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Featured stories in the latest issue

Headshots of multiple UW community members leading environmental work

Believe the hype

MaKayla Woods came to the UW to be accepted for who she was. What she found was a place where she could become her best self.



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6 cooking hacks for easy, healthy and tasty meals

You don’t need to go full Betty Crocker to enjoy the health, flavor and budget benefits of homecooked meals.



Iñupiaq people on sheets of ice

Breaking barriers

Professor Cecilia Aragon vanquished fear to become the first Latina pilot on the U.S. Aerobatic Team — and the first Latina full professor in the UW College of Engineering.