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The News Media’s Failures Regarding NSA Surveillance

The News Media’s Failures Regarding NSA Surveillance

Following the passage of the Freedom Act in June 2015, the National Security Agency (NSA) was forced to cease their bulk collection of phone metadata on Nov. 28. However, this event only marked the end of one of the programs that the NSA began under the authority of the Patriot Act after 9/11. Although many news […]

Oregon Department of Justice Surveilled “Black Lives Matter” Supporters

Oregon Department of Justice Surveilled “Black Lives Matter” Supporters

Oregon’s Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum has confirmed that the Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) conducted online surveillance of “Black Lives Matter” supporters. After a complaint filed by the Urban League of Portland on Nov. 10, it was discovered that the hashtag, “Black Lives Matter,” has been monitored by the DOJ in order to track the social […]

William Deresiewicz Says High Schoolers are Excellent Sheep

William Deresiewicz Says High Schoolers are Excellent Sheep

Nov. 12 Update: To view the videos of the event, click here.  Author William Deresiewicz is coming to Catlin Gabel to discuss his book, “Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life,” on Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Recently, CatlinSpeak spoke with Deresiewicz in an eastside coffee shop […]

Former CatlinSpeak Editor Published on USA Today

Former CatlinSpeak Editor Published on USA Today

Catlin Gabel alumna and former CatlinSpeak editor, Lauren Fogelstrom ’15, published an article in USA Today on Oct. 6. She originally wrote the article about the Tobacco to 21 Act for The Daily Free Press, which is an independent newspaper on her Boston University campus. “USA Today has a college news section so I believe they […]

Edward Snowden Helps Launch Anti-Spying Treaty

Edward Snowden Helps Launch Anti-Spying Treaty

NSA whistleblower, Edward Snowden, and other privacy advocates launched an international campaign against mass surveillance that includes an international anti-spying treaty on Sept. 24. The proposed “International Treaty on the Right to Privacy, Protection Against Improper Surveillance and Protection of Whistleblowers,” informally known as the “Snowden Treaty,” was created by legal experts, and has yet […]

Newly Passed Freedom Act Does Not Halt Enough Domestic Spying Programs

Newly Passed Freedom Act Does Not Halt Enough Domestic Spying Programs

On Tuesday, June 2, just one day after sections of the Patriot Act expired, the U.S. Senate passed a new version of the Freedom Act. The newly passed act is expected to reign in domestic surveillance and change the way that data is collected. However, the passage reauthorizes the National Security Agency’s telecommunications collection which […]

The Effects of E-waste Disposal in Guiyu

The Effects of E-waste Disposal in Guiyu

In 2011, the number of wireless devices in the United States exceeded the number of people living in this country. In 2015, when most Americans have access to a cell phone or computer, thousands of electronics are being disposed of every year. Three years ago, there were 327.6 million devices compared to the 315 million […]

Hair Flow at Catlin Gabel

Hair Flow at Catlin Gabel

Throughout the world of lacrosse and hockey, longer hair has become an ongoing trend for men over the last couple of years. Long hair on men, also referred to as “flow,” is as simple as growing your hair to a length at which it flows out of hats or helmets. CatlinSpeak captured the “flow” around […]

The Lunch Line At Catlin Gabel

The Lunch Line At Catlin Gabel

Most Catlin Gabel students purchase the hot entree in the Barn, however, most students are not satisfied with the wait time. According to a CatlinSpeak survey, Catlin Gabel Upper School students report that they typically wait an average of 10 to 20 minutes for the hot entree in the Barn. Also, over 40 students admitted […]

It’s A Trap!

It’s A Trap!

Trap music has been around for many years now, but it has only gained an audience within the recent years with the advancement of EDM trap. EDM stands for Electronic Dance Music, and includes genres such as Electro, Dubstep, and House. However, where does it originate and what actually qualifies to make Trap? In the […]

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