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The Dispatch

Senior Goodbye: Arushi Sharma
Senior Goodbye: Arushi Sharma
Arushi Sharma, Editor-in-Chief • May 26, 2022

Well. I still can’t believe I’m writing this because it doesn’t feel real that I’m graduating high school in the next few days. As soon as I walked through those doors freshman year, I was ready...

Senior Goodbye: Reagan Zuniga
Senior Goodbye: Reagan Zuniga
Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor • May 26, 2022

Even though I’m more than ready to say goodbye to Bowie after my four long years here, it’s immensely bittersweet to do so. I’ve anticipated the day of graduation for years now and even as it rapidly...

Senior Goodbye: Dylan Ebs
Senior Goodbye: Dylan Ebs
Dylan Ebs, Features Editor • May 26, 2022

My path to The Dispatch was a little unexpected. When filling out my freshman choice sheet, I was looking for a broadcast class because I was a producer for my middle school’s broadcast (shoutout Gnasher...

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...

Transitioning from being a student to being a peer of former teachers is something that each alumni has had to deal with.
Former Bowie students return as teachers
Julia Arriaga, Staff Writer • May 9, 2022

It’s finally graduation day for the Class of 1997 at Bowie High School. Everyone throws their caps into the air in celebration of the past four years of hard work and dedication. At the time, science...

MAKING BANK: Sophomore Nick Vega checks on the status of his cryptocurrency, a form of online currency that has been increasing in popularity. A few months ago, Vega bought a fork of the Solana cryptocurrency blockchain and has been using an investing in it since.
Crypto craze captures student interest
Sammie Thompson, Managing Editor • May 5, 2022

The dishes are washed, floors are vacuumed, and all is calm in the Vega household. Cha-ching. Sophomore Nick Vega gets paid for completing his chores. His family does things a bit differently than the...

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BLOCKING THE GOAL: Wilson stands ready to defend her goal from the opposing team. Wilson is excited to continue playing lacrosse in college and is happy that the process of applying and being recruited is over. “It was just a really long process but once it’s all done it’s like the most relieving and validating thing ever,” Wilson said. “It was so nice to finally have it done and be able to kind of chill senior year.”
Lacrosse senior captain competing in college
Natalie Cullen, Online Editor-in-Chief • May 26, 2022

Eyes watching the match unfold, girls lacrosse senior captain Reese Wilson stands strong as the last line of defense between the opposing team and the goal. The ball comes flying her way.  Bang! The...

LEGO Star Wars review
LEGO Star Wars review
Mars Canepa, Dispatch Reporter • May 12, 2022

ZERO GRAVITY: Dorer launches himself into the air off of the raised course. Dorer enjoys riding during the weekends at House Park. “My favorite memory with my BMX bike was definitely the first time I got free bike parts,” Dorer said. “That was a really cool feeling because I knew my riding was getting more recognition.”
Wheelie into the world of BMX riding
Anna Bea Heise, Photo Essay Editor • May 10, 2022

BMX riding is a lesser known sport where riders race on tracks with rollers, jumps, and turns to challenge their skills. Senior Ethan Dorer has been a competitor in this sport since his early childhood. “I...

The Emmitt Till Anti-lynching Act creates a distinction between murder and lynching.
Congress finally passes Emmett Till anti-lynching act
Lillian Hoover, Staff Writer • May 6, 2022

In the summer of 1955, Emmett Till’s life was taken from him after he was falsely accused of whistling at and grabbing a white woman. The woman’s husband and his brother forced Emmet into their car,...

I am a trans person, some of my friends are trans, and we are all still children, yet we are already hated for things that we did not choose to happen to us.
Texas bill threatens transgender youth
Audrey Hagan, Staff Writer • April 28, 2022

There is no commonly held belief about when the term “transgender” came into existence. It is however widely accepted that the term became more popular in the 1980s. And ever since the 1980s, many...

Media now has a higher effect on its audience than ever, teenagers and young people especially.
Romanticizing Toxic Relationships
Alli Ekrot, Staff Writer • April 21, 2022

On social media and within myself and my friends, I've noticed a shrinking in the distance between screen and self. As we further and further incorporate internet and media consumption into our personal...

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