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The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

The Student Newspaper of Jackson-Reed High School

The Beacon

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor

All content by Zach Isaacs

Album Review: “Since I Have a Lover” by 6LACK, 7.5/10

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor May 21, 2023

6LACK’s third studio album, “Since I Have a Lover”, released on March 2, satisfied his fans' craving for the smooth R&B and Hip-Hop sounds that he became known for. The Atlanta singer and rapper...

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¿Quien es Victor Vela?

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor May 17, 2023

Hoy nos acompaña el Sr. Vela, el querido profesor de español que camina por Jackson-Reed como si fuera el dueño. Tuve el privilegio de sentarme con él y hablar sobre la vida, ser maestro en JR y sus...

Tigers look to extend their three decade dominance

Zach Isaacs, Natalie Gordon, and Justin Glenn May 17, 2023

The Jackson-Reed baseball team is aiming for its 30th consecutive city championship this season. On top of winning every DCIAA title since 1993, the team hasn't lost a single DCIAA game since 1999.  While...

Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor March 10, 2023

Valentine’s Day: the best or worst day of the year for people across the country. Depending on your relationship status, this may be the day that you experience the worst FOMO of your life. With that...

Basketball star Robert Dockery signs on with Texas A&M

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor March 10, 2023

Rob Dockery, a star of Jackson-Reed basketball, has committed to play at Texas A&M. Dockery chose the Aggies over offers from Virginia Tech, Maryland, and Georgia, among others. The junior forward...

January Spread

January Spread

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How we fail to accomplish diverse discourse

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor January 23, 2023

The other day I read an article in the Johns Hopkins Newsletter titled “Why we need to listen to other people’s opinions”. The article emphasized the importance of having productive discussions with...

LAST PUSH - Rowers from the Jackson-Reed crew girls second varsity eight in the last 1000 meters of the Head of the Charles Regatta. From left to right: Corinne White, 12, Eden Grim, 10, Kelsie George, 11.

Crew team competes at Head of the Charles Regatta

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor November 15, 2022

Another year, another busy crew season for Jackson-Reed. The weekend of the 21st was the Head of the Charles race in Boston, a regatta the crew team found success in last year. But this year, the tigers...

QB Dockery is changing the game for JR football

Zach Isaacs and Natalie Gordon November 12, 2022

Going into his junior year Rob Dockery had no intention of playing football. He had only one thing on his mind for his athletic year: making up for the last minute loss against Sidwell Friends in the DCSAA...

Meet the Jungle Cats: Jackson Reed’s new student section

Zach Isaacs, Sports Editor October 17, 2022

Founded with the goal of “creating the most lit student section in DC,” the Jungle Cats have taken Jackson-Reed Athletics by storm. Despite only recently founding the club, junior dean Aireon Boone...

Albums of the Month

Albums of the Month

Waleeja Chaudhry, Zach Isaacs, and Adler Amolsch February 14, 2022

“Dawn FM” by The Weeknd By: Waleeja Chaudhry Rating: 8.5/10  The Weeknd’s fifth studio album, “Dawn FM”, is a synth-pop, ’80s new wave-inspired album that is futuristic yet timeless....

Albums of the Month

Albums of the Month

Zach Isaacs and Isabelle Pala May 29, 2021

"Destined 2 Win" by Lil Tjay  By: Zach Issacs Score: 6/10 The release of Lil Tjay’s sophomore album, titled “Destined 2 Win,” has been anticipated by many in the hip-hop community. For...

Sam Pain sets sights on rap success

Sam Pain sets sights on rap success

Zach Isaacs and Chau Nguyen April 5, 2021

Sam Pain, an up-and-coming DC artist and Wilson alumnus, came out with his third mixtape, "Safe House" on February 11th.  Pain details his DC upbringing and new life in Los Angeles with complex beats...

February Albums of the Month

February Albums of the Month

"QPac by Quando Rondo Zach Isaacs 7.5/10 “QPac,” the debut album of Quando Rondo, a young rapper from Savannah, is instantly put to high standards and a lot of skepticism. Referencing one of the...

Senior days honor graduating athletes

Senior days honor graduating athletes

Rollin Amore and Zach Isaacs November 19, 2019

“Senior days” are one of the biggest moments of many high school sports seasons. They take place near the end of the season and honor the seniors who are playing one of their last high school games....

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