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Meet the Staff

The Runner

Spring 2018



Peter Castillo

Peter Castillo is in his fourth semester on The Runner. He is a native of Upland, California. In Fall 2016, Peter transferred from Chaffey College in Rancho Cucamonga and quickly rose to prominence as a sports reporter covering numerous sports stories. Peter then became the sports editor during his second semester with The Runner. He served in that position for two semesters. He is now in his first semester as the editor-in-chief. He is majoring in communications and minoring in history. Upon graduation, he would like to pursue a career within sports journalism. His favorite teams include the Angels, the Lakers, the Chargers, and the UCLA Bruins. Peter also loves dogs.



Managing Editor Digital

Veronica Morley

Veronica Morley is a Communications major with a focus on Journalism. She started as a Public Relations major at BYU but fell in love with journalism after an introduction class the end of her freshman year. She transferred to BC where she worked as a reporter and photographer for The Rip. She won second place for Best Photo Series at the CCMA awards 2017 and is now the Features Editor for The Runner. She hopes to move to Arizona and continue writing after she graduates. She hopes to write for a major Daily or magazine.




Business Manager

Elise Fitzpatrick

Elise Fitzpatrick has been a member of The Runner for three semesters. She is a Communications Public Relations major and she is a senior at CSUB. In the future she wants to use her Communications degree to work for a nonprofit animal shelter to help animals successfully find homes.   



Web Editor




Features Editor

 Runa Lemminn 

Runa Lemminn in her first semester with The Runner. She is a Communications major with a focus in Journalism. From being on The Runner she has met new people including The Runner staff, as well as everyone she meets in interviews from week to week. Her career goals include anything Journalism or PR-related. Working for places such as the Department of Public Health would be fun,  she likes to stay busy, work with a lot of people and make a positive difference.



Opinions Editor



Sports Editor

Vincent Perez

Vincent Perez is in his second semester on The Runner, previously serving as assistant sports editor. He is an advocate for sports journalism and reporting the truth.
He is a Communications major, with an emphasis in journalism and minor in Sociology. A journalism graduate of Bakersfield College, he will earn his B.A. from CSUB in the spring of 2019. He is looking to join news organizations that are respectable in Bakersfield and greater Kern County. He is also a die-hard L.A. Dodgers, Raiders, and futbol (soccer) fan.
Trivia: Vincent attended Wrestlemania 31 in Santa Clara, CA, in 2015.



Photo Editor



Multimedia Manager




Art Director

Kristin Parulan



Podcast Editor 


Jarad Mann 

Jarad “Meathead” Mann is a Communications major with a passion for photography. He is a modern day renaissance man. Along with his full time school schedule and position on The Runner, he is also a small business owner as well as host of a daily morning internet T.V. Show.



Distribution Manager

Rebecca Levy


Advertising Manager