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...

Allderdice Adjusts to First Week of Online School

Students report mixed reviews for online learning.

Chloe Werner

October 1, 2020

This month, in light of the COVID-19 health crisis, Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) students launched the start of their school year completely virtually. After months balancing different risk factors, the PPS district decided that all of its students would spend their first 9-week quarter attending ...

Remembering Ms. Goodman

Beloved Allderdice teacher Roz Goodman passed away in February after fighting liver cancer.

March 12, 2020

“It's hard to put into words what Roz meant to me. I taught down the hall from Ms. Goodman for many years. We had a special bond because we usually taught the same students. She was a true example of a decent colleague, always had my back, picked me up when I was having a bad day, and always made me l...

Naviance: Not Just For Nerds

Naviance college statistics // slideshare.net

Madeline King

March 12, 2020

Naviance. We’ve been lectured about, assigned seemingly meaningless tasks on it, and overall most students don’t give it a second thought. But if you take a deeper dive, it’s actually pretty cool. One feature that's really helpful is that our counselors can constantly update Naviance with new...

Failed Communication From District, School Results in Work Release Chaos

A February 21 screenshot of junior James Blodgett’s petition on change.org // Abigail Segel

Abigail Segel

March 12, 2020

On January 31, Assistant Principal Ms. Davies held assemblies for juniors in which, among other new policies, she revealed that the work release program would not exist next year. This announcement set off mass outrage, confusion, and worry for hundreds of students and parents. Even though students...

Community Shows Support After Ms. Goodman’s Diagnosis

Ms. Goodman and Ms. Britton pose in their shirts.

Maya Shook and Luke Chinman

February 20, 2020

In late December, beloved math teacher Ms. Goodman was diagnosed with an aggressive form of liver cancer. After learning about Ms. Goodman’s diagnosis, math teacher Ms. Britton organized an effort to “show her support—not just financial—but emotional support.” The two have known each oth...

Who was Taylor Allderdice? A Look at Our School’s Namesake

Taylobr Allderdice’s Obituary article from the Pittsburgh Press, 1934

Bella Crum

February 18, 2020

Five days a week, hundreds of students walk up the front steps and past the green and white lettering that spells out the name of our school on their way into the building. Upon gazing at this name, many may know simply that Taylor Allderdice was probably named after some long dead rich guy. In the case...

It’s Time to Act on Your New Years Resolutions!

Global Minds is a great club for students who want to make Allderdice more inclusive

Madeline King

February 18, 2020

Winter break is over and we’re all struggling to get adjusted to normal life. On top of that, finals are looming in front of us. Among the stress and pressure of school, new year's resolutions or even new decade’s resolutions can get lost and overlooked.  To help the students of Allderdice stay on t...

College Resources At Allderdice, Explained

The new college resources library

Madeline King

February 18, 2020

For the past couple weeks, counselors have been meeting with juniors to talk about where they are in the college process. School counselors are a major help when figuring out how and where to apply and it’s in the best interest of every Allderdice student to take advantage of their support and resources ...

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...