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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator See the photos from Take Back the NightStudents shared their stories of assault, pg. 8 & 9.St. Francis Pet Care building new clinic They are about $10,000 away from their goal, pg. 3. VITAL SIGNSFlorida gymnast Kennedy Baker has been learning sign language to help her communicate with a hearing-impaired family member, pg. 15.VOLUME 112 ISSUE 77Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida THE SHOP WILL OPEN SUNDAY AT CELEBRATION POINTE. By Robert LewisAlligator Staff WriterTo Emily Fradet, Kilwins means Christmas. Fradet, a 19-year-old UF psychology sophomore, said she visits the sweets and ice cream store during the holidays in St. Augustine with family and friends. This Sunday, a Kilwins store will open at 4949 Celebration Pointe Ave. in Celebration Pointe, a mixed-use development near the intersection of Interstate 75 and Archer Road, said Ralph Conti, one of the developments partners. the development, with others, such as MidiCi The Neapolitan Pizza Company, planned to open in a couple of months, Conti said. The Regal movie theater, which is opening Sunday, will also sell food, as well as alcohol, Conti said. tion Pointe. Theyre a very unique brand. Theyve been around a long time, and they have a following, so were excited to have them, Conti said. Ron Brunette, a Kilwins spokesperson, said the chain of about 130 stores makes its own chocolate and ice cream in Michigan and Ohio. Other items, such as fudge and caramel apples, are made fresh in the store, he said. We strive to make every single location unique, Brunette said. Fradet said she looks forward to enjoying Kilwins caramel apples again soon. Its kind of different from a regular ice cream shop, Fradet said. It has a family atmosphere. Its welcoming. @Lewis__Robert rlewis@alligator.orgBy Nicole CruzAlligator Contributing WriterSteve Szanca received a call in March from a man saying he had some equipment to donate to the North Central Florida YMCA. It wasnt until the man sent him pictures of the professional equipment inside a gym that Szanca realized how tion. The call came from 34-year-old Kyle Gold, president of Alter Ego Fitness, a gym located at 101 SE Second Place. Gold said Alter Ego is expecting to close its Gainesville location by the end of May, and instead of selling its ing everything to the YMCA located at 5201 NW 34th Blvd. I didnt realize he was with a gym, Szanca said about the phone call with Gold. As we learned more about the scope of the donation, we quickly became very excited. Szanca said the donation of up to $200,000 includes cardio machines, free weight sets, weight machines, artwork, furniture and art that was in the gym. Gold said downtown Gainesvilles Sun Center, the building Alter Ego Fitness is located in, was bought by a South Florida company six months ago. The new building owners increased the cost of rent for the space, and the gym was no longer able to sustain its business. When Gold realized the fate of the location, Alter Ego Fitness decided to uphold its values in serving the community and donate everything to the Kilwins chocolate store to open in Gainesville Alter Ego Fitness donating equipment to YMCA By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterA package of fruit cups, two cans, a pack of soap and box of macaroni and cheese gathering dust in Valentina Eslavas kitchen cabinet since Hurricane Irma got her out of paying a $250 parking citation fee. The 19-year-old UF health science freshman jumped out of bed Monday morning and rushed to UF Transportation and Parking Services after learning UF President Kent Fuchs April Fools prank to forgive campus parking tickets was true. By 8:30 a.m., her parking citation was forgiven. ing, she said. I was so happy. Eslavas ticket was one of 90 ciFood for Fines, a program that forgives UF parking tickets and citayear in exchange for a donation of try between April 1, 2017 to Sunday, said AnaLee Rodriguez, the Transportation and Parking Services marketing specialist. By Wednesday, 625 citation holders donated nonperishable foods and toiletries. Rodriguez said people without parking citations decided to donate as well, adding to more than 3,000 donated items by Wednesday morning. Eslava was running late to class on Valentines Day and parked her scooter in the blue diagonal lines next to a handicapped parking space. By the time her three-hour She originally planned to take on extra shifts at Southwest Recreation Center to pay for the citation by Friday, but Fuchs announcement on Monday that his prank was true came just in time. Im a big believer that everyone could be forgiven, so thats exactly what he did, Eslava said. It was a week of amnesty. Rodriguez pitched the Food for Fines idea to UFs social media team in January, she said. Once Fuchs heard of the idea, he asked if it would be a part of his April Fools joke this year. This is a really good time to its a little bit empty, she said. Two parking service employees Thousands of items donated to Food for Fines program SEE YMCA, PAGE 5 SEE DONATIONS, PAGE 5Amanda Rosa / Alligator Employees donated two boxes to her and her parents after her father, Michael Vincent, a 33-year-old UF PhD musicology candidate, tweeted at UF President Kent Fuchs about the Food for Fines program.


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 84 or email WHATS HAPPENING?What Were You Wearing? Exhibit The What Were You Wearing?" art exhibit is being displayed until April 30 on the third floor of Ustler Hall Library. STRIVE at GatorWell and the American Student Medical Association have collaborated with anonymous UF student survivors to show the outfits they wore during their attacks. An opening reception will be held from 5:30 to 8 p.m. Friday in the Ustler Hall Atrium. For more info, call 352273-4450. GamerNights The GatorNights theme today is gaming experiences. Activities will feature stuff-a-Pokmon, 8-bit art and human foosball. The movie Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle will play. GatorNights is always Friday and always free for UF students with their Gator 1 Card at the Reitz Union from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. Open jam and art show The Civic Media Center, located at 433 S. Main St., will hold an open jam and art show from 8 to 11:40 p.m. Friday. The center encourages people to play some songs they know, riffs or progressions theyve been working on or just feed entirely off the moment and co-create something new with strangers. The open jam comes with all the accoutrements, drum kit, bass and guitar amps, microphones and room on the board. Florida Museum Plant Sale The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a sale with more than 175 species of difficult-to-find and pollinatorfriendly plants from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. Accent, host, native and nectar plants as well as edible plants from Natural Treasures Farm & Nursery will be available for purchase, with proceeds benefiting the museums Butterfly Rainforest exhibit. For more information, call 352-273-2057. UF Bug Week scavenger hunt To celebrate UFs annual Bug Week, the Florida Museum of Natural History will hold a free scavenger hunt from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday. Teams will be given bug-related clues for a chance to win prizes. Visitors may also touch live insects at the UF entomology departments Bug Zoo near the Discovery Zone exhibit. For more information, call 352-846-2000. Wikipedia Edit-a-thon Join members of the campus and community from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Harn Museum of Art to edit and create Wikipedia pages related to art and feminism and underrepresented peoples in the arts. No experience is required. Interested people can bring their laptops. For details, visit artandfeminism. org/our-story. Gainesville High School Theatre Gainesville High School will present Disneys Peter Pan Jr. showings at 7 p.m. April 12 to April 14, at 7 p.m. April 19 to April 21 and at 2 p.m. April 21. Tickets, which can be picked up at GHS Auditorium Box Office one hour before each show, cost $10 for adults and $7 for students. The GHS auditorium is located at 1900 NW 13th Street. For more information, call Sarah Shepherd at 352-213-8666. Walk the Talk for Epilepsy The Epilepsy Foundation of Florida will host its annual Walk the Talk for Epilepsy at Veterans Memorial Park, located at 7400 SW 41st Pl., April 28. The event will raise awareness and funds to benefit Floridians impacted by epilepsy. Registration will open at 8 a.m., with the walk following at 9 a.m. 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. Correction In an article published Wednesday titled "Student senators announce effort to expand free printing across UF campus," The Alligator incorrectly reported Action SG would live stream the State of the Campus Address and Senate meetings. The Senate Information and Communications committee will be in charge of live streaming Senate meetings, and Action SG will live stream the State of the Campus Address. 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FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 352-376-4482 Summer Sizzlin Worried that your business might take a summer break with the students? Our Local Living Edition is the perfect place to position your advertisements for the local market. All ads receive a 10% discountDeadline: Wednesday, April 18 Run Date: Wednesday, April 25 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 352-376-4482 This paper prints on the last day of classes when students are getting ready to leave town for the break. Maximize your exposure by advertising in the last paper of the Spring semester and reach students and Gainesville locals. $1 0 eGift Card DONATE OneBlood T-shirt & $10 eGift Card for all donors! Text HERO to 63928 You MAKE A DIFFERENCE! THE ORGANIZATION HOPES TO START CONSTRUCTION IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterWith 800 cats and dogs running around, St. Francis Pet Care is organized chaos. Corey Fisher, a volunteer at the pet clinic for homeless or low-income individuals, said theres limited space and hundreds of pets to care for, forcing volunteers to get creative with their resources. It means dragging around chairs so owners can sit and using rooms for purposes they werent created medicine student said. Well use the bathroom as an exam room for cats, he said. The only time it becomes a problem is when someone really needs to use the bathroom and theres a cat in there. Soon, the cats will have their own room in a new 2,100-squarefoot clinic. The organization plans to start construction within the next three or four weeks and hopes to host a grand opening in September, said Galey Gravenstein, treasurer for St. Francis Pet Care. The new clinic will sit directly behind the St. Francis House, located at 413 S Main Street. Inside, there will be three private rooms one for cats, one for aggressive dogs and an operating room as well as one large room with six exam areas. The organization has raised $310,000 of the $320,000 needed for the building, Gravenstein said. We are beyond excited, she the community St. Francis Pet Care, which opened in 2007, is staffed entirely by volunteers and offers free veterinary services to homeless people, disabled veterans and low-income residents. Its services include basic exams, contreatment and microchipping. to send pets to be spayed and neutered. The center has operated out of a small rental unit, at 501 SE Second St., since it moved out of the main St. Francis House building in 2011. On Tuesdays, when the clinic is open, the building feels like it may burst, Gravenstein said. She watches her feet to avoid stepping on any toes or paws. The new clinic will not only expand the physical space, but also the scope of the clinics services. They hope to set up an operating room where they can spay and neuter pets onsite, perform dental cleanings and conduct minor surgeries, she said. Volunteers are also hoping to open the clinic twice a week instead of once. Gravenstein said PetSmart Charities and other companies have donated money or services, including Walker Architects, which designed the building; CHW, which engineered it; and Charles Perry Partners Inc., which will build it. Gravenstein said she is thrilled the new building will help the team offer more quality care to pet owners who need it most, she said. They need this unconditional love, she said. That dog or cat is purring or wagging their tail and licking on them in just total adoration no matter what. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgSt. Francis Pet Care to build new clinic to meet demandCourtesy to The AlligatorThe new 2,100-square-foot clinic will be directly behind the St. Francis House, located at 413 S Main St. Courtesy to The AlligatorVera Mathews (left) holds Nate, and Yvette Mathews holds Bella as they pose for a photo at St. Francis Pet Care.


By Sabrina ConzaAlligator Contributing WriterNoam Bilitzers mom was shocked when she turned on the TV and saw her son live his childhood dream. Her son kept her in the dark for almost nine episode of Food Networks Chopped. My family always joked about me being on the show, said Bilitzer, whos the Chef de Cuisine at the restaurant Proof on Main in Louisville, Kentucky. The 2011 graduate of Gainesvilles Institute of Culinary Arts at Eastside High School won the title Chopped Champion and $10,000 on an episode that premiered Tuesday. The episode will air again 9 p.m. Thursday. I was in complete shock, the 25-year-old said. I was basically frozen for a few hours afterward and didnt really realize what had happened. in October, was centered on meat. Bilitzer and the other chefs cooked with wild boar, antelope and venison. He prepared seared wild boar loin with The main course was seared antelope with rare heart and charred dandelion greens, and a venison sausage fritter with moose milk creme anglaise. Despite being unfamiliar with the meat, Bilitzer was able to win because he had a strategy: He kept it simple and focused on making good food. After middle school, Bilitzer moved from South Florida to Gainesville to pursue his passion at The Institute of Culinary Arts, a magnet program at Eastside High School. Although he was a failing student, he turned his grades around at the institute and graduated with a 4.0 GPA, he said. He credits chefs Pamela Bedford and Billie DeNunzio from the institute with helping him advance his skills. students at the institute because she started working there when he was a freshman, so the two grew together. Bilitzer stood out from the beginning, she said. I was just really impressed with his level of maturity and his dedication to food in general, Bedford said. She said Bilitzer called her two weeks before the episode aired to tell her to watch. Before the episode, she was nervous he hadnt won, so she convinced herself he lost to avoid disappointment. At 11 p.m. when she found out he won, she screamed in excitement. My husband said, Hush! Youre going to wake up the kids, she said. Bilitzer said he would recommend for other chefs to go on Chopped if theyre willing to work hard. Its a lot harder than what people might think, he said. Theres no real preparation. 4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 Courtesy to The Alligator Noam Bilitzer, 25, a 2011 graduate of the Institute of Culinary Arts at Eastside High School, won the Chopped Champion title and $10,000 on Food Networks Chopped episode that premiered Tuesday. Eastside High School alumnus wins on Food Network show


By Tamarra ThalAlligator Contributing WriterDava Sobel remembers a conversation with a woman who thought the work the women did in the movie Hidden Figures was cute. This showed a level of internalized misogyny many women have, she said. Sobel even sees it in herself. Despite this, women should still pursue careers they are passionate about and refuse to let men take their credit away, Sobel said. About 200 UF students, faculty and public members came to see Sobel, the No. 1 New York Times best-selling author of Galileos Daughter, Thursday night at Ustler Hall. The event was sponsored by the UF College of Liberal Arts and Sciences using private foundation funds, said Mary Watt, an associate dean of the college. I feel very fortunate that I was able to put my interest in science together with my strange way, but its fun. Sobel also discussed the groundbreaking achievements of women in astronomy such as Williamina Fleming, who devised a system for classifying stars in the Harvard College Observatory. Rachel Kalicharan, a 19-year-old UF biolowhite male-dominated, so its challenging to color, noting her Indian ethnicity. Sometimes the accomplishments of women can be downplayed or discredited, and this can make you downplay your work, she said. What (Sobel) said makes me feel like my achievements are credible. FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5Tamarra Thal / Alligator Contributor About 200 UF students, faculty and members of the public came to see Dava Sobel, the author of the No. 1 New York Times best-selling novel Galileos Daughter, Thursday night at Ustler Hall. Sobels other novels include The Glass Universe and Longitude. By Rachel Porter Alligator Contributing Writer and Staff WriterThe Oaks Mall Plaza will be sold on April 26, according to a notice of sale the U.S. Bank National Association submitted to the Alachua County Circuit Court. Rushmore Properties, which owns the plaza located at 6711 W. Newberry Road, owes the banking association about $14 million from a loan issued in 2006. foreclosure was issued on the case cording to court records. The Oaks Mall but is separately owned. down about a week before Toys R Us, one of the anchors of the plaza, announced it would close. Other properties in the shopping center include Starbucks, Jasons Deli and Super Optical Express, according to the website of Southern Management and Development, who formally managed the property. For Dave Walker, a co-owner of Bearded Browncoat Comics & Games, the possible foreclosure doesnt affect the everyday business of his one-month-old comic book shop. As of now, he still sends his rent check to a courtappointed management company, Crossman & Company, instead of Southern Management and Development. The banks attorney, Kevin A. against the borrower, Rushmore Properties, and Southern Management and Development for not providing information and documents to Crossman & Company but withdrew the motion against the management company on Thursday. Reck did not respond to multiple requests for comment. Southern Management and Development also did not respond to multiple requests for comment. John Crossman, CEO of Crossman & Company, said their goal is to clean up the property and begin marketing to new tenants. We love Gainesville, he said. We love that property as well, its one of the main entrance points to the city. Crossman is listing vacant spaces in the plaza including a movie theater. Walker expects the theater and ally. Things come and go, and Im sure the movie theater will open again, he said. Oaks Mall Plaza to be sold this month NYT best-selling author speaks about women in astronomy and a supervisor pitched in as well after Michael Vincent, a UF musicology PhD candidate, replied to Fuchs tweet announcing the program. Thank you! My family could use items like these. I hope someone brings size 4 diapers! the 33-year-old tweeted. Vincent and his wife, Rebecca Perthes, 36, a UF mental health counseling graduate student, struggle to keep up with the need for diapers for their two-year-old daughter Isobel. $20 in their bank account trying to balance paying rent and buying a $10 pack of diapers, he said. Food banks rarely supply diapers, Vincent said. The employees noticed Vincents tweet and bought Isobel boxes of Luvs and Pampers. Vincent and Isobel picked up their donaIsobel climbed on top of the boxes, Vincent thanked Rodriguez to reaching out. Rent is going to be a little easier to pay this month, Vincent said. We feel really blessed that we got them because they will really help us this month with our expenses, he said. We dont have that stability every month. Although she doesnt know if the amnesty program will return next year, Rodriguez said shes happy to show students how much the parking services employees care. Its heartwarming to see the reaction were getting from outside people with donations, but also our own staff members, she said. Theyre getting in the spirit of donating. So thats all I can ask. Amanda Rosa / AlligatorUF Transportation and Parking Services collected more than 3,000 perishable goods as of Wednesday as part of Food for Fines, a program that forgives UF parking tickets It worked out, Gold said. We got to do something nice on our way out. Gold said the equipment wont be the only thing from the gym moving to the YMCA. As part of Alter Ego Fitnesss exit strategy, a few staff members, including the general manager, front desk manager, a few trainers and some class instructors, will also be transitioning to work at the YMCA. The YMCA community and people who use the facility are excited for the new equipment, said Nancy Walsh, who volunteers on YMCAs board of marketing and communications and has been a member for 20 years. In December 2016, the North Florida bles, but about 400 donors contributed a according to Alligator archives. It feels great to have a donation so big come our way when we have had struggles early on, more step in the right direction.The Food for Fines program ends today at 5 p.m.DONATIONS, from pg. 1YMCA, from pg. 1


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. FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 EditorialAs you speed walk to your 12:50 p.m. class because you Darts & Laurels Trump a dart. assault, we award a laurel to all survivors and those who participated everyone laurel. ColumnT was arrested. Nicole Dan is a UF political science and journalism senior. Her column focuses on race and culture. Gainesville is not as welcoming as it claims to be The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Nicole


FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 DRINK ALCOHOL RECENTLY?www.edgelabresearch.org352.214.4047 UF study. No medication. Must be someone who drinks alcohol regularly & be willing to participate in an in-person session & 2-week period using smartphone technology. Compensation. 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 I was quite disappointed to see the feature Friday article from last week detail the for the Disability Resource Center on campus. The article made reference to the decision by the local fee committee not to increase funding for the DRC back in October, which brought back a lot of bad memories, as it was that very same meeting in which the committee turned down an opportunity to increase funding to the Counseling & Wellness Center. As you might recall, back when the news rather aggressive letter to the editor lambastamount of aggressive pushback from people who may not have fully understood how the committee worked. Now that The Alligator has brought attention to yet another consecal fee committee and how it exists in the context of funding the DRC, CWC and other entities on campus. There is next to no information out there about the committee to the best of my understanding. The committee is comprised of eight members: four faculty and four students. The Student Body president nominates the students in the summer, and the all happened to be high-ranking members of the executive branch. The committee approves or denies proposals in relation to various per-credit fee posal, it goes to the university president for approval after consultation with the Student University Board of Trustees, according to section 1009.24 (11) of the Florida Statutes. Last October, the CWC and DRC both sent in proposals for fee increases in order to get more funding. The students on the committee voted down the proposals, among others. Their reasoning? Those who supported the motion to zero out all fee increase requests, do so under the notion that we as students believe that there is an lack of resources in each department without increasing the cost of tuition and fees. We believe that college affordability is of the utmost importance and decreasing the overhead on the health fee could resolve these issues with directly appropriating a larger proportion of these funds to the services they are intended to provide. So, clearly, the students had their own percent charge by UF against all expenditures of auxiliary organizations such as the CWC and DRC. The money collected goes toward funding other parts of administration that and human resources. Essentially, the students voted against funding the CWC, DRC and other organizations because they wanted to try to get money another way. So what happened? Frankly, front page news about either entities receiving more funding. increased funding for the CWC and DRC, because we all need to be on the same page in order to most effectively pursue alternate solutions. but even if raising student fees is the last resort, we need to have transparency in order to know if it indeed is time to do so. the CWC and the director of the DRC in order to get a better understanding of the funding sources of both entities to see if there are other solutions for us to pursue. Questions, comments or concerns? Email Zachariah Chou is a UF political science So you want to get more funding for the CRC and the CWC?Column Zachariah A recently released Recordport revealed physical music sales surpassed digital downloads in 2017 for the ence is only 2 percent, but it is of the two factors that killed digital downloading: the rise of vinyl and the dominance of streaming. The most interesting part about this new data is total physical sales are dropping; current nosedive into oblivion (which fell 25 percent last year). Providing that critical a trend that has only been gaining speed in recent years. the same events that initiated digital downiTunes was king. For $0.99 a song, you could pick and choose your favorite tracks from albums and create unique playlists composed of only hit singles. However, when Apple increased the price of a downloaded song to $1.29, everything changed. That amount apparently crossed the line in the mind of the consumer, and digital downloading has only continued to drown as superior alternatives arise. revival of vinyl. As the world becomes more and more digitized, we face the odd dichotomy of acquiring more stuff more easily, yet in the end, having fewer physical things. Now, all of our photos, books, music and movies can be ours without physically owning them. Our libraries of entertainment are now intangible, stored on hard drives and clouds across the country. Such abstract ownership makes content much more accessible, but deprives consumers of the satisfaction of actually owning a physical item. at the opportunity to buy the vinyl. Why? wanted to touch it, proudly display it on my shelf and have a physical copy of something that player and started assembling a record collection, sparking a new hobby and source of enjoyment in my life. This element of having a personal collection is why the vinyl industry is rising; people like to physically look at their music collection, seeing the stacks of their favorite albums get a little higher each year. We are physical creatures who value ownership above most things. The satisfaction and pride that comes from a music library you can touch beats showing your friends your digital library. music consumption: streaming. About twothirds of U.S. music industry revenues last year came from streaming, and it is showing no signs of stopping. Streaming grew scriptions in the U.S. alone. Who in their right mind would pay $1.29 to download one song to own it, when you can pay $8 a month and listen to almost every song ever recorded? The innovative business model for streaming simply cannot be matched; it provides consumers with more of what they want and than that? From where we are right now, it is hard to see anything surpassing streaming from its throne. That being said, people probably said the same thing about the fax mapeople thought the same thing about digital downloading 10 years ago? The music industry will only become more innovative and revolutionary over time. With streaming on top for the foreseeable future, it is safe to say that digital downloading is dead, but how are we to know if streaming is not due for the same fate? Why did digital downloading die?Column Andrew


8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018Story by Jessica CurbeloAlligator Contributing Writer Photos by Emma GreenAlligatorThis wasnt supposed to be MarTake Back the Night rally brings out crowd of about 200 During the event, students shared stories of surviving assault About 200 people march west on University Avenue for the Take Back the Night March and Rally to End Sexual Violence on Wednesday. The night included poster-making, an open mic portion and a performance from The Sedoctaves. Lauren Krumbholz, a 19-year-old UF health science freshman, writes on a poster for the Take Back the Night March and Rally to End Sexual Violence on Wednesday. Angie Suarez, a 19-year-old UF public health sophomore, claps for a sexual assault survivor who told their story at the Take Back the Night March and Rally to End Sexual Violence on the Plaza of the Americas. During the open mic portion, survivors came up to a stage set up in front of Library West to tell their stories.


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10 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 UF scientist plans to plant food in greenhouse on Mars.When Nicole Beisel talks about her research, some peoIll sometimes say, I study plants in space, and people At the beginning of this year, the 23-year-old began studying how plant DNA can adapt to environments outa shipping container into a controlled greenhouse to grow To prepare for the possibility of human space travel, researchers want to know if crops can survive on Mars before environment is a practice zone and is similar to the exWe can try to rescue the plant and give a more successful greenhouse effort, overall, for one day where growing Hannah Maggiore Contributing WriterCompany made by UF researchers develops test to identify patients with brain injuriesDoctors now have a quick way to identify patients with traumatic brain injuries while avoiding radiation and reducfor identifying this called Banyan BTI or Banyan Brain with hospitals across the country to try to bring the test to The idea for the test was developed around the fact that researchers Denslow, Kevin Wang and Ron Hayes who Wang said the blood test is used to determine whether adult patients with mild to moderate traumatic brain injuHe said the test is conducted by taking a small blood Alex Camargo Contributing WriterUF researcher trying to create the optimal pumpkin which are the best kinds to move forward within the breedThe study found that pumpkins with naked seeds, which are seeds that lack a coating, would be the best for snacking and oil production because of their large size and He wants to breed naked-seeded pumpkins with pumpoil and the Kakai pumpkin maintained qualities that keep The pumpkins are expected to be in the market in four to six years and will be a similar price to regular pumpkins, Wyatt Schreiber Contributing Writer RESEARCH ROUNDUP Romy EllenbogenAlligator Staff Writer he will make it his job to bring early voting locations to colleges and universities as he and other local politicians debated how to Im not the smartest guy out there, but I work really hard to get stuff done, the representative for Alachua County told an audiaudience, said he will propose it to address utes dont mention colleges or universities as designated early voting locations, but the Voters, has been trying to change that and started a petition in January to allow early da Division of Elections said educational facilities are excluded from its list of possible early voting centers, according to Alligator But not having an early voting polling location may stop students from participating, represented Voters public relations managThirty minutes can be make or break, ing location on campus is really the only way to get the voter turnout were looking City Commissioner David Arreola said transportation set up to help students get to voting locations but thinks it would only I think what you want to see is the most man, said he was surprised at how few early the most recent city election, there were I feel like were not focusing on the right thing, which is lack of funding in early voting locations and this idea that certain people deserve to vote because they can take County Commissioner Ken Cornell said early voting space soon and would propose However we can help you have that voice be heard louder, this commissioner is @romyellenbogen rellenbogen@alligator.orgState, local politicians talk about early voting polls at UFBy Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff Writer important to talk to people and see if theyre psychologist, told school administrators mental health checks should be implemented at schools in a discussion on school safety and gun vioThats blood on my hands if I dont say anymeeting of the citys Black on Black Crime Task cluding the importance of mental health, crisis John Alexander, the executive director of Reichert House, moderated responses from the panel and said the discussion was organized to talk about campus safety, which has been in the much and make them uncomfortable if students are required to wear transparent backpacks, he I feel like it would be an issue for privacy, senior, said preventative measures like campus metal detectors or increased police presence are important, but installing emergency tourniquet kits in classroom buildings would help save lives in the event an active shooter does come it may take for paramedics to arrive, is enough If I shut my mouth right now, and we all just sat here for three minutes, tell me thats not High school shootings are becoming a new normal, said Cornell, who is working with the school administration to have medical response Even just hearing someone yell in the hallway you wonder, Oh goodness, what is that? pal about arranging open forums to start educating students about what to do in the event of a Karen Clarke, the superintendent of Alachua said she wanted to arrange a meeting to conClarke said she hopes each school day will be an uneventful one but has talked to law enThis is a subject that you dont want to talk about, but it is there and it is the new normal High school students voice concerns on school safety


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Alfredo Perez and the Florida men's tennis team will be in College Station tonight when it takes on Texas A&M at 6:30. GATORS LACROSSE GAME RESCHEDULEDThis weekend's contest between the Florida and Villanova women's lacrosse teams, originally set to be played Saturday morning, was rescheduled for Sunday at 1 p.m. due to an impending forecast of snow in Philadelphia. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, APRIL 6, 2018 in the craze of college basketball championship games and Tiger Woods highly anticipated return to the Masters, a particular moment on the baseball diamond stole my attention this week. The New York Yankees were up by a single run in the seventh inning of their home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays on Tuesday. Giancarlo Stanton last years National League MVP, who New York acquired in a trade with the Miami Marlins this past offseason struck out. The strikeout was Stantons fourth of the game. Yankees fans were counting. Suddenly, boos penetrated the wet, cold air in Yankee Stadium as fans vocalized their disappointment in the supposed star. In the very next inning, Stanton had another chance to prove himself. This time, New York boasted a 9-4 lead. But when he struck out crowd lost sight of its quickly approaching victory and reprised its angry boos as Stanton returned to the dugout.Villains are a must-have to keep sports interestingOff Brandt / OpinionBenjamin BrandtTwitter: @bhb1227 SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16BASEBALLBy Morgan McMullenSports WriterFlorida baseball coach Kevin OSullivan felt the need to pump the breaks. After Sundays win against then-No. 8 Vanderbilt ference sweep of the season, he reminded reporters that the regular season was only a shade over halfway done. Its only the beginning of April right now, he said. The goal is to stay healthy and play like this at the end. If we play like this at the end, weve got as good a chance as anybody. Staying healthy has been a lucky break for the No. 1 Gators (26-5, 7-2 SEC) so far this season. Through their been any serious injuries to contend with, allowing OSullivan the freedom to juggle his lineup with a full arsenal of players. That versatility could come in handy this weekend when Florida hits the road to take on Tennessee (18-12, 4-5 SEC) in Knoxville startthe Volunteers record may be less than impressive, their ing to scoff at. In fact, the Gators could have their work cut out for them taking on an underrated roster. Here are the three players that fans should be on the lookout for in the three-game weekend series: Garrett Stallings, RHP: While freshman lefty Garrett Crochet will take the mound on Friday, Stallings may be the best of Tennessee's three weekend starters. The Chesapeake, Virginia, native is 4-2 in seven starts and has accumulated a 2.98 ERA, rivaling both of Floridas top two starters in Brady Singer (2.74) and Jackson Kowar (2.68). He has only issued four walks this season, the second lowest mark among SEC starters. Though his fastball has consistently been Gators begin series with Volunteers tonight in Knoxville The Associated PressCoach Kevin O'Sullivan has helped lead Florida's baseball team to a 26-5 start so far this season. The Gators begin a three-game series against Tennessee tonight at 6:30 in Knoxville. SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 FOOTBALLBy Andrew HuangSports WriterThe Florida Gators secondNFL draft picks in the last two seasons, takes pride in the moniker the school has received in recent years: Defensive Back University. However, that DBU label has no meaning without putting the work in, starting with the Right now, we just take pride in learning the defense, growing the fundamentals and playing with a competitive nature, cornerbacks coach Charlton Warren said after Wednesdays practice. Warren was brought on to coach Dan Mullen after spending last season at Tennessee. Mullen also hired a new safeties coach in former Eastern Michigan head coach Ron English. Warren and English have both seen strides in the teams young secondary but said there is still a lot of work to do before the unit is ready to open the season against Charleston Southern on Sept. 1. The two coaches preach consistency and fundamentals from their players, and English said he likes the attitude and effort hes seen so far. Were getting better, he said. We need a lot of reps because were young and inexperienced, but were getting better. With just two upperclassmen defensive backs on the roster in juniors Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Jeawon Taylor, there will be plenty of opportunities in Floridas secondary. Sophomores Marco Wilson a big role on defense after relast fall. Hendersons four interYouthful Florida secondary getting its feet wet during spring practiceSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16


FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15By Alana GomezSports WriterKennedy Baker awaited her cue on the edge of the mat as her gold eyeshadow and silver eyeliner masked the nerves that vibrated through her body. She swept her hair back and looked around at the sold-out crowd of 9,661 while the sparkles on her blue and orange uniform twinkled under the dim lights of the OConnell Center. Her body was still, but she was just moments away from launching her hands into a string of movements and gestures. It was this type of intimate and honest communication that made Kenneever, she was sharing that personal piece of herself with a large audience. It was the Florida gymnastics season against then-No. 1 LSU perform the national anthem in American Sign Language alongside the UF Signing Gators, an oncampus student organization. mance were nowhere near as sigthe U.S. Senior National Team like this shouldnt have fazed the 11-time All-American. But as she readied herself for the beginning notes of The Star-Spangled Banner, the Dallas native couldnt help the sling of fears that cartwheeled through her mind. Unlike her debut as a collerecorded a top-three score on balthe national anthem wasnt as smooth. The mistake was a simple one. At the end of the song, Kennedy signed rockets red glare again instead of the correct lyric, O say does that star-spangled banner. I totally spaced and I was like, Oh. My. God. Kennedy said. I was so scared because they were recording it. Luckily they didnt post that part on Twitter. Performing in front of a large crowd wasnt the problem. Kennedys anxiety came from a deeper place in her heart. It stemmed from the reason she wanted to place: a desire to communicate with those not granted the privilege of hearing. This soft, caring nature will play a large role when Kennedy joins the Gators in Pennsylvania for the NCAA Regionals on Saturday. Instead of competing with her team, Kennedy will act as Floridas number one fan and support system as she sits out with a season-ending Achilles injury. The task wont be hard for Kennedy who, since high school, has dedicated her time to learning somepeople than just herself. For Kennedy, sign language isnt a hobby. It is an obligation. Many people go their entire lives without being disabled. However, for one member of Kennedys family, this isnt the case. Kennedy was introduced to the concept of deafness at a young age when she would try to communicate with her hearing-impaired cousin, than her. We told her to look at him when she talked to him, Kennedys mother, Brenda, said. I think from that point on she was just kind of interested in deaf people and helping deaf people. Kennedy acted on that interest in high school. The idea to learn sign language came while watching an episode of Switched At Birth, a television show where the main character is deaf. Kennedy replayed scenes where the actors communicated in sign language and then repeated the movements with her own hands. Soon afterward, she started taking sign languages classes online. Shes got a heart the size of Texas, her father, Stephen, said. She just enjoys that. Thats how she rolls. What began as a hobby eventually grew into a secret exchange between her and her friends at her gym, Texas Dreams Club, in Coppell, Texas. In between rotations, Kennedy and her teammates practiced communicating with each other using sign language. It even became an outlet for gossip when they were mad at their coach. were like Oh my God, this is so cool, we have to learn it, Kennedy said. By the time she entered college, progress. She decided it was time to get serious about sign language. She began taking ASL classes at UF the fall of her junior year and was a teaching assistant for the class this past fall. The class has language and better communicate with Isaac. Having longer sessions to chat with him is something Kennedy looks forward to doing in the future. I need to ask him what hearing people could do more to help deaf people and make the world more deaf-inclusive, Kennedy sation were going to have. Teaching yourself a new language takes focus and discipline. It also requires a strong heart and the desire to not give up. This fought through various injuries to her back, Achilles, knee and hip. But Kennedy hasnt let her proneness to injuries frustrate her. Her cheeky personality, which UF coach Jenny Rowland affectionately refers to as her little sass, has helped her get through those By the will of God alone, Kennedy laughed. You just kind of get used to the pain and just persevere. One of Kennedys most impactful injuries happened when she in her left Achilles tendon split, resulting in three surgeries over the span of eight years, including one procedure where doctors made a slit in her heel and inserted three nails. Now, Kennedy faces the reality of another Achilles tear, this time to her right tendon, that ended her senior season early on Feb. However, she doesnt let it bother her. When she thinks about the situation in relation to her cousin Isaac and the type of adversity he faces everyday, she knows there is no comparison. I can get over it, Kennedy said. Im not gonna be on crutches forever, but deaf people are pretty much deaf for life. Florida will compete at the NCAA Regional Championships in University Park, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Washington, No. 17 Arizona State, West Virginia, Penn State and New Hampshire in a competition that will determine which teams continue on to the NCAA Championships. UF has won six consecutive regional titles and has advanced to After taking third place at the UF will look to redeem itself at the regional by securing one of the two qualifying spots. As the Gators prepare for the postseason meet, Kennedys attention will be focused on supporting her teammates, just as she has supported loved ones like Isaac all her life. Im gonna be whatever they need me to be, Kennedy said. Im gonna be the cheerleader, Im gonna be the makeup guru. For someone who has spent all of high school and college perfecting her skills in a language that doesnt use sound, Kennedy will break all protocol on Saturday and use her voice to show her love for her fellow gymnasts. Im gonna be the loudest one out there, she said. @alanaa_gomez agomez@alligator.orgVITAL SIGNS: Baker using ASL to connect with cousinThe Associated PressFlorida gymnast Kennedy Baker has been taking American Sign Language classes since high school to help her communicate with her deaf cousin Isaac. Kennedy BakerEvent: All-Around Class: Senior Height: 5-0 Hometown: Dallas GYMNASTICS


16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 6, 2018 It was gleeful to watch. Less than a week before, Stanton rocketed two home runs in his Yankees debut. And with a measly four-game sample size heading into the series against the Rays, his season batting average of .286 exceeded his career mark of .269. But New York fans lacked any appreciation and were entirely unforgiving. Thats partly why the Yankees are one of the most hated franchises in American sports. And I love it. The more Yankees fans give us a reason to hate them and their team, the better it is for sports. The re-villainizing of New York after the years of Derek Jeter and Alex Rodriguez might be the best thing thats happened to professional baseball in a while. We often forget that the green really just a stage. Every stage needs a story, and every good story needs a villain. Having a team to root against is just as exciting as having a team to root for. Baseball is simply more fun when everybody hates the Yankees. With more reason to care, people will watch more games, hoping the three-headed slugging monster of Stanton, outGary Sanchez will crumble miserably. Yes, its still April and the marathon-and-a-half that is the MLB regular season has only just begun. Baseball will continue to swing in and out of the spotlight until the fall. But while you may be watching the NBA playoffs or keeping up with offseason football, the Yankees will only be getting better, and their fans meaner. So when you do pay attention, they will be everything you want to hate and more. Ben Brandt is a sports writer. Contact him at, from pg. 14 his damage with well-placed sliders and curveballs. Benito Santiago, C: The Volunteers have developed a reputation this season for lacking power at the plate. As a whole, Tennessee has three fewer home runs (19) than UF Wil Dalton combined (22). But Santiago is tryof hard-hit balls. The senior from Pembroke Pines, Florida, is tied for third in the SEC with 10 doubles and has added three homers to the Volunteers cause. Jay Charleston, 2B: The sophomore from Longwood, Florida, is one of just two UT starters currently batting over .300, sitting at .302 for the season. He has hit safely in 20 of his 29 starts. He is 8-for-20 (.400) from the plate in knocking three doubles. BASEBALL, from pg. 14Charleston is batting .302 so far this season ceptions in 2017 are the most among returnagainst Michigan on Sept. 2 and Tennessee on Sept. 16, were both returned for touchdowns. Wilson, the younger brother of former UF and current Indianapolis Colts cornerback Quincy Wilson, was second among the team's defensive backs with 34 total tackles and led the team with 10 pass breakups. Theyre guys that have had some success, Warren said of Wilson and Henderson. And they understand, just like we do, that they have a long way to go to get to where they want to be. Warren also said that sophomore Brian Edwards and freshman Trey Dean III could make a push for playing time. The 6-foot-2, 183-pound Edwards played in 10 games during the 2017 season, primarily on special teams. Warren recruited Dean III, an early enrollee at Florida, while he was still with the Volunteers. He should be going to his high school prom right now, and hes trying to learn a playbook and manage school, Warren said. Hes given effort, but like I said, I think growing his football IQ, growing his skill set and technique, its a day-by-day process. @AndrewJHuang FOOTBALL, from pg. 14Wilson led UF with 10 pass breakups in 2017Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffCornerback Marco Wilson is expected to play a big role in Florida's defense this season after recording 34 total tackles as a freshman in 2017.