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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 Megabus slashes prices for holiday travelTicket prices are as low as $1, pg 3. Festival to showcase local playsShows include Change Provided and Mullier Ridiculum, pg 5. Pumpkin spice maybe not so nice: Products invade local storesColumnist Adam Lichtenstein writes that Kelvin Taylor should be Floridas starting running back. Read the column on page 13. 83 /64 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 ISHA CHOKSIAlligator Contributing WriterThe Alachua County Fair has opened its gates for another round of rides, shows and fried food. The fair, which has been coming to the county for more than 40 years, opened last weekend and runs through Saturday at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3100 NE 39th Ave. Along with tried-and-true fair attractions, like carnival rides and funnel cake, the fair is introducing new bands, new food vendors, and a new show Wild About Monkeys this year, said Miriam White, a fair spokeswoman. White said new food vendors include a smoothie booth and a locally grown boiled peanuts booth. Kurtis Lee, a 21-year-old UF mathematics senior, said that although he enjoyed the Wild About Monkeys show, he would probably not go next year. I only had fun because I was with friends, he said. The fair felt pretty low quality, but the price is fair. But Vassia Daskalakis, a 19year-old UF accounting sophomore, said she would attend again. What I liked most is that it was cheap, she said. I won two of unhealthy food, like fried butter. Daily specials include a students day on Friday, on which students with a valid ID or ticket provided by the school will be admitted free between 2 and 5 p.m.VOLUME 108 ISSUE 44 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013Megan Reeves / AlligatorPatrons walk in front of a Ferris wheel Monday evening at the Alachua County Fair, held at the Alachua County Fairgrounds, 3100 NE 39th Ave. The fair runs through Saturday. LOCALAlachua County Fair runs through this weekend UF HOUSING SAID NO GROUP DAMAGES HAVE BEEN ASSESSED TO ANY BROWARD FLOOR. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff Writercwright@alligator.orgIt started with chanting through the halls, snowballed into a barricade of lounge furniture outside the resident assistants door and blew up when a sign stolen from the neighboring construction site became an accessory in the hall lounge. ler Drescher, an 18-year-old business freshman and Broward East 2 resident. We did nothing that would hurt anyone, just fun and games. But now the party has a chaperone. After a series of sheof Broward East hall less than four weeks after classes began this semester. UF Housing spokeswoman Sharon Blansett declined to comment on the pranks. She said no group damages have been Security cameras installed after residents prank Broward Hall JENNIFER LEGGETTAlligator Contributing WriterFor students whose post-graduate plans are pending, a new website is offering Gators a venue to market their skills for potential jobs., a new online social platform, is intended to serve as a personal career assistant for each student, said Sanjeev Agrawal, the founder and CEO of Collegefeed. website to promote their skills, connect with companies and learn how to market their abilities. The platform has attracted tens of thousands of college students since it was launched nationally about four months ago, Agrawal said. He said he created Collegefeed because er social platforms dont address. Students have a very unique set of needs, primarily because they dont have a lot of work experience and are not exposed to many companies, Agrawal said. Students can show academic projects, ininstead of focusing on job experience. Collegefeed is intended to bridge the gap between sites like Facebook and LinkedIn. It can be very intimidating for students to have themselves on the same list as people who have been in the business for years, he said. Students often have trouble translating their academic experience and skills to the real world, Agrawal said. Valerie Valcourt, a career ambassador at LinkedIn-Facebook hybrid job site for post-grads gains following of unhealthy food, like fried butter.Vassia DaskalakisSEE PRANK, PAGE 4 SEE WEBSITE, PAGE 4 Tyler Drescher


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 TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTSUNNY 76/50 PARTLY CLOUDY 76/48 PARTLY CLOUDY 78/51 RAIN 79/51 THUNDERSTORMS 83/64 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 44 him one week to find another job or he will be finding a new girlfriend and a new place to live. Along the way Kevin finds out a lot about himself. Gay Movie Night is on the last Friday of every month and is a free service provided by the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida. A $2 donation is requested. It is located at 3131 NW 13th St., Suite 62, in the Liberty Center. Cedar Key clam farming topic of Oct. 28 Science Cafe Enjoy a lively discussion on clam farming in a comfortable atmosphere at Farming the Sea: The Cedar Key Story in the Florida Museum of Natural Historys Science Cafe at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 28. Led by Leslie Sturmer, statewide shellfish extension agent IV at UF, the cafe will be held at Blue Gill Quality Foods, 1310 SW 13th St. A limited menu is offered for participants. To help plan for these free programs, please RSVP at least one week in advance with your name and the number attending by emailing or calling Amanda Harvey at 352273-2062. 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?Toastmasters meet Tuesdays Talking Gators Toastmasters Club meets Tuesdays at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building, Room 1031, 970 Natural Area Drive. For more information, go to: Talking Gators is also on Facebook. The club is open to everyone. Mr. and Mr. Being Black, Gay and In Love Today at 6 p.m. the Institute of Black Culture presents Nate Gay and Robert Brown, who will be speaking about their experiences as gay black men whose wedding video went viral and sparked controversy. They will discuss their experiences with African-Americans attitudes toward the LGBTQ community and the acceptance of LGBTQ individuals in historically black Greek-lettered organizations. Keeping with the institutes October theme of Love, Mr. and Mr. Being Black, Gay and In Love will aim to discuss love through the lens of homosexuality in the black community. For more information about the event, visit or email Vees@multicultural. Beautiful Boxer showing In honor of Gainesville Pride days, LGBT Affairs will be putting on a free screening of the movie Beautiful Boxer tonight at 8 p.m. The movie tells the chronicles of a transgender Thai boxer who is fighting for the chance to transition and live as a woman. SWE general body meeting There will be a general body meeting for the Society of Women Engineers at 6:15 p.m. today in Little Hall, Room 101. The Society of Women Engineers is an educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and be recognized for their lifechanging contributions as engineers and leaders. Humans Versus Zombies (HvZ) Game Test out your survival skills in UFs very own zombie apocalypse during the weeklong game of HvZ Battle zombies with Nerf guns as a human, or use stealth and agility as a zombie to feast on humans. The game is from Wednesday to Sunday, and the final rules meeting is tonight at 6:15 p.m. in the New Physics Building, Room 1001. Recurso Presents: Florida Organic Growers Interested in gardening, organic food, hunger issues, sustainability or looking for amazing internship opportunities? Come to the New Physics Building, Room A101, tonight at 6:30 p.m. Florida Organic Growers community food project manager Travis Mitchell will speak about FOGs mission, projects and internship opportunities. Torah on Tap Come discuss what Judaism has to say about everyday topics. Join UF Hillel Wednesday from 8 to 9 p.m. on the back patio of Leonardos by the Slice on University Avenue and 13th Street. Rabbi Swedroe will lead the discussion and provide pizza. Just bring money for the tip, and get ready to chat. For more information, check out the UF Hillels calendar at ufhillel. org/current-students/cal/ or email Rabbi Swedroe at Free challah roll Who wants to celebrate Shabbat a little early this week? Come meet Melissa from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday on Turlington Plaza to get a free challah roll to chomp on. Contact Melissa for more information at Come Play Gaga From 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Flavet Field, come learn Israeli games like Gaga with UF Hillel. Free snacks and drinks will be provided. The event is open to all students. For more information contact Sam at The Innocence Project From 7:30 to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Derrick Williams from the Innocence Project will be in the Hillel Multi Purpose Room in honor of Social Impact Week. The project works to exonerate victims who were wrongfully accused for crimes they did not commit. Williams will be speaking about his conviction in 1993 for sexual battery, where he spent 18 years in prison before the Innocence Project helped exonerate him in 2011. For more information, contact Rachael Cain at tzedek@, or check out the UF Hillel calendar at ufhillel. org/current-students/cal. Starbucks with Hillel Get your caffeine fix this Friday with UF Hillel. Come meet Melissa Kansky at Starbucks in the HUB from 1 to 3 p.m. to talk about resources UF Hillel has to offer. She will provide a tall drink of your choice. Its the perfect beginning to the weekend. For questions, contact UF Hillels engagement associate, Melissa at Gay Movie Night Friday at 7:30 p.m.: Heels: When Kevin Richards (Ricky Reidling) loses his third job in six months his girlfriend Teresa (Julie Ann Nill) gives Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Nathalie Dortonne / AlligatorLovebirdsPat and David Hooten, from Charlotte, N.C., watch for birds at Lake Alice Monday evening. The Gainesville landmark was listed in their guidebook for Florida bird trails. LOCAL ANA KRSMANOVICAlligator Contributing WriterThe School Board of Alachua County has launched an online survey to help search for someone to replace the outgoing superintendent. The board is using to allow residents to weigh in on the characteristics they hope to see in candidates that will be applying for the position. The survey, set to remain open until Nov. 12, features 20 characteristics candidates might possess, ranging from educational expertise to the ability to work in a diverse setting. The goal is to give the board an understanding of the kind of candidates residents want to see in the position, said Jackie Johnson, Alachua County Public Schools spokeswoman. The replacement search began following former superintendent Dan Boyds retirement announcement in mid-August. He had been working for around 44 years, so we anticipated it, Johnson said. We knew that it would be sometime this year, and it was just a matter of when. Johnson said the number of completed surveys thus far is unclear, but she said she hopes for a good turnout. The school board used the same technology when surveying residents about the boards strategic planning process and received more than 500 responses, she said. The board has scheduled three live forums to supplement the online survey. The forums are scheduled for 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Oct. 29, Nov. 7 and Nov. 12 at Hidden Oak Elementary School, Metcalfe Elementary School and Irby Elementary School respectively. James Speer, principal of Horizon Center Alternative School, said survey responses may vary based on computer literacy of county residents. Residents who have this technology readily available are more likely to respond, while those who dont will hopefully attend the forums to provide input, he said. Regardless of background, I think people want to see someone in that position who is aware and experienced in dealing with the sort of challenges each school in the district is facing, Speer said.School board uses online survey to aid superintendent search TICKET PRICES ARE AS LOW AS $1. HANNA MARCUS Alligator Staff, an express bus travel company, recently announced tickets are available for holiday season travel with prices as low as $1 per ticket. Mike Alvich, vice president of marketing and public relations for, said he anticipates a 20 percent increase in travelers this winter. Now is when youll get the lowest fares, he said. The popular dates sell out very quickly. The bus line travels from Gainesville to Atlanta and Orlando. works from a yield management business model, Alvich said, which means it offers a certain number of seats for a low price, and when those sell out, the prices for seats will rise. We have low-price seats all the time, he said. And as soon as theyre sold out, then the fare automatically goes to the next level. Alvich said booking now for future dates is wise. Ishani Jetty, a 20-year-old UF microbiology student, said she thinks the lowered ticket prices could be a good opportunity for students even though they must book their tickets far in advance of their travel dates. I feel like its good if you know what youre doing, and you can commit, she said. If theres conbucks, but I still think its a really good deal.Megabus slashes prices for holiday travel I think people want to see someone in that position who is aware and experienced in dealing with the sort of challenges each school in the district is facing.James SpeerHorizon Center principal


if any other halls had security cameras. Residents had been taking advantage of their newfound college freedom. The Eastside Boys, as the 15 pranksters dubbed themselves, tore door tags and became a toy. Stapled thongs and used condoms embellished hall bulletin boards. We all got to know each other really fast and became boys, said Cory Hartstein, an 18-year-old political science freshman. Its kind of dumb, but its funny. According to residents, their RA had enough. During the second week of Fall 2013, a meeting was called with the residents of Broward East 2, their RA, a UF Housing staff member and two special guests: University UPD spokesman Maj. Brad Barber said no criminal incidents have been reported. To dress for the occasion, residents conturn the meeting into a black-tie affair. Before the meeting, 22 residents dressed up and posed for a picture outside of the dorm. A week later, the cameras were installed, peering down at the entrances of the hallway. Residents said no one has received disciplinary action, but some are required to havior. Marine science freshman Fabio Biondolillo, 18, had to write a two-page, single-space essay for borrowing a lounge couch for a day, a punishment he deemed too long and unfair. Recently, Broward East 2 has mellowed out since fraternity recruitment began in September, and residents even befriended their RA. The majority of pranksters are pledges, even though the Eastside Boys toyed with the idea of forming their own fraternity. Health science freshman JP Hutchison, hijinks. He plans on converting the hall into and I think it brings us together and helps Obviously were bummed, but were still the UF Career Resource Center, agrees with Agrawal and said many students dont understand how to market themselves. She said students searching for jobs often focus too much on credentials. Its just as important to have qualisaid. But Valcourt does not think UF students need a resource like Collegefeed as much as other college students reer advice through the center. Were a very successful resource for career planning and career building, she said. Amanda Marino, a 20-year-old UF biology junior, said she thinks Collegefeed is a great idea but doesnt think she would use it herself. Marino said shes more likely to ing online, but she thinks the sites convenience will likely make it popular. Its useful to have everything all in one place, she said. 4, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a Misalleged he stole cigarettes from several stores and ran from police. Terry Joe Roberts, 37, was arrested on charges of robbery, drug possession according to an arrest report. At about 9 p.m., Roberts tried to buy cigarettes from the Chevron gas station at 3328 W. University Ave. When the clerk asked for Roberts ID and put a carton of cigarettes on the counter, Roberts grabbed the carton. He struggled with the clerk and twisted her arm before leaving the store with the cigarettes. He then went to Gator Beverage, 1126 W. University Ave., and stole a carton of Newport cigarettes the clerk had started to set down on the counter. Roberts snatched the carton from the clerks hand and left the store with it. Earlier that night, Roberts committed a similar theft at the Gate station reported he may have been driving a silver Dodge Neon, GPD spokesman Ofc. Ben Tobias wrote in an email. Based on the three incidents, police monitored University Avenue to try to catch Roberts. Roberts drove into Kingswood Court neighborhood. There, Roberts jumped from his moving car, which kept moving and hit another vehicle and caused about $1,000 worth of damage. Roberts ran into a wooded area, gunpoint and arrested him. During a es of cocaine in his pocket. Roberts was booked into the Alachua County Jail, where he remained as of press time with a $65,000 bond.Man wrestles cigarettes from cashiers, crashes car MICHAELA BISIENEREAlligator Contributing WriterTwo UF professors were inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nations oldest and most prestigious societies and independent research centers. Robert Dan Holt, who holds the Arthur R. Marshall, Jr. chair in ecological studies, and Michael Edward Moseley, distinguished professor of anthropology, attended the induction ceremony earlier this month in Cambridge, Mass. Holt said he was taken by surprise when he found out he was nominated in the Spring. I was tickled, he said. It came totally out of the blue. I had no idea this was cooking out there. This years inductees inmaker Ken Burns and jazz musician Herbie Hancock, according to a news release. Inductees also included Nobel and Pulitzer Prize recipients and Grammy, Emmy, Tony and Academy Award winners. I was very pleased to be on the same list as the names of some of the other people who were elected to be fellows this year, Holt said. Susan deFrance, anthropology department chair and wife of Moseley, said she was to be a part of the Academy. This is such a diverse group of scholars, deFrance said. Its a nice recognition of a lifetimes worth of work. David Grove, Jerald Milanthe anthropology department were also inducted into the Academy in previous years, deFrance said. Holt said other famous members of the Academy who he admired were Charles Darwin, Paul McCartney and the mathematician Leonhard Euler. You know, we dont do what we do because were trying to get awards and honors like this, Holt said. Its wonderful when it happens, but its because we think what we do is interesting, we love our disciplines and we think its important. Were delighted when somebody thinks weve made a contribution.Professors inducted into academyLOCAL JACLYN DE BONISAlligator Contributing WriterAlthough the main 26.2-hour event isnt until April, fundraising for the 2014 Dance Marathon at UF has already begun. ley Gatorz Bowling Center at 2606 NE Waldo Road. Were having these events to make a difference in the lives of the families, said Jordan Robbins, the community events overall chair and 21-year-old UF public relations senior. Celebrating the 20th year of Dance Marathon, a s Strikes Back theme was chosen to coincide with the idea of reminiscorate bowling ball cutouts and pins, which will be donated to the UF Health Shands Childrens Hospital, Robbins said. Another addition is The Strike is Right Lane, where a person can donate $1 to compete against a miracle child. Awards include Team *NSYNC, which goes to the most spirited team, and Fresh Prince of Bowl-Air, which goes to the team with the best style. Funds raised throughout the year through UFs Dance is the local Childrens Miracle Network Hospital, said Molly Vazquez, a 21-year-old UF public relations senior and public relations overall chair for Dance Marathon are just a small percentage of the people that support Dance Marathon.s bowling fundraiser to benefit 2014 Dance MarathonStars join them in groupNicole Gomez / AlligatorUF psychology freshman Albert Dima, 18, talks on the phone in front of Broward Hall, where he is a resident. A series of pranks were recently pulled in the residence hall and surveillance cameras were installed. PRANK, from page 1 WEBSITE, from page 1 help GatorsHolt Moseley Were having these events to make a difference in the lives of the families.Jordan Robbinspublic relations senior


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 CAMPUS RJ SCHAFFERAlligator Staff WriterThe Florida Players is offering the chance to get a play produced at its annual New Works Festival. The festival lets residents and students submit a play to be considered for production. It is funded by Student Government. This year is looking really, really good, said artistic director Megan Wicks. Its just an opportunity for new playwrights to get their work out there and to actually see it done. Two shows will be featured in this years festival, which will take place on Nov. 22, 24 and 25. The plays will be held on campus in the McGuire Pavilion Black Box Theatre. The shows include Change Provided, a play that takes place in a toll booth on Interstate 4 in Orlando. The other play is Mullier Ridiculum, which is a sketch comedy show. Lauren Killer, publicist for Florida Players, said the advantage of the Florida Players is that it gives students a chance to get involved in theater. The selection committee usually receives about 10 submissions, and it then chooses one to three shows to put on during the festival, Wicks said. During intermission, attendees can watch staged readings featuring works that were not accepted for production, Wicks said. She said one of the perks of being involved in Florida Players is the actors and actresses get the opportunity to be in the original cast of a play since most of the plays are being Wicks was a member of the original cast of Iceland Play, which debuted at the festival last year. The playwright is now in New York City trying to get the play produced for Broadway.Festival to showcase local plays IT COULD REDUCE THE NEED FOR FULL MASTECTOMIES. DANIELLE HILTONAlligator Contributing WriterKristin Babik was 15 when she found out her mom had breast cancer. Babik, now a 20-year-old UF psychology and criminology junior, said her mothers cancer was caught early. She survived but had a mastectomy. Now, a drug called Perjeta recently approved for new use could diminish the need for full mastectomies. Alan Shealy, a local pharmacist, said Perjeta turns off a protein called HER2 that makes cancer cells divide and grow faster. Before surgery, they can use this drug to shrink the tumor, Shealy said. That means the breast can be saved a lot of times so that cancer patients dont have to have a full mastectomy. Nearly 20 percent of breast cancers demonstrate increased amounts of HER2, according to a Food and Drug Administration news release. Babik said Perjeta sounds like a step forward. I think its great as long as its safe and no ones harmed in the trials of it, she said. Paul Doering, professor emeritus in UFs College of Pharmacy, said Perjeta has been on the market since 2012 but was only approved late last month for use prior to surgery. The main study used to test this drug was so impressive that it would be considered unethical to not come up with a mechanism to make it widely available to patients, he said. Doering said Perjeta is used with two other drugs, and the three-drug treatment costs between $27,000 and $49,000, depending on the duration of treatment time. medicine, and this is something to shout about, Doering said. Its not shout about.New cancer drug approved This year is looking really, really good . Its just an opportunity for new playwrights to get their work out there and to actually see it done.Megan WicksFlorida Players artistic director


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial 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.Thanks, Obama:Glitches stall health care rolloutOne day, our great-great-great grandchildren will laugh at our Dark-Ages digital technology most likely while cruising around on jet packs and buying Google Glasses out of vending machines. Theyll probably speak of the stalled website the same way we speak of rotary telephones and dial-up Internet. Because, lets be honest: Its ridiculous. Since its launch, prevented Americans from signing up for the program that aside from excessive and undue drone attacks and Michelles rack Obamas presidency. Yesterday, according to Reuters, Obama held a meeting at the White House Rose Garden with consumers, small business owners and pharmacists who have been affected by the new law to attempt damage control. acceptable and plans to address the issue head-on. Reuters also reported the president and his team would bring in tech experts from both inside and outside the government to repair problems with the website but its unclear how long that will take. poised to travel the country and encourage people to sign up for health care. But if the website problems arent resolved in time, the American people who support the Affordable Care ponents of Obamacare will have ammunition to criticize it further. The whole ordeal calls into question the federal governments decision to rely on CGI Federal, a subsidiary of a More details about the Canadian company have surfaced in the wake of Obamacares technical woes, and theyre not pretty. getting federal contracts, according to the Washington Post. good: Its performance on Ontario, Canadas health-care mediditched the $46.2 million contract after three years of missed deadlines. CGI isnt wholly responsible, though, the Post reported. A number of issues may have contributed to the rocky rollout: Not enough funding, hastily written code and the entire federal procurement apparatus, which makes it harder for smaller IT companies to bid on federal government jobs. On the surface, the problems may seem like a simple technical hiccup. This is not the case, though: Many internal, back-end issues are hindering the success of the program. Its a shame, too we want Obamacare to work, we really do. But if the technical issues arent resolved swiftly, even supporters of health care will have a hard time justifying a system thats so broken.With the government shutdown behind us, the media is declaring winners and losers. No matter what poll or TV station you turn to, there always seems to be universal disapproval for the House Tea Party Caucus. Though passionate and fearless, Tea Party politicians lack a clear vision of how to reach their goals. It seems as to attack it head-on unilaterally, regardless of any political The main reason the Tea Party base is so unhappy is because Washington has not embraced a true center-right the Reagan Administration, America experienced rising debt, a continuation of entitlement programs and tax increases. During the Bush years, the government continued to explode with more departments and bureaucracy. The Tea Party base has credible reasons to be unhappy. But instead of having a comprehensive plan of action and general legislative approach to deal with policy issues, Tea Party politicians simply throw themselves into lief that they should win. Most of these politicians were elected to enact change immediately and refuse to compromise. However, our system of government requires our branches to work with each other slowly to reach legislative solutions. And most of the policy issues the group brings up are pressing issues. The debt America continues to pile on will continue to negatively affect the nation for years to come. ernment that continues to grow is not a good thing. There is not necessarily a problem with Tea Party substance; the problem is with the Tea Party strategy. As we have seen, the government cannot be run from a minority of the minority party. But if you want to become a majority party, you cant pull off stunts like a fauxgovernment. With the 2014 midterm elections in sight, the Republican Party should be assessing what it did wrong in the past and working to gain a majority in the Senate. In addition to this, an insane strategy from the Tea Party base is comparing how conservative Republican politicians are. Great Republican politicians like New Jersey Governor Chris Christie and Sen. Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) Republicans who are serving in blue and purple states should not be subjected to questions about their conservativeness. Unlike failed Tea Party candidates such as Richard Mourdock and Todd Akin, right and, most importantly, winning elections. The base should realize that instead of getting our own incumbent the Democratic politicians out. It is interesting to also point out that though the Republican Party is viewed unfavorably nationally, on a statelevel the party is viewed favorably. New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal are the true standard-bearers for the GOP. They are governing effectively from a center-right position and have Democrats giving them positive approval ratings. A few bad apples seem to be giving the Republican Party a bad name. eyes will be on the Tea Party to see if they have learned have. Michael Beato is a UF economics sophomore. His column runs on Tuesdays. 49 TOTAL VOTES59% YES 41% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Do you use contraceptives? Todays question: Are you tired of everything being WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Michael


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7 If you had to make the unfortunate trek through Turlington Plaza last week, chances are you caught an eyeful of the Created Equal movements aborted fetus posters and stand-ups lining the walkways. The graphic images ahead signs werent quite emphatic enough to prepare us for what was there. Yes, Turlington Plaza is a free speech zone. Neither the university nor anyone else can regulate the content or media expressions of those who assemble there. They may only regulate the time, place and manner. However, none of that means a visual shock-and-awe is in an appropriate or effective method of expressing a belief. When I entered Turlington Plaza last Tuesday, I wasnt angry with the Created Equal members. I admire their conviction, and they must be courageous to submit themselves to the hostility of passersby. I wasnt even angry at the images, though I believe them to be sensationalized. I was angry for every lady Gator who has had an abortion, willingly or not. I was angry for any woman considering one at the time she walked to class Tuesday only to be ambushed by everything she didnt need to see. This has nothing to do with being pro-choice, pro-life or pro-anything. Regardless of anyones beliefs about abortion and we all have an opinion there does anyone feel it is acceptable to make students with abortion experiences feel uncomfortable on their own campus? No matter what the message, presentation is everything. In my opinion, a less-hostile open dialogue would be a more productive model of outreach. There must be another viable medium that doesnt feel like an ambush. If I were considering abortion, or simply on the fence about my beliefs, these seemingly extremist people are not the ones I would consult. Created Equal executive director Mark Harrington says his platform targets the mushy middle, people who have no strong stance at either end of the abortion debate spectrum. I dont believe such an audience exists on a university campus. If you do exist, onthe-fence folks, heres my message to you: engage in civil, fact-based conversations with multiple people from both sides of the issue. Sharing beliefs and creating an open dialogue about social issues is a fundamental aspect of university life. One beauty of our campus is that it fosters constant exposure to new belief systems. No one here is nave enough to want protection from opposing views. I imagine we all value them greatly. But this sideshow? Its all a sensational stunt, an exhibition of the outlandish that serves only to needle young women into feeling guilty. To the members of Created Equal, thank you for voicing your beliefs and exercising your right to free speech. However, is it too much to ask that women with abortion history or those considering it presently have a peaceful walk across their campus without being confronted by grisly photos of fetuses on coins? Is there not enough humanity in of a different approach? Judging from the pamphlets that were available at the exhibit, I know you have other media at your disposal. Regardless of my abortion views which have probably become apparent anyway its important to note these images are not from the typical procedure. Traveling pro-life groups are notorious for using photos of late-term abortions carried out for emergency reasons. Those interested should visit for a glimpse of reality. To the girls this has affected negatively, those with past abortions or those considering them when they saw the posters, Im so sorry. Everyone I talked to that day had you in their thoughts, regardless of their personal beliefs. Katie McPherson is a UF English junior. Her column runs on Tuesdays.Created Equal makes some women feel less than equalColumn Katie Letters to the EditorBetter resources for cyclistsI recently became an avid biker after a church friend gave me a bike. I used to bike everywhere on campus and in town when I was a University of Florida student in the 1970s. Some streets around town dont even have a bike lane. Bicyclists are forced to use the sidewalk, which should be reserved for pedestrians. Sometimes if we have to use the sidewalk, there are tree branches blocking our path and debris all over the sidewalk. The city and property owners have mutual responsibility to keep the sidewalks clear for safe public use. Also, bikers and motorists need to be aware of each other and coexist better, for everyones safety. Finally, I ask the city to please check the operation of the buttons designed to give bikers and pedestrians safe crossing of streets. Somestreet. Thank you to RTS for providing bike racks on its buses. Bruce Frendahl Gainesville residentMichael Beatos columnsI just would like to say great job for having Michael Beato write a weekly column for the Alligator. Despite the fact that I do not agree with him on every issue, I appreciate having a sane, levelheaded, conservative-minded voice on the opinions section. Even though the readership is pretty liberal, I think he caters his writings to that particular group, and he explains his point of view well. Though he is right of center, I have not heard him talk about the birther movement, legitimate rape or any other outlandish Republican views and for that I am truly thankful. He is by far better than your conservative columnist last year. The differences are quite evident. I highly encourage you to keep him on your paper because there are not many like him. Brandon Duong UF engineering sophomore


8, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013William A. England / Alligator ELIZABETH BOONEAlligator Contributing WriterPumpkin pie, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin body butter: Its a pumpkin party in Gainesville. From pumpkin spice seasoning to actual fresh pumpkins, shoppers have an array of items to choose from starring the great gourd at stores like Trader Joes. But some UF students might have already had enough. UF industrial engineering junior Lauren Neely, 20, certainly has. vored now, Neely said. liked, but soon McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts had it, too. ticed the power of the pumpkin in the Trader Joes newsletter, which included numerous pumpkin recipes in the publication. Its too in-your-face, Neely said. Others disagree. For example, a manager at Trader Joes in Butler Plaza said some local customers are ordering pumpkin products by the case. UF telecommunication senior Jeanie Fletcher, 21, said she thinks the scent and food helps people get into the fall spirit. Still, she wont be rushing over to Trader Joes. Ive never been a huge holiday person, Fletcher said. But UF animal science freshman Courtney Crosby, 18, said she is OK with the pumpkin craze. Its expected for pumpkins to come out in the fall, Crosby said. Its the go-to theme. Although shes not the biggest pumpkin fan, Crosby said she still likes the scent of pumpkin. It makes it feel like fall, Crosby said.Pumpkin spice maybe not so nice: Fall products invade stores CLAIRE BOUGHAlligator Contributing WriterYoga provides more immediate cogwhich has a delayed effect, according to a recent study. Despite an increase in the prevalence of yoga exercise, research focusing on the relationship between yoga exercise and cognition is limited, the studys authors wrote. In the study, 30 female undergraduate students completed three cognitive tests during three visits. form any exercise. Before the second test, they completed 20 minutes of Hatha yoga, and before the third, they completed 20 minutes of aerobic exercise. After exercising, the participants completed simple tests on a computer screen that measured memory among other factors. The participants performed after yoga in comparison to aerobic and baseline assessments, said Neha Gothe, one of the studys authors. tor of nursing practice student at UF, has I have more energy, and I feel better health-wise overall, she said. My posture is better. I am generally happier. cial to practice yoga directly before a task where brainpower is needed. Yoga is a mind-body activity, and clearly there is something about its practice that leads to better cognition and thinking immediately after its practice, Gothe said.Study: Yoga betters brainsCAMPUS NACUYA A. LEWISAlligator Contributing WriterUFs Black Student Union is preparing to hold a new competition on campus where students can lip-synch their hearts out. tion, The Vegas Decade Showdown, is hosted by the union and slated for Oct. 28 in the Reitz Union Rion Ballroom. The winner of each category will receive a trophy, and the overall winner will be awarded a $100 cash prize, said Janna Gilstrap, a 20 yearold UF telecommunication junior and BSU member. The competition will be separated into four categories: Greek, individual, organization and group, Gilstrap said. The teams will be given an 80s, 90s or 2000s music category. Each team must create a routine to a song from the decade. About 20 teams have applied to participate in the show, Gilstrap said. The competition will be judged by UF faculty and staff members including the Institute of Black Culture director Vee Smith. Performances will be judged based on creativity, originality, appearance and crowd appeal, Gilstrap said. BSU is also encouraging audience members awarded a prize. Jahtia Haynes, the special events director, said she expects the ballroom to be so full that they will have to stream the show in smaller surrounding rooms. You dont have to know how to sing or dance, the 20-year-old UF public relations junior said. You just need to know how to have a good time.BSU plans lip-synch competition MARIA LLORENSAlligator Contributing WriterFor 40 percent of the world this year, the Internet could be a source of information, time-killing cat videos and a constant stream of Miley Cyrus tweets. A recent United Nations report projects that by the end of the year, about 2.7 billion people will have online access. However, many countries in Africa and Asia remain underrepresented in Internet use. The Internet should become a norm, not a luxury, said UF senior Ronald Quan. Quan, the 22-year-old vice president of the UF chapter of Association for Computing Machinery, said the Internet contains everything a person needs except for human contact. But Dhanashree Thorat, a UF English graduate student who researches inequality in new media, said this isnt the case. Lack of access to computers, software and an Internet connection creates a gap in the kind of knowledge found on the Internet, she said. Wikipedia articles on nonWestern topics are sometimes underdeveloped or non-existent, Thorat said. Sophia Acord, associate director of the UF Center for the Humanities and the Public Sphere, said she questions the ability of the Internet to connect people globally when social biases still exist. People go on the Internet to she said. This isolation has a variety of effects, she said, like making it Still, Acord said, the Internet has been helpful in certain cases. It allows immigrants and political activists to connect to each other and express their ideas. In places like India and subSaharan Africa, she said, the celllife than the Internet. Networks of communication have developed more around texting than tweeting. Do you need the Internet there? Sure, Acord said. Have they been waiting for it? No. Thorat said she recommends people in more Internet-dependent groups, like college students, become more socially aware online, where information can be biased. Students, she said, should recognize that technology is shaped by the culture that creates it. The Internet is not a utopian space, she said. 1) Google 2) Facebook 3) YouTube 4) Yahoo! 5) Baidu a Chinese language search engine 6) Wikipedia 7) Chinas largest Internet service portal 8) LinkedIn 9) Live 10) Twitter Source: Top 10 Most Visited Websites Its the go-to theme.UF animal science freshman You dont have to know how to sing or dance. You just need to know how to have a good time.UF public relations junior


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 Joanne Joseph / AlligatorMaking a PointeJacqueline Valdez, 41, teaches a vertical ballet class Monday at Elegant Body Pilates studio at 4003 NW CAMPUS CHERI BAILEYAlligator Contributing WriterAnother one rides the bus. In an effort to reduce carbon emissions, the UF OfOne Less Car Day rolls into UF again THE PLAN WILL BAR NONCITIZENS FROM VOTER ROLLS. HANNAH MORSEAlligator Contributing Writer databases and determine if he said. Florida to examine voter rolls more closely Its important that updates and keep Pam Carpenter Alternative Transportation Options:


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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG UF volleyballs offense struggled to gain any momentum against Missouri. Read the story on page 14.The Southeastern Conference named Lauren Smith the SEC Defensive Player of the Week Monday. Smith scored twice against Kentucky on Friday. JOE MORGAN Alligator Staff Writer@joe_morgan Gators struggle to stop run in back-to-back losses Rachel Crosby / Alligator StaffDante Fowler Jr. (6) attempts to block a pass during Floridas 36-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday at Faurot Field in Columbia, Mo. Tigers quarterback Maty Mauk threw for a career-high 295 yards during the game to help Missouri accumulate 500 yards of total offense the most UF has allowed under coach Will Muschamp. AS STEIN ON TV A Taylor should be UFs starter MICHELLE PROVENZANO Alligator Writer@mmprovenzano Senior widening playing SOCCERSEE SOCCER, PAGE 15 SEE ADAM, PAGE 15 SEE FOOTBALL, PAGE 15 Adam LichtensteinTwitter: @alichtenstein24 We need to play the run better, take more pride in our performance and how were playing on the gonna get it done.Will MuschampUF coach the season? 5% 1-10 38% 11-25 57% unranked159 total votes


14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 RJ SCHAFFER Alligator Writer @rjschaffer The Gators were riding high following nine straight sweeps and 13 consecutive wins entering the weekend. Both streaks came to a halt as Floridas offense struggled. No. 18 Missouri, one of two undefeated teams in the nation, defeated No. 2 Florida in four sets, declaring that the Southeastern Conference is still up for grabs. ball, coach Mary Wise said. They had a great crowd, and this Missouri team, with all of the experience they returned last year and their young sets couldnt get any closer. I just felt that Missouri made a few more plays and they were the better team. Floridas performance during the weekend which also included a four-set win against Arkansas was uncharacteristic of the way the team has played the entire season. Heading into the road matches, Florida ranked second in the nation in both hitting percentage at (.336) and kills per set at (15.17). But that offense all but disappeared when UF visited Fayetteville, Ark., and Columbia, Mo. In Fridays match against the Razorbacks, the Gators hit just .237. Sundays outing was much of the same as Florida only hit .237, and Missouri recorded 9.5 blocks. Weve always said you learn more from a loss than you do from a win, Wise said. All credit has to go to how well Missouri played. The players who have carried the team offensively for much of the season were a virtual no-show during the weekend. O utside hitter Gabby Mallette has been one of UFs most consistent players this season, but the sophomore hit just .192 against Arkansas and .059 against Missouri. The same can be said for senior middle blocker Chloe Mann. Mann has been unstoppable in almost every match, but she also failed to get anything going, hitting just .231 against the Tigers. Despite the strong play the Gators have had from their young players, the key to pushing them over the edge will be if sophomore outside hitter Ziva Recek can return to the level of play she showed during her freshman year. Recek has failed to make much of an impact so far this season. She was second on the team in kills with 15 against Missouri but was second worst in hitting percentage with a .120 clip on 50 attempts. Florida (18-2, 7-1 SEC), which entered the weekend undefeated in conference play, is now one game behind Missouri (23-0, 7-0) in the loss column with 10 matches remaining during regular season play. Kristi Camara / Alligator StaffGabby Mallette blocks a ball during UFs win against Texas A&M on Oct. 4 in the OConnell Center. UF V olle yball


LSU on Oct. 12. Taylor looked better against the LSU defense than either Jones or Brown, rushing for 5.2 yards per carry versus a defense that limited UF to six points. Taylor is simply the Gators best running back. At this point, the argument is settled. Since Browns solid season-opening performance, the redshirt junior has averaged 3.3 yards per rush. That just does not cut it for a team whose offense is based around pounding the football. Florida needs a running back who can make plays like the one Taylor made against Missouri. offensive touchdown of the game. It was also Floridas longest play of the afternoon. The Gators cannot keep plowing forward with the same rushing attack. If Floridas offensive line keeps failing to protect quarterback Tyler Murphy, then UF needs a running back who can get past the line. Taylor is the Gators only player who can consisBrown lining up, they can play people back to guard the pass without worrying about Brown breaking off a big run. He has not shown he can do that against a Southeastern Conference defense. Taylor has. He averaged 5.7 yards per carry against the No. 3 and No. 8 rush defenses in the conference. Opposing defenses have to respect him. Muschamp has been saying since fall camp that Taylor is great at running the ball, even if he was substandard at other aspects of the position. Right now, Florida needs a playmaker more than though it needs those, too. If UFs season has any chance of being salvaged, the Gators need someone to step up. Its time to free Kelvin. fundamental play. After going into the weekend with a 4-2 Southeastern Conference record, Florida clawed its way back to a prime position in the league with 3-0 sweeps against Kentucky and LSU. Holding the league forerunners to a combined 10 shots was due in large part to Floridas depth in defensive roles. Burleigh switched out multiple players in the outside back roles throughout Sundays matchup against LSU at James G. Pressly Stadium, with all making effort to break down LSUs defense. If we play quickly and we execute, its hard to defend, because no defender moves faster than the ball, Burleigh said. We just kind of have to keep that trend going and make sure we work on the hustle stats that are 50/50 balls and defending things like set pieces. Floridas risky strategy of sending outside backs forward in the attack has paid off so far. Against Kentucky on Friday, Florida scored all three Outside back Claire Falknor ran up the near side Havana Solaun near the corner. Falknor made the pass, and Solaun made a cross into the box that found Lauren Smiths right foot. She took goal of the night. Solaun then transferred in prime scoring position en the game. Outside back Lauren Silver helped Florida grab a cushion lead before halftime and quickly ran up the far The freshman took the shot from 21 yards out to get the 2-0 lead over the Wildcats. Burleigh said going back to the one-two-touch style the team is comfortable with helped with the wins. Our team takes a lot of pride in the way that we play, and they also take a lot of pride in being a close team, Burleigh said. We want to see what that were starting to see some of that. Floridas weekend shutouts improve its conference record to 6-2, tying with Kentucky for second in the league. We expect to get better every game, Burleigh said. Were either getting better or getting worse, and right now were getting better. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 SOCCER, from page 13Three ranked SEC teams upset by unranked opponentsfrom a head injury he suffered during a pile-up at the goal line against LSU. The same issues on the line of scrimmage that plagued the Gators in Baton Rouge carried over to Columbia, Mo. more. The dagger was a 50-yard carry by Josey late in the third quarter with the Tigers leading 23-17. The play sparked a run of 13 straight points that helped Missouri ice the game. Cant give up big plays, Buck linebacker Dante Fowler Jr. said. We gave up a lot of big plays. That hurt us. Our job like that. We cant give up big plays like that. Sloppy Saturday: Despite the ugliness of Floridas 36-17 loss to Missouri, Saturday could have been worse for the Gators. Five ranked teams lost to unranked opponents during a weekend of upsets. Floridas next opponent, injury-ravaged Georgia, fell from No. 15 to out of the top 25 after a 31-27 loss to Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tenn. The Bulldogs blew a 13-point lead, fumbling on back-to-back possessions in the fourth quarter and allowing the Commodores utes. UCF was on the right side of another upset, toppling then-eighth-ranked Louisville 38-35 in Louisville, Ky., on Friday night. Knights quarterback Blake Bortles threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Jeff Godfrey with 23 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter for the game-winning score. Two more upsets occurred in the Southeastern Conference when formerly 11th-ranked South Carolina fell to Tennessee 23-21, and then-No. 6 LSU lost to Ole Miss 27-24. The Volunteers defeated the Gamecocks with a 19-yard losing streak against ranked opponents. 2004, that UF, UGA and USC all lost. Formerly 20th-ranked Washington capped a wild day ils dominated the ground game, rushing for 314 yards compared to the Huskies minus-5. FOOTBALL, from page 13Taylor led Gators tailbacks in yards per carry each of previous two games ADAM, from page 13Rachel Crosby / Alligator S taffKelvin Taylor (21) runs the football during Floridas 36-17 loss to Missouri on Saturday at Faurot touchdown of his college career on 12 attempts against the unbeaten Tigers. Florida outside backs contributing offensively If we play quickly and we execute, its hard to defend, because no defender moves faster than the ball. We just kind of have to keep that trend going and make sure we work on the hustle stats that are 50/50 balls and defending things like set pieces.Becky BurleighUF coachMuschamp


LANDON WATNICK Alligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnick With Week 7 of the NFL season in the books, here are a few former Gators who made the most tangible impact for their respective teams. Jordan Reed, tight end: During the Washington Redskins 45-41 victory against the Chicago Bears, Reed made Gators fans long even more for their starting tight end from a year ago. A third-round selection in the 2013 NFL Draft, Reed caught a career-high nine passes from Washington III for 134 receiving yards and the second touchdown of his career. His score a 3-yard reception put the Redskins ahead 24-17 with 27 seconds remaining in the The 6-foot-2 tight ends longest reception was a 38yard gain on the third offensive play of the game. Reed won the battle against Chicagos linebacker core, which features Jon Bostic Reeds teammate last season at Florida. Bostic tied for a team-best Bears, but he could not stop Reed from shredding the Bears pass defense. Riley Cooper, wide receiver: A game after a 120yard performance that saw of 2013, Cooper notched a team-high 88 yards Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. He caught six passes on seven targets. Coopers 26-yard reception from quarterback Matt Barkley late in the fourth quarter was the longest by an Eagle all afternoon. Unfortunately for Cooper, his performance was not enough to lift Philadelphia, which fell 17-3 to Dallas at home on Sunday. Notes: During the second quarter of the Miami Dolphins 23-21 home loss to the Buffalo Bills, Dolphins rookie kicker Caleb Sturgis missed that hit the right upright of the goalpost. The miss was only his second this season. Also during the loss, Dolphins rookie linebacker Jelani Jenkins stirred up controversy when he drilled Bills quarterback Thad Lewis on a near helmet-to-helmet hit after a completed pass on third and 11. 15 yards for roughing the passer. In the New York Jets overtime win against the New England Patriots, Jets wideout David Nelson caught four passes for a season-high 80 yards. Also in the game, Pats linebacker Brandon Spikes recorded 11 tackles with one for a loss of yardage. Cincinnati Bengals defensive end Carlos Dunlap requarterback hits during his teams 27-24 win against the Detroit Lions. Dunlap also blocked a Akers from 34 yards out, which was recovered by former Gators and current Bengals safety Reggie Nelson, in the second quarter. Baltimore Ravens free safety Matt Elam made three tackles one for loss and recovered a fumble by Steelers tight end Heath Miller in the second quarter. Running back Jeff Demps (groin) was inactive for the 0-6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lost to the Atlanta Falcons 31-23 their fourth loss this year by fewer than 10 points. according to Bucs coach Greg Schiano. 16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2013 AP PhotoRookie tight end Jordan Reed catches a touchdown pass against the Chicago Bears in Landover, Md., on Sunday. GATORS IN THE NFL Tight end scores in Redskins victory CERCONE LOST IN STRAIGHT SETS. BRITNEE MCCOY Alligator Writer@TheReporterGirl tournament of the season at the 2013 USTA/ ITA Southeast Regional Championships on Monday. The senior fell short against her singles 6-1. the tiebreak. With her win, Garcia, who plays for Georgia, claimed the regional title and earned an automatic entry into the USTA/ ITA National Indoor Intercollegiate Championships. Cercone must now wait for an invitation to the national event held at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, N.Y. Despite her loss, coach Roland Thornqvist said he thought Cercone played well. Alex improved every day at this tournament, he said. She was very tough. Cercone was not the only player to make an impression at the tournament. Seven Gators combined for a 17-0 singles and doubles record on Friday. Cercone collected her 98th career singles and Stefani Stojic reached the doubles quarIm really looking forward to the spring season, Thornqvist said. Florida will now head to Orlando, where the Gators will compete in the USTA Clay Court Invitational beginning Thursday. Senior drops tournament championship