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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator See Valentines Day coverage in The Avenue pg. 8pg. 4 pg. 14VOLUME 112 ISSUE 58 THE TWO VICTIMS HAVE BEEN IDENTIFIED. Alligator Staff WriterTwo hours after shooting and killing two people and abtaken into custody in another found driving north on Inter at least an hour and a halfs found was used in the shootsponded to a call at the apartfound a bullet hole in window Tobias said police used witness accounts and electronic the suspect within custody and The shooter, who was a reserts boyfriend, Troy Matthews, Less than an hour later, MatRoberts, who were gathered at driveway, learned that she had cheered, cried and hugged in By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writer supporting one of its candidates despite learning about Supervisor of Elections Erica Baker said McMillan could not because absentee ballots were party would still provide resources to McMillan during the The party didnt run an initial background check on McI feel like we didnt need to do that because of his service, and the service hes done on McMillan, a UF health science and pre-occupational for possessing a fake drivers licharge was downgraded to a tion was deferred, according to McMillan was arrested twice McMillan said hes tried to I take responsibility for this charges have been dropped, @Christina_M18 Cmorales@alligator.orgBy Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writer Student Body president hopefuls bickered about politics and tokenizaback-and-forth about tokenization questioned if candidate selection was Ive never been anyones pupvenient that Moodie and Lubin left Moodie rebutted Green, saying she didnt resign for her own personal because of the hostile work environeach partys history and all three cancharged, but I think thats what you Suspect in custody after shooting left two dead, police sayImpact still supporting candidate after learning of criminal charges SEE SHOOTING, PAGE 5 SEE DEBATE, PAGE 5


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 or email WHAT'S HAPPENING?Student Government Spring Elections Spring SG elections will be held 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 and 21 at locations across campus. These elections include the Student Body president, Student Body vice president and Student Body treasurer, as well as 50 senate seats representing the various colleges and classifications. For more information, visit sg.ufl. edu/elections. Y-Not Theatre Trivia Fundraiser The Y-Not Theatres First Anniversary Theatre Trivia Fundraiser will be held Saturday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. It costs $25 per person to play. Cash and card will be taken at the door. Y-Not develops new American plays in North Central Florida. 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. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 58NEWSROOM 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 The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher ofEditora paid position as head of the Editorial Division and as an unpaid member of the Board of DirectorsManaging Editor/Print and Managing Editor/Onlinepaid positions and unpaid members of the Board of Directors. each weekday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from now until Friday, March 2. Look for the Alligator sign located in the lobby. Further written information is available at the 15 minutes at that time to read information regarding the application process. The application must be returned to The Alligator by Tuesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DEADLINE. Interviews and selections by the Board of Directors will be held at Friday April 6 at 9 a.m. Applicants must be present at that meeting to be considered. Applicants must be degree-seeking college or university students. Preference will be given to those who have experience with The Independent Florida Alligator. Campus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer andannounces the opening of the following positions for the summer semester:


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher ofStudent Member at LargeCampus Communications, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer andannounces the opening of the following positions for the summer semester: each weekday between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. from now until Friday, March 2. Look for the Alligator sign located in the lobby. Further written information is available at the 15 minutes at that time to read information regarding the application process. The application must be returned to The Alligator by Tuesday, March 13 at 4 p.m. THIS IS AN ABSOLUTE DEADLINE. Interviews and selections by the Board of Directors will be held at Friday April 6 at 9 a.m. Applicants must be present at that meeting to be considered. Applicants must be degree-seeking college or university students. Preference will be given to those who have experience with The Independent Florida Alligator. rfnt rfnnt bnrnfrt bnrrrnnrt rt rnrrf rrffffntbr rbr bffbf nrrfr rrfn rbb THE CLASS OF 2022 IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT 6,400 STUDENTS. By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterMaddie Schmidt waited anxiously all day until 6 p.m. Since submitting her application to UF back in September, the 18-year-old senior at Collins Hill High School in Suwanee, Georgia, has anticipated the schools decision for months. On Friday night, Schmidt was one of 14,866 applicants who opened the portal gratulations! the screen read. Out of the 40,849 applications the school accepted 36 percent, expects 43 percent of the students accepted about 6,400 students will choose to attend UF. for Summer B. plicants were accepted this year compared to last, admission rates ted about 600 students compared to the 979 accepted to the class applicants, 149 less than last year. Schmidt said she was admitted for the Fall and plans to study in the College of Journalism and Communications. She wants to be a sports broadcaster one day. to Twitter to announce her acceptance. UF saw her post and Orlando said UFs social media team had been working for weeks on a new social media scheme to make admitted students feel excited and welcome. Social media specialist Ryan of the social media team, said they started planning in early teract with students on the platforms they use, like Twitter and planned. Morejon said his team less than three weeks ago. The tures. The team designed more mation. Morejon said the stickers were sone of their most popular posts on decision day, bringing in incredibly useful tools, especially when it can be hard trying to reach thousands of different students in a way that is still personal and organic, Morejon said. students feel like theyre part of a family, part of a community, sage coming from UF goes a long way. ter last Friday when decisions were sent out despite the start of the Winter Olympics at the same time, he said. The team also tabled last Wednesday at the OConnell surprised by how many students tally embraced that. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgMore than 14,000 students admitted for incoming classWe asked students where they were when they found out they got accepted to UF. Here are our favorite responses. Tyler Sommer Sophia Goodwin Mia Minkin 29,319 30,800 32,026 34,553 40,849 12,923 13,667 13,624 13,214 14,866 0 5,000 10,000 15,000 20,000 25,000 30,000 35,000 40,000 45,000 2018 44.1% Accepted 2019 44.4% Accepted 2020 42.5% Accepted 2021 38.2% Accepted 2022 36.4% Accepted Total Applicants Total Admissions UF ACCEPTANCE RATES FOR CLASSES OF 2018 2022


4 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 GUIDE TO DINING OUT BREAKFASTBagels & NoodlesServing breakfast and fresh bagels 6:30 am 3:00 pm. Serving Vietnamese cuisine Pho noodle soup and more. 11 am 9 pm. 1222 W. University Ave. WORLDCivilizationRide the rail trail to its Northern end and discover lots of vegetarian dishes, espresso drinks, housemade desserts, craft beer and sustainable wine. Dine inside the historic Gulf Oil building or outside under the modern portico. 1511 NW 2nd Street. Open for lunch 11-2, Tues-Fri & for dinner 5:30-9 Tues-Sat. welcometocivilization.comORGANICDaily GreenFresh, unique, organic, food! Soups, salads, homemade sweets, juices and smoothies. Vegan/gluten free options. Like us on Facebook. 436 SE 2nd St. w-sat 11-7, sun brunch 10-3 ITALIANManuels Vintage Room check out one of the best wine lists in town. the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the kitchen using fresh, simple, and local Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm. 6 South Main St. (352) 375-7372SOUTHERNThe Yearling RestaurantSince 1952 Gators have been coming to grandparents, or greatgrandparents went to frog legs, duck, quail + venison + a wide famous sour orange pie. Now that is a meal Contact Alligator Advertising to feature your business here 352-376-4482 DINING ITALIAN COFFEEMaudes Classic Cafe parking. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Next to the Hippodrome. 336-9649 Introducing the Side excellent wine selection. Open Late FROZEN TREATSKarma Cream ice cream in town! We also have an impressive selection of organic vegan ice cream, baked goods, sandwiches, fair trade coffee, tea, organic beer and free WI-FI. Mon-Fri 8am-11pm Sat&Sun 10am-11pm Jordan Bourne/ Alligator Reserve at Kanapaha 93 24Walmart Supercenter Butler Entrance Celebration Point By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterUF student Bianca Barrera looks forward to strutting on campus with the signature on her clothes. ury clothing and jeans, will join the slew of stores opening in Celebration Pointe, north Barrera, a UF business junior, said shes be closer than a store in St. Augustine. ing member of RaCo Real Estate, which is partnering to oversee the development, said there is no set opening date for the store. development, will be a space for people to shop, hang out, work and live, according to plete by 2020, according to the developers website. Its going to be a pretty cool place, Ralph Conti said. Brands like Bass Pro Shops and Regal Cinemas are considered the anchor brands rector for RaCo Real Estate and Ralph Contis son. He said tenants and tenant coordinators work together on designing the store space. The overall idea is for the development to be a great place to basically celebrate lifes moments, Chris Conti said. uled to open soon in the development. Bass Pro Shops opened in November 2016, and ing to a press release. Celebration Pointe also announced in January it will open a Nike tor archives. @_ElohEl


By Romy EllenbogenAlligator Staff WriterDozens of anonymous people told the same story. Financial burden. Choosing between rent or food. Playing catch-up from time missed. Feeling undervalued. At Tuesday nights Senate meeting, 13 supporters of the Alachua County Labor Coalition read out responses to its survey of UFs Other Personnel Service, or OPS, employees, who are The survey, which asked about the feelings of OPS employees, was sent out to about 5,000 workers and got 535 responses, said Timothy Tia, a UF economics senior and labor coalition communications organizer and director. It is quite frustrating to be reminded how optional you are to the university, one response said. Tia said the group was trying to get different voices across campus to support OPS workers, who he said are vital to the university. In November, members met with UFs faculty senate to ask for support, according to Alligator archives. The group proposed a resolution asking for Senate to support paying OPS workers for time missed due to Hurricane Irma, and another to reclassify OPS workers out of temporary status if theyve had the position longer than a year. The resolutions will be heard in the Judiciary Committee in about two weeks, Tia said. Tia said though OPS workers dont typically get paid for time off, UF could have given the pay. Vice President of Human Resources Jodi Gentry has previously said the OPS work agreement says employees are not eligible for paid leave, according to Alligator archives. If it was a priority for the University of Florida they would have already done it, the 21-yearold said. @romyellenbogen about student issues, she said. People are passionate about the fact that theres no access to Student Government. David Enriquez, who is running for Student Vice-President with Impact, said the debate was competitive. We were honest when we needed to, even when some would consider too blunt, Enriquez said. Enriquez said a party that grants people positions based on identity does not exist within Impact. I think its a distraction from the real conversation, which is that Janae and Revel want to be Student Body president, he said. The best platform. Rather than addressing that, they kept going back to this ridiculous accusation. Impact plans to do more to increase diversity by co-sponsoring events and increasing the rate of black students coming into the university, Enriquez said. He said Green plans to travel to local high schools to help minority students learn how to apply to UF if he is elected. Weve had a historic commitment to diversity, he said. Its the Impact Party that has produced pro-Latino legislation on the Senate Alyssa Bethencourt, Inspires Student Body treasurer candidate, said the party stands for a positive campaign and would never speak down to other candidates. I think some of the slander that was thrown, lenge Party, couldve been limited, Bethencourt said. I felt that we were actually losing purpose of the questions that were being asked. Thats a disservice to the students. During the debate, Challenge accused Inspire of releasing a platform that mirrored many of their own points. I think its important to realize that a lot of the points Inspire has on our Spring platform is also on our Fall platform, Bethencourt said. Challenge Party and Inspire party do stand for the same thing, and Im happy to see whoever is elected in this position will serve our Student Body. @Christina_M18 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 all that matters. A detective took Roberts parents to Georgia to pick up their daughter. Police are still investigating why she was taken, Tobias said. Police closed Southwest 41st Place for about three hours and told residents to avoid leaving shelter while they tried to locate the shooter. Some UF students in the area were concerned UF Public Safety didnt share an alert for the shooting, which happened about a mile from campus. UF spokesperson Steve Orlando said alerts are sent out when the incident happens less than 1,000 feet from campus. Dillon Edens, a UF biology sophomore passed the crime scene on their way to Dollar General. It would be nice to know to take some precautions, Edens, 19, said. James Workman, 60, lives in the apartment complex and heard the news about the shooting from police who asked him to leave his apartment during the investigation. He watched detectives go in and out of Roberts, who he said was a sweetheart. The apartment manager declined to comment. Residents who could not drive on the street gathered in the parking lot of Dollar General. They were shocked to see patrol cars in their neighborhood. Tobias said crime like this is uncommon for the area. When I heard the call go out, I said to myself, This is too weird in this area to be a call, Tobias said. Unfortunately, it was a real call. SHOOTING, from pg. 1DEBATE, from pg. 1The woman who was held hostage was later found They spoke about tokenization Students support part-time employees at Senate meetingShelbie Eakins / Alligator StaffUF Student Government presidential candidates answer questions submitted by students during the debate Tuesday night in the Reitz Grand Ballroom.


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. WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 EditorialOn Valentines Day, were reminded to think of othcant other. This Valentines Day, love yourself ColumnF season in the franchises recent history. The show ers in on her decisions to send home certain men, many of for his career. her on the entire time. Carly Breit is a UF journalism senior. Her column focuses on feminism. The regressive politics of The BachelorMelissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Carly


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 The Olympics, at its best, pick up the slack of politics, culture, education and everything in between. It does what these areas often fail to do: bring the many into one. Its the simplicity and honestness of competition that does this. Either you receive a medal or you dont, and you earn a medal by doing better than the next person. I can only wish the government was this transparent. The Olympics give nations something to root for and rally around. Part of the thrill of watching the Olympics is knowing that millions of Americans are watching too. us who watched the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics, we witnessed this paradox in action. The big story surrounding Pyeongchang who mutually decided to share representation for their athletes. They are not competing Jong Un extended a personal invitation to best example of the healing power of sport in recent memory. Regardless of what else happens during the Winter Olympics, the possibility of a by far the best storyline of the competition. during the opening ceremony, the athletes was a treat. Everything that is good about the Olympics were expressed in that moment. Who knows what will happen will be at each others throats again or whether real peace comes from this, but we shouldnt worry and struggle together, hoping this While I watched two bickering nations complete as one, it made me think America cally divided into two nations. But we might as well be when it comes to class distinction. I dont know why, but while watching the opening ceremony, I was particularly struck this year by the sea of white, smiling faces who represent our country. 243 athletes are competing for America, the most out of any nation, of which 10 are African American and 10 are Asian American (the on other ethnicities because they do not think said data is reliably collected.) It doesnt take a sociologist or political scientist to deduce from those numbers that America's multiethThis is a problem that I doubt will change soon. The pursuit of Winter Olympic sports snowboarding, skiing, hockey, bobsled is an expensive one, plain and simple. In America, wealthy people are mostly white people, hence why most of the athletes are white. How can a nation root for itself if a portion of its population is competing? It is a shame. Winter Olympic sports are not the most entertaining, but they are beautiful and require admiration. ways better anyway. Scott Stinson is a UF English junior. His column focuses on popular culture.When people say that datas it used to be, theyre right. Romance isnt dead, but in a culture shaped by technology, it sometimes feels like modern love should come with a handbook one that can be opened on an iPhone or tablet, of course. Todays couples face socially constructed norms that dictate acceptable and annoying social media behavior, and when these norms are violated it can lead to conrole in each stage of a budding relationship. ally facing them in person. Then comes the meet-the-parents-andgrandparents phase, which often occurs for is tagged in our photos and excited messages from friends and family members blow up our the messaging streak with the most important people in our lives, which likely includes roits considered normal for people to post pictures of the person theyre dating. Its become out-of-the-norm or deviant for someone in a relationship not to share photos of their partner. On one hand, I think these norms associated with modern dating are par-for-the-course. Posting pictures on Instagram and messaging cant others have become mainstream ways of communication and documenting glimpses of our lives. And, in all honesty, it simply feels good to psychologists refer to this as the slot machine effect its the euphoric, rewarding feeling that stems from positive reactions on a social media post. That being said, its easy to get couples, and this can pave way for unhealthy social comparisons. According to a recent study in the young adults who admitted to comparing themselves to others online were more likely to have a weaker sense of themselves and their identities when compared with those who didnt. college freshmen and found that in students who compared themselves to others on Instagram had lower levels of overall self-esteem and psycho-emotional wellbeing. Though social comparisons have always been ingrained in American culture, social media has made it easier to compare ourselves to others and reap negative emotional side effects, especially when it comes to dating. Today, were faced with scrolling photo streams showcasing other couples celebrating random milestones with gold-foil balloons. We see constant posts showing the whereabouts of every romantic duo in or out of our social circles. Todays couples can easily spiral into feelings of doubt or even question their friends relationships solely based on their social media posting habits. But despite how frequently or infrequently one chooses to document their dating lives, what matters most are the stories behind the snaps and the off-camera interactions that make each relationship unique and imposand pictures, the truth is that actions will always speak louder than Instagram captions. Darcy Schild is a UF journalism junior. Her column focuses on human behavior and sociology.The Olympics highlight socioeconomic class division in the United States Social media is shaping dating, but Column Column Scott Darcy


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Destination Okeechobee:Six groups will battle it out for a spot (pg. 10)Impossible Burger: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheFloridaAve. By Emma Witmer and Gabriella PaulAvenue WritersIts Valentines Day and you still dont know what to do? Gainesville has plenty of ways to impress your valentine with something different than last year. If the standard dinner and a movie isnt your style, dont worry weve got you covered. Here are seven nontraditional ways to spend the holiday with that special someone. For beer and cookies Midnight Cookies has partnered with Swamp Head Brewery for a sweet and tipsy evening. Guests will have four Valentines Day inspired beers to taste, created by the brewers at Swamp Head, and fresh cookies from the bakers at Midnight Cookies. The event begins at 4 p.m. and continues until 10 p.m. Swamp Head is located at 3650 SW 42nd Ave. For beer, cupcakes and romcoms First Magnitude Brewing Company is hosting a reservation-free event with food, booze and a romantic comedy on the big screen at 7 p.m. Crazy Stupid Love will be streamed live in the warehouse alongside Patticakes cupcakes and specialty beers. All you need is a blanket, an appetite and someone to cuddle with. First Magnitude is located at 1220 SE Veitch St. For the nature lovers Paynes Prairie is a National Natural Landmark with alligators, bison, horses and hundreds of bird species. The park is full of trails where you can get away from Floridas natural beauty. Paynes Prairie is located at 100 Savannah Blvd. in Micanopy, Florida. For the artsy valentines... If you have an artistic bone in your body, date night at Painting with a Twist was made for you and your valentine. From 7 to 9 p.m. at Gainesvilles studio location, you can grab an empty canvas, create art and make some memories. All you need is a prebought ticket online at and a bottle of red or white wine from home. For the die-hard Gator duo... If you and your valentine are as in love with the Swamp as you are with each other, youre in luck. A romantic evening cheering on Gator basketball at the OConnell Center is calling your name tonight. The men will take the court in the ODome against the Georgia Bulldogs at 9 p.m.. Can I get a go gators? For some competition Nothing says romance like bowling shoes. Splitz Bowling, located at 1301 NW 76th Blvd., is offering special deals to couples looking for a bit of competition. This Valentines Day Deal for Two includes four two-person games, shoe rental and a $10 game card to Splitzs arcade. For the trivia (and pizza) lovers Grab your teammate and head to Satchels Pizza at 7 p.m. for 20 mind bending trivia questions from Imagine Trivia. Satchels, a quirky Gainesville hot spot, is located at 1800 NE 23rd Ave. This trivia event is actually available every other Wednesday night, so you can start a new couples tradition this Valentines Day.Seven unconventional spots to spend Valentines Day Courtesy to the Alligator By Taylor McLambAvenue WriterThe hit NBC show Parks and Recreation gave us a lot of memorable gems like treat yo self, DJ Rumba and every single one of Ann Perkins nicknames but, most importantly, it year, Galentines Day. The show follows Leslie Knope, the feminist, trailblazing lead who is in charge of Pawnee Indianas Parks and Recreation department, who quickly makes it clear that she adores her girlfriends possibly even more syrup. Even though Leslie made herstory by coining Galentines Day on Feb. 13, why stop the festivities then? Here are a few fun events that you can do in Gainesville to celebrate the greatest love of all sisterhood. Valentines Black Hearts Ball/Retro Video Dance Party neon spandex and scavenge for the most oversized pair of parachute pants you own, because this is your night to get wild. Tonight the Atlantic will be hosting a retro video dance party featuring music from the s, s and 2000s. Theres nothing more empowering than getting down to TLCs No Scrubs or Destiny Childs Jumpin Jumpin with some party starts at 9 p.m. and ends at 2 a.m., so stay safe, dance your heart out and try not to drink too much of Tom Haverfords signature Snakejuice. A Valentines Night at the Museum Theres no better way to spend Valentines Day than with a group of your closest, tions like your life depends on it. However, I have to warn readers that depending on your competitive nature, you could potentially lose friends from this. The Florida Museum of Natural History will be hosting this event, which includes trivia as well as a scavenger hunt that makes its way through the exhibits. The night runs from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. with a dessert bar provided by Celebrations Catering, so hunger wont get in the way of your winning glory. Farmers Market Make Leslie Knope proud by supporting Gainesvilles very own Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department who devotedly organize the Union Street Farmers Market every Wednesday on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. Eat your way through downtown by enjoying more than 40 local vendors selling an assortment of fresh and local produce, bakery items, jams and more. Enjoy organic coffee and snack on some freshly baked German pretzels while taking in the lively, diverse Gainesville community. While the market only runs from 4 to 7 p.m., you dont have to wait another year to take your friends, as it returns every Wednesday. While going out on the town is always fun, theres nothing better than just spending a comfy night inside with some good snacks, and best of all you dont need to wear pants. Invite a few friends over and watch a contains a large selection of movies and TV shows that would be perfect to commemorate female friendship. You could watch Jessica Jones, New Girl, The Incredible Jessica James, Garfunkel and Oats or, heck, you could go ahead and binge-watch all seven seasons of Parks and Recreation to really commit to Galentines Day. Make your friends a in maple syrup and spend the night quoting our holidays founder, Leslie Knope herself. Four ways to keep your Galentines Day going


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 CLASSIC DINING WITH A UNIQUE TWIST For reservation and discount information visitwww.warehousedining.com502 S. Main St. 352-240-6432BUY ONE, GET TWO FREE Bring student ID Purchase a dinner entree and get two of these FREE salad, dessert or wine offer valid February March By Gabriella PaulAvenue WriterIt was a Midtown fairytale. Ten years ago, two Gainesville bartenders fell in love. Now Danny and Joy Hughes are the founders and co-owners of Looseys, a local dive bar gether: a lanky, golden-coat dog from Gainesville Pet Rescue. Looseys downtown pub is now one of two Gainesville locations serving burgers off the cast iron grill and brews from around the country. said she thought after graduating in 2008 she She said at that point, she and Danny had a industry. We talked a lot about the future as people By 2010, they were engaged and the proud new owners of a bar. Two days after Market Street Pub, a locally renowned downtown bar of 22 years, shut down, Danny and Joy signed the lease for it. open. But once it did, the menu evolved. Their half-pound burgers became a best-seller. I think now more than it used be were, like, Adding to the burger menu in January, to serve the Impossible Burger, a revolutionary vegan patty that tastes like real meat. The creation was crafted by Impossible Foods, a team of scientists, engineers, farmers and chefs with headquarters in California. Danny said local customers are lovingly callThey werent actively pursuing a vegetablebased alternative when it was brought to their attention by partner and co-worker Tim Hutchens, he said. For us to be bringing it in, it kind of already has a tall mountain to climb because we have a really good burger, and we have a really good In fact, he said, he has been surprised by the number of return customers for the Impossible Burger so far. Danny thinks theres a handful of people he could hand the burger to and they would never know it wasnt real meat. Joy said she encourages any meat-lover like herself to have an open mind and come out to try it. er-style burger with the impossible patty, the young couple said they are now playing with the idea of using it in other applications like lasagna or shepherds pie. For more information on the Impossible Burgout Courtesy to the AlligatorThe Impossible Burger is a meatless option that tastes, looks and feels like real meat.


10 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018By Emma WitmerAvenue WriterEvery year, artists compete in Destination Okeechobee competitions throughout Florida in hopes of earning a spot on the Okeechobee round, which concluded about a month ago, consisted of online voting exclusively. Flipturn, a Gainesville alternative indie group, beat out nearly 3,000 other artists and bands for their spot. The second round of Gainesvilles Destination Okeechobee is Thursday night. This round is called the Battle of the Bands, and local and the stage at High Dive. The online voting proartists would qualify. The show will begin at 8:30 p.m., with doors opening at 8 p.m. Tickets for the show are available at for $6 in advance and at the door for $8. An additional $3 charge applies to all guests under 21. The 2018 Battle of the Bands will feature performances from competing musicians The Savants of Soul, Retrolux, Faze Wave, N.W. Izzard, Venm and Losa Flk. In addition to the competing bands, Battle of the Bands will feature a performance from the 2017 winner, Side Trakd, and dynamic dcor from Eclectic Electric. From indie to electronic to soul, Thursdays performers embody a wide span of genres along with the raw talent that theyll bring to the stage. Heres what you need to know about each of them. Retrolux Retrolux is a Gainesville indie-electronic duo made up of Anna James and Maynard Shaye. James and Shaye have quite the story, involving a Craigslist ad, a Halloween party and some skeptical parents. Today, however, the duo has fully embraced the Gainesville music scene together, signing to Swamp Rein 2017. stand our style, and we were just learning how to work together and write together. I feel like cient way to write songs together and get them out, James said. Retrolux, Shaye said, realized that they had to compete in Destination Okeechobee since The Delta Troubadours victory in last years ing the internet and the streets with posters and video content reaching out to fans to come out and support their journey. We have a lot of room to grow, and were excited to put in the hard work to get us there, James said. For an idea of what to expect from Retrolux, check out their smooth release Silhouettes. Faze Wave Faze Wave is a four-piece alternative band from Jacksonville made up of Matthew Flynn, Jacob Nemeth, Hunter Hileman and Zachary Stickler. The guys of Faze Wave are a modern alternative take on the beach band, combining that nostalgic, iconic beach-style with more complex instrumentals and production. This style shows best in their recently released single and accompanying music video, Leagues. N.W. Izzard N.W. Izzard, with its bouncing, folk-instage Thursday night as well. After two years of performing under the moniker N.W. Izzard, the band announced that it would change its name to Honey Hounds on the night of Battle of the Bands. Honey Hounds song, Easy Like the Breeze, is a must-hear for those new to their music. VENM VENM is a dubstep duo composed of Berklee College of Music student Julian Beal and UF student Nate Green. The two hone relentless bass and an overall heavy style of production to create one of the most explosive sounds to battle it out Thursday. The duo just released a clip of their next single, Unbelievable, to new heights. Losa Flk Losa Flk may have the most to prove at Battle of the Bands, as he did not originally qualify. Losa Flk, or Brady Bauer as he is known offstage, is a Gainesville native DJ who is passionate about quality electronic music. Originally, Bauer was the runner up in online voting, one space short of competing at the Battle of the Bands. However, after one of the original acts unexpectedly dropped out, Bauer secured a spot. As for who he is, Bauer describes himself in a straightforward way. of peace and happiness in music, so Im trying to spread that to other people, Bauer said. Now that he has found his way into the Battle of the Bands, Bauer is excited for the possibility of performing at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival. Okeechobee is home for me, in all honesty, Bauer said. Ive never felt more comfortable at a music festival or just surrounded by a huge group of strangers. So, I mean, Ive been going every year since it started. I look at it as my key festival, so to be able to go back and actually play there, it would be jaw-dropping. For an idea of what to expect from Losa Flk, check out his more than 20-minute take me to okee mix on SoundCloud. The Savants of Soul The Savants of Soul are a Gainesville staple, bringing their energetic signature to stages around Gainesville and all of Florida since 2010. The massive group is known for their dynamic performances and distinctly soulful sound. To get a taste of The Savants of Soul powerhouse style of music, check out Second Sunday Best.Musicians and producers to battle for Okeechobee Spot Courtesy to The AlligatorOn Thursday, six groups from across genres will battle for a spot at Marchs Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival. By Natalie RaoAvenue Editor Mind-bending producer Digital Ethos hits Gainesville this Sunday at Simons. The show will run from 9 p.m. 2 a.m., with tickets available via Eventbrite for $12.61 to $17.89. Never one to shy away from gritty basslines and alien synth melodies, the artist sounds like a blend of Bassnectar, G Jones, Bleep Bloop and something wonky and wonderfully unique from the three. Hes a precise embodiment of underground, downright odd bass music that is confusing to some but loved by a niche community. And while hes certainly not for the faint of heart hes guaranteed to blow the doors off Simons on Sunday. In addition to the sound, Digital Ethos name is on the rise. After dropping a menacing collaboration titled Slather with Bassnectar in December 2017, the artist and his unorthodox tracks are gaining speed. And although this collaboration rose to be one of Bassnectars most-loved releases of 2017, Digital Ethos discography literally goes much deeper than Slather. Here are some of the producers must-hear tracks. Slather Through teaming up with a household electronic name, Digital Ethos and Bassnectar strike gold with this in-your-face collaboration. If theres one song you should hear going into the night, it really is this one. Paroxysm With furious-paced percussion and clean drops, this could be one of Digital Ethos best. The Jungle This abstract release sounds more robotic than jungle-like, and the subtle hip-hop beat gives you something to hold on to. Cortex Cortex slows things down with both wobbling and constantly cascading synths, making for a moody but subtle mood. Wormhole As one of Digital Ethos earlier releases, Wormhole sounds just as odd and alien as youd expect it to. Bass-heavy producer Digital Ethos to performBy Taylor McLambAvenue WriterVegFest, a celebration of a healthy, sustainable and compassionate lifestyle, will return due to high demand The free, family-friendly event was created with the goal for people of all ages to have fun while learning about ways to improve health and lessen impact on the environment. This years VegFest will include 30 restaurants specializing in either food, beverage or dessert, and all of them encompass what VegFest is all about fresh, natural ingredients and a healthy lifestyle. According to the website, there will be popular local vendors at the event such as Curia On the Drag, Daily Green, Humble Wood Fire, Big Island Bowls and more. However, there will also be a few who will travel to the event. Tea Nation USA is a web and event-based store originating in Jacksonville. The team behind the store travel all over North Florida selling their organic hand-crafted tea blends that are geared towards healing. Kayla Taylor, a co-founder of Tea Nation USA, was a nutritional therapist and holistic healer producing healing teas for 15 years. Kayla started the business with her husband, Samuel Taylor, where she said they work together to make natural healing mainstream. Weve found that those who have committed to a vegan lifestyle are typically highly health-conscious, Kayla said. At Tea Nation we aim to educate people about natural alternatives, so VegFest is a Kayla said she makes each individual tea by hand to ensure consistency, only using organic ingredients. She added that if you arent drinking organic, then youre drinking a cup of carcinogens, which negates the healing properties of the tea. We get positive feedback all the time, and that is exactly why we are in this business, she said. We are helping people take back control of their health and thus their lives. Kayla said that her husband and she both highly recommend their imblends that Kayla developed and has worked miracles for her weak immune system. She said she used to get sick four times per year consistently but hasnt gotten sick since she Not only does this tea seriously work, but the blend of eucalyptus, elderberry, ginger, hibiscus and other herbs is just delicious, Kayla said. We always have a pitcher in the fridge. Kayla said shes looking forward to the event to meet all of the healthconscious people as well as to try some kombucha from their friends at Wellspring, who specialize in sparkling probiotic tea. us because we will be sampling one of our signature teas in addition to offering custom blends on site, so attendees will have the option to design their own teas, said Taylor. In order to promote their goal of reduced animal suffering, VegFest will also include a variety of animal rescues and sanctuaries. These include the Alachua County Humane Society, CJ Acres, Gainesville Rabbit Sanctuary, Kindred Spirits Sanctuary and Another Chance Ranch. Felicia Sobieska, a 21-year-old UF speech therapy senior, said she was inspired to go to the event due to the countless healthy vegetarian options. Its important for everyone to respect food and understand how badly animals are treated, Sobieska said. The event, which runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., will include speakers, vendors, exhibitors, educational booths, music and childrens activities. VegFest returns to Depot Park


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By Mari FaielloSports Writer With runners on second and third base deep into the seventh Jordan Matthews had one job. She stepped up to the plate, awaited a pitch from Illinois States Morgan Day and swung. Gator, Matthews not only hit the pitch well enough to help teammates Aleshia Ocasio and Sophia Reynoso score, but she hit a home of the year. Her three-RBI blast pushed the Gators to a 9-0 lead in their season opener against the Redbirds on Friday. That just has to be a special lege softball," coach Tim Walton said. "And for her to get a home run special. Coming off a solid weekend home game of the season at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium tonight at 6 against North Florida (2-3). Tonights matchup is one of 29 regular season games theyll host this season. The No. 2 Gators are coming off an opening weekend that saw them a good start for a team thats hoping to make up for its defeat in last years Womens College World Series. Matthews is just one reason the Gators have a lot to look forward to this season. The Anaheim, California, naThe Florida women's golf Northrop Grumman Regional Challenge on Tuesday. Sophomore led UF swimming and diving kicks off SEC Championships Station, Texas, this morning for Day 1 of the SEC Championships. The men last year's competition. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, FEBRUARY 14, 2018'S BASKETBALLBy Andrew HuangSports WriterMore than three quarters of the highs and lows, the Florida mens basketball team faces Georgia tonight at 9 in the OConnell Center in the teams second meeting of the year. The Gators (17-8, 8-4 SEC) fell 72-60 at Georgia (13-11, 4-8 SEC) on Jan. 30, their second of three straight SEC losses, but enter tonights matchup riding momentum from convincing wins are three things to look for in tonights rematch, which will air on the SEC Network. (1) Georgias Yante Maten The 6-foot-8, 240-pound Maten appears to be on his way to a thirdstraight All-SEC selection, despite the Bulldogs being a middle-of-thepack SEC team. The senior forward is having a career season, leading the league in scoring (19.4 points per game) while pulling down the third-most rebounds (8.7 per game). Florida, Maten led all players with throw attempts and pulled down seven rebounds in 31 minutes of action. Florida coach Mike White said he doesnt anticipate making a lot of changes to his teams game plan this time around. Instead, he wants to see the Gators compete with more energy than they did the last time they faced the Bulldogs. The game at Georgia isnt the only one that weve lacked in those areas, White said. Its kind of who weve been. (2) Floridas defense Fresh off one of its best performances of the Mike White era holding South Carolina to 41 points on Saturday Floridas defense is looking to clamp down on a Georgia offense that outscored the Bulldogs guards William Jackson II (16 points) and Juwan Parker (12 points) helped Maten keep tonight. We put a big emphasis on guarding Yante Maten, Florida guard Jalen Hudson said. So much of an emphasis that we let their guards kind of get free and do whatever they want. Hudson and White said the team has spent a lot of time focusing on defense this week. While it was encouraging to see his players shut down South Carolina on Saturday, White said what really matters is for the team to maintain its elevated levels of defensive energy moving forward.Gators geared up for tonight's matchup with BulldogsSEE MEN'S BBALL, PAGE 16 SEE SOFTBALL, PAGE 16 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16I might be a little late to the party on this one, but something happened this past weekend that deserves recognition. storylines involving nonrevenue college sports receive little to no coverage by the media. College sports fans tend to only care about basketball, football and baseball. Consequently, they miss out on some of the best stories, ones that bring to light topics more important than any game or player. What Im referring to is from this weekagainst Colorado. The average fan might recall that the Gators won the game 16-9 and that it was the season opener. Thats it. But the story surrounding the lacrosse game was much more important. Colorado senior attacker Julia Sarcona died in a single-car accident on Jan. 13, nearly four weeks before the Buffaloes season opener against Sports stories go deeper than scores. We too often forget thatJakes on a Plane / OpinionJake DreilingerTwitter: @DreilingerJake Nate Bustamante / Alligator Staff SOFTBALL heading into today's home opener


WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 DISPLAY: (352) 376 4482 CLASSIFIEDS: (352) 373 3463 SPRING BREAK 2018We will not be not publishing 3/5-3/9, we will have these advanced deadlines. The DEADLINE for : Monday, March 12 th is Thursday, March 1 st at 4 p.m. advertising. Copy and payment due by 4pm MENS TENNISBy Benjamin BrandtSports Writer The loudest voices on the courts of the Ring Tennis Complex prefer quiet before a match. Freshman Duarte Vale and junior McClain Kessler played at the No. 1 doubles position as the Florida mens tennis team took on No. 13 Michigan and No. 2 Ohio State in last weekends road trip. Home crowds in Gainesville have only seen the duo on the No. 2 court, but recognize it In the hours leading up to a match, however, the two enjoy relaxing in each others company. Ill come over to (Vales) room and well put on some chill music and just sit back, Kessler said of their pre-match routine. And then closer to the match well get hype and more hype. That hype led Kessler and Vale to an upset victory over a pair from No. ranking this spring, and most recently to the teams No. 1 doubles position last weekend. On Friday, the Gators defeated Michigan 4-2 for their strongest win of the season so far. Florida recovered from a slow start in singles because of an early advantage after winning the doubles point. Kessler and Vale were the reason for that advantage. Up against the nations ninthranked doubles team, Kessler and Vale defended two match points before securing a 7-6(6) victory and breaking the tie from the No. 2 and No. 3 positions. Without the point, the matchs outcome would have been determined by the closely fought third set at the No. 5 singles once the Gators clinched. Against OSU on Sunday, the importance of the doubles point revealed itself again. After Kessler and Vale lost 6-2 on the No. 1 court and junior Alfredo Perez and freshman Oliver Crawford defeated the Buckeyes No. 2 duo, the point was decided at the No. 3 position. Sophomore Johannes Ingildsen and senior Chase Perez-Blanco were and lost Florida the advantage. The Gators never recovered and eventually lost to OSU 5-2. Playing on the road against one of the top two or three teams in the country, its kind of tough after losing the doubles point, coach Bryan of trust in our guys to get that win the next time. Shelton expects to keep the doubles lineup relatively intact with only a few small changes going into the ITA National Team Indoor Championships this weekend. Kessler and Vale will have a heavy responsibility to keep their team alive in doubles play against some tough competition. With the new challenge, the two rely on a strong dynamic rooted in their high energy. Ive played with a lot of different partners, Vale said. But McClain is gest connection with. Were hyped all the time. @bhb1227 Kessler, Vale play top position as UF experiments with doubles lineupAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFloridas No. 1 doubles pair Duarte Vale (left) and McClain Kessler (right) helped lead UF to a 4-2 win over No. 13 Michigan on Friday. LACROSSEBy Tyler NettunoSports Writer Heading into the 2018 season, the biggest question facing the Gators was how they would replace the production of last years seniors. Florida appears to have answered that question. Although the team returned many key contributors from 2017s Big East championshipwinning squad, it lost its top two points leaders in Sammi Burgess and Mollie Stevens. The Gators knew they needed to replace that scoring prowess, and after one game, coach Amanda OLeary seems to have found the solution in a class of talented freshmen. Freshman attackers Kassidy Bresnahan and Grace Haus swifthalf of Floridas 16-9 home victory over Colorado on Sunday, combining to score four of UFs It was exciting to see them get on the board early, OLeary said. Bresnahan, whose older sister, Taylor, was a senior on the team last year, scored two goals and an assist in the victory. Haus also had two goals and an assist. Both players started in the Gators season opener. non Kavanagh also started on Sunday, and OLeary trusted her to take the majority of the draws. She won eight draw controls in the victory, facing off against Colorados Darby Kiernan. Kiernan led the Buffaloes in points, goals and assists a year ago, and her 120 draw controls in 2017 ranked 11th nationally. However, she was held to only one goal in the loss. Kavanagh also had a goal and an assist for the Gators. was impressed by the contributions of the young players. she said after the game. Freshman contributions in the game were not limited to the offensive side. Defender Sabrina Cristodero was matched up against one of Colorados best scorers, Miranda Stinson, for the entire game. Stinson scored seven goals in the Buffaloes 20-10 victory over Michigan on Friday night, but scored only one goal on 10 shots in a losing effort against the Gators. With No. 1 Maryland coming to town on Saturday, UF will need another strong performance from its freshmen. Competing with the topranked Terrapins wont be easy, but Hall believes the teams newcomers have something to build on after a promising start to the season. I thought they did aweneed to keep that up. @TylerNettuno Freshmen making an early impact for Florida


16 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2018 I dont want to act like this is a new season and (3) White trying different lineups @AndrewJHuang ahuang@alligator.orgMEN'S BBALL, from pg. 14Allen started 22 Jake Dreilinger is the Alligator's assistant sports editor. Contact him at jdreilinger@, from pg. 14 @faiello_mari SOFTBALL, from pg. 14 Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFlorida softball coach Tim Walton was pleased with the production he received from freshman Jordan Matthews during the team's opening weekend.