Nothing says hard-hitting investigatory journalism quite like a piece on Santa Claus. After all, he is arguably the most recognizable man in America, or at least top ten.
Photo by Christie Megura, Madison Mack, Melissa Klauda and Angela Hamilton.
At the end of South Bearfield Road in Columbia there are a series of abandoned buildings. One of the buildings is rumored to be an abandoned mental institution with patient paperwork located in the boiler room in the basement. In the abandoned swimming pool area, graffiti, clumps of hair and small bones are eerie reminders that although the building is condemned, it still gets visitors.