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Pageant queen trades tiaras for textbooks

October 11, 2011

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By Sarah Haggitt shaggit@fgcu.edu Lining the walls of a quaint spare bedroom are lavish ribbons, trophies, crowns, and photographs. Each shares a story of the long road of pageant princess Ashley Hoffner. It’s what lies in Hoffner’s second spare room, however, that defines what this pageant princess is really about. An office desk is taken […]

Remembering 9/11: Mom of Navy pilot recalls the fear of attacks

September 5, 2011

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By Sarah Haggitt shaggit@eagle.fgcu.edu As she sifts through worn newspapers, tinted with a yellowish hue, tears begin to form in the eyes of Florida native Laurel Grantham. She begins to reflect back on the past 10 years as not only an American citizen, but as the mother of a Lt. Commander in the Navy. Her […]