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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
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
In an effort to put a smile on frontline workers' faces, NHS created lots of colorful and heartwarming cards to send out to them.

A special gift for special workers

Shelby OMara, Staff Reporter
December 22, 2020
This is the group picture of the Theatre department attending the festival last year.

Tweaking theater traditions

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
December 18, 2020
Students cut into the rat and followed the directions on their lab sheet.

A gutty experience

Camille O'Neill, Staff reporter
December 18, 2020
As we enter the holiday season it is important to learn about and include all holiday celebrations.

Diversity during the holidays

Annabelle Harshbarger, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
Teachers across the district can get tested on three separate occasions, each week until Winter break. They are able to get a Surveillance test, with results in a few hours. ”Regular contact tracing was getting more difficult because of the overall number of cases in the area,” Associate Superintendent of Human Resources Kevin J. Chick said. “Surveillance Testing would give us a more realistic look at asymptomatic carriers of the virus.”

Testing the odds

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
December 10, 2020
In order to reduce the risk of COVID-19 spreading, the Theater Department decided to livestream the play for people to watch on Striv. Audience members were invited to watch the show from their homes. “The biggest challenge was making it accessible to the audience,” director Brooke Phillips said. “We couldn't have people come in person so we streamed it live and setting that all up for the first time was really tricky. I picked this play because it is about a family escaping world wide disasters over and over.  Humans have survived wars, floods, dinosaurs, an ice age.  I wanted people to feel like we could survive this crazy pandemic.”

A production abridged

Anna Blumenthal, Entertainment Editor
December 9, 2020
Tri-Faith Initiative is an organization in Omaha dedicated to religious diversity and fighting bigotry. For the holiday season, all their activities are remote; however, people can still participate in online workshops or other events scheduled on their website.

Local organization fights for a more diverse Omaha

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
December 4, 2020
The club members sit in Wildcat 1 cutting out and coloring the shoes for the teachers.

Shoes for St. Nick

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
December 3, 2020
Owners put our signs on their restaurants for incoming customers to follow in order to be safe. (Photo by David Crane)

Coronavirus closing down businesses

Mila Dell Apa, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
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