The Dispatch

Youth In Demand

Marisa Salazar, Editor-in-Chief

February 21, 2020

Social issues lead young activists to take a stand in support of humanitarian and social justice movements As the 2010’s came to a close, young people began taking an active voice against oppression and issues they deemed important. From social justice to environmental advocacy, adolescents have organ...

Adolescent Addictions

Teachers and students share their opinions on whether or not cell phones should be taken up by teachers at the beginning of class.

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor

February 21, 2020

You wake up on a Saturday morning and take out your phone to scroll through TikTok for several hours before getting out of bed. After getting ready, you make a cup of coffee and go back to bed, turning on your computer to re-watch episodes of The Office, eyes switching back and forth between screens as yo...

Youth in Demand

Marisa Salazar, Editor-in-Chief

February 20, 2020

As the 2010’s came to a close, young people began taking an active voice against oppression and issues they deemed important. From social justice to environmental advocacy, adolescents have organized and revitalized movements to garner change on large and small scales. Names like Malala Yousafzai and...

Expressing with PRIDE

Expressing with PRIDE

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor

February 18, 2020

Growing up as an LGBTQ+ individual is difficult, from figuring out your identity to being different from other young adults around you. According to the GSA Network, around 40 states across the country have attempted to create spaces in schools for LGBTQ+ students to express themselves freely, like ...

Toxic Masculinity

Words given by students when asked what comes to mind when hearing “Toxic Masculinity”.

Marisa Salazar, Editor-in-Chief

January 8, 2020

Societal stigma surrounding stereotypical male behavior challenges the definition of masculinity On the brink of a new decade, traditional gender norms may be regarded as having undergone major progressions in the past ten years. While there continues to be a divide between those who embrace new libera...

Students sacrifice suitable sleep

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor

January 4, 2020

'Sometimes as a teacher... it feels a little like I am teaching half-zombies' It is a never-ending cycle. Waking up after snoozing your alarm multiple times. Rolling out of bed. Getting ready for school and rushing out the door, forgetting to eat breakfast. Wearily staying awake during four long class...

Gun control triggers heated debates

The graphic above illustrates how many mass shootings America has had this year alone.

Marisa Salazar, Editor In Chief

November 4, 2019

Perspectives clash as recent gun violence sparks newfound interest and widespread discussion In wake of the El Paso and Odessa-Midland shootings that claimed the lives of 30 people, gun violence laments itself as a primary issue in America and a concern for people across the nation. According to Gun Vio...

The consequences of construction on students

The parking garage is pictured as it would look once the construction has finished. Along with facts as to what is happening now and in the future.

Faith Lawrence, Managing editor

October 18, 2019

Changes around campus aim to increase the maximum capacity of Bowie from 2,463 to 2,900 through creating new parking spots as well as new fine arts and athletic buildings, according to the 2017 Bond Program. On paper, adding additional parking spaces for students is a great idea, but students were unaware ...

Upperclassmen school their students

SHOWING APPRECIATION: Junior Michael Sugrue works with one of his fourth graders on their Mother's Day poem. Sugrue likes working with fourth graders due to their maturity.

Peter Dang, Editor-In-Chief

June 10, 2019

Twenty kindergarteners, sitting criss-cross apple sauce focusing on their teacher standing at the board, teaching them to write a sentence. This teacher is not the one with their name on the door, this teacher is a high school junior or senior. The students participate actively, each one raising their...

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