The Blue Streak

  • January 19Topeka Sizzlers Basketball, Activity Center; 7 - 10 pm

  • January 19V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament

  • January 19Dancin' Blues @ Miss Kansas Dance Competition, Olathe South; 9 am

  • January 18V Boys Basketball @ Basehor-Linwood Mid-Season Tournament; 4:30 pm

  • January 18Girls Basketball v Junction City, Activity Center; 4:30 - 10 pm

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. Unfortunate...

Revisions to the Final Schedule are Needed

Emily Burris, Online Editor

December 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

The Monday of finals week is the most wasteful day of the school year. Classes can do nothing but go over review guides but most will just let students review on their own. Some teachers will have an actual review activity but m...

High School Classes Should Prepare Students for Their Future

Bri Wilson, Writer

December 18, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

High schools do not spend enough time and effort preparing their graduates for what comes after this stage. Academically, sure. Washburn Rural offers advanced placement classes, honors classes, and even an International Bacca...

Business Math Should Be Required

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

December 17, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

A common complaint about the various math classes offered at the high school is “when will I ever use these equations in the real world?” This is something I have heard over and over since I took my first math class that c...

Tips for Success During Finals

Gwen Clark, Writer

December 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Missing Assignments First, complete any missing assignments. One of the most important things for me is to complete anything that is missing on Campus Portal. It may not seem important, but each assignment will increas...

GMOs are Beneficial

Brittney Wilson, Ads Manager

December 14, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Humanity should continue to use GMOs because of their multitudinous advantages for the progression of the human race, most notably their sustainability and ability to end world hunger. GMOs have a high sustainability because they...

A New Black Friday

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

December 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

With Christmas only a month away, Thanksgiving makes for the perfect time to do some gift shopping. Thus came Black Friday; a day full of the hottest deals in every store with must have items, which is just another holiday to some...

Is Senior Skip Day as Bad as it Seems?

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

December 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

On Friday Nov. 9, the senior class of 2019 participated in what is known as “senior skip day,” even though the majority of students were called out by their parents. Even though this was a harmless activity that senior classes ha...

The Benefits of Books

Marta Johnston, Writer

December 1, 2018

Filed under Opinion, Staff Opinions

Reading has many benefits. It is a good way to improve vocabulary and comprehension and it additionally acts as a good source of relieving stress. However, despite the numerous advantages accompanied by the frequency of reading, ma...

Social Media: Has It Helped or Hurt?

Marta Johnston, 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...

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