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The History of Animation and Why it’s Not Just for Kids

Nate Chinman, Editor January 23, 2024

It’s not uncommon to hear the sentiment that animation is for kids. To many, the medium is simply a way to churn out television shows and movies for children: content entertaining enough for its intended...

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Sports Media & Gambling: A Major Conflict of Interest

Sam Stavchansky, Staff Writer December 21, 2023

The day is June 22nd, 2023, the afternoon before the highly anticipated 2023 NBA draft. There is a clear consensus first overall pick: star big man Victor Wembanyama out of France. The next couple of picks,...

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Swift & Kelce Fallout: The Epitome of the NFL’s Misogyny Failures

Naomi Segel, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 15, 2023

Taylor Swift and Travis Kelce dating is the greatest thing to happen to this country since the moon landing. And, because of the end to Swift’s pattern of dating scrawny British men, it is the greatest...

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The Model School

Brandon Friez, Staff Writer December 6, 2023

“Modern schools are prisons without bars”, is a sentiment I’ve heard from students in regards to life in our modern school systems. To many, this is an expression of hyperbole that often evokes...

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Nicotine Usage and the Teenage Perspective

Oliver Garrett, Staff Writer December 4, 2023

Using the bathroom between periods, under most circumstances, is uncomfortable for a majority of people. You walk in, and there’s a crowd of students using it like Allderdice’s own smoking lounge....

Should Schools Give Homework?

Should Schools Give Homework?

Toby Badino, Staff Writer November 14, 2023

Schools began to assign homework during the early 1900s to students who didn’t show a good understanding of the material taught in class. Nowadays, schools utilize homework almost every day to give students...

This fall I took it into my own hands to provide the incoming freshmen with the best advice they need to know for the next four years.

Dear Freshmen,

Eva Germinaro, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

On Monday, August 28, students at Allderdice began their 2023-2024 school year. Every school year comes with a new adventure and a whole new class of students. As a senior, I wasn’t particularly excited...

Dune and Lord of The Rings: My Experience Going from Paperback to the Big Screen

Dune and Lord of The Rings: My Experience Going from Paperback to the Big Screen

Nate Chinman, Editor October 1, 2023

Dune took me nearly a year to read. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve allotted less time to reading for pleasure, but that wasn’t the reason I read the book close to real-time (the several hundred-page...

Farewell From the Sports Editor

Farewell From the Sports Editor

Alex Kiger, Sports Editor June 26, 2023

It is so hard to believe that this is the end.  I still remember the day I decided that The Foreword was something I wanted to pursue. In my sophomore year, at the start of my second semester, I sat...

Farewell from the Editor-in-Chief

Farewell from the Editor-in-Chief

Gabriella Naveh, Editor-in-Chief June 25, 2023

I have been thinking a lot about endings lately. As a senior, my final weeks at Allderdice were weeks of “lasts.” My last full day of school, my last half day of school, my last time making the long...

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Prince Harry Should Not Have Written Spare

Maya Beakley, Staff Writer May 29, 2023

Everything about Spare is bold, from the revelations that Prince Harry drops about William’s hairline to his startling cover. A debate has been raging over several controversial points in the book including...

Qatar Should Not be Hosting the World Cup

Qatar Should Not be Hosting the World Cup

Maya Beakley, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

The International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) is no stranger to controversies or human rights violations. Countries ruled under dictators still get the honor of hosting the biggest sporting...

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