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By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterRegional Transit System buses will be harder to catch starting next Monday. Service from about 15 city and campus bus routes will be cut back for the rest of Spring semester due to a shortage of drivers, said RTS spokesperson Chip Skinner. People will just have to plan accordingly so they arent late for work or class, he said. The reduced service will mean less buses arriving at stops. Five campus buses and 10 off-campus buses will see a change. Skinner said bus stop wait times will increase from 12 minutes to 24 minutes in some cases. be announced today on the RTS website. Skinner said morning and afternoon commuters may not notice a difference, but Later Gators Wednesday service, which runs from 8:30 p.m. to 2:30 a.m. may be canceled with the new changes. He said the decision to scale back bus serdrivers and declining ridership. According to Alligator archives, RTS ridership averaged about 10 million in 2013. In 2013, the ridership was fewer than that. Skinner attributed a decline in ridership to a scooter boom among UF students, cheaper gas prices and the rising popularity of Uber and other ride-sharing services. The Gainesville Sun reported the city expects to lose about 190,000 riders during March and April, which would cost RTS $52,000 a week in revenue. RTS would need about 30 more drivers to be fully staffed again. Potential drivers undergo a twoto three-month background checking period, followed by at least six weeks of training. Many applicants leave during the process, Skinner said. Only about 40 percent of those interested end up becoming drivers. The driver shortage RTS is experiencing is affecting other transit systems statewide, he said. With lower unemployment rates, people can afford to take on better paying jobs. RTS drivers currently make $12.75 per hour. maintain our workforce, he said. Gainesvilles unemployment rate is the lowest it has been in the last decade. The rate was 3.2 percent in December, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Romeo Mati Jr., a 20-year-old UF biology junior, is anxious ahead of RTS announcement about which routes will be affected. He takes the 20 bus route from his off-campus apartment to class. Depending on if its my routes or not, I might not even be able to get on the bus if its packed, he said. Check for updates on RTS route changes. We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 GATORS ARE GOING DANCINGUFs mens basketball team is a No. 6 seed in this years NCAA Tournament and will face either St. Bonaventure or UCLA on Thursday, pg. 14 Read about candidates for the city commissionFind out why they are running, pg. 4 and 5UF researcher studied mosquities to track snakes Now, hes testing his research in the Everglades, pg. 10 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Shelbie Eakines / Alligator StaffWE WANT CHANGEDemonstrators chant, We want change! as they make the trek from Oaks Mall to Buchholz High School on Saturday. They See the photo story on pg. 3. Alligator Staff WriterFlorida Highway Patrol is trying to identify a pedestrian who died Saturday evening after he was hit by two cars near the intersection of U.S. 301 and Southeast 203rd Street. Both cars were driving north on U.S. 301 car, a 2013 GMC Acadia, was driven by a 56-year-old Palm City resident and hit the man on the cars left side, according to a press release. The second car, a 2014 Chrysler Town & Country, was driven by a 31-year-old Orange Park resident. Both cars pulled over on the east shoulder sengers, and the drivers were uninjured. The man was declared dead at the scene. and are looking for his relatives. Authorities said the man is white and between 50 to 60 years old. He had medium-gray hair and was wearing blue jeans, a black shirt and a brown leather jacket. He also had a faded tattoo on his right arm, but FHP did not describe the tattoo. about the man should call FHP at 1-800-3871290. said. RTS to reduce bus service for the rest of the semesterThe city will announce what routes change today About 15 routes will face cut backs Morning and afternoon riders may not see a difference Some wait times will double Some Later Gator routes may be canceled as a result of the change VOLUME 112 ISSUE 66Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 or email alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018WHATS HAPPENING?The Practice of Latin American Studies: Dilemmas of Scholarly Communication UF professor emerita Carmen Diana Deere will speak today from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Library West, Room 212. Deere will talk about recent trends toward convergence in academic practices in the North and South whereby excellence is measured by the visibility and impact of faculty publications, particularly those in international journals. In Latin America, this has led to a new twist in the old dilemma of publish or perish: publishing internationally but perishing locally. At the same time, to increase the visibility of regional scientific production, Latin America has been consolidating national and regional journal information and evaluation systems and leading the global Open Access movement. Fulbright Awareness Month The UF International Center will hold Fulbright Awareness Month from today to April 12. Multiple informational sessions for students, scholars, faculty and staff will provide opportunities to learn about the Fulbright application process and to hear about the experiences of past scholars and students. Additionally this year, information sessions will be led by Peter VanDerwater, the director of outreach at the Council for International Exchange for Scholars in Washington, D.C. Email to schedule an individual consultation with VanDewater. For more information, visit and search under Faculty Engagement and Global Learning. Student Government Spring Housing Fair Student Governments Spring Housing Fair is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday on the Reitz Union North Lawn. As the largest housing event at UF, students can engage with a wide variety of Gainesville community representatives and gain a better understanding of what off-campus housing communities have to offer. This is a way to get familiar with off-campus living options. UF resources such as Off Campus Life and Student Legal Services will also be on hand to help answer questions. Digital Resources Showcase George A. Smathers Libraries will hold a Libraries Digital Resources Showcase on Friday on the colonnade outside Library West from 1 to 3 p.m. The showcase will bring librarians and students together to highlight steps for finding the best research online and organizing your work quickly. The event will also feature the One Button Studio, 3-D printing, video streaming access, digital newspapers, mapping tools and institutional repository and digital archival collections. Florida Museum hosts Can You Dig It? on March 17 Dig into geology and discover the earth at your feet at a free, open-for-all-ages geology event at the Florida Museum of Natural History, located at 3215 Hull Road, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The event is presented in part by the UF Department of Geological Sciences in collaboration with the Gainesville Gem and Mineral Society. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2062. 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. Attorneys from Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the Levin College of Law will provide oneon-one assistance to people who have been convicted of a felony and are interested in applying to have their civil rights restored. These presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, visit or call 352-334-3900. Talking Gators Toastmasters Want to get more comfortable speaking in front of a group? Talking Gators Toastmasters meets every Tuesday at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit talkinggators. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To request publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.AP NEWS AROUND THE WORLDOfficial: At least 2 dead in NYC helicopter crash NEW YORK (AP) A helicopter crashed into New York City's East River around sundown Sunday and flipped on its side, killing at least two people. A spokesman for the mayor's office, Eric Phillips, confirmed the fatalities on Twitter. At least one person was rescued from the water, he said. Authorities did not immediately say whether there were other people aboard. China's Xi Jinping gets expanded mandate, may rule for life BEIJING (AP) Xi Jinping, already China's most powerful leader in more than a generation, received a vastly expanded mandate as lawmakers Sunday abolished presidential term limits that had been in place for more than 35 years and wrote his political philosophy into the country's constitution. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 66NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chiefs Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff


MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 LET US MARCHBy Shelbie EakinsAlligator StaffGainesville students and residents march to protest gun violenceTop Right: At a Saturday march for gun reform that lasted for about four hours, event organizers handed out maroon and silver ribbons to participants who wanted to express their support for the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School community. Top Left: Paige Shrewsbury, a 15-year-old Buchholz High School sophomore, marched alongside other Buchholz High School students to advocate for gun reform. I used to live in Miami, so this really hit close to change. I want to get that point across to everybody, she said.Bottom Right: Gavin Pinto, a 16-year-old Buchholz High School junior, gives instructions to demonstrators before the Let Us March event. Pinto and other Buchholz students organized the event in which people marched a little more than a mile from the Oaks Mall to Buccholz High School with some stops along the way.Bottom Left: David Desautels, 81, marched alongside the students from Buchholtz High School at their Let Us March event Saturday afternoon. Desautels, the grandfather of a Buchholz student, was one of about 150 who attended the march, according to Gavin Pinto, an event organizer.


4 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 Candidates for the District 1 city commission seatBy Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterTyra Edwards earned her nickname Ty Loudd for being a prominent voice of District 1. Now she wants to take that voice to the City Commission. Its just what our people want to be, she said. They want to be loud, and so Im loud. The 47-year-old single mother of two said shes lived in Gainesville for the past 25 years. In 2014, Edwards launched Loudd Magazine, an online publication about local musicians because she wanted to give them more media exposure, she said. She also held a series of forums called Voices from the Trenches, where District 1 residents gathered to talk about the state of their community. Edwards feels that she would be the best representative of her district because she personally knows the struggles her community faces. I mirror the lives of the people who I am trying to help, she said. If elected, Edwards hopes to bring affordable housing, promote small businesses and create resource centers for residents to better themselves, she said. The centers would offer programs for adults to learn life skills as well as recreational programs to keep children engaged and off the streets. Repairing the tense relationship between the District 1 residents and law enforcement is also a priority, Edwards said. We want the police to have a presence in our neighborhood not only when its time to arrest, she said. Edwards has dealt with criminal charges herself. In 2007, she was charged with unknowingly driving with a suspended license, according to court records. The case was resolved, and Edwards said she isnt worried about the charge affecting her campaign. Jessica Martini, Edwards campaign manager, believes Edwards is the only candidate who can bring about the radical change District 1 needs. Ty comes at it from a very different angle, Martini said. Shes not looking at it like a politician.Alligator Staff WriterGigi Simmons didnt just want to be a single mother without an education. She wasnt going to be a statistic. At 33 years old, she graduated from the University of South Florida with a degree in sociology. She raised two sons while she put herself through school after she realized she was a number in a system. Simmons is currently two credits away from earning a masters in public administration at USF. She realized that there are people that can predict the outcome of where people like her and her sons will end up. It was an eye opener, said Simmons campaign manager, Kristen Young. Young said Simmons, now 45, has tried to make the best of a bad situation in her life and community. She is running for City Commission District 1 to continue the change she has started to make in the area. Before she became the president of Porters Community Neighborhood Crime Watch in 2011, crime rates in the area adjacent to Depot Park were at an all-time high. A year later, rates went down, and she was named a Neighborhood Hero by Gainesville Police. Simmons told the Gainesville Sun the crime rates were cut by more than half when she became president. Its not something that Ive done, its something weve done as a community, she said. Simmons has faced her own criminal charges. She was convicted of fraudulent use of a credit card, driving with a suspended license and theft in the 1990s and 2000s, according to court records. In 1993, she was charged with assault during a burglary and assault with a deadly weapon. Young said Simmons has since changed her life for the better. Simmons started her own company, Simmons Tax Services, and has served on city boards. She shows that everyone can have a second chance, Young said.By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterCharles Goston doesnt care if you remember his name in ten years so long as the effect he had in Gainesville is everlasting. The 69-year-old incumbent said hes running to be re-elected as the District 1 city commissioner not to for the hype or recognition, but to further his work to uplift East Gainesville. He graduated from UF with a journalism degree in 1999. He has run The Black College Monthly, a magazine, and hosted Black College Football Today, a local radio show. help the marginalized citizens of Gainesville, Goston said. He said he negotiated a revised plan in 2016 with Gainesville Regional Utilities to stop the company from cutting off water and electricity to households that didnt make payments on time or at all until the start of the business week. Goston said he is amid negotiations with the fast-food chain Golden Corral to bring a new location east of Waldo Road, which is an area he said lacks food options. Now, the east side initiative is real, its tangible, he said. He said he has faced racial targeting by police. He was charged with driving with a suspended license multiple times in the 1970s and 1980s. Goston said those charges came while he was working two jobs to support his family and police stopped him for being a black man in a nicer-looking car. Goston said he was also charged multiple times since the 1970s for writing worthless checks to pay for groceries to feed himself and his children. Goston said he has since not had legal trouble in the last 20 years, and most of his past charges have been dropped. Todd Chase, a former city commissioner for District 2, said Goston always reminded his peers of the human element in local politics, as well as represented marginalized people. We certainly debated over issues, Chase said. But in my time serving with him, he opened my mind and eyes at times to things that perhaps I couldnt fully understand or appreciate. So u rc e s : Es ri H ER E, G a rm i n I n t e rm a p i n c re m e n t P C o rp G E BC O U SG S, F A O N P S, N R C AN G e o Ba s e I G N K a d a s t e r N L O rd n a n c e Su r v e y Es ri J a p a n M ET I Es r i C h i n a (H o n g Ko n g ), s w i s s t o p o O p e n S t re e t M a p c o n t ri b u t o r s a n d t h e G I S U s e r C o m m u n i t y DISTRICT 4 DISTRICT 1 DISTRICT 2 DISTRICT 3 Gigi Simmons Charles Goston incumbent WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT VOTING IN THE UPCOMING ELECTION:EARLY VOTING:Early voting started last Saturday and will end this Saturday. Early voting locations are open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, except Tuesday and Thursday, when voting locations are open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Election Day is March 20. Polling locations will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.EARLY VOTING LOCATIONS: SUPERVISOR OF ELECTIONS OFFICE 515 N. MAIN ST. MILLHOPPER BRANCH LIBRARY 3145 NW 43RD ST. CONE PARK LIBRARY 2801 E. UNIVERSITY AVE.WHAT YOU NEED TO VOTE: picture and signature, such as: Florida Drivers License, Florida ID Card, U.S. Passport, Debit or Credit Card, Military or Student ID, Puclic Assitance ID, etc.


MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 Candidates for the At-Large commission seatBy Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterCommissioner at large and Mayor Pro Tempore Harvey Budd is running for reelection because he feels incomplete. year term in 2015, said the time he has served hasnt been enough to make major changes. However, the 70-year-old said hes ready to use his experience in local government to continue serving the people as the at large Seat 1 commissioner. Whos ready to go on day one? I believe I am, Budd said. His current term as city commissioner fore that, he worked on the Gainesville City Planning Board and Gainesvilles Cultural Commission. He was also on the Alachua County Planning Commission and Alachua County School Board One Mill Oversight Committee. Under Harvey Budd, you can write Experience that matters, Budd said. Budd graduated from UF in 1969 with a degree in business administration and attended the Levin College of Law for two years. During his time at UF, Budd was The Alligators accountant, he said. better understanding of the city budget, he said. Two and a half years ago, it was the Utilities that inspired Budd to run for ofI wanted to stop the hemorrhaging, Budd said. Budd addressed this by helping set up the Utility Advisory Board. It was one of term, he said. In his second term, Budd wants to focus on creating affordable housing and reducing poverty in the city. In order to solve the disparity between East and West Gainesville, we have to solve affordable housing, Budd said. Budd also wants to bring new businesses and developments to East Gainesville. He is currently working to bring a Wawa convenience store to the city and plans to create a shopping center on Northeast said. Gainesville native Ilene SilvermanBudd, Budds wife of 35 years, remembers hugging her husband when he won the That was a moment of pure joy, Silverman-Budd said. Silverman-Budd said a second term would be an opportunity for Budd to serve the community by bringing together his years in business and knowledge of local government. I feel like he has a good understanding of this community, Silverman-Budd said. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgBy Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterPolitics wasnt on Gail Johnsons radar until the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The 40-year-old single mother said after President Donald Trump was elected, she felt personally threatened by his agenda so she decided to work against it through local government. After serving on the Mayors Citizens Advisory Board for Big Ideas and the Gainesville For All jobs and families committee in 2017, Johnson is running for the City Commission at-large seat. As the owner of a catering business called delicious.delivered, Johnson hopes her perspective as a woman of color and working mother will move Gainesville forward. I dont have the luxury of not being tenacious in my life, she said. Usually, if youre a woman and a woman of color, you need to work four times as hard to get twice as far. Johnson, who graduated from UF with a degree in English in 2007, is passionate about economic inequality, which includes disparities in broadband internet access and housing. If elected, she said she will work to implement inclusionary zoning, an affordable housing tool that sets aside a percentage of future residential developments for low-income families. City Commissioners Adrian Hayes-Santos and Harvey Ward endorsed Johnson over their colleague running for re-election, Harvey Budd. I think shes a brilliant person, a selfmade entrepreneur, a single mom, Ward said. She represents things that we just dont have on the commission right now. Growing up on the east side of Gainesville, Johnson was aware of the racial and economic inequity her neighborhood faced. Her grandfather helped implement single-member districts to increase African American representation in city government and county-wide observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Gainesvilles schools and neighborhoods still face the same segregation Johnson saw as a teenager at Eastside High School. But she said she wants her 8-year-old daughter Zora to grow up in a city where everyone has the same opportunities to succeed. Johnson was convicted for driving under and was sentenced to one year probation and 100 hours of community service, according to court records. She said she takes full responsibility for her actions and is glad nobody was hurt. I have learned from past mistakes, and now Im focused on being the best mother I can be, she said. Nkwanda Jah, the executive director of the Cultural Arts Coalition, met Johnson more than 35 years ago while doing activism work with Johnsons grandparents. She said leadership runs in Johnsons family. Jah said. @AmandaNicRosa Harvey Budd incumbent Gail Johnson


The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Column MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 EditorialOn Friday, Gov. Rick Scott met with the loved ones of the 17 people who were murdered in the Parkland school shooting last month. After these meetings in Tallahassee, Scott signed a law that will create stricter measures for gun purchases across the state. The legislation, Senate Bill 7026, will allow only those 21 there is evidence the person poses a threat to themselves or others, and provide additional funding for armed school resource local school district and sheriffs department agree. This portion shooting. is far too restrictive. In our opinion, although we are pleased with or ammunition if there is evidence the person poses a threat to tal health services in schools. tally defective is vague and will prove challenging when put into this point seems moot and could further lead to discrimination enforcement training. The program is also voluntary, so no facnot stop a student from taking the gun and using it themselves. Overall, we are pleased to see the state moving forward with one at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Adding more guns is not the solution Two facts. First, last week Gov. Rick handgun waiting period to cover long allowing some school personnel to carry guns already sued the Florida government to stop from last weeks decisions is this: Student-led activism works. If we listen when young people talk, our legislature can make progress toward common-sense gun conactivism can nurture education. This conclusion, however, comes with a few imporfully our votes. The midterm elections are not as far its never too early to ensure youre registered to vote in your state and up-to-date on the issues at hand. Apathy and complacency helped get us where we are today, and I for one cannot stand to see our government led in part sages of other activists in our efforts to support some would spend up to $100,000 funding transporfrom people in areas of lower socioeconomic to change if we are going to enact real policy shifts to protect more people from gun violence. where students have yet to receive the same kind of meThe students of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High long pushed aside in the name of thoughts and prayers. without activism, it seems as though we cannot have safe places for our education. At the end of the day, if our children, our students, our parents, our teachers and our friends arent safe if we arent safe what are we Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column focuses on education. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Mia


MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7This past Friday, four people died after a hostage situation emerged at a home for veterans just north of Napa, California. A former resident of the home, who had been asked to leave earlier in the week, took three employees hostage, authorities said. According to CNN, the veteran who held the hostages had served in the Middle East and suffered from post-traumatic stress disorder. After the standoff dragged on throughout the day, the three victims and the shooter were all found dead. Hostage situations may often seem books such as Ann Patchetts Bel Canto ers use these scenarios to heighten drama and move the story along. But people dont just take hostages in entertainment media. People are not only held against their will in dramatic scenes in books or movies. From victims of kidnapping to prisoners of war, people are held captive in real life every day. They could be under threat of violence, the law or even death. This, as Im sure you can imagine, has a myriad of consequences for the mental health of those being held against their will. During their capture, victims likely feel a sense of helplessness. Their captor may not feed them, and even if they do, it is at the captor's discretion. The victim may be unable to shower or go outside. These small, everyday activities we take for granted are snatched away, and it could be for no reason other than they were in the wrong place at the wrong time. As a result, victims may develop a condition called Stockholm syndrome. This manifests as feelings of trust or affection felt by a victim toward their captor in a case of kidnapping or hostage-taking. Essentially, they begin to look at their captor as the one giving them life, not the one who is taking it away from them. How could someone actually think this? Humans are predisposed as a species to make sense out of things that dont make What is to stop us from giving up if we have nothing to help us make sense of what is happening to us? Id like to touch on a spemay not have thought of in this manner In 1971, a law was passed stating you can be admitted, detained and treated in the hospital against your will. This law, also called the Baker Act, is only acted on when authorities consider you a danger to yourself or others. This law is known as the Florida Mental Health Act of 1971. A similar act, called the Mental Health Act of 1983, exists in the United Kingdom. The purpose of bringing this to your attention is to emphasize the way the process of involuntary and emergency psychiatric examinations can feel like being held hostage to someone who does not want treatment or who does not believe in it. People with mental illnesses who are taken into hospitals or crisis units against their will are not permitted to leave and are told where to go and what to do. They generally have no freedom. PTSD is a common condition to befall those who have been held hostage and, admittedly, this is not as likely if the patient is treated properly in the hospital. However, other anticipating danger, depression and anxiety can arise from this situation. It is important to remember not everyone has the autonomy most of us do. Next time you consume media that discusses people being held hostage, stop and think about people who have really experienced this. Think about how far and deep the mental health implications run. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column focuses on mental health.Hostage situations happen in real life, not only in books and moviesColumn Taylor Cavaliereopinions@alligator.orgAs you scrolled through social media Thursday, you probably noticed a post here and there about someones mother, sister or best friend. The post likely acknowledged their strength, beauty or any of their characteristics. That's because March 8 marked International Womens Day. Although many discovered this holiday the day of, the celebration dates back to 1908 with the Womens Labour Movement. Back then, 15,000 women marched through the streets of New York City demanding shorter working hours, higher wages and the right to vote. One year later, the day was established as a national holiday and declared an international holiday a few years after. International Womens Day is rooted in a movement for womens rights. Although the title declares itself to be all-inclusive, women of color continuously accuse feminist movements of leaving them out. When women try to rectify the situation and ask how to be better inclusive of women of color in feminist movements, they fail to realize they are asking the wrong question. Feminism for women of color is more complex because there are more intersections and they face different situations of gender oppression due to their race. Rather than focusing on inclusivity, women should be focusing on centering the movements on all types of women. Women of color should not be included as an afterthought but integrated into the conversation from the very beginning. In addition to International Womens Day, the recent #MeToo movement has allowed women all across the spectrum to unite. The #MeToo movement started in an effort to create solidarity among young women against sexual assault. Despite the increased unity, women of color are still being blindsided. hard for their rights because of the extra obstacles they face due to race and can be left behind. Time magazine published an issue on the #MeToo movement and displayed some of its silence breakers on the cover but left out their black founder, Tarana Burke. Burke founded the campaign 10 years ago, but it did not go viral until Alyssa Milano tweeted about it recently. Women of color have been facing exclusion from feminism for years. It is not a new issue. The earliest feminist movements acknowledged by society did not include women of color in the slightest. The Suffrage Movement fought for womens right to vote but did not try to include women of color; this led to Sojourner Truth to take the podium and give her famous Aint I a Woman speech. Truths speech reminded the women of the Suffrage Movement to save her a seat at the table and to not equal rights. Her words still resonate today and inspire women of color to remain Women of color are fundamental to femivalues before society even conceptualized feminism. Many women are still wary to declare themselves feminists and hold back in fear of a loaded word. They fear being associated with radical actions such as burning your bra or being labeled a man hater. Regardless of race, to declare yourself a feminist takes courage and perseverance. Many people still believe in traditional gender roles, and see nothing wrong with gender dynamics as they now are. Yet feminist movements have made great strides and have started the conversation for gender equality. But, there is still more work to be done. Feminism is a movement started by women, for women, and all women should feel equally included. Madisyn Jones is a UF accounting sophomore. Her column focuses on black culture.Women of color are fundamental to feminism, which is for all womenColumn Madisyn


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10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018By Jessica CurbeloAlligator Contributing WriterLaura Uribe wont forget her high school sisters text about the rumor of a school shooter in May. Her sister huddled in a closet while on lockdown at J.P. Taravella High School as Uribe kept getting messages from her friends and former art teacher. After hours of waiting, no one was hurt, and the occurrence ended as a gun scare. Its the fear of not knowing, the UF political science junior said. miles away from her sisters high school, a mass shooting occurred at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. Uribe, 20, said she knew she had to make a change. She helped raise awareness and bring people to a Gainesville City Commission meeting on March 1 to watch a vote on a gun reform resolution. It recognized gun violence as a public health and safety emergency. It passed unanimously. I wasnt heavily invested in gun reform when I was in high school, Uribe said. I think its a by-product of tragedy. People step up. The resolution will be a part of opsis will be mailed to members of Floridas legislature, Commissioner Harvey Ward said. The city commission worked together to revise the resolution and added points such as opposition against arming teachers, Ward said. This letter says that were watching, and we have expectations, said Ward, the commissioner of District 2. If they dont do something, then well know where they stand. Ward, 50, drafted the resolution, which has no legal standing, as he tried shooting in Parkland, which took 17 lives Feb. 14. Local government in Florida is restricted from passing gun reforms because of Florida Statute 790.33. I have had concerns about guns for a long time, he said. Ive been sick about it since Sandy Hook. Im happy we, as a society, are ready to make a change.Gainesville City Commission passes gun reform resolution By Valentina Pinzon Alligator Contributing WriterUF was recently ranked as one of the top schools with Peace Corps volunteers. The Peace Corps, a volunteer program run by the U.S. government, released its 2018 list of the top volunteer-producing colleges and universities Feb. 20. The list was divided into categories based on the number of undergraduate students. UF ranked No. 5 in the large colleges section, which included 25 schools with more than 15,000 undergraduate students. Judging for the list is solely based on the number of people a university sends out, said Breton Homewood, the UF Peace Corps campus recruiter. Sixty-eight UF students are currently serving as volunteers worldwide, which is 10 more students than 2017. The top large school was the University of Wisconsin-Madison with 85 volunteers. consecutive years, Homewood, 33, said. However, Homewood said the competition with other colleges has increased over the years. This year, the university ranking above UF, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is only ahead by two volunteers. The only two other Florida universities on the list are the University of South Florida, which ranked No. 19, and Florida State University, which ranked No. 25. Its competitive to get into the Peace Corps program, Homewood said. Most applicants need a college education or 10 years of career experience to get in. To be in the top anything on a list like that is awesome, Homewood said. It tells me a lot about Gainesville. I think it really speaks to the University of Florida and peoples commitment to serve just says a lot about our community. and show interest usually get accepted, he said. The Peace Corp Prep program, which helps to prepare UF students for volunteering, gives UF students an advantage. Douglas Steinbach, a 23-year-old UF mechanical engineering senior, said hes graduating this semester and then moving in June to volunteer for the Peace Corps. He will be teaching math in Sierra Leone in West Africa. Steinbach said hes unsure if UF got the high unteering experience or because theyre hard workers. Maybe it says that a lot of people dislike where theyre going with their life so they just want to take a break and learn about themselves, he said, Or maybe its a good thing because UF produces hard workers.UF ranked as a top school with Peace Corps volunteersBy Wyatt SchreiberAlligator Contributing WriterLawrence E. Reeves used to spend his mornings in a Gainesville enclosure with a handheld vacuum in one hand and a piece of cardboard in the other. He had to be working before the suns heat loosened the handmade traps he used to catch his blood-sucking friends, the 35-year-old said. Part of his morning routine two years ago was checking the cylindrical traps made out of wire fencing and a garbage bag, and shaking each one like dice in a Yahtzee cup to wake up the mosquitoes buzzing within. Reeves studied their DNA to see if Florida mosquitoes bit invasive Burmese pythons. For his research, which was published Jan. 17, he captured mosquitoes to see if they had fed on pythons in the area. That information would tell him whether or not pythons were in the area to track the species location. Reeves conducted this experiment from the end of 2015 to the end of 2016. By tracking where mosquitoes bite the snakes, he ing in the Everglades. The python populations are expanding northward, said Reeves, so going into the future, its going to be really important to monitor their spread and determine where they occur. The brown snakes arrived in the Florida wilderness prior to the 1980s by pet owners releasing them into the wild, Reeves said. The invasive species decimated local animals by preying on them. For example, pythons have reduced raccoon populations so much that turtle and alligator eggs, a main food source for raccoons, are have higher survival rates, he said. Reeves said its hard to determine an estimate of how many pythons are in the Everglades be10, he said. But people generally agree that theres a very large number. Jennifer L. Gillett-Kaufman, a UF associate extension scientist and one of Reeves supervisors, said she discussed the idea with him and helped lay out a timeline to complete the work for his doctorate. Seven members tackled the project with a team approach, she said. The coolest part to me was really being able to come up with something that would showcase to the public how important it is to monitor and manage for invasive species, she said. Now as a postdoctoral researcher at UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Florida Medical Entomology Lab in Vero Beach, Reeves is putting his research to the test in the Everglades. He said hes collected about 1,000 mosquitoes so far. out what animals theyve been feeding on, he said. UF researcher uses mosquitoes to track Burmese pythonsCourtesy to The AlligatorLawrence E. Reeves, 35, spent a little more than a year in a controlled studying the DNA of Florida mosquitoes to see if they bit invasive Burmese pythons. Hes now a postdoctoral researcher at UFs Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Florida Medical Entomology Lab in Vero Beach, Florida, where he is testing his research in the Everglades. Alligator Contributing WriterAfter 17 years, researchers from UF and the Palatka-based St. Johns River Water Management District may have found a new way to decrease populations of algae that are harmful for plants and animals in water. The research team studied Lake George, a central Florida lake, from 1993 to 2010 in a project that received more than $2 million from various grants, said Edward J. sciences professor who worked on the project. A study published online Feb. 24 in a journal called Environmental Science and Technology suggests reducing the amount of two nutrients essential to the growth of algae in Lake George and similar bodies of water might control the harmful algae populations, Phlips said. The two nutrients are phosphorus and nitrogen. One of the ways these could be reduced is by controlling the use of fertilizers. group of algae called cyanobacteria, which sometimes produces toxins that harm aquatic animals and plants. Researchers collected measurements including algae counts and water temperatures. The dataset was analyzed by a team led by Rafael Muoz-Carpena, a UF agricultural and biological engineering professor. We looked at all these different components of the (lake), MuozCarpena said. Phlips said the water management district might use the studys results to develop strategies to better manage populations of harmful algae. We want to, as part of the continuing research on the lake, to evaluate whether what theyve been doing has led to success and getting the outputs that we think they should, Phlips said.


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12 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 12, 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 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. FUN SUMMER JOB ON UF CAMPUS Seeking enthusiastic and outgoing UF students to help with Gator Dining meal plan sales from May September. Approx. 20 hrs a week, $10/hr. plus bonuses, flexible hours and evenings plus free meals! Must enjoy interacting with others in a professional manner and have a positive attitude. Retail, customer service or volunteer experience is a plus. Apply online for requisition #: 159404 or 160560 at 3-2318-6-14 15 Services 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 PREVENTIVE CARE DISABILITY EVALUATIONS AND PROGRAM FOR AUTISM. Call 352-275-8171 3-30-12-15 Friends dont let friends drive drunk. 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 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 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 ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIED ADSGET THE JOB DONE!REACH MORE THAN 50,000 READERS EACH PUBLICATION DAY 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 part time help 3 to 4 days a week to help maintain Horses and the barn. Must have equine Knowledge Contact Ken at 4077219711 or 3-16-18-3-14 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 15 Services


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When was the last time before 2016 that the Chicago Cubs lost a postseason game by a 1-0 score? 2. How many times did Yankees legend Joe DiMaggio have more home runs than strikeouts in a major-league season? 3. Which Big Ten football team was the first to go to the Rose Bowl? 4. Who was the first NBA player to officially record a quadruple-double? 5. Name the last NHL player before Washingtons Alex Ovechkin to start a season with back-to-back hat tricks. 6. How many consecutive yearly Directors Cups has Stanford won for having the most success in Division I college athletics? 7. Who was heavyweight champion Rocky Marcianos final bout against before retiring with a 49-0 record? Answers 1. It was 1918, when Bostons Babe Ruth shut out the Cubs in the first game of the World Series. 2. Seven times (1937, , , and ). 3. Michigan, in 1902. 4. Nate Thurmond, for Chicago in 1974 (22 points, 14 rebounds, 13 assists, 12 blocked shots). 5. In 1917, Cy Denneny, Joe Malone and Reg Noble all did it. 6. Twenty-three. 7. Archie Moore, in 1955. 2018 King Features Syndicate, Inc. March 5, 2018 King Features Weekly Service 16 Health Services 20 Events/Notices 23 Rides


Led by sophomore Sierra Brooks the Florida women's golf team won the SunTrust Gator Invitational on Sunday. Florida tennis teams defeat SEC foesThe Gators men's tennis team defeated Auburn 6-1 on the road on Sunday, while the UF women's tennis team swept Texas A&M 4-0 in Gainesville. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, MARCH 12, 2018 youve kept up with the NFL Combine or anything surrounding it in the past couple of weeks, you may have heard LSU running back Derrius Guice spill some after one of its scouts asked Guice a pointed question in a private interview. Do you like men? The inquiry may not have been made in as few words, but thats what it amounted to. In 2013, former NFL spokesman Greg Aiello went on record after a similar question was asked of former Colorado tight end Nick Kasa. Collective Bargaining Agreement with the players that prohibit discrimination against any player, including on the basis of sexual orientation, Aiello said. Guices case wasnt the bet top dollar it wont be the last. Yes, the question is illegal to ask any potential employee. Yes, the question is deeply homophobic. Yes, the interthe organization he works for But what motivated the question in the In 2014, former Missouri defensive end man drafted by an NFL team when he went in the seventh round to St. Louis. While he got to that point proves it can be done. So why does a team ask an illegal ques-Derrius Guice's question is an indictment of bigoted NFL fansMorgan Meets the Eye / Opinion Morgan McMullen SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16By Alanis ThamesSports WriterGrant Holloway stared at the NCAA trophy in his hands as his teammates jumped into each others arms. Red, white and blue confetti cascaded all around them. This feeling of triumph was special for It was a feeling it had just missed out on a year ago when it took runner up to Texas A&M by half a point. Coach Mike Holloway and his athletes had trained the entire season to experience that moment. All of the long hours spent jumping into sand pits and leaping over 45-inch hurdles had culminated into this moment of pure The stakes were high on Saturday in College Station, Texas, as the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championships were drawing to an end. UFs top athletes did what theyd done all season. They came up with clutch performances when it mattered most, including time since 2012. head coach, has instilled a special sense of belief in his athletes all year. They believe in their talents. They trust that execution will breed success. They dont try to control the intangibles. I love my guys, Holloway said in a release. Im glad theyre on my team. That philosophy has seemed to work for the 2018 NCAA indoor national champions.Florida wins fourth indoor SEE TRACK, PAGE 16 MEN'S BASKETBALLBy Jake DreilingerSports WriterWhile most college basketball teams gathered around a television set, anxiously waiting to hear if they made the cut for the NCAA Tournament, the Gators were stuck inside an airplane on a St. Louis runway. Florida guard Egor Koulechovs Florida would have to wait until it fate. however, the Gators found out in real For the second consecutive year, the Florida mens basketball team has made the NCAA Tournament, this play the winner of a First Four game between No. 11 seeds St. Bonaventure and UCLA in Dallas on Thursday in the East region of the bracket. Were excited to compete in the NCAA Tournament again, which is one of the most unique and special events in all of sports, Florida coach Mike White said. The winner of that matchup will face the winner of No. 3-seed Texas Tech and No. 14-seed Stephen F. Austin in the second round on Saturday. The Gators are coming off an 8072 loss in the SEC Tournament quaronly game of postseason play thus far. This is Floridas second appearance in the NCAA Tournament under White and its 19th overall. With the NCAA bid, White beseasons. He is one of two active SEC coaches to accomplish this. Last year, the Gators defeated GATORS GOING DANCING: UF nabs No. 6 seed for NCAA Tourney Dylan Dixon / Alligator Staff the NCAA Tournament on Thursday. TRACK The Madness BeginsWho: Florida (20-12) vs. St. Bonaventure (25-7) / UCLA (21-11) What: First Round of 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament When: Thursday at 9:57 p.m. Where: American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas TV: TruTV SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 16


MONDAY, MARCH 12, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 By Justin AhlumSports WriterWhen Jordan Butler hit a groundscored Deacon Liput for the gamewinning run, the freshman was mobbed by his teammates down the Butler had been called on to pinch hit moments prior by coach Kevin single to help Florida defeat Rhode Island 3-2 on Saturday and complete really done anything here to get the this season a game scheduled for As for Butler, a two-way player, he hasnt pitched since Wednesday giving up two runs on three hits durI thought he threw the ball Now, with plenty of rest for his ing appearances, its a possibility that the young righty will be on the and has a pitching staff that is arguHowever, the Seminoles enter ing lost their previous two games at the Demon Deacons in the bottom the Seminoles, the schedule intensia three-game series starting Friday at @justinn_case1 By Mark Stine Sports Writer hero from Saturday nights thriller against KenFirst baseman Kayli Kvistad sat out with the Barnhill, who pitched in her second outing of put the bunts down, but it didnt end up hurting ball from sailing over the wall and stole an out for Sophia Reynoso came out of nowhere to scoop Humes for the second time in the three-game seSecond baseman Hannah Adams led off the freshman to second and put her in scoring posiReynoso also contributed offensively in the With one out and a 2-2 count, she laid down a going to carry the momentum in practice and foBy Alana GomezSports Writer ended its last home competition with its Night, when the team celebrated the caIt is the meet that is the most emotional over the course of the entire season, coach Jenny Rowland said in a reedge that it was the last home meet of composure to end the night with a win pared enough to put on a show in every all-around record set by Alaina Johnson showed she hadnt missed a step when each season are traits Rowland will miss In a meet that celebrated the achievements of its seniors, the night was also Foberg placed third in vault and second @alanaa_gomez Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFreshman pitcher Jordan Butler came up with a pinch-hit single in the bottom of the ninth inning against Rhode Island to secure a walk-off victory. BASEBALL GYMNASTICS SOFTBALL


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