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The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Isabelle Posner-Brown, Written Content Editor

Isabelle goes by Izzy and she is one of two section copy editors. When she’s not writing emails for the beacon she’s almost definitely at rehearsal for theater or playing soccer.

  • 2023-24: Section Copy Editor
All content by Isabelle Posner-Brown

DMV outdoor activities guide

Isabelle Posner-Brown, Written Content Editor June 11, 2024

School's ending and the nice weather is here to stay (knock on wood). In the spirit of summer, jump into some fun adventures with this guide of the best outdoor activities in the DMV area! In no particular...

Pro-Palestine protests upend culture night

Jackson-Reed’s culture night ended in turmoil after a small group of pro-Palestine protesters disrupted the annual event, which was meant to highlight student cultural diversity. The protesters—including...

TRADING SNEAKERS FOR CLEATS - Junior track star Indie Wallace running through her opponents during the junior vs. senior powderpuff game.

Powerderpuff: Seniors win, 7-0!

Isabelle Posner-Brown, Written Content Editor November 21, 2023

On October 26th during JR’s 2023 Homecoming Pep-Rally, seniors and juniors faced off in the annual Powderpuff game. Powderpuff, a tradition dating back to 1945, is where cheerleaders play flag or touch...

Mayor Bowser’s proposed budget for next year slashes rental eviction assistance amid national housing crisis

Isabelle Posner-Brown, Written Content Editor May 17, 2023

As students of Jackson-Reed high school, it's safe to say that all of us live in DC or neighboring DMV areas. As such, we are familiar with the growing numbers of homeless people congregating in many DC...

Jackson-Reed students race to fund cancer research

Isabelle Posner Brown, Junior Editor March 10, 2023

My twin sister, Sophie Posner-Brown, a sophomore at Jackson-Reed, is a brain cancer survivor. 13 years ago, my family decided to join the Race for Hope, an annual 5k to raise awareness and funds that support...

Late work policy teaches students the wrong lessons

Isabelle Posner-Brown, Written Content Editor March 10, 2023

DCPS’s late work policy is flawed. Not only does it hinder students as they prepare for life beyond high school, it also creates an exhaustive workload for Jackson-Reed’s educators. As written in...

Disregard for special ed has to end

Isabelle Posner-Brown, Written Content Editor October 14, 2022

  The start of school is stressful for any student here at Jackson-Reed, but for the 11% enrolled in special education courses, a smooth start to the year is essential. Unfortunately, these students...

Wilson’s elevator system lacks accessibility

Wilson’s elevator system lacks accessibility

Isabelle Posner Brown February 27, 2022

Per the Americans with Disabilities Act, Wilson has multiple elevators so that all students can arrive to class safely and on time. Yet, elevator passes aren’t readily available to students who need...

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