The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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Opinion: Mon Dieu!

Opinion: Mon Dieu!

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

France’s national motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité [“Liberty, equality, freedom”], can be seen on the exterior of every school in the country. However, in schools around France, a hotly...

Teens are chronically sleep-deprived, and the energy drink industry knows it.

Opinion: A Targeted Buzz

Fiona Engel, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

It’s 7 a.m. You just arrived at school after four hours of sleep. You’re sleep-deprived, as are most teens. Time for some caffeine.  Caffeine is, of course, a completely legal drug. It is a stimulant...

Extra-curricular religious clubs can have an educational purpose while also providing spiritual nourishment for inclined students.

Opinion: Faith Forward

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 9, 2023

It's a well known fact that the American public school system distances itself from religion as much as possible, with the Constitution itself prohibiting most forms of spiritual expression in schools....

Student lunch debt may not always be the result of poverty, but if weve already proven that it can be eliminated, it may be time to do so permanently.

Opinion: The Inequity of Student Lunch Debt

Layla Musselman, Staff Writer November 1, 2023

This past summer, Pennsylvania Senator John Fetterman (D-P)  co-sponsored the Universal School Meals Program Act of 2023 . The bill–written by Bernie Sanders (I-V)-- would provide breakfast, lunch,...

The books of our youth can offer a warm welcome during difficult times.

Opinion: Stress-Relieving Words

Jaycee Mae Faber, Staff Writer October 23, 2023

In the frenzy for good grades, social acceptance, and a determined future, high school students consistently look towards any aid for peace of mind. But when the pursuit becomes unhealthy, as it often...

For all of its benefits, social media can become a dangerous addiction.

Opinion: The Sinister Truth about Social Media

Glee Farina, Staff Writer October 17, 2023

Human beings are social creatures. Everyone craves companionship and connection to feel like they can thrive in life. The strength of these connections has a massive impact on a person's mental health....

On Friday, October 6th, Narges Mohammadi was announced the winner of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize.

A Voice No Prison Can Contain

Ava DiGiacomo, Opinions Editor October 9, 2023

On Friday, October 6th, Narges Mohammadi was announced the winner of the 2023 Nobel Peace Prize. She received this honor as a form of recognition to her fight for gender equality and activism in Iran....

Artificial intelligence offers unprecedented promise, but at what cost?

Opinion: The Crushing of Creativity

Ryan Sarapa, Staff Writer September 27, 2023

The physicist Steven Hawking once said, “Success in creating effective AI could be the biggest event in the history of our civilization. Or the worst. We just don't know. So we cannot know if we will...

Opinion: On Vaping

Opinion: On Vaping

Glee Farina, Staff Writer September 26, 2023

The bottom line is simple: vaping is bad for you. No one can argue with the fact that nicotine is extremely addictive. Yet the Centers for Disease Control reports that over 2.5 million American teens engage...

The act of farting might leave an unpleasant smell, but should it really be frowned upon?

Opinion: A Work of Fart

Sunny Li, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2023

In today’s shaky political climate, one issue lingers in the air. A stigma has been unjustly silencing Americans for generations, stripping them of a fundamental human birthright. It’s time that society...

hearts for minds

Opinion: Chemistry vs. Character

Glee Farina, Staff Writer September 12, 2023

As of lately (and what I have realized has been my whole life), I have underestimated the power of my own emotions. Often in life, we find ourselves in certain situations where we meet someone we almost...

Required summer reading novels for high schoolers.

Opinion: Is Required Summer Reading Beneficial?

Gracie Durzo, Staff Writer September 11, 2023

Picture it: you’re waking up on one of the many mornings of summer vacation at 9:20 a.m. as opposed to awaking to the blare of a 5:00 alarm. You lay in bed for a couple more minutes, deliberating whether...

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