The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

Aris Pastor

Aris Pastor, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Aris Pastor is a senior at NASH. They are the event leader of interpretation for the North Allegheny Speech and Debate Team, and they have hopes for a future in both writing and psychiatric research. They love reading, thinking too hard about fictional characters, and watching indie movies.

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Conceptual clarity, especially in political and psychological spaces, is integral to having a productive and genuine discussion.

Opinion: The Weight of Our Words

November 17, 2022

Online psychology spaces are full of warped definitions, medical terms that have become disturbingly colloquial, and diagnoses that have become yet another commodity in the attention economy. The term...

While applying early has distinct advantages, getting into the thick of college application season is unavoidably stressful for most seniors.

Early to Rise

November 4, 2022

For many people, October 31st means costumes and pumpkins and candy, as well as a healthy dose of frights. But for many seniors, the last day of October denoted something different and undoubtedly more...

Paywalls can prevent those that need the press the most from reading the news, but they also pay journalists.

A Tangle of Needs

November 1, 2022

In 2017, the Washington Post adopted the phrase “Democracy Dies in Darkness” as its official slogan. It was coined by investigative reporter and Post associate editor Bob Woodward in a 2015 conference...

Wombo Dream is a website that uses neural networks to create art from a written prompt.

AI and the Future of Art

October 13, 2022

For decades, the digitization and innovation that has marked developments in artificial intelligence (AI) has brought with it a persistent, and often justified, fear: a loss of jobs. From security to marketing...

Although the dance is the big event this Saturday, Homecoming groups are looking forward to beginning the evening at restaurants around the Pittsburgh area.

[Photo] Dinner before the Dance

October 7, 2022

Although the dance is the big event this Saturday, Homecoming groups are looking forward to beginning the evening at restaurants around the Pittsburgh area.

With wisdom accrued over her 90-year life, Ursula K. Le Guin writes with astute insight on a smattering of topics that lesser writers would overlook.

No Time To Spare Review

September 29, 2022

Last summer, I volunteered at the Rosalinda Sauro Sirianni Garden, cleaning, weeding, watering, and harvesting plants that were to be sent to food banks around the community. There was a good amount of...

Campaigns against science and/or foreign art have a long and frankly terrifying history.

Opinion: A Dangerous Deficit

September 14, 2022

In 2020, when COVID-19 was first announced, a wave of pseudoscience rushed through the internet. From health gurus recommending plants like garlic, ginger, hot pepper, and lemon as healing medicines to...

Andrew Wang (left) and Eli Zemsky (right) carry Ben Quint (center) during an agriculture program at Penn State University over the summer.

A Quick Rewind

August 23, 2022

As a new school year begins, hundreds of NASH students are getting ready to return to class. But before starting to panic about the summer reading we all definitely read or the applications we have yet...

False irony has allowed a new wave of fascism to infiltrate the internet.

Opinion: It’s Not Just a Joke

May 31, 2022

With the growth of the internet has come a new wave of fascism, a phenomenon that has been noted by journalists, YouTube personalities, and authors alike. The increasing popularity of online authoritarian...

Aprils 30-day poetry challenge has inspired NAs young poets in their endeavors.

Two Paths, One Poem

April 27, 2022

In his poem “The Road Not Taken,” Robert Frost famously deliberated over two roads in a yellow wood, wondering which path he should take. This month, many students, faced with two prompts per day,...

As time goes on, practical effects have become more and more obsolete, rapidly being replaced by CGI.

A Vivisection of Visual Effects

April 18, 2022

Animatronics. Cardboard models. Makeup. All of these are deeply emblematic of the history of practical effects in movies, especially in science fiction and fantasy. Throughout television and movie history,...

The brutal and viscous realities of war stand at the forefront of Kuangs debut.

A Review of The Poppy War

March 31, 2022

Everybody knows that war is ugly. We are given stories like Saving Private Ryan and All Quiet on the Western Front that reveal the scars war leaves behind, and extensive studies on Post-Traumatic Stress...

The compulsive urge to search for bad news can at once cause and stem from anxiety.

All Gloom and Doomscrolling

March 10, 2022

It’s not an exaggeration to call the last few years horrible. Many factors contribute to this verdict—COVID-19 pandemic, a politically fraught atmosphere culminating in a contentious election in 2020...

Phrases like these can brush over a persons actual problem, and they can feel dismissive and insensitive.

Opinion: The Pitfalls of Positivity

February 23, 2022

When I was in middle school, I had an intense hatred towards the song “Happy” by Pharrel. It always seemed out of place in my middle school life, especially when I was struggling with mental health...

North Allegheny celebrates another year of love, appreciation, and candy hearts.

Be mine, Valentine

February 14, 2022

Valentine’s Day—a day for lovers, crushes, and panicking boyfriends that probably don’t have a gift planned yet. Still, the day has a long history of romance, so how is North Allegheny celebrating?  Some...

As in advertising, media corporations can easily take advantage of the current zeitgeist, all while seeming virtuous and well-meaning.

Opinion: An Insidious Illusion

February 8, 2022

Everyone knows the joke: Disney owns everything. From Marvel to Star Wars to the princesses that popularized the company, Disney seems to have a hand in almost every new piece of media. The company has...

Mitskis album, set to drop on February 4th, is as exciting as her new songs are enthralling.

“Love Me More” delivers poignant desperation

January 24, 2022

Mitski has always appealed to me as an artist. Her songwriting, singing, and music videos are all uniquely intimate, a view into her headspace performed in a blunt yet poetic manner. She expresses the...

It is essential to develop instructions and lessons on drugs that remain lasting and impactful.

Prevention Through Stronger Education

January 5, 2022

As I progress through high school, the semester of health classes I received in freshman year becomes more of a distant memory. Even the middle school anti-drug rallies fade in my mind, and many times,...

Jeremy Renner and Hailee Steinfeld star in a new and wonderful holiday production on Disney+.

Hawkeye Lands True

January 4, 2022

This article contains spoilers for Hawkeye and Avengers: Endgame. In the wake of Avengers: Endgame, many people, including me, were frustrated that Clint Barton, or Hawkeye, survived rather than Natasha...

The stigma those with Antisocial Personality Disorder face puts them in danger not only in their everyday lives but also in medical and judicial settings.

Still Human

December 1, 2021

The words “psychopath” and “sociopath” are strewn throughout the media, from factual accounts of serial killers to the fictional world of crime shows. Recall Silence of the Lambs, No Country for...

Writers use National Novel Writing Month to get as many words into a draft as they can in a demanding challenge to compose an entire novel in a single month.

50,000 Words. One month.

November 10, 2021

While some may think of November as the month of Thanksgiving break or the days when the chilly air turns into frosty mornings, many writers see the month as a different time. National Novel Writing Month,...

The supposedly haunted Blue Mist Road twists into the woods, full of mystery and unease.

Petrifying Pittsburgh

October 29, 2021

Urban legends are a staple in every city, warnings of closed roads and spaces under bridges taking new forms with every additional voice. Many of them are the only legacies of the mostly forgotten dead....

Mitski releases a new song and music video after two years of hiatus.

Mitski’s latest release cuts deep

October 19, 2021

I remember the moment like it was yesterday; singer-songwriter Mitski finally returned from her musical hiatus. I was eating lunch and scrolling through my phone, awaiting something interesting to catch...

In regard to our evolving understanding of gender, the Tokyo Olympics represented progress, but inequities remain.

Breaking the Binary

September 27, 2021

This past summer, the Tokyo Olympics hosted at least 160 LGBTQ+ athletes, and perhaps even more revolutionary, the first openly transgender athletes to compete in the Games. However, at the same time,...

Osamu Dazai (1909-1948) gives a piercing look into depression before the era of modern psychology.

A Review of No Longer Human

September 13, 2021

Trigger warning: This review contains discussion of depression, mental illness, and suicide. When I first read No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai in an attempt to expand my focus beyond American literature,...

Co-director Savannah Guzzi-Garber and social media and communications officer Madi Eschenbach discuss plans for the future of Gender Equality Series.

Females of the Future

September 1, 2021

Women in public office. Women in space. Women in sports. Promoting the breaking of gender barriers is taking place by women all around, even specifically by 23 females at North Allegheny. On March 8th,...

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