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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Police: Man arrested for trying to steal pork chopsHe concealed the packages in his pants, according to the report, pg. 5Cookiegazm hosts grand-openingIt is now based out of a downtown Gainesville location, pg. 4 HOME AWAY FROM HOMEFormer UF womens tennis player Belinda Woolcock went from an apprehensive 18-yearold to an NCAA champion, pg. 15VOLUME 112 ISSUE 48Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffWomens rights supporters march along the sidewalks of West University Avenue chanting and holding signs during Gainesvilles Celebration of Women. The event commemorated the one-year anniversary of the Womens March.By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterA year after women marched in Washington, D.C., following President Donald Trumps inauguration, protesters slipped their pink-knitted hats back on, picked up handwritten signs and marched down West University Avenue on Sunday afternoon. About 450 people met on Bo Diddley Community Plaza, which was covered in chalk-written messages, including Destroy the hetero-patriarchy and #IMPEACH. Genevieve Curtis, the event organizer, told the crowd Twelve speakers, including education advocate Chanae Baker and domestic violence survivor Alexandria Davis, shared inspirational messages and talked about womens issues, such as voter involvement and gender equality. Then, the crowd marched down West University Avenue to Southwest 13th Street and back. As the marchers paraded on sidewalks, restaurant employees stood outside clapping and drivers honked. One motorcyclist loudly revved her engine to show support. Organizations tabled on the plaza, including Be the Kind, a local volunteer group accepting donations of menstrual products and undergarments for homeless women. There are often women who choose between buying food or buying hygiene products, said Lisa Merlo Greene, the groups founder. To us, having to choose between your dignity and eating choice to make. Molly Ayers, a 16-year-old dual-enrolled Santa Fe College student, sat on the grass with her family and listened to the speakers. She attended last years March for Science and Womens March in Tallahassee with her mother and enjoys being politically active. I like to do these marches because I like to make a difference, she said. Someday Ill tell my grandkids, I was at the womens marches, and I made a change. Ayers hopes to one day become a marine biologist and work for a sea turtle conservation. In the meantime, her concerns range from North Korean missiles to depleting environmental protections under the Trump administration, Gainesville celebrates Womens March anniversary SO FAR, 117 BIRDS HAVE BEEN REPORTED AROUND CAMPUS. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterAs Ana Castro sat in her accounting class in Gerson Hall on Thursday, she ing into the glass doors outside her classroom. Sometimes, two or three times in a row you just heard thumps, and youd the 20-year-old UF accounting sophomore said. Throughout the duration of her class, she heard 20 thumps and found 10 dead birds on the ground after class. Castro said there was nervous laughter and jokes like accounting kills, echoing in the classroom. Eventually, the class moved on. A lot of us didnt know how to react, she said. It was really hard to concentrate in class, and I really thought it was something so sad to see. University spokesperson Janine Sikes said UF Environmental Health and Safety picked up seven dead birds Thursday and is looking into the issue. The Bird Collision Project, a group on By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterAfter a Student Government committee rejected a proposal to provide free menstrual products to students, some took to Facebook to organize protests and temporary alternatives to the proposal. Nikita Bozicevic, a 20-year-old UF linguistics sophomore, posted on a Facebook page for UF students Wednesday and suggested students create a take what you need, leave what you can system for menstrual products in campus bathrooms. way to help people, because thats the goal, she said. The SG Budget and Appropriations Committee unanimously voted against a code revision to use students activity and service fees to pay for pads and tampons Jan. 15 after about 20 minutes of deliberation, according to Alligator archives. Bozicevic said she read about the decision on Facebook and decided to take action. She said she was skeptical about how popular her idea would be. She put her phone down for an hour after she made the ments. She created a Facebook group Accessible Menstrual Products at UF, which has 137 members, as of press time. Sophia Ahmed, a 20-year-old UF mate-Birds dying after crashing into UF buildings, windows UF students organize for free tampons, pads initiativeAbout 450 protesters participatedSEE MARCH, PAGE 9 SEE BIRDS, PAGE 4 SEE TAMPON, PAGE 4


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 MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?Spring SG Elections Spring Student Government elections are almost here. To learn more about qualifying or running for office, attend the informational meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Reitz Union Chamber. Qualifying and slating for candidates will be on the second level of the Reitz Union on the following days/times: from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Jan. 29 and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30. Spring SG elections will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and Feb. 21 at locations across campus. For more information, visit UF Study Abroad Fair The UF International Center will host the Spring Study Abroad Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday on the 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. Most financial aid can be used for study abroad programs. In turn, the programs can be used to fulfill Summer residency requirements. For more information, stop by the Hub, located at 1765 Stadium Road, in Suite 170 or visit online at abroad.ufic.ufl. edu. Latinx Studies Lecture Series Talk: The Great Recession & Precarious Wealth Among Middle-Class Mexican-Origin Entrepreneurs Dr. Zulema Valdez, an associate professor of sociology at the University of California, Merced, will visit UF on Thursday. She will speak in Grinter Hall, Room 376 from 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. In addition to her academic pursuits, she participates in several organizations and activities aimed at advancing social justice, diversity and inclusion efforts in higher education and the sustainable food environment and volunteers with the Insight Garden Program at Chowchilla Womens Prison in Californias Central Valley. Lets Talk: Meaningful Dialogue in Difficult Times The Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere is hosting Libby Roderick, the associate director at the University of Alaska and associate editor of Difficult Dialogues National Resource Center, for a public lecture regarding difficult dialogues in the humanities at at 2 p.m. Feb. 3. This lecture, which is free and open to the public, will offer several strategies for effectively and respectfully engaging with fellow citizens on the most important topics of our times. For more information on the event visit: Words on Canvas: Harn Museum Writing Competition A picture is worth a thousand words. You can no write yourself into the art museum. Words on Canvas is a poetry and prose writing competition at the Harn Museum of Art, located at 3259 Hull Road, for UF and Santa Fe College students inspired by art. The selection of artwork features a variety of media, which come from the Asian, African, Contemporary, Photography and Modern collections. Winning contestants will be awarded prizes. See guidelines at The deadline is Feb. 25. Florida Museum of Natural History to host 5K race Feb. 10 Registration is now open for the Watch Your Step! 5K race on from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 10 at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Early registration ends Tuesday, and it's cost is $25, or $20 for UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card. Late or race-day registration is $30, or $25 for UF students with a valid Gator 1 card. For more information, visit www. watch-your-step-5k or call 352273-2055. 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 VOLUME 112 ISSUE 48NEWSROOM 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 GRAND OPENINGSATURDAY 01.27.18 FOR 4 HOURS ONLY get up to 20% off the entire store! SALE starts 1:00pm 5:00pm1029 W. UNIVERSITY AVE. @CLIMAXSMOKESHOPGAINESVILLE FREE FOOD AND PRIZES! FLASH SALES ALL DAY LONG ON CERTAIN ITEMS!


MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3ALDI 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 FUN AND FITNESS 2018 Help students gain a healthy perspective by advertising in The Alligators Fun & Fitness section, which is dedicated to giving students tips about healthy living and excercise.Contact Your Sales Rep 352-376-4482 Deadline: Wed., Jan. 31 Run Date: Wed., Feb. 7 SIGN UP STEP ONE:STEP TWO: STEP THREE: FOR THE alligators NEWSLETTER Will Clewis / Alligator StaffLeft to right: Gainesville locals Jeff Boissoneault, 32; Molly Barlow, 25; Hayden Anderson, 25, and Catherine Boissoneault, 30, taste some of the various foods offered at the Winter BBQ event held at the Depot Park event space on Saturday afternoon. A portion of the Will Clewis / Alligator StaffLeft to right: Gainesville residents Cody Wilson, 28, and Wil Fady, 27, hang out at the Winter BBQ event sponsored by The Top restaurant at the Depot Park event space, located at 200 SE Depot Park Ave. on Saturday afternoon. The two men are using the Kendama, which is a Japanese toy. BBQ Fundraiser


buildings, has counted 117 bird deaths caused by collision since 2016, Mark Hostetler, a professor in UF wildlife ecology and conservation said. During winter, when birds are migrating problematic, he said. He said people are seeing the birds, called cedar waxwings, crash into buildings on the west side of campus. Cedar waxwings are everywhere, and Hostetler said the project has determined what buildings are most problematic for birds on campus, including Newins-Ziegler Hall, Broward Dining Hall, Jennings Hall and the Harrell Medical Education Building. To try to solve this problem, Hostetler said he and his team hung cords from the top of the window to the bottom every four inches apart, which is less than the average wingspan of the birds. He said this treatment helps windows. Hostetler said the treatment, which is curHall, is effective. Since its installation at the strikes. Imagine when they see a tree in the sky with no bars through it, they think they can @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgBIRDS, from pg. 1Some buildings have been more problematic than others A protest is planned this weekBy Catie WegmanAlligator Contributing Writer UF students in 2015 making cookies in their apartment for some extra cash. Aaron Seemann, who was 21, and his friend Daniel Leal, who was 19, made cookies for their friends and neighbors, Seemann name spread quickly. On Saturday into early Sunday, more than 600 people came for their brick and mortar store, located at 12 SW 2nd St., in downtown Gainesville. We have plans to go to a naIn January 2016, Seemann 2nd Place, for about a year and a half. In August, they had a soft opening for their own store. tackle this next step, so they hosted the grand opening to let people know that they can come in, sit down and enjoy a cookie. Kayli Bryant, a UF marine science and Spanish freshman, two weeks, waited in line for about 25 minutes to satisfy her sweet tooth with one of their delicious cookies. said. Seemann said he never come this big. Although there is competition in the area, Seemann said he beto do well due to their studentoriented mindset and location. tiates us from Midnight Cookies, is that we sell more than cookmann said.Cookiegazm hosts grand-opening for downtown locationCourtesy to The AlligatorDaniel Leal, 22, founder of cookie-delivery company Cookiegazm, poses with a batch of his cookies in October 2016. THE HACKATHON ATTRACTED MORE THAN 500 STUDENTS. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterTo the tapping of keyboards, Sneha Patel fell asleep under a table in the basement of Marston Science Library Friday night. The UF computer science freshShe was one of more than 500 students who participated in a 36hour hackathon. The fourth annual SwampHacks attracted 532 students from schools around the Southeast to develop programs from scratch, attend workshops and meet new athon also included Swamp Tank, an opportunity for professionals in tor participants. Students could work to win Facebook, Microsoft and RealTruck, or just explore their interest in computer science. to create more of an environment for not only computer science students but also non-computer science students and engage them in Edwin Carvajal, a 20-year-old UF computer engineering junior, made a mad dash for a spacious table with plenty of outlets when the hackathon began Friday, he said. He worked until 4 a.m. Saturday developing a program that cult for personal information to be stolen, he said. The weekend of uninterrupted coding gave people the opportunity to create something groundbreaking, Carvajal said. This really creates, like, a hub for spontaneous growth and creengineering junior at EmbryRiddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, and his three place winners for their program Wi-Fido, an app that can recoginternet services. data outside of the home, it shuts down its connection and gives users the option to block the device, he said. to take control of their own cyber security rather than letting some20-year-old said. Show smart speakers and Xbox One game consoles for developing the program, but developing something that could help others was the most rewarding part of the experience, he said. Every now and then you build a hackathon project that just feels like this, if it were ever to be released, could really help a lot of @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgMore than 500 students participate in 36-hour hackathon It used to be in Omis Tavern rials science and engineering sophoParticipants plan on meeting on able fake blood on the back of their pants Tuesday at 9 a.m., Ahmed said. in the beginning phases, Ahmed said she wishes SG could have done more. top-10 public institution, and a lot of other public institutions give out free @amandanicrosa arosa@alligator.orgWhat Facebook users have to say about the issue:Jennifer Smith Pitman: Really? There is a CVS and a Target just across from campus. How about you buy something ahead of time and carry it with you? Megan Morey: Let me just say they do provide free condoms. Sex you can say no to. They do not provide free menstrual products. Periods I cant say no to. It happens whether i want it to or not, just saying. Joanie Trapp: Personally I think its of the UF population, as a con argument. How about, wow...if the number is roughly than use bike racks, or maybe just as many who use urinals. Imagine!The Alligator staffs top favorites Slutty chocolate chip White chocolate macadamia Smores Peanut butter Cookies and cream PB&J TAMPON, from pg. 1


MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5THE PARK WAS CLOSED FOR ABOUT FOUR MONTHS. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterEarl P. Powers Park on Newnans Lake reopened Friday after four months of repair from damage caused during Hurricane Irma. The park, located at 5910 SE Hawing pier. Fallen trees and debris blocked canal access to the lake, said county spokesperson Mark Sexton. The boat ramp was rebuilt, and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission cleared out vegetation from the canal. The parking lot and restrooms reopened Friday, but the playground, closed for further repairs, he said. It was quite a complicated process and big job to make sure that access to the lake was safe, he said. Sexton said the county hopes the Federal Emergency Management Agency will pay for the repairs, a sum they do not yet know. Gainesville resident Tony Ivey sat on the sparkling metal boat ramp and waters of the canal Saturday morning. The park has been the 59-year-olds faold. It means a lot, he said. (Being) around the water is really relaxing. park underwater. Even the picnic taDespite the damage, Ivey said he back. I really missed it the months that its been down, he said. I really missed it. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgNewnans Lake park reopens after Hurricane Irma damageJessica Giles / Alligator Pictured is Earl P. Powers Park on Newnans Lake, which reopened Friday after Alachua County CRIME ROUNDUP GPD: Man stops police chase to tell POLICE SAID THE MAN HAS NEVER HAD A FLORIDA DRIVERS LICENSE.A Gainesville man, who was being followed by poalmost home then kept going, Gainesville Police said. Jordan Lee Curtis, 19, was speeding in a dark-colored Honda at about 1 a.m. Friday through Northwood Pines gency lights and tried to pull Curtis over, according to the report. Curtis continued to drive west on Northwest 53rd Avenue, ignoring the lights and sirens behind him, police said. Curtis stopped only long enough to open his car door, sirens because he was almost home, according to the report. Curtis closed the door and continued to drive for him to his home, police said. bags, according to the report. Curtis said he didnt stop because he didnt have a a Florida drivers license, according to the report. He was charged with having no valid drivers license, possession of less than 20 grams of marijuana and atchua County Jail where he was released Friday morning on his own recognizance. He could not be reached for comment.Former UF student drove into HE TOLD POLICE THERE WAS POSSIBLY A CRACK COCAINE PIPE IN THE CAR, POLICE SAID.A former UF student was pulled over Friday afternoon with marijuana, cocaine, Xanax and paraphernalia in the car, Alachua police said. Matthew Scott Evron, 22, stopped trafPlace and drove over the sidewalk, nearly into a light pole and into oncoming eastpulled him over. Evron told police he was driving from Gainesville to Gainesville, according to the report. Police said his eyes were glazed. He admitted there was possibly a crack cocaine pipe in the car, police said. Police found a marijuana grinder with residue in it, 20 Xanax bars, two pieces of cocaine and a crack pipe with cocaine residue in the car and 15 Xanax bars on the person, according to the report. Evron told police he smoked marijuana and took two Xanax pills earlier, APD said. of his urine. session of drugs equipment, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine and possession of Alprazolam. He was taken to the Alachua County Jail and released after paying Evron received a Bachelor of Science in chemistry in Fall 2017, John Hines, a university spokesperson, wrote in an email. Evron could not be reached for comment.Gainesville man arrested for hiding saidTHE PAIR HID SIX PACKAGES OF PORK CHOPS, WORTH $42.31, POLICE SAID.A Gainesville man walked out of Walmart on Thursday night with three packages of pork chops in his pants, Gainesville Police said. Kevin David Roberts, 56, and a woman he was with each took three packages of pork chops from the meat department of Walmart, located at 1800 NE 12th Ave., at about 6 p.m., according to an arrest report. The woman hid the pork chops in her purse, and Roberts hid them in his pants, police said. The pair walked to the exit with the The woman threw the packages on the ground, and both left in a blue Ford Focus, which police pulled over a mile away, according to the report. Police patted Roberts down and felt a bulge in his and he said, meat, according to the report. short distance away and arrested. Roberts declined to say anything else to police, but the woman admitted to taking the pork chops and then leaving them at the store, police said. Roberts, who has two prior theft convictions, including a felony, was charged with petty theft and taken to the Alachua County Jail where he remains, as of press time, in lieu of a $10,000 bond. The woman was not charged. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgBy Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterCurtis Evron Roberts


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. MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 ColumnDoes anyone else remember those little karate belts we tied to the ends of our recorders in music class? Perhaps a tiny white ribbon for a successful rendition of Hot Cross Buns, or a bead hung on a black string for the advanced version of Ode to Joy? When I attended elementary school in Miami, I had the privilege of having at least one hour of music or art class each week. During that time, teachers would show us how to read sheet music and let us play bongos and tambourines. We would try our hands at recreating Vincent van Goghs The Starry Night and mush clay in our palms to make fantastical creatures and beasts. And in my 9-year-old head, I thought, Sure, PE is fun, but this is the best part of the day. Too often we see dramatic drops in funding for arts and music education, and the discrepancy in our priorities only becomes starker as we get older. We let elementary-schoolers play make-believe but only for a little while. Once those kids hit middle school, its time for them to get ready for high school, take challenging math classes and leave some of that artfulness behind. And by high school, its all about Education and dual enrollment classes after all, its almost time for college, right? Of course, general education is important. Standard English, science, math and social studies classes are not only a necessary component of well-rounded academics but also can prove equally, if not more, stimulating than some humanities electives. That being said, a well-educated population requires investment in subjects like art, music and poetry that we so often discard the second someone whispers the phrase budget cuts. So, what can we do when politicians and school districts divert money away from the humanities? On some level, we must take matters into our own hands. If you volunteer with students in your community, whether in elementary, middle or high school, ask them about their favorite subjects and hobbies. If theyre excited about art and drawing, ask them to see their sketches or better yet, make time to draw with them. If you have the time, volunteer in mentorship or after-school programs. your local papers. Advocate for the kid next door who really wants to learn a musical instrument. Recommend ways of beautifying your neighborhood schools or improving the educational programs in your area. If you dont see it, suggest it! Unsure of who to talk to? Here are some tips, tricks and fun facts. The website allows you, through representatives in Congress are and message them quickly and safely. Dont know what to say? Add your own personal anecdote a positive or negative experience youve had with them why you think they should emphasize public education and the humanities during their tenures. Some quick sic education has led to higher IQs in elementary-school children, as well as heightened test scores and improved spatial intelligence. Sometimes the results truly are tangible. dents, quit shaming people for having majors outside our or physics, architecture or culinary arts, what have you lets all just celebrate that were in college and weve made it this far, huh? Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column appears on Mondays.We should encourage children to explore art, musicEditorialNews headlines last week were dominated by the government shutdown and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program deals. These big ticket items, as important as they are, have taken away focus from another just as infuriating issue in President Donald Trumps administration. According to Reuters, the U.S. government wants to increase the protection of the conscious and religious freedom of health care workers whose beliefs may inhibit them from carrying out In a press release Friday, the Department of Health and Huproposed a new rule to enforce 25 existing statutory conscience protections for Americans involved in HHS-funded programs, which protects people from being coerced into participating in activities that violate their conscience. This often includes performing procedures such as abortion, sterilization or assisted suicide. This announcement followed one released the day before, stating the OCR will add a new Conscience and Religious Freeimplement proposed regulation of freedoms within HHS-funded programs and to enforce statutes that protect individuals and organizations from being compelled to participate in procedures when it would violate their religious beliefs or moral convictions. This new division of the OCR will reverse former President Barack Obama-era health care rules that disallowed health care workers from denying treatment. While we certainly support religious freedom and encourage workers to stand up against things they feel are morally wrong, we cant say we agree with the revamp of these rules or the inWhen a person chooses a profession, they do so with a full understanding of their duties. They do so knowing they may not always agree with the needs of their clients and not everyone shares their beliefs. This is true of every profession not just health care. We believe if a health care provider is not willing to perform all of their responsibilities, they should choose another When health care providers refuse care requested by a patient, they not only put their patient at a disadvantage, but they something we cannot fathom. Moreover, the new rules have the potential to lead to a rise in discrimination based on things like gender, race or sexual orientation. For example, according to The Washington Post, in 2015 a Michigan pediatrician refused to treat a baby solely based on the fact its parents were lesbians. In areas where health care providers are scarce, the results of these new rules could prove detrimental. Should the local pediatrician, OB-GYN or primary care doctor deem someone morally wrong to treat, clients could with none at all. We believe if you are a health care worker and you deem it morally acceptable to perform controversial procedures, get trained in every possible one. We are living in an age where it could soon be rare for an need or who are even willing to see them at all. These people care are in need. Doctors shouldnt deny treatment based on religion Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Mia


MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7Earlier this week, President Donald Trump underwent a four-hour examination of physical and cognitive health. As of late, some were concerned about Trumps erratic speech patterns, exhibited narcissism, often poor judgment and rash decision making. He was deemed healthy, passing the cognitive test the Montreal Cognitive Assessment, widely used to test for early signs of Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia with a reportedly perfect score. This test is fairly high in validity but is not used to assess psychiatric disorders such as narcissistic personality disorder, anxiety or depression. Im not going to sit here as an undergraduate psychology student and give a or impairments should preclude a person from being president and which should not. For that matter, I will not even try to craft a list of which should inhibit a person from functioning in any role of however, is discuss the difference, in my opinion, between cognitive impairment and psychological disorders. They should be examined and treated differently, in terms of both care and attitude. According to a study by the Duke University Medical Center, in which biomore than a quarter met the criteria for percent met the criteria for depression, including former Presidents James Madison and Abraham Lincoln. Nearly 8 percent showed evidence of anxiety disorders, including former Presidents Thomas Jefferpercent showed signs of bipolar disorder, including former Presidents Lyndon Johnson and Theodore Roosevelt. None of these men were perfect. No one is. Did these mental disorders make their lives harder? Probably. Could these mental disorders have impacted their ability to lead? Maybe. Heres the thing, though: rule people out of positions of power. There is a theory that a high percentage of upper-level executives are psychopaths. Im in no way saying being a psychopath is a good thing, but this clearly is not hindering their success and ability to lead. I know a vast majority of you probably hate Trump or at least dislike him. Youre allowed to hate him and and/or his personality. You can wish that he be impeached or decide to resign. However, what you should not do is make a blanket statement that people affected by psychiatric disorders (whether I think Ive given Trump more than enough attention for the time being, so lets talk about you, dear reader. I dont know what youre struggling with or what is going on inside your mind. I hope you have someone in your life a friend, parent, mentor, therapist or whomever it may be that you can talk to about whats happening in there. ity is desired depending on your role, you should not feel as though you are incapable of achieving what you wish based on a diagnosis. Dont let anyone say you are less capable because your brain is wired with a wide range of available treatment options, from behavioral-cognitive therapy to medication and so much more. Take advantage of whatever your resources allow you to. I hope you can embrace and conquer what your mind decides to throw time is unnerving and, quite frankly, terrifying. But I hope he, like all of us, can play to his strengths and overcome his weaknesses to be a better, more stable leader. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column appears on Mondays.Mental health problems do not correlate to poor leadership skillsColumnO from a supposed incoming ballistic missile attack when a state employee clicked the wrong item from a drop-down menu. One would think the U.S. government would handle nuclear prevention programs with the same degree of sophistication that makes these weapons possible. Instead, the warning for the inescapable likelihood of thousands of deaths and the beginning of nuclear war was determined by the same interface that students use to save their homework. mutually-assured destruction has allowed people to develop the ill-conceived notion that the possible use of nuclear weapons can be overlooked. Americas leaders fall into the trap of using an empty threat of nuclear weapons as a magical tool to achieve foreign policy goals. Today, in a time when the U.S. should be a paragon for diplomacy, it has become an origin for rising international tension. Just this past Tuesday at a Vancouver conferRex Tillerson warned if North Korea does not give up on their nuclear program, they themselves will trigger an option. The American public must understand the danger of nuclear handle nuclear policy as cautiously as possible as the weapons are dangerous. Although today it may seem absurd that themselves from nuclear attacks, contemporary views on nuclear power are just as clouded about current technology. The average American probably thinks of the mushroom cloud from the attack on Hiroshima or Nagasaki to represent the power of nuclear weapons, but technology has dramatically developed since then. A modern-day hydrogen bomb can be at entists at the Los Alamos National Laboratory bombs to end the human race. Conventional thermonuclear weapons are not the only nuclear weapons to threaten civithe power of nuclear weapons. Small extremist groups have the potential to turn conventional explosives into a nuclear weapon in the form of a radiological dispersion device, or dirty bomb, to release radiation. According to the Institute for Science and International Secumonitors global nuclear threats, groups like the Islamic State have long discussed the possibility of using easily obtainable radioactive maused in medical technology that can be dangerous in relatively small amounts. Leo Szilard, a scientist who worked on the Manhattan Project, calculated that just one-tenth of an ounce earth would make the planet uninhabitable. Science has developed over time to create scarier and deadlier weapons; nuclear policy has yet to match todays technology. Like all aspects of government, it is important for experts to be part of the discussion to make the best decisions. However, nuclear policy is different. Unlike topics like education or health care, if someone says uninformed decisions on nuclear policy could destroy millions of lives, it is not an exaggeration. Scientists and policy experts who focus on nuclear power can provide insight even the brightest politicians could not understand on their own. Secondly, Congress must reform the procedure for a U.S. ances within the federal government for other political actions, the president currently has the ence of another branch of government. In an era where a president holds such a polarizing view on a choice with grave consequences, Congress should be required to approve a nuclear strike to better represent the views of the American people. Due to dramatic shifts in political culture, words and actions that would have been considered extreme in the past are now commonto use his much bigger and more powerful nuclear button, he threatens to kill hundreds of thousands of people. As a part of the worlds community, Americans cannot stand for such threats to innocent human life. Joshua Udvary is a UF environmental engineering junior. His column appears on Fridays.The power of nuclear weapons shouldn't be underestimated, and we need to actColumn Joshua Taylor




she said. She wore a handmade pink beanie and carried a sign depicting Trump as a dinosaur about to be hit by a Korean missile. We have a tyrant for a president, Ayers said, explaining her drawing. He has political beliefs that dont belong in the modern world. Curtis said she had never organized an activist event before Sunday, but she began planning this march a month ago after noticing a lack of Womens March events in Gainesville. She said she will host the event next year, and it will be bigger and better. I think what we saw today was an absolutely inspiring declaration of the community that theyre not gonna tolerate the lesser treatment of women, she said. Were going to speak power to truth, and we are going to remove people who abuse their power. @amandanicrosa MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 3914 SW Archer Rd 352-377-6020 STOP DREAMING. START DOING.Cannot be combined with price matching, food or cosmetics purchases. One coupon per customer. Discount only valid at Butler Plaza GNC location. Check out our daily specials. Expires 03/03/18. Cannot be combined with price matching, food or cosmetics purchases. One coupon per customer. Discount only valid at Butler Plaza GNC location. Check out our daily specials. Expires 03/03/18. $5 OFF ANY PURCHASE OF $25 OR MORE$10 OFFANY PURCHASE OF $50 OR MORE A large crowd gathered on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Sunday for Gainesvilles Celebration of Women event commemorating the one-year anniversary of the Womens March in Washington, D.C.Jordan Bourne / Alligator Staff Taylour Marks / Alligator Staff Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffRIGHT: Megan Wardell, a 19-year-old UF public relations and political science freshman, carries a sign quoting Michelle Obamas speech from the 2016 Democratic National Convention during the march portion of Gainesvilles Celebration of Women event. LEFT: A woman wearing the signature pink knit hat of the Womens Resistance movement sits among a crowd of protesters on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. MARCH, from pg. 1The event featured 12 speakers who spoke about gender equality


By Victoria SalomonAlligator Contributing WriterIn celebration of the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, about 300 people met and spoke about advances and obstacles in womens rights Saturday night. The local chapter of the National Womens Liberation held the event at The Wooly, located at 20 N. held the event, said Brooke EliazarMacke, a member of the organizations steering committee and one of the event organizers. She said the intention was to celebrate the decision and feminism itself. We want to show this decision was not the gift of a judge, Eliazar-Macke said. It was the effort of organized feminist demand, and cant. At the event, attendees could give donations to the organization as local businesses gift cards. The organization is working on advancing womens abortion rights by making sure local clinics are properly licensed for the procedure. The event is one of the many carried out by the National Womens Liberation to ignite social change, Eliazar-Macke said. They also hold seminars and classes focused on historically successful ways of organizing social movements. Erica Bales, another member of the organization and the steering committee, said theyre working on making affordable birth control more readily accessible to local communities. In the future, Bales said she hopes more locals get involved with the organization and engage in activist action. Find the cause you believe in and work for that, she said. 10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018Victoria Salomon / Alligator Amy Coenen and her daughter, Ella, share the stage with another member of the National Womens THIS YEARS EVENT FEATURED NEW ZUMBA AND HIP-HOP FITNESS SESSIONS. By Kaylee WeberAlligator Contributing WriterUF students worked up a sweat as they ran up each step Friday evening in hopes of winning a free Victorias Secret Pink sports bra. About 200 students came to Gates 13, 14 and 15 for Pinks annual Too Fit To Quit event. Following free workout sessions, the companys campus representatives gave attendees more freebies than previous years, including 100 Pink Ultimate Sports Bras, valued at $25 each, said Sara Preston, a UF Pink campus representative who helped organize the event. We actually chose the title of this event, Too Fit to Quit, because we wanted people to really stick to their New Years resolutions, the 20-year-old UF telecommunication junior said. In addition to stadium workouts, this years event featured sions: Zumba and Latin-infused hip-hop taught by UF student instructors. This years event featured a challenge-by-choice approach levels as needed, Preston said. Bryan Alava, a 21-year-old UF biochemistry junior, instructed about 50 students in his Zumba workout session. However hard the class may be, theres always ways to make it at everyones level, Alava said. While some attendees just came for the free goodies, others like Maria Paula Vargas, a UF accounting senior, said she took the workouts to heart as she followed Alavas Zumba moves. I canceled my gym class today to come here instead, the 22-year-old said.Victorias Secret Pink holds workouts, gives away bras By Eman ElshahawyAlligator Contributing WriterTen-year-old Jos carefully poured cups a balloon to create his very own stress ball. His name is Timmy, he said, after drawing a green smiley face on his new handcrafted creation. Jos was one of the 25 people who went to the free community health fair Saturday afternoon at Iglesia Hispana de Alachua, located at 13719 NW 146th Ave. Joss mother declined to give his last name, citing privacy concerns. The event was held by Children ganization focused toward ensuring the social well-being of immigrant children, their families and additional under-represented groups. This was the fourth time the event has teers from UF Dentistry, said Juan Leon, a The 20-year-old UF biomedical engineering sophomore said he helped organize the event to provide free health care to anyone in the community who might need it. Health care should be a human right given to all, he said. The UF Mobile Outreach Clinic provided checkups and assessments, said Dr. Diana Montoya-Williams, a UF Health pediatrician and board member of Children Beyond Our Borders. Mariana Piedrahita, a 21-year-old UF international studies senior and Child Beyond Our Borders intern, leads children activities. The overall importance is reaching out to the community and educating them about their health resources, Piedrahita said.UF mobile clinic continues Eman Elshahawy / Alligator Feminists meet to speak about Roe v. Wade anniversaryBy Rachel PorterAlligator Contributing WriterA UF study found people who lose weight are likely to regain weight faster than previously thought. The study published in December led by Dr. Kathryn Ross, a UF College of Public Health and Health Professions assistant professor, followed 75 participants, who had lost weight for 12 weeks, over the course of nine months after an initial weight loss period. They found a majority of participants regained the weight they initially lost, in contrast to the former belief that people were able to maintain weight loss for a period of time, Ross said. Participants reported data using digital scales that would automatically send data to the researchers, Ross said. Reure out when peoples weight began to switch from maintenance to regain. Initially, researchers believed they weight: loss, maintenance and regain, Ross said. But in reality, participants did not experience a maintenance stage. According to Ross, the study found those who were older, female and married had a slower rate of weight regain. Next, researchers will study what people do before they begin to regain weight and why they do it, Ross said. This supports an emerging model of obesity treatment that weight management really needs to be seen as more of a continual care model or chronic disease model, Ross said. UF study: People regain weight faster than expected


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Answers 1. Shoeless Joe Jackson had 121 RBIs in his last season in 1920. 2. Four seasons 1962-65. 3. It was 1947. 4. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (1,074 wins) and Robert Parish (1,014). 5. Bill Stewart, with the Chicago Blackhawks in 1938. 6. Bruce Arena was 81-32-35. 7. Tamara McKinney, in 1983. 2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc. January 22, 2018King Features Weekly Service 15 Services 19 Connections 23 Rides


Which UF team does columnist Ethan Bauer think is "the model sport" at Florida? Find out, pg. 16 Three Gators head to Super Bowl LIIWith the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles winning their respective conference championships on Sunday, former UF football players Mike Gillislee (Patriots), Trey Burton (Eagles) and Jaylen Watkins (Eagles) are set to compete in the Super Bowl on Feb. 4. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, JANUARY 22, 2018 By Morgan McMullenSports WriterWith a raucous home crowd surrounding them, the Gators broke their huddle and trotted out for one more defensive possession. Eight seconds remained in the game, and Ole Miss needed a bucket to pull back into the lead. Junior guard Alissa Alston dribbled to her right, sped into the paint and elevated for a potential go-ahead layup. But Florida forward Haley Lorenzen met her under the rim, forcing her shot off the backboard and into the arms of Dyandria Anderson with one second to go. The defensive stop capped off on a near-perfect fourth quarter for UF (10-10, 2-5 SEC) on Sunday, as it won its second consecutive conference game in a 61-60 sequel to the two teams double-overtime thriller two weeks ago. After the stop, the Rebels bench erupted, believing Alston had been fouled. While the replay was unclear on if there was contact on the attempt, Lorenzen said she and her teammates executed their defensive strategy to perfection. I just let the instincts take over," Lorenzen said. "I just did my best to not foul her and contest the layup. The game itself was a tale of runs. The Gators jumped out to a 10-point lead early in the second quarter before allowing Ole Miss (11-8, 1-5 SEC) to go on a 15-2 run to end the half. In the third, the Rebels used a 13-4 stretch to extend their lead to 11 with six minutes remaining in the quarter. Long-range droughts haunted UF throughout. Florida did not make a three-point shot in both the second and lowest output of the year. It was the third consecutive game that the Gators have failed to make more than seven three-pointers in their new offensive scheme, which encourages long-range shots. However, Florida appeared to break out of its recent Gators stage late comeback, defeat Ole Miss at O'Dome GYMNASTICSBy Alana GomezSports WriterAfter completing its third meet of the season, the Florida gymnastics team added another win to its record, putting up its Florida (2-1, 1-1 SEC) overcame Kentucky (4-1, 1-1 SEC) 196.325-195.950 on Jan. 19 in Lexington to clinch its second victory on the road. UFs win comes after a loss in its home opener against No. 1 LSU by a margin of 0.125 on Jan. 12. The meet between the Gators and entered with top-10 rankings in 84 total meetings. The Gators only trailed Kenand didn't fall behind again as they outscored UK for the 20th year in a row. dence up and keep moving through most of the lineup, coach Jenny Rowland said in a release. The meet featured Florida leading in three of its four events. In vault, senior Rachel Slocum landed a season-high 9.925, good enough to tie 2017 SEC Freshman of other two victories came from sophomore Rachel Gowey, who bars with a score of 9.825. Gowey also tied two Wildcats on balance beam. Her score of 9.900 helped boost the Gators standing in the event after senior Kennedy Baker fell off the beam earlier in the lineup. All-Americans Baker and Alicia Boren were able to work their way into the allaround rankings, placing second and third, respectively, behind Korth. In addition to the team taking three events, Florida also saw a multitude of left the Memorial Coliseum on Friday night with season-best scores and another We worked better together as a team, Rowland said. The energy was fantastic. A story from contributed to this report. @alanaa_gomez Emma Green / Alligator Staff defeating Ole Miss 61-60 on Sunday afternoon. MEN'S BASKETBALL FLORIDA 61, OLE MISS 60By Jake DreilingerSports WriterKentucky guard Shai Gilgeous-Alexander collected a rebound on a missed KeVaughn Allen layup with just over in transition, Gilgeous-Alexander turned the ball over, allowing Florida to respond with two free throws to cut the Wildcats lead to 56-55. During the Gators mens basketball team's 66-64 win over Kentucky at Rupp Arena on Saturday night, GilgeousAlexanders turnover was just one example of what went sparked UF's win over Kentucky SEE WOMEN'S HOOPS, PAGE 16 SEE MEN'S HOOPS, PAGE 16Gowey


MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 By Mari FaielloSports WriterIt was a once-in-a-lifetime moment Belinda Woolcock never saw coming. Standing on the courts of the Dan Magill Tennis Complex in Athens, Georgia, on May 23, 2017, Belinda of her dual-match career as a college tennis player, notching a 6-1, 6-3, victory over Stanfords Caroline Doyle. Belinda waited on the sidelines of the dimly lit playing area, keeping her eyes trained on teammate Ingrid Neel as she got closer and closer to When a forehand from the Cardinals Taylor Davidson went out of play to clinch the win for Neel, Belinda sprinted toward her teammate, her arms opened wide in celebration as Gators fans screamed and cheered from the stands. Florida womens tennis team won the 2017 NCAA championship the seventh national title in program history is a memory Belinda will never forget. Belindas experience with the collegiate sports world in the United States wasnt necessarily a life-long goal of hers, but a pro tennis career certainly was in the forefront of her mind. This was one of the reasons why she decided to travel 9,685 miles away from her native country of Australia. But the decision certainly Belinda developed a strong background in tennis during her childhood years in Melbourne a city in Victoria, Australia. She was introduced to the sport when she was 5 and began competing in tournaments when she was 7. Eleven years later, after becoming one of the top amateur tennis players in Melbourne, she had a decision to make: Did she want to pursue college tennis or enter the professional circuit? There were pros and cons to both choices. Belindas primary focus as a young talent was improving her world ranking to gain opportunities as a professional. While college tennis would help her hone her skills, she wouldnt receive the level of global recognition competing in the NCAA that she would if she went pro immediately. Australias attitude toward college athletics was also a deterrent. According to Belinda, the country looks down upon playing sports at the university level. If you really cared about tennis, you played professional, she said. However, Belinda found herself in a rut with Tennis Australia, the governing body for tennis in her home country. She noticed minimal improvement in her game, which she largely blamed on her training environment. There werent many women her age competing at the same level she was, limiting her practices to one-on-one sessions with a private coach. Belindas father, Geoff, noticed her lack of development under Tennis Australia as well, attributing it to her isolation from competing at a high level with others. Belinda thrives in a team environment, he said. The whole idea of competing for somebody, whether its a college or your country, really gets her going. In April 2013, Belinda realized the United States was the best option for her. She began reaching out to schools including Florida, Duke, Texas and Tennessee and told her parents she wanted to play college tennis abroad. While Geoff was elated, her mother, Jane, did not share his same level of excitement. Jane feared that college wouldnt concerned she wouldnt get to witness her daughter improve. Belinda assured her that she could still play professionally after leaving school, but Janes insecurities werent eased immediately. It took a lot of research for her to fully support the idea of a collegiate experience for her daughter. Belinda showed her mother research shed done on the schools she was interested in, organizing lists of information in spreadsheets and sending her mother videos of tennis players whod competed at the university level before playing professionally. After watching the videos and examining Belindas research, Janes perspective changed. She gave her daughter full support and the green light to start visiting schools. Soon after, Belinda committed to Florida. The night before she left for the U.S., her nerves started kicking in. Her mind lingered on the fact she didnt know anyone in Gainesville and wasnt sure what to do when she arrived. side of the world all by herself and not coming home. The anxiety quickly got the best of her. While Belinda was in the process of packing her things, her sister, Sarah, walked into her room and found her crying. Belinda wanted to be welcomed and liked, but the fact she was moving to a foreign country created a lot of unknowns. Sarah helped Belinda calm down es. The next day, Belinda was off to the U.S. Gainesville, Belinda thrived in a team environment. The constant companionship and competitive setting instilled passion back into her tennis game. However, the homesickness she overshadowed the excitement surrounding her new classes and teammates. Belinda felt an uneasiness that could only be calmed by talking to her family. Geoff said frequent FaceTime calls became the go-to solution to keeping Belinda grounded. They kept her reassured that shed made the right decision any time she was down on herself or questioned if shed made a mistake. during her freshman year, Jane realized her daughter had made a good choice. Belinda was playing with more and seemed happier overall. Before she moved to Gainesville, she would allow her emotions to boil over if she wasnt playing well. But after enrolling at UF, she matured under the guidance of coach Roland Thornqvist, becoming more accepting and composed when she lost. Halfway through her collegiate career, however, Belinda hit a breaking point. She returned home to Australia during the summer between her sophomore and junior seasons questioning if the United States was still the right option for her. Belinda was frustrated that her pro career rankings had come to a halt while she competed at the collegiate level. In the NCAA, tennis teams use the fall semester to compete in exhibition tournaments to prepare for the spring season, limiting players opportunities to participate in professional events. It became a gut-wrenching situation for Belinda. If she competed in college tournaments, her personal ranking in the pro circuit would suffer, but if she competed in pro tournaments, Belinda risked losing her spot in Floridas lineup. After spending the summer back home training, Belinda realized not much had changed in Australia. The only thing keeping her there was her family, as a lack of organization and structure in Tennis Australia had put the program in disarray. Belinda realized she couldnt think of a reason to leave UF. It was important to her that she completed her degree. If she put a halt on her education to play pro tenWhen Belinda came back to Florida for her junior season, she set national title with her teammates. Two years later, the Gators clinched their seventh NCAA title in program history with their 4-1 defeat over Stanford in Athens. To read the rest of this story online, go to Alvarez / Alligator StaffFormer Florida womens tennis player Belinda Woolcock went from an apprehensive 18-year-old MENS TENNIS WOMENS TENNISBy Benjamin BrandtSports Writer The Florida mens tennis team kicks off its dual-match season today against UCF as the No. 9-ranked program in the country. The Gators have won all 16 previous matchups with the Knights, including a 7-0 sweep in 2013 when the teams last met. Sophomore Johannes Ingildsen and junior Alfredo Perez open the season with top-10 singles rankings and will play together as the No. 1 doubles pair in the nation. Seven players on UFs roster are returning from last year, but its the freshmen who have impressed coach Bryan Shelton. Duarte Vale, Oliver Crawford and Andy Andrade made up the nations second-best recruiting class in 2017. I think that all three of our freshmen have certainly done enough to deserve a place in the lineup, Shelton said. Andrade went 14-3 in the fall season and won the Ivy-Plus Invitational in his debut as a Gator. Crawford and Vale both competed in the main draw at last weeks City of Sunrise Pro Tennis Classic. In his second match of the qualifying rounds, Vale defeated UCFs No. 1 singles player, senior Kyle Lovett, in straight sets (6-4, 6-4). never lost its season-opening match. Todays contest will be played at the Ring Tennis Complex at 6 p.m. @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgUF hosts UCF tonight in season opener of dual-match play Perez


16 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 22, 2018 on 45.3 percent of its shots, its highest mark since its game against Jacksonville on Nov. 28. Sophomore guard Delicia Washington her diminished voice to shouting assignments In the fourth quarter, Florida found itself the lead for good. at them from the sideline to get out of their seats.'S HOOPS, from pg. 14 rived. titude is uncommon. Its one thing for a coach to take positives from a loss. Its another to tics teams loss, and thats part of what makes what a great team looks like. But of course, recruiting class. Thats no surprise considering the team But the team doesnt let that success and it. The athletes havent lost sight of the power tionships end. like that? at the pinnacle of their craft. success, the realization that one match doesnt UF gymnastics is the model sport at Florida: Competitive. Compassionate. Fun. Ethan Bauertwitter: @ebaueriSweet and Bauer / Opinion season. Florida, which also struggled to knock down its shots. paint, good for over half of its 64 total points. But the turnovers and the limited scoring helped a smaller Florida team secure the win. @DreilingerJake jdreilinger@alligator.orgMEN'S HOOPS, from pg. 14Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffUF men's basketball coach Mike White was pleased with his team's defense against Kentucky on Saturday. "We showed a lot of resiliency," he said. Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffFlorida's gymnastics team has reached the Super Six 11 times since 2006.