The Foreword

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...

A Look Into Notable Allderdice Alumni

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

Bella Crum

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 is an alumnus, too, and visited the school in 2015. NFL running-back Curtis Martin, and the perhaps...

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

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

Dakota Castro-Jarrett

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 test in the AP classes they took. This plan would pay for the tests of students that qualified for ...

The Future of PE at Allderdice

The Future of PE at Allderdice

Madeline King

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 physical education that will hopefully make you a healthier, happier person. And does it? Do...

A Dive Into the 2019 Summer Renovations

A Dive Into the 2019 Summer Renovations

Aidan Birkenfeld

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 students were treated to seeing newly paved sidewalks, parking lots and a shiny new gym floor. But ...