The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Eva Solomon, Junior Editor

All content by Eva Solomon

Beyond the classic black and white cookie sandwich: Ranking Target’s unique Oreos

Eva Solomon and Esme Nooruddin June 11, 2024

In the aisles of the Tenleytown Target, one would be surprised at the variety of Oreo flavors available. The diverse assortment ranges from the original flavor that will never get old, to limited edition...

GAZA WALKOUT - DMV Students gathered at 11am in McPherson Square on May 24. The event rallied for Gaza.

Students strike for Gaza

Josephine Caplan and Eva Solomon June 11, 2024

On Friday, May 24, the DMV School Strike For Gaza held a student-led march during the school day that started at McPherson Square and ended at the White House. Students protested for two main demands at...

Guthrie Wright works to keep commutes to school safe

Eva Solomon and Padget Bowers-Shreve April 15, 2024

Meet Guthrie Wright, or as most people call him, Sunny, the Safe Passage worker between Alice Deal Middle School and Jackson-Reed High School. Anyone who walks through the cow path knows that he’s one...

College football 2023 season update

Eva Solomon and Esme Nooruddin March 2, 2024

As the college football season has ended, there is so much to discuss. From the championship game to many of the leaders of the Washington Huskies and Michigan Wolverines leaving, so much has happened...

100 word rants: Break, class sizes, tatte

Nicole Dickinson, Eva Solomon, and Simon Holland February 13, 2024

Break Uncontroversial take: I miss winter break. I miss not having school. I miss having no additional work being assigned. I miss having an excuse to stay inside for a week. What do I not miss? Crowded...

Classroom phone policies left to teachers’ discretion, students consequently left responsible for phone usage

Classroom phone policies left to teachers’ discretion, students consequently left responsible for phone usage

Eva Solomon, Junior Editor December 18, 2023

At Jackson-Reed, phone policies have been left for teachers to decide based on their personal classroom expectations, with all teachers feeling differently about cell phones in learning environments. Some...

Who has the best jersey? Reviewing fall uniforms

Who has the best jersey? Reviewing fall uniforms

Esme Nooruddin and Eva Solomon November 21, 2023

As fall sports come to an end, their jerseys will not be forgotten. As the season closes out, we’ve meticulously researched and gathered enough data to rank our teams from best to worst.  Girls...

The hall pass system has no place in our school

The hall pass system has no place in our school

Eva Solomon, Junior Editor November 21, 2023

Hall passes are a waste of time and paper. We should either be trusting the students of Jackson-Reed and changing the norm to no passes, or find a more eco-friendly system to keep using passes. There has...

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