The Foreword

The remaining painted on markings in the old Allderdice pool

Exploring The Abandoned Pool: The Underbelly Of Allderdice

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor February 9, 2023

Over the course of Allderdice’s near century-long history, this high school has undergone several renovations, with new additions being added and old features fading into the past. These three...

Dragonbreath 2018 edition cover.

The Return of Dragonbreath: Allderdice’s Journal of the Creative Arts

Dillon Javid, Staff Writer February 5, 2023

Following a five-year hiatus, Allderdice’s annually published journal of the creative arts, “Dragonbreath,” is returning. Anya Zivanov, a junior at Allderdice, and I, a sophomore, will serve as the...

Thomas Aldous ‘26.

Award-Winning Scientist and Proud Allderdice Dragon, Thomas Aldous ’26

Gabriella Naveh, Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2023

“The whole experience of the competition, not just winning the prize, was an amazing award,” Allderdice freshman Thomas Aldous says of competing and ultimately, winning first place in the Samueli Foundation...

A photo of Taylor Allderdice High School on November 10, 1931.

Taylor Allderdice High School Turns 95

Pavel Marin, Staff Writer December 4, 2022

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School is turning 95 this year. The school has accomplished a lot throughout its time since it first opened in 1927. Despite its age, the school remains an acclaimed and popular...

Burger King’s Impossible Whopper, made of their plant- based patties
Credit:  Wikipedia Commons

The Impossible Burger is Coming to Allderdice

Satyan Chickering, Staff Writer November 17, 2022

A few weeks ago at lunch, Allderdice students sampled the Impossible Burger, a plant based alternative to a traditional burger. The samples were accompanied by a form, asking students to record their thoughts...

Frick Park, where one senior participated in an internship over the summer.

How Allderdice Seniors Spent Their Summer

Hannah Schwartz, Arts & Entertainment Editor October 12, 2022

By now, summer vacation feels like a lifetime ago, even though school has only been in session for a month. For seniors, this was their last summer as an Allderdice student, and many of them spent their...

The Allderdice Food Pantry, stocked with food, menstrual and personal hygiene products, and winter clothing necessities.

A Sit Down with Amy Galloway-Barr: (Still) Proud to be a Dragon

Gabriella Naveh, Editor-in-Chief September 20, 2022

Last year, The Foreword sat down with Amy Galloway-Barr, Allderdice High School English teacher and creator of the Allderdice pantry. Now, only a few weeks into the 2022-2023 academic calendar, much has...

Photo of Pittsburgh Allderdice sign, facing the intersection of Shady Ave and Forward Avenue.

Pittsburgh Allderdice Staffing and Personnel Changes

Pavel Marin, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

The summer saw significant staffing and personnel changes for the 2022-2023 school year.  12 grade Vice Principal Alessio and Principal Dr. McCoy are the only remaining administration staff from last...

Allderdice students participating in the walkout at the intersection of Forbes and Murray Avenue.

Allderdice Responds to Leaked Supreme Court Opinion

Pavel Marin, Staff Writer June 18, 2022

Following national news that a leaked Supreme Court opinion draft had been released by Politico, Allderdice students immediately began formulating ideas to express their outrage.  Here’s some background: If...

AP Pilot: African American Studies

AP Pilot: African American Studies

Isaac Gildengers , Guest Writer June 1, 2022

For the next academic school year, CollegeBoard will be introducing a new pilot class, AP African American Studies. As of now, the CollegeBoard has not released the CED (course and exam description). ...

Taylor Allderdice High School.

A Recent Rise in COVID-19 Cases at Allderdice

Jordan Sampson May 22, 2022

Since Allderdice has gone mask-optional, there has been a significant increase in COVID cases. On April 29, 2022, the day masks became optional, there was one reported case, according to the Allderdice...

Math teacher Jay Slosky’s Precalculus CAS class “Greens Out for Goodman” on February 10, 2022.

Two Years After Loss, the Allderdice Community Honors Ms. Goodman

Gabriella Naveh, Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2022

Rosalind “Roz” Goodman, beloved math teacher and softball coach at Allderdice, was known throughout the Allderdice halls for her big smile, warm hugs, and endless humor. “She always carried this...

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