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

Jackson-Reed Hockey Team has a successful start to the season

Angelina Payz-Peña, Contributor March 10, 2023

The Jackson-Reed Ice Hockey team has started its season. Separate from the school, the team is a part of the DC Stars organization, which allows students attending DC high schools the opportunity to play...

Basketball star Robert Dockery signs on with Texas A&M

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor March 10, 2023

Rob Dockery, a star of Jackson-Reed basketball, has committed to play at Texas A&M. Dockery chose the Aggies over offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Georgia, among others. The junior forward...

Track meet cancellations cause frustration

Camila Reinoso, Section Copy Editor March 10, 2023

After two unexpected cancelations, the Jackson-Reed track team was finally able to compete in a DCIAA meet on Wednesday, January 11. With the season opener coming nearly two weeks before championships,...

Varsity Girls Basketball welcomes two freshmen to the starting lineup

Natalie Gordon, Sports Editor March 10, 2023

It’s not typical for varsity freshmen to be in a starting lineup, but on the Jackson-Reed girls basketball team, there are two starting freshmen. While the lineup isn’t necessarily set in stone, what...

Brrrr… Unpredictable weather during the J-R athletics season leaves students freezing

Lila Chesser, Written Content Editor March 10, 2023

It’s no accident that tigers have fur, but for athletes who haven’t grown their winter coats yet, there are other strategies for staying warm while playing winter sports. When the weather falls...

The ultimate coach: Aaron Besser

Noah Frick, Contributor March 10, 2023

Aaron Besser is an iconic member of the Jackson-Reed teaching staff. Many of us remember him teaching World History I, or loathing/loving his AP Human Geography class, but he does more than just teach...

Welcoming e-sports to Jackson-Reed

Alice Stillerman, Junior Editor March 10, 2023

With meetings two days a week and the tournament season right around the corner, Jackson-Reed’s first E-Sports club has officially pressed start. In recent years, E-Sports popularity has grown significantly...

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 year. But this year, the tigers...

NWSL has a history of misconduct by coaches

Natalie Gordon, Sports Editor November 15, 2022

On October 3rd, a long awaited report and investigation into abuse within the National Women’s Soccer League was published. The report was a devastating read, but what was even more devastating was the...

Tiger Talk! Q&A with Connor McMichael

Natalie Gordon, Sports Editor November 15, 2022

This month’s athlete is Connor McMichael. McMichael is a professional hockey player for DC’s very own Washington Capitals. McMichael is a center, and was selected as the 25th pick overall in the first...



Meredith Page and Amina Brown November 15, 2022

This month, Jackson-Reed recognizes football star Ian Wall’s recent athletic accomplishments. Although Wall has only been playing football for two years, his skills on the field speak for themselves....

Robotics partners with Deal Middle School

Robotics partners with Deal Middle School

Ruth Schmidt, Contributor November 12, 2022

Of the clubs that Jackson-Reed has to offer, the Robotics Team is one of the most popular. This team is constantly working to design, build, and program robots for competition. According to junior Samantha...

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