September 19, 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
  • 7:06 pm Part Two of the Bulletin’s Epic Five-Part Series on Diversity in Superhero Comic Books: Focus on LGBTQ Representation
  • 5:46 pm To Celebrate Pride Month Here’s Part 2 of the Bulletin’s Series on Diversity in Comic Books–No, Make That Friday
  • 9:00 am Letter From The Editors

We applaud your patience but what we honor is your wisdom. For you obviously know that putting out a college newspaper, digital or otherwise, is a challenge especially during a pandemic. Those reasons include:

  1. No two members of the staff being in the same room as each other at any point in the last 15 months.
  2. Communicating via email and Zoom primarily.
  3. Announcing a multi-part series in early April with the next installment coming in a few days but nearly two months later, part 2 still not there.

Well, we’re about to make up for the last part. In our e-edition that published April 8, there were two quite different pages in that issue, designed by our designer Joseph Witrago. They looked like this. (You can find less blurry images on the issue link on Issuu, on pages 11 and 12.

And there was another story that ran just online, which included a cool timeline of the evolution of Black superheroes.

The column in the second page just above sort of explained what was going on. This was the first part of a three-part series exploring the issue of diversity in superhero comic books. Part one included the introductory page on the right and the story that started all of this: a feature on a Carson store that specializes in Black pop culture, with its major focus on Black superheroes.

That story, which was pitched by staff reporter Ben Gomez in the first staff meeting of the semester, back in late January, was supposed to run in our second issue. Then it got pushed to the third issue. Then it got turned into a three-part series on diversity, which the first part scheduled for the fourth issue, followed two weeks by part two, and then two weeks after that by part three.

Well, none of that happened. Except the series ballooned into five parts. But only one has been published thus far.

Until this Friday, when the long-awaited, eagerly anticipated “Putting the Color Into Comics” series (which really makes no sense considering the respective parts) returns with a look at LGBTQIA representation. Then, next week, part three, about disabled representation, will publish Monday, June 7, followed by part 4, gender representation, on Wednesday, June 9.

And then on June 11, the last installment: a deeper look at ethnic diversity, where we will also tackle the question that maybe should have been addressed in the first one: Should anyone even care about diversity in superhero comic books?

That’s a valid question, we think, in a time when superheroes as a commodity have never been bigger in popular culture, as evidenced by the movies, TV shows, video games, amusement park tie-ins, and on and on,but where actual sales of superhero-oriented comic books are at one of their lowest ebbs in the industry’s 80-year history, with graphic novels now outselling them, and manga rapidly approaching their levels. (Yes, that was quite a long sentence. Appreciate that you stayed on board).

See you this Friday!

But we can’t sign off without a gallery of images of the Bulletin’s very own superhero: Baby Teddy, first created by Darlene Maes in March of last year, when news of the campus shutdown broke. Through all the ups and downs and uncertainties and frustration and everything else the past 15 months, Baby Teddy was our beacon, our anchor, our fixed star in the heavenly firmament reminding and inspiring us by merely being, and living up to his motto:

“Hey, times are tough, but no self-respecting bull is going to let any amount of bullshit beat him down. We put the bull in it!”

Baby Teddy
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