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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

LEAP OF FAITH: Rocking his Taylor Swift sweatshirt, JV Star Dancer Luka Swantner leaps into the air. According to Ella Knudsen, Swantner’s friend, Swantner first got the chance to pursue his dance passion at tryouts during the summer of 2020.

Swantner shines on Star Dance squad

Kate Davis, Dispatch Reporter December 3, 2021

Junior overcomes adversity and challenges on his journey to make dancing a career Walking off the field with his head held high, JV Star Dancer junior Luka Swantner’s adrenaline wears off quickly as...

For the past month, a piano has been heard playing various genres of music in the school hallways during lunch, class, and early mornings.

New piano is placed outside of B hall

Lauren Bogard, Dispatch Reporter December 3, 2021

Gentle and intense melody's echo throughout the academic building, protruding from B hall. For the past month, a piano has been heard playing various genres of music in the school hallways during lunch,...

Bourgeois has learned to juggle his responsibilities as a teacher with his newfound responsibility of being a member of the in town, professional choir, Inversion.

Choir director Aaron Bourgeois’s outside of school gig

Mars Canepa, Dispatch Reporter December 3, 2021

The time is 4:35pm, and Bowie choir director, Aaron Bourgeois, has finished his time at school and begins to head out. He is looking at his music, meticulously preparing himself for the performance. Except...

LEADING THE DISCUSSION: Seniors Arlo Craft, Elissa Wechsler, and Lindsay Nixon participate in a Sexuality and Gender Acceptance (SAGA) club meeting.  The three seniors are officers in the club, which exists to provide a accepting community for students to express themselves.

SAGA club provides supportive space

Sammie Thompson, Managing Editor November 17, 2021

Senior officer Lindsay Nixon shares their experience leading the acceptance group The familiar ringing of the school bell resounds throughout the classroom. It’s 4:35 p.m. on a Wednesday afternoon,...

TREATING AN INJURY: New Trainer Lauren Maldonado wraps senior varsity football player Noah Camacho’s ankle. The football team won their game against Copperas Cove on Friday, Sept. 3.

Injured student-athletes seek help from the new trainer

Ben Tillisch, Dispatch Reporter November 10, 2021

Helmets clash, and bodies slam against one another, leaving a student-athlete laying awkwardly on the turf. The spectators fall silent, but Bowie’s newest addition in the training room, trainer Lauren...

FOCUSED ON THE NOTES: Senior Hannah Rother practices music excerpts for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Region orchestra auditions. Rother earned a spot to participate in the All-State auditions later in the school year.

Rother plucks her way to first chair in TMEA Region 18

Sydney Crum, Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Hannah Rother could barely take the anticipation. She nervously flipped over the sticker that corresponded to the audition order and double checked her number. Finally. She was up next. Rother, a senior,...

Senior Andres Galvan plays in an intense round of Siege, an online tactical shooting game. Galvan leads his team throughout various tournaments played against other online Siege teams.

Senior starts Siege E-Sports team

Dylan Ebs November 5, 2021

When senior Andres Galvan noticed there was no Rainbow Six Siege team at Bowie, he took matters into his own hands.  He reached out to animation teacher Andrew Nourse, the sponsor of the eSports club,...

BONDING WITH BUSTER: Cheer coach Alyssa Alex gives a warm hug to Buster the Bulldog during the homecoming football game against Del Valle. This was Alex’s first homecoming football game as the cheer coach.

Coach Alex brings renewed energy to cheer program

Grace Harris, Commentary Editor November 4, 2021

Earlier this year, the cheer teams bid farewell to Catherine McCallum, their coach of two years. McCallum departed the program after being offered an opportunity to coach at Del Valle High School. The...

MARCHING FOR THEIR RIGHTS: People attending the march advocate for gender equality and social change.

My experience at the Women’s Rights March

Charlotte Koellner, Digital Media Student October 29, 2021

On September 1, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the heartbeat bill into effect, a law prohibiting any abortions to take place within the first six weeks of a woman’s pregnancy. A little over a month...

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