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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

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What the 2023-24 senior staff will be remembered for

Beacon Staff June 11, 2024

Rebecca Green: bringing Anna Wintour to the Beacon Simon Holland: his de-stress walks after multitasking Beacon & theater (peep Cliff) Francesca Purrificato: her scary top 10 rejections (she'll...

Overcrowding can’t go unaddressed

Beacon Staff March 30, 2022

Jackson-Reed is too crowded and the proposed long-term solutions don’t solve the short-term ramifications. Enrollment next year is projected to be 2,148 students, and that number will continue to...

Hateful graffiti cannot continue

Beacon Staff February 27, 2022

Words carry weight. Scrawling “white power” in a bathroom stall or drawing a swastika on the wall takes a toll on every person that sees it or hears about it. These incidents of hate speech are no...

Response to school fights should involve student input

Beacon Staff November 7, 2021

Last week, administrators went class to class to deliver a slideshow on “recentering Wilson,” addressing the recent increase in fights and new hall sweep and security policies. While administrators...

The Beacon’s Declassified School Survival Guide

Beacon Staff October 11, 2021

Click here for the September spread!

Students should support school spirit

Beacon Staff October 4, 2021

After a year and a half of isolation in distance learning, The Beacon thinks it is finally time to bring the student body together.  With two grades of new Tigers and homecoming around the corner,...

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