The Blue Streak

  • April 20V Track & Field @ KU Relays, University of Kansas Rock Chalk Park; 8:00 am,

  • April 19School IN Session - Snow Make-up Day

  • April 18District Bandfest Concert, Activity Center; 7:00 - 8:00 pm

  • April 18JV/V Girls' Soccer vs. Mill Valley HS, WRHS McElroy Field; 4:30 - 8:00 pm

  • April 18Blue Print Judging, Library; 3:00 - 9:00 pm

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...

Poudre Canyon, CO

Poudre Canyon, CO

Laney Frydendall, Photographer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Feature

Students Need to Volunteer

Marta Johnston, Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Feature, Student Life

Volunteering is an act greatly appreciated in many areas of life. Those applying for jobs and colleges who have volunteer activities included on their applications are more likely to get jobs or gain placement at a college. Helping organizations fulfill their needs regardless of any earned income is, in man...

Orchestra Tours Elementary Schools

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

The Washburn Rural first hour orchestra visited Auburn Elementary, Jay Shideler Elementary and the middle school orchestras on Jan. 28. The orchestra played a variety of songs for the audiences to enjoy. Orchestra director David Ohse says the band and chorus, along with the orchestra, go visit two ele...

Poudre Canyon in Colorado

Poudre Canyon in Colorado

Laney Frydendall, Photographer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Feature

Impacts of Cheating in High Schools

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Cheating is an issue that affects many high schools, including Washburn Rural. Normally, students cheat to try to get a better score on an assignment to raise their grade, even if it isn’t their own work. Teachers often try to help students understand that they shouldn’t cheat just because it's wrong, ...

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