November 14, 2019
  • 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 Enrollment, Part one: 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
  • 9:25 pm Toros Booted Out of Playoffs in Dramatic Fashion
  • 8:43 am Saving One Tooth at a Time
  • 12:41 pm Women’s Soccer Back in Conference Playoffs
  • 9:40 am Will Gina Rodriguez Ever Shut the Hell Up?
  • 10:11 am How I learned to Stop Worrying and Love (well, tolerate anyway) the Bus
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By Lili Ramirez

Staff Writer

With a new school year comes many changes, but students can look forward to seeing one familiar face, returning Associated Students Inc. (ASI)  President, Jordan Sylvestre.

     Sylvestre, a highly engaged individual who has pursued many leadership roles during his time at CSUDH, is starting his fourth year of involvement with ASI.

     His determination has led him to be actively involved in many organizations, such as the Black Student Union, where he has taken on the role of president, as well as being the former organizations commissioner and former director of student services for ASI.

     Sylvestre sat down with The Bulletin recently for a brief question-and-answer session about his goals for the campus – and the future.

     What do you have planned after you graduate?

     I do not have a set plan, and that is something that I love. I love telling students that. You don’t have to feel like your life is figured out every which way. I mean, it is good to make plans, it is good to make efforts but right now, more so, I’m looking toward the future, but even in saying that I live for the present. I still focus on what I am doing right now. I am the president for the next couple of months, as much as my foresight is focused on after college, I still have to get things done before I graduate. 

     Do you play or watch any sports?

     Well I’m a kinesiology major for physical therapy. So yes, it’s one of my pastimes. I used to play football when I was in high school, I also did track and field, but I definitely watch it. I am a Cowboys’ fan for football and (a) Lakers fan in terms of basketball, but I don’t necessarily always watch for the fun of it, I also watch for the actuality and the medical realm of it all. I do love sports genuinely.
What have been your favorite courses at CSUDH?

     University 101. It’s a class about finding yourself, in terms of time management. I am an art person, so I would say Humanities 200; that is more of a difficult class for some people. It is considered a GE; you have to be well-rounded. It gives you insight into someone’s thoughts. You see how an artist was able to put something together, the timeframe and how that piece was created.

     If you could give advice to the freshman class what would it be?

You have to be willing to fail. Those are things that most successful people do. They fail often, but most people see a failure, and they take it (as), “Oh my god, I failed a college class.” I’ve actually failed seven college classes. It’s not good, bad or indifferent. It has also showed me what I could do better, what I had to step up in. The failure actually shows you it’s OK.

     I’ve lost president before, but it also showed me what I had to do to be a better president. It gave me new insights. I took that loss and asked myself, ‘What did I learn from it?’ If I didn’t lose I wouldn’t have been the president that I am now. I wouldn’t be as committed or as dedicated.
     Sometimes failures teach you those things. Next thing would be having a support system. You have to have people around you that believe in you, and it’s not always the people you think are in your corner. It’s more so trusting the people who give you that energy when you need it most.

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