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Prom with alumni

Rachel Baschnagel     , Copy Editor

April 22, 2019


Filed under News

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


Filed under Brief, News

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


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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...

Upcoming event to celebrate diversity

Upcoming event to celebrate diversity

Rachel Baschnagel, Copy Editor

April 17, 2019


Filed under Announcements, Brief, News

The first ever Culture Day will be held on Thursday, April 18 at 10 a.m. in the courtyard. Multiple booths will be set up to represent various cultures, with students stationed at each to educate their peers about their culture and traditions. Teachers are invited to bring their students to the cou...

Senior event confirmed

Peter Dang, Sports Editor

April 16, 2019


Filed under Brief, News

Graduation night is statistically one of the most dangerous nights for teenagers due to the risks of impaired driving and car crashes, according to the American Automobile Association Foundation. Project Graduation was started to make graduation night safer, touted as an all-night alcohol-free, drug-free, lo...

Dawgs dominate at meet

Dawgs dominate at meet

Peter Dang, Editor-In-Chief

April 15, 2019


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For most people, athletics comes to mind first when hearing the three letters UIL, but UIL includes much more than just athletics. UIL, or University Interscholastic League,  is an inter-school organization for Texas schools to compete against one another. Competitions range many different discipli...

Bowie’s journalism adviser recognized with national award

Caitlin Worthington, Dispatch Reporter

April 14, 2019


Filed under Brief, News

Every year the Columbia Scholastic Press Association recognizes Journalism teachers across the country with the Special Recognition Adviser Award. The 2019 National High School Journalism Teacher Awards competition was cosponsored by the Dow Jones News Fund and was given additional support from the Poy...

Forensics to national tournament

Shikha Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter

April 1, 2019


Filed under News, Online

Bowie debate performed recently at the heart of Texas National Qualifiers , a district tournament against different schools where students compete in speech and debate.   The Forensics Team performed at the district tournament, one of which was sophomore, Jaden Davis. “The bowie forensics te...

Hospitality work at SXSW

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter

March 25, 2019


Filed under News

As people from around the nation swarm into Austin for the annual SXSW festival, the JBHS hospitality faces busy shifts at the downtown hotels. “We went to work a normal shift at the hotels and I work front desk so it was super busy at the hotel with everyone checking in for SXSW,” hospitality s...

Dogs aid ‘Dawgs with mental health

Dogs aid ‘Dawgs with mental health

Maddy Rice, Manager Editor

March 7, 2019


Filed under News

It's around 7 a.m. on a Monday and the elementary schoolers have gathered around for morning assembly. A 5th grader is crying because she had a rough morning, so the teachers send her to the counselor's office. Once she arrives, a tail-wagging Golden Retriever is there waiting for her hugs. This is an example o...

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