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Bright Futures

These talented representatives of the class of 2009 are ready to shine.


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All Grown Up

All Grown Up by Sean Hargadon

Remember the prospective students we featured in our fall 2005 cover story, "Apply Yourself" They certainly followed those instructions.

Don't Smile — On Safari in Botswana

Don't Smile — On Safari in Botswana by Jenny Hontz

Alumna learns the lessons of Mother Nature up close and personal on an ecotourism trip to southern Africa.

A Solar Powerhouse

A Solar Powerhouse by Sean Hargadon

A Northwestern entrepreneurship class sparked Aaron Hall's feet-first jump into the renewable energy industry.

Close Quarters

Close Quarters by Janessa Goldbeck

Six 20-something Wildcats find group living in D.C. to be hectic, noisy and enriching.

The Cats' Mee-Ow

The Cats' Mee-Ow by Beth Lipoff

John Lehr credits his improv days at Northwestern for nudging him into a comedy career — and a stint as a Neanderthal for Geico.