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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

THREE, TWO, ONE BAKE: Culinary students bake three layer wedding cakes during class. After they were completed, chef Bugni voted to have at her wedding cake rehearsal.
Culinary bakes wedding cakes
Lily Bourgeois, Dispatch Reporter • January 13, 2022

One wrong measurement and the whole thing is ruined, all of the delicate work wiped away in one simple move.      It's about teamwork and collaboration.  The Bowie Culinary department recently...

AISD creates new COVID-19 Protocols for Athletics
Arushi Sharma, Editor-in-Chief • January 12, 2022

On Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022, Leal Anderson, Austin Independent School District’s (AISD) Atheltic Director released some new guidelines for sporting events. In response to Austin-Travis County moving into...

Art by Anna Holme
Outcry causes district to retreat from schedule change proposal
Anna Holme, Editor-in-Chief • December 13, 2021

Recently, Austin Independent School District (AISD) superintendent Stephanie Elizalde proposed changing AISD’s current eight-period block schedule into a seven-period format for the 2022-2023 school...

COLLECTING IMPORTANT DATA: Junior Rohan Dharwadker plugs his 3D printed mini electrocardiogram device into his computer. Dharwadker was diagnosed last February with an arrhythmia, or irregular heartbeat, and made the device so he could know the exact electrical activity of his heart at a given moment.
Dharwadker uses heart condition to inspire creation
Sammie Thompson, Managing Editor • January 6, 2022

Sitting in the room of a doctor’s office under the bright white LED lights, junior Rohan Dharwadker couldn’t believe what he was hearing. Dharwadker had just been diagnosed with an arrhythmia, or...

LOOKING OUT: Surrounded by trees, Peters looks out at the Circle C Park. During one photo shoot, Peters said he posed in about 20 outfits.
Making it in modeling
Dylan Ebs, Feature Editor • January 5, 2022

Senior Cash Peters discovered a new passion, modeling for some of the most well-known clothing companies The opportunity happened because of pure chance. Veronica Canto-Ponce, a director at ONE Management...

BUSINESS CARD IN HAND: Sam Frederick refers to himself as the Chief Banana Officer.
Banana Sam’s joy appeals to Bulldogs
Mazzy Warren, Dispatch Reporter • December 29, 2021

Ziipppp. Junior Sam Frederick is ready. He steps into the school building, another Friday down. As he walks down the halls, students give him smiles and fist-bumps; people even shout out his nickname,...

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CRY YOUR HEART OUT: With hand on heart, Jadon Demetri cries out as his character, Toad, is overwhelmed with emotion. Demetri starred in The Wind in the Willows, and his character’s obsession with cars led he and his friends to get into trouble. “I think we had very good comedy,” Demetri said. “Everyone was really good at hitting the jokes, and it seemed pretty clear as to what was going on. I personally think I could’ve picked up lines faster to have less pause in between them.”
Theater tours and performs for children
Anna Bea Heise, Photo Essay Editor • December 17, 2021

The Senior Directors showcase their performances by touring at AISD elementary schools The Bowie Theater Company has been touring their Children’s Shows at AISD elementary schools since 2003. From the...

Inside look of Halo
Colin Barnes, Dispatch Reporter • December 14, 2021

Podcaster Colin Barnes dives deep into the new hit, Halo.

THREE, TWO, ONE, GO: Marley Anthony and Will Louis hold the lead in their three-legged race against Katherine Crosley and Ella Maedgen. Student council hosted the game, and incorporated the winter theme of the event into the three-legged race by tying the participants legs together with Christmas ribbon. My favorite part of the event was getting to sit back and see people actually participating and genuinely having some fun, project manager Ava Webber said. Its really difficult to come up with something that will engage high schoolers in general so getting to see so many people playing the games and enjoying themselves was really rewarding.
A walk down memory lane
Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor • December 13, 2021

Student Leadership hosts a nostalgic winter event Walking around a circle of chairs with their hearts racing, rushing to grab a seat when the Christmas music stops, high schoolers are brought back to...

Many have begun to question the safety of using real firearms on set.
Alec Baldwin prop shooting sparks controversy in Hollywood
Lillian Hoover, Staff Writer • December 22, 2021

The movie industry has been buzzing with attention and concern over what happened on October 21, when actor Alec Baldwin discharged a prop gun on the set of the movie Rust which he was filming in Santa...

CON: Success is not entirely determined by college
Grace Harris, Commentary Editor • December 14, 2021

“When I was in college…” the story so many students hear from their parents during high school. The standard of attending college is impressed upon students as soon as elementary school, narrowing...

PRO: College after high school is the best option
Ava Wong, Commentary Editor • December 14, 2021

The cost of pursuing higher education is rising and with that, so does student debt. With that narrative going around the U.S., many may have reason to believe the value of a college degree is in decline....

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