Welcome to College Weekend!

Jason English

Every now and again we hand over the keys to eager college students and take the weekend off. We call it College Weekend, and we've got a great lineup planned this Saturday and Sunday. Thanks to all the wonderful college writers for making this happen. Keep checking back all weekend for hidden messages in music, Australian slang, Army camels, philosopher hobbies, and so much more.

If you missed the first call for submissions and want to play next time, you can start pitching ideas now (for late April or early May). Here's how it works:

1. After poking around the site to see the kinds of stories we publish, you'll send us a headline and a few sentences explaining your idea(s). You will not write the whole thing and submit it before we decide it's something we like. 

2. If you're one of the lucky ones whose idea we accept, you'll write your story and collect $50. We'll edit and fact-check it and run it under your byline.

3. You'll forward the link around campus and share it on social networks I didn't know existed. If it goes well and you want to pitch us ideas for regular old weekends, you'll know where to find us.