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The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

The student news site of James Bowie High School

The Dispatch

Shruti Patel

Shruti Patel, Online Editor-in-Chief

Hey! I’m Shruti Patel and i’m a senior. This is my third year on the Dispatch staff and I'm one of the online editor-in-chiefs. This year, I look forward to taking the online level to the next level and fully explore our potential. I’m also so excited to work with our amazing staff and get to know the new people that have joined the Dispatch. Some of my hobbies include running, working out, drawing, cooking, and spending time with my family. I love to travel and be adventurous. My favorite drink is coconut water because it's amazing!! And my favorite place I have traveled is Venice, Italy. I’m extremely excited for this year and look forward to all the things we accomplish. :)

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Senior Goodbye: Shruti Patel

Senior Goodbye: Shruti Patel

Shruti Patel, Online Editor-in-Chief
June 7, 2021
Godzilla vs King Kong

[Photo] Godzilla vs King Kong

Alex Edwards, J1 Reporter
April 27, 2021
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[Photo] CyberPunk review

Carter Scruggs, Commentary Editor
December 22, 2020
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[Photo] Fall 2020 exam incentives

Shikha Patel, Online Editor-in-Chief
November 20, 2020
When students and staff return to in-person school, they will be required to undergo a screening process. Any student or staff member who fails the screening test will be required to stay at home until they meet the criteria to return to school. Mark Escott, the City of Austin Interim Health Authority, said at the meeting that he supports Austin ISD’s plan for reopening schools on the 5th.

[Photo] AISD reopening plan amidst a pandemic

Dylan Ebs, Election 2020 Editor
October 14, 2020
TikTok is supposed to be banned as early as November 12th but Oracle, a computer technology corporation, is working to partner with the popular app in order for it to stay on all app stores.

[Photo] The future of TikTok

Callie Payne, Entertainment Editor
October 8, 2020
The first 2020 United States presidential debate between the two major candidates in the United States presidential election, Trump and Biden, took place September 29th.

[Photo] SNL skit or Presidential Debate?

Rae Gray, Managing Editor
September 30, 2020
Austin ISD has changed the student holiday that falls on Columbus day to Election day to prevent a greater spread of COVID-19.

[Photo] Election Day is now a holiday for Austin ISD

Shikha Patel, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 29, 2020
New changes have been made to the A/B schedule. Check out the jbhs website to see the updated calendar.

[Photo] Modifications in the A/B calander

Shikha Patel, Online Editor-in-Chief
September 17, 2020
Courtesy of Leanne Bilnoski, the Silver Star Director.

Silver Star and JV dance contest results

Shruti Patel, Online Managing Editor
March 2, 2020
Junior Andre Kashkin biking at a race. He utilizes his many learned strategies to outperform competitors. Photo courtesy to NICA Texas MTB League.

Mountain bike team prevails at state competition

Shruti Patel, Online Managing Editor
February 12, 2020
The musical is here, tonight is the premiere so be sure to buy your tickets!! Pictured is Senior Gillian Griffis as she practices for the upcoming musical Big Fish. She plays the role of Sandra Bloom, Edward Bloom’s wife. 
Photo Courtesty of Anika Scoma.

The annual musical premieres

Shruti Patel, Online Managing Editor
January 16, 2020

Bowie dominates at the jazz auditions

Shruti Patel, Online Managing Editor
December 4, 2019
DEVESTATED: The Haymarket 8 show centered the bombings in Chicago in the 1800’s, this show also casted many freshman who can early exposure to the production. “We usually don’t have this many freshman come into the theatre program, but this year there was a lot of freshman,” junior director Sydney Reinhart said. 

Courtesy of Starlight Theatre Company

New opportunities for freshman in the fall show

Shruti Patel, Online managing editor
October 14, 2019
A BOY: Junior Riley McCue plays the boy in A Boy and His Cow.

Into the Woods

Shruti Patel, Online Managing editor
October 10, 2019
New nurse, Mary Smith, looks forward to the new school year at Bowie. She wants to promote good health habits and be a resource for students on campus.

Bowie welcomes a new nurse

Shruti Patel, Online managing editor
October 7, 2019
Bowie wins at the game last night against Del Valle.

Varsity football home victory

Shruti Patel, Online Managing editor
September 19, 2019

Bulldogs and Hotdogs 2019

Shruti Patel, Online Managing editor
September 14, 2019
The following students are National Merit Semifinalists with the highest scores in the state. 
Photo courtesy of PTSA.

National Merit Semifinals

Shruti Patel, Online Managing editor
September 13, 2019

Debate TFA tournament

Shruti Patel, Online managing editor
September 10, 2019
Caroline Myers (left) and Ian Cullicott (right) were crowned King and Queen of Springs.

King and Queen of Springs 2019

Shruti Patel, Manager Editor
September 5, 2019

Piano students prevail at UIL

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
March 25, 2019

Hospitality work at SXSW

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
March 25, 2019
Last month, Bowie parents and students were warned of a mechanical issue on the AISD Nacho Average Food Truck. Picture courtesy of Austin ISD Food Services.

Nacho Average Food truck alarmed with smokes

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
March 11, 2019
Pictured left to right 
Jadon Davis
Connor Russell
Brennan Zavaleta
Joel Bowman and seated
Sydney Reinhart are all underclassmen who have been casted in the Mamma Mia play.

Underclassmen shine bright in Mamma Mia

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
January 18, 2019
Recently at the FFA Winterfest, FFA secretary Hannah Shepard, won 4th place for the goat showmanship at the 2018 Bowie Austin FFA Winterfest.

FFA celebrates the holidays at the Winterfest

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
December 18, 2018
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Choir students prevail

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
November 16, 2018
CRISP AND CLEAR: In Patricia Conroys AP English IV class, senior Dartanian Babcock presents a power-point over the book The Metamorphosis on the new TV monitor. The screens allow the class to get a clearer view of the presentation.

TV Monitors enhance education

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
November 9, 2018
(Left to right) Philip Weiss, Alex Araiza, Sandy Benitez, and Cyn Torrey Smith are members of the Spanish Club and have worked together to create an Ofrenda in the library to commemorate the loss of loved ones known by the Bowie faculty and staff.

Spanish club unites to honor passed ones

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
November 1, 2018
JBHS Debate students accept their awards after a long day of competing at the Saint Mary tournament.

Speech and Debate win big

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 30, 2018
This is one of the Ofrendas in the library. To learn more about the day of the Ofrenda and the display in the library check out the link.

Bowie Ofrenda kicks off this week

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 29, 2018
The JBHS girls cross country team broke JBHS  history and qualified for state.

Cross country breaks records

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 26, 2018
Brianna Rodriguez (Left) and Amy Shreeve (Right) are competitors on the JBHS Speech and Debate team who, along with their team outperformed at the Austin HS Tournament. Picture courtesy of Brianna Rodriguez.

Debate team dominates at tournament

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 25, 2018
Bowie Culinary student, Emily Yoder, prepares for the annual Bowie Bakery.

Bowie culinary prepares for the annual bakery

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 22, 2018
An illustration of one of the upcoming movies teaser posters shown above.

The Hate U Give movie challenge

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 18, 2018
Students prepare their creative display for the hero’s around me PTA reflection

Hero’s Around Me, PTA Reflection has just ended

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 17, 2018
Tillie Walden is an Austin, Texas-born Illustrator who visited James Bowie High School last Thursday, she is a best seller author who captures the message of her work through sentimental stories. This is one of Waldens many sketches, and more of her work can be found on her website http://tilliewalden.com/category/sketches.

Best seller author, Tillie Walden, visits Bowie

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 10, 2018
Repairs are being undergone for everyone still being affected by the crazy temperatures in classes.

Crazy climate calls for air conditioning

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Reporter
October 8, 2018

PSAT is right around the corner

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
October 4, 2018

Last chance to preorder school pictures

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
September 25, 2018

Helping Hands helping teachers

Shruti Patel, Dispatch Online Reporter
September 18, 2018

AISD Preliminary Ratings rising

Shruti Patel, Online Reporter
September 18, 2018
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