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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 Tuition equity bill hits roadblock in Senate committeeLocal supporters are upset, pg 3. Its located behind the Hippodrome State Theatre, pg 5. 6-year-old son of Shands nurse slowly recovers after cardiac arrestPeople are raising money for Todd, pg 8. Mackenzie Caquatto balances her goals of being a teacher with her athletic commitments. Read the story on page 14. 74 /62 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 140 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffMakeshift MusicA local band of friends plays outside the Hippodrome State Theatre on Thursday afternoon. The musicians played using both traditional and homemade instruments. KATHERINE ARELLANOAlligator Contributing WriterGators hoping to run in next weeks Midnight Fun Run may be left standing still. Registration closed early for the eighth annual run, which is scheduled for midnight next Wednesday, due to an alltime high of 2,000 registrants. Even though registration was supposed to stay open without a cap until the day of the event, it closed midday Wednesday. Weve been watching it since day one, knowing that it is unprecedented growth for us, said Andy Howard, assistant director of marketing and communications for RecSports. The goal was to reach 1,500 participants, which would beat the previous record amount of 1,300, he said. The run attracted more than 800 people With 2,000 registrants, Midnight Fun Run spots fullThe run is Wednesday night STUDENTS HAVE SEVERAL OPTIONS. RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterAs Starbucks-fueled stuthe semesters end, Gainesville moving companies prepare for a marathon of their own. Bellhops, a national techbased moving service, is gearing up for Gainesvilles annual post-Spring exodus with its largest local team yet following a successful trial period in town. With 75 local student employees and plans to hire up to 50 more, the Tennessee-based startup is expanding rapidly, co-founder Cameron Doody said. The students employed as independent contractors receive localized mobile alerts to claim new opportunities as they become available, on a Every job is booked through the companys web application, which serves as a hub for communication prior to moving day. Doody, 28, said the web-based approach allows the brand to scale and mobilize a ly. Although Bellhops employment practices allow the company to accommodate high volume, the owners may be overestimating the local demand, said Wade Swikle, president of local competitor 2 College Brothers. I understand wanting to accommodate more business, the 23-year-old UF alumnus said, but its not like were turning customers away, even during peak times. I dont think any local moving companies face that kind of demand. Swikle started Smarter Moving Solutions in 2012, during his senior year at UF. He acquired 2 College Brothers from its founders last October. Like Bellhops, Swikle exclusively hires students for his moving service. But with six employees and the goal of hiring between 10 and 15 more this week, the similarities end. Students employed by Bellhops have to pass an in-depth screening and training process before they can get a job, but Swikle said theres no substitute for consistent experience in Jobs run more smoothly with trained employees that coordinate moves on a regular basis, he said. Theyve dealt with different situations over time and gained the experience that comes with that. Although 2 College Brothers is retaining a traditional employment structure, Swikle said he isnt afraid to mix things up. The company is partnering with Gator Dominos this summer to bring free large-pizza vouchers to every moving job this summer. People always order pizza when theyre moving, he said, Moving companies ramp up for SummerLOCAL HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgAlachua County Tax Collector LaVaughn Fraser died Thursday morning after an extended illness. Fraser, 76, had served as the tax collector since 2000 after spending about two decades as the assistant tax collector. John Power, chief deputy tax collector, said Fraser, who insisted on being called Von by all of his colleagues, enjoyed serving the residents of Alachua County for the past 33 years. He loved people, and people loved him, Power said. He was really admired throughout the community. Before serving in public ofin the U.S. Army as a non-comnews release. He received his degree in accounting from UF in 1969 and a masters degree in public administration from the University of North Florida in 1992. Power said Frasers main focus when working was customer service. (He) enjoyed serving the public and instilled that in his staff. We miss him, but the best way we can honor him is to continue serving the public, Power said. He had great appeal throughout the community. You mention his name, and people would have a big smile. Long-serving county tax collector diesSEE MOVING, PAGE 4 SEE RUN, PAGE 4Fraser Weve been watching it since day one, knowing that it is unprecedented growth for us.Andy Howardassistant director of marketing and communications, RecSports

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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 FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 82/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/56 CLOUDY 71/56 THUNDERSTORMS 74/62 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 140 ed, please send your resume and a short paragraph (250 words or fewer) about why you would be a good fit for this position to novoa.cf@ufl. edu. Restoring Bambooville A group of students is working to present a formal proposal to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee to bring back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville or contact Elliot Larkin at Larkin@ ufl.edu or Nick Chrone at NChrone@ufl.edu. Also, sign the petition on Change.org. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to kgriffis@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENINGDog Easter egg hunt Give your dog the chance to sniff out Easter eggs at Sweet Paws Bakerys doggy Easter egg hunt at 5:30 p.m. today at 5330 SW 91st Terrace. Eggs will be filled with delicious homemade dog treats and hidden around the store for dogs to find. This event is free, and open to anyone looking for an egg-cellent time. For more information, email mail@sweetpawsbakery.com. Lavender Graduation LGBT Affairs is hosting its annual Lavender Graduation today at 7 p.m. The ceremony acknowledges the achievements and contributions of LGBTQ 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 Saturday 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 strongly encouraged. Earth Day Fest needs groups, volunteers Earth Day Fest will be Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. The event will include solar and sustainable living demonstrations, organic gardening and beekeeping displays, a kids corner with games, egg coloring and more. Volunteers are needed. Groups interested in attending can email earthdaygainesville2014@gmail. com. Celebrate Earth Day at the Florida Museum of Natural History Explore the wonders of life on Earth with hands-on activities and a huge plant sale at the Florida Museum of Natural History. On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., participate in Earth Day activities in the adjacent UF Natural Area Teaching Laboratory and see diverse specimens from the museums vast collections. The museum will also host a large plant sale with more than 120 species of difficult-to-find and butterfly-friendly plants Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. where attendees can learn how to attract butterflies to their homes and which plants are proven winners. Accent, host, native and nectar plants are available for purchase with proceeds benefiting the museums Butterfly Rainforest exhibit and other museum events. For more information, visit flmnh.ufl.edu/ earthday or call 352-8462000. Danza Dance Company presents Extravadanza The Spring 2014 showcase will take place Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Admission is free. Info session for GREEN Study Abroad The Global Renewable Energy Education Network is holding an information session Monday at 3:30 p.m. in the IFIC conference room. Come learn more about studying sustainability and renewable energy in places like Iceland and Peru. Class credit is available for these bucket list adventures. For more information, email alex.harris@ufl.edu. Leadership position available: Advertising chair The UFAI board is seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic students to join them in taking UFAI to another level of campus awareness next semester. Experience with Photoshop and Adobe are a plus, but not required only a passion and love for human rights. If interestHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online calendar:alligator.org/calendar

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FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Courtesy to the AlligatorFree FallenIn this photo by Justin Simmons, a bald eagle sits on Southwest 34th Street on ThursLOCAL CHRISTIAN PAINAlligator Contributing WriterA local pizza joint is celebrating the end of the semester with free slices. Italian Gator Pizza by the Slice will give free pizza Monday More app downloaded. They show the app, and they get the free slice, said Joel Mills, owner of the restaurant, 1728 W. University Ave. to local businesses. and UF alumnus Edward Lavagnino approached him about cates on the app for more than a year. He said Mills wanted to celebrate the end of the semester and give back to students. What better way than to give free food, Lavanigno said. I love Pizza by the Slice, she said. I go there almost every time Im in Midtown. That place is the best, she said. I might just have to move here.Free Pizza by the Slice to those who download coupon app ITS GETTING A SPONSOR. JANA BERKOWITZAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF club paintball team hit its target this weekend. The team placed 13th out of 52 Paintball Association national championships this past weekend in Lakeland. John Lowery, president of the engineering senior, said the team held weekly practices to prepare for Tube videos to help improve their individual game. We had a lot of new players it didnt go so well, he said. But tion for the competition. Lowery said the competition was tough, but he was proud of how the new players held up. Brian Basnight, treasurer of the engineering sophomore, said one of the biggest obstacles the team had to overcome was lack of funding. RecSports gives some funding, ticipating in the sport more realistic in the future. ship from Empire Paintball to help players buy gear and make practices more affordable, Lowery said. get, and paintball is by far the most expensive sport Ive ever played, Basnight said.UF paintball team places in top 20 at national championship I go there almost every time Im in Midtown.Lorena Marrero UF psychology junior MATTHEW HOECKAlligator Contributing Writer tuition to undocumented students was halted Thursday night, and Gainesville advocacy groups are upset. state tuition if they attended a Florida high school for four years. The House bill passed in March. Its Senate twin was one committee away from a general assembly vote, which would have meant passage of nounced he would not add the bill to Senate appropriations committee. my view, be reserved for legal residents of Florida, Negron told the Miami Herald. The announcement is a blow to groups who had hoped for passage. dents for a Democratic Society chapter founded. We are very dismayed, she said. There was large support across state from universities and state legislatures. (The) bill looked like it would pass. ciation, said its only a delay for the bill. it harder, she said. Legislators are not representing their constituents. Its the leadership that is in the way. We have a majority. UF declined to comment.Tuition equity bill hits roadblock in state Senate

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because their entire kitchen is packed up in boxes. For those who prefer to leave their belongings in Gainesville over the summer, newcomer HaulBox offers a cheaper alternative to traditional storage options. Born out of the Gator Lab accelerator program at Starter Space downtown, the startup is the brainchild of Luke McGurrin and the programs team of project managers. Students can have the companys black and yellow plastic boxes delivered to their front company returns to collect them. The boxes are stored in HaulBoxs warehouse until students request them back. Uber changed everyones outlook on what business can provide on-demand, the 23-year-old UF storage hadnt changed in forever, so it deserved another look. registration. However, soon after hitting 800, Howard and a few other race coordinators went over the logistics of the event and ultimately determined that this year it would not be wise to accept more than 2,000 people. Their concerns included security, the service of the breakfast and the administration of check-in procedures. Howard said that within time participants. Its exciting for us, he said. Its one of our goals to always encourage people who havent been involved. The department plans to accommodate more participants in 2015 due to the increase in interest. He said the majority of respondents said they heard about the race through email campaigns from RecSports or through Facebook. Every time we sent out an email campaign, we had somewhere around 500 people sign up, Howard said. Toward the end of the registration period, RecSports stopped sending out email campaigns, so those not able to sign up wouldnt be upset. The organization also began to send out messages to inform people that the event was going to have a cap. registration was closed to tell everybody, hoping that everyone would have a fair chance to register, Howard said. Eduardo Rizo, a 20-yearold UF biochemistry junior, said he was not able to sign up for the run. He said he is disappointed because he and his friends thought it would have been semester. advance because we didnt Rizo said. ALLIGATOR New startup stores boxes in warehouse MOVING, from page 1 RUN, from page 1Many learned of race via email, FacebookLIFESTYLE ALISSA KOTRANZAAlligator Contributing WriterA recent study conducted by researchers at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine revealed some troubling realities for young fathers. The study, published in Pediatrics Digest, followed 10,253 young 2005. By the end of the time period, 33 percent of the men were fathers. Of those men, 68 percent showed an increase in depressive symptoms. It also suggested that main factors causing depression were living with their children, living with a spouse suffering from a form of maternal depression and fathering a child with behavioral or emotional issues. According to the study, depression affects between 5 and 10 percent of fathers while postpartum depression and other forms of depression affect between 10 and 15 percent of mothers. The study also showed there are few and, in some states, no programs that provide services and counseling for new fathers experiencing depression. liam Marsiglio said the increase in paternal depression in the past decade could be related to a change in what fatherhood means. Fathers are now increasingly and family, to the extent that some might be experiencing psychological depression, Marsiglio said. Marsiglio said younger fathers are also transitioning into adulthood while taking on fatherhood, which may contribute to their stress levels and put them at risk for depression. For UF food science and human nutrition junior DJ Staub, fatherhood brought on many of these emotions and experiences. The 21-year-old became a dad four years ago. Staub said he had to embrace adulthood before he was ready because he knows his daughter depends on him to succeed in school and in life. You are responsible for the safety and well-being of another person, which is an incredible change when youre living the carefree life that most young people enjoy, Staub said. Although Staub is younger than the men in the study, he said more should be done to help fathers who suffer from depression. Sometimes its harder for men to be open and honest about their feelings, and programs designed to help depressed fathers could make a huge impact, Staub said.Study: Depression following fatherhood found in young men VALENTINA SANTANAAlligator Contributing WriterA new study showing a relationship between marijuana use and brain abnormalities is facing scrutiny from some Gainesville experts and residents. The study, conducted by Hans C. Breiter, included 20 users between the ages 18 to 25 and 20 nonusers who were matched by sex, age and other traits. The recreational users claimed to smoke an average of four days a week. Jodi Gilman, co-author of the study and a neuroscientist at Massachusetts General Hospital, said the results showed a range of abnormalities in the brain of marijuana users. marijuana (users) than in control participants in the nucleus accumbens and the amygdala, abnormalities in the left nucleus accumbens and right amygdala. abnormalities in young adult moderate users. She said the abnormalities were dose-dependent, which means the differences were more pronounced in those who reported using more marijuana. But Julia Rae Varnes, a specialist at Gastudy only shows a relationship between marijuana use and brain abnormalities, but it doesnt show a causal relationship. The study was cross-sectional and used participants who were self-selected marijuana users. That means we dont know which marijuana use, Varnes wrote in an email. However, Varnes said she thinks marijuana use can have downsides. Many drugs, including legal drugs, have the potential to negatively affect the brain, she said. Any drug has some potential for negative effects period. management sophomore at Santa Fe College, said he doesnt think smoking marijuana moderately would have a negative effect. I personally think marijuana could negatively affect you if you smoke excessively, he said. If you smoke like three or four times a week, and youre still being productive, I dont see a problem with that. Gilman said the next thing to study is the relationship between these structural abnormalities in the brain and functional outcomes. I also think its important to assess how structure effects relate to the addictive properties of cannabis for each individual, she said.Locals question study about marijuana effects on brainResearchers surveyed 20 people Fathers are now increasingly experiencing family.William MarsiglioUF sociology professorCourtesy to the AlligatorBellhops student movers Weston Wamp, right, and Jared Houghton carry a couch as part of their moving service in Chattanooga, Tenn. Bellhops is run completely via a web application.

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FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 AP PhotoFlamin-go-around LOCAL CHRISTINE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing Writer sat in the Lotus position and began the daily meeting in the meditation room. He started by reading a list of 15 things that will make your life happier if you give them up. This is a regular 10 a.m. meeting at the Gainesville Florida Hostel, better known as the Zen Hostel. Located at 404 SE Second St. behind the Hippodrome State Theatre, it is the only hostel in Gainesville and was opened in January 2005 by Terrell. The hostel consists of two bright-colored buildings connected by a large open patio. Terrell said he originally wanted to open just a Zen center but added the hostel to make money. hostel, but theres a need for a Zen center where you can advance your spiritual understanding, he said. The hostel offers private or dorm beds, shared kitchens, bathrooms and an outdoor shower. There are no televisions, but there is free Wi-Fi. One of the current residents, who calls himself Pirate, said he and his girlfriend were hitchhiking in Ocala when they picked up a ride to Gainesville. The driver took them to the hostel, and theyve been staying there for the past three months. I was so grateful for it because its the best thing thats ever happened to me, he said. Cindy Monaco, a manager, used to live in the St. Francis House before walking by the hostel. Back then, she had $60 to her name, but now she helps run the house. Its the best place Ive ever been, she said. During the meeting, the managers and travelers kept describing the Zen Hostel as a shared home where they live, eat and work together. This is a place where we work as a community so that we dont have to be so burdened individually, Pirate said. Dont believe any of that stuff, owner Terrell joked. Its just a place where a bunch of fools get together. The hostel doesnt charge visitors, according to its website. Instead, it accepts gifts of usually $20 or $25 a night. Travelers can work for rent as well. Every day except Wednesdays, the hostel holds a meditation session, which the visitors and managers feel is the most important aspect of the house. Welcome to the Zen, Pirate said. Take off your shoes. This is a place where we work as a community so that we dont have to be so burdened individually.resident

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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.The last full week of classes passed by in a blur of taxes, blood moon Instagram pics and studying endless studying. For seniors, the end is in sight, and for everyone else well, were just excited for a break. Before you busy yourself ing your bags for one of the many music festivals coming up, goodbye edition of...Darts & Laurels For example, the Alligator reported yesterday, the bill mandates breweries sell bottles and cans to distributors. To sell to their own customers, they must buy the stock back. It also prevents brewers from opening wineries or cideries. ishing craft beer scene. So were tossing an exceptionally pissed-off DART to SB 1714 regulation of Florida breweries. On Monday, we were pleased to learn that the Tampa Bay Times, which has a handful of UF and Alligator alumni, won erage of the countys Homeless Recovery program, (which) sitional housing for the poor funneled millions of public ditions, according to the Times. From one (much smaller) newsroom to another, were handing off a congrats-on-No.-10 LAUREL to the Tampa Bay Times. This week, Facebook announced that it would be rolling out a new feature on its mobile app that would answer what at this very moment? users (who have consented to use the feature and know that ing out on a map, according to the Times. So in case you like Facebook but wish it was more similar to Grindr and The Sims 3, this new feature is perfect for you. where your friends are at all times? This app seems more like right now and I wasnt invited?) than a tool of convenience. DART at Facebook for being creepy as hell. collective LAUREL to all those little things niors, and as for everyone else see you later! 108 TOTAL VOTES94% YES 6% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Should FSU have handled the Winston case differently? Todays question: Do you smoke pot?Summer is coming: Dont be dumbA lot of people did a lot of dumb things this week. lic spotlight, what, with everybody in the world walking about with the entirety of the Internet in their pockets. And, as it seems, very few of us can handle that kind of power. If youve been having a rough day, be grateful you ican Airlines account: hello my names Ibrahim and Im Im gonna do something really big bye. cause American Airlines was like um, you really f***ed son, more people started tweeting fake bomb threats to American Airlines, including a guy who wanted to know bomb. yet, though. Some disgruntled customer sent US Airways a snarky complaint, and it told her to visit its customer relations team. But instead of a link to the page, its reply contained a rather lewd photo of a woman with a model airplane that had apparently crashed into her vagina. ly balanced. But by far the dumbest and anyone did was cause a ruckus at the ceremony marking the Marathon bombings. Some guy left a rice cooker full of confetti in a backpack near the site of the bombings, which was in poor cautionary reasons, i.e. preemptively blown up by the The guy who put it there was found running around lutely ridiculous. He was promptly arrested and is now facing charges of disturbing the peace. Sources are divided as to whether the suspect, who is an art student, was doing a work of performance art, things. cies, every now and things like those come up as really convenient examples of how easy it is to do something really stupid. Summer is coming, and everybody and their mother is planes. Letting go is something we all deserve to do: After ever that ends up being, just, for the love of God, keep in mind the potential unintended consequences of whatever youre doing. Getting taken into custody by the FBI is up there with some of the best ways to ruin your summer. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His columns appear on Fridays. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Alec Carveropinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7With graduation right around the corner, theres one thing everyone you come into contact with is dying to know: What are your postundergrad plans? And I tend to tailor my response to whoever is asking. Its not that I dont have a plan but I dont exactly have a plan, either. But Im not panicking. I can just feel the judgment coming my way after that confession, but judge away, friends. I may not have exact post-graduation plans, but that doesnt mean my growth as a functioning member of society is stunted. And you shouldnt feel bad if you dont have exact plans yet, either. Let me give you the rundown on how I ended up at UF. In retrospect, it all seems kind of funny. During my senior year of high school, I applied to one college: The U.S. Merchant Marine Academy. When I decided it wasnt for me, my only other options were to take time off or go to community college. I chose the latter because even though I wasnt sure what career I wanted to pursue, I knew I wanted to be in school. I enrolled in Miami-Dade College, and I took classes every semester from August 2009 to July 2011. I dabbled in evphotography, creative writing, acting and trigonometry (who did I think I was?) all while working. When Id earned my associates degree, it was time to apply for colleges again. I started the process the way I do most things: by making a list. This particular list was of colleges with journalism programs I was interested in. Originally, UF was not on it. Id sworn off state schools long ago, a high-hat move for a Hispanic girl who grew up in a single-parent home with four siblings, but Florida was my least favorite place. I hated the thought of having to stay here if I could help it. I decided to apply to UF because it was my then-boyfriends top choice, and I wanted to give our two-year relationship a chance (I dont believe in long distance). I dont remember how much time passed between when I submitted my application and when I heard back, but Id forgotten I even applied. My ex had accepted an offer from Rutgers, and I was planning on moving to New York to be close enough to Newark to be with this guy while establishing residency to qualify for in-state tuition at an art school in the city. In my 19-year-old head, it made so much sense. My relationship was important to me, and since Id moved away from New York during my elementary school years, itd been my dream to move back. Then one Saturday afternoon, I checked an email account Id gone a little too long without checking (a habit Ive since corrected because journalism) and saw an email from UF. Id been admitted. move away with, and I took UFs acceptance letter as a sign. I didnt share it with anyone at the time because I didnt realize it right away, but my mind was made up. At the end of summer, I moved from Miami to Gainesville into an apartment with three strangers, and two days after that, I started at UF. international relations in Anderson Hall, and I remember tweeting at 7:30 a.m., This place is straight out of Dead Poets Society. Fast forward three years, and Im preparing to graduate. During my time at UF, Ive learned so much. Despite any frustrations I may voice now and then, I know Ive received some of the best journalism training in the country. From having taken reporting three nancial accounting class I mistakenly ended up enrolled in, I wouldnt take any of it back. OK, maybe that $700. Regardless, to say Ive had a blast is an understatement. If theres one thing about journalism Ill always love its the constant change, so to have a lack of set plans adventure. After all, plans dont always work out the way you imagine. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her column appears on Fridays.No post-graduation plans for this senior yet, but its OKColumn Marjorie Nunezopinions@alligator.org Cody Wilson is not your typical second-amendment activist. The former University of Texas law student has gained international notoriety by being the 3-D printer and to make public the information necessary to allow anyone with access to a 3-D printer to do the same actions that earned him the No. 14 spot on Wired.coms list of The 15 Most Dangerous People in the World. But Wilson is not exceptionally dangerous, at least no more dangerous than anyone else with a 3-D printer. There are two primary goals motivating Wilson and his company, Defense Distributed. For one, according to Wilson, providing people with the means of producing a gun is a literal attack on the governments monopoly on violence. And two, it is a symbolic gesture indicating that the gun can never be eradicated from the earth. The general question underlying his project is simple: What is to be done when societys laws and values cannot be reconciled with the norms of our behavior? norms and values in mind. This month, while speaking at the Oxford Union, Wilson said, The language of an open society was ripe for abuse ... It was ripe for a co-option. The progressive ideal can no longer be consistent when it comes to gun control. In simpler terms, the standard progressive agenda in the U.S. is ridden with contradictions. Do you value freedom of expression, freedom to create and use new technologies, freedom to communicate privately? If so, it will become increasingly hard, if it is not already impossible, to defend an anti-gun or pro-gun regulation stance. The standard abstract questions about guns and society are no longer relevant: Are guns good? Should they be regulated? Is gun ownership a right? A different kind of question must be asked: Namely, what role will guns play in our political future? This is a question that must be asked by the nonviolent left, a group to which Wilson does not belong. His Nietzschean rhetoric reveals that violence and chaos are not necessarily undesirable, and although in one sense printing guns is a symbolic gesture, the guns are meant to be used. This is the point that must be contested. Wilson fancies himself a philosopher or, at least, a student of philosophy and his proclivity for postmodern jargon can easily obfuscate the indisputable political force of his actions. His philosophizing (the supposedly dangerous part) is subpar to say the least and shouldnt be taken too seriously. However, the act of printing a 3-D gun should be taken very seriously. It stands on its own as a concrete revolutionary act and demonstration of the inadequacies of the prevailing neoliberal ideology. Andrew Pentland is a UF history senior.Gun regulation is impotentGuest columnAndrew PentlandSpeaking Out I am a huge Stephen Colbert fan. Just a few weeks ago, I wrote an article defending his satirical show, The Colbert Report, in light of a hasty tweet that was made through his shows Twitter account. The hashtag #CancelColbert to the eight-year nightly news show on the basis of a racist tweet. Ironically, the people who backed this idea will get what they wanted. Just last week, Colbert was announced to take over The Late Show with David Letterman. Although The Late Show was an innopremiered, it has become a source of awkward, aged humor. Lettermans jokes are a lot like his shows set: They appear not to have changed much since the show began in 1993. Ive been saying and hoping that Letterman would retire soon, so when he announced it last week, I was ecstatic. It was the same joy I felt with Lenos retirement. I was excited to see what could be brought to the table that was new and innovative. Its not every day someone steps down from a gig thats lasted more than 20 years, especially not one that was neck-and-neck with The Tonight Show for a very long time. Somehow, in the midst of all of the talk about replacements, Colberts name came up multiple times. However, the idea seemed strange every single time. One would wonder why a man who has an incredible thing going for him would give it all up. For the past nine years, The Colbert Report has crafted something absolutely magical, something many had never seen created so masterfully. Its the perfect combination of humor and intelligence. It pushes the limits. It makes me think about what could be and even my next-door neighbor. Somehow, giving that up for something as blah as The Late Show seems ridiculous. Colbert is just as much a part of The Colbert Report as the Report is part of him. He has become one with his satirical character, so much that it is hard to know what he sounds like when hes not pretending to be a crazy, conservative news show host. This seems to be one of the biggest issues when it comes to Colberts Late Show takeover. If Colbert drops the act, there may not be much left of him. in 2015, I am unsure whether his audience will accept him. The Comedy Central audience that does follow him to CBS will likely be disappointed, as theyll miss the tonguein-cheek humor and his lovable-jerk attitude. Theyll miss the edgy jokes that targeted conservatives, the ridiculous impromptu Daft Punk sequences and maybe even the traditional segments like Yahweh or No Way or Cheating Death with Dr. Stephen T. Colbert, D.F.A. CBS chose Colbert because he was already a popular host with many fans and followers. However, for Colbert and CBS, this move seems almost like a cheap move theyre both losing some major opportunities. For Colbert, hes not only giving up an incredible show, but hes giving up a character that many have grown to love. For CBS, its missing the opportunity to put someone truly innovative in Lettermans spot. In a world where a guy named Jimmy is more likely to get a late-show gig than a person of color or a woman, it would be sweet to give someone other than a white guy a ly pull her own weight on a late show. Hopefully it all works out for Colbert because hes one of the best comedians out there. If not, Comedy Central will surely keep his 11:30 p.m. slot nice and warm, ready for him to come on back home. Carolina Trevino is a writer for The Daily Cougar. A version of this column appeared on UWire. Changes coming with Late ShowUWireCarolina TrevinoUWire

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ONLINE FUNDRAISERS HOPE TO HELP WITH BILLS. KATHERINE BROWNAlligator Contributing WriterAs a nurse, Lauren Furgason has seen her fair share of cardiac arrests. But she didnt expect it to happen to her 6-year-old son. Todd Miller loves to play baseball, soccer and tennis. He spends his days riding his scooter and playing with his pets two dogs, Hooper and Brody, and a cat, Lexie. He watches Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and plays Xbox Kinect when it rains. Now, Todd lies in a hospital bed. Last month, he collapsed at his after-school program at O2B Kids, 6680 W. Newberry Road. He was taken to North Florida Regional Medical Center, where he was resuscitated and transferred to UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital, Furgason said. Furgason, 24, was at work at the Shands Trauma Intensive Care Unit ance, Brian Fryburg. It never crossed my mind that it could have been his heart, she said. Fryburg, 25, who had been home Several O2B staff members and the hospital chaplain greeted him. When the hospital chaplain came over was sort of my What happened to Todd? moment, said Fryburg, a UF College of Veterinary Medicine graduate student. Furgason said Todds biological father suffers from a heart condition called restrictive hypertrophic cardiomyopathy which causes the walls of the heart to be rigid and monitored his entire life by a cardiologist, but he never showed signs of having the condition. His last appointment was in October. He never complained of being tired, Furgason said. He never complained about not being able to keep up. The doctors believe Todd suffers from the same condition as his father. He has been on medication for his heart rhythm since the day he collapsed and remains in a halfconscious state. Hell open his eyes, but it doesnt always look like hes looking at you, Furgason said. It looks like hes looking through you. This week, he had surgery to place an automatic implantable carwhich will shock his heart in the case of failure. Todd will need rehabilitation therapy for brain damage he suffered in the 25 minutes between when he collapsed and when his heart started again, Furgason said. His brain was deprived of oxygen, cits to his motor functions. Were not sure how much hell recover from those, she said. Thats more of a wait-and-see game that were still playing. Furgason and Fryburg have been sleeping at the hospital frequently while neighbors and friends watch their pets. Ive gone home for maybe four said. If Todd has a good day, I have a good day. If Todd has a bad day, I have a bad day. Michael Weber, 33, facility manager at O2B Kids, said Todds colsituation he has dealt with in his 12year career. The after-school program made and signed a banner that hangs in Todds hospital room. Weber said Todd, who was about to play kickball when he collapsed, was always smiling. Todd is missed here, he said. There are two online fundraisers on Rally.org and GiveForward. com to help pay for Todds medical bills as well as the familys normal monthly bills, since Furgason has taken temporary leave from work. Furgason and Fryburg said theyre overwhelmed by the communitys support. Fryburg said the family is staying positive. In the end, no matter how much time it takes, well have Todd back, he said. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 Courtesy to the Alligator Brian Fryburg, Lauren Furgason and Todd Miller eat at the T-Rex Cafe in Orlandos Downtown Disney. Todd went into cardiac arrest last month and has been in the hospital since. 6-year-old son of Shands nurse slowly recovers after cardiac arrest

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BUY IT. SELL IT. FIND IT. 373-FIND FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/CLASSIFIEDS Classifieds Get that rent money rolling in. Place an ad in the Alligator Classifieds to get your place rented out. Call 373-FIND. SS & VA ARE WELCOME!Starting @ $375/BR All inclusive! Furnished Cable Internet Utilities www.campuswalk.co 352-337-9098 8-18-25-1 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 5-15-14-61-1 Furnished 2BR/2BA condo in Haile Plantation. Washer, dryer, front garden, back porch $1100 + utilities/month. Call 352-3788710 2-72-14-5-1 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 2/2 in 3/3 Windsor Park. 2nd floor, washer/ dryer and other appl. Own B/B, on bus stop close to UF. Avail 6/1 for yr lease. Pool, hot tub, tennis, gym, $400/mo + 1/3 util. Tiffany 321-446-5009 5-29-14-14-1 CHASE HOLLOW condo 3/3! Granite,wood cabinets. Beautifully decorated.Close to Shands, VA, five bus lines. Local mom and pop landlords. We care. 1200/month. 352339-6265 4-22-14-5-1 3BRs avail in a great 4BR/4BA renovated. Well furn student apt Countryside at the University condo. $350/rm/mo. Starting 8/15/14 or before. hi-speed internet & cable incl. in rent. HDTV & DVD, W/D, walk-in closet, patio, on Bus rts 9, 35 & 36. (1.2 mi to UF) Bball, vball, pool, spa & gym. Indiv leases, Female students preferred. Call or text 813731-7747 or email. jigishanyc@yahoo.com 5-13-14-5-1 2BR/2.5BA Townhouse, walk to UF & Downtown. W/D and off street parking. Avail 8/1 for 1 yr. lease. $425 mo.+ 1/2 util. Call or text 305-982-7218. 4-23-14-4-1 Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. Empty Space? Find your next tenants in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND to place your ad today! 1BR APT $395/moSmall pet ok. Call 352-372-1201 or 352-2133901 4-23-14-72-2 Deluxe, Large 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7BR apt/ house, 60 second walk to UF. Remodeled, Old House charm. Central AC, washer/dryer included. Wood floors. With Parking. By Private Owner. 352-538-2181 lv message 4-23-14-72-2 ELLIES HOUSES Quality single family homes. Walk or bike to UF. www.ellieshouses.com 352-215-4991 or 352-215-4990 12-5-14-168-2 MADISON ON 20th 1 & 2 BR AptsJust off SW 20th Ave & 34th St. 1BR/$475, 2BR/$595. 335-7066, visit us on Facebook or Twitter or at madisonon20th.com. 4-23-1472-2 Spacious 1, 2, & 3br starting at $475. Many floor plans, some w/ enclosed patios or balconies. Italian tile, BRs carpeted. DW, W/D hk-ups, verticals, CH/AC. Near bus rte, some walk to UF. Sec 8 accepted 352-332-7700 4-23-14-72-2 Centerpoint 1220 NW 12 ST $460 1BR/1BA 530 SQ.FT. Bike to UF through-tree lined streets or ride the bus located one block away! No application fee, most pets ok. E.F.N. Properties, 352-371-3636 or www.efnproperties.com rentals@efnproperties.com 5-29-14-68-2Now 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. Off-street parking. 1 year lease. From Aug 16th. $1680/mo. + $600 sec. To see call 352359-1508 5-13-15-22-2 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 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 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 4-7 Bdrm houses available July/Aug. Great for UF and Sante Fe. Ask about our family discounts!! Interested? Call Eric Manin at 352-682-7424 5-29-15-2 May or August: Several Cute & Clean 1 & 2 BR vintage apartments near UF & down town, with wood floors, fans, & blinds. Rents: $455 to $1080. Call/text: 352-575-4395; www.CozyGator.com 5-20-14-12-2 $99 MOVE IN SPECIAL 1, 2, 3 & 4Bdr Market Units 1-year lease. Appliances, Carpet & Tile included. 3101 NE 15 Street Gainesville, FL Call 352-378-9135 today. Applicants Must Qualify. 4-23-5-2 $400/rm ALL INCLUSIVE UNIVERSITY TERRACE WEST 2 Christian males looking for 2 like-minded students. Call/Text Eric 352-682-7424 6-10-14-26 Bedroom Compound Near UF.2 Houses (3/1,3/2) and Warehouse located on huge fenced property. HOT TUB, LAUNDRY, SPACE, PRIVACY!! Nothing like it around! $3750 Available August 1. 612229-4138 flyingstartproperties@gmail.com 5-13-14-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. LEAVING FOR THE SUMMER?NEED TO SUBLET YOUR ROOM? DON'T WAIT PLACE YOUR SUBLEASE AD TODAY!IT'S EASY...JUST GO TOwww.alligator.org/classifiedSingle 1/1 at The Estates summer sublease 20ft from 3 RTS bus lines Furnished All Utilities included check website $929/month price negotiable with in reason 386-867-1106 4-22-14-4-3 IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Bedrooms for rent in updated 3/2 condo. Clean, quiet, on bus route. Washer/dryer in unit, pool, workout room, tennis courts. Master bedroom $425/mo, other $375/mo. (727)455-4204 4-22-14-5-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463) 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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10, 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 LOANS FOR LANDLORDS! We Finance From 5-500 Units As Low As 5.5 %. 1-4 Fam, Townhome, Condos OK. Contact B2R: 1-855-940-0227 www.B2RFinance.com 4-18-1-5 New 3BR/2BA Lake Cottage on 2+ acres with lake access only $99,900. Ready for finishing touches! City water/ sewer, gated, 2 private recreational lakes. Convenient to town. Prime South Florida location. Call now 1-866-352-2249. 4-18-1-5 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-FINDALLIGATOR CLASSIFIED ADSGET THE JOB DONE!REACH MORE THAN 50,000 READERS EACH PUBLICATION DAY 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 4-22-14-20-10 Moving sale in Longleaf Village 4/19/14 starts at 8am. Furniture and household items. 8001 SW 77th Ave, Gainesville. 4-18-14-2-10 BUY OR SELL AN RV ONLINE Best Deals and Selection Visit RVT.com Classifieds Thousands of RVs for Sale by Owner and Dealer Listings www.RVT.com 888-771-8430 4-18-1-10 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. 8-18-14-25-11 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 8-18-14-25-11 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 8-18-14-25-11 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 4-23-14-72-11SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 8-18-14-25-11 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 Another Saturday night without a date? 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ALLIGATOR 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 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 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 32604CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-23-14-72-13 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. 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 5-13-14-72-13 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.alachuacounty.us/Depts/CSS/CrisisCenter/Pages/ Volunteer.aspx for more information. 4-2319-13SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" This newspaper assumes no responsibility for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. 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FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Easley holds pro dayFormer Gators defensive lineman Dominique Easley held a workout for Elcin Ulu and the UF womens golf team begin Read the story online at alligatorSports.Poll questionWill the Florida gymnastics team repeat as national ADAM PINCUS@adamDpincusHitting coach Brad Weitzel tossed baseballs about 45 feet from home plate to a group of Gators that included Casey Turgeon, Justin Shafer and Richie Martin. The three players played through a sub-.500 season in 2013 that had Florida and coach Kevin OSullivan on the fringe of missing postseason play. They were laughing on Thursday as they practiced bunting, which made for an appropriate scene for the No. 9 Gators (24-13, 9-6 Southeastern Conference), who have turned their season around and developed a new identity. what we need to do to win. Everyone is coming together. Its one thing to use clich after clich, but its another thing in strength of schedule and RPI. Lifes good for the Gators, who will start freshman Logan Shore (3-2, 1.67) on Friday night at 7:30 and Aaron Rhodes (3-2, 2.63) on Saturday night at 7 against Georgia (21-15, 7-7-1 SEC) to begin its eight-game home stand. Florida sits a game up on No. 11 South Carolina in the division. But the race is close UF and last-place Missouri are separated by just three games. this, OSullivan said. Its probably going to come down to the last series of the year. When it does, Florida will be prepared when it gets tight. It has 10 one-run wins, good for three more than it had last season. Rhodes emerging as a long reliever and Shore providing stability to the rotation has given the Gators much-needed versatility among its pitching staff. OSullivan has a trove of pitchers, rightand left-handed, who he can depend on in any situation. Taylor Gushue struggled, but now he leads Florida in nearly Execution on offense and defense has been the difference. going to get the job done, and if we dont then the next guy behind us is going to get it done, Gushue said. We really it around. Gushue, Martin, OSullivan and John Sternagel all used the word gritty when describing this years squad. They arent wrong. the year if there were such an award in college baseball. He pitched 18.1 innings as a side-armer who lowered his arm slot to compensate for a season-ending elbow injury a year before. with 37.2 innings pitched and has earned a spot in the rotation. end deter him from anchoring the staff. Now he has entrenched himself as the Friday starter. March 25 against Florida State. He has started 11 of the last 12 contests there. Sternagel would spend his Monday off days practicing at McKethan Stadium. As with the rest of his team, some schools maybe have trouble bunting, or moving a guy over and what not, Sternagel said. standing.William A. England / Alligator StaffFlorida celebrates after an inning during its 4-0 win against Maryland on Feb. 14 at McKethan Stadium. The Gators W OMENS TENNIS IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5match of the tournament later today. No. 4 Florida (19-4, 11-2 SEC), which is also the tournaments fourth seed, will play Were preparing for a pretty grueling tournament coming up, coach Roland Thornqvist said. The SEC tough. This years tournament in the top 15 nationally, including No. 3 Alabama, No. 6 Georgia, No. 8 Texas bilt. Florida is 2-2 in matches against those four teams and 9-0 against the rest of the Because they earned a top-four seed, the Gators received a two-round bye. UF is happy with the opportunity to enter todays match with fresh legs against a team that has already begun competition. We [didnt] want to play on Thursday. The more you play, the more wear and tear youll have on your bodies, Thornqvist said. But Friday is going to be tough. Were playing a top-10 team probably, right off the bat. If Florida wins today, it will play the winner of the top-seeded Alabama and No. 8 seed South Carolina matchup. But the Gators refuse to focus on anything besides todays match. at a time, Thornqvist said. We cant reform.SEE W OMENS TENNIS, P A GE 15Thornqvist We all know who we are, what we need to do to win. Everyone is coming together.Richie MartinUF shortstop

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GATORS START NATIONAL SEMIFINALS TODAY. ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa Mackenzie Caquatto, known to her friends, teammates and coaches as Macko, is one of 13 gymnasts on Floridas 2014 roster. But sometimes the 22-year-old feels like shes the only one. At least one day a week, Caquatto is practicing alone, and most days she gets a late start, which forces her ished. up by that time, so Im usually by myself on Thursdays, Caquatto said. But I come in and try to get fast as possible. Its a tough schedule, but the coaches are really great and theyve worked with me and theyve allowed me to come in later and they stay with me. I feel like Im treated like any other member on the team when I come in late. her other passion: teaching. Ive wanted to be a teacher ever since I was younger and I actually never changed my mind, which kind of scared me coming into college because everyone is like, Im doing this, no Im doing this, and theyre changing all the time, Caquatto said. In December, Caquatto will cross the stage in the arena that has been years, graduating with a bachelors degree in elementary education. In December 2015, she will repeat the process, graduating with a masters in elementary and special education. Currently, Caquatto is in the second year of UFs three-year Proof the program, Caquatto will be placed in a full-time internship in a local classroom where she will put the practical skills she learned in class to use. Its been a crazy schedule ever since I started this program, but even the team, theyve been there for me, Caquatto said. Some of the girls will stay after if they have time and cheer for me and keep me motivated in the gym, which is really awesome too because its not always easy working out by yourself. Caquatto is already working with students every Tuesday at Williston Elementary School. When she and her lead teacher dismiss their fourth-grade students at 2:15 p.m. Caquatto rushes over to the OConnell Center to catch the tail end of her teams practice, which starts at 1:30 p.m. I think her becoming a teacher is actually like the cutest thing ever, Bridgette Caquatto said of her older sister. Because she is a small little girl herself and she is crazy; shes a kid at heart. Caquatto said she didnt tell her students shes a Florida gymnast, but one day when she was not in class, a few students recognized her on a UF gymnastics team promotional poster. Since then, a few of her students have made a point of attending her meets to cheer her on. Sometimes Im like, Ah, they saw me in a leotard on Friday and now Im here teaching them. Thats a little bit weird, Caquatto said. But I mean thats just how the sport is. Balancing her two passions hasnt been an easy task. Macko has, for the last two years, really carried on a very grueling schedule, coach Rhonda Faehn said. She would often come running into the gym at 4 or 4:30 p.m. just knowing shes starting to warm up and train. Added Caquatto: Its hard when youre tired and youre having a rough day and you dont have the motivation from the girls to keep you going or to push you through that practice. Thats the only time Ive found it to be really, really difCaquattos 2014 season has been unlike any other. Shes competed of 12 meets so far this season an impressive feat considering she sprained both her ankles during her sophomore year. Anybody really could have just said, My bodys done, I just cant do gymnastics anymore, and she has refused to give in and shes refused to give up, Faehn said. After that, Caquattos contributions were limited. In her junior year, she competed on bars, beam and vault but did not compete as an all-arounder. That same year, Caquatto scored a perfect 10 on uneven bars. She was the only Gator to score a 10 in 2013. Floridas last perfect 10 before Caquattos had been scored by Melanie Sinclair in 2009 also on uneven bars. Its really cool to think that youve actually achieved perfection six, when you compete, thats what you work for, Caquatto said. season competing after her injuries, Caquatto competed on only bars. During her freshman year, Caquatto competed in all-around three times. But the Illinois native, who said she considers herself an all-around competitor, almost always competed bars, beam and vault when she wasnt on the all around lineup. with the top-seeded Gators to comof the 2014 NCAA Championships in Birmingham, Ala., she could be saying goodbye to one of her two passions. But shes not giving gymnastics up cold turkey. In the fall, Caquatto plans on volunteering as a student coach, much like former Gator Marissa King has done this season. Gymnastics has been a part of my life since I was two years old, Caquatto said. So I really dont know much outside of it, or life without gymnastics. 14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffMackenzie Caquatto performs a balance beam routine during Floridas win against Arkansas on Feb. 14 in the OConnell Center. Graduation Day: Caquatto chases dream of repeat title, teaching

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UFs seniors, who will be trying to capture their fourth SEC tournament championship in as many years, know the ins and outs of the postseason as well as any players in the nation. All three will try to impart as much wisdom on Floridas three freshmen as possible during their match play. The most important thing for [the freshmen] is just to be ready physically, because said. Its going to be three or four days in a row, hopefully, if we do well. Florida will be relying on its younger players, especially standout freshman Kourtney Keegan and sophomore Brianna Morgan, more so than in years past. ter then they have all year, and Brianna is really starting to hit the ball well too, Thornqvist said. cause then you really know what youre going to get from your seniors. Theyve given it to us for four years, so I know exactly that I can count on them. The seniors have yet to lose a SEC Tournament match in their three years at Florida and have played consistently over the course of the season. As long as the seniors continue to perform to their standards, Thornqvist said their matches could come down to how well Keegan plays. Kourtney has had a tendency to try to hit her way out of trouble. And thats cost her, Thornqvist said. As a player, with the talent and the power that she has, its really easy to try to go to that. But shes settling down and [starting] to try to play her way out of trouble, and thats going to be a big step for the Gators come postseason. Besides Keegan, Morgan must hold down the show court and the Gators will have to step up their doubles play if they have any hopes of advancing to the championship. If all those other little pieces in the puzzle [are] going in the right direction, Thornqvist said, then were going to be tough to beat. SCHWARZ WENT 4 FOR 7 IN LAST THREE GAMES. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Taylor Schwarz is on a hot streak. who had a .263 batting average heading into Floridas rematch against Florida State on April 9, went 4 for 7 at the plate and logged four RBIs in UFs last three contests. Typically, when you look at pull hitters, traditionally they will hit lower by average than the hitters who spray the ball down the Last week, I think she was a little more committed to hitting the working hard on that. I think thats the key to all hitters: you cant just be one-dimensional where you hit the ball. You have to spread it around. Schwarz attributes her recent success to putting in extra practice with her swing and making some minor adjustments with her stance. I feel like Ive just been staying with my plan since the beginning of the season, the Palm Beach Garget into some slumps in the season, but I think just really staying positive, working with coach before practice, hitting early every single day has really helped me stay foSchwarz hopes to continue her success when No. 5 Florida (37-8, 8-7 Southeastern Conference) starts its three-game series against No. 21 Texas A&M (29-14, 9-9 SEC) tonight at 8 in College Station, Texas. The main thing is weve got our you win, good things happen for you for sure. back out on the road, at a tough place to play in College Station against a team that, as of late, has really played some good softball. Seniors Emily Albus and Nicole Morgan lead the Aggies on offense. Albus is fourth in the SEC with a .438 batting average, which includes a .379 clip against conference opponents. Morgan holds a .723 slugging percentage the seventh-highest mark in the conference and has 44 RBIs on the year. After posting a combined .349 clip at the plate in its past three wins, UF looks to continue its success against TAMU. Typically, when you get some hits, you get a lot of hits and when you get very few hits, you dont get many hits at all because of the way said. I think thats the nature of the game that we play. Its not as easy to get hits as it looks sometimes. Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffTaylor Schwarz bats during Floridas 8-0 win against Indiana on Feb. 22 at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Schwarz is batting .281 and has six home runs in 45 games this season. MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Writer@Morgan_MoriartyUF picked up its sixth commitment for the 2015 recruiting class Thursday afternoon when Marcus Lewis, a defensive College High, verbally committed to Floried Thursday on his Twitter account (@ from defensive back and early enrollee Jalen Tabors alma mater, Friendship Collegiate Academy. In an interview with Rivals.com, Lewis his decision. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound Lewis helped lege High win 14 games in his last two seasons and is currently listed as the No. 8 player in the nation at his position. He is the No. 76 player in the class, according to Rivals.com He is the second defensive back to join UFs 2015 class along with Jacksonville committed back in January. The Gators current 2015 recruiting class also features three-star offensive lineman Tyler Jordan, linebacker Camrin Knight and wide receiver Tristan Payton. ALLIGATOR, 15Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffBrianna Morgan returns a ball during Floridas 4-0 win against Harvard on Jan. 26 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Morgan has taken a larger role as a sophomore this season. Lewis First baseman surging during Gators six-game win streakFlorida snags four-star 2015 defensive back recruitMorgan providing consistency for tournament-bound UF WTENNIS, from page 13

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BRITNE MCCOYAlligator Writer@TheReporterGirlWith their last days in Gator uniforms quickly approaching, seniors Mike Alford and Florent Diep hope to meet the high expectations their teammates and coach have set for them. has gone 36-19 in tournament singles matches. Younger players like Elliot Orkin and Maxx Lipmann go to Alford for help with issues on and off the court. Mike is the All-American guy coach Bryan Shelton said. We talk about our core values, talk about passion, excellence, teamwork, commitment and all the things that make special student-athletes. And, this guy, hes got it all. And thats rare; its rare for a guy to bring all of them to the table, but he does. I appreciate what Mike brings to this team. Diep has a 49-32 record in singles the past two seasons. The experienced senior has led the way for his team this season. When I came in, we wanted to try to set the standard here at the University of Florida to be the program that is the model program for all other programs, Shelton said. Thats one of the things we are shooting for here. Were not there yet, but were working at it, and Flo is helping us get there because he sets a standard. He sets the standard for doing the little things that it takes to have real success success that will last. Not just a week, not just a season but a lifetime. After a four-day break from competition, the Gators will match of the Southeastern Conference Tournament against No. 13 seed LSU at Brownlee O. Currey Jr. Tennis Center tonight at 7. 8-4 in the SEC is not easy, Shelton said. One of our goals this season was to win the SEC Tournament. So, for us, were excited to go into the tournament. Florida defeated LSU in Baton Rouge, La., 4-0 on March 30. Diep won his match in straight sets The conference is always tough Shelton added, but at the same time, we feel like we can beat anyone in the conference. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 18, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffMike Alford returns a ball during Floridas 4-2 win against North Florida on Jan. 22 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Alford, Diep pave the way for Florida entering SEC TournamentTRACK AND FIELD LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceWhen it comes to freshmen, all people think about are young, nave and green rookies who need to learn the ropes, but that isnt the case for Rebekah Greene and Andres Arroyo. Their youth is what allows the two athletes on the top-ranked mens and No. 2 womens track teams to stand out. Theyll both get home event of the season, the Tom Jones Memorial Invite on Saturday at the Percy Beard Track. Both Greene and Arroyo have done what most freshmen havent done compete immediately on Gators during the indoor and outdoor seasons. For Greene, being recruited out of her home country of New Zealand created a different type of experience. from my coach in New Zealand, so I didnt see her much, Greene said. away as well, and I just trained by myself a lot. What I found here (UF) the biggest thing is training with people, its helped me a lot to train properly. In a similar case, Arroyo has his own freshman journey. Competing alongside senior mid-distance runner Sean Obinwa has helped Arroyo mature out of his high school habits quickly. We pretty much learn every little thing from Sean. He teaches us the basics. We pick up all these things, so we use him to gain that knowledge, Arroyo said. Im not in high school anymore; I have to focus on growing instead of trying to compare myself to anybody because Im in the learning stage again. Arroyo have competed at one of the biggest stages of their careers already as just freshmen. Greene competed in the distance medley relay during NCAA Indoors in Albuquerque, N.M., and Arroyo in the 4x800-meter relay. Adding to their experience, both freshmen phenoms competed at Greene, along with her teammates Cory McGee, Agata Strausa and Lannie Whittaker, dominated In addition, Arroyo, Obinwa, Ryan Schnulle, and Donnie Lee Jr. fourth in the 800-meter run with a time of 1:47.57, which was a personal record and good for a 10th-place tie on the UF all-time list. What both athletes also have in common is their role as the opening leg for their team in their respective events. Both runners have earned large roles already and look to utilize what theyve already learned going into their second home meet of the season. Continue reading this story online at alligatorSports.org. Im not in high school anymore; I have to focus on growing instead of trying to compare myself to anybody because Im in the learning stage again.Andres ArroyoUF runner UF Mens T ennis