THURSDAY OCTOBER 29, 2015 Vol. L No. 6
Skeleton Clique turns out for Twenty Øne Piløts show. See review on Page 5.
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Ghost hunting at the Plunge, Monitor style SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor On a dark and sprinkling Tuesday night, Monitor Editor-in-chiefVanessa Luis, our good friend Trent Triskelion, and I decided to venture into the Hayward Plunge to try to contact the other side. If you wander up the trail about 200 yards, so the story goes, you will see minirockslides, find cold spots and dark shadows, and hear
children crying and pleading for help. There are rumors about a brutal murder here, although there is no evidence to support the story. As we pulled up, the light radiating from the neon sign on the front of the building lit up the parking lot, and we made our way to the back. With our flashlights and voice recorder we began walking down the path past the stage and toward the entrance of the walking trail,
Trent leading the way with her bag of barbecue potato chips. As we approached the stage area, I did all I could to attempt to talk the both of them out of doing this. Then we heard loud noises coming from the hillside. We all shot the light from our flashlights up and saw a deer. Vanessa walked up to the entrance of the trail to take a picture of the sign. She stood there, just snapping pictures,
but all of a sudden she ran back toward us. “I saw something moving in the bushes.” Vanessa said she’s pretty sure it was an animal, but the lack of sound of crunching leaves from a spot in heavy brush of course raises some questions. Now that we had some pictures, we decided to get some pictures of the Girl Scout cabin up at the top of the hill. This is where we talked about the legend and
tried to somewhat psych one another out. Of course, it wasn’t too hard to do that to me, since I was already freaking out. We walked back down, sat on a stone wall and ran an extremely short EVP session where we asked questions ranging from “How did you die” to “Can you tell me if there are mountain lions around?” Continued on Page 3
Ohlone will have six unisex bathrooms
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About 100 people came to hear Paul J. Clerkin, a researcher at the Pacific Shark Research Center at Moss Landing Marine Laboratories, speak about his work on Friday at the Newark campus. Clerkin, who has appeared on Discovery Channel’s Shark Week, has discovered new species of shark during his travels to the Indian Ocean.
The Fremont and Newark campuses will have a total of six unisex bathrooms open to students in the upcoming weeks. Two unisex bathrooms are currently available to staff and students in the president’s office, located in Building 27 on the Fremont campus. One is also available at the human resources office in Building 19, and another is available in the lower level of Hyman Hall. Within the next few weeks, a unisex bathroom will become available to students in FP-25. According to the administration, a specific lock is needed before the bathroom can be opened to students. There is one on the Newark campus, located in Wing 4. The plans for the Academic Core Project in the center of the Fremont campus call for unisex bathrooms in all the new buildings.
SFSU professor draws inspiration from family, experiences VANESSA LUIS Editor-in-chief It was a packed and energetic room when Javon Johnson began his set at Ohlone on Wednesday. More than 100 students and faculty turned out at 11: 45 a.m. in Room 7101 to see the San Francisco State University professor share some of his poems, which touch on the present condition of the black community within society. His pieces closely relate to the key elements of one of the more recognized civil rights movements, #black-
livesmatter. Johnson, who received his doctorate in Performance Studies at Northwestern University, is an assistant professor of Communication Studies at San Francisco State. He won back-to-back national poetry slam championships in 2003 and 2004, and has appeared on HBO’s Def Poetry Jam. Johnson focused his poetry on the black community, with pieces titled “cuz he’s black” and the follow up piece “cuz she’s black.”While the subject is very solemn, he allows a balance of humor in
his pieces that is refreshing and emphasizes the ability to laugh and smile in the face of oppression and pain. Other pieces touched on the subject of love, relationships, education and his future daughter. Johnson filled the time between his poems with some light-hearted stories. He spoke of his first-grade love, a man who attacked him with a water gun, his tendency to read and watch television at the same time, and ex-girlfriends. Continued on Page 2
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Professor Javon Johnson performs at Ohlone on Wednesday.
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NEWS BITES Ohlone to screen documentary A new documentary about post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by veterans will screen Nov. 9 at the Smith Center on the Fremont campus. The free screening of “That Which I Love Destroys Me,” written and directed by Ric Roman Waugh, will be from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m., followed by a panel conversation. The documentary focuses on two friends and special operations forces veterans who struggle with PTSD after returning home from combat. To watch the trailer, go to www.youtube.com/wa tch?v=wHvgfO9eT0A&fea ture=youtu.be. For more information, go to the movie’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/ TWILDM.
Newark to host gaming party Renegade Gaming will host the Halloween League of Legends World Championship Viewing Party all day Saturday at the Newark campus. Attendees can watch the International World Championship Finale of League of Legends live from Berlin in the Fremont Community Rooms on the second floor. Doors will open at 6:50 a.m. The event ends at 8 p.m. In addition to the championship coverage, Ohlone’s League of Legends team will play a best-of-three on-site match against their rival Esports team from Cal State East Bay. There also will be inhouse computer tournaments, raffles, food and a costume contest. The event, which costs $5, is open to anyone 13 and older. Children younger than 18 must be accompanied by an adult or guardian. For more information, go to the Facebook event page at www.facebook.com/ events/427654127434816.
EOPS publishes showcase Ohlone’s Extended Opportunity Programs and Services program has published “The EOPS Journey,” showcasing the program and students. Check it out at http://issuu.com/ohlone-college/ docs/theeopsjour ney ?e=8017878/30373119. – Compiled by Monitor staff
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The many faces of Professor Javon Johnson as he performs on the Fremont campus on Wednesday.
Johnson draws inspiration from experiences Continued from Page 1 He explains that he draws his inspiration from real experiences and family. “cuz he’s black” was written based on a real outing with his nephew, “cuz she’s black” was written in Nigeria after the news of his niece’s birth, and just after the movement #bringbackourgirls was launched in response to the kidnapping of more than 270 schoolgirls by Boko Haram. His art reflects how real life tragedies are woven into the fear of the future of loved
ones. In his poem “cuz she’s black,” Johnson said, “You should know that I prayed for you no less than 16 times in the first two weeks since your birth. And the scariest part of it all is I have yet to once ask for your happiness. I’ve been too busy praying that you have the strength to simply survive.” During the question and answer session, Johnson discussed the idea that certain people’s personal lives are also political and the fact that most of his set is based off this reality. An example
of this, used by Johnson, was Michael Brown. He explained that Brown already was considered a dangerous body because he was black. It is the idea that certain persons’ identities are wrapped up in political institutions. When asked, “Do all lives matter, or do black lives matter?” Johnson indicated that, of course, all lives matter, but
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The new speaker In a closed session on Wednesday, House Republicans elected Rep. Paul Ryan to succeed John Boehner as the Speaker of the House. After his run as the 2012 GOP vice presidential candidate, Ryan was content as chairman of the Ways and Means Committee until a few weeks ago, when his fellow GOP’ers called for him to run for the speakership. Ryan was at first hesitant to throw his name in for the position, seeing as the speakership, while an influential leadership position, is at times marred by the seemingly neverending turmoil of Congress. Ryan announced his bid for the position on Oct. 20, and easily won in a secret ballot Wednesday morning. Daniel Webster from Florida, a radical conser-
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licans. The more conservative members of the GOP disapproved of the bill, saying it did not go far enough in cutting spending. It was definitely a bill of compromise. One could even say… bipartisanship! That’s some shocking stuff, ladies and gentlemen. Luckily, this ends the looming threat of another government shutdown. At least for a little while longer. The passage of the bill serves as a sort of final act for Boehner, who has served in the House for half a century. There is no doubt Boehner used his exit leverage to get the bill passed. Meanwhile, the GOP held its third debate Wednesday night in Colorado, and it focused primarily on economic issues such as entitlement reform and the candidates’ tax plans. Surprisingly, Sen. Marco Rubio held his own, and some would say even surpassed expectations. So far, Rubio has fared well in the polls but lacked in the last two debates. However, on Wednesday night he came off as more presidential. He was met with huge applause when he blasted the mainstream media for being biased against conserva-
Of course, as any amateur “ghost hunters” can attest, we caught nothing on the recording. But as we asked our last question a loud crunching sound broke our silence. Our eyes shot up and saw a leaf falling from a tree. We all breathed a sigh of
relief and decided to leave. Although we experienced nothing that would be considered paranormal, this does not mean that other people haven’t. We did not venture onto the trail because it is trespassing after dark, and you should not trespass for any reason. Scare me @SamCamp08
Stagnaro named interim VP of Student Services
BRIANNE O’SULLIVAN News editor Leta Stagnaro, vice president of academic affairs, is now also serving as interim vice president of student services. Stagnaro took over for Ron Travenick, who has left the college. She will serve until another interim is found, or someone is hired full time for the position. Travenick is the second
vice president to leave Ohlone in as many months. Ron Little, vice president of administrative services, left in August after he was hired as vice chancellor of administrative services at Peralta Community College District. George Kozitza is serving as the interim vice president for administrative services while college officials search for a permanent replacement for Little.
tives, and he even had a back-and-forth with fellow Floridian Jeb Bush, who accused him of missing too many Senate votes and not being dedicated enough to his constituents. “Someone has convinced you that attacking me is going to help you,” Rubio shot back. It definitely didn’t help Bush, who just last week had to cut pay on his campaign across the board. While Bush may have started out as the heir apparent, his campaign has gone anything but smoothly. He is behind in the polls and money is tight. And, as seen Wednesday night, Bush flounders time and time again on stage. But, on the bright side, his fantasy football team is 7-0. Just in case any of you were wondering. And so, I will leave you with Mike Huckabee’s closing statement: “I do not want to walk my five grandkids through the charred remains of a country called America.” Want to talk shop? Tweet me @bri_osullivan
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vative, was his only opposition for the position. “This begins a new day in the House of Representatives,” Ryan announced after his appointment. “We are turning the page.” The hope is that the charismatic 45-year-old can unite the splintered Republican Party. Before Ryan was elected, Boehner declared that he would “clean the barn” for his predecessor. On Wednesday, a budget bill that increases spending limits for two years and expands the debt limit until March 2017 passed 266-167 in the House. The budget is $80 billion over the next 2 years. While the bill faced opposition from both sides of the aisle, Republicans and Democrats can both claim victory and defeat. Both military/defense and domestic spending were increased. The stalemate finally came to an end. For example, Democrats had to budge a little bit with aspects of Obamacare, while rural Republicans are upset with the deal because it cuts the crop insurance programs. The bill garnered substantial support from Democrats. Support was definitely more split among Repub-
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News bites Hey, friends. This week I wanted to cover a few exciting news bites for you all: • This month, “Halo 5 Guardians,” “Assassin’s Creed Syndicate,” “Rockband 4,” and “Guitar Hero Live” were all released. I’m excited and you should be, too. • Nintendo is partnering with DeNA on their first smart phone game, Miitomo, set to launch next year. • Activision is set to release “Call of Duty: Black Ops III” in November. There is so much exciting news with the release of this game. First off, for those of you who preorder, you can get the Nuke Town bonus map. Now, let’s talk story/campaign mode. Mark Lamia, studio head at Treyarch, said “the storytellers pushed the envelope” with a richer narrative and more content. Also, we can expect to see a four-player co-op in the campaign with customizable characters and new, unlockable weapons. There are also nine new specialist characters to choose from, with a custom look, weapon and ability. Finally, let’s talk about the zombie mode! Yes, zombie mode is returning with two separate storylines and sets of characters. • Renegade Gaming is having a Halloween League of Legends World Championship Viewing Party this Saturday from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Ohlone Newark Campus, second floor. They will be featuring the LOL World Championship Viewing, an ARAM (All Random All Mid, a PvP game mode in LOL, for noobs like myself) tournament, raffles, a Halloween costume/cosplay contest, and food. • Last but not least: how should you spend Halloween week? Look out for Halloween updates on your favorite games. Destiny introduced their special update for Halloween, “Festival of the Lost,” featuring new emotes and the chance to get the mystery bag. Also featuring Halloween updates are“Street Fighter 4,” “Minecraft” and “Fallout Shelter.” Play with me on the PlayStation Network: valarmorghulis8_
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The First Church O’ Rock ’n’ Roll members pose for a photo during the group’s reunion on Friday at the Macau Cultural Center in Niles
Rock ’n’ roll ‘church’ reunites in Niles SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor In the ’80s, historic Niles was home to one amazing hotspot of music. The First Church O’ Rock ’n’ Roll was home to many young musicians in the Fremont area. On Friday, the group held their first reunion show as a fundraiser with the group Protect Niles. Four bands played and rocked the stage at the Macau Cultural Center, the same
place the original church held its shows. The bands were made up of original members, Niles residents, and those who just hold Niles close to their hearts. Currently, there is a development project in the works that would put about 15 homes on one acre in the district. The Protect Niles group is pushing for the developers to produce an environmental impact study before going any further in their plans. They are fighting against what
they are calling the“urbanization of Niles.” The highlight of the night was when the last band, The Bungholes, took the stage. Comprised of all original members of the church, they played songs about growing up in the area, and growing up in a different time. What made this so magical was the look on everyone’s faces as they remembered the good times, the bad times and everything in between. Seeing old friends come
together again and catch up in conversation, talking about life and their kids, just put everything into perspective for me. Meeting everyone and hearing their stories reminded me that when all this was going on, they were no older than I am now. I only hope that one day I will have a magical experience like this with my friends. I will now leave you with the words of Reverend Joel Agnew: “Rhythm and blues, reggae and soul, love live rock and roll.”
Pianist Tao Lin to perform at Smith Center AGNES MADRIAGA Features editor
Classical pianist Tao Lin will perform at the Jackson Theatre at the Smith Center in Fremont on Nov. 7. Lin will perform works by Johannes Brahms, Frédéric Chopin and Franz Liszt at the concert, which begins at 8 p.m. Born in Shanghai, Lin began piano lessons at age 4 and gave his first public performance the following year. He has performed as a soloist with the Moscow Chamber Orchestra, the Winnipeg Symphony, the Miami Chamber Orchestra, the Knoxville Civic Orchestra and others. As a recitalist, Lin has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the National Gallery of Art, Rockefeller University, Izumi Hall in Osaka, Japan, and the Edvard Grieg Museum in Norway. Tickets cost $20 for the general public and $15 for seniors, students and staff. They are available from the box office or online at www. ohlone.edu/org/smithcenter. Parking costs $4.
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Pianist Tao Lin will perform at the Smith Center on the Fremont campus on Nov. 7.
FEATURES 5 Twenty Øne Piløts rocks the Fox MONITOR OCTOBER 29, 2015
MANIKA CASTERLINE Music correspondent At first glance, the lineup of artists for the Blurryface Tour may seem like an oddly fitting array of musical acts, in which the infectious tunes of Echosmith are haphazardly wedged between the schizophrenic pop duo Twenty Øne Piløts, who headline the tour, and the Bay Area’s own indie rock band Finish Ticket. However, a deeper look reveals why the Blurryface Tour sold out Oct. 17 and 18 at the Fox Theater in Oakland. Fans of Twenty Øne Piløts proudly tout the moniker of “skeleton clique.” Lead singer Tyler Joseph said on social media, “We are such a relatively small group of people, and whether we grow, shrink or stay the same, I love that about us. A good friend and respected journalist said to me, ‘It’s the only nonexclusive clique I’ve ever seen.’ ” This premise of inclusivity encompasses the acts chosen to open up the Blurryface tour as well. The Skeleton Clique arrived garbed as fullon TOP dopplegangers, sporting red beanies, black shirts and floral kimonos, aside from band merch. While in a line that wound around the Fox for hours, they taught one another the intricate secret handshake from the “Stressed Out” music video. Teen girls bulk bought lollipops and tacos from nearby stores and willingly shared with complete strangers while they were waiting. In all my experiences of going to small-venue shows and the random festival or two, I have never seen such a dedicated
fan base as the Clique. They look out for one another and are deeply bound through their shared love of Twenty One Piløts. Twenty Øne Piløts started their set with the lead track “Heavydirtysoul” off their latest album “Blurryface,” just as they did when they headlined the festival stage at Live 105’s BFD show back in June. However, the open-air
summertime show is leaps and bounds different from the overall production value and fan engagement I saw showcased on Oct. 18. Joseph and TOP drummer Josh Dun are known to have detachable stages where each of them can stand on top of the general admission pit while continuing to perform. This feat was done seamlessly throughout the majority
of the songs, including the aptly titled “Holding On To You,” when it was played at BFD. There was a deafening noise as Dun drummed atop me while I sang along at the Shoreline Amphitheatre and tried to capture an image worthy of being placed on my Instagram. On tour though, the time spent was limited to at most a minute or so here and there. I can guarantee,
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though, that if you ask any of the die-hard Skeleton Clique – some of whom attended both of the Oakland shows and spent the night outside the venue to position themselves at the front of the pit – they would consider it as a matter of quality over quantity, and perfectly sufficient. The tour theatrics were excellent, and offered an even higher level of stamina from Joseph and Dun. Dun soared in back flipping off a piano and Joseph was an acrobatic jumping bean leaping from all corners of the stage, as they proved their individual showmanship. Not one to exclude any part of the crowd, a masked Joseph made his way to the balcony during fan favorite “Car Radio.” He stood atop the balcony and yanked his mask off while the audience erupted into cheers. Joseph then took a moment to let down any rock star facade by smiling and pointing at a Skeleton Clique devotee before launching into the song’s chorus. Four smoke cannons blasted off and showered the Clique in red-andwhite confetti to conclude the encore track “Trees.” The duo closed out another powerful concert with the words, “We are Twenty One Piløts and so are you.” On Monday, Twenty Øne Piløts released dates for their upcoming Emotional Roadshow tour, which kicks off in May and includes a stop at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Tickets go on sale Friday. For more Blurryface tour coverage, check out Instagram user six.twentytwo
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Top, left to right: Echosmith, Twenty Øne Piløts and Finish Ticket perform at the Fox Theater in Oakland on Oct. 18. The sold-out concert was part of Twenty Øne Piløts’ Blurryface tour. Above-left: The crowd cheers Echosmith’s set. Above-right: A masked Twenty Øne Piløts drummer Josh Dun plays at the concert.
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Unsure about consent? Just ask
SAM CAMPBELL Opinions editor A couple weeks ago I read an article in the Los Angeles Times written by Carol Tarvis titled, “What We Talk About When We Talk About Rape.” “Our challenge is to accept what is valid in both perspectives,” she wrote. “We can vigorously pursue the goals of justice for rape victims and fairness for accused perpetrators.” Which is true; we should not automatically assume the accused is guilty. However, what this article went on to discuss bothered me immensely. The article discussed what is called “the dance of ambiguity,” and this is what I want to address. Consent is something that most people feel is hard to understand and get consistently, but it’s not. Here are the basics of consent: Did your partner say yes? Then you have consent. That’s it. Maybe does not count as consent. Last year, Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law the “Yes Means Yes” law, which affects any college campus that receives federal financial aid. This is one of the first laws to outline what consent is, and it says that one can not give consent to sexual activity if they are unconscious or under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In her article, Travis says, “The culture today, they say, encourages women to avoid taking responsibility for their part in sexual encounters. Look at the language we use when we blame men for ‘getting a woman drunk.’ Getting? What is she, an empty
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vessel with no ability to say she’s had enough?” This in and of itself is a problem. If a woman is drinking, she technically is not in a state where she can consent to sexual activity. “But that defeats the purpose of the bar scene!” That’s kind of the point. Most of these attacks happen when women and men are drunk. As we all know, alcohol impairs our ability to make cognitive decisions, and we are more likely to do things that we normally wouldn’t. This opens a door that should not be walked through. People scour the
bars and clubs looking for a hookup and an easy score. Taking advantage of people in a state in which they can not think straight is assault. People should be able to go out with friends without having to think about who may try to hook up with them. If you want to find someone, talk to people and get to know them; talk about sex when you are both sober and in a better state of mind. Ambiguity shouldn’t exist, and getting consent doesn’t have to be “unsexy.” If the only way you know how to ask for consent is a simple “Do you want to have sex with me?” then you need to
work on your dirty talk. If someone says maybe, then wait until they are ready. “Maybe” or “no” does not mean “convince me”! Talking someone into sex who isn’t ready is assault. People are allowed to change their mind in the middle of the action. People are allowed to say yes one day, and no another day. People are allowed to consent to one
form of sex, and not another. Consent can be withdrawn at any time. Please just keep these simple things in mind next time you’re trying to “score.” Consent is not a hard concept to grasp; if you feel like ambiguity is floating around in the air or if you’re unsure if you have consent, just ask. Still have questions? @ SamCamp08
AMBIGUITY SHOULDN’T EXIST, AND GETTING CONSENT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE `UNSEXY’
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The Ohlone volleyball team cheers on women’s water polo team on Wednesday afternoon. Volleyball won their game Wednesday night.
Volleyball team downs De Anza 3-0 CRISTIAN MEDINA Sports editor The Ohlone volleyball team added another “W” to the win column on Wednesday night, and rose higher in the standings. The Renegades defeated De Anza 3 sets to none and moved above 500 with a 4-3 record. They are now in third place in the CoastSouth Conference with five games remaining. Ohlone dominated the first set, winning 25-12, but found themselves facing a De Anza team that wouldn’t quit. De Anza fought hard for the next two sets and made the
Renegades work for the sweep. Ultimately, Ohlone won the next two sets 2523 and 25-21. Sophomores Alexis Chang and Jenni Brochu led the team to victory, with 9 kills each. Brochu also finished with 6 digs. Leading the team with 22 assists was sophomore setter Camaryn Bricker. The Renegades will look to gain ground in the standings when they take on a very tough Gavilan team on Friday. Ohlone will have their work cut out for them as Gavilan is 6-1 and has already beaten them once this season 3-0.
GAME RESULTS Wednesday
SETS De Anza Ohlone
1st 2nd 3rd Final 12 23 21 0 25 25 25 3
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WINS 7 6 4 4 2 1 0
LOSSES 0 1 3 3 5 6 6
WOMEN’S WATER POLO FALLS TO MERCED
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Top-left: Ohlone women’s water polo player Jackie Capie races to gain possession of the ball in the Renegades’ loss to Merced College on Wednesday. Top-right: An Ohlone player snags the ball. Above-left: An Ohlone defender goes to block a shot. Above-right: Capie fights for the ball.
The Golden State Warriors, fresh off their NBA Championship, opened the regular season Tuesday night against last year’s first-round playoff opponent New Orleans Pelicans. Along with being presented with championship rings, the Dubs hung their first championship banner in Oracle Arena since 1975. 2015 MVP Steph Curry had a monster start to the season, dropping 40 points as the Warriors beat the Pelicans 111-95. Golden State will have a lot to prove this season amid criticism that they “got lucky” in last year’s playoffs not having to play teams like the Clippers and Spurs. Despite this, they are more than expected to defend their title and repeat as champions. The World Series is underway. Last year’s American League pennant winners, the Kansas City Royals, are back to take the crown after falling to the San Francisco Giants. Their opponent is a young New York Mets, who boast one of the best pitching trios in baseball - Matt Harvey, rookie Noah Syndergaard, and last season’s NL rookie of the year Jacob deGrom. After a 14-inning Game 1 win for the Royals and a 7-1 rout in Game 2, Kansas City has a 2-0 series lead with the series moving to New York. The Royals have been able to tame two of the Mets’ aces thus far, and look to do so again in Game 3 to put themselves within one win of winning this year’s Fall Classic. Derek Carr and Amari Cooper continue to impress as the Oakland Raiders beat division rival San Diego Chargers on Sunday, moving to 3-3 on the season. The quarterback-wide receiver duo are showing promise for the team for years to come. Across the bay, the San Francisco 49ers’ season of problems continued as they fell to rival Seattle Seahawks at home 20-3. Jerry Rice commented on the team’s woes and even said that the team might want to bench the struggling quarterback Colin Kaepernick temporarily just to shake things up. With a dismal 2-5 record, one can only think whether the Niners will go to the draft board in 2016 in search of a new signal caller. *Cough cough*Jared Goff*Cough cough*