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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Ben Holland, Section Copy Editor

All content by Ben Holland

Sophomores take field trip to the Holocaust Museum

Alice Patterson and Ben Holland March 29, 2024

Throughout the weeks of March 6 and March 13, sophomore students in English II classes took field trips to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. These trips were taken in preparation for an English...

Album Review: “For All The Dogs” by Drake

Ben Holland, Section Copy Editor January 24, 2024

While many listeners of Drake’s 8th and newest album, “For All The Dogs,” see it as a bit of a let down, the album brings back feelings of the “old Drake.” Channeling sounds similar to his hit...

TIGERS LEND A HELPING PAW - Volunteer at Northwest Food Pantry organizes food for the 200+ families in need. Northwest
Food Pantry creates a warm community that helps those in need.

A look into the Northwest Community Food Pantry

Ben Holland, Section Copy Editor November 21, 2023

The Northwest Community Food Pantry in Van Ness is a food bank that serves 200-240 households weekly. It has been running for two years, supplying food and cleaning supplies to low-income residents in...

Album Review: “UTOPIA” by Travis Scott

Ben Holland, Section Copy Editor October 18, 2023

On July 28th, Travis Scott released his 4th solo studio album “UTOPIA”, the highly anticipated 19-track record. After a 4 year hiatus since Travis Scott’s last solo album, “UTOPIA” had a lot...

DRAMA JUMPS - Actors
Paulina Stewart-Aday and
Giacomo Ban-Goodrich
rehearse a dance battle for the fall play.

Theater shows highlight banned LGBTQ+ stories

Ben Holland, Section Copy Editor October 12, 2023

With a new school year comes a new cycle of Jackson-Reed theater productions, but this time they follow a theme: banned shows.  JR Theater is putting on the play “She Kills Monsters” in the fall,...

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