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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...

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...

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