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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 Florida opens up home tournamentTaylor Gushue will lead UF against FGCU as the Gators open up a three-team home tournament today at 7 p.m., pg 14. UF Olympic hopefuls crowdfundTwo rugby players have been invited to train in California, pg 3. Man sells pot to cops, gets arrested59 /36 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 the AVENUE 7 CLASSIFIEDS 11 CROSSWORD 13 SPORTS 14 FSU HAS FOUR ALUMNI IN CONGRESS. AMANDA KASTRINOSAlligator Contributing WriterGraduates from UF are expected to do great things, but the 12 alumni serving in the U.S. Congress show just how far a UF degree can go. UF was recently ranked among the top 20 universities with most alumni as congressional representatives, which placed it above Ivy League schools like Princeton University, Columbia University and Dartmouth College. Although Harvard University, Georgetown University and Yale University topped the list, the majority of schools named in the top 20 were public universities from large states, like UF, the University of Texas and the University of Georgia. Florida State University has four alumni in Congress. Michael Martinez, a UF political science professor, said these colleges may produce the majority of congressional representathose states. Larger states have more representatives and more opportunities for alumni to be elected. I think it shows that within each state there are universities that attract the next generation of political leaders, and I think thats UF in Florida, he said. UF has a history of producing those kinds of students, which Martinez said led the political science department to create a campaigning. He said two of the Gator graduates in Congress, Thomas Rooney and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, went through this program. People wanted to have a degree program that would teach them the skills that would be useful in political careers, Martinez said. Trophy Hunting: super-sized Academy Awards predictions. Read the story on page 10. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 109 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffOut of this WorldJames Donald Halsell Jr., the technical director for advanced space launch systems at Dynetics Incorporated, spoke about his NASA career Wednesday evening in the New Physics Building. Read the story on page 3. LOCAL SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgThe man behind the site that crowds Facebook feeds with whimsical quizzes and listicles is coming to UF. The Accent Speakers Bureau is bringing Jonah Peretti to the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on March 20. Peretti is the founder and CEO of BuzzFeed as well Daniel Landesberg, the chairman of Accent Speakers Bureau, said Peretti will discuss the new age of social media, entrepreneurship and news. Most college students would agree BuzzFeed, which is mixing social media with news and popular Internet content, is really popular right now, Landesberg said. Landesberg said a lot of students dont take the time to read long-form news articles, so BuzzFeeds easy-to-read style lets students stay informed in an entertaining way. Tickets will be available at the Phillips noon and March 20 at 5 p.m. for the general public. Doors open at 7 p.m. Accent paid Peretti $40,000 to speak. Fernando Caffoll, a 22-year-old UF mechanical and aerospace engineering senior, said BuzzFeed articles dont seem appealing, but seeing Peretti speak would be interesting. I probably wouldnt go for funsies, Caffoll said. But if I have time, Id go. Quiz: Which Florida School Will Soon Host BuzzFeeds CEO? Most college students would agree BuzzFeed, which is mixing social media with news and popular Internet content, is really popular right now.Daniel Landesbergchairman of Accent Speakers BureauRuth SEE CONGRESS, PAGE 4 SEE CANDIDATE, PAGE 4Jonah Peretti to visit UF in March BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writer bdupuy@alligator.orgBarbara Ruth says shes no longer campaigning for a City Commission seat. At the League of Women Voters City Commission candidate forum Tuesday, Ruth told her fellow candidates she was done campaigning. The former At-large Seat 2 candidate initially decided to run because she said she felt stuck and complacent, but now shes lost all momentum. I didnt have a great chance to win, she said. I just wanted to not be a spoiler for any one camp. This might let one of them win it outright. dorse At-large Seat 2 candidate Helen Warren. Warren said she and Ruth would have divided the same pool of voters. I appreciate that she is giving her support to me because its going to be a close race as it is, Warren said. Commission candidate to withdrawUF recognized for having 12 Gators in Congress

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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 THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 TODAYFORECAST MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 78/58 SUNNY 78/54 PARTLY CLOUDY 74/47 SUNNY 68/43 RAIN 59/36VOLUME 108 ISSUE 109 Crohns and colitis support group If you have Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis, come find support with others. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, located at 2121 SW 16th St. For more information, contact Dennis Frohlich at Dennis@UCVlog. com or 701-541-3608. 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 back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville, or contact Elliot Larkin at Larkin@ ufl.edu or Nick Chrone at NChrone@ufl.edu. 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.CORRECTIONAn article in Wednesdays Alligator incorrectly stated the number of people who participated in the attempt to break a record for popping bubble wrap. The number of participants was actually 399.WHATS HAPPENINGMugs with Menches Get artistic with UF Hillel at the Mugs with Menches program at 7:30 p.m. today at the Reitz Union Arts and Crafts Center. Students will have a chance to relax, listen to Israeli music and express their artistic sides. A Night of Magic: Disney Edition Reitz Union Board Entertainment invites you to be our guest at A Night of Magic: Disney Edition, today 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 info, email rub.specialevents@gmail. com. See deceptive butterflies at the Butterfly Rainforest Visit the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit at the Florida Museum of Natural History through Friday to discover a variety of butterflies that deceive to survive as part of the theme Mimicry, the World of Deception. Daily butterfly releases are held at 2 p.m. with additional weekend releases at 3 and 4 p.m., weather permitting. UF students with valid Gator 1 Cards receive free admission. Gay Movie Night On Friday at 7:30 p.m., the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, located at 3131 NW 13th St., will show The Perfect Wedding. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of snacks. Ubisoft Facebook drawing Ubisoft is one of the worlds largest video game producers 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. Florida Digital Newspaper Library intro and tutorial Discover Floridas rich publishing history at the Matheson Museum, located at 513 E. University Ave., Tuesday at 6 p.m. For generations, Hispanic, Jewish and African-American communities thrived in the state of Florida, developing and publishing their own newspapers. These newspapers, which highlight Floridas multi-ethnic and immigrant history, are now digitized and freely available online. Learn about this new resource valuable to teachers, historians, genealogists and others. 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. LGBT leadership panel LGBT Affairs will be hosting a leadership panel comprised of present and past LGBTQidentified leaders on campus and around the Gainesville community to discuss their experiences as leaders on campus and how their sexual or gender identities impacted their experience as student leaders. Please join us at the Ustler Hall Atrium, March 12 at 7 p.m. GatorWell focus group 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 from March 10 to March 20 at the GatorWell location on Radio Road. Participants will receive a $20 UF Bookstore gift card and free pizza. To participate, email GatorWellProjects@mail.ufl. edu. Use subject line My Campus. Participants must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled UF students. Multicultural and Diversity Affairs hiring 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 both volunteer and Federal Work-Study positions for the Summer and Fall. 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. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 JAMES DONALD HALSELL JR. SPOKE TO STUDENTS. KYLE FOLLANSBEEAlligator Contributing WriterA former astronaut gave Gator engineering students a chance to shoot for the stars Wednesday evening. James Donald Halsell Jr., the technical director for advanced space launch systems at Dynetics Inc., spoke about his NASA career at 6 p.m. in the New Physics Building during a recruiting information session for Dynetics. sions and commanded the other three. Hes logged about 52 days in space. Halsell showed the group of about 20 students a short video of his experience on a mission to the International Space Station in 2000. It was just as exciting as youd think, Halsell said. No matter how many degrees you get at UF, you will still play with your food in space. Halsell discussed the tasks he accomplished on board the ISS, including a night-landing mission. The 3,000-degree plasma that is generated by air friction as you slam into the Earths upper atmosphere thats what actually slows the shuttle night landing, so I was excited for that. Dynetics Inc. is a 1,300-employee company with headquarters in Huntsville, Ala. It covers areas including intelligence, sensors, missile systems and space. Matt Fidler, a 25-year-old UF computer engineering junior, said he attended the event because he was looking for an internship this summer with Dynetics Inc. Andrew Mortellaro, a 21-year-old UF electrical engineering senior, interned with the company last summer. As the summer progressed, I picked up different skills, Mortellaro said. I had to get a security clearance, so I cant tell you everything I worked on.Astronaut launches UF careersCAMPUS BRIDGET ANDERSONAlligator Contributing WriterTwo UF students were invited to attend a USA rugby academy this summer at the Olympic Training Center in Chula Vista, Calif., but funding the trip could prove a hurdle for the Gator athletes. Gabrielle Zablan and Stephanie Browne were invited to the training center after attending a high-performance training camp in Georgia two weeks ago. Together, the athletes are working on high cost of the trip. Zablan, a 19-year-old UF athletic training sophomore, began a crowdfunding campaign on GoFundMe earlier this week. As of press time, it had raised about $250 of her $1,700 goal. Eric Keys, head coach of the UF womens rugby club team, said he was not shocked by the nomination of the two players due to their strong athletic abilities. Keys, an assistant professor of geography at UF, said he considers the nominations a big deal for the rugby club team and said they should be seen as a pathway toward bigger goals. This is a way for athletes to get on the Olympic team, he said. Zablan said attending the camp is a step toward reaching her dreams. She began playing in October and said Ideally, I would like to go to the Olympics, she said. I dont know if 2016 is a possibility, but 2020 would be awesome. Browne, a 20-year-old UF statistics junior, said she is excited to share this experience alongside a teammate. It helps develop our players and make our team better as a whole, she said. Her long-term goals are similar to Zablans. She hopes to represent the U.S. at the Olympics in the future. I think I have a pretty good shot at playing in the (Rugby) World Cup one day or the Olympics maybe, if everything works out, she said. Thats the goal, but I know it wont be easy at all.UF Olympic hopefuls crowdfund I think I have a pretty good shot at playing in the world cup one day or the Olympics maybe, if everything works out.Stephanie BrowneUF statistics junior

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Besides creating role models to inspire current UF students, Martinez said having alumni in Congress may give UF an advantage in legislative issues. There are 12 members of Congress that will hopefully at least open the door and listen to what UF has to say, he said. Hadar Arazi, a 19-year-old UF political science sophomore and Student Senator representing the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, said she was inspired by the accomplishments of Gator graduates before her. I think it shows that anybody can go on to be a representative if its something that you really want, she said. I think its cool that there are so many footsteps to follow in. Student Senator Bradley Bean, a 19-year-old UF industrial systems engineering sophomore, said although the announcement comes as no surprise to him, having so many alumni in Congress speaks volumes about the value of a UF education. It means that our education is preparing us for leadership roles in the real world, he said. I think its great to know that our education actually means something. SAMANTHA BLENDAlligator Contributing WriterEmily Jacobus is no stranger to the dreaded sight of a citation sticking out from her windshield wiper. That dread is something a new iPhone app called Fixed hopes to ease. The app is expected to launch next week, several news outlets reported. Initially it will be available in San Francisco, but the founders said they hope to expand to other major cities in the U.S. soon. According to the apps website, a person can contest his or her parking ticket by submitting a photo of the ticket along with the violation code. The app then informs the user of the probability of successfully appealing the ticket. It can also inform the user of what evidence he or she needs to collect in order to support the appeal. If the appeal is successful, Fixed If not, it doesnt charge the user. Jacobus, a 20-year-old UF chemical engineering junior, said she would consider using the app for future tickets, especially in more populated areas Scott Fox, the director of UFs transportation and parking services, said he appreciates the apps concept because it helps users navigate the appeal process and motivates parking services to hand out accurate tickets. He is familiar with the appeal process not only because he is the director of transportation and parking, but also because he has gotten multiple parking citations himself. In fact, Fox said, they kind of like to get me. If the app became available in Gainesville, he said he doesnt think collected revenue or parking regulations. UF alumni in Congress 4, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014AP Photo / Wilfredo LeeLefty Love LIFESTYLE LIZZY SHEBANEKAlligator Contributing WriterUF took a major step this week toward its initiative of Zero Waste by 2015. The Reitz Union and Fresh Food Company locations have started composting after recently signing a contract with WCA, a waste and recycling management company. According to UFs Living Green website, composting is the biological decomposition of organic waste such as food or plant material by bacteria, fungi, worms and other organisms under controlled aerobic ... conditions. Taylor Cremo, an account executive for WCA, said this is an easy behavior change on the path to sustainability. This relatively small change could end up making a big impact on UFs waste stream, she said. A 2009 study reported about 15 percent of UFs total waste was from food waste alone, Cremo said. She said the dining halls produce about 2,000 pounds of food waste every day. Cremo said she wants this decision to make an impact on how all UF students view sustainability. My hope is that Florida Gators leave this university with an understanding that waste is a resource and live their lives accordingly, Cremo said. composting efforts to good use. WCA and UF composted more than 50,000 pounds of waste during the 2013 football season. Some students on campus said they think this is a positive change for the university. Amanda DeCanio, a 20-year-old UF environmental engineering sophomore, said she is impressed by the universitys decision to start composting. It is an outward and very public demonstration to students, staff, professors and the Gainesville community of UFs commitment to the environment and Zero Waste initiative, DeCanio said. This is very telling and proves we should be on the lookout for future changes to UF. Kyle Rodriguez, a 21-year-old UF sustainability junior, said he also thinks this program has the potential to be successful. I feel like its a great step forward, Rodriguez said. Not only does it reduce the amount of waste at the Reitz Union, but it also serves to educate students about the ... ways you can live a sustainable lifestyle.Reitz, Fresh Food Company compost in sustainability effortsUF hopes for zero waste by 2015 My hope is that Florida Gators leave this university with an understanding that waste is a resource and live their lives accordingly.account executive for WCA App helps ticket appealsShe is endorsing Helen WarrenAlthough Ruth has not formally withdrawn, she said she To withdraw, Ruth would need to contact the Superviwould then place notices at the voting precincts. Elections supervisor Pam Carpenter said if Ruth withdraws, her name will still appear on the ballot, but her votes will not count. We have had this happen before, so we have a process for it, Carpenter said. Ruth used about $600 to fund her campaign. She said she didnt have any other donors in line to support it further. Mark Venzke, also an Atlarge Seat 2 candidate, said he was not surprised to hear about Ruths endorsement of Warren. Helen is most closely aligned with Barbara Ruths general philosophies and sensibilities, he said. Gainesville after her husband, a Vietnam War veteran, passed away from pancreatic cancer. She has lived in her marigold yellow house in the Stephen Foster Neighborhood for almost 12 years. During that time, Ruth ran a small massage-therapy business and became an ordained minister. Ruth, who is vice president of the Stephen Foster Neighborhood Association, said her 2006. She rallied with other residents of the neighborhood against the expansion of the next to the neighborhood. The group of neighbors led the city to move the facility out of its boundaries. She said the experience taught her the importance of openness between the City Commission and the public. Making the people truly aware of what the plans are is a key thing, she said. Ruth will remain active in her neighborhood and efforts to help with cleanup plans for the Cabot-Koppers Superfund Site. Now that her campaign is over, Ruth said shell have to it was the best decision she couldve made. Its a relief, she said. Ive done my best and spoke from my heart. CANDID ATE, CONGRESS, They inspire UF students Ive done my best and spoke from my heart.former Seat 2 candidate

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 CRIME JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a 28-yearold man Tuesday after he sold marijuana the area. tates Mobile Home Community, located at 1600 NE 12th Ave. Bernard Summers Jr. in front of a lot and asked if he had any mollies, but Summers said he handed over. the report. trolled substance and possession of less the report. Man sells pot to cops, arrested IT AIMS TO HELP ELEPHANTS. JANA BERKOWITZAlligator Contributing WriterMembers of the Student Animal AlBreak. Christina Bicknell, a peta2 campus representative for UF, said the camBros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus came to the Stephen C. OConnell Center last month. Bicknell said Florida is one of It is unfortunate that a place for that has no educational purpose and promotes animal cruelty, she said. campus about animal cruelty and let cus from UF in the future. Anna Sandoval, a 19-year-old UF exThis event opens up a very differlove as a child, she said.Anti-cruelty campaign responds to circus actsSummers

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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.Age and attitude: What accounts for alcohol abuse?Predictably, as March approaches, news outlets will start releasing shocking exposs revealing the dark side of Spring Break as if we didnt know drunken college students fall off balconies in Panama City every year. Trend writers would have you believe all students view Spring Break as a weeklong free-for-all, and while this isnt necessarily true we have Habitat for Humanity and other things to do, after all its true that alcohol abuse is a pervasive problem in American university culture. Despite the fact that theres a wealth of information and resources available to students at UF we have GatorWell and the medical amnesty policy, for example binge drinking still happens at an exorbitant rate on campus. According to an Alligator report Monday, one to two alcohol-poisoning transports are reported on campus every weekend, and about 20 to 30 on-campus drunken driving cases occur each year. Pinpointing the source of college binge-drinking culture velopment of their childrens attitudes toward alcohol? Is the known European model of allowing children to drink with meals effective in reducing alcohol abuse later in life? Do the minimum-age laws for alcohol purchase really make a difference when it comes to college binge drinking? The answers are complicated. A 2009 study in Science Daily reported that parents who adopted a relaxed attitude toward allowing their children to drink revealed that those children were more likely to binge drink in college. Further research is needed, however the researcher admitted she parents during meals from those who let their kids drink inside and outside the house. In regards to the drinking-age limit, some argue the arbitrary age of 21 has no effect on students binge-drinking tendencies. If a college student younger than 21 wants alcohol, While this is true, the same logic can be applied to all arm ownership and assault. If people want them or want to do them, what is stopping them? And anyway, researchers have claimed that the minimum drinking age does indeed have an effect on the number of drunk-driving incidents involving young adults. The Alligator report said, research, collected since 2006, indicated that the age-21 drinking laws are associated with lower rates of drunken driving accidents and other dangers of excessive drinking. Clearly, a myriad of factors contribute to college students binge drinking tendencies. For now, all we can do is keep the drinking age at 21 and hold parents accountable for helping their children develop healthy attitudes toward alcohol. That moderation is paramount, for both your safety and health. 97 TOTAL VOTES47% YES 53% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgWednesdays question: Do you agree with the legal drinking age? Todays question: Do you like BuzzFeed?Net neutrality is a thing of the past Think about the nature of the Internet. Its anything want it. One day, we will tell our children we lived in a time when information was truly free. Net neutrality began unraveling in January with a Supreme Court decision against the Federal CommunicaService Providers in a way that limited the commissions ability to regulate them. Because of this, Verizon sued the FCC, arguing the commission didnt have the authority to enforce net neutrality. The Supreme Court agreed with Verizon. Net neutrality works to ensure the Internet is a level Internet companies more to access its servers, only to slow service if they dont cough up the money. This helps small companies with few resources grow by avoiding substantial costs to be competitive. Without the regulations, big Internet companies like service as other companies or might cut deals with the course, this extra cost would most likely be passed on to consumers, driving prices up. Net neutrality advocates still have hope. The Supreme Court gave the FCC a way out. The court basically said it promotes broadband development. away in a deal made with Comcast on Sunday. Comcast is the worlds largest cable provider and is set to buy out Time Warner Cable in another recently announced deal. If the purchase goes through, Comcast will be the Internet provider to nearly 40 percent of homes. Comcast subscribers over the past few months. Because of the infrastructure of the Internet, data doesnt always go directly intermediary before Comcast was the cause of the slowdown. Much like roads jamming when there are too many cars, cables jam when there is too much travelled slower. The deal between the two companies will give Netformance, pulling the philosophy of net neutrality up by the roots. net giants. Its likely without net neutrality in place, there will be fewer big breaks for Internet start-ups that rely on the decentralized, competitive nature of the Internet. meaning small companies will have a hard time getting off the ground. Its important to note that this doesnt necessarily violate net neutrality so much as it goes around it. Net servers. But thats what makes it so problematic. Even if net neutrality is resurrected, the philosophy behind it has already been undermined. If this becomes the new norm, the Internet as we know it is dead. Justin Jones is a UF journalism senior. His column appears on Thursdays. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Justin Jonesopinions@alligator.org

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theA v enue Spring Break in Gainesville No plans for the week? Read how to spend your vacation on page 9.Trophy Hunting: Oscar edition Youve been following the award shows all season. Read our Oscar predictions on page 10.Follow us on Twitter at @AlligatorAvenue. MODELS ROCKED McDONALDS. ELLY AYRESAvenue WriterSandwiched between London and Paris fashion weeks, Milans autumn/winter ready-to-wear collections brought a delicious dose of cool to the table. For the past week, designers dished up the most enviable of cold-weather trends their inspiration rising from the depths of centuries-old fairytale books to the height of McDonalds golden arches. One of the most talked-about shows was Jeremy Scotts Moschino collection, which was all about the overstatement of pop culture. Scott held a magnifying glass up to our label-conscious, name brand-centric culture, changing fast food into fast fashion. One model dressed in a typical takeout-girl uniform carried her McDonalds kids meal purse on a tray down the catwalk, while a handful of others were wrapped up in, well, candy wrappers. The labels signature Moschino nameplate belt found itself reimagined this time wrapped continuously around one of the skirts and corresponding pair of thigh-high boots. Although Scotts cheeky sense of humor sang the praises of over-thetop dressing, Guccis creative director, Frida Giannini, opted for more subtle glamour. Clean lines and smaller silhouettes were the word, and models decked out in pastel shades of blue, green, pink and yelof casual luxury. Upscale materials like fur and leather were shaped into laid-back garments most would fur on a sweatshirt was not lost on the audience. Snakeskin knee-high boots were woven throughout the looks, and models surveyed the crowd from behind barely tinted oversized sunglasses. And perhaps the biggest surprise of all from the elegant brand: blue jeans. Dolce & Gabbana hit an especially high note with its dark fairytalelike collection, composed of about 70 a storybook. However, in this case, the typical damsel in distress was nowhere to be found. Red Riding Hood was certainly present, but she heroine in a blood red, hooded fur coat. Female knights in chainmail stormed the runway, though their knee-high heeled metallic boots (looking exactly like the bottom half of full-on armor) might get stuck in the form of lacy, jewel-toned coats Fashionistas still havent forgotten Fendis fantastic collection by Karl Lagerfeld, which was rooted in its theme of transience and travel. Lagerfeld cited Billie Holidays Violets For Your Furs as an inspiration, explaining how lovers used to pin others coats when they travelled. Entire orchid branches were pinned to many of Fendis fur cloaks, which were practical shades of deep blue, brown and olive. Though Italy may be lauded for nitely the couture that left the fashion crowd supremely satiated and ready for round four of the fashion weeks, which started in Paris on Tuesday. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/AVENUEAP PhotoModels strut the runway wearing creations for Gucci womens autumn/winter 2014-15 collection as part of Milan Fashion Week, unveiled in Italy on Feb. 19. ALEXA VOLLANDAvenue WriterAfter breaking onto the scene more than a decade ago with cooing vocals on The Creek Drank the Cradle, Sam Beam, known music. Known best for his lyrical imagery, Beams progression has been distinct, moving from the hushed twang of Our Endless Numbered Days and the guitar-picking Americana of The Shepherds Dog to the more layered rhythms and full band on Kiss Each Other Clean. Beams latest album, Ghost on Ghost, is no exception, still placing the emphasis on his songwriting but with a higher energy. Before Iron & Wine takes the stage Friday night at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, we caught up with Beam. And, yes, his voice sounds just as sweet on the phone. A: I dont really know. Im chasing something interesting, but no idea what it was going to look like. I have no idea whats going to happen, which makes it kind of fun. A: No, not really. Really personal or not it all sounds personal so you never know if Im telling what really happened or if I made it up. There are parts of my life that are more interesting to write about, but at the same time, nothings off-limits. Im not going to give you my social security or anything. Inspiration comes from all over the place stories that I read or were told about from other people. A lot is just pure fantasy. Its just not a diary entry but the way I feel. A: This one in particular was a little looser than the last few. In The Shepherds Dog, there was a dog included in every song. And then the record after that, there was a river. This time, I noticed I had a lot of songs with this central couple. If you try real hard, it could sound like that. A lot of different place names, and its this couple against the world or the couple against the town theyre in. And that made the sounds feel similar. A: I wouldnt have known how to do it. I dont see an end. Then, I would never have felt like I was able to do that. I wouldnt have any idea how to approach it. For me, this meant a decade worth of experience that I had. I would have loved to make a record like that. Im not a jazz musician Ive picked up a lot but at the time I knew to spend the day. I wouldnt have imagined I would have made the second album or the third. A: I dont carry it in my pocket, but I have it in a satchel wherever I go. I do have a lot of notes in my phone it all goes in the phone these days. I treat it like a job in certain ways and try to sit down for a while every day. Iron & Wine talks music, inspiration and latest albumFast foodand fairytale-inspired fashions hit Milan runway music Beam

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Devils Millhopper Geological State Park 4732 Millhopper Road, Gainesville Another place Lesma recommended people see in Gainesville is the Devils Millhopper Geological State Park, a large sinkhole turned state park. Theres a nature trail that leads to the bottom of the sinkhole, where you can see waterfalls spilling into springs. Devils Den Springs 5390 NE 180th Ave., Williston rock formations, and the park where the spring is located is open for camping and lodging. You cannot go underground to visit the spring unless youre going scuba diving or snorkeling, according to the springs website. Scarlette Lesma, a 21-year-old UF biomedical engineering junior, said she loved the time she went to Devils Den. Swamp Head Brewery 3140 SW 42nd Way, Gainesville THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Be a part of something big and give blood today. call 888.795.2707 or visit www.lifesouth.org.Photo by Photography 35 Hosted by Chain Reaction, benefiting the March of Dimes. At Tioga Town Center SquareVendors:TCBY, Blue Highway, Tijuana Flats, Sweet Dreams, and many more!March 2nd 5:30pm 8:00pm 95 95 24 121 41 ArcherArcher RdMillhopper Rd Williston Gainesville A A B C B CSpring Break in Gainesville vacationers heading out of town. You may not be forgetting your day at one of Floridas beaches or stumbling off and on cruise ships in the Caribbean, but you could be exploring the ins and outs of the Gainesville area your regular schedule may not allow you to visit. Patrick Glynn

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10, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 ALYSSA HOLCOMBAvenue WriterThe past year in cinema is seen by many as one of the tightest races in Oscar history, and with the variety of powerful performances up for Hollywoods biggest honors, this movie-goer agrees in full. Lupita, Matthew, Chiwetel, Alfonso so many names, so little trophies to distribute. To close out the 2014 award season (and subsequent Trophy Hunting coverage this semester), Im tackling six of the biggest categories in Tinseltowns most coveted ceremony and casting my votes for the years biggest frontrunners. Note: I am not all-seeing. I may not get this right. If I do, then I will celebrate accordingly. If I dont, I will probably still celebrate accordingly. It is the Oscars, after all Best Picture Frontrunner: American Hustle Underdog: Years A Slave has strong casts with equally strong directors, as well as enough critic and American Hustle winning the Golden Best Actor in a Leading Role Frontrunner: Matthew McConaughey Underdog Years A Slave tors deserve all the accolades they tler diagnosed with AIDS and another Best Actress in a Leading Role Frontrunner: Cate Blanchett in Blue Jasmine Underdog the awards in this category all season Best Actor in a Supporting Role Frontrunner: Jared Underdog Phillips the only one that, to me, has a clear Best Actress in a Supporting Role Frontrunner American Hustle Underdog Years A Slave can Hustle that would have a chance other award and everyone seems to Best Directing Frontrunner Cuaron Underdog McQueen moments that literally suspended my cinematography and overall direction Best Original Song Frontrunner Underdog Best Original Screenplay Trophy Hunting: super-sized Academy Awards predictions awards Each Thursday, the Avenue will dish out the best in entertainment. From the silver screen to hidden Internet gems, check out this weeks top picks. Watch It: Spring BreakersHaving a crummy day? We suggest you watch Click It: Mercury, the two-legged kitten proud Jason Potts returns to his southern hometown conservative city councilman and minister have See It: Tennessee Queer Hear It: Lee Boys MEGHAN PRYCEAvenue WriterIf you dont know who J. Cole and Chance The Rapper are, then its time to do some homework. The artists will perform at the Stephen C. OConnell Center tonight, and the worst thing you could do is go to a concert where you dont know at least one song. Whats the fun of attending if you cant sing (proudly and out of tune) with the artist and your friends? You could be that person who awkwardly bobs to the beat. But trust me, youll look so much cooler if you know the words to the songs and can really get into the music. Heres a list of songs to check out before the concert:Crooked Smile by J. Cole featuring TLC prior to the concert and really understand rap songs with an actual message, which is Forbidden Fruit by J. Cole featuring Kendrick Lamar She Knows by J. Cole featuring Amber Coffman and Cults Work Out by J. Cole Favorite Song by Chance The Rapper featuring Childish Gambino Cocoa Butter Kisses by Chance The Rapper featuring Vic Mensa and Twista I also recommend listening to Chance Your J. Cole pre-concert playlist

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 4-23-72-1 Countryside 4 Bd/4 Bth beautifully furnished condo on bus route. Bball, vball, pool, spa and fitness room. $425/room, includes $50 utility allowance per/room. Fall occupancy. Ellie 561-361-9600 or ebelliveau@sgczklaw.com 3-27-14-40-1 Furnished 2BR/2BA condo in Haile Plantation. Washer, dryer, front garden, back porch $1100 + utilities/month. Call 352-3788710 2-72-14-5-1 Custom 2BDRM 1Bath Within 1 1/2 mi UF&Shands Completely furnished Tiled liv area Carpeted BDRMS w/ceiling fans Upgraded Bath As New Kit w/stainless appl W/D Cent H/A TV Internet/cable avail Owner pays water pest contrl lawn main Near bus rte Sorry no pets Furnished $745/mo Unfurnished $685/mo. Call 727-423-9463 2-28-14-2-1 Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 1BR APT $395/moSmall pet ok. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-2133901 4-23-14-72-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 4-23-14-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-5-14-168-2 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. MADISON ON 20th 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th St. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 4-23-1472-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 4-23-14-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $460 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 3-31-14-45-2 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. 1, 2, & 3BRs. Tile in LR, kitchen & bathrooms & bedrooms. Hardwood floors, cent A/C, ceiling fans, W/D hook-ups. Several locations, some walk to UF. Starting at $450/mo. Must See! Call 352-215-7780 4-23-14-72-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 2-28-14-45-2 WALK TO UFLive in prestigious Jackson Square. 2 BR condos avail. $1300-$1600 mo. 352-505-5049 6-16-14-74-2 8 BLOCKS TO UFSpacious 2BR/1BA, island kitchen. Plenty of parking! Available Fall Term $700 mo. 352-505-5049 6-19-14-74-2 BLOCKS TO CAMPUS3, 4, 5 BR HOUSES Available August. Pet friendly. Call Carol at 359-3341 or website dalyproperties.com 3-10-14-27-2 AVAILABLE AUG 1ST 4BR/2BA very nice house, large BRs, large fenced backyard, beautiful trees, fireplace, deck, garage, W/D incl. 352-339-2342. $1400/mo. 2606 NW 34th St. Pictures at gainesvillequalityrentalhouses.com 2-28-14-25-2 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $429. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-23-14-55-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665 Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-23-14-55-2UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. starting at $850. Granite counters. FREE Hi-Speed Internet. Parking avail. Walking distance to UF & Stadium. 408 NW 14th St. Now leasing for Fall 2014. For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-23-14-54-2 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 2-28-14-11-2 4BR/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. 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. 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. WONDERS AND TRAGEDIES, a science fiction novel, is by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-28-14-12-10 BOOKS: A wilderness may be prowled by creatures of the forest. Or it may be urban, highly cultured, and just as deadly. WILDERNESS, a science fiction novel, is by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-28-14-12-10 BOOKS: What will we become, years from now? Better or worse? Fools, victims, fortunate souls, survivors in dangerous times? REMEMBERING THE FUTURE: science fiction stories by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 2-28-14-12-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 4-23-14-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-23-14-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $999. 1-2yr warranties with roadside assistance includ ed. 376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-2314-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in town! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 3766275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-23-14-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-23-14-72-11

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12, ALLIGATOR WWW.SWAMPCYCLES.COM Scooters & Motorcycles Sales & Service Quality, Experienced, Certified Technicians. Close to Campus, Lowest Prices. 633 NW 13th St. 352-373-8823 4-23-72-11ccmotorcycletraining.com2 days $150 weekdays or weekends G-ville/ Starke 352-331-0131 train on motorcycles or scooters State certified Co & Trainers 3-1414-20-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds 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 4-23-72-12CASH 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 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 32604 CASH 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 3-14-14-72-13 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. 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 AFTER SCHOOL MOTHER'S HELPER needed ASAP for two GIFTED children, 8 and 10. Reliable car + clean driving record must. Student of elementary ed preferred. $12-$15/hr. Send resume to AlligatorNanny@gmail.com 3-10-14-10-14 ACCOUNTSImmediate PT, flex hours, $8/hr. Quickbooks knowledge or accounting major. officegnv@gmail.com 2-28-14-8-14 Join New Horizons 2/26 @9:00 a.m Career Event hiring Educational Consultant Call/screen students $10 hr +bonus/commission/Mgmt opp Info Larina Hintze 352-642-1987 2-28-144-14

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ALLIGATOR Looking for PART TIME help in running shoe retail store. Retail experience and athletic background is a plus. Email Resumes to joeparr@outlook.com 3-10-14-5-14 Nanny Housekeeper Responsible, loving, fun and smart part-time after school nanny/housekeeper. Pick-up middle-schooler and transport to activities, help with homework, act as role-model, do light housework and prep for family meals. Educational experience preferred. References required. Hours M-F between 3pm-6pm. Salary dependent on qualifica tions. Respond to pflugg@bellsouth.net. 2-28-14-4-14 Health Care us needed urgently, flexible working hours, salary is based on experi ence send resume/email to: dainelane@live. com for more details. 3-10-14-5-14 Certified Dental Assistant, x-rays, charting, expanded duties, enthusiastic, efficient, must have computer skills, schedule appointments,Dentrix knowledge Call 352331-8683 epdentistry@live.com 3-11-145-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-23-14-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-23-72-15 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. NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiLegal.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-23-72-15 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www.expresstrainingservices.com/ww 4-2314-67-15SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-23-72-16 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)Family Chiropractic Since 1977. Two blocks from U.F. 373-7070 4-23-72-18 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. Rocky Creek Paintball In Gainesville It's a Blast!Call 371-2092 4-23-14-72-21 Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad in the classifieds to find trip arrangements or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373FINDSAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Affectionate, funny, senior, female pit bull rescued from dog fighting/breeding opera tion needs stable, safe home. Dog loves people but is aggressive toward other canines. Otherwise very easy-going and quiet. For more info and pics, contact rrbauman@ufl.edu. Without help, this poor girl might have no other options. 3-11-1424 Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. Call 373-FIND.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted.

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THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG today. Read the story on page 16. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ @EricaAlyssa It may be the quickest event in a gymnastics meet, but vault is far from simple. Floridas Kytra Hunter has found her place in vault history with her recent performances. In the past two weeks, Hunter has scored back-to-back 10s on vault. Hunter is one of two gymnasts in the country who have scored a 10 on vault this season. Kytra, you know shes just full of natural power and talent, coach Rhonda Faehn said. She is one of, if not the best, I think, vaulter in the country. Hunters two 10s on vault are the sixth and seventh 10s on vault in program history. The junior said she is comfortable with her routine, though she is the only Gator on the roster competing it. Hunter has owned a Yurchenko layout with a one-and-a-half twist during her entire college career, but UF is not The past two years, the highest score Hunter has achieved with her vault routine was a 9.975 on multiple occasions. Ive been so close to getting the vault, especially, Hunter said. This year, I just feel a lot more rethe little things like the stuck landings. MORGAN MORIARTY@Morgan_MoriartyFloridas 2015 class has rapidly expanded in the last week. On Wednesday, Camrin Knight, a tight end and outside linebacker from Tallahassee Lincoln High, announced via Twitter that he was committing to Florida. mitment of the 2015 class, which has picked up three verbal commitments in the last six days. Wide receiver Deondre Farrier, a Lake Nona native, committed on Friday, and wide receiver Tristan Payton, from Jacksonville First Academy, announced his verbal commitment on Monday. As a junior at Lincoln, Knight averaged 16 yards per catch and scored three touchdowns. Florida is in desperate need of playmakers at tight end and wide receiver. To address that need, the Gators signed three wide receivers and two tight ends in their 2014 class. Floridas tight ends made a minimal impact in UFs 4-8 season. Clay Burton recorded his only reception of 2013 in the last game of the season against FSU, and his backup, Tevin Westbrook, had only three catches for 30 yards. Sophomore Kent Taylor transferred to Kansas following the 2013 season, and Colin Thompson, a four-star recruit from the 2011 career due to injuries. Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffKytra Hunter performs a vault routine during Floridas 197.525-196.025 win against Arkansas on Feb. 14 in the OConnell Center. Knight RECR UITING Hard work paying off for Hunter on vaultGators sign 2015 tight end recruit ADAM PINCUS@adamDpincusAlthough Florida might not face a better starting rotation than it did against Miami, it even though the team dropped the series. The No. 23 Gators (5-3) threw eight freshplate against the Hurricanes deep pitching staff, led by left-handers Chris Diaz, Bryan Radziewski and Andrew Suarez. Florida avoided the sweep, driving in four and Florida Gulf Coast (5-3) in a round-robin tournament at McKethan Stadium starting Thursday. Each team will play each other twice. In losing two games to a rival on the road with so many young players, its a good win. Its a really quality win, coach Kevin We need to go back home, we need to regroup and there are a lot of things we need to improve on obviously. Florida outhit Miami 27-23 over the weekend. Three UM home runs on Friday and a three-run home run by UM freshman Zack Collins were big difference-makers in UFs two losses. For the Gators, seeing more of their is something to build off of. Third baseman John Sternagel went 2 for 4 Kirby Snead retired all four batters he faced on Friday and Sunday. Left-hander A.J. Puk earned the win after throwing 1.1 innings. grass. Pete Alonso started at designated hitthroughout the entire weekend.Florida kicks off three-team home tournament tonightGators face Illini, Eagles UF Baseball SEE GYM, P A GE 15 SEE BASE, P A GE 15 This year, I just feel a lot working on the little things like the stuck landings.Kytra HunterUF gymnastTweetableMorgan Frazier Poll Results 72% YES 28% NO68 total votes

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Hunters routine includes a run, 25-foot hurdle line into a roundoff, followed by a back handspring onto the horse. Once she blocks off the horse, she completes her challenging one-and-a-half twist onto the mat. She estimates all of this takes her about 20 seconds to complete. been working on blocking it a lot higher and twisting a lot when I land, Hunter said. The spotting is a lot different than the full because Im doing the extra half. The rest of the Gators in the Florida lineup excluding Morgan Frazier also perform a Yurchenko layout with a full twist for their vaults. Frazier performs a Yurchenko layout with a half twist, but the sophomore has not competed in any event so far this season. Frazier exhibitioned her vault once during her freshman campaign and scored a 9.475. Faehn believes the iners routine sets her apart but from most other NCAA gymnasts as well. Shes doing a Yurchenko one and a half, Faehn said. Theres maybe only a handful of gymnasts doing that collegiately simply because risk involved because its a blind landing. Because of the increased visibility issue, Hunter foher entire vault routine. Whats so different about my vault from everyHunter said. In vault, deductions are taken for technical errors in how the gymnast approaches the horse and after in the point of landing. More deductions come from the second category because that is where the gymand turns before attempting to stick a landing another place where they could possibly see a deduction. Hunter feels her toughest challenge competing vault is twisting off the horse and into her dismount. When I run, I dont think about it but once I hurdle into my round off all I think, Hunter said. All I say to myself is, Reach back, block and twist. Those are like the only three key words I give to myself. Mattson proving versatile: Through eight games, Braden Mattfer from San Jacinto community college and Texas Christian has made Case in point: Mattson started against Miami. to a double switch in the eighth instart this season at catcher on Sunday. His versatility and hot bat seemingly assures him an everyday spot. At .429, he tops the Gators in batting average and ranks third with nine hits. He can also give Taylor Gushue a day off behind the plate and face lefthanders at the plate when needed. Gators searching for hitters: Gushue, the Gators premier middle-of-the-order hitter, leads UF with one home run and nine RBIs. He erupted in Miami, going 6 for 12 while mainly hitting right-handed. sistent offense throughout its order last year, especially with runners in scoring position. with 33 RBIs in 2013. Whats the secret? Its all about the mentality you have at the plate. Not putting too much pressure on yourself in pressure situations, Gushue said two weeks before the season. Last year, there were a lot of pressure situations. This year I think itll be less (pressure situations), because we have more bats in the lineup. We have guys that can get it done from top to bottom. Weekend schedule: First pitch for Thursdays game against Florida Gulf Coast, Fridays game against Illinois and Saturdays game against against Illinois on Sunday will begin at 1 p.m. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15William A. England / Alligator StaffTaylor Gushue bats during Floridas 4-0 win against Maryland on Feb. 14 at McKethan Stadium. Gushue MENS TENNIS BRITNE MCCOYAlligator Writer@TheReporterGirlDespite a slow start, Florida bounced back to defeat Florida State in a 4-2 victory on Wednesday at the Perry Indoor Tennis almost a month. Maxx Lipman defeated FSUs Michael Rinaldi 6-2, 3-6, 6-2 to clinch the match for his team. Im really proud of both Mike Alford and Maxx Lipman for how they played down the stretch, coach Bryan Shelton said in a release. They played well. It was a good match and a match that will help us as we head into our [Southeastern Conference] season. Due to the rain, the match had to be played indoors. Despite the forecast, the Gators We were playing indoors, so we knew it was going to be tough, Shelton said. FSU is a really good team and they came in of how our guys competed from On the doubles court, Elliot Orkin and Gordon Watson defeated Marco Nunez and Grayson Goldin 8-5. Stephane Piro and Mike Alford defeated No. 23 Dominic Cotrone and Blake Davis 8-6 to clinch the doubles point for the Gators. In singles, Spencer Newman and Diego Hidalgo were the only Florida players to lose their matches. Watson defeated Blake Davis (FSU) 6-2, 7-6 (3), while Florent Diep defeated Marco Nunez 4-6, 6-1, 6-4. To close out singles and clinch the match, Lipman fought in a highly contested match against Goldin and came out on top. Shelton knew it would be a tough day for the Gators, maybe tougher than he expected. With not much time to spare, Florida (5-4) will take a trip to College Station, Texas, where it will face Texas A&M on Friday at 6 p.m. Freshman clinches Floridas indoor win over Florida State Gushue leading team in power hitting BASE, from page 15 GYM, from page 14 makes routine stand outEmily Cochrane / Alligator StaffMaxx Lipman swings at the ball during Floridas 4-2 win against TCU on Jan. 26 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Im really proud of both Mike Alford and Maxx Lipman for how they played down the stretch.Bryan SheltonUF coach

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16, ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator WriterMike Holloway looks on during the Southeastern Conference Cross Country Championships on Nov. 1, 2013, at the Mark Bostick Golf Course. TRACK AND FIELD LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrence Well-rounded Gators starting SEC Championships today