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Vaping: An epidemic with American teens

Alejandro Rojas, Editor

December 18, 2019

What is vaping? That’s a question that has been asked by a lot of adults recently thanks to the increasing popularity of vaping.  The craze is especially popular with high schoolers and in general, young adults. Yet, as reflected by the recent news of deaths caused by vaping and also general conc...

Plays on a Street comes to a close

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Bravo to all the freshmen and sophomores who participated in the winter production of “Plays on a Street!” In case you didn’t see it, this was a group of four plays written and directed by Wahlert’s juniors and seniors. By the high praise the performers got from teachers, parents, and director...

Wahlert production of “Bonanza” coming to you!

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

November 11, 2019

There’s another theatre production coming to Wahlert! This time around, it’s a fundraiser for Wahlert’s theatre arts program. “Bonanza,” the production, will use its funds for the spring musical, along with trips that the thespians go on, like the Thespian Festival.   Anyone from ninth to twelfth grade could au...

It’s a beautiful day to save lives

Tess Breslin, Reporter

November 7, 2019

Every 2 seconds in the U.S., someone is in need of blood. You never know how great the effects of blood donations are until you are the one that is receiving one. Every time a person donates blood, three people are helped. Those people could be random strangers, or they can even be close friends or fa...

Wahlert Catholic swims to state

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Wahlert Girls’ Swimming has had a huge success throughout the season, and all their hard work has paid off because this Thursday, Nov. 7, the swimmers and divers will begin their state journey in Marshalltown, Iowa.  The girls started their season out strong when they won their first meet against...

Plays on a Street and at Wahlert

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

November 6, 2019

Here at Wahlert, most of the talk is about sports, classes, or big theatre productions like Little Shop of Horrors. But what some people may not know is that there is a smaller fall production in progress. Right now, the freshman and sophomore Thespians are hard at work memorizing lines and working on the pl...

Thespians take on Little Shop of Horrors

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

October 7, 2019

“Listen, Seymour. Just because you put a strange and interesting plant in the window doesn't mean that it'll bring customers!” Well, Seymour will be expecting the students of Wahlert at this year’s fall musical Little Shop of Horrors written by Howard Ashman.  This will be the first play ...

A warm welcome to all

Lola Grap, Reporter

October 7, 2019

Ms. Katie Decker, math Ms. Katie Decker taught at Mazzuchelli for 10 years. She started with 6th grade social studies, then 6th grade math, 8th grade math, then back to 6th grade math. She also was involved with Personalized Learning at Mazzuchelli. How are you liking Wahlert thus far? “I...

Students’ Spanish speaking skills succeed

Students’ Spanish speaking skills succeed

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

October 7, 2019

By Sophie Skemp of The Gleaner    Being fluent in two languages sounds challenging, but how beneficial can it be to a six year old? The students of Our Lady of Guadalupe have been immersing themselves in English and Spanish education since 2001, and the opportunity has now become so muc...

Same name, but different faces

Same name, but different faces

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

June 6, 2019

Some of you know the Jimmy McDermotts as Jimmy(1) and Jimmy(2), or have heard of two Abby Wagners walking the halls of Wahlert Catholic. Is there anything similar between them? Or are they completely opposite strangers with nothing in common? The two Jimmy McDermotts at Wahlert are actually ...

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