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Students crushing hard on Valentine’s Day

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

February 14, 2020

Wahlert’s student body is getting into the Valentine’s Day spirit by connecting with their upper and underclassmen crushes. Friday, Feb. 14th is Valentine's Day and students couldn’t be happier to spread their love throughout the school hallways. Freshman Lydia Foy crushes on senior Tanner ...

What is Dub’s most popular pizza hub?

Lily Roth, '20, enjoys Happy Joe's pizza while cheering on the boys basketball team.

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

January 30, 2020

It is already known that pizza is one of the most popular foods in America. In fact, almost 350 slices of pizza are eaten every second! In 2019, a poll on the website “The Daily Meal” asked subscribers what pizza chain they loved most. There were over 100 chains considered, but when it came do...

The life of a young entrepreneur

The life of a young entrepreneur

Libby Sigwarth, Reporter

January 15, 2020

This year, Abby Ehrler, ‘21, entered Wahlert as a transfer student from Galena. But she is more than just a transfer student; she is a business owner.  It all started three summers ago when Abby planted and harvested organic sweet corn. Her supply quickly sold out, so each summer she began grow...

Same last name, same origin, different spelling

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

December 12, 2019

What’s it like to have people always get your name wrong? If you’re a Schmid, Schmidt, Schmitt, or Schmitz, you probably know how it feels to have your name misspelled. Schmidt is derived from the common German last name “Schmied,” meaning “blacksmith.” In English, the equivalent to Schmied is “...

Hospital visits affecting Wahlert students

Hospital visits affecting Wahlert students

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

December 10, 2019

by Sophie Skemp  of the Gleaner   The Iowa Children's Hospital has helped many families across the U.S. The hospital has especially made an impact on three students here at Wahlert. These students got the privilege to be treated by or greatly supported by the nurses and doctors. Kate Hin...

One True Ironman

Tess Breslin, Reporter

November 7, 2019

An Ironman Triathlon is known around the whole world of being one of the hardest races an athlete can endure. An Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, and to finish it all off, a marathon, a 26.22 mile run. Most people would see those challenges and laugh saying that no one could ...

Oh, the places you will go

Erin Scott, '20, is pictured in Madison, Wisconsin. Scott had the opportunity to go on the Memorial Union Terrace.

Maddie Roling, Editor

October 25, 2019

When sitting in desks, many students may be craving to get away from the hustle and bustle of their everyday lives at school. While a vacation may be too far away, require too much time, or even be a little pricey, a few Wahlert students have found places in the Midwest that would be great for a weeke...

2019 Homecoming Court

2019 Homecoming Court

Libby Sigwarth, Reporter

October 7, 2019

Wahlert is full of spirited and bright individuals. Homecoming especially is a time where students can recognize classmates who exemplify one or more of the characteristics that they as a class value most. To get to know a few of the royal students on Homecoming Court, The Gleaner asked them a few qu...

Student Grants Garden

Student Grants Garden

October 7, 2019

by Zoey May of The Gleaner   While most teens spend their summers hanging out with friends and going on vacation, Hannah McDermott, ‘20, spent her days building a rosary garden for Saint Mary’s Elementary School.  In an effort to acquire the prestigious Stars and Stripes award fr...

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