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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 Gators begin conference slateThe Florid womens tennis team opens its Southeastern Conference schedule against Texas A&M today at 5 p.m., pg 15. Girl Scout Cookies on sale Each box costs $4, pg 3. Study: Most students pay their way to vacayTwo-thirds of students dont rely on parents to fund trips, pg 5. Richie Martin committed two of Floridas four errors in UFs 2-1 loss to FGCU on Thursday. Read the story on page 13. 69 /44 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 12 SPORTS 13VOLUME 108 ISSUE 110 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffJ. Cole JamsJ. Cole performs in the Stephen C. OConnell Center during an event sponsored by Student Government Productions on Thursday night. Chance The Rapper was featured as the opening entertainer. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgA public discussion will be held in Peabody Hall today about an offensive poster thats drawing attention across campus. The poster, supposedly from Happy Fortune Buffet, offered up to $50 in exchange for unwanted dogs. The restaurant and phone number accompanying the offer are fake, but Asian-American students say the racism is real. The discussion will be held in Room P411 at 12:50 p.m. American Affairs, will lead the forum. Cena said he began tearing down the posters after stuat Little Hall, Turlington Plaza, Weimer Hall and Carleton Auditorium. Words are very powerful. We sometimes forget the weight of the words we say and the impact they will have on other people, he said. The weight of the words on the UF students to posted on campusCRIME JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgAfter an inmates girlfriend started stripping during a visitation video and he hit jail staff for trying to detain him, deputies handed out additional charges. Deputies charged 23-year-old Tyrone Bernard Johnson with battery on detention staff, according to an arrest report. At about 7:45 p.m., a detention deputy removed Johnson from a video visitation with his girlfriend because she started taking her clothes off on camera, which violates jail policy, according to the report. When a deputy tried to put Johnson in handcuffs, he spun around and slapped him, causing the deputys glasses to fall off. Johnson then pushed him in the chest, and the deputys badge fell off, according to the report. The deputy had to put Johnson in a bear hug to gain control of him. During questioning, Johnson said he did not intentionally strike the deputy, according to the report. He has a $50,000 bond for the battery charge. Johnson has been at the jail since August 2013. His charges include aggravated assault with a deadly weapon; a missile in a dwelling vehicle, building or aircraft; and possession of a weapon or ammo by a convicted felon, according to jail records.Inmates girlfriend strips on video, then he slaps a deputy THEFT RISES THIS TIME OF YEAR. VICTORIA MESSINAAlligator Contributing WriterAs Gators prepare to head out for Spring to UF students. becca Butscher said there is an increase in offcampus theft in Gainesville during this time of the year. The fact that college spring breaks are heavily advertised gives thieves the perfect opportunity to steal, she said. Its no secret where students primarily live, and unfortunately, the criminal element will take advantage of that, Butscher said. Criminals look for an easy target, so students should make sure they lock their windows and doors and close their blinds before leaving for Spring Break, she said. After locking up their belongings, driving safely while traveling to Spring-Break destinations is students next concern. Florida Highway Patrol public affairs ofdriving and speeding are all major concerns for FHP at this time of year because of the increased likelihood of crashes. We do try to get the message out to, especially during Spring Break, not to drink and drive, Frost said. Its important for student drivers to limit driving distractions, such as cellphones, music and other passengers, Frost said. During the next week, as students enjoy a vacation period that stereotypically involves sponsibly is a major issue. GatorWell Health Promotion Services specialist Joi Alexander said students should never accept a drink from an open container or leave their drink unattended. Treat your drink like your purse, she said. Alexander said she realizes that drinking is often the center or purpose of activities among college students. I try to stress to students that you dont SEE POSTER, PAGE 4 SEE SAFETY, PAGE 4Johnson


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, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 TODAYFORECASTTUESDAY MONDAY SUNDAY SATURDAY RAIN 65/47 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/56 SUNNY 77/55 PARTLY CLOUDY 75/48 SUNNY 69/44 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 110 Facebook page and clicking on the link in the latest status update. Like all three pages and enter your name and email. Crohns and colitis support group If you have Crohns disease or ulcerative colitis, come find support with others. The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the American Cancer Society Winn-Dixie Hope Lodge, located at 2121 SW 16th St. For more information, contact Dennis Frohlich at or 701-541-3608. Restoring Bambooville A group of students is working to present a formal proposal to the Lakes, Vegetation and Landscaping Committee as well as the Land Use and Facilities Planning Committee to bring back Bambooville. To help, find the Facebook page Restore Bambooville, or contact Elliot Larkin at Larkin@ or Nick Chrone at Also sign the petition on 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 Today at 7:30 p.m., the Pride Community Center of North Central Florida, 3131 NW 13th St., will show The Perfect Wedding. Gay Movie Night is a free service of the Pride Community Center. A $2 donation is requested to cover the cost of snacks. Florida Digital Newspaper Library introduction Discover Floridas rich publishing history at the Matheson Museum, 513 E. University Ave., Tuesday at 6 p.m. For generations, Hispanic, Jewish and AfricanAmerican communities thrived in the state of Florida, developing and publishing their own newspapers. These newspapers, which highlight Floridas multiethnic and immigrant history, are now digitized and freely available online. Learn about this new resource valuable to teachers, historians, genealogists and others. Summer dental program Time is running out to apply for the 2014 Summer Learning Program at the UF College of Dentistry. This years program is scheduled for July 7 to 25. All applications must be received by March 7. This program allows pre-dental students to learn more about the dental profession and help them become stronger dental school applicants. Students will spend three weeks at UF participating in dental workshops, doing rotations through UFs various specialty dental clinics and doing simulation lab projects. Global health case competition The first Global Health Case Competition at UF is set to take place April 19. If you represent a UF department, college or community organization, consider becoming an official sponsor of the interim UF Global Health Case Competition. The event is open to UF students of all majors, graduate and undergraduate, to compete. Sponsorship forms can be downloaded from the events website at and are due March 10. LGBT leadership panel LGBT Affairs will be hosting a leadership panel comprised of present and past LGBT identified leaders on campus and around the Gainesville community to discuss their experiences as leaders on campus and how their sexual or gender identities impacted their experience as student leaders. Please join us at the Ustler Hall Atrium, March 12 at 7 p.m. Multicultural and Diversity Affairs MCDA is hiring. Applications for student ambassadors are now available online at and are due March 12 by noon. We are looking for both volunteer and Federal Work-Study positions for the Summer and Fall semesters. If youre looking to join an organization tasked with change, this is your chance. Yulee Railroad Days vendor applications open Entertainers and vendors of handmade arts and crafts: Welcome to the annual Yulee Railroad Days. The event will be held March 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. For information about applying to the festival, visit The event is sponsored by the Archer Historical Society. GatorWell focus group GatorWell Health Promotion Services is looking for UF students to participate in a one-hour confidential focus group about interpersonal violence issues on campus. These focus groups will occur from March 10 to March 20 at the GatorWell location on Radio Road. Participants will receive a $20 UF Bookstore gift card and free pizza. To participate, email GatorWellProjects@mail. Use subject line My Campus. Participants must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled UF students. Register for Three Minute Thesis Competition The UF Graduate School is partnering with I-Cubed to host its first Three Minute Thesis Competition in April. The competition challenges doctoral students to present their dissertations to a nontechnical audience in three minutes or less. Preliminary heats will be held in March to determine finalists for the grand finale event on April 3. Along with helping graduate students hone their communication and presentation skills, winners will be awarded cash prizes. For more information and to register, please visit This competition is open to international students. Ubisoft Facebook drawing Ubisoft is one of the worlds largest video game producers and is represented at UF. Enter February Frenzy for a chance to win cash prizes and free swag. Enter by going onto the Ubisoft at University of Florida Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 EACH BOX COSTS $4. LAUREN TRONCOSOAlligator Contributing WriterWhen Rachel Benjamin received an email last year that there was a package for her at the Broward Hall front desk, she expected a small delivery. Instead, she found 15 boxes of her favorite Girl Scout Cookies tightly secured in bubble wrap. I could deal with this, the 20year-old UF biochemistry sophomore said. With the 97th Girl Scout cookie season well underway, UF students will do anything to get a hold of their favorite cookies. Fortunately for Gainesville residents like Benjamin, cookie booth sales begin in town today. Mary Anne Jacobs, CEO of the local Girl Scouts council, said booth sales typically last about three weeks, depending on each troops schedule. sales with the revamped Girl Scout Cookie Finder app, which allows users to locate the closest booth by entering their zip code. In Gainesville, booth locations include the West Gate Publix, 125 SW 34th St., and the Haile Plantation Publix, 2755 SW 91st St. Julie Hill, a UF graduate student and leader of Troop 1688, said with sales coinciding with the start of UFs Spring Break, students usually buy the $4 boxes of cookies on their way out of town. Benjamin said she has about a box and a half of Lemonades left from the four her parents brought last week when they came up from South Florida for her birthday. Although she said shes hoping there will be more waiting when she goes home for break, she might grab a box on the way. I love them, she said. No one will turn down a Girl Scout cookie.Girl Scout Cookies on sale CAMPUS KATHERINE BROWNAlligator Contributing WriterThe Free Application for Federal Student Aid now recognizes same-sex marriages from states that allow them, and Gainesville residents are reacting to the change. The FAFSA website says the move to recognize legal samesex marriages is based on the Supreme Courts decision last year that found a section of the Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional. This policy change affects students and their parents who may see a smaller amount of federal aid awarded to them next year now that both parental incomes must be reported rather than just one. LB Hannahs, the director of UFs LGBT Affairs, said the changes are both a sign of progress and somewhat unfair to students who will lose aid. Theres still an imbalance in terms of what rights are afforded to LGBT people because of the difference between the federal and state laws, Hannahs said. So is it a sign of progress? Yes, but its complicated. Hannahs said the recognition of same-sex marriage on a federal level will continue to be complicated until all states have legal same-sex marriage, which Florida does not. But the change is still a step toward equality. It puts you at an equal opposite-sex parents, Hannahs said. Besides equality and fairness under the federal law, Hannahs believes the new change has to do with money as well. Lieb Wexler, a 20-year-old UF biological engineering junior, has lived with his mothers since they met 10 years ago. Although Wexlers moms are not legally married, he said they plan to marry one day, and they wear wedding bands to symbolize their commitment. The change will not affect Wexler directly, but he said he could relate to students whom it will affect. The treatment of same-sex couples under the new rule would seem just if it wasnt for the fact that same-sex marriages are not treated fairly under all respects of the law, he said. nancial Affairs said in a statement it does not yet know the repercussions the change in policy will have on awards.FAFSA recognizes more couples The treatment of same-sex couples under the new rule would seem just if it wasnt for the fact that samesex marriages are not treated fairly under all respects of the law.Lieb WexlerUF biological engineering junior


have to drink to have a good time for Spring Break, she said. Maj. Brad Barber of University Police said he thinks that underage alcohol consumption is the biggest issue for college students during Spring Break. Students know underage drinking is against the law, Barber said. This is about recognizing what may happen as a result of that. Barber said its also important for vacationers to be aware of crime in the area that theyre visiting. Besides the issue of alcohol use, Barber said securing ones valuables is necessary. Alexander advised that while vacationing, students should follow basic safety tips that are often forgotten such as carrying an ID at all times. Students should also notify friends and family of their whereabouts. agreed that underage drinking is a major concern. Know your limits, he said. Try not to do anything that you wouldnt do in front of your parents. However, students like Justin Lewis, a 19-year-old UF sports management freshBreak may be overblown. Its just like an ordinary night out in its crazy, but its really not. 4, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffMelanie Cabezas, a 21-year-old chemical engineering senior, talks on the phone Thursday evening after getting hit by a Route 38 RTS bus near the Hub. CAMPUS KATHRYN VARNAlligator Staff Writerkvarn@alligator.orgA UF student is recovering from minor injuries after a Regional Transit System bus hit her Thursday evening near the Hub. chemical engineering senior, was walking on a crosswalk texting when the Route 38 bus struck her. The accident injured ner. University Police issued the bus driver a citation for the accident, but as of press time, the department couldnt say what the sum. Buses hit pedestrians about one or two times per year, which is a good thing considering that were moving 10 million people every year, Skinner said. Its rare that anybody is struck by our buses, he said. but she did give advice to pedestrians. All I got to say is you better live life to the fullest, cause you never know when youre gonna get hit by a bus, she said. Bus hits woman texting in crosswalk STUDENTS USED #JOU3109 IN A CLASS. ALEX HARRISAlligator Staff Writeraharris@alligator.orgA journalism class Thursday afternoon achieved brief Internet stardom. During a guest panel of former students on Thursday afternoon, #JOU3109 was a trending topic nationwide. For just those few moments in time, we were ahead said Julie Dodd, the multimedia writing professor. Dodd required her class of roughly 90 students to tweet at least twice during the panel discussion on how to do well in upper-level journalism classes. Her goal, she said, was to teach them how to livetweet and record the highlights of the conversation. A student noticed the hashtag was trending and quickly snapped a screenshot, a move that Dodd called an expert thing to be thinking about. Dodd requires her class to learn how to live-tweet as part of her beginning journalism classs curriculum because she believes social media has become an integral part of journalism. She said that when tweeting became part of the curriculum two years ago, very few students had a Twitter account. But now, almost everybody has one, she said. year-old UF journalism freshman, was live-tweeting alongside her classmates during the panel conversation. She called the occasion super rad and said it drove home Dodds lessons about using Twitter. It really underlines how powerful social media can be, she said. Weve joined the Twitter ranks of #royalbaby and #weloveyoujustinbieber.Journalism class assignment trends nationally on Twitter SPRAY TANNING IS SAFEST. BRADLEY NORMANAlligator Contributing WriterStriving for that perfect sunkissed glow this Spring Break could be harmful. The number of skin cancer cases due to indoor tanning is higher than the number of lung cancer cases due to smoking, according to a study published by JAMA Dermatology. ward the ultraviolet radiation emitted by these tanning beds, skin cancer rates may be growing. UF assistant professor of dermatology Michael Wangia said he has noticed an increase in skin cancer Its not unusual seeing a 19or 20-year-old with skin cancer come in to our clinic, Wangia said. Indoor tanning leads to informal aging and an increased risk of skin malignancies, Wangia said. The safest alternative to indoor tanning is spray tanning. I think by and large, the most important thing is really to have a level of sun protection, Wangia said. But as Spring Break approaches, more college students turn to indoor tanning. Dustin Perkins, manager of Hot Spot Tanning Spa, said the salon receives about double the business around this time of the year. (People) are just trying to look good before they go out of town on their vacation, Perkins, 25, said. Theyre all going places and dont want to burn when they do go to the beach. In the U.S., 419,254 cases of skin cancer can be attributed to indoor tanning, according to the study. Out of this number, 6,199 are case of melanoma, the most deadly kind of skin cancer. Evelyn de la Vega, a 20-year-old UF public relations senior, said the multitude of regulations placed on indoor tanning show how unsafe the practice is. I dont think that its worth it, de la Vega said. Id rather be pale and weird looking than have to deal with skin cancer.Indoor tanning linked to higher cancer rates than smoking S AFETY, from page 1Other advice: Carry ID, check inAnonymous emails apologized regardless of if it was intentional or not. page stating he received anonymous emails apologizing for the poster at about 9:30 p.m. Thursday. He said he hopes to speak with the students responsible so he can change their viewpoints about Asian Americans and help prevent other similar incidents. Andrew Sun, a 21-year-old UF poposters while he walked out of class on Wednesday. The mock advertisements were taped to Turlington Plazas cement tables. Its just a shocking thing to see, Sun said. Its really confusing to me, and Im really disappointed at whoever did it and thought it was OK. Sun, who is also an ambassador for UFs APIA, said the ad was posted to Instagram by students who thought it was funny. I dont understand why anyone would waste their time thinking its funny, he said. Anna Shao, a 19-year-old UF biochemistry sophomore, said she couldnt believe something so offensive could be posted at a university known for its diversity and acceptance of minorities. Shao said the jab hit especially hard taurant in Jacksonville. Ive had my fair share of prank phone calls where they ask stupid questions like that, she said. Its disrespectful. POS TER, from page 1 I think by and large, the most important thing is really to have a level of sun protection.Michael WangiaUF assistant professor All I got to say is you better live life to the fullest, cause you never know when youre gonna get hit by a bus.Melanie CabezasUF chemical engineering senior


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5 Expires 3/14/14 Haley Stracher / AlligatorHear the BellsSitting beneath bells that date back to the s, Kelsey Grabach, a 20-year-old UF business and Spanish junior, prepares to play a song in front of friend Hannah Stone, an 18-year-old UF biology freshman. LYNNA LAWRNCEAlligator Contributing WriterCollege students are getting sponsible to prepare for their Heather Gibson, a professor Study: Most students pay their way to vacay CONTESTANTS SUBMITTED VIDEOS. EMILY COCHRANEAlligator Staff Singing Gators compete to perform national anthem at meet The big difference is style. I just love the barbershop harmonies we do.Mike Rothsang tenor in the Phlegmtones video


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.For all of you still lingering on campus and not burning rubber on the highway bound for Panama City Beach, here it is: your Spring-Break-forever-yall edition of Darts & Laurels Gainesville residents have been steaming over the citys newly instated biomass plant, which could be a factor in residents steadily climbing utility bills. Gainesville ReOctober and then in December. The higher rates are associated with GRUs increased projected annual contract cost with the biomass plant. The cost was originally projected to be $102.4 million, but GRU gave a presentation at the City Commissions Oct. 17 meeting stating the adjusted cost would be $104 million. But in our Tuesday story about the jump in students January utility bills, representatives said the reason for the hike was the cold weather. They said the high frequency of freezing temps caused students to use their heat more. While this is most likely true, they didnt attribute any of the changes to the biomass plant and its impact on residents utilities cost and thats shady as hell. This week, were throwing a DART at GRU for dodging the truth: This biomass plant is costly, and residents are ticked off. This week, the Reitz Union and Fresh Food Company made major strides in realizing the universitys goal of zero-waste by 2015. The Reitz and Fresh Food Company signed a contract that involves a plan to start composting some of the 2,000 pounds of food waste produced each day by the dining halls. So this week, were handing off a LAUREL to the Reitz and Fresh Food Company for their commitment to reducing campus waste. During the past few days, students have been tweeting poorly written mock ad for a restaurant called Happy Fortune Buffet. Ugh. Really? How many times do we have to remind racist morons that its 2014 and this kind of unfunny bulls**t Stupid jokes such as this one are not only bottomof-the-barrel-scraping attempts at humor, but theyre offensive and target an already marginalized group of people. UF morons DART this week. On a brighter note, UF was recently ranked within the top 20 universities with the most alumni currently in Congress UF has 12 alumni congressional representatives, and FSU has four. This next LAUREL goes out to all the political Gators doin work and makin bills congressional bills, that is. So when youre in Cancun drinking Coronas on the beach with all the other college students, you have something to brag about in between keg stands. Happy Spring Break, Gators. And dont forget: If youre going to drink, STAY AWAY FROM BALCONIES. Seriously.Religious freedom bill ignites controversyThe land home to the Grand Canyon brought a slew of controversy this week when reactionary legislators passed a religious freedom bill. The bill is an amendment that rides on the shoulders of an act that began after psychedelic cacti more than a decade ago. It enshrines Arizona citizens rights to religious freedom by declaring that anything done or not done because of a sincerely held rewith government interests. of an Arizona where this bill helps ensure that everybodys rights are safe and nothing bad will happen to anyone ever. The problem is that this isnt true. SB1062 was created in response to cases in other states where people have been sued for refusing service to same-sex weddings and commitment ceremonies. Arizona decided to make sure that never happened. It was written and passed by a few legislators with the intent of allowing owners of businesses like bakeries, restaurants, hotels and photography studios to discriminate against gay potential customers in the name of religion. Its passage has, understandably, generated a ton of outrage. Although it seems some supporters of the bill do so out of genuine desire for religious freedom, the words and actions of too many others make clear how this bill will be used. State Sen. Al Melvin, in a tiff with Anderson Cooper, all by dodging Coopers questions. He harkened to pillars of bill. Luckily for those who support equal rights, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the bill on Wednesday. She did that for a number of reasons. Outrage had Arizona citizens and businesses protesting a pizza parlor put up a sign that said We reserve the right to refuse service to Arizona Legislators, that was soon copied across the state. Many Arizonans were upset about the negative publicity this brought their state, and they felt like they were repeating the experience of the controversial and very strict immigration bill passed there in 2010. There were economic pressures too Arizona is slated to host the Super Bowl in 2015. The NFL strongly pushed for Brewer to overturn the bill and considered moving the game somewhere else if that didnt happen. Apple Inc., which is going to open a factory in the state, also called for the veto. Several Arizona politicians, including Sen. John McCain, opposed SB1062. Even legislators who originally voted for the bill changed their minds and asked the governor for a veto. It was a victory for LGBT rights in this country but a narrow one. ents than the federal government, but historically use that Its a shame because the states are arguably more effective at passing legislation and can act as a check against the more ridiculous federal policies see any article ever written about federal reactions to marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington. Sadly, the states most often use this power to do things like keep people they dont like from voting. But luckily, that same structure makes state governments easily accessible, compared to Washington. Its a smaller land area, smaller constituency, and lets not be naive money buys power. State elections are cheaper than national ones. Extreme factions of both parties have, are and, in all likelihood, will take advantage of and hijack state legislatures. But then again, so can sane, responsible representatives. Alec Carver is a UF journalism freshman. His column appears on Fridays. 65 TOTAL VOTES66% YES 34% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgThursdays question: Do you like BuzzFeed? Todays question: Do you use tanning beds? FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Alec


FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7 She was 19, smart, silly and beautiful. In the autopsy, her blood alcohol level was .408. Her name was Molly Ammon, and she was my roommate. She and her friends were drinking in Madeira Beach on the last Saturday of Spring Break. She was inebriated, so her friends did what college students do: They put her to bed to sleep it off. Except this time the morning of March 13, 2011 she never woke up. Mollys friends didnt call for help when she was stumbling and slurring. They didnt think anything worse than a rough hangover would result. I cant blame them. College students think theyre invincible. I know I used to think so. Im not here to tell you not to drink. Im not going to preach about the dangers of underage drinking. Im telling you not to be stupid. Heres something not every UF student knows: UF announced a Medical Amnesty Policy in April 2011. The policy protects students from disciplinary action if they seek help for themselves or a friend who is having a medical emergency involving alcohol or drugs. Think about it. If you call 911, whats the worst thing that could happen? Your friend will have his stomach pumped? Hell have a hefty emergency-room bill, so hell be mad at you for a few days? Who the hell cares? Let him be mad at you. Blame it on me. Molly had a crazy laugh unlike anything Id ever heard. It was honest and contagious. The last time I heard it was March 4, 2011, the Friday before Spring Break. I walked into our of Jennings Hall, and I climbed the ladder to her bunk where she was still sleeping. I bounced on the bed, woke her up and told her about my night. We gossiped and laughed like freshmen girls do; I said goodbye, and I left for Spring Break. I am so glad I woke her up that morning. We used to go to the pool next to Broward Hall. We used to go to Midtown. We used to go to Boston Market by the Oaks Mall. One time, we went to a John Mayer concert in Tampa, where she was from. Thats when I fell in love with her family. No mother should have to bury her child. Mollys mom, Angie, travels and tells her story to young people. Shes the strongest woman I know. Mollys older sister, Katie, has to live every day without her only sister. Her father, Bob, wakes up knowing his baby girl lost her life way too early. It didnt have to happen. Youd think it would go without saying, but I cant count the number of times Ive seen the typical 2 a.m. Gainesville scene: wasted college students stumbling around Midtown, incoherent, while their friends laugh it off and drag their drunk friends home. Dont laugh. Its not funny. Laughing is the dumbest thing anyone could possibly do when a friend cant stand up or speak. My idea of Spring Break will never be the same. Make sure you remember yours for all the right reasons. Call for help. Eleni Kouvatsos is a UF public relations senior and an Alligator copy desk chief.If a friend is incoherent, call for help: You wont get in troubleColumnEleni Last Tuesday, a column ran in the Alligator titled Viral video is one-sided by UF student Eric Brown, in which he discussed Nicols Maduro, Hugo Chvez and Venezuela. After reading it, I realized some things he said were partially true and some partially false. Brown claimed that Chvez in 2012 and Maduro in 2013 were democratically elected by the people. While Chvezs election was decided by the majority of the Venezuelan citizens, Maduro was not elected democratically. When the Consejo Nacional Electoral announced the results of the election between Maduro and Capriles, the result margins were extremely close. Capriles demanded a recount of the vote. The CNE recounted the votes in an unconstitutional way, but Maduro remained Venezuelas illegitimate president. Brown also stated that Chvez and Maduros government has accomplished nearelimination of extreme poverty since 2002 and increased access to doctors and education. The The Misin Ribas taught illiterate people in the slums all over the country to read and write, and the Misin Barrio Adentro gave free health care to the poor. Both were huge social successes for the government. However, since Maduros illegitimate election less than a year ago, the Venezuelan econoand insecurity dont differentiate between a socialist and a capitalist, a chavista or a caprilista or if you voted for Maduro or Capriles. Finally, to claim that the press isnt free or that Maduro wins elections through propaganda dont add up is false. Maduro had access to the governments resources such as radio, TV, newspapers and public funds to run his campaign. Also, state employees were pressured to vote for Chvez for fear of losing their jobs if they didnt. Since Maduro became president, the state hasnt released the money for private newspapers to buy paper. In Venezuela, private companies buy dollars from the government to buy paper. Of nine national basic TV networks, the government directly or indirectly controls seven. The other two networks are a sports network and a religious network. Venezuelas biggest national radio network is also owned by the government. The Venezuelan oppositions biggest problem was failure to take its opponent seriously. Chvez managed to represent the poor people after they had been ignored for about 50 years, and their support helped him get elected and reelected. Claiming that all of Chvezs decisions had negative impacts tells only half the story. Since Chavez died, Maduro hasnt been able to keep the country economically stable. He has censored the media and failed to provide food and medicine in addition to ordering violence against protesters for the past two weeks. Whether he did one more than the other is for you to decide. Miguel Machado is a UF telecommunication junior. He is from Venezuela.Column doesnt give whole truthGuest columnMiguel MachadoSpeaking Out Marion MartorellSpeaking Out Eric Browns guest column demonstrated hypocrisy in two ways: Its title and its content emphasized why the viral video explaining todays situation in Venezuela is onesided. He then went on to emphasize the few improvements the Venezuelan government has accomplished while completely disregarding the countrys in basic day-to-day needs, tyrant rule over peaceful protests and censorship of the media. Venezuelas murder rate in 1999, before Hugo Chavezs presidency, was 25 per 100,000 people. By 2011, it rose to 45.1 per 100,000, ranking it the fourth most-dangerous country in the world. Furthermore, supermarkets countrysugar, milk, toothpaste, napkins and even toilet paper. But Brown refused to acknowledge this while emphasizing the governments achievements in eradicating poverty. Brown then attempted to defend peoples arguments as to the media censoring by stating that most newspapers are anti-Chavez. In a democracy, regardless of a news stations bias and I think we can all agree they are obvious throughout American news outlets they are allowed freedom of the press, they are still able to communicate news as well as opinions, like you so proudly did in this newspaper. The media in Venezuela is being completely censored and TV channels are being shut down daily. The fact that they have a known bias is not a reason for the government to censor them. It is beyond my understanding why the Alligator would publish something of this sort. It is your duty as a newspaper to inform, and the publishing of this article does everything but that. With a quick Google search, you can see the enormous global efforts that Venezuelans have made to the country currently faces. Venezuelans are risking their lives in search of peace and a democracy. Because not everyone has the opportunity to be there, those not in Venezuela are doing their best to attract worldwide attention to this matter. The Alligator chose to publish an opinion stating the one-sidedness of a video when the purpose was nothing beyond a plea for global awareness. Venezuelans are asking for the basic rights and freedom they lack, which can be taken for granted when they are constantly present. Venezuela is at a halt right now, but this writer believes these protests are useless and uncalled for. The Alligator has completely disregarded the global effort of Venezuelans, and by allowing this opinion to be published, it is omitting very crucial information and allowing those who are unaware form opinions based on incomplete information. Marion Martorell is a UF mathematics sophomore.Venezuela column wrongGuest column


8, ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Hosted by Chain Reaction, benefiting the March of Dimes.At Tioga Town Center SquareVendors: March 2nd 5:30pm 8:00pm Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffMagical NightLindsay Hanes, a 19-year-old UF biochemistry junior, poses during the Reitz Union Board Entertainments Night of Magic: Disney Edition princess costume contest in the Reitz Union Grand Ballroom. CAMPUS RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterOrange and blue were the new black Thursday night when Piper Kerman, the author of the book spoke in Gainesville. Kerman talked about the lack of justice in the criminal justice system for frank, a three-day gathering that aims to solve some of the biggest problems facing society. UF students and top social change communicators from around the country spent the last two days at the Hippodrome State Theatre working toward that goal. We wanted to bring those social change communicators together to help them share the best of what they know and strengthen Christiano, who helped organize the event. Kermans book follows that prisoners and make those issues more accessible to readers. The best public interest communications efforts are fundaHuman beings are hardwired to UFs College of Journalism and Communication is hosting frank at the Hippodrome to honor the life and legacy of its namesake, UF alumnus Frank Karel. Karel spent his life pioneering nications, inspiring a loyal group of followers through his groundbreaking use of communication to drive positive social change. Christiano worked with Karel before he died in 2009. What Frank Karel was as a she said. In 2007, a fund endowed a professorship to ensure that someone could continue Franks work. Christiano was chosen as the inaugural Frank Karel Chair in Public Interest Communications, She said frank is one of the ways she is using her position to story.Communicators gather for frank talk ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterFollowing a growing trend of using crowdsourcing websites for funding, a local bar has asked Gainesville to help raise money to keep its doors open. The Midnight, located at 223 S. Main St., started a campaign about a month ago. According to the website, the bar surpassed its goal of $1,800 with the help of 41 supporters. I literally have cried at certain points out of happiness and out of feeling so Beverley Webb, owner of The Midnight. Webb opened the bar in June 2010. At the time, she didnt understand business and renewals, she said. I guess I didnt realize just how much there was to know about that stuff and how incredibly important that stuff Other Gainesville businesses have found themselves in binds like Webbs. Blake Briand, co-owner of The JAM, said donating to The The story stood out to him because he found himself in a similar situation, so his bar and concert venue launched an Indiegogo campaign in August. We raised a similar amount of money, and it was he said. It helped us out a Crowdfunding websites ship professor Michael Morris. Use of the websites could help businesses that are in trouble and need to overcome businesses should not solely rely on these websites because the funding doesnt provide a sustainable source of income. Most of the crowdfunding is about launching something or helping that thing grow, not dealing with something that is in a crisis mode that is Morris said. Crowdfunding is different from traditional funding because donors dont receive a percentage of ownership of the company theyre donating fectiveness, Morris said business owners should be honest about the reasons theyre asking for money. For bars with a strong, local presence like The Midnight, using funding websites can be a workable method, he said. (If) you have some place thats beloved and that has a sizable following, then yes, said.The Midnight latest local business to meet funding goal I literally have cried at certain points out of happiness and out of feeling so appreciated and loved.Beverley Webbowner of The Midnight


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FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG New alligatorSports podcastCheck out the latest alligatorSports podcast on iTunes by searching alligatorSports podcast or by going to clinch SEC basketball titleWith Arkansas 71-67 win against Kentucky on Thursday, Florida clinched the Southeastern Conference regular-season title. With the title, the Gators will be the No. 1 seed in the SEC Tournament.Kelsey Stewart and the UF softball team begin today. Read the story on page 16. BONDS SCORED 11 POINTS IN FIRST HALF. GORDON STREISANDAlligator Writer@GordonStreisandWith a mighty No. 17 Texas A&M squad looming on the horizon, Florida needed a win at Vanderbilt to have a better chance of earning a ticket to the NCAA tournament. In a tight 73-68 victory in Nashville, Tenn., the Gators wish was granted. If you would have told me that we wouldve gotten a lead and kept it the whole game, coach Amanda Butler said, and played with the level of composure in the face of the runs and some of the things that didnt go your way Kayla (Lewis)s fouls, that sort of thing Id say, Wow, that sounds great! But that sounds a little improbable. exploded offensively. About 10 minutes in, Florida jumped out to a 23-6 lead. Led by senior Jaterra Bonds 11 points and six assists, Florida shot 56.3 per12-point lead into halftime. I felt like our post players half, Butler said. Jaterra drew a lot of attention. In somewhat of a rare sight, the Gators were not only leading in the paint, but dominating it, outscoring Vanderbilt 26-8 in that domain. Its always an emphasis for us, Butler said. Rarely do we match up evenly, sizewise, with people inside. We try to generate those touches by drives and some good interior passing. I thought we were able to have great lowADAM LICHTENSTEINAlligator Staff Writer@alichtenstein24Pitching and defense are the keys to any good ballclub. Unfortunately for the Gators, they only had one of those important attributes on Thursday. No. 25 Florida (5-4) committed four errors two of which led to unearned runs in its 2-1 tournament-opening loss to Florida Gulf Coast (6-3) at McKethan Stadium. It was uncharacteristic and really frustrating, catcher Braden Mattson said. The errors and a little laziness after the errors you boot a ball, thats alright, but you cant let it snowball. ous enough. FGCU shortstop Alex Diaz hit a ground ball to UF freshman Peter Alonso at third base. Alonso held up his end of the barBut freshman A.J. Puk dropped the throw, allowing Diaz to reach safely. Two pitches later, shortstop Jake Noll, who came into the game with a .387 batting average, laced score Diaz. Despite the error, Gators starting pitcher Logan Shore retained his composure. The freshman right-hander locked down the Eagles for most of the night. Making his second career start, the Coon Rapids, Minn., native had the best outing of any Florida pitcher this season. Shore tossed six innings without giving up an earned run while striking out seven batters a season-high for UF hurlers. He had two bad pitches, I thought, Mattson said. Some Ryan Jones / Alligator Staff Errors cost Florida a victory despite solid pitching performanceMENS BASKETBALL LANDON WATNICKAlligator Staff Writer@LandonWatnickDuring the latter half of Southeastern Conference play, ankle soreness and tendinitis in both knees have made Casey Prather a little more hesitant to slash. But on Tuesday night, the senior forward attacked the rim often. Unfortunately for Prather, Vanderbilt had his number. While he recorded a gamehigh four steals and six rebounds during the No. 1 Gators 57-54 win against the Commodores in Memorial Gym in Nashville, Tenn., Prather went 1 of 5 from easily his worst offensive performance this year. He also committed three turnovers in 30 minutes of action. Im just more concerned about him in terms of him letting the game come to him, coach Billy Donovan said. Hes trying to create things that are not there. Donovan believes Prather did not do a good job of utilizing his teammates and spreading the score in the paint were not present. Hes driving in there and really with nowhere to go, Donovan he had opportunities to dump the ball off to Patric (Young) and Will Yeguete and some other players along the baseline, and theyre not letting him get to the rim. This is one of those games where, you know, youve got to do other things. Almost become a passer a little bit. Drive it, create help, get guys some shots. I dont know what he did [Tuesday night]. He had three assists, but the way Vandy was playing him, he could have had a lot more if he would have distributed a little better. The ailing senior forward, who began the season relatively healthy and on a double-digit scoring streak of 14 games before missing two games with a bone bruise in his right knee, has scored just nine points on 4-of-15 shooting in his past two games. Gators missing Hill: Florida (26-2, 15-0 SEC) announced that point guard Kasey Hill has been cleared to play against LSU (1710, 8-7 SEC) on Saturday at 4 p.m. Without Hill (groin), the Gators have not been the same team. As Hill has missed UFs past three games wins that have all come by a close margin Scottie Wilbekin has not had many chances to take a breather. The senior point guard has rested only nine minutes in Hills absence, and Florida recorded only two assists against four turnovers during that span without a The increased responsibility has put a burden on Wilbekin, who has made just 36.1 percent of three contests. UFs offense hasnt nearly been open looks for his teammates, and the team has shot just 41.7 percent in its past three contests compared to a 46.1 percent clip in SEC play prior to the his injury. We need Kasey Hill to get back healthy, Donovan said. Ive got [Wilbekin] out there too Prather inconsistent in recent winsSEE BASE, P A GE 14 SEE W-HOOPS, P A GE 15 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 14UF tops Vandy with Prather He had two bad pitches, I thought. Some unfortunate to the runs, but he pitched really well, so you cant really put the score on him.UF catcher


much. Hes such a warrior. Hell say to me, I dont want to come affect your offense a little bit. Walker emerging: minutes on the court. really well, so you cant really and I just did my best to try to ond base. Noll. any time they had runners on. Nine hits, but none of runs, Mattson said. on the board in the bottom of second and third with no outs for junior Taylor Gushue real chance for a win. said. ALLIGATOR LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrence ed to a smooth start with Lorraine Graham tathlon. To add to her recordfor the Gators in its indoor season. First event puts UF in third UF T rac k Ryan Jones / Alligator StaffDeVon Walker drives down the court during Floridas 71-66 win against Auburn on Feb. 19 in the OConnell Center. Walker has hit 8 of his last 14 three-point shots. Walker becoming point-scoring threat HOOPS, from page 13 BASE, from page 13Florida struggles with runners on base


IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5The Gators were disappointed after going scoreless against the Cardinal on Sunday, but their journey doesnt get any easier with another top-10 squad on the schedule tonight. No. 5 Florida (8-2) will play to No. 9 Texas A&M (6-2) at 5 p.m. as part of USTAs nationally televised College MatchDay series. ing in a three-team tie for the Southeastern Conference title. Texas A&M and Florida both lost AllAmerican players at the No. 1 position after the Aggies Cristina Sanchez-Quintanar and nior seasons. Both teams have also added three freshmen to their roster. After splitting last years season series 1-1 be in the works between the two conference foes. They lost a player at one that was world class. We did too, so we feel the same sort of pain, coach Roland Thornqvist said. team and thats hard to do Im sure theyre rocking into Gainesville hoping and thinking that theyre going to beat us. SEC match play of the season a year after both Texas A&M is really good, Thornqvist said. They have players at certain spots that can give us trouble. We need to make sure that were hungry, and OK upstairs to compete. being blanked by then-No. 3 Stanford on Sunday. Against the Cardinal, freshman Belinda Woolcock was the only Gator to win one set in a singles match. The defeat rose questions regarding leadership on a mostly inexperienced team that is still developing chemistry. Florida hopes its second straight match against a top-10 opponent will provide some answers. I think this team has to learn to really hold true to the blueprint they put together of what kind of team we want to be, Thornqvist said. We need to not only play, but act like a championship team at every instance when we compete. Im hoping that [Sunday]s loss is going to motivate us and make us even better, especially for [today]. FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 15 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffBelinda Woolcock swings at the ball during Floridas 4-0 win against Louisville on Jan. 25 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Florida hopes to rebound from Stanford loss in SEC openerWOMENS TENNISSvete, Peoples make clutch three-point plays to preserve winblock presence tonight with Kayla and Ronni (Williams) that made some huge plays on the backside. Vanderbilt senior Christina Foggie kept the Commo17 points thanks to a 4 for 6 effort from three-point range. With the score 42-30 entering the second half, the Gators began to wane. for 13 to start the second half, and Vanderbilt narrowed the gap to four points in that span. But a big three pointer from sophomore January Miller ended the drought. An ensuing layup from Bonds put the Gators up by nine, 52-43. The Commodores then stormed back to get within three, but another clutch three this time from senior Lily Svete put the Gators up by six with a hair over seven minutes remaining. But, as the previous course of the game had dictated, Vanderbilt again pulled to within three with four minutes remaining. Florida again followed with another crucial three-pointer from redshirt sophomore Cassie Peoples. The Commodores were again within three points with under a minute left, but critical free throws from Peoples and fellow redshirt sophomore Carlie Needles sealed the deal for Florida. Carlies just one of those players that wants to be in the game at that moment and hopes shes the one who gets fouled, Butler said. least .500 in conference play and in the top half of the SEC. Monumental task in trying to match up with Texas A&M on Sunday, Butler said, but thank goodness this team embraces monumental challenges. W-HOOPS, from page 13Butler


FLORIDA PLAYS OREGON AT 3:30 P.M. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126Kelsey Stewart is leading Florida in more ways than one. The sophomore second baseman paces the Gators with seven stolen bases, 21 runs scored and 22 hits. Stewart is also tied with junior Lauren Haeger with a team-leading 18 RBIs. Despite the high marks Stewart and No. 1 Florida are not letting their success get the best of them as they prepare for the start of the Diamond 9 Citrus Classic. Florida plays No. 4 OreFlorida will then play a doubleheader against Fordham and Ohio State on Saturday and conclude its time at the tournament with contests against Maryland and Radford on Sunday. This weekends going to be a good test for us, coach Tim Walton said. From here on out, everything is getting tougher as we go. ing their toughest opponent of the season so far when they face Six of Oregons players who have at have taken at least 30 at-bats this season boast a minimum batting average of .333. Senior shortstop Courtney Ceo leads the Ducks with a .543 clip at the plate, which is the second-highest mark in the Pac-12. Were just taking things one game at a time, Stewart said. So our record from last weekend doesnt really matter to us. Its this weekend. Our next game is Oregon, so were focused on that game. As Floridas leadoff hitter, Stewart will try to build momentum for the team early, hoping to get on base with a quick hit and then steal a base to get into scoring position. Its just me trying to get my team going, and if I dont get it at-bat, the third at-bat, Stewart said. in my team being behind me the whole time. The Wichita, Kan., native, slapper, has been working on improving her soft game and feels she has made strides since the start of the season. I got a couple chops down, so I was pretty proud of myself. I think its getting a lot better, she said. I need to step up my bunting. Its not really working out for me right now, but besides that, I think Im coming along good. ALLIGATOR FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2014 Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffKelsey Stewart swings during Floridas 8-0 win against Indiana on Saturday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Stewart has a team-best 22 hits. Stewart leads Gators into tourneyGYMNASTICS ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa travel to Alabama, but if the Gators continue to succeed, tonights outing likely will not be the last. No. 3 Florida (7-0, 5-0 Southeastern ConFlorida will return to Alabama Birmingham not Tuscaloosa for the SEC Championship in March and possibly the NCAA Championship in April. But coach Rhonda Faehn said her team is treating this road meet like any other. This is a regular season dual meet and we treat it as such, Faehn said. I really feel this is going to be an excellent opportunity for our team heading into our eighth meet of the year, getting near the end of our regular season, to really start to gel with our lineups, the position of our lineups and really getting to look for getting those landings and having a solid road competition. With only three meets left in the regular season, Faehn said shes ready to debut a postseason lineup. For the most part, I think its as close as we are to having the lineups, Faehn said. We still have one more day of training so we can kind of see from there and make sure its solid. Included in tonights lineup and Floridas postseason lineup is senior Alaina Johnson. Johnson competed all-around in Floridas last three meets and shes competed on vault, uneven bars and balance beam in all of UFs 2014 meets. Shes a senior with great experience as well, Faehn said. So we will be looking to her to be a very solid all around contributor. The only freshman included in that lineup will be Claire Boyce. The Texas native has competed on balseason. While Boyce puts up solid scores in the talent with multiple 9.90s on beam. Its all about being consistent in practice, Boyce said. If youre consistent in practice then youre going to perform how dent and trying to hit days on beam with no wobbles. Faehn recognized the tough challenge posed by competing in Alabamas Coleman Coliseum especially for the more inexperienced gymnasts. The majority of the competitors in our lineup have been put under pressure situations like well encounter Friday, Faehn said. Itll be a little bit newer of course for our freshman who havent been a part of that just yet and I think its going to be exciting.Florida solidifying postseason lineup against AlabamaFaehn