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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online

Jasmine is a senior and this is her third year on staff. Other than journalism, she cheers for the Wildcats on the varsity sideline cheer team and Senior Class Board. As the Online Editor last year, she ran the online CATalyst newspaper as well as the Instagram account. During this time, she submitted stories for awards while resigning or posting on the website. She enjoys meeting new people and learning their stories. Padilla hopes to major in journalism or criminal justice after high school. 

All content by Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla

No Place for H8

May 19, 2021

Wildcat Connect

April 21, 2021
The varsity Dance team placed first in the Hip-Hop division and 3rd in Jazz. The varsity Dance team placed first in the Hip-Hop division and 3rd in Jazz.

Cats take over State

February 25, 2021
The Wildcats beat Lincoln East 60-57 on Saturday, January 30th, improving their record to 12-3.

Wildcat Basketball

February 23, 2021
Im voting because I think that everyones vote matters. One extra vote might have the power to make a difference.

Ben Vanrooyan

February 22, 2021
Im voting because I dont think the current government is doing a good job. I care strongly about climate change.

Tanner Klahn

February 22, 2021
Im voting because its my first year that I can. I feel like its our right as a citizen to vote.

Erica Michel

February 22, 2021
Because Im 18, I can now do something to have my voice heard. Thats why I want to take the action to vote.

Grace Schiemann

February 22, 2021
Im voting because there are a lot of problems in America. I think there should be free healthcare, more gun restriction and more focus on the BLM movement.

Aiden Berggren

February 22, 2021
Im thankful to be able to vote in this election specifically because I neither agree or respect our government situation. We need something new and neither are perfect choices, but there is a lesser of two evils in this election.

Mae Killeen

February 22, 2021

Donations fur the dogs

February 2, 2021
Rohwer PE students stand together showing off their Wildcat apparel.

Future Wildcats

January 14, 2021
Teachers across the district can get tested on three separate occasions, each week until Winter break. They are able to get a Surveillance test, with results in a few hours. ”Regular contact tracing was getting more difficult because of the overall number of cases in the area,” Associate Superintendent of Human Resources Kevin J. Chick said. “Surveillance Testing would give us a more realistic look at asymptomatic carriers of the virus.”

Testing the odds

December 10, 2020
The club members sit in Wildcat 1 cutting out and coloring the shoes for the teachers. Since we went remote for the two days before Thanksgiving, our NHS meeting for that Tuesday was cancelled, NHS Sponsor, Delanie Shult said. We only meet twice a month, so Student Council and German Club took over coloring and making the shoes for each staff member. While NHS is attaching pieces of candy to the shoes and organizing them to be put into teachers mailboxes on Monday, December 7.

Shoes for St. Nick

December 3, 2020
The varsity team strikes their first pose in their Tumbling, Non-Building routine. For their first competition of the season being completely virtual, the girls look forward to hopefully being able to compete in person. “I think it makes it a little harder to get a feel for what a comp day is really like, especially for the freshman,” senior Delaney Cutler said. “Luckily on the showcase night, we had a good amount of people in the crowd yelling with us which really helped us out.”

Shout for your team

November 19, 2020
During the cheer clinic, the girls set aside time to work on motions as well as jumps. The cheerleaders stood at the front of the gym with a mic to demo materials they were being taught. “It was important for us to still be able to offer this opportunity to kids,” cheer coach Stefani Lane said. “We have a group of kids that love and look forward to coming every year. We are really happy that we still got to do it, even if it was on a smaller scale.”

A spook-tacular time

November 4, 2020

Why do you vote?

October 30, 2020
The Class of 2021 came together to do the mask tie dye event in the Commons. Students went to various tables to create their colorful masks. “I thought the turnout was a perfect amount,” senior Lily Dame said. “Even though we did not have a lot of seniors, it was nice

An event tie dye for

October 28, 2020

Cupcake cart

October 2, 2020
The Athletic Leadership academy meets once every month to build upon their goal to elevate the culture. During these sessions, various companies including STRIV visit to help work on leadership skills.

Elevating the culture

September 23, 2020
The Iced Honey Vanilla Coffee pictured by the store front in Legacy. The drink was the perfect blend of the two flavors.

Brewing up a good time

September 4, 2020
Tomm Bigler and his date, Mae Killeen keep social distancing while taking pictures to recreate their prom night.

A PROM-ising night

April 29, 2020

Painting projects

March 12, 2020

Thrifting in Omaha

March 5, 2020

Swimming towards state

February 25, 2020

Musical Valentines

February 19, 2020

eLearning explained

February 5, 2020
Daughters at the dance lined up to get ready to take turns going under the limo stick. The team wanted to have this be another fun way to get all of the girls involved. “I found the limbo part of the night to be really enjoyable,” senior Jessica Plummer said. “Seeing all of the girls have a blast was great to see.”

An unforgettable night

January 14, 2020
Show Choir Premiere

Show Choir Premiere

January 14, 2020
The Jonas Brothers tour had lots of lights and special effects that helped the overall effect of the show.

A trip down memory lane

December 12, 2019
The Millard West Varsity Cheer team poses with their division winner banner along with their first place trophy.

Get wild for the Cats

November 26, 2019
Millard West Unified Bowling team bowls in various lanes and competes to knock down the most pins.

Leave it all at the lane

November 17, 2019

New kids on the block

November 8, 2019
Baseball player, Preston Menicucci helps pass out candy to students.

Reeder Door Dash

October 30, 2019

How to save a life

October 8, 2019
Post Malones new album was released this year and all of the songs included on the album have been in the top 100  songs.

Why is hollywood bleeding?

September 20, 2019

Le Smash

September 12, 2019

Hall of Fame Induction

September 5, 2019

Freshmen Day

August 26, 2019

Class of 2019

May 22, 2019
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