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  • November 22Thanksgiving Break: No school Nov 22-26

  • November 21Boys Basketball Scrimmage @ 6 in the Activity Center

  • November 17Variety Show in Auditorium @ 7

  • November 16State Cheer Showcase @ KS Expocenter

  • November 11Chess team gets second at tournament

Student wins art award

Student wins art award

Major Copeland, Writer

November 20, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life

On Nov 10 the AP Studio Art Class at Washburn Rural High School attended the annual High School Art Day held at Washburn University. The day is filled with activities including a week-long art exhibit of several different pieces that the students created that caught the eyes of several different professors....

Dropping a beat into the music industry

Dropping a beat into the music industry

Emily Burris, Online Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life

Recently, junior Jalen Malloy was playing some of his music for an Instagram Livestream and a friend of two famous rappers were watching. Malloy then met with that friend and got the opportunity to become a music producer for Rich the Kid and Famous Dex. Excited does not begin to describe how Malloy...

Board of education election

Board of education election

Brittney Wilson, Co-Editor

November 13, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

On Tuesday, Nov. 7, the citizens of the Washburn Rural school district cast their votes to elect two new Board of Education representatives. The new Board of Education members, Michael White and Jacquie Lightcap, will take office in January. Michael White, District 6c winner, is excited to be given...

Effects drawn from the state of our nation

Effects drawn from the state of our nation

Brittney Wilson, Co-Editor

October 17, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life, Uncategorized

The cold, brisk air hung low around New York city, signaling the impending snowfall. The altitudinous buildings towered over the people gathered in Washington Square Park, but not even the valley of edifices could make them feel as small as their oppressors. They wielded signs, demanding the termination...

Bringing awareness

Bringing awareness

Major Copeland, Writer

September 21, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Football season has returned and the team is excited for more than just stepping back onto the field. This year the they held a fundraiser to support St. Baldrick, a childhood cancer foundation that uses donations to fund research and cures for many children. Some of the football players did more than...

Students participate in homecoming

Students participate in homecoming

Brittney Wilson, Co-Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

Students put on their dancing shoes and got red-carpet ready on Sat., Sept. 17, for the homecoming dance. The dance took place in the Washburn Rural High School cafeteria, and to celebrate the 100th premier of the school, the theme was Hollywood. Senior Megan Lucas enjoyed planning and attending he...

New faces fill the school

New faces fill the school

Emily Burris, Online Editor

September 19, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

Washburn Rural High School added 32 new faces to the staff for the 2017-18 school year. One of the new teachers, Melissa Dunn, has been in the Auburn-Washburn District prior to coming to the high school. Dunn worked for four years as a Reading Interventionist at Pauline Central Primary School. Having...

Luetje, St John Walk in Fundraiser to Prevent Mental Illness

Megan Spangler, Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, News

With May being Mental Health Awareness month, states all across the country are bringing recognition to the issue. On May 13, Topeka, Kansas, sprang in on the action with their annual fundraiser walk. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosted a fundraising two mile walk at Hummer Sports P...

IB students attend international symposium in China

IB students attend international symposium in China

Kelli Burton, Print Editor

May 18, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Washburn Rural’s International Baccalaureate (IB) program brought six students to China for an International Student Leadership Symposium from March 20-28. These students included juniors Alexis Rawlings, Benjamin Nutter, Lesley Torices, Caleb Triggs, Balin Schneider and sophomore Alex Williams. The st...

Teacher displays work in First Friday Art Walk

Teacher displays work in First Friday Art Walk

Danielle Pancoast, Writer

April 11, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Every first Friday of the month, North Topeka puts on a First Friday Art Walk open for the public to walk around and look at art, go to antique shops, try new foods and listen to street music. Photo imaging teacher Mary St. John has been involved in making art all of her life and recently decided to ...

Group of students travel to Europe for spring break

Group of students travel to Europe for spring break

Brittney Wilson, Writer

March 28, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

For some students, spring break may mean beach days and extra sleep, but for certain scholars it means a chance to experience a different side of the world, literally and figuratively. AP Art History, AP European History and Honors Humanities students will be traveling to London, France and Normandy ...

Strike Out Sarcoma: Shuler battles cancer

Strike Out Sarcoma: Shuler battles cancer

Kelli Burton, Print Editor

March 17, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

“You have cancer” are three words that no person ever wants to hear, but three words that are heard all too often. In one year alone, approximately 1,658,370 people in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer. With such a large amount of people being diagnosed with this disease, it is common to know someone that has had or d...

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