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APPROACHING THE JUMP: Nicholas Wood prepares to launch off the ramp while sledding down the frozen slope in the nearby water reservoir. He’s determined to achieve maximum airtime for an epic slow mo shot before the plastic sled becomes too damaged to be usable.

A rare snow day for Austin residents

Max Muzny, Reporter February 24, 2021

Despite the blackouts and pipe bursts caused by the cold, the residents in Austin were able to experience an authentic snowy winter right at their front door for the first time in decades.   On...

2021 Grammy nominations fail to recognize “After Hours” by The Weeknd

Dimitri Silva, Dispatch Reporter February 18, 2021

On Nov. 24, The Record Academy released the 2021 Grammy nominations, and many fans were shocked to see The Weeknd, a popular R&B and Pop artist, landing zero nominations for his fourth studio album...

Six inches of snow blankets a neighborhood in Southwest Austin on Monday February 15, 2021.

Winter storm in Texas

Corinne Piorkowski, Sports Editor February 18, 2021

Below freezing temperatures, roads slick with ice, and power and water outages are what people across the city of Austin have been experiencing in the past few days. Due to the winter storm that has...

Austin ISD class cancellation

Austin ISD class cancellation

Shikha Patel and Shruti Patel February 15, 2021

New update: There is no longer virtual classes on Friday. Classes have been cancelled. Due to the the wake of unprecedented winter weather and storm advisories, Austin ISD will be canceling classes...

BUILDING FOR A MODERN FUTURE: The JE Dunn Construction team and Page Architects construct the new athletics center to be ready for occupation by August of 2021. In addition to two gyms that will host a total of 1,780 spectators, the facility will include staff offices, a weight room, and locker rooms.

Behind the Fence: Athletics facility modernization

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2021

On the old site of the tennis courts, a 71,878 square foot structure towers over the practice fields. The building in progress is the new athletics facility scheduled for completion and use by August of...

College Board will be using AP classes to see students’ strength in specific subjects. They are doing this to reduce the demands on students and to utilize AP.

College board getting rid of SAT subject tests and optional essay

Dylan Zellner, Reporter January 27, 2021

College Board announced that they would be removing the option to take SAT subject tests and the optional SAT essay. Although, College Board announced this on January 19, 2021, they will be internationally...

ZOOMING THROUGH THE LESSON: Math teacher Natasha Weissmiller transforms her iPad into a whiteboard to instruct a remote class over Zoom. In the unique Fall semester, her class motto is 'Screens on, Masks on.'

‘Silver Year’ cultivates innovative instruction

Cade Spencer, Editor-in-Chief January 27, 2021

In spite of the frustrations and fatigue of the 2020-2021 school year’s non-traditional instructional style, Dean of Instruction Susan Leos has designated it as the 'Silver Year' in honor of Bowie’s...

AISD 'Let's Talk' enables students to express concerns

AISD ‘Let’s Talk’ enables students to express concerns

Amorah Schultze, Graphics Editor January 25, 2021

'Let’s Talk' is an AISD initiative to improve student communication and foster a safe environment through the Report Bullying and School Safety Concerns form. Bowie released this form in November of...

President Joe Biden gives his Inaugural Address at the front of U.S. Capitol. President Biden claimed that “democracy has prevailed,” in his speech.

Inauguration Day 2021

Faith Lawrence and Cade Spencer January 20, 2021

On Wednesday, Jan. 20, Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th President of the United States in the middle of what the New York Times called a time of “profound economic, health and political...

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