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

Students discuss meaning of Valentine’s Day

Students discuss meaning of Valentine’s Day

Kelli Burton, Print Editor

February 28, 2017


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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 ...

Students have dietary restrictions for personal, health reasons

Students have dietary restrictions for personal, health reasons

Sarah Buchanan, Writer

December 12, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

While the foods and drinks individuals have consumed over hundreds of years have changed, so have the eating lifestyles people have chosen to practice. People are generally omnivores, or a person or animal who consumes both meats and foods from plants. Although humans are wired to eat this way, some...

Common Grounds celebrates five year anniversary

Common Grounds celebrates five year anniversary

Michael Knapp, Ads Manager

December 5, 2016


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Common Grounds celebrated its five year anniversary on Nov. 14 with a $50 scavenger hunt and discounts on drinks all week. The coffee shop started out as a DECA project. The students were learning to coordinate with others in order to get products on the shelves. Common Grounds coffee bea...

New caramel flavored M&M’s to be produced solely in Topeka

New caramel flavored M&M’s to be produced solely in Topeka

Abigail Medley, Writer

December 1, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

What is the best type of M&M’s? The classic milk chocolate, peanut, peanut butter, pretzel, crispy, dark chocolate, almond, mint or all of them? In May of 2017, the M&M's list will expand to include caramel M&M’s. While celebrating their 75th year of producing M&M’s, Mars announced they are going to r...

Security program monitoring visitors keeps students safe

Security program monitoring visitors keeps students safe

Michael Knapp, Ads Manager

November 9, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Raptor is the not-so-secret program which keeps Washburn Rural safe. It is a visitor management program used by the high school to track visitors and print them their ID badges. Raptor scans driver’s licenses and uses that information to make badges, and ensures that visitors are not registered sex or ...

Donald Trump wins Washburn Rural’s mock election

Donald Trump wins Washburn Rural’s mock election

Avery Munns, Editor-in-Chief

November 7, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

Republican candidate Donald Trump has won the Washburn Rural High School mock election with 45 percent of the vote. Students were given the opportunity to participate in advance voting through their social studies classes from Thursday, Nov. 3 to Monday, Nov. 7. Polls closed after lunch on Electi...

One-to-One Initiative would supply students with personal laptops

One-to-One Initiative would supply students with personal laptops

Zachariah Silvers, Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase

The upcoming years of WRHS look bright as a new program designed to aid students in their independent work may be implemented. The new program, titled the One-to-One Initiative, allows students to become more engaged in their work, via a  school-supplied personal device. To acquire the device, most likely...

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