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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 UF abortion advocates speak out at campus eventIt was in response to legislation, pg 5. Gator football starters endorse Students Party They sent out statements in a news release, pg 8. New downtown sculpture keeps its eyes on passersbyLuna is across the street from Tall Pauls Brewhouse, pg 9. Richie Martin led the Florida offense during its seasonopening series win against Maryland. Read the story on page 12. 76 /49 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 102 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014Alex Harris / Alligator StaffJon Anderson, 67, poses in part of his interactive bamboo art exhibit, which is scheduled to be torn down in the next three days after UF ordered him to remove it. ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgOnce again, UF is removing Jon Andersons bamboo guerilla art from campus. The 67-year-old retired schoolteacher and Florida Museum volunteer created the art installation in March 2013. It features an eclectic mix of bamboo art structures both towering and tiny that Anderson called the middleground between Kanapaha Gardens and Satchels. UF spokeswoman Janine Sikes said Anderson was served a notice Monday stating he had 72 hours to remove Bambooville from UF property or to speak with the physical plant division if he needs to make other arrangements. While this art may be pleasing to many, if we allowed one person, we would have to allow many, Sikes said. However, this was not Anderbooville. ing bamboo structures to the Bartram Carr woods area. In December, a member of the UF grounds crew discovered the art and tore it down. Early last year, he went before the University Lakes, Vegetation and Landscape Committee to ask permission to build his structure on UF conservation area. After receiving what he said was a negative response to the idea, Anderson withdrew his request. I thought I was putting this up under the umbrella of the greenhouse, he said. He visited UFs map room to check if the area he was eyeing for the newest iteration of Bambooville was allowed and said he was told there was no delineation between greenhouse land and woodlands land. But after UFs decision Monday, Anderson said hes ready to move on. He plans to pack his art Tuesday Bambooville to be cut from UF campus THERE ARE 12 POLLING LOCATIONS. HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.org for Student Government elections. Students will be able to cast their votes today and Wednesday at any of the 12 polling locations on campus. Each of them will open at 8:30 a.m. All locations but the CSE main room will remain open until 8:30 p.m. That location will close at 5 because of schedulJustin Hoover. Voters who get there after 5 p.m. will be redirected to Marston Library. In addition to the candidates, two referendum questions and one constitutional amendment will be on the ballot. One of the questions asks students if they support implementing an opencontainer policy allowing those of legal drinking age to carry an open container of alcohol on campus during home football games. The second question asks if students support a 50-cent-per-credithour fee that would be used to fund projects on campus. Referendums gauge student opinion and do not directly impact administration or SG policies. Swamp Party Student Body executive candidates expressed their support for UF Student Government elections start todayCAMPUS LAUREN TRONCOSOAlligator Contributing WriterAfter government attempts to silence oping to give the people a voice. Last week, three Venezuelans were shot dead, and dozens were injured or detained after anti-government protests sparked chaos in the capital. In response, Venezuelan native Andreina Nash, a 21-year-old UF marketing and telecommunication junior, said she spent 12 hours creating a YouTube video. Whats going on in Venezuela in a nutshell has gone viral, with more than 1.6 million views since Friday. Nash said shes been called the voice of Venezuela and asked to translate her video into several languages. Ill stand up for any injustices that are happening, she said, and for any young person that feels like they dont have a future in their own country. Nash and dozens of supporters stood on the corner of University Avenue and Northwest 13th Street on Monday holding signs, countrys national anthem. Nash said the protest wasnt about politics but was instead about supporting the youth. She said many of the universitys Venezuelan students are in the United States to learn English and will return when their visas expire. want to go back to a better Venezuela, she said. Center for Latin American Studies director Philip J. Williams said Venezuelan UF students turned to protesting because they feel helpless.Students speak up for VenezuelaSEE VENEZUELA, PAGE 4 SEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 3 SEE BAMBOO, PAGE 4 Its like a cool secret, something you stumble upon and want to share with others.Zack CarterUF health science freshman they want to go back to a better Venezuela.Andreina NashUF marketing and telecommunication junior and YouTube video creator

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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 TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTRAIN 75/55 THUNDERSTORMS 78/59 SUNNY 82/60 SUNNY 81/52 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/49 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 102 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 Saturday from 2 to 3 p.m. at the Archer Community Center. Student Orgs Needed for RecSports Photo Shoots RecSports is looking for UF student organizations to volunteer as models for photo shoots promoting the departments group services, including activities with Lake Wauburg, competitive sports, fitness and more. They are looking for organization members who will sport smiling faces and their clubs T-shirts while participating in one of the activities guided by RecSports marketing leaders, photographers and videographers. To volunteer your organization, contact Hayden Manuel at haydenm@recsports.ufl.edu. 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 HAPPENINGGatorWell 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 through 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 My Campus as the subject line. Participants must be 18 years or older and enrolled UF students. UF Hillel self defense class: Krav Maga Krav Maga is a method of self defense used by the Israeli Defense Forces. Come learn techniques with our Israel fellow, Matti Gorodenchik, from 6:55 to 8 p.m. at UF Hillel. Gorodenchik has served as a combat fitness and Krav Maga instructor in the IDF. For more information, contact him at matti@ufhillel. org. Arabic culture-themed movie screening and discussion Join the Arabic Cultural Association and the Lebanese American Society at UF at our second event exploring religion in Arabic culture Wednesday in McCarty Hall B, Room G086, at 6:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:15. We will show the film Fordson: Faith, Fasting, Football. After the movie, professor Khadidja Arfi will lead a discussion about religious identity among Arab Muslims in the Middle East. Free baklava and coffee will be served. Latino Festival planning meeting The 13th annual Downtown Latino Festival planning meeting will be Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures (La Casita), located at 1504 W. University Ave. Resume and cover letter workshop Get tips and inside knowledge from an expert about how to put together an effective resume and cover letter or improve the ones you already have. The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter invites you to its workshop led by a representative from the Career Resource Center. It will be Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. in McCarty Hall B, Room G108. Popcorn chicken and refreshments will be served. Midterm relaxation days The Library Ambassadors welcome you to join us for two days of relaxation. On Monday from 3 to 4 p.m., we will have Orion, a sweet, friendly therapy dog, while playing The Lion King and serving refreshments. On Feb. 25 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., we will have a variety of board games. Both events will be held in Library West, Room 212. Email libraryambassadors@ uflib.ufl.edu for more information. Empowerment service trip to Colombia Sign up to go on one of Children Beyond Our Borders Bound For Peace service trips to the beautiful cities of Medelln or Cartagena in Colombia. Volunteers are trained to build and execute education empowerment workshops for at-risk youth in Colombia. There will be a one-week trip during Spring Break and two twoweek trips at the end of the summer. Trip prices vary but include housing, food, transportation and a plane ticket. If you are interested in signing up or have any questions, email the coordinators at servicetripinfo@chbob.org or visit chbob.org. Ubisoft Facebook drawing Ubisoft is one of the worlds largest video game producers in the world and is represented at UF. Enter February Frenzy for a chance to win cash prizes and free swag. Enter by going onto the Ubisoft at University of Florida Facebook page and clicking on the link in the latest status update. Like all three pages, and enter your name and email. 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 April 10 in Ustler Hall. Nomination forms can be found at bit. ly/1ipguu8 and are due by Friday. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Open containers, new fee on ballotthe open-container referendum, and spokeswoman Susan Webster said the party is in favor of the green referendum question but thinks We do believe that because it would increase the cost of education for students at the University of Florida, students should have the Students Party spokesman Alex Klayman said his party supports the open-container referendum question but does not back the 50cent-per-credit-hour referendum for a green The party supports the answer NO on the 50-cent per credit-hour fee, he wrote in an there is no reason we should be raising fees for a Green Energy Fee when we arent even taking In addition to the referendum questions, the ballot will include a potential amendment asking if the SG anti-discrimination policy should By including genetic information in the nondiscriminatory clause, we are ensuring that the student organizations and Student Government have uniform requirements, Webster Klayman also said his party is in favor of the Updating our constitution to better follow anti-discrimination laws is a no-brainer, and making everyone feel welcome/accepted at UF Micaela Montero Dokser, Taco Libre Party candidate for Student Body treasurer, said the party will side with students on all three issues, ELECTIONS, from page 1 POLLING LOCATIONS (Feb 18-19, 2014)Marston Science Library Main room Murphree Area Commons Conference Area Room 106 Southwest Rec Center Caf near entrance on the left side Veterinary Medicine Academic Bldg. Education Center, Room V1-104Polling locationsPolls are open from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. today and Wednesday. Broward Hall basement Bryan Hall study area on the CSE main room, Health Science Center side hallways by doors in back Marston Science Library main room Murphree Area Commons conference area, Room 106 Reitz Union Computer Lab (now located on the ground Southwest Rec Center cafe near entrance on the left side Veterinary Medicine Academic Bldg. Education Center, Room V1-104 Taco Libres platform Students Partys platform useful throughout the construction process that power phones and laptops cess codes and class supplements seats online home safely program to collaborate with all cultural student organizations on campus student organizations Swamp Partys platform Alligator Staff

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4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffStudents and members of the Gainesville community protest the killing and jailing of students in Venezuela and the corruption of its governments power. The protest was held Monday. LOCAL BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgCandidates for the March city elections discussed Gainesvilles state of affairs Monday night at the Alachua County Democratic Black Caucus debate. for the upcoming elections attended the debate held in the County Administration Building. Candidates answered questions posed by Charles Goston, former president of the caucus, and Ermon Owens, its current president. The candidates vying for a three-year term on the city commission discussed issues ranging from increasing GRU rates to the biomass plant. District 2 candidates Cheri Brodeur, a UF faculty member, and incumbent Todd Chase Brodeur said city commissioners can no longer plan far into the future when making important decisions, like the one that led to the implementation of the biomass plant. We are making plans for things so far down the road, she said. Im going to be long dead by the time they are done with it. In the second half of the debate, at-large Seat 2 candidate Mark Venzke said Gainesville mass plant contract. That decision was made behind closed doors without the scrutiny of citizens and all of that frankly is wrong, if not illegal, he said. Other candidates debated issues like city commissioners civility at public meetings. At-Large Seat 2 candidate Annie Orlando said city commissioners have become arrogant after being in power for so long. When we have leadership that doesnt respect citizens, you cant expect much in return, she said. One recurring topic of the night was how Gainesvilles poorer areas are currently coping with increasing utility rates. Goston said GRU has not spent any money ry. The biomass plant led to a spike in utility rates in October. Their utilities went from $2,000 a month to between $4,000 and $5,000 a month, he said. With the upcoming elections, citizens need to start doing more to research the platforms of their politicians, Goston said. GRU has become the living nightmare for a lot of people, Gotson said. People are looking to wake up from the nightmare. Candidates talk biomass plant, GRU rates at Monday debateSome UF Venezuelans feel helplessIts a small symbolic act, he said, but I think its important nonetheless to draw attention to develop ments there. Williams said a lot of the dissatisfaction in the country comes from the economic situation, leaving many students worried about post-graduation opportunities. Atilio Atencio, a 19-year-old UF biochemistry sophomore from Valera, Venezuela, said everything is scarce in his home country. That includes toilet paper and toothpaste now luxury items. He said Harina P.A.N., the corn meal used in many popular Venezuelan foods, isnt available. Atencio said two of his cousins were involved in demonstrations in the college town of Merida, but they werent hurt. Students are the ones protesting because they are the most educated, he said. Its a matter of publicity, Atencio said. The more the world is aware, the more theyre going to push for change. However, Williams, who is also a professor of political science and Latin American studies, said the U.S. shouldnt get involved if human rights arent being violated. Venezuelans have to determine their future, he said. Its a sovereign country and its not our governments place to take sides. takes. She said she hopes the last video she dedicates to her country is one of Venezuela with liberty and democracy. I have a feeling that this time it will be different, Nash said. Our voices will be heard. VENEZUELA, from page 1 HE DROPPED IT ON PURPOSE. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMIAMI A South Florida artist is facing a criminal charge after police say he smashed a $1 million vase at Miamis new art museum to protest what he called its favoritism for international rather than local art. Maximo Caminero, 51, was charged with criminal mischief after Sundays incident at the Perez Art Museum Miami. According to a Miami Police picked up a colored vase by Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei. When told to put it down, the security guard said CamineAccording to a police afhe broke the vase to protest the museums lack of local artist displays and because the museum only displayed international artists art. Caminero, a painter who lives in Miami, declined comment when reached by telephone Monday. value of the vase as $1 million, quoting the museums secucan be a third-degree felony in prison when the property damaged is worth more than $1,000. Caminero had a recent showing at the JF Gallery in West Palm Beach that offered a patrons a chance to meet him and view a sampling of the work from his 30-year career as an artist. According to PAMMs site, the vase is one of more than a stallation. Each vase is partially painted in bright colors. Behind the installation are a series of three black-and-white photos showing Ai holding a vase and then letting it drop to the ground, smashing into pieces. The Ai Weiwei: According to What? exhibit runs through March 16 at the museum. Mucident in a Monday email, and noted that an upcoming show will feature a local artist, Miamis Edouard Duval-Carri. The Haitian-born artists show, beginning March 13, is titled Imagined Landscapes. A sculptor, designer and documentary-maker, Ai has irked Beijing by using his art tention to injustices in China and the need for greater transparency and rule of law. He was detained for 81 days in 2011 during a crackdown on dissent. After his release in slapped with a $2.4 million tax bill, which he fought unsuccessfully in the Chinese courts.Florida artist smashes $1M vase in Miami museumand is inviting members of the community to help. If they will take some things and put them in the truck, then they can take some things and put them in their car, he said. Elliot Larkin, a 23-year-old UF management masters student, recently began helping Anderson, who has Parkinsons disease, groom and decorate Bambooville. He said he will be going through all of the Im hoping theyre going to make an exception based on the extraordinary circumstances, he said. Zack Carter, a 19-year-old UF health science freshman, discovered Bambooville this semester while searching for his biology lab. Enchanted, he brought his girlfriend back to experience the unique and eye-catching art. Its like a cool secret, he said. Something you stumble upon and want to share with others. Anderson said although he is sad he can no longer share his project with students and residents, hell mostly miss seeing the happiness Bambooville brings to visitors. People who visit have a wonderful positive energy that just glows around them, and Im lucky enough to get to experience it, he said. BAMBOO, from page 1 When we have leadership that doesnt respect citizens, you cant expect much in return.Annie Orlandoat-large Seat 2 candidate

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JESSICA HUNDLEYAlligator Contributing WriterAt an abortion awareness event held Monday on the Plaza of the Americas, speakers told Gators abortion is something college women and men both have a stake in. Kendra Vincent, chairwoman of the Gainesville chapter of the National Womens Liberation, said the event was a response to some of the legislation that has been proposed and passed in other states that some womens rights activists believe were put in place to impede abortion. They know they cant overturn Roe v. Wade, Vincent said, so theyre chipping away at it. The speak-out was meant to raise awareness on campus and attract as many people as possible, Vincent said. The idea behind this is that women are really the experts when it comes to making decisions about their body, about health care, about whether or not they want to have children or when they want to have children, Vincent said. Katie Walters, one of the featured speakers, said she had an was in college. She said she knew an abortion was something she had to do, and with help from her friend, who worked at an abortion clinic, she was able to make the process as easy as possible. You just expect it to be this really awful thing, and it really wasnt, Walters said. Patrick Runfeldt, a UF English senior, attended the speak-out and said he agreed with what the women said. I dont know anything about being pregnant, Runfeldt said. There is no way that any man should be able to decide the rights of people who are in childbearing situations. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Alex Maminakis / AlligatorKendra Vincent, chairwoman of the Gainesville chapter of National Womens Liberation, advocates for womens abortion rights. The event was held Monday afternoon on Plaza of the Americas. UF abortion advocates gather on campus to speak out PEOPLE CAN SEE REQUIREMENTS AT STUDENTINSURANCE.SHCC.UFL. EDU. PURVI PANDITAlligator Contributing WriterA new health insurance website, launched through UF Health Shands Hospital, has been formed to help newly admitted students and their families purchase or prove their health insurance. Mary Kay Schneider Carodine, assistant vice president for student affairs, said the site, to help families see the UF requirements for health insurance. When students receive admission to UF, she said, they will receive information in there about one of the conditions of enrollment being health insurance. If new students dont prove that they have health insurance, they will be automatically enrolled into the policy that will appear on their UF bill 30 days before classes, Carodine said. Based on our research with other institutions that have mandatory health insurance, about 80 percent of students tend to be already covered by insurance through their parents, she said. For the students who choose to enroll in be used toward health insurance because the university has made it mandatory, Carodine said. That rule only applies to students enrolled in six or more credits. Katherine Lindsey, assistant director of health administration at the Student Health Care Center, said upon looking at a list of the top 25 public schools in America, UF President Bernie Machen found many of them required health insurance for enrollment. The decision to make health insurance mandatory at UF, made in March 2013, was a joint effort between the Student Health Care dent Government, she said. We want students to be healthy, Lindsey said. Some students arent feeling good about the shift to mandatory health care. Andrew Bryan, a UF accounting combinedsurance seems like more of a burden. In theory it might sound all rosy, but in reality, I see it being more cost to the already debt-ridden college student, Bryan, 21, said. UFIFC.ORG HAS A NEWS SECTION. ALISSA KOSTRANZAAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Interfraternity Council launched its new website last week with hope that its upgraded interface and new features will help strengthen UFs Greek community. Features include a blog, a biweekly newsletter, promotional info and news. Thomas Echezabal, an 18year-old UF computer science freshman and brother of Chi Phi, said he designed the site. He said it boasts a new design and pride. Im most proud of the news section of the website, Echezabal said. Its about having the Greek community connected as one, keeping everyone updated. IFC also plans to provide web design services to all UF IFC fraternities. Basically, fraternities can get a good deal if they need a new website or advertising help, he said. But Shawn May, a 21-yearold UF industrial and systems engineering junior and brother of Zeta Beta Tau, said he would prefer individualized newsletters. Council debuts siteSTATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSNAPLES Alexander Goldstein was watching the pairs skaters at the Olympics Sunday with his ears. From his cozy studios at ABG World, LLC in North Naples, Goldstein could take apart every piece of music that is played in the Iceberg Skating Palace in Sochi, Russia, over the next week. A fair number of them will be his own creations. Goldstein is something of an Olympian himself among sports music programmers, having edited music for 38 goldmedal ice skating programs and at least as many silver medals. I counted. There are 104 competing, and Alex has worked with 26 of them, said his wife, Marina Berkovich. She and her husband dont wait for primetime coverage; theyve been streaming Olympic ice competition live over the last week. Goldstein-edited music is behind Canadians and Russians, as well as U.S. leaders Meryl Davis and Charlie White. Goldstein has edited competition music for Korea, Japan and nearly every Western country. In fact, he programmed the music tion to be sanctioned by the Olympics Federation in 1976. Lyudmila Pakhomova and Aleksandr Gorshkov, Russians, as was Goldstein, won it. Everything was different in those days. You had to work with tapes it was so much harder, Goldstein said. Now its all done on the computer. That doesnt make the work easy. When Davis and White take to the ice on Monday, skating to Rimsky-Korsakovs romantic Scheherazade, it will be only after a compilation that has had to do its own epic ice jumps. What TV watchers will hear is his careful blending of just three versions, choosing among phrases from each of them to insert the necessary rhythm where the program calls for it and to extend or cut a phrase to work with a lift, a jump or a compulsory move. While Rimsky-Korsakov might scratch his head, Goldstein surgically connects the pieces so seamlessly most viewers are sure they heard a single work. International Skating Union judges must approve the music before its used. Goldstein learned long ago that incorporating a dethem keep the beat is critical. The judges arent music experts, he explained. Theyre skating experts. Theyre straight about this. If they cant keep the rhythm, they wont allow the music. Goldstein cant skate. No, he said with a sheepish smile. Never. Ill let the coaches who can get on the ice handle that part of it.Fla. man edits tunes for Sochi skaters When students receive admission to UF, they will receive information in there about one of the conditions of enrollment being health insurance.Mary Kay Schneider CarodineStudent affairs assistant vice president The idea behind this is that women are really the experts when it comes to making decisions about their body, about health care, about whether or not they want to have children or when they want to have children.Kendra Vincent National Womens Liberation Gainesville chapter chairwoman

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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.Endorsement: Swamp, but with footnotesE UF student leadership controlled by System Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays. 105 TOTAL VOTES12% YES 88% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Should universities control their student newspapers? Todays question: Will you vote in the SG elections? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Vote yes on the Student Green Energy FundWhile students are looking over party platforms in the upcoming Student Government election, there is another issue that they need to be informed on prior to voting. I, along with other students, gathered enough signatures for a nonbinding referendum on green energy to be placed on this semesters SG ballot. This non-binding referendum will ask students if they support the creation of a 50-cent-per-credit-hour fee increase for a green-energy fund. A nonbinding referendum means the result would not have a direct effect, but it is used to gauge student interest. If enough students support the referendum, then it will show the Board of Trustees that students at the University of Florida are serious about clean energy. The money collected from the fee would renewable energy projects, such as buildThe money the school saves in electricity because of a project would be put back into the fund to invest in even more green-energy projects. With an average annual energy bill of $40 million, these savings could have an enormous impact. When students hear the word fee, the the cost for them will be. This is the lowest fee increase ever proposed. It would cost the average student about $6 to $8 but would generate up to $600,000 per year. The Student Body has shown support for the student green-energy fee in the past. In 2008, a green-energy fee referendum passed with 78 percent support. In the Spring of 2012, a resolution unanimously passed SG Senate supporting a green-energy fee. Other schools, including the University of South Florida, have a green fee, and it has been working well for them. Im urging all students to vote yes on the green-energy fund, so we can make the University of Florida greener, which will lead to a better campus and a better Earth for all of us. Frank Plageman UF political science senior SG elections open todayVoting for Student Government elections begins today and will continue tomorrow from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. This is the students chance to voice their opinions on what direction they want their Student Government to take and how they want to be represented on this campus. I urge all students to educate themselves on the platforms that each party on campus is presenting. Talk to the candidates who correspond to your class standing, ask them about what they hope to achieve if they are elected, and most importantly, tell them what you want to see happen. Elections are an opportunity for students to have a discussion on what they want, and more importantly, an opportunity to continue these conversations once elections are over because Student Government is a yearlong conversation between students and their elected representatives. Every vote today and tomorrow counts. Elections all over have been decided by slim margins and even in some cases by one vote your vote could be the one. So when you are walking across campus and a party representative asks, Have you voted today? proudly display your I voted sticker because you have exercised your democratic right to vote as a student at the University of Florida. Together for tomorrow. Agassy Rodriguez Swamp Party President Letters to the EditorThe best Valentines Day surprise for some may have come in a small package in the shape of actress Ellen Page. The 26year-old tiny Canadian, as she describes herself on Twitter, event sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign on Friday. Some may wonder why this is news; either because My EllenPage gaydar has been going off since 2009, or Its 2014. Isnt everybody gay these days? While I understand both of these reactions, its still a big deal for a celebrity to publicly come out. Even though Page coming out was long line at a campus Starbucks between class changes, it is still important for the it is 2014 and people have become more accepting of different sexualities, no, not everyone is gay. According to a 2012 Gallup poll, 3.4 percent of Americans identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgena minority. Americans are also becoming more supportive. A 2013 Gallup poll found that 52 percent of Americans would vote for a federal law legalizing same-sex marriages in all 50 states, which has grown sharply from 32 percent who said the same in a 2004 ABC News/ Washington Post poll. However, there are still many setbacks to proved a bill allowing anti-gay segregation. When passed, the law will allow any individual, group, or private business to refuse to serve gay couple if it would be contrary to their sincerely held religious beliefs, according to Slate magazine. Yet, there has been progress. The attitude in Hollywood toward talk-show fame came out 17 years ago, in April 1997, Degeneres award-winning sitcom was canceled within a year. Now, Pages announcement is somewhat softened by the recent coming outs of other actors such as Jim Parsons, Victor Garber and Zachary Quinto. Neil Patrick Harris sexual preference hasnt kept him from becoming a star on How I Met Your Mother and grossing $15 million per season for the show. And Ellen Degeneres recently won her 14th Peoples Choice Award. actors are cast, I doubt this announcement will hurt Pages career. doesnt mean she deserves a gold medal. Just because she came out in a more accepting atmosphere in her any less brave. Sharing anything deeply personal about yourself warrants commendation, especially when you are in a position of power and you have the opportunity to inspire others. Her coming out is not more important than anyone elses, but it does have a wider effect. Im proud of Page for using her position to And like Page noted, she couldnt have been standing on that stage delivering those words if it werent for all of the lesser-known, but just as notable, advocates behind the campaign. Lauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Ellen Pages coming out sparks debateColumn The UF Student Senate has again proven to be poorly imitating the anti-democratic actions of the U.S. Congress. Is it a coincidence that just weeks after the Student Senate tried to pass its own oppressive resolution concerning Israel, the U.S. Congress is now attempting to do the same? The propaganda, described as legislation, being brought forth in our local and national legislatures is a vicious attack on civil liberties. tion be asked: Do public institutions of higher education have the right to object to U.S. foreign policy? On campus, a resolution condemning actions in support of the movement to boycott, divest and sanction BDS Israel for its continual violation of human rights was argued at the last public senate meeting of the semester. Dozens of community members attended and spoke to criticize an attack on our right to freedom of expression. The resolution was not voted on. Similarly, in Washington, a bipartisan bill called the Protect Academic Freedom Act was introduced on the dies if academic organizations participate in the BDS movement. threat BDS poses to the U.S. relationship with Israel, and they are now attempting to gag those who would protest the crimes against humanity committed by the U.S. and Israel. Carbon copies of this legislation are being proposed in state legislatures in New York and Maryland as well all of which seek to justify attacks on civil liberties through baseless appeals to anti-semitism and academic freeto this bill. Dozens of other bills have been submitted with similar titles. The phrase academic freedom as it appears in the titles of legislation all over the U.S. ofideas, like creationism and its twin sibling intelligent design, in public science classrooms. The congruity of rhetoric among supporters of Israeli crimes and those who would be as bold to deny evolution is no coincidence. The late American historian Richard Hofstadter pointed out more than 50 years ago the prominent and ongoing theme of anti-intellectualism in American life: American education can be praised ... on many counts; but I believe ours is the only educational system in the world vital segments of which have fallen into the hands of people who joyfully and militantly proclaim their hostility to intellect... From the Reitz to the Capitol, anti-intellectualism is a dominating force in the U.S. that must constantly be negated. Andrew Pentland is a UF history senior.Anti-intellectualism threatens USGuest column Lauren Adamsonopinions@alligator.org Andrew Pentland Speaking Out I was extremely surprised at Students Party minority leader Michael Christ pathetic and insulting in an article in the Alligator. This much, everyone agrees on: The Systems corruption which goes by the name of Swamp Party these days is the leader of a party with only a few seats in SG calling another party pathetic and insulting. As one of the original members of the Students Party, it isnt easy for me to admit theres been a steep decline in the partys outlook for the past two years. Ineffective campaigning, platforms and senators have exacerbated the situation. All I see nowadays are Students Party senators trying to be professional and befriend the senators from the System. Opposition senators, in a misguided attempt to create bipartisanship, have only made their positions weaker, much to the delight of the System. In last years campaign, I tried my best to reverse this trend. Unfortunately, the egoism prevalent in the already weak Students Party has ruined any chances of tackling the corruption of the System. That is why I left and have not returned. I was hoping either the partys attitude changed or the party itself crumbled. I am not in the minority on this issue, either. The newly formed Students senators and executive memsupported by some of the most loyal past party members who spent their blood, sweat and tears establishing the party and bringing it to its zenith. Christs issue with the press was wholly improper, which is not surprising since the inability of Students Party to handle the press for the last two years is another contributing factor to the partys decline. It was clear Christs hating on Taco entire party when campaigners wrote a letter to the editor defending him in a last-ditch attempt for damage control. There have been single-issue parties Pants Party, whose slogan was Youre Invited. These parties increase interest in Student Government, which can dents Party was successful in the past because we focused on single issues like unnecessary tuition hikes and preserving independent newspaper boxes. I say all of this as a friend. I say this as a wake-up call to the Students Party to actually start doing things effectively. #TacoRebellion. Umair Asghar is a former College of Engineering senator for the Students Party.Students Party, its time to wake upGuest columnUmair AsgharSpeaking Out

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ITS PROMOTING NEW LOW-CALORIE OPTIONS. ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterFirehouse Subs is giving away free sandwiches today. The chain is releasing its new Hearty & Flavorful menu by giving away one of its six fewerthan-500-calorie subs to customers from 5 to 7 p.m. at both Gainesville locations. We want to be everybodys choice for lunch and dinner, said Cecily Sorensen, Firehouses vice president of corporate communications. Part of this new menu is offering something we have not done in almost 19 years in business. Sorenson said the co-founders have been in the process of creating the new menu for more than a year because they didnt want to abandon Firehouses identity. Gary Gale-Shelton, manager of the Subway restaurant located at 1805 SW 13th St., said he doesnt think it will hurt Subways sales. This is stuff we rolled out a year or two ago, and theyre just rolling it out now, he said. Adam Altman, a 22-year-old UF industrial and systems engineering senior, said hes excited. Theyre probably one of the best options or highest in my book for right-off-University food, he said. 8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014AP Photo Battle Cries CRIME JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgAlachua County Sheriffs deputies arrested an Alabama man Monday morning after police said he was tweaking on drugs and driving in circles around a Hardees parking lot. Deputies arrested 29-yearold Chad Robert Weltlich on charges of cocaine possession and drug equipment possession, according to an arrest report. At about 12:15 a.m., an employee at the Hardees located at 7300 W. Newberry Road reported a car circling the parking lot for about 30 minutes. When a deputy arrived, the car pulled into the drive-thru even though the restaurant was car, driven by Weltlich, and noticed he was shaking and stuttering when he spoke. Weltlich told the deputy he was ordering food and insisted he wasnt intoxicated, according to the report. He also said there were two other people in see anyone in the car, Weltlich said he forgot they already left with his dad. Weltlich also said he was moving from Miami to Alabama then changed his story and said he was moving from Miami to Panama City. Deputies saw a glass pipe with a circular bowl on the driver side of Weltlichs car. After searching the car, law enforcement found 0.7 grams of cocaine and a Hardees bag with two warm burgers inside, according to the report. Weltlich denied any knowledge of the pipe and the cocaine. Deputies booked Weltlich into the Alachua County Jail, where he remained in lieu of a $7,000 bond.Man circling Hardees arrested for cocaine THEYLL GO OVER SPRING BREAK. KATHERINE ARELLANOAlligator Contributing WriterSix members of UFs Delta Nu Zeta service sorority chapter will be participate in Habitat for Humanitys Collegiate Challenge in Asheville, N.C., from March 3 to March 8. The challenge is an alternative break program that gives groups the opportunity to spend a week helping with Habitats effort of eliminating poverty housing in a community. days. Well be putting in dryvice president of community service Amber Paoloemilio. We wanted to go to Asheville to help out a new community while still staying close to home. Paoloemilio, a 22-year-old UF womens studies and Spanish senior, said this will be the the state for a service project. I always wanted to do a service trip during Spring Break, said 21-year-old nursing junior and sister Wanda Fritz. Since Im doing it with my sisters, I feel more comfortable going there. Mina Radman, founder and vice president of communications, said the sorority provides more than 100 scheduled hours of service a semester for members to choose from. Were heavily servicefocused, Radman said. Its not the traditional way college students spend their Spring Break.Service sorority heading to Asheville HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgTwo UF football players have publicly endorsed the Students Party. In a news release Monday, starting linebackers Dante Fowler Jr. and Michael Taylor announced their support and urged fellow students to vote in the upcoming elections. In the release, Taylor, a redshirt junior, said, The Students Party has every students best interest at heart. They dont just represent individual blocs or special interests. They represent every student. Fowler, a sophomore, said in the release, After witnessing Student Government elections for four semesters, weve seen the student body deserves better. has endorsed Students Party. Coach Will Muschamp endorsed player and vice president candidate Jesse Schmitt in 2012. Students Party spokesman Alex Klayman said the two football players are friends with the Students Partys health and human performance Senate candidate, Jacob Gabriel, and they expressed their interest in endorsing the party. Klayman said hes happy but isnt surprised. Were the right choice for every student, not just the steTaco Libre Party Student Body treasurer candidate Micaela Swamp Party spokeswoman Susan Webster declined to comment.Gator football starters endorse Students Party in SG electionsCAMPUS JANA BERKOWITZAlligator Contributing WriterThe upcoming Public Interest Environmental Conference will give attendees a chance to learn about legal issues facing the environment and modern agriculture. The UF Levin College of Law and the UF Environmental Land Use Law Program will host the 20th annual event Thursday through Saturday. It is open to the public, and tickets are free for UF students, faculty and staff. The conference is called Feeding the Future: Shrinking Resources, Growing Population and a Warming Planet. Conference co-chair Chris Johns said agriculture has a long, well-established history in Florida. A lot of people that grow up in Florida have no idea how large of a presence agriculture has within the state and how much it affects statewide policy and environmental issues, he said. Publicity chairman Sean Bedford said hes expecting about 200 people to attend the event. We do really think that this is something that will interest a lot of different people from a lot of different backgrounds, Bedford said. Nalowa Malafa, a 28-year-old UF third-year law student, wrote in an email she will be attending the conference for the third time. Studying the environment can be a daunting and depressing task, Malafa wrote, but coming together wards solutions provides hope and encouragement.Law event to focus on agriculture issues Free food alert: Firehouse subs today Were the right choice for every student, not just the stereotypical GDI Our athletics agree: If youre not a part of the system, then youre not Students Party spokesman

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ANDREA SARCOSAlligator Contributing Writer ALLIGATOR Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffOvaryaction plays in front of Luna, the art installation on the corner of Southeast Second Avenue and Southeast First Street, Monday. LOCALNew downtown sculpture Luna keeps its eyes on passersby RENTALS START AT $5. JESSICA HUNDLEYAlligator Contributing Writer Students rent out furry running buddies THE ASSOCIATED PRESSFlorida led world with 23 shark attacks last year We wanted his eyes to follow you as you walk by, which would be an eerie thing if you werent expecting it.Ted CromartistSTATE

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ALLIGATORSell 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: First came physical changes, spread by recombinant DNA in viruses. Then came the memories. 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12, ALLIGATOR 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. 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 DOMINO"S HIRING Delivery Experts & Assistant Managers & Future Managers. Drivers earn between $14$17 per hour. GMs earn 40K-50K+. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gilroy garners award Read the story online at alligatorSports.org.AP Photo LANDON WATNICK@LandonWatnickDuring the past two weeks, Scottie Wilbekin has been everything the No. 2 Gators have needed him to be and then some. For his performances in wins last week against Tennessee and Kentucky, during which he totaled 44 points, Wilbekin was named the Southeastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday. Yeah, they (individual honors) dont really mean anything, the senior point guard said. Its nice to be acknowledged, but Ive still got to put in work and weve still got practice today, so its not really going to affect anything. Wilbekins focus on constantly trying to improve has been apparent in his recent play. In UFs past four games, the senior point guard has been on a tear, averaging 19.8 points per contest on 43.6 percent shooting and a 42.1 percent clip from three-point range. During the stretch, he also notched a combined 15 assists and seven steals. His most notable performance during the stretch came in the Gators 69-59 victory against the Wildcats in Rupp Arena on Saturday. Logging a team-high 36 minutes, Wilbekin scored a career-high 23 points on 5-of-10 shooting and sunk 2 of 3 attempts from behind the arc.Wilbekin wins league honor after stellar road outings Its nice to be acknowledged, but Ive still got to put in work and weve still got practice today.Scottie WilbekinUF point guard GORDON STREISAND@GordonStreisandFloridas last four victories have come The Gators are a perfect 4-0 when senior Jaterra Bonds, redshirt junior Kayla Lewis, redshirt sophomores Carlie Needles and Cassie Peoples and freshman opening tip. Their last two losses, however, have featured two different lineups. In the loss at Arkansas, Florida inserted redshirt senior Lily Svete in place of Williams. Svete had been thriving when coming off the bench up to that point, averaging 12.7 points per contest during Floridas three-game winning streak that made its way into early February. But against the Razorbacks on Feb. 6, Svete scored six points and racked up four fouls. Williams was coming off an injury, though, and Svete returned to the bench for Floridas next game an 86-80 victory against then-No. 15 Kentucky where Svete scored a career-high 17 points. Sophomore January Miller had a whale of a game against the Wildcats, too, scoring a team-high 20 points. Her performance was good enough to earn her a starting spot against Georgia on Sunday in place of Needles, who failed to score a point and tallied one assist against Kentucky. January had a great game against Kentucky, coach Amanda Butler. Carlie had struggled a little bit. Its not something that we place a whole lot of emphasis on in terms of, Were going to put our right now? Januarys been in that starting lineup as much as Carlie has. Lilys been in as much as Ronni has. We like to think Consistency works for UFWOMENS BASKETBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEIN@alichtenstein24Florida struggled to score runs throughout the 2013 season, but in its opening series against Maryland, the bats showed that 2014 would not be a repeat. The No. 23 Gators (2-1) scored 19 runs in their series win with the Terrapins, scoring seven runs or more in two of the three games. We swung the bats pretty well, shortstop Richie Martin said. Although UF brought in the top recruiting class in the country, returning faces contributed the most to the offense. Martin leads the Gators in batting avering a .455 mark in his 11 at-bats against the Terrapins. Martin sparked Floridas offense in the rubber game of the series. The sophomore worked a six-pitch walk to lead off the game and scored when catcher Taylor Gushue lifted a sacland pitcher Jared Price] really struggling, Gushue said. We knew that he had a good arm. We knew that he had a changeup. We knew what he was trying to do. But he just didnt have his comwe just were patient up there, and it paid off for us. Martin drove in a run of his own on a ning, but his most powerful contribution came later in the game. After freshman A.J. Puk notched an RBI double, Martin drove him in with a double of his own, setting the stage for him to work his magic on the basepaths. bat, Martin took off for third base, sliding in safely as the ball glanced off third baseman Krysthian Leals glove. Martin raced Gators bats off to hot start during opening weekend UF Baseball SEE STORY, PA GE 15 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE BASEBALL, PA GE 15Poll Results79% YES 21% NO86 total votes

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LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzelFlorida has been traveling through some uncharted territory lately, and it is not somewhere it wants to be. This is like beyond my wildest dreams, coach at the SunTrust Gator Invitational over the weekend. I mean, weve never had a season even close to this. To show how dire this situation is for the Gators, weekend was the worst performance ever at the tournament. Alexander wasnt even the coach at Florida for UFs now-second-worst performance an eighth-place Georgia Southern, and LSU and competing on the professional tour. Ive never had any experience like this, even at Georgia Southern or LSU, if you want to know the absolute truth, Alexander said. der Alexanders tutelage was last spring. The Gators placed fourth, led by then-sophomore Eric Banks, who tied for 10th place with a score of 211 (+1). Seniors Tyler McCumber, Tommy Mou and T.J. Vogel were also part of the squad but have since graduated and moved on to play professionally. Despite the loss of those three, the 2012-2013 and 2013-2014 rosters look similar. The program has reBanks and added freshmen and transfers who have had success in their careers. So why has Florida struggled so much? Alexander thinks it all may be in the players heads. It starts in your mind, he said. Golf is a mind game in itself. I know where I am (mentally), and Im ready to go to war and make some changes and keep battling like heck, Alexander said. But I dont know exactly where (the players) are. ishes in this seasons tournaments. Their highest placement so far was a tie for third at the Shoal Creek Intercollegiate at the beginning of on one of the toughest courses it has played this season. To Alexander, the positives outweighed the negatives during that tournament, but he still wasnt parThe problem is not because of an absence of team chemistry. Tomlinson is sure of it. Weve bonded really well, so we do everything together, he said. I think by having that team unity, it kind of makes everybody better, and kind of inspires each other. We have friendly rivalries, so you want to keep on doing better than each other. the solution soon. The Gators have only four regularseason tournaments remaining and are running out of time. Whatever upside they have, they need to come some little aspect of a guys game that, whether its his tangible of some sort, why some of these guys havent really performed. But it needs to start happening pretty quickly for us to realistically be able to go in the postseason and 14, ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffJ.D. Tomlinson tees off during Day 2 of the SunTrust Gator Invita tional on Sunday at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. MENS GOLFFlorida searching for answers after worst-ever performance at home tourneyAlexander

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for home, scoring Floridas eighth ble later in the game a deparnot match the pace he is on, which hitter in 2012, shortstop Nolan at-bats and leading the team with most noise for an offense that did two weeks has come at the The dependable senior He went 9 of 10 from the The senior said taking compared to the beginning of the 2013-14 campaign has Heading into last week against Tennessee and KenWith the Gators owning not transfer after his offseateam to be better and for him to be better, he needed to Hill doubtful: iting in the second half of DeVon Walker alternate at mention Georgia had a strong showing on its ALLIGATOREmily Cochrane / Alligator StaffJanuary Miller drives down the court in Floridas 75-67 win against Alabama on Jan. 30 in the OConnell Center. Miller fouled out against Georgia on Sunday. Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffRichie Martin hits during Floridas 9-7 loss to Maryland on Saturday at McKethan Stadium. Martin leads the team with a .455 batting average after the Gators three-game, season-opening series win. HOOPS, from page 13Point guard solid from free-throw line Martin hit two doubles against Terps BASE, from page 13 fouled out against Georgia WHOOPS, from page 13

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LOGAN MCGUIRE Alligator Writer@loganjmcguire ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff Gators traveling to SEC Championships as one of top teamsFlorida men are No. 1 squad in country