A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

A student-operated publication at Santa Rosa Junior College.

The Oak Leaf

Spring 2024 Staff

Hana Seals
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Hana Seals

Hana Seals (she/her) is in her fourth semester at Santa Rosa Junior College, and is preparing to transfer to a four-year school with a major in Journalism. She mainly covers breaking news, community issues and local crime. Outside...

Bryan Fructuoso
Co-Editor-in-Chief

Bryan Fructuoso

Bryan Fructuoso-Zurita (He/Him/Él) is in his third semester at The Oak Leaf. He enjoys meeting new people and listening to their stories because everyone has one to tell. His passion lies in covering individuals and amplifying...

Lucas Cadigan-Carranza
Editor

Lucas Cadigan-Carranza

Lucas Cadigan-Carranza is in his fourth semester at The Oak Leaf. He has been at SRJC for much longer, having already earned his degrees in English, game programming and humanities. While not usually an overachiever, he has decided...

Sam Guzman
Editor

Sam Guzman

Sam Guzman is in his 2nd semester at the Oak Leaf, and is currently working towards transferring to San Francisco State to major in journalism next Fall.

Peter Morales
Editor

Peter Morales

Peter Morales is in his fourth semester reporting for The Oak Leaf and working towards a journalism degree, with his sights on San Francisco State. He hopes to take more photos of general news as well as sports. His dream is to...

Michael Combs
Editor

Michael Combs

Michael Combs (he/him) is in his fifth semester writing for The Oak Leaf, and his second as co-Editor-In-Chief. He began taking natural resources management classes at Santa Rosa Junior College to pursue his love of nature and...

Cameron Romanik
Sports Editor

Cameron Romanik

Cameron Romanik (he/him) is in his third semester at SRJC and his second at The Oak Leaf. He's very knowledgeable about sports, and loves to share his opinions and insight. He also is often focused on music and film, and stays...

Mark Fernquest
PALS

Mark Fernquest

The Oak Leaf's youngest member, Mark is a freelance writer and editor with a penchant for cryptids and all things post apocalyptic. His articles have appeared in The North Bay Bohemian, The Marin Pacific Sun, The East Bay Express,...

Jesus Lopez Cruz
Reporter

Jesus Lopez Cruz

Jesus Lopez Cruz is in his third semester of taking The Oak Leaf. He's majoring in journalism and hoping to transfer to Chico State in 2026. Holds hopes to move to Nashville Tennessee and find a reporter job there.

Luna De La Rosa Meza
Reporter

Luna De La Rosa Meza

Luna De La Rosa Meza is in her third semester at SRJC, and her first semester at the Oak Leaf. Luna is exploring her interests in journalism this semester, and hopes to write about book reviews. Luna enjoys running marathons,...

Amy Moore
Reporter

Amy Moore

Amy Moore is in her first semester at The Oak Leaf. She has published poetry, essays, and science articles.

John Greenwood
Reporter

John Greenwood

John is in his first semester at the Oakleaf and J1. He is also studying J59 photojournalism. He has a keen interest in alternative music, live shows and film. He loves travel and travel stories, and has a strong affiliation and...

Parker Stagnoli
Reporter

Parker Stagnoli

Parker Stagnoli (he/him) is in his first semester at the Oak Leaf. He is currently majoring in the biological sciences, hoping to one day couple his love of writing with a passion for science. He enjoys spending time outside and...

Sean Shanks
Reporter

Sean Shanks

Sean is in his first semester at the Oak Leaf. He would like to travel and tell people's stories, mostly because life can be so insufferably boring. He is interested in international politics, public policy, sports, among many...

Sal Sandoval-Garduno
Reporter

Sal Sandoval-Garduno

Sal Sandoval-Garduno is in his 1st semester at the Oak Leaf and is hoping to transfer to Cal Poly Humboldt to continue majoring in Journalism. Sal can normally be found scurrying around abandoned buildings, engaging in deep philosophical...

Yna Bollock
Reporter

Yna Bollock

Yna Bollock is in her first semester with the Oak Leaf. She has been working on prerequisites for the last two semesters and is elated to begin major specific requirements for the journalism program, specifically photojournalism....

Oliver Kindt
Reporter

Oliver Kindt

Oliver Kindt (he/him) is a journalism major in his second semester at SRJC and first at The Oak Leaf. He is an aspiring sports writer who will be covering primarily baseball and softball this spring.

Natalie Emanuele
Reporter

Natalie Emanuele

Natalie Emanuele (she/her) is in her first semester on the Oak Leaf, but has attended SRJC prior to joining. She is very passionate about the arts and pop culture, and has no shortage of niche internet phenomena to share. She...

Max Millan
Reporter

Max Millan

Max Millan is in his first semester at the Oak Leaf. He is a Biology major and is seeking to transfer by Fall 2024 to either SSU or UC Davis. He has two cats.

Samantha Carter
Reporter

Samantha Carter

Samantha Carter is in her 1st semester at Santa Rosa Junior College. She plans to major in Journalism and her goal currently is transfer to a 4 year for Journalism. She loves to explore new places and try new things. She is interested...

Emelle Raschein
Reporter

Emelle Raschein

Emelle Raschein (she/her) is in her first semester at the Oak Leaf and is pursuing a degree in journalism.

Rosemary Cromwell
Reporter

Rosemary Cromwell

(they/she) First year reporter with the Oak Leaf, but not new to the Journalism field. Working towards transferring to a 4 year university by next fall to major in Journalism.

Evan Nazarov
Reporter

Evan Nazarov

Evan Nazarov (he/him) is in his second semester at the Oak Leaf.

Jonathan Cangson
Reporter

Jonathan Cangson

Jonathan Cangson (he/him) is in his fourth semester of The Oak Leaf as a reporter and editor focused primarily on sports coverage and social media coverage. He hopes to graduate soon with his associates in Journalism. He also...

Nick Vides
Photo-Editor

Nick Vides

Nicholas “Nick” Vides (he/him) Is a seasoned breaking news reporter dedicated to making sure every shutter click of his camera captures a moment worth sharing. Nick's itch for chasing fires has kept him busy over the past...