September 17, 2020
  • 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]
  • 5:18 pm Greatness Personified: Remembering Kobe Bryant
  • 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
  • 8:00 am Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Booted Out of the Bubble: Clippers Postseason Ends in Round 2 (again)
  • 8:00 am Politics, A Sensitive Subject Because It Matters
  • 7:48 pm COVID-19 Self-Screening Hits iToro App
  • 2:57 pm SDSU Aztecs Football Taking Over Carson’s Dignity Health Sports Park in 2021
  • 9:50 am Free Flu Shots Available For Current Students
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“Kamala Harris” by Gage Skidmore is licensed with CC BY-SA 2.0 by Jasmine Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief When Joe Biden announced Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate at the 2020 Democratic Convention a few weeks back, a flood of emotions washed through me. Some were positive, and some were, well,less so. Her decades-long career as a […]

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Food Drive volunteers that helped prepare 52 crates of food to feed 52 families that were impacted by COVID-19. Photo courtesy of Miriam Ruiz, Elder in the Church. By Melany J. Ruiz, Staff Reporter For the past six months, I missed going to church. I’ve always loved the early 9 a.m. mornings that consisted of […]

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Kobe Bryant Special Edition 24 Oil Paint by Carina Noyola. By Carina Noyola and Anthony Vasquez, Staff Reporters Sneaker culture has become less about the freedom of expression and more about who can gain the most profit for resellers and fans are upset. This topic of conversation made headlines as fans who grew up watching […]

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Nearly 300 people participated in last week’s healing event. Courtesy photo. By Iracema Navarro, Political Editor A healing and solidarity event designed to serve as a bridge between faculty, staff, and students to support social change and anti-racism Thursday drew nearly a capacity virtual crowd of 300. The “It Takes a Village Black Lives Matter Healing and […]

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K-pop fans at a Got7 Concert at The Forum.  Photo by Jasmine Nguyen By Jasmine Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief There’s always a pit in my stomach when I see the words “K-pop Stans” trending on Twitter or in a headline.  Maybe it’s due to flashbacking to my very intense phase of enjoying Korean idols and pop culture […]

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April 25, 2019 staff editorial in the CSUDH Bulletin, which the Associated Press callously failed to mention in yesterday’s announcement… The Associated Press, which heavily influences word usage at media outlets in this country and across the world, announced yesterday that, after years of contentious debate, it will now capitalize the B in Black if […]

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A look inside the Toro Dreamers Success Center, during a 2019 arts competition event co-hosted by External Relations and Congresswoman Diaz Barragán. Photo courtesy of Lisa Sueki By Brenda Fernanda Verano, News Editor  Editor Note: The writer is an undocumented student. The approximately 750,000 undocumented immigrants across the country brought to the U.S. as children […]

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Thousands attended a Long Beach protest earlier this month. Photo By Destiny Jackson By Destiny Jackson “Being black is having a good day and then seeing another black person was killed for no reason. Then you have to think about/talk about that all day. Or don’t and numb yourself. It’s a constant emotional war.” – […]

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Photo: Poster, circa 1970 By Jasmine Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief One of the three officers who stood silently the night of May 25 in Minneapolis as another officer pressed his knee to the neck of George Floyd for nearly nine minutes, was Tou Thao. Thao is Hmong,  a Southeast Asian ethnic group that resides in Vietnam and […]

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By Velia Salazar, Staff Reporter Growing up, there were times I thought I only existed in cartoons. That’s what my TV told me. While there were plenty of white faces on TV representing every facet of life, the only brown-skinned faces I saw were of cartoon characters. While very young, the only Latina I saw […]

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By Jasmine Nguyen, Culture Editor As May approaches, I find myself excited for Asian American and Pacific Islander heritage month to celebrate with my community. But this year, it took a different turn for many, especially with the rise of Asian-based hate crimes and the cancelation of many AAPI events due to COVID-19. It’s hard […]

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Photo by Nova Blanco-Rico. By Destiny Torres and Yeymy Garcia, Staff Editors The future may be uncertain for California State University, Dominguez Hills, and the next semester, but the Latinx center is still confirmed to be coming this fall.  On March 3, about 50 students, faculty, and alumni gathered to share El Comité’s, a group […]

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By Robert Rios, News Editor I have been good friends with someone for five years. We’d crossed paths before, but we never really talked. But when I finally chose to get to know him, I learned he was pretty cool. He liked helping and caring for people, whatever their issue might be. And I was […]

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The Head Man (left), Johnny Velasquez from the Jicarilla Apache Nation, led all the other dancers into the arena at last year’s pow wow. Photo by Glenn Marshall. By Yeymy Garcia, Managing Editor The elemental sounds of nature replicated by the flute and drums, the powerful singing of those who call to their ancestors, and […]

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By Jordan Darling, Editor-in-Chief She was smaller than me, her blue eyes were set in a wrinkled face and her smile was soft. She tapped my Star of David and nodded her head, “You must be Ashkenazi.” It was a simple connection, one that stemmed from a shared faith and a shared culture.  Her name […]

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Photo courtesy of Brian Cantero. By Destiny Torres, Arts & Lifestyle Editor Growing up in South Los Angeles, Bryan Cantero listened to a vast variety of music, but growing up in a Mexican household, the music that filled the walls of his home have always been corridos, traditional Mexican folk ballads.  Cantero is a senior […]

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Phuong Nguyen and his wife, Phuoc Nguyen, in the 1970s. Photo courtesy of Phuong Nguyen. By Jasmine Nguyen, Culture Editor The small coastal village of Phuoc Tinh was thrown into chaos. The relatively quiet community made up of fishermen had remained peaceful throughout the conflict between the Communist and Southern Vietnamese army.  But as the month […]

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By Ulises Rodriguez Just by reading the title, I’m going to let you know that I will suffer the ultimate consequence and get a chancla (sandal) thrown at me. Oh yes, every Mexican’s worst fear until they leave the house their mother runs… the chancla. But who knew that our mother’s artillery practice (which has […]

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illustration courtesy of Morgan Payne By Destiny Jackson The world went to hell and now we all have to suffer the consequences by staying inside. There’s a lot of lists floating out there about what to DO during the COVID-19 pandemic but not many about what we shouldn’t be doing, ironically, of course.  Just remember: […]

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By Jordan Darling, Editor-in-Chief Wednesday, April 8 marked the beginning of the week-long Jewish holiday Passover,  the commemoration of the Israelites leaving Egypt and breaking the bonds of slavery through the grace of God. For 2,000 years the Jewish people have gathered despite hardship, persecution, and uncertainty,  including Russian pogroms in the 19th Century and […]

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By Jasmine Nguyen, Culture Editor A month ago I wrote about the growing xenophobic behavior towards Asian Americans due to the now pandemic of COVID-19. Back in February, it was a few uncomfortable glances and unfunny tweets on Twitter but now as the virus has fully become a crisis for many Americans, the xenophobia against […]

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by Jasmine Nguyen For the first time since I was probably 10, my whole family is under one roof. That’s what you get when you’re practicing social distancing, and everyone is working from home for the foreseeable future.     So you have me, my younger sister, my father and my two grandparents in one home.  The […]

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Illustration by Andrea Mendez By Andrea Mendez, Staff Reporter “Yo Hago Lo Que Me Da La Gana (YHLQMDLG)” was the album title that Reggaeton sensation, Bad Bunny announced on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Feb. 27. Translating to “I do whatever I want,” there is no lie that this rapper does what he […]

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Illustration by Andrea Mendez-Ochoa by Jasmine Nguyen  “Small, weak, submissive and erotically alluring…eyes almond-shaped for mystery, black for suffering, wide-spaced for innocence, high cheekbones swelling like bruises, cherry lips….she’s fun you see, and so uncomplicated.” What could this quote be describing? A doll? Some cartoon characters? Hello Kitty? No, this quote from a 1990 article […]

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By Yesenia Flores Not too long ago, I noticed that women apologize for some of the most unnecessary situations. If you were to stop and pay close attention, you would also recognize that some women say sorry a ridiculous amount of times. I realized I was apologizing far too much after an encounter with an […]

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by Angelica Mozol, Social Media Manager In 2020, it’s hard to believe there was a time when everything was either male or female and that was that. Every day there seems to be something new to discover and learn about identities and means of self-expression. Facebook recently added 50 different gender options that offer a […]

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By Andrea Mendez, Staff Reporter Don’t be fooled by the name of the latest exhibit drawn from the vast material housed in the CSUDH Gerth Archives and Special Collections. “Will the Circle be Unbroken: The Sacred Music of the African Diaspora,” is rooted in the history of the massive Black migration across America from 1940 […]

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By Jasmine Nguyen, Culture Editor Women’s History Month has quickly arrived, which means you have the whole month of March to respect women, I know a daunting task but! If you have time to spare after that and are looking for some ways to entertain yourself and uplift women’s narratives, these eight films might be […]

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Vice President of Student Affairs William Franklin met with about 50 students and faculty Tuesday evening. Pictured here with Chicano/a studies major and member of El Comité, Janneth Najera. Photo Cred: Nova Blanco-Rico. By Destiny Torres and Yeymy Garcia, Staff Editors “I can’t remember how many times I’ve wanted to drop out over the past […]

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Illustration by Dillion Payne By Destiny Jackson, Freelance Writer Being black and existing has its challenges. But being black and existing during the month of February is like trying to press your hair, only for it to start raining as soon as you leave the house. You did the best you could given the situation. […]

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Janneth Najera, member of El Comité, speaking to the committee in the borrowed space of the QCRC about the absence of their own center. Photo Cred: Nova Blanco-Rico. By Yeymy Garcia and Destiny Torres, Staff Editors  California State University, Dominguez Hills President Thomas A. Parham says he hasn’t been on a campus in 30 years […]

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By Taylor HelmesAssistant News Editor Black History Month is commemorated at college campuses across the country, but at CSUDH it has even more significance. Originally planned to be in Palos Verdes, former California Gov. Pat Brown opted to move the campus to its present location in order to give people in the socio-economically challenged communities […]

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By Yesenia Flores, Freelance Writer Having a female body is a unique experience and menstruation is just one of its natural processes. So why are people ashamed to talk about it? For the simple fact that society portrays it as repulsive and gross. The mere use of pretty blue liquid in period advertisements delegitimizes what […]

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Director Jozben Barrett (left) works with some of the cast from “Seven Guitars” (Clockwise from top: Jordan Hyman, Tevin Jackson (standing), Nisey Turner and Irene Jones. Photo Cred: Sarai Henriquez By Sarai Henriquez, Assistant Culture Editor As an artist and an educator, one of Jozben Barrett’s driving focuses is to tell the untold, or under-told, […]

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By Jessica Olvera, Co-Sports Editor Inspire. Encourage. Empower. #SheBelieves. From the time I was little, I always wanted something to believe in, whether that was in my parents, myself, friends, athletes or something that I couldn’t see but feel.  I wanted to be inspired and part of something that was greater than myself. Sure, I […]

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By Taylor Helmes, Assistant News Editor The impact and influence of musical genres brought to Los Angeles as part of the post-World War II Second Great Migration of African American’s is the focus of a reception Thursday, Feb. 20 celebrating an ongoing exhibit, “Will the Circle Be Unbroken: the Sacred Music of the African Diaspora.” […]

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By Jordan Darling, Editor-in-Chief Intro Future CSUDH students could be in for a new GE requirement on a state level and a CSU level. An Ethnic Studies bill requiring a three-unit course in the subject as part of the graduation requirements for California State University students is awaiting its fate in the California Senate. If […]

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By Jasmine Nguyen, Culture Editor  The film “Parasite” has garnered various amounts of praise throughout its run. Starting from winning the Palme d’Or at the 2019 Cannes Film, to receiving six nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards, which include best picture and best director. But there might be one big flaw in this otherwise perfect […]

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By: Jasmine Nguyen, Culture Editor The symptoms of the Coronavirus include fever, cough, or shortness of breath and can lead to pneumonia.  Another symptom that may occur is xenophobia.  Well, that’s according to a now-deleted Instagram post courtesy of the University Health Services last week at the University of California, Berkeley. The post stated that […]

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By: Destiny Torres, Arts & Lifestyle Editor As society shifts in an effort to be more inclusive and welcoming of all people, the Queer Culture & Resource Center at CSUDH have focused their efforts on spreading awareness and education. The QCRC developed a program to train departments, groups, and organizations to understand non-binary, gender “X”, […]

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Photo by Vladislav Vasnetsov from Pexels By Jasmine Nguyen, co-opinion editor There’s always a sense of dread that comes with taking down your Christmas decorations — things just seem to get duller. The time of festive celebrations that bring families and communities together transitions into one where events like the Super Bowl, March Madness and […]

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Transgender Remembrance Altar at CSUDH’s Queer Culture & Resource Center. Photo taken by Nova Blanco-Rico. By Angelica Mozol, Staff Writer As Transgender Awareness Month recently came to an end this past November, there are many things to keep in mind about how we can offer our support and become better allies.  When looking for support, […]

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By Robin Renay Bolton, Co-Opinion Editor I can’t speak for all women, but the thought of going to my gynecologist’s office fills me with absolute dread. It’s cold, sterile and completely unwelcoming. There’s a nice nurse who takes your weight and height, asks a million questions about your sex life and then sits you in […]

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By Dayzsha LinoStaff Reporter In celebration of a landmark bill that passed over 50 years ago, students gathered at the LSU East Walkway Thursday, Nov. 7 for the First Annual First-Generation College Student Celebration.  The event was held to commemorate first-generation college students for their perseverance and hard work on campus. Snacks and refreshments were […]

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By Destiny TorresStaff ReporterOne of my favorite ways to spend cold days, at least as cold as it gets in Los Angeles, is by cozying up with a good book.  Back in high school, I was hardly exposed to books by Latinx authors. As a result, supporting Latinx artists and celebrating my culture has become […]

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By Yesenia Flores, Staff Writer Patriarchy is most likely what The Cure’s song, “Boys Don’t Cry,” was inspired by. It is a hierarchy in which the male holds the upmost power and has the final say in all things. In the household, it is he who is seen as the figure of authority because he […]

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By Robin Renay Bolton, Co-opinion Editor  The last two years have been all about change for me. I quit a job I had been at for seven years. After three years at a community college, I transferred to CSUDH. And most importantly, after years of being a slave to flat irons and pressing combs on […]

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By Yeymy Garcia, Managing Editor Thanksgiving and the enormous turkey, heaping piles of mashed potatoes, giving thanks to friends and family (maybe) and then braving the nightmare of Black Friday shopping (definitely) are familiar traditions to many this month. But one campus organization is more interested this month in honoring the past and respecting the […]

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“We acknowledge that the land on which we are gathered here today is the home and traditional land belonging to the Tongva Nation. Today we come with respect and gratitude for the Tongva people who still consider themselves the caretakers of this land. It is through their examples that we are reminded of our greater […]

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By: Angelica Mozol, Social Media Manager & Destiny Torres, Staff Reporter University Police are seeking any witnesses who saw suspicious activity the night of Nov. 7 and morning of Nov. 8 around the entrance of the Queer Culture and Resource Center in the Loker Student Union. A symbol was found Nov. 8 that has been […]

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