December 5, 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
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  • 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
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  • 8:30 am March Into History: Just 5 in 1970, CSUDH Growth Shaped by Historic Event
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  • 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?
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 9:47 am CSUDH Art Professor’s 20-Year Journey Results in First Local Showing of Film
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  • 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
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  • 3:08 pm Out of the Classroom: Labor and Community Organizing Course Aims to Teach Students How to Organize for Social Justice
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  • 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
  • 1:30 pm What to Expect When You’re Expecting New Buildings
  • 1:54 pm What is one thing that you’re grateful for this year? What is something that 2021 has taught you?
  • 1:10 pm The obstacles and achievements of first-generation students
  • 12:42 pm Seasonal Depression: The Scrooge of Mental Health
  • 12:34 pm Body Positivity: Staying Afloat During the Holidays
  • 1:53 pm Annual ‘Totes for Tots’ Initiative Aims to Give Back to the Community

Jasmine Nguyen, Senior Editor, receiving red envelopes from her grandparents.

By Jasmine Nguyen, Senior Editor, and Daniel Tom, Contributing Writer

Jasmine Nguyen:

The Year of the Rat has passed by, and it has not been a very lucky one, at least for these two Bulletin writers. Various holidays have passed, like Easter, Halloween, and even Christmas. But Covid-19 has finally affected Lunar New Year and it does not seem to be changing now that it’s the Year of the Ox. The holiday which is celebrated by various Asian countries, like China, Japan, Vietnam, and many more, is focused on family and embracing traditions but the usually festive holiday has been scaled down drastically due to the pandemic.

Tết or Lunar New Years, has always been my favorite holiday. It was a mixture of my favorite things: seeing family, eating good, and most importantly, getting money. It’s one of the holidays that I always enjoyed celebrating and sharing my culture through, also gloating about the red envelopes filled with cash was always fun.

But like most events in the past 11 months, this year, Tết was different. There were no big parties with extended family, no trips to Little Saigon to see lion dancers, and no sitting through hours and hours of uncles gambling and drinking before I could go home. It didn’t really feel like Tết and I was disappointed at the lack of festivities.

Instead, my aunts and uncles all met up at my grandparents’ home to receive red envelopes. Rather than all filing into the house, we had to sit in plastic chairs while my great grandfather sat in the middle at a safe distance and passed out the lucky money. There were no long speeches from my grandfather, bad jokes from my uncles, or awkward small talk with my second cousins. It took about 15 minutes altogether.

But I think the heart of what makes Tết my favorite holiday still remains. I got to see my family, (even if it was six feet apart), coo over my baby cousins, and my grandmother still made sure to pack food for everyone to bring home. While it was definitely a more subdued version of the holiday, it only makes me more eager at the hope of attending Tết again next year.

It’s one of the holidays that I always enjoyed celebrating and sharing my culture through…

Jasmine Nguyen

Daniel Tom:

A lot has changed in the last year. Gone are the big celebrations, sitting around the table with your family and friends sharing stories while feasting on chow fun, Mongolian beef, and Peking duck. In previous years, when I wasn’t working, My family and I typically went to a traditional Chinese restaurant where we sat together, talking amongst ourselves and enjoying each other’s company. All of this occurred while bowls of rice, tea, and countless other food dishes were passed around the table. Alas, things have changed.

Instead, under the current circumstances, a traditional Chinese New Year in the Tom household was replaced by Panda Express takeout and red envelope exchanges via Venmo.

Like many big holiday celebrations, COVID-19 has changed how we live our lives. Not doing the traditional family meal and exchanging red envelopes hand in hand was an eerie sight. But, still being able to celebrate even in the smallest ways with those that mean the most is more than sentimental.



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