The Blue Streak

  • February 16Grease, Auditorium; 7 - 10 pm

  • February 16Boys Swimming State Championship Finals, Capitol Federal Natatorium; 10:30 am

  • February 16V Wrestling @ Regional Tournament, Garden City HS; 9 am

  • February 16Powerlifting Meet @ Horton; 9 am - 2 pm

  • February 16Artathon Art Lock In, G464; 9 am - 5 pm

Poudre Canyon in Colorado

Poudre Canyon in Colorado

Laney Frydendall, Photographer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Feature

Impacts of Cheating in High Schools

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Cheating is an issue that affects many high schools, including Washburn Rural. Normally, students cheat to try to get a better score on an assignment to raise their grade, even if it isn’t their own work. Teachers often try to help students understand that they shouldn’t cheat just because it's wrong, ...

Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble

Lauren Miller, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Band students at Washburn Rural High School were given the opportunity to participate in Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble at Washburn University. Students involved in band could request a place in the band and attend two rehearsals before the evening performance. For entry, students were required to send in ...

Pep Band Tours Middle and Elementary Schools

Major Copeland, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Every year in January the Washburn Rural High School Pep Band travels around to the 437 elementary schools and plays some of the classic tunes. There is a wide array of songs. From motown, to pop, and blues. At every school, once the music began to play, teachers and students alike began to dance and sing a...

The Value of Valentine’s Day

The Value of Valentine’s Day

Marta Johnston, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Feature, Student Life

The annual holiday of Valentine’s Day is usually approach by the public with very mixed feelings. People usually approach the love-oriented holiday based on their own situation regarding such. The  holiday was originally appointed by the Roman Catholic Church as a means of honoring the martyr Saint V...

Savian Edwards

Savian Edwards

Alex Woods, Photographer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Student Life

Rudolph Controversy

Rudolph Controversy

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The classic children’s Christmas movie “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” has been receiving negative feedback recently after being aired 54 years ago. Viewers are asking for the movie to be banned from being played on tv due to its racist, homophobic, and exploitative aspects throughout the movie. ...

A Commercialized Christmas

Marta Johnston, Writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Feature

It seems as though every year in every children's Christmas play, people are reminded of the “true meaning” of Christmas. Everyone must constantly be reminded of the fact that the holiday season is not simply one of gift giving and eggnog. The origin of Christmas is complex, yet now the focus is not on ...

Teen Driving

Emily Burris, Online Editor

December 18, 2018


Filed under Feature

Teenager’s ears are filled with one liners about how they should not be on the road because of the accidents caused. Some may think that adults are simply overreacting. Although taking teenagers off the road is not the answer, they are definitely to blame for a majority of vehicle accidents. There ...

Transitioning to College: Insight from WRHS Alumni

Brittney Wilson, Ads Manager

December 18, 2018


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

As the first semester of the school year draws to a close, seniors may begin to feel anxious about their future plans. Washburn Rural alumni, now in college, give insight on what to expect when transitioning to college. Freshman Luke Gomez studies economics at the University of Nebraska. He says th...

Swim Team

Swim Team

Jenna Love, Photographer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Boys Swim/Dive, Feature, Sports, Student Life, Winter Sports

Kansas Sunsets

Kansas Sunsets

Jordyn Seamans, Photographer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Feature

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