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The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

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End of year survival kit

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Louise Rasevic

As APs finish and the end of the school year rapidly approaches, the dreaded senioritis, far less appropriate for those of us who aren’t graduating, can hit hard. Congratulations! You have survived nearly an entire year of grueling academics, two weeks of AP exams straight out of a nightmare, and what feels like decades of stress! Now you face the final weeks of school with the goal of doing as little as possible. What ever will you do? Don’t you worry, the Beacon has you covered. We have created the ultimate guide to keeping yourself occupied as you coast through June.

  1. Become a Master Doodler

Forget about AP Statistics or the financial impacts of the Cold War, and focus on something truly productive: improving your doodling skills. Create masterpieces in the margins of that chemistry notebook, or perfect your own personal “Kilroy was here;” the possibilities are endless.

  1. Become the Champion of Classroom Table Tennis

If you thought regular sports were fun, just wait until you try Classroom Table Tennis. With a small ball carefully crafted from crumpled math worksheets and make-shift paddles made from the books you were supposed to be taking Spanish notes in, Classroom Table Tennis becomes an art form. Just be sure to check with your teacher first, they might not appreciate your athletic enthusiasm.

  1. Master the New York Times games

Fill those endless hours with the perpetual joy of a daily word challenge. Shift your focus to Connections where you can obsess over linking seemingly unrelated words into logical groups, revert to the classic that is Wordle, or harness the power of the Spelling Bee to show off your superior vocabulary and spelling skills.

  1. The Beacon!

Of course, there is always the Beacon. Keep yourself up to date on the most pressing Jackson-Reed tid-bits with a plethora of articles both silly and serious. Check out the 100 word rants, the horoscopes, articles from all sections—and of course the phenomenal games page! Challenge yourself with the epic crossword (or the mini one if you just don’t have the patience).

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