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

The Last of Us Review

The Last of Us Review

Lauren Miller, Writer

February 19, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews, Showcase

It is amazing how fictional stories can have such an impact on us--sparking emotions that are often hidden deep inside. The Last of Us is one such game that manages to produce a heart-wrenching, tear-inducing reaction from audiences, and deservedly so. The game was first released for PS3 on June 14, 2013. I...

P.E. Classes Should be Mandatory at All Grade Levels

Emily Burris, Online Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Physical education classes are only required freshman year so students can choose if they want to or not. Physical education classes allow students to take a break from average classes and move around. Although I personally opted out of taking P.E. past my freshman year I wish I would have just becaus...

Importance of Siblings

Laney Frydendall, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

They can sometimes be overly annoying but we love them. My siblings have played a key role in my life and have helped shape me into what I am today, so I believe it is better to grow up with siblings. I have 5 little brothers and sisters, so I always have someone to talk to. I could not imagine ...

Pop Up Good Vibes Museum

Pop Up Good Vibes Museum

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

On Saturday, Jan. 27, I went to Lawrence, Kan. to visit the Museum of Good Vibes. This is a travelling museum designed for people of all ages to go and take pictures. This museum contains a ball pit, confetti room, wall of balloons, streamers maize, secret mirror room, and a swing, along with various...

Benefits to Learning Music

Benefits to Learning Music

Major Copeland, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Opinions

Since the beginning of time, music has been an outlet for many. 40,000 years ago the first instrument was played. It was a flute made from bird bones. It is thought that early humans would play the bone flute at the ends of long days when sitting around the fire. Some may believe that instruments are too ti...

Why is Stress Such an Issue Among High School Students?

Bri Wilson, Writer

February 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

High school students do not know how to cope with stress. This much is blatantly obvious through the occasional crying and constant breakdowns throughout the halls. But why is this? It is evident throughout history that workload has increased with knowledge and technology, but why haven’t  our emotion...

Students Need More Advisory Time

Emily Hoopes, Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

At Washburn Rural all students have a class midway through the day called advisory. This class was intended for working on homework and allowing students to have one constant teacher for their four years of high school. However, within the past two school years time in advisory has decreased dramatic...

The Importance of Music Education

Marta Johnston, Writer

January 25, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Learning music is like learning a new language. Performing a piece involves much more than simply picking up an instrument. It truly is an art and involves a great amount of dedication. In the least, the teaching of this will further students’ abilities of perseverance and dedication. Practicing an i...

Mountains are the Best Vacation Spots

Mountains are the Best Vacation Spots

Jordyn Seamans, Photographer

January 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Opinions

Most people either love mountains or beaches, one or the other. I personally love the mountains and would much rather travel to Colorado or Canada where it is way cooler than Kansas. I am still in high school which means whenever my family decides to have a vacation it usually takes place in the sum...

Off-Campus Lunches Should be Allowed

Gwen Clark, Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Some high schools in the United States have began allowing off-campus lunch. This means students who can legally drive are allowed to leave school during lunch period to either eat lunch at home or at a restaurant. Unfortunately Washburn Rural does not allow students to leave during lunch. Most school...

God of War

God of War

Lauren Miller, Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Going into 2019, technological advancements are more apparent than ever. The gaming industry is a perfect example of this growth, as recent games have provided audiences with immersive cinematic experiences. New developing systems have caused an increase in the quality of games in addition to quicker...

James Patterson Review

Major Copeland, Writer

December 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

As the years have past and the technological age has sucked up the teens and adults of the 21st century. Many fun activities that were once used by everyone have become obsolete. One example of this is reading. Books were once the most widespread use of entertainment and now there is hardly anyone seen...

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