The Foreword

Remembering Ms. Goodman

Beloved Allderdice teacher Roz Goodman passed away in February after fighting liver cancer.
"To teach is to touch a life forever." -Anonymous
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...

Naviance: Not Just For Nerds

Naviance college statistics // slideshare.net
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...

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
Work Release is (Probably) Here to Stay, But Not Without Controversy
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...

Community Shows Support After Ms. Goodman’s Diagnosis

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

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

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

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
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...

College Resources At Allderdice, Explained

The new college resources library
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...

Allderdice Student Advances in Prestigious Science Competition

Michal Hajlasz, an Allderdice student who recently advanced in the Regeneron Science Talent Search
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...

A Look Into Notable Allderdice Alumni

Mac Miller, pictured with former principal Melissa Friez, visited Allderdice in 2014
November 19, 2019

Unless you are completely out of the loop, chances are the typical Allderdice student knows all too well that Mac Miller was once a student in this building. Most students are also aware that Wiz Khalifa...

A Discussion with Mr. Henderson: Race and the CAS Program in Allderdice

A Discussion with Mr. Henderson: Race and the CAS Program in Allderdice
November 19, 2019

Earlier this year a plan was proposed by Kashif Henderson, the coordinator of the gifted and talented program in the PPS school district, that was meant to encourage low-income students to take the AP...

The Future of PE at Allderdice

The Future of PE at Allderdice
October 9, 2019

Gym. Something every student at Allderdice has to take. Whether you finish the credits in 2 years or 4, you spend 246 hours of your high school experience in the gym—246 hours out of your busy life getting...

A Dive Into the 2019 Summer Renovations

A Dive Into the 2019 Summer Renovations
October 8, 2019

In the two months of summer break when all the students and teachers were nowhere to be seen, people were hard at work renovating the building for the next year. Coming to school on the first day, the...

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