By CALEB SHEPARD JHS Photo Editor On Sunday, March 8, what I thought would be a normal feeding routine for my animals had a small twist to it. I decided to feed my bulldog before I tended to the other animals. As I got to him, I saw he was excited, but that wasn’t out… Read More Bulldog Beacon | A Puppy Surprise at Feeding Time
By AUSTIN FARMER JHS Campus Editor Mekhi Powell is currently a junior at Jefferson High School and will be the next JHS Campus Editor next year in the Bulldog Beacon. Mekhi is a trombone player, member of One Act Play, participates in academic and film UIL, and Student Council. The Bulldog Beacon took some time… Read More Bulldog Beacon | Meet the New JHS Campus Editor
By BOB PALMER, Jimp News Editor & AUSTIN FARMER, JHS Campus Editor JEFFERSON – James Blackburn, M.D., a retired surgeon, will tell you that you can’t let a little thing like the COVID-19 pandemic keep you from learning. A 1955 JHS graduate, Dr. Blackburn faced disease and classroom challenges growing up in Jefferson, much like… Read More Bulldog Beacon | JHS Class of ’55 Grad Knows Infectious Disease, Epidemics and Self-Learning
By Austin Farmer JHS Campus Editor JEFFERSON – With Jefferson ISD’s latest press release, the online school break has been extended to May 1. While some students are excited for this extra time to stretch their legs out and stay up late, other students are feeling the exact opposite. It is important to realize that… Read More Bulldog Beacon | From Hating to Missing School
JEFFERSON – Thanks to COVID-19, schools and colleges all over the United States are getting a taste of how education will be in the future — online. For a dual credit student who already has taken online courses since sophomore year, it is no problem to juggle time management skills and self-discipline. For a student… Read More Bulldog Beacon | The View from Austin
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By Austin Farmer JHS Campus Editor JEFFERSON – NBC News reports that a high school principal in Louisiana is requiring pre-approval of prom dresses before purchasing, which makes people who have read the article ask the question, “Who should draw the line about what is and is not appropriate for students to wear to prom;… Read More Bulldog Beacon | Yes to the Dress
By Caleb Shepard JHS Photo Editor JEFFERSON – There are many Jefferson High School graduates who have started a successful career here in Jefferson. One of the many successful alumnis to do so is Fred Williams. Fred Williams has been a crane operator at Norbord plant for 21 years. The Bulldog Beacon was given the… Read More Bulldog Beacon | Living and Working in Jefferson
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By Austin Farmer JHS Campus Editor MAUD – Bulldog Junior Malik “Smiley” Brasher has qualified for the regional powerlifting tournament. While it is Malik’s first year competing in powerlifting, he is ranked #7 in the region in the 132-pound weight class and has a personal record of 905 pounds. When asked how he handles butterflies… Read More Bulldog Beacon Sports | Brasher Lifts Way to Regionals