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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 101 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida 66 /45 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13Cody Dent enjoyed a successful start to his senior season in Floridas series win against Duke. Read the story on page 16.RTS bus driver arrested on theft chargesShe allegedly stole two cellphones, pg 3.The Alligator breaks down Student Government elections Local runners speed through weekend marathonsAbout 700 children ran in a kids marathon, pg 5. Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffTop of the Food ChainCarrol Godwin, 53, feeds her son Cody Godwin, 23, a UF wildlife ecology and conservation senior, a fried Cuban anole, during the 30th Annual Beast Feast. Read the story on page 4. SAMANTHA SHAVELLAlligator Staff WriterA new website which claims to have been made by the silent majority criticizes the Swamp Party and its presidential candidate. The website www.thetruthaboutbon.org was created Saturday, according to search results from www.whois.net. The website is registered to Gracie Freewaters and at 1142 Panhellenic Drive, UFs Zeta Tau Alpha sorority house. However, according to the UF directory, Freewaters is not a student. The phone number registered to the site did not return a message for comment. Swamp Party presidential candidate Christina Bonarrigo said she doesnt think one of her Zeta sisters created the site. Its a nameless person who hides behind a screen because nothing they say is true, she said. Swamp Party spokesman Elliot Grasso said he hadnt seen the website until Sunday evening. Considering all sources are anonymous, it doesnt seem very credible, he said. out who created it and will continue to focus on campaigning. She said she doesnt believe the Students Party created the website and called on her opponent, Johnny Castillo, to denounce it. Representatives of the Students Party said they had nothing to do with it. Grier Ferguson, a Students Party spokeswomwebsite. As [the Students Party] exec slate, it would be nothing we approve, she said. Ferguson added that her party wants to focus on voting, not slamming a particular candidate. We dont want it to be associated with our party, she said. Colleen Wright contributed to this report. Contact Samantha Shavell at firstname.lastname@example.org.Site criticizes Swamp SBP candidateSTUDENT GOVERNMENT THE VIDEO HAS GONE VIRAL. MARY VELASQUEZAlligator Contributing WriterAbout 800 students congregated on Turlington Plaza on Friday to thrust, onds. When the music stopped, the crowd quickly dispersed as if nothing happened. This dance routine known as the Harlem Shake has gone viral. The original Harlem Shake video, DO THE HARLEM SHAKE (ORIGINAL), was uploaded on Jan. 30, according to an ABC News blog. But, it wasnt until the The Harlem Shake v1 (TSCS original), uploaded on Feb. 2, formed the standards for the videos, according to YouTube Trends. That video has about 11.3 million views. The real dance has Ethiopian roots and began in Harlem, N.Y., in 1981, according to ABC News. Seth Lindstrom, a 20-year-old mechanical engineering junior, organized UF students. He invited about 100 people to the Facebook event he created, but through social networking, about 1,200 people clicked that they would attend. With hopes that the event would turn Gators do the Harlem Shake on Turlington KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterGainesville Police is investigating a Sunday morning burglary at a downtown apartment complex that left a UF graduate student injured and sparked authorities to send out a UF Alert to students, faculty and staff. apartment complex, located in the 400 block of West University Avenue, and found the victim with a cut on her head and a pool of The woman told police that just after she returned home from the Grog House Bar & Grill at about 2:45 a.m. Sunday, she heard a knock at her front door. She answered it, and a man forced himself into her apartment, punched her in the head and ran away from the complex, said Tobias said because the man didnt say anything to the woman at the time of the attack, police are ruling out sexual battery and robbery as a possible motive. ed with UFs Housing and Residence Educaabout 10:30 a.m. Sunday to inform students, faculty and staff about the incident. The message also reminded recipients to keep their residences locked and to make sure they know who is at the door before answering it. Contact Kathryn Varn at kvarn@alligator. org.Police investigate downtown apartment complex attackSEE SHAKE, PAGE 4Residents should keep doors locked
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 101 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 84/63 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 71/46 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/49 SUNNY 66/45 FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY WHATS HAPPENING?Design, Deluge & Dilemma Listen to a scientist and chess master as he challenges the widely accepted theory of evolution in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m. A Q-and-A regarding creation and science will follow. Come challenge Jonathan Sarfati as he plays 30 people simultaneously at chess from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the Plaza of the Americas the same day. Event is free for all to attend. Community Health Summit HEROES and HOSA will be presenting the second annual Community Health Summit: Issues in Healthcare. The Community Health Summit is bringing together a panel of speakers who have dedicated their lives to addressing these complex issues in the community and whose work has impacted the lives of the underserved people of Gainesville, as well as internationally in countless ways. The Community Health Summit will be held at 7 p.m. in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. Representatives from UF dental, medical, nursing and physician assistant schools will attend to answer your questions. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions. JSU and Manoa presents: A Night of Comedy with Aaron Friedman UF Hillel and JSU have partnered to bring another Jewish comedian to UF. Aaron Friedman, voted Funniest Jew in NY by The Jewish Week, will take the stage. Come to the UF Hillel library at 8 p.m. Life-planning seminar Adam Roark of the Roark Law Firm and Ryan Z. Westerburg of Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will be hosting a free and open discussion about wills, trusts, living wills, financial planning and other steps people can take to reduce the burdens created by the death or incapacity of a loved one. Drinks, snacks and a complimentary life-planning binder will be provided, and a Q-and-A session will follow the talk, which is Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Millhopper Branch Library. Better Evaluations topic of talk Talking Gators Toastmasters welcomes Mark Wollett from Gator Toastmasters to the Tuesday meeting. Wollett will lead a session on giving better speech evaluations. The event is free and open to all. The event begins at 5:45 p.m. in Entomology Building, Room 1031. The Feb. 26 meeting will be the annual Speech and Table Topics Contests. For more information, go to talkinggators. toastmastersclubs.org. Collaborating with Strangers on Sustainability Projects at UF Workshop Collaborating with Strangers workshops are designed to connect students, post-docs, faculty and researchers on campus during three-minute speed-meetings. The next workshop, Collaborating with Strangers on Sustainability Projects at UF, will be Thursday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 1A. Learn more at www.uflib.ufl.edu. Study Abroad Info Session On Thursday at 3 p.m. in Stuzin Hall, Room 200, there will be an information session highlighting the UF in London, Rome, Paris and Madrid study abroad programs. These four programs are offered every Summer, Fall and Spring semester. All UF students are welcome. RSVP on Facebook: Study Abroad Info Session February 21. Contact Lucy DiLeo at 352-273-0165. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will be meeting this Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Matherly Hall, Room 16. Students who attend will learn more about how to make a difference in the lives of Alachua County children by developing one-on-one relationships through one of the most renowned mentor ing programs in the United States. The members will also be talking about two March events that will both benefit the Littles. Applications to become a Big Brother or Big Sister will be available at the meeting. For more information, email bbbsatuf@gmail. com. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to email@example.com. To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. Live theater through satire Id Like to Buy an Enemy, live theater exploring justice and peace-building through gentle satire, will be presented by Ted & Company TheaterWorks on Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE Second Place, downtown Gainesville. Its free and sponsored by the Beltram Peace Center. For more information, call Eve MacMaster at 352-377-6577 or check www.tedandcompany.com. RUB Entertainment Presents: The Norman Magic Experience On Wednesday, The Norman Magic Experience is coming to UF. The Norman Magic Experience stars national touring magician Norman Ng. Named Americas Best Live Novelty Act by Campus Activities Magazine, Norman will blow peoples minds with his magic, comedy and audience participation. This event is brought to you by RUB Entertainment. It is free and open to the public. The show starts at 8 p.m. in the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz Union. Disciples of Flora: Gardens in History and Culture Conference This interdisciplinary conference Thursday and Friday will explore the place and vitality of gardens as cultural objects and repositories of meaning. Events will include panels, a book exhibit, a garden tour of the UF campus and a guided tour of the Asian gardens at the Samuel P. Harn Museum of Art. No registration is required. This program is free and open to the public. For more infor mation, visit www.wst.ufl. edu/. Rust and Bone at the Hipp Cinema A Golden Globe nominee for Best Foreign Language Film, Rust and Bone with Oscar winner, Marion Cotillard, is playing at the Hippodrome State Theatre Cinema until Thursday. After a tragic accident leaves Stephanie handicapped, she develops an unusual relationship with Alain, a struggling single father who helps her recover her will to live. Visit www. thehipp.org or call 352-375HIPP to buy tickets, and stop by 25 SE Second Place to see the film.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Feb. 17, 1972: Gainesville found its very own Lady Godiva and she was a true blonde. An unnamed woman reportedly ran along 13th Street stark-naked. She ended up at the intersection of 13th Street and University Avenue. A crowd formed around her as she screamed incoherently until police arrived. She refused any offerings of clothing, so she rode in handcuffs to the Alachua General Hospital. Feb. 18, 1981: Several Gainesville banks reported receiving counterfeit $20 bills. Secret Service agent Robert Warner said Interstate 75 attracts counterfeiters, as it is a quick route to transfer money north and south. A gas station owner also received a false bill it was a dollar bill with $20 corners added on. Local bankand go. Feb. 21, 1997: UF researchers received a $4 million grant to study HIV in women. They hoped to use it to develop a new medical treatment for the virus by studying the effects of stress and other psychological ailments on the early progression of HIV in women. Researchers at other universities had already drawn a connection between stress and the rapid rates of progression of the virus. Feb. 22, 2006: A Gainesville dog named Cujo found human remains in his owners yard. The Labrador retriever mix found a rib bone of what crime scene investigators guessed was from a small person, possibly a female. Four days later, he found a skull. Police excavated the land and found a few other bones. They guessed the remains might have come from a nearby cemetery. KRISTAN WIGGINSCRIME KATHRYN VARNAlligator WriterGainesville Police arrested a Regional Transit System bus driver Friday night for allegedly stealing two cellphones. Police charged Kathryn Spencer, 45, of 4100 SW 20th Ave., Ben Tobias. Tobias said Spencer allegedly took a $600 cellphone Friday after she stopped at Hunters Run Apartments, located at 2600 SW Williston Road, during her break. After Spencer returned to her bus, apartment managemissing. The manager told police the only person who went in and used the bathroom during that time was an RTS bus missing phone and found out it followed the same path as Spencers bus route, Tobias said. During questioning with police, Spencer said someone turned in the phone to her on the bus. She added that RTS drivers are required to turn in lost and found property bebut later admitted it was in her trunk, according to the report. and a cellphone that belonged to Jenne Nekole Patterson. Patterson reported her phone stolen Jan. 15 after she left it on a windowsill outside of a Reitz Union bathroom, according to the report. County Jail. Spencer was released just before 2 p.m. Saturday Contact Kathryn Varn at firstname.lastname@example.org.RTS driver arrested on theft charges THE ANDROID APP SHOULD BE LAUNCHED BY NEXT WEEK. MOISES REYESAlligator Contributing WriterAfter a 24-hour designing and programming competition, TXT TAG will have a new mobile application and an improved website that allows users to send messages by only knowing a license plate tag. The new app was developed dur ing a hackathon competition this weekend at the Gainesville Hacker space, located at 101 SE Second Place, Suite 100. Good Ol Original Design Inc. hosted the event with three teams working to develop a TXT TAG app for iPhone and Android devices and an improved website. Matthew Carroll narrowly beat to win a $500 cash prize for his Android app design. Carroll, a 24-year-old mobile developer, said he was excited to win. It feels great, he said. Honestly, after seeing the other presentations, I didnt think I would. Katie Russ, 23, and Sam Sewall, 20, won for their TXT TAG Web app. Although several people signed up for the iOS app competition, none participated. Eric L. Pheterson, a 24-year old UF aerospace and mechanical engineering alumnus and chief executive Inc., said the app developed from the competition will allow users to contact car owners who may be blocking them in a parking lot or have left their headlights on. He said his company plans to partcan use the app to warn drivers of Peterson said the new Android app should be launched by either the end of the week or the beginning of next week.Competition sees improved TXT TAG appSpencer
4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013Andrea Sarcos / AlligatorTurlington Plaza was packed with more than 800 students dancing to Harlem Shake by Baauer on Friday afternoon. Their video is one of 40,000, according to YouTube. A costumed Gator thrust, the beat dropped then students went wildout as planned, Lindstrom, the sound and camera crews arrived on Turlington Plaza around 11:50 a.m. rived, Karim Hussain, a 20-year-old mar keting junior, positioned himself on the Lindstrom standing on a small wooden box, thrusting into the air shirtless and masked with a Gator head. Shake video a lone dancer in a normal setting. old industrial and systems engineering senior, set up his sound system and three speakers. By 12:20 p.m., they were ready for the dancers. The banana, Lego man and Santa dents quickly began to stand shoulder to shoulder. At 12:40 p.m., there was no way to get to class through the plaza. Lindstrom took stage on his small platform in the middle. Harlem Shake by Baauer began to blast through the speakers. He thrusted by his lonesome while the sea of dancers stood motionless. The beat dropped and the 800 students joined One dancer, Sabrina Mone, a 20-yearover a pole at the front of the crowd. I was actually trying to leapfrog over the pole, she said. Gators and Its Great to be a Florida Gator chants. Afterward, they returned to their daily activities in their Mad Hatter and construction worker costumes. was uploaded Friday night and is one of 40,000 Harlem Shake videos, according to the YouTube Trends. As of Sunday, Lindstroms video had about 197,000 views. map, Lindstrom said. SHAKE, from page 1LOC AL KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator WriterSam Parrish stood in line Saturday night under the rafters of a warmly lit pavilion, looking earnestly for a cricket cupcake. Is that the last one? she asked as a man reached for the lone chocolate-frosted treat sitting in a tin tray. He retreated, and the 21-year-old UF alumna made off with the last cupcake. Parrish joined about 400 other people eager to taste dishes with unusual ingredients at the UF Wildlife Societys 30th Annual Beast Feast at the Whitehurst Lodge in Archer. lines of tables crowded under the rafters of the pavilion, scooping entrees such as deer liver with onions, buffalo lasagna and fried Burmese python from tin dishes. Thomas Seberry, a 24-year-old UF second-year veterinary medicine graduate student, said the event appealed to him because it let him experience school subjects from a different angle. I work on these animals, he said. Its this, maybe sick, desire I wonder what they taste like? All of the meat was donated, said William Giuliano, a UF assistant professor of wildlife ecology and conservation and faculty adviser for the wildlife club. Cody Godwin, a 23-year-old UF wildlife and ecology conservation senior, said he and six other students collected about 400 Cuban anole lizards from around UFs campus. Godwin said his group hunted the lizards at night, plucking the sleeping amphibians from foliage near Newins-Ziegler Hall and the Natural Area Teaching Laboratory. Anoles are considered an invasive species in Florida, Godwin said, and offering them as part of the menu synced with this years event theme: raising awareness about invasive species. On Saturday night, Godwin stood at the end of a buffet line, handing out samples of the fried critters. In the pan, they looked like shriveled onion rings. from Martin County, ate a lizard for It tasted like really, really tiny alligators, he said. Its kind of, like, funky-earthy. His daughter, Monica Gervais, tried one, too. When the 20-year-old UF third-year pharmacy graduate student crunched into the lizard, she compared the taste to an overly fried french fry. When he ate the lizard, Brian Gervais held it like corn on the cob and pulled the meat off with his Thats how you taste the meat itself, he said. Wildlife organization, meat lovers gather for annual beast feast JORDAN ALBRIGHTAlligator Contributing WriterThere might be something phishy going on with UF emails. Someone sends an email as a legitimate UF source, when it is really just a piece of bait. Then someone might lure students into giving personal identifying information that he or she then uses for his or her own gain. scams, UF Information Technology reminded students that no one from the university will ever ask for a Gatorlink password or complete social security number. In an email interview, UFIT Communications Manager Tracy Gale wrote the email and phone scams have been targeting students, faculty and staff from academic and administrative sectors. Last week, Ada Kokoshi, a 20-yearemail phishing scam attempt. She received an email to her UF Webmail account from a seemingly legitimate UF email address that told her that her account was compromised and she needed to go to a website to change her password. When I looked at it, I knew something was phishy, she said. Even the word different was spelled wrong. Kokoshi said she doesnt give her password out, so she deleted the email. Gale said if anyone in the UF community receives a phone call or email requesting personal information, they should email or call the UF Computing Help Desk with the details. She said the only time the help desk may need the last four digits of a students Social Security number is when a student forgets his or her password or needs a password reset. Even then, no one at the desk can see a students full Social Security number. UFIT issues alerts when a threat is In order to combat the phone and email scams, she said UFIT wants to teach UF students about the importance of Internet safety through ongoing outreach activities, including contests, events on campus and frequently updated information on the UFIT sites. UF email suffers scams STUDENTS WILL STILL TAKE SPRING BREAK CARNIVAL CRUISES. MICHELLE LEUTEAlligator Contributing WriterCarnivals latest cruise ship ordeal may not affect one of their consumer groups much at all. Andrew Pisacano has already booked his Carnival cruise ship for Spring Break, and he plans on keeping it. The 21-year-old statistics junior will be heading to Mexico from a port in Tampa for a wont let it happen again. If it does, we have a story to tell and a refund, Pisacano said. Last week, the Carnival cruise ship Triumph, which held about 3,000 passengers, was pulled into a port in Mobile, Ala. On Feb. ships power to stop functioning, according to ABC News. Food supplies and medicine for elderly passengers were running short, and pipes had burst, causing sewage to leak into the rooms. According to NBC News, passengers were instructed to relieve themselves in bags that the crew would come by to pick up. Triumph passengers were reimbursed for the cruise, given a free future cruise and $500. Despite the recent incident, Sirah Mora and Reynaldo Calzadilla dont want to rule Carnival out as a future possibility. Mora, an 18-year-old international studies freshman, said Carnival did a good job handling the situation because everyone was safe. She said she and Calzadilla, a 19-year-old computer engineering freshman, had begun looking at Carnival cruises for this upcoming Spring Break but ultimately ruled it out because Carnival required one person in the group booking to be at least 25 years of age. because of the price. Calzadilla, who has been on two Carnival cruises already, said he believes students in general will react similarly to how he and Mora did. He said money is a big deal to students, whereas families with young children would probably be more concerned about safety. Like Mora and Calzadilla, Pisacano was mainly attracted to the companys prices. He said he doesnt think this incident will affect Carnivals business in the long run, and the company is dealing with it well.Plans unaffected by cruise issues Its kind of, like, funkyearthy.Brian Gervais If it does, we have a story to tell and a refund.Andrew Pisacanostatistics junior
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Erin Winick / AlligatorBrenna Fox, 8, runs with her mother Yael Fox, 32, in the Five Points of Life Kids Marathon. This was their second year participating. ELENI KOUVATSOSAlligator Contributing WriterThe Five Points of Life Foundation and LifeSouth blood Runners speed through weekend marathonsSTATE DANIELLA DE LA CAMPAAlligator Contributing Writer Florida Park Service releases free parks app AUTHORS WORKED FOR 15 YEARS. MARY VELASQUEZAlligator Contributing Writer Study might give the anxious less to fear For somebody, that can make a lifetime of difference.Gary KirklandLifeSouth media specialist
Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialMONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 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 email@example.com, 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.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITORTodays question: Have you ever been scammed through email? 48% YES 52% NO129 TOTAL VOTESFridays question: Do you feel safe walking around Midtown alone?Nightmare Boat: How a cruise went horribly awry Guys, last week CNN devoted 758 broadcast minutes in a 24-hour period to coverage of the now infamous poop ship. Yes, poop ship is the colloquial term for the Carnival ship Triumph. Its a hilarious name for a really gross vacation. that stranded the ship for days in the Gulf of Mexico. There were the immediate concerns, among them how to get the passengers home once they got off the ship, a process that was set to begin shortly after the ship docked Thursday at 9:30 p.m. Central time, said a New York Times report. Also at system, the power, and the sewage, heating and air-conditioning systems on the 14-year-old ship, which had mechanical troubles last month that delayed a similar cruise to Mexico. The sewage is the main problem here. People had to poop into bags; sewage was leaking everywhere. It sounded like a horrible time. Its like being locked in a Porta Potty for days, said Peter Cass, a physician from Beaumont, Tex., as the ship got closer to Mobile, Ala., on Thursday, according to The New York Times article. Weve lived through two hurricanes, and this is worse. But they were still on a cruise, so the food was amazing. Some people had to eat jelly and bread and zucchini and red onion sandwiches while other passengers had lobster and chocolate cake, according to the Los Angeles Times. The running joke of the story is that CNN wouldnt exactly And then it was like they couldnt stop giving it news coverage. Those 758 broadcast minutes add up to about 52 percent of the day, according to BuzzFeed. Maybe the media gives way too much attention to things once they get weird, but we should also be paying attention to a stranded cruise ship no matter what. Through the investigation of what journalists could do from shore, we learned some pretty neat things about the incident. I just wanted to vomit, like every second probably, said 12-year-old passenger Allie Taylor, according to a CNN article. The most heartening facts, though, were tales of how the crew handled the debacle. The crew worked around the clock to try to make the situation somewhat bearable, read the CNN article. They constantly checked on passengers, often with smiles on their faces. Thank goodness. Apparently losing power on a cruise ship is not as enjoyable as getting, like, locked in a mall like that one episode of The O.C. Maybe its on us as a society to not go on such lavish vacations. Like, were so sorry that our luxury giant boat had a problem, and now we cant eat all-we-can-eat like we originally thought. Suck it, foreign countries that are struggling to put food on the table! We need better priorities. We need to focus on real problems. We need to not broadcast poop ship for most of a news day.Like you, I take the upcoming Student Government election very seriously. Or maybe you dont take the upcoming SG election very seriously, in which case we are no longer friends (or if we werent friends before, we are now; so there). As you know, a central part of being a serious election taker is arguing about issues. As Americans, we have a constitutional duty to argue indiscriminately about issues and to refuse to concede even the smallest point to our opponent by dismissing their arguments with eye rolls and condescending sighs. This duty applies to the SG elections as well. gue about things I know nothing about. Today, I will present in a special edition of the-column-by-that-crazy-dude-withthe-beard a guide to each partys stances on the issues that mean the most to all of us. book pages or other productions. Except for the stuff I made up. 1. FREE SPEECH Free speech is an issue very close to the empty space where my heart should be. I believe government should protect free speech not try to actively restrict it. For example, say there are two hypothetical publications. Well call them the Iliad and the Crocodile. ernment allied with the other over a vaguely illegal attempt to severely hinder its circulation. If the party in power were to support free speech, perhaps this battle could be won. Hypothetically. Lets see what the parties say about it. STUDENTS PARTY: The Students Party stands for free speech. SWAMP PARTY: Lunch with Christina have lunch on the lawn every two weeks to talk to students about their needs. Is this lunch free? Is it scheduled, or is she just going to show up randomly every two weeks and start asking students about their needs? Whose lawn? What kind of needs are we talking about here? How many hypothetical questions are you allowed to ask before a gag gets played out? The Swamp Party has not answered any of these questions. Possibly because I didnt ask them. ADVANTAGE: STUDENTS PARTY 2. STANDING As you all know, I am a big supporter of standing. I do it at least three times a day. Standing in, standing up, standing down, standing for these are all great things we can do because of our constitutional right to stand. How do the parties compare in the stances on standing? STUDENTS PARTY: The Students Party stands SWAMP PARTY: Newell Hall study center to allow students to study 24/7. I dont know about you, but I never study standing up. So I think the Swamp Party is opposed to standing. Im not going to take this sitting down! ADVANTAGE: STUDENTS PARTY 3. HAVING STUDENTS IN THE NAME OF THEIR PARTY This one is self-explanatory. ADVANTAGE: STUDENTS PARTY Well, with a score I wasnt keeping track of, the Students Party wins my vote. I found representatives of both parties to interview for their reactions to this. Students Party representative: What are you doing here? This is my bedroom! Its like 4:30 in the morning!! Im calling the cops!!! Swamp Party representative: Dallin invented me. Like, right now. He didnt even do that right, either. He made me a 50-year-old, retired, Polish ballerina. I dont have anything to say about some dumb SG election. I dont even speak English! I want to end on a serious note. Save the racks. Fight breast cancer. Dallin Kelson is an English senior at UF. His column runs on Mondays.All you need to know about SG elections Dallin Kelson firstname.lastname@example.org
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7Peace Corps is committed to UFThe Peace Corps is committed to maintaining a strong relationship with the UF community and will have regular recruiter presence on campus to further support students and graduates who want to serve overseas, contrary to the assertions in the opinion column, Peace Corps celebrates UFs grads, but cur rent students are left in the dark, on Feb. 12. So that it can better serve potential volunrecruitment approach in Florida and across the country. This means that instead of workwork virtually and go to potential applicants in their regions. This approach is more community-based and helps Peace Corps cast an even wider net for the best applicants. energy toward meeting people from the Peace Corps community on campus. In addition, regional staff members have been in communication with university administrators to ensure that Peace Corps is well-positioned for continuing recruitment success. Earlier this month, we recognized UF as the Peace Corps Top College. UF consistently produces graduates who are committed to making a difference. I have no doubt that record numbers of UF graduates will continue to change the world through Peace Corps. To reach out to Chad for more information, email email@example.com. Carrie Hessler-Radelet Peace Corps acting directorLocal officials shouldnt restrict votingRep. Dennis Baxley and Alachua GOP chairman Stafford Jones should be ashamed of their efforts to restrict voting rights and opportunities for college students. Voters are already forced to wait in line for hours on Election Day. Political leaders should be working to process. that their political relevance depends on suppressing the generally liberal attitudes of college students. These politicians are attempting to shut those whom they disagree with out of the political process entirely. It is time to end these voter suppression efforts conducted in the name of nonexistent voter fraud. It is time to begin to increase the ease of access to our democratic process. For those who didnt follow the entire story, this law was born out of the election for the city of Gainesvilles mayor in 2010. That same mayor, Craig Lowe, is up for re-election this March. What better way to send a strong message to Baxley, Jones and their friends by letting our voices be heard in this election? Elliot Levy public relations sophomore at UFLetters to the Editor Election week is here. When you walk around campus, dozens of people from the Swamp Party and the Students Party will try to talk to you about Student Government. We know its annoying. We wish we didnt have to bother you, but SG elections are just too important. Every semester, about $200 of your money goes to SG, assuming you take 12 credit hours. Do you know how its spent? Neither do we. hundreds of pages of budget documents in binder after binder. We think it should be much easier for you to see how your money is spent in SG. In fact, we think you should have a much bigger say in how each dollar of SGs $18.2 million budget is spent each year. This Tuesday and Wednesday, you have the opportunity to make your voice heard. You have the opportunity to make a statement about what you want from SG. You have the opportunity to vote. in SG because we love this university. And because we love this university, we care about changing it for the better. So here are our promises to you: We promise to freeze your Activity and Service Fee. We promise to make the budget process fair and transparent. We promise to make it easier for student organizations to receive funding. We promise to make campus a safer place for all students. We promise to strive to make UF the most sustainable campus in the country. We promise to bring better food choices to campus. We promise to make transportation by bus, car and bike more convenient for students. We promise to make SG a place where all students are welcome. The other party tends to echo some of our promises. But the difference between us and them is that theyve had four years to make good on their promises, and unfortunately for UF students, they havent delivered. Albert Einstein said insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Its time for something different in UF SG. Its time for the Students Party. Johnny Castillo, Student Body president candidate, the Students Party. Jenna Goldman, Student Body vice president candidate, the Students Party. Billy Farrell, Student Body treasurer candidate, the Students Party.Students Party brings a different spin to Student GovernmentGuest columnSwamp Party promises a lot of things it cannot deliver. There are two scenarios: Either they know this and are lying. Or they dont know and are not capable of governing effectively. According to its published platform points, the Swamp Party wants to simultaneously decrease all fees for graduate assistants and provide a % increase for student organization budgets for Considering graduate students provide about $4.7 million to the SG budget, the Swamp Party will have to increase the SG student fees quite a bit if they really expect to cut revenues and increase student organization funding. Everybody pays this fee, called the Activity and Service Fee, which is currently $16.06/credit hour. Out of the current $18.2 million budget, only about $926,000 went to student organizations and about $460,000 went to academic organizations; the rest was for overhead and SG events. No matter how you spin those numbers, this is responsible. Student organizations should get more funding; after all, its their money SG spends, but the money must come from somewhere. Christina Bonarrigo, author of the SG budget and current Swamp Party Student Body presidential candidate, said during Wednesdays FLC debate that the Florida governor will invest into UF next year. Thats how she plans to increase student organization funding. What she doesnt realize nor wants you to know is that the governors plan to give UF to be used for STEM programs and to hire more faculty. The money is certainly not to be diverted to the SG budget or student organizations. The governor has already cut UFs budget in favor of STEM-focused programs to the point that a shared services model had to be implemented to share administrative resources between departments and to save money and jobs. Ultimately: UF programs were reduced. Graduate assistant funding decreased. People still lost their jobs. Other pipe dreams pandering to various student groups for their votes include building a collegiate veterans memorial to commemorate all Fallen Gators. This would create a cultural center place in the Reitz Union. Another is developing a Blue Light safety mobile application. class mobile application. application that allows students and guests to pay for meters through their phones. I am a veteran. And I am truly insulted by this insincere attempt to understand what veterans need. Instead of the memorial, why not partner with the Wounded Warrior Project and other organizations to better reintegrate service members returning from active duty? I cannot emphasize how hard it is to come back from war. The exclusion of minorities, obesity, assault, rape, binge drinking and drunk driving also wont be remedied by a cultural center, expensive mobile applications or a shuttle service. Heres what SG should do: Educate students. Break cleavages. Build a community. Technology is not a shortcut to innovation. A room at the Reitz Union is no alternative to a program of outreach and education. Throwing imaginary money around might get the votes of those students not paying attention, but informed students will not fall for cheap tricks. Good luck getting publishers to agree to make less money to move textbooks into an e-text version to make textbooks cheaper for students. And good luck getting professors teaching the same course code [to] work together on teaching the same materials so students can study together. That will be just as easy as making bars, police and Regional Transit System pay their own overhead costs. As well as paying for employee salaries for an extra hour so that you can have a soft closing of bars until 3 a.m. to try to sober up enough to drive or hopefully walk home. Whether youre legal or underage, you are all adults. Act like it. Oh, and one more thing. There already is a technology that allows students to use their laptops, cellphones or tablets as a clicker in the classroom. That doesnt work either. Victor M. Olivieri is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the department of political science.Picking apart the Swamp Partys platform by the numbersGuest columnVictor M. OlivieriSpeaking Out Students PartySpeaking Out
COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterJohnny Castillo Almost three years ago, Johnny Castillo Jenna Goldman Billy Farrell 8, ALLIGATOR Kelly Logan/ Alligator StaffJenna Goldman, the Students Partys vice presidential candidate, stands next to presi dential candidate Johnny Castillo and Billy Farrell, the partys candidate for treasurer. The Students Party candidatesOFF TO THE RACES
COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterChristina Bonarrigo Christina Bonarrigo wasted no time getting involved with SG in her college career. The 22-year-old political science senior hopes to bring four years worth of experience to a climactic close as the Swamp Partys candidate for Student Body president. Bonarrigo, who is currently the Student Senate president, has represented District A for four years. During her time in the Senate, she was a member of the judiciary and budget committees and became the Budget and Appropriations Committee chairwoman last year. Her accomplishments include extending SNAPs hours, working with the City of menting more Regional Transit System bus routes. Bonarrigo is a Zeta Tau Alpha sister. She has served on the Title IX Committee, web services advisory, bookstore committee, transportation and access fee committee, local fee committee, the technology fee committee and Capital Improvement Trust Fund. Bonarrigo is the founder of the Swamp a personal, female touch. Ive always wanted to be an inspiration for women especially on this campus, she said. Public relations and business management senior Dara Schopp, 21, met Bonarrigo her freshman year. Shes worked her ass off for so long, Schopp said. I dont think theres a better per son for the job. Joselyn Rivas Joselyn Rivas was vice president of her high school for two years. Shes trying to continue that tradition here at UF. ogy junior, is running for Student Body vice president on the Swamp Partys ticket. She said SG cabinet, which the vice president over Rivas became involved her sophomore year at UF as the Multicultural Affairs Cabinet director. In Fall 2012, she became the Diversity Division chair of SG cabinet. As vice president, Rivas said she would bridge the gap between SG and the Student Body. Its good to be proud of where you came from and to celebrate other peoples heritage, she said. Rivas is also involved with the Young Leaders Conference, Inter-Residence Hall Association and her sorority, Gamma Eta. Rivas said she was proud to be running with Bonar Family, youth and community sciences senior Jennifer Rodriguez, 21, was in the same pledge class as Rivas. Just living with her Ive seen how hard she puts her effort in, she said. I think its phenomenal because Lord knows I couldnt do it. Jayce Victor Jayce Victor transferred to UF from Valencia College two years ago because his best friend was a Gator. Two years later, the 22-year-old philosophy senior is Swamp Partys candidate for Student Body treasurer. Victor said he is running because of the in SG. As treasurer, Victor said he would increase student fees to enhance the student experience. Victor said he would sponsor more training for student organizations looking to get in the SG budget cycle. Victor is the president and founder of the Black Law Students Association at UF. He served as a student senator for District D in Fall 2011. Victor is Gatorships assistant director for educational development and treasurer for his fraternity, Iota Phi Theta. academic, hes always there, said family, youth and community sciences senior Bryant Rora, 22. MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 All UF students will be able to vote for 50 senators, three executive candidates and a non-binding referendum on soft bar closings at Tuesday and Wednesdays Student Government elections. These are some of the platform points for each party. Party PlatformsStudents Party Swamp Party SG reform Implement an online voting system Protect students right to free speech, expression and the press Transparency in SG Film Student Senate meetings and post them online Post more advertisements for open SG positions Cut unfair SG executive perks Be more responsible about travel expenses and Reform SG elections Have the supervisor of elections chosen by an independent body instead of an appointment by the Student Body president Change the voting system for Senate elections to a proportional representation system Tuition regulation Oppose tuition hikes and cuts to Bright Futures Fight for more state funding Budget reform Double the budget of student organizations Eliminate wasteful spending in SG Freeze activity and service fees at the current level Create a budget that gives students an explanation of everything SG is funding Make the budget quick and easy for students to access and search via the SG website Freeze graduate assistant fees at current rates Improving academic life Create a waiting list on ISIS for the drop/add period each semester Allow unused SG printing lab pages to roll over from previous semesters Transportation Double the number of bike racks on campus Expand bus routes and services to students Reallocate the colors of parking spaces across campus so there is more car and scooter parking for students Upgrading UF Expand student recreation center hours on weekends to close at midnight Add more power outlets and increase study rooms and whiteboards in Marston Science Library Dining Improvement Add more choices for responsible alcohol drinkers Work to bring more popular restaurants to campus and to the areas surrounding campus Sustainability Add more paper recycling bins across campus Advocate for more solar panels on buildings Create more incentives for students to practice sustainable behavior Offer discounts for students who use reusable meal containers and water bottles, ride a bike, plant a vegetable garden and more Student Safety broken lights and adding more blue lights Add more street lamps on campus -Expand SNAP by buying two more vans From the Students Party Website Better UF Create a blue light safety application Decrease graduate assistant fees Better predict the cost of college during students time at UF by creating a contract between administration and students Create a soft closing of bars until 3 a.m. Campus Life Build a collegiate veterans memorial for all Fallen Gators Promote nutritional information in dining halls Advocate to be an Ashoka U Changemaker Campus sports Create an app that allows students and guests to pay for meters through their phones Academics Move textbooks to an e-text version Create a 24/7 Newell Hall study center Replace classroom clickers with technology that allows students to to use their laptops, cellphones or tablets as a clicker Have professors teaching the same course code work together on teaching the same materials so students can study together Diversity Institute an interfaith cabinet director to work with religious organizations Create a cultural center in the Reitz Union Create more prayer rooms on campus Swamp Party for Transparency Increase student organization budgets for Build a liaison program between student organizations and SG Hold town hall meetings about the SG budget and give students the chance to provide feedback and ideas Have lunch on the lawn with Christina Bonarrigo every two weeks to talk to students about their needs College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Platform Make blue book and green book exam packets free for all CLAS Students Create a listserv for all CLAS students with scholarship and internship opportunities Partner with CLAS Ambassadors to create CLAS programming Partner with the Career Resource Center to improve the CLAS career fair Increase scholarships for international students within the college Engineering Platform Push for digital textbooks Add cloud storage space to students Gatorlink account Increase hours of operation at Marston Science Library Allow more discussion time per class Add more power outlets in Marston Science Library Renovate furniture and increase whiteboards in Marston Science Library *From the Swamp Party websiteShawn Janetzke / Alligator Staff Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffSwamp Party vice presidential candidate Joselyn Rivas stands with the partys presi dential candidate Christina Bonarrigo and treasurer candidate Jayce Victor. 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MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Poll QuestionWhich breakout player during Florida baseballs opening weekend will have the best season in 2013? Vote online at alligatorSports.org.Sophomore Lauren Haeger hit a game-tying home run with two outs in the bottom of the seventh on Sunday. See story, page 15. POWERS TWO HOMERS WERE THE FIRST AND SECOND OF HIS CAREER. JOSH JURNOVOYAlligator Staff WriterZack Powers got his mojo back on Sunday. grand slams and tallied nine RBI in No. 17 Floridas (2-1) 16-5 win against Duke (12), clinching the season-opening series at McKethan Stadium. To have a game like this is real special, Powers said. With the Gators leading 6-3 in the seventh inning, second baseman Casey Turgeon walked, and pinch hitter Kevin Ramjit both were hit by pitches to load the bases for Powers. On a 2-2 count, Powers hit a line-drive Blue Devils right-hander Ryan Munger. Gators a 10-3 lead. I was just trying to get a base hit, out the team, get another RBI. The second time, I kind of got greedy. Powers greed was rewarded in the next Ryan Jones / Alligator Sophomore hits two grand slams, helps clinch series PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff WriterAnother ranked Southeastern Confer ence foe, another missed opportunity for coach Amanda Butler and the Gators. Three days after coming up short in a 78-71 loss to Texas A&M on the road, Florida again wasted a chance to earn a signature victory, dropping a critical conference matchup with No. 13 Geor gia in the OConnell Center. sell, the Bulldogs escaped the Gators upset bid in a 62-57 victory on Sunday. The loss drops UF (15-11, 4-8 SEC) to just 2-6 in its past eight games. Its very frustrating because it feels like the things that are in our control, we are not controlling, Butler said. As fundamental as an individuals energy level or focus and how hard they are listening to what we are trying to do. Little things like that become game-changers. Said senior Jennifer George: We have the potential, this team, to be really good. But potential has not translated into victories. Florida is 0-6 against ranked opponents during conference play. Five of those losses have come by eight points or fewer in what has become an increasingly frustrating season for the Gators. Butlers team has been unable to take the next step in its development and will likely miss the NCAA Tournament because of it. Were a young team, and we are learning the lessons the hard way, unfortunately, Butler said. down 16 rebounds for the Bulldogs (214, 9-3 SEC), who overcame 36.7 percent victory in Gainesville since Jan. 24, 2008. paint, scored 13 of her game-high 17 points in the second half to keep Florida within striking distance. UF loses to Georgia at homeMENS BASKETBALL LANDON WATNICKAlligator WriterBefore Saturdays game, Kenny Boynton remembered what happened at Auburn Arena two seasons ago. During an ugly 45-40 win against the Tigers on Jan. 20, 2011, the Gators shot a dismal 28.3 percent and went 5 of 26 from beyond the arc. Boynton had a rough game, scoring nine points on 3-of-13 shooting and going 2 of 9 from three-point range. We thought about it, Boynton said. We knew the game could be as close as it was two years ago. Thanks to hot outside shooting, the Gators had Saturday afternoons contest practically wrapped up by halftime. No. 7 Florida (21-3, 11-1 Southeastern Conference) buried a season-best 15 threepointers on 30 attempts in its 83-52 road victory against Auburn. We couldnt get nothing to fall two years ago, but [Saturday] everyone was on, Boynton said. All of us did a great job of knocking down shots. Behind junior point guard Scottie Wilbekins 10 assists, the Gators tallied a seathe open man on the perimeter. Twelve of the Gators 15 made threesituations. Nine were uncontested. Florida did not shy away from taking goals from the perimeter. During their past cent of its shots from three-point range. As long as his players take good looks, the high percentage doesnt bother coach Billy Donovan. Who scores is just a guy being in the right spot at the right time, Donovan said. Were just going to take the extra pass and move and share it. Boynton passed Andrew DeClercq on Saturday as Floridas all-time leader with 129 starts, and the senior guard pieced together an impressive shooting performance. Boynton drained 4 of his 9 attempts from Three-point shooting key in winSEE BASEBALL, P A GE 14 SEE GEOR GIA P A GE 14 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 14 UF W omens Bask etball We knew the game could be as close as it was two years ago. UF guardPoll ResultsWas Floridas win against Kentucky the Gators most important victory of the season?44% YES 56% NO45 total votes
Freshman forward Christin ward Anne Marie Armstrong comeback. time with a second to Contact Phillip Heilman at firstname.lastname@example.org ALLIGATOR David Carr / Alligator StaffKenny Boynton attempts a shot during Floridas 69-52 victory against Kentucky on Feb. 12 at the OConnell Center. Senior guard scored 16 points in victory threes came on the wing. HOOPS, from page 13 GEOR GIA, from page 13Bulldogs went on 18-4 GYMNAS TICS CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Writer meet. For the second conof the Week honor. son. Faehn said. Florida freshman earns third all-around title in victory tie the game. Contact Josh Jurnovoy at email@example.com. BASEBALL, from page 13Faehn Butler UF Baseball
ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer ALLIGATORElise Giordano / Alligator StaffFirst baseman Lauren Haeger (17) runs home after hitting a game-tying homer during Floridas 4-3 victory against Charleston Southern on Sunday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. LA CROSSE MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator WriterBlue Devils snap Gators 25-match winning streak Gilroy In all essence, it was probably three mistakes all in one play.Tim WaltonUF coach UF T ennis Duke earned 4-0 victory in Final Four rematch
ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff WriterAfter Sundays game ended, clay dotted the right side of Cody Dents uniform from his chest to his cleats. His Oakley glasses shined in the afternoon sun. He smiled as he gestured to his family in the stands. Dent had a weekend worth smiling about. He saved his best game for last. Dent picked up his sixth career multi-hit game in Floridas seaDuke on Sunday at McKethan Stadium. He stroked a hanging cur veball from Blue Devils starter Jeff Kremers head during the second inning. The Boynton Beach native followed his second career double by singling home Josh Tobias four frames later. Dent crossed home plate himself in Sundays game, scoring on an RBI single from Kevin Stypulkowski in the bottom of the eighth. The stats read 3 for 8 with two RBI and a run in three games from his familiar ninth spot. Dent led all starters with a .375 aver age. Blue Devils coach Chris Pollard even brought in lefty specialist Remy Janco on Saturday to face Dent during the fourth inning. He had a great weekend, coach Kevin OSullivan said. Hes earned the opportunity to move up. I thought about moving him up yesterday and today, but hes been swinging the bat really good. I didnt want to disrupt the lineup very much, but Im really pleased with how he swung the bat this weekend. Finding success at the plate has been rough for Dent. He had a career .180 average during his But a swing adjustment in the summer helped him. Former Major Leaguer Bucky Dent, Codys father, said the senior should use a leg kick during his swing. Cody went to work, and the Florida coaching staff approved. So far, so good. It has helped with my timing a lot more, Dent said. I get timed up for a fastball, and I wont swing at a breaking ball until two strikes. I was getting stopped. My rhythm was getting interrupted (last year). His bat isnt the only changed aspect of his game. With Daniel Pigott playing professional baseball and Tyler Thompson foregoing his senior season for personal reasons, the Dent backed up Tobias at third last season. He made just one start in center in 2012 and never Florida. Despite his inexperience, Dent didnt make an error in 10 chances during the weekend. Dent didnt show any nerves Dent went 1 for 3 with runners in scoring position during the weekend series. We know he can swing the bat, Zack Powers said. He swung the bat good during the fall and the spring. Hes going to come out here and show it. He works hard. hardest workers on the team. Hes been the same hard worker paying off. Contact Adam Pincus at firstname.lastname@example.org. 16, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 David Carr / Alligator Staff I get timed up for a fastball, and I wont swing at a breaking ball until two strikes. I was getting stopped. My rhythm was getting interrupted (last year).