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Wildcats fall short against Mustangs
Nathan Delaney and Trey Jochims February 21, 2024
Voting PSA
February 15, 2024
Littering PSA
February 15, 2024
The First Glance
February 9, 2024
Pondering on the murder scene, actresses Julia Malone and Carolyn Chapin disect the situation at hand. With lots of preparation and practice, ‘’Trifles’’ transformed into a hit. ‘’I enjoyed this play very much because of how short it was,’’ Chapin said. ‘’Rehearsals were great because we could get through the whole show every time, so it felt like we were making a lot of progress.’’
Silent Clues: Unraveling the layers of ‘’Trifles’’
Brady Mar, Staff Reporter • February 26, 2024

Through the dates of Feb. 8, 9, 11, Millard West put on their annual winter play in ‘’Trifles’’. With a great amount of anticipation, this play was nothing short of exciting, with twists and curves. ‘’Trifles’’ is...

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A look at the new front entrance and waiting area.
Standing matters
Nathan Delaney February 26, 2024

At the start of the 2023-2024 school year Millard West announced the Good Standing Policy. This policy stated that a student would have to pass half of the classes you are in, absent less than 10% of school days and have less than...

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There are many benefits of AP classes such as getting a feel of college classes, developing good time management and structure, learning critical skills and real-world applications, and challenging students.
Navigating AP classes
Sophia Eljamal, Staff Reporter • February 22, 2024

Entering high school, many students are recommended to try and take Advanced Placement classes for reasons like saving money in college or helping to better their knowledge of certain subjects. Juniors are eligible for more APs, which...

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“I’ve donated about twice to the blood drive, once before homecoming and the most recent one,” sophomore Kaylen Kozol said. “My experience was overall just fine.”
Donating blood
Caden Reynolds February 28, 2024
Veering from option to option of what you want to do after high school may be consuming your brain, but by informing yourself on what would be the best option it may help ease some tension. Whether it is college, trade school or a gap year to continue your education, there are always people to help you navigate your way through.
Navigating the pathways
February 28, 2024
A view of the water slides at Epic Waters in Grand Prairie, Texas.
Rough waters
February 23, 2024
Fun fact an average household will spend almost $1000 on Christmas.
Holly, but not jolly
February 14, 2024
The car wash business is booming in the area, and students are taking advantage.
Washing away the time
Michael Bartholomew, Staff Reporter • 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
Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief • February 6, 2024
Gluing down a circle to make a snowman craft, junior Chloe Teter helps a kindergartener. Almost every day, Teter leads an art craft and helps the elementary school students when they need it. I really like to help with the craft when I can, Teter said. My favorite thing is to make the art along with them because we all hang them up on the wall together.
Back to their roots
January 24, 2024
Placing out all of the finished cookies, senior Sydney Prasch organizes all of the decorated gingerbread cookies. Prasch and her extended family got together to bake 2,000 plus cookies to give out to friends and food drives. The cookies are all made from my aunts homemade recipes and they are the best things Ive ever tasted, Prasch said. Ive been helping since I was three and it is my favorite holiday tradition.
Baked with love
December 18, 2023
Senior Bobby Joseph details the interior and exterior of his customers cars. He started this entrepreneurial business to earn a few dollars but it turned into a great opportunity to learn more about entrepreneurship. “I’m really glad I decided to take my own route and start my own business,” Joseph said. “Not only has it brought me a little money on the side, but has also brought me a lot of experience and has taught me a lot of skills that I can use in the future.”
Detailing his future
December 18, 2023
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Danny Devito and Arnold Schwarzenegger perform in the State Farm Super Bowl commercial.
Commercials and football
Wyatt Carmichael, staff reporter • February 28, 2024
Hazbin Hotel promotional poster courtesy of Amazon Prime Video.
Highway to Hell
February 28, 2024
“Anyone But You” was a top-hitting film in its first week in theaters.
Rom-Com for the ages
February 22, 2024
This is the poster for the “Bob Marley: One Love” movie. It shows Bob Marley’s actor performing on stage while a ray of light, in the colors of Jamaica’s flag, shines on him. This shows what is important to him and what had done for the country of Jamaica.
One Love
February 22, 2024
 21 Savage releases his newest studio album consisting of 15 tracks and records giving us a spectacular project
Living the American dream
February 22, 2024

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The Boys basketball districts championships will be held on Monday, Feb. 26 and Tuesday, Feb. 27.
Hoopin’ in the Cornhusker state
Wyatt Carmichael, staff reporter • February 26, 2024
Near the point, Wildcat senior defenseman Eddie Patchen readies to fire a shot. Patchen’s two goals in the game propelled the Cats to a 5-2 win, completing the season series sweep over the Millard South Patriots. “It’s always nice to be able to sweep a team in a season, no matter who they are,” Patchen said. “Communicating, passing, and practicing led to results on the powerplay. It just helps us stay motivated and boosts our momentum.”
Photo courtesy of Whittaker Media
Cats claim Q
February 22, 2024
Gorman pins his competitor at a dual despite having an amputated foot. Being successful at doing something that I love is rewarding, Gorman said. Even with my amputation I continuously prove people wrong.
In his own league
February 21, 2024
A super interesting debut
A super interesting debut
February 20, 2024
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Logans Sport Takes: Nebraska Episode
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Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2022

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AC Podcast 2
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AC Podcast 1
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