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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 Olivia Janowicz led the Gators in No. 1 singles in their win against the Knights on Wednesday. Read the story on page 14. Food insecurity plaguing students nationwide, locallySome students skip meals to save money, pg 3. New hookah product has students blowing OsA Gator helped design it, pg 3 Jewish UF students react to Birthright eligibility changeMore people can apply, pg 5. 49 /43 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 7 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 LYNNA LAWRENCEAlligator Contributing WriterUF was deemed one of the best academic bang-for-yourbuck schools in the country by the Princeton Review and Kiplinger. UF landed at No. 7 on the Princeton Reviews list for public schools providing solid education with economic value. The list, released Tuesday, is based on an evaluation of more than 30 benchmarks and student opinions. The companys criteria examine three factors: academics, cant. We are proud of the quality of education and the value of the degree our students get, Orlando said. To determine academic quality, the company reviews admissions competitiveness and professors teaching ability and accessibility, according to the Princeton Review press release. UFs 46.5-percent admissions rate and 21-1 student-faculty ratio contribute to competitive academic rankings, Orlando the amount of need-based aid given to students and student opinions on satisfaction with that aid. aid. About 60 percent of UF undergraduates graduate with no student loan debt, Orlando said. Thats almost the opposite of the national trend, he said. The Princeton Review calculates the cost of attendance by including tuition, required fees and the cost of room and board. The company then subtracts the average amount of scholarship and grant money given to students. UF followed University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and University of Virginia for the No. 3 spot on Kiplingers list, which was published last month. UF has the lowest in-state cost on the companys top 10 best-value public schools list and is the largest university represented, according to Kiplingers Emily Cochrane / Alligator A peacock roams around the Sante Fe College Teaching Zoo on Wednesday afternoon. The zoo used heat lamps and space heaters to help the animals combat the lower temperatures. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Contributing WriterSanta Fe College Teaching Zoo has some cool cats and lemurs and peacocks and other animals coping with the recent freezing temperatures. The zoo, which is home to more than 75 different animal species from around the world, has ensured all of its animals have access to heat lamps and space heaters in both the outdoor cages and back enclosures. But unlike their human caretakers and visitors, the animals have had very little trouble adjusting to the low temperatures, said Kenny Carawan, a third-semester zookeeper in the Santa Fe zoo technology program. For most of them, they deal We havent seen any changes in appearance the birds keep preening, the primates keep cleaning themselves. The zoo has seen fewer visitors since the cold front came to town, but the handful of people who have stopped by have seen their fair share of animal activity. We were talking about how its probably too cold for the animals, and that theyd probably be hiding, said 33-year-old Kathryn King, who visited the zoo Wednesday with her family. Were surprised how many are out. Stephanie Panabaker, a 23-yearold third-semester zookeeper in the Santa Fe zoo technology program, said the animals didnt spend all their time near the heat. Honestly, we zookeepers are more affected by the cold than the animals, Panabaker said.VOLUME 108 ISSUE 89 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 CAMPUS FIFTY-SIX CANDIDATES SLATED WITH TACO LIBRE. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgThe Declaration of Independence guarantees Americans the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, but this election season at UF, a new student party is adding the pursuit of tacos to that list. Taco Libre Party, a party created last week, has joined in the student election race with one goal in mind: bringing Taco Bell back to UFs campus. The two co-founders and co-party presidents, Stephanie Kreitzer and Micaela Montero Dokser, used to be members of the Students Party. They said they decided to splinter off from the party to focus on a single initiative. We want to bring a brand-new perspective to student government something that has never been done before, Kreitzer, a 21-year-old UF accounting junior, wrote in an email. We believe that by having a more established mission, we will be able to get more accomplished than if we were to have a long, vague laundry list of goals. and said the partys single initiative platform should encourage students to get involved with Student Government and show them it can be exciting. I believe that we bring a new, fresh perspective to this elec-New SG party runs with nacho average platform: Bring tacos backSanta Fe zoo animals stay warmHeat lamps are helpingUF scores high for education quality, value We believe that by having a more established mission, we will be able to get more accomplished than if we were to have a long, vague laundry list of goals.Stephanie KreitzerUF accounting juniorSEE V AL UE, PA GE 4 SEE TACO, PA GE 4
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 THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 80/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/58 RAIN 80/59 CLOUDY 70/54 RAIN 49/43 MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAYVOLUME 108 ISSUE 89 international health. Find out more about the Global Health Case Competition and opportunities for involvement by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to kgriffis@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.WHATS HAPPENINGFood sovereignty symposium UFs Center for Latin American Studies will host a one-day symposium with organizations affiliated with La Va Campesina on Food Sovereignty: A Dialogue on an Alternative Future. It will be held in Smathers Library from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. Gay Movie Night The Pride Community Center of North Central Florida will show The Falls: Testament of Love Friday at 7:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of snacks. Education for Life 5K The Education for Life 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Online pre-registration is available at active.com. Day-of registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and is $25. The race supports Southern Scholarship Foundation, which provides rent-free housing scholarships. Fourth Annual Run for Your Heart 5K On Sunday, the Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Heart is hosting a 5K to encourage cardiovascular fitness in the community as part of American Heart Awareness Month. The run starts at 8 a.m. at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Registration is $15 before Sunday or $20 the morning of the event. All proceeds go toward the American Pharmacists Association student organizations efforts to provide blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to the Gainesville community. For more information, go to the events Facebook page, or email ASPOperationHeart@ gmail.com. Catholic Student Fellowship The fellowship meets every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. in the lounge of St. Augustines Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave., for praise and worship, prayer, faith sharing, fellowship and guest speakers. This week, Katherine Dunnigan, a fifth-year UF biomedical engineering student, will speak about Living out your Faith on a Secular Campus followed by worship with Catholic Gators Praise Band. Flora and Fauna of Florida exhibition Enjoy breathtaking photographs of the Flora and Fauna of Florida exhibition at the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., through Thursday. Photographs in this exhibition capture rare scenes of native wildlife and thriving examples of many of the plant species that characterize Floridas natural environment. The Matheson Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Global Health Case Competition at UF The Global Health Case Competition, a student-led initiative, is seeking students from diverse graduate and undergraduate departments to serve as department representatives for a Spring case competition. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the global health community and obtain leadership experience in Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3Briana Mendez / AlligatorKings and QueensMembers of Gainesville Chess Club compete Wednesday night in Larsen Hall. The event was to help recruit new members and offered a $50 cash prize. NA TIONAL NICOLE GIAQUINTOAlligator Contributing WriterWhile many college students fear the dreaded Freshman 15, others are more concerned about how they are going to scrape up enough money to pay for their next meal. A recent study by Oregon State University found that about 60 percent of college students at one Oregon university had been food insecure at some point in 2013. U.S. Department of Agriculture as a household-level economic and social condition of limited or uncertain access to adequate food. Two new questions were added to the Healthy Gator survey in Spring 2013 pertaining to food insecurity, said Natalie Rella, a health promotion specialist at GatorWell. The results of the 2013 survey showed that 22 percent of UF students skipped meals occasionally in the last year to save money. I think its a problem if any percentage of student is saying that theyre skipping meals to save money very often, Rella said. The results also showed that about 3 percent of students obtained emergency help from some sort of food provider like a food pantry or soup kitchen. Although only a small percentage of students said they received scary to think a young person is going to a food pantry. Theyve worked hard enough to make it into UF, and now they are unable to feed themselves, Rella said. One Gainesville option for students in need is Gainesville Harvest at Santa Fe College, a food pantry on SFCs campus. Anybody of the Santa Fe community can come each Monday to get a bread and sweet, said Sarah Stone, a retired professor of SFC and current volunteer at the food pantry. However, only people with vouchers issued by a counselor or someone of authority at SFC are permitted to receive nonperishable food items from the pantry. Janis Mena, a registered dietitian at the UF Student Health Care Center, thinks the food pantry at SFC is a great way to help students deal with food insecurity. Most of them are fulltime workers, fulltime parents and fulltime college students, Mena said. So theyve got a lot on their plates, so to speak, and maybe not a whole lot on their plate.Food insecurity plaguing students nationwide, locally THE RACE IS SUNDAY. SHANNON SAPOURNAlligator Contributing WriterPint-sized, caped crusaders will dash through campus on Sunday, and its all for the kids. The annual FT5K, a 5K race hosted by Dance Marathon, will raise money and awareness for the UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital, which is Gainesvilles local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital. For this years superherothemed race, a new addition is the Mini K, a short run that is open to children, said Jordan Robbins, the DM community events overall chair. We did not have the Mini K last year, so Im hoping for a good turnout with that, the 22-year-old UF public relations senior said. Preregistration for the Save the Day FT5K Presented by the Collier Companies is currentorg/FT5K. Day-of registration will begin at 8 a.m., and the race will start at about 9 a.m. at the Commuter Lot. Molly Vazquez, the DM public relations overall chair, said she believes events like this are good occasions for the DM staff to spread the word about the miracles the Childrens Miracle Network makes happen. It has the opportunity for more people to start to love the cause and want to volunteer their time to it, the 21-year-old UF public relations senior said.Dance Marathon to host superhero 5K AMANDA KASTRINOSAlligator Contributing WriterThis semesters collaborative class between arts department may be the last of its kind. Last semester, Elif Akcali, an associate professor of industrial and systems engineering, creengineering students how to communicate their work to a greater audience. Unless we can communicate these complex projects, the public wont understand what the engineers do, and its a huge opportunity thats missed, Akcali said. Engineering students taking the class this semester will have to turn in a drawing portfolio, a sixto eight-panel storyboard or comic and a fourto six-minute modern dance piece created with students from the dance performance program. Akcali collaborated with dance, drawing and storytelling professors at UF to create a curricu2013. It was really a grand experiment, Akcali said. We told them we might fail but to just come to class and do their best. However, due to the limited availability of dance professors to teach an interdisciplinary class, the grand experiment may be over. But Akcali remains positive about the impact of the course. Even if theyre the only class that gets to do this, I know theyre fundamentally changed, she said. Students like Rae Knopik, an 18-year-old UF dance performance freshman who worked with a team of engineering students last semester on a project, agreed the course helps promote academic growth outside students majors. It was actually a really cool experience because we were both engineers and dancers learning about the same topic and how to represent it in different visual areas, she said. Michelle Gauthreaux, a 22-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering senior, just started taking the class and said she thinks it will add the human factor to her project. Were really good at math and the hard sciences, but its not always easy to explain that to other people, she said.Engineering students dance, draw A GATOR HELPED DESIGN IT. GRIFFIN HORVATHAlligator Contributing WriterA new smoke-ring device could soon change the dynamic of hookah culture in Gainesville. Monkey Os was conceived when Gene Gamble, a 27-year-old former University of South Florida student, was watching The Mask during the scene where Jim Carreys character blew smoke rings to impress a girl. A couple months later, Gamble teamed up with Miraj Patel, a 22-yearold UF marketing graduate, to design the glass device, which is shaped like a cone cut off before the tip with a hole in the base. Monkey Os will come in a variety of colors. The name was inspired by how the founders recommend using the product. Gamble and Patel suggested making the ooh ooh ah ah sounds like a monkey through the piece. Sam Bhattacharjee, the owner of Inhe ordered 20 Monkey Os after Gamble and Patel presented the product. Given that hookah lounges in general are an upcoming trend, I think its going to go really well, Bhattacharjee said. While the product relies on smoking to produce the rings, Gamble and Patel said they dont promote tobacco consumption. Gamble said hes looking forward to adding an element of entertainment to the hookah lounge experience. People go sometimes just to blow smoke, he said. Why cant you be entertained as well?New hookah product has students blowing Os We told them we might fail but to just come to class and do their best.Elif Akcaliassociate professor Theyve worked hard enough to make it into UF, and now they are unable to feed themselves.Natalie Rellahealth promotion specialist CAMPUS
4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014Yolandy Michel / AlligatorGlobal GatorsStudents line up Wednesday afternoon for the Study Abroad Fair on Plaza of the Americas. The event gave students information on different opportunities to travel while in school. CAMPUS ALYSSA AGUEROAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Student Legal Services will be temporarily relocated near Carleton Auditorium due to construction in the Reitz Union. The move from Reitz Union, Room 268, to Walker Hall, Room 215, is expected to take place Feb. 10. Legal services is expected to remain at the new location for about 18 months. Layne Prebor, assistant general counsel for Student Legal Services, said the move has been a smooth one so far, except for possible confusion about the relocation. Students would come to the Reitz Union looking for us, he said. They wonder where we are at, and they have to trek all the way across campus for it. If we could save them a trip, I thought that would be great. Alisha Tabag, legal services assistant director, said the move should increase its exposure to students. People are closer, and people dont have to walk across campus, she said. Were right in the middle. Heather Cooper, a student legal services legal intern, said she doesnt think the students will be affected by the move. Its like moving from one popular campus area to another, the 26-year-old second-year UF law student said. UF Legal Services relocating amidst Reitz construction Its like moving from one popular campus area to another.Heather CooperUF law student BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writer email@example.comUF uses a background-checking service whose parent companys government screening unit is being sued by the U.S. government. The federal government is suing USIS for fraud after the company submitted more than 650,000 incomplete checks, which the government uses for hiring, Reuters reported. Inc., in 2008 to complete criminal background checks on its employees. Paula Fussell, the vice president for human resource services at UF, said UF does not have a contract with HireRight but uses the company for select background checks. Weve had a really good relationship with HireRight, she said. Right now we dont have plans to change. USIS was reportedly used for the background check on National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden, as reported by Reuters. The good thing about criminal someone has a criminal history, Fussell said. The bad thing is it doesnt tell you what people plan to do. Criminal background checking at UF is done for all new hires in technical, executive, administrative, managerial support and faculty positions. UF uses HireRight for criminal background checking on a national level. Fussell said HireRight has been helpful in background checking UF faculty. We wanted them because they were able to process the volume, she said, and process them in a timely basis at a reasonable cost. HireRight criminal background checks cost about $50. The checks search from anything between social security validations to address histories. Joe Khan, a 28-year-old UF chemical engineering graduate student, said because of HireRights connection to USIS, UF should look to use other background checking companies. They should look into other competent competitors, he said. Im sure there are better options out there.Background-check service company sued for fraudCAMPUS THE PLAYER IS THE SNAKE. ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterPython invasion has spread from the Everglades to the virtual world. Orlando-based game studio Bigglesworth Studios announced the development of a mobile video game designed to shed light on the Burmese python, an invasive species slithering through South Florida. Players will control a Burmese python expedition through the Everglades, said Necole Pynn, Bigglesworth Studios spokeswoman. The educational aspect of the game is in line with the evolution of video games, said Dennis Frohlich, a 28-year-old UF doctoral student and professor of a class called The Cultural Impact of Video Games. A lot of people are looking into using video games for teaching because people learn through all sorts of different means, he said. engage players. The challenge is: How do you make it interactive without too much information? he said. UF biologists and professors have been working to promote awareness of the real-world python invasion. Last year, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission partnered with a UF research center to organize a monthlong event where hunters were encouraged to capture the snakes. For students like Michael Pham, a 20year-old UF computer engineering junior, the game promotes awareness. I dont even know what a Burmese python is, Pham said. Ill go Google it now.Florida python invasion slithers into virtual world website. Karim Hussain, a 21-yearold in-state UF marketing and English senior, said he will graduate with some debt. Howthe amount of money he gets Bright Futures Scholarship Program. I feel like Im getting a highquality education, especially for universities within Florida, Hussain said. Ross Elpren, an 18-year-old UF exploratory freshman, said out-of-state tuition along with housing and other school-related expenses cost about $40,000 every year. He said he wasnt disbursement but still considers a UF education a good value. Im getting a great education here, and thats the reason I did come to UF, Elpren said. Hopefully the value will even itself out when I go for a job. V AL UE, from page 1tion season and tacos, she said. The Taco Libre Party was created to increase student interest in Student Government, not just to claim votes. Students Party Spokesperson Alex Klayman said because Students Party and Taco Libre Party are both minority parties, he had reached out to them to discuss their future plans but hasnt received responses. Theyre totally separate from us, he said. Were both minority parties in a very majority party system. Students Party had a total of 14 candidates slate with them. Swamp Party spokesperson Susan Webster spoke on behalf of the party and said, We think all competition is healthy competition, and we are excited to continue to show the Student Body that the Swamp Party works for the best interest of all students. Swamp Party had about 540 candidates qualify and slate. During the three-day slating process, 56 Party. Despite the slating turn out, some students are Libre Party has in mind for the election. Sen. Michael Christ, minority party leader, said he thinks the third party is pathetic and insulting. Its offensive to both parties the student body and the process as a whole, the 20-year-old junior said. It appears to be them having jokes at students will express their discontent with jokes like this at the ballot box. T ACO, from page 1 Im getting a great education here, and thats the reason I did come to UF.Ross ElprenUF exploratory freshman It appears to be them having jokes at the expense of the student body. their discontent with jokes like this at the ballot box.Michael Christminority party leader
BRIDGET ANDERSONAlligator Contributing WriterTaglit-Birthright Israel, the free, 10-day heritage trip to Israel for young, Jewish adults, recently made changes to its eligibility requirements that will now allow more people to apply. Previously, applicants were not eligible if they had been to Israel as part of a touring group, educational trip, study program or extended residential program after age 12. The changes moved this age to 18. Arik Maurice, a 19-year-old UF mechanical and aerospace engineering freshman, was previously unable to participate in Birthright because he went on an educational trip to Israel in eighth grade. I was ecstatic after the rules expanded, he said. I was born in Israel and still have many friends that I rarely get to see because this opportunity is perfect. Maurice, who plans to apply to Birthright this summer, said he considers the trip a great opportunity for students to experience a country with a history and society that impact world news, science and politics on a regular basis. UF biology sophomore Abby Solomon said she took a one-month trip to Israel the summer after her sophomore year of high school and was ineligible for Birthright until now. Solomon, 19, plans to use the expansion as a way to plan a reunion with friends she Birthright is such a cool opportunity because trips to Israel are so expensive, Solomon said. Being able to go anywhere for 10 days for free is rare, and Israel has so much to offer to young Jewish kids like me. Rabbi Gail Swedroe, assistant director of UF Hillel, said she considers Birthright an opportunity for students to engage with Israelis their own age. It is a great cultural exchange, Swedroe said. It is meant to whet your appetite to hope you will go back for a longer time. Swedroe said she believes the interest in Birthright is about the same since the expansion, but a greater number of Hillel students is now able to apply to the program. Traveling with UF allows participants to expand their campus Jewish community, she added. Having that intense immersion experience with your peers is really attractive to people, she said. For more information on the Taglit-Birthright Israel program and eligibility requirements, visit birthrightisrael.com. THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Shayna Posses / Alligator StaffA group of UF students hikes in the Ein Gedi Nature Reserve, located near Israels Dead Sea, during a Birthright trip in May. UF Hillel takes Jewish students on the free, 10-day trip in the winter and summer. LIFESTYLEJewish UF students react to change in Birthright eligibility
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.UF gun policies promote campus securityIf you havent heard about it yet, UF is being sued by a gun-rights group for not allowing on-campus residents to keep guns in their dorm rooms. The group, Florida Carry, Inc., successfully sued the University of North Florida over its ban on guns in cars on Florida Carry thinks guns should be allowed elsewhere. But it looks like they need some target practice. In spite of a press release touting the impending lawsuit, theres been some delay in serving the court papers to UF because of typos, including a wrong ZIP code, the Alligator reported. Of course, on-campus residents arent prevented from their weapons safely with the University Police, checking them out when they need them. However, that defeats the purpose of gun ownership at least in the eyes of gun-rights activists. The logic is that, in the event of some violent crime unfolding, a gun owner may prevent it by killing the perpetrator. Of course, in this fallacy, the logic makes sense. But thats the problem. Its unlikely some altruistic do-gooder with a concealed carry license will be around the corner every time someone commits a violent crime. Think about it. How many mass shootings ended with the shooter dead at the hands of an armed vigilante? Whats more disconcerting about this line of thinking is the idea that anyone on the street has the wherewithal to discern whether a criminal needs to be met with deadly how to deal with criminal activity, and they still make mistakes. In September, police injured two tourists in Times Square while shooting an emotionally disturbed suspect after he put his hand in his pocket and pretended by a Taser. Its a matter of semantics. arms can be a lifesaving tool. Theyre anything but that. They are tools designed to hunting deer or a revolver for self defense. And thats what it really comes down to for gun rights the ability to defend yourself. I get that. But thinking that more guns will solve the problem of violent crime is like thinking you can cure someone addicted to pain pills by giving them more to ease their suffering. It only makes the problem worse. Im not saying we should ban guns, but thinking guns work. The university is right to have such a strong policy against guns on campus. Its methods dont inhibit stuby having weapons stored securely. A few years ago, a ban on tobacco products on campus was put in place. Smoking cigarettes is, of course, legal. But no one is suing to allow Catherine to smoke a Camel on her way to class. Its understood that cigarettes harm others, too so they arent allowed. Seems pretty logical. Guns dont save lives. Guns take lives. Bringing them into dorm rooms will do nothing but encourage their use. Instead, we should focus on other ways to keep campus safe. grounds, it seems theres no need for gun-wielding vigilantes. Justin Jones is a UF journalism senior. His columns appear on Thursdays.Relax, Weatherford: Florida wont become ColoradoizedOn Monday, the Florida Supreme Court approved a medicinal marijuana bill that will be included on the November 2014 general election ballot. Overall, the Orlando Sentinel reported, the marijuana issue is broadly popular with Florida voters. The news is a cause for celebration with groups in the state who have been tirelessly petitioning to add medical marijuana to the ballot including the ever-present pack of petitioners outside the Alachua County Library. As more states pass legislation allowing the sale of medical marijuana, the country seems to be warming up to the idea. According to a Pew Research Center report from April, a national survey found that 52 percent of Americans support the legalization of marijuana while 45 percent do not. According to the report, support for the drugs legalization has risen 11 points since 2010. Of course, the bill that will appear on the November ballot supports medicinal marijuana use not recreational. So we were surprised when Florida House Speaker Will Weatherford released the following statement to the Orlando Sentinel. Make no mistake, he said, this is not about compasof Florida, where the end game is a pot shop on every street corner. The medical marijuana debate is murky; many assume that its legalization for medicinal purposes will inevitably lead to the legalization of its recreational use or that regulation will be minimal and allow for many people to abuse the system. In Florida, however, its far too early to tell, and the general public still has nine months to decide its stance. In that time, advocates for medical marijuana such as Ben Pollara, the campaign manager of United For Care, will be working suffering from debilitating diseases such as cancer, glaucoma, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis C or other conditions for which a physician believes that the medical use of marijuana would likely outweigh the potential health risks for a patient, according to the Sentinel. Furthermore, comparing Florida to Colorado is like comparing apples to oranges or recreational weed to oranges. Republicans in the Florida Senate are sensing their power is slipping; Rick Scotts approval rating is slipping in favor of Charlie Crist, according to the Miami Herald, and politicians like Weatherford are grasping at straws to condemn a bill thats almost guaranteed to pass. Their scare tactics and sensationalized claims, however, wont be able to match the aggressive efforts of the bills champion, John Morgan, an Orlando trial lawyer who has invested heavily in the cause. I think the amendment kind of passes itself. Its like Are you in favor of fresh air? Morgan told the Sentinel. But with that said, at Morgan and Morgan we dont take anything for granted. Something that seems obvious might not be, so we will play it as if were behind. Thats how we will treat this campaign. 111 TOTAL VOTES28% YES 72% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgWednesdays question: Is Barack Obama doing a good job as president? Todays question: Do you play Flappy Bird? 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theA v enue GatorAid: Going out while underageRead this weeks advice column on page 9.Trophy Hunting: Grammy editionMissed watching the Grammys? Read our recap on page 10.Follow us on Twitter at @AlligatorAvenue. LAUREN ZIKAAvenue WriterAspiring Gainesville models and designers may get their big breaks at Gainesville Fashion Weeks model casting call on Saturday. GFW director of social media Niko Pifferetti said Christine Harris, owner of Premiere Model agency will be scouting for a fresh face at GFW. Models from Premiere have been featured in high-fashion runway shows, including Versace. The casting call, which will kick off GFWs seventh season, will be held at GFW Headquarters, 2444 NE First Blvd., Suite 700. The casting is open to designers from 10 a.m. to noon and to models from noon to 5 p.m. Casting call applications for models and designers can be found on gainesvillefashionweek. com. Pifferetti said they will be looking for models with pervasive personality models whose styles show in their walks and poses. Roberta Fiorito, GFW director of media relations, said this years theme is growth and emergence. The team is focused on expanding the public view of GFW, she said. has access to a larger audience this year. Jacksonville will not be hosting its fashion week this year, which opens up the North Central Florida market, Fiorito said. Pifferetti and Fiorito said they have been scouting for models at UF on campus and around Gainesville and have reached out to design schools in search of emerging designers. Weve cast the net wide looking for fresh talent, Pifferetti said. No modeling experience is necessary to attend the casting call. Pifferetti said for anyone who is apprehensive about walking in 6-inch heels, there will be runway walking clinics and coaching for models who are chosen for the show. Veteran model Kirill Korytov, 26, was approached by GFW at one of its promotional events in late 2010. He had never modeled before but always thought about trying to get into the industry. They really gave me the push to get started, Korytov said. Since 2011, he has been in multiple GFW events and has appeared in print shoots and other fashion weeks around the state. I love the whole industry, but creative photo shoots and high fashion are the most fun for me, he said. Opposite of what people see on cutthroat reality shows, its a supportive environment, Korytov said. Its a great group of people that I really enjoy working with, Korytov said. Everyone here is super nice and nonjudgmental.THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/AVENUEAshley Crane / AlligatorGainesville Fashion Week model Tanima Mehrotra sits through hair and makeup before an early season editorial photo shoot last month. Hair by Nicole Collazo; makeup by Niko Pifferetti. Gainesville Fashion Week hosts casting call for new models ROSIE ROBINSONAvenue WriterWhether you dont have time to read the book or cant wait to see what the big screen does with your favorite words, 2014 is bringing some exciting book-to-movie adaptations to life. Heres a look at what to expect. 1. Vampire Academy School gets a little more exciting when you add supernatural creatures. Vampire Academy is the story of a half-human, half-vampire girl who is best friends and bodyguard to vampire royalty. Combining magical good and evil with Mean Girls makes this a fun escape from reality. Perfect for you: If youre looking for a void in your life. Hits theatres: Feb. 7 2. Divergent In this dystopian universe, your entire life is based on which faction you choose. Kind of like being sorted into houses at Hogwarts, the different factions portray different personalities, Abnegation. But Tris is different. an authoritarian leader wants to end her kind. mold shes supposed to, and this causes all sorts of trouble. Perfect for you: If youre looking for the new The Hunger Games. Hits theatres: Mar. 21 3. The Fault in our Stars Hazel Lancaster and Gus Waters both have cancer. But more importantly, Hazel and Gus fall in love at a cancer support group. Yet again, John Green proves he is the master of the teen love story with this heartwarming tale of relationships, life and loss. This is sure to be one of the most highly anticipated movies with social media already in a feelings frenzy over the heart-wrenching trailer that was released Wednesday. Perfect for you: If youre OK with shedding a few tears. Hits theatres: June 6 4. The Giver Before dystopian societies were cool, there was this book. Jonas grows up in a deceivingly perfect society where everyone is the same, and everything is controlled. There is no war, pain or suffering. But everything changes when he turns 12 and is chosen to learn about the beautiful and terrible past of the world from the Giver. However, we caught a glimpse of Brenton Thwaites, the actor playing Jonas, and there is nothing pre-teen about him. But with a cast that also includes Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes and Jeff Bridges, this movie shouldnt disappoint. Oh, and Taylor Swift is in it, too. Perfect for you: If you remember loving this book in middle school. Hits theatres: Aug. 15From page to screen: this years upcoming book adaptationsModeling agency will be scouting for local talent
8, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 Steven Katona/ Alligator Staff Head in the Clouds Domenic Henderson, a 21-year-old UF drawing senior, doesnt use an eraser when he draws with a black colored pencil because he likes the idea that he cant make a mistake. He said his art tells an autobiographical narrative, and he always starts his enced by Chinese symbolism and nephelococcygia the art of watching shapes in clouds. Steven Katona/ Alligator Staff Blurred LinesDounia Bendris, a 21-year-old UF drawing senior, doesnt like hard lines in her work, so she uses a water jug to seal the charcoal when shes satisSteven Katona/ Alligator Staff Mad ScientistLily King, a 21-year-old UF drawing senior, medical textbooks. She uses a micron pen to illustrate her mad scientist collages, and her work Contained will be featured in Fridays exhibition. STEVEN KATONAAvenue WriterThey work with their hands 10 Drawing seniors tease end-of-year show EMILY COCHRANEAvenue Writer Drinks Appetizers Main course Desserts Dishes to kick off your Super Bowl
THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 GatorAid Leslie Cole is a 21-year-old UF telecommunications senior. Her column runs every Thursday. Need some advice? Send a question to letmegatoraidyou.tumblr.com. Im a girl, but Im not 21. What are good oldfashioned ways to have fun without drinking? Anonymous I do not know the answer to that because nothing is more fun than drowning myself in tequila. So, instead of giving you options without drinking, because that reality sounds really s****y, here are some ways to have good, old-fashioned fun with your friends and not be the lame underage kid. 1. Get a fake. Theyre actually depressingly easy to come by in Gainesville. 2. Be the designated driver. No, you wont be drinking, but you will be able to watch all of your friends act like total idiots, which is never a bad time. 3. Get super up close and personal with the bouncers of your friends favorite bars. Use the barter system: Free boob grabs for free entry (or entry at all, because youre a youngun). 4. Visit the club bathroom with your friends often. Sharing a stall to sneak sips is something every underage guy wishes he could do, so take advantage of it. Every gulp counts. Gatoraid
LAUREN CRAWFORD Avenue WriterWith Justin Biebers run-in with the law still trending, we couldnt help but put together the best OK worst celebrity mugshots.20. Katt WilliamsLooks like someone got in comb, and lost. 19. Kumari Fulbright Former beauty queen and University of Arizona law school student Kumari Fulbright was arrested for the kidnapping and torturing of an ex-boyfriend, but this shot looks like she was the one being tortured.18. Lindsay LohanOn Wednesdays we wear orange.17. Shia LaBeoufMichael Bay wouldnt fund this transformation.16. Heather LocklearCan you say raccoon eyes?15. SnookiTwo words Hot Mess. 14.Nicole RichieOh, the years of Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie13. Mischa BartonIs that Mischa Barton or Marissa Cooper?12. Nick NolteIts the real life Joker.11. Amanda BynesJudge Trudy couldnt get Amanda out of this one.10. Mike TysonMike Tyson likes to do a lot of things with his mouth, obviously.9. Bill GatesThis is one of the many reasons Bill Gates is and will forever be a legend.8. Ne-YoNow we see why Ne-Yo never takes off his hat. Hopefully they let him put it back on after this shot.7. Chace CrawfordChace still manages to look glamshot I mean mugshot.6. Reese WitherspoonMy name is Reese Witherspoon ... It will be in the national news.5. James Brown Do you really feel good, James? Do you?4. John Mayer Looks like Johns about to bust out into a ballad.3. Khloe Kardashian Khloe still manages to smize (smile with her eyes) in this mugshot from her 2007 DUI arrest.2. Chantel Jeffries Here is Justin Biebers new whose rap sheet is even longer than his. She was accused of assault with a deadly weapon after stabbing another woman in the forearm. Good luck with that, Justin.1. Justin Bieber Is Proactiv not a thing in jail? 10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 ALYSSA HOLCOMBAvenue WriterThe Grammy Awards brought some of musics biggest stars together to sing, dance and get a little funky emphasis on the last part. Beyonce and Jay-Z, the worlds biggest power couple, kicked off the show with a simple but super sexy performance of Drunk In Love. People were fanning themselves after that opening and not just because of all that smoke. Seriously, Bey couldve gotten lost in there. The dynamic duo also won some hardware Jay-Z took home Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, sweetly thanking the Mrs. and telling his daughter Blue that Daddy got a gold sippy cup for you. Pop divas took over the stage early on in the night. Katy Perry gave a sultry, witchcraft-decorated performance of Dark Horse, while Taylor Swift went softer with All Too Well. Pink absolutely owned the arena with an aerial routine to Try followed by her duet with fun.s Nate Ruess, Just Give Me A Reason. But the biggest diva of the night was Lorde, making her Grammy debut with her smash Royals. Also making their debut were Lordes spectacularly terrifying claw nails girl could shred somebody with those. She also won Best Pop Solo Performance and Song of the Year. Best New Artist winners Macklemore and Ryan Lewis performed Same Love, and they brough 33 couples together to get married, as The biggest draw of the night came from the collection of big time collaborations. Robin Thicke performed with Chicago, which was weird, but it kind of worked. Metallica and pianist Lang Lang came together for a hybrid rendition of One. In what is easily the most badass performance of the night, Imagine Dragons and Kendrick Lamar sent the crowd and the scrambling cameramen into a frenzy. The rock/hip-hop combo brought a much-needed energy explosion to a night full of ballads. Icons Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr also shared the stage to perneys latest album, New. Big winners of the night included Bruno Mars for Best Pop Vocal Album and Daft Punk feat. Pharrell Williams, AKA Smokey the Bear, for both Record and Album of the Year. Daft Punk performed Get Lucky later on in the night with a surprise appearance from Stevie Wonder. But the best part? The jam sesh literally got the entire crowd on its feet dancing Jay-Z, Beyonce, Paul McCartney, Yoko Ono and Steven Tyler were all showing off their sickest moves in one of the best moments of the night. The supergroup of Nine Inch Dave Grohl and Lindsey Buckingham closed the show out with a megamix of rock and roll tracks 15 minutes over time and got cut off by the credits. Regardless, another year of the Grammys closed out an interesting year in music.Trophy Hunting: Grammys jam out with big collaborations awardsAP PhotoBeyonce, left, and Jay-Z perform Drunk in Love at the 56th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday in Los Angeles. Jay-Z took home Best Rap/Sung Collaboration. Not-so-camera-ready: Best and worst celebrity mugshots
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Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. LEAVING FOR THE SUMMER?NEED TO SUBLET YOUR ROOM? DON'T WAIT PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD TODAY!IT'S EASY...JUST GO TOwww.alligator.org/classified2BR/1BA DUPLEX NW neighborhood near 43rd & 39th. Move in Feb 10th w/ Feb rent paid. Call for more details. $650/mo. 352494-1477 2-7-14-8-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. AVAILABLE NOW REDUCED 3 large rooms with private baths in large quiet house. Perfect for grad students. 5 min to UF. Laundry facilities available. $450/mo/ rm. Share utilities. Call 850-281-7174 2-314-20-4 LAKEFRONT HOUSE. 2 miles east of down town. 3/2, nice kitchen, laundry, garage, 24' x 36' screened room. $400 Quiet neighbor hood. Call Dave 352-281-2200 2-12-1416-4 Room available for UF student in 4/2 house blocks from campus in great NW neighbor hood. 2600 sq. ft. of space, W/D, big kitchen. $400 mo. Don't miss this! Call 386-756-9046. 2-4-14-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-23-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-23-14-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. 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COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-23-14-60-7 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 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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12, ALLIGATOR BOOKS: Changes may be genetically engineered, outside us or inside us, with or without our consent. WONDERS AND TRAGEDIES, a science fiction novel, is by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-12-14-20-10 BOOKS: The future may be beautiful, terrible, bewildering. People will have to deal with it somehow. REMEMBERING THE FUTURE: science fiction stories by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-12-1420-10 BOOKS: After global catastrophe, how will we rebuild our world? What vision will we follow? And who will corrupt it? WILDERNESS, a science fiction novel, is by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-12-14-20-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 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! 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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. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-72-13 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.orgTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-23-14-72-13 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 2-7-14-72-13 NO MONEY NO MONEY NO MONEY MODELS WANTED for local registry & photographic display. No exp necessary. Female/male. PT w/career opp for some. For interview call 352-363-8364 1-22 14-3-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. 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EOE 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 4-23-1472-14 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 12-3-14151-14 Camp Mataponi, a children's summer camp in Maine, has positions available in Land Sports, Waterfront (sailing, canoeing, kayaking, waterskiing) Ropes Course, Tennis, H.B. Riding, Arts & Crafts, Theater, Dance, Gymnastics, Video, Photography, Nurses, Maintenance, Cooking and more. Top salaries plus room/board & travel provided. Call us today, 561-748-3684 or apply online at www.campmataponi.com. 2-7-14-24-14 DOMINO"S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. 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THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Amanda Butler and the Florida womens basketball team will play Alabama tonight. Read the story on page 16. Beal named to Rising Star ChallengeFormer Gators guard Brad Beal was named to the BBVA Compass Rising Stars Challenge, the rookiesophomore game during NBA All-Star Weekend. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnick Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffChris Walker (second from left) looks on during Floridas win against Tennessee on Saturday in the OConnell Center. NCAA clears Walker after weeks of waiting JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126 Senior leads UF to home sweep against UCF UF W omens T ennis RECR UITING MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer @Morgan_Moriarty Prince SEE RECR UIT PA GE 15 SEE WALKER, PA GE 15 SEE TENNIS, PA GE 15 Were glad theres a resolution for everyone involved, especially for Chris.Billy DonovanUF coachTweetableI wish I could experience a snow dayPatric Young (@BigPatYoung4) UF center
Its close to home, obviously, Goganious said. The thing about it is he wants to be able to compete going into any school that he goes to. I think the opportunity to play right away entices him, and I think also the opportunity to be a contributor to the team is something that hes looking for. Prince could get the opportunity to contribute early if he chooses UF. fensive linemen with starting experience in 2014. They have four offensive linemen in their current class, including JUCO transfer Drew Sarvary. Florida is moving from a pro-style offense to an uptempo, spread scheme. In accordance with the new offensive style, the Gators hired new offensive coordinator Kurt Roper from Duke and new offensive-line coach Mike Summers from USC during the offseason. Goganious said Prince is looking forward to getting familiar with the coaching staff and getting a feel for where the program is headed after an injury-plagued 4-8 season during the visit. Hes going in and seeing where the new offensive-line coach is, his techniques and the stuff he teaches (and) how can he make him a better player, Goganious said. Hes also going and seeing the direction that the program is going, and Im pretty sure if its a win-win type of thing and he feels comfortable, then itll give him some more leverage in trying to make a decision on what he wants to do. Goganious stressed the importance of Prince getting an opportunity to get reps early. Marylands depth chart along the offensive line featured just one senior. Florida has plenty of room along the line for Prince. The Bishop McNamara coach said Prince sets that will translate well to the college level. Hes very a very athletic guy for his size, runs very well, Goganious said. Hell work on getting strength and all that stuff, thats just part of the transition from high school to college. I think his upswing is so great. Hes just a great personable person to be around, a team-oriented guy. Prince will make his decision on where to attend school on National Signing Day on Wednesday, just Gainesville.Prince would add depth to lacking Gators offensive line THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffOlivia Janowicz hits the ball during Floridas 4-0 win against Harvard on Sunday at the Ring Tennis Complex. Janowicz Gators won third straight doubles pointcomfortable competing and playing matches. Janowicz paired up with freshman Kourtney Keegan for the fourth time this season, and the tandem topped UCFs Caroline Eberhart and Annika Hepp 6-1. We both enjoy playing together, Keegan said. We have a great time. We mesh really well and it turned out pretty well. Cercone and freshman Stefani Stojic clinched the doubles point for the Gators (3-0) after defeating the Knights (1-1) pair of Josephine Haraldson and Clare Mendell 6-1. Even though Florida swept all six singles matches and only gave up 13 games in 12 combined sets, the matches were closer than they seemed. In the beginning, we had a lot of deuces, some pretty the match after those. Added Thornqvist: I thought we were outstanding because Central Florida played really well and we just didnt give them any opportunities to get back in the matches. TENNIS, from page 14 RECRUIT, from page 14Walker to play against Missourithe NCAA to gather the facts before its decision Wednesday. Were glad theres a resolution for everyone involved, especially for Chris, coach Billy Donovan said in a school release. We appreciate everyones participation in this process and are ready to move forward. Added Walker in the release: I appreciate all the support from UF, coach Donovan and my teammates, and Im looking forward to helping the team any way I can. When asked about Walker on Monday, Donovans demeanor seemed more optimistic than usual, pointing to the belief that progress was being made with the situation. But during previous weeks, the situation had been a sensitive topic between Donovan and the media. On Jan. 21, the day after Orlandos WFTV sports anchor Christian Bruey incorrectly reported that Walker would be cleared following Floridas game against Alabama last Thursday, Donovan told reporters to just listen to us and our school when pertaining to Walkers status. Im not going to address it anymore, he said. Two days later, Donovan began his interview with the media by remarking, No update on Chris Walker, before any reporter asked a question. The situation even became a small distraction during home contests. Florida fans have chanted Free Chris Walker before and during game action. The Gators matchup on Tuesday night raucous atmosphere in the OConnell Center with Before Walkers much-hyped debut, No. 3 Florida (17-2, 6-0 SEC) will play without him when it faces Mississippi State in Starkville, Miss., tonight at 7 and hosts Texas A&M on Saturday at 4 p.m. But after 46 days of waiting in limbo while the knows his fate with the team. Donovan said Monday that he would immediately play Walker, the No. 6 recruit in the Class of 2013 according to Rivals.com, if the Bonifay native were cleared. During the NCAAs investigation, the 6-foot-10 Walker has practiced with the team. Hes playing well and hes doing well, Donovan said Monday. Well keep him out there. Despite missing a fair share of practice in the fall and having to play catch-up, Walker has earned praise from his teammates, who have been impressed with his freakish athleticism and willingness to learn. Since arriving at UF weighing 203 pounds, Walker has gained about 7-10 pounds in more than six weeks. Many Florida fans have envisioned Walker as the No. 3 Gators top talent, but Donovan has repeatedly told them to temper their expectations of Walker, who goes by the nickname Skywalker. Walker should come off the bench and join a frontcourt rotation of forwards Casey Prather, Will Yeguete, Dorian Finney-Smith and center Patric Young. My biggest fear for Chris is you have a highly explosive player and sometimes when the guys not playing, the legend of Chris Walker grows greater than who he really actually is, you know, Donovan said Monday. Its like, My God, this guy is going to end up being Kevin Garnett. I mean, hes not that. And I think if anybody, whenever he gets able to play, if thats your expectation of Chris Walker, then youre going to be very, very disappointed because hes not that. I hope that there is at least a level of understanding in terms of how much hes missed coming in to where hes coming in, and if anybodys expecting him to be a savior, it would really be unfair. W ALKER, from page 14 I thought we were outstanding because Central Florida played really well and we just didnt give them any opportunities to get back in the matches.Roland ThornqvistUF coach I appreciate all the support from UF, coach Donovan and my teammates, and Im looking forward to helping the team any way I can.UF forward
GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandThe surging Crimson Tide is rolling into the OConnell Center tonight. Coming off two hard-fought Southeastern Conference victories over No. 13 Kentucky and Georgia, Alabama and its momentum offer a tough challenge for Florida. themselves on the short end of the height scale, but they are virtually even with the Tide with respect to rebounding. Florida averages 37.6 boards per contest, while Alabama averages 37.8. Our goal, rebounding-wise, is to neutralize that, coach Amanda Butler said. Its something that we dont feel like were weak at, but its maybe not a strength either. The same could be said for Alabama. Both the Gators and the Crimson Tide are outrebounded, on average, per game this season. But does that mean each teams rebounding effort will neutralize the others? Not necessarily, Butler said. Thats what were watching and understanding. Its not all about heights and being similar positionally. Theyve got some kids that are playing really well. Freshman of the week Ashley Williams, shes playing with a ton of heart, a of rebounding is. Once you take [6-foot-6] versus 6-foot out of it, what bridges the gap is how hard youre going to go. Florida is hoping for a repeat performance from its last game against Auburn Alabamas notorious intrastate rival in which it scored 87 points and went 6 of half. However, defense remains the top priority for Butler. Theyre a team that is very, very capable of scoring a lot of points, she said. We matchup with each other pretty well. Defense is going to factor into the game plan probably more, percentage wise, than offense. Just because Alabama is capable of scoring points does not necessarily mean that it does. Alabama is last in the SEC in scoring offense, averaging only 65.8 points per game. Floridas 78.1 per contest is good for fourth best in the SEC. However, the Tide allows 69.6 points per contest, while the Gators give up 70.1 12th and 13th in the conference, respectively. They play a lot of zone, and were going to be at home, Butler said. Those are two factors that we have to make important. Alabamas playing great ball right now. By beating Kentucky at Kentucky and then beating Georgia, theyre probably playing as conright now. Because of Alabamas momentum, the fact that Florida plays at home might be the most crucial factor for the Gators success tonight. I think their place is incredibly hard to play in, Butler said of Alabamas Foster Auditorium. Its a very unique building, theres no other arena like it in the conference. They play very, very well there. Im very happy that were at home on Thursday. Tonights game offers a very realistic opportunity for Florida to outrebound its opponent. Although the Gators have the worst rebounding margin in the SEC (-3.7), the Crimson Tide is a notmuch-better 13th in the conference with a margin of -1.9. Florida and Alabama are the only schools in the SEC with negative rebounding margins. We want to neutralize (the rebounding battle) because thats just the way we play best, Butler said. Is it a rebounding war I think we can win? I do think that we can, but they can just as easily win it as well, and we cant let that be a factor. 16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JANUARY 30, 2014 Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffAmanda Butler calls a play during Floridas 68-62 loss against Georgia on Jan. 19 in the OConnell Center. Gators look to win rebounding battle against evenly matched Tide TRACK AND FIELD LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceA dislocated arm and torn labrum knocked Marquis Dendy out of competition last year, and the junior underwent surgery in September 2013. But after months of recovery, Dendy is back and will make his season debut this weekend when the UF track back Invitational. I leave my past behind me, and that is one thing my dad always tells me to do, Dendy said. Right now, I have no marks and no stats for this year, so what I have to (do) is earn all that stuff back. Dendy hopes this is the start of another decorated season to add to a career full of honors. Last year, he earned the NCAA title in the long jump, the 2013 Southeastern Conference Mens Field Athlete of the Year award and the USTFCCCA South Regions Mens Field Athlete of the Year award. Dendy considers the indoor season as only a warm-up for outdoor. for the SEC Indoor Championships and carry him to the NCAA Indoor Championships in March. Throughout weekly practices leading up to the weekend meet, Dendy has organized himself differently in training for meets. Ive been doing stuff like landing on a mat or trying to land in a foam pit in the ODome, Dendy said. Getting my sprint speed, running the 60(m) and doing a lot of sprints and taking care of my body. I ran myself into shape a lot and taking care of legs, and other than my arm, my body feels 110 percent. After leaping to a world-leading long jump at last springs SEC Indoor Championships in Fayetteville, Dendy wants to live up to coach Mike Holloways high expectations for him. I dont shy from any type of expectations, Dendy said. Cant is not in my vocabulary, when he says I need these points, I need you to do this for me Im going to do it.Junior returning from injury after decorated 2013 campaignDendy Florida, Alabama both struggle on glass