The Blue Streak

  • December 12V Scholars Bowl Tournament @ Lawrence Free State; 4 pm

  • December 12TG Tour of Topeka; 8:30 am - 3:15 pm

  • December 12StuCo Meeting, Auditorium; 7:30 - 7:55 am

  • December 11B/G JV & V Basketball @ Emporia; 4:30 pm

  • December 11PD - DOK In-Service, Staff Lounge; 8 am - 3:30 pm

Legend Review

Lauren Miller, Writer

November 13, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Marie Lu’s Legend might have been published in 2011, but its impact on young adult fiction is still alive seven years later. The novel centers around two teenagers on opposite sides of the societal spectrum. In its futuristic setting, America has become divided between the Republic and the Colonie...

Halloween Review

Halloween Review

Emily Burris, Online Editor

November 6, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

If you like the slasher type horror movies then Halloween is definitely a movie for you. There are 11 total movies in this series. The first one was released in 1978. The movie follows Michael Myers, who is a mute psychotic patient. When he was six years old he stabbed his older sister to death. This...

Topeka Capitol Building Review

Gwen Clark, Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Since the Topeka Capitol Building began giving dome tours in 2014, it has been a popular attraction for visitors, as well as for Topeka residents. The dome tour consists of climbing 296 steps to the top of the building, where there is a balcony. The top of the Capitol offers a breathtaking view of t...

The Sleeping Prince Review

Sidney Koch, Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

In the second book of “The Sin Eater’s Daughter” series we follow young Errin as she crosses the kingdom while they on verge of war. After her father died, and her brother disappeared, which flipped Errin’s life upside down. She must now care for her sickly mother, and scrape together money by se...

Social Media: Has It Helped or Hurt?

Marta Johnson, Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

At this point this is no new argument. The question of the influence of social media is brought up time and time again. Both teens and adults question whether it’s impact has helped or hurt the way we interact. To say the least: it’s done both. Evidence has made itself known favoring the side of ...

Halloween is The Best Holiday

Bri Wilson, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Halloween is by far the best holiday to ever exist. There are many great days of celebration, such as National Hot Dog Day, National Dog Day, and National Noodle Day. Nonetheless, none of these days compare to the national holiday of Halloween. This day has long been cursed by some families as the day of ...

Powerlifting Should Be Classified as a Sport

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

At Washburn Rural High School, powerlifting is not a school sanctioned sport, it is just a club. A club that lifts not just for a class during the school day, but once December hits, they lift every single day before or after school. This “club” also leaves the school at 7 a.m. on Saturday mornings ...

Last Man Standing Review

Emily Hoopes, Writer

October 31, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Last Man Standing is a TV series that originally aired on ABC in 2011 and continued showings until 2017. For six seasons this sitcom was the watched by many people and even was named the second-highest rated sitcom on ABC for two years. The show follows business owner Mike Baxter, played by Tim Allen...

Disney Movies Review

Disney Movies Review

Emily Burris, Online Editor

October 25, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

If you know me you know I am a big animated movie fan. I will go see just about any new movie that comes out no matter how tacky it is. I love the creativity that comes along with animated movies. Over the last few years I feel that Disney and Pixar have outdone themselves. Almost every movie I have seen ...

The Pennant Review

The Pennant Review

Gwen Clark, Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Many students have visited The Pennant since it opened in March 2018. It is located in downtown Topeka, on Kansas Avenue. The restaurant is in what used to be a vacant, historic downtown building. The restaurant has two floors, with bowling lanes on the first level and vintage arcade games upstairs. ...

Children of Blood and Bone Review

Lauren Miller, Writer

October 17, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Children of Blood and Bone is the debut novel of Tomi Adeyemi, a 25-year-old novelist with a passion for ancient African culture. The novel is located in Orïsha, a fictional world where magic has been dead for several years. Only Zélie Adebola is able to bring it back and save her kind--the maji--all whilst...

Love and Gelato Review

Brittney Wilson, Ads Manager

October 15, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Romance, adventure, Italy, gelato: every attribute necessary for a good summer read. Love and Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch is the story of young teenage Lina and her monumental move following her mother’s death. Forced to leave Seattle, Lina moves to Tuscany to live with her father on World War ...

The student news site of Washburn Rural High School
Opinion