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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

There are many options for students struggling with mental health such as mental health days, school services, medications, and therapy.

You are never alone

Sophia Eljamal, Staff Reporter
January 19, 2024
The negative impacts of timed tests include increased anxiety, performance over education, memorization over comprehension and unfairness.

No time for success

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
December 6, 2023
Junior Avery Kephart lining up behind the start before her 100 meter dash. At the Jo Dusatko Omaha Central invite, Kephart ran the the 100 meter dash, 200 meter dash and 4x1. “This was my first season doing track and one thing I can say is that it taught me how important it is to take care of yourself, especially your mental health,” Kephart said. “Running is very mentally challenging, especially when you are trying to live up to others expectations, trying to manage school and not burnout. The pressure that was put on me during track definitely tested my love for this sport.”

Psychological side of sports

Sophia Eljamal, Staff Reporter
November 10, 2023
Senior lineman Logan Johnson in a three point stance during the first game of the year against Millard West’s biggest rivals down the street, Millard South. In his final first game of high school football, Millard West lost against Millard South with a result of 28-27. “I wanted to strengthen my knee as much as I could,” Johnson said. “I wanted to come back as a better player than before, and focus on making what used to be my weakness my strength. I think the surgery made me closer to the game and love it a lot more.

Facing the challenges

Sophia Eljamal, Staff Reporter
October 30, 2023
As screen time numbers add up from social media apps, to online ordering; concerns to mental and physical health grow. Large amounts of screen time pose a threat towards the eyes, brain, energy and activity in young children and adults.

The issues cell phones promote

Leah Pickhinke, Staff Reporter
August 30, 2023
Wildcats vs Wildcats

Wildcats vs Wildcats

Cameron McCubbins, Staff Reporter
November 3, 2022
Sophomore Victoria Marshall getting to meet one of the many  support animals at the Empower Youth Summit during a breakout sessions.

Fighting the stigma

Bowie Zekpa, Staff Reporter
November 2, 2022
Statistics show how the mental health in students is declining .

Confess the stress

Halle Opat, Staff Reporter
October 11, 2022
Students are feeling the effects of burnout leading to a mental health crisis among them.

Burnt out

Alexis Bahensky, Opinions Editor
April 27, 2022
Teens need a more positive thing to spend their time on. If Gen Z keeps this up, it will only lead to worse mental health.

Internet misery

Sophia Condello, Staff Reporter
February 1, 2022
Schools need to create better strategies to deal with teens mental health to help slow the rising cases of mental illnesses in teens.

The true pandemic amongst teens

Alexis Bahensky, Opinions Editor
December 9, 2021
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