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Small group, big group, red group, blue group

Small group, big group, red group, blue group

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

Bummers of babysitting

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

Our thoughts on the traditions of The Nest

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. ...

Disney Plus Vs. Netflix

Zoey May, Reporter

January 30, 2020

By Zoey May Of The Gleaner   On Sept. 23, 2010, a remarkable event took place: Blockbuster, the once-giant video rental service, closed its doors for good. The cause was obvious: Netflix, an online streaming service, had taken over.. It has been nearly ten years since then, and while...

Beneficial new laws for Iowa teens

Beneficial new laws for Iowa teens

Makayla Schockemoehl, Reporter

January 30, 2020

  Did you know that you can be ticketed for having your phone in your hand while driving? Whether you were stopped at the stop light, just changing the song, answering a phone call while it was on speaker… it doesn’t matter. As long as the phone is in your hand, you can be ticketed in Io...

Caucusing: What is it? How does it work?

Caucusing: What is it? How does it work?

Alejandro Rojas, Editor

January 30, 2020

It may be hard to believe, but it’s already 2020. Not only is it the beginning of a new decade, but it’s also an election year here in the United States. In November, we, as a nation, will vote on our leader for the next four years, be it President Trump again or a new person. Before any of that ...

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...

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