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Today We Inform. You Decide.Not officially associated with the University of Florida Published by Campus Communications, Inc. of Gainesville, Florida Rape culture can lead to issues with reporting to policeBeating obesity could lead to eating disordersNeutrality comes with a side of shirtless sax at Senate FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 1390 /70 Alachua County has a high number of recent rabies cases, but its mostly bats and raccoons. Read the story on page 3. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 15 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013CAMPUS JENSEN WERLEYjwerley@alligator.orgThe blue trees on Turlington Plaza are fading away as the paint nears the end of its life expectancy, and students have taken notice. Although the natural bark peeking through the blue paint looks to some like the trees are now orange and blue, to others, the trees just look like they havent been maintained. It became a waste of money because it wasnt kept up, said Steven Turner, a 22-year-old UF food science and human nutrition senior. However, UF spokesman Steve Orlando said the paint will chip away. The paint was intended to last six to 12 months, Orlando said. Were now at the outer edge of the time frame. It is lasting longer than anticipated. Some students were upset that the blue trees, which were intended to raise awareness for deforestation, in front of the Reitz Union were removed for construction. You shouldnt take down trees for deforestation, said Brittany Weintraut, an 18-year-old UF health science freshman. It shows we care a little bit, but not fullheartedly care. But Orlando said the artist was aware that the trees would be removed for the construction and painted them anyway. The trees will be replaced after the construction, Orlando said. The goal of raising awareness was accomplished, and they will be replaced, he said.Though chipping, blue trees continue conversationKan Li / Alligator StaffArtist Konstantin Dimopoulos paints the trees on Turlington Plaza blue with a natural water-based pigment Oct. 16, 2012. Emily Cochrane / AlligatorThe environmentally friendly blue paint chips off the trees on Turlington Plaza on Tuesday afternoon. It has been coming off for months. SEPTEMBER 11TH STAFF REPORTToday, people all around the United States will take to Facebook and Twitter expressing their thoughts and concerns about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. But if social media was as prevalent 12 years ago, the coverage of the events would have been different. Instead of turning on TVs to watch the news broadcasts, people would go online. David Ostroff, UF College of Journalism and Communications chair of telecommunication, I think, obviously, there would have been a lot more information coming around, he said. otic, forcing people to spend time making sense of it, he said. Bruce Floyd, UF social media expert, agreed that coverage would have been different if these technologies were around 12 years ago. He said the event could have been crowdsourced. News agencies would scour social media piece things together in real time, he said. Molly Disabb, a 19-year-old UF wildlife ecology and conservation sophomore, said she isnt going to post anything about the terrorist attacks online. I like to keep my affairs private on the matter. I dont feel Facebook is the place to discuss that, she said. However, Floyd believes Disabb will be in the minority. He anticipates many students will post about the tragedy on Facebook and Twitter. Floyd said he encourages students to be cautious about what they put online. Dont be surprised if someone responds positively or negatively, he said. Being that it is 9/11, there are still some sensitivities out there.Internet wouldve impacted 9/11 HE ADDRESSED THE NATION TUESDAY NIGHT. STAFF REPORTFollowing President Barack Obamas speech Tuesday night, which outlined a national course of action or inaction toward Syria, Gainesville opinions are mixed, as were President Obamas messages, some locals said. In his speech, Obama called for diplomacy instead of military action, but he left the option of an air strike open troops on the ground. He asked Congress to postpone a vote to use force, and instead said he is working with the United Nations to come up with resolution that would force Bashar al-Assad, Syrias president, to give up chemical weapons. UF associate professor of U.S. and international history Matthew Jacobs said Obama called Syria a national security threat but not an immediate one, leaving the scope of the threat ambiguous. There was some tension there that came out in the speech, I think, he said.Obama talks diplomacy, airstrike options in SyriaFloyd SEE SYRIA, 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 ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 TODAYFORECASTTHUNDER STORMS 90/70 THUNDER STORMS 91/70 THUNDER STORMS 92/70 SUNNY 90/69 PARTLY CLOUDY 90/70 SUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAYVOLUME 108 ISSUE 15 prefast meal is subsidized for UF students and costs $10. For community members and parents, the meal costs $25. Please RSVP by visiting UF Hillels website at high-holy-days-schedule. Got something going on? Want to see it in this space? Send an email with Whats Happening in the subject line to To ensure publication in the next days newspaper, please submit the event before 5 p.m. Please model your submissions after above events and keep them 150 words or fewer. Improperly formatted Whats Happening submissions may not appear in the paper. Press releases will not appear in the paper.WHATS HAPPENING?Resident Assistant information sessions Come out to an RA information session this week. RAs serve as advisers to residents, build a community for their residents, enforce policies and regulations, exercise good judgment in crisis situations and plan programs. RA information sessions this week are at 4:30 p.m. in the Keys Complex Classroom and Sunday at 8 p.m. in the Murphree Area Commons. Visit for more information. Democracy and Science Today at 5:30 p.m. in Smathers Library East, Room 1A, Dan Kahan of Yale University will discuss the perceived gap between the scientific community and the general public. He will suggest individuals understand scientific claims but still make decisions based upon their values and beliefs. This event is organized by the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere as part of the Civil Society? speaker series. For more information, visit IBC Cinema Presents: School Daze IBC Cinema is a showcase of documentary films that highlight the diversity of the black experience. This months movie is School Daze, written and directed by Spike Lee. School Daze is a story about fraternity and sorority members clashing with other students at a historically black college during homecoming weekend. Movie showings are at 12:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. Contact the Institute of Black Culture at for more information. Minority Pre-Vet Club The Minority Pre-Veterinary Clubs meeting is at 7:30 p.m. It is a student organization trying to encourage, retain and empower students pursuing a career in veterinary medicine. The meeting will be held at Rinker Hall, Room 106. Writing as a spiritual practice It will be at 8 p.m. Guiding questions will be offered as a way to reflect on how to lead a more intentional life. It is a particularly good way to get in the right headspace for Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, this Saturday, or as a way to reflect on 9/11. All are welcome questions are not inherently religious in nature. Please bring a writing implement and something to write in. Rabbi Swedroe will lead the event at UF Hillels conference room, 2020 W. University Ave. Wine-tasting event The Fresh Market store, located at 4120 NW 16th Blvd., will host a fine wine tasting event Thursday from 8 to 10 p.m. to benefit the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation North Florida Chapter. Tickets are $25, with all proceeds to benefit research of Type 1 diabetes. The Fresh Market will close its doors to the public. Tickets may be purchased online at, by calling the JDRF office at 904739-2101 or at the door at the event. Yom Kippur at Hillel This year, UF Hillel is starting off Yom Kippur the right way with some food. Join friends for a relaxing meal from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. on Friday before Yom Kippur services begin at 7 p.m. The Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 Nicole Aedo / AlligatorTwo kittens sit in a cage at the Alachua County Humane Society on Tuesday afternoon. Unvaccinated cats are the domestic outdoor animals most at risk for developing rabies in the state. EMILY BUCHANANAlligator Contributing WriterAlachua County ranked among the highest for reported cases of rabies in animals this year, according to recently released data from the Florida Department of Health. Those numbers dont necessarily dogs and cats, said Vernon Sawyer, director of Alachua County Animal Primarily in Alachua County, bats and raccoons are the source of rabies, he said. According to data, 45 out of 68 cases were related to raccoons infected with rabies. Alachua County had reported four cases within the year: two cases with raccoons and two cases with bats. Sawyer said the numbers are due area that is often being disrupted by construction. He said because of the human different sources of food and coming into contact with humans more frequently. Jennifer Gray, a 22-year-old UF dent, said she agreed. ronment will cause animals to come out of their habitats, she said. I just saw a raccoon on campus the other night. Gray said education is essential in keeping people safe. She said many people do not realize when they see unfamiliar animals out in daylight that they can still be harmful and can possibly be carrying rabies. Samantha Wisely, a UF wildlife professor, said rabies is a disease that generally requires a large number of hosts to become a high risk to humans. lation densities of raccoons, since its the leading carrier of rabies, is where rabies will be prominent, Wisely said. Wisely and Sawyer both said the Wisely explained that because the disease is fatal, the areas dense fected animals die, and the cycle repeats. This is exactly why its so imed, Sawyer said. Ashley Coxen, a 21-year-old UF animal sciences senior, said pet shelters and adoptions usually an animal because it may already come with all shots that are necessary for the animals health, which includes a rabies shot. Were in a college town, Coxen said, and I would bet most college kids dont spend the money on their animals shots because they dont think they need them, which is not true.Alachua County has high number of rabies cases mostly bats and raccoons Wherever there are high population densities of raccoons, since its the leading carrier of rabies, is where rabies will be prominent.Samantha WiselyUF wildlife ecology and conservation associate professor


4, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013Aubrey Stolzenberg / Alligator StaffUF Students for a Democratic Society protest the United States intervention in Syria. Obama addressed the nation Tuesday night and called for diplomacy but left options open for military action. Locals opinions differJacobs said an intriguing point of the speech was Obamas effort to deal with a range of criticism. He compared the promises that there would be no boots on the ground and that the U.S.s involvement wont be prolonged with the potential impact of what Obama called deter and degrade to prevent Syrian usage of nuclear weapons. line, which forces him into these sort of contradictory statements, Jacobs said. Jacobs said he thought the president did a good job laying out the moral argument for why Syria is a problem, but he said Obama left the governments next steps unclear in the event of Congress voting no to his proposition. Skye Schmelzer, a 21-year-old UF history senior and a lead organizer of Students for a Democratic Society, said Obamas talk of an airstrike is narrow-minded. She said regardless of the timing of a U.S. airstrike, its in Obamas interest to play a policing role. Although Sameer Saboungi, a 19year old international studies sophomore and Syrian-American, also disagreed with Obamas speech, he said it was because he was disappointed in Obamas inaction. I think the risks of inaction are greater than the risks of action, he said. Were not addressing the root of the problem. Chemical weapons are a symptom of the problem. However, Dante Frisiello, a 20year-old UF philosophy and political science junior, called the presidents speech spot on. agreed with every word he said, Frisiello said. would set a precedent, sending a message that a country can use chemical weapons against its own people without consequence. You cant let that go, Frisiello said. For a guy who constantly gets criticized for not being tough this. SYRIA, from page 1LIFESTYLE ALYSSA FISHERAlligator Contributing WriterAs people across the U.S. are collecting petitions and lobbying for legislation that would outlaw unpaid internships, some locals are expressing mixed opinions about changing what has become a corporate norm. Jeremiah Tattersall, of the Alachua County Wage Theft Task Force, said he disagrees with unpaid internships. In fact, he said, they can be wage theft, which includes illegal withholding, underpayment or nonpayment of wages. The problem with internships is that most people dont know what their rights are, he said. About half of college internships are not paid, and unless they follow a very strict guideline set up by the Department of Labor, they should be getting paid at least minimum wage. However, Chad Paris, the owner of local deterns are working for themselves, gaining experience that will pay off later. Mandating a wage would dry up the opportunities for students to Paris has had about 20 interns since 2010. Four are now employees. Although he said the company cant afford to pay all of its interns, it is giving them opportunities to learn and create portfolios to help make money in the future. We would never exploit our interns its not about how much sugar we like in our coffee, Paris said. We give them an amazing opportunity that will help them make life decisions. By paying them, we wouldnt be able to help as many people. Tattersall said students should reap the benfact sheet for freshmen welcome packets with information about their rights. Im hoping by the end of the semester or early next semester that well actually have the Student Government behind us and the UF administration, Tattersall said. No one wants to send their kids to college unprepared. Zack Peterson, a 20-year-old UF journalism junior, spent the summer working at the Valley News in Vermont. Peterson said he wasnt reimbursed for his labor, but he didnt complain about the situation. I had a good experience, he said, but I had a scholarship.Locals debate unpaid internships RESIDENTIAL UTILITIES WILL GO UP $17 A MONTH. HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgGainesville Regional Utilities rates will increase for all services beginning Oct. 1 a measure OKd by the City Commission that may leave businesses unharmed but strain families, some residents say. Due to the addition of the biomass plant, residential utilities companys projections, said GRU spokeswoman Amelia Bell. The key reasons for the increases are declining sales over the past several years and the addition of a new renewable generation source, Bell wrote in an email. Evelyn Foxx, president of the Alachua County branch of the NAACP, said the projected rate increase is both disheartening and disturbing. If your rates go up $15 a month, thats money you dont have to buy medication or put food on your table, she said. It doesnt look very promising. Foxx said the lower-income population of Gainesville will likely bear the brunt of the increase. We disproportionately pay most of it, even with the rate changes, Foxx said. Its a no-win situation, so we just got to deal with it, fussing about it isnt going to do any good. But for some businesses, the rate changes that will soon take effect are negligible. Roger Beebe, owner of local store Video Rodeo, said the rates will afthe plant outweigh the rising costs. I hear people complaining that the GRU rates are going to make or break us, and I think thats sort of insane, he said. I think if we pay a few more pennies or a few more dollars each month, its not going to drive us out of business. Beebe said because his business ference. Still, he is in favor of the biomass plant and is OK with paying the increased rates. Jonathan Watkins, manager of Modern Age Tobacco and Gift Shop, agreed that although the rate changes are noticeable, they will not be Bell said GRU is also making efforts to reduce the effect of the biodebts and cutting the original 2014 budget by about $10.8 million. City Commissioner Thomas Hawkins said the plant is more expensive because it is new, and the type of fuel used has nothing to do with the price increase. The biggest driver in increasing costs is the purchase power agreement for the biomass plant, he said. above market, but in the long run, you save money.City, residents mull effects of upcoming utilities rate increase If your rates go up $15 a month, thats money you dont have to buy medication or put food on your table.Evelyn FoxxAlachua County NAACP president THE CONFERENCE IS FROM OCT. 19 TO 27. KAYLA MARCUSAlligator Contributing Writer delegation are gearing up for a trip to Rzeszow, Poland, to represent the City Through the Sister City Program, Gainesville already collaborates with Rzeszow, a leading city of innovation in Poland. The weeklong conference, which is slated to run from Oct. 19 to lationship between the two. Some of the delegates are UF profestionships with professors in Rzeszow. In February 2013, a delegation of six representatives from Poland visited Gainesville, and Rzeszow became an Gainesville City Commission meeting. Rzeszow is similar to Gainesville in many ways, said Margaret Andraka, director of the Gainesville-Rzeszow Sister City Program. It has two universities, so it has a similar demographic. Rzeszow seeks to become a leader in medical and science innovation just as Gainesville has done with institutions like UF Health Shands Hopsital, she said. Leaders in Rzeszow are anxious to learn from Gainesville, said Steve Kalishman, president of Gainesvilles Sister City Program. The goal is to exchange activities and formal agreements to secure relationships that will allow more opportunities for new groups to travel.Sister City Program of Gainesville plans Poland trip


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 Editors note: This is part two of a threepart series.ALEXA ASENDORFAlligator Contributing WriterSarah, a 22-year-old UF alumna, is diabetic. When my blood sugar drops, I black out, she said. said she experienced a severe drop in her blood sugar at a party. Sarah was at a house shared by eight guys, all members of fraternities. When we got to the party, I walked in and blacked out, she said. The next memory I have is waking up in my bed. When Sarah woke up in her dorm room alone, she said she felt lost and confused. She said she was in pain. Her phone was missing and so was her underwear. In a panic, she borrowed a phone and called her friends to try to piece together what had happened the night before. Sarahs friends tracked down her phone. One of the boys who threw the party had it, and he was angry. He told Sarah she could have her phone back after she cleaned his sheets. His comforter was covered in blood. Sarah said she was raped in the boys room by one of his friends younger brothers, a high school student visiting for the weekend. She said she was attacked while she was in a blackout. Sarah was a virgin. I was in denial for months, she said. I was lost. Sarah was diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder. She recently stopped taking anti-anxiety medication. She said she was harassed after the attack by people who thought she was lying. Behind her back and sometimes to her face they called her the girl who cried rape. Sarah reported the attack to Gainesville Police. There is a team of detectives that handles all sexual battery cases, according to GPD One of those detectives was assigned to Sarahs case. Tobias said after talking to multiple witnesses, police determined Sarah was not the victim of a sexual battery. Sarah said the detective told her that if girls stop putting themselves in these types of situations, I wouldnt have to deal with cases like this.Through Tobias, the detective declined requests to comment for this story. However, Tobias said the behavior Sarah alleged is uncharacteristic of the detective. Ive known [the detective] for many years, [the detective] would say, Tobias said. He added that it may seem on the surface that the Gainesville Police Department does not care about [sexual battery victims], but that couldnt be further from the truth. We care very much. Tanja Philhower worked on Sarahs case in 2009. At that time, Philhower was a victim advocate at the University Police. Laura Kalt, a victim advocate for Gainesville before declining further comment. Kalt said she never had direct contact with Sarah, only with Philhower, Sarahs victim advocate. Kalt said she received a call from Philhower asking her to check on the case. Sarah said the detective didnt answer her calls for weeks while her case was open. At one point, Philhower had to call Kalt on Sarahs behalf to make contact with the detective. said, she was told the paperwork was lost. When asked how it was possible for a case get lost because they are managed electronically since 2005. still has, contains notes from interviews concers maintain most of their notes themselves. In the GPD document Procedures & Flow tion 5.01.05 B stipulates that, Supervisors will make appropriate data entry into the computer system of the incident reports. Supplemental reports will be completed within ten (10) days of receiving an OPEN case for investigation. Additional supplements will be due every ten (10) days thereafter until the case is closed. mation was inputted into the GPD database until February 2011, nearly 15 months after Sarah still has trouble talking about the ordeal. This is the reason why girls dont report things, she said.Sarah has no memory of her assault. She said she was in a blackout, but there is no way to know for sure what caused her memory lapse. A doctor, Elliot Michael Reisman, said there are three real, honest possibilities. One, her blood sugar got too low, and she was delirious. Two, she had too much to drink and doesnt remember it. Three, psychologically she just blocked it out which is a perfectly normal and reasonable thing to do if youve been raped. Reisman said its impossible to know what really happened. There are too many variables: what she ate, what she drank, how much insulin she administered to herself that day. Sarah will never know exactly what happened that night. Shell never know with certainty why she blacked out. According to Laura Templeton, a victim advocate for University Police, none of that matters. Regardless of the cause of the blackout, it still constitutes rape. Florida Statute 794.011 (e) states that sexual battery occurs when a victim is physically helpless. or for any other reason physically unable to communicate unwillingness to an act. If you feel like this happened, it happened, Templeton said. It says in the laws you cant consent. She said the interactions she has had with Gainesville Police and University Police have been positive. Were lucky that weve experienced really good, positive feedback from survivors about ton said. She said she has heard stuff from other victim advocates about law enforcement, court systems and some judges. Thats part of prepping victims who are coming forward to report, Templeton said. You want to make sure they know up front what theyre getting into, and part of that is knowing the system. She added she knows victim blaming by alcohol involved. Theres not a barrier between rape culture and law enforcement, she said. Its everywhere.Rape culture can lead to issues for victims reporting to police According to, the site for the Rape, Abuse and Incest National Network, sexual assault is one of the most underreported crimes.Out of every 100 rapes, 46 are reported to police of those, 12 lead to arrest 9 get prosecuted 5 lead to felony convictionTo report a rape to the police, a person (or his/her friend) can call 911 or visit an emergency room and ask them to call. The number to connect to the local rape crisis center is 1-800-656-HOPE.


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column EditorialWEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 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, 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. 23 TOTAL VOTES4% YES 96% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you try to talk like a Kardashian on purpose? Todays question: Should the United States go to war with Syria?Support for impeaching Obama is cheapThe authority to impeach the president of the United States is one of the most seldom-used powers granted to Congress by the Constitution. cials can only be impeached on the basis of high crimes and misdemeanors. These violations include bribery, perjury, treason and a number of other very serious offenses. can be used. Impeachment requires a majority vote in the House to begin proceedings and a two-thirds vote in the Senate to convict the president and remove him or her from In the 237 years since Americas founding, only two of Americas 44 presidents have been impeached: Andrew Clinton, for committing perjury during the Monica Lewinsky scandal. A third president, Richard Nixon, likely would have been impeached by Congress in the aftermath of the Watergate scandal, but he resigned before proceedings could begin. No president has ever been successfully removed from avoided conviction by the Senate. Despite the weighty implications of supporting the impeachment of a president, some congressional Republicans have recently rallied enthusiastically around the prospect of impeaching President Barack Obama. If I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true, said Rep. Kerry Bentivolio (R-MI), according to The New York Times. The Times also quoted Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK), who recently said the president was perilously close to being in danger of impeachment. So, what high crimes has Obama committed to deserve As of now, none of the Republicans supporting Obamas impeachment have come forward with any evidence of criminal activity or misconduct that would justify such an act. Instead, they frequently cite of legislation that was ruled fully lawful and constitutional by the Supreme Court. The recent IRS scandal involving alleged increased scrutiny for conservative political action groups, which has also been thoroughly debunked, is another popular source of outrage for impeachment-happy Republicans. Ironically, actions taken by the Obama administration that some consider unlawful, including the warrantless data collecting conducted by the National Security Administration, are never mentioned by Republicans supporting the presidents impeachment. This is likely because these Republicans are more interested in scoring cheap political points than they are in contributing constructively to public policy. Essentially, the motivation for impeaching the president for these Republicans is: He doesnt share our views, and we dont like that. Unfortunately for them, that is not nearly enough of a reason to even consider supporting impeachment. These Republicans may also be suffering from what some, including journalist and author Jonathan Alter, have called Obama Derangement Syndrome. The Republicans who support Obamas impeachment are so blinded by their hatred for the president that they are willing to say or do anything simply to display their distaste for him. It would be a political disaster for Republicans to impeach Obama and then provide no evidence to support their actions. Even if such a bill were to pass in the Republican-dominated House, the prospects of conviction in the Democratic-held Senate are essentially zero. The talk of impeachment coming from congressional Republicans is likely just that: all talk. Elliot Levy is a UF public relations and political science junior. His column runs on Wednesdays. Not So Fast: Ranking system needs to be examinedYesterday, we reported that UF had shifted upward in the U.S. News & World Reports university rankings. Among public universities, we are now 14, and among national universities, we are 49. Damn, it feels good to be a Gator. Consider, however, that the U.S. News & World Reports questionable methodology for ranking universities in America has been criticized since the early s. During a lecture on Aug. 22 at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, President Barack Obama even commented on U.S. News faulty rankings. It encourages a lot of colleges to focus on ways to . game the numbers, and it actually rewards them, in some cases, for raising costs, he said. al measure that doesnt rely on hard data. The U.S. News requests peer assessments from college presidents, provosts, admissions directors and high school counselors. But is there any value in asking the president of the University of California, Irvine, a large state school, to assess Yeshiva University, a small, private Jewish university with two camassessments often return to U.S. News previous rankings to education beauty pageant worthy of a TLC reality show. As The Atlantic writer John Tierney put it, the U.S. News ranking only serves to further our cultural obsession with prestige, even if the supposed prestige is based solely on dollars spent rather than the quality of education. weight on this particular ranking, especially since other higher-quality rankings actually place UF even higher. Washington Monthly released its 2013 national universities ranking, and UF placed 24th. This list includes both public and slot at 49 on the U.S. News ranking. The Washington Monthly bases its comparisons on each schools contribution to the public good in three broad categories. These categories included social mobility, research and service. Social mobility refers to a universitys capacity for recruiting and graduating low-income students, research refers to universities that provide the best scholarship opportunities and Ph.D. programs, and service applies to universities that encourage their students to give something back to the country. Yknow, the things that matter more than renovated dorms and high ratings in arbitrary categories such as selectivity. spot. Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Elliot


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 Recent debate over American military intervention in Syria has sparked Cold War memories, and the parallels are stark. As I watched a discussion between Sen. John McCain and French writer Bernard Henri-Lvy at a Washington think tank on YouTube from November, this resemblance became apparent. In a moment of supreme irony, in regards to Syria, the moderator declared, If the French are ready to go, we should go. Thats my rule of thumb in foreign policy. As if he did not realize that the man he was speaking to, Sen. John McCain, spent by a country initially imperialized by France and later invaded by the United States. Its practically a given that the Cold War of the 20th century was, to put it bluntly, stupid. That is, motivated by false fears and assumptions, and responsible for reprehensible quantities of violence and trauma. Therefore, in making the argument for a strong resemblance between U.S. involvement in Syria and Vietnam, I aim to invigorate the historical anxieties of unjust wars past. At the geopolitical level, former Cold War opposed to U.S. intervention just as they were opposed to U.S. intervention in an alchina during the Vietnam War. At a strategic level, as in the case of Vietthreat to the United States. However, in his Aug. 31 speech from the White House Rose Garden, President Barack Obama said, I believe I have the authority to congressional authorization. If the president believes he has the authority to bomb a sovereign state without the consent of our elected representatives, then poses a direct threat to the common defense or general welfare of the United States, thus warranting a hasty and unapproved attack? On a moral level, it is ridiculous to suppose more violence from an external force can help produce justice in Syria. Yet, President Obama speaks in the language of justice. Assad regime accountable for their use of chemical weapons, deter this kind of behavior and degrade their capacity to carry it out. Flipping the situation on its head helps highlight the absurdity of this reasoning. Imagine a contemporary American civil war. Regardless of the motivating factors for such an event, would any American think for a second it would be acceptable for the Syrian government to impose its self-proclaimed verse is no different, and it is the situation we face. Former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara said it best, The picture of the worlds greatest superpower killing or seriously injuring 1,000 noncombatants a week, while trying to pound a tiny backward nation into submission on an issue whose merits are hotly disputed, is not a pretty one. Andrew Pentland is a UF history senior. Lessons from history: Hanoi to DamascusGuest columnAndrew PentlandSpeaking Out By noon, a third of the class was gone. As the minutes passed, more kids in my fourth grade class were being pulled out by panicky parents. During lunch, the few of us remaining were confused. The rumor in the cafeteria was that the Chinese had attacked us. The idea of the Commies invading U.S. soil made sense to my 9-year-old mind. Earlier that year, an international crisis had occurred after a mid-air collision between a U.S. could force my buddies to evacuate our elementary school was a ground invasion of South Florida by the Red Army. Twelve years since that day, its easy to laugh at my childish notions. But aside from whatever story we all remember from Sept. 11, 2001, todays anniversary brings painful memories to many. The terrorist attacks that morning caused 2,977 individuals to leave this world. The daughters and sons, the widows and widowers of should we. events were held in the Muslim world expressing grief over the loss of innocent American life. In Iran yet to be included in President George W. Bushs axis of evil at the time an entire soccer stadium observed a minute of silence honoring the dead. If that wasnt enough to break the stereotype that all Muslims were terror lovers, the Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat expressed horror at the crimes, and even the Ayatollah of Iran condemned the suicide attacks. For a moment, the headline of the French daily Le Monde spoke for the world: Nous sommes tous Americains We are all Americans. Humanity held its breath, hoping America would grasp the mantle of moral leadership. But we lost it. We fell for our politicians war drums, and we lost it. We toppled the Afghan government and militarily occupied the country instead of using the lessdramatic and more logical approach of criminally investigating the works. Our response to foreign violence with American violence had just begun. In September 2002, the Bush administration released its National Security Strategy. If the NSS had anything to do with national security, we would have world peace today. The NSS called for action against countries before said countries could even threaten the U.S. with weapons of mass destruction. In proclaiming such a vague defense policy, much of the world could be labeled a security threat. We went for oil-rich Iraq, with nearly 70 percent of Americans convinced that Saddam Hussein was somehow personally the Gospels, Put your sword back into its place. For all who take the sword will perish by the sword. Jesus didnt predict modern Americas lack of ethical insight, but his teaching that violence begets violence remains true today. American obsession with violence and hostility as tools to deal with 21st century problems hasnt changed much in recent years. Sure, we got out of Iraq, but we replaced that with hundreds of Yemeni and Pakistani civilians being killed in drone strikes ordered by the Obama administration. We continue to occupy Afghanistan, and now the war drums for striking Syria are beating loud. The U.S. somehow manages to detain more than a hundred men without trial at Guantanamo about half of them cleared for release and force-feed dozens of others. In 2012, former President Jimmy Carter called our bipartisan disregard for human rights said, Governments never learn. Only people learn. Are we going to do anything about the moral decline of U.S. foreign policy? Or should we pray, as Pope Francis did in a four-hour public vigil last Saturday, pleading for divine aid to pull us out of the spiral of sorrow and death? Remember, humanity can only hold its breath for so long, so lets get the ball rolling. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His column runs on Wednesdays.Governments never learn. Only people learn.Column Zulkar Letter to the EditorGet ready for electionsFellow Gators, In three weeks, you will have the opportunity to elect 50 student senators representing the various residence halls and the surrounding Gainesville community. As your supervisor of elections, I encourage you to learn more about Student Government, the political parties, the candidates and the election process. Today is the last opportunity to interview to be a candidate with a political party. You can visit Room 362 in the J. Wayne Reitz Union if you are interested in becoming a part of Student Senate. Election days are Oct. 1 and 2 from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., and we hope to offer 12 polling locations around campus. Please remember that in the upcoming election you will be able to vote for candidates who represent you based off of where you live. Please take the time to ensure that you have For more information on the election process and how to properly update your elections. Justin Hoover SG Supervisor of Elections


COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgAlthough the mood in the ALLIGATOR Kan Li / Alligator StaffDavid Greenstein plays saxophone shirtless to Senate President Lauren Verno as Senate President Pro Tempore Cory Yeffet laughs Tuesday evening during the weekly Student Senate meeting at the Levin College of Law. Greensteins performance was part of a video promo for the 2013 Gator Growl. CAMPUS THOMAS LYNNAlligator Contributing Writer Graduate assistants protest lack of paychecks due to paperworkNeutrality with a side of sax at SenateMeetings will be unbiased STUDENTS CELEBRATE BUT ARE RESPECTFUL. STAFF REPORT 9/11 babies used to sharing birthdayLOCAL SAM SCHUYLERAlligator Contributing Writer HIV advocacy group to expand beyond Alachua County With so many new employees, its not unusual to have these kinds of pay delays in the Fall semester.Janine SikesUF spokeswoman


WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Becca Negron / AlligatorHigh LightNikki Yager, 18, works on a sketch of a cube Tuesday morning. The freshman architecture major used the windows in the overpass between Fine Arts Buildings A and C in lieu of a light box. PEOPLE WILL CHOOSE FROM A LIST OF DEEDS. BRITTON JOHNSONAlligator Contributing Writer Today, the Lubavitch-Chabad Student Center in collaboration with the Lubavitch-Chabad Student Group will host a Good Deed Mitzvah Marathon from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Turlington Plaza. The intention of the marathon is to bring the UF community together to create an atmosphere of cording to a news release. In high school, you wear a patriotic pin and go to an assembly, but in college, it kind of passes you by, said Aviela Weltman, social actions committee director of the Lubavitch-Chabad Student Group. Taking the pledge grounds students by helping the community. People will choose from a list of good deeds and pledge to complete them in honor of 9/11 heroes and victims. These will be hung on a wall connecting models of the Twin Towers. Saiyng Lin, a UF marketing senior, said she was interested in the event. Personally, I would assist the poor and homeless people, she said. The United States stands for the rich and successful, but people need to focus on the needs of the hungry before anything else.Jewish groups want students to do good KRISTAN WIGGINSAlligator Staff Writerkwiggins@alligator.orgA recent case study conducted by three Mayo Clinic doctors suggests that young people who have overcome obesity in the past are at a higher risk of developing eating disorders, and some locals are weighing According to the study, published in the journal Pediatrics, a majority of adolescents who were diagnosed with eating disorders typically bulimia or anorexia also had a history of obesity. Cathy Owen, a social worker at the UF Counseling and Wellness Center, said the explanation for these cases may trace back to a root problem: negative body image. Whether its alcohol, drugs or repetitive kinds of behaviors, in a way, it really becomes a way of coping with underlying emotional distress, said Owen. The condition can be deceitful because friends and family, and even doctors, likely wont recognize the problem. In two cases cited in the study, there was no early detection. The girl in one of the cases she was 12. She received nutritional and medical advice, adopted a 1,500-calorie diet and strict exercise regime, and dropped about 80 pounds. It wasnt until her mother started noticing signs of poor nutrition, stress fractures, fatigue and menstrual problems, among other issues, that the girl got help for an eating disorder. Its a concern for local students, too. In a 2010 survey of UF students, 1 in 4 women and 1 in 8 men reported that feeling fat frequently interfered with their everyday happiness. One in 6 students worried about losing control over how much they ate. Jose Garcia, a 23-year-old UF political science senior, said he knew eating disorders were prevalent, but he said he wouldnt know where to start looking for help. the hospital, but what would I do? he said. Go up to the counter and say, I think my friend has an eating disorder? One thing to remember, Owen said, when confronting someone you are concerned about is to go about it in an open manner. UFs Counseling and Wellness Center offers individual and group counseling for eating disorders and body image issues, including a weekly group Making Peace with Food. As families and communities, we can start supporting these vulnerable kids and challenging our societys message, too, Owen said.Beating obesity can lead to eating disordersCRIME KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Tuesday evening after a Keystone Heights man tried to steal his lawn mower. colm, 46, with aggravated assault, theft and burglary, according to an arrest report. At about 3 p.m., retired ASO Deputy David Ryan Cox saw Melcolm taking his lawn mower, valued at $300, out of a covered parking area and putting it in the bed of Melcoms truck, according to the report. Cox walked into the street to confront Melcolm, who accelerated his car at Cox, according to the report. Cox jumped out of the way and lost his balance, accidentally gate of Melcolms truck, according to an email from GPD Spokesman OfTwo witnesses saw Melcolm driving away, colm as the man Cox described, according to the report. During an interview with police, Melcolm admitted to the attempted theft. He also told police he was unemployed and needed money and food. He said he accelerated because he panicked, according to the report. chua County Jail at about 7:30 p.m., where he remained Tuesday night with a $40,000 bond. THEY ARE PRIVATELY FUNDED. ELIZABETH BROWNAlligator Contributing WriterThough some public universities have allowed religion-based dorms to be constructed on their campuses, students shouldnt expect to see them at UF anytime soon. There is no interest in building faith-based housing on the UF campus at this time, Sharon Blansett, UF Housing and Residence Education spokeswoman, wrote in an email. However, Blansett said UF Housing respects religious beliefs and will continue to explore student interest in potential new Living Learning Communities. Some colleges have already entertained the idea. The Wall Street Journal reported that religion-based dorms have been privately funded for construction at some public universities. These schools include Texas A&M University-Kingsville, University of Nebraska-Lincoln and most recently, Troy University in Alabama. According to the article, the newest hall at Troy forbids alcohol use for residents, even if they are 21 years or older. The hall also has a chapel, and residents can participate in group Bible study. The faith-based dorms were built to unite religious students under one roof, particularly to avoid a partycentric residential experience. The halls are funded by private institutions such as the Newman Student Housing Fund, which has constructed the halls on campus at Texas A&M-Kingsville and the Florida Institute of Technology. Samantha Farmand, director of development for Catholic Gators, said religion-based housing might be a good way for students to share their faith with one another. Felix Bartsch, a 22-year-old UFneurobiological sciences senior, said faith-based halls would not promote diversity. With so many students on campus, he said those who come to a public school should expect to come across people with different beliefs. Im in favor of getting anyone out of their comfort zone, he said.LIFESTYLE There is no interest in building faith-based housing on the UF campus at this time.Sharon BlansettUF Housing and Residence Education spokeswomanMelcolm


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WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators recruitingAccording to multiple reports, Class of 2013 offensive lineman Ben Knox decommitted from Florida on Tuesday. rates Knox a three-star prospect.Poll questionWill Gators quarterback Jeff Driskel play in every game this season? Vote online at goalkeeper Taylor Burke has not allowed a goal in the month of September. Read the story on page 16. ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24Jeff Driskels redemption was imminent. The junior signal-caller had failed to get Floridas offense through the red zone and into the promised land the end zone for most of the game against Miami. With fewer than 7 minutes on the clock and poised to lead a fourth-quarter comeback and win the game. But it was not meant to be. Driskel rolled out of the pocket to his right found Miami cornerback Tracy Howard, who returned the interception 36 yards to the Miami 48-yard line. Driskels interception was the last of No. 18 Floridas (1-1) failures in the red zone in its 2116 loss to No. 15 Miami (2-0) on Saturday in Sun Life Stadium. The Gators scored on only the Hurricanes 20-yard line. kick, youll win a bunch of games. We didnt terception late in the fourth quarter, Driskel threw a pick at the start of the second quarter when the Gators were on the Hurricanes 11yard line. had a hard time in the red zone. He was 2 for 5 on the day when attempting passes inside the 20-yard line, throwing for 7 total yards and tossing two interceptions. yards and a touchdown on three attempts. and-1 play at the Miami 16-yard line, ending a at 14 if the series continued or brought the After the game, Muschamp took the blame da needed a touchdown in the situation. Driskel was not the only player with costly coughed the ball up when Shayon Green tackended the half. protecting the ball. The Gators failures in the red zone on Saturday were unlike a team that is usually proterritory. Gators only scored touchdowns on 52 percent of those attempts, former kicker Caleb Sturgis made sure UF came away with points, kickFlorida performed well inside the 20-yard line in its season opener against Toledo. The Gators scored on four of their six red-zone The only times when Florida did not come by redshirt freshman Austin Hardin and when the Gators ran out the clock to end the game. zone. But after Floridas poor performance on Saturday, it fell to 117th in the nation in redRyan Jones / AlligatorJeff Driskel runs through a drill during warm-ups prior to Floridas 21-16 loss to Miami on Saturday in Sun Life Stadium. Driskel turned the ball over three times in the game. Red-zone blunders spoil otherwise productive offense RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Writer @rjschaffer Although it may seem as if Florida was run out of the gym by then-No. 1 Penn State on SunWe talked to the team about the great experience for us to play coach Mary Wise said. ing-passing battle The beauty matches that help us for the The No. 5 Gators pulled off an upset of then-No. 2 Stanford on Saturday in four sets (2826, 2517, 18-25, 2522). Unfortunately for Florida, that effored was followed by a sweep at the hands of Penn State (25-18, 25-17, 25). Playing against the top-two teams in the nation displayed weapons that will be instrumental for the Gators during the rest of the season. The biggest factor in each of the two weekend matches was Simone Antwi. Antwi, a middle blocker, led the team against Stanford with a .706 hitting percentage on 13 Play of middle blocker will prove critical to Gators success Red-Zone Drives Against Miami Drive Start: Drive End: Result: MIA 9 End Zone TD FLA 35 MIA 11 INT FLA 28 MIA 16 Turnover on downs FLA 21 MIA 17 Fumble FLA 41 MIA 15 FG MIA 47 MIA 17 INTSEE VOLLEY, P A GE 15 UF V olle yball


14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 WOMENS GOLF LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguire Cougar Classic Final Team Scores 1. Florida -5 (859) 2. Clemson -4 (860) 3. College of Charleston -3 (861) 4. N.C. State -1 (863) 5. Mississippi State +7 (871) 6. South Carolina +8 (872) 7. Wake Forest +15 (879) 8. Auburn +17 (881) 9. Tennessee +19 (883) 10. Wisconsin +20 (884)


Each week, two alligatorSports columnists will debate the biggest looming matchup in college football. Today, Joe Morgan and Phil Heilman preview No. 1 Alabamas showdown against No. 7 Texas A&M in College Station, Texas, on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. on CBS. Joe: Give Nick Saban two weeks to do anything, and hell own you. Plan a wedding? Imagine a small ceremony at a beach with family and close friends. Cue sunset the moment the bride and groom begin reciting their vows. Also, no sand in the cake. Build a spaceship? He would to every planet in our solar system and build powerhouse football programs on each one. Jupiter Crimson Spot, anyone? Solve the crisis in Syria? Why hasnt President Barack Obama called him yet? Simply put, Saban is the best at what he does. Ninetynine percent of the time, he is untouchable. With two weeks and and a whole offseason to prepare, he is lethal. Kevin Sumlin is a coaching mastermind with 2012 Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel at his disposal, but Sabans methods of preparation and planning are elite. Theres no shame in falling to Alabama, and Texas A&M will have to take solace in that. Phil: You said it perfectly yourself, Joe. Saban is untouchable 99 percent of the time. Dominating on the recruiting trail? Untouchable. Winning enough national championships to create a dynasty? Untouchable. Escaping the NFL to return to a prestigious college program? Untouchable. However, there is that one percent of the time that Saban has proven to be beatable, and it has manifested itself as Johnny Football. Johnny Football is everything and nothing you would want in a quarterback. He draws attention to himself for the wrong reasons taunting opponents, ignoring coaches and holding loose morals bile, athletic and equally strongarmed and strong-willed. He showed that against the Crimson Tide last season, going into Tuscaloosa and handing Alabama its only loss of the season with a performance that catapulted him into the Heisman Trophy conversation. Will he go 2 for 2 in beating Saban? You bet your Texas-sized ass he will. Joe: Fool Saban once, shame on you. Fool him twice? Yeah, right. Alabama will not drop two straight against Texas A&M. After the Aggies monstrous the Crimson Tide buckled down and got back on track. Texas A&M jumped out to a 20-0 lead, but Alabama outscored Sumlins team 24-9 the rest of the way. Manziel tallied 82 yards on nine managed only 10 yards on nine second-half carries. Bama bottled him up. A combination of in-game adjustments and Alabamas prowess had the Tide 2 yards away from the go-ahead touchdown with 1:36 left in the fourth quarter. Saban will not let his team start that slow again, and Im not sure the Aggies can pull off the win if Bama doesnt spot them 20 points this time around. Maybe I should have spotted you a few points in this Rally, bud. Phil: Its unfair to discount what the Aggies were able to do in Crimson Tide on the back for what they did later in the game. Points count the same no matdrive or the last drive just ask the Gators about that. If you look beyond the box score, you will see Texas A&M ter before Alabama stabilized and scored two straight touchdowns in the second quarter. But from there, each team scored a touchdown and added a ination. Manziel was limited on the ground in the second half, but he for 253 yards passing with two touchdowns and no picks. He is the prototypical dual-threat gunslinger. But enough with last season. Lets look at the two teams as currently constituted. Alabama brings back senior quarterback A.J. McCarron and sophomore tailback T.J. Yeldon. Other than that, not much is the same. The offensive line is weaker, and the Crimson Tide defense has question marks. I will be surprised if Alabama can win in the trenches as consistently as it did last season. Meanwhile, Manziel has a full season in the Texas A&M offense and a bevy of playmakers surrounding him on offense. Defensively, the Aggies will get three previously suspended players back for the game. With its defense intact, an offense capable of scoring 30 points and the 12th man in full force, the Aggies will be riding high in College Station this weekend. WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15AP Photo Johnny Manziel scrambles during the third quarter of Texas A&Ms 52-31 victory against Rice on Aug. 31 in College Station, Texas. Texas A&M faces Alabama on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. THE RALLYWho will win the Texas A&M-Alabama matchup on Saturday?Kan Li / Alligator StaffSimone Antwi jumps for the ball during Floridas 3-0 victory against New Orleans on Aug. 30 in the OConnell Center. UF is 5-1 this season. Florida will play in the Active Ankle Challenge this weekend kills. on a .133 hitting percentage against Penn State on Sunday. Simone Antwi really had a breakout on Saturday, Wise said. Her best match by far as a Gator. Having Antwi as a fourth option behind senior middle blocker Chloe Mann, sophomore outside hitter Ziva Recek and freshman rightside hitter Alex Holston could elevate Florida to the next level. At 6-foot-2, Antwi is tied with Mann and sophomore outside hitter Gabby Mallette as the tallest player on the Gators a trait that is important for UFs style of play. Her height may be the determining factor in her role as the season progresses as sophomore Noami Santos-Lamb continues to rehab from an ACL injury that sidelined her for the entire 2012 season. The theme of the season moving forward will be how the Gators develop a successful formula with all of the new talent on the roster. weekend, nor does the loss on Sunday, Wise said. learned from it and how much better we are moving from this point forward. UF will get another home weekend tournasome of its weaknesses that were displayed against Penn State. on Friday at 7 p.m. in the OConnell Center. VOLLEY, from page 13 Phil Heilmantwitter: @phillip_heilman Joe Morgantwitter: @joe_morgan


MICHELLE PROVENZANOAlligator Writer@mmprovenzanoTaylor Burke has been unbeatable in the net during September. Since Florida lost 3-0 to Florida State on Aug. 30, the junior goalkeeper has posted three consecutive shutouts. The streak is nothing new for Burke, who has not allowed a goal since Oregon States Chelsea Buckland beat her on Aug. 25. Were fortunate that goalkeeping is one of the biggest strengths of our team, coach Becky Burleigh said. Burke began 2013 by splitting time in goal with freshman Nora Neset Gjoen. After Gjoen suffered against the Seminoles, Burke has become UFs full-time starting goalkeeper. I think Im just playing the same game that I always play, Burke said. I know Nora will be back, and well be playing the same games that we have been, so were excited to get her back. Burleigh added: When Nora went out with the injury against FSU, Taylor stepped up, and shes sheet. When Nora gets back, thats just even more competition. Burkes responsibilities in goal are nothing new. She started all 25 matches last season and played the entirety of 19 to rack up 2,204 minutes. 0.86 goals-against average, saving 60 shots and allowing 21 goals. Her recent run of shutouts is also familiar territory. She helped Florida record four consecutive shutouts in 2012, beginning in the Southeastern and lasting until Floridas loss to Notre Dame in the Sweet 16. With two years of experience, Burkes performance has become more consistent. Ive [improved] a lot with my footwork, Burke said. I kind of know how the games work now, how the weekends work, if were traveling or not. I think that just having experience, knowing what to expect in each game and how our system works has helped. The 6-foot-1 goalkeeper also credits her track experience she is the UF indoor high-jump record productivity. [Track and soccer] kind of interpret into each other, Burke said. With high balls, its kind of the same motion as high jumping as it is playing goalkeeper. Theyre weirdly alike. Burke has not faced many shots this season behind UFs active backI have to give a lot of credit to my defense; theyve been playing unbelievable, Burke said. Weve had a lot of new faces back there, and its been fun having new people in the back. Weve all been doing really well together. Burleigh added: Communication is huge. We expect a lot from our goalkeepers. For Taylor to be able to take care of things before they happen, it requires some comjob of that. Florida will face two undefeated opponents this weekend: Minnesota at home and in-state rival South Florida in Tampa. 16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2013 Ryan Jones / AlligatorTaylor Burke kicks the ball during Floridas 3-1 victory against Oregon State on Aug. 25 at James G. Pressly Stadium. The junior goalkeeper has three consectuive shutouts in September. SOCCERJunior goalkeeper enjoying shutout streak during September