About

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.

If you have any questions about APN or would like to share your comments and feedback, feel free to reach out to us at apnmagonline@gmail.com. 

We’d love to hear what you have to say!


Staff

 

NICKIE HAYES

Editor-in-Chief

Nickie Hayes is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh from Poughkeepsie, New York. This is her fourth semester at APN, and 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 video games and reading. Although, you could also easily find her listening to K-pop, watching anime or spending time with her friends and family. 

Kenzi Murphy

Deputy Editor

Kenzi Murphy is the deputy editor for APN. She is a sophmore at SUNY Plattsburgh with a major in journalism and a minor in public relations and psychology. She adores writing about anything outdoors or travel related. Thus, it is not surprising that you will most likely find Murphy hiking in the Adirondacks, finding the most difficult hikes to trek, in her free time. Expectedly, on her bucket list she hopes to trek to Mount Everest Base Camp in Nepal some day.

Natalie St. Denis

Editor

Natalie St. Denis is another editor for APN this term. She is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh and has a major in journalism. She is passionate to write about music, travel and animals. 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.

Aissatou lo

Social Media Editor

Aissatou Lo is the social media editor for APN and is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh. She has a major in public relations and loves to write style pieces for APN. In her free time she enjoys eating pasta and watching “The Office”. Those two things can always make her days better. She also loves online shopping.

Michael hlopko

Staff Writer

Michael Hlopko is a returning staff writer for APN with a major in journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh. Hlopko loves to write stories, and creative writing is one of the things he has always excelled at. In his free time, he does a lot of work on the Steam Workshop, making custom content for his favorite PC games. If you’ve ever used the Steam Workshop for Project Zomboid before, there’s a good chance you’ve stumbled across some mods he has helped work on. When Hlopko is not writing or gaming, he is usually outside, going on a long walk or hike. It helps clear his head, and gives him a moment of solitude that he often needs to get into a writing state of mind.

Kiyanna noel

Staff Writer

Kiyanna Noel is a returning staff writer for APN, and she has a major in magazine journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh. Her favorite categories to write about are opinion or arts and culture. However, Noel also loves writing about music and writing poetry. A fun fact about her is that she loves the color pink and she always has at least two pink accessories on her at all times. 

Kennedy Tavares

Staff Writer

Kennedy Tavares is also a returning staff writer at APN this term. She is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh and has a double major in journalism and public relations. Her favorite categories to write about are love and relationships or arts and culture. In Tavares free time, she enjoys spending time with her friends and family. Plus, she loves reading and writing as well as eating. She’s a huge foodie and is always on the hunt for new recipes to try.

Peculiar Joseph

Staff Writer

Peculiar Joseph is another returning staff writer at APN this semester. She has a triple major in political science, biomedical sciences and entrepreneurship at SUNY Plattsburgh. Joseph’s favorite things to write about are within the realms of health and science. As well, a fun fact about her is that she loves to talk and interact with new people.

Shikira Fisher

Staff Writer

Shikira Fisher is a new staff writer at APN this term. She is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh with a double major in public relations and journalism. Fisher’s favorite thing to write about is the beauty industry. In her free time, unsurprisingly, she loves to do her makeup. You can also find Fisher enjoying pizza and watching scary movies with her friends when she’s not working on school work.

Munya Chimanye

Staff Writer

Munya Chimanye is another new staff writer to APN this fall. He has a major in journalism, plus a minor in photography, and he is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh. Chimanye’s favorite topics to write about include food, golf and art. A fun fact about him is that his first golf coach, Tim Price, is the brother of Nick Price, one of the most accomplished golfers of all time.

Esther Estrada

Staff Writer

Esther Estrada, a new staff writer for APN, is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh this year. She has a major in public relations with a double minor in marketing and journalism. Her favorite topics to write about are the current media outlet, along with what is going on in today’s social media centered world, and what’s trending in it. When she is not working on school, Estrada loves going to the gym and working out. As well, she enjoys going on random, exciting adventures and trying new restaurants and food. She also loves to travel to new places. However, you’ll would always catch her listening to music with whatever she’s doing.

Amy Ward

Staff Writer

Amy Ward is also a new staff writer at APN this semester. She is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh with a major in journalism. She enjoys writing opinion pieces, but also loves to write within the arts and culture category. Ward is passionate about music. If she hears a song playing over the speakers at a mall or restaurant, most of the time she can identify the artist and song title. Also, she enjoys dancing and lip syncing to the music on her headphones while she’s out on a walk.

Aleksandra Sidorova

Staff Writer

Aleksandra Sidorova is another new staff writer at APN this fall. She is a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh with a major in journalism and a minor in language and linguistics. Her favorite topics to write about include style and arts and culture. Sidorova is always on the go running around doing things like errands, work and school. When she is not preoccupied carrying the weight of her world, she likes to unwind by drinking tea, drawing or watching her favorite comedian, Kurtis Conner.

Adviser

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!

My name is Nickie Hayes and I am the Editor-in-Chief at APN this fall. This is my second semester in this role and my fourth semester overall at APN. I am thrilled to be working with the staff in person and on campus this semester.

We have seven returning editors and staff writers, along with six new staff writers. Our staff is ready to bring you fresh and striking articles through bright ideas, giving you bold and unique content to enjoy. Be sure to stay up to date with new releases every week. We have some great reads coming your way!

Additionally, I have to give thanks to our readers, as we would not be here without you! We appreciate your continued support for our student run magazine. I would also like to thank our new and returning writers for always creating and producing outstanding media for APN.

I am elated to share my last year at SUNY Plattsburgh with a great staff, doing what we love to do. I hope you are as eager as I am to see our latest content.

Thank you for returning to the APN website!

Nickie Hayes

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