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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

Veering from option to option of what you want to do after high school may be consuming your brain, but by informing yourself on what would be the best option it may help ease some tension. Whether it is college, trade school or a gap year to continue your education, there are always people to help you navigate your way through.

Navigating the pathways

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
February 28, 2024
graphic by Quinn Burton

Standardized stereotype

Quinn Burton, Editor-in-Chief
December 20, 2023
Scott posing in front of the many colleges she had visited. Scott wanted to pick the right college for her. She had many factors that she kept in mind. She eventually decided to go to Umass Amherst, UVA, or Penn State. “ I looked at colleges with the intent to discover if I liked them and was able to narrow down my list,” Scott said. “I like a school with a sensical set-up, my major, a dance program, on the east coast, not too cold, and really when I visit I just kind of found out if it felt right.”

Campus tour

Mohammad Khan, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2023
The transfer portal in college sports has completely changed the way college athletes can move schools for sports. For many student-athletes, the transfer portal can either be a new beginning or the end of an era.

A new way of thinking

Wyatt Carmichael, staff reporter
December 18, 2023
Colleges using the Common App typically look for well-rounded candidates who demonstrate not only academic excellence but also character and leadership. The platform also offers a transfer option, catering to students who wish to move from one college to another, requiring specific information about their current college experience. Key tips for applicants include: being authentic in essays, highlighting unique experiences, thoroughly checking for errors and meeting all deadlines.

Charting the course to college

Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2023
Looking down at a paper, senior Taylor Hansen signs her letter of intent. Hansen was signing to play division three womens basketball. I chose Simpson College in Iowa, Hansen said. Their program really stood out to me because the coaches and players invited me in and welcomed me like I was a part of their family.

Signing for success

Delaney Lueck, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2023
The process of choosing a college does not necessarily involve opting for the most prestigious institution. Instead, the alignment of the college with ones personal and academic goals holds more significant importance than its institutional prestige.

Decoding the college conundrum

Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter
September 7, 2023
Scholarship deadlines are approaching fast for seniors on February 7.

Life after high school

Ariana Griffin, Catalyst Online Editor-in-Chief
January 17, 2023
Drew Timmie, of te Gonzaga Bulldogs looks to have a good 2022 season.

The season starts

Braden Stueve, Staff Reporter
November 9, 2022

Apply2College Week

Nathan Buroker, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022
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