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The Gleaner

Ban the Tan

Carly Heying, Author

As prom season begins, tanning-danger-awareness organizations are promoting a tan-free prom season. OutRun the RAYS, a non-profit organization, has turned tanning-danger awareness into a chance for high schoolers to win cash and prizes. OutRun the RAYS is sponsoring a program called Ban the Tan for juniors and seniors in area high schools to promote awareness for the ...

March 31, 2017No Comments

Hitting the jackpot

Sam Ambrosy, Reporter

  Although almost everyone dreams of winning the lottery, very few are lucky enough to live out that dream.The lottery is a process of raising money by selling numbered tickets and giving prizes to the number holders at random. While the chances of winning the lottery are very small at one in 175 million, due to the 175,223,510 different six number combinations th...

March 29, 2017No Comments

Renovation report

Ali Schneider, Reporter

  If you were sitting in the Wahlert gymnasium during Ash Wednesday mass, you were probably wondering where the booming noises were coming from. No, there were not giants playing basketball on the roof. Like most of the strange noises you’ve been hearing for the past year, it was coming from the construction workers. Right now, construction is being done on th...

March 10, 2017No Comments

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STOP-ing hunger by “living below the line”

Carlie Noel, Editor

Last week, Wahlert’s STOP club took on a difficult challenge. Several members of the club undertook the challenge to “live below the line,” meaning they would live below the poverty line and spend no more than $1.50 on food each day for two entire days. STOP, which stands for Students Teaching Others Peace, plans several events throughout the year, two of w...

April 24, 2017No Comments

Rec League

Ben Meyer, Sports Editor

  Although the Wahlert men’s basketball team’s season ended in March, another season of basketball begins in the coming weeks. Even if students did not play on the Wahlert basketball team, they have the opportunity to play in the Rec League at the Boys’ and Girls’ Club. Denver Link, who has played the last two seasons, also tries to get others involved. “I...

March 31, 2017No Comments

Soccer Heads’ “April Madness” coming soon to Wahlert

Alex Robbins, Reporter

Just as every mainstream sports’ season concludes in a tournament to crown a champion, a similar event is coming to Wahlert this week.  More than 30 students have already signed up to take part in the first annual “April Madness” Soccer Heads tournament. Soccer Heads is a popular computer game in which two participants go head-to-head in a soccer match.  This event wi...

March 28, 2017No Comments

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A Gruhling struggle

A Gruhling struggle

Jack kalb, Reporter

Many of those who roam the halls of Wahlert go unknown and unnoticed. A perfect example of a student, who is the polar opposite of this description, is Ivan Gruhl. Those who haven'...

April 3, 2017No Comments

Unexpected change

Unexpected change

Jack Kalb, Reporter

After winning the state championship last summer, the men’s tennis team knew that there were going to be many obstacles in the way of repeating. Despite knowing that, the...

March 8, 2017No Comments

Wake ’em up!

Wake ’em up!

  The boys’ basketball team’s charge for the state tournament came to an abrupt halt Monday night as the Eagles fell 58-39 to Cedar Rapids Xavier in the substate ...

March 3, 2017No Comments

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Middle names: A family affair?

Riley Collins, Reporter

Wahlert has many students roaming the halls with generic middle names such as Michael, James, Elizabeth and Grace. But, what about those unique and special nicknames? Here’s a little glimpse of those uncommon but heartfelt middle names.   Sarah Wareham, ‘17, has the middle name “Jo”. “Jo came from my grandfather named Joseph,” she said. “My par...

April 19, 2017No Comments

Senior class Leigh-der

Senior class Leigh-der

Maeve Breslin, reporter

Eric Leigh, ‘18, has served as class vice president for three years, and now he will take on a new challenge: student body vice president. Leigh will serve alongside Cars...

April 19, 2017No Comments

April Fools Day

Kristine Tuecke, Reporter

April Fools Day is Saturday, April 1. It’s a day where people pull pranks on each other. April Fool’s Day got started in the 1700s, when English pranksters started going around and pranking people. It’s also referred to as All Fools Day. The reason behind this holiday is still unknown. The british also thought April Fool’s Day was when the new year start...

April 17, 2017No Comments

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Class selection tips from a senior

Class selection tips from a senior

Caroline White, Editor

For the first spring in four long years, I don’t have to go through the stressful endeavor that is course selection at Wahlert. Whenever spring rolled around and the Gu...

March 10, 2017No Comments

Academic Awards Assembly undergoes much needed change

Academic Awards Assembly undergoes much needed change

February 15, 2017

iPhone vs Samsung: Which is better?

February 6, 2017

Female student body against legging ban

February 3, 2017

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McDonald races marvelous runs

McDonald races marvelous runs

Grace Lueken, Reporter

Track is here, and people should keep a close eye Molly McDonald,‘20. She is a freshman at Wahlert, who runs track. McDonald runs 400s, 200s, and 100s, and sometimes she run...

April 17, 2017No Comments

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