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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

Sitting in his office, senior Micheal Boehm checks up on the status of the First National Bank of Omaha’s network. Boehm checks for any signs of disruption that may cause the employees some technical problems. “It is pretty demanding physically and mentally surprisingly,” Boehm said. “Carrying 100-pound servers is definitely something that will come with an IT operations role, and problem-solving and advanced troubleshooting is super mentally intensive, especially with systems that sprawl across the network.”

Student to IT specialist

Alexis Bahensky, Opinions Editor
February 21, 2022
Baking up Treats

Baking up Treats

Colin Ribaya, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2021
Some seniors are jumping at the opportunity to get a head before going to college by enrolling in general education classes at Metro Community College. Senior Golden Kelly is enrolled in psychology and has been able to apply what shes learned to some of her high school classes. “I started taking classes at Metro because I really wanted to get some of my general credits that I would take as a freshman in college out of the way,” said Kelly. “Taking classes at Metro is just so much cheaper so I saw it as an opportunity to get ahead and save money at the same time.”

Kickstarting their futures

Kaden Roth, Staff Reporter
May 6, 2021
Senior Jackson Lagemann goes to the gym every day to lift and workout. He has been going to the gym since middle school, where he lost 40 pounds and gained it all back in muscle. “My main focus in fitness has been bodybuilding,” Lagemann said. “A lot of what I post can be translated into strength training, conditioning or weight loss.”

As he sees fit

Jenna Reynolds, Features Editor
September 29, 2020
Posters were painted and hung on each players front door. The team wanted to surprise the seniors with an assortment of items and snacks as well. “We painted the football stripe and design on the brown paper bags”, senior Phoebe Rackliffe said. It’s always a fun time with the team when we make different things like this.

A senior surprise

Paige Fortney, Staff Reporter
September 18, 2020
The staff and I show off our newly-printed Volume III Issue II edition of the CATalyst Newspaper. Although stressful, designing the newspaper was always so rewarding when the final product was put together and printed.

A final farewell

Kaitlyn Willard, Editor-in-Chief
May 12, 2020
Seniors Seth Claybourne, Reagan Koza and Alexa Koza met with Athletic Director Lance Smith on Zoom Wednesday morning to discuss their plans for the future and the cancellation of the spring sports season.

Virtual Signing Day

Tenley Wright, Chief Photographer
April 29, 2020
Last year I qualified for State after a very successful year of Journalism. My senior year I couldnt wait to continue to better myself and make it to State again. Unfortunately, I am no longer able to go to the physical competition.

One last time

Kaitlyn Willard, Editor-in-Chief
April 3, 2020
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