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

Impacts of Cheating in High Schools

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 4, 2019

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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...

Topeka Youth Wind Ensemble

Lauren Miller, Writer

February 4, 2019

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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 be...

Pep Band Tours Middle and Elementary Schools

Major Copeland, Writer

February 4, 2019

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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, onc...

Transitioning to College: Insight from WRHS Alumni

Brittney Wilson, Ads Manager

December 18, 2018

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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. Fr...

Chess Team Achieves Success

Gwen Clark, Writer

December 18, 2018

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The chess tournament was held at Kansas University on Saturday, Dec. 8. Washburn Rural took 1st place over Lawrence Free State, Shawnee Mission North, Lawrence High, and Leavenworth. Nine members of the WRHS chess club placed a...

The Perks of Knowing Multiple Languages

Emily Hoopes, Writer

December 18, 2018

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All social animals communicate with each other, from bees and ants to whales and apes, but only humans have developed a language which is more than a set of prearranged signals. Knowing a language allows a person to commun...

Vaping in Schools

Sidney Koch, Writer

December 3, 2018

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Vaping in the school restrooms has become a known and frowned upon issue. “It's not suggested or encouraged because nicotine and the chemical vapor is very bad for you.” Said student Rai Turner. “If you feel the need ...

WRHS Band

Major Copeland, Writer

December 1, 2018

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At Washburn Rural High School, the music department offers many opportunities for students involved in any of the branches of this department. For band in particular, there are many opportunities for students to perform in...

District Honor Groups

Lauren Miller, Writer

December 1, 2018

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Musical students across Northeast Kansas have been hard at work auditioning for positions in District Honor groups this November. The Northeast Kansas Music Educators Association monitored the event, conducted in Eudora H...

Veganism

Veganism

February 7, 2018

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