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Stories from James Bowie High School
Beekeeper keeps community bee-utiful
Features

Rae Gray | October 22, 2019

GETTING STARTED
Over the past six months, junior Jayden Wu has been working to preserve bees in his own home. After hearing that bees are dying, Wu started the process of becoming a beekeeper.
“I decided…

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The power of coding: junior produces apps
Features

Amorah Schultze | October 22, 2019

The breeze carried chlorine from the pool, soft waves lapping at the shallow end, enticing anyone to step in for a swim. But he was too preoccupied with his computer, the sound of a keyboard as steady…

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The stewing storm of sweet smoke
Vaping

Peter Dang | October 8, 2019

A teenage boy hides away in a bathroom stall as he slowly takes a small device from his pocket. Lifting the e-cigarette to his mouth, the boy inhales a puff of smoke. As he exhales, a light haze of sweet…

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Young filmmakers showcase their talent
Features

Dylan Ebs | October 8, 2019

Millions of teens go to the movie theater every year, with millions more watching movies on Netflix and other subscription services. But what if you had the opportunity to work on one of these movies?…

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Junior entrepreneur sparks up profits
Features

Mia Folkers | October 3, 2019

The heat is rising, soy wax simmers into a bubbling magma. He gently pours the soothing fragrances of lemon, lime, and jasmine into the pot. Finishing up the wax, he secures the thin wick to the bottom…

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Raise in teacher salaries
News

Anna Holme | October 1, 2019

Over the summer, the Texas Legislature passed a bill that would raise teacher salaries across the state. This raise also applied to various other school staff members, such as janitors, librarians, and…

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Broken glass fuels focused fundraiser
News

Cade Spencer | May 16, 2019

Glass lay broken on the ground as an estimated 75 windows were shattered around the Bowie facility. This vandalism that struck campus on Dec. 13, 2018 caused the school community to call for increased…

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Silver Star captain leaps into spotlight
Features

Abbie Brien | May 14, 2019

Walk to center stage. Don’t trip. Keep a smile on. Hands behind your back. These thoughts race through senior Kristin Hauck’s head as she hears thunderous applause and prepares to perform. 

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Color guard goes global for world competition in China
News

Avery Shelton | May 5, 2019

Right around the time when students start preparing themselves for AP tests and spring finals, the color guard team is getting ready for a trip to Beijing, China to compete at Winter Guard International…

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Video

Amara Robertson | April 17, 2019

This story was originally published on The Lone Star Dispatch on April 6, 2019.

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Student takes part in state campaign
Features

Maddy Rice | April 9, 2019

It’s six p.m. on a Friday night: the football team is getting hyped up for a game, parents are unwinding with a glass of wine on the couch, and downtown Austin is bustling with life. Senior Taylor Bhuiyan,…

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NHS community service programs provide for peers
Features

Rachel Baschnagel | March 18, 2019

From painting walls, to editing essays, to distributing teacher badges, National Honor Society (NHS) members are directly offering assistance to the community in any way they can. Bowie has a working team…

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Immigration
Features

Abby Ong | March 11, 2019

GOV’T SHUTDOWN
In what was regarded as fearfully similar to children throwing temper tantrums, the government shutdown in early January lasted 35 days. The record-breaking shutdown occurred when Congress…

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Taking a chance on “Mamma Mia!”
Arts & Entertainment

Preston Rolls | March 8, 2019

Bright neon colors of the dance floor glint off sequin-coated costumes, captivating the audience.
The lights come up and the music swells as cast members scramble into position for the Starlight Theatre…

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Bringing love through baking
Features

Avery Shelton | March 4, 2019

Chocolate covered strawberries, truffles, brownies, and more are just a small sampling of the Valentine’s Day treats available to order from the culinary classes for their annual fundraiser.
The culinary…

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Political Polarization
Features

Abby Ong | March 1, 2019

Headline after headline grows more and more bizarre, provoking heated arguments between both sides as people jump to defend their beliefs and the decisions made. Others stay silent, choosing to ignore…

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Senior guard assists varsity to victories
Sports

Naya Tillisch | February 20, 2019

The high pitched squeak of basketball shoes sharply changing directions on the court fills the air as number five swishes the ball through the net, making the amount of points she’s scored individually…

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Choir co-president directs for nostalgia
Arts & Entertainment

Mikayla Zellner | December 11, 2018

The sound of music from all genres resonates throughout the theatre, choreographed dancing dazzles the audience, and nostalgia fills the minds of people in the auditorium. These are just a few aspects…

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Kicker: a leg above the competition
Sports

Sam Blas | December 11, 2018

The ref hands him the ball. The band is playing their music, the crowd is chanting their chants, and the coaches are yelling their orders. He gets in his steps. He looks over to his coach.
Breathe.
Then…

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Silver Stars perform for the Macy’s Day Parade
News

Rachel Baschnagel | November 28, 2018

Millions of live spectators, cameras all around, and high kicks galore are all in the near future for the James Bowie High School Silver Star Officer Line.

The Officer Line will be dancing in the 92nd…

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Trainers help athletes get back on their feet
Sports

Caitlin Worthington | November 28, 2018

Blue and red sirens fill the parking lot as the medical trainers rush onto the field. A wave of players get on one knee and raise their hands, crossing two fingers, and bowing their heads. Silence sets…

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Day in the Life: Spikeball fanatic
Features

Austyn Keelty | November 21, 2018

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…

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Freshmen ace their way to the top
Showcase

Naya Tillisch | November 15, 2018

Jumping higher, blocking better, diving further, and hitting harder has allowed two freshmen to play varsity volleyball this season.
Freshman Katherine Crosley made varsity volleyball. Freshman Zeta Jenkins…

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Homecoming Dance: Behind the Scenes
Features

Callie Payne | November 6, 2018

The Homecoming Dance is a big event and takes a lot of time and preparation to create.

“The dance is mainly run by the PTSA,” Student Council Co-President Cade Blagdan said. “They came to student…

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Students intern at new hotels downtown
Features

Austyn Keelty | October 30, 2018

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…

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Elijah Higgins receives a jersey of opportunities
Sports

Shikha Patel | October 30, 2018

Elijah Higgins, a Bowie football Varsity wide receiver, received his jersey to the 2019 Under Armour All-American Game after performing at the regional camp. Higgins is ranked the 22nd player in Texas…

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Bowie Buddies presidents strive for inclusivity
Features

Miranda Cardenas | October 23, 2018

Kindness, warmth, and friendship. These are the three words that sum up the goals of the Bowie Buddies program.
This program allows Life Skills students to have a buddy.  Senior co-president Alyssa Poole…

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Students say farewell to the Veloway
News

Amelie Hayne | October 23, 2018

Beyond the portables behind James Bowie High School lay a hidden path that many students used as a way to travel from school to their house. This path led up to the Austin Bike Trail known as the Veloway,…

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Painted parking spots stir up debate about criteria
News

Katie Holme | October 12, 2018

The past few years, seniors with outstanding attendance have been able to submit an application for a painted, reserved parking spot to the administration for approval. This year several spots have sparked…

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Bowie graduate designs campaign art for Beto O’Rourke
News

Abby Ong | October 8, 2018

Designing artwork from a young age, as 2018 graduate Emily Lawson grew older, she began to see art as the main thing she wanted to focus on for her life.

When presented with the opportunity, she eagerly…

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