Category Archives: Butler University

Feel the Tide Turning

ABOVE: The Butler Collegian’s beautiful new computers– how I miss them!

I’m sorry I haven’t blogged in the past two weeks! Every day, I always jot something down that I would like to blog about, and then once I get home I can never find the time.

In my last entry, I spoke about an exciting development in my future that I was looking forward to but I couldn’t speak of just yet. Well, after two weeks of extremely grueling, detail-oriented work, I can proudly say that the online version of The Butler Collegian is finally in its final stages of completion! Whew! I wasn’t entirely sure that the site would be ready when I last posted so I didn’t want to prematurely start publicizing the new site.

That actually turned out to be a good decision, because there have been a few bumps and bruises along the way and back on the 9th, it was nowhere near where it is today.

I would like to take a moment to thank the people who were most instrumental in helping make the site happen. First and foremost, Dr. Nancy Whitmore, director of the Eugene S. Pulliam School of Journalism at Butler University, has been such a helpful, efficient, and eager leader of this whole project and it frankly would not have been possible without her help and openness to staff’s desire to upgrade our site.

I would also like to thank Arika Herron, the current editor-in-chief of The Butler Collegian, for being a sounding board and great partner for me within each and every stage of the site’s development, on top of being in charge of the editorial and content sides of the newspaper.

The Collegian has come such a long way in the past year, and I look forward to continuing to grow as a staff and a newspaper. I think we keep proving to people that we may be small, but we are mighty. The 14 awards we won in 2009 from the Indiana Collegiate Press Association are a marker of that.

In any case, I am extremely proud of the website we helped build, and looking forward to many more upgrades in the coming year.


Washington, D.C. Bound

Hello all,

Welcome to my first of many posts regarding my upcoming internship in Washington, D.C. I am going to be working with The Hill, a newspaper in the District that covers Capitol Hill politics and all their intricacies. I will be updating often to keep my family, friends, relatives and professors “in the know” with my life in D.C. and as a way to stay in touch while I’m away.

Throughout the entire fall semester, I will still be serving as the Online Managing Editor of The Butler Collegian, Butler University’s student newspaper.

Feel free to leave comments, read my blogs, or take a look at my activities via my Twitter account.


Hayleigh Colombo | 847.636.8334 | Twitter | The Butler Collegian

An Incredible Week

Finally, the last few days have settled down. Monday night was the NCAA Championship game between Butler and Duke. Duke took us 61-59 after 40 minutes of intense back-and-forth college basketball at its finest. The campus is sad, along with the boys, but we’ll get them next year. We have an advantage because a lot of our starters are sophomores so hopefully they’ll be around for a few more years.

As happy as I was that the boys made it to the championship, it has meant a lot of sweat and tears put into the Collegian for the past two issues. Last week’s issue (3/31/10) was a standard 12-pager with a 4-page insert titled “How The West Was Won” highlighting Butler’s win of the West Region. This week’s issue (4/7/10) was a 16-pager and even though we didn’t have to worry about an insert, it still meant eight pages of extra news content that was decided upon on Sunday instead of the previous Wednesday.

Our hard work paid off! We have two great issues to show for the work and I’m extremely proud of my great section for their dedication to writing lots of last-minute stories that were important to the issue’s success.

Go Dogs!