As Devastation Revisits Santa Rosa, Student Journalists Find Purpose

Friday, October 02, 2020

SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Wyatt is now in his last semester at San Francisco State. His journalism units are completed, and he’s thinking about a future covering news. But when he heard the fires had returned last Sunday night, he decided to cover the story for the San Francisco State newspaper Golden Gate Xpress.

“I said, ‘Screw it, I can tell this is getting big,’” Wyatt says. “So I just took an Uber all the way up to Santa Rosa because I don’t have a car. I got dropped off at a police line, and then walked all the way up to the fire. It just brought it all back to me.

“That’s my hometown, you know. I love Santa Rosa. I just know that all these people are being impacted. This is what I want to be doing.”