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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

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Sonja Boser

Sonja Boser, Section Copy Editor

All content by Sonja Boser
JR union representative and teacher Rebecca Bradshaw-Smith rallies teachers at the March 8 demonstration. The Washington Teachers’ Union is pushing for an updated contract to provide teachers with better working conditions.

Teachers walk out

On March 8, teachers from multiple DCPS schools including Jackson-Reed, Alice Deal Middle School, Janney Elementary School, and Murch Elementary School, met at Nebraska Avenue and Chesapeake Street at...

New wave of tech changes outlook of learning

New wave of tech changes outlook of learning

Georgie Ley, Amina Brown, and Sonja Boser October 19, 2023

Due to COVID-19, the development of technology for education and instruction has changed. Sites, companies, and programs like Canvas, Clever, and Google Classroom have been integrated into our school system...

Into the Woods review

Sonja Boser and Sara Rose July 27, 2023

The Jackson-Reed theater department finished producing its fantastic rendition of Into the Woods this month! The show, originally written by James Lapine and adapted by director and performing arts teacher...

Our competitive academic culture does not come without costs

Sonja Boser, Section Copy Editor March 8, 2023

Imagine you are sitting in class anxiously waiting for your test scores, hoping you did well on your most recent exam. You flip it over and see an 85. You are relieved and are about to celebrate the grade...

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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