A Story and 5 Additional Features

Can the Old Masters Be Relevant Again?
Article: http://nyti.ms/2bvb1rG

An article under the ‘Art & Design’ section talks about if ‘old paintings’ done by 18th and 19th century artists will still be relevant for sale or show. It’s a competition between contemporary/modern art versus the art of the old masters.

5 Feature Stories that I think may come from this would be:

  1. One who buys the art; modern or old.
  2. Sells the art; auctioneer.
  3. Views the art; galleries or museum.
  4. Does art; student or artist.
  5. Teaches art; art professor.

I would be most interested in interviewing the artist who creates paintings for a living. I’m curious what they think about the money they may be making or how they feel that modern art may be more valuable than old art. Not just artists, but student artists that may want to sell their art for profit, someday. What their thoughts and feelings are on old vs. modern/contemporary art.

Stories Through Generations

We, as people, all need a getaway. That is why we, as people, need stories.

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, the word story means:

“An oral or written narrative account of events that occurred or are believed to have occurred in the past; a narrative account accepted as true by virtue of great age or long tradition. “

I believe that stories are important because they are a form of communication between generations. When I was a kid, my parents always talked about a rat and how a rat stole my favorite VHS (that is why I couldn’t find it) or that if I didn’t behave that the rats will come at night and kidnap me.

As a child I never questioned it, but as I grew older I began to ask and wonder what ‘the rat’ meant. Everyone I talked to, my friends,  didn’t understand the rat metaphor either. Everyone’s parents made something up whenever something happens to keep their child in order, but no one ever heard of the rat.

it wasn’t until recently, a couple of years ago, when I learned that the rat comes from an old Vietnamese tale. This was a tale that parents used to tell their kids to get them to behave. My parent’s parents told them the tale and then my parents threatened my siblings and I with the tale. They had never told us the actual tale before, until now. My parents only know it in Vietnamese.

I believe that stories are important to people because it connects people from different generations. Stories also allow people to connect with people who aren’t close or aren’t even here anymore. Stories, I know, will always be meaningful it allows someone to show you a snapshot of their life and what they remember from childhood, found meaningful, or even funny.



Story: http://www.oed.com/view/Entry/190981?rskey=cw7aRz&result=2#eid


Last, First Day of School EVER!!! (Unless I decide to go and get a Masters…but that isn’t in the gameplan as of now.)

In ‘News and Feature Writing’ we are talking about themes for our first paper and on the sheet passed to the class was an example theme: “Relationships”.

Instantly, my mind went to romantic relationships because I am in a long-distance relationship and I began to brainstorm how other people would deal with said relationship. I came up with people to interview and I tried to see where the post will go.

Then! I thought, ‘what about sibling relationships?’ My sister goes to UNO. We are very close, we facetime and text each other daily. Then I remembered, my friend, Brayton’s sister also started college this year and they are apart. So, I had the idea of writing a post on sibling relationships when everyone is so far apart from each other. How do they deal? Advice, they have for other siblings going apart for college. Just an idea.

I think that students would be interested in a real like this because  while students are away family is missed and it is nice to read that you aren’t the only one missing your family.

Besides that theme, I have:

  • Summer –> Ways spent
    • Working
    • Home
    • Travel
  • Learned –> Talk to different Morningside Students on what they have learned over the years here at Morningside!