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The Catalyst

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The Catalyst

Carson Fox

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter

Carson is a senior in his second year of journalism. He is a huge sports fan and loves keeping up with them. In his free time, he likes to hang out with friends or play NBA 2k. He is a big Iowa Hawkeye fan and is excited for his final year in journalism.

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The cover art for the new J. Cole album “The Off-Season.” The cover art was a reference to Cole’s days as a high school and college basketball player. Cole recently signed a pro deal in the Basketball Africa League, balancing music and basketball all at the age of 34.

J. Cole returns after three years

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021
The cover art for Morray’s debut album “Street Sermons.” The project is filled with not only wonderful lyricism, but an extensive vocal range of hooks as well. Morray uses his first tape to prove why icon J. Cole is pushing his music hard.

Morray makes a splash

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
May 19, 2021
The cover art for Lil Yachty’s “Michigan Boy Boat.” It’s a Detroit-style project, featuring beats and artists from the city. Yachty is a self proclaimed fan of the style, and said he believes it deserves way more attention than it has gotten.

Lil Yachty switches up his style

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
May 14, 2021
Gonzaga’s 30-0 record is held up by the incredible play of their big three. Freshman guard Jalen Suggs, Senior forward Corey Kispert, and Sophomore center Drew Timme all combine for 52 points a game, well over half of Gonzaga’s NCAA leading 92.1 per game. The top ranked team is just two wins away from becoming the first undefeated champion in over 40 years.

From first four to final four

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
April 2, 2021
Illinois’ All-American duo of guard Ayo Dosunmu and center Kofi Cockburn is deadly. The duo led the Illini to a big ten tournament championship and have been dominant for the last month, winning 11 of their last 12 games.

This. Is. March.

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
March 24, 2021
As the mask mandate gets lifted, some experts believe Texas’ COVID-19 cases will soar. After CDC studies on masks and indoor dining, the transmission rate could double with the removal of the restrictions in the state. They elected to go completely full 100% instead of waiting to ease restrictions slowly, and I won’t be surprised if we see the cases boost.

The end of a mask mandate

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
March 11, 2021
The cover art for Digga D’s new album “Made In The Pyrex.” Digga has ran the U.K. drill scene for years now and his second album continues the hot run he’s had.

Digga D brings back drill

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2021
The cover art for the slowthai album “TYRON.” It’s the biggest project of his career, garnering features from some of the bigger artists in hip hop. It’s one of the best albums I’ve heard in the last year, and deserves way more praise than the young artist has gotten for this piece of work.

One of the best albums of the year

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
March 8, 2021
The Cover art for Kid Cudi’s “Man On the Moon III: The Chosen.” The art symbolizes the changes in Kid Cudi’s career since his first Man On the Moon album. The album was a pretty great way to end the series, and now Cudi will likely turn his focus towards “KIDS SEE GHOSTS 2.”

Kid Cudi returns to the moon

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
The cover art for Playboi Carti’s sophomore album “Whole Lotta Red.” The cover art is a tribute to an old punk magazine called “Slash,” which perfectly explains the main feel of the first half of the tape. Despite bad fan reception at first, a lot of listeners have changed their opinion after re-istening to the album.

Living up to the hype

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2021
Senior Wildcat guard Dominic Humm sets up for an offensive play against the North Platte Bulldogs. Humm finished the weekend with 43 points, averaging 21.5 through the first two games. Humm looks like one of the more potent offensive threats in the metro.

Wildcat basketball off to hot start

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
December 10, 2020
LaMelo Ball runs point guard for the Illwara Hawks of the NBL. Ball was touted as the top point guard prospect in the draft. Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is hoping this selection could help change the franchise and take them towards relevancy in the NBA.

Young stars get their night

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
December 4, 2020
Lil Uzi Vert and Future have teased their collaboration album for a few months now, dubbing themselves with the nicknames “Pluto” for Future and “Baby Pluto” for Uzi. Future has been a part of Uzi’s career for a while, even featuring on Uzi’s second studio mixtape titled “The Perfect LUV Tape.”

Future and Uzi take a trip to Pluto

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
November 20, 2020
Senior Iowa Hawkeyes center Luka Garza flexes after an and-one bucket in a game against Penn State. The preseason National Player of the Year has led the Hawks to a fifth overall ranking in the preseason AP Poll. “I don’t think there’s any way he can work harder,” said Head Coach Fran McCaffery. “He’s the hardest working player I’ve ever met.”

College basketball is back

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2020
The Los Angeles Dodgers celebrate their 2020 World Series title after a 3-1 victory over the Tampa Bay Rays in Game 6. The Dodgers hadn’t won a World Series in 32 years, following heartbreak versus the Houston Astros in the 2017 World Series and the Boston Red Sox in the 2018 World Series. The Dodgers finally broke their own spell, and a dynasty may be on the horizon.

Dodgers win 2020 World Series

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
November 6, 2020
Laker forward LeBron James holds his fourth Larry O’Brien trophy and Finals MVP award. James is the only player in the four major American sports (Football, Baseball, Basketball, Hockey) to win a playoff MVP award with three different teams. “I’ve got a lot of years left in the tank,” said James, who is 35 years old and in his eighteenth season. “I’m still at the top of my game.”

NBA crowns bubble champion

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2020
Senior Wildcat linebacker James Conway poses for an image while on a visit to North Dakota State just days before the pandemic. Conway holds multiple Division One football offers. “Recruiting has been a tough process now, “ Conway said. “I haven’t been able to visit all the schools I want to, but other than that it has been going pretty solid.”

The best kept secret

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2020
Sean felt he had to deliver after his three year hiatus. With most critics giving bad 
reception to his last solo album “I Decided,” he knew that he couldn’t let fans down with              the newest addition to his catalog.

Big Sean returns to his roots

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
September 18, 2020
The same Big Ten cutout was surrounded by Big Ten parents just a few weeks ago in Rosemont, Illinois. The parents demanded to speak with commissioner Warren, and many of these parents are the same ones involved in the current, and young lawsuit.

A B1G decision

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
September 11, 2020
Nas released his last album in 2018, a collaborative effort with Kanye West called “NASIR.” It’s been a few years since Nas fans got a true full length album, and Nas delivered on his new piece.

Nas returns to his throne

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
September 4, 2020
LeBron James dons a special “black mamba” jersey for the Los Angeles Lakers in game four against the Portland Trailblazers. The Lakers chose to wear these jerseys on 8/24, celebrated as Kobe Bryant’s Mamba Day. “We just try to go out there and play our best,” James said. “It’s always nice to do things like this to honor someone like Kobe.” The jersey also featured a “2” patch, honoring the late Gianna Bryant’s number.

Playoffs in the Bubble

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
August 31, 2020
Joe Burrow talks to ESPN analysts live through zoom after being selected first overall in the draft. An Ohio-native, Burrow is excited to put his team and his state on the map next fall. “I’m ready to get to work,” Burrow told ESPN’s Trey Wingo. “Let’s go win a Super Bowl.”

NFL Draft goes on virtually

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
May 11, 2020
Four sophomores Mitchell Baird, Jack Byers, Luke Hudek and Aidan MacLeod all pose for a photo after golfing the front nine holes at Eagle Run. “It was just great to be able to hang with my friends during this,” Hudek said. “I didn’t think we’d be able to all do it together, but we did, and it was totally worth it.”

Golfing through a pandemic

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
April 16, 2020
Michigan State senior guard Cassius Winston kisses the floor after checking out on senior day, a Spartan tradition, during their game against the Ohio State Buckeyes. Little did Winston know this would be his last time on the floor wearing a Spartans uniform.

The day that sports stood still

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
April 10, 2020
Iowa’s Luka Garza (left) and Joe Wieskamp (right) celebrate an and-one play at the Las Vegas Classic on Thanksgiving 2019. Garza led the Big 10 in points per game (26.2) and is a frontrunner for the Wooden Award. He will enter the tournament as the Big 10 player of the year. “This is a dream come true,” Garza said after winning the award. “Being the first Hawkeye to win this award in 52 years means the world to me.”

The path to madness begins

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
March 12, 2020
Junior Dominic Humm tries to make a play on Millard North junior Jadin Johnson. Dominic Humm has been a main scorer for the Wildcats this season, and hopes to ramp up his play even more come districts. “We’re hoping we can make a run,” said Humm. “We just have to give all our effort and we can beat anyone.”

Wildcats’ comeback bid falls short

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2020
Lamar Jackson celebrates a touchdown in the Ravens’ Week 11 game against the 49ers. The Ravens would win 20-17 on a field goal as time expired. Both teams were at the top of the league when the game took place, and it certainly lived up to the hype.

NFL season recap

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
February 21, 2020
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes (middle) raises the Lombardi trophy as the Chiefs celebrate their first Super Bowl win in 50 years. Defensive end Frank Clark (far right) celebrates with his daughter on his shoulders.

Kansas City’s wait is over

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
February 12, 2020
Lakers forward LeBron James banters with the late Lakers legend Kobe Bryant in a game earlier this season. Bryant passed away in a tragic helicopter crash with his daughter and seven others, just the morning after LeBron passed him for the number three spot on the all time scoring list.

NBA midseason review

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
January 31, 2020
Rey (Daisy Ridley) and Kylo Ren (Adam Driver) battle on top of the remains of the old star.

The saga is over

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
January 30, 2020
Stephen F. Austins Nathan Bain celebrates his game winning buzzer beater against number one Duke. The Lumberjacks are currently Dukes only loss.

Anarchy? Nope, just college basketball

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2019
Millard West Wrestling finished as a runner-up at the Fremont invitational. The Wildcats had ine medals, including 4 champions.

Wildcat Wrestling falls short

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
December 16, 2019
Junior Dominic Humm makes a play for the Wildcats vs Westside. Humm looks to have a bigger role in the offense this season.

Wildcat hoops preview

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
December 11, 2019
Senior captain Neil Emert buries a goal against Papio. Emert is second on the team in points.

Millard West hockey starts season hot

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
November 26, 2019
Joe Burrow celebrates a play for the LSU Tigers. Burrow has led them to the number one ranking and is top three in the country for every passing stat.

College Football Midseason Review

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
November 1, 2019
Odermann celebrates a touchdown play with his teammates. He has been a key member of the Wildcat offense this season. Ive loved my time as a Wildcat, Odermann said.

A dream come true

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
October 15, 2019
Senior Brock Wyman and his teammates celebrate a defensive stop. After going down 13-0, the Wildcat defense allowed just 50 yards.

Wildcats beat the Bearcats

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
October 10, 2019
Rami Hanash making a play for the Millard West varsity tennis team. He has been a major key for Millard Wests wins all year.

Sweet victory

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
September 23, 2019
The stock vehicle used by Nick Bruegman, passed down by his father. Nick has used this for years, putting it through many races.

The race of a lifetime

Carson Fox, Staff Reporter
September 16, 2019
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