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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 AGENT DOUBLE ZEROUFs Delicia Washington was so devastated after former coach Amanda Butler lost her job, she almost left the program, pg. 14 Student Government elects new Senate PresidentA former Impact senator was elected, pg. 3Local band to perform at NYC magazine showRead about Whale Feral, pg. 8 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator By Robert Lewis Alligator Staff WriterA UF student was arrested Monday for raping a female friend he has known for about four years after a fraternity function Oct. 17, Gainesville Police said. Thomas Peter Maletta, 19, of St. Augustine, was arrested for raping a woman hed known since high school after taking her to a club and his fraternitys date function, according to an arrest report. The rape happened in the womans apartment while her three roommates were awake, police said. Before leaving for the date, the woman told her roommates that he was just her friend and she didnt want to have sex with him, according to the report. She had a glass of wine at the apartment and a mixed alcoholic drink, which Maletta held at one point, at the fraternity, police said. The pair arrived to the womans apartment at about 2 a.m., police said. Once inside her room, Maletta grabbed her neck, and forced her to perform oral, vaginal and anal sex, according to the report. The womans roommates, who were awake, heard thumping noises and began to worry for her, according to the report. When one friend intervened, she knew the woman was too drunk to consent and eventually kicked Maletta out, according to the report. In a call set up by police, Maletta told the woman he was sorry and admitted what he did was wrong, according to the report. After his arrest, he told police that he did have oral and vaginal sex with her, according to the report. He apologized and said he didnt realize he had done anything wrong before the call. He was arrested on a charge of sexual battery and taken to the Alachua County Jail where he was released Tuesday afternoon on a $10,000 bond. Maletta could not be reached for comment. GPD: UF student rapes friend after fraternity event Will Clewis / Alligator StaffCARNIVAL FUNFrom left: UF students Sarah Kendall, a 19-year-old marketing freshman, and Ciara Chappell, a 19-year-old biochemistry freshman, enjoy the Reckless carnival ride at the A Day At The Carnival event hosted by the Reitz Programming Board on the Reitz Union North Lawn on Monday afternoon. Chappell said they came for the cotton candy and to get a taste of what they missed at the state fair. POLICE SAID HE DID NOT MAKE ANY THREATS TO THE SCHOOL. By Robert Lewis Alligator Staff WriterA 17-year-old student brought a loaded gun to Eastside High School just 13 days after 17 people were killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in a school shooting, Deputies assigned to the high school took a loaded black revolver with ivory-colored grips out of the students backpack after faculty found it. The faculty smelled marijuana coming from a bathroom, and sent the student and another to the Sgt. Brett Rhodenizer. get away from ACSO deputies after they found the gun, Rhodenizer said. After his arrest, he declined to tell detectives why he brought the gun to school. Rhodenizer said the student was a delinquent before todays incident but hadnt made any threats to the school. His name was not released lated to other criminal activity and not brought in as a threat to the school, Rhodenizer said. Alachua County Public Schools spokesperson Jackie Johnson said the student is a junior at the high school. The protocol for these incidents is the student is automatically suspended for 10 days and recommended for expulsion. He was arrested on charges of by a delinquent. He was taken to the Juvenile Detention Center. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgDeputies: Eastside High School student brought loaded gun to schoolTHE PROGRAM SEEKS TO DOUBLE THE STATES LITERACY RATE IN CHILDREN. By Robert Lewis Alligator Staff WriterWhen UF College of Education administrators asked author James Patterson for $3 million to start a literacy program, he agreed but with a challenge. The donation was announced Monday along with Pattersons challenge to use the money to double the state of Floridas child literacy rate, said Holly Lane, a UF professor of special education. Lane will lead the James Patterson Literacy Challenge, which aims to double the number ly, she said. I think that the doors that having him associated with the program opens are really fantastic, Lane said. The program will include a website with content that teachers can use to practice reading and will work directly with local schools to improve their reading education, Lane said. Were really customizing the professional thats pretty unique, Lane said. Vivian Gonsalves, a UF clinical assistant professor, works with the teachers hired through the project. She said they are working with Alachua County schools to see which The project organizers hope to expand the across the state by next year, Gonsalves said. My biggest hope is that we can put in the hands of teachers techniques and teaching methods that can really help kids learn to read, Gonsalves said.James Patterson gives $3 million to College of EducationMaletta VOLUME 112 ISSUE 64Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida

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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 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 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. The event, free and open to the public, will be an opportunity to network with U.S. and international Fulbright participants. For more information, email mcardec@ufic.ufl.edu. 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 to 6 p.m. March 22 at Cone Park Library Branch, located at 2801 E. University Ave., and 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 5 at Tower Road Library Branch, located at 3020 SW 75th St. For more information, visit aclib.us/law or call 352334-3900. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jtavel@alligator.org. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 64NEWSROOM 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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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 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. NINE SENATORS READ GOODBYE SPEECHES. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterFormer Senate President Ian Green choked up in his goodbye speech Tuesday night. Your time in Senate is what you make of it, Green advised the senators in the chamber. Student Body president-elect Green was one of nine former senators who gave goodbye speeches, including Student Body treasurerelect Stefan Sanguyo. Green was replaced as Senate president by Danielle Grosse (Impact, District A), who was elected by majority vote Tuesday night. Minority Party Leader and Senator Nathan Morse (Inspire, District D) lost against Grosse by 64-25. Grosse has served on the Senate Executive Board and as the chairwoman of the Information and Communication Committee. She said she wants to build the Senate community through a mentorship program and retreats. I want to work with all parties to ensure that dignity and respect is held, Grosse said in the Senate meeting. I want to make sure everyones voice is heard. In Senate, I know that all 100 of us could work together to leave a lasting impact on this university. The Senate also elected a new Senate president pro tempore and two members-at-large. Senator Michael Murphy (Impact, District A) was elected as Senate president pro tempore by a 63-25 vote. He ran against Senator Mackintosh Mack Joachim (Inspire, Graham). Murphy is currently the chair of the Newell Hall Advisory Board and serves on the Tech Fee Committee. Hes also the Director of Special Projects for External Affairs. Im excited to work with both sides of the aisle and working as a congestive unit towards a shared goal, Murphy said. Senators Katelyn Hernandez (Impact, District C) and Chad Grodi (Impact, District B) were elected as the Senates two members-at-large and will serve on the Replacement and Agenda committee. Senate also passed six resolutions, including two supporting the victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and gun reform, and two endorsing programs to help Other Personnel Services (OPS) employees, who are paid hourly and not At the meeting, senators also the Spring 2018 election results, which were announced Wednesday. Students spoke in the meeting time about fundraising efforts for UF Stands with MSD, a group trying to go to Washington D.C. to be a part of the March for Our Lives. Jaime Roy, an ambassador for Voters Everywhere, which is an organization that registers voters and makes petitions to restore felons rights, expressed her disappointment in senators for not passing a resolution supporting early voting after it was passed Sunday in the Judiciary Committee. Natalia Ortega, the agency head of Chomp the Vote, a Student Government agency dedicated to cials have already supported the organizations strides toward turning campus spots into early voting locations. The problem on campus is not that we dont have a place for early voting on campus, Ortega said, adding that another issue is apathy from voters. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgSenate elects leaders, shows support to shooting victimsShelbie Eakins / Alligator Staff Danielle Grosse stands before the senators as she is sworn in on Tuesday evening in the Reitz Union Chamber Room. She was elected as the new Senate president by a 64-25 vote.

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4 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 GUIDE TO DINING OUT BREAKFASTBagels & NoodlesServing breakfast and fresh bagels 6:30 am 3:00 pm. Serving Vietnamese cuisine Pho noodle soup and more. 11 am 9 pm. 1222 W. University Ave. WORLDCivilizationRide the rail trail to its Northern end and discover lots of vegetarian dishes, espresso drinks, housemade desserts, craft beer and sustainable wine. Dine inside the historic Gulf Oil building or outside under the modern portico. 1511 NW 2nd Street. Open for lunch 11-2, Tues-Fri & for dinner 5:30-9 Tues-Sat. welcometocivilization.comORGANICDaily GreenFresh, unique, organic, food! Soups, salads, homemade sweets, juices and smoothies. Vegan/gluten free options. Like us on Facebook. 436 SE 2nd St. w-sat 11-7, sun brunch 10-3 dailygreendowntown.org ITALIANManuels Vintage Room check out one of the best wine lists in town. the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the kitchen using fresh, simple, and local Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm. 6 South Main St. (352) 375-7372SOUTHERNThe Yearling RestaurantSince 1952 Gators have been coming to grandparents, or greatgrandparents went to frog legs, duck, quail + venison + a wide famous sour orange pie. Now that is a meal Contact Alligator Advertising to feature your business here 352-376-4482 DINING ITALIAN COFFEEMaudes Classic Cafe parking. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Next to the Hippodrome. 336-9649 Introducing the Side excellent wine selection. Open Late FROZEN TREATSKarma Cream ice cream in town! We also have an impressive selection of organic vegan ice cream, baked goods, sandwiches, fair trade coffee, tea, organic beer and free WI-FI. Mon-Fri 8am-11pm Sat&Sun 10am-11pm By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterElyssa Hauptman was waiting for an order of Midnight Cookies to arrive at her house before work. Then, she got a text from her friend at 2:50 p.m. Douglas shooting, it read. I was kind of waiting for her to text me and say, Oh no, it was a rumor, the UF biology sophomore and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumna said. But that text never came. Hauptman, 20, spoke to about 30 at the Gators Against Gun Violence about fundraising for UF Stands for MSDs trip to Washington D.C. after shooter Nikolas Cruz killed 17 people in her high school two weeks ago. Club founder Chris Bell said he came up with the idea for the organization when he attended a vigil in honor of the victims last Wednesday. At the Monday meeting, the clubs members discussed ways to protest, register voters and get students to go out and vote for the midterm elections. I was pretty inspired, the 22-year-old said. It would be easy to keep as a remembrance, but it was a call to action. Bell, a UF political science, history and Spanish senior, hopes the club will meet biweekly and be registered with the Student AcThe movement for gun reform changed when students who were affected decided to take a stand, Bell said. Theres something innocent about being a child, he said. I think its different because theyre kids but also old enough to where they want to take action, and they have done so. I think its really incredible how far theyve pushed this. Hauptman had a 15-year-old brother and a 17-year-old brother at the school. When her 17-year-old brother heard the shots ring out, he ran to a Walmart that was less than a mile from the school. Her 15-yearold brother was in the building next to where the shooting occurred, and he hid in the back of a classroom for about an hour. It felt like time had stopped moving, and I just couldnt breathe until I knew that everyone in my family was safe, Hauptman said. Hauptman said Stoneman Douglas was the last place she expected a shooting to happen. Ive heard of school shootings, so Ive considered the possibility of it happening at my school, but I didnt ever take it seriously, she said. Its not something you think would happen to you. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgAfter Parkland shooting, new club to call for gun reform

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5By Marina BurkeAlligator Contributing WriterAnthony Flores scribbled on white construction paper covering a Peabody Hall gender-neutral bathroom with a black sharpie Monday afternoon. You only have 1 body, love it, Flores wrote. phrase. Flores participated in Mirrorless Monday, the Associations awareness week. To encourage students to write positive messages about their bodies, bathroom mirrors on campus buildings were covered in papers with pens left beside them. The locations included the Reitz Union, Peabody Hall, brary West. UFs GatorWell Health Promotion Services is holding the three-event series, which will promote positive self-image, said Gatorwell spokesperson Joel Axon. Were all about creating a culture for health, wellness and student success, he said. Flores, a UF visual art studies sophomore who prefers a gender-neutral pronoun, has struggled with anorexia and body dysmorphia for eight years. Flores decided to start making changes by going to counseling and implementing a nutrientheavy vegan diet. A body is something to carry your soul, but it that should never be taken away from you, with a black sharpie in the womens bathroom on the The UF health science sophomore said she grew up in a predominantly white community in image as one of the few women of color. Jadotte said joining UFs Multicultural Association of Pre-Health Students allowed her to experience a more diverse community, which helped her realize beauty comes in different shapes, sizes and skin colors, she said. It was life-changing, she said.UF students write body positivity messages on mirrors By Remi StorchAlligator Contributing Writeren teach computer science and engineering in universities across the country, according to a report. UF employs four of them. neering announced Feb. 21 it was named No. 1 for the most African American female faculty members. The rankings were measured by the that focuses on advancing engineering education, said Juan Gilbert, the department chair. Nationally, 179 public and private universities sent in their demographics to be measured. About 2,800 computer and information science faculty members were reportAmericans. We are extremely proud of this accomplishment, Gilbert said. We believe it represents what it means to be a UF engineering Gator. The department also had the highest number of African AmeriAfrican American faculty reported 12. ing and sciences lacks diversity, Gilbert said. So UFs department strives to be inclusive of members from different backgrounds. If you have greater diversity, you have better ideas, he said. Grace McGowan, a 19-year-old UF computer science engineering freshman, said she chose her major because she knew, as a woman, she would be a minority. She thought While most of her classmates are male and a small number are African American, McGowan said the recognition shows that the department is taking steps toward diversity. I feel proud to be a part of a college and a school that is dedicated to promoting engineers of all race and genders to succeed, she said. Kyla McMullen, a UF assistant professor, is one of the four African American female faculty members in the department. She said she in computer science and engineering from the University of Michigan in 2012. McMullen said she remembers feeling isolated during her graduate years. She once went to an adviser for guidance, who just suggested she change majors. Those experiences made her want to serve as a mentor for minority students who may have similar feelings, she said. McMullen said departments should be trying to make an effort to have diversity in their faculty and for UF gives her hope and shows the strides African Americans have We are the hopes and the dreams of our ancestors, she said. UF science department recognized for diverse faculty IT WILL TAKE EFFECT MAY 1. By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterAll faculty and staff parking decals will cost about $8 more per semester starting May 1. A 7 percent increase in decal prices campus parking garage, said Scott Fox, the director of Transportation and Parking Services. The new garage will be built near the existing faculty and staff lot located on completion date of January 2020, according to Alligator archives. The price increase amounts to paying about 50 cents per week for orange and blue staff decals. The change will impact only faculty and staff, not students, because the state, which approves campus construction projects like the new garage, instructed UF not to raise student fees, Fox said. Alternative revenue sources that were considered included raising the price for Fox said prices will gradually rise over a large percentage all at once. Tammy Tucker, a UF Health employsaid the new garage would help alleviate some of the extra stress she feels while a.m. However, she said the new spots may just get taken up anyway by the 500 additional faculty and staff UF is hiring. Its a little bit much when youre not even guaranteed a parking spot, Tucker, work is, to me, something novel in itself. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.org fees to increase by 7 percent By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterWhen he held up his honorary bid card to UF Pi Kappa Alpha, from ear to ear. Health Shands Hospital, wore an orange and blue Gator visor too big polo shirt over his clothes when he became the fraternitys newest fell asleep in his fraternity polo, said his mother, Kathy Patrick. toms commonly associated with cerebral palsy, his doctors still need diagnosis, Patrick said. neering junior and fraternity brotha UF speech therapy sophomore. She met the Patrick family through ing football with braces strapped to his legs and a beaming smile on minded him of himself as a kid, and normal childhood. After deciding he wanted to clans mom. imagined something like that would happen, Patrick said. I was just awestruck. It was an amazing feeling. Now the toddler has a home away from home in between his weekly visits to the hospital. His family drives an hour and a half from Wildwood to Gainesville three times a week for his doctor appointments at Shands, Patrick said. bid by surprising him with a new basketball and football signed by all of the fraternity brothers. Patrick said her son wasted no time grabbing the basketball to play catch outside with his new friends. At the bidding celebration, Patrick spoke about her sons medical with ketotic hypoglycemia, a blood sugar condition, after spending a year, sometimes staying for weeks from painful leg muscle spasms and wears leg braces to walk, nothing stops his energetic personality, she said. They dont have to make him a part of their lives, but they do it because they have big hearts, she said. Its just overwhelming for a mother. Its overwhelming. an upbeat personality and energy to sportslover is always ready to dunk a basketball, as long as somebody administration freshman, said alquickly warmed up. As soon as he saw how excited we were for him, he just really brightened up, the 18-year-old said. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgUF fraternity welcomes 3-year-old as honorary memberCourtesy to The AlligatorDeclan Patrick, a 3-year-old UF Health Shands patient, holds up his honorary bid card to UF Pi Kappa Alpha. The fraternity gave Declan a basketball and football signed by all the fraternity brothers.

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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 WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions This Spring Break, act responsiblyWere almost there, just three more days until Spring Break. Some of you may be ducking out early. Some of you may be extending yours into the next week. Were sure many of you have trips planned across the country and maybe abroad. Youve earned it. Its been a long semester. But allow us to make this public service announcement: Dont do something horribly stupid. friends for a whole week with unlimited alcohol and partyshot ever or your 70th, remember the basics: Drink water. Eat. Keep cash on you. Space out your drinks, and make sure youre with others who will actually make sure youre okay if you have too much to drink. (This is especially important if And please, dear reader, when you come back with tan lines, pledging youll never take a sip of alcohol in your life again, dont post pictures on social media doing body shots or topless dances. While boasting your warm weather adventures might seem like a great idea right now, we promise potential employers wont agree. Whether you graduate this sional image online. Think about it: If you stalk your crush you before signing a contract with you. The problem is, college students get drunk not only on comes with being in your early 20s. But social media has changed the landscape of how memories are shared. Its no longer just by word of mouth, but by the power vested in Snapchat, Twitter and Facebook, your actions can spread further than a hotel room and public beaches. If someone chooses to take a video of you acting drunk and disorderly on a beach, its not exactly illegal; just ask Becky Lynn Gritzke, a former Florida State University student who exposed her breasts to producers for Girls Gone Wild during Mardi Gras and later tried to sue. While Gritzke eventually settled with the company, it doesnt change the fact that the photos were out there. College students, you are on the brink of adulthood. Some up. Dont let one week ruin that for you. Dont let your drunk self become a viral meme. Because once theres an incident, it becomes news. And once its news, the information is public and available for all. However, despite the popular misconception that The Alligator particularly enjoys writing about students getting arrested, we dont. Were just doing our job covering news. So when youre sipping on your eighth margarita and the sun still hasnt set, make sure youre acting responsibly by letting another adult know about where you are and that you are, in fact, drunk. Dont try to make your way home by stealing a motorcycle or knocking some over. Dont bring a think, Its always UF. Why are strong female songs written by men?Something about you makes me feel like a dangerous woman. These lyrics, sung soulfully by Ariana Grande, have become an anthem for women that transcends age, relationship status and worldview. Dont need permission, made my decision to test my limits, Grande croons to open the ballad. And with that, girls in clubs sip their vodka sodas with a little more clout, and women in their cars turn up the volume on the stereo and maybe even roll down a window. Lyrics like these make most women woman who shouldnt be messed with. This is why I didnt know how to feel when I learned the words were written by men named Johan Carlsson, Martin Karl Sandberg and Ross Golan. For the record, this doesnt make me love Grande any less, nor am I mad that she didnt write Dangerous Woman herself. But why three dudes? Grande and her team arent the only culprits of the crime of hiring men to write female-empowering songs or popular songs period. Rihannas Take a Bow was penned by Mikkel Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen and Shaffer Smith. Men wrote Britney Spears Stronger, too. And Since U Been Gone by Kelly Clarkson the song that got us all through breakups with our middle-school boyfriends of a week? Those were lyrics by Sandberg and Lukasz Dr. Luke Gottwald. Yes, that Dr. Luke. Only 12 percent of the most popular 600 songs from the last six years were written by women, according to a recent study by the University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Female producers only made up 2 percent for the top 300 in the same time period. From all of the other incredibly skewed statistics from the study, one thing is clear: Men are making the music. Its not because women arent trying. The overwhelming number of successful male songwriters has created the false idea that men are better lyricists, even when it comes to writing songs for women to sing. Its that intrinsic thought that leads pop singers and their teams to hire men instead. Just nine men wrote roughly 20 percent of the 600 from a long history of choosing men to pen songs. Theyll continue to get these opportunities rather than women if we dont actively push for change. Male privilege is everywhere: Its in our classrooms, our wage gaps, our elections and, as was category, our movies. Its disappointing but not surprising that this privilege has made its way into our music, too. By passing over lesser known female songwriters in favor of well-known male songwriters, the industry is leaving out voices that need to be heard and lyrics that need to be sung. Music has the power to make us all feel less alone and more understood, but it also has the important power to steer the public conversation and set the agenda for change. With male songwriters egregiously favored, women are deLike any movement for women, its clearly our responsibility to stand up for ourselves before powerful men will follow suit. In the last six years of the most popular music, just over 35 percent of songs sung by women were written or co-written by another woman. Female pop singers should remember this when they decide to recruit a man to write time. female songwriters. We can all be more cognizant of downloading and purchasing songs written by women, especially women of color, who are even more of a minority in songwriting and producing. Lets support the female artists behind the music just as much as we support the ones on stage. Carly Breit is a UF journalism senior. Her column focuses on feminism. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Carly Breitopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 Whether you namaste or namaste in bed, the concept of self-care means something different for everyone. In recent years, from face masks to fancy meditation sessions, the practice of self-care has taken center stage in the name of investing time, energy and money into ourselves. Though self-care has been around for centuries, the current generation of spinclass-obsessed young adults is spending more money than other cohorts on self-care rituals and activities like diet plans, exercise programs and mental well-being rituals. According to the Pew Research Center, in 2015, more millennials reported making personal improvements and engaging in self-care than any other generation before them. Why is that? Well, the practice of self-care, like other social trends and behaviors, did not emerge in a vacuum. Many sociologists argue that even the etal, historical and cultural factors. A concept known as the sociological imagination explains groups of people to adopt certain behaviors. This might explain why Google searches on the 2016 presidential election. The polarizing results of the election created a high-stress national landscape, and data from Google Trends shows a staggering number of people turned to the internet to dig deeper into self-care remedies during that time. In times of tragedy, headlines and hashtags promote self-care to remind internet users to take a break from the news cycle to simply reThe origins of self-care also lie in the psychological concept known as the self-project. Self-projects are long-term journeys where inselves or better themselves in a dramatic way. Examples of self-projects people may exness journey, deciding to start a family or even starting a business theyve been dreaming of for years. These complex and oftentimes taxing and challenging projects can be rewarding. These experiences truly give an individual a greater sense of their identity, and, as sociologists say, a sense of self or purpose. Like self-care, self-projects though it may involve other people are largely introspective and deal with the transformation of inner thoughts, emotions and attitudes. In this day and age, the lines between selfcare and downright procrastination are sometimes blurred. It seems like anything outside of cial or enriching to ones life. And though I cant criticize anyone, including myself, for making time for calming, healthy, good-for-the-soul activities, I think my generation has taken some elements of selfcare too far. Often, they perpetuate the treatyo-self mentality too much, and it's not always positive. Self-care is a double-edged sword. While also given us an excuse to put off projects and responsibilities that, in their own ways, are rewarding, enriching and meaningful. So whats the solution? We should remember that self-care goes beyond the surface of projects, which means working hard and doing the things we love. always dreamt about writing, learn a new language or create an organization thats meaningful to us, we should recognize what we love to do and embrace our ambitions as a form of self-care in its own right. I think the practice of self-care means nothing unless its combined with a sense of selfawareness. If we truly care about ourselves, we should show ourselves love by investing in projects and passions that are important to us. Darcy Schild is a UF journalism junior. Her column focuses on human behavior and sociology.Dont forget to remember self-awareness in the pursuit of self-careColumnI m not sure there are people who know what they are talking about when talking about politics. Even the experts, the ones who were so sure of a Clinton victory that they would have given you the deed to their houses if she lost, seem to be grasping in the dark at times. Yet for some reason, politics is the one arena of discourse every cussing, which is why nobody really knows what he or she's talking about. People spend most of their time trying to swim in the inches of knowledge they have rather than trying to acquire depth and width to turn the inches into feet. I say all of that for this reason: I think we need to approach politics with more piety. In that regard, I agree with Lauren Ingraham, the Fox News journalist who, 11 days ago, called out three-time NBA champion and three-time NBA MVP Lebron James for being public with his political opinions. James gave an interview where he was critical of the apparent apathy President Trump has for the American people. Ingraham rebuked James for running his mouth and for thinking he is entitled to share his opinions just because of his social status. Shut up, and dribble, Ingraham said, which I interpret to mean: Be humble. Dont forget that you are just a basketball player, not a Renaissance man. James, of course, fought back, saying not shut up and dribble ... I mean too much to society, too much to the youth, too much to so many kids who feel like they dont have a way out. Ingraham, though she was cruel and overly personal in her critiques, has a point. Celebrities have an elevated status in our culture; their being a celebrity ions on things are better than our plumbers or our friends, which does not make much sense when you think about it. Companies picked up on this long ago; this is why they created the phenomenon of the celebrity endorsement, whereby a famous person publicly shares their stamp of approval for a certain product. But why does a bar of soap become a must-have when Jennifer Aniston says she uses it? Likewise, why do we ascribe special value to the opinions of famous people? People should not let the opinions of famous people shape their worldviews any more than their classmates. James was critical of Trump and his relationship with the public; I think his critique is mostly fair, but that is not the point. The point is that the truth of a statement is not determined by the mouth it came from. Everything James says and believes should not be blindly assumed by everyone else. Hes no different than the rest of us. And yet, James is different than us. Hes Lebron James. Like it or not, that name has a symbolic and economic signot. The world would mourn if James died; not so with you and I. His opinions carry heavier burdens than ours, for the simple reason that people care more about him as a person than they do about us. James, and other celebrities, should be able to express beliefs; they have audiences that feed off of their existence, which they would be crazy not to take advantage of. But a belief or argument or anything really should not mean more just because a famous person said it. Our country ends when people cite celebrities or arguments. Lets not forget: None of us knows what we are talking about anyway. Scott Stinson is a UF English junior. His column focuses on popular culture.Don't let the opinions of famous people shape your worldviews Column Darcy Schildopinions@alligator.org Scott Stinsonopinions@alligator.org

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 www.alligator.org/the_avenue Behind the business: Learn more about local favorite Cilantro Tacos (pg. 10)Riff Raff:A Q&A with the rapper before his High Dive show (pg. 9)WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 www.alligator.org/the_avenue Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheFloridaAve. By Taylor McLambAvenue WriterFor an avid music fan, picking apart a song from Gainesvilles rising southern jam band, Whale Feral, is a delightfully unique experience. Listeners can press play on a song dozens of times and still hear things The band, which consists of Ricky Cagno (guitar and vocals), Will Bethea (bass and vocals), David Havens (drums) and Matt Urban (lead guitar and vocals), has mastered the ability to blend a variety of genres that, when played together, create an irreplaceable, electrifying sound that shines through any speaker. We describe our sound as southern fumultiple genres, Urban said. A big part of our sound is the responsive stream of consciousness that we have while playing; it allows us to have complete musical freedom and gives us the ability to improvise while maintaining the collective groove. Playing music is a collaborative experience, and for all members to orchestrate this fusion of rock, the relationship bemusic. Thankfully, Whale Feral goes way back. Two of the band members, Cagno and Urban, would play music together while going to high school in Tampa. Cagno ultimately moved to Gainesville and later convinced Urban to move out with him. Bethea, who was Cagnos roommate at the time, used to play the sax but quickly learned bass to join in on Cagno and Urbans routine jam sessions. It wasnt until Havens was introduced by a mutual friend December 2016, Whale Feral has quickly developed a devoted fan base, becoming a noticeable force in Gainesvilles bustling music scene. Gainesville is a really cool town because of how much it celebrates creativity, Cagno said. This place is full of artists of all kinds. Videographers, photographers, audio engineers, writers, musicians and concertgoers have, together, created this community that is bound to keep churning out great stuff. ers can enjoy a live recording from High Dive of some of Whale Ferals most popular songs, like Alligator and Tommys Song, from the comfort of their homes. Its here that fans can get a taste of their indistinguishable blend of rock, jazz and reggae. Relix Magazine, the second longest running music magazine in the United States after Rolling Stone, was attracted to Whale Feral after discovering their 5-track live album on the bands Bandcamp site. The publication then invited the band to perform at their studio in New York City on March 6 after selecting them as of one of their up-and-coming artists. Relix is the magazine for the jam band community, and just the fact that they noticed our music on Bandcamp was huge. Add in that they offered to let us come play for them in New York as well as be in the magazine; its almost too much, Urban said. The band said they have a couple songs in mind of what they want to play at Relix, but they wont be entirely sure until theyre in the room. Whale Feral also announced theyll be starting a tour March 2 while they travel up to New York for the performance. In addition to their Relix Magazine show, theyll hit Washington, D.C., on March 4. Its hard enough for a musician to battle the stress of a life-changing show, but members Bethea and Havens, who are currently UF students, have to put just as much time in with the books as with the instruments. Organizing our school load prior to the road and the use of downtime allow us to keep our head above water with our workload overall, said Bethea. The band strategically plans shows so With a concert like the Relix show, it was important to take advantage of the upcoming Spring Break. This is a perfect example of how when band members respect and that same intimacy. As for now, the future of Whale Feral is limitless. After the Relix concert, the band said they hope to grow as people, expand their horizons and start taking their music across the country, hopefully going to Europe as part of their dream tour. While no one knows for sure what the future holds, there is one thing for certain: Were going to be hearing a lot more from Whale Feral.Rising jam band Whale Feral to perform at Relix Magazine MUSIC Courtesy to The AlligatorAlthough they only got their start in December 2016, Whale Feral has risen quickly in the local Gainesville music scene. Courtesy to The AlligatorWhale Feral will hit Washington, D.C., on their travels up to New York.

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10 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018By Natalie RaoAvenue EditorTomorrow kicks off Okeechobee Music and Arts Festivals third consecutive year. Bringing some of the most vibrant artists the globe has to offer to the 800-acre Sunshine Grove in Okeechobee, Florida, this festival has absolutely exploded. Falling conveniently during UFs Spring Break, many students will make the trek south in the next few days for music, art, food, interactive activities and a weekend theyll never forget. Heres some of the artists well be front and center for. PoWow! with Snoop Dogg, The Roots and many more The collaborative PoWow! has become a fan favorite at Okeechobee. Each year features a powerhouse group of performers who come together to perform songs falling in the hip-hop, soul and funk genres. This years PoWow! is hosted by none other than Snoop in hip-hop from the 1990s all the way to 2018. He will be joined by The Roots, Chaka Khan, Joey Bada$$, Dominic Lalli of Big Gigantic, Trombone Shorty and Cory Henry. In addition to an impressive lineup, the PoWow! is worth checking out for the vibe alone. Fans of all types of music take a break from pulsing sets to relax under neon lights and hazy skies, enjoying a laid-back yet fun atmosphere where no one takes themselves too seriously. Anything can happen at the PoWow!, from surprise performers to unexpected covers, making this gathering a must-see. Bassnectar At this point, dubstep savant and overall experimental producer Bassnectar is an Okeechobee veteran, making appearances every year since the festival started in 2016. This year will be a special step forward for the artists relationship with Okeechobee, as hes the full moon party on Thursday and a set on one of the mainstages on Saturday. Never one to do the same thing twice, Bassnectar is guaranteed to put forth two sets with distinctly unique personalities. On Tuesday, the artist shared via Facebook that the full moon party will have no stage, no lights, no video just a gathering by the beach under the moonlight, with warm downtempo sound drawing you in. And with an ambient, laidto guess that Saturdays set will be the characteristically explosive Bassnectar set fans know and love. For Bassnectars most recent ambient release check out Enchanted, the artists latest mystical release under side project Naux Faux with Sayr. Quinn XCII With an intoxicating sound that draws from genres like reggae, pop, electronic and many more, Quinn XCII will bring an energy to the Okeechobee stage unlike any of his fellow performers. Jampacking each release with smooth guitar plucks, breezy electronic elements, bouncy percussion and, of course, his unmistakable voice, this rising performer boasts a wide range of tracks that each hold a distinct personality. For Quinn XCIIs most recent album that hes sure to play from this weekend, check out The Story of Us. Hippo Campus As the only group on this list with a set that falls during the afternoon, Hippo Campus is worth the daytime trek to the stages. Composed of four young, vibrant indie rockers, this chilled out group cultivates a bouncy sound that will undoubtedly keep you both smiling and moving throughout the entirety of their set. Plus, the passion these four have for their craft shines through especially strong during live performances, making for an even more immersive experience. For an idea of what to expect, check out their 2017 album Landmark. Avenues must-see artists at Okeechobee Music Festival MUSIC Photo via InstagramBassnectar is one of many bass-driven artists peforming at Okeechobee this By Gabriella PaulAvenue Writer It was 8 a.m., but his jaw was already peppered with a black-andThe 42-year-old works long days Tuesday through Saturday managing two food trucks for Cilantro Tacos, a local restaurant started by his sister, Sydney Meth, and her husband, Nareth Meth. But Sen Khiev hasnt always been carefree on the back of a trailer braising carnitas and seasoning tacos. In fact, two and a half years ago, Khiev left his chiropractic business in Cypress, California, in order to join the new family restaurant at 25740 W. Newberry Road. I knew something was here, he said after visiting his family and seeing Cilantro in action. I really saw the love, I guess, in the feedback from customers. So much so that six months later he decided to move across the country with his wife, Dara, and his now 6-year-old daughter. Khiev said Sydney, his sister, is the culinary mastermind behind the place while Nareth handles the business side of things. Every one of our menu items she experiments, creates and tinkers with until she has the right recipe, Khiev said. Meanwhile, Khievs nephew, Nathan, helps run one of the two food trailers while his niece Natalie, a UF student, pitches in whenever she can. However, Cilantro did not have a food trailer until Khiev arrived. The food truck is where I came in, he said. Originally operating only as a restaurant location, Cilantro now also has two fully operational food trailers that have become a staple of Gainesville cuisine. The trailers, 8-by-10-foot platto a truck and attend about nine events a week now, Khiev said, including Taco Tuesdays at Swamp Head Brewery, the downtown farmers market on Wednesdays and events at First Magnitude Brewing Company almost four times a month. The food trailers have been great for business, Khiev said, but they have also had their fair share of bumps in the road. One time, Khiev said, while riding down Newberry Road about a year ago, the Cilantro food trailer actually unhooked from the back of the truck. smiled and shook his head side-toside, reminiscing on past food truck Mines a food trailer, so I have to attach it to a truck. And I didnt secure the hitch properly, he said. But even with the day-to-day surprises, Khiev said, serving customers an amazing taco at the end of the day makes it all worth it. He said one of his favorite things Cilantro customers. One lady, a world traveler, tried ville farm wedding catered by Cilantro, he said. She said it was some of the best food she had ever tried from around the world. We hear a lot Oh, those are the best tacos Ive ever had in my life, and theyre like 60 years old, Khiev said. We never know if its that us. Its those moments, he said, that motivate everyone at Cilantro to keep putting their best taco forward.Cilantro Tacos: The family behind the food truck Courtesy to The AlligatorCilantro Tacos has become a Gainesville staple over the years, making appearances at breweries, events, food truck rallies and more.

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) 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.Want to make a connection?Place your ad here to look for someone to share a common interest with or for your true love 20 Events/Notices IS YOUR BUSINESS, CLUB OR ORGANIZATION HAVING AN EVENT? DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT? PLACE YOUR AD HERE AND GET IT NOTICED! FREE Interactive Town Hall Youth Tobacco Prevention Policy Panel UF HealthStreet, 2401 SW Archer Road Feb 28, 5:30-7p. Live and Live Stream More details at www.myhealthstreet.org 2-28-18-3-20 21 Entertainment Get the party started! Place your Entertainment classified today to get people up and about. Call 373-FIND. 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Coach Amanda O'Leary and the rest of Florida's lacrosse team is facing Jacksonville tonight at 7 at Dizney Stadium. Pro Sports Roundup: LeBron hits career milestoneCleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James Follow us for updates follow us on Twitter at WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 By Justin AhlumSports WriterTara Washington glanced down at her phone as it started to buzz. It was an incoming call from her daughter, Delicia Washington, a freshman at the University of Florida. Momma? A trembling voice was on the other side of the phone. Her mother could hear the tears and distress in her daughters voice. Whats going on? Tara asked. Amanda Butler, UFs womens basketball coach for the past 10 years, had just been dismissed by Gators athletic director Scott Stricklin following another lackluster season for the Gators. Delicia, the teams starting shooting guard, was devastated. She was in her hometown of Macclenny, Florida, on March 6, 2017, visiting her alma mater Baker County High School when she heard the news. She immediately called her mother, trying to hold back sobs as the reality kicked in that the coach she and her family adored was leaving the program for good. I came here because of Butler, Delicia said. I came here for the coaching staff, not because its the University of Florida. Delicia, whod developed a deep connection with Butler from the moment shed been offered a scholarship by the coach during her sophomore year of high school, was suddenly in limbo. She didnt know if she wanted to stick around in Gainesville or explore her options elsewhere. she said. I wasnt sure if I wanted to be here anymore. Delicia and her teammates are preparing to try and snake their way through the gauntlet that is the SEC Tournament. The Gators face Ole Miss today at 2:25 p.m. in Nashville, TennesBut about 365 days ago, Delicia didnt know if she would be a part of Floridas 2017-18 campaign. With Butler gone, what was she supposed to do? What were her plans? Back then, she didnt know. now, that reason was gone. So what was keeping Delicia here? Before Delicia wore the Gators' orange and clenny, just an hour away from where shed eventually begin her college basketball career. She began playing the sport when she was 7, competing against her cousins at local parks before joining her middle schools team in sixth grade. However, Delicia never hit the AAU circuit. She didnt play travel ball and go on constant trips on the road for tournaments. Her game developed in the neighborhood and at local basketball courts, often under her own guidance. By the time she was a senior at Baker County, she was ranked as the No. 22 guard in the country, according to espnW. Pressure came with that national spotlight. Every team we played, everybody wanted to try to get better than me, she said. I just felt like it was a little bit tougher for me because I had a lot more competition coming my way. In addition to lighting it up on the hardwood, Delicia excelled on the diamond at Baker County. When she wasnt averaging more than 25 points per game in the gym, Delicia was providing a spark on the schools softball Delicia was a force in the batters box, hitting over .350 and blasting nine home runs in only 29 games during her senior season, according to MaxPreps. That year, led by the efforts of Delicia, Baker County made it to the fell to Bayshore High School 5-1. Delicia and her family also took frequent trips to Gainesville to watch Gators softball games. However, it was the sport of basketball that led to Delicias eventual commitment to UF. and Floridas coaching staff during the latter part of her sophomore year at Baker County. Butler, whod just led the Gators to their third victory in an NCAA Tournament game over the past decade, was trying to navigate the program into the national spotlight as a legitimate championship contender. school basketball games, where the relationship with her family began to bloom. The then-Gators coach told Tara shed been scouting Delicia for a while and was excited about the idea of bringing her to Gainesville. I loved Butler, Tara said. (Her hospital-Delicia Washingtons journey to UF and her tough decision over whether to stayEmma Green / Alligator Staff AGENT DOUBLE ZERO SEE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL, PAGE 16GATORS VS. REBELSWho: Florida women's basketball team (11-18, 3-9 SEC) vs. Ole Miss women's basketball team (11-18, 1-15 SEC) What: SEC Women's Basketball Tournament (First Round) Where: Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, Tennessee When: Today at 2:25 p.m. TV: SEC Network Butler

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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 BASEBALLBy Morgan McMullenSports WriterOn a chilly Jacksonville evening, a nagging breeze danced across Dusty Rhodes Field at Harmon Staat-bats, he struck the ball well into only to have both die just warning track outs. equal in stubbornness, it was Langhim twice. Langworthys savvy baserunning propelled him to third on a Brady Smith single, and he to three. ning, three resulted in outs being recorded on the play (groundout, OSullivan moved the sophomore batters around in the lineup. Langworthys swap to the seven more proactive about his hitters dry spells. Langworthy entered the game games. card Tuesday night resided on the mound. Freshman Jordan Butler made his second career start and didnt disappoint. The southpaw bewildered Osprey batters through six scoreless innings with six strikeouts while allowing just one hit and no walks. Our pitching was just outstanding tonight, OSullivan said in a release. in the seventh and eighth innings, he bridged the gap to the ninth by Byrne shut the door on any potential comeback with just one hit allowed in the ninth. Floridas two-game series with the Ospreys wraps up tonight in Gainesville at 6. mmcmullen@alligator.org Small ball and pitching powers UF past OspreysMENS BASKETBALLBy Benjamin BrandtSports Writer The Alabama mens basketball sive pattern 19 consecutive times in Florida on Tuesday. The drought helped the Gators power their way to a 19-point advantage going into They never looked back. Guard Jalen Hudson made easy loted Florida to its revenge. He ended Just trying to be aggressive, Hudson said. We were just trying to career assist, tying the record set by to 2012. either team. Florida broke the drought over eight times. scoring slump with a layup to bring The Gators dominance never maining in the game, a step-back Alabama didnt break within 20 ures in scoring. The team ended the With the victory, the Gators have won two straight and currently stand said. Everybody came. Everybody showed up. article. Gators spoil Crimson Tides Senior Night with 21-point beatdownAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffGuard Jalen Hudson scored 27 points on 9-of-13 shooting in Floridas 73-52 win over Alabama on Tuesday. Langworthy

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16 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2018 ity) was awesome. She really welcomed us into Florida. really welcomed us in. her mind that she wanted a Gator. Her success on the court led to an of the Year Award. time athletic director Jeremy Foley less than head coach. swered. staff. with their head coach. season. from last year. court. @justinn_case1 jahlum@alligator.orgWOMEN'S-BBALL, from pg 14Delicia Washington won SEC Co-Freshman of the Year in 2017 really welcomed us in. her mind that she wanted a Gator. Her success on the court led to an of the Year Award. swered. a Gator. of the Year Award.