Please fill in the answer to following questions in an email to email@example.com.
1. Why do you want to be on The Spectator?
2. What extracurricular activities do you partake in?
3. What are your time constraints, if any?
4. What publications do you read regularly, if any?
Opinions articles come in many forms, from a serious article arguing over school policy to a more frivolous article
riffing on a certain culture found at Stuy to a humorous article that satirizes the same school policy. Because we are
a student newspaper, however, all articles need to connect back to Stuy or high school life in some way. This doesn’t mean that Opinions articles need to be limited to arguing against Teitel’s policies—we have had many pieces taking on recent DOE and statewide policies as well. In addition, current events relating to the lives of high school students can be used as fodder for a piece meant to highlight an issue and provide a unique perspective.
Part I: Brainstorm three possible article ideas.
Part II: Write a 300-400 word article using one of the ideas you listed above.
Attach this article as a .doc file in the email.
NOTE: Do not do reporting for your piece—if necessary, you can make up information or quotes to back up your
points. We are not concerned with accuracy for this sample article but rather clear writing, solid argument, and
creativity in topic and execution!