All Points Now is student-produced, brought to you by the journalism students of SUNY Plattsburgh. Our mission is to inspire and motivate all things lifestyle, providing our busy readers with quick but valuable insights into fashion, entertainment, arts, food, health and wellness throughout their week. Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered.

If you have questions about APN or would like to share comments and feedback, please email us at apnmagonline@gmail.com.

Our archives are currently under construction, but we will gladly furnish files of previous content upon request.

We’d love to hear from you!



Hales Passino


Hales Passino is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in Multimedia Journalism. She’s a beatnik, barista and Bob Dylan enthusiast. Sometimes, she’s scribbling down new poems, connecting with some cats over coffee, or painting the abstract ways her brain interprets songs. It’s hard to sum up what Hales wants to do because she wants to do it all. Writing for Rolling Stone and reviewing art galleries across the country are career goals she’s pursuing.


Nickie Hayes

Deputy Editor

Nickie Hayes is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh, majoring in Fitness and Wellness Leadership, with a minor in Journalism. Her interests include boxing and mixed martial arts, along with writing, traveling and the outdoors. She is also an avid anime enthusiast. For her career, she hopes to combine her major and minor, writing within the health, wellness and fitness industry.


Jessica Collins

Deputy Editor

Jessica Collins is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh double majoring in multimedia journalism and political science. Some topics that she loves to write about are sports, music, and politics. In her free time, you will catch her playing video games, listening to music, and hanging out with her cats. 

Nickie Hayes

Staff Writer

Nickie Hayes is a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh, majoring in fitness and wellness leadership, with a minor in journalism. Her interests include boxing and mixed martial arts, along with writing, traveling and the outdoors. She is also an avid anime enthusiast. For her career she hopes to combine her major and minor, writing within the health, wellness and fitness industry.

Jonas Ward

Staff Writer

Jonas Ward is a SUNY Plattsburgh senior majoring in news journalism. He has a great interest in cars and is also an aspiring film photographer. His dream job is to be an automotive journalist or a photojournalist. In his free time, you may find him working on a vehicle, traveling, taking pictures or editing a new video project.

Christyn pettway

Staff Writer

Christyn Pettway, aka “Chris,” is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Bronx, New York. She is majoring in journalism and minoring in gender & women’s studies. In her free time, she likes to paint, sing and practice tattooing. In the future, Chris plans to own an online magazine and blog with topics surrounding pro-blackness and black culture. She would also like to pursue a career with her art and music and views APN as the perfect platform to jump-start her success. 

Carly Newton

Staff Writer

Carly Newton is a senior majoring in news journalism. She likes sports and is a huge Broncos fan and Yankees fan. She likes spending time with her friends, four cats, and two dogs. Her hobbies include reading, running, hiking, playing video games and watching TV.

Ashley St. john

Staff Writer

Ashley St. John is a junior majoring in magazine journalism with a minor in photography. She’s also the current Vice President of Finance in her sorority, Alpha Phi. After she graduates, she hopes to work at a local magazine in her hometown and eventually work up to a bigger magazine like National Geographic or Cosmopolitan. She loves photography and would like to incorporate that into her work. She also loves to read, cook, bake and just hang out with friends and family. 

Angelica melara

Staff Writer

Angelica Melara is a senior in the magazine journalism program, and this is her first semester with APN. She likes hiking, canoeing, kayaking and going to the gym. She also volunteers at the Elmore SPCA animal shelter while she is at school. Melara is a Marvel superhero fan. She always wanted to be a journalist and wishes to write about traveling after she graduates because she wants to have a reason to travel in the future, especially after having been cooped up all of quarantine. 

Katie Kallamni

Staff Writer

Katie Kallamni is a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh and is majoring in journalism. She plays lacrosse for the school and enjoys the outdoors and traveling. Often she will be tuned in to Spotify when not doing work, watching a movie, working out or hanging out with friends. Kallamni hopes to in the future work on a short film or book, see new cultures and work for a cause. 


Jack Downs

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:

Hello, and welcome to All Points Now, also known as APN!

My name is Alex Leisenfelder and I am the Editor-In-Chief of APN this semester. This is my third semester writing for APN, and I have been both a staff writer and deputy editor during my previous semesters. This semester, our team is operating fully remote. Our meetings transitioned smoothly into an online format, allowing us to produce the same great content we have in the past. 

We have almost an entirely new staff with bright ideas and different interests, which means more great content for you, our reader! Keep an eye out for content in areas like fitness, pop culture, informative how-to’s and much more! 

As always, we wouldn’t be here without you. Thank you to all of our readers who give us continuous support and cheer us on from the sidelines. I would also like to thank our new and returning staffers for producing media for APN. 

I am looking forward to a fun semester with skilled staff and hope you are eager to consume the content we produce. 

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