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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 vet program helps prevent animal crueltyFashion Week hotties staying in due to coldGainesville Fashion Week added a designer casting call, pg 5. UF students celebrate Chinese New Year with food, dancesThe Reitz Union hosted a celebration, pg 8. 68 /54 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 12 Marquis Dendy will make his season debut for the Gators at the Razorback Invitational on Saturday. Read the story on page 16. VOLUME 108 ISSUE 90 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014Alex Sanchez / AlligatorFinish HimKnights engage during battle at the Hoggetowne Medieval Faire on Sunday. The festivities will continue this weekend at the Alachua County Fairgrounds. JENNA LYONS and KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writers kvarn@alligator.orgFor Caitlyn Lower, cruising in her silver Corolla will become a little more complicated near her Second Avenue Centre apartment. The 21-year-old UF public relations junior is one of many drivers, bikers and walkers who will be affected by the closure of a Southwest Second Avenue block stretching from Southwest Seventh Terrace to Southwest 10th Street. Travelers will be redirected to Southwest Fourth Avenue during the project. I was kind of upset about it because I feel its going to cause a lot Lower, a community assistant at the apartment complex. Workers will install a 6-foot storm pipe underneath Second Avenue, along with sewers, electrical lines and other utilities during the construction, which will last from Monday through March 16, said project manager Diane Gilreath. The city hopes to upgrade infrastructure in the area and stimulate economic development in Innovation Square, she said. Its part of a bigger initiative to upgrade the infrastructure in that area to serve future pending develIts really to help economic develYouseuf Kashem, owner of Corner Store, located at 425 SW Second Ave., said the road closure will have a negative affect on business. KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff Writer not all UF Student Government political parties are running an executive ticket. The Students Party announced Wednesday it will not have candidates for Student Body President, vice president and treasurer on the ballot Feb. 18 and 19. But Swamp Party nominees Cory Yeffet, Vivan Nguyen and Elliot Grasso wont be running unopposed. The newly formed Taco Libre Party, whose goal is to bring Taco Bell back to campus, is contending for itzer for president, Juan Zapata for vice president and Micaela Montero for treasurer. In every Spring election since 2000, all parties have run executive candidates. In 2005, the Voice Party ran only a treasurer, according to SG voting records. Having more than two parties, though, isnt unusual. Votes have parties in Spring elections in the past 14 years. For example, in 2009, there were four: The Unite; Orange and Blue; Keg; and Progress parties all participated. Alex Klayman, the Students Party spokesman, said the party decided to forgo running an executive ticket this term because it seemed to be a better use of resources. By focusing on the seats we know are winnable for the minority party, we can begin building a larger email. He said the party is focusing on regaining momentum after last election, in which Students Party won two Senate seats out of 50. Swamp claimed the other 48.Students Party not running executive ticketLOCAL LIZZY SHEBANEKAlligator Contributing WriterUF students and faculty are reacting to the deaths of three people in Kiev, Ukraine, following protests around the capital last week. Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovychs refusal to join the European Union has prompted protests and riots around the country after the denial of the deal to join the 28-nation bloc, BBC reported. President Yanukovychs rejection of a deal on closer ties with the European Union dashed the hopes of many Ukrainians who see the best prospects for Ukraines future UF political science associate professor doing research in Kiev, wrote in an email. The governments subsequent turn to Russia in December The protests became larger and more intense when Moraski said. If Ukraine joined the EU, the accompanying rules and regulations would impede the ability of Russian businesses he said. More recently, Lenin is known to have said that for Russia to lose Ukraine is comparable to a person losing his UF students, faculty react to protests, violence in UkraineSEE ELECTIONS, PAGE 4 SEE UKRAINE, PAGE 4 Its really to help economic development of that section of the city.Diane Gilreathproject managerThe government is using aggressive riot police


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 FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 FORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY TODAY RAIN 82/65 CLOUDY 82/61 CLOUDY 80/62 RAIN 79/62 CLOUDY 68/54 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 90 from diverse graduate and undergraduate departments to serve as department representatives for a Spring case competition. This is a great opportunity to get more involved in the global health community and obtain leadership experience in international health. Find out more about the Global Health Case Competition and opportunities for involvement by emailing 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 HAPPENINGGay Movie Night The Pride Community Center of North Central Florida will show The Falls: Testament of Love tonight at 7:30 p.m. at the Pride Community Center, 3131 NW 13th St. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of snacks. Education for Life 5K The Education for Life 5K will start at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Online pre-registration is available at Dayof registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and is $25. The race supports Southern Scholarship Foundation, which provides rent-free housing scholarships. Stargazing at Paynes Prairie Come learn more about the stars and planets thanks to the Alachua Astronomy Club, which will supply the telescopes. Relax around a campfire, take a hay ride and listen to live music by folk duo, Vellamo. It will be held from 6 to 9 p.m. at Hickory Ranch, 9300 SE County Road 234 in Micanopy. Entry is $5 per person. Children 6 and under are admitted for free. Fourth Annual Run for Your Heart 5K On Sunday, the Academy of Student Pharmacists Operation Heart is hosting a 5K to encourage cardiovascular fitness in the community as part of American Heart Awareness Month. The run starts at 8 a.m. at Westside Park, 1001 NW 34th St. Registration is $15 before Sunday or $20 the morning of the event. All proceeds go toward the American Pharmacists Association student organizations efforts to provide blood pressure and cholesterol screenings to the Gainesville community. For more registration information, go to the events Facebook page, or email ASPOperationHeart@ Crohns and colitis support group If you have Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis, come find support with others. The next meeting will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Hope Lodge, 2121 SW 16th St. For more information, contact Dennis Frohlich at or 701-541-3608. Servant Leader Institute Your student organization is invited to attend the Servant Leader Institute. It will let students network, problemsolve with UF and community leaders, and develop ways to increase their impact. The event will be held Feb. 15 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Poe Springs Lodge in High Springs. Please RSVP to the free event by February 7th at Catholic Student Fellowship The fellowship meets every Thursday at 6:15 p.m. in the lounge of St. Augustines Catholic Student Center, 1738 W. University Ave., for praise and worship, prayer, faith sharing, fellowship and guest speakers. This week, Katherine Dunnigan, a fifthyear UF biomedical engineering student, will speak about Living out your Faith on a Secular Campus. Flora and Fauna of Florida Enjoy breathtaking photographs of the Flora and Fauna of Florida exhibition at the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., through Thursday. Photographs in this exhibition capture rare scenes of native wildlife and thriving examples of many of the plant species that characterize Floridas natural environment. The Matheson Museum is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Global Health Case Competition The Global Health Case Competition, a student-led initiative, is seeking students Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Quality, student-centric health care, right in the middle of campus. Call (352) 392-1161 same-day visits Visit other visits, more infoGet in. Get well. Get on with your life! Illness/Injury Treatment | Immunizations | Pharmacy Allergy Injections | Nutrition Services Massage | Sports Medicine | Physical Therapy Sexual Health Services | Womens Health 2014 CASE KICKOFF EVENTFriday, January 31, 2014, 5:30-7:30 pm McKnight Brain Institute DeWeese Auditorium, Room LG-101A. Reception and refreshments to follow.SPEAKERS 2014 CASESaturday, February 1, 2014, 9:30am-5pm Reitz Union Grand Ballroom & McGuire Pavilion Dance StudioThe CASE features science research posters, art exhibits, lm, and dance/music/theatre performances presented by undergraduates in the Science for Life Program and the College of Fine Arts. #2014CASE Creativity in the Arts and Sciences Event Creativity at the Crossroads Phoebe Cade MilesFounder and CEO of Cade MUSEum for Creativity and InventionArts in Medicine: Bridging the Healing and Creative Arts Jill SonkeDirector, UF Center for Arts in Medicine CASE 2014 Free and open to the public. CAMPUS CHRISTINE ALVAREZAlligator Contributing WriterForensics may be traditionally seen as a strictly human-related science, but a new masters degree program at UF is extending it to four-legged companions and more. UFs Maples Center for Forensic Medicine now offers a new online masters degree and graduate certake classes in veterinary forensics. country and is provided by the UF College of Veterinary Medicine in partnership with the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The idea was developed after Jason Byrd, director of education for the ASPCA Veterinary Forensic Sciences Program, helped the organization with animal cruelty cases. They started in-person workshops and training, which led to the idea that they could do it via distance education, Byrd said. There are a lot of veterinarians out there who need to know a good bit about forensic science because theyre essentially the medical examiner of the animal world, Byrd said. Through the program, students and a thesis or non-thesis masters degree in veterinary forensic sciences. The ASPCA helps fund the program. In exchange, the veterinary forensic science team helps with its animal cruelty cases. Its more than just the educational program, Byrd said. Its actually casework, which makes the educational program better. Will Smith, a 21-year-old UF biology junior, said he has wanted to be a veterinarian ever since he helped his dad perform surgery on In addition, Smith has taken a forensic science class at UF. I took one and it was really interesting, so I think that would be really cool if they would have one for vets, Smith said. These programs are not just for veterinarians, Byrd said. Anyone can take the class as long as they have a four-year degree. Katherine Rivera, a 20-yearold UF animal science junior who works with animal rescues, said she would love to take a class in the program. I think that its something new and another direction you can go with the animal sciences, Rivera said. 2010, but January marked the start masters degree program. full semester in the program, Byrd said.New vet program helps prevent cruelty ITS ON SATURDAY. ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Contributing WriterFormer members of Team Florida Cycling will join forces on Saturday to honor a friend and fund a cause. Last year the UF club lost Paul Corey, one of its original sponsors, who passed away June 24. Corey was heavily involved in the Gainesville cycling community. He owned a bike shop called the Bike Route and sponsored the cycling club through it. In his memory, former members Ravi Rajcoomar, Justin Gottlieb and Mike Gann organized a silent-auction fundraiser that will take place at Bike Works, 2300 SW 34th St., from 6 to 7:30 p.m. The trio worked at the Bike Route under Corey while they were UF students in the 90s. Paul was a mentor for all of us, Rajcoomar said. He taught us a lot of things and always supported the team. Half of the proceeds will go to the Gainesville Fisher House Foundation and Team Florida Cycling, said Christian Trucco, a 34-year-old UF sustainable building construction graduate student and president of Team Florida Cycling. This is a tremendous help, since the club is growing, Trucco said. The number of racers are much more than years past.Silent auction to support UF cycling I think that its something new and another direction you can go with the animal sciences.Katherine RiveraUF animal science junior


4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014Courtesy to the AlligatorA tent sits in a street displaying signs reading Ukraine Without Corruption. The Ukrainian people are protesting after the local government refused to join the European Union. Three people have died, and the prime minister, Mykola Azarov, resigned on Tuesday. GATOR GRADS MONIQUE HERNANDEZAlligator Contributing Writer UF alumnus and codeveloper of Proactiv Dr. Kathy Fields will speak to UF students at the 17th annual Medical College Forum. The Medical College Forum on Feb. 8 will allow people interested in er to their career by offering the opportunity for students to meet with medical school admissions directors and a medical student panel. The MCF is sponsored by UFs chapter of the American Medical Student Association and will be held at the University of Florida College of Medicine. Zachary Field, 22-year-old UF biology senior and a Medical College Forum director, said the directors decided to chose Fields as the keynote speaker because she was once in the shoes of many of the aspiring medical students. Fields was an undergrad at UF and was told by many pre-med advisers that she couldnt get into medical school and to switch her major. But Fields went on to create one of the most successful skincare brands in the world, Field said. Itd be great for her to talk about the persistence and the drive, Field said. If you want to go into medicine, do it wholeheartedly and dont let anybody stop you. Other speakers include AMSA national president Nida Degesys, a panel of students in medical schools around the nation and presentations by admissions directors. Students will get a chance to hear directly from the people who determine whether they get accepted into medical school, Field said. Zara Zaidi, 20-year-old applied physiology and kinesiology junior, said she hopes to learn about the school shell be applying to. It gives you a realistic feel of what the application process involves and what each individual school requires, Zaidi said.Proactiv creator to speak at UF during medical school forum JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a homeless man Wednesday after police said he locked himself in a Wal-Mart bathroom and huffed aerosol cans. Robert Padgett on charges of petit theft and trespassing, according to an arrest report. At about 11 a.m., an employee of the Butler Plaza Wal-Mart found Padgett Tobias. He had an empty can of compressed air with him. bathroom stall and a full can in his jacket. The cans were worth about $25 total. Padgett admitted to stealing the cans and inhaling them until he was unconscious, according to the report. In November, Wal-Mart employees trespassed Padgett. he knew he wasnt supposed to be on the property. where he remained in lieu of a $22,000 bond.Man huffs air in Wal-Mart ITS FROM 10 P.M. TO MIDNIGHT. BRADLEY NORMANAlligator Contributing WriterMore than a dozen of Gainesvilles hottest hunks will be auctioned off tonight to raise money for one local gyms charitable mission. The Ark School of Fitness in East Gainesville eant from 10 p.m. to midnight at the gym located at 22 NE 11th St. The pageant aims to raise money for the gyms mission of constructing The audience can get acquainted with each contestant before bidding, said pageant coordinator Jen Ambrose. Winners will then go out on a date with their man. Michael Espinosa, a head coach and owner have an entertaining night and also learn about key points revolving around the gym community through skits in-between contestants. Espinosa said hes also participating. I think Im going to be slightly humiliated, he said. I know Im going to have a lot of fun. Gainesville and pageant contestant, said he volunteered for the entertainment and educational value. Being able to tap into the large network of people I have at my own gym to come over and support me is only going to help raise more raised is going toward a good cause. Were going to entertain with some skits that are going to deliver a heart-warming message, he said. Then were going to show off our manly goods in skimpy swimwear.Fitness hunks to be auctioned offSome think police force brutality distracts from actions of protestorsFred Kolb, a UF Model United Nations team member, said he agrees with most of the international community in condemning the violent responses of the Ukrainian government. Its shameful that the country seems to be returning to its ways from the Cold War that has been over for over two decades, Kolb, a 20-year-old UF economics and political science junior, wrote in an email. The majority of the protests have been peaceful, and the brutal methods of the Ukrainian police forces are now in the spotlight rather than the actions of the protestors. Bardia Khajenoori, a 20-yearold UF international studies and political science junior, said he believes the Ukrainian government has lost legitimacy through its recent actions. The people have spoken in favor of a pro-western direction and to ignore their will is simply undemocratic, Khajenoori wrote in an email. Moving away from Russia and into the western sphere of consequences for Ukraine, he said. Yanukovych was clearly what the public was willing to allow, Khajenoori said, and he responded with violence and repression when they demonstrated against it. UKRAINE, from page 1The Taco Libre executive candidates will run against SwampTheres no denying our party took a large hit last semester, he said. The way to rebuild, we believe, is not to overprovide fruitful outcomes for us. Klayman said this strategy will promote awareness of political agendas on campus. Doing so will hopefully not only allow us to run a more efone-party dominated system that governs the Student Body, he said. Susan Webster, the Swamp Party spokeswoman, said the Swamps campaign strategy. The Swamp Party will continue to reach out to all students throughout campus to ensure that all students voices are heard, she wrote in an email. Kreitzer said Taco Libres approach to elections stands out because it is operating on a $0 campaign budget. The party will mostly be using social media to spread the word. ELECTIONS, from page 1Padgett Fields Its shameful that the country seems to be returning to its ways from the Cold War that has been over for over two decades . The majority of the protests have been peaceful and the brutal methods of the Ukrainian police forces are now in the spotlight, rather than the actions of the protestors.Fred KolbUF Model United Nations member


FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 SOCIAL MEDIA AND FLIERS ARE HELPING. KAITLYN DAVISAlligator Contributing WriterGainesville Fashion Week is looking for models who can strut, but organizers think local talent might be shivering instead. Chin Chin Hao, event director and a UF telecommunication senior, said the recent cold front has posed an obstacle for promoting Gainesville Fashion Weeks seventh season. Promotion largely involves approaching potential models, designers and attendees when they go out in Midtown or downtown, but organizers believe the cold weather is keeping students from venturing out to bars and clubs. A bunch of us went out (on Wednesday), and Wednesday is typically a big night in Midtown, but there was no one out, said Rachel Godfrey, a GFW social media intern and 21-year-old UF journalism seThis prompted GFW to alter its promotional techniques. incorporating a designer casting call into its model casting call on Saturday. Scouts from Premiere Model Management, a professional modeling agency, will also attend the call to provide additional incentive for models, Hao said. To spread the word to those unwilling to brave the cold, the team sending them to UF resisdence hall mailboxes. GFW has also been increasing its social media presence to get the message out. Were constantly producing content, so even if we cant reach people in person, we can do it through social media, Godfrey said. Despite the cold, GFW is aggressively promoting the events, said Alyssa Fisher, director of marketing and promotions. The new producers this year are very organized, Fisher said. They want to make sure that everyone is on top of everything. Fashion week hotties staying in due to cold Because we face these obstacles, weve developed new methods of marketing and promoting.Chin Chin HaoUF telecommunication seniorAP PhotoIcebreakerEight-year-old Emberly Dennis lands in the accumulated ice on the trampoline in her backyard on Wednesday in Panama City. Several Florida cities saw snow due to a cold front. JADE CASTROAlligator Contributing WriterA paintbrush and canvas are just a few tools helping Alachua Countys seniors with Alzheimers disease and other memory disorders explore their creative sides while raising money for a good cause. The seniors at Alz Place, a day care facility for adults with Alzheimers and dementia-related conditions spent a week creating pieces of art through a program called Art Without Boundaries. The pieces of art will be put up for auction at its seventh annual Moonlight and Martinis gala Saturday at 7 p.m. at the Mercedes Benz of Gainesville, located at 4000 N. Main St. program director at Alz Place. The goal of this event is to raise as much money as we can to continue to provide services to the seniors of Alachua County. The gala will have about 500 guests in attendance paintings will be among several prizes available for auction, some of which include jewelry, a trip to St. Augustine and a guitar signed by members of the band Sister Hazel. Although the paintings through Art Without not the main reason Alz Place continues with the program every year. Its about the therapeutic value it has to its clients. They get that great feeling about the work that theyve done, she said. Through music and movement and directed painting, our (seniors) each create these wonderful works of art. ing assistant who works at Alz Place, said she notices a great change in the seniors after they complete their paintings. They dont think theyre artists until they get through, and then theyre amazed at what they can do, said Futch, an employee of 20 years. They seem to be more verbal because theyve done something theyre very proud of.Art auction to benefit Alachua senior citizensLOCAL


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.Well, yesterday sucked. Despite it being cold enough to see our breath in our bedrooms, no snow fell in Gainesville just tons of annoying, literally freezing rain. To make matters worse, while we were trudging to class with our hoods up, our friends at FSU enjoyed a snow day. Plus, Facebook is still sluggish from iPhone screenshot overload. We guess the rest of the week was all right, but weve never been more ready for the weekend. So here it is: your were-Beliebers-in-second-chances edition of...Darts & LaurelsTap, tap, tap... death. Start over. Are you guys playing Flappy Bird as obsessively as we are? The free app is the worst (best?) thing to ever happen to the Alligator staff. The game is super simple, super addicting and super infuriating. We swear we didnt hit that pipe, and for that, we throw a our-score-is-lower-than-our-GPA DART to Flappy Bird. Ugh. We just cant quit you. In other serious news, a new political party has emerged on campus. UF Student Governments upcoming elections will now feature three groups: Swamp, Students and Taco Libre, the last of which has one platform point: Get Taco Bell back at UF. Although cheap Tex-Mex is delicious, were more intrigued to see how elections play out with three parties. After all, George Washington once warned about bipartisanship, saying, The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge natural to party dissention . is itself a frightful despotism. We recognize that creating more parties isnt necessarily a solution to that, but we digress a this-should-make-for-a-strange-debate LAUREL to the Taco Libre Party for keeping things interesting. Next, lets talk about UF Online. The concept is great everyone likes expanding the Gator Nation but as we reported earlier this week, its negatively impacting some on-campus, traditional students. Almost every staffer at the Alligator has taken an online course, so we feel for them: Online classes just arent as good as in-person ones. Theyre easier to blow off, interested. Add in the weird test-taking methods like having to show a virtual proctor your room via webcam, and its cemented: Were tossing an if-you-got-in-to-traditional-UF-youshouldnt-have-to-take-classes-designed-for-UF-Online DART to the university. Moving on, we throw a quick you-are-such-a-bro LAUREL to Vice President Joe Biden for being an awesome addition to our State of the Union drinking games. Also a the-real-worldmakes-us-want-to-puke DART to todays graduation application deadline. Blech. Finally, we hand a thank-you-thank-you-thank-you LAUREL to all of our readers who downloaded the Alligator app this week. Whether youre student, alumnus or just a nice person, we appreciate your support. We worked crazy hard to get it off the ground looking at you, Matt Riva and sincerely think itll change the way you get news. If you dont have it yet, visit or search the Alligator on the App Store or Google Play. Thats enough shameless self-promotion for this week. Have a fantastic weekend, and go Gators! 41 TOTAL VOTES22% YES 78% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Do you play Flappy Bird? Todays question: Will the Second Avenue construction mess you up? They say that when we landed on the moon, the scientists who got us there used computers with less processing power than whats in an iPhone. This implies that everyone who has a computer today has an opportunity to do something awesome. It also implies theyre probably wasting that opportunity, consuming massive quantities of bination of the two. I barely know how to use a computer. Ive heard that everything is free now if you know how to torrent, but Im too dents, I spend an alarming amount of time watching shows and movies there. successful Internet streaming and rental service. Its gotten so huge that now its competing directly with traditional TV channels. Its original content is getting accolades and awards; House of Cards won three Emmys and a Golden Globe last year. The company already decimated one industry have you been inside a Blockbuster lately? and it looks like theyre on their way to dominating another. At least, thats what they thought. because Verizon just won a pretty big court case. Basically, the concept that Internet Service Providers, or ISPs, shouldnt charge more money for certain kinds of internet use. Verizon called out the Federal Communications Commission, saying they didnt have the right to regulate net neutrality, and the judges agreed with them. in mind when they sued the FCC, because streaming video over the Internet uses a lot of data data Verizon could be making oodles of money from, if the FCC would allow them. Now, ISPs are free to charge additional rates for streaming, or to for the data that its customers use. to get stuck with higher bills, because both situations require Netflix to tweak its business model. In fact, theyve already begun a process of raising prices without by Goldilocks and psychological manipulation. Theyre going to offer three levels of service: below average, regular and premium. As long as they set the prices for the premium and below average cleverly, theyll be able to charge whatever they want for the regular service, and people will still buy it. Which is convenient, because thats what most customers will be getting anyway. does increase its prices, thats the ISPs fault, not theirs. Winning the lawsuit was a strategic victory and a power grab for Verizon and ISPs everywhere, allowing them to put some pressure on the elusive web company that threatens the future of cable television. Luckily, it seems theres hope for the restoration of order. The three justices that handed down the decision stated that they believe in net neutrality. The issue was that the FCC was enforcing it in the wrong way. And popular opinion is in favor net neutrality, too. A recent survey showed that people hate ISPs more than the oil, banking and health industries. Not having net neutrality places an enormous amount of power in the hands of ISPs over Internet businesses and Internet users. Allowing them to have so much sway over consequences for everyone with a computer. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His columns appear on Fridays. FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Alec


FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7Qualified full slateMy name is Susan Webster, and I currently serve as the Swamp Party spokeswoman. I am very excited to announce that our partys slate has been released. After three days of qualifying, slating and interviews, Swamp serve the student body in the Student Senate. This year, 644 students participated in the slating process in hopes of getting slated, and 539 of those students slated with Swamp Party. We appreciate and thank all of the students who came to slate with us over the three-day period. We heard many excellent ideas from all of those who came to slating. After a rigorous decision-making process, we decided on the 50 candidates that we felt were best suited for each position. It is not easy to make such decisions, especially here at the University of Florida where we have so many accomplished and The entire Swamp Party Executive Board is excited for the slate we are presenting and believe that these candidates compliment what is an already a powerful executive ticket for the upcoming election. As always, we held to our tradition of selecting experienced and determined leaders to represent the students. Student Government is a very important part of the UF community and plays a vital role in the continued advancement of student life. We are proud to anSpring 2014 elections. Thank you, and vote Swamp. Susan Webster Swamp Party spokeswoman Women underrepresented in UF School of Architecture I am in my last semester of the graduate program here at the UF School of Architecture. Looking back, I have had a great education in how to design a building, but with regard our country and culture, it is striking how under represented women are in the curriculum, guest speakers and faculty. In four years at the SoA, I have had three female professors. When assigned precedent studies to research, less than 3 percent were buildings designed by women. In classes where current practicing architects were called in to speak, in some cases weekly, less than 2 percent have been women. Also, in the UF SoA lecture series there is again an imbalance. I believe this experience to be disproportionate to the contribution that women have been making to the profession for close to 500 years. In 2011, the National Architectural Accrediting Board reported that 41 percent of architecture degrees were earned by women, and 20 percent of licensed architects in the US were women. We have a dedicated and talented faculty in the SoA, and my intention is not to impugn the efforts already being made by them and the university to address this issue. Instead I want to share my personal experience and express my concern for the cultural messages and externalities which are intrinsically associated with this imbalance. Adriane Orion master of architecture, class of 2014 Letters to the EditorT usual because this Sunday is Super Bowl Sunday! Who cares if the half-time performer is Bruno Mars? Who cares if its going to be freezing at the MetLife Stadium? Who actually cares if the Seahawks or the Broncos win? Not me, because I dont even like football. But I love Super Bowl Sunday, because I love food namely, pizza. Pizza hits one of its highest sale days on Super Bowl Sunday, according to Last year Dominos delivered enough pizzas to This year alone the company is expecting to deliver more than 11 million pizzas Sunday. Pizza has been around since about 600 B.C. a long time. Theres some debate about its documented pizzeria in the United States, opened in New York City in 1905, and its still open. Because people love pizza. But whats so great about pizza? you may ask. And if thats the case, I dont think we can be friends. But Ill tell you whats great about pizza: Its versatile, its practical and its delicious. Considering the number of people at any given Super Bowl party, and the different preferences each person has, it must be hard for any host to accommodate so many pallets. I have a theory that theres a kind pizza out there for even the pickiest of eaters. Think about the number of Super Bowl parties youve been to, the number of people who have been there with you and the different preferences each person has. Now think about hard it must be for any host to accommodate so many palates. With pizza, the possibilities are endless. Theres deep dish, thin crust, And those are just styles. Toppings offer an entirely different realm of possibilities. From meat lover to vegetarian, I bet you can think of at least ten different topping combinations. Even if you stick to plain ol cheese, I cant think of any other foods that have as many customization options as pizza, and thats just one perk. With get-togethers as big as the ones happening on Superbowl Sunday, theres one thing thats always on everyones mind pizza. Just kidding. Im talking about money, which brings me to pizza. Its so affordable. One large pizza can feed at least eight people if everyone eats just one slice. Who am I kidding? Its kind of unrealistic to assume rowdy football viewers will satisfy their hunger with just a slice each, think about stress eating, but thats no reason to assume getting pizza for the game will break the bank. Theres always a pizza sale somewhere. From pizza chains to frozen pizzas, sales are big for Super Bowl Sunday. DiGiorno is already offering buy-two-get-one-free coupons online for the big day. Even if youre not planning on watching the game, what Lets say you are watching the Super Bowl, though, because thats the basis of my entire column this week. Lets say youre really invested in the game, one of your roommates is from Seattle and the other one is from Denver. Youre scared of what would happen if you left the room, so you cant be bothered to get yourself anything to eat while its on, not even during commercials. Good thing Bruno Mars is performing, because none of you like that guy or his music, which means half time is the perfect time to get pizza, something you all agree on. In the words of a wise tweet by @DiGiornoPizza <3 -is this symbol a sideways heart or a sideways piece of pizza? same thing. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her columns appear on Fridays.Celebrate the real star of the Super Bowl: pizzaColumn Marjorie During Tuesdays State of the Union address, I was proud to hear our president talk about the issues that matter to Americans, especially those that impact us as students. From the skyrocketing cost of college to the importance of raising the minimum wage, the vision the president laid out last night is distinctly American: infused with the optimism and pragmatism that has always kept our nation moving forward. By making the issues so important to our generation a priority, president Barack Obama has committed to leading our nation to a bright future. We know that the cost of college is unacceptably high, and it isnt going to go down overnight. But this president has put college affordability front and center, from creating a College Scorecard to helping inform stustudent loan rates low. When Republicans in Congress were ready to abandon us by doubling interest rates, Obama stood up for us and saved money for students across the country. education, I am proud to have a president who stands up for me. More than 40 million Americans have student loan debt. Obama understands the importance of making college affordable for everyone. Notably, the president also discussed that Congress needs to step up to boost our economy and help the American people. By heeding the presidents call and raising the minimum wage, Congress would afwork full time and live below the poverty line. Raising the minimum wage is especially important to young people, because many rely on hourly jobs to help pay for their educations. Along these same lines, Congress should immediately renew emergency unemployment insurance. In unemployment insurance, these people may struggle to put food on the table for their families and lack resources like gas money to effectively search for jobs. Obstructionist Republicans are blocking these bills in Congress, and we should stand up to them now is not the time to play political games while hurting our economy. Throughout his presidency, Obama has fought to expand opportunity for all Americans especially responsibility to hold Congress and Washington accountable to ensure that our futures are as bright as they can be. Rachel McGovern is the National Council Chair for College Democrats of America.SOTU addresses students needsGuest column Rachel McGovernSpeaking Out


DOMINIC UTTERAlligator Contributing WriterWith the Chinese New Year starting today, UF students and local businesses are celebrating around town. Although some organizations have already recognized the holiday, which marks the start of the year of the horse, others are gearing up for the new year one of the more traditional Chinese holidays. Yima Guo, a manager at Small House Chinese Restaurant, said hes seen an increase in reservations. The restaurant, located at 1120 W. University Ave., will serve its usual menu items, but around this time because they are symbolic of a united family and prosperity for the coming year. Guo said he will not be observing the holiday with his friends like most will this new year. Instead, hell be working at the restaurant. We have to take care of the people who come to celebrate, he said. The holiday came early to the Reitz Union on Saturday, when the Chinese American Student Association held a celebration. This year, the annual celebration featured a show called The Scarlet Tale that included storytelling through skit, song and dance. The Meihua Student Association of Martial Arts followed with a mixed-martial arts demonstration, and the celebration ended with various music and dance performances, wrote Melody Hung, a 20-year-old UF marketing sophomore and multimedia coordinator for CASA, in an email. Later that weekend, the Chinese Student Association, a group of Chinese students studying abroad at UF, recognized the holiday with singing, Chinese foods and traditional dances. One such dance was the lion dance, where performers dressed up and mimicked the motions of a lion. Because of the new years show, I feel the atmosphere as in China, said member Yuan Linfang, a 24-year-old UF education graduate student. I think that its a very good way to get Chinese students together. Culinary Arts Student Union held a new years celebration Wednesday evening, giving participants the opportunity to prepare a variety of Asian dishes. Club president Steven Che said he showed attendees how to make meals like Vietnamese chicken salad and Cantonese fried milk before they were invited to prepare the dishes themselves. Everyone enjoyed the food, the 21-yearold UF food science and human nutrition sophomore said. Nothing was bad-tasting. Chinas state-run television station will show a four-hour New Years broadcast from China today, and students can watch online. Even with the local festivities, Qi Pengxu, a 24-year-old UF chemistry graduate student, said the New Years celebration in Gainesville doesnt compare to home. Qi said he talks more often to his family in China around the holiday to feel more connected. I am Skyping every day to see how my family is preparing at home, he said. It gives me relief from being homesick. 8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 Kan Li / Alligator StaffChildren aged 5 to 7 from the Hua-Gen Chinese School perform during the Spring Festival Gala at the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom on Sunday night. The event is hosted by the Chinese Student Association in celebration of the Chinese New Year. LOCALUF students celebrate Chinese New Year with food, dances Traditions of Chinese New Year information from CNN


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FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Young honoredFlorida center Patric Young was named to the Capital One Academic All-District Team on Thursday. Young has a 3.37 GPA and majors in telecommunications.Preview UF swimming and mens tennis as they compete this weekend. Read the stories online at FLORIDA STRUGGLED WITH FREE THROWS. JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynThe Gators were battered and bloodied Thursday night in Starkville, Miss., but coach Billy Donovan and company escaped with their 12th straight win despite sippi State 62-51. No. 3 Florida (18-2, 7-0 Southgates sluggish against Mississippi hind the three-point arc. Gators, who crushed the Bulldogs in the Humphrey Coliseum by 35 points last year, only held a slim 27struggled moving the ball, catchwoes, when the Gators penetrated all season. For tonight, the big key, I Michael Frazier II started the point attempts, including three wide-AP PhotoPatric Young (4) looks for an opening while Mississippi States Colin Borchert defends during UFs 62-51 win in Starkville, Miss., Thursday. UF grinds out ugly win against MSU ADAM PINCUSAlligator Staff Writer@adamDpincusThe sun stayed home on Thursday. A brisk sub-40 temperature combined with the occasional raindrop made McKethan Stadium. Despite the weather and a son, the No. 23 Gators had reaunderclassmen that went through growing pains in 2013 were another year older. hander Karsten Whitson being the biggest storyline 15 days third baseman Josh Tobias said. We literally have the same Casey Turgeon, who notched a .268 average in 2013, mans his usual second base while shortstop Richie Marers and Tobias round out the Martin, who hit .300 in his March 3, taking away Floridas over to shortstop. The lineup an undermanned Gators team to get in sync. Were going to lean on coach Kevin OSullivan said. Obviously Richie is only a sophomore, but he played in able to last year other than the and were going to lean on New faces, same place: Watching the Gators practice entines Day opener involved layering up to combat the cold and checking a numbered rosseason opener, is a living Abone willing to brave the cold. Health playing major starters entering 2014 GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisand own. For the second consecutive game, Florida had a strong 75-67 win on Thursday night in the OConnell Center. is why we continue to shoot the way that we have and and notching a career-high seven rebounds. Her numbers have improved dramatically since being I think Lilys been shooting the ball better since shes Strong shooting gives Gators edge over Crimson TideFlorida shot 45 percent from beyond the arcSEE W-HOOPS, PA GE 15 SEE BASEBALL, PA GE 15 SEE HOOPS, PA GE 15BASEBALL This is why we continue to shoot the way that we have and encouraged the shots that we have from our players that need to be taking those. Amanda ButlerUF coachQuotableIts so close, but its so far. Kelsey Stewart UF second baseman on the start of the season


JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126With the longest season of her career behind her, Hannah Rogers is ready to return to the pitching circle. After sweeping Southeastern Conference play last season and reaching the Womens College World Series despite being probefore the season began, the senior right-handed pitcher is looking ahead to her next endeavor. You dont really have anything on your shoulders, so you can just go out there and prove people wrong and just do your thing and go about your business instead of worrying about what people are saying about you, Rogers said about last season. I guess thats just like our motive this year too not worry too much about what people are saying and just kind of do our business and let our work show what we can do. In 2013, Rogers paced Florida with 33 wins and 243 strikeouts, ranked fourth and 35th in the nation, respectively. Rogers play last year earned her a spot on the Top 50 Watch List for the 2014 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year award, the Amateur Softball Association of America announced Wednesday. Despite the accolade, the thought of possibly being the top player in the nation does not cross her mind. Its a good feeling, but Im not really worrying about it too much, Rogers said. I try not to think about those kind of things. UF have already placed her into Floridas record books. The Lake Wales native is tied with Stephanie Brombacher with 97 career wins, second only to Stephanie Nelsons 133 victories from 2006-2009. Rogers also has (1.64) and the seventh-most strikeouts per seven-inning game (6.10) through the 764.2 innings she has pitched as a Gator. Junior right-handed pitcher who also made the watch list, has enjoyed sharing the mound with Rogers for the past two years. We just feed off each other really well and it is cool that this will be our third season together, so we know each other, Haeger said. It can only get better from here. 14, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffHannah Rogers pitches during Floridas 4-2 win against Mississippi State on April 6, 2013. Rogers led the Gators in wins and strikeouts in the 2013 season, in which UF went to the Womens College World Series. Rogers aiming to propel Florida back to postseasonGYMNASTICS ERICA A. HERNANDEZAlligator Writer @EricaAlyssaThe last time Florida (3-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) competed against Oklahoma at 197.575, and OU was a close runner-up at 197.375. In tonights home meet, the tables have turned. As of Monday, Oklahoma holds the No. 1 ranking in the nation with a team average of 197.317. Florida is ranked second with an average of 197.258. At 7 p.m., the top two teams in the nation will face off in the OConnell Center for Floridas second home meet of the season. But Bridget Sloan, the Week (along with Kytra Hunter), is not worried about the rankings. Yes theyre ranked No. 1 right now, and were No. 2, Sloan said. But it really comes down to who can hold that for the end of the season. Coach Rhonda Faehn noted that UFs Big 12 rival will bring its A-game to the ODome. Oklahoma is a tremendously talented team, Faehn said. They are, of course, going to come in and try and do their best as we are. Both teams have three wins under their belts, but one will leave the OConnell Center with a less than perfect record. Were just going to focus on loving being at home, Faehn said. We need to get that ODome packed just like it was last Friday because that gave so much energy to our athletes; they really just fed off of it. The crowd of more than 10,000 fans produced enough energy for Florida to break records left and right, including notching two Sloan and Hunter. That is not to say Floridas overall performance against Georgia was Our athletes are just going to focus on cleaning up landings and hitting, Faehn said. If were able to do that we should be able to come away with the win. Hosting the team that once stood between them and the national championship has brought back memories of that fateful day in April for some Gators. Nationals is in the back of our minds, Hunter said. I mean were not getting ahead of ourselves, but you know we also want to be back-to-back natty champs.Gators facing Sooners for first time since NCAA Super SixFaehn UF Sof tball


a scoring drought. I continued to work hard and run the offense, do what Im supposed to do; go to my spots and just let the game come to me. Svetes seven boards on Thursday tied a team high. Although Svete had an uncharacteristic night on the boards, Florida still lost the rebounding battle 40-34. I take a lot of pride in boxing out, and Im happy that I got seven rebounds, but I probably gave up more rebounds than I ever have in a game, Svete said. Its kind of bittersweet. Nine of Svetes 14 points came from beyond the arc, but the most impressive stat of the night for the senior was that she concareer after draining the free throw after a layup with 9:20 remaining. Lily regularly practices that move, Butler joked. The part that she practices in practice is yelling, And one! Carlie Needles also had a hot hand against Alabama. The redshirt sophomore threes in the process. I got to give the credit to my teammates, Needles said. I cant shoot those without getting the ball. I felt like we did really well at extra passes. Skip passes were really there for us. We worked on corner threes a lot, and thats where a lot of the shots came from. There were similarities both Auburn and Alabama shared that were conducive to Floridas strong offensive performances in both games. Both teams play a lot of zone, Butler said. Their zones are very different, though. Auburn mixes up their zones a lot, and Alabama was pretty much more of a straightforward, 2-3 team. It has allowed us to get in a little bit of a groove in our preparation of doing a lot of zone looks, getting up a lot of zone shots. It kind of generates expectations of where we think were going to be open. With the Crimson Tide now receding back to Tuscaloosa, Ala., Butler and her Gators hope to see more zone defense and keep the wave rolling into Oxford, Miss. We knew we were going to have to play with no gaps in our toughness to do what we needed to do tonight, Butler said. Its going to be a very similar battle, I believe, at Ole Miss. FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff Svete records 14 points, seven rebounds in win against Bama W-HOOPS, from page 13Third baseman bulking up for 2014 and pitch. Puk, who wears No. 10, lifted a fastball off lefthander Danny Young for a solo home run into the bullpen during Thursdays scrimmage. I dont think there is a true senior on our roster. [Leadership is] going to be from us juniors and redshirt juniors. Im looking forward to it, catcher Taylor Gushue said. Its going to be exciting. We dont have all the answers to the test, but we sure got a lot of them. Tobias hits the weights: A rash of injuries, from a broken hand at the end of his freshman year to a broken toe last season, hindered the switchhitting Tobias from contributing on a consistent basis. Tobias increased his power at the plate by revamping his swing and adding muscle to his frame. He was bench-pressing 140-pound dumbbells during a team workout on Wednesday. The grind hasnt gone unnoticed. Hes always been really strong, Gushue said, chuckling. I dont know. When we get in the weight room he just becomes a different animal. He just gets after it. Hes really strong. I know over break he put in a lot of good work. It has really shown now. BASE, from page 13 But with just more than 10 minutes remaining in the second half, the sophomore guard connected from three to put Florida ahead 4734, which was its biggest lead of the night. the game 3 of 9 for nine points. In a defensive struggle on Thursday, the Gators only had two players, Casey Prather and Patric Young, score more than Frazier and have double-digit scoring performances. Fresno State 66-49 on Dec. 21, Florida had only two players score 10 or more points in a game. Prather and Young each were but the seniors broke loose after the back-to-back victories in Starkville in more than 10 years. Prather shot 5 of 6 to end the high 16 points along with seven rebounds. Youve got to be strong with the basketball, Prather said. Were on the road so we might not get as many shots as we want to. So we had to be strong with the basketball going to the rim. Young, who was 2-of-4 shooting for four points and had two rehis rhythm after the break. The seon the squad with 12 points and eight boards. We had no post presence to close out the half, Donovan said. We didnt handle the end of the half very well. And then (Young) made a couple plays and he really we found him. He did some good things. A radio broadcast contributed to this report. HOOPS, from page 13 UF Baseball I take a lot of pride in boxing out, and Im happy that I got seven rebounds, but I probably gave up more rebounds than I ever have in a game. Its kind of bittersweet.UF forwardDonovan


LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrenceThe last time Florida visited the Randal Tyson Track Center in Fayetteville, Ark., was during the 2013 Southeastern Conference Indoor Championships. The mens team fell runner-up to the defending champions Arkansas. No. 2 Florida will look to avenge that defeat against topranked Arkansas today. Multiple athletes will make their debut for the spring season in the tightly contested meet, including UF long jump recordholder Marquis Dendy. Coach Mike Holloway said he is looking forward to his defending national champion opening up this weekend. Dendy took the crown in last springs Southeastern Conference Championships in the long jump with a mark of 8.25 meters, and jump at 16.25 meters. Dendy believes most athletes lack the ability to perform well in both the long and triple jump. Dendy said the main challenge is changing from long to triple jump. He said most people are only really good at one, but not both. But he believes he is well-balanced. The junior jumper is also aware of how to adapt his mental approach to both events. Long jump Im thinking agcome down there running angry, wild, barracuda-style, Dendy said. Triple jump, Ive got to think more like elegant. Ive got to come down there swiftly, smooth, slower so its hard when I have violence on the other side, and being kind on the other. Continue reading this story online at IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5No. 2 Florida and No. 19 Baylor will meet on Saturday in similar situations. Both teams are ranked, ence standings and both are coming off a streak of three consecutive shutout wins. The Gators (3-0) will try to keep their streak alive when they travel to Waco, Texas, to play the Bears (6-0) on Saturday. The Gators will face a long stretch of challenging opponents in the upcoming weeks, including a series of matches against ranked teams at the National Team Indoors on Feb. 7-10. Baylor marks the beginning of Floridas tough stretch and will present the stiffest competition UF has encountered all season. Baylor is very tough, coach Roland Thornqvist said. Theyre a scrappy team. Theyre going to give us problems; [they] play long games, get a lot of balls back, and its going to be a big crowd. Crowd noise is expected to play a large part in the outgame of the season. Last time we played there about two years ago they had about [600] or 700 people outdoors, so if theyre bringing 500 indoors its going to be really loud, Thornqvist said. The Gators will play indoors for their second consecutive game after frigid temperatures forced the match against UCF to be moved inside the Perry Indoor Tennis Facility. Florida hopes that playing its last match indoors will help them adjust quickly against Baylor. Its a little faster [indoors], senior Olivia Janowicz said. The balls not moving as much. Weve been practicing here quite a bit lately Were comfortable with it. Floridas seniors are accustomed to playing in hostile road environments, but UFs three freshmen will experia loud environment. There are some things we have to handle other than forehands and backhands this weekend, Thornqvist said. For [the freshmen], its game]. Im hoping if we can handle that, [then] I feel very right now. 16, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, JANUARY 31, 2014 Courtesy to the AlligatorMarquis Dendy competes at the Southeastern Conference Indoor Track Championships on Feb. 23, 2013, in Fayetteville, Ark. WOMENS TENNISJumper leading UF back to ArkansasWinning streak on line against Baylor