The Blue Streak

  • April 20V Track & Field @ KU Relays, University of Kansas Rock Chalk Park; 8:00 am,

  • April 19School IN Session - Snow Make-up Day

  • April 18District Bandfest Concert, Activity Center; 7:00 - 8:00 pm

  • April 18JV/V Girls' Soccer vs. Mill Valley HS, WRHS McElroy Field; 4:30 - 8:00 pm

  • April 18Blue Print Judging, Library; 3:00 - 9:00 pm

Preventing Waste in the Oceans

Lauren Miller, Writer

April 15, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Every minute, the equivalent of a garbage truck of plastic enters the ocean. This equates to between 4.8 and 12.7 million tons a year. This is an enormous amount of plastic that all sorts of animals are forced to wade through every day. While we might live far away from the ocean, its health has an im...

How to Finish the School Year Strong

Gwen Clark, Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Staff Opinions

As spring begins, seniors aren’t the only students who are ready to finish the school year and start summer. It is easy to become distracted and unmotivated in classes as the semester comes to an end. On the first days of school, most students are positive and determined. It is important to keep that mi...

Blindspot Review

Jordyn Seamans, Writer

April 12, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Blindspot first aired on Sept. 21, 2015, it currently is on season four. I’ll try to not give too much away, but here is enough to get you intrigued. When a woman (Jaimie Alexander) with no memory of who she is or how she got there is discovered naked in New York's Times Square, the conspicuous ...

People Need to Participate in Politics

Laney Frydendall, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Political Participation is something that is needed. It helps our government understand what the people want and it allows the people to make sure the government is doing what they should be. Many places in the world don’t give their citizens a say in what goes on in their country, but Americans do...

How to Find the Right College

Major Copeland, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

In the eyes of some, college is the next step to get one closer to entering the world and finding a job. Finally being an adult. Even though this is the case there is difficulty when choosing which college to attend and what major to pursue. Recently, news has surfaced that over 50 people have us...

How Necessary is College?

Bri Wilson, Writer

April 2, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

How necessary is college? This is an age old question that never really comes up with a solid response. While a college education seems more important than ever to some people, to others it seems the exact opposite. In the past, any kind of post-secondary education would be enough to ensure some kind o...

McFarland, USA Review

Laney Frydendall, Writer

March 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

McFarland, USA first came out on February 20, 2015. Although it is 4 years old, it is one of my favorite movies. I never really had any interest in sports related movies before I watched McFarland, but now they are one of my favorite genres. This movie tells the true story of cross-country coach Jim Whit...

Are People Naturally Good or Evil?

Bri Wilson, Page Design

March 4, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Are people inherently good or evil? This is a question that has been debated for, well, centuries. Many great philosophers have debated the nature of man and the laws of nature. Even through Hobbes and the other greats, no real answer has been provided. Man will provide for himself, and sometimes thos...

Participation Trophies Need to Stop

Participation Trophies Need to Stop

Emily Burris, Online Editor

March 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

All children that have participated in any sports in their life has more than likely received at least one trophy. I have played sports since early elementary school and have definitely been given more trophies than I deserve. My dad played soccer through college and really hoped one of his two daug...

Manifest Review

Manifest Review

Jordyn Seamans, Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

A new NBC drama that was aired on Sept. 24, 2018 called Manifest displayed an extraordinary plot. It starts out showing a family getting ready for a flight back from their relaxing vacation. Then the airport notifies them if some leave the plane they were going to originally take and leave on a later fligh...

The Watch That Ends The Night Review

Marta Johnston, Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

This novel by Allan Wolf explores the popular historical event of the titanic in a way that is new and innovative. The book was published in 2011, nearly 100 years after the Titanic actually sank. By that time, the story of the infamous boat was widely known by many. Wolf gave the story a sort of new fl...

Is Valentine’s Day Worth the Celebration?

Gwen Clark, Writer

February 26, 2019


Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Every year when Valentine’s Day comes on Feb. 14, there are the people who get really into it and the other people who despise the holiday. I find myself with the people who enjoy the holiday just because of the good mood it puts most people in. I think Valentine's Day is worth celebrating, whether y...

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