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Twist and flip: Sophomore Cedric Walls takes a head dive toward the concrete wrapping his legs around his opponents as he tries anything to secure his victory and win the once-every-year competition. Filled with a competitive spirit the whole game Walls is playing to win. “I think it’s important to have a Fall Festival because it allows us to really get out of class and have fun with our friends while also exploring that community aspect of Bowie High School,” Walls said. “It was very fun and fulfilling [winning musical chairs], I got some bragging rights which was the best part.”

Student Leadership hosts annual Fall Fest

Emerson Traugott, Photo Essay Editor December 27, 2022

All in 45 minutes, students’ spirits are uplifted as each grade is able to enjoy a stress-free festival on the last day before Thanksgiving break. During this time students were given the opportunity...

NO LIMIT: As Gum glides his bow across his string playing the beginning chords of his award-winning original piece, Redwood Suite. Inspired by numerous artists, mainly those of the impressionist period, Gum’s talents and cultivation of talent have allowed him to participate in opportunist he never would have thought about. “To have a symphony premiered by the symphony orchestra that you’ve grown up seeing and admiring was just really cool, and unlike anything, I’d ever done before,” Gum said. “It was also just really special because I was able to collaborate with all of my friends, and I met a lot of cool people through that experience.”

Music unlocks the door to opportunities

Emerson Traugott, Photo Essay Editor December 12, 2022
Experienced cellist and composer William Gum makes notable new achievements
FRIENDLY FACES: A student drys off a dog after a bath. Through interacting and taking care of the dogs, students were able to make close connections and friendships with them. Every dog has their own personality, senior Ali Pool said. I got to work with these dogs with the same sort of personality span as humans would. So its like talking to a friend and helping them with what they need.

FFA holds dog grooming day

Becca Catlow, Photo Essay Editor December 9, 2022
Faculty & staff drop off animals for a day of pampering
PUMPKIN PASTIES: Junior Maly Janicek grabs a pumpkin pastie during the bake sale. Pumpkin pasties, another treat from the Harry Potter series, are pastry pockets with a pumpkin filling.

Double, double, toil and bake

Vivi Lopez-Stern, Digital Staff October 21, 2022

Something wicked this way comes with the culinary department’s preparations for a bewitching bake sale. From puffed pastry to butter beer, students have cauldrons full to the brim with treats to distribute. Culinary...

STANDING OUT: Lucy’s store front includes an unmistakable zebra statue placed in the middle of the roof: dressed in a colorful costume and striking a pose.

Final goodbyes to Lucy in Disguise

Emerson Traugott, Photo Essay Editor October 19, 2022
Local costume store closes at the end of the year impacting teachers and theatre students
COME GET YOUR BOOK: Editor-in-Chief Lizzie Jensen hands off a yearbook to Ariana Ritzie during the first lunch distribution. This year’s book, similar to year’s in the past, came in three separate colored covers for students to pick from. “I really like the hidden Taylor Swift Easter eggs in the book,” Jensen said. “We named all of our colors used in the book after Taylor Swift albums which can be seen in the Colophon in the back of the book.”

Yearbook holds annual Distribution Day

Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor May 30, 2022

Staff resumes its first in- person event in two years 8,317 pounds of yearbooks were hauled into the courtyard to be distributed to students and staff. With over 300 pages, the yearbook staff worked rigorously...

ZERO GRAVITY: Dorer launches himself into the air off of the raised course. Dorer enjoys riding during the weekends at House Park. “My favorite memory with my BMX bike was definitely the first time I got free bike parts,” Dorer said. “That was a really cool feeling because I knew my riding was getting more recognition.”

Wheelie into the world of BMX riding

Anna Bea Heise, Photo Essay Editor May 10, 2022

BMX riding is a lesser known sport where riders race on tracks with rollers, jumps, and turns to challenge their skills. Senior Ethan Dorer has been a competitor in this sport since his early childhood. “I...

Arms in air, senior Lauren Chou performs her solo in the spring show. Being a senior on the team, Chou is thankful to have one last performance with her team to showcase everything they have accomplished this year. “It’s a bittersweet feeling getting to perform with my team for the last time,” Chou said. “It’s especially sad since it is a lot of the seniors last time performing.”

Silver Stars perform their last show of the year

Izzy Rejino and Natalie Cullen May 3, 2022

As she goes down into the splits to hit her final pose, senior Silver Star captain Alyssa Coltharp realizes she has just finished performing her last performance as a Silver Star.  The spring show...

IN THEIR COWBOY BOOTS:  Silver Stars dance to Cotton Eye Joe in the pit. After Tyton Bensons performance in the courtyard, music played for students to dance to. “This event was especially important for Bowie this year as students are still adjusting to a “normal” school year post-pandemic,” Reese Gutshall said. “It is so important for our school to be unified as one, and lift each other up rather than drag each other down, especially after all that we have endured these past two years.”

Student Leadership boots out hate

Reagan Zuniga, Managing Editor April 25, 2022
Students gather in celebration of the NPFH parade
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