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Emma Baker

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief

Two year staffer Emma Baker is a heavily involved senior at Millard West. As a National Honor Society officer, member of Wildcat Service Club and national spokesperson for the Sunshine Kids, she values giving back to the community. Emma is also involved in French Club, Student Council and Senior Class Board. When school is out, she enjoys spending time with friends, family, her dog and a good book.

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Ringing in the New Year

January 14, 2021
“Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” chronicles the tale of a down-on-his-luck toy maker. His estranged daughter and granddaughter inspire him to believe again.

Jingle Jangle all the way

December 17, 2020
Ariana Grande strikes a pose for her latest album “Positions.” Through many killer songs, the album showcases the confident and intimate side of  Ariana.

In a position of power

November 5, 2020

Sanitary solutions

October 9, 2020
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, a time that shines a light on young warriors but also the extreme lack of funding for the disease.

Four-saken funding

September 18, 2020
Sophomore Tayler Hand picks an apple at Vala’s Pumpkin Patch and Apple Orchard over Labor Day weekend. The Apple Festival allowed for Vala’s to have a sort of “test run” before the rest of their fall season. “My favorite part was being able to do something that feels normal in a world of craziness,” Hand said. “It is similar to the pumpkin picking in which you drive out to the fields on the hayrack ride.”

Fall traditions kept alive

September 11, 2020
March 14th is National Write Down Your Story Day. To celebrate, we decided to go out and ask the students and teachers of Millard West what their stories are.

Stories to inspire

March 12, 2020

Cranes carry hope

February 28, 2020

Jam the gym

February 6, 2020
Junior Kaitlin Keleher goes into an arabesque during one of her performances at Lauritzen Gardens last Sunday. She has been dancing for as long as she can remember and loves any opportunity to get out into the community. “Dance evolved from me being on the competition team, to me just learning to love to perform,” Keleher said. “I always hope I can give the audience a little bit of joy that day because life can’t be great all the time. Sometimes seeing a smile on a performer’s face just helps make your day.”

Evolution of dance

December 13, 2019
On the left is a more recent photo of retired auto worker John Demanajanjuk, and on the right is a younger Demanjanjuk from a war identification card that formed a part of evidence that determined if he was or was not Ivan the Terrible. “The Devil Next Door” relays the true story of the trials and appeals Demanjanjuk faced over the span of around 30 years in a mysterious five part series.

Man or monster

December 9, 2019
Inner Rail Food Hall’s outdoor fireplaces, games and indoor communal tables make the environment welcoming and fun for all ages. It transforms a small eatery into a great place to hang out.

Old Idea, New Style

October 14, 2019
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