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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The effects of a natural disaster can take away a home where memories were made.

History repeats itself

Sophia Eljamal, Staff Reporter
May 20, 2024
Coming in for relief against Elkhorn South, senior pitcher Ben Sterbens looks to close the game out and earn a save. Sterbens has been put in this situation before and would not back down no matter the circumstance. ‘’Getting outs is my number one priority once I step on the mound,’’ Sterbens said. ‘’I trust my defense behind me so I do my best to make it easy on them whether thats a pop-up or a routine ground ball.’’

Wildcats dodge the Storm

Brady Mar, Staff Reporter
May 17, 2024
Pointing up to a sign, senior Hudson Addams shows how high in elevation he is. Addams and a few family members traveled to Asia for two weeks to climb to Mount Everests first base camp. The best part was being able to look back and see how far we came, Addams said. Making the climb was honestly the best two weeks of my life and I would do it again in a heartbeat.

Summit seeker

Delaney Lueck, Features Editor
May 2, 2024
Senior shortstop Tyson Lewis rounds the basepaths after hitting a huge triple to change the tide after being put in a 4-0 hole. Lewis had the triple but as well as two walks and a hit by pitch, and plated two runs. “Yes I have had a good start to the season, but I am always looking to get better,” Lewis said. “ Sometimes you just gotta keep your head down and focus on your craft.”

Opening day dub

Logan Moseley, MWHS Wildcat News Editor and Chief
April 22, 2024
Millard West sophomore Diego Zapata takes a free kick against the Lincoln Southeast Knights. The Wildcats defeated the Knights 1-0 by winning the shoot-out in extra time. “In the extra time parts of the game we played them very smartly and defensively,” Zapata said. “We didnt want to try and make a big offensive push and then lose the ball and have no defenders.”

Wildcats defeat Knights

Wyatt Carmichael, staff reporter
April 15, 2024
Scouting out in the parking lot, senior Nate Buroker prepares to eliminate his target in a sneaky manner. Buroker found out when his target had class which made it a perfect time to make his move. One of my teachers were able to give me the schedule of my target which helped me know when they would arrive and leave, Buroker said. The parking lot is an easy way to ruin somebodies day.

Survival of the fittest

Brady Mar, Staff Reporter
April 15, 2024
Quinn Burton received the title of 2024 Nebraska Journalist of the Year on March 4, 2024, leaving behind a legacy for years to come.

A star in the making

Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 2, 2024
Senior Aeden Romero is moving up on the wall at his local gym. “When I’m climbing, I am not thinking about anything else other than my current position,” Romero said. “I can be holding a position for up to five minutes, so staying focused is the most important thing to do.”

A ledge-defying hobby

Nathan Buroker, News Director
March 25, 2024
After winning the State Championship, the Millard West varsity girls basketball hoists the trophy up. They would finish the season 27-1 and State Champions after defeating Bellevue West 58-55. “It means everything to win a State Championship my senior year,” senior Taylor Hansen said. “I had dreamed for years of being able to cut the nets down at PBA and to finally be able to get it done with my teammates was something Ill never forget.”

Wildcats win it all

Nathan Delaney, Sports Director
March 8, 2024
Cheering with excitement, senior Elaine Amenta leads the dance team outside after completing their Game Day routine for the first time at Nationals. For the first time ever in Millard West history, the dance team competed in the Game Day division and brought home a white jacket. Our Game Day routine looked completely different than when we first learned, because we incorporated more signs and moves since then, Amenta said. Before Nationals, the routine placed pretty well at local competitions but we were definitely not expecting a white jacket.

Cats at the castle

Delaney Lueck, Features Editor
March 8, 2024
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