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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

A SPARKLING INVENTORY: A shining array of formal dresses can be seen hanging on a clothing rack outside Kristin Mijares downstairs B-hall classroom. With the help of her community, Mijares was able to collect donated clothing items and provide Bowie students with free prom attire.
Affordable prom dresses offered to students
Elizabeth Yowell, Dispatch Reporter • April 23, 2024

In the months leading up to prom, popular dress chains and small dress boutiques are stocked full of dresses dedicated to the event. With the average price of a prom dress being several hundred dollars,...

Engaging with students, Smith talks about valuable insights on plant care, ensuring they are equipped with the knowledge needed to nurture their plants with care and expertise.
Environmental program blossoms after plant sale success
Emerson Traugott, Executive Editor: News • April 19, 2024

An elective in desperate need of funding, the environmental systems class hosted a plant sale during lunch for a week. The profits earned during this sale will help fund the materials needed to preserve...

Bulldogs Bite Cancer in local fundraiser
Bulldogs Bite Cancer in local fundraiser
Sophia Sanchez, Executive Editor: Writing • March 20, 2024

Robert “Robbie” Roesler de Villers quickly succumbed to leukemia at the age of 16, after five frustrating years of battling the illness with various treatments. His parents Rudolph and Antoinette de...

Dull to colorful with new murals
Ryan Zuniga, Dispatch Reporter • April 19, 2024

Along the heavily populated hallway is the second mural within the fine arts wing. Over spring break a local graffiti group, Color Cartel, led and established by artist Andrew Horner, created the...

BALLS FLYING: Club leader Mia Urrbazzo concentrates while demonstrating how to juggle three balls at once, for other club members to learn. Urrbazzo has just starting juggling this year, with the help of her chemistry teacher Jacob Slaughter.
Joyfully juggling into the new semester
Isabella Verette, Feature Editor • March 28, 2024

The weight bounces off their hands as pins and balls fly through the air, bringing smiles and laughs to those around them. Sophomores Mia Urrbazzo and Riley Redmer started the Bowie juggling club at the...

HAND MADE CRAFTS: Sophomores Darby Kendrick (left) and Grace Hertel (right) fold, cut, and create valentines day boxes for the Brookdale Beckett Meadows assisted living home. The Assisted Living Club have been regularly meeting with residents and feel that their club has created a little family within the home.
Students raise residents spirits with Assisted Living Club
Charlotte Schwarte, Dispatch Reporter • March 8, 2024

People bustle around in a constant routine, as numbers are announced loudly. B12. I26. O67. Eyes dart from board to board, and students watch on. One last number is called, and cheers erupt from one side...

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FACE-TO-FACE: Sophomore Cole Wong runs toe-to-toe with an Austin High defender. Bowie struggled offensively and end up losing 21-2 to the Maroons “They are a very experienced and physical team, and we have a lot to work on,” midfielder Wong said. “My game knowledge and field vision is better this year and I hope that I can utilize those skills to score more goals and help my teammates.”
Tracy leads Bulldog LAX team into season
Noah Bihan, Photo Essay Editor • April 4, 2024

As the varsity boys lacrosse team gears up for an exciting pre-season, the atmosphere is rich with anticipation and a fresh sense of purpose. “This season is super exciting for all of us,” Coach...

THE MAD DASH: Junior Owen Langdon practices sprints, during track practice. Racing against fellow sprinters Langdon starts off strong.
Star emerging for Bowie track & field
Sam Vane, Sports Editor • March 21, 2024

Junior Owen Langdon is waiting at the turn. His hands sweating, heart pounding, waiting for the baton to enter his grasp before he can take off. He feels the baton hit his hand and runs like the wind passing...

KICKING HARD: Freshman Kate Alexander swims the backstroke race. Alexander holds a personal best time of one minute and 46 seconds in the 100 meter backstroke.
Para-athlete swims for ‘Dawgs
Ben Tillisch, Executive Editor: Sports • March 18, 2024

As the starting pistol sounds, ringing across the water and echoing throughout the arena, freshman Kate Alexander explodes through the air, cutting the surface tension of the water like a knife. Swimming...

A LOOK IN THE MIRROR: Oliver Huckaba’s piece  conveys a feeling of disassociation found in reflections. The drawing which earned an Honorable mention in competition.
Scholastic Art competition brings novice student’s best
Savannah Linscomb, Entertainment Editor • March 29, 2024

In the back of L hall, student artists scribble meaningfully at large pieces of paper as their skillful hands create art worthy of rewards. In mid December a handful of Bowie’s art students submitted...

ALL EYES ON THE MUSIC: Choir teacher Aaron Bourgeois assists student with choir-led karaoke booth.
Bowie celebrates fine arts programs
Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor • March 4, 2024

As guitars are tuned and drums are tested, the cafeteria buzzes with student chatter. Students and teachers collaborated to put on the We Love Austin Music Showcase. Through collaboration amongst the fine...

Big Fish and even bigger talent
Elizabeth Yowell and Liberty Pittman March 1, 2024

The house lights dim and the stage comes alive in color, gradually, murmurs among the audience are replaced with the sound of the live orchestra. Curtain up, it’s show-time! On Jan. 19, Bowie’s Starlight...

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