March 25, 2023
  • 12:08 pm Fall Convocation 2022: “The State of this University is Strong”
  • 9:37 pm Ogrin Brings the Thunder in Toros 12-3 rout; team plays for playoff championship tomorrow
  • 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!
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  • 4:03 pm Three best Latinx Halloween & Horror Short Films available now on HBO Max
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  • 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
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  • 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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  • 3:12 pm Academic Senate Rejects CSU GE Task Force & Report
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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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  • 9:05 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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  • 9:02 am Hail to the New Chief, CSUDH President Thomas Parham
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It’s only been three weeks since the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. That means it’s only been three weeks since we saw the videos of children hiding, some trying to save their peers’ lives and teachers sacrificing themselves for their students. Just three weeks since we saw the names and faces of 17 victims appear in front of us.

When are we, as a country, going to stop needing to have the post-incident conversation about mass shootings, and especially school shootings? Are we not tired of this yet?

As a student-run organization, we at The Bulletin most certainly are.

In California alone, several junior high and high schools have had attempted school shootings, some resulting in fatalities. At colleges in Los Angeles, we have seen five people killed at Santa Monica College in 2013 and one person killed on campus at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2016.

The number of mass shootings in America is on the rise. Not just every year, but every month. According to The Washington Post, since the mass shooting on Aug. 1, 1966 at the University of Texas there have been 150 shootings with four or more people killed.

“Since then, the number has risen dramatically, and many of the deadliest shooting have occurred within the past few years.”

We could get into all the reasons why this is happening, but that would lead us to nowhere and we’re not here to argue. None of that solves the problem.

The problem is simple: No person should ever go to school, or anywhere for that matter, and worry about being shot. As a possible, but a bad, solution, some right-leaning politicians have offered the idea of arming teachers.

How would arming teachers solve anything? Across the country, we have teachers that are underpaid and struggling to teach. Giving them guns would speak volumes about our thoughts on teachers.

Instead of giving teachers the salaries they deserve, we’re going to give them guns and expect them to worry about it every day?

People are joking about it on social media, but this is serious. Not all teachers are to be trusted with a firearm in a classroom. Many don’t even want the responsibility of having any type of weapon in their possession and definitely not on school grounds.

“They’re being hired to teach, not to handle a weapon,” said S.G., a CSUDH faculty member who did not want their full name used. “Are they going to keep it in the classroom? Are students going to know about it? This is a safety hazard. What if a student knows where the weapon is and they get upset? Having a gun in the classroom may hurt the situation more than it would help it.”

Instead of trying to put this type of responsibility on teachers, why not try to solve the problem with some type of legislation such as extensive background checks and, more than anything, the banning of all semi-automatic assault rifles. Isn’t this what we’re all paying taxes for anyway? For politicians, faculty and whoever else to make sure everyone they represent is safe?

Finding a solution to this problem feels out of our hands, so, until something is done on Capitol Hill or in state legislatures, we are all going to have to rely on our fight-or-flight instincts to save us.


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