The Dispatch

What an ‘ice’ way to spend the days

What an ‘ice’ way to spend the days

Austyn Keelty, Photo Editor

July 6, 2018


Filed under Feature, Student Feature

Freshman Eliza Sparkes pursues lifelong passion of figure skating in the United States The soft scraping sound of blades slicing across the freshly groomed ice echoes through the rink as the skaters glide around. Figure skating may be seen as a feminine sport consisting of bedazzled outfits and hap...

How to Adult: Moving Out

How to Adult: Moving Out

Ashley Barber, Staff Writer

June 30, 2018


Filed under Feature

Leaving the nest, fleeing the coop— whatever you may call it— moving out is a big step in any teenager’s life. Except, how do you do it? Moving away from the people who taught you how to tie your shoes and ride a bike is no easy task; it requires extensive planning and responsibility. However, for ...

Senior kicks off summer as new brand ambassador

Senior kicks off summer as new brand ambassador

Natalie Aman, Staff Writer

June 24, 2018


Filed under Feature

Making snow cones, checking people out at HEB, mowing the neighbors’ lawn; all of these are common jobs of high school students. However, senior Katie Stephenson has instead immersed herself in a world of advertising and entrepreneurship. Stephenson is a brand ambassador for a company called Bangs Shoe...

Superheroes showdown at walkout

Superheroes showdown at walkout

Maddy Rice, Managing Editor

June 17, 2018


Filed under Feature

Junior Simoon Saiyed defends her beliefs against costumed Spider-Man at gun protest It’s the middle of the school day, and junior Simoon Saiyed is arguing with someone dressed in a Spider-Man costume at the foot of the Texas State Capital over gun control. For students like Saiyed, expression is one of...

Looking through the camera at a bright future

Looking through the camera at a bright future

Miranda Cardenas, Staff Writer

June 11, 2018


Filed under Feature, Online

Senior Kendall Franz sets her sights high on following her dreams At the beginning of high school current senior Kendall Franz was not sure what Bowie would have in store for her. She realized she had an interest in photography and journalism, and decided to see where that road takes her. “Be...

Woman affected by shooting years later

Woman affected by shooting years later

Abby Ong, Feature Editor

April 25, 2018


Filed under Feature

Having a casual dinner at her friend’s apartment, Susan Nelson never would’ve guessed that in the next few moments she’d be held at gunpoint and shot. At 29 years old, her life shifted directions due to the events that occurred that night. Her friend, Gary Rutherford, had taken in a 19 year old boy ...

Students raising funds for research

Students  raising funds for research

Caitlin Worthington, Staff Writer

April 20, 2018


Filed under Feature

Being diagnosed with Leukemia and/or Lymphoma is a stressful time for anyone and learning that there is no cure can add to that stress even more. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society works to lift the burdens of those suffering from either disease by providing comfort and the financial support families need...

Chosen at random: Lilly Yeager

Chosen at random: Lilly Yeager

Robbie Warhola, Online Writer

April 16, 2018


Filed under Feature, Online

Lilly Yeager is currently a sophomore at James Bowie High School. She was chosen at random to find out more about her and what she enjoys doing in her free time. “My hobbies would be hanging out with friends, playing soccer, kind of doing what any teenager likes to do like watching Youtube or going on Ne...

Traveling abroad in Atyrau

Traveling abroad in Atyrau

Madisen Johnson, Staff Writer

April 8, 2018


Filed under Feature, Teacher Feature

Nicholas Stamper, a former teacher at Bowie, has taken  the opportunity to go teach overseas, which is something he hoped to do since he began teaching. He left to go to Kazakhstan last year and he is teaching to both  high schoolers and middle school students. “Teaching abroad has been a goal ...

Battery recycling program at Bowie

Battery recycling program at Bowie

Michael Sugrue, Online Writer

April 5, 2018


Filed under Online, Teacher Feature

Science teacher Aaron Bryant started a battery recycling program out of his room. He feels that it is a good idea and will benefit us in the long term. The program just started and so far there are only two five gallon buckets although Bryant has high hopes the program grows. “Right now there a...

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