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Flying high at Aviation Day

November 16, 2011

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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

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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

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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

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By Victoria Rugen vkrugen@eagle.fgcu.edu 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 […]