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What’s Crackin’ During the Nutcracker?

What’s Crackin’ During the Nutcracker?

Libby Sigwarth, Reporter

January 15, 2020

The Nutcracker is a Christmas tradition. The two-act ballet features timeless characters such as the Sugar Plum Fairy, Clara, the Nutcracker and the Snow Queen, and the familiar music of the composer, Tchaikovsky. The ballet is full of beautiful costumes, music, lights, and graceful dancing. Ballet co...

Revival of childhood memories

Lola Grap, Reporter

January 15, 2020

As the 2010s come to an end, students at Wahlert remember their childhood with nostalgic toys, accessories, and games.   Anna Slaght, ‘21 I specifically remember playing “Let’s Go Fishin’” with my brother and sister. Every time I see one, I think back to 2010, and I just get...

Siblings or best friends for life?

Lola Grap, Reporter

January 15, 2020

by Lola Grap of The Gleaner   Having a sibling at school can have it’s advantages and disadvantages. It can mean an automatic friend, someone to help you when you are struggling with homework, or just someone to complain to. At Wahlert, numerous students have siblings who also attend Wah...

Table Tennis takes off

Table Tennis takes off

William Herbst, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Ping-pong has been rooted in Chinese history as one of the most decorated sports in its culture. It has been a staple of Chinese athletics for decades and the sport gains national attention in the country every day. China is a heavyweight at the Olympic games, and ping-pong has historically been the count...

NCYC: Overwhelmingly wonderful

Tess Breslin, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Overwhelming. The word overwhelming normally gets a bad wrap, but it is the best way to describe my experience at NCYC, the National Catholic Youth Conference. To have the opportunity to be a part of a group consisting of  20,000 teens that all want to grow in their faith is inspiring yet a bit overwhelmin...

Dance marathon: It’s for the kids

Dance marathon: It’s for the kids

Maddie Roling, Editor

December 12, 2019

Every holiday season, families across the nation come together and celebrate their many blessings in life. For some kids staying at the Children’s Hospital in Iowa City, they are simply grateful for the gift of living despite the many struggles they face on a daily basis. While lots of kids will be fortunate enough ...

Parents impact students’ everyday life

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

December 12, 2019

Have you ever thought about how different your life could be if you had a parent as a teacher? Well, some students are living with this reality every day. For some, their experience feels exactly as it would without a parent, but others find that it greatly affects their daily life. Coincidentally,...

Visual artists in action

Visual artists in action

Jamie Vondra, Reporter

December 10, 2019

According to Mary Meeker’s annual Internet Trends report, people from around the world take an average of 1.8 billion photos per day. This does not even include the 87 million snapchats sent out each day by users around the world. As humans, we use our photography skills every day, but some...

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...

How the Eagles Save Christmas

Claire Walker, Reporter

November 19, 2019

‘Tis the season of giving back to those in need. Christmas is right around the corner, which means so is Operation Elf. Operation Elf is an opportunity for students to receive an assigned family, collect money and purchase gifts, and deliver them to their family. This project not only brings great...

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