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Fashion in the Halls

Fashion in the Halls

Camelia Terraza October 11, 2021

In the weeks leading up to the start of school, I frequently had nightmares of our school turning to masses of beige and gray. And not in a cute Kardashian-y way. What would become of the top halves we’ve...

Book review: One of Us Is Lying

Book review: “One of Us Is Lying”

Adler Amolsch October 3, 2021

Five students walk into detention, but only four end up walking out alive. Karen McManus’ thrilling high school story was the perfect summer read to keep the slow, humid days at bay.       Karen...

Faculty favorites: Ms. Krafft sends me to Lauriol Plaza

Addison Childre October 3, 2021

The one and only Science Department Chair, Danielle Krafft, pondered what her favorite restaurant was for what seemed like an eternity before uttering the words, “have you ever been to Lauriol Plaza?”   ...

A guide to fall in DC

A guide to fall in DC

Julia Alswang October 3, 2021

It’s officially autumn now, which means the weather is beginning to change and holidays are quickly approaching. Here are a few fun suggestions to fill up your fall free time.   Roosevelt...

Isabelles playlist of the month

Isabelle’s playlist of the month

Isabelle Pala October 3, 2021

Calling all music lovers and appreciators! I, one of the amazing style editors, have decided to put my multifaceted taste in music to use by making monthly playlists for The Beacon’s avid readers. This...

September Albums of the Month

September Albums of the Month

“MONTERO” by Lil Nas X  Rating:  4/10 By: Jean-Pierre Roberts Following a run of hit singles, the expressive and explosive Lil Nas X dropped his long awaited debut album, “MONTERO”,...

Theater department to honor August Wilson with new academy

Theater department to honor August Wilson with new academy

Albert Malhotra October 3, 2021

The theater program will introduce the August Wilson Performing Arts Academy (AWPAA) next school year, replacing the Humanities, Arts, and Media Academy (HAM).  Although the academy won’t be officially...

DC music scene awakens from pandemic hibernation

Ruby Mason and Annette Leber June 21, 2021

Imagine drums pumping out a steady beat and a melody blaring from a guitar. But instead of being surrounded by hundreds of other fans, you're sitting next to your mom on the couch watching through a TV...

Student-run pop-up shop opens in Georgetown

Student-run pop-up shop opens in Georgetown

Isabelle Pala June 21, 2021

Under the guise of an unused antique store, Princess Stylez hosted their first, and overwhelmingly successful, pop-up on the hot summer day of June 5. Colorful, unique clothing items lined the walls and...

Georgetown’s Sunday flea market is the place to be

Georgetown’s Sunday flea market is the place to be

Francesca Purificato June 21, 2021

The famous Georgetown flea market, located in the parking lot of Hardy Middle School, comes alive every Sunday as vendors set up and customers jump from tent to tent.  The sellers, who come from a...

Four movies you need to watch this summer

Four movies you need to watch this summer

Albert Malhotra June 21, 2021

Summer is just around the corner; days are getting longer, temperatures are rising, and air conditioning is looking more and more appealing. There’s no better way to escape the heat than to sit down...

June Album Reviews

June Album Reviews

"SOUR" by Olivia Rodrigo Rating: 9.2/10 By: Isabelle Pala At only 18 years old, Olivia Rodrigo released her first album entitled “SOUR” on May 21 and it’s been met with overwhelming praise...

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