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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

ENJOYING LUNCH: Seniors Kinsey Quintanilla and Reese Wilson distancing maskless during their lunch period. The two seniors spend their time in the courtyard to social distance from large groups.

Students adjust to new COVID response and protocols

Mazzy Warren, Dispatch Reporter October 22, 2021

COVID-19 was declared a global pandemic in March of 2020. Since then, there have been many regulations implemented to mitigate the spread of the virus. Common recommendations for protection against COVID-19...

CHOIR GROUP HARMONIZING: The choir group sings and performs in their first concert of they year. They experience new challenge such as social distancing, singing with masks on, and coming back after a year off.

Choir group gets back to their groove post-pandemic

Emily Loewe, Assistant Editor October 19, 2021

Bowie’s choir group has been gearing up for the first choir concert back in person on Sept. 30, and they have hours of after-school practice to show for it. The choir concert was held in the Bowie cafeteria...

As a result of many events and organizations requiring a COVID vaccine, some individuals have taken it upon themselves to fake having been vaccinated.

Faking Vaccinations

Austin Ikard, Staff Writer October 13, 2021

With increasingly common usage of fake vaccination cards and using them to their wielders' advantage, it has become a significant issue. As for some organizations that require vaccination cards in order...

The first vaccine was administered to a health care worker on Dec. 14, 2020. 
However, almost two months later, the cases are still rising with over 26.3 million cases and almost 500,000 deaths.

COVID-19 vaccine distribution initiated

Arushi Sharma, News Editor April 5, 2021

Since the outbreak of COVID-19 in December of 2019, several companies, including Moderna and Pfizer, have been working to distribute vaccines in order to protect American citizens from the Coronavirus....

Class of 2020 alumni Emma Davis (left) receives the cover of her high school diploma at the Class of 2020 Graduation Walk event alongside her mother and Bowie science teacher Jessica Davis (middle) and Principal Mark Robinson (right). Although she did enjoy the adapted graduation ceremony, Davis expressed her hope that more teachers are allowed to attend the Graduation Walk for the Class of 2021 as she believes it would make the event more enjoyable and personable.

Class of 2021 graduation ceremony adapted to “Graduation Walk” event

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief March 4, 2021

Traditionally, the official senior class graduation event is held at the Frank Erwin Center, welcoming thousands of students, family members, and friends to attend. However, on March 1, 2021, Principal...

Dispatch reporter recalls her experiences with COVID-19.

Blog: My Experience with COVID-19

Lucciana Choueiry, Reporter December 14, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic hit every global news outlet’s headlines overnight. Everyone’s life was put on pause as the virus consumed peoples’ lives. It felt like a situation you would only see in...

The Bulldog Breakdown 12/4: Revised final exam schedule and Build Up Bowie fundraiser for air purifiers

The Bulldog Breakdown 12/4: Revised final exam schedule and Build Up Bowie fundraiser for air purifiers

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief December 5, 2020

“The Bulldog Breakdown” is a weekly news brief column that serves as an announcement board for upcoming events and opportunities in the Bowie community. On Mondays, “The Bulldog Breakdown” is published...

At a United Memorial Medical Center COVID-19 testing site, health care workers perform rapid COVID-19 tests on individuals in a drive through format. Starting on Wednesday, Dec. 2 and ending on Friday, Dec. 4, Austin Independent School District will offer rapid testing at six locations for participants in on-campus instruction that want to ensure they are not carriers of the virus. After an initial week of remote  learning, on-campus instruction is projected to resume on Monday, Dec. 7.

AISD activates COVID-19 rapid testing program to ensure student and staff safety after November break

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief November 30, 2020

Large family gatherings with exciting games, potlucks, and celebrations are traditional cornerstones of the Thanksgiving holiday. However, in the era of COVID-19, the typical family celebrations had to...

As of Monday, Nov. 2, Reopening Phase 3 will officially be activated. The main difference between Phase 2 and Phase 3 is the introduction of the new hybrid model, which allows for an increased number of students to participate in on-campus instruction.

Reopening Phase 3 offers new hybrid model for on-campus instruction

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief October 31, 2020

Since the implementation of Reopening Phase 2 on Oct. 5, less than 100 students have returned to campus to participate in Stationary Homeroom Instructional Pods (SHIPs). However, as of Monday, Nov. 2,...

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