The Blue Streak

  • January 19Topeka Sizzlers Basketball, Activity Center; 7 - 10 pm

  • January 19V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament

  • January 19Dancin' Blues @ Miss Kansas Dance Competition, Olathe South; 9 am

  • January 18V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament; 4:30 pm

  • January 18Girls Basketball v Junction City, Activity Center; 4:30 - 10 pm

Tibetan Monks Travel To Display Art

Tibetan Monks Travel To Display Art

Major Copeland, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Feature

This past month in Topeka Kansas, eight Tibetan monks traveled to the First Congressional Church to demonstrate their sand mandalas. These works of art are constructed by small precision tools. These tools are made of a specific metal and they are scraped together to dispense the sand slowly into t...

Roman Reigns Faces a New Battle

Roman Reigns Faces a New Battle

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Feature

"I want to make one thing clear -- by no means is this a retirement speech. I will beat this and I will be back, so you will see me very very soon." This is how WWE wrestler Roman Reigns began his speech on Monday Night Raw Oct. 22. Reigns is a four-time world champion in WWE, having held the WWE...

Midterm Elections

Bri Wilson, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Feature

The midterm elections are taking place Nov. 6, 2018. This election will decide what party takes control of the executive and legislative branches of government. Republicans currently hold both the House and the Senate, but the elections allows plenty of room for change. There are 35 seats available in...

Limitations Being Set on Trick-or-Treaters

Limitations Being Set on Trick-or-Treaters

Emily Burris, Online Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Feature

Trick-or-Treating has been a much practiced tradition for a while now. Although the tradition was created as a way to make the day a celebration rather than a night of torment, people are beginning to think that limitations should be put on who can participate and how long the night can go. East...

Injury to Recovery

Emily Hoopes, Writer

October 15, 2018


Filed under Feature, Student Life

When athletes step foot on the field they are putting their bodies on the line to show the top abilities they have. However, this component of the game comes with a risk of injury that could lead to a long recovery process.   Junior, Sharon Ngibuini, has played soccer for seven years and has just recent...

WRHS Families Host Foreign Exchange Students

WRHS Families Host Foreign Exchange Students

Emily Hoopes, Writer

September 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Foreign exchange students have started their journey at Washburn Rural High School and are going through many new experiences. However, the side of the story that does not get talked about is the people who take the responsibility of becoming a host family. Senior, Braedyn Lee, has opened her home up ...

Habits of Successful Students

Gwen Clark, Writer

September 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Student Life

Getting good grades can be a challenge, and many students hope to get high grades at the end of the semester. Colleges consider grades to measure your success in high school. Students who get good grades take responsibility for their actions, because grades depend on how much effort a student gives. En...

Students are recognized at Scholastic Art and Writing Competition

Students are recognized at Scholastic Art and Writing Competition

Emily Burris, Online Editor

April 19, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Students in the art department entered pieces into the Scholastic Art and Writing Contest. This contest consisted of 2,300 entries at the regional level. 14 of the Washburn Rural students were recognized at this level. As a school they received 13 honorable mentions, two silver keys, and four gold keys....

Senior breaks pole vault record

Senior breaks pole vault record

Emily Burris, Online Editor

April 18, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Sports, Spring Sports, Student Life, Track/Field

Senior Zac Chandler who has been a member of the soccer and track and field team for all of his four years in high school. Chandler started to do pole vault his sophomore year. On March 31 a 24 year old pole vault record was broken Chandler. Chandler jumped 15,1 in order to break the record. As Chandle...

Veganism

Veganism

Megan Spangler, Writer

February 7, 2018


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Nov. 1944 Donald Watson created the term ‘veganism’ in the midst of generating the Vegan Society. What was first defined as a “non-dairy vegetarian” has grown tremendously changing the day-to-day lives of those young and old, including those throughout Washburn Rural High School. Now, in Jan....

100 years of Washburn Rural

100 years of Washburn Rural

Major Copeland, Writer

January 26, 2018


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

This year marks the 100th year of school for Washburn Rural High School.To celebrate they want to do everything possible to spread the word and have festivities for both students and teachers. Because of this monumental occasion, the staff wanted to do something special. Since it is the school's 100th...

Prochaska is awarded 20 Under 40

Prochaska is awarded 20 Under 40

Megan Spangler, Writer

December 11, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

This Spring, Susana Prochaska a counselor at Washburn Rural High School had the privilege of being nominated for an outstanding program. Topeka’s “20 Under 40” program went through a selection of 200 nominations and 100 applications and Prochaska was eventually picked as one of the recipients. The...

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