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’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, 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! 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
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 Production 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 comprehension, and helped me grow as a student. In my free time I love creative writing, filming, photography, reading and hanging out with friends. My favorite films include Matilda, Coraline and Can’t Buy Me Love, and my favorite novel is The Crucible!
Hey, what’s up? My name is Garrett Collins and I am the Sports Editor for Cardinal Points. I am a senior TV/Video Production and Broadcast Journalism major and I’m from Long Island, specifically Eastport, NY. 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 on the Plattsburgh men’s rugby team.
Hello! My name is Sydney Hakes and I’m the FUSE 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. I am also the deputy editor for All Points Now magazine. 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.
Hi! My name is Zoe Nguyen and I am the Graphic Editor for Cardinal Points. I’m an international student from Ho Chi Minh Coty, 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 4567 in Candy Crush.
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.
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. When I’m not doing school work, you can always find me reading or listening to true crime podcasts!
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 second 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