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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 Point guard Kasey Hill may not play against the Commodores tonight at 7 p.m. Read the story on page 13.Local couple drives off in free Ford They won the Facebook sweepstakes in 2013 and took home a C-MAX Hybrid, pg. 8. UF makes bank with Banks family donationThey gave $5 million, pg 5. Center offers luxury services for the homelessThey give haircuts and hot showers, pg 8. 78 /54 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 ERICK EDWINGAlligator Contributing WriterFor many residents, Januarys utility charges were higher than previous months. Some residents are expressing skepticism about why their bills were so expensive, but Gainesville Regional Utilities has chalked it up to last months high frequency of freezing temperatures, said Jim Gilmartin, a GRU engineer utility designer. Homes in Florida are better designed for cooling than for heating, he said. Some students live in older homes that dont insulate heat as well. Despite the weather, off-campus students and residents still said they were surprised when their bills for last month shot above previous months. Keira Pelletier, a 22-year-old UF almuna who lives downtown, said she doesnt understand why her bill doubled. I didnt feel that we used the heat as much, Pelletier said. We went out of the way to be conservative to actually keep the bill down. Pelletier said shes heard of friends and strangers whose bills were higher than normal. I was on the phone in the grocery store talking about my high GRU bill, and this guy in front of me turned around and commented on how high his bill was, too, she said. Everybody seems to be dealing with this. UF womens studies junior Ana Fajardo said she was confused by her bill as well. I wasnt even at my house for a lot of January, so my bill wasnt logical to me, said Fajardo, 20. Id like to know how VOLUME 108 ISSUE 107 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014Haley Stracher / AlligatorTelecommunication sophomore Elizabeth Fechtel is crowned Miss UF 2014 at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Monday night. PURVI PANDITAlligator Contributing WriterThe 58th Annual Miss UF Pageant, sponsored by Florida Blue Key, crowned Elizabeth Fechtel as its new Miss UF Monday night. Alison Hassell, pageant executive director, estimated 1,000 guests attended this years pageant, which was themed Where the girls are the fairest. Hassell, a 21-year-old UF business management junior, said one of the goals for this years pageant was to increase the diversity within the pageant contestants. This year, we have 18 contestants, Hassel said. Weve increased the number ... To have a lot of different diversity in our group is exciting. This years pageant contestants displayed a range of talents, including piano recitals, West African dance and martial arts. Attendees paid about $15 to watch the women compete for the crown. Hassell said proceeds go toward Dance Marathons charity, the Childrens Miracle Network. Rachel Hart, last years winner, said Miss UF should represent The Gator Nation. We wanted Miss UF to be more accessible and attainable, Hart said, as well as approachable this year. Hart, a 20-year-old UF advertising sophomore, said she and Hassell announced the event to multiple organizations to try and get the word out. She said she refers to her Miss UF status in third person to emphasize the objectivity of her role. People dont really care that Miss UF is Rachel Hart, she said. Hart said being Miss UF has made her evaluate how she represents herself. One of the contestants in the event was 21-year-old Stephanie Tinoco, a UF telecommunication junior. She said her experience coaching the Boys & Girls Club of Alachua County in compete in a pageant herself. After the pageant (my students said), Coach Stephanie, you should compete, you should compete, Tinoco said. And I said, All right, well, Im gonna do this for my girls. Another contestant, Ashley Innis, a 19-year-old UF psychology freshman, said she started pageantry when she was 15.Sophomore wins annual Miss UF charity pageantLOCALSparks fly over GRU billsSEE PAGEANT, PAGE 4 SEE GRU, PAGE 4 CAMPUS NETWORKS ARE SAFE. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgA recent breach in security for Apple devices has put users data at risk, but UF wireless users are safe as long as they stay on the universitys network. Apple released a patch for its mobile deviccurity, but UF Information Technology communications manager Tracy Gale said Apple laptops and desktops are still vulnerable. Gale said the universitys network security will keep its users safe, but they still need to update their mobile devices as soon as they can. At no time has your Apple device been more vulnerable, she said. This patch is critical. She said if laptop and desktop users take their computers off campus, they should avoid using Safari because hackers are using the browser to steal information. Apple said a patch for its computer operating system is date. UFIT released a list of security tips on its website Monday explaining how to minimize risks when using Apple devices. Gina Cassulo, a 19-year-old UF environmental engineering freshman, said she didnt know her iPhone was at risk. Cassulo said having her information stolen would be awful. I dont do banking much on there, she said but I use my email for everything.Hackers poison Apple, but students can avoid the bite At no time has your Apple device been more vulnerable.Tracy GaleUF Information Technology communications managerAbout 1,000 attended

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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 25, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 71/48 PARTLY CLOUDY 67/46 PARTLY CLOUDY 60/37 RAIN 66/45 CLOUDY 78/54 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 107 both volunteer and Federal Work-Study positions for the Summer and Fall semesters. If youre looking to join an organization tasked with change, this is your chance. Yulee Railroad Days vendor applications open Entertainers and vendors of handmade arts and crafts: Welcome to the annual Yulee Railroad Days. The event will be held March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about applying to the festival, visit yuleerailroaddays.org. The event is sponsored by the Archer Historical Society. Restoring Bambooville A group of students is working to present a formal proposal to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee to bring the Facebook page Restore Bambooville or contact Elliot You may also sign the petition on Change.org. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to kgriffis@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENINGSociety of Women Engineers General Body Meeting Today at 6:15 p.m., come to Weil Hall, Room 270, to hear what is going on with SWE in the coming weeks and how to get involved. We will also have student speakers talk about how they landed internships and what their experiences were like. Midterm relaxation days The Library Ambassadors welcome you to join us for two days of relaxation. Today from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., we will have a variety of board games. It will be held in Library West, Room 212. Email libraryambassadors@uflib.ufl.edu for more information. Unity PR Assoc. Karnaval Celebration Join Unity PR Association as it celebrates the reintroduction of its organization with a Karnaval in the Weimer Hall courtyard today at 7 p.m. There will be traditional carnival treats, a raffle and prizes. Following the celebration, there will be a brief presentation about the organizations new mission, upcoming meetings and events. 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 nominees should have served as leaders and role models to other men, students, colleagues and/or their communities. The selected recipients will be honored at the Suit & Tie: Honoring Our African American Men award ceremony April 10 in Ustler be found at bit.ly/1ipguu8 and are due Wednesday. Florida Club Gymnastics: BJs Brewhouse fundraiser Florida Club Gymnastics is hosting a fundraiser at BJs Road from 11 a.m. to midnight Wednesday. Fifteen percent of food sales will go to the club when the flier is presented. Our club needs to raise $800 by the end of the semester, so help us by eating delicious food. Please contact joinufcg@gmail. com for a copy of the flier. Mugs with Menches Get artistic with UF Hillel at the Mugs with Menches program at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center, located in the basement. Menche is a Yiddish word meaning a person with integrity and honor. Students will have a chance to relax, listen to Israeli music and express their artistic sides. A Night of Magic: Disney Edition RUB Entertainment invites you to be our guest at our Disney Edition, Thursday in the Reitz Union Ballroom at 8 p.m. Dress as your favorite characters and make your own pair of Mickey ears. Take pictures with Capt. Jack Sparrow, decorate a mug at the Mad Tea Party, get a caricature done and test your trivia, karaoke and costume skills for some magical prizes. For more information, email rub.specialevents@ gmail.com. Gay Movie Night On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Pride Community Center The Perfect Wedding. Gay of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of snacks. 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 two-week 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. Summer Dental Program Time is running out to apply for the 2014 Summer Learning Program at the UF College of Dentistry. This years program is scheduled for July 7 to 25. All applications must be received by March 7. This program allows pre-dental students to learn more about the dental profession and help them become stronger dental school applicants. Students will spend three weeks at UF participating in dental workshops, doing rotations through UFs various specialty dental clinics and doing simulation lab projects. Multicultural & Diversity Affairs seeks ambassadors MCDA is hiring. Applications for student ambassadors are now available online at tinyurl.com/MCDAapp and are due March 12 by noon. We are looking for Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 IT SUPPORTS RAPE VICTIMS. ALISSA KOTRANZAAlligator Contributing WriterA county advisory board for rape victims has six slots open. Applications for the Alachua County Victim Services & Rape Crisis Center Advisory Council are due Friday. Those who serve on the council are in charge of local events that support victims of sexual assault or violence and must atte meetings once a month. student or employee of the county. The main thing to know on the board is that you dont have to be a victim to be on the board, said Jeremy Clements, advisory board coordinator. The positions are available to students who wish to apply, but Clements said the to gain a spot because many leave Gainesville soon after graduation. Once a position on the board is assigned, its active for three years, have applied. Kayla Ventura, a 20-year-old UF health sciences sophomore, said a place on the board would be a great opportunity for students who are passionate about victims advocacy. Ventura is part of a University Police program that lets students work with UFs professional victims advocates. UF students can raise attention to the issues that contribute to rape and assault on campus, Ventura said. It would be awesome to really make a difference. Six slots open on advisory boardCAMPUS BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgAt a roundtable discussion Monday, UF leaders presented their ideas on scholarship. The public discussion held in Emerson Alumni Hall included Provost Joseph Glover, David Guzick, senior vice president for health affairs, and Jack Payne, senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources. Mike Foley, a master lecturer in the College of Journalism and Communications, facilitated the conversation. ries of talks hosted by the UF Faculty Senate. Guzick spoke about the evolution of scholarship and its role in academic health centers. Guzick said scholarship and research are the foundation of UFs reputation. It is the academic health center that brings scholarship together with education and clinical service in a positive feedback loop, he said. Payne said scholarship is broader than research published in a peer-reviewed journal. We in IFAS place a high value on scholarly achievements but extend the concept of scholarship beyond research, he said.Leaders discuss scholarship It is the academic health center that brings scholarship together with education and clinical service in a positive feedback loop.David Guzicksenior vice president for health affairs

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this amount came to be. GRU marketing and communications specialist Kendall Litton-Jensen said the company offers programs to help save customer save money, like free inspections to maximize energy and water consumption, she said. If a bill is too high, GRU offers payment assistance. Gilmartin offered customers tips such as keeping the heat temperature at 68 degrees,. Students such as Ray Odeh, a 20-year-old UF horticultural sciences sophomore, said past utility bills taught him to keep Januarys bill low. The only electricity I use will be for my appliances, like my stove and refrigerator, Odeh said. It kept the costs a lot lower. As for Pelletier, she remains skeptical about her bill amount. something to do with it, she said, but not as much as our bill was implying. HE HIT HIS HEAD DURING PRACTICE IN 2013. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTAMPA A Tampa high school football player who hit his head during practice in 2013 intends to sue the Hillsborough County School District, saying a piece of unattended equipment and a trainers delay in seeking medical attention put his life in danger. Wharton High School player Sean McNamee wasnt wearing a helmet when warming up before drills in October. He lost his balance and struck an unattended paint maHe was in a coma for nine days. Doctors told his family the 16-yearold might not survive. McNamee emerged from the coma but has a titanium plate in his head and requires physical and cognitive therapy, said his attorney, Steve Yerrid. There is no question, Sean suffered a devastating and permanent cant adverse impacts upon him for the rest of his life, Yerrid wrote in a letter to the districts attorney dated Friday. The letter serves as a notice of intent to sue the school district; to sue a government entity in Florida, the plaintiff must send the notice six months before the intended lawsuit. State law allows a maximum $200,000 in damages if the school district is found liable in this case. trict liable for an amount more than $200,000, the Florida Legislature would have to approve the amount in what is called a claims bill. On Oct. 16, 2013, McNamee was a linebacker/defensive end and was playing catch with some teammates before drills. Yerrid said McNamee lost his balance, came into contact striping machine. Security cameras on campus show McNamee walking into the locker room, holding his head. About 30 minutes later, McNamees car is seen leaving campus, and his sister found him disoriented at home. The teens family rushed him to the hospital where he was placed in a medically induced coma and had part of his skull removed. Yerrid wrote that the teams trainer, who knew about the injury, failed to adhere to proper protocol to evaluate Seans condition and obtain appropriate medical intervention. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffJam SessionAlfred Jennett, an 18-year-old UF physics freshman, plays a new electric piano on Monday af ternoon. The piano was recently installed in a Hume Commons study room. Tampa high school athlete to sue school district after injury IT WILL BE ON THE PLAZA OF THE AMERICAS. ELLEN VILLAFUERTEAlligator Contributing WriterStudents will have a new place to Majors & Minors Fair will be on the Plaza of the Americas. Sponsored by the Career Resource Center and the Student Government Academics Cabinet, the event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday. CRC assistant director for marketing and communications Dana McPherson said the fair was previously held on the Reitz Union Cola new location because of the construction. Angel Iverson, CRC assistant director of career events, said the plaza was chosen because of the high volI expect the same amount of trafdoing a lot of promoting, she said. Andy Escobar, a 22-year-old UF food and resource economics senior, said he feels the same way about the location. I think it might actually increase the number of students who show up because Plaza of the Americas is a bit more centrally located, he said. Representatives from more than 45 colleges and departments will be in attendance to answer questions from students about possible courses of study. We host the fair to give departments the chance to connect with students, Iverson said, in order to educate them on majors and minors that are offered that students may not know of.UF majors fair makes minor location change CAMPUS KATLYNN CUNNINGHAMAlligator Contributing WriterThe central staircase in the Reitz Union will be taken out over Spring Break as part of the next major step in the Make It Reitz renovation. In its place, stacking bathrooms on every a Make it Reitz advisory committee member and executive director of the Reitz Union. Its being closed off, and its not coming back, Daniels said. Construction will begin at the end of this week. In the meantime, there will be signs directing students to the existing staircases and elevators in the Reitz, Daniels said. The changes are also updated on the Make it Reitz website. There will be some inconvenience and certainly some change from what people are used to, but were gonna try and make it as painless as possible, Daniels said. We have there is no other place on campus where we can move the union to while we rebuild this. Abbie Ripple, a 20-year-old UF journalism junior, said she was unaware the staircase was closing, and she had concerns about the effects of the renovations on students. The noise, the clutter and the inaccessibility are all major players in making these renovations so inconvenient to students, Ripple said. I wish they would have waited or at least taken it one project at a time. Julie Coutu, a 20-year-old UF womens studies sophomore, said she agreed the renovations are an inconvenience to students who use the Reitz often. Its already hard enough to get around with all the construction, Coutu said. I guess Ill just be taking the elevator now.Reitz central staircase to be removed during Spring Break GRU, from page 1Innis, Mondays third runner-up, said a college pageant is different from her previous competitions because her sorority sisters, family and I just want to make them proud, Innis said. Im just going to be smiling and having a good time. Overall, Hart said the goal of the all women. She stayed backstage to tuck inspirational messages from each contestant into personalized goodie bags. I just think its really important that every girl leaves the pageant feeling a little bit better about themselves, she said. PAGEANT, from page 1 Its being closed off, and its not coming back.Eddie DanielsReitz Union executive director I just think its really important that every girl leaves the pageant feeling a little bit better about themselves.Rachel HartMiss UF 2013

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 CAMPUS GRIFFIN HORVATHAlligator Contributing WriterOld magazines became art at Sustainable Students craft using recycled materials at Sustainable UF event PART OF IT WILL GO TO FACULTY POSITIONS. RYAN BAUM Alligator Contributing Writer UF makes bank with $5 million Banks family donation

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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.Teacher scoring: an unfair indicator Luckily, our FCAT days are behind us. After all, the snacks used as bribery tactics and all of the time out of class in the world couldnt make up for the fact that state standardized testing is a waste of schools time and an unfair indicator of teacher and student success. Standardized testing is problematic for a number of reasons: A years worth of learning is supposed to be demonto teaching only the material covered on the test. Obviously, students learn at different paces and are at different skill levels for certain subjects, so the standardized testing model has long been criticized as a poor measure of a childs learning. Many teachers are outraged at the idea of merit pay based on standardized testing scores. On Monday, complex scores used in pay decisions of Florida public school teachers were released, according to the Orlando Sentinel. The scores, known as Value-Added Model numbers, supposedly show the impact a teacher has on his or her students FCAT scores. stated, is that about 70 percent of Florida teachers cover subjects not considered by state testing. The Sentinel highlighted the case of one P.E. teacher whose score is calculated based on the reading performance of 70 fourth-graders. According to the Sentinel, We do not have a fair system in place, said Diana Moore, the president of the Orange County Classroom Teachers Association. We have a system that evaluates some teachers on their own students and most teachers on students they never see. In addition, Moore said, the formula used for calculating the VAM score is so convoluted that most teachers and students cant explain it. It also doesnt take into account a myriad of factors: a students parental involvement and how well a student handles tests. Few are in support of the VAM teacher-pay calculation model. This year, VAM scores will determine the wage of 40 percent of Florida public school teachers salaries. Floridas standardized-testing problem needs a solution. While merit-based pay for teachers makes sense on paper, the reality is that many facts are outside of a teachers control when it comes to instructing a variety of students with different socioeconomic backgrounds and learning capabilities. Teachers oppose the tests because theyre at odds with deep-seated American values about individual differences and worth, wrote Valerie Strauss for the Washington Post. (The tests) undermine a fundamental democratic principle that those closest to and therefore most knowledgeable about problems are best positioned to deal with them. Indeed, Florida needs to take a more individualistic approach when it comes to evaluating public-school students. One dumbed-down standardized test only teaches students to hate math and reading, and basing merit pay on these tests punishes one of the most important and most marginalized group of public servants: teachers. For decades, popular food franchises and the American food industry have fought tooth and nail while the majority of the public just sits around and watches or eats. Many consumers, including myself, have developed an ignorance of what exactly is in the meat they are eating when they pick up a package at the grocery store or order a burger from a fast-food chain. Although some documentaries highlight the horrors of mass meat production, it seemingly isnt enough to dissuade people from buying these products. This is because our food industry has not offered a better solution to feeding the growing population. In August 2013, well-known hamburger chef Jamie Oliver won a small victory with McDonalds. He revealed its hamburger meat, which is really just the fatty remnants of a cow, was washed in ammonium hydroxide to make these millions of humans are ingesting them daily. Oliver also revealed how chicken nuggets are made. After the best parts of the chicken are chosen, the remaining fat, skin and internal organs are processed for the nuggets. So yes, McDonalds, I guess you could technically say your nuggets are 100-percent real chicken. As far as we know, this only applies to the McDonalds locations in the U.S., as franchise managers in Latin America, Ireland and the U.K. have stated they use meat from local suppliers instead. The American McDonalds has since promised to change its recipe. But Ill believe it when I see it. Last week, Nestle recalled certain Hot Pockets because 8.7 million pounds of meat that was and has been been from diseased and unsound animals without full inspection. How in the world did this meat get so far as to make it into someones freezer? How poor must the inspection process be at these slaughterhouses? In a world where our food industry seem impenetrable and set in its ways, Perdue and Tyson, two major chicken companies, have come out with new antibiotic-free chicken products. This trend has also started hitting would phase out the use of antibiotic-treated chickens within the is it leads to more antibiotic-resistant bacteria in animals. These bacteria then infect the people who eat them. Chipotle Mexican Grill went antibiotic-free more than 10 years ago and requires its suppliers to meet humane housing standards for chickens. Unfortunately, not all other food sources are jumping on the humane train, but we should take a win when we see one. All is not lost. Consumers can control more than they think. Most grocery stores nowadays have multiple food purchasing options. Unfortunately, most humane, organic, antibiotic-free options are more expensive, but you are paying for a better outcome for yourself. Eggs and chicken can be purchased cage-free and organically at your local Publix or Trader Joes. Buy beef and pork that was raised and slaughtered organically and hygienically. Most times, you are only spending an extra few bucks to get better quality food. Its time we, as consumers, take a stand against these mass processing industries and tell them what we want to spend our money on. There is an ease of mindlessness when it comes to what youre putting in your stomach, but food ignorance is not health bliss. Rachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Food ignorance is not healthy bliss 106 TOTAL VOTES64% YES 36% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Do you feel safe at Midtown? Todays question: Do you spend a lot of time sitting down? TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Rachel Kalisheropinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 Bearded ladies used to be ogled for entertainment as a part of freak shows that were popular from the mid-1800s to mid-1900s, but bearded ladies still exist today. Women are able to grow beards due to disorders, such as congenital generalized hypertrichosis terminalis and polycystic ovary syndrome. Harnaam Kaur is one such woman who receives stares on the street and taunts from bullies about her facial hair. The 23-year-old from Slough, U.K., was made to feel so ashamed about the way she looked that she isolated herself in her house, began to harm herself and considered suicide. Kaur was 11 when hair started growing on her body. In ormove or conceal her hair. She waxed it twice a week, and when that was too painful, she tried shaving and bleaching it. She wore baggy clothes to cover herself up and hid her face with her hands while talking. But by 16, she decided to accept her body after being baptized as a Sikh. According to the religion, the body should be left in its natural state, so Kaur left her hair alone and let it grow. body than ever before. because she has polycystic ovary syndrome. But I will make the By embracing her hair, Kaur is rebelling again prescribed gender roles, and that should be an inspiration to all women. the way she looks. feminine beauty are very rigid. The experience of this one woman highlights the overall issue of gender inequality. Some men told Barcroft Media. selves: our crooked noses or that one oddly placed mole or that what anyone else thinks. Lauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Bearded ladies and double standardsColumn Lauren Adamsonopinions@alligator.org Most UF students are by now familiar with the ongoing situation on campus. disturbing ways the Swamp Party maintains its control over student leadership as reported widely in the Alligator ant. Ahead of us, there are two roads. The only remaining question: Which road will we take? of how fraternity members have been systematically exploited for ample was mentioned in a letter to Am I being too idealistic in believing that even the most apathetic student gets slightly disturbed by these reports? This is why we have to take the road less traveled. UF students are far too compassionate, gutsy and courageous to sit back and watch as details of corruption within student leadership emerge regularly. ing this crisis. With all due respect to minority genuine change to come through running for Student Government. And for those who are waiting for the UF administration to voluntarily address these issues, why not dream bigger and expect Gov. Chris Christie to address global corruption? What we need is a nonpartisan group, not a new political party, that will bring a fresh approach in addressing our pitiful campus culture. The goals are simple: to demand ethics, transparency and democracy to govern every aspect of our campus. This nonpartisan group, not dependent on SG funds, should be modeled around credible human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International. This organization would perform two functions that neither the media nor the government in our case, the Alligator and the UF administration, respectively can do sustainably: raise awareness by investigating abuses of power while also mobilizing the larger UF community to put pressure on responsible parties. national politics suck. Just go back to the campus culture our politicians were brought up in. The extent to which we can reform the climate of student leadership at UF is equal to the extent we have already nipped the bud of corruption from growing in Tallahassee, or worse yet, Washington, D.C. The week after Spring Break, I will personally meet with anyone who is similarly disturbed by our campuswide networking skills, I look forward to a fresh set of minds and hearts not driven by egos or pursuit of resume titles, but rather by genuine passion taking the mantle of ethical leadership at UF. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His column appears on Tuesdays. Fresh approach needed to tackle corruptionColumn Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org which have garnered attention through social media. This past weekend, my #prayforvenezuela. I was immediately reminded of the frenzy involved with la portrays the country as undemocratic and a place of tyranny. It ignored the fact that Nicols Maduro and Hugo Chvez were democratically elected and something that seems impossible in American national elections. Elections the Carter Center, which has called the elections there some of the freest in the have a mandate seems to be simply rhetoric for those wanting a regime change with a more pro-western, neoliberal president. A common response to election results is that the poor and uneducated were bribed because democracy can elite supports is in power. There are plenty of Americans who administration, and if they were mobilized in a violent manner and called for a coup, the response from our government would be militant. America has a history of involvement in Latin America: The CIA supported a failed coup atrallied beyond Chvez. The video and anti-Maduro slacktivists fail to mention the near-elimination of extreme poverty since 2002 and increased access to doctors and education. Also, the price controls that free-market enthusiasts complain about allow the In addition, they failed to mention 5 percent of the media, and nine out of the top-10 newspapers are anti-Chvez. Maduro wins elections through propaPeople oppose the nationalization of oppressed and not one demographic or social class. When nations focus on redistributing wealth through nationalizing resources, questions of whether a country is free or democratic arise. praying that the Bolivarian Revolution continues and that neo-liberal poliagainst poverty and the oppression of black and brown people. I pray that our country stops its imperialist policies that destroy the selfdetermination of nations in the global south and extracts their wealth. Eric Brown is a UF political science junior.Viral video is one-sidedenezuela is in the international spotlight because of recent violent anti-government protests, Guest columnEric BrownSpeaking Out

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8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffMichael Grimaldi, General Sales Manager of Parks Ford Lincoln of Gainesville, hands the keys to a 2014 Ford C-MAX Hybrid to Albert Traversa and his wife Mary Hausler. JESSICA HUNDLEYAlligator Contributing WriterAlbert Traversa drove his new, light blue Ford C-MAX Hybrid off the lot Monday afternoon completely free of charge. The 85-year-old Gainesville resident and his wife, Mary Hausler, won the car in Fords National Gas and Go Further Facebook Sweepstakes, which was held last year. Its just like winning the lotto, Traversa said. Southern Ford Dealers funded the sweepstakes, said spokeswoman Blakeley Ainsworth. The company consists of 93 Ford dealerships within Florida, Alabama and Georgia. come out of the region, she said. Hausler said her husband entered numerous online contests and sweepstakes before, but this I got a phone call, and I remember the person calling said, Are you sitting down? I said, Well, I am now, she said. Traversa and Hausler said they got to pick from a group of cars. The model they agreed on was the C-MAX Hybrid because it was similar to the Toyota Prius they already owned. When asked who picked the car color, Traversa said he let his wife make the decision. But I like it, he said.Local couple drives off in free Ford JESSLYN WADEAlligator Contributing WriterUF is turning trash into posed fashion competition. The Repurpose Project, cast-off resources, and UFs hosting a fashion competition called Tailored Waste, which will allow students to submit sketches of clothing items made from reusable materials, said Laurel Nesbit, program tainability. We are encouraging students to be creative and discover new uses for everyday items that usually end up in The participants can work in teams or individually. The materials used in each piece must be reusable, and the clothing items must highlight an area of resource consumption: food, energy, waste or transportation. Sketches will be accepted until March 9. encouraging students to go to the Repurpose Project to take a look around, rethink what they throw away and get inspired to sketch. A big part of sustainability is to get as much life out of the things we are buying and consuming, even if its a life thats different than its original purpose, Nesbit said. vealed on Campus Earth Day on April 11, and the winner of the competition will receive a Mike Myers, the co-founder of the Repurpose Project, said his organization will supply the winner with materials to help bring his or her sketch to life. He said his organizaof Sustainability with the fashion competition. We have wanted to do this for a while, Myers said. We are really happy that the ahold of us. Emily Creahan, a 19-yearold UF art history sophomore, said she is extremely interested in this competition. I think its a great way to build awareness to be environmentally friendly, Creahan said. Its a good way for everyone to get involved.Students to turn trash into fashionCAMPUS EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Writerecochrane@alligator.orgA UF organization is competing to raise donations for food to help the less fortunate. Campus Kitchens at UF is currently No. 10 in the Campus Kitchens Projects annual Raise the Dough Challenge, a seven-day competition in which 20 Campus Kitchens work to raise the most money in a week. The branch that raises the most or has the largest number of individual donors will receive $2,500 from the nationwide organization. We collect food donations, but oftentimes we dont have enough ingredients for a wellrounded, nutritious meal, said Nico Waler, the kitchens co-president. The organization uses on-campus kitchens in the Reitz Union to collect food donations, cook meals and deliver food to those in need, said the 21-year-old UF biology senior. Since the competition started Friday, the kitchen has raised $235. It hopes to raise $2,500 by the time the competition ends. Each donor to the UF kitchens page has the chance to dare members of the organization as a reward for his or her donation. The dares will be documented on the organizations Facebook page. Although the organization hasnt received any dares yet, the donors whove already given are currently brainstorming their dares. Its a chance to raise money and also have a little fun with it, Waler said. Its goofy and harmless, and we do reserve the right to ask for a different dare. Andrea Pena, a 19-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore, said that as a nutritional sciences minor, she liked the groups emphasis on donating nutritional meals. I dont have any cash, but if I did, I would ally good cause. Im a big advocate for healthy food.Campus Kitchens competes for money for nutritious ingredients IT GIVES FIRST AID, TOO. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Contributing WriterNeil Gillespie starts his day with a hot cup of coffee, a hardboiled egg, fresh oranges and a slice of toast. But if it werent for the Gainesville Catholic Worker community, hed likely be hungry and left to fend for himself. The organization, based out of the Green House, located at 213 NW Second Ave., provides food, hospitality and a cozy place to hang out for Gainesvilles homeless. In the last month, it has startand hot showers to those in need. When we fail to provide the dignity that these gentlemen and ladies need, we fail them, said 22-year-old Alexander Templeton, whos been working at the house for about a month. The neat two-story, light green house was purchased in 2004 by local Catholic workers who follow the service-based Catholic Workers movement. In the front, the house is surrounded by a white picket fence and lush greenery, and the backyard contains a chicken coop along with picnic tables and strings of white lights. To Gillespie, the Green House is a second home. He said hes excited its now offering grooma luxury to those living on the streets. For Monday, Tuesday and Thursday breakfast, the house staff typically serves between 30 and 40 people. Templeton and Daniel Loya, a live-in Green House coordinator, both want to avoid the cattle line approach that many shelters and soup kitchens use when serving. cial and food donations. Loya said it stays within its means by practicing cost-effective habits like growing a portion of its food and it keeps in coops out back. For Templeton and the rest of the staff, the house is a way to spread their values and to help the community. I want to be a lamp because when you have a light that shines inside of you, you dont put it underneath the table to hide it, Templeton said. You allow it to shine to the whole entire world.Oasis for the homeless starts offering haircuts, hot showers A big part of sustainability is to get as much life out of the things we are buying and consuming, even if its a life thats different than its original purpose.Laurel Nesbitprogram assistant for the It was a contest prize

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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffKeepin It BrassyOsiris J. Molina, a University of Alabama associate professor of clarinet, performs a solo during a UF School of Music Guest Artist Recital on Monday afternoon. AN ACTIVE LIFESTYLE IS KEY. RACHAEL HOLTAlligator Contributing Writer Stand up for this: Sitting down linked to diabetes, osteoporosis HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgCandidates talk tax, transportation issues at commission forum THE AWARD IS $96,OOO. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgProfessor awarded lifetime recognitionLOCAL

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For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-23-14-54-2 CAMPUS EDGE CONDO 2/2 Walk to UF, Shands, VA & Pharm School. Tile floor, W/D in unit. Avail fall. Reasonable rates. 239-300-1294 2-28-14-11-24BR/2BA apt. $800.Section 8. Located at 500 SW 65th St. 352356-0404 2-28-14-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2-27-14-5-2 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 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 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 can 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 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. 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ALLIGATOR 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 CHECK!! 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 SUNRISE AUTO SALES DOWN PAYMENT DEFERRED NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! NO EMPLOYMENT CHECK 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 96 OLDS ACHIEVA $1500 95 FORD EXPLORER $1500 94 CHEVY CAPRICE $1500 93 NISSAN PATHFINDER $1500 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 93 CADILLAC SLS $1999 92 TOYOTA CAMRY $1999 91 CHEVY CAPRICE $1900 00 BLAZER $1999 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 can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND. 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 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-23-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-23-14-72-13 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-21-14-72-13 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. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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+. Apply at gatordominos.com 4-23-14-70-14 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 Looking for Emergency Alarm Operators. Similar to 911 dispatching. Ability to work fast paced. This is an as needed position. Clean background check. Inquire to ddamiano@ cpss.net 2-28-14-30-14 Up to $15 an hour! Busy Car Wash now looking for hard workers. Must have weekend availability and clean driving record. Apply online www.parkplacecarwash.com click the green "Join Us" ball. 2-27-14-12-14 Food Science and Human Nutrition at the University of Florida is conducting a research study for women 20-40 yo on birth control pills. Compensation given. For details call Luisa Rios-Avila at 392-1991 Ext 266. 4-23-14-45-14 Certified Lifeguard for residential pool activities. Permanent Full time position avail able that serves as a Lifeguard during open pool season and as a Treatment Specialist for adult male psychiatric patients during the remainder of the year. Position will start at $12.00 hourly with current Lifeguard Certification. Full time position will also requirement completion of some college course work or experience in a direct care treatment facility. Candidates must also have a valid Florida Drivers License, a non-disqualifying criminal record, and be able to provide college transcripts if applicable. Temporary Part time position -Requires current and active certification as a Lifeguard. Drivers License and a non-disqualifying criminal record required. No other education or experience required. Apply online @ http://peoplefirst.m yflorida.com. Select vacancies in Alachua County. Position # 60033454 Unit Treatment Specialist (Lifeguard). You may also contact Grady Carthon @ (352)264-8248. Deadline for applications will be February 28, 2014. 2-27-14-9-14 City College in Gainesville, Florida is seeking a Career Services Representative! This is a part-time position offering up to 30 hours per week. Hourly pay is competitive and based on experience. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Karsten Whitson improved marginally in his second start of the season. Read the story on page 14.Gators at the NFL CombineFormer UF linebacker Ronald Powell clocked an Combine. Powell had four sacks for UF last season. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickNo. 1 always has a nice ring to it. But the Gators, the newly appointed kings of the Associated Press poll, have rung a constant tune all season: Rankings mean nothing. On any given night, in between the lines, theres a lot of teams that can be No. 1 in the country, coach Billy Donovan said. On any given night, anybody could play to that level. Its not like all of a sudden Florida is No. 1 or you get a ranking and were the best team in the country. Weve been given a number, and thats about the extent of it. The Gators (25-2, 14-0 Southeastern Conference) redefeated Wichita State moved up to No. 2, with Arizona, Florida had not been No. 1 in the AP poll since the week of Feb. 12, 2007 a time when Corey Brewer, Al Horford and Joakim Noah were battling to win their second consecutive national title. Its an honor Im not dismissing that, Donovan said. But I think what happens is sometimes you can get focused on that and what happens is now everything that you do is attached to a ranking. No. 1 Florida if we stay No. 1. You never hear like No. 2 Florida. Its No. 1. Its that ranking that gets dragged with your team. Donovan, never an advocate of rankings or polls, said day is because the teams previously above it have lost. Any time you do what Syracuse did and youve won out 25 games in a row, you kind of do what Arizona did before they had Brandon Ashleys injury, you do what Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffBilly Donovan questions a call during Floridas 71-66 win over Auburn on Feb. 19. The Gators moved to No. 1 in the Associated Press poll following their win against Ole Miss and former No. 1 Syracuses losses to Boston College and Duke. Florida moves up to top spot in Associated Press poll EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Writer@EmilySCochraneThirty-six straight holes did not Instead, the team had its best overall performance of the year during the Sugar Bowl Intercollegiate Championship with a score of 572 (-4). Rain early Sunday morning pushed play two rounds instead of one on the same day. The Gators responded to the long day of competition with a strong by six strokes and No. 2 UCLA by ten strokes. The success at the English Turn Golf & Country Club is the all season after dropping to 14th place in the Northrup Grumman Regional Challenge and coming in fourth place in the Florida Challenge a year after Gators in third after two rounds in New OrleansSOFTBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Prior to the Lipton Invitational, junior Briana Little did not have a start in 2014. Likewise, freshman Chelsea Herndon logged only But that has not stopped the two from being valuable hard-hitters at the plate in their few opportunities early this season. Heading into the tournament at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium, the duo combined for They gave us something off the bench, coach Tim Walton said. Weve had one person off the bench in almost every year that Ive been here, but to have two or three weapons to come off the bench to swing the bat the way theyre swinging, I was very pleased. of the year. against Indiana on Saturday with a two-run homer the 13th of her career. Through the four games the Gators played in the Lipton Invitational, Little logged two hits in four atbats and drove in three runs. Herndons success as a pinch-hitter was apparent from the start of the sea12 games, Herndon was 3 for 6 at the plate and hit a two-run home run to cenWhile the freshman during Floridas lone home tournament of the season logging only one hit and striking out twice in seven at-bats Walton was impressed with Herndons defensive performance.Bench contributing for No. 1 UF UF Golf Little SEE GOLF, P A GE 15 SEE SOFT, P A GE 15 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15 Its not like all of a sudden Florida is No. 1 or you get a ranking and were the best team in the country. Weve been given a number, and thats about the extent of it.Billy DonovanUF coachQuotableWe just landed here, fresh off a good whooping. Roland Thornqvist

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 HE PITCHED THREE INNINGS SUNDAY. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusCORAL GABLES Karsten Whitson arrived at Florida as the crown jewel of Kevin OSullivans recruiting class four years ago. The 225-pound right-hander had the golden arm and the treetrunk legs to match it. In basketball terms, he was a slam dunk. But things have gone downhill since. Whitsons labrum and rotator cuff started rubbing together, his father, Kent Whitson, said in an interview with Baseball America. The pain dated back to the latter part of his freshman season. After a thorough process, Whitson elected to have season-ending shoulder surgery in February 2013, which ended his junior campaign before it could start. His draft stock reached its lowest the Nationals selected Whitson in the 37th-round in June 2013 and questions rose again as to how he could say no to a $2.1 million payday. Whitsons long road to recovery made its latest stop when he threw 54 pitches over three innings in his second start of this season on Sunday against No. 14 Miami. I think every time he goes out there, hes going to learn something new, OSullivan said. To expect him to come out and throw seven shutout innings in his second start after missing two years is unrealistic. Whitson appeared hesitant at times, throwing his plus-slider that used to buckle hitters knees and make their bats obsolete. His fastball touched 92 mph but consistently remained at 87-88 mph. Ive been working awfully hard just getting the right arm slot and getting the right grip on [the slider], Whitson said. Once I actually get a few going there, I think Ill be, Oh hey there it is. Its all about getting comfortable and getting out there a little more. draft, Whitson was selected as a top-of-the-rotation guy the kind MLB teams build their rotations include All-Stars Bryce Harper, Manny Machado, Matt Harvey and Chris Sale. childhood dream to play for Florida the same school both of his parents graduated from. A freshman All-American season gave way to an injury-plagued sophomore year where he pitched through arm issues. Whitson admittedly felt more comfortable Sunday than his two-inning start against Maryland on Feb. 16, which ended in an 8-5 Florida win. Thirty of his 54 pitches on Sunday were strikes. and three two-ball counts in the second. It wasnt his best, but it was a start. The real thing that factored in early in the game with [Whitson] is we had so much pitching left, OSullivan said. We just didnt want to leave here without using our depth. Whitson has had an unexpected ride through four seasons at UF. It was a coup to have him sign. It would be an even bigger story to see him become the dominant power pitcher he was four years ago. He took another step toward that Sunday. Miami junior left-hander Andrew Suarez, the opposing starter, underwent shoulder surgery in 2012. Suarez, the Toronto Blue Jays ninth-round pick out of high school, lost fastball velocity a year later innings. As Suarez showed, recovery takes time and pays off. Whitson may not be breaking the radar gun, but hes working his way back. I feel good right now. Whatever [my velocity is] it is. Im just going out there and [trying] to win a ballgame, Whitson said. Its nothing Im worried about when Im out Whitson slowly progressingAP PhotoJunior minted Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrates in Victory Lane after winning the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach on Sunday. Whitson

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winning the tournament. The girls played well today and I am proud of them, coach Emily Glaser said in a release. We let a few get away at the end. It seemed to be a bit of fatigue because it was a tough day. Freshman Maria Torres shot seven birdies during the two rounds of competition, tying for sixth place after matching a career-best 70 during the second round. Torres is tied with two other players in sixth place with a score of 141 (-3). Karolina Vlckova led the four other individual players after ending the day of competition at even par. The freshman tied for 18th overall with six other players, including teammate junior Sarah Schober, with a score of 144 and a team-high nine birdies. Schober canceled out seven birdies with seven bogeys, while Vlckova struggled to overcome shooting double bogeys in each round. Junior Camilla Hedberg and senior Elcin Ulu, the only members on the Gators who previously played in New with each other and six other players for 24th place with a score of 145 (+1). Both Ulu and Hedberg shot three birdshot two consecutive double bogeys early in the second round while Hedberg shot four bogeys. Redshirt sophomore Katie Mitchell, the only player to make the lineup in every tournament of the 2013-14 season rounded out the Florida lineup with a score of 146 (+2). The Gators look to clinch their third-straight top-10 tournament. The team placed 10th in both 2012 and 2013. The team did a great job of managing their way around this course and it was a real team effort today, Glaser said. We are looking forward to being in the last group [Tuesday]. GOLF, from page 13 Torres shoots career-best round, notches seven birdies at tournamentWichita State is doing. Those are really, really impressive things, what theyre doing on the court in my opinion, Donovan said. A lot of times it has nothing to do with about what you do. It has to do with what other people do. When you start to be affected by what happens to other people, you get focused on the wrong things and your focus gets a lot broader where you really need to narrow your focus this year in terms of what we do need to do. During UFs repeat season, consecutive weeks during its SEC slate until getting upset by Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn., on Feb. 17, 2007. Ironically, the No. 1 Gators next game will take place in Memorial Gym against the Commodores tonight at 7. Florida will look to win its 20th straight and clinch at least a share of the SEC title when both teams square off. But the Gators know winning in Nashville is no easy task. We know were in this position, Will Yeguete said. We know that teams are going to probably give us their best shots. Its obviously something that we need to respond and try to keep calm as well. Whether were No. 1, I think every team wants to beat us, especially because were undefeated in the SEC. So we just got to take one game at a time and just be able to be ready from the getgo and not let them get on a run early. Hill still doubtful: Point guard Kasey Hill (groin) looks doubtful for No. 1 Floridas matchup at Vanderbilt (15-11, 7-7 SEC) tonight but will be a game-time decision, Donovan said Monday. Hill is progressing, but Donovan fears the freshman may reaggravate his injury if he returns too soon. Since suffering the injury at Kentucky on Feb. 15, Hill has missed UFs past two games. During the combined seven minutes Scottie Wilbekin rested in UFs two contests last week, the Gators had forward Dorian Finney-Smith, guard Michael Frazier II and swingman DeVon Walker alternate backup point guard duties and make up for Hills absence. Hill averaged 5.6 points and 3.1 assists in 21 games before suffering his groin injury. TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15William A. England / Alligator StaffKasey Hill drives toward the net during Floridas 78-69 win against Alabama on Feb. 8 in the OConnell Center. Freshman point guard still doubtful for Floridas matchup with Vanderbilt HOOPS, from page 13Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffKirsti Merritt bats against Floridas 6-0 win against Jacksonville on Wednesday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Merritt knocked a pinch-hit home run against Indiana on Saturday.Merritt pinch-hits home runIm not really worried about either of them defensively, the ninthyear coach said. I think Chelseas still learning the position more than Briana. Shes super athletic. Shes going go all out and try and do what she can to catch the ball. Kirsti Merritt also succeeded off the season, Walton did not pencil her into the starting lineup, but Merritt made the most of her one at-bat. to drive in three runs and power the the season. Weve been very productive, hitting the ball hard, getting on base, Fuller improving in sophomore year: Coming out of high school, utility player Taylore Fuller was one of Waltons top recruits. High in Trenton, the No. 6 catcher and No. 38 overall prospect on ESPNHSs 100 list posted a .778 batting average, a 1.944 slugging percentage and 14 home runs. Even though those numbers didnt Fuller had a .212 clip in her 113 at-bats in 2013 and had only four hits leave potential. Shes going to be good. We just have to be a little bit more patient and probably than she thought, Walton said. You know, when you hit that many home runs and have that kind of batting average in high school, you have to manage the expectations a little bit, but shes doing well. This season, Fullers composure at the plate has improved. The sophomore has three home runs through her on-base percentage of .636 and is tied for sixth in the Southeastern Conference after being walked 12 times. Her progress is going good, Walton said. Shes getting a better understanding of what her swing does and how her swing breaks down and what we have to do to improve her swing. Love the kid. The kid brings it. Shes a hard SOFT, from page 13 The girls played well today and I am proud of them. We let a few get away at the end, it seemed to be a bit of fatigue because it was a tough day.Emily GlaserUF coach

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16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2014 Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffBridget Sloan performs a bar routine during Floridas 198.125197.625 win against LSU on Friday in the OConnell Center. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa There are no problems with UFs perfect record so far this season, the six perfect 10s the team has scored or even the health of the team, b ut there are few things Rhonda Faehn would like to change about her 2014 gymnastics squad. Against then-No. 3 LSU on Friday, then-No. 2 Florida (7-0, 5-0 Southeastern Conference) posted its best balance beam score (49.550), best vault (49.525) and best overall total (198.125) of the season. Faehns squad shattered Floridas previous record of three 10s in a season set in 1998, and there might be more 10s to come from UF this year. Junior Kytra Hunter has contributed four of Floridas six 10s, and UF has claimed six of the nations 11 perfect 10s in NCAA gymnastics so far this year. Again, it was an incredible night, Kytra [Hunter] with a 10.0, said Bridget Sloan, who owns UFs two other 10s. I mean, that girl is on Alaina Johnson, who has competed all-around for the Gators in the past three meets, scored a 39.65 in all-around against LSU on Friday. Her 2014 season best was just shy of her all-around career best (39.675). It was really promising and it this great competition last week, Faehn said. That was really exceptional on all four events for her and shes capable of doing that every single time. After taking a yearlong break from competing all-around, the senior has showed consistent improvement in competition scores week-to-week. Friday, she placed uneven bars (9.925). P hysically, shes probably feeling the best shes felt in a while, so thats exciting, and its always positive, Faehn said. Still, there are two areas uneven bars and landings in which Faehn would like to see Florida improve before it faces Alabama on the road this week. Our athletes know that they just really have to stay focused on what they can control, Faehn said. Well be starting on bars and so the key will be to start out strong and aggressive on bars and then just to carry that momentum through for the rest of the competition. With most of the Gators scoring in at least the 9.90 range, the smallest mistake, such as a misstep on a landing, could make the difference between a perfect 10 and a 9.95. Our goal from the start was to start out slower and then to gradually try and get more landings, Faehn said. Last week, we included a few more drills for landings, and this week, were going to ramp that up even just a little bit more. Florida looking to improve despite impressive scoresTRACK AND FIELD LAWRENCE LAGUNA Alligator Writer@LagunaLawrence With about 400 meters to go in ter race, Mark Parrish knew he on time. Pulling on the outside of the Dempsey Indoor track in Seattle, Parrish moved into position to kick and get out in front of a herd of runners ahead of him. Grasping onto a lead and booting his way to the end of the race, Parrish was abruptly clipped from behind by a competitor, which was enough to drain the power from his legs and disrupt his rhythm. However, Parrish managed to When he looked back and saw his time displayed on the clock, he realized he had shattered a 20-yearold UF record by 16 seconds. The new record holder in the 5,000m said he had a feeling this was coming. He also knew what the record was before going into the race. In fact, he has known for a couple of years. Its really nice to get on a track record, because I already had the cross country record, Parrish said. But track, its pretty much youre the best if you have broken that record. Just getting a record like that, Im really proud to be able to say that our years that I was here had some really good Gator athletes who were pushing the boundaries, going where the program has never gone before in terms of distance, so Im really proud to be a part of that. The lanky 6-foot, 135-pound senior has been preparing his entire tenure at UF to pull off the recordbreaking performance during the track season. Coach Mike Holloway and assistant coach Paul Spangler talked about their predictions for Parrishs run, but neither thought he would break the record. The biggest performance of the weekend was Mark Parrish, Holloway said. I dont know how you ever discount that performance. That was a great job by him and coach Spangler. Mark has big goals and big dreams, but I know coach Spangler thought he was going to run fast but quite not that fast. The Tampa native will try to end his UF indoor career on a high note when the Gators compete at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships on Thursday. When the Gators head back to College Station, Texas, to compete this time for the SEC title, Parrish will run in the 5,000m, 3,000-meter and the steeplechase. After breaking the school record in the 5K, the seniors preference is to run the 3K, which he believes he is better at. The event that Im really going to be looking at to run fast in is going to be the 3k, Parrish said. Quite a few people in that race would run faster than me. I think that with ably run as fast as they can. Parrish breaks 20-year-old Florida record in 5,000-meter race Parrish