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Thousands Walked in Tribute of a Young Girls Death

Thousands Walked in Tribute of a Young Girls Death

Early last week in Springfield Missouri, ten-year-old Hailey Owens was kidnapped only a block away from her house and murdered. The suspect, Craig Michael Wood was the local middle school football coach and is now in custody. Hailey’s body was found in the suspect’s basement. He is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder.  The town […]

Ukrainian Government Changing as Opposition Gains Power

Ukrainian Government Changing as Opposition Gains Power

Last Friday, Ukraine’s parliament voted to impeach the current president, Viktor Yanukovych. Soon after, the former Prime Minister, Yulia Tymoshenko, was released from prison. Lawmakers have continued to eliminate the rest of Yanukovych’s government, including the foreign minister. Elections have been set for May 25. And parliament speaker, Oleksandr V. Turchynov, is currently in control […]

Portland Public Teachers Strike Averted

Portland Public Teachers Strike Averted

After ten months of meetings and a long past few weeks of bargaining between the school district and the teachers union, a conceptual agreement was reached to avert the Portland Public Schools (PPS) strike yesterday morning. As of last night, a final contract was reviewed and signed, according to the Facebook page of the Portland […]

Venezuelan Protests Against Government Continue

Venezuelan Protests Against Government Continue

Protests against the rising crime rate, high inflation and lack of basic needs met in Venezuela continue after nearly two weeks of unrest. The protesters are demanding the government step down. Although that is very unlikely to happen through democratic process. Current president, Nicolas Maduro, cannot be ousted without holding a referendum, but that may […]

Impressing Your Valentines Date

Impressing Your Valentines Date

It’s the fourth date. What movie does one choose when trying to impress a budding romantic partner? What movie does one choose when they want their date to feel good about where the relationship is headed? The Princess Bride. The message it sends is clear:  True love is the only thing that matters in life. […]

Winter Olympics Opened Friday in Sochi

Winter Olympics Opened Friday in Sochi

The 2014 Winter Olympics opened in Sochi, Russia on Friday after nearly seven years of preparation and a three hour ceremony. 40,000 people attended the opening, with billions more watching around the globe. The games have been mired in controversy stemming from security issues, the killing of stray dogs for a cleaner city and gay rights, among […]

2014 Winterim Choices Released

2014 Winterim Choices Released

Last Friday the 2014 Winterim Catalog went live and signups for Upper School students began. Unlike past years the junior class was primarily responsible for the planning of the four-day experimental learning opportunity. Old favorites like the Sailing in the San Juans trip and Caving in Northern California, that were available in years past have […]

Hip Sports of Portland

Hip Sports of Portland

Portland is home to several professional sports teams including the Timbers, Thorns, and Trail Blazers. However, a few not-so-traditional sports leagues also make Portland their home. If conventionality isn’t your style or you long for those childhood days on the blacktop, check out some of Portland’s alternative sports. Portland’s Willamette River is home to over […]

Catlin Gabel Attendance Steadies After Large Increase

Catlin Gabel Attendance Steadies After Large Increase

Although individual class sizes in the Catlin Gabel Upper School are considerably smaller than most Portland public high schools, the school has seen a nearly 50% increase in students since 1990. One of the benefits of having more students is the ability to have more class options. When Upper School head Dan Griffiths arrived in […]

Threats of Terror All Too Real in Sochi

Threats of Terror All Too Real in Sochi

As the opening ceremony for the Sochi Winter Olympics nears, mounting terrorist activity has many wondering whether or not it is safe for the world’s top athletes to attend. Some athletes, such as American speed skater Tucker Fredricks, have asked their families to not attend the games. Fredricks stated that he wants to maintain focus […]

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