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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Luther Hoy

Luther Hoy, Junior Editor

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  • 2023-24: Junior Editor
All content by Luther Hoy

Ranking tacos in Tenley

Devan Mehta and Luther Hoy June 11, 2024

Your favorite food reviewers are back for another Tenleytown lunchtime excursion! Though this may be our most controversial ranking yet, we dove into the all-around favorite that is the taco. For those...

BATTLE OF THE MAC - Luther and Devan try all the mac ‘n cheeses to crown the best.

Ranking mac ’n cheese in Tenley

Devan Mehta and Luther Hoy March 29, 2024

Would you believe it if we told you that the Beacon has never reviewed the mac n’ cheese in Tenleytown before? How catastrophic is that? Mac n’ cheese, the ultimate comfort food and arguably one of...

Who’s really to blame for the lack of #TigerPride?

Who’s really to blame for the lack of #TigerPride?

Lolera Tesema and Luther Hoy March 29, 2024

From pep rallies to spirit weeks, homecoming, and town halls, the school offers a lot of school spirit events. In fact, this year many have noticed a sharp increase in the number of activities Jackson-Reed’s...

E-BIKE LEGEND: Jake from “Jake’s E-Bike Repairs” is seen here posing with his custom-built bike in front of Jackson-Reed

[Photo] Man behind the helmet: Jake Hamilton’s E-bike Repair Shop

Lolera Tesema and Luther Hoy February 27, 2024

E-BIKE LEGEND: Jake from “Jake’s E-Bike Repairs” is seen here posing with his custom-built bike in front of Jackson-Reed

The best pizza in Tenley

The best pizza in Tenley

Devan Mehta and Luther Hoy February 13, 2024

Picture this, you’re ravenous in Tenleytown, craving the most authentic Italian cuisine: cheese pizza. But with so many options, how are you ever supposed to decide where to eat? Many of the esteemed...

ACADEMIC WEAPON WES - Wesley Hoy flaunts his AU sweatshirt in front of the College of History. He rates his AU class, Statistical Programming in R, a 4/10.

[Photo] My AU dual enrollment experience

Wesley Hoy, Web Technical Editor February 13, 2024

ACADEMIC WEAPON WES - Wesley Hoy flaunts his AU sweatshirt in front of the College of History. He rates his AU class, Statistical Programming in R, a 4/10.

College applications have ruined club culture

College applications have ruined club culture

Luther Hoy, Junior Editor December 18, 2023

Since 1975, US colleges have asked about high school applicants’ extracurriculars through the “activity” section of the Common App. The “activity” section allows high school students to list...

AP Seminar struggles to meet expectations

Addison Childre and Luther Hoy June 21, 2023

AP Seminar has one of the highest nationwide pass rates of 88.3%. However, the exam scores at Jackson-Reed this year may contradict the status quo.  Students in all three Seminar classes experienced...

Eating at every restaurant in Tenleytown: here’s what I learned

Luther Hoy, Junior Editor March 10, 2023

Spanning seven blocks with over 25 restaurants, the Tenleytown eating scene overwhelms you with options. Is the convenience of the nearby Wawa worth the 3:30 mob of hungry students? What if you’re dying...

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