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

Ava DiGiacomo

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer

A junior at NASH, Ava DiGiacomo is looking forward to being a staff writer for the The Uproar. Along with writing, she enjoys learning about politics, listening to music, and exploring the arts.

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This moving graphic novel tells a tragic story of American history.

Finding the Angel in the Enemy

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer March 20, 2023

In Honors English 3, North Allegheny students read the inspiring story of George Takei in the graphic novel They Called Us Enemy.  The novel encapsulates the trials and tribulations of navigating through...

A study done by the National Library of Medicine shows that 80% of women face an unmet need for feminine hygiene products and a high risk of pregnancy complications.

Pregnancy, Periods, and Prison

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer March 13, 2023

The issue of the treatment of women in prisons is one that affects many, yet is often not talked about enough. Reproductive health is neglected on a social and legal scale. In the past 50 years, the number...

The Oscar-winning film will make its debut on Broadway.

La La Land set to take Broadway

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer February 27, 2023

Winning six Academy Awards upon its theatrical debut in 2017,  La La Land instantly found favor with fans who loved its tale of love, dreams, and loss on the streets of New York City. Now, six years...

It is February 14, the day of love. We will see romance everywhere from shelves to screen. But what does love really mean to you?

Opinion: Lovesick

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer February 14, 2023

Valentine's Day, named after the Catholic patron saint of love, is a commercialized holiday that paints love, romance, and intimacy in a beautiful, shining light. Whether in gift shops, grocery stores,...

Though Fleetwood Mac formed in 1967, it was not until Christine McVie (top), Stevie Nicks, and Lindsay Buckingham joined in the 1970s that the band became an international sensation.

Written in the Stars

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer December 2, 2022

On November 30th, Christine McVie, the beloved member of the legendary rock band Fleetwood Mac, passed away.  McVie was an English musician, singer, and songwriter. While she is most famous for her...

We asked 15 NASH students to share screenshots of their Spotify Wrapped results, released yesterday.

All Wrapped Up

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer December 1, 2022


The Inward Journey

The Inward Journey

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Students in Honors Intro to Philosophy are shown the film Into the Wild as part of Unit 2: The Search for Ultimate Reality. Mr. Jamey Pirring, the philosophy teacher, pushes his students to find lessons...

On Election Day last Tuesday, fellow poll worker Joanie Foran and I represented the Franklin Park Democrats at the Franklin Park Baptist Church.

Voices of the Youth

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer November 10, 2022

As issues such as reproductive rights, climate justice, and marriage equality found themselves on the ballot this election, more and more young voters took their voices to the ballots and the streets with...

[Multimedia] The Examined Life

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

A Recap of The Bee

A Recap of The Bee

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer October 24, 2022

A group of talented NASH students put on a spectacular show this past weekend, captivating the audience and taking them on an emotional rollercoaster in North Allegheny's production of The 25th Annual...

NASH senior Rourke Kennedy registers to vote during lunch on Thursday.  The voter registration table was initiated by junior Collin Wang (right), with the help of seniors Zoe Ky (left) and Georgia Moniaga (center).

On the Ballot

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer October 21, 2022

As students entered their lunch periods yesterday they were greeted by a table filled with pamphlets about the upcoming election and voting registration.  As Pennsylvania becomes more of a political...

The NASH gym was packed for the 2022 Homecoming Dance.

A Look Back on A Stroll Through Paris

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer October 10, 2022

October 8th, the day everyone had been waiting for, has come and gone. As students got dressed up and had the time of their lives, it is safe to say that Homecoming 2022 was a success.  The anticipation...

Tessa Violet opens her show with a jaw-dropping entrance.

Up Close at Rise of the Phoenix

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

Flashing lights, extravagant costumes, and rhinestone-covered guitars were just a few of the splendors the audience saw on the stage of  Mr. Smalls Theatre at Tessa Violet’s Rise of the Phoenix tour...

Demonstrators on both sides of the abortion debate protest in front of the Supreme Court.

SCOTUS vs. Roe

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

On January 22nd, 1973, Roe  v. Wade  was passed into law, stating that a woman can receive an abortion until the point that a fetus is viable. On June 24th, 2022 -- nearly 50 years later -- the law was...

As the effectiveness of the SAT is increasingly questioned, more and more schools are adopting test-optional admission policies.

Opinion: A Standardized Scam

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer September 8, 2022

It’s six o’clock on a Saturday morning. After a long week of school, the only thing you want to do is smash the snooze button on your alarm and continue sleeping. However, today you are not so lucky....

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