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The Obama Girls’ Soccer Struggle

The Obama Academy of International Studies in East Liberty.

Hannah Schwartz

October 30, 2020

“This season has been nothing short of an uphill battle.” So begins the video Lauren Close, a senior captain on the Obama Academy girls’ high school soccer team, posted to her Instagram on October 12. The five-minute video outlines the issues the team has been facing since the beginning of their su...

Steelers QB Roethlisberger’s Elbow Looks Good, But Something Don’t Look Right


Ben Roethlisberger starts in his first game since Week 2 in 2019.
- Photo by Essentially Sports

Christan Medeiros

October 19, 2020

Before entering the 2020 NFL season, Steelers fans were divided on how well Big Ben would perform this year. Roethlisberger, age 38,  suffered a season-ending injury in week 2 last year against Seattle and had to get Tommy John surgery to repair his elbow. When training camp began in late July, a lot ...

Allderdice Alumni Sports Rewind

Allderdice boys basketball team wins the 2019 City championship with seniors Blake Blaufeld and Bobby Clifford leading the way.

Kareena Katsman

October 12, 2020

Taylor Allderdice High school is a school not only with high academic quality but also hosts some of the best city league sports teams. Throughout the ever changing graduating classes, traditions come and go. However, one thing that stays permanently embedded in the tight knit Allderdice society, is the...

PPS Won’t Pay Spring Sports Coaches Any Money for a Season That Had Already Started

Both Allderdice track teams won the City League championships last year. // Will McBride

Abigail Segel

June 12, 2020

In response to the economic and educational chaos caused by Covid-19, the Pennsylvania state legislature passed Senate Bill 751 which says, "No employee of any school district who was employed as of March 13, 2020 shall receive more or less compensation than the employee would otherwise have been entit...

Simone Biles Continues To Be The Best At The Gymnastics World Championship

Biles shows off her five new gold medals.

Abigail Segel

October 28, 2019

During the 2019 Artistic Gymnastics World Championships, American Simone Biles, 22, officially became the most decorated female gymnast in history. A revolutionary athlete, Biles is a force to be reckoned with, both in and out of the arena.  At the Championships in Germany, in addition to becoming the ove...

Why Mike Trout is one of the best players in the MLB

Why Mike Trout is one of the best players in the MLB

September 28, 2019

Mike Trout has gone down for the rest of the year for surgery, and he will miss the last few weeks of another subpar campaign for his team. The craziest part, though, is that he will miss the last 3 weeks of the season, and he still is the likely American League MVP choice. He has been putting up numbers ...

Girls Start Fall Season of Soccer

Girls Soccer Team practices at Schenley Oval.

Madeline King

September 28, 2019

With school back in session, fall sports are in full swing and many of them have already had pre-seasons to prepare for the first matches of the season. The girls soccer team is no exception. They’ve been busy practicing and building team spirit since mid-August and are already midway through seas...

Carli Lloyd and Molly Virtue: Women in Football

Lloyd taking the kick that started it all.

Abigail Segel

September 27, 2019

At the end of August, Olympian and two-time World Cup champion Carli Lloyd visited a Philadelphia Eagles practice. The New Jersey based athlete was in town for an upcoming United States Women’s National Team friendly in the Philadelphia. Naturally, being a world-famous soccer player, she took a shot ...

What does the future hold for the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers?

What does the future hold for the 2019 Pittsburgh Steelers?

Aiden Birkenfeld

September 25, 2019

Mason Rudolph is the Steelers new starting quarterback. He is a 24-year-old QB from Rock Hill, North Carolina taking the field as a starter for the Steelers for the rest of the season. Rudolph was drafted by the Steelers as pick #76 in the 2018 NFL Draft during the 3rd round out of Oklahoma State U...

Girls Tennis Team Aims For Playoff Spot

The Allderdice Tennis team hard at work during practice.

Omri Raz

September 25, 2019

The Allderdice Girls Tennis team is fighting for their first playoff spot since joining WPIAL. It has been a long road for the Dragons this season with many exciting moments, and everyone is excited for the future of the program. This year was a year of firsts. For the first time since joining WPIAL, the...

The Equal Pay Debate in US Soccer, Fully Explained!

USWNT celebrates after their World Cup victory.

Emma Brown

September 25, 2019

On March 8, 2016 the US Women’s National Team sued US Soccer for gender discrimination. The team’s argued that they are paid roughly a quarter of what their male counterparts are paid for the same, if not better, job. The largest argument against equal pay is the fact that the USWNT (United States W...