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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

All content by Cecelia Grant

Should we have additional required classes?

Esme Nooruddin and Cecelia Grant June 11, 2024

To graduate from Jackson-Reed, a series of classes are required by the District with the intent of preparing students for success. However, the current required courses do not prepare students for real...

Gen Alpha’s makeup frenzy stems from beauty standards

Gen Alpha’s makeup frenzy stems from beauty standards

Cecelia Grant, Esme Nooruddin May 3, 2024

In the chaotic, ever-evolving world of beauty, Sephora stands as a global centerpiece. Upon walking into Sephora, one is greeted by a plethora of aisles and shelves, the store is bursting with various...

Meet the Badminton Club

Cecelia Grant, Contributor March 29, 2024

From Ancient India to Jackson-Reed, badminton has remained a racquet and net involved sport.  JR’s new badminton club has now brought the sport to life in our school. Founded by juniors Susanna,...

Why sledding is the best winter sport

Why sledding is the best winter sport

Cecelia Grant, Contributor December 18, 2023

As pillow-white snow blankets the ground, an array of winter sports become available. But, one simple and timeless sport stands out. From zipping across snowy hills filled with an unforgettable adrenaline...

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...

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