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Secrets to a successful show choir team

Secrets to a successful show choir team

Maddie Roling, Editor

February 10, 2020

There is no doubt that winning a show choir competition looks different than winning a basketball game. Between performing, playing music, or managing behind the scenes, lots of factors help create a successful show choir team.  Team Unity  “I feel that if you can’t work together as a group, it’s h...

What’s Crackin’ During the Nutcracker?

What’s Crackin’ During the Nutcracker?

Libby Sigwarth, Reporter

January 15, 2020

The Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition. The two-act ballet features timeless characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, the Nutcracker and the Snow Queen, and the familiar music of the composer, Tchaikovsky. The ballet is full of beautiful costumes, music, lights, and graceful dancing. Ballet co...

Short podcast bio

Alejandro Rojas, Editor

January 2, 2020

Have you ever wished that the Gleaner released more stuff, more often? Or that it was released in a different format than just a paper issue? If so, the Gleaner is proud to present it’s latest addition to its publication schedule: WCHS: the Gleaner Podcast. Created by senior editor Alejandro R...

Spotify Playlist for June 6, 2019

Alejandro Rojas, Editor

June 6, 2019

Cathryn Skahill- Truth Hurts, Lizzo Anna Sigwarth- Slow Dancing in a Burning Room, John Mayer Sophie Skemp- The Best of Both Worlds, Hannah Montana Natalie Kelzer- Silence, Marshmello & Khalid Lola Grap- Unbelievable, Why Don't We Makayla Shockemoehl- Younger, Ruel Will Poppe- In the...

Sho Cho’s unsung heroes

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Impulse and Impact show choir teams celebrated great successes this season, such as taking the grand champion title and highly placing many other times. The performers did a great job of entertaining the crowd while on stage, but have you ever thought about what happens behind the scenes? In order for Imp...

Passion fuels Burns’ album

Passion fuels Burns’ album

Alejandro Rojas, Reporter

March 15, 2019

When was the last time you felt inspired to create something true to yourself? How about actually doing it and sharing it with the world? That’s exactly what Noah Burns, ‘20, has been up to. For the past month and a half, Burns has been writing a music album, titled “When We Were Us.” ...

Behind scenes of Key City Classic

Behind scenes of Key City Classic

Maddie Roling, Associate Editor

February 21, 2019

Feb. 2nd was a day of many events. Millions of people were celebrating a birthday, perhaps maybe even Groundhog's Day, with the prediction of an early spring. At Wahlert, however, the show choirs were hosting their first ever competition, titled the Key City Classic. A total of two middle school...

Go on an Adventure

Alejandro Rojas, Reporter

December 14, 2018

It's not everyday you come across a young musical prodigy. Even rarer, to find one that can make his debut album so appealing. Yet, that is exactly what French music producer and DJ Madeon, real name Hugo Pierre Leclercq, has done. Madeon produces electronic music that is reminiscent of pop, yet...

Setting the scene

Setting the scene

Maddie Roling, Associate Editor

December 14, 2018

In the past, many of the plays selected by the Wahlert theatre department have been more light-hearted. However, this year’s fall play, ‘Night, Mother, dealt with the topic of suicide. In the play, the two main characters, Thelma Cates (Mama), played by Monica Ripley, ‘20, and her daughter Jessie Cates, played ...

New club has a smashing good time

New club has a smashing good time

Noah Stran, Reporter

October 17, 2018

There is a new club here at Wahlert called The Smash Bros. Club. The club is moderated by Mrs. Cathy Conlon, and It meets after school on Mondays. Super Smash Bros. is a fighting video game featuring mostly Nintendo characters and some third-party characters. There are four, soon to be five, games in...

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