By Yeymy Garcia, Production Editor
Jasmine Nguyen, The Bulletin’s former F2019 Lifestyle Editor and S20 Culture Editor, has been named editor-in-chief for fall 2020.
Nguyen has been attending CSUDH since fall 2016 and has written features and opinion articles for The Bulletin since 2019. Some of her works include “A Different View of Death, Honesty and Family,” “Journey to Freedom,” and “Stop the Inaction: Get Rid of Anti-Blackness in the Asian-American Community.”
“It’s really exciting,” Nguyen said. “I’m looking forward to help expand the paper as editor-in-chief as well as continue the work the former editors laid as a foundation for me. I’m a little nervous, but it’s the fun type of nerves that motivates me.”
One of the former editors that inspired her to take on the role was F2019-S2020 editor-in-chief, Jordan Darling.
“Being editor-in-chief was a growing experience as a leader and a writer,” Darling said. “Working with Jasmine was amazing, I watched her grow as a writer and a person. I really cannot wait to see where she goes next, I’m really proud of her and excited to watch her take on the world.”
One of the most important things for Nguyen is the bonding that takes place between staff members.
“I want to make a sense of community in the paper,” Nguyen said. “This is often the first time CSUDH students experience writing and editing so I want to make it a place where people feel comfortable and can grow.”
With the uncertain future of CSUDH on whether or not students will be allowed to come back to campus, Nguyen and The Bulletin staff will continue to put out digital issues as they did the last half of last semester after the campus closed.
“We’ll have our weekly meetings through zoom and connect with our writers and editors through Slack,” Nguyen said. “To foster a closer relationship, we were thinking of doing movie nights and online game nights. It’s a really crazy time to be editor-in-chief, but I’m going to try my best to adapt to the various challenges.”
Nguyen is a current senior and will be graduating in spring 2021. After graduation, she hopes to be a journalist focusing on Asian-American culture and media.
See below to see and learn more about the full fall 2020 staff!
Jasmine is a senior journalism major, this is her third semester at the Bulletin as an editor. She’s excited to continue her work as editor-in-chief and when she’s not writing she’s most likely drinking boba and listening to podcasts.
Jasmine Nguyen, Editor-in-Chief
Taylor Helmes is a junior Journalism major, and this is her second semester on The Bulletin staff. When she’s not writing or working, Taylor enjoys going to live concerts, traveling and petting all the dogs.
Taylor Helmes, Managing Editor
Yeymy Garcia (pronounced yay-me!) graduated CSUDH spring 2020 in Communications: Journalism. This is her fourth semester with The Bulletin. She lives in L.A., loves horror, film & tv, and Disneyland. She is a sustainable fashion advocate and has a passion for writing about underrepresented minority groups.
Yeymy Garcia, Production Editor
Brenda-Fernanda Verano is a junior majoring in Journalism and minoring in Environmental Science. When she’s not writing (whether a news story, poetry or short stories) you can find her at her local community garden in #SouthCentral or making art with friends.
Brenda Fernanda Verano, News Editor
Destiny Jackson is currently moonlighting as a communications: journalism major and Asian studies minor at CSUDH. Her delights lay in writing about literature, film, video games, Japanese pop culture and travel. When she’s not hitting the textbooks you can find her haunting her local cinema, re-learning Japanese, playing video games or trying to convince professors to stop assigning so much homework
Destiny Jackson, Opinion Editor
Senior Jeremy enters his fourth semester as part of The Bulletin’s staff, being the assistant sports editor his first semester and main sports editor his second semester. He hopes to one day be a sports broadcaster or analyst for television or radio. He currently voices his opinions through his podcast “The Bulletin Sports Report” with fellow Bulletin editor Robert Rios.
Jeremy Gonzalez, Sports Editor
Robert Ruben Rios III is a young man who is trying to find himself in the world and as a writer. He wants to find his own voice. This is his third semester with the Bulletin and he is currently the Campus Editor. Vamos LA Galaxy!!!
Robert Rios, Campus Editor
Iracema Navarro is 25 years old. She works for Allstate insurance as a licensed sales producer and plays left wing for her Sunday league soccer team. She enjoys sports, traveling, and learning new things.
Iracema Navarro, Political Editor
Nova is a junior journalist at CSUDH. He has been taking photos and creating graphics for The Bulletin for two semesters. He aims to be a photojournalist traveling the world with his camera.
Nova Blanco-Rico, Photo Editor
View our current and previous staff here.