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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator GYMNASTS COME TOGETHER OVER NASSAR SCANDALUFs gymnasts were rattled after learning that former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused his patients, pg. 14Fuchs calls on leaders for DACA solutionUF President Kent Fuchs called on Congress to give Dreamers a path to citizenship, pg. 4UF is offering a course this Fall aboutTom Pettys life, pg. 3VOLUME 112 ISSUE 53Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Alligator Staff WritersMusic acts A$AP Ferg, Snakehips and Saint Motel will perform at UF on Feb. 25, Student Government Productions announced Thursday. The acts will play in an inaugural spring music festival, The Wetlands, on Flavet Field. SGP said the festival will feature student performances and organizations, wrote SGP chairman Alex DesRosiers in an email. Rapper A$AP Ferg will be paid $65,000 for his performance, while Saint Motel, an alternative rock band, and Snakehips, an electronic music duo, will be paid $40,000 and $35,000 respectively, he said. This is an opportunity for an SGP show to be more than just a place where students gather, but a place where they can contribute to the event as well, DesRosiers said. SGP began offering tickets Thursday at dent tickets cost $15, and non-students tickets are $30. Up to 10,000 tickets will be distributed Tuesdays through Fridays from noon to 5:30 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The festival will have two stages, four local acts, a silent disco with student DJs, an activities tent and food trucks, according to a news release. Julia Jeanty, a UF sustainability studies senior, plans on getting a ticket to see the British duo Snakehips. Ive been trying to see them live for years, so its awesome that Im going to see them perform before I graduate, the 22-year-old said. Alligator Staff WritersPamela Bingham had never been called the N-word in her life until Student Body president in Spring 1986. Every day when Bingham, a Mississippi native, came home to her Weaver Hall dorm during the elechate mail. N----- Go back to Africa. Now, 32 years after her term, Bingham sees an election she never imagined. Three black student candidates are running for Student Body president in a three-party race a historic moment at a university that only began admitting black students in 1958 and where black students make up about 6 percent of the Student Body. The last black Student Body president was Jamal Sowell in 2004. The Alligator could not conpresidents have served because UF does not keep track of their races. Candidates Janae Moodie, Revel Lubin and Ian Green said they hope by leading the Student Body, they can inspire young black boys and girls who may one day see themselves in their shoes. The three have all previously served in Student Government leadtions with Florida Cicerones, Black Student Union, Florida Blue Key and more. To them, UF has been a place where they found success regardless of race, but all are keenly aware of what it means to be a black person in America. Janae Moodie still remembers the door. The slurs. The dead bird shoved in the mailbox. She was 12 years old, living in the predominantly white West Palm Beach area, when her mom took her BIGGER THAN USAlan Alvarez / Alligator Staff SEE FEATURE, PAGE 8FEATURE FRIDAYThree black UF students are running for Student Body president


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, FEBRUARY 2, 2018WHATS HAPPENING?Throwback GatorNights Throwback GatorNights will be from 8 p.m. to midnight Friday in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. The event will feature an LED dance floor, Air Jordans, 'Space Jam' hoops and the "Scooby Doo" clan. Delta Sigma Theta will organize Black History Month festivities from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., followed by a showing of the film Henrietta Lacks at 10 p.m. The weekly movie is Back to the Future, which will play in the Reitz Union auditorium. GatorNights is always Friday and always free for UF students with their Gator 1 Cards. 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 at 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 17 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. 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 search the Facebook event page. 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. Both days will include food, free massages and music. All proceeds go to the Five Points of Life Foundation, which educates people on ways to share life with others, including the donation of blood, organs and tissue. Student Government elections Spring Student Government elections will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at locations across campus. All absentee ballot requests are due by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Visit to request an absentee ballot before the deadline. 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 Words on Canvas is a poetry and prose writing competition at the Harn Museum of Art, located at 3259 Hull Road, for UF and Santa Fe College students inspired by art. Winning contestants will be awarded prizes. See guidelines at wordsoncanvas. The deadline is Feb. 25. 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. 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 Entomology Building, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit talkinggators. 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. Retraction The Alligator has removed an article published on Wednesday titled RTS launches internal investigation into slow bus times after Alligator questions. The story was removed from the website due to a miscommunication between a City of Gainesville spokesperson and the reporter. Correction In an article published Wednesday titled "More than 300 register to run for SG Spring elections," The Alligator incorrectly reported that Erica Baker said the Elections Commission placed the signs indicating students to go to the SG Office. It was also incorrectly stated that UF student Livia Ledbetter was a biology and sociology junior. Lidbetter is a sociology and women's study junior. Correction In an article published Wednesday titled "UF student running for Florida House of Representatives," it was incorrectly stated that Shreyas Amol Jethwani, a UF student running for a seat in Florida's House of Representatives, was an organizer for Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. He was a fellow, an unpaid intern.NEWS AROUND THE WORLDGirl arrested in LA school middle shooting A girl believed to be 12 years old opened fire Thursday in a middle school classroom, critically wounding one classmate and injuring three others, authorities said. Police arrested the girl and recovered a gun after the shooting that happened just before 9 a.m. A possible motive was not identified as the investigation was in its early stages. Clashes in Maldives as court orders politicians released Political opponents of the Maldives government clashed with police on the streets of the capital early Friday after the Supreme Court ordered the release of ex-President Mohamed Nasheed and an ex-vice president jailed after trials that were internationally condemned. reelection later this year. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 53NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chiefs Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 SALES REPOF THE MONTHCONGRA TUL A TIONS! JANUARY BISMARIE PLASENCIAmajor: advertising $1 0 eGift Card GAINESVILLE, YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE YOU MAKE A DIFFERENCE DONATE $10 eGift Card and T-Shirt for all donors! Text HERO to 63928 By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer @jessica_giles_ By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff Writer @enasby@alligator .org @_elohel Petty By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff Writer


4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018IS THE FIRST TIME THE COUNTY HAS OFFERED A SECOND ROUND OF VACCINES SINCE 2009. By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterAlachua County Public School students will be able to ing Wednesday. The Alachua County Health shots in September but offered verity this season, said Alachua ministrator Paul Myers. offered a second round since and then to older students until Feb. 23. ACPS spokesperson Jackie Johnson contacted the health department Friday, the same Gulf County Public Schools in Floridas Panhandle, according department proposed offering a second round of vaccines. This is really the easiest shot, Johnson said. mediately and stay home if sick. last another month. are especially susceptible to ger periods of time, Myers said. clinic visits have increased by 50 percent, he said. Studies have shown that if centage of children, then you can protect the community as a whole, he said. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgSchools give second round of flu vaccines By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterWhen Shir Ibgui and Jamie asked for wasnt Wilkinsons name or major, it was her shoe size. I was kind of, like, taken aback, Wilkinson said. Ibgui is used to towering over most girls, so when she saw Wilkinson, also 6 feet tall, she was one to share a wardrobe with, she said. ately bonded over their height but later discovered their shared love of food, travel and wellness. In September 2016, the UF alumnae turned their hobbies into a brand and launched the lifestyle blog, NOT UR AVG. With more than 28,000 blog views since its launch, glimpses into their everyday lives. ion, its not just about food, Ibgui said. It has a lot of depth to it. NOT UR AVG was a natural tips Ibgui and Wilkinson have been ing abroad the summer before their junior year Ibgui in Paris and ized people frequently asked them mendations. fore their senior year the pair sat at a rooftop bar in New York City with a laptop and cocktails in hand and AVG, Ibgui said. Since graduating from UF in April 2017, Ibgui and Wilkinson have lived on opposite sides of the world. Ibgui is completing her masters degree in international business in Tel Aviv, Israel while gree in interior design from the sign. Keeping a blog together from Wilkinson said, but it also gives ers different parts of the world. time difference, as soon as Ibgui signs off from Tel Aviv, Wilkinson picks up with the start of her day in sided Tuesday. I think were different from the average blogger because were way around the world from each other, she said. The team has plans to grow the blog, Wilkinson said. Currently, Tube videos for their channel and post more frequently on their blog. vout NOT UR AVG reader since it launched, she said. Their blog is different from other lifestyle websites because it gives readers an intimate look at their lives, the I like how they really make you a part of their life, she said. Paniry believes NOT UR AVG has more to offer than travel tips They can be inspirations for other people, she said. Its kind that youre in. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgUF alumnae bond over blog By Rachel PorterAlligator Contributing Writer tablished at UF, Gamma Phi Beta will have its $10.5 million house completed in August. ment, which is located at 1251 SW Ninth Ave., began construction in Fall 2017, said Nicole Schroeder, housing and facilities administrative assistant at Gamma Phi Beta International Sorority. rority and Fraternity Affairs, said the Gamma Phi Beta house is considered ment for an organization typically costs between $4 million and $8 million to build. UFs Gamma Phi Beta chapter was established in October 2015. Planning stages for the house began about a year later, Schroeder said. Gamma Phi Beta Facilities Management Company purchased the land for the house and struction. Gamma Phi Betas building will be about 24,000 square feet and house 71 members of the chapter in double and Living in a chapter facility allows the opportunity to bond with sisters and a place where members can gather and create memories, Schroeder said. ture several study lounges, TV rooms rector, she said. Members will also have scooter and bike parking available, and the building will be accessible to people with disabilities. tion and behavior junior and member of Gamma Phi Beta, said a house will allow their chapter to be more involved in the Greek community. I think it will bring us even closer as Having a house for the chapter will give members the opportunity to host meetings and events, as well as invite friends in other chapters to meals and tell them more about Gamma Phi Beta, Crowley said. I cant wait to have a place that we can really call our own, Crowley said. A new house will enable the sorority to offer more bids for students wanting Gamma Phi Beta is not the only Greek organization which will get a new home soon. A lot by Hume Hall has also been designated for Greek housing but has versations with Greek organizations about the space. molished in June, its new house is on Reconstruction for the house, located at lion, according to Alligator archives.New houses for Greek chapters coming to campus By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer nandez has been counting down the days. The UF microbiology and cell cience sophomore immigrated to was 3 years old and has lived and tion for Childhood Arrivals. Now, with uncertainty as the end of DACA looms closer. I cant continue living with a countdown in my head, with my days being numbered, she said. In September, President Donald Trump announced the end of the ple brought to the U.S. as children to work and attend school without fear of deportation. Trump said it cording to NPR. UF President Kent Fuchs joined Volusia County Sheriff Michael tor of City Church Tallahassee, in age Congress to pass permanent legislation that protects Dreamers. Fuchs said he not only wants to see protection for undocumented students but also legislation that ship. These are some of the worlds very best individuals in terms of their achievements so far and also their potential, he said. To advocate for Dreamers, Fuchs has reached out to federal statement of DACA or a pathway to citizenship. The Student Affairs resources for DACA students on its website. Fuchs believes a pathway to migrants pursuing a degree in the aspect. Its in the best interest not only of those students, not only of the terest of the state of Florida and, indeed, our nation, he said. Hernandez hopes other people islation. She was pleased to see migrants, but she feels UF and the nation, as a whole, have a long way to go to protect the Dreamers. Its really wild to feel like youre not really human, she said. @jessica_giles jgiles@alligator.orgUF President Fuchs urges Congress to protect Dreamers 1251 SW 9th Avenue SE 16th Ave S Main St S M a in S t D ep o t P a r k A v e SE 16th Ave H u l l R d NW 8t h A v e NW 8t h A v e SW 20th Ave SW 20th Ave H u l l R d NW 62nd St SW W i l liston Rd SW Williston Rd SW 23rd Terrace M u s eum Rd Mu s eum R d Ga le L emera n d Dr SW 35th Pl U nio n R d Di a m o n d R d SW 9th Rd SW 11t h S t Archer Rd Ar cher Rd W a ldo R d W N e w b er r y R d W. University Ave W. University Ave SW 34t h S t SW 34t h S t SW 34t h S t SW 13t h S t SW 13t h S tSweetwater Wetlands Park Bivens Arm Nature Park Lake AliceMark Bostick Golf Course Loblolly Woods Nature Park Clear Lake Nature Park Split Rock Conservation Area Kanapaha Botanical Gardens Forest Park Lake Kanapaha Clear LakeHarmonic WoodsFlavet FieldHumeBivens Arm Boulware Springs Nature Park Norman Field Plaza of the AmericasDepot ParkNatural Area Teaching Lab Construction for Gamma Phi Betas house, located on 1251 SW Ninth Ave., is set to be completed in August. The $10.5 million house will feature several study lounges, TV rooms and a three-room suite for the facility director. 1251 SW


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Hanna GibsonAlligator Contributing WriterAt age 12, Jerome Elam took a bottle of sleeping pills and vodka, laid down in his mothers rose garden and waited to die. A victim of worthless and hopeless. It took me taking my own life for me to get noticed, he said. Elam, now 54 and presiTask Force, told the story of his childhood at UFs second Symposium in Pugh Hall, where he was one of eight speakers Tuesday night. The events goal was to inform the Gainesville community about how widespread Gators Against Human TrafAbout 50 people attended the event hosted by Gators and the Graham Student Fellows. Elam said he was molested, used for child pornographile ring 10 to 12 times a day starting when he was 5 years old. Despite trying to tell 10 people, including his doctor, the abuse lasted for seven years. After his suicide attempt, Elam said he decided to start helping other victims, espetims. Assistant U.S. Attorney Frank Williams, another speaker at the event, said Gainesville is not exempt lived in the city since 1998 and has prosecuted 18 human years. At the event, he said people often have misconvictims. They are frequently children raised in sexually abusive households who normalize the crime and forced prostitution as adults. There are human beings involved in this with emotions and feelings who dont elect this life, Williams said. Madison Smith, a 21-yearold political science junior, said she attended the event because her mom is involved work, and she wanted to get more involved herself. Smith said hearing the stories of male victims was impactful because previously she only thought about trafher want to get more involved forts in Gainesville. There is a lot of prevention that we, as a Student aware, she said. By Irfan KovankayaAlligator Contributing WriterSoha Samla doesnt typically wear her Islamic hijab, but she wrapped a tan one around herself Wednesday to feel closer to God for the day. Samla was one of about 80 people who tried on hijabs of various colors UFs Islam on Campus put on the Hijab-a-Thon to kick off Islam Appreciation Month, said coordinator Sana Nimer. They invited students of all religions to wear a hijab for the day and take it home. Islam is not this big, scary boogeyman that people want to make it out to be, Nimer said. If you come talk to us, hopefully we can help you understand that and get rid of some misconceptions. The hijabs were donated by individuals and businesses, such as Haute Hijab, Abaya Addict and Hijab Culture, Nimer said. Although the event wasnt held last year, the club wanted to revive it to educate more students on Islam, said club member Rashhan Siddique. Islam itself abolishes that concept of oppression, of oppressing women and oppressing people in general, the 23-year-old UF electrical engineering senior said. The rest of the month includes an Islam Fair, a public prayer, a slam poetry event and other activities, Nimer said. The event ended with a dinner and panel in the Reitz Union Rion their experiences. The panels guest speaker was Nadine Abu-Jubara, who is a co-owner of Verona Collection, a modest fashion company for Muslim women. Samla, a 19-year-old tourism, events and recreation management sophomore, said she was excited to partake in and organize the event because it wasnt held during her freshman year. There are a lot of people out there that think Muslims are monsters under the scarf, she said. I want (students) to be able to wear it and realize Im still myself. I just have something wrapped around my head. Irfan Kovanyaka/AlligatorAshma Ganaishlal, a 20-year-old UF psychology and sociology junior, gets her head wrapped in a hijab by Sana Nimer, chairperson for Islam on Campus Islam Appreciation Month, on Turlington Plaza on Wednesday morning.


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, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 Editorial Darts & Laurels deniers dart Wertherlaurel dart Recording Academy voting members laurel UFs Islam on Campus ColumnLets talk about protecting endangered speciesM Joshua Udvardy is a UF environmental engineering junior. His columns focus on science.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Joshua


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 With award season closing in on us, its that time of the year when we look back on all of the entertainment that graced our screens in 2017. Nothing very obvious changed this year in nated by "Star Wars" and whatever new superhero releases there were, and the Oscar nominations for Best the majority of people didnt see. There was one statistic, however, that startled me when I read it: Christopher Nolans not an adaptation, remake or sequel. As crazy as that fact sounds, what makes it even wilder is Dunkirk was still based on a written largely by history, not screenwriters. still based on a story that already existed. Today, it seems like only animated movies are consistently putting out new and original stories. A top-tier animation studio like Pixar knows fans love sequels to massive franchises (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, etc.) but does a good job at spacing out sequels between original releases, like Coco, The rise of this trend toward remake/adaptation/sequel mania started a few years ago, probably around the time Marvel/DC superhero movies were beginning to skyrocket in popumonth of them. Once sequels to these superhero hits started being churned out, studios quickly realized people were enjoying following the same characters and their story developments. Superheroes like Thor, Iron Man and Captain America had the charm and likability to appeal to the masses, get them hooked. And leave them begging for more whenever the credits of one chapter rolled. Post-credit scenes and the Avengers movies created this seemingly never-ending chain of content, a sprawling web of dynamic characters and stories that all begin to work into one decade-spanning picture. Other studios quickly caught on to this trend of familiar faces being more popular than new ones, as they began to look toward the past for any popular story to revive. It is easy to see why people are attracted to adaptations/remakes/sequels, as recurring and familiar characters are somewhat comforting, like revisiting an old friend in some way. Following a story or plot you already know and love is much easier than having to learn a new set of characters and background lore each time you enter a theater. Is this current drought of new and original stories a problem? I dont think so. Its just mildly disappointing for anyone who doesnt mind learning new characters and unique stories with each trip to the movies. The idea of a complete story being told in two hours with no intention to milk it out in the future appears to be an art form lost on the general public. What concerns me, however, is the moviecurrent landscape of capes, CGI and explosions. cally receives the award nominations when all is ing the case. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, which won Best Picture at the Golden Globes, was one of the most thoughtful and entertaining stories Ive seen in recent years, and I love it is getting the attention it deserves. The problem isnt necessarily adaptations or remakes. Call Me By Your Name was the most based on a novel by the same name. The conreceive the recognition they deserve, as studios and award committees start to view them as less Andrew Hall is a UF management senior. His columns focus on entertainment and music. In a year where protest and Hollywood, the Grammys, as always, have played it safe. Although the Times Up movement has focused more on actresses and directors, sexual harassment and assault has touched the music industry, too. This year, artists have released numerous songs about politics and activism, but this risk-taking was not recognized. Bruno Mars left the Grammys with a mountain of awards, and while his win was historic, helping him become the ninth artist to win six or more Grammys in the same ceremony, groundbreaking artists like SZA and Kesha left empty-handed. Songs like K Magic and Thats What I Like are catchy and fun, but that does not make them worthy of an award sweep. Mars is a great performer, as evidenced by his performance of Finesse with Cardi B, and I dont mean to detract from his skill, but this is part of a pattern where certain artists are shut out because their songs may not be as upbeat or easy to listen to. The best performances come from the hip-hop and rap artists, but they are continually under-awarded at the Grammys in the general categories such as Record of the Year, Song of the Year and Album of the Year. Some artists, like Frank Ocean, released music during the eligibility window but did not submit their music for consideration. Despite his numerous nominations, Jay-Z did not win anything. Last year, Beyonces Lemonade lost to Adele. Historically, black artists have not been given enough credit for their contributions, even though they have been the ones to pioneer new genres and dance styles. Both in terms of content and genre, the Grammys do not like things that are new, either Kendrick Lamars socially conscious lyrics or Keshas tale of overcoming abuse. While I love Mars songs, I can also see that giving them the awards was the easy choice: it doesnt offend anyone. Its true that Mars is talented and his win is still revolutionary for artists of color, but Bruno Mars himself acknowledged to Latina Magazine that black music spans many genres, including rock, jazz, rhythm & blues and hip-hop, and acknowledged the heavy inGrammys are just edgy enough to be part of the resistance by including Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the award ceremony, but theyre not willing to take steps that truly matter like giving black artists the awards and credit they deserve. Theres genre diversity in the nominaall general categories except best new artist. Even in categories where women and people of color were nominated, the awards skewed to white men like Ed Sheeran. Its ironic that a song by a man about a womans body won a Grammy over a song about a woman overcoming abuse. The Grammys seem to have been awarded in a vacuum, without regard for any kind of broader cultural context. cultural impact of music, they will start becoming irrelevant. The Grammys included an important speech advocating for the Times Up movement by Janelle Monae and a powerful tribute to dreamers from Camila Cabello, but it seems the distribution of awards itself leaves a lot to be desired. Instead of inviting Clinton, who it was recently revealed covered up for an advisor who committed sexual harassment, to parody "Fire and Fury," perhaps the Grammys should have focused on the reckoning in Hollywood. Nicole Dan is a UF political science and journalism senior. Her columns focus on race and culture.There is a drought of new and original stories in Hollywood movies Ignoring black artists will make the Grammy Awards irrelevantColumn Column Nicole Andrew


8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 to see their friends defaced home. The white garage door was spray painted in red with phrases like go back to Africa, and white power, as well as a drawing of a swastika, she recalled. My mom wanted me to learn about racism and that it really is still alive, she said. Its important that my parents made it a priority to bolster my own awareness of colorism. Later, when she was 15, Moodie boarded a plane from New York and sat next to an elderly white woman. You dont belong here, the woman said to Moodie. Nobody heard what happened except for womans comments. In that moment, Moodie needed an ally. The biggest problem is when people are complicit with things they dont agree with, Moodie said. Its only when you step out of that fear boldly that change starts to happen. Moodie, who is running with Challenge Party, said her experiences with discrimination have been disheartening, but theyve made her stronger as an individual and as a candidate. Moodie resigned from her position with Impact Party as Senate president pro tempore in January, saying the party and SG didnt value the voice of minorities. The time is always right to do whats right, Moodie said, quoting Martin Luther King Jr. I want to be able to start to crack that glass ceiling. Student Body Treasurer Revel Lubin said running for Student Body president is a calling and would have been whether he was black or not. To Lubin, the presidential candidate with Inspire Party, being a black candidate is about being an example for all people. It doesnt matter the obstacles youve been through in your life. As long as you stand for truth and you stand for something bigger than yourself, theres nothing you cant accomplish, Lubin said. Lubins positive attitude carried him through situations in which he was discriminated against like one night in 2015, his freshman year, when he found himself surcars outside a TGI Fridays. said. The owner of the restaurant had called the police and said Lubin, a black, 6-foot-3-inch description of the suspect. After the owner of the restaurant came out and told the police Lubin wasnt the suspect, and not come back. I was just always reminded of my race, Lubin said. I was always reminded that things like that can happen. said theres no kind of documentation of any kind of contact with Lubin. Senate President Ian Green, Impacts presidential candidate, said black parents everywhere are used to having the conversation about race with their children. His talk came when he was 11. That year, Green sold cups of lemonade to buy his mom a candle from Bath and Body When Green went to purchase the gift at an outdoor mall close to his home in Atlanta, an older couple passed by him and the woman grabbed onto her partner. Green remembered being confused it was May, the woman couldnt have been cold and grabbing the man for warmth. He said it bothered him the entire day. I went back and told my parents what I experienced and thats when we had a talk, Green said. Thats when I really realized what it meant to be black in America. He sees the opportunities for minority students in SG only continuing to grow, he said. It was a badge of honor to prove people wrong and to show what can truly be done, he said. Springs SG election, Patricia Hilliard-Nunn hopes students will focus more on the candidates ideas and policies than gender and skin color. Hilliard-Nunn, a UF professor of African American Studies, said SG has a history of rebranding itself while the same groups of people make decisions and serve the same fraternities and clubs behind the scenes. She said in every election, students should be questioning the candidates track record, and priorities far outweigh skin color. What party are you in, and whos pulling the strings, she said. That will often let you know what that president will do regardless of what you look like. black Student Body President in 1972, still remembers the hand-me-down textbooks. Lincoln High School, still an all-black school when Taylor attended in the early s, got all of its books from then all-white Gainesville High School. The racial disparity followed him from all the way through his doctorate in 1973, he said. an undergraduate in 1964 were black. He was one of them. To now see three black candidates vying for the position he once held feels like a milestone, Taylor said. That wouldnt even have been practical to aspire to when I came along; it was beyond the experience that we lived in the South at that time, Taylor, 69, said. This is a marker of made. All three candidates have ideas to help recruit and retain more black students. They want UF to be a strong example for other They want to be seen as more than their race. They want to be seen as students, leaders and friends. The way that that happens is when we open the doors and make history the norm, Moodie said. @hoffdavid123 @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgFEATURE, from pg. 8Elizabeth Shurik / Alligator File PhotoThe last black UF Student Body president, Jamal Sowell, who won the 2004 UF thanks supporters after winning the election in March 2004. Alligator File Photo political advertisement run in the Alligator in 1972. Susan Gardner / Alligator File Photo Reitz Union in 1986.


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 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 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733NYX, Hair Pieces Extensions, Wigs Newberry Square location NOW OPENARCHER BEAUTY SPORTS ISSUES2018 RUN 5 OUT OF 14 DATES AND SAVE 15% Contact your sales rep at 352-376-4482FRIDAY, JANUARY 12Gymnastics vs. LSUFRIDAY, JANUARY 26Gymnastics, TennisFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2Mens Basketball vs. AlabamaFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 9Gymnastics, Softball vs. MichiganFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 16Baseball, LacrosseFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23Mens Basketball, Gymnastics, SoftballFRIDAY, MARCH 2Mens Basketball vs. Kentucky, BaseballMONDAY, MARCH 12Mens NCAA Basketball TournamentFRIDAY, MARCH 23Baseball, Softball, TennisFRIDAY, MARCH 30Baseball, Track & Field, Softball, LacrosseFRIDAY, APRIL 13Baseball, Track & Field, Softball, TennisWEDNESDAY, APRIL 25Softball, Baseball By Stephanie GonzalezAlligator Contributing WriterThey were doubted, humiliated and victimized with the question, What were you wearing? Now, sexual assault survivors are responding. An art exhibit coming to UF will display survivors wore on the day of their assault. The installation is asking UF students for anonymous submissions describing the sentence description, said Rita Lawrence, UFs interpersonal violence prevention coordinator. We dont want to put any more burden on (the victims), she said. We want to take on that burden as prevention people, and well look at the narrative and recreate it. Deadline for submissions is March 9. Dropboxes for submissions are located in Victim Services and the Center for Gender, Sexualities and Womens Studies. Students can also submit online on GatorWells website. The What were you wearing? exhibit will run from April 2 to April 30 on the It will be hosted by Sexual Trauma Interpersonal Violence Education, or STRIVE, at GatorWell and the American Medical Student Association. Stephanie Kaufman, a 19-year-old UF exploratory science and engineering freshman, said this exhibit may help others unand victim blaming, and how to respond to it. You shouldnt be worried that something is going to happen to you because of what youre wearing, she said. Exhibition to feature clothes worn by sexual assault survivors Will Clewis / Alligator Staff Students skate around the checkered roller rink while jamming to s music at the free Rollin Back to the s event Wednesday night in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Will Clewis / Alligator Staff From left: UF students Melinda Hebert, an 18-year-old business administration freshman; Kelly OToole, an 18-year-old telecommunication freshman; Lianne Dcruz, an 18-year-old accounting freshman; Megan Pirino, an 18-year-old advertising freshman, and Barry Dever, a 19-year-old theatre sophomore, make denim patches at the Rollin Back to the s event Wednesday night in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. Rockin and rollin: Students celebrate s culture


10 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 Steph Strickland / Alligator Staff A CUP OF COCOAFriends Alexia Cepeda (left) and Citlali Barragan (right) converse while enjoying the U Matter, We Cocoa event, which featured student involvement opportunities, prizes and hot cocoa on Wednesday afternoon on Turlington Plaza. By McKenna Beery Alligator Contributing Writers When UF associate history professor Paul Ortiz told Haitian stuin the Caribbean to gain indepenIt is reactions like these and Ortizs own childhood of never learning about his grandfathers country, Mexico, that inspired him The book, An African American and Latinx History of the UnitAmerican, Caribbean and African Its a reinterpretation of AmerOrtiz said American history tends to focus on Europes effect During his book launch Wednesday night, Ortiz read several passages out loud to about 70 people at Third House Books & Gainesville resident Michelle Ott asked Ortiz why the title inway of describing someone from Some of Ortizs former students attended the book launch, book Ortiz has been working on It brought the community together to listen (to) and engage with the important history of African American and Latinx peoples that has been excised from the ofUF professors US history book includes Africa, Latin America


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Coach Gregg Troy and the Florida swimming and diving teams will be in Alabama this weekend to compete in the Auburn Invitational. Five-time NBA All-Star recorded 24 points and 10 rebounds in his debut for the Pistons on Thursday. The Pistons defeated the Grizzlies 104102. In other hoops news, Victor Oladipo, and were announced as this year's dunk contest participants. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 WriterWhen a person thinks of the word doctor, certain synonyms might come to mind: safety, comfort, healing. From now on, when people think of the name Larry Nassar a man once admired and renowned by gymnasts around the world the only image that will appear is one of pain and distrust. The former USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor was sentenced to 40 to 175 years in prison on charges of sexual abuse. Over 265 women have spoken out on the doctors abuses, including Olympic medalists Aly Raisman and Gabby Douglas. At UF, the topic hangs like a heavy cloud over the schools gymnastics program. It has generated a lot of discussion on our staff, said Stacey Higgins, Floridas assistant athletic director for sports health. We all keep questioning, How did this happen?" Higgins said that she and her colleagues take sexual harassment, abuse or any type of concern raised by a UF student seriously. We make it known to our staff and to everyone that were not gonna cover anything up, Higgins said. Were gonna report it. Were gonna let the proper people investigate it. If Higgins or anyone else on UF's athletic training staff are informed of a colleague behaving inappropriately, the person to contact is executive associate athletics director for administration Lynda Tealer. Tealer said the most important part of reporting an issue or a concern is making sure students know all of their options. This includes reporting an incident to a trusted adult, who is then obligated to follow up with a supervisor before the complaint goes to the universitys Title IX coordinator, the university police or the dean of about protecting people in a Theres standards of practice Florida gymnasts come together over Larry Nassar scandalThe Florida gymnastics team was rattled after learning that former Team USA doctor Larry Nassar sexually abused over 265 of his patients. The Florida fan base is confused right now. And rightfully so. After rising as high as No. 5 in the AP poll on Dec. 4, the mens basketball team has been consistently inconsistent. An 81-60 walloping of Baylor on Jan. 27 followed by an ugly 72-60 road loss to a mediocre Georgia team on Tuesday perfectly encapsulates how the season has gone for the Gators hit or miss. And Im talking airball-that-hits-an-oldman-sitting-in-the-second-row-directly-inthe-face type of miss. Despite the seasons mishaps, I still have In fact, theyll play so well down the stretch, I believe that this Florida team will win the SEC Tournament. Controlling the boards has been a constant problem for coach Mike Whites Gators. They rank 11th in the conference in rebounds per game. Much of those struggles stem from the teams lack of size and depth in the frontcourt. But when redshirt senior center John Egbunu returns from his knee injury in the next few weeks, that issue will be partly resolved. And if sophomore Gorjok Gak and redshirt freshman Dontay Bassett continue to develop as the season progresses, consider the Gators A-OK. While Gak and Bassett have combined for just 3.5 rebounds per game, both have Worried about the Gators recent losses? I'm not. They'll be aight.$ky Dolla $ign / Opinion Twitter: @SkylerLebron MEN'S BASKETBALLSports WriterMike White walked into the media room of Stegeman Coliseum on Tuesday not sure how to answer questions about his teams shooting woes at the end of a 72-60 loss to Georgia. Im just disappointed, White said. Weve For a team that held a three-point lead mid10 minutes, however, it all disappeared. The Gators made just three of their last 20 crease in pressure from the Bulldogs defense. Florida shot nine three-pointers during that stretch, making only one of them courtesy of forward Keith Stone. Theyre one of the best defensive teams in our league, guard Egor Koulechov said. At the same time, its up to us to make some shots, too. In the second half, we just didnt. Florida has potential to be one of the top shooting teams in the SEC, as proven when it shot 60.7 percent from beyond the arc and 51.6 Jan. 2. However, when it struggles to score, it affects the team as a whole, as shown against Georgia. UF will look to move past its poor shooting performance at the end of the game against UGA when it plays Alabama on Saturday at 4 p.m. at the OConnell Center. While the Crimson Tide doesnt shoot particularly well it averages 73.8 points a game, good for a share of 10th in the SEC it has one of the top young talents in the conference. Guard Collin Sexton ranks third in the SEC UF hoping to bounce back on Saturday against Crimson TideSEE MEN'S BBALL, PAGE 16 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16 SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 16Nassar


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 By River WellsSports Writer The year is 2009. The month is February. Barack Obama has just been song on the Billboard 100 is Flo Ridas Right Round and the Florida State womens tennis team has just gram history. stands as the Seminoles only victory over the Gators. Florida enters Saturdays conin Orlando holding a 55-1 all-time series lead. The last time UF (2-0) and FSU defeated the Seminoles 6-1. Deida State. I think this is one of their betFreshman Victoria Emma said on Sunday that she doesnt view FSU as much of a rival. Senior Josie Kuhlman sees it differently. vantage. neutral ground during their chammatches on neutral ground last there will be an added element of We have just been telling them said of the freshmen. Videos posted to FloridaGators. com contributed to this report. @riverhwells rwells@alligator.orgFlorida looking to continue dominance over Florida StateWOMENS TENNISAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffSenior Josie Kuhlman called Florida State a big in-state rival ahead of Floridas match with the Seminoles on Saturday in Orlando. Were hoping for a really big crowd, she said. MENS TENNISBy Benjamin BrandtSports Writer Tied at 5-5 in a decisive third years contest against Florida State ending with Ingildsens 7-5 thirdset loss on the No. 4 court. (9-1) will revisit their historic riwho sees himself as a leader on We lost last year in a huge revenge. Ingildsen holds the No. 7 singles ranking in the nation and dual matches. The goal is for the guys to try to get better individually each The coaching staff is also lookwhen the team travels away from home. Without the comfort of @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgGators face Seminoles on Saturday in rematch of last years upset lossAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffSophomore Johannes Ingildsen is ready to face Florida State again after TRACK AND FIELDBy Alanis ThamesSports Writeres from Floridas mens and Invitational today. mens team sits comfortably at mains at No. 5 for the second straight week. is coming off a season-best shot not content with where she is at I dont feel like Im fully and nationals. ter breaking his own school record in the weight throw (21.74 son. McFarland will be joined in the mens weight throw by redson and freshman Thomas Mardescending order list. kansas landed two Gators with Senior Keandre Bates was Bates also holds the countrys Vedel was named Mens Freshed the fourth-fastest time in the nation (46.14 seconds) in his 400-meter debut. Vedel is the fastest freshman in the country by 0.27 seconds and is the fastseconds. be the challenge. dont want to make the mistake of resting now. @alanisthames athames@alligator.orgUF sends throwers to Louisiana for Bayou Bengal Invitational


16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2018 shown promise defensively. Bassett is continuing to look more and more comfortable on the court, and his discipline has improved as well. The return of Egbunu also helps the team offensively. Lately, weve seen the Gators scoring attack grow stagnant when it cant contested shots on the perimeter. Egbunus wide frame and lob-catching ability will create a stronger inside presence the team has lacked with thinner bodies like Gak and Kevarrius Hayes. While Egbunu isnt an offensive pillar, you can bet hell be on the receiving end of a few alley-oops. The addition should attract more defensive attention in the paint and create opportunities for Floridas top-tier shooters. Finally, weve seen what this team can do when its knocking down threes. Non-conference wins over Gonzaga and Cincinnati two teams still ranked in the top-15 showcased how hard it is to stop Floridas offense when the outside stroke is working. And strong SEC victories over Kentucky, Texas A&M and Mississippi State further bolster the argument that the Gators can beat any team on any given night. They can also lose on any given night. In the 2016-17 season, the roster truly locked in on its goal: committing to defense and chipping away on offense. ing a rhythm while establishing a defensive groove as the game progresses. Theres still a handful of SEC games left to play, and Florida must learn a lot in that short span to achieve its goals. It will, and come early March, the Gators Champions. Skyler Lebron is a sports writer. Contact him at, from pg. 14Lebron: Gators will win 2018 Southeastern Conference tourney that physicians are held to, our athletic trainers are held to, massage, physical therapists, all of that. Though Nassars actions have affected gymnasts across the nation, some athletes, like Florida senior Rachel Slocum, are using Nassar's wrongdoings as an opportunity to learn. She studies health education, a major that has made her more aware such as sexual harassment and sexual assault. As I further my career, Im gonna make sure policies and stuff are put in place so stuff like this doesnt happen again, Slocum said. When the Gators take on No. 17 Auburn tonight in the Auburn Arena, they will continue to carry the same family-oriented positivity they compete with every week. Its a very trying time for our sport, coach Jenny Rowland said. But I truly feel that were such a strong community that it will be able to shed a very positive light again on that level of gymnastics. @alanaa_gomez, from pg. 14UF faces Auburn tonight at 7 p.m. tion of Alabamas offense with 3.2 assists per game. Hell be a tough matchup for UF guard Chris Chiozza. While Sexton is a better scorer, Chiozza averages more assists per game (6.1), rebounds per game (4.2) and steals per game (1.9). Alabama holds a slight advantage on defense, edging out Florida in rebounds and blocked shots. guard Dazon Ingram (6.2) lead the team in rebounds, while Hall leads the team in blocks per game (2.3). The Gators will rely on Stone and center Kevarrius Hayes to limit the Crimson Tides productivity on the inside. Both Florida and Alabama are coming off tough losses where they trailed for most of the game. The Crimson Tide fell to Missouri 69-60 on Wednesday, a team the Gators beat 77-75 on Jan. 6. Following a disappointing loss to Georgia, White wants to see his players answer back with a better performance on Saturday. We got to be as fresh as we can be, White said. Maybe we can get a guy or two to really step up in terms of throwing their bodies around and getting us some hard rebounds. @DreilingerJake MEN'S BBALL, from pg. 14Florida fell to UGA by 12 points on TuesdayNate Bustamante / Alligator SportsMike White wants to see his team step up its physicality against Alabama on Saturday. "Maybe we can get a guy or two to... (get) us some hard rebounds," he said.