August 26, 2021

The freshman class of 2025 is like no other before. They missed out on a lot of high school experiences, with their last year and a half all online. As they start college, the pandemic continues to change the way they take classes and socialize.

In this episode, host Zaidee Stavely and reporter Ashley A. Smith discuss how this year’s freshman class in the California State University system will also be the cohort of students examined in four years to see if the university accomplished its goals to increase graduation rates.


  • Ashley A. Smith, Reporter, EdSource
  • James Minor, Assistant Vice Chancellor and Senior Strategist, California State University
  • Adrian Muguiya, Student, Cal State Northridge
  • Isabella Garay, Student, Cal Poly Pomona

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