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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 14 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Passion Pit will perform at UF on Oct. 24. Read the story on page 9.Therapy dogs help students cope with stressUFs Counseling and Wellness Center has two therapy dogs, pg. 3. Canadian dish to make an appearance at Relish downtownPoutine is made of fries, cheese curds and beef gravy, pg 5. UF actors put a modern twist on the Shakespeare classic Students will perform Measure for Measure, pg 8. 87 /69 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 TWO IN FIVE COLLEGE STUDENTS HAVE BODY MODIFICATIONS. BROCK SENGAlligator Contributing WriterCody Thomas father thinks his sons life is ruined. Thomas, a 19-year-old networking services sophomore at Santa Fe College, has size 4-gauge, 5.189 mm, stretched earlobes. I can tell, when people are looking at me, that they think I may not be up to societys standards, Thomas said. They feel that since I have these holes in my ears that there may be something wrong with me. According to a recent article in Inked Magazine, a tattoo lifestyle tion. Michelle Clarkson, a 19-year-old UF journalism sophomore, has two tattoos, one on her wrist and one on her foot. Her wrist tattoo is for her sister, who was diagnosed with cancer, and her foot tattoo represents her faith. She said people have come up to her and asked her the meaning behind her tattoos, which she appreciates. She said she doesnt believe she is viewed as a delinquent because her tattoos are delicate looking. The professional world differs from the way society views a tattoo, especially businesses in the public eye. Post-graduation job hunting is a U.S. economy still on a steady decline, according to a July 23 CNBC article. Thomas doesnt believe a body at a job. Ive talked with people in networking and they do not care about your physical appearance, they care more about your intelligence, he said. That is what it usually comes down to. Clarkson said she decided to be safe and got her tattoos on parts of her body she can cover easily. Individual business policies on Kristina Camara / AlligatorSanta Fe College health science freshman Charles Quinlan, 32, endures the pain of a custom tattoo by Mike Taylor, 23, at Addiction Tattoo and Piercing, 819 W. University Ave., on Sunday evening. Tattoos, piercings in the workplace influence job-hunting BRANDON SHENKAlligator Contributing Writer host an Alternative Transportation Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday on the Reitz Union North Lawn. Students can learn different modes using them. The fair will feature both student organizations and local businesses, including Gators for a Sustainable Campus, Mr. Goodbike and the Regional Transit System. At the fair, well be doing small seminars on basic repairs, things such as chain maintenance and tire repairs, said Student Government Bike Repair manager Sergio Gomez, 21. In addition to cycling, attendees can learn about using buses and carpooling. ber Michael Amish said there will also be a limited amount of free Tshirts given to people who pledge to not use a single-occupancy vehicle on One Less Car Day, Oct. 31. UF has an overall goal of being carbon neutral by 2025, and transportation-related carbon emissions account for about 10 percent of UFs carbon footprint, according to a press release. The fair aims to encourage students to help the community in cutting back. The key thing is to not just do it one day, but every day, Amish said. Fair encourages students to bike, bus, carpool to class POLITICS SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterAt about 9 a.m. on Sept. 11, 2001, Lindsey Kelly was in her third-grade math class. When two planes crashed into the World Trade Center, her teacher turned on the TV in the classroom to watch the news. Eightyear-old Kelly didnt really understand what was going on. Now, 11 years later, the 19-year-old nursing sophomore feels the impact of the terrorist attack. It was a big event that changed everything about the United States, Kelly said. The events of 9/11 brought Americans together. Today at UF, amid controversy and mud-slinging as the two major political parties campaign for the presidency, theyre still together. The UF College Democrats and UF College Republicans will collaborate for the ny at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Plaza of the Americas. Attendees will light candles, observe a moment of silence and join in a short prayer. Representatives from each group will speak, said UF College Republicans Chairwoman Katy Melchiorre. The 21-year-old political science and telecommunication senior said the organization has held a candlelight vigil every year since she was a freshman. She said its nice to take a break from campaigning and work together. This means a lot to everybody, Melchiorre said. Its not a partisan issue. Billy Farrell, UF College Democrats president, agreed. We are all Americans, the 20-year-old UF College Democrats and Republicans to host 9/11 tribute together for first timeSEE TATTOO, PAGE 4 SEE 9/11, PAGE 4 The key thing is to not just do it one day, but every day.Michael Amish


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator VOLUME 107 ISSUE 14 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 88/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/70 PARTLY CLOUDY 87/69 WHATS HAPPENINGCHISPAS hosting event for immigration reform Join CHISPAS tonight for Theatre of the Opressed: Modern Day Slavery at 7 p.m. in Reitz Union Room 355. Learn about the atrocities migrant farmworkers face in the fields through an interactive theatrical experience. This event is part of CIW Week of Action 2012, which will feature events addressing farmworker justice, immigration reform, and issues of fair food and sustainability. The Entrepreneurship Club at UF presents: Abhi Lokesh, CEO and co-founder of Fracture The keynote speaker, Abhi Lokesh, will talk about his experiences founding Fracture a Gainesville tech company that prints digital images directly onto glass. Join The Entrepreneurship Club at UF for a night of free food, networking and the tools to think, innovate and suceed. The event begins at 6:30 p.m. in Hough Hall Room 240. Email ronnyfherrera@ufl. edu for more information. Gainesville Interfaith Alliance for Immigrant Justice hosts CIW Week of Action Today, 7 p.m.: Farmworker Poverty: An Interactive Play performed by UF CHISPAS in Reitz Union Room 335. Wednesday, 7 p.m.: Meet the Coalition of Immokalee Workers at a community potluck and presentation at Emmanuel Mennonite Church, 1236 NW 18th Ave. Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.: Modern Day Slavery Museum on Plaza of the Americas. Thursday, 1 p.m.: Talk and multimedia presentation by CIW farmworkers in UF Smathers Library Room 1A. Friday, 5 p.m.: CIW Farmworker Protest Action at Westgate Publix at University Avenue and 34th Street. Scholarship informational meeting The Hispanic Scholarship Fund Scholar Chapter at UF is hosting a scholarship informational meeting. Come to La Casita on University Avenue, across from Library West, at 7 p.m. to learn about a variety of scholarships information, call 352-372-3784. Morris Morrison speaks at UF American Marketing Association meeting Motivational speaker and entrepreneur Morris Morrison will make a presentation Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Stuzin Hall Room 101. The presentation is open to the public, but seating is limited. AMA Gators is a nationally recognized professional business organization providing students with handson marketing experience and opportunities to network with recruiters from Fortune 500 companies. For information, visit www.amagator.com or contact amagator@gmail.com. Asthma study If you are African-American and between the ages of 18 and 75 and have been diagnosed with asthma for more than a year, you may be eligible to be part of a research study at UF. Enroll at UF Shands Eastside Community Practice through December 2012. If interested, please call Cheri Knecht at 352219-7366. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to skinonen@alligator.org. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly for matted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. (merit-based, need-based, minority, etc.) that are available. There will be free food. Caf Cultural: Voter Registration Workshop Join the Institute of Hispanic-Latino Cultures on Wednesday at 6 p.m. to discuss the importance of voting rights activism in creating effective change for the community. Get registered to vote or certified to register others to vote. Free food and refreshments will be provided. The event is open to everyone. Like Institute of HispanicLatino Cultures on Facebook for more information. UF Shakespeare in the Park Hamlet auditions No acting experience? Not a theater major? Not a problem. Come out and audition for UF Shakespeare in the Parks Hamlet on Wednesday and Thursday from 7:20 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Matherly Room 10. No experience is required, and all majors are welcome. For more information, check out the Facebook page at UF Shakespeare in the Park. Fall Seed and Plant sale EdiblePlantProject.org, an all-volunteer, nonprofit edible plant and fruit nursery, is having a Fall Seed and Plant sale at the downtown Gainesville Farmers Market Wednesday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help before and after. Gainesvilles Family Chiropractic Center hosts career night Dr. Steven Schargel will host a career night at his chiropractic center, located at 1107 SW Second Ave., Wednesday at 7 p.m. The event is for students looking to learn more about the profession. The career night is open to all. For more


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 3 UFS COUNSELING AND WELLNESS CENTER HAS TWO THERAPY DOGS. DANIELLE BOYDAlligator Contributing WriterSigmund F. Welsch isnt your typical therapist. As stressed-out students walk onto the secter, theyre greeted by the 1-year-old Havanese with wet kisses. He gives kisses to all the students, said Stuart have brought in therapy dogs like Sigety during counseling sessions. classes, they can get overwhelmed with homeSomething about petting animals lowers blood pressure, she said. Sigmund, with his long, wispy hair and when he isnt jumping in patients laps. ment, Sigmund sits with them during the counseling sessions. Welsch said he picks up on patients body language and knows when to console them. and have increased worries, Welsch said. Some may display more physical symptoms like headaches or shoulder and neck pain. To work at the counseling center, Sigmund had to pass tests, too. Welsch said he and other therapy dogs were tested on their ability to to unusual noises, numerous patients, and unSigmund and Gabe, a 5-year-old shih tzu, are the only therapy dogs at the center, but Therapy dogs were added to the counseling center, in part, because some students see counseling as intimidating. Welsch said a hapabout whats bothering them. They smile more and interact with each other more, Welsch said. Sigmund likes to make his presence known by prancing around the center, Welsch said. Gabe is quieter but will look at patients with his big eyes and cock his tiny head to the side, sometimes on command. Dragutsky said these hard-working pups have made a big impact on many students Ive seen amazing reactions how students interact, she said. I can see that they can calm them and cheer them up sometimes.Rachel Crosby / Alligator The doggie will see you now REMEMBERING 9/11 KATHRYN VARNAlligator Contributing WriterEleven years ago today, Lt. Todd Keys. He climbed back in the boat radio, listening to reports that the Since that day, security has tightened across the nation, including in Gainesville, said Kelly, spokesman comb, who was working at the UPD dispatch center when he watched Since the attacks, police presence at Gators games has increased, he said. They keep an especially close eye now on any event where thouThe Gainesville Fire Rescue has department could help and watching the events on TV. The department set up detectors in the stadium to monitor chemicals and environments, Prince said, and there is a decontamination plan in Incident Management System, Prince said. Those are things we continue to work on, Prince said. responding agencies improved as well, Prince said. ing counties to have a shared radio channel that they can all access in cy. While this change has been nationwide, Prince and Kelly both with communication. scale emergency situation, all the responding agencies can now communicate and ensure that we can work together, Kelly said. Theres communication aspect. ings. mailmen and delivery people are at ordinary. Gainesville residents, Kelly said. Eleven years later, it rallies them to emotions that everyone else did, Security increases prompted by 9/11 attacks still in place If we were to have a large-scale emergency situation, all the responding agencies can now communicate and ensure that we can work together. spokesman


KATHERINE HAHNAlligator Contributing WriterUF students wanting to go green can start the old-fashioned way. Student volunteers replanted two herb gar dens outside Gator Corner Dining Center on Monday night and will be replanting two others at Fresh Food Company tonight. The volunteers are planting mostly basil, parsley and cilantro, said Leah Chapman, sustainability manager for ARAMARK Higher Education. Other herbs, including chives, rosemary, oregano and spearmint will be planted, too. Dining hall chefs will use the herbs, which will fully mature in about a month, in their cooking. Chefs in the Reitz Union will use them while preparing food for catering events. During peak season, we hope to produce at week, Chapman said. The herbs were planted in boxes instead of in-ground beds because raised beds are better for growing small amounts of herbs and vegetables, she said. The gardens will be maintained by Gator and the Physical Plant Division. Entomology freshman Andre Szejner, 21, said he came to plant the herbs because he likes gardening. Monday, he pulled out old basil and oregano plants to make room for new herbs. ed, he said. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012Erin Winick / AlligatorEntomology freshman Andre Szejner, 21, plants herbs next to Gator Corner Dining Center with Leah Chapman, sustainability manager for ARAMARK Higher Education. Students plant herbs for use in campus dining centers environmental science junior said. Farrell said in the past, each group held its own tribute. But with the current political divide due to election season, he said the two groups decided to join together. They had attempted to co-sponsor events Like Kelly and many current college students, Farrell and Melchiorre were in elementary school when terrorists hijacked the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and people. Farrell was in fourth grade but didnt know anything about it until he came home from school and watched the TV coverage. classroom. Although she had no idea what was happening at the time, she remembers it vividly. She said future generations may not be We have to remind them how tragic it was, Melchiorre said. Contact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@ alligator.org. 9/11, from page 1Students remember little of the day Some employers only ban excessive tattoos and piercingsdepending on the workplace. Jonathan Goldberg, a lawyer at Ave., said his hiring policies are differ ent. Its a personal preference, he said. If the interviewee meets the standards for the job we arent going to avoid them because they chose to express themselves. Goldberg said the exception is if they had enough piercings or tattoos to make a client feel uncomfortable. Then, he wouldnt be able to hire him or her. Whether a tattoo or a stretched ear lobe, theres no consensus about how tions. Thomas had a solution to the worrying. Be who you want to be and dont worry about what other people think about you, he said. Once you do that, you lose sight of who you are in this world. TATTOO, from page 1 EMILY PADGETTAlligator Contributing WriterWould you purchase a huge alligator standing in the Heisman trophy pose? gator on eBay. And for $15,000, it can be yours. The gator is wearing a Tim Tebow jersey and holding a football signed by all three UF Heisman quarterbacks. Anybody with any Gator blood at all should be real excited about this, said Don Perkins, the owner of the alligator. He thinks Tebow, or TimBo as he calls him, might want it and said he has been trying to get in contact with him. Perkins plans sports bars and businesses. He thinks the gator would and said he would bring it to a game, so it could be put next to the cheerleaders or paraded on His cousin, Dennis Per kins, caught the close-torecord-size gator in the Fisheating Creek Wildlife Management Area in November. Dennis was called by law enforcement game wardens, Perkins said, to remove the 700pound nuisance gator from the Palmdale area, because it was halting construction of a bridge over the creek. Read the rest of this story at www.alligator.org. Tebow fan turns gator into Heisman tribute THEY RAISED ABOUT $200. ALYSSA NIEVESAlligator Contributing WriterChris Machen sported her Gators gear as she held Satellite, an all-white cat, while other pets lined up to get their picture taken. Earth Pets of Gainesville hosted a pet photography event Sunday to raise money for the St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic. About 20 pet owners gathered at the pet store for professional photos by Glamour Pets, a photography group based out of Cape Canaveral. The event raised about $200 by donating part of the photography fee to the clinic. Karma Paws Couture featured its Gameday Edition canine attire for pups to wear for their photo shoot and for the owners to buy. Lara Shepard, a 22-year-old equine science and agribusiness at the College of Central Florida in Ocala, and her dog Roxy came to Earth Pets wearing a Karma ready for her close-up. a co-founder of the St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic, said she and Earth Pets owner Joy Drawdy started talking when and have been in close contact since. Our clinic, as far as we know, is the only one of its kind, Machen said. The clinic offers free care to animals owned by homeless, unemployed and low-income residents of Alachua County. Not only are we taking care of the animals of these really wonderful people who are some of the best pet owners weve ever met, she said, but we also want to build a relationship with the person. The clinic was based out of the St. Francis House for four years, then it temporarily moved to the Civic Media Center for four months. It has been at their cur rent location on 501 SE Second St. for about six months. Machen, who owns a Jack Russell terrier and a Labrador retriever, said she appreciates the community coming together to help pets. Theres a lot of crazy cat people, Machen said. I happen to be a crazy dog person. for St. Francis House Pet Care clinicC AMPUS Our clinic, as far as we know, is the only one of its kind.Chris Machenco-founder of the St. Francis House Pet Care Clinic Be who you want to be and dont worry about what other people think about you, he said. Once you do that, you lose sight of who you are in this world.Cody ThomasSFC networking services sophomoreTebow


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 5 ALEX CATALANOAlligator Staff WriterRob Roche is on the search to make the perfect poutine. Roche, owner of Relish Big Tasty Burgers in downtown Gainesville, plans to bring the Canadian speciality snack to the city. Relish expects Gainesville, but shipping issues have kept Relish from serving it. Poutine, a dish of fries drenched in cheese curds and thick beef stock gravy, is common in Canada and in the American North, but its a rarity in Florida. Aubrey Helm, a 23-year-old server at the downtown Relish, said customers have been eager to try their poutine. Ive had a couple people come back and ask, Do you have it yet? Do you have it? she said. Ryan Edgar, 29-year-old manager of Relish downtown, said hes never seen the snack served in a restaurant in the state. The only time Ive ever had it was when my buddy made it for Canada Day, he said. Roche, who plans to charge $4 per plate of poutine, has the right fries for the dish and is on the search Roche knows what it looks like, tastes like and even what it sounds like when his teeth squeak against it. The wrong curds will ruin a dish. Rob and Edgar are severely Canadian, so theyre on the search for the perfect cheese, Helm said. They dont want to expose Gainesville to an imperfect poutine. cost-effective company that can ship the curds in time to maintain the freshness necessary to make the per fect poutine. Curd samples will be shipped to the store Thursday from the Roth Kse plant in southern Wisconsin, right curds. Kraig Depue, Roches food supplier and a marketing associate for Sysco Foods, said cheese curds are a Were trying to get him the right formula, but its a very perishable product, he said. Nobody makes it down here. Its just not a Southern thing. Lauren Litchet, an 18-year-old physiology and kinesiology freshman, said she had never heard of poutine until she visited Canada. It was all over the place, she said. It was advertised on every menu. It was at vendors on the street corners, fast food places and in little diners, especially burger-esque places and bars. Edgar said the perfect poutine will be worth the wait. Eventually, were going to have it, and its going to be delicious, he said. You just have to try it. Contact Alex Catalano at acatalano@alligator.org. Alex Catalano / Alligator StaffAccounting junior Sam Coccia, 20, dumps bacon bits on an order of loaded french fries Friday afternoon at the Midtown location of Relish. Loaded fries are the closest meal to poutine, which is not yet available.FOODCanadian dish to make an appearance at Relish downtown THE PROMOTION WASNT MEANT TO OFFEND, MANAGER SAID. SHELBY WEBBAlligator Staff WriterSaereedun wanted to strap on some goofy shoes and have a fun date night at Splitz bowling alley. It was Ladies Night, so Saereedun brought her girlfriend hoping one of them could bowl for free. But they left before they even saw the lanes. They asked if we had two men coming with us, Saereedun said. The couple wasnt able to redeem a ladies night discount Aug. 23 after managers at Splitz told the two they needed a man with them. The Ladies Night deal, according to the website, gives a woman a night of free bowling, but only if a man buys an all-you-canbowl pass. Will Lariscey, a manager at Splitz, said the bowling alley had the promotion to bring more men into the amusement center, something the alley has struggled with. Were not biased or against gay rights or anything like that, Lariscey said. Thats just how our promotion is set up. You can bring your nephew or your dad. As long as a guy buys it, you get yours free. Saereeduns situation was complicated she was born a man. Saereedun prefers to be described as QT*, where the Q stands for queer and the T* stands for transgendered or bi-gendered. Saereedun is her drag performance name. While Saereedun switches appearances she was presenting herself as a female when she and her partner went to Splitz. The dispute began when Saereedun approached the cashier, who told the couple they had to have a man with them to get a deal. The cashier called management, who told Saereedun the same thing. Personally, I felt incredibly invisible, she said. My partner was crying. She was very upset. Shes not very comfortable being out in public, so to have this happen during one of Katie Connolly, Splitz spokeswoman, said no one meant to make the couple upset. She said Splitz values their LGBT customers and hosts the Rainbow League, a local gay bowling league, each week. We have 21-and-up nights, and 20-yearolds get mad, she said. It doesnt matter what we do. Were always going to offend someone. Contact Shelby Webb at swebb@alligator.org.Female couple denied Ladies Night discount at bowling alley Were not biased or against gay rights or anything like that.Will Larisceymanager of Splitz


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS 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 opinions@alligator.org, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Todays question: Do you have a tattoo? 56 TOTAL VOTES68% YES 32% NOMondays question: Is school stressing you out?Weekend WarriorsRomneys plane, message dont take offFrom the Democratic National Convention, President Obama headed to Florida to take on this notorious swing state of ours. The election might come down to us, folks. Florida and Ohio have been key states in recent elections; Florida has the most electoral college votes of the two with 29. Should we feel special that Obama has spent the past few days touring our state? Or should we feel spoiled because were most likely only getting this focused attention because of the nature of our election system? While here, Obama visited a pizza shop where the owner, Scott Van Duzer, lifted the president off the ground. Tampa Bay Times. A Secret Service agent assured that I was all right as long as I didnt take him away, Van Duzer said. Van Duzers shop was chosen because of his work in the community. One of the reasons that we wanted to stop by is that Scott has been doing unbelievable work out of this pizza shop in promoting the importance of donating blood, Obama said. And so, he has set some records here in Florida. He has received commendations from the White House, the surgeon general, he has galvanized and mobilized the local community and hes educating kids and folks all across the country on this issue. The president even got a little sassy during his campaigns stop in Kissimmee. According to the Orlando Sentinel, he started to poke fun at Mitt Romney, and other Republicans, for offering the same tax plan as they have for years: tax cuts for the wealthy. Tax cuts when times are good. Tax cuts when times are bad. Tax cuts to lose a few pounds. Tax cuts to improve your love life, Obama said. Ive cut taxes for folks who need it. It seems as if Obama is connecting, or at least trying to connect, with the middle-class families and the minority vote in Florida; he even connected with Gainesville and football fans by doing a couple of Gator chomps. But while Obamas tour of Florida seems to help him get his point across, Romneys message is stalled on the tarmac. We love when reality creates metaphors for us. On Saturday night, the plane that carries Romney, his staff and the loyal-yet-exhausted press corps to and fro broke down. To pass the time, reporters took to Twitter to complain hilariously with tweets like these posts from Bonney Kapp, a reporter with CBS News: Romney charter turned power off+on twice now. reax in press section: thats what I do with my computer when it isnt working and Romney charter shuts down power for 3rd time bf takeoff. Control Alt Delete, someone in press cabin says. #stillinRichmond. The plane eventually reached Massachusetts safely. Guess the robot apple doesnt fall far from the metaphor tree. Not even Romneys Believe In America plane did well this weekend.There are many general truths about UF that students should know. cleaner the bathroom. The next most important: You ever notice how books in required classes either general education or critical tracking, but more often the former are plentiful, expensive and (more often than not) written, compiled cant portion of your grade comes from some assessment or other to make sure you read purchased the book and went to class. And these assessments are usually with some sort of online companion that comes along with the book that you have to pay for? Thats pretty standard. The worst offender at UF is the Age of Dinosaurs class, taught halfheartedly by some aloof archaeologist who authored an overly expensive book and companion CD. The class is of such obviously little academic merit its hard to imagine why its a staple of the course offerings. But imagine the reason I did: Textbook companies are always in a tizzy to make money because theyre selling a product people usually buy begrudgingly. Once books are reprinted, students resell them to each other, and the company sees none of that money. Worse yet, students dont want to read the books at all. But then computers came along and allowed the textbook companies to sell licenses to online companions, which the professors always seem to use. Well, the Age of Dinosaurs professor realized if he wrote up a textbook and put all the tests on a CD that comes with the book, students would assemble a test bank of all the questions and distribute it, making the class an easy A for anyone willing to pay the toll. The students need a science credit, and Hera forbid they take a class where the professor requires thinking (or even reading) and gives you a C if you dont. Theres no way the professor is oblivious to this. Textbook companies take great pains to ensure kids in premed classes cant cheat the system like those in Age of Dinosaurs can. Hell, the chemistry department even scans all the lab reports in CHM2045L into a database and cross-references them (I know this because I included the word skanky in one of Horvath was not pleased.) The textbook company doesnt care if you read the book; they only care that you buy it and so does the professor, so he can get his royalties. So theyve offered a way for students to satisfy their general education requirement and boost their GPA without ever opening a book. Thats an offer a student would be hard-pressed to refuse. Both the students and the professor know theyre dono one says anything about it. This is why the standard talk most professors give about plagiarism and cheating drives me nuts. They act as if its because the members of my generation innately have worse ethics than those prior and therefore we need to receive thorough lectures on copyright law and academic integrity. But I think students are receiving mixed messages from professors about the subject. Thats why that unfortunate student who got caught cheating in a computer science class last Spring for having old test data had the gall to say, Im really angry at the fact that students got away with this in earlier semesters. We are taking the hit, and I believe that is unfair. Students know this behavior isnt right, but some professors make it more OK than others. Chip Skambis is a telecommunication senior. His column appears on Mondays.Professors take the easy way out, too Erin Jester EDITOR Sarah Kinonen MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Chip Skambisopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 7 I was raised by a gay, single father. A recent study by University of Texas at Austin sociology professor Mark Regnerus found that children raised by gay parents are at a disadvantage. One of the many responses to the study was the assertion by a conservative Christian group on campus tion of homosexuality when considering same-sex parenting. While I think the groups claim is disingenuous, taken at face value, the assertion is useful. more favorable for conservative Christians. The assertion, that, as conservatives point out, many times studies have been lie. The problem for conservative Christians who make this argument is that proponents of gay rights are not the ones who have pushed dated sociological concepts regarding the childs best interest for years. The other side has, through its claim of gay parentings detriment to the child. My experience I grew up in a small, upper-middle-class neighborhood in Dallas and attended the Ridgewood Park United Methodist Church there. At church, close friends would all gush with praise about the dedication of my single father, his forbear ance of my impulsiveness (ADHD), his generosity, his teaching me to be available to those at the church who needed help cooking luncheons or cleaning up afterward and his insistence that we give our share of prayers, presence and service to the youth group. The praise would turn less resounding after our friends in the congregation learned that my father was gay. Notwithstanding all of his generosity and their previous praise of his parenting skills, my father could never again meet their parenting standards. The sometimes explicit, but mostly fathers long list of parental accomplishments, which include raising me in every stage of my educational development, from special education in elementary school to the University of Texas, where I am a two-time UT Presidential Scholar. My father searched out and found trusted childcare for the times he taught night classes. My father paid for the piano lessons that led me to attend Booker T. Washington High School las. My father went to the aforementioned Methodist church because of its strong community and youth group when he could have been more at peace at the Cathedral of Hope or ing churches. My father was there to teach me ethics, critical thinking and, yes, religious principles. tive family forms, was technically conceived out of wedlock, sheba and Ruth, the foreigner of the group). It is not necessary to debate my fathers homosexuality and its moral status in the Christian tradition any more than divorce or sex outside of wedlock. I am not asking Christian institutions to support same-sex marriages or to host religious same-sex weddings. However, in a liberal republic, the moral more than it is about Vegas marriages and general promiscuAbsolutely. My fathers due is more consideration than to be Travis Knoll is a columnist for the Daily Texan at the University of Texas.The moral question has nothing to do with good parentingUWireTravis Knoll Speaking Out Another year, another election, another campaign Sigh. Politics has always fascinated me, but its hard to get interested in the presidential election. I know my vote doesnt matter. A vote for incumbent President Barack Obama, a vote for Republican contender Mitt Romney No, not because I am just one lonely man with a single vote, but because of where I live. Oklahoma, it doesnt matter who I vote for. If I vote for Romney, Ill just go along with what the rest of conservative Oklahoma will choose. In the 2008 election, we were the only state that voted in favor of Republican candidate John McCain in every single county. Were so conservative, we voted Rick Santorum to be the Republican nominee. Oklahomans may be upset Santorum didnt ultimately triumph, but I dont think they will protest by voting for Obama. Oklahomans will gladly let him keep the change. A vote for Obama in Oklahoma is a complete waste. I am currently undecided, but I know if I vote for him, my vote will simply disappear because the majority in Oklahoma decides where all of our electoral votes go. can system we call the Electoral College. If we elected the president by popular vote, my decision would make a difference. The tally would be slightly larger for one candidate because of my individual vote. What a satisfaction that would be. The strongest argument against the Electoral College in recent memory is the debacle from 2000 that culminated in the controversial Supreme Court case, Bush v. Gore. The national popular vote had already been decided and Gore won, but because of our voting system, we were forced to recount the votes in one state. Eventually, the Supreme Court intervened to rule whether Bushs previously announced victory in Florida would stand. Five conservatives outvoted four liberals in favor of Bush. In the end, nine people previously appointed by various presidents decided the next leader of the free world. The only popular vote that mattered was that of nine justices. For Bushs detractors, this one incident is enough to prove the foolishness of the Electoral College. In fact, 75 percent of Democrats polled days after the judgment said they were for the abolition of the system. Proponents of the Electoral College argue that the system gives states more power. This isnt necessary. It makes more sense to count each vote individually rather than lump us arbitrarily by states. There is no reason to pit the states against each other when voting for president, and there is no reason to believe that all Oklahomans, for example, desire the same thing simply because they are Oklahomans. Yes, we are a conservative state, but obviously not every Oklahoman has the same political viewpoint. Others argue that small states need protection; the type only the electoral college can give them. This idea is outdated. Back in the time of the Founding Fathers, states were the Great Compromise of 1787 created a House based sentation from every state. We dont experience these on the Rhode Islands and Wyomings of America. If anything, the little states gang up on the big ones. In 2000, for example, California received one electoral vote for every 615,848 people while Wyoming received one electoral vote for every 164,594 people. That means every Wyomingites vote was worth more than three times as much as a Californians. That simply isnt a fair democracy. Furthermore, the votes in swing states count for more than they do in a tried-and-true red or blue states. Ohio and Pennsylvania receive extra attention due to their tendency to go either red or blue depending on the year and the candidates. Oklahoma receives nothing in the way of political campaigning; everyone already knows where our votes will go. Yes, the Founding Fathers were brilliant, but they didnt foresee a country of 50 states and a population of to reign. After all, 62 percent of Americans are for it, though that statistic may be irrelevant to one who views the popular vote with disdain. Following the popular vote is a clear and fair way to elect the president. Tom Rains is a columnist at the Oklahoma Daily at the University of Oklahoma.Electoral College limits voters powerUWireTom RainsUWire


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012Kelly Logan / Alligator Rachele Harvey / AlligatorSpread Your Wings CHRIS KIRSCHNERAlligator Contributing WriterUF Homecomings Education Celebration Award to a student, faculty member, student organization or faculty organization that ex The winner will be announced at the Edu cation Celebration during the Swamp Sym Nominees will be judged by winners at last years Education Celebration, Gehr, and the Dean of the Institute of Food and Agricultural The signing of the Morrill Act changed represents a moment in time where the Unit ed States as a country made a bold statement The application can be found online at New award will honor a Gator who embodies UF's mission CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator WriterWalter Liddell tried to get some sleep in his camper on Saturday af The Alachua County Sheriffs Of charged him with battery for alleg of soiled underwear, according to an slept and started demanding money The dispute turned physical when Broestler grabbed the dirty under wear and smeared it on Liddells face, The underwear was full of poop, Liddell then pushed Broestler out onto Liddells the dispute, and Liddell called po When the cops came by, he was where he remained Monday night Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. Gainesville man attacked with soiled underwearBroestler Nominations are due Oct. 10 The signing of the Morrill Act changed our trajectory as a nation forever and for the better."Dean of the Institute of Food and Agricultural SciencesTHEA TER KELLY PRICEAlligator Contributing Writer In order to interpret his role as Clau dio in the UF School of Theatre + Dances portray it in a way the audience can un ers, director and theatre professor Ralf Remshardt decided in April to drop the Remshardt said he wanted the audi way; if it were, we would all be men acting outside in the middle of the afternoon, features characters in the corporate world In the original play, a mans girlfriend gets pregnant, which at the time was an twist, the deputy who sentenced the man adapt to the plays challenging language Adapting the time period a little closer Remshardt said the cast will be per forming the original script but with a Its often not played comically, so UF actors put a modern twist on a Shakespeare classic


COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Contributing WriterIndie pop band Passion Pit will stop by UF on its world tour. Passion Pit will perform at 7 p.m. Oct. 24 at the Stephen C. OConnell Center, according to Student Government Productions Vice Chair of Public Relations Evan Galin. The performance will be cosponsored by Reitz Union Board Entertainment. Galin would not disclose how much the band will be paid for the performance. Passion Pit is a band that can relate to a lot of students, Galin said, referencing that the group doesnt stick to a certain genre. Capacity for the concert is capped at 5,000 tickets. Galin said the organization worked to make tickets afthe performance will have a good turnout. Tickets are assigned seating and will go on sale to UF students at noon Monday at Students can line up for tickets starting at 7 a.m. Tickets will be sold on a best availbasis. Seats in the bleachers in levels one through three are for UF students. Tickets are $25 for bleachseats for non-students. Galin estimated that there ets will open up to the public Sept. 19. When the news broke Monday, many students reacted positively and immediately RSVPd to the Facebook event. Exploratory freshman band in Orlando in 2010 and is looking forward to seeing them again. Shes expecting Passion Pits UF show to be ence. I really liked the energy the band brought to the stage, Cox said. They seemed really into their music. Passion Pit to perform at UF in OctoberTUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 ALLIGATOR, 9 Aundre Larrow / Alligator StaffPassion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos sings to thousands of fans at Lollapalooza during summer 2012. Passion Pit will be performing Oct. 24 at the Stephen C. OConnell Center. MUSIC THE NEW ASSOCIATION HAS ABOUT 350,000 MEMBERS. ANDREW KAYSAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Student Alumni Association has merged with its parent organization. The University of Florida Alumni Association has nearly 350,000 members total, according to its website. The integration came as part of an ongoing effort to further involve current students despite budget cuts, said associate executive director Katie Marquis. We found many students didnt realize that they had to register with the Alumni Association after they graduated, Marquis said. Now we have the student membership option as well as a reduced rate for recent graduates. The association has also launched a rebranding process which includes a new logo. Its unusual to go through so many logos so quickly, but after a special 2006 UF centennial logo, we have been working on a more progressive, powerful and permanent logo, Marquis said. We expect this one to stay with us. She said the cost of the changes is relatively low because most materials with the logo on them are ordered annually. These include nametags, Cicerone shirts and stationery. I think the logo is nice, but not very modern, said 19-year-old computer science sophomore Anthony Timoti. But its a good improvement over the former logo.UF combines alumni groups


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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG All-American center back Kat Williamson is out for the season after suffering a meniscus tear. See story, page 15.2013 UF Hall of Fame Inductees AnnouncedRedskins quarterback Rex Grossman and Olympic gold medalist Heather Mitts are among nine former Gators in the UF Hall of Fames Class of 2013.UF-UK Kickoff Time AnnouncedFloridas next home game against Kentucky has been scheduled to kick off at 12:21 p.m. on Sept. 22. The game will be shown on the Southeastern Conference Network.David Carr / Alligator StaffInjured junior Ronald Powell chats on the sideline during Floridas 27-14 win GREG LUCA Alligator Staff Writer For all of Ronald Powells hard work in the rehab process following offseason surgery to repair a torn ACL, his return wait until 2013. Coaches originally projected that Powell could be back but the junior will likely relowing a setback. Gators are unsure about the extent of Powells injury being to get an accurate reading off of his MRI. Powell will be reassessed next week, but the outlook is Its just disappointing for handled the process, and hes Aug. 2, Powell talked about response to rehab had been coordinator Dan Quinn after practice to work on his passrushing technique. staff has seen anybody dediLerentee McCray and Dante Fowler Jr. at the Buck linebacker position to try to replace the At the Buck position this season, McCray has totaled against Texas A&M. He also Aggies. career. Florida will also be looking kins and Cody Riggs. Jenkins after undergoing surgery to fracture in his foot. Antonio Morrison, Mike Taylor and Darrin Kitchens are all options to replace Jenkins at weakside linebacker, going forward. with eight tackles, while Morwith nine. Mike and Antonio and Powell likely sidelined for season KATIE AGOSTIN Alligator Staff Writer are in control of both sides of the net. put together a new lineup when outsition, Wise said. The defense was not fore Southeastern Conference play, the on both their hitting and defense as they Challenge. Florida opened up the weekend on Friday night with a hitting showcase in a With the help of Tangeroff, and I think a lot of the praise needs to go to the passer and the setters, Wiggs tion of how hard they work and how Gators meld hitting, defense UF V olle yball JURNY DUTY W ning ugly, but it will only get the Gators so far. After Floridas 20-17 win at Texas A&M gles against Bowling Green in the season opener. I know I got killed for last week, but said of playing a grind-it-out style against the Falcons. guys, but we needed to play that way in order to play that way this week in this ball in which it only plays well for one of the Florida gained just 101 yards while alA&M. But, when asked if he was concerned with Saturdays slow start, Muswith the assertion that the start was poor. We played well on offense; we session, he said. good start, especially considering Florida pretty. A win is a win. Regardless of how you a half a point, a win is a win. UF needs two good halves to win Its just disappointing for him, a guy that mentally has been a rock. Its been amazing how hes handled the process, and hes handling it again very well. UF coachSEE INJURIES, PAGE 14 SEE VOLLEYBALL, PAGE 14 SEE JOSH, PAGE 14Had setback with ACL Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy


But a W in the win column doesnt mean the mar gin of victory is irrelevant, or that struggles should be downplayed. Because what Florida did day will not cut it this week against Tennessee, a team that was 27th in the country in total defense in 2011 and has opened 2012 with two wins by a combined 52 points. The Volunteers will be better prepared to handle the Gators than the Aggies and Falcons were. Much was made about what, if any, disadvantage Florida would be at because as A&M, while the Aggies could study the Gators game against the Falcons. That difference in preparation certainly looked like it had an impact, as Florida appeared to be a different team day after getting a look at and defensive schemes. from the Bowling Green game, in which the staff admittedly did not open up the playbook. Unlike the Aggies, the Volunteers will be able to see what the Gators did against team. of Tennessee playing only While Florida will have than it did last week, the Volunteers will have a better idea of how the Gators like to start games. success even without that knowledge, the added study material could prove key for Tennessee. Muschamp declined to say whether the Gators could tion. I just want to win, Muschamp said. Winning is well enough. That should be the goal, but Florida needs to play a complete game if it wants urday against the boys from Rocky Top. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org. hard our setters work to get us good, hittable balls. The momentum of UFs attack continued Despite dropping a set, the Gators still came away with a 3-1 (25-15, 25-14, 23-25, 2512) win, while tallying 55 kills and 7 aces. nal match that Floridas defense came alive. Florida relied on blocking and back row defense in a 3-1 (22-25, 25-15, 25-21, 2522) win over Georgia Tech, UFs toughest competition so far in the to a season-high 11 blocks, while libero Taylor Unroe racked up 17 digs. All the teams competed with us, but Georgia Tech really gave us a run came out asleep, and they made us pay for it. We did a good job of recovering and playing hard, and thats how we won the game. With both its offense and defense at the top of its game simultaneously, Florida feels Weve talked about it all preseason that were made of. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator. org. Kitchens, those guys can play, senior linebacker Jon Bostic said. As soon as they get in, they get the play and theyre making checks, just like I am. Morrison in particular has impressed Muschamp with his physical play since entering during spring camp as a four-star recruit out of Bolingbrook, Ill. Hes a physical linebacker, Bostic said. He doesnt play like a freshman. Hes smart. He learns from our mistakes. Thats one thing, you see him after every room. To compensate for the loss of Riggs, time at safety and Jaylen Watkins will play more snaps as the teams nickel cor ner. Riggs was the teams second-leading tackler among defensive backs with seven stops. Riggs has also recorded a pass breakup, man rotation at cornerback that includes Watkins, Marcus Roberson and Loucheiz Purifoy. and see time at safety, nickel and dime with what Muschamp called a hamstring injury. the team lead with two interceptions last season. With a three-man rotation at weakside linebacker and added pieces in the secondability to handle the rash of injuries. Last season, the Gators had to cross-train playdepth is still not where it needs to be but certainly much better than it was a year ago. Were not having to switch guys from game or prepare guys for a game. It cer tainly gives them a comfort level. Contact Greg Luca at gluca@alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR Freshman Morrison making impact in increasing role INJURIES, from page 13David Carr / Alligator S taffFreshman linebacker Antonio Morrison (12) chases down Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel (2) at Kyle Field during Floridas 20-17 win against Texas A&M. Brett Le Blanc / Alligator S taffFlorida coach Will Muschamp engages a referee during Floridas 20-17 victory against Texas A&M at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. JOSH, from page 13U nroe V OLLEYBALL, from page 13UF reaches top form on both sides of net


LANDON WATNICKAlligator Writer With their top defender out ALLIGATORBrett Le Blanc / Alligator StaffFlorida center back Kat Williamson (7) battles for the ball against FIU forward Chelsea Leiva (2) in a 3-0 win on Sept. 2 in Gainesville. UF trying to replace All-American Williamson after knee injury THE DUO WON THE SOUTHERN INTERCOLLEGIATE CHAMPIONSHIP ON MONDAY IN ATHENS, GA. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer title of new season in doubles UF T ennis GOLF KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@ alligator.org.Hedberg leads strong dayHedberg It depends on how my body heals. Obviously, I would love to come back as soon as possible. Im going to work towards that.Kat WilliamsonUF center back


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2012 JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer Caleb Sturgis watched as his 51-yard kick ricocheted off the right upright and fell to the ground. However, Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin gave Sturgis two chances to pull Florida within a touchdown of the lead. Sturgis split the uprights on his second try to make the score 17-10 shortly before halftime. Gators 20-17 victory against the Aggies, the redshirt senior placekicker was named the Southeastern Conference Special Teams Player of the Week. This is the third time Sturgis has earned the award during his college career. Hes very accurate and very dependable, UF coach Will Muschamp said. He never gets shook, he just lines up and does his job. for Florida. Texas A&M had scored 14 unanswered points on back-to-back drives, averaging 80 yards in length. points since their opening touchdown drive. goal was a 25-yard kick that cut Texas A&Ms the second half. Sturgis 51-yarder was his seventh career second this season. Against Bowling Green in goal that increased Floridas lead to 27-14. In my two years as head coach, to have that opportunity to have a guy like him has just been a relief, Muschamp said. Offensive Injuries: Despite suffering a groin strain during Saturdays victory, Mike Gillislee practiced on Monday and is expected to play against Tennessee. So far this season, Gillislee has carried the ball 38 times for 231 yards and four touchdowns, each of which have either tied the game or given Florida a lead. During the 2012 campaign, Gillislee has seen an increased role under new offensive coordinator Brent Pease. The senior running backs early success has raised questions regarding his limited play behind Jeff Demps and Chris Rainey in 2011. Last season, Gillislee had just 56 carries despite averaging a teamhigh 5.9 yards per carry. We were a little different schematically, offensively, last year, Muschamp said. There lislee. Matt Patchans strained pectoral muscle will keep him out for a third game. Last week, Muschamp said Patchans rehab was ahead of schedule and the oft-injured offensive lineman could potentially play against Tennessee. Now Muschamp is hopeful for Patchan to return next week, but said the injury may sideline the redshirt junior until the bye week at the end of September. I know Matts frustrated, Muschamp said on Sept. 3. Im frustrated for him, because hes worked extremely hard. He had a really good offseason, so I hope its not that much longer. Saturdays contest against the Volunteers will mark the 30th game Patchan has missed due to injury during his career at UF. He earned a medical redshirt after missing the entire 2010 season. Chaz Green left Saturdays game due to cramping, but there have been no further problems with the Tampa native, who returned to practice on Monday. Chaz Green had some cramps, probably could have returned, but Kyle Koehne came in and did a nice job for us, Muschamp said. Debose Absent in Passing Game: Florida receivers have caught 26 passes from Jeff Driskel and Jacoby Brissett in 2012. Andre Debose has yet to record a reception. When the depth chart was released on Aug. 27, Debose was listed as a backup behind Frankie Hammond Jr. at X receiver. Brissett targeted Debose in the second quarter against Bowling Green on a deep post route, but the sophomore quarterbacks pass was overthrown. Driskel said Deboses lack of statistical conceivers play. Thats not him hes not the one throwing to himself, Driskel said. We have a bunch of playmakers. Were trying to distribute the ball evenly. Obviously you have your progressions on each play. You dont design them for certain people; you design them for certain routes. Its not anything hes done wrong. Muschamp said he has not had an issue with Deboses play, praising his efforts in the ground game on Saturday. Andre Debose made a great block on the road that Gilly hit on their sideline for about 30 (yards) an outstanding block to free us up there, Muschamp said. The junior wideout has seen most of his game action on special teams returning kickoffs and punts. As a returner, he has amassed 107 yards on six touches with one fumble. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator. org.David Carr / Alligator StaffReceiver Andre Debose waits in the end zone to return a kickoff during Floridas game against Texas A&M on Saturday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas. Reliable Sturgis wins SEC award; Gators injury updates NOTEBOOK