For the past year it seems everyone has been talking about going local and using fair trade products. But what does it mean to "go local" and what exactly is "fair trade"? I think this would make a good feature-y piece because of the onslaught of local and fair trade stores coming to Norman. This movement, it seems, has really only hit Oklahoma within the last two years, and I think more people would like to hear about it.
OU has recently started a metal casting program last summer. How does this process work? And why are students interested in it? When I was at an art show last Friday, a student said metal casting is an interesting community organized process and I would like to find out more about why she stated that.
OU Amnesty International raises money for several apolitical human rights organizations and they host events to raise awareness.According to the president, Elliot Hale, 1 in 3 Native American women are raped each year but the reservations cannot do much to help. Conflicts between the United states government and the reservation government are hindering these women's rights and their offenders generally get away scotch free.I want to know more about this and find a specific woman who would be willing to talk about her rape.
I would like to do fees that students pay at OU. It seems that very few students know what an excellence fee or a technology fee actually pay. it also difficult to keep track of them because there are so many.
The costs of the electronic devices are decreasing. I think it is interesting feature story to work on. For example, the digital cameras used to be a lot expensive but now it is getting a lot cheaper with better quality.