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We Inform. You Decide.www.alligator.orgNot officially associated with the University of Florida THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 FOLLOW US ONLINE FOR UPDATES @FloridaAlligator @TheAlligator_ @TheAlligator SFPD invites residents to watch and learnEmergency personnel gave Santa Fe students and faculty an upclose look at emergency meetings and preparations, pg. 3Upcoming autobus debut draws safety concernsThe buses have drawn criticism from residents and experts, pg. 5 What are UF footballs worries heading into fall camp?Sports writer Mark Stine overviews the top 3, pg. 15VOLUME 112 ISSUE 103Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida By Anais RoacheAlligator Contributing WriterAfter being closed all of Summer B, the UF Gator Career Closet will reopen in the renovated center at the start of fall. The closet is a space where students can borrow professional attire for interviews and networking. of Peabody Hall and was part of When the closet opens, it will be run by the Career Connections Center, formerly called the Career Resource Center. Staff is setting up inventory for the closet to be reopened Aug. 22 on the ground The relocation of the closet, which was decided by the DSO and CCC early last fall, is part of a bigger renovation of the center as a whole. The $10 million renovation has been funded by UFs Capital Improvement Trust Fund. In March, the center appointed its fourth permanent senior director for career services, JaNet Glover, who said the center took advantage of this pivotal time to make the changes. I think the move makes sense, Glover said. I see the ability for Gator Career Closet reopens, expands selection in Reitz this fallCourtesy of Anais RoacheThe UF Gator Career Closet is reopening for the fall semester thanks to a $10 million renovation. SEE CLOSET, PAGE 4By Victoria ChinAlligator Contributing WriterEach year, students at fouryear institutions pay an average of more than $1,200 on textbooks they may not even use. A program at UF is lowering this cost and unnecessary purchases one orange apple badge at a time. Affordable UF, an initiative that was piloted this summer this fall, shows students which courses require materials that cost $20 or less per credit hour. Classes that meet this requirement get an orange-colored apple badge on their textbook requirement page. The cost of textbooks rose by 88 percent between 2006 and 2016, said Alexandra Bitton-Bailey, academic innovaFaculty Development & Teaching Excellence at UF. During this time, the price of a gallon of milk only increased by 9.7 percent. We want to see students succeed, Bitton-Bailey said, and its really hard to succeed if you cant buy your textbook. This initiative was inspired by the State University System of Floridas plan to make courses more accessible through af-UF program seeks to lower cost of textbooksSEE AFFORDABLE, PAGE 4 By Alana WilsonAlligator Contributing WriterOn a rainy Monday, Corbin Stevens was operating the blood mobile across the street from Turlingp.m., he and his co-worker drew blood from only seven donors. Most blood drives, there is with the rain we didnt get much, Stevens said. When it rains, they are more likely to go inside the buildings, wait for it to stop raining and go home as fast as they can. LifeSouth Community Blood Centers currently have less than a two-day supply of blood on their shelves. They are in need of all blood types, especially O-negative, the universal type. If someone has never donated before, this is a really good time to begin, said Laura Bialeck, district community development coordinator for LifeSouth. We want to make sure there is a safe blood supply for your family and friends. It only takes 30 minutes, and you can save up to three lives with each donation. When a donor gives blood, it is separated into three parts: red blood cells, platelets and plasma. It is then given to hospitals for the patients. Red blood cells are most commonly used for patients who are anemic or have lost a lot of blood. Platelets can be used to prevent blood clotting in cancer patients going through chemotherapy, Bialeck said. The donor is given a recognition item after they donate, usually a T-shirt. Depending on the time of year, other gifts are also handed out, Stevens said. Along with a gift, donors receive a mini-physical, a snack and a drink. Summer months are always slower due to school breaks and the weather, but this summer has been a challenge, she said. UF, Santa Fe Summer blood shortage leads to emergency need for donors SEE BLOOD, PAGE 4


Todays WeatherVOLUME 112 ISSUE 107 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 89 2 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 GATORFeedTweet of the Week CLARIFICATIONS: The Alligator published a story Tuesday entitled Road to Change tour talks gun violence, voting in Gainesville. The Alligator implied that state Sen. Keith Perry was a congressman who had an affiliation with the National Rifle Association. While state Sen. Perry has no visible affiliation with the NRA, he was endorsed by the organization in 2014. Sen. Perrys office also disputes a quote attributed to him. While The Alligator reporter said she recorded the phone call with permission from state Sen. Perry and quoted it directly, the recording was lost when the reporters computer crashed shortly after writing her report. We have removed the quote from our story out of an abundance of caution, and we apologize for any inconvenience.Meme of the Week VOLUME 112 ISSUE 107NEWSROOM Editor Engagement Managing Editor University Editor Metro Editor Sports Editor Assistant Sports Editor Editorial Board Photo Editor the Avenue Editor Copy Desk Chief Copy Editors DISPLAY ADVERTISING Advertising Director Intern Coordinator Sales Representatives Ruben RieraCLASSIFIED 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 or email


By Jessica CurbeloAlligator Staff WriterIn an emergency incident, key Santa Fe College staff would meet in the emergency operations center, located inside the Santa Fe Police building, to discuss a plan of action. SFPD invited residents, students and staff to see what its like to be in one of these emergency meetings and more as a part of their emergency preparedness expo Tuesday morning. The expo was designed to make sure the Santa Fe community is ready for all hazards, like hurricanes or tornadoes, said Ed Book, SFPDs chief and the colleges emergency manager. Down the hall of the SFPD building, the door to the operations center was left open for attendees to peek in on a pretend tornado exercise. said the exercise started with the participants receiving an emergency alert. Everyone in the room was assigned different roles, which included public information some information about what was happening and had to discuss what they would do. As time went on during the 90-minute exercise, participants got more and more information and continued to make decisions based on what they learned. Participants would work through aspects of the emergency, going so far as to discuss postemergency support, Fox said. Joining SFPD were different partners from around Alachua County, all having stations outside or within the halls of the SFPD building, which is located on the northwest side of campus. A lot of people dont know how many agencies are involved in emergency planning, said Robert Linnens, regional planner at Florida Health. I think its something people should know. On the table in front of him, Linnens did demonstrations with a mobile ventilator. Linnens said the mobile ventilator is used in situations where people need to be evacuated but cant breathe on their own. Attendees saw how the ventilator reacted to varying levels of oxygen and learned from Linnens that, with an external battery added, the device could last six hours without being connected to power. Next to his table, representatives from Gainesville Regional Utilities cautioned people from getting too close to metal wires that may be lying on the ground during or after an emergency disaster. GRU electric safety and training coordinator Gary McKenzie said downed wires could still be energized and recommended staying 25 to 30 feet away from them. Electricity can radiate through the ground just like throwing a rock in water, McKenzie said. Some partners, including Alachua County Fire Rescue and Gainesville Fire Rescue, had their displays outside of the building. the basket of the trucks aerial ladder. A hundred feet in the air, people got a wide view of the campus and surrounding trees. For some, the Jurassic Park theme song could be heard through the commuI think its a great opportunity to learn about other organizations, said Clarinda Choice, student activities specialist at Santa Fe and an organizer for the intiative. Its also great for me to network for Safe Santa Fe. It provides better resources for our students. Other stations had representatives from Alachua County Emergency Management, Gainesville Amateur Radio Society, a trauma response team and more. Book said SFPD will probably continue to hold the expo annually during the summer. The department also holds different events during the year. This may be a readiness event, Book said, but all year long, were always trying to evaluate how prepared we are for different emergencies. @jesscurbelo THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 3 Jessica Curbelo / Alligator Staff Santa Fe College organizes emergency safety expo for public


4 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 us at the career center to talk more about the importance of professional clothing and attire as it relates to students gaining a diverse array of professional experiences. Glover said students can look forward to a more diverse selection of styles and colors in the new closet as well as a separate entrance, allowing students to access the closet without coming into the center directly. Heather White, associate vice president at the DSO, said the old location will most likely be used as an additional workspace for students, and the new location felt like a better move. the Career Connections Center does, White said. I know that they are looking on making it part of their career coaching model and making it part of the holistic process for students for the career development process. White and Glover encourage students in need of business attire in the meantime to contact either the DSO or CCC for support.CLOSET, from pg. 1holistic process for studentsfordability, said John Jordi, learning and organizational specialist at UF. Reducing the cost of textbooks is more feasible than reducing the nancial hurdles for students. Cost is really one of the No. 1 barriers for students completing their degree on time, Jordi said. Some courses require students to purchase expensive materials they may not even use, Bitton-Bailey said. Affordable UF encourages faculty to re-evaluate the need for some of these course materials. Faculty members can lower the costs of their required course materials by creating their own textbooks, using open-access resources or putting materials in online course reserves, Bitton-Bailey said. Thats a huge time investment, and it changes your course, Bitton-Bailey said. So we wanted to recognize the faculty who are are pushing forth this effort. UF also works with publishers to reduce textbook costs by allowing electronic access for students. The application for courses to receive the Affordable UF badge out a textbook adoption form and answer a few questions about the affordability of the materials they require, Bitton-Bailey said. The adoption form, which lists the materials faculty members expect students to purchase for the course, is already a requirement faculty have to complete every semester. The Affordable UF system has Bailey said. The applicants are being audited to ensure books are actually affordable. More than 600 over the summer, and this number is expected to be higher in the fall. So many students at UF are struggling to pay for college, whether it be their tuition or their books and class fees, said 21-yearold political science and statistics major Jamie Lee. Its good that important that we make that a priority for our students. For more information, visit AFFORDABLE, from pg. 1So many students at UF are struggling to pay for collegeCollege and all of the Gainesville high schools make up 25 percent of the donor population. Depending mostly on college LifeSouth to stay on top of their supply. A lot of students also dont donate during exams, just because they are focusing and they dont want to have a reaction, Stevens said. However, putting up signs stating that they are in a state of emergency tends to help. A lot of times people will come up and say, Im only donating because the sign says youre in an emergency need, he said. Aside from the mobile locations, there are two centers in Gainesville where people can donate, located at 1221 NW 13th St. and 4039 W. Newberry Road. Donors must bring a photo ID, be at least 17 years old or 16 with parental permission and weigh 110 pounds or more for safety reasons. If donors also provide the blood center with their email address, they will receive their lab results and blood type within 24 to 48 hours, Bialeck said. If someone is unable to donate, they can let their friends and family know about the shortage and encourage them to donate, she said. If you plan on donating, bring a friend, eat some food and just know that the worst thing on the bus is anxiety, not a needle, Stevens said.BLOOD, from pg. 1Donors may receive lab analysis and blood type after test


THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 5 By Dana CassidyAlligator Staff WriterOn July 24, six students at the UF Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences received individual fellowships from the National Science Foundation. The Graduate Research Fellowship Program was created for exceptional students in science, technology, engineering and math pursuing a degree in the U.S. It includes a three-year annual payment of a $34,000 stipend with a $12,000 allowance for tuition and fees. More than 12,000 students applied for the fellowship only 2,000 received the award. One of the recipients, wildlife ecology and conservation doctoral student Kimberly Ledger, was excited she didnt have to stress years. One of the most valuable things about the fellowship for any student is how it allows you to really focus on the research youre doing, Ledger said. Plant molecular and cellular biology student and fellowship recipient Ann Bernert said she is passionate about science and enjoys setting an example for others I hope to continue to encourage my female students to stay in for some, Bernert wrote in an email. In the future, Ledger and BerPh.D.s. Ledger hopes to pursue a career working with students on conservation issues and science skills, while Bernert intends to teach or work in the biotechnology industry. @danacassidy_ dcassidy@alligator.orgSix UF IFAS students awarded National Science Foundation fellowshipsBy Blake TrauschkeAlligator Contributing WriterThe money-sharing app Venmo recently created a debit card with Mastercard for users to pay for things using a Venmo account anywhere Mastercard is accepted in the U.S. Venmo, which is owned by PayPal, is typically used to link peoples Facebook and bank accounts, so people can pay friends who also have the app without paper money or checks. If a user does not have enough money in their Venmo balance to cover a transaction, it is drawn from their linked bank account. They can also transfer their Venmo funds to their bank for a fee of 25 cents, according to Venmos website. Up until now, a Venmo balance could only be used on the app and for online orders with a handful of companies like Uber, J. Crew and Grubhub. According to Venmos website, people can use their card like any other debit card with even more features. People can make ATM withdrawals, turn off the card if they misplace it and use swipe-free shopping at stores, bypassing swiping or inserting a chip. Venmo spokeswoman Jaymie Sinlao said people can use the new reload feature so that the card wont get declined as long as they have money in the bank. Users who have the Venmo card will have the option of selecting a bank account that will act as the funding source for reloads. Venmo will automatically take money, or reload, from the bank account you selected in $10 increments to cover any purchase amount that exceeds your Venmo balance, Sinlao said. Users will be able to pick one of six colors white, yellow, pink, blue, green and black for their new debit card, Sinlao said. There is currently a waitlist for the card. Sinlao would not comment on how many people are waiting for the card or how many have been released so far. Finn Spencer, a 19-year-old Santa Fe College forestry sophomore, has been using the app since coming to college last year, and he sees the need for the card. I think the card is pretty convenient and could be super useful, he said. I like how Venmo is run; it makes paying people incredibly easy. Jonathan McDonnell, a 19-yearold Santa Fe biology sophomore, has also been using the app regularly since starting college, but he believes Venmo is overextending its reach by adding the card. He recognizes that you must pay to deposit money into your bank account, but he believes Venmo should incentivize keeping money in its account. The reason Im not getting a card is because I dont have any money in the app. All I use Venmo for is to transfer or accept funds from others. But after that, I deposit it in my bank account, McDonnell said. McDonnell said he enjoys the app how it is now. However, he only uses it in Gainesville. cities with young populations dont know what Venmo is, but maybe thats the whole point of the card. Maybe Venmo knows that its cards usefulness is limited.Venmo unveils new physical debit card By Dennis JohnsonAlligator Contributing Writer In 2016, a Tesla driver was killed in a crash in Florida when his car, operating on Autopilot mode, failed to recognize a large truck crossing into its path. Last March, a driver in California died after his Tesla, also on Autopilot, hit a roadside barrier These incidents make safety in the early stages of vehicle automation a concern as two driverless buses are set to begin operating in downtown Gainesville by Aug. 20. The buses, manufactured by the company EasyMile and operated by Transdev Services, are part of a three-year, four-phase testing project being conducted by UF and the Florida Department of Transportation. The latter is providing $2.7 million for the project. Phase One was in April when a driverless bus began driving a route along Southeast Second Avenue and onto a portion of Main Street. There was an operator on board as a failsafe. The bus mapped its route and stops onto its hard drive. The bus was taken off the road in May, and the information it gathered will be transferred to a second bus that will hit the streets in August. buses, which will connect UF and the downtown area near Depot Park. They can reach a maximum speed of 25 mph but normally wont exceed 5 to 10 mph due to the frequency of stops, City of Gainesville spokesperson Chip Skinner said. at the slow speeds it will be moving that we wont have the same impacts that Tesla vehicles have, Skinner said. Transdev already has driverless buses operating in Babcock Ranch, Florida. However, that community is still under construction and not fully populated. The busy streets of Gainesville and the area around UF create a more intricate course for the buses. Steven Shladover, a research engineer at the University of California, Berkeley whos been researching road vehicle automation systems for more than 40 years, said driverless vehicles often cant tell the difference between a candy wrapper and a person. The vehicle will brake for either depending on the occasion. They dont have the intelligence yet to be able to handle the full range of the situations that theyre gonna encounter, Shladover said. If theyre on the campus, theyre probably gonna have to interact with a lot of pedestrians, a lot of bicyclists... Thats a challenging combination. He suspects itll be a long time before the buses can operate without a human on board as a precaution. A safety operator will ride along at the beginning of the project, and no timetable is set for when the buses will drive unaccompanied, Gainesville spokesperson Bob Woods said. The Gainesville Regional Transit System and Transdev will also have the ability to monitor the buses and take control if a dangerous situation arises, Skinner said. Once up and running, Skinner said the driverless buses will be in service Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. and will be free to all riders during the three-year testing period. Autobuses on track, safety concerns persist


Editorial Column: How we lost our Library West Part IV: (Un)willingness to payStudents here at UF pay a fee of $19.06 per credit hour called the Activity and Service Fee. Multiply that by however many credit hours students are taking, and this is how Student Government gets its $21 million budget. If anyone from SG is reading this, I suppose now would be a good time to point out that the link to the amended Fiscal Year 2018-19 budget under Resources on the SG website is broken: File or directory not found. But since Im a senator and I have it in my email, I can Okay, so how much money does it cost to fund overnight hours for Library West in the Fall and Spring? Around hasnt asked for overnight hours in the Summer, which do all-nighters in the Summer. Additionally, it would be responsible to mention almost two-thirds of our budget goes toward funding the Reitz Union and RecSports so thats more on the side of non-discretionary spending. exasperation over this whole debacle is because I know all the less-than-stellar money moves we make as a SG. For example, for Gator Growl last year, SG paid $180,000 bucks to watch Snoop Dogg smoke what was honestly probably weed on stage and listen to Daya sing some songs. Like, I mean at least its less money than when SG paid $230,000 for the acts the year before. Only God knows if SGs what-feels-like-a-giant-subsidy. Theres also the little things, like the fact that SG paid $190 for headshots of our Senate President and Pro Tempore (disclaimer: I run the Gator Career Closets free headshot lenge Coins. State of the Campus shirts? Thatll As much as I love handing out goodies during tabling and eating forgettable food at events, the way we spend our money sometimes makes me wonder if were being the best possible stewards we can be. Im not saying that this is whats going on, but it feels like SG just doesnt want to pay for the libraries anymore so they can use the money for other stuff. As I mentioned before, our budget was indeed kind of tight with the incurred costs of running Newell But then we got a budget increase this past June of $408,219. Our original budget for Fiscal Year 2018-19 was around $20.4 million, but then the estimated amount of credit hours students would take increased, so we suddenly had access to more money. Looking over how we divide up the funds, I like to think were spending it on a lot of things we should be spending it on, such as salaries, projects, organizational funding and much-needed maintenance projects. But yeah, no overnight couple weeks and no overnight library funding in there for next year either. Theres clearly different budget priorities at play here, sive outcry over cutting money from library support followed up by SG getting a budget increase, not restore funding and then arguing that we shouldnt have been providing Questions, comments or concerns? Email me at zchou@ Zachariah Chou is a UF political science junior and Murphree Area Senator. His column focuses on Student Government.THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 Looks dont really matter at the end of the summer, especially in North Florida. The entirety of the Gainesville population is dripping with sweat and unbothered by unkempt appearances. We speak from experience. Picture this: Youre walking to campus early on a Wednesday morning in an attempt to beat the midday heat and its wrath. Your backpack is glued to your shirt. Your clothes are no longer vestments, but rather, colorful extensions of your epidermis. to look presentable for class. Most may know this state of being as the dog days of summer. But you know better than that. You see through tired cliches and innuendo. You know these dark, brutal times as the trials ofDARTS AND LAURELSIf youre a true Floridian, you know that the end of July to the beginning of August is the absolute hottest time of the year. This year in particular has been especially scorching, with temperatures in the high 90s. The kind of hot that makes you want to enter into a committed relationship with an air conditioner. We dont judge. In fact we bestow a laurel on the effectiveness of modern-day air conditioning units in keeping us cool. So an inch of falling off the bed at night. We all know who your real love is. This was the case for much of the country, with states like New York and Illinois experiencing some of the worst heat waves in modern history. This second hottest July on recorddart. Instead of lumping our criticism on the environment we will give credit to the true protagonist of the story. We serve Florida Gov. Rick Scott dart for his frequent greenwashing and cuts to the EPA budget that have left an enormous impact on the state. Which brings us to the latest crisis. Southwest Florida remains hostage to an outbreak of red tide that has well outlasted its typical season by three months and shows no signs of weakening. from it will continue to suffer. We award a laurel to the local aquariums and animal hospitals dealing with this outbreak. Might we suggest an outing of sorts to escape from reality? This Friday marks the statewide holiday known as taxfree weekend. Created in the late twentieth century, the event allows parents and students to save on a plethora of school supplies, repairs to equipment and clothing under $60. This years holiday runs from Friday to Sunday. So we throw a laurel to tax-free weekend savings. Nothing is quite as American as duking it out over a reduced-price Macbook Air in a dingy Walmart aisle. Nothing is more Floridian than trampling over a bearded man in a tank top for the last of the pens you prefer over all others. Count us in.Morgan McMullen EDITOR Bailey LeFever MANAGING EDITOR Sarah Stanley UNIVERSITY EDITOR Baylie Cainas METRO EDITORZachariah 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, AUGUST 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 7 NEW STUDENT Advertise in theEDITION 2018RUN DATE: August 15th 2018 DEADLINES: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 Ever wondered if your constant browsing of social media is depressing you? Heres the science. Evidence suggests that if we use sites like Facebook, Instagram and Twitter extensively in the wrong ways it can break or weaken the bonds that are most important to our mental ing evidence that says the use of Facebook can raise self-esteem. In any event, there are things we can do to avoid the depressive effects associated with social media. Most importantly, if you already have a tendency toward depression, steer clear of Facebook and Instagram. Seeing lots of skinny friends while worrying about your weight wont help your state of mind. Social networks effect on our mental health is a pressing question because they are used ubiquitously in the U.S. None is more popular than Facebook. About 68 percent of U.S. adults use the site, according to the Pew Research Center. That percentage is much higher in young people; about 81 percent of people from ages 18 to 29 use the site. Seventy-four percent of women use the site every day. If it seems like everybody uses Facebook, its because nearly everyone does. Whether or not thats a bad thing is still up for debate. Research published by the National Center for Biotechnology Information has shown that use of Facebook can increase self-esteem. This is supported by a psychological model of the self, called the Hyperpersonal Model. The theory is: Selecting the best parts of yourself to display to others on the internet increases your selfesteem. People are happier with themselves when theyre looking at their Facethe mirror. Thats because they get to post photos of themselves at good angles, show off their achievements and only show the parts of their lives they want to reveal. On the other hand, Facebook might be linked to depressive symptoms and low self-esteem precisely because everyone gets to post the best parts of themselves. While you only see the highlights of your friends lives, new cars, jobs, families and weight loss, youll be stuck living the entirety of yours, including faults and mistakes. Its why your perception of your online friends is probably skewed. We tend to overestimate the looks, degrees, smarts and morals (among many other areas) that we see online. One study on state university students in Utah found Facebook use is linked to thinking that other people are happier than you and even that life is not fair. This would paint the mass use of Facebook in a very different light. If use of Facebook and other social networking sites is indeed linked to depression, the statistics on social media use arent a technological marvel theyre scary. They point to an epidemic in the making. Social media is not a demon, but it hides dangers. Whether it depresses people is a question best answered at the individual level. One good practice is to use social media to strengthen the bonds with your family and loved ones and maintain social ties. Using social media for shallow interactions, as in scrolling through your feed to like pictures of all your rich, thin friends or arguing with Twitter trolls, probably isnt good for you. Stephan Chamberlin is a UF political science junior. His column comes out Tuesday and Thursday.Facebook is a mixed bag for your own mental health and sanityColumnWellness, where health and happiness intersect, has become a trillion-dollar industry. Its come at the cost of science and truth. Companies and blogs that specialize in wellness focus on removing toxins, recharging your energies and using natural remedies to cure health problems. Goop, arguably the leader of the wellness phenomena, is run by Gwyneth Paltrow and is worth about $250 million. These companies use fear tactics to sell products. They tell their customers that every chemical is a carcinogen and invent conspiracy theories about pharmaceutical companies. Rich medicine companies are the enemy, and buying useless junk is the supposed cure. Somehow theyve started the narrative that medicine companies are extorting the sick, but selling essential oils for $26 is Gods work. One look at the Goop website brings you into this eccentric world where face masks are king and insurance companies are monsters. Paltrow sells normal things like vitamins, but she also sells jade eggs that are to be inserted into ones vagina to improve sex. Goop and sites like it can avoid accusations of false advertising by not directly stating claims as facts but rather suggesting nutty trends and offering the products for false claims like wearing bras leads to an increased risk of breast cancer. Its very easy for me to write off the wellness community as a bunch of lunatics with too much disposable income. Very easy. But I will now explore the mind of a wellness guru. Could they be seeing something that I am not? I dont think they are wrong in their general criticisms of the medical industry. Going to the doctor for a check up has become a robotic procedure. You sit in a cold, dark and sanitized room with an uncaring doctor who speaks with you for less than 15 minutes. The lack of empathy and humanity on the part of doctors is not only frustrating, it leads to incorrect diagnoses. I can understand a wellness fans interest in a way of healing themselves that is warm and caring. Obviously ignoring Western medicine can be dangerous. Steve Jobs initially refused a life-saving surgery to treat his cancer and opted for Eastern wellness medicine instead. This led to an early death that could have been delayed. He thought he could mentally make the problem go away. For cancer, this clearly doesnt work. But for other health problems, it could. If taking a B-12 vitamin makes someone feel like they have more energy, whats the harm? If taking a bath in goats milk makes you feel parasite-free, go for it. There is a connection between body and mind. Some problems are too minor for medicine but still need a solution. I think a mild treatment with natural products is harmless and can have a placebo effect, making the patients issue goes away because they believe it did. The only problem is when this is taken too far, like in Jobs case. The way that we take care of ourselves is deeply personal, and everyone should make their own decisions about their body. Rejecting hard drugs in favor of natural remedies isnt always a bad thing. Layla Soboh is a UF advertising junior. Her column comes out Tuesday and Thursday. Goop is a scam. So why can't I stop reading it so often? Column Stephan Layla


Keep up with the Avenue on Twitter. Tweet us @TheAlligator. Tune into our newest playlist:Flip over to page 10 for our musical farewell to the summer semester.Dive into the world of BDSM: Check out page 9 for an inside look into the fetish community oasis right here in Gainesville.THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 By Emma McAvoyAvenue WriterThis is not the ordinary tragedy of death, daggers and deception that you snoozed through in 11th grade English. High Dive hosts Gainesville Alternative Shakespeares production of Drunk Macbeth a tragically funny take on one of the Bards greatest tragedies. Showings will continue into tonight at 7 p.m. and Friday at 9 between $4.50 and $8. Gainesville Alternative Shakespeare was started a year ago by UF graduate, Nick Chitus Andronicus, directed by Chinaris, also took place at High Dive. On Monday night, actors Nick Bublitz (Macbeth) and Katie Haeuser (Lady Macbeth) got plastered before reciting some of the most dark, iconic verses in theater history. Both Bublitz and Haeuser stole the show with their diverse acting techniques as well as their alcohol-induced shenanigans. To top this, the four sober actors select three audience members to whom they give a cowbell, a whistle and a horn. These audience members have the privilege of stopping the show whenever they please to ask the drunk actors to take a jello shot, a regular shot or chug beer, arousing more chaos on the stage. Overall, this alternative take on Shakespeares tragedy was executed well. The entire cast worked well as an ensemble to bring this story to life by creating powerful illusions while only dressed in black and adding on various costume pieces and props. High Dive is an intimate space that provided a cool, grungy, rustic backdrop for an interactive production. Bublitz deserves a round of applause for his portrayal of Macbeth. Bublitzs commitment to the seriousness and the truth of the story, only brought out more comedy when he would forget a line, break character, drop a prop or seemingly hallucinate. This alternative production incorporated farcical elements of the mistakes into such a deep tragedy, and it worked. One particular moment of Bublitzs that was strong was the Is this a dagger I see before me? speech. One could see Bublitzs thought process so clearly; the alcohol only enhanced these scripted hallucinations. Some things really arent funny until you have an audience in front of you. The audience is what makes the comedy. You may have to do things in a serious way, but it will all come together once you have people watching, Chinaris said. Of course, what is Macbeth without his dear Lady Macbeth? Haeuser stole the show. Even while intoxicated, her vocal variety and diction were spot on so the audience could hear every word she said even if it was not always Shakespeare. Her physicality was engaging and hilarious at the peak of her drunkenness. At one point, actor Afsheen Misaghi had to carry her off stage after she fell and took her shoes off! Needless to say, some shenanigans ensued. Haeusers Out damned spot! speech was stellar. One could see Haeusers mind ticking ever so rapidly. Her thought process was so clear. Her actions escalating to a scream at the end that did not feel forced. Her choices were clear and informed, adding color to the character. Bublitz and Haeuser shared fun banter and chemistry on stage as they drunkenly screamed profanities at each other or broke character in the most intense moments of the show. Other notable cast members include Melanie Sholl and Gloria Halsell, who both carried a wide variety of tracks throughout the show, portraying at least four different roles. Sholls physicality as Macduff was engaging and alive, as was Halsells portrayal of one of the three witches. The overall vision of the show was ambiSure. Were there messy bits? Yes. However, the entire point of a drunk production is to rious. This is exactly the kind of vision Chinaris had in mind. I wanted to cut the script in a way that will allow six people to adequately portray Macbeth and hit all the major plot points, Chinaris said. Even though a death in a regular production of a Shakespeare setting might be dramatic and intense, in this, someone dying on stage when theyre drunk or being killed by a drunk person with a foam sword is funny. So, you have to keep the things that bring out the comedy, that keep the plot moving and keep the iconic moments. Chinaris goal when directing any show is accruing a larger appreciation for theater from audiences, for people to be able to walk away from a show with something tangible and have fun. Its 95 percent rehearsing it as a serious play, knowing that when you introduce the wildcard of a drunk person, the serious becomes funny, Chinaris said. The juxtaposition of it makes it that more palatable to audiences. Chinaris points out that theater, as well as many of the high arts, are dying. In order to rejuvenate these arts, people need to create art that is more relatable to the millennial generation.Gainesville Alternative Shakespeare presents: Drunk Macbeth at High Dive THEATRE Emma McAvoyDrunk Shakespeare makes for a night of hilarity and culture with actors performing some of the great tragedies in history, and theyre completely hammered.


By Lindsey BrenemenAvenue WriterWhen she hung a man in a full latex Courtesy to The Alligator THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 9 Leather, Lace and Latex: A window into the fetish community MUSIC By Emma WitmerAvenue Editor Thursday: Friday: Saturday: Sunday: Monday: Tuesday: Wednesday: Weekly Event Calendar: LIFESTYLE


10 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 By Gregory FlorezAvenue WriterThis is it, Gators. The summer season is nearly over, and weve made a playlist to celebrate. Enjoy the last of your Popsicles and even out your suntan. Soon it will be fall, and we will all have to replace our swimsuits with sweaters. Almost Solid Light celebrates these may be nearly over, but our love for each other never will be. Heres to a summer that mattered because nothing else did. Gregory FlorezCheck The Avenue Spotify to stream our playlists on your device. Humility by Gorillaz (ft. George Benson) Sour Patch Kids by Bryce Vine Little Slice by Watsky (ft. Danny Skyhigh McClain) Pills by Joji Feels Like Summer by Childish Gambino Lottery by Kali Uchis Lose Yourself to Dance by Daft Punk (ft. Pharrell Williams) Coast is Clear by Skrillex (ft. Chance the Rapper) I Already Forgot Everything You Said by The Dig Night Of The Long Knives by Everything Everything Dream Sweet in Sea Major by Miracle Musical Encoder by Pendulum MUSIC THE PLAYLIST Almost Solid Light The Avenues conclusive summer playlist By Tranelle ManerAvenue WriterWhat do you say when the queen and revolutionary behind reality TV says shes making a comeback? Thats hot! Yes, the Hilton empire is back on television. Paris Hilton has announced her comeback to our television screens with the new series Hollywood Love Story. The new show explores the complexities of social media, including the darkness that can new program follows the lives of a group of regular people who aspire to have the same social media following as some of the wellknown media personalities. Hilton acts as a narrator and contrasting voice of reason to the lavish dreams that all of the subjects speak about. on July 11, and eager fans who may not have line now. of an aspiring pop star named Riiottt. This young female, although not economically stable, poses her life on Instagram as glamorous while also being edgy and raw. As we watch, we see the successes and failures of other young adults trying to make it in Hollywood. Some of the stars, including the best friend duo The Spirit Sisters, simply want to gain followers based on a cool factor and hope to gain a presence based on their ability to throw epic parties. As we watch the lives of these wannabes, Hilton shares parallels in her own journey and describes moments, both positive and negative, that brought her to her current level of fame. Theres no word from the network yet on whether viewers will get another season, but if the Instagram trending page is any indicator, then there are many more stories to share. Series review of the week: Hollywood Love Story MOVIES & TV VicelandReality TV star Paris Hilton returns with a new series on Viceland, Hollywood Love Story.


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Coach Becky Burleigh and the UF practice of the 2018 season on Monday at Dizney Stadium. GATORS HOST FOOTBALL MEDIA DAY Stadium starting at 11 a.m. Follow us for updatesFor updates on UF athletics, follow us on Twitter at @alligatorSports or online at, AUGUST 2, 2018 FOOTBALLBy Mark StineSports WriterFlorida is holding its annual football media day today, which means Friday is the anticipated launch of the Gators fall camp. Obviously, the biggest question for UF is who will start at quarterback. But in my opinion, a decision between redshirt sophomores Feleipe Franks and Kyle Trask wont come before the season opener against Charleston Southern on Sept. 1. So, what are the three biggest questions coach Dan Mullen and Florida face on the cusp of training camp? Allow me to ask. Will any players be suspended? With all of the recent reports about football players being involved in a series of altercations with Gainesville locals and incidents spanning from February to late July, there has to be some sort of discipline from Mullen. Right? Of course, he could have already spoken to his players regarding many of these incidents, dealing out punishmedia attention. But what about recent reports of over wide receiver Kadarius Toney back seat of his Chevy Monte Carlo? The sophomore wasnt arrested ily accessible in a car is illegal), but there must be some violation of team rules here. It will be interesting to see what disciplinary action, if any, comes from the actions of Toney and his teammates. Can the O-Line take the next step? Many coaches would be ecstatic inheriting a starting offensive line comprised of three seniors and two juniors. But if this unit struggles as much this season as it did in 2017, it wont matter who starts at quarterback or running back for the Gators. Itll be a long season. UF ranked last in the SEC in sacks allowed per game last season (3.36) and 12th in tackles for loss allowed per game (6.64). Center T.J. McCoy will be one of Floridas most important players in 2018 after starting nine games last season and four in 2016. His experience making calls on the line is invaluable, but at 6-foot-1, hell almost always have a size disadvantage against opposing defensive tackles. Yet, there are more important things for a center than height, and if McCoy can improve on his snapping and blocking techniques from a season ago, itll be a huge step forward for the whole line. Seniors Tyler Jordan and Fred Johnson look to be the starting guards, but dont overlook redshirt sophomore Brett Heggie, who started seven games in 2017 and was arguably the teams best guard before going down with a knee injury against Missouri. If hes healthy for the season opener, he may start over Jordan at left guard. Senior Martez Ivey and junior Jawaan Taylor, both 6-foot-5 and over 310 pounds, each started 23 games over the past two seasons but Top 3 questions heading into the start of fall campSEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 16Alligator File PhotoChris Chiozza set the UF career assists record in a win over Kentucky on Senior Day on March 3. alligatorSports Awards: Record/Milestone of the YearAlligator Staff ReportSeveral records were broken and milestones were achieved during the UF 2017-18 athletic season. We saw Caeleb Dressel torch several records, Chris Chiozza dazzle us with passes, Grant Holloway have himself a year, Jim McElwain slumping and Mary Wise showing why she's one of the best coaches in collegiate volleyball. Our roundtable of Chris OBrien, Evan Lepak, Andrew Huang, Brendan Farrell and Mark Stine debate which event was the record or milestone of the year. Chris: I dont really know if this is the right example, but who cares? The football team sucked last season, and its 4-7 record is a milestone. A bad one, but a milestone nonetheless. Maybe its a hallmark for the worst UF coach ever (shoutout to Ron Zook and Charley Pell, the walking probation) in Jim McElwain. The four wins were all over mediocre teams Tennessee, Kentucky, Vanderbilt and UAB. In its seven losses, its scoring average was 16.43, and only once did it score more than 20 points (that stat includes defensive touchdowns as well). That was against FSU in a beatdown loss 38-22, where UF scored a touchdown with 37 seconds left to push them over 20. Last years football team was not fun to watch. To me, its a historic milestone because it marked another year that UF was mired in offensive mediocrity. The last time Florida lost less than four games? 2012. Six straight years of being average. And really, 2012 was an outlier because, prior to that year, the last time the Gators lost less than season. Eight of nine years of mediocrity. Before 2009, Florida fans were treated to some damn good football. There werent back-to-back seasons with at least four losses between 2003 and 2009. Now, it has been eight of nine years that football hasnt been very fun to watch. Thats a milestone if you ask me. Regarding McElwain, I dont even need to go into detail for you to know hes already got a case for worst Florida coach ever. Thats a pretty good (bad) milestone of the year if you ask me. @THEChrisOB Evan: So if youve paid attention even a little bit to UF swimming over the last few seasons, youd know right away who Caeleb Dressel is. Youd know that hes an absolute monster in the pool, and youd probably also know his personal list of accomplishments runs longer than the Nile River. Breaking records seems so incredibly effortless to this guy, yet you cant help but be impressed. Thats why my Record of the Year candidate belongs to Dressels accomplishments at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis last March. The Green Cove Springs, Florida, native took the event by storm, thrashing through records just like he did the water. The 28-time All-American broke both the 50-yard and 100yard freestyle records, becoming der 18 seconds in the 50 (17.63) son to swim under 40 seconds in the 100 (39.90). Thats simply incredible if you really sit back and think about it. Does the guy even breathe whether he has gills or not? Oh yeah, the two-time Olympic gold medalist would also go on to become the 2018 NCAA as the 200-free relay for a total of four titles in one meet. Floridas most-decorated swimmer in the programs history will be missed mightily in Gainesville, but one things certain: We havent seen the last of Caeleb Dressel. The 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo are right around the you might hear Mr. Dressels name more than a few times. @evanmplepakkk elepak@alligator.orgSEE AWARDS, PAGE 16


THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 2018 ALLIGATOR 15APThe Associated PressATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) Resorts Casino Hotel and DraftKings on Wednesday received approval to beline and mobile sports betting in New Jersey. The state Division of Gaming Enforcement gave approval to the casino and its Boston-based online partner to launch an invitation-only version of mobile sports betting, which will undergo several days of testing before becoming fully available. Requests for invitations to participate can be made at draftkings. com. A launch was expected to happen Wednesday afternoon or evening. The companies won a heated race online sports betting, which is widely seen as the most promising segment of the nascent sports betting market. New Jersey regulators are considering mobile applications from several other companies and could soon approve additional online providers. Four casinos and two horse tracks currently offer in-person sports betting. ment on Wednesdays launch, which came hours after Harrahs became the fourth Atlantic City casino to offer sports betting: A Frank Sinatra impersonator asked Luck to be a lady as he bet on the New York Yankees, and an Elvis impersonator thanked the clerk very much for handing him a similar bet slip. Harrahs started taking sports bets two days after its sister property, Ballys, did, joining the Borgata, Ocean Resort, Ballys and two horse racing tracks, the Meadowlands and Monmouth Park. I did one with my heart and one with my head, said James Prendergast, of Washington Township in Warren County. My heart bet on the (New York) Giants to win the Super Bowl, and my head bet on the (Houston) Texans. Longtime Harrahs customer Alan Kallman, of Monroe Township, placed $25 on the Yankees to win the World Series after his wife talked him out of betting on the Boston Red Sox. Theres a saying, Alan: Happy wife, happy life, said Kevin Ortzman, Atlantic City president of Caesars Entertainment, which owns Harrahs, Ballys and Caesars. Ortzman said Ballys sports book has met our expectations during would not say how much in bets it had taken in. New Jersey won a U.S. Supreme Court case in May clearing the way for all 50 states to offer sports betting should they choose to do so. Resorts, DraftKings approved for online sports betting in JerseyFOOTBALLThe Associated PressOhio State has placed coach Urban Meyer on paid administrative leave while it investigates claims that his wife knew about allegations of abuse against an assistant coach last week. Courtney Smith gave an interview to Stadium and provided text messages to former ESPN reporter Brett McMurphy between her and Shelley Meyer in 2015 and with the wives of other Buckeyes coaches. Courtney Smith also provided threatening texts she claims came from her ex-husband, former assistant Zach Smith. last week after an Ohio court granted a domestic violence protective order to Courtney Smith. Hours after Courtney Smiths interview was posted online Wednesday, Ohio State said it was conducting an investigation into the allegations and Meyer was being placed on leave. Offensive coordinator Ryan Day will serve as acting head coach for the Buckeyes, expected to be one of the top teams in the nation again this season. Meyer said he and athletic director Gene Smith agree that being on leave during the inquiry was best for the investigation and the team. Ohio State puts Meyer on leave, investigation openedWhat in the f--k? That was my reaction to the initial breaking of the report of UF football players getting involved in a confrontation with Santa Fe student Devante Zachery. And if it wasnt yours too, then you should probably reevaluate your thought process. Lets break the whole situation down piece by piece and start with the initial report, because there is A LOT wrong with it. First, why the hell is the football team involved with trouble like this anyway? Everyone and their mother knows that getting involved in disputes like this ruins lives and can only mean bad news. Second, regarding the initial report of the confrontation, it stated Zachery and his crew were strapped with guns. Like, real guns. Yet, tight end Cyontai Lewis wielded a frying pan. Weve heard the old adage saybut this takes it to a whole new level. Cmon Cyontai, a frying pan? Seriously? What did you expect to do, become a freaking ninja and block their hypothetical bullets with it? The tight end shouldnt be involved at all, but if hes going to be, you want him to be sensible about it. Then, on July 4, wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland got cold-clocked and knocked out in front of Rain nightclub. Once again, why are they even giving this guy the time of day, and why approaches, just get out of wherever the hell you are and call the police. Unless, of course, you have something to hide as well. Lets move to the next report that came out about wide receiver Kadarius Toney, who got handcuffed for not complying with police. GPD pulls him over because hes not wearing a seatbelt, but Something you kill someone or something with. When asked why he had such a weapon in his backseat, Toney responded he had it for protection because of the locals. For what now? Protection because of locals? I am incredulous. Never once have I met someone who has an ASSAULT RIFLE for protection. A pistol? Okay, maybe. I can somewhat understand that. But an Finally, why are the football players CONTINUING to associate with this local place? Its not as if Zachery is going after the report that players have attempted to seek him out for a showdown. Theres something more going on here. I dont know exactly what it is, and I dont know why its going on, but were going Alligator, but someone will. We, as jourDan Mullen, you better get ahold of your team, and you better do it damn quick because the walls are closing in. Chris OBrien is a sports writer. You can follow him on Twitter @THEChrisOB and contact him at about time for Dan Mullen to take control of his football teamOB-Wan Kenobi / OpinionAlligator File PhotoWide receiver Kadarius Toney was pulled over for a seatbelt violation on July 22 when a Chris O'BrienTwitter: @THEChrisOB [DraftKings will] launch an invitation-only version of mobile sports betting ... before becoming fully available.


16 ALLIGATOR THURSDAY, AUGUST 2, 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 Brendan: Ill fully admit that this is more of an emotional pick than a logical one, but Chris Chiozza breaking the all-time school assists record was just incredible to watch. The Gators 2017-18 basketball season was a wild roller-coaster ride of incredible highs and unfathomable lows, but Chris Chiozza was the steadying force of an otherwise inconsistent team. After splitting point guard duties with Kasey starting point guard for the Gators full time in 2017-18. And with that came 205 assists for the season, 73 more than he had the season prior. Kentucky, Chiozza just needed one more assist to pass Erving Walkers record for the most in school history. a few dribbles and went to drive towards the basket before pulling up and dishing the ball to Keith Stone, who drilled a three-pointer to give Chiozza the career record with 548 assists. Between the rest of the game, the SEC tournament and the NCAA tournament, he would add anthe owner of the most career assists in Florida history with 571 total. For him to do this on Senior Day in his last game in the O'Connell Center was just incredible to watch in person, and it was a fantastic way to cap off an illustrious career at Florida. And, oh yeah, he led Florida to an 80-67 demolition of rival Kentucky in a game that wasnt as close as the score indicated. @Bfarrell727 Mark: Last season was full of individual record-breaking efforts from some great seniors. Caeleb Dressel set records at the NCAA ished the career Gym Slam by earning two perfect scores to beat Oklahoma. And Chris Chiozza set the all-time assist record on Senior Day. However, Grant Holloways record-setting year in mens indoor and outdoor hurdles was Floridas most astounding. The man broke the collegiate record in the 60-meter indoor hurdles (7.42) and won the national title for the second-straight season. He backed that up by setting the school record in the 110-meter outdoor hurdles (13.15), also good for second in collegiate history, and winning the national championship in that event for back-to-back seasons. Hes only the second man in collegiate history (Terrence Trammell, South Carolina, 199900) to sweep the 60and 110-meter hurdles in two-consecutive seasons. And hes only a sophomore. In 2017, he was But these accomplishments dont even begin to express how amazing of an athlete Holloway is. He took gold at the SEC Outdoor Championships last season in the long jump, defeating his teammate KeAndre Bates, the 2017 national champion. He also ran second leg in the 4x400 outdoor relay team that set the school record. Holloway is already the greatest hurdler in program history, but imagine what he can accomplish with two more years under Mike Holloway (not his dad). @mstinejr Andrew: Its no secret that sexism is alive and well in this country. Im not here to call the entire sport of volleyball sexist, but it does make me scratch my head knowing that theres only one female head coach among the top That coach is Mary Wise, an unparalleled trailblazer who hit several milestones as UFs head coach last season. For one, she became just the fourth coach in NCAA volleyball history to win 800 games with one Division I school. This happened with sweeps of Florida A&M and Northern Kentucky on a Sept. 15 double header. Again, shes the only female coach to accomplish this (in a sport played exclusively by women). You can read the remainder of this article online by going to AWARDS, from pg. 14Holloway set a collegiate recordhave to improve both technically and physically. Ivey spoke at SEC Media Days and talked about how he felt frustratingly weak compared to opponents last season. Hopefully, Hevesy and strength and conditioning coach Nick Savage have already begun transforming this unit technically and physically. Is there a possibility of two kickers? Im sure nobody wants to revisit the UF special teams unit that came after place kicker Francisco Velez and before Eddy Pineiro, but its the last time the Florida kicking job was as wide open as it is this year. Current redshirt senior Jorge Powell and Austin Hardin split the kicking duties in 2015. Hardin, a junior at the time, went 5 for 14, and Powell knocked in 2 of 3 as a freshman, his only career makes (long of 31 yards). Hardin made 24 of 27 extra points; Powell converted 10 of 11, and Neil The Dentist MacInnes went 2 for 3. Now, Powell is the only Florida kicker with in-game experience. Hell be vying for the starting job with true freshman Evan McPherson. Powells accurate, but lacks the booming leg that Pineiro had and McPherson seems to possess. This could mean that McPhergoal duties, while Powell takes extra points However, Gator fans may be wary of since 2015. So it wouldnt be surprising if Mullen chose either Powell or McPherson to take over as UFs new full-time kicker. If McPherson twins the job and doesn't work out, Mullen can always redshirt him after four games. @mstinejr mstine@alligator.orgFOOTBALL, from pg. 14Will UF play two kickers?Alligator File PhotoRedshirt senior Jorge Powell and freshman Evan McPherson are the favorites to replace Oakland Raider Eddy Pineiro (pictured) as UF's starting kicker.