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Vomitstep Comes to Portland

Vomitstep Comes to Portland

In Early April, throngs of neon clad young people poured into the Roseland Theater in preparation for a night of chest-rattling bass music. Snails is a Montreal based producer and DJ who has reached critical acclaim through pioneering a new sub genre of bass music which he calls: “Vomitstep.” Vomitstep is a play off of […]

How to go from “Nominee” to “President”–The Electoral College Explained

How to go from “Nominee” to “President”–The Electoral College Explained

In the United States, the voters problematically do not directly elect the president. When voters cast their votes this November, the ballot will have the name of the presidential candidates for whom Americans will vote, but officially their votes are cast for electors in each state, who then cast votes to elect the president. All […]

Cocoon Youth Storytelling Hosts Third Episode March 10

Cocoon Youth Storytelling Hosts Third Episode March 10

Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story incorrectly stated that Cocoon was founded by Nico Hamacher ’15, not Renee Jenkinson. The article has been corrected. Cocoon Youth Storytelling will hold its third live storytelling event at the Mission Theater on March 10 at 6 p.m. The event will feature eight storytellers from four different […]

Creating a Cross-City Exchange Between Catlin Gabel and De La Salle

Creating a Cross-City Exchange Between Catlin Gabel and De La Salle

At Catlin Gabel, the last week of February is dedicated to discussing diversity, through events such as the annual Diversity Conference, and the Black History Month assembly. Following the theme of celebrating and learning more about diversity, on Feb. 23, 13 Catlin Gabel students visited De La Salle North Catholic to attend their Black History […]

Electronic Music at the Grammys

Electronic Music at the Grammys

The 2016 Grammy Awards featured a rare electronic music performance, by Justin Bieber, Diplo, and Skrillex, and deserving musicians won the awards available to electronic artists. The institution responsible for voting for music’s biggest prize, the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences of the United States, are often criticized for making old-fashioned, publicly disconnected […]

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

Despite the widespread acceptance of evolution as a valid, scientific explanation for the origin of humans, today, teaching evolution is contested in many public schools. Until the late 19th century, public schools taught creationism to students in middle school to explain how their world was formed using a literal interpretation of the Bible. In the […]

Girls Varsity Basketball 2015-16 Season

Girls Varsity Basketball 2015-16 Season

For Catlin Gabel’s Girls Varsity Basketball team, the 2015-2016 season has been one of the most successful seasons in recent years. This season, the girls currently hold a league record of 7-8, obtaining most of their wins in the first half of the season. This season, the team welcomed two Freshmen, Gemma Tung ’19 and […]

How to go from “Candidate” to “Nominee”–The Delegate System Explained

How to go from “Candidate” to “Nominee”–The Delegate System Explained

Few Americans fully comprehend the American “electoral system,” especially the process in which an individual moves from candidate to nominee. Currently, the populace is fully immersed in the 2016 presidential election campaign. Donald Trump has upset the political pundits and Republican party leaders, and Bernie Sanders has Hillary Clinton supporters “feeling the Bern.” Ex-New York […]

Who wrote that? Ghostwriting in Pop Music

Who wrote that? Ghostwriting in Pop Music

Fancy by Iggy Azalea … written by Charlotte Emma Aitchison   Hot N Cold by Katy Perry … written by Max Martin   What Makes You Beautiful by One Direction … written by Savan Kotecha   Gone are the days when the singer of a song was solely responsible for all parts of the music. […]

The Lack of Environmental Justices in Detroit and Flint, MI

The Lack of Environmental Justices in Detroit and Flint, MI

Barbara Thompson, a sixty-seven year old school teacher retiree, resides in suburbs of Flint, MI., just outside of downtown. As a retiree, she receives social security to provide for herself,  but also is an emergency substitute for the high school she used to work at. Unfortunately, Thompson’s home has been struck by the current water […]