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August 24, 2012

Story ideas based on class themes

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michelle @ 4:36 pm

Addiction: The likelihood of alcoholism  after college

Money: Does the money you donate to retail stores (save homeless pets, give to children) actually go to the causes/ how much actually goes to them?

Nostalgia: The strongest senses that bring you back to your childhood, ex. The smell of my mom making cookies.

1 news story, 5 spin-off features

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michelle @ 4:28 pm

News Story:


Two dead, nine wounded in shooting near Empire State Building

Summary: A 53-year-old man who was fired from his job went back to shoot his old boss. He ended up shooting a coworker, and police arrived and shot the man. Some bystanders were wounded but expected to fully recover.

Spin-off Feature Ideas:

1. How, in NYC where it is illegal to own, purchase firearms, did the man acquire this gun?

2. Stricter gun laws make no difference in amount of crime

3. Coworker who was shot: what was this man’s influence in the gunman’s life?

4. The gunman was fired from his job last year; why did he choose today?

5. Does the gunman have family?

August 22, 2012

Why do we “need” stories?

Filed under: Uncategorized — Michelle @ 4:34 pm

I agree with a lot of the reasons listed in the book as far as why we need stories. Stories are a way of telling about history, learning law, and getting to know new things that we may not be familiar with. Stories are a way of taking us out of our own lives into learning about the lives of others. If there weren’t stories, we would all just be so focused on our own lives and completely unaware of other things going on in the world.

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