We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator FRANKS LOOKING TO MOVE ON pg. 14Stephen Hawking has died, family member saidFirst female NFL coach visits UFpg. 9VOLUME 112 ISSUE 67 RTS Route Changes1 9 10 12 19 20 29 34 35 38 40 117 125 126 12 to 15 minutes Reduced Hours Reduced Hours 15 to 30 minutes* Discontinued 12 to 15 minutes Discontinued 20 to 30 minutes 10 to 13 minutes 12 to 15 minutes 30 to 65 minutes 16 to 32 minutes 15 to 30 minutes 10 to 20 minutes Route # Route # Frequency Change Frequency Change *in the afternoon and eveningCampus Route Changes 300 Wednesday 300 Thurs. Sat. 301 Thurs. Sat. 302 Thurs. Sat. Discontinued 13 to 26 minutes 20 to 30 minutes 25 to 38 minutes Route # Frequency Change Later Gator Route ChangesAMONG THE CHANGES: PERMANENT EXPANSION OF BRIGHT FUTURES.By Jessica Giles Alligator Staff Writer Legislation approved by Gov. Rick Scott will make the increases to Bright Futures in the 2017-2018 school year permanent. Scott signed two sweeping education bills into law on Sunday. One will permanently expand Bright Futures for the top two tiers of award recipients and prevent public universities and colleges from restricting speech to free-speech zones. The other is an expansive bill that will provide scholarship funding for bullied students to transfer to an eligible private school and threatens to decertify teacher unions if their membership falls below 50 percent of the employees they represent. This is an election year promise to the students of this state that we will provide every single one of you, to the best of our ability, a world-class education the one that you deserve, said House Speaker Richard Corcoran in a press conference. The top tier of Bright Futures, Academic Scholar, will have 100 percent of tuition and fees covered, as well as a $300 stipend for textbooks. In the 2016-2017 school year, about 15,700 UF students received the top award, according to a UF Student Financial Affairs scholarship for summer enrollment beginning this summer. During the 2016-2017 school year, about 7,500 UF students received the second-tier Medallion Scholar award, according to the By Sabrina ConzaAlligator Contributing WriterLaura Botero is already planning to take her girlfriend to Gainesvilles Miami Grill when it opens in April. Miami Grill, a South Florida-based restaurant chain, is joining the growing community of businesses at The Standard apartment complex in mid-April, said Jackie Maceda, a Miami Grill spokesperson. The location, at 50 NW 13th St., will be in a spot between Chick-Fil-A and Target. The 2,500-square foot location will serve breakfast, lunch and dinner, but Maceda said. It will also offer delivery to people living in The Standard and possibly other nearby locations. community, Maceda said. Maceda said the restaurant will hold a soft opening with discounts. A grand opening is scheduled for the Fall. She said the restaurant will serve signature items like Philly cheesesteaks, chicken wings and pitas. It will also serve beer and wine. ized, but menu items range from $2.99 to $8.99, she said. Botero, an 18-year-old UF management freshman from Margate, a city about 45 minutes north of Miami, said shes had wings and shrimp at a Miami Grill in South Florida. Its actually pretty good, and the serving size is awesome, she said. Id go to Miami Grill again any day.Gov. Rick Scott approves sweeping education bills Miami Grill to open at The Standard in April SEE BILL, PAGE 5Victoria Salomon / AlligatorON OPPOSITE SIDES See the story, pg. 3.
Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators alligator.org/calendarLocal Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?Student Government Spring Housing Fair Student Governments Spring Housing Fair is 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 from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday on the colonnade outside Library West. 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 and mapping tools. GatorNights Classic Movies The Reitz Union will hold a GatorNights Classic Movies on Friday. The event will feature James Bond and Indiana Jones escape rooms, a Jaws mechanical shark and Jurassic Park terrariums. "The Shape of Water" will play at 8 and 10:45 p.m. The Club Creoles Fashion Show and Concert will take place in the Rion Ballroom starting at 8 p.m. GatorNights is always Friday, always free for UF students with a Gator 1 Card at the Reitz Union from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Attendees must be current students to participate and are allowed to bring a maximum of one guest to the event. Florida Museum hosts Can You Dig It? on March 17 Dig into geology at a free, openfor-all-ages geology event 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at the Florida Museum of Natural History, located at 3215 Hull Road. Attendees will watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions as well as experience an augmented reality sandbox and fossil dig. 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 floridamuseum.ufl.edu/ canyoudigit 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 5:45 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 will provide one-on-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. For more information, visit aclib.us/ law or call 352-334-3900. Fulbright Awareness Month The UF International Center will hold Fulbright Awareness Month until 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. To schedule an individual consultation with VanDerwater, email email@example.com. 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By McKenna BeeryAlligator Contributing WriterHannah Smith became so disturbed by the gruesome abortion pictures she saw on the way to class Tuesday that she pushed over four signs. The 20-year-old shook with rage and disgust thinking about the images during class. You go on campus, and you arent expecting to see pictures of dismembered bodies and blood, Smith, a UF political science junior, said. They are not conducive to a learning environment. The signs she saw were put up by Created Equal, an anti-abortion training program for younger generations to debate abortion on college campuses around America, said Mark Harrington, president of the organization. The program facilitates Justice Rides, which are week-long events where activists can speak and educate about abortion. Tuesday and today about 50 student activists with Created Equal displayed large abortion and prenatal images on Turlington Plaza and the North Lawn from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The activists spoke with students Some people believe it is controversial because it is hard to deny what you are seeing, Harrington said. Once you come to the conclusion that it is killing the child, a lot of folks that believe abortion is okay dont like that we are showing people. The Alligator spoke to the President Mark Harrington and spokesperson Lauren Metz. Equal: 1. Some of the photos displayed on campus were found in a dumpster and photographed years ago. Others were from a doctor who performs abortions who was paid to let a photographer take photos of an aborted fetus. Created Equal did not pay for the photographing of the photos on campus. The organization did not disclose how it obtained the pictures due to security reasons. Created davits from a person who performed abortions and the photographer for its authenticity. 2. Created Equal has made stops at UF at least three times in the past a regular stopping place for Created Equal because it is a key state when it comes abortion politics. Additionally, there are many large public universities. 3. Created Equal partakes in two Justice Rides a year, in the spring and summer. Justice Ride comes to Florida every spring. The summer locations vary and have included Washington, D.C., Ohio and Alabama. The name Justice Ride was inspired by 1960s Freedom Rides. 4. Both high school and college students from any state can participate in a Justice Ride. Students have to submit an application and go through an interview process. Students are then trained to make cases against abortion. 5. The staff members and chaperones wear GoPros to record, mainly for safety or for notable conversations. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 By Remi StorchAlligator Contributing Writer Smaller than a postage note, rusty in color and with metallic scales on the wings, a new Museum of Natural History after a Youtuber. covery of the new species, Wahydra graslieae, March 8, said Andrew Warren, the senior collections manager of the McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity at the Florida named after Emily Graslie, Chicagos Field Museum of Natural Historys chief curiosity correspondent and Youtuber. In 2013, Graslie started an educational YouTube channel called The Brain Scoop, she said. The channel gives viewers a behind-thescenes look at natural history museums across the country. I am really proud and honored for this sort of recognition, she said. Its pretty exciting as their life trying to advocate for the importance of natural history research and taxonomy. Graslie, who lives in Chicago, has never hopes to make a visit to the museum soon. Warren said the species, Wahydra graslieae, Harold Greeney in Ecuador in 2004. But Warren and the team of researchers did not begin Warren said there have been no other sightnatural history museum collections. Warren saw Graslies YouTube channel so much he showed three other researchers, he said. About four years later, Warren still keeps up with Graslies videos. He said they met in 2014 at the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences while skinning squirrels. When Warren and his team had to decide on a name for the new species, they thought of Graslie to recognize the effort shes put into promoting natural history collections, Warren said. Our goal was to honor Emily in a professional manner in recognition of her tireless efforts to promote natural history collections, he said. By the Associated PressStephen Hawking, whose brilliant mind ranged across time and space though his body was paralyzed by disease, has died, a family spokesman said early Wednesday. He was a great scientist and an extraordinary man whose work and legacy will live on for many years, his children Lucy, Robert and Tim said in a statement. The best-known theoretical physicist of his time, Hawking wrote so lucidly of the mysteries of space, time and black holes that his book, A Brief History of Time, became an international best seller, making him one of sciences biggest celebrities since Albert Einstein. Even though his body was attacked by amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, when Hawking was 21, he stunned doctors by living with the normally fatal illness for more than 50 years. A severe attack of pneumonia in 1985 left him breathing through a tube, forcing him to communicate through an electronic voice synthesizer that gave him his distinctive robotic monotone. As one of Isaac Newtons successors as Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge University, Hawking was involved in the search ory. Such a theory would resolve the contradictions between Einsteins General Theory of Relativity, which describes the laws of gravity that govern the motion of large objects like planets, and the Theory of Quantum Mechanics, which deals with the world of subatomic particles. The Theory of Everything, with Eddie Redmayne winning the best actor Academy Award for his portrayal of the scientist. His achievements, and his longevity, also helped prove to many that even the most severe disabilities need not stop patients from living. THE NEW ADDITION WILL SERVE AS A MULTIPURPOSE ROOM. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterTynesha Owens-Vurse said the staff at the PACE Center for Girls, Alachua, used to call her a butterThey said before we were in PACE, we were in cocoons, and when we came to PACE, we grew 17-year-old said. The facility currently provides education and counseling to 56 girls with troubled histories, such as incarceration, homelessness or family histories of drug abuse. It is now looking for funding to expand, said Becker Holland, the development manager for the center. A new 3,400-square-foot addition will be named the Butterworking to incorporate the symbol into the design and are speaking garden around the center. Thats kind of the concept about PACE, Holland said. We want our girls to spread their lously successful in life. Holland said the number of girls enrolled at the center had doubled over the last four years and the center outgrew their large communal space about two years ago. The new center will serve as a multipurpose room with a kitchen, bathroom, laundry room, shower, a large space for programming like drama or musical shows, speakers, a yoga and meditation space and more. Currently, the center has only one bathroom with four stalls that is shared with 55 to 60 girls and a microwave they use to heat up breakfast and lunch from Lincoln Middle School that they provide for the girls. New showers, a laundry room and a kitchen would help students who need them. A health and wellness clinic will also be added to help with easily treatable health issues like gynecological issues and screenings that may arise. The possibilities are endless, Holland said. It will cost the center about $500,000 to build the new facility, and it is just short about $100,000 from the goal. Holland said money was raised through donations and grants. Were grateful for every dime, Holland said. I dont care if its $10 or $10,000. Were grateful for every cent the community is willing to invest in our mission. @Christina_M18 email@example.com Nate Bustamante / Alligator StaffInter-Residence Hall Association Eco-Reps and UF environmental engineering students Gabby Armin, 20, and Marlee Wasserman, 21, plant echinacea seeds as a part of the IRHA Bloom into Spring campaign on Tuesday.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterDaniel Arizaga paused outside of the Hub on Monday night and stood beside a pair of trash and recycling cans. The UF nuclear engineering senior studied the two white signs high with trash with two sentences above it. Your cans and bottles will be Arizaga said he wondered about the signs message and what it aimed to convey. 22-year-old said after reading the sign. I guess trying to go more Arizaga was not alone in his cupair of signs hovered over 10 trash ignore. Those intrigued enough to glance at the small sticker on the posters other side learned that the set-ups are for a student research PhD student Amanda Brinton in the School of Natural Resources and Environment. around campus 1 a.m. Monday because they are interested in peoples consumption and waste-disposal throwing trash away will at least pause and reconsider what it is theyre tossing. Youre giving that trash can actually make it educational and intic containers were tightly strung a plastic straw. Brinton said she received approval from the facilities services department before she put up the signs. A UF spokesperson could not before she began it. Brinton said she wanted to keep the details of the sults at the end of the semester. and clear cups will face the wondering eyes of passersby until April 20. @_ElohEl firstname.lastname@example.orgUF student places signs around trash cans for study RESEARCH ROUNDUP New device can capture airborne flu to help identify stainsUF researchers created a device capable of capturing could capture more and isolate humans and animals virus strains. their engineering school laboratory to capture 90 percent The sampler collects more samples by using water vapor to increase the size of the viruses so they stay in the device. agency that funds research on diseases. UFs Student Health Care Center. I hope we have a product that can be available to anyone who wants to use it whether that be public locaAdam Turner Alligator Contributing Writer UF researchers investigate antibiotic combinations for deadly pathogenUF Health researchers are developing antibiotic drug combinations that will prevent the spread of the worlds mannii. Superbugs are bacterial pathogens resistant to antibiotics. and death in patients. A. baumannii is among the most challenging hospital-acquired pathogens in the world priority pathogens in 2017 that pose the greatest threat He said the researchers have been working since 2012 already available and optimizing them based on molecua serious human health problem. Rosanne Ramraj Alligator Contributing Writer UF researchers use an infrared camera to map magnetic fields in space UF researchers started using a camera to detect magin May. Astronomers used the UF-built infrared CanariCam to viewed astronomy journal Monthly Notices of the Royal The camera is attached to the Gran Telescopio Canarias said. Christine Skofronick Alligator Contributing Writer including during summer term. The bill will help boost the performance of the university as well as its stuwrote in an email. UF is grateful for the Florida Legislatures commitment to this important investment in state funding for higher graduate and professional degree programs. The bill also creates the Hope Scholpublic school students who are bullied and wish to transfer to a private school. The scholarship will be funded by motorists who opt to contribute their sales nization. nancial burden off of herself and her family. Its been really nice because Ive had the 19-year-old said. ernment didnt invest enough money in its education system. Now with the perfeels that her hard work in high school is she said. @jessica_giles_ email@example.comBILL, from pg. 1Funding will cover Summer FOUR IMPACT BUDGET CHAIRMEN WERE ALSO ELECTED. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterImpact Party senators will chair all UF Senorganizations. Emily Dunson was elected to the budget comfor the information and communication committee chair during Tuesday nights Senate meeting. Amanda Holloway was re-elected as the rules and ethics committee chair. better communicate with the authors of constitutions and create a code book for them. the committee. Inspire senators opposed these nominations for seats on the budget committee. The committee will start hearings student organizations request for funding Friday. During a pro and con debate before the memmittee. I would be less upset if there werent more come together and make unbiased decisions as a @Christina_M18 firstname.lastname@example.orgSG Senate committee chairs chosen
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 email@example.com, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Editorial Column WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions Trumps presidency has become reality TV One of the main points of criticisms I hear of President Donald Trump is his unseemly and unpresidential behavior. He is not a smooth talker. He tweets more than a teenager does, gives disparaging nicknames to his political opponents and is drowning in scandal. The list could go on for miles. Trump, a reality TV star who once made an appearance on World Wrespresident of any country, let alone the United States, people often say. And I agree with them. But we must understand that for those very reasons, Trump is our president. Because he is unpresidential, he is our president. Those who voted for him appreciated that he was not a lifelong politician, slick and spineless and always smiling for the camera, but that he was brutally honest, mean, won because large chunks of America want that swamp drained. There are problems with this sort of logic: whether it is possible for one person in one branch of the government to burn everything to the ground and truly start fresh is a glaring one. The problem I want to discuss, though, is the inevitable dysfunction electing an outsider like Trump brings. The White House has become reality TV: dramatic, scandalized, performative and thus mindlessly entertaining. If its not the Russian scandal, its Stormy Daniels, an aide resigning, or an infamous Trump tweet, etc. He called Kim Jong Un little rocket man. According to The that guy gets great ratings. Why should any of this surprise us? Trump, at his core, is an entertainer. Thats one of the reasons he was elected, because his name-calling and insults and tell-it-like-it-is their cynical view of government. He has existed in the public eye for decades; he has cultivated a brash, crude and orange persona for the sake of increased ratings. Yet we are shocked at what the presidency has become. We shouldnt be, and I wonder how Trump him. Trump has simply brought his tabloid behavior to the White House. People often scapegoat Trumps voters for this, blaming them for what has happened to America. That is where I break from those people, for the picture is more intricate and interconnected than that. Never Trumpers need to understand their role in the rise of Trump, which is rooted in our entertainment-starved era. Conservatives are not the only ones who watch TV or use social media. In fact, every mainstream late-night comedian John Oliver, Samantha Bee, Stephen Colbert, Trevor Noah, etc. lean, if not are, politically leftist in their criticisms and opinions. Late-night comedy, or any comedy, is where many people receive at Trump? Trump is the clearest expression of what these latenight comedians, or the worst of Fox News and CNN, are entertainment with maturity, persona with credentials, and slogans with policy. Trump can only exist in a country where the news is shared alongside punchlines. We are like kids who cant eat their vegetables without also eating mac and cheese; we cant absorb news unless its funny. Entertainment is the cultural incubator that gave Trump life. Conservatives are not the only ones who feast on tabloids and the E! channel. It is too reductionistic and simple, then, to make conservatives shoulder the blame for Trumps election. Would he have been elected if The New York Times and CNN hadnt obsessively covered his every insult and mistake? Im not sure. My point, however, is this: Trumps presidency thus far is eerily similar to a reality TV show, and for that, we are all to blame. Scott Stinson is a UF English junior. His column focuses on popular culture.Let them know youre watching.W there to be open information laws. When Richard Spencer came to UF, you wanted to know how much the university spent on security. When student fees increase, you want to know why. When the legislature is in session, you want to know what theyre voting on, why and how it will affect you. reason were able to do this is because of the states open-records laws, called Sunshine Laws. But these laws are increasingly being restricted. For example, Florida law exempts the names, addresses and telephone numbers of certain government employees. It has expanded over the years, exempting the same information plus date of birth for peoThis week is Sunshine Week, a national initiative launched in 2005 by the American Society of News Editors, which celebrates open government laws by promoting conversation on the importance of it. Even in places with open public records laws, many governmation they seek. Some hinder the process by citing privacy acts and other laws even in cases that might not apply. In other cases, they provide the records with large sections blacked out, making it impossible to read. tried to end public access to information from the legislature, seeking to exempt elected representatives emails, calendars, receipts and all other government communication from public knowledge. According to an article by The Seattle Times, Washington Gov. Jay Inslee received about 20,000 calls and emails from constituents asking him to veto the bill, which he did earlier this month. Thankfully, he vetoed it. But would the constituents have known of the bill if the newspaper hadnt published a story about While were glad to see access to information prevail, the fact that an entire elected state legislature got as far as the governors states, and as students at a public university, we have access to more information than private school students. It lets us hold people accountable. Its why we ask how much people are paid to speak; its why we send reporters to every Student Government meeting. You have a right to know what is happening in your university, city, county and state. But it is not always simple. Last Spring, The Alligator reported on what some sources called a toxic environment at UFs Multicultural and Diversity Affairs; we received nearly all blacked-out income seeks information, but gets roadblocked with a large bill, is the information really accessible to the public? This is why its important to oppose laws that restrict access to this information while keeping a watchful eye on those who should be complying with them. Support local newspapers and state organizations like the First Amendment Foundation, which advocate for open records laws. And show up to a government meeting on occasion. Let them know youre watching. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Scott Stinsonopinions@alligator.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 Cannot be combined with price matching, food or cosmetics purchases. One coupon per customer. Discount only valid at Butler Plaza GNC location. Daily specials. Expires 03/16/18.3914 SW Archer Rd$5 OFFANY $25 PURCHASE352-377-6020 Charlotte Bronte, Henrietta Lacks and Ida B. Wells: Youve probably heard these names because of the notable contributions they gave the world during their lives. However, they were forgotten after they died. At least by one of the countrys most widely circulated newspapers. Until less than a week ago, The New York Times never published obituaries for these three important women and many others. In an effort to make up for overlooking these women when they died, the editors have created a new series: Overlooked. Beginning with a special section in Sundays print edition, the Times will publish obituaries for women (and in the future, men of color and deserving others) whose deaths were not documented in a timely manner. werent completely forgotten by the Times, but instead were laughreferred to as the wife of Diego Rivera in hers. Susan B. Anthony was face, according to the Times. Harriet Tubmans was published, too, but at just about 100 words. The Times continues to forget obituaries were written about women, according to the Times. William McDonald, the Times' obituaries editor for the last decade, wrote a story explaining why most of their obituaries' subjects are white men. He said it's because obituaries cover the past, rather than the present, and they largely represent the world of the 1950s, 60s and 70s, when gender and racial dynamics were several steps behind where they are now. Scanning the pages of Sundays Overlooked special edition and reading the obituaries of the 15 featured women, its almost unbelievable that these women were bypassed by editors at the times of their deaths. How could transgender pioneer and activist in the rebellion after the Stonewall police raid, have been left out of the obituaries? Or Emily Warren Roebling, who directed the construction of the Brooklyn Bridge in the late 19th century? Or Madhubala, who became a Bollywood superstar despite a hole in her heart? We cant go back in time, but we can all follow the Times lead and do our best to right the wrongs of our past. This month Womens History Month we can learn about the wrongfully neglected women in our history. Perhaps more importantly, we can make sure to amplify the voices of women who are beginning to make history now. We can all take steps to become better, more intersectional all women to be heard, believed, supported and when the time comes, remembered. Carly Breit is a UF journalism senior. Her column focuses on feminism. In a culture that worships people who have it together, it seems as though todays millennials and Gen Zers have been conditioned to fear uncertainty as if it were the plague. Todays college students are multitaskers, go-getters and just about every other hyphenated phrase in the book. But even with so many opportunities on our plates, we tend to veer away from situations with unknown outcomes. Todays young people are still too easily shut down by the fear of unpredictability. Why? Uncertainty is a pervasive emotion that roots from different social and psychological factors. In a society that values the busy, its not unusual for people to go to great lengths to ensure their daily schedules are meticulous blueprints laced with set plans rather than blank boxes of opportunity. Interestingly enough, many people fall back on the comforting and the familiar, especially when it comes to products that help us organize our lives. For example, although we have seemingly endless options of digital calendar apps and ways to set reminders on our phones, paper planner sales in the U.S. increased by more than $50 million in the past two years, according to market research organization NPD Group. Psychologists believe a fear of uncertainty has the power to either threaten or challenge. This means that while some people see uncertainty as a threat to their stability, well-being and goals, others view it as a positive challenge that motivates them to persevere through the fogginess. Its the same reason why some students dread open-ended essay questions or projects that lack a right or wrong answer, and why other students love assignments that go against the grain of step-bystep instructions or rigid rubrics. But many situations and stages in the life are inherently more threatening than the fear that comes with doing a creative project in the classroom. For example, feeling unsure of where to be in two months or two years, while some a recipe for self-doubt that constantly haunts college students. Whether its feeling anxious about postgraduate life or worrying things wont work out how you envision them, the reality is that everyone battles with uncertainty. And as we go through life, we're bound to encounter more of it. This is why instead of dreading the (mostly imaginary) ways uncertain situations could turn our lives upside down, I think as college students, we owe it to ourselves to embrace uncertainty and the possibilities it brings. Lets remember we have the power to turn uncertainty into a challenge that can push us closer to our dreams. Lets not be paralyzed by the unknown but rather inspired. Darcy Schild is a UF journalism junior. Her column focuses on sociology and human behavior. Column Column Carly Breitopinions@alligator.org Darcy Schildopinions@alligator.org
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 www.alligator.org/the_avenue Self-care fairUF Womens Student Association to host free event (pg. 10)Baby Goat Yoga: The viral sensation comes to Gainesville (pg. 9)WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 www.alligator.org/the_avenue Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheFloridaAve. By Emma WitmerAvenue WriterGainesvilles Destination Okeechobee victors kicked Spring Break off right with performances at Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival. Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival is an annual gathering of artists and music lovers from across the country. Over the course of four days, nearly 300 artists performed for the throngs of eccentrically dressed festival-goers. These performances, taking place across 12 stages around the festival grounds, included performances from major names like Travis Scott, Halsey, Bassnectar and many others. Among the many talented artists performing at Okeechobee were Savants of Soul, and Pearl & the Oysters. Flipturn and The Savants round winners of Gainesvilles Destination Okeechobee competition, respectively. Flipturns set was Friday, March 2, the second day of the festival. The group seemed to have big shoes to Stage, one of the festivals main stages which would also see performances from Slightly Stoopid, Khalid, Snoop Dogg, Arcade Fire and more throughout the weekend. The response of the ever-growperformance was a major success. was on for the afternoon show, executing their seven studio songs with high energy and the type of on-stage from a much more seasoned band. Dillon Basse said. synth player Taylor Allen said. to more than the crowd, as drummer Adrian Walker recalled a staff members shock at the realization that such a talented band was performing as a contest winner. Adrian also hoped that this performance base, especially as the group revealed it is preparing for the release of their second EP. The Savants of Soul performed later that Friday afternoon at the open-air stage allowed audiences to view the performance from all sides and get up close and personal with the band. In the South Florida mid-afternoon heat, The Savants of Soul performed in their traditional style: suits and shades. The large-scale soul band had its audience in a constant state of motion, with an always lively 90-minute set led by The Savants of Soul frontman, Justin McKenzie. During the red-hot set, The Savants of Soul unveiled their newest be set for release in April and would include the release of an accompanying music video. and the smallest, most intimate stage to the largest and loudest, Okeechobees 2018 run was a success on all accounts. Keep an eye cap of the event this week. Okeechobee Music Festival Recap: Local performers impress Photo by Emma WitmerThe Savants of Soul won Round 2 of Destination Okeechobee to play at the festival. Photo by Emma WitmerFlipturn, a local indie-rock band, played at Okeechobees main stage on Friday, March 2 for a consistently growing crowd. By Natalie RaoAvenue Editor The biggest drinking holiday of the year, St. Patricks Day, is just around the corner. Falling cade, this years celebration of the Irish holiday is guaranteed to be one of the rowdiest to date. With no school or work to worry about, students and locals alike will be out in full force. So break out all the green gear your wardrobe the holiday in Gainesville. Swamppatricks Day 2018 @ The Swamp Restaurant celebration may kick off the earliest of all: On Friday, March 16, the bar and restaurant will host their weekly Free Beer Friday with green beer and a green balloon drop at midnight. Along with Irish dancers at 5 p.m. and an annual bagpiper at 8 p.m. on St. Pattys itself, there will be green beer pitchers, $5 Irish car St. Patricks Day @ First Magnitude Brewing Company waterways, also falls on St. Patricks Day this year. Starting at noon patrons can enjoy beers Ale, Green Kiwi Sour, Mint Chocolate Stout and many more for a good cause. Irish bands will play from 4 to 7 p.m. and 8 to 11 p.m., respectively. Original Gainesville Food Truck Rally @ High Dive If youre still going strong by 5 p.m., the on St. Patricks Day this month. Enjoy food trucks, live music, a silent disco and more, with the event raising money for Habitat for Humanity. SOJA @ Heartwood Soundstage Trade in Irish jigs for soulful roots reggae with SOJA, a Grammy-nominated, eight-piece band thats made waves all around the world with smooth releases packed with passion. The show kicks off at 7 p.m. with supporting Tickets are available from $28 to $62 at heartwoodsoundstage.com/events. The Disco Ball St. Paddys Day @ The Backyard at Boca Fiesta & Palomino If youre somehow able to go through the night after a long day of partying, The Backyard is the place to be. Starting at 9 p.m., the bar will host The Disco Ball, a 70s and 80s themed event with funk, soul, disco and more aged. Entry is $5 at the door.The best places to spend St. Patricks Day in Gainesville
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 By Gabriella PaulAvenue WriterFans of the viral YouTube sensation Buttermilk Sky a young Nigerian dwarf goat that frolics in the grass and leapfrogs over other goat kids get excited. Flow Space, a yoga studio goat yoga session from 2 to 3 p.m. March 17. In the studios grassy backyard, with people practicing downward dog with Flow Space co-owner and instructor Maggie Rucker, 10 to 12 baby goats from Whiteacres Dairy Goats will practice their parkour on and around all the yogis attending. Catherine Whiteacre, owner of Whiteacres and family friend of the Ruckers, said she will transport a mix of 12 Nigerian dwarfs and young Nubian goats in big dog crates by pickup truck for the event. time Gainesville has seen an event like this. But with it being the goats will be interesting. If anybody is not behaving, Im just going to put them in timeout, she said. Whiteacre said she is trimming all of their hooves and brushing them out before the event. So theyre nice and clean for the ladies, she said. Among the goats bounding around the event, Whiteacre said she is most excited for the yogis solid brown Nigerian dwarf; the four whethers, Salt, Pepper, Olive and Pumpkin; and two Nubians, Tapioca and Chimichurri. Nigerian dwarf goats remain miniature their whole lives but still grow to the size of a small dog, while Nubian goats can grow up to around 200 pounds, she said. For this reason, Whiteacre around enough baby goats to do yoga events year round. Although Whiteacre does not practice yoga herself, she said tion in the early and long hours of tending to her goats on the farm. yoga class and likewise, Im kind of thinking that these ladies in the class arent going to be there picking up afterwards and helping deliver kids, she said. Whiteacre believes, in a sense, it is the best of the yoga and the goat world joining together, bringing a little piece of farm life to the yoga mat. The (goats) are always upbeat. Theyre always happy, she said. The fact that these yoga women are going to be sharing in that much is wonderful. Rucker, a co-owner of Flow Space and yoga instructor for the event, said she is excited as well. She assumes the event will be very similar to the kitten yoga that Flow Space hosted in the past. Very distracting, but very fun, you know, she said. For me as an instructor, very distracting because Im there watching all of the mayhem and laughing so hard. She said she cant wait to watch yogis try to hold childs pose or downward dog with baby goats jumping all around them. Its just healthy, you know, she said, to just laugh and enjoy nature. Rucker said her daily motivation is to provide an environment for wellness in the community she is so in love with. The 24-year-old Gainesville native said her dream was born two years ago. While working as an instructor at My Yoga Connection, the building that is now her yoga studio, Flow Space, the business closed down. community lose the beautiful studio where they loved to meditate, Rucker jumped into action to save the space. I needed help; I needed somebody to help me, you know, with this dream, she said. Enter Hannah Hill, or Humm, a 21-year-old Gainesville native and daughter of the man who owned the property. After meeting, Humm and Rucker quickly became business partners and co-owners of Flow Space, opening the doors to the public June 6, 2016. brick walls and high arched ceilings, perfect for facilitating meditation and balance, according to the website. The space provides an umbrella for so much more than just yoga, Rucker said. Originally a railroad station identical to the sister building next door, she said the building holds so much history of what came before it. It just creates this background of beauty and good vibes, she said. There have been so many wonderful events that have happened inside of that building even before it was Flow Space. With upcoming events like goat yoga Saturday, to all of the events in the years to come, Rucker said the mission of Flow Space has evolved and will continue evolving forever. Were trying to be, you know, original, she said, and be whatever we are and trying to continually tune to our own truths.Flow Space to host Baby Goat Yoga event this weekend Courtesy to The Alligator of its kind in Gainesville.
10 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 By Taylor McLambAvenue WriterWith the semester over halfway over, students of all majors could use some much-needed self-care in their lives. In this spirit, the UF Womens Student Association will host a self-care fair Friday on Plaza of the Americas to commemorate Womens History Month. The fair focuses on the importance of taking time to take care of oneself and how self-love and acceptance can drastically improve both mental and physical health, something many forget during stressful semesters packed will class, internships, jobs and more. Participating organizations include UFs 3rd Annual Out of the Darkness Walk, Strive UF, UF Counseling and Wellness Center, UF IRHA, Asian American Student Union, Planned Parenthood Generation Action UF and many more. Alexandra Woodard, a 24-year-old Florida State University alumna, said she was looking for things to do while visiting Gainesville and was drawn to the events promotion of self-love in a time when society warns women that taking time to focus on Society is always telling women their focus should be on men Women are running everything, but its still never about us. That in itself makes life kind of stressful for women, so I think we need more time to just focus on our The fair will include a variety of activities, with each geared toward the overall goal of selfcare. There will be free yoga on the lawn at 11:30 a.m., DIY lip and body scrub, learning how to make the perfect sleep kit taught by GatorWell Health Promotion Services and the chance to grab free face masks, tote bags, candles and more. Makayla Nicholas, an 18-yearold UF business management freshman, said the fact that she was on a tight college budget and couldnt normally splurge on skincare attracted her to the event. She also liked that it was more focused towards self-love and resting instead of just aiming to achieve nice skin and beauty standards. We can be so caught up in our day-to-day activities that we can forget how to take care of las said. If we dont love who we are, not just based on how we love or our material possessions, we cant possibly be able to genuinely pour that love into our education, career, communities, families, friends, pets and Nicholas stresses how, especially with the pressure of classes and grades, taking just 15 minutes a day to set aside as me mental health and self-image. If we arent healthy, we wont be able to actively live and enjoy the lives we are trying to Gainesvilles Pace Center for Girls, an organization that strives to provide young women the opportunity for a better future through education, counseling, training and advocacy, will be in attendance collecting hygiene products. For every hygiene product package you bring, you Nicholas said shes interested in helping out and applauds the organization for the work they do. Its important that they are doing this because we need to help our young girls, take care of them, love them, educate them, Nicholas said. The free Womens History Month Self-Care Fair will be Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.Womens Student Association to host self-care fair Friday Courtesy to The AlligatorAfter a long Spring Break, the self-care fair encourages both taking care of and loving oneself. The fair encourages self-love during Womens History Month
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Track coach Mike Holloway was named the USTFCCCA Men's Indoor Coach of the Year on Tuesday, three days after the Gators won a national championship. Gators kick off NCAA Championships todayThe No. 17 Florida women's swimming and diving team is sending nine of its athletes to compete in the 2018 Division I Women's Swimming & Diving Championships starting today at the McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at www.alligator.org/sportsWEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 www.alligator.org/sportsBASEBALLBy Justin AhlumSports WriterNick Horvath stood tall on second base with his hand on his belt buckle. After the Gators center ners, he whipped out some familiar dance moves. Ive got two wins (in Fortnite), Horvath said. Its in the past week, so Im hot lately. Horvath, who came into Tuesdays game hitting .315 and playing some of the hottest baseball on the team, went 3-for-4, scoring twice in addition to his two-RBI double. that helped No. 2 Florida (16-3) secure a 12-6 win at McKethan Stadium against the No. 7 Florida State Seminoles (14-3). Tuesday nights victory over the Noles was UFs 11th win in the past 12 meetings against its in-state rival as the Gators handed FSU its third straight loss. I dont really know about (that streak), coach Kevin OSullivan said. Weve just had some really good teams that have played some really clean games. Freshman Jordan Butler got the nod from OSullivan following his heroics on Saturday. Butler provided the game-ending RBI single to complete UFs sweep of Rhode Island over the weekend. His start Tuesday night came up short of his actions on Saturday. The young southpaw gave up three innings of work. The Seminoles started the scorbaseman Rhett Aplin and catcher Cal Raleigh gave FSU an early 2-0 lead. Aplin would touch em all again in the fourth inning on a two-run doubling the Noles lead, 4-2. After Aplins second home run, OSullivan pulled the plug on Butlers start. All in all, we threw three freshmen again tonight. Its a learning experience, OSullivan said. Its just a matter of making a couple pitches here and there to get out of an inning. But the offense pulled some strings and saved Butler from his second loss of the season. Third baseman Jonathan India joined the home run bandwagon in the bottom of the second. Floriball to the student section in left run of the ballgame. UF got another run back in the bottom of the third on an RBI groundout from JJ Schwarz. After a few scoreless frames, Schwarz came back to the plate Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff against Florida State in a 12-6 win for the Gators. FOOTBALLBy Dylan DixonSports Writer For Feleipe Franks, the start of spring football practice this week brings one thing to the forefront of his mind. Relief. Franks, the lanky 6-foot-5, 227-pound quarterback who played in all 11 games for UF last season starting eight of them had as disappointing a campaign in 2017 as any player on the Gators roster. He completed just 54.6 percent of his passes, the second-worst players, and was frequently the target of criticism and blame from frustrated fans. But with the Gators disastrous 4-7 season last fall behind him len providing a new opportunity, Franks is ready for a fresh start. Its a sigh of relief, new air in the building, he said. I dont spend too much time going back dwelling on what I should have did or what I could have did. Instead, Franks is focused on winning the battle for Floridas starting quarterback job, a competition that begins this Friday when the team kicks off its four-weeklong spring practice schedule. UFs other two players to receive time under center last season, left the program this summer, leaving the inexperienced group of freshman Emory Jones, redshirt freshman Jake Allen and redshirt sophomore Kyle Trask as the only other candidates for the role. Jones, an early enrollee and the No. 5 dual-threat quarterback recruit in the country, according to 247Sports, appears to be Franks biggest threat. He threw for 1,197 yards and eight games of his senior year at Heard County High School in LaGrange, Georgia, and also rushed for 494 yards and six touchdowns over those eight games. Long after the Florida basketball teams lifeblood had trickled from its veins on Friday in St. Louis, the Arkansas Razorbacks continued to pound a beaten UF team that just wouldnt stop trying. That was much to the frustration of one broadcaster on press row, who slammed a table with his open palm and mouthed something under his breath. The man appeared to be involved with the Arkansas radio broadcast, although his exact role was unclear. Regardless, his outburst violated one of the cardinal rules of covering sports: No absolutely no cheering in the press box. Especially when your team has an insurmountable lead. Casual fans might wonder why this is such an all-important rule. When I started working at the Alligator in 2015, I too wondered why fandom is such a sin in sports jourI couldnt wear my Florida hats An honest assessment of bias in today's sports reportingSweet and Bauer / OpinionSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16 Ethan BauerTwitter: @ebaueri
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 MENS TENNISBy Dylan RudolphSports Writer After a weekend road trip, the No. 12 Florida mens tennis team returns to its home court to play No. 32 TCU on Wednesday. The midweek matchup is set to begin at 6 p.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex. The Gators (8-5, 3-1 SEC) have won three of their last four matches largely because of their doubles play. Florida has won the doubles point in four consecutive matches, and the No. 1-ranked duo of junior Alfredo Perez and sophomore Johannes Ingildsen has led the way. We are just feeling more comfortable together, and its showing, Perez said. Perez and Ingildsen have won all three doubles matches streak. Florida will look to continue its solid showings in doubles against a tough TCU (7-3) team led by the No. 20 tandem of sophomore Alastair Gray and freshman Alex Rybakov. The Horned Frogs also have a strong singles squad that includes No. 30 Gray, No. 32 Rybakov and No. 72 Trevor Johnson. Rybakov has won his last to Feb. 6. The Gators singles play has been unpredictable. Florida opened its SEC schedule with wins against Georgia and Tennessee, only losing three combined singles matches against the two teams. However, UF faltered on March 9 and lost all but one point against Mississippi State. No. 7 Perez was the central focus after he lost in straight sets in back-to-back singles matches before he rallied on March 11 against Auburn to get back into the win column. (Perez) got back to the basics, coach Bryan Shelton said. He was able to stay calm, control his emotions and it resulted in solid play. Against Auburn, Shelton also restructured the singles lineup. He placed junior McClain Kessler since Feb. 17 and senior Jordan Belga made the most of his opportunity and won his match in straight sets 6-2, 6-2. You never know what could happen, Belga said. You have to always be ready to play. To prepare for TCU, Florida has worked on its situational play. Shelton has expressed frustration in the teams ability to close out matches. We need to make sure were at our best in those big-point moments, Shelton said. I know we will be. @dyrudolph email@example.com Florida returns home for midweek matchup against TCULACROSSEBy Tyler NettunoSports WriterDespite being tied at 16 with the No. 10 team in the country with just over six minutes to play, freshman cool. effort that saw the team trailing 10-2 nearly 20 minutes into the game, it seemed unlikely that Florida would ever be in position to win. But that didnt matter to Kavanagh. She had been held scoreless for the was down by one late in the second half, she stepped up and scored the game-tying goal. All of the sudden, the Gators had a chance to take the lead for With possession of the ball, Kavanagh juked Navys Jenna Collins. She shot in the direction of Midshipmen goalie Ingrid Boyum. Kavanaghs shot snuck past Boyums left shoulder and found the back of the net. Once I started shooting, I thought my stick was hot, and I knew I had to put the ball in the back of the net, Kavanagh said. The improbable comeback was complete. Kavanagh scored Floridas caped sure defeat against Navy, earning a 19-16 victory. (Kavanagh) came in clutch, Gators coach Amanda OLeary said. She stepped up when we needed her. Florida (5-2) narrowly avoided lostime this season, overcoming its poor start to the game. They could have quit, OLeary said. They could have put their heads down, but they gutted it out. Florida had no answer for Navy goals. With 11 minutes remaining in the half, UF trailed 10-2, the teams Things went from bad to worse for the Gators, as star junior attacker Lindsey Ronbeck appeared to have injured and the severity of her injury is currently unknown. But Florida then went on a run of its own, outscoring the Midshipmen 6-1 to end the half and cutting the Navy lead to 10-7. Floridas defense took charge of having its anchor in senior defender Aniya Flanagan, who missed the game with to an injury. UF caused 10 turnovers as opposed to Navys two. Defender Cara Tromnew career high for her. We kept chipping away on offense, she said. As a defensive unit, we had to back them up and make statements. Once Kavanagh started scoring, Navy couldnt stop the Gators offense. er 6-1 run, sealing the victory. The team will now prepare for Big East play on Sunday in Nashville when it takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores. Trombetta said that while the team conference opponents, it still has its sights set beyond the regular season. Were thinking about right now, she said. But at the same time, we have playoffs in the back of our head. @TylerNettuno firstname.lastname@example.org Gators avoid second consecutive loss with comeback victory against NavyAlan Alvarez / Alligator Staff
16 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 Franks inconsistencies, teammates havent backed away from voicing support for last seasons starter. Even though (Franks) had his ups and downs, he never showed that he was down, junior receiver Josh Hammond said. That was big for us just as a team moving forward knowing that he would never give up. of potential. He completed 19-of-28 passes against Tennessee on Sept. 16, including a game-winning 63-yard touchdown to receiver Tyrie Cleveland as time expired. He also recorded a 79-yard run against Texas A&M on Oct. 14, breaking the record for longest rush by a quarterback in school history. Ive always wanted to lead the team and be that guy that can bring us to a championship, he said. I know it doesnt seem that way, the way last year went. But like I said, we closed that book. @dylanrdixon email@example.comFOOTBALL, from pg. 14Franks: We closed the book on last yearAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFlorida quarterback Feleipe Franks is looking to move on from a disappointing 2017 campaign. ball to left that was caught at the warning track. The shot was deep enough for Austin Langworthy to score from third and tie the game 1-for-3 with two RBIs and a walk in his last AB. off the bat of Deacon Liput, kickstarted UFs seven-run inning, putIn addition to Horvaths doucame through with a two-run double of his own. And in his second at bat of the inning, Langworthy sent a single through the left side to score Horvath in the process. runs thanks to India's bat. He hit launched a home run that nearly reached the doors of Gate 2 at the OConnell Center. scoring three times and driving in and sixth home runs of the season, but said he doesnt consider himself a power hitter. If I put a good swing on the ball and square it up, itll go pretty far, India said. With the offense in a groove, the Gators' bullpen took control after Butler was pulled, guiding less innings. Butlers relief gave up only one hit prior to the eighth intwo runs of the game. Tommy Mace hurled 3.1 scoreless innings, striking out four and walking only two batters, as Andrew Baker, Jack Leftwich and for Florida. The Gators will hit the road to start conference play. South Carolina will host UF this weekend, with Florida expected to throw its usual weekend starters. OSullivan said the trip to Columbia wont be easy. Any time you go on the road its just a totally different atmosphere, OSullivan said. Were gonna have to handle that as well. @justinn_case1 firstname.lastname@example.orgBASEBALL, from pg. 14Bullpen tossed 6.2 nearscoreless innings vs. 'Nolesand T-Shirts anymore. But while The Alligator and other traditional media outlets draw a hard line between journalism and fandom, that line is constantly blurred in the ever-evolving sports media landscape, which has its pros and cons. The pro side of merging the two have more fun. The most exciting part of sports is fandom, and asking someone who likes sports enough to write about them for a living to give that up seems akin to forcing priests to be celibate. Its arguable that its necessary, but its certainly not ideal. A growing number of voices argue that bias doesnt matter because everyone is biased, so what really matters is transparency. If youre a Florida fan writing about the Gators, the theory goes, then just say so. People will trust you just as much for being honest. Plus, if the era of fake news has revealed one principle above all, its that people are drawn to writing that promotes their viewpoints and biases. It might not be ideal ethically, but fandom-fueled writing can be lucrative, hence the rise of SBNation sites like Alligator Army or Tomahawk Nation. But embracing fandom as a sports writer obviously has its pitfalls. If youre open about supporting the Gators as a Florida beat writer, you wont be trusted to provide fair coverage of, for example, the credit card scandal that infected UFs football program in 2017. Or about sexual assault allegations against players, arrests, etc. That isnt to say its impossible to be an objective fan, but lets be ment of fandom to abandon nuance and objectivity and root for whatever outcome is best for your team. The debate over objectivity in sports reporting has reached some of the industrys more prominent Im an old man. An old, old, old man, sports writer Jeff Pearlman wrote on Twitter back in February. But when I was coming up in journalism, there was no my coach or my team or my guy. You were handed a laptop, a credential, a pad and a pen and you covered sans bias, leanings, favorites. You just wrote and reported. He was responding to a tweet from Master Tesfatsion, a Bleacher Report writer who used to cover the Redskins for the Washington Post, calling Arizona State football coach Herm Edwards my coach. Tesfatsion is, as you may have guessed, an Arizona State alumnus. A tame debate between the two ensued, and neither gave any ground. That result pretty much illustrates the point Im getting at. The answer isnt really yes, its fan, or no, you cant combine the two. Depending on your goals as a reporter or sports media personality, you can go either way. Ethan Bauer is a sports writer at The Alligator. Contact him at email@example.com.COLUMN, from pg. 14 Wednesday, March 14 Women's Swimming & Diving @ NCAA Championships, All Day Men's Tennis vs. TCU, 6 p.m. Thursday, March 15 Women's Swimming & Diving @ NCAA Championships, All Day Men's Basketball vs. St. Bonaventure, 9:57 p.m., TruTV Friday, March 16 Men's Golf @ Schenkel Invitational, All Day Women's Swimming & Diving @ NCAA Championships, All Day Men's Tennis vs. Kentucky, 5 p.m., Women's Tennis @ Georgia, 5 p.m. Softball @ Georgia, 6 p.m., SEC Network + Baseball @ South Carolina, 7 p.m., SEC Network + Saturday, March 17 *Men's Basketball vs. Texas Tech/Stephen F. Austin, TBD Men's Golf @ Schenkel Invitational, All Day Women's Swimming & Diving @ NCAA Championships, All Day Softball @ Georgia, 2 p.m., SEC Network + Baseball @ South Carolina, 4 p.m., SEC Network + Sunday, March 18 Men's Golf @ Schenkel Invitational, All Day Women's Golf @ Evans Derby Invitational, All Day Women's Tennis @ Tennessee, Noon Baseball @ South Carolina, 1 p.m., ESPNU Men's Tennis @ Vanderbilt, 1 p.m. Lacrosse @ Vanderbilt, 2 p.m., Facebook Live Softball @ Georgia, 2 p.m., SEC Network + = If Necessary THIS WEEK IN UF SPORTS
20 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 14, 2018 Inside fl Inside Wednesday, March 14, 2018 rf nt br rf n nYour campus connection for all things UF ONE.UF continues to evolve as UFs self-service mechanism. e Oce for Student Financial Aairs has begun packaging nancial aid for stu dents for the 2018-19 award year, and students will soon be able to view their aid packages and report additional aid in ONE.UF. Students will also be able to complete registration prep tasks, view the schedule of courses, and view action items (service indicators and notications) in ONE.UF. Read more about ONE.UF in the lat est issue of the COMPASS Update newsletter at: http://compass.u.edu.tnb nn 2011 Gator Bowl. Mullen has the second-most career wins of any Mississippi State head coach ever with a 69-46 record. In 2014, he earned the SEC Coach of the Year award and the George Munger Award. Before becoming the head coach at UF, Mullen was the oensive coordinator at UF from 2005 to 2008. Here, he coached two quarterbacks that each led the Gators team to Heisman consider ation. ese quarterbacks include Tim Tebow and Chris Leak. During his time coaching at UF, the Gators averaged more than 42 points per game each year. is has only been accomplished one other time in school history. In his nal year as the oensive coordinator, the Gators won their second national title in three years. ACCENT Speakers Bureau presents Gators football coach Dan Mullen Tuesday, Mar. 20 at the University Auditorium. Doors will open at 6 p.m. and the speaking engagement will begin at 7 p.m. Students with a valid UFID may pick up a maximum of two tickets free of charge from the ACCENT oce on the third oor of the J. Wayne Reitz Union on Mar. 19 between the hours of noon and 5 p.m. If any tickets remain, they will be made available to the gen eral public at the University Auditorium Box Oce at noon the following day. Dan Mullens career as a head coach began in 2009 when he coached the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He coached Mississippi State to an impressive 52-14 victory over Michigan in the nnn UF College of Veterinary Medicine is hold ing its annual open house and community outreach event on Apr. 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. e college and UF veterinary students host this fun and educational event for the community to showcase the innovative and exciting work taking place at UF in Veteri nary Medicine. Its free and open to the pub lic. For a schedule of events and more details visit: vetmed.u.edu/openhouse. nn tn If you have a dependent covered under a State of Florida health insurance plan, you may have received a postcard in recent weeks alerting you to an upcoming audit to be conducted by Health Management Systems Inc. (HMS). UF employ ees with covered dependents should keep a close eye out for dependent verication requests from HMS beginning this March to ensure their de pendents do not lose coverage. Employees receiving requests for dependent documentation must respond promptly and submit appropriate documentation as noted in the re quest directly to HMS. Failure to submit legible copies of required documents can result in termination of insurance coverage for the dependents in question. For more information, please visit: hr.u.edu/benets-rewards.nn nnn e Reitz Programming Board proudly presents the 5th Annual Big Orange Festival at the Reitz Union on Friday, Mar. 23 from 7 p.m. 12 a.m. e event will feature a concert, comedy show, entertainment, free food, t-shirt giveaway, live DJ, movie and more. Music and comedy artists to be announced soon! Early ticketing for the music and comedy acts will be held on Tuesday, Mar. 20 and urs day, Mar. 22 from 11 a.m. 2 p.m. at the Reitz Union North Lawn Tabling Area. Free to UF Students with a valid Gator 1 Card. tnn
INSIDEKeith Stone fell into a self-admitted dark place earlier this season after receiving backlash on social media for his poor play. Now, the forward is performing at a high level ahead of Floridas NCAA Tournament opener.ONLINEVisit alligator.org/sports for coverage of UFs March Madness run. TIP REBOUNDING FROM A DARK PLACE
TIPOFFEditor Dylan Dixon Photos for Cover Illustration Dylan Dixon Alligator, Wednesday, March 14, 2018By Jake DreilingerSports WriterKeith Stone glanced down at his phone as it started to buzz. Another Twitter screenshot sent from his parents blinked into existence on his screen. The 2017-18 Florida mens basketball season had just started and Stone a 6-foot-8, 245-pound power forward was poised to have a breakout year following a solid showing in his freshman campaign. But other than a 14-point performance against North Florida on Nov. 16, he wasnt living up to those expectations early in the fall. He began this season averaging 5.8 points per game and shot 36.9 Eventually, UF fans took notice and went to Twitter to voice their opinions, which prompted his parents to send him screenshots. Honest question: what are the reasons Keith Stone sees the court, much less starts? Twitter user @ RotoGrindersCam tweeted. He makes poor decisions and lacks coordination and talent. -Frustrating to watch almost every game. Another user, @C_Austin_3, tweeted, Keith stone aggravates me on the offensive end sometimes. Stones parents sent him the screenshots hoping to motivate their son. However, the messages only made the situation worse. time, Stone was subjected to the negatives of Twitter. Back in high school at Zion Lutheran, the Deerfield Beach, Florida, native received nothing but praise as one of the top players in the state. No one is going to tweet about how bad a high school kid is, after all. But for Stone who is near the end of a breakout year for the Gators as they head into the NCAA Tournament on Thursday with Bonaventure tweets like those He spiraled into a self-admitted dark place, one that he struggled to escape at the start of the season. Stone was down on himself and his level of play. He wasnt as motivated in practice, and his production suffered for it. He held back on shots and failed to crash the boards. On the defensive end, he was frequently in foul trouble by the end of the game. His minutes dipped as a result, and venomous tweets continued to be sent his way by fans. I was like Dang, thats how they really feel about me? Stone said about the social media backlash. So I was like Alright, and anything. know about Keith Stone to understand why he fell into a dark place is that he is shy. Like, really shy. Like toddler-meeting-a-strangerhimself, minces his words and is very soft spoken. Thats just who he is. Its easy to see that when hes talking to the media. His answers to reporters questions are never more than three sentences long, and its obvious that he feels slightly overwhelmed in the presence of those he doesnt know. It takes a while for him to warm up to people, said John Guion, Stones high school coach. He was never a vocal leader. The second thing you need to know about Stone is that he wasnt naturally gifted at basketball. He had to work for it. The future Gator was tall and had a nice-looking shot, but that was about it, something that playing high school ball. He was not the clear-cut best player on our team his freshman year, thats for sure, Guion said with a chuckle. While he wasnt Zion Lutherans star athlete, he developed the drive to become one. Stone was at the gym almost every day and spent most of his time building muscle. When he wasnt at the gym, he was at the park practicing his game with Guion. His hard work eventually paid off. Stone eclipsed 2,000 career points and was the FABC Class 2A Player of the Year his senior season at Zion Lutheran. He was also First-Team All-Broward County his junior and senior years. He made me a better coach, Guion said. He made players around him better. With his bashful personality and accustomization to being the star player after years of hard work in high school, the social media vitriol he experienced in Fall 2017 was too much for him to handle. For Stone to work so hard to rise to the apex of high school basketball, only to make it to the next stage and fail, was not only a bruise to his ego but also personally haunting. Compounding this effect, when Stone had a bad game at the college level, he was met with virtual ire from thousands of Gators fans. And as shy of a person as he is, having to face those criticisms was overwhelming. Seeing so much of it through Twitter pushed him further and further into a dark place, where he didnt want to deal with judgements any more. Im just a 19-, 20-year-old kid, Stone said. So here was Keith Stone, just going through the motions early in the season. Rather than ignore what he saw on social media, he started to believe it. said. I was worried about what everybody was saying. He second guessed himself and became limited in his shot selection. He struggled on the boards and averaged 3.2 rebounds per the 2017-18 season. Stone was also turning the ball over. He gave it up 20 times in that 13-game span. His trust in himself slowly dwindled with every lackluster performance, and the tweets became more frequent. People that are die-hard Gators were expecting more of him, Guion said. They dont see whats going on. They dont know him. Something needed to change. Just like he did with Guion in high school, Stone decided to start using UF coach Mike White as a resource. I just needed to have a meeting with him just to talk to him because we really didnt talk a lot, Stone said. The thing about Whites talks is they tend to work wonders on his players. Case in point, current starting guard Chris Chiozza. Chiozza was in a similar situation as Stone: not playing up to his potential. But after having a one-on-one meeting with White became rejuvenated. Stone hoped a meeting with White would do the same for him. He remembers the meeting well. It occurred early in the season, where White reassured the redshirt sophomore and reminded him about the type of player he is. He told Stone that he needed to focus on the little things, like boxing out on rebounds and limiting his turnovers. But the point that really made an impact was a simple one: go out there, have fun and play. That was when everything clicked. Stone let go. During Floridas game against Incarnate Word on Dec. 22, that new nirvana became obvious. I just played and just didnt think about anything, Stone said. Even though I didnt play hot, the way people expected me to play, I just went out and played. He only scored six points that game, recorded three offensive rebounds and reached the charsomething different about Stone. He felt really good coming out of that meeting and having things cleared up in his mind, Guion said. He came out of that feeling a lot better about himself. was back, it was time for that strong work ethic from high school to return as well. He started shooting better and taking more shots. He also started playing stingier defense, grabbing more rebounds and recording either a block or a steal in almost every game after the meeting with White. Stone knew he was playing better, but the fans didnt realize it until the Gators 83-66 win over Texas A&M on Jan. 2. Stone 18 points a then-season high For about a month now hes just been consistently very good in practice, White said following Floridas matchup with the Aggies. Were seeing it more and more in games. Remember those tweets from Rebounding from a Dark Place: the beginning? The ones that questioned why Stone was out on the court or how Stones offense can be aggravating? He saw them. He heard the critics. He understands why the fans felt that way. He just learned to not care. Before making the decision to just stay off Twitter during the season, Stone used to reply to the negative messages. Appreciate it!! he responded to @C_Austin_3, the user who tweeted that he became aggravated when watching Stone on offense. Stone did that two more times to tweets that have since been deleted. This was in November. Stone hasnt done anything like that since. Twitter is kind of bad, because people who have my @ name could tell me anything, so I just stay away from it, Stone said. As both Guion and White like to say, its part of Floridas players trying to eliminate the noise. I encourage him never to respond, Guion said. Stay above that. As Stone has continued to play better this spring, those negative tweets soon transformed into praise. Following Stones team-leading 22-point performance in an SEC Tournament loss against Arkansas on Friday, new messages came water gushing through a broken dam. Keith Stone is the only thing that matters tonight, @RealMBB wrote. Gators playing like garbage but dont let that distract you from Keith Stone having an amazing night, @AviaGridi wrote. Hes developing into an important player for the Gators and forgetting about his time in the dark place ahead of the NCAA Tournament. Its pretty great knowing that I can help the team contribute in many ways, Stone said. Getting rebounds or playing solid defense on the best post player, anything thatll help the team win. @DreilingerJake firstname.lastname@example.org power forward was poised to have a breakout year following a solid showing in his freshman But other than a 14-point performance against North Florida on Nov. 16, he wasnt living up to those expectations early in the fall. He began this season averaging 5.8 points per game and shot 36.9 Eventually, UF fans took notice and went to Twitter to voice their opinions, which prompted his parents to send him screenshots. Honest question: what are the reasons Keith Stone sees the court, much less starts? Twitter user @ RotoGrindersCam tweeted. He makes poor decisions and lacks coordination and talent. -Frustrating to watch almost every Another user, @C_Austin_3, tweeted, Keith stone aggravates me on the offensive end someStones parents sent him the screenshots hoping to motivate their son. However, the messages only made the situation time, Stone was subjected to the negatives of Twitter. Back in high school at Zion Lutheran, the Deerfield Beach, Florida, native received nothing but praise as one of the top players in No one is going to tweet about how bad a high school kid Stone was down on himself and his level of play. He wasnt as motivated in practice, and his production suffered for it. He held back on shots and failed to crash the boards. On the defensive end, he was frequently in foul trouble by the end of the game. His minutes dipped as a result, and venomous tweets continued to be sent his way by fans. I was like Dang, thats how they really feel about me? Stone himself, minces his words and is very soft spoken. Thats just who he is. Its easy to see that when hes talking to the media. His answers to reporters questions are never more than three sentences long, and its obvious that he feels slightly overwhelmed in the presence of those he doesnt know. It takes a while for him to warm up to people, said John Guion, Stones high school coach. He was never a vocal leader. The second thing you need to know about Stone is that he wasnt naturally gifted at basketball. He had to work for it. The future Gator was tall and had a nice-looking shot, but that was about it, something that playing high school ball. He was not the clear-cut best player on our team his freshman year, thats for sure, Guion said with a chuckle. While he wasnt Zion Lutherans star athlete, he developed the drive to become one. Stone was at the gym almost every day and spent most of his time building muscle. When he wasnt at the gym, he was at the park practicing his game with Guion. His hard work eventually paid off. Stone eclipsed 2,000 career points and was the FABC Class 2A Player of the Year his senior season at Zion Lutheran. He was also First-Team All-Broward County his junior and senior years. He made me a better coach, Guion next stage and fail, was not only a bruise to his ego but also personally haunting. Compounding this effect, when Stone had a bad game at the college level, he was met with virtual ire from thousands of Gators fans. And as shy of a person as he is, having to face those criticisms was overwhelming. Seeing so much of it through Twitter pushed him further and further into a dark place, where he didnt want to deal with judgements any more. Im just a 19-, 20-year-old kid, Stone said. So here was Keith Stone, just going through the motions early in the season. Rather than ignore what he saw on social media, he started to believe it. said. I was worried about what everybody was saying. He second guessed himself and became limited in his shot selection. He struggled on the boards and averaged 3.2 rebounds per the 2017-18 season. Stone was also turning the ball over. He gave it up 20 times in that 13-game span. His trust in himself slowly dwindled with every lackluster performance, and the tweets became more frequent. People that are die-hard Gators were expecting more of him, Guion said. They dont see whats going on. They dont know him. Something needed to change. Just like he did with Guion in high school, Stone decided to start using UF coach Mike White as a resource. I just needed to have a meeting with him just to talk to him because we really didnt talk a lot, Stone said. The thing about Whites talks is they tend to work wonders on his players. Case in point, current starting guard Chris Chiozza. Keith Stone has bounced back this season after receiving criticism from fans The Madness BeginsWho: TV: What: When: Where:Florida (20-12) vs. St. Bonaventure (25-7) First Round of 2018 NCAA Division I Mens Basketball Tournament Thursday at 9:57 p.m. American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas TruTV Jaylen Adams Idris Taqqee Matt Mobley Amadi Ikpeze Courtney Stockard Kevarrius Hayes Chris Chiozza Jalen Hudson KeVaughn Allen Egor KoulechovSt. Bonaventures Projected Starting Lineup Floridas Projected Starting Lineup