The Daily Collegian Complete Archive

I worked at the Daily Collegian, a 20,000-circulation daily newspaper, for the four years I was at Penn State. I began as a reporter freshman year, and continued up in the ranks as Campus Editor sophomore year, Arts Editor and Designer junior year, and Web Editor senior year. I covered cops, borough council, greek and arts stories. I reported on and directed the coverage for The Penn State Interfraternity Council Panhellenic Dance Marathon, the largest student-run philanthropy in the nation. In 2007, I lead a team of reporters and photographers who covered the 46-hour event in real-time. They submitted some 20 news updates, over 100 photos, and more than 50 blog posts.

I edited and designed weekly 16-to-24-page entertainment magazines, started a new dating section, and wrote a column or two when there was an extra 15 inches to fill. However, in my senior year, I took on the challenge of leading the redesign and relaunch of the Daily Collegian Online. Under my lead it changed from a site that updated once-a-day to a constantly updating newsource. We established breaking news updates, blogs, photo galleries, podcasts and changed the Collegian's culture to that of a 24-hour newsroom. And personally, I fell in love with the web as a journalistic medium. With a background in edit and design, a proficient knowledge of HTML, and a desire to be in a fast-paced, constantly changing environment, online journalism is a perfect fit for me. (See more about the redesign here.)

My Opinion: Real memories not found in newspapers -- Wednesday, May 2, 2007

My Opinion: Traveling without personal wheels empties student's wallet -- Monday, March 19, 2007

My Opinion: Ben and Jerry's departure hurts the heart, helps the stomach -- Friday, Jan. 26, 2007

Not your parents' campus: Defining a generation -- Monday, Nov. 27, 2006

My Opinion: Five years later, tragedy still rings true -- Monday, Sept. 11, 2006

My Opinion: Collegian blogger brings State College nightlife to the web -- Friday, Sept. 8, 2006

My Opinion: Boot-camp style workouts lack effectiveness, enjoyment -- Friday, Jan. 27, 2006

My Opinion: Sharing space never simple -- Friday, Jan. 27, 2006

My Opinion: Season's first snowfall reminds students of simpler time -- Friday, Dec. 2, 2005

My Opinion: Student life leaves little time to obsess over clothes -- Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005

My Opinion: Breaking free from dorm life -- Monday, May 2, 2005

Despite weather, larger acts draw crowd -- Monday, April 25, 2005

My Opinion: Dinner and a movie does not get you any dessert -- Monday, Jan. 17, 2005

Tickets available today for Bush speech -- Thursday, Oct. 28, 2004

Country act melts BJC and its fans -- Monday, Oct. 18, 2004

'I Decide' gathering barred from HUB -- Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2004

Students expect more from presidential debate -- Monday, Oct. 4, 2004

Distractions start to pile up as finals stress bears down -- Monday, May 3, 2004

Village participants remember the struggle -- Friday, April 30, 2004

Diversity still a goal: Looking Back At The Village: Part Two -- Thursday, April 29, 2004

'Village' still remembered: After three years, The Collegian looks back -- Wednesday, April 28, 2004

Greek community sets objectives for future -- Monday, April 26, 2004

Greeks to introduce identification cards -- Friday, April 23, 2004

Group selected to head up Thon 2005 -- Wednesday, April 21, 2004

Greek Oscars honor standout members -- Monday, April 19, 2004

Graduate group elects its top officials -- Friday, April 16, 2004

Annual walk raises money, AIDS awareness -- Friday, April 16, 2004

Attendees discuss various aspects of greek life in first of two summit sessions -- Monday, April 5, 2004

Delta Sigma waives preliminary hearing -- Thursday, April 1, 2004

Greek community plans for positive future -- Monday, March 29, 2004

Senior citizens hold nostalgic prom -- Monday, March 22, 2004

Penn State to buy fraternity house -- Monday, March 22, 2004

Toomey speaks to students about politics -- Monday, March 22, 2004

Judge fines fraternity for providing alcohol -- Thursday, March 18, 2004

Fraternity pleads guilty to two alcohol charges -- Wednesday, March 3, 2004

Thon groups stand up for life -- Monday, Feb. 23, 2004

Dancers shun watches, cell phones while passing time -- Monday, Feb. 23, 2004

Dancers begin 48 hours of Thon at 7 -- Friday, Feb. 20, 2004

First-time dancers get ready for Thon -- Thursday, Feb. 19, 2004

Faculty rearrange class, test schedules to accommodate Thon -- Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004

IFC houses designated 'rape free' zones -- Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2004

New policy improves fraternity safety -- Friday, Feb. 6, 2004

Council selects parking deck designer -- Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2004

Fraternity will plead not guilty to charges -- Wednesday, Jan. 28, 2004

Fraternities come together to discuss sexual assault prevention -- Monday, Jan. 19, 2004

SAE, IFC discuss charges' effects -- Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2004

Fraternity light displays judged in IFC contest -- Friday, Dec. 5, 2003

Budget cuts prevent hiring of top faculty -- Monday, Dec. 1, 2003

Few stay on campus over break -- Tuesday, Nov. 25, 2003

Assaults spark interest in awareness programs -- Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2003

We're rolling! Student-run TV network launches variety of new programs -- Friday, Oct. 17, 2003