The Gleaner

Christmas Candle Walk Weekend

Betsy Till, Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life

The day after Thanksgiving, the Fourth Street Elevator sponsors the Christmas Candle Walk Weekend. This event can get people into the Christmas spirit. Downtown merchants put luminaries on the sidewalks. Families who stay in town or who come from out of town come with their kids. As the families w...

Opposing opinions on no facial hair at Wahlert

Betsy Till, Editor

November 23, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life, Uncategorized

Allowing boys to have facial hair at Wahlert generates varying reactions. There are many people who think boys should be able to have facial hair, but others disagree with it.      

YouTubers of Wahlert

November 17, 2015


Filed under A&E, Student Life

By Eric Leigh Of the Gleaner “A picture is worth a thousand words. So a video is worth... a lot of words,” Sam Sykes, ‘19, claims. That is part of the reason Sykes, along with several other students, creates videos on YouTube and maintains a channel. Sykes has a YouTube channel called ...

Silent Solidarity

Maria Ambrosy, Editor-in-Chief

October 20, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life

Each day 4,000 unborn babies lose their lives to abortion. October celebrates Pro-Life Month, and the 40 Days for Life is currently taking place. Wahlert's Respect Life Club has been participating in this movement by raising money for the Chelsea's Dream Foundation, an organization that helps families...

Awko-taco teacher moments

Eric Leigh

October 7, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life

We all have those occasional awkward interactions with teachers when we see them outside of school. Here are some memorable student-teacher awkward moments.   "One time I saw Mrs. Kitzinger at an ortho appointment, so I hid my face in my hoodie while she yelled at her youngest child." -Matthew...

Mental Illness Awareness Week

Allie Foy, Author

October 5, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life, Uncategorized

  Anxiety disorders Excessive worrying Sleep problems Irrational fears Muscle tension Chronic indigestion Stage fright Self-consciousness Panic (attacks) Flashbacks Perfectionism Compulsive behaviors Self-doubt ---------------------------------------------------------------------------...

An untitled poem by Taylor Reichel about the fear of speech and the struggle of writing

Taylor Reichel, Guest Author

October 5, 2015


Filed under Features, Student Life, Uncategorized

it's 2:22 in the morning, the moon is spitting a chorus, the bedsheets are whispering stanzas, my bones are humming a D major scale, everyone is writing poetry, and i am alone cramming pretentious words into my ears, hoping pretty ones will come out my lips, hoping i won't choke...

Same but different

Allie Foy

May 26, 2015


Filed under Student Life

      There are three popular dance studios in Dubuque that provide young people with the opportunity to compete competitively against other dance studios in different cities. To help compare the three studios, three Wahlert students share information and experiences about t...

Getting prepared for tryouts

Betsy Till, Reporter

May 22, 2015


Filed under Student Life, Uncategorized

The season for tryouts has started. Whether you are singing and dancing or competing on the field, hours of preparation usually pay off.

Do you “Wand” to get hypnotised?

Do you “Wand” to get hypnotised?

Maria Ambrosy, Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2015


Filed under Student Life

Hypnosis is a state of human consciousness involving focused attention and reduced peripheral awareness characterized by an enhanced capacity for response to suggestion. Dr. Jim Wand, a very famous hypnotist has performed at Wahlert's post prom party every year for the last 20 years. Students leap out...

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