The Blue Streak

  • November 26Thanksgiving-No School
  • November 23Start Virtual Classes
  • November 17Virtual Scholars Bowl Tournament @ 4pm
  • November 17Site Council Meeting @ 6:30pm
  • November 17Group A StuCo Meeting @ 7:20am at Auditorium

COVID Impacts at Homestead of Auburn Assisted Living

November 12, 2020

Normal things at Homestead of Auburn Assisted Living are not so normal anymore due to the pandemic.   Raini Mueting, the Certified Medication Aide at Homestead of Auburn, has elaborated on the...

The Effects of COVID-19 on Public Education

November 12, 2020

Imagine you are a student in high school right now. You walk into school on your group's assigned day because you only get to be in the school building two days a week, and you are wearing a mask. As you...

A Day in the Life of an All Online Learner

November 12, 2020

7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. Beep. Beep! Beep!! Beep!!! An alarm goes off, jostling Washburn Rural High School sophomore Nadiya Al-Murrani awake. Al-Murrani wipes the sleep from her eyes before leaning across...

Conspiracy Theory: Old Charleston Jail, Haunted?

Conspiracy Theory: Old Charleston Jail, Haunted?
October 23, 2020

A few weeks ago, I went on a trip to visit the ocean. After returning (and quarantining), I reviewed the photos I had taken and was surprised to find that I had caught a few spooky specters making...

COVID-19 Affects Equestrians

COVID-19 Affects Equestrians
October 9, 2020

Crooked Post Farm riders Haley Mannel and Talor Sutton have had their ups and downs with what COVID-19 has brought to the equestrian world. By the beginning of April, nearly all Kansas barns shut down,...

COVID-19’s Effects on WRHS Volleyball

COVID-19's Effects on WRHS Volleyball
October 9, 2020

Covid-19 has taken its toll on the world and on youth athletics. Despite these adversities, the Washburn Rural Volleyball team has had a fun and successful season. The effects of Covid-19 on the volleyball...

Life of a Manager

Life of a Manager
October 8, 2020

The Washburn Rural football managers work hard to prepare the players and coaches for practices and games. Junior managers Nick Selm and Kayla Pagles feel like they play an important role in doing some...

School in a Pandemic

October 8, 2020

Times have changed due to the mass spread of COVID-19. Most districts have presented plans for handling COVID. Some schools have decided to return to class full time, be fully online, or go hybrid (both...

Challenges of WRHS Grocery Store Workers

May 2, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed more strain on the US food industry and grocery stores now more than ever. For many non-essential workers, going to the grocery store has been one of the few outings people...

Sources of Strength Spotlight

April 25, 2020

As classrooms, sports, and clubs have stopped due to COVID-19, one program at Washburn Rural High School has remained dedicated to its activity. The Sources of Strength campaign was developed as a result...

Mental Health Club

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...

Hazen Introduces New Methods

Hazen Introduces New Methods
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...

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