October 29, 2020
  • 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]
  • 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
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  • 6:02 am Food for Thought: 40% of Students are Food Insecure
  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
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  • 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
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  • 5:34 pm After Unexpected Delay, Undocumented Becomes More Intimate Theatrical Production
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  • 9:09 am A Week of Virtual Celebration Coming To CSUDH for all First-Generations Students
  • 8:00 am The Lightning Rod: Herbert leads Bolts to victory over Jags
  • 4:53 pm ASI Tackles Student Conduct, Passes Resolution Supporting Philippine Human Rights and Approves Student Elections Timeline
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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: just because we have all this “free” time doesn’t mean we should be doing EVERY thing.

  1. Homework & Free Classes 

Most schools and universities cross-country have closed their doors and reemerged online. What started out as a blessing (ie: not worrying about driving, commuting or staying awake in class) has now morphed itself into a nightmare second life. Over 20 prestigious universities (Yale, Princeton and Brown to name a few) and a couple popular language learning apps have teamed up to offer hundreds of courses online for free. Are you kidding me? Sure, it might sound like a good idea to get smart during the pandemic, but you’re telling me 1) that these rich, privileged schools can just make their classes available to everyone but still have an acceptance rate of less than 8 percent? And 2) while these platforms offering free services are inherently good, trying to expend any more brain cells on something that isn’t searching every store between San Clemente and Cerritos (I’m OC) for toilet paper is almost impossible. 

  1. Be Black and have White Roommates 

OK, this is extremely specific to me. But, if you are somewhere out there in the same situation… it’s almost like walking on pins and needles. My roommates are kind and I have no major issues with them yet, but ever since the lockdown, it’s like every day is Black History Month in my house and not in the celebratory sense. My two roommates have asked me to cook “Black Breakfast.: And what is that, you ask? Apparently it’s cornbread, grits, bacon and some eggs. We’ve also managed to cycle through the Harry Potter series on blu-ray (a series known for very few Black wizards) and every time one of them would pop up on the screen (whether it be in the background or streamline) I would hear one of them say “this is my favorite scene!”

  1. Watch Movies

I hear you, watching movies is probably the best thing to do during the pandemic. I know plenty of people who are knocking out their Netflix-AFI-Top-100-Oscar-winning watchlists. I went through a lot of films on Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime and Disney+ (the four streaming horsemen) and all it does is make me miss going to the movie theater. I miss going to the movies the way you miss an ex-boyfriend soon after a breakup: Stupidly. But if you must, Universal and Sony have stepped up to the plate to bring us some of their upcoming films like “Antebellum,” “Emma”  and “Trolls World Tour’” No word on Disney releasing its upcoming remake of “Mulan” or Marvel’s “Black Widow.”

  1. Hold a Seance 

I don’t want to conjure up ghosts in my house any time, especially when I’m stuck there  24/7. But I see you clowns on Instagram and Twitter doing ouija board challenges. I get that you’re bored, but even it’s a joke, if I see one of y’all doing this on my timeline again I’ll make sure to send you into the afterlife.

  1. Cook Bland Food 

Now that some of our favorite local restaurants have shuttered, and we are trying to save money on eating out,  try expanding your use of flavors and seasonings. Please, for the love of God, don’t be afraid to use garlic powder, bell peppers, or paprika. We have nothing but THYME (get it?) now, don’t be afraid to use it. 

  1. Work out 

There are tons of articles out there about getting into your best “quarantine body.” You can find me pumping the weight of anxiety through my veins, running marathons to the stores to make sure I can find eggs, milk and Lysol spray. I’m not exerting myself beyond that. Bitch, it’s OK, we’re in a pandemic. Have a cookie. Or several.

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