The Gleaner

Students ‘pumped’ to give blood

Jack Kalb, Author

November 18, 2016


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by Jack Kalb Of the Gleaner Here at Wahlert, students are given a plentiful number of opportunities to make a difference in our world. Recently, one of these opportunities occurred at the blood drive on Nov. 7. The blood drive was hosted by the Red Cross and was offered as an opportunity to students...

Coming Soon: Snap Inc Spectacles change Snapchat world

Alaina Robbins, Reporter

October 12, 2016


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After two years of rumors, Snapchat, now known as Snap Inc, released two new blog posts on Sept. 24, 2016. Out of nowhere, Snap Inc informed their users about the new and improved Snap Inc product. The product is a pair of sunglasses that allows the owner to record events with the Spectacles. Snap I...

Top 10 changes of iOS 10

Carlie Noel, Editor

October 10, 2016


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Attention all iPhone users! Have you had the chance to update to the new iOS 10 software? Whether you have or haven’t, you’ve most likely heard some buzz about all of the new features. Here are the top 10 most substantial changes to know about:   New Lock Screen This new feature is most ...

Wahlert leaders leave lasting impact

Wahlert leaders leave lasting impact

Ivie Sprenger, Reporter

October 10, 2016


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DAYLC, the Dubuque Area Youth Leadership Council, is a Dubuque County Organization that elects the top 100 student leaders in the area. Teachers recommend students in eleventh grade that they feel exemplify the characteristics of a positive leader. Those recommended must then apply to the organization...

New year, new robot for FTC Robotics Club

Elizabeth Gehling, Reporter

October 7, 2016


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Four years ago, Wahlert introduced the FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) Robotics Club. Mr. Bob Oberfoell, science teacher, became the first faculty supervisor when the club began, and Mr. Tyler Decker, math teacher, agreed to help out three years ago when he came to Wahlert. “Students design and build ...

Books coming to theaters

Caroline White, Reporter

May 25, 2016


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  Is the book really better than the movie? Decide for yourself! Here are ten books coming to theaters later this year.   Through the Looking Glass by Lewis Carroll What’s it about?  In this sequel to Alice in Wonderland, Alice returns to Wonderland by climbing through a mirror. Once there, the R...

In with the new, out with the old

In with the new, out with the old

Tanner Horchak, Author

March 17, 2016


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Many people are wondering what is going on with the huge wooden walls in the halls while they are walking to their classes. They may also wonder what the loud banging sounds coming from behind those boards are. Wahlert has started the renovation to the northeast side of the main building, on all 3...

We’ve Got Your Back

By Sophia Shubatt, Reporter

March 15, 2016


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Some dangers are such a common sight in our daily lives that we ignore them completely. It seems crazy that something as normal as a high school student’s backpack can actually be a  health hazard. According to studies done by the American Occupational Therapy Association, students should not carry a backpack that weighs more than 10 p...

Stay classy, Wahlert

Maria Ambrosy, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2016


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Wahlert’s men’s basketball team is headed to Des Moines once again with a close victory over Waverly-Shell Rock. When the buzzer sounded, the Eagle’s Nest went crazy, as it should when the boys bring home a win. However, as soon as the game was over, one of the first things I heard out of t...

‘Tis the season for freezin’

Katie Loeffelholz, Reporter

November 19, 2015


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Have you ever seen a minion in real life? MacKenzie MacDonald, a worker in the Wahlert kitchen, has seen one. She, along with some of her friends, dressed up as minions to participate in this year’s Polar Plunge. That means that MacKenzie and friends braved the c-c-cold Mississippi waters to rais...

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