After completing the Leadership Institute’s Student Publications Workshop, UNC-Wilmington students Kevin King, Tyler Cralle, and Cameron Spencer were inspired to start their own paper. Equipped with several story ideas from the training, they quickly assembled a team of writers. The first issue of the Conservative Hawk published at the end of August 2009 with financial support of Leadership Institute donors through a Balance in Media Grant. The UNC-Wilmington team are currently working on the second issue of the Conservative Hawk. We have recommended them to the Collegiate Network, a division of the Intercollegiate Studies Institute, which provides additional funding for superior student newspapers started by the Leadership Institute field staff.