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2016-2017 Staff

Brian Demo '17

Staff Writer

I am a senior at Elmira College, and I look forward to producing meaningful pieces and engaging with readers.  I plan to receive a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing.  Rather recently...

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Anna Copp '18

Staff Writer and Photographer

As a junior transfer, working at The Octagon is both new and exciting for me. I am a Psychology major with a minor in Criminal Justice. I plan on going into clinical psychology, specializing in counseling adolescents and ...

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Monica Matt '17

Staff Writer

Monica Matt is a senior biology major. She hopes to attend grad school and study bivalve development. During her time at EC she has been a part of EC Tap Ensemble and Elmira College Dance Marathon. She also has been a Gold Ke...

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Chelsey Blodgett '20

Staff Writer

I am an English and Chemistry double major with a Psychology minor as of right now. Since I am a Freshman at Elmira College you should expect to see my articles in the years to come. I look forward to growing and finding who I am a...

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Nicole Derosia '17

Editor-in-Chief and Opinions Editor

I am a Senior at Elmira College. I have been writing for The Octagon for three years, and am now the Editor of Opinions. I have been working as a Writing Consultant for three years, and would love to continue to help others and...

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Rachel Alibozek '17

Staff Writer

I am a senior at Elmira College studying both chemistry and criminal justice. Hailing from Vermont, I have a strong New England sense of humor and support all Boston sports teams. I have 3 cats and I play the flute and tap da...

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Alli Woodard '18

Editor-in-Chief and World News Editor

As a senior political science major, Alli Woodard has been writing for The Octagon since her freshman year in 2014. She currently serves as the co-Editor-in-Chief, as well as World News Editor. Besides The Octagon, she has taken on ...

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Haley Brown '17


As a senior at Elmira College, I have accomplished many things not only in my writing career in the classroom, but outside of it as well. Leading up to college I was involved as primary editor of our school newspaper and was ente...

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