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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Gators lose fourth consecutive SEC gameThe Florida womens basketball team fell to Kentucky 56-53 on Thursday night at the OConnell Center, pg. 14See the photo story, pg. 8The UF Supreme Court met to rule on the issue, pg. 10By David HoffmanAlligator Staff Writer VOLUME 112 ISSUE 45Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida UF PRESIDENT FUCHS RECEIVED AN INVOICE FOR MORE THAN $300,000. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer @jessica_giles_ SEE EDUCATION, PAGE 5 Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff rolled in UFs Employee Education Program, which allows full-time employees to take up to six credit hours tuition-free. Lopez, 25, hopes to get his associates degree by the end of the year.FEATURE FRIDAY


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?GatorNights: Welcome back Today, the Reitz Union will hold its New Years rendition of GatorNights. Start the semester with the Stuff-A-Gator activity (which is only available for the first 300 people and they must check in first) or dance all night in the atrium with live music from DJ Mr. Magnum. Well have a special performance by comedian Moses Storm at 9:30 p.m. in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. GatorNights is always Friday and always free for UF students with their Gator 1 Card at the Reitz Union from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be current students to participate and are allowed to bring a maximum of one guest to the event. Science photo contest entry deadline Monday The Elegance of Science art competition is now accepting entries and is open to UF students, faculty and staff. Submit your twodimensional research images or photos that incorporate scientific tools or concepts for a chance to win cash prizes. The contest is organized by the Florida Museum of Natural History and Marston Science Library. Submissions are due Monday. For contest rules or to view past winners; visit floridamuseum. or call 352-273-2013. Study Abroad Fair The UF International Center will host the Spring Study Abroad Fair on Jan. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Reitz Union North Lawn. Study abroad programs help students discover new cultures, increase global awareness, enhance foreign language skills, make new friends and establish new contacts. Overseas internship opportunities are also available. The International Center encourages prospective Global Gators to stop by the Hub, located at 1765 Stadium Road, Suite 170 or visit online at Student Government elections SG Spring elections are coming up soon. Qualifying and slating for candidates will be in the SG Office in the Reitz Union on the following days/times: Jan. 28 from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Jan. 29 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To request publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 45NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chiefs Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff Make a difference!Become a Crisis Line Counselor for The Alachua County Crisis CenterTraining begins:January 20, 2018For more information, please contact: Jan Greene (352) 264-6782


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.Prepare yourself for work after college by building your resume and gaining valuable work experience with the nations largest student-run newspaper.MAIN OFFICE:2700 SW 13th Street TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.Prepare yourself for work after college by building your resume and gaining valuable work experience with the nations largest student-run newspaper. OPEN HOUSETODAY from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.Visit us at either location!MAIN OFFICE:2700 SW 13th Street THE ALLIGATOR HAS THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS AVAILABLE:Copy Editors, Photo Interns, Contributing Writers.Visit the Independent Florida Alligators OPEN HOUSE Facebook event and meet the editors ALDI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.More responsibility, more rewards.As the nations low-cost grocery leader, we believe in providing the best value and quality in everything we do. For our employees, that means industry-leading wages, a great work environment 2017 ALDI believes in great responsibility leading to generous compensation, as demonstrated by our 5 year salary structure (Year 2 $90k, Year 3 $95k, Year 4 $100k, Year 5 $110k).Find out more at Welcome to more.Competitive Salaries Starting at $80KFully Expensed Audi A3$5K Signing Bonus Award-Winning Training Career Advancement SIGN UP STEP ONE:STEP TWO: STEP THREE: FOR THE alligators NEWSLETTER Will Clewis / Alligator Staff of its kind to have opened in Florida. By Eugenia Soto Alligator Contributing WriterAn NPR Latin American correspondent told UF students Wednesday about a time in Venezuela he had to wait several days to convert $40 into Venezuelan currency due to the counUFs Center for Latin American Studies and the College of Journalism and Communications hosted John Otis, who is based in Bogot, Colombia, and has been covering Colombian and VenHe gave his talk Venezuela: Using Democracy to Crush Democracy in most of the audience was VenezuOtis discussed the transition between President Hugo Chavez to ning for president, Chavez started as a seemingly humble military and selfWhen Chavez was elected in 1998, he used that momentum to change the constitution, which disrupted the countrys checks and balances, Otis Over the years, this caused a critical You go through the motions of democracy, but you deliberately violate Rosana Resende, a UF Latin American Studies lecturer, helped organize the event because she wanted to give students an opportunity to hear realworld information from someone who Universities are places where we are dedicated to learning, but that learning comes in many different NPR correspondent talks Venezuela, democracy


4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterA Florida Senate bill could bring some changes to the Florida College System, including Santa Fe College. Senate Bill 540, also known as the Community College Competitiveness Act of 2018, would make changes to performance metrics, limit bachelors degree program enrollment, change the name of the Florida College System and reestablish a government-appointed board to oversee the system. If it passes, the bill would go into effect Oct. 1. Although the legislation may have a large impact on other state colleges, Santa Fe President Jackson Sasser said its impact on Santa Fe would be limited, given the colleges partnership with UF and high performance rates. All of it applies to us but with less restriction than some of the other (colleges), Sasser said. The bill, which is currently under review by the Appropriations Subcommittee on Higher Education, is a revised version of SB 374 that was vetoed by Gov. Rick Scott last year, according to a WLRN article. The bill would change the name of the Florida College System back to the Florida Community College System. Sasser has no problem with the name change, he said. As a matter of fact, if I could have kept Santa Fe Community College as the name when we started off with baccalaureate degrees, I wouldve done that, he said. Thats what we are. organizational management junior, feels the term community college fails to encompass everything state colleges have to offer. Its because we have kind of moved on from the traditional mission of community colleges, he said. Despite his disapproval of the of the Supporting Students for Academic Success program that the bill would create. This program would assist students in an associate degree program with succeeding in college classes and transferring to a baccalaureate program. The program will be used to help all students, but especially non-traditional students and underprepared students, he said. The bill proposes to restrict the growth of baccalaureate programs by placing a 20 percent cap on enrollment. Currently, 4 percent of Santa Fe students are enrolled in a baccalaureate program, Sasser said. The restriction would be a non-issue for the college because of the connections it has with universities throughout the state, particularly UF, he said. The bill would also change performance metrics to place greater emphasis on an on-time graduation. Although this could be harmful for other state colleges, it would consistently perform well, Sasser said. The college received the 2015 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence and was one of the few state colleges that received an increase in funding based on their performance, he said. I think its a fair way to measure Santa Fe but its not fair juxtaposed against the others, he said. If the bill passes, Sasser isnt worried about the future of Santa Fe. I think itll be business as normal, he said. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgSanta Fe College could see changes if Florida bill passes Molly Vossler / Alligator Pictured is the Santa Fe College clock tower. Santa Fe College could see changes in performance metrics measurement and name if a bill passes.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Robert Lewis and Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WritersU.S. News and World Report ranked UF College of Educations online program No. 2 and UF Onlines bachelors program No. 12 on lists published Tuesday. The ranking for the College of Education was down from No. 1 on last years list of Americas Best Online Graduate Education Programs while the UF Onlines bachelors program rose eight places on a list of U.S.s Best Online Bachelors Programs, according to two UF press releases. U.S. News and World Report considers student engagement, student services and technology, faculty credentials and training and peer reputation when it calculates its rankings, according to its website. We are thrilled with the rankings, said Evangeline Cummings, the assistant provost and director of UF Online, which was Cummings said the program will continue to improve year after year until its No. 1 nationally. years of work and effort to provide a program of the same, or of an even higher quality, of that of our residential students, Cummings said. Cummings said UFs online program is unique in the U.S. because courses are taught by the same professors who teach oncampus, and every online student has their own academic adviser. UF College of Educations online program carried its streak as best in the state on the list released Tuesday but was replaced by Clemson University as No. 1, ending UFs two-year streak as the best in the nation, according to Alligator archives. The list ranks the top 40 online graduate education programs of 292. UF and Florida State University, which tied with Auburn at No. 13, are the only two Florida schools to make the list. Tom Dana, the UF College of Education senior associate dean, said quality interaction between students and faculty sets UF apart from other online programs. Were thrilled that for three years in a row were considered among the best in the nation, and were good role models for other colleges of education, Dana said. The online graduate program, which offers nine web-based degree programs, caters to teachers, counselors and superintendents tion. Director of E-Learning Jason Arnold said the college cares more about the students experiences than rankings. Were very meticulous about making sure that each experience students have in the online course is positive, Arnold said. @Lewis__Robert @amandanicrosa arosa@alligator.orgOnline programs at UF are top ranked in annual list THERE ARE BELIEVED TO BE ABOUT 175 MONKEYS IN THE PARK. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterAn invasive species of monkey in Silver Springs State Park isnt just a nuisance. A study shows they also pose a public health risk. Many of the invasive rhesus macaques monkeys in Silver Springs State Park, east of Ocala, carry the herpes B virus and can transmit it to humans, according to a study that will be published in February by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The park, which has about 175 macaques, is still considered safe for visitors, avoid monkeys, wrote park manager Sally Lieb in an email. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released a statement saying it supports the removal of the monkeys in order to eliminate the threat they pose to humans. Transmission is most likely to occur when humans come into contact with a Although there have been no reports of human infection from the macaques at Silver Springs State Park, the CDC still considers there to be a risk. Given the current information available, we must consider the presence of the population of invasive rhesus macaques in Florida to be a public health concern, the report said. Catholic Gators Outdoors Ministry might move its hiking trip from the park to avoid the macaques, said Nick Lomas, a UF religion sophomore. That, as a trip leader, would make me hesitate and probably go to another spring, the 19-year-old said. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgMonkeys at Silver Springs State Park have virus, study says they are. Lopez, 25, said. But I knew she was getting sick, I knew she needed me there for her. Thats when Lopez, then on a four-year track to getting a bachelors degree in political science, made one of the hardest decisions hes ever made: putting his education on hold. Lopez had it in mind even then hed eventually use the program to resume his classes, so it never felt like the end of his education. friends, Lopez never wanted to make his withdrawal public. I felt shameful leaving, he said. My friends didnt judge me, but I didnt want it out there known. He transferred from his parttime job at the UF Housing and Residence Education help desk, where he was making only $8 to $9 hourly, to a full-time position moms expenses. Lopez had sent his mom to their native hometown Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to rest and recover with family. Eventually, Lopez said he had to give up their home in Orlando and everything in it. They had too the house where they would have spent the holidays together. As Lopez worked, his younger brother Bryan lived in a friends home to They had barely anything left, he said. Either you work more or you go hungry; you learn how to make hot-dog soup, Lopez said of what his meals would entail when he fell short on money. I had a big tub of oatmeal, and made anything you could imagine on oatmeal. Only when his mom returned from Bayamon, healthy again at the end of 2012, did Lopez feel the burden lift and sought to return to his studies. Having never stopped working full-time with UF, now as a lead the UF Center for Biotechnology Research, he started classes again in Summer 2015 using the program and plans to get his associates degree by the end of this year, he said. It felt like a second chance, Lopez said. I left in such an ugly way. I was always disappointed in myself, so being able to go back and start over, even if it was only one class at a time, I feel like I am moving along. @hoffdavid123 dhoffman@alligator.orgEDUCATION, from pg 1Between 500 to 800 UF employees use the program each semesterShelbie Eakins / Alligator StaffColette Cimino, an administrative assistant with UF Healths Cancer Center, last attended college in 1985 but left to raise her daughter, Kara. Now, with UFs Employee Education Program, which allows full-time employees to take up to six credit hours tuition-free, shes back in school and taking three credit hours at Santa Fe College. ...we must consider the presence of the population of invasive rhesus macaques in Florida to be a public health concern.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


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 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 Having high-speed rail in America would be a dream, but right now its simply not practicalAnybody whos ever traveled across Europe has likely experienced the marvels of a well-connected high-speed rail network. Within a few hours, passengers can traverse entire countries, all while being able to relax along the way. All major cities have proper and up-to-date infrastructure and stations, and the lines have been constructed in such a way that nearly any town or village either has its own stop or is a relatively short drive away from one. The problem isnt that the U.S. lacks the funds to go through with such an audacious infrastructure plan; its instead a matter of serious practicality and feasibility. The country of France is smaller than the state of Texas, and within the continental U.S. Europe still has some of the same geographical barriers as the U.S. (mountains, rivers, lakes) and has certainly overcome what they can, so I doubt the Rockies or Mojave Desert would cause a system-halting obstruction over here. One could assume initially the discrepancies are a result of one resource Europe has in abundance over the U.S. history. Despite Europe having been populated and developed for far longer than the U.S., the locomotive was still invented at a time in history in which both locations could accommodate it, and both Europe and Amerlocomotive ride in Europe occurred in 1804, while the ern history, but I also know laying down rail lines was not a very expedient process in the early 19th century, for either side of the Atlantic. turies or lackluster in its railway development. The U.S. still operates more than 140,000 miles the largest network of rails of any country on Earth, the U.S. still has hundreds of millions less travelers via rail than the European Union. zens than the U.S., but the data is quite convincing on the per capita level. A piece by the Economist states per capita, the Japanese, the Swiss, the French, the Danes, the Russians, the Austrians, the Ukrainians, the Belarusians, and the Belgians all accounted for more than 1,000 passengering all of the main reasons for this discrepancy; however, I think some factors might be more important than others. For one, the immense geographical size of the U.S. makes travel by rail unreasonable in both the dimensions of time and money. A three-hour train ride in Europe can take you across entire countries, while the same amount of time in America couldnt get you out of Texas. A train ride across the width of France (Brest to Strasbourg) takes less than seven hours, which is about the amount of time an Amtrak ride from Boston to Washington, D.C. would be. Cross-country journeys take days, and unless you are on vacation and have the time and interest to enjoy several days on a train, they are simply not reasonable. Because train travel covers so much distance and is so lengthy in the U.S., it is, as an expected result, quite expensive. And when it may cost less time and money to Andrew Hall is a UF management senior. His column appears on Fridays.Column organization and recalibration after a long month free of classes and responsibilities. For others, the infamous syllabus week is a nonstop bar crawl through Midtown and a chance to sow their wild oats before the stress and pressure of their 18-credit schedule crushes their very soul. This semester, you chose to fall somewhere in the middle. After attending all of your early morning classes and completing all of your monotonous syllabus quizzes, you decide to reward yourself with a night on the town. After what felt like nearly an hour of standing in line outside drink and head outside to your favorite spot on the picnic table. Its been a while since you had the time to make it out to the bars, so you take a second to see what new phrases have been read it better. The words say Darts & Laurels dart of this week is dedicated to our one and only commander in chief, President Donald Trump. Earlier this week, the Department of Homeland Security announced the Trump administration plans to end protection for natives of El Salvador. Previously, those from El Salvador, as well as several other nations, have been able to live in the U.S. under Temporary Protected Status, or TPS, a program the U.S. started after their countries suffered humanitarian crises. The tera different country to move to within the next 18 months. and Haitians living in the U.S. were told they no longer had Luckily, however, according to the Associated Press, six senators say theyve reached a bipartisan deal protecting young immigrants and bolstering border security. If this deal comes to fruition and is all it appears to be, it could be the laurel we have all been waiting for. Although we are still waiting for this story to develop, we can only hope the results are positive. On a more local level, UF students this week were struck with a devastating reality when Student Senate Pro Tempore Janae Moodie resigned, claiming her party Impact and Student Government as a whole tokenize minority students. This dart is awarded to organizations like SG and the people who make it hard for minority voices to be ity and avoid bias based on race and gender. We can only hope Moodies speech makes those few in power positions reconsider their tactics. On a lighter note, an obvious laurel we may all be taking for granted right now is that we are back in the Swamp. Sure, this might mean were back to stressful afternoons in bilities, but nonetheless, we are lucky to be here and lucky to have an opportunity to further our education at a top 10 public university. At least for us, the past few weeks of vacation allowed us to retreat into a coma of relaxation but also into a stupor of seclusion. As we ease back into our social lives, we have once again been reminded of how great it is to live and learn with our best friends by our sides and to have so many wonderful opportunities at our disposal. Andrew Hallopinions@alligator.orgMelissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 Dont be afraid to make a resolution, even if you have failed in the pastHappy New Year, dear reader! Welcome back to Gainesville, to school and to your unbridled independence. Did you miss it? Judging by my extensive Twitter research, it would appear that a lot of you did. While I was conducting my all-important social media research, I also came across another common thread. Many people seem to have already crashed and burned in the pursuit of their New Years resolutions. This trend is not unique to 2018 nearly every year I have been a user of social media I have noticed this. People exit the year with big plans and lofty goals for self-improvement. We set goals to accomplish everything from going to the gym to eating healthy, from stopping bad habits to being more positive. And each year, we get upset when we are unable to meet these goals. New Years resolutions are unavoidable. Not everyone makes them, but enough people do that it is nearly impossible to make it through the transition between years without someone bringing them up. We ask each other if we have made any, and even if no one asked us, we can often sation or simply to make them more real. If everyone you know knows you resolve to go to the gym three times each week, you feel a lot worse if you stop going. Not only are you letting yourself down, but everyone else knows you are failing. I hate that this is true that we habitually care more about other peoples images of us than we do about our own but we cannot deny that often it is the truth. I have seen many people saying they are choosing not to make a resolution. When asked why, they say it is because they know they will be unable to keep it. They had never been successful with one before; why would this year be any different? Well, that is the whole point of resolutions: to be different, to make changes, to improve, and to become even just a little bit closer to the person we want to be. In order for this to happen, we have to be different. We have to be motivated and convinced that this is truly what we want. If you decide along the way that you have done enough or that you really dont want to keep up with your resolution, that ever, you should not avoid making a resolution simply because you are afraid to fail. If we didnt do things simply because we were afraid to fail, we would never accomplish anything at all. We cannot forget that Jan. 1, while signaling the start of a new year and a new calendar, is truthfully just another day. It is a great day to start living your life the way you want, but, then again, so is any day. Any day is a great day to pick a new goal, start a new hobby, stop a bad habit or generally start being who you want to be. fear or apprehension diminish your desire to improve yourself and your life. Make and chase a New Years resolution, or make a resolution any day. Get that gym membersomething healthy to eat. Call your mom more. Study more. Be nicer. Just as any day is a great day for this, so is Jan. 1. So is Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column usually appears on Mondays.ColumnSince kindergarten, we have been asked the question: What do you want to be when you grow up? Although each of our predictions may have changed over time, we will soon have that answer. a college student may be, the entire point of attending college is to get a job. We often become consumed by classes and clubs, only to soon forget those classes and clubs are what prepare us for the jobs we aim to get after graduation. According to the ranked internships as the most important factor when hiring recent graduates. Internships provide a temporary window to the real world, but the importance of searching for a quality internship is sometimes overlooked. Preparation for summer internships becomes a problem when people like to reside on extreme ends of the spectrum. One poor choice is to wait until the very end of this semester to begin to look for an internship. By that time, all the good internships will be taken, and the late arrivers will be forced to settle for leftovers. On the other end of the by the middle of Fall semester, so they no longer have to worry about summer plans. The weight is lifted off their shoulders, but they may miss out on a better opportunity available later in the academic year. Whether from premature decisions or lack thereof, months of limitless possibilities can transform to a wasted summer. According to year have the highest activity for the hiring of summer interns. Now is the perfect time to begin searching. I wanted to share this column because of my internship experience this past summer. I am an engineering student who took one painting to mechanics of materials, it was time for years of schooling to contribute to the real world. on product performance translated to calling customers about their satisfaction with I called was dead. I was expected to get references from past customers, but most customers hadnt been contacted since the ished calling everyone on my list, my position was eliminated. No one at the company had any investment in teaching me; I was temporary labor to complete a task no one really wanted to do. Blinded by the opportunity to have a job fore appropriately weighing my options. I college courses and practical application. Instead, I only have advice on how to avoid a bad experience this summer. Search online for employee reviews on the company. Ask if the company has an established internoffered. Most importantly, apply to multiple positions, but only ones that actually seem interesting. Although it may seem any option is a good option, especially when seekthat perfect scanning skills and implement the optimization of coffee preparation. No one can predict the future. One can ternship and still have a bad experience, but the chances of a bad experience only increase with a lack of effort and dedicated time. The knowledge from 14 years of education can be applied to pursue a passion that could have been approved by ones kindergarten self. Preparation for the real world has been a lifelong pursuit up until now; dont allow a three-month experience to dictate the future. The writer of this column would like to remain anonymous.Dont pick just any summer internshipColumn Taylor


8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018Lindsey Crown / Alligator StaffEdward Zambrano, a 22-year-old UF political science senior, and Grace Burmester, a 30-year-old faculty member from the School of Forest Resources and Conservation, create signs for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration March and Kickoff. Lindsey Crown / Alligator StaffPeople march at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration March and Kickoff outside Reitz Union on Thursday evening. Lindsey Crown / Alligator StaffDiana Moreno, the assistant director of UF Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, rallies peaceful protesters to march at the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration March and Kickoff. Lindsey Crown / Alligator StaffUF students gather to create signs for the Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration March and Kickoff at Reitz Union on Thursday evening. By Josephine FullerAlligator Contributing WriterWith rain drizzling down and colorful handmade signs in tow, students marched across campus, singing, This Little Light of Mine. About 90 students gathered at the Reitz Union amphitheater Thursday evening for the Multicultural and Diversity Affairs annual Martin Luther King Jr. March. Diana Moreno, an assistant director of MCDA, said the group hopes to revive the celebration of Kings legacy. The Black Student Union, Hispanic Student Association and the Black Graduate Student Association also contributed to the planning of the event. Prior to the march, students made their signs, writing out some of Kings famous quotes or writing about social issues that pertained to them. of Education graduate student who helps oversee high school classes, carried a sign that read, If you Im out here because a lot of my students talk to me about this, and I think its important to support those students in the role that Im in, she said. As the march began, participants passed by students reenacting civil rights movements, including Colin Kaepernick kneeling and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals protests. Dwayne Fletcher, the president of BSU, spoke at a gathering after the march about being active in times of discrimination and offered to help students get involved in activism. Its not just about marching make sure you do your part, he said. What are you going to be doing on Monday?Students unite to start Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations MLK EVENTS Jan. 19 Moment to Movement Workshop at 6 p.m. at Pugh Hall Jan. 20 MLK Day of Service at 8 a.m. at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom Jan. 23 MLK Keynote Quinta Brunson at 7 p.m. at Reitz Union Rion Ballroom Jan. 25 Advocacy in Action Panel at 4:30 p.m. at Ustler Hall Jan. 27 Campus Multi-Faith Progressive Dinner at 6 p.m. at UF Hillel


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 ONCE rfONCEntb n tb tb f f nn n By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterAlachua County is moving forward on constructing two projects intended to promote economic development: a park to recycle garbage into resources and a countywide bike trail system. Although the projects are diverse in nature, both are meant to stimulate economic growth, said Edgar Campa-Palafox, the countys economic development coordinator. The Alachua County Resource Recovery Park will serve as a breeding ground for manufacturing companies and provide an anticipated 200 new jobs, while the implementation of the Trail Towns Program is intended to grow ecotourism in the county. The county is seeking a $1.5 million grant from the Florida Job Growth Grant Fund to help with the construction of a 37-acre Resource Recovery Park, which will be adjacent to the Alachua County Transfer Facility. The grant would cover 33 percent of the projects costs, and the county would supply the remainder of the funding, Campa-Palafox said. Regardless of whether grant money is secured, the county plans to break ground on the park by the middle of this year. The park is planned for North Waldo Road, about two miles from Gainesville Regional Airport, and will be particularly helpful for east Gainesvilles economy, Campa-Palafox said. The eco-industrial park will include sewers, roads, utilities and stormwater facilities necessary to attract manufacturing businesses that specialize in processing recyclable materials, he said. That way its going to help us not only train jobs in our community but also increase our recycling rate in Alachua County, he said. The county is also working toward establishing a Trail Town Program an extensive network of bike trails that will connect cyclists with businesses in the area. What were trying to do with the program is really capitalize on that growing tourism industry, Campa-Palafox said. Although the county hasnt applied for any grants regarding the Trail Town Program, they have begun looking into various funding options, Campa-Palafox said. Amanda Brown, a 27-year-old UF alumna, fell in love with cycling during her time at UF because of the trails Gainesville has to offer. I know that a lot of people visit Gainesville just for (the Gainesville-Hawthorne) trail, she said. And continuing to expand upon that and connecting more of the city through bike trails thats huge for the economy. Brown said she believes investing in more bike trails is worthwhile for the city not only economically, but also for its enviCars arent sustainable, she said. The way in which were going weve got to look to alternative transportation methods. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgCounty plans to boost economy with new park, bike trails STUDENTS LOST 600 MINUTES IN INSTRUCTIONAL TIME WHEN THE DISTRICT CLOSED FOR COLD WEATHER. Alligator Staff WriterThe school day just got longer for Alachua County Public School students but only by seven minutes. On Tuesday, the district announced the school-day extension will last from Jan. 17 to June 1, a day before school lets out, to make up for the 600 minutes missed last week. The added time will make up for the two days of classes lost due to cold weather and possible black ice, according to a press release. The National Weather Service and local emergency management informed ACPS driving school buses in the conditions would be hazardous, said ACPS spokesperson Jackie Johnson. For safetys sake, the decision was made to close schools, Johnson wrote in an email. The state mandates the time is made up, but the schools decide how to distribute the extra minutes, the release said. During Hurricane Irma, the school system canceled school for six days and the state required it make up four. ACPS scheduled school on three days that are built into the academic calendar in case school needs to be canceled Dec. 18, Dec. 19 and April 2 and Jan. 2, according to the press release. Parents had mixed reactions to the daily extensions. After the district posted the extension to social media, Facebook commenters school day, while others praised school district the year, June 4 and 5, which was considered. Lisa Worthy said her daughter, a Gainesville High School tenth grader, Rachel, watched movies during the days added in December and would likely do the same during the added days in June. While Worthy said the one minute added to each class period wont have a large impact on Rachels education, it is a better option than sending students to school I think this was a good decision on the part of the district as a solution to making up the missed instructional time, Worthy said. Staff writer Robert Lewis contributed to this report. ACPS announces school days will be extended next week Steph Strickland / Alligator StaffKevin Masaro (left), 23, co-founder of Always True Co., speaks with attendees of The #Unlitter Project. This event was hosted to repurpose Always Trues inventory and to bring the community together.


10 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018By Katherine JonesAlligator Contributing WriterUF researchers are making strides toward reducing obesity by stimulating the brain. The College of Medicine conducted research on the role of the central nervous system in relationship to metabolism that can trigger fat loss, said UF professor Philip Scarpace, who headed the research lab. Scientists at the UF Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics published a study Monday with information on potential methods to combat obesity in the future. This (study) is demonstrating that you can maintain body weight that has creasing metabolism, Scarpace said. In the study, researchers treated one group of rats with a drug called Melanotan II, which caused the animals to suppress their appetite, and compared it to a control group, Scarpace said. Throughout the study, as the treated rats appetite grew, they managed to maintain lesser weight than the untreated rats. The goal would be to develop a similar type of drug that does the same things, but which can be given orally and does not have any side effects, Scarpace said. Isabelle Ct, a postdoctoral associate in the lab, said the research is limited because the translation between the administration of the drug to rats and that to humans isnt comparable, which is still under review. (We) found it interesting that the food intake was back to normal for the animals as they were before but they maintained their weight loss, she said. UF researchers toward new weight-loss By Paige FryAlligator Staff WriterIf Spencer Baker died on duty as an active commander in the U.S. sole-income earner, his family would hardships. So when his eldest son, UF student Reilly Baker, realized his tuition wouldnt be compensated by the state if something happened to his father while serving, he was shocked. But now, Floridas Constitution Revision Commission, a group that meets every 20 years to examine the Florida Constitution and propose measures to be put on the 2018 ballot, is considering a proposal that would provide free tuition to families, like the Bakers, of fallen military gency-medical technicians. I was a little bit taken back that it wasnt something already covered, Baker said. I guess I already assumed that college being paid for was under (the GI Bill) umbrella. Gov. Rick Scott supported the measure during his State of the State Address on Tuesday. These brave men and women died as heroes and it is important that the state does everything possible to take care of the families who lost a loved one who was working to protect our communities, Scott said. ber by Commissioner Emery Gainey, who is director of the Law Enforcement Relations, Victim Services and ing to the commissions website. He also is a 25-year veteran of the AlaGainey said law enforcement, correctional and correctional proalready covered by Florida statutes in case of death while on duty. The goal of his proposal is to cover them and add EMTs, paramedics and Florida military members in Floridas to change. his or her 25th birthday, Gainey said. If their father or mother was killed in the line of duty, the chances of them going to college has been reduced substantially, he said. UF doesnt track students who er families, UF spokesperson Margot Winick wrote in an email. Gainesville Police spokesperson on the uniform for work every day, knowing they might not come home. He said even though law enforcestatutes, statutes are malleable by legislators. Adding the proposal to the states constitution would be more concrete. disguise to have that taken care of, he said. The departments most recent Lt. Corey Dahlem, who died April 4, 2007 in the hospital 19 hours after a drunk driver hit him while on foot patrol, according to Alligator archives. He was survived by his wife and two young-adult children. Thankfully, these truly tragic instances dont happen as much as they possibly could, Tobias said. Free tuition for children of fallen servicemen, group says THE DECISION WAS 5-0. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterAt a Student Government Supreme Court hearing Wednesday night, the court tutional Student Senate rules. Senator Michael Hoffman (Inspire, Hume) petitioned the UF Supreme Court procedures are not considered Student Body law, and therefore cant be regulated I wouldnt want the Supreme Court like the Senate cant interpret the Supreme Courts internal rules, Hoffman said. In his speech, Hoffman said the Court would be violating the separation of powers doctrine if it had the power to interpret rules that affect the internal operations of the Senate. But the Court disagreed and unanimously ruled 5-0 that they can interpret the Senate rules and procedures if it found a part of it to be unconstitutional. Hoffman said the court didnt rule against his position, but rather said they couldnt interpret Senates rules and procedures unless they found something to be unconstitutional. Im optimistic that the opinion will balance the need for the Supreme Court to prevent unconstitutional actions while allowing the legislature to operate independently, Hoffman said. Chief Justice Meagan McCarthy said Hoffman was asking the court to explain if they had the power to rule on the Senate rules and procedures. The Supreme Court needs to have the ability to check power, McCarthy said. We are not saying the Senate cant make its own rules and procedures, but were saying that in the case there is something unconstitutional or in the case that a student wants to bring a petition, that the Suthat. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgUF Supreme Court: It can review Senate rules, proceduresONE HAS BEEN ARRESTED AND FACES 16 CHARGES. By Paige FryAlligator Staff WriterTwo Gainesville teens who were accused of breaking into a smartphone repair store to steal thousands of dollars worth of phones and then selling them to another phone-repair store Police arrested 19-year-old Brian Keith Johnson Jr. on Tuesday on 16 charges including grand theft, dealing in organized stolen property and fraud, according to a Gainesville Police arrest report. A sworn complaint has been issued for the second suspect, 18-year-old Corey Motanise Larry. report said. In addition to taking phones, they Later that day, Johnson sold an iPhone 6 16GB to Re-Tech Repair Experts on Southwest Archer Road for $50, the report said. He gave a photo ID and thumbprint to sell the phone. The following day, Johnson and Larry an ecoATM kiosk, an unmanned kiosk that allows customers to sell their used phones, police said. Johnson sold an iPhone 6 128GB for $95, and Larry sold an iPhone 7 128GB at a kiosk for $205, according to the police report. Johnson then sold three additional phones to Re-Tech for $400, police said. The next day, he sold one last phone to Re-Tech for $90. Johnson was taken to the Alachua County Jail and remains in lieu of a $141,000 bond. @paigexfry pfry@alligator.orgGPD: Two Gainesville teens robbed, pawned cell phonesTaylour Marks / Alligator StaffSomewhere Along the Way is downtown Gainesvilles newest coffee shop and art gallery. The art collection features glassware, paintings, wood sculptures and handmade pottery.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to and Mastercard accepted. 4 Roommates IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! 5 Real Estate 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 or please call 373Find (373-3463) Another Saturday night without a date?Read The Alligator. NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-25-43-5 Lake Foreclosure Resale $29,900 Before foreclosure sold for $134,900. Special Financing. 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Check in the Alligator Classifieds 10 For Sale Live & Online Public Auction Tuesday, January 23rd at 10:00 AM Whittelsey Wood Products 16301 NW 15th Ave, Miami, Fl 33169 Sale will consist of Veneer Processing Manufacturing Plant Auction including: Langzauner Lz 4-S 4200 Veneer Saw, Fisher+Ruckle Omnimaster Plus Veneer Splicer, Holzher 1265 Supercut Vertical Panel Saw, Butfering Optimat SCO 213 Diamond CE 2 head Sander, Nederman S-series Bag filter S-500, Joos Hp-115 Hot Press, Osama Technologies S2R-1600 Top and Bottom Glue Spreader, Champion Air Compressor, International 4400 Trucks, Flatbed Trailers with Piggyback Kits, Yale and Heister Forklifts, Princeton Piggyback Forklifts, Wood Product Inventory consisting of Veneer, Burl, Plywood, Lumber and Specialty Woods and Architectural Products, Warehouse Equip., Pallet Racking, Office Furniture, Office Equip. & much more! Catalog and photos available at Assignment for the Benefit of Creditors Case #2017-025084CA-01 Preview: Mon, January 22nd from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 1 hour prior to sale 15%-18% BP $100 refundable cash deposit to register (800) 840-BIDS info@moecker AB-1098 AU-3219, Eric Rubin 1-12-1-10 UF Surplus On-Line Auctionsare underwaybikes, computers, furniture, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: SURPLUS.UFL.EDU 392-0370 4-25-18-43-10 Goats for Sale & Lease Horse Boarding 7 miles to UFCharlie 352-278-1925 4-25-43-10 Lucrative accounting practice just 50 miles from UF campus. Owner is looking for the right person or persons to take over practice. Area features opportunity to experience the benefits of an abundance of out door life with the benefits of nearby cultural activities in and around Gainsesville. Anne Hodges, CPA Cross City, Florida (352)-356-1632 2-2118-15-10 11 Motorcycles/ Mopeds Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. 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12 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 Sunrise Auto Rental Easy to Rent!!! NO credit card required! 352-3759090 4-25-43-12 Sun City Auto Sales Bring W-2 Drive home today!! Free one year oil change $1000 discount off the finest price 352-338-1999 4-25-43-12 CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition352-771-6191 2-2-18-11-12 13 Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity 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. The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact the volunteer coordinator at (352) 505-3311 ext 4 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491Gainesville, FL 32604 CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition352-771-6191 2-2-18-11-13 NEED CASH?Buying: Gold & Silver Jewelry, Watches, Coins, Currency, Collectibles Call: 352-213-3802 1-31-10-13 14 Help Wanted This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to and Mastercard accepted. Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at 6-21-18-55-14 Don't forget to tell them:"I found it in The Alligator!" HIRING home/office/apartment cleaners(mf and every other sat). Day and night shifts available. Must own a car. weekly pay $8.50/ hr. if interested please call 352-214-0868 1-31-18-10-14 NOW HIRING for SPRING '18 Notetakers Editors Production Assistants Apply at 1-12-18-7-14 Psychology Office looking for Spring Semester Volunteer Office Interns. Two full-day a week commitment. 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Contact: or call 352-507-5002 if interested. 1-24-18-5-14 COPYTALK: GET PAID TO TYPE! Create your own schedule Close to campus Productivity-based pay up to $13/hr Must be able to touch type 60wpm WWW.CTSCRIBES.COM 1-24-18-8-14 Personal Care Assistant, PT, Multiple Shifts, Mon-Sun. Need mature, energetic, reliable person. Direct experience with autism a plus as postion entails working with severly autistic young man in his home and community. Great opportunity for Special Ed/Applied Behavior Majors. Non-smokers with reliable transportation and able to make a 1 year commitment. Email resume to 1-2418-5-14 15 Services Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $3.00 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website! Just go to and Mastercard accepted. Affordable Attorney12 Years Experience Call or Text Sam 24/7 904.600.2683 4-2517-86-15 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www. 4-25-1743-15 MATH/PHYSICS TUTORING PhD in mathematical physics. Subject: alge bra, trig, pre-calc, calc or general physics. Rate: $20/hr. youtube channel: tutelar tutoring. email: 2-1615-15 16 Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Need CPR Training?(352) 727-4733 CNA Prep Classes from 7-3-17-108-16 12 Autos 14 Help Wanted 15 Services


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love Don't forget to tell them: "I found it in The Alligator!" 20 Events/Notices IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED!DRUG PROBLEM?WE CAN HELP! 24 HOURS 7 DAYSCALL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS1-866352-5323 352-376-8008 18 Personals HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) The Child's Garden The Importance of Math in the Classroom Welcome back to another great school year. I would like to take this opportunity to talk about the importance of incorporating math in the early education setting. Many schools get lost in the idea that literacy is the most important feature in a preschool setting. Here at The Child's Garden, we believe in a well-rounded program that promotes all areas in early education. It can be overwhelming when searching for a preschool. Many schools focus on literacy, reading and writing. While this is, of course, extremely important, numeracy skills are equally important too. Children who participate in math at an early age develop critical thinking and problem solving skills, which are important for all academic areas of growth. The University of Irvin California conducted a study which shows children who do well in math entering into school, generally continue to do well throughout school. It has been estimated that children receive up to 1000 hours of literacy before entering school. Whereas mathematics is sometimes just recognizing numbers 1-10, rote counting, and sorting, we like to incorporate math into every area of our busy day. While reading, children are encouraged to count the number of items on the page. While build ing with blocks, we talk about structure and shapes. In housekeeping, we count baby dolls, plates, utensils, food, etc. We discuss who has more, less or the same. At cleanup, we count to see how long it takes us from one day to the next. Sometimes we switch it up and count backwards. Other areas we continue to promote math are at snack time, children are snack-mon itors, they count the number of friends to set snacks out for and how much to give each friend so all have equal amounts. Pouring water into cups to promote measurement skills. We partake in cooking class, which uses measurements and science skills. We focus on all shapes, including 3D shapes, looking at size, shape, and sides. We ask open-ended questions: Where?, What?, Why?, to help improve critical thinking skills. Preschool mathematics is much more than counting to ten. Preschool math is the doorway to the growth of future scientists, engi neers, architects, chefs, etc. We are proud to give all children the correct tools they need to help succeed in school and life. 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Josie Kuhlman and the Florida women's tennis team begin their spring season today at the UNLV Invite, pg. 15 Florida football coach Dan Mullen completed his coaching staff on Thursday after hiring Ron English as his safeties coach. Mullen also announced the position assignments for his 10 assistants. Billy Gonzales and John Hevesy will serve as co-offensive coordinators, while Todd Grantham will be defensive coordinator. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, JANUARY 12, 2018 Alana GomezSports WriterIts been seven years since the Florida gymnastics team overcame No. 1 LSU in a regular-season meet. But after opening the 2018 season with a win over West Virginia on Jan. 5, a night that saw junior Alicia Boren register the highest all-around score ever to open a season in program history, No. 7 UF is hoping to end that streak. The Gators will open SEC play against the Tigers tonight at 6:45 p.m. at the OConnell Center. LSU enters Gainesville with six All-Americans and the No. 5 ranked freshman class in the nation. It began regular-season action on Jan. 5 at home against then-No.19 Arkansas, with a 197.150-195.350 win. Florida faced the Tigers twice last year, falling to its conference rival by 1.55 points in the regular season and by 0.15 points in the SEC Championships. For the Gators four freshmen, tonights OConnell Center. Ranked as the No. 1 recruiting class in the country, the group started off strong against West Virginia, with at in each of the four events. Im excited for the team as well as the freshmen, Boren said. Its such a big competition being that its against LSU. Jazmyn Foberg, who earned third place in UF faces LSU tonight at home SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 16MEN'S BASKETBALLBy Jake DreilingerSports WriterFlorida guard Egor Koulechov received into the game and drained a three-point shot to tie the score at seven apiece. In the early stages of UFs 71-54 win against Mississippi State on Wednesday, Koulechov contest. Its nice to see him playing with conto elude the graduate transfer. Against Gonzaga on Nov. 24, Koulechov shot a next six games were full of inconsistency, scoring eight points or less in three of the contests while also recording a 21-point performance against Cincinnati. White told reporters on Dec. 31 that Koulechov was dealing with plantar fascitis, providing a possible explanation for his struggles. But in Floridas last four games, the native of Volgograd, Russia, has reemerged as a scoring threat. Hes leading the Gators in points per game (19.8) during SEC play and is shooting 65 percent from the threepoint line. SEE MEN'S BBALL, PAGE 16 SEE WOMEN'S BBALL, PAGE 16UK 56, UF 53By Justin AhlumSports WriterTrailing by two with less than seven seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, the Gators inbounded the ball in front of their bench. After a crosscourt pass from forward Haley Lorenzen found guard Funda Nakkasoglu open on the right side of the court, Nakkasoglu attempted an off-balance three-pointer. Her shot bounced off the left side of the backboard and ended Floridas hopes of picking up its against Kentucky, 56-53, at the OConnell Center on Thursday night. support in Nakkasoglu, whos leading the team in scoring this season with 15.2 points per game. She makes tough shots. Its what she can do, Newbauer said. So thats why we went to her. The loss moves Florida to 0-4 in SEC play, despite the team holding a lead in the fourth quarter or overtime in three of the four contests. Obviously, its frustrating, Newbauer said. You dont wanna focus on the results, but tonight we felt like we had a chance. Weve just got to The Gators have failed to shoot over 40 percent and continued their struggles against Kentucky on Thursday. shots, scoring 10 points in the process. At halftime, Florida was shooting 23.3 percent on 30 atIts coming out ready to play from the start, Floridas shooting woes continue in fourth consecutive SEC loss Florida guard Funda Nakkasoglu missed a potential game-winning shot in UF's three-point loss to Kentucky on Thursday. "She makes tough shots. It's what she can do," coach Cameron Newbauer said. "So that's why we went to her."


FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 By Benjamin BrandtSports Writer Eight members of the Florida mens tennis team will compete in the qualifying rounds of the City of Sunrise Pro Tennis Classic this weekend in Sunrise, Florida. The tournament marks the start of UFs spring season after earning a preseason ranking of No. 9 in the nation. Of those competing, sophomore Johannes Ingildsen and freshman Duarte Vale both hold national singles rankings in the ITA preseason poll at No. 7 and No. 39, respectively. Junior Alfredo Perez holds the No. 8 ranking but will not participate this weekend. One hundred twenty-one players from around the world will join ing spots in the tournaments main draw, which is set to begin on Tuesday. Last season, the team played in a similar event in Plantation, Florida, where both Ingildsen and Perez advanced to the main draw but lost in the opening round. Florida held off-campus practices this week to prepare for the clay courts at the Sunrise Tennis Club, where the tournament is being held. Dual-match play will begin for the Gators on Jan. 22 when they host unranked UCF at the Ring Tennis Complex. The Knights are one of six non-conference opponents UF will face before SEC play opens in March. Of those six teams, three hold top-25 rankings: No. 2 Ohio Florida State. es last season and advanced to the ment, where eventual national champion Virginia swept Florida When they returned to action in the fall, the Gators had an encouraging two months of play. Ingildsen won his draw at the Gator Ranked the Oracle ITA National Fall Championship in November, where he went 2-2. At the same tournament, teammate and All-American Perez as a doubles pair and won the ITA All-American Championship, earnranking in the nation. Vale won the singles and doubles timent. Vale is currently ranked No. 39 in singles. Freshman Andy Andrade also with his undefeated performance at the Ivy-Plus Invitational in September. In the coming months, coach Bryan Sheltons roster of young stars onship. Last fall, Shelton outlined the Gators competitive perspective. We have to continue to approach every single day the same way as if there is no tomorrow, he said. @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgUF opens season today at City of Sunrise Pro Tennis ClassicAlligator File PhotoGators mens tennis coach Bryan Shelton and eight of his players kick off the spring season today in Sunrise, Florida. TRACK & FIELDAlligator File PhotoFlorida womens tennis player Josie Kuhlman earned All-SEC First Team honors last season on the way to UF winning its seventh national championship in program history. Gators moving on from NCAA title, begin 2018 at UNLV InviteBy River WellsSports WriterThe Florida womens tennis team endnothing is guaranteed. UF lost several of its top players this offseason, including seniors Belinda Woolcock and Kourtney Keegan, as well as freshman Ingrid Neel. Neel, who won the clinching pionship victory over Stanford on May 23, decided to forgo the rest of her collegiate career and turn pro. Despite the departures of key contributors, the team has high hopes for freshmen Victoria Emma and Katie Kubicz. Emmas resume includes competing in the U.S. Open winning the Florida Player of the Year award placed second in the doubles portion of the Meanwhile, Floridas returning cast of players all of whom are seniors are aiming to bring the Gators back to the NCAA title match for the second year in a row. Josie ing to improve on last years performance after earning a nod to the All-SEC First Team. Brooke Austin returns to the fold after a tions. Austin earned SEC Player of the Year and was the NCAA doubles national champion with Keegan as a sophomore, but ended singles rankings. The No. 3 Gators will kick off the spring season at the Freeman Memorial Womens Tennis Championships beginning today at the Fertitta Tennis Complex on UNLVs campus. The three-day event will feature three tournament is set to begin this morning at @riverhwells rwells@alligator.orgWOMENS TENNISBy Andrew HuangSports WriterThe Florida mens and womens track modore Invitational in Nashville, Tennessee, today and Saturday for UFs second ange and Purple Classic in Clemson, South Carolina. The mens team is led by senior KeAndre Bates and sophomore Grant Holloway, both of whom were named to the Bowerman Preseason Watch List on Tuesday. man award last season, which is given to the top student-athlete in collegiate track Freshman Benjamin Lobo Vedel, comin his Gators debut Saturday, was named the USTFCCCA Division I Mens National Athlete of the Week on Tuesday. in collegiate history and broke the Danish The womens team features senior Lloydricia Cameron, an SEC champion in the in the Orange and Purple Classic. @AndrewJHuang ahuang@alligator.orgMENS TENNIS


16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 12, 2018 A video posted to contributed to this report. @alanaa_gomez GYMNASTICS, from pg. 14Boren, McMurtry leading team Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFlorida guard Egor Koulechov has bounced back from his early-season shooting struggles, connecting on 65 percent of his three-point attempts over UF's previous four games. @DreilingerJake MEN'S BBALL, from pg. 14Gators face Rebels on Saturday @justinn_case1 jahlum@alligator.orgWOMEN'S BBALL, from pg 14Hersler tied career high with 19 points