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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

Nathan Buroker

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter

Nate is a senior and this is his second year on the CATalyst staff. In class, he enjoys writing reviews on new entertainment and doing broadcasts on school related events. Outside of school, Nate enjoys spending time with his friends, trying new restaurants, and working.

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Staying in-state vs. going out-of-state is a huge decision that could determine the rest of your adult life.

College conundrum

Nathan Buroker, News Director
May 10, 2024
Quinn Burton received the title of 2024 Nebraska Journalist of the Year on March 4, 2024, leaving behind a legacy for years to come.

[Photo] A star in the making

Carley Bailey, Arts and Entertainment Editor
April 2, 2024
Senior Aeden Romero is moving up on the wall at his local gym. “When I’m climbing, I am not thinking about anything else other than my current position,” Romero said. “I can be holding a position for up to five minutes, so staying focused is the most important thing to do.”

A ledge-defying hobby

Nathan Buroker, News Director
March 25, 2024
Gorman pins his competitor at a dual despite having an amputated foot. Being successful at doing something that I love is rewarding, Gorman said. Even with my amputation I continuously prove people wrong.

In his own league

Nathan Buroker, News Director
February 21, 2024
Since the beginning of cinema, independent films have shaped the way of film.

Under-looked direction

Nathan Buroker, News Director
February 5, 2024
A group of protesters gather outside buildings to protest the Israel-Hamas war. Each person continues to support their personal beliefs with flags and signs continuously wanting the conflict to end. These protests have been happening since early October and are not ending amidst the start of the new year.

Righteous over rally

Nathan Buroker, News Director
January 18, 2024
Senior Holden Clausen goes to one of the three vending machines at the Green Mile hallway. My go to snack are definitely the hot fries, Clausen said. I go to the vending machines during first block every single day.

Satisfied cravings

Nathan Buroker, News Director
December 18, 2023
The Hunger Games: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes premiered on Nov. 17 to audiences worldwide.

Sequence of songbirds

Nathan Buroker, News Director
December 4, 2023

Behind the curtain

Nathan Buroker, News Director
November 14, 2023
Juniors Natalie Kersten and Brykin Jones perform “Love is an Open Door.” Both Kersten and Jones performed various songs and dances together throughout the two-and-a-half-hour production. “Both Jones and I had some of the biggest parts of the musical,” Kersten said. “Getting to perform throughout the whole play was very exciting for us.”

New York state of mind

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2023
Domestic abuse affects families and individuals all over the world. Daily, repeated cases of domestic abuse have stormed the spectrum crossing above 30% in March of 2022.

Horrors inside a home

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2023
Students in STEM academy, seniors Luke Lombardo, Landon Chessareck, Nathan Durand and Andrew Johnson, work on an adaptive swing while visiting J.P. Lord. When building, they are taking into account that this swing will be made for sensory purposes. “We have been working on this swing all year,” Johnson said. “It’s the biggest project we have and will be the most impactful for J.P. Lord students.”

STEMing outwards

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
October 9, 2023

Saving lives one pint at a time

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2023
American Horror Story: Delicate breaks down wombed wonders

Wicked wellness

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
September 28, 2023
Gabrielle Wardyn and Waffles pose for a picture after completing his autism awareness service dog training. The week-long assessment and training required a lot of physical and mental training that not all dogs qualify for. Now, Waffles is trained for both outside and inside school-related events. “I immediately saw a change in Waffles behavior,” Wardyn said. “Very alert and aware of his surroundings.”

Well-rounded hound

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
September 12, 2023
Senior Michael Bartholomew quickly adjusts to the new “modified block” schedule in his first block class, Advanced Journalism. “I really enjoyed the schedule from the previous year,” Bartholomew said. “This new schedule is definitely something I wasn’t expecting heading into my senior year.”

A change to stay

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
August 30, 2023
The White Lotus season 2 makes a great impression on fans

Italian reality

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2022
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, shocked fans from all over.

Wakanda Forever

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2022
Pickelmans recently opened near Millard West and has become a popular place for both students and staff

A taste of Pickleman’s

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2022

Apply2College Week

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022
Recently released film, Minions: Rise of Gru left fans laughing in their seats.

Bananas for Minions

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
September 9, 2022
English Learner student, Mickleson Lempke working hard in class while learning about how to say different countries around the world

Learning the basics

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
September 2, 2022
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