The Blue Streak

  • November 12KU Honor Scholar Program, WRHS Auditorium; 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • November 11NHS Blood Drive, WRHS Mat Room; 7:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • August 24AF JROTC Picnic, WRHS Cafeteria Patio; 11:30am - 12:30pm
  • August 232019-2020 Evaluation Orientation Meeting, WRHS Library; 7:00am - 8:00am
  • August 22Band Parent Council Meeting, WRHS Band Room; 6:00 - 7:00pm

Mental Health Club

Emma Schroeder, Writer

December 6, 2019

Last year, members of the student body began a mental health club in order to encourage further discussion and action over this important social issue. The club hopes to lessen the stigma over mental health and engage in projects that will provide more resources for high school students.  Senior Ad...

Hazen Introduces New Methods

Hazen Introduces New Methods

Hope Oswald, Writer

November 11, 2019

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, suicide is the second leading cause of death for teens. Rates of mental illness such as depression and anxiety in young people have been increasing in recent years, with 1 in 6 children and teens now facing a diagnosed mental illness. Many ...

Lifetime Fitness

Emma Schroeder, Writer

October 14, 2019

This year, a new class was added to WRHS physical education department. Lifetime Fitness is an opportunity for students to be exposed to a broader range of exercise besides typical sports and cardio. Senior Lillian Issitt was happy with the chance to learn new ways to stay active.  “In class w...

Environmental Club Helps Protect the Planet

Emma Schroeder, Writer

September 13, 2019

Washburn Rural’s Environment Club is taking an active role to impact the planet this year. This year they are supporting a school-wide petition to reduce the school’s carbon footprint. Senior Jenna Patterson is the Environmental Club President this year.  “Our goal is not only to educate everyone ...

WRHS DECA Competes at Nationals

WRHS DECA Competes at Nationals

Gwen Clark, Writer

May 8, 2019

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 ...

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