The Blue Streak

  • October 19V Football vs Seaman (Senior Night), WRHS Turf Field; 7 pm

  • October 18No School

  • October 18Open Parent/Teacher Conferences, 12 - 3 pm

  • October 17Student-Led Parent/Teacher Conferences, 5:20 - 8 pm

  • October 17Open Parent/Teacher Conferences, 4 - 5:20 pm

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 ...

New vs Old Magnum P.I. Review

New vs Old Magnum P.I. Review

Jordyn Seamans, Writer

October 4, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Magnum P.I. was an American crime fighting television series starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum a private investigator on Oahu, Hawaii. The premiere was on December 11, 1980 and the series concluded on May 8, 1988. On Sept. 24, the reboot of Magnum P.I. was released. People have mixed opinions...

Something Borrowed: Movie vs Book Review

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

September 20, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Many have heard of the very popular movie Something Borrowed staring Ginnifer Goodwin, Kate Hudson, Collin Egglesfield, John Krasinski, and Steve Howey, but some may not have known about the book by Emily Giffin that this wonderful movie was made from. I for one was one of those people until my friend ...

The Greatest Showman Review

The Greatest Showman Review

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

September 20, 2018


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As soon as this movie came out, all I heard about from my friends was how good it was. It was aired for the first time on Dec. 20, 2017 but I waited to see it until mid-July of 2018. This movie was inspired by the imagination of P.T. Barnum. It is a musical that displays the birth or show business and ...

Changes in Lunch Time Routine

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

September 14, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Reviews

Before the start of the 2018-2019 school year, the cafeteria made a slight change in the way they serve their food in hopes of getting students through the line quicker. There are two serving rooms in the cafeteria. Previous years, they both had the main meal option, pizza, a hot sandwich, and whatever wr...

Everything, Everything Review

Everything, Everything Review

Danielle Pancoast, Co-Editor

October 24, 2017


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The popular book by Nicola Yoon, Everything Everything, was first published on Sept. 1, 2015 but was recently brought to the attention of many young adults when made into a movie on June 15, 2017. The fiction book portrays a love story between two teens who are recently made neighbors when Olly Bright...

Haunted Trail Review

Haunted Trail Review

Danielle Pancoast, Co-Editor

October 16, 2017


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On Thursday Oct. 5, two members of the newspaper staff were given a neat opportunity. Brittney Wilson and I got to experience the new haunted trail, zombie laser tag, and an escape room at Topeka Haunted Woods the night before they opened at Forest Park. . The haunted hike travels through the 40 acres...

Are teenagers allowed to drive too young?

Are teenagers allowed to drive too young?

Major Copeland, Writer

October 6, 2017


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Driving. The usual morning routine for most students is to get ready in a haste of food and toothpaste, walk out the door and hop in their car. Most do not even give this luxury a second thought. More than half of the student body at Washburn Rural High School drive themselves to school every single...

Chiefs trade up to draft quarterback of the future

Chiefs trade up to draft quarterback of the future

Drew Galloway, Online Editor

May 18, 2017


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The Kansas City Chiefs pulled off a stunner in the NFL draft. They traded their first round pick from this year, one of their third round picks this year and their first round pick next year to the Buffalo Bills for their right to pick 10th. The Chiefs used that pick to draft Patrick Mahomes II from Texas...

Look inside to discover true beauty

Look inside to discover true beauty

Kelli Burton, Print Editor

March 29, 2017


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A few months back as I was flipping through channels on my television looking for something good to watch, I fell upon the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. After watching for a few minutes, I began to feel discomfort, not because of what I was watching, but because of the message being portrayed to me. In t...

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