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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

2024 Spring Field Day

Eli Schwartz, Assistant Director of Art and Design May 31, 2024

Blaring music, food trucks, intense rounds of tug of war and hungry hippo, competitive roshambo, a teacher dunk tank, face painting, tattoos, and slime made for an afternoon of school spirit. Students...

Table Talk: Earthquakes Don’t Kill People, Imperialism Does

Karam Weigert, Podcaster March 15, 2023

Episode 10 Listen in as host Karam talks about the recent earthquakes in Syria and Turkey. They cover how climate change isn't the sole cause of the damage the earthquakes caused, but rather stem from...

Palestine: Part 3

Karam Weigert, Podcaster March 15, 2023

Episode 9   Welcome back to the long-awaited third (and final) episode of our series on Palestine. In this episode, Karam focuses on the culture of Palestine and it’s contemporary implications—from...

Palestine: Part 2

Karam Weigert, Podcaster March 15, 2023

Episode 8 Join Karam for part two of the series on Palestine. This episode focuses on how the current state of Israeli-Palestinian affairs came to be, what the occupation looks like, and how it is maintained.   Listen...

Palestine: Part 1

Karam Weigert, Podcaster March 15, 2023

Episode 7 Join Karam for the first episode of a 3-part deep dive into Palestine. They discuss, among others, the implications of the Hellenistic and Byzantine periods on Palestine and the history of...

An Ode to Morocco!

Karam Weigert, Podcaster March 15, 2023

Episode 6 Join Karam for an impromptu episode as they discuss the implications of Morocco's success in the World Cup. From being the first African nation to reach the semi-finals, to the matches being,...

Table Talk: Qatar World Cup

Karam Weigert, Podcaster March 15, 2023

Episode 5 Listen in as Karam talks all things World Cup. They have a lot to discuss, from the controversy surrounding the World Cup being in Qatar (including the country’s treatment of LGBTQ+ people...

Syria: From Socialist Uprising to Civil War

Karam Weigert, Podcaster March 15, 2023

Episode 3 Join host Karam Weigert as they discuss the history of colonization in modern-day Syria, the different players within its ongoing Civil War, the persistent foreign exploitation of its natural...

Iraq: Looking into the Cradle of Civilization

Karam Weigert and Meysane Sekulic March 15, 2023

Episode 2 Join hosts Karam and Meysane as they discuss the contemporary history and geography of Iraq, centering on the brutal regime of Saddam Hussein's Ba'ath Party and how his allyship with the US...

The Middle East? Middle of What? East of Where?

Karam Weigert and Meysane Sekulic March 15, 2023

Episode 1 Join hosts Karam and Meysane as they discuss the colonial origins of the term "Middle East", how usage of the term does a disservice to the vast diversity of the region, and which terms should...

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 of Akira constructed a memorial at her locker, orchestrated...

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