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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

Many countries around the world have no restrictions on how big gatherings can be. China does not allow gatherings of more than 10 people, it may have something to do with their enormous population, being over 1.4 billion. China also has had some of the highest numbers of COVID of any county in the world, the population being one of the main factors for this.

Finally back to normal

Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter
October 5, 2022
Everyone should continue to do whatever they can to slow the spread of COVID-19, whether that be through masking, sanitizing, vaccinating or social distancing.

Do your part to slow the spread

Morgan Weir, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
September 16, 2021
The main hall of the Durham Museum, usually filled with visitors, is empty over a year into the pandemic.

Museums matter

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
April 16, 2021
Mouth of the South Southern Grub brings southern and cajun cuisine to Omaha, providing customers with a variety of mouthwatering dishes.My favorite was the Smoked Gouda Mac (pictured here along with the Cajun Burger).

Commendable cajun cuisine

Evan Vaslow, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
Senior Owen Hamill receives his COVID-19 test in the lecture hall on Friday, January 29. Medical professionals from Test Nebraska set up shop in the lecture hall and administered tests to students and staff.

Helping reduce case numbers in schools

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
February 5, 2021
In an effort to put a smile on frontline workers faces, NHS created lots of colorful and heartwarming cards to send out to them.

A special gift for special workers

Shelby OMara, Staff Reporter
December 22, 2020
This Ohio man was among the large number of people who received and was involved in Moderna’s COVID-19 clinical trial that showed a 94.1% effectiveness rate.

A chance for a change

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
December 2, 2020
The NFL implements a new set of rules after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases. The number of cases and games that were postponed was a sign to league officials that things needed to be changed in order to continue the season.

NFL’s COVID consequences

Dominic Humm, Staff Reporter
October 13, 2020
Millard West’s student section always shows up ready to support. As shown above, the stands are always filled completely from top to bottom with students all decked out in the game’s theme. Without the energy of the student section and cheerleaders together, the games are not the same.  The whole experience of football games comes from the atmosphere and the liveliness of the crowd.

Seniors on the sidelines

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2020
These kinds of masks are seen being worn daily by billions of people, and that number can quickly add up. Disposable masks are meant to help block large-particle droplets, splashes, sprays, or splatter that may contain germs. However, they dont filter or block very small particles in the air that may be transmitted by coughs and sneezes. As you can see from this photo, the edges of the mask are not designed to form a tight seal around the nose and mouth.

Unmasking the damage

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
August 27, 2020
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