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The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Screen Time PSA
Reece Straley and Braden Stueve December 2, 2022
Starting off strong
November 22, 2022
Classroom Cribs #4
November 22, 2022
This month’s display shows information posted about National Native American Month. “We hope this will allow our school as a community to be more aware of months and groups we should celebrate,” sophomore Skylar Johnson said. “More people need to learn about different cultures and this is a great opportunity to stop and look at the displays and learn something new.”
Appreciating student’s heritage
Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter • December 1, 2022

In the month of November, Justice & Diversity league celebrates Native American heritage month along with National French Week. Both J&DL and the French club will share the display presented in the hallway for everyone to see...

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The baby food diet is one of the diets that falsely advertises for quick weight loss but does not state its dangers.
Selling a 'healthy' diet
Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter • November 22, 2022

At the start of November, students enrolled in healthy living began their dieting and nutrition unit to help gather important information about different diets and the pros and cons of them. In Ms. Donley's class, the FAD Diet commercial,...

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Members of the publicity crew hanging up a checkerboard in the auditorium lobby. It will be used as a backdrop for photos when “Clue” premiers Dec. 1-3. “This process has definitely been on the harder side due to the short amount of time we have to pull it off,” Publicity crew co-leader and junior Ali Gardener said. “There are only six weeks to pull off Clue so it has been a struggle trying to get everything ready and come up with ideas to sell as many tickets as fast as possible.”
Behind the scenes
Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter • November 22, 2022

Theatre never stops moving. That’s why as soon as “Legally Blonde” had wrapped up their performances, the next play, “Clue,” started production immediately. While some people were auditioning to be in the play itself, those...

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In the defense of Caffeine 
Zachary Taylor, Staff Reporter • November 21, 2022
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder (left) and Phoenix Suns owner Rovert Sarver (right) have been in the news for all of the wrong reasons. The environment they have created for their team has negatively impacted their respective leagues. The worst part is these are just two more recent examples. Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was accused of similar actions between both Snyder and Sarver. Both LA football team owners Dean Spanos and Stan Kronke have made controversial decisions, with the Rams being sued by the city of STL. Louis and being forced to pay for their move to the city of angels. All of these owners and more have shown that the owners of some of the most profitable entities in the world, cannot control and use their power for good.
Unable to take ownership
November 9, 2022
The foreign exchange students take the stage during the pep rally. They show their Wildcat Pride by waving their flags and introducing themselves. Kanta Kanatiyanon is from Thailand, Patricia Dominguez-Adame Santalla is from Spain and Alexa Thesis is from Germany.
Learning a new culture
Ariana Griffin, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief • November 22, 2022
Senior Calleigh Joslin is photographed by Abby Halsey at the first show choir competition of the 2022 season: Westside Competition of Excellence.
Shooting for the stars
Valerie Pioppi, Staff Reporter • November 16, 2022
Kates model showcases one of the first designs. This is the first crew neck offered by Anchored by Faith. The intent of this crew was to make a both cute and meaningful design.
Leap of Faith
October 11, 2022
When Jon Willis first stepped onto campus at the University of Nebraska at Kearney, he didnt know what he was in for. Two years later, hes made improvements he wouldnt have anywhere else. “My boss at KRVN Jayson Jorgenson has impacted me the most,” Willis said. “If you listen to how I sound and broadcast a game before I started working there and after, it has completely changed. He has given me so much feedback and taught me how to become a better broadcaster, and Im incredibly lucky I have gotten to learn from him.” Photo courtesy @jon_willis_ on Instagram.
Calling an icon
October 11, 2022
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The White Lotus season 2 makes a great impression on fans
Italian reality
Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter • December 2, 2022
“Pokémon Scarlet” and “Pokémon Violet” already sold over 10 million copies in the first three days of the game launching. This was not just the largest launch for a Pokémon game, not just the biggest launch for a Nintendo game, but the biggest launch for any console exclusive game ever.
The best in years
December 1, 2022
Bravery and Greed is a fun multiplayer brawler game about four adventurers trying to discover the riches of the dwarven fortress.
Brave and Greedy for riches
November 22, 2022
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Senior Jack Carrol getting ready to throw the bowling ball down the lane. “The athletes bowl in a bakers format,” ACP teacher and coach Bret Seipker said. “This allows all members to participate equally.”
Inclusivity and bowling
Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter • November 17, 2022
“We were proud that this team and group of seniors led us to our 12th straight appearance at the state tournament,” head coach Joe Wessel said.  “We did some great things but just came up short. I think we made it an exciting game in sets 3 and 4. Next year we have to replace some great seniors but we look forward to getting back to training and helping these student athletes continue to buy into the Wildcat way.”
Silverhawks defeat the Cats
November 15, 2022
Drew Timmie, of te Gonzaga Bulldogs looks to have a good 2022 season.
The season starts
November 9, 2022
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Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2022

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