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Rocking around Omaha
Addison Harris and Zianya Salgado December 5, 2023
Part time jobs
December 5, 2023
MWHS Wildcat News 12.01.23
November 30, 2023
Senior actress Kareaden Farruggia steals the stage with her beautiful wheelchair-ography. I had my buddy with me the whole time, Farruggia says. We had lots of fun performing.
What we know about love
Alex Elgert, Staff Reporter • November 15, 2023

“Frozen: The Musical” had its Broadway premiere in March of 2018 at the St. James Theatre in New York City. Unfortunately, the production saw its close just two years later in 2020, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  However, that...

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 In pursuit to serve, senior Jordan Gassen prepares to hoist the ball over the net in search of an ace for his team. It was now the third set, and Green was looking to get points on the board. ‘’I wanted to give the squad a fighting chance in this set,’’ Gassen said. ‘’Even though we lost, I’m glad we went down trying.’’
Ballin' is a habit
Brady Mar, Staff Writer • November 15, 2023

On Thursday, Nov. 9, the highly anticipated senior boys volleyball game took place under the lights in Wildcat 1. The game was not only played for fun but also for a good cause, with all proceeds would go towards Deca and their upcoming...

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Advanced Journalism, Broadcast Journalism and Yearbook students pose outside the UNL Union after receiving four Cornhuskers (Catalyst print, Catalyst online, MWHS Wildcat News broadcast and Prowler yearbook). This is the highest award given for scholastic journalism in Nebraska. The Prowler yearbook was also inducted into the Cornhusker Hall of Fame.
Hall of Fame news
Caden Reynolds, Staff Reporter • November 9, 2023

During this year's Fall Break, Advanced Journalism, Broadcast Journalism and Yearbook students set out for the University of Nebraska Lincoln on Monday, Oct. 16 for the annual Nebraska High School Press Association's (NHSPA) Fall Convention....

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The negative impacts of timed tests include increased anxiety, performance over education, memorization over comprehension and unfairness.
No time for success
Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter • December 6, 2023
Drinking and driving can lead to consequences such as impaired judgment, bad license records, mental health issues, and death.
Is a drink worth your life?
November 30, 2023
The nominees will gather at Crypto.com arena on November 4th
Newly nominated
November 29, 2023
Sophomore Iman Khalil helping around at her job with her friend. Khalil started working at her friends family owned bar a year ago. She has been described as a great server and has really nice customer service.  I really like working there, Khalil said.  I get to work with my friend and plus, I know who the owners are and am close with them as well.
On that grind
Mohammad Khan, Staff Reporter • December 6, 2023
Juniors Natalie Kersten and Brykin Jones perform “Love is an Open Door.” Both Kersten and Jones performed various songs and dances together throughout the two-and-a-half-hour production. “Both Jones and I had some of the biggest parts of the musical,” Kersten said. “Getting to perform throughout the whole play was very exciting for us.”
New York state of mind
Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter • November 13, 2023
Sitting in the Capitol Building, senior Brooklyn Lech speaks with Don Bacons representative. Lech traveled to Washington D.C. to speak on behalf of the JDRF. I had to apply to be considered for the position, Lech said. I was the only girl chosen to represent Nebraska and the other two were brothers from Lincoln; Alex and Aiden Ourada.
Fighting for a change
November 9, 2023
 Kevin Mar takes position as he referees for 16th season in college football. Kevin has officiated many games and is a veteran in the industry, with 28 total year under his belt. “This job has granted me with many experiences that I couldn’t get anywhere else,” Kevin said. “I love to travel the country and get the opportunities that I get through the NCAA.”
Stripes and whistles
November 9, 2023
Junior Lawson Pashia and other scare actors enjoy their time frightening people, playing different characters and bonding with the Bloodrush staff. The attraction is open from Sept. 29 to Nov. 3. “I didn’t want to have a job that wouldn’t give me good memories,” Pashia said. “I am glad I am still young enough to have a job like this where I can just enjoy my time and not have to be serious about anything.”
Fear’s performance
November 7, 2023
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The official poster for the game reveals the main characters as well as the location
Record-breaking reveal
Connor Michalski, Staff Reporter • December 7, 2023
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes premiered on Nov. 17 to audiences worldwide.
Sequence of songbirds
December 4, 2023

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Senior Jordan Gassen gets ready to shoot his free throws after being fouled. The Wildcats needed all the points they could get after being down in their game against Lincoln East. ‘’Being efficient at the line is important for my game,’’ Gassen said. ‘’The points add up in the end and it’ll be important for us to be able to make these if we want to compete this year.’’
A different type of jamboree
Brady Mar, Staff Reporter • December 6, 2023
Near the point, senior defenseman Eddie Patchen readies to fire his one-timer shot. Patchen picked up his third goal of the season en route to Millard West’s 5-2 overpowering of Fremont. “We need to take our practices seriously while also just staying loose and not putting too much pressure on ourselves,” Patchen said. “Our next game is against Prep, so we just need to prepare ourselves for that game.”
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A jungle battle
December 4, 2023
Hitting the ball over the net, senior Kaelin Pribyl tries to avoid the block from Bell West. In the District Championship, the Wildcats lost to the T-Birds 3-1. Our strengths throughout the game were staying in system with out passing, which keeps all hitters available as an option, and staying disciplined with our blocking against their biggest hitter, Pribyl said. We knew they were a great team but we didnt let that stop us from playing to win, rather than playing to not lose.
Wildcats take a hard loss
November 20, 2023
Unified bowling team getting ready for a match against Omaha North. “The athletes bowl in a baker’s format,” ACP teacher and coach Bret Seipker said. “This allows all members to participate equally.”
Bowling as one
November 20, 2023
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Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2022

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