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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

The iPhone 15 emerges as a technological marvel, further cementing Apples robust market cap and its steadfast dominance in the tech industry. This latest iteration is a harbinger of Apples unwavering commitment to innovation, likely to bolster investor confidence and consumer excitement. Notably, the iPhone 15s arrival is poised to impact market dynamics, potentially influencing the stock value and Apples market position. While specific financial details remain to be fully seen, the iPhone 15 stands as a testament to Apples strategic foresight in a competitive landscape.

iPhone: innovation or ignorance

Eddie Shi, Staff Reporter
December 20, 2023
Senior Jonathan Jimenez spends his time interning in the Millard West Information Technology (IT) department. The time Jimenez has put into his internship has not only allowed him to gain employment experience but also develop working relationships with his mentors. “Johnny has many qualities that make him a helpful member of the tech. office team,” technology assistant Linda Deegan said. “He is always pleasant to work with and is also an efficient and hard working intern.  He is very responsible and a self-starter.”

The intern behind the screen

Kaden Roth, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 4, 2021
Posing with their team name, seniors Michael Nigrila, Mark Schaffer, and college freshman Luke Hartman participate at the VEX “Change Up” Robotics Championship at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. Their competition was for the most part a victory for the Millard Wests robotic teams. “It was a very enjoyable experience interacting and partaking in this event,” senior Michael Nigrila said, “We also got the opportunity to socialize with teams from other schools and we had some downtime with a former team member (Luke Hartman) at the end of the competition.”

Picking up the speed for Nationals

Jordan Bakar, Staff Reporter
February 17, 2021
This is one of the academies Millard Public schools offer. Students will be learning in similar ways that high schoolers in the education academy are, but will be apprehending different content. “Its exciting to meet people from other schools who have the same passions as me,” Education academy student Hope Belcastro said. “I like that the teachers push you to do your best and challenge you constantly throughout the year.”

A new opportunity for students

Garrett Wilcoxen, Staff Reporter
November 18, 2020
Stacking up blocks with their robot, juniors Dominic Zohlen, Andrew Heftie and senior Tyler McCoid participate at their 3rd CREATE competition in Hampton, Neb. During their competition, the team had a few struggles at the start, but they still managed to push through and win a few awards. “We have prepared long and hard for this competition and being able to spend a great time with teammates to present what we are capable of was really rewarding,” McCoid said. “I even got on the news with Channel 4 Hastings to voice out and explain how we performed on this CREATE Competition.”

Gearing up for competitions

Jordan Bakar, Staff Reporter
December 12, 2019
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