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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

“TROOP 1711”: Huddled together, senior Susan Leifker’s childhood Girl Scout troop participates in a group activity. Art has always been a part of Leifker’s life, and with this skill she has captured a fond memory of her adolescent years, and hopes to continue to do this for many years to come.

Students creativity conquers competition at state challenge

Sophia Sanchez, Feature Editor June 6, 2022
Two seniors win awards for their art at Visual Arts Scholastic Event
FRESH OUT OF THE POOL: Sophomores, Mia Schwartz, Lily Florence, and Gabby Clopaski wrap up their shift at the Circle C community pool. Schwartz started lifeguarding last summer and feels that this experience brightens her summer.

Lifeguard duty makes a splash amid COVID shortages

Sydney Crum, Dispatch Reporter June 6, 2022

Overlooking the blue water, blazing summer sun beating down on her, student lifeguard Scarlett Crabtree sits in her chair surveying the scene below, ready to jump in or blow her whistle if necessary. As...

Class of 2022 Who’s Who Honorees

Class of 2022 Who’s Who Honorees

Arushi Sharma and Reagan Zuniga May 26, 2022

As the 2022 school year comes to an end, seniors get the chance to be recognized for their contributions and the impact they have made on our campus during their high school careers. Who’s Who is an...

Transitioning from being a student to being a peer of former teachers is something that each alumni has had to deal with.

Former Bowie students return as teachers

Julia Arriaga, Staff Writer May 9, 2022

It’s finally graduation day for the Class of 1997 at Bowie High School. Everyone throws their caps into the air in celebration of the past four years of hard work and dedication. At the time, science...

MAKING BANK: Sophomore Nick Vega checks on the status of his cryptocurrency, a form of online currency that has been increasing in popularity. A few months ago, Vega bought a fork of the Solana cryptocurrency blockchain and has been using an investing in it since.

Crypto craze captures student interest

Sammie Thompson, Managing Editor May 5, 2022

The dishes are washed, floors are vacuumed, and all is calm in the Vega household. Cha-ching. Sophomore Nick Vega gets paid for completing his chores. His family does things a bit differently than the...

READY FOR RECORDING: Junior Alan Roth stands with his music equipment in his room. Roth, who
releases music under the name “shawty’s boy,” got the motivation to start making music from his friend, and hopes to turn music into a career.

Friends and dedication lead junior to start making music

Kate Davis, Staff Writer May 4, 2022

Headphones on, standing in his closet, Alan Roth raps his newly written song into his microphone, which is wedged between a couple of t-shirts.  Roth, a junior, has been rapping for about a year and...

Inside the Nerf War

Dylan Ebs, Feature Editor May 2, 2022

Before senior Nick Roberts goes home every day, he calls his sister to check her surroundings outside. Her task is simple; look for any opponents waiting to eliminate Roberts. Roberts’ task? Try to get...

Although their first contest at Crowd Pleasers was one they have competed in before, this was the first time the teams competed at the Ascension contest.

Silver Stars sweep the competition

Anna Bea Heise, Photo Essay Editor March 22, 2022

The Silver Stars and JV Star Dancers recently competed in their last contest for this school year at the Ascension Hill Country Challenge at Johnson High School. The teams ended their season with 2nd place...

GETTING INTO CHARACTER: Junior Kyan Blacklock practices filming monologue scenes with a friend in California. Blacklock started pursuing professional acting and modeling in seventh grade, and often travels to California to participate in photo-shoots and film sessions.

Junior aims big in his journey to Hollywood

Sammie Thompson, Managing Editor March 11, 2022

Not again. Junior Kyan Blacklock reaches into the outer pocket of his backpack and switches his ringing phone to silent as he feels a stinging glare coming from his teacher. The call isn’t coming from...

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