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VOLUME 107 ISSUE 102 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Coach Kevin OSullivan wasnt pleased with Jonathon Crawford and UFs starters against Duke. Read the story on page 13.UF swimming competes in SEC meetFlorida mens and womens swimming and diving teams will look to leave College Station, Texas, with the conference crown, pg 16. NetClarify helps locals manage online reputationIt scans social media sites for offensive content, pg 3. Students in South see biggest changes to Pell GrantThey now only have six years to use their grant, pg 9. BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterKayla Sundean talks to her mom on the phone at least three times a day. She sees her parents at least once a month because her home is two hours away. In high school, the 18-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology and health education and behavior freshman, said her parents were over-controlling helicopter parents. A new study revealed over-controlling parents are negatively impacting their college students ability to feel independent and competent. The study, from the University of Mary Washington, showed some students are more than frustrated by their helicopter Victor Harris, a UF assistant professor in the department of family youth and community sciences, said helicopter parents tend to be dominating and overprotective. try and help the child and how much not to, he said. If a child feels like the parent is too much involved, its the childs responsibility to say so. 76 /46 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 Kelly Logan / Alligator StaffPower PlayDavid Liu, 10, anticipates his next move on the chessboard Monday afternoon on the Plaza of the Americas. David was playing on one of 30 boards against Jonathan Sarfati, who is a chess master. LIFESTYLE JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Contributing WriterSen. Bill Nelson came to UF on Monday for part of his fact-checking tour as chairman of the Senates Special Committee on Aging. Nelson toured UFs Aging and Rehabilitation Research Center, where he met with UF experts for a Q-and-A session. Marco Pahor, director of the Institute on Aging, informed Nelson of the major sedentary life and obesity can be counteracted to give senior citizens a higher quality of life. Pahor said UFs studies on independence and mobility in the elderly should be completed by the end of the year. He said increasing mobility is a key factor in giving a higher quality of life to seniors. People who lose mobility have a 40 percent higher health care cost, Pahor said. Pahor and Nelson agreed Florida was an ideal place to be conducting this project. We all know Florida is a booming place for seniors, Pahor said. Nelson is the third senator from Florida to become chair of the Special Committee on Aging. He said his major goals are to enact Medicare reform and end Medicare fraud. Tens of billions of dollars are lost to taxpayers from Medicare fraud, he said. Nelson will continue his tour in Tallahassee, where he will visit the Claude Pepper Center. He said as he continues his tour of Florida, he feels optimistic, as he sees the changes being made from the new health care law he voted in two and a half years ago. Its working, he said.Sen. Bill Nelson tours UF aging and rehabilitation centerHe is on a fact-checking tour Students with helicopter parents feel hover of depression ELECTIONS RUN FROM 8:30 A.M. TO 8:30 P.M. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterStudents can cast their vote for Student Body president, vice president and treasurer today and Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. They can also vote for their colSenator and a non-binding referendum about the soft closing of bars. Voters must present their Gator 1 Card or another photo ID and know their UF ID number, according to the SG website. Supervisor of Elections Stephen Davis said all polling locations will be open at the designated hours. Students can vote at Springs Residential Complex, Room C202; the Murphree Area Commons, Conference Room 106; McCarty B, Room 2103B; Broward Hall basement; Jennings First Floor Library; Bruton-Geer Hall at the UF Law School; CSEs main room; Marston Science Librarys main room; Reitz Union, Room 366; Health Science Center, Room C2-041C; Veterinary Medicine Academic Building Education Center, Room V1-104; and near the cafe at Southwest Recreation Center. The referendum, which gauges student opinion, asks students if they support bars and clubs to stop selling alcohol at 2 a.m. and close at 3 a.m. Davis said in the event that a polling location malfunctions, the emergency plans will remain the same as the Fall election. Students may be directed to another location or voting hours might be extended. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@alligator.org.Student Government elections start today, end WednesdayNelson Davis SEE HELICOPTER, 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 102 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 FORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 82/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 82/63 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/56 SUNNY 69/41 SUNNY 76/46 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAY WHATS HAPPENING?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 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 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Millhopper Branch Library. Better Evaluations topic of talk Talking Gators Toastmasters welcomes Mark Wollett from Gator Toastmasters to tonights 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. Toastmasters is a public speaking organization and uses workbooks to teach speaking skills in a supportive environment. The Feb. 26 meeting will be the annual Speech and Table Topics Contests. For more information, go to www.talkinggators.toastmastersclubs.org. Live theater Id Like to Buy an Enemy, live theater exploring justice and peace-building through gentle satire, will be presented by Ted & Company TheaterWorks at 7 p.m. at the Hippodrome State Theatre, 25 SE Second Plac, in downtown Gainesville. Its free and sponsored by the Beltram Peace Center. For more infor mation, call Eve MacMaster at 352-377-6577 or check www. tedandcompany.com. Dominican Student Association Week The Dominican Student Association will be having a cultural awareness week full of events beginning Wednesday. It will include a forum, softball tournament, potluck and an independence day celebration. Come out Wednesday at 7 p.m. in McCarty A, Room 2186, as we begin to celebrate Dominican culture. For more information, email ufdominicanstudentassociation@gmail.com, check the Facebook (UF Dominican Student Association) or see the Twitter account @UF_ DSA. RUB Entertainment Presents: The Norman Magic Experience On Wednesday, The Norman Magic Experience is coming to UF. The Norman Magic Experience stars Norman Ng, a national touring magician. Named Americas Best Live Novelty Act by Campus mesters. All UF students are welcome. RSVP on Facebook: Study Abroad Info Session February 21. Contact Lucy DiLeo at 352-273-0165. Islam 101 Islam on Campus invites everyone to its annual Islam 101 discussion on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Rion Ballroom in the Reitz Union. Ever wanted to learn more about Islam? Have any questions on the faith practiced by more than 1.2 billion people in the world and that is the fastestgrowing religion in Europe and America? Speaker Sheikh Omar Suleiman will be discussing the essence of Islam, its basic tenets, clarifying misconceptions people may have about Islam and will be answering questions at a Q-and-A session following his lecture. There will be free food and refreshments served at the event. Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and the event starts at 7 p.m. Students for Big Brothers Big Sisters meeting Students for BBBS will be meeting Thursday at 6:30 p.m. in Matherly Hall, Room 0016. 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 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 formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper. 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 information, 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 352-375-HIPP to buy tickets, and stop by 25 SE Second Place to see the film. Collaborating with Strangers on Sustainability Projects at UF Workshop Collaborating with Strangers workshops are designed to connect students, postdoctoral, faculty and researchers on campus during three-minute speedmeetings. 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 (East), Room 1A. Learn more at www.uflib.ufl.edu. Study abroad info session 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 se


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 ABOUT 3,600 POUNDS WERE COLLECTED. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterThousands of attendees at Auto-Plus Raceways second annual Will Race for Food event this weekend helped raise about 3,600 pounds of food for needy families. Between paid spectators and those who came for free through the food drive, we did around 7,500 spectators on the weekend, said Track Manager Rich Schaefer. We were happy with that. Attendees had the option of either buying a ticket for $15 or donating a minimum of 15 nonperishable food items in return for a free ticket. Marcia Conwell, a Bread of the Mighty representative, said this weekends haul was a 2,000-pound increase from last years collection. The event featured 450 racers in 13 classes of competition, as drivers attempted to qualify for larger, national races. Nate Cross, sales and marketing manager for the track, said the inspiration for the food drive was a 60 Minutes special on hungry families in Florida. AutoPlus Raceway partnered with Bread for the Mighty to collect food for those in need. Its sort of a win-win for us as a racetrack because we get to make a food donation to the food bank, and we get a few more people out to the race track, Cross said.Races collects tons for food donationLOCAL ANA GOMEZAlligator Contributing WriterTheres a way to prevent late-night drunk posts and NetClarify is a new startup company run out of the Innovation Hub that screens online content in order to ers. It also provides the user with the tools to remove the problematic content. There are a lot of different numbers out there, but one of the more consistent ones Ive seen is that about 92 per cent of employers will screen candidates on social media sites, said Jill Skufe, Career Development Coordinator at UFs Career Resource Center. To analyze a users presence on the Web, the software uses a word bank of 17,000 words to identify potentially offensive material and to determine the overall attitude of a persons posts, said NetClarify CEO Adam Gross. These include LMAO, sexy and beer. UF anthropology senior Mario Figueredo, 21, used NetClarify to clean his Facebook. The service authenticated Figueredos identity by asking him to log in and then scanned elements like status updates, events and groups. The free Sample Report words he used and was rated as a 75 percent positive per son. According to the website, a more extensive Gold Report, which costs $14.95, includes other sites like Twitter. It made me realize what Im posting and how I can be NetClarify helps manage online reputation BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Contributing WriterThe Florida Department of Health and UF have partnered to create a vir tual food safety center. The Food Safety Center of Excelworking with public health agencies, according to a College of Public Health and Health Professions press release. Each of the national centers has a partnership with a university and a state department of health. Carina Blackmore, a Florida Department of Health state epidemiologist, said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention awarded UF and the state health department a $200,000 grant for the virtual center. The national centers were established with the signing of the Food and Drug Administration Food Safety Modernization Act. The act calls for state and local participation to prevent foodborne illness outbreaks. Michael Batz, head of food safety programs at UFs Emerging Pathogens Institute, said the UF component of the center will include training, outreach and research. UFs Emerging Pathogens Institute and the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences will be working with the center. Blackmore said in the future, there will be opportunities to learn more and become better at detecting outbreaks. In Florida, we have over 6,000 human cases of salmonella each year, she said. Many of the cases we investhey were infected.UF receives grant for virtual food centerBlackmore


4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013Ryan Jones / AlligatorNo Country For Old MenSen. Bill Nelson banters with Marco Pahor, director of the Institute on Aging, and other UF experts as part of his roundtable discussion for his tour across Florida targeted at Medicare and aging reform issues. MIXERS CAN MASK THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL. ALEX HARRISAlligator Contributing WriterA sobering new study shows mixing diet soda with alcohol can lead to getting more drunk than when using regular soda. The study, authored by a psychology professor at Northern experiment conducted by Dennis Thombs, a former associate professor in UFs College of Public Health and Health Professions. His 2010 study consisted of interviews and Breathalyzer tests gathered from Midtown patrons. Thombs said he wanted to between the blood alcohol levels of people who drank alcohol with diet soda versus regular mixers. He said diet soda ingredients dont play a role in alcohol absorption. Theres nothing intrinsic in er, that spikes peoples blood alcohol levels, Thombs said. Its just the absence of sugar allows the alcohol to be absorbed as it normally would be. Thombs said he found mixer choices have little effect on peoples BAC. The differences arent enor mous, but theyre detectable, he said. There could be impor tant implications there because it could put you over the legal limit for driving. Thombs said he thinks students should be aware their alcohol limit may not be the same when they use different mixers. The impact on peoples BAC may not always be physically felt, especially when caffeine, sugar and alcohol are combined. Director of Gatorwell Maureen Miller said mixers can mask effects of alcohol until its too late. A lot of times when people are drinking, physically they feel OK, but in reality, their BAC is probably over the legal limit, she said. Thombs said women especially are more likely to use a diet mixer because theyre more conscious about weight than men. Nigel Smith, professor of geography at UF, teaches a class about alcohols social and cultural aspects. He said although the studies arent breaking news, students should be aware of what theyre drinking. Whats new is the sheer volume of consumption of it, especially these concentrated sodas with lots of caffeine in them, he said. But students like Marc Anderson, a 21-year-old UF music junior, seem to think differently. Honestly, unless youre trying to get drunk, it shouldnt affect you at all, he said.Diet soda mixers get drinkers drunkerCAMPUS JOVAHN HUERTASAlligator Contributing WriterA team of UF students won big last week for a sausage with a Flor ida twist. versity Student Cook-off during MEATXPO, a meat industry exposition in Las Vegas. Their entry, an orange-infused sausage dubbed the Sunshine Citrus Sausage, beat out eight other universities. We had a unique product, said Brittany McDaniel, a 21-yearold UF agricultural education and communication junior. McDaniel joined Tahlia Pollitt, Victoria Velinsky, Katelyn Malin and Matthew Love all animal science undergraduates at the event. The students, who were selected based on their experience and school performance, worked together to plan, produce and present their sausage. Sally Williams, an associate professor of animal sciences and adviser to the students, said the group devised the idea for an or planning process. You want a product that stands out, she said. If youre from Florida, relate it to Florida. totype in November and eventually went through six batches before Although they originally had planned two versions of the sausage, one smoked and one fresh, the students decided to focus on the smoked version for its superior dents produced 50 pounds of sausage using campus equipment. During the event, the sausage was cooked on-site and served with the other entries in a buffet-style lunch. I was hopeful, but I wasnt cer tain about a win because the competition looked good, said Love, a 20-year-old UF animal science sophomore. The group was awarded the top prize by a panel of four judges, all of whom were professionals in the industry. MEATXPO is hosted by the North American Meat Association, a trade group of about 700 companies in the meat industry. For Williams, although winning the competition was satisfying, the real meaning of the event was allowing students to get experience with the industry. This event is important because it allows the students to enhance their professional development and networking, she said. Some of the folks here might be their future employers.UF students win big for their sausage COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator WriterYolandy Michel stopped on the Plaza of the Americas on Monday to play chess with a master and strike up a conversation about creationism. Michel, a 20-year-old UF telecommunication sophomore, is a member of SOMA, UFs college and young adult ministry. The organization hosted Jonathan Sarfati, a creationist, published author and chess master. Members of SOMA set up 10 tables with three chess boards each in a circle so Sarfati could play up to 30 people simultaneously. Always as the white pieces, he would go around the circle and the opponents would make their moves. Rob Sullivan, the pastor at Calvary Chapel Gainesville, which heads SOMA, said he wanted to bring a creationist on campus for the organizacircle was a way to attract people and engage conversation about creationism. Michel said Sarfati answered a lot of her questions about creationism. able to defend my faith when evolution was thrown in my face, she said. Sarfati is one of the speakers in Creation Ministries International. He said he usually doesnt visit universities because the ministries main focus is to speak at churches. But Sarfati said theres a lot of misinformation about creationism that students should be aware of. Im hoping to present something positive as well, he said. Sarfati also presented his speaker series titled Design, Deluge and Dilemma to about 100 people at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. After the session, he took questions from the audience. Sarfati used examples like the Grand Canyon and fossils to refute the idea of evolution. He explained how operational science has roots in the bible. We have the right to investigate the creation, he said. Contact Colleen Wright at cwright@ alligator.org.Creationist visits UF for talk, chess circle UF sees mostly students moms hoveringThe study was based on an online survey of 297 U.S undergraduate students. In the survey, students were asked to describe their mothers parenting behavior. Beverly Brady, a licensed psychologist at the UF Counseling and Wellness Center, said the center has students who come in complaining their moms wont stop checking up on them. We have students who complain that their parents text several times a day, and the parents expect the students to respond immediately, Brady said. She said the center receives calls from concerned parents at the beginning of every Fall semester mostly from freshmen parents. Plus, parents now text, Skype and Facebook message kids. Harris said the technology has made parents feel the need to intervene more. As students try and gain more independence, par ents need to back off and have a free, open and congruent communication about the process, he said. Harris also said when the market is more competitive, parents want to express that expectation. Before college, Sundean said, she didnt know what it was like to be independent. She now pays for tuition, gas, food and housing. When Im here they let me experience college, she said. Now they call me to make sure Im OK and if I need help, they help. HELICOPTER, from page 1 This event is important because it allows the students to enhance their professional development and networking.Sally Williamsassociate professor of animal sciencesCAMPUSHarris


MICHELLE LEUTEAlligator Contributing WriterBrandy Myers drinks Star week. About three weeks ago, while standing in line at the Reitz Union Starbucks, she saw a sign for a new, reusable plastic cup been around since early January UF. bucks website. In the Reitz Union Starbucks, age purchase when they bring a Myers said she has been getting into sustainability lately and thing reusable. She has had the cup for a few plaints. Starbucks is a brand that car and she feels the logo on the sales. adults to buy these new cups beCorinne Maloy, a 19-year-old UF digital arts and sciences freshStarbucks is trying to cut back on she probably wont buy a reusable cup for herself. Maloy said she only buys Star she is always losing and forgetting things. I would gather up a stash of ALLIGATOR, 5 Sietske Arnoldus / AlligatorStarbucks is now offering new reusable, plastic cups for $1. Con sumers save 25 cents when they bring the reusable cup. Reusable cups now at Starbucks RESIDENTS WILL BE SELECTED LATE SPRING. JACLYN ROSENAlligator Contributing WriterUFs College of Dentistrys new Oral and Maxillofacial tal Accreditation earlier this be housed in the College of Dentistry. It will train dental Dental Associations newest specialty discipline. will be selected late Spring and Madhu Nair, chair of the Defacial Diagnostic Sciences. radiologist is a dentist who spefor conditions that could affect the head and neck, according to and Maxillofacial Radiologys website. OMR specialists are in high Theres a huge shortage of radiologists in this country, esogy, Nair said. in collaboration with UFs College of Medicines Radiology The residents will work with experience working with Cat Scans and MRIs as well as other Our residents can learn a diologists when they go on roa clinical assistant professor in C. Pettigrew Jr., director of the cial Radiology, along with three The new residency proty for students at UF and across the world who are interested in Dental radiology residency program gets accreditationThe cup saves 25 cents


Reader responseVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialTUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 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.Sarah Kinonen EDITOR Julia Glum MANAGING EDITOR Sami Main OPINIONS EDITOR Todays question: Do you think your parents hover too much?44 TOTAL VOTES20% YES 80% NOMondays question: Have you ever been scammed through email?SG elections endorsement:Students Party gets our vote mostlyW the Students Party voice on the Board of Trustees simple and logical solutions current system is broken more transparent student government Joselyn Rivas and Jayce Victor M Donald credited Kanye West Lauren Flannery is a business administration sophomore at UF. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Pumped on Thrift Shop: A new age of rap Lauren Flanneryopinions@alligator.org


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7You should care about your Student Government because you pay $16.06 per credit hour, about $385 a year if you are a full-time undergraduate or $289 if you are a graduate student. SGs $18.2 million budget comes entirely from the students, but its not run by the students themselves. No one is really at fault. The winner-take-all tem that is not very representative of the Student Bodys interests. As a result, students feel disenfranchised, turnout for SG elections is dismal and the cycle perpetuates itself. If SG really wanted to be representative of all the students, parties would not worry about having a certain number of minorities in their parties. They would amend the SG Constitution to establish proportional representation in its elections. This percentage-based rule allocates the number of seats a party wins based on the number of votes cast. For example, in running for a block of six Senate seats, like in the CLAS Bloc, if party A received 50 percent of the votes, party B got 30 percent and party C had 20 percent, then party A would get three Senate seats, party B two seats and party C one seat. The system itself would be more representative of students interests by letting more students organize into parties, compete in fair elections and they would get what they vote for. Changing the Constitution requires a two-thirds majority vote in Senate, and the current party in power has no incentive to change the election rule because it would make way for more political participation in the system. The Students Party is committed to changing this rule but cannot do so unless it wins the election Wednesday. Last year, it lost the executive race by only 114 votes. If the Students Party wins this year, it will have the necessary numbers in Senate and the support of the executive. The best part of changing the election rule to proportional representation is once the Senate has more political parties, it will be much harder to get the two-thirds majority to change it back it will be a lasting solution. Victor M. Olivieri is a fourth-year Ph.D. candidate in the department of political science and a Students Party Senate candidate.The case for proportional representation in the SG electionsGuest columnVictor M. OlivieriSpeaking Out Have you ever seen an argument defeated because someone agreed with it? If not, sit back, relax and enjoy. The argument goes along the lines of: Video games are bad because they can make people violent, spurring those people to commit horrible atrocities they would have never even considered had they spent their time doing something else. For the sake of this column, Ill agree with that and even make some points supporting that. The Super Mario Bros. franchise is just as much of a power trip as the Call of Duty series, with both games requiring the player to slaughter countless enemies. Metroid forces the protagonist to hunt a species to extinction. Pokmon and other creature-raising games encourage animal cruelty. The dynasties I mentioned minus Call of Duty are all from Nintendo, the company that has made its brand into a family-friendly one. Even Madden, the football-simulation series, is violent because football itself is a violent sport. However, accepting the idea that video games can make someone violent boils down to accepting that video games imprint upon the player. Video games imprint violence, thus they are a negative force on society. That view is a sorely limited view of video games, though. For every game, there is more to it than violence. Mario games condition the player to be a moral force of good, never ceasing in ones quest until the villain is defeated and the princess returned safely. Metroid games require you to destroy a species hell-bent on destruction, saving the universe in the process. Pokmon encourages the bonds between trainer and creature, emphasizing partnership and the inherent value of every living thing from small bugs to dragons. Video games inspire perseverance. As games get harder, players face failure more often until overcoming the obstacle and achieving their goals. Video games create beacons of hope in players who transformed their digital worlds into utopias and now seek ideals in the real world. Some games can even tear down walls the player has put up, causing him or her to mature and see life in a new way. Games have provided people with dream jobs. Sony and Nissans GT Academy plucks the best virtual racers from their televisions and trains them into professional race car drivers. The show Survivor took a made him a contestant. There is even a major league for video games, allowing a simple hobby to become a profession. Video games can be violent, yes. I dont dispute that one bit, but I can point out other media forms that are violent. Print can be violent, as books can go into gory detail about how one person kills another in a bid for becoming royalty. Television is violent, as crime dramas rise in popularity and news broadcasts sometimes focus on crimes that are an affront to the most basic principles of morality. Even radio can be violent, going all the way back to its heyday, in which the War of the Worlds broadcast prompted panic due to the idea of martians invading and killing off humans. media forms provide. We accept the violence in those media forms as a trade-off for the greater good they serve. Video games are no different. Logan Ladnyk is a journalism junior at UF. His column usually runs on Fridays.Video games are just like any other mediumColumn Logan Ladnykopinions@alligator.org There are few things I love more than opera, and Im not talking about the Web browser. This may sound silly, but opera has truly contributed a lot to my life. strange, but Ive really come to enjoy the sound of a well-trained voice. Its an acquired taste, but its well worth acquiring. I recall someone once saying rhythm and blues is raw and emotional, whereas Baroque and Classical music are controlled and dull. I wholeheartedly disagree. more lovely and conveying more longing than Didos Lament from Henry Purcells Dido and Aeneas. more grand and haunting than the Commendatores scene from Mozarts Don Giovanni. Habanera aria from Georges Bizets Carmen. Part of what makes opera great is precisely the controlled quality my unfortunate acquaintance was referring to. Many people come together from having dedicated their lives to their art, and make spectacles that to this day stand among the most noble of art forms. If youre bored and have two hours to spend, you should spend those hours on the movie Amadeus. Thats how I was introduced to opera, and its a great primer. You know what else is good? I promise it is. Battlestar Galactica. I have literally never seen anything better than Battlestar Galactica. Really, though. Nothing has ever been more excellently done, in my opinion, and I dont hand out such a designation lightly. That wont matter. This series transcends such petty boundaries to deliver a supremely human story. If youre bored and have another two hours to spend, spend them on the pilot miniseries called Night. You wont regret it. So, why have I decided to write a column about things that I like? Because I genuinely think these things are awesome and that anyone who comes into contact with from them. Also, its attention twits get. Now, Im not about to make the mistake the out of touch Wednesday columnist made. He seemed to say that rappers, without women. Although there are rap artists who do engage in such senselessness, there are also rap artists out there who arguably do just the opposite. Theres a big problem, though. I think too few of the talented rap artists get too little attention, while too many of the untalented rappers get too much attention. Why is this? I think part of it has to do with the fact that as a culture weve, at least to some extent, turned away from what is wholesome and beautiful. Instead, weve turned more toward whatever garbage can be mass produced at a low price and successfully marketed. And theres a problem with this. Theres no lack of talent in the world. Humanity is brimming with people who express their souls through art. They dedicate their lives to something excellent. They throw themselves onto their instruments. But they are only heard by very few. Meanwhile, Justin Bieber sighs and much of the world sighs with him. I just dont know anymore. So, if you are inclined to agree with the aforementioned Wednesday columnist and have even a couple of minutes to spend, I encourage you to spend them looking up some of the underground rap artists out there. Trust me. Youll almost certainly be astonished. I was. Brandon Lee Gagne is an anthropology senior at UF. His column usually runs on Fridays.Real art isnt taken seriouslyColumn Brandon Lee Gagneopinions@alligator.org




TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 NATIONAL JEFFREY REALEAlligator Contributing WriterElisa Zeron understands how Students in South see biggest changes to Pell Grant, study says The positive thing were seeing from these changes is a push to make students work harder.Matt Stubbington at SFC THEY WILL COMPETE AGAINST 19 OTHER SCHOOLS. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Writer Eastside High students to compete in regional science bowlChen Liu


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Call 352-275-4889 3-1313-20-2 3BR/3BA newer house with Garage, fenced yard. Close to UF/Shands, shopping, bus route. Open floor plan/cathedral ceilings, W/D, lawn maintenace, pest control, quiet neighborhood. Avail April, $1575/month. Contact 352-246-5958, tonyc@kinetixpt.com 2-28-13-15-2 6 Bed 3.5 bath compound near UF & grocery. 4,200 SF. Huge lot and fenced yard. Laundry, new paint, updates, greenhouse. Pets ok. Large garage with loft. $3,500 Call 352 514 2039 2-26-13-10-2 -----------Near UF -----------gainesvillestudentrentals.com 352-317-4408 2/1 Apt 204 NW 18 St. $1200 4/2 house 610 NW 34 Ter $1400 2-28-13-11-2 LG 1BR 1BA Condo $695mo Close to UF,SHANDS,VA 1st,Last,& sec.deposit,no pets Many amenities call 352-262-1331 2-19-13-3-2 COUNTRYSIDE 4BR/4BA, furnished common area. Individual leases available. Main bus route. Unit next to pool. $375/room/mo incl all utils & internet. Available mid-May. 561-718-7637 or 561-582-1031 3-21-1320-2 WALK TO UF START SUMMER OR FALL Studios $450-$400 1BR/1BA $550 $525 2BR $650-$850 1 yr lease. SD, NS, NP. Call/Text 352-870-7256 gvll32601@gmail.com 6-20-13-55-2 For RENT: BEAUTIFUL, CLEAN 2BR/1.5BA townhouse $750. MUST see to appreciate!! Washer, Dryer, Dishwasher, Fireplace, Central Heat/Air. RTS services.(352) 2817411. 2-25-13-5-2 Dont get stuck with an extra rent payment. Advertise your subleases in the Alligator Classifieds and save yourself some cash. Call 373-FIND. IVE HAD IT WITH YOUR LOUD MUSIC! Is your roommate driving you crazy? Find a replacement in the Alligator Classifieds! Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. Beautifully renovated, furnished condo,1 mile from UF, $359/MO includes cable, internet, utilities, pool + fitness room and on bus route, Female roommate needed, 352 262-2871 2-28-13-43-4 $329/month, unfurnished 1BR in a 2BR/1.5 bath student apartment, near SW 13th/ Archer Road, includes internet, utilities, no pets/smoking, call or text 443-939-6198 2-19-5-4 1 For Rent: Furnished 2 For Rent: Unfurnished 3 Sublease 4 Roommates 5 Real Estate 6 Furnishings 7 Computers 8 Electronics 9 Bicycles 10 For Sale 11 Motorcycles, Mopeds 12 Autos 13 Wanted 14 Help Wanted 15 Services 16 Health Services 17 Typing Services 18 Personals 19 Connections 20 Event Notices 21 Entertainment 22 Tickets 23 Rides 24 Pets 25 Lost & FoundAll real estate advertised herein is subject to the Federal Fair Housing Act, which makes it illegal to advertise any preference, limitation, or discrimination because of color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, or national origin, or intention to make limitation, or discrimination. We will newspaper uses great care in accepting or rejecting advertising according to its suitability, we cannot verify that all advertising claims or offers are completely valid in every case and, therefore, cannot assume any responsibility for any injury or loss arising from offers and acceptance of offers of goods and/or services through any advertising contained herein.In Person:Cash, Check, MC, or Visa 1105 W. University Ave. M-F, 8am 4pmBy E-mail :By Fax: (352) 376-3015 By Mail:Call 352-373-FIND for information. Sorry, no cash by mail. MasterCard, Visa or checks only.By Phone: (352) 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pmWhen Will Your Ad Run?Ads placed by 4 pm will appear two publica tion days later. Ads may run for any length of time and be cancelled at any time. Sorry, but there can be no refunds or credits for cancelled ads. Corrections and Cancellations: Cancellations: Call 373-FIND M-F, 8am 4pm. No refunds or credits can be given. Alligator errors: corrections before noon. 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ALLIGATORRoom available 2/6/13. 8-yr old brick home in Country Way in town of Newberry. Quiet, safe, private BR/BA w/ full privileges. $525/ mo + 1/2 utils. 1st & last @ signing. Serious inquiries only. Call 732-672-8420 2-20-135-4 Sell your house, condo, acreage, mobile home and much more in the ALLIGATOR CLASSIFIEDS! Reach thousands of possible buyers! Mastercard and Visa accepted over the phone, by fax, email or CHECK OUT PLACING YOUR AD THRU OUR ONLINE AT www.alligator.org. or please call 373Find (373-3463)NEW CONDOS-WALK TO UFFor Info on ALL Condos for Sale, Visit www.UFCONDOS.COM or Matt Price, University Realty, 352-281-3551 4-24-72-5 Got a new couch?. Sell your old one in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND (3463) to place your ad today. BED QUEEN $120 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top, mattress & box. Name brand, new, still in plastic. Call 352-372-7490 will deliver. 4-24-13-72-6 BED FULL SIZE $100 ORTHOPEDIC Pillow-top mattress & box. New, unused, still in plastic w/warranty. Can deliver. Call 352377-9846 4-24-13-72-6 MICROFIBER SOFA & LOVESEAT $400 Brand new still packaged w/warranty. Must sell. Can deliver. Retail $1600. 352-3727490 4-24-13-72-6 BED KING $200 PILLOWTOP mattress & box springs. Orthopedic rated. Name brand, new, never been used, in plastic with warranty. Call 352-372-8588. Can deliver. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET. 7pc Cherry, Queen/ king bed, dresser w/mirror, 2 nightstands, chests avail. Dovetail const. New, in boxes. Can deliver. Retail $4500, must sell, sacrifice $850 (352) 372-7490 4-24-72-6 SOFA & LOVESEAT 100% Italian leather. Brand new in plastic w/warranty. Retail $1800. Sacrifice $700. Call 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 FUTON Solid oak mission-style frame w/ mattress. New, in box. $160 332-9899 ___________________________________. DINETTE SET 5pc $120 Brand new in box. Never used. 352-377-9846 4-24-72-6 **BEDS ALL BRAND NEW** **Full $100 Queen $125 King $200** Orthopedic pillow-top sets. Brand name matching sets not used or refurbished. Still in plastic, direct from factory! 352-333-7516. 4-24-72-6 BEDQUEEN New orthopedic pillowtop mattress and boxspring set. Brand name, brand new, still in plastic with warranty. Can deliver. $130 352-377-9846. 4-24-72-6 BEDROOM SET$300 BRAND NEW Still in boxes! 5 pieces include: Headboard, Nightstand, Dresser, Mirror, Chest. Must sell, can deliver. 352-377-9846. 4-24-13-72-6 Selling computers, parts, or repair services or just looking for that new rig? Look in the Alligator Classifieds. Call 373-FIND for more information. Sell your old stereo, cell phone, and more in the Electronics Section of the Alligator Classifieds. 373-FIND In the market for a new set of wheels or just looking to add a second to that collection? Want personalized handlebars or a fitted seat? Check in the Alligator Classifieds UF Surplus Equipment Auctionsare underway...bikes, computers, printers, vehicles & more. All individuals interested in bidding go to: surplus.ufl.edu 392-0370 4-24-13-72-10 GOATS FOR SALECharlie 352-514-9858 4-24-72-10 Guitars and Musical Instruments New, Used and Factory Refurbished Check Us Out Before You Buy!! Leonardo's Music, Micanopy, FL 352-450-0928 Leonardos302.com 4-24-13-72-10 BOOKS: Clumsy Hearts, a slightly misguid ed romance, will elevate author Hysteria Molt to the ranks of Keats, Hemingway, and Poe. They will not appreciate the company. Available via Amazon.com. 2-22-13-10-10 Alligator Classifieds is the way to get your 2 wheels on the road. Show off your bikes, scooters, and repair services. Call 373-FIND to get your classified in. MOTORCYCLE TIRE SALE SPORT, STREET, CRUISER, OFF-ROAD. OVER 400 TIRES IN STOCK. MENTION THIS AD FOR $10.OO OFF. RPM MOTORCYCLES 352-377-697 4-2472-11 4-24-13-72-11 NEW SCOOTERS 4 LESS Great Scooters, Service & Prices! 118 NW 14th Ave, Ste D, 336-1271 Vespa, Genuine, GMW, & More! NS4L.com facebook.com/newscooters4less 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER REPAIRNew Scooters 4 Less has LOW repair rates! Will repair any make/model. Close to UF! Pick-ups avail. Cheap oil changes!! 336-1271 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors Largest Scooter Store in Town! Run by Gator Grads! New scooters starting at $899. 1yr Parts AND labor warranties included. 3766275 RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 Road Rat Motors offers FREE pickup service for any paid scooter repair. Daily pickups. LOWEST labor rate, quickest turnaround in Gville! Will repair ANY brand scooter. Free estimates. 376-6275. RoadRatMotors.com 4-24-13-72-11 SCOOTER RENTALSRent for a day, week, month or semester. Now renting Buddy scooters too! 352-336-1271 www.gainesvillescooterrentals.com 4-24-13-72-11 Campus Scooters Mobile Sales and Scooter Service. We offer free estimates on all repairs and we come to you. We also have new scooters starting at $799.00 Call us today at 352-263-0425 4-24-72-11 SWAMP CYCLES Closest to campus. MMI Certified Mechanics for Motorcycles and experienced scooter mechanics. Lowest prices. Friendly service. 633 NW 13th Street, 373-8823, www.swampcycles.com 4-2458-11 New 2009 UM 250 motorcycle, never ridden or filled. 80 mpg. Hurry only 2 left. $2999. 2006 Vulcan vn750. Only 12,218 miles. $3999. Call Steve 352-328-7236 or David 352-414-6337 2-22-13-10-11 Unload your lot. Sell your cars through Alligator Advertising for cheap. 373-FIND or place your ad online at www.alligator.org/ classifieds CARS CARS BuySellTrade Clean BMW, Volvo, Mercedes Toyota, Honda, Nissan cars 3432 N Main St. www.carrsmith.com CARRSMITH AUTO SALES 373-1150 4-24-72-12 We Buy Junk Cars Trucks, Vans Titled only Call KT 352-281-9980 or 352-215-3191 4-24-72-12 SUN CITY AUTO SALES ALL VEHICLES $0 DOWN! NO CREDIT CHECK!!!! VEHICLES $1000 AND UP! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! VEHICLES $1000 & UP!! 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 94 Ford Ex;lorer $1000 94 Mazda Protege $1500 96 Cadillac Deville $1500 98 Cadillac Catera $1999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 95Honda Civic $3999 96 Honda Accord $3999 00 Hyundai Elantra $4999 95 Lexus GS300 $4999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 03 Chevy Impala $5999 99 Honda Accord $4999 04 Saturn Ion $6999 02 Buick Lesabre $6999 352-338-1999 4-24-72-12 SUNRISE AUTO SALES NO CREDIT CHECKS!!! CARS, TRUCKS, SUV'S & VANS! 30 DAY WARRANTY!!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 BRING YOUR W2 AND DRIVE TODAY!!!! NO MONEY DOWN!!!! WILL FINANCE ANYONE!! 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Nissan Sentra $6999 02 Toyota Corolla $6999 06 Mits Galant $7999 04 Toyota Corolla $8999 352-375-9090 4-24-72-12 04 Volvo S40 $8999 04 Ford F150 $8999 03 Nissan Frontier $9999 06 Chevy Silverado $9999 352-375-9090 4-24-54-12CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED. Call Brandy 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-12 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. LOCAL ARTIST NEEDS: Gold Diamonds Gems Class Rings ETC Top Cash $$$ or Trade OZZIES FINE JEWELRY 352-318-4009. 4-24-72-13 UF GRAD PAYS MOREfor gold jewelry, scrap gold, Rolex, diamonds, guitars, etc. Top $$$. Get my offer before you sell! Call Jim 376-8090 or 222-8090 4-24-72-13 The American Cancer Society Road to Recovery Volunteers Needed!VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDEDto transport cancer patients to treatment. Flexible schedule. Training and liability insurance provided. Please call 352-240-5062 if interested. St. Francis House is a homeless shelter and soup kitchen located in downtown Gainesville, and we are looking for help from volunteers like you. St. Francis House depends on monetary support from individual donors and community businesses in order to help feed the homeless and the hungry.If you are interested in volunteering,please contact Stephanie Breval at (352) 378-9079 or sfhcoor@stfrancis.cfcoxmail.comTo make a donation by mail,please send checks payable to St. Francis House P.O. Box 12491 Gainesville, FL 32604 VOLUNTEERS NEEDED I AM BLIND & WOULD LIKE HELP WITH: Rides to church: Mass at Queen of Peace. Learning to rake knit hats to send to Haiti & other places. Call 352-219-6948 2-28-13-72-13


12, ALLIGATOR CASH PAID $300 AND UP!!!ANY CONDITION-RUNNING OR NOT!!! FREE TOWING & SAME DAY PICK-UP NO TITLE NEEDED CALL 352-771-6191 4-24-13-72-13 This newspaper assumes no responsibil ity for injury or loss arising from contacts made through advertising. We suggest that any reader who responds to advertising use caution and investigate the sincerity of the advertiser before giving out personal information or arranging meetings or investing money. Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. BOOKKEEPER FULL TIME POSITIONThe Independent Florida Alligator is a nonprofit educational institution dedicated to training students in their majors and provid ing UF and the Gainesville community with an unbiased, informative newspaper. We are currently looking for a detailed, organized and motivated person as a Fulltime Bookkeeper. Associates degree in a business/accounting related field required. Experience preferred. Must be experienced with QB or another accounting software program. Microsoft Office is necessary. Duties include: A/R; A/P; entering / recording deposits; ordering / maintaining supplies for all depts.; updating / creating reports in Excel; some use of Access database; interviewing, hiring and training students as clerks; collections; processing credit applications; answering phones; paper accuracy; customer service; other assignments as necessary. Benefits include paid holidays, excellent working environment, and health/dental insurance is available. Must work within and meet daily deadlines. Modest salary, no weekends, day shift. With resume, send cover letter which must include salary history and requirements to be considered. Send to: General Manager, The Independent Florida Alligator, PO Box #14257, Gainesville, FL 32604 or email to: tcarey@alligator.org. No phone calls please. EOE BARTENDING$300 A DAY POTENTIALNo experience necessary, training provided. 800-965-6520 ext 138 4-24-13-72-14 Students in Accounting, Aviation, Business/ Sales and computer science needed for various positions. Flexible schedules and competitive pay. Join our team! Learn more at www.gleim.com/employment 4-24-1372-14 Summer Jobs $2400 Room and Board included Get Paid to Play! The Florida Elks Youth Camp (FEYC) needs college students for summer camp counselors ages 18 and up. FEYC is an over-night camp located in Umatilla, FL. The camp runs June 10 August 3. Please contact Krys Ragland at 1-800-523-1673 Ext. 251 or 352 455-4267 www.feyc.org 4-24-13-70-14DOMINOS HIRINGdelivery drivers & assistant managers. Drivers earn between $14-$17 per hour. Apply at gatordominos.com 3-29-13-49-14 ATTENTION SMOKERS! Smokers are needed to participate in a brief research study. Participants will be asked to meet with researchers on the University of Florida campus for about 30 minutes. You may be compensated for your participation. If interested, call the UF Smoking Lab and Clinic at 352-273-2151 or email us at ufsmokelabclinic@gmail.com 2-28-20-14 BUSINESS MANAGER 35 year old publishing company in Gainesville, Florida is looking for a professional Business Manager. CPA required. Accounting background required. Marketing and/or computer knowledge desireable. Detail oriented. Ability to work well with others. Excellent company benefits include profit sharing, medical reimbursement, holiday and PTO, tuition reimbursement and more. Flexible schedules. Casual dress. Please apply online at www.gleim.com/employment. 2-21-13-1014 PT office person wanted for multiple tasks including billing and inventory. Multitasking is a MUST! Minimum typing speed 55 cwpm. Email resume to trc0102@yahoo.com 2-25-13-10-14 Administrative Asst. 10-15 hours a week. Flexible schedule, great for UF student. Must have reliable transportation, be honest, organized, computer savvy, & professional. Office experience a plus. $7.67/hr Send resume to info@fratmgmt.com 3-1-13-14-14 Bookkeeper/Office Mgr/Receptionist wanted for law firm. 28 35 hrs/wk. Must be exp in Quickbooks Pro and make 1 yr commitment. Spanish a plus. Resumes to: robjac@myimmigrationlaw.com. 2-19-135-14 BIG LOU'S PIZZERIANow hiring experienced pizza makers, cooks, & delivery drivers. Top pay. Full time or part time. Apply in person. 5 SE 2nd Ave. 2-26-10-14 GUMBY'S PIZZANow Hiring Front Counter Position. Apply everyday 3pm-8pm. 2028 SW 34th Street. 2-26-13-10-14 Water Front Director. Prepare for the summer of your life. Individual should have exp. teaching children to water ski and wake board. LGT Req. WSI pref. Apply to Timber Ridge Camp @ www.trcamps.com. 2-257-14 Personal/Administrative Asst. 10-20 hr/week. Flexible schedule, great for UF student. Must have reliable transportation, be organized and honest, computer savvy, & professional. Office experience a plus. Send resume to applyhere@gmx.com 2-21-5-14 Prepare for the summer of your life in the mountains of West VA. Spend the Summer doing the things you love. Timber Ridge Camp is seeking energetic, fun loving counselors in Athletics, Drama, Canoeing, Watersports, and More! Apply at www.trcamps.com 2-22-5-14 Part-time salesperson. $10/hr. Evening shifts. Students preferred. Apply in person 4-6pm. 3501 SW 2nd Ave Suite 2100 (2nd floor above Gator Textbooks) 2-22-13-5-14 North Florida Retirement Village, Gainesville's premier Retirement Community, is seeking a Campus Nurse 11PM -7AM (LPN/ RN) and qualified CNA candidates. Please visit our website for a full list of employment opportunities: www.thevillageonline.com. The Village is an EOE and a Drug Free and Tobacco Free workplace. 2-22-13-5-14 Gainesville Harley-Davidson: Part Time Motorclothes Associate wanted. Mostly Weekends w/ some weekdays, 10-15 hrs/ wk. Please call 352-331-6363 and ask for Ellis or email ellis@gainesvilleharley.com 2-25-13-5-14 Do you have a business that provides a service? Place your ad in the Services Section of the Alligator Classifieds for as little as $2.50 per day. Call us at 373-FIND. IMPORT AUTO REPAIR. BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volvo, VW, Honda, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda. Quality craftsmanship, reasonable prices, near UF, AAA approved 378-7830 www.carrsmith.com 4-24-72-15 Want to be a CNA, phlebotomist or pharm tech? Express Training offers courses, days, eve, weekend. All classes live, no videos. Call 352-338-1193 or expresstrainingservices.com 4-24-13-72-15 PERSONAL TRAINING 300 Personal and Group Training Flexible Scheduling Exclusive Facility Call for a free workout 339-2199 4-24-72-15 Now you can easily submit your classified adfor print and/or web editionsright thru our website!Just go to www.alligator.org/classifiedsVisa and Mastercard accepted. NEED A LAWYER?SiddiquiOnline.com Private Experienced Affordable 4-24-72 15 FOREIGN STUDENTSEditor will edit your thesis or long paper to correct English grammar and spelling. $25 per hour. 561-299-0232 (after 2 pm) 4-24-54-15 Immigration Lawyer Plea agreements with least effect on immigration for noncitizens with criminal charge www.flalitigators.com 352-376-8600 3-120-15 We can't take finals for you but we can keep your personal items safe and secure until you return to Gator Country! Call Now! ACCESS SELF STORAGE 352-337-0602 4-24-13-47-15 HIV ANTIBODY TESTINGAlachua County Health Dept. Call 334-7960 for appt (optional $20 fee) THE TRUE YOU! Lose 8-15 pounds in 4 weeks Only $119! Gain muscle while you lose fat Groups forming now. 339-2199 4-24-72-16 PREGNANT/CONSIDERING ADOPTION? Young couple will cherish your newborn in secure happy home. Living and medical expenses paid. 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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Senior attacker Kitty Cullen and Florida are 3-0 despite falling behind early in every contest this season. See story, page 15. Mens basketball climbingThe Gators jumped from No. 7 to No. 5 in the AP Poll on Monday. Indiana, Miami, Gonzaga and Michigan State rank ahead of Florida.Lacrosse players honoredThe American Lacrosse Conference named senior defender Emily Sydney DuPre ALC Rookie of the Week on Monday. ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer win. 10th Florida reliever to pitch against His starting pitchers didnt go after All three pitchers Jonathon mitted eight errors. Games dragged Ryan Jones / AlligatorRight-handed starting pitcher Jonathon Crawford (23) throws a pitch during Floridas 4-3 loss to Duke on Friday at McKethan Stadium. Crawford lasted just 3.2 innings in the Gators season-opening defeat. PHILLIP HEILMANAlligator Staff Writer lar season, George is averaging 12.2 points per game, which ties her with Jaterra Bonds for the team lead. an inexperienced team. against LSU on Jan. 6. Senior struggling to return to formUF wants more consistent pitchingMENS BASKETBALL KATIE AGOSTINAlligator Staff Writer the Tigers for the second time this season, team. in the OConnell Center. Mo. freshman Michael Frazier II to at times de Florida facing stronger Missouri squad in rematch on roadSEE GEORGE, P AGE 14 SEE HOOPS, P AGE 14 SEE BASEBALL, P AGE 14Bullpen pitched 16.2 frames UF W omens Bask etball Just mentally having the mindset to play defense for 35 seconds is the hardest thing for guys coming in, because in high school, you dont have to really focus on defense that much.Michael Frazier IIUF guard


hard for her to come back from an injury that impacts everything you do. George struggled throughout groove after halftime. She scored 13 points in the second half, going head-to-head with Georgia senior forward Jasmine Hassell, who scored 16 points and grabbed 16 rebounds in the game. I thought she played a really, really solid and inspired second half, Butler said. That was important for us. Of the improved second half, more passive and trying to pass more I just tried to be more aggressive in the second half. George was equally assertive early in the season. She averaged 14.6 points during Floridas nonconference slate and 14.5 in her But recovering from two shoulUntil the injury, (she was) our leading scorer and leading rebounder, Butler said. That really got her off track. Its a hard thing to bounce back from mentally. George missed only one game Floridas 52-44 loss to South has not been the same since. ing the Gators loss on Sunday. I have to stop playing like Im hurt, George said. As a senior, I think Im not doing as much as I can do. I can lead a lot better, and thats what I need to do to get the team back on track. Contact Phillip Heilman at pheilman@alligator.org. lando. OSullivan will send Keenan Kish to the mound for the The sixth-year coach intends to on use several pitchers against We are going to run some young guys out there probably and piece this thing together, OSullivan said. I do feel good about how our freshmen threw this weekend. Ill be honest with you. I thought they handled it very well. earned run in six innings of relief. The Gators bullpen allowed only three earned runs in 16.2 innings. Im not going to be settled on this weekends rotation the way it is if guys arent going to get ahead and do the things weve taught them, OSullivan said. Weve got plenty of options. Its as simple as that. Powers earns weekly honor: Zack Powers hit two grand slams against Duke on Sunday. The last Florida player to accomplish the feat was Preston Tucker, who hit two grand slams in a 16-3 sophomore one of the Louisville Slugger National Players of Powers, who went 3 for 6 with nine RBI against the Blue member since playing little league. He started playing baseball All he got from his coaches and teammates was a simple good game, and a postgame perk. I get extra food when we go through the line after the game, Powers said. Thats about it. Contact Adam Pincus at apincus@alligator.org. 14, ALLIGATOR Sarah Davis / AlligatorJennifer George (32) shoots during Floridas 62-57 loss to Georgia on Sunday in the OConnell Center. George scored 17 points. David Carr / Alligator StaffFreshman guard Michael Frazier II (20) reacts after a play during Floridas 75-36 win against South Carolina on Jan. 30 in the OConnell Center. Freshman guards work improving defense paying dividends for UFBut Frazier has been focused on improving his defense. Just mentally having the mindset to play defense for 35 seconds is the hardest thing for guys coming in, because in high school, you dont have to really focus on defense that much, Frazier said. I have a long way to go defensively, but Im getting better every day. My coaches and my teammates are on me, so when you have people like that around you, you cant help but get better. Guard Mike Rosario added: Hes always asking questions before he starts to do anything, and as a freshman, you always want to ask people who have experience. In addition to preparing for a newly added Bowers, Florida also needs to worry about facing Missouri in Mizzou Arena. season, and they won those games by an aver The Gators, on the other hand, have a 7-3 Razorbacks in Fayetteville, Ark. Its going to be a tough environment for us tomorrow, Rosario said. Weve been in situations like this throughout the whole year playing on the road, and I feel like this is just another challenge for us. environment, it will need to rely on its balanced offense to leave Missouri with a win. The Gators have four players averaging double-digit points. Junior Scottie Wilbekin is just shy of double Ive always just been a big believer that you need balance, because I do think in certain situations, whether a guy is not shooting the ball well or if the defense has done something to take the guy out of the game, Donovan said. Theyve got to be able to adjust to what the defense is giving you. Contact Katie Agostin at kagostin@alligator.org. HOOPS, from page 13 BASEBALL, from page 13OSullivan named Kish tonights starterForward scored 13 of 17 in second half GEORGE, from page 13 UF Baseball As a senior, I think Im not doing as much as I can do. I can lead a lot better, and thats what I need to do to get the team back on track.Jennifer GeorgeUF forward [Michael Frazier II is] always asking questions before he starts to do anything, and as a freshman, you always want to ask people who have experience.Mike RosarioUF guard


TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 SOFTBALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Writer Sophomore pitcher rebounding from slow start to 2013Bache FLORIDA HAS TRAILED 1-0 IN EVERY GAME. MAX MATTERNAlligator Writer UF working to eliminate slow starts despite successful rallies UF Lacrosse WOMENS TENNIS MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer Florida defeats North Carolina in road matchEmbree


ROBERT JUDINAlligator Writer The Gators are trying to get over the hump. The Florida mens and womens swimming and diving teams begin competition at the Southeastern Conference Championship meet, and the burn home empty-handed. idas side when the SEC championship is on the line each February. The last time the Tigers failed to win the SEC mens championship was 1996. from the past 11 SEC championship meets. The Tigers have won 18 of the past 19 SEC swimming and diving titles. The Gators already handled the Tigers once this season. Florida went on the road and handed undefeated in a 167-133 victory on Jan. 26. UF swept the top three spots in the 1000 free, the 200 IM and the 500 free and claimed the top two places in the 200 Topping the Tigers and reasserting the Gators place atop the SEC will rely largely on relays, said assoWith preparation toward the Theyre going to get better, so hopefully, weve done the things necessary for our guys to continue to improve in individual events, and swimming the relays will just continmeet is just a stepping stone en route to a grander stage. The big meet for us is obviously While Floridas men are facing a 20-year-championship slump, the women are attempting to climb a less daunting historic hill. The UF women last won the SEC championship in 2009. Georgia has held the top spot for the past three years. its dual-meet season, but only won 16, ALLIGATOR Elise Giordano / Alligator StaffUF associate head coach Anthony Nesty (right) watches during Floridas dual-meet sweep against Tennessee on Feb. 1 in the OConnell Center. Nesty said the Gators need to excel in relays to win the SEC championship. CHUCK KINGSBURYAlligator Staff Writer Bridget Sloan had rarely been rooted against before ar riving at Florida. competed on some of the worlds biggest stages in gymistic missteps on beam and forced Florida to count a fall Sloan was rattled by the crowd noise. the road in college, and it is quite a bit different than anywhere shes been used to. Sloan did not seem bothered by the Stegeman Coliseum crowd. nast. Sloan claimed her third all-around title Saturday. She became just the second Gator freshman in program history to do it in 2012. Sloan matched her highest bars routine with a 9.95, and her 39.6 was her highest all-around of the year. high on balance beam with a score of 9.925. She also high of 39.55. Sloans progression during her freshman campaign has during competition. I am honestly having the time of my life, Sloan said. imagine doing anything else. I love competing, and I love Freshman performing better in road meetsUF swimming aims to win SEC meet GYMNASTICSSloan