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Foliage and film: Embrace fall with these 5 movies

Padget Bowers, Contributor November 28, 2023

There are several ways to celebrate the fall spirit: pumpkin carving, apple picking, and going to haunted houses. However, the best thing to do during the fall by far is watching movies. They are a great...

Fashionable fall fits

Charlie Uhlendorf, Contributor November 28, 2023

The season of waiting is finally over! No longer do you have to hold off on pulling out your favorite fall jeans without breaking into a sweat.  As the temperatures start to drop, people need to start...

Winter is almost among us: Top things to do before the end of fall

Clara Doyle, Junior Editor November 28, 2023

Even with a few weeks left in fall, there are still so many ways to make the best of the season before winter takes over and it’s officially the holiday season. In case you are a little behind and haven’t...

Album Review: “Javelin” by Sufjan Stevens

Dani Jablonski, Contributor November 28, 2023

Known for his song “Mystery of Love” featured in the movie “Call Me by Your Name,” on October 6th of 2023, singer Sufjan Stevens released his new album, “Javelin.” The album consists of 10...

District Patchwork: Columbia Heights

Cecelia Grant, Contributor November 28, 2023

Brimming with a diverse range of award-winning restaurants and a plentiful number of shops, alongside intricately designed Victorian rowhouses, lies the lively neighborhood of Columbia Heights. Welcome...

The backpacks of Jackson-Reed

Willa Frillici and Meredith Black November 21, 2023

Walking through the halls of Jackson-Reed, it's hard not to notice the wide variety of funky backpacks our student body sports. Yet, it’s not uncommon to see the same backpacks ruling the halls of Jackson-Reed,...

Must-reads this fall

Greta Bradley-Meal, Junior Editor November 21, 2023

As the temperature goes down, many of us are ready to embrace the Rory Gilmore lifestyle by getting cozy and academic during fall. Here are my top book recommendations to get in the fall mindset without...

Best fits of spirit week

Best fits of spirit week

November 21, 2023

Twin day! For Monday's twin day, these two fine gentlemen went as Men in Black. Their sleek black suits and shiny heads - I mean shoes - were matched to perfection. “People always say we look...

Pass or Plate: Thanksgiving food reviews

Pass or Plate: Thanksgiving food reviews

Devan Mehta, Opinions Editor November 21, 2023

I’m sure the word “fall” makes millions yearn for a Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, the best part of this season by far is Thanksgiving. The holiday brings a five-day weekend, parades, and visits from...

Pumpkin cheesecake cookie wins over Jackson-Reed

Pumpkin cheesecake cookie wins over Jackson-Reed

Maria Joyce-Johnson and Kalpana Shipler November 21, 2023

Welcome to the first edition of cookies in the halls where we survey the student body to find Jackson-Reed's favorite cookie. While it is nearly impossible to condense the best fall flavors into just three...

Top TV shows to get in the fall state of mind

Riley MacClellan, Contributor November 21, 2023

Autumn is the perfect time of year to curl up at home with a blanket, drink something pumpkin flavored, and binge watch anything you can. Of course, you can’t have the perfect autumn experience without...

Movie Review: “Taylor Swift: The Eras Tour”

Greta Bradley-Meal and Jessica McCallum October 31, 2023

Everyone has heard about it. Everyone knows. And from the sound of it, everyone is going. And to be completely honest, so are we! But no, it’s not Oppenheimer, it’s not Barbie: it’s the one and only...

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