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Ariana Grande’s positions was released on October 30.

Grande’s ‘positions’ Is Fun, But Nothing Groundbreaking

Luke Chinman December 11, 2020

Expectations were high for Ariana Grande’s sixth studio album. This latest release follows the three most successful years of Grande’s career: two No. 1 albums on Billboard’s Hot 200, four No. 1...

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...

The L In LGBT, And Why Order Matters

The “L” In LGBT, And Why Order Matters

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...

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...

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...

Students are trained in homeroom classes on ALICE procedures.

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

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...

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

2019 Local Election Recap

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...

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

A Look Into Notable Allderdice Alumni

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...

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...

Biles shows off her five new gold medals.

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

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...

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,...

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...

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