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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

LGBT PRIDE: Crema owners decorate their bakery with welcoming pride flags to express their support for the LGBT community.
A final farewell to a favorite local bakery
Charlotte Koellner, Print Staff • October 5, 2022

A line wrapped around the small parking lot as hundreds of Austinites came to bid their final farewell to a locally owned business. After nearly a decade of serving pastries and coffee to the Southwest...

HITTING THE DRUMS: Sophomore John Mann practices his drumming skills during last weeks club meeting.
Live music club showcases students' talents
Michael Vienneau, Digital Staff • October 3, 2022

Every year, a club day is hosted in the courtyard. Many students see this as a chance to form relationships and help the community as well as build up a college resume.  One new club attracted a lot...

The new Performing Arts Center has “The Betsy” displayed across the front of the building.
Head theatre director placed on paid administrative leave after allegations of inappropriate misconduct leads to lawsuit
Editorial Team September 30, 2022

A civil lawsuit filed on Thursday, Sept. 29 targeted Bowie’s head theatre director Diane Elizabeth “Betsy” Cornwell, and accuses her of sexual harassment, potential drug coercion, and emotional and...

“TROOP 1711”: Huddled together, senior Susan Leifker’s childhood Girl Scout troop participates in a group activity. Art has always been a part of Leifker’s life, and with this skill she has captured a fond memory of her adolescent years, and hopes to continue to do this for many years to come.
Students creativity conquers competition at state challenge
Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor • June 6, 2022
Two seniors win awards for their art at Visual Arts Scholastic Event
FRESH OUT OF THE POOL: Sophomores, Mia Schwartz, Lily Florence, and Gabby Clopaski wrap up their shift at the Circle C community pool. Schwartz started lifeguarding last summer and feels that this experience brightens her summer.
Lifeguard duty makes a splash amid COVID shortages
Sydney Crum, Dispatch Reporter • June 6, 2022

Overlooking the blue water, blazing summer sun beating down on her, student lifeguard Scarlett Crabtree sits in her chair surveying the scene below, ready to jump in or blow her whistle if necessary. As...

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...

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Sauce WRLD shapes his dream
Sauce WRLD shapes his dream
September 26, 2022

Junior Cristian Peña details his experience releasing music under the name Sauce WRLD.

MAKING MUSIC: Students in the live music club rehearse in the band room after school.
New clubs, new opportunities
Quinn Wilkinson, Digital Staff • September 23, 2022

Students walk from shadow to shadow, talking, discussing, and laughing as they explore the myriad clubs at the Bowie Club Fair. Every year, the clubs featured change and shift, with both new and old groups...

Michels movitates students through musical performance
Michels movitates students through musical performance
June 15, 2022

On the week before finals, Austin-based singer and songwriter Mckenna Michels held a musical performance in the library. Michels details her inspiration for making music and her songwriting process.

It is pointless to put so much money into something that will not benefit a small number of people instead of putting the money toward something that will greatly increase student life campus-wide.
Bowie is misusing the 2022 bond money
Asher Hagan, Arts/Graphics Editor • October 4, 2022

Recently in the Austin Independent School District, a new bond has been proposed and approved as of August 2022. Bowie will be getting just over 24 million dollars from this 2.44 billion dollar bond. And...

The new fine arts building has many new facilities including new bathrooms. However, since the building is specifically reserved for fine arts classes and programs, most of Bowie’s students have limited access to this building.
Is the new fine arts building serving students?
Amara Lopez, Directive Staff • September 19, 2022

This past summer, Bowie completed its construction of the new fine arts building, giving more room and opportunities to students in Bowie’s coveted theater, art, and band programs. The building includes...

Elon Musk is buying Twitter for all the wrong reasons
Elon Musk is buying Twitter for all the wrong reasons
Lily Bourgeois, Dispatch Reporter • June 14, 2022

On Monday, April 25, the world famous social media platform Twitter board of directors agreed to sell itself to billionaire entrepreneur and Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk. Musk is well known as a very high...

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