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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 UF tops the charts in something other than basketballIt was ranked the third-best value in big colleges, pg 5. Voting for city elections is todayThree commissioners will be chosen, pg 9. UF researchers make sweet discoveryNatural sweetness-enhancing compounds could have broad effect, pg 8. Justin Shafer and other Gators hitters have had a run of bad luck to start the season. Read the story on page 13. 80 /58 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 10 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 13 HANNA MARCUS and JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff jlyons@alligator.orgIn a crowd of leather, bandanas and arm tattoos, an 8-year-old got to do what hes always wanted: burn rubber with the big shots. Marc Okes, like many boys, loves motorcycles and policemen, but unlike suffers from a cancerous brain tumor. His dream has been to ride a motorcycle, and on Monday afternoon with the help of local police departments and Gainesville Harley Davidson, that dream became a reality. When Marc told his mom, Sandi Okes, and family friend Christy Anderson that he wanted to ride in a motorcycle parade, Anderson quickly coordinated the ride with a fellow motorcyclist and a retired Gainesville Police sergeant. Beginning the parade at Gainesville Harley Davidson, supporters lined the roads to cheer Marc on as nearly 200 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 112 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffMarc Okes, 8, rides in the sidecar of Kevin Lytles Harley Davidson on Monday afternoon while his mother, Sandi Okes, rides on the back. Marc rode with about 200 motorcycles in a parade through Gainesville and High Springs. Motorcycle parade grants kids wish IT WILL TAKE EFFECT IN FALL. SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff Writersstewart-muniz@alligator.orgSigma Alpha Epsilon, a national fraternity that has fallen under scrutiny for its multiple hazing-related deaths, eliminated its pledging process Sunday. UFs chapter is still deciding its stance on the national branchs decision. Were still formulating our opinion on nationals decision and really dont have anything to say at this time, said Tyler Conte, the president of UFs SAE chapter and a 21-year-old astronomy and economics junior. The national fraternity will adopt a quicker acceptance process in which potential members must reply to a bid within 96 hours. Along with the shortened acceptance period, pledge-education programs will be replaced with programs for all members. The new system will go into effect during Fall 2014. Brandon Weghorst, a spokesman for SAEs national branch, said the change is a move back toward the fraternitys founding: Prior to World War I, candidates became full members as soon as they were accepted. At least 10 deaths from SAE-related activities have occurred since 2006, Bloomberg reported. The change in the fraternitys acceptance process aims to fraternity to try the change. Zeta Beta Tau abolished pledging in 1989. Smiley Hudson, a 21-year-old UF industrial systems and engineering junior, SAE national eliminates pledging BEATRICE DUPUYAlligator Staff Writerbdupuy@alligator.orgAbout 26 Democratic senators, including Florida Senator Bill Nelson, and two independents pulled an all-nighter Monday in the Capitol to discuss climate change. The talkathon was held by the recently launched Senate Climate Action Task Force. The task force, organized by California Senator Barbara Boxer and Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, was started to wake up Congress to issues surrounding climate change. According to C-SPAN, the all-night session was the 35th of its kind in the history of the Senate. Senators could tweet throughout the night using the hashtag #Up4Climate. Nelson wrote in an email that Florida needs to be concerned with climate change. With over 1,300 miles of coastline and most residents living near the water even a 1 2 foot rise, in the opinion of some experts, would have a disastrous effect on the state, he wrote. up for debate during the talkathon. Carolyn Cox, coordinator at the Florida Climate Institute at UF, said although she was happy to see Nelson attending, she is not sure how much of an impact the talkathon will have. Its going to take more than a night, she said. Its good to see senators that are taking a stand now. Its a positive step to getting something done.US Senators including Bill Nelson up all night to talk climateSEE MARC, PAGE 3 SEE CLIMATE, PAGE 4 SEE PLEDGE, PAGE 4 NATIONAL


News Today Subscription Rate: Full Year (All Semesters) $100The Independent Florida Alligator is a student newspaper serving the University of Florida, pubThe Alligator The Alligator is The Alligator ISSN 0889-2423 The Alligator The Alligator 2, ALLIGATOR TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 SATURDAY FRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TODAYFORECASTPARTLY CLOUDY 71/51 SUNNY 67/44 PARTLY CLOUDY 59/34 PARTLY CLOUDY 77/44 SUNNY 80/58 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 112 apists. Paynes Prairie Fire Fest Paynes Prairie Preserve State Park will host Fire Fest on March 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It will be held at the parks visitor center in Micanopy. The event is free with park admission, which is $4 per individual and $6 per vehicle. Activities will include hands-on demos, a scavenger hunt and fire equipment demonstrations. Visitors will also receive Fire Fest passports to be stamped as they explore various fire stations throughout the park and learn about the importance of prescribed fire to Floridas ecosystems. 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 HAPPENINGFlorida Civil Rights Struggle: Past and Present On Wednesday, the UF Samuel Proctor Oral History Program will host a public panel, The Florida Civil Rights Struggle: Past and Present, at 6 p.m. in Pugh Hall. The panel will discuss the history of civil and human rights organizing in Florida. It will highlight movement activity throughout the state in towns such as Ocala, St. Augustine, Tallahassee, Miami and Gainesville. Audience members will receive a CD anthology of African-American oral histories of segregation and civil rights with an accompanying educators guide. LGBT leadership panel LGBT Affairs will be hosting a leadership panel composed 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 experiences as student leaders. Please join us at the Ustler Hall Atrium on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Purchase a hamentaschen cookiegram for Purim Come to Turlington Plaza to purchase a sweet treat for your friends for Purim. They will be sold Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday from noon to 1:30 p.m and Friday from noon to 2 p.m. Hamentaschen are triangle-shaped cookies with three points to represent the evil Hamens hat. To participate in the custom, send a friend a Hamentaschen Gram, and the cookie will be delivered to him or her on campus. Orders can also be placed at Lakeland march for farmworkers Join Chispas UF, Gainesvilles Interfaith Alliance For Immigrant Justice and local activists to pressure Wendys and Publix to join the Fair Food Campaign to raise wages and guarantee human rights for Florida farmworkers. The march will take place in Lakeland on Saturday. If you would like to carpool, meet at the Gale Lemerand parking garage on UF campus at 9:30 a.m. For more information, call 831334-0117. QR code scavenger hunt The Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers at UF challenges you to compete in our bi-annual QuickRace. QuickRace is a teambased scavenger hunt chasing a trail of QR codes across the UF campus. This semesters theme is the world of gaming. The top three teams will receive prizes. The event will be held in the Reitz Union on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Register at Can You Dig It? Dig into geology and discover the ground beneath your feet at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys Can You Dig It? event Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Enjoy hands-on activities and watch demonstrations of volcanic eruptions. For more information, visit or call 352-273-2062. Multicultural & Diversity Affairs MCDA is hiring. Applications for student ambassadors are now available online at and are due Wednesday at 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. 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 happen through 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@ Use subject line My Campus. Participants must be 18 years or older and currently enrolled UF students. ACCENT Speakers Bureau hosts Buzzfeed creator Jonah Peretti Join ACCENT Speakers Bureau on March 20 at the Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for an evening of entrepreneurship, insight and inspiration with one of the leading media innovators of the 21st Century. Peretti will discuss journalism, the evolving media landscape and his career before participating in an open Q-and-A with the audience. Free student tickets will be available for pickup at the Phillips Center Box Office on March 19 at noon. Students with valid Gator 1 Cards can receive up to two tickets each. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the program begins at 8. For more information, visit facebook. com/accentufl. Health education fair A health education fair will take place March 22 from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Alachua County Library Headquarters on the top floor. It will include blood pressure and glucometer screenings, condoms and referrals to physicians, dentists, surgeons and mental and physical therHave an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Spectators cheered as a mile of motorcycles paraded through the countymotorcycles escorted him to High Springs and back. Marc rode in the sidecar of Gainesville Harley Davidson owner and general manager Kevin Lytles motorcycle while his mom rode on the back. Marcs favorite motorcycle in the parade was the black one, he said, but he pointed excitedly at all the motorcycles and repeatedly shouted, Mommy, look at that one! It was my favorite day because I never done that in my whole entire life, Marc said after the parade. Lytle said Anderson reached out to him with the idea to help Marc. He said it started out as a small ride until it hit social media. A little bit of the word got out to some people, and this is what you see today, he said as he gestured to the crowd with a smile. Rick Buehn, a motorcyclist and one of the organizers, rode near the front of the parade in his motorcycle. He said the support for Marc was huge. There were a bunch of people lining the route, and they were just waving, he said. It could not have been a more beautiful day for a better cause. the parade. Marc received presents from some of the agencies. him a motorcycle number plate signed by Gainesville Harley Davidson employees, a plaque and hat naming him an honorary member of the motor department. helped organize the event. He said he rode toward the back, so he could watch as almost a mile of motorcycles drove Marc around the county. You get choked up, he said. Hell, I was crying through half of the route. I think he had a great time, and it was an honor, an absolute honor, and something thats pretty important to him. Kids should not have to go through this. Marcs mom, Sandi, said he was so excited when they arrived he almost jumped out of the car before she parked. Because Marc is sick, he doesnt get to do a lot of the fun things he wants to, she said. She was thrilled when the parade turned out to be so big. You want to see happy days for him that hes going to remember forever, and thats what this was for, she said. Through all of this Marc is the most positive. line of motorcycles returned to the store, sunglasses and hopped out of his sidecar. He plopped his ASO hat on his mothers head and gave a thumbs up to the crowd, which shouted Way to go, Marc! and One more time! Marc gave Lytle a long hug to thank him. Then he pulled back. Wanna take me for a ride on the red one now? MARC, from page 1Courtesy to the AlligatorMarc Okes holds up a motorcycle number plate that employees of Gainesville Harley Davidson signed after participating in the motorcycle parade Monday afternoon. It was my favorite day because I never done that in my whole entire life.Marc Okesmotorcycle parade leader


rushed ZBT his sophomore year. Hudson said ZBTs lack of pledging has removed hazing from the equation while increasing the number of applicants for the fraternity. When you haze, I feel like you scar kids, he said. We use this in place of hazing: We educate our brothers. Sigma Phi Epsilon also nationally banned pledging in 1991, but its UF chapter closed in January 2013 for multiple breaches of the universitys policies including hazing. UFs SAE chapter isnt exempt from the fraternitys national reputation. According to UFs Student Conduct probation until January 2015 with academic sanctions for hazing in Fall 2010. Interfraternity Council, declined to comment. Several SAE brothers also declined to comment. Jack Causseaux, the associate director of Sorority and Fraternity Affairs at UF, wrote in an email interview he trusts SAEs national leadership to make the best decision for the fraternity. I think the fraternitys decision to improve their member education programs can positively affect other fraternities and sororities on campus, he said. However, some fraternity members feel the pledging process is integral to making sure each new member is a Fred Kolb, a Sigma Nu brother and director of education programming for IFC, said SAEs removal of the pledging process is a big step. I think thats a disservice to the new people and the old brothers, said Kolb, a 21-year-old UF economics and political science junior. He said there are other methods of reducing hazing, such as raising awareness. Weghorst said the decision wasnt a result of a particular event, but the fraternitys Supreme Council is looking to improve the experience for brothers. Weve had a number of incidents over the years that are regrettable, he said. Our goal is to provide the best and safest experience that we possibly can. chapters worried about the 96 hours being too short to effectively choose members should be more selective in their search. Chapters should be making friends and evaluating people year round, he said. Its not going to solve all of this organization is all about. LAUREN ZIKAAlligator Contributing WriterGainesvilles last Quiznos will be closing its doors Saturday. The store, located at 3545 SW 34th St., has been open for 10 years. Lance OCarroll, who has owned the store for the last four years, said he decided to retire after seeing a gradual decrease in sales. He said he thought about selling the business, but the landlord has other plans for the space once the lease is up. My relationship with the people is what Ill miss the most, he said. He has been telling customers the news as they come in and said he has seen how much the store will be missed. There are a lot of addicted Quiznos fans, he said. Everyone is really sad. UF used to house a Quiznos in the Hub, but it was replaced with a Provisions on Demand Market in November 2012. Nazanin Yazdi, a 26-year-old UF interior architecture junior, has worked at Quiznos for the past two years. For Yazdi, Quiznos was never just work. It was a source of good times and conversation with co-workers and customers. Yazdi expects the stores last day to be an emotional one. I will miss working with Lance and seeing the regular customers, she said. Joey Martinez, a 29-year-old UF public relations junior, said he was disappointed to hear the store is closing. Although he had not been to that location, he frequented a Quiznos in Jacksonville. I used to go there on my lunch breaks when I worked in Jacksonville, Martinez said. I really enjoyed it. He said he plans to visit the Gainesville store before it closes Saturday. 4, ALLIGATOR Yolandy Michel / AlligatorLance OCarroll, the owner of Gainesvilles last Quiznos, makes a sandwich for a customer. Located at 3545 SW 34th St., the store will be making its last sub Saturday after being open for 10 years. No bologna: Last Quiznos location in Gainesville to close DRIVERS ARE CONSIDERED IMPAIRED AT 0.08. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSTAMPA An autopsy report released Monday says a man who killed four people and himself while driving the wrong way on a Florida highway had more than twice the states legal limit of alcohol in his system. leased the report on 28-year-old Daniel Morris of Tampa. The crash happened on Interstate 275 in Tampa about 2 a.m. Feb. 9. Morris SUV was going the wrong way and hit a Hyundai Sonata carrying four University of South Florida memAccording to investigators, Morris climbed into his roommates SUV on the night of Feb. 8 and sped away from a party in East Tampa. Where he got onto the interstate heading south in the northbound lanes is unclear. The autopsy report showed that Morris had a blood alcohol level of 0.20 percent. State law considers a driver impaired at 0.08. The report also said Morris had traces of marijuana in his system. The Florida Highway Patrol said it is still investigating erly entered the interstate or began to travel in the wrong direction. Joy Kuriakose, 21, Ankeet Harshad Patel, 22, Imtiyaz Jim Ilias, 20, and Dammie Yesudhas, 21.Driver who killed four USF students had BAC of 0.20, autopsy shows PLEDGE, from page 1Republican senators not listed to speakThe institute reached out to Nelson on social media offering him its expertise for his talk. At the talk, Nelson said he will be meeting with a commerce committee in April to have a hearing on how climate change is affecting Florida. Florida is ground zero for sea-level rise, he said Monday. Alix Kermes, a 20-year-old UF sustainability studies junior, said its important to have a Florida senator who took part in the talkathon. Florida will be greatly affected by the climate change, she said. Our water usage will depend on climate change. event. UF biology professor Ted Schuur said participation from both parties will be needed to get any effective climate change legislation passed. Climate change is not a partisan issue, he said. The climate continues to change, and its not something we want to let slip to the back of our minds. Last June, President Obama unThe plan included actions to combat carbon pollution and prepare for climate change effects. Alex Ahrenholz, a 21-year-old UF sustainability and the built environment junior, said more needs to be done to handle climate change, and the talkathon was a good way to start. Hopefully it gets the conversation going, he said. CLIMATE, from page 1Schuur There are a lot of addicted Quzinos fans. Everyone is really sad.Lance OCarrollstore ownerOther fraternities have cut pledging


TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5William England / Alligator StaffA New ChapterThe Allen H. Neuharth Reading Room opened Monday afternoon in Library West. The reception contributions to the College of Journalism and Communications. UF WAS NAMED THE THIRD-BEST VALUE IN BIG COLLEGES NATIONWIDE. MEGAN KELLY and ALEXIA MARCHETTIAlligator Contributing WritersUF was recently ranked again as a top-value and top-academic university nationwide. Kiplingers Personal Finance Magazine named UF the third-best value in large colleges nationwide, as well as in the southeast. UF is the largest college ranked in the top 10 universities. The rankings are based on academic quality and affordability, low student-faculty ratios, high graduation rates, reasonable price website. UF spokesman Steve Orlando said he thinks the student-loan debt criteria of the ranking stands out the most. Consider that two-thirds of UF students graduate with no student-loan debt, he said. Nationally, its just the opposite. The average UF student carries about $20,700 in student-loan debt, and the national average is more than $29,000, he said. Eliza Barrocas, a 19-year-old UF family, youth and community sciences sophomore, said she agreed that UF gives students the best education for their dollar. Its nice to know that you are getting your moneys worth and that my degree will hold some weight when I graduate, she said. In addition to being recognized for value, UF was also ranked Most Academic in CollegeAtlas.orgs rankings of more than 1,300 U.S. colleges and universities. The list is based on three factors: affordability, academic quality and accessibility. created two lists detailing the top 100 schools based on both in-state and out-of-state tuition, said Branden Neish, the general manger of and creator of the list. On the in-state tuition list, UF was ranked No. 96. UF was not ranked on the out-of-state tuition list. Looking at the two lists, gave awards to the top schools in each list that are the best at one single attribute in February. For the top 10 most academic schools from the in-state tuition list, UF ranked No. 1. It used U.S. News & World Reports Best College Rankings to assess the academic standing of each institution. We wanted to create a list that is actually relevant and applicable for most students, Neish said. The three factors of affordability, accessibility and academics are important to Elizabeth DiVito, a 19-year-old UF international studies and political science sophomore. I ultimately chose to go to UF after I was admitted because of its notable academic reputation, DiVito said. As great as it was to get in though, I never wouldve been able to go if it wasnt affordable.UF tops the charts in something other than basketball MARENA SMITHAlligator Contributing WriterSmokey Bear doesnt always want you to prevent forPaynes Prairie will celebrate its annual Fire Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 29 at the parks visitor center. set by rangers in order to restore the native habitat, said parks service specialist Amber Roux. dependent ecosystem, Roux in these systems to keep them healthy and functional. keeping them within strict parameters that are a safe distance away from U.S. Route 441, said assistant park manager Matt Bledsoe. We work very closely with Florida Highway (Patrol), he said. We would not do a burn if it was projected to affect the highway. Rangers will not conduct a Fest because burns are dependent on the weather, he said. At the event, participants will visit various interactive stations to learn about the tools and equipment used to conduct burns. There will also be scavenger hunts, hayrides and an appearance by Smokey Bear. Shelby Krantz, a 22-year-old UF forest resources and conservation second-year graduate student, said she would be interested in attending. Its important for people to know why (the prairie) is people to do it, she said.Paynes Prairie heats up for Fire FestINTERNATIONAL THE ASSOCIATED PRESSBEIJING The anguished hours had turned into a day and a half. Fed up with awaiting word on the missing Malaysia Airlines plane, relatives of passengers in Beijing lashed out at the carrier with a handwritten ultimatum and an impromptu news conference. Faced with an emergency, the airline said it was doing all it could to answer questions about Flight MH370, which disappeared from radar Saturday with 239 people aboard while heading from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing. The uncertainty over the planes whereabouts was frustrating relatives but also hindering the carriers ability to respond: sage with so much still unclear. From a room set aside at a hotel near the Beijing airport, a man with a black shirt emerged with a statement signed by about 100 of the relatives saying that unless the carrier could give them some clarity, they would take their complaints to the Malaysian Embassy. We dont believe Malaysia Airlines anymore. Sorry everyone, we just dont believe them anymore, the man, who refused to give his name, told reporters Sunday. By this time, the airline already dispatched dozens of caregivers to Beijing, assigned one to each family and provided accommodation, tance. It said it was providing regular updates despite a lack of information about the plane. But the initial disorder of Malaysia Airlines response, and its lack of early-going, set the tone for the ensuing hours of waiting. One of the most important things to remember here, said Frank Taylor, a former director of an aviation safety center at Cranits much easier to stand down staff after an initial over-reaction than to play catch-up after an initial underreaction. The relatives had expected the planes arrival at 6:30 a.m. Saturday. About four hours later, a handwritten note was posted on a white board in the arrival hall advising relatives to use a shuttle service to go to the Lido Hotel to await information. But when the family members got there, they wandered around lost and distressed before hotel staff apparently unprepared escorted them into a private area. It was several hours before a spokesman made a brief statement to reporters. what happened, and until you actuway of knowing what actually went on there, the airlines commercial director, Hugh Dunleavy, told the Associated Press on Sunday. Our main focus has been to come here, meet the families, give them as much information as we can but without raising false hopes. Still, relatives complained that the airline hasnt been forthcoming with information. Instead of hearing from the carrier, they said, theyve had to rely on news reports for updates on the search. By later Sunday, the airline was trying to speak more regularly with relatives and expedite passport and visa applications for those who wanted to go to Malaysia.Airlines lack of information angers relatives in MH370 case Top Ten Best Values in Large Colleges, according to Kiplingers Personal Finance MagazinePublic Colleges 1. University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 2. University of Virginia 3. UF 4. University of California, Los Angeles 5. University of Michigan Private Universities 1. University of Southern California 2. Brigham Young University 3. Northeastern University 4. Boston University 5. New York UniversityLOCAL what actually went on there.Hugh Dunleavy


Reader responseThe views expressed here are not necessarily those of the Alligator Column Editorial The Alligator will be withheld if the writer shows just cause. We reserve the right to edit for length, grammar, style and libel. Send letters to, bring them to 1105 W. University Ave., or send them to P.O. Box 14257, Gainesville, FL 32604-2257. Columns of about 450 words about original topics and editorial cartoons are also welcome. Questions? Call 352-376-4458.Open letter to UF men: Sexism isnt OKEd. note: This column uses strong language. Offensive words have been left uncensored to preserve the columnists intent.Dear fellow male UF students: The Facebook post created two weeks ago by one UF student advertising a sublet amid some misogynistic tangents quickly garnered more than a thousand likes and was quickly picked up by BuzzFeed. The poster began by expressing frustration on the displacement of ed by plugging the room hes subleasing with, You can practically smell the punany when you walk outside. In our present environment, its tempting to dismiss the absurd post as either satire or a subleasing ad gone horribly wrong. And although I agree an isolated idiot is best left isolated, its also clear that such sexist language is simply a more explicit manifestation of our genders collective mindset. As males, although we mightve never all familiar with the other not-so-politically correct terms used daily to describe women. estimated 17,600 female undergraduate students at UF, 4,400 of them have been or will be sexually assaulted bepus has been the subject of past media scrutiny as we have fallen prey to the well-known relationship between Greek life and rape culture. As a male, I know how instinctively defensive we get when hearing about rape, as if its somehow our fault that rapists are on the loose. But, my fellow men, this is the problem. Sexual assaults dont come from some stranger jumping out of the bushes, as our assistant dean of students aptly noted. Men, including you and I, are primarily responsible for the systematic degradation of women. female student will probably be sexually assaulted before my next column is published, remember that such violence didnt appear overnight. For years, weve ridiculed stingy hoes for being so reluctant to our sexual advances. And what about those bitches whove rendered the process of getting laid so complicated? After all, whats the worth of a pussy if not to serve our masculine tastes? Todays situation comes after years of male privilege, whereby we, males, cleverly elude all our blame. It began when female students were told to take Rape Aggression Defense classes at Preview, as if rape is just another fact of life and women need to protect themselves from this inevbecoming desensitized after all, what can be expected from a group that routinely refers to women as chicks? And it culminates with women, including many sorority members, being ashamed to speak up after being abused tive our oppression has been. Im aware that epithets arent the actual disease. Rather, they serve as symptoms. Just like the wide and casual tive of our male supremacy. In todays America, we expect that if a racist comment was jokingly thrown around in a room full of only white folks, more than one white person would immediately step up to the moral plate and bat away such ignorance. But the same cant be said about women. As men, whens the last time one of us repudiated a sexist remark when it was just us guys chilling? Zulkar Khan is a UF microbiology senior. His columns appear on Tuesdays.City elections: Get informed on Gville governmentThe I Voted stickers have long been collected, Turlington only make appearances at the gym. You probably thought election season was over. Think again: Student Government politics may be paused for now, but the citys are just heating up. The City of Gainesville elections are today. Residents will select three commissioners for three-year terms. Although the majority of UF students arent likely registered to vote in these elections, they you should be paying attention to the platforms and results. In general, the commission oversees areas such as transportation, public safety and recreation. That means it makes decisions concerning RTS buses, the homeless population, noise ordinances, the farmers market, gameday parking, Butler Plaza and more. Festival. It oversees city parks, as well. The commission also holds the keys to city utilities rates. Each summer, the commission holds a series of budget workshops that set the utility bill rate for the upcoming year. That means candidates elected during this cycle can be instrumental in either raising or lowering the already sky-high utilities prices. Although its students responsibility as temporary Gainesville residents to stay informed about city politics because those politics directly affect students lives and, more importantly, their money its also the responsibility of commissioners to connect with students. Gainesville, like other college After all, UF and Santa Fe College students account for a sigeconomy. Their needs should be taken into account when it comes to policymaking and major budget decisions. Its also up to candidates to reach out to students. The editoDistrict 2 or District 3 candidates reached out to the Alligator with letters to the editor, as is common during Student Government elections. Its important that local government incumbents and hopefuls do not discount the student vote because the scope of city government encompasses areas that impact student life. But students need to pay attention to politics. Vote in todays election if you remembered to register; even if you didnt, look up the candidates backgrounds and ideas. Go to the commission meetings, held every second Thursday, to let your voice be heard. Get and stay informed. Follow along tonight as we live-tweet the results when polls close at @theAlligator (well be using #gnvpol). Although students may be part of this community for a shorter time than other, more permanent residents, remember standing it. 43 TOTAL VOTES38% YES 62% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgMondays question: Will you vote in Gainesvilles city elections? Todays question: Have you ever been hazed? WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Zulkar


TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7I was eavesdropping in the hair salon the other day because, really, what else am I going to do when I cant move my head, leave my chair or watch videos on my phone without feeling self-conscious? So I listened and watched in astonishment through the mirror as a hairdresser asked a lady if she was pregnant. My stomach lurched as I waited for her answer, silently hoping, Please let her be; please let her be. But my stomach fell when her answer was, in fact, No. I thought asking a woman when she is due was a common social faux pas brought up enough in the media and movies that people knew better than to ask, but apparently not. I felt so bad for that woman in the salon because even if she didnt show that she was fazed, her feelings may have been hurt, and her day may have been ruined. Even if you are 99-percent certain a woman is expecting, it is not worth the 1 percent of uncertainty to risk hurting her self-esteem. This brief social observation made me think of other questions people often ask that they shouldnt. 1. Are you pregnant? When are you due? Are you expecting? 2. Have you gained weight? This I mention for similar reasons as the pregnancy one. It is never necessary to comment on someones body or physical appearance. Even if you follow up the question with, You look much better now more healthy and shapely, or, It looks good on you, it is still not OK. Maybe the person hasnt gained weight, maybe it doesnt matter whether you approve of the weight gain, and maybe the person is insecure about his or her body and doesnt want to discuss it. Maybe it is none of your business. 3. Are you PMSing? I dont understand the goal of this question, unless it is to irritate the person whom you are asking. First of all, if shes not, you are belittling her feelings and reducing them to a stereotype. Second, if she is on her period, her feelings are still valid. Third, it is none of your business. 4. So, when are you having children? How many children do you want? Are you and so-and-so trying to have a baby? This question is offensive because not all women want children. By assuming she wants children, you are reducing her role in life as a woman to a biological function. Pregnancy is not an inevitable path for all women; it is a choice. Second, she may want children and be physically unable to have them, and you are reminding her of that. Third, it is none of your business. 5. Are you sick? Are you tired? Did you have a bad night? I often get this question when Im not wearing makeup. And most of the time, I am neither sick nor tired; Im just not wearing mascara. So by asking people this question, you are telling them their natural appearances arent satisfactory to follow your standards. Second, maybe the person is not feeling well and doesnt want to talk about it. Third, maybe people dont have to explain themselves to you because its none of your business. 6. Are those real? Yes, maybe she was born with them, ments. Either way, it is inappropriate for you to be asking. 7. Is that a real (insert designer label)? Maybe I spent thousands of dollars on a Chanel handbag, or maybe I took a trip to Canal Street. Either way, if you cant tell the difference, dont expect me to clarify it for you. Perhaps the person bought a knockoff because she could not afford the real thing but wants to look as if she can, so by asking this question, you may end up embarrassing her. Also, maybe the persons handbag is real and now she feels guilty or ashamed for having spent so much money on an item and feels like you are judging her. Last of all, its none of your business. Lauren Adamson is a UF journalism junior. Her column appears on Tuesdays. Its none of your business: questions that were sick ofColumnThe mystery and tragedy that surrounds the disappearance of a Malaysian jetliner early Saturday is a story that makes you want to look away, but somehow you just cant help but stare. laysia to China when it suddenly disappeared More than half of the 239 people on board were Chinese citizens. Political tie-ups prevent any one country from spearheading the investigation. When the plane is found on land or in the sea, the government of said land or sea will take charge. In the meantime, efforts by multiple countries are sending about 34 planes and 40 ships in hopes of making some major reconnaissance progress. At least two passports used to board this Lost Travel Documents database. and Italian documents. Many wonder how these two passengers boarded the plane originally, and it may not be too far of a sengers using stolen passports had something to do with the disappearance of the Malaysian Airlines aircraft. The plot thickens due to reports that the aircraft may have deviated from its original route. However, there are no signs that this change in route came from distress. This leads experts to suspect foul play. Therefore, speculation ensues: Was the plane hijacked? Did the plane malfunction, or did it crash? Did it land safely? Are there any survivors? But the biggest question at the moment seems to be: Where in the world is this jetliner? Investigators are also looking into their radar readings, which involved the plane turning around on course before it disappeared. plane have been recorded although users across various social media platforms have claimed debris sightings. After two days of searching, authorities havent turned over any wreckage from the plane, according to The New York Times. It is by no fault of any one party, but it seems archaic that in 2014 we cannot locate a missing plane. Mans control sometimes falls through. After the horror of Sept. 11, the U.S. tightened its belt and increased security regulations for boarding planes. Since then, the U.S. government has added more Federal Air Marshals aboard some domestic and internatile threats. An additional safety precaution on planes includes the locking of cockpits to prevent unwanted entry. Such precautions are It is a shame that something tragic must happen before new safety measures are taken. We unfortunately do not have enough foreplace. To this end, the friends and families of the trated with the lack of information. The story is not black and white. There are many facets to the mystery of how the plane disappeared from radars. Whatever the case, my hopes and prayers go out to those who have been affected. Rachel Kalisher is a UF anthropology and classics junior. Her columns appear on Tuesdays.Where in the world is the mysteriously missing Malaysian jetliner?Column Rachel I tle more than a year ago at a work party. An app for girls to anonymously rate guys on looks and personality? How middle school, I thought. Not for me. But my co-worker insisted through the night that all girls should check it out. Curiosity eventually got the best of me, and I, too, became a member of the Lulu community. But I couldnt shake the thought that by using this girls-only Yelp for men, I was being a mean hypocrite. That didnt bring me to delete it, though. Well, it did, but not permanently. It was too amusing to see what other women had to say about guys I knew. Not to mention the reaction Id gotten used to seeing when guys who had no idea the app existed found out about it. there? Maybe I just know too many cool dudes, but no one was ever openly upset about whether he was reviewed. So I kept the app, and I told myself if I didnt leave any reviews, I was only being half hypocritical. Would I want boys dishing out on my not. But as of Feb. 27, thanks to a law student in Brazil who was not happy about being on the app without his consent, we can all use Lulu free of guilt. Felippo de Almeida Scolari, 28, successfully sued Lulu for damaging his reputapicture a friend sent him and his girlfriend. Hed scored 7.7 out of 10 and was considered #cheaperthanbreadandbutter. Following the lawsuit, Lulu changed its policy from opt-out to opt-in. Although Scolari had every right to be upset, the way I see it, he was probably just using the law to his advantage and taking an opportunity to make money. I mean, the media attention Lulu got from the case only drew more attention to his bad rating, which could have been much worse than if hed simply requested for it to be taken down. Now, to appear on Lulu, men have to be as gung-ho about being reviewed as my former co-worker was. Some have said the change was big enough to completely alter the scope of the app that was designed to be a private place for girls to share their experiences and make smarter decisions. But if you were the change is something to be celebrated because it makes the app consensual. something to be taken with a grain of salt anyway because people and feelings about people are so subjective. Just because #notad**k is something you look for in a potential love interest doesnt mean someRegardless of the changes, Lulus best and most underrated feature, Dear Dude, still exists. Dear Dude, an anonymous sort of advice column within the app, is reason enough for anyone who is annoyed by any newly while I dont want to turn this into an advertisement about how great the feature is, Ill leave you with one of my favorite pieces of advice from the Dude himself, Q: Why do guys think we like seeing their d**ks in pictures? A: I dont know, man, but they are f***king gross. I honestly dont understand the d**k pic thing. Penises are not particularly aesthetic, especially when engorged, and especially when photographed from a bad angle with a camera boasting 4 megapixels at most. The d**k pic phenomenon points to a larger problem with dudes: we obviously have no clue what you like. The point here, and it should not be a revelation to you, is that all visual sexts are a risk, and should be approached with caution but the larger point is that d**ks are gross, and I totally hear you. And guys are totally dumb. Sorry. Marjorie Nunez is a UF journalism senior. Her columns usually appear on Fridays.Lulu guy-rating app provides amusement, guilt, perspectiveColumn Marjorie Lauren


ASHLEY KOBZAAlligator Contributing WriterSugar may not be needed to make strawberry shortcakes soon. A recent study by UF researchers pinpointed the comaccording to a press release. This will allow varieties of strawberries to be produced with lower levels of sugar and higher levels of sweetness. year-old UF postdoctoral researcher and lead author of the study. What we werent expecting was the sweet-enhancSchwieterman and his team tested 35 strawberry varieties throughout two growing seasons by conducting biochemical testing and hosting taste panels in an effort to the compound directly related to sweetness. Those could potentially have an impact in processed foods where we can enhance the sweetness of a food withto decrease sugar levels in processed foods as long as it doesnt create new problems. Schwieterman said researchers are now looking at the sweetness-enhancing compounds to see what kind of broad effects they could have. ALLIGATOR Lauren Adhav / AlligatorA new UF study has found compounds in strawberries that make the fruit taste sweeter. Researchers UF researchers make sweet discovery PARACOSM MAKES 3-D MODELS. ALEXIA FERNANDEZAlligator Contributing WriterA local startup company is working with Google to develop new mobile technology. which aims to create a phone with a sense of space and mohelping to make 3-D mapping available on phones. Projects like this have helped Paracosm test and further creating 3-D models and reconstructions that will work on mobile devices. was pure luck. A researcher who was working with Paracosm connected it to the technology giant. program Paracosm was working on. Google is assembling a device a phone but needed A data test pilot program with NASA is among other projRubin said he expects the business product to be on the market later this year. he said. projects. Local startup partners with GoogleSTATE THE CITY WANTS TO RAISE $10.8K. KATHERINE BROWNAlligator Contributing Writer campaign to increase funding for provides classes on life skills and recreational activities such as basThe money being raised through pany that works with local governments to create crowdfunding projused to increase the number of parThe program already budgeted go directly to the city if the campaign service fee. All campaign donations are tax-deductible. If the program does not reach its goal by the deadwill have the same number of teens as last summer if it doesnt meet its the program is run by Gainesville strategic planner in the administrafunds for the program was devised November where the State Attora correlation between the program and a reduction in crime. recently expressed an interest in good opportunity to try crowdfundGainesville Police spokesman the campaign could help with his departments goal of forging relationships between teens and police mentors for the students. Any time you have extra money many more youth we can hopefully City launches crowdfunding campaign to expand teen program THE ASSOCIATED PRESSvicted of attempted murder in a confrontation over loud music will have to wait until Friday at the earliest to see if a judge sentences him or Jurors deadlocked last month on the mursonville convenience store. Prosecutors have vowed to retry him on the count. in prison for the charges on which he has already been convicted. tencing be postponed until after the second concerned that statements Dunn makes at a sentencing hearing could be used against him in his second trial. Strolla also said he is stepping down as Dunns attorney and asked Judge public defenders. never come across a case with similar circumstances A mistrial was declared on the murder charge after jurors deliberated for four days. of attempted second-degree murder and a Dunn was charged with fatally shootargument over loud music coming from the Decision delayed in Michael Dunns loud music killing sentencing Dunn Any time you have extra money and extra funds, thats many more youth we can hopefully help with this program.Ben TobiasGainesville Police spokesman


TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 9 U p T u r n t Courtesy of LOCAL KELCEE GRIFFISAlligator Staff WriterResidents will be casting their votes today in the Gainesville city elections. Residents who have already registered to vote Reitz Union, said Alachua County Supervisor Mayor Ed Braddy said the student vote elses, he said. They have every right and responsibility to have a say in how our city is governed. lic safety, utilities rates, recreation and the Brodeur, Todd Chase and Sheryl Eddie are running for the District 2 seat. Susan Bottcher and Craig Carter are running for the District 3 seat. Voting for city elections is today Ed Braddy


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TUESDAY, MARCH 11, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Spring football kicks off Frazier honored Read the story on page 16. ADAM LICHTENSTEIN@alichtenstein24Several of the Gators key offensive veterans have gotten off to slow starts in the 2014 campaign. right unfair. Other players insist they are not reer averages suggest that these players havent forgotten how to The players who are slumping play. The formula is hits minus of the Gators season make up a small sample size, it is more likely poorly in the area will recover to close to their career averages. Shafer is one of the players tically from his career average. Shafer, who came into the sea.308.William A. England / Alligator StaffJustin Shafer bats during Floridas 4-0 win against Maryland on Feb. 14 at McKethan Stadium. Shafer has the lowest batting average among Gators with 40 or more at-bats, but his batting average on balls in play is only .206 102 points lower than his 2013 average. Slumping Gators unlucky during non-conference schedule ERICA A. HERNANDEZ @EricaAlyssa score in the nation this year, the Gators fell from No. 2 to No. 3 in the national No. 3 ranking is not cause for worry. UFs 198.325 against West Virginia on March 7 not only set the highest overall score in UF history. No. 3 ranking does not bother talented UF squadMENS BASKETBALL LANDON WATNICK@LandonWatnickning ways, Billy Donovan is going to keep hearing comparisons to his past championship pare the current Gators to the teams from 2005a 23-game winning streak. go away. We want to look at the Donovan dismisses comparisonsDonovan UF Gymnastics SEE BASE, P A GE 15 SEE GYM, P A GE 15 SEE HOOPS, P A GE 15


JORDAN MCPHERSON Alligator Writer@J_McPherson1126 After No. 1 Florida lost its Southeastern Conference opener on Friday against Ole Miss and had its 22-game winning streak snapped, coach Tim Walton wasnt sure how the team was going to respond. You never know what youre going to get, the ninth-year coach said. When you have an undefeated season and you lose a game, you really dont know the morale and what kind of shape youll get in the next day. Following a game where the Gators were held to three hits their lowest output of the season and struck out a season-high 12 times, the team rebounded at the plate in the ensuing two games to win the series against the Rebels. In those two contests, Florida outhit Ole Miss 17-10 and generated nine more runs in the outings. Haeger said. It motivated us more than anything to have a little bit more intensity, to have more at-bats. Haeger and sophomore Kelsey Stewart totaling seven of Floridas 11 RBIs. Stewart, who is the only Florida batter to reach base in every game this season, led the team with seven hits in the three games. But even though Floridas offense, which team leads early, Walton wants to see improvement at the plate in closer games. When youre down, its hard to swing the bat and our team showed it, Walton said. But when youre ahead, its a lot easier to swing the bat and our team showed it. getting runs and leading early. Although pitchers generally rely on their defense to make play of her own against Ole Miss on Sunday. With Rebels shortstop Haley Culley on second base and one out in the sixth frame, Allison Brown hit a ground ball to Gourleys feet. an easy out and letting Culley move to third, Floridas freshman left-hander tossed the ball to Stephanie Tofft at third base to tag Culley out and eliminate the pressure of a runner in scoring position. a lot, Gourley said. I knew she was the head runner and we had a small lead. I didnt want to risk anyshe was. Added Tofft: It was a very smart play on in practice, so she did it perfect. (She) checked the runner and we got the out, so it worked out great. Gourleys play was an added bonus to her shutout of the season. In her 11 appearances in the circle, Gourley is averaging a team-best 1.08 strikeouts per inning and boasts a 4.38:1 strikeout-towalk ratio in 53 innings pitched. Although Gourley was content with her performance on Sunday, she knows that there is room for development. Theres always improvements that need to be made, Gourley said, but overall I was pretty happy with how I did. 14, ALLIGATOR Jordan McPherson / Alligator StaffLauren Haeger swings during Floridas 2-0 win against Ole Miss on Sunday at Katie Seashole Pressly Stadium. Haeger had four RBIs in the Gators series against the Rebels. TRACK AND FIELD LAWRENCE LAGUNA Alligator Writer@LagunaLawrence After his womens squad captured a Southeastern Conference Indoor title and the mens team loways track teams will head to the NCAA Indoor Championships on a high note. Holloway was named the USTFCCCA South Region Womens 2014 Indoor Coach of the Year on Monday after leading his topchampionship. Now, he faces the task of taking 23 athletes for nationals to the NCAA Indoor Championships in Albuquerque, N.M. Included in that list of athletes Womens Co-Runner of the Year Freshman Runner of the Year Rebekah Greene. ors, Hall and McGee were appointed by the USTFCCCA as South Region Indoor Mens and Womens Athletes of the Year. I think it goes back to recruiting, Holloway said. The big thing with recruiting is we dont ever want to be in a quoteunquote rebuilding mode. We always want to be reloading. If you look across the board and you look at the people that meet on both the mens and womens teams we have people who are successful. With the NCAA championships beginning Friday, the Gators have a chance to add to their combined four national indoor titles. lighted the Mens First-Team made the second team, including Hugh Graham Jr. and Dedric Dukes. nine athletes from Florida, inand Ciarra Brewer. year athletes named to the AllFreshman Team. Departing out west Tuesday night in preparation for national competition, No. 1 Florida is seeking better results after the men Theres not a person that is going to get on that bus to go to Albuquerque when we leave here to go to the airport who doesnt believe that they belong in the meet, Holloway said. Thats the big key. Holloway, runners honored following SEC Indoor Championships Hall Lauren Haeger


ALLIGATORWilliam A. England / Alligator StaffBilly Donovan looks down the court during Floridas 67-61 win against Kansas on Dec. 10, 2013 in the OConnell Center. On Monday, Donovan said this years Gators are different compared to his back-to-back title-winning teams. Matthew Martyr / Alligator StaffKytra Hunter performs a vault routine during Floridas 197.525196.025 win against Arkansas on Feb. 14 in the OConnell Center. Gymnastics rankings are based on teams six best scores GYM, from page 13Coach thinks team is different than HOOPS, from page 13 BASE, from page 13Junior coming out of seasonopening slump


IAN COHEN Alligator Writer@ibcohen5 ALLIGATOR Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffKourtney Keegan returns a ball during Floridas 4-0 win against Harvard on Jan. 26 at the Ring Tennis Complex. Keegan has a team-leading 25 wins in doubles matches. WOMENS TENNIS NO ONE FINISHED BETTER THAN 11TH PLACE. LOGAN MCGUIRE Alligator Writer@loganjmcguire UF struggles at diving meet