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Securing screens
Carley Bailey and Nathan Buroker April 15, 2024
LB1071 PSA
March 27, 2024
Teaching tech
March 21, 2024
Scouting out in the parking lot, senior Nate Buroker prepares to eliminate his target in a sneaky manner. Buroker found out when his target had class which made it a perfect time to make his move. One of my teachers were able to give me the schedule of my target which helped me know when they would arrive and leave, Buroker said. The parking lot is an easy way to ruin somebodies day.
Survival of the fittest
Brady Mar, Staff Reporter • April 15, 2024

On Tuesday, March 19, the senior class officially began the senior assassin game. The names of the targets were sent out to every competitor the night before, which would eventually lead to a chain reaction of assassinations, and finally...

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STS safety
STS safety
Connor Michalski, Staff Reporter • March 28, 2024

In a testament to collaboration and hands-on learning, students of the Advanced Carpentry class have recently banded together to build an essential piece of equipment: an outfeed table. This addition comes as a boon to the Carpentry...

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Before incentives were introduced, there were only punishments put in place for students who were not in Good Standing. Incentives will begin to be given out after Prom. “We wanted to brainstorm some fun things that we can offer to students in Good Standing,” Assistant Principal Casey Lundgren said. “For example, at a basketball game, we said that if a student was in Good Standing then they got free popcorn and we had a really big student section that night.”
The power of positive reinforcement
Ariana Griffin, Staff Reporter • March 11, 2024

Over the past few months, the staff of Millard West have put together some incentives for students in Good Standing. At first, there were only punishments for students who weren't in Good Standing. For example, students who weren't...

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Unlike other ways to donate, you can donate your hair from the comofrts of your own bathroom.
Care for hair
Alex Elgert, Staff Reporter • April 3, 2024
The start to making people more aware of breast cancer is by letting people know information about it, such as how the cancer occurs, the stages, the mental toll, and the treatments.
The survivors
April 2, 2024
Everyday, women and girls defy the odds and do the impossible: everything.
A woman's world
April 1, 2024
Quinn Burton received the title of 2024 Nebraska Journalist of the Year on March 4, 2024, leaving behind a legacy for years to come.
A star in the making
Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor • April 2, 2024
Senior Aeden Romero is moving up on the wall at his local gym. “When I’m climbing, I am not thinking about anything else other than my current position,” Romero said. “I can be holding a position for up to five minutes, so staying focused is the most important thing to do.”
A ledge-defying hobby
Nathan Buroker, News Director • March 25, 2024
Brooke Phillips directing a play along with an assistant director. “I had a wonderful experience here and because I wanted to be a teacher I decided to mix my passions for theater and teaching,” said Phillips.” So I came back here to become the director of the theater program.”
Best in the midwest
March 25, 2024
The car wash business is booming in the area, and students are taking advantage.
Washing away the time
February 12, 2024
Standing in the center of Times Square, senior Ella Knowinski and sister Ava Konwinski shoot video for her short film “The Village Book.” After battling the loud noise and herds of people, the sisters finally got the right shot after spending hours filming. “Filming is extremely hard in a place like New York City,” Ella Konwinski said.  “But I knew I wanted to film there for the aesthetic.”
Film featurette
February 6, 2024
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 Released in March of 2024, “Dune: Part Two” was the second installment of the franchise.
Denis Villeneuve has “Dune” it again
Sam Blecha, Staff Reporter • April 4, 2024
Popular artist, Yeat releases his newest studio album
The future of rap
March 28, 2024
The cover image for Persona 3 Reload showcases a bold and dynamic design centered around the protagonist with a compelling and intense gaze that hints at the deep narrative within. The protagonist is depicted with a Persona emerging behind him, symbolizing the games core mechanic of summoning otherworldly entities. The evocative blue color palette and shattered glass effect convey a sense of breaking through barriers and the games exploration of themes such as confronting ones inner self and the fragmentation of reality. The prominent use of the color red, particularly on the evocative eye mask, underscores the games underlying themes of sacrifice, passion, and the hearts resilience in the face of adversity.
A timeless revival
March 19, 2024

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Junior pitcher Dylan Swiercek delivers a pitch during the middle innings. Swiercek’s 58 pitches resulted in four strikeouts, and one hit en route to the 6-1 win over Millard North. “It was good to go out and compete for coach Frey’s 300th win,” Swiercek said. “You know a rival like North with a former coach of ours was obviously highly anticipated.”
Pitching past the Ponies
Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter • April 15, 2024
Nebraska guard Kesei Tominaga celebrates after a made three-pointer.
A bittersweet goodbye
March 18, 2024
Warming up during a pitching change, then junior Nick Venteicher gets ready to close against the Millard North Mustangs. This wasnt a new situation for the junior, as Venteicher had five saves on the year and looks for more this year. “I put a lot of time this off season into the weight room,” Venteicher said. “We have a lot of returnees and newcomers this season look great. I’m excited because we play the best schedule in the state. It’s gonna be a fun ride and we got some revenge to get this season.”
State or bust
March 13, 2024
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Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2022

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