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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Kalpana Shipler, Junior Editor

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Experiencia mia: en Costa Rica

Experiencia mia: en Costa Rica

Kalpana Shipler, Junior Editor February 13, 2024

Al ingresar a Quebradas, Costa Rica, lo primero que vi fue un extenso camino bordeado por pequeñas y modestas casas a los lados de una calle del pueblo. En ese mismo camino, vi a un hombre montado a caballo....

Spirit Week: fabulous or flop?

Spirit Week: fabulous or flop?

Sarah Wiesenfelder and Kalpana Shipler January 7, 2024

The week before homecoming is full of fun and creative themed days meant to show spirit for the upcoming football game and dance. But did it really live up to the expectations of students? As the term...

The best hot chocolate in DC

The best hot chocolate in DC

Kalpana Shipler and Sarah Wisenfelder December 18, 2023

As the season chills and our lips dry, what’s better than a nice cup of hot cocoa to keep hydrated during these bitter months? To find the best hot chocolate sites, we scoured DC and reviewed some of...

Pumpkin cheesecake cookie wins over Jackson-Reed

Pumpkin cheesecake cookie wins over Jackson-Reed

Maria Joyce-Johnson and Kalpana Shipler November 21, 2023

Welcome to the first edition of cookies in the halls where we survey the student body to find Jackson-Reed's favorite cookie. While it is nearly impossible to condense the best fall flavors into just three...

“GUTS” by Olivia Rodrigo 4/10

Kalpana Shipler and Suri Skrine October 12, 2023

On September 8th, 2023, three-time Grammy Award winner Olivia Rodrigo released her second album “GUTS”. Rodrigo became a TikTok sensation after releasing her debut album “SOUR,” which received...

El Unico Destino

Kalpana Shipler and Noa Gordon June 28, 2023

El Único Destino es un libro escrito por Alexandra Diaz que narra la historia de un niño guatemalteco llamado Jaime que empieza el largo camino hacia los Estados Unidos. Debido a circunstancias desafortunadas...

Movie review! Avatar: The Way of Water

Sarah Rose Wiesenfelder and Kalpana Shipler March 10, 2023

Rating: 8/10 After over a decade since last seeing the Sully family, it is time to head back to the theater for James Cameron’s sequel to his immensely popular movie, “Avatar.” “Avatar: The...

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Movie Review: Avatar: The Way of the Water

After over a decade since last seeing the Sully family, it is time to head back to the theater for James Cameron’s sequel to his immensely popular movie, “Avatar.” “Avatar: The Way of Water ''...

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