8. Look at the bright side even if you’re looking at a night sky.

Photo by Aziz Acharki on Unsplash

I turned 20 years old on September 26th and while reading through articles on Medium it made me think of how much I’ve done and learned in 20 years. The last 20 years have flown by as it feels like just yesterday I was starting high school or even middle school. I am currently in college and working and I feel like I have found myself but also still exploring this crazy world we live in. 2020 has taught me so many things about myself and life in general that I wouldn’t have figured out for years if the Covid-19…


The Challenge Logo / Photo by MTV

The Challenge: Double Agents just finished airing and we got a new Challenge Champion in Amber Borzotra. Amber won in her rookie season and had one of the best final performances in Challenge history. This is going to be a cast list of 15 men and 15 women who have never won a Challenge Championship but could join Amber in the Championship club after this hypothetical season.

Rules:

  • No champions cast.
  • I am going to try and keep it realistic so even though I would love for Bayleigh Dayton, Da’Vonne Rogers, and Heather Cooke to return it is not likely.


The disappearance and eventual murder case of Helen Bailey.

Helen Bailey / Photo by The Guardian

Introduction

Helen Bailey was from Ponteland, England, and went to college at Thames Polytechnic (now known as the University of Greenwich) to pursue her dream career as forensic science. After graduating she got a job in communications and fell in love with it. She worked on marketing teams for popular cartoons such as Garfield and Rugrats. In 1996, at age 32, she met her future husband John Sinfield. During their marriage, Helen’s career blossomed, as she also began writing the very popular book series “Crazy World of Electra Brown.” This was a five-book series targeting the teenage market.

In February 2011…


Oscars / Photo by Deadline

After a crazy 2020, the 8 best films of the year have finally been announced, and it is almost time for the academy to pick the very best one. All 8 of these films bring something new to the table that we have not seen before. In this ranking, I am going to go from #8 to #1 and rank them on what I think was the best movie of the year.

8. The Father


SHORT READ

A bite mark on the body is the strongest lead.

Dr. Margo Prade / Photo by Cleveland 19 News

Introduction

Doug and Dr. Margo Prade appeared to be living the “American Dream”. He was Akron Ohio’s first African-American police captain. She was a very successful doctor with her own practice. In 1997, the “dream” shattered with a divorce and then 8 months later on November 26th, Margo was executed.

The Crime

On November 26, 1997, Margo called Joyce, a friend, and co-worker, at around 9 AM saying she was going to be a little late for work. Later that morning, Margo had not shown up, and then another co-worker ran into the office screaming that Margo was in her car and that…


Jasmine Fiore’s remains could only be identified by her implants.

Jasmine Fiore / Photo by Zimbio

Introduction

Jasmine Fiore was born in 1981 and raised in Bonny Doon, California. She grew up very athletic and played many sports while also working at the local grocery store. As she got older she used her looks to her advantage and became a swimsuit and body paint model. She realized the need for models was very high in Las Vegas, Nevada, and moved there to work in casinos and also began working in commercials.

Jasmine did not want to be just a model though. Fitness and exercise were a passion for her and she had aspirations of opening a gym…


SHORT READ

Six people were involved in the murder of their friend.

Latisha Frazier / Photo WJLA

Introductions

In 2010, Latisha Frazier was 18 years old, raising a daughter and working full time at a local McDonald’s in the Washington D.C. area. Her friend group was led by a 17-year-old named Johnnie Sweet and included Brian Gaether (aged 23), Cinthya Proctor (aged 19), Laurence Kamal Hassan (aged 22), Anneka Nelson (aged 16), and Lanee Bell (aged 17). Did a miscommunication over $900 end in Latisha suffering a brutal murder at the hands of these so-called “friends”?

The Crime

On August 2nd, 2010 Latisha worked her shift at McDonald’s but never made it home. Her family officially reported her missing. Five…


Her killer did a terrible job of concealing his involvement.

Jennifer Dulos / Photo by Patch

Introduction

Jennifer Dulos and Fotis Dulos got married in 2004, moved to Farmington, Connecticut and raised five children together. Jennifer was originally from New York City and Folis was from Turkey but raised in Athens, Greece. Fotis developed luxury homes and was very successful. The beginning of the end publically began in 2017. Jennifer filed for divorce on June 20, 2017 and moved 70 miles away to New Caanan, Connecticut with her five children.

Jennifer and Fotis both were originally given temporary joint custody of the children but this led to many appeals from both sides. In 2018 Fotis broke many…


SHORT READ

The offer of a free breakfast was too great for her boyfriend.

Rebecca Aylward and Joshua Davies / Photo by The Sun

Introduction

Rebecca Aylward and Joshua Davies were your everyday young high school sweethearts. They met in high school in Maesteg, South Wales in 2010 dated for three months, and then broke up. The cause of the break-up was never confirmed but Joshua’s version of the story is that Rebecca was trying to get pregnant and he did not want a child. After their breakup, Joshua would constantly talk trash about her to his friends. Eventually, this trash talk turned physical and the whole town of Maesteg was changed forever.

The Crime

On October 23rd, 2010, Rebecca Aylward’s mom called 911 and reported her…


SHORT READ

The 15-year-old had attacked another and was planning to kill more.

James Fairweather / Photo by The Guardian

Introduction

James Fairweather was a 15-year-old boy that lived in Essex, England and attended Colchester Academy. He suffered from dyslexia, was severely bullied in school, and had been in and out of trouble most of his life.. In 2013, he was charged and found guilty of criminal damage to a house. In 2014, at the age of 14, his grandmother passed away and this may have triggered and ultimately pushed him “over the edge”. He was found guilty of stealing cigars and holding up a cashier at knifepoint. Since he was a minor, he was only sentenced to supervision from authority…

Dylan Deckard

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