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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Neil deGrasse Tyson to visit UF on April 3Free tickets will become available the day before, pg 3. Giant mosquitoes expected in Gainesville this summerExpert says they wont be a huge problem for students, pg 9. Alachua County Boys and Girls Club wins national award for health programWill Yeguete and the Gators hope to improve their freethrow shooting in the NCAA Tournament. Read the story on page 14. JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterAll eyes were on the University of Central Florida on Monday, and UF was no exception. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said UF has been paying close attention to the events that took place at UCF, which included shutting down the campus and a suicide. Its something that any Florida university could face, she said. Our sympathy goes out to their campus. UCFs main campus was shut down until noon Monday, after a dorm was evacuated, explosive devices were found and a former shot wound. Thirty-year-old James Oliver Seevakumaran was found in the Tower 1 residence hall, gunshot wound. Upon investigation, police found a suspicious device inside the building and an assault weapon, handgun and explosive devices in a bag in his room. A UCF alert stated that police received a sponding, they received another call about a found the victim. Tower 1 was evacuated. The residence hall, which houses about bomb squad was called at about 5 a.m. chology sophomore, was out of his Tower 1 residence hall room when it was evacuated. It wasnt until his friend went to drop him off that he began to realize something unusual was happening. He said he knew it was more At the time of interview, Halleck said students from his residence hall were still displaced and did not know when they would be allowed back in, despite reports that the building had been cleared. FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1481 /55 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterVoting for the Gainesville city elections is today. Ed Braddy, Scherwin L. Henry, Pete Johnson, incumbent Craig Lowe, Donald Shepherd Sr. and Mark Venzke are running for mayor. In the City Commission District 4 race, the seat. The ballot also has a charter amendment that would change the date of city Alligator archives. If passed, city elections would take place every odd-numbered year starting in mayoral and City Commission time in ofing to archives. In order to cast a ballot, voters must present a current and valid picture and signature ID, according to the Alachua To vote in the City Commission race, students must live in District 4, which includes most of UFs campus. Students who live on campus can cast their vote at the Reitz Union. Other places to vote on campus include the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, Doyle Connor Building and the Florida Museum of Natural History. For more information on polling locations, visit the Supervisor of Elections OfContact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.Voters to select Gainesville mayor, city commissioner today SEE UCF, PAGE 4David Carr / Alligator StaffCome One, Come All All polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterA crash in northeast Gainesville involving a motorcyclist and a school bus sent one man to the hospital Monday afternoon. The accident happened at about Gainesville Police Sgt. Michael Douglas. Douglas said a motorcyclist, whose name wasnt released, was Avenue when he collided with an Alachua County school bus travelenue. The reason for the crash was under investigation, Douglas said. man to Shands at UF. Douglas said the man was in critical but stable condition when he left for the hospital. Ten children were on the bus, Douglas said. They and the bus driver were not injured. A neighbor, who didnt want to said the motorcyclist, who didnt have a chance to slow down, hit the bus at full speed. The neighbor said the intersection is a problematic blind spot for drivers. Getting a clear view of easting into the road, he said. In the last two and a half years, hes seen three accidents at the intersection. alligator.org.Motorcycle-bus crash injures oneCAMPUSUF reacts to UCF student suicide, 12-hour campus lockdown


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTVOLUME 107 ISSUE 117THUNDER STORMS 77/61 RAIN 75/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 72/45 RAIN 72/44 THUNDER STORMS 81/55 WHATS HAPPENING?Bob Levy: The Supreme Court and the Constitution At noon today in Matherly Hall, Room 113, join Robert A. Levy, the UF Libertarians and the UF Young Americans for Liberty for a talk on how the Supreme Court has subverted the Constitution. Levy is chairman of the Cato Institute and lead attorney in the Heller case, which struck down gun control in Washington D.C. Refreshments will be served. Solidarity hunger strike Today, Students for Justice in Palestine will be holding a demonstration event on Turlington Plaza at about 12:20 p.m. in solidarity with Palestinians, prisoners and Samer Issawi, who has gone more than 200 days without food, protesting conditions in Israeli jails. There will also be a hunger strike. Water is allowed but no food for the whole day. Make a tablet case The GIY: Green It Yourself workshop series is back for the Spring semester. This set of workshops kicks off with a project to make a case for a tablet, phone or iPod from ordinary items. It will take place in the Reitz Union, Room 349, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Toastmasters meets today Talking Gators Toastmasters will meet at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. It is open to everyone. Toastmasters is the oldest public speaking organization and uses workbooks to teach speaking skills in a supportive environment. Dues deadline is April 1. For more information about the club, go to www.talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators also is on Facebook. Voices from El-Sayed film screening At 6 p.m. at the Hippodrome Theatre, the film Voices from El-Sayed will show. The film, directed by Oded Adomi Leshem, focuses on the deaf community in a Bedouin village in Israel and what happens after a father decides his son should get a cochlear implant. The director will be there for a Q-and-A session after the film. Please contact shaliach@ufisrael.org for more information. God on Trial: God and Pain Today at 7 p.m., there will be a seminar about God on Trial as former Harvard University Chaplain Angelo Grasso presents the Bibles answers that vindicate Gods character. This week-long series will be held at 112 NW 16th Street, one block north of Library West. Free food from Tijuana Flats and Gyro Plus will be provided. Sponsored by Adventist Campus Ministry. Visit www.acmuf.org for more information. Students without Borders Interested in participating in a cultural exchange program abroad? Come hear from Fulbright alumni ambassadors Chase Stoudenmire, who spent one year teaching English overseas in Georgia, and Justin Dunnavant, who spent one year conducting archaeological research in Jamaica. Chase and Justin will share their personal journeys through the Fulbright Program and reflect on how their experiences shaped them. The event will be held on Thursday from 1:55 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. at UFs International Center Large Conference Room (170 Hub). MindSight MindSight will be Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Harn Museum of Art. The annual arts event organized by the University of Florida Gator Lions Club. It showcases tactile artistic exhibits to offer participants an unconventional perspective on art that does not require sight. It is held for the blind community, but everyone is encouraged to attend. MindSight is a free event and open to the public. Check www.facebook.com/ events/477557148964395/ for more information. Gator Allies 1.0 Training Join LGBT Affairs for a Gator Allies Training on March 29 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the Graham Gallery. Gator Allies trainings further participants understanding of heteronormativity and homophobia and how it affects everyone. The trainers seek to increase awareness and understanding of current LGBTQ issues and offer skills and resources to be an ally. To RSVP, please email lgbt@ multicultural.ufl.edu. 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. Collaborating with Strangers on Books and Objects of Study workshop Collaborating with Strangers workshops are designed to connect students, postdoctorals, faculty and researchers on campus in three-minute speed meetings. Attendees will walk away with resources, solutions and creative ideas. The last workshop this year will be from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday in Smathers Library East, Room 1A. Learn more at www.uflib.ufl.edu. The workshop is sponsored by the George A. Smathers Libraries and the Creative Campus Committee Catalyst Fund. Organic transplant sale Want to grow veggies and herbs? The Organic and Sustainable Agriculture Club of UF is holding a Spring Transplant Sale. They have a variety of vegetables and herbs from heirloom tomatoes and yellow squash to purple basil and cilantro all organically grown here on campus. Proceeds go to club trips to organic operations throughout the state and local community service projects. Come out Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Union Street Farmers Market. Wheelchair basketball The Health Science Student Organization will host its annual wheelchair basketball tournament to benefit the Sidney Lanier School at 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Santa Fe College gym. Teams can range from five to eight players with a registration fee of $12 per player. The registration fee includes a T-shirt, two raffle tickets and the opportunity to play wheelchair basketball. Email Alysha Stoner at astoner@ ufl.edu by Friday to register for the event. Check www. hsso.phhp.ufl.edu/service/ wheelchair-basketball/ for more details. Final meeting of Gators for Haven Hospice G4HH is an organization that provides networking opportunities for hospice volunteers at UF while promoting the goals of Haven Hospice. Come to the final meeting Thursday at 7 p.m. in CSE, Room E222, to find out more upcoming involvement opportunities, the end of the year banquet and the officer application process. Visit www.gators4hh.com, or email gators4hh@gmail.com with any questions.


TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Javier Edwards / AlligatorAir to the CrownEntertainer Magic Mike, right, makes balloon jewelry for a group of students in front of Library West on Monday. The First Generation Student Organization brought Magic Mike to kick off First Generation Empowerment Week. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterNationally renowned astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson will speak at UF on April 3. Known for his research on star formation, dwarf galaxies and the structure of the Milky Way, Tyson also hosted NOVA ScienceNOW on PBS from 2006 to 2011. The event, hosted by Accent Speakers Bureau, starts at 8 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m. Following his speech will be a Q-and-A session. Tickets are free and can be picked starting at noon on April 2. Tyson is being paid $45,000 to visit UF, said Accent Chairman Josh Holtzman. He said Tyson was chosen because he is not only a highly regarded scientist, but he is also fun. Tyson has appeared on The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Late Night with Conan OBrien and Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. teaching science and talking about just informational but also enjoyable, the 22-year-old political science and history senior said. Sarah Saiz is also excited. I follow his Twitter, and Ive always been interested in astronomy, the 21-year-old anthropology junior said. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org.Neil deGrasse Tyson to visit UF next month KELSEY WONDERLINAlligator Contributing WriterIf UF student organizations follow the lead of Tennessee, they might be allowed to discriminate based on religious beliefs. A proposed law in Tennessee wants to allow student organizations at public colleges to forbid people from joining based solely on their religious beliefs. The bill is an updated version of a similar one vetoed last year in the Tennessee Senate. David Hackett, a UF assistant professor of religion, said student organizations governed and funded by the university shouldnt be allowed to discriminate because they have agreed to the universitys policies and make use of its resources. According to UFs nondiscrimination policy, the university is committed to nondiscrimination with respect to religion. It intends to demonstrate the universitys value of broad diversity within its community and its commitment to eliminating discrimination. Sameer Saboungi, vice president of external affairs of Islam on proposition of legislation like this to be disturbing. Plain and simple, its religious discrimination, said the 18-yearold international studies freshman. Saboungi doesnt think discrimination like this could ever happen at UF because of the universitys commitment to diversity. He said Tennessee is probably more conservative, while UF is more liberal and heterogeneous. He said even if it did happen at UF, Islam on Campus would not conform to it. Theres a spirit of cooperation and working together in dialogue, he said. Saboungi said Islam on Campus is not as homogenous as people think it is. The group encourages non-Muslims to attend its events. We dont ban them from coming, Saboungi said. Allen Williams, campus director of UF Campus Crusade for Christ, also doesnt understand why religious student organizations would want to discriminate. I dont know why they would want to reject someone whos coming to learn about their faith, he said. Although he said the organization welcomes everyone, Williams doesnt understand what someone of a different religion would seek to gain by joining Campus Crusade. Some of this seems silly to me, he said. I doubt someone whos opposed to what were doing is going to want to join.UF wouldnt follow proposed law allowing religious discrimination It is proposed in Tennessee I dont know why they would want to reject someone whos coming to learn about their faith.Allen Williamscampus director of UF Campus Crusade for Christ


He said the situation has been surreal and is unusual for UCF. He said he is mostly just relieved things werent worse. The important part was that everyone was safe and the explosives were removed, Halleck said. According to a Spring 2012 report by the American College Health Association, about 5 percent of college students indicated within the last 12 months that they considered suicide, and about 0.8 percent indicated they had attempted suicide in the last 12 months. Meggen Sixbey, assistant coordinator of emergency and crisis response services at UFs Counseling and Wellness Center, said feelings of anger and depression are often temporary, and if students are feeling like they want to harm themselves or others, they should speak to someone. Talk to a family member, friend or trusted other and work out their concerns before you take any harmful action, Sixbey said. If you or someone you know is having thoughts of harming themselves or others, contact the Counseling and Wellness Center at 352-392-1575. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 TSA CHANGES WILL BEGIN APRIL 25. ELLY AYRESAlligator Contributing WriterTransportation Security Administranovelty baseball bats are safe to bring asked to leave their water bottles at home. The new changes, however, have bers concerned. Emily Tercilla, a 20-year-old UF Spanish and political science junior, recently other passengers can bring knives onto a plane. Its one thing if a knife is checked in a bag under the plane, and its another if its in a carry-on bag, she said. TSA Administrator John S. Pistole approved the changes that will start April 25. In a statement released by TSA, the agency said it changed its policy so TSA el items such as explosives. and local TSA representatives declined to comment, citing security concerns with the policy changes. The Association of Flight AttendantsCWA, an organization that represents airline crew members, has petitioned online to the White House to reverse the policy. As of Monday night, about 35,000 people have signed the petition. executive director of the Association for Airline Passenger Rights, said the TSAs changes are based on a false premise. Weapons, or anything that could be used as a weapon, should not be allowed on a plane. Did we not learn anything from 9/11? he wrote in an email. Airlines for 29 years. He said hes not overly concerned with the TSA changes. I dont believe the addition of 2.3inch knives present any more risk to the that is already on the aircraft, he wrote in an email. However, LaCroix said pilots understand they are the last line of defense against hijackers and said American Airlines has asked TSA to re-evaluate the policy change. pilots, he wrote, and I assure you none of us is going to let that happen again if there is anything we can do about it. Talk to a family member, friend or trusted other and work out their concerns before you take any harmful action.Meggen Sixbeyassistant coordinator BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterAlachua County sheriffs deputy a shift before he received the call. It was April 2010, and shortly afhis phone vibrate. He picked it up, not knowing that on the other line a his 17-year-old son was involved in a car accident. That was the kind of phone call you never ever want to get as a parent, he said. friends car when it hit a tree in Newberry. would later tell him that because he survived. The driver fell into a coma but also survived. Teens nationwide are not as fortunate. A new study released by the Governors Highway Safety Association revealed a 19-percent increase in teen driving deaths among 16and 17-year-olds. The increase was of 2011 and 2012. The study also revealed states with driving fatalities have decreased. Florida was part of that group. The state had one of the highest number of fatalities in 2011, according to the study. Florida Highway Patrol spokeswoman Sergeant Tracy Hisler-Pace said in 2011, Alachua County had one teen driving death. In 2012, there were four deaths reported. ASO spokesman Art Forgey said the decreased deaths could be a result of teen driving programs and Floridas graduated license program. As part of the Florida Sheriffs Associations Teen Driver Challenge program, the county allows students to learn how to drive in the classroom as well as on the driving course. Floridas graduated license program provides stages for young their full license at 18. could be another contributing factor in the decrease in Florida teen driving deaths. Now that we have social media, the kids saw the car. They saw the pictures of it, he said. 20, may never be able to walk again, his son proved them wrong. Somebody tells you they dont know if your son is going to make it or not thats just, I cant explain that by words. Its just a bad, bad feeling, he said. And for him to come out of it and do so well ... I think its amazing.Florida sees decrease in teen driving deaths COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterWith the stroke of a pen and a friendly handshake, UF and Sears Holdings Corp. became partners Monday. After a nationwide search, Sears selected Gainesville as a suitable home for the companys ate Educational Partnership. The program will give UF students the opportunity to work on software development year-round for a Fortune 500 company. Christina Shanks, a research strategy consultant, said the company started with universities with the top computer science engineering programs. It also factored in schools location, diversity. Sears representatives, UF College of Engineering Dean Camcelebrated the new partnership Monday at the the Ayers building on Southwest Second Avenue. The Sears Center of Excellence will be housed within either the Innovation Hub or the Ayers building beginning in the Fall semester, Shanks said. She said the company plans to take on 25 interns during the prowill take part in a 10-week paid internship in locations nationwide and then return to Gainesville during the school year for a 10to 20-hour part-time paid job in the Innovation Hub. Sears Holdings Chief Inforsaid the program is a great way to bring student talent to the company. This is more than just an internship, he said. This is working for us on a part-time basis. Shanks said the internship requires students to be at least a junior, have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and leadership, work and volunteer experience. The program is open to students studying computer science, computer engineering, mathematics, statistics, business administration, and digital arts and media. Students can apply on the Gator CareerLink website. (Sears) will be at the front of the line when students choose internships, Abernathy said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.UF, Sears partner in Gainesville UCF, from page 1To the Finish LineThree Eastside High School students run at Fred Cone Park, 2841 E. University Ave., during track practice on Monday afternoon. Sherwell Suicidal? Reach out, call 392-1575It is looking for interns Its one thing if a knife is checked in a bag under the plane, and its another if its in a carry-on bag.Emily TercillaUF Spanish and political science junior


ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing Writer ALLIGATOR Taka Hamada / AlligatorStephanie McQuillen, left, and Stan Miller explain the types of reptiles at the live exhibition show at Ross Allen Island in the Silver Springs Nature Theme Park on Sunday. PARTICIPANTS CAN WIN PRIZES. ELENI KOUVATSOSAlligator Contributing Writer Student experience survey now availableNature park attraction shuts downNATIONAL NATHALIE DORTONNEAlligator Contributing WriterPregnancy ads stir localsHarris Its part of Silver Springs


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, MARCH 19, 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 EDITOR 50 TOTAL VOTES20% YES 80% NOTodays question: Were you scared by what happened at UCF? Mondays question: Do you plan to go to the circus?This column is written as a response to Wednesdays guest column Gender inequality is rampant in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America Organizations. Last weeks column on how the separation of genders in girl and boy scout troops is leading to sexual discrimination and stereotyping that run rampant throughout the U.S. hit a little too close to home for me. As a former Girl Scout for 10 years myself I graduated out at 18 to see someone else say the only thing I had been taught by the organization was domestic skills was a real slap in the face. The column talked about how even though the Girl Scouts organization tries to uphold the ideal of strong, their badges tend to teach a feminized skill set. Whoa, hold up now. In Girl Scouts, there is a badge or resource for almost any interest you would want to explore. Just because there are arts-and-crafty badges doesnt mean there arent badges for car maintenance, geocaching, building good credit, website design you name it. The column also compared how Boy Scouts activities are more rugged and outdoors oriented than Girl Scouts. Even if Boy Scouts do those types of activities more often, that doesnt inherently make the two organizations discriminatory. If Girl Scouts didnt put the funding or resources toward providing rugged and outdoors things to girls, that would be unfortunate and largely discriminatory. But, of course, that isnt the case. comes to mind is sweet little girls selling cookies doesnt mean they dont camp, lead hikes, learn archery, go kayaking, climb rope courses and so on. I say that because I did all of those above activities while I was in Girl Scouts, strangely enough. And if some little girl has an interest in baking or fashare reinforcing stereotypes by learning a feminized skill set? With all the love in my heart, screw those people. Girl Scouts has done a fantasfor any interest girls have growing up, so let other people read the social commentary into it if they wish. The examples of badges the author thought were feminized and borderline sexist were misconstrued. dont teach the science of happiness. Upon further research, it turns out the example was one badge, aptly titled the science of happiness. Girl Scouts doesnt shirk nobodys business, especially in the last few years more useful to 12to 14-year-old girls than boys doesnt automatically make it gender stereotyping. sure that goes for a lot of girls. That badge was how I worth my time. Lastly, the column made the case that to truly equalize Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, they should be combined into one organization. For anyone who is interested, they have that; it is called Venture Scouts, which is really more like a co-ed Boy Scouts. The important part is both organizations teach children to be hardworking, honest, loving and ambitious. That is true equality between the genders. The rest is details. Now if youll excuse me, Ive got some cookies that need eating. Scout pride. Lauren Flannery is a business administration sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Were with UCF: Stay safe on college We, as a college society, need to be more aware of whats going on around our campuses. Were a family. It doesnt work unless we all work together, though. We have to make sure were all on the same page. Its a cliche, but were only as strong as our weakest link. So we should all strive to take care of each other. Explosive devices were removed from a dorm room and classes resumed at the University of Central Florida on Monday, hours after the body of a student who apparently committed suicide was found in the room, reported USA Today. Thats terrifying. The way they handled it was disappointing because it starta CNN report. Nobody said what was going on with a bomb and the shooting. So we were left in the dark. How did you react when you heard the news? Because its unbelievable that this was a situation on a college campus in this year. We should be beyond this as Americans. Chicago, was unable to return to her dorm room after studying early Monday morning because Tower II was in lockdown. She said it took two hours before the schools alert system began providing information to students. I feel like they should have given us more information sooner, she said. The only way people found out anything was through social media, which cant differently, said USA Todays report. 911 call came in about a man with a gun in a building. The CNN report asked a few important questions, which delve into the basis of the case: Was there a connection between the student and the 911 caller? Who was the 911 caller? Where did the guns come from? [Were] trying to understand why he had the weapons he had, UCF Police Chief Richard Beary said in the article. Because he shouldnt have had those weapons on campus. Thats not, like, a difference of opinion. Thats what Florida law states. Firearms are prohibited on state college campuses. So how did such a stockpile of an arsenal get stored in a dorm room? How did no one realize someone was getting close to committing suicide? It also doesnt seem like the situation was handled to students likings. Many news reports have accounts of students complaining they didnt know what was going on, and in a CBS News article, student Grant Hernandez, 20, said they were left unsure of things, and it wasnt till about 6 oclock that we got more information and a clearer picture of what was going on. Obviously you never want somebody to commit suicide, but knowing what we know about what was in his room, we feel better at least that no one else was hurt, UCF spokesman Grant Heston said in an Associated Press article. We agree. It should have never happened. However, were glad nothing escalated. Go hug someone today, and be grateful. Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7Gators: Get out and voteDear Gators, Today is an important day for all students. Elections for the City Commission and mayor of Gainesville will take place. As Gators, it is important that we voice our opinions by voting. After reviewing the candidates, I am honored to say I fully endorse Alfredo Espinosa for City Commission District 4. Alfredo Espinosa is a prominent student leader on campus who would strive to make Gainesville better for all students. Alfredo has three great ideas that would Gainesville: Stop unfair housing practices Advocate for a soft closing of bars Create student jobs I urge all Gators to vote for Alfredo Espinosa for City Commission District 4 and to tell your friends and classmates to do the same. Thank you, and Go Gators! TJ Villamil UF Student Body PresidentLetter to the Editor Given the two options, choose one. Option one is your cute, common, everyday guy. His features are soft, and hes always smiling. He helps you pick up the books you dropped. Hes friendly and kind. He asks if youd like to go out to eat somewhere other than the food court. Hell most likely ask how you are every day because hes genuinely interested. Stick him in the friend zone; hell be safe there. Option two provides stereotypical traits of what a man should be. Hes the typical attractive bad boy. He may not be conventionally attractive, but his charm is something you cant resist. His eyes are distant, and his smirk is constant. Hell most likely ignore you for a few days, but you think youre different. Youre going to make him fall in love, right? Given these two options, maybe you would obviously choose option one. However, fall into your subwanting option two. You clearly know who is the better choice, but what you want goes against good reasoning, and you decide what you want is something more manly. Our ideal mascu line traits are embedded into society and our modern mind. A man should be strong and distant. They dont give much of anything but just enough to not leave you discouraged. It is not to say we should generalize. Maybe these men do want to be more tender than tough, but its not like we would let them. As a community, we are taught to acknowledge a masculine man as the type of man we are intended to want. These men are portrayed throughout different forms of media. This idea is a subconscious need in the back of our minds. sometimes men of all ages chase after these types of guys. They are in pursuit of someone who doesnt want them. And its not to say universally men dont want these women because they do but the men who want them arent necessarWhy? Are girls plain mean? Are women too picky? Maybe. Or maybe its because as a controlled community, we put so much pressure on girls to be perfect, we make them feel unworthy and undeserving, especially to the kindness a good relationship can offer. From infancy to adulthood, women are conditioned to be one thing: perfect. They see it in the media, among their peers, even within the household. Women are under constant scrutiny. Their hair needs to be perWomen are taught how to act like ladies. They are given restrictions that need to be followed in order to live a successful life. In a male-dominated world, women face the need to please. This transfers deep into personal life. The root of these standards could have possibly risen from societys need to establish genposed to act one way and women another. Its a mindset that would take generations to change, if they can even change. Perhaps, with the way things are now, but when given the choice, who would you choose? Ashley Miller-Shaked is a UF student.What women want: good vs. bad guysGuest columnAshley Miller-ShakedSpeaking Out Advertising relies on stereotypes, and it seems no matter what campaign society is presented with, men and women are being portrayed in a gender-based concrete role. This caused me by the media surrounding us? Advertisers often use stereotypes to reiterate their message and to relate to their target audience. However, this further secures these stereotypes in society. Its a vicious cycle: advertising presents men and women as they stereotypically are in society, causing people to be respective gender. The use of stereotypes is evident in Weight Watchers current advertising. In fact, it looks at men and women so differently that it is using two separate campaigns to target them. For women, it has have launched the Weight Watchers 360 program, and for men, it has developed a Lose like a Man approach. The name of the mens campaign says enough. Here, we already have this preconceived notion that losing weight as a man is different than it is for a woman. For women, Jennifer Hudson is the spokeswoman. The campaign focuses on the programs ability to sometimes allow you to eat what you actually want those carbs or chocolate. It honestly couldnt get more stereotypical if it tried. The Lose like a Man commercial for men, however, takes a slightly different approach. These advertisements feature retired professional basketball player Charles Barkley and discuss his love for pizza, burgers, wings and meatballs. Again, can we get any more stereotypical? This advertisement also focuses on the fact that within this weight loss program, men can eat any of their favorite foods and still lose weight. Of course Weight Watchers wouldnt encourage men to eat healthier. After all, is a man really a man if he doesnt eat pizza, burgers, wings and meatballs? I found this case study particularly interesting because of its blatant use of alternative positioning tactics for each gender. The advertisingWeight Watchers latest campaigns, clearly place genders in particular stereotyped roles, thus causing society to follow them. Jean Kilbournes documentary Killing Us Softly speaks about how advertising portrays people in the media. The problem, however, types of women. Though women are often put under stereotypes in shape us or do we shape the media? It seems like no one will ever know. Its a never-ending relationship. tray your gender? Sarah Platt is an advertising and anthropology senior at UF.Advertising has plenty of gender stereotypesGuest columnSarah PlattSpeaking Out


HANNA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterThe Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County won a national recognition for the third year in a row for its local health development program last week. The Woodland Park campus, located at 1900 SE Fourth St., announced Mar. 11 that the program earned the National Honor Award for Program Excellence for its Club program. The program competed with 4,000 other Boys and Girls Clubs from across the nation. Natalya Bannister, Southeast Gainesville area director and program designer, said she felt honored her program took the top prize. cise fun and interesting, as well as learning why it needs to be happening in their life, is important, she said. Thats more important than the prestige. Keith Blanchard, president and CPO for the Boys and Girls Club of Alachua County, said the success of the program came with its ability to make health education and exercise fun for the children with limited resources. The fact that we have been able to produce this result is impressive, he said. The success also lies with the volunteers, Bannister said. In the past, UF football players went to the the children while nursing school students taught health education. Blanchard agreed. The fact that the kids get to see up close and talk to and hang out an immediate impact on them, he said. For Blanchard, the biggest impact is the small changes children in the program have made, especially in their eating habits. If they ask for a snack, they ask for an apple instead of a candy bar, he said. There are little, subtle changes with this new knowledge, and its a pretty positive change. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffWoodrow, 10, slides on the playground at the Woodland Park campus of the Alachua County Boys and Girls Club. It earned the National Honor Award for Program Excellence. LOCALBoys and Girls Club wins national award for health program DANIELLA DE LA CAMPAAlligator Contributing WriterA state publishing agency that prints academic material recently announced it purchased a St. Petersburg-based publishing company. University Press of Florida, the sity System, acquired Seaside Publishing to continue its expansion into the gift market. Seaside helps us expand the kinds of books we can offer for general trade readership, said UPF Deputy Director for Sales, Marketing and Acquisitions Dennis Lloyd. As part of the agreement, UPF will continue printing 25 Seaside titles, according to a press release. Joyce LaFray, founder of Seaside Publishing, said she decided to sell her company because she felt it was time to retire and wanted to spend more time writing. She said she selected UPF because she was impressed with UPF Director Meredith M. Babbs latest publications on Floridas cultural heritage, travel and food. LaFray said. UPF recently started publishing its own collection of postcard books as well as existing cookbooks, Lloyd said. UPF has a wonderful legacy, LaFray said, and I knew that our titles would go on, which would make all of our authors very happy. University Press buys St. Pete publishing company GATORS HAVE A VARIETY OF OPTIONS. MARJORIE NUNEZAlligator Contributing WriterColleges around the country are taking steps to ensure realworld experience for their law graduates, and UF is trying a multifaceted approach to keep pace. More than a dozen law schools have shown initiatives to increase employment statistics directly after graduation. For example, Arizona State UniUF, in order to provide its students with a variety of options, has been working to ease the transition from graduating Rob Birrenkott, the interim assistant dean in career development at the Levin College of Law, said now is an interesting time for law because there is a What UF is doing is taking bits and pieces of different approaches, Birrenkott said. For the past two years, UFs law school has had a postgraduate fellowship program that allows students to partner with entities to help underserved populations, he said. Students can pick where they would like to practice law, but it only lasts for a few months. The college is working on expanding the program to last a year. Elliot Mitchell, a 23-year-old though this program may not It promotes community involvement, he said. Birrenkott said the school is also exploring a legal residency approach for partnering with Birrenkott said the law school is trying to make students more aware of non-traditional legal professions. Ben Pickos, a third-year UF law student, said he doesnt remember UF focusing on nontraditional legal careers durschool. I would have really liked to have been informed of more of years, the 25-year-old said. I think that could really go a work.Like other schools, UF law school working to expand fellowships


TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 LIFESTYLE ROBERTA FIORITOAlligator Contributing WriterStudents living in Gainesville this summer may want to steer clear of rural areas or just bring a lot of bug spray along. Phillip Kaufman, associate professor of entomology with UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, said a super-sized mosquito could return to Florida this summer. Commonly referred to as gallinippers, the species Psorophora ciliata was in unusually large abundance many parts of Florida, Kaufman said. The species, which lays its eggs in soil near bodies of water, may be back during this coming rainy season. The likelihood of them being [in Gainesville] this summer in large numbers is entirely tied to the likelihood of tropical storm systems, Kaufman said. They are one of the largest types of mosquitoes found in the U.S, he said. Kaufman said the species is not likely to be a big problem for students because Gainesville has a mosquito control district, which monitors and investigates residents mosquito inquiries. They are just a big mosquito, he said. Theyre no bigger than they normally are. Theyre supposed to be here. Tyler Peters, a 22-year-old UF psychology senior, will be taking classes in Gainesville. He said hes not too worried. Its just annoying. Im a lifeguard, and Ill be outside a lot, so I cant really avoid it, cies of mosquito when kayaking in Key West. I was attacked by a swarm of them, he said. A normal mosquito can kind of pass under your radar without you noticing, but you can really see these things.Giant mosquitoes expected in Gainesville this summerKaufman IT STARTED MONDAY. GILLIAN STONEYAlligator Contributing WriterGatorWell Health Promotion Services and the Counseling and Wellness Center launched a campaign Monday to help students de-stress to success. The UFlourish campaign, designed by students for students and faculty, is hoping to remove the stigmas surrounding mental health issues. It is funded by a three-year $296,000 federal grant. Sara Martin, a health promotion specialist at GatorWell and grant project coordinator for UFlourish, said stress is the leading factor affecting students academic performance. Messages will be posted around campus about Finding Your Balance and managing stress. We hope students not only become more aware of things they can do and are empowered to seek help when they need to seek help, but also that we help reduce the stress that students are feeling, Martin said. Academic success isnt only about grades. It is also about how successful they feel in their social lives, and stress plays a huge role, said Steven Snowden, a graduate assistant at GatorWell and UFlourish campaign worker. A lot of what college is and being successful in college is balance UF student Crystal Rodriguez said the campaign can help students. Its a good idea to have these strategies posted around campus because stress is a big factor, especially when most students, such as myself, are in other organizations and trying to balance classes, the 20-year-old linguistics junior said.Campaign aims to de-stress


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TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the NBAForward David Lee scored 20 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in the Golden State Warriors 93-72 win against the New Orleans Hornets on Monday.More March MadnessGo online to alligatorSports.org to read columnist Greg Lucas breakdown of the NCAA Tournaments West Region as well as a more comprehensive version of his column found on page 16.Columnist Greg Luca gives his Final Four prediction for this years NCAA Tournament. See story, page 16. LANDON WATNICK Alligator Writer As Florida trailed Ole Miss 6663 with 4.2 seconds left Sunday, point guard Scottie Wilbekin had an opportunity to make the cult. After Rebels forward Murphy Holloway missed his second free throw, forward Erik Murphy grabbed the rebound and passed the ball to Wilbekin, who was fouled by Ole Miss guard Nick Williams to prevent the Gators from attempting a potential game-tying three. With Florida in the double bonus and without any timeouts, coach Billy Donovan hoped Wilthrow and intentionally miss his second so the Gators could try to pull down the offensive rebound, attempt a two-point basket and possibly send the game into overtime. But the junior point guards Following Wilbekins second miss, center Patric Young tipped the ball out to guard Kenny Boynton, who was forced to rush a contested, off-balance threepoint attempt that rimmed out at the buzzer. throw was one of many opportunities the No. 14 Gators had at the charity stripe in their 6663 loss to the Rebels on Sunday in the Southeastern Conference Arena in Nashville, Tenn. Excluding Wilbekins intentional miss, Florida missed 5 of its 6 free-throw attempts in the Gators went 8 of 17 from the freethrow line for the contest. Its huge, Young said. Not saying the free-throw shooting is the reason we lost, but the game. If [guard Michael Frazier II] hits his, I hit mine, Scottie hits his, we take the lead and it can make or break games as you see. Florida struggled defensively in the second half, allowing Ole Miss to score 40 points. But its late failures from the charity stripe did not help its cause. Young missed 3 of 4 free on back-to-back plays. After Sundays loss, he is shooting just 49.6 percent from the free-throw line this season. With Florida trailing 61-59 at the 3:04 mark, Frazier missed the front end of a one-and-one. The shot was a rare miss for Frazier, who is an 82.1 percent free-throw shooter this year. Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff Junior forward Will Yeguete (15) prepares to shoot a free throw during Floridas 74-56 win against Wisconsin on Nov. 14 in the OConnell Center. Free-throw shooting proving problematic for Florida ADAM PINCUS Alligator Staff Writer The Gators frustration spilled over Vickash Ramjit exchanged words with Kentuckys Matt Reida after another Wildcats runner scored. Umpires separated the two as coaches ran onto the plenty to be frustrated about. Florida (9-12) aims to get back on track as it hosts North Florida (15-6) tonight at 7. The game provides not only a chance at redemption after the Ospreys beat the Gators 7-6 in extra innings in Gainesville on Feb. 26, but an opportunity for Florida to put another disappointing weekend behind them. The Gators made it easy for the Wildcats, walking seven on Saturday. Inconnale. Still, Florida outhit Kentucky every game during the weekend. UFs problem. Connor Mitchell led off the third with a single up the middle only to get picked off by left-hander Corey Littrell. Casey Turgeon singled the next at-bat. Turgeon made the last out at third trying to advance on a Justin Shafer hit to single. Turgeon worked Littrell to 3-0 before grounding into a double play on a full count. Florida had four hits in Discussion from Mitchell and Shafer after the loss Sunday focused on the absence of two-out hits, but there were actually seven. The problem lies in back-to-back hits occurring in just three innings. We got some good at-bats, but obviously we need to bunch them together a little bit more and get a big hit here or UF struggling to plate runnersLACROSSE MAX MATTERN Alligator Writer campaign in Washington, D.C., as one of which is given to college lacrosses top player each season. Though she did not take home any hardware, Dashiell entered this year as a prime candidate to receive the award. But her chance of winning the Tewaaraton Award took a hit on March 9. sion after being hit in the head by an opponents stick during No. 2 Floridas 14-9 victory against Dartmouth on March 9 at Dizney Stadium. She sat out against Lehigh three days later for precautionary reasons. Though the Gators breezed their way to an 18-2 win, Dashiells absence was felt. Even though it wasnt that tough of an opponent, it was just weird not having her out there, senior Kitty Cullen said. It felt off. Dashiell missed practice in the weeks following the injury but returned as Florida traveled to face Oregon in Eugene, Ore., on Saturday. Despite the missed time, coach Amanda OLeary expected an aggressive effort from Dashiell in the road matchup against the Ducks. Brittany just makes those seamless transitions, OLeary said of Dashiells return to the lineup. She could probably take a week off, and its not going to affect her. Shes just that good. Dashiell responded with three goals, an assist and three draw controls as Florida beat Oregon 13-5. Shes one of those players that we rely on and will continue to rely on, OLeary said. Dashiell has battled injuries throughout her career with the Gators. She missed a game with an undisclosed injury last season and suffered a concussion in 2011. Cullen, who had a concussion last season, said the key is rest. Senior overcoming concussion UF Baseball Dashiell SEE HOOPS, PAGE 16 SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15 SEE LACROSSE, PAGE 15 Not saying the free-throw shooting is the reason we Patric Young


TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Tucker starting for Gators tonightthere, OSullivan said. Mitchell shining: Injuries and slumps have created Simpson starting: Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. BASEBALL, from page 14 said. dium. LACROSSE, from page 14UF faces Stetson at 6:30


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 19, 2013 Florida is 0-6 this season in games decided by six points or fewer I thought that was another change in momentum when he went to the free-throw line with a chance to tie it, Donovan said. We missed them, they scored and the lead went to four. UF is 0-6 this year in games decided by six points or fewer. In those six contests, the Gators have shot 62 percent from the charity stripe. Florida ranks 217th in the nation with a 68.1 percent clip from the free-throw line this season. No. 3 seed Floridas second-round NCAA Tournament opponent, 14th-seeded Northwestern State, has cashed in on Southland Conference teams free-throw shooting struggles this year. Opponents are 62.7 percent from the free-throw line against the Demons the lowest percentage against any NCAA squad. When Florida faces Northwestern State on Friday at 7:27 p.m. in Austin, Texas, it will hope to improve at the charity stripe. Sometimes, I guess its just not being focused in on the moment, Young said. Your nerves do get to you because you try to not think about how big the moment is. Ive shot many free throws with people. Ive knocked down big free throws before. Ive missed big free throws. I dont know. Its just different in that situation. HOOPS, from page 14END OF GREGULATION Indiana, Kansas, Gonzaga and No. 8 seed Pittsburgh are the teams have built during the past 10 years. statistical benchmarks that most of the past 40 Final Four teams have surpassed. Combing through the KenPom. team since 2003 led to the unearthing of a few trends. Although every team had different strengths and weaknesses, certain areas have, on average, proved to be more conducive to NCAA Tournament success. Those 40 Final Four teams have ing of 118.3 and an average defenfar cries from the 2013 national average of 100.6. This is not surprising. Teams that do well on offense and defense typically win games. Going a step further, the numbers get more interesting. Those 40 Final Four teams have had an average offensive rebounding percentage of 37.6. For a frame of reference, the national average this season is 31.8, and a team with a 37.6 offensive rebounding percentage would rank 23rd in the NCAA. The other trends involved scoring and limiting easy baskets. The Final Four teams from the past 10 years hit 51.9 percent of their two-point shots and held opponents to just 44 percent. The national average in 2013 is 47.5 percent. The past 40 Final Four teams also got to the free-throw line and kept opponents off of it. Their average goal attempt on offense was 38.7, while they held their opponents to just 31. The national average in 2013 is 36. Part of scoring easy baskets has been not taking very many threepointers. The past 40 Final Four teams have, on average, taken just 30.8 percent of their shots behind the arc. The 2013 national average is 33. These teams have also been efnecting an average 36.4 percent of the time. The 2013 NCAA average three-point shooting percentage is 33.9. The average defensive rebounding percentages, turnover rates, rate at which opponents took threepointers, tempo, experience and effective height of the 40 Final Four ent from the national averages. More than just matching these averages to 2013 teams, I wanted to system. The idea stemmed from a column I wrote in November 2011. I said Florida would struggle to make the Final Four in 2012 because no Final Four team had ever taken 44.6 percent of its shots from beyond the arc, as the Gators did. What other stats are common to all Final Four teams? And what 2013 teams would be statistical outliers because their weaknesses had rarely been seen in teams that had Final Four success? rates, shooting percentages, rebounding rates, turnover percentages, free-throw rates, three-point attempt rates, tempo, experience and effective heights of the past 40 Final Four teams. Then I lined them up and looked for commonalities and trends. For example, 39 of the 40 ranked 50th next step was to look at the 2013 I ended up with 17 benchmarks that should have been pretty easy for teams to attain. Those can be found on alligatorSports.org, in Table 1. Another four benchmarks been done by 50-75 percent of the Final Four teams. See Table 2. Another four benchmarks were inapplied to about half of the past 40 Final Four teams. checked against these benchmarks. The teams are listed down the left column of the tables, while the benchmarks are listed across the top. Teams that did well either meeting the baseline marks or exmoved on to Table 4. Table 4 shows each of those constats. While the baselines are valuable, the actual numbers are more useful in picking winners. To make those numbers legible, theyve been color-coded. Deeper greens are good, and deeper reds are bad. But not all reds and greens are created equal. The most important stats are in the columns shaded deeper shades of yellow these are the numbers that have had the greatest correlation to Final Four success. You can take a look at the tables yourself, so Ill skip to the results. For more on the squads that didnt make the cut, head to alligatorSports.org. Midwest: Louisville is best across the board, and Michigan States turnover issue would prove costly in a head-to-head matchup. South: Kansas is one of only four teams to meet all of the initial benchmarks, while Florida and Georgetown would be among the West: The possible round of 32 matchup between Gonzaga and Pitt the two best teams by these metrics is soul crushing. While the smart money may be on the Zags, Ive got to go with the Panthers. I would be miserable if they came out of this region and I shied away from pulling the trigger. East: Indiana is the easy selection here. Given the lack of other viable contenders in the Hoosiers bracket, I have a hard time picking anyone else to win the national championship. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. Stats, recent history lead to shocking Final Four prediction Greg Lucatwitter: @gregluca UF Bask etball