The Dispatch

The Great Debate

The Great Debate

Jocelyn Brooks, Managing Editor

February 13, 2019


Filed under In-Depth

Across Austin, thousands of alarm clocks rip students from their beds at five in the morning on a Saturday, each of whom wrestles into suits before stumbling to their car to drive to the school hosting the tournament. It’s going to be a long day for the speech and debate department. Composed of 25 oral ...

Vandalism of JBHS: The full story

Vandalism of JBHS: The full story

Mo Orr, Online Editor-In-Chief

January 14, 2019


Filed under In-Depth, News

Political Polarization

Political Polarization

Abby Ong, Editor-In-Chief

January 4, 2019


Filed under In-Depth

Headline after headline grows more and more bizarre, provoking heated arguments between both sides as people jump to defend their beliefs and the decisions made. Others stay silent, choosing to ignore the seemingly chaotic world of politics. The continuing polarization of politics is a cause of frigh...

Political Polarization: POLL REASONING

Political Polarization: POLL REASONING

Abby Ong, Editor-in-Chief

December 17, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

The following questions are directly from a poll taken by the Dispatch from 11/16-12/03/2018. Polled through Google forms, 534 students responded, consisting of 140 Seniors, 94 Juniors, 132 Sophomores, and 168 Freshmen. In total, 341 Females, 173 Males, and 20 Nonbinary/Gender non-conforming users res...

Vandalism at Bowie

Vandalism at Bowie

Cianna Chairez, Editor-In-Chief

December 13, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, News

At 5:57 A.M., on Thursday Dec. 13, AISD was notified that there had been extensive vandalism done to Bowie High School overnight. Parents were notified early Thursday morning, Dec. 13, by email that there would be a two-hour delay to classes on campus. About an hour later, they were notified that class...

Stu-Co responsibility and spotlight

Jocelyn Brooks, Managing Editor

November 26, 2018


Filed under Brief, In-Depth

As if overnight, the productions of Bowie events come together. The gardens seem to attend to themselves daily. Numerous posters appear throughout the halls every week. The hidden hands at work? Student council. Made up of 30 juniors and seniors comprising Presidents and Vice Presidents, student...

Sexual assault

Sexual assault

Abby Ong, Editor-In-Chief

November 17, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Kavanaugh case Almost a year since the #MeToo movement first began to capture national attention, the confirmation of Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court in early October sparked anger across the nation. Kavanaugh’s nomination faced major controversy upon allegations of sexua...

Counciling Cultures

Counciling Cultures

Jocelyn Brooks, Manager Editor

November 16, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

As if overnight, the productions of Bowie events come together. The gardens seem to attend to themselves daily. Numerous posters appear throughout the halls every week. The hidden hands at work? Student council. Made up of 30 junior and senior Presidents and Vice Presidents, student cou...

What’s the scoop on getting the scoop?

Abby Ong, Editor-in-Chief

October 19, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Benefits of free press Embedded in the core of the American society and government lies the freedom of press, one of the five basic rights provided by the First Amendment. In recent years, the rising use of the term ‘fake news’ continues to increase public distrust of the media. Defined as the in...

FOCUS- on journalism

Jocelyn Brooks, Managing Editor

October 18, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

Journalism is ubiquitous. It can be insightful or corrupt, fair or slanted. And in today’s society, it is more present than ever, including in the halls of Bowie. The mediums vary—with so many resources available now, journalism can take forms such as writing, video, photography, art, design, and m...

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