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  • 9 years ago

    Barely a semester into Yale, Robin Hazelwood, a chisel-jawed 5' 9 1/2" fashion model, got sick of the two responses she'd hear when a stylist or photographer discovered her Ivy League status. "You must be a genius!" was the most common, Hazelwood ...

  • 9 years ago

    When Stephen M. Smith, co-founder of the college-planning software company Naviance, thinks back two decades to his late-high-school years, he conjures two distinct images: one, his parents badgering him to apply to Cornell; and two, butting up ag...

  • 10 years ago

    Alissa Johnson has been ski jumping since she was five years old. Now 18, she's ranked ninth in the world at launching her body off 90- and 120-meter hills. And she'd likely be warming up this week for the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, except t...

  • 10 years ago

    When Rebecca Walkowitz enters her classroom, the chatter stops. The 35-year-old carries herself like a woman nearly twice her age, but speaks at a fast clip, as if she has more to say than her 50-minute class period could possibly allow. She is eq...

  • 10 years ago

    From its graffiti-strewn artists' lofts, to the hip-hop shops on Knickerbocker, to the volleyball courts jammed with Hispanic kids in Maria Hernandez Park, Bushwick is as diverse as Brooklyn itself. And it is booming. This is springtime in the lif...

  • 10 years ago

    At Diana's diner on Jefferson Street, poached eggs and an English muffin don't come with a mimosa. Coffee? "Sure, sweetheart," a hefty, tattooed waitress named Penny might say, but not without something of a sneer. She's made it clear that the you...

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