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5 Active Cults Worth Knowing

Erin Gardner | Lifestyle Section Editor | eg245916@ohio.edu

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.

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Thrift Store Shopping: Bridging The Gap Between Budgeting and Spending

Haylee Followell | Culture Staff Writer | hf211816@ohio.edu

Think about the last time you saw a really cool pair of jeans or an stunningly quirky belt, when you asked that person where they got the item, did they proudly respond “a thrift store”? My bet would be yes. Today, it is becoming more trendy to shop at your local Goodwill or consignment shop than it is to go to the mall. The appeal to thrifting is not surprising, with the (typically) great pricing and unique pieces, many people are turning away from the crowded malls to smaller, charismatic thrift shops. Whether it is for environmental, economic or personal preference, thrifting is the new “it” thing to do.

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