I just found out about this from my dad this morning (he beat me to actually reading it myself). It's a program the Milwaukee daily paper does to get a more diverse range of opinion material for their paper. Apparently they are going to solicit more than 20 writers this year, and I am hoping to be one of them. I have to write two submission columns in the meantime, 700 words each, which is pretty standard, and send them in by June 5th, not so far away. So, if I am a little quiet for a while, you'll know why.
I am definitely going to write one of those columns on immigration, perhaps adapting something that I have already posted here previously, and then I need another topic. If anyone thinks they have a good topic for me, let me know. These are opinion columns, so they have to be about things you can make a point and persuade about. This is right up my alley as I did this in college instead of writing news like all the real journalism students are supposed to do. Wish me luck!