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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator Two Gilchrist County deputies shot, killedTheir names and the shooters have been released, pg. 13UF Student Body president denies ties to groupTurning Point USA used his photo in a brochure, pg. 3 INDIAS STREAK ENDS AGAINST UKFlorida third baseman Jonathan Indias 24-game hitting streak came to an end on Thursday during UFs win over Kentucky, pg. 14VOLUME 112 ISSUE 83Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Alligator Staff WriterWhen Desmond Grimes heard the fuzzy voice of control center from his bus radio, he told himself he would Check your schedule, the voice tem bus operator, instantly knew what that was code for: another them why do I need to check the number of days off school, and he the city that bus operators are tired I did all I could take to make this year, to make sure that I could said many drivers leave because of Zefnia Durham III, the bus Bus driver shortage leads to forced overtime, low payTaylour Marks / Alligator Staff Desmond Grimes, 38, welcomes students onto the 117 Bus at the Reitz Union. Grimes route, Park-NRide 2, circulates through 34th Street back to the Reitz Union. SEE FEATURE, PAGE 8THE CONTRACT TO BUY THE CAMERAS WILL COST THE CITY ABOUT $610,000. By Jessica GilesAlligator Staff Writer units will turn on the cameras if the patrol tivated, said Gainesville Police spokesperson mands as much transparency as possible, and these are a vehicle to that transparency, camera, so GPD will distribute them to road cers, on breaks or on the scene of a bomb If, you know, they encounter a situation said it was only a matter of time before @jessica_giles_ FEATURE FRIDAY


Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Alligator. The Alligator The Independent Florida Alligator The Alligator The Alligator The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 or email alligators Events / News in Brief Todays WeatherAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018WHATS HAPPENING?Save the Swamp GatorNights The Reitz Union will host an Earth Day-themed Save the Swamp GatorNights. Activities include a do-it-yourself ecofriendly water bottle and starry night painting classes. Gators Going Green will have plant tiedye. Catch the award-winning movie Lady Bird, showing in the auditorium at 8 p.m. and 10:45 p.m. Create a birdhouse in the arts & crafts center from 9 to 11 p.m. Treat yourself at the end of the night with nachos at midnight munchies. GatorNights is always Friday, always free for UF students with a Gator 1 card. Florida Museum gala The Florida Museum of Natural History will hold a Passport to the Galapagos gala from 7 to 11 p.m. Saturday. The evening will include a dinner, entertainment and dancing. Proceeds from the event will support museum educational programs. For more information, to purchase tickets or to make a donation, call 352-2732047. Florida Museum photography workshop The Florida Museum of Natural History will host a photography workshop from 9 a.m. to noon Sunday in the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit, which features 60 to 80 species at any given time. Attendees will be able to use tripods and other photographic equipment not usually permitted. The fee is $40, or $35 for museum members, and includes exhibit admission. Pre-registration is required, and participants must be 18 years or older. For more information or to register, call 352-273-2057. Gallery Talk: The Life and Image of Toussaint LOuverture Join David Geggus, a UF professor of history, will be at the Harn Museum of Art 3 p.m. Sunday, for a discussion of the dramatic career of Toussaint LOuverture, the slave who became a leader of Haitis independence movement. This talk will address some of the controversies surrounding his life and public image in relation to the series The Life of Toussaint LOuverture, 15 silkscreen prints on view in the exhibition History, Labor, Life: The Prints of Jacob Lawrence. Admission is free. Computing Program UF is accepting application from 9th and 10th grade high school students for the Gator Computing Pre-College Program summer 2018. The program will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. starting June 4 to June 15 at UF. Program attendees will explore the role of computers in society, research and the economy with faculty from engineering, social sciences, medical research and biotechnology disciplines, as well as university staff with expertise in emerging technologies, such as 3-D printing and virtual reality. Visit cpet.ufl. edu for more information and to access the application portal. The cost is $500. Needbased scholarships are available. 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 May 10, 1869. Asian Pacific Islander American Affairs will celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Desi American Heritage Month with events until Monday. 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 Wednesday. The event is open to faculty, staff, students and guests. Each participant will receive an event T-shirt and breakfast following the race. Registration ends April 24 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 352-273-4450. Runoff election early voting Early voting sites for the 2018 City of Gainesville runoff election will be open from starting Saturday through April 28. Hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesday and Thursday, when locations will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Early voting locations: Cone Park Branch Library at 2801 E. University Ave., Millhopper Branch Library at 3145 NW 43rd St. and the Supervisor of Elections Office at the Josiah T. Walls Building 515 N. Main St. Talking Gators Toastmasters Talking Gators Toastmasters, which helps people get more comfortable speaking in public, meets at 5:45 p.m. every Tuesday in Steinmetz Hall, 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 83NEWSROOM Editor Digital Managing Editor Engagement Managing Editor 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


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 rrf rfntbrbrrnr btrnnnbnnb nt ntnrrtbnb brrbrbnb rbtrnnb nbtr btrf rnnbbn bnnb rf brnrbrrrt nrnb t t ttt rnrbnr rf tnnnrr rf btrntnb nnbntrnbb nn nrnr nrbn bbrbrbnbrfntbf By Christina MoralesAlligator Staff WriterUF Student Body President Smith Meyers has denied being involved with a conservative the organizations brochures. published in a 28-page broHigher Education on April 6. Chronicle in May 2017 described Turning Point USA as a conservative group that Government elections at colleges and universities nationwide. The article reported the orgaTurning Point USAs Campus Victory Project. The Chronicle reported that the group has ones. emailed statement April 10 the group took a permission. He said this has happened to other Student Body presidents across the country. Meyers said he does not have a relationship with the organization. Student Government is a non-partisan to working with students across the political The Alligator tried to contact the national ment. According to the brochure on The Chronielected 54 Student Body presidents. SG races The Chronicle. The pamphlet said the group recruits stuTurning Point USA has embarked on makto see Meyers photo on the brochure. She said she wished he wouldve taken a stronger stance against the organization in his response. why he wouldnt come out and stand up @Christina_M18 cmorales@alligator.orgUF Student Body president denies Turning Point USA tiesMeyers By Robert LewisAlligator Staff Writer deputies eating lunch in a Chinese restauThe shooter was idenauthorities as John HuFlorida. Noel Ramirez and Deputy were eating in the restau1122 E Wade St. in downp.m. when the shooter walked up to the restaurant and shot both depTrenton is about 45 minthe shooter dead outside the restaurant and The shooting is still an ongoing invesrelease. two @GCSOFlorida deputies (HEROES) who Florida Governor Rick Scott announced christ. Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi conin a statement. @Lewis__Robert Shelbie Eakins / Alligator StaffCONCERT LOVINGMatthew Dunbrack, a 20-year-old nuclear engineering sophomore, plays the ukulele while fellow members of The Staff perform their rendition of Take On Me by A-ha at their spring concert Thursday night. Lindsey Ramirez


4 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 4 pc Chicken Tenders Snack with Buttermilk Biscuit only $3.99Choose from Supremes or Homestyle TendersBreakfast Lunch Dinner Open Daily: 6 AM 10 PM 3120 SW Archer Road (352) 745-7221 By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterThe Gainesville Target supermarket store is making it easier to avoid binge shopping. On Monday, the Target at 3970 SW Archer Road became one of nearly 270 stores in the South and Southeast to offer Drive Up, which allows customers to order items from the Target app to be brought to their car by an employee. Orders take about an hour to complete, and customers can wait in the stores designated Drive Up parking spaces, according to a news release. Target plans to expand the service it piloted in the Minneapolis area last fall to 1,000 stores by the end of 2018, according to the release. Stephanie Campbell, the Archer Road Target front-end manager, said the store has received three orders from moms in a hurry picking up a few items since it began offering the service Monday. The feedback has been positive, she said. The Archer locations parking lot has four Drive Up parking spaces, she said. When Diana Brown walked into Target on Wednesday morning to buy Keurig coffee pods, she ended up leaving with cat litter, clothing hangers, wine, coffee and a birthday gift for her friend. Brown said the Target app would be useful when she needs to pick up essentials but doesnt want to be tempted by the dollar-bin section. Target is addicting, the 26-year-old UF veterinary graduate student said. I enjoy my experience, but I spend way too much. @AmandaNicRosa arosa@alligator.orgGainesville Target now By Camille GrahamAlligator Contributing WriterAlachua County may have to look to neighboring counties to house foster children. Partnership for Strong Families, a communitybased child welfare agency that cares for about 5,000 children in 13 counties, including Alachua, reports there are about 80 children in need of homes in Alachua, said Patty Carroll, director of community relations and recruitment for the agency. There are about 55 licensed foster homes in the county, and many of these homes have a one-to-two child limit. Carroll said the shortage is due to a rising number of children in need of placement in a foster home in recent years. The shortage could lead to children being placed in neighboring counties like Levy and Bradford based on availability in homes. Theyre not only leaving their home, theyre leaving their school, their friends, their peer groups, the sports team theyre on or the extracurricular activity theyve been participating in, Carroll said. Theyre leaving everything that they knew. Valerie Stonerook, a 34-year-old stay-at-home mom in Gainesville, said she and her husband knew there was a need in the community for foster homes, prompting them to get licensed in November despite their hesitations. After completing necessary background checks, home inspections and a nine-week preparation course, the Stonerooks were approved in November and have since fostered three children. We were nervous it would take our time and attention away from our four biological kids, Stonerook said. But its ultimately helped to bond us as a family. Carroll said there is an even n higher need for homes for teenagers and groups of siblings. She said if a family is unable to foster a child, they can still help by raising awareness and encouraging others to learn more about it. As a community, when we can rally around those families that are taking in our kids, we strengthen that family and child, and we strengthen the whole community too, Carroll said. THE 1-YEAR-OLD AVOIDED A HEART TRANSPLANT. By Elliott NasbyAlligator Staff Writer seven months, 1-year-old Valeria Ocampos heart beat on its own. The babys family, along with her team of surgeons and nurses at UF Health Shands Hospital, were stunned when on April 2, Valerias to her heart, was successfully removed. The pump had kept her alive for nearly half of her life. But by early March, hospital start weaning her off the Berlin Heart. Over the course of three weeks, doctors gradually decreased the machines pump rate, said cardiac surgeon Mark Bleiweis. tient to ever come off the Berlin Heart, a device for end-stage heart failure. The machine fed four tubes into the different chambers of her heart and is normally a transition toward a heart transplant, Bleiweis said. Its probably one of the greatest experiences in our groups history, he said. She has been given a chance to live a normal life. Victoria Escobar, Valerias mother, said the road to healing has been stressful. Valeria, less than a year old, fought complications like strokes, seizures and a collapsed lung. Its extremely painful for a parent to watch their child go through something like that, Escobar said. Since her youngest daughter was transferred to Shands, Escobar, 34, said she practically lived at the hospital, often sleeping on a hospital-provided sofa bed. She said everyone agreed to be strong for Valeria, who rarely stopped smiling. Shes a very happy baby, Escobar said. When Valeria celebrated her organized a photoshoot. She and her husband, Carlos Ocampo, and several nurses decorated the hospital bed with pink and gold pillows. They gave Valeria a pink dress and chocolate birthday cake which Valeria dug into, covering her face and hands in frosting. I needed to keep that face smiling, Escobar said. That was my goal keep that face smiling. Every day, Escobar and Ocampo clung to the hope that Valerias heart might improve, she said. About 30 doctors, nurses, family and friends crowded around Valerias bed when the doctor stopped cried. Escobar couldnt believe Valerias heart was beating on its own. She wouldnt have to see her daughter, only about eight pounds, hooked up to a machine the size of a small refrigerator anymore. On April 13, Valeria left the hospital. Escobar said even small things are more meaningful now. was startled by the rushing water as her mother gingerly soaped over the ridge of newly formed scars. Those scars, I love them. Im going to take care of them, Escobar said. Those are the proof of gods miracle.Courtesy to The AlligatorCarlos Ocampo, left, and Victoria Escobar, right, kiss their 1-year-old daughter Valeria Ocampo, who was released from UF Health Shands hospital last Friday.


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 1236 NW 21st Ave (off of 13th St.) OPEN Monday Saturday 11AMPM Closed Sunday (352) 260-6958A perfect study & meeting spot... URBAN THREAD OPEN Monday Friday 11, Sat 11, Sun 11HARPERS CORNERat URBAN THREAD2 LOCATIONS: 1236 NW 21ST AVE (352) 271-1179 802 W. UNIVERSITY AVE (352) 727-7500 By McKenna BeeryAlligator Contributing WriterFlorida voters will decide whether victims rights will become part of the states constitution in Novembers general election. Voters will be able to vote on Marsys Law, which would guarantee victims receive timely er an offender is in custody or major developments in a criminal case, said Jennifer Fennell, a spokesperson for the proposal. It will also guarantee the right of victims and their families to be present and speak at court proceedings. The proposal has received support from Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, as well as 23 out of 66 other state sheriffs. On Monday, the Florida Constitution Revision Commission voted 34-3 in favor of placing Marsys Law on the 2018 general election ballot on November 6, Fennell said. The commission is made up of 37 commissioners who meet once every 20 years to examine the Florida Constitution and propose changes for voter consideration. In order for it to pass and become part of the states constitution, it will need 60 percent of the votes in the general election, Fennell said. Florida is one of 15 states that does not provide clear and enforceable rights for victims of crimes in its constitution, Fennell said. I think everybody who is involved in the criminal justice process is concerned with making sure victims have a voice and they are treated with dignity and respect, Fennell said. Thats what Marsys Law for Florida would do. Marsys Law was named after Marsalee Marsy Nicholas, of California, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend in 1983, Fennell said. One week after her death, the victims mother and brother, Henry T. Nicholas, walked into a grocery store and were confronted by the accused murderer. The family was unaware he had been released on bail. In an effort to honor his sister, Nicholas wanted to provide victims and their families with constitutional protections. He formed Marsys Law for All in 2008, which gives expertise and resources to victims rights organizations nationwide. Sheriff Darnell was not immediately available for comment. Alachua County Sheriffs the rights of the victims are not currently speciRhodenizer said the support from Darnell and two dozen other sheriffs shows that law and protect victims rights. We can, should and must protect the rights of the accused up to and through their conviction, but we also have to protect the rights of our victims in crime, he said.Florida voters to decide crime victims rights in constitution By McKenna BeeryAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville residents who live in District 1 will be able to cast their votes for either incumbent City Commissioner Charles Goston or challenger Gigi Simmons starting Saturday. The City of Gainesville announced Monday the 2018 District 1 Runoff Election early voting sites will be open from Saturday to April 28 for registered voters within the district, said TJ Pyche, outreach director for the Alachua County Supervisor of Elections. The general election day for District 1 residents is May 1. We encourage any and all registered citizens who live within District 1 in the City of Gainesville to take advantage of early voting and to make sure their voice is heard in this election, Pyche said. When votes came in during the original election on March 20, the District 1 race was only separated by 85 votes, with Simmons leading, so it went to a runoff, according to Alligator archives. The early voting locations, selected by the City of Gainesville, include Cone Park All voting sites hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., except Tuesday and Thursday when locations will open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Pyche said. Voters are required to present photo ing, Pyche said. Pyche said some accepted forms of United States passports and debit or credit cards. Voters are allowed to use requirement. The deadline to request a vote-by-mail ballot is 5 p.m. April 25. Vote-by-mail ballots can be requested online, in person, by phone, fax, mail or email. District 1 resident Juliun Kinsey said he always participates in early voting at the Cone Park Library location because of the convenience. 26-year-old said. The hours are pretty broad, so I can get in and get out and not have to stand in a long line to vote. Kinsey said he has never missed an election. Voting in elections is important to me, Kinsey said. I care about decisions that are made in city hall just as I care about the ones that are made in Tallahassee and Washington D.C.Early voting dates released By Bailey WingateAlligator Contributing WriterThe threat of salmonella has caused several supermarkets to pull eggs from their shelves, but Publix Super Markets in Gainesville didnt have to pull any because they were already expired. Publix 18-pack brand Grade A extra large eggs were recalled by Cal-Maine Foods Inc. because of possible contamination from Rose Acre Farms in Hyde County, North Carolina, according to Dwaine Stevens, a Publix spokesperson of the North Florida, South Alabama and South Georgia region. Stevens wrote in an email that Publix Super Markets in Gainesville had these eggs at one point, but the eggs had already been taken off the shelves before the recall due to being expired. Salmonella is a bacteria that when consumed in contaminated food can cause diarrhea, fever, chills and abdominal pain. If customers have any questions about the Publix XL 18-pack eggs that might be in their refrigerator, they can return them for a refund, he said, adding people should refrain from eating potential contaminated eggs. Elise Tutton, a UF nutritional sciences sophomore, said she goes to Publix every other week and occasionally buys Publix eggs. She said she wants to avoid salmonella at all costs, so she will pay more attention to the brands she purchases. I would probably avoid buying that brand of eggs, or stop buying eggs from Publix altogether until the recall is over, the 19-year-old said. Possible salmonella outbreak results in recall on Publix eggs


The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 326042257.Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Editorial Column FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 Trying to explain the success of Fortnite It was revealed this past week that the new mobile version of Fortnite is reeling in $2 million a day, usurping the insanely lucrative Candy Crush and Pokemon Go. If youve been living under a rock the last two months and do not know what Fortnite is, I will do my best to explain it here. Fortnite is the most recent success story in the video game genre known as battle royale games. tion and scavenging elements of a survival game with last man standing gameplay, battle royale games essentially all have the same formula: A large number of playor weapons. It is every man for himself, with players searching for supplies and engaging in skirmishes with each other as the map shrinks, bringing everyone closer to the dangerous core. The game goes on until there is one sole survivor, who is then deemed the winner. To give a sense of just how popular Fortnite and the battle royale genre is right now, Fortnite recently broke the record for most people playing at one time 3.4 million. Who previously held that record? A game called PlayerUnknowns Battlegrounds, another battle royale title. What makes these games so wildly popular is their simplicity and various factors dangerously feeding into their addictiveness. Loading and waiting times for Fortnite are very new one almost nonexistent. The result of this immediacy in game, except even worse. Now, you can start a new game wonder if this is the wisest thing to be doing right now. Over the last couple decades, gaming has steadily become more and more social, with multiplayer gaming becoming the centerpiece and primary money-maker for the industry. It makes complete sense, too. Playing games alongside friends, no matter where they are located geographically, enhances the experience for all. comes to multiplayer, but that has turned out not to be the case. Fornites 100-player servers are impressive and truly make it feel like you are on your own in a massive world, populated by that sets it apart and keeps players scratching and clawing for more. Instead, Fornite shines on the individual level with its quality squad gameplay and ease of playing with friends. Fortnite is a gigantic and daunting experience, but it is entirely squad-based. The fact that you are grouped up into small teams with your friends retains the closeness and personal chemistry elements that make games interesting. Like real life, wandering through the world alone can quickly become boring, however, doing it alongside your friends enhances the experience. In 2010, an online shooter game called MAG was released. The main selling point of the game was its online battles of of at the time. While the idea was novel, the game completemany people, and without the facilities in place for engaging gameplay with your friends, it quickly becomes dull. What Fortnite and other battle royale games do so well is preserve the personal experience of each player, never losing Most casual gamers just want to play with their friends at the end of a long day, so the easier a game makes this possible, and the more central it makes team gameplay, the wider the appeal will be. To succeed in a battle royale game, excellent communication and coordination with your friends is key. The same thing that is critical for success is also what makes these games so much fun: teamwork. What Fortnite and the battle royale genre do so well is facilitate and encourage the very element of gaming that keeps players coming instead preserving the personal experience of playing with friends. Andrew Hall is a UF management senior. His column focuses on entertainment. You think back to unloading your parents car in the front of BroIt feels like just yesterday, right? You decide to have one last get-together with your best friends and meet up at the usual friends apartment a few days before the big day with paint, brushes and graduation caps in hand. You all decide to keep it a secret what youre going to paint on your cap so you can all be surprised later that night. After a few hours of painting and several cold beers, its time ingly artistic painting of Century Tower. The last friend, however, has gone with a unique design. Their cap reads...Darts & LaurelsThis Monday, Accent Speakers Bureau announced it will host a 30-minute Q&A session with Jodi Kantor, the New York paying off his sexual harassment accusers. Kantor will talk about her career in journalism and her work on the famous story. Unfortunately, one thing she will not do is receive equal pay for speaking. According to Accent Chairwoman Shelby Buchanan, Kantor will be paid $20,000, For reference, Jim Jefferies was paid $125,000 to speak, and John Mullaney was set to receive $85,000. Terry Crews was paid $40,000 double what Kantor will receive. Before we go into our gripes about the inequity in payment, we have to award Accent our initial laurel. Bringing in Kantor to speak to UF students grants us all a unique opportunity to hear from one of the most noteworthy journalists and female professionals of our time, which is invaluable. As journalists ourselves, we each found ourselves elated at the chance to see Kantor, but the number behind her visit brought us back down. The distinction in pay is something we cannot look past or ignore. The inequality is blatant and astounding. As such, we award a dart to Accent as well, for their disrespect of Kantor, On May 29, many of us will need to run on Dunkin, because more than 8,000 Starbucks store locations will be closed. The coffee chain announced Tuesday it will close many of its cafes for the day in order to conduct anti-bias training. The decisions comes after two African American men were arrested at one of the stores. two men were arrested after they had asked to use the restroom without purchasing anything. An employee refused their request and asked them to leave the store. When the men stayed put, the employee called the police and the two men were arrested. bucks has chosen to handle the situation. Not only did the CEO issue a formal apology, but the company is choosing to do something about the problem and educate their employees. We are appalled that the incident ever took place, but we must award a laurel to the Starbucks company for taking preventative action so nothing like this happens again. regardless of motives, something good is resulting, and that is something we can be happy about and thankful for. The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.Melissa Gomez EDITOR A bby M iller EDITOR Caitlin Ostroff DIGITAL EDITOR Jimena Tavel EDITOR Andrew


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 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 You know those events that happen around the same time every year? As my second year at UF comes to a close, Ive started to get a sense of when the yearly events happen around here. Every year in April is the Student Government inaugural banquet, during which the new executive ticket gets inaugurated, SG doles out some awards and outgoing members give farewell speeches. Last week, I got a funny isnt the banquet supposed to be happening now? thought. At the same point in time last year, I had already received the invite sent to the minder email. It quickly became apparent the SG banquet this year was not open to all of SG. night and had also asked executive branch staffers to help with the decorations. During our Tuesday night Senate meetto our invites? I asked the Inchair about it during her weekly report, but the senate president stepped in, saying that it was Smith Meyers banquet and if I had questions, I should email him. I attempted to ask who got an invite during announcements but was quickly shut down by senate leadership. I resolved to try to go to the banquet anyhow. You cant close off an SG funded event, right? Turns out, you can. I was stopped at the door and told if I wasnt on the list, I wouldnt be able to go in. Even the two staffers at the check-in hadnt been invited, nor were they given food (that really pissed me off). I scanned the list of those invited: others and administrators. Not only did the full Senate not receive invitations, but also members of the majority party who were deemed not important enough to be there. I stood there, texting folks I could try to have whisk me in as a plus one. No luck there. I grappled with the strong desire to walk past the check-in table while the staffers pleaded with me to not cause a scene and to pick my battles. (I am, in fact, a chaotic good disguised as a lawful good, so I try not to blow my cover for the petty things.) After around an hour (I arrived late), people started to trickle out. The staffers at check-in got up to leave, and I followed them inside. To be quite honest, the banquet seemed quite small, perhaps people started making comments at me, as if everyone knew I hadnt been invited. I bumped into the SG adviser who revealed to me the banquet wasnt funded using student fees, rather by external revenue, which was why it was legally permissible to deny students, even SG Senators, entry. He recommended I leave and I did, slipping away into the night like a scorned lover. Okay, so why bother with all the salt and pettiness of burning so many words on this? I think this is important because, as the sayIf the banquet for SGs cream of the crop is so exclusive, what does that say about the auguration excludes Senators and the press? I would rather have an event that is accommodating for a lot of people, than have to Union food court so we could instead use the banquet money, source of which be SG shouldnt be run like a private club, and even if it is, they should at least feed the people manning check-in at the door. Questions, comments or concerns? Email Zachariah Chou is a UF political science sophomore and Murphree Area Senator. His column focuses on Student Government.Column Zachariah


8 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 paying drivers, said Christopher Beatty, an executive assistant in the citys human resources department. Grimes said he cant afford to live in Gainesville, where hes lived since he was a teenager, on his RTS salary. He moved to Ocala from Gainesville about seven months after starting as a bus operator, where he makes $13.69 an hour. Me, working as a city employee, should not feel like it should be a challenge to live in the city, he said. Durham said bus drivers should be paid enough to meet their skill level. A 16-year-old working part time at a pool during the summer is getting the same as someone with a He said some drivers who have worked more than 20 years havent reached the maximum pay. Theres only one bonus program offered to bus operators, which was added two years ago, Skinner said. If drivers are accident-free for at least three consecutive years they receive a 10-cent per hour raise, and after 15 years, they can get a 50-cent raise. Drivers earn pay and a half for overtime shifts. Durham said drafting, the system of assigning extra shifts to bus drivers, was less common four years ago when he was a driver. that was a problem, he said. Now blessing. When Grimes gets the call telling him to check his schedule, he either works and misses time with his daughter or skips it and gets in trouble with management. When he decides the extra shift isnt worth it, he calls management and hopes his only punishment is paperwork. Drivers who ignore their forced overtime can face punishments ranging from a warning to beGrimes said he plays the game to get out of forced overtime. Today, his daughter has a dance competition in Daytona Beach at 4 p.m. Instead of taking the day off and eventually being drafted, he signed up for a morning shift to avoid last-minute scheduling. The Department of Transportation codes say bus drivers in Florida can work 16 hours a day, as long as they only drive for 13 hours excluding the 30 minutes they take to drive each way from the bus facility Eight hours of break are required between twelve-hour shifts. A driver who has only worked an eight-hour shift can be asked by management to stay on the bus. RTS bus operators do not drive more than 72 hours a week, Skinner said. If they say they are fatigued, they wont be on the road, he said. Durham said drivers are working more shifts than ever. Even with the increase in overtime, buses are canceled and riders are left deserted at driver for an extra shift. In March, RTS cut back service for 15 bus routes because of the driver shortage. However, Skinner said RTS was able to easily rectify the driver shortage with 35 applicants who applied after a job fair in the beginning of March. Skinner said RTS will be able to return to full service by Fall. The city changed the standards to be an operator, which may have contributed to more applicants, Skinner said. As of Feb. 26, applicants can now be accepted with three consecutive years of driving experience With lowered standards, Durham worries about safety. To me, lowering a standard says Im not as concerned with my cushe said. Skinner said all drivers go through the same training. We arent worried about a lesser-quality candidate, he said. We date pool. Durham said there arent enough drivers to cover all the buses the city needs. Last Sunday, he said a route 20 bus wasnt on the road because there wasnt a driver available. You have people standing outside waiting for a bus that will never show, he said. Amanda Apatow said she cant rely on RTSs Rider app to tell her correctly when the bus will arrive. The 27-year-old said if she misses the bus by a second, she could end up waiting half an hour to commute back from her job. Its just a pain, she said. Apatow, who works at the Hub, said she needs to be at work by 8 a.m., but as of March, reduced service made commuting tricky. The route 29 bus, which she rode every morning to campus, was canceled. She now wakes up 30 minutes earlier, at 5:45 a.m., to catch the 8 bus. Durham said students should be concerned when the service is diminished. They arent lowering your tuition, he said. They are just lowering your service, and thats not right. UF students pay a $9.44 per credit hour transportation fee, and about 92 percent of that goes to RTS. UF spokesperson Margot Winick said UF pays RTS based on the hours of service. Winick said UF is charged less if service is reduced but couldnt comment on if students are charged less. To the students who ride the 118 with him, Al Holmes is Uncle Al. Holmes, 59, said he has greeted every passenger with a hello and a smile for the past 16 years. Even though he makes less than $16 an hour, Holmes saved up to give kids who rode his downtown bus route a Dum Dums lollipop. I spent money out of my pocket to put a smile on a kids face, he said. The Army veteran said RTS will never take away his smile, but he isnt hopeful about this years negotiations. He thinks they wont give a big raise to the drivers, only peanuts. In the meantime, hes waiting out the last four years he expects to work for RTS. You just got to weather the storm and hope and pray that something happens, he said. FEATURE, from pg. 1UF students pay a transportation fee, most of which goes to RTS serviceAlan Alvarez / Alligator StaffAl Holmes, 59, greets every passenger with a good morning as they board the bus Thursday mornings. He gets up early in the morning to work his shift, which begins at 4:30 a.m., and drives the 118 route which goes all the way from the Cultural Plaza to the Hub, traversing from east to west across campus. Alligator File PhotoUF students pay a $9.44 per credit hour transportation fee, and about 92 percent of that goes to RTS. UF spokesperson Margot Winick said UF pays RTS based on the hours of service. Winick said UF is charged less if service is reduced but couldnt comment on if students are charged less.


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Maximize your exposure by advertising in the last paper of the Spring semester and reach students and Gainesville locals. Cannot be combined with price matching, food or cosmetics purchases. One coupon per customer. Discount only valid at Butler Plaza GNC location. Daily specials. Expires 04/27/18.3914 SW Archer Rd$5 OFFANY $25 PURCHASE352-377-6020 By Amanda RosaAlligator Staff WriterCarolina Sepulveda doesnt know when shell die, but she knows what she wants to get done beforehand. Sepulveda, a UF biology junior, sat across from a swath of chalkboard titled Before I Die as she studied between classes next to the Reitz Union POD Market on Tuesday. Before walking to her biochemistry class, she read the goals written in chalk by her fellow students: Travel the world. Buy my Ma a house. Graduate. The 20-year-old stopped in front of the wall, grabbed a piece of blue chalk and wrote, Save lives. Sepulveda, who hopes to become a doctor, said she didnt know the wall is part of UF Healths monthlong initiative to encourage life, death and end-of-life health care. Wendy Resnick, the UF Health senior distalled 12 Before I Die walls in downtown Gainesville, around UF Health buildings and on campus for the second year in a row. The walls raise awareness for advance directives, which are written statements of a persons preferred medical treatment if they are too ill or incapacitated to communicate with a doctor. About a third of American adults have aduters. Resnick said although death is a taboo subject for many people, the walls are a positive It takes some of the scariness away from it, she said. vance directive and scan it into their medical records in case of a medical emergency, Resnick said. Advance directives, including a living will or health care surrogate form, designate a speto speak on behalf of an incapacitated patient. They could step into your shoes and sign for the care you might want, she said. Abby Wolz, a 23-year-old UF master of health administration graduate student and project coordinator, said the Depot Park wall was taken down last week because of inappropriate language. The remaining walls will stay up until April 30, except for the Reitz Union location, which will be taken down today, Wolz said. Student Legal Services will offer advance directive assistance from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today in Suite 3500 in the Reitz Union. Wolz said the walls have received overwhelmingly positive feedback from the Gainesville community. she said. I wish I could stop for a day and a nursing documentary, at the McKnight Brain Institute on April 28. UF Health is hosting a panel on advance directives at the Alachua County Senior Recreation Center on Monday. Joseph Whelihan Jr., a UF medical student, He said hell be ready when hes on his deathbed. Tomorrow is not guaranteed, so I think that everyone needs to go out and sign one of these, the 23-year-old said. Whelihan decided to name his mother as his health care surrogate after completing a class assignment to talk to a family member about advance directives. He said he dreaded asking his mother about what she would want when she dies, but he was pleasantly surprised by how open his mother was. of people, he said. Especially given that Im majority of Americans must feel like. At the Sun Terrace wall last week, Whelihan wrote what he wants to do before he dies. In bright yellow chalk, he wrote graduate med school. Three and a half more years, he said. 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10 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 By Will ClewisAlligator Contributing WriterAlachua County commissioners have taken a step forward in deciding the future of Camp McConnell: Theyve set rules for how the land can be used. During an April 10 meeting, commissioners discussed options for the ownership and management of the 212-acre land located at 210 SE 134 Ave. in Micanopy. The commissioners told the Department of Parks and Conservato begin the process of drafting a conservation easement, or rules for how the land can be used, said county spokesperson Mark Sexton. for the commission to review. Then, the commission will begin looking for buyers. The process could take a couple of months. The county bought the property last June from the YMCA of the Palm Beaches for about $1.02 million, using money from the Wild Spaces and Public Places fund, which is a halfcent sales tax, he said. Money from the future sale will go back into Wild Spaces and Public Places. Its a valuable piece of property, Sexton said. Theres a large track of wooded property, and theres a lake. The commission didnt want to sell it for one purpose and then have someone turn around and sell it for another kind of development, he said. Theyre looking for projects that would said. Its former use as a summer camp or a year-round camp for different activities is very attractive to the board. The easement draft will include restrictions like environmental conditions, not splitting up the land in any way and using it for educational, recreational, public service or social purposes, said Charlie Houder, county director of the Department of Parks and Conservation Lands. looking for a buyer who will use the land for purposes that fall under the terms of the easement. A few organizations have expressed interest in the property, including wildernessbased organizations focused on conservation known as Basecamp Ventures, Embrace Community Center and Jonesville Tennis Center, Houder said. If they get an offer from an entity that will use it for one of those purposes and is willing to pay a fair price, I think thats what the board is looking for, he said.Alachua County wants buyer of Camp McConnell to use the land for community purposesBy Angela DiMicheleAlligator Contributing WriterAndrew Lim told a group of about 30 people the LGBTQ+ community is not safe from rape culture. The lack of conversation around LGto come forward, the 21-year-old said. Lim was one of four speakers at the event, Rape Culture in LGBTQ+ Communities, hosted by UF Sexual Trauma/Interpersonal Violence Education and student organization Pride Awareness Month on Tuesday afternoon at the Matthews Suite of the Reitz Union. Mark Tracz, a STRIVE lead peer educator, said the two organizations collaborated to put on the panel because rape culture is not often discussed in the community due to a lack of eral body meeting co-programmed with Pride Awareness Month. Tracz, 24, said the event aimed to dispel myths and educate students on interpreting unhealthy and healthy behaviors in the minority community. The talk was broken up into different aspects of how the media portrays non-straight relationships. Were relating it back to what UF students are going to be most likely exposed to. So current movies, what it is like going out to clubs and having that social life, the secondyear UF College of Education graduate student said. Lim, a UF psychology sophomore, said the idea of a gay club is seen as a safe place for LGBTQ+ people. But the presence of drugs and alcohol in these environments is an increasing factor in sexual assaults, said Lim, the co-executive director of Pride Awareness Month and the peer educator of STRIVE. The panel also spoke about what Tracz called, a media approach. Lim guided the Is The Warmest Colour, which is a French Your Name, which is about two male lovers. depict large age gaps in relationships and underage drinking, which can lead to problems in relationships. Students then broke into small groups of three or four to discuss questions about the movie scenes before Julia Catuogno discussed problematic trends like teacher-student romantic relationships, portrayed in media. Catuogno, a UF psychology sophomore, grew up seeing these illegal relationships in the media and thought they were attractive because it was normalized. The 21-year-old acknowledged this was another factor of rape culture in the LGBTQ+ community. Its not talked about and needs to be talked about, Catuogno said.UF groups discuss rape culture in LGBTQ+ spaces


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Tim Walton and the Florida softball team are taking on Mississippi State tonight at 7 for the start of a three-game series. GATORS SIT IN FIFTH AFTER DAY 2 OF SEC TOURNEYFlorida's women's golf team shot 13 over on Thursday in the second round of round of stroke play to advance to this weekend's match play. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, APRIL 20, 2018 Alana GomezSports Writer Alicia Boren isnt one to make predictions. But as she and her teammates head into the 2018 National Collegiate Womens Gymnastics Championships tonight, she has placed her faith in the Gators. I dont want to jinx anything, Boren said. But I think that if we are normal, good things will come. Its hard to blame her for feeling this way. The No. 4 Gators ended their regular-season schedule with only two losses on their resume. After a disships on March 24, they bounced back to come in and her team are looking toward a new achievement: winning an NCAA championship. I think the hardest team out there is going to just need to go out there and do what weve been doing. bars. Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, California and group. gram history including each of the last six years and won three consecutive NCAA titles from like to win a national title is Alex McMurtry, who was a part of Floridas most recent championship Gators' national title hopes on the line tonight in St. LouisEmma Green / Alligator StaffJunior Alicia Boren and the Florida gymnastics team are in St. Louis to compete in the NCAA Championships tonight at 7. Oklahoma, Utah, Washington, California and Kentucky are the other teams competing in UF's group. SEE GYMNASTICS, PAGE 16BASEBALLBy Ethan BauerSports WriterWil Dalton busted the game open in the third inning. His three-run homer gave the No. 1 Gators an insurmountable six-run lead the No. 6 Kentucky Wildcats couldnt touch. But his at-bat wasnt the nights most memorable. That came in the top of the ninth inning, courtesy of Florida third baseman Jonathan India. India carried a 24-game hitting streak shy of tying UFs all-time record. He stepped the ninth after going 0-for-3 with a walk to that point on Thursday night. India took one ball, then two, then three on a pitch in the dirt. UK freshman Trip to make the count 3-1, but with his fourth ball on the next pitch, Indias streak came to an anticlimactic end. streak enshrined as the third-best in Florida history, but also knowing it would go no further. 2, that was the nights most intriguing moment. But it wasnt the only one. Another immediately followed. Follow-Indias hitting streak ends in victory over Kentucky A funny thing happened during Tuesday nights baseball game between Florida and Jacksonville. swung and missed at a pitch in the dirt in the bottom of three. The ball scooted away from Jacksonville catcher home-plate umpire Derek Mollica dewas dead. ably outraged. On a play like this, a batnity. Why? On the replay, the ball looked like foot after his swing. Mollica turned out to be right to call was over when it struck his able play, no other thought was given to it by Mollica. Though the umpire was technically right in this case, it brings up a larger point made by one of the journalists covering the game: Umpires and referees should be made available for postgame interviews should they be requested. While theyre technically employees of the NCAA, college baseball umps still have an obligation to maintain a balanced image. The work that goes into that ought to include setting the record Refs should do postgame interviewsMorgan Meets the Eye / OpinionSEE COLUMN, PAGE 16 Morgan McMullenSEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16


FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 WOMENS TENNISBy River WellsSports WriterWhen Victoria Emma takes the court this round of the SEC Tournament, there wont As the daughter of a former NHL forward, the most important parts of his career over When the same thing happened to his watched on as she showcased the same Games in 1992, nothing seemed out of the ing and was having a hard time moving and ing secret from him over the course of the contest, unbeknownst to him, he tore the and the assistant coaches who knew him vid returned to the team ahead of its second Victoria was excited to return to the competition for the 14-under division, but a few months before the tournament began, nation of her growth and intense training needed to be, her doctor recommended that out of the question, Victorias workout regidid present Victoria with two choices: She I knew that this was a big tournament for me, and that if I put in the work, it was Read the rest of the story online at @riverhwells rwells@alligator.orgLIKE FATHER, LIKE DAUGHTER: Emmas bond over past injuriesCourtesy of UAA CommunicationsFreshman Victoria Emma and the Florida womens tennis team are facing LSU this Courtesy of David Emma


16 ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, APRIL 20, 2018 the Gators, McMurtry is excited to hopefully repeat history and advance This isnt my last time competGators will aim for a better place in sible for a team that took each event and McMurtry on bars, beam and allBoren said, Go into practice, do This theme of normality has been the postseason, Florida will continue @alanaa_gomez GYMNASTICS, from pg. 14McMurtry prepares for mediately comes to mind as one the rules as they were written, the people deserve a timely explanaAside from the moral and ethical implications of this pipe both in sports and actual news, its important to hold powerful cials wouldnt exactly hold peostandard than they are now, at a more clear picture of how the Gotta learn to crawl before you Morgan McMullen is the online sports editor at The Alligator. Contact him at mmcmullen@alligator.COLUMN, from pg. 14 base and was thrown out to end hit streak, Liput paced the team Freshman Brady Smith was the other standout with his second home run of the season and a on the mound in unfamiliar terThursday because UFs series Luke Heyer when a pitch squirted The next hitter, lefty Luke worthy, who was shaded toward lowed one hit outside of that in@ebaueri ebauer@alligator.orgBASEBALL, from pg. 14Alan Alvarez / Alligator StaffFlorida third baseman Jonathan India went 0-for-3 with two walks on Thursday in UF's 11-2 win over Kentucky.