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  • Note to new grads: it’s just the beginning!

    By Danielle Berrin

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    College graduation: the distinctive rite of passage that marks a child as an adult. Adorned in ceremonious celebration and family gathering, it is an event that simultaneously acknowledges our accomplishments and introduces us to the possibilities -- and realities -- of our futures,...
  • Going Forth as a Driver

    By Jane Ulman

    June 19, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    On May 7, exactly 16 years minus 5 1/2 hours after his birth, my son, Gabe, took his driving test at the Winnetka Department of Motor Vehicles office.

    "Are you nervous?" the test instructor asked.

    "Yes," Gabe answered.

    "Don't be, or we'll both be dead."

    I, too, was nervous....