The Blue Streak

  • March 3Renaissance Lunch, Auditorium Commons Noon-1:15
  • March 3Varsity Girl's Basketball Sub-State, WRHS 7 pm
  • March 3Vocal Concert/Choral, Auditorium, Men's @ 6-7:30 pm Women's 7:30-9 pm
  • March 2BOE Meeting, Shuler Education Center 6:30 pm
  • March 2Winter Bands Concert, Auditorium 7-8:30 pm

Challenges of WRHS Grocery Store Workers

Emma Schroeder, Writer

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 have been able to make over this past month and a half. Local grocery stores in Topeka rely heavily o...

Sources of Strength Spotlight

Emma Schroeder, Writer

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 of increasing concerns regarding suicide within the high school community. This program is actively workin...

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...

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