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The Catalyst

The Student News Site of Millard West High School

The Catalyst

The infrastructure bill being signed into affect by president Joe Biden. This bill is said to be a community bill, which will use money which wasnt used during COVID relief. The controversy over this infrastructure bill is large, with communities taking both sides towards it.

Controversial money

Austin Mallory, Staff Reporter
November 19, 2021
Nine students pose for a picture at the University of Nebraska Omaha’s Chuck Hagel Symposium on Public Service. The symposium introduced them to different paths within the public sector and started a conversation on the importance of civic engagement. “I already wanted to go into social work, but the symposium helped me extend my knowledge on public service,” senior Alexis Bahensky said. “I barely knew what other opportunities were out there, and going to the symposium and hearing Chuck speak about how important it is really piqued my interest.”

Symposium on public service

Morgan Weir, Editor-in-chief
October 29, 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 average age of members of the House of Representatives has been increasing since the 1790s. In the past 120 years, it has made its way up to 58. While the median age in the US has also grown, it still remains under 40 – well under the current average age of US Representatives.

America’s government is aging

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
March 1, 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
Gender norms are imposed on every gender in all aspects of society, from arts to sports to politics to fashion.

Breaking barriers

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
December 9, 2020
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
Don Bacon is running for re-election as US House Representative and faces opponent Kara Eastman. The two have created many ads, some promotional and others attacking. Either way, they’re getting more than enough air time.

A cacophony of campaigns

Emma Baker, Catalyst Editor-in-Chief
October 28, 2020
President Donald Trump was right when he referred to America’s history education as a “twisted web of lies,” but it’s not because of a heavy emphasis on slavery, as the Southern Poverty Law Center found in their study.

America needs to confront its history

Morgan Weir, Opinions Editor
September 30, 2020
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