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Disney needs to stop remaking classic movies

Jocelyn Brooks, Managing Editor

June 24, 2019

I am a slightly bigger Disney nerd than your typical teenage white girl. My Disney playlist is over four hours long and not only includes the classic “Golden Age” films but also music from the TV shows, Disney Channel Original Movies, and score pieces. Like many, I grew up on Disney culture and i...

What is the point to endorsements?

Shikha Patel, Staff Reporter

June 19, 2019

Endorsements. The question that all freshman come into the first day of school with and the question that all seniors leave graduation with. What are endorsements, and why do high schools care so much about them? Bowie requires for students to earn one endorsement or more in science, technology, enginee...

Following the failures of fast fashion

Following the failures of fast fashion

Maya Amador, Commentary Editor

June 18, 2019

Low prices, floral patterns, teenagers, and Instagram are the things that come to mind when stepping to a clothing store at the mall. Now, the mall does have a few other options to pass time such as, going to see a movie, grab a bite to eat, but most people's favorite thing to do at the mall is go sh...

China Reflection

Hailey Vogt

June 14, 2019

Interacting with the kids at the schools we visited was possibly the best part of the entire trip. Knowing that I took the opportunity to teach kids about a sport that I love is the best feeling. There was a 14-year-old girl at a school we visited who had been doing color guard for only a few mon...

The smoke and mirrors of raising the tobacco age limit

The smoke and mirrors of raising the tobacco age limit

Carter Scruggs, Commentary Editor

May 31, 2019

Recently Senate Bill 21 in the Texas Senate was passed, and is set to raise the age of tobacco products from 18 to 21, but there is an exception for active military personnel. The bill was passed in a 20-11 Senate vote and was part of the campaign by Texas 21, a bunch of organizations that want to raise...

Bathroom stalls are in a bad state

Bathroom stalls are in a bad state

Ian Miller, Commentary Editor

May 30, 2019

I don’t think there’s ever been a time where I’ve had to use the bathroom at Bowie and something wasn’t wrong with it. Granted, I don’t use the bathrooms here all that much. I really just try to avoid them altogether. Maybe I’ve just gotten unlucky during the few times I actually did h...

Movement against vaccinations is harmful to society

Movement against vaccinations is harmful to society

Editorial

May 29, 2019

An anti-vaccination movement has been growing in the United States, creating hot spots of vaccine-resistant communities in areas across the country. Media attention to the controversy has publicized the issue, but many people are making judgements on vaccines without all the evidence needed to make an in...

Equality and fairness are foreign to the corrupt

Equality and fairness are foreign to the corrupt

Maya Amador, Commentary Editor

May 22, 2019

The words ‘celebrity’ and ‘scandal’ seem to go hand in hand. Usually these scandals are along the lines of cheating and heartbreak but recently a new type of scandal has been brought to the forefront. Corruption. We all know that even the B-List celebrities make quite the pretty penny. With m...

The best ways to conquer finals while avoiding stress

The best ways to conquer finals while avoiding stress

Amelie Hayne, Staff Reporter

May 20, 2019

As the school year is coming to an end, finals and AP exams are approaching. Time to start cramming and stressing, as many students find that upcoming tests lead to a lot of added stress. Students all have their own way to relieve stress, some stress eat, slap on a face mask, study like crazy, or eve...

Music and social media have contributed to teen depression

Music and social media have contributed to teen depression

Ian Miller, Senior Commentary Editor

May 20, 2019

If you’ve ever been around a group from this generation’s teenagers, then it should come as no surprise that more teens today are being diagnosed with depression and other such mental instabilities than other teens in the past. According to a study conducted by SAMHSA, fifty percent more teens re...

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