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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator SG parties announce candidates for electionTwo parties announced andidates. A new party announces today, pg. 3.City announces cost of Richard Spencer at UFThe city announced it wont charge UF, pg. 5 GATORS CRUSHED BY BULLDOGSThe Florida womens basketball team fell to No. 2 Mississippi State 90-53 on Thursday night, pg. 14.By Romy EllenbogenAlligator Staff WriterWhen the knock on her door came, Avnee Mistry was prepared. Two of the girls from Mistrys Beaty Towers hall, where she was a resident assistant, stood outside ing someone was on the other side of the door. There was an incident, one of the girls explained, in shock. Without words, Mistry knew something bad had happened. The second girl was quiet, letting her friend speak for her. She had been crying. They wanted to talk, so they chose their RA, someone they felt close to. Going to the police felt scary for the freshmen, and they didnt know what else to do. You dont want to assume the worst, but its always in the back of your mind as a worry, Mistry, 21, said. But before they could speak, Mistry had to disclose the limits words would have to be reported, Mistry explained. I can promise you privacy, tiality, she said. As an employee of UF, she had a legal obligation to report to manages sexual harassment and sexual assault investigations. When students tell their professors, club advisers, resident assistants or more about a sexual assault that happened to them, that information must be passed forward. Only three resources on vices, the Counseling & Wellness Center and the UF Student Health dentiality. Hailey Brown, a victim adServices, said students may not dential and which arent. If they they can learn all their options and choose the path that feels most comfortable. But if they they may be set down one path without realizing it. Once you tell someone that of spirals out of your hands, she said. Russell Froman, the director always work with the student to make them as comfortable as they can be. I make sure they are aware VOLUME 112 ISSUE 50Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Christina Morales and Paige FryAlligator Staff WritersWhite Chicks and Everybody Hates Chris actor Terry Crews will be speaking at UF on Feb. 6. Crews will be Accent Speakers Bureaus Shelby Buchanan. On Feb. 6 at 8 p.m., hell be speaking at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, located at 3201 Hull Road, for about an hour before opening up the department chair Ted Spiker will moderate the talk. Crews will be paid $40,000 for the engagement, Buchanan said. About 1,200 tickets will be available for the event, Buchanan said. Students with a valid Gator 1 Card can pick up a maximum of two free tickets from the bringing ticketing to students on campus. The public can pick up tickets at the Philthe event. Crews will touch on topics including his football background, acting career and lessons he learned, Buchanan said. but hes also really eloquent about issues that people face, Buchanan said. Im really excited to see how hes maintained his positivity and sense of humor even when life kind of gets him down. Crews has been on Accents list of wanted speakers for a long time, she said. The organization also conducted a student poll over the summer that helped guide their speaker choice. When we got the opportunity to bring said. Jordan Brown, a 19-year-old UF sustainability and the built environment sophomore, said she used to watch Everybody Hates Chris a lot as a child. Crews character, Julius Rock, was always her favorite. The actors car dancing scene to A ThouChicks was iconic. Terry Crews is this big guy that you dont expect to be as, like, funny and gentle and sort of loving, she said. He cant be anybody but himself, even when hes acting. @Christina_M18 @paigexfry pfry@alligator.orgWhite Chicks star Terry Crews speaking at UF next monthCrews Caitlin Ostroff / Alligator Staff He will be paid $40,000 to speak on Feb. 6 There are only three places on campus where you can get of the situation when we begin, Froman said. Theres no gotchas, theres no surprises. word of an assault, they put together a preliminary report outlining who is involved and the incidents details. A student doesnt get to choose whether to have the initial report put together if the information is already with the next steps to take, Froman said. I think people think they are going to be forced to move forward, which is not the case, he said. with the victim to help get them resources like academic accom-FEATURE FRIDAYSEE FEATURE, 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 or email alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018WHATS HAPPENING? The UF Social Justice Summit: For the Gator Good UF will host a Social Justice Summit with a focus of Allyship today and Saturday. Keynote speakers will include Dr. Zulema Valdez and Tim Wise. Breakout sessions, a UF panel and a community panel will round out the summit. Voices from the March, an original studentwritten play about the Womens March on Washington, D.C., will close the summit. This event is open to all with an interest in social justice. For more information and to register, visit 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 at the UF International Center in the Hub. Stanfield-Mazzi is a UF associate professor of art history, specializing in art of colonial Latin America. 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. Tango Classes Want to learn Argentine tango? The UF Argentine Tango Club will hold free classes for all UF students. No dance experience is necessary. Join them from 6:15 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. Sundays at the Reitz Union, Dance Studio A. Florida Museum to host 5K race Feb. 10 Registration is now open for the "Watch Your Step!" 5K race Feb. 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at the Florida Museum of Natural History. Late or race-day registration is $30, or $25 for UF students with a valid Gator 1 Card. For more information, visit watch-your-step-5k or call 352273-2055. Stomp the Swamp for Autism Impact Autism, a UF organization, is holding Stomp the Swamp for Autism to benefit UF Center for Autism and Related Disabilities (CARD) at 10 a.m. Feb. 17 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Autism is a developmental disorder that affects one in every 68 children and their families. In the Gainesville and surrounding areas alone, over 3,500 families are affected by autism. CARD supports individuals with autism and their families through training and assistance. To learn more about autism and register for Stomp the Swamp, visit or check them out on Facebook. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers race Registration is now open for LifeSouth Community Blood Centers Five Points of Life Race Weekend on Feb. 17 and Feb. 18 at Gainesvilles largest running race begins on the UF Cultural Plaza. There will be free coffee and pastelitos from Mi Ap Latin Caf from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Feb. 18. All proceeds go to the Five Points of Life Foundation, which educates and raises awareness for the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, cord blood, organ and tissue. Free Citizenship Classes The Latina Womens League will offer free citizenship classes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. every Thursday until March 29 at the Millhopper Library Branch, located at 3145 NW 43rd St. To register, email Words on Canvas: Harn Museum Writing Competition A picture is worth a thousand words. Write yourself into the art museum. Words on Canvas is a poetry and prose writing competition at the Harn Museum of Art for UF and Santa Fe College students inspired by art. The selection of artwork features a variety of media including Asian, photography and modern collections. Winning contestants will be awarded prizes. See guidelines at The deadline to apply is Feb. 25. Spring SG Elections Qualifying and Slating Spring Student Government Elections are almost here. Qualifying and slating for candidates will be in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom, Suites A and E, on the following days/times: from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday; from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday. 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 sg.ufl. edu/elections. Let's 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 2 p.m. Feb. 3. This free lecture 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 index.php/upcoming_events/ libby-roderick/. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To request publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Correction: In a story published Jan. 16 titled "GPD: FGCU student pulls out knife in a fight at midtown," The Alligator incorrectly reported Jose Javier Navas Heredia was released to U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement, as originally told to reporters by jail staff. The magistrate's report does not include that information. 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FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 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 By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterA former Student Government Pro Tempore who accused Impact Party of tokenizing minorities wants to be the next Student Body president. In an announcement to the Alligator on Thursday, Janae Moodie said she is running for Student Body president with a new party. The partys name, president and executive ticket will be announced Friday afternoon. The party also intends to begin slating Sunday, said Wayne Selogy, the partys campaign manager. We encourage students of all tions to slate with Janae Moodies party, Selogy, a UF African American studies senior, said. Were looking for driven students who want to make a difference. Selogy, 22, said the party is a grassroots movement. There will be a clear distinction throughout this campaign of Janaes ability to lead, her experience in leadership and her ability to bring issues that candidates have been very afraid to bring up in the past that are necessary to move our university forward, Selogy said. Moodie, a UF psychology senior, said she decided to form the party last week after the new party president wrote to her on Facebook. It was actually because I had overwhelming support from people from both parties asking me to step up, Moodie said. The party president actually reached out to me and told me about a vision he had of serving students and that aligned with what I said in my speech. I felt like that was the answer I was looking for on how to serve the students best. Moodie said people are excited about the prospects of the party, and so she is. Transparency is so important to me but also increasing diversity initiatives to make it more representative of the campus demographic, she said. Impact, Inspire and new party release executive ticketsInspire PartySG Senator Ben Lima announced Inspire Partys executive ticket Tuesday afternoon by sending an email to The Alligator and through Facebook. The ticket includes Revel Lubin running for Student Body president, Bijal Desai running for Student Body vice president and Alyssa Bethencourt running for Student Body treasurer. Lubin, a UF criminology and African American studies sophomore, will serve as the Student Body Party, the party he ran with last year to become treasurer, over a week ago and announced he would afLima, 19, who also serves as the Inspire president, said they decided on the executive ticket this month. Were really happy that were able to get these to run with Inspire Party, Lima said. Were seeing the enthusiasm and positive reactions on social media. Lima, a UF political science sophomore, said hes excited to have Lubin on board because of the experiences he gained from serving as treasurer. Revel is someone who does what he thinks is right in his heart, he said. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgImpact PartyImpact Party announced their executive ticket Tuesday morning on Facebook. The ticket includes Ian Green running for Student Body president, David Enriquez running for Student Body vice president and Stefan Sanguyo running for Student Body treasurer, Enriquez said. Enriquez denied to comment further. This will be the second year the Impact executive ticket will not have a female candidate. Omarley Spence, Impact president, said even though theres no female on the ticket, everyone in the party is excited for the candidates. I really strongly believe you dont have to be a female to advocate for female issues, Spence, 20, said. Impact will introduce the candidates Friday at 1 p.m. on Plaza of the Americas. Spence, a UF economics junior, said they decided on these individuals because theyve given back to UF in different ways. We felt that each of them not only has experience serving the university, but also they can serve the university in the capacity as candidates that theyre running for, Spence said. Spence said hes fortunate to get to know the people on this ticket. Im very optimistic about us being able to do very well in this campaign going forward, he said.


4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 modations or rooming changes, he said. Theyll also conduct an investigation to send to the Stuchooses. Tanja Philhower, the assistant dean of students, said theres nothing new about people reporting their sexual assaults to people other than the police. Reporting to law enforcement overwhelming, she said. Philhower, who used to be a victim advocate, said people may worry they would ruin the life of the person who assaulted them by reporting to police, especially if the person was a peer. She also said people naturally seek out those theyre close with, like RAs and professors, thinking vide that clarity for people about sources and where there are not, she said. Philhower works with the U Matter, We Care team but she said having a victim of sexual assault email them directly isnt the best option, because they then have to disclose the information, when the victim may not have known all their choices. Sometimes, its not even the student who sends an email, but a friend or a parent. A report on the even if they didnt know about the email. A well-meaning parent can put the student through a process they didnt expect, Philhower said. It still can feel really outing and feel re-traumatizing when theres a mandatory report that has to be made, she said. Brown said more people tend to seek action with UF rather than with law enforcement if they move forward, but theres no one way someone processes sexual assault. Some seek the law. More seek disciplinary action. And some just dont want to think about it. But they may not know all of the options, or the best option for them, if they dont go to a group people come through to discuss to 2017, nearly 200 people came sault. anything they may need theyll sit with them in court rooms and hospital rooms, answer their latenight calls and tell them whatever they need to know. You can come here and explore all your options, she said. The only thing Victim Services passes along are details of an oncampus assault, without names or identifying information, to University Police through the Campus Security Authority program. The Campus Security Authority program was created under the Clery Act, a federally mandated program that requires colleges to report on-campus crimes. Major Brad Barber from UPD said not all victims, especially with assault, come to the police. In 2016, only 10 reported sexual assaults to law enforcementCaitlin Ostroff / Alligator StaffUF has about 1,400 Campus Security Authorities. They go through training and are mandated by the federal Clery Act to report incidents of sexual assault on campus. Caitlin Ostroff / Alligator StaffShown are the number of sexual assaults that occurred on campus and were reported, according to the federal Clery Act. About 1,400 Trained CSAs are at UF each Year = 100 Campus Security Authorities Source: University Police Icon by Kero of Noun Project curity Authorities people like professors, housing staff, security guards and Student Nighttime Auxiliary Patrol drivers pass along information about on-campus crimes so the police have a better count. Of reported on-campus sexutotal 23 individuals reported directly to the police. Eleven were passed through Campus Security Authorities. In 2015, a year with 18 reported on-campus sexual assaults, seven students reported to the police. Barber said Campus Security Authorities encourage victims to go to the police, but its a personal decision. We have seen a slight increase (in reporting to Campus Security Authorities) over the years, which I think is a direct result of our continuing efforts to assist those in need and provide alternatives to reporting to law enforcement, Barber said. Rita Lawrence, the Interpersonal Violence Coordinator at GatorWell, said she knows when someone is assaulted, they almost Criminal justice numbers are ever only going to catch a small portion of people reporting because most survivors choose not to report to police, she said. Lawrence encourages people options. Gizem Toska, a licensed psychologist with the Counseling & Wellness Center, said they have emergency walk-in appointments available to students from 9 a.m. screen students paperwork for references to sexual assault and would then call the student right away, she said. Theyll never push a student to reveal more or do anything they boundary breach, Toska said. So as providers, we will be as sensitive as possible to not do further harm while trying to help. She said speaking out and happens at a different pace for everyone. Its okay if youre not ready, and its okay if you are ready, she said. @romyellenbogen FEATURE, from pg 1


FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 THE VANDALS SPELLED GAINESVILLE WRONG. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA UF student took part in spray@Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgUF student told police she spray-painted a government buildingBy Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgCity will not bill UF for Spencer Robert Lewis / Alligator StaffA UF student spray-painted I AM INIM onto the wall of an Alachua County building downtown early Wednesday. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgFlorida legislator want schools to display In God We Trust


The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator. FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 Gambling and video games should never mixLess than two months ago, video game giant Electronic Arts (EA) released one of the most highly anticipated games of the year, Star Wars Battlefront II. Bolstered by the powerful Star Wars brand, the game was preordered by millions of movie and video game fans across a wide spectrum of ages. Despite being a shooter, the game deliberately leaves out any blood, guts and cursing and is rated appropriate for teenagers, likely a move by EA to ensure THE most potential consumers can buy it. The enforcement of age ratings in video games has always been nonexistent. A notoriously vulgar and violent game like Grand Theft Auto (rated M for mature), has online lobbies littered with squeaky-voiced preteens and your mom jokes. You have to be at least 17 to buy these games, but parents do all the purchasing because they likely do not fully understand what is actually In the game or, even more likely, do not want to deal with a whining child when they refuse to buy them a game that all of their friends have. The drama surrounding the release of Battlefront II, however, was about a growing problem in the gaming industry gambling mechanisms. Both Denmark and the state of Hawaii have taken legal action, with Belgium sending its gambling commission to investigate and Hawaii seeking legislative action to prevent such games from being sold to underage consumers. The issue centers around loot boxes. Loot boxes are in-game crates that reveal randomized rewards upon opening. The rewards gained from a loot box can then be used to customize or enhance your online player, essentially giving you an upper hand over those who did not receive the same goodies from their boxes. Injecting the randomized dicting games is bad enough, but what makes it worse is that you can use real-world money to buy more loot boxes, thus increasing your odds of winning something great. Layered within the loot box gambling debate is a completely separate, but equally serious, issue: ingame purchases with real world money. What started on mobile apps a few years ago the ability to enter your credit card information into a game in order to instantly buy improvements has reached the traditional gaming consoles. Loot boxes take this connection and ease of access to the players real-world funds and mixes it with the psychologically manipulative elements of gambling. The problem is not that loot boxes (and the ability to use real money to purchase them) exist. EA and other video game developers and publishers are companies with their own terms of service agreements, so they can do whatever they want (within reason). The problem is that theyre incredibly popular. Companies wouldnt include loot box purchases if nobody bought them. The idea of a loot box within a game is not terribly problematic. What is problematic is tapping into the brains susceptibility to gambling and establishing a streamline to a players wallet. What makes everything worse is that a sigentering parents credit cards into the system. Gambling quickly turns into an addiction when the player in the casino refuses to leave because he wants just one more game, and the same phenomenon is experienced with one more loot box. If youre an adult and want to buy loot boxes, then go ahead, but we shouldnt make these options accessible in games that are also aimed at younger audiences (like Star Wars). Apart from introducing a pay-to-win element in these online games, purchasing loot boxes introduces kids to attractive forms of gambling at a dangerously early age and, in a way, is far more tempting to them than traditional gambling games. Before companies go for this easy money grab, they must consider the implications such actions will have on their audiences. Andrew Hall is a UF management senior. His column focuses on entertainment.ColumnIts the third week of the Spring semester. The poor deciyou, and youre now coming to terms with the fact that your classes are going to require a lot more effort than you initially anticipated. mester, you have a serious reality check that leads you back to the hallowed halls of Study Edge. After dishing out the $50 for your coveted gold membership, you feel a wave of relief wash over you. Sure, maybe you dont have enough money for groceries this week, but at least youll pass your classes. Bright blue packet in hand, you make your way to Marston the basement. You plug in your headphones, sip your coffee and prepare for what is sure to be a very long night of studying. packet. Oddly enough, when you open it up, there is no scienexperiments to study. Instead, the words inside read...Darts & LaurelsAfter a marathon trial in Michigan, former USA Gymnasfaces a prison sentence of up to 175 years. He was sentenced Wednesday for criminal sexual misconduct, after more than 160 women appeared in court to share their stories of sexual assault at the hands of the doctor. ticulate. As such, we award Nassar dart of the week. both heart-wrenching and disturbing, but most importantly, they were courageous. The women who stood in the courtroom and revealed some of their most traumatic experiences did so after many of them had already reported him to no sar the damnation he rightfully deserves. We believe victim Kyle Stephens said it best in her testimony when she said, Little girls dont stay little forever. They grow into strong women that return to destroy your world. We would like to award a laurel to the strong and brave women On a similar note, we must also praise the newspaper that a laurel to the Indianapolis Star, month investigation on the topic. Without this papers efforts, media is being highly criticized by many, we must take the time to recognize good journalism matters. Closer to home, we were once again faced with disappointment at the hands of the Impact Party. On Thursday morning, the party announced their executive ticket on Facebook. For the second year in a row, no females will appear on the ticket. The lack of female representation once again shed light on the lack of gender diversity within Student Government. It was clear the party was cognizant of a need for diversity, as there are candidates of several different ethnic backgrounds represented on the ticket. The effort was there. We recognize that, but, in our opinion, they still fell short. Thus, we award our last dart to Impact and their lack of female representation.EditorialMelissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Andrew


FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7Marijuana wasnt always prohibited. Due to the 1910 Mexican Revolution, many Mexican refugees migrated to the U.S. With an culture came the rise of xenophobia along the Mexico-U.S. border. According to Eric Schlosser, author of the article Reefer Madjuana incited a lust for blood in Mexicans who used the drug that gave them superhuman strength. To further stir fear, rumors began to spread that Mexicans were giving this killer weed to American children. The origins of the illegalization of marijuana in the U.S. are pages of history some wish to skim over. Nevertheless, today we are left dealing with the consequences of uninformed decisions of those in the past century. As states began to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in 2013, the Former President Barack Obama administration issued a memo indicating states could pursue their own marijuana laws without much federal intervention. However, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the memo Jan. 4, which left the governments current stance on marijuana in limbo. Congress responded to Sessions by introducing multiple bills to alleviate the growing confusion over marijuana policies. One proposed bill intends to decriminalize marijuana use and possession on the federal level. Some congressmen also hope to remove marijuana as a Schedule One substance under the Controlled Substance Act, where it currently ranks alongside heroin and above cocaine for potential of abuse. Public opinion may push Congress to act even further. A recent Gallup poll revealed about 64 percent of the population supports legalizing marijuana for recreational use. Although it seems like the opportune time for Congress to legalize the drug, people should not anticipate the federal government making that decision anytime soon. Instead, Americans must patiently wait public opinion to fact is through the support marijuana research for the past decade stems stance. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently published ture surrounding the effects of marijuana. The report stressed the importance for more research to be conducted on the health benreduced chemotherapy-induced nausea and relief from some symptoms of multiple sclerosis. the government restricts marijuana research. Currently, researchers interested in studying marijuana must be reviewed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). If approved, researchers can then only get marijuana for research under the NIDA Drug Supply Program, which currently has only one facility. Yes, one facility at the University of Mississippi supplies all marijuana researchers with the range of strains and potency they may need. On top of that, cannabinoid products available in state-regulated markets are still unavailable at the federal level. Research funding for marijuana currently itself. Most funding comes from agencies looking to study the negative effects of the drug, ignoring other areas of the debate. According to the agency itself, the NIDA, which funded around 60 percent of all cannabinoid research in 2015, only devoted 16.5 percent of cannabinoids. The Department of Veterans Affairs still refuses to authorize studies on the effects of marijuana on post-traumatic stress disorder, even though it could potentially serve as a viable alternative to prescribing opioids. Different factions of government may be divided on the question of legalizing marijuana, ultimate answer of whether it's good or bad for people. Although many are eager for marijuana patient. Congress doesnt mind delaying policymaking in many areas. We must support a current delay in deciding on legalization until science can properly promote policymaking. Joshua Udvary is a UF environmental engineering junior. His column focuses on science.Government must facilitate research on marijuana before crafting policiesColumn Joshua Udvardyopinions@alligator.orgLetters to the Editor propriations Committee met to discuss the code revision for the Gators Matter, Period. initiative, and did not vote in favor of the code revision to allow student organizations to purchase menstrual hygiene products for distribution using the Activity and Service Fees. However, the decision made by the Budget and Appropriations Committee does stance on the Gators Matter, Period. initiative. Rather, SG stands Gators Matter, Period. initiative, and is currently working to fund this project through Facilities Services and GatorWell. Members from both parties, along with Student Body President Smith Meyers, Womens Student Association President Rebecca Kravitz and Gators Matter, Period. coalition leader Chase Werther, are working together to make this student idea a reality across campus. We are excited to expand access to menstrual hygiene products on campus. As we work toward this goal, menstrual hygiene products will be available in the Reitz Union, Newell Hall and other locations across campus by April. Until this project is complete, students can access free menstrual hygiene products as needed through the Field and Fork Pantry, which is supported by SG. The Field and Fork Pantry is located east of McCarty Hall B and is available to all students with a Gator 1 Card. Branden Pearson (Inspire, Lakeside) is an SG senator and Emily Dunson (Impact, District A) is the Budget and Appropriations Committee chairwoman. Hello Gators! My name is Erica Baker, and I am the supervisor of elections for Student Government. I am writing to you to discuss the importance of SG Elections. SG impacts the campus in a number of ways, through their ability to advocate on behalf of the Student Body at UF and in the state and federal government. There are multiple ways to get involved with SG. You can run for a Student Senate position, campaign or, most importantly, you can vote. While the majority of students do not run for Senate, I do not want to diminish the importance of running for a position. That being said, I would encourage anyone who is considering it to attend the elections informational meeting today in the Senate Chamber to learn more about running for a Senate position. At this time, however, I would like to focus on the importance of being an educated voter. tion is different from the Fall election in that it is based on your credits instead of where you live. You will be considered a freshman, sophomore or you will be categorized based on your college. This means the 50 senators elected this semester will represent freshmen, sophomores and each of the colleges on campus. This election is also different because students will be voting for the next Student Body president, vice president and treasurer. Much like city, state and national elections, it is important for people to take advantage of their right to vote in order to have their voices heard on important issues. And, like the aforementioned elections, we, as students at UF, have more than one way to vote. You can either vote at a designated polling location or you can vote by absentee ballot. If you wish to vote form on the SG elections page. The sign up form will be open until at 5 p.m. Feb. 7. Beyond asserting your right to vote, it is also crucial to be an educated voter. By being an educated voter, you are ensuring that your voice is heard and properly represented. Parties and candidates may have similar stances on certain topics, but they differ on others, and I would encourage evwho they want to represent them and their beliefs. How can you become an educated voter? An easy way to start is to do research on the internet. With the election cycle beginning today, each party will likely have their own social media accounts where you once the platforms are released by the parwith all of the parties and their platforms listed on the SG elections website. You can also talk to them in person. After the election cycle has begun, the parties and candidates will campaign around campus. You can approach them in person and learn more about them. I would encourage students to take the time to talk to the candidates in person. Some candidates will run independent of a party, and, to truly be an educated voter, you should talk to everyone who is running to represent you. Third, you can attend the SG debate Feb. 13 at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. At the SG debate, the presidential tickets will answer various questions about their platforms and goals for the campus. check out the SG elections website. You elections, a list of important dates and other important documents pertaining to the elections. After Feb. 12, you will also be who are running. One can never be overeducated when it comes to elections. If you have any questions, feel free to email me at the time to read this and being an educated voter, and, as always, go Gators!Letter to the Editor from SG Supervisor of Elections Student Government Supports Gators Matter, Period. Joshua UdvardyColumnist


ONE TYPE OF INFUSION IS CALLED CHICKEN NOODLE SOUP. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff Writer @Lewis__Robert 8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffRevival IV Lounge is Gainesvilles newest health spa that aims on rejuvenating customers through vitamin-infused IV drips. In addition to these treatments, the lounge also offers a variety of intramuscular shots that help boost energy and promote weight loss. Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffRevival IV Lounge focuses on the drip method of vitamin ingestion because when taken by mouth, the body typically only absorbs 20 percent to 30 percent of vitamins, compared to the percent absorption rate of bypassing the digestive system with an IV drip. UF alumna introduces citys first IV infusion lounge Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffGrace Pickron, a 20-year-old UF public relations sophomore, examines the drip menu at Revival IV Lounge. The spa offers drips for hydration and vitamin infusions for fat loss, fatigue, hangover relief and overall wellness.


FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 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 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted REDUCE F D WASTE By Maggie SpillaneAlligator Contributing WriterAdam Fehrenbacher grew up appreciating a good sausage. The 37-year-old opened Fehrenbachers Artisan Sausages on Saturday with 50 homechoose from, and he plans on adding more for artisan meats. ing them into our home for dinner, he said. The opening night menu included Pate en Bleu, which is green peppercorn pate with Siembra Farm arugula and Danish blue and a lamb sausage gyro. Within an hour and a half of opening, the bratwurst and gyro were entirely sold out. eat local. Fehrenbacher grew up on a farm in southern Illinois, the son of German immigrants. He last until the next winter when they would After he graduated with a bachelors in in, hes made his sausages as part of his dishdream of becoming a unique sausage producsages and cured meats. With the help of his wife, Tatania Fehrenence in the hospitality industry, he said he felt he is ready to open his own storefront. And after a year of preparation, they were ready to open their doors. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer held Wednesday afternoon at the complishments of the past year To do this, Mayor Lauren Poe said the city will need to not only but also address the racial and sociothe same opportunity and not until their full potential, will we rest, Poe said. He also praised the city for its resilience during a tumultuous year. Spencer prompted a state of emergency and ultimately demonstrated the strength of the community, he said. During two of the most stressful and chaotic moments in recent memory, we showed our unity, suped the citys decision to purchase the ter. Since the purchase was made to the future. This will include the installment of smart streetlights that light they emit, which the city estisaid city manager Anthony Lyons. The city also announced it will be the spring. People empowered, which was delocal web design and branding agenery path starts with passion. Lyons said the tagline and its design may These pieces intentionally are cause at the end of the day, the espeople, not a symbol, Lyons said. Lyons said the tagline will appear on uniforms, business cards, letterheads and other city material to reinforce their mission of being a do. One of the biggest obstacles to ing inequality that persists throughout the city, he said. More than 35 percent of African Poe said. To combat the racial and ecocommission will be implementing said. Poe said the commission will egy to arrest fewer people. Tom Mason, 53, tuned into the dent was pleased to hear the city was turning its attention to racial and socioeconomic inequality in I completely agree that that has to be at the top of the list, he said. and the West. When I see a complete commuperson, regardless of income, race, ethnicity, gender or geography is able to succeed, he said.


10 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 By Nicole WilliamsAlligator Contributing WriterMartin Luther King Jr. didnt only give the I Have a Dream speech. He preached, prayed and was targeted by the FBI. Gerald Smith, a University of Kentucky history professor and King scholar, spoke to about 60 people Thursday afternoon in Pugh Hall Ocora about the history of King that was left out in textbooks. He came to honor the 50th anniversary of Kings assassination this year on April 4. The event was sponsored by the African-American Studies department, with several other UF co-sponsors. The speech, Rediscovering the Committee Work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., focused on the compassion King had, despite opposition bly the FBI. A tape recording meant to blackmail King, using his alleged sexual adultery, along with a letter encouraging King to commit suicide, was sent to his wife, Coretta Scott King, Smith said. (The Southern Christian Leadership Conference) was aware of the FBI placing recording devices in their hotel rooms, hoping to tarnish Kings image, Smith said. Smith also emphasized the impact Kings pastoral duties had on his social justice work. What kind of sermon do you preach to people when theyre faced with that kind of hatred? Smith said. Sade Richardson, a 20-year-old African American studies junior, said she only knew the basics of King during her history courses in grade school. I knew he was a pastor, but I didnt know how much that went into his speeches, she said. Scholar honors Martin Luther King Jr.s legacy, life The National ArchivesMartin Luther King Jr. speaks at a Civil Rights March on Washington, DC, on Aug. 28, 1963.


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Florida's football team announced the hire of Larry Scott as its new tight ends coach on Thursday. Florida women's tennis team competes this weekendThe Gators are taking on Cal State Fullerton on Saturday at 9 a.m. and will face either Louisiana-Monroe or Marshall on Sunday. Read UF women's tennis writer River Wells' match preview online at Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, JANUARY 26, 2018 By Alana GomezSports WriterFor the second time this season, the UF gymnastics team will host a No. 1 team at home. The No. 5 Gators (2-1, 1-1 SEC) are set to take on No. 1 Oklahoma (3-0, 1-0 Big 12) tonight at 6:45 in the nations top gymnastics match of the weekend. top-ranked team took place on Jan. 12, when the then-No. 7 Gators lost 197.250.125 to LSU in front of a Who can say they competed backto-back home meets against a No. 1 team? coach Jenny Rowland said. lenge and this weekend is not gonna be any different. of competition that exists between the friendly rivalry to get a place on each Florida faces Oklahoma tonight at O'Connell CenterSEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 16MEN'S BASKETBALLBy Jake DreilingerSports WriterMike White stood in front of reporters Carolina on Wednesday. His response? Oh my goodness, the UF mens basketcontested three-pointers. Florida (14-6, 6-2 Carolina on Wednesday at the OConnell Cenperimeter. the Gamecocks (13-7, 4-4 SEC) to make 52.4 percent of their attempts from long range. We have to know the clock, White said. Three seconds on the shot clock. At that posed to accepting the late-clock threes.White, UF hoping to bounce back against Bears on SaturdayGYMNASTICSSEE MEN'S HOOPS, PAGE 16 MISSISSIPPI STATE 90, FLORIDA 53By Justin AhlumSports WriterIt was sink or swim for the Florida women's basketball team as it hit the road to play against the second-ranked team in the nation Despite trailing by only two with six minway to drown against Mississippi State as the 90-53 in Starkville. Even with the 37-point loss, coach Cambottom of the net in the contest, shooting 23praised over the past few weeks for her progress and ability to control her pace mid-game, The former Utah State transfer notched 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting to go along with Emma Green / Alligator StaffFlorida guard Funda Nakkasoglu scored 19 points on 7-of-13 shooting in the Gators' 90-53 loss to Mississippi State on Thursday night. SEE WOMEN'S HOOPS, PAGE 16


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The tournaments winner will earn a spot in the ITA National Team Indoor Championship in February. Florida enters the tournament as the No. 9-ranked program in the country. While USF did receive votes in the preseason top 25, none of the three teams joining the Gators are ranked. second in the Sun Belt Conference Tournament last year and is coming off a dominant 6-1 defeat of Xavier (LA) in its spring opener. On Sunday, the Gators will face either USF or Pepperdine to wrap up the weekend. The Bulls enter the tournament 0-2, most recently falling to Tulsa 5-2. Pepperdine traveled to No. 6 UCLA last week and was swept 7-0 by the Bruins. Florida is scheduled to play South Alabama at 3 p.m. on Saturday. @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgUF hoping to secure bid to indoor championshipBy Alanis ThamesSports Writer Floridas No. 1-ranked mens and No. 5-ranked womens track kansas to compete in the Razorback Invitational this weekend for the Gators fourth meet of the 2018 indoor season. The Gators are looking to remain focused entering the meet, which takes place today and Saturday, and hope to continue their early-season success. Redshirt junior AJ McFarland broke his own school record in the weight throw by seven centimeters (21.74 meters) last weekend at the Clemson Invitational, When you achieve one thing, theres something else to strive for, McFarland said. Sophomore Grant Hollolong jump competition of the 2018 indoor season exactly one week after tying the third-fastest 60-meter hurdles time (7.49 seconds) in collegiate history. The time earned Holloway the USTFCCCA Division I Mens National Athlete of the Week and SEC Mens Co-Runner of the Week. Junior Sharrika Barnett was part of the womens quartet that UF history last week in the 4x400 relay at 3:31.17. To stay focused, Barnett said she concentrates on controlling her nerves. I just try to focus on running or executing how coach (Mike) Holloway says I should, Barnett said. Itll all fall in place when I do that. Barnett along with male sprinters Kunle Fasasi and freshman Benjamin Lobo Vedel ter-mile this weekend. Coach Holloway said that after the teams success at the Clemson Invitational, it was important for his athletes to come back with a clean slate. We always talk about leaving your failures (and) successes in the building, Holloway said. Our mindset is always that were just trying to get better. @alanisthamesFlorida looks to continue success this weekend at Razorback InvitationalSWIMMINGBy Jacob McManamonSports WriterThe Florida mens and womens swimming and diving teams will be in Knoxville today at 1 p.m. to take on the Tennessee Volunteers. The No. 4 UF mens team (6-1) enters the meet coming off a 183-114 win over SEC rival Auburn last Saturday. Following a strong performance against the Tigers, senior Ben Lawless said the team will continue to work on the fundamentals in preparation for Tennessees No. 12 mens team. Tennessee is one of the best teams we will face, Lawless said. They are really talented up top, but they are not as deep as we are. The mens team will look to pick up its sixth straight win this season. The No. 16 womens squad (4-4) has a tough task ahead after losing to Auburn on Saturday by 21 points. It will face Tennessees No. 9 womens team. After UF freshman Taylor Aults breakout performance against Auburn one that saw her record wins in the 500 free and 1000 free she said the key is to keep practicing and working on her weaknesses. I probably need to continue to improve on my speed-work and getting out with enough speed, she said. Despite the UFs loss, Ault said she was happy with the way her teammates performed against Auburn. We did so much better this year, and I was really proud of how far weve come, especially in a midseason meet, Ault said. @jmcmanamon97 Gators take on Volunteers this afternoon in KnoxvilleTRACK & FIELD This Weekend in UF SportsFriday, Jan. 19 Mens/Womens Swimming & Diving @ Tennessee, 1 p.m.Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma, 6:45 p.m., SEC Network + Mens/Womens Track & Field @ Razorback Invitational, All Day, SEC Network + Saturday, Jan. 20Womens Tennis vs. Cal State Fullerton, 9 a.m.Mens Basketball vs. Baylor, Noon, ESPNMens Tennis vs. South Alabama, 3 p.m.Mens/Womens Track & Field @ Razorback Invitational, All Day, SEC NetworkSunday, Jan. 21 Womens Basketball vs. Georgia, 2 p.m., SEC Network +Mens Tennis vs. Pepperdine/South Florida, TBDWomens Tennis vs. Louisiana-Monroe/Marshall, TBDPhoto credit: Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff Lawless


16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 26, 2018 lineup is, who works best in what spot... thats what weve been doing over these last couple of competitions. The last time Florida faced off against the Sooners in the regular season was on March 6, 2015, when the Gators lost by just 0.4 points. In Oklahomas last meet on Jan. 21 against Iowa State and Texas Womans University, OU put up the nations third-highest score this season (197.525). Florida is coming off a 196.325-195.950 win over Kentucky, a match that brought two teams meet as the winners of the past competing against the Sooners in the regular has passed since the two teams met, Florida it uses to hype itself up for every meet. When we went one-on-one with OU, we were at the end of the season and it was at their home meet, senior Kennedy Baker ent, and were facing them earlier on in the season. One gymnast who is more than ready for the match is sophomore Rachel Gowey. In UFs last competition against Kentucky, Gowey claimed both the uneven bars and balance beam titles for the Gators. We really cant go anywhere but up from here, Gowey said. @alanaa_gomez agomez@alligator.orgGYMNASTICS, from pg. 14 urday, the Gators did just that. They held the Wildcats to four three-pointers on 17 attempts, rarely giving them the opposite, unable to defend from deep. When UF faces off against this Saturday at noon at the look for his team to bounce back from its loss to the Gamecocks. One thing White views as a challenge is the Bears size. Seven-foot tall big man boards, averaging 9.4 rebounds per game (third best forward Terry Maston averages 6.3 rebounds per game. Baylors leading scorer, however, is its smallest player. Manu Lecomte, a 5-foot-11 redshirt senior, averages 16.6 points per game, good for sixth best in the Big 12. White said hes looking forward to the matchup between Lecomte and UF guard ing 12.2 points per game. (Lecomte has) got the whole package, White said. with a lot of experience, and weve got one as well. Thatll be a great matchup at the point. Overall, White said he wants the Gators to focus on their attention to detail against the Bears, something that eluded them on Wednesday. Our attention to detail was better Saturday (against Kentucky), White said. Its been better at times. Its got to be better this Saturday to have a chance. @DreilingerJake jdreilinger@alligator.orgMEN'S HOOPS, from pg. 14Nate Bustamante / Alligator StaffFlorida coach Mike White said UF's attention to detail must be better this weekend against Baylor. three rebounds. the Gators as they came out of the gate with a press defense that Florida couldnt handle in the second half. 23 points on 9-of-13 shooting. The 6-foot-7 center also collected eight rebounds against the Gators. Mississippi State also found production from its senior leaders. Guard Victoria VivBlair Schaefer, daughter of Bulldogs coach Vic Schaefer, scored all 15 of her points from shots from three-point territory. it tonight. @justinn_case1 WOMEN'S HOOPS, from pg. 14