2018-2019 Staff

Kami Minnich


This is my third semester on The Trailblazer and I’m very excited to be leading our team as editor. I am a photojournalism major from Oaktown and I will be graduating from VU in the spring, after which I plan to attain my bache...

Olivia P. Tucker

Sections Editor

I am a journalism major from Scottsburg, Indiana. The reason I have an interest in journalism is because I have a passion for writing. Writing stories for The Trailblazer is where I feel most at home and happy. I am also a ...

Reid McClure

Assistant Copy Editor

I am a journalism major from Vincennes, Indiana. I have experience writing stories from my former high school, Vincennes Lincoln High School. The one thing I was known for was my frequent reviews of video games. I always had a...

Noah Dalton


I am a journalism major from Bedford, Indiana. I chose to study journalism because I have always enjoyed writing in school and felt that journalism was the best way for me to transition that into a career. This is my 4th semest...

DeeShawnte Jefferson

Social Media Manager

I was born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana.  I am currently studying journalism in hopes of becoming a inspirational magazine writer in the future. I am also Vice President of CAB (Campus Activities Board). A short term...

Kaitlin Cooper

Staff Photographer

My name is Kaitlin Cooper, I am from Shoals, Indiana and I graduated from Shoals High School. I am a photojournalism major. I enjoy sports, mainly softball, and riding four wheelers.

Noel Lee

Staff Photographer

I am from Hong Kong. I am a freshman who studies photojournalism. I like observing extraordinary matters and capturing them with my camera. I am excited to be a member of The Trailblazer to tell and uncover the stories happeni...

Jacie Springston-Stacy

Staff Writer

I am extremely friendly and accepting; I’m always happy to meet you, whoever you are! I enjoy Game of Thrones, Peace Tea, and video games, and I’ll never turn down the chance to help someone in need. See you in the funny p...

Shelby White

Staff Writer

My name is Shelby White, a freshman here at Vincennes coming from Indianapolis, IN. I am extremely sociable and love being able to have conversations, small talk or debates on just about anything with anyone. I enjoy shopping, ...

Jacob Mitchell

Staff Writer

My name is Jacob Ryan Mitchell and I’m from Greenfield, Indiana. I used to be a broadcasting major, but changed to journalism this semester.

Tay Simmons

Staff Writer

My name is Tay Simmons and I am from Princeton, Indiana. I am a journalism major and looking forward to working for The Trailblazer. I love music and dance.

Nya Adams

Staff Writer

I am a poet and now a journalist from Indianapolis, IN. I also graduated from Broad Ripple Magnet HIgh School.

Crystal Kohout

Online Editor

My name is Crystal Kohout and I am a journalism major from Elkhart, Indiana. This is my first semester working on The Trailblazer. If all goes well I will transfer to Ball State University after two semesters here and more fre...

Kayla Trent

Assistant Editor, Copy Editor

I am from Nappanee, which is a small town in northern Indiana. After studying audio recording for a year, I decided to change my major to journalism, which is my current area of study. I have always loved to write in a variety...

Khadijah Doumbia

Staff Writer

I’m from Indianapolis, IN and I’ve always loved writing and finding out the truth about things going on in our world. This will be my second semester being a part of the VU Trailblazer, and my goal for the semester is to ...