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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


SAT to be taken online

SAT to be taken online

Maddy Franco, Staff Writer May 3, 2023

In early 2022 the College Board announced the SAT was going digital by 2023. This means that international students will be taking the test digitally in the spring. Following that, the PSAT will be digital...

ON THE FIELD: Senior Julianne Peña celebrates after a goal scored

Girls lacrosse jumps into yearly fundraiser

Maddie Coleman, Staff Writer April 13, 2023

From February to April, the Bowie girls and boys lacrosse teams participated in a fundraiser to help support their self-sufficient teams. The lacrosse teams do not receive any funding annually from the...

March 2023 newspaper awards

Natalie Cullen, Online Editor-in-Chief March 27, 2023

Earlier this month, the Southern Interscholastic Press Association announced the winners of their 2023 annual writing and visual competitions. SIPA is aligned with the University of South Carolina, and...

ON THE MAT: Senior Olivia Moreno competes at the UIL State Championship. Moreno won her third straight state championship.

Senior wrestlers conquer state

Mars Canepa, Digital Staff March 6, 2023

Senior Oliva Moreno plants her feet on the mat and takes her position, eyeing her opponent. Four years of wrestling with Bowie High led to this pivotal moment, with all of her hard work and her dreams...

Build Up Bowie campaign

Build Up Bowie campaign

Natalie Cullen, Online Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2023

This year, the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) will be purchasing a paper cutter for Bowie to replace the old, 25+ years old one. The PTSA is asking parents and their business community to donate...

Film club hosts FIT functions

Film club hosts FIT functions

Harrison Austin, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Movies are a universal experience and sophomores Audrey Cullinane and Genevieve Thiel, along with their love for film and the help of English teacher Matthew Gordon, brought that experience to Bowie students. By...

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...

The search continues for a superintendent

Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief February 23, 2023

At the end of the 21-22 school year, superintendent Dr. Stephanie Elizalde stepped down and returned to her old district in Dallas ISD. Following this news the  Austin Independent School District (AISD),...

Lawsuit against theater director advances

Lucille Price, Print Editor-in-Chief February 22, 2023

The original civil lawsuit filed on Sept. 29, 2022 targeting Bowie’s long time head theatre director Diane “Betsy” Cornwell with accusations of sexual harassment, drug coercion, and emotional and...

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