First, I am glad you are feeling better. I've been there! Don't be afraid to reach out to teachers for help, even in an online class.
You might want to find something local to investigate. You could also use the recent Chase bank debacle. Chase (somebody) wanted to make more money (wanted) but the investment bankers got greedy so the bank ended up losing two billion dollars and getting bad press.
Here is a link to a short story on the Chase issue: