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

Claire Majerac

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor

Claire Majerac is a senior at NASH and is excited to be working as the Opinions Editor for The Uproar. She enjoys reading, trying new breakfast recipes in her kitchen, and making pros and cons lists with Michelle Hwang.

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Senior Jaida Copeland and junior Beck Thompson pet Marla the therapy dog.

The Ultimutt Treat

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor May 10, 2022

On Friday during all lunch periods, the sound “aww,” emanated from a crowd of NASH students seemingly hundreds of times. Why, you may ask? Therapy dogs were visiting during lunch time in the room next...

IQ tests often do not measure ones true ability to have classroom success.

Opinion: A Flawed System

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor May 2, 2022

When I was in elementary school, I was placed in classes for extra help in math.  I was never a good test taker, so my grades were not as high as my classmates' grades were. While I would like to say...

The NASH faculty will be producing a one-night only rendition of Grease on the evening before the last day for seniors in late May.

NASH faculty to put on staff musical in May

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor April 1, 2022

Unless one is new to the North Allegheny School District, it is no secret that NASH’s spring musicals are an annual triumph. The shows, which typically wrap up casting before the first month of the school...

NHS member Felipe Bergerman plays a competitive game of knockout with a Hosack student.

Hoops at Hosack

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor March 3, 2022

Every Tuesday and Thursday after school, echoes of laughter can be heard in the gymnasium and multi-purpose room of Hosack Elementary School. The playful sounds are due to an intramural sports league held...

Good Talk: Mrs. Stamp

Good Talk: Mrs. Stamp

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor February 1, 2022

How long have you been working at North Allegheny? I’ve been a school nurse for a long time, but this is only my second school year at NASH. I started in August of 2020. COVID was already happening...

From open-mindedness to the importance of routines, Wiests book lives up to its ambitious title.

3 Key Lessons (and 98 other great ones)

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor January 27, 2022

This year for Christmas, I wanted a book. So naturally, I went to the internet to find a good one. I started scrolling through my Instagram feed, looking for self-help books recommended by influencers....

Living around the world has positively impacted the way social studies teacher Mr. Maddix works with his students.

His Life is His Lesson

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor January 21, 2022

It's common for social studies classrooms to have world maps on their walls, but room 355 doesn't need one. Social Studies teacher Andy Maddix, who focuses on AP Psychology, AP US Government, and Honors...

The NA Rowing team at their Head of the Ohio regatta last spring.

The Crew Crew

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor January 11, 2022

When I was in sixth grade, my English teacher had a poster in her classroom that said, “There’s no I in TEAM,” with a photo of a boat full of rowers racing down a body of water. While my sixth grade...

DECAs coat drive collection center was in the NASH cafeteria foyer.


Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor December 6, 2021

The Wall Street Journal suggests that the average man should own three different coats. But some people, especially the homeless in our own community, do not even have one coat to get them through the...

The cast of Seinfeld poses during a comedic promotional photoshoot for the show.

Seinfeld Now, Sanity Later

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor October 19, 2021

Netflix has been on a roll, adding shows and movies to its lineup. With a new season of You coming out, the addition of Diana: The Musical, Titanic, The Holiday, and The Karate Kid, this October will make...

Teachers unions across the country have been influential, especially amidst the global pandemic.

A More Perfect Union

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor October 5, 2021

I can remember a group of teachers at Shaler Area School District going on strike for weeks on end in 2013, prolonging their summer. I got home from a day of fourth grade and overheard my parents discussing...

The swimming season at North Park ended with members bringing their beloved dogs to the pools.

Puppies for Pools

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor September 10, 2021

At North Park County Pool on September 6th, 2021, the sounds of laughter, excitement, and even barking could be heard from a mile away. The county pools held an event on the last day of the season in which...

This year, the seniors will go through the ups and downs of high school one final time.

Last One, Fast One

Claire Majerac, Opinions Editor August 30, 2021

Usually when I wake up on the morning of the first day of school, I’m giddy. A fresh start and a new year is something that I always look forward to. New clothes, new teachers, new subjects. It all excites...

Up Close: The Senior Luau

Up Close: The Senior Luau

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

The cast of Friends during their interview set to air May 27th, 2021.

The One With a New Episode

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer May 27, 2021

Friends, one of the most iconic sitcoms of the 90s, is back after nearly 20 years in their brand new episode, “The One Where They Get Back Together.” Set to air on May 27th, 2021, the new episode...

The Food We Waste

Claire Majerac, NATV May 24, 2021

A pharmacist from Giant Eagle fills up a vaccine with the Pfizer-BioNTech solution.

The Vaccine Scene

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer May 7, 2021

When she heard that COVID-19 vaccines were now available to students at NASH, senior Nancy Wilkins did not delay. “I think it’s definitely a good idea,” she said. "It’s a smart move for the...

Margaret Sanger helped to develop the first oral contraceptive in 1960.

The Good, the Bad, and the Birth Control

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Planned Parenthood is a widely controversial federation that provides all Americans with reproductive healthcare and educates them about topics of sex education that are often left out of teaching in schools....

Even though the pandemic is almost over, some people are still not wearing masks properly or at all.

The Finish Line

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer April 14, 2021

It’s a blisteringly hot afternoon in Newman Stadium during a track meet, and today, you decided to run the one mile race. You’re exhausted beyond belief, but there are still two hundred meters left...

Speak Up! / Ep4

Michelle Hwang and Claire Majerac March 25, 2021

Stem and Buds:   Song:  Monday by Free Arlo   And None Were Violent by Gloria Wang              

Safety precautions in the cafeteria have necessitated additional changes to policies during the lunch periods.

Dining at a Distance

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

After over a year of COVID-19 lockdown, high schools nationwide, including North Allegheny, are now phasing in full-time in-person learning. But as the NASH student population at school increases, safety...

The current $7.25 minimum wage in the U.S. has remain unchanged since it was set in 2009.

The Bare Minimum

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer March 9, 2021

On February 25th, the Senate Parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough rejected a Democratic push to institute a 15 dollar minimum wage increase by the year 2025 to President Biden’s current COVID relief...

Anemia is a disorder in which the body cannot produce enough healthy red blood cells, often leading to fatigue.

Got Iron?

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer March 3, 2021

With over a seventh of the world’s population struggling with iron deficiency, one would think that anemia would be a topic covered more frequently in health classes and in general. As it affects 1.62...

The Weeknd made Super Bowl halftime show history on Sunday.

A Review of The Weeknd’s Super Bowl Halftime Show

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer February 10, 2021

Before he was “The Weeknd,” Abel Tesfaye shoplifted food with two high school friends to survive. He conceded in an interview with the New York Times that he would even tell girls he loved them in...

Individuality is preached in our schools, but it takes a lot more than diversity quotes and 
TED Talks to cultivate originality.

The Struggle for Individuality

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

A recent poll by the Los Angeles Times showed that humans are more afraid of failure than they are of the supernatural, of spiders, and of being home alone. On a student level, fear of failure can be...

The insurrection at the Capitol on January 6th continued among flames.

America’s Ugly Stepsister

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

When I think of being in a cult, I imagine a group of people crowded around a fire, chanting about Satan and repentance. As you can see from the picture up above and from the events of January 6th, that’s...

Movie poster for Soul showing Joe Gardner on the way to the Great Before.

A Review of Soul

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer January 7, 2021

It was a cold night during winter break when my family and I sat down to watch Soul. Judging from the trailer, I was expecting it to be about just that. Soul and jazz music. What I wasn’t expecting was...

From wildfires to COVID vaccines, anything that could happen DID happen in 2020.

The 14 Most Important Events of 2020

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer December 22, 2020

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the entire year, 2020 has certainly been one we will never forget. There’s so much jam-packed into this year, it physically made my brain hurt to research this...

The uncertainty of school openings and the suddenness with which closures are announced can overwhelm students.

Reopening Our Troubles

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

Considering that COVID-19 cases are at an all-time high as of Monday, with 13.6 million in the United States alone, it's startling to consider that NASH almost resumed hybrid in-person learning this...

Activists rally in front of the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh earlier this year in support of the Period Products Bill.

The Problem with Periods

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

Imagine this: you go to the restroom in class one day and what you see on your underwear makes your eyes boggle. There’s a red stain. Not only have you begun your period, but you’ve bled through your...

The Cross Country team with their medals and trophy after winning the state championship on Saturday, November 7th.

First to the Finish

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer November 19, 2020

The course is never short for the North Allegheny Cross-Country Team, but the finish line this season held an extra special treat -- another shiny new state championship.  The Lady Tigers made team...

Judge Amy Coney Barrett was nominated to the US Supreme Court by President Donald Trump in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, DC on September 26, 2020. - Barrett was confirmed last month to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on September 18.

Fit for the Bench?

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

Girls, women, and members of the LGBTQ+ community across America are fearing for their rights with the recent confirmation of Justice Amy Coney Barrett.  Barrett's history makes many uneasy. Her involvement...

With Halloween just around the corner, kids across the country are scrambling for new and fun costumes.

7 Inspired Costume Ideas

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer October 30, 2020

Every year, kids across America struggle to come up with Halloween costumes that are easy, fun to pull off, and original. Have no fear this Halloween.  This year, The Uproar has compiled some costumes...

Tick Tock

Michelle Hwang and Claire Majerac October 29, 2020

Cross Country Head Coach John Neff gives a pep talk to his team before a practice.  The team is in pursuit another league championship and state title.

Their Personal Best

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer October 5, 2020

They've been called "cultish" by outsiders.  Their sport has been summed up in one blunt word: "death."  But they shrug off the labels year after after year, and even the current pandemic has not pulled...

With both hybrid learning and NACA, its more important than ever for student laptops to work.  When they dont, theres only one place to get help -- and theyre swamped.

Overwhelmed and Understaffed

Claire Majerac, Staff Writer September 18, 2020

Imagine this: you’re in the middle of a class, when all of a sudden, your laptop goes black and stops working. You tell your teacher and she sends you to the Help Desk. You walk to the second floor and...

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