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In the new online PSAT and SATs, the time to complete the tests have been shortened, but both previously separate math sections are now combined and a built-in calculator is always available.
Students and staff prepare for College Board changes
Alec Morse, Dispatch Reporter • February 22, 2024

Testing is a vital part of education and is used to show that you understand the subject. Test scores are also used by colleges to choose who they accept. Because of this, streamlining the testing process...

The two election frontrunners from each party are Donald Trump from the Republican Party and incumbent Joe Biden for the Democratic Party.
Deciding the course of a nation
Ryan Zuniga, Dispatch Reporter • February 20, 2024

There is a power in numbers. More votes equals more representation, reformations, and better quality in our government. On November 5, 2024, the 60th presidential election will take place. President Joe...

Captains Amelia Cook, Jadon Demetri, and Zach Kohlmeyer pass out trophies for the winners of the Bowie-ran tournament this November.
Bowie Speech team speaks out to save their program
Audrey Cullinane, Dispatch Reporter • February 16, 2024

Students find their seats as the bell rings, and a hush goes over the room as Oral Interpretation teacher, Marco Bazan, shares opportunities for tournaments around the Austin-area. Usually, a local school...

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 • February 16, 2024

Padalino kicking the ball to a Center Back from a goalkick.
Junior Fiona Padalino shoots her shot for Harvard soccer
Bentlee Toland, Feature Editor • February 16, 2024

Junior Fiona Padalino checks her email as usual, and her jaw drops as her eyes scan across the screen. It’s an email from Harvard to go to a soccer camp. Padalino was in shock and denial, thinking...

GETTING A GRIP: Junior Cooper Lieberknecht scales a wall with a negative incline.  Lieberknecht competes in rock climbing at Crux Climbing Center.
Junior mountaineer scales his way to the top
Michael Vienneau, Dispatch Reporter • February 9, 2024

Fingers clutched up against the crimps, junior Cooper Lieberknecht uses his unique strength and problem solving to continue his away up the wall. Lieberknecht has been climbing for two years, beginning...

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To become a winning team, we knew that we had to lock into the talent that we knew we had and pair it with unmatched effort
Lady ‘Dawgs dominate district led by senior guard
Micah Walton, Guest Columnist • February 16, 2024

To say that we’ve come along way throughout the course of the season would be a major understatement. From fall ball in September to February playoffs, we’ve excelled beyond what was expected of us. At...

OFF THE BLOCKS: Junior sprinter Owen Langdon bursts out of the blocks during practice. Langdon focuses on a strong launch to give him a good start in his races.
Star emerging for Bowie track & field
Sam Vane, Sports Editor • February 16, 2024

The Bowie basketball team set the tone with a resounding 82-48 triumph over Del Valle on senior night
The dawgs dominate over Del Valle
Michael Vienneau and Cooper Ceniceros-Fike February 12, 2024

Bulldog athletics enjoyed yet another stellar weekend, dominating Del Valle across all sports. The victories were emphatic blowouts, showcasing the Dawgs' prowess. The Bowie basketball team set the...

Bowie celebrates fine arts programs
Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor • February 16, 2024

Junior Russel Early plays a series of guitar riffs as practice. Early is mainly skilled with guitars, and focuses his musical talent on them.
Live Music Club lets student musicians connect
William Balke, Dispatch Reporter • February 15, 2024

As students rush out of their last class to head home, some students instead make their way to piano teacher Randy Cantu’s room to jam out. Cantu is the sponsor of the Live Music Club, which meets every...

CAROLING AWAY: An attentive choir watches director Aaron Bourgeois for cues as they wrap up the night with their final piece. The annual “Night of Silence” fills the theatre with holiday spirit.
Bowie Choir rings in the Season Winter Concert
Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor • January 24, 2024

Inside the theater, the audience is eagerly waiting for the winter concert to begin. The stage is adorned with sparkly Christmas lights that are ready to twinkle bright as choir students take their place...

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