The Gleaner

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...

A day in the life of the Wahlert Show Band


Tony Medellin, Author

April 30, 2020

You've all seen the singing and dancing that happens in Show Choir, but what about the music behind it all? This video includes GoPro footage of the Wahlert Catholic High School Show Band at their final competition at Cedar Rapids Jefferson High School. The video takes you through the basics of what...

What a show choir season looks like: Wahlert Impact edition

Caroline Schmid, Reporter

April 1, 2020

Overall, this year’s show choir season was great. To be honest I was kind of worried about the new freshmen coming in because I didn’t know about all the talent, but it turned out that I didn’t have to be nervous because all the freshman, including the sophomores and juniors that make up I...

Small group, big group, red group, blue group

Sassy Six. 
Emily Barnes, '21, Veronica McDonald, '22, Kaylee Robles, Nora Mahoney, Hannah Busch, and Rita Jones, '21, get ready as a small group before dinner reservations.

Ashley Steele, Editor

February 10, 2020

by Ashley Steele of The Gleaner   As Winter Formal approaches, plans must be made. Between pictures, dinner reservations and car rides, group numbers are key to planning the evening. While some students prefer to go in a large group of friends, others prefer a smaller, close-knit group...

Bummers of babysitting

One of Ashley Steele's, '20, more successful babysitting experiences was a lemonade stand with her cousins.

Claire Walker, Reporter

January 30, 2020

Babysitting is a common way for teenagers to earn money here and there. It can be a good-paying job, and most times can prove to be very easy. However, not every babysitting experience goes as planned. Dalton Timmerman, ‘21, had quite the experience when babysitting a 3-year-old girl who insisted on...

Our thoughts on the traditions of The Nest

Wahlert students turned out full-force for the boys basketball game against Senior. Even though the underclassmen don't like some of the

William Herbst and Ashley Steele

January 30, 2020

The Nest was once known as one of the best student sections in the state. Hundreds of students would participate in every cheer with an immense amount of school spirit. Wahlert takes pride in its student section. However, the past few years it seems as though participation has declined among the birds in...

Cycling and yoga lead to a healthy lifestyle

Brooke Bauer, Reporter

January 30, 2020

  High school is arguably the hardest and most stressful four years of our lives. Teenagers juggle the stress of school and home life, extracurriculars and jobs, which can get to be crazy. The first step to balancing stress and the challenges of everyday life is taking care of yourself. ...

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