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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Faith over fear
Quinn Burton, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief • February 7, 2023
Standout teacher
January 30, 2023
Streaming for fun
January 30, 2023
Scholarship deadlines are approaching fast for seniors on February 7.
Life after high school
Ariana Griffin, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief • January 17, 2023

As the end of the 2022-2023 school year approaches, many seniors may be in search of scholarships. For a senior looking to get into college, scholarships are almost always necessary. The cost of school is rising continuously and someone...

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Kelsey Nunnenkamp, Skylar Ostronic, and Kali Oleson collect donations for the Winter Clothing Drive.
A warmer winter
Ariana Griffin, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief • December 20, 2022

The Senior Class Board tries to do an event together twice a month throughout the school year. The event they put together for the end of this semester was the Winter Clothing Drive. Students could donate new or gently used winter...

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A picture-perfect way to end the year
A picture-perfect way to end the year
Valerie Pioppi, Staff Reporter • December 20, 2022

As the school year comes to a close, Physics students demonstrate their understanding of light and engineering through one of their final assignments: build a functioning camera and develop the photos they take. Their task is to...

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Sign Language, often unrecognized by public schooling institutions, despite being utilized by over 500,000 people in the United States, desperately needs to be implemented into high school world language curriculums.
Saving sign language
Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief • January 17, 2023
The impact of getting enough sleep during finals and ways to ensure you perform well.
Sleeping helps you study
December 14, 2022
Dylan Stadjuar checking the condition of the fluids on his Mustang.
American muscle side-hustle
John Nesci, Staff Reporter • January 13, 2023
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
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
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Stray incorporates every action a cat does. The orange tabby cat loves to scratch just about everything and it just knocks things over.
Stray is near "purr-fection"
Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter • January 13, 2023
Avatar: The Way of The Water was released to theaters on Dec. 16, 2022
The return of ‘Avatar’
December 20, 2022
21-year-old artist PinkPantheress performing her new EP at Lollapalooza
Feeling at home
December 19, 2022
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Junior Edwin Patchen skates down the ice to grab the puck for the Wildcats. Millard West was on a power play and Patchen wanted to get the puck back to offense as soon as possible so they had more scoring opportunities. “I think we were relaxed because we knew we could beat them cause we had beaten the teams that they had tied to or lost to,” Patch said. “But I also think as we were getting ready to step onto the ice we were starting to get serious and ready to win.” Millard West has finished the regular season and is now preparing for the playoffs.
Great goaltending
Nathan Delaney, Staff Reporter • February 7, 2023
ACP students cheering at a varsity football game
New Unified Cheer program
January 13, 2023
Sophomore Reese Wilson gets ready for a face off against his opponent. Wilson, the captain on the team, leads the team with nine goals and five assists on the season, good for 14 points on the year. “After losing in the state finals last year in triple overtime we were determined to come back stronger even with the loss of six seniors,” Wilson said. “This forced us to work even harder and bond on and off the ice.” The Wildcats take on the Junior Jays for their last game of the 2022 calendar year on Wednesday, Dec. 21st.
Shootout at Moylan
December 20, 2022
West has a difficult season up ahead and coaches and players both notice this opportunity to shine. “We have a very tough schedule this year,” said head coach William Morrison. “Our defense needs to continue to get better. We need to find ways to score more points too.” Coaches aren’t the only ones who see the season ahead as players have a lot of faith for the season. “I feel like we will be able to compete with any team as long as we come to play,” senior Chole Kirschner said. “Once we get our injured players back we should be ready to get some big games.”
Wildcats shock the Bears
December 12, 2022
Matt Rhule, the newly hired head coach for Nebraska Football, was the first of many in this years head coaching cycle. Other coaches that were hired, and potentially in the eyes of athletic director Trev Alberts include Deion Sanders (Colorado), Hugh Freeze (Auburn) and Luke Fickell (Wisconsin) to name a few. However, Rhule brings the highest floor compared to those coaches, as he has built programs from the ground up, and leaving it in good hands if, or when, he leaves. Photo from @huskerfbnation on Twitter.
Rhule the day
December 5, 2022
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Logans Sport Takes: Nebraska Episode
Logan's Sport Takes: Nebraska Episode
Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2022

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