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

Does homework help or hurt students?

Does homework help or hurt students?

Amanda Miller, Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Feature, Showcase, Student Life

Nothing quite inspires fear in the mind of a student as much as the phrase, “Wait, we had homework?” Homework—while often dreaded by students and teachers alike—is an idea which has undoubtedly been powerfully integrated into the education system. One question is being asked over and over agai...

JROTC program provides students with numerous opportunities

JROTC program provides students with numerous opportunities

Amanda Miller, Writer

October 26, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Many people have seen the JROTC color guard march during football games, but what is the program really about? JROTC has a variety of goals and missions for its students. “[The overall goal of JROTC is] to establish citizens of character,” junior Cole Resnick said. “We really focus on crea...

New JROTC club to fly drones, rockets

New JROTC club to fly drones, rockets

Zachariah Silvers, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

Washburn Rural JROTC cadets will take a new club’s educational purposes higher. “The club was started in August when we had our first club meeting,” MSgt. Vernon Long said. According to Long, the club will fly rockets and drones provided by the Air Force. The club will be held in class a...

Students in fall sports prepare for their season

Students in fall sports prepare for their season

Sarah Buchanan, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Sports

A new school year brings a new season of fall sports. Washburn Rural High School’s sports teams began intensive practices Aug. 15, which was not difficult for many athletes due to training throughout the summer. Senior Chessa McCalla golfed with her family to advance her skills. “I tried to keep...

Polling numbers describe election trends

Polling numbers describe election trends

Coral Edmunds, Writer

October 25, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature

With the presidential election right around the corner, a variety of things affect the polls. According to the latest Monmouth poll which was conducted on Sept. 26, Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in a head-to-head matchup by three percentage points. One of the factors that impacts polls and how p...

Unified Sports competes in first basketball games of season

Unified Sports competes in first basketball games of season

Avery Munns, Editor-in-Chief

October 25, 2016


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, Showcase, Sports

The Unified Sports basketball teams opened up their season in a tournament at Sumner Academy in Kansas City on Oct. 16. Washburn Rural’s Unified Sports program includes 66 students that make up four basketball teams. “Unified is a school-based Special Olympics [program] which pairs athletes with d...

Pokemon Go has become a popular game for students

Pokemon Go has become a popular game for students

Brittney Wilson, Writer

October 23, 2016


Filed under Feature, Student Life

Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. People everywhere have downloaded the game in an attempt to “catch ‘em all,” and Topeka is no exception. The students of Washburn Rural High School can be found doing one of two things: studying or playing Pokemon Go. The game was released in early July, a...

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