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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Sasha Pala, Junior Editor

All content by Sasha Pala

Prom fashion: do’s and don’ts

Sasha Pala and Maddie Nusbaum June 11, 2024

Whether they’re enchanted forest or night in Paris themed, prom dresses are always judged by those who are not invited (us). We are here to give you our two cents on the dos and don’ts of prom...

Beacon’s Spring Playlist

Beacon’s Spring Playlist

Sasha Pala, Junior Editor May 3, 2024

Get ready for warmer weather and pollen allergies with this selection of spring tunes!

Jackson-Reed Tigers share their New Years Resolutions

Sasha Pala and Zara Rock March 2, 2024

As the January first tradition passes us by, many find themselves overwhelmed, attempting to keep up with the promises they made. New Year’s resolutions help start the year off strong and are vital to...

SUPER SZAKATS - English teacher Caroline Szakats has
been at Jackson-Reed for three years now. Szakats has
taught English II, AP Lang, and English III.

Get to know Ms. Szakats

Willa Marks and Sasha Pala February 13, 2024

After over three years of teaching at Jackson-Reed, Caroline Szakats has found her rhythm as an English teacher. While her journey did not begin with teaching, she’s delighted that she has found her...

Fall fashion flops!

Sasha Pala, Junior Editor October 18, 2023

Fall in DC is undoubtedly the most pleasant season thanks to the changing leaves and the crisp scent in the air. Once the season starts, shorts and tank tops are put away, and scarves and flannels make...

School on Jewish Holidays: To have or not to have?

Olivia Heinneman and Sasha Pala November 12, 2022

To start off the Jewish new year, students and teachers had to spend their religious days off worrying about the disadvantages they would face as a result of missing school.  Many counties around the...

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