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The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

Men’s mental health is a crisis in this country that needs to be talked about more. According to studies by American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, in 2020, “men died by suicide 3.88 times more than women.” Additionally, men accounted for 69.68% of American suicide deaths.

Men’s mental health matters

Cooper Ceniceros-Fike, Digital Staff October 24, 2022

With suicide prevention month coming to a close last month, I felt men’s mental health wasn’t talked about enough.  Men’s mental health is a crisis in this country that needs to be talked about...

Texas has a humid subtropical climate with cold winters and hot summers.

Is Texas weather enjoyable?

Austin Ikard, Staff Writer April 5, 2022

Texas weather can be all over the place, and sometimes you never expect what will happen. In the morning, it could be heavily raining, and a few hours later, it could be 90 degrees and sunny outside. Thankfully,...

Taylor Swift is having to go to trial this year to fight a lawsuit for copyright accusation against her that has been ongoing for the last five years.

Taylor Swift faces lawsuit over Shake It Off

Emily Loewe, Dispatch Reporter March 22, 2022

Taylor Swift is having to go to trial this year to fight a lawsuit for copyright accusation against her that has been ongoing for the last five years. Swift was first sued in 2017 by the songwriters Sean...

Many students think FIT is not long enough, let alone not needed.

Is FIT helpful?

Emily Loewe, Dispatch Reporter February 24, 2022

It’s 10:35, and the bell rings to dismiss your first class when you remember you haven’t signed up for a fit. After signing into the website, you scroll down the list of teachers looking for one you...

The p emoji gained a new meaning after the new song by Gunna dropped but had fans pretty confused as the meaning is hard to explain.

Is Gunna’s new album ‘Pushin P’?

Austin Ikard, Dispatch Reporter February 16, 2022

With Gunna's release of his fourth full-length album drip season called “DS4EVER” which is known to be his last drip season he undoubtedly dropped a solid project. Dropping on January seventh along...

Throughout history women have been shamed for their periods and it has negatively affected the way we interact with the normal bodily functions. For instance, a 2019 Kentucky bill was proposed that would make menstural products non-taxable. It didn’t even make it out of committee. Shying away from this subject is one of the reasons that so many people don’t have access to the sanitary products they need.

Free menstrual products are overdue

Audrey Hagan, Staff Writer December 9, 2021

Tampons and pads have recently been installed into every girls bathrooms for open use In 2017 a law was passed in California requiring public schools in low income areas to provide free tampons, pads,...

The algebra one team here at Bowie grades by levels and offers no extra credit; just tutoring and the ability to retake tests.

Grading in Algebra is unfair

Isabella Verette, J1 Reporter December 8, 2021

As a freshman here at Bowie I found it interesting how teachers grade here, especially the math department.  The algebra one team here at Bowie grades by levels and offers no extra credit; just tutoring...

Lunch is a 45-minute break where students have time to eat, hangout and it gives some students enough time to be able to leave campus and be back on time.

Lunchtime for non-seniors

Amayah Reyes, J1 Reporter December 7, 2021

High school is very flexible when it comes to lunch, students are able to sit inside and outside of the cafeteria, when you're a senior you can leave campus to go out. But why do you have to be a senior?...

Many schools have dress codes implemented that students must follow.

The issues with the dress code

Daniela Galan, J1 Reporter December 6, 2021

 Imagine buying a new blouse at the mall and being excited to wear it to school, and as you are walking down the hall feeling confident in that new blouse a teacher stops you and tells you that blouse...

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