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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Gainesville awaits local March For Our LivesAn organizer is expecting about 1,000, pg. 9Local artists are beautifying a garage pg. 3 DRESSEL BREAKS 50 FREE RECORDUF senior Caeleb Dressel shattered the record Wednesday, pg. 1 5.VOLUME 112 ISSUE 71 HE IS BEING PAID $85,000 TOTAL. Alligator Staff WritersJohn Mulaney isnt new in town. He last performed on UFs campus three years ago during the 2015 Big Orange Festival. He will be back again April 19 in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The event, which is co-sponsored by Student Government Productions and Accent Speakers Bureau, will be one hour and part of Mulaneys Kid Gorgeous tour. Doors will open at 7 p.m., and Mulaney will perform at 8 p.m., Accent chairperson Shelby Buchanan wrote in an email. The comedian has procials and appeared on Saturday Night Live. Buchanan said his successful career makes him relevant. and prominent stand-up comedians in the U.S., she said. collaborated on an event since 2010, when DesRosiers, the SGP chairman. Accent paid $60,000 to Mulaney, while SGP contributed the remaining $25,000. Students with a UFID can pick up to two free tickets between noon and 5 p.m. April 18 of the Reitz Union. Remaining tickets will be made available to the general public at the the event, Buchanan said. Alec Shearf, a UF computer engineering freshman, had considered buying a bus ticket to Jacksonville or Hollywood to catch Mulaney perform on tour, but now he just plans on skipping calculus. The 18-year-old, who is a member of Theatre Strike Force, a UF student acting group, is thrilled to see Mulaney perform at UF not only for the laughs, but also to see a comedian who has served as an inspiration for him. I became a really big fan of him, he said. I think hes one of the reasons I got into doing comedy myself. Comedian John Mulaney to perform at UF next month FEATURE FRIDAY:By Romy Ellenbogen Alligator Staff WriterJulia Tiplea knows grief. In October, she mourned the death of her friend who was fatally shot in the Las Vegas concert shooting. She couldnt go back to Las Vegas, where she grew up, to visit the vigils, light candles or lay down But on Feb. 16, the Marjory Stoneman Douglas alumna carefully lit long white candles with her brother at the foot of a stage with 17 angel statues, adding to the sea of warm Trails Park. Her parents laid down the roses her dad had given her mom for Valentines Day. in thick stacks to nearly cover the crosses. The browned petals are brittle from baking in the Florida sun, piles. Red marker ink runs down handwritten cards, forced off the page by the spring rain. The city is different. People walk around wearing maroon and silver Stoneman Douglas T-shirts. Donahearts or the letters MSD. Kids know, too. At Pine Trails on a sunny day in March, a woman and cards with a young boy wearing a backpack half his size. Thats Joaquin, he said, pointing at a candle with an attached photo of smiling 17-year-old Joaquin Oliver, a victim of the shooting. She watched the kid make his dles, passing cards with tiny painted handprints. What does it mean that theres a lot of stuff? the woman asked the boy, who was wandering ahead. That theres a lot of people that love them, right? Yet at the park, away from the 17 wooden crosses and Stars of David under their blue tents, children played soccer. Parents and friends sweat on the sidelines. Theyll pass out water bottles, maybe orange slices, and go home like theyve done before. The city wont forget, but things are shifting to a new normal. A normal where banners from around the nation declaring support hang on the schools chain-link fence alongside advertisements for local dentists and restaurants. Parkland wont really ever go back to what it was, said Tiplea, a 19-year-old UF marine science sophomore. But itll come back stronger. When Tiplea transferred to Stoneman Douglas in 2014, she felt overwhelmed. Even though Parkland is about 20 times smaller than Las Vegas, the school of about 3,000 was nearly triple the size of her old high school. She eased herself into Stoneman Douglas, joining the cheer team and making friends in class. she still thinks of junior year in the Come back strongerTaylour Marks / Alligator Staff SEE FEATURE, PAGE 8John Mulaney Parkland is returning to normal, but nothing is forgotten


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?Cold Night Shelter Program City of Gainesville officials anticipate severe weather conditions, including temperatures below 45 degrees during evening hours, will continue today. The anticipated temperatures will lead to the continued activation of the citys Cold Night Shelter Program, and it is expected to remain in effect until overnight low temperatures rise above 45 degrees. St. Francis House and GRACE Marketplace at the Empowerment Center will provide CNS services to people in need of shelter as long as overnight temperatures remain below 45 degrees. The CNS program providers serve additional persons in need of shelter so that families and individuals desiring shelter will have a warm place to stay. St. Francis House provides temporary shelter that is appropriate for families, women and children. GRACE Marketplace primarily serves individual adults. Centers also offer other services including food, showers and laundry. Libraries closed for Easter Alachua County Library District will be closed for Easter all day April 1. All branches will be closed. Book drops at branches and online services through the Library Districts eBranch at will be available. All 12 branch locations and two bookmobiles will resume their regular schedules April 2. For more information, visit or call 352334-3900. Take Back the Night Strive UF will hold Take Back the Night March and Rally Against Sexual Violence from 5:30 to 9 p.m. April 4 on the Plaza of the Americas. Survivors are invited to speak on the nature of their sexual assault and recovery. Free T-shirts or tank tops are available for the first 300 marchers. For more information, call 352-2734450. 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 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 5 at Tower Road Library Branch, located at 3020 SW 75th St. Attorneys from the Josiah T. Walls Bar Association and law students from the Levin College of Law will provide oneon-one assistance to those who have been convicted of a felony and are interested in applying to have their civil rights restored. These presentations are free and open to the public. Registration is not required. For more information, visit or call 352334-3900. National Library Week During National Library Week, April 8 to 14, Alachua County Library District joins libraries nationwide to celebrate the many ways libraries lead their communities with the transformative services, programs and expertise they offer. Celebrations include National Library Workers Day on April 10 and National Bookmobile Day on April 11. 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 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 For more information, visit Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To request publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after the above events, and keep them to 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Clarification: In a story published online titled See where UFs Warrington College of Business graduate program placed in U.S. News and World Report, the UF Warrington College of Business increased six spots in U.S. News and World Reports Best Business Schools category, which focuses on the colleges full-time MBA program. The full-time MBA program has increased in rankings from No. 19 to No. 14 among public schools. 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FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 352-376-4482 Summer Sizzlin Worried that your business might take a summer break with the students? Our Local Living Edition is the perfect place to position your advertisements for the local market. All ads receive a 10% discountDeadline: Wednesday, April 18 Run Date: Wednesday, April 25 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 This paper prints on the last day of classes when students are getting ready to leave town for the break. Maximize your exposure by advertising in the last paper of the Spring semester and reach students and Gainesville locals. $1 0 eGift Card DONATE OneBlood T-shirt & $10 eGift Card for all donors! Text HERO to 63928 You MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff By Jessica Giles Alligator Staff Writer Sarah Whitmire poured herself a steaming cup of tea to warm her orange-and-blue-stained hands. Bearing the chilly Thursday morning and bundled in layers of jackets and paint-splattered jeans, the artist carefully dotted handprints and streaks of paint along her mural in the Southwest Downtown Parking Garage. You are the magic, the mural reads. The 37-year-old Gainesville artist never plans out what her paintings will look like, she just waits to see where inspiration will take her, she said. Surrounded by other local artists creating on the walls around her, the message came to her. I want to remind people that they are the magic, she said, that they have it all inside themselves. Whitmire has seen the creativity come alive at the Southwest Downtown Parking Garage, located at 105 SW Third St. Through the help of the Urban Revitalization Project, the space is being transformed from solof murals, said Guido Montenegro, program director of Urban Revitalization Project. There is space for artists of all ages and skill levels to create and explore using supplies donated by members of the community, Montenegro said. About 50 artists are currently working on the project, a majority of them local. They began negro hopes to have it completed by the end of the summer. I wanted to facilitate local artists that wouldnt normally have the opportunity for exposure and the opportunity to paint, he said. Urban Revitalization Project is vates overlooked public spaces with the help of local artists. Montenegro said this is the largest project his organization has done. Although the artists arent being paid, it isnt with their work. The diversity of the artists is relook alike. Some of the art comments on complex issues in society, while other walls sport drawings of nature scenes and animals. When Whitmire looks around, she is overwhelmed by each artists distinct style. I think for most people, theyre going to be surprised at how much talent that we have right here, she said. One of the murals stopped her tracks. Walking past the garage she thought she saw a familiar face out of the corner of her eye. There, immortalized in paint, was her friend, Mandisa Haarhoff, a UF graduate student and Fulbright Scholar. She whipped out her phone and snapped a photo. If you ask anybody whos downtown, they know Mandisa. Shes just a really amazing spirit, and its pretty cool that shes going to always be on a wall, Bevans said. Jenna Horner, the artist who painted Mandisas portrait, was in the garage from 9:30 a.m. Wednesday to 3 a.m. Thursday, coating the wall with shades of blue and purple. The professional mural artist is seizing the space to comment on social issues, particularly race. Her wall follows the theme of a river and will incorporate two portraits and quotes from former President Barack Obama and Langston Hughes. I wanted to make a pretty deliberate statement about humanizing old said. Although shes used to working alone, shes been energized by the other artists and the differing stories they choose to tell on their walls. So many people have so much to say, she said. Local artists bring life and color to downtown parking garage


4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 By McKenna BeeryAlligator Contributing WriterEvery time John Kim goes to his group therapy sessions for depression at UFs Counseling and Wellness Center, he sees people just like him. The UF microbiology and cell science senior said the center continued to help him get pist. The process also helped him realize he was not alone others struggled as well. So many people think that mental health is a bad word, but mental health is just as important as physical health, Kim, 21, said. You go to the doctors for a physical checkup every so often, so why not seek a mental health checkup? From the 2013-2014 school year to 20162017, there was a 17.6 percent increase in students served at the CWC, said Ernesto Escoto, director of the CWC. More students seeking mental health help is partly due to a decreased stigma among the younger generation, he said. Increasing awareness among mental health and educating others about existing resources remains instrumental, he said. In an effort to continue halting the stigma, the CWC held its second-annual UFisAWARE, a mental health awareness week, which aims to bring attention to these issues and to direct students to campus resources. Escoto said about 26 percent of UF students participated in some form of mental health treatment prior to attending college. Therefore, they are more familiar with mental health care and likely follow up in college. There have also been advances in counseling and psychiatric care, he said. Amanda Lawson-Ross, a clinical assistant professor and organizer of UFisAWARE week, said the stigma about seeking help is gradually lessening. I love seeing students speak openly about mental health and know that it can be healing to do so, Lawson-Ross said. For the awareness week this year, the CWC provided more information about mental health and resources, Lawson-Ross said. Some events included a mediation session and painting a mural. UF President Kent Fuchs participated in an were planted on the Plaza of the Americas lawn to raise awareness for the week. Fuchs said some people wrote about their own experiences with mental health on the one lost their uncle to suicide and another was about counseling sessions. Fuchs said for a number of years, both nationally at universities and at UF, there has been a steady increase of students who reach out to counseling and wellness centers to take advantage of the offered services. Im really pleased that we reach out to the whole university community, he said, and people are aware of, and also just remove the barriers that many of us have as it being a taboo subject. By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Board of Trustees will vote on continuing with designs of a $250 million central energy plan and construction of a $50 million baseball stadium today. The board met Thursday in Emerson Alumni Hall and split up into different committees to decide what should be voted on by the full board today. Things on the table to be passed or crossed off include the construction of a 10,000 capacity Gator baseball stadium and the design of a campus-wide central energy plan. UF Athletic Director Scott Stricklin said the stadium could be ready as soon as the 2020 season, along with renovations to Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. We have such incredible weather here and such a great baseball program, he said. The one thing were really missing is a facility that matches those two things. said Stricklin negotiated the location with the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences to build on the stadiums exact location hasnt been announced as of Thursday. Trustees also discussed a future central energy plan to fully update UFs 50-year-old power grid, removing the need for a third-party energy provider in the process. UF should move forward with the project, said Charlie Lane, Energy, UFs current utility provider, plans to shut down its central electricity and steam facility by 2022, forcing UF to consider other options. The project is expensive because it requires building an estimated $155 million central energy plant and a complete reworking of UFs thermal infrastructure, another $55 million, Lane said. The plan would reduce greenhouse gas emission by 20 percent. The trustees will allow facility services to continue with the projects design phase, but they wanted more information before narrowing down funding options. Were not ready to go and invest in this kind of money, said Vice Chair Mori Hosseini. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgUFs CWC held second-annual mental health awareness weekBoard of Trustees to vote on $50 million baseball stadium


By Rachel PorterAlligator Contributing Writer When Daley and Percy, two green sea turtles, were brought into the Turtle Hospital in Marathon, Florida, they had multiple external tumors ranging from the size of a pencil eraser to a baseball around The turtles arrived at the hospifacilities in the state for their treatspecies to receive a new tumorveterinarians began treating the therapy, a type of chemotherapy applied using electric pulses, said Kyle Donnelly, the lead investigaease commonly found in green sea turtles, which sometimes causes tumors to form on the soft tissues of The virus was recognized in the lem worldwide for turtles since, Following the tumor removal, both turtles have shown improvements, despite Percy being a bit pital couldnt determine the gender hospital, Daley is becoming more ing out of his containment and climbing the walls when someone Electrochemotherapy delivers chemotherapy through electrical pulses to the animals cells, Doncerous cells to better absorb the Hopefully, this treatment that of those negative side effects, Dontherapy, the side effects from surgical removal of tumors in turtles can Veterinarians will monitor the turtles recovery for about a year, to full health, they plan to release FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5Courtesy to The AlligatorThe turtles arrived at the hospital Oct. 20 with multiple external tumors ranging from the size of a pencil eraser to a baseball Turtles get new tumor treatment By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff Writer Board unanimously voted Tuesday to opt out of the Florida program to arm volunteer school employees, which would allow school employees to opt into being a school guardian, or someone who can carry a gun on campus to use in the football coach who died shielding students from bullets during the The program will only be available in school districts where the school board members and the ua, the county school board members agreed teachers should focus pressed concerns over the amount of training school employees would tain the current policy we have in though some schools near each othshooter response training last sumconstant communication with law We have a lot of safeguards in million for improving school safety, school board made the right decilence, said the guardian program is guns is more guns, especially in creased funding for security methods and mental health programs, he said the law sidesteps around Not all Florida school districts theyll apply the program yet. Below cording to the Tallahasse Democrat: Alachua County Public Schools opt to not arm school employeesHE TOUCHED AND TRIED TO KISS A WORK ACQUAINTANCE. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff Writer charged with simple battery after who was then Manager, tried a professional meeting and said he loved it when she showed off her Island and is under investigation in Marco Island for battery, acDuring the meeting, which he fered to drive the woman places He touched her thigh and lifted said he loved it when she wore The woman pushed his hand put a hand on her thigh and her Tuesday afternoon, according to @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgFormer county manager charged with battery School districts that will not allow Broward Duval Hillsborough Leon Palm Beach Seminole Miami-Dade Pasco Pinellas School districts that will Hendry Putnam Niblock Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff REDUCE, REUSE, RECYCLE participates in the recycling games events held Thursday afternoon by the UF EcoReps on Plaza of the Americas. The event aimed to educate students about composting and proper recycling during the month of sustainability. The UF EcoReps are a part of the Inter Residence Hall Association Environmental Concerns Committee.


The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Editorial Column FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 Despite promising yourself you wouldnt procrastinate on Target with your roommate. You came to buy bananas, but your cart already has 10 items, none of which you actually need and none of which are bananas. Well, at least this is a stress reliever, you reason to yourself. A little embarrassed by the hodgepodge of useless products you collected on your raid, you decide self-checkout is the best option for you. Several scans in, you get an error message. This one, however, is one youve never seen before. After clicking cancel about 30 times, the screen reads Darts & LaurelsA little more than a month after the school shooting in Parkland, Florida, another took place. Tuesday morning, a 17-yearold student at Great Mills High School in Great Mills, Maryland, able to engage him and stop the threat. According to CNN, Austin Wyatt Rollins shot a female and male student before he was later pronounced dead. The female, who Rollins had a prior relationship with, was in critical condition with life-threatening injuries as of Wednesday morning. The male who was shot is in stable condition. Although Rollins actions were truly unforgivable, we wont dart to the politicians who continue to block stricter gun control in our country. Young people with this type of disturbed mind should not have access to a gun of any kind. Its time we start taking guns seriously and limiting who has access to them nationwide. Its time we stop disasters like this from happening. In an effort to advocate for gun reform, people across the country will participate in the March For Our Lives protests Saturday. About 20 UF students have been raising money to organize a bus trip so more than 100 students can attend the march in Washington, D.C. They are determined to have their voices heard. If you plan to march laurel of the week. Whether close to home or traveling to a larger protest, we commend you. Your bravery and determination will make a difference, and the whole nation is thankful for you. Last week, the Islamist militant group Boko Haram kidnapped dozens of girls from a school in Nigeria. The girls were released Wednesday of this week with the attached warning, Dont ever put your daughters in school again. Kidnapping girls who are pursuing an education is not new for the group. In 2014, they kidnapped nearly 300 girls from their boarding school in Chibok. One hundred of them have yet to return home. According to the Associated Press, Informational Minister Lai Mohammed told journalists in the capital, Abuja, the girls were released through back-channel efforts and with the help of some friends of the country, and it was unconditional. We award a dart not only to the military group, but also to the bystanders who continue to let this type of mindset exist in the world. No girl should ever be told she cant attend school or be forced to decide between her life and her education. Helping to slowly restore our faith in both humanity this week, however, was Gail Johnson. After being elected to the City black woman to be elected citywide in at least 21 years. We would like to award a laurel to Johnson for her immense success in breaking the glass ceiling and changing the norms that have been in place in Gainesville for nearly two decades. We will also give her opponent, Harvey Budd, a laurel. Its not always easy to accept a loss, but Budd took it with honor and conceded. He told The Alligator, She outworked us, and she deserves it. We wish both the best.Wait, so what is Student Government Senate?I ask myself the question posed in the headline all the time. I suppose itd probably be good for me to have it out there somewhere on the internet for the poor souls who miss out on our Student Government Preview tabling. I always knew I wanted to be involved in SG, so as soon as I knew I would be attending UF, I went snooping around The Alligators website for an answer to this question. So, here it is. The most important thing our Senate does for UF is setting the budget. Ive had the pleasure of reviewing many current and former senators resumes, and people love to mention that our Senate controls a $20 million budget. This isnt exactly accurate, though. Its just the nine senators who are given a spot in the budget committee. right time and favored by the right people, you get to be part of the committee that manages the money, which is split between the big four entities: RecSports, the Reitz Union, SG and Student Activities and Involvement. Aside from the budget committee, there are nine senators who receive spots on the allocations committee, which doles out $50,000 every year to organizations that are not on the budget cycle. The rest of the senators dont get to touch a single dollar. That doesnt mean, however, we just sit around and do nothing. Senators are usually the ones behind a lot of the outreach that SG does, like the tabling during the school year (independent of executive branch events), including the tabling during Preview. Any senator can also write a bill or resolution. Though bills are typically written by the allocations committee to give organizations not on the budget cycle money, they encompass any legislative change to our laws, known as codes, or our constitution. For example, when my party (Inspire Party) wanted to mandate live-streaming of Senate meetings, we wrote a type of bill called a code revision to make it happen. Resolutions are just statements of our Senate, representing the Student Body. Depending on the strategy behind them, they can either do nothing, or they can bring attention to a deserving issue and hopefully lead to some tangible change. Senators are also expected to work on the behalf of students. You could actually be represented by as many as 23 senators, based on where you live and your clasdents in the Murphree Area and am also represented by six College of Liberal Arts and Sciences senators, too. There has been a lot of bipartisan progress in reaching out to our constituents. One senator established a Listserv this past semester for all the people that live in his district, a particular zip code, which has allowed for all the senators of that district to communicate with reach out to all the residents in my area as well, and thats led to some initiatives for me to work on during my term. A couple of my columns will be dedicated to bringing to light these success stories, giving credit where credit is due. I hope this trip into SG informs you greatly. Theres plenty more to come, which is great, because a column a week is quite a lot of words in a year. Zachariah Chou is a UF political science sophomore. His column focuses on Student Government. Hes a senaThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Zachariah


Letters to the Editor FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 I wish to thank the UF professors, staff, coaches and their staff members, students, alumni and fans for their support, friendship and the excellent education my grandson, Chris Cheez Chiozza, has received. He has grown into an exceptional young man due to all of you who have supported him. I especially want to thank Coach Mike White and his staff for their dedication to his advancement in the sport he loves. My husband and I met so many wonderful fans over the last four years, many of whom became dear friends. In August of 2014, we looked forward to the day Chris would be an alumnus of UF. Now that hope is to be fulof wish it was a little further off. Thanks to all. Mary Grandma Bunny and Granddad Frank Chiozza. Mary Bunny Chiozza is the grandmother of UF mens basketball player Chris Chiozza. Last week, the New York Times published a story about a study that had harrowing implications for black boys and cements the idea of white privilege and racism creating unfair disparities in our society. It seems, even if he is raised in a wealthy family, a black boy is trapped in poverty. Now its time to get beyond simple descriptions of inequality and think of how we got here and whats next. Reports about inequality existing are not new, but many people justify them by describing class as the real problem or stating differences between races are somehow inherent and deserved. The civil rights movement did not end all racism. The fact that inequality exists isnt surprising where and why is whats most interesting. The Times' article confronts assumptions of racism like the idea that black people might have different cognitive abilities. It sheds new light on the importance of fathers in the neighborhood, not in the individual home. The scope of the study made up almost entirely of Americans in their late 30s is what makes it most damning. This shows you cant just boil all inequality down to class: ultimately, a poor white boy still has more privilege than any black boy. White boys raised in a poor family have a chance of rising up the class ladder, but black boys are much more likely to stay poor in en: black women and white women raised in similar households do not have an income gap. We need more reporting and research that goes beyond what we already know, not only showing there are disparities, but how entrenched they are in our society. What we have currently is what some would call equality of opportunity: the opportunities exist, but certain communities just dont go for them or arent smart enough to get them. As the theory goes, because schools are integrated, if black children arent doing well in school, it cant be because theyre getting a subpar education. This idea is wrong. This is not enough to achieve true equality. In an ideal world, I wouldnt be able to predict the next Congress will be overwhelmingly white and male. I also shouldnt be able to predict its harder for a black child to exceed or even maintain their parents socioeconomic status. Race is the main factor to explain these disparities. Still, the study leaves much to be desired with cans, whose perceived advantage was not investigated. Instead, it bought into the cheapness of the model minority myth without thinking about the impact of past immigration policies. There are other structural factors to take into account er American ethnicities do well and which dont, and all are still impacted by structural racism. When former President Barack Obama was elected, I remember hearing statements like, You cant play the race card when a black man is president. Still, it appears black men are hardest hit by racism with a black man raised by millionaires is just as likely to end up in jail as a white man growing up in a household making $36,000. Even though things may have improved, this study reveals how far there is to go before there is true equity, when perhaps we person getting the job or whether one child is born with a higher chance of being incarcerated than another. Nicole Dan is a UF political science and journalism senior. Her column focuses on race and culture.One week after his in-depth interview touched on the issues of monetary and cormusic industry, Julian Casablancas new album leaked online. Casablancas band, The Voidz, is set to release their second album March 30. The album met the fate nearly all anticipated releases face these days: leaks. in 1969, but the practice didnt become widespread until the advent of the internet in the mid-s. According to sites like Pitchfork, album leaks are just an established part of the game. To me, the most fascinating part of a leak is reading the rationale fans conjure up to justify their listening. I can listen to a leak because I already pre-ordered the album and am seeing the band live this summer! This rationale is among the most commonly used, but does it check out? I read this as, I spent more money on this artist than the average listener, thus I deserve to listen to the leak, and it is not wrong for me to do it because I am immune to any moral opposition. But how much money or investment is necessary to be able to listen to a leak with a clear conscience? This thinking quickly becomes subject to arbitrary rules and a never-ending spiral of ever-changing rationales for each listener. Its introducing subjective moral guidelines into something, in itself, technically immoral. Its saying, because of my history and actions, I play by a different set of rules of morality than you, which can become a very dangerous idea when translated into other, more serious, contexts. And who prevents such a translation? Morality and ethics are not subjective; there are objective truths of right and wrong, regardless of whether you like it. As for the leaking of the music itself, I'm not sure depend if you are the initial stealer/leaker? What about just the average listener? My concern is not with the individuals ethical positioning in leaks but more so with the listeners reasoning of it all. try to put yourself above others just because of your own arbitrary reasons. You are consuming the leak and standing on the same moral ground as everyone else who does so. Look at objective actions. You and everyone else are listening to it. Who cares what each of your rationales were? Who cares about what your intent was? Focus on actions. Upon listening, did you copy tening to it then spur you to purchase the album and support the band? Now thats the opposite result, economically. The point is an individual could do anything with a leak, and these possibilities vary in their own ethics, but listening to the leak is what it is. Andrew Hall is a UF management senior. His column focuses on entertainment.Letter to the Editor from Chris Chiozza's grandmother,"Grandma Bunny" Column Column Nicole Andrew


8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 school gym for cheer practice and senior year eating lunch in the debate room with friends. Douglas just kind of stands out to me now, looking back, just the fact that its a close-knit community, she said. Its a special place. Learning about the shooting paralyzed her. Tiplea, who missed the initial calls from her dad and texts from Parkland friends while in the shower, could do nothing but cry. Message after message poured in, asking about her brother Luke. Tiplea didnt know how to react. She called her dad, who was at work in another city and couldnt get to the school. Tiplea and her parents texted her brother, who hid in a closet, listenit. As he updated them on his location, she thought how lucky they were they could talk. The cell phone service was always bad in school. Despite losing her friend Quinton Robbins in the Las Vegas shooting, Tiplea felt the Parkland shooting was more personal. Her brother was in the building. The shooter was arrested outside of her neighborhood. Still in Gainesville, Tiplea tried to sleep that night but couldnt. She didnt know who had lived or died. When people didnt respond, she didnt know if it was because they had dropped their phone running or if they were a victim. She stayed up, texting her friends about their siblings, trying to piece together what had happened and who had been hurt. The next morning, Tiplea and home in silence, both trying to process around what had happened. At home in Parkland, she stayed up until 1:30 a.m., talking and crying with her family in their living room as they held each other close. Time just feels like its been alshe said. The names of those who died came out late Thursday night: Carmen Schentrup, the younger sister of a former classmate of Tipleas; Coach Aaron Feis, who greeted Tiplea and other students with a good morning each day as he opened the gates; Nicholas Dworet, who she remembered swimming in the lane next to her each practice at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex. This year, Dworet was the swimming team captain, posing for a photo with her brother, a sophomore on the team. Seeing his name really hurt, she said. While she was home, her family tried to maintain a sense of normalcy. They went to Church by the Glades and her younger brothers soccer game. It felt good to be outside, she said. She saw old friends of hers who also came back to Parkland to grieve. Though she was happy to be reunited, it was sobering to meet at the memorial for the 17 victims. Over Spring Break, when she came home again, the town still felt different. Everyone knows what happened. Even if they dont directly talk about it, the mourning hangs thick in the air, ever-present. Tiplea didnt go by Stoneman Douglas during Spring Break. Its eerie seeing the lines of cars with ple around the memorials, seeing the well-wishes and cards tied to the chain-link fence next to regular school signs. Its been a rough few months, I wont lie, she said. I want to make sure no one ever has to feel the way Im feeling. Its not that she wants to forget. Tiplea just wishes she could go a day without thinking about the Parkland shooting, thinking about the terror in familiar hallways. Every time she opens Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, she sees her friends posting about Stoneman Douglas, the March For Our Lives and the Never Again movement. While Tiplea has immersed herself in it as part of the UF stands with MSD group, she wishes she could have her old daily routine back. Its just hard to kind of get back to your regular life when something like this happens in your community, she said. She and other Stoneman Douglas alumni from her graduating class have organized a bus trip to Washington, D.C., a vigil on campus and T-shirt sales as part of the UF Stands with MSD group. The group raised about $18,000. It helps her feel like shes making progress. About 12 hours before Tiplea and 112 other UF students would board two buses and head to Washington, other leaders in the UF stands with MSD group passed out T-shirts and joked about how badly they needed to pack. Alyson Moriarty, a UF biology freshman who went to Monarch High School in Coconut Creek, through her red Smokin Notes Biology 2 packet. She had an exam that night at 6:30 p.m., moved from Friday so she could march. Shell carry a white poster board with black text saying, When is the last I Love You, and a drawing of a text message saying Theres a shooter. I love you. Until she started working to organize students, Moriarty felt like she wasnt allowed to feel anything but pain. I felt like I couldnt really smile or anything, she said. But nearly a month later, Moriarty laughed with Jaimie Ivers and Brandon Taylor, two other leaders in the UF Stands with MSD group, about being unprepared for Washingtons cold weather and what snacks theyd packed. Ivers, a Stoneman Douglas alumna and Tipleas roommate, didnt return home to Parkland until Spring Break. Back in the town shed lived in all her life, she couldnt bring herself to go to the memorials at Stoneman Douglas or Pine Trails. It was too hard. Still, Parkland was eerie, and although she didnt go inside Douglas, in a small town like Parkland, where Douglas is the center of the city, passing it was unavoidable, she said. The attitude, just the entire atmosphere is entirely different, Ivers, a 20-year-old UF public relations sophomore, said. Its all anyone can talk about. In the few days after the shooting, Ivers kept crying. Seeing the high school students who spearheaded the March For Our Lives students who shed had drama classes with inspired her to take action. I needed to get over myself and get my s--together and help everyone, she said. As others passed out T-shirts, Tiplea rushed back and forth from shipping out shirt orders that came in from New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and all across Florida. On Saturday, in the nations capital, shell march alongside other UF students and Douglas alumni, one of the anticipated hundreds of thousands of attendees. She doesnt have a sign for the march yet. By Thursday night, she still hadnt packed. But, still, she feels ready. Tiplea doesnt know what future will come after the march but thinks there will be change. She knows her friends, family and hometown will never forget. But she feels things slowly becoming okay again, as OK as things can be after tragedy. Relief will just come with time, and Im going to give it that time, she said. @romyellenbogenRomy Ellenbogen / AlligatorSeventeen angel statues face outward at the memorial at Pine Trails Park in Parkland, Florida. The statues were put up for the vigil on Feb. 15, the day after the shooting. Romy Ellenbogen / Alligator More than 100 UF students will march in Washington D.C. on SaturdayFEATURE, from pg 1


By Robert Lewis and Elliott Nasby Alligator Staff WritersOn Saturday, Gainesville residents will join a worldwide movement for gun reform. As part of March For Our Lives, the local movement is one of 832 currently planned across multiple countries. UF mathematics and microbiology and cell science freshman Heather Yu decided to organize the Gainesville march after noticing others popping up in big cities. Yu expects about 1,000 to attend, including an 11-year-old whose mom contacted Yu through Facebook. Yu said she created a Facebook page at 2 a.m. on Feb. 18 and contacted as many student organizations, local high schools and UF students as she could. I just hoped that it would catch on, the 18-year-old said. Since Im a freshman, my sphere Mayor Lauren Poe, District 3 City Commissioner David Arreola and several Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni will speak at Bo Diddley Community Plaza at 111 E. University Ave., Yu said. Gainesville Police Department will be monitoring the march to keep participants safe, GPD bias said. As of press time, GPD will not close any streets for the march, but that could change depending on the number of protesabout 300. He said the department will to be off duty if they feel there is the need. everyone safe and giving them the ability to express their First @Lewis__Robert @_ElohEl FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 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 03/31/18.3914 SW Archer Rd$5 OFFANY $25 PURCHASE352-377-6020 Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffBrandon Taylor, a 20-year-old computer science sophomore, shows signs created for the March For Our Lives event in Washington D.C. on Saturday.Caitlin Ostroff/Alligator StaffMore than 800 marches for Saturday have been organized worldwide. This graphic shows the locations of the U.S. marches.Taylour Marks / Alligator Staff A group of students sells UF stands with MSD T-shirts on Turlington Plaza to fundraise for their 14hour trip to Washington D.C. for the national March for Our Lives event.


10 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018By Vivian NguyenAlligator Contributing WriterEdward Hiraldo was anxious about how his nappy hair would be received by a crowd of about 100 students Tuesday night. Growing up with Dominican and Puerto Rican roots, it would be the talk of the night if his afro-hair was too puffy or poorly styled. His hair stood out as his mark of also being black a quality Hispanics may see as bad. I am, truly, in every sense of the word, a minority, and I see it in my face every day, the 21-year-old UF advertising senior said. spoke about being Latino with African deAm Enough: Afro-Latinx Panel. The event was held Tuesday night in Pugh Hall Ocora, said Diego Castillo, the 25-year-old vice president of the Latino Hispanic Organization of Graduate Students. A crowd of about 100 students and faculty gathered to hear the discussions on identity, representation, navigating higher education as an underrepresented group, racism and colorism within and outside the Latinx community. The Afro-Latino community has a unique experience where, although they may identify as both black and Latino, they may not be accepted by either for various reasons, Castillo said. Two UF professors were also a part of the panel: Tanya Saunders from the Center for Latin American Studies and Bryce Henson from the African American Studies program. The panel was hosted by the Latino Hispanic Organization of Graduate Students, Multicultural and Diversity Affairs, Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, Shes the First UF, Hispanic Student Association at UF, UF Center for Latin American Studies, the UF African American Studies program and UF Hispanic-Latino Affairs, Castillo said. The event cost about $300 to cover food and parking reservations, the UF information systems and operations management graduate student said. It was funded by Student Government and the co-sponsors. It is important to open the door for dialogue and conversation, especially in this day and age where everything and everyone attacks each other instead of listening to each other, Castillo said. Shania Stephens, one of the other student panelists, said in high school she was told she was too pretty to be black and was asked if she was mixed. People didnt understand that she could be both black and Latinx. Both of her parents are black and from San Andrs Isla, Colombia, where she was born. She said Latinx people dont always look like whats portrayed in the media. They come in different shades and sizes. I am proud, I am here, and I exist, the 21-year-old UF biology senior said. Any Hughes, who graduated from UF in 2014 with a bachelors degree in applied physiology and kinesiology, said she attended the panel because she is Afro-Latina and wanted to see how the audience would react. I learned that there are a lot of people that identify and have gone through the same experiences that I have gone through, the 26-year-old said.About 100 people attend RANKING ROUNDUPUFs College of Nursing has increased in U.S. News & World Reports 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings released Monday. UF jumped from No. 44 to No. 28 in the Doctor of Nursing Practice section the highest rated out of all Florida universities. Anna M. McDaniel, Dean of the College of Nursing, wrote in a statement the college is proud to have the program move up in the ranks. We pride ourselves on educating the best and brightest advanced practice Gator nurses, who translate theory and research to innovation and evidencebased clinical settings as we continually strive to improve patient outcomes, McDaniel said. The UF College of Educations graduate program ranking released Monday. The colleges graduate school comes in at No. 24 for best education schools, up from No. 29 last year. Thomas Dana, the associate dean of academic affairs for the College of Education, said the jump can be attributed to increased funding for research. Im thrilled the College of Education is getting recognition for our excellence across the nation and being ranked so highly, Dana said. Our research has improved, and the rankings are showing it. The College of Educations Special Education program has been one of the top-10 education programs. It was ranked No. 5 last year and still remains at that rank. David Peyton, a UF student in the Special Education Doctorate program, said the increase in rank is great for the school because it will catch the attention of future students and possibly bring more grant money. UFs Warrington College of Business full-time MBA program has increased by six spots in U.S. News & World Reports 2019 Best Graduate Schools Rankings. The program increased from No. 40 to No. 34 in the Best Business Schools category, which focuses on the colleges full-time MBA program. It remains as the highestranked business program in Florida. John Kraft, dean of the Warrington College of Business, said the college is continuing its efforts to provide scholarships to get the best students and increase in rank for next year. The UF full-time MBA program has also increased in the rankings from No. 19 to No. 14 among public schools. John Gresley, Assistant Dean and Director of the UF MBA Program in the Warrington College of Business, said the program wants to invest time into career services. He We believe we will be able to improve in everything and move forward, he said. By Alex CamargoAlligator Contributing Writer Alan Alvarez/Alligator StaffTHERAPEUTIC ARTMegan Flynn, 19, is a UF biology freshman who painted on a canvas during Therapeutic Thursday on Plaza of the Americas. Hosted by the Counseling and Wellness Center, the event celebrated mental health awareness for UFisAware Week 2018. The U.S. News & World Report released its 2019 Best Graduate School Rankings on Monday. The report calculated the 2019 Best Graduate Schools Rankings on two sets of data: expert opinions about the programs and statistics that measure the schools faculty, research and students, according to U.S. News & World Report. The data gathered for the rankings is from statistical surveys of more than 2,012 programs. The reputation surveys are sent to more than 20,500 academics and professionals, according to U.S. News & World Report. These surveys were conducted in late 2017 and early 2018.


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Alfredo Perez and the Florida men's tennis team is taking on Ole Miss today at 5 p.m. at the Ring Tennis Complex in Gainesville. Elite Eight EntrantsFour men's college basketball teams advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament on Wednesday night. Michigan defeated Texas A&M 99-72, Kansas State upset Kentucky 61-58, Florida State shocked Gonzaga 75-60 and Loyola Chicago squeaked by Nevada 69-68. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, MARCH 23, 2018 Alana GomezSports WriterAmelia Hundley is excited for a fresh start heading into postseason action. After competing in 10 regular season meets over the past three months, the sophomore isnt anxious heading into the SEC Championships on Saturday. Shes ready. These last two weeks, the team has been busting their butts off, Hundley said. Weve been working really hard to be prepared for this moment. In its last meet on March 9, Florida wrapped up regular-season action with a 197.925-196.700 win over Nebraska. UF is ranked No. 5 in the nation and enters the Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis as the No. 2 seed ished third or better in the SEC Championships every year since 2006. The team is hoping to make up for a securdays competition with a humble mindset. We dont really go in saying we should win this, Hundley said. But obviously I think thats the end goal for everyone. The Gators (8-2, 5-2 SEC) will have to adjust to one facet of the competition, however. The SEC Championships take place on an elevated podium, something Florida doesnt compete on in the regular season. However, coach Jenny Rowland doesn't think it will be a problem. The majority of these athletes have actually competed on podium most of their entire life, she said. So they actually thrive and Florida gymnastics team ready for SEC Championships Emma Green / Alligator StaffFlorida's gymnastics team is set to compete against seven conference opponents in the SEC Championships on Saturday. "The team has been busting their butts off," sophomore Amelia Hundley said. "We've been working really hard to prepare for this moment." SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 16 FOOTBALLBy Benjamin BrandtSports WriterArmored in their bulky pads, Floridas football players ran sideline to sideline at the Sanders Practice Field on Tuesday afternoon. One of the bodies charging across the grass wasnt wearing a helmet, however. staple. Coach Dan Mullen joined his team in the sprints after several of his players were late to class earlier in the week, which resulted in the entire roster running as punishment. I dont control that, Mullen said. If they dont want to run gassers, then show up on time for class. Obviously, Mullen wasnt late for class. And neither were the majority of his players. But accountability has been a major focus as Mullen and UF's entirely new coaching staff have begun to install their system. They want to ensure the standard of Florida football is upheld, a task that requires the commitment of every player and coach. Im part of the team, Mullen said. If we make mistakes, were all going to pay the price. Mullen expects each player on the roster accountability in early practicesSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16 Through the month of March, the excitement of high-level basketball consumes everyone. Little boys and girls across the nation wake up with one thing on Husbands and wives forget about their deteriorating marriages and bunch up on their couches to focus on something more imball. Drunken uncles do pretty much the same thing they always do, which is get drunk, but But there is an issue here. While college basketball is a lot of fun because every team is playing for its NCAA Tournament life, another league is playing its most important games of the season as well. Im talking about the NBA. People love chirping blasphemous statements about the league, saying ignorant things like the season doesnt even start until the playoffs and the NBA is all offense and no defense until April. the truth. The second statement is kind of true, but still, chill. Ten teams from both the Eastern and Western conferences are 2018 NBA Playoffs. And if youve been watching the league as closely as I have (sitting in your underwear at 1 a.m. checking the box scores for the late-night Brooklyn Nets-Sacramento Kings matchup), then youve noticed the uptick in close games. From the beginning of the month until Wednesday, there were already 62 games de-In midst of March Madness, don't forget the NBA$ky Dolla $ign / Opinion Skyler LebronTwitter: @SkylerLebronSEE COLUMN, PAGE 16


FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 SWIMMING WOMENS TENNIS BASEBALLBy Sam CampisanoSports Writer Senior Caeleb Dressel con@samcampisano scampisano@alligator.orgBy River WellsSports Writer @riverhwells rwells@alligator.orgBy Morgan McMullenSports Writer mmcmullen@alligator.orgDressel shatters record in 50-yard free on Day 2 of NCAAs Florida breezes by Bama for fourth shutout this month The Associated Press Liput


SEC Gymnastics Championships16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, MARCH 23, 2018 enjoy it. Both of Floridas losses this season came against SEC opponents. opener against LSU on Jan. 12, The Gators also came up short against Missouri on March 2, just les tendon to end her collegiate career. Championships as a chance for a clean slate. hit the postseason, Hundley said. Its another competition, anland said. Gators are ready. @alanaa_gomez agomez@alligator.orgGYMNASTICS, from pg. 14The Gators' rotation begins at 7 p.m.Who: Alabama, Arkansas, Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, LSU, Missouri Where: Chaifetz Arena in St. Louis When: Saturday starting at 3 p.m. TV: ESPN2 We just got to get fundamentals offensive coordinator and offensive line coach. Fundamentals are foundations. son as one of the three most penalized teams in the SEC, mastering the fundastep. mental excellence, the coaches have atLemons failed to complete an agility Lemons and instructed him to perform repeatedly jump up to a standing poground. player completed the gassers and most long practice. With its detail-oriented approach, @bhb1227 bbrandt@alligator.orgFOOTBALL, from pg. 16Florida football team focused on reducing penalties in 2018Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffDan Mullen is holding his team accountable this spring, forcing the entire roster to run sprints if a player is late to class. "If they don't want to run gassers, then show up on time," he said. the Miami Heat and the Denver Nuggets. Both teams are in the tournament yet. season picture in mid-March create? Why, only one of the highest scorvictory for Miami, eight players three-pointers. Im not saying March Madness isnt exhilarating or any less imporing it. seeds in the Eastern Conference are Those are some exciting, tight playoff races. extend past March Madness. Skyler Lebron is a columnist. Contact him at slebron@alligator.orgCOLUMN, from pg. 14