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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Dan Mullen will be the next Accent SpeakerHe will not be paid to speak, pg. 4A look at the money that went into the Student Government Spring election, pg. 5 HUDSON OVERCOMES HARDSHIPSJalen Hudson dealt with a divorce that split his family and a coach who didnt want him before eventually landing at UF, pg. 14VOLUME 112 ISSUE 65Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida A UF STUDENT WAS DROPPED OFF 40 MINUTES FROM HER STOP. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterAs Halle Berliant watched her bus creep farther away from the Tampa airport on her phones map, the knot in her stomach tightened. Berliant, a UF health science freshman, called her mom, Elizabeth Berliant, and said she was nervous. Im sure they know what theyre doing, her mom said. As the bus traveled down Interstate 75, Halle Berliant realized the mistake and asked to be let off. So the bus drivers dropped her off at exit 229 in Palmetto, along the side of the road with her green suitcase, Berliant said. She looked around in the hopes of seeing a grocery store, gas station, any sign of civilization, but saw nothing. I was very scared, the 18-yearold said. I didnt know where I was. The incident raises questions about the practices of bus companies serving students. A variety of bus lines operate throughout Florida, with three of the most popular options being RedCoach, GMG Transport and Megabus all of which boast their safety record but still have complaints. RedCoach has several measures in place to ensure the safety of passengers and drivers, Daniel Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff CATCHING THE REDCOACHStudents and other passengers walk toward a RedCoach bus to begin boarding Thursday afternoon at the Commuter Lot as UF will begin its Spring Break this upcoming week. SEE FEATURE, PAGE 8 FEATURE FRIDAY:By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterThree days. Five mountains. Six pairs of burning thighs and toned calves. This Spring Break, David DiMauro, a UF biology senior, will of the Mississippi River to raise philanthropy, the Climb For Cancer Foundation, which donates nearly all of its proceeds to cancer patients at UF Health. DiMauro hopes to trip. The students on the Spring DiMauro, 22, was going to complete the hike alone but opened the trip up to other participants when he saw other UF students were interested in a Facebook post he shared Feb. 15. These people are getting excited for something that Im excited about, and thats really cool. Within a week, he had recruits: his brother Thomas, friends Sam Saffer, Grace Plass, Haley Surdyke and Delaney Sagul, who has gone on another trip DiMauro helped lead. Mitchell, Craig, Gibbes, Potato Hill and Balsam Cone, which are all on the same ridgeline of the Black Mountains in North Carolina. The trip from peak to peak is about 23 miles on foot. Each peak they reach will yield a view of the taller mountain next in line, DiMauro said. I was pretty nervous about doing it, said Plass, a 19-year-old UF mechanical engineering freshman. pretty much to our limits. At the start of the trip, hikers can expect a steep incline at Deep Gap Trailhead, said Surdyke, a good friend of DiMauro, who is helping guide on the trip. hours straight, the 21-year-old UF nursing senior said. Stadiums are actually one of closest ways to mimic the burn of a backpacking trip, she said. the group of six stands out from the other athletes. For nearly an hour, the group bounces up and down the stadium steps in hefty waterproof hiking boots theyll wear during the trip. In addition, hikers water and textbooks enough weight to set off the seat belt alarm in Surdykes car to emulate the hikes intensity, she said. Packing as light as possible with dehydrated food packets is necessary. They will still be hauling 25 ing water, supplies and tents. DiMauro said he has climbed Mount Mitchell and Craig before but never in early spring, when trails are still fresh with snow and temperatures dip easily below freezing after nightfall. Its rough, says Mount Mitchell State Park employee Shelby Longtrear. You can get into some trouble if youre not as experi-SEE MOUNTAIN, PAGE 8


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?Student Government Fair Student Governments Spring Housing Fair will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. March 16 on the Reitz Union North Lawn. This is a way to get familiar with off-campus living options. 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. Attorneys will meet with people who have been convicted of a felony and are interested in applying to have their civil rights restored. For more information, visit aclib. us/law. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To request publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Clarification In story published Wednesday titled GPD: UF student rapes friend after fraternity event, Thomas Peter Maletta was arrested and charged with raping a woman he'd known since high school. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 65NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chiefs Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff The Board of Directors of Campus Communications, Inc., publisher 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.


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3The 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: A small group of students participate in a solidarity rally on Turlington Plaza on Thursday evening to raise awareness for the Karam Foundations Emergency Aid Campaign for the Children of Eastern Ghouta. Sophia Timm, a 21-year-old UF biology and anthropology senior, participates in a solidarity rally for Eastern Ghouta children along with Kelly Sutter, a 19-year-old UF psychology sophomore, and Afrah Ahmed, a 19-year-old UF health science senior. On Turlington Plaza, students rally in solidarity for SyriaBy Taylour MarksAlligator Staff Writer


4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 A HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT WAS ARRESTED FOR TAKING A GUN TO SCHOOL THE SAME DAY. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA Tallahassee man was arrested and charged with bringing a loaded gun to Santa Fe College on Tuesday night on, Santa Fe College Police said. Nicholas Robert Thompson, 30, had a loaded 9mm Taurus PT111 handgun tucked in his front waistband while he was attending a class in Building O on Santa Fes northwest campus at about 6:30 p.m., according to an arrest report. Jay Anderson, Santa Fes communication manager, said a student saw the gun and told the teacher who then called police. The system worked the way it should, Anderson said. Thompson was arrested for having the concealed gun on Santa Fes campus, police said. Thompson isnt a student at the school and was attending an Occupational Safety and Health Administration safety class taught at the college, Anderson said. Anderson said Thompson told police he forgot he was carrying the gun when he went to the campus and had a concealed carry permit. Thompsons arrest was the same day a junior at Eastside High School was arrested on charges related to his bringing a loaded revolver to school in his backpack, according to Alligator archives. Thompson was arrested on a charge pus and taken to the Alachua County Jail. He was released Wednesday night on a $50,000 bond. He could not be reached for comment. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgPolice: Tallahassee man brings gun to class By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterZachary Roberts wants to know what Coach Dan Mullen has in mind for the future of Gator football. The UF exploratory engineering sophomore will get an opportunity to ask the head football coach March 20 in the University Auditorium. The discussion is organized by Accent Speakers Bureau. The doors will open at 7 p.m., and the event will begin at 8 p.m. About 800 tickets will be available at the Accent of the Reitz Union beginning March 19, from noon to 5 p.m., Accent chair Shelby Buchanan wrote in an email. Students with a valid Gator 1 ID card receive two tickets. Any remaining tickets will be distributed at the University Auuntil the start of the show. Mullen will speak about his professional experience. Mullen is not being paid to speak, and the estimated cost to host the event is under $5,000, Buchanan said. We have received several requests for a sports-oriented show, and we feel this show will Buchanan said. We hope that this event can serve as introduction between Coach Mullen and the Student Body before next years football season. Buchanan said this event is a partnership between Accent and the University Athletic Association to allow for university sport While we love to bring speakers from all over the country and all walks of life, partnering with the UAA gives us the opportunity to showcase a little hometown pride, Buchanan said. Were excited to bring Dan due to his history of excellence in the sports world, and we hope that students in attendance feel a stronger connection to him after the program is over. Roberts, 19, said he has been a fan of Mullen since he started as UFs offensive coordinator in 2005. He seems to just be happy to be here at the University of Florida and some coaches in the past have not seemed excited or happy to be here, he said. Roberts said hes curious to know why Mullen chose to come back to UF after his coaching job at Mississippi State University. I would probably ask him what his goals are for the next ball program, he said. I want to know whether we are, as a program, reaching the goals that he sets out. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgDan Mullen to give Accent talkMullen


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5Alligator Staff WriterA Gainesville man was arrested and charged with shooting and injuring an infant and the infants father Tuesday night, Gainesville Police said. Darrell J. Wilson, 26, was to babysit the 1-year-old child at his East Gainesville home, and the mother and father were dropping off the infant at about 10 p.m., GPD spokesperoffended when the father, Torrance Lee, was kissing and hugging the child in his car, and Wilson grabbed the infant out of the fathers hands, according to a press release. The father got out of his car and asked what was wrong, and the mother moved her child from Wilsons hands to the fathers, Tobias said. Wilson, who keeps a gun on him at all times, pulled out the handgun and shot twice, hitting the father in the abdomen and the child in the face, Tobias said. I cannot believe, I cant understand, cant fathom why someone would look anywhere toward the direction of a child, an infant, a baby and make the decision to pull the trigger, Tobias said. life threatening injuries. Police found the gun in Wilsons home, and he was arrested on a charge of attempted murder, Tobias said. Wilson told police he shot the father because he had a mean look on his face, Tobias said. The Florida Department of Children and Families will run a parallel investigation with police. Wilson was taken to the Alachua County Jail where he remains in lieu of a $500,000 bond. GPD: Gainesville man shoots, injures father and his babyWilson By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer against Rep. Chuck Clemons, R-Newberry, on Monday for blocking him on Twitter. Peter Morgan Attwood, 45, tweeted at Clemons on Feb. 20 asking why he voted that would allow the Florida House to discuss a possible ban on assault weapons. The next day, Attwood discovered Clemons had blocked him on Twitter and later Facebook, Attwood said. Now, Attwoods attorney is asking the courts to declare Clemons actions as viewpoint exclusion from a public forum and a violation of the First Amendment. He doesnt have a right to do that if hes operating his Twitter and his Facebook as a representative of the people, Attwood said. Clemons represents District 21, which includes part of Alachua County and Gilchrist and Dixie Counties. Attwood retweeted a tweet by Emma Gonzalez, a survivor of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas School shooting, about the House vote and added a personal message for Clemons. Hello @ChuckClemons21 Im a constituent. Please explain this vote please. Thank you, the tweet reads. The next day he was blocked, Attwood said. Clemons didnt respond to requests for comment but posted his thoughts about the lawsuit on social media Monday. This lawsuit is frivolous and a waste of taxpayer time and money, he wrote in a Facebook post. Any legislator, or any citizen, has the right to decide who they will or wont allow to interact with them online. Rep. Chuck Clemons faces lawsuit for Twitter block By Heaven WilsonAlligator Contributing WriterLevin College of Law saw applications double from 2015 to 2016, and a national study said this is due to the presidential election. Kaplan Test Prep, a student testing service, conducted a nationwide survey in December 2017 and February that went out to more than 500 students applying to law school. It found that 32 percent said the election impacted their decision to apply, said Jeff Thomas, an executive director of pre-law programs at Kaplan. He said there was speculation about why this number increased in the past year bethere was a decline in LSAT test takers. Consequently, Kaplan decided to survey students who have went through their preparation services about why they applied to law school. If the passion is there, its a great time to apply to law school, Thomas said. Elizabeth Lear, the associate dean for strategic initiatives at Levin College of Law, said she noticed a massive increase in the law school applications since the election. Lear said since the election, the school saw an increase of more than 1,000 students applied in 2015 and 2,703 applied in 2016. The number stayed around the same in 2017 at 2,875 applications. Applications have gone up in the last two years, Lear said. I have seen passion among our students since the election. old UF telecommunication junior, said she had thoughts of applying to law school before dent Donald Trump won and implemented his restrictive immigration policies, it reafmoved to the U.S. when she was 11 years old and didnt become a citizen until February. She wants to be able to help other immigrants by going to law school and study immigration law. Immigration is a soft There are people that need help who dont have the money, especially if you are an immigrant.UF Law school sees applicant increase after 2016 election Clemons By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff Writer Party spent about nine times more and Inspire Party spent about seven times more than their competitor, Challenge Party, in the recent Student Government election. Impact raised $10,325 in donations, including $1,300 from President-elect Ian Green, $1,100 from Vice President-elect David Enriquez and $1,200 from Treasurer-elect Stefan Jackie Phillips, the co-campaign manager of Impact, wrote in an email the party requires its executive candidates to donate. While money doesnt win a campaign, it is necessary to run a large campaign, she said. Ian, David and Stefan worked to raise money from family and friends who supported and believed in them to donate to the campaign. Money doesnt represent dedication but just like they put their all into every other aspect as well. Impact spent $576.20 more in this campaign more in donations this year, according to Alligator archives. Inspire raised $7,250.80 in donations, with of the founders of Access Party in 2015. There werent any strings attached, said Casey Witte, Inspires treasurer. Rather, he just wanted to see another independent voice on campus. Of Inspires executive ticket, president candidate Revel Lubin donated $300, vice presied $5. Witte said they dont require candidates to donate to the campaign. The party also spent $6,627.83 this cammaining. Witte said the party intended to use the money to continue campaigning if there was a runoff election, but it will now use it for the Fall campaigning season. If the party had more money, it couldve been a factor in winning the election, Witte said. At the end of the day, as unfortunate as it is, money does fuel politics, he said. Impact and Inspire fed their volunteers Krispy Kreme Doughnuts and pizza. Inspire $85.46 on doughnuts. The three parties also spend money to boost Facebook posts. Impact spent $11.16, Inspire spent $788.51 and Challenge spent $40. partys executive candidates Janae Moodie donated $440, Chase Werther donated $430 and Shayli Patel donated $80. Challenge President Anthony Rojas said he knew the party had a disadvantage in manpower and money in its campaign. Like Inspire, Challenge didnt require the executive candidates to donate. We hoped that money wasnt going to be the difference, he said. We just wanted to do things that resonated with most students and we just had to generate our own buzz organically. The reality is that money does play as a factor, but I wish it did less. Impact, Inspire spent more on election than Challenge Caitlin Ostroff / Alligator StaffStudent Government political party donations and spending for the Spring elections.


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FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733NYX, Hair Pieces Extensions, Wigs Newberry Square location NOW OPENARCHER BEAUTY Representation matters. It's almost always clear if an organization is hiring e nough people of color or isnt helping them ascend to leadership roles. Representation is important in sectors of government, especially where the president has power to appoint many of the people within them. The composition of a presidents appointments reveal whose voices are being heard. The U.S. president has the power to select whose advice he pays attention to when it comes to his judges, cabinet members and, of course, the staff of his White House. President Donald Trump likes to say he has helped minorities and women through things like reducing the black unemployment rate and hiring women through the Trump Organization. His daughter and advisor, Ivanka Trump, seems to support this in her public statements. This, however, has been contradicted by his statements and actions over the years. Despite his history, what do his appointments say? According to an analysis by NPR, which has been updated with each new Trump appointment, Trumps choices are less diverse than his predecessors. Former President Barack Obama had the lowest amount of white men as appointments so far at 36 percent. Trump raised that to 71 percent, and his appointments are just 19 percent nonwhite and 19 percent women. This represents a the concerns of all Americans be heard when a cabinet skews toward one demographic? Some might say its unfair to compare Trump to the previous democratic administration. However, the overall trend Democrat or Republican is toward more inclusive appointments. Among recent presidents, Trump is only surpassed by former President Ronald Reagan in his appointments of white men. The most recent former President George Bushs cabinet was 59 percent white men. will say its more important to have sition as opposed to focusing on a racial balance. This is a false equivalence: You can have both. Some of Trumps appointments have been questionable, with many not having experience relevant to their position. Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson, a neurosurgeon known for separating conjoined twins and who recently the secretary of his department. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, who served as a deputy secretary of transportation and a secretary of labor, shows how someone who is both Other leaders have taken an active role in making sure their advisors are representative of the population. Prime Minister Justin net to have an equal amount of men and women and included a refugee and two aboriginal members. Trumps leadership style is revealed not just in his press secretarys statements and his tweets, but also in who he chooses to represent him. There are few women and minorities whispering to the presidents ear, and this may end up having policy consequences down the road. Instead of bragging about how hes improved things for minorities, Trump should instead think about how he can ask them what he can improve but that requires having a more representative inner circle. Trumps current cabinet does not represent America as a whole. Nicole Dan is a UF political science and journalism junior. Her column focuses on race and culture.Does Trumps cabinet represent America or just people who are like him?ColumnPresident Donald Trump recently revealed his plan to improve Americas infrastructure. I believe the plan falls short when it comes to solving probanything from bridges to electrical grids, but I'll focus on three sectors in desperate need of reform: roads, dams and water systems. While everyone has experienced the frussee infrastructure beyond the daily commute. According to historian and engineer Henry alone cost the economy more than $120 billion every year. With many of Americas road networks built back in the 1950s, they were never built with the intention of supporting todays growing population. From the lack of inthat once provided jobs during the Great Depression and stimulated economic growth in the 1950s now hinder economic productivity. Dams have provided power to millions for more than 50 years, but many have been neglected. In 2015, the Association of State Dam state-regulated dams in the U.S. for needing repairs, and 70 percent of these dams will be more than 50 years old in the next two years. Dam failure has already occured in California and Nevada since January, devastating local ecosystems and causing millions of dollars in damage. As the federal government stalls in providing the money to repair these aging dams, the chance for more dam failures only increases. Living in a developed country, one would think every American has access to clean water. Unfortunately, as many as 25 million have been recently exposed to water that does not meet the Safe Drinking Water Act standards. SDWA violations are rooted in the inability for many rural municipalities to adapt to a 2002 Environmental Protection Agency rule change on chlorination disinfection. While chlorine is a popular disinfectant, recent research has shown chlorine can yield toxic by-products. Cities have the option to further treat the water once chlorinated or switch to another disinfectant, yet both options cost money municipalities dont have. There are more aspects of Americas infrastructure Trumps plan fails to address, but the coinciding problem comes down to a lack of funding. The current plans budget allocates into context, the EPA estimates repairs and updates to Americas water infrastructure alone will require $632 billion over the next decade. In order to achieve next years infrastructure objectives, the proposed plan expects $1.3 trillion from state and private investments. However, if the state and local governments had that kind of money to invest, they would have done so already. The money needs to come from the federal level. Improving infrastructure shouldnt be used as a political strategy or polling boost. The daily life of every American is shaped by the state of this countrys infrastructure. The federal government must address current infrastructure problems with a plan that actually works. Joshua Udvary is a UF environmental engineering junior. His column focuses on science.Trumps infrastructure plan inadequately addresses Americas situationColumn Nicole Joshua


8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 SantAna, the operations manager of RedCoach, said. Each bus is equipped with GPS tracking and a system to notify a call center of any mechanical issues. The headquarters also receives weekly reports on drivers to check for violations. We take safety seriously. Its not something to take lightly, he said. Our main goal is to provide a great experience for the passengers. Standing on the side of the road with her suitcase and backpack for 15 minutes, Berliant scrambled to call an Uber to make it back to Tamto tell the driver, she said. SantAna station and commercial plaza, at 9312 49th Ave. E in Palmetto, but Berliant remembers seeing nothing. One $56 Uber ride, and $60 RedCoach ticket, later, Berliant made it to the airport. But her family still doesnt know how it was allowed to happen. On the bus leading to the Tampa drop-off location, Berliant asked one of the two men driving, who was not in uniform, if the next stop was for the airport, she said. He said no. After about an hour, Berliant approached the driver again, who told her to ask the other driver. Berliant hesitantly tapped the man, who had been asleep, and asked. He laughed, she said. They had passed Tampa ages ago, he told her. The next stop was Naples. It felt very degrading, like he was judging me for being a young girl, and like I didnt know where I was and made me feel like I was really clueless, she said. The drivers, whose names were not released, will receive a written warning for breaking protocol and letting Berliant off at a non-designated stop, SantAna said. The driver not in uniform was a trainee, who was being supervised by the sleeping driver. Ideally he should be awake through that, but I would not reprimand the driver if he falls asleep while he is not driving if he is just the companion for the second driver, SantAna said. Twenty days after the incident, Berliants mom received a response from RedCoach saying she was let off due to her insistence. SantAna said passengers are responsible for knowing their stops. The company offered Berliant 20 percent off on her next trip, but Elizabeth Berliant vowed to never use the company again. My beautiful 18-year-old daughter standing on the side of the road with nothing around her was absolutely a parents worst nightmare, she said. Over the past three years, RedCoach, which only serves Florida, has closed 28 complaints through the Better Business Bureau and an overall A rating. The complaints include buses being several hours late, ignoring requests for refunds and trips being canceled last minute. RedCoach was also issued six citations in Broward County during 2017 for operating buses without a current valid permit, according to court records. Two of the citations have been dismissed and the other four cases are open. Megabus, an international bus company that began servicing Gainesville in 2011, has had 908 complaints submitted to the bureau in the past three years. The company has been around for four years longer than RedCoach and serves 33 states. Megabus has invested $1.5 million in safety precautions like GPS technology and a 24/7 call center that monitors drivers in real time, according to a brochure from Sean Hughes, the director of corporate affairs for Megabus. The company also requires drivers to take at least nine hours between each shift, one hour longer than the federal requirement. We feel that were the industry leader as far as safety goes, he said. Elana Goldstein, a UF accounting graduate student, said she doesnt know if Megabus is the industry leader but certainly feels safe on it. The 22-year-old has ridden a variety of commercial bus lines including Megabus, GMG Transport and Greyhound but has become a loyal customer to Megabus, she said. I dont know any bus company that does a better job, she said. Kevin Chi, a UF psychology sophomore, prefers to use GMG Transport a bus company servicing only Florida when he travels back to Miami. The 20-year-old said serves college students and their friends. Jennifer Socorro, a manager at GMG Transport, said the company serves between 200 and 300 students weekly. The company has had two complaints through the bureau within the last three years. None of their drivers have ever received a ticket while operating a bus since the company began in 1983, she said. Socorro believes its due to their high standards. Most of their drivers have at least 10 to 12 years of experience with other bus companies before they join. Though RedCoach wont suspend either of the drivers, theyre planning a meeting Tuesday to discuss what happened, SantAna said. We need to make measures to ensure drivers dont repeat the same exact kind of mistakes, he said. Elizabeth Berliant wants to make sure nobody else goes through what her daughter did. Although shes not thankful her daughter made it home safely. We are lucky that shes unharmed, she said. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgFEATURE, from pg. 1RedCoach has faced 28 complaints over the past three yearsenced. Longtrear, 26, has worked the park for two years now and knows the weather is the most unpredictable factor for climbers. Thick fog can roll in quickly and affect visibility. Theres no real forecast, she said. To keep spirits high over the course of the three days, once the reality of the climb and the pain set in, Surdyke said shell be reminding everyone why theyre doing it You foster a whole different level of strength when youre climbing for a cause, she said. You feel very inspired. Its a metaphor Climb For Cancers co-founder Ron Farb has lived by since the organization started in 2003. The foundation has already raised more than $2 million since its founding. Farb, 72, said funding comes from people whose lives were affected by cancer. If you ask the 90,000 people on game day at the Swamp, Raise your hand if you havent been touched by cancer, nobody could, he said. Farb said hes been astounded by the passion for philanthropy among these students, who have embraced using this trip as an opportunity to climb for a cause. Ive done (Mount) Everest, which may seem like something great to you, Farb said. But the cancer kids are climbing Everest every day of their lives. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgMOUNTAIN, from pg. 1Weather could be the most unpredictable factor for the studentsCourtesy to the Alligator David DiMauro, a 22-year-old UF biology senior, ascends the Tongariro Alpine Crossing in New Zealand Elliott Nasby / Alligator StaffPictured is the trail the group of students will take. Courtesy to The Alligator Tampa St. Petersburg


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 $1 0 eGift Card DONATE OneBlood T-shirt & $10 eGift Card for all donors! Text HERO to 63928 You MAKE A DIFFERENCE! SALES REPOF THE MONTHCONGRA TUL A TIONS! FEBRUARY JOHN VIANELLOmajor: advertising By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterAn orange and blue sign on the Plaza of the Americas is a quiet reminder of the Hare Krishnas legacy at UF. The group has been serving lunches on campus for nearly 50 years, and last Fall, they donated about $200,000 to renovate the plaza. Krishna Lunch Lane, the metal plaque reads. UF added the street sign as part of its renovation of Plaza of the Americas in the Fall, university spokesperson Steve Orlando said. Orlando didnt know how much the sign cost. The $2.2 million renovation project to the plaza was mainly funded by a private donation of $1.3 million from donors Herb and Catherine Yardley. Most of the rest of the moncording to Alligator archives. The Hare Krishnas also gave a $200,000 donation for the renovation. The sign commemorates the donation and daily lunches they have served on campus since 1971, Orlando said. Audrey Gonzalez whipped out her phone immediately after spotting the sign Monday. Gonzalez, a UF business management senior, was driving with her friend past the Plaza of the Americas when she saw the sign and knew she had to post a photo of it on Snapchat. Her caption read, Krishna lunch lane! Best thing UF has ever done with my tuition money. The 22-year-old said she has eaten Krishna lunches since her freshman year. It is the highlight of my week sometimes, she said. Its some of my best memories just sitting in Plaza of the Americas hanging out with friends or just eating it by myself. Animesh Adhikasi, 20, a Santa Fe College computer science sophomore and Hare Krishna member, said the group contributed to the plazas renovation to continue its relationship with UF and its students. The donation was partially funded by student lunch donations, which are about $5 per meal, he said. The lunches feed about 700 people a day, he said. Adhikasi said hes proud to see the Krishna lunch lane sign. For me personally, seeing Krishna lunch up there shows how Krishna lunch has touched so many peoples hearts and bellies, he said. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgUF adds street sign on campus in honor of Hare KrishnasBy Celeste MahfoodAlligator Contributing WriterTwo UF alumni created an app to make carpooling easier and safer for students looking for rides to and from Gainesville. The idea for the app, Wahi Ride, came from the start of the Facebook group UF Ride Board!, which has more than 19,000 members, said Diego De La Hoz, one of the apps cofounders and group administrators. The ride board allows students to make posts on when theyre looking for rides back home and to school. De La Hoz said he saw some users were having issues with scammers and students not paying others for the ride. ny Petrucco created Wahi Ride and launched it Feb. 1. Since the launch, it has had more than 1,000 downloads, De La Hoz said. Wahi Ride users need an email address from any Florida university and an active Facebook account to use the app, De La Hoz said. The app veripreliminary check on the drivers for security measures. De La Hoz said they chose to use the word Wahi for the app because the word means share in one of ri. Could we just advertise Wahi as a carpooling app? De La Hoz, 24, said. Absolutely, but I really believe that we as humans have the capability to connect with each other. BrinnLee Lambert, an 18-yearold UF microbiology and cell science freshman, said she joined the UF Ride Board! in November. She said she would use it if there was an emergency back home in Bonita Springs but her grandma usually picks her up for breaks. Lambert said the app sounds easy to use and is convenient in comparison to the Facebook page. I think its safe since its all Floridian kids were all smart and intelligent, so I think its a good thing to use, she said.UF alumni start app for students to carpool By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterAs Gynell Walker shopped for Nike shirts in the Butler Plaza Dicks Sporting Goods, she was shotguns in the back of the store. Walker, 45, of Gainesville, didnt realize the Archer Road loTwo weeks after the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Dicks CEO Edward Stack announced the company will no longer sell asmagazines in its stores. Customers must be over the age of 21 to buy announced it will no longer sell years old in a statement Wednesday evening. In November 2017, Nikolas Cruz, the suspected Parkland shooter, legally purchased a shotgun from a Dicks store. It was not the weapon or type of weapon used at the shooting, but it could have been, Stack wrote. Clearly this indicates on so many levels that the systems in place are not effective to protect our kids and our citizens, he wrote. We believe its time to do something about it. Walker, a stay-at-home wife, said she likes Dicks new age requirement because it will regulate more should be done. problem. Its whos buying them thats the problem, she said. You dont have to stop selling them, you just have to know who youre selling them to. Although Dicks locations the 2012 Sandy Hook massacre, the weapons were still available at the companys 35 subsidiary Field & Stream stores, according to Stacks statement. The closest Field & Stream to Gainesville is in Charleston, South Carolina. The statement from Dicks also supports stronger gun control reform, including universal backban. Daniel Quinones, a UF economics freshman, said hes shopped at Dicks for new running clothes since Sports Authority announced it would close in 2017. The 19-yearold said he was impressed with Dicks for deciding to establish the other companies to follow. I think its a good move to take a stand like that because it can set ence and a large reach, so theyre sending a message to a pretty large number of people.Dicks Sporting Goods stops selling


10 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 By Anais RoacheAlligator Contributing WriterCourtney Matthews gave Get Out audience members small Ziploc bags containing a plastic spoon, cotton ball and bingo card outside the Reitz Union Auditorium on Wednesday night. During the interactive criticizes the treatment of blacks by whites, about 20 people followed along with scenes, stirring the plastic spoons along with the protagonist and putting cotton balls in their ears during another scene. The Reitz Programming Board and Black Graduate Student Organization hosted the screening as an end to Black History Month, said Matthews, the BGSO Black History Month chair. The showing was a way to talk about race relations in the U.S. with a highly celebrated and awardNo matter what your race or ethnicity is or how you identify, people can resonate with this movie, Matthews, 24, said. The screening was Aliya Mirandas second time watchteracting with it. It reminded me of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, the 21-year-old UF telecommunication senior said. It was fun to be able to interact to the movie with other people, and I noticed things I After the screening, BGSO held a panel about race relations, diversity and inclusion with Reginald Lane, the associate director of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs, and Patricia Hilliard-Nunn, an African American studies professor. Solange Douglas, the Reitz Union associate director for programs, said the discussion was unusual considering the I think its also our desire to start that conversation and continue that conversation forward, she said. That panel piece adds that to the discussion so that way you watch SHE WAS PAID $20,000 TO SPEAK. By Vivian Nguyen Alligator Contributing WriterAngela Rye knows the U.S. is moving toward two societies one black, one On Tuesday, Rye told a room of about 200 students she believes African Americans position in the country has remained the same because nobody has Luther King Jr. envisioned 50 years ago. I cant help but be deeply frustrated about how far we have yet to go, she said. The Black Student Union and the Womens Student Association hosted the CNN political commentator and NPR political analyst in the University Auditorium to celebrate the closing ceremony of Black History Month and the opening ceremony of Womens History Month, said Rebecca Kravitz, the president of WSA. The organizations paid $20,000 to bring Rye to UF, the 22-year-old said. On stage, Rye said racism has hindered the countrys progress. The fact that systemic oppression is alive, well and real and has caused some tremendous injustices and has prevented our ability to achieve purpose is a real thing, and we have to address it, she said. Kassidy Wallace, a 21-year-old UF visual art studies senior, attended the event and said its important to talk about issues affecting African Americans. Celebrating Black History Month at UF is important because it is a predominantly white institution, so being able to have a very visible celebration is something very important to me, she said. By Christi-Anne WeatherlyAlligator Contributing Writer since her right leg was amputated because of a rare bone cancer. She was 14. But she isnt ashamed of her silver and black prosthetic leg. I always like telling people what happened so they can realize that this is a thing. It hapend of the world. The UF biology freshman was one of two Wednesday evening in Pugh Hall. The panel discussion, A Childhood Cancer Dialogue, was part of Do You Believe In Happy Endings?, a UF public relations campaign that started this semester and brings awareness to pediatric cancer, said Langston Dunbar, an ambassador leader and social media manager for the group. relations students, created the Happy Endings campaign for its client, With Purpose, a nonbrings awareness to children with cancer. We have all the facts, we have all the data, but its a lot different when you hear the story and you hear the survivors and how it affected them, Dunbar said. The other speaker, Katie Sloan, a 20-yearold Seminole State College special education mos. Ramos was 15 when she died from Ewings sarcoma, another rare form of bone cancer. I didnt think that there was going to be a normal, or a different kind of happy after her, Sloan said. But I realized that shes still here in everything that I do all the time. Wendy Velez, a UF international studies junior, said she attended the event because she knew Sloan. She also wanted to learn more about lesser-known forms of cancer. I think it really does genuinely motivate me to want to act more toward helping the research, helping the awareness for childhood cancer, Velez, 21, said. Students talk race relations, Angela Rye speaks at UFUF student talks about experience with childhood cancer


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12 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 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 CASH FOR CARS & TRUCKS Running or Not Any Condition352-771-6191 3-2-18-11-13 14 Help Wanted 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 and Mastercard accepted. 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 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. 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: 3-2125-15 PREVENTIVE CARE DISABILITY EVALUATIONS AND PROGRAM FOR AUTISM. Call 352-275-8171 3-30-12-15 AVIATION Grds work with JetBlue, United, Delta and othersstart here with hands on training for FAA certification. Financial aid if qualified. Call Aviation Institute of Maintenance 888-2422649. 3-2-1-15 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at 6-21-18-55-14 Don't forget to tell them:"I found it in The Alligator!" 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 3-30-18-32-14 We need After School Program Staff for ages 3-6 & 1st8th grade. M-F 2:00-6:00 PM. Starting Immediately. Submit resume to 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 3-2-184-14 HELP WANTED PART TIME Students Only Yard Work/Odd Jobs & Errands Starts at $13.00 per hour. Contact: 3-14-186-14 Photographer making underwater Youtube videos at Blue Springs seeks female models. Gig pays $25 for 90 minutes plus pictures and park reimbursement. Call for more info 352-286-4579 3-19-18-5-14 LOOKING FORKEYBOARD PLAYERFor 2 Sundays each month. Gospel music. Call 352-870-8077 3-14-18-3-14 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services


FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) Need CPR Training?(352) 727-4733 CNA Prep Classes from 7-3-17-108-16 DRUG PROBLEM?WE CAN HELP! 24 HOURS 7 DAYSCALL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS1-866352-5323 352-376-8008 18 Personals HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) PUT IT IN THE ALLIGATOR! LOCAL TARGETED EFFECTIVE ECONOMICAL Reach over 50,000 readers each publication day. 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 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. WALDO FARMERS & FLEA MARKET Vintage & Unique Like EBay in 3DSat & Sun 12-5-111-21 Designated drivers are the greatestBUYING OR SELLING TICKETS? Place your ad here and get results!Visit: 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,, 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 at 25 Lost & Found Finders Keepers? If you find something, you can place a FREE FOUND AD in our lost & found section. Be kind to someone whos lost what youve found. 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Amanda Lorenz Correction: Feb. 28, 2018 Follow us for updates FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 MEN'S BASKETBALLBy Andrew HuangSports WriterLeBron James, JaKarr Sampson and Jerome Lane. The trio of St. Vincent-St. Mary High School alums have all played basketball at the highest level, competing in the NBA for a combined 23 seasons. Florida guard Jalen Hudson, a former player at the Akron high school, is hoping to follow in their footsteps. said St. Vincent-St. Mary coach Dru Joyce II on where Jalen sits among the schools all-time best players. Jalen, now in his redshirt junior year of college, is having a breakout 2017-18 campaign at UF, scoring at a higher rate than any Gator over the last eight years. However, the success he has had leading Florida to a 10-7 conference record ahead of the teams reguSaturday at noon is a stark contrast from the hardships he has faced throughout his life. Between a divorce that split his family down the middle and a coach who didnt want him, Jalen has proven resilient at every turn, leaning on hard work, discipline and his faith. Jalen said, so I feel like its already Jalen and his father, Jerry, used to grab pizza and watch movies together every Friday night, a father-son ritual that strengthened their bond. The two shared everything together, from their passion for sports to their love of Italian food. Anytime I went to the store, anywhere I went, he wanted to come Jalen was close with the rest of his family his mother, Theresa, and his older sisters, Bri and Chanel as well. He would stay up late and watch TV with Bri, four years his senior, as the two siblings laughed and joked with each other. They were fans of their favorite movie was All About He would always fall asleep beon my back and carry him upstairs to As the years went by, Jalen grew. Eventually, he stood taller than Bri. He was so big that when I would put him on my back, his feet couldnt carry him anymore and he However, in 2004, Jalens family started to unravel. Jerry moved to Akron, Ohio, with Chanel, while Theresa, Jalen and Bri stayed put at their home in Richmond, Virginia. The siblings traveled to see each other whenever they could, with Chanel regularly coming back to Virginia during the summer. This was the routine Jalen and his sisters followed for years until Theresa began to suffer health problems, causing another shift in the balance of their lives. Jerry, who declined to go into spetion but said she is doing well, but Ohio with him. Its not something that we talk to After moving away from Virginia, Jalen enrolled at St. Vincent-St. Mary High School in Akron the summer between his sophomore and junior years. Jalen impressed Joyce II and thenassistant coach Willie McGee as soon as he arrived on campus. McGee now the athletic director at St. Vincent-St. Mary recalls Jalen putting his head down and working hard that offseason, attending every summer workout, open gym and training session held at the school. He did make a lot of shots, leading St. Vincent-St. Mary in scoring both years he played there. Despite having to defer to Jalen the new guy his teammates respected his athletic abilsaid, being part of the St. Vincent-St. One of Jalens most memorable moments came during his senior year at a showcase in Dayton, Ohio. Joyce II vividly recalls Jalen driving to the rim from the top of the key and throwing down a crowd-pleasing dunk with a 6-foot-8 defender in his face. It was one of those kind of dunks that youre always gonna rememgreat dunks before, with LeBron being here, but that one ranks right up Jalen guided the Fighting Irish to deep postseason runs during his two years at the school, leading St. Vincent-St. Mary to the state championship game as a junior and the state Joyce II said, but without him, we couldnt have gotten to either of those From the moment Jalen started evaluating his options for college, he knew he wanted to compete in the ACC. He watched Bri run track at North Carolina for four years and hoped to follow in her footsteps. His wish eventually came true when he signed his National Letter of Intent to play for Virginia Tech and coach James Johnson. Johnson wanted him on the roster, and athletes already on the team told Jalen that with his abilities, he would almost certainly get substantial playing time. (Johnson) was very aggressive in But his career in Blacksburg, Virginia, was derailed before it even started. Prior to Jalens arrival on campus, and replaced with former Marquette coach Buzz Williams four days later. Suddenly, Jalen was in limbo. Unsure of what Virginia Tech had in store for him, he looked into the HUDSON OVERCOMES HARDSHIPS SEE MEN'S B-BALL, PAGE 16Alligator File Photo WHO: FLORIDA MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM (19-11, 10-7 SEC) VS. KENTUCKY MEN'S BASKETBALL TEAM (21-9, 10-7 SEC) WHAT: REGULAR SEASON FINALE WHERE: THE STEPHEN C. O'CONNELL CENTER IN GAINESVILLE WHEN: SATURDAY AT NOON TV: CBSGATORS VS. WILDCATS Florida star remained resilient prior to joining Gators


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transfer process. He wanted to go about two hours northeast to the University of Virginia, but strict transfer rules stopped that plan in its tracks. Since Jalen had already signed his National Letter of Intent with the Hokies, if he wanted to leave for another ACC school, he would lose a year of eligibility and have to receive permission from Williams to leave. It was just too much, Jerry said. Jalen stayed the course and gave Williams a chance. During his freshman season, Jalen registered three starts and averaged 6.9 points per game. He also put up 32 points and nailed the game-winTournament to propel Virginia Tech past Wake Forest 81-80. Jalens heroics off the bench earned him the ACC Digital Networks title of ACC Star of the Day. As a sophomore, he started 24 games and increased his scoring output to 8.4 points per game. But despite playing well enough to put himself on the map, something was wrong at Virginia Tech. Jalen felt like he was on the outskirts of the team, playing for a coach in Williams who hadnt recruited him. It was just kind of an awkward relationship, Jalen said. Williams coaching style, predicated on hard-nosed defense, simply You come into a new program, youre going to want your guys, Joyce II said of Williams. A lot of coaches are like that. They have a mindset about the kind of player they want. If that person isnt that player right away, they dont give them as much time to grow. And at the end of the day, Jalen came to the same conclusion. I felt like that really hurt me, he said. I wanted to maximize my potential. After two years in Blacksburg, Jalen had enough. He was ready to compete for a coach who wanted him and in a sysOn April 6, 2016, Williams announced that Jalen had been granted his release from Virginia Tech. As for the Hudson family, faith would light the way. Were a very spiritual family, Chanel said. We know that everything happens for a reason. Jalen, who was receiving interest from schools including Florida, Alabama, Arkansas and Texas, didnt know much about the Gators, or their head coach, Mike White. What he did know was that his relationship with his next coach was more important than any other consideration. He wanted to make sure that wherever he went, the coach wanted him, Jerry said. After going through all of his opFlorida and Texas, Jalen made up his reer in Gainesville. Jerry was impressed by the lengths White went to pursue Jalen. (White) didnt just send his assistants, he got on a plane himself, Jerry said. That struck a chord with Jalen. After sitting out the 2016-17 season per NCAA transfer rules, Jalen Nov. 13 in the teams season opener against Gardner-Webb. He scored 16 points as the Gators rolled past the Runnin Bulldogs 116-74. nally come, Jalen said. I was just so But he was just getting started. Three games into the season, UF took part in the Phil Knight Invitational, a 16-team tournament held in Portland, Oregon, from Nov. 23 to 26. Jalen averaged 25.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game during the event, leading the Gators to wins over Stanford and 2017 NCAA runner-up Gonzaga. He recorded 24 points and 10 rebracket, a three-point loss to then-No. 1 Duke. If people didnt know Jalen Hudsons name before, they did then. game of the year set for Saturday against No. 23 Kentucky, Jalen will do his best to focus on the task at hand: securing a crucial win to bump up Floridas national standing heading into the SEC and NCAA Tournaments. He tries to stay in the moment, though. Hell tell you theres no use in worrying about the future. Hell echo his familys love. Hell repeat his words on faith. I try not to think about it too much, Jalen said. Its already written. @AndrewJHuang 16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 2, 2018 Courtesy of Bri HudsonJalen stands with his father, Jerry, who enrolled him at St. VincentSt. Mary High School in Akron, Ohio, in 2012. Courtesy of Bri HudsonJalen poses with sisters Bri (left) and Chanel (right) after a game between Virginia Tech and Virginia. MEN'S B-BALL, from pg. 14Hudson transferred to Florida after two years with Hokies