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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF biotech startup develops insulin injection substitute:Its needle-free and painless, pg 5. Campus organizations react to Ferguson police shooting:UFs NAACP and BSU speak out, pg 3. Letters from a killer: Pedro BravoBravo was convicted of the murder of Christian Aguilar. We covered the trial; now see exclusive letters and drawings sent to us, pgs. 8-9. 91 /69 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Football coach Will Muschamp has instilled discipline in his players during his time at UF. Read the column on Page 13. VOLUME 109 ISSUE 3 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014Kan Li / Alligator Staff ELECTIONS MELISSA MIHM AND RACHEL CROSBYAlligator Staff rcrosby@alligator.orgTuesdays mid-year elections saw a modest turnout in Alachua County, said supervisor of elections Pam Carpenter. More than 30,000 primary votes were cast, putting county voter turnout at about 19.5 percent. Carpenter said the average turnout for midterm elections can range anywhere from 20 to 35 percent. She was hoping turnout would be higher because Alachua County saw record-breaking turnout during early voting, but numbers seemed standard Tuesday evening. Its pretty much in line with what weve seen before in past mid-year primaries, Carpenter said. Ted Yoho won the Republican primary for Floridas 3rd Congressional District, beating out candidate Jake Rush. Yoho received 80 percent of about 9,800 votes cast in Alachua County. In comparison, Glo Smith received 63 percent of about 640 votes cast in the county. About 10,800 votes were cast for Smith within her district, winning the Republican primary for Floridas 5th Congressional District. Other primary winners included Republican incumbent Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist, who won the Democratic primary. At about 6:40 a.m., Lavon Bracy of Gainesville arrived at her polling station. After casting her vote in the Thelma A. Boltin Center, she remained outside in a small folding chair, sitting in the sun and supporting other voters who Modest turnout for countys mid-year electionsSEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 4 ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Computing Help Desk will now listen to your late night technological woes when Murphys Law strikes. After providing 24-hour, 7-day-aweek technological support for UF Online students since May, the UF Computing Help Desk has extended its service hours to all students, faculty and staff. Tracy Gale, UF Information Technology communications manager, said there are now staff members in Hub 132 answering the phone and responding to emails after the building closes. This is a great resource when you are Gale wrote in an email. We hope these extra service hours will be helpful for our students, knowing that if an IT issue happens at night you have someplace to call or email for assistance. it comes to working at late hours. thew Hayes, a UF mechanical engineering senior, said. But it wont change how often I use it. I dont often run into those issues at night. Even during the day, issues with eLearning, GatorLink and VPN and WiFi connectivity can now be solved by calling or emailing the Help Desk. UF linguistics exchange student Gera Kruithof trekked from her off-campus apartment to the Help Desk to look for help with her UF email address. Its quite far here, she said. Its great if (students) know about (the new hours).Hub help desk open 24/7 MELISSA MIHM Alligator Staff Writermmihm@alligator.orgA repeat UF trespasser and thief was arrested Tuesday morning at Marston Science Library following an undercover operation, according to the University Police. At about 10:30 a.m., UPD found and idenMarston. UPD spokesman Brad Barber said McCray has a long history of theft and was on an active trespass list compiled by UPD at the time of his arrest. After Detective Jeff Moran approached McCray, he said McCray ran and hid in the library. A UPD press release stated that while Mofor McCray, they received a phone call from a student who said his backpack was stolen in the building. A thorough search of the library was conducted, resulting in the discovery of McCray tigator Ernest Hale, according to the release. Hale ordered McCray out of the stall, who was still in possession of the stolen backpack. McCray was arrested and charged with trespassing after warning and felony theft. Barber encouraged students to report crime or suspicious behavior as soon as possible. Students need to come to us when this stuff happens, he said. Thats how we were UF trespasser with theft history steals backpack in Marston LibMcCray


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 WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014FORECAST VOLUME 109 ISSUE 3 is a free program that helps children prepare for kindergarten. Parent educators deliver weekly lesson packets to parents in the home in order for them to learn the skills needed to teach their child. HIPPY has different special events for parents, as well as field trips for the entire family. We are filling up openings in the program this week. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 4 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. NEWS BRIEFCrested Butte to be Bud Lights Whatever town DENVER (AP) Some people in normally laid back Crested Butte are not up for Whatever a secretive Bud Light plan to paint their mountain town blue and turn it into a fantasy town for an online and television ad campaign. Secrecy has been part of the Are you up for Whatever? campaign from its beginning at last years Super Bowl. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWHATS HAPPENING?Israeli-Palestinian Film Broken Cameras, a prizewinning Israeli-Palestinian film, will be screened today at 7 p.m. at the Mennonite Meeting House, 1236 NW 18th Ave. Discussion will follow. GatorNights Kick-Off Event Kick off the Fall football season at GatorNights Kick-Off event Friday from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. After watching the lady Gators dominate in volleyball, come on over to the Reitz Union for Stuff-aGator, tailgate food, a Gator Chomp competition and more. Watch The Amazing Spider-Man 2 in the Reitz Union Auditorium with free, unlimited popcorn and soda included. Special collaborations for this night include sports trivia from our favorite Rowdy Reptiles, ice cream from Student Government and Reunion at the Union with Student Activities and Involvement. Get to know the Career Resource Center with a friendly bingo competition. Well end the night with a live concert in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom by Nappy Roots. Its going to be a good day at the Reitz, and you dont want to miss it. Its always Friday and always free with your Gator 1 Card at GatorNights. Nappy Roots to perform at GatorNights Nappy Roots will perform at GatorNights Kick-Off event Friday at 10:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The event will be free for all UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card. Nappy Roots, a Southern rap quartet from Kentucky, learned international success after selling more than 3 million copies of their album Watermelon, Chicken & Gritz. They are best known for their hit singles Po Folks, Awnaw, Roun The Globe and Good Day. The group recently collaborated with Kanye West on a single called These Walls (Revisited). The groups music can also be heard on the soundtracks to the movies Daredevil and The Ladykillers. Third Annual Elephant Appreciation Day Two Tails Ranch in Williston, about 20 miles away from Gainesville, presents our third annual Elephant Appreciation Day on Sept. 20 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Featuring live elephant demos, exotic animal exhibits, live music, food and more. Admission is $10 per person, and children under 3 are free. More information can be found at Alpha Kappa Psi, Co-ed Business Professional Fraternity Does your resume need polishing? Do you cringe every time you go through an interview? Well then, the Alpha Kappa Psi coed business professional fraternity is the organization to get you on the right track. AKPsi is open to all majors. Were devoted to helping our pledges and brothers succeed professionally through mock interviewing, resume development and more, while also taking part in community service and social activities. Whether you will be applying for internships or jobs or entering the professional world, our fraternity will help you hone the skills necessary to be successful in any situation you are put in while also making new friends. Follow us on Facebook at Alpha Kappa Psi at UF and on Twitter @ UFAKPsi to stay up to date on Fall 2014 Rush. No Schedule Change in Curbside Waste Collection during Labor Day Holiday Week Residential curbside collection for solid waste, recycling and yard trash will not be affected during the Labor Day holiday week. Collection will be according to the regular schedule since Labor Day is not considered a holiday for the contracted hauler, Waste Corporation of America. To see a list of holidays that will affect residential curbside collection, go, click on Residential Curbside Program and then the link to the Holiday Schedule. Gainesville HIPPY Accepting Applications Gainesville HIPPY is now accepting applications for 3 and 4 year olds. HIPPY stands for Home Instruction for Parents of Preschool Youngsters. This Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online SUNDAY THUNDER STORMS 95/73 THUNDER STORMS 94/73 SATURDAY THUNDER STORMS 96/73 FRIDAY SUNNY 91/69 SUNNY 94/72 THURSDAY TODAY


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffGainesville residents Tia Ma and Herbert Polite Jr. participate in the National Moment of Silence: Gainesville, a vigil held for the victims of police shootings and brutality in front of the Gainesville Police Department on Aug. 14. MELISSA MIHMAlligator Staff WriterAfter the fatal shooting of Michael Brown this month, campus and community leaders are shedding light on and raising awareness about the events that followed in Ferguson, Missouri. Journa Cobite, president of the NAACPs UF chapter, said she hopes campus minority groups will continue to collaborate. I want us to join together to make a broader impact on the community, said Cobite, a 21-year-old sociology senior. Cobite said the campus NAACP chapter hosted a forum last week where locals were invited to voice their opinions and speak out on how they would address similar situations in the community. The group later posed for a hands up, dont shoot photo to honor Brown, the 18year-old who was killed after being shot at least six times by 28-year-old Ferguson police Following his death, Browns body remained on the street for four hours. Two days later, the FBI opened a civil rights investigation regarding the fatal shooting. Ferguson Police did not identify Wilson as Browns shooter for nearly a week, fueling rallies and riots in the St. Louis suburb. Supporters of the campus NAACP event included UFs Black Student Union and the campus chapter of Dream Defenders, a national human rights organization. Shrisa Reid-Renaud, BSU president and 21-year-old telecommunication senior, said the organization will continue to inform students and the public about their rights. As a black leader on this campus, my approach is to be proactive, she said, noting the organization will continue working with NAACP and other campus minority groups. As of now, a series of meetings are being held between NAACP and minority organiRenaud said they wish to avoid unorganized rallies and want to move forward together. separated, Cobite said. Tobias said the department cannot comment on the events in Ferguson but said GPD regularly patrols protests and understands everyone has the right to speak their minds. He said there was a rally outside of the GPD building last week concerning Brown. We are here to ensure the safety of anyone who chooses to speak their mind, he said. We also have a deep-rooted relationship with our community, and we are not going to break that trust because we worked very hard for it, Campus organizations react to Ferguson police shootings I want us to join together to make a broader impact on the community.Journa CobiteUF sociology senior


ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Staff Writerafernandez@alligator.orgStudent senators were quick to kick off the new school year with resolutions UF Student Senate meeting of the semester on Tuesday night. Without any naysayers, two reapportionment bills for the Fall and Spring elections were approved. Changes in student population in on-campus and off-campus housing, as well as college enrollment, dictate the number of student senators allotted to a district, colJudiciary Chairman Bronco Vuskovich and Sen. Jason Richards introduced the bills along with Senate President ProTempore Joseph Michaels. I think both bills are the most accurate description of where the seats should be, Michaels said after the meeting. This Fall, District A, which includes ZIP codes 32601, 32609 and 32614, gained one more senate seat for a total of 10 seats. District C, which only serves ZIP code 32607, lost one seat, dropping to six seats. District Bs seven senate seats in ZIP codes 32603, 32605, 32606 and 32653 were unaffected, as well as District Ds 13 senators in ZIP code 32608. District E, which represents areas outside of the listed ZIP codes surrounding campus, retained its sole senate seat. For Spring elections, Warrington College of Business Administration gained one seat, for a total of three senators. The sophomore class lost one seat, with six remaining seats left. Supervisor of Elections Hans Rojas also presented a contingency plan for the upcoming elections. He said he worked to avoid any technical glitches that might affect voting. The campaign season begins Tuesday. Elections will be held on Sept. 30 and Oct. 1. 4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 Kan Li / Alligator StaffUF Senators Jason Richards, left, and Bronco Vuskovich present Fall and Spring reapportionment bills during Tuesday nights Senate meeting. STUDENT GOVERNMENTStudent Senate passes reapportionment 1,500 PANTHER AND 2,200 BLACK BEAR SIGHTINGS HAVE BEEN REPORTED PATRICK PINAKAlligator Contributing WriterAs cities continue to expand, Florida panther and bear sighting photos are helping state biologists better understand these predators changing habitats, the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission reported this week. Two years ago, the agency started asking the public to submit panther sighting locations and photos, said Darrell Land, FWC panther team leader. And as of last year, it began asking for bear sighting information, too. With the explosion of cameras and trail cameras, there are a lot of opportunities for the public to help panther work simply by sharing their pictures, Land said. panther north of the Caloosahatchee River the endangered population is increasing. There are only 100 to 180 panthers in Florida with most sightings in the south. About 1,500 panther sightings were reported as of June, and 275 of those sightings included photos. Land said some people have mistaken house cats for panthers, so photos make the sightings more credible. There have also been about 2,200 Black bear sightings and almost a quarter of those reports contained photos. These predators are harder to track in rural areas, said Brian Scheick, FWC bear research biologist, which is why the agency reaches out to outdoor enthusiasts. It will be useful to know if bears are becoming more common in rural areas, Scheick said. We might have to do things like put in bear-proof garbage cans.Sighted: Florida panthers, bears19.5 percent turnout with 30,000 ballots castmade the trip to the polls. Bracy said she even sat outside through lunch, encouraging others to exercise their civic duty. I havent missed voting since I was 21 years old and now Im 65, she said, adding that she raised her two children to be active voters as well. Bracy said turnout seemed mild at her Precinct 27 station, slowing down throughout the day. Karen Fisher, a teacher for the Alachua County School District, pulled up to the same polling station at about 6 p.m. to vote. By then, the center was nearly empty, but Fisher cast a ballot anyway. Using your right to vote is vitally important, she said. Carpenter said Tuesdays election went smoothly. Though a few machines were not operating correctly early in the day, she said the machines were replaced. All of the votes have been tabulated, she said. Precinct 6 caused a short bers because of a phone line error. Poll workers were not able to send the votes in remotely and instead had to physically drive the ballot results back. Final numbers came in a little after 9 p.m. ELECTIONS, from page 1 I havent missed voting since I was 21 years old and now Im 65.Lavon BracyAlachua County resident


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Nathalie Dortonne / Alligator StaffPop FocusUF students listen as PepsiCo marketing intern Aguis Mejia speaks during a social media focus group hosted by PepsiCo at Fresh Food Company in Broward Dining on Tuesday. ITS NEEDLE-FREE. ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Contributing WriterA UF biotechnology startup has launched a $1 million campaign to create a painless solution for insulin injections. Prometheon Pharma has launched an Indiegogo campaign to begin the research and development of a biodegradable, needle-free insulin patch to improve the lives of millions living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes. The biotech startup was formed in 2011 by former UF faculty member Stephen Hsu. The patches will be almost transparent and vary in size depending on the insulin dose, said Hsu, the chief executive ofon. Depending on how much a patient needs, the patch can be as big as 5 centimeters or as small as a 1-centimeter dot, Hsu said. The majority of insulin from injections doesnt get absorbed, Hsu said. With the patch, the insulin can dissolve through a very thin layer of the skin, making it painless and safer for patients, he said. I think that ultimately, everything that we produced is aimed at advancing health care, Hsu said. Abigail Devonmille, a 19-year-old UF advertising sophomore, has been living with Type 1 diabetes for more than 10 years. I have scarring on my skin from injecting myself, Devonmille said. She said she currently uses an insulin pump, but she has had problems in the past with injections as she would sometimes hit an artery. This pump is always attached to me, and if I can have something like a patch, that would be so convenient, Devonmille said. The patches will also cost about 25 percent less than needles, Hsu said. We want to make it equal access to everyone, he said. Hsu doesnt plan on stopping with insulin patches. He wants to work on developing other drugs with the patch platform technology. Its not just a patch for insulin, but were going to test for vaccines, antidepressants, antibiotics and all other kinds of things, he said. Prometheon hopes the Indiegogo campaign will support its patch research and move it one step closer to being approved by the Food and Drug Administration. The Indiegogo campaign runs until Sept. 8. So far, the campaign has raised more than $10,000. Devon Grimm, the director of business development at Prometheon, said, Since insulin is already approved by the FDA, it wont take as long to get approved and that $1 million will get us one step toward human trials and on the market. If all goes well, and we get that money, we should be on the market by 2018, he said. HEALTH NOELIA TRUJILLOAlligator Contributing WriterA student organization is reminding students to look after more than just their physical health. Awareness Wellness Ambassadors Reaching Everyone (AWARE), a peer-to-peer ambassador program for UFs Counseling and Wellness Center, seeks to promote mental health and reduce the stigma of seeking help, said Collin Vernay, AWARE coordinator and involvement undergraduate intern. The program continually strives to reach more students and target populations, especially groups that are at risk for mental health issues, he said. This year, AWARE will implement more original events aimed at empowering people to live healthier mental lifestyles. One of the problems we face is there is a high demand for the Wellness Center, but there are only so many resources, Vernay, a 21-yearold UF psychology and sociology senior, said. We want to lead people in living mindfully and building up the protective factors that reduce the likelihood of mental health issues The lack of understanding about mental health creates a bad name around it, said Madeline Bieda, a 20year-old UF psychology junior. If people viewed mental disorders for what they really are, which are diseases as real as anything from cancer to the common cold, they wouldnt stigmatize people who have them so much, she said. Co-founder of AWARE and UF alumna Shari Godwin, 22, said bringing the conversation about mental health issues to a relatable level is key to reducing the stigma. The center provides services and hotlines for students with personal mental health concerns, as well as those with concerns for their friends, she said. AWARE is recruiting members through Sept. 9, and applications are live on its web page at counselIf we can put a face and shed some light on it, we can show it happens and that its not unusual.Collin VernayAWARE coordinator


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, 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.Poor schools, more student incarcerationsI have been in the Florida school system all my life. Although my public education worked to my advantage, that is not always the case for minority students like myself. A major problem in the American education system today is the school-to-prison pipeline. The school-to-prison pipeline involves deep, integrated cooperation between state government agencies, law enforcement and the private prison industry. The state helps funnel many children into the path of the prison system by adopting harsh zero tolerance policies. That allows police to arrest students on school camcode violations. That creates an incentive to incarcerate as many offenders as possible. As a result, law enforcement target poorer minority communities at a higher rate than usual. This practice is irresponsible and morally wrong. To put the school-to-prison pipeline into perspective, about 12,000 Florida students were arrested a nearly 14,000 times in 2013. Arresting young people of color at this rate has potentially irreversible effects and is a display of blatant discrimination. Being arrested at a young age can shatter a childs trust of authority. And he or she may come to see school as a hostile, unwelcoming place. Repeated infractions can lead to serious felony offenses, which set these children up for failure. Our countrys current method of correcting behavior prefers trimming weeds, rather than pulling them out by the roots. A more productive method would be to shift away from the punitive approach by mentoring students, maximizing the use of guidance counselors and including parents in the correction process. This tactic actually worked in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties. In 2013, school districts and the NAACP partnered together and succeeded in cutting in-school arrests in half. Despite these improvements, the state of Florida still leads the country in school-based arrests. Although new methods have been more effective in reducing the number of student arrests and incarcerations, they still do not address the true root of the issue: poverty. communities take for granted, such as full funding for public schools. Millions of dollars of desperately needed education funding have been gutted by the Florida Legislature under Gov. Rick Scotts authority. Creating and enabling the privatization of prisons is not a viable solution. It will not curb the spread of poverty or the expansion of the school-to-prison pipeline. Every American child, regardless of race or socioeducation. more than empowering our underprivileged youth. Making money off of the imprisonment of black and brown boys is disgraceful and irresponsible. Dealing our state and our country. Divest from private prisons. Invest in our future. Harold Joseph is a political science junior. His columns usually appear on Tuesdays. 33 TOTAL VOTES47% YES 53% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Did you vote in the primaries? Todays question: Have you ever used the UF IT Help Desk in the Hub?Koch influence on FSU sets risky precedentD operate the megacorporation Koch Industries, have spent vast amounts of money on political advertising and campaign donations in recent years. The Koch brothers promote a deeply conservative, antigovernment approach to public policy one that aligns closely with their business interests. The political activities of the Koch brothers have been well documented by the media. However, one of their endeavors, versity, has been largely ignored. Over the past several years, the Koch brothers and their afAmerican colleges and universities. Among these donations was a $1.5 million contribution to Charles Koch in 2008. The donation included a stipulation that allowed Koch to select members of an advisory committee with veto power over new faculty hires. News of this arrangement between Koch and the university a new president. ties to the Koch brothers and to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), a conservative policy organization heavily supported by the Kochs. Thrasher, R-Fla., is currently the chairman of Gov. Rick Scotts re-election campaign. Scott has received immense support from the Koch brothers for his hard-line conservative and pro-corporate stances. Like the Kochs, Thrasher is known as a strong opponent of unions, particularly in the public sector. front-runner status as part of a broader complaint about the lack of student representation in academic decisions. These attempts by the Koch brothers and their allies to concollege students in Florida and around the country. The purpose of the university system is to enable students to receive the best possible education to prepare them for their careers. Academic freedom in Americas colleges and universities should not be sold to the highest bidder. If the Koch brothers are able to run roughshod over the interthat they and other wealthy, politically inclined Americans will replicate this strategy at other universities. political beliefs align with those of wealthy donors. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Alex Harris EDITOR Steven Katona Kristan Wiggins MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITORHarold


WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Starting college can be an exciting yet daunting experience. Its not surprising that with all the stress that comes with it, some new students gain the dreaded Freshman 15. A study published in Nutrition Journal found that nearly a quarter of freshmen gain at least 5 percent of semester, an average of about 10 pounds in just a few months. In an effort to help students look and feel great, the movement toward offering more plant-based meals is taking root on college campuses nationwide. In fact, there are about 200 universities leading the change with Meatless Mondays in their dining halls. Why take a weekly holiday from meat? In recent decades, our meat consumption has increased dramatically along with our waistlines, blood pressure and cholesterol. Eating healthier plant-based meals not only helps our physical health, but it also lightens our carbon footprint. According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, animal agriculture is one cant contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. Factory farms where nearly all of our meat comes from are major culprits in climate change. These animal factories create huge amounts of manure that pollute the soil, water and air. Thankfully, its never been easier to take a positive step toward safeguarding our health while also protecting the planet and helping animals. Choosing simple, delicious options once a week can make a big difference. How about swapping those chicken nuggets with meatfree nuggets, or choosing veggie and bean burritos instead of carnitas burritos? Eating out is easy, too. With options like Chipotle Mexican Grill and Dennys serving up hearty meat-free fare and with Indian, Thai and Mexican restaurants that regularly offer delicious, plant-based dishes, the options are endless. Bon apptit! Eddie Garza is a food policy coordinator for The Humane Society of the United States. Stay lean and green this semester with Meatless Mondays Being a transfer student can be hard but it will be OKO transfer student, I wasnt lost. I knew exactly where I was. When I attended the transfer Preview in April 2013, I anxiously waited for it to end so that I could pick my classes. I thought because I had moved from Miami to attend Santa Fe College, and I already knew the UF campus like the back of my hand, I had nothing to worry about. In some ways, this was true. But I wasnt as ready as I thought. (or Gator) in a sea of people who had already been here for a while, and it was going to be lonely at times. After a year here, I can say: It gets better. but remember youre a Gator too. Whether its Greek life, the Gator Marching Band or even a publication, theres something waiting to make you feel at home. The only way you wont transition into your new home is if you dont try. Most importantly, just because you made it to UF doesnt mean its time for schoolwork to take a back seat. Put as much effort as you did trying to get into UF into your classes. Make the most of your time in the Gator Nation. Its your home for the next two (or more) years. Ellen Villafuerte is a UF journalism senior and an Alligator copy desk chief. Guest columnEddie GarzaSpeaking Out Ellen VillafuerteSpeaking Out Guest column


ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgPedro Bravo is a murderer. So said the jury, who found him guilty of the murder of his friend, Christian Aguilar. That is not a label I gave him, Christians father, Carlos Aguilar, told the media after the verdict. It is a label he gave himself. But Bravo gave himself other labels, as revealed in a series of letters and drawings he sent to the Alligator. Alligator Staff Writer Chris Alcantara, who has since graduated, began corresponding with Bravo while he was in the Alachua County Jail. The letters are written in the same style seen in moody quotes and brooding about his girlfriend, Erika Friman, and his future. His favorite sad song, he said, is Sparks by Coldplay. The writing is small, neat and precise. In careful, delicate lines, Bravo revealed that he grew up in Hialeah before moving to Sweetwater to attend Doral Academy, where he tian. I remember growing up as a child we never had much of anything, but my parents did everything they could to make it a happy childhood, he wrote. Bravo had a group of friends he was close with, including Erika, Christian and several friends he hung out with often in Gainesville. I am different with a strange but pleasing sense of humor, friendly though rather shy, but once I am out of my shell since I think I have gotten to know you better I can be a real good friend, he wrote. Bravo liked to volunteer, especially at animal shelters. He told the jury the Alachua shelter was visited in Gainesville. He was an honors student. While attending Doral, hed worked on his dual degree at Miami Dade College. He had a scholarship to Florida International University to study biomedical engineering. But he wasnt happy there. In his turn on the stand, Bravo told the jury he and his friends would dismiss FIU. As honors students, they joked that if they failed in college, at least I can get into FIU. Bravo applied to no other college, but assured the jury that he had the grades and extracurriculars to get into UF. Right around high school graduation, the tensions between Bravo and Erika, who had been dating more than two years, became unbearable. She was unhappy, he said. Shed tried to end the relationship in December, but Bravo begged her to give it another shot. In June, however, she put her foot down. Things had escalated in our relationship. I didnt feel the same as when we began dating. It was complicated, she told the jury. Bravo was deeply upset by the breakup. Erika was moving on, moving up to Gainesville to attend Santa Fe, while he was still in Miami, at FIU. She didnt want to do long distance. At FIU orientation, he said the feeling of being someplace he shouldnt was overwhelming, so he decided to move to Gainesville in hopes of a fresh start and rekindling things with Erika. I moved up to Gainesville for college (sic) but one of the reasons was also to ease or speed up the change from being dependent to independent, he wrote. He arrived in late August, moving into Spyglass Apartment Y177 with random roommates. in Gainesville. He signed up for classes: art and chemistry. He caught up with old friends and began running every other day to blow off steam. He liked playing video games, describing himself as a PC gamer at heart. He was active on his Steam account, a massive online video game store, particularly the game Atom Zombie Smasher. But the two hobbies he held most dear were the two most dissected on the stand. very artistic is very artistic, Erika told the jury. Bravo told the jury he was interested in everything from painting on the 34th Street Wall to notebook doodles, both elaborate and casual. Art is like oxygen for me, (sic) what else can cool the mind and tame the heart than the cunning mastery of a brush or pencil, he wrote. In jail, his artistic options were more limited. He drew with a black safety pen and watercolored with the dye on peanut M&Ms. Ever held a pack of M&Ms and have the color transfer to your palms. Eureka, he wrote. Bravo told the jury the shovel he bought, which the state proved was used to bury Christian, was He collected soil and lichen samples, blended them with buttermilk and thickeners, and then sprayed them onto walls. With regular misting, the shapes would grow into natural art. When he was younger, Bravo dabbled in playing violin. Hes also a self-proclaimed history nerd. He told the jury his Internet searches for types of unsolved murders were prompted by a particularly scintillating History channel show. Musically, he likes sounds from the 1950s, indie rock, classical and hip-hop. He especially likes listening to music while he goes on aimless drives in an effort to lose himthat Bravo loved to drive. Much of his testimony about the night of to drive without a destination in mind. The driving calmed him, Bravo said. Especialthe suicidal thoughts hed been battling for the past four years became stronger. This was compounded by Bravos relationship with his parents. They werent happy with him leaving FIU, or with how he spent money, or with how he wrecked his car a few weeks prior. His father said their relationship had gone from bad to worse. Bravo tried to tell other friends about it, but he said they didnt understand. His close friend Rosa Felibert looked at me like she wanted to rip my head off. He had his friends take all the knives from his house, just in case. On the stand, other friends said Bravo played the suicide card often. Bravo wanted to speak with a friend who could relate, he told the jury. So he arranged to meet Christian at the UF Hub and discuss his suicidal thoughts. In his journal, he wrote at length about those feelings. I got my heart broken, I went through a perhe wrote. These feelings came to a head on Sept. 20, 2012 the night of Christians murder. Bravo denies murdering his friend. He said he left Christian beaten but alive, and he said was off attempting suicide after. His last entry in his journal, from that night, was a suicide note: Im sorry. There is no right way to explain why Im doing this; I dont want to be forgiven; I dont deserve it. I just want to stop hurting and I want to be happy. Maybe I was wrong, maybe this was the biggest mistake ever But for far too long I have felt this way. Now it ends This would be easier with you who miss me to be mad at me To remember all my faults, to be angry at me So your anger may take hold over your sadness end Hopefully I will be happy. Pedro A. Bravo WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014Letters from a killer


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WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF Soccer moves up in pollThe UF soccer team moved up two spots to No. 6 in the NSCAA poll, released on Tuesday. The Gators shut Mr. Two Bits Reveal Read the story on Page 16. JORDAN MCPHERSON@J_McPherson1126 tle. nounced on Tuesday that the true omore Skyler Mornhinweg for the hind starter Jeff Driskel. Treon has some things he can thats nothing thats made for the long term, Muschamp said. No Grier, Skyler Mornhinweg or anyone else. All of those guys did some good things and were gonna on that situation there. Added Driskel: I think there is age packages or coming in wildcat kind of deals. Theyre going to keep competing, theyre going to this isnt a permanent thing. If the situation presents itself, ing Harris into Saturdays season opener against Idaho. ation of the game and those sort wed like to. Back in 2011, Driskel, then the John Brantley, played two drives in Floridas season opener against Florida Atlantic. interception. hopes the same doesnt happen for Harris. Youre not always going to make the right read or make the and a long game, he said. Youve and move on. Coachs mindset this year is play to the next play and thats what youre going to have to Secondary starters announced: Muschamp announced that junior Gorman received the nod to start at safety along with Keanu Neal. With the exception of Neal, who Muschamp said is the teams top games in 2013. ceptions in 2013. Gorman led the group with 48 tackles last season good for sixth on the team and fourth among players still on UFs roster Poole, who started six games at lied 32 tackles, two interceptions sophomore year after recording just three tackles in 2012. Quincy Williams are not starting, ceive playing time on Saturday. champ said, and depending on ing the week will determine how much corner they play. True freshman Duke Dawson ington and Marcell Harris will also have the opportunity to play at safety. Other position battles: The Kelvin Taylor, junior Matt Jones and redshirt senior Mack Brown. Freshman Brandon Powell also has Clay Burton holds the starting progression throughout camp. jected as the starting slot receiver. JONATHAN CZUPRYN@jczupryn Florida. coaching predecessor: instill discipline in his players. Im not saying each and every player under Meyer failed continually sweep under the rug. ing count of Gators arrested under Muschamp like I have, as Meyer since he has had 15 players arrested/cited in just three seasons? me counter. Janoris Jenkins, Chris Martin month as head coach. Meyer not Muschamp recruited all three players. Leon Orr, A.C. Leonard and Trip Thurman were also arrested three also committed to UF when Meyer was still recruiting for the Gators. After Muschamp cut Jenkins and urged others like DeAnte Saunders and Dee Finley to transfer, it not only Former UF safety Bryan Thomas said Meyers team was out of control. Fast forward to 2014. offseason. Its a daily continual education for your players, and I structure is concerned on your campus so guys understand ZOOPS SCOOPFootball players more disciplined under Muschamps tenureKan Li / Alligator StaffTreon Harris catches a snap during practice on Aug. 14 at Donald R. Dizney Stadium. Harris was named Floridas backup quarterback on Tuesday. Harris wins backup quarterback job, secondary starters named Jonathan Czupryntwitter: @jczupryn Position could changeSEE COLUMN, PAGE 15




stay within the lines of what we need to do and how theyre going to act and represent the University of Florida. I know Muschamp hasnt produced the same type of winning years in Gainesville, but you have to respect how Muschamp is putting the standards and values of the university in front of winning games. Could you say the same about Meyer? No. The discussion always returns to the old clich, Winning isnt everything. Of course fans want to see more wins, more championship trophies and more First-Team All-Americans. But at what cost? These athletes arent just athletes. Theyre students. Theyre members of our community. Theyre people that should be held to the same standards that you and I are held to. I know football is king especially in the south but its ridiculous to stick up for a man like Meyer who places a sport above basic human values. Now listen to the discipline issue and tell me if you still want to run him out of Gainesville. I always tell players theyre going to make mistakes, Muschamp said. Theyre going to make some poor choices and decisions, but help me help you. If you are willing to work with me, Im willing to work with anybody. Ill give you the shirt off my back to help you. And its through a growing process as a college student. So our guys, in my opinion, have bought into that. They understand that were here to help them. They dont buck at that very much and I think they have done a nice job for the most part. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15 Kan Li / Alligator StaffWill Muschamp looks on during practice on Aug. 14. Muschamp has instilled discipline in his players during his four years as head coach. Coach places value over winning COLUMN, from page 13 HARDIN OR VELEZ WILL KICK JORDAN MCPHERSON Alligator Staff Writer@J_McPherson1126Jeff Driskel wont just be responsible for taking care of the ball when the Gators are on offense. According to UFs depth chart for Saturdays season opener against Idaho, which was released Tuesday, the redshirt junior quarterback is also the teams starting holder on special teams.Id like to classify myself as a versatile player, Driskel said. I think its an opportunity team some issues. You have to give them more things to think about during the week. But there is uncertainty throughout the rest of Floridas special teams unit. The placekicker battle between Austin Hardin and Frankie Velez, which has been ongoing since spring camp, has yet to be decided. Velez had the better year as ing 6 of 8 on the season compared to Hardins 4-of-12 clip. Hardin improved throughout the spring, connecting on during the Orange & Blue Debut game. Both guys had really strong camps, coach Will Muschamp said, but we can win with both guys, I do know that. The punter battle between Kyle Christy and Johnny Townsend has not been determined either. Following a sophomore season where he was named Award which goes to the best punter in college football yards per punt. Muschamp replaced Christy with then-freshman games of the season. Townsend had slightly higher numbers than Christy, averaging 42 yards per punt Well punt through the week and see where we go there, Muschamp said. Andre Debose will likely assume both kickoff and punt return duties as he returns for The redshirt senior has four career kickoff return touchdowns, which is tied for the Southeastern Conference record with Tennessees Willie Georgias Brandon Boykin Driskel to hold snaps for undetermined kicker


16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 27, 2014 MORGAN MORIARTYAlligator Staff Writer@Morgan_MoriartyCome Saturday, Florida will disaster that was the 4-8 season of 2013. It seemed the day would the program starts with its season opener against Idaho. The Gators have not won a game in nearly 10 months their last taste of winning came in a 3010 victory over Arkansas on Oct. Mike Taylor, the opportunity to get a win can not come soon enough. feeling around the stadium, Taylor said. Because of the season we had last year and just to know that ting in all offseason and how we came together in camp. Knowing that that will have paid off and gest thing. Taylor returns to the defense as the leading tackler from 2013, racking up 62 total tackles, including 3.5 for loss. The defense as a whole returns seven starters from one defensive category including rushing, passing and total defense. tently dominant defenses throughout his time in Gainesville, Taylor of. A lot of that potential is due to its cohesiveness. Were playing together as a degers, theres no you shouldve did this, you shouldve did that. We all came together for a common its time for us to display it and actually do that. While Taylor is one of the veteran leaders on defense, returning injury suffered against Tennesrespect of his teammates coming ish the season last year, so just that fact and knowing that were comlead the team, lead the offense. Weve got a lot of respect for him settled, as Muschamp announced Tuesday that true freshman Treon early enrollee Will Grier. He just showed those leaderpocket and on the run, like I said he makes quick decisions which is very effective in this offense.Redshirt senior linebacker ready to open the season, win gamesKan Li / Alligator StaffMichael Taylor (51) pursues Missouri quarterback Maty Mauk during the Gators 36-17 loss to the Tigers on Oct. 19 at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. FOOTBALL