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A Look into the Ukrainian Immigrant Experience in Portland

A Look into the Ukrainian Immigrant Experience in Portland

“Life is much better in this country,” said Maryana’s mother-in-law. Maryana and her husband and her two children, ages three and five, moved to the United States in 2002. Her husband’s parents and younger brother were already living in Portland, OR, having arrived two years earlier, prompting Maryana to move to Portland as well. Maryana […]

New Money and the Growing Internet Market Place

New Money and the Growing Internet Market Place

“We talked for a bit about our idea, edited our clips together, and then uploaded our video,” explained Ben Waitches-Eubanks ’17 when asked about his experience producing, and making money from, content on YouTube. “The way things worked, we posted our video on our channel, and we only got a few views at first. Then [Jonah] […]

A Deeper Look into Catlin Gabel’s Affinity and Interest Groups

A Deeper Look into Catlin Gabel’s Affinity and Interest Groups

In recent years, Catlin Gabel students and staff have taken a more hands on approach to creating an environment that celebrates diversity of students and peers. This has taken the form of Affinity Groups, a concept that has been taken from outside of Catlin Gabel and incorporated to further discussions of inclusivity in the school. […]

Confronting Mental Health on Campus

Confronting Mental Health on Campus

The Office of Adolescent Health reports that approximately 30 percent of high school aged students in the United States felt symptoms of depression within the last 12 months of taking the survey. In addition, the rate of people aged 15-16 with depression nearly doubled between the 1980s and the 2000s. The Catlin Gabel School provides […]

The True Cost of Animal Entertainment

The True Cost of Animal Entertainment

Since the release of the film “Blackfish,” a number of people have publicly expressed their negative opinions of SeaWorld. In doing so, they have brought attention to some of the controversy surrounding other forms of animal entertainment. Many people grow up attending zoos, seeing animals up close and personal, and forming bonds with them. Zoos […]

The Psychological Link Between Fans and their Poor Sportsmanship

The Psychological Link Between Fans and their Poor Sportsmanship

Over spring break, a friend and I traveled to Seattle to watch Portland’s hockey team, the Winterhawks, take on the rival Seattle Thunderbirds. During this heated game, players were pumped as they fought hard for their team and their fans. After Portland scored the first three goals of the game, I, along with the few […]

Reflecting on the 2016 Catlin Gabel Global Trips

Reflecting on the 2016 Catlin Gabel Global Trips

This March, Catlin Gabel students travelled across the globe, exploring different countries through the lens of multicultural leadership and education. The trips spanned three continents: North America, Asia, and Africa. Twelve students went to Nicaragua, fifteen students went to Japan, and ten students went to Rwanda and Uganda. All of the trips featured a homestay […]

“The First Lady,” a Title in Transition

“The First Lady,” a Title in Transition

Since 1789, the First Lady of the United States has been a vibrant hostess, an intellectual, a teacher, an artist, or a changemaker in her own right. This woman stands beside and supports the president. With the 2016 election, however, the spouses of the two leading candidates, Bill Clinton and Melania Trump, have the potential […]

Philip Scott Cannon Sheds Light on Potential Faults in Oregon’s Judicial System

Philip Scott Cannon Sheds Light on Potential Faults in Oregon’s Judicial System

Philip Scott Cannon was convicted on three counts of aggravated murder on February 29, 2000, and quickly sentenced to three consecutive life sentences without opportunity for parole. He maintained his innocence throughout the nine years he served, attempting to appeal his case throughout his time in prison. It was not until August of 2009 that […]

Why the Case Between Dr. Luke and Ke$ha Reveals Broader Issues in Sexual Assault Cases

Why the Case Between Dr. Luke and Ke$ha Reveals Broader Issues in Sexual Assault Cases

At just 18 years old, popstar Kesha Rose Sebert or Ke$ha was discovered by Lukasz Sebastian Gottwald, better known as Dr. Luke the songwriter and producer, and signed her first contract with Sony. Kesha is now 28, and after 10 years of alleged sexual, physical, and emotional abuse from Gottwald, Kesha is suing the prolific […]

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