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New Bill Hopes to Protect Child Models and Entertainers

New Bill Hopes to Protect Child Models and Entertainers

Despite many believing that there is a national standard that protects child actors or models within the entertainment industry, there is actually no federal law in place to determine how child actors and models should be treated on sets, at shoots, or even in regards to their payment. Child modeling has been the focal point […]

Mindfulness at Catlin Gabel and the Growing Trend of Meditation

Mindfulness at Catlin Gabel and the Growing Trend of Meditation

CatlinSpeak talks to students and teachers that have organized mindfulness activities on how we can improve the way other students see and use mindfulness in their lives to relieve stress, without letting mindfulness practice fall into becoming a fad or trend.

Boehner Resigns, and Congressmen Fight for the Throne

Boehner Resigns, and Congressmen Fight for the Throne

“This morning I woke up, said my prayers, as I always do, and thought, ‘This is the day I am going to do this,’” proclaimed an emotionally charged John Boehner, as he presented to Congress his resignation as Speaker of the House on Sept. 25. But from this decision came a new muddle of mess, […]

“Everest” Beautifully Depicts 1996 Accident, but Doesn’t Do It Justice

“Everest” Beautifully Depicts 1996 Accident, but Doesn’t Do It Justice

Director Baltasar Kormakur’s  latest film, “Everest,” offers a “based-on-a-true-story” version of the 1996 accident on Mt. Everest, when eight people were killed in a single storm. The accident is most widely known due to Jon Krakauer’s 1997 book “Into Thin Air,” in which he describes his personal experience on the mountain. The film, which is […]

Parking, Peers, and Patients! Oh My!

Parking, Peers, and Patients! Oh My!

On Friday Oct. 16, over 120 students, from 15 different schools, began a 31-hour entrepreneurial work weekend, after which each team presented a product and a pitch to a panel of judges. This event was the third iteration of Startup Camp, an introduction to entrepreneurship based at the Catlin Gabel School. With the help of […]

Resurgence of the Underground Acid House in Portland

Resurgence of the Underground Acid House in Portland

Acid House, a music movement created in Chicago in the 1980s and brought to mass appeal in London in the 90s, shaped electronic music and is making a comeback in mainstream music and Portland today. During the 19080s, the famous music supply company Roland released a drum machine, the legendary TR 808, as well as […]

Coping with Depression, There’s an App for That

Coping with Depression, There’s an App for That

With the rising popularity of phone applications designed to help people with daily activities and chores ranging from alarms to recipe books, the concept of apps that provide personal aid that has often been solely offered by human professionals is gradually becoming more acceptable today. Common treatments of depression in particular have evolved since the […]

Mass Shooting Sparks Debate Regarding the Motives Behind Similar Attacks

Mass Shooting Sparks Debate Regarding the Motives Behind Similar Attacks

On Oct. 1, in Roseburg, Ore, the 45th school shooting in 2015 occurred at Umpqua Community College in Oregon. In addition to being the 45th school shooting, this tragedy was the 294th mass shooting this year alone. Although the consensus from all major new organizations and politicians is that this is a tragedy, there is […]

Ancient Herb Helps Modern Malady

Ancient Herb Helps Modern Malady

On Oct. 5 2015, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded to three scientists. William C. Campbell, from Ireland, and Satoshi Omura, from Japan, split half of the $953,500 prize. Both scientists contributed to the discovery of Avermectin, which when modified, creates Ivermectin, a drug that has decreased the prevalence of diseases such […]

Framing the Minimum Wage Debate in the 2016 Election

Framing the Minimum Wage Debate in the 2016 Election

As the pre-election campaigns continue to gain momentum, discussions brought up by individual candidates have caused socio-economic classes, groups, and organizations across the U.S to react and rise to action. One such debate has centered on the issue of raising, lowering, or outright abolishing the minimum wage, and its potential effects on both lower-income groups […]