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In our everything era
Nathan Buroker and Delaney Lueck September 22, 2023
Ciao and Hallo!
September 22, 2023
MWHS Wildcat News 09.22.23
September 22, 2023
MWHS Wildcat News
September 15, 2023
Senior Connor Michalski walks into school and arrives just on time. Michalski has had to adapt to this new policy and change his day but it has helped him for the better. “Ive really been mindful about showing up to school on time and I always know when Im supposed to be at school, ” Michalski said. “The new Good Standing Policy has kept me from being late in my classes because I want to be able to go to Homecoming and Prom.” Michalski has had to adapt to this new policy and change his day but it has helped him for the better.
Cutting down the tardies and absences
Sam Blecha, Staff Reporter • September 15, 2023

As tardies, truancies and course failures began to add up, administration has put into place a ‘Good Standing Policy’ for the 2023-2024 school year, with outline requirements to attend school dances and events. According to...

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Senior Nathan Delaney signs in on the Studentvue kiosk as he arrives at school late. Delaney is a good student who is on time to class most of the time and ready to learn when the bell rings. “I try to leave my house at a good time in the morning so Im not late, said Delaney. “Even when Im late getting a pass to class is very quick and it doesnt take too long for me to grab a pass and get to class.”
September to remember
Wyatt Carmichael, Staff Reporter • September 15, 2023

As the month of August ends, September starts and Attendance Awareness Month kicks off. Attendance Awareness Month is the month schools will focus on trying to get students to school and class on time. Teachers and staff hope that...

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Actor Brykin Jones portrays the pessimistic character, Hank. The thing is Im very much the opposite of Hank, Jones said. But I still felt connected to his character.
Making the best out of a bad time
Alex Elgert, Staff Reporter • September 14, 2023

“Marvin’s Room,” the play written by Scott McPherson, made its stage debut in 1990 in Chicago’s Goodman Theatre. Since then, it’s taken many other forms, including a film that was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress...

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Cheering for the first touchdown of the year, senior Jacclyn Smidlien and friends jump and scream in excitement. This was a special moment for the group as they’ve waited four years to get that front row spot. “It was such a fulfilling moment, Smidlien said. “Getting to cheer for our football team, year after year, has been so much fun, and I can’t wait to do it for the rest of the season.”
Ain't no party like a Wildcat party
Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief • September 22, 2023
Senior Logan Moseley is upset over certain websites being blocked on school laptops. The school has a firewall set up to block certain websites from students. “I just want to play my immaculate grid dynasty, daddy, immaculate gridiron game,” Moseley said. “It’s my favorite game to play and I get very sad when I cannot play every single day.”
Social media in schools
September 19, 2023
Internet restrictions range from games to videos and educational websites. I think restricting games on school provided laptops is fair enough, junior Sophia Eljamal said. But when I try to access certain websites for research, a lot of them are restricted, even if the websites are trusted and reliable sources for information.
Locked-down learning
September 14, 2023
Watching the stands fill up for Volleyball Day, senior Kaelin Pribyl stopped to snap a pic before the stadium got too busy. On Aug. 30, Nebraska beat the world record with an attendance of 92,003 people. These types of moments help bring more attention to womens sports, which allows them to receive the respect they deserved a long time ago, Pribyl said. The video tributes were what I enjoyed most about the game because they were videos of players talking about what this opportunity means for them personally and how it impacts sports all together.
A part of history
Delaney Lueck, Staff Reporter • September 13, 2023
Gabrielle Wardyn and Waffles pose for a picture after completing his autism awareness service dog training. The week-long assessment and training required a lot of physical and mental training that not all dogs qualify for. Now, Waffles is trained for both outside and inside school-related events. “I immediately saw a change in Waffles behavior,” Wardyn said. “Very alert and aware of his surroundings.”
Well-rounded hound
Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter • September 12, 2023
In the midst of shirt toss, senior Aedan Romero takes flight to launch a t-shirt into the crowd.  The crazies were the stars of the show during our Fall pep-rally, leading and getting the school ready for the Battle of Q-Street which took place just hours later. Honestly, I was a little nervous to see how everyone would react to this years crazies, but as we took the stage, everyone was super excited and it ended up being a lot of fun, Romero said. My one goal was to prep everybody for the game, and just simply get the energy going from the start.
Crazy for the Cats
September 6, 2023
With everything they need, juniors Caden Lentz and Casey Olson started their business, C+C Crêpes, this past summer. All the Crêpes are fresh and made on-site at each farmer’s market since the batter only lasts for 48 hours. “We would like to be able to sell more during the spring and fall,” Lentz said. “But because me and Casey are involved in many sports and other activities, we do the majority of our markets in the summer.”
Crêpes to cash
September 1, 2023
Seniors Logan Moseley, and Nathan Delaney, work on putting together a weekly update for “The Uproar.” With creative freedom and flexibility, the two seniors put on their own twists  into the weekly recording. “My favorite part was the customization,” Moseley said. “The HSRP was really fun controlling what played on the air and what I talked about on the air.”
On the air
August 30, 2023
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New album tops artists across the country music charts.
Zach Bryan takes over the charts
Michael Bartholomew, Staff Reporter • September 25, 2023
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is an amazing game with plenty of things to do and places to explore.
From the sky to the depths
September 20, 2023
Hozier attempts to show his deep delve into the underworld in this album cover
Unreal or underperforming
September 20, 2023
Willamsburg’s colorful Margherita, Cup & Char Grandma, and Garlic Knots.
A Pizz-a home
September 13, 2023

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Senior linebacker Easton Behrens celebrates after a big hit on Prep junior quarterback Tony Coniglio. Behrens and the Wildcat defense hit the Jays behind the line of scrimmage over ten times, and had a sack himself. “Coming into the game I wanted to blitz more,” Behrens said. “With the way the game went, I was happy I got the nod to rush after the quarterback more and more, and hope I can do it some more in future weeks.”
Wildcats soar past Jr. Jays
Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief • September 22, 2023
Senior Wyatt Goodlett, #60, runs back to his teammates to celebrate the win they secured against the Omaha North Vikings. With 7 seconds left in the fourth quarter, there was a field goal to be kicked, which occurred successfully, making the score 19-16. “I was super happy after our win against Omaha North,” Wyatt Goodlett said. “I worked really hard that game and felt proud of myself, especially since I played with a hurt shoulder.”
Giving it all he's got
September 13, 2023
Senior defensive end Trey Mittelstedt (58) celebrates after a clutch sack on Omaha North junior quarterback Sebastion Circo. Mettelstedt, and the entire Wildcat defense held Circo to just 135 passing yards, and the rest of the Viking offense to 97 rushing yards. “I knew the pressure would eventually get there,” Mettelstedt said. “We are very talented up front, so as long as we followed through, we would hit home and make those plays.”
Wildcats stun Vikings
September 7, 2023
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Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief • December 1, 2022

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