APN online magazine is student-produced, brought to you by the journalism students of SUNY Plattsburgh. Our mission is to inspire and motivate all things lifestyle, providing our busy readers with quick but valuable insights into fashion, entertainment, arts, food, health and wellness throughout their week. Whatever it is, we’ve got you covered.
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Sarah Trafton, the Editor-in-Chief of APN, is a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in Ecology and Journalism. This is her fourth semester with APN. While she really enjoys writing, her dream job would be to make documentaries about the environment and wildlife. When not at school, she lives on a farm in the Catskill Mountains. Besides writing, her hobbies include reading, art, photography and music.
Amanda Johnston, the Web Editor and one of the staff editors for APN is a senior majoring in Multimedia Journalism. Amanda enjoys writing about many different subjects, but writing lifestyle topics are her favorite. In her free time she likes to snuggle puppies, be outside, go on vacations and go shopping.
Angela Lince is on of APN’s staff editors. She’s a senior at SUNY Plattsburgh majoring in Public Relations and Multimedia Journalism. She’s preparing her future in the following fields by obtaining hands-on experience, an example of this being, video and reporting work for a local Plattsburgh newspaper, The Press-Republican. While Angela is very involved with academics, she also enjoys being able to return home to her family in Oriskany Falls, N.Y. There, she rollerblades, plays guitar and runs on the country trails.
Jainaba Darboe is a staff writer and Public Relations contributor for APN. She is a Junior majoring in Public Relations with a double minor in Psychology and Journalism at SUNY Plattsburgh. She hopes to go on to graduate school for Industrial Organizational Psychology to explore and develop the importance of employee relations in the workplace; However, her ultimate goal is to empower and advocate for the underdogs of society. When she is not super involved in an activity, club or association, she enjoys listening to J. Cole, binge-watching shows on Netflix and eating dominos — a simple woman.
Brendan Kelly is a staff writer and PR contributor for APN. Brendan is a senior in the Public Relations program at SUNY Plattsburgh. He will graduate in December with the goal of entering the world of corporate PR. He enjoys seeing live music and teaching himself to play guitar. He has a part time job as a food server during the summer and as a snowboarding instructor at Whiteface Mountain in the winter. He is eager to get familiar with WordPress and start publishing some great content!
Carla Pimentel a staff writer for APN is a Multimedia Journalism major with a minor in Legal Studies. This is her first semester working with APN and she hopes to develop her writing style. When she isn’t volunteering with her sorority, playing rugby or in class, she’s thinking of new ways to educate her peers using her writing skills.
Deja Skipper, a staff writer for APN is a sophomore majoring in both Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations with a minor in Web Design and Programming. Deja plans to bring creativity to APN. She desires to use her creative skills to write fun articles that readers will enjoy and relate to. She hopes after her time with APN that she will be a better writer and more creative thinker.
Emily Kim is a staff writer for her third semester in APN. She is currently a junior double majoring in Magazine Journalism and Public Relations. She hopes to work in the fashion field for either of her majors in the near future. She is from Long Island and enjoys going to the beach, eating food, and hopes to travel to many different places in her lifetime.
John Melegos, a staff writer for APN, is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh and an aspiring Hip-Hop music journalist. He hopes to someday have his own radio show on a major station in New York City. Currently, John has his own show at the college’s student run radio station every Sunday where he is constantly trying to improve. In his spare time, John enjoys a variety of music, movies and shows, as well as some reading and writing.
Keely Breen, a staff writer for APN, was born and raised in Rochester, NY and is currently a freshman at SUNY Plattsburgh. She is an English major in the Writing Arts program and hopes to someday publish a series of children’s books or write for a online publication similar to Buzzfeed! When she is not writing for APN, Keely can be found shredding down Whiteface mountain on her snowboard, dancing like no one’s watching in the studio, or just soaking up the sunshine while cruising on her longboard!
Sage Lewandowski, a staff writer for APN, is a junior in the Magazine Journalism program at SUNY Plattsburgh. Sage is from Peru, NY, a small town about 20 minutes south of Plattsburgh. In her free time, she enjoys exploring nature, listening to music, spending time with friends and family, eating good food and playing with her cat Luna. For her career, Sage would like to travel the world, writing about social issues to raise awareness.
Tess Acierno, a staff writer for APN, is a junior at SUNY Plattsburgh. She is a Magazine Journalism major. In her free time Tess enjoys reading, watching movies and eating food. She grew up on Long Island and the beach is her favorite place to be.
Ashleigh Livingston has been the faculty adviser to APN since 2012. She is a graduate of SUNY Plattsburgh and served as the publication’s web editor as a student. She currently reports education and health news as a staff writer at the Press-Republican. When she’s not assisting APN’s talented staff and meeting deadlines, Ashleigh enjoys spending time with her quirky felines, Finn and Rory, and her energetic golden retriever, Simon.
Note from the Editor:
In this issue of APN, you can expect even further evolution , as we are still growing from a more North Country focused magazine into a lifestyle publication. We hope to inspire you to be healthier, stylish and adventurous with our stories. We will have articles in the categories of Style, Food and Drink, Arts and Culture and Health and Fitness. We hope to have even more categories in the future, maybe even including a love and relationships section. As a staff, we will continue to collaborate on “staff picks” articles to give a variety of opinions and style. We hope our advice articles and interesting content will help make your life easier and more fun during your busy , fast paced lives. We would, as always, love to hear what you want to see. Please, comment on Facebook posts, or tweet at us , letting us know what kind of topics you are interested in reading about, what kind of content you want to see and what issues you are having that we could help find some solutions to. After all, we are here to please you!
Amanda Johnston, EIC