Collegian website gets a new look, new features

Jessie Markovetz

Jessie MarkovetzEditor-in-chief

We’ve totally changed.

The Collegian website has been completely updated, and (at the risk of sounding like a really cheesy ad), it’s bigger and much better than ever.

Whether you forgot to pick up the paper or just hate the black marks it leaves on your fingers, sign up for the e-mail version of the Collegian.

It’s a great way for students, parents and alumni to keep up on what’s happening at SDSU. You also reach the homepage at

From the homepage you can read summaries of the main stories. To read the full story, just click on the headline. Are you quoted in the story? Do you want to send a copy to your mom or friends? You can e-mail any story to anyone with a click of your mouse.

If you click on an author’s name, it will give you their photo and a short biography. It also has a link to each story that they’ve written. Because our site is new, the archives section only dates back to November 6.

The online edition comes out the same day the print edition comes out. If you want to find an old story, just click on the archives link. You can also use the search function.

The sections of the Collegian are listed on the right of every page, so you can decide which sections you want to read, just like in the print version.

Want to know just how bundled up you should be before you walk to class? The local weather tells you the highs and lows of the day, along with a five-day forecast.

In addition to the regular print edition features, the online version of the Collegian gives readers even more opportunities to express their views.

The new site features a different poll every week. Why not share your opinion on topics like parking or the mold on campus?

One of the best features of the site is accessible to registered users only. When you register, you have access to the message boards and receive an e-mail when the site is updated.

The online edition also provides more than just local news. Under the 24 hour news, we now have sections for entertainment, technology, sports and world and national news.

Other channels are “Attack on America” updates, shopping, uBid auctions and a special GradZone for those almost ready to move on from university life.