The Blue Streak

  • February 12No School-Staff Day

  • February 9Varsity Wrestling Senior Night at 5 at Home

  • February 8Sophomore Preston Millard Bowled A Perfect Game

  • February 8No School- Parent Teacher Conferences

  • February 6Boys and Girls Basketball Against Manhattan

The New Blues Cafe

The New Blues Cafe

Emily Burris, Online Editor

February 13, 2018


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The Blues Cafe, located at the concession stand in the commons, is open and ready for business. It is a collaborative project by WRHS Food Service and the Business Department. The Blues Cafe plans to utilize technology in order for students and staff to place their orders. Android and Apple users can...

Students display talents in variety show

Bri Wilson, Writer

November 27, 2017


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Washburn Rural High School hosted the Variety Show, a chance for all students to exhibit their own personal talents, on November 16 and 17. It was an especially great show for Junior Karli Swedlund, who played the guitar and sang one of her original songs. “Doing the variety show is especially fun...

Scholars bowl team is victorious

Scholars bowl team is victorious

Michael Navarro, Guest Writer

November 27, 2017


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The varsity Scholars Bowl team traveled across town for the Hayden High School invitational last Thursday night dressed in the most bizarre choice of wardrobe: onesies. Despite Scholars Bowl coach Brian Meredith’s desire to disassociate himself from, what he believed was, the ridiculously dressed...

Chess team earns second place at tournament

Chess team earns second place at tournament

Emily Pawley, Writer

November 13, 2017


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The Washburn Rural High School chess team attended a tournament on Nov. 4. Overall, three students medaled and the team received 2nd. Freshman Sho Glashouser took first place, sophomore Jay Ram took 12th, sophomore Cooper Steinman took 18th.  Advisor of chess club, Timothy McVey, who is also a math teach...

Take a trip on the wild side with: Madagascar the musical

Take a trip on the wild side with: Madagascar the musical

Major Copeland & Jordyn Seamans, Writer

October 23, 2017


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The theatre department is turning into wildlife for this year's first fall production of Madagascar: A Musical Adventure. The musical has many intricate sets and props that the crew members built from scratch with little help from their teacher. The director and head of the theatre department, Maeghan...

Tennis court addition

Tennis court addition

Megan Spangler, Writer

October 6, 2017


Filed under Girls Tennis, News, Sports

As Washburn Rural High School grows into their 100th year, the school’s tennis courts grow old. A two week renovation took place to repair and replace the worn down courts. Last spring, the adhesive that used to hold the top layer to the asphalt began to tear away. As this began, the wind eventually...

A construction affair

A construction affair

Brittney Wilson, Co-Editor

September 18, 2017


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A popular question from students and other pedestrians is, “When will this construction be over?” Topeka Public Works Community Information Manager David Bevens is able to offer answers to students anxiously awaiting its completion. “The current completion date is Nov. 3, 2017. This includes...

The solar eclipse

The solar eclipse

Brittney Wilson, Co-Editor

September 18, 2017


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On Monday, Aug. 21, the students of Washburn Rural High School gathered on the football field to witness an event of astronomical proportions: the solar eclipse of the sun. The eclipse was visible across North America for the first time since 1979, according to Suzanne Wilson at Arizona State University. Senior...

Luetje, St John Walk in Fundraiser to Prevent Mental Illness

Megan Spangler, Writer

May 23, 2017


Filed under Around WRHS, Feature, News

With May being Mental Health Awareness month, states all across the country are bringing recognition to the issue. On May 13, Topeka, Kansas, sprang in on the action with their annual fundraiser walk. NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) hosted a fundraising two mile walk at Hummer Sports P...

Class of 2017 Graduates

Nadia Jackson and Megan Spangler

May 19, 2017


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Graduation Ceremony is on Sunday, May 21 at 7:00 at the Topeka Expo Center Jerry Abram, Alexander Ackerman, Ariel Adams, Joshua Adams, Dante Aguilar-Allende, Lauren Ailslieger, Riggs Allan, Keith Allison, Gage Appenfeller, Catalina Ardila-Rojas, Jennifer Avila Ramos, Raul Ayala, Olivia Babin, ...

JROTC travels to Washington D.C.

JROTC travels to Washington D.C.

Megan Spangler, Writer

May 18, 2017


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In mid-April, the Washburn Rural JROTC group took a trip to Washington D.C. to gain a better understanding of all they are working for. Over the course of a few days, the group attended many historical monuments. They went to the Pentagon, the White House and attended the play Shear Madness at the Kennedy Center. They also...

Forensics qualifies eight entries to Nationals

Forensics qualifies eight entries to Nationals

Alexis Dalton, Writer

May 18, 2017


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In the fall, seniors Peyton Emler, Ethan Eitutis, Hailey Robertson and Serena Peter and sophomores Jimin Park and Harun Khan qualified to Nationals in Policy Debate. This semester, senior Olivia Babin (Program of Oral Interpretation), juniors Brenda Alvarez (International Extemporaneous Speaking), Thomas Wu (Lin...

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