Hi, my name is Olivia Bousquet! I am the editor in chief. I’m 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, New York, which makes me a local to these parts. I am a senior, double majoring in multimedia journalism and public relations. My goals for the future is to work somewhere I love, whether that’s in a newsroom or for a 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.
Editor in Chief
Hello! My name is Sydney Hakes, and I’m the managing and arts & culture editor. I am a journalism major from Corning, New York. Since transferring to SUNY Plattsburgh in 2021, I’ve gotten to know the Plattsburgh community by interviewing and writing about various individuals and events, both on and off campus. For my career path, I hope to continue with a focus on art, culture and community in any city or town I end up in. When I’m not busy with school or work, you can often find me cooking or crafting something.
Managing and Arts & Culture Editor
Hi y’all, my name is Jessica Johnson and I am the opinions editor! I’m from Albany, New York, and I’m a senior, double majoring in multimedia journalism and tv/video production with a minor in broadcast management. I am also a sister of Theta Alpha Lambda. After graduation, I’m hoping to travel and move to the U.K.! My aspirations include becoming a travel journalist, a foreign correspondent, or working for a horror production company. Being a part of Cardinal Points the past few semesters has pushed me to become a better writer, produce better content, and grow as a student. In my free time, I love creative writing, filming, photography, reading and hanging out with friends. A fun fact: my favorite novel is The Crucible! 🙂
Hello, I’m Aleksandra Sidorova, the news editor! I am an international student originally from Moscow, Russia, but I’ve been living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for most of my life. I am a sophomore majoring in journalism with a minor in language and linguistics. For all of my college career thus far, I’ve been involved in Cardinal Points, and what I love most about the experience is the connections I make in the campus and town communities! Writing for a community is incredibly fulfilling to me, as is working with a passionate team, and I hope to continue doing that once I graduate. My hobbies are drawing and discovering quirky things about art, history, language and culture.
Hey, I’m Liam Sample, the sports editor! I’m a sophomore, double majoring in broadcast journalism and TV-Video Production with a minor in journalism. I have been involved in Cardinal Points since my first semester at college. I really enjoy how CP allowed me to be a part of Plattsburgh’s Athletics and has given me an understanding of each of our teams. Getting the opportunity to talk to the coaches and athletes is a unique and fun thrill. My goal is to become a play by play announcer at the professional level and I currently call the home games for our soccer and hockey teams! In my spare time, I enjoy golfing, watching sports, and hanging out with friends.
Hello, my name is Collin Bolebruch, and I am the associate sports editor. I’m originally from Amsterdam, New York, and I now study journalism as a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh. I am currently in my second semester with Cardinal Points. Since coming to campus, I’ve found myself drawn to sports journalism. Writing about unwritten issues in sports and forming relationships with teams, players and coaches interested me and drove me to where I am now. Cardinal Points is an amazing platform for my work and I could absolutely see myself in the field. Outside of my career as a student, I love watching sports, reviewing movies, listening to music and spending time with friends.
Associate Sports Editor
Hi! My name is Zoe Nguyen, and I am the graphic editor for Cardinal Points. I’m an international student from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, and I’m currently a BFA junior with concentrations in graphic design and photography. I’m very excited and looking forward to working with an amazing team! A fun fact about me is I’m currently at level 5400 in Candy Crush.
Hello! My name is Alexa Dumas and I am the Web Editor for Cardinal Points! I’m a junior, double majoring in English literature and English language arts, minoring in journalism. I’m from Jefferson, a small farming town in Schoharie County, NY! One of my goals is to attend graduate school to become a school librarian; my dream job! Outside of CP, I’m the president of the Literature Club and the secretary of Sigma Tau Delta, the English honor society, as well as the Apparel Chair for Theta Phi Alpha, women's fraternity. When I’m not doing school work, you can always find me reading or listening to true crime podcasts!
Hello my name is Melanie Lanzo (she/her) and I handle all public relations things for Cardinal Points. I am currently a senior and my major is journalism. Originally I am from the Bronx, New York and came to SUNY Plattsburgh to pursue my education. The reason I chose journalism as my major is because I am interested in sports writing/broadcasting. After I graduate I plan on getting my masters to expand my knowledge and add on to what I've learned in SUNY Plattsburgh. Some of my interests and hobbies outside of school is reading and writing. Nothing makes me happier than starting a new book and giving a review of it. I chose to be the Public Relations position for Cardinal Points because I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and do something I've never done before.
Public Relations Chair