The Gleaner

On Wednesdays we wear ashes

On Wednesdays we wear ashes

Emma Earles, Associate Editor

March 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

When most people think of Lent, they think of Ash Wednesday, or not being able to go to Buffalo Wild Wings on Friday nights. While both these things are true, Lent can also be a time for deep personal growth. “I believe Lent is an awesome time for healing and miracles of joy to be experienced, if I ...

Wahlert seniors gain experience throughout community

Ivie Sprenger, Reporter

March 10, 2017


Filed under Student Life

Internships are a great way for people, especially students, to get a feel for a variety of potential career paths. Additionally, they allow the interns to put themselves in the shoes of the person that they are interning with to observe and shadow his or her job responsibilities. This year, th...

Special Day for Pets

Special Day for Pets

Ali Schneider, Reporter

February 18, 2017


Filed under Student Life

  Whether they have paws, claws, fur or scales, it is safe to say people love their pets just the way they are. Feb 20 is National Love Your Pet Day, a day set aside to remember our furry friends and appreciate all they do. Science teacher Korrin Schriver has a lot of pets to appreciate on pet day. ...

Supporting Catholic schools through the years

Supporting Catholic schools through the years

Alaina Robbins, Reporter

February 6, 2017


Filed under Student Life

The last Sunday of January marks the start of a nationally known week for students in Catholic institutions. Schools all around the world celebrate what a Catholic education offers. Oftentimes numerous activities go on throughout the week. In Dubuque, elementary to high school students celebrate by havi...

Flashback Friday

Flashback Friday

Ivie Sprenger, Reporter

December 14, 2016


Filed under Student Life

                                Have you ever wondered what Wahlert was like when it first opened in 1959? Many things that existed back then remain a tradition at Wahl...

Black friday frenzy

Alex Robbins, Reporter

December 5, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Every Thanksgiving, after families have enjoyed their feast together and given thanks for the many things in their lives, tens of millions of people find themselves seeking out the best deals for the holidays. On Black Friday it is common to find seemingly unending lines outsides of stores such as Tar...

[title of show] takes the stage

Maeve Breslin, reporter

November 30, 2016


Filed under A&E, Student Life

Every year hundreds of Thespians from all over Iowa come together in Cedar Falls to perform and learn from one another. This year, Mr. Colin Muenster and a group of students from all four grades traveled to UNI for the weekend. The students who went ranged from Thespian newbies who have only been invo...

Getting down to business with JA Titan

Getting down to business with JA Titan

Katie Breitbach, Reporter

November 14, 2016


Filed under Student Life

By Katie Breitbach Of the Gleaner As of about a month and a half ago, a group of young men have been involved with Wahlert’s Business Team. Alex Fischer ‘17, said, “We came in, began playing the simulator, and it really taught me a lot about the real-life aspects of a business. It has cau...

Fall into the season

Emma Earles, Associate Editor

October 12, 2016


Filed under Student Life

The typical response to “What should I do this fall?” usually includes a mix of “pumpkin spice lattes,” “jump in the leaves” and “carve pumpkins.” If we’re being honest, there are  only so many fall-flavored drinks a person can handle, no one really likes jumping in a pile of dead...

Students ready to ace the ACT

Students ready to ace the ACT

Maeve Breslin, reporter

October 12, 2016


Filed under Student Life

  While many students spend a lot of time studying for the ACT, some are going above and beyond for their preparation by taking an ACT prep course. This class met at Loras College over the course of two weeks and spent 4.5 hours each day studying strategies and taking practice tests.   This...

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