The Blue Streak

  • May 19Class of 2020 Graduation Ceremony, Kansas Expocentre; 7:00 pm

  • May 18This Generation (TG) Farewell, Auditorium; 7:00 - 9:00 pm

  • May 16NHS Meeting, Auditorium; 7:15 - 7:50 am

  • May 15V Softball @ Regional Softball Tournament (WR-Host), WRHS 58th Street Field; 2:00 - 7:00 pm

  • May 15StuCo Meeting, Audtiorium; 7:30 - 7:55 am

WRHS DECA Competes at Nationals

WRHS DECA Competes at Nationals

Gwen Clark, Writer

May 8, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS

The Washburn Rural High School DECA Club attended the National Career Development Conference on April 27-30. The competition was held in Orlando, Fla. at the Orange County Convention Center. The DECA International Career Development Conference is the conclusion of the DECA year. Over 18,000 DECA member...

Marching Band Gets New Uniforms

Marching Band Gets New Uniforms

Lauren Miller, Writer

May 6, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS

The Washburn Rural High School Marching Band will be wearing new uniforms for the 2019 marching season. After many years, the band will be trading in their berets for plumed hats. The school’s colors --blue, white, and black-- will be apparent in the new uniforms. The old material will be crafted...

The Endangered Species Act

Major Copeland, Writer

April 30, 2019


Filed under Feature

Due to global warming and the continuous harm to the planet created by humans, earth is dying, and many of the living organisms that rely on the planet are dying too. But there are some who realize this and want to do things to prevent this from happening. One such thing put in place to help is the En...

Band Fest 2019

Lauren Miller, Writer

April 24, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Sixth grade band students across Shawnee County participated in Band Fest on April 18. Band Fest offered students a chance to meet and listen to other band students at Washburn Rural High School and Middle School. It was an opportunity for younger students to see how their musical skills will progress in...

Competing vs. Collaborating in Classrooms

Marta Johnston, Writer

April 23, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

There are numerous ways to approach education. The methods by which teachers teach their students vary greatly, and students can learn differently according to each of them. Two rather prominent ways in which students learn are by means of both competing and collaborating. These two techniques of tra...

Orchestra Competes in State Music Festival

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS

The Washburn Rural zero and first hour orchestras attended the Wichita State University Orchestra Festival Invitational on April 9, and the State Music Festival at Lawrence High School on April 11. Both orchestras performed at each location. The orchestra groups received scores from judges at each comp...

WRHS DECA Competes in State Competition

WRHS DECA Competes in State Competition

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

The Washburn Rural DECA club attended the state competition on March 4-5. It was held in Manhattan at the Kansas State campus. The students competed in a variety of events, including presentations, role plays, and testing. Seniors Harper Zimlich, Nadia Jackson, Sydney Yost, Emma Getsinger, and sopho...

The Source of Cramming for Tests

Major Copeland, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Feature, Student Life

Many students have a hard time balancing their school work and extracurriculars. On many an occasion, students end up falling behind. This results in the important preparation for large tests going unnoticed. Students often speak of the need to stay awake late at night studying for a test that they ...

Are Cell Phones Dangerous?

Major Copeland, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Feature

In the 21st Century cell phones have become a prominent part of most people's lives. But do using these portable communicators harm humans and the way we think? Cell phones were introduced in April of 1973. The first mobile phone was created by Martin Cooper. During this time there was a race to...

Senior Carly Bachelor Receives McDonald All American Recognition

March 1, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Girls Basketball, Sports, Winter Sports

This year has been a memorable one so far for everyone involved in a sport or activity. This holds especially true for the boys and girls basketball teams. This season has been one to remember with both teams going undefeated for several months and being eligible for the sub-state tournament coming up ...

Exploring College Major Options

Lauren Miller, Writer

March 1, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

High school is the time students begin to start thinking and planning for their future. Students at Washburn Rural are given several opportunities to see what subjects interest them and what career they want to pursue post-high school. Washburn Rural High School provides a program called Naviance fo...

Updated Tardy Policy

Updated Tardy Policy

Emily Burris, Online Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Washburn Rural is creating a new tardy policy for the upcoming 2019-2020 school year. While some kinks are being worked out the gist of the policy has been finalized. Administration wants to take the responsibility off of the teacher’s hands when it comes to students being late to class. As of...

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