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The portrait captures a girl staring into the sky, surrounded by calls for justice and change. As part of a portfolio themed on social justice, senior Kaylin York desired for her AP Studio Art piece to express the essence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the need for immediate action.
Student brings attention to BLM through her artwork
Amorah Schultze, Reporter • November 11, 2020

In the Black girl’s eye, a “Justice for George Floyd” poster calls for change. Her other eye is looking to the sky, suspended between an outcry to the universe. Rising above it all are three words:...

SIGN IN HAND: Smiling with her sign, senior Vivian Howard shows off her creative work. Howard created the sign last summer to help educate on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Senior raises funds for BLM movement
Miranda Cardenas, Feature Editor • November 11, 2020

From nationwide protests to ongoing debates and conversations, there is something new in headlines every day. Out of these headlines come more topics, issues, and organizations that make up main events...

Student excels in oral interpretation
Ava Wong, Reporter • November 10, 2020

Oral interpretation is a class at Bowie where students compete by performing literature and communicate meaning to an audience. Sophomore Nadia Petru has already excelled in this short year winning four...

Behind the Fence
Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief • December 2, 2020

As the initial phase of the campus modernization project funded by the 2017 Bond Program, the new parking garage, equipped with tennis courts on the fourth story, was completed over the summer. “It...

Fall 2020 exam incentives
Fall 2020 exam incentives
Shikha Patel, Online Editor-in-Chief • November 20, 2020

Every semester, Bowie offers students the opportunity to get exam incentives. Exam incentives are earned by attending classes and participating in the learning. The incentive allows students to substitute...

PROTESTS IN AUSTIN: Protesters hold up Black Live Matter signs at a march against police brutality. The pro- tests began after the death of George Floyd and continued throughout the summer.
Austin City Council approves reallocation of APD budget
Carey Wooley, Reporter • November 20, 2020

All summer long, downtown Austin was filled with a roar of voices from Black Lives Matter (BLM) protests. Off of I-35, where the Austin Police Department (APD) headquarters are located, BLM protesters...

Mask up: review of the most effective mask types
Mask up: review of the most effective mask types
Sammie Thompson, Reviews Editor • November 12, 2020

At this stage in the pandemic, the evidence is clear: face masks are effective and necessary tools in fighting against COVID-19. But with so many options for face masks available, the question arises:...

As time goes by it is becoming increasingly more obvious that teens do not value their privacy. We live in a new age where technology dominates the majority of all of our lives, from school, work, and our hobbies.
Do teens value privacy?
Carter Scruggs, Commentary Editor • November 6, 2020

As time goes by it is becoming increasingly more obvious that teens do not value their privacy. We live in a new age where technology dominates the majority of all of our lives, from school, work, and...

Blue light glasses have risen as a means for students to cope with virtual learning.
Students turn to blue light glasses to cope with virtual learning
Sammie Thompson, Commentary Editor • November 3, 2020

According to a 2019 Common Sense Media report, the average teenager spends over seven hours using screens every day. However, there’s a catch: this number doesn’t include time spent using screens for...

Junior Silver Star Avery Andrade performs at the Fall Extravaganza.
Fall Extravaganza
Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino November 14, 2020

After a long period of virtual only events, the 2020 Fall Extravaganza was held by several fine arts departments to showcase a series of performances by the band, color guard, and dance teams.  “My...

Bulldog football back in action
Bulldog football back in action
November 12, 2020

As sports teams begin to practice again, managing editors Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino ask football players how this season has been different from ever before.

The Dispatch Podcast: Episode 28 | Living in a Pandemic and the 2020 Election
The Dispatch Podcast: Episode 28 | Living in a Pandemic and the 2020 Election
Colin Barnes, Reporter • November 12, 2020

As the 2020 election comes to a close, The Dispatch Podcast covers the election and experiencing online school due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Hosted by Colin Barnes. https://anchor.fm/jbhsdispatch/episodes/Episode-28--Living-in-a-Pandemic-and-the-2020-Election-em9qs0  

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