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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Addison Childre

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff

Addison is the other half of the amazing, glorious, jaw dropping, Spreaditors. The beacon always, and I mean always, comes first, but when she is not slaving away, trying to make the spread as beautiful as possible, she can be spotted playing a bit too much lacrosse or going on a bit too long hikes—it clears her head or whatever. If you can’t reach her then don't be alarmed. To have her actually respond to text is mind boggling—I guess you're just special if so. 

  • 2020-21: Junior Editor
  • 2021-22: Style Editor
  • 2022-23: Spread Editor
  • 2023-24: Director of New Staff
All content by Addison Childre

DCPS teachers frustrated by lack of contract

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff November 21, 2023

Teachers across the district have been operating without an official contract since September 30.   In November of 2022, a contract was established, but instead of extending this contract, the DCPS...

Faculty divided over new plagiarism policy

Faculty divided over new plagiarism policy

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff October 11, 2023

An updated plagiarism policy has been implemented for the 2023-2024 school year, allowing students to turn in work and receive up to an 86% even after cheating. Some individuals are concerned the policy...

AP Seminar struggles to meet expectations

Addison Childre and Luther Hoy June 21, 2023

AP Seminar has one of the highest nationwide pass rates of 88.3%. However, the exam scores at Jackson-Reed this year may contradict the status quo.  Students in all three Seminar classes experienced...

Highlighting changes made to AP African American Studies

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff June 12, 2023

The AP African American Studies (AP AAS) changed to remove the names of many important Black figures, and critical race theory from the curriculum. The changes also made more contemporary topics, like...

JR swim team gears up for this year

Kavita O'Malley and Addison Childre May 22, 2023

The tiger sharks made a splash in their 2022-2023 swim season.  Although the team faced obstacles early on, with practices being relocated to Takoma Aquatic Center throughout December, they had an...

Welcome to the world of Mr. Welch 

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff January 24, 2023

Mr. Welch, an English and Journalism teacher, with many out of the box hobbies, shows who he is inside and out of the classroom. Welch isn’t the most conventional teacher. In his classes, it is normal...

December Spread

December Spread

Click here to read! Graphic design and photography by Eli Schwartz, Maisie Derlega, Charlotte Comrack, Glen E. Friedman at Discord Records-Fugazi Live Series

TOP TEN: Best lunch spots in Tenley

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff November 13, 2022

1) Panera, our out of school cafeteria. You may see a few too many familiar faces, but I'm telling you the mac and cheese is always worth it.  2) Is it Tuesday yet? If so, it's Taco Tuesdays at Bandit...

October Spread

October Spread

Click here to read! Photography by Eli Schwartz, Anthony Peirce, Emma Leonardi, Charlotte Comrack, and Angelina Payz

The key to success is a good team manager

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff October 17, 2022

The words of a team manager: “A person whose talent didn’t get them far enough to make the team, must subside to team manager.” While the teasing statement may not give them much credit, team...

September Spread

September Spread

Click here to read! Graphics by Ollie Braden, Mariel-Ayen Caldona, and Maisie Derlega

Jade and Jahari: senior twin athletes

Jade and Jahari: senior twin athletes

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff May 26, 2022

Twins Jade and Jahari Miller have both committed to further their athletic careers in college, and couldn't have done it without each other's support.  Jade will play lacrosse at Rutgers University,...

Athlete of the Month: Dakota Inniss

Athlete of the Month: Dakota Inniss

Addison Childre and Natalie Gordon February 27, 2022

A true leader from the second she stepped on the court, Dakota Inniss shines as one of only two seniors on the girls varsity basketball team.  “I think I’ve done a great job from where I started...

Faculty favorites: Ms. Krafft sends me to Lauriol Plaza

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff October 3, 2021

The one and only Science Department Chair, Danielle Krafft, pondered what her favorite restaurant was for what seemed like an eternity before uttering the words, “have you ever been to Lauriol Plaza?”   ...

How to prevent burnout during online school

How to prevent burnout during online school

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff April 19, 2021

Not everyone is well suited for online school. As the days blend together, due dates seem sooner, and work piles up, class can become more frustrating. We should all check out methods to prevent burn out...

Netflixs new holiday movies are your classic rom-coms

Netflix’s new holiday movies are your classic rom-coms

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff January 10, 2021

There’s no better way to enjoy a night at home during the holidays than with a Christmas rom-com! There are tons of great movies to fit your festive mood streaming on Netflix now.  Get your popcorn...

October Music Reviews

October Music Reviews

Addison Childre, Zach Issacs, and Sabrina Bergeron November 17, 2020

“Only Child”- Sasha Sloan By: Addison Childre Rating: 8/10 Los Angeles based indie-pop singer, Sasha Sloan, released her album “Only Child” on October 16. Heavily influenced by The Killers,...

Chemical Hearts: teenage love, heartbreak and everything in between

Chemical Hearts: teenage love, heartbreak and everything in between

Addison Childre, Director of New Staff October 16, 2020

“You are never more alive than when you’re a teenager; your brain is flushed with chemicals that can turn your life into a story of epic proportions,” Henry Page said in the opening narration of...

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