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.
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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

Michelle Hwang

Michelle Hwang, Features Editor

Michelle Hwang is a senior at NASH and the features editor for The Uproar. She enjoys reading, so if you happen to have any book recommendations, please send them her way. And if you happen to have spare slices of pecan pie lying around, send those her way too. She really likes pecan pie. She also likes making pros and cons lists with Claire Majerac. Not about pecan pie though. There are no cons to pecan pie.

All content by Michelle Hwang
Membership retention is the key challenge for small clubs, some of which have had to stop meeting altogether.

The Small, the Fragile, and the Defunct

November 19, 2021

Ever heard of the Bluegrass Club?  Anime Club?  Sushi Club? No?  You're not alone.  Those one-time clubs are, alas, no more. At North Allegheny Senior High School, a few key names come to mind...

Coach John Neffs commitments to students after school are enormous, as he oversees two of the largest organizations at NA, the Cross-Country and Track and Field Teams.

It’s Not about the Money

November 8, 2021

It’s 7 PM on a Monday night. Outside of NASH, the stillness of the parking lot stands in stark contrast to the frenzied mayhem that took place just five hours prior. However, in the midst of the mostly...

Charter schools are legal in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Pennsylvania is one of those states, and the Environmental Charter School is one such example in our community.

Charter Schools: What are they and why are they so controversial?

November 5, 2021

Few topics unite and tear policymakers apart like the topic of charter schools.  Staunch advocates and opponents of charter schools exist across party lines. Former President Trump and his appointed...

Netflix original TV show Squid Games has topped charts for weeks. But is it really as good as the numbers say it is?

Despite its popularity, Squid Game falls short

October 25, 2021

Since its premiere on September 17th, Squid Games has reached number one in 91 of the countries Netflix is available in. Now, it is Netflix’s most-watched original TV show with over 111 million views...

NASHs auditorium has been met with an onslaught of Devious Licks, shown by the missing arm rests.

Senseless Prank, Steep Price

October 11, 2021

Sit in one of NASH’s auditorium chairs and there’s a chance that your elbow will meet cold black metal instead of the classic polished wood of the armrest. Looking around the rest of the auditorium,...

Unknown to many NASH students, the buildings greenhouse usually sits empty and unused in the southwestern corner of the third floor.

Toward a Greener Education

October 4, 2021

Approximately a decade years ago, students, parents, and educators realized how quickly the world was changing. Silicon Valley was on the rise, innovation was king, and schools grew conscious of the way...

A Summer of Climate Catastrophes

September 23, 2021

Besides the ongoing global pandemic, the summer of 2021 was different from previous summers in that natural disasters dominated the news. There were flash floods in Germany and Belgium, wildfires throughout...

20 Years Ago

20 Years Ago

September 10, 2021

The first day of the 2020-2021 school year seems like just yesterday, but we are already at then end of  another school year.

The Look of Next Year

June 8, 2021

Last September, students and faculty alike walked into NASH with little idea on what the coming school year would bring. There were periods of isolation and confusion, of rapid change, and towards the...

On their last day of school, North Alleghenys seniors were given one last chance to party as high schoolers.

2021 Senior Send Off – A Review

June 7, 2021

By 6:45 pm last Friday, Newman Stadium was populated by tattoo booths, outrageous balloon hats, badminton nets, and a horde of Hawaiian shirts. No, some superior being had not transported an entire carnival...

Speak Up! / Ep6

June 4, 2021

In America, teaching is a thankless job. Educators work long hours preparing children for the future, yet receive very little appreciation.

America’s Rotten Apple

May 6, 2021

It's Teacher Appreciation Week across the U.S., as it is this time in May each year.  But what ails the profession needs a cure much stronger than a week of gratitude. The backbone of a successful...

Speak Up! / Ep5

April 23, 2021

Teenage girls, the demographic represented by this image, are often underestimated.

The Power of Teenage Girls

April 22, 2021

Dear Society, It’s time we take teenage girls seriously. It often seems as if the teenage girls’ touch leaves a residue of frivolity and insignificance behind. Anything we like is deemed as either...

Speak Up! / Ep4

March 25, 2021

Stem and Buds:   Song:  Monday by Free Arlo   And None Were Violent by Gloria Wang              

NA pays for more Securly

NA pays for more Securly

March 22, 2021

North Allegheny’s IT staff are no strangers to heavy workloads. Every week, the department deals with troublesome situations, which may include cyber bullying alerts, a self-harm warning, or even a sexual...

Students and staff from the International Womens Day event participate in the #ChooseToChallenge, an oath students take to call out inequality..

International Women’s Day brings students and staff together

March 11, 2021

In a discussion that went more than an hour over the pre-decided end time, 23 female students, teachers, and administrative staff opened up and revealed the extent to which the women and girls of North...

Director/writer Isaac Chungs new film Minari tells a heartfelt story of a Korean immigrant family.

A Review of Minari

March 1, 2021

Minari, also known as water dropwort, is a slightly soapy scented herb that grows in small bodies of freshwater and can often be found in many East Asian households, mine included. It is also the name...

NASH librarians and English teachers recommended books that run the gamut from escapist to profound.

All Booked Up

February 26, 2021

Books have long provided readers with the escape they need from their troublesome realities. And in the midst of a global pandemic, it's safe to say that our realities right now may be troubling. But...

Speak Up! / Ep3

February 18, 2021

The pandemic will have many long-term effects on Generation Z, some more radical than others.

Our Generation and the Virus

February 8, 2021

In 7th grade, my history teacher told the class about a time she found blocks of frozen money buried deep in her grandmother’s fridge. Her grandmother, who grew up during the Great Depression, had a...

Speak Up! / Ep2

January 19, 2021

Speak Up! /Ep1

January 12, 2021

Students need to remember that success later in life is not solely dependent on which university they wish to attend.

Tempted by the Top-Tier Degree

January 11, 2021

Seniors have arrived at the time of year when college essays have been finalized and applications have been submitted. All that remains is the uneasy waiting period before emails arrive and final decisions...

A Review of Tommy Oranges There There

A Review of Tommy Orange’s There There

January 4, 2021

Of the top 10 books checked out from the NASH Library so far this year (see graphic below), one in particular jumped out at me. Every so often, you come across a novel that is clearly written beyond...

Sometimes students and teachers alike may get caught up in the curricular aspect of learning. But phys ed teacher Frank Cremonese says our focus should always be on the experience.

Experience Above All

December 16, 2020

Physical education teacher Mr. Frank Cremonese first came to North Allegheny as a student teacher in 2007. After seeing the strength of the physical education department, he had “always wanted to get...

The children of American immigrants come from a wide variety of backgrounds, but many share the same urge to succeed.

To First-Generation Americans:
It’s Time We Live For Ourselves

November 30, 2020

Most kids in America grow up with fictional narratives like "Hansel and Gretel," "Cinderella," and "Jack and the Giant Beanstalk." I grew up with those stories, too, but I also received one extra: an adventurous...

Repealing the Affordable Care Act would force abounding numbers of Americans to choose between the absence of healthcare and financial ruin.

The Case for the ACA

November 9, 2020

I write this article because I am afraid that tomorrow basic rights will be taken away from the American people.  On November 10th, the Supreme Court will hear eight hours of oral debate over the Affordable...

Once a hive of interaction at close proximity, speech and debate meetings now take place online over Zoom.

Debate Goes Digital

November 5, 2020

In pre-pandemic times, the tri-weekly practices of the North Allegheny Speech and Debate Team brought the building’s third floor to life in the after-school hours. Halls filled with the sound of debaters...

Tick Tock

October 29, 2020

The wait for a new Supreme Court justice appears to be near, but President Trumps nomination has come with more than its fair share of controversy.

Judgment Decision

October 2, 2020

After news of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death reached the ears of the American public, the country has been on its toes, impatiently waiting to see whom President Trump would choose to fill the vacancy left...

The coronavirus has caused carbon emissions to decrease worldwide. However, we are still at a critical point in the fight against climate change.

Not the Time to Slow Down

September 24, 2020

We are now sitting in the eighth month of the coronavirus pandemic, and slowly but surely, the world is beginning to recover. Some of the earlier hit countries, such as China and Japan, are entering the...

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