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A Timely Goodbye and a Plea for Commitment

A Timely Goodbye and a Plea for Commitment

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this article omitted George Zaninovich as one of the faculty members who will continue to work with CatlinSpeak. The mistake has been rectified.  As we leave Catlin Gabel, soon-to-be former editors of our high school paper, we are taking some time to reflect on the trajectory of CatlinSpeak. Both […]

Women in the Draft: A New Frontier For Gender Equality

Women in the Draft: A New Frontier For Gender Equality

Go to the Selective Service System Website, go to “Registration,” and click “Registration Form” on the left sidebar. The first question on the form asks about “Sex,” and next to the “Female” option there is a note that says “current law does not permit females to register.” Selecting “Female” on the form immediately leads to […]

The Human Cost of Mass Incarceration

The Human Cost of Mass Incarceration

The Washington County Jail looks a lot like the prison in the HBO show “Oz,” though it is clean, almost sterile. The inmates look like people you might meet at a park or see at the supermarket, except for the fact that they are wearing bright orange jumpsuits. One stands out. She is young, petite, […]

Glassmaking, Pollution, and Air Quality Control in Portland

Glassmaking, Pollution, and Air Quality Control in Portland

In March of 2016, Oregon’s Department of Environmental Quality released information regarding the soil and air quality in Portland, stating that traces of toxic heavy metal emissions in the area may have been caused by two colored glass plants in southeast and north Portland, and that they may cause potential health risks. Glass making companies […]

Sampling in Popular Music

Sampling in Popular Music

One of modern music’s most popular techniques is legally questionable and is disrespected by other artists. Known as sampling, many musicians and critics have begun to question the practice. Music sampling is when an artist uses a portion, or sample, of one sound recording and reuses it as an instrument or incorporates it into a […]

Forgotten Realms–A Sanctuary for Portland’s Homeless

Forgotten Realms–A Sanctuary for Portland’s Homeless

Editor’s Note: Since the original publication of this article, Jenna and Makhayla Kendrick have moved out of Forgotten Realms. “Together, as a community united, we can and will survive this housing crisis,” reads one paragraph of the sign hanging on the gate in front of Forgotten Realms, a homeless camp situated on block west of […]

Thirty Years Later, OES Mt. Hood Tragedy Lives On, In Memory and Service

Thirty Years Later, OES Mt. Hood Tragedy Lives On, In Memory and Service

Editors’ Note: This article was written in conjunction with  a co-author, Sara Reed OES ’16. The authors ask that this topic be discussed with the utmost respect and care, and that readers remember that while this accident is a story of the past for some, it is still a living reality for the friends and […]

The Fight for Fair Pay and Equal Treatment in U.S. Women’s Soccer

The Fight for Fair Pay and Equal Treatment in U.S. Women’s Soccer

On Wednesday March 30, 2016, five members of the U.S. Women’s National Team (WNT) in soccer filed a complaint in federal court accusing the US Soccer Federation of wage discrimination. These women, Hope Solo, Carli Lloyd, Becky Sauerbrunn, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, are some of the biggest stars in women’s global soccer. They allege that […]

“Light Skinned” and “Dark Skinned” in the Black Community

“Light Skinned” and “Dark Skinned” in the Black Community

It comes as no surprise that black comedians are using racial themes as the driving forces in their acts. In the last three years, comedians have addressed a particular topic, causing debates and conflict within the Black community. This topic being “#Teamdarkskin vs. #Teamlightskin.” Famous Viners, Jerry Purpdrank and King Bach, use these terms in […]

Generation Z and Its Squad of Empowered, Confident, Tech-Savvy Young People

Generation Z and Its Squad of Empowered, Confident, Tech-Savvy Young People

One of the fastest growing industries in the U.S. is the business of decoding Generation Z, the 12 to 20-year-old cohort following fast on the heels of Millennials. Although the exact dividing line is hazy, the term, “Generation Z,” is generally attached to the group of young people born between 1996 and 2015. Hardly a […]

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