The Uproar

Anna Parsons

Anna Parsons, Staff Writer

Anna Parsons is a current junior at NASH. This is her first year writing for The Uproar, but her second year writing for a school newspaper. As a sophomore, Anna wrote for the NAEye. She enjoys expressing herself through her writing. She also enjoys acting in local theatre productions, as well as the NA musicals and plays.

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Becoming a student journalist allows young people to take in the world around them more efficiently.

The Importance of Student Journalism

June 3, 2021

To be able to speak freely, passionately, and expressively is a gift and having a public platform to do that is even more of a gift. The significance of journalism as a whole is, ironically, beyond words....

The amount of stress that junior year brings is more than one can handle.

Junior Year and Mental Health

May 17, 2021

Anytime someone asks what year in school I’m currently in and I say I'm a junior, their reaction goes from curious and intrigued to plain out sympathetic. The 11th grade’s reputation for being high...

Medical researcher, Zoe Levenson, played by Anna Kendrick, is a character that represents the movie's greatest themes.

A Review of Stowaway

May 5, 2021

3...2...1...Launch into an expedition to Mars on the MTS-42 that includes far more than a simple spacecraft drifting towards a planet for two years. Netflix’s new original movie Stowaway follows a story...

Picking up litter off the ground is an easy way to clean up the environment.

Down to Earth

April 21, 2021

After witnessing the positive effects that the first quarantine had on global environmental health, Earth Day Cleanup directors Quinn Volpe, David Schantz, and Sally Cho knew they had to continue improving...

Tik Tok Creators have created videos reminding their viewers that social media is fake by showing their natural features.

Your Daily Reminder

April 14, 2021

The natural human body and all the different shapes it comes in has become the source of constant harassment in modern society. Instead of embracing the quirks of the human body that are completely normal,...

Iconic teen movies from the 80s contain themes that have kept them relevant even after 35 years.

A Decade of Iconic Cinema

March 30, 2021

The 1980s brought history big hair, influential music, timeless catchphrases, and incredible style. But there’s one aspect of the decade that has surpassed time, continuing to stay relevant: the movies.  Though...

Imagining what the future holds is now more difficult than ever.

Normal is Now Abnormal

March 25, 2021

Just over 365 days ago, our lives were flipped upside down and inside out. All of a sudden, school was cancelled for “two weeks," people were walking around with masks on, empty shelves lined every aisle...

Friday Check-ins

March 17, 2021

Even if it is needed immensely, help is often refused in the name of self-sufficiency.

Do You Need Help?

March 10, 2021

If someone lost one of their legs, they would need aid from a doctor to be able to properly balance with a prosthetic and heal overall. They wouldn’t be expected to figure out a way to adapt to one leg...

Until recently, the music departments compete in competitions while on their annual spring trips.

The Road Not Taken

February 25, 2021

Relaxing on the beach, performing in contests against other schools from around the nation, and even enjoying the rides at Disneyland are all activities that the NA Orchestra, Band, and Chorus students...

Valentine's Day started with religious origins but has become a commercialized holiday.

More Than Just A Clichéd Holiday

February 12, 2021

Valentine’s Day, to many, is perceived to be a day exclusively for celebrating the love shared between couples and for single people to enviously await a partner. The holiday that generates fortunes...

Monumental time is ticking away as teenagers are forced to center their attention on their futures.

A Plea to Let Us Live in the Now

January 27, 2021

Like every high school junior planning on going to college, I picked a preferable date to take the SAT and set aside an expected 15 minutes to register for the test on the College Board’s website. That...

2021 should be marked by the lessons we learned from the hardships of 2020.

The Hope for 2021

January 6, 2021

When the clock strikes midnight every year on December 31st, not only does a new day appear on the horizon, but so does a new year, eliciting hopes from people across the globe. While this pattern of aspirations...

English teacher Ms. Long begins a lesson on a remote day.  For Long and several other teachers, teaching in an empty classroom is not ideal, but it's better than teaching from home.

Running on Empty

December 14, 2020

On an average school day at NASH, students frantically rush up the stairwells to get to their next class, while staff members maneuver around each other to the printer to get their paperwork.  But...

The Perils of Isolation

The Perils of Isolation

December 8, 2020

I am what many would consider “a social butterfly.” Being around people, getting to know them, and socializing with my friends are things I thoroughly enjoy.  When March 13th came around and the...

COVID-19 will open up a new door of firsts for America's favorite Thanksgiving tradition.

Then and Now: the Macy’s Day Parade

November 25, 2020

It’s Thanksgiving. The smell of early morning cooking fills the air. The TV clicks on, and suddenly the living room is transformed into a massive celebration of thanks. 50-foot balloons soar through...

The show was extremely well-cast, representing female empowerment in a male-dominated world.

A Review of The Queen’s Gambit

November 9, 2020

The game of chess is one commonly overlooked, seen as the stereotypical nerdy hobby that individuals with immense time on their hands play. Netflix’s new limited series, The Queen’s Gambit, grabs this...

Hocus Pocus is good entertainment, but it also draws parallels to one of the darkest chapters in American history.

The dark history behind the seasonal comedy Hocus Pocus

October 29, 2020

'Tis the time of the year for trick or treating and ghost stories and for Mary Sanderson to say her iconic line, “I smell children!” 27 years later and the beloved movie Hocus Pocus is still watched...

Sentimental sayings may seem slightly overdone, but applying them in everyday life has never been more important.

The Art of Dancing in the Rain

October 19, 2020

Sometimes we have really difficult weeks. We didn’t pass our math exam. Our friend is fighting with us. Our team didn’t win the big game. Our English essay received a low score.  This is metaphorical...

Though often shunned in our culture, failure is a necessary precursor to meaningful success.

The Misunderstood Key to Success

October 6, 2020

Henry Ford once said, “Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.” Every individual is guilty of failing. Every individual is also guilty of punishing themselves...

The traditional school experience now varies for every student depending on their school district and personal preference.

Schooling In The Corona Age

September 25, 2020

In mid-March, COVID-19 stopped the world in its tracks. Schools across the country shut down to implement a new and safer version of education: online school. The remainder of students’ school year was...

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