Cults are a part of American history. During the 60s and 70s, a multitude of cults developed from the underground, believing in several ideologies ranging from the afterlife to various gods. The more infamous cults are The Peoples Temple and The Branch Davidians. The Peoples Temple, or ‘Jonestown’, led by Jim Jones, believed in a capitalist utopian society. The notable defining moment in the Guyana cult is the mass suicide where 918 people drank Kool-Aid mixed with cyanide. The Branch Davidians, led by David Koresh and Benjamin Roden, was a cult in 1995 that divided between the Shepherd’s Rod and Davidians. It is most associated with FBI sieging Waco, Texas, in 1993. FANGLE investigates five active cults that have a following.
Alex McEvoy | Society Staff Writer | firstname.lastname@example.org
Sometimes it’s hard to determine while using the HomePod whether a feature is intentionally missing or is a victim of what seemed to be a hectic development schedule. That might be the key takeaway of the HomePod at the moment. Every feature is either absolutely perfect and impresses immediately or an embarrassing failure for Apple.
The past few months have brought a widespread trend of featuring movies about popular serial killers. In November, “My Friend Dahmer” was released where Ross Lynch portrayed a young Jeffrey Dahmer. “Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile” is a biopic about Ted Bundy. Zac Efron is starring as Bundy and filming is taking place in Cincinnati, Ohio. An independent film “The Haunting of Sharon Tate” is set to release in 2019 in which Hillary Duff is to play Sharon Tate. Tate was brutally murdered by the Manson family in 1969 with next year marking the 50th anniversary of the horrific event. In addition, Charles Manson’s death in November further sparked his notoriety for the killings and the cult following that he spearheaded.
Women everywhere can rejoice; a breakthrough in medical science has been discovered and it reportedly comes with a side of cosmic orgasms. Every news site from Maxim to Popsugar has picked up a story on this orgasmic organism. The organism is no longer than a few inches, resembles another known sexual stimulator, and its cousin can be found at the local food market. An orange head PHALLUS INDUSIATUS, also known as the Long Net Stinkhorn, is a tropical mushroom that has everyone hot and bothered.
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Egg prices have been on the rise in recent months due to a virus that has caused chicken famers to kill over 48 million chickens, according to US Department of Agriculture. Chicken farms that have been hit the hardest have been large poultry farms that have more than 10,000 chickens. Small, local chicken farmers have been lucky enough to escape the flu, and are benefitting from the large poultry farms losses.
With Halloween fast approaching, Ohio University students are looking forward to the night Court Street is alive with music, masked-men and women, laughter and plenty of drinking. Many Bobcats fail to recognize a hidden element to all the merriment, though: eating disorders.
Addyi, said to be the female Viagra, will make its grand debut on October 17, 2015. Developed by Sprout Pharmaceuticals and approved by the FDA, the “little pink pill” is slated to help pre-menopausal women with hypoactive sexual desire disorder, or HSDD, and who can find no other cause for their low libido. Many are championing the release of Addyi, which has previously failed twice to get FDA approval. While some see it as a win for women’s heath, skeptics question the efficacy. The question on some people’s minds is, how can this new pill provide a quick fix for something that is really quite complicated: sexual desire?
At its court hearing in September, Planned Parenthood president Cecile Richards defended the organization’s funding, which was nearly cut back because of the fetal tissue video scandal that happened in the summer.
The excessive wet weather during the months of June and July had pronounced effects on tomato crops for the rest of this past summer season. Tomato plants usually need about six to eight hours of sunlight per day, allowing the sun to dry off any rain on the plants before nightfall. But with precipitation far surpassing the monthly averages for June and July, tomato crops, especially organic crops that receive no fungicide or herbicide treatment, were hit harder with diseases such as early and late blight.
Lifestyle & Culture Staff Writer | Emma McCallister | firstname.lastname@example.org
It’s funny the things you remember from childhood. For example, watching your grandmother so diligently cut up one of those beverage carriers; the plastic six-pack rings. Years later, I too feel the urge to carve up the piece of plastic the moment I lay eyes on it. “SAVE THE DOLPHINS!” my inner activist screams.
Although the dolphins now have many crusaders on their side and most plastic six-pack rings are biodegradable, still not all interaction between society and marine life has had a positive impact. The trash we continue to throw away actually has a serious impact on marine ecosystems and the life that inhabits them. In case nothing majorly detrimental is popping into your head, look no further: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, also known as the Pacific Trash Vortex. Continue reading The Great Pacific Garbage Patch: What You Need to Know→