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Flying high at Aviation Day

November 16, 2011


Streaks of color patterned across the blue-sky Saturday as antique aircraft flew through the air with the greatest of simplicity at the sixth annual Aviation Day. The aircraft included an open-cockpit, orange-and-red biplane from World War II and the star of the show, a North American P-51D Mustang fighter with black stripes on the wings. […]

America’s Army: The Strength of the Nation

October 25, 2011


By Victoria Rugen From steel Army tanks that seat at maximum 23 soldiers to a sleek and slim two-seat helicopter with guns attached, military enthusiasts were in heaven. The intended-for-war products were part of the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting & Exposition, a professional development forum held at the Walter E. […]

FGCU’s Alex Pena reports on world affairs for national media

October 10, 2011


By Victoria Rugen Alex Pena, 22 years young, has a repertoire that most middle-aged journalists hope to accomplish by the time they retire. Pena, a current senior at Florida Gulf Coast University, decided to be spontaneous during a 2009 school break and take a trip to Juarez, Mexico. As the result of his curiosity and […]

Remembering 9/11: Memorializing the lost lives

September 10, 2011


By Victoria Rugen No one can ever forget the memory of the devastating tragedy that occurred on September 11, 2001.  As much as we hope it was all just a terrifying dream, we wake up every day with the reality that it did in fact happen.  It has almost been a decade since the […]