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The Catalyst

Jenna Reynolds

Jenna Reynolds, Staff Reporter

Jenna is a junior and this is her first year being a part of the Advanced Journalism staff. She is a member of the National Honor Society and is the VP of Public Relations for Junior Class Board. Outside of school she coaches Girls on the Run, a program for elementary school girls. Some of her hobbies include reading, shopping, hanging out with friends, volunteering and traveling.

All content by Jenna Reynolds

More than iron

May 10, 2021
Senior Dustin Hatch shoots at state basketball. He played tennis his freshman year, football sophomore through senior basketball all four years and track all four years in order to achieve his Iron Cat award. The biggest challenge with three sports is time, Hatch said. You hardly ever get breaks, especially when you are an underclassman and want to prove yourself.

More than iron

May 4, 2021
Kayla posts often on her TikTok for her large following so she can both maintain and grow her following. After she went viral a few times, her following has skyrocketed and her followers love watching videos of her and her boyfriend. “Some of my videos got tons of views,” Kayla said. “So then I just kept making more and then my account kept growing. I feel that I influence others based off of a healthy relationship that others can look up to.”

Very viral

March 25, 2021
Horrocks talks to a client about scheduling a stay for their pup. She works as a receptionist at the  Paw Spa Pet Resort just off of 168th and Harrison. Working with dogs all the time is amazing, Horrocks said. Some days the job can be extremely stressful because having angry dog moms is not fun.

Never a ruff time

March 17, 2021

Spreading inclusion

March 10, 2021
Senior Paige Fortney poses for pictures to show off the newest trends on her Instagram.

Retro reemerges

March 9, 2021
Senior Zach Coleman speaks about his intentions for college. The signing day is an important day for athletes to make their college decision official. “I signed with Wayne State College,” Coleman said. “Signing is important to me because growing up signing day was always my favorite event during a football offseason.”

Indicating their intent

February 8, 2021

Donations fur the dogs

February 2, 2021
Senior Dominic Zohlen practices the piano. He taught himself to play by ear and also sings along with it. “Several months ago, I decided I wanted to pursue music even further by writing, producing, and uploading my own music for everyone to enjoy,” Zohlen said. “I use a Digital Audio Workstation called Reaper to record and produce my music.”

Musical marvel

January 21, 2021
Shreeya is pictured wearing her new Indian clothes with the rangoli her mom and her made. She celebrated Diwali “festival of lights” on November 14th. “This day celebrates the return on Rama, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, and his wife Sita, an avatar of Goddess Lakshmi, to Ayodhya,” senior Shreeya Mishra said. “ After his 14 years in exile, Rama returns after defeating the evil Ravana, which is why this day celebrates good over evil. Because of their return the residents of Ayodhya had a celebration and lit clay lamps.”

Fancy festival

December 3, 2020

Turkey War

November 19, 2020

Renfro Boneyard

October 30, 2020

An event to tie-dye

October 28, 2020
Netflix releases their newest comedy horror movie starring Adam Sandler and other familiar faces.

Hardly horror

October 13, 2020
Sitting on the cement outside, junior Chloe Brandenburg strums a song on the ukulele as they sing along with the music. Brandenburg has recently taken up the hobby of playing the ukulele again and shares their music during lunch. “It makes me feel really happy when people listen to me at lunch,” Chloe Brandenburg said. “I am very good at trashing on myself, so it’s a welcome change.”

Music and munching

October 6, 2020
Senior Jackson Lagemann goes to the gym every day to lift and workout. He has been going to the gym since middle school, where he lost 40 pounds and gained it all back in muscle. “My main focus in fitness has been bodybuilding,” Lagemann said. “A lot of what I post can be translated into strength training, conditioning or weight loss.”

As he sees fit

September 29, 2020

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September 10, 2020

Renovated reading

September 3, 2020

Modified mealtime

August 27, 2020
Disney releases their newest family movie online early in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Onward out online

April 6, 2020

#BeKind PSA

February 28, 2020

A striking talent

February 27, 2020
Senior Sarah Fueker works on her Bachelor Bracket during yearbook. Fueker is a huge fan of the show, and watches it every Monday night with her mom and sister. I love being able to spend quality time with them, Fueker said. Its our girls night.

The Bachelor brackets

February 17, 2020

Get your motors running

December 13, 2019
While working on the frame of the house, junior Elise Nyffeler poses for a photo. The Nyffelers finished building their tiny house in November of 2019, a project they started in the Spring of 2018. “My family and I have enjoyed hanging out together in our tiny house, and sitting down with friends and playing games inside,” Nyffeler said. “I am excited for future memories we will make in it.”

Home sweet tiny house

December 13, 2019

#BeKind PSA

December 10, 2019

Home Sweet Tiny House

December 6, 2019

A sweet passion

November 14, 2019
This is the winning Ofrenda of Sra, Kaiser’s second block class. Juniors Kaitlin Reynolds, Alaina Anderson and Karson Koubsky used their creativity along with their knowledge of the culture to participate in this Day of the Dead activity.

Operation Ofrenda

November 11, 2019

Running towards a goal

October 30, 2019
Braiding quickly, junior Milina Mike does an intricate braid on junior Dakota Horrocks for homecoming. Mike and Horrocks have run a hair and makeup business since February of 2019. “I am so proud of what I do, and I love when people are happy with the outcome,” Mike said. “I love doing hair and practicing new styles on people, and I plan on doing this for my future career.”

The beauty of business

October 3, 2019

Painting the town

September 24, 2019
Feeling comfy, junior Daniel Holt cuddles with his foster dogs. His family has fostered many animals, and these are just a few of them. I am excited to come home every day to play with the puppies Holt said. Although they can be a handful sometimes, fostering animals is worth it.

Fostering furry friends

September 5, 2019

Making a splash

August 26, 2019
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