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For non-eligible voters, finding ways to stay informed on voting can be hard, especially for those who aren’t getting a solid education on politics, government and civics. There
Staying Educated on Voting
Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer • October 13, 2020

Decades of dwindling civics education in schools has caused a decrease in young voter turnout. According to The Atlantic, Just over half of voters ages 18-29 voted in the 2016 election, and two years earlier only 20 percent of young...

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The wall in front of the library honors Hispanics throughout history. Many different Latinos/as are displayed along with their stories and accomplishments. “As a Latina, when creating the posters of important people for Hispanic and Latino Americans, I found it to help me better my sense of connection to my community,” senior Delaney Akins said.”While researching, I found figures who helped stand up to racial injustices and overall help progress American society forward.”
Honoring Hispanic Heritage
Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online • October 13, 2020

September 15 through October 15 is a 30 day period also referred to as Hispanic Heritage Month. For West, this will be the first time that this is celebrated or recognized in the school by the Justice and Diversity League.  The...

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Juniors Jonathan Ha and Emily Pettit create pets out of construction paper. Their lesson plan had something to do with pets. “Students were given a week to research, create, and plan to present ONE of the four lesson plans to their classmates,” Child Development teacher Amy Mach said. “Classmates were told to act as preschoolers to allow their classmates the opportunity to develop classroom management skills or appropriate ways to respond to typical preschool behaviors.”
High schoolers turned preschoolers
Camille O'Neill, Staff Reporter • October 13, 2020

Starting on October 8 in Child Development, students spent their time creating and planning lessons for preschoolers. They had a five day period to create and plan these lessons and had their peers act as preschoolers.  Usually,...

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This year the Lincoln skies will not be filled with balloons after Nebraska scores its first touchdown of each home game. There will only be family members of the players allowed to attend the game but fans will still be supporting the Cornhuskers in any way they can.
Nebraska football takes the field
Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter • October 23, 2020

On Saturday, October 24, Nebraska will kick off its 2020 football season. This year will have many differences from the previous seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The season will kick off just shy of two months later...

Senior Dekyan Behrens works up a hilly portion of the course enroute to a second place finish. He was proud of the way he competed and the race he had. “It was also a great day personally, finishing second place was amazing although it wasn
Tournament Season begins
October 19, 2020
Millard West volleyball members celebrating during a match against Millard South. The Wildcats won this match in a sweep over the Patriots. “We’ve had some ups and downs this year but we are all very close and have a really great culture throughout the team,” senior Bridget Smith said. “We always find a way to push through a tough match and we learn from each game.”
Finish the job
October 13, 2020
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Some other game modes featured in the beta are Domination, Hardpoint, Control, and Fireteam: Dirty Bomb.
Call of Duty returns
Jonathan Jimenez, Staff Reporter • October 14, 2020

On October 10 through 12 and October 15 through 19, gamers can play the free open beta for Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War on the PlayStation 4. Those who preordered the...

Netflix releases their newest comedy horror movie starring Adam Sandler and other familiar faces.
Hardly horror
October 13, 2020
The cake in a box. This cake was light and fluffy, like an angel cake. It was my favorite thing to eat that I got at the bakery.
Baking with heart
October 13, 2020
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