The Foreword

New HBO MAX documentary gives insight to the immeasurable pressure placed on women in the spotlight.

The Princess Highlights the Appalling Mistreatment of Women in the Media

Maya Beakley, Staff Writer September 27, 2022

HBO Max’s The Princess is just another example of a young woman being torn apart to sell papers. The director, Ed Perkins, decided to dive into why the people cared so much about her wedding, outfits,...

Pittsburgh Allderdice High School.

First Day Jitters: The First Day of Freshman Year

Abigail Naveh, Staff Writer June 9, 2022

The idea of your first day of high school is very daunting. It is a day that most students wait for with much anticipation. As it started getting closer to my first day of freshman year, one would think...

No one, and especially the vulnerable members of society, deserves to experience financial stress that impacts their daily happiness in their routine or limits their future.

Minimum-Wage Jobs Must be Fixed!

Lilah George, Guest Writer June 2, 2022

Nearly 30% of high school students have a job for at least a portion of the school year, and 50% of youth ranging from 16 to 24 are employed. Minimum wage jobs are often thought of as starting teen jobs,...

Abortion rallies emerge all over the country Saturday, May 14.

Roe V. Wade May Be Overturned: What It Means and What You Can Do About It

Naomi Segel, Editorials Editor May 18, 2022

On May 3, Politico reported that the United States Supreme Court is set to overturn Roe v. Wade, backing it up with the leaked opinions written by Justice Samuel Alito. This was confirmed as true the next...

The Purpose of Student Government

Brandon R. Friez Jr., Staff Writer January 23, 2022

Brandon Friez is currently serving as the Vice President of the tenth-grade class.  Student government has long been the subject of fascination and confusion. In a survey I conducted among different...

 The holiday gift industry exploded in recent years, and is still on the rise.

Holiday Commercialization: a Byproduct of Holiday Cheer or a Deeper Issue?

Nate Chinman, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

As the Halloween decorations come down, one of the things on many people’s minds is the holiday season. In the coming months, spiders and ghosts will be replaced with turkeys and gourds. Eventually,...

Women in sports have continually been pushed aside and their successes minimized.

Female Athletes Continue to Face the Effects of Systemic Sexism

Naomi Segel, Editorials Editor November 14, 2021

Look at high school gym classes, Instagram posts including female athletes, or the gender pay gap in professional sports, and sexist behavior is not hard to come by. Female athletes have historically been...

Farewell from the Former Editor-in-Chief

Farewell from the Former Editor-in-Chief

Abigail Segel June 2, 2021

In 9th or 10th grade — normal school feels so long ago now — I was walking up a staircase after lunch and a muffin in a bag fell on my head. I have no explanation besides, well, Dirty Dice baby! I...

A Seniors Reflection on High School

A Senior’s Reflection on High School

Anna Cappella June 2, 2021

My mom keeps saying, “Hasn’t it gone so fast? Doesn’t it feel like just yesterday that you were graduating 8th grade?” “No, mom, it doesn’t.” While I understand what she means, I also understand...

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...

This event has left many Americans confused and concerned wondering why this has happened, who’s to blame, and how to prevent it from happening again.

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...

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