February 26, 2021
  • 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
  • 10:01 am Need a Boost? Easy ways to fix your slow internet
  • 9:30 am HALL OF KICKS: Shoe 2 – Russell Westbrook: Why Not?
  • 9:50 pm Academic Senate Roundup: Proposed Health Fee Increase, Chancellor Visit, Anti-Racism Challenge Discussed
  • 9:15 am Dying To Be Thin, Living To Tell the Tale
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By Esther Cruz

Staff Writer

On Aug. 26, administrators and faculty welcomed new students to Cal State Dominguez Hills at Freshman Convocation. 

     In attendance were faculty members of each department and administrators, including Dr. William Franklin, vice president of student affairs, Associated Student Inc. President Jordan Sylvestre, and alumna Bree Nguyen, who graduated with a business degree in 2012. 

     The event provided freshmen with visuals of CSUDH alumni, graduates and current students sharing their campus experiences.
     “Once a Toro, always a Toro,” was the mantra for the day.

     One student implored freshmen to “Get rid of your social media.” He stated that once he dropped Facebook, Twitter and Instagram, his grade-point average improved.

     Franklin encouraged students to get involved with the campus community, adding that they may one day hold office in student government, as Slyvestre does now. 

     Franklin introduced Sylvestre, who gave a speech touching on his experiences as a Toro and pledging his willingness to help the incoming class adjust.

     “I am here to help you all in your journey,” he told the students. 

He closed his speech with: “Class of 2020, welcome home.” 

     Nguyen, who now works for Facebook, encouraged students to continue their college educations. 

     “There will be challenges, but it will depend on the choice you make to face those challenges,” she said. “This is a place for success.”   

     After the showcase, freshmen had the chance to interact on a more personal level with faculty and administrators by attending the cookout and carnival arranged by the university.

     At the barbecue, freshman Michael E. Berry said the Loker Student Union is his favorite place on campus, a convenient and nice place to study and sip a Jamba Juice.

     Berry hopes to get active on campus by joining a club.

    “I want to make a difference by helping the community in general,” he said.

     Freshman Alejandra Reyes hopes to make the soccer team one day and “get more involved in clubs to help the community.”

Her favorite campus spot?

     “The library,” she said. “It’s big, and it’s also quiet — to be able to study.”

     Franklin said freshmen convocation, as well as the summer bridge program, help improve retention and graduation rates by making freshmen feel part of the campus community from the start.

     “We believe that when students feel connected to the campus, and feel like they belong, when they feel that someone is invested in them, they do better,” Franklin said.

     He encouraged freshmen to get involved with on-campus activities and student life.

     “Get involved, and read, read, read,” he said. “Make sure you start strong and finish strong!”

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