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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 122 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1460 /35Guard motivated by benchingAfter limited minutes against Northwestern State, redshirt senior Mike Rosario shone against Minnesota in Sundays victory, pg 14. In wake of Lil Wayne incident, experts warn against sizzurpIts made with cough syrup, pain killers and alcohol, pg 5. Floridians eat more locally than rest of USThe study found 20 percent of food eaten at home is local, pg 8. A new Red Robin location is open in the Oaks Mall. Read the story on page 9. Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffBats of Fury evening. Scarpa is touring various college campuses while on Spring Break. ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterFormer U.S. Representative, presidential candidate and physician Ron Paul will speak at UF on April 15. During his three-decade political career, Paul ran for president three separate times, most recently in 2012. Pauls son, Rand earlier this month. Paul will speak at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Tax Day. It was just a coincidence that he said Accent chairman Josh Holtzman. This certainly enhances the event has to deal with taxing and economic The doors open at 7 p.m., and the event $55,000 to come speak solutions of the political economic situation, said Holtzman, a 22-year-old UF political science and history senior. Admission is free. seating. Holtzman said the Q-and-A portion of the night could get controversial. Accent is always seeking to stir up controversy in a way that furthers I think it is a positive form of controPaul speak. I heard him speak during the primary, and I was interested in a lot of what he had Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@ alligator.org.Former US Rep. Ron Paul coming to speak at UF ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterAlachua County reigns supreme in Florida in recycling. For the second year in a row, the county has reported the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Reynolds, a department spokeswoman, said Alachua County has a 50 percent recycling rate, a full 5 percent higher than Lee, Reynolds credits the aggressive recycling rate to the inclusion of commercial waste in the recycling stream, which most counties dont enforce. Alachua County is the furthest along in reaching the states olds said. Alachua highest recycling county in FLLOCAL KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff WriterIn an effort to reduce pedestrian accidents on the Southwest 62nd ists of people crossing the road. operations world as rectangular rapThey look like normal pedestriancrossing signs, except the poles are tons. The lights are activated when Mann said. The signs were met with varying reactions from students living in the Pavilion on 62nd apartment complexes near the crosswalk. Zachary Lash, a 21-year-old UF history senior and Pavilion resident, said he thinks the signs will help increase safety when crossing the student were rushed to the hospital crossing the road. It was the cheapest, quickest soAlex Kindred agreed. However, Hell address the crowd on Tax Day, April 15SEE RECYCLING, PAGE 4 SEE CROSSWALK, PAGE 4Paul It was the cheapest, quickest solution that they crosswalk safer.Zachary LashUF history senior and Pavilion resident


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 122 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECAST WHATS HAPPENING?Toastmasters pizza potluck Talking Gators Toastmasters monthly potluck is tonight. Pizza will be provided. Bring food or drink to share, or just attend to learn about Toastmasters. The meeting begins at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031, 970 Natural Area Drive. Toastmasters is open to everyone. For more information about the club, go to talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Talking Gators is also on Facebook. Freedom to give with Noor Elashi and Mick Kelly The third event of Palestinian solidarity month will be from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 109. Writer and activist Noor Elashi will speak about the struggles her family faced for supporting Palestine. Her father, Ghassan Elashi, was one of the founders of the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development, which was the largest Islamic charity in the U.S. until it was shut down in 2001 by executive order. They were accused and convicted of providing material support for terrorism in the form of humanitarian aid given to charities called zakat committees. Elashi will speak about the Holy Land Five case along with her fathers attorney, John Cline. Joyce documentary In Bed with Ulysses at the Hipp At 7:15 p.m., In Bed with Ulysses brings fresh insight into how James Joyces masterpiece, Ulysses, was written, published and received. Not only for dedicated Joyce fans, the film tells the story of an obsessed artist who was willing to sacrifice family and friends for his craft. A talkback with UFs own James Joyce scholar, Brandon Kershner, will follow the film. For more info and to buy tickets, check www.thehipp.org or call 352375-HIPP. Startup internship fair Connect with local entrepreneurs and interview for summer/fall internship opportunities with businesses p.m. There will be Crew vs. Crew Battles, 2 vs. 2 Popping Battle and EXHIBITION UF Beatbox. On Sunday, there will be a panel discussion about leadership and activism in the hip-hop community in the Reitz Union, Room 287, at noon. At the same time on the Plaza of the Americas, there will be cyphers and a Graff Expo. Bring paint. Like the Facebook page The Hip-Hop Collective for more event information. Gator Allies 1.0 training Join LGBT Affairs for a Gator Allies Training Session on Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. in Graham Halls second floor gallery. Gator Allies trainings further participants understanding of heteronormativity, homophobia and their effects on 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. For more information, visit www.ufsa. ufl.edu/events/details/1883. 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. like Grooveshark and Trendy Entertainment. More than 15 companies will recruit students for both paid and nonpaid positions, ranging from marketing to engineering to graphic design. Join The Entrepreneurship Club at UF for a night of free food and networking. The fair begins Wednesday at 6:15 p.m. in the Hough Hall lobby. Email gatorcreators@gmail.com for more information. IBC talks African-American Studies On Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Institute of Black Culture, Sharon Austin, Ph.D., director of African-American Studies, will discuss the AfricanAmerican Studies bachelors degree program and the careers available to students who choose the field. The major will be interdisciplinary and focus on communitybased learning and on the African-American experience in a transnational context. For more information about the African-American Studies bachelors degree, please contact the Department of African-American Studies at 352-392-5724. For more information about the IBCs Food 4 the Soul, please contact the IBC at ibc@multicultural. ufl.edu. A free lunch will be served. The Hip-Hop Collective: Soul Cypher 13 Three days of cyphers, battles, expos and more is free to the public. This hiphop jam brings together the elements of the culture for one weekend. On Friday, theres Thelma A. Boltin Center at 5:30 p.m., 2 vs. 2 Bboy Battles, Emcee Olympics and the 7-To-Smoke Invitational. On Saturday, there are dance workshops, and the main event will be in the Reitz Unions Rion Ballroom at 5 SUNNY 75/49 SUNNY 72/44 SUNNY 70/41 SUNNY 65/37 SUNNY 60/35


TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 ITS THE FIFTH YEAR OF THE CREATIVE UNIVERSITY PROGRAM. GARRETT BRUNOAlligator Contributing WriterA partnership between UF and Fox Sports culminated Monday afternoon in a competition that put UF advertising students creative prowess on display. Creative University, Fox Sports Florida and Foxs Sun Sports tasked a group of six UF College of Journalism and Communications students with producing a campaign for the Miami Marlins that will be presented to the public. of the more interesting and challenging topics that weve ever given to a group of students, said Eric Esteban, media relations manager for Fox Sports Florida and Sun Sports. We will be deciding which campaign works best, and from there its on us to implement it. Overcoming impressions that the Marlins engaged in too much player trading, one idea the group created was the playful theme Dont Be a Trader. In an attempt to garner a broader audience, another idea was Show Your Scales. A big problem with the Marlins was the current brand image, said Matt Delisle, a 22-year-old advertising graduate student. You dont want to focus too much on the negative. The students viewed this as an opportunity to create something for the real world. With this campaign, we had the opportunity to actually go into production and see something that may actually get made, said Jonathan Muench, a 21-yearold advertising junior. The groups presented a storyboard of example television spots, social media campaigns, billboard ideas, print advertisements and radio scripts. Fox Sports wish to produce and invite the students on set to view the production. Echoing the consensus of the group, Muench said, This is real.UF ad students compete for Fox Sports campaignLIFESTYLE MARJORIE NUNEZAlligator WriterThe rate of sexually transmitted diseases in Alachua County is alarmingly high, but organizations are putting forth extra efforts next month to spread awareness and reduce local infection rates. Rebecca Tanner, a health educator at the Alachua County Department of Health, said the county ranks fourth in number of STDs statewide. The department of health is working on developing outreach programs that will target screenings and educational activities about STDs to areas in the community with high rates, she said. A big problem in the county is with bacterial infections, she said. Some infections monitored by the state include syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea. These STDs go unnoticed because often there are no symptoms, Tanner said. From 2008 to 2012, women accounted for 68 percent of chlamydia and gonorrhea cases, according to data from the Florida Department of Health. Tanner attributed the disparity to women being tested more often than men. A lot of men just dont get tested as frequently. They dont have a reason to get tested unless their partner tells them look, I have something, or something starts burning or hurting, she said. If youre having sex, especially sex without a condom, youve got to get tested regularly. Victoria Joyal, a 22-year-old UF computer engineering senior and vice president of VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood, said the organization is celebrating STD awareness month with the GYT campaign: Get Yourself Tested. The campaign which partners with MTV, the CDC and other health organizations started Monday with tabling on the Reitz Union Colonnade. For the kickoff session of GYT, VOX partnered with GatorWell Health Promotion Services to offer free HIV testing. Amanda, a 19-year-old UF accounting sophomore, said although she often sees Planned Parenthood tabling around campus, she had no idea STD Awareness Month existed. But she supports getting tested. You should know if you have something so you can avoid spreading it to others, Amanda said.April is STD Awareness Month If youre having sex, especially sex without a condom, youve got to get tested regularly.Rebecca Tannerhealth educator at the Alachua County Department of Health


The legislation for this goal was passed in 2008, but the exact path to achieving the goal was left to the counties. Its up to them what they implement, but they are required to have some sort of recycling requirement in place, Reynolds said. Dale Morris, the UF solid waste coordinator, said UF realizes the way to promote recycling on campus is to make it more convenient. Over the last few years, almost every standalone trash can on campus has had a recycling bin added on. However, Starbucks cups may not make up as much of UFs waste stream as students may think. Most of the recycling we do on this campus has nothing to do with students, Morris said. If you looked at a pie chart of all the recyclables on campus, the sliver for bottles and cans is so small its almost nonexistent. They are certainly the most visible and expensive thing UF recycles, he said, but bottles and cans are only a tiny portion of the universitys waste stream. UF recycled 5,472 tons of waste in 2012. Of that, about 2,000 tons were paper, about 1,800 were woody debris and about 450 were concrete. Bottles and cans made up a measly 164 tons of the grand total, Morris said. Reynolds said recycling is one of the top ways to be more sustainable. Its one of the easier things to do, she said. It can be done at home, at work or when youre out on vacation. up at the road when the lights are ple who do have to cross the street every day, she said, but its frustrating for the drivers. Pavilion resident Taylor Michael, a 20-year-old UF family, youth and community sciences junior, said she feels safer on the crosswalk but still takes her own precautions when crossing the road, a mindset Mann and the public works department are trying to promote. Weve put all this infrastructure in to help protect the people that live in the apartment complexes, Mann said. Now we need them to use the crosswalk correctly to maximize their safety. Mann added that the department has requested Regional Transit System to explain how to use the signs to bus riders. Commissioner Todd Chase, who called the city to take action on the crosswalk after Lashs crash, agreed both drivers and pedestrians should be cautious at the intersection. However, he said, because the crosswalk falls in the middle of a block rather than at an intersection, it could be too dangerous to use. I think at some point there has to be some kind of a common sense, reasonable approach to balancing the safety of pedestrians with the convenience of pedestrians, he said. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@ alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffCR OSS W ALK, from page 1 RECYCLING, from page 1 SARAH KINONENAlligator Staff WriterFor Ariel Porto, opting for 5-Hour Energy Shots saved her MCAT score. This past summer, I switched from coffee to energy drinks during my practice in which meant fewer bathroom breaks, said the 21-year-old UF psychology senior. Although Porto doesnt consume as many energy drinks now that shes completed the MCAT, she realizes there may be risks associated with the highcaffeinated drinks. In fact, sipping on energy drinks may lead to high blood pressure and a change in heart rhythms, according to a study by the American Heart Association in New Orleans last week. The study, which has not been published, examined the QT interval the measure of time it takes to complete the electrical cycle in the heart of a pool of participants who consumed energy drinks. The participants of the study were young, healthy 18to 45year-olds who did not have any known heart disease. Blood pressure increased an average of 3.5 points while the QT interval was 10 milliseconds longer than those who did not consume energy drinks, according to the study. Dr. Gordon Tomaselli, the chief of cardiology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and former president of the American Heart Association, said both normal, healthy people and especially those with heart disease are at risk. The concern obviously is that these cardiovascular effects certainly can have have pre-existing heart disease, while those who are otherwise healthy get away with it, he said. For college students, doctors at UF recommend opting for other sources of caffeine and staying away from energy drinks. I certainly would do all that I could to avoid [energy drinks] until we know more about this, said Dr. Carl Pepine, a professor of medicine at UF. Contact Sarah Kinonen at skinonen@ alligator.org. JOVAHN HUERTASAlligator Contributing WriterA former South African judge and life-long human rights activist will weigh in on gay marriage today at UF Levin College of Law. Albie Sachs, 78, who retired from his post as Justice of the Constitutional Court of South Africa in 2009, will speak at Gay Marriage and the Promise of Equality, a free event Ceremonial Classroom in Holland Hall, Room 180. The event begins at noon. Sachs will discuss his role in the legalization of same-sex marriage in South Africa and his beliefs on human rights, said Joseph Jackson, UF Law senior legal skills professor. He believes in a right to be different, he said. That society has an obligation to respect people for who they are. Sachs authored the courts 2005 decision that struck down South Africas restriction of marriage between one man and one woman, which made same-sex marriage. In 1988, a bomb planted on Sachs car by South African security agents took his right arm and vision in one of his eyes. R. Hunt Davis, a professor emeritus in the UF Department of History with a speciality in South African history, said Sachs should not just be seen as a gay rights activist. He believes in the advancement of rights for all humans, Davis said.Human rights activist to speak at law schoolLIFES TYLE JOSE ZOZAYAAlligator Contributing WriterIn the 27 years that the Alachua County Library District has existed, citizens on the east side of Gainesville have asked for a library close enough for them to visit. Before the end of this year, those residents will have a new place to go and curl up with a good book. After years of discussing ideas about building a library on the citys east side, the library district ing of the new Cone Park library branch. Last week, residents gathered at the site of the future branch, which will be located at 2841 E. University Ave., for a groundbreaking ceremony. The 1,300 square-foot portable building the library district has used will remain until constarts. Eventually, the portable building will be replaced by a new 10,000 square-foot facility, which should cost $1 million. Phillis Filer, a public service administrator for the Alachua County Library District, said construction on the Cone Park liin October. She added that construction may begin as early as next week. The new branch will include the same amenities found in other county libraries such as a meeting room, a computer area with up to 20 desktops and a childrens section with a play area, Filer said. Shaney Livingston, the library district director, said the library district has signed a 99-year lease to locate the library in Cone Park. Filer said many people in the city wanted a library branch that was on the citys east side. In years past, the headquarters branch, at 401 E. University Ave., was considered the east side branch, but residents wondered east side library. People are so ecstatic at the fact were doing this, she said.Ground broken for new 10,000 square-foot library in east Gainesville People are so ecstatic at the fact were doing this.public service administrator for the Alachua County Library DistrictT omaselli


TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffGame TimeAnthony Richards, 19, plays Allen Alford, 23, in Yu-Gi-Oh! on Monday evening at the Alachua County Library District. LIFES TYLE JUSTINE GIANCOLAAlligator Contributing WriterRapper Lil Wayne was hospitalized last week for seizures possibly associated with drinking a cough syrup mixture. Local experts warn of the medicines dangers. This concoction, also known as drank, sizzurp or lean, can be made with different ingredients including sodas and candies. The main components are promethazine and codeine, which can be found in commercially available cough medicines. Paul Doering, a professor of pharmacy at UF, said taking promethazine and codeine in large doses can slow or even stop breathing. The effects of the mixture include an intense feeling of euphoria, drowsiness and altered mood, Doering said. People underestimate its potency, and they underestimate the problems it can cause, he said. Lil Wayne is darn lucky he didnt end up in the cemetery. Joan Scully, substance abuse coordinator at UFs Counseling & Wellness Center, has seen the drinks Scully said cough medicine taken in large portions can act as a hallucinogen. Anything that produces a desired effect on a person can be addicting, she said. People who are predisposed to addictions are more likely to struggle. I have worked with one person for sure who became addicted to the point where she had bottles in her backseat, she said. Scully wants students to know there are programs available to help those questioning their drug use as well as ways to help them stay clean. Danielle, a 19-year-old UF student, said she wanted to see what the drink was like. I passed out when I stood up to get water, she said.In wake of Lil Wayne incident, experts warn against sizzurp KELSEY WONDERLINAlligator Contributing WriterFlorida could be affected by two U.S. Supreme Court cases scheduled for hearing today and Wednesday that challenge laws against gay marriage. One case challenges Californias Proposition 8, which would effectively ban gay marriage. The other addresses the national Defense of Marriage Act, a federal law that recognizes marriage as a union between a man and a woman, said Joseph Jackson, a senior legal skills professor at the UF Levin College of Law and an associate director for the Center on Children and Families. Jackson said if the court decides against Proposition 8 in broad terms, the ruling could compel other states like Florida to lift bans on same-sex marriage. Florida only recognizes marriage as a legal union between one man and one woman, according to the Florida Constitution. It was proposed by an initiative petition in 2005 and adopted in 2008. The Supreme Court may rule that California violates the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment because it allows opposite-sex couples to receive a traditional marriage but denies samesex couples the same right, he said. In light of a possible Supreme Court decision like this, state agencies that issue marriage licenses in states that ban gay marriage would likely issue same-sex couples marriage licenses to prevent them Jackson said the case regarding the Defense of Marriage Act has the potential to affect all 50 states. The provision of the act present in the case only affects federal laws and would not directly affect Floridas laws. A decision against the marriage act would only impact same-sex couples legally married under state law, Jackson said. They would be treated as married like joint tax returns or Social Security. LB Hannahs, director of LGBT Affairs at UF, said the California ban being lifted would mean another step forward for the LGBT community. Its a small win because its another state recognizing it, she said. Jackson said even if the court upholds Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act, more states will recognize same-sex marriage because theres a trend of increasing public support for gay marriage. Marriage is a very important relationship, and people care very much about who is able to get married, he said.Supreme Court same-sex marriage rulings could affect Florida lawScully Marriage is a very important relationship, and people care very much about who is able to get married.Joseph JacksonUF Levin College of Law professor


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, MARCH 26, 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 Mondays question: Do you think Craig Lowe should continue his campaign? Vote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTodays question: Do you drink energy drinks?Zygote rights lets talk about themGuys, lets talk about zygotes. Whats there to talk about, right? Theyre just hanging out in magical uterus land, enjoying being the union of two gametes. Theyre all like, Hey, Im a diploid cell that contains DNA from two people! Come at me, bro. According to North Dakota, my little bro-anthropomorphized zygote is now a person endowed with all the legal and unalienable rights of a U.S. citizen. Well that seems a little silly, dont you think? Nonsense. Nothing is considered silly when it comes to the abortion battle. Bring all your junk science and skewed analogies to the table, because it is about to get absolutely ludicrous up in here. North Dakotas anti-abortion amendment on personhood sums up that since that a zygote is imbued with all the legal rights of a U.S. citizen at conception, to terminate that zygote would count as murder. The fact that this bill banning all abortions has passed through the states House and Senate says something to the extent that a solid way to get an agenda across is to tell people their diploid cells need more rights. But its the means to an end, right? Its not about the argument itself: Its about whatever it takes for North Dakota to outlaw abortions completely and to shut down its one lonely abortion clinic. (Thats not even an exaggeration. There is only one in the state.) So I understand that. What bugs me is that lawmakers and anti-abortion advocates are so focused on the end game they dont really believe the arguments they are making anymore. Neither the state nor the supporters for the bill believes personhood begins at conception. About 20 percent of human embryos end in miscarriage, according to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. They fail to implant on the uterine lining within body. This happens pretty quickly, and most women dont even realize they were pregnant. If someone actually believed life began at conception, and that anything stopping that life was murder, this would be truly upsetting information. Twenty percent? Thats a constant slaughter; genocide like the world has never seen. How can we fund medical research into helping reduce the number of lives that are taken? Can we start a to stop our own murderous bodies from taking the lives of the innocent? That never happens. No one thinks twice about those zygotes. So its pretty clear people dont really consider a fertilized cell a viable human life. Or at least some zygotes are worth more rights and public outrage than others. Personhood supporters could change their motto to: Life begins after a few weeks when we can be reasonably assured that it wont be aborted by the body. But I dont think that has the same ring to it. And apart from the laws it makes, the state doesnt consider your embryo a U.S. citizen either. If it did, as soon as you peed that plus sign you would be name and register that squirming mass of cells with a social security number. The state recognizes your gift of life when, and only when, on the societal grid. So even though the North Dakota Legislature may claim a zygote is a person, its hospitals, census takers and tax collectors wont. Of course personhood supporters in North Dakota arent actually concerned with these discrepancies they are just trying to make sure abortions get outlawed. This wont swing any views, so let this at least be an exbeing fought for. Lauren Flannery is a business administration sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Snooze Fest: Actress entertains as art exhibitHow many of you kids reading this article graduated from the International Baccalaureate program of your high school? Cool! We did, too. Though it was probably not as rewarding we did make an awful lot of nerdy friends during it. We were also forced to have a lot of thought-provoking discussions. We often had to look at pictures or representations of museum pieces and decide whether we considered them to be art. Did it have to be by a professional artist? Did art only exist on museum walls? What if someone named a urinal Fountain? Art. Its all art. Everything is art. Theory of Knowledge was nearly a pointless class until this weekend. Actress and space queen Tilda Swinton started her own performance art at the Museum of Modern Art. People went nuts. in London. All the piece shows is Swinton lying on a mattress in a glass box, apparently asleep. The description card reads, according to the New York Times: Living artist, glass, steel, mattress, pillow, linen, water and spectacles. Its a random piece, meaning the museum staff will only be times, according to Vulture. The Vulture article continued to say it was as if people were beholding an Egyptian mummy come to semi-somnambulant life. Oh, she twitched! Shes breathing. Oh my God! Is that that movie star? real shared time: now we see it, now we dont, read the MoMAs statement. So, what do you think? Is this art? Or is this a nap? It seems a little pretentious to us. Maybe thats the point. Where would we be in this world if movie stars didnt do slightly offbeat art experiments? Even better is the wonderful possibility that museum visitors might come here, see a movie star asleep in a case, accept it as some kind of art, get super excited, and wonder how on Earth something this strange got started, wrote the Vulture article. And theyd rush upstairs to the greatest collection of modern art in the world, let themselves go, and add their thinking to the group mind. It doesnt sound like the fairytale dreamland The New York Times paints it as, but it doesnt have to be a waste of time either. Arguably, this is one of the more tame performance art pieces that weve ever heard of, mostly because it doesnt contain any public nudity or other weird things. (The reviewer from Vulture also reviewed one of those exhibits. I dont remember seeing this many breasts in a museum gallery since the last retrospective of the nineteenth-century French academic painter William-Adolphe Bouguereau, and those were on canvas.) Good luck, artists. Keep doing weird things and one day you might be like Swinton asleep in a glass box in public. Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org 154TOTAL VOTES60% YES 40% NO


TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Ms. Raksheen Ayaz, This email is in response to your column Why I didnt vote in last weeks elections published in the Alligator on Feb. 27. Please note that the following opinions are uniquely my own and may chapter or council. I understand that the content of your own published column is completely up to you, I get that. But with the written word I also believe there comes power, and with that power the age-old responsibility. What I would like you to know is that in this particular case where you called the multicultural sororities and fraternities wannabees your words have done more than represent your own personal a whole council of Greeks and their potential new members at this university. Let me explain. The Multicultural Greek Council was founded at the University of Florida on Nov. 15, 1999. Since its inception, the MGC has prided itself on being unique. We are not trying to be like anyone else or any other council. We are our own entity and love our differences. Ethnically based, each chapter in our council places high importance on cultural diversity and awareness. We do our best to celebrate who we are, where we come from, and interact members of our council. Our chapters are small, this is true, but we love that. These members are our lifelong friends, I can say that I expect my entire chapter to be at my wedding one day as well as other milestones in my life. We also respect the other Greek councils at UF and what they contribute to this community. What we strive for is universal Greek Unity gained through mutual respect and relationships. Hopefully this has given you a little more information on really who we are and what we stand for. What bothered me about your statement was that you spoke not from a place of knowledge but little concern of your For the most part, the MGC recruits new mouth and reputation. Like it or not, what you said inhibits that. Compared to other councils, we are a relatively young group, and I would hate to have someones uninformed opinion stand in the way of our growth. I encourage you to reach out to any willing MGC member, myself included, to further discuss the topic. Im sure you are a reasonable young woman, and I only noticed that you seemed misinformed. What I can hope is that I or someone else can educate you more on the matter and together we can end misconceptions and prejudice at a great institution of higher learning like UF. Melanie Cabezas UF engineering junior President, Gamma Eta Sorority Inc.Letters to the EditorMitch and Cam, Stanford Blatch, Lloyd Lee, Kurt and Blaine, Will Truman. Who are these people, and what relevance do they share to each other? These seven characters, among a recent many more, are popular cultures depiction of homosexuality through television. Since TV is unfortunately where most people get their day-to-day education, I often wonder just how accurate of a depiction this may be and what affect these fallacies may have. Personally, I have met several gay men in my life thus far, many without even realizing it at the time. culture likes to depict them as. Such incorrect portrayals illustrate gay men as extremely feminine, often in appearance and behavior. American society has warped little boys to aspire to be: strong, violent, tough. In my experience, I cannot name a single television program that casts a tall, muscular, deep-voiced, dirtyhanded male to play the gay character. be seen on YouTube in the video Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends. This CollegeHumor video, a calculated and alternative reasoning as to why people should approve gay marriage, threatens that gay men are better suited to girls than their own boyfriends, illustrating them all in a single way. Every spoken sentence begins with we, as if all gay men are identical to each other in likes and dislikes, attitude and behavior. Take the following sentences from the video for example: We dress better than you and You dont want to go dancing? We teach a dance class. In these cases, gay men are not only grouped into a single misrepresentation, but it is a representation of all things feminine. disheartening. this unmanly stereotype, and the fact that each of the aforementioned male television characters enjoy theater and shopping and speaking in high-toned voices misrepresents all of the gay men that exist outside of our televisions. That is not to say some do behave in these ways; it most certainly does not mean they all do. If we are led through pop culture to think the sum of all gay men behave in the same way, should we also expect the behavior of straight men to be uniform in all of their likes and dislikes, as well? We know very well that straight men and literally all people in general have very different personalities and interests. To categorize a group of people as identical because of their sexuality, the way we have the gay man, is unfair and untrue. Collectively perpetuating gays as feminine has negative Rather than be shown the respect typically expected as a male, homosexual men are instead treated like a woman would be, as sensitive and weak. These misrepresentations of all gays as feminine supplies straight men with reason to other them and treat them as such. In recent television history, gay and lesbian characters have appeared almost out of thin air, suddenly included in the plots of shows on every major network. Ultimately, it is no real enigma that gay rights have simultaneously entered political agendas and debates. 36-inch television, whether consciously or unconsciously, at all parallel to what we might discover from meeting them in person? You can make your own conclusions, but unfortunately, I dont think so. Chloe Briscoe is an international studies major at UF.Pop cultures portrayal of homosexuality is anything but fairGuest columnChloe BriscoeSpeaking Out


ALEXA VOLLANDAlligator WriterWearing a teal strapless gown, Tori Petry stood on stage as she was crowned Miss Marion County USA. Petry, a 20-year-old UF telecommunication junior, competed alongside six other women March 16 for the chance to go on to the Miss Florida USA pageant. Not new to the pageant world, Petry was also crowned Miss Marion County Teen USA 2011 and USA pageant. Really, the best thing about going into a pageant is going to have fun with it and not worrying about whether you are going to win or lose, she said. Petry, also a model for Gainesville Fashion Week, said the rehearsals for the fashion show helped her prepare for the pageant. This is her third year involved in Gainesville Even with her experience, Petry said, she still felt jitters on stage. pageants, and it was nerve-wracking to be back on stage again, she said. I think that the onstage question part is what to expect. Although a lot of what people see is the pageant process, Petry said she is most excited about what comes after earning a title. said. But my favorite part of having a title is the part where you go out and represent the community. love. to her daughter attending fundraisers and charity events over the next year, too. She reaches out to the others around her, and she enjoys the whole experience, not just the competing part, Ginger Petry said. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013Courtesy to the AlligatorTori Petry, a 20-year-old UF telecommunication junior, was crowned Miss Marion County USA on March 16. In July, Petry will move on to compete in the Miss Florida USA pageant. UF student to compete in Miss Florida But my favorite part of having a title is the part where you go out and represent the community. Its cool to represent the county I grew up in and love.Tori PetryUF telecommunication junior ANDREW KAYSAlligator Contributing Writer if locally grown foods are really healthier, cheaper and of higher quality than imported ones. But consumers certainly seem to think so, said the extension scientist in the Food and Resource Economics DeFood and Agricultural Sciences. Hodges was one of the researchers in a consumer preference study by UF that found 20 percent of food eaten at home by Floridians was grown locally, to the tune of $8.3 billion in a year. Different studies indicate that other states obtain about 5 percent of their food locally. Hodges said the two biggest factors were the nearly yearlong growing season and the recent media attention on local and natural foods. Russ Welker, natural foods ket, agreed. Local food sales have last 10 years, pushed by a big wave nationally in buying locally, he said. Hodges said Gainesville residents spent an average of about $1,400 per household on local foods in a year. He said this contrasted with the statewide household average of about $1,114 spent in a year on locally grown food, primarily from retail grocers and farmers markets. Small and medium farms, especially those in the North Central Florida region, have embraced the movement toward selling local products, ones most likely to take advantage. Food taken home from restaurants accounted for $320 million of the total, according to the study. Hodges said he thinks there is a great opportunity to increase that amount. For chains, the decision to buy local food is usually made at the corporate level, he said. For independent restaurant owners or their chefs, the decision is theirs whether they are going to. Welker said quite a few Gainesville restaurants bought raised products, and Summuch. Both Hodges and Welker noted the diversity of consumers of locally grown products. We have the rainbow of humanity coming through each year, Welker said.Floridians eat more locally than rest of USSTATE


TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 LOCAL HANNA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterJustin Vanduren pointed to items on the glossy, new Red Robin menu. I always get the Whiskey River BBQ Chicken or the Whiskey River BBQ Burger, said the 34-year-old law enforcement worker. Vanduren was one of more than 100 people who attended the grand opening of Red Robin, a chain restaurant known for its gourmet burgers, in the Oaks Mall at 6419 Newberry Road, Monday. After a soft opening and sneakpeeks throughout last week, the restaurant Gainesville. We saw the signs outside, and we stopped by a few times, but they were always in training or under construction, Vanduren said. I talked about Red Robin all the Andy Somers, the new restaurant opening director, said that after the last week of anticipation, he couldnt be more pleased with all the customer reactions. Weve been full since we opened the doors at 11 a.m., he said. that the community has received us so well. Raul Amill, Red Robin regional operations director, said all of the positive feedback has given the restaurant an encouraging start. Id say our culture itself is different than other restaurants, he said. Some people are from Gainesville, they grew to us. For customers like Christy Ealy, who had seen the commercials but never visited a Red Robin, the new Gainesville location is a welcome addition. Id see the commercials and hear the jingle all the time and wonder, What is this? the 39-year-old Gainesville nurse said. Now I can see for myself.More than 100 Red Robin fans welcome new Oaks Mall locationKelly Logan / Alligator StaffRed Robin, in the Oaks Mall at 6419 Newberry Road, had its grand opening Monday morning. More than 100 people attended.


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TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG #alligatorSportsTweetableAND BEST BELIEVE I WILL BE #GATORCHOMPIN THE REST OF THE WAY!!!! #SEC Marshall Henderson, Ole Miss guard Twitter: @NativeFlash22 Closer Johnny Magliozzi should join Floridas starting rotation, writes columnist Adam Pincus. See story, page 16.Poll QuestionWill the UF mens basketball team advance past the Elite Eight? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.AP Photo Redshirt senior guard Mike Rosario (3) celebrates with senior forward Erik Murphy (33) after Floridas 78-64 victory against Minnesota on Sunday in Austin, Texas. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer Mike Rosario lost focus early in the second half of No. 3 seed Floridas 79-47 win against Northwestern State on Friday. fensive possession of the second half, Rosario allowed his man, forward Patrick Robinson, to cut backdoor on a screen, grab an offensive rebound and score a putback layup to cut UFs lead to 40-34. With 19:24 remaining, coach Billy Donovan subbed out Rosario. The redshirt senior did not return to the game until the 6:39 mark. I got asked after the Northwestern State game, Geez, you sat Mike Rosario for [13] minutes? Donovan said. I didnt sit Mike Rosario for [13] minutes. He sat himself. But after an erratic, eightpoint performance on 3-of-9 shooting against the Demons during which he saw only 15 minutes on the court Rosario Minnesota. In the third-seeded Gators 78-64 victory against the No. 11 seed Golden Gophers, Rosario enjoyed one of his best games at UF. The Rutgers transfer scored a team-high 25 points on 8-of-12 shooting in 34 minutes to help UF reach its third straight Sweet 16. Rosario drilled 6 of his 9 three-point attempts, made 3 of 4 free throws and did not commit a turnover in the contest. I didnt bring that full Mike sario said. I just felt that coming ing my job. So I was beating myself up about it, and I was happy to come out [Sunday] and get the job done. Guard Scottie Wilbekin added: Im extremely happy. He didnt play as well as he would have wanted to or we would want him to in the game before. It was great to see him come out like this. Despite playing with a dishand, Rosario found his shooting touch early. point attempt, Rosario made his next three from behind the arc, with two coming on backto-back possessions. As Florida led 13-10, Rosario buried a three from the left corner. Seventeen seconds later, he drained a jumper from the same spot this time wide open as the Gators took a 16-10 lead. Rosario was a key factor in Floridas 27-5 run, which helped it take a 48-27 halftime lead. After Minnesota cut a 21-point lead to seven with 12:35 left, center Patric Young dished the ball to Rosario, who hit an open three from the left wing with 10:29 left to cap a 6-0 run. Then, at the 3:13 mark, Rosario provided the dagger a three from the right corner that stretched UFs lead to 17 points. Those are some big shots, Rosario said. The one thing that [Donovan] talked to me before I transferred here, he said youre putting yourself in big moments and big games and just being in this big situation like that. I really took full advantage of it tonight and I told myself, If Im open, Im going to knock down the shot. With a matchup against No. 15 seed Florida Gulf Coast looming on Friday at 10:07 p.m. in Arlington, Texas, for a spot in the Elite Eight, Donovan will need Rosario to stay focused and locked in a phrase he has preached to the redshirt senior all season. A victory would give the Gators their third straight trip to the Elite Eight. Everybodys different, Donovan said. I think you have to try as a coach to hit the right buttons there. Mike lets me coach him. He takes responsibility. The best part about him is he really cares about his teammates. All Im trying to get out of him is to be his best.Guard earns redemption in standout performance I didnt bring that full game.Mike RosarioUF guardWOMENS BASKETBALL PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer Jaterra Bonds is ready for a rematch. Bonds scored 12 points on 4-of-5 shooting as Florida crushed Winthrop 85-53 in the second round of the WNIT at Winthrop Coliseum in Rock Hill, S.C., on Monday. With the victory, the Gators advance to the third round of the WNIT. Florida will face Charlotte, a team the Gators have developed a rivalry with during the past few seasons, on Wednesday night at 7. Florida was in a similar position two years ago, meeting Charlotte in the second round of the WNIT. After taking a 17-point second-half lead, the Gators watched the 49ers storm back to grab an 81-77 overtime victory, ending UFs season in heartbreaking fashion. Bonds, then a freshman, led the Gators with 23 points in defeat. Coach Amanda Butler spent two seasons at Charlotte prior to taking the same position at Florida, meaning there is a healthy dose of familiarity between the two teams. The Gators also feel they have a score to settle. They came out, and they beat us the last time, Bonds said. But I dont plan on that happening again. After battling to earn a Florida International, Florida buried Winthrop (21-12) by halftime. The Eagles, who were coming son win a 65-51 victory against Florida Gulf Coast could not contain the Gators backcourt. January Miller connected on a pair of of her game-high 16 points before halftime. Kayla Lewis added nine of her 15 points before the break, and Bonds chipped in with eight of her 12. points against FIU, Sydney Moss notched a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds. We just wanted to make sure that we and put our foot down, Bonds said. These last few games, we have come out and been down, so we wanted to make sure we had the upper hand and push the tempo and run. The Gators refused to relent after halftime, as Florida (20-14) led by as many as 35 points in the second half. I really loved our tempo, Butler said. I thought we played great defense, and we had Florida tempo. Thats really, really important for us. Monday was the third consecutive game the Gators faced a conference player of the year. After losing to Tennessee and Meighan Simmons, the co-Southeastern Conferthe SEC Tournament, Florida withstood 37 points from Jerica Coley, the Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year, to earn a win in Winthrop guard Dequesha McClanahan, with a team-best 15 points, while collecting But nothing could slow the Gators, who rolled to their largest margin of victory since beating Alabama 87-54 on Feb. 3. You have to take advantage of whats at hand and handle your business each and every time you step out on the court, Bonds said. Were still playing for a championship. No, its not the NCAA, its the NIT, but we still want to bring a championship home. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org.Florida routs Winthrop, advances to WNITs Sweet 16Bonds


TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffBridget Sloan performs on vault in UFs 196.975-196.075 win against UK on Feb. 22. GYMNASTICS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Writer One day after the Southeastern Conference named Bridget Sloan Freshman of the Year, she reached even greater heights. The Pittsboro, Ind., native claimed a share of the all-around title at the SEC Championships on Saturday in Little Rock, Ark. Sloan posted a 39.75 individual total to help No. 1 Florida win its second consecutive and ninth overall conference title. Sloan, a former Olympian, has embraced the pressure of competing for the nations top-ranked team. urday, Sloan was comfortable. She is a six-time member of the U.S. Senior National Team and was the youngest member of Team USAs silver-medal squad at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. In her freshman year, Sloan has racked up 16 individual titles nine coming since Feb. 16. Prior to Saturdays competition, Sloan ranked second in the NCAA with a 39.59 average. we were getting ready for podium training was I love the podium. I cant wait to compete on it, because thats where UF opened the SEC title meet on vault with a relatively low score. Florida notched a 49.375 on the apparatus due to a few missteps on landings and found itself in fourth after the In the next rotation, however, Sloans showing helped the Gators regain their footing. with a 9.95. She leads the nation with an average score of 9.868 on uneven bars. second in each of her uneven bars performances. And when Florida found itself in a close contest with Alabama heading yet again. After a pair of 9.9 scores from Randy Stageberg and Kiersten Wang, Sloan reSloans score sparked Ashanee Dickerson, Marissa King and Kytra Hunter, better. over the Crimson Tide for UFs second consecutive SEC crown. With Sloan now in the fold, Florida is hopeful it can get over the hump and defeat Alabama at this years Super Six in program history.Freshman key to SEC championship win Rhonda Faehn


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 26, 2013 Not quite good enough the four words no team wants to hear. For the Gators, the phrase grows louder with each close loss. As Florida (11-14) takes on No. 5 Florida State (22-2) tonight at 6 in Jacksonville, UF needs to get right-hander Johnny Magliozzi more involved. The sophomore entered 2013 as Floridas closer. He has been the pitching staffs custodian cleaning up his teammates messes and mistakes. A closer is a premium, appearances. His value is diminished in the back of the bullpen, especially with mop-up duty coming sooner and sooner. Coach Kevin OSullivan went to Magliozzi after UF ning of Floridas 5-4 loss to Vanderbilt on Sunday. Magliozzi bailed out the Gators again, giving up only one unearned run in 3.2 innings. He wont start against the Seminoles. Freshman Tucker Simpson (1-1, 4.91) will make his sixth career start. Florida State will counter with sophomore Luke Weaver (3-0, 1.00). Simpson didnt make an appearance against Vandy. Magliozzi only pitched on Sunday. Floridas combination of Sunday starters Justin Shafer and Eric Hanhold have allowed 26 earned runs in 32.2 innings. Neither has thrown more than 4.1 innings in a start. have been rubber games. The last time UF won on a Sunday was a 6-3 victory against Miami on March 3, which marks the last series the Gators have clinched. With Sunday woes keeping Florida from winning series, OSullivan should give Magliozzi the starting nod on Sundays. Every game from this point has added meaning. Only Georgias winless record in Southeastern Conference play is keeping Florida out of a four-way tie with Missouri, South Carolina and Mississippi State for last place in the league. A regional appearance for Florida will not be in play if it continues dropping two of three in a series. But leaving Magliozzi in the closers role fails to address Floridas failing starting staff. Magliozzi has been one of few bright spots among inconsistent UF pitchers. Freshman left-hander Danny Young and sophomore right-hander Ryan Harris have been the Gators other go-to relievers. Freshman Jay Carmichael, who began 2013 in the bullpen, is shining on Friday nights. mound. Whether its the Wild Thing walkup song or the The difference could just be that Magliozzi throws strikes. He lives in the strike zone. He throws fastballs, changeups and curveballs for strikes in any count. As a freshman last season, he made six midweek starts. For a team light on experience and in need of stronger starts on the mound, Magliozzi should earn a rotation spot. Age isnt an excuse, but its been a hindrance. At three games under .500, its time to give innings to the best pitchers. Florida is 1-5 in one-run games. Its time to see what this team could do with consistent starting pitching. The perfect scenario has a Florida starting pitcher reaching the sixth inning to turn the ball over to Young. Harris has been the most consistent in a group of inconsistent setup men this season. Then, Magliozzi comes on for the save. The problem is that this formula has been anything but perfect. The hitting hasnt helped the pitching and vice versa. Had Karsten Whitson not injured his shoulder, perhaps this is a non-issue. Its time to give Magliozzi a Sunday start. Series wins depend on it. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff Sophomore closer Johnny Magliozzi warms up between innings during Floridas 7-4 loss to Florida Gulf Coast on Feb. 24 at McKethan Stadium. Magliozzi ranks second among Gators with a 2.35 ERA this season. THE ADAM BOMB Florida should add sophomore closer to starting rotation Adam Pincustwitter: @adamDpincus