The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Maria Joyce-Johnson, Junior Editor

All content by Maria Joyce-Johnson

Best and worst dressed at the 2024 Golden Globes

Alice Patterson and Maria Joyce-Johnson March 3, 2024

As two extremely online teenage girls, we find ourselves more than qualified to evaluate the looks from the 2024 Golden Globes red carpet. This year brought a wide array of looks and showed us that there...

We broke into the school parking garage (not actually)

We broke into the school parking garage (not actually)

Willa Frillici and Maria Joyce-Johnson February 13, 2024

The Jackson-Reed parking garage is a mystery to all. Students, teachers, and possibly even the rats who scurry around couldn’t tell you what goes on inside the forbidden place due to its exclusivity....

Jackson-Reed’s security system needs to be improved

Maria Joyce-Johnson, Junior Editor November 29, 2023

Every now and then, usually when I’m waiting in an extra long security line at 8:55, I realize that other schools don’t have to deal with the inconvenience of leaving an extra 10 minutes early just...

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...

Unblocked games: blessing to students, curse to teachers

Alice Patterson and Maria Joyce-Johnson October 18, 2023

We’re sure you’re all familiar with the feeling of sitting in class while your teacher pulls up a 50 slide PowerPoint and you know you’re in it for the long haul. Your eyelids are drooping and you...

What R.O.A.R. should really stand for

What R.O.A.R. should really stand for

Maria Joyce-Johnson, Junior Editor October 11, 2023

We all know what ROAR stands for: Respect, Ownership, Attendance, and Responsibility. After the phrase was constantly repeated by administrators, plastered all over the walls, and blared over the announcements,...

Required electives benefit students

Maria Joyce-Johnson, Junior Editor January 23, 2023

You’ve likely asked yourself while sitting through what seems like a never-ending gym class whether certain electives should be required. However, these classes—namely, art, music, PE, and health—are...

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