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Behind the Scenes: virtual tech theatre

WORKING HARD: Senior Kaitlyn Muras edits and compiles footage for “Chester, who painted the world purple”. Muras spent over 24 hours editing for the children’s show.
Abbey Repka, Entertainment Editor January 8, 2021

The Starlight Theatre Company puts on a variety of shows throughout the year. Recently students have been working on Children’s Shows and this has caused technicians to figure out resourceful ways to...

Silver Stars and Star Dancers dance away virtual troubles

MID POSE: Sophomore Savita Kulkarni gracefully dances on the sidewalk. Adjusting to remote learning has caused the Silver Stars and Star Dancers to come up with creative ways to learn their  new dances.
Nicole Rooney, Reporter November 25, 2020

During the time of the pandemic, AISD decided to go online for the first four weeks of school. Because of these changes, the dance department made major adjustments. They have been doing their dance classes...

Theatre takes on virtual fall shows

BACK ON STAGE: Students involved in the Fall Shows work together to make the scene come alive. Although students are able to go to school for rehearsals, they must follow COVID-19 safety protocols such as wearing a mask and gloves, and also social distancing when not on stage.
Abbey Repka, Entertainment Editor November 23, 2020

In past years, bright lights would hit the stage, illuminating the actors as they walked around the stage. This year, theatre has had to make major adjustments by attempting to do their fall shows virtually. Right...

Fall Extravaganza

Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino November 14, 2020

After a long period of virtual only events, the 2020 Fall Extravaganza was held by several fine arts departments to showcase a series of performances by the band, color guard, and dance teams.  “My...

Band adapts to social distancing protocols with nontraditional summer camp

Director of Bands Garth Gundersen instructs a group of students through Zoom. Since the official band camp has ended, the program has continued to host rehearsals allowing students to practice their skills and strengthen their bonds with peers.
Azul Lin, Dispatch Reporter August 28, 2020

In years past, marching together in the sweltering heat of Austin summers, band students united to practice creating their symphony of music. Although the COVID-19 pandemic has forced the band to meet...

Five ways to stay productive and entertained while quarantined

On Tuesday, March 17, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt declared that gatherings of 10 or more people in the Travis Country area would be banned until deemed safe.
Cade Spencer, Managing Editor March 18, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, Austin Mayor Steve Adler and Travis County Judge Sarah Eckhardt declared that gatherings of 10 or more people in the Travis Country area would be banned until deemed safe. In accordance...

Advice for incoming freshman

February 27, 2020

As the 2019-2020 year goes by, Bowie continues to prepare for next year's incoming freshman. Reporters Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino asked current freshmen about their first year on campus.

A look behind the Children’s Shows

Azul Lin, Reporter February 24, 2020

 As the curtains closed on the fall shows, Children’s Shows took the stage and stepped into the spotlight. The Children’s Shows are a chance for senior directors to show off what they’ve learned...

Big Fish makes a spectacular splash

THE SMOOCH OF A LIFETIME: After three years of waiting, Edward Bloom played by junior Jaden Davis, finally finds the love of his life, Sandra, played by senior Gillian Griffis. He worked for a circus master during those three years and every month he would give him a clue of his mystery girls identity, with his last clue being that she loved daffodils. “Before walking on stage for daffodils I take a second to get in character  and fall in love with this man in front of me,” Griffis said. “And the music carries me away to the last second and just like any other piece of blocking, we kiss.”
Rae Gray, Photo Editor February 21, 2020

Fine arts works hard to put on their whimsical musical As the lights flicker in the theater signaling to the buzzing audience that the show is ready to commence, the actors ready themselves for a show...

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