What’s the latest trend on college campuses?
Conservative student newspapers!
Here are a few examples:
Headline: Conservatives raise voice on campus
At Rutgers College, conservatives and liberals both read "The Centurion" — a self-proclaimed conservative student publication — according to the Daily Targum.
In fact, a spokesman for Tent State University says, "I believe the majority of people who read The Centurion are people who disagree with them…and they read The Centurion to become infuriated."
The publication is part of an on-going conservative movement on campus. According to the article, four years ago the College Republicans only had eight members, but now there are more than 400 in the club.
"The Centurion has received a lot of criticism over its outspoken opinions and confrontation tactics. The April issue, for example, included an essay criticizing an organized ‘die-in’ on the steps of Brower Commons — with the writer referring to the protestors as ‘five sleeping hippies,’" reports the Daily Targum.
Headline: Dartmouth Review Celebrates 25 Years
This conservative publication has become "a model for conservative newspapers nationwide" reports the New York Sun.
The paper is distributed door-to-door and mailed to readers across the country according to the article.
"Alvino-Mario Fantini ’90 told The New York Sun that some friends on campus stopped talking to him after they learned he worked for the Review. ‘All we wanted to do was spark debate and discussion on campus and have an exchange of ideas, which is what you would think a university is for,’ he told the Sun."
Last week the first issue of "The Superior Monitor" was published at Northern Michigan University.
"We feel that conservatives don’t have a voice on campus,” said Emily Schmitz, the paper’s editor-in-chief. "We’re always singled out and made to look ridiculous in classrooms. This is us finally having a voice."
Christina Girard, design editor and copy editor, tells The Mining Journal that the publication started with a $500 grant from the Leadership Institute.
And, despite being a conservative newspaper, the editor-in-chief wants to provide a wide range of views.
"We’ll be welcoming letters from both sides, whether you’re conservative or liberal, we’re just giving conservatives a chance to have things printed," Schmitz said.
The article also notes that last week’s edition was only a "test run" for these conservative students who are preparing for next year by "tweaking to the paper’s layout and content."
The conservative revolution on campus is gaining steam and — sorry to say — it’s only going to get worse for liberal academia!
If your school doesn’t have a conservative newspaper, consider using one of these three publications as a model and make your conservative values and views known on campus.