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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator GATORS COMPLETE SWEEP OF SAINTS ON SUNDAYFloridas baseball team crushed Siena 19-2 at McKethan Stadium to increase its record to 3-0, pg. 13Read about SG candidate executive tickets Read about all nine candidates, pg. 8 and 9They answered audience questions, pg. 4By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterIn the midst of political parties campaigning and students rushing to class, 17 white balloons hovered over it all on Turlington Plaza on Friday afternoon. One for each of the lives lost in the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland on Wednesday. What started as a small crowd grew to about 50 people as passersby stopped to join in the vigil organized by the Challenge Party. UF students who had graduated from Stoneman Douglas spoke about the strength of their community in Parkland and some of the lives lost. Counselors from the Counseling & Wellness Center, located at 3190 Radio Road, were available at the event for students who needed to talk. I thought that something like this needed to happen, but when you come here and you see how devastated people are, you realize that people need it so much more than you think, said Anthony Rojas, the Challenge president. Although the organizers had originally planned for Century Tower to chime 17 times to remember the victims, Rojas received an email Friday denying the request, stating the bells would be rung at a UFsponsored vigil Wednesday, he said. I was very upset by it, he said. I think if these its for a great cause just to remember those victims. After pre-planned speakers, Rojas opened the students begged for political action, others for the spread of kindness. As alumni of the high school recalled the familiar halls they used to walk, attendees dressed in Stoneman Douglas apparel fought back tears. UF President Kent Fuchs has previously said 283 VOLUME 112 ISSUE 60Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff REMEMBERING STONEMAN DOUGLAS Matan Ozery, a 22-year-old UF alumnus and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School graduate, speaks about his experience at Stoneman Douglas High at the UF Remembers Douglas Vigil held on the Plaza of the Americas, which 40 people attended. Youre not alone in that school. Youre not alone in that community, he said. SEE VIGIL, PAGE 5THE UNION CELEBRATED A VICTORY THURSDAY NIGHT. By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterGraduate Assistants United celebrated new stipend increases, raises and other Hall. The new contract includes a $1,000 stipend increase for graduate assistants who work part time as well as $550 raises and no cuts in the health care insurance plan. the UF Board of Trustees on Dec. 15, according to Alligator archives. The deadline for the contract was surpassed after June 30, according to Alligator archives. Bobby Mermer, GAUs bargaining chair, said graduate assistants will also have gender identity protection, an improved antidiscrimination policy and stronger protections over intellectual property. We won a lot in this contract, Mermer said. The bargaining team fought very hard. Although the Board of Trustees approved the agreement in December, the contract GAU themselves, which took time, Mermer said. They needed to wait while school ofthe information on the contract change to union members. Voting took place Wednesday and unanimously, with about 4 percent or 176 graduate assistant employees voting on it, Mermer said. provisions, Mermer said they plan to go By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff Writer 24/7 on-campus location to offer free menstrual products to UF students with a Gator 1 Card. Pads or tampons, packaged in small bags, became available Thursday at the hotel desk, which is always staffed, Student Government Senator Branden Pearson (Independent, Lakeside) said. The project is funded by the student health fee. that students have permanent access to menstrual hygiene products across campus, Pearson said. Pearson said he collaborated on the project with Gators Matter, Period., a coalition advocating accessible menstrual products on campus led by Chase Werther, the vice president candidate for Challenge Party, but Werther said Pearown, without the approval of Gators Matter, Period. After an SG budgeting committee declined to fund menstrual products in January, a wave of student backlash led to UF buildings offering pads and tampons. Currently, free menstrual products are available in the Reitz Union GatorWell ofaccording to Alligator archives. Pearson organized a Jan. 26 meeting with Reitz Union Senior Director Myra Morgan, Senator Zachariah Chou (Inspire, Murphree), Senator Ali Gardezi SEE GAU, PAGE 5 SEE TAMPON, 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 or email alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 84 WHATS HAPPENING?Spring SG Elections Feb. 20 to Feb. 21 Spring SG Elections will be held 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday at locations across campus. These elections include the Student Body president, Student Body vice president and Student Body treasurer as well as 50 Student Senate seats representing the various colleges and classifications at UF. For more information, please visit Y-Not Theatre Trivia Fundraiser Y-Not will hold the theatres First Anniversary Theatre Trivia Fundraiser. Categories and clues are available on Y-Not Theatres Facebook page. Refreshments from Sababa, vegan options and birthday cake will be available. Y-Not is focused on promoting, developing, presenting and producing new American plays in North Central Florida. Proceeds from the evening will help support Y-Nots efforts for this upcoming year. It will be $25 per person to play, and cash and cards will be taken at the door. The fundraiser will be 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday in the Hippodrome State Theatre basement. 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 and modern collections. Winning contestants will be awarded prizes. See guidelines at The deadline is Sunday. Law in the Library: Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops The Alachua County Library District is partnering with the Eighth Judicial Circuit Bar Association to present Law in the Library: Restoration of Civil Rights Workshops from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. March 22, at Cone Park Library Branch, located at 2801 E. University Ave., and 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. April 5 at Tower Road Library Branch, located at 3020 SW 75th St. Attorneys from Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the Levin College of Law will provide one-on-one assistance to persons who have been convicted of a felony and want to apply to have their civil rights restored. Event is open to the public, and registration is not required. For more information, visit, or call 352-334-3900. Talking Gators Toastmasters Want to get more comfortable speaking in front of a group? Talking Gators Toastmasters meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in Entomology Building, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit 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. 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 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 WORLDJapan public grade school under fire over Armani uniform A Tokyo public school has adopted Giorgio Armani uniforms for students, triggering criticism in a country where hefty school fees are already burdening young parents. Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo's upscale Ginza shopping district has announced plans to introduce the new uniform option, which costs more than 80,000 yen ($730) for a full set. A minimum set would be more than twice the price of the current uniforms. Kosovo celebrates 10 years of independence, Serbs boycott The Kosovo Assembly, or Parliament, convened in a special session Sunday to celebrate the country's 10 years of independence a ceremony boycotted by the country's ethnic Serb lawmakers. Iran says 65 killed in airplane crash Iran's leaders have expressed their condolences over the passenger plane crash that killed 59 passengers and six crew members. The plane crashed near the remote mountain town of Semirom, which is south of the capital, Tehran. President Hassan Rouhani said he has assigned officials to investigate the case and apply measures to avoid similar incidents in the future. Venezuela to reopen Miami consulate ahead of election Venezuelan leader Nicolas Maduro says he's reopening the country's consulate in Miami, citing requests from fellow citizens who want to vote in the upcoming presidential election. The presidential election is set for April 22. Maduro is the only candidate so far to announce he's running. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 60NEWSROOM 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 19, 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. DISPLAY: (352) 376 4482 CLASSIFIEDS: (352) 373 3463 SPRING BREAK 2018We will not be 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 Shelbie Eakins / Alligator StaffA saxophone quartet, comprised of Brendan Catalano, Alexander Sinnott, Mason Anthony and Paul Lessard, performs Peixinhos Do Mar at the 90th Anniversary Collage Concert for the UF School of Music on Saturday evening at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Shelbie Eakins / Alligator StaffCELEBRATING 90 YEARS OF MUSIC Steven Thomas directs the Graduate Chamber Ensemble in their performance of Pal-So-Seong by Hyo-Won Woo. The whimsical piece caught the attention of the audience at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday evening, causing laughter and engagement throughout the piece.


4 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018The 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: By Hannah MaggioreAlligator Contributing WriterMore than 100 children and family members ran around the of those with autism. sors raised more than $10,000 Autism and Related Disabilities, fore and after they ran. At the end for $100. of her interest in neuroscience and autism. Stomp the Swamp event raises more than $10,000Alligator Staff Writer Wednesday. didates answered questions from in Little Hall. Here are some of the questions and what each candidate said: Q In light of the recent school shooting in Parkland, what will you do to ensure the safety of students on campus? for students. Lubin said law enforcement on feel safer. Q What distinguishes you as a candidate from the others? Moodie said she is a woman and an ally to those who need it. Lubin said his story is unique. and his sister took care of him, he said. Q All three parties throw around sexual assault as a buzzword, but what is your partys plan for dealing with this issue? Q Would you give up your salary if you won? their salaries. He said he would use it, Werther said. lose his salary.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Camille GrahamAlligator Contributing WriterCrowds of people poured in Saturday morning to the newly renovated Tower Road Library, greeted by large windows that welcomed in natural reading light and the smell of fresh paint. The Tower Road branch of the Alachua County Library district reopened after nearly a year of renovations. About 200 people came to the ribbon-cutting grand opening at the facility located on Southwest 75th Street. The renovation had a budget of $2.68 million, which the county allocated over many years, but $87,000 wasnt used, said Shaney Livingston, the Alachua County library director. The Florida Department of States division of library services had granted $500,000. The Friends of the Library donated $32,000 for the creation of the Quiet Reading room and a small bronze statue, Livingston said. The Alachua County Library District Foundation funded the Teen Spaces and Snuggle Up rooms by donating $60,000. About 8,500 square feet was added to the library for a total of 23,500 square feet, said the Alachua County Library District spokesperson Nickie Kortus. Other renovations include three study rooms and a new space for kitchen demonstrations. The library opened in 1992, and the changing needs of the diverse surrounding community, she said. Tower Road serves a very diverse population both in economic and educational backgrounds, she said. Its really important for the liMary Searle, 71, of Gainesville, said she was so excited for the reopening that she couldnt sleep. Ive been keeping tabs on the construction for awhile now, but Im just thrilled to see it, she said. Alachua County library reopens after nearly $2 million renovation UF students graduated from Stoneman Douglas. Janae Moodie, a candidate for Student Body president, closed the vigil with a prayer. I pray for the families that will never get to say I love you physically one more time, she said. On Saturday, Gainesville residents held a vigil on the steps of City Hall at 7:30 p.m., and there will be a UF-sponsored vigil on Plaza of the Americas at 7 p.m. Wednesday. Abigail Shank, a UF political science sophomore, attended Fridays vigil to show her support for the Parkland community. One of her close friends is a Stoneman Douglas alumna, and she has seen the importance of reaching out in the aftermath of tragedy. I think if I can be there and be a supporter and just show solidarity with everyone affected, I think thats the least that I can do, the 19-year-old said. Shank didnt realize just how much the tragedy had affected the UF community until she watched the crowd grow at the vigil. Its crazy how widespread the effect is, she said, and that this one person can cause so many people that he doesnt even know and wont ever probably be able to fathom so much pain and hurt. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgVIGIL, from pg. 1More vigils will be held UPCOMING EVENTS Fundraiser Date: Noon Monday to noon Thursday Where: UF Levin College of Law courtyard Who: Hosted by UF law students What: Fundraising for victims of the shooting by collecting orders for Krispy Kreme Doughnuts. They will also make cards to send to the hospitals treating victims. One doughnut is $1, and a dozen is $8. Vigil Date: Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. Where: Turlington Plaza Who: UF students What: Stoneman Douglas alumni will wear white and speak at the event. The students are collecting donations, and 75 percent will be sent to the high school and 25 percent will be donated to names of the 17 students killed. Vigil Date: Wednesday at 7 p.m. Where: Plaza of the Americas Who: UF What: A UF-sponsored candlelight vigil will be hosted at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Plaza of the Americas. back to the bargaining table with UF administration soon because it is an ongoing effort for them to monitor where UF is allocating funding. UF Chief Negotiator Bill Connellan said he thinks the current agreement is satisfactory but knows future negotiations with GAU will occur. As UF aims to become a money goes where the market demands it, Connellan said. We need to be competitive in a national marketplace, he said. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgGAU, from pg. 1Members will see stipend increase Members will see stipend increase NEW PARTS OF THE CONTRACT A $1,000 stipend increase for graduate assistants who work part time $550 raises No cuts in the health care insurance plan Gender identity protection An improved anti-discrimination policy Stronger protections over intellectual property (Impact, Engineering) and Womens Student Association president Rebecca Kravitz, who represented Gators Matter, Period., to discuss piloting free menstrual products at the Reitz Union. During the meeting, Kravitz said the coalition hoped to offer menstrual products in gender-neutral bathrooms for students to access them discreetly. Morgan said the Reitz Union wouldnt offer the products in public bathrooms because nonstudents, who dont pay the health fee, would be able to access them. She said there was no data to prove a critical need of accessible menstrual products on campus. Were trying to see whats the need, Morgan said. Its a question of how many people are asking for this program. She said about 30,000 people visit the Reitz daily, and regulating who uses bathroom Pearson met with Morgan again Feb. 7, without a Gators Matter, Period. member presWerther and Kravitz said they disagreed with the proposal because students might be uncomfortable asking a hotel staffer for pads and tampons. Werther said the coalition is continuing conversations with Newell Hall and the libraries to make menstrual products more accessible on campus. I felt that the proposal was a little invalidating, and I didnt think it was something that was promoting a culture of care on this campus, Werther said. Kravitz said she wouldnt feel comfortable asking for a tampon at the Reitz. I would maybe even say I would go home before I ask a stranger at a hotel desk to hand me menstrual products, she said. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgREITZ, from pg. 1Some did not agree with the idea


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.Editorial MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 ColumnI m addicted to Spotify. Barely a minute goes by in my waking weekday life that Spotify isnt at least playing softly in the background, if not loudly through my earbuds on a run or through the speakers in my car. At some point, though, I started yearning for more, something in addition to music, that would expand my worldview. Enter: podcasts. Podcasts have been around for a while, but its taken me years to really get into them, and I an age of information overload, when its not that knowledge isnt available to us, but there is too much knowledge to sift through to get to the good parts. Its not a dystopian, George Orwellian world were living in. No, what were experiencing is much closer to Aldous Huxleys ucators, pop culture experts, historians, professionals and novices alike have gotten way better at the whole podcast game. Better yet, our limited attention spans can actually right ones. In the last two or three years, podcasts have not only increased in popularity but also blown up in sheer quantities and varieties of genre. I argue there is now truly at least one out there for each of us. The purpose of this column is to convince you to listen to more podcasts, to go outside your comfort zone and hear a different perspective each day, to understand the educaareas of your life. Ill take you through a few of my personal on the way. One of the huge advantages to podcasts as opposed to other information outlets like newspapers (sorry) and television shows is a balance of quick response to current by that? Save America. Its a podcast built on progressive political commentary and interviews put out every Monday and Thursday by Crooked Media. Because it airs twice weekly, listeners dont have to wait long to hear from the hosts, who were aides to former President Barack Obama. That said, because it isnt distributed every day, the commentary is more composed, sounds thought-out and hits straight to the heart of the political topics at hand rather than discussing every news bit that happened that day. Podcasts also afford you the opportunity to educate yourself on issues in bite-sized chunks, whether youre looking to learn more about history and crime or technolFor example, just look at another one of my favorites, look at popular culture in the U.S. in order to address issues youve got two cultured writers teamed up on one podcast like this, the content goes beyond surface-level celebrity and question the world around you a true podcast education. If you can, take advantage of podcast libraries, studentdiscounted Spotify accounts to gain your own little education on-the-go. Broaden your horizons as you drive your morning commute, walk to class or hit the gym. And if youve got any good podcast suggestions, I fully expect you to tweet me your recommendations. Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column focuses on education.A world within your headphones: Listen to podcastsThe Alligators SG endorsementStudent Government at UF has always been laden with scandal, greed and self-interest. Although that didnt change this semester, other factors did. nae Moodie resigned from Senate and left Impact Party. remain the same. After considering the platforms, candidates and functionality of each party, we concluded the best choice for the Student Body is not one party, but two. Getting voices from two parties to work in tandem, serving as a check and balance on each others goals and promises, will best serve students. It is for this reason were endorsing Challenges executive ticket and Inspires Senate ticket. women who demonstrate an obvious devotion to improving students lives. Their platform offers important ideas like a telemedicine option to serve students medical needs and the implementation of a waitlist system for full classes. ability to remain professional in a tense political scenario and her vindictive attitude against Impact. However, she is the only presidential candidate with the boldness needed to revolutionize SG. and its allegiance to veering away from the system that has been in place, Challenge lacks the structure and organization needed to effectively operate in Senate. because none of its candidates showed up to meet with The Alligator, sending a spokesperson in their place. Inspires platform aligns well with Challenges. Both draw attention to prevalent issues like creating a better environment for LGBTQ+ students and offering more services for undocumented students. pressed by the partys method of completing goals. For each point on its platform, Inspire forms a small committee to ensure each goal is met. They further exhibit an adherence to transparency, especially when it comes to ensuring senators will share progress on each point with students. our bipartisan endorsement. Impacts platform focuses on luxury rather than necessity. It boasts efforts to supply campus restrooms with 2-ply toilet paper and to offer subsidized pricing for Uber Eats, but has no plans to implement online voting. The party wants bars in Midtown to stay open until later, but neglects the need for gender-inclusive residence halls or to improve compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act on campus. key demands like increasing access to mental health services and sexual assault prevention, we didnt see anything unique. Every idea that was exclusively on its platform lacked substance. In terms of Impacts leadership, we were further let down. speak only when spoken to. Moreover, he has a presence that is, to be frank, unimpressive and lackluster. This is why we feel the strong leadership provided by the Challenge executive ticket and the structural supremacy we see in Inspire is the most effective combination to advocate for students. Its a decision The Alligators editorial board went back and forth on, and while we dont believe any candidate or party is perfect, we think this is the best option for students. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Mia Gettenbergopinions@alligator.orgEditors note: The Alligators editorial board met with representatives from the three parties Sunday morning. We spoke about platform points and candidates goals. Our endorsements stem from these meetings.


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7UFs upcoming Student Government elections present the most diverse lineup in its history. All three candidates for Student Body president are African American. Ian Green represents the Impact Party, Revel Lubin runs on behalf of Inspire Party and Janae Moodie heads the newly introduced Challenge Party. When former President Barack Obama was elected in 2008, it was a turning point in political moreover American history. Having a Student Body president of color can have the same effect on a college as it can a country. When either Green, Moodie or Lubin take the podium, that will be the launch point for UFs path toward fundamental change and diversity. College serves as an imitation of the real world, with its own government system and social scheme and prepares young adults for their lives after completing their education. Electing a president of color in leadership the school has embraced. Black students are especially excited for this years elections. Many think its about time. The black community represents about six percent of the UF population compared to the about thirteen percent nationwide. Although UFs black population remains a minority, their call for change speaks for the majority. Students are encouraging one another to get informed and read up on the candidates platforms. The political parties have taken over social media with candidate statements and promotional videos in order to reach students on their own turf. To add, the Black Student Union hosted a debate between the three students and provided a platform for students to educate themselves. The debate was held in the Reitz Union and allowed candidates to speak directly with the people they wish to litical transparency is fundamental in building trust with the community and maintaining a well-functioning government body. Looking back on the 2016 U.S. presidential election, UFs campus was split between not only the political parties but also racist bigots. The politics broke up friend groups. The election allowed students to show their true colors, and this unveiled a population of ignorance and prejudice. However, the school has been making progress toward unity with many student-led initiatives. Having three black presidential candidates symbolizes the headway the community has been making toward social harmony and progress. priority of SG, yet this years candidate roster will also run SG with a new sense of cultural competency. Black students at UF are being given an immense opportunity to elect one of their own and have this person represent themselves as well as The Gator Nation. It has been about 60 years since UF started admitting black students, and its only right this years Black History month hosts this historical election. The black community wins no matter what the outcome of the election. UFs new class of 2022 will be christened with a black Student Body president, and the situation will impact student culture ulators criticizing the political parties themselves, they forget the bottom line of the situation: Change is coming. Madisyn Jones is a UF accounting sophomore. Her column focuses on black culture.We talk a lot about breaking records. We try to break records for fundraising or athletics. Last week, however, we broke a record that should never have been broken: deadliest high school shooting in American history. Ive recently come across the phrase, This is a mental health problem, far too often. More often than not, this phrase comes from politicians who aggressively support the Second Amendment. I agree mental health is tal health has freshly become the scapegoat for acts of violence. But there is little evidence those making decisions about access to help seem to think it is worth the attention. At UF, we are incredibly fortunate to have the Counseling & Wellness Center, located at 3190 Radio Road, available to us, free of charge. However, the demand is far higher than the supply at the CWC. Students may have to wait months to see a mental health professional. Some students choose to seek treatment off-campus but as soon as we cross the campus boundary, we begin to encounter a massive issue. Mental health care is expensive. Its often expensive even if you have health insurance and, thanks to the lack of a suitable replacement for the Affordable Care Act, a lot of people do not have it. Even if you have insurance, you may have a managed care plan or a health maintenance organization. You may not have a choice in who your health for all patients. But if the psychiatric professional you really should be seeing is out of your network, too bad. I have a couple questions for our political representatives. At what point will peoples lives be worth more than support for the Second Amendment? If its not a gun problem but a mental health problem, will you vices? How will you get people the mental health care they need? As one of the student survivors at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School said: You are the adults. These are just kids. Youre supposed to protect them. What are you doing? Children should not have to know what to do in an active shooter situation. Children should not have to run for their lives in a place that is supposed to be about learning, growth and self-discovery. While the mental health of the shooter is a point of contention, we should also focus on the mental health of the students at Stoneman Douglas. Countless videos have been posted online detailing various aspects of the shooting, from text conversations between students and their parents to survivors being interviewed by the media. The real lives that were impacted by this are everywhere. The shooter needed help there is really no disputing that. But what about the survivors? What about the friends and families of the victims? They have lived through, presumably, the worst day of their lives. They will never be the same again, even though our representatives seem to be waiting for this to blow over and for things to get back to normal. Their lives will never go back to normal and certainly not if they are given a quick sorry for your loss, and then are shoved aside for more important things. Continuing to support relaxed gun regulations and pushing aside legislation to improve accessibility to mental health services emphasizes that those in power care more about who is lining their pockets than about those who are suffering. My heart goes out to the victims, their families and friends and everyone who calls Parkland their home. I am so sorry this is the world we live in. Keep your people close. While we do have senseless acts of violence and a lack of responsive action, we have love. We have friendship and unity and humanity. Dont let go of that, dear readers. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column focuses on mental health.UF presents an all-black roster for Student Body presidential candidates At what point will people's lives be worth more than support for guns?Column Column Madisyn Taylor


8 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 Janae Moodie learned to count her blessings in kindergarten when her dad survived the World Trade Center attacks on 9/11. Her father, Henry Moodie, worked in the basement of the south World Trade Center Tower doing electrical work. As the towers came crumbling, he managed to run out but left behind his phone so his family waited anxiously to hear he was safe. After that day, Moodies parents constantly reminded her the importance of being grateful, she said. I couldve lost him on that day, the UF psychology sepurpose in the day-to-day things we get to do because really none of it is promised. If she were to win the presidency, Moodie would become It feels weird that it has taken that long, but it also feels humbling that the opportunity has come again and that I service event, in its inaugural year. mune disease through which the bodys immune system atcoming into college. Through her diagnosis and treatment, her mom gave her hope. One of the things she always says is Make your mess your message, and so even when the world is crumbling around me, shes always been able to recenter my life, Moodie said. her to be less judgmental. Its taught me that you never know what people are going through because you cant always see it, she said. At the end of the day, you dont know whats going on underneath all those layers. Janae is so willing to understand whats important to anyone, and shes so willing to understand what people are said. W To get one, he had to present the case to his statistics and argued his grades were high enough to justify His mother said it was just one of many times her son showed his persistence for what he cared about. When he sets his mind to something, he really does go ate, said she and her husband, another UF graduate, never Ian has helped to inform and shape our thoughts and opinions around how much things have changed on camlearn from your kids. president in UF history. His involvement also includes Florida Theta. said. I discovered mine at Zion. He said he found his value in mentoring and still continues it in his work at UF. If I can just have the smallest impact on someone, that means I made somewhat of a difference, and that means change and your mentoring, thats how you foster a sense of community. to be a leader and serve others. Were always willing to give the shirt off our backs, he said. ting on a church service at a nursing home once a month. His the value in it until he was in seventh grade and his grandfather died. Then, he said he realized not everyone is fortunate enough to have family around them in their time of need. A lot of times people really talk about making a big, monR dealers. mom until she died from a brain aneurysm when he was 11. His sister, Maude, adopted him and his three In high school, one of his classmates, Alexandria, lost her how to cope with loss, and she came back to school the next didnt kill herself. nior, said two deans at his middle school changed his mindset by encouraging him to yell, scream, rant and pound the table instead of jumping to discipline him. cause my teachers didnt want to deal with me. his freshman year in high school, he served as class president. hand. because he would oftentimes go home to an empty fridge. He showed me in his position in how to lead and what serve you? Or What can I do to best help you? served as a Florida Cicerone and was the cabinet director of Florida class. Theyve been friends ever since. while she was going through some hard times. how great of a friend he is, she said. With him, Im not led STUDENT BODY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writer


MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 After her parents took refuge in the U.S. from Uganda in the 1980s, Shayli Patel has worked every day to make them proud. Theyve always taught me to do the best I can, Patel said. My mom and dad taught me whatever I wanted to do, do it with 110 percent. sister, Ishani. By the time Shayli Patel came to UF, she knew she wanted to get involved. She told me UF was an amazing place community, said Patel, who is running for vice president with Challenge Party. The UF economics junior ran with Access Party in Spring 2016 for a sophomore Senate seat and lost. In Summer 2016, she served in a replacement seat for Summer C and became the Minority Party Leader. Patel has been involved with the Indian lander American Affairs and has been a resident assistant. she believed in, it cost her a close friend. She was shocked to see her best friend making Islamophobic comments on Facebook the summer after her freshman year in high school, but she argued back. what I believe in, Patel said. Former Access Party President Praveen Varanasi met her in 2016 when the two were campaigning. He said he remembers seeing Patel drenched from rain but still standing outside trying to talk to students, walking them to class with her umbrella. Varanasi said Patel taught him how to be a better leader. I think that Shayli leads through compassion, she leads through love, she leads because she wants the best in people, not because she wants people to view her as the best, he said.David Enriquez went from living in a shack in Buena Vista, Cuba, to meeting former President Barack My American Dream was becoming true, the UF philosophy junior said. The Cuban immigrant said hed never forget when his mother told him theyd won the Cuban lottery to go to America. It was a bittersweet adventure for him when he hopped on the plane. He remembers looking out, only 6 years old, feeling his stomach sink. cult truth that no immigrant really wants to leave their shores, he said. can soil. I proudly call it my independence works were for me. Enriquez has served as the chief of staff to current Student Body Vice President Mario Agosto and is the vice president of programming in the Hispanic Student Association. Hes now running for vice president with Impact Party. experienced in Cuba, he said he learned about the responsibility to help others. For me, public service is not a pastime, its my career choice, Enriquez said. Enriquezs mentor, Stephen Sessums, said Enriquezs interests in religion, politics and philosophy grew since the moment they met, about seven years ago when he volunteered to be his mentor through the Hillsborough Education Foundation. He was quite ambitious to make his mark and consaid. Even though he was a leader, he was shy. But if you were to describe David, you wouldnt describe him as shy today.A forced to watch his father and uncle get assaulted. Desai was sitting in his grandfathers Indian spice shop, Fargo Trading, in Cape Town, South Africa, around closing time. Then, about six men walked in pretending to buy an item, drew their guns and demanded money. His uncle and father were beaten, he said. manded of anything of value. The two attacks inspired Desais family asked for a rubber and was given a detention. In Cape Town, a rubber meant an eraser. In 2012, Desai received protected status through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. able to express that Im a DACA student because I have that use any power I have to make sure I can be an advocate for people in the same situation that I am. tion. He was also president for Volunteers for International Student Affairs at UF. He is now running as Inspire Partys Student Body vice presidential candidate. Desais roommate, Nihir Patel, 21, met Desai in the Indian Student Associations freshman leadership experience. Hes been so welcoming, kind and caring, Patel said. Patel said hes learned a lot about dedication and planning from Desai. Patel, a UF computer science junior, said last spring when Desai was studying for the LSAT, hed get up at Hes always got his eyes two weeks, a month, two months ahead, he said.W Its always been a dream of mine to come here and really experience every single part of sixth grade class at Fort Clarke Middle School. The position allowed her to look outside of herself, she said. I learned that the students mattered more than the teachers, the 21-year-old said. It really changed my perspective. It taught me that Im a student leader and a Body treasurer with Challenge Party, has bring free menstrual products in different locations on campus. takes action for anything she believes in. Its the little things that Chase does that are huge things, Henderson, 21, said. Its important to make people feel uncomfortable because they need to question why, she said. thought to her friend Mariam Mohamed, who she met at 16 at a sleepover. They became best friends overnight. Mohamed Student Body treasurer. Shes always been a supernatural born leader, and she really cares about changing this school for the better, she said.While Stefan Sanguyos friends were focused on prom and graduation, he stayed up worrying about his parents health. Sanguyos father had a heart attack, and his mom was diagnosed with breast cancer during his desire to make his parents proud, he said. My mom has always given back to me and my brothers and supporting our family, Sanguyo, 20, said. This is why I wanted to go to college to make my family proud. As a freshman at UF, Sanguyo wanted to retreat into his room as he dealt with his moms illness. He said he never imagined hed run for UFs Student Body treasurer. I just knew I wanted to get involved and help other people, but I didnt know the magnitude of how far I would go, the UF criminology junior said. Sanguyo is currently a College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senator with Impact Party. Hes served multiple roles with the Asian American Student Pi Delta Psi chapter. American. He said in high school, people assumed he was the smartest in the room and would ask for help on group was when he decided he wanted to run for treasurer for Pi Delta Psi. Choi, a UF applied physiology and kinesiology senior, said Sanguyo has changed the game in the way It was kind of heartwarming to see how he stepped up to that challenge of taking responsibility at a younger age when most people shy away from it, he said.A minute when she was 15 years old. nosed with anorexia. Food was Bethencourts way to cope with her sister became obsessed with counting her calories. and those are also experiences Im very thankful for because they made me who I am today, the 20-year-old said. chelle Sanchez said she started to notice her sisters anorexia when they went on Bethencourts quinceaera cruise. At breakfast, Sanchez said she noticed Bethencourt was barely eating. It was a huge struggle, and the whole family had to walk on eggshells because its hard to identify with something youve never dealt with, Sanchez said. The way her younger sister handled her disorder shows her true character, she added. Bethencourt said the most important thing she learned from her disorder was to have a positive outlook on things. Nothing is going to be easy, and thats with everything you commit yourself to, Bethencourt said. It took two years for Bethencourt, a UF Innovation Academy telecommunications junior, to overcome her disorder, she said. At UF, she became a part of the Freshman Leadermittee. She sat in the sophomore seat of the Student Senate Impact Party. She was also involved in the Black Student Union. She is running for treasurer with Inspire Party. Ive been trying to be well-versed all over campus and multifaceted in all my involvement, Bethencourt said. STUDENT BODY VICE-PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES STUDENT BODY TREASURER CANDIDATESCHALLENGE IMPACT INSPIRE CHALLENGE IMPACT INSPIREWerther Sanguyo Bethencourt Desai Enriquez Patel


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Who was the last St. Louis Car dinals player before Jedd Gyorko in 2016 to hit 30-plus home runs in a season? 2. New York Yankees catcher Yogi Berra caught three no-hitters two by one pitcher. Name that pitcher. 3. In 2015, Saquon Barkley broke the Penn State freshman record for rushing yards (1,076). Who had held it? 4. When was the last time that the Houston Rockets swept a playoff series 4-0? 5. Name the last team before the Pittsburgh Penguins (2016, 2017) to win consecutive Stanley Cups, each time in six games. 6. When was the last time the U.S. mens team lost an individual backstroke final at the Olympics? 7. In 2017, golfer Cristie Kerr set a record for most career points for a U.S. team member at the Solheim Cup (21 points). Who had held the mark? Answers 1. Carlos Beltran had 32 home runs in 2012. 2. Allie Reynolds tossed both in 1951. 3. D.J. Dozier rushed for 1,002 yards as a freshman in 1983. 4. The Rockets swept Orlando in the 1995 NBA Finals. 5. The Philadelphia Flyers, in 1974 and 1975. 6. It was 1992. 7. Juli Inkster had 18.5 points in her Solheim Cup career. Paula Creamer (19.5 points) also passed Inkster in 2017. 2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc. February 19, 2018King Features Weekly Service 16 Health Services 20 Events/Notices 24 Pets


Florida pitcher Aleshia Ocasio gave up a walkoff home run in 11th inning of Sunday's matchup with Louisiana, ending UF's eight-game winning streak, pg. 14 Florida shot 5 under after Day 1 of the event held in New Orleans. Sophomore Sierra Brooks led the team with a score of 3 under, followed by sophomore Marta Perez at 2 under. Michigan State is one stroke behind Florida for second place. Round 2 of the competition starts this morning. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 Morgan McMullenSports Writer Sophomore pitcher Tyler Dyson spiked his pitch into the dirt. The ball skipped between his right, allowing Sienas Brendan Conley to advance to third. Conley had initially reached base because pitch to Conley that grazed his elbow. Dyson needed help. The encouragement started from the crowd, circling the bleachers. Lets go, Tyler! Maldonado. Come on, Dye! The ball struck aluminum and came right the run. While Dyson struggled with command of his fastball, the Gators offense let loose on its way the Saints on Sunday afternoon at McKethan Stadium. Dyson ended his afternoon after six innings while compiling three strikeouts. He also hit Siena shortstop Marcos Campos WOMEN'S BASKETBALLBy Justin AhlumSports Writer but the bottom of the net and giving the third quarter. It was one of Andersons two over Vanderbilt. The contest belonged to the Gators veterans, as they stole the show from forwards Haley Lorenzen and Paulina Hersler and guard Gabby Seiler were thank them for their contributions. (Its) exciting for our seniors to be able to go out like this, coach Cameron deserve it. Theyre special young ladies number of areas. scoring attack was led by its starting UF cruises past Vanderbilt for home victory on Senior Day "I got kind of out of sync and was pushing the ball a little bit," he said. SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 15 Show the draft! Thats how I feel about Game format. I like that the league is trying to shake things up. bunch of dunks, threes and not a lick of defense. People want to see a more competitive game than win for the Western Conference, its third in a row and seventh victory in the last nine years. ancy? lectees, regardless of what conference they play in. The prize money for the winning team was also increased to $100,00 per roster member, incentivizing a more competitive game. missioner Adam Silver a solid A for his effort to create a more The draft with LeBron and Steph was never televised! erous. Some people have argued that the draft shouldnt be shown so that the players who tected. Seriously? Ill say it again. Seriously?! Its not like the actual draft order wont come out eventually. In fact, there are reports that big men Al Horford and LaMarcus Aldridge, who have a Dear Adam Silver: Show the All-Star draft, pleaseHuang Story Short / Opinion SEE COLUMN, PAGE 15 SEE W-BBALL PAGE 15 Andrew Huangtwitter: @AndrewJHuang


14 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018MENS BASKETBALLBy Jake DreilingerSports WriterAs Vanderbilt guard Riley LaChances second free-throw attempt bounced off the rim, guard Joe Toye sprinted into position, jumped up and brought down the rebound. With 2:04 left in the game and down by only one point, the Commodores had another chance to take the lead. Nearly 11 seconds later, that second chance turned into an easy layup from the top of the key, as LaChance blew by UF guard Chris Chiozza and drove to the basket uncontested. Gators looked like a different team than at the beginning of the game. First half, I thought we guarded at a really high level, UF coach Mike White said. We were in a position to potentially steal one. season maintaining intensity throughout the game. For the most part this season, the Gators have games approached the midway point, the other team typically creeps back into the game. And it usually starts with the Gators defense. On Saturday, LaChance, who was limited to just in the frame. In the last seven minutes, LaChance made two three-pointers, 3-of-4 free throws and a crucial layup with just under two minutes left, leaving White and the Gators with no answer for the senior guard. Hes really good, and we cant allow those backoff threes that he shoots, White said. We were trying to make him bounce the basketball. the stretch, the Gators struggle to record a basket when needed. In the last seven minutes against the Commolast-second three-pointers in the process. Narrowing it down, after LaChance took the lead, Florida missed four shots that wouldve either lechovs missed jump shot or guard Jalen Hudsons layup that bounced off the rim. If youre gonna steal one on the road, White said, you got to make a layup. Floridas inconsistency has plagued it this season, something it will need to sort out before the like a different team. With tough matchups against Tennessee, AuIts not puzzling because its who we are, White said. The only thing consistent about this team is our inconsistency. @DreilingerJake jdreilinger@alligator.orgWhite: Only thing consistent about UF is inconsistency GYMNASTICSBy Alana GomezSports WriterIn what was supposed to be a series every event, a thought that didnt escape her mind even as she wrapped up her last event of the night. The fall resulted in a 2. of the meets four events, Floridas balance beam rotation stood out as it featured both an individual achievement and misstep. I feel we are still moving in the right direction, coach Jenny Rowland said in a release. We had to count a fall, but on the other events, we showed big strides. Though McMurtry didnt post a top the duration of her performance was overshadowed by the sound of a home Georgia crowd celebrating Sydney Sneads 10.0 on mann said. I just tried to tell myself (the West Virginia. Similar to her most recent sophomore Rachel Gowey and junior Alicia adapt is Rowland. I know she heard it, Rowland said. She didnt let anything get to her really proud of her. Arkansas on Feb. 23, Rowland remains provements in its routines. on, Rowland said. And we will work out those little bumps. @alanaa_gomez Balance beam bringing both highs and lows for Gators gymnastsSOFTBALLBy Mari FaielloSports WriterPitcher Aleshia Ocasio bent over and picked up some clay on the mound with her right hand. her last pitch of the game, trying to keep herself composed 11 innings into the Gators matchup against Louisiana. However, that calm demeanor on the mound changed to one of disappointment dy Chaumont blast a home run toward left center Sunday afternoon in Lafayette, handing UF its hit and two runs allowed one unearned. Three innings into the game, the Gators and the Ragin Cajuns were tied 2-2, but both teams Ocasio, who took control of the circle in the Gators to get a hit after they recorded two hits in the top of the third. In the top of the ninth, utility player and catchthe middle, but it wasnt enough for the Gators to get back on the scoreboard by the end of the inning. One of the highlights of Sundays game was in the bottom of the 10th when Ragin Cajuns shortright in front of second base. slung the ball across the diamond to third baseas she slid through the base. gave Florida enough momentum to score another run in the top of the 11th with the help of second baseman Hannah Adams. With Ocasio already on second base, Adams time to run home and put the Gators up 3-2. Chaumonts two-run bomb in the bottom of the 11th, however, ended the game on a walk-off. series 2-1 overall, dominating Saturdays doubleheader against the Oakland Golden Grizzlies at @faiello_mari Will Clewis / Alligator StaffChris Chiozza allowed Vanderbilt guard Riley LaChance to drive past him for a go-ahead layup with less than two minutes remaining in Saturdays 71-68 loss. FLORIDAS TOP PERFORMERSOF Amanda Lorenz 2-for-6, 2 RBIs OF/P Aleshia Ocasio 2-for-4, 2 Runs; 7.1 IP, 6 Ks, 2 ER C Janell Wheaton 1-for-4, 1 Run


sending his batting helmet spinning to the dirt in the top of the third. JJ Schwarz jogging to the mound for some quick encouragement from the senior captain. Theres some things that I need to tweak a little bit, Dyson said. A couple of times today, I got kind of out of sync and was pushing the ball a little bit. While he may not have brought his best stuff to the mound, Dyson still threw his fastball at a consistent 92-93 mph while sparingly using his 82-mph changeup. He was a little off, to be honest, coach Kevin OSullivan said. I would bet that youre gonna see a much better Dyson next weekend. Florida started off the scoring in the from designated hitter Keenan Bell that the game 2-of-3 from the plate with four RBIs, hammering a home run into Siena's ning. Keenans a legitimate power bat in the middle of the order, OSullivan said. Heading into the bottom of the sixth with a 7-1 lead, the Gators' offense wasnt UF sent nine men to the plate before the The frame featured a bases-loaded wild pitch, a balk and three extra-base hits. Reese's bases-clearing double to rightnine runs in the sixth. He ended the game going 2-for-4 from the plate with four RBIs, a walk and two runs scored. third out, the game had morphed into a 16-1 dismantling of the Saints. I think its a testament to a long offseason and a lot of hard work, Reese said. I was really impressed with our offense, obviously. I dont remember putting up 19 runs, I think, since Ive been here. Florida closed out the game with freshman right-handers Tommy Mace and Hunter McMullen in the eighth and ninth, respectively. The two combined for four strikeouts and allowed just one hit. The Gators have Monday off before returning to McKethan Stadium to face Florida Atlantic on Tuesday night at 6. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15BASEBALL, from pg 13Dyson allowed one run through six innings Floridas Top Opening Weekend PerformersP Brady Singer P Jackson Kowar C/1B JJ Schwarz 2B Blake Reese 7 IP, 8 Ks, 0 ER 7 IP, 10 Ks, 2 ER 5-for-12, 1 HR, 3 RBIs 7-for-12, 4 Doubles, 5 RBIs 16 shooting. She was lights out from behind the arc on Sunday, draining 7-of-13 shots from deep. When asked about her recent success (21.8 points per game in the credit to the rest of her teammates and coaches. They gave me so much conThey were on my back through thick and thin. The seniors who saw the court Anderson, Lorenzen and Hersler combined for 50 points and four triples on Sunday. Lorenzen also collected 11 rebounds, good enough for her 12th double-double of the year, while Anderson We shot the ball really, really well, Lorenzen said. And I think thats what helped open up the inside a lot. Weve gotten really good at passing the ball inside, and my teammates just delivered the ball in great spots in the right moments. Sophomore guard Delicia Washington didnt reach the douwith a triple-double while battling an ankle sprain. She scored nine points, collected nine rebounds and dished out eight assists in the contest, despite doubt lingering over her readiness prior to the game. play her was made about 20 minutes before the opening tip. she was gonna play. But thats just the mind over matter that shes grown to have. That maturity level from her this year has been fantastic for us. Florida also controlled the battle on the boards, out-rebounding Vanderbilt 48-29 and grabbing 12 offensive rebounds in the process. The Gators might have celebrated their seniors on Sunday, but there is still one more home game on the schedule. This Thursday, they will welcome anTennessee comes to Gainesville meeting of the year. home game, Floridas seniors enjoyed the day, grabbed a victory, snapped a six-game losing streak and were sent off in style. I couldnt be more grateful than to be battling with these girls every single day, Lorenzen said. Im very grateful and very blessed to be a Gator. @justinn_case1 jahlum@alligator.orgW-BBALL, from pg 13Anderson, Lorenzen, Hersler combine for 50 points vs. VandyAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFlorida guard Dyandria Anderson scored 16 points and added four assists in UF's 88-71 win over Vanderbilt on Sunday. total of 11 All-Star appearances between them, were the last two picks in this years pickup-style draft. said. Thats OK. See? Thats OK. Its alright to be the last of 22 All-Star picks (26 if you count the four players who were replaced due to injuries after the initial list was released) because all of whom are among the worlds best at the game of basketball that didnt make the cut. Honestly, are these guys egos so fragile that they cant handle the general public knowing that they werent a top pick? To me, this is where the prove em mindset comes in handy. Aside from that, I want to see the players reactions as it happens. I want to see Kyrie Irvings face as he is selected by former teammate LeBron James. I want to see how Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant react when James picks the two former OKC teammates. the draft. Let me know, Mr. Silver. COLUMN, from pg 13


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