Tyler Macri by Stillwater Magazine

Tyler Macri is a Senior at Ithaca College studying Cinema, Photography, and Writing. Utilizing most commonly the 16mm film format, he's used both image and text to explore the world around him from early age. Employing the aesthetics of magical realism to contextualize a variety of topics, his work repeatedly explores the impressionistic, psychological spaces that exist between people through a variety of personal and cultural terrains. 

 

Jackson Short by Stillwater Magazine

Jackson Smith is a sophomore Writing major and a copyeditor for Stillwater. A writer himself, Jackson enjoys reading shorter forms of writing such as short story, essay, and poetry. When he isn’t writing or reading, he’s likely playing or listening to music, daydreaming or watching piano duets on YouTube.

Anna Michnowicz by Stillwater Magazine

Anna Michnowicz is a junior double major in Writing and Theatre Studies at Ithaca College.  She started writing from a very young age and will take every opportunity she can to jot down plot ideas, even within the margins of her class notes. When she’s not in rehearsal, Anna can be found as a part of Stillwater’s fiction editing team. Her favorite authors are Leigh Bardugo, Catherynne Valente and William Shakespeare, but she is always looking for a new book to read. Anna is a huge fan of chai tea, the musician Banks, and her cat, Harry. She hopes to one day enter the world of publishing, to help others publish their own works and to publish her future novels and/or plays.

Ash Williams by Stillwater Magazine

Ash Williams is a junior writing major and still photography minor from Philadelphia PA. With a passion for poetry specifically, as well as the art of the photo, he is constantly looking for ways to combine the two to produce a stunning, thought-provoking, visual and sometimes audial piece of work to challenge the way you think about social issues and the way we live our lives.

Noa Livernois by Stillwater Magazine

Noa Livernois is a senior Writing major and Women’s and Gender Studies minor. They are a nonfiction editor for Stillwater, as well as the co-president of Spit That! and the lead poetry editor for States of Mind. They once bought a signed copy of Morning in the Burned House from a used bookstore for eight dollars, and it remains their proudest accomplishment to this day.

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Alex Durham by Stillwater Magazine

Alex Durham is a junior writing major and theatre minor hailing from the farmlands of southern New Jersey. She has been writing nonstop since first grade, when her mother began reading Harry Potter to her before bedtime. Notable influences of hers are the works of Stephen King, John Green, and Kurt Vonnegut. Alex is currently a Writing Center tutor for the IC Writing Department, as well as a founding member of the theatre organization, IC Second Stage. She is incredibly interested in the tie between writing and theatre, especially in the space where writing becomes performative. When she isn't writing or working on a show, Alex can be found enjoying a peanut butter-banana smoothie, listening to The Front Bottoms and Frank Ocean, or thrifting comfy sweaters.

Eliza Desmarais by Stillwater Magazine

Eliza Desmarais is a freshman, Writing major at IC, who grew up in a small town in western Massachusetts. She has always had an interest in both writing and editing, and is a copyeditor for the Stillwater editorial staff. When she isn’t daydreaming about correct grammar, Eliza enjoys spending her time painting, writing, discovering new music to add to her playlists, spending time in nature, and binge-watching documentaries on Netflix.

Jackson Short by Stillwater Magazine

Jackson Short is a freshman Writing major at Ithaca College. He enjoys writing poetry, lyric essays, anything in braided form, and has written for IC Distinct Magazine. Some of his favorite writers include Fyoder Dostoyevsky, Hanya Yanagihara, Robin Coste Lewis, and Joan Didion. He is currently researching manipulation of news media in the 20th-century for a possible poetry collection.

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Kai Nealis by Stillwater Magazine

Kai Nealis is one of Stillwater Magazine's Visual Art & Photography Editors. He is a senior majoring in Cinema and Photography with a minor in Latin American Studies. He grew up writing and photographing in Montana, Chicago, and The Pacific Northwest. He enjoys jazz music, smelling flowers, and Basho haikus.

Tara Eng by Stillwater Magazine

As a passionate print-advocate, Tara Eng is Stillwater’s Assistant Layout Editor. She is a sophomore documentary studies & production major, with minors in writing and education, and hails from the lovely city of Philadelphia. Tara is most content when working in InDesign (despite popular belief), tending to her plants, or reading poetry. She also tutors at the writing center and teaches a Writopia lab at the Tompkins County Public Library.

 

Francesca Hodge by Stillwater Magazine

Francesca Hodge is Stillwater’s resident Image/Text editor. She is a senior Television Radio major at IC with a concentration in production design. She was raised in Massachusetts, home of witches and clam chowder. Writing and illustration have always been in her life, and she uses a combination of the two to express herself artistically. She is currently working on an illustrated novel, which she will be embarrassed by in five years, and proud of in ten. Her other loves include her dog Benny, planting and eating vegetables, and loving her friends.

 

Erin Shuster by Stillwater Magazine

Erin Shuster is a poetry editor for Stillwater Magazine. She is a sophomore pursuing a Writing major and a possible minor in either Spanish or Psychology. She is a writer for IC Distinct Magazine and an active member of IC Spit That!, Ithaca’s slam poetry club. Once she began writing short stories in elementary school, she realized she could not imagine her life without writing. She appreciates the power to create and the power to put emotions onto paper. She enjoys reading poetry, and writing it, discovering new music, and spending time outdoors. Erin also enjoys spending time with her friends and family, her greatest inspirations.

 

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Brenna O'Donnell by Stillwater Magazine

Brenna O'Donnell is a Junior writing major and acts as the Assistant Editor-in-Chief and Lead Fiction Editor at Stillwater Magazine. She adores writing, especially the way it can be used to confront difficult topics while bringing readers and writers together. For her, Stillwater is a vibrant platform for IC students to do exactly that! Brenna's hobbies include taking record long time to put on eyeliner, overeating Cheetos, and dismantling the patriarchy. She can be found eternally partaking in an inner debate on whether or not to grow up and be Jack Kerouac, Rihanna, or Elizabeth Warren. But if not that, then definitely watching The Walking Dead for the 320th time.

 

Meg Tippett by Stillwater Magazine

Meg Tippett is Stillwater's Co-Social Media Director! She is a sophomore Writing and Sociology major here at IC and minors in piano performance. She is from Baltimore, Maryland and is passionate about argument and professional writing. Meg is always willing to discuss controversial topics and politics, but be prepared to fight! Writing allows Meg to express herself concretely because she is a terrible public speaker. Ironically enough, she aspires to be a lawyer and attend law school after graduating from IC. Besides writing, she likes indie and alternative music, but is not against the occasional High School Musical jam session.

Lindsay Bilgram by Stillwater Magazine

Lindsay Bilgram is a sophomore Writing major with a concentration in Creative Writing and minors in English, History, and the Honors Program. She grew up in Holland, PA where she spent most of her time reading anything she could get her hands on and crafting stories of her own. Some of Lindsay’s favorite authors and biggest inspirations are Leigh Bardugo, J.k. Rowling, and Jane Austen. She hopes to one day work in the publishing world, whether it be as an editor, a literary agent, or an author herself.  Aside from all things literature, Lindsay is passionate about history, musical theatre, coffee, and the Oxford comma. 

Margaret McKinnis by Stillwater Magazine

Margaret is a sophomore Writing major and also in the Honors Program. Although she is a nonfiction editor for Stillwater, she has a love for all genres, appreciating the ways poetry, fiction, and nonfiction intersect. She enjoys using writing to better understand who we are as humans. Margaret also enjoys spending her time browsing bookstores, conversing with friends over cups of coffee, sending postcards, and exploring art museums.

Claire Bailey by Stillwater Magazine

Claire Bailey is a freshman Writing and Integrated Marketing Communications major. She is looking forward to her first year as fiction editor for Stillwater Magazine. Originally from Boston, she has been having so much fun making Ithaca, New York her new home. Claire loves to write, particularly horror. The creepier the better! When she isn't writing, she can usually be found backstage at a production, or on a horse. Her favorite show is It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, especially when watching with friends. Feel free to talk to her about writing, reading, tv, or just about anything else!

Anna Michnowicz by Stillwater Magazine

Anna Michnowicz is a junior double major in Writing and Theatre Studies at Ithaca College.  She started writing from a very young age and will take every opportunity she can to jot down plot ideas, even within the margins of her class notes. When she’s not in rehearsal, Anna can be found as a part of Stillwater’s fiction editing team. Her favorite authors are Leigh Bardugo, Catherynne Valente and William Shakespeare, but she is always looking for a new book to read. Anna is a huge fan of chai tea, the musician Banks, and her cat, Harry. She hopes to one day enter the world of publishing, to help others publish their own works and to publish her future novels and/or plays.

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Jill Weisman by Stillwater Magazine

Jill Weisman is a senior Integrated Marketing Communications major and Graphic Design minor at Ithaca College. She has been doing freelance design for the past 6 years. When she’s not designing, Jill loves to read, listen to music, and watch TV. Jill plans to be a graphic designer for a small business after she graduates in May. However, she plans to eventually own her own business. 

 

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Courtney Ravelo by Stillwater Magazine

Courtney Ravelo is a senior writing major and theatre minor. This is her third year on Stillwater and she is the lead essay editor. She is also the co-editor-in-chief of States of Mind, as well as the co-president of Spit That! Courtney enjoys performing in her spare time, whether that means singing or acting or participating in spoken-word poetry.