The Uproar

Mia Capretta

Mia Capretta, Staff Writer

Mia Capretta is a senior at NASH. She loves English class and creative writing. Mia is a part of the chorus and is planning on attending Duquesne University to study psychology after she graduates.

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Released only last week, the NA Chorus program's YouTube performance of

In (Remote) Harmony

May 5, 2020

At over 11,000 YouTube views only a week after its release, the NA Chorus's virtual ensemble performance of the Grammy-winning song "Baba Yetu" was all the more impressive in light of the challenges Choral...

A Brand New Canvas

A Brand New Canvas

April 10, 2020

If someone would have told me last year that 2020 would begin with the world completely shutting down due to a life-threatening virus, I would have laughed. There's no way to prepare for times like this....

Wednesday morning's six-car pile-up delays student commutes

Wednesday morning’s six-car pile-up delays student commutes

March 13, 2020

On Wednesday morning, NASH was buzzing with stories about a car wreck unlike any most students had ever seen before. A 6-car pile-up took place at 6:40 AM on March 11th in fron of the Rt. 19 McDonald's...

Mike Drop

Mike Drop

February 25, 2020

The tributes line up under the blinding lights. They scan each other up and down, evaluating the competition. The cannons fire and the bloodbath begins. No, it's not The Hunger Games but the 2020 Democratic...

The Toll of the Coronavirus

The Toll of the Coronavirus

February 5, 2020

In 1820, the United States was hit with the Yellow Fever, taking the lives of 50 percent of its victims. In 1920, the entire world lost over 1,000,000 lives to the Spanish Influenza. Towards the end of...

Is it too Late?

Is it too Late?

January 29, 2020

As adulthood quickly approaches me, I have become conscious of whether or not I am becoming too old for certain things. At this point in most young adults’ lives, different hobbies have already been...

Bound for the Beach, Diploma in Hand

Bound for the Beach, Diploma in Hand

January 26, 2020

As the end of senior year approaches, the lives of NASH seniors are getting more eventful by the minute. Everyone can feel the anticipation for the spring season. Some of our seniors are counting down...

The Benefits of Sports

The Benefits of Sports

January 13, 2020

I, a senior in high school, have never been a member of a real sports team. While this is sad and slightly unbelievable, it has taught me a substantial amount about why I believe every child should play...

Wait, Santa isn't Real?

Wait, Santa isn’t Real?

December 19, 2019


On Wednesday, Mr. Greenleaf's Law and Justice classes had the rare opportunity to witness the proceedings of a murder trial in the Allegheny County Courthouse.

From Classroom to Courtroom

November 14, 2019

When murder trials are the subject of lessons in social studies class, the learning typically takes place with a textbook in hand. But yesterday, the Law and Justice classes witnessed such a trial firsthand. On...

The Counselor's Office

The Counselor’s Office

October 31, 2019

When most teenagers think of how they want to spend their last few years in high school, it's no secret that the Counseling Office isn’t really a place that is a part of that vision. The school counselors...

Reset Button

Reset Button

October 25, 2019

Last Thursday, if you made it to school on the hectic PSAT day, you most likely took the intimidating screen time survey. The goal of this survey was to help promote a healthier way of using our on-hand...

(L-R) Ava DiMartino, Emma Sula, Dylan Noker, Henry Mokube, Josh Truesdell, and Sarah Johns anxiously scan the spring musical callback list posted on September 27th.

Clamor for Callbacks

October 4, 2019

The suspense came to an end last Friday.  Those lucky enough to break through the mass of musically inclined students that have been clogging the art hallway for the past week may have noticed an intimidating...

I met up with NASH senior Holly Dougherty in AP Art to take a closer look at her amazing work. In the slides that follow, Holly tells me a little bit about her inspiration.

Look At This!

September 20, 2019

The NA experience can be ruthless, especially if class rank is the aim.

Tough Competition

September 10, 2019

Everyone has heard the saying “competition breeds excellence” at one point in their life. It is almost a part of human nature to strive to be the best among your peers. But is it healthy to be surrounded...

Puppies of Pittsburgh

Puppies of Pittsburgh

September 3, 2019

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