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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

HEADED THROUGH THE HALLS: With less than two weeks left of school Bowie students walk to their second period classes after first lunch. The last day of school will be next on Friday May, 27. 2022 with the 3rd and 4th period finals.
2022-23 school year brings new changes
Lauren Wright, News Editor • May 31, 2022
Bigger classes, new teachers, and buildings excites students and staff for the next year
PEACE OUT: Senior Madelyn Lopez Ball expresses her excitement walking off the stage as she gets her certificates and medals. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 10 2022 in the new athletic facility.
Senior 'Top Dawgs' award ceremony returns in-person
Donna Kim, News Editor • May 31, 2022

On Tuesday night, select junior and seniors walked up onto the gym stage to be awarded a Trustees’ Scholar Award for their academic achievements, celebrating all their hard work during the school year. Juniors...

SNACKS AND SMILES: Senior Yuri Lee and Zoya Faisal enjoy their breakfast sponsored by National Honor Society. The breakfast was held on May 18 in the Southwest room.
Seniors sweeten their high school memories at breakfast
Sydney Crum, Dispatch Reporter • May 30, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, there are many events planned for seniors to celebrate the end of their high school careers. One of these senior-exclusive events that took place was the senior breakfast...

“TROOP 1711”: Huddled together, senior Susan Leifker’s childhood Girl Scout troop participates in a group activity. Art has always been a part of Leifker’s life, and with this skill she has captured a fond memory of her adolescent years, and hopes to continue to do this for many years to come.
Students creativity conquers competition at state challenge
Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor • June 6, 2022
Two seniors win awards for their art at Visual Arts Scholastic Event
FRESH OUT OF THE POOL: Sophomores, Mia Schwartz, Lily Florence, and Gabby Clopaski wrap up their shift at the Circle C community pool. Schwartz started lifeguarding last summer and feels that this experience brightens her summer.
Lifeguard duty makes a splash amid COVID shortages
Sydney Crum, Dispatch Reporter • June 6, 2022

Overlooking the blue water, blazing summer sun beating down on her, student lifeguard Scarlett Crabtree sits in her chair surveying the scene below, ready to jump in or blow her whistle if necessary. As...

Class of 2022 Who’s Who Honorees
Class of 2022 Who’s Who Honorees
Arushi Sharma and Reagan Zuniga May 26, 2022

As the 2022 school year comes to an end, seniors get the chance to be recognized for their contributions and the impact they have made on our campus during their high school careers. Who’s Who is an...

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Michels movitates students through musical performance
Michels movitates students through musical performance
June 15, 2022

On the week before finals, Austin-based singer and songwriter Mckenna Michels held a musical performance in the library. Michels details her inspiration for making music and her songwriting process.

The Directoral: Episode Three
Mars Canepa, Austin Ikard, and Rachel Maddox May 31, 2022

In this episode of the Directoral, sophomore Mars Canepa reviews Moon Night, sophomore Austin Ikard discusses underrated Call of Duty games, and junior Rachel Maddox reviews the Brooklyn Bakeshop.

COME GET YOUR BOOK: Editor-in-Chief Lizzie Jensen hands off a yearbook to Ariana Ritzie during the first lunch distribution. This year’s book, similar to year’s in the past, came in three separate colored covers for students to pick from. “I really like the hidden Taylor Swift Easter eggs in the book,” Jensen said. “We named all of our colors used in the book after Taylor Swift albums which can be seen in the Colophon in the back of the book.”
Yearbook holds annual Distribution Day
Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor • May 30, 2022

Staff resumes its first in- person event in two years 8,317 pounds of yearbooks were hauled into the courtyard to be distributed to students and staff. With over 300 pages, the yearbook staff worked rigorously...

Elon Musk is buying Twitter for all the wrong reasons
Elon Musk is buying Twitter for all the wrong reasons
Lily Bourgeois, Dispatch Reporter • June 14, 2022

On Monday, April 25, the world famous social media platform Twitter board of directors agreed to sell itself to billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. Musk is well known as a very high...

The Depp v. Heard case is a big mess
The Depp v. Heard case is a big mess
Asher Hagan, Commentary Editor • June 14, 2022

On December 18, 2018, The Washington Post published an article entitled “Amber Heard: I spoke up against sexual violence - and faced our culture’s wrath. That has to change.” This was an op-ed article...

NASA scientists rightfully protest our climate problem
NASA scientists rightfully protest our climate problem
Lillian Hoover, Commentary Editor • June 14, 2022

When the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its study on the mitigation of climate change in April of 2022, it reaffirmed what scientists around the world have been trying to tell...

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