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Inside the $30 Million Endowment at Catlin Gabel

Inside the $30 Million Endowment at Catlin Gabel

Catlin Gabel’s endowment is an invested sum of donations that helps fuel the school’s finances – but many may not know much about it. CatlinSpeak spoke with Catlin Gabel CFO Terry Murphy and Greg Dufault, the chairman of the endowment committee, to better understand the $30 million fund. The entirety of the endowment is invested […]

Changes to the CGSA Election Format

Changes to the CGSA Election Format

This year CGSA president Chris Park ’14, pushed the Catlin Gabel community to recognize the gender inequity in the CGSA. Currently, only two out of the 15 CGSA members are girls, despite the fact that an equal number of boys and girls ran last year. For this reason, this year’s CGSA elections will look a […]

Finding the Balance Between Stress and Success in the Catlin Gabel Upper School

Finding the Balance Between Stress and Success in the Catlin Gabel Upper School

Is Catlin Gabel fostering a healthy learning environment? It’s common knowledge that many students feel pressured and stressed by the school and its large workload. Though community members often discuss the pressure they feel, the school has never explicitly examined the levels of stress and happiness within the student body. A recent CatlinSpeak poll attempted […]

Mixed Signals About Drinking at Catlin Gabel

Mixed Signals About Drinking at Catlin Gabel

Catlin Gabel takes a proactive approach towards underage drinking, but the school’s more casual approach to alcohol at parent functions creates a discrepancy in their message to students. For the past few years the Upper School has ramped up the number of presentations, discussions, and assemblies with students to address underage drinking, specifically the risks […]

Use of Solitary Confinement Cells in the U.S.

Use of Solitary Confinement Cells in the U.S.

Solitary confinement is still legally used as a punishment in prisons across the United States. Unfortunately, the effects that this punishment has on its subjects can be detrimental to their rehabilitation as members of a productive society. According to the Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR), solitary confinement cells can be windowless and inmates are kept […]

Maru-a-Pula Marimba Band Visits and Performs at Catlin Gabel

Maru-a-Pula Marimba Band Visits and Performs at Catlin Gabel

About ten students from the Maru-a-Pula School in Gaborone, Botswana performed at Catlin Gabel for the second time earlier this week on Tuesday, April 22. In response to the upbeat music a large portion of the students stood up and cheered for the musicians and also joined the band on stage to dance. A Catlin […]

Upper School Kidnap Day at Oaks Park

Upper School Kidnap Day at Oaks Park

Upper school students during kidnap day at Oaks Park

Women’s Steps Toward Recognition

Women’s Steps Toward Recognition

The month of March is National Women’s History Month, and though the month goes relatively unnoticed at Catlin Gabel, the celebration of their history is another step towards equality for women. Women’s national recognition began in 1975 with International Women’s Day on March 8. By 1978 the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission […]

Concern Surrounding Popularity of the E-Hookah Pen

Concern Surrounding Popularity of the E-Hookah Pen

For several years electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) have been marketed to cigarette users trying to quit the dangerous habit, but another type of inhalation device called a hookah pen has emerged as a popular trend among young people and may pose potential health issues. E-cigarettes are electronic nicotine-delivery devices that emit a non-smoke water vapor without […]

The United States’s Subsidy Dilemma

The United States’s Subsidy Dilemma

With the new Agricultural Act of 2014, more commonly known as the farm bill, one would suspect that legislators would have made some improvements on the country’s agricultural system. Unfortunately, the government is not off the hook with Brazil, the country that originally brought the U.S. before the World Trade Organization (WTO) with accusations of […]