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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator UF Board of Trustees get new chairHe reguarly meets with Gov. Rick Scott, pg. 5.PUPPIESThey are really good boys, pg. 10. GETTING ON TRACKUF sprinter Kunle Fasasi moved from Nigeria to Gainesville in 2015 to pursue a collegiate track career, pg. 15.VOLUME 112 ISSUE 73Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterComedian John Mulaney will not be performing at UF, Accent Speakers Bureau announced Monday. The bureau is searching for another comedian to take his place. Accent chairwoman Shelby Buchanan said Mulaneys agents said he had career opportunities that were too good to pass up. Mulaney was scheduled to perform April 19 in the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. She said no backup acts were prepared. Were just as disappointed as people that we see on our Facebook page, she said. Its been kind of a whirlwind. Mulaney was available to reschedule the show after April 26, but Buchanan said that would have school. The event, which was going to be co-sponsored by Student Government Productions and Accent Speakers Bureau, was part of Mulaneys Kid Gorgeous tour, according to Alligator archives. He was supposed to be paid $85,000 for the performance, but no refund has to be made because Accent pays speakers after performances. Zach Marshall, a UF event management sophomore, said it was unsee Mulaney perform. But he knows from his major that planning events is all about crisis management. He is only human, so these things happen, 20-year-old Marshall said. In a situation like this, being transparent is the best thing that you can do. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgComedian John Mulaney cancels UF performance By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterStudents could have another come Summer 2020. based student housing management company, submitted plans to the city to build a four-story apartment comry parking garage at 1900 SW 13th St., said Michael Orsak, senior vice president of Campus Advantage. Americas Best Value Inn currently sits at that address, but the owners have already agreed to sell Campus Advantage the property if the plan is approved. We like this side in particular because its very close to the medical school of UF and the hospital, he said. rooms. More than 50 percent of the units will be studios, one-bedroom or two-bedroom, which will target medical students, hospital staff and interns, he said. They will also offer Campus Advantage will settle rent prices after the total cost of construction has been accounted for, Orsak said. Rent prices will be comlike The Nine at Gainesville and The Standard at Gainesville. Amenities are still being discussed, but there will be a pool and at least eight study rooms. The company is considering including a courtyard with permanent hammocks hung up, grills and benches, he said. Campus Advantage has allocated more than 12,000 square feet of space for amenities. Orsak said the city could take up to nine weeks to approve the plan, but Campus Advantage intends to begin construction Oct. 1. Were looking forward to developing and owning and managing our own property in the marketplace, he said. New apartment complex on Southwest 13th announcedBy Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterAlthough Heather Fitts came to Gainesville Police Departments town hall to ask about after-school programs, she learned about a deincrease in violent crime reports. GPD Chief Tony Jones presented the departments goals and accomplishments to about 40 residents at Gainesville High School on Tuesday evening. Jones said the increase in violent crime reports by 8.4 percent is due in part to the sucwhich mostly involve theft from unlocked vehicles, decreased by 3.5 percent from last year, he said. Jones said the department has closure rates above the national average, with 100 percent of homicide cases closed. Jones said Gainesville saw four homicides in 2017, an anomaly to the usual two a year. Jones also announced the department will department will use surveys and input from GPD staff and Gainesville residents and already had tablets and laptops set up at the town hall for anonymous feedback. It will give us some benchmarks that we years, Jones said in an interview. You always gotta have a roadmap of where youre going. located positions, which Jones attributes to a retirement, and few new recruits have taken their places. Jones said federal agencies have said. Jones also updated residents on the departments 2012 Disproportionate Minority Contact Initiative, which reduced the arrests of black youth by 57.3 percent from 2014 to 2017. Jones attributed the initiatives success to programs youth and mentorship. What we try to do is tear down that barrier so that we can communicate, he said. Fitts, a 22-year-old Gainesville resident, said GPD should give east Gainesville students an equal opportunity to those of west Gainesville. Theres an issue with equal enforcement, she said. Even though its 2018, race is still a Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffA FLOWING FIRE See the story, pg. 4. SEE TOWN HALL, PAGE 5


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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?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. 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. Libraries closed for Easter Alachua County Library District will be closed for Easter 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 352-273-4450. 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 352-334-3900. 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. 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. VOLUME 112 ISSUE 73NEWSROOM 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


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 Inside fl Inside Wednesday, March 28, 2018 rf nt br rf n nYour campus connection for all things UF Starting the search for summer camps for your school-age children? UFHR Communication Services and WorkLife has designed a quickand-easy online reference for UF faculty and sta parents. Visit the WorkLife at UF website at to learn more. e University of Floridas Dairy Unit invites you to the 5th Family Day at the Dairy Farm on Mar. 31. is annual event is an open house to visit a working dairy farm. ere will be 20 stations with educational informa tion, staed by professors, graduate students and volunteers. Attendees can expect a funlled, educational experience with research ers and veterinarians who work to improve Floridas dairy production, animal welfare and environmental sustainability. e event will begin at 9 a.m. and is located at 13515 NW CR-237 in Alachua. Family Day at the Dairy Farm is presented by University of Floridas Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences, with support from Flor ida Dairy Farmers. For more information, visit: FamilyDayattheDairyFarm Visit to learn the minimum requirements mobile devices must have in order to connect to UFs Wi-Fi. e UF Computing Help Desk also has connectivity instructions available online at connectivity-instructions to help you get connected. e UF Computing Help Desk oers technical consulting if youre having trouble getting connected or prefer hands-on help. Reach them 24/7 by phone (352-392-HELP/4357) or email ( Walk-in hours at HUB 132 are Monday through ursday from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., and weekends from noon to 6 p.m.tbn n nn While the timeframe for each of these searches will vary slightly based on scheduling availability, in general, each will follow a similar process that includes preliminary interviews with the search committee as well as opportunities for top candi dates to engage with the campus community and to interview with key stakeholders. All of the positions will remain open until lled and the university hopes to have all positions lled and ready to go by the beginning of the fall semes ter, if not earlier. Faculty and sta interested in engaging with any of the nalists should be on the lookout for announcements of campus visits in campus commu nications. Four UF cabinet-level searches are currently underway and expected to be lled within the coming months. In January, Jane Adams UFs current Vice Pres ident for University Relations, announced she would retire from UF in April after more than 13 years of exemplary service at the University of Florida. As part of the search to ll her role, Pres ident Fuchs has established two leadership posi tionsa Vice President for Strategic Communi cations and Marketing as well as a Vice President for Government and Community Relations. In November, the university also announced searches to ll the Vice President and General Counsel as well as a Chief Diversity Ocer and Senior Advisor to the President. On Friday, Mar. 30 Bike to Campus Day the UF Oce of Sustainability will welcome bike commuters with free breakfast and infor mation about the Gator Go: Bikes program at the Plaza of the Americas from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. On Saturday, Mar. 31, a community bike ride will be held from UF to Depot Park. e all-ages ride will take participants to bicycle infrastructure and friendly roads that make UF and Gainesville one of the best cities to bike. e ride will start at the Plaza of the Americas at 9 a.m. and conclude in Depot Park at ap proximately 9:30 a.m. For more information about UF Bike Month, please visit events/uf-bike-month or email n bn e S.A.F.E. (Self-Defense Awareness and Familiarization Exchange) program is taught by a nationally certied instructor who is dedicated to helping members of the com munity become more aware of and better fa miliar with basic self-defense concepts. e course is a 2-hour class geared toward adult and teenage women. e class starts with a short introduction video, then progresses into a one and a half hour physical self-de fense familiarization presentation. e class is free, but enrollment is limited to ensure the highest level of quality instruc tion. Below are the following classes in the Spring semester. ursday, Mar. 29 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Apr. 11 6:00 p.m. Monday, Apr. 30 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 14 6:00 p.m. All classes will be held at the UFPD Com munity Services Division classroom (Build ing 596). e UFPD is located at the corner of Museum Road and Newell Drive. For more information or to register, please email the program coordinator, Ocer Susan Pratt, at Please provide your name, email address, phone number, and which class dates you would like to attend. n The following is a paid advertisement


4 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 GUIDE TO DINING OUT BREAKFASTBagels & NoodlesServing breakfast and fresh bagels 6:30 am 3:00 pm. Serving Vietnamese cuisine Pho noodle soup and more. 11 am 9 pm. 1222 W. University Ave. WORLDCivilizationRide the rail trail to its Northern end and discover lots of vegetarian dishes, espresso drinks, housemade desserts, craft beer and sustainable wine. Dine inside the historic Gulf Oil building or outside under the modern portico. 1511 NW 2nd Street. Open for lunch 11-2, Tues-Fri & for dinner 5:30-9 Tues-Sat. welcometocivilization.comORGANICDaily GreenFresh, unique, organic, food! Soups, salads, homemade sweets, juices and smoothies. Vegan/gluten free options. Like us on Facebook. 436 SE 2nd St. w-sat 11-7, sun brunch 10-3 ITALIANManuels Vintage Room check out one of the best wine lists in town. the chef to put out nothing but goodness from the kitchen using fresh, simple, and local Dinners and private parties for lunch or dinner. Open Tues-Sat 5pm-10pm, Sun 5pm-9pm. 6 South Main St. (352) 375-7372SOUTHERNThe Yearling RestaurantSince 1952 Gators have been coming to grandparents, or greatgrandparents went to frog legs, duck, quail + venison + a wide famous sour orange pie. Now that is a meal Contact Alligator Advertising to feature your business here 352-376-4482 DINING ITALIAN COFFEEMaudes Classic Cafe parking. Indoor and Outdoor seating. Next to the Hippodrome. 336-9649 Introducing the Side excellent wine selection. Open Late FROZEN TREATSKarma Cream ice cream in town! We also have an impressive selection of organic vegan ice cream, baked goods, sandwiches, fair trade coffee, tea, organic beer and free WI-FI. Mon-Fri 8am-11pm Sat&Sun 10am-11pm By Madi SpectorAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Sam Konchans neighbors called the police on him, he said he wasnt committing arson. hula hoop around his body. Konchan, a 21-year-old UF botany junior, has been performing with has been playing with props since his sister left her batons unattended when he was 12 years old. In the summer of 2015, while he was at Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, he was drawn to a girls LED hula-hoop performance. As he watched her roll the illuminated hoop from her forearm across her chest, like basketball players with balls, Konchan was mesmerized. After the festival, Konchan practiced tricks for hours each day. Three years later, hes improved his techford Terrace II Apartments, at Depot Park, as well as on the Plaza of the Americas. He usually does it at night when its easier to see at West Side Park. Konchan started his journey with a prop of tethered weights called poi, which is manipulated to look hula hoops, which have three to four wicked prongs, and a dragon staff, or a metal rod with pinwheel-like ends that can be twirled in the air. Practicing brings him peace, Konchan said. Its this meditative state. Its a zone really hard on the present. was at the 2017 Imagine Music Festival in Atlanta. He walked around wearing multi-colored sequined leggings and fake pink scales painted on his body. Konchan worked as an unpaid character actor dressed as a merman and performed with LED props. It was great to be a part of something I believed in, he said. I love the vibe of people being themselves and opening themselves up. He plans to return to the festival in 2019 as the leader of a group of roaming character actors. In 2020, former. Konchan said his family and friends have been supportive of his passion. He has received some negative jeers from strangers, who called him a f--, but he said he found the comments immature. He knows the across the globe, is accepting. A Circles, currently has about 30,000 members, he said. Another local performer, AJ arts for four years. He and Konchan met three years ago in a Gainesville biance. The two are also part of a mance Art that includes 10 people from Gainesville and Jacksonville. Henry learned to breathe and Stuart, Virginia. He said he became addicted to practicing. There are numerous safety precautions when performing, he said. ization, so he always has someone anything goes wrong. For Henry, the community offers lifelong friendships. When I go to a festival or a show in a different city, I know that I will either know someone there, or I will be able to make new friends, he said. In the future, Konchan sees himself possibly working for The Walt Disney Co. as a performer. He said tice because he thinks it brings people together. With cellphones and technology now, people have a hard time just sitting down with their eyes closed having something active and moving in calm states, it gives you time to zone in and be really peaceful.


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 REDUCE YOUR SHOWERTIME BY 2 MINUTESpreserve water TICK.TOCK. THOMAS KUNTZ WAS CHOSEN AS VICE CHAIR. By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff WriterThe UF Board of Trustees unanimously selected an Iranian immigrant as its next chairman in a meeting last Friday. Mori Hosseini, the CEO of a construction company named Intervest Construction Inc., was nominated by the boards current chairman, Bill Heavener. Hosseini will assume his new role July 1, UF spokesperson Margot Winick, wrote in an email. A new chair is chosen every two years, Winick said. Trustees volunteer to serve on the board and do not get paid, according to bylaws. Prior to coming to UF in 2016, Hosseini was chairman for other boards, including the Board of Governors of the State University System of Florida and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida. UF President Kent Fuchs said that as an immigrant from Iran, Hosseini recognized the immense value in a college education as a means to a better life. Were very, very fortunate that he is the (next) chair of our board, Fuchs said. in England for a few years before receiving his masters in business administration from Embry-Riddle in 1982. Two years before he graduated, he founded Intervest Construction Inc. in Daytona. As a chairman-elect, Hosseini nominated board member Thomas Kuntz, also elected unanimously, to serve as vice chair. Kuntz, also a former chairman for the Board of Governors, joined the board this Spring after being appointed by Gov. Rick Scott in January, according to Alligator archives. Fuchs said Hosseini is invested in improving Floridas higher education and regularly meets with Gov. Rick Scott and other politicians in Tallahassee about getting more funding for state universities in his free time. The word passionate is really the only word I can think of, Fuchs said. @_ElohEl enasby@alligator.orgUF Board of Trustees votes in new chairman for two-year term Mori Hosseini THE ATTEMPTED BATTERY TOOK PLACE AT SLEEP INN AND SUITES. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville man was arrested a Tuesday after a hotel clerk was attacked Monday morning. Gainesville Police said he left his phone at the scene. Anthony Carl Williams, 38, walked into the lobby of Sleep Inn and Suites, at 4110 SW 40th Blvd., at about 2 a.m. and sat near the clerk, as, a GPD spokesperson, wrote in an email. He whispered about House, and she told him they were out of rooms to rent and asked him to leave, according to an arrest report. He refused to leave, and after she asked again, Williams took out a Bible and started talking about Christianity, police said. The clerk told police Williams walked in and out of the restroom and then grabbed her by the neck with both hands, dragging her to the hotels kitchen, according to the report. She struggled to free herself and screamed for help as he dragged her to the kitchen of the hotels dining room, took off her sweater and started unbuttoning her blouse, police said. A hotel guest heard the struggle and walked in, causing Williams to said. He left his phone behind, and police used a search warrant to go through the phone and identify Williams, according to the report. The clerks neck, stomach and left forearm were cut during the attack, police said. near the hotel told police they saw saw him on security camera footage wearing the same clothes the clerk described, according to the report. The witness from the restaurant picked Williams out of a photo lineup, but the clerk chose a different person, according to the report. Police didnt interview Williams about the crime because he was unHe also faces a charge of attempted sexual battery, a charge of false imprisonment and kidnapping, according to the GPD report. Williams was arrested Tuesday by Alachua County Sheriffs Ofequipment possession or use, according to court records. Williams was taken to the Alachua County Jail where he remains, as of press time, in lieu of a $4,000 bond.GPD arrests man a day after hotel clerk assaulted Williams By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterSenate unanimously passed a resolution declaring support for early voting locations on college campuses Tuesday night. Now that the resolution, cowritten by senators and sponsored by groups like Chomp the Vote and the Vote Everywhere Ambassadors, is passed, it will be sent to several Florida universities as well Rick Scott, Rep. Chuck Clemons and Sen. Keith Perry. An early voting forum will be held at 6 p.m. on April 4 in Pugh Hall to offer information about how to pass legislation to allow for early voting locations on campus, said Sen. Sam Jenkins (Inspire, District C), who co-authored the resolution. Sen. Michael Rosen (Impact, Liberal Arts) won the open seat in the Information and Communications Committee in a vote of 43-36 against Jenkins. Senate also unanimously passed a $572.99 bill for Lucha Latina, a new student organization aiming to help Latinas prepare for interviews and create bonds through a mentorship program. Sen. Maria Perez (Impact, District D), who also serves as the president of the organization, said the purpose is to reach out to the community but also prepare its members. She wants to create a scholarship program for high school seniors in the area and help students prepare for the college application process. We want to be able to create a safe space not only for Latinas, but all UF students, Perez said.Senate supports early voting at UF big issue, and GPD isnt equal in its hiring and arrests. Mayor Lauren Poe attended the town hall to hear from both they serve, he said. We always know we can do better. We take our job very seriously here, Poe said. We got a great leader in the chief, and well constantly be trying to improve. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgAbout 40 people attendedTOWN HALL, from pg. 1Announcements made during Jones presentation: GPD stopped using Pressure Point Control Technique, which is used to deescalate potentially violent suspects by manipulating pressure points, in 2017. guidelines. The departments Student Resource the Year by the Florida Association of GPD is looking to transition patrol vehicles from Dodge Chargers to Ford


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 WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 Dont forget about Puerto RicoEver since Hurricane Maria struck Puerto Rico Sept. 20, the island and its people have struggled to get by. It was the most powerful storm in about a century, and the island of about 3 million people was struck head on. You may assume that in six months things have gotten back to normal, but some residents in Puerto Rico are still without water, shelter and power. In the town of Yabucoa, where 35,000 people sat through the eye of the storm, just 35 percent of the town is energized, according to Mother Jones. The town is providing water to its citizens by using 25 throughout the town, including piles of debris near city hall. According to The New York Times, the hurricane knocked out all electricity for nearly 70 percent of all households and 7 percent of the islands population still has no power, according to the Los Angeles Times. ricanes Irma and Maria, they would need nearly $95 billion to rebuild the island. But the money received hasnt been that the federal government isnt doing enough to help with recovery. If Florida got hit as Puerto Rico did, we wouldnt be writing this editorial. The Red Cross would have stepped in. The National Guard would be working to help people from their homes and distribute food and water. The government would have passed emergency funding to ensure available resources for power and restoration of available water. You saw this afresidents and make sure supplies were ready. island than a part of the contiguous U.S., we need to do more. And we need to start with representation. Out of the 540 people who represent the U.S. and its territories in Congress, only one person goes to the Capitol on behalf of Puerto Rico. Her name is Jenniffer Gonzlez-Coln, and she has no vote. And shes not the only one. Representatives for Washington, D.C.; American Samoa, Guam; the U.S. Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands also And while these representatives can propose legislation views its territories: as second-class. Dont forget about Puerto Rico. But most importantly, dont forget about the people. While some are still on the island waiting patiently, thousands have left. The majority of the migrants have come to Florida, according to CNN. We must be conscientious of this. We must keep this in mind and try to help as much as possible. In an op-ed column in The New York Times, Daiza Aponte Torres, who is living in a New York hotel with her two daughmy children, but the request was denied twice. the political level it faces an uphill battle for representation. Its on us to make sure they feel welcome and ask our legislators to represent the voice of Puerto Rico. This past weekend, I watched a lot of epishow are like potato chips just one is never enough. And, pretty soon a third of the bag is gone. Thats how this weekend sodes in a row. Its one of the most uncomfortable yet compelling things Ive ever watched. I have to restrain myself from yelling at the TV during almost every episode. Usually, my aggression is toward Michael Scott for doing things like kissing Oscar or promising young African American children he could pay for their college tuition when hes deeply in debt. Theres show that can elicit a cringe and a laugh so effortlessly at the same time. esting. Some of the most memorable scenes and storylines chael and Holly, Dwight and Angela, Andy and Erin. The list goes on. acters of the show favored consisted of two radically homogenous people with similar tastes, senses of humor and personalities. Jim and Pam goof off and see the absurdity in modern corporate life; Dwight and Angela hate everything and everyone except each other; Michael and Holly never grew up. lates to love and romance in the real world. True happiness for instance, discovered the people they were with, Karen and Roy, respectively, werent their true loves; they were one. They discovered they were meant for each other and couldnt exist or live full lives without each other. Their romance is sweet; not rooting for them is like not wanting the Rebels to defeat the Empire. But relationships into something they are not and can never be. Relationships are not glamorous, divine or messianic; relationships are not always wonderful and fun. Relationships are like gardens, not theme parks. They take cultivation, the labor. My girlfriend and I have dated for almost four years now, and it has not always been pretty. Sometimes I wondered if we should break up; we have had disagreewanted to be around each other. Im glad we have remained together, but why should we expect any different? We are We are bound to have problems. Indeed, we should expect them, not naively think we can pass over them. of trouble. We have a fairytale conception of love. The erything would be better. What happens, though, when the feelings of love diminish as they always do? Because we expect love to be nothing but bliss, we struggle to account or why we dont always want to be around them. matter, does not show this side of the coin. Our culture associates love with feelings and wonders why love is so hard we have no idea where it comes from or where it is going. ship off of them is to inevitably bury yourself in quicksand. Love is a lot of ambiguous things, but I know it is more than feelings. I wish I could tell Michael Scott that. Scott Stinson is a UF English junior. His column focuses on popular culture.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Scott


Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheAlligator. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 Playlist:Essential tracks to get you into local music, pg. 9 .Where to spend your weekend: Read about art and music events happening this weekend, pg. 8.WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheFloridaAve. By Natalie Rao Avenue EditorEach Spring, UFs Phi Kappa Tau chapter turns from normal fraternity house to lush paradise with nearly 100,000 pounds of sand included. The tropical transformation is Phi Kappa Taus Oasis, a yearly party and concert that brings impressive electronic performers to Gainesville. Previous headliners include Kap Slap, Project 46, Candyland, Sam Feldt and SNBRN, with the headliner growing more popular each year. The annual event will take place from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Friday, with $10 tickets available from fraternity members (more information on how to get tickets is available on the Facebook event page.) Local performers Les Voss and Netgate will provide opening support for the show. Crankdat, one of electronic musics fastest rising producers known for both diverse originals and unique Re-Cranks and remixes, will headline Oasis this year. At just 21, Crankdat may be younger than a handful of the students hell perform for Friday. This youth shines through in the vibrancy of his releases, which push the limits of production while still maintaining a clean sound design beyond his years. The artist has proven time and time again he can dive deep as well as dial it back. He has experimented in genres like trap, bass house, electro house, dubstep and future. No matter the style, Crankdat always seems to do it justice while simultaneously breathing new life into the sound. Here are some of his best tracks: Need Somebody This is one of Crankdats most recent releases, and it could be one of his best. He turns up the bass for a ferocious foundation while tying in higher-pitched, distorted synths that keep things unexpected. I Hold Still (with Jauz, feat. Slushii) Last summer, Crankdat teamed up with Jauz for one of the most exciting bass collaborations of the year. Together they created a song thats both uplifting and heavy-hitting, with a light intro leading into a powerful bass house drop. Joyryde The Box (Crankdat Re-Crank) Any doubt in Crankdats range of sound is squashed with his remix of The Box. The drop is absolutely relentless with gritty bass kicks, heavy percussion and varying vocal samples dropped in throughout. Lil Yachty 1 Night (Crankdat ReCrank) Although Lil Yachtys voice is recognizable, the radiant synth melodies and bouncy percussion of this remix make for a reinvented sound thatll have you smiling and dancing all at once. Game Over (with Lookas) The name of this 2016 collaboration with Lookas is no surprise the furious-paced production and ominous overall sound alyptic video game. With nearly 3 million plays on Spotify, fans seem to agree. Dollars As one of his most popular releases with more than 1.5 million streams on Spotify, Dollars is also one of Crankdats most fun. With a production style that doesnt take itself too seriously and lyrics that are impossible not to sing along to, we hope this one is a shoe-in for his set Friday.Electronic producer Crankdat to perform in GainesvilleHere are six of his songs you must hear before Fridays showBy Emma WitmerAvenue WriterBig Freedia is coming to High Dive tonight with all of the hype and booty shaking that fans know and love. Local artists Hugo $anchez and Prayze will be opening for the New Orleans-based rapper. The doors for the show open at 8 p.m., and the show begins at 8:30 p.m. As always, High Dive shows are open to guests 18 years or older, and those under 21 will be charged an additional $3 fee. Tickets for the show are available for $17 at and the High Dive box ofHear Again Records for an additional $1 charge. Big Freedia is an energetic rapper who shatters crowds with fast-paced, crowd-interactive bounce music meant to get audiences moving and shaking. Big Freedia is also known for addressing social issues within her music, particularly regarding LGBTQ issues. While Big Freedia uses femiton Post in 2014 she prefers not to be categorized by gender. People get confused by if I am he or she, Big Freedia said in an opening monologue for the song Explode. I am more than just Big Freedia. I am more than just Queen Diva. I am more than just Freddie Ross. I am me, the Queen of Bounce said. Big Freedias opener Hugo $anchez is an ever-expanding Gainesville hip-hop artist whose themes often grapple with politics and social justice matters as well. His most recent album, Bad Hombres, delves into those topics. I think that art, for a long time, has had responsibility to shine a light on issues and express things that are artist has always been to observe whats going on around you, $anchez said. $anchez approaches these topics with a modern take on a 90s sound. The rapper gets inspiration from old cartoons, video games, music videos and other millennial retro subject matter. Im really just in love with that aesthetic for a lot of reasons, you know, $anchez said. First of all, the sound artistically it really appeals to me, but also it intrigues me the way that its subversive, you know. There was a lot of bad stuff happening in the 90s. It wasnt that great of a time. Sanchez said exploring media from his childhood has allowed him to peel back a curtain and see the effects of a lack of minority representation in that time. I realized as a Latino, as a brownskinned man, that the only time I saw minorities in ads or in commercials was in a food commercial or dancing or something, $anchez said. For a long time, the media and society have been telling people of color that they only. Theyve been telling women the same thing ... I think all of that is crumbling now. For this same reason, $anchez said he feels connected to the 60s as an era of social unrest and youth activism. Despite the problems that they had, despite the struggles that they ing class was at the time, the art still came through, $anchez said. Despite his frustrations with the slow progress in minority representation, $anchez said he feels encouraged by the uptake in youth activism today, particularly surrounding the #NeverAgain movement against gun violence. Its like these young protesters are saying, $anchez said. The older generations are failing us, and its because we havent jumped into the In addition to his performance with Big Freedia, $anchez has several projects in the works. He is working on music videos and a new hip-hop album, which will be titled The Burp Stack Rack Files. $anchez is also working with other artists to expand beyond the hip-hop genre into a more rock and soul sound.Big Freedia Queen of Bounce to perform tonight at High Dive MUSIC Courtesy to The AlligatorBig Freedia, who is largely credited with popularizing New Orleans bounce genre, will perform tonight.


By Natalie RaoAvenue EditorThis weekend, Gainesville is allowing you to do more than simply look for treatconcerts, events and mini-festivals leading No matter how you enjoy spending your time whether your thing is experimental electronic music, opera or art youll March 29: An Evening with Friends at the University Gallery This event for the Friends of Art + University Gallery, located at 400 SW 13 featuring work by both faculty and locals March 29: COFRESI, SIDE TRAKD and Losa Folk at High Dive With an experimental sound that pulls from atmospheric synth melodies, skittering percussion and heavily distorted consistently breathes fresh air into elecno two songs sound the same as the artist dips into genres like trap, future bass, bring that sound to High Dive, located at will also feature local performers opening: March 30: PhaseOne at Simons Diehard electronic fans can keep way from Australia, electronic producer PhaseOne is traveling half a world from home to perform at Simons, located at 8 heaviest in the game right now, as he fuses the in-your-face, rumbling basslines of dubstep with the ferocious guitar, percussion and vocals of heavy metal to create a ruthless signature that has brought him March 30 and 31: The Barber of Seville at the University Auditorium The UF Opera Theatre will show a coat the University Auditorium, located at friendly performance will be held at 7:30 can be found at the Performing Arts Box March 31: Spring Full Moon Fest nitude Brewing Company, located at 1220 will also come together to host the third March 31: Mindwalk at Heartwood Soundstage with musicians of all ages, will bring its talent to Heartwood Soundstage, located Courtesy to The AlligatorAustralia-based artist PhaseOnes fusion of heavy metal and bass music has taken him on tour all around the world. 8 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 April 14th10am 3pmExperience: Big cat feeding, Warthog Races, 28 rare & endangered species!PDQ, Cilantro Taco, Taste Tickets at door $10 12 & over $5 under 12 100% of proceeds go to animal care 8528 E Country Rd 225 more info at: @CarsonSpringsWildlife The best events to attend this weekend in Gainesville LOCAL


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 Courtesy to The AlligatorFlipturn is just one of many local bands making waves in Gainesville. Their most recent single, Churches, dropped in February. Find it on Spotify. By Emma Witmer Avenue WriterIf you love music and youre sick of the radio, check this out. Gainesville is home to a talented and diverse array of musicians who are churning out quality jams right under your nose. Maybe youve caught them at a show at The Atlantic, Dance Marathon or High Dive but never looked them up. Or maybe youve made it to massive events like Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival only to realize the talented group youre seeing is actually from your college town. Listening to local artists not only exposes you to new music, but it also allows Gainesville to continue to be the cradle of creativity it is today. And if one thing is for certain, some of these bands wont always be in Gainesville playing affordable shows at local venues, so theres no time like the present to get familiar with them. From socially conscious rap to soulful big band to modern indie rock, theres a local group for everyone in Gainesville. Diving into the vibrant local scene may seem overwhelming, so heres some essentials to get you started... Flipturn Vanilla The Hails Younger Retrolux Silhouettes Pearl and the Oysters Lake Alice Alumine Lele Hugo $anchez Brown Privelege The Savants of Soul Mr. Medicine Man Flipturn Churches The Hails Parking Lot The Savants of Soul Second Chance Lover Whale Feral Alice Alumine Cmo Te Ves Pearl and the Oysters Melinda Melinda Retrolux 21 Flipturn Hypoxia Hugo $anchez Lil Tony Danza Of course, there are even more artists and music developing all the time in the Gainesville area. This just scratches the surface of the talent in our town.Avenues Essential Playlist of talented local musicians MUSIC


10 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 By Natalie WeymouthAlligator Contributing WriterSimilarly to how they do it when their owners arrive home, more than 50 four-legged friends bolted through the gates of Dogwood Park on Saturday morning as soon as they were released from their leashes. The dogs were looking for treats. But instead of having to make googly eyes and beg, they had to scour the park for hunhunt at Dogwood Park & Daycare, at 5505 SW Archer Road, raised $3,186 for Gainesville Pet Rescue, Danielle Cummings, the developmental coordinator at Gainesville Pet Rescue, wrote in an email. Families paid $10 for $5 for each additional dog. the pet rescues efforts to save homeless, sick or injured animals in Alachua County, Cummings said. The donations went toward veterinary services or products from business. Dogs posed for a photo booth in front of a pastel backdrop with bunny ears and a basket of eggs. Deirdre, a 1-year-old black lab mix, jumped straight into the water after being unhooked from her leash. She passed by about 20 multicolored plastic eggs even realizing. None of the dogs seemed to their owners who were competitive. One dog owner carried a plastic grocery bag with more than 40 eggs inside. By the end of the hunt, Deirdre, now covered in mud, only collected about eight. mom attitude, said 24-year-old Lois Schwartz, Deirdres owner. really there to help support other can also have fun. The dog and owner who found the most eggs were awarded a three-month membership to Dogwood Park & Daycare. Dogwood members receive discounted prices for park entry, boarding and daycare. Second place received two free nights of boarding, and third place received a bath card good for 10 baths at the self-service station. The hunt lasted for a little more than an hour. Volunteers were available after to bathe the muddy pups in exchange for a donation to the rescue. doggy baths, Schwartz said. Deirdre didnt have to get back in the car smelling all gross.Doggy Easter egg hunt raises money for local pet rescueNatalie Weymouth / Alligator By Megan RickerAlligator Contributing WriterFloridians want to buy locally grown plants, and theyre willing to pay more for them, according to a recent study. A UF researcher asked 87 state residents to pick between different plants, including blueberry bushes, pineapple plants and kiwi vines. Some plants were grown locally and labeled with a Fresh From Florida sticker while the rest were imported. Hayk Khachatryan, the UF Food assistant professor who led the study, wanted to see whether the label affected peoples purchasing decisions. As the participants viewed images of the plants on a computer screen, a camera tracked how often they glanced at features, including the Fresh From Florida label. Khachatryan said the study, which was published online Dec. 29, found consumers were willing to pay $7.17 to $7.22 more for plants with the logo than imported plants. The starting price for the plants was $15.98, the study said. Consumers associate locally grown the local economy, he said. Nursery, Growers and Landscape Association, wrote in an email that the association was interested in understanding how the research would impact the industry. Membership for producers to use the logo is $50 per year, he added. Retailers and landscape professionsales and increased awareness, Bolusky said. pay $7 more for local plants By Jessica CurbeloAlligator Contributing WriterAfter 12 hours under the sun, Cadet Jett Wright was exhausted. His muscles felt sore after competing in four sports throughout the day. But he knew every athletic match was leading up to a special moment in which he would Despite never winning the gold during his time at UF, the business senior had a hunch this year would be different. He was right. Training Corps team won the Lime Cup, a major sports competition held between AFROTC cadets. The last time the 14-person UF team won the tournament was 30 years ago in 1988, said Cadet Andrew Holland, a team co-captain. year, said 22-year-old Wright, the other team co-captain. Seven schools in Florida and southern Georgia competed at the University of Central Florileyball, basketball, football and soccer. The UF team took the cup from the reigning by nine points, said Holland, a UF construction management junior. onds left on the clock. They beat the University of Central Florida, which hadnt lost football in buzzer of the match rang, UF had won the cup by a mile, announcers yelled.


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12 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to and Mastercard accepted. Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at 6-21-18-55-14 HIRING home/office/apartment cleaners(mf and every other sat). Day and night shifts available. Must own a car. weekly pay $8.50/ hr. if interested please call 352-214-0868 3-30-18-32-14 Psyhologial Assistant/Psychometrician Neuropsychology Min Bachelor's degree in Psychology. Administration and scoring of IQ, Memory, neuropsychological tests to children & adults. Requires accuracy good people skills. Will provide 2-3 months of training for min. one yr. commitment in paid position. Letter of interest and vita to 3-30-18-7-14 Seeking Friendly, Dependable, Team Orientated Employees for Fast Casual Salad/Sandwich Store. $8.50/HR to start w/FREE SHIFT MEAL. Rotating Week-ends. Apply IN PERSON @ HoneyBaked Ham 618 NW 60th St, or EMAIL 3-3018-3-14 15 Services Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $3.00 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. Affordable Attorney12 Years Experience Call or Text Sam 24/7 904.600.2683 4-2517-86-15 Want to be a CNA? Dont want to wait? Express Training Services now offers a CNA class which can be completed in one weekend. Perfect for busy college students. www. 4-25-1743-15 PREVENTIVE CARE DISABILITY EVALUATIONS AND PROGRAM FOR AUTISM. Call 352-275-8171 3-30-12-15 16 Health Services HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee)DRUG PROBLEM?WE CAN HELP! 24 HOURS 7 DAYSCALL NARCOTICS ANONYMOUS1-866352-5323 352-376-8008 Need CPR Training?(352) 727-4733 CNA Prep Classes from 7-3-17-108-16 Another Saturday night without a date? Read The Alligator. STEAM Play-Based Day Camp HIRING for Summer Master Builder Camp is for kids who like to build and make stuff! For more info visit: 4-6-18-1014 Sun Country Sports is hiring for summer! Camp Counselors, Swim, Gymnastics, Office, Rockwall, Cleaning. Apply: suncoun 4-16-18-14-14 Hiring Telephone Interviewers for UF! Seeking telephone interviewers to collect information on a variety of subjects including, but not limited to, academic and business research, health care, and transportation. Pay ranges from $9.75 $10.25 per hour + performance incentive + Paid Training. Search Telephone Interviewer on Gator Jobs! 4-23-18-16-14 Oak Hall School is seeking energetic, creative, and enthusiastic individuals with a love for children to staff its summer camp program. For a complete listing of positions visit Interview process begins April 14th. 4-13-18-11-14 Archaeologists Needed!Work in Gainesville area. Applicant must be in good physical condition. Anthropology majors preferred. Full or Part-time (full days). Contact Wes (713-822-3637). 3-30-18-4-14 NEEDED: 3.5 HOURS, 1X PER WEEK TYPE, FILE, OFFICE WORK under my direction at home on Archer Rd. Informal. Must be very good w/Win 10 on my laptop. English composition. I have references. $50/session, paid daily. 352-575-4508 3-28-18-3-14 1. U.S. CITIES: Which U.S. city is popularly known as Beantown? 2. MUSIC: What was the best-selling music single of all time? 3. MYTHOLOGY: In Greek mythology, how many graces are there? 4. TRANSPORTATION: Which major airport is known by the three-letter code DCA? 5. TELEVISION: What are the names of the two Muppet characters that heckle the cast from their balcony seats? 6. LITERATURE: What is the first name of Agatha Christies detective Miss Marple? 7. PSYCHOLOGY: What is triskaidekaphobia? 8. GEOGRAPHY: What is the largest freshwater body in Africa? 9. GENERAL KNOWLEDGE: What was the strongest earthquake recorded? 10. TOYS & GAMES: What is the main ingredient of Silly Putty? Answers 1. Boston 2. Candle in the Wind (1997, Elton John) 3. Three: Aglaia, Euphrosyne and Thalia 4. Washington National Airport 5. Statler and Waldorf 6. Jane 7. Fear of the number 13 8. Lake Victoria 9. 9.5 magnitude, near Valdivia, Chile, in 1960 10. Silicone 2018 King Features Synd., Inc. March 26, 2018King Features Weekly Service 14 Help Wanted 14 Help Wanted 14 Help Wanted 16 Health Services 16 Health Services


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All-American pitcher Kelly Barnhill and the rest of Florida's softball team is facing FIU today in a doubleheader starting at 4 p.m. Hudson declares for draft, Egbunu not returningFlorida guard Jalen Hudson gible to return to the Gators next season. Center John Egbunu will not be back Follow us for updates follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, MARCH 28, 2018 Andrew HuangSports WriterEighteen former Florida football players will have the chance to impress NFL scouts this morning at UFs annual pro day. Defensive lineman Taven Bryan and wide receiver Antonio Callaway headline the 2018 group of Gators looking to boost their draft stock. The 6-foot-4, 291-pound Bryan a pro played in all 11 games for Florida a season leaders in tackles, tackles for loss, sacks and quarterback hurries. His four sacks tied for the second most on the team last year behind defensive lineman CeCe Jefferson (4.5), and he also forced a team-high 22 yards lost off his sacks. Callaway, on the other hand, was suspended the entire 2017 season for his alleged involvement in a credit card scam along with eight of his teammates. Before missing his junior year, he led Florida in receiving yards as a freshman and sophomore. His 1,399 receiving yards in that span were nearly twice as much as the next closest receiver. Brandon Powell another pro day participant was second behind Callaway with a combined 777 receiving yards in 2015 and 2016. Powell added a career-high 406 receiving yards as a senior in 2017. Senior Duke Dawson is one of six defensive backs taking part in pro day. Dawson grabbed four interceptions (tied for a team-high) in 2017, including one he returned for a touchdown against Michigan on Sept. 2. He recorded pick-sixes on three of his six total career interceptions. Marcell Harris and Nick Washington, two Former UF players hoping to impress NFL teams at pro daySEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16BASEBALLBy Morgan McMullenSports Writer modest lead off of second base in the bottom of the fourth inning. Afline and into the corner, the precious scoring opportunity couldve been the only one Florida would have for the rest of the game, for all he knew. After catcher JJ Schwarz grounded Austin Langworthy took a cut on his toward Aplin. This time, however, the 220-pound senior couldnt get to the Dalton sprinted to third, rounded the corner and headed home. FSU ball and heaved it to the plate. Catcher Cal Raleigh snagged the throw on a short hop just in front of the dish and turned desperately to apply the tag on Dalton. But there was no catching the Flormotion, jumped into the air, spun 360 degrees in midair and hopped around before slapping UF second baseman Blake Reeses hand in celebration. The run proved to be the most consequential play of a 1-0 Florida win over the No. 5 Seminoles (20-6, 5-4 ACC) in Jacksonville on Tuesday. The No. 2 Gators (22-5, 4-2 SEC) started freshman Jack Leftwich on the mound in the rivals second matchup of the season. After getting smacked runs and four walks given up in 2.2 innings against UCF on March 6), Leftwich received the responsibility of squaring off against FSU with poise. The right-hander spun a near-perfect Seminoles batters. Leftwich perhaps couldve gone further into the game, but coach Kevin OSullivan made the decision to pull him once Leftwich developed pitching hand. Leftwich credited his tendency to get ahead in the count as a big component to his dominant outing. I talked to (pitcher Brady) Singer and all those guys, and he just said, 'Youve gotta focus on every pitch, Dalton's lone run helps Florida squeak by Florida State Courtesy of UAA Communications Florida State. SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 Its about time. Its about damn time. On Tuesday, the NFL took a huge step in the right direction when it or lack thereof, that has haunted the league over the last decade. If you thought I was talkwhat a freaking catch is, you are dead wrong. Im talking about a new targeting rule. Or should I say, the beginning of one. Playing Rule Article 8, a new guideline announced by the NFL on Tuesday, states that if a player initiates contact with his helmet against an opponent, he will be called for a 15-yard penalty and may be ejected from the game. If the player is on defense, it will also result in an automatic It has always puzzled me as to why the NFL wouldnt take that extra step to ensure player safety. Heck, even the NCAA has a targeting penalty that aims to protect defenseless players from hits to the head. But at least its professional counterpart is starting to make the necessary changes as well. While its not the same as college cant hit a defenseless receiver above the shoulders the rule will no doubt make is played. It will help limit severe injuries, like the one Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier received during the 2017 season. In a game against the Cincinnati Ben-NFL takes a step in the right direction on Tuesday regarding player safetyJake's on a Plane / OpinionSEE COLUMN, PAGE 16Jake DreilingerTwitter: @DreilingerJake


WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 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 04/27/18.3914 SW Archer Rd$5 OFFANY $25 PURCHASE352-377-6020 By Alanis ThamesSports WriterThe beat of Lil Waynes Foot 7 Foot fades to silence as Kunle Fasasi wraps his earbuds around his iPhone. He places them inside his orange and blue backpack, whispers a quick prayer and jogs over to Lane 6 inside Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium. Its late in the afternoon on March 10. Kunle and the rest of the Florida lege Station, Texas, for Day 2 of the lay is about to begin, and Kunle is leading off for the Gators. sprinter crouches close to the ground with his arms stretched in front of his body. He places his right heel into the metal footplate on the ground and in the same routine motion pulls his left leg in toward his bowed head. There are three other athletes holding Kunles same position in their respective lanes. He glances at the sprinter to his left. Then at the one on his right. He knows hes looking at an opponent, someone whos aching for his team as badly as he is. But thats not who Kunle sees. 6-foot-1 sprinter wearing a black Nike mesh headband tied at the back of his head. He sees his same black watch wrapped around his right wrist and an orange elastic bracelet hanging on his left. He sees another Kunle Fasasi. self before every race. He makes himself the opponent, and he visualizes it until that image becomes a part of him. Because in his mind, its more about Kunle than anyone else. He has, after all, faced adversity throughout his athletic career. Whether it was a coach who told him he wouldnt succeed or a lack of training resources available to him in his hometown, Kunle only had one mindset throughout his journey to becoming a college athlete. You have to work for what you want, he said. actly what got him here. throughout the indoor track stadium. Kunle straightens his legs and lifts his body into a stationary position. The runner to his left does the same thing. Kunle peeps over at him. He pictures himself at 7 years old, back when he spent most of his days inside his house in the small town of Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Most children in Ile-Ife spend their free time outdoors playing sports, but Kunles interests fell elsewhere. He was a homebody. He preferred staying inside to with his family. He lived with his mom, Motunolder sisters, Biodun and Kemi. and materials science at Obafemi made academics a top priority for his children. Earning good grades was always the No. 1 focus in the Fasasi household. mostly kept to himself in the comfort of his own room. But every now and then, Kunle would sneak away from his open books and study guides to play some friendly games of soccer with his peers. I loved everything about it, he said. His friends always thought he was quick and suggested he start to run track. sions, he decided to give it a try. POW. The sound of the starter gun ripples through the stadium as Kunle and his competitors begin to sprint forward. Kunle feels the runner to his left dash ahead of him. He pictures himself at 17 years old. Olympics were being broadcast on local television networks in Nigeria. Kunle sat in front of the TV in his living room and waited for the highly anticipated mens 110-meter hurdles to begin. The race featured a pair of veterans in reigning world champion Jason Richardson of the holder and defending Olympic chama 27-year-old from Marietta, Georgia, who had relatively little experience on the big stage. Kunles eyes zeroed in on Merritt, on his chest and cornrows on top of his head. the starting line, pulling away from over each hurdle. He watched as a gold medal in the mens 110-meter plished the feat in 1996. decision to become a track runner. I think I can do this, he said to his father. Kunle started searching for a coach to help him train. He reached out to one local man who refused to help him. He felt that Kunle was too skinny and didnt think he could run. But Kunle persevered, knowing that no part of the journey would be easy. You have to work for what you want, he said. Eventually, he found coach Kunle wanted to train for the hurdles after being inspired by Merritts Olympic race. But Odelusi didnt have access to enough hurdles in Nigeria to train him for that event. He felt that one of Kunles strengths could be endurance, so he decided to days a week. He woke up every morning, said his usual prayer and departed for his 7:30 a.m. training session, which lasted anywhere from two to three he rushed straight from practice to class. One day, a sudden realization hit Kunle. If he was going to reach his full potential as a track athlete, he States. him with the security he needed to participate in sports while also getting a quality education. Hed have the proper resources, the proper training facilities and the proper environment hed need to be successful. Read the rest of this story online at @alanisthames athames@alligator.orgGETTING ON TRACK: Sprinter Kunle Fasasi thriving at UFCourtesy of UAA Communications team. TRACKKunle FasasiEvent: Sprints Class: Junior Hometown: Ile-Ife, Nigeria


16 ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, MARCH 28, 2018 in drills today, both dealt with season-ending injuries in 2017. Harris tore his right Achilles tendon last summer, forcing him to miss the entire year. However, he racked up a team-high 73 tackles and recorded two interceptions in 2016. Washington injured his shoulder against LSU on Oct. 7, and missed the remainder of the seaty and was on pace to set a career high in tackles before getting hurt. Special teams standouts Eddy Pineiro and Johnny Townsend will also participate. Pineiro was a two-year starter for the Gators and led the nation hitting 17 of 18 attempts. A fan favorite, Pineiro made 38 of 43 in Gainesville, including a 5-for-5 mark on kicks 50 yards or longer. Townsend, a punter, affected all three phases of the game for Florida. He led the nation in yards per punt in 2016 and 2017, averaging 47.9 and 47.5 yards, respectively. Other members of UF's 2017 roster participating in pro day are quarterback Malik Zaire, running back Mark Thompson, tight end DeAndre Goolsby, offensive linemen Antonio Riles and Ricardo Benalcazar and defensive backs Joseph Putu and Garrett Stephens. Quarterback Austin Appleby and running back Mark Herndon, who last played for UF in 2016, as well as former NFL defensive back Matt Elam, who last played for UF in 2012, will also take part in drills. While the event isnt open to the public, former Florida wide receiver Chris Doering will be providing coverage of the event for the SEC Network. Pro day is scheduled to start at 9:30 a.m. and will end in the early afternoon. An article from FloridaGators. com contributed to this report. @AndrewJHuang FOOTBALL, from pg. 14Harris to participate in pro day after missing 2017Alligator File PhotoSafety Marcell Harris is one of 18 former Florida football players participating in UF's pro day this morning. gals on Dec. 4, Shazier attempted to tackle Bengals wide receiver Josh Malone, leading with the crown of his helmet. When he made contact, his body instantly went limp and his left hand went toward his spine. He suffered a severe spinal injury, one that over four months later still requires him to occasionally use a wheelchair. With all the pressure the NFL has received over lawsuits dealing with concussions and other head injuries from former players, its no surprise the league would want to implement this new rule. According to NFL injury data, 47 percent of concussions last season came from helmet-to-helmet collisions, a large increase from 33 percent in 2015. Overall, the number of concussions in 2017 was higher than in previous years. A form of the targeting rule was 100 percent necessary in the NFL. The players hit much harder than in college, and the overall impact of those hits can do a lot more damage to the body. I know its just a start, but Im hoping this new targeting rule will actually change the way the league views the seriousness of concussions and the risks caused by tackling the wrong way. Its about time the NFL did something meaningful to start protecting its players. Jake Dreilinger is the assistant sports editor at The Alligator. Contact him at, from pg. 14 Leftwich said in a televised interview after two pitches in for a strike, and then that just sets up the whole at-bat. For FSU right-hander Andrew Karp, nearly perfect wasnt quite perfect enough. The redshirt junior threw hard all eight innings and let up just four hits, including the two in the fourth inning that ultimately led to his second loss of the season. He also struck out seven Florida batters and walked two. The Seminoles threatened to tie the game one last time in the top of the ninth. Two FSU singles set up men on the corners with one out. But UF closer Michael Byrne, who had come on in the eighth inning, struck out Alpin on four pitches and forced Raleigh into a ting Byrne his sixth save of the season. Leftwich, an Orlando native, said that while both schools have a heavy recruiting presence in his hometown, hed been waiting Just being a Gator fan, we dont like FSU that much, he said. BASEBALL, from pg. 14Michael Byrne recorded his sixth save of the season