Conservative college students nationwide have banded together to launch a new website aimed at providing a platform for right-of-center students to freely express their political views. The College Conservative aims to give conservative college students nationwide, and eventually worldwide, “a place to get their voices heard.”
The site launches Monday with about 30 conservative university writers and editors. Editor Zachary Freeman, a student at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, told The Daily Caller the plan is publish three articles per weekday. The publication will work from a virtual newsroom instead of a formal meeting place; each contributor works from his or her respective college campus.
“My goal is to have a completely worldwide network of writers who are all for one unified cause,” Freeman said, adding that he already has one writer in Canada and is trying to lock down a British correspondent. “I mean unified with a cause, not just unified in some ridiculous protesting technique like Occupy Wall Street.
“This is a big deal. It’s not just us trying to get our way in one little area or take somebody down. This is a publication that will discuss the way that life is supposed to be.”
Freeman said the project came together after only about a month of planning. His fellow student journalists are “all ready to be leaders and just need a place to go,” he said. “That essentially the ultimate goal of this project: to create and prepare leaders for the upcoming generations so they can be heard in politics.