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

Michaela Golik

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer

Michaela Golik is a junior at NASH, and it’s her first year writing for The Uproar. She enjoys dancing, spending time with her friends and family, painting, and writing. She loves filmmaking and aspires to be a director. When she’s not working or dancing, you can likely find her online shopping or daydreaming about traveling the world. 

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Summer is quickly approaching, so its time to incorporate some cheerful tunes into your playlists.

Summer 2021 Playlist

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer June 8, 2021

As the school year comes to a close, students are becoming increasingly eager to finally get to the long-awaited summer break. I've found myself listening to some of my favorite feel-good summer tunes...

Members of the NA Interact Club participated in a hike for polio on the NAI campus.

A Hike to Eradicate Polio

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer May 17, 2021

After members of the North Allegheny Interact Club heard the story of a Rotary member raising awareness for polio eradication, they were inspired to do the same.  On Thursday, May 13, members of the...

People are encouraged to donate childrens books that represent a wide range of cultures and backgrounds.

Turn the Page

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

After junior Samantha Podnar remembered an article she read about the lack of BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and people of color) characters in children’s books, she was inspired to organize the NA For Change...

People who suffer from depersonalization-derealization may feel disconnected from the current moment, as if they are an outside observer of their own life.

A Detached Reality

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer April 16, 2021

Imagine going through your day feeling as if you’re not connected to your own body or surroundings. You feel as if you’re just watching your life play out in front of you in a dream-like state, rather...

The 93rd Academy Awards will take place on April 25, 2021.

Oscars 2021: Best Picture Nominees

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer April 5, 2021

For only the fourth time in its history, the Academy Awards have been postponed from their usual February date. Due to COVID-19 precautions, the 93rd Oscars ceremony will now take place on April 25 at...

Greg Joseph (left) and Robert James (right) were honored with the North Allegheny Foundation 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award in the Arts category.

Distinguished Riffs

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer March 4, 2021

During a virtual ceremony in late January, the North Allegheny Foundation awarded graduates with the 2021 Distinguished Alumni Award. The award recognizes alumni who have made significant contributions...

People who suffer from eating disorders often feel trapped inside their constant desire to obtain a certain body weight and shape.

The Weight of the World

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer February 15, 2021

Eating disorders involve a range of psychological conditions that can cause the development of unhealthy eating habits. This mental health condition often starts with an obsession with food, appearance,...

Valentines Day is all about showing your loved ones how much they mean to you. You can get into the mood of the holiday by listening to these songs.

Valentine’s Day Playlist

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer February 13, 2021

Whether you look forward to Valentine's Day or you dread it, you can’t deny that there are countless iconic love songs to listen to on the holiday. To get into the lovey-dovey mood, I recommend listening...

Akindele at the WPIAL Team Championship on May 6, 2019

At Top Speed

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer February 8, 2021

Junior Lola Akindele stands out as a stellar runner on the NA Track and Field team. Her passion and drive fuel her to be her best and continue to work hard. Akindele has been participating in track...

photo by Michaela Golik

A Bond across the Generations

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer January 25, 2021

During these uncertain times, it's fairly common to feel helpless or confused, and everyone seems to grasping for every last bit of positivity they can find. Well, as one of NASH's newest student-led initiatives...

Holiday songs are an essential part of the season, and they all have unique stories.

The Meanings Behind Popular Christmas Songs

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer December 23, 2020

We’re all familiar with the classic Christmas carols constantly played on the radio, in stores, and in holiday movies. But do you know the true meanings and origins behind some of the most popular ones?...

The animated short film takes the viewers on a moving and painful emotional journey in a mere 12 minutes.

A Review of If Anything Happens I Love You

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer December 3, 2020

The transition to remote learning has, at least temporarily, eliminated the horror of school shootings from communities across America.  But agonizing memories can never be silenced, and the prospect...

This year, many Americans plan to stay home for the holidays.

Thanksgiving Activity Ideas

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer November 25, 2020

For many families this year, Thanksgiving plans look a little different. While celebrations may be scaled back in size, there are still ways you can have fun this weekend: 1. Schedule a Zoom call If...

Claire Shao and Abbey Swirsding emerged as the top doubles team for the Girls Tennis Team this fall.

Doubles Drive

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer November 16, 2020

This fall, Claire Shao and Abbey Swirsding became North Allegheny tennis’s top doubles pairing, showcasing their passion and talent for the sport. Shao, a senior, discovered her love for tennis when...

Friendship is important to the characters in The One and Only Ivan, as it is one of the few things they have.

A Review of The One and Only Ivan

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer November 9, 2020

The One and Only Ivan deals with multiple themes and stories that appeal to kids and adults alike. Released on Disney+ in August 2020, the film is based on the novel of the same name, written by Katherine...

The Disappearance of David Stone

The Disappearance of David Stone

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

La Jolla, California -- a place filled with endless days of sunshine, the sparkling blue Pacific, tourists, surfers, and the rich and famous. Certainly a place where no one would expect the sudden and...

Good music can make any chilly autumn day better.

Fall Playlist

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer October 8, 2020

Fall is, of course, a season of change, making it the perfect time to mix up your playlists to incorporate songs that are fitting for the season. 1. “House of the Rising Sun” by The Animals I’ve...

App development and coding are becoming increasingly important skills for young adults.

There’s a Club for That

Michaela Golik, Staff Writer October 5, 2020

Coding is an increasingly essential skill in the 21st century, and the extra-curricular scene at NASH has taken notice.  Among an abundance of new clubs this year is the App Development Club, sponsored...

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