The Foreword

Students haven’t had instruction in the Allderdice building in nearly a year because of the ongoing pandemic.

Teachers And Staff Struggle To Address Soaring Failure Rates

Luke Chinman March 4, 2021

  As classes have continued virtually since August, parents and administrators have had concerns about how this shift will impact learning. The first semester has now come to a close, and failure...

The Newest Change to Online Learning: WIN Wednesdays

The Newest Change to Online Learning: WIN Wednesdays

Dani Jordan February 22, 2021

As we enter our eleventh month of quarantine and school has continued to be online, a back and forth battle between how to make sure students are getting the support they need during these unique times...

Consisting of hours of computer calls, online learning is often dull and tiring.

Freshmen Reflect on Unconventional First Semester of High School

Anisha Willis January 21, 2021

The transition to an entirely new format of school due to the ongoing pandemic is a challenge for both students and teachers alike. Spending hours at a time on the computer for school has created a learning...

Most students did not end up returning to in-person learning this month.

What To Know About The Hybrid Learning Pushback

Hannah Schwartz November 18, 2020

Many PPS students were expecting to be back in real classes on November 9, but the school board has voted to put it off for a couple more months. A hybrid model was going to be introduced as part of the...

Is The West Wing Still Relevant to American Politics?

Is The West Wing Still Relevant to American Politics?

Maya Shook November 3, 2020

On October 15, just a few weeks before election day, HBO Max released “A West Wing Special to Benefit When We All Vote,” the latest television reunion and celebrity PSA about the importance of voting....

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...

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

Words on RBG from Women Around Allderdice

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...

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

Why Schoology: Inside The PPS Learning Management System Decision

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...

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...

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

Allderdice Student Advances in Prestigious Science Competition

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...

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...

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...

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