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The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Quinn Burton

Quinn Burton, Staff Reporter

Quinn is junior at Millard West and this is his second year being a staff reporter for the CATalyst. He finds enjoyment in writing both entertainment and news stories, while also collaborating with classmates on broadcasts. Outside of Journalism, Quinn takes an interest in traveling with his family, making memories with his friends, and listening to music.

All content by Quinn Burton
Whilst putting together your final costume for Halloween night, its vital to acknowledge the possibilities of cultural appropriation and its relation to your outfit. Its a simple solution: Don’t wear costumes that exhibit a custom or tradition different from your own.  This way everyone can enjoy a Halloween without perpetuating others’ culture.

Culture not costume

October 31, 2022

Wildcat Style & Pride

October 21, 2022
With Banned Books Week only being acknowledged once a year, its vital that we recognize essential works of literature are constantly being diminished almost every day.

Rewriting the future

October 7, 2022

For the 1 in 100

September 28, 2022

MWHS Wildcat News 09.16.22

September 16, 2022

Illustrating school spirit

September 16, 2022
After 36 years of anticipation, Tom Cruise returns to reprise his infamous role of Pete Maverick Mitchell in Top Gun: Maverick.

Top notch sequel

September 12, 2022

Wordle variations

May 25, 2022

Donating Blood PSA

April 29, 2022

Forensics showcase

April 1, 2022
During her Yearbook class, senior Kaitlin Reynolds was surprised by her advisor with the title of 2022 Nebraska Student Journalist of the Year. After spending three years working toward this moment, Reynolds reflects on her past and looks toward her bright future. “I am hoping that being the Nebraska Student Journalist of the Year will help me to get involved right away in college,” Reynolds said. “I think that 	by having it on my resume it will open doors for me to join publications in the future.”

A JOYous occasion

March 18, 2022
After leaving behind the stresses of exams and roleplays, the competitors put on a talent show during the score analysis period. On stage, junior Lillian McCrae and junior David Freiburger perform a karaoke routine in front of their peers. “After all the hard work we’ve done, we really needed a time where we could just have fun,” McCrae said. “We decided to do karaoke because its something that would not only bring our DECA chapter together but also with other schools.

Leading in business

February 23, 2022
Players from the Kansas City Chiefs (left) and players from the Buffalo Bills (right) wait in anticipation to see the results of the coin toss.

Over the overtime

February 7, 2022

French fashion show

January 26, 2022

Exploring hypnosis

December 17, 2021
The musical’s cast members gather around the auditorium’s center stage to begin their performance. After spending weeks preparing they were reading now more than ever for their moment of showtime. “This was a really exciting experience getting to be in front of a crowd again,” sophomore Mars Zekpa said. “Having past experience performing in front of large crowds made it not really scary or nerve-racking. I was really just focused on getting to show everyone what we worked so hard on.”

A memorable performance

November 11, 2021

Finding French culture

November 9, 2021
While the booster vaccines are being distributed throughout the nation, Pfizer is also making sure to achieve its mission at a local level. Starting Friday, Oct. 29, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, and other local pharmaceutical companies will provide boosters for those who qualify.

A boost to reduce

November 8, 2021
At the beginning of the event, volunteers lined up at the front of the school to be guided to their job. Helping them find guidance was Rohwers own staff members. Thanks to them the event couldn’t have run more perfectly. “Throughout the entirety of the event, I helped out at the volunteer table, guided families to games, and made sure that everybody was having a great time,” Rohwer Elementary principal Nicole Burton said. “Although, most of all I enjoyed seeing some of my former students come back to help out with our event.”

Lend a helping hand

October 11, 2021
The Heart run continues their annual tradition of the kid’s dash across the field. Towards the end of the event the kids line up across Werner Park to begin their run across the field. The dash is something that we have always done at our events Burton said. Its a moment celebrated by the kids to show how far they have come through their CHD journey.

For the 1 in 100

September 27, 2021
Netflix released Shes All That, the remake to 90s movie Hes All That, on August 27th.

No. He’s not all that

September 16, 2021
Beginning the journey to adulthood teenagers as young as 15 are taking their first steps towards driving on their own.

Normalize teen drivers

September 10, 2021
Netflixs Outer Banks released its second season over the summer on July 30th.

Pogues for life

September 2, 2021
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