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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

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Bridging worlds

Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter
April 22, 2024
Softmore Sam burton and Millard west friends Noah Behrens and DJ Schiemann at the heart hero event supporting Sam

Fighting for his heart

Colin Ribaya, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2022
Freshman Lauren Joseff and other students help in concession stands at Millard West sporting events.

Helping hands

Paige Hightower, Staff Reporter
September 27, 2022
Superintendent Dr. Schwartz visits Millard West on June 30. I am really proud to be a part of Millard Public Schools, Schwartz said. We have incredible staff and I really enjoy the students.

Big changes

Paige Hightower, Staff Reporter
September 15, 2022
In order to create a weekly broadcast, Senior Kaden Roth and Kaitlin Reynolds collaborate together to anchor for the MWHS Wildcat news. The anchors prepare for the weekly broadcast and film. ‘The most rewarding part is knowing that I am creating a broadcast that will be enjoyed by my community,” Reynolds said. “Theres a lot of work that goes into each broadcast: writing a script, performing the segments and repeating if any issues arise.”

Dedicating her all

Brenna Batchelder, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Cartoonist
March 1, 2022
While battling it out on the ice, senior Brooke Flanigan plays a game for the Lady Jr. Lancers U19 team. Flanigan has to focus on many different aspects of the game as a left-wing. “The most challenging part of hockey is that there is so much going on and how fast it is moving,” Flanigan said. “You have to think about where the puck is, who is open, who you have to cover, where the open person is and what to do when you have the puck and what to do when you dont have the puck.”

Breaking the ice

Brenna Batchelder, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Cartoonist
November 11, 2021
An assortment of completed Rubiks Cubes. Rubiks Cubes are the main focus of the club, but they are all different sizes, such as the standard 3x3 or the more advanced 7x7.

The kings of Rubik’s Cubes

Jacob Hargens, Staff Reporter
October 7, 2021
Pictured outside the White House, Secret Service Special Agent Steve Haw poses for a picture. Steve was in the secret service for 12 years and worked in the uniformed division. “I loved working at the White House,” Haw said. “I got to meet a lot of interesting people and travel a lot.”

Working for the president

Reece Straley, Staff Reporter
September 30, 2021
Junior Connor Thelen poses for a photo in a yellow jumpsuit. Wearing bold outfits to school has become a form of expression for Thelen in the last year. “Anyone can do it,” Thelen said. “More people are gonna support you than are gonna hate you. It’s just that the haters speak louder.”

Showing style at school

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
May 5, 2021
Looking ahead to college, senior Jon Willis leaves behind an extensive legacy of commentating at Millard West.

Leaving a legacy

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2021
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