The Foreword

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...

On Friday, October 8, the Black Student Union invited doctors from UPMC Children’s Hospital to speak to classes throughout the day about the COVID-19 vaccine.

Allderdice is Taking on the Effort to Vaccinate, with the Help of the Black Student Union

Gabriella Naveh, Editor-in-Chief November 14, 2021

Pittsburgh Public Schools (PPS) is taking on the fight to vaccinate. Originally dubbed “Operation Warp Speed” by the Trump Administration, “fight” is now likely the more accurate word. For months,...

The Racial Divide in AP Classes

The Racial Divide in AP Classes

Zoe Obenza-Bridges June 4, 2021

Across the country, Advanced Placement (AP) courses were developed in the 1950s to ensure that highschools were thoroughly preparing students for college. These classes generally offer advanced coursework...

Taylor Allderdice High School

What is the Future of Schooling at Allderdice After a Year Consumed by COVID-19?

Alex Kiger June 3, 2021

Whether you are a student, a teacher, a parent, a guardian, or an administrator, you cannot deny that the 2020-2021 school year has been completely upside down.  A year full of firsts that included...

Vice President Kamala Harris

What The Allderdice Community Thinks About Our New Vice President

Ella Bindewald June 3, 2021

When checking in on the progress of the current administration, it feels only appropriate to bring attention to one of the most groundbreaking women in American history — Vice President Kamala Harris....

Bienkowski observed, “She walked there as though what was so much more important — and it is so much more important — is saying what she had to say: the message. I think people’s fear of public speaking can come from a place of ego, like they want to look good and sound good, and she just seemed to present herself prioritizing her message over everything else.”

Amanda Gorman Took the Nation — and English Classes — by Storm

Abigail Segel March 13, 2021
At least fourteen out of the sixteen teachers in the Allderdice English department used Gorman’s poetry in their classes in some form or another.
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...

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