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Why Social Justice Requires a Universal Goal

Why Social Justice Requires a Universal Goal

While conducting research for this piece, I investigated recent stories and discussions regarding social justice across the board. In doing so, I noticed a single pervasive trend: misunderstanding. Whether the issue concerns race, gender identity, or economic inequality, such a theme remains.  Not a quest for solidarity, nor motivation to pursue equality among the people, […]

The Ethical Paradox of Conservation Hunting

The Ethical Paradox of Conservation Hunting

“Sold!” The final word rings out through the banquet hall of the Dallas Convention Center. From that moment on, a man’s life is completely changed. Corey Knowlton just bought a license to kill, at the price of $350,000. Knowlton, a Texas millionaire and big game hunter, has just purchased one of the rarest hunting tags […]

Meet the New Upper School Exchange Students

Meet the New Upper School Exchange Students

CatlinSpeak held a sit-down with Hemming, Malets, and Charan, discussing their experiences at Catlin during the first month and looking towards the future.  

The Future Has Arrived, With Quite the Price Tag

The Future Has Arrived, With Quite the Price Tag

Remember the time when both Futurama and The Simpsons had a crossover episode, called Future-Drama? Well, if not, here is the low-down: Homer buys a slightly defective hover car, and he drives Bart and Bender for a brief time, around in this new vehicle. Also, who could forget the Green Goblin’s Glider, or Marty McFly’s […]

Oregon Judge Refuses to Perform Same Sex Marriages

Oregon Judge Refuses to Perform Same Sex Marriages

On Sept. 3, the Marion Circuit County Judge Vance D. Day began organizing his legal defense in response to his refusals to perform same-sex marriages. Judge Day cited the First Amendment right to religious freedom in defense of his decision.   KGW reported that Day’s refusal stems from his “deeply held religious beliefs.” Day has […]

Daniel Chiu Discusses Experiences Competing in Programming Following An Event in Kazakhstan

Daniel Chiu Discusses Experiences Competing in Programming Following An Event in Kazakhstan

Daniel Chiu ’17 recently spent a week of his summer in Almaty, Kazakhstan, for an International Informatics competition with fellow programmers he had previously competed with across the country. During his freshman year, Chiu won first place in the National Assessment and Testing’s first annual competition. Along with this, Chiu also experienced various first place […]

Maintaining Sportsmanship and Composure in Professional Tennis

Maintaining Sportsmanship and Composure in Professional Tennis

On Sept. 10, Serena Williams played, but lost to the unseeded Roberta Vinci in the semifinals of the women’s U.S. Open, ruining Serena’s chances of winning and completing a “calendar slam.” A “calendar slam” requires the tennis player to win the U.S. Open, Wimbledon, the Australian Open, and the French Open, all four major competitions […]

“No Californians” Stickers on Realty Signs Throughout Portland

“No Californians” Stickers on Realty Signs Throughout Portland

The animosity that some Portlanders feel towards the large numbers of Californians moving to Portland has recently been represented by stickers slapped across For Sale signs in the city. “People think that our signs magically appear. But they don’t. We pay money for them, and it’s none of their business to be putting stickers on […]

New ‘Superhenge’ Discovery Near Stonehenge

New ‘Superhenge’ Discovery Near Stonehenge

On Monday, Sept. 7, less than 3 kilometers from the world-renowned heritage site, Stonehenge, archeologists discovered remnants of much larger bluestone monuments.   By utilizing new radar-technology, the Stonehenge Hidden Landscape Project team claims to have uncovered a new series of standing stones under Durrington Walls. The new monuments, also commonly referred to as “Superhenge,” […]

Fees at Catlin Gabel Soccer Endowment Games Cause Confusion

Fees at Catlin Gabel Soccer Endowment Games Cause Confusion

Last Friday, on Sept. 4, the Catlin Gabel Varsity soccer teams held their first Endowment Games of the season, against Western Mennonite, and some spectators were unaware that there was a required entrance payment. The money collected from these entrance payments will support the OSAA, which helps to arrange athletic events such as this.   […]