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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator STUDENT LIVING GuideSpring 2018 page 9 FAMILY, FAITH AND BASEBALLAndrew Baker evolved from a little league novice to a two-way player on UFs baseball team, pg. 19Fuchs pledges Dance Marathon donationHe will match up to $10,000 in donations, pg. 5.Sean Kingston to headline Big Orange FestFind out when he will perform and how to see him, pg 4.VOLUME 112 ISSUE 68Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer When Catherine Sarosi used to How long before I die?After Parkland, Gainesville students question what happens nextSEE FEATURE, PAGE 13 FEATURE FRIDAY:By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff Writer @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgThe Associated PressFlorida guard Egor Koulechov scored a team-high 20 points in Floridas 77-62 win over St. SEE BASKETBALL, PAGE 13By Benjamin BrandtSports Writer round of NCAA Tournament

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Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 or email alligators alligator.org/calendarLocal Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018WHATS HAPPENING?Student Government Spring Housing Fair Student Governments Spring Housing Fair is 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday on the 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, mapping tools and institutional repository. 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 p.m. 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 and 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 and discover the earth at your feet at a free, open-for-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. Gainesville City elections Early voting for the 2018 City of Gainesville Regular Election ends Saturday. Locations, which will open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., are Cone Park Library, located at 2801 East University Ave., Millhopper Branch Library, located at 3145 NW 43rd St., and the Supervisor of Elections Office, located at 515 N. Main St. 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 6:00 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 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. Registration is not required. For more information, visit aclib.us/law or call 352334-3900. Talking Gators Toastmasters Want to get more comfortable speaking in front of a group? Talking Gators Toastmasters meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in the UF Entomology Building, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. For more information, visit talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org/. Experience Sikhism The UF Sikh Students Association will host Turban Day event at Turlington Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. March 21. The event aims to make UF students aware about Sikhism, a monotheistic religion. As part of the event, the members of Sikh Students Association will help tie turbans around students' heads. A turban represents commitment to faith and identity for the Sikhs. 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. 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 canumba@ufic.ufl.edu. For more information, visit internationalcenter.ufl.edu and search under Faculty Engagement and Global Learning. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jtavel@alligator.org. 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. 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4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterUFs campus is getting brighter. UF Facility Services is uptures with light-emitting diode, or LED, technology to increase campus safety, the Board of Trustees discussed in a meeting Thursday. These lights are ditional bulbs. Curtis Reynolds, UFs Vice President for Business Affairs, said UF hired safety consulta year ago to identify 12 zones in need of enhanced lighting for students walking around at night. About 30 percent of the light updates have already completion date in July. Crime likes the dark, and if theres no dark, then theres no crime, Reynolds said. The total cost of installation will be about $1.5 million, he said. Once updated, light poles across campus will also be compatible with new surveillance technology, including audio, video and WiFi, he said. Bianca Poma, a UF biology sophomore, thinks the brighter lights will bring relief for many students. When walking home from Library West to Beaty Towers late at night her freshman year, Poma said she would use the the pitch-dark paths. Its really helpful, the 19-year-old said. Especially for me as a girl, and Im really tiny. The board also discussed current construction projects on campus, including a groundbreaking ceremony for 23 outside the building. budget for parking and transportation services, UFs strategic energy plan and how Bright Futures changes will affect the universitys budget, among other items. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgLighting across UF to be updated By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterUF President Kent Fuchs said on place for Other Personnel Services, or cation system. temporary labor, which can include secretaries, adjuncts and custodians. sources is currently looking across how each college utilizes these workers and if some workers could receive However, Fuchs said UF wont pay OPS workers for the time they dont work, such as when employees didnt work during Hurricane Irma and the Richard Spencer event. We believe if theres some incident where the university closes, or for some reason they cant work, that their manfor them to make up that time, Fuchs said. But not pay them if they actually dont work. Faculty Senate will vote on a resolution endorsed by the Alachua County Labor Coalition to support giving some ing. OPS workers are currently not givTimothy Tia, the coordinator for the Alachua County Labor Coalition, said but more work is needed. I havent seen a concrete statement on paper about what UF wants to do, the 21-year-old said. Im really happy to see that theyre making progress. I look forward to seeing what they come @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgFaculty Senate to present OPS resolution Alligator Staff Writer Gainesville Fire Rescue. maican American singer and rapper, al Big Orange Festival, according to a Facebook event created by the Reitz Union Programming Board on Thursday. The festival is also hosting three Students with a UFID can attend the event. Students must bring their UFID 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday to the North Lawn to receive an early ticket, the Facebook event said. Students can get a ticket for either Kingstons or the comedy performance but not both. If enough ticket-holding students dont show, those in a standby line will get tickets, the Facebook event said. will get a free shirt. There will also be free food, acrobats and a showing of The Greatest Showman, according to the Facebook event said. RPB representatives didnt respond to multiple requests for comment. Kelly Daly, a UF public relations junior, had a Sean Kingston-themed 21st birthday party in November. She said she has been a fan of Kingstons since she was in middle school and his music has a good beat. It reminds me of being young and summertime, she said.Sean Kingston to headline UF eventKingston

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By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterJaNet Glover has been named senior director for the UF Career Resource Center. Glover had been serving as interim director since July 1, 2017, after Heather White stepped down to serve as Dean of Students, UF spokesperson Margot Winick wrote in an email. Winick said Glovers cause she wasnt in the universitys system yet. Although Glover served as interim director, or temporary director, for the center for the past eight months, she was selected over two other applicants in UFs national search for the position, Glover said. Its been surreal, she said. A real blessing. The UF alumna has spent more than 10 years as a job recruiter for a masters degree from UFs Warrington College of Business Administration in 2010. Her new position will be effective March 23, according to a press release Thursday. She said she plans to integrate more career development at UF to better prepare students for their future careers. During her time as interim director this past Fall, career advisers started meeting with students in campus housing to meet them in their own space. Glover said this summer, the center will have its own front door and a new name, which is part of a $7 million renovation project. It will add up to 10,000 square feet to the cording to Alligator archives. I am very excited about being able to lead the charge for UF in reimagining career services here, she said. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff HEAD-SHAVING FOR CANCER AWARENESSSport Clips cosmetologist Megan Hill, 26, shaves 18-year-old UF business management freshman Marcos Vivots head, in order to raise awareness for pediatric cancer. The annual St. Baldrick event is hosted by the Freshman Leadership Council to help raise money for the St. Baldricks Foundation, which funds pediatric cancer research. By Celeste MahfoodAlligator Contributing WriterUF President Kent Fuchs will donate up to $10,000 of his own money for Dance Marathon 2018. For the 24th annual fundraiser UF Dance Marathon, Fuchs said he will match donations up to $10,000. He contributes to Dance Marathon every year, often through social media campaigns, videos, attending meetings or participating in the closing ceremony. This year, the Dance Marathon leadership asked him if he would be willing to donate his own money, and he agreed. Im just a willing participant eager to help in any way I can, Fuchs said. More than 800 UF students work on Dance Marathon, a fundraising event in which participants try to stay on their feet for 26.2 hours, Rachel Auld, a UF Dance Marathon spokesperson, wrote in an email. It will be held March 24. The money goes to the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals, and its local nearest location is UF Health Shands Childrens awareness for children with health issues. cial donation to Dance Marathon. President Fuchs is a man we all admire, Auld said. A true role model to the UF population. through donor drives, mini marathons, merchandise, monetary sponsorship and community events, Auld said. Of the funds, 10 percent goes to education, 42 percent to patient care and 48 percent to research. The opportunity to support childrens donate. He said the cause is special to him, especially because the funds go into a local childrens hospital. Fuchs said he hopes his donation will increase motivation to all the students inAshlyn Tosey, a 19-year-old UF animal sciences freshman and Dance Marathon member, said its incredible to see the UF president willing to get behind the students working toward the cause. Not only does Dance Marathon bring students together, but Fuchs also integrates himself into the Student Body to Hes not just the president, Tosey students.Kent Fuchs to give $10,000 of salary to Dance MarathonFuchs Glover By The Associated PressA pedestrian bridge that was under construction collapsed onto a busy Miami highway Thursday, crushing at least eight vehicles under massive slabs of concrete and steel and killing multiple people, authorities said. Search-and-rescue crews drilled holes into the debris and used dogs to look for survivors. They had to work carefully because part of the structure was still unsafe. At least 10 people were taken to hospitals. The 950-ton bridge had been assembled by the side of the highway and moved into place Saturday to great fanfare. The span stretched almost 200 feet to connect Florida International University with the city of Sweetwater. It was expected to open to foot We have a national tragedy on our said. Jacob Miller, a senior at FIU, was visiting a friend in a dorm when he heard sirens and horns honking. He went to a balcony and could see rubble coming down. I saw there were multiple cars crushed under the bridge. It was just terrible. I saw some people stopping their cars, trying to get out, trying to assess the situation to see if there is anything they could do to help, he said. The exact death toll was unclear. Robert Bea, a professor of engineering and construction management at the University of California, Berkeley, said it was too early to know exactly what happened, but the decision to use what the bridge builders called an innovative installation was risky, especially because the bridge spanned a heavily traveled thoroughfare. area where they dont have applicable experience, and then we have another unexpected failure on our hands, Bea said after reviewing the bridges design and photos of the collapse. Sweetwater Police Detective Juan Llera was in a nearby meeting when the bridge collapsed. I heard a boom like a bomb had exterrorist attack. The main companies behind the $14.2 million construction project have faced questions about their past work, and one was bridge collapsed in Virginia. Florida International University is the second largest university in the state, with 55,000 students, most of whom live off-campus. The bridge was supposed to be a safe way to cross a busy highway. A university student was killed in August while crossing the road the bridge was supposed to span.FIU footbridge collapses onto highway, crushes 8 vehicles A WAWA REPRESENTATIVE SAID THE STORE WASNT ANNOUNCING NEW LOCATIONS. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Publix locations will face a rival to their signature sub when three planned Wawa stores bring their hoagies to Gainesville. Three Wawa locations, on Archer Road, in east Gainesville and in Celebration Pointe, a mixed-use shopping mall next to Interstate 75 and north of Archer Road, have been proposed, said Francine Sutton, a planning technician in the Gainesville Planning Department. The 5,600-square foot Archer Road location, at 2373 SW Archer Road, near Bartram said Jason Simmons, a Gainesville city planner. Construction on the building, which will have six gas pumps with 12 pumping spots, are addressed, according to planning documents. The Archer Road and East University Avenue store, located at 1021 E. University Ave., layouts are planned to be similar, according to Alligator archives. The East University Avenue location was proposed in December 2017 and is not as far along in the approval process, Simmons said. Its not surprising that it might take a while, Simmons said. They had to address the fundamental design of the project. The location on Archer Road hasnt had the same problems in the approval process has different requirements, Simmons said. A Wawa representative said the convenience store chain was not announcing any new Gainesville location. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgThree Wawa gas stations proposed for Gainesville UFs Career Resource Center names new senior director

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The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458. FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 www.alligator.org/opinions Editorial ColumnAs part of my many evening events this week, I am having dinner with the brothers of the Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity. Several years ago, SigEp was suspended from UF for hazing and drug use violations. It is hardly alone, neither at UF or other universities. Indeed, serious and often unlawful incidents related to hazing and drinking have left fraternities and sororities nationwide at a tipping point. Pennsylvania State University banned the Beta Theta Pi Fraternity after 19-year-old Timothy Piazzas death due to extreme hazing and alcohol violations last year. ProsLouisiana State University suspended all Greek activities and banned the Phi Delta Theta chapter after freshman Maxwell Gruver died following a drinking and hazing incident. Florida State University shuttered the Pi Kappa Phi Fraterhazing or drinking at these organizations in recent years, we sorority suspended every year for policy violations, usually involving hazing or alcohol. What Penn State, LSU and FSU experienced could occur here. How should we respond? Following the FSU incident, President John Thrasher received both national criticism and praise for his decisive actions in suspending all Greek activities, suspending consumption of alcohol on campus and launching a campuswide initiative to reinvent Greek life at FSU. I stand with President Thrasher and all other leaders who are setting a higher standard for all students, particularly members of the Greek community. four UF Greek councils to seek to eliminate underage drinking, hazing and sexual violence, along with managing events with alcohol more effectively and adding more staff support. sororities also need to take it upon themselves to raise the bar. The good news is some already are. In the past two years, SigEp, nationally and locally, has undergone a transformation. Policy changes remove pledging from membership and establish substance-free chapter houses as the fraternity standard. The fraternity has worked to establish what it calls the Balanced Man Program, which eliminates hazing and instills purpose, perspective, academic excellence, integrity, physical health and mental wellness. tions. have come to appreciate the considerable value of the Greek community and the positive difference fraternities and sororities can have on their members as well as on the university overall. The Florida Greek community shapes the college their personal development. The four pillars of Greek life at UF are scholarship, service, leadership and community. I see this lived out across our fraternities and sororities. university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership. UF must lead in Greek life, particularly in being a model for the elimination of all alcohol and substance abuse, hazing, sexual assault, sexual harassment and racism. on all of us involved to make sure that Greek life at UF has a future. Kent Fuchs is the president of UF. His column is featured monthly. Does Greek life have a future at UF?Like most college seniors about to graduate, you want anizing you dont have the power to see the future, you seek out someone who does: a psychic. pointment and you have to wait a bit until the psychic is ready. early? therapy herbs, you head back to meet the woman who will tell you think as you take the cup of tea she hands you. The psychic instructs you to drink the tea until the leaves at the bottom of the cup are visible. The leaves will reveal your Instead, they read Darts & LaurelsThis Wednesday, we said goodbye to one of the greatest scitwo years left to live after he was diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs why it is as it is, and why it exists at all. While we usually award darts and laurels to individuals or groups, we felt Hawkings death, a non-concrete person, deserves its own dart. The world will be forever changed by his discoveries. land, Florida, students across the country took a stand against school students walked out of their classrooms. Many did so against the wishes of school authorities. word exists capable of describing just how proud we are. To the students who participated in these walkouts and the people laurel. into law that are likely to improve the lives of students across top two tiers of award recipients and prevent public universities second bill will provide scholarship funding for bullied students to transfer to an eligible private school and threatens to decertify employees they represent. We are thrilled to see Gov. Scott making moves to increase though we are pleased about the scholarship funding for bullied children, we are wary about the threat to decertify teacher unions represent. This threat will likely encourage teachers to join their union and remain members, but we are still not thrilled at the intimidating methods it is taking to do so. laurel to Gov. Scott cant let him off that easily. Gov. Scott is also the recipient of our last dart, for his ill-advised threat to Florida teachers.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Kent Fuchsopinions@alligator.org

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Maximize your exposure by advertising in the last paper of the Spring semester and reach students and Gainesville locals. Perhaps youre just a plebeian, going in and out of the Reitz Union and Southwest Recreation Center, showing up to various general body meetings of clubs and riding the bus. Maybe youre a power user of Student Government services, taking advantage of our schools free New York Times subscriptions and subsidized late-night Uber services (Google UF Safe Rides if you dont know what Im talking about, and thank me later). SG and the services it provides are ubiquitous and useful. Its also kind of wild, too; where else in the world do 20-somethings manage a $20 million budget? As students, inside and out of SG, we have a lot of power. Think about the big conversations weve had this year about access to mental health counselors and free menstrual hygiene products. Progress ultimately came about after students spoke in support of the initiatives during Student Senate meetings. Progress can be complicated, however. As a two-term senator, Ive had my fair share of getting lost in the confusing bureaucracy of not only our SG, but also the greater UF administration. As a result of the complicated process of getting things done, sometimes there is misinformation and misdirected rage where there doesnt have to be. We need more transparency and more engagement with the that line of thought that I came up with the idea of this column. I see this column as something dynamic, responsive and changing every week, depending on what is happening in SG. Sometimes this column will serve as an update for whats going on, while other times itll be the story behind an accomplishment or perhaps a Q&A. I cant tell you why you should care about SG, but at least I can tell you why I care. My name is Zachariah Chou, and Ive had a passion for public service for as long as Ive known. That one annoying story that got repeated in all my college application essays talked about preschool-aged me professing my desire to become a missionary to my parents, only to have them respond by questioning why I dont instead try to be a politician? My skills would likely be put to better use toward the greater good, they contended. That led to a relatively early involvement in SG in middle school, which I continued throughout high school as well. When I knew I was coming to UF, I knew I just had to be a part of SG. I went online to The Alligator website and started reading about all the drama. I cant say I didnt know what I was getting myself into. I started my time here in UF during Summer B of 2016 and immediately started attending Senate meetings. At those meetings, I got to see just a small portion of the work that SG does and even from that I realized the enormous potential that exists within our SG to make a difference to every student on campus. Glossing over all the lovely partisan political drama, I got elected in the Fall as elected this past Fall as the senator for the Murphree Area. I love and stress over my role quite a lot, and while its given me more white hairs than Id like to say, it is helping people and making positive change that keeps me going. What keeps you going? I daresay there is certainly some way SG intersects with what you care about. Maybe its a reason for you to care more about SG. Well see. Questions, comments or concerns? You Zachariah Chou is a UF political science sophomore and serves as the senator of the Murphree Area. His column focuses on Student Government. Editors note: Chou formerly worked as a paid photographer for the Alligator.Here are some reasons you should care about Student Government at UFColumn Zachariah Chouopinions@alligator.org

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8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 By Vivian NguyenAlligator Contributing WriterKaitlin Thorp was walking through Turlington Plaza when she stopped at a map and tried to locate Syria. She put her small pin on the country that sits between Turkey and Iraq. Thorp was one of about 30 people who put pins on the map, with most generally hovering in the Middle East. But a few were pinned farther away such as in Florida and near India. The event, Pin Syria on from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday by the student organization as part of UFs second annual Syria Solidarity Week, said Mariam Elsafty, vice president of Students Organize for Syria. The week is a national effort dedicated to educating people about the Syrian crisis because Thursday marks the seventh anniversary of the Syrian revolution, Elsafty said. I feel like these days a lot of people have a lot of things to say about Syria, but, honestly, some people dont even know where to locate it on a map, the 19-year-old UF biology sophomore said. She said it brings it back to the basics and normalizes Syria to people, encouraging them to look into its history and read more about it. If you cant get yourself to understand something as basic as where a country is located in a region, then you cant get yourself to understand the bigger and deeper complicated issues at hand, Elsafty said. Thorp, 18, said she stopped by because she is really passionate about the Middle East. The UF wildlife ecology and conservation freshman said the United States should be making more humanitarian efforts to help Syrians who are suffering and have no control over their situations. If people are more aware of where countries that are always seen in the headlines are, it makes the people, cultures and values that come from there more real, Thorp said. We have more of a reason to take action and try to help these people if we are aware of where they live and that they are humans and not just people we see on the news, she said.Students learn about Syrian crisis, try to pin country on mapBy Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterRita Philips was checking her email Friday night when she found a message in her inbox that made her cry. Philips, 54, a Gainesville resident, heard from Jake Bramer, an independent missionary in Rwanda. Bramer sent her photos of an orphanages soccer team decked out in royal purple Gainesville High School uniforms she donated to them in 2014. It made my heart so happy, Philips said. I just couldnt believe it because I had not thought about that in years. Philips, who is a paralegal and mother of a former Gainesville High School student and soccer player, was awestruck to see pictures of the Hurricanes For Jesus team still proudly wearing the jerseys. She posted the photos and story on Facebook on Friday and received more than 1,000 likes and comments. People showed interest in donating money to the teams orphanage and replacing the now 8-year-old uniforms, which had been used for four years by the team in Rwanda and another four by the GHS students. Philips made a GoFundMe on Tuesday, which raised more than $200 in one day. Philips was a booster for the schools team and decided to donate the used uniforms in 2014, instead of tossing them out. She packed up 26 jerseys, 18 shorts and 26 pairs of socks into a box as a donation to of new or used soccer equipment to communities in need. and director, matched Philips with Bramer, a missionary and Tennessee state trooper who requested mens jerseys for Daniels House, an orphanage in Kigali, Rwanda. Murray, who played soccer at Buchholz High School in her hometown of Gainesville, was inspired. You can see the happiness in those players and the pride that they have, she said. Bramer has visited Daniels House, which cares for about 200 infants and minors, every February for the past seven years. He brought the uniforms in duffel bags to the orphanage. Although the team members were excited to wear their new uniforms, they did not know what hurricanes are, Bramer said. After explaining the team name, the boys fell in love with the uniforms even more. The Hurricanes of Rwanda love their team name and wash their uniforms by hand after every game, Bramer said. I told them that hurricanes were a strong storm, and they really liked the sound of that, he said. I told them that the purple was for royalty and that they were children of God, and they really liked that too. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgMom raises money for African orphans soccer uniforms By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterUF professor Pierre Ramond remembers sitting down with Stephen Hawking at a 1979. Hawking, who frepus, had asked to meet with Ramond, now a distinguished professor of theoretical physics. They spoke for hours about relativity. One of the worst experiences in my life, he said. By the end of the conversation, Ramond was exhausted. He had never met anyone like Hawking, who could hold a conversation about theories of the universe, but needed assistance to eat. Ramond went home and fell asleep. Hawking was an extreme of what human beings can do until his death, said Ramond, who was lucky enough to have met the world-renowned theoretical physicist. home Wednesday at the age of 76, according to a public statement by the University of same day as Albert Einsteins birthday and Pi Day, March 14, which celebrates the mathematical constant of pi, or 3.14. Ramond met Hawking around a decade after the well-known scientist had been diagnosed with Lou Gehrigs Disease, a slowly progressive debilitating disease. He was still capable of speech at this time and began bombarding Ramond with very high-level questions. Hawking, a witty, imaginative thinker, will be remembered for his ability to bridge the divide between science and popular culture. By 1974, he was well-known for his discovery that black holes are not a one-way energy street and can absorb and emit radiation a concept now known as Hawking radiation. Hawking further launched himself into celebrity status in 1988 with the publishing which has been hailed as an imaginative, yet powerfully simple work describing humankinds effort to explain the universe with one Just over 200 pages, the book is meant for experts and the general public alike, with more than 10 million copies sold. Hawkings life after learning of his death. On Wednesday morning, Derek Klein, a UF astrophysics senior, sensed shock in a study lounge in the New Physics Building as the news sunk in, he said. old said. Katia Matcheva, a UF physics associate professor, began her electromagnetism lecture that morning by showing a video clip commemorating Hawking and reminding her class of the many positives that came from his life. She said his contributions to humanity will live on, and his passion is inspiring for He is not gone, Matcheva said. He overcame such a debilitating health problem that he had and lived a very meaningful and a very full life.UF remembers HawkingHawking

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FREE ONLINE HOUSING LOCATOR SERVICE Students can search for off-campus housing, subleases and roommates through this free online site. This site also allows students to post sublease listings. Go to this resource. GATOR GUIDE TO OFF CAMPUS LIFE A free publication that provides tips and budgeting information, safety tips, tips to reduce your utility usage, a map of the city, and much more. To get a copy of the Gator 13th Street & Museum Road, or visit the and click on the Gator Guide link. INDIVIDUAL MEETINGS Off Campus Life provides one on one meetings with students who are searching for off-campus housing. Meetings include information on the housing market, average costs, lease information, steps to tips, transportation information, and the answers to your housing questions. To set up an appointment please complete the appointment request form available through the OCL website www.offcampus. staff member. OFF CAMPUS AMBASSADORS OCLs sponsored student organization works to connect off-campus students with UF and the Gainesville community. The OCAs assist Off Campus Life with events, outreach efforts, and plan their own events including an annual Roommate Mixer and Puppy Palooza. To learn more, visit the Off Campus Ambassador webpage ambassadors/. DISCOVER GAINESVILLE This monthly event series allows students to attend fun activities in the Gainesville community, and OCL covers and to reserve a spot for one of OCLs upcoming events visit the OCL website events page SOCIAL MEDIA Check OCL out on social media including and Pinterest @UFOffCampusLife. STUDENT LIVING GUIDE FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 1 STUDENT LIVING guid Spring 2018 Information printed with the permission of UFs Off Campus Life WHAT IS OFF CAMPUS LIFE? ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT alligator the independent florida

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2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 STUDENT LIVING GUIDE Information printed with the permission of UFs Off Campus Life ADVERTISING SUPPLEMENT GETTING STARTED Gainesville has an abundance of off-campus housing options, so take your time, and be sure to visit at least 5-6 properties in person before TYPES OF LEASES Make sure you read and fully understand all aspects of the lease before signing. A lease is a contract between you and your landlord of your living arrangement. Leases often involve policies about pets, security and pet deposits, subleasing, legal entry and other important information. Typically, leases in Gainesville are for 12 months. If you need to rent for 10 months or less, talk with the management about whether they can provide a short-term lease. There are two types of leases that are usually available, Joint Leases and Individual Leases. Joint Lease: All roommates are held responsible for the lease. If one person breaks the lease, the other roommates are held responsible for paying the total rent. This tends to be the lease more prominent when renting a house or single family dwelling. Individual Lease: Each person is held responsible for his or her own actions. For instance, if one roommate breaks the lease, that person is still responsible for paying their own rent. For most college students, individual leases are the best choice. Each person in the lease is responsible for his or her own actions and not the actions of a roommate. Dates of occupancy Monthly rent and the date it is due each month Application Fees, Security Deposit, Redecoration Fees, and any other fees charged Responsibility for payment of utilities Responsibility for general maintenance and repairs Sublease: If you sign a 12 month lease, but think you may need the dwelling for a shorter period of time, make sure the lease allows you to sublease (rent your dwelling to another person who will assume the remainder of your lease) Pet policy Automatic renewal clause Type of lease CLAUSES TO LOOK FOR IN A LEASE The tenant may be asked to leave within three days Tenant waives all defects in the building Landlord shall not be responsible for injury to person, including tenant and guests, as a result of any cause Tenant is responsible for all repairs to premises Landlord is allowed enter dwelling without notice Landlord has a lien on all personal property of tenant For any questions on your lease, visit the Student Legal Services website www.studentlegalservices. appointment with a lawyer to review the lease BEFORE you sign it. CLAUSES TO AVOID IN YOUR LEASE Utilize UFs Off Campus Housing Locator Ser Know your budget and choose a property that allows you to live within your means. Choose a well-suited roommate or choose to live alone. Know what kind of person would best complement your personality and choose accordingly. Create a priority list. What do you care about most in a living space? Room size, rent, type of lease, type of community (large under graduate population, graduate students, local residents, etc.), location, proximity to cam pus or bus route. Create a list of ideal charac teristics you want in your future living space and keep these criteria in mind when select ing a location. Drive around and visit the properties and neighborhoods where you are thinking about living. Take a tour of the complexes or houses that interest you, ask questions and get to know the complex management or rental house landlord. Ask your friends for advice on where to live. Which properties worked well for them? Which did not? Check the RTS bus routes www.go-rts.com to make sure routes work for your class schedule. Visit the Crime Reports website www.cri mereports.com to view, on a searchable map, crime statistics before signing a lease. While taking a tour check for safety fea tures including deadbolts and peepholes on entrance doors, windows that lock, exterior lighting and well maintained properties. Also, go back to the property at night and check to see if the property is it well-lit, do you see the security guard that management promised, is the security gate working, is it quiet enough to study and sleep, and check the lighting at the bus stop or parking lot to the complex or house. Once youve narrowed down your search, make an appointment with UFs Student Le gal Services by going to their website www. you in reviewing the lease BEFORE you sign it. This is a great way to understand your le gal responsibilities under that lease.

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4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 STUDENT LIVING GUIDE Information printed with the permission of UFs Off Campus Life What is the monthly rent? What is included in that rent? Utilities, gas, water, cable, internet, furniture? What is not included in rent? What is the average monthly cost for gas, electric, water, garbage disposal? If management doesnt know, contact GRU at www. gru.com and they can give you average costs of utili ties from the previous year. Want to have a pet? Factor in the deposit and monthly cost for food, medical and grooming care. Dont forget the insurance. Before you sign your lease, call your insurance company and see how much it will cost monthly to insure your apartment or house. Are you going to need fuel for your vehicle or are you going to use the bus? Factor parking decal costs and car maintenance costs into your budget. How much will you spend monthly on groceries or on a meal plan? Have some fun! Dont spend so much on rent that you dont have money for fun stuff. What do you spend on clothing, shoes and accesso ries? How much money can you save every month? Its ideal to save some money every month to cover unex pected emergency expenses. Even $20 a month saved is good. Every little bit counts! BUDGETING TIPS spend. Here are some budget questions you should think about while touring. Your living environment plays a major factor in your overall happiness level. Know what you want to get out of your living space and choose your location and roommate(s) accordingly. Gainesville is home now, so let Off Campus Life help you get the most out of your off-campus experience. SHOULD YOU HAVE A ROOMMATE? Having a roommate is a great way to divide the cost of living off campus, but if you Start your roommate search with a friend or sibling. These are often good options for roommates since you already know them. Communication is key. Talk about your budget for housing, expectations for safety, expectations for guests, and what your housing needs are before you even begin your search. Being on the same page as your roommate(s) will improve your roommate experience and reduce the Before moving in, establish an agreement about who will get which bedroom and bathroom along with which cabinets/ storage space each person can use. Discuss how payment of rent and bills will take place. Is each person responsible for their own bills or will someone be in charge of collecting payment from each roommate? Dont have someone you want to live with? Some apartment complexes offer Roommate Matching or Roommate Placement. Make sure you can change apartments if management places you with roommates you are not compatible with, be aware there is typically a fee if you need to move due to a roommate issue. Off Campus Lifes Housing Locator search for roommates. SAFETY TIPS FOR RENTERS Both personal and property safety is important as you search for off-campus housing. Before signing a lease, Off Campus Life recommends you check the crime statistics for an area before moving there. The Crime Reports website www.crimereports.com allows you to search by address, and see on map, crime that has occurred in that area over looking at safety during your apartment search: Check for dead bolts on the exterior door(s), locks for

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 13 By David Hoffman & Rachel PorterAlligator WritersFor 17 minutes, about 100 Eastside High School students, arms linked, stood silent in their school courtyard Wednesday morning. Catherine Sarosi, 18, had never heard her classmates so quiet. We felt the gravity of what had happened, and we wanted to respect the people that lost their lives, Sarosi said. Sarosi and her classmates were among thousands of students who marched and walked out of their schools across the country to protest gun violence and demand gun reform. Students left their classrooms for 17 minutes, one minute for each victim of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, according to The New York Times. Alachua County School Board member Robert Hyatt said students who participated in Wednesdays protests would not face punishment. The students walked out of classes at about 10 a.m. and met in the courtyard. Some brought signs, including one that listed anti-gun laws, Sarosi said. After the 17 minutes of silence, Eastside student Ari Bechtel told his classmates to take a stand and get involved. After Bechtel spoke, students went back to class but not to stay. At about noon, before lunch period, students marched out of classes again, this time more informally, said Bailey McIntyre, a 17-year-old high school senior. McIntyre said the second walkout was an opportunity for students to talk about change they want to see. Im contacting legislators, McIntyre said on how she plans on making a change. Across town, about 100 other protesters marched from Buchholz High School at 5000 NW 27th Court, where they honored the victims of the Parkland shooting and advocated for stricter gun regulations. Womens March for Gainesville and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in Americas Gainesville chapter co-sponsored the event. Yoho talked with students from the march over Skype from his Washington uled the meeting Monday when the Alachof the Wednesday protest, said Yoho conWhen the 11:15 a.m. march from Buchholz High School began, Lorelei Essers grandnephew ran ahead of her. Four-year-old Gabriel jumped up and down the sidewalk with his blue and yellow sign that read Childrens Lives Matter. Esser, 68, said she struggles with how to present the dangers of guns to her grandnephew. She doesnt want to frighten him. But then she thinks of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, where children only two to three years older than Gabriel were killed. Age is indiscriminate. It doesnt matter whether youre his age or my age, she said. These shootings affect all of us. @hoffdavid123 dhofman@alligator.org Gainesville students walk out of class for gun reform David Hoffman / Alligator Five students, including one middle-schooler, Skyped with Congressman Ted Yoho, who was in his Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff Students lie in the grass on Plaza of the Americas, holding signs as a part of Indivisible UFs lie-down protest Wednesday morning. do if shots rang out in their classroom. Instead of joking how theyd all probably fall while ice skating during their Spring Break trip to Orlando, Sarosi and her friends talk about which room they want to be if a shooter came. Her environmental science teacher urged them to run if an active shooter situation ever arose. Her English teacher walked her daughter, a freshman, around the school to point out hiding spots, she said. Alachua County Public Schools are doing the best they can to put students minds at ease, said School Board member Robert Hyatt. This district did not wait for Parkland to be addressing safety needs, he said. In 2017, all administrators received ALICE training active shooter response protocol that stands for Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter and Evacuate and are reviewing material now, Hyatt said earlier this month. Unlike other counties, every Alachua County Public school has During the 2016-2017 school year, safety-related facility needs. Following reviews, schools added fencing, gates and doors, Hyatt said. They plan on conducting another walkthrough soon. The shooting has spurred Alachua schools to reexamine policies and facilities to ensure the safest environment possible. Now, schools are required to lock their classroom doors throughout the school day, Hyatt said. Residents in Alachua County can vote on a half-cent sales tax referendum in November that could provide additional funding for public schools, part of which could be used to strengthen facilities, Hyatt said. Alachua County Public Schools will receive an additional $1.1 milmeasures as a result of the school safety bill, SB 7026, Gov. Rick Scott signed March 9, Hyatt said. Along with more funding, the bill also raises the age to buy a gun to 21, bans the sale of bump stocks devices that make a semiautomatic on and gives law enforcement greater authority to seize weapons from individuals deemed mentally The idea of armed teachers, metal detectors and bulletproof glass doesnt necessarily make Sarosi feel comfortable. Were not supposed to be in a war zone, she said. The high school senior is especially concerned about the provision that allows some teachers to be armed. I think it breaks down some of their teachers, she said. Roderick Jackson, a junior at Buchholz High School, walked out of his math class Wednesday morning for something he said was bigger than himself. The 17-year-old demand answers to the questions he How long can we wait before another one happens? How long before my friends die in front of me? How long before I die? Since the shooting, he feels like adults are starting to value the voices of students more, but he doesnt want all of the responsibility of changing the broken system to be placed on his generation. Jackson said he is proud to see his classmates mobilizing for a cause they care about, but he fears elected the urgency of the situation. They dont understand the fear. (Yoho) kept saying that our generation is the future, he said, but we cant change the future if we cant live to see the future. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@FEATURE, from pg. 1Alachua Schools now requires all classroom doors to be locked

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16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY. MARCH 16 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 www.stfrancishousegnv.org. 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 www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Psyhologial Assistant/Psychometrician Neuropsychology Min Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Administration and scoring of IQ, Memory, neuropsychological tests to children & adults. Requires accuracy good people skills. Will provide 2-3 months of training for min. one yr. commitment in paid position. Letter of interest and vita to info@cpancf.com 3-30-18-7-14 STEAM Play-Based Day Camp HIRING for Summer Master Builder Camp is for kids who like to build and make stuff! For more info visit: www.masterbuildercamp.com 4-6-18-1014 Cafe Risque 24/7 Nude Entertainment Micanopy, Florida 352-466-3803 Dancer Auditions Ongoing Apply in Person Cooks, Management, Waitresses 3-23-17-14 Sun Country Sports is hiring for summer! Camp Counselors, Swim, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cleaning. Apply: suncoun trysports.com/jobs 4-16-18-14-14 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. Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 6-21-18-55-14 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 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 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 Najorkaperformancehorses@gmail.com 3-16-18-3-14 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 www.gatordining.com 3-2318-6-14 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 14 Help Wanted

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 www.alligator.org/sports Florida diver Brooke Madden THE MADNESS BEGINS Follow us for updates www.alligator.org/sportsFOOTBALLBy Ethan BauerSports WriterDan Mullen knows expectations are high. He knows fans want results right away. But he also has expectations of his own, and they have nothing to do with wins and losses. With spring practice opening today at 4:25 p.m. with full public access at the Sanders Practice Fields, Mullen is expecting some bumps. Hes expecting his players to struggle with learning a new offense and defense. And before they even get that far, hes expecting them to have to adapt to the new law of the land. Its always a challenge because its just not learning the offense or defense and special teams but learning what we expect in the speed of practice, Mullen said. How practice is going to go. Running from drill to drill and just how things work. Its different, so that will be a challenge. A challenge that will surely be full of hurdles under a radical change of philosophy and process, but one Mullen is hoping produces results by the Orange and Blue Debut on April 14. With that in mind, here are three questions Mullen could address in spring ball. 1. Will the new conditioning program make that much of a difference? Director of strength and conditioning Nick Savage has been hailed as a savior to a program that has been ravaged by injuries in recent years. Last year, running back Malik Davis, receiver Tyrie Cleveland, guard Brett Heggie, defensive lineman Jordan Sherit and safety Marcell Harris were just some of the players who season for Florida. Athletic Director Scott Stricklin wasnt shy about noting the when former coach Jim McElwain parted with the school, and Stricklin said it would be an emphasis moving forward. Players believe that so far, Mullen and Savage have delivered on that promise. Its really their team, safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson said of the strength staff. Everything in that weight room, its all lit. Its impossible to predict if fewer injuries will occur as a result, but Gardner-Johnson believes having players who are bigger and stronger certainly wont hurt. You tell coach Savage and his Three questions that merit answers entering spring football practiceSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 20 Picture this scenario. You decide to go to the movies, but you you want to see. In front of you are two choices. Wars: The Last Jedi. Youve heard mixed reviews about this movie, but everyone wants to see it because of how iconic it is. You would be missing a lot by not seeing the movie. The second is Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri. Its a really good movie in its own right, and it has all the elements it needs to succeed. However, outside of its limited screening, not many people would care about it. So which would you rather see? If my guess is right, probably Star Wars. Now if you were a college basketball fan, would you rather see Trae Young and Oklahoma play in the NCAA Tournament, or slightly more qualilike USC, Middle Tennessee, Marquette or Oklahoma State? For those wondering how Oklahoma could have possibly gotten in over some of those other teams, it is extremely puzzling games of the season prior to the Big Dance, it lost nine of those contests, including an 11-point defeat to Oklahoma State in the ment. But what it comes down to is Putting Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament was the right callJakes on a Plane / Opinion Jake DreilingerTwitter: @DreilingerJake SEE COLUMN, PAGE 20lead by the buzzer, the Gators shot the opening period. Adams St. Bonaventures leaduntil the 8:27 mark in the second half. As a team, the Bonnies shot just 26.1 percent in an opening half so ugly, coach Mark Schmidt described terview during the TV broadcast. Florida began the latter half of action with three unanswered buckets: a fadeaway three from guard KeVaughn Allen and layups from both Koulechov and guard Chris Chiozza. Suddenly, the Gators found themselves riding a 12-point lead just two minutes into the half. While St. Bonaventures poor ued, trips to the charity stripe and sub-par shooting from Florida kept the Bonnies in the game until late. They shot 34 free throws, compared to the Gators 18. With fewer than 10 minutes to tom of the net from downtown after six missed three-point attempts. His shot was followed by two more assists from Chiozza, putting Florida up 54-35 with 8:55 remaining. Hudson, seemingly sparked by his the Gators bury the Bonnies late. A two-handed put-back slam was followed by another three-pointer. Fourteen of his 16 points came in the second half. seven minutes to play proved too daunting a task for the Bonnies. The remainder of the game carried out in front of a mostly empty arena. UF will play again on Saturday against third-seeded Texas Tech at 8:40 p.m. The Red Raiders earned a spot in the second round with their 70-60 defeat of Stephen F. Austin on Thursday. @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgBASKETBALL,Florida faces Texas Tech on Saturday at 8:40 p.m.The Associated Press

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FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 19 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733 3501 SW 34th St (352) 377-5733NYX, Hair Pieces Extensions, Wigs Newberry Square location NOW OPENARCHER BEAUTY 1236 NW 21st Ave (off of 13th St.) OPEN Monday Saturday 11AMPM Closed Sunday (352) 260-6958A perfect study & meeting spot... URBAN THREAD OPEN Monday Friday 11, Sat 11, Sun 11HARPERS CORNERat URBAN THREAD2 LOCATIONS: 1236 NW 21ST AVE (352) 271-1179 802 W. UNIVERSITY AVE (352) 727-7500 By Morgan McMullenSports WriterAndrew Baker leaned forward with his and swagger that would have made Muhammad Ali blush. Hed taken a hefty lead off second base in the bottom of the sixth inning in what had slowly become a 10-1 drubbing of Siena in the third game of Floridas 2018 season. Saints pitcher Danny Hobbs took a step off the rubber, turned and cocked his right arm toward Andrew, who took three quick strides back to the bag before abruptly stopping in his tracks. Nobody was covering second base. Hobbs never threw the ball. He only took attention back to his pitching routine. So when Andrew halted just before he reached the bag, Hobbs missed an opportunity to see the side of Andrews personality that makes so many of his teammates smile. at his sides and made an exaggerated running motion toward the base before extending his arms into a mock slide. He then slyly glanced back at Hobbs, daring the pitcher to do something about his tomfoolery. Theres no guarantee that Andrew will see a reliable reserve, Floridas depth chart places But through it all, Andrew maintains his mor is vital in getting to know him. Though his life was beset by a medical emergency that almost tore the seams of his family apart, his competitive spirit, jocularity and faith has kept him grounded and focused while also lifting him up. For all his parents know, Andrew was literally born to play baseball. His mother, Patricia, remembers trying to take a family portrait when he was a toddler. The photographer gave Andrew a ball to hold as a prop. He placed it in Andrews right hand. Andrew just transitioned it over to his left, Patricia said. And me being the momma, I took it out and put it back in the right, because I only know how to deal with right-hand kids. But Andrew wouldnt cooperate. He swapped it over to his left once more. My dad said, This is going to be my lefthanded baseball player, Patricia recalled. er for the Gators, grew up in the suburbs of Little Lake Hamilton. The Baker family household sits on a quiet, winding backstreet in front groves. Andrew and his older siblings, Antrice and tary School, a third of a mile north from where they lived. However, simply walking back home afterward was never an option in young Andrews mind. Hed race anybody who wanted it, Anthony II said. Hes a natural competitor. The Bakers decided Andrew needed an outhis age, Anthony II estimated Andrew could But Patricia wasnt a fan of the activity. School, she didnt want to linger on the prospect of her youngest boy growing up playing a full-contact sport. Football is not for my baby, Antrice remembered her mother saying. Anthony I, Andrews father, convinced Andrew to play a different sport. The pastor of 33 years and former Marine suggested he try the game his father had taught him while growing up: baseball. Sharks, a local little league team. He exceeded everybodys expectations. Though his family knew Andrew had a cannon for an arm even at such a young age, folks were taken aback at how he could throw a laa Sunday church belt looped around the waistglove. and he was naturally, she paused as if to ponder the absurdity of it all, just good at it. Andrew remembers attending his fathers church, Faith Kingdom, almost every day growing up. As Andrew went to his dads services, Anthony I became aware of the intersection between baseball and faith, and how it could help his son. Dont let any obstacles change your life, Anthony I would tell Andrew. It doesnt matter if you think you should be playing and the coaches wont allow you to play. Your steps are ordered by God. Though his family contested otherwise, a young Andrew was convinced he wasnt performing well with the Sharks. I was just a little kid, he said. I wasnt sure if I should keep playing. Read the rest of this story online at alligator. org/sports. FAMILY, FAITH AND BASEBALL:Courtesy of UAA Communications Andrew Bakers evolution from little league novice to UF two-way player

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20 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 16, 2018 crew, he said, they know what they are doing. 2. What will the new offense look like? This one should be answerable by the spring game. It might not be but by April 14, his offense should be ready enough to show off. Itll be hard to judge its capa bilities based on a scrimmage, but quarterback Feleipe Franks claims the new offense is very graspable and easy to learn, especially for quarterbacks. Its something different than what we had with coach Nuss, Franks added. One would hope so after for mer offensive coordinator Doug Nussmeiers Gators were 108th in points per game and 110th in yards per game last season. 41st in points per game and 46th in yards per game. They were able to put a lot of points on the board in big games, UF wideout Josh Hammond said, and, you know, we are just really excited. 3. Who will start at quarterback? commits to that starter, whoever it ends up being, before the fall. I dont worry about that, he said. Its spring to me. Hes more concerned with get ting players to give maximum ef fort and getting as many deserving again, someone has to do it. His options are Franks, red shirt sophomore Kyle Trask, red shirt freshman Jake Allen and true during spring practices, hell pay special attention to that group, so hell get a thorough chance to eval uate them all. And hell give any We might play more than @ebaueri ebauer@alligator.orgFOOTBALL, from pg. 18which team would be more excit ing to watch. Although Oklahoma was a mediocre team at best and of the NCAA Tournament to Rhode Island on Thursday, the prospects in Young, a freshman point guard who led the NCAA in scoring this season. Why wouldnt you want some one like Young playing on the biggest stage of college basket ball? His name alone brings na tional attention and gives people an added reason to watch the NCAA Tournament. From that standpoint, it doesnt matter if another team was more deserving of the space OU occupied. No team that was left out had as big a star as Young ers had a decent record and a couple of good wins to their name, they were going to make the tournament. I can understand the other side of this argument. From a statistics standpoint, Oklahoma shouldnt have made ings and made it to the confer ence championship game, got season, including a victory over games including an embarrassing the NCAA Tournament. Even it lost on Thursday, the selection committee made the right call. Jake Dreilinger is the Alligators assistant sports editor. Contact him at jdreilinger@alligator. org.COLUMN, from pg 18Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFirst-year football coach Dan Mullen and the Florida Gators are opening up their four-week-long spring practice schedule today at 4:25 p.m.