The Dispatch

Arming teachers is not the solution

Arming teachers is not the solution

Editorial

April 14, 2018


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In today’s America, it seems as if we are forced into a sick routine of anticipating the next school shooting. It is never a surprise when it eventually happens again and the media blows up, but it is forgotten about in days until the next massacre happens. Citizens have continued to demand change...

STAAR: The Aftermath

Liam Connally, Online Writer

April 12, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Online

Today was the English 2 STAAR test for all Bowie Sophomores, and it, like all STAAR’s, was awful and a waste of time. Here are the three main reasons why we should get rid of STAAR altogether. 1. It wastes valuable class time. You go into the testing room at the very first bell of the day, and you...

Sensationalism is taking over mainstream journalism

Sensationalism is taking over mainstream journalism

Jake Brien, Commentary Editor

April 6, 2018


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Let’s be honest: the media is pretty boring. For cable news stations and mainstream newspapers, they know that most people can get tired of the news. So, it really takes a lot of hard work and creativity for a decent media source to keep people invested… right? It seems that the mainstream media...

Enough is Enough

Ellie Coulston, Social Media Editor

April 4, 2018


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Shots fired. Lives lost. How much is too much? The gun laws are getting out of hand and it is terrifying. There have been too many shootings in 2018, too many lives taken, for the sole fact that gun owners won’t give up their guns. I am tired of hearing all the news stories and seeing all the social...

April Fool’s: The absolute worst

April Fool’s: The absolute worst

Robbie Warhola, Online Staff Writer

April 3, 2018


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Oh the one day a year where we’re not supposed to believe anything we hear. I hate it, I really do, why can’t it just be another day in the year. We shouldn’t need a day specifically to prank people, they’ll learn to expect it and adapt to it. Especially announcements by major companies ...

Is STAAR testing effective?

Is STAAR testing effective?

Kaitlyn Zellner, Online Managing Editor

April 2, 2018


Filed under Commentary, Online

The State of Texas Assessment of Academic Readiness (STAAR) test has been a routine catastrophe in the lives of Texas students and is right around the corner. Personally, the thought of STAAR tests makes my skin crawl. I am not the kind of student who thrives at taking these yearly tests. The thought...

Apple reaches new low with batteries

Apple reaches new low with batteries

Ian Miller, Commentary Editor

March 23, 2018


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Late last year, Apple announced to the world that it has been slowing down older iPhone models using large software updates, a fact many iPhone users have long suspected. Angry customers say the purpose of these updates is to encourage the purchase of newer iPhone models, however, Apple insists such ...

Online shopping destroys retail stores

Online shopping destroys retail stores

Ian Miller, Commentary Editor

March 18, 2018


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It’s no secret that online shopping has swept traditional retail shopping off its feet in recent years. With the new golden age of technology, online shopping can be done virtually anywhere; you’re able to buy a new pair of shoes on the bus ride home or order a book you need to read for English wi...

Chat with Nat: How can we use our time better?

Chat with Nat: How can we use our time better?

Natalie Aman, Columnist

March 15, 2018


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If I had a dollar for every time I’ve heard someone say “New Year, New Me!” in January, I’d buy myself a plane ticket to Europe. While this reboot mindset is a great place to start, it won’t do you much good if you solely rely on wiping the slate clean at the start of each year. Now, I am ...

Powerful movement takes over pop culture

Powerful movement takes over pop culture

Editorial

March 9, 2018


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The phrase “me too” may not have meant a lot to anyone until just recently. This simple sentence has managed to earn a powerful meaning through the strenuous efforts of many women over the past few months. Because of it, society is finally shifting its attitude in regards to harassment and sexual...

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