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Jessica Davis awarded Teacher of the Year

Jessica Davis awarded Teacher of the Year

Rachel Baschnagel, Copy Editor

January 30, 2019


Filed under Feature, Photo Essay, Slideshows

  Grading into the wee hours of the night, going over material (and over and over it), and supporting many students- all a day in the life of a high school teacher. All week, teachers are loaded with the task of educating the rising generation. Each year, Bowie faculty is given the chance...

Culinary gives back for Thanksgiving

Culinary gives back for Thanksgiving

Rey Gray, Photo Essay Editor

January 3, 2019


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Over Thanksgiving break instead of staying at home in their PJ’s and watching Netflix, the Bowie Culinary team baked a total of 30 pies to serve at the Austin Public Library’s Thanksgiving dinner for the homeless. The A.P.L. reached out to culinary teams in Austin and both Bowie and Austin High r...

Day in the Life: Spikeball fanatic

Day in the Life: Spikeball fanatic

Austyn Keelty and Cece Lawrence

November 12, 2018


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Starting as an alternative to beach volleyball, Spikeball gained a lot of ground when CEO Chris Ruder appeared on the television show Shark Tank and presented his new beach sport. All summer long junior James Hayek and his friends enjoyed this new game of Spikeball, and not even the swelterin...

Bulldog Nation celebrates 30th birthday

Bulldog Nation celebrates 30th birthday

Preston Rolls, Photo Essay Editor

November 7, 2018


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While the official 30-year anniversary was last year, the celebration of that momentous mark has carried through into this school year. Since all birthdays deserve a celebration, the Student Leadership group decided to plan and host a carnival for the afternoon of PSAT testing. “We thought really...

One of the hardest secrets to keep

Preston Rolls, Photo Essay Editor

October 25, 2018


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Teachers do more than just grade papers: they sponsor clubs, assist with student struggles, and overall foster growth on campus. Since they’ve dedicated their lives to helping students, the Bowie Peer Assistant and Leadership (PALs)  Club annually celebrate teachers through “Secret PALs.” Club...

Students intern at new hotels downtown

Students intern at new hotels downtown

Austyn Keelty, Photo Essay Editor

October 3, 2018


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Students take in the clean smell and crowd of travelers as they enter the eight hotels, which include Van Zandt, JW Marriott, and The Driskill, new to Hospitality.  Due to the renovations the Barton Creek Resort is experiencing this year, the Bowie Hospitality program, run by Jill Wolfington, was force...

An Evening in Monet’s Garden

An Evening in Monet’s Garden

Preston Rolls, Photo Editor

June 25, 2018


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Class of 2018 shares a final dance Bright  colors illuminate the dance floor. The music is cranked to the highest volume. Hands go up in the air as Bowie seniors make their last prom one to remember. This year’s prom theme was Monet’s Garden, which was planned and decorated by the Class of 2018 officers who have bee...

Celebrating the No Place for Hate parade

Celebrating the No Place for Hate parade

Austyn Keelty, Photo Editor

April 7, 2018


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Once a year, students and faculty come together to speak out about the issue of bullying and work to unify all students. With the help of students and administrators, the No Place for Hate parade has been able to grow and become an anticipated event by hundreds of students the past three years. Stude...

Day in the life: aspiring pottery artist

Day in the life: aspiring pottery artist

Austin Keelty, Photo Editor

February 27, 2018


Filed under Photo Essay

Most people have dreams when they’re younger. Whether it’s to be an astronaut, a celebrity, or even the president, no dream is too big or ambitious in a child’s mind. However, when children grow up those dreams sometimes seem to disappear.  There are a few individuals that stray from this stereotype of...

Flying & falling fantasy a magical favorite

Flying & falling fantasy a magical favorite

Maddy Rice, Staff Writer

February 20, 2018


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The crowd holds their breath as senior Blake Pousson hangs upside down from the top of the stage, his voice carrying throughout the theatre. How did he get up there? What some don’t realize is that tons of theatre technicians are constantly working backstage to bring the show to life, including lif...

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