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Forensics to national tournament

Shikha Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter

April 1, 2019

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

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

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...

Big Changes Ahead

Big Changes Ahead

Cianna Chairez, Editor-In-Chief

March 5, 2019

The future of the school has been altered. No longer will its students recognize it for its extensive traffic and outdated facilities. With the initiation of the 2017 bond, the campus was included based on one thing: capacity needs. The current capacity of the school is just under 2500 people, while...

Juniors get SAT financial relief

Shikha Patel, Dispatch Reporter

March 2, 2019

For the first time, Austin Independent School District (AISD) will pay for all juniors to take the SAT; the standardized tests used for colleges in the United States. All students have to do is show up to their testing room on Tuesday, April 9 with a calculator, two pencils and a desire to do their best.  ...

Who’s Who? and whose the who that decides who

Who’s Who? and whose the who that decides who

Cade Spencer, Photo Essay Editor

March 1, 2019

As seniors prepare for their life after high school, they work tirelessly to fill resumes with any accomplishments possible. During this time of reflection, some students have an opportunity to go further and are invited to participate in an annual student recognition opportunity..  The Who’s Who Award is an annual acknowledgm...

Taking a chance on “Mamma Mia!”

Taking a chance on “Mamma Mia!”

Preston Rolls, Photo Essay Editor

February 28, 2019

Enjoy the first Dispatch Podcast, Austin Civatte gets an behind the scenes look at "Mamma Mia!"  Bright neon colors of the dance floor glint off sequin-coated costumes, captivating the audience. The lights come up and the music swells as cast members scramble into position for the Starlight Theatre Com...

Temporary heating systems

Jadon Alvarez, News Editor

February 23, 2019

In the dead of winter, the heating system in all of the academic classrooms goes out. Students and staff around campus wonder what could have caused this. The community was told that  the construction over the summer would solve the ventilation problems. However, according to principal Mark Robinson, a...

In memory of Kyle Isaiah Felix

In memory of Kyle Isaiah Felix

Rachel Baschnagel, Copy Editor

February 20, 2019

For the second time in just a month, students returned from a weekend break to learn that one of their own had passed away. In late January, senior Jackson Eng passed away from pancreatitis, and on the afternoon of February 17, 2019, Bowie senior Kyle Isaiah Felix passed away as well. Known to many...

Bringing love through baking

Bringing love through baking

Avery Shelton, Dispatch Reporter

February 16, 2019

Chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, brownies, and more are just a small sampling of the Valentine’s Day treats available to order from the culinary classes for their annual fundraiser. The culinary students have been planning for months and also received assistance from other programs within ...

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