The Gleaner

73 Dubuque teens ready for a weekend of fun

Emma Earles, Editor

November 18, 2015

Filed under News

Imagine being in a place with over 23,000 other teenagers.This year, a group of 73 teenagers from Dubuque (1,624 from the Archdiocese of Dubuque) will be a part of the fun that NCYC (National Catholic Youth Conference) offers every other year in Indianapolis. NCYC is an opportunity to grow in fait...

Students Conquer Fear to Save Lives

Carly Heying, Reporter

November 16, 2015

Filed under News

To kick off November, Wahlert students braved needles and nausea to help save lives, skip class, and eat a cookie or two. Owen Borelli who turned sixteen the day before, just made the cut to donate blood to the American Red Cross school blood drive on Nov. 2nd. “My mom always gives blood,”...

Calling all green thumbs

Calling all green thumbs

Bridget Kircher, Reporter

November 12, 2015

Filed under News

LEAP has jumped back into Wahlert! LEAP, or Leaders of Environmental Action and Protection, is a club for anyone who loves the outdoors and wants to take part in making the world a better place through service. Joey Rauch, ‘19, says, “I was interesting in LEAP Club because I thought they had a go...

A Midsummer Night’s Dream

Mimi Ottavi, reporter

October 23, 2015

Filed under Features, News

Shakespeare and fairy dust are in the air as the Wahlert Drama department presents their fall show, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. For many, the language of Shakespeare can be hard to understand. However, it is not impossible!  Dealing with universal themes such as love and the problems it brings, the pl...

Abortion fast facts

Carly Heying, Author

October 5, 2015

Filed under Features, News, Uncategorized

At conception, a zygote contains all the genetic information needed to become a baby. 18 days after conception, a baby’s heart starts beating. After 28 days, a baby’s eyes, ears, and respiratory system begin to form. After 42 days, a baby’s brain waves are recorded. After 8 weeks, all...

Spanish students teach at Resurrection

Hanna Doerr, Copy editor

May 6, 2015

Filed under News, Student Life

On Friday, May 2 students from Mrs. Leonard’s Spanish IV classes and Ms. Santiago’s Honors Spanish II class spent the afternoon teaching elementary school students at Resurrection. For the seniors in Mrs. Leonard’s class, this teaching experience served as the semester final. “The greatest le...

Wahlert Prepares to Take the ACT

Wahlert Prepares to Take the ACT

Maria Ambrosy, Entertainment Editor

April 17, 2015

Filed under News


Student physicists to compete at state

Student physicists to compete at state

Trenton Grierson, Managing Editor

April 10, 2015

Filed under News

Suspense fill the gymnasium as Sam Berning, ‘15, wound taught the propulsion string of his mousetrap car and placed his creation, which he affectionately named “Thin Mint” due to its unorthodox color scheme and storage container, at the assigned starting point. His nervousness was obvious to both...

The College Experience

Martha Nowacki, Reporter

March 13, 2015

Filed under News

By Martha Nowacki Of the Gleaner   It’s that time of year again! The time of the year when senioritis strikes at its finest. Seniors are making final decisions on what colleges they are attending, anxiously awaiting acceptance letters, and writing scholarship essays. Let’s face it: Many ...

Talent show raises money for prostate cancer research

Talent show raises money for prostate cancer research

Maria Ambrosy, Entertainment Editor

February 3, 2015

Filed under A&E, News

During Catholic Schools Week, Wahlert had its very first talent show to raise money for prostate cancer research, the disease that Mr. Hefel, a beloved member of the Wahlert community, died from recently. The talent show included music, dancing, and even judo! Students donated money to vote for...

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