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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

Miguel Paredes Reyes

Miguel Paredes Reyes, MWHS Wildcat News co-Editor-in-Chief, co-Striv Executive Producer

Miguel is a senior and in his third year of Advanced Journalism. He is on the varsity swim team, and also does club swimming in the off-season. Originally born in Caracas, Venezuela, he is fluent in both English and Spanish. When he’s not working as a server at Hy-Vee he is either watching sports, swimming, or hanging out with friends. He is hoping to continue journalism all throughout high school and hopefully in college and have a career in it.

All content by Miguel Paredes Reyes

Kicked out

May 11, 2022

Metro baseball

April 21, 2022

Sports Corner

April 1, 2022

B-major

March 31, 2022

Spreading inclusion

March 9, 2022
Senior Lainey Woodward dives at the NSAA Swimming and Diving State Championships. In the meet she dove a 478.10 and dominated the competition, beating out the second place diver by almost 60 points. “It was sort of overwhelming but really good at the same time,” Woodward said. “It was just a really emotional time and I felt all my hard work pay off. It’s something I’ll never forget,”

Going out on top

March 1, 2022

Sports Corner 02.24.22

February 24, 2022

Swimmings towards State

February 24, 2022
Junior Peyton Moore goes to shoot a free throw against Omaha Westside. Moore finished the game with four points in the 70-31 loss. “Our goals have not changed,” head coach Bill Morrison said. “We want to be playing our best basketball at the end of the year so we have a chance to win our district.”

Wiped by the Warriors

February 15, 2022

The music lives on

January 26, 2022

Custodial bondings

December 21, 2021
R&B duo Silk Sonic released “An Evening with Silk Sonic” on Nov. 12, this is the first time Bruno Mars and Andersen .Paak have worked together on a project and the feedback from the album was very positive.

A silky smooth sound

December 1, 2021
Senior Trace Thaden leaps up for the lay up at the 2021 semi final game against Millard North. Thaden is due for a much more prominent role in the team this year being one of the more experienced returning players this season. “I’m going to have to create more shots for myself and help calm my team down,” Thaden said. “Because they don’t have a lot of experience, they are going to need to play and get a feel for a real varsity game.”

Big shoes to fill

November 17, 2021

Procrastination PSA

November 4, 2021

Wrapping up the season

October 29, 2021
Junior Alanna Bankston scores a kill to add to the Wildcats lead. Bankston scored seven kills on the night to add to her season total of 202 kills. “Our motivation going into the game was we wanted to get it over in three,” Bankston said. “We haven’t swept many teams lately, we wanted to control the game from the start. That’s what really kept us in the game and made sure we played our best game.”

Sweep on senior night

October 12, 2021

Viral vandalism

September 23, 2021

MWHS Wildcat News 09.17.21

September 16, 2021

Patriots claim Q Street

September 16, 2021
Sophomore wide receiver Jackson Williams goes up for a tough catch against the Mustangs. The Wildcats would go on to win the game 56-31. We really used the momentum of the crowd to get us going, Williams said. Theyre a tough opponent to go up against and Im happy for the team to get our first win.

Taming the Mustangs

September 15, 2021

Senior Sign-Off

May 18, 2021

The final stretch

April 23, 2021
Senior Dominic Humm leads the team to a 10 point victory against Millard South. Humm had 13 points including one three-pointer. Overall, it was a fun game, Humm said. It’s always a good feeling to go out and beat your rival team, especially twice in one year. The game started off a little rocky, but we took control of it in the second half and came out on top.

Double domination

February 23, 2021
Senior Dominic Humm leads the team to a 10 point victory against Millard South. Humm had 13 points including one three-pointer. Overall, it was a fun game, Humm said. It’s always a good feeling to go out and beat your rival team, especially twice in one year. The game started off a little rocky, but we took control of it in the second half and came out on top.

Double domination

February 5, 2021

Dynamic Duo

January 14, 2021

Your voice, your vote

November 12, 2020

Sports Corner 10.20.30

October 30, 2020

Sidelined

October 14, 2020

Sanitary solutions

October 9, 2020
Junior Bella Bacon committed to the University of Iowa on September 1. On the season she has a .490 batting average, five runs and two grand slams. “Overall on the season I’ve been playing pretty well,” Bacon said. “I’m a very hard worker and a competitor at heart, so you’ll find me constantly putting in my best effort and looking on ways to improve.”

Hard work pays off

October 9, 2020
The defense played lights out during the game, with five turnovers on the night.

Bouncing back strong

September 15, 2020

New faces at West

August 27, 2020

Quarantine Games

April 30, 2020
Senior Jordan Stalheim breaks Preston Lau’s school record with a time of 4:45.59.

Leaving a legacy

March 5, 2020

Swimming towards state

February 25, 2020

Geiler vs. Geiler

February 5, 2020
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