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Apple CEO Comes Out to Public

Apple CEO Comes Out to Public

Tim Cook, who has been the chief executive officer of Apple since his appointment in 2011, penned an essay in Bloomberg and spoke at a press conference on October 30, opening up about his homosexuality for the first time to the general public. Though he has never hid his sexuality from others, Cook has also […]

Catlin Gabel’s Disciplinary System’s Need for Better Communication

Catlin Gabel’s Disciplinary System’s Need for Better Communication

Every year there are multiple incidents in the Upper School that result in students meeting with administration and eventually going before the Judicial Council (JC). Events that occur on campus usually have clear consequences, but those that happen outside of school have a more complex process of discipline. Members of the community have raised questions […]

C&C Basketball Tournament Update

C&C Basketball Tournament Update

Over the past few weeks during lunch, various C&C’s have ruthlessly battled for victory of the 2014 C&C Basketball Tournament. The games will continue until all but one C&C remains, and several have already been eliminated. So far, the tournament’s commissioners, Ian Gaus ’14 and Tyler Perzik ’14 have organized each game, and are proud of […]

Seniors Look Back on the College Process

Seniors Look Back on the College Process

With only around two months of school left, the class of 2014 is beginning to make college decisions and has come to the end of their college process. A few members of the graduating class spoke to CatlinSpeak about how the process went for them, and had some advice for rising juniors and seniors. Mary […]

The Other Koch Brothers

The Other Koch Brothers

Even if you don’t know their names, you know their work. David and Charles Koch, 73 and 78 years old, respectively, are the chief owners of Koch Industries, the second-largest privately owned company in the United States and the parent corporation of such brands as Brawny paper towels, Dixie paper cups, and many others. Perhaps […]

UConn Puts a Finishing Touch on March Madness

UConn Puts a Finishing Touch on March Madness

In the weeks since the UConn Huskies’ 60-54 NCAA championship victory over the Kentucky Wildcats on April 7, the game, as well as the team’s place in history, has been discussed and dissected by all kinds of people. The Wildcats, an eighth seed, and Huskies, a seventh seed,  made up the highest combination of seeds […]

Winterim Leadership Change Proves Successful

Winterim Leadership Change Proves Successful

Although Upper School students have been leading Winterim since the program began decades ago, this year it took an ambitious new turn. The junior class took on the leadership of each Winterim by initiating, organizing, and leading them. Students submitted 24 proposals, of which were 20 were ultimately selected. Students initially seemed to have mixed […]

Trevor’s Top Ten Outkast Tracks

Trevor’s Top Ten Outkast Tracks

The rap duo that put Southern hip-hop on the map is officially reuniting for a 2014 concert tour and will be performing April 11th-13th and April 18th-20th at The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival. For Outkast fans, this news comes with great excitement in hope that performances at Coachella 2014 will eventually lead to new music. […]

PSU Teachers and Administration Reach Resolution

PSU Teachers and Administration Reach Resolution

On March 11, the faculty at Portland State University (PSU) voted to authorize a strike. The reasons for their discomfort included a disagreement on faculty salaries, lack of availability of multi-year contracts, and the faculty union’s role in policy changes. Due to Oregon law, the faculty was forced to wait 10 days before officially striking, […]

Minor Earthquake in Central California

Minor Earthquake in Central California

At around 7PM on Wednesday night, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS), reported a 4.4-magnitude earthquake in a rural area near Fontana, California. Shortly following the initial quake, there were several aftershocks, including a temblor of 3.0-magnitude only 25 minutes later. It struck the southern end of the Sequoia National Forest, but due to the rural environment, […]

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