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Plattsburgh State's Cardinal Points named All-American Newspaper

PLATTSBURGH, NY __ Cardinal Points, the student newspaper of the State University of New York College at Plattsburgh, has been named an All-American newspaper for the Spring 2004 semester by the Associated Collegiate Press. 

This All-American ranking marks the sixth for Cardinal Points, as well as the second consecutive rank under the leadership of Editor-in-Chief, Katie Holscher. The award honored Cardinal Points with marks of distinction in coverage and content; photography, art and graphics; layout and design; and leadership.

Holscher said that she is proud of Cardinal Point's achievement.

"Being named an All-American newspaper is truly a big honor. The staff has done an amazing job at raising the level of our newspaper. It is their continuous work and the love they have for what they do that allows the newspaper to be successful," said Holscher. 

Faculty advisor to Cardinal Points and associate professor of journalism, Shawn Murphy, also had high praise for the students involved in the newspaper.

"I am very proud of the entire collective effort that has made this paper a success. The staff is extremely dedicated and they all share in this award," said Murphy. "I am very happy for Katie because this is her second consecutive All-American award as Editor in Chief. She sets a wonderful example for her peers and has gained the respect of her staff."

Student-editors and managers for the Spring 2004 semester were: Katie Holscher, editor in chief; Anthony Malakian, managing editor; April Amadon, news editor; Oksana Poltavets, associate news editor; Eric Heredia and Neale Gulley, life editors; Sarah Brooks, associate life editor; Derek Constable, sports editor; Rueben Ortiz-Diaz, associate sports editor; Matthew Igler, opinions editor, Erica Miller, photography editor; Michael Betts, graphics designer; Ebony Edwards, advertising/business manager.

The All-American is a national award for Journalism excellence in student publications at institutions of higher education. Colleges and universities of all sizes compete for the All-American award. This honor is awarded every semester and is bestowed on only about 20 percent of college newspapers nationwide.

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