The Gleaner

Kaepernick: Taking a stand, pointing a finger

Caroline White, Author

October 10, 2016


Filed under Opinion

On Sept. 13, 1814, Francis Scott Key, an American lawyer, watched from a British warship in the Baltimore Harbor as Fort McHenry was ruthlessly pounded by bullets and explosives during a 25-hour attack in the War of 1812. The morning after the carnage, the smoke cleared and Key was surprised to see the ...

Infuse your life with action

Mimi Ottavi, Reporter

May 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

There is nothing to say that has not already been said before. Since the formation of the English language, people have strung together words that they believed would make an impact. Advice was, and still is, handed out like flyers among the buzzing masses, encouraging the world to let go of what they...

The golden rule

Maria Ambrosy, Editor-in-Chief

May 23, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The last of the “lasts” is here. In less than one week the class of 2016 will exit the doors of Wahlert as students for the last time. In my humble opinion, the seniors this year are some of the best Wahlert has seen in awhile. That’s setting the bar pretty high, but this group of loud, spirite...

Shining a spotlight on the arts

Shining a spotlight on the arts

Mimi Ottavi, reporter

March 17, 2016


Filed under Opinion

In seemingly every high school movie, there are cliques that separate students. The jocks, the popular kids, the goths...and then there’s the theater kids. These are the kids in the hipster-esque clothing, always carrying a script and bursting into song at inappropriate moments. Kids who, to the anno...

Freaking out over fitting in

Ali Schneider, Reporter

March 9, 2016


Filed under Opinion

Have you ever been put in the hard place of being in between friend groups? A time when you are forced to move on from your old friends because of distance and are dreading having to start anew. You’re not really “in” with your new group of friends, but you have already started to grow apart fro...

Stay classy, Wahlert

Maria Ambrosy, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

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...

How white was Jesus?

Annie Hermann, Reporter

March 1, 2016


Filed under Opinion

The new movie Risen was recently released depicting the story of Jesus’ resurrection. Despite having a new perspective from the point of view of a nonbeliever, the film has one thing in common with its fellow biblical movies: almost every character is white. Most of the cities in the bible are located in present day Israel, ...

“Nice weather we’re having…”

Maria Till, Editor-in-Chief

May 26, 2015


Filed under Opinion

With summer in full swing for the newly graduated class of 2015, the infamous graduation parties and crazy amounts of cheesy potatoes have commenced. Whether you have a party so you’re not in complete debt next year or just to celebrate your four years of hard work, most people have them. At every...

Buyer beware

Sophia Shubatt, Reporter

May 22, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Everything matters. What you say, what you do, and even what you buy matters. Things aren’t like they used to be, when every store you went to was quiet, family-owned and local. These days, things are run by huge corporations, and it’s easy to look no further than the price tag of that cute shirt...

Decking the halls…or lack thereof

Maria Till, Editor-In-Chief

December 19, 2014


Filed under Opinion

It is Dec. 19th and Christmas is less than a week away, but by the looks of the halls at Wahlert, you would never know it. We are a Catholic school and the whole reason for celebrating Christmas is because of our faith, yet how are we celebrating at all? There is no evergreen tree in the lobby to decorate,...

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