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A Crash Course in Freshman Year

Jack Doyle, Reporter

June 1, 2016


Filed under Student Life

  For the class of 2019, the 2016 school year could have been a  truly daunting one. It was a year of firsts: first day of high school, first high school sporting event, first AP class, and first time your GPA actually meant something. While dealing with this unknown territory, they were also faced ...

The curtain falls on this year’s Thespian troupe

The curtain falls on this year’s Thespian troupe

Carly Heying, Reporter

May 26, 2016


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To cap off the year, Wahlert Thespian troupe members, friends, and family gathered in the theater for Thespian Night, a celebration of all the theatrical events of the year. In addition to the celebration, new troupe members were inducted into the Thespian society through a definitely-not-cultish cerem...

How to study… in the summer

Annie Hermann, Reporter

May 25, 2016


Filed under Student Life

By Annie Hermann Of the Gleaner After three months of a seemingly total lack of brain activity, coming back to school can be a challenge. According to Oxford Learning, an equivalent to one entire month of learning is lost after summer vacation. And as much as you may love to just hang out at the be...

We were in kindergarten when…

Maria Ambrosy, Editor-in-Chief

May 18, 2016


Filed under Student Life

The class of 2016 has experienced some major events over the last 12 years. Below are some of the most memorable things that happened in the years of 2003-2004 and 2015-2016. We were in kindergarten when... Greenday’s American Idiot  was the one of the year’s most popular albums Bill...

Mythbusters: Studying Edition

Ali Schneider, Reporter

May 17, 2016


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May brings a lot of excitement to the halls of Wahlert Catholic, but with that excitement comes a lot of stress about the looming final tests and projects. Some students hit the books  early to get in as much studying time as they possibly can. Others wait until 8:00 the night before a final to start stud...

To take AP classes or not?

Emma Earles, Editor

May 3, 2016


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April showers bring May flowers... and new classes. It’s that time of year again when Wahlert students are asked to start signing up for classes in the coming fall. This is no easy task, and the dreaded question often arises: Should I take an AP class? AP, or Advanced Placement, classes are regu...

Culture for your feet

Culture for your feet

Annie Hermann, Reporter

April 15, 2016


Filed under Student Life

Art Club is back at again with the white Vans! Groups of students designed pairs of white Vans for the Vans Custom Culture Competition. The nationwide competition yields entries from LA, New York City, and even Dubuque. High schools which  enter receive four pairs of plain, white Vans. The shoe...

Boys’ basketball completes outstanding season

Boys’ basketball completes outstanding season

Alex Robbins, Sports Reporters

March 16, 2016


Filed under Sports, Student Life

Following back-to-back state championships and another outstanding season, going 19-5, the Wahlert basketball team went into this year’s state tournament feeling confident. Their attempt at a third straight championship began against MOC-Floyd Valley in which opposing players Levi Jansen and Christ...

Stay classy, Wahlert

Maria Ambrosy, Editor-in-Chief

March 7, 2016


Filed under News, Opinion, Student Life

Wahlert’s men’s basketball team is headed to Des Moines once again with a close victory over Waverly-Shell Rock. When the buzzer sounded, the Eagle’s Nest went crazy, as it should when the boys bring home a win. However, as soon as the game was over, one of the first things I heard out of t...

Top 10 places within 10 miles of Wahlert

Caroline White, Author

December 8, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life, Uncategorized

Have you ever had just an hour or two between school and the next thing on your to-do list? Here’s a list of my personal top 10 favorite places to burn time after school, in no particular order.   River Lights Bookstore Where? 1098 Main St. What? Tons of books: historical fiction, teen fiction, bi...

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