Taylor Mahlinger
Editor in Chief

I'm Taylor, the Editor-in-chief of The Rambler! I'm a senior majoring in Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication and minoring in Music Performance. I've been with The Rambler since I was a freshman and am very proud to have such a significant role this year. When I'm not editing stories or writing music, you can find me volunteering at The Carnegie Center and Woodsongs Old Time Radio Hour, hiking, or reading. I also work as a student manager at Transy's library, so stop by and say hi!

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Abby Stone
Managing Editor

Hi! My name is Abby Stone, and I am the Managing Editor for The Rambler. I am a junior at Transy pursuing dual degrees in International Affairs and Writing, Rhetoric, and Communications and hope to have a career where I get to travel. When I'm not writing a story, I work for a catering company, give back to the community, and love to go on new adventures with friends or find a new good book to read. Thank you for being a part of The Rambler community and happy reading!

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Jennifer Palumbo
Faculty Advisor
Hi! I’m Jennifer Palumbo, the new faculty advisor for The Rambler. My passion for journalism started early. I was on the staff of my high school newspaper as a writer and editor-in-chief. I thought I wanted to work for a newspaper, but an internship at a TV station changed my mind. I realized I wanted the challenge of telling stories with words and video and meeting multiple deadlines, instead of just one. I studied broadcast journalism at Ohio University’s Scripps School of Journalism. After graduating, I moved to London, England for my first job as an assignment desk assistant at the ABC News London bureau. From there I moved to Hazard, Kentucky to work at WYMT-TV as a reporter, videographer, producer and anchor. My next job brought me to Lexington to work at WKYT-TV, the CBS affiliate. I would be there for 20 years, also working on the FOX 56 Ten o’Clock News and FOX 56 Morning Edition. In 2019, I started a new job as anchor of WLEX-TV’s new program “It’s On!” that airs weekdays at 12:30 p.m. I am excited to be working as faculty advisor of The Rambler with such a talented group of Transy students. I think I bring a unique perspective with my 25 years of experience as a working journalist and my passion for teaching. We want to hear from you! Send us your story ideas and suggestions. You can contact me at jpalumbo@transy.edu.
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Allison Spivey
News Editor

My name is Allison Spivey! I’m a sophomore at Transy, and I am the news editor of The Rambler. I joined The Rambler during my first semester of freshman year and have loved it ever since. I cherish the ability to provide information about the happenings both on and off campus to all of The Rambler’s readers. As the news editor, I am always on the lookout for stories to cover that would be of interest to Transy's students. I am an education major, and therefore, I take spreading information very seriously. The Rambler is consistently communicating information to the Transy community, and being the news editor gives me such a privilege to explore first-hand the inner workings of our school.

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Aaron Bell
Sports & Health Editor

I am sophomore Premedical Neuroscience major at Transylvania University. I have served as the sports editor of the Rambler since January of 2019. Outside of school, I enjoy snow skiing, watching movies, and attending church at First United Methodist Church.

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Shawna Morton
Back-end Editor

Hello Rambler Reader! My name is Shawna Morton, and I am a senior majoring in Religion, interested in working in public relations after graduation. I am currently a member of the Transylvania Concert Band, Jazz Band, and the Pep Band. A fun fact about me is that I still have a baby tooth! I also just finished a grant that I got from the University for trading cards of influential women for an art club to have and use!

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Makayla Dublin
Copy Editor

Hi Y’all! My name is Makayla. I am a junior Neuroscience and English double major with a minor in Psychology. I work as the copy editor for The Rambler. I really enjoy being able to edit the wonderful stories that The Rambler staff writes because they are all amazing journalists. Beyond working on The Rambler, my hobbies include editing for The Translvanian (Transy’s literary magazine) and volunteering with the chapter of Circle K International, a community service organization here on campus.

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Gabrielle Crooks
Staff Photographer

I'm a senior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Spanish. I've done photography for about three years now on and off before college and have experience with personalized photo shoots, professional head shots, and sports photography, as well as architecture and landscape photography. I currently run my own photography business called "Through the Lens, Photos by Gabrielle."

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Nyah Mattison

Hi I'm Nyah, and I'm from Louisville, KY. I'm a double major in Computer Science and Digital Arts and Media, a graphic designer, and occasional photographer for The Rambler. My hobbies include hanging out with the animals at the Lexington Humane Society, listening to podcasts, and journaling.

Diaka Savané
Staff Contributor

Hi! My name is Diaka Savané and I am a senior International Affairs and French double major with an minor in Anthropology. I have been a contributor to The Rambler for the entirety of one semester, submitting pieces pertaining to subjects of diversity and inclusion, a subject I am very intrigued with. This year, I hope to intertwine my perspective with that of the student body pertaining to such issues within the Transy community. I am excited to see how The Rambler will grow in my last year and deeply appreciate the opportunity I have to share my writing.

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Taylore Latham
Staff Contributor

Hi, I’m Taylore! I’m a senior Writing, Rhetoric, and Communication major with a History minor. After graduation, I plan on going into Information Systems Management. In addition to working for The Rambler, I’m also working as a barista at Starbucks and as a manager at Transy’s Beck Center. This is my first year on the Rambler staff and I’m excited for what is to come!

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Ruben Joseph
Staff Contributor

Hi, my name is Ruben Joseph and I’m a Freshman. I plan on double-majoring in Neuroscience and Spanish. I also have a profound passion for writing and journalism and I intend on applying that love to The Rambler this year and more.

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Sonni Wilson
Staff Contributor

Hello! I am First Year Sonni Wilson. I am currently undecided on my major but enjoy learning about history, languages, culture, and music. In my free time, you can probably find me in the library, singing with the other members of our school's Accapella group, The Gracenotes, or simply sitting outside in the plaza, enjoying the weather and the peace. Other than singing and writing, I enjoy cooking, listening to music and podcasts, soccer, dance, and talking. Say hi if you see me around!

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