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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch


Austins city-wide special election fills new positions

Austin’s city-wide special election fills new positions

Mazzy Warren, Editor-In-Chief June 6, 2024

Austin voters flooded the polls on Saturday, May 4, to cast their ballot in the Travis County Joint General and Special Elections. This ballot combined minor elections among multiple cities in Travis...

COMPETITION CLASHES ON CHESS BOARD: Senior Issac Hoke concentrates on his chess game against sophomore Nathan Musat. No Place For Hate hosted a community fair for clubs to encourage inclusion and acceptance at Bowie.

No Place For Hate hosts community fair

Charlotte Koellner, Executive Editor: Content May 29, 2024

Walking into the courtyard, junior Sydney McBurnett was ecstatic to see that she and her classmates’ hard work and planning had come to fruition to produce Bowie’s first-ever community day. As student-constructed...

Bill 17 bans DEI offices on campuses

Bill 17 bans DEI offices on campuses

Savannah Riggins, News Editor May 22, 2024

On June 17, 2023 Texas Senate Bill 17 was passed. Following it’s passage, the impact of Texas Senate Bill 17 is reverberating throughout the state’s educational landscape, promoting a wave of reactions...

Senior Goodbyes 2024

Senior Goodbyes 2024

Editorial Team May 17, 2024

Coming into our last year in this program, every member of the Dispatch leadership team had a rough relationship with one another; we either didn’t know each other, were scared of each other, or blatantly...

CAMPAIGNING CONTEST: Junior Noble Cox gives out candy to potential voters to help attract them to his booth and sway voters in his direction for student council president on election day, April 30. Cox won in the election and will be co-president along side close friend Emiliano Martinez.

Student council runs annual elections

Peyton Dorsey, News Editor May 17, 2024

As the votes for the year have been cast and tallied up, juniors Noble Cox and Emiliano Martinez are ecstatic to have been elected as the co-presidents of Bowie’s student council for the 2024-2025...

JUST VOTED: Seniors William Gum, Ayaka Chao, Marley Hall, and Abigail Bode pose with their I Voted stickers. All four students cast their vote in the 2024 Presidential Primary election this March. Eligible students can register to vote by visiting

Seniors sprint to the polls

Charlotte Koellner, Executive Editor: Writing May 8, 2024

Senior Marley Hall visited the voting polls with her parents long before she was eligible to vote. So, when it finally came time for her to cast her very first vote in the 2024 Presidential Primary Election,...

RAISING VOICES TO THE SKY: Students unite to show solidarity with Palestine amidst the Israel-Palestine conflict. During the demonstration, students held up signs, flags, and raised their voices in chants

Protest promotes student activism

Kate Davis, Print Co-Editor-in-Chief May 2, 2024

On May 2, 2024, students filled the courtyard during second lunch in protest, some of them walking out of their second-period class to join the event. Students expressed their support for Palestine in...

The enforcement of SB 4 in Texas would give the state government the power to enforce immigration law, which has previously been only a federal jurisdiction.

SB 4 revives anti-immigration policies

Peyton Dorsey, Dispatch Reporter May 2, 2024

Senate Bill 4 (SB 4) is a bill approved by Texas lawmakers during a special legislative session in 2023 that establishes the act of crossing the Texas-Mexico border in between legal ports of entry as a...

Affordable prom dresses offered to students

Elizabeth Yowell, Dispatch Reporter April 23, 2024

In the months leading up to prom, popular dress chains and small dress boutiques are stocked full of dresses dedicated to the event. With the average price of a prom dress being several hundred dollars,...

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