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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

WAY BACK WINTER: Cocoa in hand, Senior Jessie Bowie helps pass out holiday treats to spread the holiday spirit. The event was held for all grade levels and had a hot chocolate bar.
Organizations come together for Way Back Winter event
Mazzy Warren and Lily Bourgeois December 3, 2021

The clock’s ticking. Students constantly check the time, anticipating the moment class will be let out and they can go to the courtyard for the Way Back Winter event. Way Back Winter was an event put...

These past few years have led to the film industry being riddled with hurdle after hurdle, continuously slamming down on the actors, directors, and film crew trying their hardest to keep the industry alive.
The film industry right now
Austin Ikard, Dispatch Reporter • December 2, 2021

These past few years have led to the film industry being riddled with hurdle after hurdle, continuously slamming down on the actors, directors, and film crew trying their hardest to keep the industry alive.  A...

CELEBRATING: Sophomore Amelia Cook, sophomore Bella Barkume, junior Megan Sewell, and sophomore Jadon Demetri smile after their first debate round. After the preliminary rounds, Demetri found out that he had made it to finals for the tournament.
Debate teams craft convincing arguments in competition
Ben Tillisch, Staff Writer • November 29, 2021

Every argument has two opposing ideas and opinions, and there is not always one definitive solution, for everyone has a different perspective. Leading into competition season, it is the Bowie Debate team’s...

LEAP OF FAITH: Rocking his Taylor Swift sweatshirt, JV Star Dancer Luka Swantner leaps into the air. According to Ella Knudsen, Swantner’s friend, Swantner first got the chance to pursue his dance passion at tryouts during the summer of 2020.
Swantner shines on Star Dance squad
Kate Davis, Dispatch Reporter • December 3, 2021

Junior overcomes adversity and challenges on his journey to make dancing a career Walking off the field with his head held high, JV Star Dancer junior Luka Swantner’s adrenaline wears off quickly as...

For the past month, a piano has been heard playing various genres of music in the school hallways during lunch, class, and early mornings.
New piano is placed outside of B hall
Lauren Bogard, Dispatch Reporter • December 3, 2021

Gentle and intense melody's echo throughout the academic building, protruding from B hall. For the past month, a piano has been heard playing various genres of music in the school hallways during lunch,...

Bourgeois has learned to juggle his responsibilities as a teacher with his newfound responsibility of being a member of the in town, professional choir, Inversion.
Choir director Aaron Bourgeois's outside of school gig
Mars Canepa, Dispatch Reporter • December 3, 2021

The time is 4:35pm, and Bowie choir director, Aaron Bourgeois, has finished his time at school and begins to head out. He is looking at his music, meticulously preparing himself for the performance. Except...

Senior directors showcase childrens shows
Senior directors showcase children's shows
November 23, 2021

Every year, seniors in Bowie's Starlight Theatre Company are able to direct their own children's shows that are performed for various elemenary schools. Senior directors share their experience directing...

PACKAGING: Sous Chef Noelle Bruinings prepares the sample plate for the pumpkin gnocchi. Gnocchi is usually made with potato but was substituted with pumpkin to correlate with the pumpkin theme of the event. “I was blown away by the amount of work my students were able to get done during our first pop up,” Chef Bugni said. “I mean, we made homemade pumpkin gnocchi.”
Culinary makes dreams crumb true
Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor • November 18, 2021

Culinary students rush around the kitchen hurriedly constructing over 150 meals in preparation for their first event of the year. The culinary class returned to the kitchen to deliver their first pop-up...

HERE COME THE DAWGS: The varsity football team runs out after halftime at their white out game against Austin High. The score at halftime was 47-0, with the final score being 59-0. The game against Austin high was an important one because it was our district opening, Sonny Dedmon said. With that being said I think the team performed really well and showed how well we play as a team in all phases of the game
Dawgs dominate their opening games
Reagan Zuniga, Editor-in-Chief • October 28, 2021

Approaching their rivalry game against Westlake, the Bulldogs enter the game undefeated. Having already defeated teams such as Stony Point and Austin High, who the team had difficulty against last year,...

Simone Biles and about 160 more women have struggled with sexual abuse in the US gymnastics industry. In 2018, Simone Biles came forward claiming sexual abuse at the hands of Larry Nassar, the team doctor of the US women’s national gymnastics team.
Simone Biles and sexual abuse in the industry
Lily Bourgeois , Dispatch Reporter • December 1, 2021

Even though gymnasts reported Larry Nassar’s abuse to the FBI in 2015, he went along and still worked and treated students at Michigan State University until 2016. Simone Biles and about 160 more women...

Teenagers are trapped in an endless cycle of mental health and body issues because it profits Instagram.
Facebook employee exposes the company’s intentions
Ava Wong, Commentary Editor • November 28, 2021

In late September, 1,000’s of internal Facebook files were leaked revealing Facebook’s own executives and researchers are well aware of the harm their platforms cause. Knowing this, they have chosen...

Masks are enforced daily at all AISD events and campuses for safety purposes.
The debate over wearing masks
Viviana Lopez-Stern, J1 Reporter • November 22, 2021

Masks should be worn and enforced at Bowie. They should not only be required, but also, more effort needs to be made in order to ensure all students are wearing a mask the right way.  Studies from...