Ah, writing your very own Alligator column. While it may not get you to the front of the line at your favorite club or even so much as a free beer, it will give you a chance to voice your opinion and reach out to the UF and Gainesville communities. Oh, and you even get your picture in the paper. In fact, thanks to a little thing called the Internet, you may one day achieve worldwide fame for your perfect prose. The opportunity is yours.
"Well, how do I ever go about getting the chance at my 15 minutes?" you're asking with excitement in your eyes. The answer is quite simple.
All you have to do is submit a column as your official "application" to have a shot. Submissions should be about 550 words on any topic you'd like - bonus points if it's about UF or Gainesville. All ages - from incoming freshman to graduate students - and all majors are encouraged to apply. We also welcome submissions from SFCC students.
Just send your column as a Word document to email@example.com or swing by our office and bring it to our Open House between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. Friday. Be sure to include your name, year, major and phone number. The best columns will be printed throughout the week, and the new columnists will be chosen over the weekend.