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The Strange and Abnormal: Dear Circleville

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

March 15, 2019

Circleville is a small, “everyone-knows-everyone” town located in Ohio. For many years, it was a suburb very few bothered to notice or care about. However, in 1976, residents began receiving letters from an anonymous write...

The Strange and Abnormal: Voynich Manuscript lacks reality

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

February 7, 2019

A manuscript handwritten in a language no one can understand that contains depictions of plants and animals that don’t exist. Seems like something straight out of the movies, right? The Voynich Manuscript, which possible origi...

The Strange and Abnormal: The baffling death of Max Spiers

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

February 2, 2019

In the summer of 2016, Vanessa Bates received a text message from her son, Max Spiers, in which he told her: “If anything happens to me, investigate.” Spiers, 39, later died on July 16, 2016, in Warsaw, Poland. Max Spier...

The Strange and Abnormal: The peculiar disappearance of the Sodder children

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

January 24, 2019

On December 24, 1945, the majority of people were celebrating Christmas and basking in its joy. But for one family in Fayetteville, West Virginia, this night would haunt them for the rest of their lives. At 1:30 am, an “accide...

The Strange and Abnormal: Cloudy with a chance of meatballs

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

January 5, 2019

March 3, 1876 started out like any other Friday for the Crouch family. Mrs. Crouch was outside with the farm’s dog and was making soap from scratch, while her husband Allen Crouch was tending to other duties inside their farmhous...

The Strange and Abnormal: The unnerving vanishing of the Eilean Mor lighthouse keepers

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

December 12, 2018

Twas the night after Christmas, when all through the lighthouse. Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse. That was because the three lighthouse keepers who were supposed to be on duty for that cold winter in 1900 were n...

The Strange and Abnormal: The Bizarre Disappearance of Bobby Dunbar

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

November 24, 2018

On August 23, 1912, the Dunbar family decided to go on a fishing trip to Swayze Lake in St. Landry Parish, Louisiana. Though it was more of an alligator-infested swamp, Lessie and Percy Dunbar took their four-year-old son, Bobby,...

The Strange and Abnormal: The unfortunate disappearance of Brandon Swanson

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

November 10, 2018

Imagine that you finally finished another year of college. You are free from school for another summer and are one step closer to entering the real world forever. To celebrate, you meet up with fellow students, and eventually...

The Strange and Abnormal: Dyatlov pass: Accident or murder?

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

October 20, 2018

On February 2, 1959, nine students from the Ural Polytechnical Institute hiked the northern Ural Mountains in Russia. Each of their lives was claimed by what investigators finally determined to be “an unknown compelling for...

The Strange and Abnormal: Atlantis: Never existed, or about to resurface?

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

September 24, 2018

The lost civilization of Atlantis has remained one of the world’s greatest unsolved mysteries. This advanced society predominantly appeared in the works of the Greek philosopher Plato during 360 BCE. He claimed that he bec...

The Strange and Abnormal: The haunting disappearance of Terrance Williams and Felipe Santos

Ava Ferrigno, Features Editor

September 10, 2018

Three men. A convenience store chain. Two disappearances. No answers. This is what the people of Naples, Florida are faced with. In January of 2004, Terrance Williams went missing. Williams had been driving home from a party ...

Netflix Hidden Gems: Chef’s Table combines artistry, dramatic storytelling

Chris DiLullo, Managing Editor

June 2, 2018

One thing I never would have thought to say is that food is underrated, yet if there’s anything that is demonstrative of this phrase, it’s Netflix’s underappreciated chef-based series Chef’s Table. With the most recent season rel...

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