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Volleyball spikes again

Volleyball spikes again

Shikha Patel, Online Managing editor

October 4, 2019

Bump, serve, and pass! The volleyball season has started and this year there are higher standards, more competition, tougher practices, and increasing dedication. However, great things come out of this team sport including memories, records, and life long friends. Junior Katherine Kastl plays on the...

New pep rally traditions

New pep rally traditions

Lainey Combs, Photographer

October 3, 2019

Pep rallies have always been an exciting way to get students hyped up about upcoming school events such as football games. Cheerleaders, Silver Stars, and dance students showcase their talents and humorous games are played with a variety of students.  Over the years, there have been changes to t...

National merit commended scholarships

Amorah Schultze, Feature Editor

October 3, 2019

The National Merit Commended Scholarship program awards a select few in the 34,000 students that place among the top scorers in the PSATs. Fifteen Bowie students have been chosen as commended students, and are provided an opportunity to gain a college scholarship. “For commended students, there aren’t an...

Suicide prevention on campus

Suicide prevention on campus

Bethany Hanson, Online Reporter

October 2, 2019

To some, the bright blue posters stapled to every teacher’s door and around every corner, you turn, are just a piece of paper, but to the person next to you, a lifesaver. September is Suicide Prevention Month, something that you’ve probably heard on the announcements or maybe one of your teachers b...

New and improved BOSS center

Reagan Zuniga, Reporter

October 1, 2019

Freshman have little time to adjust to the new experience of high school which can sometimes contribute to them not doing their work, but they now have the opportunity to receive extra help from the BOSS Center. The Bowie On-Site Support Center is now available on Campus in Room A216 Monday-Friday during...

Annual conference promotes awareness of dyslexia

Cade Spencer, Managing Editor

October 1, 2019

When many people think of October, they picture pumpkins, ghosts, and orange leaves. However, October is also Dyslexia Awareness Month. Therefore, every October, AISD makes a special effort to ensure that Dyslexia awareness is increased throughout the district.  The 5th Annual AISD Central Texas Dyslexia C...

Behind the Fence: Phase one parking lot complete

Behind the Fence: Phase one parking lot complete

Peter Dang, Editor-in-Chief

September 30, 2019

A chain link fence separates the old Bowie and the future Bowie, machines whir while performing construction, workers discuss plans and labor diligently. Managers and engineers meet to discuss blueprints and challenges. Everyday, the site looks a little different as progress is slowly but surely being made. ...

Tangled web between Sony and Disney

Tangled web between Sony and Disney

Cassidy Pesek, Reporter

September 30, 2019

In 2015, Disney and Sony made a deal to allow Spiderman to be featured in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, in result, Sony benefited with profit from the movie. However, in August of 2019, the deal between Sony and Disney was broken.  The deal was broken off because Disney wanted more money from So...

Raise in teacher salaries

Raise in teacher salaries

Anna Holme, Reporter

September 27, 2019

Over the summer, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would raise teacher salaries across the state. This raise also applied to various other school staff members, such as janitors, librarians, and counselors.  While the pay raises vary between the school districts, Austin ISD has decided that a...

New 7-eleven on major intersection

New 7-eleven on major intersection

Reagan Zuniga, Reporter

September 18, 2019

What was once an empty lot on the side of Slaughter Lane is now an opened 7/11 gas station, conveniently placed on the right side of the street going West on Slaughter. This gas station is the first to be placed on this major intersection and allows students easy access to fill up their tanks. Many...

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