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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator GATORS COLLAPSE IN FINAL HOME GAMEFloridas womens basketball team scored two points in the third quarter on the way to a 28-point loss to UT, pg. 14Read coverage of the Tallahassee march A survivor of the shooting plans on attending UF, pg. 9Impact Party swept SG Spring electionsThey took the execute ticket and majority of Student Senate seats, pg. 5 VOLUME 112 ISSUE 62Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida AN UNEXPECTED LEADERElliott Nasby / Alligator By Jessica Giles Alligator Staff WriterDespite controversial tweets made by Dinesh DSouza following the Parkland school shooting last week, student group Young Americans for Freedom still plan to invite him to speak on campus this April. DSouza, a conservative author day after mocking survivors of the shooting in a series of tweets regarding the Florida legislatures decision to vote down a bill that would ban of the organization still plans to invite DSouza to speak on campus on April 12, according to its website. ganization wrote in a Facebook message. Americans for Freedom is proud to and speaker Dinesh DSouza, the organization wrote in a statement. the speaker at this time, so the event passed a resolution Jan. 23 that gave DSouza speaking event, according the money for the event came from. Stoneman Douglas student, who talked to media, coached and also a bit deranged. He tweeted President dia-manufactured theatrics. About two hours later, he shared an article about Florida lawmakers who rejected a bill to ban assault rifollowed up with another tweet with a picture of the students hearing the decision from lawmakers and wrote, them to get summer jobs. He apologized the next day. ulation, my tweet was insensitive to students who lost friends in a terrible tragedy. Im truly sorry, he tweeted. said its members were praying for the victims and families of the shooting. students on the importance of our constitutional freedoms including the second amendment, the statement reads. nior, believes they should rescind DSouzas invitation. step in and prevent DSouza from speaking, hes not sure they have the power. If they were unable to stop Richard Spencer from speaking, then Dinesh DSouza is small potatoes compared to Richard Spencer, he said. By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterRupert Heard used to sleep with a knife by his side. lived in an abandoned building off Southwest 13th Street, he wanted to be prepared in case he needed to defend himself. Stuck alone in a place that wasnt his, he felt trapped in a lifestyle he never expected. I felt overwhelmed, like I didnt have was a sense of hopelessness. For about a week he drifted, hungry and alone in the November cold, until he followed up with a friend who recommended Dignity Village, a homeless tent community Gainesville Regional Airport. Now, Heard ends each night around a friends. He wakes up in his neon yellow tent, resting for a second before he uses the camps old kettle to brew his famous cup of coffee. A toast to Gainesville, Heard says over his raised coffee cup before reciting a daily prayer. Although he never expected to be homeless, Heard said providing for his fellow Dig-UF group to bring speaker who mocked Parkland survivors At homeless camp, a man has become a leader to support others SEE FEATURE, PAGE 8FEATURE FRIDAY: GATORS COLLAPSE IN FINAL HOME GAME to a passed a resolution Jan. 23 that gave

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Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators alligator.org/calendarLocal Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENINGMy Fulbright in 7 Minutes UF Fulbright Programs invites everyone to My Fulbright in 7 Minutes from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the UF International Center in The Hub. To RSVP, please email UFFulbrightRSVP@gmail.com. For more information, email mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu. Spring Fling GatorNights A Spring Fling GatorNights will be held Friday at the Reitz Union. Hypnotist Daniel James will perform and the film "Coco" will be playing. GatorNights is always Friday, always free for UF students with their Gator 1 Card at the Reitz Union from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Gay Movie Night: TaeKwondo The Gay Community Center of North Florida will hold a viewing of the movie at 7:30 p.m. today at 3131 NW 13 St. Gay Movie Night is on the last Friday of each month. A $2 donation is requested to cover cost of snacks. Got something going on? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jtavel@alligator.org. To request publication, please model your submission after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 62NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor alligatorSports.org Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chiefs Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff 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:

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 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. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterThe newly opened Taco Bell, located at 1404 W. University Ave., will host an event from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. The restaurant will offer 50-cent tacos T-shirts, said Kayla Lampp, the Mexican Its kind of like to tell them, you know, and were ready for them now, she said. However, customers still have to wait cantina doesnt have an anticipated date for a liquor license yet, Lampp said. said shes a loyal customer so she plans Im, like, kind of obsessed with Taco Bell, she said. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgCantina-style Taco Bell to By Sabrina ConzaAlligator Contributing WriterBite Squad, the website and mobile app that allows users to order food for delivery, added 20 new restaurant locations in Gainesville. Company spokesperson pany now offers delivery from a total of 97 restaurants in Gainesville. The additions include house Subs. The company delivers up to 7 miles from the restaurants location, and its most popular restaurant partners in the city are Piesanos and Gators Dockside, she said. She said the company Gainesville launch in February 2017 and expects to conWe want to have food for whatever mood our customers are in that can be delivered to their door, she said. she uses Bite Squad weekly so shes excited that for more restaurant options available. it more because I only have more options, she said. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff Writer a police report. At about 10:30 p.m., near the intersection of Northwest 19th Street and Northwest First Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity and University LuJohn Hines wrote in an email. Each cone was worth odzinski was taken to the Alachua County Jail and later released after for comment. -*** Juan Nicolas Pacheco, 20, was arrested after police responded to a call about someAt about 4 a.m. on the Northwest side of Ben Hill was found covered in vomport. He told police he had the report. Inside, police saw a Maryland drivers licence in the front clear slot. Its fake. Its fake, Pacheco told police, port. wrote in an email. He could not be reached for comment. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.org Jagodzinski Pacheco

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4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 By Sabrina ConzaAlligator Contributing Writer every diets needs, from anyone whos on a keto diet to people who are allergic to gluten. Its so good, the UF alumnus said, his wife eats it three times a week. So he decided to pitch the idea on one of his favorite TV shows, Shark Tank. Eight months later, the UF alumnus and his product, Palmini, will be featured on Shark Tank at 10 p.m. Sunday on ABC. He will ask the sharks, famous investors, to invest $300,000 for 10 percent of his company. Tejada graduated with a masters degree in business administration When he applied to the show through email in June, he didnt expect to hear back. But the next day, he got a call. I was extremely excited, he said. I started jumping around because its one of those things that you dont think is possible until it happens. Tejada said he founded his company, chia products online, as well as the main product he marketed on the show, Palmini, which he created last year. Its a noodle made out of the vegetable heart of palm, Tejada said. Its a pasta alternative for those looking for a healthy option or people with dietary restrictions preventing them from eating pasta. He said a 75 gram serving has 15 calories, 3 grams of carbohydrates, no sugar Barilla, a popular pasta brand, has about Tejada said he knew his pitch had to half of the pitches the sharks hear get aired. So he had his friend dress up as a can for the pitch to get the investors attention, particularly Mark Cuban. The multibillionaire has experience in food and is the most Although Tejada said he couldnt reveal if he got a deal with a shark, he wants to encourage entrepreneurs to apply for the show. It was an awesome experience, and I had a lot of fun while doing it, he said. cal science senior, said he watches Shark Tank a few times a month and thinks its good publicity for UF to have an alumnus on the show. He said he thinks Tejadas product is a good idea and plans to research it after the show airs. Its good to be conscious of what youre eating, he said. UF alumnus to pitch lowcalorie pasta on Shark Tank THE GROUP HAS RAISED MORE THAN $4,500 IN THREE DAYS. By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterAs Brandon Taylor scrolled down the list of those killed in the Parkland shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, he didnt expect to see the name of a 15-year-old student he used to tutor. ing sophomore, tutored then 10-year-old Peter Wang at the Kumon Math and Reading Center in Coral Springs, Florida. He was just one of the happiest kids ever, Taylor said. He was there learning stuff beyond his years. He couldnt be happier about it. Peter, 15, died as he held the door open for his fellow students to escape, according to the New York Times. The violence was close to organizing a bus trip for students to attend the March For Our Lives in Washington D.C., a nato enact gun reform and to support victims, on In the past, everybody knew about it, but nothing happened, he said. Now everybody knows about it, and everybody will have to listen. Taylor is raising money for the buses needed to make the trip on GoFundMe. His goal is $15,000, and he already raised more than Any extra money will be donated to the Broward Education Foundations GoFundMe campaign to raise money for victims and their families, Taylor said. omore, posted on Facebook asking students if they were interested in a bus trip from UF to D.C. The group is also looking into organizing The post received more than 300 likes and 150 comments from students interested in both hosting a local march and traveling to D.C. I wanted to bring UF to help support Parkland and help end gun violence in America, she said. Parkland really should be the last mass shooting. The tragedy also mobilized her roommate more. She said the outpour of national support encourages her to make it to the march and seek justice for gun violence victims. It makes me feel good to know that people around the country, like strangers I dont even know, are donating to our cause just to get UF students to march for our rights, Tiplea said. The Stoneman Douglas students who organized the #NeverAgain movement against gun violence give her hope. Young people are powerful, and we shouldnt be discredited just because were young, she said.UF students raising money to march in D.C. for gun reform

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Christina Morales, David Hoffman and Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WritersMinutes after Ian Green won the Student Government presidential election for Impact Party, his friends congratulated and hugged him, and his mom wiped the tears that streamed down his face with a tissue. and my parents for supporting me, Green said. Ive worked so hard for this, and I cant wait to get to work. Green, along with his running mate, David Enriquez, won the Spring SG election. They will become the next Student Body president and vice president, respectively, after getting a total of 5,971 votes, or 59.25 percent, of the 10,381 ballots cast over the course of two days. Impacts treasurer candidate, Stefan Sanguyo, won with 5,694 votes, or 57.8 percent of the total. Erica Baker, supervisor of election, wrote in an email 6,484 votes cast Tuesday, 3,897 votes cast Wednesday and 25 students voted using absentee ballots. This is 3,512 more votes than Spring 2017, when only 6,869 students voted, according to Alligator archives. Of the 50 Senate seats for academic colleges up for vote, Impact won 36, Inspire Party won 14 and Challenge Party won none. This is the third consecutive year Impact won the executive dent was elected as Student Body president. Inspires president and vice president candidates, Revel Lubin and Bijal Desai, received 2,715 votes, or 26.94 percent of the vote. Challenges candidates Janae Moodie and Shayli Patel received 1,312 votes, or 13.02 percent of the vote. Alyssa Bethencourt, Inspires treasurer candidate, got 3,021 votes, or 30.67 percent of the total. Chase Werther of Challenge received 1,065 votes, or 10.81 percent of the total. More than 200 students crowded into the Reitz Union Atrium to with nervous jitters, members from each party put their tension aside and wished each other luck. Before the results were announced, they chanted. I-M-P-A-C-T. Impact is for you and me. Inspire. Its time. Together, we shine. Hey hey, ho ho. Challenge the status quo. Sanguyo embraced his running mates as the room echoed with shouts after Baker announced Impact took the treasurer seat. Im excited to work for the Student Body, he said. I really hope I dont let the students down. The room silenced before Baker called out the winners of the presidential and vice presidential ticket Ian Green and David Enriquez. Greens mom, Val Green, his dad, Vince Green, his younger sister, Olivia Green, his godmother, Pam Prier from Jacksonville and his girlfriend, Lauren Milgrim, stood by his side the entire night decked out in Impact T-shirts reading, The Future is Green. It was a long six-hour drive from Marietta, Georgia for the Green family, but Val Green said they couldnt miss the election. Im very excited to come and support Ian and be a part of a very historic election, Val said. When Baker announced Enriquez won, his eyes got watery and he couldnt stop jumping up and down. I want to thank the community behind me, my Latino community, he said. Revel Lubin locked arms with a row of Inspire members and looked up as the election results were announced. The Inspire crowd stood silent as Impact was called again and again to claim Senate seats. Lubin remained with his arms locked, staring up and nodding. He leaned over to hug Alyssa Bethencourt after she lost the treasurer seat to Impacts Stefan Sanguyo. Bethencourt, a UF Innovation Academy telecommunication junior, smiled as other party members showered her in hugs. In that moment, Bethencourt said she felt relief and pride, not disappointment. More than anything, Im proud of the party, the 20-year-old said. Im just grateful for the opportunity. After losing by one vote last semester in the District C election, Bianka Ramirez, a philosophy and economics junior and Inspire candidate, returned to the ballot as a Liberal Arts and Sciences candidate. She lost again by fewer than 80 votes. She held hands with fellow Inspire running mates Jessica Zheng and Luke Morris when it was announced Impact won the seven Liberal Arts and Sciences Senate seats. This is more fuel for me, the 20-year-old said. Im never going to stop. Bijal Desai said hes proud of Inspires campaign and platform, which included advocating for a sexual assault reporting program. We stood for what we stood for. We fought for what we fought for, he said. We brought what we felt the biggest issues on campus are to the forefront. Inspire gathered at the patio area by the Reitz pond to give each other hugs and words of encouragement. Lubin spoke to his fellow party members and told them to look up at the stars in the sky. It always takes a certain amount of darkness to see the star, he said, quoting a Martin Luther King Jr. sermon. Lubin said his party members should be proud of their hard work and keep faith in their vision for UF. Inspire senators will continue to share their ideas as the minority party in SG, he said. Lubin said he would run for Student Body president again, if thats what God has planned for him. I dont take a loss as a loss. Its a lesson learned, he said. Theres beauty in it. With three parties on the ballot, there was a question of how that would impact the votes. Inspire President Ben Lima said it is impossible to tell if Challenge split the vote. This is a democracy, he said. Sometimes theres going to be multiple parties, and thats the reality of party politics. Thats the reality of what the semester was. Lima said Inspire does not intend to merge parties with Challenge but is open to accepting Challenge members with open arms. Inspire is here to stay, he said. About an hour after the results were announced and Challenge didnt win a single seat, Janae Moodie said she still felt victory in her heart. Moodies smile didnt fade as she read the results with her mother, Marcia, 60, who took a West Palm Beach to Gainesville on Wednesday to support her daughter. I feel like I got my freedom on January 9th when I resigned, she said. In the end, we still stood up for what was right and what was different this doesnt feel like a loss. Marcia, who wore three Challenge stickers on her navy blue and white-striped dress, said she was proud of her 21-year-old daughter. Ill always be proud of her, she said. Holding back tears, Shayli Patel said she still had hope for an independent movement. Patel, Challenges candidate for vice president, said she still plans OConnell Center and access to free menstrual products. students when we stand together united, the 21-year-old economics junior said. We started this to bring about change, and that feeling wont go away any time soon. Challenge spokesperson Wayne Selogy said Wednesday night was not the end of the party by any means. Selogy said hes aware people might accuse Challenge of stealing votes away from Inspire in light of Impacts sweeping victories. In a true democracy, everyone has the right to give it their fair shot, and thats exactly what we did, he said. Impact Party sweeps SG election third year in a rowA total of 10,381 students voted 3,512 more than Spring 2017Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffStudent Body President-elect, Ian Green, 22, and Student Body Vice President-elect, David Enriquez, 20, cheer as Impact Party wins the executive ticket at the Reitz Union. Will Clewis / Alligator StaffInspire Party members stand together while the Student Government Spring election results are announced at the Reitz Union on Wednesday night.

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The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Editorial Column FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions After you dodge the gaggle of fraternity men, begging you to give them the I voted sticker youll get after casting your The friendly older woman at the desk hands you a red card Oddly enough, however, the ballot doesnt say what you Darts & LaurelsHearts were shattered this Tuesday when members of the Florida House Republicans dart This callous decision, however, only served as fuel for those these students and the others who have been advocating for stricter gun laurel award our second laurel to Trump the students who chose not to vote, we award our second and last dart Politically fueled late-night TV will not last foreverL years ago, it satiated the same need that nential growth of other nightly entertainment and that he doesnt really even care that much about culture, something that I imagine is quite the lent years, Fallon will, at the minimum, be able to take it served as a lighthearted source of laughter and fun, if society and the world at large are crumbling down, nobody wants to be reminded of it by a comedian on Abstaining from this trend for cash and instead Andrew Hall is a UF management senior. His column focuses on entertainment.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Andrew Hallopinions@alligator.org

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 This time four years ago, I was taking last-minute tours of campuses across the country, and there was something that made UFs tours different. Was it the orange and blue? Was it that classic, mid-tour Gainesville rain shower? Close, but no I noticed UF doesnt pay their tour guides. UF is not a perfect institution, and it doesnt make you a hater to think or say that. As my time here is coming to a close, both inside and outside of class. Ive never been a Florida Cicerone. I never applied and I never even considered applying. I love UF, but being a Cicerone is unpaid work. I chose instead to apply to be a 2016 Preview staffer. This choice was centive. As much as the campus loves the Preview program, not a lot of students know Preview staffers are paid. This matters. To be honest, I wouldnt have applied to Preview if it didnt pay. You have to take and pay for a 3-credit, 4000-level class in the Spring, and then spend three months of your summer working your swampy butt off. To me, that sounds like we deserve compensation. Ive had a job since I was 14 years old, and paying Preview staffers made it feasible for me to apply. for low-income students to get involved students who wouldnt be able to commit their summers for free. Involvement culture at UF disturbs me in a number of ways. One being the way it rhetorically encodes unpaid labor for the university as Gator pride. The attitude strikes me as elitist you can love something and still need money to live. Unpaid labor takes privilege, and we need to see students without privilege given the opportunity to participate and succeed in every dimension of campus life. If major involvement opportunities at UF, like the Florida Cicerones, are serious about having a diverse group of students, theyre doing themselves a disservice by closing the door to students who love UF but have to work to be here. Across the nation, tour guides at other institutions are paid. At our public-education rivals like the University of California, Berkeley, the University of Michigan and yes, even Florida State University, pay their tour guides. This is a small bar to clear. There doesn't need to be a big dispute. If the Alumni Association is serious about representing UF, they need to start paying the students who do the footwork for them. We owe it to incoming Gators to make this change before they ever knew there was such a gap. Andrew Cushen is a UF Spanish senior.$202 million. Thats how much money Black Panther made in its opening weekfor the weekend of Feb. 16 to Feb. 18 only made $17 million. Black Panther is the all time and is rated 97 percent fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, an American review website for yet myself, but the outstanding opening weekcasts about to hit theaters like A Wrinkle in Time and Crazy Rich Asians. color. Unfortunately, this alone hasnt been a convincing enough argument for Hollywood to Movies with a predominately black, Hispanic or Asian American cast were thought to only appeal to those communities, and any es immense pressure to perform well. If they dont, the instance could be used to prove this outdated and discriminatory idea that media representing minorities with a diverse cast cant fail because they run the risk of becoming the reason that others dont even get a chance. Black Panther shows black movies can sell to a wide audience, even internationally. This achievement counters the long-held Holwhich executives have used as an excuse to Theyve similarly used the idea that actors of color arent well-known and therefore wont bring in as much revenue as an excuse to calls for a person of color, roles are often still given away to white actors. As a result, actors of color must clamor for the few roles that are available. Even when a project breaks out to the mainstream, it has to be outstanding in order to show its really worth the effort for Hollywood decision-makers to go out of their way to cast actors who arent white. Margaret Chos All-Amershow that fell short of its expectations. It premiered in 1994, and it was groundbreaking at the time due to its portrayal of an Asian American family at a time when Asians review of the show that was later used to show that Asian Americans didnt support All-American Girl, and that it should be canceled, according to an article written by Yang 20 years later for Quartz. After All-American Girl was canceled in 1995, the next sitcom with an Asian American cast came 20 years later it was Fresh Off the Boat. opportunities for a marginalized group for decades. The cast feels the pressure to pave the way for their community. When you see yourself represented, you want so desperately to like it, youre willing to give it multiple chances to be good. Anything other than loyally watching the episodes feels traitorous. This is how I felt watching Dr. Ken, another Asian American family sitcom that premiered after Fresh Off the Boat and was later canceled. Black Panther shows a black team behind and in front of the camera can be a winning combination, at home and abroad. This is ultimately a step toward a more inclusive media. Some have criticized "Black Panther" itself as being racist and have even created campaigns committed to taking down the Black Panther Rotten Tomatoes rating. This raises the question when was the last time you quesnormal, isnt it? Even though operating in an all-white world is completely unrealistic, lets think critically about our media and support increased opportunities for actors of color. I hope youll all join me in supporting Black Panther this weekend. Nicole Dan is a UF political science and journalism senior. Her column focuses on race and culture.UF must start paying its tour guides, stop marketing unpaid labor as Gator pride'Black Panther' shows movies starring minorities can sell to a wide audienceColumn Column Andrew Cushenopinions@alligator.org Nicole Danopinions@alligator.org

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8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 at the camp about eight months ago and after three months living there, Heard was voted the new leader of his group of three. his friends warm. In the summer, he waits in line for place, a homeless shelter. Residents of the campgrounds, which are set up er and form their own self-governed groups, clushis laughter. Even residents outside of Heards small ery day because Heard has a better living room, and a good ceiling fan. said Steve, who declined to give his last name. nam veteran who says he plans to stay at Dignity until he dies, is one of the two other members of Heards camp. Wheelchair-bound and suffering from him survive. He helps me every day, and I appreciate it, really Heard moved into Dignity around the time the camps previous leader, Pete, was about to be voted ing it on liquor instead of groceries. As Pete ignored his responsibilities, Heard started Even the people who are often forgotten about need someone in their corner, Heard said. It was imit. House, visits Heard and others every Wednesday evening, passing out bananas and peanut butter sandwiches with volunteers. Gailey has been coming out since Dignity and told his group to stay put. cusing each other of stealing from anothers pile of few owed dollars, Steve said. That night, however, police werent called. Instead, Heard intervened. cause youve got alcohol involved, youve got who Heards life was upended about a year ago when by a younger employee in the meat section, he said. He couldnt afford his monthly rent and was evicted. When that happened, it was as if all his past troubles, including his history of substance abuse, became overwhelming. Heard said he started to lose hope. tive things hes doing for his camp and neighbors. the place where I plan to stop. Im going to continue to be who I am, the fabric of my personality, and the @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgElliott Nasby / Alligator Rupert Heard, 55, smiles in front of his new tent that was donated earlier this month by UF Christian Campus House. At the homeless camp, Heard helps the others get by.Lindsay Crown / Alligator Staff Dignity Village resident Rupert Heard, 55, uses a cooler to keep perishable items from going bad, and plastic bins to store unrefrigerated items. FEATURE, from pg. 1Rupert Heard hopes he can leave a positive legacy at the camp

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 SHAPES rf 28 28 26 26 27 27 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733NYX, Hair Pieces Extensions, Wigs Newberry Square location NOW OPENARCHER BEAUTY By Jimena TavelAlligator Staff Writer About a month ago, Ariana Ortega wanted to study at UF after she graduated from high school because of its high-quality education. When she opened the acceptance letter Feb. 9, she screamed, jumped up and down and hugged her mom. But everything changed Feb. 14, when 17 people were shot and killed in her high school, Marjory Stoneman Douglas, in Parkland, Florida. One of her best friends, 16-year-old Carmen Schentrup, died in the carnage. Carmen had planned to attend UF in Fall, Ariana said. In the days since Carmens death, Ariana has found a new reason to become a Gator: to dreams of walking across Turlington Plaza or cheering for the Orange and Blue from the Ben It feels right, said the 17-year-old, who plans to major in industrial engineering. I know Carmen wanted to go there really bad, so being there it just feels right. Ariana was one of the hundreds of students who marched to advocate for stricter gun laws in Tallahassee on Wednesday. About 5,000 people attended the march, according to one of ing the crowd of protesters. Before Carmen became a victim before her name became a symbol for gun control friend in seventh grade when Ariana moved to Parkland. Carmen was also new in town. We bonded instantly, Ariana said. From there, we helped each other adjust. On Wednesday, joined by other students from her high school, Ariana met with state legislators before marching with hundreds of *** Zach Randolph, a 15-year-old Stoneman Douglas sophomore, rode a bus from South Florida to the states Capitol to protest. Prepped in white tennis shoes that had the names of all of the 17 victims written on them and an NC scribbled on the soles to represent Nikolas Cruz, Zach said he was there for Jaime Guttenberg, a 14-year-old who died at the shooting. Jaime was Jesses sister, and Jesse is Zachs best friend. Zach said he wrote NC under his shoes to step on him every time he walks. to his side as he gripped a sign in his other hand that read, We are the spark that will After hiding for more than two hours in a peer counseling room at Stoneman Douglas the day of the shooting, Zach said he called Jesse to check in on him. Jesse said he hadnt heard from Jaime yet. Zach assured his friend that his sister must be safe with other teachers. Maybe they didnt let her go on her phone, he told Jesse. Its going to take a while to spot her out of 3,000 students. Later that night, however, Zachs mom got a phone call. It was Jesses mom, Zach said. Jaime died. When he heard the words, a blinding rage took over him. He turned and punched a wall. Im just mad at the whole situation, he said. Its unreal. It wasnt sadness he felt after Jaimes death, he said, but anger. Anger at the people who let it happen. The march in Tallahassee was his way of demanding change. And the shooter, Nikolas Cruz? Hes angry at him, too. I hope he rots in a cell, Zach said. The death penalty is too easy for him. *** Ginger Schantz of Gainesville, is a mother of two school-aged children. She drove to rally for gun control and support students like Zach who are going through the unimaginable. There are no words, the 53-year-old said. I dont have a vocabulary to describe the depth of sadness and fear the depth of emotion that you could experience as a mother thinking of something like that happening to your children. After Schantz found out about the march on Facebook, she immediately started recruiting politically active friends, she said. After the stay-at-home mom prepared breakfast and packed lunch for her kids Wednesday morning, she reminded them she would be driving up to protest. She gave them the contact information of their back-up mom, who would be their emergency contact during school. Schantzs husband also happened to be out of town for the day. She convinced three fellow mothers to join her, and all four of them did what moms do on road trips talk about their children. They put themselves in the Parkland mothers positions eager to support the victims, she said. As she and the other moms marched to the state capitol, a sea of teenagers surrounded Theyre fearless, she said of the students. Theyre going to take this problem head on. *** Once she becomes a freshman at UF, Ariana wont have to explain how she had been alarm went off for the second time Feb. 14. She wont have to recall how she heard siadministrators were rushing her off campus. When she meets Stoneman Douglas alumni at UF, she wont need to reveal how she cried and clung onto a friend when she discovered someone they knew had been injured during the shooting. When she recounts that experience now her experience during the high school shooting on Valentines Day her senior year her voice is steady. She enunciates words like change and guns. The words have more meaning to her now. After Feb. 14, she is no longer just a high school student. Shes become an activist for gun control. She said shes thought a lot about how and if she and her schoolmates will ever get over the experience. I dont think well ever be able to be the same, she said. But in a way, she doesnt want to be. Change needs to happen, she said. It may not come all at once. Change comes step by step. jtavel@alligator.orgFEARLESS: Students and parents demand gun reformAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffThousands cheer outside the Florida State Capitol Wednesday afternoon, as one of the speakers at the rally claimed that the country needs an assault weapon ban now.

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12 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact the volunteer coordinator at (352) 505-3311 ext 4 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491Gainesville, FL 32604 www.stfrancishousegnv.org. CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition352-771-6191 3-2-18-11-13 CASH FOR GATORS We are buying: Coins, Currency, Stamp Collections, Gold Jewelry, Silver, Antiques & Collectibles. Raise Cash easily and quickly. Call: 352-213-3802 2-23-3-13 Personal Care Assistant, PT, Multiple Shifts, Mon-Sun. Need mature, energetic, reliable person. Direct experience with autism a plus as postion entails working with severly autistic young man in his home and community. Great opportunity for Special Ed/Applied Behavior Majors. Non-smokers with reliable transportation and able to make a 1 year commitment. Email resume to hilldds56@gmail.com 1-2418-5-14 Now Hiring PT & FT Lloyd Clarke Sports, 1 m N of UF on 13 St. Gainesville's local leader in running and hiking gear for over 42 years. Applications available in store. Serious applicants with consistent availability only. Must work 1 day on weekends. 2-26-5-14 We need After School Program Staff for ages 3-6 & 1st8th grade. M-F 2:00-6:00 PM. Starting Immediately. Submit resume to mmschool@millhopper.com 2-28-18-3-14 Swim Instructors wanted. Fun and rewarding position with a great company. Lifeguard cert preferred. Experience with children, swim preferred. Apply today suncountrysports. com/jobs 3-23-18-10-14 Part time bilingual assistant (English/ Spanish) for law office. Please send your resume to yvlawoffice@gmail.com 3-2-184-14 HELP WANTED PART TIME Students Only Yard Work/Odd Jobs & Errands Starts at $13.00 per hour. Contact: fairoaks1879@aol.com 3-14-186-14 SAY:"I FOUND IT IN THE ALLIGATOR!" This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 6-21-18-55-14 HIRING home/office/apartment cleaners(mf and every other sat). Day and night shifts available. Must own a car. weekly pay $8.50/ hr. if interested please call 352-214-0868 2-28-18-22-14 Zumba Instructors Needed! Classes held on UF campus and scheduled month-to-month. Contact: tiffany@lifestylewellnessstudios.com or call 352-507-5002 if interested. 1-24-18-5-14 COPYTALK: GET PAID TO TYPE! Create your own schedule Close to campus Productivity-based pay up to $13/hr Must be able to touch type 60wpm WWW.CTSCRIBES.COM 1-24-18-8-14 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 14 Help Wanted

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $3.00 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website! Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Affordable Attorney12 Years Experience Call or Text Sam 24/7 904.600.2683 4-2517-86-15 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www. expresstrainingservices.com/ww 4-25-1743-15 MATH/PHYSICS TUTORING PhD in mathematical physics. Subjects: algebra, trig, pre-calc, calc or general physics. Rate: $20/hr. youtube channel: tutelar tutoring. email: tutelar@instruction.com 3-1221-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. 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Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Vintage & Unique Like EBay in 3DSat & Sun www.WaldoFlea.com 12-5-111-21 22 Tickets BUYING OR SELLING TICKETS? Place your ad here and get results!Visit: alligator.org/classifieds 23 Rides Trying to get to and from somewhere? Want to cut back on that gas bill? Place an ad in the classifieds to find trip arrangements or show off your bus and shuttle service. 373FIND 24 Pets Furry, feathery, scaly...no, not your roommate...pets. Find or advertise your pets or pet products here in the Pets section of the Alligator. Because Cats Don't Understand AbstinenceOPERATION CATNIPSpaying/Neutering Free-Roaming Cats Borrow a Trap / Make a Clinic Reservation Make a Donation / Volunteer New Expanded HoursLots of NEW info athttp://ocgainesville.org/ 25 Lost & Found Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. 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Coach Roland Thornqvist and the rest of Florida's women's tennis team is facing Saint Mary's today at 4 p.m. Gators begin Last Chance Meet this morningFlorida's men's and women's swimming and diving teams are kicking off Follow us for updates @alligatorSports or online at www.alligator.org/sportsFRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 www.alligator.org/sportsTENNESSEE 70, FLORIDA 42By Justin AhlumSports WriterThe number two appeared in the box score numerous times after Thursday nights Florida womens basketball game. The Gators made three-pointers? Two. The Gators amount of steals? Two. UFs third-quarter point total? Two. It was a night of stastical lows for the Gators as they fell to No. 15 Tennessee 70-42 at the OConnell Center. The two-point third quarter was the biggest blemish during a night where in the frame and didnt make any of its nine shots from behind the arc. Paulina Hersler was the only Gator to score in the period, draining a jumper at the 2:17 mark. We were depleted, Newbauer said. But hats off to (Tennessee) for the adjustments they made. We knew they were gonna try to take away the threepoint line. All game long, UF couldnt get past UTs press defense. The Volunteers applied full-court pressure and denied Florida at the three-point line from start Florida (11-17, 3-12 SEC) shot 2-of18 from behind the arc, its worst performance from downtown all season. The relentless pressure also forced the Gators into 25 turnovers, their secondhighest total all season (Dec. 31 at Auburn: 28 turnovers). They got their hands in the passing lanes, guard Funda Nakkasoglu said. It kind of got in our heads and that played a big part in why we had so many turnovers. Newbauer said the game was a tale of two halves, as UF played shot-forshot with the Volunteers (22-6, 10-5 SEC) in the opening 20 minutes, trailing by only four points at the break. Hersler was the only Gator to score in forward had 12 points on 6-of-12 shootNakkasoglu, who was averaging over 20 points per game over the last four games coming into the night, failed to time this season. She recorded nine points on 3-of-10 shooting and only from deep. With the amount of turnovers, we didnt get as many shot attempts, Nakkasoglu said. I think thats one big reason why we didnt have more than 42 (points) or we didnt have better shots.BASEBALLBy Ethan BauerSports Writerball regional announced in 2017 was Gainesville. The Gators obviously knew they were in, but in Coral Gables, crowded around a television in the bowels of Mark Light Field, the Hurricanes huddled together and lunged toward the screen in anticipation. Their faces sank in unison. eyes. Their arms held their heads in surrender. Their lockers reading Omaha suddenly had less meanMiami Hurricanes hadnt made the postseason. And the Florida Gators, whose regional was the last hope for the unusually middling Canes (32-27), were part of the reason why. Floridas pitching dismantled Miami last February, shutting them out on Friday and Saturday before day in UFs three-game sweep. And theres reason to believe that trend could continue this year. UFs trio of starters Brady Singer, Jackson Kowar and Tyler Dyson looked polished on opening weekend. Singer, touted as the nations top MLB Draft prospect, didnt allow an earned run in seven innings against Siena a week ago. His counterparts werent too far behind. But it's UFs offense that has been making headlines so far this season, and itll look to continue doing so tonight when the No. 1 Gators (5-0) renew their once-a-year cross-state rivalry with the Miami Hurricanes (2-2) at 7 p.m. in Coral Gables. Nelson Maldonado said. Were going over there with our heads held high, and we expect a lot going into the weekend. Maldonado has been Floridas top hitter so far this season. Through alone in his production. Senior captain JJ Schwarz is right his own. Six regular starters in all are hitting over .333. One surprise contributor has been Wil Dalton, a junior college transfer. Although his JUCO numbers were straight out of baseball SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16MEN'S BASKETBALLBy Andrew HuangSports Writer It doesnt get any easier for Mike White and the Gators. Floridas third-year coach will try to right the ship against No. 12 Auburn (24-4, 12-3 SEC) Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the OConnell Center. UF (17-11, 8-7 SEC) is coming off its third consecutive defeat, a see on Wednesday night. Florida fell behind the Volunoffensive performance of the season. The Gators were held to 18 points in the opening frame, but half. Theyre one of the best defensive teams in the country, White said after the game. Unfortunately, we had some open threes that didnt go down, we didnt convert at the foul line like we needed to and of course, at the rim we continue to struggle. The Tigers and Volunteers are the SEC standings. Florida is in a six-way tie for third with Mississippi State, Kentucky, Arkansas, Missouri and Alabama. The Gators face the Crimson Tide on Tuesday and close the regular season on March 3 against the Wildcats. "The lower half of this league is full of a bunch of good teams," White said. "I think (the SEC Tournament) will be wide open. The SECs six-way tie for third tions with the 2018 SEC Tournament less than two weeks away. The top four seeds get to sit out Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff SEE MEN'S B-BALL, PAGE 16 SEE WOMEN'S B-BALL, PAGE 16

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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15SOFTBALLBy Mari FaielloSports WriterKatie Seashole Pressly Stadium fell silent Wednesday night with nothing but the wind blowing through the once echoing bleachers full of rowdy Gators fans. The diamond was quiet, but the night was far from over for UFs softball team following its doubleheader with Oakland. Once the stands were cleared after Floridas 6-2 and 10-0 victories over the Golden Grizzlies, But they werent competing against another team. Instead, each player needed to complete their assigned chore, one that was given to them at the start of the season. Sophomore pitcher Katie Chronister is responsible for cleaning the bullpen, which consists of raking it down and watering it before she calls it a day. Its a pretty good job for me because thats where I live, she said. However, others arent as lucky. Freshman Jordan Matthews is responsible for picking up bags and coolers. Others, like sophomore catcher Jordan Roberts, have more challenging jobs. Roberts is responsible for keeping home plate in addition to the pitchers circle spotless. I think its just a pride thing to do that for our managers and help them out, she said. Even though we know its tedious and sometimes we dont want to do it, its a pride thing, and you feel good because you take care This year, the Gators softball team competed for jobs like these in their Orange and Blue game an intrasquad scrimmage held before the season began. The winning team got to choose which chores they wantteam picked from what was left in order of seniority. Florida will return to its real job again this weekend at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium The Gators (10-1) will take on Maryland (2-7), Illinois State (4-6), Iowa State (6-4) and Georgia Southern (7-2) in a six-game home tournament. Friday afternoon, the Gators will take on Maryland at 4:30 and Illinois State at 7. Florida will follow with two games a piece on Saturday and Sunday. It can be exhausting, Roberts said. Coach Tim Walton said that playing at home has its advantages. We can do a lot more here with our video, so its good to go back and teach and get some teaching moments, he said. pitching staff and defense will be able to handle the heavy schedule. He will also count on the depth of his roster to play multiple positions when needed. Thats the beauty of playing so many games, we get a chance to get a lot of different looks, he said. Its a nice luxury to have athletes in all positions. @faiello_mari mfaiello@alligator.orgGators doing their jobs ahead of this weekends tourneyAlligator File PhotoSophomore pitcher Katie Chronister is responsible for the postgame task of cleaning UFs bullpen after home games. Its a pretty good job, she said. By Alanis ThamesSports WriterAt James G. Pressly Stadium on Tuesday, you could hear the deafening blast of a starter pistol going off every few minutes, followed by the sight of a small puff of smoke whirling up into the air. Athletes lay on the ground stretching, and coaches stood watching on the sides wearing caps and sunglasses. Senior KeAndre Bates, junior Yanis David and sophomore Clayton Brown took turns making long, structured strides before leaping into a rectangular sandpit, preparing for their upcoming events. The mood all around was one of excitement and anticipation. UFs No. 2 mens and No. 8 womens track as, to compete in the 2018 Indoor SEC Championships at Gilliam Indoor Stadium this weekend. Coverage will begin on SEC Network at 3:55 p.m. on Saturday and 6 p.m. on Sunday. We live for this time of year, coach Mike Holloway said. The SEC meet is one of the best meets in the world, and were just blessed and fortunate to be a part of it. Bates, the reigning indoor national champion, will look to collect the fourth SEC title of his college career this weekend. The three-time 2017 SEC Champion holds titles in the indoor and outdoor triple jumps as well as the outdoor long jump. Bates said in practice on Tuesday that to prepare for SECs, he has been focused on listening to his coaches and sticking to what has worked. In addition to the exhilaration of being in a championship environment, there are two things that excite the El Paso native about returning to his home state: family and Shipley Do-nuts. His biggest goal for the meet is simple. Execute, Bates said. Because the marks come after. (They) dont even exist until they happen anyways, so its (about) execution. Bates has led the nation all season in the mens triple jump, and he ranks seventh nationally in the long jump. For freshman Amanda Froeynes, she will be of her collegiate career. Froeynes has been leaning on her coaches and experienced teammates to help her get ready for the conference meet. Theyre my family, she said. Theyre just really supportive. She will compete in the pentathlon on Saturday and in the high jump on Sunday. Of course Im nervous, but Im really excited to see what I can do now, Froeynes said. I feel like Im in better shape now than I was when I did my pentathlon three weeks ago. UF is seeking its eighth SEC title on the mens side and ninth on the womens side. We started preparing them mentally from the match the drive, desire and intensity of the other @alanisthames athames@alligator.orgFlorida heads to College Station for SEC Indoor ChampionshipsGYMNASTICSBy Alana GomezSports Writer meets by an average of 0.480 points. Coming off its second-highest road total of the season a 196.950-point performance to defeat Georgia on Feb. 16 it returns home tonight to host No. 11 Arkansas (2-7, 2-4 SEC). But as Florida tries to extend its winning streak to six consecutive meets, it will have something else on its mind as well. For the 12th year in a row, UF (6-1, 4-1 SEC) will don pink uniforms instead of its regular orange or blue ones to support breast cancer awareness at the annual Gators Link to Pink meet. The cause is an extra source of motivation for the Gators, a team that usually draws its energy off each other and its packed home crowd. the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk, and it was really great to see all those sa Baumann said. I wanna compete this weekend for them. The meet holds a more personal meaning for junior Alicia Boren. Boren is proud to call her aunt, Kathy, a cancer survivor and was happy to share the Gators victory last year on Jan. 27 with her when she attended their Link to Pink meet against Auburn. Tonight, Kathy will watch her niece perform for a great cause again against the Razorbacks. Im excited to be able to have that with her again this year, Boren said. Seeing the smile on her face makes the smile on my face even bigger. UF has defeated the Razorbacks in six straight regular-season meets, but this own wins against Georgia on Jan. 26 and Auburn on Feb. 9. But as the Gators enter their eighth meet of the season, coach Jenny Rowland has moved her attention further down the schedule. (Were) starting to focus on trying to couple of weeks and ready for postseason, Rowland said. With the team still having two more meets left in the regular season, Rowland can settle for now with Floridas most recent success. This includes the Gators ferent Gators made eight careeror seasonbest marks. All in all, execution, landings, the teams just been doing a fabulous job stepping up everyday in the gym and actually transferring that onto the competition @alanaa_gomez agomez@alligator.orgUF facing Arkansas tonight in 12th annual Link to PinkTRACK & FIELD Bates

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16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2018 usually don't translate to the Division I level. @ebaueri ebauer@alligator.org BASEBALL, from pg. 14Dalton hitting .471 this seasonAlan Alvarez / Alligator Staff @AndrewJHuang ahuang@alligator.org MEN'S BBALL, from pg 14Chiozza scored 11 vs. Vols and that the Gators' starting guard wanted to give it @justinn_case1 jahlum@alligator.org WOMEN'S B-BALL, from pg. 14Final home game for UF's seniors Floridas Thursday Night Woes 2 third-quarter points 2-of-18 three-point shooting 4-of-7 free-throw shooting 25 turnovers