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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

Many Wildcats dressed up in neon yellows, oranges, and pinks for the Back to School dance. Students like sophmore Avery Looney saw this as chance to get creative with their outfits.  My favorite part of the dance was the neon theme, Looney said. I got to dress up with my friends, paint my face, and wear body glitter.

Bright way to start the year

Sadie Smith, Staff Reporter
September 3, 2021
Madeline Unger Dances to the Millard West Fight Song at a football game performed by the schools band. What I look forward to the most as a Scarlet is being a part of the programs first year getting back into competing at UDA College Nationals. I also am so excited to perform at football games in Memorial Stadium.

What dreams are made of

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
May 12, 2021
The varsity Dance team placed first in the Hip-Hop division and 3rd in Jazz. The varsity Dance team placed first in the Hip-Hop division and 3rd in Jazz.

Cats take over State

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
February 25, 2021
In a new Netflix documentary, Debbie Allen and her students work hard each year to produce an outstandingly unique production of “The Nutcracker.”

Heartfelt hot chocolate nutcracker

Shelby OMara, Staff Reporter
December 8, 2020
Several Student Council members are relaxing after spending six hours decorating for last year’s Homecoming. The dance was medieval themed. “I absolutely loved setting up the big wall in the commons,” Hanash said. “Doing that each year made me feel like I was putting our work on display for the whole school, and this year that feeling got taken away from me.”

Homecoming 2020 up in the air

Olivia Edwards, Staff Reporter
October 8, 2020
Senior Vivien Gaines performs for judges at a local dance competition. “My style of dancing is mostly based around musicality and how I can portray the music with the movement,” Gaines said. “I’m a big fan of using music that isn’t traditionally used and playing around with how I can change the way the music is perceived with dancing.”

From student to instructor

Anna Blumenthal, Entertainment Editor
September 18, 2020
Show Choir Premiere

Show Choir Premiere

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla , Online Editor
January 14, 2020
Freshman Ellie Gorman rehearses with American Midwest Ballet for their production of The Nutcracker. Gorman has been dancing for a majority of her life but began dancing with AMB one year ago. Throughout that year she has improved greatly and learned new skills. “Dancing with AMB has taught me so much,” Gorman said. “The most important thing is patience. AMB helped me understand that I am not the only one performing so I have to wait patiently”

Nuts about ballet

Annabelle Harshbarger, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2019
Junior Kaitlin Keleher goes into an arabesque during one of her performances at Lauritzen Gardens last Sunday. She has been dancing for as long as she can remember and loves any opportunity to get out into the community. “Dance evolved from me being on the competition team, to me just learning to love to perform,” Keleher said. “I always hope I can give the audience a little bit of joy that day because life can’t be great all the time. Sometimes seeing a smile on a performer’s face just helps make your day.”

Evolution of dance

Emma Baker, Staff reporter
December 13, 2019
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