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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 Santa Fe College gallery exhibit features disposable camera artArtists in four countries took the photos, pg 5. Lauren Haeger and the UF softball team play UNF in Floridas home opener tonight at 6 p.m. Read the story on page 14.City paints, adds detection system to bike lanesGreen boxes give cyclists a head start, pg 3. Locals chat their way to improved language skillsThe Gainesville Language Exchange meets Thursdays, pg 5. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Writerecochrane@alligator.orgTheres a new set of French fries on campus. On Tuesday, the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art began the permanent installation of Big Max, a 33-foot-tall sculpture designed by John Raymond Henry. The red-painted sculpture consists of roughly 30,000 pounds of steel and a central beam resting on two intersecting beams. Henry, who designed Alachua, the sculpture nicknamed the French Fries by UF students, said it took him roughly 20 years to complete the three-beam sculpture because of various roadblocks and the completion of other projects. When youre building a piece thats dont have to rush, he said. You reach a point where you dont know where to go with it, and you just let it sit. Theres no reason to push it. The piece is named for Henrys grandson, a premature baby who weighed a pound and a half at birth and is now a fornia. 82 /66 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 FUN & FITNESS 7 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 98 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffSculptor John Raymond Henry installs Big Max, a 33-foot-tall sculpture that was given to the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art on Tuesday afternoon. The sculpture is named after Henrys grandson. GATOR GRADS RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterA local startup company is putting a new spin on traditional fundraising methods. Abbott and UF alumnus Ty Parker, has entered the second FedEx Small Business Grant $25,000. The company produces handheld devices that can cool a warm drink in 30 to 60 seconds by spinning it in a cooler of ice. FedEx spokeswoman Katie Wassmer said she thinks the FedEx grant competition is a great learning experience for entrepreneurial-minded students. I think students who participate can learn more about what it takes to be a smallbusiness owner, what it takes to go after their dreams and what it takes to reach their goals, Wassmer said. Anyone can vote once a day until Feb. 23, and FedEx will announce the 100 businesses with the most votes on Feb. 26. Abbott, 21, and Parker, 24, are no strangers to unorthodox fundraising methods after raising $40,000 in 30 days with Kickstarter. With the Kickstarter crowdfunding, they were able take their handheld model from If the pair wins the grant, Abbott said they Spin Chill startup competes for $25K, wants to expand productsFrench fry sculpture gets new cousin HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgDespite more than three months of planceled the Student Government Debate. since 2006. However, because only Swamp Party has a full qualifying ticket this year, the debate will not happen. Maria Galindo, the councils vice chair woman of public relations, said the debate is a long-standing tradition. The event was designed to provide an environment for the executive tickets to argue their platforms in an unbiased setting, she wrote in an email. Still, Galindo said she believes each party will compensate for the debate cancellation. While in the past the debate has served as an outlet for the executive candidates from each party to communicate their platform, circumstances the leaders from each party will make use of alternative methods, like social media, to communicate their message to the Student Body. candidate for the Taco Libre Party, said she is disappointed with the decision to cancel the debate. I think its a shame to cancel a tradition years, she said. I think an election without a debate is a disservice to students in the university. They should be able to hear from both sides to make an informed decision. Susan Webster, the Swamp Party spokeswoman, said the party still wants to debate, but it plans to address student questions via a Candidate issues cancel SG debateSEE SPIN CHILL, PAGE 4 SEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 4 SEE MAX, PAGE 4 I think students who participate can learn more about what it takes to be a small-business owner.Katie WassmerFedEx spokeswomanBig Max is near the Harn

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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, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 77/59 SUNNY 75/56 SUNNY 69/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 69/48 SUNNY 82/66 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 98 sertations to a nontechnical audience in three minutes or less. Preliminary heats will be held in March to determine finalists for the grand finale event on April 3. Along with helping graduate students hone their communication and presentation skills, winners will be awarded cash prizes. For more information and to register, please visit tinyurl.com/UF3MT. This competition is open to international students. RecSports Disc Golf Tournament RecSports will host its eighth annual Disc Golf Tournament on the 18-hole disc golf course at Lake Wauburgs South Shore on Saturday. The tournament will have two heats with 18 holes each. The winners of the various contests will receive prizes. Gates open at 9 a.m. for the 10 a.m. event. The tournament is free for UF students and $20 for faculty and staff. Register online at RSConnect, rsconnect.recsports.ufl.edu, to participate in this event. 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 HAPPENINGRUB Entertainment Presents: Cupid Shuffle Game Night Come to the Reitz Grand Ballroom on Thursday at 8 p.m. to take part in our How Well Do You Know Me? game show to see just how well you know your friends. Claim your prize, then relax and enjoy our green screen. Decorate valentines for your sweetheart while enjoying our holiday refreshments, and youll be feeling the love by the end of the night. LGBT Affairs anniversary LGBT Affairs at UF will be hosting Karen Graves as the keynote speaker for the organizations 10-year anniversary Thursday at 7 p.m. at Ustler Hall Atrium. She will discuss her work on documenting the Johns Committees purge of LGBT staff in Floridas university system beginning in 1956 and her book on the matter And They Were Wonderful Teachers: Floridas Purge of Gay and Lesbian Teachers. Gator Wesley Love Campaign Gator Wesley will be tabling on the Plaza of the Americas this week, asking the question What is Love? Stop by for free candy and the chance to answer the question, make your own buttons and write cards to elderly people in Gainesville. Q-and-A with Common Join us for an evening of celebration, hip-hop and a Q-and-A session with Grammy Award-winning artist Common. The show will be held Thursday at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show begins at 8. Tickets will be available for students at the Phillips Center Box Office at noon Wednesday. Students who present valid Gator 1 Cards may pick up two tickets. The event is free and open to the public. Authors @ UF: Steven Noll and David Tegeder Professors Steven Noll and David Tegeder will discuss their book Ditch of Dreams: The Cross Florida Barge Canal and the Struggle for Floridas Future on Monday at 7 p.m. in Smathers Library East, Room 100. The book examines the long-standing effort to build a canal across Florida. Sustainable Event Planning workshop Please join us Monday from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. in Rinker Hall, Room 106, to learn sustainable event planning tips and how easy the Sustainable Event Certification Program process is. This program is through the UF Office of Sustainability and consists of a short Sustainable Event Planning Guide and an easy application for certification. The idea is that any organization can host green events, no matter if the organization has a sustainability focus or not. Suit and Tie: Mens Appreciation Ceremony Nominations The Institute of Black Culture is seeking nominations for its mens appreciation ceremony. The ceremony will recognize outstanding men whose work and lives have helped make a difference in their communities. The nominee should have served as a leader and role model to other men, students, colleagues, and/or his community. The selected recipients will be honored at the Suit & Tie: Honoring Our African American Men award ceremony on April 10 in Ustler Hall. Nomination forms can be found at bit.ly/1ipguu8 are due by Feb. 21. GatorWell focus group participants needed GatorWell Health Promotion Services is looking for UF students to participate in a one-hour confidential focus group about interpersonal violence issues on campus. These focus groups will occur between Tuesday and March 14 at the GatorWell location on Radio Road. Each participant will receive a $20 UF Bookstore gift card and free pizza. To participate, email GatorWellProjects@mail. ufl.edu with your contact information. Use subject line My Campus. Must be 18 years or older and a currently enrolled UF student. Emily Dickinson and the Samurai Sword Drawing upon a selection of Emily Dickinsons poems, Sheila Barksdale combines artwork and the practical application of the Japanese sword to explore the range of the poets perception of time, space and relationship to cosmic principles. The event will be Feb. 22 from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Archer Community Center. Register for Three Minute Thesis Competition The UF Graduate School is partnering with I-Cubed to host its first Three Minute Thesis Competition in April. The competition challenges doctoral students to present their disHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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THE CITY SPENT $29,000 ON IT. CHRISTIAN COOPERAlligator Contributing WriterThe Gainesville Public Works Department has begun modifying some intersections to make navigating roads easier for local bikers. A bike box was painted at the intersection of Southwest Second Avenue and Southwest 13th Street due to the high volume of cyclists. City public works planning manager Debbie Leistner wrote in an email that a bike box a space gives bikers a safe space to wait for the light to change and a chance to turn before cars. Leistner said a total of $29,000 was spent on materials and supplies for the project, which includes the box and a bike boulevard along West 12th Street from Southwest 8th Avenue to Northwest 19th Lane. The boulevard will include green markings, reduced speed limits and street signs. Other bike boulevards are planned along North Third Avenue and North Fifth Avenue as well as East Seventh Street. The bike box makes cyclists more visible, increasing driver awareness and providing a staging area for cyclists to have a head start at the intersection, especially when turning, Leistner said. The bike box and boulevard feature bike change to reduce delays for cyclists. Zack Carter, a 19-year-old UF health science freshman, said he is looking forward to the convenience. The biggest advantage will be the light change, he said. Normally if a biker gets to the light, the light wont detect that it needs to turn. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Nicole Price / Alligator Two cyclists pass the new bike box on Southwest Second Avenue. The boxes give cyclists a head start when crossing busy intersections or making turns. STATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTAMPA Florida Highway Patrol troopers say theyre trying to determine what entrance a driver took on Interstate 275 to end up going the wrong way and crashing into a car carrying four University of South Florida students. The crash claimed the lives of Jobin Joy Kuriakose, 21, of Orlando, Ankeet Harshad Patel, 22, of Melbourne, Imtiyaz Ilias, 20, of Fort Myers, Dammie Yesudhas, 21, of Melbourne and the driver of the 2001 Ford Expedition that crashed head-on into them. Toxicology tests, which will determine if the drivers were impaired, also take six to eight weeks, Florida Highway Patrol Sgt. Steve Gaskins said. Investigators are also piecing together the wrong-way drivers route. We do not know where he came on the interstate, Gaskins said. He may have turned around in the median. We can say with some level of certainty that he was going the wrong way for at least a mile or two. Video feeds from interstate entrance and exit ramps do not record, he said. tape from the highway cameras to watch. The four students were all members of USFs Sigma Beta Rho fraternity. A call for donations for the families of the students raised nearly $50,000 in just two days. The fraternity will hold a remembrance ceremony on Thursday at USF. A donation site, set up by Sigma Beta Rho national president Mohsin Rhythmk Hussain, saw a steady stream of donations offered, from $5 up to single donations of up to hundreds of dollars. It is unimaginable what the families must be going through right now, said the message on the donation important for us to come together and form a support net for the family. We are asking all of our family, friends, Greek community members, and associates help by donating as much as they can. We can say with some level of certainty that he was going the wrong way for at least a mile or two.Steve GaskinsFlorida Highway Patrol seargent

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I was building this big piece, and his name was Max Maxwell, Henry said. So I just called it Big Max, and I nicknamed him Big Max. Construction of the sculpture, which previously toured seven cities in Florida, began at in the early evening. The sculpture will receive paint touchits completion Wednesday. UF alumni Earl and Christy Powell donated the sculpture to the Harn Museum. Were very excited to have this new focal point for the UF Cultural Plaza, said Tami Wroath, the director of marketing and public relations at the Harn. Its a work of contemporary art, and thats one of our collecting areas at the Harn. The few people who walked by the construction site had a new piece. Its actually really cool, said Jasmine Naamou, a 19year-old UF international studies freshman. I like the contrast of the red. I was thinking of the French Fries when I was looking at it. Pam Hightower, a 32-yearold UF alumna who now works for UF Student Affairs, said she liked that the piece brings something thats in the middle of campus kind of to the edge and connects them. Henry said he hadnt thought of a nickname for his new sculpture, although someone told his wife, Pamela, that it should be called Big Mac instead of Big Max. They should have a contest for the best nickname, Henry said. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014AP PhotoTankedNATHAN KINGAlligator Contributing WriterForty-nine cent hamburgers and 69 cent cheeseburgers on Wednesdays at McDonalds proves one thing: Gainesville is lovin it. Maybe a little too much. Ten of the McDonalds locations in Gainesville and the surrounding area, owned by J-Curt Inc., promote the deal on Wednesdays. Because of its popularity, the McDonalds stores now have to limit customers to 10 burgers per order. Terrance Troope, one of the managers at the McDonalds at 3418 SW Williston Road, said before the limit was placed on customers, it was not unusual for people to make orders of up to 100 hamburgers at a time. Customers will freeze the burgers so that they can eat them throughout the week, Troope said. The store was never in danger of running out of food, he said. The problem was that such a large order could hold up the kitchen and the drive-thru line. Andrew Neale, a 21-year-old UF engineering senior, said he goes to McDonalds on Wednesdays to take advantage of the promotion. Neale normally goes through the drive-thru after class and takes the burgers home. The drive-thru lines are always packed when I go, Neale said. I cant imagine what they would be like if there wasnt a limit. The McDonalds at 3826 SW Archer Road also has had to crack down on those taking the promotion to the extreme. Joanna Camper, a support manager at the McDonalds on Archer Road, said that many times people will place an order and then re-enter the drive-thru line to order again. The McDonalds on Archer Road is one of the busiest in the area because it attracts UF students, Gainesville residents and travelers on their way to Orlando, she said. Troope said serving repeat customers who are overusing the deal makes people with small orders wait longer in line. Tori Davis, a 20-year-old UF media and society senior, is a frequent visitor to the McDonalds on Archer Road. She said McDonalds strategy is smart because it draws college students who are trying to pinch their pennies. This does not mean that people will not try to take advantage of it, she said. It seems like everyone pushes the envelope nowadays, Davis said. I just never would have imagined it would be McDonalds hamburgers.McDonalds limits discounted hamburgers due to high demand HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgdent Government elections, Senate passed a resolution proposing additions to rules and procedures. After a presentation reviewing the changes to the SB2014-1016 Resolution Proposing Additions and Revision to the Rules and Procedures, senators adopted the resolution without objection. Sen. Susan Webster, chairwoman for the special committee on rules and procedures, said coordinating the revisions was a long process that ended in triumph for the committee. We made a lot of great changes, she said in her presentation. We updated things we werent doing before and making sure what we were doing in codes. Some of the changes listed in the resolution included altering the quorum for senators during Summer semesters to be a majority of the total membership and requiring new senators to attend a mandatory orientation session. Two bills approved funding for FACES Modeling Troupe and Sparks Magazine, with the organizations receiving about $4,300 and $2,500, respectively. Sen. Davis Bean, chairman for the Allocations Committee, said the committee approved the budget for both groups after working with them for several weeks. To wait another week would have been us having to cancel their own events because of the eightweek period it takes to receive funding, he said.Senate changes rulesFounders: Bars could use the technologyaging and create retail displays. The UF mechanical engineering senior said he also hopes to expand the product line, focusing less on social applications and more on businesses. One of the biggest losses for the bar industry is the energy wasted by glass-front refrigerators, he said. Abbott said he believes they could take those refrigerators and either repurpose them or create a new product to replace them. Well do some studies and is more cost-effective than putting them in a glass-front refrigerator, Parker said. in the bar industry where business moves too fast to spin the drinks one-by-one. Ian Mitchell, president of UFs Entrepreneurship Club, said the company is unique because it has been able to succeed without taking large investments or moving out of town, unlike other local startups. Theres this sort of false idea that you have to leave Gainesville to do anything important, said Mitchell, a 20-year-old UF international business graduate student. In Gainesville, you can fail or succeed extremely cheaply, and thats alongside the wealth of resources that we have. SPIN CHILL, from page 1 MAX, from page 1It complements the Harns collectionA Swamp candidate did not qualifyTwitter campaign by Cory Yeffet, the partys candidate for Student Body president. We would prefer the opportunity to display to the students what the Swamp Party and its candidates have to offer, she said. It is unfortunate that our willing and capable candidates are unable to debate and speak to the Student Body about these critical issues. Additionally, on Tuesday night, the Elections ComElections Justin Hoover. One was brought against the Swamp Party, and the other against the Students Party. In the Swamp complaint, Hoover said the candidate, form to the Supervisor of Elections by the deadline. Swamp Party President Agassy Rodriguez said the didnt have the right documents. The candidate will not be on the ballot because they failed to qualify properly. Hoover presented the second complaint against the perwork by the Monday deadline. The commission ruled to issue warnings in both cases. ELECTIONS, from page 1Some froze burgers for later Customers will freeze the burgers so that they can eat them throughout the week.manager

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ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterA new exhibit at Santa Fe College showcases photographs from artists living in several countries but using the same low-tech equipment: disposable cameras. Present Company Excluded: or the Disposability of the Decisive Moment is an art exhibition of photographs taken with disposable cameras by artists from Taiwan, France, Poland and the United States. It premiered last week at SFCs gallery, located at the main campus in M-147. The exhibition will run through March 24, Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Jaclyn Gutierrez, art director for Reitz Union Board Entertainment, said disposable cameras are a medium that doesnt get enough appreciation. You can do good art on a budget, she said. I think thats really important and adds to the accessibility of art. Exhibition manager Kyle Novak said the artists had to be selective because they couldnt see the developed pictures. Were so accustomed to digital photography and Photoshop, he said. In this show, the artist really had to think hard about each exposure. Samantha Mendez, a 20-yearold UF ceramics sophomore, said she likes the concept because it shows that anyone can make art. It doesnt have to be the most expensive quality paper or expensive cameras, she said. Theyre showing that anyone has access to a disposable camera.Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffDisposable cameras used as part of the Present Company Excluded: or the Disposability of the Decisive Moment art exhibition sit on display in Santa Fe Colleges gallery Tuesday. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 THE EXCHANGE IS EVERY THURSDAY. ANDREA SARCOSAlligator Contributing WriterLocal residents and students can practice languages with each other through a new program. Gainesville Language Exchange a community organization established in January to help residents practice different languages will host its fourth weekly event Thursday at The Library at Market Street, located at 112 SW First Ave. The exchange is from 8 to 11 p.m. The event moves to different venues that allow anyone tions inform followers of the location of future meetings. A recent trip to Argentina inspired the start of the organization. Co-founders Madeleine Eric and Maynard Shaye couch-surfed through Argentina and visited many language exchanges along the way. Shaye said there is no multilingual or multicultural organization in Gainesville open to community members and satisfy the needs of those community members, Shaye said. At the events, guests wear stickers that indicate their proJungJun Bae, a 22-year-old Santa Fe College math major, attended Gainesville Language Exchange to meet new people. I think the proposal for this event is interesting and really convenient to attend, especially for those not involved in any institution or organization through UF, Bae said. Beer is better than coffee to get to know people. Andrea Laba, a 23-yearold UF Russian and political science senior, went to the practice Russian with. Im going to Russia this summer and I feel like this is going to help me get there and speak more comfortably, Laba said. Laba said she plans to keep coming to the Gainesville Language Exchanges events in hopes that someone who speaks Russian will come. You can have a beer and relax and just converse with someone whos just a regular person, Laba said. Locals chat their way to language skillsLOCALExhibit shows disposable camera art IT WILL BE ON HUME FIELD. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Writerecochrane@alligator.orgFor one day only, a carnival with a cause is coming to UF. On Sunday, UFs chapters of national coed service fraternity Alpha Phi Omega and national South Asian-based fraternity Beta Chi Theta will hold the Care to Play? philanthropy carnival on Hume Field. The event, which will be held from 2 to 6 p.m., will raise funds primarily for Alpha Phi Omega and Beta Chi Thetas philanthropies. This is something weve wanted to do for years, and weve just never had a service director to pick it up and run with it, said Anantharam Ram Peesapati, a 20-year-old UF psychology and behavioral science junior who serves as Beta Chi Thetas service director. My president came to me when I was elected and said, Were going to make this happen this year. Seven additional organizations, including the Albanian Student Association, PeaceJam and the Bengali Student Association, will have booths with activities and crafts at the carnival, he said. Theatre Strike Force and various dance groups will also perform. Though admission to the carnival is free, donations must be made at each booth to participate. Phi Omegas chosen philanthropy, Free the Children, and Beta Chi Thetas philanthropy, Beating Heart Disease. The remaining proceeds will go to each of the booths chosen philanthropies. Peesapati said the goal is to make the carnival a yearly event to raise at least $1,000 for philanthropies. Katie Gresham, a 19-year-old UF history sophomore, said the charity aspect makes the carnival even more appealing. Philanthropic service is very important, especially here at UF, Gresham said. And Im always looking for something to do on a Sunday thats not homework.UF fraternities to put on campus charity carnival Sunday OLIVIA MUENTERAlligator Contributing WriterGator foodies have a new online resource for the latest in recipes, reviews and articles about their favorite topic. Spoon University, a studentrun food publication, is in the beginning stages of launching a UF branch and is hoping to cater to UF students. A year and a half ago, Mackenzie Barth, 22, co-founded Spoon University, a publication that centered on different aspects of food through the lens of college students and campus life. Spoon University began as a print publication at Northwestern University, and it made its Internet debut in September 2013. The site features sections on a variety of food-related subjects. Restaurant reviews and recipes are the most popular categories on the site, Barth said. The recipe section is pretty cool because theyre all made by easy to do, she said. The website began with chapincreased its college presence to chapters at 25 campuses nationwide. The ultimate goal is to make food accessible for college students, Barth said. Agata Kowalewska, a visiting assistant scientist at UF who has a Ph.D. in nutrition, said the site has the potential to be useful for students. From my previous research, I know that college students dont know how to cook, she said. Many students have never been exposed to cooking. She said Spoon University could help students learn to cook. Emily Bolter, a 20-year-old UF health education and behavior junior, said she agreed the new site could be a good resource, especially recipes created by fellow students. An avid baker, Bolter said shes always on the lookout for new recipes. I think its pretty awesome, look at it for updates.Student-run food website makes its way to UF with cooking ideasLIFESTYLE Im always looking for something to do on a Sunday thats not homework.Katie GreshamUF history sophomore The ultimate goal is to make food accessible for college students.Mackenzie BarthSpoon co-founder

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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.U.S. food industry needs transparency, regulationWhile we still delight in certain kid foods looking at you, Cheetos and Yoo-hoo some have grown Now that we have more sophisticated palates, the idea of a square of plasticky Kraft cheese seems downright icky. Kraft Singles despite how wholesome the commercials claim they are are to cheese what that yellow grease in those dispensers at movie theaters are to butter: a cheap, synthe Big Food company announced Tuesday that it plans to change the formula of its processed cheese squares to elimifresh in the bottom of your fridge after youve long forgotten them. Kraft is the latest in the line of major food brands to announce changes in order to lessen the growing discomfort consumers have with chemicaland preservative-laden foods that crowd grocery shelves. According to Marketing Daily, Subway recently announced its removal of azodicarbonamide from its breads. The chemical, which is used to create elasticity in products such as yoga mats and shoe rubber, is used in bread doughs by McDonalds, Burger King, ported early last month that it would engineer the Cheerios cy and regulation of the food industry. Michael Moss expose Salt Sugar Fat was a No. 1 New York Times Bestseller, and the Pew Research Centers food additives project examined the risks associated with Americans changing diets. According to Pew, since 1958 Americans have consumed an exorbitant amount of processed foods, which contain large amount of chemical additives. The consequences of an under-regulated food industry have been tangible: The United States high obesity rate was And Americas increasing distrust in Big Food coincides with the end of brand loyalty; while McDonalds used to be hailed as an all-American food destination, its now the butt of jokes and the target of blame on our countrys obesity problem. Today, consumers can read reams of research about whatever they want to buy, wrote James Surowiecki for The New Yorker in an essay on the diminishing power of brand loyalty. But whats really weakened the power of brands is cess to expert reviews, user reviews, and detailed product data, in an array of categories. on major food producers to lessen their use of chemical additives, Americas obesity rate will only climb in addition stuffs. TED Talks shift social responsibilityThe motto of the informative and highly addictive independent offshoot TEDxUF had plenty of ideas worth writing home about. Some of the areas best and brightest took to the stage Saturday and shared their experiences, concerns and hopes for the future. Attendees laughed at a previously recorded TED Talk about how an improv group created mischief in Best Buy 80 people entered the electronics store dressed like employees in blue collared shirts and khaki pants and cried when a speaker shared her experiences with cancer. TEDxUF and the larger TED Talks are popular because they bring out the best in speakers and the audience alike. But when you dive into what TED Talks really are, it is not at all about the speeches or presentations. Though speakers both live and recorded command the stage, the talks are more about the audience. You can listen to the greatest speaker in the world, but if you dont buy into his or her message, the speech is of no use. A speaker can give a powerful and stirring talk right in front of you, but if you dont act on the message, you are wasting your time. Although its great to hear a powerful and rousing speech, it is not all that important. The crucial moment in any presentation is when the audience wholeheartedly believes and buys into the presenters message. The so-called secret sauce that makes TED Talks a great event is simplicity. A bare stage sits in front of the audience with perhaps a few pieces of creative artwork strewn here or there. A presentation screen faces the audience. An unassuming speaker stands before a packed room. And thats pretty much it. No overblown stage props, strobe lighting or fog machine needed. The only thing that can actually be in the talk is the speakers message. The message of TEDxUF was of hope, curiosity, personnot present any direct answers to the worlds gripping problems brought up by the speakers. But the genius of TED Talks comes from presenters challenging audiences to answer problems for themselves, thus making the events more about the audience. the speakers messages. more powerful than the larger TED Talks. The people who Tony Robbins or any of the other marquee TED Talks community: professors, students, alumni and friends. They were the audience members of past TED Talks who bought into the message of TED presenters, acted on their own convictions and wanted to spread a few ideas of their own. They dared the audience members to challenge their beliefs, strengthen their convictions and disregard the impossible. This circle of TED Talks audience members turning into speakers who inspire their audience creates a community of empowered individuals empowered not in the sense of being all-knowing people who can solve any problem, but in the sense of knowing a group of people who can solve these problems themselves. Last week, the TEDx presenters shined. Each one of them was stirring, engaging and entertaining. Because of that, the audience members are empowered to act on their rallying cry. Though the audience members may not know all of the answers to some of the problems brought up in reach an audience that will. Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His columns appear on Wednesdays. 121 TOTAL VOTES84% YES 16% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you think UF is vegan-friendly? Todays question: Is the death penalty OK? WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Michael Beatoopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 ALLIGATOR, FUN AND FITNESS, 7 Recently at GatorWell we asked University of Florida students to provide questions they had about health. The following are two of your alcohol questions that we thought were especially great and our answers: Q1. What should I do when everyone around me is drinking and I dont wish to drink? First of all, if you choose not to drink, you are not alone. At UF, over 17,000 students choose not to drink alcohol. The decision of when, where, and why you drink is yours. It should not be dependent on the drinking habits of those around you. Remember that it is always okay to in your refusal. You can also carry around a non-alcoholic drink such as juice, soda, tea, and water. Keep busy-make conversation, enjoy the meal or appetizers, take photos with other guests, or dance with your friends. Offer to be the sober designated driver. Explain your reasons for not drinking or make an excuse such as youre allergic to alcohol, you have a test or project the next day, you have to get up early the next morning, you dont want to spend the money, youve been sick and taking antibiotics, or it is contrary to your religious beliefs. Regardless of what you say, the decision to not drink is your own and it should be respected by your friends. Q2. Is there any way to know if drugs have been slipped into your drink at your party? It is important to remember that alcohol itself is the cheapest type of drug. It is also quite accessible and readily available. It is easy to lose track of how many drinks you have consumed and quickly raise your Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) to over the legal limit of .08. Further, if an individual has passed out from drinking too much, legally they cannot give their consent for sexual activity. There is really no way to detect if an additional drug has been slipped into your drink. Most drugs are odorless, colorless, and tasteless. If a drug such as Rohypnol, Ketamine, or GHB has been slipped into your drink, you will being to experience the effects almost immediately including a sleepy, relaxed, and drunk feeling that lasts anywhere between 2 to 8 hours. These types of drugs combined with alcohol can also result in amnesia, respiratory depression, and death. Ways to decrease your risk include the following: your drink unattended. one you dont know, even if it is an acquaintance make your drink watch out for friends someone you do not know well and trust ior around you been drugged, seek medical help as soon as possible For more information about alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs, visit GatorWells website at gatorwell. You Asked, We AnsweredInformation provided by E. Maureen Miller, MPH, CHES; Director of GatorWell Health Promotion Services Information provided by GatorWell Health Promotion ServicesEating on CampusOne of the keys to eating well on campus is knowing your options. Take a look around the dining locations that are most convenient for your schedule or check out Gator Dinings website for a guide to smart food choices at locations across campus. At the dining halls, stop by the salad bar to round out your meal with a few favorite veggies. At eateries like Subway and Moes Southwest Grill take advantage of the option to add extra veggies to your sandwich or entree for free. Look for substitutions like brown rice, whole grain bread or vegetable side dishes to easily pack in some extra nutrients.

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8, ALLIGATOR, FUN AND FITNESS WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 Managing Time forAcademic SuccessMany college students have very busy schedules and the pressure of being academically successful can be great, so being able to manage your time is essential! In fact, according to a 2010 Healthy Gators survey, UF students reported that effectively managing their time was very important to their academic success. Indeed, learning how to manage your time helps increase productivity and reduces procrastination, both of which can improve academic success. So how do you turn this knowledge into action? 1. Assess how you are currently using your time. For 2-3 days, keep a time log of what you do during the day and how long you spend doing it. Afterwards, look for trends. Identify which activities are important (see #2 ) and which are time wasters. 2. Know whats important! Prioritize your daily and weekly tasks. Then, organize your time according to your priorities. 3. Make time to manage time. Set aside consistent time in your schedule to organize how you will use your time. This can be done on a daily, weekly, monthly, and even whole-semester basis. There are a wide variety of tools that can be used to help with this including planners, calendars, phone apps, and to do lists. Pick whatever works for you and your organization style. 4. Minimize distractions. Identify what your common distractors and time wasters are. Then, come up with a plan to minimize these where possible. This may mean studying in a different environment, turning off the TV and/or computer, putof the day that you will not answer the phone or hang-out with friends. 5. Learn to say NO! Sometimes it feels like you do not have enough time in the day to get everything done because YOU DONT. If 24 hours rarely seems like enough time, then you may be putting too much on your plate. Sound familiar? Identify current activities that are not priorities and decrease them or cut them out completely. In the future, before you say yes to someand time. If you do take on something new, think about cutting something else out of your schedule. 6. Make time for yourself! Living a balanced life is important to your overall wellbeing. Schedule time to take care of yourself and manage your stress. Take breaks while studying, relax at the end of a long day, or schedule in activities that you enjoy doing such as volunteering, hiking, dancing, going to sporting events, or spending time with friends. For more information about time management or to learn how to schedule an appointment with a wellness coach to work on time management, visit GatorWells website at gatorwell. Information provided by Sara Martin, MS, CHES; Health Promotion Specialist at GatorWell Health Promotion Services Information provided by Samantha Evans, MS, CHES; Health Promotion Specialist at GatorWell Health Promotion Services Always be Prepared!Accidents can happen: Condoms can break because they are past the expiration date, stored improperly, or used incorrectly, especially in the heat of the moment. If youre worried that a condom may break, you may want to keep the following points in mind. Condoms should never be stored in a wallet, car, or direct sunlight because heat, even body heat, weakens the condom over time. Oil-based lubricants also cause condoms to break. Instead choose a water or silicone-based lube (Astroglide, Wet, etc) which is safe for use with condoms and can help prevent breakage by reducing friction. Never use two condoms at once squeeze the condom package to ensure it still has an air bubble (if it does not, the package and condom may be punctured). Open the package carefully (no teeth, nails, or scissors). Pinch the tip of the condom to leave space for ejaculation and unroll the condom all the way down. After sex, hold the base of the condom before withdrawing. pregnancy prevention is a concern, consider following your condom breaking incident with Plan B. Also known as emergency contraception, or EC, the high-dose birth control pill is available over-the-counter and can prevent pregnancy if taken within 72 hours. Plan B is most effective when within 24 hours. Women and men over 17 years of age can call a doctor, a health clinic, a pharmacy, or place an overnight order from Drugstore.com without a prescription. If sexually transmitted infections (STI) prevention is a concern, there are some things to consider. There are different window periods, or time it takes for the STI to be detected in a persons system, so the timing of testing is important. When it does come time to test, there are some reasonably priced or even free options to consider on campus or in the Gainesville a sliding scale fee or based on your insurance.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 ALLIGATOR, FUN AND FITNESS, 9 Quality, student-centric health care, right in the middle of campus. Call (352) 392-1161 same-day visits Visit shcc.u.edu other visits, more infoGet in. Get well. Get on with your life! Illness/Injury Treatment | Immunizations | Pharmacy Allergy Injections | Nutrition Services Massage | Sports Medicine | Physical Therapy Sexual Health Services | Womens Health Expires 2/26/14 Tasty, Healthy Options When Time and Money are Tight Pack a Snack. Snacking is often a key source of fuel for busy days and late night study sessions, but the cost can add up quickly if you have to At the Grocery Store.

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10, ALLIGATOR, FUN AND FITNESS, WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014Conquering Spring BreakGet Up to Get Down with Fitness Travel Safety Tips Safer Sex Tips Sun Safety Tips Information Provided by GatorWell Health Promotion Services Information Provided by GatorWell Health Promotion Services Alcohol Tips 1. You dont have to leave your house. 2. Change your daily routines. 3. Get Social! 4. Try New Things. 5. Other Tips.

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 4-23-72-1 Countryside 4 Bd/4 Bth beautifully furnished condo on bus route. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. $425/room, includes $50 utility allowance per/room. Fall occupancy. Ellie 561-361-9600 or ebelliveau@sgczklaw.com 2-27-14-25-1 $350/mo/student 4 Bed/4 Bath furnished Condo on ground level with washer, dryer, pool, on bus line near UF at 3800 SW 20th Ave, Univ. Terr. West, privately owned Steve 352-586-6468 2-18-14-15-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 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 4-23-14-72-2 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 MADISON ON 20th 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th St. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. 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! No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 2-28-14-37-2 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 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-28-14-45-2 WALK TO UFLive in prestigious Jackson Square. 2 BR condos avail. $1300-$1600 mo. 352-505-5049 6-16-14-74-2 8 BLOCKS TO UFSpacious 2BR/1BA, island kitchen. Plenty of parking! Available Fall Term $700 mo. 352-505-5049 6-19-14-74-2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS3, 4, 5 BR HOUSES Available August. Pet friendly. Call Carol at 359-3341 or website dalyproperties.com 3-10-14-27-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1ST 4BR/2BA very nice house, large BRs, large fenced backyard, beautiful trees, fireplace, deck, garage, W/D incl. 352-339-2342. $1400/mo. 2606 NW 34th St. Pictures at gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-14-14-15-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $429. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-23-14-55-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665 Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-23-14-55-2 UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. starting at $850. Granite counters. FREE Hi-Speed Internet. Parking avail. Walking distance to UF & Stadium. 408 NW 14th St. Now leasing for Fall 2014. For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-23-14-54-2* BELLAPROPERTIES.NET *We have Luxury apartments and Houses for Fall!! Call Eric today to Tour! 352-870-9453 or 352-335-5424 2-24-14-15-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. 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/classified 2/2 just 3 blocks from campus (The Avenues) $1,200/month, lease is thru July. February rent is paid, don't pay rent 'til March & keep my security deposit ($1,129). Call Eric @ 352 213 1282 2-14-14-10-3 FURNISHED ONE BEDROOM/ONE BATH IN THE LANDINGS, LOWER THAN CURRENT RENT, QUIET & CLEAN, GREAT MANAGEMENT, CLOSE TO UF, FRIENDLY ROOMMATES, POOL/GYM/TENNIS COURT PLEASE CONTACT 305-905-4286 2-143-3 1/1 in 4/4 for rent (spring and summer 2014) Furnished $525/mo includes electric, water, and cable (first month free). 15 min from UF (walk, bicycle, bus) Call 352-870-4814 for details 2-12-1-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 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 2-26-1426-4 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 Designated drivers are the greatest 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. Call 352377-9846 4-23-14-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-23-14-72-6 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. 4-23-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-23-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-23-14-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. COMPUTER & LAPTOP REPAIRS Network specialists We buy computers and laptops Working and Non-working 378-4009, 607 NW 13th Street 4-23-14-60-7 Friends dont let friends drive drunk. 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 publica tion 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. THE ALLIGATOR IS ONLY RESPONSIBLE FOR THE FIRST DAY THE AD RUNS INCORRECTLY. Corrected ads will be extended one day. No refunds or credits can be given after placing the ad. Corrections called in Customer error or changes: Online

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12, ALLIGATOR 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 4-2314-72-10 HORSES & GOATSFOR SALE Charlie 352-278-1925 4-23-72-10 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 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 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! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER 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 includ ed. 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 4-23-72-11ccmotorcycletraining.com2 days $150 weekdays or weekends G-ville/ Starke 352-331-0131 train on motorcycles or scooters State certified Co & Trainers 3-1414-20-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-23-72-12 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 $0 DOWN!!! FILE YOUR TAXES HERE AND DRIVE HOME TODAY 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN NO CREDIT CHECKS!! NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES DOWNPAYMENT DEFERRED FILE YOUR TAXES HERE AND DRIVE HOME TODAY 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTALS ALL VEHICLES 2014 3630 N. MAIN ST. www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 96 Olds Achieva $1500 98 Nissan Altima $1900 94 Grand Marquise $1900 99 Ford Escort $1900 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 Now Hiring a Secretary for Sun City Auto Sales 2306 NE Waldo Rd. Apply in person. 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES DOWNPAYMENT DEFERRED NO CREDIT CHECKS!! NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK 352-338-1999 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 4-23-14-72-12 Exclusive Deal For University of Florida Students Save $572* on Auto Insurance Instantly! Visit: DiscountCarInsuranceForStudents.com & enter promo-code: ufl572 2-18-14-5-12 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. GOLD GEMS ETCFree Appraisals Top Cash or Trade 40 years in Business OZZIE 352-318-4009 4-23-72-13 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 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.UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! 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ALLIGATOR 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 2-21-14-72-13 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. Summer Jobs $2400 for 8 weeks Co-ed camp Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs male and female camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 9th August 2nd. Please contact Krys Ragland at 352 455-4267 or Krys@feyc.org. 4-23-1464-14 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 4-23-1472-14 DOMINO"S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. Apply at gatordominos.com 4-23-14-70-14 Do you PARTY? Get paid to party with your friends! Become a Brand Ambassador with SquadUP and get paid to go to parties, by using www.squadup.com! 2-14-14-25-14 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 2-20-13-2814 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 Looking for Emergency Alarm Operators. Similar to 911 dispatching. Ability to work fast paced. This is an as needed position. Clean background check. 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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Coach Amanda OLeary and the UF lacrosse team have a quick turnaround for their next game. Read the story on page 16.Florida gymnast honoredThe Southeastern Conference named UF gymnast Bridget Sloan the conferences Gymnast of the Week on Tuesday. Sloan notched a perfect 10 on balance beam against Kentucky on Friday.Gators in the NBAFormer UF guard Brad Beal scored 37 points and JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynBefore tipoff on Tuesday night, coach Billy Donovan said he knew Tennessee would not shoot 26.8 percent like it did last time it faced No. 3 Florida. Seniors Scottie Wilbekin and Will Yeguete joined in to say there was no way Jordan McRae would have another 1-of-15 shooting night. Fortunately for the Gators, the Volunteers improved shooting performance was still not enough to topple the Southeastern Conferences top team. Florida (22-2, 11-0 SEC) extended its winning streak to 16 with a 67-58 victory Tuesday night in Knoxville, Tenn., one victory shy of tying the school record set during the 2006-2007 championship years. Although Tennessee (15-9, 6-5 SEC) knocked down 19 percent more shots than it did when it visited the OConnell Center in a 67-41 loss, Florida held on long enough to earn only its second win in its last nine tries in the Thompson-Boling Arena. Im so proud of our guys, Donovan said. When you play on the road against a good team ... youre going to have to go through some moments where youre teetering, and I thought there were several moments in this game where we were teetering. The Gators were once again faced with an uphill battle in the contests were at least seven-point games by halftime, including Tuesday night. Although the Gators jumped out to a quick 10-2 lead, Jarnell and 11 rebounds, and the rest of the Volunteers charged back to lead by as much as six after holding the Gators scoreless for just fewer than Florida held a 26-22 advantage but allowing Tennessee to jump ahead 32-26 with 3:51 remaining. Casey Prather and a last-second minutes, the Vols shot 63 percent compared to the Gators 36 percent. The thing I was most excited about coming out of the half was the fact that we were shooting 36 percent to their [63] and it was a one-point game, Donovan said. That was encouraging to me.Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffScottie Wilbekin drives the ball down the court in Floridas 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday in the OConnell Center. On Tuesday, Wilbekin scored a team-high 21 points on 5-of-17 shooting against Tennessee, leading his team to only its second win in its last nine meetings in the Thompson-Boling Arena. Gators escape Knoxville with nine-point win against VolsWOMENS GOLF FLORIDA FINISHED 43 SHOTS OUT OF FIRST. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Writer@EmilySCochraneThe Gators failed to rally in the third round of the 2014 Northrop Grumman Rein a frustrating 14th place. USC won the tournament with a score of 866 (+14). UFs total score of 909 (+57) landed it two places from the bottom of the leaderboard. It was a disheartening performance for a team that walked away from Palos Verdes, (+40). It was a disappointing day, coach Emily Glaser said in a release. This event exposed some areas where we are lacking. Junior Sarah Schober, who competed as an individual, was the most successful player on the team with a total score of 215 (+2). She tied for third place with four other players, including No. 4 Yu Liu from Duke. Junior Camilla Hedberg and freshman of 226 (+13). Hedberg started the tournament tied UF ends tourney in 14th placeSEE GOLF, P AGE 15 SEE HOOPS, P AGE 15 JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Aubree Munro did not like to hit last season, and her stats showed it. During her freshman campaign, the Brea, Calif., native accrued a meager .145 batting average and struck out on 17 of her 55 at-bats. Last year, coach (Tim Walton) really challenged me, the catcher said. He said, You need to love hitting. You need to learn to love hitting, which I didnt love hitting because it wasnt good to me. Ive always been defensive. Me and defense were like best friends and hitting and I werent always on speaking terms. Catcher getting better at Munro Im so proud of our guys. When you play on the road against a good team ... youre going to have to go through some moments where youre teetering and I thought there were several moments in this game where we were teetering.Billy DonovanUF coachSEE SOFT, P AGE 15

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2014, Munro is already hitting .400 while logging seven RBIs and three doubles. She hit only four doubles and drove in only six runs last season. Munro attributes her early success to her commitment to improve throughout the summer. I went home. I worked hard. I hit every day. I did something for my swing every day, she said. I watched video of myself. I really tried to hammer out the details of my swings. Coach and I talked about my balance being a huge factor of my swing, so I just worked on being really balanced, simplifying and being really aggressive. Munro hopes to keep the hot streak going tonight at 6 when No. 2 Florida (6-0) plays son against Jacksonville (3-2) at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Its going to be fun to open up at home, she said. Its a great town, great fans. Gator nation has been very good to softball, so were excited for everyone to come out, watch us play at home, and start off the season. After their match against the Dolphins, the Gators will be heading back on the road to compete in the Easton Desert Classic in Las Vegas. Despite the quick turnaround, Munro feels the amount of playing time the team is receiving will Februarys kind of a heavy month for us, she said. We play a lot of games in a short amount of time. But its kind of good for us. Were living out of a suitcase for a little bit, but we get tons of reps, tons of game experience to lead us into SEC play where it really starts to get really intense. Freshman pitcher provides depth: Delanie Gourley impressed her teammates throughout the USF WilsonDeMarini Tournament. Delanie is so much different from me and Hannah (Rogers), junior Lauren Haeger said. We all bring something super different to the table, which as a hitter in my mind, thats really hard to adjust to. The freshman left-handed pitcher, who Walton called a program changer, left legiate wins, including a 9-4 victory against then-No. 5 Michigan. Haeger, who has teambests in strikeouts (18) and ERA (1.08) among Floridas starters, feels that having three pitchers in the starting team. All the pitches are going in a different direction, so I think everyone, all three of us go together well because we are so different, Haeger said. And I think its going to help us in the long run when we need that last out to have a fresh pitcher. Florida began the second half with a 20-12 run, which built enough of a cushion for the Gators to endure another scoreless streak that lasted just fewer than six minutes this time. Back-to-back threes by Michael the team with 11 points, and Wilreer-high 21 points, made it a twopossession game and essentially sealed the victory. Despite Wilbekins game-high including just 1 of 6 from beyond the arc. The Gators as a whole sunk only 36.2 percent of their shots, the their hustle and effort made up for the poor shooting night. Senior Patric Youngs six points and six rebounds dont show his impact on the court late in the matchup. Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports.org. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15William A. England / Alligator StaffPatric Young attempts a layup during Floridas 78-69 win against Alabama on Saturday in the OConnell Center. Young scored six points and recorded six rebounds in Floridas 67-58 win against Tennessee in the Thompson-Boling Arena in Knoxville, Tenn., on Tuesday. UF jumped in front to start second half HOOPS, from page 14 SOFT, from page 14Freshman pitcher two college starts in Round 1, but after shooting seven-over during the second round and canceling out two birdies with two double bogeys, she plummeted to 38th place a stark ish in 2013. Torres ended in 38th place, tying with Hedberg and four other players, after concluding the tournament with three rounds of 72-77-77 in her Palos Verdes debut. Redshirt sophomore Katie Mitchell shot eight bogeys to end the round with a score places behind her two teammates after earning a total score of 227 (+14). Senior Elcin Ulu and freshman Karolina Vlckova rounded out the Gators lineup with respective total scores of 233 (+20) and 240 (+27). Ulu failed to recover from six bogeys despite improving in the second and third rounds. Vlckova had her most successful round on Day 3, shooting three birdies, but could not overcome shooting four double bogeys and nine bogeys during the previous two rounds. I stand by my sentiment that this is a talented team, but we have a lot of work to do if we want to be competitive week in and week out, Glaser said. The Gators next competition will be in two weeks at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at the English Turn Golf Club in New Orleans. The team tied for 10th place with Oklahoma State in the shortened 2013 tournament. If we can use this experience for the good, we will be a much tougher team down the road, Glaser said. GOLF, from page 14 Februarys kind of a heavy month for us. We play a lot of games in a short amount of time. But its kind of good for us. Were living out of a suitcase for a little bit, but we get tons of reps, tons of game experience to lead us into SEC play where it really starts to get really intense.Aubree MunroUF catcher

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EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lThree days between games is not a lot of time. That is how long No. 8 Florida (0-1) has to correct the mistakes that led the team to a 20-8 loss at No. 1 North Carolina (1-0) on Saturday. Three days for the team to reeach draw that UNC took possession of and a relaxed defense that allowed 20 points to slip past redshirt senior goalkeeper Cara Canington and sophomore goalkeeper Mary-Sean Wilcox. We need to speed up our offense; I think we were very deAmanda OLeary said. We let their defense dictate what we did and didnt do defenJacksonville at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. sonville University (0-1) 15-4. Juniors Shannon Gilroy and Nora Barry helped lead the team to its second consecutive win of 2013. Gilroy put two points on the board while Barry scored one point and also had three draw controls. While the two juniors will mean the Gators do not have a lot to work on until then. OLeary said that losing 2412 on ground balls was a sign of some of the issues that will have to be addressed throughout the season. Its just one of those things that we have to get better at; we have to get better on the ground what I think was a little disheartour control. We could have picked up those ground balls. We could have gotten those balls because OLeary said while there were many problems that needed to be positive plays that were made. (We) saw a lot of promise out of our freshmen; we had four that We were so excited to see their play out there and their nevALLIGATOR Local tastes better. Local tastes better. be smart. eat local. Alligator File Photo Florida preparing for second gameGators will play Dolphins LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireWith the Southeastern Conference Championships a week and diving teams have found answers for the remaining question marks on their roster. until SECs to unveil the lineup. Weve pretty much decided who were going to swim. Gregg Troy said. Theyre all real good swimBut it was not an easy decision for Troy. Its one he has been wrestling with for weeks. The result is six swimmers on the mens squad being left out swimmers who could compete for most of the other schools in what might be the Troy said. The 22-man roster 19 swimmers and three divers will travel to Atlanta on Sunmeet beginning on Feb. 18. But the season is not over for the ones who did not make it. from March 1-2. Georgia will bama and Arkansas make up the eight-team pool. The Gators will also be looking to qualify swimmers for the national meet at the SEC Championships. Its kind of unique because weve got a group of athletes that at the conference meet if theyre not real good there its probably the end of the seaAnd some of those really need to qualify for the NCAA Then there is the group of 21 swimmers who already have Troy knows the pressure will not be as big for them as the others at SECs. But he is still looking for swimmers like redshirt seniors Marcin Cielsak and Brad deBorde on the mens side and sophomore sprinter Natalie Hinds and seniors Elizabeth Beisel and Ellse Zalewski for the women to step up and debut not tire themselves out. Wed like to make sure that theres still plenty of gas left in the tank for the [NCAA] UF setting roster for SEC ChampionshipsSWIMMING AND DIVING