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The Catalyst

All content by photo courtesy of Kaden Roth
Spending her second block practicing conducting a piece of music for the Philharmonic Orchestra, senior Sophia Ollis has taken on a new role. Ollis was given the opportunity to pick a piece of music for the group to perform during their winter concert. “The biggest challenge that I’ve faced throughout the time I’ve spent working on this piece was figuring out which gestures to use while conducting,” senior Sophia Ollis said. “Since the most important part of conducting is conveying the emotion of that particular piece, I had to consider everything from the movements I make with my hands to the facial expressions I use in order to emote what the piece is supposed to say.”

[Photo] Saying cello to a new role

Kaden Roth, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
December 9, 2021
The idolization of politicians and use of social media to more effectively connect and interact can be damaging for their constituents. It’s important that we are able to remember who votes to put politicians in office and who keeps them there.

[Photo] Social media hides social issues

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2021
Starbucks workers receive tips from their customers throughout their workday.  A customer’s generosity benefits the workers by providing them more wage and appreciation for their hard work.

[Photo] To tip or not to tip

Brenna Batchelder, Staff reporter
October 9, 2020
Pulsera means bracelet in Spanish and they come in fun colorful bands. There are many different designs and patterns that you can purchase. Each bracelet comes with a tag including the artist’s picture and bio. The money is sent back to the local artists and students allowing them the chance to put the money to good use.

[Photo] Bands of Hope

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2019
On average, each one of us produces 4.4 pounds of solid waste each day. This adds up to almost a ton of trash per person, per year. If we cut this down even by half it would make a tremendous difference in the amount of paper waste made by schools. Cutting back on paper starts with smart decision making and taking responsibility for the environment.

[Photo] Paper problem

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
October 11, 2019
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