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Author Archives: Haisten Willis

Don’t go soft on the prof

We’ve all been there a thousand times, for better or for worse.

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W.W.T.D.?

“I don’t know if there will ever be another one like him — certainly not in my lifetime.”

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Too many students going to college?

Did that headline get your attention? It sure got mine when I first read it on Tuesday in the Chronicle of Higher Education (which was brought to my attention by esteemed colleague Tony Petersen, making me a thief twice in the same column).

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President Welty, now with welts

Yesterday, the president of California State University, Fresno took questions before a panel of students in the Peace Garden.

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The new reformation

On Sunday, three local Presbyterian churches completed a split from the nation’s largest Presbyterian denomination.

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Balloon lesson #1: Hot air works

The pathetic cycle of national “news” last week centered on two subjects.

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Fight the beast

You should know about it by now, and if you don’t then they just might be talking about you.

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ESPNFresno.com?

If you aren’t aware that certain forms of traditional mass media are being threatened by the internet, then you must be one of the goons we in the field are worried will become oblivious to all local news at the ...

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The magic of fall

The oppressive summer heat broke mercifully last Tuesday, yielding to the cool fall air we’ve been waiting for since May. Weather. Weather is one of the precious reminders that, despite talk of humans “saving the planet” and all the gawking ...

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They’re here, and they’re hungry!

The federal government has a long history of using misguided hyperbole in television commercials, the most famous example being the sizzling egg with the message, “This is your brain on drugs. Any questions?” with the implication being than only an idiot would want to ask questions.

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Rage Against the Meshugenah

“Rage Against the Meshugenah: Why it Takes Balls to Go Nuts,” is a book just as zany as its title suggests.

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Q&A: Going Nuts with Danny Evans

Danny Evans graduated from California State University, Fresno in 1993 with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism. He now lives in Southern California and has a wife and two kids.

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Farewell cloves, we hardly knew thee

Last week, a federal ban on flavored cigarettes took effect.

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Farewell Bobby

Scrounging through the Fresno Bee today, doing what we in the business refer to as “desperately searching for something to write about,” I came across news that longtime Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox will retire at the end of the 2010 season.

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Suck it up and walk

As opinion editor, I feel obliged to give this section of The Collegian balance in its content.

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Read the ‘Bee like it stung you

You read The Collegian’s editorial on Friday right? If not, you better go ahead and do it.

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When you say Wisconsin…

It happens sometime during the second quarter. The student section, still filling up with late arrivals, starts up the infamous cheer.

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Fight furlough with song

Fight, Varsity! On your toes dig in and hit that line... Learn these words. These are the lyrics to your alma mater’s glorious fight song, the only one you’ll ever have.

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