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

Pocket Points to be used as an Incentive in Classrooms

Pocket Points to be used as an Incentive in Classrooms

Gwen Clark, Writer

January 18, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

As of this semester, many teachers have been using the app Pocket Points to encourage students to stay off their phones during class. The free app can be downloaded on Apple and Android phones. While students have their phone locked during a certain class, they receive points that can be used towards...

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...

Annual Thespian Conference

Annual Thespian Conference

Marta Johnston, Writer

January 7, 2019


Filed under News, Showcase

An annual festival is held in Kansas, appealing to the art of acting and theatre. For three days, high school students are exposed to the art in a wide variety of different forms. This event is also a wonderful opportunity for aspiring college students to explore the programs of colleges in their desired fi...

Rudolph Controversy

Rudolph Controversy

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

December 20, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

The classic children’s Christmas movie “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” has been receiving negative feedback recently after being aired 54 years ago. Viewers are asking for the movie to be banned from being played on tv due to its racist, homophobic, and exploitative aspects throughout the movie. ...

Are Grades As Important as They Seem?

Are Grades As Important as They Seem?

Marta Johnston, Writer

December 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Showcase, Staff Opinions

In the school system, success is essentially based on numbers and letters. Many students spend a significant amount of their high school careers stressing over the maintenance of these defining marks. According to the Washington Post, high school grades and resulting GPAs can have an influence on f...

Fall Semester Final Schedule

Emily Burris, Online Editor

December 7, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

Day 1: Tue. Dec. 18              7:00 - 7:50 Zero period final              7:55 - 8:40 1st period              8:45 - 9:30 2nd period              9:35 - 10:20 3rd period              10:25 - 11:10 4th period              11:15 - 1:25 5th peri...

Kansas Farmland

Kansas Farmland

Jordyn Seamans, Writer

November 1, 2018


Filed under Feature, Showcase

Farmland is a very important part of Kansas. These pictures were taken out in Auburn. Wildflowers, livestock, and country roads make the world a little better. Always remember that the most simple things can bring the most happiness....

Football Wins First Round of Playoffs

Football Wins First Round of Playoffs

Danielle Pancoast, Print Editor

October 31, 2018


Filed under Fall Sports, Football, Showcase, Sports

On Friday Oct. 26, the football team played in the first round of playoffs against Garden City High School. Being the higher seed, Washburn got to defeat Garden City 21-7 in front of their home stands. This advances the team to the second round of playoffs. The game started off with Washburn scoring t...

Air Force Supercar Displayed at WRHS

Air Force Supercar Displayed at WRHS

Emily Hoopes, Writer

October 24, 2018


Filed under News, Showcase

This past Wednesday on Oct. 17, a group of Washburn Rural students were introduced to an organization traveling across the country to represent and recruit those who are interested in the Air Force. One thing being displayed is Project Supercar, which was created by seven specialized Airmen and a ...

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