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Im voting because I think that everyones vote matters. One extra vote might have the power to make a difference.

Ben Vanrooyan

Jasmine Hermosillo-Padilla, Editor-in-Chief Catalyst Online
February 22, 2021
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris wears suffragette white onstage to give her victory speech, a nod to the official colors of the National Woman’s Party. During her speech, Harris paid homage to the women who came before her: “Tonight, I reflect on their struggle, their determination, and the strength of their vision—to see what can be unburdened by what has been—I stand on their shoulders.”

Madam Vice President

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
November 19, 2020
This pie graph shows the popular vote this year for the 2020 election.

2020 Election Recap

Logan Moseley, Staff Reporter
November 13, 2020
According to an analysis by the New York Times, CNN’s privacy policy has a Lexile score of over 1600, meaning that it would be a difficult read even for those in professional fields like law and medicine. Hulu, Airbnb, Zoom and Disney have similarly difficult policies with Lexile scores of over 1500.

Teens need to care about data privacy

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
November 6, 2020
Over 40 million people have voted by mail this year already, according to data from the US Elections Project. That includes almost 400,000 mail-in ballots returned in Nebraska. The 2020 election has brought unique challenges for voters, and unique opportunities for politicians looking to suppress voting.

Voting is a right, not a privilege

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
October 29, 2020
Voters are able to register online via the Nebraska government website, by mail or in-person. Nebraska offers Early Voting access, so they can vote earlier than November 3, using any of these three options once they are registered. The deadline to register is October 16. Anyone wanting to vote in the upcoming presidential election will need to fill out an official registration form.

Casting the ballot: How to register and vote

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
October 7, 2020
The current wave of conspiracy theories has quickly spread to mainstream audiences. Many factors influence who is most likely to believe them, including political affiliation and education level.

Coronavirus conspiracies

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
September 21, 2020
The leading Democratic candidates participated in seven hours of climate debates on CNN in early September. To prepare, they released environmental plans on their websites.

Climate plans for the future

Morgan Weir, Staff Reporter
September 25, 2019
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