The Dispatch

Woman affected by shooting years later

Woman affected by shooting years later

Abby Ong, Feature Editor

April 25, 2018


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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 ...

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...

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...

How to Adult: Resume Writing

Shikha Patel, Staff Writer

March 19, 2018


Filed under How To Adult

Most young adults look forward to starting a career but don’t realize the effort and reality of it all. One requirement for colleges and jobs is a resume with a brief explanation of your education, training and experiences. Writing a resume can be a daunting task, and for most people writing an...

Girls basketball are district champs

Girls basketball are district champs

Shelby Kelly, Sports Editor

March 14, 2018


Filed under Feature, Featured Sports Story Carousel, Sports

The girl’s basketball team improved their district record to a perfect 9-0 record and claimed the district title in a win over Del Valle late last week. With one more win, the team will accomplish one of its season goals, to be undefeated in district play. “We started off slow and were down by 13 an...

Teacher publishes young adult fiction

Teacher publishes young adult fiction

Abby Ong, Feature Editor

March 13, 2018


Filed under Feature, Teacher Feature

Authors draw from their own experience with life, be it things they’ve lived through, witnessed, or heard of. Surrounded by high school students, one English teacher put his observations from time in the classroom into print. After getting second place in an international short story contest in 2015, Ma...

Biker races across state for competitions

Biker races across state for competitions

Madison Austin, Feature Editor

March 12, 2018


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Tires crunching against the dead leaves, mud spraying up from the person in front and crossing the finish line with a smile. That’s what mountain biking is the rush the adrenaline all the work just for that moment at the finish line. Junior Austin Buttlar is part of the varsity mountain biking team....

Hughes runs to victory

Ellie Coulston, Social Media Editor

March 5, 2018


Filed under Feature, Online

Riley sprints to the next runner and passes the baton to the next runner. Riley Hughes is a 4x100 runner, 4x200 runner, and opens the 100 meter race in the Bowie Track team.  She has been running for track since middle school and has won several awards for her categories. “I joined the track team ...

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