The Gleaner

Textile brings new color to the halls

Cathryn Skahill, Reporter

February 21, 2019

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

  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

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

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

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...

Ain’t no mountain high enough

John Sulentic, Reporter

December 12, 2018

As winter approaches, the conditions outside become harsher and more unforgiving. Despite this, it doesn’t stop many students and teachers from visiting the Grand Teton Mountains for the annual Teton Science School trip. The trip blends education and activities such as hiking, games, and wildlife ...

Getting down and dirty

Getting down and dirty

Maddie McCarron, Reporter

October 10, 2018

Grit and glory:  two words that describe Wahlert Catholic powder puff football. This year’s juniors and seniors sharpened their nails and tied their flags extra tight. While the day was fairly chilly and dark, fires were igniting on the field right at kickoff. “I feel they gave total effort and all aro...

New School, New Experiences

Ella Friederick, Reporter

June 4, 2018

Next year, new students will be coming to Wahlert to experience high school. The transition from middle school to high school is one that excites students but scares some others. With tougher classes, stricter teachers, and upperclassmen to worry about, incoming freshmen have plenty of worries. Som...

Sick Days

Ella Friederick, Reporter

June 1, 2018

With the school year coming to a close, there’s a lot on students’ minds including everything from last minute homework to finals to graduation. Something that can get in the way of these last days is being home sick. It is difficult to get homework in on time and to stay caught up on the mate...

Do you get an Allowance?

Aliyah Carter, Reporter

May 29, 2018

As a young student in high school, it’s hard to get a job, but luckily some teenagers get allowances for doing work around their house. “When I was younger, I got $40 a month by just doing work around my house. Stuff like cleaning my room, doing the dishes, and taking out the trash,” said ...

The student news site of Wahlert Catholic High School
Features