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Anjana Suresh

Anjana Suresh, Copy Editor

Anjana Suresh is a senior at NASH. She is a part of the rowing team and has been involved with Key Club. She enjoys eating pickles, playing solitaire, and meeting new people.

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For AP students this year, the College Board's accommodations made quarantined test-taking easier, but the rollout was not without its flaws.

At-Home AP Testing: Pass or Fail?

June 1, 2020

The end of this school year has not been normal by any means. Both students and teachers were forced to quickly adjust to remote learning. For students taking AP exams, the new and shortened online exam...

“Never Have I Ever” Review

May 12, 2020

Never Have I Ever released just over a week ago on Netflix -- a convenient time for new show releases. Creator Mindy Kaling loosely based the story on her own childhood as a child of Indian immigrants. ...

Over the past week, American state capitals and other cities have witnessed masses of protestors who believe that social distancing guidelines are an affront to citizens' rights.

Operation Extend Quarantine

April 23, 2020

Much of what is outlined in various parts of the Constitution remains up for debate today, hence the need for Congress and the Supreme Court to interpret the law in times of speculation. However, the right...

Dead Ahead

Dead Ahead

April 7, 2020

It’s been about three weeks since school ended, and much like every other senior, I’ve expressed my fair share of complaints and discontentment. However, quarantine has given me the opportunity to...

President Trump's worst traits have been amplified as the coronavirus outbreak tears away the economic gains he once took credit for.

With Great Power Came Scant Responsibility

March 26, 2020

The Coronavirus pandemic is an ever-changing global crisis, and the sheer amount of information (and misinformation) being thrown our way can be profoundly frustrating. However, there’s one thing that...

Pretty Much It: Episode 4

Pretty Much It: Episode 4

March 9, 2020

Mr. Morris's 11th period journalism class always has the strangest questions and conversations, so the original Pretty Much It cast decided to include their class on the podcast to see what kind of strange...

Last Saturday's NA Erg in the 'Burgh 2020 brought together rowing teams from around the area for an indoor competition that tested not only physical strength but mental stamina, too.

Out of the Water, Into the Zone

February 28, 2020

Last Saturday, the annual North Allegheny Indoor Rowing Championship took place at Marshall Middle School. The event, dubbed "NA Erg in the 'Burgh 2020" and hosted by NA Rowing, is the team’s biggest...

U.S. Rep Conor Lamb Visits NASH

U.S. Rep Conor Lamb Visits NASH

February 19, 2020

Much of high school life can feel detached from the real world, but last Friday was an exception. U.S. Congressman Conor Lamb, PA-D17, visited NASH during 11th period on February 14th, and students...

Texas Instruments controls the lion's share of the calculator market, and their profit margins make it unlikely that things will change anytime soon.

A Calculated Advantage

January 30, 2020

I’ve always wondered why the graphing calculator I use -- a TI-84 -- looks like it’s straight out of the 90s. Our phones have evolved with the times, so why haven't calculators? Turns out, Texas Instruments...

Indian Restaurant Review

Indian Restaurant Review

January 26, 2020
We went to three Indian restaurants to find out how authentic and affordable each one is.
Pretty Much It: Episode 3

Pretty Much It: Episode 3

January 22, 2020

In this episode, the cast talks about the new year and how the year has started off on the wrong side of the bed. They cover the Australian bushfires, WWIII memes, the royal family and as usual, Trisha...

At first glance, memes that poke fun at global problems can appear insensitive.  But they're worth a closer look.

Just Another Gen Z Thing

January 16, 2020

The start of a new year, especially the beginning of a new decade, is often associated with feelings of hope, promise, and the chance to begin anew. But not everyone is in such a good mood this time around. Just...

Divya Ramkumar, Ethan Eichelberger, and Daphne Nie put their wits to the test on live local television last month.  The team won and will advance to the Hometown High Q post-season next month.

Buzzer Beaters

December 18, 2019

Deep in the final round, with mere seconds on the clock and the playoffs on the line, the announcer delivered the question: "Ulysses was warned not to heed the songs of what rock group of alluring women...

Pretty Much It: Episode 2

Pretty Much It: Episode 2

November 27, 2019

In this episode, the girls talk about different Thanksgiving traditions they have, and how their cultures play a role in how they celebrate the holiday. They also continue last episode's conversation about...

The Return of Runaways and Rebellion

The Return of Runaways and Rebellion

November 27, 2019

The highly anticipated second season of Netflix’s The End of The F***ing World released about two weeks ago, two years after Season 1’s debut. Season 2 continues to follow the adventures of shy James...

The public's reaction to the Trump impeachment inquiry has predictably fallen along party lines.

Impeachment: To the Left and To the Right

November 20, 2019

America's polarized political climate has given rise to divisive views on the Trump presidency. A recent poll by Fox News found that 51% of voters support the impeachment and removal of President Trump,...

Pretty Much It: Episode 1

Pretty Much It: Episode 1

November 1, 2019

Welcome to Pretty Much It! We're a group of students who want to comment on major events online and in real life. In this episode, Meg, Maddie, Anjana, and Somya tackle the subjects of TikTok, Trisha Paytas,...

Does today's parenting style come at the cost of less independent young adults?

Raised “Wrong”

November 1, 2019
Is "overprotective" the right word to describe today's generation of parents?
Though the first nine-week marking period is still underway, the College Board's new AP Exam deadline is fast approaching.

Registration Rush

October 21, 2019

Most students would agree that the first nine weeks of the school year is primarily about getting familiar with classes, developing an understanding of how a teacher runs a class, or adjusting to a new...

I met up with Emma Jane Sprunk in Honors Art to feature a few of her paintings and original photography.   The following captions were written by Emma.

Look at This!

October 10, 2019


photo from Google Images

Screenshots: Knock Down the House

September 30, 2019

Knock Down The House, now on Netflix, is a documentary focusing on four women challenging incumbents for congressional seats in the 2018 Democratic primaries. Although it was released early May, the documentary...

Good Talk: Mrs. Rhinehart

Good Talk: Mrs. Rhinehart

September 16, 2019

How did you decide to become a teacher? I kind of always wanted to be a teacher, but I got sidetracked by writing in college. I ended up working for four years as a public relations specialist. I didn’t...

The dawn of the new school year brings some degree of change for all of us, and with that change, we’re forced to reevaluate our priorities.

Something to Think About

September 6, 2019

More often than not, we probably have dozens of things running through our head at one time. Some might manifest themselves as worries or complaints, others may be hopes, and the rest could purely be fleeting...

For Asian-American students, the pressure to succeed can be especially intense.

Mental Health and Asian Culture

May 24, 2019

Disclaimer: The following article is simply an opinion and is in no way representative of every person’s experience.  Nor is the photo above meant in any way to identify a particular student. May...

Renovation Elation

Renovation Elation

May 2, 2019

A few significant renovations are scheduled to take place at NASH over the next few months -- ones that this year’s juniors will be sure to notice next year. First on the list are the third-floor...



April 17, 2019

The home stretch of the fourth nine-weeks in the race of the school year is finally here. However, rather than being a sprint to the last day of school, the quarter marks the point where we all feel like...

Edlabadkar wanted a unique way to show her support.

Raise to Shave

March 28, 2019

A large and highly successful event here at North Allegheny, TigerThon raises thousands of dollars for pediatric cancer through a dance marathon once a year. As well as attending the event, many students...

Dine and Dash

Dine and Dash

March 20, 2019

"Time is an illusion.  Lunchtime, doubly so." ~Douglas Adams As the bell rings at 11:27 signaling the end of period 5/6, I’m always in a rush to get to 7th period- lunch. Not just because I’m anxious...

The scientific community has abundant proof that vaccines work, yet a skeptical minority poses a threat to both their own children and the children of other parents.

Immune to Reason

February 25, 2019

Recently, a new surge of parents opting their children out of vaccines has arisen in many states across the country, largely in the Pacific Northwest and Southwest -- and Pennsylvania. Only 18 states allow...

Michael Taffe and Anjana Suresh meet up Elizabeth George, NA '13, Duke '17, and CEO of  Ascendant Education Consulting.

The Inside Track on College Admissions

February 8, 2019

Uproar staffers Anjana Suresh and Michael Taffe sit down with Elizabeth George, NA'13 and Duke University '17, to discuss the college admissions process.  Elizabeth is currently a graduate student at...



February 4, 2019

Megan Kelly, a senior at NASH and the captain of the Girls' Rowing Team, recently sat down with the Uproar to talk about her time and experiences with NA Rowing.  How long have you been rowing? I...

My Lowdown on the Shutdown

My Lowdown on the Shutdown

January 16, 2019

The ongoing government shutdown is officially the longest in US history, and there seems to be no end in sight. Historically, shutdowns are put into effect when either Congress fails to pass a spending...

Turn for the Worse

Turn for the Worse

January 8, 2019

Driving to school is a normal part of many students’ morning routines at North Allegheny. However, some young drivers have the unfortunate luck of driving north on 19 to get to school, facing heavy traffic...

Buy or Bye: Dollar Store Holiday Decorations

Buy or Bye: Dollar Store Holiday Decorations

December 5, 2018

This holiday season, I traveled to the dollar store to find out whether $1 holiday-themed items were buys or byes. Mini Christmas trees: BUY! These are about a foot tall, with shiny trimmings...

graphic by D. Crickets

The Real Info Wars

December 3, 2018

In today’s polarized political climate, most of us would agree that quite a few of the news sources we choose to read contain some partisan leaning, potentially having power to shape how we view certain...

photo by Anjana Suresh

Election Reflections

November 7, 2018

The midterm elections on Tuesday were certainly a point of interest. Both Republicans and Democrats experienced victories and losses as the balance of congressional power shifted. I asked NASH students...

Rethinking Homework

Rethinking Homework

October 24, 2018

There’s no question among students that homework can often be redundant, ineffective, and a major source of stress.  "I think homework can be helpful, but sometimes teachers assign busy work, and...

Good Talk: Ms. Keats

Good Talk: Ms. Keats

October 10, 2018

Why did you choose to become a teacher after a career in law? I really loved the challenge of law school, but practicing law was sort of unsatisfying because I worked in a large firm as a litigation...

Photo by D. Crickets

NA Grad Funds New Scholarship

September 25, 2018

With the price of college outpacing inflation, many students are realizing that it's more important than ever before to secure grants and scholarships.  The challenge has not been overlooked by the North...

Why Everyone Hates the College Board

Why Everyone Hates the College Board

September 5, 2018
Like most monopolies, the College Board does not use its ubiquitous power for the good of the people.
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