The Foreword

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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Why Did The “Activity Period” Proposal Fail The Teachers’ Vote At Allderdice?

May 4, 2022

Students want a break. In a year that has been closer, but still not nearly “normal,” students are feeling burnt out. They want a time where things can slow down.  That is why when some students...

Cast members captured mid-song during a musical number on the opening night of Cinderella. (Zoe Obenza-Bridges)

Cinderella, the Allderdice Spring 2022 Musical

Zoe Obenza-Bridges, Lifestyle Editor April 27, 2022

What's the one thing the Allderdice theater department and the pandemic both have in common? They are both forces to be reckoned with. The fall play of 2021 was the first theater production since the shutdown...

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

The Allderdice Food Pantry: Proud to be a Dragon

Gabriella Naveh, Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2022

“Need to shop, honey?” “Yes.” “Come on in!” Those words can be heard throughout the Allderdice hallway, welcoming any student into The Allderdice Food Pantry. Contrary to its title,...

The Allderdice Art Gallery, filled with art created by students past and present, created and organized by Ms. Mager.

Doubling Up: Why Allderdice Art Teachers are Tasked with Instructing Two Different Classes at Once

Zoe Obenza-Bridges, Lifestyle Editor January 23, 2022

For the past two years (including the year and a half of online instruction) Ms. Moyer and Ms. Mager, art teachers at Allderdice, have been tasked with instructing two separate classes at the same time...

The AP Art History course and exam description.

AP Art History at Allderdice: The Lasting Value of Education in the Arts

Gabriella Naveh, Editor-in-Chief January 11, 2022

Classes at Taylor Allderdice High School typically hold approximately thirty students. AP Art History, however, is a small class, with only fifteen students. The class is tucked away in a large, sunlit...

Allderdice students entering school in the morning.

Homeroom Timeslot 1 vs Timeslot 3

Anisha Willis, Local News Editor January 3, 2022

For the duration of the fall 2021 semester at Allderdice, students experienced a schedule shift: While in past years and now, the 15-minute homeroom block would occur upon the first arrival in the morning,...

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What was the Transition from Online School Back to In Person School like, from Students’ Perspective?

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor January 3, 2022

The 2020-21 school year was an anomaly in the history of education. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic,  schools were forced to resort to the online world to help them navigate a new school year.  Platforms...

Junior Eli Wynn and freshman Hannah Hurowitz perform a theatrical scene from act two.

Allderdice’s First Theater Production in Two Years

Zoe Obenza-Bridges, Lifestyle Editor December 9, 2021

Our first full in-person school year since COVID-19 has brought many opportunities back to the Allderdice community. The theater program is no different. During the year and a half of online school, the...

On June 11, 2020, Pittsburgh Allderdice High School held a sit-in protest in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.

What Allderdice Thinks about Youth Civic Engagement

Pavel Marin, Staff Writer December 2, 2021

Civics is one of the most essential classes students take during their time at Allderdice. Civics is the study of how the United States government functions, the rights citizens possess and how citizens...

Native American participants in the Trail of Broken Treaties occupy an auditorium at the Bureau of Indian Affairs in Washington, D.C. in November 1972.

The Euro-Centric Perspective-And its Effects on Native American Curricula Today

Zoe Obenza-Bridges, Lifestyle Editor November 23, 2021

Starting from the time students enter kindergarten, they are taught about the history of the United States. The things included usually are pilgrims, cornucopias, a feast with the Indigenous people, the...

Spanish-speaking and English-speaking students eat and discuss together at the weekly “Spanish table”.

“La Mesa de Español” is Breaking Down Language Barriers at Allderdice

Hannah Schwartz, Arts & Entertainment Editor November 17, 2021

Taylor Allderdice High School students now have a unique opportunity: they can spend one lunch period a week talking with classmates who do not speak the same language. Allderdice Spanish teacher Señorita...

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