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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

After being struck by the pandemic, followed by an increase in student vandalism, specifically within bathrooms, Bowie has seen a surge in messes on campus. In turn, the custodial staff has experienced an increase in workload and severity of cleaning tasks. 
Hidden heroes beautify Bowie
Lucille Price, Editor-in-Chief • January 20, 2023

Removing food clogged inside toilets, wiping graffiti from smoke covered mirrors, and repairing soap dispensers broken by students. For Bowie custodian Carmen Perez, this is her reality nearly every day,...

LEARNING DILIGENTLY: French student explains to a classmate about the language. French Honor Society hosts their meetings in A213 on B-day Fridays during flexible Instructional Time (FIT).
French Honor Society makes a comeback
Savannah Linscomb, Print Staff • January 11, 2023

For the past few weeks an extra briefing has been added to the morning announcements, this one is a call to join Bowie’s French Honor Society, a program at Bowie that after two years off, is back. The...

Shortly after election day on Nov. 8, interim superintendent Dr. Anthony Mays announced he was leaving AISD for a permanent superintendent position at Alief ISD. Shortly after, the AISD board of trustees announced they would be accepting applications for a new interim superintendent, and announced that finalist on Dec. 15.
AISD searches for new superintendent
Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief • December 23, 2022

The past three years, the Austin Independent School district (AISD) has had a spotlight shining on their upper level staff. After three different superintendents and many changes to important board and...

FOCUSED ON HIS SKETCH:  Senior Holden Griffith works in a sketchbook during one of his art classes at Bowie. Griffith has been expanding his techniques in art from a young age, and recently has been doing commissions. He regularly posts his artwork on his Instagram @leoisaki.
Senior shows off art via social media
Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor • January 23, 2023

Paint brush in hand senior Holden Griffith puts the finishing touches on his new piece of art. From a young age, Griffith has had an eye for the arts and discovered his favorite techniques through years...

TRIMMING THE BOWL: Junior Mia Schwartz trims down and perfects the ceramic bowl they made in sculpture class. Schwartz has been interested in art since they were a child, but began to truly develop their skills in their middle school art classes, and is now hoping to make art a career.
Schwartz sculpts a future career in art
Kate Davis, Managing Editor • January 17, 2023
Junior experiments with multiple forms of art such as sculpting, painting, and sketching
ASSISTING A STUDENT: Social studies teacher Charles Stampley enlisted himself into the U.S. Navy at the young age of 18 and retired as a major. The years spent in the military have given Stampley an awareness of other cultures, and he incorporates this knowledge into his everyday teaching.
Social studies teacher recalls years of service in U.S. Navy
Madeleine Travis, Print Staff • January 10, 2023

Examining the battlefield, Social Studies teacher Charles Stampley wonders what this conflict has in store for the near future, with the violence surrounding him on the daily any moment could be his last.  Stampley...

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Conference betting tips: plays for this weekend
Conference betting tips: plays for this weekend
Cooper Ceniceros-Fike, Digital Staff • January 27, 2023

The NFL season is coming to a close with only four teams left in play for the superbowl. In the NFC (National Football Conference), the 49ers will be traveling to Philedelphia to face the Eagles in the...

Twitter will be heading for a rough patch if they cannot improve their situation. They need to focus more on their active users than banned accounts.
Freedom of Speech abused & Twitter is a prime abuser
Nathan Palsey, Print Staff • January 19, 2023

There has been a huge spike of hate speech on Twitter since Elon Musk took control on October 28, for $44 billion. One of Musk’s first actions was to un-ban accounts like Kanye West, who was originally...

Teachers are continuing to leave due to the lack of support provided to them. They’re underpaid and the programs they wrestle into continued existence are underfunded with their value and efforts unrecognised.
The district has lost sight of what is truly important
Dylan Zellner, Commentary Editor • January 2, 2023

James Doe marches through the windowless doors leading towards his favorite extracurricular, computer science. He’s always dreamed of becoming a computer engineer due to his love of working with his...

The holidays are just around the corner, and this season Summer Moon has stepped up their spirit with a variety of festive coffees. Started in Texas by Amanda Terry, the business has spread to other states including Tennessee, Arkansas and Wisconsin. 
Seasons greetings at Summer Moon
Claire Scott, Reviews Editor • January 16, 2023

The holidays are just around the corner, and this season Summer Moon has stepped up their spirit with a variety of festive coffees. Started in Texas by Amanda Terry, the business has spread to other states...

GLEAMING BRIGHTLY: Hundreds of people wait in line to ride the famous 90-foot Ferris wheel that arrives in Austin every Christmas, to accompany the Trail of Lights. The trail also has two stages with performers, food trucks, and multiple displays of lights for viewers to enjoy.
The Trail of Lights begins to spark up the holiday spirit
Fiona Padalino, Print Staff • December 26, 2022

The Austin Trail of Lights is an annual festive holiday event that will brighten any family’s spirits. It is held at Zilker Park downtown off of Lady Bird Lake. This city-wide tradition is one that is...

The Till movie is wonderful; I would recommend it one hundred percent. Especially the stunning performance by Danielle Deadwayer of Mamie Till. Its truly an astonishing story and opens your eyes.
Till movie shows the true story of the murder of Emmit Till
Bella Boone, Digital Staff • December 8, 2022

The Till movie, directed by Chinonye Chukwu just released on October 14, 2022. This is based on a true story about a single mother, Mamie Till-Mobley, chasing justice for her fourteen-year-old son Emmit...

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