The Foreword

What To Know About The Hybrid Learning Pushback

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

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.
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...

Why Schoology: Inside The PPS Learning Management System Decision

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

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...

Allderdice Student Advances in Prestigious Science Competition

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

#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.
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,...

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

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

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

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

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