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

Brady Crow

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Brady Crow is a senior for the 2023-2024 school year.  He's a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Uproar this year and is excited for the opportunity to write and read many fascinating articles.  When not writing for the Uproar, Brady enjoys working at his church, going to the gym, and taking care of his pet lizard.

All content by Brady Crow
MENtal Health Month

MENtal Health Month

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 31, 2024

Unknown to most, June is recognized as Men’s Mental Health Awareness Month.  While this month is intended to raise awareness about a critically important cause, it often goes entirely ignored by both... (CC BY-SA 3.0 DEED)

Coyotes and Bears

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 8, 2024

As the weather warms and the skies clear, people emerge from their cozy dwellings to explore the Pennsylvania summer time. Between camping, summer camps, and hiking, the vast outdoors will become a second...

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Behemoths on the Big Screen

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 10, 2024

Among 2024’s first blockbuster hits, Godzilla X Kong: The New Empire had an enormous weight on its shoulders.  Following 2023’s Oscar award winning Godzilla Minus One from Toho Studios, the expectations...

Cryptozoology has captivated the imagination for centuries, and the mysteries of Earths cryptic creatures persist. (V-L-A-D-I-M-I-R on DeviantArt/CC BY-NC-ND 3.0 DEED)

Embrace the Enigmas

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 21, 2024

Students across the country are abundantly familiar with a variety of sciences offered in the public school system. Biology, chemistry, and physics are among the many fields of study regarding our natural...

In 1991, Lisa Nalepa (now AP Psychology teacher Mrs. Failla) enjoys the North Allegheny Senior Banquet aboard the Gateway Clipper.

Faculty Flashbacks

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 13, 2024

As the 2023-2024 school year marches toward graduation, NASH seniors are inevitably reflecting on the notable events and accomplishments of their final year.  They're not the only ones. It is not uncommon...

The Inner Circle interprets Phils perfectly accurate prophecy every year.

10 Fantastically Fun Facts for Phil’s Faithful Followers

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 2, 2024

Groundhog Day: a day of legend for many Pennsylvanians.  The ever-majestic Punxatawney Phil rises from his burrow to prophesy a forecast of unwavering accuracy, all while droves of adoring onlookers cheer...

Reaching for a Second Season

Reaching for a Second Season

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 29, 2024

Based on the popular novels of the same name by author Lee Child, Reacher can best be described as a classic American action story.  The story focuses on ex-military police officer, Jack Reacher (Alan...

In a world of adopt or shop, the third option of research animal ownership may encapsulate the best of both worlds.

From Lab to Lap

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 2, 2024

When adopting a family pet, most people are left with two choices: adopt or shop.  Animals bought from a pet store or breeder are often trained, have clear records, and are mentally well suited for domesticated...

A Monster of a Movie

A Monster of a Movie

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 12, 2023

Everyone’s favorite apocalyptic alligator of anarchy is back to causing havoc in theaters.  And this time, he’s back on his home turf. After a monstrous brawl of world-ending proportions back...

In the shining gleam of their CD toy, the chicks reflect on their experience in the enclosed art gallery vestibule in front of the NASH Main Office.

Happy Bird-Day

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 16, 2023

The NASH cafeteria is home to many different sounds: the excited call of hungry students, the scraping of plastic utensils on styrofoam trays, and the echo of locker doors slamming nearby. But recently...

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....

Day 31 - With soggy wings and a new color palette, the monarch butterfly has emerged to its final stage.  It will journey southwards for months, joining the rest of its kind in the butterfly forest.

The Butterfly Effect

Brady Crow and Ruby Morris October 19, 2023

The monarch butterfly migration is among the most vibrant, surreal, and awe-inspiring natural phenomena in the world.  Millions of glistening butterflies travel thousands of miles each year from all across...

While most lizards were comfortably exploring their tanks, some like this chameleon were just hanging out with their owners. The expo was surprisingly hands-on at many points as vendors would often allow visitors to hold their reptiles.

Scaly Sights

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 3, 2023

Fitness is an admirable goal, but the psychological challenges can prove to be steeper than the physical ones.

Body Dysmorphia in the Gym

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 25, 2023

Going to the gym is an increasingly popular pastime amongst teenagers.  The rise in downtime from Covid, the lack of alternative activities to enjoy, the many fitness influencers on social media, and...

Good Talk: Dr. Hyland

Good Talk: Dr. Hyland

Brady Crow, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2023

As our new superintendent, what changes would you most like to see implemented at North Allegheny? North Allegheny is a special place and a leading district in our region, so major changes are not...

See Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 in theaters now!

Once More with Feeling: A Review of Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3

Brady Crow, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

The Guardians of the Galaxy are ready to rock and roll back into theaters for their third and final outing. And I couldn’t be happier to proclaim that the highly anticipated Guardians of the Galaxy Volume...

Good Talk: Mr. Fellers

Good Talk: Mr. Fellers

Brady Crow, Staff Writer May 12, 2023

How did you find your passion for math? I found it when I was in middle school.  It was a combination of some things I was interested in, but it never came easily to me.  It was lots of hard work...

Over 100 faculty members arrive at NASH each morning in the hope of claiming their favorite parking spots.

Teachers of Habit

Brady Crow, Staff Writer May 8, 2023

As young drivers new to the road, many NASH students tend to land in the same parking spots every single day. Whether they park in the distant reaches of campus behind the tennis courts or just a few feet...

They may look adorable, but martens, once abundant in Pennsylvania, are fearsome hunters.

Return of the Marten

Brady Crow, Staff Writer April 14, 2023

Pennsylvanians may soon witness one of the greatest natural redemption stories in the history of the state's wildlife.  It’s the possible return of the marten. Martens, also known as American Martens...

The Baba Yaga returns.  See his action-packed redemption in theaters now.

Revenge Reloaded: A Review of John Wick 4

Brady Crow, Staff Writer April 11, 2023

When senseless thugs kill a retired assassins dog, all hell breaks loose in the criminal underworld.  John Wick (Keanu Reeves), a legendary hitman, retired his services after finding the love of his...

Is comedy just a source of entertainment? Or a coping mechanism for lifes shortcomings?

Opinion: Stand Up for Comedy

Brady Crow, Staff Writer March 14, 2023

South Park, the wildly popular adult animation comedy known for its dark humor, recently faced massive scrutiny from the royal couple, Prince Harry (the Duke) and Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle.  In...

A New Season of The Mandalorian

A New Season of The Mandalorian

Brady Crow, Staff Writer March 10, 2023

Classic movie genres, such as western and sci-fi, have commonly been regarded as polar opposites.  One revolves around simple plots, tension-filled duels, and historical technology.  The other contains...

Among the most loathed household insects, the centipede can keep the spread of other bugs at bay.

Bug Out?

Brady Crow, Staff Writer March 7, 2023

Spring is fast approaching, and when the snow thaws and icicles melt, a collection of peculiar creatures begins to hunt for new homes.  While they’re rarely welcomed in our suburban abodes, insects...

The Therapets soaked up the affection during their visit with NASH students in the auditorium foyer on January 27th and 30th.

Pet Project

Brady Crow, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

On an ordinary Friday afternoon, nothing stands in the way of a NASH high schooler getting his or her lunch.  Students rush through the halls, zip down the stairs, and excitedly rush to find their friend’s...

The small town of Punxsutawney, PA looms large each year on February 2nd, as its most famous resident emerges from hibernation to wield his predictive powers.

Self-Fulphil ling Prophecy

Brady Crow, Staff Writer February 2, 2023

Each year, on the morning of February 2nd, a celebrity groundhog named Phil emerges from his cozy burrow in Punxsutawney, PA to an eruption of applause from adoring fans.  Crawling around inquisitively...

Peeling Back the Layers of Glass Onion

Peeling Back the Layers of Glass Onion

Brady Crow, Staff Writer January 17, 2023

2019 was arguably one of the best years for contemporary cinema.  With massive titles such as 1917, John Wick 3, Us, Jojo Rabbit, and Avengers Endgame, the box office was booming as audiences flocked...

The Die Hard Debate

The Die Hard Debate

Brady Crow, Staff Writer December 21, 2022

In our era of controversy, political divide, and social struggle, one debate looms largest of all.  It has broken apart families and caused rifts between friends. It resurfaces every holiday season, creeping...

Eastern American Toads, like this one, hop around damp areas in western PA.

A Farewell to Frogs

Brady Crow, Staff Writer December 20, 2022

The balance of life is dependent on a group of extraordinary creatures that are rapidly disappearing from the globe.  Amphibian populations are plummeting at never before seen rates, and their extinction...

Rave Cinemas was once a lively hang out spot for teenagers.  Now, its nothing more than an eyesore.

Opinion: The Mundane Life of McCandless

Brady Crow, Staff Writer November 22, 2022

It seems nowadays that parents are all saying the same things to their kids. “Get off that phone and go do something.” “Stop just lying around.” "Aren’t you going to do anything today?”  The...

APUSH period 2

Haunted History

Brady Crow, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

Alexander Hamilton, Andrew Jackson’s pet parrot, a system of checks and balances, and a box of tea aren’t exactly costumes that the average high school student would consider wearing to a Halloween...

The costume selection at Spirit Halloween in theWexford flats only begins to hint at the array of phobias that the holiday plays on.

Fear Factors

Brady Crow, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

It’s that spectacularly spooky season again, the time when cobwebs are being strung up, horror movies are on every night, and young trick-or-treaters are searching for the perfect costume.  Halloween...

Marvel Studios took the cinematic world by storm with 2019s The Avengers: Endgame -- since then, however, the quality of the studios releases has suffered.

Opinion: Marvel’s Slippery Slope of Superhero Movies

Brady Crow, Staff Writer October 14, 2022

April 26th, 2019.  It felt as if the movie-viewing world was abuzz with excitement as Avengers: Endgame launched in theaters.  Casual viewers and hardcore fans of the Marvel Universe were on the edge...

Mental illness has long been misunderstood, but recent scientific developments point toward a more hopeful future for those who suffer.

The Monster that is Mental Illness

Brady Crow, Staff Writer October 4, 2022

When a person is sick, they take prescribed medication.  When they break a bone, they get fitted with a cast.  But when they suffer from mental illness, they risk becoming ostracized and treated as a...

Cobra Kai season 5 dropped on Netflix September 8th 2022.

Cobra Kai Season 5: Is it a Knock-Out?

Brady Crow, Staff Writer September 23, 2022

If you’re an avid Netflix watcher, (as almost everyone is nowadays), there’s a good chance you’ve seen or heard about Cobra Kai.  The hit drama/comedy/action series kicked its way onto screens in...

In Lancaster County, PA, a spotted lanternfly lands on a tree stump.

Spotted Lanternfly: PA’s Most Wanted 

Brady Crow, Staff Writer September 8, 2022

Picture this: you’re taking a leisurely stroll on a cool autumn morning.  The crisp breeze whips across your face, you admire the vibrant trees, and you can faintly hear the squeaks of squirrels gathering...

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