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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor

  • Junior Editor - 2023-2024
All content by Clara Doyle
HANDS IN THE AIR- The frisbee team doesn’t care. The boys and girls team has placed first in the DCSAA finals for the past eight years.

The road to ultimate frisbee nationals

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor June 11, 2024

On June 7th and 8th, both the girls and boys ultimate frisbee teams traveled to Rockford, Illinois to compete at the High School National Invite Tournament (HSNI). Last year, the JR boys team placed seventh...

CAPE testing is misunderstood

CAPE testing is misunderstood

Noa Gordon and Clara Doyle June 11, 2024

While for freshmen it can be a struggle, the rest of us get mornings off and more time to study for AP tests. It’s the only two weeks in the school year where you can show up at 12:30 PM and miss absolutely...

Several schools reinstate the SAT/ACT requirement

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor May 3, 2024

This February, Dartmouth announced it would begin requiring SAT or ACT scores for the school year (SY) 24-25 admissions cycle. Dartmouth was the first of several colleges to announce that they would reinstate...

Varios colegios reinstauran el requisito del SAT/ACT

Varios colegios reinstauran el requisito del SAT/ACT

Clara Doyle and Clara Durante May 3, 2024

En Febrero, la universidad Dartmouth anunció que comenzaría a requerir puntajes del SAT o ACT para el ciclo de admisiones del año escolar 24-25. Dartmouth fue la primera de varias universidades en anunciar...

A look into the lack of female voices in English II

Alice Patterson and Clara Doyle March 29, 2024

Jackson-Reed prides itself on its diversity, both in its student body and curriculum. However, there is a serious failure to showcase female voices in English classes. This is most apparent in the English...

On Wednesdays we watch Mean Girls

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor March 2, 2024

20 years later, the Plastics are back. Tina Fey’s new Mean Girls movie, based on the Broadway adaptation of the OG movie, hit theaters on January 12, and while it in no way came close to topping the...

Finances weigh heavily on college admissions

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor February 13, 2024

The college admissions process is biased and rigged. It favors wealthier students and leaves everyone else on the outside wondering how to get in. The lack of clarity on the admissions process, along with...

Put vacation back into staycation

Put vacation back into staycation

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor December 18, 2023

The holiday season is by far the most wonderful time of the year, but sometimes spending 24/7 with family can be 24 hours a day too many. While staying in DC might not be as fun as traveling, it gives...

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

Clara Doyle, Web Technical 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...

Academies lays out new goals for the year

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor October 18, 2023

This school year, Principal Sah Brown has made a point of improving and increasing student participation in Jackson-Reed academies. Academies are a series of classes related to one academic area. The classes...

DCPS boundary re-drawing process begins

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor May 12, 2023

DCPS announced they will be redrawing boundaries that will determine the feeder pattern for students. The Redrawing Committee met for the first time on March 30 where members discussed their hopes for...

MacArthur High School to open in fall to alleviate overcrowding

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor March 23, 2023

In an effort to combat overcrowding at Jackson-Reed, DCPS will open MacArthur Boulevard High School this fall in Northwest DC. MacArthur will be the new in-boundary school for all in the Hardy Middle School...

F4F Club Spotlight

Clara Doyle, Web Technical Editor January 24, 2023

No matter the grade level, students are thinking about ways to complete those 100 community service hours. Families for Families (F4F) is a DC-based non-profit organization that has a chapter at Jackson-Reed....

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