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Out of commission

Emerson Traugott February 28, 2024

Securing the lid back on the dry-erase marker, nutrition teacher Halle Whittington completes a message on the whiteboard outside her door. The sign is addressed to her fifth-period class, reminding them...

On January 25, 2024 the district appointed Matias Segura as the new superintendent of the Austin Independent School District.

New superintendent named by the district

Katie Grumet, Dispatch Reporter February 28, 2024

On January 25, 2024, Superintendent Matias Segura was unanimously appointed as Austin Independent School District's (AISD) permanent superintendent. Segura had been serving as interim superintendent since...

In the new online PSAT and SATs, the time to complete the tests have been shortened, but both previously separate math sections are now combined and a built-in calculator is always available.

Students and staff prepare for College Board changes

Alec Morse, Dispatch Reporter February 22, 2024

Testing is a vital part of education and is used to show that you understand the subject. Test scores are also used by colleges to choose who they accept. Because of this, streamlining the testing process...

The two election frontrunners from each party are Donald Trump from the Republican Party and incumbent Joe Biden for the Democratic Party.

Deciding the course of a nation

Ryan Zuniga, Dispatch Reporter February 20, 2024

There is a power in numbers. More votes equals more representation, reformations, and better quality in our government. On November 5, 2024, the 60th presidential election will take place. President Joe...

Captains Amelia Cook, Jadon Demetri, and Zach Kohlmeyer pass out trophies for the winners of the Bowie-ran tournament this November.

Bowie Speech team speaks out to save their program

Audrey Cullinane, Dispatch Reporter February 16, 2024

Students find their seats as the bell rings, and a hush goes over the room as Oral Interpretation teacher, Marco Bazan, shares opportunities for tournaments around the Austin-area. Usually, a local school...

Stricter FIT rules enforced

Peyton Dorsey, Dispatch Reporter February 16, 2024

The bell sounds after the first period and students begin meandering in the hallways and fleeing campus. STEM Instructional Coach Cindi Carroll, and School Improvement Facilitator Whitney Vohl scramble...

Junior Russel Early plays a series of guitar riffs as practice. Early is mainly skilled with guitars, and focuses his musical talent on them.

Live Music Club lets student musicians connect

William Balke, Dispatch Reporter February 15, 2024

As students rush out of their last class to head home, some students instead make their way to piano teacher Randy Cantu’s room to jam out. Cantu is the sponsor of the Live Music Club, which meets every...

This year, many new clubs have been created by both students and teachers who wanted to bring their passions to life and share them with others. These clubs include the filmmakers club, assisted living club, miniature gaming club, costume club, and psychology club.

New clubs build new communities

Alec Morse, Dispatch Reporter February 5, 2024

Clubs are one of the best ways to connect with students who have similar interests as you, and have fun learning about them without the stress of grades or tests. However, some students might feel like...

Freshman Abby Ray poses in front of the Be the I in Kind poster.

KIND initiative boosts positivity around campus

Katie Grumet, Dispatch Reporter January 25, 2024

Junior Grace Casas walks up to a poster at the end of A Hall. She picks up a pen from a stone bench in front of the poster and writes two simple words, be respectful. “My favorite part of this project...

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