The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

  • Scholastic Art & Writing Contest: Deadline for writing is December 6th. Deadline for artwork is January 6th. Stop by the GOAL Office, room 249A, for more information.
  • DECA is collecting new or clean, gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves from Monday, November 15th - Monday, November 29th. Donations may be placed in the collection bins located in the vestibule or in front of the main office. All donations benefit Pittsburgh’s Outreached Arms to help those in need.
The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

Kara Mihm

Kara Mihm, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Kara Mihm is a senior on The Uproar. She enjoys swimming and running, especially the pasta parties that are included. When not in school or participating in sports, you can find her online shopping with the money from her minimum-wage lifeguarding job. She is very excited about her second year of writing for the school newspaper.

All content by Kara Mihm
The All Too Well short film arrived with the re-recording of her album Red.

NASH Interprets All Too Well

November 17, 2021

Amid Taylor Swift reclaiming her music and re-recording her first five albums, she dropped a major bomb last Friday, setting the media world aflame. After releasing her short film, All Too Well, which...

Evan Mehalov, Ryan Manderbach, and Nick Roble have mastered the highs and lows at Happy Valley.

For the Besties, it’s all about authenticity

November 11, 2021

Tongues out, hips popped, and wrists bent, the Besties of Penn State have slo-mo’d their way into the hearts of over 145,000 TikTok fans.  Starting as a video journal to document the reality of college...

Sports Swap!

October 19, 2021

Harry Styles Love on Tour proved to be worth the 15-month wait.

“Love on Tour” visits Pittsburgh

October 18, 2021

The best things come in small packages. A compact black box labeled “soft goods,” to be exact. Crouched inside was a six-foot, suspender-clad British man, who emerged on stage last Thursday evening...

Each morning at the strike of 7:23am, the Attendance Office is booming with late students -- and Mrs. Fenton is there to greet each one of them.

From the First Bell to the Last

September 21, 2021

In the early-morning hours, one might convincingly argue that the most happening place in the school is tucked in the corner of the main office. Inside resides a certain someone whose familiarity with...

Rack of vintage coats and dresses

[Photo] A Morning at The Neighborhood Flea

September 22, 2021

Rack of vintage coats and dresses

After his second fourth-place finish at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Andrei Minakov lay paralyzed in pain and disappointment.

One Step from the Podium

September 13, 2021

“Almost.” That fatal word described the performance of 339 athletes at the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. The blink of an eye or the fraction of an inch separated the top world medalists from the empty-handed...

Ready, Set, Jump!

Ready, Set, Jump!

August 31, 2021

How did you get started playing volleyball? Everyone in my family played. My mom played in college and then continued her career on the National Team. When my brother started to play, my sisters wanted...

Good Talk: Mr. Salopek

Good Talk: Mr. Salopek

August 26, 2021

  Growing up, what was your dream job? Have you always wanted to be an assistant principal? My dream job was always to be a teacher. I didn't know what I wanted to teach or where I wanted to...

Good Talk: Mr. Bozzuto

Good Talk: Mr. Bozzuto

June 4, 2021

What were you like during high school? I was a scholar-athlete, played three sports, and was very confident in what I did. I played football, and I wrestled. I played basketball, not on a school team,...

In the long run, trying to keep up with every fashion trend is not worth it.

The Trouble with Trends

May 20, 2021

Falling victim to the glory of Pinterest, I often find myself wanting to buy a new wardrobe at least once a month. Rash decisions with my money usually end up with a specific piece of clothing hanging...

TigerThon was able to fundraise to fight against pediatric cancer, even in such an uncertain year.

No Child Fights Alone (even during a pandemic)

May 17, 2021

Senior TigerThon captains Jordan Richards and Matt Turzai spent last Saturday pulling together an event that they weren't even sure would happen just two weeks ago.  "Despite the short amount of time...

Sports broadcaster Randy Gore (pictured left) has supplied North Allegheny with play-by-play updates for over ten years.  Seated to the right is color commentator Rick Meister.

The Randy Gore Story

April 30, 2021

In a world where sports figures are placed on pedestals, every athlete aspires to hoist the winning trophy. Whether recreationally or competitively, the promise of teamwork, accomplishment, and pride draw...

What’s in a Name?

April 12, 2021

How He Rolls

How He Rolls

April 6, 2021

What inspired you to get started in bowling? Well, I used to watch a lot of PBA bowling on my phone when I was younger, and one person that stood out to me was Jason Belmonte, one of the best PBA players...

Survivors Stories

Survivors’ Stories

March 29, 2021

As the number of living Holocaust survivors continues to dwindle, the importance of sharing their stories has only grown with time. On April 8th, the annual celebration of Yom HaShoah will mark the...

A.W. Beattie, the northern regional vocational school,  fosters educational growth through 20 different programs.

On the Job

March 18, 2021

It's common for high school students who are mapping out their career goals to ask themselves,  “What next?” For many, the answer is college, where an estimated one in three students will change...

NASHs foods classes teem with male students who are learning that the importance of life-long cooking skills has nothing to do with gender.

Towards a Less Split Kitchen

March 3, 2021

Brace yourself for news that might be scandalously controversial: barbequing is not equivalent to cooking. Sure, the definition of cooking is the act of preparing food for consumption, and barbequing...

Celebrate your fondest memories with your partner by writing them a love letter this weekend. It doesnt have to be long; in fact, it could be tiny.

Tiny Love Stories of NASH

February 12, 2021

Inspired by Tiny Love Stories published by the New York Times, we encouraged students and teachers at NASH to submit narratives of their own in fewer than 150 words. In the spirit of Valentine's Day, here...

Infantilizing the Elderly

Infantilizing the Elderly

January 20, 2021

My grandmother, who was 91 when she passed, was everything but helpless, naive, and cute, which are all words that are used to describe a baby. She had lived through the Great Depression, presided as the...

In acknowledgement of racist stereotypes, Clevelands baseball franchise has agreed to change its name.

The Name of the Game

January 4, 2021

Bid farewell to the Cleveland “Indians,” as the announcement of a new name has been officially released.  Since 1915, when the team's name changed from the Naps to Indians, years of protest have...

NA senior Lizzy Groetsch has been a dominant force on the basketball court since she first started playing in middle school.

She’s Called to Compete

December 2, 2020

From size-three yellow hightops to size-nine Nikes, senior Lizzy Groetsch has spent her life on the basketball court. Ever since her debut in second grade, Groetsch has made major strides on and off the...

On platforms such as Instagram, Snapchat, Twitter, and TikTok, access to an inside view of our peers lives is remarkably easy.

In Case You Missed It

November 19, 2020

Each week as Friday approaches, my mind maps out all the friends I can hang out with and all the events that I can attend over the upcoming weekend. From the moment school ends on Friday afternoon, I find...

A pandemic is clearly an inopportune time for teachers to change how they weigh test grades.

In Defense of Total Points

November 5, 2020

The year 2020 has been stressful enough.  Despite the drastic challenges of a pandemic and a divisive and disputed election, students still have to push through and continue to fulfill our academic obligations.  When...

TigerThon hosted a drive-thru trick or treat fundraiser on the NASH campus last Saturday.

Costumes for the Cause

November 4, 2020



October 27, 2020

How long have you been playing football? I have been playing for seven years—since 3rd grade. Who inspired you to start playing? My dad. As I was growing older, getting into college became more...

While sports are important, they must not become a students only focus.

Our Better Half

October 22, 2020

The balancing act of juggling sports and an education gets tiring, especially when a student tries to incorporate a social life into the mix. The thin line that distinguishes a healthy balance from an...

Substituting animal-product with fruits and vegetables is a staple in the vegan diet.

Tough Enough for Tofu

October 14, 2020

Veganism -- the one trend that I sworn to never partake in. It seemed outlandish and entirely unnecessary to deplete my body of needed nutrients and proteins that I thought only animal products supplied....

Dietz turning off the last wall; racing to finish her 100 breaststroke.

[Photo] An Early Calling

October 12, 2020

Dietz turning off the last wall; racing to finish her 100 breaststroke.

North Allegheny community members displaying their support for the Black Lives Matter movement at the Caravan for Change organized by NA For Change.

Changing Sides

September 22, 2020

Since its founding last spring, NA for Change has remained steadfast in its commitment to “educate friends and families about structural inequalities and propose solutions,” as their Instagram account...

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