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How to avoid slip-sliding on the slippery roads

Alaina Schmidt, Reporter

January 11, 2018


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As the temperature drops and weather conditions worsen and the snow starts falling, Declan Duffy, ‘18, is extra careful while driving in the snow. “I was just learning how to drive, and I hit a ice patch. The whole car did a 360 degree spin. Another time I crashed because the roads were so ba...

Christmas movie quiz answer key

The Editors, Editors

December 19, 2017


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Depending on your answers to the quiz in the December issue of the Gleaner here are the Christmas movies you’re best matched with! If you answered... Mostly A’s: Elf Mostly B’s: Love Actually Mostly C’s: It’s a Wonderful Life Mostly D’s: Die Hard Mostly E’s: Gremlins ...

NCYC: A faith building exercise

Ashley Osterberger, Reporter

December 1, 2017


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NCYC stands for the National Catholic Youth Conference. Some Wahlert students attended this life-changing event as part of the 1,800-strong delegation from the Dubuque diocese. They joined 25,000 people from all across America who came together to talk about our Catholic faith. The event featured sever...

Taking on the Tetons

Taking on the Tetons

Ashley Steele, Reporter

November 29, 2017


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Day 1 The first day of the Tetons Science trip started at 5:30 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 12. Slowly but surely students rolled into the Wahlert parking lot to start the long day of travel ahead. The first leg of the trip was a 90 minute car ride to the airport in Cedar Rapids. From there, the group...

Actors vs. Athletes

Jennifer Carpenter, Reporter

November 27, 2017


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On the hunt for Black Friday deals

Alaina Schmidt, Reporter

November 20, 2017


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  Black Friday, or what could be known as Black Thursday now, is approaching. Many people head out after they eat their Thanksgiving meal to steal deals at all the stores. Lots of money will be spent. In fact, 101.7 million people went out shopping on Black Friday in 2016. Shantelle Graff,...

What would your theme song be?

Jacquelyn Peckosh, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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How to get the best of stress

How to get the best of stress

Dalton Avenarius, Reporter

November 14, 2017


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  School, disagreements with friends and family, over-packed schedules, making mistakes, and procrastinating can all cause a person to feel or be stressed out. The things that stress us out have one thing in common: they can be tamed or avoided. Stress is defined as  “a state of mental orem...

New pools for Dubuque Schools

Alaina Schmidt, Reporter

November 1, 2017


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Hempstead High School's pool needs a whole new up-do. And, on June 11, the Dubuque Community School District school board voted to continue the design of the a new pool. The school board also approved on an $8 million pool located at Hempstead High School, with the partnership of Dubuque Area Swimming Hurric...

Sleeping on school start times?

Jacquelyn Peckosh, Reporter

October 31, 2017


Filed under Features

Many students all around the world complain, almost daily, about being too tired at school. Start times for schools vary all around the world. At Wahlert, classes start at 7:40 a.m. and end at 2:45 p.m.   While this start time seems to frustrate many students, there are also some early birds...

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