Friday, December 1, 2023

Editorial Board

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Aleksandra Sidorova

Hello, I’m Aleksandra Sidorova! I am thrilled and honored to be Editor in Chief of Cardinal Points, the organization that I’ve been part of since my very first semester at SUNY Plattsburgh. I am a junior majoring in journalism with a minor in language and linguistics. I am an international student originally from Moscow, Russia, but I’ve been living in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, for most of my life. What I love most about Cardinal Points is the connections I make within the campus and town communities, and the passionate team that drives the organization. At Cardinal Points, I discovered my passion for newspaper work. Serving a community is incredibly fulfilling to me, and I hope to continue doing that once I graduate.

Editor in Chief

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Kiyanna Noel

Hello! My name is Kiyanna Noel and I am the Arts & Culture Editor and Managing Editor for Cardinal Points. I am a senior majoring in journalism with a focus in magazine writing. I currently live in Brooklyn, NY, but I spent a majority of my life in Trinidad before moving to New Jersey for middle school and high school. Outside of school, I enjoy reading poetry, traveling and hanging out with friends. Culture is a concept that has always been important to me because I have moved around a few times, and in those times I experienced a variety of different people, foods and languages. This drives me to focus on writing mainly in arts and culture categories and narrowing my future endeavors to pursue a culture-based journalism career.

Managing and News Editor

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Hayden Sadler

Hi! My name is Hayden Sadler and I’m the News Editor at Cardinal Points. I am in the first semester of my senior year studying journalism. I was born in Idaho, but I grew up in Marcellus, NY. This is my second semester at Cardinal Points, a publication which I am honored to be writing and editing for. News is the subject that most interests me in journalism, and I am looking forward to sharing the stories and news from around the SUNY Plattsburgh campus. When I’m not busy with school, I am often with my friends, hiking, watching movies, playing video games or reading. My favorite thing to do is travel. I recently traveled around Europe by rail during the month of July.

News Editor

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Collin Bolebruch

Hi! My name is Collin Bolebruch and I am the Sports Editor at Cardinal Points. I’m a junior studying journalism and public relations from Perth, NY. I arrived at the paper in spring 2022 as a staff writer in the sports section. The subject brought my love for journalism alive and has become one of my favorite parts of the college experience. The connections I have been able to develop with athletes, coaches, teams and even people in my own department will help define the rest of my career. I’m hoping to continue in this field, specifically covering sports, going forward. Outside of the paper, I like to watch and review films, listen to music, take care of my pet frog and, of course, watch sports.

Sports Editor

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Mikai Bruce

Hello! My name is Mikai Bruce and I am Associate Sports Editor at Cardinal Points. My major is journalism and I am from The Bronx, NY. I began at the paper in early 2023 and I have enjoyed my time here. I chose sports journalism because I really love sports. It’s very exciting and entertaining, especially basketball. I love taking care of my dog Kobe, making YouTube videos about the NBA, writing articles about the Toronto Raptors, playing my PS5, listening to music, and watching all kinds of sports which includes NBA, NFL, UFC and boxing.

Associate Sports Editor

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Daniela Raymond

Hey! My name is Daniela Raymond and I am the Opinion Editor for Cardinal Points this semester. I am a double major in Journalism and Public Relations, and I currently live in Orange County, NY. I am a PROUD Haitian woman and our culture and traditions are incredibly important to me. I’m also trilingual: I speak Creole, French and English. Outside of doing work, I love running and working out and, honestly, any kind of physical activity makes my day. I'm an active reader. On average, I finish a book a week and my favorite genres are dystopian and historical fiction. I also love writing spoken-word poetry, and I’ve gotten the opportunity to perform a couple of pieces. I enjoy being involved on campus and have held roles in clubs like PABJ, PRSSA, Spicy Island Tings and JEDI Dance Productions. I am also a proud sister of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. I’m so excited to work in this role this semester and can’t wait to see the wonderful articles that we produce!

Opinion Editor

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Dorothy Jayne Smith

Hi! My name is Dorothy Jayne, and I'm the Photography Editor for Cardinal Points. I am a junior majoring in sociology and minoring in photography. I am originally from Schenectady, NY, but I’ve lived in Albany for most of my life. I work at the Student Mail Center on campus, too, so you may have seen me there. I developed an interest in photography as an art while studying here, leading me to combine it with journalism, which had been an interest of mine for a while already. I plan to pursue a career in either the postal service or photojournalism. In my free time, I enjoy listening to music, spending valuable time with my friends, and going outside (preferably all at once).

Photography Editor

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Cameron Greaves

Hello everyone! My name is Cam Greaves and I am the Graphics Editor for Cardinal Points. I'm currently a junior majoring in art, specializing in graphic design and drawing. I grew up in Poughkeepsie, NY, and plan to pursue a career as a freelance designer. In my free time, I try to explore art mediums I have never tried before. Lately, I've been exploring the fascinating world of embroidery! When I’m not making art, you can either find me working in the student mail center or petting my Holland lop rabbit named Mochi.

Graphics Editor

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Jacob Crawford

My name is Jacob Crawford, and I am the Multimedia Editor for Cardinal Points. I am a senior pursuing a double major in digital media production and TV-video production. I am originally from Liverpool, NY, and have been attending SUNY Plattsburgh since the fall of 2021. This is my second semester as an editor for Cardinal Points. After graduating, I hope to find a career creating digital content, with a primary focus on video production. I am always looking to improve my skills in audio/video production, graphic design, web design and animation. When I’m not working, I enjoy film, television and playing Dungeons & Dragons.

Multimedia Editor

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Kennedy Tavares

Hello! My name is Kennedy Tavares and I’m the PR Chair for Cardinal Points. I am a senior majoring in multimedia journalism and public relations from Brooklyn, NY. I began writing for CP the fall semester of 2022, and I fell in love with the publication. It provided me with not only the opportunity to develop my journalistic skill, but also pushed me to participate in campus events as well as get to know my peers and professors. Outside of the paper, I enjoy reading, writing, cooking (as well as eating) and overall spending time with loved ones.

PR Chair

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Yuki Ouchi

Hi! My name is Yuki Ouchi and I'm the Web Editor for Cardinal Points. I’m currently a junior majoring in computer science. I'm originally from Okinawa, Japan and speak Japanese and English. This is my first semester as a web editor and I’m excited to work with the passionate staff of Cardinal Points. I played softball for about 10 years until I graduated high school, so I enjoy playing sports a lot. Also my favorite activity during the semester is going to the university gym. I work as a student technician at the ITS Helpdesk on campus as well. So you can find me either at the ITS Helpdesk or Memorial Gym. After graduation, I’m planning to find a career as a web application developer in Japan.

Web Editor