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FOCUSED ON HIS SKETCH:  Senior Holden Griffith works in a sketchbook during one of his art classes at Bowie. Griffith has been expanding his techniques in art from a young age, and recently has been doing commissions. He regularly posts his artwork on his Instagram @leoisaki.

Senior shows off art via social media

Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor January 23, 2023

Paint brush in hand senior Holden Griffith puts the finishing touches on his new piece of art. From a young age, Griffith has had an eye for the arts and discovered his favorite techniques through years...

TRIMMING THE BOWL: Junior Mia Schwartz trims down and perfects the ceramic bowl they made in sculpture class. Schwartz has been interested in art since they were a child, but began to truly develop their skills in their middle school art classes, and is now hoping to make art a career.

Schwartz sculpts a future career in art

Kate Davis, Managing Editor January 17, 2023
Junior experiments with multiple forms of art such as sculpting, painting, and sketching
ASSISTING A STUDENT: Social studies teacher Charles Stampley enlisted himself into the U.S. Navy at the young age of 18 and retired as a major. The years spent in the military have given Stampley an awareness of other cultures, and he incorporates this knowledge into his everyday teaching.

Social studies teacher recalls years of service in U.S. Navy

Madeleine Travis, Print Staff January 10, 2023

Examining the battlefield, Social Studies teacher Charles Stampley wonders what this conflict has in store for the near future, with the violence surrounding him on the daily any moment could be his last.  Stampley...

DECORATING THE BOARD: Seniors Rowan Pacconne (left), Ty Jones (second from left), Tyler Haynes (second from right), and Enrique Ramirez (right) continue the tradition of decorating their classroom’s whiteboard for the upcoming year. All four students are members of the Bowie Toons Animation club sponsored by CTE teacher Andrew Nourse.

Bowie Toons Club encourages creativity through animation

Donna Kim, Print Staff December 28, 2022

For senior Tyler Haynes, animation class is a hidden gem in the Bowie curriculum that many people are not aware of. The Bowie Toons Animation Club is a newly-formed community that Haynes helped create...

SIMULATION SUCCESS: Senior and founder of the rocketry club, Riley Peterson works with a rocket simulation to help track the success of his product. Peterson founded the club with the help of senior Laura Latt, in hopes to compete in the American Rocketry Contest in the spring.

Rocketry club blasts off to competition

Kate Davis, Managing Editor December 21, 2022
Students join together to create rockets to compete in the American Rocketry Contest
PREPARING TO RACE: Junior Emerson Kindig sits in his go-kart, hands on the steering wheel, ready to take off around the track. Kindig has been training in competitive go-karting at K1 Speed Indoor Racing, being coached by his dad, Michael Kindig, who has experience in the industry as well.

Family legacy prospers through competitive go-karting

Zach Scariano, Dispatch Reporter December 20, 2022

Tires squeal as he races around the track; taking the inside line, junior Emerson Kindig makes a move on his opponent, passing the finish line. Kindig hopes to make a career out of racing as he drives...

LEAVING HOME: Casper Jensen traveled 5,000 miles from his hometown, Oslo, Norway to attend classes at Bowie for his junior year. Jensen enjoys the freedom of choosing electives but misses some of the roaming freedom in Norway schools. Agata D’Alessio traveled 5,770 miles from her hometown, Rome, Italy to gain exposure to a foreign environment. D’Alessio hopes to pursue a career in international relations, using the foreign exchange plan as a starting point.

European foreign exchange students settle in at Bowie

Charlotte Koellner, Print Staff December 19, 2022

It’s not a secret that American public schools have their pros and cons, but while day-to-day life here in the United States can at times be chaotic, many international students view their temporary...

KEEPING HER BALANCE: Junior Ayaka Chao has been skating for the majority of her life, starting off in elementary at Chaparral Ice, and working up until now. Chao practices before school every other week day, and finds this time relaxing from the daily stresses of high school.

Twelve years of gliding across the ice

Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor December 15, 2022

Ice skating is a rare activity for most Bowie students. For junior Ayaka Chao, ice skating represents many things in her life. The sport represents her dedication to activities, her attentiveness to the...

The Formality band finds their groove

Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor October 24, 2022

In the garage, drums beating, guitars blaring, The Formality band practices for their upcoming show.  The group members are seniors Benencio Arce, Jeremy Frey, Kyan Blacklock, and Richard George.  “The...

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