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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 New UF Sustainability Hut pulled by bikeThe new hut has solar panels, pg 3. Freshman Leadership Council spreads pre-Thanksgiving joyThe week of random acts of kindness ends Friday, pg 8. Stage 7 reopening to be commemorated with food truck rally, artThe rally begins at 5 p.m. Thursday, pg 5. Carlos Miranda is coming on strong for the Florida cross country team. Read the story on page 14. 72 /61 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgBefore Tuesdays Senate meeting, Student Body President Christina Bonarrigo welcomed the crowd at the 2013 State of the Campus address and praised accomplishments contributing to UFs mission to become a top-10 university. She spoke about the upcoming debut of UF Online in January and the Aim Higher campaign. We want to look at higher education as an investment and not an expenditure, Bonarrigo said. A hot topic among students for the past year, the Reitz Union expansion was one of expansion will add 100,000 square feet of space entirely for students, she said, including a UFs latest renovations would also include the revamping of Newell Hall into a state-of-the-art study space this Spring, if funding is provided by the state. The new center would be open 24/7. Bonarrigo said more study space was the No. 1 thing students asked for on the most recent Student Experience in the Research University survey. Student Governments achievements this year include a central syllabus website, a Student Body president blog that has garnered more than 12,000 views and a movement VOLUME 108 ISSUE 64 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013William A. England / Alligator StaffUF Student Body President Christina Bonarrigo gives the 2013 State of the Campus address in the Reitz Union on Tuesday evening. BERNIE MACHEN ADDRESSED THEM AT A MEETING THURSDAY. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgPresident Bernie Machen recently addressed the Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences faculty about his proposed changes to the board that reviews tenure and promotions, causing reverberations among concerned employees. Machen and Jack Payne, the senior vice president for agriculture and natural resources, assured those in attendance at a meeting last week that Machens proposal keeps the facultys best interests in mind. The Academic Personnel Board is currently composed of six members who review more than 200 cases a year for promotions and tenure recommendations. The proposal suggests the board split into two bodies with 10 to 12 members, lessening the workload and allowing for a more in-depth review process. But some of the faculty were hesitant to accept this proposal. Some faculty members, such as Stephen Futch, felt dividing the APB would create a schism between extension faculty, which are UF employees stationed off campus, and nonextension faculty. Futch, an extension agent based in Lake Alfred, Fla., said its important to make sure that extension faculty are the same as regular employees. Payne said all faculty are not treated the same, but extension specialists have always been on the tenure tered through a single review board. The split in the board would entail one group reviewing tenure-track faculty while the other handles extension faculty. Payne said the issue with the current APB setup revolves around its recent increase of negative reviews throughout the last few years. UF IFAS faculty concerned by tenure proposalSTUDENT GOVERNMENTState of Campus looks toward top 10 ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgUF students kicked off De-Stress Fest in West by taking a rest. ries of events for students, including a Super Smash Bros. tournament sponsored by Gator Gaming, free yoga classes and visits from therapy puppies. Samantha Duboff, a 19-year-old UF accounting freshman, said the events were something she might check out. I think the therapy puppies sound the most interesting, she said. For Nap Day, about 50 tired students designated nap room in Library West. Michele Lesure, the night and weekends circulation coordinator for the library, said the room was stocked with sleeping mats from the by the librarians. The mood was set with the sounds of rain. Hot and iced tea as well as ear plugs were available for students. They work so hard, and we see them struggling in the library, Lesure said. Im eternally impressed by how great the students are and how hard they work. The event was funded through two library funds and staffed by volunteers from the library ambassadors group. The event is unlikely to be repeated for liability reasons, Lesure said.Library West gives sleepy UF students space to nap it out SEE STATE, PAGE 4 SEE IFAS, PAGE 4De-stress week includes puppies


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, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 TODAYFORECASTSUNDAY SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 62/38 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/47 PARTLY CLOUDY 79/58 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/62 RAIN 72/61 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 64 Starbucks with UF Hillel Get your caffeine fix this Friday with UF Hillel. Come meet Melissa Kansky in the Starbucks at Library West from noon to 2 p.m. to talk about the Jewish resources UF Hillel has to offer. She will provide a free tall drink of your choice. For questions, contact UF Hillels engagement associate, Melissa, at article in Mondays Alligator incorrectly stated about 60 students a week go into UFs Student Health Care Center for STD screening. It should have said the SHCC sees about 60 students a week in the STI/STD Testing Clinic, a partnership with the Alachua County Health Department. Additional students get tested in meetings with their primary care teams. Another story incorrectly stated the city commission voted to nix a University Commons plan, when in fact a motion to keep gathering information passed. 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?Taste of Tikkun Olam Come to Turlington from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. to get a snack from UF Hillel that relates to the Torah portion. This week, Joseph receives his well known Technicolor dreamcoat. What do you think the snack will be? For more information, contact Hillels engagement associate, Melissa Kansky, at Melissa@ufhillel. org. Wanted: Mentors for K-8 students Interested in serving as a mentor for an elementary or middle school student next semester? The Center for Leadership and Service has a variety of opportunities available for students to get involved in local schools. After School Gators and Motiv8 are looking for responsible and committed UF students to serve as mentors and role models for local kindergarten through eighth-grade students. Mentors are paired with mentees and meet weekly, forming a lasting relationship and developing lifelong skills. Carpooling is available. Come to the information session at 6 p.m. in CSE, Room E121. Visit for more information. The Entrepreneurship Club Internship fair The TEC startup internship fair is at 6 p.m. in Stuzin Hall. Dont miss it. Gainesville startups will be in attendance, including Grooveshark, Mobiquity, Florida Works, Mindtree and more. Please RSVP at events. National Association of Black Journalists hosts Fall 2013 Expansion Week Until Friday, NABJ will host events to promote the organization and provide professional opportunities to students in the College of Journalism and Communications. E! News correspondent Alicia Quarles will host a Q-and-A session at 6:30 p.m. in Weimer Hall, Room 3032. Other events include a fundraiser Thursday at 7 p.m. at Mochi on University Avenue and a film screening with ice cream sundaes Friday at 6:30 p.m. in the Wildflower Apartments Theater. For more information, visit, Twitter and Facebook. Institute of Black Culture Presents: Bereolaesque Award-winning author and contemporary gentleman Entinan O. Bereola II will be speaking at 6:30 p.m. in the Levin College of Law, Room 285B. Bereola will be speaking on contemporary etiquette and the dos and donts of dating in college. The event is free and open to all. Bereola is the author of Bereolaesque: The Contemporary Gentleman & Etiquette Book for the Urban Sophisticate a look into making manners relevant and what it takes to become a modern-day gentleman. For more information, please contact Veleashia Smith at Tango Fire performs at Phillips Center From Buenos Aires, Tango Fire dance company performs at 7:30 p.m. at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. Student tickets are $10 and may be purchased at the Phillips Center Box Office, the University Box Office at the Stephen C. OConnell Center, Gate 1, or by calling 392-2787. To view the program, visit bit. ly/18KMuVO, or visit for more information. Minority pre-vet club If youre pre-vet, you should come out to the Minority Pre-Veterinary Clubs meeting at 7:30 p.m. in Rinker Hall, Room 230. Guest speakers are current students in veterinary school representing each year. Pizza and refreshments will be provided. Torah on Tap Come discuss what Judaism has to say about everyday topics. Join UF Hillel 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 Hillel calendar at, or email Rabbi Swedroe at RabbiSwedroe@ This weeks discussion will be about Thanksgivukkah. Yoga at UF Hillel Join UF Hillel for yoga from 7 to 8 p.m. Thursday in the library upstairs. This biweekly yoga class is for students to take a break and relax. Bring a mat or towel to lie on and your UFID. For more information, contact Paige at Free challah roll! Who wants to celebrate Shabbat a little early this week? Come meet Melissa from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday on Turlington Plaza to get a free challah roll to chomp on. Contact Melissa for more information at Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffPaint a PotAssistant engineer of the Hampton Inn and Suites downtown, located at 101 SE 1st Ave., Remy Acosta, 32, repaints a trash can in front of the hotel Tuesday afternoon. CAMPUS ANGELA SKANEAlligator Contributing WriterDedrah Mathis wanted to thank two of her teaching assistants and show her appreciation for their work this semester, but showing appreciation as a student can be room number of their teacher or TAs ofsaid she used to thank her teachers and is a great medium in which they can reach UF organizations Apple-4-U offers free way to thank a professor THE NEW HUT HAS SOLAR PANELS. ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Hut shined at its debut on is used to educate students games and contests, was the The new hut is made of design with two, 250-watt enough energy to power four chitecture graduate student and one of the designers of construction management ments were approached by most compact way to get out The project was funded which encouraged the design Jeremy Toms, a 21-yearHut intern, said the updates to the hut make it easier for hut offered something the It just doesnt shout out working on a way to amend New Sustainability Hut pulled by bike POLICE SAID HE ROBBED A CHECKERS IN OCTOBER. KELCEE GRIFFIS Alligator Staff Writer to catch a man Tuesday who had an outstanding arrest warrant in on Tuesday morning, where ofing construction work on a roof in He was arrested and taken to the great cooperation between the agencies to track down and Gainesville fugitive arrested in Virginia Jeremy Toms


ALLIGATOR Emily Diroma / AlligatorCross LitSpiritual speaker and author Joe White hammers a nail into a wooden cross at the Afterdark Christian concert at the Stephen C. OConnell Center on Tuesday. White acted out a skit about the man who built the cross. STATE, from page 1Free printing to expandSome faculty disagree with APB split IFAS, from page 1 We need a more fair, a more just, system. We never wanted to send the signal that we have a second-class faculty.Jack Payneagriculture and natural resources senior vice president


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 5 LOCAL HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgFoodies and art lovers will unite Thursday when karaoke bar Stage 7 kicks off its Food Truck Rally for the Arts event. The rally, which is also a soft opening for the karaoke bar, begins at 5 p.m. at 4110 SW 34th St. It will have a ribbon cutting cerArea Chamber of Commerce and an art display from the students at the ative Arts. at the event, including Hoggtowne Lemonade Co., Humble Pie and Sababa UF, said John Bryan, Stage 7 marketing director. He said those who attend the event should expect to experience more than a standard food truck rally. What were offering is more of a food truck plus, Bryan said. On top of having a couple of vendors, well possibly have some live music, some performances, and people can check out the karaoke bar itself. for the Creative Arts, and Mayra Satsociation, said she is excited the bar is gathering support for local art. Its important to recognize we need each other, she said. We can display little snippets of what our kids do throughout the year.Stage 7 reopening commemorated with food truck rally, art


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. Stars at night are big and racist: UT cancels game This week, the University of Texas at Austin chapter of Young Conservatives of Texas made headlines when news outlets picked up on a game the organization had created called Catch an Illegal Immigrant. According to NPR, Any UT student who catches one of these illegal immigrants and brings them back to our table will receive a $25 gift card, the group wrote on its Facebook page. The purpose of this event is to spark a campuswide discussion about the issue of illegal immigration, and how it affects our everyday lives. The game was swiftly canceled after UT President Bill Powers released a statement regarding Young Conservatives plans to play on campus. As Americans, we should always visualize our Statue of Liberty and remember that our country was built on the strength of immigration. Our nation continues to grapple with and respectful ways to do so that do not demean their fellow students. The students of UT reacted to the clubs poorly planned the NPR article described it as classless, childish and racist. Yikes. What is it about college campuses, which are supposed to be hotbeds of progressive thought and action, that lets students believe this kind of insensitive behavior is OK? The actions of this particular chapter of Young Conservatives are even more despicable considering undocumented students are allowed to enroll at UT. Imagine you are a young man or woman who made good grades in high school and studies hard in college only to be mocked by your fellow students? The level of ignorance displayed by YCT is truly astounding. Catching an illegal immigrant and trading them in for a gift card does nothing to raise awareness of an issue or open a rational discussion it only alienates other students and provides a shallow, wholly unrealistic portrayal of the way immigration works in this country. Perhaps it isnt simple ignorance, however. The game could have been a calculated effort to shame undocumented students and contribute to an exclusionary campus culture. Its also ironic that YCT would attach themselves so publicly to a poorly planned awareness campaign on illegal immigration so close to Thanksgiving which basically commemorates the beginning of illegal immigration in America. What the members of YCT and people who wear blackface makeup dont recognize is that they have the privilege of removing the illegal immigrant sign once the game is over. For undocumented students who are simply trying to earn an education and a better life for their families, the unfair stigma remains, and its hardly a game. Provocative stunts like Catch an Illegal Immigrant never open intelligent conversations. They offend hardworking students, embarrass the university ALECs voting bill threatens democracy In several of my previous columns, I have made reference to the American Legislative Exchange Council. ALEC is an organization composed of corporations, interest groups and legislators at the state and federal levels. Corporate members of ALEC include AOL, Comcast, Exxon Mobil and dozens of other large corporations. A number of prominent politicians from across the country are former members of ALEC. In addition, more than two dozen members of the Florida Legislature have either claimed ALEC membership or attended an ALEC annual meeting since 2011. According to its website, the organization seeks to advance the fundamental principles of free-market enterprise, limited government, and federalism at the state level. In practice, this means ALEC promotes state legislation like massive tax cuts for the wealthy and reduced governexpense of the middle class and the poor. citizens to present certain types of ID in order to register to vote. In addition, its members have supported reducing early voting hours in states around the country. These laws have the purpose of reducing voter turnout, particularly among groups that are least likely to support ALECs agenda. These demographic groups include AfricanAmericans, Hispanics and college students. Now, ALEC is promoting a piece of legislation that would further restrict the ability of ordinary citizens to have their voices heard in government by undermining the 17th of the 17th Amendment in 1913, U.S. senators were selected by state legislatures. The amendment altered this process and called for senators to be directly elected by the people. Supporters of the amendment sought to ensure that senators would represent ordinary citizens rather than elite state legislators, who have historically been wealthier than their constituents. would take a step toward taking this representation away from the people and putting it back in the hands of state legislators. The bill would allow a plurality of a state legislature to nominate a candidate for the U.S. Senate. This candidate would appear on the ballot alongside those nominated by traditional party primaries and conventions. Karla Jones, ALECs director of international and federal relations, claims the proposed legislation is a way to preserve the good parts of the 17th Amendment States Enfranchisement Act ensures that state legislatures have a voice in the [electoral] process, which the constitutional founders originally thought they should have. The true motivation for ALECs support of this bill is likely far more sinister. ALEC essentially participates in a form of legalized bribery: It sponsors all-expenses-paid, luxurious conferences for state legislators to educate them about ALECs newest model legislation. ALEC also facilitates interaction between these legislators and representatives of large corporations, many of whom provide donations to the re-election campaigns of these same politicians. U.S. senators, ALEC hopes to bring even more supporters of its ultra-conservative, corporate-friendly agenda to the halls of Congress. Americans largely agree that corporations and wealthy on American government and public policy. A 2012 survey conducted by Bannon Communications found that a whopping 83 percent of Americans believe that corporations and ence. Allowing ALEC to restrict the democratic nature of American elections by weakening the 17th Amendment will only exacerbate the corruption and corporate cronyism that plagues the American political system. Elliot Levy is a UF political science and public relations junior. His column runs on Wednesdays. 158 TOTAL VOTES32% YES 68% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgTuesdays question: Do you think hazing is a problem at UF? Todays question: Do you illegally download music and/or movies? WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Elliot


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7Bullying is a pervasive problem in our societyAbout 160,000 students, afraid of being attacked or harassed, skip school every day. Bullying begins in elementary school, peaks in middle school and lessens in high school, but it does not stop there. It has recently moved from inside school hallways onto the football its clear that a Miami Dolphin lineman, Richie Incognito, acted inappropriately toward a vulthat the resulting investigation has made hundreds of headlines is no surprise: Bullying is a dren admire NFL players makes it critical for locker room behavior to be honorable. Although we applaud the media for giving this story so much attention, we urge a resolvable ending: A lesson needs to be learned. No one should tolerate the maltreatment of others for any reason. Incognito, Martins teammates, coaches and fans can learn from this incident to prevent acts of harassment from happening in the future. How? By the use of healthy communication strategies a solution-based approach employed by the River Phoenix Center for Peacebuilding. So how can a person be truly heroic, not storative justice in all scenarios. It seems likely that the Incognito case would have ended differently and that the bullying of students would decrease if peace-building techniques we not only need to recognize scandalous RPCP has organized workshops, marches and compelling events to raise awareness for peace in all forms. In the near future, we hope this knowledge will continue to grow, not just in Gainesville, but around the world. Alyssa Milonas Calli Rudman Mary Brooke Stubbs interns for the River Phoenix Center for PeacebuildingLetter to the Editor here are only two options for all of us: to have or to be. Part of my bike ride to mosque involves going through a dark alley for at least a minute. Every night as I cruise that path escaping Gainesvilles bustling nightlife for a of darkness never fails to leave every waiting for someone to appreciate their performance. Millions of people, those of past and forgotten generations, have served as faithful audiences for the celestial beauty. At times, I think the stars must wonder, When will humans ever learn? Inside each of us is a quest for happiness this much is obvious. tried to come up with ways to get to the elixir of joy. leges: We wake up and go to class. Come back, Friday and Saturday nights. Sunday is recovery from all the sex and booze after all, it is the Lords day of rest. Our college life is one of radical hedonism, to borrow Erich Fromms words. Almost every sinFromm said this is the greatest social experiment ever made to solve the question whether pleasure can be a satisfactory answer to the results are in the negative. If anything, weve increased in our neediness. Perhaps we assumed our tech advancements would get us somewhere. But the increasingly faster Wi-Fi connections and lighter laptops have hardly increased anyones long-term happiness. Man has become a superman ... He has failed to rise to the level of superhuman reason which should match that of his superhuman strength grows he becomes more and more a poor man ... a fact which had hitherto been steadfastly denied: the more the superman gains in strength, the poorer he becomes. said when he accepted the 1952 Nobel Peace Prize. seen all our failures and they surely echo the everyones need, but not enough for everyones greed. When will humans ever learn this simple concept? philosophical viewpoint, the world will be bliss. I only wish. two options: to have or to be, as Fromm put it. If we desire to have, our years will be spent our pockets with the latest iPhones. But if we choose to be, the world will be a me and some more of me ideology. When you ponder how the sun provides Earth with warmth and how plants grow fruits, you realize everything is in a state of giving. If you want to become your actual self, take heed from nature. College life is ripe for introspection. When I ing: What you are by the end of your undergrad years is what you will be for the rest of your life. Please dont make Oscar Wildes words youth is wasted on the young come true. Millions before, just like us, constantly found ways to satisfy their immediate temptations. But a few chose a different route: the one of loving, genuinely human. Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His column runs on Wednesdays. Only two options: to have or to beColumnFifty years ago this Friday, two bullets tore through the body and head of the president of the ing Nov. 22, 1963, the most infamous day in American history since Pearl Harbor. From the moment news of President John F. Kennedys assassination reached the world, people began to clamor for answers. As the case unfolded, the details of the assassination that emerged were either upsetting or suspicious. In response to these details, people of events, that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone and without any outside support. Instead, these people came up with their own theories about what happened, placing the blame on the government, Cuba, disgruntled a cover-up helped prove these conspiracy theories for some and made them plausible in the eyes of many in the American public. murder of Oswald two days after the assassination by a nightclub owner with underworld connections, Jack Ruby, before the alleged ing was broadcast live on national television at a time when millions of Americans were staring at their sets, desperately searching for answers. as they were, captured our collective imagination. Every anniversary of the assassination brings up the same speculations that were made the years before, and conspiracythemed movies and us who really killed Kennedy. Government investigations concluded that Oswald killed the president alone, but the public has never standable, especially for people who were alive at the time of the killing, a little more than a year after we almost experienced nuclear war. Oddly, its more comforting to believe the leader of the Free World was murdered by a dark and shadowy conspiracy of his enemies rather than believe his life was undone by one deranged man with a gun. Half a century later, the conspiracy theories are still strongly in place. According to a poll conducted by Gallup last week, 61 percent of Americans still believe that someone other than Oswald was responsible for Kennedys death. Although that is, surprisingly, the lowest percentage of conspiracy believers since the late 1960s, it shows that the majority of Americans still successful presidential assassination in the age of television, radio and photography was burned into the minds and hearts of Americans everywhere, and new generations are taught about the killing with the same media records, experiencing the event for themselves. Fifty years later, we still havent fully healed from the trauma of Kennedys death. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His column appears on Wednesdays. Nation still has healing to do after JFK death ColumnOn Nov. 7, the Food and Drug Administration announced it intends to ban trans fats from the American diet. According to FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, further reduction in the amount of trans fat in the American diet could prevent an additional 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year. While this move by the FDA is for the good of public health, there is a looming question that is a little bothersome: why a government organization is allowed to decide what food products companies are allowed to produce and therefore, what Americans are allowed to eat. Certainly, trans fats are unhealthy. According to the FDA, because they raise bad cholesterol and lower good cholesterol, there is no cial trans fat. However, a comparison can be drawn to the use of tobacco. titude of scary side effects like that picture of a gross black lung from my middle school science book. But while the tobacco industry is heavily regulated, Americans can choose to partake in the use of tobacco. One of the differences between the two is the government puts a large sum of money into education concerning tobacco use. Any schoolchild can tell you smoking is bad, but Americans are not as welleducated on what is in their food. But it is not the job of the government to make Americans healthier by banning certain ingredients. It seems Americans are getting an education on trans fats. food manufacturers had already voluntarily lowered trans fats in their prodAssociation, another processed food lobby, told WebMD that 95 percent of its members have reduced trans fats in their products and a majority intend to eliminate them altogether. Furthermore, consumer intake of trans fats has decreased from 4.6 grams a day in 2003 to one gram per day in 2012. the FDA ban a little late in the game, it is not needed. Just as food manufacturers have the option to eliminate trans fats from their products, they should also have the option to keep them, as long as they make their use of trans fats clear. Although the FDAs proposed ban of trans fats is in the spirit of promoting good health for the American people, it is not needed and does not give individual Americans free choice of what they want to put in their bodies. If the FDA really wants to change the American diet, the best route is to help educate Americans on dividuals can make conscious, healthy choices for themselves and their families. Emily Johnson is a writer for The Daily Cougar. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire. Government deprives Americans of hard-earned trans fats UWire Zulkar Alec Emily JohnsonUWire


Maria Valencia / AlligatorTuition TalksUF alumna Diana Moreno, 26, takes part in the Tuition Equity debate presented by the Institute of HispanicLatino Cultures in Little Hall on Tuesday. The debate involved equality for undocumented students in Florida. 8, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 JACLYN DE BONISAlligator Contributing WriterRandom acts of kindness will be taking place in Gainesville this week. Through Friday, the Freshman Leadership Council is hosting Project Smile Week, a new event that encourages people to perform random acts of kindness, said Maria Galindo, the councils vice chair of public relations. The 21-year-old UF journalism senior said Project Smile Week is for everyone. We want to see this smile spread, Galindo said. Mitchell Nielsen, director of special events, said his nine-person committee hosts about six events each year, but with room on the calendar, they had the opportunity to add something new. The 19-year-old UF information systems and operations management sophomore said his committee was inspired by random acts of kindness seen on Vine, a smartphone application for six-second videos. Nielson said Project Smile Week is something the council has never done before, but he hopes it will become a tradition. We need to take a week to just kind of stop and appreciate the fact that we are here, and the people around us are really great, he said. The committee also plans to pass out notes with snacks two at a time to people around campus with the idea that the recipient will pass the second treat on, Nielsen said. He said being involved in the smile initiative is easy, and it doesnt cost anything for students to participate. Nielson said council members are encouraging people to post about the random acts of kindness on Twitter, Vine, Facebook and Instagram with the hashtag #smileUF. Galindo said the council is working with other UF departments on a surprise for the person that Nielsens committee feels really understands the idea behind the week. If one person is inspired to make another person smile, then I think that would be successful, she said. U Matter, We Care, an on-campus initiative to aid those in distress in the UF community, is cosponsoring the event. Seth Drashinsky, an 18-yearold UF accounting freshman, said although he tries to perform random acts of kindness every day, he thinks this event might inspire others to actually go out of their way. If you say, like, one nice thing to a person, it could change their day, he said. It could change their week. It could change their life. You just never know.Freshman Leadership Council spreads pre-Thanksgiving kindnessThe event ends Friday MELISSA DUKESAlligator Contributing Writernew study. last week. conducted by tech company Sandvine. Five years ago, it accounted for more than 31 percent. Shigang Chen, a UF professor in the computer and information science and engineering department, said he thinks people are moving away from P2P systems and focusing on other ways to use the Internet, such as YouTube. huge, Chen said. Sarah Eden, a 21-year-old UF marine sciences junior, has She had a PC, but she said the computer crashed because of the effects of using pirate websites. She now has a Mac. cause of the selection of movies and TV shows available, as well as the reliability of the website. I feel like more people are actually spending the money worthwhile, she said. Jenna Ingram, a 21-year-old UF health education and websites is a reason people use them. She said on pirate websites, there arent commercials, and a user can watch a TV episode that aired an hour earlier. episodes of popular shows that college students want to watch, Ingram said. However, she said, the legal threat that comes with using pirate websites keeps people from using them. Its a little bit nerve-racking to know youre watching it illegally, Ingram said. Peer-to-peer file sharing down, Netflix usage up LIFESTYLE SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgSenior year of high school is the time to choose a college to attend and a major to study but about a third of incoming freshmen are picking subjects they arent really interested in, according to a recently released report from the ACT. The report, which was based off responses given by students taking the ACT, stated 32 percent of students seThirty-six percent chose a major aligned with their interests, and as the composite ACT score increased, so did the percentage of students who designated majors that Heather White, director of UFs Career Resource Center, ing a subject they are truly interested in. The past decade of economic recession and parental pressure to pick a wellpaying career are strong factors for any students decision. What we try to emphasize at the CRC is that major She said students should take advantage of all the resources available to them, whether that means CRC personnel, academic advisers or older students. I think its important to choose something youre interested in and you want to learn about, she said. She said students should take into account their longcited about or just making money. Kenneth Fernandez, an 18-year-old UF freshman whose major is still undecided, said he has been playing violin for 10 years and would take a job as a musician if it paid well. But he decided on balancing his passions with practicality and plans to major in chemical engineering. I wouldnt say follow your heart thats too cliche, he said. Just pick what you like and what works.Students choose not to study interests I feel like more people are actually spending Sarah EdenUF marine sciences junior Forbes top-paid majors for Class of 2013 bachelors degree graduates petroleum engineering: $96,200 computer engineering: $70,300 chemical engineering: $66,900 computer science: $64,100 aerospace/aeronautical/astronautical engineering: $63,900 mechanical engineering: $63,900 electrical/electronics and communications engineering: $62,500 If one person is inspired to make another person smile, then I think that Maria GalindoFreshman Leadership Council




Gainesville has an abundance of off campus housing options including apartments, condos, houses and rooms for rent, so take your time and be sure to visit 5-6 properties in person before signing a lease. Follow the steps and tips below for Use UFs Off Campus Housing Locator Service Know your budget and choose a property that allows you to live within your means.Create a priority list. What do you care about most in a living space? Room size, rent, type of lease, type of community (large undergraduate population, graduate students, local residents, etc.), location, proximity to campus or bus routeall these things are factors to consider when choosing a place to live. Devise a list of ideal characteristics you want in your future living space and keep these criteria in mind when selecting a location.Choose a well-suited roommate or choose to live alone. Know what kind of person would best complement your personality and choose accordingly.Drive around and visit the property and neighborhood you are looking to live in. Take a tour of the complexes or houses that interest you, ask questions, and get to know the complex management or rental house landlord.Ask your friends for advice on where to live. Which properties worked well for them? Which didnt?Visit the Gainesville Police Department website and click on the Crime Reports link to view crime statistics before signing a lease. Enter the address youre interested in and all reported crime incidents will appear on the map. Go back to the property at night and make some observations. Is it well lit, do you see the security guard that management promised, is the security gate working, is it quiet enough to study, how close is the bus stop or parking to the complex or house, etc.?Once youve narrowed down your search, make an appointment with UFs Student Legal Services by going to their website www. and completing the Client Intake Form. SLS can help you in reviewing the lease BEFORE you sign it. This is a great way to know what your legal responsibilities will be under that lease. Gainesville is a GREAT place to rent and live so have fun with your search.What is Off Campus Life?2, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 What is Off Campus Life? UFs, Off Campus Life provides resources, services, education and support for the 39,000 UF students living off campus. OCL aims to provide programs and services that will help prepare you to be a great Gator neighbor, here in Gainesville or wherever the road may take you.Getting Started Getting StartedInformation reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus LifeOff Campus Life, which is part of UFs Division of Student Affairs, has been providing support services and resources to UF students living off campus since 2004. OCLs support services and resources include: subleases, roommates, and information like rent, room size, location, etc. at this free online use this resource. publication that provides tips and resourcinfo, safety tips, keeping your electric costs low, a map of the city and much more. To get at 311 Peabody Hall or visit the OCL website at electronic newsletter to all off campus students. Topics include safety information, fun stuff and much more. If you would like to receive the OCL newsletter, visit the OCL webnewsletter link.Off Campus Ambassadors student orgaAmbassadors is to create a connection between University of Florida students, both on campus and in the Gainesville community. The OCAs assist Off Campus Life with our events and outreach efforts. To learn more, newest event series, Discover Gainesville, allows you to visit local hotspots. Spring events include a UF gymnastics meet, the Gainesville Rock Gym, hiking at Paynes Prairie and a Florida baseball game. To learn more about Discover Gainesville, follow our event on FaceCampus Lifes resources and services. Also, follow and like UF Off Campus Life on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest for daily updates and reminders of OCL events, tips and fun things going on in the community. 1227 W. UNIVERSITY AVE.(NEXT TO LEONARDO'S BY THE SLICE)MON FRI 9AM TO 9PM & SAT SUN 10AM TO 7PM fashion womens mens kids home decor furniture accessories specialties records dvds / cds art GAINESVILLE'S NEWEST AND MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED THRIFT STORE20,000+ ITEMS




Make sure you read and fully understand all aspects of the lease before signing. A lease is a contract 4, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013Leases LeasesJoint Leases Individual LeasesClauses to LOOK FOR in a lease:Dates of occupancy fees charged and repairs Pet policy Clauses to AVOID in a lease: notice the property of another as security for the erty of tenant www.studentleInformation reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus Life




6, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Roommates RoommatesCommunication is key. Talk about your budget for housing, expectations for safety, expectations for guests and what your housing needs are before you even begin your search. Being on the same page as your roommates will make your cohabitation experience much better and reduce the possibility of Start with a friend or sibling. These are often good options for roommates since you already know them.Before moving in, establish an agreement about who will get which bedroom and bathroom along with which cabinets/storage space each person can use.Discuss how payment of rent and bills will take place. Is each person responsible for their own bills or will someone be in charge of collecting payment from each roommate?Dont have someone you want to live with? Some apartment complexes offer Roommate Matching or Roommate Placement. vey and management attempts to match you with like roommates based on the information you provide themRoommate Placement: Apartment management places you in any open space they have availableMake sure you can change apartments if management places you with roommates you are not compatible with.Off Campus Lifes Housing Locator has a search for roommates. Information reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus Life


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 7 Safety Tips Safety Tips Both personal and property safety is important as you search for off-campus housing. Before signing a lease, Off Campus Life recommends you check the crime stats of an area before moving there. A free service called Crime Reports is available on the Gainesville Police Departments website. Crime Reports allows you to see all reported crime in a certain area. Go to, click Crime Reports on the right-hand side, and enter the address of interest to see local incident data. 1Go back to the complex at night. How do you feel? Is the place well-lit and populated or dark and isolated?2 Does the property have working security gates and/or guards?3Check for dead bolts on the outside door, locks for individual doors, alarm systems, etc. and ask lots of questions about the security. Is there an extra charge for a security system?4Has there been crime in the area recently? What actions have been done to prevent crime from happening?5Dont forget about purchasing some Renters Insurance to protect you and your stuff from the unexpected.Information reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus Life




WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 9Information reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus Life If you are thinking about renting a house or apartment, Renters Insurance provides important coverage for both you and your possessions. A standard Renters Policy protects your personal property in case of theft or damage and may pay for temporary living expenses if your rental is damaged (including loss of use). It can also shield you from personal liability. Anyone who leases a house or apartment should consider this type of coverage. Renters InsuranceTalk with your parents before getting your own member and they own a home, they might be able to cover you under their homeowners policy. Some homeowner policies will cover a dependents rental property while in college. There are several types of Residential Insurance policies. Read your policy information carefully and ensure you have full coverage. Policies should include the following items: mischief ty-glazing material that is part of a building from home utilities Floods, earthquakes, and hurricanes arent on the list. If you live in an area prone to one or more of the three, youll need to buy a separate policy or a rider. In areas where hurricanes can pose a threat, you might also need to buy a separate rider to cover wind damage. Ask your insurance agent about this extra coverage. Gainesville is prone to


10, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013Budgets Budgets Information reprinted with permission by UFs Off Campus Life 1 2 3 4 5 6 8910




12, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 Can I Be Evicted If I Pay My Rent and My Roommates Dont?Usually. Most leases provide that the tenants are jointly and severally liable for the entire rent. This means the landlord can evict you unless the full rent is paid. It is possible for you to sue your roommates in small claims court to collect their share of the rent and utilities. A written roommate agreement will be helpful in proving your case in court. judgment quickly, the best thing you can do is obtain new roommates. So What If I Get Sued? I Have No Money!Any judgment for money damages is enforceable for at least 20 years and earns interest. A judgment may be enforced by seizing your wages, bank accounts, or your personal property. A judgment will also adversely affect your credit rating. Application Deposits: Never put down a deposit to hold an apartment unless you have a written agreement indicating whether it is refundable.Model Apartments: Never sign a lease based upon a model. Insist on seeing your actual apartment.Cost: Can you afford it? Even if your roommates leave?Safety: Inspect the locks on the doors and windows is there a deadbolt on the front door? Do sliding glass doors have adequate locks to deter forced entry? Are the hallways and parking lots well lit? Make sure tree limbs and shrubs in front of the apartment are well trimmed. You can contact the Alachua County Department for information on crime in the area.Function: At move-in, check all plumbing and appliances. Run water in check air conditioning and heating. Inventory: Note all defects on the inventory sheet or check-in list signed by tograph or videotape the apartment at movi-in.Appearance: Is it clean? Do the carpets look worn or smell bad? Has the apartment been painted recently? Do the walls have nail holes? In some Gainesville neighborhoods, only three unrelated persons may live together. Check with the city if you plan on having more than two roommates. Retain a copy of the lease and all attachments or addendums to the lease for your records. Have all promised repairs and improvements written into the lease and signed by the landlord. Get clear written permission for any pets. What Should I Look For In An Apartment?Information reprinted with permission by UF Student Legal ServicesWhat Should I Do Before I Sign a Lease?DO Read the lease and make sure you understand it. Review a copy of the lease with an attorney prior to signing it. Expect to pay full rent, not just your share. This is what joint and several liability means, a term included or implied in nearly all leases. Obtain a copy of the lease and all attachments or addendums to the lease, and put everything with your personal records. Have all promised repairs and improvements written into the lease and signed by the landlord. Insist on seeing your actual unit. Get clear written permission for any pets. Check for maintenance responsibilities when renting a house or duplex.DONT Do not sign a 12-month lease unless you are willing to pay rent for 12 months. Do not sign a 12-month lease with roommates unless all roommates are willing to rent for 12 months. Do not have your parents sign the lease or a parental guarantee agreeing to be responsible for rent, if possible. See if the landlord will accept an additional security deposit instead. Do not sign a lease with automatic renewal clause. Do not sign a lease that gives the landlord unlimited access to the apartment without notice or consent. Do not sign a lease based upon a model apartment. Do not sign a lease before visiting the neighborhood at various times during the day, at night and on weekends. Do not sign a lease until all agreements negotiated with the landlord are in writing. Failure to pay rent is the quickest way to be evicted! The landlord will serve a notice demanding payment of rent or possession of the apartment. If you fail to comply with the demand within three days, excluding weekends and holidays, eviction proceedings may be started. Neither surrender of the apartment or eviction ends your liability for rent! You should contact an attorney immediately upon receipt of a three-day notice. What Can Happen If I Dont Pay Rent? Can I use My Security Deposit for the Last Months Rent?No. Landlords can legally evict you for non-payment of rent even when your security deposit is equal to your last months rent. The purpose of the security deposit is to protect the landlord against damages to the apartment.




Getting Along14, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013Getting AlongDo I Really Need Insurance For MY Personal Property? My Landlord Refuses to Make Repairs, What Can I Do? Can I Deduct Repair Costs From My Rent? Getting Evicted Getting Evicted Can I Be Evicted For Any Other Reason? Curable Violations: Noncurable Violations: What Exactly Is An Eviction?What Are My Duties As A Tenant? How Do I Find A Good Roommate?Information reprinted with permission by UF Student Legal Services


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, STUDENT LIVING GUIDE, 15 Getting Out Getting OutThere is no time period established by the Act. You should not sign a lease that provides for automatic renewals of requires you to give the landlord a notice of nonrenewal. If you do sign such a lease, you must strictly comply with the notice requirements imposed by the lease. There are some limits to the enforceability of these clauses. Contact an attorney if you have any questions. If the lease does not specify otherwise, renewals are a matter of general contract law. The landlord cannot force you to renew prior to the end of your lease. However, if you do not renew by the landlords deadline, the landlord may rent your apartment to someone else. What Steps Can I Take To Protect My Security Deposit?When you take occupancy of the apartment, complete a thorough written inventory of the apartments condition and have the landlord or an impartial witness sign the inventory. Make sure you keep a copy of the inventory. This helps protect you from the landlord claiming you caused pre-existing damage. When you move out, clean the apartment completely and thoroughly. Some landlords provide a checklist outlining the cleaning they expect you to do. Keep all your receipts for cleaning supplies and professional carpet cleaning as evidence. Before you leave, ask the landlord to inspect the apartment with you. Complete a move-out checklist and make sure the landlord signs and dates it. Use an impartial witness if the landlord is not available or refuses your request. Move-in and move-out photographs or videotape are strongly recommended in case there is a dispute. Can I Break My Lease BecauseI am graduating? No! My roommate left? No! I cannot afford the rent? No! I need to work this summer? No! The neighborhood is unsafe? No!Under the Act, you can only terminate the lease if the landlord is materially violating your lease or the Act. You should obtain legal advice before attempting to terminate your lease. In many cases, the best Information reprinted with permission by UF Student Legal ServicesDoes the Law Require Interest Payments on Security Deposits?Landlords must hold security deposits in one of three methods. Two methods of holding the deposits require interest to be paid. The method which does not require interest payment is the one most landlords use. The landlord is required to inform you in writing how your deposit is being held, where it is held, and whether you will receive interest. Can I Sublet My Apartment?Usually. the landlord cannot unreasonably withhold consent to an assignment or sublease. The landlord may require potential replacement tenants to submit an application including a credit check. The landlord may also charge a reasonable sublet fee even when you provide the replacement tenants. Normally you remain liable under your lease if the replacement tenants do not pay rent or damage the apartment. Some landlords will release you from the obligations of your lease. If you are being released, get it in writing. How Soon Must I Renew My Lease?




WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9 AP Photo Far OutOrbital Sciences Corp.s Minotaur I rocket carrying the Air Forces ORS-3 mission launches from Pad 0B of the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport on Wallops Island, Va., on Tuesday evening. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSWhen George Zimmerman and his girlfriend called 911 in the heat of a domestic dispute, they almost certainly knew they were not just talking to the emergency dispatcher. In the age of Twitter and the 24-hour news cycle, experts say a call to central dispatch can quickly become public and is often manipulated to spin a story or even lay the groundwork for a criminal defense. There really has been what I would call a multiyear training program in place, frankly to use 911 calls strategically, says former Massachusetts prosecutor Wendy Murphy. And folks, especially people who and the nature of evidence and the rules of evidence and domestic abuse generally, they (know) the power of a 911 call to change not only the trajectory of the case, but to change public opinion and to affect the jury pool. On Monday, 27-year-old Samantha Scheibe called Seminole County dispatchers and accused Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watchman, of pointing a shotgun at her, smashing a table and pushing her. Around the same time, the Sanford man made a 911 call of his own, stating that he did not threaten Scheibe, and it was she who had broken the table. When defense attorney Frank Rubino heard the Zimmerman recording on television, his gut reaction was: This sounds staged. Didnt Zimmerman sound way too calm? says the Miami lawyer who represented former Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega. He knows well and everybody else knows that those tapes are admissible in court, and its a way for him to make a positive statement on a very bad situation. This is the third time since Zimmermans shooting of a black teenager in February 2012 that 911 calls have played a major role in the mans future. Not long after his July acquittal in the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin, Shellie Zimmerman initially told a dispatcher her estranged husband had smashed the iPad on which she was recording him, and was threatening her and her father with a gun. Murphy said victims began to think strategically about using 911 calls as a way to have their accusations entered into the record without necessarily having to testify, says Murphy, now an adjunct professor in Boston. Rubino says it behooved Zimmerman to come across as unexcited as possible. Its like he was trying to be really calm and saying, My crazy girlfriend is doing all this stuff, Rubino says. I think he was trying to create a defense. In the September incident, Shellie Zimmerman later acknowledged she did not see a This time, Zimmerman, 30, faces a felony charge of aggravated assault, as well as misdemeanor counts of battery and criminal mischief. Murphy says the unwritten rule in such cases has been because the police know people can be crafty, she says, they dont weigh that factor as much as they used to in determining which of two people is the real victim.With Zimmerman, dueling 911 calls raise questionsCAMPUS LIZ MOONEYAlligator Contributing WriterCelebrating UFs International Education Week, a series of events are being featured on campus to broaden UFs global footprint. The theme of the week surrounds international engagement and includes musical performanceducational lectures and a chance drawing through Friday. David Sammons, dean of the international center, said the week is a national program celebrated at universities all over the U.S. Sammons said UF has more than 6,000 international students from 137 countries. The University of Florida claims to be a world-class institution, and we are, Sammons said. I think that being world-class means being globally engaged and connected. Sammons said celebrating international education is one path to achieving top-10 status as a university. Its really meant to raise up the importance of international education as a component of modern education and to recognize that well-educated people understand the rest of the world and how it works, Sammons said. Mabel Cardec, outreach coordinator in the international center, said one major draw of the activities of the week is to give students a taste of different cultures. A martial arts performance by Cuong Nhu will be held today, and lessons in Hebrew writing style by Michal Katz will be given every day. International Education Week opens a window to the world for many people, she said. Many students come to UF and just dedicate themselves to their studies and dont think about the rest of the world. Cardec said the Florida Museum of Natural History is making a special offer to UF staff and faculty for the week. This week, admission to with a valid Gator 1 Card. Broward Dining Hall is also serving dishes each day this week from countries such as India, Vietnam and China. Sahar Basaria, president of Belly Gators, and her belly dancing group performed four songs at the kickoff of the week on Monday, including a contemporary performance of Lordes Royals. Basaria, a 20-year-old UF criminology and psychology junior, said she believes its important to celebrate global awareness in order to promote tolerance and bring together different cultures. All cultures are individually in and of themselves beautiful, and its important to understand and respect and cooperate with other cultures instead of being focused on the culture you were raised in, she said.Week celebrates international GatorsZimmerman International Education Week opens a window to the world for many people.Mabel CardecUF international center outreach coordinator


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WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Carlos Miranda is coming on strong for the Florida cross country team. Read the story on page 14. Runner honoredFlorida cross country senior Mark Parrish was named the 2013 USTFCCCA South Region Mens Athlete of the Year on Tuesday.Kan Li / Alligator StaffKasey Hill attempts a shot during Floridas 67-53 victory against Southern on Monday in the OConnell Center. Hill suffered a high ankle sprain in the game. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickIt was supposed to be a regular move in Kasey Hills repertoire. After Florida forced a turnover about two minutes into the second half, Hill drove down the right side of the lane through two Southern defenders and drew a foul. The freshman point guard had been thriving in transition all Monday night, with eight points on three layups and a But during this layup attempt, Hills left foot planted awkwardly, and his ankle twisted inward. The McDonalds AllAmerican then let out a howl that was heard throughout the OConnell Center. Hill suffered a high left ankle sprain under the same basket that former Kentucky big man Nerlens Noels season ended last February when he suffered a torn ACL. Florida coach Billy Donovan said after the No. 16 Gators 67-53 win against the Jaguars that Hill will miss at least a month of action. X-rays on Hills ankle came back negative Tuesday with no broken bones or torn ligaments. are in a predicament. Hill injury problematic DEFENSIVE TACKLE PLAYED TIGHT END IN HIGH SCHOOL. JOE MORGANAlligator Staff Writer@joe_morganStanding on their last leg, the Gators turned to Leon Orr. Down 16-14 against South Carolina with 4:45 remaining in the game, Trey Burton lofted a fourth-and-13 pass out of a punt formation to a double-covered Orr, who got his hands on the football. But the ball dropped to the turf, quickly Gamecocks used the turnover on downs to 19-14 victory. I wouldnt necessarily say Im mad at myself, but Im disappointed I didnt come up with it, Orr said. It was a big play and we needed it, so Im pretty disappointed I didnt come up with the catch. Throwing to a defensive tackle with the game on the line appeared to be an odd decision, but coach Will Muschamp trusted Orrs hands. The New Port Richey native played tight end during his days at Gulf High. Although the try ended in failure, Orr was happy to receive a chance to make a play. Its been a long time since Ive been out there and jumped up there and tried to make a catch like that so it was very exciting, Orr said. I really think it was something I really needed to do just to let people know I am athletic and I can do those things. On the defensive side of the ball, Orr delivered for Florida. He recorded two tackles for a loss on Saturday night, including a sack of Gamecocks quarterback Connor Shaw. In the absence of injured defensive tackle Dominique Easley, Orr is enjoying his best statistical season. His effort at Williams-Brice Stadium helped him take the lead among Gators defensive tackles with 20 tackles, 4.5 tackles for a loss and 2.5 sacks this season. Orr said Easleys continuing support and friendship have served as motivation in 2013. [Easley] told me to just go out there and play with heart, you know what Im saying? You know the next play could be your last play, so youve got to go out there and give your all, Orr said. Thats why I never stop. Im trying to be as excited and ready to go as possible because Orr offers versatility for GatorsFOOTBallALL ADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24Meet Christian Provancha. Never heard of him? Thats not surprising; the closest Provancha has ever gotten to sideline. But with starting quarterback Jeff Driskel (leg) out for the season and second-string signal-caller Tyler Murphy (shoulder) questionable after missing Floridas 19-14 loss to South Carolina on Saturday, Provancha is as close to playing as he will likely ever be. Before the Gators loss to the Gamecocks, Floridas coaching staff moved Provancha to second on the depth chart behind redshirt freshman Skyler Mornhinweg, who was makOne missed block or one determined linebacker could knock Mornhinweg out, and the 6-foot-6 Provancha would take the reins. Everyone hopes to be in this situation where you have the opportunity to contribute, but not like this, Provancha said. You want to work your way up the ladder with skill. Weve been plagued by injury and stuff, but I was just really happy to be able to show that Im there for the team. Until recently, the redshirt juniors job has been to signal plays to the quarterback a literal signal caller. He has served ancillary roles, such as manning the scout team and imitating other teams quarterbacks without much chance to show off his own skills. Ive done [former Tennessee quarterback Tyler Bray] in the past, Provancha said. I mean any tall, white quarterbacks out there. But coaches moved other players into the scout-team role so they could develop at the position. Even now, Provancha is only the second-string quarterback because the Florida staff does not want to burn freshman Max Stavers redshirt. Not at this stage, offensive coordinator Brent Pease said of Staver playing. So, while Murphy continues to recover from his shoulder injury, the second-string job belongs to Provancha. It was a little nerve-wracking, Provancha said. Being a [redshirt junior], Im supposed to be able to handle it. Provancha did not come to Florida for its athletics. Like so many other UF students, he came to the school for academics and because a family member already attended the Redshirt junior quarterback relishing sudden promotionsSEE FOOTB OOTBALL, Pa A GE 15s SEE HIllLL, Pa A GE 15s SEE NOTEOTES, Pa A GE 14 Billy DonovanUF coachQuotableChristian Provancha, UF quarterback on relationship with former UF DT Dominique Easley Weve been plagued by injury and stuff, but I was just really happy to be able to show that Im Christian ProvanchaUF quarterback


JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126When the season started, Carlos Miranda did not expect to be a contributor on Floridas cross country team. Honestly, I didnt even know I was going to be able to be on the varsity team coming in, Miranda said. I wasnt that ally good here. But as the season progressed, the Naples freshman became a valuable asset for the Gators. He is Floridas only runner to score in all six meets this season. With freshmen coming in, consistency can be tough because the training is such a higher level than their used to, coach Paul Spangler said. Its just a matter of how their body is going to adapt, and hes just been consistent all year. Mirandas times have improved in every meet this year. His time in 5K races improved from 15:32.14 at the Western Carolina Invitational on Aug. 30 to a 15:17.60 at the Invitational four weeks later. the 25-minute barrier in an 8K race twice this season, with his fastest time coming at the Southeastern Conference Championships on Nov. 1. On UFs Mark Bostick Golf Course, Miranda ran a 24:55.40 en route to earning a spot on the SEC All-Freshman team. I was pretty happy to break 25 on our course, the three-time SEC Freshman of the Week said. I wanted to run somewhere close to the 24:30s, but Ill take a sub-25 on our course any day. At the NCAA South Regional Championships on Friday, Miranda ran his 173 runners. For Carlos to run that well, thats a really good thing for the program, Mark Parrish said. Being a senior, I like to see some of the younger guys run fast and perform well. The 10K, thats a hard distance for a freshman to run, so to be able to see that there is some young talent on the team is exciting. With the NCAA Championships approaching, Miranda doesnt plan to slow down any time soon. I felt unstoppable and felt like I could have kept on going, he said about want to help out, at least try and crack the 200 spot, maybe help the team get a nice. Added Parrish: I think Carlos has a couple more seconds that he can cut off it was a learning experience for him. you never know when its going to be your last play. Fulwood emerging: Ahmad Fulwood has not wasted any time making his mark in Gainesville. The Jacksonville native has tallied 11 receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown in limited action this season, nearly outperforming every other UF freshman wideout since 2008 combined. Robert Clark in 2010, Latroy Pittman in 2012 and Demarcus Robinson this season have a combined 14 receptions for 98 yards. Ahmad has come on and put himself in the rotation and done a good job, offensive coordinator Brent Pease said. You nally catching up to the speed of the game and gotten more consistent catching. Meanwhile, Robinson has yet to make the impact expected following his standout performance during fall camp. for 23 yards this season. Demarcus is inconsistent, Pease said. Its just a situation where hes got to continue to improve and get comfortable and understand what hes being taught fundamentally. Gainesville native Chris Thompson has yet to make an impact, but he has caught the attention of Pease. He came out of Gainesville High as a three-star prospect. ing, Pease said. Hes catching the ball well. Hes running well, playing fast and you can see some explosiveness. 14, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 be smart. eat local. Sarah Davis / AlligatorCarlos Miranda races during the Southeastern Conference Championships on Nov. NOTES, from page 13Fulwood eyes increased role for FloridaCROSS COUNTRYFreshman making unexpected contributions


school. Provanchas brother, Ian, went to Florida and is currently looking to enroll in UFs medical school. For Provancha, athletics come second to academics a rarity in todays college-football atmoduction over grade-point averages. As long as I was here for academics, I would have been happy, he said. Provancha did not have many schools vying for his services on He said he had a scholarship offer from Florida A&M, but other schools did not show much interest. ESPN ranked Provancha as a one-star prospect the 167th best quarterback in his class. I think ESPN had me at deceptively athletic, he said. So, Ill throw in a spin move every now and then. Ive got a little more speed than people give me credit and a little more moves than people give me credit. His athleticism allowed for a brief move to wide receiver last season a change Provancha was not thrilled with. I came here as a quarterback, was a quarterback three years, he said. We were low on receivers, and I showed them what I got, so they put me at wide receiver. I guess I scared some people with the roster, a [6-foot-6] receiver. But Im still pretty slow. Unlike most players, Provancha does not expect to play. Second string is already beyond what he expected to reach during his career. Florida has produced quarterbacks such as Danny Wuerffel, Rex Grossman and Tim Tebow. Why would a walk-on get a shot? Hopefully, the only situation that would happen is if were up by a decent amount of points, he said, and I dont know if thats a possibility. Hopefully, thats the way it happens, if it does. Other than that, before last week Skyler had as many snaps as me, so hes got to get his reps, too. WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15 Provancha was rated No. 167 quarterback in Class of 2010 FOOTBALL, from page 13UF now lacking true point guardIts a part of the game, Donovan said. pensate for his absence. For the time being, Florida will have to do so without a natural point guard on its shorthandare either injured or unavailable. Senior Scottie Wilbekin, last years starter at will miss UFs matchup against Middle Tennessee on Thursday. Donovan also revealed after the game that guard Dillon Graham (bone spurs) will undergo surgery on his hips next week and miss the remainder of the season. Eli Carter (leg), who has played sparingly because he has not yet reached full strength, is mulling a medical redshirt. pense of burning his year, Donovan said of Carter. Thats a real, real hard one for me to swallow as a coach when a guys playing on one leg. Hes probably going to see how much more he can do, but I had him at the point out there. He was out there at half-court. He almost lost the ball like three times. It looked like he couldnt even plant and push off, and he looked some time? Yes, but I think we owe him the opportunity to get himself fully healthy and play again. Without those players to provide effective minutes at point guard, sophomores Michael Frazier II and DeVon Walker who has committed eight turnovers in four games will likely handle the task. Frazier thrives in catch-and-shoot situations on the wings and corners but will likely have to day night. I played a little bit of point guard in high school. I played it in a couple games, so Im pretty comfortable with it. Donovan also said he might experiment with Dorian Finney-Smith playing at the point, although the redshirt sophomore forward has not practiced much at that position this year. Were going to probably have to do some different things, Donovan said. Were going to have to make some lineup adjustments, changes. Were going to probably have to have multiple guys handle the ball. I think once we get into half court. HILL, from page 13 Ive got a little more speed than people give me credit and a little more moves than people give me credit.Christian ProvanchaUF quarterback Gators Facing IssuesKasey Hill, PG Scottie Wilbekin, PG Damontre Harris, C Dillon Graham, SG Eli Carter, G Will Yeguete, F Michael Frazier II, G Billy Donovan, G Chris Walker, F High left ankle sprain Suspended; practicing with team Suspended; practicing away from team Bone spurs in hips Recovering from broken leg; yet to regain full strength and conditioningRecovering from right knee surgery Playing despite suffering from mononucleosis prior to seasonPlaying with torn labrum Settling academic ineligibility issues Out at least a month Player Issue Status nearing return Out for season; opting for redshirtPlaying sparingly; likely candidate for medical redshirt Active; started all four games, averaging 5.3 points and 4.5 rebounds Active; played in all four games, averaging 13.5 points and 4.3 rebounds Active; has played in three games this yearNot yet enrolled at UF; aiming to enroll in spring


16, ALLIGATOR WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 2013 GATORS IN THE NFL LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickWith Week 11 of the NFL season in the books, here are a few former Gators who made the most tangible impact for their respective teams. Percy Harvin, wide receiver: After waiting 10 games to make his debut with the Seattle And in a limited role, he Although he caught only one pass for 17 yards on his sole target of the afternoon, Harvin returned a kick 58 yards during the Seahawks 41-20 win against the Minnesota Vikings Harvins His sole catch was an acrobatic grab over Gators receiver reeled in the ball with his right hand, juggled it and eventually secured it with Harvin revealed after the game that in addition to having hip surgery during the offseason, he also underwent an appendectomy discovered that Harvin had a benign tumor on Ive been through a lot besides the hip surJoe Haden, cornerback: Browns suffered their sixth loss of the season in a 41-20 defeat to the Cincinnati Bengals SunDuring the loss, Haden had two intercepreturned for 15 yards to the Cincinnati 14-yard Fewer than two minutes later, Haden Andy Dalton and returned it 29 yards into the Haden made the read and ran down the left Notes: During the Chicago Bears 23-20 overtime victory against the Baltimore Ravens, linebacker Jon Bostic picked off a pass from Ravens signal caller Joe Flacco at the 50-yard During his teams 24-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins tight end tionable for Mondays matchup against the Harvin enjoys successful debut with Seattle against former team LOGAN MCGUIREAlligator Writer@loganjmcguireCaeleb Dressel is being hailed as one of the best sprint prospects ever despite having never suited up for a Dressel, from Clay High and the Bolles swim club in Jacksonville, comtop recruits in the 2014 class and owns the national high school 50-yard freeseconds, making him a more than adAt the Junior World Championships over the summer, Dressel placed in the 100-yard free while setting a new He will be a second-generation Gator, following in his fathers footsteps, assuming he stays true to his Divers surging: Floridas swimming and diving teams have been among the top teams in the nation during the fall propelling them to those high rankA bright spot for the Gators this have totaled six event wins and 88 tomeets, compared to no wins and 42 total points after four dual meets last Sophomore Kahlia Warner, who transferred to UF in the spring, accounts for a big part of that improveMens diving has improved after a rough openstart that saw only one win through the three wins and 37 points in the other Redshirt sophomore Zach Hernandez has been a key player in Floridas totaled 31 points in the last two meets But the men are without redshirt senior Chris Jones, who is still recovering Jones had the best performance of his career at NCAA Zone Diving on the said he is hopeful to have Jones back by Florida adds top recruitHarvin UF Swimming