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With her food truck rolling, Northeastern alumna now eyes Miss Universe pageant

Kinesha Goldson, AMD’11, recently burst onto the Boston food truck scene with her French macrons served from an eye-​​catching pink van. Later this week, she’ll com­pete for a spot on a more global scale: Jamaica’s rep­re­sen­ta­tive in the 2015 Miss Uni­verse pageant.

International co-​​op boosts student’s interest in sustainability

Marley Kimelman, S/SSH’18, recently returned from a co-​​op in Cape Town, South Africa, where he worked for the city on var­ious green ini­tia­tives and revi­tal­ized a stag­nant water her­itage project.

3Qs: Online shoppers ‘Primed’ for huge deals

Web per­son­al­iza­tion expert Christo Wilson holds forth on Amazon Prime Day, the latest man­u­fac­tured shop­ping day to promise big sav­ings on scores of prod­ucts, and offers up some tips for online shop­pers looking to exer­cise their con­sumer freedom.

Students win first prize with millennial retirement recommendations

A group of North­eastern stu­dents took home first prize in the iOme Chal­lenge, thanks to its insightful sug­ges­tions for how pol­i­cy­makers can help mil­len­nials pre­pare for retirement.

3Qs: Tesla’s Powerwall for home energy storage

Pro­fessor San­jeev Muk­erjee, director of the North­eastern Uni­ver­sity Center for Renew­able Energy Tech­nology, says the new Pow­er­wall lithium-​​ion bat­tery is a good first foray into home energy storage but notes that the “ulti­mate solu­tion” will require bringing down costs even further.