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Rohwer PE students stand together showing off their Wildcat apparel.
Future Wildcats
Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online • January 14, 2021

On January 8, all nine feeder schools for Millard West High School participated in the first annual Wildcat Friday. This was a day for the students to represent their potential future high school by wearing apparel from different activities...

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Mike Spinharney, a Vietnam War veteran, visits Honors English 10 students, via zoom, to share his experiences during his time serving. “My favorite story he told was when he said there were hippy-like people not letting him through the gate when he returned home from Vietnam,” sophomore Kyle Lorimer said. “So he swung his duffle-bag around like a baseball bat and knocked them over.”
A remembrance of war
Alexis Bahensky, Cartoonist • December 22, 2020

When we hear the word Vietnam, our minds usually turn to the Vietnam War that occurred between 1955 and 1975. We think of young men being sent off into battle, wondering if they would make it back to the states to see their families,...

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In an effort to put a smile on frontline workers
A special gift for special workers
Shelby OMara, Staff Reporter • December 22, 2020

Working on the frontlines is a dangerous job and has gotten even more detrimental since COVID-19. This type of job has long and hard hours and many people have done things to show their support to these extremely important workers. This...

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The team always tries to be prepared for what will come next. They do this by resting after games and gaining their stamina back for the upcoming ones. “Although we won this game we always need to be energized and look ahead at farther games,” Conway said. “We will do this by watching film and letting ourselves recover, along with getting well rested.”
The Wildcats outplay the Storm
Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter • January 15, 2021

On Thursday, January 8, the Millard West Boys Varsity Basketball team competed against the Elkhorn South Storm. The game determined if the Wildcats would continue the season with a 7-2 or 6-3 record. Going into the game,...

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"The Prom" shows a high school student as she navigates being lesbian in a conservative town. **/5
The girls, the gays and “The Prom”
Annabelle Harshbarger, Staff Reporter • January 19, 2021

As a lover of movie-musicals, I knew I had to watch “The Prom.” The movie has some wonderful and heart-warming moments, but it tended to be cliche. The story follows a...

The cover art for Playboi Carti’s sophomore album “Whole Lotta Red.” The cover art is a tribute to an old punk magazine called “Slash,” which perfectly explains the main feel of the first half of the tape. Despite bad fan reception at first, a lot of listeners have changed their opinion after re-istening to the album.
Living up to the hype
January 19, 2021
Disney Pixar’s “Soul” takes the audience 
on a journey through the place where souls
pass going into and out of life. ****/5
Good for the Soul
January 14, 2021
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