The Dispatch

Stu-Co responsibility and spotlight

Jocelyn Brooks

November 26, 2018


Filed under In-Depth, Online

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...

Vaping: both sides of the epidemic

Vaping: both sides of the epidemic

Abby Ong, Editor-in-Chief

July 1, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

High schoolers share their opinions on vape pens Passing the device back and forth, a cloud of mist rises over the group of students huddled in the bathroom, filling the stalls with a fruity scent. Created as an alternative to cigarettes, vaporizers have been on the market for awhile but only recent...

30 years ahead

30 years ahead

Jocelyn Brooks, Managing Editor

June 18, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

30 years is a long time for life to happen. In the halls we walk, students have been given promposals,friendships have been formed, tears have been shed, and memories have been made. 30 years of trends have passed, homework has been lamented over, and success has been achieved. But as these past 30 y...

Media Literacy

Kiran Patel, In-Depth Editor

May 26, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

In an age of fake news, social movements, and biased news outlets, media literacy has become a more prevalent topic. The concept centers around the idea of the public absorbing, analyzing, and understanding media and separating legitimate sources from illegitimate. With media literacy the goal is to p...

The Mental Stigma

The Mental Stigma

Violet Glenewinkel, Editor-In-Chief

April 28, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

The tragedy of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Parkland, Florida resulted in seventeen innocent lives lost, creating a shock that has affected lives across the nation. As hearts and minds cope with the loss across the country, questions have risen on the subject of the role mental illnes...

30 years of clubs

30 years of clubs

Jocelyn Brooks, In-Depth Editor

April 23, 2018


Filed under In-Depth

  Peeking into students' favorite organizations In a world where society is infamous for questioning character, high school is a breeding ground in the struggle for identity. While the quest for “finding oneself” unfolds, students seek people and places that offer refuge from the outsid...

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