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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator FLORIDAS QB SITUATION UNCLEARAfter the Gators Orange and Blue Game on Saturday, not much has changed regarding the teams starting quarterback competition, pg. 14Program teaches children problem-solvingStudents learn life skills while exploring nature, pg. 10UF student wins $15,000 research awardHe was one of 211 scholarship winners, pg. 10VOLUME 112 ISSUE 81Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida THE DEPARTMENT HAS BEEN TRYING TO GET A NEW BUILDING FOR NEARLY A DECADE. By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterEvery work day, Sgt. Walter Hamby walks into the University Police building at 5:30 a.m., gears up in his uniform and weaponry, conducts roll call and checks the police vehicles. On Nov. 5, Hamby was going through the same routine, searching for radios in dium are kept. But as he walked toward the radios, Hambys right foot faltered. In a matter of by, but no one was injured. surface and all of a sudden it disappears from under you, Hamby said. The UPD building, at 1555 Museum Road, experienced problems with mold, one in the 3,572 sq. ft. building, which 50 employees work out of, but it can no longer support the needs of the department, said Deputy Chief Darren Baxley. lice department out of, Baxley said. The staff will vacate this week and work tables bolted together near Jennings Hall while the building is assessed for safety and tested by a private contractor, which rary facility will be about 3,500 square feet UPD to move into portables amid building safety concerns SEE UPD, PAGE 4 Emma Green / Alligator SEE YOU LATER, ALLIGATORMascot Albert E. Gator greets a young Gator fan during the Orange & Blue football game on Saturday. See the story, pg. 14. GRU AND A CONTRACTOR WERE FINED AFTER 600,000 GALLONS SPILLED. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterLoblolly Woods Nature Park reopened early Thursday after being shut down for lons of wastewater being released into the area. The Alachua County Environmental Regional Utilities $292 for the spills and tion, Inc. $146, said county spokesperson Mark Sexton. On April 5, Oelrich Construction struck a main sewer line while working in the park, resulting in about 150,000 gallons of sewage leaking into the area, about 4,000 another incident, this time a hose at 2610 NW Eighth Ave. was knocked out of place, resulting in another 465,000 gallons of wastewater being released, according to turbed the bypass hose. sponsible for the cleanup and ultimately vid Warm wrote in an email. lection system and is responsible for the permit. In January 2017, a sewage spill affected Loblolly Woods Nature Park reopens after wastewater spillSEE SEWER, PAGE 4UF IS SPENDING $474,926 FOR ADDITIONAL RESOURCES. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff WriterUF announced Thursday it will ing for the Disability Resource mand. dents. This academic year, 3,055 students are registered to receive help from the center. However, only one more specialist had been ing the team from four people to chives. spend nearly $475,000 on the center, UF spokesperson Margot Winick wrote in an email. Winick said the decision had been in the works for about a year. The university will use $384,030 to make four more residence hall rooms in Cypress Hall accessible for students with cording to a news release. The DRC will also hire an additional learning specialist and graduate assistant, which will cost $90,896 tives and help students transition Altamirano, director of the DRC. As of now, there are about 620 students for every one learning ist will reduce this ratio to 442 students for every one learning specialist, according to the news release. Altamirano said he hopes wait times are reduced to less than two weeks and appointments arent UF increases funding, resources for DRCSEE DRC, PAGE 4


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 or email WHATS HAPPENING?Florida Swing Dancing Club The Florida Swing Dancing Club will hold a Spring Formal at 8 p.m. Friday with lessons at the Thelma A. Boltin Center. There will be a beginner lesson, food and dance games. Those interested do not need to bring a partner. Dancing will commence at 9 p.m. and last until 11 p.m. 'Hearoes for Hearing' 5K registration "Hearoes for Hearing" is hosting its 13th annual 5K on Saturday at 8 a.m. at the Commuter Lot. The race raises money for the UF Cochlear Impact Fund and provides patients with profound hearing loss with services that connect them to friends and family. All proceeds go directly to patients at UF Health receiving cochlear implants. To register for the race, it is $25 for adults and $15 for children. For more information, contact Dog wash to benefit St. Francis Pet Care On Sunday at One Love Cafe, located at 4989 NW 40th Place, St. Francis Pet Care is hosting a dog wash to benefit the shelter. The event is free, but donations will go toward the shelter's new clinic, which is set to open in the fall. For more information, visit Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month April commemorates the first Japanese immigration to the U.S. on May 7, 1853. It also honors the Chinese immigrants who worked to complete the transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with events until April 23. The 2018 theme is the Japanese concept of ikigai, meaning a reason to live. Midnight Fun Run UF RecSports is calling all superheroes for a Midnight Fun Run on April 25. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and guests. Each participant will receive an event T-shirt and breakfast following the race. Register today on RS Connect. What Were You Wearing? Art Exhibit The What Were You Wearing? Art Exhibit is being displayed until April 30 on the third floor of the 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. For more info, call 352-2734450. Talking Gators Toastmasters Talking Gators Toastmasters, which helps people get more comfortable speaking in public, meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in Entomology Building, Room 1031. Meetings are free to attend and open to all. 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 81NEWSROOM 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 free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free free premium burger 1402 W.UNIVERSITY AVE(In the former Burrito Brothers location)(352) 727-4222 FREE PREMIUM SINGLE BURGER F O R E V ER YO NE IN LINE! GRAND OPENING CELEBRATION!THURSDAY, APRIL 19TH 7PM-10PM


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted 40 percent of food in the U.S. is wasted REDUCE F D WASTE Make a difference!Become a Crisis Line Counselor for The Alachua County Crisis CenterTraining begins:May 19, 2018For more information, please contact: Jan Greene (352) 264-6782 TELL ME ABOUT YOURSELF.Prepare yourself for work after college by building your resume and gaining valuable work experience with the nations largest student-run newspaper.OPEN HOUSEFriday, April 20, from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m.THE ALLIGATOR HAS THE FOLLOWING POSITIONS AVAILABLE:Writers, Photographers, Videographers, Copy Editors, and Columnists.Visit us at either location!MAIN OFFICE:2700 SW 13th Street LIVE at noon on the Independent Florida Alligators OPEN HOUSE Facebook event and meet the summer editors and staff CAMPUS:Weimer G207at stairwell or elevator, go to ground floor, take hallway with single door all the way down to G207 on the left. Susan Angenendt, 69, leads a light warm-up before the crowd started its walk on Saturday morning at Walk with a Doc at Depot Park. Angenendt, of Gainesville Health and Fitness, also led a full yoga class for those who want to become more active but would rather do yoga in the park than walk. Gainesville residents gather downtown at Depot Park on Saturday morning for Walk With a Doc. The event, started by Olga Nadymova, a 33-year-old pharmacy school student, and Alexandra Byrne, a 26-year-old medical school student, is aimed toward members of the Gainesville community who want to become more active and are looking for a supportive group to meet and walk with. EXERCISE AND EDUCATIONPhotos by Shelbie EakinsAlligator Staff


4 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 and cost $2,200 to rent per month, said Curtis Reynolds, the vice president of UFs Business Affairs. Considering its age and considering its wood structure, there might be other concerns that were not aware of, Reynolds said. Were taking this full collapse as a signal to us that there are potential issues inside the building that we may not be aware of. According to UF Libraries Historic Sites Guide, the building was UPD moved in. added to the National Register of Historic Places. Under the special vations approved for the building. That makes it very challenging to do any kind of remodel in there to make it more appropriate for a police department, Baxley said. The department has been trying to get a new building for about a decade, Baxley said. Another room in the building, a conference room, was deemed structurally unsound and closed concrete. Thomas Ladun, a coordinator for UF Environmental Health and Safety, discovered the wood trusses that hold up the draining under the building over the years. Ladun said when the water evaporates, it goes up into Ladun discovered the rotten wood after working on an asbestos case in the room. In September which had been covered over the years. He said asbestos appearances are common for older buildings, and the tile was removed in the renovation. It wasnt dangerous or anything, but it is regulated, he said. Ladun said he did a walkthrough of the building with the UF Environmental Health and Safety in October. He noted the where Hamby fell. This was eventually pointed out to Facility Services. Outside consultants also found above 60 percent in January. In a well air-conditioned building, the and 60 percent. He said if levels are consistently above 60 percent for hours or days, there might be something wrong with the building. The pool of rainwater underneath the building could contribute to the increase of the relative humidity, Ladun said. Youre relying on the air conditioning to dry out the building and keep that moisture in check, he said. At a certain point, its possible that youd have too much moisture so the air conditioning can no longer keep the building dry. was weak for at least a year before he fell into it. With the staff of the building moving into the trailers by this week, Hamby, whos been with the department for 30 years, said he might retire in the modular building. It would be nice to have a place where we wouldnt have to worry about that again, he said. @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgUPD, from pg. 1The safety assessment could take about three weeks to completeWill Clewis / Alligator Staff rushed after these changes. I was very ecstatic and thankful most of all that our upper administration and our provost was so willing to support us, he said. The four rooms in Cypress Hall will have lift systems, which help students with disabilities move around the room, and a remote that can open the door and control the blinds to help students live more autonomously, Altamirano said. can be used for students with severe mobile impairment, UF plans to add the lift systems and other necessary technology in the rooms as demand grows, Winick said. After these four rooms are renovated, Some of the students who live in Cypress Hall have personal care assistants who provide service 24 hours a day. With about 43 care attendants who help care for students in the residence hall, the space is relatively small for them, he said. Some of the funding will be used to make a larger space where staff members wait for their students to need their assistance. Altamirano said he is excited about adding staff members. The graduate assistant will lead initiatives like disability advocate training to create more sources of support for disabled students on campus and play a role in transitioning students by explaining what resources are available to them when they enter UF and help ate, Altamirano said. Altamirano said he also hopes to develop a career fair where students can interact with disabilityinclusive employers. Bradley Minotti, a 20-year-old UF psychology sophomore who has used the DRC since he was a freshman, said he is excited about the additional learning specialist and graduate assistant. Its something that weve all been hoping for, for a while now, he said. Minotti hopes the additional staff will relieve some of the pressure on the DRC as the number of students they serve continues to climb. Hes also looking forward to shorter wait times to see his own learning specialist. He said he currently waits two to three weeks. The decision to increase funding and resources shows that UF administration prioritizes supporting students with disabilities, he said. They heard that we needed more resources and theyre going to provide that, which I think is really great because not a lot of universities think like that, he said. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgDRC, from pg. 1 water spilled into a creek that connects to Lake Alice, according to Alligator archives. The area, which was sanitized by Florida Division of Emerfected environmentally, but drinking water was deemed safe. Linda Demetropoulos, a nature operations manager for the park, said Loblolly Woods is safe for visitors but they should still use caution. Normally visitors are instructed not to access the water area, so that has not changed, she said. @jessica_giles_ jgiles@alligator.orgSEWER, from pg 1Park visitors should be cautious Courtesy of Google Maps Loblolly Woods Nature Park


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 CRIME ROUNDUP GPD: Gainesville man arrested for child pornography possessionA Gainesville man was arrested Thursday morning after police said he shared and downloaded child pornography. Christopher Robert Fox, 36, told police who ing child pornography he downloaded after he realized what it was, according to a Gainesville Police arrest report. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children received a tip from the social media website Tumblr on Jan. 8 about three images and one video of suspected child pornography. The tip also included the IP address from the computer that shared the video, according to the report. GPD said it determined the IP address belonged to a computer that uses an internet plan belonging to Foxs roommate. Fox told police the Tumblr account was his, according to the report. He did not remember the video but if it was uploaded to his account it would have been by him, he said. When police searched Foxs laptop, they found a downloaded video of child pornography, according to deleted it after realizing it was child pornography. Fox was arrested on a charge of promoting a photo or movie of a sexual performance by a child and taken to the Alachua County Jail where he remains, as of press time, in lieu of a $75,000 bond.Deputies: Gainesville man pours hot oil on three sleeping peopleA Gainesville man woke up three people with a pan of hot oil Friday morning, Alachua County Sheriffs OfDarian Denard Holmes, 48, heated a pan of cooking oil on a stove in a Holly Heights North apartment and poured it on three people sleeping in the living room, according to an arrest report. Less than 24 hours later, he returned to the apartment and called police to tell his side of the story, Lt. Josh Crews said. He was arrested shortly after. A woman, who was pretending to be asleep in the living room, witnessed Holmes pour the oil on a mans chest and shoulder; on another mans foot, leg and back and on a womans neck and face, according to the report. She told police Holmes was upset and believed one of the three people he burned had stolen his money. The three people Holmes burned knew him as Rock and said they were all together the night before, according to the report. Police said he had gotten upset with them throughout the evening but did not say how or why. Crews said the woman and men injured were treated at UF Health Shands Hospital for their burns, which were not considered life-threatening, and released. Holmes was arrested on three counts of aggravated battery and for failing to pay child support. He was taken to the Alachua County Jail where he is being held without bond.GPD: Hawthorne men arrested for possessing drugs, gunsTwo Hawthorne men were arrested after police found drugs and three guns, one stolen, in their car, Gainesville Police said. were pulled over by police after midnight Thursday near the intersection of Southeast Hawthorne Road and East University Avenue in a silver Mazda SUV for an improper right turn and overly tinted windows, according to an arrest report. Police saw a marijuana cigarette next to Lewis and asked both men to step outside. middle of his chest to resist being handcuffed, according to the rea drivers license. Police found 19.3 grams of cocaine in small baggies, 34 oxycodone pills, 10 rocks of crack cocaine, one temazepam pill and three three guns, a 0.380-caliber Ruger LCP handgun and 0.410-caliber tion, and a 0.380-caliber Hi-Point handgun. They also found $830 The Ruger LCP handgun was reported stolen in Gainesville, police said. counts of possession of a controlled substance without a prescription. Lewis was charged with possession of less than 20 grams of session of a concealed weapon by a convicted felon. where they remain, as of press time, in lieu of $124,000 and $32,000 bonds, respectively. All Stories by Robert Lewis | @Lewis__Robert | By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterA self-proclaimed $50 Billion Man threatened to break a UF students neck before leaving a speaking event on campus March 21. Dan Pena, a controversial businessman and speaker, verbally attacked Juan Verse Lozano, a 22-year-old UF public relations senior, during a Q&A session hosted by the UF Entrepreneurship Club at the New Physics Building on Museum Road and Gale Lemerand Drive. Penas website claims his mentees have garnered $50 billion in value with his business guidance. The Alligator could not verify these claims. Lozano questioned the existence of Penas companies and called him a fraud. A video published on Lozanos Youtube channel shows Pena approaching Lozano and saying, Now before I snap your neck, kid, put the f----microphone down. Pena grabs toward Lozanos shoulder before the video cuts. Rachael Bunn, the Entrepreneurship Club president, said Penas representative sent the club a string of emails in August requesting to speak at the university. About 60 people attended the event, including 40 of Penas supporters, the 21-year-old UF advertising junior said. The rest of the audience consisted of UF students and alumni. The club didnt pay Pena to speak, she said. Before Lozano got to his question, Pena grabbed the microphone from his hand. Pena said he was done speaking and handed the microphone back to Bunn, Lozano said. A group of seven of Penas supporters surrounded Lozano and began yelling at him, he said. Lozano left after about 10 minutes with two friends because he feared for his safety, he The club agreed to host Pena to foster an open dialogue, Bunn said. But the night took a turn when Pena referred to the crowd using a slur and said they should commit suicide if they did not work hard, she said. Pena demonstrated shooting himself in the mouth, she said. The club expected him to give a speech on working hard to become successful. Instead, he was vulgar and disrespectful, Bunn said. It kind of drifted into what his idea of a motivational speech is, she said. Bunn said she ended the Q&A session and called University Police to escort Pena and his supporters from the building after he threatened Lozano. UPD didnt respond to a request for comment on the incident. Lozano said Penas speech was extremely inappropriate. Pena brandished a cricket paddle and told a childhood story about dropping zano said. Whenever he talks, its just shock value, he said. It sounds like hes trying to shock you into believing him. Pena declined to comment for this story. Lozano said he researched Pena and his companies after Pablo Padillo, the clubs vice president of external affairs, expressed concerns over the speakers credibility and outlandish behavior. Padillo and Lozano said they Penas companies. Lozano said he was particularly disturbed by Penas Youtube channel and rhetoric. I knew that if I didnt confront him headon, there was nobody else in that room who was going to, Lozano said.Self-proclaimed Billion Dollar Man threatens UF studentPena INTERNATIONAL DANCINGSouth African Gumboot dancers perform at the 46th Annual African Student Union Showcase in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Saturday evening. The showcase provides an opportunity for the expression of African music, dance, fashion, art, and cuisine. Kayla Turner / Alligator


The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Editorial Column MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 We learn just as much outside of the classroomBack in high school, I remember going through the lists of organizations and extracurricular activities I could join, perusing different club banners and posters after school. I wondered what it would take to get me into college, what clubs I would most enjoy and what activities I would actually be good at. Nothing felt quite as serious then; though I knew it was important for me to get involved, I didnt fully understand why. nior year here, I understand more clearly why joining student organizations, working part time or participating in research projects and other extracurriculars represent such important parts of an undergraduate education. Ive begun to see why and how these elements of my college experience have helped me grow as a person, not only academically but also personally. And I think thats true for everyone. Its not just because these club memberships and extracurricular opportunities gear us up for job hunts or more admissions cycles at the graduate level. Its not just because they keep us busy. Trust me, I enjoy being busy, can get crammed; involvement is good and healthy, but that. We learn so much more about ourselves and the world around us when we go out of our bubbles, meet other people and work on shared goals with each other. The times outside of lecture halls and library cubbies have a lot to teach us, too. any means. Still, Ive observed and celebrated changes within myself as a result of the people Ive met and the experiences Ive had through my club involvement, work experiences and research projects. Ill provide a few examples, and I promise Im trying to be sincere as trite as any of it may sound. Take my work at this newspaper, for example: In addition to writing columns, in the past Ive served as an editor in various sections of skills in writing and AP style and enhanced my respect for journalism as a profession and passion. Beyond that, though, The Alligator has demonstrated to me how to care for fellow students and colleagues; how to admit, own up to and correct my mistakes (and there have been many of them) and how to embody stronger leadership skills. Even the most academic research projects can show us more about ourselves. When I wrote and worked in my more elements of my project than I thought was humanly possible. Indirectly, research helped teach me the value of self-improvement and constantly aspiring to become better. I wanted the end product to be perfect, just right; what I learned from doing research is that sometimes we just have to try and enjoy that journey, rather than simply prioritizing the destination. The friends Ive made at places like The Alligator ofdepartment library have imparted to me more knowledge than a single lecture ever could. I believe the secret to becoming more well-rounded human beings lies in each and every one of us, if only we have the courage and And that, my friends, is way more valuable than another bullet point on a resume. Mia Gettenberg is a UF criminology and philosophy senior. Her column focuses on education.People are losing faith in police, and they should beOn the evening of March 18, Stephon Clark was shot eight Washington Post, he was shot in the neck, back and thigh. The bullets pierced his lungs and broke a number 20 times. About three to 10 minutes after the attack, Clark died. Sacramento neighborhood when they found him in the backyard of his grandmothers house where he lived. According to The Clark came toward them while holding what they believed to be topsy conducted. The familys lawyer stated that according to the autopsy reports, Clark could not have been moving toward the Sacramento Police didnt comment. showed the men shouting We need to know if youre O.K. just cant go over to get you help unless we know you dont have a weapon. the audio on their body cameras as they discussed the events that the attack to call for medical assistance. Protesters have since taken to the streets of Sacramento and black and Latino, is a sign of a police force that treats black residents with disdain and unfairly targets their neighborhoods. Clarks death was not unique. The brutal murder of black repeatedly, especially over the past several years. The frequency and even sheer existence of these cases is tragic. Whats more, es across the country do not appear to be taking these types of events seriously. If they did, they wouldnt frequent the headlines of every major news outlet every few weeks. Although Sacramento Police did adjust their body camera polcountry that brutality is not something to be taken seriously. As a result, Americans have lost trust in our police forces. The neighbor who originally called in the vandalism complaint in Clarks neighborhood told PBS she regrets making the call and said it makes her never want to call 911 again. for the work they do. But all people need to be able to trust our had a weapon and seemed threatening. need to set an example for other forces across the country. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff EDITOR, Jimena Tavel Mia


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7At UF, the month of April is more than just the last month of the Spring semester. April is Pride Awareness Month (PAM). Throughout the month, about 20 events address issues faced by the LGBTQ+ community and celebrate its culture. The events are not limited to members of the community anyone can come to celebrate or learn more. Just like the rest of the human population, the LGBTQ+ community faces mental health conditions. However, this community is subject to prejudice and other biases. We all have it hard enough in this world without being mistreated or looked down upon simply for who we are. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, LGBTQ+ individuals are nearly three times more likely than others to experience a mental health condition such as depression or anxiety. Their fear of coming out and being discriminated against for their sexual orientation or gender identity can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder, substance abuse and suicidal thoughts. LGBTQ+ people are forced to confront bias on two fronts: their sexual orientation or gender identity and mental health conditions. Often, they may hide both for fear of ridicule or rejection. Sometimes, they will talk about one or the other. LGBTQ+ youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide, experience suicidal thoughts or engage in self-harm than straight people. Between 38 and 65 percent of transgender individuals experience suicidal ideation. This, to me, is heartbreaking. We live in a world where people are afraid to be who they are and love who they want because of societal bias. We live in a world where people are afraid to tell their families about their identity because they fear their family will no longer love or accept them. People are afraid of heights because they could fall. People are afraid of the dark because there could be something dangerous lurking within it. But people are afraid of coming out because of society. Because of us. We need to show the world it is OK to be different and it is OK not to be OK. We need to show the world being who you are is OK. Being who you are is good. Being different is good. We need to listen when people talk to us. I know it can be challenging to understand something you havent experienced, including sexuality, identity and mental health conditions. But just remember, as hard as it is for you to understand, it is so much harder to be the perSo, what can you do? You can accept. You can love. Support one another and be part of the group that supports the LGBTQ+ community. You can be straight, cisgender and not struggle with a mental health condition and still support those who cannot claim any of those things. You dont have to be the same as another person to be there for them. You can be different and still be an advocate. It may be uncomfortable. People may for a community you are not a part of. Heres you are a part of: humanity. Being gay or bisexual does not make you less of a human. Being transgender does not make you less of a human. Discrimination, prejudice, violence and hatred does. Be part of the group making the lives of those in the LGBTQ+ community easier, not harder. Be part of the group that not only says being who you are is OK, but that being who you are is good. Fight for the most basic right of the human race. Fight to let everyone be who they are. Taylor Cavaliere is a UF journalism and psychology junior. Her column focuses on mental health.From the steam engine and automobile to electricity and the computer, dramatic paradigm shifts in society have coincided with monumental leaps in technology. Many predict the next leap will be throughs have made the world a better place in the long run. Innovation is to improve quality of life, and people continue to work toward new innovations in the hopes of improving quality of life. Today, scientists have hit a crossroads where they have lost vision of the sole is hard to believe in a time of sustained economic growth and record-low unemployment, disrupting our current way of life. The problem cally possible, but why scientists are trying to Many have a false conception that job loss tive manufacturing jobs. According to a recent about any job a human can within the next 40 years. Software and computers will evolve to the point where jobs in business, engineering and medicine will be performed by computing technology. Google has announced it has already programmed robots to write poetry. Scientists have proved the point machine as intelligent as a human. But beyond the mere knowledge of knowing scientists are capable of creating such machines, society gains very little relative to the negative consequences that will come from arAs a result of further automation, companies can save money and consumer products will be cheaper, but these minute advantages are irrelevant if people create a world where society can function without humans playing a leading role. From predicting what the future may hold when people no longer have to work, some economists have even promoted the idea of a universal income, where everyone receives a base salary. In fact, Finland is currently undergoing a two-year experiment of having a universal basic income. In the frenzy and complexity of people have avoided questioning ligence. Society would be heading in the wrong direction if most of the population no longer needed to work, losing the main purpose of an individuals role in society since the beginning of modern civilization. Economists can begin arguing on how to best supply income to a world without work, but economists would be more helpful in explaining why society would even want a world without employment being commonplace. Furthermore, Im not necessarily sure people need poetry and best-selling novels written by robots. Increasing computing technology may have once increased qualand instead toward permanent drawbacks that telligence may seem as avoiding progress, but there are other problems the worlds top minds can focus on: disease, poverty and maybe even hunger. In his book The Industries of the Future, former Senior Advisor for Innovation Alec Ross argues we were promised decades ago that the world today would be cured of novators have created watches that count footsteps and phones that speak back. Scientists lems that face society and then decide how to Technological development can improve quality of life. However, scientists are pushing society down the wrong track. The world should not avoid technology and development, but scientists and innovators must keep quality of life as the top priority when pushing the limits of whats possible. Joshua Udvardy is a UF environmental engineer junior. His column focuses on science.We should all be advocating for the LGBTQ+ community and their rights Column Column Taylor Joshua




MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 The Alligator will not be publishing from Friday, April 27 th to Monday, May 14 th ATTENTION Alligator Advertisers Display 352-376-4482 The deadline for Tuesday, May 15th is Thursday, May 10th By Irfan KovankayaAlligator Contributing WriterConner Dowds grandfather served as a Navy pilot for 26 years and retired at the rank of captain, inspiring his grandson to do the same. On Sunday, Dowd, a 21-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology junior and ROTC student, ran in and helped coordinate the 11th annual Fallen Heroes 5K to honor his grandfather and other veterans. The charity race raises money to support veterans and their families ceeds go to the Gainesville Fisher ganization. He said the race is about giving back to veterans because they The race raised a little more than $3,000, which came from donations, shirt sales and registration fees, said head organizer Hayden Pfefferkorn. The event was held at Depot attract UF students and Gainesville residents, as opposed to where it was previously held at the Commuter Lot on campus. (Military members) give their all so that we can have the freedom said. Events like this are the least The race began at 8:30 a.m. and about 215 people raced around the Depot Park loop. The event honored UF alumni Navy Seal James Suh and Naval Fouke, Pfefferkorn said. Suh and Fouke passed away while serving in 2005 and 2012, respectively. Dowd said he has volunteered for the past two years but couldnt run last year due to a foot injury. He almost wasnt able to run this year after being rear-ended in a minor car accident and suffering some injuries. He placed third with a time of with a time of 16:04, and Nick Rudnik, 25, placed second at 16:28. Its giving back to the community Im about to go into and thats always been something Ive tried to Annual 5K runs raises more than $3,000 for veterans Will Clewis / Alligator Staff Joe Freda (left), a 21-year-old political science junior, and Beau Butler (right), a 20-year-old nuclear By Wyatt SchreiberAlligator Contributing WriterSix-legged beasts are tearing up under the bark of century-old trees in South Florida, causing the trees to collapse and die. The beasts in question are dark brown and are measured in millimeters, typically ranging between 13 and 14 millimeters. Termites living in colonies of more than lowed out, the wind can easily knock them down. Thomas Chouvenc, a UF Institute of fessor of urban entomology, published a study in the March issue of Florida Entomologist chaos it has brought to Fort Lauderdale. Chouvenc and Jeremiah Foley, a 2017 UF entomology and nematology alumnus, walked through neighborhoods in Fort Lauderdale in March 2017 and stopped whenever they saw permission from the homeowners, they inspected the trees. They noticed something strange. The termites were not eating these trees from the inside like other tree species, like oak or maple, but they would consume it directly underneath the bark, Chouvenc said. Foley wrote in an email that the infection caused by the termites prevents the roots from time passes, the tree cant be sustained and dies. The pace at which these termites kill pine Foley said. Landowners have two options: guard their homes with insecticide or use termite bait. However, using insecticide doesnt kill the entire colony, Chouvenc said. Other trees, such as maple and oak, are also affected by the termite. With hurricane season starting June 1, termites appetite could cause more damage. Of three fallen oak trees in Fort Lauderdale that Chouvenc and Foley observed from Hurrisubterranean termite. One was a 50-year-old oak tree measuring 1.5 meters in diameter that collapsed onto someones roof and car. Were kind of worried because were lossaid.


By Kayla TurnerAlligator Contributing WriterAmy Carson is a teacher, but her classroom doesnt have rows of desks facing a chalkboard or central air conditioning. She believes nature is the ideal classroom. Carson leads Tinkergarten in Gainesville. Its a play-based learning program where groups of parents and children are encouraged to play outdoors, exploring the world around them through guided activities that teach core life skills. She teaches classes outdoors at Northeast Park and Jonesville Park. Carson, a 38-year-old Gainesville resident, said she led Tinkergarten classes in Texas for a year. But when she moved to Gainesville in July 2016, she realized the program wasnt offered in the area, so she decided to create it. The program began in September 2016. Since then, Carson said she has added two additional class leaders to the Gainesville staff and is in the process of training another. Its hard for adults to see the learning that happens when kids are playing because thats not the way that adults tend to learn, Carson said. The program is geared for children between the ages of 18 months to 8 years old because young kids develop best through play, not traditional classrooms at that age, Carson said. The activities vary from class to class and are tailored to the ages of the children in each class. The weekly classes are sold in eight-week sessions at $160 per student. The classes have a maximum enrollment of 12 students. Tinkergarten classes take place outdoors at a local park in the area, Carson said. The spring session classes in Gainesville are taught at Northeast Park and Jonesville Park. Nancy Caniff, a 45-year-old Gainesville resident, said her 4-year-old daughter Emme has es since she has been enrolled for more than two years. Caniff said her daughter is always excited for classes, which are just over an hour of outdoor time, songs, stories and friends. On Sunday nights, Caniff asks her daughter, Emme do you know what tomorrow is? Its Monday. Emme will respond, Tinkergarten! After we sleep? Caniff said. And she rushes to bed, Caniff said. Its just her favorite. Caniff said she recalls a class when the teacher brought plasblocks of ice. The children used tools like buckets and shovels to uncover the hidden treasure. The activity encouraged the children to use critical thinking skills and execute a multi-step solution to the problem at hand. Every class has a pattern, Caniff said. You know what to expect free play, introductions, play, social circle. We regroup, have a snack and head out from there. 10 ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018By Daisha PeekAlligator Contributing Writer Aaron Sandoval was examining a mouses foot muscle through a microscope in his research lab when he received an email that he won a $15,000 scholarship. Honestly, I didnt think I was going to win, Sandoval said. I was so excited. The 19-year-old UF biology sophomore found out he won the The Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundations scholarship March 30. Another UF student, Andrew Sack, a 21-year-old UF mathematics junior, was an honorable mention. Both students are in UFs Honors Program. The Goldwater Foundation gives scholarships to undergraduate sophomores and juniors pursuing research in science, technology, engineering waters website, 211 students out of the 1,280 students who applied won scholarships, and 281 were named honorable mentions, who are recognized but dont receive any money. The scholarship application included an online questionnaire, a research essay and three recommendation letters. Honors Program associate director Regan Garner said she was proud of Sandoval and Sack. The Goldwater Scholarship is one of the most prestigious undergraduate awards, Garner said. It speaks to the quality of not only our students, but our faculty. Since 2008, 18 UF students have received the award and 17 have been named honorable mentions. Garner said the Honors Program gives students an advantage because it immerses them in research. For his application, Sandoval said he wrote about his research on cell regeneration. Sack said he wrote about his research with math algorithms. This was the second year Sack applied for the scholarship, having not receiving anything the previous year. Although Sack didnt win, he said he was happy to be recognized and looks forward to applying for similar opportunities for graduate school. Its not the same as the scholarship, Sack said. But my parents and the Honors Program were happy.UF student receives $15,000 scholarship for STEM research Sandoval Courtesy to The AlligatorEmme, 4, and her friend, Colton, drink hot blueberry tea during snack time at Northeast Park during Tinkergarten class. Tinkergarten is a play-based learning program where groups of parents and children are encouraged to play outdoors, exploring the world around them through guided activities that teach core life skills. Courtesy to The AlligatorThomas Emmel, 76, holds onto 13 specimens of the brown years after his initial discovery, Emmel said he was surprised they were rediscovered. He said he hopes to discover more about the species. Tinkergarten teaches problem-solving outside the classroom By Hannah MaggioreAlligator Contributing Writer in March 1959 as a 17-year-old on an expedition in Mexico. The specimen was later stashed away in one of his collection drawers and forgotten about. That was until last Fall, when Andrew Warren, a senior collections manager at the UF McGuire Center for Lepidoptera & Biodiversity, found the specimens in a drawer. He noticed something odd about the species. He came running upstairs and asked, What were you doing in March of 1959? Emmel, now 76, said. brown on its upper side while its underside is marked with magenta stripes and silver dots. No other colors, which makes scientists think mel said. When Warren discovered this, he chose to honor the buttermeli, after Emmel, who discovered it about 60 years ago. I was very thrilled, its a great honor actually, said Emmel, an afMcGuire Center. Emmel said he was on the 1959 expedition with ornithologist, or bird expert, L. Irby Davis to record Mexican bird songs in Chiapas, Mexico. They were driving through a pine forest south of San Cristobal de las Casas when their car needed mechanical repairs. While staying an unexpected three or four nights in the area, Emmel said he wandered around and ing the previously unknown species. Emmel said he had forgotten about the collection but had kept it when he came to UF in 1968. When the McGuire Center opened in 2004, Emmel moved his collection there. Although Emmel said he couldnt isms in museum collections. This discovery is an example of the importance of maintaining museum collections for researchers in the future, Warren said. For now, the specimens remain in the museum collection at the McGuire Center. Warren said he hopes in the next 10 years, scientists will pillars eat. Emmel said he wants a special people that new discoveries can happen anywhere. New surprises come up, and its really amazing that materials collected 60 years ago can have great value, Emmel said.


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Led by sophomore Andy Zhang HORFORD LEADS CELTICS TO GAME 1 VICTORY Al Horford Follow us for updates MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 Philadelphia has seen enough sports success in the past four months to last a decade. To start it off, the Eagles February and turned the entire city into a madhouse. Then, the Villanova mens basketball team secured its second national championship in three years earlier this month and kept the party alive. Now, the Flyers are playing in the NHL playoffs again after missing the cut last season. delphia sports success story this year is the remarkable reversal of fortune for the that fans in Wells Fargo Center replaced their red, white and blue jerseys with brown bags over their heads, hiding from the third-worst regular season performance seasons before this years 52utterly horrible, losing 190 of Joel Embiid and their mighty season last year due to a foot ing franchise and led it to the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. success as well, averaging a double-double with 22.9 points and 11 rebounds per game fered a facial fracture and missed the latter rode into the postseason. Off Brandt / Opinion Benjamin BrandtTwitter: @bhb1227SEE COLUMN, PAGE 16 BASEBALLBy Ethan Bauer Sports Writer With the way Floridas baseball team has a handful of players who merit the title top perEspecially after this weekend, when the No. gers to further swell their conference record. Especially when UF has won 13 of its last 14 games. halfway point of the teams conference slate, so its worth taking a look at which players among the ones excelling are excelling the most. most? Heres a look at two pitchers and two position players who are leading the Gators. Closer Michael Byrne Despite boasting a weekend rotation with rne, a junior from Orlando, has been UFs most consistent and perhaps most dangerous weapon on the mound. He doesnt overpower anyone with a fastball that tops out in the low 90s, and he doesnt have near-robotic control. among pitchers with at least 10 innings tossed. His numbers arent as remarkable in conferthe best on the team.Assessing UF's top performers halfway through SEC playSEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16 FOOTBALLBy Jake DreilingerSports WriterThe uncertainty surrounding Floridas quarterback situation is alprospects of ever landing another head coaching job. While fans hoped a leader in the quarterback race would reveal himself during the Gators Orange and isnt clear-cut favorite for the startThe three likely candidates ory Jones each had their shining moment but also had some plays they wish they could have back. Heres a look at how each one did in the spring game. Feleipe Franks While Franks failed to throw a leond quarter he did run for two. where he broke through the grasp line of scrimmage. The second came at the goal line, where Franks faked a hand-off to running back Lamical the ground, Franks had the highest completion rate of the three quaryards. when Franks did miss a pass, it was usually due to poor judgement. On one play, receiver Van Jefferson was wide open on the right side too late but threw the ball anyway. son and broke up the pass. Franks is the only quarterback on the roster to have appeared in a college game before and has been using that experience to help further his play. that has made it easier for me this spring is just being more comfortKyle Trask Trasks throwing ability was on shirt sophomore threw a 19-yard bullet to wide receiver Rick Wells Orange and Blue Game leaves quarterback situation unclearEmma Green / Alligator Staff SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16


MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15LACROSSEBy Tyler NettunoSports Writer Theres a reason that the Gators lacrosse team was a unanimous pick to win the Big East during the preseason: It hasnt lost a conference game since 2015. No. 9 Florida (11-3, 6-0 Big East) is the only ranked team in the conference, and aside from a close call in its league opener against Vanderbilt when it won 11-10, Big East play has been a breeze for the Gators. Of the six conference games the team has played this spring, it forced a running clock in four of them. The vast gap between Florida and the in UFs 18-6 beatdown of Marquette on Saturday. The Eagles (9-5, 5-1 Big East) entered the game tied for the lead in the conference standings, but once again, the Gators left no doubt that they were the better team. In similar games this season, Florida has taken advantage of every opportunity to rest starters and give its bench a chance to show what it can do. So far, the results have been impressive. Against Marquette, UFs reserves scored four goals. Its a long week ahead so it was good for some starters to get a break, Gators coach Amanda OLeary said in a release. But it is also good to see some players who typically dont get in and see what they can do. hadnt scored a goal all season heading into the teams matchup against Temple on April 4, has found the back of the net in each of Floridas past three games. Sophomore attacker Madisyn Kittell burst onto the scene in the Gators overtime victory over Loyola on February 25, scoring two critical goals late in the game. She scored two goals in the subsequent win over Jacksonville before being held scoreless over the next three games. However, since the team began conference play, she has scored seven goals in seven games, including two-goal performances against Villanova and Towson. With only three games remaining in the regular season for Florida, the experience gained by players that dont normally see season. With their conference winning streak now at 28, the Gators will travel to Cincinnati to take on the Bearcats at noon on Wednesday. season. @TylerNettuno tnettuno@alligator.orgFloridas bench shining during conference play MENS TENNISBy Dylan RudolphSports Writer plex on Friday for the last time this season, senior Chase Perez-Blanco, along with fellow seniors Jordan Belga and Josh Wardell, stayed on the court. With their arms wrapped around each other, the three teammates looked up at the scoreboard, which read 7-0 over Alabama, of Florida. During the match, I tried not to think about it too much, Perez-Blanco said. I knew the nerves would come in, and I would get in my own head. Even though postseason play is right around the corner, the senior knew what Fridays match against the Crimson Tide meant: Tennis Complex as a Gator. I wouldnt change a thing, Perez-Blanco said. Its just been the best four years. No one can blame him for not wanting to change anything about his career. From the start, the team knew he was something special. Perez-Blanco was exceptional his freshman year, sporting a 25-11 overall singles record and winning two SEC Freshman of the Week honors along with being named to the SEC All-Freshman Team. As a sophomore, he won a career-high 16 dual matches and 30 overall singles victories. Perez-Blanco has continued to improve every year at UF, and it culminated in a top-10 winningest career at the school. With the dramatic 2-6, 7-6, 10-7 win on Friday over Alabamas Edson Ortiz, the Miami native won his 91st career singles match. Perez-Blanco is now only three wins away from ninth on the all-time list. Weve had some great players walk through these doors, coach Bryan Shelton said. For (Perez-Blanco) to be among them, it really shows how much he has accomplished here. The senior also has 180 career wins in singles and doubles combined, which ranks eighth all-time at UF. He is one win away from moving into a tie for sixth all-time with former Gators Elliott Orkin and Greg Ouellette. Playing alongside doubles partner Oliver Crawford, that mark isnt far out of reach. The two players have won their last six doubles matches together, with the previous two in dramatic, come-from-behind duels to clinch the doubles point for Florida. Shelton said Perez-Blanco has come into his role as a vocal leader for the team, and his can come back in matches the way he does. The senior will have more chances to climb the win ladder when the Gators return to play on April 27 for the SEC tournament. @dyrudolph SOFTBALLBy Mark Stine Sports WriterDespite being entrenched in a battle for position atop the SEC standings, No. 6 Florida and No. 11 South Caroin support of one cause. For the third consecutive season, UF hosted the Yellow Game, a display of support for those affected by pediatric cancer. Both teams wore bright yellow hats yellow ribbons in their hair. days doubleheader, the Gators and an inspirational young man. William Collett threw out the days diagnosed with leukemia and is actively receiving treatment at Shands Childrens Hospital. Its not just one team against cancer. Its everyone, UF pitcher Kelly Barnhill said. Just seeing William We want to show that were supporting them. Thomas Collett, Williams father and a radio broadcaster with the Gator IMG Sports Network, posted a video on Twitter of his son heaving the softball into the mitt of senior catcher Janell Wheaton. William was also surprised with a softball signed by the entire team and a Florida batting helmet. In return, William gave every player and coach a yellow bracelet, which reads Pray For William. Third baseman Nicole DeWitt, who hit a walk-off home run in the second game of Saturdays doubleheader against the Gamecocks, reacted to the video on Twitter. Its so amazing that this sport can bring awareness to pediatric cancer! DeWitt tweeted. William, you are awesome and will be with the Gators for the rest of our season! UF also recognized Heather Braswell, an honorary member of the team from 2009 until 2014 when she passed away due to brain cancer. A yellow HB was scripted into the Braswell family in attendance. I wasnt able to know (Heather), senior pitcher Aleshia Ocasio said. But the tradition that she carries and the meaning that this yellow day and ing that we can reach out to so many people and spread awareness. @mstinejr mstine@alligator.orgAlligator File PhotoNicole DeWitt tweeted her support for William Collett, a boy with leukemia, on Saturday night after UF honored him during a pregame ceremony. William, you are awesome, DeWitt wrote. Kittell


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Maximize your exposure by advertising in the last paper of the Spring semester and reach students and Gainesville locals.Simmons shined like a seasoned superstar. He recorded two of his season-total 12 triple-double performances, including a 27-point, 15-rebound, 13-assist outing against the Cleveland Cavaliers on April 6. playoff game on Saturday night and remained unshaken by the atmosphere. The 76ers pounded the Miami Heat 130-103 behind Simmons 17 points and 14 assists. numbers across the stat sheet resemblant of point guard greats such as Magic Johnson and Oscar Robertson is Simmons unfaltering maturity and leadership at 21 years old. With Embiid injured, the next youngest starter is three years Simmons senior. But still, Simmons is the designated playmaker and the man always in control. Compared to the oddities of 2017 No. 1 draft pick Markelle Fultzs rookie year and the quiet debut of the Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball, Simmons Philadelphia looks better than it has since the days of Allen Iverson at the turn of the century, making the Eastern Conference much more than just Lebron James personal playground. Dont be surprised if Simmons and the Sixers make quick work of and threaten to send James home almost a decade. Ben Brandt is a sports writer. Contact him at bbrandt@alligator. org.COLUMN, from pg. 14 Reliever Jordan Butler You probably imagined Brady this spot. Both are solid choices, and both have eerily similar numbers, which made it hard to choose. But it was always anticipated their lofty expectations, and so far, they have. Freshman lefty Jordan Butler was a complete unknown outside the program entering the that OSullivan was concerned about when the season started. For that, he gets the nod. Butler is third on the team with a 2.38 ERA, and hes thrown more than twice as many innings as second-place Andrew Baker. His numbers in SEC play are even more impressive, with zero earned runs, 14 strikeouts, four walks and four hits allowed in 11.1 innings. OSullivan said that entering the season, he wasnt sure who was going to bridge the gap from Singer, Kowar and fellow starter Tyler Dyson to Byrne. He didnt have an established eighth-inning guy. Butler has become that guy. Hes a very big part of our team, catcher JJ Schwarz said. Third baseman Jonathan India Its impossible to leave India off this list. His .436 batting average leads the SEC, and so does his slugging percentage, on-base percentage and runs scored. His average would set a new UF single-season record if the season ended today, and hes carrying a 23-game hitting streak. Like Butler, hes only gotten better in conference play. Hes hitting .509 in the SEC, and teams have made a habit of intentionally walking him. That speaks to how feared he has become as been for the Gators during their successful run. Shortstop Deacon Liput Wil Dalton, Nick Horvath, Austin Langworthy and Schwarz could but because of how hes excelled after a slow start, the nod goes to Liput. Floridas shortstop opened the year suspended, but since hes returned to the lineup often in the leadoff spot hes hitting .301 with 20 RBIs. Had he played during his suspension, those RBI numbers would put him on pace for 30 runs driven in. That would place him second on the team to Dalton. His return to the lineup also with shortstop, trying out true freshman Brady McConnell as well as sliding India over from third base and leaving freshman Brady Smith at the hot corner. McConnell and Smith have hit .143 and .267 this season, respectively, so keeping them on the bench and solidifying an already potent lineup with Liput at shortstop has been a major boost for Floridas offense. @ebaueri ebauer@alligator.orgLiput is hitting .301 and has 20 RBIsAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffJonathan India's .436 batting average leads the SEC. He also leads the conference in slugging percentage, on-base percentage and runs scored. bullseye. That pass set up a 7-yard touchdown run by Jordan Scarlett the next play. Throws like that came often for Trask, who ended the day with the most completions of any quarterback. He went 12 for 24 on the day and threw for a team-high 178 yards. He also didnt throw a legitimate touchdown same situation as Franks. While his throws looked the best of the three quarterbacks due to the zip he had as he released the ball, his inexperience showed on Saturday. He overthrew receivers at times and almost tossed multiple interceptions. Despite his struggles with accuracy, Trask believes his performance could be enough to earn him the starting role. I feel like I showed a lot more maturity at the quarterback position with my hard work and determination to get better, Trask said. Emory Jones of the biggest recruits in the Gators 2018 freshman class. The performance that ensued consistent. Jones had his moments, like a 58-yard touchdown pass to tight end R.J. Raymond in the second quarter and a 19-yard touchdown pass to tight end Kemore Gamble in the third quarter. He also had some plays that showed just how much he needs to learn. Jones threw the only interception of the game, a ball that was tipped at the line of scrimmage and fell into the hands of walk-on linebacker Jahim Lawrence. At the end of the day, Jones had the most passing touchdowns of any quarterback that played. His accuracy, however, wasnt as 93 yards. @DreilingerJake jdreilinger@alligator.orgFOOTBALL, from pg. 14BASEBALL, from pg. 14Trask went 12 for 24 with 178 yards