events, like the zip line, that you never get to do. This is also a weekend full of sports, something families dont get to experience in the Fall. Families can see mens basketball, womens tennis, lacrosse, gymnastics and baseball games. Under the theme Always Or ange, Forever Blue, Gresley said the Division of Student Affairs is trying to get the message across that UF students are Gators true and true. In doing so, the event is also opened to graduate students. Being a Gator is a special experience, and theres a lot of pride that typically goes along with that, Gresley said. We want to give them the chance to share that with their family members who play a big supporting role. SCOTT, from page 1Benedict People were surprisedTj Villamil said most of the money will go to hiring facultyGators often report academic stressors like workload, time managementties and the economy were also frequently named sources. GatorWell Health Promotion Services specialist Sara Martin said although many of the major stress factors in the survey are similar to what she hears from students, it did not mention one major factor. The biggest stressors I hear from students are academic, she said. Sometimes its about the workload and learning how to manage time, while sometimes it relates more to internal and external pressures students feel to be successful. Martin, who is also a wellness coach, said not all stress is bad, and sometimes it keeps people motivated. But its important to manage stress levels so they dont affect daily life, she said. Robinson said when he does feel stressed, its usually because of work, classes and other commitments competing for his time. When that happens, I try to take a step back and put things in order of importance, he said. Martin suggested stressed out students take advantage of GatorWell and other on-campus services. There are so many good, free resources at UF, Martin said. Its important that students reach out. S TRESS, from page 1Martin I think we already are on the caliber of the top 10. Tj VillamilUF Student Body PresidentRegistration is still open

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HANNA MARCUSAlligator contributing writerIn a college town like Gainesville, theres a bar on every corner. But Allen Hessell is convinced he can bring something new to the table. Hessell is the owner and operator of The Brass Tap and is planning to open his new bar, located at 3833 SW Archer Road, Building B, Monday. The Brass Tap, a craft-beer franchise that recently merged with Beef O Bradys, has three other locations in Florida. Hessell said he wanted to be a part of the chain after he went to a franchise exposition. The craft beer business is exploding right now, he said. I wanted to get in from the beginning because its so exciting. With about 250 bottles of beer and about 60 different types of draft beer from all over the world in stock, Hessell said his bar will offer the most diverse beer drinking experience in the city. Matt Martin, bartender and shift manager at the Brass Tap, said the bars menu will feature as well as wine, cider and cigars. Martin and Hessell said they both hope their diverse beer will attract customers with a range of beer tastes. Its a place for craft beer drinkers to gather and convene, Martin said. Theres a lot to out about it. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 New bar, craft beer franchise to open tap on Archer RoadIt will sell about 60 beers on draftRosen Lauren Troncoso / AlligatorThe Brass Tap, a craft-beer franchise, will be opening a location in Gainesville at 3833 SW Archer Road, Building B, on Monday.C AMPUS DANIELLA DE LA CAMPAAlligator Contributing WriterHolocaust scholar Alan Rosen will be speaking at 7 p.m. Tuesday in Pugh Hall on UFs campus. The event, part of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, will stress the importance of the experiences Holocaust survivors faced in concentration camps, said Paul Ortiz, associate professor in history and director of the history program. This event will ask us to think about the larger impact the Holocaust will continue to have today, Ortiz said. Rosen has researched some of the earliest historical interviews conducted with Holocaust survivors. These interviews, conducted by David Boder following World War II, are detailed in Rosens book The Wonder of Their Voices: The 1946 Holocaust Inter views of David Boder. Rosen has a doctorate in literature and religion from Boston University, where he studied under renowned Holocaust survivor and author Elie Wiesel, according to a press release. Scott Kraff, a 22-year-old UF history and political science senior, has been involved with the history program research staff for a year. Kraff works with the technical crew and helps with the setup of the programs provided by the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program. I think its a unique experience to go to, Kraff said. As a student of the Holocaust, it doesnt get much better than this. The event will have free parking, and there will also be a reception and book signing after Rosen speaks.Holocaust scholar will visit campus, speak of research Its a place for craft beer drinkers to gather and convene. Theres a lot to craft-beer drinking, and this is the Matt Martinbartender and shift manager

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 4-24-72-1 PLAY THERE...LIVE HERETHE POLOSNOW offering ROOMMATE MATCHING on 3/3s$464/personCall Today! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-1 $450/mo incl utils, WiFi, furnished master suite in home near UF/Mid-Downtwn w/ 3 other quiet adults, 2 cats (dog OK). Free parking, easy bike/bus. No couples. E: ROOM@COX.NET or Ph.352-338-1113. 2-15-13-7-1 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 4-24-13-72-2 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 4-2413-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-11-13-167-2 Double your pleasure in our spacious 2 bedroom 2 bath apartments. Individual leasing available! Mention this ad for $0 move in fees!! Call for Details! 352-335-7656 4-24-72-2 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. 4-2413-72-2 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 4-24-13-72-2 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 4-24-13-72-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665. Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-3 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-24-13-72-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-28-13-38-2 2BR/1BA, Cent A/C, mobile home on shady lot on busline. Laundry room. No pets. From $355-$420/mo. Incl water. 1st 1/2 month free rent. Vacant lots also available 4546 NW 13th St. 376-5887 4-24-83-2 $500 Walk 1 block to Shands, vet sch, campus. $50 of utils paid, 1 BR apt. Carpeted, tiled, spotless, pool, parking, quiet, prefer mature quiet tenants, cats allowed, 352 284 3873 or postj@bellsouth.net. Available. 2-22-13-35-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-28-13-30-2 QUIET AFFORDABLE LIVING Immediate 1/1, 2/1s Call for Newly Reduced Rates! 1/2 mi to UF, 3 bus routes Midtown parking, bike trail to UF www.FrederickGardens.com 4-24-13-61-2 One Bedrooms from $350, Two bedrooms from $450, close Sante Fe, I75, Oaks Mall, RTS 75 Call Today 352-332-5070 3-11-13-30-2 2,3,4 & 5BR HOUSES, BLOCKS TO UF. Rent directly from owner, no intermediary. Pets OK, dalyproperties.com or 352359-3341/359-5584 2-28-11-27-2 UPPER WESTSIDESpacious 1 & 2 bdrm luxury apts. Walking distance to UF & stadium. Now leasing for fall 2013. Free Hi-Speed internet. Parking avail. 328 NW 14th Street 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-24-13-55-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $399. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-24-13-55-2 $450 clean, quiet, spacious 1 br apt w/private patio, green space, trees, busline or bike to campus or downtown. No noise, see to appreciate.Available. Cats allowed. 1825 NW 10th St. 352 284 3873 2-22-13-21-2 HOUSE FOR RENT 3242 NW 11th St. 2BR/1BA, W/D, Large separate garage & fenced backyard. Avail April 1st. $775/ mo, $975 sec dep. Pets ok (w/ add'l fee). Call 352-371-3473. please leave message. 2-22-13-20-2 One block to UF! 2bed/2.5 bath townhouse. Washer/Dryer/DW/woodfloors, large kitchen, guaranteed parking included. Call Todd at 352-514-4915 www.forrentgainesville.com 3-12-13-20-2 House First Month Rent Free! Beautiful, newly renovated, 3BR/2BA, big rooms, 1.5 blocks from UF's Norman Hall, sublease for Fall 2013/Spring 2014, $620 per bedroom (941)685-0336 2-12-13-5-2 LARGE 2BR/2BA HOUSEw/ WD hook-up. Close to UF. 1103 NW 4th St. $775/mo + $300 sec. Pets ok. Call 352332-8481 or 352-359-1644 3-12-13-20-2 1/1's w/ ROOM TO BREATH. Clean & quiet near UF. Centrally located. Call 352372-5400 for more into. 2/1 BIG FRONT YARD. $40 moves you in. Available now. Call 352-275-4889 3-1313-20-2 3BR/3BA newer house with Garage, fenced yard. Close to UF/Shands, shopping, bus route. Open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, W/D, lawn maintenace, pest control, quiet neighborhood. Avail April, $1575/month. Contact 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com 2-28-13-15-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. 1 bedroom available in a furnished 3/3 at Cottage Grove $615/month. Pet friendly, nice roommates, wifi, washer & dryer, big closet. email devinufl@gmail.com. 2-12-13-5-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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. Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $359/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 2-28-13-43-4 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 4-24-72-5 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. 4-24-13-72-6 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. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online:

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ALLIGATOR BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 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. 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 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 4-24-72-6 **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. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. 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 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguid ed romance, will elevate author Hysteria Molt to the ranks of Keats, Hemingway, and Poe. They will not appreciate the company. Available via Amazon.com. 2-22-13-10-10 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. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 376-6275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-24-13-72-11 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 4-24-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 New 2009 UM 250 motorcycle, never ridden or filled. 80 mpg. Hurry only 2 left. $2999. 2006 Vulcan vn750. Only 12,218 miles. $3999. Call Steve 352-328-7236 or David 352-414-6337 2-22-13-10-11 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 4-24-72-12 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. We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 4-24-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! VEHICLES $1000 & UP!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 94 Ford Ex;lorer $1000 94 Mazda Protege $1500 96 Cadillac Deville $1500 98 Cadillac Catera $1999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95Honda Civic $3999 96 Honda Accord $3999 00 Hyundai Elantra $4999 95 Lexus GS300 $4999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 03 Chevy Impala $5999 99 Honda Accord $4999 04 Saturn Ion $6999 02 Buick Lesabre $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! WILL FINANCE ANYONE!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Corolla $6999 06 Mits Galant $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $8999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Volvo S40 $8999 04 Ford F150 $8999 03 Nissan Frontier $9999 06 Chevy Silverado $9999 352-375-9090 4-24-54-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-12 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 $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-24-72-13 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 depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 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 2-28-13-72-13 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-13 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.

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12, ALLIGATOR BOOKKEEPER FULL TIME POSITIONThe Independent Florida Alligator is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to training students in their majors and provid ing UF and the Gainesville community with an unbiased, informative newspaper. We are currently looking for a detailed, organized and motivated person as a Fulltime Bookkeeper. Associates degree in a business/accounting related field required. Experience preferred. Must be experienced with QB or another accounting software program. Microsoft Office is necessary. Duties include: A/R; A/P; entering / recording deposits; ordering / maintaining supplies for all depts.; updating / creating reports in Excel; some use of Access database; interviewing, hiring and training students as clerks; collections; processing credit applications; answering phones; paper accuracy; customer service; other assignments as necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, excellent working environment, and health/dental insurance is available. Must work within and meet daily deadlines. Modest salary, no weekends, day shift. With resume, send cover letter which must include salary history and requirements to be considered. Send to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box #14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to: tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls please. EOE BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-24-13-72-14 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 4-24-1372-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG QuotableTheyre shooting them, whether you guard them or not. If theyre going, you tap em on the butt and say, Next game. John Calipari, Kentucky coach on Floridas three-point shootingLacrosse goalie earns awardGators goalkeeper Mikey Meagher was named the WomensLax.com Player of the Week after recording nine saves in UFs 5-3 win against UNC on Saturday.Freshman Kelsey Stewarts performance at the Kajikawa Classic earned her SEC Player of the Week honors. See story, page 15. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Since becoming Kentuckys coach in 2009, John Calipari has dominated Florida. Calipari owns a 7-1 record against Florida coach Billy Donovan. The Gators went 0-3 against the Wildcats last season as UK cruised to win a nation title. Thats really embarrassing to lose to a team three times in one year, junior point guard Scottie Wilbekin said. Its always going to be in the back of our minds but its a new year, and weve got things that were focused on this year. Thats to win [a Southeastern Conference] championship. In order to do that, weve got to beat them. When No. 7 Florida (19-3, 9-1 SEC) hosts No. 25 Kentucky (17-6, 8-2 SEC) at 7 p.m. in OConnell Center, the Gators will face a Wildcats squad with new faces. Seven members of Caliparis championship team bolted to the NBA or graduated. Their team is different from a year ago, Donovan said. Were not preparing for Anthony Davis or (Michael) KiddGilchrist or (Doron) Lamb or (Marquis) Teague. Were prepar ing for Nerlens Noel and (Kyle) Wiltjer and (Alex) Poythress, some very gifted, talented guys who have their own identity and play their own way. Kentucky began the season on a sour note, losing three of its the conference standings. Noel is the NCAAs leading shot-blocker with 4.5 per game. As an enforcer in the paint, the 6-foot-10 Noel averages a near double-double in points (10.6) and rebounds (9.6). The freshNational Player of the Year in 2012, but defends with similar intensity. I think he is just as good as Anthony Davis as a shot Alligator File Photo / David CarrUK coach John Calipari reacts to a call during Floridas 74-59 loss to Kentucky on March 4, 2012 in the OConnell Center. Calipari is 7-1 against the Gators since he began his tenure with the Wildcats in 2009. Florida hoping to halt recent skid against Kentucky PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Floridas coaching staff urged Christin Mercer to not become complacent following her best performance of the season against Alabama. Logging 23 minutes during UFs 87-54 victory on Feb. 3, the 6-foot 9-of-12 shooting and pulled down 11 rebounds. Both were career-high numbers. Mercer did not disappoint in her encore. In Floridas 65-57 victory against road against the Tigers since Feb. 29, 2004 Mercer scored 12 points and grabbed nine rebounds. More impor tantly, she helped provide a spark for of the game. You see a kid that is showing the potential that is there that we have all been harping on and really getting on her about the whole season, assistant coach David Lowery said. Just being able to be consistent, I think that has been the most important thing that Ive noticed from her.Freshman achieving consistency in frontcourt RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Writer Florida womens golf team are in second place after Round 1 of the Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge in Palos Verdes, Calif. no team has shot below par, with the lowest being UCLA, which leads after shootFlorida is currently tied for second with Duke at 6 over par (290). The Gators are looking to capture their fourth victory of the season and sixth consecutive individual title. UF is facing stiff competition in the Grumman Challenge against some of the best teams in the nation, according to the rankings from Golfweek.com. The challenge includes multiple teams in the top 10 such as No. 1 Washington, No. 3 USC, No. 4 Duke, and No. 7 Arizona. us and a good chance for us to see some of the west coast teams and play on their home turf, coach Emily Bastel said in a release. I think the win at the Florida Challenge got everyone excited to go tee it up again. UF hopes to continue its success after coming off of a win in the Florida Challenge. Mia Piccio, the No. 3 starter for the Grumman Challenge, is coming off an individual win at the Lady Bulldog Individual Championship. Isabelle Lendl, the only player besides Hedberg to start in all six tournaments this season, felt prepared for the course. I know were expecting fast greens, Lendl said. The greens are always fast. Theres usually some good rough there. The course is always in great shape; its very hilly so Ive been practicing a lot of high WOMENS GOLFSEE HOOPS, PAGE 14 SEE MERCER, PAGE 14 SEE WOMENS GOLF, PAGE 14 I think we have to have a level of intelligence, and I think driving in there and trying to shoot over top of [Noel] is probably not a wise choice. But I still think we are a team that needs to attack.Billy DonovanUF coach UF W omens Bask etball Hedberg

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blocker, Donovan said. I dont think there is any question about that. He has unbelievable length, has unbelievable timing. He can alter shots from a lot of different direcof intelligence, and I think driving in there and trying to ing arthroscopic surgery on his right knee. lem for guards Mike Rosario and Michael Frazier II if he Across the front line, theyve got a lot of different linein terms of our frontcourt. tend to take quick shots in the half court but thrive in transition after forcing turnovers. Most of UKs offense comes off ball screens and one-on-one penetration. Theyre a good driving team, senior guard Kenny ALLIGATOR Kristi Camara / AlligatorKenny Boynton (1) attempts a shot during Floridas 83-58 win against Mississippi State on Saturday. GYMNASTICS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Writer books. ing into this season. she has not stalled in her quest for a national championship. said. nothing on the table. left for Dickerson to take. tory. and on Friday, Dickerson became the best, Faehn said. I still get chills thinking about it the best [routine] Ive seen her do. Dickerson has increased inspiration this season. every time. breaking senior. I still, every day, sit back and shake my head, Faehn said. collegiate gymnastics.Ryan Jones / AlligatorChristin Mercer (25) drives the lane in UFs 87-54 win against Alabama on Feb. 3. shots to greens, bump and runs, undulating putts and chip shots from the rough all you can do is play your best golf. secutive in the spring. lenge. played sporadically this season and is continuing to slip after the unexpected results of some of their competition. 19 strokes behind Florida. WOMENS GOLF, from page 13Florida is 6 over par UFs big men face tall task in UK HOOPS, from page 13Mercer helping shift defenders away from George game. The improved play has given her a Having career highs and going back and having another high game and almost getting a double-double I missed it by Mercer said. Just going out there and playing like stretch and often appeared out of sync on Her nadir came against Ole Miss on to see a change in Mercer shortly after ing harder in practice to prepare for Alabama and inserted her into the starting beating Alabama. she also augments the play of senior Jencourt. Teams cant double up on me because Floridas coaching staff hopes it has found a go-to duo that can be counted on here and be effective and do some things, for Jennifer and make you a really, really I think she has really bought into that. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@ alligator.org. MERCER, from page 13Dickerson Thats what we need right now and is a big reason why, as of late, we are looking better and playing better. Teams cant double up on me because they have to worry about [Mercer]Jennifer GeorgeUF forward

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ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer When Kelsey Stewart arrived at Florida, she was the No. 2 softball recruit in the country. But when she stepped into the Friday afternoon, she was just anShe succeeded. Gator, Stewart hit .556 on 10 hits in 18 at-bats. Of those 10 hits, two were doubles, one was a triple And when the ball stayed in bases and scored 10 runs. The Southeastern Conference Stewart was one of six freshcontributors to No. 14 Floridas Classic. lowed Stewart in the order and bat. helped the Gators run-rule the Bluejays. that Kirsti Merritt showed in the Stewart and Merritt, but when she did connect with the ball, she fornia (2-2) with Florida down not relinquish. run. of her own, and the Gators went runs, 11 of their 18 extra-base hits and 18 of their 26 RBIs. tiveness at the plate was really ALLIGATOR, 15 Alligator File Photo / David CarrCoach Tim Walton signals to a base runner during Floridas 3-1 victory against Auburn on April 14, 2012 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Walton got key production from UFs freshmen at the Kajikawa Classic. SOFTBALLFreshmen key in Floridas undefeated start to season

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Josh: The Gators lost the vast majority of their power to graduation and the draft. They dont need to completely replace Mike Zunino, Preston Tucker and Nolan Fontana, but someone still has to step up and pick up some of the slack. That is why the most important player on the Florida baseball roster this season is sophomore catcher Taylor Gushue. The lineup wont be as power-reliant. Instead, UF will increase its focus on small ball. Still, the Gators will rely on Gushues raw power to give them some semblance of balance in a lineup that lacks home-run ability at several positions. Even though he hit just .206 as a freshman, Gushue showed his potential as a middle-of-the-order force in Adam: Every team needs an ace. Series are won on Friday nights. With the power players at the plate gone from a year ago, pitching becomes more important for Florida. Kevin OSullivan had a three-run home run in his back pocket when things went awry last season. Say hello to stolen bases and bunts this season for the Gators bats. Junior Jonathon Crawford takes over as the Friday night starter. If he cant last deep into games, relievers get used up for the weekend. With a team built on defense and pitching, Florida needs Crawford to set the tone for the weekend. For the pitcher who doesnt say much, Crawford will let his mid-90s fastball, plus-slider and improved changeup do the talking. And Florida will be much better off with that no matter how many RBIs Gushue gets. Josh: Without a doubt, pitching is important. But pitchers need run support. You dont need to belt 75 dingers like UF did last year to be successful. Arizona only hit 23 home runs last year and still won the College World Series. And while pitching is more important when runs are at a premium, the Gators dont have depth in the rotation beyond Karsten Whitson and Crawford to assume small ball will get it done. There are no established starters to take the Sunday and midweek jobs, and the Gators are likely going to have to put up runs in those games. Jonathon Crawford wont be on the most raw power of anyone in the lineup, and the Gators will need him to be a 1015 home run guy as they only return 14 of their home runs from last years team. Adam: Where have you been this fall and spring? The Gators are built on pitching and defense. Power wont be there for Florida. OSullivan and the players said it themselves. And anything can happen in the College World Series. The Gators were the best team on paper and they exited quietly with two straight losses last season. Arizona pitching held opponents to less than two runs per game in Omaha, which includes two wins against the nation in home runs. What happens to Florida when its starting pitcher cant go make up the bullpen. Steven Rodriguez door anytime soon. That means Crawford has to eat up innings if UF stands a chance in a weekend series. Gushue can smack all the home runs he wants, but without a rested bullpen, the opposition will easily outdo the sophomore catcher come Saturday and Sunday when series are decided. Josh: Like you did in our Rally last week, you are making my point for me again. Im aware they are built on pitching and defense. But Gushue also factors into the defensive equation. Mike Zunino was strong behind the plate for three years at Florida. Last season, he ranked second in conference in throwing runners out. UF needs Gushue to be somewhat comparable to Zunino defensively. Offensively, the Gators cant expect him to be Zunino, but they need him to shoulder a large percentage of the offensive burden even if that is smaller than it has been in years past. Even if Crawford and Whitson are studs, they will start less than half of the teams games, whereas Gushue is an everyday player. Florida will need offense more than anything on those occasions. Adam: problem here is you have no point. Youre saying Florida needs Gushues offense to replace what it lost last year. This isnt the same UF offense! The Gators will not survive the Southeastern Conference without consistent starting pitching. Sure, teams win by scoring runs, but Crawford gives Florida an advantage every time out. Everything ties into how he pitches. If Crawford cant eat up innings on Friday night, it will mess everything up in a weekend series. And as you mentioned earlier, mendous year considering he skipped his high school senior season to play at UF, but like the rest of Floridas offense, there is still something to prove. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@ alligator.org and Adam Pincus at apincus@ alligator.org. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2013 Alligator File Photo / David CarrSophomore catcher Taylor Gushue bats during Floridas 7-3 victory against Cal State Fullerton on Feb. 17, 2012 at McKethan Stadium. THE RALLY Which player does Florida need to step up most in 2013? Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy Adam Pincustwitter: @AdamDPincus