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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The first-ever book swap was a success, with many students rushing into the library early in the morning to trade out their books. “This is all new,” librarian Amanda Gehrke said. “And its not just kids participating, its teachers too, which is great. Theyre bringing home books for their kids, and so its really promoting literacy for everyone.”

Page-turning exchange

Ariana Griffin, Staff Reporter
February 7, 2024
Censoring important issues by banning books limits the perspectives and world view of students nationally.

Erasing our history

Brenna Batchelder, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Cartoonist
February 25, 2022
Students need more culturally diverse books in schools in order to represent all students and foster a more accepting future.

Books are breeding bias

Kaitlin Reynolds, News Director
December 2, 2021
Senior Delaney Cutler scans a UPC label with her handheld as she picks orders for Fat Brain Toys. Cutler works as seasonal help at the local toy company based in Elkhorn, Nebraska. “Working here feels really good,” Cutler said. “You get done and know you just helped the company to send gifts to families all over the country for their loved ones to open on Christmas.

The real elves of Santa’s workshop

Jenna Reynolds, Features Editor and Co-anchor
December 14, 2020
A student browses for e-books on the Sora by Overdrive app.
The school started working with the Overdrive company last year and has been trying to let people know about it. “We have it on the announcements, we have signs around, we’re tweeting about it and just trying to do what we can to get the word out,” said librarian Mindy Longe.

Going Digital

Morgan Weir, Staff Reporter
November 1, 2019
Senior Maya Dykstra poses with her first self published book Dear Autumn,. Dykstra worked to publish the her book for abouut six months. “There is something about holding the finished product in your hands,” Dykstra said. “It really shows that anything is possible with enough patience, imagination, hard work and coffee.”

Falling in love with Dear, Autumn

Cole Filer, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
April 9, 2019
Located near Chalco Hills is a small wooden box, filled to the brim with books. This is an example of one of the Little Free Librarys many houses, where people can donate books to share with others who may not have access to them.

The beginning of a new chapter

Chloe Parker, Staff Writer
October 29, 2018
Millard Wests library has a large selection of books. Go talk to a librarian today to get a recommendation.

The Bookworm-Bring Back Books

Alexandra Dobesh, Staff Writer
September 17, 2018
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