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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 Resident helps ward off cold nights for homelessHe will give out blankets until his supply runs out, pg 3. Locals react to Fast and Furious actors deathPaul Walker died in a car crash, pg 5. Local couple sells sweet business plan at farmers markets76 /57 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13UF wakeboarders UF wakeboarders HANNA MARCUSAlligator Staff Writerhmarcus@alligator.orgWhen the Catching Fire horses trotted their way into the Capitol pulling the carriage holding Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson, most residents and students were unaware of just how close to home these horses galloped. The two horses, named Tristan and Dieuwe, reside in Lady Lake, Fla., a town a little less than 70 miles away from Gainesville, at the Grand Oaks Resort and Museum in southern Marion County. Susan Kelly, director of marketing and special events for Grand Oaks, said the two were among about 17 other horses picked to star in the movie and were recruited about two years ago. Tristan and Dieuwe won over the direcly said, and were given the privilege to pull the carriage for Lawrence and Hutcherson. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 70 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013Kan Li / Alligator StaffCandlelight VigilThe UF Filipino Student Association hosted a candlelight vigil for the victims of Typhoon Haiyan, which caused about 5,000 deaths, at the Architecture Building atrium on Monday. All funds collected were donated. Read the story on page 8. FACULTY WILL BE CUT TO SIX. JENSEN WERLEYAlligator Staff Writerjwerley@alligator.orgIn the midst of reports that the economics department has stopped accepting students to its Ph.D. program, some people are concerned UF might not be able to sustain its undergraduate economics degree. John Kraft, dean of the Warrington College of Business Administration which houses the economics department said he has longterm plans to cut the economics faculty from its current 11 tenure-track professors to six. He said based on current resources, six professors would be enough to teach underresponsible. He said currently, the economics compared to the rest of the college, and every department is shrinking. To me, the greatest tragedy is for students who arrive here, and we dont offer much in the way of undergraduate courses, said retired UF economics professor David Denslow. Twice, the department was offered a move from the business college to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and both times faculty voted against it, despite Krafts offer to support the transition for three years. They made a choice, Kraft said. Maybe they didnt like the choices they have, but it was all that was available.Changes in economics department worry someSEE ECONOMICS, PAGE 4STATE RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterOK vs. OK. Punctuation is making a blunt comeback in the texting world. Period. An American University study on the texting habits of American college students has resurfaced on social media after a recent article by The New Republic. The study found that 39 percent of students sampled sent text messages that used punctuation at the end of each sentence. Because the period is used less often, many students view its usage as intentional. It is left to the recipient to decide why the punctuation was added. If you add punctuation when you dont usually, thats extra, said UF linguistics professor Galia Hatav. Hatav agreed that punctuation can be used to convey tone or add extra information when texting but noted that context is important. When you add the period, it really does mean something, Hatav said. Gianna Gamache, a 19-year-old UF recreation, parks and tourism sophomore, said she thinks students overanalyze punctuation when texting. If youre arguing with someone, something, Gamache said. But if youre just talking to someone and you end with a period, to me it would just seem like youre just using good grammar.Punctuation sets the tone for student texting, study says SEE HORSE, PAGE 4But context is important When you add the period, it really does mean something.Galia HatavUF linguistics professor Theyre very calm, and their eye.Susan Kellydirector of marketing and special events for Grand Oaks


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, DECEMBER 3, 2013 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTCLOUDY 79/62 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/61 SUNNY 82/62 SUNNY 80/57 SUNNY 76/57 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 70 and fun activities will be both provided by UF Hillel and the other various organizations. For more information contact Dani at Free challah roll Who wants to celebrate Shabbat a little early this week? Come meet Melissa from noon to 1:30 p.m. on Thursday on Turlington to get a free challah roll to chomp on. Contact Melissa for more information at 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?Meditate-A-Thon Meditation Club is hosting a day of meditation on the Plaza of the Americas today from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Come learn about meditation or just hang out. Check out the page facebook. com/groups/MORatUF. From Turlington to the Western Wall From 1:45 to 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, meet Melissa on Turlington Plaza to write a prayer that will be sent to Israel. In Jewish tradition, it is customary for those visiting the Western Wall to place written prayers in the nooks of the ancient structure. UF Hillel Birthright participants will bring the prayers and place them in the wall on behalf of UF students. For more information, email Talking Gators Toastmasters hosts the annual White Elephant Holiday Gift Exchange The event today will be a succession of mini Table Topics talks. Each person will bring a wrapped or bagged gift or two something you want to re-gift. The idea is to have fun with minimal or no spending of money. People will take turns picking a present, opening it and then giving a oneto twominute speech about the item. The meeting starts at 5:45 p.m. in the Entomology Building Room 1031. For more information, visit Hispanic and Latino graduate student meeting Come discuss creating a student organization for Hispanic and Latino graduate students Tuesday from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in Grinter Hall, Room 264. The meeting will focus on establishing a constitution for the organization. The event is sponsored by the Office of Graduate Minority Programs and the Institute of Latino-Hispanic Cultures (La Casita). It is open to all graduate students. For more information, please contact Ruth Visuete at rvisuete@ Taste of Tikkun Olam Come to Turlington from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday to get a snack from UF Hillel that relates to the Torah portion this week. This week, Joseph receives his wellknown Technicolor dream coat. What do you think the snack will be? For more information, contact Hillels engagement associate, Melissa Kansky, at Melissa@ufhillel. org. Robotics Demos at UF The most exciting robot demo day ever at UF will be Wednesday from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the New Engineering Building Rotunda. It will include demonstrations of 15 robots built by students in this semesters Intelligent Machines Design Laboratory course. Several other robots from the Machine Intelligence Lab will be displayed, including previous international award-winning robots (including a boat and a submarine, which earned first and second places in the 2013 world championships, respectively). See imdl/robot_info_f13.htm for more information. Orange sale Come join the biggest orange sale on campus. This event is organized by the UF Gator Citrus Club with the support of Florida farmers. The sale will be located at Fifield Hall, 2550 Hull Road from Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. to Friday at 6:30 p.m. For more information, visit groups/252519724784426. Hanukkah party UF Hillel is taking part in the FLCs Snow Swamp Winter event Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. on Weaver Beach (behind Gator Corner Dining). Come celebrate the last night of Hanukkah while learning how other religions celebrate their winter holidays. Food Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 3 STATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTALLAHASSEE The prosecutor investigating sexual assault allegations against Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston wants the process to be thorough and wont let football dictate when he will wrap up his inquiry. State Attorney Willie Meggs on Monday reiterated he wont let FSUs football schedule or Winstons Heisman Trophy possibilities determine when his investigation will be completed. Winston has led the Seminoles to the No. 1 ranking and they will play for a conference title Saturday, with a shot at the national crown. The deadline for Heisman ballots to be turned in is Dec. 9. Timothy Jansen, Winstons attorney, said he is communicating daily with his client, who wants it to be over. Jansen last week publicly complained about the pace of the investigation. Obviously hes focusing on football and academics and he knows its a process and were waiting for Mr. Meggs to conclude his investigation, Jansen said. While the allegations were initially reported to Tallahassee police nearly a year ago, the case wasnt turned over to prosecutors until November. The Tallahassee Police Department has defended its handling of the case even though the family of the victim has said that police detectives warned them about pressing charges. Meggs initially estimated it would only take a few weeks for prosecutors to determine whether to charge Winston. ESPN reported last month that DNA that matched Winston was found in the underwear of the accuser. While Jansen has suggested that the sex was consensual, the family of the accuser issued a statement alleging that Winston raped the woman. Meggs declined to say exactly when his inWere not basing what we are doing on a football schedule or anyone elses calendar, Meggs said. Were moving as rapidly as we can.Prosecutor: Jameis Winston investigation will be thorough HE WILL GIVE OUT BLANKETS UNTIL HIS SUPPLY RUNS OUT. BROOKE AUSTILLAlligator Contributing WriterAs cooler temperatures set in, Gainesville residents are helping the homeless combat the weather to stay comfortable and healthy. Pat Fitzpatrick, a homeless advocate, is giving away emergency blankets. Its going to get cold tonight, Fitzpatrick said Sunday as he stood on Bo Diddley Community Plaza. So its not going to be a comfortable evening. The shiny silver Mylar blanket retains up to 90 percent of a users body heat. He said being exposed to the elements is one problem inherent to being homeless. Homelessness is not a very complicated thing, Fitzpatrick said. You and I live here, and we ... have a place where we can go with good heat, but those folks out in the woods dont. Rosalie Sherman, a recipient, said she has been homeless for about two dumpsters to hang along her tree-side tent located in Tent City, an encampment south of the Guerry-Hawthorne Connection Trail. I put my animals up because here you gotta be creative, Sherman said. You cant hang family pictures up, so these are why my animals are up. Sherman said how good her day is depends on what the weather is like. You got your good days, and you got your bad days out here, Sherman said. Fitzpatrick said he will be giving out blankets to help people like Sherman until the supply runs out.Resident helps ward off cold nights for homelessWinston


caught the directors eye, she said. And thats when they said These are the two horses we need to use for Katniss and Peeta. Kelly said the horses, who stand at about 6 feet edge over other horse breeds. They have a beautiful gait, and thats what the boys! Kelly said even though they stay in the show All of our horses have a job. Theyre not just here to eat grass, she said. They give carriage thats nice. es. ALLIGATOR Megan Reeves / Alligator StaffHo Ho HoSeth Fisher, an 18-year-old UF accounting freshman and Freshman Leadership Council spearhead, stands on a table on Turlington Plaza Monday to promote the freshman Snow, Swamp and Everything Chomp event. The event will be at Weaver Beach at 6 p.m. Wednesday. CAMPUS ANGELA SKANEAlligator Contributing Writer tions graduate student. Passaretti was barely able to touch her toes when she joined the club four years ago. dance when she joined the club her Aerial dancing club to hold Fall showcase this week THE INCREASE COULD BE A BOUNCEBACK FROM THE GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN. COLLEEN WRIGHTAlligator Staff the years lowest reading. avoided debt ceiling default. said. ceiling issue. year the headlines will be full about what It could impact UFs climb to top 10 well be better in arts and sciences? thing. reasons. The twist at the end is they were sonal about what he is doing. Theres been concern the struguniversity status. in the country that doesnt have ECONOMICS, from page 1 HORSE, from page 1Filmmakers liked the horses gait We have all skill levels. People come in, and we will teach them from the ground up.Ashayla Passarettico-president of Volaticus Aerial Dance club


ELIZABETH BOONEAlligator Contributing WriterNicole Santos said she will always remember his perfect eyes. Sophia Gibaldi said he was one of the better actors. Ethan Perry said the whole event was shocking. Students reacted to the Saturday death of Paul Walker, star of the Fast and the Furious franchise, with an outpouring of sadness and social media remarks. The 40-year-old actor was killed in a car accident with his friend in Valencia, Calif. He was riding in his red Porsche with his friend light pole. He was in California to attend sends resources and services to natural disaster sites. Santos, a 20-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology junior, said she found out about the accident on the Internet. She said it made her especially sad because she met the actor on was nice, polite and welcoming. she thinks the Fast and Furious franchise will kill his character in the next movie in the series. Especially because its true now, Santos said. With the seventh Fast and Fumedia, said he agreed that its hard to predict how the franchise will be affected by the loss. UF telecommunication senior Ethan Perry, 22, said Walkers will give him a good ending. In reality, however, Perry said, some students arent making appropriate comments about the event as news of the accident traveled quickly over social media outlets like Facebook and Twitter. Ive seen a lot of tasteless jokes on Facebook, Perry said. Celebrities are still human. UF environmental engineering freshman Sophia Gibaldi, 18, said she saw a lot of Facebook posts mourning the actors death. Gibaldi thought the accident was a traged, she said. racing franchise, she said she She said it brought out Walkers emotional side more than the action series did. Twenty-year-old UF theater and telecommunication junior was glad he could have different roles to show his acting range. He probably couldve done so ALLIGATOR, 5 1227 W. UNIVERSITY AVE.(NEXT TO LEONARDO'S BY THE SLICE) MON FRI 9AM TO 9PM & SAT SUN 10AM TO 7PM GAINESVILLE'S NEWEST AND MOST CENTRALLY LOCATED THRIFT STORE20,000+ ITEMS FASHIONABLE SELECTION OF WOMENS CLOTHES! AP PhotoSheriffs deputies work near the wreckage of Walkers Porsche that crashed into a light pole on Hercules Street near Kelly Johnson Parkway in Valencia, Calif., on Saturday. Locals react to Fast and the Furious actor Paul Walkers deathHe died in a car crashSTATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESS George Zimmerman and his family while he awaited trial settlement with the former neighborhood watch volunteer and his attorney. $27,000, plus interest for past-due invoices, for their work in providing security for Zimmerman and his family while he awaited trial in 2012. Zimmerman was acquitted last July of any crime for February 2012. clock to Zimmerman and his family members in the summer of 2012.


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.Open columnist spots for Spring:Apply todayCalling all future Dave Barrys, Maureen Dowds, Carl Hiaasens and Thomas Friedmans: The Alligator is accepting applications for Spring 2014 columnists, and we want YOU. need students of every age, major, year, political ideology and If youre interested in becoming a columnist, you should submit to a resume, a brief cover letter Applicants should be able to produce articulate, thought-prois fair game: domestic and foreign politics, pop culture, health, issues facing minority communities and campus politics. of style and who have a passion for deadlines and AP Style. A sharp sense of humor helps. still strongly encourage you to submit guest columns and letters to the editor. We accept these submissions throughout the semester and value input from our readers on campus happenings, local, state and national politics and anything else that appears on the op-ed pages. include the authors name, year, major and the school he or be sourced and cited. Letters to the editor should be about 200 words and should include the authors name and any relevant reputable sources to defend his or her opinions. Columnists should frame their arguments in an articulate, structured, succinct manner and should strive to present original topics and material. At the Alligator, we value integrity, professionalism and honesty at all times. Alligator columnists earn more than just a line on their resume: As a columnist, you have the opportunity to build a professional portfolio of published clips to show future employers your ability to communicate clearly, write with authority and Plus, you can mail your grandma clips to show off to her 69 TOTAL VOTES84% YES 16% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Are you ready for the semester to be over? Todays question: Do you use periods at the end of your texts? Bye UF, remember: Journalism isnt deadIts 4:30 p.m., and Im sitting alone in the newsroom. answering phones and getting ready to go home. Im the Alligator received years ago. I have spent the last three years, on and off, at this paper, and its given a lot to me. Im proud of photos and everything else thats happened under this s frat house roof. newsroom to remind us on a daily basis that newspapers are over the hill. Weve carried on anyway, postering twoand three-deep over these relics with inside There are even some good digs at us plastered up mistyped headlines, players names spelled wrong and failed attempts at sports humor. In all fairness to Sports, if News had something similar, wed need a bigger building. Ive heard that time speeds up as you get older, so maybe thats why these last few months have brought since moving to Gainesville. And Im incredibly proud to have been involved in some of it. ing to convince us to switch majors before it was too late. But the Alligator will persist, despite the vitriol we receive all the time. Or, for that matter, despite the hate any newspaper gets. digital ads in revenue. Thats as good of a sign as any of us will get. soon be crossing the graduation stage into the job marI wasnt a little scared, but I see where Alligator alum dent. Ive heard it said a lot, but it bears repeating: Journalism isnt dead just yet. I have a list of advice people have given me or Ive seen somewhere that merited writing down. The most Danny Glover photo, and there are others we can learn from to leave critics mouths hanging open the next time around. For instance, Im normally pretty punctual. This seing that in mind, and in the true spirit of journalism, I wrote this goodbye column just before deadline. Que ser, ser. Matt Riva is the online managing editor. WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Matthew Riva Samantha Shavell MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Matt


TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 7Consider getting involved in civil workAs a rule, we get the government we deserve. Political institutions work well when citizens are engaged: following the news, electing good representatives and pitching in ourselves to address serious national problems like health care and national security. When people are detached, governments generally fail. So, where are we going to get more active and responsible citizens? Civic engagement that improves the world almost always has three characteristics. It is deliberative: Citizens talk and listen to fellow citizens who may disagree with them. It is collaborative: Citizens actually roll up their sleeves and work together, building or saving or producing goods. And it creates partnerships among people who want to improve the world together. If you are not doing civic work, you should think about getting involved. Many thousands of college students are volunteers and activists. If you are already active, you should connect with other people who are also involved. Even if they work on different issues or come from different communities, they face the same challenges. Why do schools and colleges offer so little civic education? Why is so little funding available for citizens groups? Why do the news and entertainment media rarely depict citizens working together to address problems? You need to sit down with other active citizens to discuss how to change policies, laws, funding streams and media coverage per again. That will begin to build a movement of active citizens, which is the only thing that can improve our democracy. Peter Levine professor at Tufts UniversityLetter to the Editor The general publics reaction to the New Miley tarantula in the bathtub while somehow also witnessing a hordisgust, concern and morbid curiosity have all been rolled up into a giant ball of emotion that has fueled media coverage of the stars transformation, as well as Twitter jokes and YouTube Wrecking Ball parodies ad nauseum. Most people view the New Miley as a loathsome, offensive brute; yet they cant look away. The New Miley is only a few months old three or four months, depending on which timeline you prefer but the transformation has already garnered enough attention to make it one of the most memorable stories of 2013. General consensus refers to the moment she cut her hair as the point when the Old Miley faded away into the now seemingly distant past. She was no longer a living version of the sterile fashion dolls that were so popular when she lived half her life as Hannah Montana. Physical she switched record labels and hired Britney Spears old manager. Since then she has broken up with drugs and compared herself to Sinead OConnor; all of those things, not to mention her VMAs performance as if it hasnt been mentioned enough already have been enough to shock and horrify much of her previous fanbase and most of their parents. Cyrus is, gasp, acting the way many people in their 20s would if they had nearly unlimited wealth, fame and extensive connections in the U.S. entertainment industry, and they hate it. This makes sense. It is also stupid; at least, the controversy is stupid. Had anyone else skipped the Disneychild-star-omg-its-Billy-Ray-Cyrus-daughter-on-TV-how-cute route to stardom and began where Miley is now, nobody would care. who shot John Lennon, they would prefer Miley to retain her childhood innocence at the expense of her growth as an artist and as a person. Even if it didnt occur to many, the fact that Miley would eventually grow up was predicted in a 2008 Time magazine article written by former child star and Mormon Donny Osmond. The image change has as much to do with music as it does identity. Though shes not currently taking the most moral or healthy path, its unfrom the change. Its more relevant, entertaining, and, partly because it doesnt sound like karaoke music, has more artistic merit than the music of Old Miley. Compare Wrecking Ball to 7 Things. Her new work, though, is garish, neon and plastic, and has soul. The Old Miley was little more than a Disney-World animatron, a mouthpiece for the industrys candy pop and country. People are disturbed by the change, and thats fair, but the Old Miley is never coming back, which is nice. The New Miley is almost too good to be true. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His column runs on Tuesdays.Twerk it: In defense of MileyGuest column Alec The Hunger Games: Catching good scene. Now before fans of the series volunthought. part, because every part of it is phenomenal. The culmination of an entertaining story, an extremely talented cast, and a bold intensity makes the Hunger Games sequel a superior for the series; its an improvement in contemporary blockbuster cinema. After a monumental win in the 74th Hunger Games, Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence) and Peeta Mellark (Josh Hutcherson) return to District 12 to start their victory tour. thing victorious about it. Both struggle to assimilate back into regular life and are forced to continue faking a celebrity romance for the press, much to the displeasure of Katniss original love interest, Gale (Liam Hemsworth). To make matters worse, the tour sparks uprisings around the country, only strengthening President Snows (Donald Sutherland) personal vendetta against Katniss for her bold actions against the Capitol Heavensbee (Philip Seymour Hoffman) poses a solution to the president choose the tributes for the 75th Hunger Games from past survivors. mistake of other sequels and simply remade the he improves on the originals weak points. The stakes are higher both in the arena (killer baboons and poison fog are only two of the new obstacles in the Games) and in the politihours long, even pacing keeps the action exciting throughout (in all honesty, I could have sat through another 30 minutes, but Hollywood loves its cliff-hanger endings). Scenery and costumes, normally taken for granted, keep the dramatic tone. The dilapidated districts are dressed with unforgiving snow and potential uprisings. The Capitol, decorated with extravagant trimmings, makes a striking societal contrast. Men and women in gaudy attire offer Katniss and Peeta a purple drink that makes them throw up so they can keep eating, and all the heroes can think about are their starving neighbors back home. Action sequences in the Games and throughout the districts bring a new level of intensity. Plot twists gave the characters something to lose, and the audience a reason to sit on the edge of their seats. More screen time for returning characters allows for more development, especially from Hemsworth, who was severely overshadowed ingly evil and intimidating Snow. And although Hutcherson may not bring the same vigor as his brilliant female co-star, their compatibility makes them a winning duo. Despite the strong original cast, newcomers character may be a bit predictable (coming from someone who has not read the book), but he brings a tangible connection between the Capitol keep the games entertaining with new perspectives, especially with Malones snarky comments against the Capitol. Lawrence, however, steals the show as the stubborn, determined Katniss. It has only been three years since her breakout role in 2010s Winters Bone, but Lawrence has already deyear for Silver Linings Playbook. She embraces the depth of Katnisss inner turmoil against the status quo, constantly debating between standing up to injustice or risking the lives of those she loves. The director is wise to allot a fair number of facial close-ups on the actress, as her expressions give such sincere emotion to let audiences connect with Katniss on another level. Any movie that brings the audience into the story is impressive, but the talents of both Lawrences transform every theater into the world of Panem and delivers a story that is captivating for all theatergoers. That could pose a problem getting seats. May the odds be ever in your favor. Claire Nowak is a writer for The Marquette Tribune. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Catching Fire has kept it burningUWireClaire NovakUWire T will attempt to pass an antiBDS bill titled Resolution Condemning the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement. This bill is a direct attack on Palestinian students and a negation of their existence at the university. The claims it makes are far-fetched, and many of them are actually factually incorrect. The point of the bill is to cial ties that would be broken by a BDS bill, and as an American institution, the school must support Israel as a political ally. There are thousands of students ized by this bill. Using the claim that population outside of Israel leaves out the fact that there are countless Jewish allies who are against the explicitly illegal Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories. The writers seem to forget about massive organizations such as Jewish Voice for Peace, Jews for Palestinian Right of Return and Jews for Justice for Palestine, just to name a few. Not to mention the many pro-Palestinian now, many of whom are members of Students for Justice in Palestine. work on the assumption that BDS is a divisive tactic but conveniently leaves out the fact that these companies actively engage in illegal acts of violence against Palestinians every single day. Passive divestment is exactly that passive divestment, and a refusal to engage in these illegal violations of human rights. Maintaining active relations with and investing in companies that violate human rights, however, is the most divisive act possible. Not to forget that many facts stated in the bill are simply incorrect. The clause bringing up Hebrew studies is irrelevant, as Hebrew classes and Jewish studies classes would be entirely untouched by a BDS campaign. BDS targets institutions and not individuals. Therefore, the clause on having multiple Shands Hospital (who) have studied and participated in research in Israel that has enabled them to further their medical knowledge is, as well, meaningless and irrelevant. Having BDS implemented would change nothing about the situation for these doctors, nor would it have affected their capability to study in Israel. The clause on drip irrigation technology is, as well, entirely irrelevant and yet again false. BDS has nothing whatsoever to do with divesting from Israeli technologies. The fact that the writers of this bill resort to inserting clauses with false statements and literally madeup facts proves that it stands on shaky foundations and has no place at this university, and as students, we refuse to stand for it. Farah Khan is the external vice president of UF Students for Justice in Palestine.Proposed Student Senate bill is an attack on Palestinian students ColumnFarah KhanSpeaking Out


IT HAS BEEN OPEN FOR SIX MONTHS. MELISSA DUKESAlligator Contributing WriterAs a 10-year-old girl, Gwen Thompsons role model was Willy Wonka. Now 54, Thompson and her husband, Ted Snow, are chocolatiers and own Goodness Snows Artisachocolate company in Gainesville. In the six months since they started the business, UF alumni Thompson and Snow have become frequent vendors at farmers markets throughout the week. Their itinerary includes the Tioga Street on Wednesdays, Flagler Beach on Fridays and Haile Plantation on Saturdays. She said business has picked up with the holiday season. So far, bestand Oreos. It was like as soon as weather switch and everybody wants chocolate now, she said. The couple also sells chocolate chip cookies and chocolate-dipped pretzel sticks and fruit. The company registered with the state in June 2013 and participated of June. They forge their creations kitchen that is an incubator for small startup businesses to use. Ive always loved chocolate. Thats my inspiration and thats why I do it, she said. One of the other things I really like about being here at the market is I can get other foods (by) trading my chocolates. She said in the future she hopes to have a commercial space of her own where she can have her chocolate tempering machine to make the treats. If I had that in a place where I could go in every day instead of just once or twice a week, that would really rock my world, Thompson said. Suzy Schrimsher, a 20-year-old UF family youth and community science junior, said she took her boyfriend to the farmers market on Union Street Wednesday night, and they stopped at Goodness Snows. We were just walking around and it obviously caught our eye because all they sold was chocolate, she said. Thats my favorite food. She said Thompson and Snow were easy to talk to, and they let them sample different chocolates. Schrimshers boyfriend, Harrison visited Gainesville recently. The 21-year-old University of Tennessee marketing junior said it was the best dark chocolate hes tasted. He said compared to storebought chocolate, Goodness Snows chocolates tasted more organic. You can almost taste every little ingredient that she put into it, he said. When he comes back to Gainesville, he said, he plans to return to the farmers market to get more goodness from Goodness Snows. Schrimsher said she likes to support local business and would be likely to go back to Goodness Snows. Especially those chocolate lovabout it because it was really good, and they were really nice people, she said. 8, ALLIGATOR William A. England / Alligator StaffGwen Thompson, owner of Goodness Snows, smiles next to the stand she and her husband sell their chocolates from. They frequently set up shop in the Tioga Town Center from 3 to 6 p.m. on Monday afternoons. Local couple sells sweet business plan at farmers marketsCAMPUS ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgStudents gathered for a brief candlecampus to commemorate those lost and affected by the Philippine Typhoon Haiyan. Andrea Espulgar, a 22-year-old food and resource economics senior and president of the UF Filipino Student Association, said the event was one of several fundraisers put on by FSA since the disaster. Espulgar said donations collected from these events have helped her organization raise about $2,000 of its $2,500 goal. One hundred percent of the proceeds go toward disaster relief for the victims. Its not just because were the Filipino Student Association, but because were a family, she said. Even though a lot of us didnt grow up there, our homeland is really important to us. The ceremony began with the Philippine national anthem, sung in Tagalog, the language of the Philippines. Abby Estilong, 49, then spoke about the effects of the strongest storm the Philippines has ever experienced and the devastation the island nation has faced. This was not a Filipino disaster; this was a global event, she said to the crowd of about 50 students. Estilong is the adviser for UFs Filipino Student Association and a member of the Philippine-American Association of Gainesville and Surrounding Areas. She has been a liaison between this community and students for about 15 years, and she said she is very proud of the actions of the students after this disaster. We have a Filipino association here in Gainesville, and we didnt have to tell them to do it, she said. They came up with it on their own. UF students who attended, like Jason Feliciano, a 19-year-old public relations sophomore, called the event really wellput-together. I think its amazing when people get together and do something to commemorate their ancestry, he said. To see them put something on for so many people they didnt know, its just a fantastic thing.Candlelight vigil commemorates victims of Typhoon Haiyan Hurricane Sandy produced winds of 95 mph Hurricane Katrina produced winds of 135 mph Typhoon Haiyan produced winds from 195 235 mph 5,000 lives have been lost so far 65,000 people missing


LAUREN YOCKEYAlligator Contributing WriterKenny Nguyen strolled onto the weatherworn dock, a bulky wakeboard under his left arm and a thick lifejacket over his right shoulder. He scanned the quiet lake. Conditions were almost perfect. One by one, six more members of the UF Wakeboard Club grogpractice of the year. Following the Southeast USA Wakeboard Collegiate Regionals at Lake Wauburg last month, novices showed up to try new tricks, while experienced UF applied physiology and kinesiology freshman Erin Waterman, 19, said Friday practices are typically for beginner riders. string competitors. Im not Thursday material, Waterman said. Im lucky to come out Friday. But because the season was ending, it didnt seem to matter whether it was a wakeboarders sandth. The warmth of the sun and stillness of the wind created an ideal day for gliding across the lake. tronomy graduate student Nolan Grieves. While the crew geared up the boat, the 22-year-old slipped his feet into wake boots and buckled in. When the boat idled away toward the northern shore, he remained standing, strapped to the board still on the dock. Then, with a deafening roar and a forceful jolt, the boat raced forward, causing water to gush from behind the engine. Grieves gracefully hopped onto the water and carved into the surface, eventually performing a tantrum, an invert and a scarecrow. Grieves was one of the nine team members who competed at regionals. Although there are about 30 students in the club, only the best compete. We invited 10 or 12 other collegiate schools, and we had a regional contest qualifying for USA Wakeboard Nationals, said Aaron Alanguilan, a 20-year-old UF mechanical engineering junior. a success. Despite the clubs competitive edge, all members maintain a nojudgment attitude. You know youre physically capable of doing it, Alanguilan said. Its just a matter of you having faith in yourself. Next was Nguyen. Rather than sliding into the standard boots, Nguyen, a 20-yearold mechanical and aerospace engineering sophomore, laced up his black Vans with electric-blue laces. Hes a wakeskater. Wakeskating is like skateboarding on water, he said. while the board is attached to its it to do an aerial stunt when the board has a mind of its own? The answer was found about 10 feet high, midair, where Nguyen found himself without a landing device after ramping off a particularly large wave. Wakeskating has a very hard learning curve, he said. I cant do much, but its fun. That can-do attitude characterized the group of wakeboard club members. Whether a trick landed or a rider got a faceful of lake, the camaraderie experienced in the back of a noisy ski boat seemed to be enough to make even the most non-athletic person strap a piece TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 9Matt Riva / Alligator StaffJames Ort, 21, extends his body during a trick at Wakefest 2013. About 15 students performed in several categories of wakeboarding at Lake Wauburg. FEATURE A BYSTANDER TOLD POLICE SHE WAS DRUNK. KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgA UF student was arrested after University Police reported she drunkenly head-butted and spit at emergency personnel Saturday night near Library West. Claudia Gail Pokropinski with derly intoxication, according to a UPD arrest report. At about 11:30 p.m., a bystandropinski was drunk and said they were concerned for her safety at Library West, according to the report. ropinski ran across Plaza of the her, she began pulling away, kickher in custody, she head-butted him twice in the face, according to the report. She then kicked and spit at Gainesville Fire Rescue medical personnel while they were evaluating her, according to the report. into the jail at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday. She was released Sunday around noon on her own recognizance. MEAGAN KINGAlligator Contributing WriterOn the rise for the last 10 years, annually reported tickrelated diseases in Florida have become so frequent that the state now ranks in the top 20 states for such diseases. Researchers are still unsure of the reason behind the 150 percent increase, but many possible factors have been proposed as the cause, according to a UF News press release. What we do know is that ticks are very active in this area, said Holly Donohoe, an assistant professor in the department of tourism, recreation and sport management and associate director of UFs Tourism Crisis Management Institute. The outdoor activities UF students might participate in, like tubing down the Ichetucknee River, put them at risk of getting tick bites, Donohoe said. To decrease the risk of getting a tick bite, students should use bug spray that contains at least 20 percent of the insecticide DEET and wear long clothing, she said. But that is not always feasible in Florida because it is so hot, she said. If a tick does attach itself, students should remove it with tweezers, said Donohoe, then see a doctor immediately. Early symptoms of tick-relatsymptoms such as rashes, fatigue and headaches, said Donohoe. Melanie Kropp, a 23-year-old hygiene program at Santa Fe College, said she takes extra precaution against ticks when she goes camping. She is concerned about letting her dogs outside. About four years ago, Kropps dog brought ticks into the house. The ticks laid eggs inside the paint on the walls, and the entire house had to be repainted, she said. For concerned students, UF will be hosting an EPI Tick-Borne Disease Symposium on Thursday at 9 a.m. to discuss the issues surrounding the increase in tick-related diseases. The symposium will feature speakers Dr. Glenn Morris, director of UFs Emerging Pathogens Institute and Dr. Paul Mead, chief of epidemiology and surveillance for the Lyme disease program with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSORLANDO A former high-level NASA manager who was responsible for helping the private sector develop spacecraft pleaded guilty Monday in federal court to a Edward Mango, 52, could when he is sentenced next year. Mango loaned money to a fellow NASA employee who was facing criminal charges to help the employee hire an attorney. He also urged the director and human resources director of the Kennedy Space Center to be lenient on the employee, who was facing disciplinary action stemming from the arrest, the U.S. Attorneys and court documents. The law under which Mango was charged provides cials in the executive branch if decision in a matter in which Mango had been the program manager for the commercial crew program at the Kennedy Space Center. The programs goal is to help the private sector develop spacecraft that eventually can take equipment and astronauts to the international space station. He also was the launch dithe Ares rocket, which is being developed to launch NASAs next-generation spacecraft. What we do know is that ticks are very active in this area.Holly Donohoeassistant professor in the department of tourism, recreation and sport management


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TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Gators in the NBAChicago Bulls center Joakim Noah scored 19 points and grabbed 10 rebounds during a 131-128 loss to the New Orleans Pelicans on Monday night in Chicago.Alex Holston is enjoying a breakout freshman season for the Florida volleyball team. Read the story on page 14. LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickWith Week 13 of the NFL season in the books, here are a few former Gators who made the most tangible impact for their respective teams. Joe Haden, cornerback: On Other former Gators thrive on defense: NAPIERS SHOT SINKS FLORIDA. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Writer@jczupryn Buzzer-beater dooms GatorsAP PhotoScottie Wilbekin (right) watches Connecticuts Shabazz Napier shoot a free throw during School serves alligatorG A TORS IN THE NFL ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusGSU celebrates victory against UF Haden grabs fourth pick in as many gamesSEE NFL, PA GE 15 SEE NOTES, PA GE 15 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15 To say the event was a success would be an understatement. We were out of alligator menu offerings within an hour.GSU Director of Residential Dining The play that really hurt us was the possession (where) we had two opportunities up three to rebound the basketball with a big lineup, and we didnt come up with it twice, which resulted in fouling a three-point shooter for a four-point play to put them up one.UF coachTweetableBusiness Decisions Quinton Dunbar UF wide receiver (@QuintonDunbar1)


RJ SCHAFFER Alligator Writer@rjschaffer Alex Holston is having one of the most impressive starts to a career in Florida volleyball history. But without help from a Southeastern Conference rival, the freshman would have likely never played the sport. Growing up, Holston played numerous sports rather than focusing her attention cousin, Darian Dozier, who now plays for South Carolina, changed everything. Everything that she went to do, I did, Holston said. That partnership, along with two of Holstons older cousins, Jourdan Dozier and Kristen Dozier, who play for Ohio State and George Mason, respectively, helped steer her toward a promising volleyball career. The Olney, Md., native did not begin she started going to clinics. She did not join a club team critical in the recruiting process until seventh grade. It was not until middle school, when she failed to make the schools basketball team, that she realized volleyball was the sport to concentrate on. Going into 10th grade, Holstons club volleyball coach, Joe Moyer, began working tirelessly to help her improve. The accolades quickly poured in for Holston, who became a budding star. National Sophomore of the Year in 2010 and National Junior of the Year in 2011, the 2011 Moyer still believes that she is the best player he has ever seen. You could tell with Alex that she had a gift from the beginning, Moyer said. You could tell with that smooth, lefty arm swing that she was a natural. One memory of Holston that sticks out her senior year, when she broke the Maryland single-match record with 42 kills in four sets. The setter in that match was my daughter, Moyer said. We had a talk before the match and I said, For us to get through this match, youre going to have to feed Alex the parking lot. Holston was the highest-ranked Florida signee since Kelly Murphy in 2008. Under coach Mary Wise, Murphy helped lead the appearances and one NCAA Regional Finals appearance. She now plays for the U.S. National Team. The winning tradition in Gainesville is what helped convince Holston to sign. She said she knew she wanted to leave home and the cold to go to an SEC school. The decision ultimately came down to LSU, a school in an area where members of her family live, or Florida. My dad let me make the decision, Holston said. He didnt want to make the decision for me. I guess just me talking about Florida all the time and how excited I was to be here made him OK with me going so far away. While the Gamecocks may have a starter for years to come in Dozier, the Gators found a potential superstar in Holston. Despite being a true freshman, the rightside hitter currently ranks 30th in the nation in hitting percentage at .390. Holston and the from the graduation of former right-side hitter Tangerine Wiggs. Freshmen rarely get playing time in Wises system let alone the amount of playing time Holston has seen but the offense needed someone to step up and replace the 245 kills Wiggs registered last season. We recruited her with the thought that we needed a right-side player because of the graduation (of Wiggs), Wise said. Chloe Mann did not start as a freshman. There are plenty of talented players who just had to wait their turn and then when the turn comes take full advantage of it. Holston seized her early opportunity and never looked back. Her breakout game came against Missouri on Oct. 20, when she led the team with 17 kills and hit .583. As Florida (27-3) begins NCAA Tournament play against Jacksonville (30-3) on Thursday at 7 p.m., the Gators hope Holston can continue to be a key cog in their attack. She is a freak, junior Taylor Unroe said. She just does things that a lot of freshme n dont do, and thats good for us because I wouldnt want to play against her. I play against her every day in practice, and shes so hard to defend. Were really lucky to have her, and shes carried the load great this season. We just hope she keeps doing that. 14, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 Kan Li / Alligator StaffAlex Holston celebrates with teammates during Floridas three-set win against Tennessee on Oct. 27 in the OConnell Center. The freshman is third on the Gators in kills per set. RJ SCHAFFER Alligator Writer @rjschaffer For four teams, the road to the national title will run through Gainesville. The NCAA announced tournament seedings Sunday night, and Gainesville was selected as one of ond rounds. Fifth-seeded Florida (27-3) will play Jacksonville (30-3) on Thursday at 7 p.m. in its tournament opener. We expected, with our successes this season, to be a top-16 seed, but there is nothing like seeing your name printed on the bracket with the No. 5 accompanying it it made it that much more exciting, coach Mary Wise said in a release. It means our seniors get another opportunity to play in front of our home fans, and we hope that Gator fans, with no other Gator sports playing at home this weekend, can all join us starting Thursday night in the OConnell Center. The Gators will compete in the tournament for the 23rd consecutive season and are seeking the proFlorida has taken seven trips to is the most Final Four appearances without a championship. Floridas lone NCAA title game appearance came in 2003 a fourset loss to Southern California. The other two teams chosen to play in Gainesville are familiar foes. Florida State (24-7) will face Georgia Southern (28-5) on Thursday at 5 p.m. Seven conference opponents and eight non-conference opponents Florida played this year made the NCAA tournament. Missouri is also in Floridas bracket. The Tigers dominated in both of the teams matchups this season, with the Gators falling in four sets on Oct. 20 on the road and in three sets at home on Nov. 15. Also, it was announced Monday that four Gators earned All-SEC honors. Freshman Alex Holston, senior Chloe Mann, sophomore Ziva Recek and junior Taylor Unroe were ball Team. Holston also was named to the SEC All-Freshman team, and Unroe was named the 2013 SEC Libero of the Year. and 30th in the nation with a .390 hitting percentage. per set at .40. UF V olle yball Taking Over: Freshman embracing large role early in career You could tell with that smooth, lefty arm swing that she was a natural.Joe MoyerHolstons club volleyball coach


Today and Total Frat Move. We are always looking for new and innovative ways to not only feed our students, but to entertain them and excite them, Executive Director of Dining Services Jeff Yawn said. Without a meal plan or EAGLEXPRESS, the equivalent to Flex Bucks, it cost only $11.00 to relive the glory one last time. Watkins gets Senior Bowl invite: As the losses kept piling on for Florida, one constant remained in the south end zone interview room besides the obvious frustration and tension that comes with the worst season since 1979. Safety Jaylen Watkins met with the media nearly ever week and never shied away from answering questions, and now he will get a chance to showcase his talents at the Reeses Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. 25. Watkins announced his acceptance via Twitter at @jwat14: Just accepted my invite to the senior bowl! So thankful #blessed. Other notable players attending among the 29 seniors include Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd, Georgia quarterback Aaron Murray and Vanderbilt wide receiver Jordan Matthews. reer with 133 tackles and 3 interceptions in 48 games. He shifted from cornerback to safety prior to his senior season. NFL awaits Purifoy: Cornerback Loucheiz Purifoy is taking his talents to the NFL. port in a press release on Monday. ESPNs Todd McShay ranks the junior draft and the projected 26th overall pick. I have had a great three years at the University of Florida, but at this time I think its best for me and my family to pursue a career in the NFL, Purifoy said. Bostic, Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Sharrif Floyd and San Francisco 49ers defensive end Ray McDonald each recorded one sack Sunday. Floyd also forced a fumble the cagos Kyle Long during his teams 23-20 overtime loss to the Bears. In the same game, Bostic recorded nine tackles and a quarterback hit. During his teams 24-17 victory against the Washington Redskins, New York Giants safety Will Hill forced a fumble by Washington receiver Pierre Garcon and recovered it with 1:18 left in the game to seal the win. The Redskins had no timeouts remaining. Notes: regular-season NFL game since Dec. 30, 2012, Chris Rainey returned two kickoffs for 45 yards and three punts for 29 yards. Rainey signed with the Colts on Nov. 20 and will likely be their primary kick returner for the remainder of the season. Making his NFL debut with the Miami Dolphins, running back Mike Gillislee ran for 21 yards on six carries during his teams 23-3 win against the New York Jets. Gillislee, who Daniel Thomas (ankle), who could miss the remainder of 2013. Dolphins kicker Caleb Sturgis Sunday against the Jets, with makes from 34, 43 and 18 yards out. His quarter. Sturgis also assisted a tackle on special teams. Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin (hip) and Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed (post-concussion symptoms) missed their respective games this week. suffered Nov. 18 against Southern. Without Wilbekin down the stretch, Young and Michael Frazier II stepped up offensively. Young scored seven of his season-high 17 points after Wilbekin left, and a Frazier layup gave the Gators a 64-63 lead with 18 seconds remaining in the game. Donovan said he was proud of his offense stepping up without a true point guard at the helm. However, it was the Gators defense that came up short Monday night. Florida forced Napier into an awkward last-second shot at the top of the key, but Donovans team was out of position for the rebound. Napier cleaned up his own mess with a put-back as time expired. We got him to take a bad shot, Donovan said. So, our defense was really good. But what happened was the shot goes up, everybody kind of just ran to the rim instead of everybody getting matched up man-on-man and getting blocked up. If the ball had landed anywhere else but Napiers hands, the Gators would have won the game. However, he said his team gave UConn too many chances to win. Florida committed a season-high 16 turnovers, including a combined 11 from Finney-Smith and Casey Prather. UConn scored 24 points off Floridas turnovers. We self-sabotaged, Donovan said. (We) let them back in the game, coming surging back. TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 ALLIGATOR, 15AP PhotoMiami Dolphins running back Mike Gillislee (23) falls short of the end zone while running against the Matt Riva / Alligator Staff NFL, from page 13 NOTES, from page 13 HOOPS, from page 13 I have had a great three years at the University of Florida, but at this time I think its best for me and my family to pursue a career in the NFL.UF cornerback So, our defense was really good. But what happened was the shot goes up, everybody kind of just ran to the rim instead of everybody getting matched up man-on-man and getting blocked up.UF coach


16, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, DECEMBER 3, 2013 KELCEE GRIFFIS Alligator Staff Writer Jaterra Bonds sat on the sidelines, watching her father coach a youth rec-league basketball game. Suddenly, he called her to come onto the court. He was down a player, so he put his daughter in the game. Onlookers at the Martin Luther King Center on Waldo Road knew they were seeing something special. Bonds was only 5 years old. Everybody must have loved me, Bonds said. Because they said, That girl right there, shes going to be good. Now a senior in college, Bonds still has people in her hometown talking. She never left. Bonds is one of 22 UF athletes who hail from Gainesville and the surrounding region, including four from Gainesville High and three from Santa Fe High. Local athletes say campus and the city still feel like two separate towns. But for residents, these hometown heroes are helping integrate the two communities. Its like Im living in two different worlds: on-campus and off-campus, Bonds said. Havana Solaun liked the UF soccer program, but she hesitated to enroll at Florida because it was so close to her familys farm on the outskirts of Gainesville. I didnt want being in Gainesville to hold me back in any way, she said. But Solaun had a change of heart. Campus was on a different side of town unfamiliar to her at the time and seemed like a totally different world. It was the new start you want when you go to college, she said. I still got that. Solaun said she gets compliments in the grocery store and greetings in restaurants from fans congratulating her on a game well-played. She enjoys that feeling. random places around town, Solaun said. Its comforting when you go out to dinner and see someone you know familiar faces. Solaun, a junior who scored eight goals this season, spent many of her formative years traveling. When her mom remarried and landed the family on the farm, Soabout the change of scenery. She milked cows, caught chickens and kept working on her soccer skills, but she had trouble adjusting to the area. I didnt initially fall in love with it, she said. As she stood in sweats propped up on a pair of crutches, the psychology junior who suffered a recent ACL tear recalled how she missed living near the ocean. She had wanted to move out of state when she went to college and venture away from her family. began to build. When I saw Devils Millhopper and all the cool things Gainesville has to offer, I kind of started to fall in love with it more, she said. Bonds, who is averaging a team-high 17.1 points per game this season, laughed when she admitted she gets local recognition. Sometimes she goes with her family to restaurants that have posters featuring her adorning the walls. She said people she does not know often approach her to talk or offer encouragement. It feels good, but I also learned that you have to be humble, she said. For Bonds and other hometown athletes, stepping into their role at UF lets them be in the middle of what the town revolves around: sports and academics. besides the football and basketball games, said Bonds, who likes to spend her free time shooting pool and playing Grand Theft Auto 5. The college students we make Gainesville. Thats really all it is. Local athletes make big impact at UFKan Li / Alligator StaffJaterra Bonds attempts a shot during Floridas 88-77 win against North Florida on Nov. 10 in the OConnell Center. Kan Li / Alligator StaffHavana Solaun heads the ball during UFs 2-0 win against Texas A&M on Oct. 27 at James G. Pressly Stadium.