CHS Prospector 2019-2020 Application
Dear prospective staffer,

Thank you for your interest in joining our publication!

You will have the option of either submitting this google form OR submitting a hard copy of the application to room 210. If you would prefer to submit a hard copy of the application, you can print one out here:

***Regardless of how you choose to apply, the application is due WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 AT 3:25 PM***

After you've submitted your application, you will receive a confirmation email stating that we have successfully received your application and that it is being considered. After an initial review of all responses, a select number of applicants will be granted an interview, and you will receive an email on whether or not you have been selected. If you are selected, details regarding the interview and second round of the application will be provided in the email confirming your selection.

If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email or message Esha Radhakrishnan or Santosh Muralidaran on Facebook Messenger.

We look forward to reading your application!

Email address *
Full Name *
Your answer
Current Grade Level *
Phone Number *
Your answer
Applicant Background
List all extracurriculars that you are currently committed to and significantly involved in and list all extracurriculars that you will be significantly involved in during the 2019-2020 school year *
Include both activities at CHS and outside of CHS. Consider sports, clubs, etc.
Your answer
List all the courses you plan to take during the 2019-2020 school year (including Journalism) *
Your answer
Writing Prompts
Why do you want to be a staff member of The Prospector? *
Your answer
Describe and elaborate on two characteristics or personality traits of yours that would make you a good fit for The Prospector. *
Your answer
How do you define negotiation? What are instances where you exemplified this definition when working in a team? *
Your answer
What idea(s) do you have to improve The Prospector magazine or online publication? How would you carry out such idea(s) as a staffer? *
Your answer
Creative Question
Please answer only ONE of the two prompts below.

NOTE: There are no right or wrong answers to these questions or particular answer that we are looking for. There is also no advantage or disadvantage to choosing one question over the other. We are just hoping to see of your passion for joining The Prospector and your unique personality radiate in your answer.

Which prompt below are you going to answer? *
PROMPT 1: The school decides to significantly cut funding for The Prospector and no businesses want to advertise with us anymore. As a result, we can only afford to keep one out of our current eight sections, and it is entirely up to you to decide which one. Which section would you keep and why? *
If you are answering Prompt #2, write "N/A" here.
Your answer
PROMPT 2: You have the choice to create a magazine cover featuring one of two articles: (1) Features article on CHS triplets who (all three) beat Michael Phelps in the Olympic Games or (2) Investigation of local gun violence and the effectiveness of pro-gun control demonstrations such as The March for Our Lives in creating policy change. Which would you choose and how would the cover look like? *
If you are answering Prompt #1, write "N/A" here.
Your answer
Additional Information
What local, national, or international news or journalistic stories have you been following lately? Which sources do you usually get your information from? *
Only a couple sentences needed!
Your answer
Have you applied to The Prospector in previous year(s)? *
Please check the following that apply to you, if any:
It is okay if you do not check a box—or any, for that matter. The majority of our staffers first learn and develop these skills while in the class. If you do not check any box, it will not reflect negatively on your application.
Please check the following that apply to you, if any:
If you have prior participation in a journalism camp, internship, or job, please state the organization name and dates here:
Your answer
If you took Writing for Publication at CHS last year or the year before, please share with us one of your best works from the class. Upload your file onto google drive or use an existing google drive file and generate a SHAREABLE LINK for that file that can be accessed by ANYONE, and place the link here:
Your answer
You may submit OPTIONAL supplementary materials with this application if you would like. If you would like to submit any of the following, please check the appropriate box(es) below:
If you checked one or more boxes above, share your material(s) with us here. Place all your files into a google drive folder and generate a SHAREABLE LINK for the folder that can be accessed by ANYONE, and place the link here:
Your answer
Application Submission
I confirm that all my work and responses presented in this application is my own work and I have completed the application *
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