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The picnic extravaganza

Ava Hoelscher, Editor May 25, 2021

Spring has bloomed, and with it comes the ideal picnic season. Sunny skies, warm breezes, and budding flowers create the perfect atmosphere for a picnic. An outdoor meal with friends is a great way to...

Class of 2021's disastrous driving skills

Class of 2021’s disastrous driving skills

Tyler Dodds , Reporter May 17, 2021

  Whether at fault or not, car accidents involving high school students is a frequently heard of occurrence. For students at Wahlert, some accidents have occurred on major highways or even in their...

Olivia Pfeiler's, '21, collection of crystals.

The Belief and the Power of Crystals

Sophia Wagner, Reporter March 10, 2021

Some people believe that certain types of crystals have an effect on positivity and negativity. There is no scientific evidence that they can heal a person, but they may help to improve one's mood. Two...

Tennis Players Ready to Strike Back Against COVID-19

Claire Walker, Editor March 10, 2021

As the snow melts and the sun comes out again, tennis players are beginning to pick up their rackets for the 2021 season. With the 2020 tennis season being canceled due to COVID-19, many are stepping onto...

Mr. Peter Scott, Ms. Heather Trees, and Mr. Tyler Decker wait the obligatory 15 minutes after receiving their second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.

93% of Holy Family Staff gets vaccinated

Lilah Takes, Reporter March 8, 2021

Since the release of the Covid-19 vaccine, there has been limited supply available to be given to Americans. Senior citizens, essential workers, and educators have been deemed a top priority for the vaccine.  Through...

Students try a taste of intuitive eating

Ava Hoelscher, Editor March 8, 2021

If your stomach is rumbling on your way home from school, do you alter your route and grab an iced vanilla latte from Starbucks? Do you text a group of friends to grab Chick-Fil-A without thinking...

Stylin' in the city.
Wahlert Alum, Jackson Takes, '16, created his own clothing brand,

Alum’s ‘notHYPE’ clothing brand finds success

Jackson Takes, '16, introduces notHYPE brand to Dubuquers.
Lilah Takes, Reporter January 5, 2021

Entrepreneur and Wahlert alum, Jackson Takes, ‘16, has created fashion waves in the Dubuque area utilizing his creativity and paving a new way to making a living. Takes became an entrepreneur during...

Abby Wagner, '21, performing in one of last year's show choir competitions.

Working hard and playing it safe, show choir style

Sophia Wagner December 18, 2020

One of the biggest questions throughout Wahlert is whether school activities will be able to take place like normal or not. Many activities outside of school have been shut down because of Covid-19, but...

Libby Sigwarth, ‘21,  performs in last year's Nutcracker as the Rat Queen.

The Nutcracker vs. Covid-19

Sophia Wagner, Reporter November 19, 2020

Governor Kim Reynolds' made a huge decision on Nov. 11, 2020 until Dec. 10, 2020, that all youth and adult group sporting and recreational activities (including dance performances) will be suspended. With...

Advancement Office soars behind the scenes

Roan Martineau, Reporter November 19, 2020

A lot of times it is the people working behind the scenes that keep things running smoothly. In this case that is the Advancement Office at Wahlert. The Advancement Office works on a variety...

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