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The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Logan Moseley Loading some songs onto the radio software.

Tuning in to something new

John Nesci, Staff Reporter
February 9, 2023
Stopping at the display outside the library, senior Ally Fortney observes the Black History wall created by the Justice and Diversity League. Throughout the month of January, the group of students did plenty of research to get as many prominent African American leaders on the wall as possible. “Even though this display has been up every year since my freshman year, this was really the first time I really took the time to read through it,” Fortney said. “I really wish more people did so because I know there is so much history and we don’t always have the time or resources to cover all of it during structured class time.”

Black history in the classroom

Kelsey Nunnenkamp , Staff Reporter
February 9, 2023
Students in either groups of five or four gathered in the libraries production rooms in order to hang out with their furry friend. “I loved the dog that we had,” junior Lauren Jones said. “She was so well trained and made the experience so calming and comfortable. She even knew a few tricks, like high fives and handshakes, which made it even more fun.”

Love on a leash

Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2022
West has a difficult season up ahead and coaches and players both notice this opportunity to shine. “We have a very tough schedule this year,” said head coach William Morrison. “Our defense needs to continue to get better. We need to find ways to score more points too.” Coaches aren’t the only ones who see the season ahead as players have a lot of faith for the season. “I feel like we will be able to compete with any team as long as we come to play,” senior Chole Kirschner said. “Once we get our injured players back we should be ready to get some big games.”

Wildcats shock the Bears

Reece Straley, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2022
Mr. Green, a character notorious for his anxiety and germaphobia, played by Brykin Jones, is shown shocked and disgusted as two ‘dead’ bodies lay next to him.

Clue premieres with a full house

Valerie Pioppi, Staff Reporter
December 5, 2022
Photo taken by Trey Jochims

Learning the ropes

Trey Jochims, Staff Reporter
September 22, 2022
Superintendent Dr. Schwartz visits Millard West on June 30. I am really proud to be a part of Millard Public Schools, Schwartz said. We have incredible staff and I really enjoy the students.

Big changes

Paige Hightower, Staff Reporter
September 15, 2022
Kieren Langer heads down the hillside, coasting down and regaining his stamina. The downhills are some of the more technical parts of mountain biking, and one of his strong suits. “The main difference from the slow race to the actual race is the pedaling, you actually pedal more,” Langer said. “The downhills in the main race is where I excelled, which really shows the technical skills aspect of cycling, and mountain biking specifically.”

Cycling the mountain

Logan Moseley, Broadcast Editor in Chief, Striv Executive Producer
September 8, 2022
Sophomore Madalynn Johnson performs her callback song at the International Thespian Festival in Bloomington, Indiana., an opportunity only a handful of students experience. I feel that all of the things that have happened made me a better performer, and also made me more confident in myself, Johnson said. And to be honest, all that has happened this year and last year don’t seem real.

A natural performer

Paige Hightower, Staff Reporter
September 2, 2022
Senior Drew Borner celebrates his first inning run. The Cats erupted for an eight run first on their way to the state title. “I’ve never felt anything like it,” Borner said. “ It’s surreal and I still haven’t fully grasped it yet. This team battled adversity from the end of last year all the way to this final game. I love my boys.”

Millard Best

Evan Vaslow, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief
May 24, 2022
Senior Sadie Millard celebrates after becoming the state champion of the 400 meter dash. Millard finished with a time of 56.80 seconds, and added to a strong showing from the girls team all around. “I couldnt be more proud of my teammates,” Millard said. “Each one of them came out and gave their all in each of their races. We have gotten super close this season and I will always be super proud no matter how they run or what place they get.”

State season

Joseph Ebmeier, Staff Reporter
May 23, 2022
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