The Foreword

Pros of Online Learning

Pros of Online Learning

Zoe Obenza-Bridges

October 28, 2020

After word spread that the coronavirus had reached Pittsburgh, many students thought we would have one or two weeks off from school at most. What started as an extended spring break turned into a summer of quarantine and the beginning of online school. The pandemic has caused many issues in day-to-da...

Words on RBG from Women Around Allderdice

Taken after the announcement of Ruth Bader Ginsburg nomination to the Supreme Court by President Clinton in 1993.

Dani Jordan

October 19, 2020

After the loss of Ruth Bader Ginsburgh, the second woman to be on the Supreme Court, I wanted to talk to other women around Allderdice to see how they were feeling. Her death struck me pretty hard. She showed so many women their worth and gave them a voice many didn’t know they had. I knew others wo...

Why Schoology: Inside The PPS Learning Management System Decision

Assistant Superintendent Kevin Bivins details plans for Schoology operations at a virtual district hearing.

Luke Chinman

October 7, 2020

On July 14, Kevin Bivins, Assistant Superintendent of Pittsburgh Public Schools, announced in a virtual live hearing that the school district would be utilizing Schoology as a learning management system alongside Microsoft Teams for communication during the 2020-2021 school year.  “We know this won...

7 Albums to Listen to During Quarantine

Dakota Castro-Jarrett

June 19, 2020

During this time where we are stuck in our houses 24/7, it’s important to do things that bring you joy and can help take you out of that depressive slog that many of us are feeling. One way I have done this is by listening to a lot of music: both new projects released this year and older favorites t...

Allderdice Student Advances in Prestigious Science Competition

Michal Hajlasz, an Allderdice student who recently advanced in the Regeneron Science Talent Search

Aidan Birkenfeld

January 29, 2020

Allderdice Senior Michal Hajlasz has advanced in the Regeneron Science Talent Search after winning two thousand dollars by placing in the top three hundred projects. Hajlasz is competing in Regeneron Science Talent Search with his project about molecule charges with the skills he has gained from Unive...

Parasite: A Class-Conscious Masterpiece

Parasite: A Class-Conscious Masterpiece

Jane Carpenter and Dakota Castro-Jarrett

January 29, 2020

Parasite is an extremely unique experience with the beginning of the movie carrying a relatively funny, lighthearted tone, but as the movie progresses, you start to get stressed. The movie is very good at making you feel like everything will go wrong. The feeling starts with the worry that their plan w...

Best of Albums of 2019

Best of Albums of 2019

Dakota Castro-Jarrett

January 19, 2020

This was one of the first years that I actively followed the current music scene and because of that I feel compelled to make a top ten albums of the year list. It's important to note that this is my personal list and doesn't reflect the opinion of the Foreword as a whole or the opinion of an actual mus...

#OscarsSoWhite…AGAIN (It’s Getting Old)

Oscar-nominated films Little Women, Star Wars: End of Skywalker, and 1917 showing at local movie theater. Uncut Gems didn’t receive any nominations.

Luke Chinman

January 19, 2020

On the morning of January 13, the world (but mostly Film Twitter) geared up for the 2020 Academy Award nominations. And as John Cho and Issa Rae read off lists of actors on a Good Morning Ame, writers, and films, the results were far from surprising. The common sentiment was, as Issa Rae put it after a...

The True Message of Kanye’s ‘Jesus Is King’ Album

The True Message of Kanye’s 'Jesus Is King' Album

Emma Brown

December 2, 2019

Kanye West’s new album Jesus Is King finally came out on October 25, 2019 after multiple push backs on it’s release date. Many fans thought the album would drop when the documentary Jesus Is King: A Kanye West Experienced was announced, but it did not. Since then, Kanye has been making lots of app...

‘Over It’: Summer Walker’s Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Album

'Over It': Summer Walker's Highly-Anticipated Sophomore Album

Mya Grant

December 2, 2019

New artist Summer Walker released her highly-anticipated sophomore album Over It on October 4, 2019, including tracks with Usher, Drake, Jhene Aiko, Bryson Tiller, 6lack, A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, and PARTYNEXTDOOR. London on Da Track produced the entire album.  Walker will begin a tour for this a...

‘Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost Part 2’: Returning to the Heaviness of ‘What Went Down’

Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost - Part 2

Jane Carpenter

December 2, 2019

Earlier this year, Foals released the first part of Everything Not Saved Will Be Lost, and it was marketed as a call back to their earlier albums. It broke away from the heaviness shown in What Went Down and introduced the “danciest” songs they had ever made. The second half was finally dropped on...

The Foreword Book Club: Ink Knows No Borders

Ink Knows No Borders, edited by Patrice Vecchione and Alyssa Raymond

Bella Crum

November 3, 2019

If you have recently conversed with me, chances are you had to endure my rambling about how much I adore this book, or my hopefully fruitful attempt to get you to read it. I promise this is for a good reason. A precise poetry collection 50+ immigrants and refugees, Ink Knows No Borders is the very manifestation ...