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Wahlert students selected as delegates in county convention

Connor Hartig, '20, is pictured with a group of people campaigning for Pete Buttiteig at a rally in Davenport, Iowa.

Maddie Roling, Editor

February 26, 2020

The upcoming presidential election has been heating up as delegates are preparing to attend the Democratic County Convention on Mar. 21. One alternate and three delegates were chosen, who are students at Wahlert. Avery Fair, ‘20, has been an active participant in politics throughout this election cy...

Parent-teacher conferences effectiveness

Mrs. Becky Varley enters grades into PowerSchool before meeting with parents this week.

Ashley Steele, Editor

February 18, 2020

by Ashley Steele Of the Gleaner This week students are going to enjoy a long four-day weekend. Teachers, however, will have a week full of parent-teacher conferences. Some students and parents still attend conferences; however, they do not seem to be the norm for many Wahlert students.  “My...

The music behind the champions

The show band celebrates their best band award, which they won at the Bettendorf competition.

Tony Medellin, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Feb. 8th was a great day for the Wahlert show choir program. During the competition at Bettendorf High School, Impulse won many awards including best vocals, best choreography, best crew, Grand Champions, and best band.  Impact also won Grand Champions in the prep division and made night finals fo...

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...

Dangers of Social Media

Dangers of Social Media

Alejandro Rojas, Editor

November 26, 2019

According to research published by the Pew Research Center in 2015, roughly 68 percent of adults use social media. Meanwhile, 90 percent of young adults, classified as being 18 to 29 years of age, use social media. Putting that first number into context, that means roughly 222.5 million adults use social...

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...

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