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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

LGBT PRIDE: Crema owners decorate their bakery with welcoming pride flags to express their support for the LGBT community.

A final farewell to a favorite local bakery

Charlotte Koellner, Print Staff October 5, 2022

A line wrapped around the small parking lot as hundreds of Austinites came to bid their final farewell to a locally owned business. After nearly a decade of serving pastries and coffee to the Southwest...

HITTING THE DRUMS: Sophomore John Mann practices his drumming skills during last weeks club meeting.

Live music club showcases students’ talents

Michael Vienneau, Digital Staff October 3, 2022

Every year, a club day is hosted in the courtyard. Many students see this as a chance to form relationships and help the community as well as build up a college resume.  One new club attracted a lot...

The new Performing Arts Center has “The Betsy” displayed across the front of the building.

Head theatre director placed on paid administrative leave after allegations of inappropriate misconduct leads to lawsuit

Editorial Team September 30, 2022

A civil lawsuit filed on Thursday, Sept. 29 targeted Bowie’s head theatre director Diane Elizabeth “Betsy” Cornwell, and accuses her of sexual harassment, potential drug coercion, and emotional and...

COVID CHANGES: Junior Madeline Travis wears a mask in the hallway. As COVID cases decline, the number of students wearing masks has greatly decreased. The AISD has remained mask-optional since March.

COVID-19 leaves lasting changes

Vivi Lopez-Stern, Digital Staff September 26, 2022

As masks come off once and for all, many people are finally able to breathe a sigh of relief. However, many students and teachers still find themselves dealing with the aftermath of COVID-19 and its lasting...

HEADED THROUGH THE HALLS: With less than two weeks left of school Bowie students walk to their second period classes after first lunch. The last day of school will be next on Friday May, 27. 2022 with the 3rd and 4th period finals.

2022-23 school year brings new changes

Lauren Wright, News Editor May 31, 2022
Bigger classes, new teachers, and buildings excites students and staff for the next year
PEACE OUT: Senior Madelyn Lopez Ball expresses her excitement walking off the stage as she gets her certificates and medals. The ceremony was held on Tuesday, May 10 2022 in the new athletic facility.

Senior ‘Top Dawgs’ award ceremony returns in-person

Donna Kim, News Editor May 31, 2022

On Tuesday night, select junior and seniors walked up onto the gym stage to be awarded a Trustees’ Scholar Award for their academic achievements, celebrating all their hard work during the school year. Juniors...

SNACKS AND SMILES: Senior Yuri Lee and Zoya Faisal enjoy their breakfast sponsored by National Honor Society. The breakfast was held on May 18 in the Southwest room.

Seniors sweeten their high school memories at breakfast

Sydney Crum, Dispatch Reporter May 30, 2022

As the end of the year approaches, there are many events planned for seniors to celebrate the end of their high school careers. One of these senior-exclusive events that took place was the senior breakfast...

PASSIONATELY SPEAKING: A former AISD office member shows her support for Education Austin in a speech during the rally.  The Education Austin Union has around 3,000 members, according to Texas AFT.

Education Austin rallies for a better future

Lucille Price, News Editor May 30, 2022

AISD staff members join at the districts headquarters to protest and demand better pay A sea of red swarmed the Austin Independent School District (AISD) headquarters at IH35 and Hwy 71, chanting and...

Senior Goodbye: Arushi Sharma

Senior Goodbye: Arushi Sharma

Arushi Sharma, Editor-in-Chief May 26, 2022

Well. I still can’t believe I’m writing this because it doesn’t feel real that I’m graduating high school in the next few days. As soon as I walked through those doors freshman year, I was ready...

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