The Gleaner

It is Promposal season

It is Promposal season

Ashley Steele, Reporter

May 5, 2017


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    As prom approaches, more and more girls are getting asked in different and exciting ways. While some promposals are last minute posters, others take lots of time to plan. Andrew Kintzinger, ‘18, asked Rachel Hefel, ‘17, with lots of creativity. Here is how it went down. ...

Middle names: A family affair?

Riley Collins, Reporter

April 19, 2017


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Wahlert has many students roaming the halls with generic middle names such as Michael, James, Elizabeth and Grace. But, what about those unique and special nicknames? Here’s a little glimpse of those uncommon but heartfelt middle names.   Sarah Wareham, ‘17, has the middle name “Jo...

Senior class Leigh-der

Senior class Leigh-der

Maeve Breslin, reporter

April 19, 2017


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Eric Leigh, ‘18, has served as class vice president for three years, and now he will take on a new challenge: student body vice president. Leigh will serve alongside Carson Kunkel, ‘18, the new student body president. Leigh has an interesting perspective on Senate, since he has been involved a...

April Fools Day

Kristine Tuecke, Reporter

April 17, 2017


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April Fools Day is Saturday, April 1. It’s a day where people pull pranks on each other. April Fool’s Day got started in the 1700s, when English pranksters started going around and pranking people. It’s also referred to as All Fools Day. The reason behind this holiday is still unknown....

The truth about the Otway service trip

The truth about the Otway service trip

Elizabeth Gehling, Reporter

April 3, 2017


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For almost 30 years, the Wahlert community has traveled to Otway, Ohio, for an annual service trip to help those in need. “It gives you an experience to really go at it and do service all day long no matter how exhausted and frustrated you might be. You get a chance to spend time with all the p...

Feel the Burn(s)

Allie Foy, Editor-in-chief

March 11, 2017


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At a March 4 solo competition at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School Wahlert had 7 of their students place in the top 10. Competing against over 30 contestants, the following singers placed as follows: 1st Abby Burns 2nd Eric Leigh 3rd Gwenyth McSperrin 5th Maddi Mulgrew 6th Michael Rambousek 7th ...

Is life S’well?

Is life S’well?

Maddie Roling, Reporter

March 10, 2017


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Maddie Roling Of the Gleaner   Around school, many people have been spotted carrying around various types of water bottles. Whether it’s a Yeti, Hydro Flask, or a S’well, it gets the job done. But many students still wonder what the difference is between all of these popular water bo...

Teachers travel for spring break

Teachers travel for spring break

Isabelle Harris, Reporter

March 10, 2017


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Oh, spring break, the time of year when students sit in their classes and daydream about their plans for break. They ponder about the fun they will have, especially with the break away from school. But has anyone ever thought about what the teachers could be doing for their spring break? Mr. Joe...

Hey, Sistaa, time to get inspired

Hey, Sistaa, time to get inspired

Ashley Steele, Reporter

March 10, 2017


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  On March 8, freshmen went on a field trip to two motherhouses: the Sisters of the Presentation and the Franciscan Sisters. At both sites, students and sisters celebrated National Catholic Sisters’ Week sharing pastries and beverages. The event culminated an interdisciplinary project in...

ShamROCKin’ the holiday

ShamROCKin’ the holiday

Clare Broderick, Reporter

March 8, 2017


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Every year when March 17 comes around, thousands of people across the United States dig out their green to celebrate Saint Patrick’s Day. But many people don’t really know where Saint Patrick’s Day originated from. Shantelle Graft, ‘19, said, “I think that Saint Patrick’s originated from ...

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