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Freshmen stepping up to expectations

Freshmen stepping up to expectations

Isabelle Pfeiffer, Reporter

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Sports

Far away games, long practices, and late nights are all a part of playing a varsity sport. Only some, however, are lucky enough to experience these things as freshmen. Natalie Kelzer, ’22, had the privilege of playing varsity softball this past summer. “Participating in a varsity sport was real...

Anti-Vaccine Movement causes outbreaks

Anti-Vaccine Movement causes outbreaks

Maddie McCarron, Editor

March 15, 2019


Filed under Features, Showcase

Measles and mumps, illnesses once thought to be extinct for decades, are making new outbreaks across the world and the U.S. due to people refusing to get vaccinated. Many don’t get vaccinated because of the misconceptions regarding vaccines. While most schools require vaccinations, Wahlert allows students...

New year’s resolutions lack follow through

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

New Year's celebrations have come and gone, and most resolutions have slowly disappeared. Research from Scranton University in Pennsylvania shows that only eight percent of people follow through with their resolutions. Whether this is because the resolutions are too vague or we are simply unmotivated, r...

Schriver tinkers with ‘no soil’ farming systems

Ellie Meyer, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

Hydroponics is a crazy way of farming without soil. How is this possible? Biology teacher Mrs. Korrin Schriver has the answer. “The hydroponic system has a water reservoir and you keep adding water and nutrients, which then circulate through the pump to the rest of the plants,” said Schri...

Rock the Rafters

Rock the Rafters

Lizzie Kann, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

Dancers were rockin’ it at Rock the Rafters, a dance showcase recently held by the Wahlert Dance team. The annual showcase held on Jan. 27th,  was a fundraiser for the Wahlert Catholic Dance Team. Each year the dance team invites young dancers from the local area for a fun day of dance and games.  Eac...

Textile brings new color to the halls

Cathryn Skahill, Reporter

February 21, 2019


Filed under Features

The textile class is new this year and is taught by Ms. Sarah Conlon. She and Ms. Jenna Michel received a grant from Circle of Celebration. With that money, they were able to purchase the necessary products for the class. “ Basically, textile design is a marriage of art and utility. We create decorations...

Students stay strong during surgeries

Kate Hingtgen, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Features

  Several students at Wahlert have had many health challenges and are learning how to overcome them.  For instance, Avery Fair, ‘20, was diagnosed with scoliosis in fourth grade but was treated by specialists in Iowa City. Avery and her family made many road trips to appointments in Iowa C...

Alumni making history

Alumni making history

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Features

by Sophie Skemp Of the Gleaner Nate Pierroti, ‘12, a former student at Wahlert Catholic, thought he could help improve and increase the performance of many football players across the nation, so Pierotti created the Seeker. A machine which can throw, pass and punt. Another former Wahler...

Some gentle advice for the Class of 2022

Some gentle advice for the Class of 2022

Ashley Steele, Reporter

February 18, 2019


Filed under Features

by Ashley Steele Of the Gleaner For freshmen, their first high school dance can be very memorable for many reasons. Since upperclassmen have all gone  through the stress of finding the perfect dress, asking their date in an extravagant way and making dinner reservations at the best restaurant in ...

Christmas favorites of Wahlert

Lola Grap, Reporter

January 11, 2019


Filed under Features

Christmas break is approaching, and that means it’s time to whip out the classic Christmas movies and snuggle up on the couch with some hot cocoa and a fuzzy blanket. People may have different views on which Christmas movie is the best. It could the Home Alone series, the Grinch, Elf, the Polar Express, National Lam...

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