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    Commentary: The Fatigue and Exploitation of Sept.11

    by  • October 22, 2011 • Features • 0 Comments

    New York, New York 9/26/11 Construction workers continue working hard building The Freedom Tower. -photo by Dan O'Leary

    Ten years have passed since Sept. 11, 2001, and with it so have all the special memorials, speeches, exclusive interviews and television specials— for now. But the elephant in the room when it comes to talking about the aftermath of the attacks still lingers, in no rush to make an exit: Have we […]

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    Generations apart

    by  • October 10, 2011 • Features • 0 Comments

    My sister, Ariana, and I.

    A two year old can barely grasp the concept of language, let alone the events that took place on 9/11. That’s exactly how old my sister, Ariana Drury, was 10 years ago. Now, at the age of 12, she is just beginning to understand what 9/11 is; however, her knowledge and the change […]

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    Sept. 11 First Responders Give Back

    by  • October 10, 2011 • Features, Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    First Responder John Feal at Ground Zero (Photo Courtesy of John Feal)

    On Sept. 12, 2001, demolition supervisor John Feal was working with his team of Construction Demolition experts on cleanup and recovery efforts of Ground Zero. As Feal was supervising his team in cleaning up the debris, 8,000 pounds of steel came loose from a huge pile and crushed his left foot.
    “I went into […]

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    The need to serve

    by  • October 9, 2011 • Features • 0 Comments

    Soldiers of the Army National Guard conduct fire team movement techniques during mobilization training at Fort Dix. (U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Russell Lee Klika)

    Shaking off the shock of the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 the people of the United States felt the need to act. That cataclysmic day was similar to other major disasters; Americans rolled up their sleeves to give blood, walked into military recruiting offices to give their time, and possibly their lives, and […]

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    Cashing in on Catastrophe

    by  • October 2, 2011 • Features • 0 Comments

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     Pictures. Coins. Playing cards. Lapel Pins. These four items have absolutely nothing in common, except that in the 10 years since September 11, 2001, manufacturers have made millions of dollars, exploiting the biggest tragedy on American soil since the attack on Pearl Harbor.
    On Amazon.com the search term 9/11 t-shirts comes up with 867 […]

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    Review: A Real-Life Tragedy on the Big Screen

    by  • October 2, 2011 • Features • 0 Comments

    Oliver Stone's "World Trade Center" features Nicolas Cage and Michael Peña as two Port Authority officers who become trapped in the remains of the South Tower.

    Nearly every year, Hollywood releases a slew of disaster films; they can concern manmade tragedies, such as “Titanic,” or acts of nature, such as “Deep Impact” and “The Day After Tomorrow.” Viewers are invariably drawn to these movies, and they’re bound to create astounding box office numbers.
    But when it comes to true events, […]

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