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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator SCARLETT, THREE OTHERS REINSTATEDFour of the UF football players involved in last seasons credit card fraud scandal have been cleared in all team activities, pg. 13A body was found at Biverns Arm lakeHis death was ruled an accident, police said, pg. 5Check out The Avenue:Read about the local group that will perform at Okeechobee Music & Arts Festival, pg. 8VOLUME 112 ISSUE 49Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Jenny Boylan carried a bucket of fake blood and water on Turlington Plaza at 9 a.m. Tuesday. Boylan, 30, a UF political science doctorate student, helped organize Are You Seeing Red?, a bleed-in protest to raise awareness for accessible menstrual products on campus. She used the blood to paint the back of about two dozen students pants. An unexpected period can disrupt a students day and distract her if she does not have access to a pad or tampon, Boylan said. If youre disgusted with our bloody pants, then maybe you should rethink whether or not this is important for everybody or if everybody would use it, she said. I think you in your seat. Sophia Ahmed, 20, and a UF material science and engineering sophomore, started planning after a Student Government Senate committee voted against a code revision to fund an initiative that would provide menstrual products on campus on Jan. 15. For more coverage on this topic, see accompanying story. @amandanicrosa arosa@alligator.orgBy Romy EllenbogenAlligator Staff WriterMore than a dozen students showed up at Tuesdays senate meeting to speak against Student Governments initial decision to deny funding for free menstrual products on campus. But before they had a chance to talk, Senate President Ian Green announced free products would be available in the GatorWell ofFebruary. The audience applauded. At the Budget and Appropriations Committee meeting last week, nine committee members debated funding the Gators Matter, Period. initiative for 20 minutes before voting it down unanimously. Committee members said body, while the codes specify that funds assist everyone. tation of funding for menstrual products in the Reitz Union is not the end, said Sen. Emily Dunson, the committee chairwoman. Rebecca Kravitz, president of Womens Student Association, denounced Senate for Students held a protest before By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterFunding for free menstrual products on campus approvedWill Clewis / Alligator Staff About 24 students stained their pants with fake blood in the Are You Seeing Red?, a bleed-in protest to raise awareness for accessible menstrual products on campus Tuesday. The red paint symbolized how an unexpected period can disrupt a students day. GatorWell will in FebruarySEE SENATE, PAGE 5By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterSey Hee Park, a double Gator, was integral to the College of Medicine, colleagues said. Park, who served as an ambassador and led tours of the college, was remembered by about 100 peers, friends and family members in the University Auditorium on Monday night, more than two weeks after he died. The Alof death. The 28-year-old was in his second year of a three-year-residency program with the department of community health and family medicine when he unexpectedly died, said Peter Carek, the chair of the Department of Community Health and Family Medicine. He was the type of person who made instant friends, Carek said. Though it was a sad event, tonight was about celebrating (Parks) life and his impact on a wide range of people, he said. He never knew a stranger. His overall warmth and caring for everyone was extraordinary. George Eldayrie, a chief resident of the program Park worked in, said Park made time with a hectic medical residency schedule to be with friends and enjoy good food. Eldayrie remembered Parks car, which he said was covered in bumper stickers from Parks favorite local restaurant Satchels Pizza. He did everything to make people smile and would do anything to make people happy, Eldayrie said. He is an irreplaceable friend. Park graduated from UF with a bachelor of science in microbiology and cell science in 2012 and a medical degree in 2016. He was working for his residency at UF Health Shands Hospital. Liz Harlan, a third-year medical student, said Park once helped her ing an important exam. She didnt know what to do after seeing the bad grade and questioned her academic path. Everyone told me to call Sey, Harlan said. Harlan said Park spoke to her about overcoming his own academic struggles in medical school and gave her the encouragement that has kept her in the medical program to this day. She, and other speakers at the memorial, shared how Park always had a knack for helping others when they needed it most. Samuel Dickmann, an assistant professor at the College of Medicine, held back tears as he recalled a time when he found Park waiting for him in the parking lot outside their work with a cup of coffee and a congratulations on being a father. Park was kind and also intelligent, said Ki Park, his sister and a UF assistant professor of medicine. His name means enlightenment to the world, she said. Ki Park said her brother was always polite and once thanked a nurse, through tears, when she gave him an injection. Sey will provide joy and comfort to those in heaven and, knowing Sey, probably tech. support too, she said. Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgFriends, family remember UF alumnus for kindnessPark

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Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators alligator.org/calendarLocal Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?UF Study Abroad Fair today The UF International Center will host the Spring Study Abroad Fair today from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Reitz Union North Lawn. For more information, stop by the Hub, located at 1765 Stadium Road, in Suite 170 or visit online at abroad. ufic.ufl.edu. Free Citizenship Classes The Latina Womens League will offer free citizenship classes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday starting this week until March 29 at the Millhopper Library Branch, located at 3145 NW 43rd St. To register, email info@latinawomensleague.org. The UF Social Justice Summit: For the Gator Good UF will host a Social Justice Summit with a focus on allyship on Friday and Saturday. Keynote speakers include Dr. Zulema Valdez and Tim Wise. Breakout sessions, UF Panel and Community Panel will round out the Summit. Voices from the March, an original student-written play about the Womens March on Washington, will close the Summit. Open to all with an interest in Social Justice. For more information and to register: education.ufl.edu/socialjusticesummit. Fulbright Lecture Series As part of the Fulbright Lecture Series, Maya Stanfield-Mazzi will talk about indigenous textiles in colonial Latin America at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 31 at the UF International Center. Stanfield-Mazzi is a UF associate professor of art history, specializing in art of colonial Latin America. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California and conducted her dissertation research in Peru with the help of a FulbrightHays Fellowship. This first 2018 Fulbright lecture entitled Indigenous Textiles in the Colonial Latin American Home: Luxury, Lineage and Leisure is a free event and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers race Registration is now open for LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Five Points of Life Race Weekend on Saturday, Feb. 17 and Sunday, Feb. 18 at fivepointsoflife.com. Both days will include food, free massages and music. There will be free coffee and pastelitos from Mia Apa Caf from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Sunday. All proceeds go to the Five Points of Life Foundation, which educates and raises awareness of the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, cord blood, organ and tissue. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jtavel@alligator.org. 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. Correction: In an article published Jan. 17, an article titled GPD: FGCU student pulls out knife in a fight at midtown incorrectly reported that Jose Javier Navas Heredia was arrested after allegedly cutting off a bouncers thumb. Navas Heredia was arrested for allegedly cutting the tip of the bouncer's thumb. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 49NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor alligatorSports.org 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

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 Inside fl Inside Wednesday, January 24, 2018 rf nt br rf n nYour campus connection for all things UFUF Police Department Chief Linda Stump-Kurnick has been honored as a Champion for Change by e Nation al Center for Spectator Sports Safety and Security. e NCS4 recently presented Stump with its rst annual Champion for Change award for her successful eorts to expand security eorts at UF. Speci cally the award commends her for initiating security changes across UF since July 2003 to maintain safety on campus, and for implementing the clear bag policy for Ben Hill Grin Stadium. She was also honored for overseeing implementation of required background screenings for event personnel at all major events and enhanced perimeter protection to assure full police and emergency vehicle access. Faculty and sta are invited to bring their lunch to the HR Building, 903 West Uni versity Ave., at noon for a one hour presen tation on a range of wellness topics by UF experts. To register and learn more, visit mytraining.hr.u.edu, log in and search for Wellness Wednesdays. Want to watch at your desk? Email hrs-wellness@u.edu to sign up for a live stream. Feb. 7 Coping with Chronic Pain: Strategies to Improve Quality of Life Lori Waxenbert, Ph.D., ABPP, Clini cal Professor, Depart ment of Clinical and Health Psychology How can a psychologist help someone living with chronic pain? We explore answers and several strategies to manage chronic pain, including relaxation and mindful ness, activity pacing, thought challenging, acceptance and value-based living. e event takes place over the course of two days, with approximately 300 employers in attendance. Dierent types of companies attend each day based on hiring needs. e CRC is undergoing a multimillion-dollar renovation project that will enhance all of its services, including those helping students prepare for the fall and spring showcases. Well have more space to oer these services, meaning we can bring in and prepare more students to attend the event, said Erica Coste, associate director of industry relations. Learn more at: crc.u.edu/showcase. Sloan Savage is abbreviated article is part of a journalism writing lab class project from the College of Journalism and Communications. Other pieces from the project will be posted online later this spring. Two days each semester, students at the University of Florida get to present their tal ents and aspirations at what is billed as the largest university-sponsored career fair in the Southeast. Whether seeking an internship, job or networking opportunities, the Career Showcase provides students the chance to meet and speak with hundreds of employers about their futures. Distance and Continuing Education is hosting the rst annual Inspiring Women Leaders Conference (IWL) Mar. 8-9 at the UF Hilton Conference Center. Conference registration is now open online at reg.conferences.dce.u.edu/ WLC/Register and includes engaging presentations, panel discussions, interactive workshops and social networking opportunities. e early registration deadline ends Feb. 1, so make sure to register in advance to secure a spot at the conference. Student tickets are available at a discounted rate. During this two-day event, topics such as how to delegate eectively; how to recognize bias; how to take calculated risks; and how to com municate with condence, will be showcased through the Leadership, Professional and Business tracks.tb n e practice of making New Years resolutions dates back thousands of years to the Babylo nians. And the practice of quickly breaking them dates back nearly as long. n tn b n n n n n n New UF photographer and videographer Brianne Lehan captured this shot of the iconic Century Tower as she explores the beauty of her new workplace. If your 2018 resolution involves being more ac tive, having more fun and embracing adventure, UF RecSports has you covered. Want to explore the outdoors in a group setting? e Center for Outdoor Recreation and Education (CORE) Trips, led by trained trip leaders, usually take place on weekends. From yoga retreats and local trail hikes to ski adventures and international ex peditions, CORE Trips takes you to new heights. RecSports oers a grant program that provides up to $2,000 per academic year. e CORE Grant hopes to eliminate nancial barriers for students. is spring, CORE will award sever al grants, in addition to trip rental gear waivers. Applications are due Mar. 18. Visit recsports.u.edu to learn more.The following is a paid advertisement

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4 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 GUIDE TO DINING OUT BREAKFASTBagels & NoodlesServing breakfast and fresh bagels 6:30 am 3:00 pm. Serving Vietnamese cuisine Pho noodle soup and more. 11 am 9 pm. 1222 W. University Ave. WORLDCivilizationRide the rail trail to its Northern end and discover lots of vegetarian dishes, espresso drinks, housemade desserts, craft beer and sustainable wine. Dine inside the historic Gulf Oil building or outside under the modern portico. 1511 NW 2nd Street. Open for lunch 11-2, Tues-Fri & for dinner 5:30-9 Tues-Sat. welcometocivilization.comORGANICDaily GreenFresh, unique, organic, food! Soups, salads, homemade sweets, juices and smoothies. Vegan/gluten free options. Like us on Facebook. 436 SE 2nd St. w-sat 11-7, sun brunch 10-3 dailygreendowntown.org ITALIANManuels Vintage Room check out one of the best wine lists in town. the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the kitchen using fresh, simple, and local Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm. 6 South Main St. (352) 375-7372SOUTHERNThe Yearling RestaurantSince 1952 Gators have been coming to grandparents, or greatgrandparents went to frog legs, duck, quail + venison + a wide famous sour orange pie. Now that is a meal Contact Alligator Advertising to feature your business here 352-376-4482 DINING ITALIAN COFFEEMaudes Classic Cafe parking. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Next to the Hippodrome. 336-9649 Introducing the Side excellent wine selection. Open Late FROZEN TREATSKarma Cream ice cream in town! We also have an impressive selection of organic vegan ice cream, baked goods, sandwiches, fair trade coffee, tea, organic beer and free WI-FI. Mon-Fri 8am-11pm Sat&Sun 10am-11pm VISITORS MUST WEAR AN EAR-LOOP MASK. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterUF Health Shands Hospital said 400 paJan. 1. said. @Lewis__Robert. rlewis@alligator.org HOW TO KEEP FROM GETTING SICK DURING FLU SEASON: Wash your hands with soap and water, and use alcohol-based hand gels Use a mask to prevent infection If youre in critical condition and have underlying serious conditions, seek care at an E.R. If youre seeking care from a health care provider, ask for a mask upon arrival to prevent the spread of infection

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 Alligator Staff WriterOrganizers still plan to hold a pirate-themed protest Friday afternoon against Congressman Ted Yohos campaign contributors despite receiving a cease and desist letter Jan. 17. An attorney with Crime Prevention Security Systems, which is owned by letter. It accused the organizers, Alachua County Labor Coalition, of slandering the company, said lead organizer Jeremiah Tattersall. When the security p.m., protesters plan to come in pirate costumes and march out front. attend, according to a Facebook page, and organizers planned for protesters to hold signs that were handmade last Thursday and sing lyrics such as Yoho, Yoho, no health care for me to the tune of Yo Ho (A Pirates Life for Me). Congressman Yoho is an economic pirate, plundering the working class, sending millions to Davy Joness Locker, things along those lines, Tattersall said. Once we started on (this pirate theme), we were like, He really is like a pirate. The coalition said Yoho is prioritizing his donors over his constituents. Security company owners John A. Paselected, making them one of the largest contributors in Alachua County, Tattersall said. The coalition hosted a similar protest in July of Exactech, which donated Tattersall said. (Donors) have more access to Congressman Yoho than we do, he said. He listens to them because they give him the most money. Tattersall said Yoho should hold more in-person town hall meetings to listen to the electorate who doesnt donate to him. His last one was in April, according to Alligator archives. The town hall was important because Yoho needs to know what his constituents think, Tattersall said. Crime Prevention Security Systems said it has never donated to Yoho and emphasized the donations it has given to other local charities. Bobby McAfee, the companys marketing director, wrote in an email that the company expects the protest will be peaceful and said the group had the right to have fun and play dress-up. McAfee said the company wouldnt comment on what slanderous remarks the coalition made. labor organization, which claims to support workers, would aim to slander a local family-owned and -operated working members of our community, McAfee wrote in an email. Yoho protesters to dress up and sing despite cease and desist letter THE DEATH WAS ACCIDENTAL, POLICE SAID. Alligator Staff WriterGainesville Police recovered the body of a 58-year-old man Sunday in Bivens Arm lake. Richard Niblacks body was found in the water west Tobias, a GPD spokesperson, wrote in an email. His death was ruled accidental by police while the actual cause of death is still under investigation. Foul play is not suspected. Abigail Lance, who lives on the lake across from where Niblack was found, said she and friends were outside Sunday afternoon watching pelicans on the lake when a man and a woman in a green canoe rowed up to the group. They stopped in front of them, asking if they had seen a man in a boat, she said. Lance told them she hadnt and watched the two paddle away. When the pair reached the other side, she said she heard screaming in the distance. Police arrived, and Lance said she saw a body recovered from a blue boat. Patrol units, members of the Forensic Crime Unit and Joint Aviation Unit assisted in the search and recovery, Tobias said. Body recovered in Bivens Arm lakethe committees decision and said not have cost students more. This government funds a myriad said. This proposal is about more than just menstrual products it is about equal opportunity. Kravitz also questioned whether because of public backlash. Green said students showing up to Senate can make a difference at the university. I encourage students to continue to vocalize their opinion and to work with Student Government All but two of the students who spoke were in favor of funding. One student, Kevin Lemos, called the funding anti-American. Id like to condemn these communists who intend to forcefully hike up student prices in order to redistribute students capital for the sake of medical expenses, Lemos said. Sen. Branden Pearson (Inspire, Lakeside) and Sen. Dunson (Impact, District A) spoke at the end of the meeting about their plan to provide free products in UF buildings by April according to Alligator archives. Along with the GatorWell products, Senators mentioned free products at the Field and Fork Pantry, though some students criticized it as a limited option. At the meeting, the Senate also passed four resolutions. One bill proFreedom, a conservative group, to help bring conservative speaker and author Dinesh DSouza. A second resolution revised Senate rules to ensure meetings are livestreamed. Before the resolution was passed, Sen. Ben Lima (Inspire, District D) had been livestreaming the meetings from his Facebook page. Governor Rick Scotts proposal to provide tuition for the families of nized the importance of Temporary Protected Status, which is being canceled by President Donald Trump. One student said it was anti-AmericanShelbie Eakins / Alligator Staff Amol Jethwani, a 21-year-old UF history junior, addresses the UF Student Government Senate in the Senate Chambers inside the Reitz Union on by other members of the public that were signed up to speak, Jethwani spoke out in support of free menstrual products in bathrooms across campus.

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EditorialYoure going to read the story about the shooting in Kentucky and perhaps feel a pang of sadness. Later, youll learn the names of the two 15-year-olds killed today maybe even get to know their families for a second. But then youll close the story and go back to looking at a Buzzfeed video to learn how to make the cookies youll never bake. Oh look, this one shows a no-bake recipe. We digressed. Its not entirely your fault, dear reader. Weve become desensitized to the headlines and stories the same way weve become desensitized to government ineptitude. The government shutdown was an example of that. Do you realize how simple it is to get distracted by peripheral topics and ideas? Its easier to move on to the next story, the next photo or the next day. But the families of those killed and injured at Marshall County High School dont get to do that. From now on there will be an empty bed in two Kentucky homes, two less gifts to give on Christmas and memories that no longer have the chance to be made. The families who lose loved ones dont get to digress. Theyre going to remember the last moments with their child and replay everything they couldve done differently. According to a website that tracks mass shootings, 427 took place in 2017, leaving at least 586 dead in their wake. Weve just begun 2018, and including Tuesdays shooting, there have been at least 20 mass shootings 32 victims. Each day the count goes up. But you dont care. Unless, of course, it happens close to home. How many of you felt the Orlando Pulse shooting that left 49 people dead was personal? Its only a two-hour drive from Gainesville. It could have been us. But the story of the children who are dead and the 17 who were injured will stay with the mothers who have to send their children to school in the town they call home. When the next school shooting comes, maybe youll breathe a sigh of grief. It was bound to happen again, youll tell yourself, but at least it wasnt at your school in your city. Youll tell yourself theres nothing you can do. And youll keep scrolling through your feed. Unless you do care. Dear readers: Prove us wrong and show the people of Benton, Kentucky, that you care by sharing this editorial. Stop watching the Tasty video and forward this to your legislators, lobbyists and those who can legislate change. Demand them to care. This isnt political argument. It doesnt matter if you have the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution taped to your wall, or if you dont believe it should exist; the tragedy must stop. No one wants to see these headlines. No governor wants to hold a press conference on this. Whether its gun control, better background checks or restrictions on the types of guns and ammunition available for sale, you need to be advocating for these changes. Call your local, state and national representatives. Be a champion of access to mental health services in your community. Demand someone to care. Events like Kentucky shouldnt make us complacent. They should make us angry. You probably dont care about the kids killed today.ColumnDont let age define how you live your lifeOn Sunday, actress Nicole Kidman gave a poignant acceptance speech at the Screen Actors Guild Awards about the crumbling age barriers of Hollywood. How wonderful it is that our careers can go beyond 40 years old ... 20 years ago, we were pretty washed up by this stage in our lives, the 50-year-old said. Shes right we live in an era where happiness, success and beauty are no longer limited by age, and dialogue surrounding the realities of getting older has never been more alive. In fact, Allure editorin-chief Michelle Lee recently announced the magazines resolution to stop using the term anti-aging in an attempt to make the aging process sound less like a condition and more like the natural process that it is. From teenage entrepreneurs who are building their own empires before age 20, to adults in their 50s and 60s starting encore careers, often referred to as second acts, its no secret that people of both older and younger generations are shattering expectations and stereotypes of what it means to be a certain age. But just as Glinda from Wicked claimed that black was the new pink, it seems as though theres always a new decade thats the age or the new phase of life to be reckoned with, so to speak. Twenty-somethings have been described by some psychologists as living in their of their lives. College students are typically referred to as adults, or at least in the beginning of the adult stage, but interestingly enough, some researchers are now saying that the early-to-mid-20s are technically still part of the adolescent stage. In a recent study published in the child and adolescent health journal The Lancet, researcher and author Susan Sawyer explained that adolescence the period between childhood and adulthood should no longer range from ages 10 to 19, but should instead extend through age 24. Sawyer explained in her article that sociocultural and biological factors have prolonged this in-between phase of life. Todays 20-to 24-year-olds are likely still in school and waiting longer to get married and have children, adolescence than pure adulthood. So, what does this mean for todays notkids-but-not-quite-adults? that are adapted for a modern generation of 20-somethings should empower youth to embrace their ideas of success and happiness on their own terms. Amid vibrant ting that young people and all people no longer feel boxed in by typical expectations of what they should or should not be doing or focusing on in a certain time of their life. of simply referring to myself as a 20-something. While wanting to make the most of the present and near future is exciting, the truth is that happiness and success can stem from and be experienced in different phases of life. And even as social scientists, parents, children and ings of different life phases, when it comes to the number of years we have to our name, many people may still want what they cant have. We may not always believe the saying, age is but a number, and we cant turn back the clock, but we can embrace the fact that the most important decade is the one were in now. Darcy Schild is a UF journalism junior. Her column focuses on human behavior and sociology. Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller OPINIONS EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff MANAGING EDITOR, ONLINE Jimena Tavel MANAGING EDITOR, PRINT Darcy Schildopinions@alligator.org

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Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheAlligator. WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 www.alligator.org/the_avenue The 2018 Grammy Awards:Check out our predictions (Pg. 9)Flipturn wins Destination Okeechobee contest: The local band will perform Friday (Pg. 8)By Taylor McLambAvenue WriterLegendary Los Angeles-based bluesman The Reverend Shawn Amos will play alongside local band The Shakedown this Sunday, using their music to transform High Dive into a 1960s Chicago blues club. The North Central Florida Blues Society, which has been booking blues shows at High Dive since 2011, said it strives to bring national and international touring acts to Gainesville so that the community can see the quality of blues shows that one would experience in Chicago, Memphis or New Orleans. Rob Richardson, the vice president of the society, said it booked Amos because he was a unique performer. classic blues performers such as Junior Wells and Muddy Waters and Memphis Minnie, but he doesnt treat that music like a museum piece, Richardson said. He knows that the blues is a living, breathing thing that touches peoples souls, so he includes modern musical technology and approaches along with it. According to a press release, Amos has developed a large following. His previous album, The Reverend Shawn Amos Loves You, hit No. 2 on Roots Music Reports Contemporary Blues Album Chart. Richardson said they were expecting a large turnout from the Gainesville blues community. I do know that those that do show up will be entertained, Richardson said. The Reverend Shawn Amos is a fantastic performer, and I have been hearing a lot of excitement in the community about the show. Amos will be releasing his next album in February. The project is heavily inspired by the freedom songs of the civil rights movement. In order to shed light on the many blues performers that Gainesville has to offer, the society gives a chance for local bands to play alongside the national touring acts they bring in. It helps them grow as performers and helps promote them, Richardson said. We have a number of very talented bands in the area, so ity act to include. The Shakedown, composed of Keith Ladd, Sean Crowley and Randy Hensley, is a new Gainesville band that will debut Sunday. Michelle is most well-known for singing in her previous band, Fast Lane, an incredible funk band, but she can sing the blues as well, Richardson said. When we had Zora Young, the princess of Chicago blues, at the High Dive earlier last year, she knew about Michelle and called her up to sing with her. Michelle is a very soulful singer with a lot of passion and power. calist of The Shakedown, said she originally knew very little about the blues, but the society took her under its wing by inviting her to sing showcase. The more I listened and learned, the more I loved the blues, the more it spoke to me and moved me in a way that no other music had, Banlike where I truly belong musically. down as a blues band with heavy of their songs are tried and true old blues songs that have been revamped and updated by contemporary blues artists. She added that The Shakedown is extremely excited about the bands potential. voices of blues women such as Koko Taylor, Danielle Nicole and Susan spired by women who sing not just from the heart but deep down from the guts. I call myself an ugly singer, and by that I mean I am not trying to said. I am going to scream, sweat my soul, and I want you, I need you, to feel it. Sometimes it aint pretty, but if it moves you, I did my job. As a fan of the Reverend Shawn society concert of the year. I am most looking forward to playing for people that have never seen us before. Our set is 45 minutes long, but I think it will give people be bored. I intend to leave it on the stage, as they say. Im going to be singing like I need rent money! To prepare for the show, the band is playing carefully selectedsongs that are representative of who they are in a nutshell, including one ally loves. People that are truly singing and playing the blues are survivors, myself included. They have been through some stuff, and the scars make us strong and the music gives ing able to belt out a song, knowing that somewhere within it is my own experience that helps me connect to the song and helps the audience connect to me as a human being just like them. The Reverend Shawn Amos and The Shakedown will play at High Dive on Sunday from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. General Admission is $15, North Central Florida Blues Society members get in for $8 and students and veterans with ID get in for $5. Courtesy to the AlligatorThe show is the second stop on The Reverends 2018 tour.WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 www.alligator.org/the_avenue Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheFloridaAve. By Gabriella PaulAvenue WriterSit back and dive deep into Americas rich musical history Monday night at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Take Me To The River, a celebration of Memphis ever-evolving music scene, is set to perform Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. as part of its nationwide tour, according to a press release. Tickets can be purchased online at https:// river-live/. Ticket prices vary depending on seating, but students can buy tickets for $10, documentary the same day in the Squitieri Studio at the Phillips Center from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Based on Martin Shores award-winning documentary Take Me To The River, the live performance unites legendary Memphis musicians across generations on stage to recreate the evolution from blues to modern-day hiphop. The initial vision was to really tell Americans where their music came from and how music, Shore said. That story really hadnt been told properly. One way they did this, he said, was by pairing legacy musicians with the stars of today to create new music. This includes multiple generations of Mississippi Delta artists, from Grammy winners William Bell, Bobby Rush and Don Bryant to younger artists, Frayser Boy and Al Kapone. Shore said the rhythm and blues, soul and rock of the s fused a foundation that is still enduring today. He added that the genres also created a sense of community and inclusivity, which is more important now than ever. It was all about what you had to offer, not about what the color of your skin was, Shore said. Whether you were male or female, or whether you were 70 or 10. Shore said the mission for Take Me To The River is to ultimately recreate this same feeling within the community. Were all inclusive, thats the way it was back in the s when they were creating the music, he said. Shore said that today, people should be reminded to counter negativity with positivity and to just continue talking to each other. We are better together, he said. We are better including. Monique Blanchard, a UF alumna, is excited to attend the upcoming event. Blanchard, 33, lived in Memphis after graduation and thoroughly enjoyed the citys music events and open mic nights. She said Memphis had a huge hip-hop community that she missed after moving back to Gainesville. The hip-hop community here is very, very small, Blanchard said. Almost nothing. She said that, in general, she sees more rock, indie rock and punk rock in Gainesville, so she is excited to see a hip-hop presence here. I just think its something that is growing and growing, Blanchard said. And it needs to be explored and studied. Ariel Williams, a 29-year-old Gainesville resident, is attending the event to try something new. I was just curious and interested to see, Williams said. This year, Im focusing more on just kind of looking around and seeing whats in Gainesville as opposed to just, you know, just letting certain things pass me by. Born and raised in Gainesville, Williams said she believes in being open to meeting new people and experiencing new things within the community. Im all about building your tribe, building your local community, Williams said. The Reverend Shawn Amos to perform at High Dive Take Me To The River to Perform at Phillips Center

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8 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 By Emma WitmerAvenue WriterEarlier in the month, local indie group turn claimed the Destination Okeechobee Round One top spot, securing their place among artists on the rise. man, Tristan Duncan and Adrian Walker schools baccalaureate ceremony. When they realized the potential the group had, they brought Taylor Allen on board, and tracks that show the natural talent and rhythm the group shares. Standout songs rity that time has built in the group. the direction we want to be headed and about how were still young, but were still The show presents an opportunity to get a len said the group will be sampling tracks bel Swamp Records to compete with nearly ing allowed them to earn their place on the the group saw through social media and they earned their right to be there. We belong here, you know? This isnt the top. This isnt the peak. This is only the Flipturn wins Okeechobee fest spot ahead of Fridays show MUSIC Cassandra Kuhn / Courtesy to the Alligator(From left) Adrian Walker, Dillon Basse, Madeline Jarman, Tristan Duncan

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9By Alex Watson TremellenAvenue ContributorSunday nights 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards had a always adhered to a no host policy, but this years ceremony made traditional Im an Actor speeches in which an actor explains why he years opening featured only female speeches from Allison Janney of I, ish, Millie Bobby Brown of StrangKristen Bell for outstanding performance by a male actor in a comedy Ansari was not present despite bewas read aloud, no applause could was nominated for his performance in Master of None but did not attend the ceremony following recent role in Shameless but is now in hot On the other hand, James Franco was in attendance despite mulNominated in the outstanding performance by a male actor in a leadArtist, Franco attended after being a no-show at the Critics Choice Franco lost to Gary Oldman, who became emotional while accepting with her win for Veep, becoming the most decorated recipient in SAG following a breast cancer diagnosis the comedy series ensemble win for egory, outstanding performance by a female actor in a supporting role, went to Allison Janney for her perNicole Kidman and Alexander tance speech where she brought up highlighting how wonderful it is that [womens] careers today can go best performance by a lead actress women in the room who are trycategory presented, outstanding perupset win in the outstanding performance by an ensemble in a drama win in the outstanding performance broadcast, Morgan Freeman acceptthe 90th Academy Awards will take place on March 4.Women take over the stage at Sundays SAG Awards By Natalie RaoAvenue Editor will celebrate records from across genres in Record of the Year: JAY-Z The Story of O.J. power of both records is palpable, the racial Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar DAMN. and Childish Gambino in the mix, but Lamars complex lyricism combined with an in-yourVice, Vince Staples and a host of other publications and artists dubbing him the best rapper Song of the Year: Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars and more Thats What I Like Although Bruno Mars appears on a staggering six categories this year, song of the year category judges on songwriting alone, this lyriBest New Artist: Khalid erhouse group this year with Alessia Cara, Our predictions for the 60th annual Grammy Awards

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 11 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 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 www.stfrancishousegnv.org. HIRING home/office/apartment cleaners(mf and every other sat). Day and night shifts available. 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12 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 MATH/PHYSICS TUTORING PhD in mathematical physics. Subjects: algebra, trig, pre-calc, calc or general physics. Rate: $20/hr. youtube channel: tutelar tutoring. email: tutelar@instruction.com 2-1915-15 16 Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Need CPR Training?(352) 727-4733 www.GatorCPR.com CNA Prep Classes from GatorCNA.com 7-3-17-108-16 DRUG PROBLEM?WE CAN HELP! 24 HOURS 7 DAYSCALL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS1-866352-5323 352-376-8008 www.uncoastna.org pr@uncoastna.org 18 Personals HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Don't forget to tell them: "I found it in The Alligator!" 19 Connections Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love 20 Events/Notices IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? 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For Larry Nassar, a former doctor for Michigan State University and USA Gymnastics, there is no punishment cruel enough. Nassar pleaded guilty to possessing roughly 37,000 images of child pornography, including videos of himself molesting girls in his home, and is accused of sexually abusing over 100 young girls under the guise of his medical treatments. His earliest known assault occurred in 1992 while he was earning his medical degree at MSU. His crimes span two decades and countless victims hearings. But in the case against Michigan State athletistrations lapse in judgement: the death penalty. Across the board. Burn the entire damned thing down. In an email sent out on Monday, Michigan State President Lou Anna the university. She mentioned the support the victims have from herself and MSU. Great. She also outlined a victims and their family members in need of counseling. Well done! However, theres one thing her email does not contain: personal or institutional accountability. You see, when it comes to supporting victims, people in power will only go as far as theyre obligated in order to save face. Florida men's tennis coach Bryan Shelton wants his players to improve their oncourt composure following mistakes committed in Monday's win over UCF, pg. 14 Beal, Horford named to NBA All-Star GameFormer Florida basketball players Bradley Beal and Al Horford were selected as reserves for next month's NBA All-Star Game. Horford will make Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at www.alligator.org/sportsWEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 www.alligator.org/sportsMEN'S BASKETBALLBy Andrew HuangSports Writer The last time Florida and South Carolina faced off, the Gamecocks earned a Final Four berth over the Gators in Madison Square Garden. The stakes wont be that high tonight at 7 in the OConnell Center, but No. 20 UF (14-5, 6-1 SEC) will still have a chance to knock off the team that put an end to its 2016-17 season the SEC standings. The Gators were also listed in the 11 when they were ranked No. 22. In its Elite Eight loss to the Gamecocks last season, Florida squandered a seven-point halftime lead, missing all 14 of its three-point attempts after the break as South Carolina outmuscled the John Egbunu-less Gators when it mattered most. The 6-foot-11, 265-pound Egbunu tore his ACL during a 114-95 win against Auburn on Feb. 14. He, along with other frontcourt players Isaiah Stokes and Chase Johnson, have each missed all or most of this season with injuries, forcing the Gators to use games. While all three have been cleared Florida hosts South Carolina tonight in Elite Eight rematchSEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 15 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 15 Burn it all down: The case against Lou Anna Simon and Michigan State athleticsMorgan Meets the Eye / OpinionFOOTBALLBy Dylan DixonSports Writer The credit card fraud saga involving nine Florida football players last season appears to be coming to a close. Running back Jordan Scarlett, receiver Rick Wells and linebackers James Houston IV and Ventrell Miller have been reinstated to all team activities starting Wednesday morning. The four players were suster they allegedly used stolen credit card information to purchase electronics at an on-campus bookstore. Sworn complaint players of using the stolen funds to pay for rent, parking citations and fast food deliveries. case, defensive lineman Keivonand is rehabbing from serious injuries he suffered in a scooter accident last fall. The remaining four players receiver Antonio Callaway, offensive lineman Kadeem Telfort and defensive linemen JorJones have all reportedly left the program. Callaway, the Gators leading receiver in 2016, declared Coffeyville Community College in Kansas. Telfort and Smith intend to transfer as well. Of the four players reinstated, only one has appeared in a game for UF. Scarlett, a junior from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, has made 22 career appearances with the Gators, registering 1,070 rushing yards and seven touchdowns. His 179 carries, 889 rushing yards and six touchdowns in 2016 were all team highs. Wells redshirted during his freshman year in 2016, while Houston IV and Miller were both true freshmen last season. Florida began its offseason conditioning program on Jan. Mullen. Mullen reportedly worked with UF athletic director Scott Stricklin to come to a resolution on the suspensions. "All of our players understand the standards and expectations we have of them to be members of the Florida football program," Mullen said in a prepared statement. @dylanrdixon ddixon@alligator.orgGators reinstate Scarlett, three other suspended players Alligator File PhotoFlorida running back Jordan Scarlett (25) and three teammates have been cleared to participate in team Morgan McMullen

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14 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018ALDI 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 careers.aldi.us/district 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 MENS TENNISBy Benjamin BrandtSports WriterThe Gators had already clinched the match. A crowd of over 350 fans had dwindled down to just a handful. In its home opener against UCF on Monday night, Florida was just about ready to return to the locker room victorious. But junior McClain Kessler was still battling for a third-set win on the No. 6 singles court. If you hadnt known UF held a 5-1 lead over UCF, you might have thought it was tied 3-3 and Kessler was playing with the match on the line. He celebrated pivotal points with raucous cheers. His teammates supported him passionately, watching from the adjacent court. The teams enthusiasm never died. Kessler beat freshman Mikhail Sokolovskiy 4-6, 6-2, 6-1 in just under two hours of play, securing the Gators 6-1 victory over the Knights. Coach Bryan Shelton recognized his teams energy as a deWe have guys that are just loving being here, playing here, competing here, he said. But playing to the crowd is a balance. And some players might have found themselves on the wrong side of that balance. It hurt us a little bit (Monday) because we had guys run out of gas, Shelton said. I think they were trying to win it all in one point. Shelton was referring to freshman Duarte Vale, who fell in a third set tiebreaker to freshman Alan Rubio. Vale was crucial to securing the doubles point earlier in the match, winning with Kessler on the No. 2 doubles court. The duo drew excitement from the crowd and Vale continued to pump up the home fans throughout his singles match. After coming back to win the to string enough points together to close it out. I think he ended up fatiguing himself, Shelton said of Vale. He was so amped up with the crowd. experience playing in front of an excited home atmosphere to learn and improve for its upcoming matches at the ITA Kick-Off Weekend on Saturday and Sunday in Gainesville. Shelton also wants to see his team be more aggresive on the court, stating his players improve their positioning and stand closer to the baseline. Well take a look at what we did (Monday) and continue to get better, he said. @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.org Shelton looking for players to control on-court emotionsAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffBryan Shelton said his players need to conserve their energy better following Mondays win over UCF. We had guys run out of gas, he said.

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WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 for non-contact action, the timetable for their return to the court is still uncertain. In their absence, center Kevarrius Hayes and forward Keith Stone have taken near-sole responsibility for Floridas frontcourt. Boy, have they gotten better since October, both of those guys, Gators coach Mike White said. Hayes and Stone have set career-highs in minutes per game, points per game and rebounds per game this year, receiving limited help from sophomore center Gorjok Gak (restricted by injuries) and redshirt freshman forward Dontay Bassett (just 4.4 minutes per game). Floridas frontcourt, accustomed to playing short-handed by now, will have to deal with South Carolina forward Chris Silva. The 6-foot-9 Silva leads the Gamecocks (12-7, 3-4 SEC) in scoring with 14.5 points per game and brings down a team-high 7.8 rebounds per game as well, which ranks third in the SEC behind Georgias Yante Maten and Texas A&Ms Tyler Davis. (Silva) is a monster, White said. Hes one of my favorite players to watch in college basketball. Silva has become South Carolinas best player in his junior season, stepping out of reigning SEC Player of the Year Sindarius Thornwells shadow. Thornwell, who has made a handful of starts with the Los Angeles Clippers as a rookie this year, scored 26 points against Florida in the Elite Eight. The Gators expect a physical 40 minutes from the Gamecocks, a team that is known for its aggressive play. South Carolina, obviously, has our defense is and how aggressive they are on the glass, White said. Our guys unas it was against Kentucky, to even get a clean look. We cant allow anything easy. @AndrewJHuang ahuang@alligator.org BASKETBALL, from pg. 13 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!(352) 872-5161 Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFlorida big men Kevarrius Hayes and Keith Stone (above) have stepped up in the absence of injured teammates. "Boy, have they gotten better since October," coach Mike White said. After laying out in the email how important it is to support the women who were molested, Simon went on to say that lawyers are mounting defenses from civil suits against the university. She also writes that the university sent a letter to the Michigan Attorney General saying, the evidence will show that no MSU ofsexual abuse prior to newspaper reports in the summer of 2016. That statement is either ignorant or misleading, depending on Simons trainers, coaches and a university casions throughout the years of his assaults. According to The Detroit reported by MSU athletes involvreached Simon. If Simon, MSUs Board of Truststopping future cases of sexual asonly one option: kill all MSU athletics. What other choice is there to provide an example that this s--will not be tolerated? What incentive is there for other universities to be proactive about the choices they make regarding who is left alone with young athletes? Give current MSU scholarship athletes the opportunity to transfer elsewhere without a waiting period. Buy out the coaches contracts. Pie-in-the-sky thinking, I know, but theres a realistic way to go about this. At the fourth day of sentencing gold medalist Aly Raisman confronted the man who assaulted her during the 2012 London Olympic Games. While its a righteous, empowerhimself, Raisman also lays blame at the feet of USA Gymnastics and the US Olympic Committee, both of which actively fought against invesFalse assurances from organizations are dangerous, especially when people want so badly to believe them, Raisman said. They make it easier to look away from the problem. Apply those words to the assurances issued by MSU, and youll see my point. Disband Michigan State justice for what many college athletes endured at the hands of MSU athletics. Morgan McMullen is the online sports editor at the Alligator. Contact him at mmcmullen@alligator. org.COLUMN, from pg. 13White: "We can't allow anything easy" against Gamecocks

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16 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2018 GATORS IN THE NFLBy Sam CampisanoSports WriterFor most of Sunday afternoon, it looked like former Florida football player Dante Fowler Jr. would get a chance to play in the Super Bowl. His underdog Jacksonville Jaguars, with a coach who had never been to the playoffs prior to this season and a quarterback who had never even won dar year, marched into a cold, hostile sonvilles early success. The former Ray Graves Award winner given annually to UFs most valuable player half, both times on third down. His to punt. However, as they so often do, the quarter, scoring 14 unanswered points and punching their ticket to another ture looks bright for Jacksonville, and ing forward after recording 10 sacks this year in the regular season and playoffs combined. Game. Trey Burton, who was signed dismantling of the Vikings. Burton touchdown receptions and should see Burton expressed his jubilation went viral, and as of press time has over 4,000 retweets and almost 18,000 favorites. teed to get a Super Bowl ring. Joining seen much playing time this year. by running back Mike Gillislee, who season but has been inactive in the postseason with a knee injury. This is the 16th consecutive year Florida has had a former player in the Super Bowl. There were also a couple notable coaches. Despite leading the franchise to its teams owner just a week prior, coach nessee Titans on Jan. 15. Mularkey played for Florida in the early 1980s, and had been the Titans coach for two and a half seasons. terback Brian Schottenheimer was named offensive coordinator of the Seattle Seahawks. @samcampisano scampisano@alligator.org Fowler Jr. records two sacks; Burton, Watkins, Gillislee Super-Bowl bound The Associated PressFormer Florida football player and current Eagles tight end Trey Burton is one of three Gators heading to Super Bowl LII.