The Foreword

The image above captures Daunte Wright with his young son.

The News Media is Asking the Wrong Questions About the Murder of Daunte Wright

Chloe Werner April 12, 2021

On Sunday, our hearts were broken again by yet another report of a Black man shot and killed by a police officer. Daunte Wright, 20 years old and father to a young son, was killed when police pulled him...

The Storming Of the Capital: Why Did This Happen and How do we Stop it From Happening Again?

Dakota Castro-Jarrett March 4, 2021

Almost everyone seems to agree that the events at the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6th was a very momentous moment in American history. This is the first time that any real group of people have raided...

The fundamental irony of the Filibuster, portrayed as a cartoon

The Filibuster Upholds a Racist, Undemocratic Power Structure in Washington

Naomi Segel March 4, 2021

Whether it be the notable Stackhouse filibuster in Season 2 of Aaron Sorkin’s ‘The West Wing’ or the movie ‘Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,’ the filibuster is both an infamous and misunderstood...

On November 7, in Wilmington Delaware, President-elect Joe Biden addressed the country.

Let Us Be the Nation We Know We Can Be

Gabriella Naveh December 23, 2020

On the night of November 7, in Wilmington, Delaware, Joe Biden addressed the nation for the first time since declaring victory for the Presidency of the United States. With hope in our hearts, and immeasurable...

Tiktok, one of the most controversial social media platforms used today.

Society Hates Teen Girls

Jane Carpenter December 23, 2020

Society has consistently had a problem with hating items and media associated with young women. Throughout my youth, the things that I and many other girls enjoyed and consumed were often heavily critiqued...

American citizens lined up on the morning of Election Day in Shadyside to cast their 2020 Presidential vote. Photo by Aidan Birkenfeld

Voting for the First Time in 2020

Aidan Birkenfeld December 10, 2020

Every election features first-time voters, most commonly teens and young adults. This year, in what seems to be the highest stake election of our generation, Allderdice seniors who turned 18 before November...

Our government is not representing the majority of the people, but the people who have the most power.

Amy Coney Barrett’s Nomination to the Supreme Court Is Everything Wrong With Our Democracy

Dani Jordan November 23, 2020

In what we call a democratic government, to have a system that can allow a person to be put into a major government position with the power to make decisions about our country for multiple generations,...

Artwork promoting Seeding Sovereignty's program that aids Indigenous communities fighting COVID.

The True History of Thanksgiving and Why You Should Reconsider How You Celebrate

Bella Crum November 23, 2020
Innumerable Indigenous activists have been preaching about the importance of acknowledging the truth about the holiday for decades, if not centuries.
Members of the Pittsburgh community demonstrate for the Black Lives Matter movement.

It Is Time to Bridge the Gap Between Pittsburgh’s Black and Jewish Communities.

Chloe Werner November 15, 2020

For myself and the vast majority of both Jewish and non-Jewish students at Allderdice, October 27 will never again be a normal day. On October 27, 2018, Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life (TOL) synagogue witnessed...

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, in 1980, serving as a federal appeals court judge.

Dear Justice Ginsburg,

Gabriella Naveh October 16, 2020

Given the fact that I was already enamored with government and politics by the age of five, it might seem unlikely that our paths did not cross sooner; but of course, my knowledge was much more limited...

WESA, UPMC Workers Say Debt To Their Employer An Example Of Hospital System Exploiting Tax Exempt Status, 2019

City Budget Shortfall: An Argument for the Defunding of the PPD and the Taxation of UPMC

Dakota Castro-Jarrett October 13, 2020

The devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has made a massive budget shortfall in the city of Pittsburgh of around $100 million. In my opinion, there is only one way that the city can make up this...

artwork by @blu.th on Instagram

Why being a White American Jew is not the same as being a Black American

Abigail Segel June 12, 2020

As I returned home from the Black Student Union’s powerful sit-in at Allderdice yesterday, I was thinking of the inspiring, courageous students who organized and spoke at the event. Their words will...

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