The student news site of Wahlert Catholic High School

The Gleaner

The student news site of Wahlert Catholic High School

The Gleaner

The student news site of Wahlert Catholic High School

The Gleaner

Eagle love soars to new heights

Eagle love soars to new heights

Jamie Vondra, Editor June 16, 2022

Trees blossom, flowers bloom, birds sing, the sun shines and the love story of Alex Oberfoell and Kylee Mitwede, ‘22, begins. The two began talking at the beginning of sophomore year when their mutual...

Gockel gets a head start on the future

Lauren McClimon, Reporter May 24, 2022

By Lauren McClimon Of The Gleaner  Most students don’t get a glimpse into a profession until the first day of the job, but Faith Gockel, ‘25, was involved in a once in a lifetime event to...

How to be a Survivor in Rollins

Logan Trifone, Reporter May 24, 2022

Are you in the dress code? If not, you had better be when walking into Mr. Ralph Rollins’ class. Mr. Rollins teaches AP US History and Honors US History. You had also better not have a Bubblr,...

Eagles on ice

Alena Brimeyer, Reporter May 24, 2022

For most people, ice is something that they don’t give much thought to, except when it comes in the winter and finally leaves in the spring. A couple students, though, are quite comfortable around...

Life in the fast lane

Taylor Borgerding, Reporter April 5, 2022

Swimmers step up, take your mark… BEEP! The race has begun.  For Aiden Yaklich ‘22, and Kyle Powers ‘25, their hard work has paid off as they have swum their way to Nationals.  From...

Sports “Reiter” living the dream

Michael Spahn, Reporter March 9, 2022

Many people have dream jobs, and Bill Reiter, 96’ is living the dream as a CBS sports radio host. He graduated from the University of Missouri in 2000, then got his first job at the Chicago Tribune...

Not your typical Iowa farmer

Lilah Takes, Associate Editor March 7, 2022

Prominent Dubuque, Iowa civil rights leader, Ruby Sutton, actively fought racism. Her daughter, Lynn Sutton, continues her legacy with a different lens. In 2011, Lynn Sutton’s activist career began when...

Once you’re released from prison, are you ever really free?

Izzy Ungs, Reporter March 7, 2022

Born on the South Side of Chicago, Caprice Jones was a boy who could be described as brilliant from the beginning. At just six years old, he received an offer to the University of Chicago Lab school. Despite...

Growing writers, readers, and thinkers: a lifelong learner’s path to educating

Growing writers, readers, and thinkers: a lifelong learner’s path to educating

Ava Hoelscher, Editor January 14, 2022

As a teenager, Heather Trees believed her future was onstage. She never expected to be where she is now -- teaching at a small Catholic high school in Dubuque, Iowa. Her eagerness to accept new challenges...

To the outback she goes

To the outback she goes

Sophia Wagner, Reporter May 17, 2021

Many students say they want to get as far away as they can when they leave for college, but normally they stay in the United States. Alix Oliver, ‘21, is headed for a long trip to Australia to further...

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