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Senior Elizabeth Cluchey beams as she waves to her beloved teachers. Cluchey said that upon reflection of her high school career, it would be the family she had in the Starlight Theatre Company that she will miss the most.
Senior Send-Off Salute allows the Class of 2020 to take one last lap around campus
Cade Spencer, Managing Editor • June 8, 2020

No senior of the Class of 2020 could have predicted that the end of their senior year would consist of self-isolation and social distancing. Although there is yet to be an official graduation ceremony,...

Senior Ava Nielsen stands outside of her house with the Student Council sponsor Kaylin Brett, who gave her balloons and flowers. The student council also wrote Nielsen a letter congratulating her on her win.
Bowie Idol crown taken with "Queen"
Corinne Piorkowski, Entertainment Editor • May 14, 2020

The process of recording a video, mixing songs, coordinating outfit changes, filming different scenes, and blending it all together is not a job for just anyone, which is what it takes to participate in...

Lounging together, Junior Ellie Bible’s four new foster puppies enjoy the outdoors in a deck chair. Bible and her family decided to foster Boxer and Cocker Spaniel mix puppies to help support the shelters during the pandemic.
Students foster pets during quarantine to support shelters
Mia Folkers, Feature Editor • May 6, 2020

Opening your front door, you watch as a new puppy curiously runs to explore every room in the house. As its small paws quickly travel into your room, you imagine the millions of pictures and memories that...

Principal Mark Robinson, along with several staff members, hosted a virtual Community Fireside Chat to discuss the upcoming school year and answer several questions students and parents might have. The Fireside Chat provided answers for some of the questions in this article.
The Dispatch responds to student and parents questions about the upcoming school year
Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor • September 6, 2020

The Dispatch asked students and parents, via Instagram, what questions they had regarding the upcoming school year and then got answers from the Bowie Community Fireside Chat, the Bowie website, and the...

AISD Superintendent Paul Cruz presents the Board Action Items for the AISD Trustee Meeting on Thursday, August 6. The board voted unanimously to postpone the start of school date to Tuesday, September 8 and to submit a waiver to the Texas Education Agency to have an additional four weeks of remote learning for a total of eight weeks.
AISD Board votes to delay the start of school and extend period of remote learning
Faith Lawrence and Cade Spencer August 7, 2020

The Austin Independent School District (AISD) Board of Trustees unanimously voted early Friday, August 7 to delay the start of virtual learning until Tuesday, Sept. 8 and to petition the Texas Education...

On Thursday, August 6, Principal Mark Robinson announced a two phase reopening policy for the Fall semester. The Austin Independent School District (AISD) Board will vote on Thursday, August 6 to possibly push back the start date of the 2020-2021 school year and extended the initial period of remote learning.
Two phase school reopening plan announced for Fall semester
Cade Spencer and Faith Lawrence August 6, 2020

In order to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, the Fall semester of the 2020-2021 school year will follow a modified format described in Principal Mark Robinson’s Star Newsletter....

Class of 2020 Faculty Send Off Salute
Class of 2020 Faculty Send Off Salute
June 3, 2020

On May 29, Seniors got the opportunity to drive by campus and a line of teachers. Congratulations to the class of 2020!

Why teachers love their jobs
Why teachers love their jobs
May 25, 2020

As the last week of online school comes to an end, reporters Izzy Rejino and Natalie Cullen ask Bowie teachers why they love their jobs!

Junior Brooke Forsyth poses for a photo while working a shift at Sonic. Under Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s orders, essential businesses such as restaurants like Sonic will remain open during quarantine but must follow social distancing policies.
Thank you to all essential workers from The Dispatch staff
Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor • May 14, 2020

Being stuck in a nationwide quarantine for almost 10 weeks has proved to be a struggle for me. I am finding that the longer quarantine continues, the less motivation I have to do simple things like write...

"Fine Line," released in 2019, is the second studio album from the Harry Styles, a past member of the band One Direction. The album covers a sweeping range of topics close to Styles
Fine Line: A fine listen
Carey Beth Wooley, Dispatch Reporter • June 1, 2020

Ever since his debut on the X-Factor in 2010, Harry Styles has held the world's focus. After One Direction started their hiatus, all the boys went their separate ways and began to release their own solo...

All American is a Netflix original that now has a total of two seasons. The show follows the journey of high school students, primarily football players, who battle with addiction, depression, and violence. Dispatch Reporter Callie Payne believes the show does an incredible job showcasing the true struggles of the teens as well as how they cope with and overcome their own challenges.
All American Season 2 tackles difficult teenage issues
Callie Payne, Entertainment Editor • May 22, 2020

Just a few weeks ago, the second season of All American came out on Netflix. The sports genre television series has created a buzz amongst social media users. The new season of this show covered many serious...

"Little Women" is a film adaptation of the 1868 novel, "Little Women," written by Louisa May Alcott. The film adaptation has a star studded cast including Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, and Timothée Chalamet. The highly talented cast and storyline portray the challenges and prejudices women faced in the Civil War era, and the film
"Little Women": an inspiring story
Ava Wong, Dispatch Reporter • May 15, 2020

Not many teenagers are the type to want to watch a romance/coming of age movie set in the times of the Civil War. However, many were sucked into the movie, Little Women, including me. When finding out...

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