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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

Grace Thomas

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer

Grace is a NASH junior for the 23-24 school year who loves writing about the questions she hears most. When she isn't writing or interviewing, she enjoys reading novels, rock climbing, and travelling to different National Parks across the country.

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A photo of the 2017 eclipse in totality.

Call it a Night

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer February 21, 2024

On April 8th, 2024, night happens twice in America. The second total solar eclipse visible in the U.S. of the 2000’s will be occurring, an incredibly breathtaking and rare event that will not occur again...

In Defense of Dark Skies

In Defense of Dark Skies

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

Our night sky is shrinking. 99 percent of Americans live under light polluted skies, ones becoming approximately 10.4% brighter per year in North America (with a world average brightness increase of 9.6%)....

From Sea to Shining Sea

From Sea to Shining Sea

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer January 18, 2024

Over the past six summers, I have had the privilege of visiting upwards of 40 national parks across the country. Although each one offers unique appeal, ten remain closest to my heart. My ratings below...

New JCL member Jaycee receives her bulla as an official welcoming into the club.

[Photo] Io, Saturnalia!

December 22, 2023

New JCL member Jaycee receives her bulla as an official welcoming into the club.

The Peregrine lunar lander, showcased in Pittsburghs Moonshot Museum.

Pittsburgh, Spacebound

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer December 12, 2023

Long trapped within its legacy as the city of steel, Pittsburgh is beginning to emerge as a pioneer of another field--space discovery. Originally scheduled for Christmas Eve, the Pittsburgh-created Astrobotic’s...

Yosemite National Park, California

[Photo] We Need to Get Out More

October 24, 2023

Yosemite National Park, California

Previous editions of VARIATIONS located outside of Mr. Rhineharts classroom.

Publish or Perish

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer October 4, 2023

VARIATIONS, NASH’s beloved literary and arts magazine, is returning from the dead. The last publication of VARIATIONS was sent out in 2020, and due to complications with the COVID-19 pandemic, no...

A shelf of classics in the NASH Library.

Opinion: Run for Cover!

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer September 21, 2023

To many teenagers, the mere words “classic literature” are enough to stir feelings of terror. Immediately, thoughts turn towards the flowery, incomprehensible ramblings of Shakespeare or Melville’s...

Juniors have said that one of the advantages of the NASH cafeteria is the spacious layout.

Food for Thought

Grace Thomas, Staff Writer September 7, 2023

Switching between school buildings is difficult for anyone, and mounting stress over the trials of junior year makes the transition to NASH all the more challenging for rising 11th graders. In transitions...

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