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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...

Members of the Chess club challenge students to a chess match during the Club Fair for fun prizes.

Club Fair introduces opportunities for students

Ryan Zuniga, Dispatch Reporter September 15, 2023

Are you looking for a chance to meet with people who share similar interests as you? Bowie High School held its annual Club Fair to showcase the different clubs students can join. The Club Fair, this year...

TOSSING CAPS: The graduating class of 2023 celebrate the end of their high school careers by throwing their caps into the air at the end of the ceremony. For many students, this long-standing tradition serves as a final moment of excitement among their peers. “The best message I learned at Bowie is that you should always try and meet new people,” senior Ben Locke said. “Making new friendships and connections doesn’t diminish the friends you may be away from at the moment. The other speeches at graduation showed me just how much pride Bowie students have in their school, and in the Bowie community.”

Seniors celebrate graduation day

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor June 27, 2023

As speeches were given, medals handed out, and caps tossed, the Bowie class of 2023 brought their senior year to a close. The graduation ceremony took place at Burger Stadium on Friday, June 2. All students...

DRY ICE SPHERE: First graders gather around a bubble made of dry ice and carbon dioxide, held by a student volunteer. The carbon dioxide reacts with the dry ice through the hose, forming a sphere at the end. “The kids loved the dry ice bubble, they thought it was so cool. It is very rewarding to see them love something the department worked so hard to set up,” sophomore Haden Barnett said.

Students volunteer for Science Day

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor June 7, 2023

Dry ice forming shapes, human sized bubbles being made and acidic tablets creating popping lids on plastic containers, the science classrooms fill with laughter and joy as first graders run through exciting...

EYE TO EYE: While chained to the small metal fence, Buck patiently waits for Olivas to finish her daily examination of his ears, neck and back, to ensure he is growing properly. Over the course of a year Olivas raises her two steers to livestock show standards gaining them many awards. “I have even been awarded grand champion for my steers, however it was a very small competition,” Olivas said. “And I get breed champion or reserve champion at almost every show. The lowest I’ve ranked is fourth, so I feel I’ve done pretty well even in competitive counties.”

FFA arranges interactive experiences

Emerson Traugott, Photo Essay Editor March 16, 2023

Hiking up the hill blanketed in dead grass which acts as a direct pathway to the barn and stables that house animals ranging from turkeys to steers, is a daily experience for students raising livestock...

FISTS TO THE SKY: Members of the Starlight Theater Company (STC) hold their hands up high as they beam their smiles into the audience. The whole cast gathered together onstage to joyfully thank the students and staff who took the time to come out to the theater to watch their show. “I really believe that all of our audiences enjoyed the show,” Fleming said. “We put our all into every production, every night. We really tried to make sure everyone in the audience left the theater feeling happy and fulfilled with the show we put on for them.”

Newsies actors shine bright on stage

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor February 24, 2023

Crumpled newspapers flying through the air and into the audience, singing, dancing, intricate set designs, and emotional expressions. That’s what the James Bowie High School Starlight Theater Company...

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...

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