For my feature I want to cover the various high fashion costume parties around the metro held for Halloween. I know of at least one that is going on at RocBar. I think it would be a quirky fashion piece.
Next year OU/Texas falls on the Jewish holy day Yom Kippur. Jewish students at OU and UT have been trying to change the day by creating a petition but it was just announced the date will not change. Along with the Jewish religion how is it for students in other religions that require fasting and prayer during football season? When football games fall on religious holidays such as during the month of Ramadan, do students go to the games or must they refrain and instead focus on their religious practices?
Women have been having heart attacks and strokes at much younger ages than previous decades. Heart disease is the number one killer of women. Recently, a co-worker of my mother's had a stroke at work. She's in her early 40s. What are the warning signs? Why are women more at risk and at such a young age? Prevention?
It would be interesting to do a feature story on how people manage their stress. Everyone has stress and people have different ways to manage their stress. I think it is interesting to focus on what are some of the good ways to manage stress.
Do a story about funds in the athletic department, who oversees them? Where do they go? How much do they give back to the university? Are lesser supports treated equally?
I don't see a spot to file 'cool feature idea 7.' Anyway, I am wanting to do a story on campaign advertising. Every November, we see the results of millions of dollars spent on advertising a particular candidate, issue, or platform. But, what makes a negative ad effective? What makes a bumper sticker thought provoking? Theoretically, what influences the undecided? Most importantly, who pays for them, and where does that money come from? Basically, who is buying the vote, and how are they doing it?