The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Volume 86 Issue 3
Volume 86 Issue 3
December 20, 2022

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Beacon Magazine Autumn Issue
Beacon Magazine Autumn Issue
The Magazine Staff November 28, 2022

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Jackson-Reed community mourns beloved senior
Jackson-Reed community mourns beloved senior
November 23, 2022

The Jackson-Reed community came together to honor the beloved Jackson-Reed senior Akira Wilson, who passed this past Saturday. Friends and family...

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DCPS ruling blocks Christian athlete group chapter at Jackson-Reed
Benjamin Chait, Hadley Carr, Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter, and Leah Carrier November 22, 2022

DCPS ruled on Tuesday that Jackson-Reed is barred from establishing a chapter of the national Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), saying...

Gunfire exchanged outside of building, school placed on lockdown
Gunfire exchanged outside of building, school placed on lockdown
November 21, 2022

Jackson-Reed High School was placed under precautionary lockdown on Friday, November 18 after shots were fired outside of the school around 2:45...

Photo Courtesy of Eli Schwartz
DCPS ruling blocks Christian athlete group chapter at Jackson-Reed
Benjamin Chait, Hadley Carr, Deirdre de Leeuw den Bouter, and Leah Carrier November 22, 2022

DCPS ruled on Tuesday that Jackson-Reed is barred from establishing a chapter of the national Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), saying that the organization’s “sexual...

Onboarding delays continue
November 13, 2022
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D.C. Youth Deserve Data-Driven Policy
Benjamin Chait, Editor-in-Chief • January 30, 2023

D.C. police began enforcing a longstanding youth curfew last month, restricting the nighttime activity of those under 17. Considering that in its 30-year history it has yet...

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D.C. Youth Deserve Data-Driven Policy
Benjamin Chait, Editor-in-Chief • January 30, 2023

D.C. police began enforcing a longstanding youth curfew last month, restricting the nighttime activity of those under 17. Considering that in...

Fairly Odd Advice
Fairly Odd Advice
Benjamin Chait and Hadley Carr January 30, 2023

Q: There’s an alien in my kitchen! HELP! A: We appreciate that you took the time to check our Instagram story amidst a potential universe-altering...

Beacon Throwback: Overcrowding Edition
Dani Wallace and Eli Schwartz January 30, 2023

In 1935, the Beacon began as a passion project of news and gossip relating to Woodrow Wilson High School. Since then, the community has seen...

Fairly Odd Advice
Fairly Odd Advice
Benjamin Chait and Hadley Carr January 30, 2023

Q: There’s an alien in my kitchen! HELP! A: We appreciate that you took the time to check our Instagram story amidst a potential universe-altering...

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Book Review: The Book of Goose by Yiyun Li
Mimi Miller, Contributor • November 27, 2022

In The Book of Goose, author Yiyun Li fabricates a beautiful yet disturbing rendition of childhood friendship. Through storytelling, flashbacks, and phenomenal detailing,...

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The Jackson-Reed Beacon Presents: Handshakes in the Halls of Jackson-Reed!
LAST PUSH - Rowers from the Jackson-Reed crew girls second varsity eight in the last 1000 meters of the Head of the Charles Regatta. From left to right: Corinne White, 12, Eden Grim, 10, Kelsie George, 11.
Crew team competes at Head of the Charles Regatta
Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor • November 15, 2022

Another year, another busy crew season for Jackson-Reed. The weekend of the 21st was the Head of the Charles race in Boston, a regatta the crew team found success in last...

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Resolviendo el hacinamiento en Jackson-Reed
May 27, 2022

  Para abordar el hacinamiento en Jackson-Reed, DCPS ha decidido instalar seis aulas portátiles en el estacionamiento de profesores. Estas aulas portátiles proporcionarán...

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December Spread
December Spread
Adler Amolsch, Kassiani Antifantis, Sydney Mabry, Addison Childre, Ava Serafino, Henley Kaminskas, and Javier Thompson December 20, 2022

Click here to read! Graphic design and photography by Eli Schwartz, Maisie Derlega, Charlotte Comrack, Glen E. Friedman at Discord Records-Fugazi Live Series

October Spread
October Spread
November 9, 2022
September Spread
September Spread
October 4, 2022
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