The Dispatch

Student brings attention to BLM through her artwork

The portrait captures a girl staring into the sky, surrounded by calls for justice and change. As part of a portfolio themed on social justice, senior Kaylin York desired for her AP Studio Art piece to express the essence of the Black Lives Matter movement and the need for immediate action.
Amorah Schultze, Reporter November 11, 2020

In the Black girl’s eye, a “Justice for George Floyd” poster calls for change. Her other eye is looking to the sky, suspended between an outcry to the universe. Rising above it all are three words:...

Senior raises funds for BLM movement

SIGN IN HAND: Smiling with her sign, senior Vivian Howard shows off her creative work. Howard created the sign last summer to help educate on the Black Lives Matter movement.
Miranda Cardenas, Feature Editor November 11, 2020

From nationwide protests to ongoing debates and conversations, there is something new in headlines every day. Out of these headlines come more topics, issues, and organizations that make up main events...

Student excels in oral interpretation

Ava Wong, Reporter November 10, 2020

Oral interpretation is a class at Bowie where students compete by performing literature and communicate meaning to an audience. Sophomore Nadia Petru has already excelled in this short year winning four...

Political participation promotes personal pride

Senior Katie Puperi, right, stands with one of Travis County’s voting signs. On Nov. 3 Katie is planning on working at the polls. Senior Nick Lopez, left, poses with a Democratic sponsored sign. Because Lopez is 18, he is planning on voting in the upcoming election.
Mia Folkers, Feature Editor November 4, 2020

As the early morning shift starts, she watches as hundreds upon hundreds of unknown faces enter the building. As she tries to keep up, she quickly works to organize everyone to the open machines so they...

Beirut explosion survivor tells her story

What seemed like a normal day for staffer Lucciana Choueiry quickly turned into a horror for Choueiry and her family. On August 4, 2020 a large amount of ammonium nitrate stored at the port of the city of Beirut, Lebanon, exploded. “All I could see was blood on the streets, broken glass falling to the floor from the broken homes, mothers crying while holding their injured kids,” Choueiry said.
Lucciana Choueiry, Reporter October 20, 2020

August 4, 2020 was a day we thought would be just like any other in the city of Beirut, Lebanon. I woke up, had my breakfast, and then went with my mom into town to shop for a few things. At around 5:45...

Senior Send-Off Salute allows the Class of 2020 to take one last lap around campus

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor September 8, 2020

No senior of the Class of 2020 could have predicted that the end of their senior year would consist of self-isolation and social distancing. Although there is yet to be an official graduation ceremony,...

Bowie Idol crown taken with “Queen”

Senior Ava Nielsen stands outside of her house with the Student Council sponsor Kaylin Brett, who gave her balloons and flowers. The student council also wrote Nielsen a letter congratulating her on her win.
Corinne Piorkowski, Entertainment Editor May 14, 2020

The process of recording a video, mixing songs, coordinating outfit changes, filming different scenes, and blending it all together is not a job for just anyone, which is what it takes to participate in...

Students foster pets during quarantine to support shelters

Lounging together, Junior Ellie Bible’s four new foster puppies enjoy the outdoors in a deck chair. Bible and her family decided to foster Boxer and Cocker Spaniel mix puppies to help support the shelters during the pandemic.
Mia Folkers, Feature Editor May 6, 2020

Opening your front door, you watch as a new puppy curiously runs to explore every room in the house. As its small paws quickly travel into your room, you imagine the millions of pictures and memories that...

Junior spreads smiles through stickers

The sticker of ‘Googles’ the duck is placed on junior Tayah Savoy’s chromebook. This was one of junior Haley Pousson’s first stickers given to Savoy.
Miranda Cardenas, Feature Editor May 4, 2020

Whether it be to put on a laptop, notebook, or even a water bottle, stickers can add a fun twist and decoration to a person’s everyday objects.  Being an easy way to express creativity, junior Haley...

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