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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 VOLUME 112 ISSUE 93Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Devoun CetouteAlligator Staff WriterSanta Fe College Police arrested a man Tuesday afternoon accused of stealing animals from Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo in May. Sedrick Price, 20, was charged with grand theft. On May 23, four animals, two gopher tortoises and two box turtles, were stolen from the teaching zoo, according to a Santa Fe media release. On May 30, seven more animals three box turtles, two red-foot tortoises, a skink and a squirrel monkey were also stolen. Evidence at the zoo showed that the animals were forcefully taken from their enclosures, according to a media release. SFPD received a tip Monday afternoon that led them to the Crossings at Santa Fe apartments, located at 3205 NW 83rd St., according to the media release. Seven animals were recovered from an apartment six from the May 30 burglary and one box turtle from the May 23 burglary. Price lived in the apartment the animals were found in. Four other animals are still missing, including David Beckham the box turtle, according to the zoos Facebook post. According to a SFPD arrest report, Price knowingly obtained the nine animals which value at about $10,000 to $20,000. SFPD said even though an arrest was made, the investigation continues and more arrests are possible, according to the media release. Price was in Alachua County Jail on Tuesday and a judge released him without bail Wednesday afternoon. Anyone with information regarding the animals can call SFPD at 352-395-5519. @devoun_cetoute dcetoute@alligator.orgSeven of 11 stolen Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo animals foundCourtesy to The AlligatorDavid Beckham, a box turtle, is one of four animals still missing after 11 were stolen from the Santa Fe College Teaching Zoo. Another box turtle and two gopher tortoises are also still missing. THE PROGRAM OFFERS MEALS AND ACTIVITIES By Jacob KovachAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County School Board and Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services began serving free, nutritious meals and hosting activities for children in need through the statewide Summer BreakSpot Program Monday. Caron Rowe, the marketing and promotions specialist for the Alachua County School Board, said several libraries, Boys and Girls Clubs and UF Health Clinic sites have joined the program to keep up with an increase in demand. There are families coming into (the sites), and theyre hungry, Rowe said. They have siblings with them and they didnt have anything for them there previously. Some of the participating sites offer recreation-based activities and others offer education-based programs, Rowe said. The Star Center Childrens Theatre on Northeast 23rd Avenue is entering its fourth year participating in the program, said founder and director Rhonda Wilson. Activities offered include musical theater and dancing. Wilson said the activities allow the students to express themselves and perhaps even allow them to escape whatever troubles exist outside of the program. Life can be a play in the sense that it has ups and downs, Wilson said. Theres drama, theres happiness, and if you look at it that way, then you realize that its not too far off from what you do on-stage. She said the effects are profound on the approximately 30 students who attend. Some of the kids in our program dont have lunches or breakfast, Wilson said. Here, they have a chance to eat every day. The lunches students get are similar to those offered during the normal school year, including pizza, corndogs, French fries and chocolate milk. From what I see, some of lunches), Wilson said. From the way they eat it, they either really love it or they need it. As Wilson spoke, the buzz of adolescents laughing and screaming could be heard from behind a large, black curtain. Somebody was confessing a celebrity crush on Ariana Grande during a game of truth or dare. Niyin Smith, an 18-year-old acting instructor at the theater, said one of the most challenging parts of the job is breaking through to the children. here, some of them werent talk-Summer BreakSpot Program now serving food-insecure familiesSEE MEALS, PAGE 4


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THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 By Blake TrauschkeAlligator Contributing WriterThe UF School of Music is offering two music ensemble courses as part of the Creative B Summer program. The ensembles are open to all UF students, faculty, staff and Gainesville community members this Summer B. Archie Birkner IV, the assistant director of music at UF, will be conducting the orchestra. He hopes the orchestra will be a full symphony, which contains string, brass, woodwind and percussion sections. About 33 musicians have expressed interest so far, he said. UF Associate Director of Bands John M. Watkins Jr. will be conducting a concert band this Summer B. The concert band will have brass, woodwind and percussion sections. The orchestra will play standard orchestra repertoire that will be fun to play, Birkner said. For the concert band, they are looking to perform music that a wide-ranging audience would enjoy, Watkins said. The music will include standard marches, movie and show tunes, patriotic music and summerthemed songs. These ensembles are open to everyone in Gainesville to include those who want to make music over the summer, Birkner said. Brandon McKinley, public relations and partnerships specialist at the College of the Arts, created Facebook event pages for both Summer B music ensembles. The auditions for both the orchestra and band will take place July 2. The orchestra auditions will take place in Music Building, Room 121, and the band auditions are in Steinbrenner Band Hall. Students can earn academic credit for being in these ensembles, Birkner said. Because participants do participate, students can take it without receiving credit as well. The orchestra rehearsals will be every Tuesday and Thursday night of Summer B from 7 to 8:30 in Music Building, Room 121, McKinley said. The concert band rehearsals will be every Monday and Wednesday from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Steinbrenner Band Hall. been a Summer orchestra, but this tra has been run by faculty, Birkner said. McKinley said both ensembles Provost at UF. Provost Joseph Glover said the Creative B program consists of many activities, including ensembles. funded the Creative B Summer prothe cultural atmosphere of the campus for students during the Summer B term, Glover said.Two new music courses to begin during Summer B semester


4 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 By Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WriterStudent Government may have more money available to use soon. Changes to the annual budget ate meeting. The newly proposed budget is now worth $20,819,571, according to Student Senate Bill SG Budget and Appropriations crease from the original budget is dents will sign up for more credit hours in the coming year than was originally anticipated when maining updated in our budgets curate as possible, Dunson said. One of the largest increases in spending on a single item will be awarded to SG projects in the new budget, according to the bill. proved at the next meeting. Student Body President Ian Green intends to use the new funds on a variety of projects, he said. These projects include the previously announced Bridges, a minority outreach program, and new projects like the Bledsoe Drive parking lot project. It would allow students going to Southwest Recreation Center to park for free. We are constantly looking for innovative ways to enhance the student experience, Green said. ent suggestions throughout the school year. The money in the budget comes from the Student Activity and Service Fee, Dunson said. Students pay $19.06 in fees per credit hour they enroll in, a cost that hasnt increased in the past four years. The budget will be heard again in second readings at next weeks senate meeting Tuesday.@gilliangsweeney gsweeney@alligator.orging or interacting with one another, Smith ing and having fun together, and I love it. creasingly popular, and at least 17 more providing locations will open this year. Rowe said that Alachua County has been participating in the program for at paign the Summer Food Service Program that launched in 1968. She said site attendance locally had increased 20 percent for breakfast and 18 percent for lunch last year. More than 110,000 meals were served last summer. The total number of sites has jumped from 63 to 80 within a year. Its hard to predict how many we will serve this summer, Rowe said. The only exception to this may be found in a few sites, such as overnight camps, according to Summer BreakSpots website. about family income for their children to receive meals. Rowe said a food truck initiative was also started last year to provide meals to those in remote areas of Alachua County without transportation. ing on a Monday to Thursday routine from June 5 to July 26. Its locations will be listed on the Alachua County website. sumer Services, children who are members of households receiving assistance for food ceive meals at eligible sites. The program has increased the number of meals served from 11 million to over 15 million statewide since the department took over the program in 2012, said Kinley Tuten, spokesperson for FDACS said. The goal of the program is to bridge the nutritional gap that many kids face during the summer months, Tuten said. Kids who rely on school meals for their partment. She was unable to provide exact costs or estimated costs for the program, which lasts until July 27. Ultimately, we are looking to help as many children as we are able to, Tuten said. I grew up in Florida and have always ing those close to home.MEALS, from pg 1Children of food-insecure households are automatically eligible


THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Michael KnauffAlligator Contributing WriterAn invasive frog species in north central Florida is eating up a native population. The Cuban tree frog migrated from south Florida to Alachua County in the last 20 years, said Steven Johnson, an associate professor of wildlife ecology at UF. The frog can grow up to 5 inches in length, 3 inches more than the native green tree frog, Johnson said. Because of the size difference, the invasive frogs eat the native frogs. Johnson said the native population would be mostly affected by the invasive species in the Gainesville area. This is because Cuban tree frogs live primarily in suburban areas due to the shelter housing provides. The document stated that the frogs get into homes through open windows, doors and larger crevices. Once inside, they may cause trouble by defecating or jumping at people, Johnson said. They are attracted to light and may jump out when people come home and turn on the lights. Johnson said there is no data on whether the countys native population has been sigrational to think that it has. However, the global amphibian population has declined by a third, wildlife ecologist Kenneth Dodd said. He said the loss of wetlands due to agriculture and urban development has reduced breeding grounds and living areas for frogs. Johnson said this global decrease may not have short term effects on humans but could pose issues long term. He used a tapestry as a metaphor to describe how the loss of a species, like frogs, could affect humans. Each species plays a unique role, Johnson said, you can pull out one piece nothing would happen, another piece probably still nothing. But pull too many, and it would collapse.By Madison RubertAlligator Contributing WriterA UF study suggests cancer survivors who consumed a well-balanced diet have a 65 percent lower risk of death from cancer than survivors who ate poor quality diets. The purpose of the study, published on Tuesday, was to determine if a diets quality is related to cancer patients survival, said Kalyani Sonawane, the studys senior author. etary components, but none had really questioned the effect of the entire diet. And that is something I thought should be answered, Sonawane, 28, said. Researchers examined data from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey collected between 1988 and 1994 by the National Center for Health Statistics to evaluate the health and diets of 1,200 cancer survivors. They calculated the quality of survivors diets using a 10-point scale measuring the consumption of 10 dietary components based on the U.S. Department of Agricultures Dietary Guidelines for Americans. What we found is that if you are a cancer survivor and have a good score on the Healthy Index Scale, then your chances of surviving are 65 percent greater than someones whose quality of diet is poor, Sonawane said. Half of the survivors died within a 17-year follow-up period, according to a National Center for Health Statistics Linked Mortality File. The study is a step toward improving cancer outcomes, said Ashish Deshmukh, the studys lead author. Getting cancer not only decreases your qualcancer outcomes can be improved, then it will Its a frog-eat-frog world By Gillian SweeneyAlligator Staff WriterThe design elicits a feeling of enchantment: Passengers course through a rainforest river on a glass-bottomed raft. They track a glowing lizard-like creature. The ride design, dubbed Cryptid Creek, Park Design Competition. In addition to the Cryptid Creek team, another UF team placed third at the competition. More than 50 teams competed, and this istered to take part in the competition, said Michael Breen, a UF mechanical engineering senior. The four UF students on the Thush, Christopher Berry and Kristofer Robinson. Breen said his team spent one month designing the ride. The team designed everything in that time, eventually condensing it into a seven-slide presentation and a concept video. We created an innovative water ride, Breen said. It had to meet a lot of certain criteria like budget constraints and how could we creatively use the land. The ride design used new technology like OLED screens, Breen said. OLED screens are clear television-like screens that can display images in vibrant color. The screens were part of the glass bottom in the raft design, Breen said. It would allow for animals to appear on the screen as though they were in the moving water below. Berry, a recent UF architecture graduate and Cryptid Creek team member, said the team was challenged by the competition guidelines. The team also had to create a story for the ride while adhering to a strict budget. The project must have a budget between $15 to $20 million, according to the program guidelines. The competition win came as a surprise to Berry. It was just kind of a big shock, Berry said of the win. Daniel Fishman, a UF senior mechanical engineering student, said competitions like this allow students to apply their skills and get their names out there for large companies to see. Fishman organized meetings for the students competing. It allows them to have fun, take something new and design it, go crazy, Fishman said of the the competition. @gilliangsweeney gsweeney@alligator.orgCourtesy of Michael BreenFour UF students won a national competition in which participants designed


Editorial Column On Tuesday, the world learned that Kate Spade died after taking her own life. First, I want to start by saying please reach out for help in your own way whenever you need it. You are not alone. If you need help, you can call or chat online with the National Suicide PrevenIn a world where I doubted being a journalist as people doubt the need for $500 purses that I dont have, Spades products told their own stories and held value outside of a capitalistic society. One of her lines was an ode to books, a notebook featuring a shelf lined with books including classics Pride and Prejudice and Gullivers Travels. Like newspapers, her brand could be one of tradition slot, a couple of card spaces and Velcro before college. Many other shoppers share a connection with Spade and Personal Style highlights. My other graduation gifts were other Spade products, a zippered pencil pouch, highlighters student-to-be. wanted to be a journalist. husband told their story of hard work, perperson. On the Spade website, a black screen with white type reads: Kate Spade, the visionary founder of our brand, has into this world. Regardless of whether you are a fashion fanatic, design dabbler or just any old shopper who has never heard of ans rise to the top of fashion, entrepreneurship, dedication and loss. The real truth behind this story is everyone Sophie Feinberg is a UF journalism junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 The only thing worse than having to stay in Gainesville enough without having wet hair and wearing soaked clothes, and unpredictable bus schedules could leave you dripping with the icy shards of Mother Natures... feeling grows in your chest. You look down and realize your shoes are three shades darker than before. You will now is an RTS bus. Therefore, this dart goes to you, Tropical Storm Alberto out students. Its kind of like a nagging cold: Youre going to take precautions to avoid the worst of it, but in the end, you have to let it run its course. plause needs to be given to the RTS bus drivers. worse than actual soggy shoes, and keeping buses clean is an often overlooked part of a bus drivers job. If it werent for this part in their daily routine, standing while the bus is starts falling and people suddenly forget how to drive. RTS drivers know people have to be at a certain place at a cerIts also no secret that theres a shortage of bus drivers. of the reasons why there are fewer buses on certain routes. in. They wont be there long. This laurel goes to you, RTS drivers. of laurels to open library spots, low chances of being hit on by frat boys on bikes and short lines at virtually every Finally, we award food delivery services in Gainesville a sharp dart Morgan McMullen EDITOR Bailey LeFever MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Stanley UNIVERSITY EDITOR Baylie Cainas METRO EDITOR Sophie Feinbergopinions@alligator.orgThe 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, JUNE 7, 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! In the s, we were thinking about the future. We thought about how we might robots and live on freezemen. What we didnt wanted, all without the need to voRide-hailing apps arent as glamfeel pressured to have small talk as impolite, dont be. Your driver has hosted someone who smelled like in their front seat. is give it some hustle. Put some pep This is the information age of that ride. who havent been tipping that the national average is $20 per hour. Sound like a lot? for resale purposes as opposed to 10 ies of tomorrow the s promised Stephan Chamberlin is a UF political science junior. His column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.Uber tips for dummiesColumnI agree with, but if we dont talk voting isnt illegal, its shameful to not take a stake in at all. For some people, the things we vote on are vital. is a matter of life and death. We all have a different idea of how to solve problems, but our own. We need the push of the left and the pull of the right in order to bring us to a higher middle ground. on that. Layla Soboh is a UF advertising junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.Column Stephan Layla


THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheAlligator. The Bikinis reviewOur review of the Hippodromes newest production is on page 9.Indie Flea returns: favorite.By Emma WitmerAvenue EditorRaelyn Nelson is a rising princess in country music. Granddaughter of the world-famous country icon Willie Nelson, Raelyn joins forces with band members Jonathan Bright, Preach Rutherford and Paulie Simmons to create a sound that she says is the midpoint between Loretta Lynn and Cheap Trick. I come up with country melodies, and I play my ukulele with this rock band, Nelson said. Its just this hybrid. Tonight, the Raelyn Nelson Band is coming to High Dive, performing with Company Man and Carey Matthews. Show up at 8 p.m. to grab a drink and pick your spot in the crowd for the show beginning at 9 p.m. Tickets are available for $10 at, Hear Guests under 18 must be accompanied by a guardian, and those under 21 pay an additional convenience fee of $3 at the door. Nelson grew up on gospel music and oldschool country Waylon and Willie. As a young mom, Nelson found herself subconsciously writing songs day in and day out. By the time her kids were done nursing, Nelson said she was dying to record. Now, eight years later, the Raelyn Nelson Band is touring all over the country and putting out music with a unique sound. Their sound ranges from country-rock jams, to slow melodies like Moon Song, which features vocals from Willie Nelson himself. through, I cried, Nelson said. Sometimes I still have that surreal moment about it. Its very special to me that he is on that song, a song that I wrote, and he found it worthy enough to sing on it. Its a surreal moment every time. Like her grandfather, Nelson is an advocate for the legalization of both medical and recreational marijuana. She is hopeful about the future of marijuana legalization, citing changes that have already come about. Willie Nelson now sells his own strain of weed, something that would have never happened a short time ago. In addition to touring, the Raelyn Nelson Band will be releasing new music with Sweetwater Studios in late June and early July. Nelson is also releasing a new album Friday with her acoustic duo, mmhmm. A live music experience should be happy and uplifting, and caffeinated and fun, Nelson said. Lets have a party so that we can forget about all the crappy things that are happening around us.By Lindsey BrenemanAvenue ContributorGainesville artists are coming together to transform a batch of retired mannequins into works of art celebrating the legacy of pride. If you went to High Dive on Sunday evening, you might have been confused as to why you were surrounded by naked mannequins. When Terry Fleming, 56, walked into a room full of mannequins of all different shapes, sizes and colors just over a month ago, he was not confused for a second. He called it eureka moment. Fleming is the co-president of the Pride Community Center of North Florida. While shopping the closing sale in the former The Oaks Mall Macys, he was struck with a fundraising idea. Adamant he is an not artist himself, Fleming quickly called his friend Tom Miller, 53. Miller, a multifaceted artist, told eBay to make a quick buck and leave the artists out of it. But Miller says Fleming was insistent. Fleming had a vision. According to Miller, Fleming said, I want this to be about our community. I want this to be about art. About music. About pride. About diversity. About embracing what we have in common and appreciating our differences for the power they give us. Miller caved. The two enlisted the help of the coordinator of Arts Market Family Art & Music, Brian Wilson, 52, and together the trio set off rounding up artists. The idea was simple: there was 22 mannequins and 22 artists. Each artist adopts a mannequin and turns it into Rainbow Spirits. There are no rules. The mannequins can come back as anything. On July 21 at 8 p.m., there will be a grand unveiling of the Rainbow Spirits at the Pride Community Center. Amid food, drink, music and entertainment, the public will be able to bid to purchase the Spirits. All proceeds will go to the Pride Community Center. The Pride Center, located at 3131 NW 13th St., does more than put on the annual Gainesville Pride Parade and Festival in October. They provide year-round assistance like HIV testing, womens health services and transgender and youth support groups. Sunday night was the adoption ceremony. Mostly, it was just the artists and their loved ones at High Dive. It was not a particularly large crowd but a lively one. The room had an air of familiarity and friendship in it. A theme emerged when the artists explained what this meant to them: community and acceptance. Some are like Jasmine Hardin, rience celebrating pride. Hardin comes from Vernon, Florida, a town of fewer than 700 people. She has years but said that in a small town like hers, the LGBTQ+ community is generally pretty hidden. This is actually celebrates pride. Some are like Lizzi Nehls, 46, whos been out as part of the Gainesville LGBTQ+ community for 25 years now. She said the meaning of pride has evolved for her. Nehls said the LGBTQ+ community has came out, but the importance of the movement has been renewed in the current political climate. Alisha Evans, a 40-year-old bisexual burlesque performer from Jacksonville, said pride means: We are here. We are part of society. We have always been a part of society, like it or not. All we care about is that we have acceptance and love, and that love is universal. She and her husband, Justin Evans, 40, have both adopted Rainbow Spirits. Although most of the artists said they needed to get to know their mannequins before decorating them, there are some aspects you may expect to see in the July 21 event. Wilsons torso will likely come back with wings and crystals. Nehls, knew for certain her large, black, male mannequin would be wearing a pink tutu. Alix Mathia, a 26-yearold registered nurse, explained her idea to incorporate the actual anatomy of the human body with her typically somewhat abstract style to show similarity between all humans. June has been celebrated as Pride Month since the Stonewall riots in 1969. Plenty of artists were quick to celebrate how far the community has come. However, all were eager to also mention how much hate and aggression towards the LGBTQ+ community is still present in todays society. Gibson Cash, 27, said that events like this are a way of neutering the beast. In the face of hatred, however, this group talked much more of love, community and support. Almost 50 years after the Stonewall riots, the pride community in Gainesville will honor the memorial with the work of talented artists who will craft what were department store mannequins into vibrant Rainbow Spirits.Raelyn Nelson band comes to High Dive Macys mannequins become rainbow spirits for pride MUSIC Lindsey Breneman annual Pride Month.


THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 By Emma WitmerAvenue EditorWhat can separate even the closest of friends? The future. What can reunite them? The past. In the Hippodwromes newest production, The Bikinis, Kelly Atkins, Catherine Fries Vaughn, Melanie Souza and Wydetta Carter play members of an aspiring girl group from years gone by. The Bikinis have reunited as their old stomping grounds are threatened by condominium developers offering to buy up the land for a hefty sum. Decades after their heyday in nie, Karla and Barbara reunite on the eve of the year 2000 to perform at The Sandy Shores Mobile Home Beach Resort, a trailer park comThe performance is a showwithin-a-show. The concert sets the stage for the women to tell their story and, ultimately, for the community to decide whether to keep their homes or take the corporate payout. With music dripping in mod and Vietnam-era nostalgia, The Bikigirls who were on their way to lolike all that stood in their way to stardom was teenage girl obsession with boys like the hunky Lifeguard 23 and the funds to record and seems a bit frivolous, but it introduces you to the personalities of the characters. By the second act the tone shifts, and more serious topics begin to cast a shadow over The Bikinis aspirations for the Shangri Laslike fame. The war in Vietnam had begun and the girls reminisce on how the world seemed to change overnight. The subject of teenage fantasies and love triangles Lifeguard 23 is drafted along with young men all over the country. Karla and Barbara discuss how college, activism and marriage set The Bikinis on different paths. Act two takes a turn in terms of what was going on in our country during the Vietnam War, and some of the most gorgeous songs that have ever been written are in that act, said director Lauren Warhol Caldwell. We also see a group of women come out to those mike stands who are more mature and who have lived a lot more of life. The second act emerges with act. Basic individuals blossom into relatable characters who, despite their stark differences, form a reship and a bond that transcends circumstance. I think the audience can relate to the friendship between the four casting, the four of us are very different, Vaughn said. The friendship between the women in the show when they were a young girl group singing those songs in the s, up through the serious times of their lives, the Vietnam war and how the friendship bonded them through all of it. With an all-female cast and female director, The Bikinis glides through themes of female friendship with a natural ease. The womrelationships as sisters, cousins and friends are layered and evolve throughout the show. The main core of the show is these women, what they survived, what they created together, who they became and the music just sort of lifts them as a platform that relates to the story of this friendship, Caldwell said.By Gregory FlorezAvenue Staff WriterTampa Indie Flea will host Gainesville this Sunday from Park. The event is expected to tendees can expect vintage and remade garments, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, succulents and cacti, handcrafted food and other locally created goods. The pop-up event, which is hosted by Tampa Indie Flea in Gainesville this year, is the brainchild of a team led by Rosey Williams and Seanissey Loughlin. Loughlin, the creative director for Indie Flea, said Gainesville has an especially unique atmosphere. Bringing Indie Flea to Gainesville just felt right, Loughlin said. It has the right vibe. It has the right kind of shoppers coming out and meeting the right kind of makers. Tampa Indie Flea expanded into Gainesville two years ago. Since then, the Indie Flea has reduced its presence in the city from being a monthly event to being a now quarterly event. This shift was caused by personal changes among the team at Indie Flea. However, Loughlin said these changes the Gainesville community. Gainesville has just always been a really fun environment for us to work in, Loughlin said. This project in Gainesville has the potential to do some really awesome things for the city and the people who live in it. Loughlin and Williams, who had already launched St. Pete Indie Market in 2012, Tampa Indie Flea, a monthly curated event that showcases talent and artistry with the Tampa Bay community. However, because Tampa Indie Flea occurs only once a month, the curators sought to expand their business into other cities in Florida, including St. Petersburg and Lakeland. The team is currently eyeing other cities, such as Orlando. Loughlin said he feels pride in knowing that he and his team are making an effort to help local businesses. The importance of supporting local art and creativity is not lost on the team at Indie Flea. Youre putting money into a real persons hands, Loughlin said. Youre not just throwing money away at some corporate entity. Loughlin said that no matter the city, the the local community has always been the focus of Indie Flea. If youre spending money in Gainesville, lets keep that money in Gainesville, Loughlin said. Thats what its all about: supporting the people who make our communities better.Review The Bikinis Indie Flea returns to Gaiensville THEATRE LOCAL Emma WitmerThe Bikinis opened on June 1 at the Hippodrome theatre.


By Tranelle ManerAvenue Staff WriterIs John F. Kennedy your favorite president? Do you think he died before he could do more great things? If you could change the past, would you? If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then youre just like character Al Templeton, played by Chris Cooper, in the Hulu show .22.63. Hulus .22.63 is one of the most confusing, captivating and mind-boggling shows viewers will watch. The show, which premiered on Hulu in early 2016, is given multiple labels for its genre. The show is a historical-mystery-thriller-drama miniseries with one singular mission, save Kennedy. James Franco stars as Jake Epping, your everyday high school teacher in 2016 who happens to be going through a divorce. Life for Epping is ordinary until he goes to a diner owned by his friend Templeton after work. Templeton tells Epping to go into the back of his closet, and Epping discovers a portal to the past through that closet. Templeton tells him it leads to Oct. 1,1960. ries is this: Why is there a time travel and why does the portal go exactly to 1960? Those questions are never really answered, but you digress, as does Epping, and continue to listen to Templeton who tells Epping he has an important mission he must accomplish. That mission is to go back into the portal and save Kennedy from dying and make the world a better place. Why is Kennedy important to humanity? Why does Templeton think Kennedys presidency and life will make the world better? No one and nothing gives you a straight answer. The entire series is basically built on the conspiracy theory that saving Kennedy and having him as a long-term president will positively affect the world and make it better than it is today. Whether or not that belief holds nal episode but believing that result is up to your own opinion. The most interesting recurring theme in the series is the fact that Epping is sent on a mission to change the past, but the past may not want to be changed. While Epping is in the past, he remembers a series of moments, tory conversations with Templeton. Templeton warned Epping before he went through the portal to be careful with his actions. He must not completely disrupt the past. To put it in less explicit words, Templeton says that if you mess with the past, then the past will begin to mess with you. Once in the s, Epping quickly learns the past does not want to be changed. His attempts to alter the course of history can quickly turn dangerous for him and the people around him. To sum up the series without giving away spoilers, it could best be described as alright. While the suspense and mystery behind whether Epping will get discovered as someone watching these people or if he will in fact save the president is interesting enough, the plot itself has too many consistency issues to remain captivating. Many viewers said they found themselves simply continuing not because they were captured by the storyline but because they were waiting for the series to get better and answer the giant question. This series will really only hold the attention of someone who enjoys the thought of alternate realities, time travel and conspiracies. Otherwise, I wouldnt suggest diving into the nearly nine hours of story unless you want to become aggravated with questions. 10 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 Series review of the week .22.63 HuluCris Cooper and James Franco join forces in this timebending drama. By Tranelle ManerAvenue Staff WriterThe Gainesville community will come together Saturday to enjoy local artists all while supporting a local cause. Cypress & Grove Brewing Company, located at 1001 NW Fourth St., will be hosting its 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Gainesville citizens who come out can enjoy the work of local artists, makers and healers while grabbing an ice-cold beer or kombucha. Cellars, a locally sourced company with a focus on sustainability, and a live performance from Florida bluegrass band Dim Lights in the evening. The cause this event supports is what sets it apart. All attendees who make purchases will be helping to support the YogaLoka Project, as a portion of all proceeds from the market will port the cause without making a purchase can donate while at the market. YogaLoka volunteer Jaya Holmes-Brew said the organization provides yoga sessions for people with mental illnesses and for the marginalized communities in Gainesville. We teach yoga at Grace Marketplace and the Gainesville veteran center, she said. Holmes-Brew said the neighborhood brewery is close to her house, and after previously trying to plan this same type of event herself, she asked the brewery if they would host. Cypress & Grove Brewing Company owner Anna Heinemann said Holmes-Brew introduced them to the YogaLoka Project, which was completely new to them. Were always open to helping good local causes, Heinemann said. Holmes-Brew said YogaLoka will soon have a website for people to make donations throughout the year. In the meantime, willing donors can contact volunteers to donate directly. YogaLoka wants the main Gainesville community to integrate with the community that the project tries to reach, Holmes-Brew said. Classes at Grace Marketplace are free and open to the public Monday through Friday.Arts & Vintage Market for change


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UF softball coach Tim Walton signed a 10-year contract extension on Wednesday. New edition of Around the Ben-DFollow @alligatorSports on Twitter to see our weekly Florida sports recap. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, JUNE 7, 2018 & FIELDBy Alanis ThamesSports WriterA tough long-jump competition left reigning national champion KeAndre Bates looking for a big jump to lift him out of seventh place on his last attempt of the However, unable to improve senior had to settle for seventh, collecting just two points for the Florida's men opened NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon, on Wednesday Bates points came just after sophomore Grant Holloway slipped out of scoring position to ninth overall with a top mark of on Friday to defend his title in the 110-meter hurdles after running The Gators trio of throwers put up 11 points behind a runnerThe junior sat in fourth place curing the silver medal and eight Redshirt junior AJ McFarland and freshman Thomas Mardal both opened the competition with meters was initially good for sec-SEE TRACK & FIELD, PAGE 16By Chris OBrienSports WriterOver the weekend, the Florida Gators advanced from the Gainesville Regional, but it wasnt in dominant fashion, espeUF played Florida Atlantic, and the Owls pushed the Gators to the wire, winhelp of SEC Player of the Year Jonathan InWhen it was all said and done though, a new name was heralded by Gator fans: The former backup catcher was an unlikely hero as he mashed three home runs Against Columbia, Girand uncorked a In a grind-it-out game against Jacksonrand hit a two-run bomb that gave his team His homer catalyzed Florida's effort and was followed the very next inning by backGirands performance earned him the Gainesville Regional MVP award decided by the media members who attended the The unlikely hero was thrust into a baseman JJ Schwarz was held out with a Girand's journey to UF wasnt the one After high school, he attended Santa Fe home to Orlando and took a year off and I just kind of worked and trained for an entire year to try and get better, Girand up call to see how much I really wanted He attended Seminole State College in He sent out tapes of himself playing and BASEBALLThe Associated PressSophomore Grant Holloway took second place in the 110-meter hurdles at the NCAA Outdoor Championships in Eugene, Oregon. He is the reigning national champion in the event and will have the chance to defend his title on Friday. SEE BASEBALL, PAGE 16


THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15 4110 SW 34th Street Suite 3 Gainesville, Florida 32608(352) 872-5565 20% offSmoke Vape Home Brew SupplyMention this ad. By Alligator Sports StaffThe end of the 2017-18 NBA season is quickly approaching. With three games of the Finals already in the books, we can begin to shift our focus to the NBA Awards on June 25. Sports writers Chris OBrien, Skyler Lebron, Alanis Thames and Mark Stine provide their takes on who should win the major categories. Most Valuable PlayerChris: This is a tough one because I think James Harden will win it, but I think LeBron James should win it. I mean, seriously, LBJ is from another planet. Need evidence? Just watch this years playoffs. But Harden will be the one that walks away with the award. Skyler: Every year we think another player might take the throne as best all-around, and every year, LeBron James proves us wrong. He carried a team that blew itself up at the trade deadline to his eighth-consecutive Finals. Nuff said. Alanis: LeBron James should win MVP. Hes averaging 34.6 points in the playoffs and is playing at an insane level. He has carried a subpar team to the Finals when it shouldnt to mention hes doing this at age 33. Mark: Congratulations to James Harden for claiming the scoring title, but LeBron James is this years MVP. Hes played in every game this season and at every position for the Cavaliers. Hes also averaged 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds and 9.1 assists despite swapping out half his team mid-season. Rookie of the YearChris: Give Jayson Tatum some credit for closing the gap between him and the two frontrunners in the playoffs, but you just cant ignore Ben Simmons here. Donovan Mitchell made a hell of a run, but Simmons almost averaged a triple-double with 15.8 points, 8.1 boards and 8.2 assists per game. Cmon now. Skyler: I look at who was most important to their squad in their rookie year. Without Simmons, I still believe Philly could make it to the playoffs in a weak Eastern Conference. Donovan Mitchell took the reins of an average-at-best Utah squad to the second round in the tougher Western Conference. Alanis: This should go to Donovan Mitchell. Theres no denying that Ben Simmons balled this season. But Mitchell did too, and he balled harder than Simmons in the playoffs. And with less help, Mitchell managed 24.4 points and only 2.9 turnovers against tougher competition. Give the true rookie the award. Mark Ben Simmons put together 12 triple-double performances and nearly averaged a triple-double. He also had four 15-assist games, and he averaged 8.1 rebounds. Most Improved PlayerChris: In a race that isnt even close, Victor Oladipo. Any other year, this would be beyond Oladipo with names like Domantas Sabonis, Clint Capela and Spencer Dinwiddie. But Oladipo will win this one and rightfully so. Skyler: Clint Capela is gonna get paaaaaid. While Chris Paul was on the sidelines, Capela provided a good running mate for Harden and became a defensive anchor and great lob-catcher. For Most Improved, I look at who can sustain it past this season, and its Capela. Alanis: Without a doubt, this goes to Victor Oladipo. He has improved almost every aspect of his game. And lets not forget he was one game away from knocking LeBron out of the playoffs. Oladipo still has so much room for growth, and its about time people start putting some respect on his name. Mark: Victor Oladipo has this award locked up, but look at Nikola Jokic. He averaged 1.8 more points than a year ago (18.5), 0.9 more rebounds (10.7) and 1.2 more assists (6.1), all of which are careerhigh marks. He also improved his three-point percentage from .324 to .396. Theres virtually no offensive weakness in this 6-foot-10 center.Defensive Player of the YearChris: If not for injuries, this would be Rudy Goberts award to lose. But only 56 games? It feels wrong going against him because of that, but I am. Can I go with the entire Celtics team here? Horford, Morris, Smart and the gang? No? Dang, give me Anthony Davis. Skyler: Anthony Davis has to win something after the year he had. Without his partner in crime, DeMarcus Cousins, Davis carried the Pels to the second round. Oh, and he also led the league in blocks at 2.6 per game. Thats pretty good. Alanis: Anthony Davis had an MVP-caliber season and is deserving of this award. But defensively, how would he have looked if Demarcus Cousins didnt go down? I like Joel Embiid here just because he consistently gave us monster blocks and came back from injury to give us more huge rejections in the playoffs. Mark: On March 11 against the Utah Jazz, Anthony Davis registered a tripledouble with 10 blocks. He led the NBA with 2.6 blocks per contest and also averaged 1.5 steals. Beast.Sixth Man of the YearChris: This is by far the toughest pick for me. With all due respect to Eric Gordon, you just have to hand it to Lou Williams 22.6 points and 5.3 assists per game. Gordon might have more of a hand in his teams success, but this is Lou Wills. Skyler: Im under the notion that your team has to make the playoffs to win an award of this caliber. For that reason, Eric Gordon takes the cake. Another player that consistently stepped up while Chris Paul was gone for a chunk of the season. He works beautifully off the ball as well. Alanis: Lou Williams value off the bench this season cannot be stressed enough. scoring and assists with career-highs in both. This could easily go to Eric Gordon or Fred VanVleet. But Williams played more regularseason games, played more minutes, scored more and assisted more than both of them. No-brainer. Mark: How is Lou Williams coming off the bench? He averaged 22.6 points per game last season along with 5.3 assists. Hell give you quality defensive minutes as well, even though hes not an elite defender like teammates Patrick Beverley and Avery Bradley. Coach of the YearChris: Call me biased because Im a Celtics fan, but Brad Stevens should win this award and it shouldnt be an argument. Lose your best two players and still come four minutes and a few missed shots away from beating the greatest basketball player ever? Thats the Brad Stevens effect. Skyler: I want to go with Dwayne Casey nalist, something I havent seen since George Karl with the Nuggets. Jokes aside, who even expected Utah to make the playoffs this season? No you didnt, stop lying. Quin Snyder takes this one home for me. Alanis: Dwayne Casey coached his team to the best record in the East and its best in because DeMar DeRozan and Kyle Lowry couldnt get it done against arguably the best player in the history of the game? Cmon. Casey for Coach of the Year. Mark: Mike DAntonis additions of Chris Paul, PJ Tucker and Luc Mbah a Moute helped make the Houston Rockets arguably the NBAs best team when healthy. They improved from 55 wins last year to 65 wins in 2017-18. They also went from the leagues 18th-best defensive rating to the sixth-highest rating and improved from 21st in defensive ishing second in points per game. @THEChrisOB @SkylerLebron @alanisthames @mstinejr Predictions for NBA Awards: alligatorSports Edition ACTUAL FINALISTS FOR THE NBA AWARDSMost Valuable Player: LeBron James, forward, Cleveland Cavaliers James Harden, guard, Houston Rockets Anthony Davis, center, New Orleans Pelicans Rookie of the Year: Donovan Mitchell, guard, Utah Jazz Ben Simmons, guard, Philadelphia 76ers Jayson Tatum, forward, Boston Celtics Sixth Man Award: Eric Gordon, guard, Houston Rockets Fred VanVleet, guard, Toronto Raptors Lou Williams, guard, Los Angeles Clippers Defensive Player of the Year: Anthony Davis, center, New Orleans Pelicans Joel Embiid, center, Philadelphia 76ers Rudy Gobert, center, Utah Jazz Most Improved Player: Clint Capela, center, Houston Rockets Spencer Dinwiddie, guard, Brooklyn Nets Victor Oladipo, guard, Indiana Pacers Coach of the Year: Brad Stevens, Boston Celtics Quin Snyder, Utah Jazz Dwayne Casey, Toronto Raptors


I saw him in high school and in summer ball, but didnt see him at Santa Fe, OSullivan said. Kind of a weird story...he just reached out and I knew we were gonna lose Mikey (Rivera) and Kolo (Mark Kolozsvary). OSullivan also mentioned that Girand attended UF entirely on his own and wasnt even sure if he would earn a spot until after the 2017 MLB Draft. I thought he could be a good bullpen catcher, OSullivan said. He wasnt recruited by anybody. We had to use a walk-on spot for him. Teammates have noticed Girands work ethic over the entire season. Its awesome, India said of Girands breakout. I think he was one of our best hitters in the fall. He works at it. He works at his craft and its paying off for him. Girand has warranted consideration to stay in the lineup and to should the senior be ready for the Gainesville Super Regional. I just dont know with his hand how (Schwarzs) going to feel behind the plate, OSullivan said. If he can only hit until we get to Omaha, of course thats what hes going to do. For the time being though, Girand has caught his coachs attention. Hes (Girand) playing the game with excitement and hes not thinking about anything besides helping his team win, OSullivan said. @THEChrisOB 16 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018 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 restaurant & rooftop barTHE 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 Marcelo Rondon / Alligator StaffCatcher Jonah Girand was initially inserted into the lineup for injured starter JJ Schwarz. Coach Kevin O'Sullivan said Girand will likely stay in the starting lineup. BASEBALL, from pg. 14Girand named Gainesville Regional MVP ond place, but he fell to seventh by the conclusion of the event. McFarland recorded two personal-records on the day, and his best throw of 71.29 meters was good enough for eighth overall. The rest of the day consisted of mens preliminaries to determine who advanced to FriThe 4x100 relay team of Holloway, juniors Michael Timpson Jr. and Ryan Clark and freshman Chantz Sawyers ran a season-best time of 38.49 to start. It was the best collegiate-time in the world this season and advanced Florida to years. The Gators also had four runners who didnt @alanisthames TRACK & FIELD, from pg. 14Men's 4x100 GAINESVILLE REGIONAL MVP 3 FOR 11 THREE HOME RUNS FIVE RBISCAUGHT TWO STEALINGGIRAND REGIONAL STATS