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Aja Landolfi is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Queens, New York. She is double majoring in magazine journalism and public relations. In her free time, she likes to go to concerts and attend dance classes. One day, she would love to work in the music industry for a record company in their public relations department or pursue a career writing for a music magazine.
Caroline Bagby is a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh from Oneonta, New York double majoring in journalism and political science. She enjoys reading true crime books, painting, and closely following national politics. In the future, Caroline hopes to be a White House correspondent for the Washington Post or eventually run for a political office.
Social Media Editor
Amay Singh is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Bangalore, India. He is double majoring in journalism and public relations, as well as thinking about minoring in philosophy. Amay is a hardcore gamer, reader and audiophile who loves memeing. He would love to one day pursue a career as a wildlife photographer or an esports journalist.
Fred Balzac is an older, part-time student on his second go-round as an undergraduate. After earning a B.A. in English at Columbia University in the early 1980s, he returned to college in 2013, eventually earning a multimedia journalism Certificate at SUNY Plattsburgh, where he is working toward a double major in journalism and political science with a minor in film studies. As a journalist, Fred was twice a co-recipient for the New York Press Association award for Best Arts Coverage in New York State (Circulation Division 2) for articles written for the Lake Champlain Weekly in Plattsburgh. His work has also won or shared awards in playwriting, essay writing and community organizing—namely, the Adirondack Council’s Community Action Award as bestowed on a grassroots advocacy group he co-founded and headed that led the effort to preserve the Adirondacks’ only publicly owned covered bridge and protect the famous swimming hole and rapids on East Branch of the Ausable River in Jay, New York.
Jeremy Binning is a second semester sophomore. He grew up in Brooklyn, New York. He is majoring in multimedia journalism. He is studying this in hopes of being a sports reporter in the near future. Some of his hobbies are playing sports and making music. He enjoys making music a lot because he loves to write. He also writes other things like stories and skits. He is also working on his own sports podcast so joining APN seemed almost perfect for him.
Munya Chimanye is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from “Sunshine City” Harare, Zimbabwe. He is a double major in journalism and photography and has an innate love for languages and cultures. Munya’s freetime is consumed mainly by cooking, reading to know random facts, taking photographs, looking at photographs and telling random people at bars how many random facts he knows. In the future he hopes to write about serious issues in a non-serious manner and call it a career.
Jessica Collins is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh, double-majoring in political science and multimedia journalism. In her free time, she likes to play guitar, play with her kitties and hang out with friends. In the future, she would be interested in working in some combination of both fields or writing and producing content for a music publication.
Sarah-Margaret Cowart is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Malone, New York. She is majoring in philosophy and working to earn her professional writing certificate. In her free time, she loves to hula hoop and practice photography. She hopes to travel out of the country more in pursuit of discovering new possibilities for her life and career.
Brooke Desautels is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Peru, New York. She is an english language arts major with a minor in journalism. When she’s not hitting the books, she loves to play video games, listen to music, and hang out with friends. She hopes to one day become a licensed mental health counselor and use her love of writing and art with future clients. She also hopes to write short stories about her experiences with depression.
Nefi Garcia is a junior transfer student at SUNY Plattsburgh. He is majoring in digital media productions with a minor in graphic design. He is looking forward to creating entertainment graphics for a company. He enjoys filming and editing gaming content, practicing guitar and listening to EDM and heavy metal music.
Alex Leisenfelder is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh. She is majoring in Multimedia Journalism. While not studying, Alex can be found playing a variety of video games, reading fantasy novels or watching her favorite Twitch streamers. Alex would love to work in the esports industry or for a video game and entertainment company.
Haley Passino is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Keeseville, New York. She is majoring in multimedia journalism and is passionate about visual storytelling. Outside of school, you’ll find Haley working as a Starbucks barista, writing poetry, listening to rock and roll and hiking somewhere in the Adirondacks. Her goals are to launch her own blog, publish a book and pursue a photojournalism career in the rock music industry.
Meredith Rojas is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Queens, New York. She is majoring in anthropology and double minoring in biological anthropology and English. She spends her time writing creatively in her journals, practicing her ukulele skills, doing nature photography or watching Korean drama shows. She also loves to listen to punk, reggaeton and kpop music. She plans to publish her first book shortly after graduation.
Jack Downs is faculty adviser and instructor for All Points Now. He teaches journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh and has more than 30 years experience in daily newspapers, including web production, audio and video. He enjoys hiking, cross-country skiing and kayaking. He is married and has three daughters.
Letter from the Editor:
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to All Points Now, also known as APN.
My name is Aja Landolfi, and I am the editor-in-chief. This is my second semester of being a part of the APN staff. Last semester, I was a staff writer and I am excited to take what I learned and bring it into my role as editor-in-chief.
This semester I am joined by two returning members turned editors, Caroline our deputy editor and Amay our social media editor, as well as ten brand new staff writers. With the increase in our staff this semester, each staff writer brings something new to the table and you can expect to see a variety of content throughout the semester covering a lot of different topics.
My goal this year is to enhance the website by consistently uploading more content and hopefully adding some more audio/video elements to the site.
I look forward to another great semester of APN. As always, APN is looking for ways to branch out and grow, and we encourage our readers to reach out to us on social media.