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Senior Kael Dumont pitching in the 5-2 victory against Millard South in the second round of the Metro Tournament. He pitched all seven innings, only allowing the Patriots to score a total of two runs. “It felt like we were finally clicking as a team,” Dumont said. “The week before we went 0-4, so coming out and beating them on Tuesday and then again on Thursday really helped us gel together.”

Successful weekend for the Wildcats

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
April 21, 2021
Looking ahead to college, senior Jon Willis leaves behind an extensive legacy of commentating at Millard West.

Leaving a legacy

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 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
Members of the symphony orchestra sit waiting to start their next song. “Students, in general, were pleased to have the opportunity to finally perform for a live audience, and I haven't heard any complaints regarding the safety of students and audience members at the event,” senior Luke Skrabal said. “I am glad to see that live performances are happening once again because music lifts people's spirits and provides an escape from the difficulties of life under COVID.”

Strings coming to life

Michelle Zhang, Staff Reporter
March 10, 2021
Millard West celebrates after their 55-54 win over Westside. They play Lincoln Pius X in the state tournament on March 9. “It felt like I was on cloud nine for the night,” junior Chase Hultman said. “Celebrating with all of the guys and our friends in the student section was a lot of fun and knowing that we would get a chance to play in Lincoln is really cool, but we still have to approach it as any other game so that we can keep playing in Lincoln instead of being one and done.”

On to State

Jonathan Willis, Striv Executive Producer
March 8, 2021
Students continue a Millard West tradition of creating poppy fields in the English hallways during French week. Both members of French club and students enrolled in French class take control of planning and creating activities. “I hope that people look forward to it every year,” French teacher and club sponsor Sarah Karst said. “We see it as an opportunity for the appreciation of the language and simply a celebration of the beauty of the language and the many cultures that accompany it.”

A week in France

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
March 5, 2021
Presiding over her class, senior Isabella Reilly plays a teacher zooming in on the projection screen. During the rehearsal process, the cast and crew had little time to become prepared.

Clowning around

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief, co-anchor MWHS Wildcat News
March 5, 2021
The Wildcats were down a man going into the game, and it forced them to adjust to changes. They started off slow, but once they got used to the adjustments, they were able to pick up speed. “Our biggest challenge was knowing that senior Evan Meyersick wasn't going to play.  We had to make sure guys knew our plays from different positions to fill in,” coach William Morrsion said.

Wildcats defeat the Vikings

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
March 3, 2021
Senior Samantha Spencer stands with her original model and the full-scale completed set of her design for the play “Matt and Ben.” “I have created slides on my own time for fun of set designs I like and showed them to the Theatre Technology class,” Spencer said. “I have thought a lot about going into scenic design and maybe going into film, but I am not sure. I probably will always keep model making and miniatures as a hobby though.”

Setting the stage

Anna Blumenthal, Entertainment Editor
February 17, 2021
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