The Student News Site of Buena Vista University

The Tack Online

The Student News Site of Buena Vista University

The Tack Online

The Student News Site of Buena Vista University

The Tack Online

2021-2022 Staff

Blake McMillan
Co-Editor in Chief

Blake McMillan

Hi, my name is Blake McMillan. I am fifth-year student at Buena Vista University double majoring in graphic design and digital media. I am Co-Editor in Chief this year. I love analyzing stories, whether it be lyrics from a song...

Hannah Kramer
Co-Editor in Chief

Hannah Kramer

Hello there! I'm Hannah and this year I am Co-Editor in Chief for The Tack Online. I'm from West Des Moines and I came to BV to pursue a Bachelor's degree. Currently, I am a Senior Digital Media Major with a track in Design....

Dylan Foote
Graphics Editor

Dylan Foote

Hello! I'm Dylan Foote, the Graphics Editor for The Tack. I'm in my fourth year here at Buena Vista University working on double-majoring in Graphic Design and Studio Art with a minor in Animation. Being from Council Bluffs, IA,...

Trinity Grimord
Social Media Manager

Trinity Grimord

I’m Trinity Grimord and I am from Adrian, Minnesota. I am currently pursuing my bachelor’s degree with a major in Strategic Public Relations with minors in Communication and Business. I plan to attend graduate school for Mental H...

Autumn McClain
Senior Editor

Autumn McClain

Hello, my name is Autumn McClain, a senior student at Buena Vista University ’22, majoring in Digital Media and minoring in Global Diversity & Politics. Storytelling is my passion. My research interests primarily focus on socio...

Hunter Vasey
Feature Editor

Hunter Vasey

Hi, I'm Hunter. Currently I am a senior Digital Media major, and plan on graduating this upcoming May. This year I am The Tack's Feature Editor and I look forward to this year!

Nicola Veltri
Sports Editor

Nicola Veltri

Hello! I’m Nicola Veltri and I’m a transfer student majoring in business with marketing and finance concentrations. This is my second year at BVU, and my first year as Sports Editor for The Tack! Family, music, film, spor...

Max Olsan
Assistant Sports Editor

Max Olsan

Hello! I’m Max Olsan. I am currently a senior. I am double majoring in Digital Media and Sports Business. This is my first year as Assistant Sports Editor for The Tack. I am involved in The Tack, KBVU, BVTV, and SCJ. I love sport...

Joshua Tigges
Co-Editor of Multimedia & Photography

Joshua Tigges

Hello! I’m Joshua Tigges, a sophomore majoring in Digital Media with minors in Psychology and Agricultural Science! I am extremely excited to join The Tack staff this year as Co-Editor of Multimedia and Photography. Ever sinc...

Charisma Mendez
Co-Editor of Multimedia & Photography

Charisma Mendez

Hi, I'm Charisma Mendez! I am a Senior Digital Media major. I'm from West Des Moines Iowa, and I came to BV because I enjoyed the campus's small community atmosphere. I love photography and creating digital content in order to...

Madison Trimpe
Assistant Editor of Multimedia & Photography

Madison Trimpe

Joceline Medina
Opinion Editor

Joceline Medina

Hi! I’m Joceline. I’m a sophomore with a major in digital media and a minor in social innovation. I was born and raised in Storm Lake, Iowa. Apart from being the Opinion Editor for The Tack, I am the Social Media & We...

Javier Sarmiento
Assistant Opinion Editor

Javier Sarmiento

Hello! My name is Javier Sarmiento Jr, and I am the Assistant Opinion Editor for the Tack. I'm a transfer student from Harlem, New York in my senior year enrolled at BVU and am a digital media/distributive major. This is my secon...

Emily Ballhagen
Staff

Emily Ballhagen

Hello! I'm Emily Ballhagen. I am a freshman at BVU and I double major in Criminal Justice and Criminology with a minor in Education. I am from New Hartford, IA (a small town by Waterloo) In high school I was involved with Yearbook...

Jadyn Forbes
Staff

Jadyn Forbes

Hello! My name is Jadyn Forbes and I'm a Junior from Indianola, Iowa. I am double majoring in Digital Media and Strategic Public Relations. I will continue to work on projects for The Tack, BVTV, SCJ, and I am the Creative Services...

Savannah Davis
Staff

Savannah Davis

Hello, I am so glad you’re here. I’m Savannah Davis and I am a staff writer this year for The Tack. I am a senior strategic public relations major with a minor in digital media. Additional to The Tack Online, I am involved in BV...