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A few possible solutions to phone distractions in classrooms include a large phone locker or Yondr Pouches.

The Solution to Schools Introducing Phone Policies

Shane Birkenfeld, Staff Writer September 14, 2023

Taylor Allderdice, along with thousands of other schools around America, is introducing new policies to eliminate student phone use during instructional time. The devices are seen as a distraction to teachers,...

Allderdice Administration Announces Cell Phone  Pouch Policy; Prompts Petition

Allderdice Administration Announces Cell Phone Pouch Policy; Prompts Petition

Pavel Marin, Staff Writer August 31, 2023

On August 21, Principal Dr. James McCoy announced in his back-to-school newsletter that the school would adopt a cell phone pouch policy. The plan will be implemented during the second quarter. The principal...


PPS Announces New School Schedules And Suspends Student Citations

Pavel Marin, Staff Writer July 4, 2023

During their recent legislative session, the Pittsburgh Public Schools’ Board of Directors approved a new tier-based schedule. As a result, Allderdice will begin at 7:40 AM and will complete at 2:40...

In-game action between the fathers (in yellow) and the kids.

Fathers Stun Students In ‘Take Your Father To School Day’ Game

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor May 24, 2023

In a stunning, come from behind performance, the fathers rallied all the way back and won against the kids in the ‘Take Your Father To School Day’ basketball game held Friday in the Allderdice gym.  “It’s...

Student Profile: Mo Longo

Student Profile: Mo Longo

Jeff Zupan, Staff Writer May 15, 2023

Maruzio Longo, more commonly known simply as Mo Longo, is an infamous figure in Allderdice High school. Even if you don’t know his name, you’d know his face. Mo is always seen doing something outrageous...

The cast of Allderdices 2023 musical, Les Misérables. (@dicetheater)

Vive La France! Allderdice’s Spring Musical: Les Misérables

Anisha Willis, At Allderdice Editor May 3, 2023

This past week, Allderdice Theater took to the stage with an amazing production of Les Misérables! Running from April 27 to 30, the musical filled the auditorium with excitement and passion with every...

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...

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