The Dispatch

The Lockdown

Cianna Chairez, News Editor

April 22, 2018


Filed under News

Akins High School students and staff reach out to tell their stories on what happened the day the campus was threatened On February 22, W. Charles Akins High School went into lockdown procedure due to a threat to their campus. The lockdown lasted three and a half hours and was caused by a former student...

Bowie is going to be frozen to transfers next year

Kathleen Nguyen, Copy Editor

March 25, 2018


Filed under News, Online

Last school year, Austin ISD implemented the policy of ending tracking transfers. Tracking transfers include students that transferred in elementary school and followed current elementary students to their assigned middle and high schools. Overcrowding has been a constant problem for students and facult...

The tragedy down the street

Ellie Coulston, Social Media Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under Announcements, News

7 bombings. 20 Days. Austin, Texas has experienced a traumatizing few weeks, and the bombs won’t stop. Today, March 20, a bomb has gone off. The incendiary device went off at 7pm at Goodwill, 9801 Brodie Lane north of Slaughter Lane. The device was an old military device that  coincidentally during th...

Reaching out to child victims of crime

Reaching out to child victims of crime

Cianna Chairez, News Editor

March 20, 2018


Filed under News

Recently The Criminal Justice Division of the Office of the Governor gave AISD a $4.48 million grant to build on-campus mental health support centers for children who are victims of crime. This grant affects 22 elementary school campuses in AISD. Each campus will be supplied with two staff members to help ...

Requirements for cancelling school in AISD

Madisen Johnson, Staff Writer

March 17, 2018


Filed under News, Online

The winter months are an unpredictable time for weather in Austin, this causes trouble for school districts, government agencies and their decisions on whether or not they should cancel school. The decision to cancel school is up to a certain group of people who takes all of the families in AISD int...

Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. and his impact

Cara Andres, Photo Essay Editor

March 11, 2018


Filed under News, Online

Picture this: it’s August 28th, 1963. You are standing near the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, listening to a legend being born, and history being made. It has been over 50 years since Martin Luther King Jr. made his incredible impact on society, and his legacy lives on as we celebrate his birthda...

The truth about Net Neutrality

Kiran Patel, Commentary Editor

March 10, 2018


Filed under News, Online

As of December 14th, 2017 Net Neutrality has been repealed, although effects will not be seen immediately. Net Neutrality is regulation that based on the Open Internet Order ensures that Internet Service Providers (ISPs) allow equal access to internet to everything on the web no matter where it come...

Bowie Girls Lacrosse upset St Andrews in a 19-11 win

Michael Sugrue, Online Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under Athletics, News, Online, Uncategorized

On wednesday night the girls lacrosse team for Bowie played St. Andrews. In a close and competitive game, the dogs came out on top with a final score of 19-11.  The girls played exceptionally well on offense with their top scorer,  Senior Kelsea Bird with 9 of their 19 goals alone. Others like Sop...

Keep calm and climate change

Keep calm and climate change

Caitlin Worthington, Staff Writer

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Online

The holiday season often comes with a whirlwind of beautiful chaos, and this year was no exception. Late 2017 and early 2018 stirred up some incredible weather patterns, and didn’t fall short to impress Texans. The bitter cold, fresh white powder, and frosty fingertips were without a doubt new for ma...

Vaping in the Bowie Halls

Kaitlyn Zellner, Online Managing Editor

March 2, 2018


Filed under News, Online

One of the growing problems at Bowie has been the vaping epidemic that has taken over our halls. Students clamor to bathrooms between classes and during lunches to hit their various vapes. “I think they need more information, a lot of students just try it because their friend is doing it and the...

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