The Foreword

Let Us Be the Nation We Know We Can Be

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

Society Hates Teen Girls

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

Voting for the First Time in 2020

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

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

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

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

Artwork promoting Seeding Sovereignty's program that aids Indigenous communities fighting COVID.
November 23, 2020
Innumerable Indigenous activists have been preaching about the importance of acknowledging the truth about the holiday for decades, if not centuries.

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

Members of the Pittsburgh community demonstrate for the Black Lives Matter movement.
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...

Dear Justice Ginsburg,

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

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

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

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

artwork by @blu.th on Instagram
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...

The “L” In LGBT, And Why Order Matters

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November 19, 2019

The LGBTQ+ acronym is the most common term used to refer to the community based around sexuality and gender minorities. The acronym has also changed and evolved through the years, adding various letters...

Students Should Be Demanding Later Start Times

Students Should Be Demanding Later Start Times
November 19, 2019

Adults love to give teenagers a bad reputation for not getting enough sleep due to the fact they are spending to much time on their phones or watching Netflix late into the night. Teachers use this as...

Circles Are Not As Dumb As They Seem

Circles Are Not As Dumb As They Seem
November 19, 2019

Circles have gotten a lot of shade thrown their way at Allderdice since they were first instituted in the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year. Circles, as most readers know, are discussions amongst...

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