Hello, my name is Alana Penny! I am the Editor in Chief of Cardinal Points. I’m a senior from Anchorage, Alaska majoring in journalism. I have been a part of Cardinal Points since my freshman year, and have had the opportunity to meet so many wonderful, smart, hard-working writers, photographers and artists along the way! My favorite part of working for the newspaper is learning about different people, groups, activities and concepts I would have never come across otherwise, and sharing them with the SUNY Plattsburgh community. In my free time I enjoy painting, crocheting, traveling, reading and spending time outside.
Editor in Chief
Hi, my name is Olivia Bousquet! I am the News and Managing Editor. I am excited to work with many amazing writers and creators to bring news and content to SUNY Plattsburgh students. Cardinal Points is a great outlet to becoming a better writer and communicator. I am from Peru, NY, which makes me a local to these parts. I am a senior, double majoring in multimedia journalism and public relations. I am also on the committee for Shine On!, a deputy editor for DoNorth magazine and vice president of PRSSA! My goals for the future is to work somewhere I love, whether that’s in a newsroom or for a public relations company. When I’m not busy with school, I love to travel, hike and rollerblade. One of my favorite places I’ve visited was Maui, Hawaii! I enjoy spending time with friends, buying plants, writing and reading.
Managing and News Editor
Hello! My name is Alexa Dumas and I am the Opinions and Web Editor for Cardinal Points! I am a sophomore, double majoring in English literature and English language arts and minoring in journalism. I’m from Jefferson, NY, a small farming town. One of my goals is to attend graduate school to become a school librarian; my dream job! This is my third semester working for Cardinal Points and I am excited to grow as an editor and writer. CP has allowed me to strengthen my writing while meeting new people across campus. Outside of CP, I’m the secretary of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, and I’m in the Honors Program. When I’m not doing school work, you can always find me reading or listening to true crime podcasts!
Opinions and Web Editor
Hey, what’s up? My name is Garrett Collins and I am the Sports Editor for Cardinal Points. I am a senior TV/Video productions major and I’m from Long Island, specifically Eastport, NY. I am on the Plattsburgh men’s rugby team and I am a part of PSTV. In my free time I like to play video games, hangout with friends, and play and watch sports. A fun fact about me is that I am double jointed on my left thumb.
Hey! My name is Adeeb Chowdhury and I’m the FUSE Editor for Cardinal Points. I’m a sophomore from Bangladesh majoring in international business with a double minor in economics and political science. This is my third semester working for CP and I’ve loved how it has allowed me to make new friends and meet so many interesting and talented people. One fun fact is that I absolutely love sneakers and want to work for Nike one day. I’m also a big fan of streetwear and hip-hop. My favorite artists across all genres are Kid Cudi, Kendrick Lamar, Grimes, Young Thug, and Stevie Wonder.
Hi! My name is Nghi To and I’m the Graphics Editor for Cardinal Points this semester. I’m an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and I’m a senior majoring in studio art with a Graphic Design and Printmaking concentration. I’m also considering taking on journalism as a minor because I’ve always loved writing and want to experiment with new mediums. This is my fourth semester in Cardinal Points and it’s been a really enjoyable experience for me! It’s a way for me to create art outside of class and to experiment with new and important topics that I don’t usually work with. In my free time, I enjoy creating art, being out in nature, or snuggling up in bed with a good book.
Hey, how’s it going? My name is Olga Muka and I am the Photography Editor for Cardinal Points. I am a senior psychology major and I am from Long Island, specifically Hicksville, NY. I am on the Plattsburgh women’s volleyball team. In my free time I like to go on drives, listen to music, fly my drone, and hang out with my friends. A fun fact about me is that I am fluent in Greek and I always wear funky socks.
Hi! My name is Erica Haley and I am the Public Relations Chair for Cardinal Points! I am a senior, majoring in public relations with a minor in journalism. I was born and raised in Plattsburgh, NY, and love showing people the area from a local’s point of view! This is my first semester working with Cardinal Points and I am so excited to be joining such an amazing team. I am also the President of PRSSA (Public Relations Student Society of America) as well as an active committee member for Shine On. When I am not in school, I am running around somewhere with my dog!
Public Relations Chair