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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 UF WINS SERIES OVER RAZORBACKSFlorida survived a late rally to beat Arkansas by one on Sunday, pg. 14March For Our LivesRead stories from the marches in Gainesville and D.C., pg. 8UF to get new baseball stadiumThe Board of Trustees approved the plans, pg. 10 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Taylour Marks / Alligator StaffSiblings 6-year-old Bryce and 8-year-old Lydia Wells hold a sign saying Keep us safe at the Gainesville March for Our Lives event on Bo Diddley Plaza on Saturday. Siblings 6-year-old Bryce and 8-year-old Lydia Wells hold a sign saying Keep us safe at the Gainesville March for Our Lives event on Bo Diddley Plaza on Saturday. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 72Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?UF Sikhism The UF Sikh Students Association will host Turban Day from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday on Turlington Plaza. The event aims to make UF students aware about Sikhism and give a chance to do something out of the ordinary by experiencing someone elses culture. 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. After 9/11, Sikhs across the U.S. have been targeted because of their turbans. The association is trying to change peoples perception about Sikh faith. For more information, contact 352-877-0407. Authors@UF: Whitney Sanford Whitney Sanfords book, Living Sustainably: What Intentional Communities Can Teach Us about Democracy, Simplicity, and Nonviolence, illustrates how groups of intentional communities are living out values such as nonviolence, social equity and sustainability. She will discuss her book at 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Smathers Library, Room 100. Between 2011 and 2015, Sanford visited more than 20 intentional communities across the U.S., including ecovillages, cohousing communities and Catholic worker houses and farms to see how these communities translate values into actual practices of eating, building and governing. Their ongoing demonstrations showcase choices and trade-offs in attempting to live sustainably, and their experiments can help us think through solutions in our own communities. Libraries closed for Easter Alachua County Library District will be closed for Easter all day Sunday. 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 to End 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. National Library Week During National Library Week, which is 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. 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. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 72NEWSROOM Editor Managing Editor, Online Managing Editor, Print Beats Editor Freelance Editor Investigations Editor Opinions Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chiefs Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives CLASSIFIED ADVERTISING BUSINESS Administrative Assistant Comptroller Bookkeeper ADMINISTRATION General Manager Assistant General Manager Administrative Assistant President Emeritus SYSTEMS IT System EngineerPRODUCTION Production Manager Assistant Production Manager Advertising Production Staff Editorial Production Staff


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3By Paige FryAlligator Staff WriterZach Huang planned to ask one of his best friends and on-and-off crush Carmen Schentrup to senior prom, but not before texting her to see if she was OK with it. The two knew each other since middle school, when Carmen moved to Parkland in 2012. They became friends as sophomores at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School when added to a mutual group chat. Then, they started hanging out with friends. Together, they watched and laughed at the worst-rated movies they like superhero movies or Star Wars. On Feb. 14, they walked together after lunch to third period and exchanged their usual sarcastic banter before splitting up with a funny yell of Goodbye! It was the last time Huang would see her. During her last period, Advanced Placement Psychology, a shooter shatbuilding, said her father, Philip Schentrup. He said authorities told him the accused gunman stuck the barrel of the gun through the window and shot rapidly and randomly. Four bullets struck Carmen, taking her life a week before her 17th birthday. At the end of the six-minute shooting, 17 lives were taken and more than a dozen were injured. ceived a letter from UF. She was one of 14,866 accepted. UF was one of her options. She dreamed of being a medical researcher. She vigorously played piano and read books. She was a straight-A stuenough through mobile apps to act as many, which she planned herself. She was the kind of kid who you would do things all on her own. Before news broke of the shooting, elyn, sent her mom a text saying she was OK. April Schentrup, the principal of She later found out there was a shootHuang drove from hospital to hosof searching, he found himself in the nearby Marriott hotel with other friends of Carmen as everyone waited for information. walked up to him. The FBI just told them Carmen was dead, she said to him. pole and shouted out in frustration. inside. He threw his phone into the bushes and ran. He sat on top of the sign leading into his neighborhood. He went back to retrieve his phone and sat on the sign again. He started typing what had happened that day. What happened to Carmen. He wanted to remember. After hours of sitting outside, he He would never see her again. One of the brightest minds out there is gone forever, he said. See the rest of the story online at 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. F r ee m en s t r u al p r o d u c t s n o w av ai l ab l e at O P EN MO N D A Y F R I D A Y : 8A M5P M ( 352) 3921161 | s h c c u f l ed u SWIMMINGBy Sam CampisanoSports WriterFor the fourth consecutive year, the by looking at most national news outlets covering the meet. Instead, the focus was on Florida senior Caeleb Dressel. Championships in Minneapolis this weekto swim the 50 free in under 18 seconds on Thursday, recording a time of 17.81 in his lead-off leg of the 200 free relay. Just a few hours later, he broke the record again with it. He gets a better feel for it and corrects Dressel shatters records, steals show at NCAA Championships Courtesy to The AlligatorCarmen Schentrup, 16, was one of the 17 victims of the Feb. 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. SEE SWIMMING, PAGE 14One of the 17 Parkland victims had been accepted to UF


4 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018By Mari FaielloAlligator Contributing WriterWhen the white sign was lifted, more than 800 people cheered and put their arms up in an O to look like the Dance Marathons hot air balloon logo Sunday. A new record had been set. After 26.2 hours of dancing and standing at the OConnell Center, UF Dance Marathon organizers held up white signs to reveal the organization had raised $3,026,420.19 for the Childrens Miracle Network money for children hospitals. In 2017, the yearlong effort raised $2.7 million, said Ashleigh Braun, a 22-year-old captain on the Dance Marathon public relations team. I think every year we just continue to evolve and grow and just trying to build off of the previous year, the UF journalism senior said. Lindsey Breneman, a UF journalism sophomore, said her feet were swollen from standing and dancing all weekend, but the miracle families inspired her to continue. We worked our butts off all year long, the 20-year-old said. UF President Kent Fuchs was also at the event Sunday to receive the Community Person of the Year award. He was recognized after he donated $10,000. Emily Boulter, a Dance Marathon time Fuchs had donated. We are so supportive of all the help he has given our cause, the 21-year-old UF health education and behavior senior said. UF students raise more than $3 million for Dance MarathonMari Faiello / Alligator Staff UF Dance Marathon staff members hold up signs revealing the total amount of money raised this year: $3,026,420.19. The money will be donated to the Childrens Miracle Network Hospitals. SHE WAS ONE OF THE FIRST FEMALE COUNSELORS AT UF. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterRoberta Albers-Seldman was a woman before her time. She championed mental health at UF at a time when it wasnt respected, helping people through couraging quotes, genuine love and words of support. Albers-Seldman, who started her as the University Athletic Associations psychologist, staying there for 15 years, and later joining UFs Counseling & Wellness Center to tend to anyone at UF, died March 13 from a thoracic aortic aneurysm, said UF soccer coach Becky Burleigh. That smile of hers is something Ill never forget for the rest of my life, and Ill carry it in my heart forever, said Livia Ledbetter, a UF sociology and womens studies junior. Ledbetter, 20 said Albers-Seldcounselors at UF. Ledbetter was out of town when a counselor at the CWC called to say Albers-Seldman had died. I heard those words and everything stopped, Ledbetter said. Seldman in May 2016 when Ledbetter was a sophomore. She kept making appointments because she said Albers-Seldman truly understood her. I could write a whole book about how amazing she was, Ledbetter said. She made me feel validated, loved and accepted. Burleigh said Albers-Seldman was an advocate for mental health at a time when it was stigmatized, especially in sports. She described Albers-Seldman as someone who could make anyone feel like they were the only person in the room. Roberta probably never realized the impact she had on so many people, Burleigh said. Peter Nguyenho, a UF psychology junior, wrote in an email that reasons to live as he grappled with depression and suicidal thoughts. I will always remember her for saving my life, 20-year-old Nguyenho said. Dr. Seldman never once judged me for any of the things I opened up to her about. When he found out about her death, he met with a counselor at the CWC and broke down, he said. After the session, he went into had sat across from her before, telling her his fears and thoughts. He sat in her chair and cried. I feel if Dr. Seldman was here right now, she would give me a warm hug, place her hand on my shoulder, and tell me everything will be okay and that life is still beautiful, he said.UF counselor remembered for kindness, saving lives By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterSurrounded by plastic tarps and paint cans, Yonhiki No Saru drew abstract monkeys on a wall of The Standard Gainesvilles parking garage on four panels. The four colorful murals added to The Standard Gainesvilles parking garage on Northwest Third Avenue, facing the Krispy Kreme Doughnuts on Southwest 13th Street, are part of a negotiation with the City of Gainesville for an encroachment on the Florida Department of Transportations property when the complexs parking garage was built in 2017. The company overbuilt on the property by less than 10 feet, said Chip Skinner, a city spokesperson. With these murals, LM Gainesville, LLC, which built the complex, would also have to pay $75,000 to the city. It was part of the compromise the company struck with the city as a reasonable cost instead of rebuilding the garage. Reconstructing that is not economically feasible, Skinner said. It really didnt make much sense to demolish it and reconstruct it. It wouldve cost them a bit more He said it was in the interest of the city to not make The Standard tear down its buildThe situation with the encroachment was unique when the 10-story apartment complex sprung up across the street from UFs campus, Skinner said. Weve never had a building built to that magnitude within the city, he said. The encroachment does not affect pedesAssistant Fire Chief Stephen Hesson said the Gainesville Fire Rescue is not concerned it needs for its vehicles, even with the encroachment. Its typical when we set up our apparoad because our trucks are so big, he said. the truck. He said the department has different tactics, like a sprinkler system inside the buildsize of the building. It requires additional attention and resources, he said. It presents a unique challenge, and obviously we are capable to Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFour colorful murals of monkeys were added to a wall of The Standard Gainesvilles parking garage on Northwest Third Avenue as part of a negotiation with the City of Gainesville. The building encroaches on the Florida Department of Transportations property by less than 10 feet. Albers-Seldman


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 In their own words: Students explain why they marched Jaimie Ivers, a UF public relations sophomore, helped plan the bus trip for UF students. She posted messages on Facebook student groups looking for students interested in going. She said she did it because she wants to support her alma mater, Stoneman Douglas. She planned to carry a sign that read Positive Passionate Proud to be the change to the march. Cameron Kasky, one of the Stoneman Douglas students leading the #NeverAgain movement, lives three doors down from me. I was in drama with him and Alex Wind, and now they are on the cover of Time. When all the #NeverAgain kids started, it inspired me to do something here at UF. Details about the shooter and his life made it clear he is not someone who should have a gun. Its not even just one issue, its so many: lack of communication, mental health. There was so many things wrong with the situation, something needed to be done. The result of the march should be a change in our laws, but I think it will take time. It wont happen all of a sudden, but a march on Washington is part of it. Its everyone that participates. Theres been people reaching out. Theres an overwhelming amount of people of all ages. The fact that it is happening worldwide is a good thing because I think we need to see how embarrassing that this happens here. I hope America is embarrassed.Ricardo Rauseo, a UF political science and international studies senior and student senator, heard about the bus trip and said he needed to go to represent other students. I was interested because that high school was 20 minutes away from my home in Weston. I decided this is something I care about, and this is a movement I can get behind. This type of peaceful protest doesnt happen in my home country, Venezuela. Im going to see how it is in the United States. I went to the Richard Spencer protest last year, so this will be my second protest. The media has framed it so much as like Theyre kids, they dont know the law. Were adults; were the ones that make the law. If you are old enough to be a victim of gun violence, then you are old enough to see gun laws change. People say They cant vote, but they are still part of our society, and if that were the case, we wouldnt have any laws regarding kids at all. No one deserves to go through what they went through.As Adam Rachlin, a UF political science and family, youth and community sciences sophomore and Stoneman Douglas alumnus, rode a bus for more than 12 hours to march in D.C., he poured over pages of a book about the Second Amendment. He highlighted quotes he thought were meaningful, so he could understand the other side, he said. When it comes to gun reform, its something Ive studied happened. When the shooting in Aurora, Colorado, where a man shot up a movie theater, happened, it really affected me. why people have access to these types of guns. I want to march for this because one of the pillars of March For Our Lives is a ban on assault weapons. Its a controversial idea, but I think its something that needs to happen. Not only is it apparent that these weapons are only used for mass destruction or mass killings, there is no other use for them. The Second Amendment is a very loose amendment. Its the shortest of the amendments. Just because something back in the day made sense, it might not make sense anymore, and I think politicians need to see that. Organizations like the Natoward a loose gun reform agenda. Through March For Our Lives, people are showing they dont want that anymore. They want more gun reform. Ninety-seven percent of the population agrees we should have universal background checks, especially when it comes to gun shows, where you can go and buy a gun really easily. Stuff like that needs to be regulated more. Im not only marching for the 17 lives, but for any life taken through gun violence. This isnt just about school shootings, this is about shootings that happen in communities where gun violence is an everyday thing. The outcry for help is very apparent from how many people are going to march. Its not just people from Parkland, its people from every city in the entire county. Thats so important, and its so important to be a part of this. Thats why I march.Max Baron, a UF English and history sophomore and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumnus, traveled to D.C. to march. There, he listened to current Stoneman Douglas students recount the Valentines Day shooting at their school. The reason that Im here is that the shooting on February 14th didnt just hit too close to home, it was home for me. Once I saw there was a trip being organized by friends of mine who also went to Stoneman Douglas to go to the March For Our Lives national protest in D.C., I immediately hopped on board and decided this was somefor it. I hope for a strong turnout, to show that most of the country is on our side for sensible gun control, but also that we represent the lives that were lost there and remember the fallen. My sign says we are the change weve been waiting for. Theres a bunch of young people out here for this protest who have been inspired to create this entire movement at Stoneman Douglas and elsewhere around the country. My sign embodies that, so that is why I wanted to write that on there.Alligator Staff Writer


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 MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 We are the generation that is going to change the worldThis Saturday, thousands of people came together in streets across the country with signs in their hands and a mission in their hearts. According to CBS, more than 200,000 people attended the main March for Our Lives protest in Washington, D.C., and organizers of the event put the overall number of protesters close to 800,000. In total, an estimated 800 marches were held in cities across the nation. These protests come a little more than a year after the Womens March took place, the largest single-day protest in U.S. history. Over the past month, we have watched high school students lobby in Tallahassee and D.C. We have watched those who are still considered to be too immature to drive a car or buy a beer and safer America. We have seen our generation demonstrate a power unlike any other, and prove they will change the future. came from people just like the ones who are spending their weekends protesting, marching and lobbying for a better future. Our nations independence was catalyzed by a pivotal protest: the Boston Tea Party, the original American protest. In 1913, 8,000 demonstrators marched the streets of Washyears of adherent determination, their goal was achieved. In the rights of the LGBTQ+ community. The march helped the community to gain recognition across the country and since then, been made in terms of HIV and AIDS research. In 1963, Martin Luther King Jr. showed Americans the power of a peaceful protest when he led marchers from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln Memorial and presented his famed I Have a Dream speech. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 was passed shortly after that, changing the course of American history. And lets not forget about the Vietnam War demonstrations which lasted through the duration of the 20-year war. These protests led to the termination of the draft and the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Vietnam. The aforementioned demonstrations are just a snippet of the power protests have had in American history. Nearly every major change weve seen, both in recent and distant history, came as a result of people who would refuse to sit down and accept what they felt wasnt right. Our generation is no different. For the past 20 years or so, weve seen a lull in protests and pause in the stark determination among American people. Sure, Americans have voiced discontent, but its been years since weve seen organized rallies like the ones mentioned above. Our generation is changing that. We understand for some people it is hard to see the point of these protests. Thats because change takes time. It takes continuous effort and struggle. It takes miles of marching and hours of lobbying. It takes unique voices and fearless leaders. It takes courage, and it takes more than a week to achieve. The impacts of the recent marches like the Womens March and the March For Our Lives are yet to be seen. Nonetheless, we know its coming. We know our generation is working effortlessly to take advantage of the First Amendment rights and take back our country. We couldnt be prouder. Make sure you know what can actually be recycledFrom as early as elementary school, we were correctly taught to minimize our negative impact on the environment. We were also told recycling is a fundamental way to do so. Somewhere along the line, however, in the hopes of teaching as many people as possible to recycle, its original purpose was lost. Nowadays, many people feel a guilt trip, almost an anxiety, to recycle every last piece of their garbage. When the thought of what can actually be recycled creeps into our minds, most of us throw the object in question into the recycle bin and hope for the best. However, incorrectly recycling can hurt the reaThe essential purpose of recycling is to reduce greenhouse ous feeling of doing ones part or feeling green comes secondary to preserving our quality of life. The success of recycling comes down to its economic valhave no incentive to use recycled materials. Unfortunately, the market value for recyclables has decreased dramatically over the past eight years, as much as 45 percent in some areas. The problem comes down to contamination and waste ending up in the wrong place. Waste management, which has more than 100 recycling facilities throughout the country, reports more than 16 percent of what is thrown away in recycle bins is unrecoverable, driving down the value of recycled materials. Once thrown away, garbage does not magically disappear from the curbside. Haulers pick up recyclables and transport them to a facility that separates recycled materials to maximust be diverted to remove something that cant be recycled actually increases the cost of recycling and decreases the recyclables value. Rising costs have shut down recycling facilities, and lower values hurt the chances of businesses reusing materials. If people want a legitimate reason to feel good about recycling, they must increase the value of their individual recycling bins. To do so, people must avoid contamination at all costs. As soon as paper becomes wet or handled with food, it cannot be thrown in the recycle bin. Although we were all taught from a young age how bad plastic is for the environment, plastics lids and containers from restaurants are not recyclable. There should be a number from the Society of Plastics Industry on every plastic product, and plastic usually cant be recycled if the number is greater than two. And for the love of former Vice President Al Gore, please stop recycling plastic bags. Even putting your recyclables in a plastic bag can be a huge detriment to the entire process. Not only are plastic bags not recyclable, but they can also get stuck in machinery at recycling facilities and bring the whole sorting process to a costly halt. Even if there is some sort of guilt from using regular trash bins, preventing a few non-recyclables from contaminating the recycling stream can help the overall process. The solution is simple: People should only recycle what they are absolutely sure can be recycled. In fact, its best to only focus on three types waste: aluminum cans, plastic bottles and cardboard boxes. By far, recarbon dioxide emissions than any other recyclable material. Plastic bottles are easy to recognize, and Americans use a lot of them. And as shopping online continues to take over our lives, the cardboard shipping boxes in the waste stream does the same. that the country has succeeded in the everyday American consciously thinking about what they throw away, it is time to shift toward educating Americans on recycling correctly. Joshua Udvardy is a UF environmental engineering junior. His column focuses on science. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Joshua


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7I took for granted that, throughout my childhood and teenage years, I could stroll into the kitchen, open something to eat within seconds. Ive never understood the true meaning of the word starving. Ive never worried about having access to breakfast, lunch or dinner. Unfortunately, the same can't be said for all kids in this country. And this is something we need to address at the local, state and national levels. According to the American Youth Policy Forum, almost 50 million Americans experience some kind of food insecurity during their life. This means they either have little access to healthy foods or sporadic access to food at all. Other troubling studies, these conducted by the Urban Institute, indicate that 6.8 million students between the ages of 10 and 17 do not get consistent meals at home as a result of food insecurity. How can we expect the next generation of leaders, scholars, activists, teachers and citizens to learn and grow if they don't have food on the table? Can we blame the middle-schooler for doing poorly on his test if he spent the night before wondering if hed eat dinner? Is it really appropriate to penalize a 17-yearshe works every weeknight to help her parents feed her family? In our quest to improve the quality of our educational standards and change the way our students learn, we often ignore the lives of children and teens. Its especially easy to forget to address problems that lie beneath the surface of other peoples lives problems we may not see directly unless we walked into each of their homes or met each of their families. Its also frighteningly easy to forget just how much hunger can affect all facets of ones life if, like me, youve never truly experienced it. The American Youth Policy Forum also reports, following studies from the National Institutes of Health, food insecurity and malnourishment can lead to greater mental health problems, behavioral issues, social anxieties and disciplinary actions at school. Further, food insecurity puts kids at a higher risk of missing school and failing to graduate. When we learn about startling statistics and facts like the ones above, we must work to counteract them. So what can we do to help combat food insecurity? For one, we can donate to local food pantries and kitchens that serve our local communities. At UF, for example, we have the Field and Fork Pantry, which allows members of the university community to take food and groceries to feed themselves and their families, usually for up to a week at a time. Programs like these may help folks in your classes, the staff at various campus facilities or even your next-door neighbor. We can also pressure our elected oftoward schoolwide programs like free and reduced lunches and to make sure schools include healthy options. These politicians work for us, and to that end, they should ensure the needs of our children are met when those kids venture off to their schools each morning. All in all, problems with our educational system must also be seen in the context of other concerns, from food and health to transportation and infrastructure. Making this country even just a little better for our children will require holistic solutions that go further than looking at issues in the classroom. Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column focuses on education.Dear UF President Kent Fuchs, We are writing to you on behalf of a multitude of concerned students at UF over the egregious human rights violations. These include child labor, impunity in the Mexican export agriculture industry where Wendys buys its tomatoes. Over the past four years, students and faculty at UF have demanded Wendys be removed from campus until the fast-food company joins the Coalition of Immokalee Workers Presidential Medal-winning Fair Food Program. The FFP is a world-renowned human rights initiative that ensures humane wages ing the purchasing power of more than a dozen of the worlds largest retail food brands. In a few short years, the FFP has radically transformed conditions for more than 52,000 workers on farms from Florida to New Jersey. A CNN special report features the eyeopening story of a tomato picker named Alejandrina Carrera, who contrasts the nightafter being sexually assaulted by a male supervisor with the new reality of working under the groundbreaking protections of the FFP. In Carrera's words, Youre not going to be harassed, youre not going to be insulted, youre not going to be forced to work. Theres more respect now. All of the major fast-food corporations McDonalds, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell, KFC and Chipotle Mexican Grill have joined and are enforcing the FFPs golden standard of human rights in their supply chains. All except Wendys. We condemn UFs complicity in the ongoing epidemic of sexual harassment, assault and other human rights violations by allowing Wendys to continue leasing space on our campus. We are aware the Wendys on campus is owned and operated by FFP buyer Aramark, UFs food service provider since 1995. The UF administration has refused to take steps to cut ties with Wendys because it claims the fruits and vegetables used for Wendys burgers and salads sold on campus are procured through Aramarks supply chain and thereWe are very proud of the courageous student movement at UF that spurred the momentous agreement between CIW and Aramark in 2010; however, that is not an acceptable answer to our demands for removsuffering from our campus. UF does not tolerate sexual harassment and abuse of any kind on campus. No questions asked. So why put UFs reputation at risk by meddling in business with a company that unconscionably refuses to take meaningful action to eradicate sexual violence and other human rights abuse in its supply chain? It is no secret thousands of farmworker women are forced into silence by the grabbing clutches of fear, violence and corrupMexico. In the era of #MeToo, we must lift up real, enforceable solutions to stamp out and prevent sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and hold corporate giants like Wendys responsible for failing to rid their supply chains of human rights violations. As stakeholders of all matters tied to UF, of a fast-food brand on campus that looks the their dignity to feed their families. We urge you, Mr. Fuchs, to use your power and unyielding compassion to uphold UFs commitment to demonstrate respect for human dignity to all by removing Wendys from our campus. Were requesting to meet with you in person before the end of the academic term to discuss this important and timely matter. We look forward to hearing from you. Sincerely, Lucero Ruballos Vice President, Chispas UF Chispas UF is a pro-immigrant student organization at UF.To better children's education, pay attention to how much they eat An open letter to President Kent Fuchs: Column Letter to the Editor Mia


8 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 Eleven-year-old Aagmeya Banerjee brought a crowd of about 1,250 to its feet. Not only was he the youngest speaker, but he was the only one to receive a standing ovation at the Gainesville March For Our Lives on Bo Diddley Community Plaza on Saturday. Banerjee addressed politicians who dont take children seriously in the discussion of gun reform. Stop talking to kids like we are idiots, he told them. Banerjee was among the marchers who spilled onto West University Avenue at about 2 p.m. to protest gun violence and demand stricter gun laws in Gainesville. The demonstration was one of more than 840 protests worldwide as marchers called for stricter gun laws and to weaken Before marching, protesters rallied on Bo Diddley Plaza, listening to calls for action from political candidates, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni and encouraged to donate blood at the blood bus and register to vote at the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections booth. As she marched, Penelope Dobbins, a sixth-grader at Millhopper Montessori School, raised her voice to the point of cracking as she pleaded for stricter gun laws. When Penelope watches the news, she sees the U.S. crumbling apart, she said. Although she feels safe going to school, she worries about other children who attend schools with less security. But Saturdays march put a smile on her face and hope in her heart. Politicians will be forced to listen, and change will come, she said. Were demanding action, and were going to keep chanting until they hear us, she said. While one speaker urged Congress to criminalize bump stocks, Mike Ryan Simonovich, a Gainesville resident, bent over to explain what a bump stock is to his 8-year-old son, Yuri. Yuri is accustomed to the large crowds and thunderous cheers that come with protests. He typically tags along with his father to marches, the polls and city meetings. Yuri said he likes attending the rallies and meetings with his father but prefers the shorter ones. I dont like walking for a long time, Yuri said. Ryan Simonovich feels its his duty to educate his second-grade son about political issues because he belongs to the next generation of voters. He was thrilled to see so many young people advocating for change. He said he believes the Gainesville protesters sent a strong message. ticians who are in the pockets of the NRA, he said. No arrests or injuries were reported during the march, said Gainesville Police Department Lt. Jaret Weiland. The event was calm, even with the occasional counter-protester, he said. GPDs main safety concern was as protesters spilled from the sidewalks into the street. Although the department did not initially partially blocked off the right lane of West University Avenue. They were stationed along the march route to keep marchers close to the curb, Weiland said. Bruce Frendahl, a 65-year-old retired architect, watched history repeat itself as he stood on the sidewalk next to Bo Diddley Plaza. As protesters poured into the center of the plaza, Frendahl recalled the Vietnam protests led by his fellow UF students in the 1970s. He said activism moves in cycles. Its coming back around. This dents, he said. Frendahl tacked a picture of his two grandkids, 10-year-old Abby and 8-year-old Joey, to the middle of his deep blue sign that read, My grandkids will attend that school. Will it be safe for them then? Abby and Joey live in Coral Springs in the same school district as Stoneman Douglas. Frendahl said arming teachers will not keep his grandchildren safe only gun reform can. I just pray to God to keep them safe, and my daughter is doing everything she can to keep them safe, Frendahl said. Theres nothing more that we can do. Behind many chants along the march were the tribal rhythms of 50-year-old Patrick Brezyan and his djembe, a bongo-style drum of African origin. For nearly two decades, Brezyan has been bringing his goatskin Ghanaian djembe to marches all across the U.S., from Chicago to New York City to Gainesville, where the percussionist has lived for the past year and a half. He said he played his djembe along to protesters chants Saturday afternoon not for attention, but for unity, a call to action through rhythm. The drum can be a powerful thing in a place like this, he said. Its a tribal thing. Its innate in our bones. It calls on people to come together. Staff Writer David Hoffman contributed to this report.Nearly 1,300 protest at Gainesville March For Our LivesShelbie Eakins/ Alligator StaffCharles Trowbridge, a 75-year-old veteran and Gainesville resident, Will Clewis/ Alligator Staff Taylour Marks/ Alligator Staff By Amanda Rosa and Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writers


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 Gabbriella Henderson, a UF psychology freshman, attended March For Our Lives in Washington, D.C. The 18-year-olds sign had names of Each student paid a $45 fee to travel from Gainesville to D.C. UF students bus to the Capitol, march for gun reformAlligator Staff Writer The bus ride up was quiet. After waiting for nearly half an hour to board, the sleepy-eyed UF students were on their way to Washington, D.C. They had boarded two buses in the UF Commuter Lot during the early hours of Friday. Cradling pillows and blankets for the 12-hour trip each way, they had a mission in mind: protest the death of every victim who has fallen to gun violence, including the 17 who died in a school shooting on Valentines Day in Parkland, Florida. Among the students on the bus were about 40 Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School alumni, who had seen their hometown in the headlines over the past month. News outlets have reported estimates of how many people attended the March For Our Lives event, ranging from 180,000 to 800,000. On Saturday morning in 46-degree weather, people from all across the nation stood on Pennsylvania Avenue before a stage set up in front of the U.S. Capitol building. But before they would make it there, the UF students had to ride out the 12 hours and settle with an OK, not great bathroom on the charter bus rentals. They had packed all the winter clothing a Florida kid might own and handwritten signs advocating for an end to gun violence. Stoneman Douglas alumnus Second Amendment Primer, highlighting passages he found interesting while most of his fellow passengers slept before they got to D.C. The UF political science and family, youth and community sciences sophomore wanted to make sure he understood the Second Amendment, as well as those on the other side. Just because something back in the day made sense, it might not make sense anymore, the 20-yearold said. Rachlin and his seatmate Ivana Radovanovic talked about their former high school teachers from Stoneman Douglas to pass time. Each student on the buses paid a $45 fee for the trip, including transportation and one night at a hotel in D.C. The Stoneman Douglas alumni from UF raised $15,000 through a GoFundMe page and T-shirt sales nize the trip. Brandon Taylor, a UF computer science engineering sophomore and one of the organizers of the UF Stands with MSD group, put in 150 to 200 hours of effort to make the trip possible. He said the fundraising gave the students an opportunity to travel together for cheap. Theres a large community that cares, the 20-year-old said. Once they reached the Comfort dragged themselves off the bus, their limbs stiff and numb. They had time to get a good nights sleep before the Saturday morning protest. real in the hotels dining hall, they speculated about the expected size of the crowd they heard there would be about half a million people. Soon after, they picked up their signs and headed in small groups to the metro stations. Susette Oate, a 19-year-old UF wildlife ecology and conservation sophomore, told the small group she arrived with that they would tell their kids about that moment in 40 years. They agreed. By late morning, the crowd was expanding. Music was blaring, and each sign was another plea for gun reform. As a group of nine Stoneman Douglas alumni from UF walked toward the main stage, the crowd began to part. Make way for Douglas, they chanted. Krishna Naik, 21, in a gray shirt that read Eagles soar high to honor her alma mater, led the group past strangers who cleared a path. It was so moving, the UF psychology senior said. I never would have expected people to do that for us.


10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Athletic Association has announced plans to build a new baseball stadium off Hull Road, near the Donald R. Dizney Lacrosse Stadium, by 2020. Plans for the new ballpark were unanimously approved by UFs Board of Trustees at a meeting Friday. The stadium is estimated to cost $50 million and will now go to the Florida Board of GovThe stadium will have 6,000 seats but an overall capacity of 10,000, with standing room for fans to watch, said UF Athletic Director Scott Stricklin. An additional 400 to 500 parking spots will also be added near the ballpark. The Trustees also approved $11 million worth of renovations for the Katie Seashole Pressly Softball Stadium, including expanded seating and shading, Stricklin said. A $65 million football training facility will be built at the site of the current baseball stadium. It gives us a chance to do football right and to do baseball right, he said. The athletic association will pay UFs Institute of Agricultural Sciences $3 milland for the baseball stadium, UF spokesperson Margot Winick wrote in an email. Stricklin said the athletic association wanted a new stadium because shading is crucial for fans, especially for afternoon games in Floridas heat. The new stadium will have more comfortable seating and increased shading. It will also be designed in a way where fans can mingle and still be able to watch the game, he said. He hopes the new stadium will attract more people on game days. Baseball is such a social sport, Stricklin said after the Trustees meeting. People like that kind of gathering and moving around, so were going to make sure there is space to allow for that. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgUF Board of Trustees approves new baseball stadiumCourtesy to The AlligatorA rendering of the proposed baseball stadium. By Rachel ChangAlligator Contributing WriterJohn Mica, a former Florida congressman and UF education alumnus, held up a letter dated Feb. 4, 1988 during the Norman Hall groundbreaking ceremony Friday. He said former UF President John Lombardi had sent it to Mica addressing the need for renovations to the education building. Sorry, John, Lombardi had written. Im a little late. About 200 politicians, alumni, students and faculty members gathered Friday at Norman Hall Plaza to celebrate the renovation of UFs education college that has been in the making for years. The college marked the occasion with a groundbreaking ceremony that included speakers, cake and light refreshments of iced tea and water. The UF College of Education dean Glenn Good said the college and staff struction in the 1980s. As long as I have been dean here at the College of Education, weve been talking about the need for rehabilitation of our beloved Norman Hall, he said. The $29 million renovation will take part in two phases, according to Alligator archives. Phase one began in December with Norman library man building. It is expected to be completed by early May. Phase two will be the rest of Norman with updated classrooms, study spaces and Good, UF President Kent Fuchs, Florida congressman Ted Yoho, Mica, UF trustee Anita Zucker, College of Education associate dean Tom Dana and lead architect Joe Walker of Walker Architects were some of the speakers at the ceremony. With this project, we return Norman to its former glory, Fuchs said. Dana, the education associate dean of academic affairs, said Norman Hall construction has already started on the east side of the building. However, the entire college will be closed off until May 15. Im thrilled that theres going to be some great places for students to hang out, he said. Zucker, who graduated from the education college in 1972, said the importance of updating Norman and the accomplishments the college has already achieved. Seeing what this university is able to bring to other places makes me so proud, she said.After years of waiting, Norman Hall gets groundbreaking By Kennedy SmithAlligator Contributing WriterWithout speaking a word, 7-year-old Janier inspired 750 elementary school students to run as fast as they could. Janier, whose last name wasnt released due to his age, has a congenital heart defect. wild Elementary School, located at 4601 SW 20th Terrace. This year, he and his family will receive a portion of the $1,000 raised during the schools third annual Running Wild for a Cause Fun Run, an event that raises money for sick Idylwild students and charities. Money also went to the Phoebe Louise Dooley Foundation, a childhood cancer charity, said Dena Robinson, the event founder. At the event Friday morning, hundreds of tiny bodies clad in colorful parkas scattered around the basketball court. Students shimmied their way into the criss-cross applesauce position as instructed, faces scrunched as on their left, waiting. Six-year-old Jalen, whose last name wasnt disclosed by faculty due to his age, said it was was most excited for the music. Footloose and other songs that preceded the students by at least a decade roared over the speakers, controlled by DJ E-LO, better known as the schools front-desk man Eric Lopez. As Katy Perrys Roar began to blast, a stampede of kids The kids skipped around the ing their arms and stumbling over each other until the DJ herded everyone back. Administrators sold $10 Tshirts, $2 bracelets and parents made online donations to the American Heart Association program Jump Rope For Heart to raise money. Each year, the run raises about $1,000, Robinson said. The run began in 2016 after sixth-grader Kylie Galloway-Soto was diagnosed in 2013 with Hodgkin lymphoma, a cancer in the bodys immune system rarely seen in kids. Shes our inspiration, Robinson said. Shes a great kid, and I was like, Well, lets do something. Chris Dixon, the 28-yearold Idylwild health education teacher, led the Jump Rope For Heart fundraising effort and helped Robinson plan all three Fun Runs. Dixon said hed been fundraising for Jump Rope For Heart before the Fun Runs existed. Now that he and Robinson are working on the programs together, he sees a greater interest from parents and students. The kids love it; the teachers love it, he said. The environment at Idylwild is like no other.Elementary school students raise $1,000 for classmate By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Student Government Senate might advocate for on-campus early voting locations soon. On Sunday afternoon, the Judiciary Committee unanimously approved a resolution advocating for on-campus early voting locations at Florida universities. A resolution is a document through which the Senate expresses an opinion or takes a stance. The committee also tabled four bills that intend to revise SG codes. Senator Katelyn Hernandez (Impact, District C), who co-wrote the resolution, said it advocates for increased early voting accessibility and promotes civic engagement for students. We have so many students that want to be politically engaged, and I think that accessibility is a huge part of that, she said. Judiciary committee chair Nick Adams said he hopes the resolution passes the Senate vote Tuesday night. If approved, the resolution will be sent to several Florida universities as well as politicians, including Gov. Rick Scott and Secretary of State Ken Detzner. The committee was originally scheduled to address four code-revision bills presented by Senator Richard German (Inspire, District D). However, Adams deemed the bills unconstitutional because each had merged revisions, and he wanted an individual bill for each revision. Instead of failing the bills, Adams decided to table them for future discussion, he said. German submitted the code revisions in separate bills Sunday. The committee will most likely look at the bills April 8, German said. The suggested code revisions, if passed by Senate, would make changes to how SG information is disseminated, including requiring the judiciary branch notices to be advertised by Action SG, an agency that promotes SG activities. Code changes would also add closed captioning to prerecorded SG videos, and live-stream State of the Campus Address and SG debates. Im just really looking forward to seeing them get signed into law, German said.SG Senate to vote on early voting locations


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In 2016, Miguel Montero of the Chicago Cubs became just the third player to have a pinch-hit grand slam in the postseason. Name either of the other two to do it. 2. Which pitcher is the Milwaukee Brewers franchise leader in career strikeouts? 3. How many consecutive AFC East titles have the New England Patriots won entering 2018? 4. Which of these two conferences, entering 2018, was the last to win an NCAA mens basketball championship: Big Ten or Pac-12? 5. In 2017, Washingtons Barry Trotz became the fifth NHL coach to reach 737 career regular-season victories. Name two of the four ahead of him on the list. 6. Who was the first Asian boxer to hold a world heavyweight title in one of the four major sanctioning organizations? 7. In 2017, Weston McKennie became the third youngest player (19) to score in his U.S. mens soccer debut. Name either of the two younger players. Answers 1. Cincinnatis Mark Lewis, in 1995, and Ricky Ledee of the New York Yankees, in 1999. 2. 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Florida softball coach Tim Walton and the rest of the Gators are facing Texas A&M tonight at 7 p.m. at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. FINAL FOUR BOUNDVillanova and Kansas punched their tickets to the Final Four of the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament on Sunday. The Wildcats defeated Texas Tech 71-59, while the Jayhawks beat Duke 85-81. The Final Four will take place on Saturday in San Antonio. Loyola Chicago and Michigan are also set to compete. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, MARCH 26, 2018 the things he needs to correct, UF coach Gregg Troy said in a release. This one was pretty darn good. tory to swim the 100 free in under 40 seconds, broke his previous record of 43.58 as well. Caeleb is just really good, Troy said. He handled things really well. ful swimmers in collegiate history. He smashed record of seven individual national titles with He also led UF to a win in the 200 free relay, increasing his career national titles total to 10. American honors at the meet, giving him 28 over the course of his career one more than Shaune Frasers previous program record of 27. secutive CSCAA Swimmer of the Year award shared the award with another swimmer. @samcampisano scampisano@alligator.orgSWIMMING, from pg. 3Alan Alvarez / Alligator Staff BASEBALLBy Ethan BauerSports WriterWilliam Shakespeare once compared his beloved to a summers day. Michael Byrnes thing more like a sturdy dam. As Floridas closer, Byrne is tasked with pitched. Its hard to accumulate that kind of stress behind a dam without it breaking. But phrased words of SpongeBob SquarePants character Patrick Star, taking that water that pressure and pushing it somewhere else. The dam cracked on Sunday. But only a bit. Byrne humiliated Arkansas hitters in the seventh and eighth innings, but the No. 4 in the ninth with a pair of leadoff doubles. Facing runners on second and third with no Nevertheless, he plugged the gushing and Michael Byrne is just special, coach ent temperament. That was evident when OSullivan visited pleased with his concern and urged him not livered consistent iambic pentameter, Byrne delivered with a pop out and a groundout. thon dating back to last year. It was a little longer than Ive thrown this year, Byrne said, but it wasnt a big deal. Floridas unsung ace leads UF to series win over No. 4 ArkansasSEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 I ten some variation of this column every semester for tor, but its a topic that really touched me this weekend. I spent Friday driving to Charleston, South Carolina, to trated writer Gary Smith. If youve never heard of Smith, he worked at SI for about 30 years and wrote the kinds of stories that would make good movies about an experienced freediver whose hubris ketball coach changing ideas about race nity, about a man with a mental disability spending his life as an adopted member of a high school football team. The latter was Point being, Smith wrote long, detailed, probing stories that never judged, never lambasted and always conveyed some level story. I met with him because, as someone who strives to do wanted to try and understand how he seems to be writing jects mind. The main thing I gathered is that he was so successful tions that nobody else asked. Hed spend on important, formative moments that in some way are universal. For Smith, there are no binaries like good and bad only decisions that, even if you would have stances, are familiar to everyone. Yet despite how illuminating his stories can be, I think its reasonable to assume that if Smith were starting out as a sports writer now, hed have little if any ratives, because depth is not what sells. Sports reporting has become shallowSweet and Bauer / Opinion Ethan Bauertwitter: @ebaueriSEE COLUMN, PAGE 16


MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 By Alana GomezSports WriterAlex McMurtry didnt show any signs of anxiety as she took a quick breather and The Gators were leading Saturday nights It is hard to be one of the routines that marked the teams lowest score on the event gymnasts minds as they head into a week off @alanaa_gomez By Dylan RudolphSports Writer SEC) followed the energy of Vale and Kessler as it out in singles on Sunday following victories for both secutive matches and is undefeated in SEC singles The Gators will have some time off before they @dyrudolph GYMNASTICSEmma Green / Alligator Staff MENS TENNIS SOFTBALLBy Mark StineSports WriterIn the home half of the third inning cole DeWitt stood on second base with Moments earlier with the bases DeWitt couldnt out of reach from ri val Texas A&M and Aleshia Ocasio blanked the Aggies in The shutout clinched a series vic The freshman drove a hard line drive DeWitt and Adams combined for Sunday not only marked a victory the anniversary of a day held heavy in @mstinejr DeWitt


16 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, MARCH 26, 2018 Starter Tyler Dysons performance, meanwhile, was arguably his worst of the season. He pitched fewer innings (four) than any previous start, and his three earned runs allowed were a season high. His afternoon could have been inning with runners on second and third and no outs. The jam was inherited by freshman lefty Jordan Butler. tied the game at three, but he struck out the next two hitters to keep the game tied before passing it off to Byrne. Byrnes presence prompted peace for his teammates, who have learned to trust him in tight situations. son Maldonado said about when Byrne enters the game. Byrne is gonna do what Byrne does. Maldonado gave him a big boost by providing the games decisive offense. He launched a booming home run into the netting behind the left 5-3 lead in the bottom the seventh. toward the dugout before he rounded before he tapped home plate. That felt awesome, he said. I knew it was out the second it came off the bat. Catcher JJ Schwarz also spat a in the game, while Blake Reese plated Floridas only remaining run with Theyre a good ballclub, Byrne said. Winning two out of three against them is a pretty good weekend. OSullivan echoed that sentiment, noting that with a midweek game day and a weekend series against couraged by his teams performance in its biggest test so far this season especially with how it came back to win the series after losing on Friday. It just had that super-regional feel to it, and we probably needed to be tested that way, to be honest, OSullivan said. [Im] obviously very pleased. @ebaueri ebauer@alligator.orgBASEBALL, from pg. 14Maldonado: "We're relaxed. Byrne is going to do what Byrne does."Alligator File Photo a 5-4 win over Arkansas. value engagement over almost everything, and nuanced, thorough stories dont generally lead to attention-grabbing headlines. Thats certainly not true all the time, but even when longform reads do go viral, the amount of resources it takes to produce them is hard to justify against spending the same resources ly stories that put up the same numbers. As a sports writer, this can be infuriating. For example, I spent over a month interviewon UFs men's basketball managers turned walk-ons, and the 10,500 words I ended up writing took about 12 hours combined. Thankfully, the story did fairly well. But that weekend, I was running late to the Alligator staff meeting when one of my coworkers texted me saying I had made the list of top-three most read stories of the week. ly happens for sports writers, and it felt triumphant to know a story I worked so hard on was being read that much. Or so I thought. My optimism was swiftly shattered when I arrived and learned the story with those views was a football piece that, if Im being honest, I wrote in about 20 minutes because we needed something about football in the paper. It wasnt interesting, it wasnt enlightening and it was hardly informative. But it had a catchy headline, so click, click, click. I want to be clear that I, too, nonsense on social media, but Ive been consciously trying to eliminate that tendency. Meeting Smith encouraged that mission further, and I encourage you to join in as well. After that basketball story debuted, one of the sources in it texted me saying he was surprised how thorough it was. Hes that sentiment to me, and others have been more overt with their frustration over the epidemic of shallowness of sports reporting. As Ive written before, I agree. So if youre one of those people who does care about depth and does care about wanting to learn something beyond which player recorded the most tackles in Saturdays game, seek out that content. Because certainly there are times when a three things you may have missed story can be fun and informative and provide the catharsis that only sports can, but sometimes, the most cathartic sports experience can be locking yourself in the bathports you beyond the court and as he battles cancer, providing insight that no competition by itself can. Ethan Bauer is a sports writer. Contact him at ebauer@alligator. org.COLUMN, from pg. 14 THIS WEEK IN UF SPORTSMonday, March 26 Softball vs. Texas A&M, 7 p.m., SEC Network Tuesday, March 27 *Baseball vs. Florida State, 6 p.m., SEC Network Wednesday, March 28 Men's/Women's Track & Field @ Clyde Softball vs. FIU, 4 p.m., SEC Network + Softball vs. FIU, 6 p.m., SEC Network + Thursday, March 29 Men's/Women's Track & Field hosts Pepsi Florida Relays, All Day Men's/Women's Track & Field @ Clyde Women's Tennis vs. Arkansas, 5 p.m. Friday, March 30 Men's/Women's Track & Field hosts Pepsi Florida Relays, All Day Men's Tennis @ Wake Forest, 3 p.m. Softball vs. Hampton, 4 p.m., SEC Network + Baseball vs. Vanderbilt, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network + Softball vs. Jacksonville, 6:30 p.m., SEC Network + Saturday, March 31 Men's/Women's Track & Field hosts Pepsi Florida Relays, All Day Women's Tennis vs. Missouri, 11 a.m. Baseball vs. Vanderbilt, Noon, ESPNU Lacrosse vs. Connecticut, Noon, Big East Digital Network Softball vs. Hampton, 1 p.m., SEC Network + Softball vs. Jacksonville, 3:30 p.m., SEC Network + Sunday, April 1 Baseball vs. Vanderbilt, Noon, SEC Network Men's Tennis @ South Carolina, 1 p.m. *Women's Tennis vs. Texas, 5 p.m. *Denotes neutral-site event