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SURPRISED CELEBRATION: The Violet Sharp cast celebrates in shock after discovering they were awarded first place in the bi-district UIL competition. Directors wanted to surprise the group to get their raw reaction to the news.

Theatre students earn first place for UIL competition

Amilia Velez, Staff Writer May 26, 2023

Lights, Camera, Action. Junior Sophia Chavez takes a deep breath and transforms into her character before hitting the stage. The Bowie Starlight Theatre Company (STC) had a select group of students perform...

Air Force JROTC takes a trip to the airport

Alex Edwards, Mars Canepa, and Austin Ikard April 25, 2023

Imagine for a moment you’ve just boarded your flight.  You put one carry-on bag in the overhead bin, and your second under the seat in front of you, leaving just barely enough legroom. You put your...

PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT : Juniors Bella Barkkume and Jaden Demetri practice for their upcoming oral interpretation competition. Barkkume heads to the UT speech and debate camp this summer on a scholarship.

Speech and debate students continue to excel in tournaments

Charlotte Koellner, Dispatch Reporter March 6, 2023

Lions, tigers, and state qualifiers! Oh my! Bowie junior Bella Barkkume has qualified for oral interpretation state, nationals, and has been scouted by the University of Texas at Austin (UT) Speech team...

SKETCHING THE ART: Senior Winter Brown sketches art from a picture on his phone. Brown’s piece “Internet Sobriety”  is based off of his time spent on technology during quarantine, and represents people’s struggles with phone addiction.

Scholastic Art Award winners triumph

Amilia Velez, Entertainment Editor March 1, 2023

 Examining the canvas, senior Winter Brown reflects on a piece that he doesn’t know will win big in the regional Scholastic Art Awards. The Scholastic Art Awards are a competition where hundreds of...

ALL TOGETHER: The Star Dancers pose after winning Overall Grand Champion JV Team.

Historic wins for Star Dancers: Ascension Hill Country Country Challenge Results

Rachel Maddox and Jace Arriaga February 28, 2023

Butterflies tumble and flutter in her stomach as she leaps into the spotlight. Her hands are steady, each count echoing in her mind. Her face doesn't show any of this, plastered with a smile. She’s run...

Sophomore Addie Hicks, Sara Hernandez and Olivia Walker read together in class.

Readers recommend their favorite finds

Maddie Coleman, Dispatch Reporter February 22, 2023

Romance, action, thriller, fantasy. There are millions of book choices available as a physical copy or as an audiobook on the internet.  With the recent rise in popularity of book reading, many students...

THE TOSS IS UP: Winter guard members practice their new choreography during sixth period. The group had a guest choreographer come in and teach them the piece that they will be performing all season.

Winter Guard season kicks off strong

Amilia Velez, Entertainment Editor January 6, 2023

Tossing the flag in the air, junior Maggie Oliver prepares for an intense season of winter guard ahead of her.  As football season ends, the Bowie color guard is making the transition to their winter...

RUN RUN RUDOLPH: The Silver Star officers smile in their reindeer costumes on the day of the performance. The officers had to get up at three in the morning to do their makeup and get ready.

Silver Star Officers perform in Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Audrey Cullinane, Print Staff January 3, 2023

Standing in foil blankets in the subway, waiting with anticipation for the two-and-a-half-mile walk ahead of them, the Bowie Silver Stars officers prepare to join the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade as...

STRUMMING WITH INTENT: Guitar students practice during their class period. The students spent many class periods preparing for region auditions.

Guitar students audition for spots in region ensemble

Vivi Lopez-Stern, Digital Staff December 16, 2022

Guitar instructor Aaron Bourgeois passionately waves his baton, directing his students who sit up straight, guitars positioned carefully on their laps. The students watch Bourgeois in a state of deep focus...

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