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

All content by Sarah Wiesenfelder
JSU event celebrates Jewish American Heritage

JSU event celebrates Jewish American Heritage

Javi Thompson and Sarah Wiesenfelder June 11, 2024

On Wednesday, May 22, the Jewish Student Union (JSU) hosted an event at lunch with special guests to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month. Four students from Walt Whitman High School, the Jewish Day...

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...

Overcrowding affects more than just hallways and security lines

Sarah Wiesenfelder and Maddy Kerns October 11, 2023

Now that the first few weeks of school have passed, students have reacclimated to the rhythms of the school day as classwork, homework, and tests pick up. Jackson-Reed is a densely populated school, meaning...

Jackson-Reed’s climate change education does not do enough for our future

Sonja Boser and Sarah Wiesenfelder January 23, 2023

Climate change continues to be a life-threatening issue, and one of the only ways a difference can be made is through education to promote widespread awareness. In light of this, Jackson-Reed should incorporate...

Local Autumn Fun

Sonja Boser and Sarah Wiesenfelder November 27, 2022

Fall in DC offers many unique seasonal activities. From haunted forests to pumpkin patches, there are opportunities for all ages and fright levels. While Markoff's Haunted Forest may not be for everyone,...

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