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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

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

Millard West’s flags were at half-staff on Dec. 7 in memory of the lives lost at Pearl Harbor. Many times students will see the flag at half-staff and not question it. Students will continue to stay uninformed if flags flying at half-staff is normal to them.

Flags flying low

Olivia Ray, Staff Reporter
December 13, 2021
Screen time is becoming a problem. Many people are spending more and more time on their devices and it is having an impact on their health.

Screened in

Reece Straley, Staff Reporter
November 30, 2021
While the booster vaccines are being distributed throughout the nation, Pfizer is also making sure to achieve its mission at a local level. Starting Friday, Oct. 29, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, and other local pharmaceutical companies will provide boosters for those who qualify.

A boost to reduce

Quinn Burton, Staff Reporter
November 8, 2021
Information regarding shelters are found on their website. They offer animals for adoption and donation and volunteering resources.

Adopt, don’t shop

Brenna Batchelder, Arts & Entertainment Editor, Cartoonist
November 4, 2021
Many American lives are put on halt because of government shutdowns. In the image above, federal employees are protesting outside the capital of the U.S. because of the furloughing.

Putting lives on hold

Alexis Bahensky, Opinions Editor
October 8, 2021
Over the course of the past two months, Nebraska governor Pete Ricketts has engaged in opposition politics with Democrats. Rather than pursuing his own policies, he acts out of blind opposition to ideas others push forward.

The lazy game of opposition politics

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
April 15, 2021
World language classes are offered to students in high school to improve upon skills that can greatly impact their futures. However, its the schools’ responsibility to better promote these classes and encourage students to consider just how important they can be. An increase in understanding and empathy for different cultures and regions could greatly benefit future generations.

The language of compassion

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
March 26, 2021
President Joseph R. Bidens first 100 days in office will prove whether he is focused on the rights of the American people or bipartisan unity

Biden needs to push the envelope further

Edison Geiler, MWHS Wildcat News Editor-in-Chief
March 15, 2021
The idolization of politicians and use of social media to more effectively connect and interact can be damaging for their constituents. It’s important that we are able to remember who votes to put politicians in office and who keeps them there.

Social media hides social issues

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
February 24, 2021
A student protest over tuition fees at the University of Vienna in 2009 still holds the same messages today as prices continue to increase.

Tuition turmoil

Michelle Zhang, Staff Reporter
February 8, 2021
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