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FACE-TO-FACE: Sophomore Cole Wong runs toe-to-toe with an Austin High defender. Bowie struggled offensively and end up losing 21-2 to the Maroons “They are a very experienced and physical team, and we have a lot to work on,” midfielder Wong said. “My game knowledge and field vision is better this year and I hope that I can utilize those skills to score more goals and help my teammates.”

Tracy leads Bulldog LAX team into season

Noah Bihan, Photo Essay Editor April 4, 2024

As the varsity boys lacrosse team gears up for an exciting pre-season, the atmosphere is rich with anticipation and a fresh sense of purpose. “This season is super exciting for all of us,” Coach...

New 87 foot mural brightens Fine Arts Building

Alex Edwards and Austin Ikard March 22, 2024

After returning from winter break, students walking through the Fine Arts Hall may have noticed a new piece of art accompanying them on their walk. This 87-foot mural, which features a bulldog surrounded...

Big Fish and even bigger talent

Elizabeth Yowell and Liberty Pittman March 1, 2024

The house lights dim and the stage comes alive in color, gradually, murmurs among the audience are replaced with the sound of the live orchestra. Curtain up, it’s show-time! On Jan. 19, Bowie’s Starlight...

EXTRACTION TEAM: Members of bee club need to suit up in large bee-proof suits to help protect themselves from stings. These suits need to cover every inch of skin to ensure no bees can get inside. Bees die after stinging, if they are not able to sting the keepers, the bees are safer.  “We’re not in control, the bees are, and mother nature is” Nona Spillers said.

These bees buzzzzzzzzzz

Noah Bihan, Photo Essay Editor January 26, 2024

In the meticulous world of beekeeping, with the smell of smoke in the air, and the distinct buzz of wings fluttering, a beekeeper’s suit protects them from the dangers of handling the thousands of bees....

LIVE HONEYCOMB: Sophomore Bee Club vice president Pluto Trippe presents a live honeycomb collected from their own hives, which are located on campus, to the Fall Fest attendees. Trippe and other Bee Club members also handed out homemade hot honey tea to students visiting their booth. “I think Fall Fest is the best way to spend the day before break,” Trippe said. “It allows students to make a better connection to not only Bowie but the clubs that Bowie has to offer and that unlocks so many opportunities for students that can help them throughout their life and high school.”

Yearly Fall Fest kickstarts fall break

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor January 17, 2024

To kick off Thanksgiving break with fun and excitement, Bowie held its annual Fall Fest. Fall Fest is an event created and planned by the No Place for Hate organization and involves clubs and organizations...

FILLING THE MUFFIN TRAY: In the loud, bustling culinary classroom, seniors Erin Cain and Bodhi Rosen collaborate in perfect harmony, working together to focus on creating fresh banana bread muffins for the hungry student body. Cain carefully scoops the banana muffin batter into a muffin tray, while Rosen holds the edges of the batter bowl, keeping it steady for the next scoop. “There was a lot of thought and care that went into the baking process,” Rosen said.

Fall into flavor with the culinary class

Noah Bihan, Photo Essay Editor December 6, 2023

The air is filled with the inviting aroma of freshly baked pumpkin spice bars, cinnamon-laced snickerdoodle cookies, and banana bread muffins, offering a comforting seasonal embrace to all who walk past...

DANCE PARTY: Students dance together in the courtyard at homecoming. A DJ provided all the music for the dance. “A lot of people would dance when there was an old song playing,” Sara Hernandez said.

Bulldawgs show out for Homecoming

Arden Ray, Elizabeth Yowell, and Liberty Pittman November 29, 2023

Bowie held its annual Homecoming dance on October 28. Students had the opportunity to get dressed up and enjoy themselves with food, a movie, music, and games. Since the school year started there has been...

FACE PAINTING: Senior Brighton Toland painted faces for kids at Bulldogs and Hotdogs. Toland and others were a part of the Starlight Theater Company’s booth. “If I could, I would volunteer again next year. It’s so much fun,” Toland said.

‘Dawgs team up for annual fundraiser

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor October 26, 2023

Senior Brighton Toland roams around the courtyard looking for a new shirt to rep her favorite Bowie team. Glancing around, she sees her fellow students laughing with their friends and showing their Bulldawg...

A day in the life of a mountain-Baker

Noah Bihan, Photo Essay Editor October 12, 2023

In the midst of Austin's picturesque landscapes, sophomore Carson Baker embraces the art of mountain biking, navigating the rocky trails and challenging terrain with every pedal and leap he takes. “It's...

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