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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 Photo Story: A Little SunshineDaniel Ratovoson, a Gainesville High School senior with cerebral palsy, just turned 18, pg 14. UF e-cards help Gators do goodThe cards are available to download at bit.ly/1beZ8xP, pg 10. Several senators motioned to table the resolution, pg 9. Trey Burtons eventful college career came to an end after he suffered an injury in UFs loss to FSU. Read the story on page 18. 80 /59 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 15 CROSSWORD 17 SPORTS 18VOLUME 108 ISSUE 71 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013William A. England / Alligator Staff CAMPUS Alligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.org SHOPPERS SHOULD BE CAREFUL WITH THEIR CARS. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.org QUAD WOULD ALLOW UP TO 500 PEOPLE ON ONE GROUP MESSAGE. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.org SEE APP, PAGE 4 Jill Rodriguez Murphy

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News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 82/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 82/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/61 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/59 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY VOLUME 108 ISSUE 71 Express Holiday Train Show. Experience vintage train sets that tell the story of Alachua County. Learn about the time when railroads were the lifeblood of North Central Florida. Explore the artwork and skillful engineering of these elaborate train sets. Tickets are $4 for adults and $1 for children 12 and younger. The Matheson Museum is located at 513 E. University Ave. For more information call 352-378-2280 or email info@mathesonmuseum. org. GLAM Craft Show Gainesvilles biggest indie craft show is 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday at the Historic Mustang Hangar, 4701 NE 40th Terrace. Shop for fun and funky gifts made by 70 local artists, crafters and designers. Beer, wine and food will also be for sale. Admission is $3 for adults. Kids 10 and younger are free. For more information, visit: glamcraftshow.com. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to sshavell@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 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.ANNOUNCEMENTDue to Winter Break, the next issue of the Alligator will not be published until Jan. 6. WHATS HAPPENING?Taste of Tikkun Olam Come to Turlington Plaza from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get a snack from UF Hillel that relates to the Torah portion. This week, Joseph receives his wellknown Technicolor Dreamcoat. For more information, contact Hillels engagement associate, Melissa Kansky, at melissa@ ufhillel.org. Robotics demos at UF The most exciting robot demo day ever at UF will be from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the New Engineering Building. It will include demonstrations of 15 robots built by students in this semesters Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory course. Several other robots from the Machine Intelligence Lab will be displayed, including previous international award-winning robots. See mil.ufl.edu/ imdl/robot_info_f13.htm for more information. TEC presents: Josh Greenberg, co-founder and CTO of Grooveshark At 6:15 p.m. in Hough, Room 150, Josh Greenberg, co-founder and chief technology officer of Grooveshark, is coming to the Entrepreneurship Club. Greenberg has been recognized as Top 30 Under 30 for Music by Forbes in 2012 and 2013. Fun fact: Greenberg met his cofounders of Grooveshark for the first time at a meeting of the Entrepreneurship Club at UF. Please RSVP at fb.com/tecuf/ events. Orange sale Come join the biggest orange sale on campus. This event is organized by the Gator Citrus Club with the support of Florida farmers. The three-day sale will be located at Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Road, from 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Friday. For more information, visit facebook.com/ groups/252519724784426/. Hanukkah party UF Hillel is taking part in the FLCs Snow Swamp Winter Event from 6 to 9 p.m. on Weaver Beach behind Gator Corner Dining Center. Come celebrate the last night of Hanukkah while learning how other religions celebrate their winter holidays. For more information, contact Dani at social@ ufhillel.org. Free challah roll Come meet Melissa from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Turlington Plaza to get a free challah roll to chomp on. Contact Melissa for more information at melissa@ufhillel.org. Green Drinks Join the Fifth Anniversary Party for Green Drinks Gainesville and help support Cinema Verde from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday at The Jam, 817 W. University Ave. It will feature food from restaurants including Blue Gill Quality Food and Emilianos. Enter to win a scooter Come to the Florida Museum of Natural History by Thursday for free admission to all exhibits and to enter to win a scooter. Party 99.5 and the museum are giving away a new scooter courtesy of Southern Scooters & ATVs. Entrants must be UF students who are 18 or older with valid Gator 1 Cards. The winner will be announced during a Party 99.5 remote broadcast at the museum from 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday and must be present to claim the scooter. To register, tune in to Party 99.5, or visit the museum, 3215 Hull Road. Generation 17 Presents: 2 Friends 2 Furious Come out to the Rion Ballroom on Thursday and Saturday at 8 p.m. to see one of the funniest free sketch comedy shows Gainesville has ever seen. So, take a break from studying, and come laugh the stress away at Generation 17: 2 Friends 2 Furious. Campus multi-faith cooperative progressive dinner The annual Gator Chomp Progressive Dinner is a tradition for the Campus MultiFaith Cooperative. A successive course is prepared and eaten at the faith community of a different host. To participate on Thursday, come to the Hillel Library at 6 p.m. It is a variant on a potluck dinner. Ice breakers and appetizers are located at one community, then salads and bread at another, followed by the main course at another community and finally dessert at the final stop on the dinner tour. For more details, visit multicultural.ufl.edu/cmc/ events_programs/progressive_dinner. Shabbat Shalom from Home Its finals week, and UF Hillel is helping bring Shabbat to you. It will reimburse students for Shabbat dinner in their home for up to $10 per person for up to 10 people or up to $5 for up to 20 people. Just provide a list of who is celebrating, their emails, a picture of the fun if this doesnt violate your Shabbat observance along with an itemized receipt before Dec. 15. Please sign up ahead of time at bit.ly/1chMe0l. For more information, contact rabbiswedroe@Ufhillel.org. Polar Express Holiday Train Show Join the Matheson Museum on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. for the Polar Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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BRETT RABINOVICHAlligator Contributing WriterA Gainesville brewery is packing up and will be moved into a new location come September 2014. Swamp Head Brewery, which is currently located at 3140 SW 42nd Way, is moving from the back of a warehouse complex in Southwest Gainesville to a new 13,000-square-foot facility. Brandon Nappy, tactical marketing director for Swamp Head, said as the brewery kept expanding its business, moving became a necessity. Were moving, but were staying in the same area of town, Nappy said. If its working for us here, why change? Although the facility is not large, its enough room to grow for a few years, Nappy said. The location in Southwest Gainesville is ideal for patrons because the original brewery is in that area, he said. The business does not want to lose sight of its loyal customer following. The new facility can accommodate more people in the tasting room and brew more beer, Nappy said. The physical look and feel will be different, but business will still run in its traditional ways. Its a blessing in disguise, owner Luke Kemper said. Im excited about the idea, to have freedom to design and make a system that will work. The new spot is a destination in itself, Kemper said. The location will be by the interstate and convenient for travelers. The new location will look like its in the woods and away from it all, Kemper said. Its off the beaten path. With the expansion comes expanded ideas on packaging products, Kemper said. A bigger space providing the means to can bottles as opposed to just kegs is an idea that will help grow the business. Were excited that we found a place where our patrons can come around, hang out and have a beer with us, Nappy said. that can be sent to the entire group. I think one of the key things for clubs to achieve their missions is that they need to be organized, and communication is key, he said. Our mission is to empower groups. We want to be the intel inside the communication layer that helps groups succeed. Darcy Brown, 19, a UF mechanical engineering junior and the incoming vice president of public relations for Delta Delta Delta, agreed the app would be useful. Id personally use this app because with all the different sources of technology in use today, it is easy to forget to check Facebook or emails, she said. I really like the poll feature this app has because how everyone stands on a situation and can assess what we are going to do with everyones best interest in mind. John Harrison, 22, president of Kappa Sigma fraternity and a UF accounting senior, agreed Quad would be handy. It would be extremely useful on spreading information to people in a quick manner, he said. People always have their phones available, and they would receive messages immediately. But he said theres a drawback no one likes getting a thread. Harrison wouldnt use it because receiving so many messages could be distracting. It would be annoying to receive hundreds of messages a day from brothers, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 APP, from page 1Students torn on valueLOCALNew Swamp Head location brewing Swamp Head year-round brews

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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 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. 76 TOTAL VOTES66% YES 34% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you use periods at the end of your texts? No question today, just a sincere thank you to our readers. Enjoy the break. Well be back Jan. 6.I know myself, but that is all: Fall 2013A lucky batch of seniors will graduate next week and depart into the real world of graduate schools, jobs and paid internships, international travel or mom and dads basement. Theyll have college degrees under their belts essentially, really expensive pieces of paper to hang years they spent at UF. Just kidding. As anyone whos spent a complete semester at college knows, a degree is so much more than the sum of courses you took and credits you accrued. Its a social experience and an emotional roller coaster marked by boozy nights and Pop-Tarts. One of the quintessential novels about college, This Side of Paradise, ends with F. Scott Fitzgeralds protagonist voicing an iconic lament: I know myself, but that is all. We now know that Fitzgerald basically wrote the novel to impress Zelda, his future wife, but it earned critical acclaim and ended up launching his career. Nowadays, he wouldve just opened a Tinder account if he wanted to get laid, but luckily, the cellular technology in 1919 wasnt what it is today. The book tends to be overshadowed by the glamour and grit of The Great Gatsby, but its a beautiful story nonetheless of one mans college experience and the isolation he faces both during his education and as he tries to align himself with New Yorks elite. Obviously, the college experience at UF in 2013 isnt exactly the college experience at Princeton University in the early 20th century. But multiple wars and advancements in cellular technology havent eliminated the loneliness that follows the journey from childhood to young adulthood. Though we interact with dozens of people daily on this sprawling campus, a university education is a solitary one. Whether youre in a fraternity or sorority, a tightly knit group of friends, a campus organization or the largest student-run newspaper in the United States, your struggles and triumphs are your own. Although a parent, close friend or mentor is around to cheer you on and act as your bridge over troubled water, no one knows you better than yourself even when you feel as if your identity is still a work in progress. To put it simply, as the screenplay writer of The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension, Earl Mac Rauch wrote, No matter where you go, there you are. To the seniors going forth, good luck: Though you may not feel it, youre stronger and smarter than you were on the And to everyone else, so long for now well see you in a month. Happy holidays from your friends at the Alligator. At a Student Senate meeting I was covering for the Alligator a few semesters ago, a student journalist went rogue. He was covering his last meeting for the Gainesville Sun and decided to break one of the most important rules of journalism he gave his opinion. During public debate, he stood behind the lectern and told everyone what he really thought of Student Government. He said he hated all the senators and that he wasted hours listening to them argue about petty and trivial things. I asked my editors when I would be able to give my true feelings about SG. And they said in my goodbye column. So I patiently waited for the time when I could unleash the semesters of pent-up emotion and frustration I had from covering SG. But now that the time is here, I decided not to much to your dismay, Im sure. Instead, I will be talking about the labor of love that tor. During my tenure at the paper, I have witnessed newspapers being thrown away, the almost-removal of several Alligator racks from campus, four SG elections and some great pieces of journalism. Like my colleagues, I have been yelled at by sources, berated by readers and lost precious hours of sleep because I was But as readers, you dont see that. You dont see the process that goes into making the paper. You see the You pick up an Alligator every day and see a story that might interest or intrigue you. Some see a liberal correcting. Whatever you see, I guarantee you dont see the blood, sweat and tears that are put into the paper each day. Because my colleagues and I do put our blood, sweat and tears into making this paper. This column, for example, has been read and edited by at least seven people before it went to print. Not to mention the few hours it took me to write it. So why do I do it? Why do I spend eight hours a tioning? Because of you: the reader. Yes, the Alligator looks great on my resume. And yes, I have gotten some great stories published. But what is a story if no one will read it? Every story the Alligator puts on its pages is one it thinks you, the readers, should know about. At times, you dont agree. And thats OK. But please dont insult the content inside its pages. Having someone read something you wrote is terrifying. I had two stories published this semester, and each night before they went to print, I worried they were have someone insult something you spent days perfecting. But for those of you out there who read the Alligator and appreciate the time we spend creating content for you, I want to thank you. And for those of you who take the time to send feedback whether good or bad I want to thank you, too. You are the reason I work every night to make deadline. Well, you and the bleak paycheck I get every two weeks. Samantha Shavell is the Alligators managing editor. WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Samantha Shavellopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Fat shaming. It is a term, or at least a concept, that most people have run into once in their lives. It is the idea that belittling, teasing or bullying an individual about his or her weight will lead a person to feel so bad about himself or herself, the only option is to lose weight. Sounds logical, right? Let me be the but this type of cyber and cultural bullying runs rampant, be it in the national PETA Save the Whales campaign or the Georgia-based Strong4Life ads, which directly shame overweight children, or in a variety of posts on the Internet. One group in particular thought the Internet and the rest of society was not doing enough to shame the overweight public into submission, and as a result, Return of Kings, a mens rights website, decided to take it upon themselves to create Fat Shaming Week. This Twitter campaign was designed to let the general public tweet its frustrations, rude comments and advice directly at overweight women to promote a culture of fat shaming. Its defense was, Mocking someone for lazy and slothful behavior is one of the best ways to motivate them to change and appear more pleasing. Fat shaming isnt an effective way to make others lose weight. A 2013 study from the Public Library of Science found that overweight or obese individuals who reported being victims of weight discrimination, or fat shaming, in 2006 were more than two to three times as likely to become obese or remain obese by a 2010 check-in. In short, fat shaming makes the general public gain weight, not lose it. So why, then, is fat shaming socially acceptable? As Madelyn Fernstrom, the NBC News health and diet editor, puts it, Its almost like obesity is the last of the acceptable groups to be teasing. Being biased about the overweight or obese is still very socially acceptable. If fat shaming does not lead to weight loss, what do the products of fat shaming look like? Fat shaming looks like 69 percent of elementary school girls saying their concept of the ideal body shape, and 47 percent saying the pictures make them want to lose weight, according to a 2010 study. for maybe those who are so ignorant as size of your jeans. Brittany Miles is a writer for the Technique. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Why Fat Shaming Week is hateful and unnecessaryUWireBrittany MilesUWire Katie WianUWire A study has uncovered that college students who cheat are more likely to be interested in obtaining a government job after graduation. So does political power corrupt people, or is it actually that people who are morally corrupt seek power? The study, produced by Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania, focused on hundreds of college students in Bangalore, India. Students were allowed to roll a die privately and were promised more pay for more high numbers rolled. Of course, its impossible to say which students actually lied, but its safe to guess based on the averages likely to come up in random rolling. The students want a government job. Though the dice test isnt a perfect predictor of who is honest and who isnt, the ruption in government is so rampant not because of the nature of government, but the nature of those who take interest in it. It stands to reason that these people who cheated did so because they felt entitled, smarter than those around them and as though they can get away with doing the wrong thing. People like this seek positions of power because they feel they deserve it and that it because governments focus must remain on helping the public. Unfortunately, more people who are out to help themselves are wanting these jobs and taking them from those who are truly altruistic and just. According to Emily Reyes of the Los Angeles Times, the results suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets instance, if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system, said Rema Hanna, an associate professor at Harvard. So not only are dishonest people seeking power, but they may also be discouraging trustworthy people from entering the system and making much-needed changes that are in the best interest of constituents. Transparency International conducts a worldwide ranking of governmental corruption each year. Countries are ranked from 1 to 100, with 100 being perfectly clean and 1 being totally corrupt. In 2012, India, the focus of this study, earned a dreadful 36, so clearly this is a particular problem for them. The U.S. received a respectable 73, so while were certainly not the worst, were also far from the best. The only way the U.S. can improve upon come a better place to live for its citizens is to recruit good people to run the country and oust those leaders who are undeserving of their power. Katie Wian is a writer for The Daily Cougar. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Cheaters seek government jobsUWire

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8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 LOCAL KAYLA MARCUSAlligator Contributing WriterA Gainesville artist has a highArtist hopes Kickstarter campaign, project will take off FRUSTRATION CAN LEAD TO STRESS AND OTHER HEALTH ISSUES. EMILY BEHRENSAlligator Contributing Writer Flies have needs, too: Sexual frustration could shorten life Ive put myself out there, and the support and response has been huge.Leslie TharpUF alumna

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SEVERAL SENATORS MOTIONED TO TABLE THE RESOLUTION UNTIL THE JAN. 7 MEETING. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgWorld politics were introduced A controversial resolution conment means UF would have to senators motioned to table the The vote was close: 40 senators ALLIGATOR William A. England / Alligator StaffTesneem Shraiteh speaks at the Student Senate meeting Tuesday evening against the proposed Senate resolution condemning the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement.

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10, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 THE CARDS ARE AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD AT bit.ly/1beZ8xP. ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgGators can put a little extra emphasis on the green in this seasons color palette by taking advantage of the Gator-themed e-cards released by the university. Jim Harrison, director of Creative Services for UF, said the holiday cards are a part of the universitys Think Before You Ink campaign, which aims to reduce paper consumption on campus. The designs include a cheerful Gator snowman, the glowing Century Tower and snoware available to download at bit.ly/1beZ8xP, and some can be chosen with or without accompanying text. Sharon Eyman, publications coordinator ceives several calls every year asking when the e-cards will be ready. This is about the We just explored some ideas of what people might want to send in an e-card: some serious ones, some photography ones, some fun ones, she said. Al Kirby, a web professional for UF Creative Services, said there have been about 500 page views for the cards since they were made available about two weeks ago, but there is no count of how often the cards have been downloaded. We just try to keep them fresh and new to give faculty, staff and students an interesting way to express themselves, Harrison said. E-cards help Gators do goodSTATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI A Miami artist is building a giant mechanical alligator to raise awareness about the Florida Everglades, with citys well-known Art Basel festival. Part of Lloyd Goradeskys Gator in the project will be much larger the They will create the alligators tail once they are put together and towed by the motorized alligator head. I think if anyone was given an opportunity to save the world, I think they would probably take the time to do that, Goradesky said. And I was more anxious to recognize the importance of the Everglades, being from Miami. Each tile is actually a photomosaic of wildlife images from the Everglades. When seen from a distance, they create the illusion of an alligators torso behind the motorized head that itself features a mechanical jaw. Goradesky says photomosaic art is not new but he thinks the scale of his project is. I decided to take that concept and raise the bar. I wanted to create illusion. Thats what my art is all about. The tiles are expected to be towed Saturday, with an aerial shot showing the fully-deployed alligator. Gorodesky then plans to sell the tiles to cover the costs of his project.Artist builds mechanical alligator for Art Basel

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 11 Concert jingle bell rocks through North Central Florida Santa (Jam) is coming to town. Dec. 15. Admission fee: Two will be in Gainesville. 1) Friday: Dirty Bar, 2441 NW 43rd St., Suite 26B 2) Dec. 14: Backstage Lounge, 1315 S. Main St. Nicole Early and Rebecca Kravetz / Alligator StaffCRIME KATHRYN VARNkvarn@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a local man Tuesday who has been wanted on charges of robbing a local ice cream restaurant in late October. napping and possession of a weapon by a apartment at 1053 SE 10th Place, said GPD On Oct. 27, Gaddy entered the Eastside Sweet Dreams Homemade Ice Cream of cording to Alligator archives. He forced the female clerk into the bathroom at gunpoint and then took money from the register. rest. According to court records, Gaddy has bery and criminal mischief. He was booked into jail at about 5 p.m. Tuesday, where he remained in lieu of an $800,000 bond.Ice cream shop robber found

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 13 12, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 1. Addiction, Pg. 8 2. Aikido of Gainesville, Pg. 20 3. American Self Storage, Pg.10 4. American Tuning & Tires, Pg.10 5. Archer Beauty Supply Inc., Pg.10 6. Best Jewelry, Pg.22 7. Biotest, Pg.22 8. Bush Gator Transmission, Pg.4 9. The Copper Monkey, Pg.3 10. DCI Biologicals, Pg.11 11. Downtown Barber Shop, Pg.20 12. Dragon Rises College of Oriental Medicine, Pg.1113. Enterprise, Pg.20 14. The Estates, Pg.7 15. Ethnic Dance Expression Studio, Pg.8 16. Fit 2 Run, Pg.22 17. Flacos, Pg.10 18. Gainesville Dojo, Pg.11 19. Gainesville House of Beer, Pg.20 20. Gainesville OBGYN, Pg.20 21. Gator City, Pg.3 22. GNC / Archer, Pg.20 23. The Grog House, Pg.3 24. The Grove, Pg.15 25. GT Motor Cars, Pg.11 26. Hungry Howies, Pg.24 27. Iron Wood Golf Course, Pg.20 28. Lexington Crossing, Pg.17 29. Liquid Ginger, Pg.21 30. Newberry Animal Hospital, Pg.11 31. A Nu Twist, Pg.4 32. The Pavilion on 62nd, Pg.16 33. Picture This! Frame Shop & Gallery, Pg.8 34. Red Onion Neighborhood Grill, Pg.20 35. Relish, Pg.10 36. Burrito Famous, Pg.4 37. Re-Tech, Pg.11 38. Town Parc, Pg.8 39. UF Gatorwell, Pg.11 & 22 40. UF Mail and Document Center, Pg.11 41. UF OConnell Center, Pg.21 42. UPS Store, Pg.20 43 Wards Supermarket, Pg.10 44. The Warehouse Restaurant & Lounge, Pg.20Local Living Guide Archer RdUniversity of FLW. University AveNewberry Rd U niv ersit y of FL University of FloridaNE Waldo Rd.SW Williston Rd. Lake Kanapaha Gainesville Regional AirportSE Hawthorne Rd NW 34th St.NW 39th Ave NW 23rd Ave NE 39th Ave SW 24th Ave.SE Williston Rd.Oaks Mall NW 8th Ave.NW 6th St.SW 34th St.S Main St.N Main St.SW 13th StNW 16th Ave. NE 16th Ave.NW 43rd St.SE 15th St. E. University Ave SW 20th Ave.NE 23rd Ave. N E S W SW 143rd St Tower Rd. 26 CR 241S 24 75 441 SW 2nd Ave. 121 222 26 222 Archer Rd. SW 23rd Terr. Hull Rd. 32 14 33 20 36 15 34 42 3 8 7 10 21 23 28 4 2 44 38 9 16 24 26 5 35 41 40 39 27 43 12 31 13 6 17 11 19 18 29 30 1 37 22 25

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14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013A Little SunshineTop left: Daniel Ratovoson smiles while going for a walk with his older brother on Oct. 13. Top right: Daniel Ratovoson attempts to stand on his own during a physical therapy session on Oct. 14. Middle left: Daniel Ratovoson rides a horse on Oct. 16 at Stirrups n Strides, a therapeutic horseback riding center in Citra, Fla. Middle right: Daniel Ratovoson, or Little Sunshine as hes nicknamed, celebrates his 18th birthday on Nov. 10 with his mother, and his older brother and caretaker, Joel Ratovoson, 26.Daniel Ratovoson was born at just 26 weeks old. He suffers from cerebral palsy, a brain disorder that affects muscle tone, movement and motor skills. The journey has not been easy for him or his family. He needs constant daily monitoring and care anywhere from feeding to bathing. But together they persevere. Ratovoson is a senior at Gainesville High School and a member of the Noahs Endeavor program. On Nov. 10, Ratovoson turned 18 an age that is typically a rite of passage for adolescents in which they seek independence from family and start lives of their own. But for Ratovoson, that is a transition only dreamt of in books read to him by caretakers and family members. Despite his disorder, Ratovoson participates in a multitude of activities, including baseball, swimming, soccer and bowling on a weekly basis. I have been for Daniel to be like any other kids, said Charlotte Ravel, his mother.Photos by Adam HarringtonBottom left: Joel Ratovoson reads a bedtime story to Daniel Ratovoson on Nov. 27. Bottom right: Daniel Ratovoson goes for a walk with Joel Ratovoson on Oct. 13.

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds 2 BLOCKS FROM UF!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 4-23-72-1 COLLEGE ROOMS STARTING AT $400.00 MONTH, 1/1, 2/2, 3/2's UTILITIES INCLUDED NO MOVE IN COST. WE DO SEMISTER LEASING Frances 352-375-8787 Rent Florida Realty 2-7-13-150-1 1 furnished BR in condo 1mi S of UF & on bus route, with own BA & walk-in closet, laundry, laminate flooring, pool, basketball, gym. $369/mo includes utilities, internet, etc. 352-262-3291 12-4-13-30-1 Student life at Countryside at the University. Individual leases for students in four bedroom four bath condo. Bus service, plenty of parking Enhance the UF experience. $375 mo. Contact Bristol Park Realty 352-367-2669 rich@bristolparkrealty.com 1-8-13-20-1 3/3s and 4/4sFully Furnished w/ Washer & Dryer, All-Inclusive w/Cable & Internet Included Rooms Start at Just $319TWO MONTHS FREE RENT Call 352-379-9300 for Details!1-6-14-17-1 One bedroom/one bath in 4br/4bath condo $350/mo. Countryside condos, 4000 SW 23rd St. Includes Internet, cable TV, laminate flooring, washer & dryer. Furnished or unfurnished. 1st floor location. Students only. Call Thomas, (407) 405-7570. 12-4-13-8-1 Custom 2BDRM 1Bath Within 1 mi UF&Shands Completely furnished Tiled liv area Carpeted BDRMS w/ceiling fans Upgraded Bath As New Kit w/stainless appl W/D Cent H/A TV Internet/cable avail Owner pays water pest contrl lawn main Near bus rte Sorry no pets Furnished $745/mo Unfurnished $665/mo. Call 727-423-9463 1-6-14-2-1SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!"ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIED ADSGET THE JOB DONE!REACH MORE THAN 50,000 READERS EACH PUBLICATION DAY 1BR APT $395/moSmall pet ok. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-2133901 4-23-14-72-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 12-4-13-71-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-5-14-168-2 Now leasing 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th Street. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. Call 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 4-23-1472-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 4-23-14-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $460 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! 3/1 HOUSE 1100 sq ft 2036 NW 31st Pl. $800/mo No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 1-31-14-17-2 HISTORIC APTS Downtown Pleasant St Historic District. 1-3BRs. Ceiling fans, porches, wd flrs, some w/ W/D. ALSO we have 2 & 3BR homes. Cats ok, no dogs. 1st, last, sec. aprleve@aol.com Call/text 352-538-1550 12-4-13-44-2 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 4-23-14-72-2 SMALL COTTAGE perfect for one person seeking a non-smoking, quiet, private, safe envronment. SW area off Tower Rd. 6-7 min to UF/Shands, 4 min to Oaks Mall $500/mo. 352-562-9174 1-6-13-24-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 1-27-14-21-2 ******** 2 Bedroom ********Midtown. Walk to UF & Downtown from this 2BR apt in historic area. 116 NW 7th Terr. $740.00/mth. Call 870-2760. 12-4-13-14-2 3BR/3BA house, fenced yard, close to UF/ Shands, bus route. Open floor plan, newer home. W/D, lawn main, pest cont inc. Quiet neighborhood, avail Dec/Jan, $1475/month. tonyc@kinetixpt.com or 352-246-5958. 1-6-13-41-2 Studio apartment perfect for Grad student Very close to campus off University Ave Available January 1 (Earlier move-in possible) 352-377-2930 1-6-13-9-2 MERRILL MANAGEMENT INC. 825 NW 13th Street 352-372-1494 x10 www.merrillmanagement.com 1 Room Effeciency Across from UF Stadium Tile Floors, Full Kitchen and Bath and Screen Porch 1806 NW 2nd Ave. $500/Mo 2BR 1BA Garage Apt $700/Mo Inclds Elec, Water & Sewer 1014 SW 2nd Place Wood Floors, Central H & Air 1-6-14-9-2 Room for Rent in 3bdrm house Backyard, nice neighborhood near UF. Great deal $500/ mo incl elec!! New crpt/paint pet ok (561)7065378 918 NW 10th Ave. 12-4-13--7-2 1BR/1BA Quiet neighborhood. 1103 NW 4th St. Apt A upstairs. $500/mo. Pets ok. Close to UF, bike/bus. Call 352-359-1644, 352-332-8481, 214-9050 1-6-14-2-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. BIG 6/3, NICE YARD, LOTS OF PARKING TWO RM'S, JAN 1ST, $350 EACH NEW HEAT AND AC,LAUNDRY, BBQ, 14FT BAR RM, 2 REFR'S, CALL KARL 352-514-6180 GOOD PEOPLE 1-6-13-10-4 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 FLORIDA WATERFRONT CONDO LIQUIDATION SALE! Brand new 2BR/2BA 1,690sf luxury condo only $149,900 Originally under contract for $365,000. Near downtown Orlando & all theme parks/attractions. Must see. Call now 877-333-0272, x 173 12-4-1-5 Tennessee Log Cabin on 6 acres with FREE Boat Slip! Only $74,900 New 3BR, 2BA log cabin shell, lake access, nicely wooded, level setting. Quiet paved road frontage. Excellent financing. Call now 877-888-0267, x 453 12-4-1-5 New Log Home* on 8+ acres in Florida just $87,900. Sale! Saturday, Dec 14th. 3BR, 2BA, 1700sf cabin on spectacular lake access setting in beautiful upscale community with all infrastructure/amenities completed. Excellent financing. Call now 877-525-3033, x 983. *constructed weather tight log home shell. 12-4-1-5 10 ACRE MOUNTAIN TOP ESTATE! Gorgeous Blue Ridge mountain acreage featuring spectacular 3 state views & towering hardwoods! Abuts U.S. National Forest. Great building spot! U/G utilities, paved rd frontage, RV friendly. Priced to sell only $69,900. Excellent financing. Call now 866952-5303, x 92 12-4-1-5 BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 12-4-13-71-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 12-4-13-71-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 12-4-13-71-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 12-4-71-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 12-4-71-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 12-4-13-71-6 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publication days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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16, ALLIGATOR 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 In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 4-23-14-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy or Sell!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-23-14-72-10 Party Supplies: Complete line of Bar Supplies, glassware, Liquor Pours, Shakers, Professional Cooking Utensils. R.W. Beaty Co. 1120 N. Main St., Gainesville 352-448-3433 beatyequip@aol.com 124-13-42-10 B.K. CHRISTMAS TREES Potted Red Cedar & AZ Cypress, 3' to 10', $9 to $75. Free pecans & sugar cane. 20926 NW 75th St. Alachua. Mon Fri 4-6pm, Sat & Sun 10-6pm. 912-210-3429, 386-462-2060 12-4-12-10 HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10 MOECKER AUCTIONS Public Auction, Road Runner Highway Signs, Inc. (Road striping division only) December 10th @ 10am 4421 12th St. Court East, Bradenton, Fl 34203 Specialized highway marking/striping equipment and vehicles that meets DOT safety. Special preview: 12/09 10am-4pm www.moeckerauctions.com (800) 840-BIDS 15%-18%BP, $100 ref. cash dep. Subj to confirm. Receivership case #2013 CA 002342 Circuit Court of Manatee County, Fl AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin 12-4-1-10 4-23-14-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 12-4-13-71-11SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-23-14-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $999. 1-2yr warranties with roadside assistance included. 376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-2314-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in town! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 3766275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-23-14-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-23-14-72-11 WWW.SWAMPCYCLES.COM Scooters & Motorcycles Sales & Service Quality, Experienced, Certified Technicians. Close to Campus, Lowest Prices. 633 NW 13th St. 352-373-8823 12-4-71-11 RPMMOTORCYCLES.COM Gville's Japanese cycle specialists since 1998. Guaranteed work, best labor rates ($60/hr) Service-Parts-Accy. We have your tires. MonFri 10-6. 352-377-6974. 518 SE 2nd St. 124-75-11 CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 12-4-71-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $800 AND UP! 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN OVER 150 VEHICLES IN STOCK! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS, & VANS! 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 98 CHEVY ASTRO $2999 03 CHEVY MALIBU $3999 00 GMC SIERRA $2999 99 NISSAN SENTRA $4999 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 01 MITS MIRAGE $3999 00 CHEVY CAVALIER $3999 00 DODGE INTREPID $2999 97 DODGE VAN $2999 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECK!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUVS & VANS 30 DAY WARRANTY 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 08 NISSAN QUEST $10,999 05 CHEVY IMPALA $8999 04 VOLVO S40 $8999 04 SUZUKI SL7 $10,999 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 04 JEEP CHEROKEE $8999 07 DODGE NITRO $11,999 05 NISSAN ALTIMA $9999 07 NISSAN SENTRA $11,999 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Steve 352-771-6191 12-4-13-71-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES 0 DOWN!!!! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH NO CREDIT CHECK!! 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES DOWN PAYMENT DEFERRED UNTIL TAX SEASON!!!! 6 MONTHS SAME AS CASH!! 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 OPERATION CATNIPThis Thanksgiving season, we're asking all our friends to pitch inJUST $5to help us continue our work and help more catsVOLUNTEERS NEEDED caring for cats assisting with surgery days working in the office SUPPLIES NEEDED paper towels postage stamps cat food cat litter rubbing alcohol super glue gel TAX DEDUCTABLE DONATIONS Each cat receives care that costs apporimately $40. Every little bit helps! UPCOMING SPAY DAYS: December 8th Call 352-376-6647 or Visit www.nmhp.net, or Email ocgainesville @gmail.com GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 12-4-71-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 12-4-13-71-13 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 12-4-13-71-13 ATTN SMOKERS! Univ of Florida Smoking Lab needs you to participate in a study assessing effects of different activities on craving, withdrawal, and choices about smoking. Call Allison at 336-406-3706 or email uflsmokelab@gmail.com 12-4-8-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 12-4-13-71-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-23-1472-14RGIS INVENTORY SPECIALISTSPart-time hourly work Flexible schedules $8 an hour to start Apply online at RGIS.COM 1-10-13-10-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 y.o. on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Luisa Rios-Avila at 392-1991 Ext 266. 124-13-71-14 CUTTING-EDGE UF RESEARCH STUDY Smokers wanted (1 pack a day for 5 years) Periodontal (gum line) sampling only 5 visits over 2 years; up to 1.5 hr each visit FREE oral exam, up to $160 compensation Call: 352-392-2945 12-4-13-71-14 STUDENTPAYOUTS.COMPaid survey takers needed. in Gainesville. 100% FREE to join. Click on Surveys 124-13-75-14 STUDENT WORK AVAILABLEFlex Sch/Resume Builder 14.50 base/appt CALL TODAY 352-505-9105 1-22-74-14 ATTENTION Smokers!!! Do you want to quit smoking? Smokers are needed to participate in a quit smoking study. If interested, please call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-234-6640 or 352-273-2151 or e-mail us at ufsmokinglabclinic@gmail. com 12-4-43-14 DOMINO"S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. Apply at gatordominos.com 12-4-1337-14 Exp. PRESSURE WASHING person w/ truck to pull trailer, pc, internet, cell; flexible hrs, full time,good pay. Only serious/dependable candidates, please! 352-870-6017 | www.mandrells.com/apply 1-6-13-33-14Helper. Carry and assemble boxing bag. 60 lbs. $20/hr.(min. 2 hrs.)973-634 8821 1-7-3-14

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ALLIGATOR BEST PART-TIME JOB IN GATOR NATION 3 Miles from Campus $11.25/ Hr to Start | $12-$15 After Training Flexible Schedule | Ideal for Students Call Today (352) 2640044 1-10-13-2814 OFFICE ASSISTANT Bookkeeping knowledge, Quickbooks accounting software necessary. Computer software/hardware skills a plus. 5-20 hrs/ wk, $8/hr. Email resume, your specific skills, available schedule to: officegnv@gmail.com 12-4-13-11-14 PT WAITERS/WAITRESSES WANTED. Small house Chinese restaurant now hiring 8 experienced waiters/waitresses with legal working status. Contact Mr. Wang 904-6553382 or stop by 1120 W Univ. Ave 12-413-10-14 GROUNDSKEEPER POSITION Indoor housework & outdoor gardenwork Self-motivated students only. Must have reliable transportation. $10/hr. Call Mark @ 352-591-3105 12-4-13-7-14 Learn how to save, manage & make money Earn Monthly Residual Income Blitz Call 218-239-3210 code: 12345# M-F 10pm EST Email: creatingwealth818@gmail.com 352-275-8561 MCB 9am-9pm 1-6-13-6-14Medical AssistantDermatology Practice has an opportunity for FT or PT employment. Excellent benefits and Competitive Salary. Excellent opportunity for PA applicants. Please send resume to fscds2010@yahoo.com 1-6-13-4-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for part-time afterschool counselors, front desk/customer service, gymnastics coaches and more! Apply today at www.suncountrysports.com/jobs.html. 12-4-13-2-14 Local online retailer, 6dollarshirts.com, seeking seasonal help with order fulfillment & screen printing. Up to 40 hrs weekly, $8/hr. Apply online, http://6dollarshirts.com/jobs. 1-13-14-7-14 Thornebrook Chocolates is looking for creative people with good interpersonal skills to make and sell confections. Must be available immediately, around holidays and summer. E-mail inquiries/resume to info@thornebrookchocolates.com. 1-8-144-14 SBSG is a financial transcription company offering part-time work. Create your own schedule Competitive Production-Based Pay Close to campus! Must be able to touch-type 65wpm Apply Online: www.sbsgrp.com 12-4-131-14 NOW HIRING Outstanding Notetakers and Editors SPRING 2014 Apply online at SmokinNotes.com 1-17-14-11-14 City College Gainesville Campus is seeking Veterinary Tech Instructor to teach Vet Technology classes. Must be a graduate of an AVMA-accredited veterinary or technology program & hold a degree (AS or BS CVT or DVM). 5 years experience in the field required. City College is a non-profit college providing higher education in a multitude of programs. We have campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Hollywood, Altamonte Springs and Gainesville. Send resume to: apenn@citycollege.edu 1-6-14-2-14 City College Gainesville Campus is seeking Dept. Chair for Veterinary Tech Program Supervisor abilities necessary for hiring & training faculty members Must be a graduate of AVMA-accredited school / 5 yrs exp reqd. City College Gainesville Campus Dept. Chair for Veterinary Tech Program to teach Vet Tech courses. City College is a non-profit college providing higher education in a multitude of programs. We have campuses in Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Hollywood, Altamonte Springs and Gainesville. Send resume to: apenn@citycollege.edu 1-6-14-2-14 DRIVER TRAINEES NEEDED NOW! Learn to drive for US Xpress! Earn $700 per week! No experience needed! Local CDL Traning. Job ready in 15 days! (888)368-1964 124-1-14 Heavy Equipment Operator Training! Bulldozers, Backhoes, Excavators. 3 Weeks Hands On Program. Local Job Placement Assistance. National Certifications. GI Bill Benefits Eligible. 1-866-362-6497 12-4-114 Experienced OTR Flatbed Drivers earn 50 up to 55 cpm loaded. $1000 sign on to Qualified drivers. Home most weekends. Call: (843)266-3731 / www.bulldoghiway. com. EOE 12-4-1-14 IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 12-4-71-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-23-14-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 12-4-71-15 NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 12-4-71-15 AUTO TITLE LOAN Need Some Fast Cash??? Keep Your Car! No Key Required! No Credit Check! No Payment for 30 Days! Ask about our Free Loan & Free Gas Specials! 352-692-CA$H (2274) 11-27-13-60-15 OCD Cleaning SolutionsHome Apartment Office Insured Let Our Obsessive Cleaning Disorder Work for You! 352-443-0408 12-4-10-15 AIRLINE CAREERS begin here Get FAA approved Aviation Maintenance Technician training. Housing and Financial aid for qualified students. Job placement assistance. Call AIM 866-314-3769 12-4-1-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 12-4-71-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-23-72-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville It's a Blast!Call 371-2092 4-23-14-72-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad in the classifieds to find trip arrangements or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. LOST MY FATHER'S FIGHTING GATORS BASEBALL CAP FROM 1980's. Hat has sentimental value and will pay $100/REWARD. 954-258-5900. THANK YOU. 12-4-13-325 PUT IT IN THE ALLIGATOR! LOCAL TARGETED EFFECTIVE ECONOMICAL Reach over 50,000 readers each publication day. SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!"

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Lily Svete has brought her Indiana basketball roots to the Florida womens basketball team. Read the story on page 22.Senior BowlJon Halapio announced via Twitter on Tuesday that he has been invited to participate in the Senior Bowl in January. Another year has come and gone for the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column, and were in a nostalgic mood. In our last edition of this fall semester, we would like to thank you for reading this column each and every week. tion, we would like to look back at the year that was. Although, Florida stumbled to a 4-8 record in 2013, we feel we performed much better. As youve come to expect, we here at the alligatorSports Brand Picks Column have a lot of pride and even more bravado. to do a Best Of when it comes to this weeks insults of our pickers. But Lichtenstein will debate the Atlantic Coast Conference title game between Duke and Florida State with a special guest. Florida State (-29.5) will leave Duke longing for 2013 because... Jameis Winston is the best player in the nation. End of story. The kid is a beast. -Adam Lichtenstein The Blue Devils (+29.5) will sing Auld Lang Syne to the Seminoles because... Go Blue Devils! -David Cutcliffe Now onto the picks! Leading the pack at 69-38-5 is alligatorSports Assistant Editor Adam D-II, here I come! Lichtenstein, who declared he could crack the roster of a Division II basketball team. Sorry, bud. Most teams are probably looking for guys who can actually score. In second place with a record of 6443-5 is alligatorSports Staff Writer Joe WE DONT NEED TEBOW, OK? Morgan, who continues to root for the most hopeless team in the NFL. No Picks Column SITE: Your Couch (cap. 4) KICKOFF: All Day, Saturday TV/RADIO: Every channel SEE PICKSS, pP AGE 21FOOTBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24No player who has run through the south end zone tunnel in the last four years has generated as much love, hate, hope and dread as No. 8. Trey Burton has delivered cheers and moans alike, but his career ended about two hours before he expected. The senior wide receiver suffered a left ending a career that has been nothing if not eventful. Obviously you dont want to go out like that, he said. I felt like I let my team down a little bit. But its obviously not something I can control. When he suffered the injury, Burton was on Murphy out for the third straight game due to a sprained shoulder and thirdstringer Skyler Mornhinweg Burton was going to see as much action as he had in any other game in his career. Coach Will Muschamp and former offensive coordinator Brent Pease planned to hand the keys of the offense over to than 30 snaps. We had a counter coming back, we had a trap, we had a couple of passes off of [the package], Muschamp said. There were just some things we felt good about that Trey had repped ery time hes been in those situations hes performed very well. Added Burton: We had a bunch of [plays] I was excited for the opportunity and I was going to try to make the most of it. It got cut a little short. For a moment, it looked like the strategy might work. Burton ends controversial Florida career LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickWhen it comes to the injury bug, Florida has not had any luck this year. Scottie Wilbekins ankle injury Monday night during No. 15 Floridas 65-64 loss to No. 12 UConn was a high right ankle sprain, the team announced Tuesday afternoon. X-rays conducted Tuesday were negative for any breaks and tears. No timetable for the point guards return has been set at this time, UF added. Wilbekin suffered the injury late in Mondays contest and did Huskies. Coming down from a rebound attempt, he landed awkwardly on UConn guard Ryan Boatrights foot. Wilbekin fell to the ground holding his right ankle before play stopped and trainers escorted him to the locker room. Without Wilbekin during the da moved the ball well and kept the game close until UConn guard Shabazz Napier sunk a buzzer-beater to win it for the Huskies. Before exiting to the locker room, Wilbekin had 15 points on 6-of-14 shooting and two assists against three turnovers. after only playing in Floridas past three games. He missed the season due to suspension for violating team rules. High ankle sprains typically take about 4-6 weeks to heal. Without Wilbekin, No. 15 Florida could be heading into its home matchup against No. 6 Kansas on Dec. 10 with no true point guards and only six scholarship players. Freshman point guard Kasey Hill also suffered a high ankle sprain during Floridas win against Southern on Nov. 18. His original timetable for recovery was set for at least a month. Hill seems to be making progress from his injury, as he has been cleared to walk without a protective boot, but he has not been active in UFs past four contests. With Florida having limited options, sophomore shooting guard Michael Frazier II and forward Dorian Finney-Smith will likely have to assume point guard duties against the Jayhawks. Swingman DeVon Walker (mid-foot sprain) played minimal minutes against UConn but should be in better health when facing the Jayhawks, barring any setbacks. Combo guard Eli Carter, who has yet to regain full strength after suffering a broken leg in February, is opting for a medical redshirt and will not be available. Sophomore guard Dillon Graham (bone spurs in hips) is out for the season.AAP Photo BBurton SEE BURTON, pP AGE 20Gators now down both point guardsPoll ResultsWhat most contributed to the Florida football teams dismal season?44% Injuries 42% Coaching 14% TT alent79 total votes

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JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczuprynRather than play limited minutes for the Gators on a hobbled right leg, guard Eli Carter will sit out the remainder of the season and earn a medical redshirt, according to SNY.tv. The junior suffered a broken leg while playing for Rutgers on Feb. 16 against DePaul. Although he has returned to the court in a limited capacity this season, he is still not fully healthy. Carter did not see any action on the court in Mondays loss to Connecticut and has averaged fewer than eight minutes in seven games. Walk-ons Billy Donovan and Lexx Edwards are the only other healthy players to have averaged less time on the court than Carter. The transfer from Rutgers, who earned a NCAA waiver to play for the Gators this season rather than being forced to sit out playing time. Carter scored only three points for Florida on 1-of-14 shooting, including 1 of 9 from three-point range. He recorded as many turnovers as he did points. Carters medical redshirt, but on Sunday he hinted at the idea. Thats probably something thats going to happen, Donovan said. But right now, I think hes just trying to see can he get better? But as I said before, were not going to waste a year just to have him be a guy thats going to spot somebody to give him a breather. I think hes done too much in his career. We owe it to him to get him fully healthy and healed and ready to play. Turbulent Gators: Delta Airlines is conducting an internal investigation after its partner, ExpressJet, swapped the Florida basketball teams mechanically dysfunctional charter plane for the commercial Gators to make their Monday night game against UConn. While Billy Donovan and his team left on time, the unscheduled engine maintenance on the remaining aircraft forced customers stuck in Gainesville. In a statement, Delta announced it expected the work on the aircraft to be completed quickly, which is why it swapped the planes. ville because of the inconvenience, according to the Gainesville Sun. sult. Bahamas Bound: The Battle 4 Atlantis tournament announced Florida would be one of the eight teams participating in its in Paradise Island, Bahamas. The lineup also includes heavyweights North Carolina, UCLA, Georgetown, WisBirmingham. Mike Hill, UFs executive associate athletic director for external affairs, said he jumped at the chance to join the tournament when the opportunity arose. The organizers of the event approached us a couple years ago to gauge our interest and obviously it was a pretty short discussion, especially when we heard about the other participants, Hill said. Thats a to be a part of that. ALLIGATOR, 19 Rutgers transfer Carter to earn medical redshirt this season We owe it to him to get him fully healthy and healed and ready to play.Billy DonovanUF coachRyan Jones / AlligatorEli Carter dribbles the ball during Floridas 77-69 win against North Florida on Nov. 1 in the OConnell Center. Carter plans to receive a medical redshirt this season.

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20, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffTrey Burton reaches to catch a punt during Floridas 30-10 victory against Arkansas out of the much-maligned Wildcat package, and the Gators were threatening to take a quick lead against the heavily favored Seminoles. But after one more Wildcat snap, Burton left the game due to the injury, and his season ended in as much disappointment as Floridas did. him, Mornhinweg said. He was a key component to our offense. Burton made a name for himself almost immediately after arriving at Florida. He completed 12 of 18 passes for a touchdown and ran for 128 yards and two more scores in the 2010 spring game. He made an immediate impact that season. As a freshman, Burton scored 12 touchtimes. down performance against a Tennessee in 2012, he often strained to make even modest gains. However, Burton quietly succeeded in his ket to Floridas again-rotating door of quartercategories. Burton will look to stick at receiver in the future. He said he plans to enter Mays NFL Draft as a wideout. He said after the loss to FSU that reer unfolded. years I had here. BURTON, from page 18

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 21 ugly uniform combination or washed-up quarterback will ever save that franchise. Coming in at third place at 6047-5 is alligatorSports Editor Phillip Holier Than Thou Heilman, who recently decided to impart some life lessons while playing Madden on Xbox Live. Listen, bud. When you follow up some sage advice by eating a potato chip off your bare chest, its hard to take you seriously. Leading the non-alligatorSports division and in fourth place overall with a record of 57-50-5 is the Orlando Sentinels Edgar OMG! Im so sry u guys 4 real! Thompson, who sent a mass email to fellow beat writers following a relatively minor shared transcription snafu. Good Lord, Edgar. Why were you so apologetic? You act like were your only friends or something. Oh... inGators.coms Cody MIA Jones, who we dont even remember seeing at the Georgia Southern game. Sad thing is, we just now realized he wasnt there. Or maybe he was. Oh, well. Tied for sixth at 56-51-5 is InsidetheGators.coms Bryan 6-9! Holt, who expressed his affection for the Lil Jon banger Get Low this week. Holt knows a thing or two about getting low, if you know what we mean (Hes short). Also tied for sixth is 247sports. coms Thomas Bueller? Bueller? Goldkamp, who decided to cut class on Wednesday while the rest of us were enlightened by Professor Durkin. Whether or not he crashed an expensive sports car, we dont know. And in dead-ass last place with a piss-poor record of 55-525 is Staff Writer Adam Road trip nightmare Pincus, who sweat profusely throughout the trip to Kentucky and stepped on a stumbling out of the car at a gas station. PICKS, from page 18 ET TG BH CJ LOU (--3.5) at CIN LOU LOU LOU LOU BGU (+3.5) at NIU NIU NIU NIU BGU OU (+10.5) at OKST OKST OKST OU OKST UT (+13.5) at BAY BAY UT BAY BAY MIZZ (+2.5) at AUB AUB AUB MIZZ MIZZ STAN (+3) at ASU ASU ASU STAN STAN DUKE (+29.5) at FSU FSU DUKE FSU DUKE OSU (-5.5) at MSU OSU MSU MSU MSU AL AP PH JM LOU (--3.5) at CIN LOU LOU LOU LOU BGU (+3.5) at NIU NIU NIU NIU NIU OU (+10.5) at OKST OU OKST OU OKST UT (+13.5) at BAY BAY UT BAY BAY MIZZ (+2.5) at AUB MIZZ AUB MIZZ AUB STAN (+3) at ASU STAN STAN STAN ASU DUKE (+29.5) at FSU FSU DUKE DUKE DUKE OSU (-5.5) at MSU OSU MSU OSU MSU

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22, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 1227 W. UNIVERSITY AVE.(NEXT TO LEONARDO'S BY THE SLICE) MON FRI 9AM TO 9PM & SAT SUN 10AM TO 7PM GAINESVILLE'S NEWEST AND MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED THRIFT STORE20,000+ ITEMS FASHIONABLE SELECTION OF WOMENS CLOTHES! GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandJames Naismith, basketballs creator, said in 1936, Basketball really had its beginnings in Indiana, which remains today the center of the sport. Those words still ring true. The sport may have been born in Massachusetts, but it came of age in Indiana basketballs breadbasket. The Gators have an Indiana connection. Redshirt senior Lily Svete hails from the South Bend, Ind. Growing up so close to Notre Dame her father, Lee, is the Associate Vice President for the schools Division of Student Affairs she was naturally drawn to the Fighting Irish and their basketball teams at a young age. We went (to basketball games) all the time, Svete said. All the time. I went to so many guys games and girls games. Naturally, Lily and her little brother, Leo, had a hoop in their driveway. Weve played since we were little, Svete said. My dad had us in the gym since we were like 2 years old. We were always busy shooting on Saturday mornings. Basketballs presence in Indiana is palpable. Hoops adorn driveways, trees, barn doors and silos. The state is home to some of basketballs most promiGreat shooters are aplenty in Indiana. Look no further than Larry The Hick from French Lick Bird and Oscar The Big O Robertson, who averaged 24.3 and 25.7 points per game throughout their careers, respectively. Everything up in Indiana is so fundamental, Svete said. Its all about your shooting form. If you dont have perfect shooting form, people dont respect you as a shooter. Everybody can shoot. Its just the culture up there. The lore of high school basketball in Indiana is unrivaled. The state has 12 of the nations 13 largest high school gymnasiums, according to the New York Times. New Castle Fieldhouse is the largest high school basketball gym in the world, boasting a capacity of 9,325. In 36 years, Indiana has produced 41 McDonalds All-Americans more than Florida, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Georgia, and trailing only Illinois, New York and California. Svete excelled at Mishawaka Penn (Ind.) High. However, if a player in Indiana wants full recognition, playing AAU is a must. High school was serious, but AAU was always bigger, Svete said. I went (to Penn High) with my point guard that I always played AAU with, Kelsey Reynolds. She plays at DePaul now. Svete and Reynolds bucked the trend at Penn by making the varsity team as freshmen a rare feat at the school. varsity, Svete said. We started, which was kind of a big deal. Being the basketball hotbed that Indiana is, Svete played against phenomenal talent. Skylar Diggins, the third overall selection in the 2013 WNBA draft and the all-time leading scorer at Notre Dame, was one of Svetes regular opponents. Diggins played for Washington (Ind.) High. [Diggins] was in my conference, Svete said. We never got out of the sectional because we always played her team and got beat ... Like, we would go 19-2 and the two losses would be to Washington. In her senior season at Penn, Svete made the Indiana All-Star team. Continue reading story online at alligatorSports.org.Senior forward brings basketball roots to GainesvilleSvete

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WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 23 LANDON PUNCHESIf youre a Florida fan and youre reading this right now, you probably hate Shabazz Napiers guts. After what he did to your team Monday night, its understandable. Napier scored 26 points including No. 12 Connecticuts Conn. Late in the game, the senior guard made two keys shots a buzzer-beater on a second-chance opportunity and a four-point play on the previous possession. But if you analyze the tape, ing did not go in UFs favor late in the game on those two plays. The Buzzer-Beater: nal possession of the game was a frantic mess that saw many small breaks work in the Huskies favor. With 17.7 seconds left in the game and his team down by a point, Napier took up the ball and then proceeded to use a pick from forward DeAndre Daniels. But Florida doubled on the pick-androll with Patric Young and Casey Prather to trap Napier. The elusive Napier split the double team, losing his handle on the ball but regaining it after about half of a second. He then forced an off-balance jumper from the right elbow that clanked off the backboard. Before any Gator could jump for the rebound, Daniels backtapped the ball intentionally or accidentally and Napier somehow found himself with the ball in his hands at the free-throw line for one more shot. Even with the 6-foot-6 Prather running toward Napier, sticking a hand in the Connecticut guards face, Napier released the shot with only 0.4 seconds to spare and sunk it. converged down low for the rebound. Florida should have stuck a man on a player as dangerous as Napier at all times. On the rebound attempt, UF left him unattended. But Florida coach Billy Donovan made a good point after the game. If the ball were tipped anywhere else, the Gators would have The Four-Point Play: After the game, Donovan said the refs made a mistake calling a foul on Dorian Finney-Smith during Napiers three-point shot on the right wing. Continue reading online at alligatorSports.org.Film study: UF hoops Landon WatnickTwitter: @landonwatnick

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24, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 4, 2013 FIRE JOE MORGANFormer alligatorSports Editor Matt Watts looked at my computer screen and laughed. Try again, he said. Youre kidding me, right? Try again. Seriously? Try again. That was the fourth time Watts rejected my story. It was Spring 2012. Your lede sucks. Try again. his liking. Now that I think about it, Watts was probably messing me like that for his own entertainment, but I digress. I dont remember that storys subject, whom I quoted in it or even that damn lede. But I remember the process, The people who know me would never tell you this because theyre way too nice, but I stumble often. Few things I learn from the bruises. our section, I was the sports editor at my high school paper. I wrote stories about concussions, extreme weight loss in wrestling and Michael Vicks return to the NFL after Damn, I was hot stuff. But the Alligator disagreed. They rejected me. I was so mad I didnt pick up that damn newspaper for two months. But instead of giving up, I immersed myself in blogging, writing about Gators sports like a madman. Sure, I was mediocre, but the guys at the Alligator must have appreciated my work ethic or determination or something, so they hired me when I re-applied four months later. But I wasnt done stumbling. When I began writing this column in May 2012, I didnt know what I was getting into. I still struggle with the words I write here because of the platform this paper gives me. I have been extremely fortunate to work with incredibly talented people at the largest student-run college newspaper in the country. Thanks to the work of much better reporters and columnists before me, I have this space to give my opinions and the occasional #HotSportsTake to a wide audience. For that, and for you, Im thankful. Im always thankful for the nice emails and the retweets, but Im even more thankful for the times yall let me have it. Its happened a lot, and yall know who you are. Some of the feedback was funny simply because of how ridiculous it was. But I am more appreciative of the times and there were many when you called me out for a dumb column or respectfully disagreed with my other more salient opinions. At times, I stumbled, but I have learned how to get back up. I appreciate you either kicking me while I was down or, more often, lifting me up. Without you, this column and the experience of a lifetime would not be possible. I have written 348 stories and nearly every alligatorSports Brand Picks Column from the past two years, but as Will Muschamp says, Its not add water, instant player writer. I have a support system to thank. To Caroline, thank you for being so amazing and staying up late at night to talk to me after I got off from work. I know Ive cost you hours and hours of sleep. To my parents and sisters, thanks for your love and support. To Adam, thanks for taking a chance on a mediocre blogger. To Watts, thanks for the tough love. To Luca, thank you for your guidance and dealing with my insanity. Without you, this job would have probably destroyed me. To Phillip, thanks for being a friend, building me up eyed amateurs covering womens basketball. experience. great SIDs. ing environment. you for not killing us in car accidents. Yall made those football road trips bearable. for cleaning up my messes. And to those of you I havent named or forgotten, Im sorry. There are simply too many people to count. Ive gone on too long here, so Ill leave you with this. Muschamp likes to describe his toughest players as guys who stick their face in the fan. Every time I wrote this column, I stuck my face in the fan. The blades nicked me every now and then, but there was nothing like that cool breeze. Thanks for reading.Columnist thankful for lessons learned through mistakes Joe MorganTwitter: @joe_morgan