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Riley Hughes award winning poet

Katie Holme, Staff Reporter

June 28, 2019

Creativity flows into the minds of students while creating their contest entries for the annual Vision and Voice poetry contest. This year, Bowie took the top spots in the 9th, 11th, and 12th grade categories. Junior Riley Hughes was one of the students awarded for her poem. “My poem uses eyes a...

John Hahn moves onto the military

Jocelyn Brooks, Managing Editor

June 27, 2019

While students on campus are practicing their skills in order to increase their knowledge, math teacher John Hahn is temporarily trading in his textbooks for a different kind of expertise: military intelligence. Hahn was activated for operational support from Jan. 16, 2019 to June 13, 2019. Rather th...

Summer plans for a school makeover

Summer plans for a school makeover

Cade Spencer, News Editor

May 28, 2019

As the glorious months of summer approach, seniors eagerly prepare for college, students and teachers dream of restful vacations, and the campus falls into silence. As Bowie closes down for the break, the Campus Architecture Team prepares for a new phase of summer construction. In order to undergo ...

Graduation date extended

Will Grossenbacher, Dispatch Reporter

May 23, 2019

As the school year comes to a close, seniors are preparing for one of the most important events of their lives. Every year, graduation day marks the end of the senior's high school career and the beginning of their future. However, this year’s ceremony is different as graduation has unexpectedly been pushed b...

New voices legislation is advocating for student rights

New voices legislation is advocating for student rights

Kateri Jaquette, Sports Editor

May 22, 2019

Currently in the state of Texas, student journalists under the administration of public education are subjected to prior review by their school administration. Prior review allows for the school to censor what students publish, leaving them vulnerable to facing consequences for reporting the truth. ...

Celebrating senior top ‘Dawgs at honor night

Celebrating senior top ‘Dawgs at honor night

Madisen Johnson, Senior Feature Editor

May 21, 2019

From Trustee Awards to ‘who’s who’, there are several award ceremonies on campus that celebrate students that have distinguished themselves academically. A different award ceremony has been added this year, the Senior Honor night awards. Senior Honor night was created to be a time to honor any stude...

Stress relieving session in the courtyard

Shikha Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter

May 14, 2019

This school year, the counselors and Ashley Shute have come together to create a comfortable and stress-relieving environment for students who have been dealing with stress or any mental health related conditions. “The counselors and I have a conversation of what the needs are at the school, mostly ...

Prom with alumni

Rachel Baschnagel     , Copy Editor

April 22, 2019

After the unanticipated ban of graduated students at the 2018 Homecoming dance, rumors began to surface of the same policies being implemented at Bowie’s class of 2019 prom. The administration indicated that prom is open to anyone 20 years of age or under who has been invited by a current Bowie stud...

Funding lost due to senior skip day

Funding lost due to senior skip day

Katie Holme, News Editor

April 20, 2019

The collective agreement amongst seniors to take part in “senior skip day” on March 15, the day before spring break, created a decline in attendance, as well as a significant amount of funding. During this senior “holiday” the school lost $17,000 from absences due to the school being funded ...

Broken glass fuels focused fundraiser

Broken glass fuels focused fundraiser

Cade Spencer, News Editor

April 18, 2019

Glass lay broken on the ground as an estimated 75 windows were shattered around the Bowie facility. This vandalism that struck campus on Dec. 13, 2018 caused the school community to call for increased security. In response to such demands, the PTSA decided to focus their Build Up Bowie fundraiser on necessary s...

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