Thursday, March 3, 2011

A Conservative Student Newspaper--What a Radical Idea!

I have a confession to make. On occasion, I have a tendency to misread names. For instance, for the longest time I misread actor Chris Noth's last name as "North". Another example: until just the other day, I misread as "Miss Marplegate" (and you don't need an Hercule Poirot to sleuth out when that one came from) the articulate young blogger known as "Miss Marprelate." To atone for my sin--and because I admire this Miss's work and her committment to conservative values--I am posting this letter she sent my blogging amigo BCF. It's about a conservative student newspaper that's looking for recruits:
Conservative students and groups often complain about being treated inequitably on campus, or feeling like they are all alone in their convictions. The Prince Arthur Herald, Canada's only center-right national student newspaper, aims to change that by giving conservative students a voice and community that will respect their opinions and stand up for their rights, along with the rights of all Canadians.
Started by a group of predominately McGill students, The PAH in less than two months of operation has received tens of thousands of hits from across Canada. As a result, the editors have decided that a nationally-read newspaper deserves to be written by students from across the nation. As an Ontario Desk Editor, I am recruiting students who are interested in writing a regular 500 word column. Columns don't just have to be about politics (although they can be) as the Herald also addresses subjects ranging from campus life to culture, finance, sports, health, law, and more.
Those who control the message, control the debate. Without a friendly media presence that values excellence in communications while addressing the hard issues of our day, conservative students will continue to struggle to be heard and respected on campus.
This is a fantastic opportunity for conservative students to make their voices heard, while gaining valuable experience working for a national student newspaper. If you are interested in being part of this, please contact me at or through Facebook.

Rebekah Hebbert
Ontario Desk Editor,
The Prince Arthur Herald

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