Q. How are topics for Catalyst decided? A: Catalyst covers a wide variety of topics, but puts emphasis on articles relevant to the scientific community, affairs and events within the College of Natural Sciences or the University of Texas, and articles pertaining to student life at university. Within the committee, it is completely up to each writer to think of a topic to write about, or on an event to report on. We do encourage and accept outside submissions, which can be anything you are passionate about and want to get published (preferably falling in one of the categories listed above).