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How COVID-19 has Affected the Struggle Against Climate Change

How COVID-19 has Affected the Struggle Against Climate Change

Dani Jordan

June 19, 2020

COVID-19 has greatly influenced the way society has shifted and changed in the past three months—from walking across the street when you see someone on the sidewalk to not going to work or school and staying six feet apart from people who you love for your and their safety. All of these new norms ...

The “L” In LGBT, And Why Order Matters

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Jane Carpenter

November 19, 2019

The LGBTQ+ acronym is the most common term used to refer to the community based around sexuality and gender minorities. The acronym has also changed and evolved through the years, adding various letters (such as the Q for queer and the A for asexuality) as new identities started being acknowledged. The...

Students Should Be Demanding Later Start Times

Students Should Be Demanding Later Start Times

Dani Jordan

November 19, 2019

Adults love to give teenagers a bad reputation for not getting enough sleep due to the fact they are spending to much time on their phones or watching Netflix late into the night. Teachers use this as reasoning to why students have trouble focusing or staying awake during class. But despite these accusations,...

Circles Are Not As Dumb As They Seem

Circles Are Not As Dumb As They Seem

Omri Raz

November 19, 2019

Circles have gotten a lot of shade thrown their way at Allderdice since they were first instituted in the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Circles, as most readers know, are discussions amongst classmates usually with a teacher’s input which allow students to communicate with each other. St...

ALICE Drills Do More Bad Than Good. Here’s Why.

Students are trained in homeroom classes on ALICE procedures.

Luke Chinman

November 19, 2019

On Friday, November 8, more than 1,600 students, teachers, and faculty participated in an ALICE drill, a program adopted by Pittsburgh Public Schools in March of 2018 following a high-profile shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida. At 8:50 AM, principal Dr. McCoy spoke over t...

2019 Local Election Recap

Allegheny County DA Candidates Stephen Zappala (left) and Lisa Middleman (right)

Maya Shook

November 19, 2019

On November 5, the 2019 Pennsylvania General Elections took place. It was an off-year election so the ballot did not feature any major legislative races. Still, ballot referendums and elected positions were decided at the state, county, municipal, and school board levels. While the upcoming 2020 presidential...

A Look Into Notable Allderdice Alumni

Mac Miller, pictured with former principal Melissa Friez, visited Allderdice in 2014

Bella Crum

November 19, 2019

Unless you are completely out of the loop, chances are the typical Allderdice student knows all too well that Mac Miller was once a student in this building. Most students are also aware that Wiz Khalifa is an alumnus, too, and visited the school in 2015. NFL running-back Curtis Martin, and the perhaps...

A Discussion with Mr. Henderson: Race and the CAS Program in Allderdice

A Discussion with Mr. Henderson: Race and the CAS Program in Allderdice

Dakota Castro-Jarrett

November 19, 2019

Earlier this year a plan was proposed by Kashif Henderson, the coordinator of the gifted and talented program in the PPS school district, that was meant to encourage low-income students to take the AP test in the AP classes they took. This plan would pay for the tests of students that qualified for ...

Simone Biles Continues To Be The Best At The Gymnastics World Championship

Biles shows off her five new gold medals.

Abigail Segel

October 28, 2019

During the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, American Simone Biles, 22, officially became the most decorated female gymnast in history. A revolutionary athlete, Biles is a force to be reckoned with, both in and out of the arena.  At the Championships in Germany, in addition to becoming the ove...

The Case for Riverdale

The Case for Riverdale

Luke Chinman

October 28, 2019

**This article contains spoilers through the third season of Riverdale.**   Oh Riverdale.  In 2017, it seemed that CW’s show, derived from Archie Comics with the same main characters, was unstoppable. The first season quickly propelled the cast into stardom. They made appearances at ComicCon, th...

A Guide to Upcoming Movies

A Guide to Upcoming Movies

Jonah Saitz

October 17, 2019

This past weekend, I watched Ang Lee’s Gemini Man, and I am currently working on a review. In the meantime, I thought I’d compile a list of movies that are coming soon to theaters in 2019. I’ve provided a brief description of each film, my thoughts in advance, and the link to the trailer. Enjo...

How The School Is Failing to Enforce Title IX

How The School Is Failing to Enforce Title IX

Members of the Allderdice Feminist Student Union

October 9, 2019

Title IX is a federal law which states, “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Public schools, such as ...