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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

Olivia Oeth

Olivia Oeth, News Director

Olivia Oeth is a senior and new to the journalism team, but is excited to make new friends. She loves her job at Scooter's and hanging out with friends. Traveling is her favorite thing to do because she loves to learn about and immerse herself into different cultures. Olivia is involved in French Club, Knitting Club, Student Council and Justice and Diversity League.

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On the top, the Poutine is topped with a plentiful amount of grilled seitan and green onions- an interesting twist for a well-known dish. The bottom shows the hotdog that proved to be a showstopper for all vegan food. Although not the exact taste of a real hotdog, the faux-dog was more savory than the real deal and made me feel like a kid on a hot summer dog again.

More faux me

Olivia Oeth, News Director
May 7, 2020
The pit feeling of dread and pensiveness crosses every about-to-be college student’s mind. Deciding whether or not higher education is their true calling is no easy task, and the bill only makes it harder. The ongoing financial struggle-- that tends to take up a decent portion of one’s life-- is hair-ripping and stressful as is. Tuition for numerous out-of-state public universities is far too high for non-residents and should be reconsidered for a lower price similar to that of a state resident.

Out of state, out of reach

Olivia Oeth, News Director
April 28, 2020
Graduates share their plans and hopes for after high school.

The future of the Class of 2020

Olivia Oeth, News Director
April 16, 2020
Protective measures are necessary to flatten the local, national and international curves of the COVID-19 pandemic. The CDC recommends various measures to reduce the spread of the virus if used conjointly by everyone.

How to flatten the curve

Olivia Oeth, News Director
April 5, 2020
Forensics sponsor Jennifer Jerome and senior Aaryan Naik celebrate after qualifying for the NSDA nationals. “Aaryan didn’t join the team until February of his Freshman year,” Jerome said. “He was a strong competitor from the get go. It’s like he had found his calling. He experimented with multiple events before finding his strength in Informative speaking.”

Qualifying for success

Olivia Oeth, News Director
March 12, 2020
With the internet in immediate reach, students can find the answers to their questions fast. However, studies involving college lectures allowed three classroom groups: those who could text about whatever they pleased during the lesson, those who were allowed to text if only about the lesson and a control group. The results, published in Computers in Human Behavior, the on-topic groups did 70 percent better than those will free reign.

Behind the screen

Olivia Oeth, News Director
February 28, 2020
From left to right: Stu Pospisil, MJ Robertson, Kenton Young, Derek Leathers, Andy Kendeigh
Caption: Senior Kenton Young receives the fall Scholar Athlete Award during a luncheon on January 14th. “The award was a little bit of a surprise because I wasn’t sure I was going to get it,” Young said. “My school tennis coach, Coach Koziol, nominated me for this award and the Greater Omaha Sports Committee picked me for the top scholar-athlete in boys tennis.”

Serving on and off the court

Olivia Oeth, News Director
February 7, 2020
Second languages are taken more seriously in high school as they are required, but this is not as effective as beginning that education at a younger age. Starting earlier increases the likelihood of maintaining multiple dialects and creates a pattern of advanced cognitive processes in the still constructing mind.

The language of diversity

Olivia Oeth, News Director
January 23, 2020
Renowned British fashion photographer, Tim Walker, composed the album cover for Harry Styles’ second album “Fine Line”. Styles is drenched in custom made Gucci, a common appearance from the artist since he became a face for the brand in 2018. The cover, although simple, hints at the new era of Styles with blues and pinks to encapsulate the theme of the beauty that is within the cover.

The finest of lines

Olivia Oeth, News Director
January 14, 2020
A poster featuring one of the koalas up for adoption, Oxley “Kenny” Twinkles, hangs at the Scooter’s Coffee senior Olivia Oeth works at. Made by Oeth herself, it provides information on what her friends and co-workers have worked together to contribute for. “Olivia has always cared about the environment,” senior donor Logan Berggren said. “She’ll always find ways to help it in anyway she can.”

[Photo] Local push to save the bush

Emma Baker, Staff Reporter
January 15, 2020
Mesh, a boutique in Shoppes of Legacy, adds to the small business community in Omaha. This fashion favorite provides affordable clothing for the perfect holiday gift while supporting the local economy.

Going green for the holidays

Olivia Oeth, News Director
December 20, 2019
Donation items were collected in the counseling office to be taken to the Project Wee Care facility to be distributed to local families in need. “This year, NHS donated spaghetti sauce, noodles, and hamburger/chicken helper as part of the overall donation drive,” Kosziek said. “Last year, Millard West as a whole donated over 1000 items to the Project Wee Care facility.”

Caring for the community

Olivia Oeth, News Director
November 26, 2019
The Pesto Mozzarella Burger is made with the lentil seitan patty, fried mozzarella, pesto, arugula and garlic aioli in a toasted potato bun. I chose the fries for my side, but there were also options of potato salad and a house salad. The condiments included a sweet ketchup and an added ranch by request.

Modern Loving this vegan comfort food

Olivia Oeth, News Director
November 15, 2019
 Millard West Band sweeps the Golden Regiment Invitational winning overall second place, one of the awards being the Outstanding Drum Majors. “I was pleasantly surprised when we placed second over this last week, it was a really tough competition,” Keith said. “We have goals and we met those. We what tell our students is that we’re really going against ourselves each week to be better than the band we were last week, and if we do that, good things will happen. They showed up this week, and their hard work paid off.”

Conducting the perfect duo

Olivia Oeth, News Director
October 15, 2019
Electronic cigarette use in teenagers has grown dramatically in the past four years, however, 2019 statistics are hard to predict considering the drastic changes in administrative decision regarding the switch of situation.

One last hit

Olivia Oeth, News Director
September 27, 2019
Omaha trash bins will be replaced with 96 gallon cans similar to these in the start of 2021 following the new contract for waste.

Curbside catastrophe

Olivia Oeth, News Editor
September 17, 2019
Junior Sam Falter walks on the runway for Omaha Fashion Week designer Paulie Gibson. When I prepare for the week, I make sure my hair doesnt look dumb, Falter said. I usually make sure Im not breaking out. Looking the part is an important step in getting ready for the big week; designers prepare their lines, and models get fitted for the final runs.

Wildcats Walking the Catwalk

Olivia Oeth, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2019
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