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MWHS Wildcat News 05.25.22
Evan Vaslow and Riley Kramolisch May 25, 2022
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May 25, 2022
Building skills for the future
Building skills for the future
Riley Kramolisch, Staff Reporter • May 25, 2022

During third block, the Construction Management class taught by skills technical sciences teacher Charles Lambert came together and decided they wanted to build an outdoor shed for their final project. The shed will be 10’ x 12’...

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Throughout the month of May, a display covering Asain Pacific Islander Americans, Arab Americans and Pride was hung in front of the library. Justice and Diversity League combined their displays for the months of April, May and June due to a lack of time, in order to ensure that students could learn about the groups. “Justice and Diversity League has been doing these displays for about 10 years,” Justice and Diversity League sponsor Bryant Bull said. “We started doing a diversity in education display as a general awareness project about 10 years ago and weve branched out to individual displays by month over the last six years.”
A triad of tradition
Kaitlin Reynolds, News Director • May 25, 2022

 In 1990, George H.W. Bush set aside the month of May to celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. At Millard West however, two additional minority groups are being recognized in order to further support both Arab American and...

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A very curious play production
A very curious play production
Samantha Vojslavek, Features Editor • May 19, 2022

Amidst the beginning of the spring season also came the quick conclusion of school activities. As their final production of the year, the drama department bid their farewell by showcasing their take on “The Curious Incident of the...

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The Portal is a problem. In all sports, the problem is that there are no regulations, leading to a toxic dynamic that goes from High School, College and then the pros.
An Ever-Changing Problem
Logan Moseley, Co-Striv Executive Producer • May 23, 2022
People are not being properly educated on how to protect themselves from scamming, leading to financial ruin for many when they enter adulthood.
Scamming our youth
May 6, 2022
The MetroNEXT program will allow for more opportunities to arise in lower-income parts of the city, while also benefiting all classes.
A needed development
April 27, 2022
Students are feeling the effects of burnout leading to a mental health crisis among them.
Burnt out
April 27, 2022
Senior Peyton Overman stands at attention during the military fitness training. He has spent the past year preparing for enlistment both physically and mentally. “I’ve been working at General Store Company to help with my supplement knowledge and sales experience,” Overman said. “Hearing that Marine Corps boot camp is the hardest has really motivated me to go to the gym and make healthier lifestyle choices. I have been studying Marine Corps history and basic knowledge to help me at boot camp.”
Future serviceman
Annabelle Harshbarger, Online Editor • May 24, 2022
Juniors like Alexander Kuhn and Mikayla Gdanov are choosing to graduate early to pursue their academic careers. Kuhn and Gdanov both have a desire to help others and plan on doing so after graduating from high school. “I chose to graduate early because I wanted to get a jump start on college and my career pathway,” Gdanov said. “I also knew I could with my AP and honors classes that I have taken.”
Jump starting service
Kaden Roth, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief • May 17, 2022
Sophomore Reaghan Pratt constructs a ring. In addition to making bracelets, she also makes rings if customers ask for them. I started my bracelet business because I was bored one day stuck at home during quarantine, Pratt said. Then it wasnt a business it was just a hobby but the beginning of term 3 it became a business.
Fun in beading
April 29, 2022
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 LE SSERAFIM debuted May 2, 2022, with their debut album Fearless.
A refreshing debut
Kira Perez, Staff Reporter • May 25, 2022
Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore was released on April 15, 2022.
Fantastic flop
May 25, 2022
“Multiverse of Madness” was not all that it was hyped up to be and could have done so much more.
Movie Madness
May 24, 2022
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Senior Drew Borner celebrates his first inning run. The Cats erupted for an eight run first on their way to the state title. “I’ve never felt anything like it,” Borner said. “ It’s surreal and I still haven’t fully grasped it yet. This team battled adversity from the end of last year all the way to this final game. I love my boys.”
Millard Best
Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief • May 24, 2022
This could have been the last game of the season, so the Wildcats made sure to step up their level of play. They made a goal, and delivered on that quickly. “Our main goal was to play team ball and work together, which we did very well in this game,” senior Asher Thomas said. “I think we came out with a win because we had a good game plan and worked together.”
West takes quarters
May 23, 2022
Senior Sadie Millard celebrates after becoming the state champion of the 400 meter dash. Millard finished with a time of 56.80 seconds, and added to a strong showing from the girls team all around. “I couldnt be more proud of my teammates,” Millard said. “Each one of them came out and gave their all in each of their races. We have gotten super close this season and I will always be super proud no matter how they run or what place they get.”
State season
May 23, 2022
Senior Sam Kirchner ran the one mile and two mile at state last year.  He is looking forward to taking home a gold medal to end his senior season with a bang. “I would like to place better than I did last year.” Kirchner said. “Going to state, I want my mindset to be focused on making sure I am able to perform at my best ability.”
Going D1
May 13, 2022
senior Drake Pietryga gets ready to set up his gun at the state meet. The team finished first place in the High Overall category. I was really happy with my performance on the first day, Pietryga said. I shot a 47 out of 75 on the second day because of the wind, so that was a little rough.
Shooting to success
May 12, 2022
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AC Podcast 2
AC Podcast 2
Christian Naujokaitis and Alex Van Gerpen May 5, 2022

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