STAFF EDITORIAL: FAKE NEWS

Our campus made national “news” a few weeks ago. But if you’re not a follower of Breitbart.com, Accuracy in Academia, Campus Reform or Fox 11, you probably missed it. But don’t worry: you didn’t miss anything important. Because it wasn’t even close to being real news. It was a report, spread by those outlets, used to publicly shame and digitally flame a CSUDH professor for … Continue reading STAFF EDITORIAL: FAKE NEWS

Title IX officer fights discrimination while advocating for inclusivity

By Julissa James

Staff Writer

Photo Credit Zak Hailey 

Late last year, Elizabeth Schrock was hired as Cal State Dominguez Hills’ Title IX officer.

     In her position, Schrock helps to uphold the 1972 federal law that prohibits discrimination, violence or harassment based on sex or gender in public education institutions.

     This includes overseeing ongoing Title IX investigations and working with the university to provide resources for victims of sexual assault, dating, domestic violence and stalking on campus.

     Schrock agreed to participate in a question-and-answer session with The Bulletin. Her answers have been edited for space.

Q: Some students are unsure of what Title IX is. Are there any clarifications you want to make? 

A: One of the most common responses when I ask students what they know about Title IX is that it has something to do with gender equity in athletics. It encompasses that, but it’s so much broader. Basically, it includes students of all gender identities, including women, men, transgender and other non-binary individuals and (making sure they) have equal access to educational opportunities, which includes creating prevention programs aiming to stop incidents from occurring, as well as making sure to appropriately respond to the incidents that do happen.

Q: What is your personal connection to sex/gender based issues (if any)?

A: Like many of us, I’ve had close friends, family members and colleagues who have had difficult experiences within the systems that they’ve needed in a crisis, such as university administrative processes, judicial or criminal justice processes and healthcare systems. I know how complex these systems are, oftentimes making them confusing to navigate, especially after something traumatic or upsetting. Hearing about Continue reading “Title IX officer fights discrimination while advocating for inclusivity”

An idea worth exploring: Free community college

STAFF EDITORIAL The American Dream is alive in California. Life is now indeed a dream come true for San Francisco residents, at least for those who want to attend community college. Anyone who has lived in the Bay Area city for a year or longer, regardless of their income, will have free enrollment at San Francisco City College (SFCC) starting in fall 2017. Yes, you … Continue reading An idea worth exploring: Free community college

The women’s march invigorated me and my ‘sisters’

By Judy Camarillo Staff Writer Photo Credit: Judy Camarillo, L.A Women’s March on January 21,2017 Jan. 21 was a perfect day to be out on the beautiful streets of downtown Los Angeles. After days of pouring rain, the sun finally came out in preparation for a historical movement against President Trump. The city had hundreds of thousands of women in opposition to limited women’s health … Continue reading The women’s march invigorated me and my ‘sisters’

The press looks out for all of us

STAFF EDITORIAL With the national climate becoming more bizarre by the day, Twitter serving as an actual news source for a good portion of our population, and false information littering the Internet, the need for ethical, legitimate journalism is more critical than ever. Granted, those in the media have a tough job right now. With the leader of our nation declaring war on the press, … Continue reading The press looks out for all of us

Cal State tuition hike paints bleak future

STAFF EDITORIAL Once again, students attending one of the 23 CSU campuses are facing a potential tuition increase. Word of the tuition hike floated around at a CSU Board of Trustees meeting last month. However, more-official discussion on if, or possibly when it would be implemented, will not be made until January. Demonstrators from Cal State Dominguez Hills, Cal State Long Beach and other CSU … Continue reading Cal State tuition hike paints bleak future

STAFF EDITORIAL: Donald Trump is an affront to immigrants, women, Muslims

What will probably be remembered as the biggest surprise in the modern era of election history occurred Nov. 8, when Donald J. Trump was officially elected the 45th president of the United States. As expected, it did not take long for Americans everywhere to grow seriously concerned. A man who does not think before he speaks, who clearly has questionable viewpoints about important segments of … Continue reading STAFF EDITORIAL: Donald Trump is an affront to immigrants, women, Muslims