Welcome to All Points Now, a magazine produced by the journalism students at SUNY Plattsburgh. At APN we strive to create the latest lifestyle content, providing inspiring and refreshing ideas for the day to day lives of our readers. Through our health and wellness, fashion, food, culture, relationship and entertainment articles, our readers can grab valuable insights quickly and easily. Whatever it is, we have the read for you.
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Nickie Hayes is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Poughkeepsie, New York. This is her fifth semester at APN and her third semester as editor-in-chief. She has a major in fitness and wellness leadership, with a minor in journalism. She is most intrigued in writing about nutrition and the aspects of wellness. For her career she hopes to combine her major and minor, writing within the fitness, health and nutrition industry. In her free time, Hayes enjoys playing with her cat and reading. Although, you could also easily find her listening to K-pop, watching anime or spending time with her friends and family.
Natalie St. Denis
Natalie St. Denis is the deputy editor for APN and this is her second term in this role and at the publication. She is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh and has a major in journalism and a minor in psychology. She enjoys writing about music, travel, science and nature exploration most. When she’s not attending concerts, you can find St. Denis on the hunt for new vinyl records to add to her collection or designing tattoos for herself.
Munya Chimanye is a new editor to APN this spring and this is his second term at the publication. He has a double major in journalism and photography, and he is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh. Chimanye’s favorite topics to write about include food, golf and art. He is also trained in cooking many styles of fine dining cuisine and a five handicap in golf. As well, he is a major art enthusiast.
Kiara Mapp is a brand new staff writer to APN this spring. She is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh with a double major in English writing arts and English literature, and she has a professional writing certificate minor. Her favorite topics to write about are nature and nuture. In her free time you can find Mapp reading a novel or scrolling through TikTok.
Jesse Taylor is also new to the APN staff this spring. He is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh with a major in journalism. Taylor’s favorite things to write about include music, movies and TV, history and outdoor activities. It makes sense that he loves movies, music and all other forms of entertainment in general. Despite that, he finds he feels the most like himself when he is outdoors or spending time with his friends.
Jess Landman is another new staff writer to APN this semester. She has a double major in journalism and French, and she is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh. Her favorite topics to write about are health and fitness. Along with being a part of this publication, she is also a part of the Plattsburgh women’s soccer team and the college’s track and field team.
Molly Ryan is another new staff writer to APN this spring. She is a freshman at SUNY Plattsburgh with a major in broadcast journalism and has a minor in journalism. She loves to write about anything lifestyle, but also enjoys writing about health and fitness. Some of her favorite hobbies include working out and listening to music. You can also find Ryan reading, spending time outside or even doing both at the same time. Also, a fun fact about Ryan is she is a Scorpio and her favorite animal is a cat.
Olivia Davis is another new staff writer to APN this semester. They are a first-year student at SUNY Plattsburgh and they have a triple major in anthropology, theatrical production and technology certification. Davis’s favorite topics to write about include arts, culture, and movie and book reviews. In their free time, Davis loves visiting museums, with the hopes to go into diorama design and exhibition creation in the future.
Micky Mellon is also a new staff writer to APN this spring. He is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh, and he has a major in journalism. He is passionate to write about cultural concepts; how groups and individuals live their lives or function. In Mellon’s free time, he enjoys meeting new people. He also enjoys the outdoors.
Kiyanna Noel is a returning club member to APN. She has a major in magazine journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh, and she is also a senior. Her favorite categories to write about are arts and culture or food and drink. However, Noel also loves writing about music and writing poetry in her free time. A fun fact about her is that she loves the color pink.
Ziaire Ferrell is also a new staff writer to APN this spring. She is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh, with a major in broadcast journalism and a minor in journalism. She is originally from Buffalo, N.Y., and she is the only girl out of four boys, being the middle child. Ferrell also has a dog named Bentley, who is 3 years old. A fun fact about Ferrell is that her, her mom and her older brother were all born in September. Ferrell and her older bother are just a day apart, and her mother’s birthday is just a week beforehand. In her free time, she enjoys eating, singing, listening to music and playing guitar from time to time.
Peculiar Joseph is a returning club member to APN. Joseph is a junior at SUNY Plattsbugh with a triple major in biomedical sciences, entrepreneurship and political sciences. Her favorite things to write about are cultural concepts such as how different groups or individuals live their lives or function. A fun fact about Joseph is she enjoys Nigerian meals because of how healthy they are.
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:
Welcome to All Points Now, the lifestyle magazine run by the journalism students at SUNY Plattsburgh! My name is Nickie Hayes and I am the editor-in-chief at APN. This will be my fifth semester at APN, three of which are in this role. We are thrilled to have you on our website, and this spring we plan to have a plethora of intriguing and fresh reads coming your way.
If you are a returning reader, you may have noticed our latest change to the website: “If You Asked Us.” We officially launched a new category solely for our collaboration articles at the end of the 2022. Check out these stories to read our staff’s opinion of everything lifestyle related including our guilty pleasure TV shows and movies, book recommendations, how we survive being sick and more.
This spring at APN the majority of our staff is brand new, with two returning editors. They are ready to convey their bright and captivating stories for your enjoyment. We thank you, our readers, so very much for coming back to our website and for your continued support of our student run magazine. We would not be able to do what we love without you all.
I am elated to be able to spend my final term at SUNY Plattsburgh as editor-in-chief of this wonderful online magazine, and I will cherish these final moments at the school.
Thank you for always choosing All Points Now for your lifestyle content!