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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Prom fashion: do’s and don’ts

Sasha Pala and Maddie Nusbaum June 11, 2024

Whether they’re enchanted forest or night in Paris themed, prom dresses are always judged by those who are not invited (us). We are here to give you our two cents on the dos and don’ts of prom...

Preview of Summer Fashion

Willa Frillici, Junior Editor June 11, 2024

As the temperature rises, so do my expectations for new outfits. Coming out of winter, I am desperate to pull out all my cute clothes and finally put together outfits that don’t look like I just rolled...

FASHION MOGUL - Vera Wang owns a high end
successful bridal gown boutique.

AAPI icon: Vera Wang

Avani Patel and Peyton Shum June 11, 2024

The long, flowing, dark brown hair and young face that graced the Met Gala red carpet, in a long bedazzled dress complete with a black tulle bottom belongs to none other than the 74-year-old Vera Wang....

I scream, you scream: A guide of where to get ice cream this summer

I scream, you scream: A guide of where to get ice cream this summer

Alice Patterson, Features Editor June 11, 2024

As the weather heats up and the sun comes out, there has been only one thing on our minds: where can we find the perfect ice cream? This question nagged us, kept us awake. The only solution? Try them all! So,...

End of year survival kit

End of year survival kit

Caroline Reilly Junior Editor, Junior Editor June 11, 2024

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...

Ranking tacos in Tenley

Devan Mehta and Luther Hoy June 11, 2024

Your favorite food reviewers are back for another Tenleytown lunchtime excursion! Though this may be our most controversial ranking yet, we dove into the all-around favorite that is the taco. For those...

How to wow your mother this Mother’s Day

Josephine Caplan, Spread Editor May 3, 2024

The most complicated and exhausting day is coming up once again: Mother’s Day. Most of them work hard to help us live our best lives, but they are undoubtedly the worst people to go gift shopping for....

Stop letting Black horror movies fall into the cliche of Black trauma

Zahirah Battle, Contributor May 3, 2024

Ever since the release of Jordan Peele’s horror film “Get Out”, Black horror has been trending. Up to this point, Black characters in horror films have famously lacked representation, so much so...

REHEARSING IN STYLE - Adrian Belmonte strikes a pose with the Kit Kat Girls. The cast rehearses the musical “Cabaret” that is set to go on in late May.

Willkommen! JR Theater brings ‘Cabaret’ to Black Box

Jacob Gagosian, Contributor May 3, 2024

Preparations for Jackson-Reed’s ‘Cabaret’ are well underway. The musical will open May 16, with performances on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday over two weekends. The show will explore life in the...

Stories, seders, and the origins of Passover traditions

Stories, seders, and the origins of Passover traditions

Maya Roskes, Spread Editor May 3, 2024

With spring comes Passavor, a holiday many Jews all around the world prepare for and celebrate. Passover is an eight-day event that Jews choose to celebrate in many forms. While Jewish holidays often include...

Beacon’s Spring Playlist

Beacon’s Spring Playlist

Sasha Pala, Junior Editor May 3, 2024

Get ready for warmer weather and pollen allergies with this selection of spring tunes!

Beyonce’s country creation: ‘Cowboy Carter’ review

Simon Holland, Editor-in-Chief May 3, 2024

“Genres are a funny thing, aren’t they?” country legend Linda Martell asks at the start of “Spaghettii,” the twelfth track on singer-songwriter Beyoncé Knowles-Carter’s latest album, “Cowboy...

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