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Arden Ray

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor

Hi, I’m Arden! I am a junior and this is my second year on staff. I am a Photo Essay editor. I have been a page editor since last spring. Outside of school, I work at a restaurant. This year I am most excited to go out to school events and take photos.

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Silver Stars dominate at spring shows

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor
May 30, 2024
PICKING OUT DENIM: Katelyn Dillard looks at a pair of jean shorts in the denim section at Pavement. Pavement buys and sells a lot of denim in all different styles, colors, and sizes to appeal to all kinds of shoppers. “I like the fact that there’s a lot of variety in denim and different brands,” Dillard said. “They just have a really good selection of jeans and other denim styles.”

The ‘Dawgs love Pavement

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor
May 1, 2024
LIVE HONEYCOMB: Sophomore Bee Club vice president Pluto Trippe presents a live honeycomb collected from their own hives, which are located on campus, to the Fall Fest attendees. Trippe and other Bee Club members also handed out homemade hot honey tea to students visiting their booth. “I think Fall Fest is the best way to spend the day before break,” Trippe said. “It allows students to make a better connection to not only Bowie but the clubs that Bowie has to offer and that unlocks so many opportunities for students that can help them throughout their life and high school.”

Yearly Fall Fest kickstarts fall break

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor
January 17, 2024
FACE PAINTING: Senior Brighton Toland painted faces for kids at Bulldogs and Hotdogs. Toland and others were a part of the Starlight Theater Company’s booth. “If I could, I would volunteer again next year. It’s so much fun,” Toland said.

‘Dawgs team up for annual fundraiser

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor
October 26, 2023
TOSSING CAPS: The graduating class of 2023 celebrate the end of their high school careers by throwing their caps into the air at the end of the ceremony. For many students, this long-standing tradition serves as a final moment of excitement among their peers. “The best message I learned at Bowie is that you should always try and meet new people,” senior Ben Locke said. “Making new friendships and connections doesn’t diminish the friends you may be away from at the moment. The other speeches at graduation showed me just how much pride Bowie students have in their school, and in the Bowie community.”

Seniors celebrate graduation day

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor
June 27, 2023
DRY ICE SPHERE: First graders gather around a bubble made of dry ice and carbon dioxide, held by a student volunteer. The carbon dioxide reacts with the dry ice through the hose, forming a sphere at the end. “The kids loved the dry ice bubble, they thought it was so cool. It is very rewarding to see them love something the department worked so hard to set up,” sophomore Haden Barnett said.

Students volunteer for Science Day

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor
June 7, 2023
FISTS TO THE SKY: Members of the Starlight Theater Company (STC) hold their hands up high as they beam their smiles into the audience. The whole cast gathered together onstage to joyfully thank the students and staff who took the time to come out to the theater to watch their show. “I really believe that all of our audiences enjoyed the show,” Fleming said. “We put our all into every production, every night. We really tried to make sure everyone in the audience left the theater feeling happy and fulfilled with the show we put on for them.”

Newsies actors shine bright on stage

Arden Ray, Photo Essay Editor
February 24, 2023
CAFETERIA WIPE DOWN: Custodian Emily Leal sanitizes a cafeteria table. A custodian at Bowie is responsible for tasks such as  sanitizing in between lunches.

[Photo] Hidden heroes beautify Bowie

Lucille Price, Editor-in-Chief
January 20, 2023

[Photo] Deep within the stars

Isabella del Nido, Print Editor-in-Chief
December 15, 2022
FRIENDLY FACES: A student drys off a dog after a bath. Through interacting and taking care of the dogs, students were able to make close connections and friendships with them. Every dog has their own personality, senior Ali Pool said. I got to work with these dogs with the same sort of personality span as humans would. So its like talking to a friend and helping them with what they need.

[Photo] FFA holds dog grooming day

Becca Catlow, Photo Essay Editor
December 9, 2022
CENTERING THE CLAY: Senior Claudia McCabe works on the first step of throwing clay on a pottery wheel. This step is called centering the clay which ensures that the piece is round and uniform.

[Photo] Artists throw with new pottery wheels

Carey Wooley, Print Editor-in-Chief
November 24, 2022
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