April 13, 2021
  • 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
  • 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
  • 4:51 pm Banishing Imposter Syndrome and Owning Your Greatness
  • 4:39 pm CSUDH campus bookstore never closed, so where are the students?
  • 8:31 pm 2021 ASI Elections: Low Turnout Doesn’t Dampen Incoming President’s Enthusiasm
  • 11:40 am VIRTUALLY SPEAKING: A look at some upcoming campus events
  • 9:00 am The Road of Endless Majors

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 inspired by his positive attitude, that someday the world would come together and there’d be no more turmoil.

We’ve had a steady schedule, meeting up once a week, and celebrating his life. It helps me realize that he’s got my back and I’ve got his. 

But in our current situation, that face-to-face bond has been broken, and it’s a little weird trying to communicate with him. He’s such an inspiration to me that without that contact, it’s made me unmotivated to do my work or get up in the morning. We get to video chat every Sunday, but it’s not the same. 

I miss my friend Jesus Christ of Nazareth. 

I was used to seeing Jesus at my parish and listening to the words of God once a week. But as of March 13, the Archdiocese of Los Angeles announced it was lifting from its parishioners the obligation of attending Sunday Mass for the foreseeable future. This, to me, is a  blow to the Catholic community because it negates our weekly ritual of community celebration.

For example, every Easter, my family and I usually go to a long mass on Saturday and wake up Sunday morning to celebrate the return of Jesus, but this year we watched a church stream and then had a special dinner at my house. It was not much, but it was the only thing we could do.   

My grandparents have missed going to church early in the morning and coming home to relax. My 76-year-old grandma is very invested in the religion, so it hurts her that she is not allowed to go to our church, let alone go outside anywhere. 

My own dilemma with not going to a mass in person is that watching it on a Youtube live stream makes me lose concentration with what the priest is talking about. This hurts me more because I have never been the best Catholic, but I’ve persisted all these years, attempting to get closer to the Holy Trinity. I guess in some way my commitment to see Jesus once a week has helped me grow as a person, but I don’t feel like I’ve fulfilled God’s plan for me in my life. 

But I still believe in God and that there is a goodness in the world. On Easter Sunday I watched  the live stream and the father in the mass was talking about how the coronavirus is affecting millions but how we as a community will be OK. I believe him, but in the back on my mind it just seems all sad. I am trying to rely on my faith to keep my spirits up, but it’s difficult. I know God means well and he will protect us in the end, yet I still can’t shake this timid spirit because when I look out my windows of my room all I see are gloomy skies and empty streets. 

But even though I’m stuck at home, and it’s harder to feel as close to my friend Jesus, I know he is still by my side, that my relationship to him will never be disconnected, and he will help all of us get through these challenging times. 

Even though this pandemic is keeping me from visiting him in his house, I know that he has another home inside me, and can visit anytime I let him in.



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