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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Nora Parsons

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor

  • 2023-24: Written Content Editor
All content by Nora Parsons
HATE KILLS - Transgender Oklahoma teen Nex Benedict took his own life following a transphobic attack in a school bathroom.

The hate that killed Nex Benedict

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor March 29, 2024

Notes: Close friends of Nex Benedict told NBC News that he primarily used he/him pronouns but also used they/them pronouns. For the clarity of this article, I will use he/him pronouns to refer to Benedict. Nex...

PE: not for the student-athletes

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor November 7, 2023

Aside from our football fiasco, the athletic teams at Jackson-Reed are a roaring success. However, players on the teams are being forced into the gym for two semesters of their high school experience....

Inside Jackson-Reed’s teacher dress code

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor July 19, 2023

Jackson-Reed faculty has a “dress code” or as administration calls it: “dress guidelines.” Dress codes are notoriously controversial. Proponents claim dress codes help maintain order and create...

Councilmember proposes $550,000 theater repair

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor May 12, 2023

  Five years ago, the Jackson-Reed theater department put on a production of “Legally Blonde”. Actors dressed in pink stood affront a striped staircase, with each set as pink as Elle Woods...

The dark undertones of Dr. Seuss’s children’s books

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor March 10, 2023

There are times in our society when someone says or does something so unacceptable we must ostracize them, this act has been coined “cancel culture”. While cancel culture can be excessively critical...

Juniors don’t deserve free periods

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor November 13, 2022

Between classes, seniors form a line at the security desk. They punch in their student IDs and set off. Many spend these periods perfecting college applications, attending dual enrollment classes, or working...

How to Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in DC

Nora Parsons, Written Content Editor October 16, 2022

DC will celebrate Hispanic Heritage month through the parade of nations filled with colors and culture. Jackson-Reed will join the celebration by hosting fun events and announcements brought to students...

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