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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

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Bread Furst will sweeten your summer

Henley Kaminskas, Contributor July 27, 2023

Walking into Bread Furst on Connecticut Ave, you are instantly hit with the smell of bread, ranging from baguette, to wheat, to sourdough. Entering the bakery from the back, customers lay eyes upon the...

Essential things to do this summer

Greta Bradley-Meal, Junior Editor July 27, 2023

With summer creeping closer and closer, all we can think about is not having to enter the over-air conditioned and under-deodorized halls of Jackson-Reed. So here are a couple tasks  to keep in mind as...

Bollinger fashion review: a collection

Becca Green, Editor-in-Chief July 27, 2023

While history teacher Michelle Bollinger may not see herself as a fashion icon, students and staff can’t help but notice the chicness of her minimalistic style. Bollinger is unique in the fact that...

Into the Woods review

Adler Amolsch, Style Editor July 27, 2023

The Jackson-Reed theater department finished producing its fantastic rendition of Into the Woods this month! The show, originally written by James Lapine and adapted by director and performing arts teacher...

10 things to do this summer

Jalyn Hall, Contributor July 3, 2023

Summer is a time to explore and try new things, and what better way to make the most of the warm weather than creating a summer bucket list? Here are 10 easy ideas to add to your list to make this summer...

Saving Face: A Pride Month classic

Samuel Lee, Junior Editor July 3, 2023

In the spirit of Pride Month, I’d like to highlight a lighthearted queer classic from the early 2000s called “Saving Face.” Directed by Alice Wu, “Saving Face” is a heartfelt and engaging film...

Inside Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse

Maisie Derlega, Co-Director of Art and Design July 3, 2023

The long awaited Spider-Man: “Across the Spider-Verse” came out on June 2nd. As a sequel to the hit animation film, “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse”, the series is known for its comic book-like...

Go-to movies for the last week of school

Nicole Dickinson, Junior Editor July 3, 2023

It’s the last week of school and you’re finally in the home stretch. At this point, you’re begging for summer and are praying that you aren’t assigned any more work. Your eyes light up when your...

How to prioritize mental health

Adler Amolsch, Style Editor July 3, 2023

In the spirit of Mental Health Awareness Month having just passed, and the school year's end tantalizingly close, here are a few quick self-care tricks as we navigate these hectic final months.  Set...

Day in the life of a dancer

Vivian Parker, Junior Editor July 3, 2023

Have you ever wondered what the life of a ballet dancer looks like on a performance day? No? Too bad! I’m going to tell you anyway.  I have had multiple performances over my 10-year dance career....

“The Album” by the Jonas Brothers, 5.5/10

Adler Amolsch, Style Editor July 3, 2023

American pop-rock band, the Jonas Brothers, released their sixth studio album titled “The Album” on May 12. Nick, Joe, and Kevin Jonas, with the collaboration of Jon Bellion, balanced chaotic, funky...

Bang for your buck (is this pizza worth the price?)

Josh Bonner and Josh Sobel June 12, 2023

Are you trying to find a slice of pizza but don’t know where? Maybe you're broke like us, or maybe you have way too much money to spend on pizza. Either way, we decided to try three different pizzas...

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