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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Throughout the month of May, a display covering Asain Pacific Islander Americans, Arab Americans and Pride was hung in front of the library. Justice and Diversity League combined their displays for the months of April, May and June due to a lack of time, in order to ensure that students could learn about the groups. “Justice and Diversity League has been doing these displays for about 10 years,” Justice and Diversity League sponsor Bryant Bull said. “We started doing a diversity in education display as a general awareness project about 10 years ago and weve branched out to individual displays by month over the last six years.”

A triad of tradition

Kaitlin Reynolds, News Director
May 25, 2022
Finding the right fit

Finding the right fit

Riley Kramolisch, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2022
Junior Dinesh Gullapali races in a NICA race this past season. He thought that diversity in cycling was important for a variety of reasons. “It is important to promote diversity in cycling because it is a fun sport and also it brings people together,” Gullapaili said. “It helps to make the bicycling sport more aware and fun to the people in the school.”

Diversifying riding

Camille O'Neill, Sports Director
May 17, 2022
Sophomore students sit in their first block chemistry class with an hour left of learning; however, this will look different their senior year as their class will only run for 45 minutes. “It’s definitely something that will take getting used to,” sophomore Lexie Hatch said. “However, I know that it will help in the long run because the schedule’s purpose is to fix the problems we have right now.”

A new change for the Wildcats

Quinn Burton, Staff Reporter
May 13, 2022
Dr. Jim Sutfin visits with students at Reader Elementary. Sutfin has worked in Millard Public Schools for 27 years and plans to retire at the end of this school year. “I came here the first year Millard West opened and I loved it,” Sutfin said. “In every stage of my career there was always someone motivating me to take it a step further. I am so grateful for my time here in Millard and I will never forget it.”

Millard Superintendent announces retirement

Miguel Paredes Reyes, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief, co-Striv Executive Producer
May 12, 2022
Donating blood for the first time, senior Luke Hudek participates in the spring blood drive. Walking into the drive with no experience, Hudek’s emotions flexuated but was surprised by the ease that came with donating. “Overall, I had a good experience, and it’ll be very beneficial to keep donating,” Hudek said. “I want to donate in the future because nothing bad can happen to me and only good things can happen to people who need the blood.”

A drive to remember

Samantha Vojslavek, Features Editor
May 12, 2022
AP Seminar works especially hard throughout their semester to ensure that their AP Test, including a presentation and a written exam, goes well. With the completion of their presentation, they have their written AP exam left. “Our teacher taught us how to format and build our presentations, but in the actual process of researching and presenting, she couldnt help us very much at all,” Junior Elsa Covi said. “Our team multimedia presentations and individual multimedia presentations were part of the AP exams, so she wasnt allowed to give us many pointers and it was important to depend upon classmates.”

Presenting their skills

Brenna Batchelder, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Cartoonist
May 12, 2022
One of the stops on the trip was the Beth El Synagogue. Here, they learned about the architecture within and what it means to the Jews who worship there. “The colorful curtains are meant to represent the seven days it took G-d to create the world, and, while it isnt very apparent in the picture, the front half of the seats are in the shape of semi-circles,” senior Deepasri Bylore said. “The seats are a recent change from the original design inspired from the linear seat layout of churches and gives what the rabbi describes as a more personal atmosphere between a congregation and speaker.”

Exploring faiths

Alexis Bahensky, Opinions Editor
May 11, 2022
Millard West DECA outside the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in their trip to Atlanta for the DECA International Competition. The event lasted from April 23-26 with the students eligible to achieve widening of their skills in each of their respective topics. “I would really just encourage people to join DECA because it’s a great resume builder. Along with giving students just general life skills that are going to make them competitive in any career,” DECA sponsor Ashley Dworak said. “Really, a lot of the competitions and things we do are centered around business content, but all of the skills in which they’re learning and improving on is really gaining practice for them.”

All in for Atlanta

Sam Whittaker, Staff Reporter
May 9, 2022
Millard West concert band, symphonic band and wind ensemble come together for their last performance of the year in the auditorium. The concert was the seniors’ final time on stage. “There were some hiccups here and there, but thats just kind of how it goes, and we recovered really nicely,” senior Sophia Hakeman said. “It was overall a really good performance. The “Irish Tune” was like tradition so that was really nice to finally be able to play.”

One last band performance

Morgan Weir, Editor-in-Chief
May 4, 2022
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