December 5, 2021
  • 7:00 am Outstanding Professor Award Recipient’s Mic Drop Moment at Last Month’s Virtual Ceremony
  • 9:10 am Bookworms of the World Unite!
  • 7:46 pm Breaking News: All Students Living in Campus Housing Required to Receive COVID-19 Vaccine
  • 9:00 am CSUDH Esports Creates International Competition
  • 9:35 am Spring Commencement Ceremonies Get Brighter
  • 3:46 pm Breaking News: Spring Commencement Ceremonies Recieve Stadium Upgrade
  • 8:00 am Testing the Teachers (and All the Educators)
  • 9:30 am CSUDH Educators and School Employees, Vaccinated Next
  • 10:30 am For White People Only: Anti-Racism Workshop Addresses Racial Bias and Unity
  • 2:43 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 10:02 am Straight Down the Chimney and Into Your (Digital) Hands: Special Holiday Edition of The Bulletin!
  • 2:44 pm Did You Wake up Looking this Beautiful?
  • 11:43 am A Long History for University’s Newest Major
  • 5:15 pm Issue 5 of Bulletin Live! Collector’s Item! Worth its Weight in Digital Paper!
  • 4:06 pm Special Election Issue
  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
  • 9:49 am Issue 3 of CSUDH Bulletin Live if You Want It
  • 3:24 pm Hispanic Heritage Month Update
  • 2:00 pm South Bay Economic Forecast Goes Virtual
  • 3:52 pm BREAKING NEWS: Classes for Spring to be Online, CSU Chancellor Announces
  • 9:39 am “Strikes” and Solidarity
  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
  • 8:30 am Will the Bulletin Make Today Tomorrow?
  • 9:04 am Different Neighborhoods Warrant Rubber Bullets or Traffic Control For Protesters
  • 5:07 pm STAFF EDITORIAL: Even Socially Distant, We All Have to Work Together
  • 5:47 pm Transcript of CSUDH President Parham’s Coronavirus Announcement
  • 10:46 am Cal State Long Beach Suspends Face-to-Face Classes; CSUDH Discussing Contingency Plans
  • 5:26 pm Things Black People Should be Able to Get Away with This Month
  • 10:25 am Latinx Students Need a Place to Call Home
  • 2:35 pm Will Time Run Out Before Funds for PEGS? [UPDATED]
  • 8:41 am Year of the Rat? What’s That?
  • 6:20 am Artist Who Gave Life to Death and Inspired Countless Others Gets His Due at Dominguez Hills
  • 5:16 pm Why I’m Rooting for Dr. Cornel West
  • 5:00 pm Under Fire from the Feds, Vaping’s Future is Cloudy
  • 3:28 pm We’re Going to Need a Bigger Boat; Tsunami 3.0 Hits Campus, Enrollment Swells
  • 1:22 pm THE FIRST ISSUE OF THE BULLETIN IS HERE
  • 4:48 pm University Weathering a Wave of New Students
  • 9:21 pm The Bulletin’s Public Records Request Offers Springboard to Launch Gender Equity Discussion at CSUDH
  • 4:27 pm Black is the New Black: Raising the Capital on the “B” Word
  • 10:53 am Guns Up for Arrest: Student advocacy group pushes for CSU No Gun Zones–Including the Police
  • 4:09 pm Staff Editorial: Words on the First
  • 8:42 pm Carson Mayor Blasts Media, Landmark Libel Case in Keynote Address
  • 9:27 am Free Speech Week Calendar of Events Update
  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
  • 3:06 pm Work To Be Done
  • 5:56 pm ASI Elections: What You Need to Know
  • 8:02 pm CSUDH President Parham Announces Cancer Diagnosis
  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
  • 9:13 pm Free Speech or Free Hate area?
  • 9:08 pm CSUDH’s Best & Brightest Shine at Student Research Day
  • 9:05 pm Academic Senate Approves Gender Equity Task Force
  • 12:37 pm When Dr. Davis speaks, Toros Pay Close Attention
  • 3:38 pm Investing in the Future: Dr. Thomas A. Parham Reflects on the Past Eight Months and Contemplates​ the University’s Future
  • 3:24 pm Green Olive to Open By End of Feb; Starbucks Not Until Fall
  • 3:20 pm Gov. Newsom’s Proposed Budget Hailed for Extensive Funding Increases
  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
  • 2:54 pm The Other Route in Professional Sports
  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
  • 3:36 pm Career Center Holds Major/Minor Fair
  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 1:54 pm What is one thing that you’re grateful for this year? What is something that 2021 has taught you?
  • 1:10 pm The obstacles and achievements of first-generation students
  • 12:42 pm Seasonal Depression: The Scrooge of Mental Health
  • 12:34 pm Body Positivity: Staying Afloat During the Holidays
  • 1:53 pm Annual ‘Totes for Tots’ Initiative Aims to Give Back to the Community

 Vote, vote, vote. Election Day is on November 3. Photo by Markus Winkler, Unsplash

By Iracema Navarro, Politics Editor

As I watched tonight’s presidential debate and listened to uninterrupted plans and comments from the candidates, I finished the debates with a sense of clarity. Tomorrow, I plan on submitting my mail-in ballot in one of the secure ballot dropbox and join the over 47 million mail-in votes already received.

I usually wait until the last presidential debate to finalize my mail-in ballot because I have more clarity on what to expect for the country. NBC News White House correspondent Kristen Welker moderated a successful debate with the help of the candidates knowing they could be muted. My father and I made a pact to vote together at the polling place, a tradition but this year will be our first to mail our ballots because of the current pandemic.

It didn’t take much but one disaster of a presidential debate for the Commission for Presidential Debates to realize there is a mute button. A button that students, parents, and businesses have been using since the beginning of the pandemic where most of life has transitioned into the virtual world. A technique introduced to the debate for the first time but something many eligible voters were imaginarily hitting on the first presidential debate, or even on their remote.

In this debate, however, people were muted and civilized.

President Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden debated for over 90 minutes about the current issues affecting the country such as COVID-19 response and healthcare, foreign affairs and interference in political elections, and issues about race and immigration. Biden had more direct messages with eye contact and looking straight to the camera, whereas Trump was once again in the offense position by questioning Biden’s financial and political dealings.

The position Trump was holding didn’t help him. There are Americans who want to know what another four years of Trump’s administration will look like than Biden’s son’s international dealings. 

Biden informed the public of his healthcare plan being Obamacare plus a public option because he supports private practices. His plan would be “competition” to insurance companies. Over 20 million Americans are covered under the Affordable Care Act and Trump wants to terminate it and make a more “beautiful” one. 

Trump continued ensuring the public that a coronavirus vaccine is coming, soon, and he will release all of his taxes, soon. Nearly 300,000 coronavirus deaths to date, Trump presumed strongly when stating he was “immune” after contracting the virus. He questioned Biden’s many years of political service stating actions talk louder than words.

The question then is, when? Is there a timeframe? What is the developed plan Trump managed to create in these past four years in the White House for a healthcare plan? Biden wants to piggyback from Obamacare and change it to Bidencare but the Obama/Biden administration also promised an immigration policy that was never delivered.

With over 12 million out of work, Congress was mentioned in the debate with Biden demanding the status of the HEROES Act proposed earlier this summer. Democratic-led House of Representatives passed the act in May but the bill has not been moved by the Republican-led Senate. With the majority of unemployed being women and people of color, Americans have had to survive on unemployment benefits and a $1,200 check that was passed in March through the CARES Act.

Responsibility and character were mentioned by both candidates. Trump removed himself and Biden from the fault of the virus but taking full responsibility for the impact.

The final question asked by Kristen Welker on how the candidates will address Americans on Inauguration Day, summed up the debate. Trump’s message was his plan would prevail and Biden’s wouldn’t. Biden’s message was that he will be an American president for all, not only to those who voted for him.

Tonight, voters won and now they must vote.

Vote.

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