All Points North is an online quarterly publication that brings the North Country to those around the world. We cover the Plattsburgh area, the Adirondacks, Vermont, and Quebec. Our topics range from local history, culture, and nature. To newcomers, the magazine provides an introduction to our beautiful region; to locals, it provides further information about familiar faces and places, as well as hidden gems of the area. Past stories have centered around such varied topics as parachuting, ghost hunting, nightlife, and the Underground Railroad. Our region has it all, and we proudly display it on this site. Our magazine is unique in that it is student-produced, brought to you by the journalism students of SUNY Plattsburgh. We hope you enjoy your journey navigating the North Country.
A city girl at heart, Priscila Ortiz has lived in New York City's Lower East Side for 22 years. She first realized her passion for journalism when, at the age of 16, she attended a press conference in her neighborhood. Clearly the youngest person in the room, she felt comfortable sitting among the journalists shouting their questions at the politicians. At that moment, she made her decision and never turned back. Now in her senior year at SUNY Plattsburgh, she is majoring in magazine journalism with a double minor in cultural anthropology and gender & women studies. This is her fifth semester working with All Points North.
Felicia Bonanno more commonly known as “Flea,” is a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in multimedia journalism with a minor in cultural anthropology. She grew up in and around Saratoga Springs, N.Y., the place that she attributes her love for both city and country life. Journalism combines her two greatest loves of writing and helping people. She hopes to someday travel and use journalism to write about Third World countries, calling attention to struggles in poverty. Some of her other interests include dance, reading, volunteering, alternative healing, and snowboarding.
Elizabeth R. Davidson is a sophomore magazine journalism major. She was born in southern California but has spent the last 12 years living in Westchester, N.Y. Her favorite hobbies include traveling, hiking, reading, writing, antique shopping, visiting museums, and going to concerts. After graduation, she hopes to find work at a lifestyles magazine in order to write about the things she enjoys most: art, cooking, traveling, and design.
Abby is a junior from New York City. She is pursuing dual degrees in biochemistry and multimedia journalism. When she’s not doing school related things, she enjoys reading, writing, drawing and learning about different cultures. Abby is a member of the Korean Association and is also a Student Ambassador for SUNY Plattsburgh. This is Abby’s third semester working for All Points North, and she’s very excited to continue her role as APN’s web editor.
Raised in Buffalo, NY, Tom came to the Adirondacks with a burning desire
to break free of suburbia and city life. During the winter months, he
spends his days at Whiteface Mountain, soaking up the sun and snow with
his friends. He hopes to someday mold his passion for snowboarding and
photography into an adventurous, unpredictable career.
Alex Huebner is a senior in the multimedia journalism major at Plattsburgh State. This is her second semester working for the magazine, where she had previously held the position of Associate Web Editor and assisted in the redesign of the site. She's a Southern California original, raised in Boonville, NY, a town where there are more cows than people. Alex is also an associate online editor and contributing writer for the school’s newspaper, Cardinal Points. When she’s not editing content for either publication, Alex can be found banging her head against the wall, asking herself why she decided to take on a such a full course load.
Brooklyn born but LA bound, David J. Beirne is a media enthusiast. He has experience producing audio, video, animated, and print media. At some point he was given the title “Associate Multimedia Editor” although he is not totally sure how or why.David is incredibly busy this semester, and isn’t sure where to begin. Taking the maximum course load to graduate on time, David is also an active DJ, and member of upper management, for the School’s radio station WQKE. In addition to those projects he is currently developing a webcomic tentatively titled “Nothing, IsReal” This is his first time working with All Points North, and hopes to bring a more interactive edge to the magazine.
Amanda Fruehauf transferred to SUNY Plattsburgh last fall from a community college in Medina, N.Y., a small town tucked between Buffalo and Rochester. She is a senior majoring in magazine journalism, and this is her first time as Art Director for APN. This is also her third semester as the art director at Cardinal Points, where she designs graphics for the weekly paper. If Amanda isn’t busy with schoolwork, she is most likely on a random adventure, looking up new music, or daydreaming about San Francisco.
Better known as Ebony, her love of the environment is what first interested her in journalism. As a magazine journalism major, she is minoring in environmental science and photography. She hopes to one day write for a magazine that focuses on how important it is to protect the environment. Growing up in Staten Island, N.Y. for most of her life has taught her how important it is to appreciate everything around you. It’s because of this attitude that she hopes to travel around the world one day and broaden her knowledge. When she’s not thinking about the environment, she enjoys reading books, listening to music and being silly with her best friends.
Originally from Orange County California, Ana Garcia is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh pursuing a bachelor’s degree in magazine journalism and a minor in marketing. At a very young age, Ana knew she wanted to pursue a career that involved writing and reading. Now as a 20-year old student, Ana has realized her true calling might be practicing law. Aside from staying busy with schoolwork, Ana manages to be president of Sigma Lambda Upsilon Sorority, and is an executive board member of the Multicultural Alliance. When she’s not busy delegating work within her sorority, volunteering or writing, Ana enjoys watching sports, bonding with her sisters and making her favorite childhood recipes.
Desiree Gonzalez, currently a sophomore at SUNY Plattsburgh, studying Multimedia Journalism and minoring in Broadcast Management, is originally from Westchester, New York. She is 19 years old and has a twin sister who attends Buffalo State. She hopes to one day become a tv network producer, and plans on going to Miami for graduate school. She is also a member of Sigma Lambda Upsilon, Senoritas Latinas Unidas Sorority, Inc. This is her first semester with All Points North, and also is on the Multimedia Staff for Cardinal Points, SUNY Plattsburgh's campus newspaper. She loves traveling, hanging out with friends and family, and loves meeting new people.
After getting his feet wet at two previous schools, Kevin Fellows found himself at SUNY Plattsburgh. A senior majoring in magazine journalism, he was raised in the outskirts of Rochster, NY. When not knitting and adding to his scrapbook collection, he can be found exploring the outdoors, climbing trees and rooting for the Buffalo Bills. He has written for both Cardinal Points newspaper and All Points North Magazine. Once he graduates in the spring, Kevin hopes to travel west and take up yoga.
Lauren Lewis is a magazine journalism major at SUNY Plattsburgh. Born and raised in Whitesboro, N.Y., she enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She loves animals—especially her dog, Kya—and enjoys writing poetry and creative short fiction. Lauren hopes to someday become a published author.
Krystle is a small-town girl living in the not-so-lonely world of
journalism. Pun intended. Born and raised in Upstate Granville, N.Y.,
Krystle naturally loves the outdoors. She enjoys camping, hiking, rock
climbing, and any sports that keep her active. Currently a sophomore at
SUNY Plattsburgh, Krystle is pursuing degrees in both newspaper
journalism and public relations. She’s the Vice President of the Sexual
Orientation Ubiquity League (S.O.U.L.) and the teaching assistant for the
school newspaper, Cardinal Points. When she’s not doing school work, you
can find her listening to music or spending time with her family and
friends. This is Krystle’s first semester writing for All Points North,
and she’s excited to dabble in the world of magazine-style writing. She
hopes to graduate in the spring of 2013, and continue her career in the
field of journalism.
Sara Neumann is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in magazine
journalism with a minor in photography. She grew up in Massapqeua, N.Y. on
Long Island and loved being so close to New York City. Sara was a staff
writer for SUNY Plattsburgh’s student newspaper, Cardinal Points, last
semester. This is her first semester with All Points North. When she’s not
doing homework, she enjoys reading, taking pictures, writing, drawing and
watching horror movies. After graduating, she hopes to write for a fashion
or music magazine in New York City.
Javier Simon traded his home in the Big Apple for the small-town college life at SUNY Plattsburgh. College led to a love for journalism, membership in a fraternity and a slight addiction in caffeine. When not running around collecting interviews, he can be found head banging at rock concerts or gobbling food down at... wherever.
Born and raised in Westchester County, Kelly is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in magazine journalism. She played soccer for 10 years up until an ACL injury but soccer remains her favorite hobby. Along with soccer, Kelly enjoys knitting and scrapbooking in her spare time and naps are her favorite addition to a lethargic day. She hopes to write for National Geographic magazine and is looking forward to her summer internship for Destination, I Do magazine located in Phoenix, AZ. She wrote for the award-winning student-run newspaper Cardinal Points, and this is her first semester writing for All Points North.
21-year-old Mark Adam Talma is a true island boy with a simple heart and big aspirations. He came to SUNY Plattsburgh after studying advance proficiency (AP) science and decided to switch things up by becoming a creative writing English major. He’s never been afraid to explore the unknown and now he has his eyes set on APN. A native of the twin island republic of Trinidad and Tobago he brings a fresh perspective and suave style to the magazine. Be it for his dread lock hair, his accent, or his creative flair make sure to keep a lookout for this one.
Hailing from the boondocks of Central New York, Nick grew up in the vast forest of Crow Hill; Bouckville, NY was a great starting point to give him a great few of both the major and the mundane. Always passionate about writing, he finds his strong suit behind editorial and creative escapades. He enjoys the After a few semesters of taking a main seat at APN, this semester Nick has decided to stay in the back and help with the website. His crown semester for his college career has been spent archiving APN’s roots and the trove of knowledge and has been nothing but a pleasure to sift through.
Jing Zhao, I am a senior, and an international student from China. I study audio/radio digital media in SUNY Plattsburgh. I have studied Digital Media Design in Renmin University in China. I am doing Audio, Radio, Flash and Graphic design for APN. I am on the Multimedia staff for APN.I like movies, reading and traveling. I hope can travel all over the world.