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#26
2019-2020
Distinguished Sites Rank for
Baldwin High School
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Baldwin High School
in 2019-2020
#26
2019-2020
Best of SNO Rank for
Baldwin High School
Stories from Baldwin High School
2 band members find time for cheer and football
Features

Grace Hampton | November 15, 2019

As soon as the buzzer sounded, starting the halftime of Friday night football games, junior Sydney Smarsh had to throw down her pom poms and hurry to meet the band where a student waited with her flute….

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Opinion: Kaepernick workout offers chance to right a wrong
Opinions

Jaiman White | November 14, 2019

Protest is not a crime, and in America it is a protected right listed in the Constitution. With that being said, the NFL has treated Colin Kaepernick as a criminal since he decided to kneel during the…

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VIDEO: Baldwin hosts regional tournament for Special Olympics athletes
Video

Pratiksha Timsina | November 8, 2019

This story was originally published on Purbalite on November 8, 2019.

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Coach Cooley discusses Friday’s big playoff game on Purb Take podcast
Audio

Jaiman White | October 30, 2019

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 30, 2019.

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Purb Take podcast looks at a huge week in Baldwin sports
Audio

Jaiman White | October 15, 2019

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 15, 2019.

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VIDEO: Hoops contest, homecoming court anchor pep rally
Video

Grace Hampton | October 11, 2019

This story was originally published on Purbalite on October 11, 2019.

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Baldwin students model for Aerie’s celebration of Global Week of Inclusion photo shoot
Features

Cassie Snyder | October 3, 2019

Modeling for a big company such as Aerie or American Eagle is only a dream for most young women, but for two Baldwin students it became a reality.

This past summer Special Olympics athletes and Baldwin…

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New fall musical tells story of students with special needs
Features

Sarah Watkins | October 2, 2019

Instead of a fall play, this year the Baldwin Drama Club will be performing a fall musical titled Normal-C, which shines a spotlight on young people with special needs.

The show was co-written by Jason…

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Sophomore returns after leukemia battle
Features

Zach Wyse | September 30, 2019

Being diagnosed with cancer is one of the most frightening things anyone can experience, but sophomore Rylee Boyle handled the situation with courage and determination.

“When the doctor first came…

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Incoming principal ready to make an impact at Baldwin
News

Paige Crawley | May 20, 2019

Shaun Tomaszewski wants Baldwin High School to be a place where all students feel like they belong.

“I hope to make sure that every single student in the school knows that they are cared for — that…

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Biology teacher Tina Gaser places in physique competition
News

Devon Schroeder | April 29, 2019

A lot of teachers at Baldwin take advantage of the weight room or enjoy working out to maintain physical fitness. Biology teacher Tina Gaser, however, is on a whole different level.

Last week Gaser…

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Opinion: WPIAL Softball mercy rule needs revisions
Sports

Lindsay Bonetti | April 11, 2019

Our team was winning 26-0, it was my fourth time up to bat in a first inning that already had lasted for over an hour, and all I could think about was: How much longer will this last?

Baldwin varsity…

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Culinary TV moves away from tired stereotypes
Arts & Entertainment

Brooke Scanlon | March 25, 2019

The stereotypical view of culinary TV shows is that they are the programs that moms watch to get new recipes from their favorite chefs.

That stereotype does apply to many shows on the Food Network,…

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Gaetano demonstrates civic virtue
Features

Prudence Nowicki | March 12, 2019

Senior Julia Gaetano has always felt a need to stand up for what she believes in. For her, making a difference comes naturally.

Last spring Gaetano participated in The Pittsburgh March For Our Lives,…

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It’s not ‘skip day’ for every senior
Opinions

Elizabeth Solenday | March 10, 2019

Today, March 6, is Senior Skip Day. It’s not an official school holiday, although most seniors stay home to be part of the tradition.

I, however, am one of the seniors who came to school today. We’re…

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“Kingdom Hearts 3” stays true to its magical story and gameplay
Arts & Entertainment

Prudence Nowicki | February 23, 2019

The long-awaited Kingdom Hearts 3 stays true to its roots, bringing together the magic of classic Disney characters and a fantasy role-playing game style, but it has improved by leaps and bounds since…

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Meyer swims though her last season
Sports

Connor Reiche | February 15, 2019

After swimming as a youth, senior Katelyn Meyer quit in her middle school years. But she came back in her freshman year and has not looked back since.

Now in her fourth year of high school swimming,…

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Bean ‘Partners’ for success
News

Devon Schroeder | February 12, 2019

Intro to Business students knew they were going to get hands-on experience as they helped run the Baldwin Bean coffee shop this year, but they also have gotten much more out of it, thanks to their work…

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Bird Box is the off-brand version of A Quiet Place
Arts & Entertainment

Paige Crawley | January 4, 2019

Netflix’s latest thriller, Bird Box, already has attracted major attention on Twitter and YouTube, where a spout of memes and blindfold-inspired challenges have arisen.

Bird Box, based on the book…

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Seventh-grader runs 50 5K’s in 50 days for charity
News

Natalie Zgurich | December 27, 2018

There are professional athletes who hate the idea of running. Seventh-grader Kenzie Hirt puts them to shame.

Hirt, who attends Harrison Middle School, just completed a streak in which she did a 5K run…

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“Stronger than Hate” logo created by a Baldwin grad
Features

Austin Bechtold | November 6, 2018

The creator of the popular ‘Stronger than Hate” logo, designed in the wake of last weekend’s shooting at a Squirrel Hill synagogue,  is a 1996 Baldwin graduate.

Tim Hindes created the logo to…

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Online petition seeks removal of senator from Baldwin hall of fame
Midterm Elections

Fiona Selden | October 23, 2018

Senior Julia Gaetano has started an online petition to remove Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch from Baldwin’s Distinguished Highlander Alumni Hall of Fame, but administration has no plans to do so.

Gaetano said…

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Whitehall fourth grader to compete at Augusta National golf course
Sports

Natalie Zgurich | October 4, 2018

When he was 2 years old, Whitehall fourth-grader Michael Quallich played with plastic golf clubs. In April, he will be playing at Augusta National, one of the most prestigious golf courses in the world….

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