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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

Los Campeones offers state of the art equipment with having four squat racks and a plethora of leg equipment.
New gym gathers student excitement
Cooper Ceniceros-Fike, Staff Writer • March 23, 2023

As you hear the loud bangs of the metal weights and music as soon as you enter, you understand you are at the base of muscle building and strength training. Los Campeones is a new gym in the Austin area...

Becoming an adult: high schoolers hit milestones
Madeleine Travis, Dispatch Reporter • March 13, 2023

In the process of leaving high school, there are many responsibilities that students have to take on top of their normal day-to-day tasks. This part of growing up is something that schools don't teach...

The search continues for a superintendent
Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief • February 23, 2023

At the end of the 21-22 school year, superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde stepped down and returned to her old district in Dallas ISD. Following this news the  Austin Independent School District (AISD),...

STRIKING A POSE: Ally Bartek performs for the new dance company BHumn Arts Ensemble after weeks of practice. Bartek feels being a part of the new company helped her improve multiple styles of dance and improved her communication techniques.
Dancer turns towards a bright future
Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor • March 24, 2023

Pointing her toes, feeling the stretch throughout her muscles, senior Ally Bartek warms up for her Advanced Dance 4 class. Dance has been a part of Bartek’s life before she could walk, her older sister...

PERFECTING HIS NOTES: Junior Finnegan Alexander reads over a song during a Bowie choir rehearsal. This is Alexander’s second year as a member of the Bowie Ensemble and he recently became a member of the All-State Choir for the second year.
Junior returns to All-State Ensemble
Kate Davis, Managing Editor • March 17, 2023

Standing in front of the audience, spotlight beaming down, junior Finnegan Alexander prepares to perform with the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) All-State Choir. The process of becoming a member...

JAMMING OUT: Seniors Caiden Kinsey (far left), Mac Allen (left), Ace Brown (right), and John Michael Rocha (far right)practice one of their original songs in their garage. You can stream Track Five’s songs on Spotify.
Track Five band reaches 1.6k monthly Spotify listeners
Donna Kim, Dispatch Reporter • March 2, 2023

For childhood friends Caiden Kinsey and John Michael Rocha, forming a band and producing music seemed like a distant reality. Now as high school seniors, their band’s debut single has reached over 25K...

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Senior Tucker Lawson jumps off the diving board for the 1 meter diving tournament.
Swim team competes at regionals and state
Donna Kim, Staff Writer • March 21, 2023

Breaking the water seal, the pool water swallows Rowan Cox as he splashes through the crisp, cool water. The Bowie Swim team competed in the Region 7-6A Swim and Dive Championship at Josh Davis Natatorium...

CLEAR: Liz Luck clears the ball right before the the Lake Travis defender can stop her. Depsite her valiant effort, the Bulldogs lost 5-0 to the Cavaliers.
Queen Liz leading the Bulldog charge
Ben Tillisch, Sports Editor • March 20, 2023

Patiently waiting for her teammate to serve the ball in from a corner kick, sophomore Elizabeth Luck dances around the edge of the 18-yard box, fighting for an edge on her opponent. Familiar with the pressure...

An increasing number of high schoolers have now joined the betting underworld and arent planning to stop anytime soon.
Rise in underage sports betting
Sam Vane, Sports Editor • March 14, 2023

When watching your favorite sports team, fans usually care about one thing: winning. However, this is only the case for some, as many fans now care about more than winning: how much a team wins or loses...

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...

SKETCHING THE ART: Senior Winter Brown sketches art from a picture on his phone. Brown’s piece “Internet Sobriety”  is based off of his time spent on technology during quarantine, and represents people’s struggles with phone addiction.
Scholastic Art Award winners triumph
Amilia Velez, Entertainment Editor • March 1, 2023

 Examining the canvas, senior Winter Brown reflects on a piece that he doesn’t know will win big in the regional Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards are a competition where hundreds of...

ALL TOGETHER: The Star Dancers pose after winning Overall Grand Champion JV Team.
Historic wins for Star Dancers: Ascension Hill Country Country Challenge Results
Rachel Maddox and Jace Arriaga February 28, 2023

Butterflies tumble and flutter in her stomach as she leaps into the spotlight. Her hands are steady, each count echoing in her mind. Her face doesn't show any of this, plastered with a smile. She’s run...

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