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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

Abortion restrictions have controlled American womens bodies for years. For some, this ensures women and childrens safety. To many others, its a tyrannical method to strengthen officials power over womens bodies.
American women struggle under abortion bills
Emily Loewe, Staff Writer • May 18, 2023

Abortion restrictions have controlled American women's bodies for years. For some, this ensures women and children's safety. To many others, it's a tyrannical method to strengthen officials' power over...

For the first time in US history, a former president has been indicted and arrested, as Donald Trump now faces 34 felony counts for falsifying New York business records.
Trump catches criminal charges
Mazzy Warren, Managing Editor • May 17, 2023

Sitting on the couch, junior Skye Farris grabs the TV remote and flips through the channels. She pauses as she lands on the Daily Show, a favorite in her house. Her eyes are pulled to the breaking-news...

On Wednesday March 1, Utah Governor Spencer Cox, signed two bills that limit minor access to social media apps.
Utah Governor implements digital curfew
Lucille Price, Print Editor-in-Chief • May 16, 2023

Arriving to class exhausted, struggling to keep up with her classes, student Jane Doe finds herself scrolling until late hours on TikTok putting off her responsibilities and homework. She dives down the...

LINED UP: The senior students in the Health Science Practicum class pose for a photo in their blue scrubs to commemorate their achievements. These students will graduate high school with a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) license.
Senior students graduate with Medical Assistant licenses
Savannah Linscomb, Staff Writer • May 29, 2023

This year a group of Bowie seniors will throw their graduation caps in the air while having a foot in the door of their future in the form of a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) license. The group of nine...

BOBOT THE ROBOT: Junior Carson Roman (left), and Senior Joseph Weis (right) will compete at Dallas for the VEX World Championship. Their team, Alpha Entity, has refined their robot over the past couple of months to prepare for each round and section they will be competing in.
Robotics team competes at VEX World
Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor • May 24, 2023

Controls in hand, senior Joseph Weiss, and junior Carson Roman place their robot down for the World VEX Robotics Competition.  For both students, their passion for robotics was evident at a young age....

PLAYING A TUNE: Junior Christopher Meeks practices a song with the Bowie band, as a member of the trumpet section. Meeks has been interested in music since he was a little kid, but began this instrument in sixth grade when he joined his middle school band.
Musicians take on national ensemble
Kate Davis, Managing Editor • May 22, 2023

Feeling the heat of the stage lights, taking in the rows of red velvet seats, junior Christopher Meeks and senior Vera Romero prepare to perform in Carnegie Hall with the National Youth Orchestra.  For...

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FOLLOWING THROUGH: Sophomore Knox Cannon aims for the green with an iron shot. In his second appearance, Cannon successfully competed in the district tournament.
Golf shooting for title at district
Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor • June 1, 2023

Stepping to the first tee box of the district tournament, junior Alex Payne feels the harsh wind whip against his face. Training his eyes on his target, the neatly trimmed fairway of Wolfdancer Golf Club,...

NOT IN MY HOUSE: Junior Griffin Crawley thwarts the Anderson attack. The Bulldogs ended up winning 3-1 against the Trojans in a triumphant victory.
Bulldogs soccer: a cut above the rest
Zachary Scariano, Staff Writer • May 31, 2023

Winding up for the shot, junior Jake Ciccarello sees the opening. As the ball soars into the back of the net, the crowd roars cheers of approval. Ciccarello just tipped the first domino in the descent...

With the postseason on the horizon, MacGregor thinks big things are coming but knows they won’t be easy.
Relay team runs into the record books in 4x800 event
Sam Vane, Sports Editor • May 30, 2023

On his last lap, senior Zach Munger glides through the track. He keeps pushing, only focusing on the sounds of his footsteps hitting the track. With the finish line in sight, he finishes strong, looking...

SURPRISED CELEBRATION: The Violet Sharp cast celebrates in shock after discovering they were awarded first place in the bi-district UIL competition. Directors wanted to surprise the group to get their raw reaction to the news.
Theatre students earn first place for UIL competition
Amilia Velez, Staff Writer • May 26, 2023

Lights, Camera, Action. Junior Sophia Chavez takes a deep breath and transforms into her character before hitting the stage. The Bowie Starlight Theatre Company (STC) had a select group of students perform...

AIRPORT ADVENTURE: The James Bowie High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (AFJROTC) took a trip to Austin-Bergstrom International Airport. They received a tour of the airport, which featured driving a school bus on the runway as well as seeing a demonstration from the Austin Fire Department on how to put out an aircraft fire.
Air Force JROTC takes a trip to the airport
Alex Edwards, Mars Canepa, and Austin Ikard April 25, 2023

Imagine for a moment you’ve just boarded your flight.  You put one carry-on bag in the overhead bin, and your second under the seat in front of you, leaving just barely enough legroom. You put your...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT : Juniors Bella Barkkume and Jaden Demetri practice for their upcoming oral interpretation competition. Barkkume heads to the UT speech and debate camp this summer on a scholarship.
Speech and debate students continue to excel in tournaments
Charlotte Koellner, Dispatch Reporter • March 6, 2023

Lions, tigers, and state qualifiers! Oh my! Bowie junior Bella Barkkume has qualified for oral interpretation state, nationals, and has been scouted by the University of Texas at Austin (UT) Speech team...

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