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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

We at the Dispatch beg, urge, and demand that voters and students alike take time out of their lives to vote and share their vote.

Not voting leads to a country of chaos

Editorial Team January 18, 2023

Alarms blaring into her ears, she shoots up out of bed. Today is the day for her to vote in the midterms. She hasn’t done any research or paid any attention to who’s running. She slowly rolls back...

Strict rules and regulations in response to recent crisis lead to feelings of distrust, uncertainty, and fortitude.

Increased security creates suspicion and concern

Editorial Team October 17, 2022

Students returned to campus this year following severe violence and lack of security in Texas schools. With the need for new safety measures, Bowie has added/revised its policies to make the school a safe...

Supreme Court draft sparks concern

Supreme Court draft sparks concern

Editorial June 13, 2022

Leaked opinion draft of Roe V. Wade displays a frightful possibility for abortion restrictions  A woman walks up to a Planned Parenthood clinic, feeling nervous about having an abortion procedure even...

According to GLSEN’s 2019 School Climate Survey, almost all LGBTQ+ students, an astonishing 98.8%, have heard “gay” used in a negative context at school.

Texas government stirs up controversy

Editorial Board, Editorial Board April 26, 2022

Attorney General erases LGBTQ+ progress with homophobic claim against Austin ISD John Smith sits in his room after completing a Pride Week lesson about accepting all students regardless of who they are....

. On January 27, AISD released an update to the 2022 school calendar, giving students and teachers two days off on February 11 and March 4.

Calendar changes hurt student interests

Editorial March 8, 2022

It’s a Friday in May after a long week. You’re mentally and physically exhausted from multiple tests and countless hours of studying this week. You wish that you could get out of school a few hours...

With the removal of a class, students would have to give up an extra elective.

Potential new schedule hurts students

Editorial Board December 10, 2021

The proposed seven period block schedule alters ability to have a versatile college transcript AISD superintendent Stephanie Elizalde recently released a proposal that would change the current eight period...

In a 2021 study by the FDA, it was released that over two million high school students in America admitted to using e-cigarettes. In a survey released by SingleCare in 2019, 27.5% of high school students confessed to vaping regularly.

Teenage minds are clouded by vaping

Editorial Board December 1, 2021

Vaping creates a magnitude of negative mental and physical effects on young students Vaping, an epidemic impacting high school students world-wide, has invaded Bowie's bathrooms. Bathroom stalls are filled...

Martin Luther King Jr.s White-washed legacy

Martin Luther King Jr.’s White-washed legacy

Editorial April 13, 2021

Black history month has always served as a time of education for figures in history who often go overlooked, it’s also important that we learn more about the historical figures that are often left without...

Democrats need progressive policies

Democrats need progressive policies

Editorial January 21, 2021

In multiple elections across the country progressive policy was approved in large numbers at the local level. While it wasn’t a shock that multiple red states decided to support Donald Trump for the...

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