The Arizona Desert Lamp

A true honor

Posted in Uncategorized by Evan Lisull on 8 April 2009

Honestly, we’re blushing.aff

The second annual AFF College Blogger Contest was remarkably close, but we have a winner: The Arizona Desert Lamp. A deserving choice, I think. Coming in a very close second, we had the Oregon Commentator, and in a distant third, Ivy Sneakers. Honorable mentions go to Vandy Right, New Republicans, The Claremont Conservative, and UNR for Liberty, who were all bunched up pretty closely at 4th or 5th.

You really should check out these other sites (as well as AFF itself), lest you think that “young conservative thought” is some sort of oxymoron. Already, the Commentator‘s past work has proved essential providing evidence against the failed PIRG initiative here; we hope that many more of these connections will arise in the coming months.

We would also like to take a moment to thank everyone that has been involved with this site over the past year. This goes not only for the excellent “Under the Sun” network that has developed into a full-fledged intellectual confederation, but also for all of the readers and commenters as well. Whether you agree or disagree with our points, without you we are nothing.

With this prize, you can expect to see some very exciting developments with the Lamp – assuming we don’t blow it all on Cristal-fueled binges this weekend. In the meantime, enjoy this potentially NSFW celebration tune.


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  1. Laura Donovan said, on 8 April 2009 at 2:14 pm

    Way to go!

  2. cem said, on 8 April 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Congratulations, gents! It’s a well deserved honor. I’m looking forward to seeing what happens next!

  3. Kyle Sandell said, on 8 April 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Major congrats!

  4. Jimi Alexander said, on 8 April 2009 at 3:43 pm

    An excellent award, and well-deserved. Congrats!

  5. A. Hill said, on 8 April 2009 at 4:29 pm

    AW SHIT!

  6. Libby said, on 8 April 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Congrats guys! Well done!

  7. mark woodhams said, on 8 April 2009 at 5:05 pm

    damn. the wildcat didn’t get 10 grand for coming in first in the SPJ contest. since it gave you guys a leg up back in the day, why not share a little stimulus with the ‘cat?
    congrats anyway!

  8. Ben Kalafut said, on 8 April 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Well done! Congratulations!

    OT: I’ve been pondering a UA ‘blogosphere end-of-academic-year party. Only trouble is, I can’t host at my place. (Very small, and very messy.) But I can fire up the smoker and cook some barbecue. Send me an e-mail backchannel if interested.

  9. Kat Miller said, on 8 April 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Congratulations! Y’all have a great site — the win’s well-deserved, and thanks for the link to Vandy Right! -KMM

  10. Emily Fritze said, on 9 April 2009 at 2:20 am

    I dare to admit that I, an ASUA official (gasp), am mad proud of the Lamp’s success. I look forward to another year of the musings of Evan and Connor.

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