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Fake Bowie Instagram account posts a #WhiteOutSunday photo

An Instagram account with the username @JamesBowieHighSchool posted a plain white background with the hashtag #WhiteOutSunday on Sunday, June 14.

Faith Lawrence, Managing Editor

June 16, 2020

On Sunday, June 14, an Instagram account with the username @JamesBowieHighSchool posted a photo of a plain white background with the caption #WhiteOutSunday, a hashtag seemingly meant to discredit the hashtag #BlackOutTuesday which was created as a way for social media users to stand together agains...

Reopening Task Force formed to plan for the 2020-2021 school year

Superintendent Dr. Paul Cruz has formed a Reopening Task Force to plan for the possibility of a modified school year. As of now, the Austin Independent School District Board has approved a calendar that would follow the form of a traditional year from August to May.

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

May 29, 2020

Since March 13, all Austin Independent School District (AISD) facilities have practiced a form of remote learning in response to prolonged campus closures. Last week, the AISD Board held a meeting to discuss school education in the 2020-2021 school year. “The board has approved a calendar,” AI...

Maintaining relationships during quarantine

Junior Grace Burden cuts  boyfriend Robby Nethurcuts's hair in quarantine.

Shikha Patel, Online Managing Editor

May 28, 2020

Life under quarantine has altered the dynamics of many romantic relationships. Many Bowie couples went from spending 8 hours together at school to becoming completely isolated in their own homes.  Grace Burden and Robby Nethercut are one of the couples coping with the social distancing and shelter i...

U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds demonstrate a powerful message of unity

Six U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly over hospitals in the Austin community. The flyover is part of the Air Force’s national #AmericaStrong campaign where they perform flyovers to honor and recognize the crucial work of the nation’s health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

May 20, 2020

The jets announce their arrival with a loud rumble that almost seems to shake the ground. As if they are shooting star, the jets dart quickly into the distance, leaving only a light tremble behind.  On Wednesday, May 13, six F-16C/D Fighting Falcons (Thunderbirds) of The U.S. Air Force performed a flyo...

Record breaking amount of Bowie artists proceed to State VASE

Sophomore Juluissa Elias illustrates her dog in dramatic lighting. Elias explained that the hardest aspect of the creation process was making the dog in the painting resemble her own dog.

Sammie Thompson, Dispatch Reporter

May 19, 2020

Before school closures were in effect, several Bowie visual arts students competed in The Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE): an annual art competition in which students submit their work to be judged and possibly chosen to proceed to the state competition.   “The VASE Competition is a regional even...

Bowie Idol crown taken with “Queen”

Senior Ava Nielsen stands outside of her house with the Student Council sponsor Kaylin Brett, who gave her balloons and flowers. The student council also wrote Nielsen a letter congratulating her on her win.

Corinne Piorkowski, Entertainment Editor

May 14, 2020

The process of recording a video, mixing songs, coordinating outfit changes, filming different scenes, and blending it all together is not a job for just anyone, which is what it takes to participate in Bowie Idol, especially in trying times like these. Senior Ava Nielsen did all of that and more with her choreographed video to "Bohemian Rhapsody...

Student council campaign videos for the 2020-2021 election

Student council campaign videos for the 2020-2021 election

Cade Spencer, Shruti Patel, and Shikha Patel

May 11, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following story is a collection of campaign videos for the 2020-2021 Student Council candidates. Although not every candidate has a video yet, there is a full list of candidates in the story below. To learn more about the election, read our story here. Congratulations to the following candidates: Presidents: Ainsley Eis Blake Guerra Vice Presidents: Evelyn Batista Jessie Bowie Cristina Canepa Lily Campsmith ...

Student Council elections for the 2020-2021 school year will be held virtually

Student Council elections for the 2020-2021 school year will be held virtually

Arushi Sharma, Dispatch Reporter

May 7, 2020

Because of extended school closures, many end of year events and traditions have been postponed, modified, or canceled completely. One of the many important events that have been affected by the cancellation of school are elections for the Student Council, an annual occurrence that lets rising juniors and se...

Class of 2020 Who’s Who Honorees

Class of 2020 Who's Who Honorees

Cade Spencer, Shikha Patel, and Shruti Patel

May 7, 2020

As the Class of 2020’s senior year comes to an end, it is crucial that the Bowie community acknowledges the substantial contributions the seniors made to our campus over their high school careers. Who’s Who is an annual award that honors 24 seniors for their service and involvement in the Bowie community.  “I love our Who's Wh...

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