By Casey Cunningham

Freshman Oliver Feiring collects unique, rare and vintage objects, including cassettes and cow skulls.

Freshman spends time collecting vintage items

From cassette tapes to cow skulls, freshman Oliver Feiring collects unique, rare, and vintage objects

Q: When did you start collecting these items?

Freshman Oliver Feiring: I started collecting stuff over the summer when I started going to a lot of thrift stores and finding things that pop out to me.

Q: What do you collect?

OF: I collect a lot of things. Various antique items, cassette tapes, CDs and DVDs, crystals, different types of bones. I even have a real human skull. Not all the bones I have are real, some are plastic.

Q: Where do you buy them?

OF: Thrift stores mainly, also Vintage stock is good for finding CDs and DVDs. You can get various bones and things like that on Etsy. I also go to antique malls.

Q: How much do these things typically cost?

OF: Normally $10 per item unless it is something bigger. Usually not too much. Cassette tapes alone I have spent about $100 total.

Q: How long have you been collecting these things?

OF: About a year.

Q: How many of these things do you have?

OF: It would be hard to give a number but I have a lot. I have a couple shelves worth of stuff.

Q: Where do you keep all of these things?

OF: I keep all of it in my room on shelves. My parents are currently hanging up a new shelf because I am out of space on the other shelves.

Q: Do you plan to grow your collection?

OF: I plan on growing my collection. Probably getting more of the items I already have. I cannot think of anything I do not already collect. I do not have much planned yet though.

Q: What is your favorite thing you collect?

OF: My favorite is probably antiques or cassette tapes. They look nice around your room as decoration. Cassette tapes are also functional so I can actually get use out of them.

Q: Why did you start collecting things?

OF: I found a cassette tape at a thrift store and I thought it was really cool. That was the start of collecting stuff, once I got that I wanted to buy more like it.

Q: Who do you go thrifting with to buy these things?

OF: I go with my friends pretty often; my brother usually takes me. One of my friends also collects stuff like me so she will sometimes come with me.

Q: What is the weirdest thing you collect?

OF: Definitely bones, the weirdest bone I have is the cow skull.

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