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Stoppage Time Ep. 5: Now With Kung Fu Grip

Stoppage Time presents Episode 5 of Stoppage Time: Now with KUNG-FU GRIP.

Vince, Leo and Dezz talk about the big matchups over the weekend including Arsenal beating Manchester United, Jurgen Klopp and the suspension of FIFA president Step Ladder (aka Sepp Bladder)

Evening Update Thurs Oct. 8

Ventura County is preparing for an emergency response if the predicted El Nino brings heavy rain, flooding, and debris flows.

The F-B-I and the Justice Department say encryption technology in smartphones makes it more difficult to monitor and intercept messages from criminal suspects.

Mental health issues are widespread for teenagers in the juvenile justice system.

A 310-thousand dollar federal grant will help the Camarillo Airport with a major resurfacing project.

The city of Long Beach moves up in the rankings for the quality of its parks.

Sundial Radio Hour Oct. 9

UNITED STATES - FEBRUARY 26: Dr. Ben Carson speaks to address the crowd at CPAC in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 26, 2015. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call) Getty Images

Dr. Ben Carson doesn’t think school shootings are funny.
Pluto has has blue skies and frozen water.
Harry Potter comes to Apple.
Vin Scully won’t return for Dodger’s playoffs.


Alex Razo

Miracle Evans

Cammeron Parish


Sanchez lifts women’s soccer to their first conference victory

Matadors Cynthia Sanchez, middle, celebrates her first goal in the second half against the UC Irvine Anteaters on Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015 in Northridge, Calif. Sanchez has scored two goals in the second half of the game resulting a 2-0 victory over the Anteaters. Photo credit: David Hawkins

Thanks to some second half heroics by sophomore forward Cynthia Sanchez, CSUN (8-5-1, 1-0-1) was able to snap their three-game winless streak by defeating the UC Irvine Anteaters (5-7-1, 1-1) by a score of 2-0.

Early on, the Anteaters controlled possession and pace, taking four of the first five shots in the first 15 minutes.

However, the Matadors were undeterred, as the Anteaters came up empty handed on each of those tries.

“I couldn’t be more proud of how the team played as far as the character, attitude and their commitment to defense,” said CSUN head coach Keith West.

In spite of the fast offensive start by UC Irvine, the Matadors would gain their footing and bounce back, taking six more shots to the Anteaters’ one in the final 30 minutes of the half.

But just like the the Anteaters, the Matadors would come away with no goals, leading to a 0-0 tie going into the second half.

But after an evenly played first half, sophomore forward Cynthia Sanchez took the game into her own hands in the second half.

Following an exchange of shots by CSUN and UC Irvine, Sanchez was able to find the back of the net after striking the ball off a volley, slipping it past UC Irvine senior goalkeeper Corey Tobin into the bottom left corner of the goal.

After Sanchez’s goal, the Anteaters put their foot on the gas, attempting four of the next five shots, but CSUN’s defense held.

With the Anteaters’ focus shifted to scoring, their defense began to open up, providing Sanchez and the Matadors another chance at scoring.

That chance was realized in the 72nd minute when Sanchez streaked down the field to beat the goalkeeper on a one-on-one matchup.

Her goal not only put the Matadors up by two goals—and effectively sealed the game—but also put her atop the CSUN record books for most goals scored in a single season.

“I’m just trying my best, I’m just trying to help the team,” said Sanchez, downplaying her accolades.

Although the scoring record and victory was a reason for praise and celebration, Sanchez and the Matadors understood that the game was much closer than the scoreline suggested.

“We’re going to take what we learned from this game, which was that, we may not have played the best soccer,” said Sanchez. “But we did bring enough energy to get the result that we wanted.”

The Anteaters even outshot the Matadors 13-15, and had more saves with 4-3. With those disadvantages showing themselves, the result is a teaching point moving forward, rather than an example of excellence.

“The girls played hard [and] we dodged some bullets out there,” said West. “But I think that’s a testament to the character of our team.”

The Matadors will try to make it two in a row against the Cal Poly Mustangs at 1 p.m. on Sunday at the Matador Soccer Field.

Letter to the editor: investigate first, notify after

Campus Crime Alert: Sexual Assault
CSUN Police Department distributed this crime alert through email on Tuesday, Oct. 6. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

I am writing in response to a recent opinion piece in the Sundial entitled, “Where Was the Urgency?” The subject matter was the recent off campus sexual assault reported to the Los Angeles Police Department [LAPD] and an older on campus report of a sexual assault in CSUN housing. There are some very inaccurate statements and assumptions in this opinion piece that I feel compelled to answer as Chief of Police.

First, let me remind all readers that rape, often referred to as sexual assault, is treated with strict confidentiality which, under law, is the right of the victim. This means, on a practical level, police agencies, regardless of jurisdiction, cannot divulge details which could lead to the identity of the victim. This includes everything from a victim’s name, to the exact location of a rape and the circumstances surrounding the crime. What we can provide is information that a crime happened, general area where it happened, suspect description, possibly some very general circumstances and crime tips which are customized to deter that type of situation from happening. At times, suspect description is vague but the description is reported as described by the victim – however detailed or however vague.

Second, the writer of the opinion piece stated that no notifications for the rape in the University Park Apartments were sent out. This is highly inaccurate. The rape occurred on Saturday, Sept. 26 at 4 a.m. but was not reported to CSUN Police Services until the next day, Sunday, Sept. 27. A crime alert notification was issued on Sept. 28.

On Saturday Oct. 3, a CSUN student reported to the LAPD that she had been the victim of a rape off campus in the alleyway between Prairie Street and Vincennes Street, just west of Reseda Boulevard. She had left the area of the Big Show but the exact circumstances of why she left are not clearly known. Some are engaging in speculation that she was turned away or left on her own by friends. These details are part of the LAPD investigation and are not as yet known for a certainty. Speculation reported as fact, as it is in this opinion piece [the CSUN student was prevented from entering Big Show], is neither helpful or necessarily accurate. When the actual facts of the investigation become known, and if the information can be released without giving away the identity of the victim, then this information may be reported.

Contrary to the opinion piece, a crime alert for this rape was issued by Police Services on Oct. 5 and again, with a bit more detail which became known, on Oct. 6.

Despite the fact that the rape in the alley involved a CSUN student, it is still an LAPD investigation of a confidential matter. Regardless of the campus desire for all of the details, that simply cannot happen due to the legal requirements of confidentiality.

In situations where details of a crime cannot be released for reasons of law, it is very important to pay close attention to the crime prevention tips in the crime alerts or fall back on crime prevention information from our training classes for students on Rape Aggression Defense, etc. Our educational programs are listed in flyers, online and through postings. If you desire to speak to someone in Police Services on personal safety, we are always available to do so.

Anne P. Glavin

Chief of Police

Chair, CSU Police Chiefs


National Coming Out Day event held in the USU by the Pride Center

(Greg Gilbert/Seattle Times/MCT)

The Pride Center commemorated the 27th anniversary of National Coming Out Day in the University Student Union South Patio, then called the Pride Patio, with an “Express Yourself” wall, a photo booth and photo sleeve-decorating activities.

A “Proud to Be…” variety show started at 6 p.m. inside the Grand Salon with performances by CSUN a capella group Acasola, poets and comedians before students engaged in a LGBTQ history trivia game with prizes.

Coming out may not seem like a paramount step in the fight for equality, according to the Human Rights Campaign, but when people know someone who is LGBTQ, they are far more likely to support equality under the law.

The National Coming Out Day event is celebrated every year to honor the anniversary of the National March on Washington for lesbian and gay rights.

“It’s important to have events like this because it shows the different identities and diversity our campus possesses, not just racial identities, but other identities that our students have,” said USU Pride Center Event Assistant Kayla Chambers. “It’s important to celebrate.”

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, negative attitudes toward LGBTQ people put these youth at increased risk for violence compared with other students. These experiences can include behaviors such as bullying, teasing, harassment, physical assault and suicide-related behaviors.

The CDC also states that it is essentially important for LGBTQ individuals to attend a school that creates a safe and supportive learning environment for all students, as this helps them achieve good grades and maintain good mental and physical health.

“This exciting event is for students to celebrate and be proud of their identities and who they are,” said Sarina Loeb, Pride Center coordinator. “We here at CSUN want to help build a more inclusive campus, and this is one more important step forward to that goal.”

The Trevor Project, which provides crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to LGBTQ youth, says that LGBTQ youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide than their straight counterparts and four to six times more likely to suffer injury, poisoning or overdose that requires treatment from a doctor or nurse from these attempts.

The Pride Center at CSUN supports LGBTQ students, faculty and staff. For more information about the Pride Center or the “Proud to Be…” event, please visit the Pride Center website.


Dodgers playoff berth has CSUN students cautiously optimistic

CSUN student shows off Dodger shirt on campus.
CSUN freshman Broadcast major, Robert Husby, shows his Dodger pride on campus. Photo credit: Curtis Poindexter

The Los Angeles Dodgers have clinched a playoff berth and CSUN students are excited, but they also remain weary.

Making the playoffs is not a new occurrence for the L.A, Dodgers, but last two postseasons have been disappointing outings. In 2013 and 2014, the Dodgers have not made it past the first round of the NLDS, falling to the St. Louis Cardinals both times.

Although making the playoffs is no easy feat, the Dodgers are held to the L.A. standard of pro sports, championship or bust.

However, the Dodgers boast one of the most loaded teams in a long time, they are led by their one-two-punch pitching rotation, with Cy Young winners Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke.

Despite having two of the best regular season pitchers on the roster, the reigning MVP Clayton Kershaw has struggled in the postseason. In 2014 Kershaw finished the regular season with a 1.77 ERA, in the second round loss to the Cardinals Kershaw finished with a dreadful 7.23 ERA. Kershaw is also winless in his last four playoff starts.

Although it’s almost a foregone conclusion in the MLB that Kershaw is the best pitcher in the league, many Dodgers fans remain pessimistic.

“I’m so ready for the playoffs,” said CSUN junior psychology major Dan Mayo. “But Clayton [Kershaw] needs to not choke in the postseason. “

Many argue it’s the first time in years that the Dodgers have another stud pitcher, and that Clayton shouldered all the pressure in previous outings.

This season the dodgers have another ace pitcher in Greinke, who is on the short list for the 2015 NL Cy Young award.

Many fans think Greinke’s success will elevate the Dodgers to the World Series.

“Zack is extremely underrated,” said undeclared freshman Adam Horne. “I think his [Greinke] all-star play will relieve the pressure Kershaw is under.”

They have also managed to amass one of the hardest hitting, and youngest, batting rotations. Led by all stars like Adrian Gonzalez, recently acquired Howie Kendrick, and the young up-and-coming players Cory Seager and Joc Pedersen, the Dodgers have a platoon of clutch hitters.

“Friday can’t come any sooner,” Horne said.

The Dodgers and Clayton Kershaw will open postseason play at 6 p.m., Friday, as they host the New York Mets and starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom.

Men’s soccer can’t get first conference win, leaves UC Davis with 1-1 draw

CSUN goalkeeper Adam Hobbs blocks opposing soccer ball.
Senior goalkeeper Adam Hobbs was instrumental in preserving a 1-1 draw against the UC Davis Aggies on Thursday night. Photo credit: File Photo/The Sundial

After dropping their first two conference games last week, the CSUN men’s soccer team (4-5-2, 0-2-1) avoided another loss, but still left winless in the Big West, after drawing with the UC Davis Aggies (5-6-1, 1-1-1), 1-1.

In a game where their defense was under siege, it was actually the Matadors who were the aggressors up front in the first half.

CSUN actually took four of the first five shots over the course of the opening 30 minutes of the match.

Then at the 37-minute mark, junior midfielder Nicholas Camacho was able to connect with sophomore forward Jeremy Degraffenreidt, to give Degraffenreidt his first goal of the season and the Matadors a 1-0 lead heading into halftime.

However, coming out of the locker room, the teams seemed to switch roles with the Aggies becoming the far more aggressive offensive team.

The Aggies had almost as many shots in the second half (10) than the Matadors did all game (11).

However, the Matadors defense, and particularly senior goalkeeper Adam Hobbs, stood firm for most of the period, with Hobbs having five saves in the half.

But with so many opportunities, the Aggies broke through in the form of a 54th-minute goal by sophomore forward Evan Barrett.

Following the goal, UC Davis kept the pressure on for the rest of the period, attempting eight more shots, but the Matadors withstood the attack and allowed no more goals.

With the game tied after two periods, the game went into two overtime sessions where the Matadors offense was completely taken out of the game.

As the Aggies continued to attack the CSUN defense, taking five shots in both overtime periods, the Matadors only mustered one in that span.

But again, Hobbs was spectacular, adding another five saves in extra time, to preserve a draw.

Although the result may not be what the Matadors wanted after losing their first two conference games, a draw is an auspicious end to a game in which CSUN saw their offense disappear in the second half.

The Matadors continue their search for a conference win when they travel on to Sacramento to play the Sacramento State Hornets at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

App of the day: Food.com

Cartoon of male holding a phone that reads

Going to school Monday through Friday can make a dent in your wallet and grocery lists are difficult to generate without looking in your kitchen. Luckily, there’s an app out there that can help you find recipes and make grocery lists for you right away.

Food.com is an app available for iPhone and android users that could be a life saver for CSUN students and it is free to download. You can search for recipes based on what you like, if you have a specific diet, or what main ingredient you would want to use.

Sure there are several apps that have recipes, but you can add a recipe to your ‘grocery list’ and have a list ready for you when you hit the grocery stores. Not only that, you can get results of grocery stores around you and if they have any deals that you can take advantage of.

You can even set up a plan of what to cook for the week, to make your life more simple because midterms are creeping up. The recipes have the time it takes to make them and reviews to read before you take the time to make the dish.

With every app comes some disadvantages and luckily this one doesn’t have too many. There are some annoying ads that you can’t get rid of and if you don’t have an account with food.com they will keep bugging you with the pop up to make one. The other downside is that their recipes are limited, but they have recipes that sound tasty.

The majority of the recipes are simple for any college student to make, you don’t have to be a top chef to make a macaroni salad. If you are on a budget and like to plan your meals out for the week, this is the app for you.

Sundial Radio Hour Oct 8., 2015

Selena Gomez posing for pictures at London on September 20th.
Selena Gomez arrives at the Louis Vuitton Series 3 exhibition launch on Sept. 20, 2015 in London. (Doug Peters/Abaca Press/TNS)

The Sundial Radio Hour – news summaries for the day, today. Here are the headlines:

– CSU and Faculty Union at odds over salary negotiations.
– Top candidate to replace Speaker Boehner steps out of race.
– Study shows less sleep = more weight gain.
– Selena Gomez reveals she has Lupus.


Daniel Shin

Jasmin Robinson

Angelica Pedraza

CSU and CFA Mediation Unsuccessful

File Photo / The Sundial

The California State University Board of Trustees and the California Faculty Association met today for their Oct. 8 mediation in Sacramento to reach a compromise regarding salary negotiations for all Cal State Faculty.

Unfortunately no settlement was made so both groups will be moving on to the fact-finding process.

“We basically discussed if the CSU was going to budge on any of their offers, and they said no,” said Antonio Gallo, CSUN lecturer and member of the CFA bargaining committee. “They didn’t even counter offer. They stuck to the two percent because they said that’s all they can give.”

During the fact-finding process, a neutral third party is chosen to hear both sides. Representatives are then selected from each bargaining team to gather information and issue a report to a neutral third party. The neutral third party then writes a report that recommends how the settlement could be compromised.

“Whenever we have gone to fact-finding in the past, the CSU never sided with the fact-finders decision, even though they select their own representative,” Gallo said. “The thing that we find is every time it comes down to fact-finding, they side with the CFA.”

As of now, no date has been selected for fact-finding.

If fact-finding proves to be unsuccessful, there will be a 10-day media blackout. After the blackout the parties will present their best and final offer.

If no agreement is made, the idea of a strike remains a possibility. The CFA will vote Oct. 19 to determine if they will go on strike if they are unable to settle.

“Of course we are hoping not to strike, and I am sure if you ask most faculty members they don’t want to,” Gallo said. “They love what they do, but they need to be properly compensated.”

Penny For Your Thoughts Ep. 3

The Sundial Logo: News, Sports, Lifestyle

The boys hit the booth to discuss “Netflix and chill,” relationship queues, and sexual performance.

What is good sex?