The Dispatch

World Guard spins their way to Dayton

World Guard spins their way to Dayton

Preston Rolls, Photo Essay Editor

July 7, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Splashes of pink, yellow and orange flash through the air as the Bowie Worldguard Members leap across the competition floor. Flags sweep across the room and tears glisten in the eyes of members who will perform with the team for the last time.  After placing first at the state competition, the Bowie ...

Ross’ color guard leadership inspires

Jadon Alvarez, Entertainment Editor

July 3, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Color Guard is a unique sport where people spin intricate objects like flags, rifles, or sabers and incorporate elements of dance. Color guard is a sport that has been apart of senior Shannon Ross’s life since her freshman year and since then, she went from just learning flag tricks to moving her way...

STC’s “Chicago”: Coming to a theatre near you

STC’s “Chicago”: Coming to a theatre near you

Jadon Alvarez, Entertainment Editor

June 27, 2018


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The Starlight Theatre Company (STC) musical theatre program gets ready to perform yet another musical that has big dance numbers and a catchy song that they’ve been practicing for weeks. The STC works hard during class every B day to make sure their musical is satisfactory. Ready to give the audience ...

Tilton wins scholarship

Tilton wins scholarship

Jadon Alvarez, Entertainment Editor

June 20, 2018


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$10,000 used to travel to France Freshman Leif Tilton is a skilled guitarist who has exceeded his guitar teachers' expectations with his distinguished skills on the guitar. Recently Tilton received an award from the Texas Commission on the Arts and Texas Culture that has given him the incredible opportunity to...

Freshman makes time for tech theatre and speech

Freshman makes time for tech theatre and speech

Shelby Kelly, Sports Editor

May 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Yet another rehearsal recorded on her hour sheet. Many days spent hovering over her script, line after line, calling her cues and hearing the ‘thank you’ crackle from her team member on the other side of her headset. Another late night, but only joy fills the eyes of freshman Alyssa Shumaker ...

Congressional team dominates competitors

Congressional team dominates competitors

Mikayla Zellner, Entertainment Editor

April 15, 2018


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The Speech and Debate team recently competed in the Texas Forensic Association (TFA) State tournament in San Antonio. Junior Brianna Rodriguez, junior Amy Shreeve and senior Zachary Houdek won three out of the four congress spots, qualifying for the National Speech and Debate Association (NSDA) competition in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. In the...

Nintendo Direct Announcement: New Super Smash Bros.

Nintendo Direct Announcement: New Super Smash Bros.

Robbie Warhola, Online Writer

March 28, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Online

Smash four, the party game of despair or victory. Invite a few friends over, plug in those GameCube controllers into your Wii U and choose your fighter. With the new Super Smash Brothers game being announced for the Nintendo Switch, many Smash four gamers are hyped and waiting for more information. ...

SXSW is back

SXSW is back

Ellie Coulston, Social Media Editor

March 26, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Online

South by Southwest, SXSW, is annual music festival since 1987 that happens in downtown Austin, Texas. From March 9 to March 18, around 300,000 people came into Austin to see the performers and artists.   “SXSW is such an amazing event and it is one of my favorite events of the year. There are so ma...

Moving along through music

Moving along through music

Austyn Keelty, Photo Editor

March 24, 2018


Filed under Entertainment, Feature, Online

Jimi Hendrix, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Eddie Van Halen… whether it was in the basement of a suburban home or the band hall of a middle school, these famous guitarist all had to start somewhere. Often times people hear inspiring stories about a child who dreamed of becoming like their role model and pushed...

Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way

Mary Poppins, practically perfect in every way

Jadon Alvarez, Entertainment Editor

March 8, 2018


Filed under Entertainment

Bowie musicals are known for bringing the play to life with the crowd cheering along. Considering that Tommy and Tarzan were such great successes, the audience learned that whatever musical the Starlight Theatre Company decided to perform next would be one people would be raving about for the next coup...

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