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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


WEAPONS UP: Sophomore Gabriella Bochey, sophomore Will Olenick, and senior Austin Ikard pose with their Nerf guns. Their team, the Adderall Annihilators, lost in the third round of the Nerf war.

Students fiercely compete for annual Nerf championship

Savannah Linscomb May 20, 2024

Foam bullets fly through the cool spring air as students engage in stakeouts, battle, and dueling. Bowie Nerf War is back for 2024, bringing new rules to the age old tradition. Seniors Lucas Burcham and...

CAKE TO THE FACE:  Lillian Joy, Tess Roadman and Caroline Otstott end the play Crimes of the Heart by smearing cake onto each others face. They are participating in Bowie’s one-act plays, short productions directed by seniors that delve into emotional topics.

Seniors use their shows as a platform for awareness

Asher Hagan, Executive Editor: Arts & Graphics May 17, 2024

As senior Olivia Taylor looks around at people lined up to audition, the nerves of directing their own theater production start to creep up. And as the next person steps up to audition, they push the feeling...

CELEBRATION STATION: Senior Finnegan Alexander stands center stage, with flowers, balloons, and a sash, after being named the winner of Bowie’s Got Talent. Alexander performed a rendition of My Way by Frank Sinatra.

School tradition returns to the stage

Charlotte Schwarte, Dispatch Reporter May 8, 2024

Gazing down on the audience stretched before them, the spotlight brightens on the performers' faces. On Saturday, March 30, the Student Council and the fine arts programs sponsored Bowie’s Got Talent...

A LOOK IN THE MIRROR: Oliver Huckaba’s piece  conveys a feeling of disassociation found in reflections. The drawing which earned an Honorable mention in competition.

Scholastic Art competition brings novice student’s best

Savannah Linscomb, Entertainment Editor March 29, 2024

In the back of L hall, student artists scribble meaningfully at large pieces of paper as their skillful hands create art worthy of rewards. In mid December a handful of Bowie’s art students submitted...

Bowie celebrates fine arts programs

Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor March 4, 2024

As guitars are tuned and drums are tested, the cafeteria buzzes with student chatter. Students and teachers collaborated to put on the We Love Austin Music Showcase. Through collaboration amongst the fine...

RED WHITE AND TRUE: A group of joyful soldiers salutes as the spotlight gleams on their glittering outfits. Edward Bloom has defeated the blow dart adept enemy soldier. “Red white and true is my favorite number for sure, because there’s so many good attributes,”assistant director and actor Bubba Infante said. “The choreography, the song, and the costumes are just so amazing.”

Big Fish and even bigger talent

Elizabeth Yowell and Liberty Pittman March 1, 2024

The house lights dim and the stage comes alive in color, gradually, murmurs among the audience are replaced with the sound of the live orchestra. Curtain up, it’s show-time! On Jan. 19, Bowie’s Starlight...

Junior Russel Early plays a series of guitar riffs as practice. Early is mainly skilled with guitars, and focuses his musical talent on them.

Live Music Club lets student musicians connect

William Balke, Dispatch Reporter February 15, 2024

As students rush out of their last class to head home, some students instead make their way to piano teacher Randy Cantu’s room to jam out. Cantu is the sponsor of the Live Music Club, which meets every...

CAROLING AWAY: An attentive choir watches director Aaron Bourgeois for cues as they wrap up the night with their final piece. The annual “Night of Silence” fills the theatre with holiday spirit.

Bowie Choir rings in the Season Winter Concert

Lucy Johnson, Entertainment Editor January 24, 2024

Inside the theater, the audience is eagerly waiting for the winter concert to begin. The stage is adorned with sparkly Christmas lights that are ready to twinkle bright as choir students take their place...

Junior Oliver Huckaba stains a smaller stage piece that will connect to larger similar pieces. These will be walls on stage to add depth to the play.

Theater preparations in full swing as show approaches

William Balke, Dispatch Reporter December 22, 2023

With sounds of drills whirring, actors singing, and musicians performing, the theater is in full swing to put on this year’s musical. They will be performing “Big Fish”, a show that the theater last...

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