The Gleaner

Students earn cash with a splash of fun

Jamie Vondra, Associate Editor

October 20, 2020

For many, a job is not a fun task, but something that has to be done. Well, why not work somewhere more suitable to your personality? Various students have found jobs that keep them interested and could even be described as enjoyable. The tourist town of Galena, Illinois, offers many interestin...


October 20, 2020


Mixing it up at lunch

Caroline Hutchinson, Reporter

September 25, 2020

When it comes to lunch, there's usually not much to it. Students either take cold lunch or hot lunch. More recently, many students have been switching things up and bringing in some new lunch boxes. While some people stick with the basics, some choose to go for funny ones like cartoons or animals....

Teachers combat COVID

Quinn Walsh, '23, sanitizes a table in Mr. Berning's room

William Herbst, Reporter

September 18, 2020

COVID-19 has been a huge factor in education for students. From wearing a mask to hopping on a Zoom call last year to keep safe in our homes, students have had a lot of adjusting to  do. However, this is true not only of students but of teachers as well. With some students going virtual, teachers h...

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream

Lilah Takes, Reporter

September 17, 2020

Dubuque has many popular ice cream places that are specially visited during the summer. Wahlert students voted on their favorites, which turned out to be Cold Stone, Beecher’s, and Dairy Queen.  Josh Chapman, ‘23, said, “My favorite is Beecher’s because I ate there a lot when I was a k...

A glimpse of freedom

Sophie Skemp, Reporter

May 3, 2020

During this time of isolation, take a moment to appreciate all life has given you. Reach out to family you may have not talked to in a long time, strike up a conversation with an old friend, and feel blessed for all opportunities that you have been given. Enjoy this four minute video of my Spring break...

Students find their online schooling groove

Students find their online schooling groove

Tess Breslin and Jamie Vondra

May 2, 2020

1. Clean Place, Clean Headspace As tempting as it can be to just grab your computer and get through the first zoom calls of the morning while lying in bed, it is very beneficial to get out of bed and find a space to focus. Nadine Mueller, ‘23, says, “Having a quiet place really helps me beca...

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