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Carley Bailey

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter

Carley is a senior starting up her third year on the Millard West CATalyst staff. She enjoys drawing, painting, writing, and listening to all sorts of music in her free time, when she’s not spending time with her close friends. This school year, she’s looking forward to writing plenty of entertainment and opinion pieces and hopes to return to State Journalism for the second year in a row.

All content by Carley Bailey
Always in the mind, forever in the heart. 
From left to right: Craig Bailey, Carter Bailey, Carley Bailey, Cathy Bailey

Ever-lasting songs of sorrow

Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
February 5, 2024

Hoops for Hope PSA

Carley Bailey, Entertainment Editor
January 30, 2024

“Murder in Boston: Roots, Rampage, and Reckoning,” was released to Max on Dec. 4, 2023.

A kaleidoscope of secrets

Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
January 24, 2024
From the flawless skin, mesmerizing eyes and symmetrical faces that have long been admired, todays beauty standards have evolved to embrace individuality.

Beyond skin deep

Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
December 18, 2023
Even though Narcan has evolved into a life-saving factor in the world of opioid overdoses, it’s never going to entirely prevent the issue at hand.

A dose of reality

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2023
In Greek terms, Nostalgia is defined as the pain from an old wound; Often the past can hurt us more than the present.

A bittersweet memory

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
November 6, 2023
Seven months after the initial release of Season 1, “Murdaugh Murders: A Southern Scandal returned for a second in September of 2023.

Unmasking the Murdaughs

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2023
 Although there is a dedicated point in time to inform and engage in suicide prevention, the topic of suicide should be highlighted all year round; not just in the span of a month.

Season of fallen leaves

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
October 4, 2023
With season five of “Black Mirror” being released in June of 2019, fans underwent a whopping four-year-long wait before their favorite high-tech series returned to Netflix.

Reflections of a shattered society

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
September 15, 2023
The opportunity of operating a vehicle is a great responsibility, one that everyone must value by following the rules of the road. With distracted driving accidents being such a common thing, its important to keep your eyes on the road at all times and keep devices out of sight.

No text is worth a life

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
August 31, 2023
Marilyn Thornhill (Christina Ricci), Wednesdays dorm mom of the series, played the original Wednesday Addams in the 1991 film, “The Addams Family.”

You can’t “hyde” from the truth

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
December 12, 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
On Sept 21, this dark and twisted Netflix mini series captivated audiences from all over.

The monster of Milwaukee

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
October 27, 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
Elvis was released to theaters on June 24, 2022.

Nothin’ but a hound dog

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
September 12, 2022
The Black Phone film is an excellent adaptation of the 2004 short story by Joe Hill.

Calls from beyond the grave

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
September 1, 2022
“Fresh” was released on Jan. 20th, 2022 and left audiences with a foul feeling and complete loss of appetite.

An unusual appetite

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
March 16, 2022
This legislative bill is an overall poor idea for Nebraska school districts and has many disadvantages that come along with it.

Summing up the school year

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
March 14, 2022
Poor student behavior has been an issue for years, but with the help of both staff and students, those issues could be easily resolved.

Substandard student behavior

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
March 2, 2022
New Illumination animation released on Dec. 22 allows audiences to hear their favorite tunes through an adorable animalistic film.

Taking the show on the road

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
February 4, 2022
In continuation to the Matrix franchise, the unresolved story of these idolized characters finally comes to an end with the newest film released in December of 2021.

Falling deeper down the rabbit hole

Carley Bailey, Staff Reporter
January 13, 2022
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