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  • September 8Football @ Manhattan High School

  • September 5Boys Soccer vs St Thomas Aquinas at 6:15

  • August 21First Solar Eclipse in 38 Years

  • May 12Boys tennis competes at State at Olathe Northwest at 11 a.m.

  • May 12Girls swim competes at League at the KSU Natatorium at 3:30 p.m.

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...

Students discuss meaning of Valentine’s Day

Students discuss meaning of Valentine’s Day

Kelli Burton, Print Editor

February 28, 2017


Filed under Feature

According to CNN, $18.6 billion will be spent on Valentine’s Day on several different purchases. $1.6 billion is the amount people will spend on candy, $1.9 billion is spent on flowers and $4.4 billion is spent on diamonds, silver and gold. In addition to the U.S., the holiday is also celebrated in...

Students explore science through Science Olympiad

Students explore science through Science Olympiad

Brittney Wilson, Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Science Olympiad is a science competition created to give students the opportunity to learn some science and have some fun in the process. The regional competition will take place at Johnson County Community College on Feb. 25, and the State competition will take place on April 1 in Wichita. Participa...

Students give back through Doxazo

Students give back through Doxazo

Brittney Wilson, Writer

February 1, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life

From Dec. 27-Dec. 30, students had the opportunity to serve on a Doxazo mission trip. The mission trip took place in Topeka and aided kids in the Hi-Crest community. Ryan Wynne is the Director of Doxazo Ministries which was founded in 2005 originally as a one-week sports camp for elementary-age boys. Sin...

Wrecks pose as a threat for high school drivers

Wrecks pose as a threat for high school drivers

Emily Burris, Writer

January 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 221,313 teenagers were treated in emergency departments last year for injuries that were suffered in motor vehicle accidents. Washburn Rural is no stranger to these types of dangerous accidents. From the first day of school unt...

Students set New Year’s resolutions

Students set New Year’s resolutions

Kelli Burton, Print Editor

January 31, 2017


Filed under Feature, Student Life

While in high school, it can become easy to lose sight of one’s goals with everything else happening in life. For that reason, it can be helpful for students to set resolutions for the New Year. Common resolutions in high school range anywhere from keeping a calendar, committing to good grades or try...

Foreign exchange students experience holidays in U.S.

Foreign exchange students experience holidays in U.S.

Danielle Pancoast, Writer

December 16, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

The holiday season is an enjoyable time of year for most, but some individuals do not get to spend it with their family. Whether it’s by choice or not, it is still difficult to be away from loved ones during the holidays. The foreign exchange student program at Washburn Rural allows students from all ...

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