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The Gleaner

Thes Fest Success

Elizabeth Gehling, Associate Editor

November 29, 2017


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Have you ever wanted to become better at a sport or other activity? If you enjoy theater, the Thespian Festival is the place to do just that. Thespian Festival is open to all Thespians and freshmen who haven’t been inducted yet. It lasts from Friday morning until Saturday evening and takes place at the University of ...

John Green is coming out of his shell

Sophia Shubatt

November 14, 2017


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      When wanted billionaire, Russell Pickett, goes on the lamb with a $100,000 bounty on his head, sixteen-year-old Aza steps in. Along with her best friend and Pickett’s son, Davis, they stay hot on the trail of the fugitive, while discovering themselves in the process.         I can remember in se...

New shows means new obsessions

Jennifer Carpenter, Reporter

October 31, 2017


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Looking for a new TV show to obsess over? These shows have everyone ready to go home, grab the remote, fall into the couch and get lost for hours.   Stranger Things - Dramedy/Sci-Fi and Fantasy  Season 2 Netflix Based in the 1980’s, this TV show centers around a group of kids who have a lot more to worry about then homework. Lucas, Mike, Dustin, and Will’s...

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


Filed under A&E, Student Life

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


Filed under A&E, Profiles

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...

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