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Wahlert leaders leave lasting impact

Wahlert leaders leave lasting impact

Ivie Sprenger, Reporter

October 10, 2016

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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...

73 Dubuque teens ready for a weekend of fun

Emma Earles, Editor

November 18, 2015

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

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

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...

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