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Spring 2023 Editors

This semester's crew was a large one! We had so much fun while reviewing and creating pieces, and we thought you might want to get to know the faces behind it all :)


Mad Baker

Copy Editing, Final Editor

It is currently my second year here at Suny Adirondack. I am working towards a Liberal Arts degree with a focus in Creative Writing.


Zoey Beaver

Editor/Proofreader, File Manager

Hey! I knew since sophomore year of high school that I’ve wanted to become a writer and I’m in my fourth semester of SUNY Adk to make that dream come true! I was skeptical about being on an editors team for a magazine because this was the opposite of what I was going for and didn’t think I’d learn much. I later realized that you can learn a lot, especially being in a group of peers and listening to their opinions about what they’re looking for in a poem or prose piece. I hope you enjoy this year’s magazine because I sure enjoyed helping in creating it!


Sophia Bucci

Editor and Design

Hello! i’m currently a freshmen who’s majoring in humanities & socials sciences with a concentration in psychology. after suny adirondack i’ll be attending to siena college to get my bachelors degree in psychology. this class has taught me so many things that i’ll take with me for the next steps of my life! i absolutely loved knowing everyone and having them motivate me to take chances i never knew i had the opportunity to have. one of my favorite classes i’ve taken so far here at adirondack!


Michael Dinga


How did we fund this magazine? You don't want to know. Hi, I'm Mike. I'm in my second and final semester at Suny Adirondack and I'm graduating with a degree in Creative Writing. I love to tell stories and I hope to find a career writing novels and screenplays. I knew almost nothing about what it takes to publish a magazine, but working with a great team has made the unknown a ton of fun. It has expanded my critical eye when it comes to art and creativity and what makes a quality piece. I will forever cherish the time I had with this amazing group of editors!


Melissa Eggleston

Book design, Flier design

Hello, my name is Melissa Eggleston. I am a creative writing major here at SUNY Adirondack. I have worked with expressions this semester with design and it brought me out of my comfort zone. I had fun picking the pieces and just being a part of this!!!

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Owen Hage

Honorary Critic, Finance

Hello, my name is Owen Hage. I am a creative writing major here at SUNY Adirondack. I have been working with the Expressions magazine this semester. I have had the great pleasure of interacting with intellectual pieces of art that show the compelling creativity of the students here at this amazing school.


Laci Howe

Meeting Manager, Agendas, Social Media, Website Editor

Hiya! I am in my second year here at SUNY ADK and just about to graduate with my associates degree in creative writing. I have plans to work in the Center for Reading and Writing as a tutor after graduating. I am still a tad bit unsure about my future but I cannot wait to see what it holds!

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Elizabeth "L" Mahoney

File Manager- Top secret agent, Meeting Manager- not so silent partner, social media

Hello! I am a graduating sophomore and I major in Creative Writing. I will be attending SUNY Plattsburgh in the fall for a BA/MS in Adolescence Education. One of my favorite moments from this semester is sliding my way into being a meeting manager and despite the idea to be a "silent partner" I soon became very vocal. It was incredible to work with this group of people all semester, and I hope you enjoy it :)

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Emma McGraw

Correspondence with a hint of design

Hi! I’m a sophomore that will be graduating this semester, my major is Social Sciences and Humanities. This was a great class to have this semester (I highly recommend), and it was amazing to have the opportunity to work with all these wonderful people !! 


Brian P. naylor


Hello there! I’m in my third year. My name you’ve seen at the top already, so here’s the story of my life, normally, I’m a very private person, so all I will mention is that I started SUNY ADK in 2021 with an ambition to be a teacher or a teacher’s assistant but then I’ve changed my major to a Liberal Arts and Sciences: Humanities and Social Sciences AA degree in 2022-23, and I do hope that I will gain a career in screenwriting/writing and/or voice acting after college, but odds are, at worst, I might settle down to a different career just so I could pay my bills and such. Keeping my fingers crossed this year’s Expression’s lit mag goes well!


Ciara Schoen

Email Correspondent

Creative writing major; 2nd year

Hey Everyone! Welcome to my bio, 

Since the age of 12, I’ve been writing seriously and haven’t stopped. I’ve always pretended as a kid and once I knew I could combine my big imagination with a hobby that I was good at, I was hooked! I hope you guys like what we have done as a class as well as all the individuals who made this magazine what it is. Hope you like what you see! :)

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Emily Shufelt

Minute Taker, Editor/Proofreader

Welcome to Expressions! I am in my second year at SUNY Adirondack and I am graduating this spring with an associates in Liberal Arts with a concentration in English. In the fall, I will be off to SUNY Oneonta, where I will be majoring in English (and also possibly Theater!) I am unsure of what I will be doing after that, but hopefully something in the world of theater. It was exciting for me to be on the editing side of Expressions and not just on the submitting side! I hope you enjoy this year’s edition!


Jacob Smith

Book Design, Website Editor

Hey! I am in my 4th semester at SUNY ADK, I am majoring in Liberal Art with a focus in Humanities and Social Sciences. I was also on the soccer team here for two years. I will be attending SUNY Plattsburgh next year where I will be majoring in psychology. Being on this editors team has taught me so much and I am excited for all of our readers to enjoy these pieces just as much as I did.


Jaden Smith

File Management, Website Editor

Hello! I am a second year student at SUNY Adirondack, with a degree in Liberal Arts with a focus in Humanities and Social Sciences.I played on the Adirondack Soccer Team during my two years of school here. I will be attending SUNY Plattsburgh this fall and I am excited to start the next chapter in my life. It was a privilege to work as an Expression’s Editor. I learned many things and made many friends while producing this special magazine for you all and I hope it brings everyone as much joy as it does for us.


Brooke Webster

Meeting Manager, File Manager, Book Designer, Regular Designer, Business Card and Poster Designer

Hi! I'm in my second year at Suny ADK. I am a creative writing major who is excited to jump into the publishing industry. My goal after I graduate is to become an editor.


Kathleen McCoy &

Nancy White 

Stand-In-Chief and Cheerer-On
& Editor-in-Chief

Distinguished Professor of English Dr. Kathleen McCoy (left) was happy to jump in for the second half of the semester. She has authored two poetry books, one chapbook, and edited a prior anthology of art and creative writing for SUNY Adirondack. Kathie is the author of Green and Burning, More Water than Words, and Ringing the Changes.

Nancy White (right) has been Editor-In-Chief of Expressions for nearly as long as she has been a professor at SUNY Adirondack. Nancy is a beloved member of the staff, and everyone feels honored to have worked with her in the first half of this semester. This 2023 publication is just as much hers as it is ours. We love and miss you Nancy! She is the author of Washington Prize Award winning Sun, Moon, Salt as well as other works Detour and Ask Again Later. She also serves as president of Word Works Books


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