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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator UF baseball rallied against LSU in SEC TournamentDespite sloppy play on defense, the Gators were able to squeeze out a 4-3 win in the SEC Tourneys second round, pg 14Woman allegedly targets elderly in crime spreeThe woman has 12 charges pending against her, pg 4They claim Floridas early voting laws are biased against students, pg 5VOLUME 112 ISSUE 89Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Alyssa RamosAlligator Contributing WriterA sheet of paper hangs on the wall in Savannah Fullards room. Green-, blueand yellow-colored pencil markings occupy every corner and strike through every class that she completes. Fullard, a 17-year-old sophomore at Hawthorne High School, said her guidance counselor gave her a list of her graduation requirements and encouraged her to cross off every task she completed. Im still going to have it even after I graduate, Fullard said. That sheet of paper changed so much for me. Fullard knows more than just her GPA hangs in the balance this year. Shes one out of roughly 300 high school students who are at risk of being moved to other schools if they dont bring their grades up. That means Fullard may not walk across the stage at commencement with her classmates in 2019 if the high school doesnt pass with a C grade or higher. The ing last week, and grades will likely be released during If I dont pass this, then I wont be failing only me, Ill be failing everybody, Fullard said. After Hawthorne received a D grade on its school rating last year, the district brought in Daniel Ferguson as the new principal of Hawthorne High School to execute new instruction strategies and motivate students. Ferguson partnered with Santa Fe College to offer dual enrollment classes to students, which adds points to the schools overall score. The district also reintroduced an agriculture program to provide indusFerguson said he expects about 95 to 97 percent of students to graduate this school year, and he and his open. The whole entire community pitched in, Ferguson said. The progress of the school impacts the community. Since reintroducing the agriculture program, 160 students have enrolled and more want to join. Mike Cassels, a middle-school agriculture teacher, said at 7:15 a.m., there are already 30 students in his classroom talking about agriculture. Id say its right up there with football at our school, Cassels said. Were a small town, Friday Night Lights kind of community, but we also have a group of kids who love ag (agriculture). stock evaluation contests, and Cassels has plans to expand the program. It gives them a sense of pride, Cassels said. I want to do better, and I want to keep this program running and this school open. Blake Moore, an eighth-grader at Hawthorne Middle School, said he has been part of the 4H program his whole life. Once the school started a Future Farmers of America chapter, he began to participate in the program. Its our reason to come to school really, Moore said. The agriculture program received donations, such as a Ford 2000 tractor, from alumni and community have provided supplies such as water, snacks, backpacks and paper for students. Fullard saw an increase in her grades after the changes. She has been one grade level behind her peers but has since enrolled in Florida Virtual School online while attending classes at Hawthorne High so she could catch up. Fullard said she aspires to be a nurse just like her mother once she graduates. She said the embarrassment she felt realizing she was a grade behind her peers catalyzed her newfound drive to graduate. I want to go somewhere in life, Fullard said. I want to be successful.Alyssa Ramos / Alligator ContributorAmanda Boggs (left), who teaches 6th graders at Hawthorne High School, answers a question from Angel Thomas (right) about her project. By Angela DiMicheleAlligator Staff Writer ida Museum of Natural History for years. She used to bring her son when he was a kid. Now, she brings her grandson, Thomas. Hall held Thomas by the hand. She led him through a hallway of glass frames noon. She explained to her grandson how for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity used to be displayed in drawers when his father was a child. I hope (my son and grandson) are able to learn from things other people have curated and donated, Hall said as Thomas ran ahead of her to continue exploring. Maybe someday, my grandson will be a collector and a donor, too. more extensive research done at the McGuire Center after a donation of more than 70,000 specimens was made to the museum last year for research. Two lifeEd Knudson and Charles Bordelon, called their donated inventory the Texas Lepidoptera Survey Research Collection. Bordelon died in 2016, but he and his partner decided to donate the collection to the museum before his death, according to the museums website. Collections coordinator Andrei Sourato promote UF research By Jessica CurbeloAlligator Staff WriterA Gainesville woman was arrested Monday for allegedly possessing drugs and paraphernalia and for smuggling drugs, hidden in her pubic area, into a jail. Deputies from Alachua County Sheriffs Ofaccording to the arrest report. She was reportedly in the drivers seat of a silver van outside of 7122 SW 44th Place. Brewer, 30, allegedly threw a marijuana blunt into the front area of the car. She then attempted to hide something in her pubic area, according to the report. Brewer was leaned forward with her hands concealed. The deputies reportedly smelled burnt marijuana. They gave commands for Brewer to show her hands and exit the car, but she initially refused. The car was searched after she complied. According to the report, the search revealed the blunt and numerous drug paraphernalia, which included a crushed pill, a glass pipe, liquid and two spoons with white residue, which tested positive for methamphetamine. er told deputies there were no more drugs on her person. During the screening process, the something in her pubic area. A strip search revealed three small plastic bags with an unknown powdery substance and a Xanax pill concealed in her pubic area. According to jail records, Brewers bond has been set to $18,000. @jesscurbelo jcurbelo@alligator.orgWoman allegedly hid drugs SEE BUTTERFLY, PAGE 5


Todays WeatherVOLUME 112 ISSUE 89 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 BriefAM NOON PM 2 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018NEWSROOM Editor Engagement Managing Editor University Editor Metro Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chief Copy EditorsDISPLAY 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 88 or email WHATS HAPPENING?UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital to hold seventh annual Stroke Awareness Fair In observance of National Stroke Awareness Month, UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital is hosting its seventh annual Stroke Awareness Fair, which will include free blood pressure screenings, support group information and stroke education. The fair will be held at 10 a.m. to noon today at UF Health Shands Rehab Hospital, located at 4101 NW 89th Blvd. Free parking will be available. For more information, contact Leah Harms at 352-2650373 or Alachua County Commission to conduct special meeting today The meeting begins at 1:30 p.m., in the Grace Knight Conference Room, located on the second floor of the Alachua County Administration Building, located at 12 SE First St. The meeting agenda includes a sheriff budget presentation, a local business tax discussion and an Alachua County Fairgrounds update. The public is invited to attend this meeting. It will be available to view live on Cox Channel 12 and on the Countys Video on Demand website. Free parking is available for citizens attending this meeting. Please park in the Southwest Parking Garage, located at 105 SW Third St., and bring your parking stub to the Alachua County Managers Office, located on the second floor of the County Administration Building, to receive a chaser validation ticket. For more information, contact the Alachua County Communications Office at 352-374-5204. Florida Museum to host Bats & Brew today The Florida Museum of Natural History invites guests for an evening of bat-inspired drinks and snacks to learn more about the only true flying mammal as part of the museums new exhibit. The program fee is $35 for nonmembers or $30 for members. Participants must be 21 years or older. Pre-registration is closed, but walk-in registration will occur if there is enough room. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2064. Satchels grand reopening Satchels Pizza will celebrate the grand reopening of Lightnin Salvage Enterprises, the independent toy store and live music venue, located in the building behind the restaurant at 1800 NE 23rd Ave. The event will take place June 1 at 6 p.m. and end June 2 at 10 p.m. The event will feature live music, a movie night, bounce house, balloon animal artist, prizes and giveaways. A playground project created by a design team from the UF Architecture Department will also be unveiled. Little Jake Mitchell and The Soul Searchers play Free Fridays concert June 1 to kickoff African American Music Appreciation Month Kicking off this years celebration of African American Music Appreciation Month on June 1 is Little Jake Mitchell and The Soul Searchers, featuring old school blues and rhythm and blues artist Jake Mitchell. June is African American Music Appreciation Month and concerts are featured every Friday night in June at the Bo Diddley Community Plaza as part of the Free Fridays series. 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. NEWS AROUND THE WORLDTexas governor supports two small gun rules after shooting AUSTIN, Texas (AP) Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Wednesday he could support stronger regulations for gun storage and quicker reporting to law enforcement when a court has determined someone is mentally ill in order to keep them from having weapons. Abbott said those were top considerations to emerge after meeting representatives of a gun control group and gun owners, as well as mental health and education experts in discussions on school safety after the shooting at a high school killed 10 people near Houston. We have one goal ... making sure were going to keep to our students, our schools, our communities safer, without limiting the right to bear arms, Abbott said.VOLUME 112 ISSUE 89




4 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 By Devoun CetouteAlligator Staff WriterGainesville Police arrested a woman on May 8 and have been uncovering more crimes she has allegedly committed targeting the elderly. Keyasha Patterson, 22, has 12 charges pending against her from GPD including using stolen credit cards in April and May. Patterson allegedly stole the April 4 around noon. It contained of $61.01 was made at Murphy Express gas station, according to the report. At 7:16 p.m. the card was declined for $265 at DTLR lance video at Murphy Express port. The victim, 89, then allegedly let Patterson into her home to use the phone on the evening of April new purse, which contained the and $200 in cash. credit card was charged $262.88 Pointe, according to the report. terson using it. a second victim, 84, asked what Patterson was doing when she she was looking for someone and had the wrong room. The victim saw his drawer partially open and his wallets missing, according to the report. and a debit card. The victim called 911 soon after. As Patterson was leaving the her over. or in her car. Patterson was cited for driving with a suspended or edge and was released. clined for $700 at a Value Pawn hotel. cording to the report. residences and steal their wallets May 1, according to the report. stores on the same date. ed May 8, her wallet contained card and more, according to the thing from Brookdale. Patterson has been in Alachua has a $420,000 bail. @devoun_cetoute dcetoute@alligator.orgWoman allegedly commits multiple crimes on elderly CRIME Theft Petit Grand Theft from a Dwelling Burglary of a Dwelling Grand Theft Credit Card Fraud Intent to obtain property using false pretenses April 4 April 21 April 29 April 29 April 4 April 21 April 30 April 21 April 29 April 4 April 21 April 30Patterson reportedly stole an 89-year-old womans purse at Walmart, the contents were valued at $70. Patterson allegedly stole the female victims new purse from her home, which had $200 in it. The woman willingly let her inside. Patterson allegedly stole two wallets from an 84-year-old mans dresser at Brookdale Senior Living Facility. Patterson reportedly stole two wallets that had $600 in cash from Brookdale. Patterson allegedly made $354.18 in stolen credit card charges. She tried to make an additional $1,369.95 in charges, but the card was declined. Patterson allegedly planned and lied to the victims in order to steal and defraud them. Patterson allegedly obtained and used multiple len purses and wallets.DATE DESCRIPTION


THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5By Sloan SavageAlligator Staff WriterA lawsuit was filed Tuesday against Florida Secretary of State, Ken Detzner, concerning his interpretation of early voting laws. Among the plaintiffs is Megan Newsome, a 22 year-old UF alumna who now works as a researcher for UFs physics department. During her undergraduate career at UF, Newsome was an ambassador for the Vote Everywhere program of the Andrew Goodman Foundation. With my title as an ambassador, I registered over 3,000 voters, and we shuttled over 100 students to vote during the 2016 election, Newsome said. Newsome was also asked to look into the issue of early voting. In 2014, FL Statute 101.657, often referred to as the early vote statute, was updated to include early voting locations where approved, Newsome said. Students asked to use the Reitz Union as an early voting location, and Detzner said no. In November 2017, Newsome wrote an op-ed to draw attention to the issue. Guy Cecil, chairman of Priorities USA Foundation and UF alumnus, read the op-ed and decided to get involved. Priorities USA Foundation is focused on making sure access to the ballot box is protected and expanding, Cecil said. They are providing the legal and financial resources to the League of Women Voters of Florida and the student plaintiffs against Detzner. Cecil said there is nothing in the statute that prohibits public universities from serving as an early voting location, and that Detzner wrongly interpreted (Statute 101.657) in the most conservative way possible and in a way that actually restricts and discourages access to the ballot box on the part of young people and college students. For there not to be access to an early vote location on campus, its not just unnecessary, it is from our perspective intentionally making it more difficult for those students to vote, Cecil said. Patricia Brigham, president of the League of Women Voters of Florida, says the state should be making it easier for college students to vote, not harder. A lot of these students that live on campus in dorms dont always have a car and may not be close to a polling center to vote early or to vote on election day, Brigham said. We believe that these students should not be hindered from casting their vote if they need to do so early. They should be supported. NEW STUDENT Advertise in theEDITION 2018RUN DATE: August 15th 2018 DEADLINES:June 8th (save 10%) July 7th (save 7%) Aug 3rd (save 5%)Contact your sales rep today and let incoming students know youre ready for business in the New Student Edition!CALL TODAY 352.376.4482 Welcome Back EditionFall 2018Advertise in theRUN DATE WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22 FINAL DEADLINE FRIDAY, AUGUST 10Save 5% on your advertisement Contact your sales rep today and let incoming students know youre ready for business in the Welcome Back Edition!CALL TODAY kov said the McGuire Center houses one of the worlds largest collections with its millions of specimens. The donation is not an exhibit for public viewing, but it will help UF receive grants for the study and improvement of lepidoptera collections, Sourakov said. It will also attract entomologists who want to start their own collections with the reassurance they will be studied. When people collect all their lives, they want to put the collection somewhere where it will be used, Sourakov said. Collections are used in so many numerous ways that are limited only by the imagination of the people who use them. Sourakov said the collection will help researchers study lepidoptera genetics and environmental changes, identify undescribed and unseen species and better understand the effect of global climate change on their habitats. and moths, people learn a lot about genetics of other organisms, he said. Including ourselves. By day, collectors like Knudson and nets to capture specimens. By night, they use sheets and black lights that attract the moths. guide of North American lepidopteras off a nearby bookshelf, he explained how important it is that Knudson and Bordelon correctly illustrated and organized the species similarly. The most important thing about the donation, Sourakov said, is that collectors want their decadeslong project to be studied and preserved, not kept under lock and key collecting dust. Collections are used in so many numerous ways that are limited only by the imagination of the people who use them, he said. @angdimi adimichele@alligator.orgBUTTERFLY, from pg. 1Donation is not an exhibit By Alana WilsonAlligator Contributing Writer With the rain Gainesville has experienced this past week, mosquitoes will begin populating the area especially if residents dont follow the recommended procedures. Mosquitoes usually come out in early April, said Chip Skinner, public works spokesperson for Gainesville Mosquito Control. The increase in rain this month has encouraged mosquito breeding. As of Tuesday, there have not been any mosquito-related illnesses reported within the city, according to Skinner. However, mosquito-related illnesses have been reported in livestock in surrounding counties, he said. Residents can limit mosquito breeding habits by emptying water in stored boats, cans, discarded tires and wading pools. People must also change the water in bird baths weekly and pet dishes daily. Mosquitoes prefer slow or stagnant water to lay their eggs. According to, one tablespoon of water can breed more than 200 mosquitoes. In the summer months, it only takes three or four days to complete their life cycle. One program that helps the Alachua County Health Department warn the general public about where mosquitorelated illnesses can be found is the Sentinel Chicken Surveillance Program. The department sends out eas like Hawthorne, Alachua and Newberry. The chickens blood is periodically tested from May to November to determine which counties have mosquito-related diseases. Anthony Dennis, the environmental health director at the Florida Department of Health in Alachua, said this information is used to warn the general public in that area. The county is alerted when a chicken tests positive for an illness. The chicken is replaced with another healthy chicken. If a chicken is infected, the caretaker brings it home. At the end of the surveillance period, the primary caretaker keeps all of the chickens, Dennis said. Chickens are the perfect sentinels because they are not affected by the virus, even when they test positive for a mosquito-related disease, Dennis said.


Editorial Column Just be positive?How about just understand?Mental health carries a long series of symptoms that can be different for everyone. However, sometimes people not personally dealing with a mental health diagnosis themselves can dictate recovery options or advice, despite having no degree or experience. To continue awareness for Mental Health Awareness Month, I am writing about dealing with diagnoses for patients and those around them. People may be well-intentioned with their advice of a new diet or jog. However, I have heard from friends who suffer from mental illness about frustration these offers can create. Have you tried yoga or guided meditation? is a common question Ive heard people are asked. Theres also judgment for using medication to treat mental illness that does not exist to the same degree for physical illnesses. Then theres the comments: Just be positive. Its just changing your mindset. Mental illness occurs when a process in your brain goes ing at all. Your brain doesnt regulate certain neurotransmitters the chemicals in your brain that control neurons signals correctly. Recovery and symptoms are different for everyone. A sometimes, it takes time for the person to decide whats best for them even if it does end up being a jog, yoga or positivity. Theres cognitive-behavioral therapy, talk therapy, group therapy, self-help, medication and more. Instead of being a friend or relatives doctor or therapist, be their support system. Its not easy to talk about mental illness. If you are a friend who isnt sure what to do, there are resources. Ive recently found out about Seize The Awkward, a campaign that helps you learn how to talk about mental health and reach out to a friend in need. And if youre the friend in need, who feels alone, stuck or misunderstood, there are fun and professional resources. People going through what you are have made it their mission to help others. Doctors and organizations are also there to help you navigate the experience when you or a friend are in crisis. end stigma. Theres Hyperbole and a Half, a blog where someone blogged humorously, and honestly, about their experience with depression. There can also be positivity in social media, which is often blamed for some rise in mental health issues because of its tendency to inspire self-harming comparison, as written about in the Time article called Why Instagram Is the Worst Social Media for Mental Health. However, theres Instagram pages like The Happy News, The Positive Page, Lets Talk About Mental Health, Project1in4, The Real Anxiety Blob and Beth Evans that work to personalize experiences with mental health or to help encourage people to see the positive in the negative. For professional help, the National Alliance on Mental Illness offers a page of helpline resources. Mental health is something that cant be covered in just two columns. Beyond Mental Awareness Month, I encourage people to look beyond May and seek out how they can make a difference, whether its helping a friend or educating yourself. Sophie Feinberg is a UF journalism junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Four professional basketball courts remain in use at this time of the year. Each team is vying for a spot in the NBA Finals. While the time for the courts of basketball are coming to a close, the courts of law are just warming up. Judge Naomi Buchwald threw down a fast-break dunk on President Donald Trump yesterday in ruling that its unconstipreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch drained a fadeaway 3-pointer of his tenure. Two separate district courts in Missouri and Virginia hooked up for an alley-oop over the span of one day in a pair of decisions favoring transgender men. On a basketball court, only two things ultimately matter: wins and losses. Opinions dont mean a whole lot when theres a clear result to look at. In the court of law, opinions are taken into account to determine a result. But in the court of The Alligator, two different results matter. Theyre not wins and losses or precedents and new decisions, but ratherMorgan McMullen EDITOR Bailey LeFever MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Stanley UNIVERSITY EDITOR Baylie Cainas METRO EDITOR Sophie Feinbergopinions@alligator.orgDARTS AND LAURELSSpeaking of important decisions, actor Chadwick Boseman decided (or, perhaps more accurately, was contractually obligated) last month to walk the red carpet ahead of the Avengtheater, turned toward the cameras and posed in the now-famous This time, however, the usual panache of Bosemans signature salute seemed gone. There was a look of apparent boredom on his face, and his slumping shoulders punctuated the lackluster gesture. Wakanda Whatever, a Twitter user joked, a spin from the rally cry Wakanda Forever. Boseman would clarify on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert the unlucky fan or fans on the receiving end of his salute caught a more pedestrian version of the pose when, theoretically, fans just minutes before witnessed a more intense version. For that reason, we have to send a laurel Bosemans way. The man wants to make people happy, and he wont always sucending, only with (spoilers ahead) real-life fans and not a snap of Former President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama nabbed ence slightly larger than their children. The multi-year deal will generations to come, a la West Wing. The deal remains fairly open-ended. We bestow a laurel upon the two for their interest in creating television that hopes to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world. We hear Aaron Sorkin is between gigs right now if theyre looking for a screenwriter. And at the buzzer, well stick with the basketball theme and give a dart to the Milwaukee Police for needlessly using a stun gun on Milwaukee Bucks shooting guard Sterling Brown. Brown was arrested Jan. 26 after getting stunned, but he was never charged with a crime. In either a sign of changing times or a clue were now in The Twilight Zone, the Milwaukee Police chief released a public apology to Brown.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.The views expressed here are not necessarily those of The Alligator.


THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 OPEN DAILY: 6 AM 10 PMBreakfast Lunch Dinner3120 SW Archer Road (352) 745-7221 $5COMBO MEALSChoose from 2Pc. Leg/Thigh Dinner With Biscuit Or Pulled Bbq Pork Sandwich Combo, Both Come With Side Item Plus Drink! Oh, Florida! Land of sunshine and sea spray, with your miles of beaches and acres of swamp, how I have loved your climate in times both warm and slightly less warm. The bountiful depths of your balmy seas are perturbed only by visiting vagabond hurricanes; your peaceful air troubled only by the wind of mosquito wings; your clouds are as lofty and gray as the pristine God himself. For all the trouble you cause, we love you more and more ardently. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is the greatest witness to, and record keeper of, your graceful rainfall, Florida. We are blessed to live in the tion. I am honored to call Miami, the second rainiest U.S. city, my eternally humid home. Water from your skies quenches the thirst of orange groves. It feeds crystalline clear aquifers we drink from. It bubbles up in springs that slink into the swamp and nurse the Everglades. During the worst of your heat and height of your sun, there is no remedy cooler than your afternoon shower, overcast, a glowing gray sheet of shade. As summer rains cede the sky, dusk falls and the sun sets, you rarely deny us a view of heaven, mottled blood red and freckled with bright orange. Florida! Winter is no match for a foe as warm-blooded as you. You Southern rogue and peninsular rebel! Maps have painted your daring escape from the frigid continent. You have made your home in the Gulf of Mexico emancipated yourself from that snowy hellscape that would have ensnared your burning spirit. Sister of the Caribbean, you smell more of rainforest than of Southern pride. Daughter of the shallow tropical sea, your crashing waves sound more like a island beach than the cliffs of a Carolina coast. Your sand is skeletons made grain by grain from the tiny animals that make their tranquil home miles from shore. Only a culture warm enough for a reef could make a gift from a grave. We fear too for you, Florida. The ocean surface. Decades yet ahead you may be more reef than pasture. Coral will conquer where cows once grazed. But you seem to weather the changes calmly. Maybe it that drives you. Florida, you are a schemer and planner. By the hour, you slide deeper beneath a salt bath that eats away at our high tide. The rising waters will engorge our canals and choke out our homes like trespassing weeds. We will try feverishly to keep your head above water, but we cannot stop Florida weather once set in motion. It has always been too worthy an adversary. As much as we complain, we dont really deserve you. If we cant care for you, we cant make claim to keep you. Stephan Chamberlin is a UF political science junior. His column comes out Tuesday and Thursday. One of the more interesting practices of our lovely Student Government here at UF is that we actually pay some of our students in certain positions. Usually people dont really talk about it much, more than the yearly SG debate question of if one will take or donate their salary. That being said, I was happy to see The Alligator article by the SG reporter on current Student Body President Ian Green using a bit of his salary toward buying suits for recent high school graduates from his hometown since it both illustrates a heartwarming use of ones salary and also touched upon the topic of how much SG of$49,000. The rest you have to do some digI put in a public records request last year to But wait, theres more! SG executives in the Senate also get paid. For their six-month terms, the Senate the Senate president pro tempore (second in command within the there are the two special executive agency heads of Accent Speakers Bureau and Student Government Productions (SGP) who also get paid. In case youre not familiar, Accent is the agency that brings in prominent and insightful speakers to campus while SGP does the same for music/entertainment talent (Summer staff terested). While my public records request didnt encompass what their salaries were, I wouldnt be surprised if they received several thousand dollars for their time and efforts as well. These numbers should be pretty accurate even though I put my public records salaries didnt change between this and last year. Everyone else? Free labor, I suppose. Its personally a bit tough since I get by during my summers via the good grace of God, Bright Futures, my jobs and some external scholarships. Thats why I personally see the salaries as a potential good since they can be there for those of us who arent exactly well-endowed. The positions who get salaries are mostly required to stay for the Summer or stantial amount of work. But many hours of hard work and staying for the Summer isnt exclusive to these positions, which leaves me wishing we could do more for the rest of SG. Having Summer Bright Futures helps a lot, for sure, but I wonder what we can do as an organization to improve the experience of our public servants (or greedy resume-line-grabbers, depending on who you ask and who youre asking about). Weve also had some individuals who didnt need their salaries: a couple years salaries toward the Machen Florida Opportunity Scholars Program, which supports around into different political parties Facebook pages, the wholesome act did catch my eye in a good way. Its always good to keep an eye on what your public servants are up to. Does the work they do line up with what they get paid? My guess is that we can all agree we probably should have withheld Smith Meyers salary (given the damage he did to UF). At least with Green we should take note of his recent generosity and hope that other able) also consider using their public money for public good. Questions, comments or concerns? Email Zachariah Chou is a UF political science sophomore and Murphree Area Senator. His column focuses on Student Government.An ode to Florida and its lovely-yet-terrible weather On Student Government salariesColumn Column Stephan Zachariah


THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheAlligator. YNW Melly to perform at SimonsLocal talent joins the young Florida rapper for Simons Blue Balenciaga Night Saturday night at 10, pg 10Depot Park highlights music in GainesvilleDepot Park will host interactive musical events every Thursday until Make Music day on June 21, pg 9By Tranelle ManerAvenue WriterTuesdays are for great laughs from local comedians at the weekly comedy show at The Midnight, a downtown Gainesville pub boasting local brews and great food. Every Tuesday evening, The Midnight gives both professional and local comedians the opportunity to entertain a crowd and deliver their material. The Midnight holds a comedy workshop at 7:45 p.m., but those who want to perform better have their names on the list by 8:30 p.m. because spots are limited. The motley crew of comics will take their turns on the stage from 9 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., and people can attend for free. The comedy workshop is available to give comedians from amateurs to professionals some instruction and delivery tips. The workshop takes place before the shows from 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. Along with an entertaining show, those who are 21 and older can enhance their evening with a drink. During the event, The Midnight offers a special deal: 25-ounce tankards of beer for $4. In the past, the venue has featured appearances by nationally touring comedians like Clifton Cash. Sporadically they have themed comedy shows such as the Florida Snowpocalypse Show that happened Jan. 2. Tuesdays show comics brought their most original material. Tom Crenzo, a 22-year-old UF alumnus, is a regular performer at the Tuesday Stand-up Comedy Show. He originally heard about the Gainesville comedy scene through a friend in class sometime in the middle of his sophomore year. He told me that he was convinced by his friend to try stand-up about a week earlier and actually had a pretty good experience, so naturally I wanted to know where and when the show he went to was happening, Crenzo said. It was then Crenzo became connected to another veteran of the Gainesville comedy scene, Micaela Fagan. Micaela had already been quite involved with the scene, and so she gave me a list of all the stand-up shows and open mikes that happen around town, he said. Fagan, a 22-year-old UF telecommunications alumna, said she has been doing stand-up comedy in Gainesville since the show was held at what was once the 1982 Bar on West University Avenue. Since then, Fagan said, the show has bounced around different locations in town. Jen Vito hosted that show, and I followed it as it transformed to 8-Bit Bar, then moved to Market Street at The Midnight, Fagan said. Fagan added that while open mikes are notoriously known for The Midnight created a great vibe. Even though she has been doing stand-up since she graduated high school in 2014, the Gainesville community really stuck out to her for its positive atmosphere. here, I was immediately struck by how friendly and welcoming the Gainesville comedy community was, she said. She continued to say she believes the Gainesville comedy community is great for comedians of all levels to grow and perform. We all encourage each other to keep getting better, and as much as we like making fun of each other, I seriously feel like we all like everyones stuff, Fagan said. Crenzo had similar sentiments of bonding at the show. Here, all the comedians sit in the center of where the crowd will ping each others material and giving advice on how to improve to the newcomers, Crenzo said. He said the environment of the Tuesday Stand-up Comedy Show helped ease his nerves and relax him, which led to a great performance. The shows creator, Jen Vito, was more than happy to introduce me to everybody and get me started, and before I knew it the nervousness that had controlled me when a sense of belonging, Crenzo said. If you are a comedian that is interested in performing at one of the shows, then get in contact with the shows producer, Vito. She can be reached via the Tuesday Standup Comedy Show Facebook event page.By Tranelle ManerAvenue WriterConstant showers in Gainesville, appropriately known as Rainesville, are known to kill the vibe of almost everyone in town. Now, imagine those gloomy skies that kill your plans actually killing you Yes, deadly rain. That is the grim reality for Scandinavian The Rain, which premiered May 4. The Danish drama takes place close to Sweden, where people are struggling to survive after a mysterious, virus-infected rain has fallen, killing almost their entire population. suspenseful, survival mystery. At the beginning, we are introduced to the main character, Simone, minutes before her series seems like it will build into a climactic moment when the rain falls. Sadly, the events of the show feel slightly rushed, as the audience is hurried through the set-up for this deadly rainfall and its effects. erly constructed, viewers are thrust into the Frederik, rushes into the school to pull her to safety. For some reason, Simones father is aware of the virus-rain that is about to fall and places his family in a safety bunker. The most infuriating part of the entire series is that the viewer has no idea what role ation. All the viewer gets from Frederik is the constant reassurance he gives to Simone and her brother, Rasmus. He says he has the cure for the situation. In that same breath, Frederik leaves Rasmus and Simone with their mother so he can no one has been able to properly explain. Minutes pass in the scene where the children just like viewers are confused and want to know where their father has gone. When there is a knock at the bunker door, the rain. The emotionally driven children defy someone who resembles a zombie standing in the rain. In this moment, the grim tone of the series is set. As their mother pushes the infected man out of the way, she falls outside. Within seconds the children watch their mother convulsing and throwing up before she ultimately dies. Simone and Rasmus are left without any adult supervision to wait out this rain and hopefully be rejoined with their father. As the door to their room is sealed, Simone fathers words to protect Rasmus at all costs. Rasmus when he was sick with an unmentioned illness that now seems to be gone. Instantly, the show has a huge time jump six years into the future. Simone and Rasmus, who now look to be in their late teens or early 20s, have been inside the bunker for years while waiting for their father and avoiding contamination. All of sudden, their world is turned upside as raiders bombard their bunker, lock Simone and Rasmus into a room and search for any valuable goods. Through some quick thinking and plotting, Simone is able to get this group to allow her and Rasmus to join their brigade and travel with them to next bunker to get food. and the main plot becomes watching the Overall, the series provides a suspenseful and mysterious storyline that leaves viewers coming back for more answers. While it may be entertaining, the show does leave a lot of plot holes that seem to be glazed over throughout the story. These unanswered questions could be left for a potential second season that will explore more of the company Frederik works for and their involvement in this manipulative meteorology. Could another rainfall be in their future? What disease did Rasmus have, and what was the mysterious cure that his father developed? What was the purpose of this infectious rain? There is no set word on season two, but it may take another year before we see it. Production for season one began in Denmark and Sweden in early June 2017 before it was released in May 2018. If there is a greenlight for season two, it will likely not be seen until spring 2019.Weekly comedy show at The Midnight


By Emma WitmerAvenue EditorMusic drives people, and tonight, it just might be driving people to downtown Gainesvilles Depot Park for its weekly musiccentered events leading up to Make Music Day. Singers, musicians and music a place at Depot Parks Thursday night event. From 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., The Depot Park Team hosts its weekly Make Music in the Park Live Music Pop-up. Then, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m., Casual Karaoke at The Boxcar takes over Depot Parks very own Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden. Make Music in the Park is an opportunity for the community to both experience and create music. Various surprise musicians will perform live and unplugged throughout the park every Thursday. There will also be instruments available to visitors, so that you can contribute to the music of the evening as well. The presence of live music serves to enhance the interactive aspect of the park, said Depot Park Manager Cindi Harvey. If you are interested in becoming a performer at a future Make Music in the Park instillation, email When Make Music in the Park ends, karaoke begins. Casual Karaoke at The Boxcar is open to all ages, and there is no charge to participate. Guests can grab a beer from The Boxcar Wine & Beer Garden and something to eat from the parks ever-present food truck, then sit back and relax or jump in line for the microphone. As with all Depot Park events, Harvey said, Make Music in the Park and Casual Karaoke at The Boxcar aim to serve the whole community by providing a place of comfort and fun. These events do serve one more purpose, Harvey explains. Both Make Music in the Park and Casual Karaoke at The Boxcar also serve as a grassroots advertisement for the parks upcoming celebration of International Make Music Day. Make Music Day on June 21st is a free celebration of music, Harvey said. It happens around the world, and Depot Park in Gainesville, Florida, will be the second location in Florida hosting this event. The other event occurs on June 21 in Miami. Depot Park is joining forces with Hoggtowne Music to host the Make Music Day festivities. The musical extravaganza will bring a wide variety of music to Depot Park, live and free for all to enjoy. You may have a band playing in the overlook and a drum circle happening on the hill, Harvey said. You may have a violinist playing in the northeast gateway and a six-string orchestra playing in the northwest gateway. The whole idea is to activate the park with different groups of musicians all at the same time and literally make music that day, everyone together the entire community. Depot Park, located at 200 SE Depot Ave., is just under two years old. Despite the parks young age, it has already become a hub of activity and variety. It is this diversity that makes Harvey the proudest. I really believe our swan song at this point is the variety of guests that we have, Harvey said. I mean, Depot Park is truly our park, and I mean that in every sense of the term. Regardless of your socioeconomic background, or your race or your age, truly anyone and everyone can come out to Depot Park and enjoy it. THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 Courtesy to The AlligatorDepot Park hosts two free musical events every Thursday. Music in Depot Park MUSIC Courtesy to The AlligatorJoe Dorsey, owner of Hoggtowne Music, enjoys last weeks Make Music in the Park. Photo courtesy to The Alligator.


10 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 4110 SW 34th Street Suite 3 Gainesville, Florida 32608(352) 872-5565 20% offSmoke Vape Home Brew SupplyMention this ad. BROKELIFE PHET PRESENTS BLUE BALENCIAGA NIGHT FEATURING FLORIDA RAPPER YNW MELLY. By Eman ElshahawyAvenue ContributorFlorida rapper YNW Melly started from SoundCloud, a popular music sharing site, and now hes here. The show is open to those 18 and up, with general admission tickets on sale now for $20 and VIP tickets for $30. Tickets can be purchased through or the Simons Facebook page. Tickets will also be available for purchase at the venue for $25. Doors open at 10 p.m. sharp. The 19-year-old artist from Gifford, Florida, will make his debut Gainesville performance this Saturday. YNW Melly will be headlining the Blue Balenciaga Night at Simons night club, located at 8 S. Main St. Nearly 800 people are expected to attend the show presented by Brokelife Phet, head promoter and event coordinator. This will mark the 20-year-old Gainesville natives third show as a promoter of public events. We hoping to get 1,000 people if we can. Its stressful but we doing it, he said. We got a couple artists opening and a DJ playing music before and in between performances. Local rappers $lim T, 100K and Shoogang will each hit the stage before YNW Mellys performance. Like YNW Melly, Phet says the opening artists range from ages 19 to 20 and offer a fresh, new feel to Gainesvilles rap scene. DJ melloblendz will lay down the hottest beats to hype up the crowd in between the artists performances. Hell be there, mixing and chopping it up, Phet said. Phet describes YNW Mellys vibe as charismatic and something different, setting him apart from other rappers in the game. For more, listeners will have to experience this self-made up-and-comers performance in person. (YNW Melly)s from Florida and hes on the come up, he expressed. Phet compares YNW Mellys younger Young Thug. He describes how the similarity between the two can be seen in how they make hype music that is delivered through both vocals and rap a variety that everyone can enjoy. Yall can expect good people coming out and some hype live music, he said. Its gonna be lit.Rising Florida rapper YNW Melly to perform in Gainesville MUSIC Courtesy to The AlligatorNineteen-year-old Florida rapper YNW Melly performs at Simons night club on Saturday. Courtesy to The AlligatorSpend your Memorial Day out on the river with our Avenue Memorial Day Playlist. Photo by Emma Witmer. By Alex Watson TremellenAvenue Writer summer, and what better way to celebrate the three-day weekend than with songs to get you in the summer mood? People all over the U.S. will be celebrating the long weekend from Friday afternoon through Memorial Day on Monday. Now that the weathers of water to keep cool. Whether youre barbecuing on the beach, lake or your backyard, this playlist will keep the party going with patriotic tunes and songs that are on track to be summer hits. Keep an eye on our Avenue social media accounts as we prepare to launch the sections very own Spotify account. Here, readers will be able to access all the songs our writers review and playlists that we put together. Check us out on Twitter @TheFloridaAve for updates. Born in the U.S.A. by Bruce Springsteen I Get Around by 2Pac I Heard You Got Too Litt Last Night by SAINt JHN Made Men by Migos Familiar by Liam Payne and J Balvin Nice for What by Drake Me So Bad by Tinashe, Ty Dolla $ign and French Montana All or Nothing by Naughty Boy, RAY BLK, Wyclef Jean Playinwitme by KYLE feat. Kehlani No Tears Left to Cry by Ariana Grande After the Storm by Kali Uchis feat. Tyler, the Creator and Bootsy Collins One Kiss by Dua Lipa and Calvin Harris Lift Yourself by Kanye West Make Me Feel by Janelle Mone OTW by Khalid feat. 6LACK and Ty Dolla $ign I Like It by Cardi B, Bad Bunny and J Balvin (F*ck A) Silver Lining by Panic! at the Disco Tongue by MNEK Gods Plan by Drake American Woman by Lenny KravitzEssential Memorial Day Playlist


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Sophomore Andy Zhang leads the UF men's golf team into the NCAA Championships after Horford records double-double in Boston Celtics winFormer Gator Al Horford had 15 points and 12 rebounds in the Celtics' 9683 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals on Wednesday night. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, MAY 24, 2018 Chris OBrienSports WriterThe chess match is ratcheted up. Thats how ESPN play-by-play commentator Tom Hart described the end of the baseball game between Florida and LSU in the top of the eighth inning as Florida (4215, 20-10 SEC) elected to bring in a tandem of relievers to try and hold off the Tigers (34-25, 15-15 SEC). In the second round of the SEC Tournament in Hoover, Alabama, the Gators beat the Tigers 4-3 to snap their four-game losing streak. Seven pitches into the game, it looked as if it would be all Florida. LSU pitching coach Alan Dunn made a trip to the mound after pitcher MaKhail Hilliard walked the opening batter, Deacon Liput. Hilliard would respond by recording three straight outs. Freshman Tommy Mace got the surprise start for the Gators as normal starter Brady Singer was held out for the second-consecutive start. JJ Schwarz also sat after breaking his hand in the Mississippi State series and will be re-evaluated after the SEC Tournament. The Tigers backed up Hilliard in the top of the second inning. After UF second baseman Blake Reese recorded a throwing error next batter, LSU third baseman Jake Slaughter, uncorked a bomb the fence to put his team up 2-0. One inning later, Tigers left tis from second, putting them up 3-0. Florida would punch right back, though. After a single and a walk put Deacon Liput doubled to deep left Horvath home and catcher Cal play as designated hitter Nelson Maldonado grounded out to second base while Liput advanced to third. With one out in the inning and a man on third, LSU elected to Liput out at the plate. SEC Player of the Year and UF third baseman Jonathan India came up to bat and scorched a single through the gap between the third baseman and the shortstop, scoring Liput and tying it up at three. Austin Langworthy knocked an RBI single through Hilliards legs in hander was pulled from the game with the score at 4-3. ished the seventh inning. He gave up three runs (one earned), and the Gators brought in reliever Jordan Butler. Butler allowed a single and recorded an out before being taken out for closer Michael Byrne. Byrne struggled in UFs previous series with Mississippi State, but recorded 1.2 scoreless innings to earn the save. Although Florida scraped out the win, errors plagued the team. Reese was pulled in favor of sec-NOTEBOOKBy Andrew HuangSports Writer The busy world of UF athletics begins to wind down as summer starts to heat up, but theres still plenty to follow as several teams are in the thick of their respective postseasons. Floridas top-ranked baseball team is currently taking part in the SEC Tournament without First-Team All-SEC catcher JJ Schwarz, who is nursing a broken hand. Schwarzs availability for the NCAA Regionals, which begins on June 1, will be reassessed following the SEC Tournament. Meanwhile the softball team is chasing its second-straight trip to the Womens College World Series in the NCAA Gainesville Super Regional this weekend. Florida finished as national runner-up a year ago after falling to Oklahoma in the championship series. The mens and womens tennis teams are both competing in the NCAA Singles and Doubles Championships in WinstonSalem, North Carolina. The competition ends on May 28. After finishing the NCAA Kissimmee Regional with a school-record minus-42 on May 16, the mens golf team will travel to Stillwater, Oklahoma, to compete for the NCAA National Championship starting Friday. The mens and womens track and field teams are competing in the NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa, which begins Thursday and runs through Saturday. Both will look to qualify for the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. The mens team was crowned national champions at the 2017 NCAA outdoors competition, while the womens team finished fifth. Holloway signs new contract, football and basketball announce future opponents On Wednesday, UF announced that veteran track and field coach Mike Holloway agreed to a 10-year contract exten-SEE ROUNDUP, PAGE 16Alligator File PhotoAlthough junior Jonathan India recorded two errors Wednesday night, he made a defensive play to preserve UF's 4-3 lead over LSU. He also went 2 for 4 with a double and an RBI. SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16


THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 WOMENS TENNIS MENS TENNISBy River WellsSports Writer Seniors Anna Danilina and Josie Kuhlman advanced on to the second round at the NCAA Division I Womens Tennis Singles Championships on Wednesday. Danilinas round of 64 match put her up against Californias Olivia Hauger. While the first set was close Danilina edged it out with a 7-5 win she was on cruise control for the second set as she shut out Hauger 6-0. Danilina will face off against Texas Anna Turati, who bested Kuhlman at a dual meet earlier this year, at 8 a.m Thursday. Kuhlmans match put her up against South Alabamas Alexandria Stiteler. Stiteler wouldnt go down without a fight as Kuhlman barely took the first set and dropped the second before a winning effort in the tiebreaking set, winning the match 7-6, 4-6, 6-2. She will face Stanfords Emily Arbuthnott at 11 a.m. Thursday. Danilina and freshman Victoria Emma will also be gearing up for the first round of the doubles championship tomorrow, where theyll face Oklahoma States Vladica Babic and Sofia Bianco at 1:30 p.m. Danilina and Emma both played Babic in doubles play on Feb. 7 during the teams dual meet against Oklahoma State in a winning effort. @riverhwells rwells@alligator.orgBy Dylan RudolphSports Writer The Florida mens tennis team had three players represent them in the Mens Tennis Singles Championship in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, on Wednesday, but only one will be moving on. Two Gators played in the early matches at 8 a.m. on the lower courts. On Court 3, freshman Oliver Crawford struggled against Florida States Lucas Poullain, losing in straight sets 6-1, 6-1. Crawford saw trouble in every aspect of the match, but the main issue was inaccuracy on returns a strength during the dual-match season. The Southeast Regions Rookie of the Year, Crawford was visibly frustrated for the entirety of his debut match. Struggles continued on Court 1. Sophomore Johannes Ingildsen he blew a 5-3 lead and eventually lost 7-5. It would be the last lead he would hold. In the second set, Michigans Runhao Hua took advantage of the momentum to dominate the second set 6-2 to cap off the straight-set win over the Denmark native. Despite tough matches in the morning, junior Alfredo Perez reversed a bleak day with an impressive performance in the only afternoon match featuring a Gator player. In his third-consecutive appearance in the tournament, Perez started strong against Ohio States After a rain delay lasted nearly two hours, he picked up right where he left off in the second set with leading to another 6-4 win to help Perez advance to the round of 32 for the third-straight time. Perez will play his second singles match on Thursday as well as a doubles match with his partner Ingildsen in their second-consecutive appearance at the championship event. Last season, the pair advanced all the way to the round of 16 and earned All-America honors. This year, the No. 4-seeded duo overall will play Stanfords Tom Fawcett and Axel Geller. The match is scheduled to begin at 5 p.m. Junior McClain Kessler and freshman Duarte Vale will also take part in the doubles tournament. They will take on TCUs Guillermo Nuez and Alex Rybakov for the second time this year at 3:30 p.m. TCUs tandem defeated Kessler and Vale 6-2 on March 14. Dylan Rudolph is a sports writer. Follow him on Twitter @dyrudolph and contact him at and Kuhlman to advance in NCAAsRough day for Gators at Mens Singles ChampionshipsSOFTBALLBy Mark StineSports WriterThis will never happen again. UF softball coach Tim Walton received those words in a text message from then-freshman Amanda Lorenz after his team was eliminated in the 2016 NCAA Super Regionals by SEC rival Georgia. This season No. 4 Florida faces a similar situation. The Gators (53-8, 20-4 SEC) will host another conference foe, No. 14 Texas A&M, in the Gainesville Super Regional beginning Thursday night at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. However, Walton isnt worried about his players, especially Lorenz, trying to keep the same mentality they had after losing to UGA. Its one thing to be able to send a message like that. Its another thing to deliver on a message like that, he said. She (Lorenz) obviously delivered on her promise last year by getting the hit that sent us to the World Series. Now two years removed from the heartbreaking defeat to UGA, Lorenz has proven herself as one of the nations top players. On Wednesday, she and teammate Kelly Barnhill for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year. in on-base percentage (.575) and 18 doubles on the season. Shes also runs scored (68), RBIs (59) and total bases (125). But Lorenz is also staunch defensively, only registering one error on the season and posting Barnhill is one of three pitchers picked as a national player of the boasts a 28-1 record and leads the SEC in strikeouts (300) and games started (34). Barnhill has also pitched combined no-hitters. But the Aggies (43-16, 13-11 SEC) have a big-time player of their own TAMU senior has turned her season around since Florida last faced her on March 26. She boasts a team-high batting average of .353 and has outhit Lorenz with 12 home runs on the (Shes) a senior leader and one of the best players in the SEC, Walton said. She was 100 points lower in batting average when we faced them to where shes at now. Vidales also ranks in the conferences top 10 in RBIs with 57 and walks with 34. In the circle, Texas A&M holds an ace of its own in senior Trinity Harrington. Shes 13-5 on the season but is tied for the team lead with 11 complete games and six shutout performances. Against the Gators, Harrington threw six innings over two outings and allowed seven hits and three earned. However, her numbers suffered due to the fact that she came on in relief in both appearances with runners on-base. Yet, the prospect of squaring off against Vidales and Harrington for chance to go to the Womens College World Series in Oklahoma City mates even a bit nervous. This is the fun time, she said. This isnt the pressure time. @mstinejr mstine@alligator.orgFlorida ready to host a fun time in Super RegionalAlligator File Photo


16 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, MAY 24, 2018 TH re stau ra nt & roo ft op barE FRIDAY LUNCH SPECIALS$9.99 Buffalo Blue Chicken Sandwich Basket FUN DAY$3 Lemon Drops $3 Pork Rinds $4 Double Wells $4 Edamame $4 First Mag Pints NIGHT SPECIALS 7 pm 12 am$3 Tequila Shots $4 Jager & Fireball Shots $4 Swamphead DraftsLIVE DJ 9 pm Close SATURDAY SUNDAY NIGHT 7pm-12 am$3 Margaritas on Tap $3 Lemon Drop Shots $4 First Mag PintsLIVE DJ 9 pm CloseFRIDAY 1718 West University Avenue1728 West University Avenue BEAT-THE-CLOCKWells & Drafts start at 25 LIVE DJ Wells & Drafts start at 25LIVE DJ18 & UP ) ( 18 & UP sion with the team. The Gators have won seven national titles and nine SEC championships under Holloway, who coaches both the mens and womens track and field teams. He joined the UF track and field staff as an assistant coach in 1996 and has since been selected as USTFCCCA coach of the year seven times. The school announced Tuesday that the UF and USF football teams have scheduled three meetings, starting in 2022. That meeting, and the final one in 2025, will be played in Gainesville. The 2023 matchup will be played in Tampa. The mens basketball team continues to beef up its nonconference schedule, announcing Wednesday that it will face West Virginia in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 4 at Madison Square Garden. The Mountaineers finished 26-11 last season, falling to eventual-champion Villanova in the Sweet 16. UF sports teams show academic prowess The NCAA initiated its Academic Progress Rate (APR) in 2003 in an attempt to hold colleges accountable for the academic progress of student-athletes, according to Schools are rewarded for academic success and punished for a lack thereof. Each sports team gets its own APR score based on the NCAAs criteria. Eleven of Floridas 19 sports teams posted higher scores than the national average from the last four years, with mens basketball, mens cross country and mens tennis all exceeding their respective averages by a wide margin. Softball and football were among other teams to do so. If a teams four-year APR score is below 930 then it loses postseason eligibility for 201819, the next academic year. The lowest score of any UF team was 961 from the womens track and field team. @AndrewJHuang ahuang@alligator.orgNOTEBOOK, from pg. 14Holloway signs a 10-year extension with UF on Wednesday two errors. India had two errors as well. As a team that prides itself on defense, the errors were uncharacteristic, especially from the He redeemed himself in the eighth inplay on a chopping grounder the previous play, India made a diving play to preserve the lead. Slaughter laced a grounder down the leftloaded. The third baseman laid out about ten feet behind the bag, snagged the grounder, out. In a television interview after the game, Ohwowit happened so quick I barely remember it, he said. Not playing well defensively this game, made a couple errorsall my teammates picked me up after, saying, Listen man, thats not you. Just stay with the game and youre going to get another ground ball. Had India made a poor throw or missed the ball completely, at least one Tiger would have scored, if not more. He also shined at the plate, going 2 for 4 with an RBI. The only other Gator to record at least two hits was Horvath, who went 2 for 3. LSU now faces the loser of a game between Arkansas and South Carolina, while UF plays the winner. Times are still to be determined. UF will likely throw Jackson Kowar in the double-elimination tournament. @THEChrisOB cobrien@alligator.orgBASEBALL, from pg. 14Singer and Schwarz were both held out of SECs due to injury Alligator File PhotoCoach Mike Holloway amd the UF Track and Field team will participate in the NCAA East Preliminary in Tampa beginning on Thursday. Holloway has won seven national titles as head coach.