Giving Leftovers a New Life

As a sophomore, Caroline Harkless organized the donation of lunch leftovers to provide 10,000 meals to individuals in need. It all started with the trash. After noticing a large volume of food being thrown away at the end of the Upper School lunch periods last year, Caroline Harkless ’21 started taking pictures of the trash cans with her phone. “There was so much food being … Continue reading Giving Leftovers a New Life

Ask the Expert: What’s the Big Deal with July 4?

America’s independence wasn’t decided on just one day. So what exactly are we celebrating on July 4? – by Chuck Taft We recently celebrated our nation’s independence, but in fact, America’s independence wasn’t decided on July 4, 1776—delegates from the 13 colonies (the Second Continental Congress) made that vote on July 2. The Declaration of Independence wasn’t signed on July 4 either; that didn’t happen … Continue reading Ask the Expert: What’s the Big Deal with July 4?

Lyrical Lesson

Singer-songwriter Trapper Schoepp visited Middle School students this spring to discuss folk music, songwriting, and Bob Dylan. As a young boy growing up in Wisconsin, Trapper Schoepp did not dream of traveling the world as a folk musician. But when he found himself recovering from spinal decompression surgery after a series of BMX biking accidents as a child, he discovered Bob Dylan. “My mom had … Continue reading Lyrical Lesson

Student’s Research Earns Accolades

Rohan Anne ’21 Rohan Anne’s research on cardiovascular disease has garnered multiple accolades, including Best of Fair Grand Prize and first place in Biomedical and Health Sciences at the Badger State Science and Engineering Fair, state winner of the Google Science Fair, and the United States Office of Naval Research Award. For his project, Anne collaborated with researchers in the Department of Physiology at the … Continue reading Student’s Research Earns Accolades

Head of the Pack

Introducing University School’s new head of Middle School, Elaine Griffin. Elaine Griffin’s experience as a middle school student will likely sound similar to many: “Looking back, I think I survived middle school rather than thrived in middle school,” she said. But Griffin is quick to point out that USM’s Middle School is different. “When you look at the work that the Middle School faculty has … Continue reading Head of the Pack

News Brief

So many exciting things happen with students, faculty, and staff at USM that we don’t have room to fit it all in the magazine. Below are longer-form versions of the stories from the magazine, including more information and, for more stories, photo galleries and videos. End of an Era Goodbye, Farwell Drumroll Please Doll-making 101 Tower Projects 2019 Chuck Taft Earns Award Robotics Takes 10th … Continue reading News Brief