July 5, 2020
  • 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
  • 9:00 am Women’s Resource Center Bridges Transformative Justice and the Toro Community
  • 4:00 pm How K-pop Stans Became Superpoliticized
  • 2:45 pm Toro on the “Today” show
  • 9:00 am America’s Pastime Returns To The Diamond
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By Sarai Henriquez, Assistant Culture Editor

Wash my hands? OK. If that’s the main way this virus with the funny name perfect for memes (Heineken bottle wearing a medical mask in front of a Corona bottle) will affect me, no big deal, right?

It’s a big deal now. As one of my professors, Dr. Brant Burkey, told our class shortly before our unplanned break, we are now “living in confusing times,” and we have to take it seriously.

As a senior, I’m disappointed. My grandparents in El Salvador, so proud of their granddaughter graduating from an American university, won’t see it.  I had to cancel a trip to New York City with my boyfriend. No Disneyland for a while.

But none of that compares to  people losing their jobs, or nothing feeling normal, of having no idea what the future holds.

I am scared. Not of the virus, but reactions to its threat. Last week it was hoarding toilet paper. What happens if the power goes out?

It’s easy to imagine any terrible tomorrow bringing out the worst in people, but so hard to imagine one where the worst brings out our best.      Yet, it is possible, but imagining, hoping and wishing won’t make it happen.

Only our actions will.

AWashington Post story last week began with worst-case scenarios from experts. But, there was a “scary but empowering truth,” in those scientific models, the story continued, “that what happens next depends largely on [the] 328 millions inhabitants of this country–all making tiny decisions on a daily basis with outsize consequences for our collective future.”

Getting through, or not getting through, this  depends on what we as students, teachers, mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters choose.

 I am choosing to stay at home as much as possible to keep from being infected or infecting others. To wash my hands regularly and thoroughly. To not surrender to fear or anxiety but to consider how I can help others instead of expecting help from them.

And to my fellow seniors? We may not walk in May in front of our families  as  proud graduating seniors, but we can walk through this crisis with our heads held high, recognizing and appreciating the dignity and respect every human being deserves.

Yes, we are living in scary  and confusing times; but it’s also our time to rise and overcome the first real test of our generation.

It’s in all of our hands.      

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