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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 73 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida The memorial will be held on Wednesday, pg 3. The commission meeting is today at 5 p.m., pg 5. Sharrif Floyd is one of four UF juniors to declare for the NFL Draft. Which one will the Gators miss the most? Read The Rally on page 15. Part of the proceeds will be donated, pg. 9. 78 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffThurston Smith, 19, left, and Darwin Lord, 22, sit and play music downtown off Southeast First Avenue on Monday. The pair travel around the country with their Australian shepherd, Judah, to raise money to fund their travels. LOCAL Alligator WriterFamily Guy made jokes at the Gators expense, and not everyone is laughing. In Sundays episode, Space Cadet, UF is mistaken for a Down syndrome camp. In its 11th season, the notoriously raunchy television show Family Guy has been criticized for pushing boundaries. Robert Porter, a 20-year-old political science junior, said he wasnt a fan of the show. Im not one to make fun of the mentally handicapped, but I guess some people get a kick out of it, he said. Although the nine-second clip has started to go viral, Porter said he wasnt upset. Everyone knows this is the best school in the state, he said. I think maybe they got us confused with Florida State. TV and American Society professor Jessica Mahone saw the clip posted on Facebook. She has seen almost every episode, and although profanity and offensiveness are gimmicks of the show, Mahone said, Family Guy has become more aggressive with how they perceive different types of people. syndrome has been used as a punchline. Thats a group of people who already experience in their day-toAs the older sister of a sibling who is intellectually disabled, Mahone said she thought the clip was offensive. It would be nice if producers, show creators and writers were more mindful of what they are say-Family Guy references, teases UF in Sundays episode THE INITIATIVE IS NOT UF-RELATED. Alligator WriterWith the trauma of the Newtown, Conn., massacre still lingering, the Association of American Universities has called upon President Barack Obama and members of Congress to address gun violence. In the statement issued Thursday, the association, comprised of 62 universities including UF, is pushing for the federal government to reform gun laws. While UF is in the association, Director of Public Affairs Janine Sikes said it is not a UF-related initiative and was unaware if UF has taken any stance. Jodine Castin, a 22-year-old health education and behavior senior, said she was glad the association was calling for action. Part of my fear was that it would be forgotten, she said. There needs to be at least one law made. Stating that schools have become centers for national mourning, the statement issued by the executive committee has asked that action occur on three domains: gun control, care of the mentally ill and the culture of the contemporary media. The Association of American Universities has joined more than 300 college presidents who have signed College Presidents for Gun Safety, Group urges Congress to address gun control Alligator Staff WriterGainesvilles Regional Transit System adopted its Spring 2013 bus service schedule for all routes running through campus and the city. The schedule will continue normal hours until May 5, according to the RTS website. With the new semester come several updates to times on weekday campus bus routes. The 121 Commuter Lot route will run every 15 minutes from 7 a.m. to 5:04 p.m. and then every 30 minutes from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. The 122 UF North/South Circulator route will run every 45 minutes from 7:20 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The 125 Lakeside route will run every 10 minutes from 7 a.m. to 5:40 a.m. The 126 UF/East/West Circulator will run every 22 to 23 minutes from 5:40 p.m. to 11 p.m. and then every 45 minutes until 2 a.m. The 127 East Circulator route from Sorority Row will run every 12 minutes from 7:05 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. and then every 24 minutes from 5:35 p.m. to 7:40 p.m. Routes 117, 118, 119 and 120 did not receive service changes. RTS bus service will not run Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. RTS has nine routes that circlulate around campus. For more information about campus and city schedules, riders can visit the RTS website at www.go-rts.com. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@ alligator.org.RTS starts Spring semester service, updates campus schedulesThe clip has gone viral on Facebook Im not one to make fun of the mentally handicapped, but I guess some people get a kick out of it.Robert Porterpolitical science juniorSEE FAMILY GUY, PAGE 4 SEE GUN, PAGE 4


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 73 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY FORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 78/57 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/56 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/57 CLOUDY 79/59 CLOUDY 80/62 WEDNESDAY TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?Free English classes at library Anyone in the community who would like to practice their conversational and survival English skills is invited to come on Tuesdays from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. from today through April 16. Classes will be held at the Alachua County Public Library Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43rd St. Contact info@latinawomensleague.org or 352-262-6601 with any questions. Floridances Spring Auditions Auditions will be at 7 p.m. today in the Stephen C. OConnell Center dance studio, located near Gate 2. Check in is at 6:45 p.m. Styles will include ballet and contemporary. Improv Company Auditions Auditions for a new improv group, Much Ado about The Doris, aka MAD about The Doris, will be held at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Doris, 716 N. Main Street. Some improv experience would be good for those auditioning, but all are welcome. The audition will consist of improv exercises and games. The company will perform around the community. For more information, call Sidney Homan at 352-378-9166, or email shakes@ufl.edu. OAS Peer Mentor applications available The Office of Academic Support (OAS) offers academic and per sonal enrichment services to UF students. It primarily serves first-generation students and students considered economically, educationally or cultur ally disadvantaged. OAS Peer Mentors play a key role in the goal to provide an encouraging and welcoming environment for incoming students. Peer Mentors will help incoming first generation students transition from high school to college. Applications are due Jan. 25 by 5 p.m. in Little Hall, Room 311. Visit the website to access the application and browse a detailed description of duties: www.oas.aa.ufl.edu/studentpositions.aspx. hand and secular and Orthodox Jews on the other, each election season typically offers an array of obscure and offbeat lists. Previous offerings have included a faction calling for the establishment of a national casino and a group led by a fishmonger and puppeteer that tried to abolish bank fees. Green Leaf has made several runs for parliament looking to legalize marijuana, and in the 2009 election an offshoot of that party aligned with elderly Holocaust survivors in one of the oddest mergers in Israels mottled political history. This time around, a castaway from the marijuana-Holocaust party has drifted even further off shore, offering a pirate platform that promotes a variety of personal freedoms, including the right to plagiarize and sail the high seas. The main chance for niche par ties to make a splash is just before the election, during a twoweek TV ads campaign. Since all registered parties receive government advertising subsidies, even the most marginal movements can get air time. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to jglum@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. Latina Womens League to offer citizenship classes The league will hold free citizenship classes from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays from Feb. 7 to March 28 at the Alachua County Public Library Millhopper Branch, 3145 NW 43rd St. This is not an English class. For more info, email info@latinawomensleague.org, or call 352-3789787. Oregon beer lover makes brew for dogs BEND, Ore. An Oregon man who loves beer and loves his dog has concocted some hooch for the pooch. Daniel Keeton works at Bends Boneyard Brewery tasting room and calls his canine creation Dawg Grog. KTVZ reports theres no alcohol in the doggie brew. Ingredients include vegetable broth and spent grain. Bottles of Dawg Grog are on sale at the Visit Bend store, along with other local beers. Keeton says his dog, Lola Jane, usually licks her bowl clean. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Ahoy! Israeli pirates lead surge of quirky parties JERUSALEM Shiver me timbers! Israels newest political party has more than a platform its got a plank. The Israel Pirate Party is one of 34 lists competing in the countrys Jan. 22 parliamentary election. While only a dozen or so have a realistic chance of getting elected, many Israelis fed up with existential issues like the conflict with the Palestinians and possible war with Iran are seeking sanctuary with some of the quirkier parties. In addition to the usual battles between parties representing doves and hawks on the one


TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 KATHRYN VARNAlligator Writer Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator.org. Courtesy to the Alligator University Police officer died in Orlando car accident on Friday CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff Writer confronted Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org. Police arrest suspect after stealing friends Summerlin IN MEMORIAM


ing and recognize they are talking about people, she said. Kristen Oliff, a 18-year-old marine science freshman, said she was shocked when she saw the clip. I feel like we were unrightfully tar geted, she said. I dont know what we did. The joke played on the stereotypes of mental illness and being a Floridian, Mahone said. She said she thinks the general association of Floridians being dumb stems from similar situation last November. Students should not worry about the episode tainting the universitys reputation, Mahone said. was accurate in its labeling of UF students, couldnt have gotten in here when I was applying to undergrad, so I dont think beshould be cause for concern as far as our reputation. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffThe Wheels on the BusStudents get on to the bus outside the Hub on Monday afternoon. With the new year, several updates will affect the run times of weekday campus bus routes. GPD CONTINUES TO FOLLOW LEADS. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff Writer for a man wanted in connection to a string of November motorcycle thefts in southwest Larry Eugene Stone, 41, of allegedly stealing motorcycles along Southwest 20th Avenue, bias on Monday. Stone was last spotted in the scribed as a 5-foot-6-inch white male weighing 235 pounds, police said. Tobias said Stone has multiple warrants for his arrest and may possibly be armed. reports about an increase in motorcycles thefts, according On Nov. 16, detectives located and arrested Daniel Roane, 21, as one of the suspects connected to the alleged thefts following an unrelated distur bance call. During an interview with detectives, Roane admitted to stealing eight motorcycles with Stone, who he said planned the thefts and made arrangements to sell parts in exchange for methamphetamine. and Roane would steal Suzuki torcycles in student apartment complexes. Roane told detectives he looked for bikes that were not chained. If they did not have a lock, he could hot-wire the motorcycle and drive them away, according to the release. eight counts of grand theft auto, eight counts of dealing in stolen property and eight counts of conspiracy to commit grand theft auto. Tobias said the department will continue to follow leads. Were still very much looking for him, he said. If you have any information, Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator.org.Gainesville Police still searching for motorcycle theft suspect KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Contributing Writering to obtain or renew their drivers licenses may soon enjoy shorter wait times and more locations. of Motor Vehicles will be merging Florida Legislature mandate. the state have already begun to In February, he said, county residents can start receiving drivers licence services at the tax collectors First St. Northwest 34th Street will close, and will begin providing the same drivalso assume the lease on the former DMV building and continue to use the driving course for road tests. In May, the merge will be comWe think it will be a big win for the public because theyll have three is only staffed by 11 people, which leads to a lot of customer frustration. When we take it over, well have 35 front-counter customer service representatives handling transactions conduct about 150,000 transactions see a 30 percent increase in transaccome responsible for licenses. go to two different agencies to conduct vehicle-related business. Now, residents can go to any of renew their car tag and renew their drivers licenses. We believe bringing the drivers licenses on will make us more of a Melissa Lopez, a 23-year-old zoology senior, said shutting down the I think its more convenient for everybody, she said. However, Leah Harding, a 20-year-old Arabic and telecommunication major, said the problem of long lines may transfer over to the happens. I know DMVs are notoriously bad for long lines, so I can see that being a problem, she said.DMV to close in merge F AMIL Y GUY, from page 1The joke played on the stereotypes of mental illness and Floridians AAU statement criticizes media stricter gun control laws. UF has not signed the list, which is made up of mostly private colleges. Ronald Akers said he thought the associations requests were reasonable and supported the call. The passage and outcome of any policy changes will be more symbolic than actually effective in dealing with or preventing events such as at Sandy Hook elementary, Akers wrote in an email. Stating that mental illness has played a role in mass violence in America, the association has requested more thorough examinations of the treatment of the mentally ill in the search for ways to extinguish mass violence. The Association of American Universiand high-capacity magazines. Yet, Akers said higher levels of gun violence are often found in stronger gun control jurisdictions. Whatever failures of gun control that too much, Akers wrote. The same failures are found all over the place without the same outcomes. Linda Nhons approval of tighter gun control by the federal government was heightened after she left a Largo, Fla., music There were kids there, said the 21-year-old microbiology junior. It makes me feel unsafe to go to public places, especially around my own peers. chology freshman, is also in support of more regulations when it comes to buying a weapon. While the association is focused on gun control and mental illness, the statement also points blame to the media, which they said is fueling crime with their addiction to violence. The exposure to media portrayals of violence in American society is very widespread, so there should be very large, even massive numbers of such incidents, Akers said. Yet there are relatively few, so few that when they occur they attract enormous attention. Akers said the policy changes that stem from traumatic events can reach a level of moral panic that produces strong public fear. Once the policy changes are made we but the evidence and the probability that any of the recommended actions will have real, meaningful and consequential outcomes is pretty low, he said. Contact Alexa Volland at avolland@alligator.org. GUN, from page 1 When we take it over, well have 35 front-counter customer service representatives handling transactions between John PowerAlachua County Chief Deputy Were still very much Ben TobiasGPD spokesman


TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffHow Does Your Garden Grow?Forage Farm owner Melissa Desa, 33, digs through a pile of compost at the Downtown Farmers Garden located at 12 SE First St. CHRIS ALCANTARAAlligator Staff WriterA group of Gainesville residents will give a presentation to the Alachua County Commission at 5 p.m. today pushing for a law to reduce wage theft crimes across the county. Wage theft is a crime that affects employers and workers nationwide and across Florida, said Diana Moreno, spokeswoman for the Alachua County Wage Theft Task Force. Moreno, 25, said wage theft happens when workers are not paid what theyre owed by their employers, such as not being paid for overtime work. After a month, it could add up to hours that youre working for free, she said. A 2011 study by the Research Institute on Social and Economic Policy Center for Labor Research and Studies from Florida International University found 3,036 wage violations reported to the U.S. Department of Labors Wage and Hour Division in Florida. More than $28 million of unpaid wages have been recovered by the U.S. Department of Labor, according to the study. Wage theft can also occur when workers do not gal process, she said. give up and dont get paid at all, Moreno said. The presentation will discuss wage theft from a small business perspective. Several local businesses, including Satchels Pizza, The Lunch Box and Big Lous Pizza, have endorsed the task forces ordinance. They understand they would rather compete Moreno said. Moreno said if the ordinance passes through the county commission, it will help prevent future wage theft incidents from happening between workers and employers. We want to use this ordinance not only to recover wages from workers, but to identify small businesses who may be struggling to update their payroll system and offer them services through the county that can help them succeed, she said. Contact Chris Alcantara at calcantara@alligator. org. Local task force urges county commission to consider wage theft law at meeting today They understand they would rather their competitors.Diana Morenospokeswoman for the Alachua County Wage Theft Task ForceLOCAL


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 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 think textbook prices are too high? Mondays question: Are you ready for classes to start?49% YES 51% NO40 TOTAL VOTESAcross India, people are holding protests in outrage over the brutal gang rape and murder of a 23-yearold woman that occurred in New Delhi last month. Every detail that emerged on the story is more horrifyconscious, then proceeded to beat the woman with the rod rusted L-shaped metal rod to sexually assault the woman, using it with such force that it ripped out intestines, before the moving bus. that age-old assurance that something so terrible wouldnt country. That was the only logical reason why passersby off without calling police when both victims lay under the reach a hospital. from occurring in the U.S. Terrible people will still cause ter rible events, regardless of their location. But, what us Ameritoward rape tends to be shown in how that country creates laws to protect its victims. In India, rape is still considered so shameful that many women do not come forward to report it. Protesters in India right now are angry that police and politicians often downplay the seriousness of the situation instead of investigating cases and creating new laws. But thats just India, right? Surely our government is more progressive, and we dont need to worry about something that tragic. al for a bill called the Violence Against Women Act. The bill supported organizations that served domestic abuse victims and had been passed into law in 1994 and reauthorized again in 2000 and 2005, but this time there was a hitch. People wanted to include three new groups of women in the bill: LGBT individuals, Native Americans living on reservations and illegal immigrants. If there was a sound in the House of Representatives when this crazy new idea was announced, it was the collective sound of Republicans teeth grinding as they thought of gay and illegal immigrant women getting anything out of the government. Republican leaders made it a point to not put the bill up for ests of the women at all. Sometimes Americans tend to believe if something isnt A consequence of life, perhaps, but not a problem. Legislation may get passed when times get tough, but a few years down the road, a new group of politicians and Americans will challenge its value by saying that its no longer needed. My point is American citizens should stay vigilant on how our government handles protection for women bedifference in everyones day-to-day life. We have a responsibility to get angry and let our voices protesters in India have been doing. In that regard, our situations are truly the same. Lauren Flannery is a business and general studies sophomore. Her columns run on Tuesdays.New Delhi rape is Americas wake-upOb-eats-ity: Be more aware of your healthK Its the only one you have, so please at least try to treat it with respect and awareness. On the other hand, its your body, so youre going to do whatever you want with it no matter what anybody tells you. but few realize other conditions including cancer, arthritis, sleep apnea and infertility are tied to having excess weight, according to a CBS News article. effects are more than just heart disease and diabetes. obesity are twin epidemics, as rates of both have climbed in recent years, according to the article. Because obesity is a growing epidemic in this country, its time to realize what it can do to us. By the way, shout out to the Supreme Pizza Court for probably helping the childhood obesity problem get worse. Way to a vegetable on a technicality. If your government wants to tax unhealthy foods or reduce In the surveys responses, people barely mentioned cancer, infertility, joint pain, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and some respiratory problems could also stem from it. here at college, potentially hours from where we call home, it can be really easy to let some things go. the right food. Do you consider yourself to be a stress-eater, or someone who eats more when theyre under more stress here either. Were on our own. important for life beyond campus. Knowing more about the myriad ways obesity affects health could help motivate people to get more active and eat better bethe shots in your life. Have all the fun you care to have. our country is full of dumb-dumbs. Be better, be smarter. Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 I dont know much about Columbine, Col, or Aurora, Col., or Oak Creek, Wisc., or Tuscon, Ariz., or even the Virginia Tech community. All I know about these places are the images and the numbers: the 12 students in that high school, the 12 people in the movie theater, the six members of the Sikh temple in their place of worship, the six constituents and their miraculously recovered congresswoman in a Safeway parking lot and the 32 college students on their beloved campus. I saw the images of horror, of panic, from mothers, fathers, friends and loved ones. I saw the pictures I heard the extended news stories from CNN and Fox. And when I hear the names of these communities, that is what I see. I see these tragedies and I think of the victims. But I know Newtown, Conn. Its my home. Its where I grew up and attended elementary and middle school. And I know that its more than this tragedy. Its more than the images youre going to see on TV and on the front page of The Washington Post or The New York Times. Newtown is more than the aerial views of Sandy Hook Elementary School youll continue to see. Its more than the SWAT teams that lined our streets on Friday. Its more than what Brian Williams will tell you on NBC Nightly News. Newtown is more than the ultra-politicized and sensationalized news stories youll continue to hear. Newtown is a place where Father Bob would surprise every class in my grade school with a trip across the street to The Ice Cream Shop. Its a place where Eunice from Bagel Man would tell you not to worry about that last 50 cents or dollar you were missing on your order of bagels. Its a place where the Paproski family would spend months designing and creating a gigantic corn maze at their familys farm so that, every fall, children could come and get lost for hours with their friends. Newtown is a place where, every Halloween, the historic homes on Main Street decorate their porches with cob webs and scarecrows for the trick-or-treaters. Newtown is a place where, every summer, St. Rose of Lima Parish pulls together an entire community effort to host the town is a place where our parents, teachers, priests, ministers and rabbis love our children so passionately that there would be no keeping them from the sidelines of our soccer or lacrosse games or from being our volunteer coaches or If I could meet anyone from Columbine, Aurora, Oak Creek, Tuscon or Virginia Tech, Id ask them about their communities. Id want to hear stories like this. Id want to know what they love most about home. Because we are more than this. It saddens me so deeply to know that my family, my best friends from grade school and my whole community are not the only ones who know this grief. Within the past 10 years, weve watched as this epidemic of violence has spread through our country. Weve watched as young kids of my own generation have become subjected to a culture where plastic guns are acceptable toys and you only win video games if youve killed enough of the enemy. And weve watched as mental and social disorders have left people so isolated they are essentially alone. The problem is deep. Its cultural, its social and it will now. And while beginning this change will make our schools, malls, temples and movie theaters safer places for my generations, or the next generations, children to be, it will not save the town that this may happen in tomorrow, or next week, or next month. We need to take action right now. Our right to bear arms was something given to us by a generation who fought revolutions in their backyards. We dont have that war anymore. We have a different kind of war now, a war where arming ourselves will only spread the fear and the violence. It hurts me to know that these pleas and demands for change get slowed down by lobbyists, politics and legislation because this isnt about what party is dominant in the House or Senate: This is about our lives and our childrens lives. To me, there is an easy solution in front of us. We take away the violence and we take away the guns. But Washington wont hear these pleas until we can all put our politics or who we voted for in November aside and realize that, every day, we are losing children, mothers and fathers. We are losing our communities. When you hear Newtown, Connecticut, please do think of those 20 children and seven adults who lost their lives on Dec. 14. Please do remember the images you saw on the news and the pictures of grief that spread across the country. Dont forget about what happened. But please, also remember that Newtown is a home that will not stop growing. Meagan Kelly is a columnist for The Hoya at Georgetown University.More than a tragedy the community around Sandy Hook Elementary SchoolUWireMeagan KellyUWire At the dawn of each new year, most of us select one goal to achieve in the next 365 days. New Years resolutions are a tradition we have a hard time dismissing. As hard as it may be to conjure up ideas sticking to them. The problem with New Years Eve promis es is that they are often entirely unachievable. Lets say you have a typical college student dependency on caffeine and you vow, as the ball drops in New York City, to stop drinking coffee forever cold turkey. Youre going to reach a critical point. There will be a moment when you cross central campus on your way to class after pulling an allnighter, and you start eyeballing the Caribou Coffee. Youll probably be able to smell the rich cafe scent, and, pretty soon, all you can think about is getting that glorious caffeine in your body. The cold turkey method of quitting or changing anything works for very few people. Instead, if you truly want your resolutions to last through the year (or several years), you you, like the person in the earlier scenario, are too dependent on coffee, limit yourself to a caffeinated drinks per week or even day. Likewise, if your resolution is to drop a few pounds, you probably wont get anywhere by swearing to eat only salad for months and run calories and lessening how many you intake by a measurable amount each day. As well as being measurable, your goals for your New Years resolution need to be amendable. The best way to do it is to start with a small but extremely achievable objective. If you can manage to pull that off for a month or two, make your goals more strict and exact. If you are cutting calories, perhaps take 200 off your daily diet for a month. During the next month, cut back another 200. If you feel that your fun weekend life is seeping into your education and damaging your schoolwork, have one drink less or stay at home studying one night more. It may seem like these adjustments are too small, but they are manageable and will, over time, make a difference. Similarly, if the goals that you have set for yourself are way out of reach, change them instead of giving them up entirely. But think for a moment about how you want 2013 to turn out and what you can do to make it happen. It could be just another nor mal year, but it could also be much more than that. Whether you are trying to be more daring, or happier, or learn a new language, you have the ability to make 2013 very exciting. Change isnt easy for anyone, but with a new year comes endless potential for a new, or at least slightly different, life. But maybe you really dont think there is a resolution you can stick to. Or maybe you really dont need to change. In any case, Ive found that the easiest way to not break any resolutions is to not make them at all. Hailey Gross is a columnist for the Iowa State Daily at Iowa State University.New Years resolutions need to be realisticUWireHailey GrossUWire


SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterContact Samantha Shavell at sshavell@ alligator.org. 8ALLIGATOR Courtesy to the AlligatorUF student Shelley Greenspan interned at the White House. She worked in the Department of Presidential Personnel on the National Security team. CAMPUSUF senior recounts White House internship COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Writer Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org. Dance Marathon helps former patient live out his hip-hop dream COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Writer Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org. textbook prices, new study shows STUDENT GOVERNMENT WILL FUND THE PROJECT. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Writer Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org. You try them out. Some you like and some you dont. It should be fun for everyone.Josh CruzDelta Nu Delta treasurerSTUDY


JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterConversations in coffee shops have gone on to inspire a book that in part will raise money for the American Cancer Society. Nikolas Wong, a 21-year-old UF criminology junior, has published a series of 10 short satire stories titled The Coffee House. Each story within the book looks at different peoples conversations over coffee. Many of the coffee shops are inspired by local places, such as the Starbucks on Archer Road or Karma Cream, Wong said. A Starbucks in Miami was also an The book is dedicated to his Aunt May, who is currently battling cancer and was diagnosed in 2007. Her personality inspired him to write the books. She has a dark the nature of the stories. Her good sense of humor keeps her spirits high, Wong said. Its the best healing method. Because of Aunt May, he is dothe book to the American Cancer Society. He sells paperbacks on Amazon for $10, and digital copies will soon be available for download, he said. Wong said hes not in it for personal money, but instead because he wants to make a difference. Hes been in contact with the American Cancer Society, and they plan to work together. Wongs friends were also inspiration for the book. He said that during high school, his friends would join him to get coffee and ended up having immature but heartwarming conversations. When he transferred to UF last Fall, he didnt know many people. Wong relied on the familiarity of coffee shops to help him ease into life in Gainesville. When he joined UFs Sparks Magazine, he was inspired to compile many of his experiences into a book. Wong said he has always wanted to write. This year, he became a registered author with the Library of Congress. He used an independent publisher, www.createspace.com, to print his book. By doing that, he said, it was easier to donate money. Most of the book was sponsored through donations. He drew his own illustrations dent, did the cover art. One of Wongs favorite stories in the book is the second to last: a conversation that takes place on Mothers Day between a son and his mother. The tale is told from the point of view of the son and explores his embarrassment while his mother discusses the pains of his birth in a place as public as a Starbucks. Wong said one of his funniest stories is the true account of a conversation he had with his friend, in which his friend discussed aspects of his risqu lifestyle. He said all of the stories in the book are based on true conversations and most of the names are the same. His friends reactions have been positive most of them are excited to see their names printed in the book. One of my favorite reactions would happen during the editing process, when my friends would see my typos and laugh, Wong said. But I loved to see when they would open the book and smile. Perhaps one of Wongs most touching stories is his last short story, a one page account that he wrote for a girl. In it, he uses Kar ma Cream as a backdrop while he discusses making contact with a girl he admires. Wong has plans for at least two more books and has already started the second book, which might have a subtitle of Decaf. He says hints of a second book can be seen Jane Yun, 17, a senior at Oak Hall High School; Grace Lee, 17, a senior at Eastside High School; and Katie Lee, 18, also a senior at Eastside High School; said they would be interested in reading Wongs book. They were studying Monday afternoon in another familiar coffee destination: Panera. It would be interesting to read a book based on where you lived, Yun said. And it would be funny to know that youve been there. It would be even funnier if you knew the people, Grace Lee added. Wong said he hopes the book becomes popular. I just want to share it with other UF students because I think theyll enjoy it, he said. Plus, many of my friends who inspired me to write the book go to UF, so I want to give them more credit. There is really a lot of UF embedded in the book. TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorUF criminology junior Nikolas Wong, 21, sits in Starbucks on 3443 SW Archer Road, where he wrote some of his book containing 10 short satire stories. The Coffee House can be purchased on Amazon.com for Gainesville coffee shops inspire scenes in UF students bookPart of the proceeds will be donated


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TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Wambach honoredFormer Gator Abby Wambach was named the 2012 FIFA Poll Question in 2013? Vote online at alligatorSports.org. four freshmen, who look to capitalize on past experience. See story, page 14. David Carr / Alligator StaffJelani Jenkins stands on the sidelines and watches Floridas 33-23 loss against Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans. Jenkins will forego his senior season and declare for the NFL Draft. FOUR FLORIDA JUNIORS HAVE DECIDED TO GO PRO. JOE MORGANThe Gators list of early departures continues to grow. Weakside linebacker Jelani Jenkins announced on Monday his decision to declare for the NFL Draft via a UF release. Jenkins is the fourth UF junior who has decided to go pro. Jelani informed me that he wishes to pursue his dream of playing in the NFL, coach Will Muschamp said in a statement. We wish him the best of luck and encourage him to return to Florida and complete his degree. Jenkins follows safety Matt Elam, defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and tight year of eligibility to play in the NFL next season. Defensive end Dominique Easley will remain at UF. He announced his decision on Monday night in a post from his Twitter account (@MR_ ChUcKiE_2). was an injury-riddled campaign. Thumb, hamstring and foot injuries sidelined Jenkins for four games, including Floridas 33-23 loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2. In limited action, Jenkins recorded 29 tackles, quarterback hurries and an interception. Perhaps Jenkins most memorable a 27-20 win against Louisiana on Nov. 10 in The Swamp. With the score tied 20-20, cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy blocked a Ragin Cajuns punt. Jenkins it back 36 yards for the go-ahead touchdown to help the Gators avoid the biggest upset in school history. Freshman Antonio Morrison will step up in Jenkins absence next season much like he did throughout 2012. Morrison led all UF freshmen with 34 tackles. He also recorded two tackles for loss, a sack and a quarterback hurry. Morrison changed the momentum in Floridas 37-26 win against Florida State on Nov. 24 with a key play early in the fourth quarter. With the Gators trailing 20-16, Morrison sacked EJ Manuel, forcing a fumble recovered by Easley. On the next play, UF took the lead Jenkins declares for NFL Draft, Easley staying at UF PHILLIP HEILMANIn a contentious Southeastern Conference, every game is a battle for a youthful Florida squad. Thats when the Bonds. The junior point guard has become Floridas leader. Coping with numerous injuries and an inexperienced roster, but the Gators rely on Bonds to bring a high level of intensity into each game. as a teammate or as a coach because she goes so hard all the time, coach Amanda Butler said. Its not just what you see Bonds barks out orders during the She positions her troops accordingly. In a 77-72 victory against LSU on Sunday, Bonds was especially vocal. and UF on defense, Christin Mercer tumbled into the scorers table attempting to retrieved the loose ball, Bonds wasted no Come on, Bonds implored Mercer. Get up. Mercer scrambled to rejoin her general in battle. The Gators forced a shot clock violation just nine seconds later. Butler, who stresses the impor tance of defense, roared with approval. I think our younger players, in par ticular, are very responsive and want to be right there with [Bonds], side by side, shoulder to shoulder, in the thick of the battle, Butler said. paint is her trenches. Guard leading youthful teamMENS BASKETBALL KATIE AGOSTINWhen No. 11 Florida traveled to New Haven, Conn., to face Yale, the game was going to be a homecoming of sorts for senior Erik Murphy. The South Kingstown, R.I., native planned on having family and friends make the hour long trip to watch him play Sunday night. But the trip didnt work out as expected. Family and friends watched as the Gators defeated the Bulldogs 79-58 with Murphy sidelined. The 6-foot-10 forward missed his Dec. 2, 2011, after fracturing one of his ribs during Fridays practice. I had broken two (ribs) in college and it was probably a good four to six weeks before I was pain free, coach Billy Donovan said. When it is a bruise, it is probably going to be a week to 10 days. Dec. 29, during Floridas 78-61 victory against Air Force in Sunrise. Despite taking a hit, Murphy continued to play. The senior stayed on the court for 29 minutes, led the Gators with 21 points on 8-of-10 shooting and tallied seven rebounds, four assists and three blocks in the win. After returning from the game, Murphy participated in the next three practices without a problem. But after making contact with a teammate during Fridays practice, Murphy was ruled out for Sundays game. [The injury is] in a really, really bad spot, Donovan said. So anytime he raises his arms up, or lifts his arm or reaches his arms up, team shootaround before Florida faced Yale, but the pain was too much for the senior to play. Murphy didnt practice on Monday, and Donovan doesnt anticipate that he will practice on Tuesday either. He is doubtful Forward doubtful for SEC openerSEE JENKINS, P A GE 14 SEE WHOOPS, P A GE 14 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 14 I had broken two (ribs) in college and it was probably a good four to six weeks before I was pain free.Billy DonovanUF coach UF W omens Bask etball


Unlike most players, she gravitates toward contact. Her dogged approach makes the enemy second something her coach appreciates. [Bonds] got thrown around a litwere a few good collisions that happened, and that is just going to happen when youve got that level of athleticism and speed all colliding in points in the win just three days afat Kentucky. We go against adversity every day, so that wasnt anything new for perhaps the toughest conference in the country. Last season, the Gators tough conference slate, the Gators will continue to rely on Bonds. If you dont have [mental toughness], you might win a few games or Butler said. But if you are going to win a lot of games, if you are going to do things that are special Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. ference opener against Georgia He is cleared to play right Donovan said. He is not going to hit there or reaches and stretches, stepped up against the Bulldogs. Boynton tied a career-high 28 points while adding two assists the level of intensity and passion, said. the Gators offense, ranking secstarting lineup is nothing new ready played four games with a ing Murphy for multiple games. Yeguete said. But were going to Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. ALLIGATOR Ryan Jones / Alligator who was recovering from surgery on right foot. Florida defensive coordinator Dan Quinn, who has consistently praised tive since fall camp, is optimistic that less transition. Contact Joe Morgan at joemorgan@alligator.org. Aundre Larrow / Alligator Staff GYMNASTICS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Writer Instead of falling victim to the the Gators only competing freshman from the get-go. on vault to share the nights event tierson. freshmen. Last years freshmen were a little But this group of freshmen, I think many pressurized situations, they re2008 Beijing Olympics to help the is no stranger to high-level competiathletes. ships. and Frazier are set to make their colFloridas talented freshmen provide depth, which will help keep the Gators healthy and rested for later competition. in the upcoming events. Faehn also said that Frazier appears ready to go on vault and may However it plays out, Faehn is man class to assume lineup spots if needed and to pick up where others may leave off. We just want every athlete to push one another, so that anytime we put someone out on the competition ally well no matter if theyre normally in the lineup or whether they feel its Experienced freshmen providing depthBonds scoring 20 points per SEC game WHOOPS, from page 13Murphy out since Jan. 4 HOOPS, from page 13 Morrison replacing Jenkins in 2013 JENKINS, from page 13 Our other freshmen are TransfersLB Jelani Jenkins TE Jordan Reed S Matt Elam DT Sharrif Flyod QB Jacoby Brissett CB Willie Bailey OT Matt Patchan S DeAnte Saunders RB Chris Johnson Florida Footballs Early Departures NFL DraftJackie Joiner / Alligator Staff Morrison


TUESDAY, JANUARY 8, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Josh: Its no secret the Florida offense was the teams weakness throughout the 2012 season. Some might think it was detrimental to the Gators 2013 campaign that leading receiver Jordan Reed declared for the NFL Draft last weekend. However, the defense will be crippled by losing defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd to the pros. He consistently closed running lanes and drew double teams to create opportunities for the rest of the defense. Reed didnt have the same effect on his teammates with his blocking, which never caught up to the rest of his game, or his receiving. He might have drawn some coverage away from his teammates, but it wasnt enough as the teams second-leading receiver, Quinton Dunbar, had just 36 catches. Adam: Dude, Josh. Cmon, man. Yes, Sharrif Floyd dominated on the defensive line and looked like the Dominique Easley. You dont mess with No. 73. But the Gators have defensive talent coming back. Dante Fowler Jr. and Jonathan Bullard had impressive freshman seasons, which earned them both All-Southeastern Conference honors. A healthy Ronald Powell, the return of Easley and those two freshmen will make up a solid Florida defensive line next season. The real loss comes at tight end with Reed. He led the No. 118 pass offense in receiving yards and receptions. Florida heads into the offseason with unproven playmaking ability on the outside reminiscent of your ability to pick up girls during a night out in Gainesville. It isnt there. Josh: Floridas incoming recruits soften the blow of Reeds departure. After Mondays commitment from Rivals.coms No. 5 wide receiver, Demarcus Robinson, ceivers in the fold for the class of 2013. Between them and returning tight ends Kent Taylor and Colin Thompson, its not much of a stretch to assume Florida can get enough production out of them to rank at least 118th in passing offense again. We do agree on one thing, though: Fowler and Bullard showed promise this season. But they, along with Easley, play primarily on the outside. Floyds 13 tackles for a loss this season were 7.5 more than any returning interior lineman. Losing that much production, the Gators could very well end up more lost on defense next year than you were on Bourbon Street. Adam: I was not lost. I knew exactly where I was going. Florida got away with lacking a consistent passing Georgia and Louisville. Against Georgia, linebacker Jarvis Jones had a full serving of gator tail for breakfast, lunch and dinner. In the Sugar Bowl, the Gators were too slow against the Cardinals. The defense let the team down Floyd had two sacks and a blocked kick. Reed, dealing with pain in his left knee, caught one pass for 7 yards. Its unreasonable to think the Gators defense can bail out the offense consistently. They need help every now and then. The defenses lone pass-catching help is gone with Reed going pro. Reed caught 28.9 percent of Jeff Driskels completions this past season, and if you want to play the leaving game, Florida loses four of its top six pass catchers. You honestly think an offense ranked 104th will have an easier job replacing its top weapon in the defense with more talent returning replacing its top defensive tackle? In other words, 1+1=2, Josh. Josh: You might not have been lost, but your 4 a.m. text messages to me sounded like a little boy who had lost track of his mommy at the mall. The leaving game certainly does apply to both sides of the ball. In Debose and Dunbar, you mentioned two returning pass catchers who have done something of sigdefensive tackle with Damien Jacobs and Leon Orr being the only two returning players with any experineither has proven they can contribute on a consistent basis. Its easier to make an impact as a freshman from the wide receiver position than it is from defensive tackle. Thats why Im banking on one of the young guys to step up. The physical transition from high school is tougher to make when playing right on the line of scrimmage. Thats why Floyds absence will be felt in 2013. Adam: You cant be serious about Debose and Dunbar. What games have you been watching? You must be on Facebook too much in the press box, and quite frankly, you are diverting attention from the question at hand: Who will the or Floyd? Florida won 11 games in spite of an anemic passing attack. Reed, the lone bright spot, is gone. The tackles for loss, sacks and blocked kicks from Floyd can be substituted by a number of defensive playmakers on the current roster. Tell me who can emerge as a vertical threat to replace Reed? Without him, banking on this ofstretch. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at jjurnovoy@alligator.org and Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. David Carr / Alligator StaffDefensive tackle Sharrif Floyd points to a teammate during Floridas 33-23 loss to Louisville in the Sugar Bowl on Jan. 2 in New Orleans. THE RALLYWhich departing player will Florida miss the most in 2013? Josh Jurnovoytwitter: @joshjurnovoy Adam Pincustwitter: @adamdpincus