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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 Henley Kaminskas

We tried Jackson-Reed squash

Henley Kaminskas, Junior Editor November 29, 2023

With a sister who played squash but never really found interest in the sport, I had equipment lying around my house. Although lacking experience, I would practice with my dad occasionally, enjoying it,...

Fight between Dunbar and JR students incites police response

Gil Leifman, Henley Kaminskas, and Javier Thompson November 1, 2023

On October 13, a large altercation occurred in Tenleytown between students of Dunbar High School and Jackson-Reed, inciting a heavy police response. This event happened after the Jackson-Reed vs. Dunbar...

New additions to administration hope to better the Jackson-Reed community

Javier Thompson and Henley Kaminskas October 12, 2023

As the new school year kicks off, you may have noticed unfamiliar faces in the halls- and we’re not just referring to the freshmen class, but the administrators telling them where to go.   The...

Bread Furst will sweeten your summer

Henley Kaminskas, Contributor July 27, 2023

Walking into Bread Furst on Connecticut Ave, you are instantly hit with the smell of bread, ranging from baguette, to wheat, to sourdough. Entering the bakery from the back, customers lay eyes upon the...

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Spectacular spring playlist

The long awaited moment is here…spring! A way to help appreciate this nice weather is listening to our spring playlist that we think captures the perfect spring day. This playlist is perfect to listen...

Valentine’s day bash or crash?

Javier Thompson and Henley Kaminskas April 13, 2023

Quick poll: who here bought a ticket to the Valentine’s Day Bash? We asked 100 students in the Atrium this question during STEP. Out of all 100 students, only one had purchased a ticket, and they claimed...

December Spread

December Spread

Click here to read! Graphic design and photography by Eli Schwartz, Maisie Derlega, Charlotte Comrack, Glen E. Friedman at Discord Records-Fugazi Live Series

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