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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Students begin interviewing with SG parties pg 5.A UF student is running for a Florida House seat pg 3. GATORS BLOW LEAD IN LOSS TO UGAThe Florida womens basketball fell to 2-7 in SEC play on Sunday following a 66-57 loss to pg. 14By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterJhody Polk was sentenced to eight years in prison for home invasion and theft in 2007. tion later, Polk was released from Lowell Correctional Institution in Marion County with a goal to attend UFs Levin College of Law. prevents her from pursuing law, serving in a jury and even voting. I get out with all these expectations and hope and a new way of thinking, she said. But no matter what I did, I couldnt get a good job. The Voting Restoration Amendment, ber, will decide if 1.5 million felons in Florida like Polk will get their voting rights restored. The initiative, sponsored by Desmond Meade of Floridians for a Fair Democracy, was approved for the ballot Tuesday. Sixty percent of Florida voters would need to vote yes on the amendment to make it law. The initiative would restore the voting der and sexual assault crimes. A petition to make the amendment VOLUME 112 ISSUE 51 By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff Writer about her medical secret was in sixth grade when puter monitor in their schools media center as Whats that? her friend asked. I dont know, but I have it, she replied. ter contracting it from her mother, didnt know it when she typed those letters. But 12 years later, as a social worker having graduated from UF with a Bachelor of Arts in education, she was shocked though she was not exactly cured, it was close enough. She grew up in Boynton Beach with supportive parents who reminded her every night, at precisely 7 p.m., to take her nightly pill. They did their best to make sure she stayed healthy, she said. But when she would visit her doctor, she was always the youngest in the waiting room. It has been a very lonely disease, a very lonely journey, she said. monthly IV injection, she said she was just like the other kids. I didnt really think that it was this huge thing, because nothing in my life was really affected by it, she said. I still did sports, I still went to school. She was just like the others until sex education mates became sexually curious in middle school. Thats when she realized she couldnt do what others could because of the big, scary thing, she said. disease, she often felt discouraged to take the pills she needed. cause there was something wrong with me to the outside world, but I really needed to do this to stay alive. Department of Infectious Diseases, said doctors of taking her own health seriously three months before graduating from UF. It happened when she monella after accidentally eating raw chicken. She hadnt taken her medication for four months before the hospital visit, she said, because sometimes she didnt want to feel like she had the disease. ing T cell count, the type of white blood cells that contracting salmonella was about 280. A normal T I got myself together, and now I am where I am, she said. But I had to be pretty low for a little bit to learn that lesson. surprised when she found out her disease was undetectable despite missing a few days of her preventive viral medication. In two months of Living and loving with HIV: UF alumna tells her storyAlan Alvarez / Alligtor Staff Florida voters will vote on felon voting rights this yearBy Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer Alachua County received full reimbursement from UF for the public safety costs accrued when Richard Spencer spoke at UF. The county sent UF an invoice for $302,184 on Jan. 10, according to Alligator archives. The itemized invoice broke down costs includeing and Combined Communication Center services. Alachua County received UFs check Friday, said county spokesperson Mark Sexton. The countys reimbursement came one day cided not to bill UF for the $224,105 it spent for public security surrounding the Spencer event in October, according to Alligator archives. taining a strong relationship with UF, according to Alligator archives. tionship with the county is different than it is with the city. I think theres a lot of differences between versity than what the countys efforts are, and that they take, she said. ment check sent to the county and has yet to disclose the total amount they spent on the where the money came from to pay the county. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgUF reimburses county $302,000 for Richard SpencerSEE HIV, PAGE 4 SEE FELON, PAGE 4

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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 or email alligators alligator.org/calendarLocal Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018WHATS HAPPENING?Talking Gators Toastmasters Want to get more comfortable speaking in front of a group? Talking Gators Toastmasters meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org/. 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. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles and conducted her dissertation research in Peru with the help of a Fulbright-Hays 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. 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. Stomp the Swamp for Autism Impact Autism, a UF organization, is holding Stomp the Swamp for Autism to benefit the 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 Gainesville and surrounding areas alone, more than 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 to register for Stomp the Swamp, visit card.ufl.edu 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 fivepointsoflife.com. Gainesvilles largest running race begins at the UF Cultural Plaza. Both days will include food, free massages and music. There will be free coffee and pastelitos from Mi Ap 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 of the five ways to share life with others through the donation of blood, apheresis, marrow, cord blood, organs 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 info@latinawomensleague.org. 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.NEWS AROUND THE WORLD Finland's president skates to overwhelming re-election win Finland's president crushed his competition to win a second six-year term Sunday, scoring a landslide victory in an election that saw the incumbent getting more than five times the support of his closest challenger. With all ballots counted, President Sauli Niinisto had 62.7 percent of the vote, while his leading rival, Pekka Haavisto of the Greens, had 12.4 percent. Russian opposition leader arrested amid election protests Protesters gathered across Russia on Sunday to support opposition leader Alexei Navalny's call to boycott the March presidential election, and Navalny himself was arrested while walking to the Moscow demonstration. Late Sunday night, hours after police detained him, Navalny said on Twitter that he had been released before a trial. Russian news reports cited police earlier as saying he was likely to be charged with a public-order violation for calling unauthorized demonstrations. In State of Union, Trump to make case that America is back Seeking to move past the shadow of the Russia investigation, President Donald Trump intends to use his first State of the Union address to cite economic progress under his watch while pushing for bipartisanship with Democrats on issues such as rebuilding roads and bridges. The White House said Sunday that the president would point to a robust economy and low unemployment during his first year and the benefits of a tax overhaul. Aides have said Trump is expected to set aside his more combative tone for one of compromise and bipartisanship. Cape Town to set up disaster operations HQ for water crisis South Africa's police and military will help secure water collection sites in drought-stricken Cape Town if authorities must turn off most taps on what they call "Day Zero," a date currently projected to fall in the first half of April, the city said Sunday. Hospitals, key economic and industrial areas and densely populated areas with a higher risk of disease would be exempt from a water cut-off, said municipal authorities. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 51NEWSROOM 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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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 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 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 By Irfan KovankayaAlligator Contributing WriterIf elected, a UF student would become the youngest Democrat to be in the Florida House of Representatives. Shreyas Amol Jethwani, a 21-year-old UF political science jutrict on Jan. 19, according to the Florida Division of Elections. For the primary race in August, he is up against Democratic candidate Jason Haeseler, an associate director of utilities at UF. The winner will then run against Republican incumbent Chuck Clemons in November. Jethwani has yet to release his platform, but it will focus on four major points: education, economy, health care and the environment, he said. The campaigns kick-off party will be at First Magnitude Brewing Company on Feb. 15. We need someone who actually looks at their district and says, We have these issues facing us. I dont care if theres a D or R next to your name, Jethwani said. The problems are here, and we need to District 21 consists of western Alachua, Gilchrist and Dixie counties. The district has been Republican since 2012, according to the Florida Division of Elections. Jethwani said he originally wanted to work on or manage a 2018 pohe has been marching, calling representatives and reminding them that their constituents are human beings. But after President Donald Trump was elected, he said he needed to do more. He said as a Democrat, he opposes all action taken by the Trump administration. So he decided to run. Jethwani said he serves as the political director for the Florida College Democrats state board and the UF chapter. He was an organizer for former Secretary of State Hillary Clintons 2016 presidential campaign, while also volunteering for a dozen other campaigns and causes. Despite his progressive values, Jethwani said its important to reach across the aisle. Its not about being anti-establishment, he said. Its about changing the establishment. Forcing the establishment to recognize the will of the people. Marcie Stefan, Jethwanis campaign manager, said Jethwani has an ability to communicate with people and reach across the aisle. Youre going to be seeing a lot inspired by the results of the election, especially people that are considered minorities, the 38-year-old said. Jethwani said he knows his age may be an issue for many but after years of lobbying and organizing, Im tired of waiting for someone else to run, he said. Im tired of waiting for someone else to champion the issues that I want to champion. UF student running for Florida House of RepresentativesShelbie Eakins / Alligator StaffShreyas Amol Jethwani, 21, spoke during a UF Senate meeting. Hes now running to represent the 21st District, which includes Alachua County.

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Alexandria Slupecki / Alligator The Vietnamese Student Organizations traditional dance group waved their fans for their performance on Saturday night for the organizations Tet celebration, or the Vietnamese New Year. They also performed with umbrellas and bamboo hats as part of the holiday tradition. By Hannah MaggioreAlligator Contributing WriterIn traditional bright-colored dresses, about 20 Vietnamese students twirled umbrellas and spun bamboo hats Saturday night to celebrate their culture. The Vietnamese Student Organization hosted their annual cultural show, Tet, or Vietnamese New Year, at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. About 450 people attended to see historical skits, colorful fans and Vietnamese pop music, marking the start of a new year. Tet is Vietnams most important holiday and marks the beginning of spring and the lunar new year, said Kim Vo, VSOs internal vice president. The UF organization has been putting on celebrations for the holiday for more than 40 years. Every years show is different, and we want to showcase our culture, said Vo, a UF health science junior. This years theme was EmBARK on a New Year, celebrating the zodiacs Year of the Dog, the 20-year-old said. Performances included various dances from the organizations traditional and modern dance groups and alpha Kappa Delta Phi. Different skits discussed how the holiday originated, including the importance of rice in Vietnamese culture. Guests ate cultural food and children received l x, or lucky money, which brings good fortune. Jacqueline Egelfeld, a 19-year-old UF health science freshman, said she and has learned the basics of the language. She also went to the celebration to support a friend who was performing. Even though my friend is in it, Im excited to see (the modern dance), it shows the culture in a unique way, Egelfeld said.Vietnamese students celebrate the New Year through dance, skits treatment, her viral load the number of copies of the HIV virus in her blood dropped from 56,000 to 40. In people with HIV, copies of the virus attack T cells and multiply, Dr. Janelle said. Health providers measure the viral count to monitor the disease. The viral count of an undetectable patient, such as Grobmans, is fewer than 50. HIV patients whose disease is undetectable have a lower risk of passing the disease to someone else, including during childbirth, as long as their viral count doesnt increase. Grobman is now 23, and the disease isnt as scary anymore. Instead, its become her secret weapon. She uses the disease as a character detector, she said. People make assumptions, and only a few have stuck around after she tells them shes HIV positive. Although the virus is not transmitted through skin-to-skin contact, drinking from the same glass or even kissing, Grobman said some people dont understand that and avoid her. However, it helps her keep only the people who truly care about her close. Over the years, shes grown less reserved about the virus, she said, especially when it comes to romantic relationships. Josh Morales, Grobmans current boyfriend, met Grobman through Tinder in December. When they began talking, she was very upfront about the disease, Morales said. The main thing in situations like this is just to talk about it, have a conversation, Morales, 23, said. Morales admitted he was a bit scared in the beginning, but as soon as he researched HIV and saw she was taking the necessary precautions to take care of herself, he became more comfortable with it. The disease isnt a burden so much as a part of Grobman that she embraces, she said. You got to love (the disease), if you love me, she said. Its not going away. Knock on wood, I pray I get cured, but if I dont, thats something that were going to be dealing with together. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgHIV, from pg. 1Her viral count is undetectable ment, gathering a total of 806,681 veriof Elections website. The organization Alachua County. Being black and being a felon, you get this negative stereotype, Polk said. There was nothing in Florida besides the grassroots volunteers that would make me feel comfortable enough. Florida is one of four states including Virginia, Kentucky and Iowa to permanently bar former felons from voting. More than 6 million Americans are disenfranchised because of past incarcerations, according to a report by the Brennan Center for Justice at New York University. A quarter of them live in Florida. Florida offers felons clemency, or the process of petitioning the governor to restore civil rights. However, restoration is not guaranteed. Desmond Meade, the president of the Florida Rights Restoration Coalition and ex-felon, was unable to vote for his Since founding the voting restoration movement, he has spoken to the United Nations and U.S. Congress advocating against disenfranchisement. Meade spoke at Pugh Hall in November, according to Alligator archives. Julie Thaler, a lead organizer in the Say Yes to 2nd Chances petitioning campaign, said the groups next challenge is making sure amendment supporters are registered to vote in November. The initiative is a nonpartisan issue, Thaler said. She attributes the petitions success to its grassroots approach to activism. Its not about politics. Its about human rights, she said. Its about forgiveness. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgFELON, from pg. 1THIS BRINGS THE NUMBER UP TO AT LEAST 28 PEOPLE CONNECTED WITH THE FRAUD. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterSeven additional people have been charged as part of a parking fraud ring that led to an arrest of a UF Transportation and Parking Services employee in March. Cierra Lerosa Moore, 30; Theodore Nathaniel Johnson Jr., 40; Robert Lee Thomas, 35; Vonketrick Antoine Walker, 20; Sharde Kiara Talley, 27; Lakedrian Brianna Ikeyal Crawford, 24, and John Glenn Goston, 40, were all charged between Jan. 19 and Tuesday with grand theft and fraud, according to court records. The arrests were in connection to 36-yearold Tiffany Nichole Robinson, a former UF Transportation employee, who was arrested by University Police for writing 25 fraudulent checks worth a total of $8,401.75, according to Alligator archives. It was part of her job to issue refunds for returned parking decals ing to Alligator archives. In July, UPD discovered Robinson had written thousands of fraudulent checks and created 33 fake parking vendor accounts, which she used to issue the checks for returned parking decals and disputed parking citations that didnt occur, according to Alligator archives. At that time, UPD also determined two other individuals, Shabree Harden and Herschel Walker, helped Robinson cash the fraudulent checks at different locations, including three different Gainesville Publix stores and a Chevron Stop and Shop in Hawthorne, according to Alligator archives. Harden told police she cashed 23 fraudulent checks Robinson and Walker gave her and returned the cash to Robinson. Before the seven recent charges, 18 other people were charged with grand theft in connection with Robinsons fraud case, likely cashing checks Robinson created as Harden and Herschel Walker had. The following were charged with grand theft greater than $300 but less than $5,000: -Elizabeth Maureen Terry, 19 -Kimberly Diana James, 26 The following were charged with grand theft greater than $5,000 but less than $10,000: -Kenneth Lawrren Mccray, 32 -Diamond Patricia Gillum, 21 -Cristina Emery Jenkins, 24 -Alice Peterson Jackson, 63 -Donna May Webber, 41 -Ivid Mary Ortiz, 25 The following were charged with grand theft greater than $10,000 but less than $20,000: -Derri Dometric Dancy, 44 -Reginald Denral Richardson, 30 -Lashonda Katreece Colson, 44 -Cristina Emery Jenkins, 24 -Tara Lorraine Donley, 46 -Kanacialal Nashay Morris, 37 -Juilliard Lanier Roberts Jr., 42 -Harris Jones III, 39 -Robert Jermaine Davis, 44 -Montrell Leonard Bryant, 24 -Antonio Eugene Patterson Jr., 27 In the recent batch of arrests, Moore, Johnson Jr. and Thomas face grand theft between $10,000 and $20,000 and fraud charges. Vonketrick Walker, Talley and Crawford were each charged with grand theft between $5,000 and $10,000 and fraud. Goston was charged with grand theft between $300 and $5,000 and fraud. Including the seven newly charged codefendants, 28 total have been tied to Robinsons alleged fraud. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgUPD: Seven others charged in UF parking fraud ring Robinson

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 SHE WAS STOPPED AFTER ATTEMPTING TO STEAL MORE THAN $100 IN MERCHANDISE, POLICE SAID. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville woman tried to steal merchandise from a Walmart on Friday morning and hit, screamed and spat at employees and police who tried to stop her, Gainesville Police said. Keiarra Lanae Redd, 18, pretended to scan 19 items worth $132.71 at a selfcheckout aisle in Walmart, located at 5700 NW 23rd St., and walked out of the store at about 10 a.m., according to an arrest report. A Walmart employee stopped Redd and tried to bring her back into the store. I dont have time for this, Redd said, according to the report, before shoving the employee. into the store, but she tried to leave again, dont touch me, according to the report. handcuffs a racist a-b----, police said. ing to the report. began screaming in the face of police, slinging spit onto the eyelids and cheeks of police She was charged with petty theft, resisttaken to the Alachua County Jail, where she remains, as of press time, in lieu of a $40,000 bond. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgGPD: Woman hits, screams at and spits on police POLICE SAY SHE DRAGGED AN EMPLOYEE AND DESTROYED MERCHANDISE. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA Newberry woman shoved her way into a closed Publix on Friday night and dragged an employee by their apron through the store, Alachua County SherJanine Lynn Farnsworth, 55, went into a Publix, located at 14130 W. Newberry Road, as an employee let the last customer out at about 10 p.m., according to an arrest report. The employee told her the store had already closed, but she pushed employees out of her way to get inside, according to the report. Farnsworth then tried to knee a Publix employee in the crotch, but missed, police said. She grabbed another employee by the apron and used it to drag him across the store, according to the report. Farnsworth ran up and down the aisles destroying about $200 worth of products, police said. When police arrived, she tried kicking and hitting them as they tried to arrest her, according to the report. Farnsworth told police she went into the store and broke products but did not know why, according to the report. She was arrested on charges of burglary with battery, attempted battery, battery, criminal mischief and two counts of resisting arrest with violence. Farnsworth was taken to the Alachua County Jail where she remains, as of press time, in lieu of an $18,000 bond. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgACSO: Woman pushed her way into a closing Publix Farnsworth Redd By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writer Student Government Senate seat, Michael McAllisters chose to interview with the new Challenge Party. McAllister, a UF computer engineering freshman, was the only student who interviewed with the party Sunday. He said he considered running with Inspire, but when Challenge started last Friday, he saw a group of leaders who wanted to make Student Government more diverse and acceptable. Seeing Janaes courage to speak out and voice the truth about Student Government knowing all the backlash shed receive, it showed me she was really committed to improving the lives of students and that really made me want to slate with Challenge, the 18-year-old said. could interview with SG parties for Senate seats representing UFs colleges, 41 students interviewed, Erica Baker, the supervisor of elections, wrote in an email. One student interviewed with Challenge Party, eight students interviewed with Impact Party and 32 students interviewed with Inspire Party. No independent students registered. In Fall 2017, 139 students in96 students interviewing with Impact Party and 43 students interviewing with Inspire Party, according to Alligator archives. In Spring 2017, about 45 studay, all with Impact Party, according to Alligator archives. After transferring from Valencia College last semester, Aanchel Shah, a UF political science junior who is running for a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences seat with Inspire Party, said she wants to advocate for transfer students. I feel like transfer students are often neglected by the campus as a whole, the 21-year-old said. People that are in Senate tend to be traditional four-year students, so its easy to look over experiences that dont affect them. Andrea Rangel, a UF nursing sophomore and a current Impact freshman senator, said shes looking to be a part of Senate again by running for a sophomore seat. Rangel, 19, said shes running with the party again because she enjoyed her past term. I feel that theres so much tangible change that could be done with Impact, she said. I want to move forward and see what we could really bring this semester. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgStudents begin interviewing for Student Government positions

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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 opinions@alligator.org, 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.Editorial Column MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions Menstrual products should available campus-wideImagine this: Its about noon, and youve been feeling awful all day. No need to worry though this happens to you every few weeks. Youre in pain, youre tired and youre experiencing inexplicable mood swings paired with irritability. You want so badly to curl up in a ball in your bed and lie there for the rest of the day. But you cant. This happens to you every month, yet society still doesnt accept this as an excuse for missing school or work. You go to the bathroom because the one thing that prevents this from completely taking over your life is full. You have to change it. But, you realize you didnt bring an extra one. What do you do now? Great question. Im so glad you asked. For any of you who havent picked up on what Im talking about yet, Im talking about periods. Believe me, I know you want to read about this as much as I want to write about it. But its time we give it the attention it deserves. A campaign called Gators Matter, Period. is a coalition of strual hygiene products on campus. Maybe youve seen a Change.org petition circulating throughout social media. But you probably didnt hear a lot of conversation about it. In recent weeks, however, periods have been on everyones minds and social media feeds. The leaders of this coalition have been tirelessly attempting to get free menstrual products on UFs campus. Initially, a Student Government committee struck down the motion, stating only half the Since the initial rejection, SG gave students a glimmer of hope. It announced products would be available in the starting in February. Supporters of the movement are far agree. Its not enough. What message are we sending womthem or their needs. Being respected and valued is an important part of your full potential while feeling as though your needs are unimportant. Its enough stress having to deal with the actual physical and psychological effects of periods. We shouldnt also have to worry about what to do if we dont have a pad or hard just to have basic needs met. I dont mean to devalue men here. I understand men know periods exist, and many support this movement. In fact, some of the biggest driving forces for this movement were men. But I think in general, most men dont know as much about menstruation as they think they do. It happens every month, right? Its not a big deal. on Womens Health within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 75 percent of women with regular period cycles report unpleasant physical or psychological symptoms before their period. That means in addition to the unpleasant physical changes, many of our brains change. Women can experience depression, anxiety, anger, irritability, sensitivity to rejection, feeling of being overwhelmed and social withdrawal. This is even if we have access to products and feel understood by those around us. Guys, we dont want to make you uncomfortable, but periods arent a comfortable thing for anyone. A lot of times, we dont even know when its going to come. We shouldnt have to feel ashamed or worried about what to do if we forget to pack a tampon and we get a surprise visit from our Aunt Flo. Periods are a natural part of life and womanhood. Mental health can be negatively impacted by the stress of not having products and having to improvise. Let us talk about it, and let us have products. It will help you, too. And even if it werent, the fact that someone else is being helped should be enough. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column focuses on mental health.I got fake people showin fake love to me, and its worse than you thinkWhen we think of identity theft, we often consider drained bank accounts and staggering credit scores. We think of it as a crime committed for direct and imBut, similarly to what it has done to most aspects of society, social media is changing the standards of identity theft. On Saturday, The New York Times published an article entitled The Follower Factory, a feature story focused on social medias so-called black market, where companies sell fake ones, resulting in what many consider to be identity theft. named Jessica Rychly. Nearly all aspects of Rychlys identity, the one available to the public through her social media accounts, The account would publish tweets in languages she did not speak or understand, and would often interact with and retweet content from pornography accounts. Her story, unfortunately, is not unique. According to research from the University of Southern California and Indiana University, its possible 48 million or about 15 percent of Twitters total reported active users are automated accounts designed to simulate real people. Furthermore, the Times reported at least 55,000 of the accounts use personal details of real Twitter users, including minors. Despite most social media websites prohibiting purchasing followers, a number of companies exist solely for that reason. Websites such as Devumi openly sell followers to a wealth of letes, TED speakers and pastors. Websites like Devumi function because, as of right now, no law prohibits their actions. The only reason why people wouldnt buy and sell fake followers is if they had a strong moral conscious. And we all know, for the most part, much of the world is seriously lacking in that department. Companies like Devumi dont stop at the seemingly innocent act of increasing the follow-to-follower ratio. According to the Times, these fake followers can also act as phantom foot soldiers in political battles. In other words, the aggressive political battle you saw between your aunt and a realistic stranger could have been a throw down between her and a computer, meant to stir up and control political conversations. The world needs to start paying attention to these fake accounts. With an ever-increasing focus on social media presence, a social media identity can be just as crucial as a real identity. your name attached to outrageous political posts or wildly inappropriate pornography. No matter how clean you try to keep your social media accounts, someone else could be sabotaging you without you even knowing about it. We can only hope the government takes action against this growing epidemic soon enough, allowing for legal action to be taken against those who steal social identities. Until then, however, we urge you all to consider the repercussions of purchasing fake friends. Its more than an extra like; its someones identity. Its someones life. Its 2018, and its time we start taking social identity theft as seriously as we take all other forms of identity theft.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Taylor Cavaliereopinions@alligator.org

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7Last Thursday, the world got just a little bit closer to an impending environmental and nuclear apocalypse. The Doomsday Clock advanced by 30 seconds, bringing us just two minutes to midnight. What is the Doomsday Clock, you ask? Well, in 1947, the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, which is a monthly academic journal based in Chicago, debuted the clock on its cover as a symbol and a warning of incoming danger from nuclear tension and other international issues around the globe. The clock is meant to urge world leaders and the public to recognize these risks (and hopefully act on them.) In the past decade or so, the Doomsday Clock has primarily responded to technological advancements, weapon arsenals and, perhaps most telling, climate change. We are now the closest to midnight we have been since 1953 during the Cold War, and the scientists behind the clock have spoken quite candidly about why that is. The failure of world leaders to address the largest threats to humanitys future is lamentable, the Bulletin website reads. (Citizens) can demand action to reduce the existential threat of nuclear war and unchecked climate change. But herein lies the problem. If one of the Bulletins biggest pieces of advice is that members of the public step up and ask for change when it comes to the major world issue of climate change, we need those members of the public to actually want it. In other words: Citizens need to know about climate change, understand it and accept it strongly about it that they actually want to stop it. To the cynic (or maybe just the realist), this already sounds like a daunting task. In the U.S., we feel surprised when even close to 60 percent of the American electorate participates in something as straightforward as bubbling in a choice for president. At every step of the way, politicians gerrymander districts, disenfranchise voters and make it harder for even the most diligent of citizens to acquire objective, relevant information about political issues. What are we supposed to do about climate change, then, if we are to push our world leaders to take action? I think at least some of the solution rests in the way we educate our youth, from kindergarten through high school and beyond. cance on public education and children in both my columns and conversations, but it's just what makes sense. The things we learn in our earliest years of education help shape our priorities, perspectives and biases as we get older. Think of your own experiences in school. How did you learn about American history? How were you taught sexual education? How did those subjects become important or not so important in the way you now see your peers, your family, your world? Now think about your education in science. Was climate change ever emphasized? If so, great. Maybe it went by the name of global warming or pollution. But I doubt most peoples elementary-, middleor high-school educations truly underscored the importance and dangers of climate change. This knowledge certainly wasnt fully covered, much less prioritized, in the education of older generations and look where thats gotten us. So maybe its time for a change. If we wants somebody to step up and demand change on behalf of a damaged world environment, we need to emphasize it in our educational system. We need kids, teens and college students to learn about soil erosion, saltwater intrusion and biodiversity. We need the public to care not just about their recycling bins, but also the broader implications of the fossil fuel industry. When our politicians speak, listen. Then, with your pens, your ballots, your social media, your phones politely tell them to shut up and listen to you. Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column focuses on education.Welcome to the U.S., otherwise known as the worlds largest free speech zone. Unfortunately, too many college administrators dont see it that way. On campuses across Florida and the rest of the nation, people in charge of higher education have established euphemistically named free speech zones that limit the places where students can hold peaceful demonstrations, distribute literature or give speeches to passersby. The clear implication: The rest of the campus is not open to free speech. They rationalize these restrictions by claiming they are for the safety and security of students. In reality, they are an abasement of everything a university education is supposed to be about. College students do not need to be protected from ideas with which they disagree. A primary function of the university is to expose students to such ideas, whether they come from professors, fellow students or guest speakers. From this exposure, students learn to implement critical thinking skills to properly assist them in their decision-making. State Rep. Bob Rommel, of Naples, has introduced legislation to help make sure the states public universities live up to that standard. A companion bill in the Senate was introduced by state Sen. Dennis Baxley, of Ocala. The Campus Free Expression Act would bar state schools from setting aside areas that restrict students from exercising their constitutionally-protected First Amendment rights. To me, its just shocking that in the United States of America, we actually need a bill to protect freedom of speech, Rommel told the Tallahassee Democrat. It may be shocking, but its true. A survey by the Brookings Institution, a Washington D.C., found a majority of college students believe it is acceptable for a group of students to loudly and repeatedly shout to prevent a speaker from being heard. Nearly 20 percent of students said it was acceptable to use violence to prevent the speaker from speaking. In the face of such shout downs and violence, there has been a backlash against the suppression of speech on college campuses, and Fewer schools have free speech zones today than did just a few years ago. Thats a positive trend. But eternal vigilance is the price of freedom. We need to guarantee that in case the pendulum swings back in the direction of those who would shout down their political opponents, the law will be there to deal with them. While most of the recent cases have involved left-wing students (and sometimes administrators and faculty) attempting to silence conservative speakers, over the last decade or so this has been a problem that knows no ideological boundary. In 2006, the assembly rights of University of Central Florida students were restricted when the radical left-wing Students for a Democratic Society (SDS) was barred from holding a protest under the schools free speech zone policy. In a more recent case that received national attention, white supremacist Richard Spencer was shouted down by hecklers at UF. Neither the reincarnated SDS nor the risible Spencer are going to win many hearts and minds. But even if they were, the First Amendment is content neutral. Hate speech, whether from left or right, is protected speech. It should be combated not with truncheons or a hecklers veto, but with more speech, with better ideas, with well-articulated argument. Those who resort to violence and shout downs are simply demonstrating they do not Administrators who impose free speech zones are demonstrating they do not have We must show we are willing to defend the speech of all citizens, including students. Free speech zones have no place on college campuses. Demetrius Minor is the Florida coalitions director for Generation Opportunity.One approach to climate change: educating our nations youth The only free speech zone in Florida ought to be the state of FloridaColumn Guest Column Demetrius Minoropinions@alligator.org Mia Gettenbergopinions@alligator.org

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8 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018Alligator Staff Writer Far Right: The fact that Ted Yoho represents a progressive very backwards, explained Joe Courter, a 67-year-old Gainesville resident. Courter held his sign at the protest on Friday evening outside of Crime Prevention Security Systems on Southwest 34th Street. Shelbie Eakins / Alligator Staff for the protest. Left: Garrett Quinlivan, 76, plays his drum at the Rep. Ted Yoho Pirate Protest on Friday evening, which was organized by the Alachua County Labor Coalition. Quinlivan said he attended the protest to respond to John A. Pastore Jr. and Randi Elrad, co-owners of Crime Prevention Security Systems, donating money to Yoho.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 AUTO COLLISION EXPERTS 352.371.0215 33 SE 13th Road gt-motorcars.net Steph Strickland / Alligator StaffLeft: Jousting knights, dragons and royalty were featured throughout the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire. Bottom Right: Kai Hartless poses with his newly-purchased wooden sword at the 32nd Annual Hoggetowne Medieval Faire at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. The faire will reopen on Feb. 2. Bottom Left: Two men play at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on Saturday afternoon. The faire also featured countless other musical performers sharing A weekend of knights: Hoggetowne Medieval Faire starts

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By Wyatt SchreiberAlligator Contributing WriterCheyenne Copenhaver, 12, pressed her face and small hands against the glass case to get a good look at what was inside. Poop. It doesnt smell like poop, she said. Copenhaver was one of about 150 people who came to the Florida Museum of Natural Historys preview Thursday evening for a new exhibit, The Scoop on Poop! The Science of What Animals Leave Behind. The exhibit features Guinness World Record holder George Frandsens collection of coprolite, otherwise known as fossilized feces. Its really important to me for people to get to see it and learn about it, Frandsen said. No other museum has a display like this. to the general public Saturday and will run through May 6. Frandsen said he loaned thousands of fossils, with there being about 100 medium-sized ones on display, and countless more tiny fossils in jars. The Guinness Book of World Records counted him as having 1,277 pieces in 2015, but he said hes collected thousands more since. His largest fossil, named Precious, is four pounds, millions of years old, most likely came from an ancient crocodile and is on display for visitors. Akito Kawahara, curator at the museum, said its an incredible subject every kid talks about poop and everyone deals with it every day. Its amazing, he said. Its one of the fundamentals of our natural world. Kawahara gave a presentation during the preview, going into detail about different animals and their many uses for poop. Based on the crowds reaction, some favorites included the pygmy sperm whale, which shoots a poonado, a thick cloud of fecal matter, at predators and the dung beetle, which is known for creating and rolling large balls of poop, Kawahara said. The museum wants to bring in exhibits that have solid science and big ideas behind them, said Julie Waters, the exhibit coordinator for the museum. Some animals depend on poop for food, others use it to mark their territory and some use it to lay eggs in, Waters said. Its a gross, necessary part of life, she said. We hope our visitors walk away with appreciation of hidden levels of biodiversity. 10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018Lindsey Crown / Alligator StaffEric Topp, a 59-year-old Gainesville resident, volunteers to restore a bike alongside Angelo Sanjurjo, 11, of Gainesville at the Bike Repair Clinic, a cyclist education Courtesy to the Alligator By Madison ZizmerAlligator Contributing WriterUF students, all in black, stood in front of a screen. Behind them played footage from the Womens March on Washington. as they mimicked the protesters chants and experiences. More than 100 people came to see the Voices from the March, a multimedia theatrical experience, Saturday afternoon in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. About 10 UF students acted in the play, which was created out of 150 interviews about with people who participated in the 2017 Womens March in Washington, D.C. Jeffrey Pufahl, the director of the play, said he wanted to show the UF community what the reality of social justice looks like and allow students to tell their stories of the march through art. UFs College of the Arts donated $1,500 for the production. The students had to dig deep in themthey wanted to say to the world, Pufahl said. That is a big step. UFs Samuel Proctor Oral History Program; the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Womens Studies and the Center for Arts in Medicine also supported the play, Pufahl said. Andy Prescott, a 31-year-old UF masters acting student and actor in the play, said he wanted the audience to learn that talking to people with different perspectives helps a community grow. (The theater) gets you talking, he said. It doesnt matter who you are, what background, just go out and see some bizUF students recreate scenes of Womens March in D.C. Poop now on display at the Florida Museum of Natural HistoryBy Stephanie GonzalezAlligator Contributing WriterA UF professor is being nationally honored for creating a sharkskin-based technology that will help stop bacteria from growing on ships and breathing tubes. Anthony B. Brennan, a UF materials science and engineering professor, will be inducted as a 2017 Fellow in the National Academy of Inventors in Washington, D.C., on April 5. His inventions led him to start his company Sharklet Technologies, which is funded by the Research, he said. I just feel honored and extremely surprised, Brennan said. Never wouldve guessed it. Brennan said he used sharkskin-inspired patterns to create a microscopic technology that is put on a surface, such as silicon or copper. The pattern creates a barrier that cult. in 2002 when he saw a submarine he thought looked like a whale, Brennan said. He then started looking at marine animals until he came across nursery sharks. He found that while petting a shark, from nose to tail, the skin is smooth, but going backward, its rough because of the skin pattern. The 66-year-old professor said he tried to compare the layered diamond-shaped sharkskin to a mathematical model and thought about how it could be applied to a ship. When he was able to develop the technology, it was didnt grow on a surface without toxins, he said. Zahara Jaffer, 46, an assisof Technology and Licensing, nominated Brennan for the fellowship, Brennan said. Jaffer said many people but Brennan was able to form his discovery into a tangible thing that can help society. Hes just one of those people that doesnt stop, she said.UF professor to be recognized for invention in AprilBrennan MORE THAN 100 PEOPLE PARTICIPATED IN THE EVENT.

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $3.00 per day. Call us at 373-FIND.Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. 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 ServicesHIV 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 7-3-17-108-16DRUG 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. 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Former UF football players Keanu Neal (left) and Maurkice Pouncey (right) participated in the 2018 NFL Pro Bowl on Sunday. Women's golf team competing at Florida ChallengeThe Gators open their spring season today at the Black Diamond Ranch in Lecanto, Florida. The tournament is being hosted by the University of South Florida and features eight total teams, including Miami, UCF, Jacksonville, FIU and Louisville. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at www.alligator.org/sportsMONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 www.alligator.org/sportsGEORGIA 66, FLORIDA 57By Morgan McMullenSports Writer Struggling Gators fall again in SEC play to No. 20 BulldogsMEN'S BASKETBALLBy Jake DreilingerSports Writer Big moments from Chris Chiozza continuing in 2018SEE MEN'S HOOPS, PAGE 16 SEE WOMEN'S HOOPS, PAGE 16Emma Green / Alligator StaffFlorida guard Funda Nakkasoglu's 18 points against Georgia on Sunday weren't enough to propel the Gators to a win over the Bulldogs. BASEBALLBy Ethan BauerSports Writer O'Sullivan: UF "not defending a national SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16

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MONDAY, JANUARY 29, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 WOMENS TENNISBy River WellsSports Writer Every competing senior on the Florida womens tennis team won her singles match in a 4-0 rout of Cal State Fullerton on Saturday, leaving UFs freshmen ing Sundays matchup with LouisianaMonroe at the Ring Tennis Complex in players turns to close out their oppoWhile senior Josie Kuhlman won the the day (6-1, 6-2), it was freshmen Katie Kubicz (6-1, 6-1) and McCartney Kessler (63, 6-1) who won the next two matches, leading to another 4-0 the team a spot in the ITA Division I Womens National Team Indoor ChamThe doubles portion of the day started out slowly for the Gators, with Louisiana-Monroe taking the lead in all three settled into a groove, and the duo of senior Anna Danilina and freshman Victoria Emma cruised to victory (6-2) in the that, the team of Kuhlman and Kessler closed out its match (6-3), clinching the Its important to start out well, days (Saturday) and (Sunday) we did not, but we were good enough to play of the year, the freshmen on the team appear to be getting the hang of collegiate play, especially with the aid of their seWhen Im nervous, (Danilina) can call the plays, Emma said regarding her with nerves, especially this past weekFlorida will play its next match on Saturday against Florida State at the USTA Emma is excited about the opportunity, she said that a matchup with FSU is no A lot of Florida fans think its a huge conference, so they arent really our ri@riverhwells rwells@alligator.orgGators sweep LA-Monroe behind play of freshmen MENS TENNISBy Benjamin BrandtSports WriterJunior Alfredo Perezs roar echoed inside the Perry Indoor Facility at the Ring Tennis ward serve that bounced off the net from his tiebreaker of a highly competitive match hed eventually win, 7-6(6), 6-2, over South Florida nal round of the Florida Regional ITA Kick-Off Weekend after also sweeping South Alabama Florida will advance to next months ITA Division I Mens National Team Indoor ChampionRain forced the matchs singles play to move indoors after UF secured the doubles point The conditions inside are certainly a lot sophomore Johannes Ingildsen and freshman Andy Andrade were the only Florida players to compete in the days singles action due to limIngildsen improved to 2-0 on the year in Following Ingildsen was Perez, who entered Sundays match looking to improve after disI wanted to do my part for the team because I the Gators, marking the second consecutive son, Andrade battled in three sets against USF Three dual matches into the season, Shelton remains most impressed by the comradery When you see your teammates there for you, pushing and encouraging you, you want The Gators will now prepare for Saturdays matchup against Florida State, which will be @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgUFs perfect weekend seals ticket to National Indoor ChampionshipsGYMNASTICSBy Alana GomezSports WriterIn a sold-out OConnell Center on Friday night, the Florida gymnastics team put on a show for its The team, they fought with a lot of heart, a lot of grit, coach Senior Alex McMurtry domi12) on beam and vault, both the perfect scores on Friday night She also became the second gymnast in program history to over the course of her career, a feat also performed by former performance marked her ninth elevating her over Sloans previI know Im capable of that The meet started off slowly for the Gators, who trailed Oklahoma for Florida to clinch the victory by I hadnt really looked at the score, but I knew we needed a off their win over Oklahoma, the Gators are trying to not let the vicis maintaining a humble attitude as it heads into its next meet on You get to a point in the season where its good when theres may have a bump in the road here @alanaa_gomez agomez@alligator.org.Florida moving on from victory over top-ranked Oklahoma Emma Green / Alligator Staff Kuhlman

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