The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

HELPING HANDS: Senior Alex Johnson helps out with NHS food drive donations.  This year NHS raised and donated over 2,500 pounds of canned food to the Central Food Bank.
NHS serves community through Central Food Bank drive
Nicole Rooney, Dispatch Reporter • May 28, 2021

National Honor Society (NHS) is a volunteer organization that members of the senior class are nominated to participate in based off academic performance. Within NHS, students participate in various volunteering...

Photo business captures senior smiles
Photo business captures senior smiles
Miranda Cardenas , Feature Editor • May 10, 2021

As senior year goes on, one of the milestones that comes with the year is getting senior portraits taken for either yearbook ads, graduation announcements, or even just some nice pictures to commemorate...

FOCUSED IN: Senior Libby Monahan rehearses her lines into the microphone.  Monahan’s voice acting career is run under her father, who provides advice as a professional vocal artist and  a physical recording studio in their house. PHOTO COURTESY OF Skylar Linscomb
Teen shows unique talents with her voice
Mia Folkers, Feature Editor • May 6, 2021

Entering the small recording studio, she quickly rehearses her lines. With every word, she makes sure to capture the appropriate tone perfectly into the microphone. Within just a few takes, she will create...

Broken Border: Texas migrant crisis
'Broken Border': Texas migrant crisis
Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief • June 29, 2021

Designated along the natural flow of the Rio Grande River, the Texas-Mexico border has a total length of 1,254 miles. Within the significant expanse of the border, there are 649 miles of physical barriers,...

Remote instruction challenges AISDs attendance rates
Remote instruction challenges AISD's attendance rates
Carey Wooley, Dispatch Reporter • June 29, 2021

Throughout the 2020-2021 school year of remote instruction, the Austin Independent School District (AISD) has had to exercise innovation in its methods for student attendance records. For instance, teachers...

THE LAST DEFENSE: Junior goalkeeper Zach Kos signed with Austin Bold FC last year. He is excited for formation of the new team and stadium, and he hopes to one day be playing on the team. PHOTO COURTESY OF Zach Kos
Brand new Austin FC stadium excites soccer fans
Riley Payne, Dispatch Reporter • June 24, 2021

The sun is shining down on the excited audience as they impatiently wait to watch the Austin FC soccer team play their first home game in their brand new stadium. The smell of hot-dogs fills the aroma...

The Dispatch Podcast: Season 3 Episode 1
The Dispatch Podcast: Season 3 Episode 1
Colin Barnes September 16, 2021

BUSINESS CLUB: Providing candy for new club members, Senior Zoya Faisal welcomes students to join her club.
New opportunities at the club fair
Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino September 9, 2021

Booths around campus are set up to promote student-run clubs

SHAKING HANDS: Katie Martinez shakes the hand of AISD Chief Officer of Schools Dr. Anthony Mays. Martinez’s orange cord represent her taking a college level course through UT OnRamps. “I’m really glad I was part of so many amazing classes that give you a look into the real world,” Martinez said. “I feel like those classes really shaped me into a better person and they prepared me for the world.”
Seniors are granted an in person graduation
Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor • June 22, 2021

Senior year is normally a crucial period filled with college applications or making other post-graduation plans, planning celebrations, and making memories with friends; this year was very different because...

Letter to the Editor
Logan Lewis June 11, 2021

The Dispatch, which is the school newspaper, has recently described conservatives as hypocrites. In its segment “conservatives’ never-ending culture war”, the Dispatch explains that “Republicans...

Climate change needs to be addressed
Climate change needs to be addressed
Anna Holme, Commentary Editor • May 18, 2021

In February, Texas reached record temperature lows as snowstorms ravaged the state. In Austin alone, over 200,000 residents lost power due to the snow at the height of the outages. And in a horrifying...

ART BY Amorah Schultze
Online learning increases student fatigue and burnout
Amorah Schultze, Graphics Editor • May 11, 2021

Since COVID-19 began, teenagers have shown a 46% increase in depressive states and symptoms, according to Michigan Medicine. Social isolation, a lack of productive emotional and physical outlets, limited...