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Completing her work on her first eLearning day on Friday Jan. 28th, senior Riley Kramolisch transfers her knowledge from in-person instruction to apply herself while at home. With two more remote days in the future Kramolisch begins productive habits while working at home. “ELearning days are a benefit to our health and our learning itself,” Kramolisch said. “I think it’s a good time for kids or teachers who are out sick to get caught up.”

Masking the spread

Samantha Vojslavek, Feature Story Editor
February 2, 2022
Colts quarterback Carson Wentz (2, left) is one of nine Indianapolis Colts players to test positive for the virus. With his unvaccinated status, he must test regularly, and wear a mask at all times. For Colts coach Frank Reich (right), he does not have to follow the same guidelines, as he is vaccinated.

Time for a break

Logan Moseley, Striv Co-Executive Producer, Business Manager
January 12, 2022
The NBA and College football are requiring players and coaches to get vaccinated, so they are eligible to play in their seasons

Shoot your shot

Braden Stueve, Staff Reporter
October 29, 2021
The Education Academy sits together in the Library watching the keynote speaker, Paul Timms through Zoom.

Rising above the competition

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
March 29, 2021


Dana Summers and
March 25, 2021
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most sports were forced to play games with empty stadiums to keep all players, coaches and staff safe. The atmosphere from the time we came out of the tunnel was unlike anything any of us have felt, said New England Patriots cornerback Jason McCourty. “You cant really envision what an NFL game is like without fans. This felt more like a high school scrimmage.”

A year to remember

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
March 19, 2021
Nurses prepare to distribute vaccines at Millard North High School. In the last couple of weeks, thousands of school educators and staff have been vaccinated at weekend clinics.

A shot towards normalcy

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
March 12, 2021
Vaccines have a very tainted past, and we need to educate people on the benefits. Photo by Creative Commons

Vaccine Rollout

Logan Moseley, Staff Reporter
March 11, 2021
Grace Baker teaches this class to students to work at their own pace to gain credits for classes that they had previously failed. This program has existed in Millard at Keith Lutz Horizon High School and in some form at MS, but it has been broadened into the rest of the high schools here in Millard,” Grace Baker said. “We decided to do this in the district in response to the remote learning that has been happening because of the pandemic.”

Getting students back on track

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
March 11, 2021
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