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

Lorenzo Zottoli

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer

Lorenzo Zottoli is a senior at NASH. This is his second year writing for the NASH Uproar. Lorenzo leads the NASH Make-A-Wish Club, alongside being the Vice President of the Young Democrats Club. Outside of school Lorenzo plays soccer for NASC, and enjoys volunteering in his community.

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NASH senior Jacopo Di Prato is one of the thousands of students not received Federal Aid this year.

The Cost of a Dream

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer April 4, 2022

As college decisions are released, students across the nation begin comparing costs and the different types of aid given to make their decision. Unfortunately, not all students have the same luxury...

Current Joys performing on February 5th at Union Transfer in Philadelphia.

One Man, Two Bands

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer February 15, 2022

Attending a concert only a few months ago sounded like a pipe dream, but recently it’s become a reality. Thanks to COVID-19 vaccine distribution and booster shots, in person concerts have been able to...

The North Allegheny Boys bowling team taking place in the Icebreaker Classic.

Spin Doctors

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer February 2, 2022

When you think of NA Sports, bowling is probably not the first sport that comes to mind, but the Boys' Bowling team is working on changing that. The team has joined the ranks as one of the perennial standouts...

Vile of the COVID-19 booster vaccination

Opinion: Booster Up

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer January 27, 2022

North Allegheny School District recently held an open booster clinic on Thursday January 20th, in the NAI Cafeteria. Giant Eagle took charge of administering the vaccine, with the Pfizer vaccine available...

Protesters lining up at the doors of the Capitol building after breaking through the  police barrier.

One Year Later

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer January 6, 2022

The United States of America has long upheld the title of “The most powerful nation in the world”, or at least we would like to think. On January 6th, 2021 the United States capital faced one the most...

At Last a Diagnosis

At Last a Diagnosis

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer November 22, 2021

As I walked out onto the soccer field, I was filled with excitement and pregame jitters. It was the first game of my senior season, and I was positioned at the point of our diamond -- center midfield....

Selena Williams (Cora) and LaTrea Derome (Milton) embrace in a scene during the musical.

A Review of Milton

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer September 29, 2021

The lights surround our main protagonist as he delivers his final line. The lights go down as the computer screens light back up with a cast bow. The viewer shuts their laptop, taking in the masterpiece...

Job postings hung up in the NASH Cafeteria trophy display.

We’re Hiring!

Lorenzo Zottoli, Senior Staff Writer September 2, 2021

While taking an ordinary trip to Ross Park Mall, shoppers may notice cut-out neon signs cluttered on the walls that read, “We’re Hiring." Some may even offer hiring incentives of an additional $200,...

Gavin Owen was one of many student-athletes this year to lift a 2021 WPIAL trophy following a canceled 2020 season.

Season of Titles

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer June 9, 2021

As the time clock clicks down to the final second, the buzzer goes off and an explosion of screams ensue. North Allegheny has just claimed their third and final WPIAL championship of the 2020-2021 school...

Over 600 flags planted by Boy Scouts Troop 81 over a field in Pittsburghs North Hills, honoring the lives of men and women who have died in combat.

In Memoriam

Lorenzo Zottoli May 30, 2021

As late May approaches each year, we grow closer to a day of remembrance, honor, and pride—Memorial Day. Beginning in the late 1800s, Americans have remembered the millions of lives lost in battle for...

NASH Junior Coleman Walsh presenting his own Ted Talk, Gifted

Straight Talk

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer May 10, 2021

After months of preparation, the North Allegheny TED Talk Club was able to meet in-person and hold their first TEDx student-run event. Due to COVID-19, it was one of the first in-person events held in...

A rural night sky, without suffering the effects of light pollution.

Light of Hope

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer April 11, 2021

Incredible new recent studies have shown that light pollution has been on a steady decline this past year due to worldwide lockdowns that occurred during the pandemic. Why is this so important, you may...

Music to Her Ears

Music to Her Ears

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer March 25, 2021

What got you into music? Ever since I can remember, music has always been a huge part of my life. Both of my parents are musicians and met at Duquesne University, where they played guitar. My parents...

Various assortment of social media applications that influencers use every day.

Stepping into the Spotlight

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer March 16, 2021

Growing up is a challenging time—a time to learn who you are while making honest mistakes and learning from them. But what happens when you go from being an everyday teen to being thrown into the spotlight? Teen...

Screengrab from the first 2021 Ted Talk Club meeting on 2/19/2020

Talk of the Town

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

North Allegheny’s TED Talk Club was halted due to recent pandemic complications and sat idle in the back burner of NAI teacher Mr. Hull’s mind for almost over a year. It was recently revived, however,...

The Parkland shooting took place three years ago, claiming the lives of 17.

More Than a Number

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer February 12, 2021

On February 14th, 2018 at 2:21 pm, within a span of six minutes, an active shooter at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida claimed the lives of 17 individuals. 14 of whom were students, and...

United States Capitol Building.

A Call To Action

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Earlier this month, over 25,000 men and women around the country received a call to action—a call to create a barrier to protect, withstand, and create a peaceful transition of power from former President...



Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer January 14, 2021

The days of young children only looking up to their parents may be a thing of the past thanks to various forms of social media influencers. Influencers have taken over popular online media platforms, such...

Chenega Village kids playing on the ice.  The Alaskan island has had no positive cases of COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic.

A World without COVID

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer December 17, 2020

Since last March, the unending media coverage of the pandemic would have us believe that COVID-19 has left no one's life unaltered. But for teenager Dasia Gall, life hasn't changed all too much this year. Dasia...

COVID-19 intertwines with TV

COVID-19 intertwines with TV

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer December 2, 2020

It's that time of year again when new seasons of our favorite TV shows return to the screen, but for some shows, there will be one noticeable difference: masks. With the COVID-19 spread on the rise...

People of all ages can watch ASMR videos to help them destress.

A Quiet World

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

After a long, stressful day, most kids, teens, and adults need an escape. One of the newest trends to help them relax is watching or listening to Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response-- or as it's more...

Point Park student Leia Christ crammed into a bunk bed to film one of the scenes in her own production.

Back on Set

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

"Lights, Camera, Action" is how the saying is supposed to go, but the recent pandemic has changed that. Across the world, film production came to an immediate halt in March of 2020. Luckily, as cases started...

Gracie Kate has enjoyed playing the banjo while self-quarantining.

An Instrumental New Hobby

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer October 15, 2020

In times of stress, teens commonly turn to many different outlets—some athletic and some artistic. The ongoing pandemic has left kids, teens, and adults isolated with nothing to do. Health experts have...

President Donald Trump & U.K. Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, have very different approaches to the virus outbreak.

Across the Pond

Lorenzo Zottoli, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

March 13th, 2020 was one of the last normal days before our lives became consumed with COVID-19, masks, and social distancing. The following days, weeks, and months would determine how soon our lives would...

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