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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 ...

PL finishes up

Natalie Kelzer, Reporter

June 6, 2019

For Personalized Learning students, the end of the school year can be a mad rush of taking content assessments and finishing projects. But as they look back over the year, the students definitely found their first year in P.L. to be enjoyable. “My favorite part about Personalized Learning is the community because ...

Merch on it! The origin of Wahlert’s favorite phrase

John Sulentic, Reporter

May 20, 2019

By John Sulentic Of the Gleaner There is a not a lack of trustworthy people walking through the halls of Wahlert Catholic. Even so, there are, as always, people who enjoy to stretch the truth more than what it is recommended. Two years ago, Carter Bisdorf, ‘19, popularized a phrase that would ch...

All they do is win win win no matter what

Sam Ambrosy, Reporter

May 20, 2019

Winning a state championship is something that every high school athlete dreams of doing, yet few accomplish. Simply qualifying for the state tournament is a huge accomplishment in itself. At Wahlert, many sports teams have dominated in the state of Iowa over the past four years. The girl’s volleyball...

Upcoming movies of 2019

Upcoming movies of 2019

Lola Grap, Reporter

May 2, 2019

In 2018, avid theater goers were transported to places such as the land of Wakanda or travelled back in time to a 1970’s Queen concert. Some of the new movies, however, are going to bring you back to your own childhood, with live-action remakes of Lion King, Aladdin, and Dumbo. 2018 was a notable year in categ...

Students prep for an important decision

Sam Ambrosy, Reporter

April 17, 2019

  As the school year draws  to a close, many students in the senior class are faced with one of their biggest decisions yet: where to attend college. Many things factor into this question. Both David Hughes and Matthew Becker, ‘19, are looking for new opportunities within the business pro...

All smiles for Wahlert’s future leaders

Tess Breslin, Reporter

April 15, 2019

As the school year slowly comes to a close, the future leaders of our school are already making plans for next year. The new student body president, Ashley Steele, ‘20, and vice president, Lucas Topping, ‘20, are ready to take on their new responsibilities to lead the school. “My mai...

Saying goodbye to 2:45 and hello to 3:10

Tess Breslin, Reporter

March 15, 2019

With the abundant amount of school missed due to snow days and other weather-related disruptions, the school district decided to add an additional 25 minutes onto the end of each school day. As you can imagine, the reactions are mixed. “I think the 25 extra minutes is a good way to make up time. I...

Transfer students feel welcomed

Transfer students feel welcomed

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

March 15, 2019

Several new students began their journey at Wahlert at the start of the second semester. These transfer students made a big decision and are overall happy with their transition to a different school. “My biggest fear was getting around Wahlert, and not getting lost when finding my new classes,” s...

What have you done with your 2nd winter break?

Ava Hoelscher, Reporter

March 7, 2019

January 2019 brought a plethora of snow days, riddled with icy roads, bitterly cold temperatures, and powder-covered houses. With school cancellations, students stuck at home had to find different activities to take part in to distract themselves from the pile of homework waiting for them at Wahlert. M...

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