The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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Jordan Atkins

Jordan Atkins

Jordan Atkins is a senior at NASH. She shows her Tiger pride every year on the school's varsity swimming and diving team. When not in the water, you can find Jordan teaching at Gymkhana Gymnastics or helping lead her church's elementary and middle school level youth programs. Politics are her thing, and she is very passionate about them. One day she will travel the world, but until then, you can catch Jordan in the halls of NASH.

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Unlike any other year in recent history, 2020 has exposed the cracks that lie just beneath the American facade.

This is 2020’s America

Jordan Atkins, Assignments Editor September 21, 2020

This year has been tough—a lot has been thrown at us. 2020 has shed light on problems that most Americans didn't realize are as bad as they actually are. Here is a look at five.

Millennial and Gen Z fashion and style are awash in luxury brands, such as Gucci, Tommy Hilfiger, Louis Vuitton, Invicta, Rolex, Supreme, Champion, and Yeezy.

Yuppies 2.0

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer May 7, 2020

Madonna knew the truth when she sang, “We are living in a material world.” It was especially true in the 1980s, when her hit single “Material Girl” was released. It was the decade of the "yuppie,"...

Gov. Wolf decided that wine and spirit stores are unnecessary, and, therefore, temporarily closed them.

Pennsylvania’s Prohibition

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer April 10, 2020

In desperate and anxious times under a nationwide state of emergency, the lack of a coherent and unified national policy has led to confusion and potential trouble, as neighboring state can have very different...

5 Netflix Recommendations

5 Netflix Recommendations

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer March 30, 2020

One Day at a Time (TV-PG) This Netflix original is a modern version of the classic 70's sitcom of the same name by Norman Lear. This time around, the show focuses on Penelope Alvarez and her Cuban-American...

This picture collage shows some of the small items and experiences that can easily be taken for granted. For someone else, these things are a privilege they will never know.

Privilege In All Colors

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer March 6, 2020

It's hardly an academically legitimate source, but Urban Dictionary does have a way of cutting right to the point, as the site's definition of white privilege demonstrates: “subtle societal advantages...

At a time when America appears to be making great strides in social justice, President Trumps decision to award Rush Limbaugh the Presidential Medal of Freedom felt like an insult.

The Disappointment at the State of the Union

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer February 25, 2020

“If any race should not have guilt about slavery, it’s Caucasians.” That is a quote directly from Rush Limbaugh, recent recipient of the nation's highest civilian honor, The Presidential Medal...

Although the United States Sexual Education programs have greatly improved in the past century, there is a lot of progress that still needs to be made.

Let’s Talk About Sex (Education), Baby

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer February 11, 2020

In the spirit of February, a month of romance, it's worth asking a blunt and probably embarrassing question: How much do teens really know about sex? High school sex education tends to be nightmarish...

2020 Travel Bucketlist

2020 Travel Bucketlist

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer January 26, 2020

EdgeWalk (Toronto, Canada) Live life on the edge and walk the full circle around Toronto's CN Tower. In this hands-free attraction, you can walk and lean off the 336-meter high platform. This attraction...

2019 Memories

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer December 20, 2019

400 Years

400 Years

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer December 20, 2019

Dining Around DC

Dining Around DC

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer December 9, 2019

Nando's At the South African-inspired restaurant, Nando’s Peri Peri Chicken, the first recognizable trait is its beautiful interior design, which is colorful and bright. The food was terrific...

Joe Kwaczala, NA 04, went from writing pretty bad humor pieces for the NASH school newspaper to performing his jokes on the big stage for Comedy Central.

Funny, Famous, and From Here

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer November 24, 2019

It’s not uncommon for North Allegheny grads to go on to successful careers out of college, but 2004 alumnus Joe Kwaczala might be hard to top. Earlier this month, Kwaczala’s stand-up comedy show...

The glass at the first-floor entrance to NASH may offer welcome natural light, but it also poses a safety risk that has led the district administration to agree to an upcoming renovation.

Safety Sacrifices

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer November 8, 2019

It's been a running joke among students and staff, probably since 1974 when NASH was built, that the building has precious few windows.  But soon it could have fewer -- and for good reason. In August,...

In his first speech to Congress in 1996, Elijah Cummings recited a poem by Dr. Benjamin Mays that continues to resonate.

Just a Minute

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer November 6, 2019

On the 17th of October, America lost a political powerhouse and a champion of civil rights, Representative Elijah Cummings. Cummings had humble beginnings. His parents were both sharecroppers, and...

Following the 2018 murder of Botham Jean, the sentencing of former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger raised issues of race and violence that continue to divide America.

A Case Not Soon Forgotten

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer October 29, 2019

On September 6, 2018, a little over a year ago, Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fatally shot an unarmed African-American, Botham Jean, in his apartment at the building where they both lived. Guyger...

Movie Review: Tall Girl

Movie Review: Tall Girl

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer October 29, 2019

The movie, Tall Girl, directed by Nzingha Stewart, is about -- you guessed it -- a tall girl in high school. While the name leaves little to the imagination, this Netflix original movie has more to it...

Shielding teenagers from mature content in shows that depict teenage life only does more damage.

Rated M for Mature

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer October 2, 2019

Raising children today could not be more different than in past eras. The world keeps changing, and the teenagers today are dealing with completely different circumstances than their parents dealt with...

South American Exchange

South American Exchange

Jordan Atkins, Staff Writer September 8, 2019

What are three things you want to accomplish in your life? First thing is being an exchange student, and I'm doing right now. Second, I want to be successful and independent in what I will do in my life....

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