Adrianne Gonzalez

Intern, Summer 2017

Adrianne Gonzalez is one semester away from completing her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Media at Florida International University.

Before deciding on her major, she studied Audio Engineering, with emphasis on Architectural Acoustic Engineering. Parallel to this field, she was studying piano performance and music theory in a separate academy in Miami under the Carnegie Hall Achievement Program. Having played guitar for several years, she was set in her path.

It wasn’t until she took a couple elective courses in film and television, that she decided to switch degrees and jump into FIU’s Broadcast Media Bachelor's program.

Production is something Adrianne sees in her future. She plans to pursue her interests in culture and arts through hands-on creative and experimental productions. She has recently started her own podcast and is connecting with the art community to collaborate with her vision.

Ways to Connect

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Four-legged friends are teaching young inmates at the Miami-Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation Department (MDCR)  self-awareness and a new skill.

Second Chance Dog Training Program encourages qualifying cadets of the MDCR Boot Camp to pursue careers in animal services after their release by pairing them with dogs from Miami-Dade County Animal Services.  

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White candles surrounded a poster board with 58 names painted — every flame remembering one life lost in last week's mass shooting at a concert in Las Vegas.  

Miami Dade College’s Kendall Campus held a vigil on Wednesday, giving students and visitors a chance to unite as a community and remember the lives lost. 

Two student musicians, Lina Madory and Jonathan Diaz, took the stage at the front of the vigil to sing about peace and solidarity. 

Miami Herald

President Donald Trump announced on Friday that all visas for Cuban people would be suspended indefinitely. This action followed what appeared to be attacks on U.S. Embassy officials in Havana, Cuba.

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Local safety and government officials met  Wednesday for the third roundtable on airport security and policy hosted by Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz at her district office in Sunrise.  

Participants spent two hours discussing the weak links in airport security put in evidence by recent reports on the Jan. 6 shooting at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, and what can be done to rectify them.

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Tamia Roberts, 17, dreams of becoming a cinematographer. She’s now a senior in high school and spends her free time writing scripts and building her YouTube channel to showcase her films.

Roberts is one of 1,709 students this summer who applied and were chosen for the Summer Youth Internship Program funded by The Children’s Trust in Miami.

“I learned to make connections and always take people’s business cards because you never know when you will need them again,” said Roberts.

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The FDA has issued an advisory and recall for all liquid drug products made at Davie-based drug company PharmaTech. This is the second recall in the last 10 months, including products widely used by infants and toddlers.

The first contamination advisory was issued after Burkholderia cepaci was found in the drug company's water system. B. cepacia,  a bacteria known to cause pneumonia in people with weakened immune systems and cystic fibrosis, among other diseases, has potentially serious effects. The contaminated water was used during the manufacturing of each liquid medication.

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The after-school hours present each student with the possibility to socialize and learn new skills through extracurricular activities. Experts indicate that these can be valuable learning opportunities, but what happens if the students can’t afford after-school involvement?

Focusing on expanding access to after-school programs, The Children’s Trust in Miami is leading a collaboration with the U.S. Soccer Foundation to bring the program Soccer for Success to Miami-Dade. The program focuses on providing organized soccer and nutritional education to low-income families.

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Saturday morning at Bayside in Miami wasn’t the typical shopping and dining experience. The wall surrounding the Torch of Friendship had a giant Venezuelan flag with signatures and wishes written on the fabric.

There was an open-mic protest, organized by local community members and activists. Cuban-Americans, Venezuelan-Americans, and Venezuelans all took turns sharing stories, opinions, and prayers.

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More than 100,000 Venezuelans gathered in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties on Sunday to vote against president Nicolas Maduro's efforts to change the country's constitution.

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Colorful body paint, light-up styrofoam sticks and electronic dance music attracted thousands of students from all local colleges to Florida International University's sixth annual SummerFest celebration Thursday night.