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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator GATORS FACE TIGERS TONIGHT AT 7The Florida womens basketball team is in Columbia after a week off from action, pg. 14Visitors can experience life in the 1870sSome of the events they can do include feeding sheep and pumping water, pg. 10.UF Senate committee fails amendmentsOne concerned not using social media during meetings, pg. 5VOLUME 112 ISSUE 54Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida THERE WAS A 20-MONTHOLD BOY IN THE CAR THAT WAS SHOT. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterAn Alachua man was arrested for a APD arrests member of gang for shooting fiveEdwards SEE SHOOTING, PAGE 4By Davio RodriguezAlligator Contributing Writer SEE VET & PET, PAGE 4Will Clewis / Alligator StaffA GAME FOR THE BOOKSAustin Wilson, a 22-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology senior, cheers on the Philadelphia Eagles during the Super Bowl at The Swamp Restaurant. See the photo story on pg. 9. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer mother and owner of Three black women challenge incumbents in local election SEE CITY, PAGE 4 Johnson Budd


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 MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018WHATS HAPPENINGStomp 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 elections to request an absentee ballot before the deadline. 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. The selection of artwork features a variety of media, including pieces from Asian, Contemporary and Modern collections. Winning contestants will be awarded prizes. See guidelines at harn. The deadline is Feb. 25. 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 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 the Entomology Building, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit 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. News around the world Amtrak crash in South Carolina leaves 2 dead, over 100 hurt An Amtrak passenger train slammed into a parked freight train in the early-morning darkness Sunday after a thrown switch sent it hurtling down a side track, authorities said. Two Amtrak crew members were killed, and more than 100 people were injured. It was the third deadly wreck involving Amtrak in less than two months. Greeks rally in Athens to protest use of the name Macedonia Well over 100,000 protesters from across Greece converged Sunday on Athens' main square to protest a potential Greek compromise in a dispute with neighboring Macedonia over Macedonia's official name. The name dispute broke out after Macedonia gained independence from Yugoslavia in 1991. Although about 130 countries refer to it simply as Macedonia, many Greeks refer to it by the name of its capital, Skopje. Greece argues the use of the name implies territorial claims on its own province of Macedonia. Child abductions rise amid South Sudan civil war In South Sudan's five-year civil war, child kidnappings between clans have increased as people become more desperate amid widespread hunger and a devastated economy, human rights groups say. One child, no matter what his or her age, can sell for 20 cows, worth about $7,000, said a Murle tribe youth leader who knows some of the abductors. One opposition governor blamed South Sudan's government for the increase in kidnappings, saying it's trying to create a wedge between the Murle and Nuer tribes to advance its military agenda. South Sudan's government denied it. Same-sex marriage a key issue as Costa Ricans elect leader Costa Ricans voted Sunday in a presidential race shaken by an international court ruling saying the country should let same-sex couples get married. The outlook of the elections was cloudy because none of 13 candidates polled at more than 17 percent. If no candidate reaches 40 percent of the total vote, the top two finishers advance to an April 1 runoff. The January decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights came to play a central role in the campaign. The court ordered the country to grant same-sex couples such rights as the ability to inherit estates and adopt children. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 54NEWSROOM 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


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 Spotlight your property by advertising in the Student Living Guide, which publishes on the same day as UFs ocampus housing fair.Quarter page ads and larger receive free map spoing. rffnnftbt theres no such thing as a little flu, protect yourself todaypractice frequent and thorough hand washing clean and disinfect frequently-touched surfaces regularly cover your mouth and nose when coughing and sneezing follow basic good health habits to help fight off virusesthe flu virus can travel up to 12 feet through the air at 100 mph By Veronika VernachioAlligator Contributing WriterA $2 million complex is being built in East Gainesville in an effort to redevelop the area. The building will house Mrieux NutriSciences, a food-testing company. Construction for the 22,700-square-foot facility started Jan. 22, said Tricia Lopez, a Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency project manager. Lopez said she didnt know the tion is on Southeast Hawthorne Road. The construction, which is set to last between six to eight months, is part of a plan to develop 13 acres along Southeast Hawthorne Road in East Gainesville. The company hopes to bring in about 30 new jobs and strengthen the industrys relationship with UF. The facility is being built in a cornerstone, which is a mixeduse complex with space for up to 10 new buildings. The Community Redevelopment Agency has been redeveloping the plaza as part of its Gainesville East initiative, Lopez said, and the $2 million comes from the Community Redevelopment Agency Eastside budgeted funds. The plan is to have a mix of businesses that complement each other, which could be anything she said. The agency wants to attract new residents, businesses and investments to the east side while preserving what makes it unique, said Stephanie Seawright, a Gainesville Community Redevelopment Agency project manager. Lopez said the initiative will add jobs and amenities to an area that has not seen the same growth other areas of Gainesville have. reason why East Gainesvilles growth has lagged behind, but said negative perceptions of lack of income, crime and inadequate on the East Side. Its a positive step for the growth on the east side of Gainesville, said Brian Crawford, the president of Concept Companies, which owns the NutriSciences building. Mrieux NutriSciences is headquartered in Chicago but is currently located in 22 countries. The company promotes public health through analysis, consulting, auditing, training, contract research and sensory analysis services in the food industry, said Lindsey Roberts, a marketing manager at Concept Companies. Susan Davenport, the president and CEO of the Gainesville Area Chamber of Commerce, said Mrieux NutriSciences will beninnovation that comes out of UF. The selection of East Gainesvilles cornerstone site for Mrieux NutriSciences newest lab will not only bring new jobs to the area, but it will also strengthen the industrys relationship with the University of Florida and our regional business community, Davenport said.City building facility, trying to redevelop East GainesvilleSHE WAS TAKEN TO THE HOSPITAL AND IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A FULL RECOVERY. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA woman facing an unknown medical emergency drove a van over several mailboxes before crashing into a bank Friday morning, Gainesville Police said. drove a Chrysler van across three lanes of onover several mailboxes and into a SunTrust bank, located at 5080 W. Newberry Road, in an email. The outside of the bank was damaged, but the car was left in far worse shape, he said. The driver, who is in her 40s, was taken to the hospital with possibly life-threatening injuries. As of Sunday, the drivers condition has improved, and she is expected to make a full recovery, Lt. Jaret Weiland said. Police are still investigating the crash. If the driver did have a medical emergency, then she wont be cited for the crash, Weiland said. Tobias said the medical problem is likely what caused her to lose control of the vehicle. Gainesville Fire Rescue responded to coning from the car, according to a GFR press release. An off-duty paramedic was behind the van on West Newberry Road and saw the van before hitting the mailboxes, Tobias said. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgWoman who hit bank likely wont face charges, police say Courtesy to the AlligatorThis is the model of a $2 million complex that will house Mrieux NutriSciences, a food-testing company. The construction along Southeast Hawthorne Road is expected to last between six to eight months.


But now, Honey just comes over and puts her wet nose against his side, she said. She just calms him down. During the day, Honey helps Gaither maintain a routine. She fetches his socks, picks up items and keeps him safe. Just three months ago, Honey saved Gaithers life while Kaye tried scooter chair. Kaye said she didnt notice until Honey tried to push his scooter out of the way. service, including four bronze medals from the American Kennel Club for ed an educational program called Kids school assemblies in Levy County, educating children on proper service animal treatment, he said. But as Honey teaches children and assists Gaither, she suffers from her own medical conditions. Her fungal infection took her left eye, and her spinal-cord disease may take her hind legs. Lately, shes been collapsing, unable to support her own weight. Even in Gaithers condition, he Hospital twice a week for treatments. Shes part of the family, he said. shes done for me. treatment, a tribute was held to honor her bravery. A handful of close friends and supporters came, including fellow therapy dog, Sola, and Sgt. Lauree Allen of the Levy County Barbara Snow brought a cake saydog. As the visitors ate and Gaither looked on from his chair, Honey played with Sola, carefree. Kaye watched over as well, eyes welling up with tears. I say theyll recover a lot, she said. And I keep hoping its a selfneither one of them is going to make it much longer. political science and African American studies senior, is the uncle of day, and shared Edwards photo shooting. He said he heard through word-of-mouth Edwards was the culprit. Its messed up, Mazon said. It just happened recently, so I havent really had a chance to digest it. He posted again after Edwards was arrested and said his brother is covers from seven bullet wounds. rants Division arrested Kenzel EdNeal was arrested on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and pointing a gun while day, Sandusky said. Police are investigating if she is connected to the shooting. Police suspect gang violence was the cause of this shooting and Jr. in Maude Lewis Park the day Neal are known associates of a small, local gang, which rivals the gang Kemarri Hampton, who was is in, police said. local gangs and their criminal involvement will continue until they are dismantled at their core, Scott said. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgInvestigation continuing Davio Rodriguez / AlligatorMichael Gaither, a U.S. Army veteran suffering from multiple sclerosis, lays in bed with his service VET & PET, from pg. 1Gaithers started Kids For K9s, an educational program in 2013 tics. I think its a very positive change, he said. Im just sorry that ones running against me. As of press time, Johnson has raised Goston said he isnt worried about mainAlthough hes happy to see three black female candidates running for lomore than just one or two seats occupied by women of color to make a difference, he said. Lets see if theyre willing to allow some other people of color to represent districts that are not heavily populated by minorities, he said. Edwards was not available for comment. As of press time, Simmons has raised paign, Goston has raised Simmons, a fourthgeneration resident of the Porters Community and Services, doesnt feel the City Commission accurately represents the demographic of Gainesville. But she hopes the results of this election will begin to change that. represent the diversity of the community, she said. I knew that I could make a difference because Ive already made a difference in my own community. Early voting begins @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgCITY, from pg. 1Five candidates are running for the two commission seatsSHE ASKED HIM FOR A DIVORCE. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville man was arrested for trying to kill his wife early Saturday, Gainesville Police said. stabbed his wife repeatedly after the pair argued about getting divorced, according to an arrest report. Reuschel then forced her to stay in bed as she bled profusely and cut himself so they could die together, police said. Reuschel and his wife had been separated for several months and lived in different homes in different counties, according to the report. On Saturday, his wife returned to the Alachua home they shared to discuss their marriage, police said. Police said the argument escalated in a bedroom when Reuschel jumped on his wife and stabbed her in the arm, neck and stomach repeatedly. Michael, you are going to kill me, she said. want to do, Reuschel replied, according to the report. Reuschel then cut his own arm and got in bed, police said. After about an hour, Reuschel told his wife she could live if she went along with the story that someone broke in, according to the report. He took off his bloodstained clothing and covered his wife police said. He gave police conReuschel was charged with attempted murder, false imprisonment, obstructing police and tampering with evidence. He was taken to the Alachua County Jail where he remains on no bond. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgGainesville man stabs wife then cuts himself, police sayReuschel Simmons Edwards Goston SHOOTING, from pg. 1


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5By Lauren StaffAlligator Contributing WriterJackson Fugate helped engineer a toy Jeep to start by pressing a steering wheel button instead of a pedal for children who are bound to wheelchairs to ride. The 16-year-old was one of about about two hours to Orlando on Saturday, said Leigh Anne Brewster, the clubs faculty sponsor. They presented tions Maker Day. They showed the toys to children get the chance to see the way (our through their work. Andrea Wright, a 17-year-old highstrate the toys at the conference. grateful that people like us were working on things like this was really heartLocal students makes toys for children with disabilitiesLauren Staff / AlligatorA student from P.K. Yonge Developmental Research Schools First Robotics Club, 12th-grader Rebecca Schlafke, demonstrates how to use the clubs adapted creations to a child at the Assistive Technology Industry Association Makers Day on Saturday. THE COMMITTEE ALSO TABLED A SENATE BILL. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writerbill. they didnt want to lose their positions. Liberal Arts-04), Dylan Santalo District A-01) said she doesnt think your constituency in Senate, like for your constituency through resocall for senators to report other senators to the Senate president if failed the legislation because the process for the rules and ethics ing. instead write a resolution, which is or talk to the Senate president to bled a Senate bill to put closed capit an opportunity to go to the code @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgSG judiciary committee unanimously fails two amendmentsBy Sabrina ConzaAlligator Contributing WriterAs Joey McGinn and dozens of others pulled on different strings, a wall of colorful bricks McGinn, 21, and other UF Lawn on Friday afternoon. By the end of it, the bricks lay in a pile, the insults and slurs turned into rubble. Hall Association Writing on how the current political and Sanchez, the association president. McGinn said this was his that were on the wall. Us tearing it down shows ing said by people in power Sanchez said this years began in 2002, but no two perience. in the world, Boddupalli said, Writing on the Wall project takes on political climateTaylour Marks / Alligator StaffStudents participated in the annual Inter-Residence Hall Associations Writing on the Wall Project on Friday, tearing down a wall composed of bricks painted with negative words and stereotypes.


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.Column MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 EditorialSome might think diversity is not worth praising. That its 2018, so diversity and acceptance arent things we have to keep in check. That racism and prejudice arent things we have to worry about anymore. That cruelty, judgement and downright bigotry are a thing of the past. Well, dear reader, these assumptions are, unfortunately, incorrect. This past Friday, the Alligator put out a front page that read Bigger than Us: Three black UF students vie for president. The story, focused on the three Student Government Student Body candidates running in the Spring election, detailed discrimination each faced during their lives, as well as how historic this election will be. It also shed light on the fact UF has had only one black female Student Body president in 1986. To top it off, there hasnt been a black Student Government president in more than ten years. The race between Ian Green, Janae Moodie and Revel Lubin is historic. More than that, its something our school in our campus community. Nonetheless, people continue to question diversity, whether it should be celebrated and if its a discussion worth having. For those who think America has reached a point where we no longer need to celebrate diversity, we invite you to take a look at the numbers. A look at the statistics on minority representation in the federal government is an example of the lack of diversity. Out of 45 U.S. presidents, one has been black. To date, only 10 African Americans have served in the U.S. Senate. There have been eight members of the Senate who were Asian American, nine who were Hispanic and three who were Native American. These numbers show the racial representation through Americas entire history not just this past year. The 115th Congress was labeled as the most racially diverse group to be sworn in in Americas history. When you look at the numbers, however, only 19 percent of this Congress is made up of nonwhites. In our opinion, this means there is still progress to be made. As of October 2017, there were only four black CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and only 32 were female. Lets keep in mind, this is out of 500 companies and 500 possible CEO positions. Moreover, according to the Atlantic, even when people were able to break through the racial glass ceiling, men. The simple fact is this: Minorities and women are not represented as they should be in positions of power in this country. Is representation improving? Yes. But still, it is doing so at a staggeringly low rate. celebrating diversity and equal representation. Our country is nearly 160 years old, and we are only just now starting to see a positive change in terms of diverse representation. To be frank, we have about 150 years of disrespect through lack of diversity we need to make up for, and this is why we wont stop celebrating. At a school where only 6 percent of the Student Body is black, having three black students run for president is a huge deal and an incredible stride toward diversity. Sixty years ago, black students werent even allowed to attend UF, is important. Diversity is still worth celebrating Dont use free speech to mix education and religionBetween all of the chaos to come from the current White House administration, its been frighteningly easy for us to miss important news or dismiss seemingly innocuous political moves as note of. At this point, we need to learn to ignore nothing. Last December, while working to reauthorize the higher education bill, Republican lawmakers introduced the PROSPER Act. The acronym stands for Promoting Real Opportunity, Success and Prosperity through Education Reform, but frankly the details dont seem to encourage anything opportunistic, successful or prosperous at all. As The New York Times reported last week, the PROSPER Act is making its way through Congress with intennitely will not be for the better. For one, the bill would allow colleges with religious backgrounds to ban same-sex relationships without legal consequences. Yes, you read that right. I repeat: A bill currently waiting for votes in Congress could let religious universities openly prohibit students in the LGBTQ+ community from dating. I shouldnt have to say this, but the repercussions of this bill are amiss. Why should any educational institution have a say when it comes to who its students date? Some Christian colleges already limit same-sex dating and cohabitation. Having a bill like this a bill that doesnt seek to change or address problems associated with this, loom in the political background is both disheartening and shameful. Its shameful, not only because it discriminates against human beings on the basis of love, but also because it operates under the guise of expanding freedom. Im sorry, expanding whose freedom exactly the religious, right? I dont care what kind of university you are; the First Amendment should not grant you the ability to interfere in the lives of the LGBTQ+ community and its allies. Further, the separation of church and state should make it so political institutions like Congress cannot uphold these practices. Higher education stands for just that: a heightened level of intellectual thought, a broader understanding of the world, its problems and their potential solutions. Education is not the place for bigotry, prejudice or terrible -isms; it is the place where we seek to rid ourselves of those practices and ways of thought through careful analysis and intense discussion. Too often, educational institutions are twisted and used to promote just the things they ought to prevent. This is exactly what I accuse the PROSPER Act of doing. And what else could the PROSPER Act bring about? The New York Times article states Controversial speakers would have more leverage when they want to appear at in diverse and interesting orators to promote intelligent discussion on campus? But then youll have to look at the speakers some colleges have either invited or reluctantly hosted over the past several years: disgusting alt-right bigots and white supremacists like Richard Spencer and Milo Yiannopoulos. These are not the sorts of speakers who invite rational thought and logical conversations. We ought to be more careful when we write legislation regarding our educational system one of the most important institutions in this country. Dont let news like this fade into the background as our presidents Twitter account attempts to steal the spotlight. Even if our elected Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column focuses on education.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Mia


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 The summer of 2016 will always be one of the most memorable periods of my life I graduated from high school, watched former Secretary of State Hillary presidential nominee from a major political party and voted for two months. It was a time of joy and excitement for me, and, for better or worse, the news events I witnessed at this stage in my life exposed me to the real world and forced me to develop my own views. Around the same time Clinton won the nomination, a county judge in Santa Clara, California, sentenced a male college student to a few months in jail for sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. The assault had been witnessed by numerous people, and the assailant had confessed to his wrongdoing nevertheless, the trial remained preoccupied with misogynistic questions about the survivors past and infuriating reductions of the young mans crime. Progress for womens rights is often a give and take, an alternating rotation of triumph and frustration. No year singularly encapsulated this more than 2016, and as the aforementioned Brock Turner case returns to the public eye, 2018 promises to be another impactful one. In Turners case, the sexism underlying the courts treatment of the victim, in itself, wasnt what made the case so upsetting to so many survivors and advocates; sexist speculation directed at female survivors is the norm rather than the exception. What distinguished this case was it had met all criteria to appease the usual skeptics and satisfy the frankly ridiculous standards sexual assault survivors must meet to be believed. And yet, despite this, the assault was still trivialized and the female victims voice and experience still marginalized all with a six-month county jail sentence for Turner. I remember hearing about Judge Aarover the Turner case unearthed his problematic history of leniency involving gang rape and child sexual abuse. At one point, he presided over a trial in which scantily-clad photos of a sexual assault survivor were displayed before the jury, which only reinforces the sexist, age-old asking for it trope. Recently, Persky was made relevant once again when the Santa Clara County Superior Court announced a petition to recall Persky had garnered enough signatures to be included on the California primary ballot. In other words, come June, Santa Clara County voters will decide Perskys fate and in doing so, could decide whether survivors past and future will receive justice. In many ways, the vote for Perskys recall is taking place in a society vastly different from that of People v. Turner. In the age of #MeToo, the bravery and sheer force of women speaking up for themselves and for each other has revamped womens voices and holds men accountable. Of course, theres work to be done. But the results of Perskys recall vote could be a crucial measure of how much progress weve made since 2016, and the year that a man convicted of sexual assault was sentenced to six months for assaulting a young woman, the year that media identigettable crime, but as a gifted swimmer, and withheld his mugshot from the public. A version of this column by Kylie Cheung originally ran in the Daily Trojan.You may recall a story hitting the news in June 2014 about three girls in the woods in Wisconsin. Two 12-yearold girls lured a third into the woods in Waukesha, Wisconsin, attacked her and left her for dead. This past week, the girl who carried out the attack, Morgan Geyser, was sentenced to 40 years in a mental institution. Her accomplice, Anissa Weier, was sentenced in December to 25 years in a mental institution. To provide a little context, Geyser didnt merely attack the third girl, Payton Leutner. She stabbed her 19 times, all over her body. Why in the world would they do this? Apparently, they were trying to appease a character from a popular online horror game called Slender Man. So, clearly, these two girls were not in their right mind at the time. Fortunately, the victim survived. As a result, Geyser Weier did not actually do the stabbing, but she was charged as a party to the crime. This brings to mind the question that applies to a decent amount of criminal cases: Should this person go to prison or be put in a mental institution? You may think the insanity defense is used often, but it is only used in about 1 percent of cases in the U.S. Out of this 1 percent, the insanity plea is accepted in court less than 25 percent of the time. Thats extremely infrequent, especially when we consider how many crime cases go to trial across the country. If you are a frequent viewer of Law & Order or CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, you have probably had your impression of crimes and pleas of insanity tainted a little. Of course, massive, fascinating crimes do occur, but the cases in these popular crime shows are often dramatized. There is a reason the case of these girls has been in the news for years its different and interesting. Homicides, both attempted and successful, happen every day. In fact, in 2016, there was a total of 17,250 reported murders and non-negligent manslaughters in the U.S. That amounts to an average of more than 47 deaths per day. In order for a person to be convicted of a crime, the prosecution must not only prove a person committed a crime, but that he or she had guilty intent. If a person lacks the psychological capacity to understand what they did was wrong or to conform their behaviors to the law, they should not be held accountable in the eyes of the law. There is some debate over this idea. How can we prove if someone is actually not in their right mind? How easy is it for people to lie and then evade a prison sentence? Many other countries build their prison systems around rehabilitation rather than punishment. The U.S. doesnt. If people commit a crime due to mental illness, sending them to prison to serve time rather than try to help them is inhumane. Pleading insanity should not be seen as a cop-out but as a chance for healing. We should not be punishing people who truly do not know the harm they are doing. I believe time behind bars would do more harm than good. How can you punish someone effectively if they dont understand why theyre being punished? I truly hope Geyser and Weiers time in the mental institution helps them. I am time in prison as they need real psychiatric help. With the publicity their case received, I hope the two girls can serve as a modern example for the idea that those who are mentally unstable and do not understand the wrong they do should not be punished the same as those who do. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column focuses on mental health.You do uterus: Turner judge recall signals progress for women's rights The insanity defense: We should try to help rather than simply punishU-Wire Column Taylor Kylie Progress for womens rights is often a give and take, an alternating rotation of triumph and frustration.Kylie Cheung Daily Trojan columnist


8 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018Gainesvilles Greek life: food, tradition at debut festivalNate Bustamante / Alligator Staff Lindsey Crown / Alligator Staff Lindsey Crown / Alligator Staff Lindsey Crown / Alligator Staff


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 AUTO COLLISION EXPERTS 352.371.0215 33 SE 13th Road Super Bowl at The Swamp: Crowd gathers for food Will Clewis / Alligator StaffGainesville residents (from left) Brian Fink, 38, and Michael Jackson, 47, and West Palm Beach resident Amy Allred, 39, enjoy game-night eats during the Super Bowl outside at The Swamp Restaurant on Sunday night. They said they werent rooting for a particular team and were enjoying themselves. Will Clewis / Alligator StaffFrom left: UF students Garrett Morgan, a 20-year-old aerospace engineering sophomore; Philip Ciancimino, an 18-year-old civil engineering freshman; Sammy Cordahi, a computer science freshman, and Jeff Lowell, an 18-year-old criminology freshman, take in the Super Bowl at The Swamp Restaurant, located at 1642 W. University Ave., on Sunday night. Will Clewis / Alligator StaffA packed crowd at The Swamp Restaurant watch the 52nd Super Bowl game between the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday night. Those in attendance wore jerseys from the teams playing.


10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018By Rachel ChangAlligator Contributing WriterSitting in a circle of kids, 2-year-old Evan Bickford patiently waited to pet Lt. Dan, a red rat snake. Evan and his brother, Zane Bickford, 4, were two of about 10 people who attended Frogs and Friends Friday at Morningside Nature Center, located at 3540 E University Ave., to learn about reptiles and amphibians. The free educaeach month and has been teaching toddlers and preschoolers for more than a decade, said Sally Wazny, the nature education supervisor for the city department of parks, recreation and cultural affairs. The program will continue through May and then start back up in September, Wazny said. Shermi Liang, Evan and Zanes mom, said they try to visit the nature center every month. This is the most interactive theyve been, Liang said, noting how the children mimicked animal sounds and movements. Wazny, who also directed the class, had the kids work on small, interactive activities such as coloring frog diagrams to take home. In addition to petting the snake, the kids were able to see a box turtle, snapping turtle and toad. Wazny said she came up with the initial conception of the program more than a decade ago, and its success has allowed it to continue. Were hoping to inspire an appreciation of the natural environment, she said.Toddlers pet reptiles, jump like frogs at educational program By Will ClewisAlligator Contributing WriterThis Spring, a group of 19 UF seniors will be traveling about three hours south to take their midterm The reason, one professor said, is because their designs for a proposed Sarasota cultural arts center will be judged by local architects. Martin Gold, a UF associate architecture professor, said the project will be part of a capstone class for architecture and graduate construction management students. In Newtown, a neighborhood in Sarasota, the class will be divided into six groups and tasked with submitting a design to members of the community and the Newtown Community Redevelopment Agency. The students will work with studio focused on architecture, faculty and other local organizations to develop plans for the proposed center, said Gold, a program director for the studio. Sometimes they refer to these projects as service-learning projects community or an interest in the community, Gold said. The project, titled Good Will Reconsidered, is the reason why the students in the Integrated Project Delivery Studio course have already taken two trips to Newtown and plan to make more, he said. On the trips, they assess the existing building on the designated plot, which may be used in the redesign for the cultural arts center. That could include partial shell or by using the materials in a re-use situation with careful deconstruction, Gold wrote in an email. Students will also complete budget studies, analyze costs and study the local culture, Gold said. The Newtown Community Redevelopment Agency can choose to use the proposed designs, said Ravi Srinivasan, an assistant professor in UFs Rinker School of Construction Management. The local architects, come and critique the designs of each of the teams, he said. Jasmine Jimenez, a 21-year-old UF architecture senior, is one of the students involved in the study. She said the groups met with locals to learn more about the local culture. She said shes looking forward to seeing how the arts center contributes to Newtown. I think at the very least itll bring the community together and inspire them to unite and work as one to keep their community alive, she said.UF students to design proposed Sarasota cultural arts centerRachel Chang / Alligator Sally Wazny shows kids the checkerboard pattern of a red rat snake belly. By Laiz Do CarmoAlligator Contributing WriterFor the past decade, Angelica Torres and Rudy Volenec have ami to Gainesville to travel back in time. Sitting in two rocking chairs, Torres, 71, and Volenec, 65, admired how peaceful Florida in the 1870s was at the Morningside Nature Center on Saturday morning. The married couple sometimes bring their grandchildren to breathe in fresh air at the centers Living History Farm for a monthly Living History Day. The all-day event, which is free to the public, is on the September through May and has been hosted since the farm opened in 1976. We came here for the biscuits, Volenec said of the homemade biscuits historical actors prepared at the Living History Day. The actors showed what life was like on a farm in the 1800s, from pressing sugarcane to making a glaze for the biscuits to churning butter. Bricky Way, a 47-year-old Gainesville resident and the event organizer, said the actors show nological innovations. Its important for them to realize the amount of work that goes into daily life, he said. George Chappell, a 78-year-old Gainesville resident, demonstrated how to use a corn sheller, which removes kernels from a cob. He said some aspects of Gainesville havent changed since that time period. Gainesville stayed an agricultural community, Chappell said.Visitors experience life in the 1870s at history event Visitors can: Feed chickens, sheep and a cow Pump water Shell corn Harvest the centers garden Tour a one-room schoolhouse See tools from a blacksmiths barn Walk through a home, which includes a working kitchenCourtesy to the Alligator The one-room Half Moon Schoolhouse was one of Alachua Countys early African American schoolhouses.


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By Andrew HuangSports WriterA common approach to sports is to control the controllables. Teams can only focus on their own effort and attention to detail. They have no way of affecting their opponents preparation. In the 2017-18 season, the Florida out the hard way, as it has struggled to ing in one of the toughest conferences in Division I mens basketball, the SEC. Floridas offense, averaging 78.5 points per game this season, showed major signs of regression in Saturdays 68-50 home loss to Alabama, just days after losing 72-60 to Georgia. UF (15-8, 6-4 SEC) had a stretch against the Bulldogs in which it missed 20 out of 21 shots, a mark of futility perhaps matched by the Gators 17-point second half against the Crimson Tide, the fewest points scored in a half this season by Florida. The 50 total points scored against Alabama was a season low as well. In fact, UF has more than doubled that total four times this season, scoring in North Florida, then-No. 17 Gonzaga and Stanford. Its pretty frustrating, forward Keith Stone said. I know the players are mad, I know the coaches are mad, I know the fans are mad, so we just gotta turn around and get better. Consistency has been an issue for the Gators all season. players can control as they try to hold things together, the competitiveness of the SEC this year cant be ignored as a factor in some of the teams struggles. One of the barometers used for selecting the 68 NCAA Tournament age index), which ranks all 351 Division I teams based on wins, losses and strength of schedule. Its not the endall-be-all evaluation system, but it can help show how much the SEC has improved since last year. six SEC teams Kentucky, Florida, Arkansas, Vanderbilt, South Carolina and Georgia in the top 68. Of those six, only Georgia failed to make it to the NCAA Tournament. As it stands now, 11 SEC teams all but LSU, Ole Miss and Vanderbilt meet that criteria. Another way of looking at it would last season and today, of all 14 SEC teams. The 2017 league average was 40s. Top to bottom, the SEC is a much tougher league than it was last season. with experience and depth, adding that Former Florida tight end Trey Burton threw a 2-yard touchdown pass on Sunday night in Super Bowl LII to help the Eagles pull off an eightpoint victory over the Patriots. Eagles top Patriots in Super Bowl LIIThe Philadelphia Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 on threw for 373 yards and three touchdowns to win the game's MVP award, Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 Alvarez / Alligator Staff was not happy with the team's offensive production. "It's pretty frustrating," he said. MEN'S BASKETBALLWOMEN'S BASKETBALLI know nothing I mean absolutely nothing about video games. I owned an Xbox as a kid and spent most of my limited video game time playing either college football or baseball. I still play those games almost exclusively, even now in college. It took one of my gamingsavvy friends to introduce me to Overwatch, one of the most popular games released in recent years. I remember watching him play it after it debuted in May 2016 while having no idea as usual what was going on. As he talked to a friend through a microphone and the two of them played together online, I couldnt even understand something as obvious as how their characters were dying. It was all just a blur. that he and I were opposites. I enjoyed playing catch with a baseball or football, shooting around a basketball with friends and then, maybe, an occasional video game. He enjoyed playing Overwatch and occasionally playing softball or basketball or whatever else outside with me. now, rather than watch him play Overwatch, I watch other people play Overwatch on teams. Teams that look and sound and function like teams in the NFL, MLB or NBA. Theres the Boston Uprising, the Dallas Fuel, the Houston Outlaws and even the Florida Mayhem. All of them are members of the Overwatch League. didnt understand the intrigue. Again, I still By Morgan McMullenSports WriterFor Florida womens basketball players Haley Lorenzen and Funda Nakkasoglu, theres one phrase that comes to mind to describe the past week. Much needed. That seems to be the collective attitude toward UFs bye week, which comes to an end tonight at 7 when the team takes on No. 15 Missouri in Columbia. New Years Eve that the Gators didnt play on a Thursday night. Coach Cameron Newbauer said the off days served a few different purposes: a recruiting trip for himself, and an opportunity to recuperate on and off the court for his players. ever, the Gators will need to move past the second-half woes that have plagued them this season if they want to pull off an upset tonight over the Tigers. On Jan. 25, Florida (10-12, 2-7 SEC) trailed No. 2 Mississippi State by two halfway through the second quarter. But MSUs highoctane offense put up 31 points in the third to run away with the game. Three days later, Florida took a sevenpoint lead over then-No. 21 Georgia heading into the fourth quarter. Florida surrendered another 31 points in that frame and lost by nine. After the UGA game, the team took the opthe coaching staff to address those issues. out a bit sluggish in the third quarter, Nakkasoglu said. If we just clean up some small things, well be going in the right direction. Esports are just as interesting and competitive as traditional sports Sweet and Bauer / OpinionSEE MEN'S BASKETBALL, PAGE 16 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16 SEE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, PAGE 16 Ethan BauerTwitter: @ebaueri


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 GYMNASTICSBy Alana GomezSports WriterAlex McMurtry was more than ready. on balance beam one week prior against UF gymnast in program history to tally So on Friday night in a road matchup with a smile. disappeared behind a shadow of disapAs she prepared to land on the beam in a season-low score of 9.225. The feeling was far from foreign to during a bars routine last year against Missouri on Feb. 24. Similar to her misstep off the beam on Friday against the two weeks prior to the Missouri meet. low the same perfect procedure that got take Friday night. Her 9.225 came just a score the team was hoping to make up recalled the atmosphere of the team was a little off from the beginning. Boren matched her collegiate best son. The team seemed to take a little @alanaa_gomez agomez@alligator.orgMcMurtry leads Florida past Auburn despite minor mishapEmma Green / Alligator StaffAlex McMurtry recorded a season-low 9.225 on the balance beam Friday night against Auburn, but claimed event titles in both bars and vault, leading Florida to a victory over the Tigers. MENS TENNIS TRACK & FIELDBy Benjamin BrandtSports Writer Alone with only the sound of music playing from his phone season opener been excused from practice that day after spending the in South Florida competing in a professional tournament. beside a small basket of balls and The pop echoed in the empty pass through the court untouched by his imaginary opponent and crowd. ford played for a real crowd. He start of the dual-match season. and FSU split the top two courts in a series of match points for their to the wildly enthusiastic crowd He stepped up big getting us string together enough points to on the No. 2 court after junior AlThe biggest match of his young as the freshman battled from bethe pressure slow him down. At 6-5 in the second-set tiepoint away from extending the what will likely be many opporteammate will grow from playing under that pressure. @bhb1227By Alanis ThamesSports Writerjust broken a school record for the to soak it all in. With the conference championship coming up at the end of Februtional merely scratched the surface of where he wants to be. mark in each of the three meets he has competed in this season. He hopes that this momentum peaks at the right time to carry him ships. himself in position to be a major concomes time for championships. ries on Friday featured two record-setMcFarland recorded a foot foul which was his second-lowest mark of the night. school record he set earlier that night. home and then you get ready to hopes will fuel itself heading into the I just want to keep that engine @alanisthames athames@alligator.orgCrawford being exposed to highpressure tennis early in UF career McFarland looking ahead to SEC Championships Crawford


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This special bracket will be a pull out section that Gator fans can use for the whole three weeks of March Madness to track their favorite teams.rfn tbrtStarting at$227.12bn376.4482f Run DateMon, March 12thDeadlineThurs March 8th he also thinks theres more talent and athleticism in the league. Its an incredibly competitive league he said. Granted, Floridas recent struggles can also be attributed to its lack of health. Roughly half of its frontcourt rotation is out with injuries, and its tallest active player, 6-foot-11 Gorjok Gak, has been limited by a knee injury all year. Despite the peaks and valleys of this season, graduate transfer Egor Koulechov doesnt want to overreact. Theres eight games left, he said after playing Alabama. We can win every single game on our schedule. White agreed. Theres time left. We just have to get to work. A video from contributed to this report. @AndrewJHuang didnt understand the rules of the game. I still dont for the most part, just like someone whos never watched football might take a I have, however, become convinced that the Overwatch League is on equal footing with any other sports league, at least regarding its value as a sport. That starts with competition. The Overwatch League, like the NHL or NBA, features players who are the best in the world at what they do. And while they might not be in top physical condition, their sport requires physical skills that normal people just dont have. As my friend pointed out, most people just players do. Aside from the competition, the games are also interesting to watch. Maybe not for someone, like me, who understands so little about whats unfolding in front of me. But for someone who plays the game, like him, theres regular hollering and yelping and other sounds of a football game. Its clear that if you take the time and learn the game, it has the potential to be as interesting as any other sport. It can also be as cathartic. One of the greatest features of sports is how they allow us to escape from our lives and root for something with totally arbitrary value, like how many times men in helmets can move ovular leather up and down a 100-yard rectangle. They give us something to root for when our regular lives dont. As evidenced by this friend watching the games nightly when he gets home, so does the Overwatch League. For those readers who think this friend is an outlier and that interest in the Overwatch League could never rival traditional sports, youre right for now. Overwatch League numbers trail the NFL, MLB and NBA by millions of viewers. But the inaugural match of the league, which featured the San Francisco Shock and the Los Angeles Valiant, hit a peak viewership of 441,000. The average NHL game during the 2016-17 regular season pulled 459,000 viewers, which isnt too far ahead. Plus, the Overwatch League has one feature thats yet to be achieved by any of the major sports leagues: Its wholly globalized. Theres a Shanghai team, a Seoul team, a London team and various American teams, many of them owned by powerful, wealthy benefactors. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft owns the So does all this mean parents should be as willing to push their children to play video games as to play T-Ball? Well, no, for a bunch ness than esports, as well as the opportunity to interact with other kids in person. Esports doesnt have the infrastructure for that yet. Still, while esports have some differences from traditional sports, they shouldnt be dismissed as lesser. With viewership rising and technology improving, it may not be long before esports achieves the popularity of traditional sports, and why not? For the most part, after all, they serve the same purpose as their traditional counterparts. Ethan Bauer is a sports writer. Contact him at Newbauer said he wasnt as concerned about physicality, but rather his teams knack for making hasty errors. and frustrated and sped up to where you try to make the right decision a little too quickly, he said. Sometimes you just hurry a little too much, and you become ment, that ends up hurting you. The Gators will see if their work on those situations has paid off tonight against the Tigers. While Missouri (17-5, 5-4 SEC) has outscored its opponents by 93 total points in the second half this season, Florida has done nearly the opposite, compiling a minus-72 margin over that same span. The Tigers are led by guard Sophie Cunningham, whos averaging a team-high 18.4 points per game on 54.8-percent shooting junior isnt afraid to shoot it from point attempt will be her 100th on the year. Where Florida has struggled defensively this season, however, is in the paint. The Gators will have to work to contain Missouri forward Jordan Frericks. Shes shooting an even 50 percent from coming from inside, and is second on the team in scoring with 11.2 points per game. While Newbauer praised his ed to see how his team responds to the challenge of facing its third consecutive ranked opponent. (Its a) great opportunity on the road to go into a challenging environment to see where weve grown and who weve become in the last week, Newbauer said. Alvarez / Alligator StaffCoach Cameron Newbauer used Florida's recent bye week as an opportunity to hit the recruiting trail. Cunningham averaging team-high 18.4 points White: "We just have to work" COLUMN, from pg 14MEN'S BASKETBALL, from pg 14WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, from pg 14