• April 7"Urinetown" the musical 4/20-4/22 at the Grand Opera House

  • February 4TEC at Wahlert 4/8-4/10

  • February 3Unity Week Pep Assembly 4/7 @ 2:00

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Making a Musical

Making a Musical

Noah Burns, Author

March 31, 2017


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The Iowa Thespian Festival allows students from all over the nation a chance to perform and compete with other very talented theater and music students. Students compete at state Thespian Festivals in order to qualify for the International Thespian Festival where, if chosen, they will perform in front of t...

Evening of Theatre Recap

Evening of Theatre Recap

Noah Burns

February 3, 2017


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  What if students were in charge of an event? Would chaos reign or might you get something like “An Evening of Theatre”? This year’s winter performance of three one act plays featuring freshman and sophomore actors and junior and senior directors, showed what dedicated students can pul...

A novel challenge for November

Elizabeth Gehling, Author

December 8, 2016


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6 continents, 633 regions, 1,012 libraries/bookstores/community centers, and 431,626 participants were all a part of the National Novel Writing Month challenge (NaNoWriMo.) NaNoWriMo, a non-profit organization, offers  a new approach to writing. Aspiring novelists have from Nov. 1 to 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 30 to write a 50,000 word book.  At the end o...

[title of show] takes the stage

Maeve Breslin, reporter

November 30, 2016


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Every year hundreds of Thespians from all over Iowa come together in Cedar Falls to perform and learn from one another. This year, Mr. Colin Muenster and a group of students from all four grades traveled to UNI for the weekend. The students who went ranged from Thespian newbies who have only been invo...

Banwarth and Sykes take on All State

Banwarth and Sykes take on All State

Maddie Roling, Author

November 18, 2016


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This fall has been a busy one. The girls’ volleyball team received first at state, the choir traveled to Italy, and many science students studied in the Tetons. Along with those events, the All State Music Festival will be taking place this weekend at Iowa State University. Michael Banwarth, ‘17, made it to all s...

Proof: backstage

Proof: backstage

Noah Burns, Author

November 11, 2016


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Proof is an emotionally staggering play about Catherine, the daughter of an incredible mathematician and professor. The only problem is that her father has recently passed away. The main storyline revolves around Catherine struggling to tackle the pain of her father’s death in the context of her r...

Once an eagle, always an eagle

May 26, 2016


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By Sophia Shubatt Of the Gleaner   For the past four years, Mr. Aaron Behnke and pink-shirt Wednesdays have been a staple of the Wahlert music department. But, he has actually been around longer than many may realize. When Mr. Behnke graduated from Wahlert in 2008, he didn’t expect to be back so soon. After earning his undergraduat...

Full Vs Fuller House

Kathleen Gaffney

April 11, 2016


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Full House was a TV show in 1990’s that’s plot was based on the idea that a man named Danny Tanner loses his wife and then has two new roommates: his brother-in-law and friend. They take on daily life while taking care of Tanner’s kids. The first episode aired Sept. 22, 1987, the show caug...

Going for the Gold

Going for the Gold

Eric Leigh

March 15, 2016


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Impulse Show Choir finished third at West Dubuque, finishing their competition season solidly. After five all-day competitions over five consecutive weekends, Impulse ended their final competition out of breath and in need of sleep. They perform one last time at the Golden Finale, which will be this week...

Best Authors of 2015 and 2016

Best Authors of 2015 and 2016

Morgan Reichel, Reporter

March 11, 2016


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Last year, many authors wrote books that tons of book fans have come to learn from and love. Every book tells a little bit about this author and also speaks to the reader. Some authors have even become the best authors of the previous year, and others are becoming the best of this  year. Either way,...

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