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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

In the defense of Caffeine 

Zachary Taylor, Staff Reporter
November 21, 2022
The many ways you can give back to your community.

The importance of giving back

Paige Hightower, Staff Reporter
November 17, 2022
Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder (left) and Phoenix Suns owner Rovert Sarver (right) have been in the news for all of the wrong reasons. The environment they have created for their team has negatively impacted their respective leagues. The worst part is these are just two more recent examples. Former Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling was accused of similar actions between both Snyder and Sarver. Both LA football team owners Dean Spanos and Stan Kronke have made controversial decisions, with the Rams being sued by the city of STL. Louis and being forced to pay for their move to the city of angels. All of these owners and more have shown that the owners of some of the most profitable entities in the world, cannot control and use their power for good.

Unable to take ownership

Logan Moseley, Broadcast Editor in Chief, Striv Executive Producer
November 9, 2022
As a result of strict parenting, teens can become severely insecure, anti-social, and emotionally unstable.

The psychological side of parenting

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
November 1, 2022
Whilst putting together your final costume for Halloween night, its vital to acknowledge the possibilities of cultural appropriation and its relation to your outfit. Its a simple solution: Don’t wear costumes that exhibit a custom or tradition different from your own.  This way everyone can enjoy a Halloween without perpetuating others’ culture.

Culture not costume

Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief
October 31, 2022
Statistics show the minimum wage has been to low to live off of for years.

Doing the minimum

Halle Opat, Staff Reporter
October 11, 2022
Statistics show how the mental health in students is declining .

Confess the stress

Halle Opat, Staff Reporter
October 11, 2022
With Banned Books Week only being acknowledged once a year, its vital that we recognize essential works of literature are constantly being diminished almost every day.

Rewriting the future

Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief
October 7, 2022
Only after the Columbine high school shooting of April, 1999, did schools begin implementing active shooter drills.

Getting rid of gun violence

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2022
Many countries around the world have no restrictions on how big gatherings can be. China does not allow gatherings of more than 10 people, it may have something to do with their enormous population, being over 1.4 billion. China also has had some of the highest numbers of COVID of any county in the world, the population being one of the main factors for this.

Finally back to normal

Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022
A career winning percentage of .340 is never good, but when you take a previously winless team such as the University of Central Florida Knights, and even as far as claiming the National Championship in 2017, you would expect nothing but the best for the new program that he would be running. What followed suit was five straight losing seasons, and a man 15 million dollars richer. Urban Meyer (bottom left), Thomas Brown (top left) and Matt Campbell (top right) all could bring the program back to relevance, something the Nebraska native couldn’t do.

Hot Frost

Logan Moseley, Broadcast Editor in Chief, Striv Executive Producer
September 20, 2022
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