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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 Bikers, get pumped: Air stations installed downtownThere are two, pg 5. Pet rescue offering free microchips to ownersIt can reunite pets and people, pg 4.Earth Day encourages Gators to adopt one sustainable habitUF will celebrate Earth Day early, pg 5. 73 /54 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Bridget Sloan and the UF gymnastics team are looking ahead to the NCAA Championships on April 18. Read the story on page 13. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 132 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffMeasuring UpZoe Wilson-Groark, right, an 18-year-old UF graphic design freshman, and Camille Caesar, a 19-year-old UF art freshman, hold up their pencils for sketching scale Monday in front of the Hub. The two were sketching the T.W. Bryant Space Science Center. KELCEE GRIFFIS and ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writers Today, residents will cast their votes to choose between the two top-rated candidates for a City Commission seat. Helen K. Warren and Annie Orlando are the only choices on the ballot for at-large seat 2. Mayor Ed Braddy said its no surprise the race went into a runoff. For a winner to be declared, a candidate must receive more than 50 percent of the vote. The race had a election March 11. Warren and Orlando emerged as clear favorites in the race when they both received vote percentages in the mid-40s. Since they were the top two contenders, they will face each other in the runoff. Whenever you have a they did in the atlarge (race), there is a good chance that no one would quite get the 50 percent, he said. As far as the impact of the runoff election results, Braddy said its hard to say. One new candidate wont totally change the commission, he said, but it could signal direction for the commission. You have seven elected Runoff election for City Commission seat today HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff WriterAfter three decades of pub crawling, Gator Stompin organizers are mixing it up by hosting an EDM-type concert in the Bo Diddley Community and Wolfgang Gartner. Heather Lilholt, director of community events for Pledge 5 the organization planning the event said Gator Stompin hopes to attract 10,000 people this year, but she said she realizes the plaza can only accommodate so many. Gator Stompin hosted Less Than ets.Waka Flocka, Wolfgang Gartner at Bo DiddleyCAMPUS RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterSince its October inception, Swamp Records has hosted a showcase, launched a blog and co-sponsored an event at Gainesville artists. The student-run record label announced partnerships with Gainesville bands Bells and Robes and The Savants of Soul on March 31. These partnerships mean Swamp Records will provide promotional support to the bands, both of which include members with ties to UF. head director Rachel Ring said. What we cant give them is money and a record deal get attention. The label collaborates with UFs Audio Engineering Society, so it has the capability to produce and edit audio for the bands nearing the end of the recording process when they were approached by Swamp Records. sity is prepared to sign artists yet due to lethis type of agreement, but the possibility is Swamp Records promotes not signs two bands with UF tiesSEE RUNOFF, PAGE 4 SEE SWAMP, PAGE 4 SEE DIDDLEY, PAGE 4Its Orlando vs. Warren Rachel Ring Braddy

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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, APRIL 8, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 83/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 SUNNY 79/53 SUNNY 74/49 THUNDERSTORMS 73/54VOLUME 108 ISSUE 132 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.CORRECTIONA guest column that ran Monday incorrectly stated the name of the writer as Zachary Smith. The writer was Zachary Lee. WHATS HAPPENINGNazis daughter to speak at Hillel Liesel Appel is the daughter of a Nazi and has made it her lifes mission to redeem the lost lives of her Jewish neighbors. She will speak to students and community members at Hillel on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6. This event is sponsored by Jewish Student Union, Student Government, the SG interfaith council and Hillel/Manoa. For more information, contact Rachael Cain at tzedek@ufhillel.org. Genocide awareness week Stop by Plaza of the Americas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to learn about modern genocide. For more information, please contact Rachael Cain at tzedek@ufhillel.org. Sponsored by Jewish Student Union, Student Government, the SG interfaith council and Hillel/ Manoa. UPTAs Carnival for Kids The Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association would like to invite UF families to its kids carnival. The carnival will be Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on Hume Field. Admission is $5 per family. All proceeds will be donated to muscular dystrophy research and related causes. There will be a Scooby-Doo bounce house, giant bubble stations, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes, raffles and more. Please contact UPTA at ufupta@ gmail.com with any questions. Celebrate Passover with UF Hillel Not going home for Seder? UF Hillel has you covered. Passover begins April 14, and UF Hillel will be organizing Seders for the first two nights of the holiday. There are many options to satisfy all our students needs. If you are interested in attending a large campus Seder, participating in a themed Seder or hosting a smaller one with friends, please register for Passover at ufhillel.org. All food served will be kosher for Passover. Seders at Hillel are subsidized for students and cost $15. No student will be turned away due to financial hardship. If you need financial assistance, please email rabbiswedroe@ufhillel.org or call 352-372-2900. Lavender Graduation LGBT Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation on April 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBT and ally students at UF. The event is to recognize these students leadership and community service experiences that have made a difference in improving the campus climate regarding LGBTQ issues. If you are graduating, please notify LGBT Affairs to be recognized and receive a Lavender Graduation certificate as well as a rainbow tassel. LGBT Affairs is also looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic The second annual Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic will be held April 19 at 9 a.m. at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Lunch will be provided by Harvest Thyme Cafe, and all participants will receive fabulous Vixen commemorative T-shirts. Reservations are not necessary but are strongly encouraged. You can register online using PayPal at touchstoneval.com/vixenclinic. html. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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This year, organizers got permission to close the street near the Hampton Inn and and the Department of Motor Vehicles to accommodate the expected turnout, she said. Lilholt said she plans to ers, emergency exits and the crowd is controlled. common in the EDM environment, Lilholt said a plan orate further. Krystal Martin, Gainesville Police special events coordinator, said Pledge 5 has two event one for the use of the plaza and one for alcohol. Both permits are still awaiting approval. plaza is open, there really is if the alcohol permit is apassessment on the limit. One of the requirements for permit approval is having control management, Martin said. Its their responsiand if they fail to do that, that will remove them or shut down the event. Lilholt said she plans to she expects a large turnout. have actually paid for an artwe normally have we always put local there, she theyre not using. Lilholt said people who concert are guaranteed spots Russell Etling, the cultural affairs coordinator for the Cultural Affairs Department, has hosted many events on the plaza. He said he is unthere for future years if UF decides Theyve never dealt with anyBecause the Swamp Records But Ring said she doesnt foresee tionship. If they dont treat us well, we nership. clients. But Ring said she doesnt Right now the purpose of Swamp Records is to help local musicians, she said. Gray Shermyen said the very altruistic relationship grants the tional record deal. tion leaves the opportunity open Swamp Records would support and even encourage, Ring said. Were still holding onto creopportunities open, said Shermyold UF alumnus, said the partnership with Swamp Records was a dream realized. ALLIGATOR Courtesy to the Alligator The Savants of Soul perform at The JAM on Jan. 24. The event was a showcase of local bands that also served as a launch event for the rebranding of Swamp Records. LOCAL KATHERINE BROWNAlligator Contributing Writer County at existing facilities. Helping Hands Pet Rescue decided to grant for the chips from the Wagmore Foundation, a local organization devoted to reducing stray animal populations in Alachua County. The grant allowed Helping Hands to purdogs. Any Alachua County cat or dog owner a shot. If a pet is lost and turned into a shelSome animals are found with collars and nized or transferred to a different location. If more animals in the community have microchips, shelters can connect more animals to owner rate at Alachua County Animal Services, she said. With the microchips, that percentage goes way up. continue to do clinics until they run out of chips. chology junior, said shed consider getting slips out of the house and runs around the In case something ever happens, Levert identify my dog. Pet rescue offering free microchips to all Alachua County ownersMoney not involved, only verbal commits SW AMP, from page 1 DIDDLEY, from page 1Permits not yet approvedPolls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and ID is required to vote independent in terms of the issues and how they vote. voters who came out for the March election will hit the polls again and that those lot this time. crucial vote, she said. Warren said if todays election goes her way, she plans to learn everything she can But if it doesnt, Warren said shell conshe has the opportunity to run again. The Alligator couldnt reach Orlando for comment. But Braddy said hes supminded focus. According to a Supervisor of Elections news release, registered voters who live within city limits can vote in their precinct Voters must show a current, valid photo ID and signature at the precinct. votealachua.com. RUNOFF, from page 1 Bo Diddley facts>> Birth name is Ellas Otha Bates>> Known as The Originator because of his >> Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame>> Received a Grammy and a Lifetime Achievement Award>> Played a rectangular guitar Were looking to increase the return-to-owner rate at Alachua County Animal Services. With the microchips, that percentage goes way up. Andrea ReddickHelping Hands executive director ... this is a crucial vote.Helen K. Warrencandidate

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Bradley Norman / Alligator ceremony Monday morning. The event was held because the Alachua County Emerging Leaders, THERE ARE TWO. BRADLEY NORMANAlligator Contributing WriterCyclists can now pump it up in downtown Gainesville. The Alachua County Emerging Leaders unveiled one of two permanent bicycle pumps during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday between the Hippodrome State Theatre and Boca Fiesta. The other pump is located on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street. Andrew Romero, the organizations president, said the pumps would improve the quality of life for an increasing number of Gainesville cyclists. One of the things that weve discovered is that young professionals are driving their cars less and less every day, he said. Depending on the success of the pumps, the organization will consider adding more. I think these are one of the Romero said, so this will be an experiment, probably for the city and the community. Susan Bottcher, the outgoing District 3 city commissioner, said although the commission wasnt ance along the way. This melts in perfectly with our goals to try to improve the walkability and bike-ability in the urban core, she said. Michelle Ibarra, a 19-year-old UF art history freshman, said the organization should consider installing pumps on campus. Ive seen tons of students riding bikes, she said, so I think installing them on campus would be really useful and convenient, and theyd get used more.Bikers, get pumped: Air stations now downtown DAMARIS LOPEZAlligator Contributing WriterUF is asking students to leave bad habits behind in honor of Earth Day. Earth Day on Friday with its Turn Over a New Leaf campaign. The campaign involves students pledging to take part in one new sustainable activity in any of the areas of waste, transportation, food and energy, said Laurel NesI recently just got a new bike, so I would pledge to bike more and drive less, said Danielle Overton, a 19-year-old UF animal sciences freshman. which normally and nationally lands on April 22, early to We move Earth Day on campus to earlier in the month so that more people can be involved, Nesbit said. The event starts at 10 a.m. on the Plaza of Americas and will feature UF President Bernie Machens annual state of sustainability address. Jessica Yomano, an 18-year-old UF nutrition freshman, said its a smart idea to change the date of the observance of the holiday on campus. I think its great that UF is doing as much as it can to be a sustainable university, she said. Gators to hold the Champions for Change award ceremony, which recognizes individuals in the UF community who have contributed meaningfully to sustainability, health or both, Nesbit said.Earth Day encourages students to adopt one sustainable habit We move Earth Day on campus to earlier in the month so that more people can be involved. Laurel NesbitThe holiday will be celebrated Friday at UF

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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. Scott relies on half truths in gubernatorial raceAs the November gubernatorial election looms on Floridas horizon, the Rick Scott and Charlie Crist camps are neck and neck in the polls. However, a Voter Survey Service poll commissioned by the Sunshine State News released Monday revealed Scott has pulled slightly ahead of Crist. As it stands, Scott leads with a 45-percent poll ranking, and Crist is lagging at 44 percent. News outlets blame Crists public support of Affordable Care Act. The Sunshine State News reported the weight of Crists support for President Barack Obamas signature healthcare law continues to drag him down, citing James Lee, the president of Voter Survey Service. This seasons close race is like stepping into a time machine. The Sunshine State News also reported Lee said, This race, in my opinion, looks very locked in. In other words, it almost looks like a repeat of what we had in the summer of 2010. Lee described the Scott versus Alex Sink race as a back and forth ping-pong match in polling, according to the article. The sudden uptick in Scott approval is surprising considering all his shady behavior thats recently come to light. The Tampa Bay Times released a report Saturday that detailed his stealthy way of evading public records: In 2010, Scott prowasteful and replaced them with a private jet he purchased at his expense. But no public plane, Times writer Steve Bousquet said, means no public records. erence for stealth, Bousquet wrote. Despite his oft-stated tracking websites and even blacks out arrival and departure security. As governor, Scott doesnt have to disclose details about travel plans and expenses like other candidates, and hes using it to his campaigns advantage. Bousquet wrote that Scott is busy using half-truths to smear Crist. Last month, a PolitiFact Florida ruling found that a claim made by the Scott camp in an email to the media wasnt fully accurate. An email to reporters said Crist signed an automatic 15 percent annual tuition raise for public universities. While Crist did pass a law allowing tuition increases, the increases werent automatic, and they werent always 15 percent. PolitiFact Florida said Scotts statement is partially accurate, but leaves out many important details. highlights Scotts disconnect with Floridas general population. But his lead in the poll begs the question: Will Scotts old antics protecting big-business interests and not reporting all the facts land him a second term? Who knows? For Florida, the possibility of another four years with nobodys favorite Lord Voldemort look-alike isnt far off. 65 TOTAL VOTES29% YES 71% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Have you been skydiving? Todays question: Do you know who Bo Diddley is?Accent should invite more alleged criminalsAccent Speakers Bureau announced its sponsoring of Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, before he abruptly canceled the visit on April 1. I Israeli prime minister. This might strike you as odd, considering Olmerts dark side, but let me explain. sized history picture book. One day, I came upon the famous line attributed to Voltaire: I do not agree with what you have to say, but Ill defend to the death your right to say it. Living up to that credo hasnt been easy. As a Muslim, right to offend my faith. But, then you realize, whats the point of freedom of speech if it means we only uphold it when the speech or the speaker is morally acceptable? It is in this spirit that I defend the right of Accent to bring Olmert, an alleged war criminal. I am aware many students are deeply disturbed by the idea of someone like Olmert stepping foot onto our campus. It doesnt help that our student tuition funds would go in his pockets, but that type of idiocy is expected when youre represented by Accent, a festering pool of nepotism as revealed by local newspaper stories. My defense of Accents decision to bring Olmert comes with great unease. The man has a sickening and ugly past, and thats no reference to the bribery charges he was convicted of last month. As prime minister, Olmert maintained Israeli control over the Gaza Strip, a tiny stretch of land inhabited by about 1.8 million people. Gaza has been enduring military occupation since 1967. But just in case the vanquished families starving, as they were since Israel began preventing adequate food, water, electricity supplies and medication entering into Gaza in 2007 were getting adjusted to the pain and misery, Olmerts cabinet decided it was time to have some fun. On Dec. 27, 2008, Olmert launched Operation Cast Lead against the population of Gaza, and a full-scale invasion ensued shortly after. Although the public reason from Olmerts side was to stop Palestinian rocket barrages, few outside analysts bought the argument as Israel targeted schools, mosques, hospitals, ambulances and UN buildings. By the end of the three-week bloodbath, nearly 1,000 Palestinian civilians had been slaughtered about one third of them children. The Israeli side received three civilian casualties. A defenseless Palestinian civilian population had seen the wrath of Olmert and his cohorts. In case the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International condemnations against Israeli brutality werent clear enough, an independent UN investigative team war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. Currently, even the Israeli Supreme Court is considering charges against Olmert for his involvement in killings, collective punishment and attacks on Palestinian civilian infrastructure. Olmerts involvement in the massacre is undeniable only a rabid backer of Israel could say otherwise. Accent played off Olmerts past by saying hes just another controversial speaker. Well, Olmert is controversial if you somehow consider Kim Jong-un or Osama bin Laden as controversial to call a ruthless murderer or a terrorist controversial seems a bit of an understatement. Nevertheless, I defend Accents right to bring someone like Olmert. And if Accent is down to bring more alleged criminals to our campus in the future, there are some other murderers Id love to hear from. Considering how high the bar has been set, I doubt Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would make the cut, but Im sure Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays. TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Heres a number thats scary for Republicans: 18 percentage points. Since 2006, thats been the Democrats average lead among young voters nationwide, according to Gallup. It makes sense that the party that has stood in the way of marriage equality, immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, equal pay for equal work and increasing college aid for students would have a problem connecting with young Americans. And in election years, this gap matters even more. For example, President Obamas 67-percent share of young voters in 2012 was widely cited as one of the major contributors to his victory. Well, its another election year, and despite a self-commissioned Autopsy Report calling on Republicans to shift gears with young people, the GOP hasnt changed. Republicans shut down the government in an attempt to boot approximately 3 million young Americans off their families health insurance plans. They pushed for discriminatory antiLGBTQ legislation in states across the country and continue to block immigration reform, which would help young immigrants gain access to higher education and a path to U.S. citizenship. House Republicans even voted for a bill that could dismantle the Obama administrations action to provide relief from deportation for undocumented youth. In short, the GOP is still pushing the same old agenda that has alienated young voters for years. And rather than taking concrete steps to appeal to young Americans, its 2014 strategy is becoming clearer: Since it cant win with its ideas, it has decided to rig the system. In North Carolina, a restrictive GOP voter law prevents college students from using their school IDs as voter idenistration blocked the use of the Reitz Union as an early voting site. In Pennsylvania, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is voter ID law, which limited the types of student IDs that could be used to vote. After pushing a 2011 bill that would prevent many students from voting in their college towns, the Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House rationalized his support by saying young voters are foolish, liberal and just vote with their feelings. And those are just four examples. For those of us in school or just out of it, crucial tools that allow young voters and all Americans to more easily participate in the electoral process are under attack by Republicans, from early voting hours and absentee voting to voting where you go to school. By ending or limiting these, Republicans arent targeting just anybody: Theyre targeting us. Unlike Republicans, who have doubled down on a cynical scheme to stymie voter turnout, Democrats key values everything we do. We believe that more voices mean more prosperity and that there is no issue in this country thats ever been solved with less democracy. Thats why were takto vote and to promote our own efforts to expand the franchise to more Americans. The Democratic Partys push to expand the vote focuses on ensuring that every eligible citizen can register, that every registered voter can vote and that every vote is accurately counted. Were doing this not only by challenging legislative obstacles to voting but also by proactively working to register more voters and strengthen the democratic process nationwide. On this issue, like many others, Democrats are standing with young Americans while Republicans are shutting them out. Our voices wont be silenced. Instead, young people across the country are ready to efforts to expand the vote. Taylor Myers is president of the College Democrats of Ohio. Colleen Cullen is chair of the College Democrats of Wisconsin. John Quiroz is president of the Florida College Democrats. Louis Duke is president of the College Democrats of North Carolina.Why are Republicans pushing to restrict youth voting in our states?Guest column The Internet has given us so many beautiful and fantastic things. We can communicate with others in far-off lands, we can research almost anything within the span of a minute, and we can create and share information instantly. But its also bred a new class of web users that almost everyone with an Internet connection has experienced: the troll. Yes, they exist outside of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter universes. Trolls are the people who have something to say about everything theyve ever read or seen on the Internet. They can be racist, sexist, vulgar or a combination of all three. noxious user who uses shock value to promote arguments and disharmony in online communities. Nothing is ever good enough or correct enough to these members of the cyber society. To them, there is forums or comment sections, trolls have crawled out literally everyone. Remember when your mother told you, If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say it at all? This was never told to the trolls. Their creed is, If you dont have anything nice to say, say it over and over again. I may joke around, but in all actuality, this high level of maliciousness has caught the attention of psychologists. These psychologists have seen the aggressive and have access to the Internet. The scientists believe trolls have become a class of online sadists. They thrive off of putting other people down. Rather than offering constructive criticism, they immediately shut down any amount of positivity. Not only is this form of cyber-bullying sadistic, but its also narcissistic. They get pure pleasure out of criticizing others and feeling like they know the truth about every topic under the sun. If they believe they are right and have the right to say such, that means they believe their viewpoints and opinions are more valid than anyone elses classic narcissism. Studies have also been conducted where these people are said to be insatiably nasty. They are fueled by the arguments and sadness they incite in others. The overall crux of the study shows psychopathic characteristics in the trolls based on the negative qualities they possess. You most likely would not be able to spot the average troll in real life. These people wait until they are behind the screen of a computer before they feel safe in putting others down. Having the security blanket of online anonymity has allowed trolls to talk a big game yet cower behind the screen. So you may be asking yourself, Rachel, what should I do to avoid Internet trolls? The sad truth is that there is nothing you can really do. Odds are the person who has the tenacity to nitpick a random detail is not going to be the same person who concedes during an argument. The more one argues with them, the happier and them, roll your eyes and move on with life. If an argument ensues, you will only become more frustrated as the troll becomes more excitable. Long story short: There will always be people in your life whom you dont agree with or simply cannot tolerate but have to interact with. Trolls are not these people. They are not worth your time and not worth your energy. The less attention they get, the hungrier So, dont feed the trolls. Rachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Dont feed the trolls: a new class of cyber bulliesGuest column Rachel Kalisheropinions@alligator.org In a recent installment of Black Girl Dangerous, a popular blog of the post-New Left, Mia McKenzie questions the willingness of people of color to defend The Colbert Report against Suey Parks #CancelColbert Twitter campaign. What is white racial satire doing for us that is so important? McKenzie asks, wondering why people of color would put themselves on the line in defense of a white comedian. The wording of the question is part of a trend in post-New Left circles that devalues the nuances of individual experience in favor of identity-based narratives. A person of color defending Stephen Colbert is suspect because his or her primary motive should be racial self-interest. The details of the event itself are less important than their potential as jumping-off points for discussions of race, gender and sexuality. In the process, individual experiences are minished. Parks very campaign is emblematic of this approach. Despite the campaigns name, Park is not particularly concerned with any single joke or even Colbert himself. In an interview with Salon, she describes the hashtag as a tool to describe the evil of whiteness at large. According to Park, no individual white person is welcome in her revolution against the racist hegemony because whiteness will always be the enemy. Park expresses impatience with understanding context, instead highlighting the overwhelming importance of race in determining her understanding of events. Black Girl Dangerous takes a similarly deterministic approach to identity and interpersonal relations. White supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia and cissexism are treated not as overall trends but as literal realities that create near-impossible divides between identity groups. According to the blogs ideology, empathy across lines of gender, race or sexuality is virtually impossible. In fact, a large proportion of the blogs posts are dedicated to casting suspicion on the very idea of an ally. Aside from a page that encourages readers to become allies of the blog for $20 a month, the term is treated with a mix of skepticism and disdain. Emphasizing boundaries and divisions is one of the blogs primary motives. While McKenzie and other contributors might make passing mention of self-avowed enemies of the movement, their true vitriol is reserved for those who attempt to transgress social boundaries. Thus, activists are far more likely to criticize Macklemores pro-gay anthem Same Love than Eminems blatantly homophobic Rap God. People who attempt to serve as allies to a movement outside their identities are far more suspect than those that act in self-interest. Tightening boundaries makes good sense as a business strategy for rising stars of the post-New Left. By emphasizing the importance of race in shaping interests, identity bloggers can essentially corner the market. In this light, Parks interview style has as much to do with self-promotion as it does with social change. Park devotes as much space to referencing her own work as a creative writer and comedian as she does to critiquing the powers that be. Parks message to potential audiences and employers is clear. Her identity as a person of color allows her comedy to succeed where the work of white satirists inevitably fails. Yet while the post-New Lefts boundaries keep the privileged out and kets, they also police the behavior of the disadvantaged identities it claims to speak for. When people of color, gays and women transgress identitybased barriers, they are accused of internalized racism, homophobia and sexism. Colbert is by all means an imperfect ally. Sometimes his jokes go too far, and sometimes they unintentionally detract from his broader purpose. Yet at its best, his work calls into question and exposes the unsound foundations of our nations racist, homophobic, transphobic and sexist assumptions. Activists like Park and McKenzie have made a name for themselves by highlighting and reinforcing the boundaries that divide us. Colbert and, yes, white racial satire, show us how absurd those boundaries are to begin with. Taonga Leslie is a writer for the Harvard Political Review. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Heres why we need white racial satireUWireTaonga LeslieUWire

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND 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 4-17-14-55-1 Furnished 2BR/2BA condo in Haile Plantation. Washer, dryer, front garden, back porch $1100 + utilities/month. Call 352-3788710 2-72-14-5-1 Enhance your educational experience! Student Condo 4BR/4BA individual leases. Excellent amenities on bus line, loads of parking utils incl. Now thru fall. $375mo. Also 3BR/2BA home steps to UF campus fall occupancy. Contact Bristol Park Realty 352367-2669 4-8-14-20-1 Best deal in town condo across campus 2 bedrooms each $325/mo.# 1 location for bus routes Resort-style living Rent Includes utilities, cable & internet, ladies only Call Belle @ 352-328-2477 4-23-14-18-1 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 5-29-14-68-2 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 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 SPYGLASSIndividual Leases. Furniture pkgs. incl Washer/Dryer & FREE Hi-Speed internet. Rates start at $439. Every unit an end unit. Mon-Fri 9-6 Sat. 10-5 Sun. 1-5 701 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-373-6330 www.spyglassapts.com 4-23-14-55-2 LAKEWOOD VILLASLarge 1,2 & 3BR floorplans starting at $665 Free Hi-Speed internet, washer/dryer, fitness center, computer lab, swimming pool etc. M-F 9-6, Sat. 10-5 700 SW 62nd Blvd. 352-371-8009 www.lakewoodvillas.com 4-23-14-55-2 UPPER WESTSIDE/ NANTUCKET WALK1 & 2 bdrm Luxury Apts. starting at $850. Granite counters. FREE Hi-Speed Internet. Parking avail. Walking distance to UF & Stadium. 408 NW 14th St. Now leasing for Fall 2014. For info. call 352-872-4644 www.upperwestsideuf.com 4-23-14-54-2 $500 spacious 1 BR Apt, private patio w/ locking gate, shade trees,squeaky clean, study/live quietly;1825 NW 10th St. 352 376 0080;postj@bellsouth.net 4-23-14-30-2 4BR/2BA unfurnished house. Close to UF. 605 SW 9th St. Cent AC/heat, W/D. No pets. 1 year lease. From Aug 16th. $1760/mo. + $600 sec. To see call 352-359-1508 5-1315-22-2 CLOSE TO UF HOUSES 352-665-7316 3BR/2BA fenced 3404 NW 7th Pl $1200/mo 611 NW 36th Terr $1250/mo 630 NW 34th Terr $1150/mo 4-9-14-10-2 Available August: Several Cute & Clean 2 & 3BR vintage homes near UF. Wood floors, C/HA, W/D. Rents @ $860-$1760/mo. Call/text Anita 352-575-4395 Details: www. CozyGator.com 5-13-14-21-2 VERY CUTE 1BR/1BA house on bus route, shopping close by. No pets. 930 NE 23rd Ave. $400/month. Email Jennifer at j_e_jackson@yahoo.com for more info. 4-11-10-2 2br Townhouse for rent $7505 minute drive to UF, 1.5 baths. Wood floors, community pool. 239-671-0484. Valpotin@aol.com 4-11-14-8-2 DOWNTOWN CHEAP DOWNTOWNAvailable now!!! Efficiency Apartment in the Heart of Downtown. 216 SW 3rd Ave. $425/ mth. Call 870-2760 4-23-14-14-2 ******** 3 BEDROOM HOME ******** Wood Floors. Screen Porch. Large Bonus Room. Central Heat & Air. W/D Hookups. Available for Fall. 1311 NW 8th Street. $1275/mth. Call 870-2760 4-23-14-14-2 $1000 3br/2ba 1400 sqft Beautiful, super spacious unit in a great condo commmunity. Perfect space for close friends or UF employees. Rent for less than $400/bedroom. Contact: jrmiller07@ufl.edu 4-16-7-2 PETS PARADISE$390 $650. No app or pet fee. 1 & 2BR, privacy fenced. SW. 352-331-2099 5-13-14-13-2 HIDDEN LAKE LARGE 3/3 over 1300 SQ.FT. Cable/Internet, W/D & TV incl. REDUCED to $999! All MOVE IN FEES WAIVED! Only 3 LEFT! 1015 NW 21st Ave. 352-374-3866 www.hiddenlaketcc.com 4-23-14-12-2 2/2 townhouse in the SW Close to SF, UF and line bus. Spacious, 1200 sq ft with private deck and balcony in each room. 352275-9507 4-14-14-5-2 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a 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 Campus Lodge 1/1 summer sublease in a 3/3. $479/month fully furnished, price nego tiable. Clean and quiet roommates. Please email s1134t@gmail.com for more details. 4-11-5-3 Do you want to know a secret? I'm subleas ing a poolside room at Estates for summer! 3 bus routes, 24 hr gym, 1 block from campus. 3/3 but available as a 2/2 or 1. Will subsidize! (904)228-9139 4-11-14-7-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds!Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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) 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATOR 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 GRANDFATHER PROPERTY central heat/ air, new roof, 3BR/2BA. Extra space for storage or office. Lots of parking space. Near everything. NW area. $124,900/OBO. Call 352-375-6754 4-15-14-10-5 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 COMPUTER HELP AND REPAIR Call John @ Just PC's Virus Removal, Cracked Screen Tutorials, Upgrades, Office 352-246-2231, 6515 NW 36 Terr 9-30-14-73-7 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 SCIENCE FICTION: Stolen memories, dangerous dreams, collapsing societies, lost souls, engineered life, our world transformed. REMEMBERING THE FUTURE: stories by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 4-22-14-20-10 SCIENCE FICTION: After catastrophic biological warfare, we may not agree on what nature is or what civilization is. WILDERNESS is a novel by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 4-22-14-20-10 SCIENCE FICTION: Life will change fast amid genetic engineering, climate engineer ing and economic upheavals. Will we cope? WONDERS AND TRAGEDIES is a novel by Alan Kovski. Available via Amazon.com 4-22-14-20-10REAL GIANT GATORMounted standing on moveable stand. Holding authentic football, hand-signed by 3 Gator Heisman winners. Email for photos & info donniefp132@hotmail.com 912-506-3200 4-16-14-10-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. 4-23-14-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-23-14-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $999. 1-2yr warranties with roadside assistance includ ed. 376-6275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-2314-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in town! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 3766275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-23-14-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-23-14-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-23-14-72-11 WWW.SWAMPCYCLES.COM Scooters & Motorcycles Sales & Service Quality, Experienced, Certified Technicians. Close to Campus, Lowest Prices. 633 NW 13th St. 352-373-8823 4-23-72-11 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 96 Olds Achieva $1000 95 Ford Explorer $1500 92 Toyota Camry $1999 91 Chevy Caprice $1300 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 00 Dodge Intrepid $1500 99 Infiniti $799 01 Ford Taurus $1900 97 Dodge Van $900 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 97 Blazer $2999 00 Jeep Cherokee $1999 99 Nissan Sentra $2999 96 Pontiac Bonneville $1500 352-338-1999 4-23-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES $0 DOWN!!! 3 MONTHS TO PAY TRANSACTION FEES!!!!! 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 NO CREDIT CHECK!! 6 MONTHS TO PAY DOWN PAYMENT!!! 352-375-9090 4-23-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO RENTALS ALL VEHICLES 2014 3630 N. MAIN STREET www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 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 SUNRISE AUTO RENTAL EASY TO RENT!!! NO CREDIT CARD REQUIRED! www.carrentalsunrise.com 352-375-9090 4-23-31-12 HEADLINERS SAGGING? POWER WINDOWS DON'T WORK? Call or google Steve's Headliners 352-226-1973. On site available. 4-23-3112

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12, ALLIGATOR Retiree wants to buy 2008-2012 Miata soft top; white or dark blue973-634-8821 4-11-12-5 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 Candice Jones 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 4-11-14-72-13 The Alachua County Crisis Center is seeking volunteers to become Crisis Line Counselors. 60 hours of in-depth training are provided. This is an opportunity to impact the lives of fellow community members and to gain life-enhancing communication skills. The next training class begins Saturday, May 17th, 2014. Please contact Jan Greene at 352-264-6782 or visit ttp://www.alachua county.us/Depts/CSS/CrisisCenter/Pages/ Volunteer.aspx for more information. 4-2319-13 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 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 New Horizons now hiring Bi-lingual (pref not nec) Educational Consultants full time $24k 352-642-1987 4-9-14-10-14 BEST PART-TIME JOB IN GATOR NATION 3 Miles from Campus $11.25/ Hr to Start | $12-$15 After Training Flexible Schedule | Ideal for Students Call Today (352) 2640044 5-13-14-1614 MEDICAL ASSISTANTPT for a doctor's office. Experience preferred. Email resume to: drpohani@gmail.com 4-914-5-14 Medical Office looking for part time medical assistant and/or front desk help for busy office. Must be dependable, computer literate, prefer to know some medical terminology. Experience preferred but not required. Please email resume to JAS3FL@aol.com 4-9-14-5-14 Part-time student positions at GatorWell: 2 graphic designers, 1 video production assistant & multiple wellness educators for the Health Hut. Details on our website. gatorwell.ufsa.ufl.edu 4-11-14-5-14 Opus CoffeeWe are searching for fun and motivated team players to work 15 to 40 hours per week at a fast-paced coffee bar. Starting pay is $8/hour + tips. Applications downloaded at opuscoffee.com; click on the Employment link at the bottom and follow the instructions. 4-18-14-10-14 Teacher assistants needed for a Christian preschool morning & afternoons part time shifts available. Experience needed working with young children. Please call 352-373-2985 M-F from 9-3 4-21-14-10-14 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 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 4-2314-67-15 Need your home or apt cleaned? Call SWEEPING SUCCESS CLEANERS. We offer cleaning services for students, professionals and seniors on the go that need assistance with housework. Call today; 352636-8563 or sweepingsuccesscleaners.com 4-11-14-10-15 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 ACLS BLS PALS CPR/FA American Heart Assoc. cert issued. Convenient scheduling. Teaching gators for over 15 years. Safetynet of Florida. Call us today (800)319-5708 6-10-14-40-16 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 IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!b 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 Pol Parsley The Thai Elvis With 5-piece Band. Now available for concerts, shows, weddings & special occasions. Call 352-338-0938 or youtube.com. PolParsley. Thank you very much. 8-18-38-21 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. 373FIND Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Horse Boarding 15 min fr UF $350/$500 Eng/West. Lit arena, 527 acres, show jumps, Lg & Sm dres. rings, 150+ XC Hunter Paces. BHS & Parelli instr 352-258-0317 mistymorninghounds.com 9-19-14-62-24 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.SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!"

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Sprinter honoredAthlete Dedric Dukes was named the USTFCCCA Division I Mens National Athlete of the Week. Dukes set two personal bests in two races at the Florida Relays.UF looking to sweep FSUNo. 15 Florida will play No. 1 Florida State tonight at 6 p.m. in meetings in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Aubree Munro and the UF softball team showed improvement at the plate against Auburn. Read the story on page 14. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickARLINGTON, Texas After Kentuckys Andrew Harrisons desperation three-point attempt clanked off the rim, Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright grabbed the defensive board, dribbled down the court and spiked the ball in celebration as the buzzer sounded. After not surrendering a lead for the enmoment of glory. With a 60-54 victory against the No. 8 seed Wildcats (29-11) on Monday night in a front of a championship gamerecord 79,238 fans in AT&T Stadium, the No. 7 seed Huskies (32-8) who beat Florida 63-53 on Saturday en route to the title game are now national champions for the second time in four seasons. Second-year coach Kevin Ollies group responded to each run Kentucky threw its way it with poise. Somebody told me we were Cinderellas. No, were UConn, Ollie said. This is what we do. Were born for this. Were bred to cut down the nets. Behind Final Four Most Outstanding Player Shabazz Napiers 22 points, the Huskies capped off an incredible tournament run with a win over a young Kentucky team riding a ton of momentum. UConn knocked off 10-seed Saint Josephs, 2-seed AP Photo Connecticut defeats Kentucky to win title ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa The Gators are gearing up for the meet theyve been waiting for all season: the 2014 NCAA Championship. With less than two weeks until Florida has to defend the coach Rhonda Faehn is looking for some key improvements. We had a solid competinot our best, and our athletes know that, Faehn said of Floridas performance at the 2014 University Park Regionals. and we had some areas in between that we really are going to address this week and work on. During regionals on Saturday, Florida suffered a few uncharacteristic falls and posted its second-lowest total score of the season (197.05). Faehn said her gymnasts excitement for NCAAs may have put them out of the right mindset for the challenge they were facing. Maybe they were looking past, a little bit, the competition and not as 100 percent focused and dialed in on being there in that exact moment, Faehn said. Thats something were going to keep working on this week and putting them in pressure situa-Weekend off helping UF prior to title meets ZOOPS SCOOPARLINGTON, Texas Trust me Gators fans, I know this sucks. Florida only lost three times this season twice to national champion UConn. If it werent for the Huskies, Billy Donovan and company would have had a good shot at taking down rival Kentucky for an amazing fourth time in the title game Monday night. Instead, the Gators are left sulking their Final Four defeat in Gainesville while Kevin Ollie and the rest of his UConn squad celebrate all the way back to Storrs, Conn. But Donovan and his four seniors had to endure three straight Elite Eight busts to get to where they got Saturday. The Huskies werent even in the tournament last year. So how is it fair that Florida will have to wait until next year to try and bring home a third national title? As a Chicago Cubs fan, Ive been telling myself Theres always next year for as long as I can remember. So yeah, I feel your pain. In a shocking twist of events, my Cubbies actually managed to capture the National League Central Division in 2007 and 2008 even claiming the leagues best record in the latter year. with All-Stars and a future Hall of Fame manager in Lou Piniella, Chicago was swept in the Division Series both seasons. I didnt know how to react. Should I be happy my team had enormous success in the regular season? Or should I be disappointed we didnt end the year like I wanted? Well, I know how you Gators fans should remember this season. Remember this year as one of the greatest in Florida history. Remember this year as one that started in shambles and ended in unity. Remember this year for what it was: amazing. When Billy Donovan took the podium on October 9 during Floridas media day, even he didnt know how special his squad would be down the road. Gators still worth cherishing despite Final Four loss Gators still worth cherishing despite Final Four loss Jonathan CzuprynTwitter: @jczupryn SEE TITLE, PAGE 15 SEE GYM, PAGE 15 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 15 UF Gymnastics Napier

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 SOFTBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126After dropping four straight contests, Florida was looking for a spark heading into its three-game series against Auburn. Behind solid pitching and key hits late in the game, the No. 6 Gators found their spark with a sweep over the No. 19 Tigers this past weekend at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. We felt like this weekend could be a really big turning point for us, sophomore Aubree Munro said after Floridas 4-2 win to open the series on Friday. No one feels good losing four in a row. Added coach Tim Walton: One thing we have to be able to look at is the fact that we still have a young team. With a young team dont have it. We really kept a consistent work ethic. I dont really think weve changed a whole lot other than maybe a couple personnel pieces along the way. Munro started the series on a high note, notching two doubles in Game 1 to bring her total to nine on the season. Since Floridas series against Tennessee, Munro has tallied four doubles, matching her total from her freshman year. It feels really good, the Brea, Calif., native said. Ive been kind of messing with my swing a little bit, just making sure I get back to being simple because thats what works for me. Im not a huge home run hitter. I think just doing my job and keeping it simple and getting to the ball has been really good for me. During Floridas seriesopening win against Auburn on Friday, Kirsti Merritt was a nonfactor at the plate. After batting .444 in three games against Tennessee, the game against the Tigers. But Merritt rebounded to close out the series. In Floridas 7-6 win on Saturday, Merritt hit leadoff home both of which put the Gators in the lead. I dont think theres any pressure on this team, Merritt said. When I come up to bat, I feel like theyre behind me no matter what, and if Im going to hit a home run, Im going to hit a home run. If I strike out, theyre going to be like Its no big deal. On the season, the Lake Panasoffkee native boasts a .304 batting average and a .580 slugging clip the second-highest mark on the team. Merritts eight home runs are second on the team only to junior Lauren Haeger, and she is one of two Florida batters to have at least 30 hits, 30 RBIs and 10 stolen bases this season. She plays hard, Walton said. Its really hard to fault her because you know shes going to give it her all. Kelsey Stewart saw her on base streak of 41 games end on Sunday, when she went 0 for 4 at the plate. Stewarts streak broke UFs record of 37 set by Michelle Moultrie in 2011. Taylor Schwarz drew a walk for the sixth straight contest on Sunday. After being walked only 15 times through Floridas walks since March 30. Floridas 1-0 win against Auburn on Sunday was its 11th shutout victory a ranked opponent. With the win on Sunday, senior Hannah Rogers has now pitched 34 career shutouts, four shy of tying with Stephanie Brombacher for the second most in UF history.Bats come alive in Floridas three-game sweep over AuburnWalton Jordan McPherson / Alligator S taffAubree Munro swings during Floridas 7-6 win against Auburn on Saturday at Katie Seashole Pressly

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tions. Really staying focused on the here and now and not getting ahead of ourselves. The Gators still managed wins in all events and ended automatically advanced to Were thrilled to be able to be going to the national Its a huge honor every single year to know that ev erything you worked for all season long its this close now. With a weekend off be fore the Gators travel to the weekend. We want to be able to had two weeks off in between each meet a much longer It gives our athletes a Faehn said. I think the turnaround wouldnt be long enough if we were instantly head week. I think that would be the athletesbut at the same time were so ready and we just want it to be here. landings from her gymnasts ting a little bit more of those hard landings because not theres really no more time left to try and save them Nows the time really to make sure that theyre 100 landings. ALLIGATORRachel Crosby / Alligator Staff AP PhotoBurnout Gators return several key players in -15 home the gold or even the sil the Gators (I dont want to make it seem like Florida has been a loser saw my Cubbies make it back to might die. saying Theres always next year for a while. But not you Gators fans. It hon estly could be next year. Although the four seniors will Chris Walker most likely return Frazier coming back and another UConn deserved to take home feated the Gators arguably the tournament twice during the season. They had to take down bring home their fourth national title. knows what hes doing. where the four seniors started and where they ended their collegiate careers. And since he signed that exten likely be back in the Final Four a few more times before he either calls it quits or heads to the NBA. next year and the year after that and the year after that. strong with your Gators. COLUMN, from page 13 GYM, from page 13 despite several falls But the Wildcats switched to a zone defense and Connecticuts Amida Brimah. and forward Niels Giffey. clock. vantage of the moment and sunk both of his free kies basked in joy. said. After UConn missed the NCAA Tournament TITLE, from page 13

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WILCOX RECORDED EIGHT SAVES AGAINST JOHNS HOPKINS. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_l In her third straight start, Mary-Sean Wilcox showed just how valuable she is in net. While No. 4 Florida (13-2, 4-0 American Lacrosse Conference) won 10-9 at No. 13 Johns Hopkins (10-2, 1-2 ALC) on Saturday, it wasnt the offense or the defense that shined for the Gators it was the teams sophomore goalkeeper. In a game where every draw control, ground ball and offensive possession could swing momentum, the Gators found solace in Wilcox as she made save after save and ultimately kept them in the game. Wilcox was Floridas No. 2 goalkeeper for March 26. She worked mostly as a closer for redshirt senior goalkeeper Cara Canington, but coach Amanda OLeary said the sophomore has been battling it out with Canington for the starting position all season in practice. Wilcox agreed with OLeary and said practices are pivotal in deciding who will start, But Wilcox said having two exceptional keepers practice against each other every day for a starting position has helped them become better players. [Canington is] a very experienced goalie, Wilcox said. I think we work well together, I think that even though it is a battle we do still help each other out in practice and games and stuff. So were very supportive, but were both very competitive at the same time. Wilcox played her best game of her career yet, tallying eight total saves in her second full game of the season. The Lutherville, Md., native became the Gators biggest momentum builder in the start of the second half after the Blue Jays jumped out to a 4-2 lead. With a close score at the end of the game, Wilcox made sure to hang on and prevent the Blue Jays from tying up the score with a quick save on a free-position shot. The issue Wilcox now faces is making sure to repeat her performance when Florida faces Vanderbilt on Sunday the team that broke Johns Hopkins 10 game win streak just a week before it faced Florida. Vanderbilt is a tremendous program as well, OLeary said. They have done a really great job (this season). They have a tremendous coaching staff there. Their upperclassman are very, very seasoned. Kelly Chandler, has had breakout performances in the last two weeks and will be one of Floridas biggest targets in defending. Against Hopkins, Chandler led the Commodores to a 12-11 win with four goals. Florida only has two regular-season games left and both are ALC conference games. If Wilcox can continue to make big saves and make momentum-changing game plans, Florida could shut down Chandlers scoring abilities and consequently, control the offensive pace for Sundays game. We have our work cut out for us, OLeary said. The big thing for this program is to get going faster. We need to go out and set the pace of this game. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffMary-Sean Wilcox defends a shotduring UFs win against Cincinnati on Feb. 23 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Wilcox started Floridas 10-9 win against Johns Hopkins on Saturday. Sophomore goalkeeper stepping up in net for GatorsMENS GOLF LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzelA little bit of rain couldnt stop Florida from getting off to a promtournament. The Gators are competing at the two-day Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point, Miss. begin play at 8:30 a.m. Monday, but the night before caused a delay. None of the teams made it through the scheduled two rounds of 18 holes each before the tournament was suspended due to darkness. Florida stands in a tie for third with Southeastern Conference foe Ole Miss, totaling a score of 289 (+1) through one round. Cincinnati sits at the top of the We played reasonably well today, nothing spectacular, coach Buddy Alexander said in a release. Our two juniors played solid all day, and everybody contributed a little bit beyond that. Eric Banks, one of the two juniors, leads the Gators after shootshot even par on 15 holes and made three birdies, leading to a tie for second place. J.D. Tomlinson, Floridas other junior, broke even on par with a 72, earning him a tie for 16th place. geys and one double bogey while also recording four birdies. Richard Donegan has continued his solid play from the Valspar Invitational two weeks ago. Through three birdies and is tied for 22nd place. Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports.org.Florida tied for third after second round is rained out at tourneyAlexander



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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 Bikers, get pumped: Air stations installed downtownThere are two, pg 5. Pet rescue offering free microchips to ownersIt can reunite pets and people, pg 4.Earth Day encourages Gators to adopt one sustainable habitUF will celebrate Earth Day early, pg 5. 73 /54 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Bridget Sloan and the UF gymnastics team are looking ahead to the NCAA Championships on April 18. Read the story on page 13. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 132 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffMeasuring UpZoe Wilson-Groark, right, an 18-year-old UF graphic design freshman, and Camille Caesar, a 19-year-old UF art freshman, hold up their pencils for sketching scale Monday in front of the Hub. The two were sketching the T.W. Bryant Space Science Center. KELCEE GRIFFIS and ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writers Today, residents will cast their votes to choose between the two top-rated candidates for a City Commission seat. Helen K. Warren and Annie Orlando are the only choices on the ballot for at-large seat 2. Mayor Ed Braddy said its no surprise the race went into a runoff. For a winner to be declared, a candidate must receive more than 50 percent of the vote. The race had a election March 11. Warren and Orlando emerged as clear favorites in the race when they both received vote percentages in the mid-40s. Since they were the top two contenders, they will face each other in the runoff. Whenever you have a they did in the atlarge (race), there is a good chance that no one would quite get the 50 percent, he said. As far as the impact of the runoff election results, Braddy said its hard to say. One new candidate wont totally change the commission, he said, but it could signal direction for the commission. You have seven elected Runoff election for City Commission seat today HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff WriterAfter three decades of pub crawling, Gator Stompin organizers are mixing it up by hosting an EDM-type concert in the Bo Diddley Community and Wolfgang Gartner. Heather Lilholt, director of community events for Pledge 5 the organization planning the event said Gator Stompin hopes to attract 10,000 people this year, but she said she realizes the plaza can only accommodate so many. Gator Stompin hosted Less Than ets.Waka Flocka, Wolfgang Gartner at Bo DiddleyCAMPUS RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterSince its October inception, Swamp Records has hosted a showcase, launched a blog and co-sponsored an event at Gainesville artists. The student-run record label announced partnerships with Gainesville bands Bells and Robes and The Savants of Soul on March 31. These partnerships mean Swamp Records will provide promotional support to the bands, both of which include members with ties to UF. head director Rachel Ring said. What we cant give them is money and a record deal get attention. The label collaborates with UFs Audio Engineering Society, so it has the capability to produce and edit audio for the bands nearing the end of the recording process when they were approached by Swamp Records. sity is prepared to sign artists yet due to lethis type of agreement, but the possibility is Swamp Records promotes not signs two bands with UF tiesSEE RUNOFF, PAGE 4 SEE SWAMP, PAGE 4 SEE DIDDLEY, PAGE 4Its Orlando vs. Warren Rachel Ring Braddy

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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, APRIL 8, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 83/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 81/57 SUNNY 79/53 SUNNY 74/49 THUNDERSTORMS 73/54VOLUME 108 ISSUE 132 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.CORRECTIONA guest column that ran Monday incorrectly stated the name of the writer as Zachary Smith. The writer was Zachary Lee. WHATS HAPPENINGNazis daughter to speak at Hillel Liesel Appel is the daughter of a Nazi and has made it her lifes mission to redeem the lost lives of her Jewish neighbors. She will speak to students and community members at Hillel on Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The doors will open at 6. This event is sponsored by Jewish Student Union, Student Government, the SG interfaith council and Hillel/Manoa. For more information, contact Rachael Cain at tzedek@ufhillel.org. Genocide awareness week Stop by Plaza of the Americas from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursday to learn about modern genocide. For more information, please contact Rachael Cain at tzedek@ufhillel.org. Sponsored by Jewish Student Union, Student Government, the SG interfaith council and Hillel/ Manoa. UPTAs Carnival for Kids The Undergraduate Physical Therapy Association would like to invite UF families to its kids carnival. The carnival will be Saturday from noon to 4 p.m. on Hume Field. Admission is $5 per family. All proceeds will be donated to muscular dystrophy research and related causes. There will be a Scooby-Doo bounce house, giant bubble stations, arts and crafts, face painting, prizes, raffles and more. Please contact UPTA at ufupta@ gmail.com with any questions. Celebrate Passover with UF Hillel Not going home for Seder? UF Hillel has you covered. Passover begins April 14, and UF Hillel will be organizing Seders for the first two nights of the holiday. There are many options to satisfy all our students needs. If you are interested in attending a large campus Seder, participating in a themed Seder or hosting a smaller one with friends, please register for Passover at ufhillel.org. All food served will be kosher for Passover. Seders at Hillel are subsidized for students and cost $15. No student will be turned away due to financial hardship. If you need financial assistance, please email rabbiswedroe@ufhillel.org or call 352-372-2900. Lavender Graduation LGBT Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation on April 18 at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBT and ally students at UF. The event is to recognize these students leadership and community service experiences that have made a difference in improving the campus climate regarding LGBTQ issues. If you are graduating, please notify LGBT Affairs to be recognized and receive a Lavender Graduation certificate as well as a rainbow tassel. LGBT Affairs is also looking for candidates for Spring 2014 Community Impact Awards and Rainbow Alliance Awards for Student LGBT Service and Research. Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic The second annual Velo Vixen MTB Skills Clinic will be held April 19 at 9 a.m. at San Felasco Hammock Preserve State Park. Lunch will be provided by Harvest Thyme Cafe, and all participants will receive fabulous Vixen commemorative T-shirts. Reservations are not necessary but are strongly encouraged. You can register online using PayPal at touchstoneval.com/vixenclinic. html. Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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This year, organizers got permission to close the street near the Hampton Inn and and the Department of Motor Vehicles to accommodate the expected turnout, she said. Lilholt said she plans to ers, emergency exits and the crowd is controlled. common in the EDM environment, Lilholt said a plan orate further. Krystal Martin, Gainesville Police special events coordinator, said Pledge 5 has two event one for the use of the plaza and one for alcohol. Both permits are still awaiting approval. plaza is open, there really is if the alcohol permit is apassessment on the limit. One of the requirements for permit approval is having control management, Martin said. Its their responsiand if they fail to do that, that will remove them or shut down the event. Lilholt said she plans to she expects a large turnout. have actually paid for an artwe normally have we always put local there, she theyre not using. Lilholt said people who concert are guaranteed spots Russell Etling, the cultural affairs coordinator for the Cultural Affairs Department, has hosted many events on the plaza. He said he is unthere for future years if UF decides Theyve never dealt with anyBecause the Swamp Records But Ring said she doesnt foresee tionship. If they dont treat us well, we nership. clients. But Ring said she doesnt Right now the purpose of Swamp Records is to help local musicians, she said. Gray Shermyen said the very altruistic relationship grants the tional record deal. tion leaves the opportunity open Swamp Records would support and even encourage, Ring said. Were still holding onto creopportunities open, said Shermyold UF alumnus, said the partnership with Swamp Records was a dream realized. ALLIGATOR Courtesy to the Alligator The Savants of Soul perform at The JAM on Jan. 24. The event was a showcase of local bands that also served as a launch event for the rebranding of Swamp Records. LOcaCAL KATHERINE BROWNAlligator Contributing Writer County at existing facilities. Helping Hands Pet Rescue decided to grant for the chips from the Wagmore Foundation, a local organization devoted to reducing stray animal populations in Alachua County. The grant allowed Helping Hands to purdogs. Any Alachua County cat or dog owner a shot. If a pet is lost and turned into a shelSome animals are found with collars and nized or transferred to a different location. If more animals in the community have microchips, shelters can connect more animals to owner rate at Alachua County Animal Services, she said. With the microchips, that percentage goes way up. continue to do clinics until they run out of chips. chology junior, said shed consider getting slips out of the house and runs around the In case something ever happens, Levert identify my dog. Pet rescue offering free microchips to all Alachua County ownersMoney not involved, only verbal commits SWa AMP, from page 1 DIDDLEY, from page 1Permits not yet approvedPolls are open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and ID is required to vote independent in terms of the issues and how they vote. voters who came out for the March election will hit the polls again and that those lot this time. crucial vote, she said. Warren said if todays election goes her way, she plans to learn everything she can But if it doesnt, Warren said shell conshe has the opportunity to run again. The Alligator couldnt reach Orlando for comment. But Braddy said hes supminded focus. According to a Supervisor of Elections news release, registered voters who live within city limits can vote in their precinct Voters must show a current, valid photo ID and signature at the precinct. votealachua.com. RUNOFF, from page 1 Bo DDiddley facts>> Birth name is Ellas Otha Bates>> Known as The Originator because of his >> Inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame>> Received a Grammy and a Lifetime Achievement Award>> Played a rectangular guitar Were looking to increase the return-to-owner rate at Alachua County Animal Services. With the microchips, that percentage goes way up. Andrea ReddickHelping Hands executive director ... this is a crucial vote.Helen K. Warrencandidate

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Bradley Norman / Alligator ceremony Monday morning. The event was held because the Alachua County Emerging Leaders, THERE ARE TWO. BRADLEY NORMANAlligator Contributing WriterCyclists can now pump it up in downtown Gainesville. The Alachua County Emerging Leaders unveiled one of two permanent bicycle pumps during a ribbon-cutting ceremony Monday between the Hippodrome State Theatre and Boca Fiesta. The other pump is located on the corner of First Avenue and Main Street. Andrew Romero, the organizations president, said the pumps would improve the quality of life for an increasing number of Gainesville cyclists. One of the things that weve discovered is that young professionals are driving their cars less and less every day, he said. Depending on the success of the pumps, the organization will consider adding more. I think these are one of the Romero said, so this will be an experiment, probably for the city and the community. Susan Bottcher, the outgoing District 3 city commissioner, said although the commission wasnt ance along the way. This melts in perfectly with our goals to try to improve the walkability and bike-ability in the urban core, she said. Michelle Ibarra, a 19-year-old UF art history freshman, said the organization should consider installing pumps on campus. Ive seen tons of students riding bikes, she said, so I think installing them on campus would be really useful and convenient, and theyd get used more.Bikers, get pumped: Air stations now downtown DAMARIS LOPEZAlligator Contributing WriterUF is asking students to leave bad habits behind in honor of Earth Day. Earth Day on Friday with its Turn Over a New Leaf campaign. The campaign involves students pledging to take part in one new sustainable activity in any of the areas of waste, transportation, food and energy, said Laurel NesI recently just got a new bike, so I would pledge to bike more and drive less, said Danielle Overton, a 19-year-old UF animal sciences freshman. which normally and nationally lands on April 22, early to We move Earth Day on campus to earlier in the month so that more people can be involved, Nesbit said. The event starts at 10 a.m. on the Plaza of Americas and will feature UF President Bernie Machens annual state of sustainability address. Jessica Yomano, an 18-year-old UF nutrition freshman, said its a smart idea to change the date of the observance of the holiday on campus. I think its great that UF is doing as much as it can to be a sustainable university, she said. Gators to hold the Champions for Change award ceremony, which recognizes individuals in the UF community who have contributed meaningfully to sustainability, health or both, Nesbit said.Earth Day encourages students to adopt one sustainable habit We move Earth Day on campus to earlier in the month so that more people can be involved. Laurel NesbitThe holiday will be celebrated Friday at UF

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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. Scott relies on half truths in gubernatorial raceAs the November gubernatorial election looms on Floridas horizon, the Rick Scott and Charlie Crist camps are neck and neck in the polls. However, a Voter Survey Service poll commissioned by the Sunshine State News released Monday revealed Scott has pulled slightly ahead of Crist. As it stands, Scott leads with a 45-percent poll ranking, and Crist is lagging at 44 percent. News outlets blame Crists public support of Affordable Care Act. The Sunshine State News reported the weight of Crists support for President Barack Obamas signature healthcare law continues to drag him down, citing James Lee, the president of Voter Survey Service. This seasons close race is like stepping into a time machine. The Sunshine State News also reported Lee said, This race, in my opinion, looks very locked in. In other words, it almost looks like a repeat of what we had in the summer of 2010. Lee described the Scott versus Alex Sink race as a back and forth ping-pong match in polling, according to the article. The sudden uptick in Scott approval is surprising considering all his shady behavior thats recently come to light. The Tampa Bay Times released a report Saturday that detailed his stealthy way of evading public records: In 2010, Scott prowasteful and replaced them with a private jet he purchased at his expense. But no public plane, Times writer Steve Bousquet said, means no public records. erence for stealth, Bousquet wrote. Despite his oft-stated tracking websites and even blacks out arrival and departure security. As governor, Scott doesnt have to disclose details about travel plans and expenses like other candidates, and hes using it to his campaigns advantage. Bousquet wrote that Scott is busy using half-truths to smear Crist. Last month, a PolitiFact Florida ruling found that a claim made by the Scott camp in an email to the media wasnt fully accurate. An email to reporters said Crist signed an automatic 15 percent annual tuition raise for public universities. While Crist did pass a law allowing tuition increases, the increases werent automatic, and they werent always 15 percent. PolitiFact Florida said Scotts statement is partially accurate, but leaves out many important details. highlights Scotts disconnect with Floridas general population. But his lead in the poll begs the question: Will Scotts old antics protecting big-business interests and not reporting all the facts land him a second term? Who knows? For Florida, the possibility of another four years with nobodys favorite Lord Voldemort look-alike isnt far off. 65 TOTAL VOTES29% YES 71% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Have you been skydiving? Todays question: Do you know who Bo Diddley is?Accent should invite more alleged criminalsAccent Speakers Bureau announced its sponsoring of Ehud Olmert, the former Israeli prime minister, before he abruptly canceled the visit on April 1. I Israeli prime minister. This might strike you as odd, considering Olmerts dark side, but let me explain. sized history picture book. One day, I came upon the famous line attributed to Voltaire: I do not agree with what you have to say, but Ill defend to the death your right to say it. Living up to that credo hasnt been easy. As a Muslim, right to offend my faith. But, then you realize, whats the point of freedom of speech if it means we only uphold it when the speech or the speaker is morally acceptable? It is in this spirit that I defend the right of Accent to bring Olmert, an alleged war criminal. I am aware many students are deeply disturbed by the idea of someone like Olmert stepping foot onto our campus. It doesnt help that our student tuition funds would go in his pockets, but that type of idiocy is expected when youre represented by Accent, a festering pool of nepotism as revealed by local newspaper stories. My defense of Accents decision to bring Olmert comes with great unease. The man has a sickening and ugly past, and thats no reference to the bribery charges he was convicted of last month. As prime minister, Olmert maintained Israeli control over the Gaza Strip, a tiny stretch of land inhabited by about 1.8 million people. Gaza has been enduring military occupation since 1967. But just in case the vanquished families starving, as they were since Israel began preventing adequate food, water, electricity supplies and medication entering into Gaza in 2007 were getting adjusted to the pain and misery, Olmerts cabinet decided it was time to have some fun. On Dec. 27, 2008, Olmert launched Operation Cast Lead against the population of Gaza, and a full-scale invasion ensued shortly after. Although the public reason from Olmerts side was to stop Palestinian rocket barrages, few outside analysts bought the argument as Israel targeted schools, mosques, hospitals, ambulances and UN buildings. By the end of the three-week bloodbath, nearly 1,000 Palestinian civilians had been slaughtered about one third of them children. The Israeli side received three civilian casualties. A defenseless Palestinian civilian population had seen the wrath of Olmert and his cohorts. In case the Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International condemnations against Israeli brutality werent clear enough, an independent UN investigative team war crimes and possible crimes against humanity. Currently, even the Israeli Supreme Court is considering charges against Olmert for his involvement in killings, collective punishment and attacks on Palestinian civilian infrastructure. Olmerts involvement in the massacre is undeniable only a rabid backer of Israel could say otherwise. Accent played off Olmerts past by saying hes just another controversial speaker. Well, Olmert is controversial if you somehow consider Kim Jong-un or Osama bin Laden as controversial to call a ruthless murderer or a terrorist controversial seems a bit of an understatement. Nevertheless, I defend Accents right to bring someone like Olmert. And if Accent is down to bring more alleged criminals to our campus in the future, there are some other murderers Id love to hear from. Considering how high the bar has been set, I doubt Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would make the cut, but Im sure Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays. TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar Khanopinions@alligator.org

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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Heres a number thats scary for Republicans: 18 percentage points. Since 2006, thats been the Democrats average lead among young voters nationwide, according to Gallup. It makes sense that the party that has stood in the way of marriage equality, immigration reform, raising the minimum wage, equal pay for equal work and increasing college aid for students would have a problem connecting with young Americans. And in election years, this gap matters even more. For example, President Obamas 67-percent share of young voters in 2012 was widely cited as one of the major contributors to his victory. Well, its another election year, and despite a self-commissioned Autopsy Report calling on Republicans to shift gears with young people, the GOP hasnt changed. Republicans shut down the government in an attempt to boot approximately 3 million young Americans off their families health insurance plans. They pushed for discriminatory antiLGBTQ legislation in states across the country and continue to block immigration reform, which would help young immigrants gain access to higher education and a path to U.S. citizenship. House Republicans even voted for a bill that could dismantle the Obama administrations action to provide relief from deportation for undocumented youth. In short, the GOP is still pushing the same old agenda that has alienated young voters for years. And rather than taking concrete steps to appeal to young Americans, its 2014 strategy is becoming clearer: Since it cant win with its ideas, it has decided to rig the system. In North Carolina, a restrictive GOP voter law prevents college students from using their school IDs as voter idenistration blocked the use of the Reitz Union as an early voting site. In Pennsylvania, Republican Gov. Tom Corbett is voter ID law, which limited the types of student IDs that could be used to vote. After pushing a 2011 bill that would prevent many students from voting in their college towns, the Republican Speaker of the New Hampshire House rationalized his support by saying young voters are foolish, liberal and just vote with their feelings. And those are just four examples. For those of us in school or just out of it, crucial tools that allow young voters and all Americans to more easily participate in the electoral process are under attack by Republicans, from early voting hours and absentee voting to voting where you go to school. By ending or limiting these, Republicans arent targeting just anybody: Theyre targeting us. Unlike Republicans, who have doubled down on a cynical scheme to stymie voter turnout, Democrats key values everything we do. We believe that more voices mean more prosperity and that there is no issue in this country thats ever been solved with less democracy. Thats why were takto vote and to promote our own efforts to expand the franchise to more Americans. The Democratic Partys push to expand the vote focuses on ensuring that every eligible citizen can register, that every registered voter can vote and that every vote is accurately counted. Were doing this not only by challenging legislative obstacles to voting but also by proactively working to register more voters and strengthen the democratic process nationwide. On this issue, like many others, Democrats are standing with young Americans while Republicans are shutting them out. Our voices wont be silenced. Instead, young people across the country are ready to efforts to expand the vote. Taylor Myers is president of the College Democrats of Ohio. Colleen Cullen is chair of the College Democrats of Wisconsin. John Quiroz is president of the Florida College Democrats. Louis Duke is president of the College Democrats of North Carolina.Why are Republicans pushing to restrict youth voting in our states?Guest column The Internet has given us so many beautiful and fantastic things. We can communicate with others in far-off lands, we can research almost anything within the span of a minute, and we can create and share information instantly. But its also bred a new class of web users that almost everyone with an Internet connection has experienced: the troll. Yes, they exist outside of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter universes. Trolls are the people who have something to say about everything theyve ever read or seen on the Internet. They can be racist, sexist, vulgar or a combination of all three. noxious user who uses shock value to promote arguments and disharmony in online communities. Nothing is ever good enough or correct enough to these members of the cyber society. To them, there is forums or comment sections, trolls have crawled out literally everyone. Remember when your mother told you, If you dont have anything nice to say, dont say it at all? This was never told to the trolls. Their creed is, If you dont have anything nice to say, say it over and over again. I may joke around, but in all actuality, this high level of maliciousness has caught the attention of psychologists. These psychologists have seen the aggressive and have access to the Internet. The scientists believe trolls have become a class of online sadists. They thrive off of putting other people down. Rather than offering constructive criticism, they immediately shut down any amount of positivity. Not only is this form of cyber-bullying sadistic, but its also narcissistic. They get pure pleasure out of criticizing others and feeling like they know the truth about every topic under the sun. If they believe they are right and have the right to say such, that means they believe their viewpoints and opinions are more valid than anyone elses classic narcissism. Studies have also been conducted where these people are said to be insatiably nasty. They are fueled by the arguments and sadness they incite in others. The overall crux of the study shows psychopathic characteristics in the trolls based on the negative qualities they possess. You most likely would not be able to spot the average troll in real life. These people wait until they are behind the screen of a computer before they feel safe in putting others down. Having the security blanket of online anonymity has allowed trolls to talk a big game yet cower behind the screen. So you may be asking yourself, Rachel, what should I do to avoid Internet trolls? The sad truth is that there is nothing you can really do. Odds are the person who has the tenacity to nitpick a random detail is not going to be the same person who concedes during an argument. The more one argues with them, the happier and them, roll your eyes and move on with life. If an argument ensues, you will only become more frustrated as the troll becomes more excitable. Long story short: There will always be people in your life whom you dont agree with or simply cannot tolerate but have to interact with. Trolls are not these people. They are not worth your time and not worth your energy. The less attention they get, the hungrier So, dont feed the trolls. Rachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Dont feed the trolls: a new class of cyber bulliesGuest column Rachel Kalisheropinions@alligator.org In a recent installment of Black Girl Dangerous, a popular blog of the post-New Left, Mia McKenzie questions the willingness of people of color to defend The Colbert Report against Suey Parks #CancelColbert Twitter campaign. What is white racial satire doing for us that is so important? McKenzie asks, wondering why people of color would put themselves on the line in defense of a white comedian. The wording of the question is part of a trend in post-New Left circles that devalues the nuances of individual experience in favor of identity-based narratives. A person of color defending Stephen Colbert is suspect because his or her primary motive should be racial self-interest. The details of the event itself are less important than their potential as jumping-off points for discussions of race, gender and sexuality. In the process, individual experiences are minished. Parks very campaign is emblematic of this approach. Despite the campaigns name, Park is not particularly concerned with any single joke or even Colbert himself. In an interview with Salon, she describes the hashtag as a tool to describe the evil of whiteness at large. According to Park, no individual white person is welcome in her revolution against the racist hegemony because whiteness will always be the enemy. Park expresses impatience with understanding context, instead highlighting the overwhelming importance of race in determining her understanding of events. Black Girl Dangerous takes a similarly deterministic approach to identity and interpersonal relations. White supremacy, patriarchy, homophobia and cissexism are treated not as overall trends but as literal realities that create near-impossible divides between identity groups. According to the blogs ideology, empathy across lines of gender, race or sexuality is virtually impossible. In fact, a large proportion of the blogs posts are dedicated to casting suspicion on the very idea of an ally. Aside from a page that encourages readers to become allies of the blog for $20 a month, the term is treated with a mix of skepticism and disdain. Emphasizing boundaries and divisions is one of the blogs primary motives. While McKenzie and other contributors might make passing mention of self-avowed enemies of the movement, their true vitriol is reserved for those who attempt to transgress social boundaries. Thus, activists are far more likely to criticize Macklemores pro-gay anthem Same Love than Eminems blatantly homophobic Rap God. People who attempt to serve as allies to a movement outside their identities are far more suspect than those that act in self-interest. Tightening boundaries makes good sense as a business strategy for rising stars of the post-New Left. By emphasizing the importance of race in shaping interests, identity bloggers can essentially corner the market. In this light, Parks interview style has as much to do with self-promotion as it does with social change. Park devotes as much space to referencing her own work as a creative writer and comedian as she does to critiquing the powers that be. Parks message to potential audiences and employers is clear. Her identity as a person of color allows her comedy to succeed where the work of white satirists inevitably fails. Yet while the post-New Lefts boundaries keep the privileged out and kets, they also police the behavior of the disadvantaged identities it claims to speak for. When people of color, gays and women transgress identitybased barriers, they are accused of internalized racism, homophobia and sexism. Colbert is by all means an imperfect ally. Sometimes his jokes go too far, and sometimes they unintentionally detract from his broader purpose. Yet at its best, his work calls into question and exposes the unsound foundations of our nations racist, homophobic, transphobic and sexist assumptions. Activists like Park and McKenzie have made a name for themselves by highlighting and reinforcing the boundaries that divide us. Colbert and, yes, white racial satire, show us how absurd those boundaries are to begin with. Taonga Leslie is a writer for the Harvard Political Review. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Heres why we need white racial satireUWireTaonga LeslieUWire

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ALLIGATOR 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 GRANDFATHER PROPERTY central heat/ air, new roof, 3BR/2BA. Extra space for storage or office. Lots of parking space. Near everything. NW area. $124,900/OBO. Call 352-375-6754 4-15-14-10-5 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. 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TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Sprinter honoredAthlete Dedric Dukes was named the USTFCCCA Division I Mens National Athlete of the Week. Dukes set two personal bests in two races at the Florida Relays.UF looking to sweep FSUNo. 15 Florida will play No. 1 Florida State tonight at 6 p.m. in meetings in Gainesville and Jacksonville. Aubree Munro and the UF softball team showed improvement at the plate against Auburn. Read the story on page 14. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickARLINGTON, Texas After Kentuckys Andrew Harrisons desperation three-point attempt clanked off the rim, Connecticut guard Ryan Boatright grabbed the defensive board, dribbled down the court and spiked the ball in celebration as the buzzer sounded. After not surrendering a lead for the enmoment of glory. With a 60-54 victory against the No. 8 seed Wildcats (29-11) on Monday night in a front of a championship gamerecord 79,238 fans in AT&T Stadium, the No. 7 seed Huskies (32-8) who beat Florida 63-53 on Saturday en route to the title game are now national champions for the second time in four seasons. Second-year coach Kevin Ollies group responded to each run Kentucky threw its way it with poise. Somebody told me we were Cinderellas. No, were UConn, Ollie said. This is what we do. Were born for this. Were bred to cut down the nets. Behind Final Four Most Outstanding Player Shabazz Napiers 22 points, the Huskies capped off an incredible tournament run with a win over a young Kentucky team riding a ton of momentum. UConn knocked off 10-seed Saint Josephs, 2-seed AP Photo Connecticut defeats Kentucky to win title ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa The Gators are gearing up for the meet theyve been waiting for all season: the 2014 NCAA Championship. With less than two weeks until Florida has to defend the coach Rhonda Faehn is looking for some key improvements. We had a solid competinot our best, and our athletes know that, Faehn said of Floridas performance at the 2014 University Park Regionals. and we had some areas in between that we really are going to address this week and work on. During regionals on Saturday, Florida suffered a few uncharacteristic falls and posted its second-lowest total score of the season (197.05). Faehn said her gymnasts excitement for NCAAs may have put them out of the right mindset for the challenge they were facing. Maybe they were looking past, a little bit, the competition and not as 100 percent focused and dialed in on being there in that exact moment, Faehn said. Thats something were going to keep working on this week and putting them in pressure situa-Weekend off helping UF prior to title meets ZOOPS SCOOPARLINGTON, Texas Trust me Gators fans, I know this sucks. Florida only lost three times this season twice to national champion UConn. If it werent for the Huskies, Billy Donovan and company would have had a good shot at taking down rival Kentucky for an amazing fourth time in the title game Monday night. Instead, the Gators are left sulking their Final Four defeat in Gainesville while Kevin Ollie and the rest of his UConn squad celebrate all the way back to Storrs, Conn. But Donovan and his four seniors had to endure three straight Elite Eight busts to get to where they got Saturday. The Huskies werent even in the tournament last year. So how is it fair that Florida will have to wait until next year to try and bring home a third national title? As a Chicago Cubs fan, Ive been telling myself Theres always next year for as long as I can remember. So yeah, I feel your pain. In a shocking twist of events, my Cubbies actually managed to capture the National League Central Division in 2007 and 2008 even claiming the leagues best record in the latter year. with All-Stars and a future Hall of Fame manager in Lou Piniella, Chicago was swept in the Division Series both seasons. I didnt know how to react. Should I be happy my team had enormous success in the regular season? Or should I be disappointed we didnt end the year like I wanted? Well, I know how you Gators fans should remember this season. Remember this year as one of the greatest in Florida history. Remember this year as one that started in shambles and ended in unity. Remember this year for what it was: amazing. When Billy Donovan took the podium on October 9 during Floridas media day, even he didnt know how special his squad would be down the road. Gators still worth cherishing despite Final Four loss Gators still worth cherishing despite Final Four loss Jonathan CzuprynTwitter: @jczupryn SEE TITLE, PAGE 15 SEE GYM, PAGE 15 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 15 UF Gymnastics Napier

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14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 SOFTBALL JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126After dropping four straight contests, Florida was looking for a spark heading into its three-game series against Auburn. Behind solid pitching and key hits late in the game, the No. 6 Gators found their spark with a sweep over the No. 19 Tigers this past weekend at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. We felt like this weekend could be a really big turning point for us, sophomore Aubree Munro said after Floridas 4-2 win to open the series on Friday. No one feels good losing four in a row. Added coach Tim Walton: One thing we have to be able to look at is the fact that we still have a young team. With a young team dont have it. We really kept a consistent work ethic. I dont really think weve changed a whole lot other than maybe a couple personnel pieces along the way. Munro started the series on a high note, notching two doubles in Game 1 to bring her total to nine on the season. Since Floridas series against Tennessee, Munro has tallied four doubles, matching her total from her freshman year. It feels really good, the Brea, Calif., native said. Ive been kind of messing with my swing a little bit, just making sure I get back to being simple because thats what works for me. Im not a huge home run hitter. I think just doing my job and keeping it simple and getting to the ball has been really good for me. During Floridas seriesopening win against Auburn on Friday, Kirsti Merritt was a nonfactor at the plate. After batting .444 in three games against Tennessee, the game against the Tigers. But Merritt rebounded to close out the series. In Floridas 7-6 win on Saturday, Merritt hit leadoff home both of which put the Gators in the lead. I dont think theres any pressure on this team, Merritt said. When I come up to bat, I feel like theyre behind me no matter what, and if Im going to hit a home run, Im going to hit a home run. If I strike out, theyre going to be like Its no big deal. On the season, the Lake Panasoffkee native boasts a .304 batting average and a .580 slugging clip the second-highest mark on the team. Merritts eight home runs are second on the team only to junior Lauren Haeger, and she is one of two Florida batters to have at least 30 hits, 30 RBIs and 10 stolen bases this season. She plays hard, Walton said. Its really hard to fault her because you know shes going to give it her all. Kelsey Stewart saw her on base streak of 41 games end on Sunday, when she went 0 for 4 at the plate. Stewarts streak broke UFs record of 37 set by Michelle Moultrie in 2011. Taylor Schwarz drew a walk for the sixth straight contest on Sunday. After being walked only 15 times through Floridas walks since March 30. Floridas 1-0 win against Auburn on Sunday was its 11th shutout victory a ranked opponent. With the win on Sunday, senior Hannah Rogers has now pitched 34 career shutouts, four shy of tying with Stephanie Brombacher for the second most in UF history.Bats come alive in Floridas three-game sweep over AuburnWalton Jordan McPherson / AAlligator SS taffAubree Munro swings during Floridas 7-6 win against Auburn on Saturday at Katie Seashole Pressly

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tions. Really staying focused on the here and now and not getting ahead of ourselves. The Gators still managed wins in all events and ended automatically advanced to Were thrilled to be able to be going to the national Its a huge honor every single year to know that ev erything you worked for all season long its this close now. With a weekend off be fore the Gators travel to the weekend. We want to be able to had two weeks off in between each meet a much longer It gives our athletes a Faehn said. I think the turnaround wouldnt be long enough if we were instantly head week. I think that would be the athletesbut at the same time were so ready and we just want it to be here. landings from her gymnasts ting a little bit more of those hard landings because not theres really no more time left to try and save them Nows the time really to make sure that theyre 100 landings. ALLIGATORRachel Crosby / Alligator Staff AP PhotoBurnout Gators return several key players in -15 home the gold or even the sil the Gators (I dont want to make it seem like Florida has been a loser saw my Cubbies make it back to might die. saying Theres always next year for a while. But not you Gators fans. It hon estly could be next year. Although the four seniors will Chris Walker most likely return Frazier coming back and another UConn deserved to take home feated the Gators arguably the tournament twice during the season. They had to take down bring home their fourth national title. knows what hes doing. where the four seniors started and where they ended their collegiate careers. And since he signed that exten likely be back in the Final Four a few more times before he either calls it quits or heads to the NBA. next year and the year after that and the year after that. strong with your Gators. COLUMN, from page 13 GYmM, from page 13 despite several falls But the Wildcats switched to a zone defense and Connecticuts Amida Brimah. and forward Niels Giffey. clock. vantage of the moment and sunk both of his free kies basked in joy. said. After UConn missed the NCAA Tournament TITlLE, from page 13

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WILCOX RECORDED EIGHT SAVES AGAINST JOHNS HOPKINS. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_l In her third straight start, Mary-Sean Wilcox showed just how valuable she is in net. While No. 4 Florida (13-2, 4-0 American Lacrosse Conference) won 10-9 at No. 13 Johns Hopkins (10-2, 1-2 ALC) on Saturday, it wasnt the offense or the defense that shined for the Gators it was the teams sophomore goalkeeper. In a game where every draw control, ground ball and offensive possession could swing momentum, the Gators found solace in Wilcox as she made save after save and ultimately kept them in the game. Wilcox was Floridas No. 2 goalkeeper for March 26. She worked mostly as a closer for redshirt senior goalkeeper Cara Canington, but coach Amanda OLeary said the sophomore has been battling it out with Canington for the starting position all season in practice. Wilcox agreed with OLeary and said practices are pivotal in deciding who will start, But Wilcox said having two exceptional keepers practice against each other every day for a starting position has helped them become better players. [Canington is] a very experienced goalie, Wilcox said. I think we work well together, I think that even though it is a battle we do still help each other out in practice and games and stuff. So were very supportive, but were both very competitive at the same time. Wilcox played her best game of her career yet, tallying eight total saves in her second full game of the season. The Lutherville, Md., native became the Gators biggest momentum builder in the start of the second half after the Blue Jays jumped out to a 4-2 lead. With a close score at the end of the game, Wilcox made sure to hang on and prevent the Blue Jays from tying up the score with a quick save on a free-position shot. The issue Wilcox now faces is making sure to repeat her performance when Florida faces Vanderbilt on Sunday the team that broke Johns Hopkins 10 game win streak just a week before it faced Florida. Vanderbilt is a tremendous program as well, OLeary said. They have done a really great job (this season). They have a tremendous coaching staff there. Their upperclassman are very, very seasoned. Kelly Chandler, has had breakout performances in the last two weeks and will be one of Floridas biggest targets in defending. Against Hopkins, Chandler led the Commodores to a 12-11 win with four goals. Florida only has two regular-season games left and both are ALC conference games. If Wilcox can continue to make big saves and make momentum-changing game plans, Florida could shut down Chandlers scoring abilities and consequently, control the offensive pace for Sundays game. We have our work cut out for us, OLeary said. The big thing for this program is to get going faster. We need to go out and set the pace of this game. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, APRIL 8, 2014 Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffMary-Sean Wilcox defends a shotduring UFs win against Cincinnati on Feb. 23 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Wilcox started Floridas 10-9 win against Johns Hopkins on Saturday. Sophomore goalkeeper stepping up in net for GatorsMeENsS GOLF LAYNE WEITZELAlligator Writer@laynejweitzelA little bit of rain couldnt stop Florida from getting off to a promtournament. The Gators are competing at the two-day Old Waverly Collegiate Championship in West Point, Miss. begin play at 8:30 a.m. Monday, but the night before caused a delay. None of the teams made it through the scheduled two rounds of 18 holes each before the tournament was suspended due to darkness. Florida stands in a tie for third with Southeastern Conference foe Ole Miss, totaling a score of 289 (+1) through one round. Cincinnati sits at the top of the We played reasonably well today, nothing spectacular, coach Buddy Alexander said in a release. Our two juniors played solid all day, and everybody contributed a little bit beyond that. Eric Banks, one of the two juniors, leads the Gators after shootshot even par on 15 holes and made three birdies, leading to a tie for second place. J.D. Tomlinson, Floridas other junior, broke even on par with a 72, earning him a tie for 16th place. geys and one double bogey while also recording four birdies. Richard Donegan has continued his solid play from the Valspar Invitational two weeks ago. Through three birdies and is tied for 22nd place. Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports.org.Florida tied for third after second round is rained out at tourneyAlexander