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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 79 /52 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13New senators take a stand about nomineeSen. Davis Bean was named Allocations Committee chair, pg 3. Visiting author dead serious about zombie survivalHe will be visiting Oct. 30, pg 5. Scuba Club membership resurfacing The group of Gators recently brought back its tradition of carving jack-o-lanterns, pg 8. The Florida cross country team is in good shape heading into the SEC Championships. Read the story on page 13. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 45 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013Megan Reeves / AlligatorMerry Go RoundAuriel Shupack, 7, plays at the Albert Ray Massey Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St., Tuesday afternoon. Read about Gainesvilles parks department on page 8. LIFESTYLE ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgAn article by Thrillist.com recently honored popular drunk eateries at the top party schools in the nation, and Gainesvilles Relish made the cut. Relish was chosen as the best intoxicated eatery at UF, but runners-up included Five Star Pizza and Larrys Giant Subs. Other listed favorites include the Grill at the University of Georgia, New York Roma Pizza at the University of Miami and Guthries at Florida State University. Zack Henrikson, shift leader at the downtown Relish location and a 20-year-old Santa Fe College English sophomore, said he agreed with the decision. I think that the Midtown location is really good for drunk people because its so close to all the bars, and its right across the street from campus, he said. Henrikson said that on popular going-out nights like Thursday, Friday and Saturday, the restaurant has to funnel people in. In the downtown location, were the only place thats still open, so everybody just comes and gets a burger, he said. However, even with the multitude of choices for late-night eats, Henrikson said he thinks burgers will always come out Drunk residents relished burgers top national list MORE THAN 57,000 ADULTS IN THEIR 20s REPORTED BEING IDENTITY THEFT VICTIMS IN 2012. ELIZABETH BROWNAlligator Contributing WriterJordan McPherson thinks twice before he uses his credit card. The 18-year-old UF journalism freshman said after his grandmothers identity was stolen, he became much more cautious about how he handles important personal information. And he has good reason. The Better Business Bureau recently reported that college students make up the highest percentage of identity theft victims. The Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book found 57,491 adults between the ages of 20 and 29 reported being identity theft victims in 2012. The bureau stated that those numbers accounted for about 21 percent of the total number of reported thefts, the highest of any 10-year age range. The data book also found Florida has the highest rate of reported identity thefts. Alicia Keaton, a senior associate director at UF Student Financial Affairs, said she has heard of some UF students having their identity stolen, but she wouldnt consider it a rampant problem. Because college students tend to be more lax with their information, she said, it makes them more susceptible to identity theft. Keaton said stealing mail and changing address forms are common types of identity theft, as well as phishing emailing consumers asking for username or password information. Thieves often identify themselves as a bank, a College students most susceptible to identity theft, report says KAYLA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterFavorable fall weather and unusual amounts of summer rain may have balanced out for local pumpkin patches. Rogers Farm, 3831 NW 156th Ave., has produced locally in years past, but this year, it had to ship in pumpkins from Mississippi due to excess rain during this years growing season. We normally grow our own pumpkins, said Earline Rogers, whose husband owns Rogers Farm. The soil is too wet for the seeds to grow this year. But Rogers said the patch still seems to be thriving with customers. The values of pumpkins harvested from the six top producing states totalled $113 million, according to a U.S. Census press release. Megan Bultemeier, the youth director at the First United Methodist Church of Alachua, 14805 NW 140th St., said business is booming at the churchs pumpkin patch. She said it seemed to be doing slightly better than last year. The weather has been nice this year, and I think that has helped, Bultemeier said. So far, the churchs patch has received two shipments totaling about 3,500 pumpkins, ranging from 50 cents to $35. She said pumpkins range in variety, too. Our pumpkins come in all shapes and sizes, Bultemeier said. One was their arms around it themselves, she said.Local pumpkin patches selling strong despite rainSEE IDENTITY, PAGE 4 SEE RELISH, PAGE 4 I think that the Midtown location is really good for drunk people because its so close to all the bars.Zack Henriksonshift leader at the downtown Relish location Nobody is ever going to ask password.Alicia Keatonsenior associate director at UF Student Financial Affairs for the seeds to grow this year.Earline Rogers
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 WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY SUNNY 77/50 SUNNY 75/48 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/47 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/51 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/52VOLUME 108 ISSUE 45 helped exonerate him in 2011. For information regarding this event, contact Rachael Cain at firstname.lastname@example.org, or check out the UF Hillel calendar at ufhillel.org/current-students/ cal. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to email@example.com. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?All-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser tonight Purchase a $5 all-you-can-eat spaghetti dinner from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Institute of Black Culture. All proceeds help the Flossie B. McLendon Memorial Drill Team purchase new uniforms. The dinner includes spaghetti, salad, bread, a drink and dessert. Tickets can be purchased at the fundraiser or by emailing vees@multicultural. ufl.edu. The Buddy Holly Story The Broadway musical Buddy The Buddy Holly Story will be performed at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Student tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office Stephen C. OConnell Center (Gate 1) or by calling 352-392-2787. Visit performingarts.ufl.edu for more information. Torah on Tap Come discuss what Judaism has to say about everyday topics. Join UF Hillel from 8 to 9 p.m. on the back patio of Leonardos Pizza by the Slice located on University Avenue and 13th Street. Rabbi Swedroe will lead the discussion and provide pizza. Just bring money for the tip, and get ready to chat. For more information, check out the UF Hillel calendar at ufhillel.org/current-students/ cal, or email Rabbi Swedroe at RabbiSwedroe@ufhillel.org. Free challah roll Who wants to celebrate Shabbat a little early this week? Come meet Melissa from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday on Turlington Plaza to get a free challah roll to chomp on. Contact Melissa for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org. Come play gaga From 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Flavet Field, come learn Israeli games like gaga with UF Hillel. Snacks and drinks will be provided for free to attendees. The event is open to all students, regardless of faith tradition. For more information, contact Sam at email@example.com. Health Care Around the World: the German System In an ongoing series called Health Care Around the World, Just Health Care is holding a presentation and Q-and-A comparing the German health care system to that of the United States. The group is an advocate for a single-payer solution to the health care system in the U.S. The presentation will address the merits of the German system and its use of public nonprofit insurance companies to provide universal health care for all its citizens. The presentation will take place Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Pugh Hall, Room 120. Following the event, there will be homemade German cuisine and desserts. The event is free and open to the public. Email info@justhealthcareflorida. org or call 352-375-2832 for more information. The Innocence Project From 7:30 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Derrick Williams from the Innocence Project will be in the Hillel multipurpose room in honor of Social Impact Week. The Project works to exonerate victims who were accused for crimes they did not commit. Williams will be speaking about his conviction in 1993 for sexual battery. He spent 18 years in prison before the Innocence Project Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 STUDENT GOVERNMENT COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgThe Fall batch of senators broke the habit of approving recommendations and bills unanimously at Tuesday nights Student Senate meeting. The Allocations Committee chair nomination was singled out from the block of Replacement and Agenda Committee recommendations that were unanimously approved at the beginning of the meeting. One senator took issue with the nomination of Sen. Davis Bean for the allocations chair position. Bean had no previous experience on the committee. Senate President Pro Tempore and Replacement and Agenda Committee chair Elliot Grasso said committee members selected Bean for his experience on the Budget and Appropriations Committee and various fee committees. His ideas really made him stand out as a great candidate, Grasso said. During the allotted presentation time, Bean declined to speak on his own behalf. Sen. Michael Christ said he believed allocations vice chair Liz Kleinfeld, who also applied for the I felt when were looking for an allocations chair, we should look to In a vote, two nays failed to negate the broad majority of yeas, and Bean was appointed allocations chair. Sen. Liz Kleinfeld said she did I was obviously trying to go for it, but I dont have a comment, she said.New senators take a stand about nomineeWilliam A. England / Alligator StaffSen. Davis Bean, left, and Senate President Cory Yeffet speak at Tuesday nights Student Senate meeting. Bean was appointed chair of the Allocations Committee.
on top. ALLIGATOR William A. England / Alligator StaffRelish employees cook burgers for customers Monday evening. The restaurant has been named by Thrillist.com as the best place to eat while intoxicated in Gainesville. LOCAL DAVONA WILLIAMSAlligator Contributing Writer Alachua County domestic violence task force launches RELISH, from page 1 SEXUALIZED AVATARS LEAVE WOMEN FEELING OBJECTIFIED. LAUREN ADHAVAlligator Contributing Writer Sexy characters may have startling consequencesTip: Dont give out passwords, usernames IDENTITY, from page 1 Sadie Darnell Identity theft prevention tips from UF Student Financial Affairs:
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5Sally Ince / AlligatorThe Music ManUF civil engineering transfer student Devon Kiszenia, 19, sings The Night by Disturbed near Little Hall on Tuesday. He has been nicknamed the Serenader because he sings before class and around Gainesville. CAMPUS NATALYA KURIAlligator Contributing WriterUF has been selected as the next university to help spread happiness. UFs collegiate chapter of the organization based out of Maryland with a mission to spread news about the dangers of drunk driving, zation Oct. 4. The foundation was created after a drunk driving accident on May 15, 2011, injured one passenger and left three young adults dead. None of the passengers knew at the time that the decision they made to get in a car with a drunk driver would change the lives of many forever, said Victoria Wrigley, president of Gators For Happiness. Wrigley, a 20-year-old UF marketing junior, lost three friends that night. Since then, she and the community have been trying to spread awareness of drunk driving. At the end of the day, Gators For Happiness would like to see UF students view drunk driving as socially unacceptable, Wrigley said. We would like to see students take responsibility for their own safety. Car crashes are the leading cause of teenage deaths, and about a quarter of them involve an underage drunk driver, according to Mothers Against Drunk Driving. concerts, hand out promise shirts, raise awareness and provide transportation for students who have been drinking, Wrigley said. Gators For Happiness also plans on working together with other student organizations on campus to make shirts that include the Happiness logo. Having a club on campus that is trying to help prevent students from driving after a night of drinking is such a great approach and will be a big eye-opener for students, said Erika Cook, a 20-yearold UF criminology junior. Cook said she lost friends to drunk driving and doesnt want anyone to go through the same pain. Drunk driving is preventable, she said. Im glad an organization able to show students how impactful one decision can actually be. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgGainesville Police are looking for information about a Tuesday morning crash involving a semitruck and a woman who was found on the road with severe injuries. heard a loud crash coming from a truck driving south on Northeast Waldo Road, wrote GPD in an email. The truck, driven by 62-year-old Wayne Primm of Virginia, slowed down but didnt stop. year-old Cherry A. Smith, lying in the middle of the road at the intersection of Northeast Third Avenue, Tobias said. The Gainesville resident was taken to UF Health Shands Hospital with life-threatening injuries. After police issued an alert stopped it at the intersection of Southeast 16th Avenue and Southeast Williston Road, Tobicer also observed a wig stuck in the front grill of the truck. Police later found Primm had been driving for more than 12 hours. He began his trip at about 2 p.m. and made a stop in Jacksonville. Investigators also found that Smith was crossing Northeast Waldo Road when Primm hit her. Residents are encouraged to at 352-393-7744 with any information. woman, didnt stopCAMPUS MICHAEL BALLOUAlligator Contributing WriterGrowing up was a challenge in itself for Robert Brown, but growing up as a black, gay male was a different story. Robert Brown and Nate Gay visited the Institute of Black Culture on Tuesday night for a talk titled Mr. and Mr. Being Black, Gay and in Love, to talk about the experience of growing up as being both black and gay in the South and the media attention their marriage received. Brown and Gay grew up in Kentucky in Baptist families. They said it was hard for them to express themselves while trying to It was kind of hard for me to come out, Gay said. Gay had a girlfriend throughout high school and college but said he knew he had feelings for men. But I didnt know how to act on it, he said. Brown and Gay met at Walmart when the two were in high school, but their romance didnt blossom until later. After a monthlong split from Brown, he wanted. I knew when I told my mom she was going to tell the rest of the world, Gay said. Brown had a similar problem and waited until after college to come out. I felt like my uniqueness was being hidden, Brown said. There comes a point in your life when you feel like youre not living to the fullest. After the struggle of telling their families, Brown and Gay became Internet sensations for publicizing their wedding. Within a week of their wedding video being put on the Internet, it received about 2,000 views, Gay said. Gay and Brown talked to a crowd of about 40 people, addressing how more pubality and the importance of love no matter who its with. Dashari Kearse, a 19-year-old UF exploratory student, said he was inspired. time that me and everyone else can see our own happy ending, Kearse said. At the end of the day, Gators For Happiness would like to see UF students view drunk driving as socially unacceptable. Victoria Wrigleypresident of Gators For Happiness For a community like ours, everyone else can see our own happy ending.Dashari KearseUF exploratory student SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewartfirstname.lastname@example.orgMax Brooks, author of the best-selling books Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z is coming to campus to prepare UF students for the zombie apocalypse. Kayla Clark, a director of the Reitz Union Board Entertainments lecturers and comedians committee, said with the recent release of the movie World War Z and Halloween coming up quickly, the timing was right to have Brooks come and speak. UF is crazy about zombies, said Clark, a 20-year-old recreation, parks and tourism junior. She said the free event will be held in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. Brandy Burgess, associate director of programs, arts and leisure for the Reitz Union, said Brooks is being paid $15,500 to come and speak. Corey Berner, president of the Gators Humans vs. Zombies club, said his club is working with RUB Entertainment to promote the event. Berner, a 21-year-old UF geography senior, said the two groups are coordinating a zombie dress-up contest, where the winner will have the opportunity to meet Brooks. Im actually a really big Max Brooks fan, he said. I have (two) of his books and Ive read them multiple times. Brooks said his survival guide was based on real-world research and solutions. After he saw people liked his book, he started going on the road and doing talks about zombie survival. His tips on how to survive an apocalypse of applicable for any crisis, not just ones that involve the undead, he said. He said when people ask him if he has a zombie survival bag, he tells them hes had one since he grew up in Los Angeles except he called it an earthquake bag back then. If youre ready for a zombie apocalypse, youre really ready for any disaster, he said. Brooks
Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial 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 email@example.com, 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.Re: Broward HallPranksters are no Animal HouseTuesday, we ran a story about a group of freshmen boys of course whose pranks at Broward Hall prompted the Along with a photo of the pranksters whove dubbed and sporting blazers with no shirts on underneath, was a list of their acts: shredding the posters and door tags made by their RA, stealing signs from construction sites, and stapling thongs If anyone goes down in Broward Hall history, its going to be the guy responsible for the drunkenly-pooping-in-the-oven inNo criminal action was reported in connection to the gang On the surface, the incident with the Eastside Boys which is impossible to write without cringing, for the record may with no regard of consequences, cost to the university or the However, upon closer inspection, the freshmen of Broward Animal House, like many other National Lampoon movies and, years later, movies from the 1980s by directors such as John Hughes, emphasized a difference between the wealthy, dermine the stuffy, old-fashioned reign of authority the snooty Chalk it up to youthful naivet: The boys quoted in the article were all fresh-faced 18-year-olds, blissfully unaware that in this age, incidents like this dont fade away after the security cameras are installed and the slaps on the wrists are adminisAs veterans of the residence halls, we are asking the ugh, residence hall staff members arent paid enough to deal with cruitment has hindered your pranking, but the fact that your stupidity culminated in the installment of security cameras is member: Youre living in a veritable ant farm with hundreds youll learn in college, aside from time management and how to your used condoms to the community bulletin board for all to UFs Accent is rife with corruptionA an eager audience packed the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts to listen to the words of a frail 84A global phenom, Noam Chomsky is the worlds most cited living author and a renowned champion of But, unknown to most of the public, there was much Before I continue, heres a disclosure: Im a member Initially, Accent Speakers Bureau the student speakers bureau at UF seemed interested in sponsoring Chomsky, but this Fall, they backed out of the event, Soon it became clear that IOCs enthusiasm was not In a weird turn of events, the Student Activities and Involvement staff called IOC members to a meeting I was present there where the head of Accent explained After days of haggling, IOC gave up on the sponsorAccent is no joke its nearly half-million-dollar budwith more women than men, only once in its 46-year hisship of the bureau has always been given to men of the I wish the reports of our Student Government having a fetish for the medieval tradition of legacy positions Accent, an alumnus of AEPi, confessed to The Gainesville Sun in 2010: There is nepotism, Once again, a member of AEPi was chosen this year to You begin to realize why so many absurd excuses were given for not bringing Chomsky: After all, what can we expect of a university that doesnt Dont expect the Center for Student Activities and InThe centers director, Nancy Chrystal-Green, told The Gainesville Sun in 2010 that the administration didnt To ensure I would not be dissuaded from writing on this, I avoided talking to IOC members about this probMinority organizations at UF are in no position to voice grievances the risk of retribution from SG can This much is clear: For the thousands of UF students who dont belong to exclusive cliques, the situation has Perhaps the university needs to appoint a task force to tackle the corruption before lawsuits and national I honestly dont know the solution, but if you do, Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His column runs on Wednesdays. 57 TOTAL VOTES46% YES 54% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Are you tired of Todays question: Are you happy? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7RTS website is uselessAfter living in Gainesville for three months, I can say without equivocation that the bus system here is an utter failure. I cannot count how many times the bus drivers and the website have failed me. Apparently, I live in a Bermuda Triangle of bus scheduling. One morning a particular bus comes at 8:40. Another, its not there until 9:05 a.m. How could a schedule have a 25-minute window of error? When their website tells me I have 15 minutes to get to my stop, that standing 10 yards away and the driver being too rude to wait for me. Their refusal to pick up customers, I feel, has little to do with their desire to follow the letter of some rule. Something has to change with this system. Jack J. Hutchens UF Center for European Studies visiting lecturerLetter to the EditorDuring a recent discussion with medical students at the University of Louisville, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) inadvertently gave rare insight into the political strategy employed by him and his fellow Tea Party politicians. Paul was asked if he had any advice for the students to succeed on their upcoming exam. Actually, I do, Paul responded. I never, ever cheated. I dont condone cheating. But I would sometimes spread misinformation. This is a great tactic. Misinformation can be very important. Paul explained that when he was a medical student, he and his friends would spread false rumors about the content of upcoming exams in order to sabotage the scores of their peers. He is far from alone among American conservatives in his advocacy of spreading lies for personal gain. Pauls Tea Party allies have wholeheartedly embraced the use of misinformation and outright lies to advance their political beliefs. Examples of distortion of the truth by abound. Recently, Sean Hannity, host of Hannity on the Fox News Channel, invited a number of ordinary Americans, members of the middle class and smallbusiness owners to be guests on his show. Hannity brought on these individuals to share their economic struggles, which the guests claimed were a result of the Affordable Care Act, President Barack Obamas signature health care reform law. In one case, business owner Paul Cox and his wife, Michelle, claimed they had been forced to cut back on their employees hours because of increased costs resulting from the Affordable Care Act. Another guest, Allison Denijs, complained that her insurance company dropped her policy and plans to replace it with a new one, which she claimed would cause problems for her family and inSalons Eric Stern did some investigative work and found that all of Hannitys Affordable Care Act horror stories were utter fabrications. Stern discovered Coxs company only has four employees, far below the threshold of 50 employees that would require his business to provide health insurance to his workers. Stern also found that the insurance policy that would replace Denijs old plan would cost her family about $7,600, a 60 percent reduction from what they would have to pay on the pre-Obamacare market. According to Sterns report, not a single one of Hannitys guests had even visited the new federal health care exchange website, healthcare.gov, to explore their insurance options and determine how much they would have to pay under the new law. Hannitys exploitation of the guests on his show in an attempt to demonize Obamacare is a prime example of how prominent conservatives use deception and misinformation to advance their political goals. The use of misinformation and deception the false beliefs of conservatives and Tea Party supporters regarding the economy Al Hunt of Bloomberg, citing a recent poll, said two-thirds of regular Republicans this year and 93 percent of Tea Party Republicans agree. As Hunt points out, this claim is comwill shrink tremendously to just $642 billion, its lowest level since 2008. These false beliefs about the state of our economy and budget abound among voters sympathetic to the Tea Party because they are constantly reinforced by conservative congressmen and senators rail against the supposedly socialist, oppressive and overspending Obama administration, making claims that have absolutely no grounding in reality. In order to resolve the challenges that confront our nation, our political debates must be conducted in a manner that respects facts, logic and evidence-based reasoning. The embrace of misinformation by Tea Party Republicans and the lies to advance their political agenda undermine the American political process. Elliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His column runs on Wednesdays.Republican political strategy relies on misinformation, deceptionColumn Elliot Levyopinions@alligator.org This column is a response to a guest column published in the Alligator: Palestinians are people with a voiceAnat Berko is a world-renowned terrorism expert who has lectured before Congress, the Department of State, the FBI and NATO. Berko lectures before these important individuals because of her unique research and experiences. Last week, UF was lucky enough to have the chance to hear Berko speak about her interactions and research with attempted suicide bombers. She studies the relationships and lives leading up to the event in which these individuals were strapped with explosives. Her lecture was eye-opening, thought-provoking and exceptional. Unfortunately, while she was speaking, three students stood up holding signs that claimed, Hamas is not the problem. Additionally, they rudely started speaking over her in an attempt to distract students from the lecture. These same students, who were asked by Berko to stay and listen, immediately left and published an op-ed about an hour-and-a-half-long event they only attended for 10 minutes. If these students had listened to Berkos lecture, they would have heard her state, This lecture is not about the Israeli-Paleshave conducted. They would have heard her examples of women and children suicide bombers only one was Palestinian. Instead of asking questions, they interrupted and were disrespectful. Farah, Rami and Eric stated that Berko uses the very personal anecdotes of women to justify the massively oppressive actions of Israel. Israel was never mentioned in the lecture except once to tell a story of a bombing that almost happened there. If these students had stayed and listened to the lecture, they would have understood that Berkos life is dedicated to listening to the stories of these women. If anyone is trying to show that Palestinians are actual human beings, its Berko, who tries to explain why these women fying that they dont just wake up one day and become suicide bombers. Moreover, Less Hamas, More Hummus is not offensive. Hamas is a recognized Islamist terrorist group that focuses its attention on creating chaos and sending missiles into Israel instead of helping Gaza grow. These students claim Israel is the sole reason the Palestinian people are lacking human rights. However, the people living in Gaza are often stripped of these rights by Hamas. In 2010, Hamas shut down six human rights groups ofwomens health society and the Woman and Child Development Association. Next time theres a speaker on campus, you should listen. Listening is the only way to achieve peace. Berko was an amazing speaker, and Im thankful to the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, UF Hillel and the ICC for bringing her to campus. Avia Gridi is a UF student and CAMERA fellow.Inside the mind of a bomberGuest columnAvia GridiSpeaking Out Stanley Kubrick was one of the most evocative and accomplished directors in history. Even his worst movies were great, and his best movies previously unthinkable. Even in death, he to this day. He also secretly directed the Apollo 11 moon landing. 2002 with the documentary Dark Side of the Moon, directed by William Karel. It claimed that Richard Nixons CIA recruited Kubrick to oversee the creation of fake moon-landing footage. They were desperate to gain an advantage over the Soviet Union, and, real or not, beating them to the moon was a victory. The theory cites Kubricks Academy Award-winning visual effects used in : A Space Odyssey as experimentation and development of the techniques used to create the false moon-landing footage. The idea that Kubrick was involved in the moon landing did not gain traction, though. Moon-landing conspiracy theories are already on the fringe of popular thought, and adding Kubrick to the mix makes something that was already dubious at best seem absolutely insane. Other than his production of a spacethemed movie in 1968, there is no connection. At least, thats how the situation appeared to be until 2011, when Jay Weidner released his documentary Kubricks Odyssey: Secrets Hidden in the Films of Stanley Kubrick. His claims were no different from those of other theorists he just had proof. Proof of the Apollo/Kubrick conspiracy, he said, can be found in Kubricks 1980 horror masterpiece The Shining. ject to many interpretations most of which claim that its about the destruction of the Native Americans Weidner believes The Shining was Kubricks secret confession to being involved in Apollo 11. He describes his theory further in the 2012 documentary Room 237, which brought together several people to give their interpretation of The Shining. between the original book and the movie there are many and other clues to prove his point. Kubrick was known for perfectionism that came close to insanity, so the documentarys theorists assume that every detail in his and full of meaning. When Weidner sees Danny Lloyd stand up in an Apollo 11 sweater on top of a carpet pattern that looks like a launchpad, he sees proof enough for his theory. Weidner has The Shining act as a metaphor for the turmoil Kubrick went through to fake the moon landing. He has other clues, too. The ghostly twins represent the Gemini missions, and the haunted Room 237 exists because there are 237,000 miles between the moon and the earth even though its actually 238,855 miles, but why split hairs? The evidence is there, and the explanation makes sense. The truth has been revealed. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His column runs on Wednesdays. Clues in The Shining reveal the moon landing was fakedColumnAlec Carveropinions@alligator.org
8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013William A. England / Alligator StaffSet and SpikeStudents play spikeball on the Plaza of the Americas on Tuesday afternoon. Spikeball combines four square and volleyball and is generally played in teams of two. LOCAL NACUYA A. LEWISAlligator Contributing WriterA UF student is putting a twist on fundraising by donating half the proceeds from her at-home hair business to fund breast cancer research. This month, Victoria Esiobu, a 20-yearold UF health education and behavior junior, is holding a campaign shes dubbed the Do Your Hair, Be Aware fundraiser. I realize that women love to get their hair done, and a lot of women that have breast cancer lose their hair, Esiobu said. So we might as well get our hair done for a cause. Esiobu said since she began the fundraiser Oct. 1, shes received a high number of customers seeking to get their hair done. If it goes well, she will continue to raise money for other awareness causes throughout the year such as Sickle Cell Awareness Month, she said. She specializes in African-American hairstyles such as braids and extensions. Her prices range from $30 to $90, depending on the hairstyle, she said. Esiobu began her business during high school when she started doing her classmates hair and charging fees. Once she moved to Gainesville, she gained clientele through referrals from friends. Chelsea Ogugua, a 19-year-old UF sociology sophomore, said shes had her hair done by Esiobu multiple times. Ogugua said Esiobu is great at accommodating her clients schedules. When she found out Esiobu was donating proceeds to breast cancer research, she immediately wanted to help. Although Esiobu has no family members who have been affected by breast cancer, she said shes done a lot of research about the disease. Shes also active in Women of Respect, Achievement, Perseverance and Service, a UF organization thats encouraging its members to implement creative ideas to raise money for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Camila Camargo, a 19-year-old UF prenursing sophomore and an executive-board member for the organization, said it hopes to raise a minimum of $250 for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, which it will be participating in downtown on Saturday. Each committee within the organization has created a fundraising project and will compete with one another to raise the most money. The committee that raises the most money will receive a prize. For example, Camargo said the public relations committee members will be holding an event on Turlington Plaza. They will distribute pink balloons with breast cancerrelated sayings in exchange for donations. Esiobu said she plans to raise $100 during her hairstyling fundraiser this month.UF student fundraises for breast cancer research with style(s) COURTNEY NACHLASAlligator Contributing WriterIn the frenzy of Halloweenthemed sugary treats, some UF health experts are urging parents to pay attention to their childrens teeth and candy collections. Karina Miller, a pediatric dentist at UF Health Shands Hospital, recommended avoiding sticky or liquid candies due to their tendency to stick in childrens teeth. She said she instead prefers fruit snack gummies but cautioned all candy contains sugar. There is no better candy, Miller said. Monica Lefkof, a 21-yearold UF pre-dental food science and human nutrition senior, agreed that consuming consistent amounts of sugar is a habit worth reforming. I used to be a big sweets eater but not anymore, she said. Miller said the Halloween season does not appear to spark a direct increase in doctors visits. But some dentists offer to buy back kids stashes of candy for $1 a pound to reduce the number of cavities, Time magazine reported. Linda Bobroff, a UF nutrition and health professor, also advised parents to check the candy their children collect. What parents can do is look at it, and if anything is open, tampered with, then they can just throw it out, Bobroff said. When in doubt, throw it out.Halloween has scary effects on kids teethCAMPUS AMANDA AREVALOAlligator Contributing WriterA group of Gators carved pumpkins to celebrate Halloween except they did it underwater. The Gator Scuba Club traveled to Blue Grotto Dive Resort in Williston to carve their jack-o-lanterns, a tradition that has recently been brought back after skipping the event last year. Vice president Sean Deeb, a 21-year-old UF marine sciences senior, said group members removed the pumpkin guts and drew their designs above the water. Miranda Gingold, a 21-yearold UF biology senior and club member, said the divers weighed down the pumpkins so they But the team wasnt alone underwater. There was this annoying turtle that kept trying to eat our pumpkins, so that was funny, Gingold said. However, even with a calendar full of events, the club has seen clearer conditions. ing, so we need new faces, Gingold said. The club has lost members in the past year over what Deeb reand executive-board members issues with timing. This year, the number of new members return to where it was three years ago. Its hard to get the word out about it. Our events are not campus-based, Deeb said. I dont think its anything people inquire about. Currently, the club is focusing on tabling at different events around campus to improve its membership. To spike interest, Deeb said he is trying to secure guest speakers and plan new events. We are really starting to rebuild the club, he said. I think its a really cool time to be involved with Scuba Club. Cindy Medina, a 21-year-old UF microbiology senior, is in a scuba class and said she is looking forward to joining the club once It will provide the perfect scuba community to dive with, Medina said. This is especially important since scuba is a sport that relies heavily on diving in groups and with a buddy.Scuba Club membership resurfacing IT IS ONE OF 13 AGENCIES ACCREDITED THIS YEAR. PATRICIA POTESTADESAlligator Contributing WriterThe city of Gainesville has made Leslie Knope proud. Gainesvilles Department of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs recently received accreditation from the National Recreation and Park Association. The department had to meet 142 standards before it could receive the national seal of approval, said Steve Phillips, department director. Some of the benchmarks include clear and effective policies, good foresight in planning, direction for management and well-structured administration, according to the Commission for Accreditation of Park and Recreation Agencies. ized when the department received its award earlier this month at the NRPAs Congress and Exposition in Houston. It is one of 13 agencies across the nation accredited this year, and it is one of 23 agencies in Florida that has received the accreditation. ment, said Lauren Hoffman, spokeswoman for the National Recreation and Park Association. Its a real proof that the agency is excelling at what theyre doing in their community. Jennifer Gelfand, a program coordinator with the city, said securing accreditation was tedious. For us, it just means that we are doing that job, and we are at that level, Gelfand said. The department must reapply for Parks get national honor Miranda Gingold Victoria Esiobu Lauren Hoffman
WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 William A. England / Alligator StaffLift OffGeology students set up a type of positioning and communication device to communicate with Cape Canaveral on Tuesday. BIKES AND MORE, 8TH AVE. BIKE & COFFEE HOUSE AND SWIFT CYCLE PARTICIPATE. ANA FAJARDOAlligator Contributing WriterWith an abundance of bike lanes and trails around town, weekly group bike rides hosted by local shops have become an avenue for cyclists to socialize as well as a healthy incentive to pedal faster. At Bikes and More, closing up shop doesnt necessarily mean employees rush home immediately. Austin Joiner, an employee at the shop at 2133 NW Sixth St., said staff members spontaneously go for joyrides after closing. Theyll call friends to see who is available to join, and after the ride, they go back to the shop to hang out and drink beer together. The shop also organizes Sunday morning racing team road rides and Wednesday evening mountain bike rides through town. The mountain bike group usually has about seven to 15 participants, Joiner said. Similarly, the 8th Ave. Bike & Coffee House, 235 NW Eighth Ave., recently added a Tuesday Night Sweaty Ride to its schedule. The shop also holds a Sunday Recovery Ride to Micanopy, and Ride and Dine on Thursday nights. The distinctive factor of leading a ride out of Eighth Avenue is that its more accessible to everyone in the community, said Ali Brody, a shop employee. Apart from the weekly ride schedule, the shop has held an Espresso Social, during which participants rode around town sampling coffee from local shops, and the Amour Chat Alleycat, a couples team bike scavenger hunt. Swift Cycle, located at 607 W. University Ave., also contributes to the cycling community calendar. A group ride departs from the shop at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday mornings, said Keith Richards, one of the owners. Though local bike shops are competitors in the market, Richards said the employees are friends across businesses. Thats how Ryan Aulton, the 32-year-old co-owner of 8th Ave. Bike & Coffee House, sees the community bike rides. Its just riding, having fun, chitchatting, he said.Bike culture taking off in Gainesville as shops organize scheduled rides The distinctive factor of leading a ride out of Eighth Avenue is that its more accessible to everyone in the community.Ali Brody8th Ave. Bike & Coffee House employee
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Close to UF/Shands, bus route, pool. Trash, pest cont, W/D, included. Quiet neighborhood, nice end unit, Avail Jan, $725/month. tonyc@ kinetixpt.com or 352-246-5958. 11-27-1330-2 1, 2, & 3BRs. Tile in LR, kitchen & bathrooms & bedrooms. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, ceiling fans, W/D hook-ups. Several locations, some walk to UF. Starting at $450/mo. Must See! Call 352-215-7780 1-10-13-32-2PUT IT IN THE ALLIGATOR! LOCAL TARGETED EFFECTIVE ECONOMICAL Reach over 50,000 readers each publication day. Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. Campus View next to sorority row! Sublet Jan. through July, one bedroom/private bath in 3BR/3BA apt. Furn. or unfurn., price negotiable. Call/text (813)760-6903 10-3113-7-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 1 or 2 roommates needed to rent own room in 3bdrm house. Backyard, nice neighbor hood near UF. Great deal $500-550/mo incl elec!! New crpt/paint pet ok (561)706-5378 918 nw10thave. 10-29-13-15-4 GRAD STUDENTS PERFECT FOR YOU! REDUCED! AVAIL NOW, WON'T LAST! Large BRs for rent in spacious home. 5 mins to UF. wood flrs, laundry facilities. $475/mo share utils. Call NOW! 850-420-2122 1121-13-24-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 12-4-71-5 Get out of town: 1 acre with nice home 30 miles west from Gainesville. 1 Block from Suwannee River, Fanning springs and Nature Coast bike trail. Guesthouse, workshop and storage bldg. 407-718-5326 11-8-10-5 Got a new couch?. 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Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-4-13-71-6 THRIFT 5-Lowest Prices on Furniture!Quality couches, recliners, dressers, bookshelves, etc!-HUGE DESK SALE-Buy desk get chair free!-1227 W. University Ave. 352538-5675 facebook.com/thrift5 10-25-1310-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 12-4-13-62-7 Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND THRIFT 5-Best Prices on Media!-Big Deals on TV's, Printers, Appliances, Monitors, DVD's, Records, etc!-1227 W. University Ave. 352-538-5675 facebook.com/thrift5 10-25-13-10-8 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? 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WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the MLBFormer Florida catcher David Ross and the Boston Red Sox begin the 2013 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals tonight at 8:07 on FOX.Freshman Alex Holston is a focal point on offense for the Florida volleyball team. Read the story on page 14. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczuprynRequired to sit out the 20122013 season after transferring from Virginia Tech, Dorian Finney-Smith dedicated the off year to adding muscle, shooting at the peak of his jump and completing every task Billy Donovan asked him to do. But with just more than two weeks until Finney-Smith makes his debut with the Gators, Donovan said the former four-star recruit and Atlantic Coast Conference All-Freshman team selection has his work cut out for him. I think hes just been OK, Donovan said. Theres a lot of expectations on him. I think when you get a chance to see and be around a player every single day, especially for a year, you kind of have an idea (of) strengths and weaknesses and areas that theyve got to get better in. When he originally committed to Virginia Tech, the 6-foot-8 forward was ranked 31st on Rivals. coms top-150 recruits of 2011. Even with Finney-Smith, who was coach Seth Greenbergs highest-rated recruit during his tenure at Virginia Tech, the Hokies failed to make the NCAA Tournew home in Gainesville. I just wish Id signed with Florida out of high school, Finney-Smith told the schools website in February. Cant do nothing about it now, though, but practice hard and wait for my time to get here. Now that Finney-Smiths time has come, Donovan said the redshirt sophomore is going to feel the pressure right out of the gate because the Gators lost three top scorers from last years squad. Florida has also been hampered by injuries to Will Yeguete and Eli Carter. Scottie Wilbekin sion to begin the season, leaving Finney-Smith with an even heavier burden. Now where a lot of those guys are gone, and were dealing with some injuries, theres been more fallen on his plate, Donovan said. And I dont want to say he has not handled that well, but I do think hes got to get better. Despite making the ACC AllFreshman team for the 2011-2012 season, Finney-Smith averaged just 6.3 points per game while shooting 33 percent from the Donovan said Finney-Smith should not feel pressure to score because that is not who he is as a player. But Donovan added that the forward will need to prove he can move up and down the court Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffDorian Finney-Smith poses for a photo during Floridas basketball media day. The redshirt sophomore, Finney-Smith to contribute early for shorthanded GatorsSEE HOOPS, P A GE 15 JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126After eight runners had career-best days at the Wisconsin adidas Invitational on Saturday, the Gators are feeling a sense of assurance as they prepare for the Southeastern Conference Championships. To come off a race like that, for most everybody to run lifetime bests and do it Spangler said. A record-breaking run by senior nior Jimmy Clark and redshirt senior Agata Strausa that cracked the top-10 in Florida history paved the way for Florida at the adidas Invitational, a meet Spangler dubbed arguably the most competitive cross country meet outside the NCAA Championships. However, less-experienced runners have also helped fuel the Gators as they prepare for the SEC Championships, which will be held in Gainesville on Nov. 1. For the women, the extra boost needed to stay at the top of the SEC comes from sophomore Julie Macedo and freshman Taylor Tubbs. Macedo and Tubbs have been two of the top-four runners for the women created earlier this year by the absence of redshirt junior Cory McGee and injuries to seniors Stephanie Strasser and Shelby Hayes.New runners provide depthSOCCER MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzano was impressive. following an LSU foul in its attacking third and curved a shot past a wall of defenders from 20 yards out. Speeses goal, which came in the 62nd secutive 3-0 shutout. Getting that goal kind of just took a little bit of pressure off of me, Speese said. Obviously, one of my roles on the team is to contribute with scoring goals and having not been able to do that in the start of the season was a little frustrating. Speese has been an offensive weapon since her freshman season in 2011. She scored eight goals her debut season one was a game-winning goal before tallying six more as sophomore. As a junior, Speese has spent more time getting teammates involved. In 16 games, she has six assists three shy of her career high in a season. She led UF with nine assists in 2011. Coach Becky Burleigh said Speeses free-kick ability could prove helpful against physical opponents. If a team wants to stop us by fouling us, then we need to be dangerous, Burleigh said. With the people who do take free kicks, when theyre dangerous, teams have to think twice about using that as a strategy. Annie has been really good at practice with free kicks, so I was really happy to see her score because SEE SOCCER, P A GE 15 SEE CR OSS COUNTR Y, P A GE 15 Now where a lot of those guys are gone, and were dealing with some injuries, theres been more fallen on his plate. And I dont want to say he has not handled that well, but I do think hes got to get better.Billy DonovanUF coach UF Cross Countr y Speese Poll QuestionWho is to blame for Floridas offensive shortcomings? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.
14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013THE RALLYPhillip: Now that we are midway through the season, there is one thing certain about the Heisman Trophy race it will be dominated by quarterbacks. There are many choices, but the clear-cut favorite is Marcus Mariota. Oregons sophomore signal-caller has dazzled in 2013 and will shatter the impressive numbers he compiled as a freshman. Through seven games, Mariota is completing 62.4 percent of his passes and has thrown 19 touchdowns. Mariota has gained 10.1 yards per rush attempt this season and has scored nine touchdowns on the ground, including a jaw-dropping 71-yard dash against Virginia. Thanks in large part to his absurd start to the season, No. 3 Oregon is in position to play for a national title when Florida State turns in its usual choke-job performance later this season. Did I mention that Mariota has thrown exactly zero interceptions this season? Your boy Blaine Gabbert cant even say that Joe: You can make fun of my Jaguars all you want, but Tom Brady threw the same number of touchdown passes for your beloved Patriots last Sunday as Gabbert did while sidelined with a hamstring injury none. (Chad Henne also had zero. Man, being a Jags fan really makes my Sundays miserable.) More than making up for the lack of production from Brady and Gabbert (and Henne) last weekend was No. 2 Florida States redshirt freshman phenom Jameis Winston the clearcut frontrunner to win the Heisman Trophy. jor test last Saturday, leading the Seminoles to a signature win against formerly third-ranked Clemson. The redshirt freshman silenced a hostile crowd in Death Valley with 444 passing yards and four total touchdowns in the Seminoles blowout victory. to three touchdown drives against the Tigers that lasted 1:39 or less. The rise of Famous Jameis hasnt even taken that long. At this rate, the Heisman Trophy might win him at seasons end. Phillip: You leave Brady out of this. You would be off your game, too, if you were coming home to Gisele Bundchen every night. He can hang it up any time he wants and go down as one Besides, Gabberts QBR is 1.8. The next lowest is Josh Freeman at 18.9. That is damning. Cant the Jaguars just leave Gabbert in London this week? Would anyone really care? cient quarterback, you have to give the nod to Mariota. He has been so good and Oregon has been so dominant that prior to playing Washington two weekends ago, he had not played in the fourth quarter of any game this season. Thats just ridiculous. Imagine what his numbers would look like if he had even more time to shred these helpless defenses? Sure, Winston is phenomenal. Considering he is a redshirt freshman, the start to his career is almost unprecedented. But he cant beat opposing defenses in as many ways as the incredibly versatile Mariota can. If Oregons sophomore sensation continues putting up these eye-popping numbers when the Ducks face the brunt of their schedule spoiler: he will there is no chance the voters turn him down. It doesnt matter how famous Jameis is these days. Joe: Im not even worried about the Blaine Train anymore. My heart is set on another Heisman candidate Louisvilles Teddy Bridgewater. #TankForTeddy! Jameis is more famous than Mariota and my beloved Teddy because, like this Rally posits, hes performed better against better competition so far. The best defense the Ducks have faced this season is Virginias, which ranks 47th nationally with 377.6 yards allowed per game. Florida State has already faced three teams ranked higher than that with four more on the way, including Floridas fourth-ranked unit. of total offense in home losses to Ball State and Duke this season.) Theres no telling how Mariota will do in back-to-back games does what hes been doing against teams like the Bruins and the Cardinal, he can take a backseat to the amazing Winston. Facing better competition, Winston has actually improved an offense that lost starting quarterback EJ Manuel while facing tougher opponents. ranks among the top seven FBS signal-callers with a 71.3 completion percentage, 12 yards per pass attempt, 20 touchdown passes, a 210.4 passer rating and a 92.5 QBR. Mariota ranks right up there with Winston in each of those categories, but theres no denying that the redshirt freshman has faced tougher competition so far. The Heisman race is tight between these frontrunners, but based on each quarterbacks body of work so far in 2013, Winston leads by a tomahawk chop.Who deserves to win the Heisman Trophy? RIGHT-SIDE HITTER HAS 175 KILLS IN 2013.ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Writer@EricaAlyssaAlex Holston played well in high school, but she never thought her success would translate to the college game so quickly. Floridas freshman right-side hitter has proven to be a valuable contributor already this season. I think its crazy; I never really imagined it, Holston said. I didnt know these games were so huge like that, but I think theyre a lot of fun. Holston received more than 40 offers to play college volleyball, but she said she committed to Florida in September of 2011 because of its rigorous Southeastern Conference schedule. In Floridas loss to Missouri the Gators consecutive matches Holston outplayed her teammates and competitors with a career-high 17 kills. She also recorded a hitting percentage of .583, second only to Missouri freshman middle blocker Julia Towler, who notched a .667 clip during the match. It is nerve wracking, Holston said of playing against elite opponents. I usually get nervous in the locker room. But then by the time were warming and that Im where I need to be and that I can start focusing on the game. Holstons nerves have not held her back this season. After she helped Florida sweep Texas A&M tober, she was named the SEC Freshman of the Week. Holston totaled 18 kills with just one error in each of the matches. Alex has been great for us week after week, coach Mary Wise said Monday. I think after this past weekend, I cant imagine her staying under the radar as some people have had her. During a home match against Kentucky on Oct. 11, Holston outplayed Gators redshirt senior middle blocker Chloe Mann. Mann recorded a hitting percentage of .647 and 11 kills, while Holston notched a .667 clip and 13 kills. freshman, have teamed to create a formidable duo for the Gators. She (has) come in and done her role knowing the game plan, Mann said. Just really showing the nation how amazing she is every time she comes on the court.Holston provingto be valuable asset for Florida offensive attack Joe Morgan:1. Jameis Winston 2. Marcus Mariota 3. Michael Sam 4. Brandin Cooks, Oregon State 5. Teddy Bridgewater, LouisvilleAdam Lichtenstein: 1. Marcus Mariota 2. Jameis Winston 3. Melvin Gordon 4. Johnny Manziel 5. Mike Evans, Texas A&MAdam Pincus:1. Marcus Mariota 2. Jameis Winston 3. Johnny Manziel 4. Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois 5. Teddy BridgewaterPhillip Heilman:1. Marcus Mariota 2. Jameis Winston 3. Johnny Manziel 4. Bryce Petty, Baylor 5. Melvin Gordon Florida States redshirt freshman quarterback has helped the Seminoles become heavy favorites to win the Atlantic Coast Conference and national title contenders. Winston threw for 444 passing yards and scored four total touchdowns to beat No. 3 Clemson on Saturday. 4. Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin running back (4 points): 1,012 rushing yards, 9.5 yards per carry, 11 rushing touchdowns; 1 reception, 5 yards. 3. Johnny Manziel, Texas A&M quarterback (7 points): 182.8 passer rating, 2,289 passing yards, 73.3 completion percentage, 18 passing touchdowns, 7 interceptions. 1. Marcus Mariota, Oregon quarterback (19 points): 181.7 passer rating, 2,051 passing yards, 62.4 completion percentage, 19 passing touchdowns, 0 interceptions. 2. Jameis Winston, Florida State quarterback (17 points): 210.4 passer rating, 1,885 passing yards, 71.3 completion percentage, 20 passing touchdowns, 3 interceptions. 5. Michael Sam, Missouri defensive end (3 points): 27 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, 9 sacks, 5 quarterback hurries, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery. Sam takes the spot on our list entirely on the strength of one third-place vote. Missouris defense end wreaked havoc against the Gators on Saturday, sacking quarterback Tyler Murphy three times, and leads a Missouri defense that has helped the Tigers stay undefeated midway through the season. Gordon has helped void of departed running back Montee Ball. He topped the 1,000-yard mark for the season by rushing for 142 yards and three touchdowns during a 56-32 victory against Illinois on Saturday. A year after scoring 47 total touchdowns en route to winning the Heisman Trophy, Manziel is again one of the nations top quarterbacks. The redshirt sophomore touchdowns during a 49-42 loss to top-ranked Alabama on Sept. 14. Mariota, who is a redshirt sophomore, is at the helm of the nations most dynamic offense. He is averaging 10.1 yards per rush and has scored nine touchdowns on the ground in addition to 19 passing touchdowns and no interceptions. OUR RANKINGS HEISMAN WATCH* The number in parentheses next to each name indicates how many points each candidate received from the alligatorSports columnists. Alligator Staff Joe MorganTwitter: @joe_morgan Phillip HeilmanTwitter: @phillip_heilman By the time were warming and I know that Im where I need to be and that I can start focusing on the game.Alex HolstonUF right-side hitter
Whenever you have an athlete go that spot, Spangler said. Taylor and Julie did a great job of that on the womens side. Although McGee and Hayes returned to the lineup Saturday, the underclassmen maintained their success. Tubbs was the Thomas Zimmer Championship course second behind her. Both ran personal-best races in Madison, Wis. Taylor and I work really well together, Macedo said. Where I have weaknesses, she is strong and vice versa. On the mens side, junior Eddie Garcia and freshman Carlos Miranda are two runners who have caught Spanglers eye this season. Gators in each meet he has participated in this season. Eddies a guy who really had a breakthrough season, Spangler said. It was a good race for him. I think hes got something more in the tank. Miranda broke the 25-minute barrier for feat that Spangler takes in high regard. He was willing to do anything you ask of him, he said of the three-time SEC Freshman of the Week. Thats a big reason why hes improved as much as he has and a big reason why I think hes going to be really good as the years progress. Their consistency, along with Parrish, Clark, and junior JL Hines, will be pivotal for the men as they try to improve on their years SEC Championships and overtake reigning champion Arkansas. Spangler said. There are very, very good teams in the SEC and weve just got to put ourselves in a position where we can contend for a title. she has put a lot of work into becoming better at that. Speeses free-kick prowess is nothing new. She scored on a 23-yard free kick in a loss to UCF in the second round of The junior also dabbles with bicycle kicks, but those are for her own entertainment. Thats more just messing around, Speese said. play, so you never know what could happen in the attacking third. Florida travels to play Tennessee on Friday night before returning to face Texas A&M at home Sunday. With just three matches remaining in the regular season, Speese knows she and the Gators must take advantage of every opportunity they are given especially on the road. so we know theyre going to give us a really tough game, she said. They always do. year. son in Blacksburg, Va., averaging seven rebounds per game 10th most in the ACC. He has the ability to impact the game with his defense, Donovan said. He has the ability to impact the game with his rebounding. But I think he needs to play with a much better motor. He needs to impact practice a lot more with his motor. With non-conference tests in the form of Wisconsin, Florida State, UConn and of the season, Donovan wants to temper the expectations regarding Finney-Smith. with (Mike) Rosario and (Vernon) Macklin when a guy transfers in here and hes very decorated coming out of high school like those guys have been, what happens is sometimes when people dont watch a guy play for a year, their legend grows by leaps and bounds of how good they actually are, Donovan said. In fairness to Dorian, I dont want him to feel undue pressure on himself. Freshman on Cousy Award Watch List: Kasey Hill was nominated Tuesday as one of 45 point guards on the watch list for the 2014 Bob Cousy Award, which recognizes the best point guard in the country after the season. ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / AlligatorAnnie Speese dribbles the ball during Floridas 3-0 victory against LSU on Sunday afternoon at James G. Pressly HOOPS, from page 13Finney-Smith transferred from Virginia TechKan Li / Alligator S taff Speese capped shutout with free-position goal SOCCER, from page 13UF improving CROSS COUNTRY, from page 13 Annie Speese
16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2013 UF HAS NINE HEALTHY PLAYERS ON ROSTER. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandOut with the old, in with the new. It is a mantra Florida must accept to have success this season. After losing Sydney Moss, Vicky McIntyre and Chandler Cooper to transfers during the However, incoming transfers Antoinette Bannister and Cassie Peoples will help offset the losses. With a team only nine players deep, the potential impact of the incoming transfers is limitless. Two really, really dynamic pieces for the puzzle for us, coach Amanda Butler said of Peoples and Bannister. Both of those young ladies have high basketball IQs. Theyre both scorers and playmakers in very different ways. They understand the game on play in being very aggressive. Peoples has been plagued with injuries for much of her college career. She was limited to six games in her only season at Texas before receiving a medical redshirt after having an intramedullary rod placed in her left leg. Peoples chose to transfer to Florida after her injury and the resignation of then-Texas coach Gail Goestenkors. Last season at Florida, she sat out due to transfer rules but suffered a torn labrum in January. Finally healthy, Peoples credits her conditioning regimen for getting her into top form. Tyler Stewart, our conditioning coach, us in really good shape this summer, she said. We worked really hard to become that team. Itll show, once season comes, the work that we put in this summer. Bannister, a Jacksonville native, is a shooting threat. However, she hopes to beseason with the Gators. I feel like Im going to bring a lot of shooting to the team, Bannister said. From high school and AAU, I feel like thats all people remember. That Bannister girl, shes a shooter. I feel like I have a lot more to bring to the table. Im just exshow it because I wasnt really able to show it my freshman year. When they do scouting reports, I want them to say, Shes a strong attacker, and, How are we going to guard her? Butler will attempt to emseason to maximize the skill set of players like Bannister and Peoples. Florida is built for speed, and a strong emphasis on the transition game is a focal point in the teams revamped offense. We want to give them a little bit more freedom to make decisions and make plays and a little less structure, Butler said. Were trying to maximize their abilities within a place on here. Screen here. Roll here. Dribble here, and giving them Butler has said in the past that a primary strength of her team is its versatility and player interchangeability, but there may be a few kinks to work out Youre going to see a lot of excitement on offense that at the beginning of the year may look a little chaotic, she said. But hopefully, it will make sense to us.Incoming transfers to play big role LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireElizabeth Beisel was named the Southeastern Conference Female Swimmer of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Beisels award came after she won three individual events against California on Saturday and Sunday, including beating four-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin in the 500-yard freestyle. Floridas women dropped the meet to Cal, losing multiple races by just fractions of a second. When we talk about competing, we tell our athletes, You have to put yourself in position to do well in those races, assistant coach Anthony Nesty said. While the womens team suffered mens team has looked dominant. Currently 2-0 (1-0 SEC) in dual meets this fall, the mens team is on the radar to win a national title thanks to strong performances from upperclassmen. I think the way the season progressed, if you look at (redshirt senior) Sebastien Rousseaus performance throughout the season, hes been on point all semester, Nesty said. Nesty credited Rousseaus work ethic in practice and during the offseason, saying Rousseau is the key to the success of the men so far. Nesty also praised Marcin Cieslaks effort this year. The senior has posted three top NCAA times this season in the 100(47.36 seconds) and 200-yard butterAs a team, Floridas men own seven of the 22 event-best times this year, including junior Dan Wallaces 500well as the 400-yard medley relay event bests. The UF men lead the NCAA in top times. Second is Michigan, which won the national title a season ago, with four. The womens team also has national-best times this season. Beisel owns top marks in the 500-yard is almost three seconds ahead of second-best Georgias time. Floridas next meet will bring the defending womens SEC and NCAA champion Georgia to Gainesville in a dual meet featuring both its mens and womens teams on Nov. 1. Beisel honored despite loss SWIMMINGBannister