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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 Local pups sniff their way through Easter egg hunt for dogsThe eggs contained treats, pg 5. Cancer research center aims to help localsIt opened Friday, pg 3. UF students to attend countrys largest STEM festivalTwenty-four Gators are going, pg 8. After sweeping Georgia this weekend, the Florida baseball team is on a six-game winning streak. Read the story on page 12. 80 /56 FORECAST 2 OPINIONS 6 CLASSIFIEDS 9 CROSSWORD 11 SPORTS 12VOLUME 108 ISSUE 141 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 ERICA A. HERNANDEZ Alligator Writer @EricaAlyssa For the second year in a row, Florida hoisted the NCAA Championship trophy at the podium and celebrated a successful result at the Super Six. But this time around, the Gators shared the spotlight. UF claimed a share of its second consecutive NCAA Championship on Saturday night in Birmingham, Ala., when it tied Oklahoma with a score of 198.175. Florida keeps making history. In 2013, UF claimed program to win the title. Now, UF and Oklahoma are gymnastics. Ive always felt that if theres a tie, it needs to remain a tie, coach Rhonda Faehn said in a postgame press conference. This is such an incredibly challenging competition. I understand the tie-break situation tie, then thats how it should be. Championship in Birmingham, Ala. UF advanced to FLORIDA GYMNASTICS REPEATSAP PhotoFloridas Bridgette Caquatto, Morgan Frazier and Claire Boyce celebrate after being crowned co-champions with Oklahoma during the NCAA Womens Gymnastics Championships on Saturday in Birmingham, Ala. SEE GYM, PAGE 16UF shares title win JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgSteve Lachnicht isnt afraid. Just because of the car accident, you dont stop driving on the highway, he said. The best thing to do is Lachnicht, director of growth management for Alachua County, was running his fourth Boston Marathon when two bombs exploded last year, killing ple. Despite a faux bomb scare on the one-year anniversary last Tuesday, Lachnicht said he will run again in the marathon today. Gainesville residents and UF alumtry to race in Boston a year later. In the wake of the 2013 bombing, some runout to the marathon to show support. UF alumnus Jeremy Criscione ran in the marathon in 2013, too. He will not make it to Boston this year but said he expects the turnout will be even higher. to want to run, the 26-year-old said. You cant always live in fear. A commemorative run at the site of the bombings went sour Tuesday when a veiled man dressed in black rying a backpack, according to a Boston Police Department statement. Edson of Boston on charges of threatening battery; possession of a hoax explosive device; threats to commit a A year after bombing, locals CRIME JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgA show at downtown High Dive Bar & Venue got washed out early Saturday morning after police reported a local man in the damaging about $1,620 of liquor in the process. Gainesville Police arrested 58-year-old William J. Brady on charges of criminal mischief and carrying a concealed weapon, according to an arrest report. At about 1:20 a.m., a band was performing at the bar, located at 210 SW Second Ave., extinguishers and shot foam into the air near the stage. Patrick Lavery, who handles booking for the bar, was outside when the incident occurred. Everybody ran out immediately, Lavery said. The band stopped playing. It was very alarming. Lavery said an employee escorted the man to the parking lot and asked him to leave, but he refused. An Alachua County Sheriffs deputy already on the scene detained the man until GPD arrived, Lavery said. Thats when Lavery heard Brady say he thought he saw a All of the contaminated alcohol has been thrown out, Lavery said. High Dive is continuing to assess damage, including possible harm done to the sound system. County Jail at about 3 a.m., where he remained as of press time in lieu of a $12,500 bond.Man ruins alcohol by using fire extinguisher in High DiveSEE BOSTON, PAGE 4 Everybody ran out immediately. The band stopped playing. It was very alarming.Patrick LaverHigh Dive Bar & Venue booking employee


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 MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 TODAYFORECASTFRIDAY THURSDAY WEDNESDAY TUESDAY PARTLY CLOUDY 86/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 86/61 SUNNY 84/60 PARTLY CLOUDY 83/59 PARTLY CLOUDY 80/56 VOLUME 108 ISSUE 141 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 HAPPENINGInfo session for GREEN study abroad The Global Renewable Energy Education Network is holding an information session today at 3:30 p.m. in the UF International Center conference room. Come learn more about studying sustainability and renewable energy in places like Iceland and Peru. Class credit is available. For more information, email UF-developed computer games Today from noon to 4 p.m., students from the Artificial Intelligence for Computer Games and Theory & Practice of Multimedia Production will host the ninth annual Game Day open house to demonstrate computer games they have developed this semester. This event will be in the hallway on the ground floor of the CSE building. Authors@UF Judith W. Page, director of the Center for Womens Studies and Gender Research, will discuss her work on gardens in literature and art, and she will read from the just-released paperback edition of Women, Literature, and the Domesticated Landscape: Englands Disciples of Flora, 1780-1870. The event, presented by the George A. Smathers Libraries, will be Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Smathers Library, Room 100. For more information, see Leadership position available: Advertising chair Do you love human rights? Would you like to be involved in leading the UF chapter of the Nobel Peace Prize-winning grassroots activist organization, Amnesty International? The UFAI board is currently seeking highly motivated and enthusiastic students to join it in taking UFAI to another level of campus awareness next semester. In particular, it is looking for an advertising chair whose work will increase campus outreach through social media, fliers, etc. Experience with Photoshop and Adobe is a plus, but not required the only requirement is a passion and love for human rights. If you are interested, please send your resume and a short paragraph (250 words or fewer) about why you would be a good fit for this position to 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 Have an event planned? Add it to the Alligators online


MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 3 Be a part of something BIG GIVE B LOOD.Over 1,000 people gathered to form one of needs just as many donors per week to meet call 888.795.2707 Photo by Photography 35 April 23, 1981 Urine was just one thing vandals threw down the April 23, 1996 April 20, 2000 STEVEN KATONAAlligator File PhotoUF Student Senate President and Alpha Epsilon Pi member Marc Adler hugs Rachel Elias, president of Gators for Israel, outside the AEPi house April 20, 2000. A newly initiated member was found dead early that afternoon in the fraternitys house. University Police said it was investigating. WORLD THE ASSOCIATED PRESS More than 150,000 tourists turned Jordan, the Palestinian territories At Easter celebration, Pope Francis calls for peace in Ukraine, Syria IT WILL OFFER PREVENTION HELP. ERIN MEISENZAHL-PEACEAlligator Contributing Writer Local community cancer center opensFrancis


4, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014AP Photo Were here for the 284 and everyone else that was affectedcrime; disturbing the peace; disturbing a public assembly; and disorderly conduct, according to the statement. ent for added security as well and civilians noticed Edson running barefoot, yelling and screaming. The event was open to the general public, according to the statement. they removed his veil and hat to low. His backpack contained a rice cooker, according to the statement. Another unattended bag was found at the event but belonged to a media outlet. dent Neal Singh heard the news, he said he was in awe. Im just shocked someone would really try to imitate what happened last year, the 23-yearold said. It just blows my mind. During his time as president of the Sikh Student Association, Singh organized a commemorative run for the bombings in 2013 just days after the event. We really just wanted to spread the message of equality, he said. Everyones life should be respected. Singh, who still helps out with the organization, said there are no plans for a commemorative run this year. On Sunday, he joined a handful of worship in Tampa to celebrate the holiday Vaisakhi, and they reservice, he said. Our prayers are still with those victims and the families, Singh said. We keep them in mind always on some level. Matt Hensley, who drew the number 284 on a plain white jersey to commemorate the number of victims last year. He said he plans to wear the jersey when he runs this years marathon with his three brothers and his father. Hensley and his family decided they would run the next marathon on the day of the 2013 bombings, the 26-year-old said. Were here for the 284 and everyone else that was affected, he said. And thats what the race is about. BOSTON, from page 1LOC AL LAUREN TRONCOSOAlligator Contributing WriterBilly MacConel was born with cerebral palsy. But more importantly, he was born a Gator. I got it running through my veins, the 24-year-old said. telecommunication student, loves the Gator Nation. And soon, he and other wheelchair users will be able to travel through it more easily. Regional Transit System is upgrading bus stops to include concrete pads that will provide level waiting platforms for riders with mobility disabilities, RTS spokesman Chip Skinner wrote in an email. The concrete pads will allow them to wait without being on a slope or soft ground and will make it easier for the buses wheelchair lifts. Construction of the landing pads varies depending on the landscape, Skinner said, but it is typically about $5,500 each for design and placement. permits are needed and we cannot just purchase a bag of cement and pour the pads ourselves, he said. The cost can really escalate if the stop is on a slope or other amenities are placed. like the city of Gainesville, Department of Transportation and the federal government, Skinner said. RTS is also in the process of placing Americans with Disabilities Act-compliant benches, which have backs and its busiest stops and where riders with disabilities visit the most, he said. More shelters and trash cans are also part of the upgrades, Skinner said. representative, said clients in wheelchairs complain mostly about being late to appointments because of buses. Its hard because we have to doctors, she said. Sometimes what theyll do is just try to work them into a later appointment, but really, thats not fair to the patient. In his email, Skinner said bus operators sometimes complain about the time involved in maintaining the travel schedule while strapping in wheelchairs. This is a continuing process, he said, and a number of them are done each year as funding becomes available. People who have Americans buses for free, according to the RTS website. Most can also bring a helper for free, too.RTS upgrades stops with wheelchair-friendly accommodations SEAN STEWART-MUNIZAlligator Staff the face by campus police, is coming to the big screen Tuesday. gathered outside. His neighbor heard screams from his apartment and called the police. The day before, the mentally stressed doctoral student had sent troubling emails to the geography department chairman, who stood outside with the police asking Adu-Brempong to come out. He refused, and police broke down the door. According to Alligator archives, he didnt put down his cane and a butcher Tasers, four bean-bag rounds and sevIn His Own Home is a documentary of the events that led up to the a string of interviews with Adu-Brempongs neighbors, the then-director of the NAACP and students who protested the shooting. It deserved more coverage than just being a local incident, Schueller said. Its a story that needs to be told. the Hippodrome State Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. Its free.Shot students story on screen MEGAN KELLYAlligator Contributing WriterInternships, Summer courses and vacations their summers. awareness for affordable housing with eight cross-country trips annually. Each trip has its own route and about 30 riders. The trip lasts about 10 weeks, and riders bike about 70 miles a day, said Justin Villere, director of operations and outreach for Bike & Build. Along the way, they work with a range families or individuals. Villere said riders are mostly college students, but thats not a requirement, and neither is biking experience. Its more people who have a passion for service and adventure and who are looking to put the legwork into doing it pun intended, Villere said. thropology junior, heard about the program ticipating this summer. She said she wanted to do it because it sounded like an adventure. Riders are required to raise at least $4,500 to participate. Bike & Builds goal for the summer is to grant $600,000 to more than 300 affordable housing gave out about $470,000, said Villere. raphy junior, was also encouraged to apply to Bike & Build by a friend. She likes the idea of immersive service projects, as opposed to a single day of volunteering. I cannot fathom the idea of being in California and knowing I just completed 4,000 miles of biking across the country, she said.Three UF students to bike US Unfortunately, a design and permits are needed and we cannot just purchase a bag of cement and pour the pads ourselves. The cost can really escalate if the stop is on a slope or other amenities are placed.RTS spokesman


MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 5Cassidy Whitson / AlligatorColleen OFallon, a UF alumna and owner of Sweet Paws Bakery, helps Spike, a 7-year-old bichon RYAN BAUMAlligator Contributing WriterA brown-eyed Cavalier King Charles spaniel named Maddie nosed around Sweet Paws Bakery Friday night in search of brightly colored plastic Easter eggs and the treats inside. Maddie, 8, took part in the Haile Plantation community bakerys seventh annual Easter egg hunt for dogs. The Easter tradition began in owner Colleen OFallon said she noticed her own dogs enjoyed hunting for hidden goodies. My dogs love searching for alone, she said. The event has been held every year since, she said, providing a social experience for dogs and owners alike. Jennifer Leggett, a 21-year old UF public relations junior who assists the bakery with marketing, said she had as much fun as the dogs did trying to keep them focused on the task at hand. The dogs were running around oblivious, Leggett said, and Im pointing and gesturing to the eggs with the treats, all excited. OFallon started baking dog treats in 2005 for local farmers markets. In 2007, she opened Sweet Paws Bakery and expanded her product line to include food, leashes and other accessories. Maddies owner, Susan Davis, 51, has been visiting the bakery Although this year was Madhave gone to other events at the bakery, including the Christmas party that OFallon has hosted for the past two years. Besides providing discounted treats and a social atmosphere, the Christmas event gives dogs the opportunity for a photo with Santa in exchange for a donation to Pets Are Wonderful Support, or PAWS. (Haile Plantation) is a very dog-friendly community with lots of trails, but there is no dog park, Davis said. Sweet Paws is kind of a focal point for the dog owners in the community.Local pups sniff their way through Easter egg hunt for dogs JENNA LYONSAlligator Staff Writerjlyons@alligator.orgGainesville Police arrested a woman car and crashed into a building while drunken driving. Cecilia Lindroth on charges of DUI damage to a person or property, according to an arrest report. At about 4:20 a.m., a witness heard tires screeching and saw a silver Saturn heading south on Northwest 13th Street. business sign for Orion Wells CPA, then crashed into a building, according to the report. The witness ran to the car and found Lindroth hanging upside down by her seatbelt. He helped Lindroth out of her car, then asked if she was OK, according to the report. shot, watery eyes and dilated pupils. investigation for a DUI. she was injured, and she didnt complain of an injury. She was still taken to the emergency room at UF Health Shands and cleared by medical staff, according to the report. Her BAC levels were .163 and .177, according to the report. Alachua County Jail at about noon. As of press time, her bond has not been set.Woman charged with DUI after crashing into buildingSTATE THE ASSOCIATED PRESSMANATEE A South Florida mans work is helping researchers better understand longterm damage to dolphins from the massive 2010 BP oil spill. The Bradenton Herald reported Sunday that Randall S. Wells is helping federal researchers asses the health of dolphins in the northern Gulf of Mexico off the Louisiana coast in the Barataria Bay region. Wells is the director of the Chicago Zoological Societys Sarasota Dolphin Research Program at the Mote Marine Laboratory. Wells regularly surveys a control group of about 160 dolphins living in the Sarasota Bay region and compares the health of those dolphins with the Louisiana dolphins. So far, he has found that the South Florida dolphins are healthier than the Louisiana dolphins. According to research that Wells contributed to, Barataria Bay dolphins suffered evidence of severe lung disease, lung masses and adrenal toxicity. But Wells said there isnt enough research lems to the oil spill even though their health issues are consistent with what is expected to happen when the animals are exposed to oil. I dont think we know enough yet. We must complete last years and this years health assessments and see what kind of trend comes out of the data, he said. Charlie Hunsicker, Manatee Countys director of parks and natural resources, said he hopes healthy dolphin populations can help repopulate the damaged areas. Unaffected areas can provide resiliency for Gulf-wide marine species or animals, he said. That analogy applies to Gulf-wide environments that can provide and reset the environmental clock for the damaged areas because they are resilient, diverse and abundant, he said.Florida man looks at impacts of oil spills on dolphin healthLOCAL BELLA ZABINOFSKY Alligator Contributing WriterThe City of Gainesville Public Works department is preparing for the next phase in an active reconstruction project on Depot Avenue that will affect bus routes. The second of four segments will start sometime in May and add a peanut-shaped roundabout where Depot Avenue, Southwest 11th Street and Southwest Ninth Road meet, said project manager John Veilleux. The construction from this phase will affect the 126 and 127 Regional Transit System bus routes, RTS spokesman Chip Skinner wrote in an email. During the project, the 126 and 127 routes will no longer make stops on Southwest Ninth Street, Depot Avenue or Southwest 11th Street. Instead, the buses will go directly from Southwest 10th Street to the stops on Museum Road, Skinner said. Contractors delayed the start of the projlished, Skinner said. The construction is expected to last for more than a year. Students living in Oxford Terrace, Royal Village or in apartment complexes or houses in the surrounding area will need to meet the bus at different locations. Oxford Terrace resident Brandon Johnson, a 20-year-old UF applied physiology and kinesiology sophomore, said the route change will inconvenience him. Where the 127 currently picks up is a more central location to those residencies, Johnson said. Skinner said notices of the changes will be posted on the TransLoc app, the RTS Facebook page and on board the 126 and 127 buses. The bus drivers will be reminding the patrons they normally see every day, Skinner said. Well also be putting notices on our website. Royal Village resident Abbey Patterson, a 19-year-old UF advertising sophomore, said shes upset about having to adjust her morning schedule. I will still take RTS to class, but most likely not for early morning classes, Patterson said. This will cause me to have to leave earlier to make it to the stop in time. Despite the detours, the projects goal is to improve aesthetics and update the corridor, Veilleux said. Gainesville public works plans Depot Avenue construction I will still take RTS to class, but most likely not for early morning classes.Abbey PattersonRoyal Village resident My dogs love searching werent alone.Colleen OFallonSweet Paws Bakery owner


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.SB 1400 blocked, Florida Legislature is a messThe in-state tuition bill that has received support from both Florida Republicans and Democrats hit a major roadblock Thursday night. Sen. Joe Negron, the senate budget chairman, said he would not add it to the agenda Negrons move was backed by Senate President Don Gaetz. Sen. Jack Latvala, the Clearwater Republican sponsoring the bill, said he was shocked that Negron and Gaetz are openly defying what the majority of the Senate wants. The bill would allow in-state tuition for those who attended a Florida high school three years before graduation, providing that any student seeking the tuition break could show proof that he or she had applied for citizenship. It received overwhelming bipartisan support in the House, passing at 81-33. What he has done is a slap in the face to our governor, whos already announced support for this bill, Latvala told the Miami Herald. And its a slap in the face for the speaker who put a lot on the line. Its a slap in the face to Jeb Bush, the country because he spoke of his convictions on immigration. The Tampa Bay Times reported Gaetz fretted that it could subsidize education for those who hail from countries that are caldrons of terrorism and anti-American violence. Gaetzs racist statement shows a disturbing disconnect this bill. His fantasy that those who would gain in-state tuition have some kind of anti-American agenda is simply ludicrous. Its also a spectacularly stupid move on Gaetz and Negrons part: Florida voters will be hard-pressed to support a party thats as fractured as the Florida GOP right now. Scott has clearly aligned himself with the bill. Of course, thats an entirely different can of worms: According to the Miami Herald, Scotts turnabout is a vast change from 2010 when he urged a strong crackdown on illegal immigration. Scotts move comes during an election year when Hispanic voters could play a key role in deciding his re-election. The fact that members of his own party are turning on the measure speaks to the ability of Florida Republican lawmakers to effectively govern this state. Despite all the dirty politicking surrounding the in-state tuition bill, education equality should remain a top priority for Florida lawmakers. As a spokeswoman for UFs chapter of the Hispanic Students Association told the Alligator last ure to represent their constituents needs. Its a stretch, but we hope Florida politicians can resolve close on May 2. But then again, as Republican political consultant Fred Piccolo said, Never underestimate the GOPs ability to take a conservative winnable moment and blow it.Summertime wantonness: Six hookup typesI just wanna get laid, lamented one of the characters in Wet Hot American Summer. Dont we all? Summer is nearly upon us, and as such, Ill cover some of the types of summer sex so you can have your own wet, hot, maybe-American summer. 1. The Im entering the real world in two weeks hook-up Consider the few weeks in between your last exam and your farewell to Gainesville as the last weeks of your youth, and its required that you have sex a few more times before graduation. This is the last time your body will ever be this attractive and the last time its socially acceptable to get with a college freshman. Try to get it in how health insurance works or what a 401(k) is. 2. The Im so fancy at this big internship I landed hook-up to buy sensible heels or a suit that you didnt wear to your middle-school dance. Your quasi-adult situation will make you feel mature. Youll go out one night, order a scotch and gag as you drink it. Youll think to yourself, Adults can have responsible, casual sex! and youll go home with the slightly older person next to you who says they work for a startup and can help you network. The sex isnt great, but its worth it for the contacts. 3. The Im in a foreign country where the drinking age is 18 hook-up a sultry accent. Youll ask them to talk dirty to you in their native tongue. Other countries are often more liberal about sex, and your new friend may even be into some things too kinky for America hello, theres a reason the Eiffel Tower position is named after a foreign landmark. 4. The If you couldnt tell by my Instagram, Im at a music festival hook-up Your inhibitions will be a lot lower, and in a fog and I mean a literal fog of marijuana smoke of confusion, shorts. Neither of you has showered in three days, and both of you are sunburned, so the sex is painful, but the mind-altering drugs youre on will make it memorable. Plus, you have some killer background music, and theres something romantic about doing it in a tent next to thousands of other people. The meo, but you sneer and head to the stage for Neutral Milk Hotel. 5. The Being home is so great because my mom can cook for me again hook-up Presumably, if youre back in your hometown for the summer, youre staying with your parents. In that case, every night is a Throwback Thursday, reminding you of old high school memories of trying to hook up in your ably without both partners braces getting caught on each other. Youll see the same people you went to high school with, so no matter how hard you try, you will most likely few new tricks at the good old U of F, or else itll be just as awkward as it was in high school. 6. The I cant believe Im stuck in Gainesville for the summer hook-up summer here, and when I asked people what its like in Gainesville over the off-months, most people just gave me a pitying look. We have a few things on our side, though. come to the incoming freshmen. And if youre really desperate, there are ACRs here year-round. Your standards can dip a little with no one else here to see your choice We promise not to tell. Robyn Smith is a UF journalism sophomore. Her columns appear on Mondays. 144 TOTAL VOTES30% YES 70% NOVote or post a message at www.alligator.orgFridays question: Do you smoke pot? Todays question: Will the Depot Avenue construction affect you? MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATOR.ORG/OPINIONS Julia Glum EDITOR Katherine Kallergis MANAGING EDITORS Chloe Finch OPINIONS EDITOR Robyn


MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 ALLIGATOR, 7As shocking as it may seem, the devastation and horror of World War II ended nearly 70 years ago. The world has changed considerably in the decades that followed, but recent events remind us just how fresh some of the wounds of that era remain. A deranged man went into a Jewish Community Center near Kansas City with the intent of killing Jews just killing three people none happened to be Jewish before shouting Heil Hitler after police had him in custody. Aside from the terrifying reminder that white supremacists continue to target Jews in our own country, many saw news last week that sounded all too familiar. Pamphlets were distributed in eastern Ukraine ordering all Jewish people to register with the government or face losing their citizenship. Many called into question the origin of the pamphlets, and as of this writing, no one is exactly sure who is responsible. One thing is sure: Nearly 70 years after six million Jewish people met their end at the hands of Hitler and the Nazis, anti-Semitism is alive and well. After the Holocaust, Jewish again, but here we are: Almost 15 years into the 21st century, were still dealing with antiSemitism on the front page of the newspaper. Regardless of the origin of the pamphlets many do not believe they came from a government entity we should not ignore the fact that Jewish people remain targets of hatred throughout the world, and no matter what tragedy strikes, there are some who will not stop until they eradicate the world of Jewish people. What we need to realize is that even in our interconnected world, some human beings still want to do horrible things to others, and even in our interconnected world, many of us ignore the signs. We can brush off the pamphlets in Ukraine as nothing more than a small group trying to push the tension there beyond the breaking point, but we have a responsibility to acknowledge that racism, antiSemitism, sexism, homophobia and other forms of hatred exist. We can ignore it or call it a symptom of another time. But those who would simply say its nothing more than a platitude spouted by leftist politicians need to look no further than recent headlines to prove that fallacy wrong. For the good of humanity, its up to our generation to end the stupidity thats plagued humanity. If someone looks, acts or believes something different than us, we still ourselves. No group of human beings is superior due to its race, religion, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation. On the other hand, the superior human beings are those who understand that while we might be different, we should respect, honor and applaud our differences, not make offensive remarks, call on others to register with the government or resort to violence. Last week, I discussed Hank Aaron and how he felt about racism today. Unsurpriswhat was the response from some? Vitriolic individuals incapable of respecting someone simply based on the color of his skin. Just like in the 1970s, Aaron and the Atlanta Braves received hate mail that included racial slur after racial slur. Say what you want about liberals or the media pushing the idea that hatred still exof our imaginations, but day after day, we see evidence that points to the contrary. Hatred and fear are very much alive in 2014, and after centuries of hatred, isnt it about time that we stood up and did something about it? Joel Mendelson is a UF graduate student in political campaigning. His column appears on Mondays.Anti-Semitism in Kansas, Ukraine proves hatred alive and wellColumn Joel Tomorrow will be too late. We need to reduce our waste now. Almost every environmental issue we face goes back to overconsumption. In the U.S. alone, 40 percent of food today goes uneaten, according to the National Resources Defense Council. Thats not only the equivalent of $165 billion of food Americans are wasting each year, but there is also the problem of environmental damage caused by its production and disposal. We are wasting our food, resources, energy and money pointlessly. When was the last time you threw away food? You, too, have been a culprit of damaging the environment. We created this problem. morrow. We always hear about environmental problems across the globe. Rarely do we take the chance to help the environment. Now is the time. In 2000, roughly 3,800 calories were distributed to each person daily, according to the United States Department of Agriculture. Out of those calories, about 1,000 were lost. Thats about a Big Mac meal with a Coke and French fries wasted every day per person. Disposed food contaminates the planet. Food waste is a major source of methane. According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, methane is a potent greenhouse gas with 21 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide. Methane is not the only gas damaging our environment. EPA experts calculate that about 13 percent of the total greenhouse gases in the U.S. are linked to the food industry. Lets remember that the garbage produced in the U.S. alone could cover the state of Texas two and a half times. The extensive manufacturing of food also increases the amount of pesticides released in the environment. Pesticides contain other elements that can create environmental damages such as impairment of water quality. Each year, diminishing our consumption could reduce the use of millions of pounds of pesticides. Some would argue that a growing population means bigger waste. However, this is not reasonable precisely because we have an increasing demand with limited resources and space. More than seven billion people are currently living on this planet, that an American citizen wastes about 10 times as much food as someone in Southeast Asia, according to NRDC. We should fund local campaigns to encourage recycling and turning food waste into compost. By doing this, we can help the soils structure and health, and increase drought resistance. Plus, we would save money. conducting a public awareness campaign called Love Food Hate Waste, which has contributed to an 18-percent reduction in avoidable food waste. Overconsumption leads to pollution and increases pesticides and greenhouse gases involved in global warming. The needless food production can also negatively affect the environment as companies continue to expand. Making the right decisions when shopping according to NRDC, 2014 is the European year against food waste. Lets bring that motto home and make it our own. Stephanie Fuenmayor is a UF journalism and political science senior.Food waste damages the planet, and were to blameGuest columnStephanie FuenmayorSpeaking Out There was a time when I assumed everyone felt the same way toward writing as I do. However, through speaking to different people, I have discovered that writing is not the savior to everyone else as it is to me. Writing is my solace, but to some others, it is a hindrance. I write every day whether it is a paper for American literature, an inspiring quote to help me through the day or a chapter for my novel. To not write would feel foreign to me. Without words, I would be lost. Im a wordsmith, and to abandon words is to abandon part of what makes me whole. I use words in so many different ways. They exploring the inner reaches of my mind and making me feel more connected to others. Writing doesnt have to be the solitary pursuit that everyone makes it out to be. Im lucky enough to have made friends all over the world through our shared love of the written word. I have writing buddies in England, Australia, Canada and states throughout America. We support each other in ways that our nonwriter friends are unable to. So, what does writing mean to you? Is it an escape, something you do when nothing else seems to be going right? Or would you rather them on computer keys (or typewriter keys, if youre vintage like that)? Writing is part of me. It is my essence, something that can sum me up like few other words can. Im a writer, and I always will be. Natalie Juteau is a writer for The Collegian. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.What writing means to meUWire W back after many months away, his or her hometown seems to become the jealous ex who, seething from the breakup, decides to bombard you with the awkward reality of returning home. The overwhelming excitement of parents over your return and the pure joy apparent on your parents faces as you pull into the driveway is that of a childs after he or she drew a beautiful work on a wall: nave enthusiasm. Little does the child realize the mother is not pleased that she now has to bleach the wall. Little do the parents remember you were a pure headache in high school. Most personal items have been relocated. Whether your personal belongings followed you to college or were moved into a dark, Harry Potter-esque corner of some closet, they are no longer where they once were. The majority of hometown friends have moved. Most high the nest shortly after graduation, but your high school friends werent supposed to. reside in the houses that became yours over years of best friendship. How dare they move away to have a life and be successful. Running into people from high school is always a thoroughly awkward event because unless you were BFFs in high school, the odds are that you have no desire to speak to or even see this person. Its not necessarily that they were your enemy, but they know too much. They were present when you had braces, frizzy hair, glasses and not the popular, hipster ones and a Liz Claiborne backpack. There is no reason to be reminded of those harsh visions. Cougar. A version of this column originally appeared on UWire.Going home brings discomfortUWireNatalie JuteauUWire UWire


8, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014Lacy Hamilton / Alligator Captivating CrittersA caterpillar searches for a place to make its cocoon at the Florida Museum of Natural Historys Earth Day LIFESTYLE CLAIRE BOUGHAlligator Contributing WriterA recent study shows preference for religion is declining, and its decline may be partly caused by the Internet. Allen Downey, a professor of computer science at Olin College of Engineering, in Massachusetts, used statistical methods with data from the Higher Education Research Institute and the National Opinion Research Center in his research on the decline of religious preference. In his research, Downey isolated Internet use as one of several factors contributing to People who reported a few hours a week of Internet use were less likely to report a religious preference, by about two percentage points, he wrote in an email. He added that people who use the Internet more than seven hours per week were less religious by an additional three percentage points. The total decrease in religious af25 million people, he said. Downey speculated the Internet is contributing to the decline of religion by allowing more access to information and more communication among people with different beliefs. People with religious doubt are able to access other people in similar circumstances all over the world via websites such as Reddit, he said. David Hackett, a UF associate professor what is happening to organized religion but not to spirituality. The number of people who go to church, synagogue or some sort of formal participation in organized worship has certainly decreased in recent years, he said. On the other side, there has been an increase in what people are calling spirituality. Hackett said the Internet is probably contributing to a decrease in organized religion by causing people to disconnect with each other. Hackett sees a continued decline of organized religion in years to come but an increase in individualized religion and spirituality. Religion is going to be very individualized, he said. Spirituality is going to be far more triumphant than organized religion. THE ASSOCIATED PRESSCAPE CANAVERAL Space station astronauts got a special Easter treat: a cargo ship full of supplies. The shipment arrived Sunday morning via a Dragon, versus a bunny. Gentlemen, the Easter Dragon is knocking at the door, NASAs Mission Control said as the capsule was bolted into place. The SpaceX companys cargo ship, Dragon, spent two days chasing the International Space Station following its launch from Cape Canaveral. Astronauts used a robot arm to capture the capsule 260 miles above Egypt. More than two tons of food, spacewalking gear and experihothouse and legs for the resident robot. NASA also packed family care packages for the six spacemen. On Wednesday, the stakes will be even higher when the two Americans on board conduct a spacewalk to replace a dead computer. The SpaceX delivery wasnt exactly express. The launch was delayed more than a month. A minor communication problem cropped up during Sundays rendezvous, but the capture still took place on time and with success. company headquarters in Hawthorne, Calif., exchanged highand embraced once Japanese astronaut Koichi Wakata snared the Dragon with the stations hefty robot arm.Easter delivery for space station CHRISTINE PRESTONAlligator Contributing WriterUF is sending the largest group ever to the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington, D.C. The 24-member group will represent UF at the largest STEM festival in the country from April 25 to 27. This years representatives are undergraduates chosen from various student societies, said Nancy Ruzycki, the director of undergraduate laboratories at UF. In the past, there were a few graduate students and a couple different displays that would be up all day, she said. This year, the student groups will be doing rotations of two hours a day at a 30by 10-foot booth. Eight clubs will be represented, including the Society of Women Engineers, the UF Rocket Team, the Society of Hispanic Engineers, the Society of Physics Students and the American Nuclear Society. Ruzycki said UF organizers tried to pick clubs with broad memberships that were not unique to one department. A lot of times academia does not represent the Student Body at large, she said, and the idea is to showcase the diversity not only in what students learn, but what they do. The university is providing transportation in the form of two vans, housing, materials for their experiments and the banners for each club. The total cost of the trip is about $13,000, said Ata Sarajedini, an associate dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. The funds are being provided by CLAS, He said the switch to a group of all-undergraduate students is a move intended to draw more attention to UFs booth. Obviously students are our best ambassadors, Sarajedini said. The festival will include a section where the students can do activities with children, a display area and a talk and demonstration area, Ruzycki said. The crowd is primarily young people, so rather than have adults talking at them, theyre going to have students that more closely resemble themselves to look at and listen to about all the exciting things that go on at the University of Florida, she said.UF students to head to D.C. for countrys largest STEM festival ARIANA FIGUEROAAlligator Contributing WriterInstagram-savvy Gators may be able to win prizes for their campus-themed snaps. An app, Momentage, is conducting a nationwide university photo contest through April 30. The photo contest is set up as a scavenger hunt that requires college moments. These moments can include taking pictures of the colleges bell tower or recording the colleges mascot at a sporting event. Its really cool to share, kind old UF accounting freshman Carie Donica said as she took a picture of Century Tower. The app is free for download on iTunes, and the grand prize winner will receive an iPad with retina display. UF multimedia reporting professor Steve Johnson said photos can be powerful. The brain processes images 60,000 times faster than text, and the more you understand an image, the more you can relate to it, he said. Theyre connecting people through image.Students compete for iPad with photo app Religion is going to be very individualized. Spirituality is going to be far more triumphant than organized religion.UF religion professor


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MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014 WWW.ALLIGATORSPORTS.ORG Hannah Rogers pitched a one-hitter in Florida softballs win against Texas A&M. Read the story on page 13.Gators in the NBAIn his teams 102-93 Game 1 victory over Chicago on Sunday, Washington Wizards guard Bradley Beal scored 13 points on 3-of-11 shooting. Meanwhile, Bulls center Joakim Noah recorded 10 points and 10 boards. SOPHOMORE POSTED A 9.9375 IN BARS FINALS. JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126After No. 1 Florida earned a share of its second-straight national title on Saturday, Bridget Sloan won a title of her own. The sophomore All-American became the 2014 NCAA uneven bars champion after posting a 9.9375 in the individual events tion Complex on Sunday. The victory marked Sloans third individual national title the most by a Florida gymnast after she claimed the balance beam (9.900) and all-around (39.600) titles in 2013. UF now has an individual event winner in each of the past four seasons. With the win on Sunday, Sloan posted meet-high or meet-high-tying scores on the bars eight different times this season. In addition to Sloans title on bars, the Pittsboro, Ind., native also tied for the sixthbest score on vault with a 9.9167. The sophomores outing came one day after Florida tied Oklahoma in the national championship with a score of 198.175 the highest recorded score since the championship began in 1982. Sloan was a key factor for the Gators in the Super Six, with all four of her routines earning scores of at least 9.900 on Saturday. But the all-arounder struggled in the postseason meets heading up to the national championship. After winning at least a share of ninestraight all-around titles, the beam got the best of Sloan late when it mattered most. The sophomore fell on beam during both the University Park Regional on April 5 and tive scores of 9.225 and 9.200 her two lowest totals of the season. But Sloan rebounded on beam in the championship meet scoring a 9.950 on the apparatus Saturday to tie for the meet-high with Nebraskas Emily Wong. Coming in (Saturday) personally, I had a lot of proving to do, Sloan said in a postgame interview Saturday. I didnt really so my team had so much trust in me and I kind of lost that. And when I got up there on the equipment, it wasnt Oh, man, am I going to make this? It was Im going to hit this routine, not just for myself, but for my team. Seniors Mackenzie Caquatto and Alaina during the individual events on Sunday. posting a 9.8875 score. The Naperville, Ill., native also placed 12th on the balance beam with a score of 9.8375. In her career, Caquatto competed in the individual events in each of the past three 2013 and 2014 while competing on beam in each of the last two years. last season had to settle for a sixth-place tied for 10th place on the balance beam with a 9.850 score. The senior all-arounder reached the indiat UF, winning the uneven bars event in 2013 Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffBridget Sloan performs on the uneven bars during UFs 198.125 197.625 win over LSU during on Feb. 21. Sloan was named the 2014 NCAA uneven bars champion during individual competition Sunday. BASEBALL JONATHAN CZUPRYNAlligator Staff Writer@jczuprynWith fewer than 24 hours sepaof the series against Georgia, the Gators bats came on strong Saturday and stayed hot through Sundays afternoon contest. Florida (27-13, 12-6 Southeastern game series sweep against Georgia (21-18-1, 7-10-1 SEC) since 2010 with its 10-3 victory on Sunday. Given a 7-1 lead after just two innings, sophomore Danny Young held the Bulldogs in check until the sixth inning Puk took the reigns and sealed the win. I think the tone was set early on today, coach Kevin OSullivan said after UF captured its sixth straight victory. Im really pleased that we really good second inning. That offensively distanced us a little bit early. Despite the lopsided score, the game was actually a comeback for the Gators, who were quickly in the hole after the Bulldogs knocked off two hits. Florida answered immediately behind Harrison Baders two-RBI triple and Braden Mattsons sacriYoungs advantage, the sophomore southpaw settled down and breezed through the second frame with two strikeouts and a nifty defensive stop of his own. For the next three innings, Young allowed one Although OSullivan said Youngs work was too much, he said he was pleased that his defense could help limit the runs while his offense provided plenty at the plate. runs of the game with a two-RBI trithe very next frame by recording an RBI single. The sophomore center a season-high three RBIs, a walk and a hit-by-pitch.Florida sweeps Georgia for first time since 2010 seasonSEE BASE, P A GE 14Bader Poll ResultsWill the Florida gymnastics team win the national title for the second straight season? 95% YES 5% NO22 total votes


JORDAN MCPHERSONAlligator Writer@J_McPherson1126 A radio broadcast contributed to this report. EDEN OTEROAlligator Writer@edenotero_lALLIGATORJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffHannah Rogers pitches during UFs 8-0 home win against Indiana on Feb. 22. Rogers pitched a shutout and struck out a season-high-tying nine batters during Floridas 8-0 victory against Texas A&M on Sunday. Jordan McPherson / Alligator Staff UF senior pitcher tosses one-hitter to cap off sweep of TAMURogers recorded nine strikeouts in winLA CROSSEFlorida clinches ALC title outright with victory at Northwestern


Bader, who was 1 for 7 in the previous two games against the Bulldogs, said with how often slumps are a part of the game, it is important to learn how to rebound and recover in time for the next matchup. go up and help the team any way I can, Bader said. Casey Turgeon chipped in offensively as well by homer. The Gators leadoff hitter scored all three times he It was a tough turnaround today, the junior second baseman said. We had two games yesterday, but we came out and played a good game today. The 21 total runs over the weekend are the most the Gators have had all season in a three-game series. And although the scoreboard indicates Florida had two errors, OSullivan still said he was pleased with the defensive effort after the Gators recorded four double plays to help bail out their pitchers. The Bulldogs managed to outhit the Gators 14-10 on they also left 24 runners on base compared to the Gators 15 stranded players. Youve got a chance to win three games, that doesnt happen very often, OSullivan said. Youve got to play good baseball and youve got to treat each game differis usually won or lost by one game. IAN COHENAlligator Writer@ibcohen5Florida set a new record on Friday, but it was probably one it is not too proud of. Gators were eliminated before reaching the Southeastern Conference tournament semiNo. 8 Texas A&M (19-5) upset No. 4 Florida (19-5) 4-3 in a rematch of an earlier regular-season meeting. The Gators swept the Aggies 4-0 in the matchup on Feb. 28, winning all but one singles match in straight sets. That was not the case over the weekend, as TAMU grabbed the doubles point and captured the necessary three single matches to keep its championship hopes alive. Florida had its fair share of chances despite losing the doubles point. At one point, it led 2-1, and at another juncture, it held a 3-2 advantage. But sophomore Brianna Morgan, playing on Court 1, was unable to gain an edge on No. 11 Cristina Stancu and ceded the match point to the Aggies. The scores were telling, coach Roland Thornqvist said. We won one set that went past 4-0 in singles. But even on the courts where we had opportunities, we didnt take advantage of them. Florida, the four-time defending SEC champions, fell to 69-8 all time in SEC Tournament play. It also lost the doubles point for the sixth time this year, falling to 1-5 when losing the doubles point. Weve worked quite a bit on becoming less predictable in our doubles play, Thornqvist said. Weve won a lot of trophies here by being durable in singles play, being consistent and perhaps on the conservative side in singles. So I think thats hurt us a little bit in our doubles play the past few years. Although we dont want to abandon what were trying to do in singles, we do need to be more unpredictable in our doubles play. 14, ALLIGATOR MONDAY, APRIL 21, 2014William A. England / Alligator StaffHarrison Bader bats during Floridas 3-2 win against Georgia on Saturday at McKethan Stadium. Bader recorded three RBIs against the Bulldogs on Sunday, with two coming on a triple. Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffBrianna Morgan hits the ball during Floridas 4-0 win over Harvard on Jan. 26. Morgan lost on Court 1 in Floridas 4-3 defeat to Texas A&M on Friday in the SEC Tournament. WOMENS TENNIS BASE, from page 12 FLORIDA LOST TO TAMU 4-2 ON SUNDAY. BRITNE MCCOYAlligator Writer@TheReporterGirlAfter a long run, Florida (159, 8-4 Southeastern Conference) fell 4-2 in the SEC Tournament championship game to Texas A&M (24-6, 10-2 SEC). The Aggies entered the match playing strong from the beginning, winning the doubles point with victories on Courts 2 and 3. The freshman duo of Maxx Lipman and Elliott Orkin fell and Shane Vinsant in a battle, 8-6. Soon after, the No. 78 TAMU duo of Jeremy Efferding and Jordan Szabo defeated UFs dalgo 8-4 to clinch the doubles point for the Aggies and give them a 1-0 advantage. I thought Texas A&M came out strong and they got on us in a couple of the doubles, particularly No. 1 and No. 3, and did a nice job in the key moments of the matches, coach Bryan Shelton said in a release. In singles, the Gators apFour of six Florida players matches. Despite the momentum change, TAMUs Jackson Withrow was still able to defeat No. 92 Orkin 6-4, 7-5 to give the Aggies a 2-0 lead. match came from Florent Diep, who defeated No. 14-ranked Adams 6-3, 6-4. Minutes later, Lipman came up big for Florida, evening the match up at 2 with his 6-3, 7-6 (5) win over No. 57 Efferding. Lipmans point was the last for the Gators. Both Gordon Watson and Alford fell to their opponents. Watson fell to No. 23 Shane Vinsant in three sets (1-6, 6-3, 6-0), while Alford fell 7-6, 6-3 to Szabo, who clinched the match and the 2013-2014 SEC title for the Aggies. In singles play, our guys responded like they always do and came back, Shelton said. We were up in almost every set of the matches from 1-6. We had opportunities on 5 and 6 where we didnt win the set, but overall, I felt like we competed really hard. We just didnt sustain anything long enough to really get the match today. Despite the loss, Alford and Diep were both named to the 2014 SEC All-Tournament team. Florida will learn its seeding in the NCAA Tournament on April 29 when the 2014 NCAA Mens Tennis Selection Show airs.UF mens tennis team drops SEC title match to Texas A&M The scores were telling. We won one set that went past 4-0 in singles. But even on the courts where we had opportunities, we didnt take advantage of them.Roland ThornqvistUF coach


LAWRENCE LAGUNAAlligator Writer@LagunaLawrence EMILY COCHRANE Alligator Writer @EmilySCochrane ALLIGATORJordan McPherson / Alligator StaffJayla Bostic talks with throws coach Steve Lemke after one of her hammer throw attempts during the Tom Jones Memorial Invite on Saturday at Percy Beard Track. Bostic won the hammer throw with a 57.20 meter throw.Emily Cochrane / Alligator StaffMaria Torres hits the ball during the SunTrust Gator Womens Golf Invitational on March 15. Torres TRACK AND FIELDJunior hammer thrower tops personal best at home event Gators womens golf team ties for 10th place at SECs Maria fought hard today after her own tough start, and her three birdies coming in on the back nine really showed what kind of a competitor she is. She had a great SEC Tournament and led our team.Emily GlaserUF coach


Adding the dropped score for broke Friday nights tie. event. stride. day. ing on two of the four events and was UFs third highest of the season. tory. knew they had won. other down and then once we ALLIGATOR Emily Cochrane / Alligator Staff GYM, from page 1 I had to calm myself those (10.0) routines and fun I had during those routines.UF gymnast