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Catlin Teachers and Counter-Culture

Catlin Teachers and Counter-Culture

As a student in the Catlin Gabel high school, it’s easy to see teachers as just teachers, and to forget that they lived entire lives before they started grading papers. Many of them grew up in an incredibly interesting period of American history, and they have the stories to prove it. The 50s, 60s and 70s […]

A Spotlight on Upcoming Senior Projects

A Spotlight on Upcoming Senior Projects

During their final month as students of Catlin Gabel, members of the senior class find themselves working outside of the school’s tight-knit community, in order to explore jobs the outside world has to offer. Ranging from service, internships, and research positions, the students spend their weeks exploring professions that interest them. While most students have […]

Student Photos from the Chile/Argentina Trip

Student Photos from the Chile/Argentina Trip

Students from the Catlin Gabel Upper School traveled to Chile and Argentina on a global trip this March.  

The Value of Charter Schools

The Value of Charter Schools

In 1991 Minnesota became the first state to write a charter school law and introduce the concept of a publicly funded independent school to the public. Two decades later, approximately 6,400 charter schools are active across the country. The involvement between independent schools and public contributors allows for a different, and perhaps better, level of […]

Past Human Rights Struggles in Present-Day South America

Past Human Rights Struggles in Present-Day South America

Pedro steps to his left, allowing us to see inside the small wooden structure he has been describing. A holding cell of sorts, he tells us, designed to hold no more than five or six individuals. From our vantage point it looks like it couldn’t hold two. He continues forward, ushering us to move with […]

“The Iron Giant” Melts My Heart … Ian’s Top 10 Movies No. 1

“The Iron Giant” Melts My Heart … Ian’s Top 10 Movies No. 1

Two months ago, “Die Hard” was my favorite movie of all time. I still think it’s one of the few perfect movies ever made but, thinking back, it never changed how I look at my life. It’s a magnificent movie to watch with a lot of substance, but there’s nothing in there I try to […]

The Changing Ways of Cable News

The Changing Ways of Cable News

Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 departed from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on March 8. It was scheduled to land a few hours later in Beijing, China, but never did. In the time since, search parties have been sent and recalled, and all hopes have waxed and waned. The one constant in this story of mysterious catastrophe is […]

Looking Forward to the NBA Postseason

Looking Forward to the NBA Postseason

Now that March Madness is officially over, all eyes on the basketball world turn to the ensuing NBA playoffs. With only 10 days left in the dwindling regular season, it’s important to look ahead and acknowledge which postseason developments are most exciting for NBA fanatics.   First, many wonder who will win the coveted NBA […]

Whitson Takes on New Leadership as Palma Scholars Head

Whitson Takes on New Leadership as Palma Scholars Head

The day before he left for the Chile and Argentina global trip, Dave Whitson, current Upper School history teacher and director of global education, received an email from Upper School head Dan Griffiths informing him that next year he will begin his new job as the director of the Palma Scholars program, replacing Chad Faber. […]

Upper School La Chocolaterie Winterim

Upper School La Chocolaterie Winterim

During Catlin Gabel’s annual Winterim week, a group of 18 students and three teachers ventured into Portland to learn about the various aspects of making and selling chocolate and to sample delicious chocolate products. At the beginning of the week students engaged in a group-building relay game using chocolate before launching into a discussion about […]

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