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

All content by Maddy Arluna

[Photo] Where It All Started

Thomas Thirkell, Staff Writer May 22, 2024

Prom dresses hang on display at Davids Bridal at The Block at Northway.

Prom Dress Dues

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2024

Prom night. A night many high school students have been looking forward to since the beginning of their schooling years. For many, it’s a chance to dress to the nines in a lavish gown to feel as confident...

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In the Thick of It

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer March 4, 2024

The NHL season is nearing the home stretch and the Penguins are once again on the outside looking in. Their roster boasts elite talent and season veterans, but they just can’t seem to stay consistent....

Morp Mania

Morp Mania

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer February 1, 2024

With Morp approaching on February 3rd, students are preparing their plans for the big weekend. While Morp is typically a smaller event than Homecoming, NASH students still take their plans very seriously....

From Underestimated to Unstoppable

From Underestimated to Unstoppable

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer December 8, 2023

--October 28, 2023-- “Winner will be: Central Catholic. The Vikings are loaded with talent on offense and defense and don’t appear to be lacking in any area. You need two hands to count the future...

The North Allegheny holiday break was a four-day weekend this year.

Time Off or Time Lost?

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer November 28, 2023

With Thanksgiving break now behind us and Christmas break quickly approaching, it’s time to get excited about the holidays. However, those breaks prompt an important question: do longer holiday breaks...

As probably every NASH students know, Sheetz offers nourishment at the touch of a finger, anytime, any day.

Sheetz Food Review

Lauren Lentz and Maddy Arluna November 15, 2023

Open 24 hours and 365 days a year, Sheetz is one of the most popular gas stations/convenience stores in Pennsylvania. Whether it is the place students stop on the way home from school to get a quick bite...

For juniors at NASH, gym is a whole new experience.

Welcome to Gym

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer October 26, 2023

When you think of high school gym class, you probably think of rope climbing and pacer tests. At NASH, juniors get to take a dip in the pool for the swimming unit, find their zen in the yoga unit, push...

Best of the NASH Cafeteria

Best of the NASH Cafeteria

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

Every NASH student has their opinion on the cafeteria food. As a senior, I've been eating the cafeteria food for over a year, so without further ado, here's my take in ascending order.  Pasta Bar Okay,...

Tiger Quarterback Logan Kushner celebrates a touchdown over the Rams last Friday night at Newman Stadium.

A Storied Rivalry

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer September 30, 2023

Picture this: A stadium packed to the brim with passionate fans, each repping their teams colors, voices roaring in unison. This is exactly how it looks anytime North Allegheny battles Pine-Richland in...

A Season of Vacations

A Season of Vacations

Maddy Arluna, Senior Staff Writer September 5, 2023

Here are two words you haven't heard for a few weeks: summer vacation! Nonetheless, memories from the summer of 2023 are not likely to fade anytime soon.  In fact, it's often the case that students...

Attending a Pirates game is one of the many fun things you can do during the summer!

Summer in the ‘Burgh

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer May 24, 2023

With the warm weather finally here, there are countless activities to do in Pittsburgh or around the surrounding areas. Here are some must-do activities this summer! ****** PITTSBURGH ZOO AND PPG AQUARIUM  No...

Many thrift stores have a wide variety of options for their buyers.

Opinion: Sustainable Style

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer April 10, 2023

When people think of thrifting, most dwell on the negative traits associated with it. Many believe that thrifting means questionable clothing quality for those with lower incomes; however, thrifting is...

The 2023 March Madness Bracket

And Then There Were Four

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer March 27, 2023

64 teams. One goal. The national championship in mens' college basketball. It’s March Madness, and the Final Four is now official: Florida Atlantic, UConn, San Diego State, Miami. One of the biggest...

Good Talk: Mrs. Fenton

Good Talk: Mrs. Fenton

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer March 3, 2023

Where are you originally from? I grew up in the North Huntingdon area. When did you first start working at NA? I started working at Marshall Elementary in 2011. What do you think is the most...

Bucs Hope to Bounce Back

Bucs Hope to Bounce Back

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer February 10, 2023

Baseball is back... almost. On February 20th, the entire Pirates squad will report to Bradenton, Florida for spring training. There are a lot of familiar faces heading down to Florida in February.  The...

Halfway Through

Halfway Through

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

The second semester is upon us. With the first semester ending on Friday, January 13th, January 17th sees the start of new semester classes for many students, and many students have lunch periods that...

Long-Distance Love

Long-Distance Love

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer January 10, 2023

Long distance relationships⁠--a phrase that provokes a challenge. A long-distance relationship is a romantic relationship between two people who live far apart and are unable to meet frequently. For...

A Very Pittsburgh Christmas

A Very Pittsburgh Christmas

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer December 23, 2022

It’s Christmas time in the city. From thousands of lights to giant trees, Pittsburgh's Christmas decorations are must-sees. Easily home to some of the most iconic Christmas decorations in Pittsburgh,...

During the 2020-21 school year, students had a nice break in the middle of the week.

Opinion: Wellness Wednesdays Revisted

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer November 3, 2022

So, who remembers Wellness Wednesdays?  During the 2020-21 school year, North Allegheny introduced the policy that every Wednesday was a break from in-person learning. Some classes met online at the...

The Penguins playing the LIghtning on October 15th via Chaz Palla

Pumped for the Pens

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer October 20, 2022

Attention everyone, Penguins hockey is back. The team ended their 21-22 campaign in heartbreaking fashion, a 4-3 overtime game 7 loss to the New York Rangers. But that was on May 15th, which was 151...

Streets remain flooded throughout Florida

The Devastating Effects of Hurricane Ian

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

Florida is in shambles. Literally. On September 19th, a tropical wave formed just a little east of the Windward Islands. This minor disturbance would soon become major, turning into Hurricane Ian....

Steelers Woes

Steelers Woes

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer September 30, 2022

Well, it’s been a rocky start to the season for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They’re currently 1-2, and in 3rd place in their division. Their only win was in overtime against the Cincinnati Bengals, with...

As fall settles in, the days gradually start to get shorter, a sure sign that the free and easy days of summer have once again passed.

Summer Lovin’

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer September 22, 2022

Bad news, everybody.  Summer is over. Four seasons. Luckily living in Pittsburgh we get to experience all four of them, sometimes in the same week. Don’t get me wrong, I appreciate all of the seasons,...

The Dash for the Dress

The Dash for the Dress

Maddy Arluna, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

While North Allegheny’s Homecoming Dance, "Stroll Through Paris," is scheduled for October 8th, many NASH juniors and seniors are already searching for the perfect dress. With so many dress options to...

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