College junior in Media Communications. True Crime Fan.

Tyler Hadley hosted a killer party, literally.

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Tyler Hadley;

The Hadley’s were just like any other typical American family that had everything anyone could want for themselves in life. Blake and Mary Jo were married and lived together in Port St. Lucie, Florida with their two sons Ryan and Tyler.

Down the block from the Hadley family lived another young boy who was Tyler’s age named Michael Mandell. One day, when Michael was walking around the neighborhood “looking for friends”, he came across Tyler, and slowly they became the best of friends.

Over their elementary and middle school years, Tyler was seen as a good, well-rounded, and smart kid…


A lesson learned from my former best friend.

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One Saturday afternoon during the New England fall (pre-COVID-19 of course), I was getting lunch at one of my favorite restaurants downtown in my city with my best friend at the time. This friend and I had been as close as sisters for 3 years at this point. I thought she was going to be the maid of honor at my wedding and the godmother of my firstborn child.

But, what made us close was that she was witty and she was charming. She was able to turn anything and everything into a joke. …


It’s simpler than you think.

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For years, there have been memes and jokes across every social media platform about the struggles some women have when it comes to dealing with excess oil and grease in their hair that will never budge.

It seems like no matter how you train your hair, what products you use, or what shower schedule you follow, your hair is constantly greasy. You’re going through dry shampoo like it’s water and you’re hair has to constantly be up in a bun to conceal the shiny appearance.

But, believe it or not, there is a hack that not many people with long…


Go through this checklist first.

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Before we start, I would like to make something clear first and foremost: I get it.

I too have experienced the urgent excitement of finally finishing a blog post or article but simultaneously feeling an exponential amount of impatience. It almost seems as if the second you finish the first draft you immediately want to share your words with the world.

However, I promise you, you and your writing will be much better off if you don’t share it just yet.

Instead, I wanted to share some precautions to take before immediately posting your next story or submitting it to…


Being concise will save you dozens of hours

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Many times when I’m finally done with a blog post that is ready to be published, I catch myself looking at how long the average reading time is. And more often than not, I find myself feeling disappointed when one of my stories is only five minutes long as opposed to eight minutes.

The thought process behind this is if a blog post is shorter, then there is less information. Meaning the shorter the blog post, the less insightful it is for the audience.

I like to dive headfirst into the topics I write about, so everything I write includes…


The love (and death) story of Zach Bowen and Addie Hall.

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Zack Bowen and Adriane “Addie” Hall outside of their apartment after Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans in 2005;

On October 17, 2006, the New Orleans Police Department got a call from the Omni Royal Orleans Hotel at around 8:30 P.M. The hotel was reporting a guest they saw who jumped off of the rooftop bar, fell seven stories, and died on impact from landing on the top of a parking garage.

The police rush to the scene and next to the building they find the body of 28-year-old Zack Bowen. At first glance, the police saw this as nothing more than just a suicide. Moments later, they were able to locate a plastic bag in Bowen’s right front…


A young beauty gone too soon from a controlling relationship.

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Dorothy Stratten and her partner Paul Snider;

On August 14, 1980, Dorothy Stratten was shot and killed by her estranged husband Paul Snider after meeting up to discuss finances and ending their marriage.

Who Was Dorothy Stratten?

Dorothy Stratten (born as Dorothy Ruth Hoogstraten) was born on February 28, 1960 in Vancouver, British Columbia. Dorothy grew up with two younger siblings named John and Louise and her parents Simon and Nelly Hoogstraten. Many of her relatives and friends described her as “breathtakingly beautiful” but she never realized how pretty she truly was.

When she was a teenager, Dorothy attended Centennial High School in Coquitlam, British Columbia and also worked part time…


Watch out for these red flags.

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Recently, I had cut ties with a guy I started dating because it was a train wreck of a budding relationship to say the least. I felt like I was the star of my own Lifetime movie and this new man was the ominous antagonist.

Upon meeting this guy on a dating app (let’s call him “Derek”) Derek and I immediately hit it off. We had several obscure things in common to the point where I thought fate might of brought us together. We were born on the exact same day an hour apart from each other, had similar upbringings…


A murder sparked from what once was a hit talk show.

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Scott Amedure (middle) with his friend Donna Riley (left) and his crush Johnathan Schmitz (right) together on The Jenny Jones Show;

On March 9, 1995, 32-year-old Scott Amedure was shot and killed in his home by his friend Johnathan Schmitz after appearing together on The Jenny Jones Show a few days prior.

Who Was Scott Amedure?

Scott Amedure was born on January 26, 1963 in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania and lived a pretty typical childhood. After dropping out of high school, he joined the army to work in satellite communications but at the time of his murder worked as a bartender. Scott loved getting to spend time with tons of interesting new people.

When Scott was still serving in the army, he came out to his family…


#4 — There’s the potential to build multiple streams of income

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It seems as if many college students fall into the category of working some kind of minimum wage job or an internship related to their major in order to pay the bills. But I have taken the more unconventional path and write on Medium as an income in order to jumpstart my digital media career someday. That being said, when I mention to someone that I have a job without saying what I do, most people imagine I work a more “mainstream” job.

If anything, I’m quite surprised being a blogger isn’t a more common job among college students. You…

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