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Jiles Brings Black History into Focus

February 24, 2014

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Opening his presentation on Black History Month with an a cappella rendition of the 1905 hymn “His Eye is on the Sparrow,” senior Rashaan Jiles captured his chapel audience February 19. The song draws meaning from the Gospel according to Matthew, Jiles said. “Matthew 6:26 says, ‘Look at the birds of the air; they do […]

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Student Offers a Death Row Perspective

February 14, 2014

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Senior Davis Howe met Nick Sutton through his mother, Rev. Amy Howe of Evergreen Presbyterian Church, who began writing to the death row inmate several years ago. Sutton was serving life in prison for three murders when he was convicted of killing another inmate and sentenced to death. Howe first began conversing with Sutton by […]

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The Honor Code Holds Virtues That Endure

January 27, 2014

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By Salman Haque ’14 Of all of Memphis University School’s traditions, the Honor Code is the school’s most defining and enduring. From its founding in 1893, MUS has fostered the virtues of truth and honor through the Honor System, and the emphasis on personal integrity is evident in the school’s Latin motto, Veritas Honorque (truth and […]

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A Healthy Heartbeat: Mentors Help Students Avoid Substance Abuse

November 1, 2013

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by Nick Schwartz ’14 As students begin seventh grade, it is important for them to learn about making the right decisions for the future, and some of those decisions will involve alcohol, tobacco, or drugs. As a member of the Heartbeat organization, I have enjoyed working with seventh graders to help them understand the benefits […]

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Peerless Learning: Students Help Fellow Students and Everyone Benefits

November 1, 2013

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  Kyle Naes ’14 knows firsthand the value of peer tutoring – from both sides of the desk. He has been a tutor in chemistry, and he also has been tutored in geometry, precalculus, and Latin over the last several years. “I feel that teaching a fellow student not only benefits him but also helps […]

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Parent Association Chairs: It Was a Busy Year for Parents, Too

November 1, 2013

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by Mrs. Tricia and Mr. Wyatt Aiken Feeding the faculty and students, hosting the grandparents, sharing the wisdom, selling the spirit wear – the Parent’s Association was busy the 2012-13 year supporting the school and the boys and keeping our parents connected. Volunteers helped alleviate the stress of exam time by providing breakfast for the […]

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College Corner: On the Road to College, Gratitude Goes a Long Way

November 1, 2013

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by Mr. Brian K. Smith, Director of College Counseling Gracias. Merci. Gratias tibi ago. No matter how you say it, in any language, the words “thank you” truly mean a great deal, especially in the college admission process. As you visit colleges and universities, you will undoubtedly meet with admission counselors. Whether the conversation is […]

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