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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

BUSINESS CLUB: Providing candy for new club members, Senior Zoya Faisal welcomes students to join her club.

New opportunities at the club fair

Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino September 9, 2021

Booths around campus are set up to promote student-run clubs

SHAKING HANDS: Katie Martinez shakes the hand of AISD Chief Officer of Schools Dr. Anthony Mays. Martinez’s orange cord represent her taking a college level course through UT OnRamps. “I’m really glad I was part of so many amazing classes that give you a look into the real world,” Martinez said. “I feel like those classes really shaped me into a better person and they prepared me for the world.”

Seniors are granted an in person graduation

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor June 22, 2021

Senior year is normally a crucial period filled with college applications or making other post-graduation plans, planning celebrations, and making memories with friends; this year was very different because...

WAITING FOR THE BUS: A man sleeps on the ground at a bus stop with his belongings beside him. Bus passes along with bottle water are some of the most commonly needed resources among homeless people. “People need to get places and it’s hard when you don’t have money for lunch or transportation,” Sunrise Church volunteer coordinator Sarah Combs said. “So then rather than giving them money I give them a bus pass, and then I personally also have business cards for Sunrise so that they know we have resources available to them if they want to use them.”

Understanding Austin’s homeless population

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor May 5, 2021

Increased amount of people on the street with COVID-19 limiting resources and propositions to make it illegal to publicly camp Homelessness in Austin is an obvious problem for a combination of reasons,...

CHAOS AT THE CAPITOL: President Donald Trump supporters gathered to protest the inauguration of Joe Biden. These protests were based on claims made by President Trump of a fraudulent election. “I do not think protesting the election results is justified or effective, however I think the issue is bigger than those who are protesting,” senior Alyssa Shumaker said. “They have been misled and misinformed to the point of complete disillusionment of the entire election. The real problem with the protests is those in power who are spreading lies and empowering people to commit crimes based on false information.”

Election protests at the State Capitol

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor March 25, 2021

to the Inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, supporters of Donald Trump gathered at the Texas State Capitol downtown. Some of these protests had been planned in advance...

IN FRONT OF HIS DISPLAY:  Baseball coach Sam Degelia poses with his light display in front of his house. Degelia spent six days getting out, setting up all the decorations, and syncing them up with music. “My favorite part of the decorations are when we put music to the lights and watch them move to whatever song is playing,” Degelia said. “The LED lights are really colorful and bright. So these stand out from some of the other lights.”

Coaches create Christmas cheer

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor December 25, 2020

Health and baseball coach Sam Degelia and football coach Sam Miller bring holiday festivities to another level with their outdoor house ornaments. Over Thanksgiving break the coaches decorated their houses...

RECEIVING NEW ORDERS: Junior Katherine Crosely goes through the order list. Crosely has received orders from as far away as California. “It’s really rewarding to see the whole process of owning a boutique come together by seeing all the orders come in and people liking the clothes,” Crosely said.

Student launches online clothing boutique

Reagan Zuniga, Photo Essay Editor November 24, 2020

While many spent the early months of quarantine binging Netflix or trying Tik-Tok trends, junior Katherine Crosely took the initiative to launch an online shopping boutique run from completely inside her...

Fall Extravaganza

Natalie Cullen and Izzy Rejino November 14, 2020

After a long period of virtual only events, the 2020 Fall Extravaganza was held by several fine arts departments to showcase a series of performances by the band, color guard, and dance teams.  “My...

Junior Brooke Forsyth poses for a photo while working a shift at Sonic. Under Texas Governor Greg Abbott and Austin Mayor Steve Adler’s orders, essential businesses such as restaurants like Sonic will remain open during quarantine but must follow social distancing policies.

Thank you to all essential workers from The Dispatch staff

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor May 14, 2020

Being stuck in a nationwide quarantine for almost 10 weeks has proved to be a struggle for me. I am finding that the longer quarantine continues, the less motivation I have to do simple things like write...

I took this photo while on a cruise in Alaska. I took an excursion on a small ferry in Juneau where I got to see glaciers and Alaska marine life up close. The land surrounding the river was very mountainous and foggy, and I even got to see a mother bear with two of her cubs.

Faith’s Photos: Celebrating Earth Day with travel photography

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor April 22, 2020

My family has been hosting family reunions every other year since 1990. Since I was born, I have gone to every single reunion. Each reunion is held in a different state, and when we visited those states,...

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