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

Olivia Shubak

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Olivia is a senior and a Co-Editor-in-Chief for the Uproar this year. She's passionate about whatever she's writing and likes to explore a range of topics. Outside of the journalism room, she spends her time running Yoga Club and over the summer she traveled around Europe. Her favorite part of her time abroad was swimming in the Adriatic along the coast of Rovinj, Croatia.




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On the perimeter of the cafeteria, posters such as this detail nutritional guidelines for students.

Opinion: A Sea of Misinformation

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 16, 2024

Brittany Dawn, a health and fitness influencer with 1.4 million followers on TikTok, promoted her curated 90-day meal and fitness plan on the app for the modest price range of $92- $300. However, in...

Mr. Miller

Good Talk: Mr. Miller

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 3, 2024

Where are you from? I am originally from the small town of Leechburg, Pennsylvania, but I currently live in Butler. How long have you worked in education? I’ve been in education for ten years. I spent...

A piece of Batistas art taken from his Instagram.

Behind the Scenes, Behind the Strike

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 6, 2024

In 2023, the Writers Guild of America went on a historic strike that lasted for 148 days--second in length to one in 1998 by the margin of a few days. With the WGA having secured a tentative three year...

AP French seniors (left to right) Helen Mao, Taylor Markl, Sameeksha Arutla, and Teju Annamaraju

Love of Language

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 16, 2024

Learning a language is a commitment for any individual looking to become bilingual or multilingual, but for North Allegheny students, the path of study is carefully mapped out. In just seventh grade, middle...

Mr. Rhinehart scours the dictionary in search of the perfect word to acquaint himself with during his spare time.

A Pause for a Period

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 9, 2024

NASH students observe the hard work and dedication of their teachers every day in the classroom, but what fills their workday when they aren’t at the chalkboard? More often than not, teachers take...

Senior Sawyer Wright proudly holds her finished copy of The Four Take on Fifth.

A New Book at NASH

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 8, 2024

After three years in the making, NASH senior Sawyer Wright recently published her book The Four Take on Fifth as the final step in earning her Girl Scout Gold Award.  A devoted Scout since kindergarten,...

At the Earliest

Olivia Shubak and Isha George December 14, 2023

Music: "Soaring Ambitions" by DHD Music (used with permission from Motion Array)

Farewell, Dr. Dirda!

Farewell, Dr. Dirda!

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2023

What will you miss most about NASH? There are many things, but you, the students. I’ve shared with you guys before that the students at NASH are the best, and I have loved every second of working with...

Opinion: Mon Dieu!

Opinion: Mon Dieu!

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 28, 2023

France’s national motto “Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité [“Liberty, equality, freedom”], can be seen on the exterior of every school in the country. However, in schools around France, a hotly...

Thank You for Arguing

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 2, 2023

Music: "Float" Emily A. Sprague via Motion Array / all permissions granted

Advancements in the design of crash test dummies may make driving safer for women.

When “Buckle Up” Isn’t Enough

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 26, 2023

The likelihood of a woman dying in a car crash is 17% higher than that of a man in the same collision. Why? The culprit lies in the lack of adequate representation for women in car crash safety testing. Women...

After all of StuCos hard work, NASH students enjoyed themselves at the Homecoming dance.

A Night under the Harvest Moon

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 2, 2023

Only six weeks into the school year, one of the most eagerly anticipated occasions of the year has already come and gone.  One particular aspect of this year's Homecoming that generated lots of...

The school counselors want to form relationships with their students, so asking questions is the first step.

You’ve Got Questions. They’ve Got Answers.

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 19, 2023

North Allegheny students spend only a brief two years at the senior high, and this time is filled with the final preparations for students' transition into adulthood. As students begin to drive and vote,...

Sightseeing at Carcassonne, a medieval walled castle in the Occitanie region of France.

Bon Voyage!

Olivia Shubak, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 22, 2023

Hauling a 44-pound suitcase through Pittsburgh International Airport helped me to finally understand the importance of the phrase “pack light.” As I traveled throughout Europe this past summer break...

Through the website SNO, journalism students add their article drafts to be edited.

The Best Headlines on The Uproar

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer June 1, 2023

In the journalism class at NASH, we evidently have an affinity for lists and rankings. From the pyramid ranking of students on Mr. Morris’ wall (not dissimilar to Dance Moms) to countless articles sorting...

Still in the early stages of painting, the mural is surrounded by dividers to ensure the space is closed off to students.

A New Coat of Paint

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

Earlier this month, students may have noticed art portfolios displayed throughout the first floor in preparation for the NASH Art Show. Unknown to most, however, there is another exciting art installation...

Quinn Mulvaney, Michael Bistocchi Maria Kamarck, Hania Ahmad, Olivia Palmer and Mely Moreno spend their study hall chatting and doing their work. (credit: Olivia Shubak)

A Study on Study Halls

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer May 11, 2023

It's hardly an uncommon sight: students frantically scratching down answers before class, cramming for a test in homeroom's spare moments, or discreetly solving their calc problems during English. But...

When insurance companies prioritize profit over care, American families can face financial ruin when their love ones grow seriously ill.

Opinion: U.S. Healthcare—Or the Lack Thereof

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer April 18, 2023

Oxford Languages defines care as “the provision of what is necessary for the health, welfare, maintenance, and protection of someone or something,” though in the American healthcare system, the word—in...

Members of the Yoga Club take a relaxing moment in childs pose.

[Multimedia] Namaste

Ava DiGiacomo, Staff Writer April 12, 2023

On Friday, March 24, yoga enthusiasts met in the NASH wrestling room after school at 2:30 for an hour of strengthening and relaxation.  You may have noticed the bright pink flyers around the halls...

While the cost of womens deodorant rises to hefty prices, mens deodorant remains affordable

Opinion: Price and Prejudice

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

As seen in the picture above, the contrast in price is steep between the two products, but how are they any different? The products in both images are exactly the same except for the price and, of course,...

NASH makes a splash with The SpongeBob Musical

NASH makes a splash with The SpongeBob Musical

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer March 1, 2023

Last Sunday, I had the privilege of previewing of The SpongeBob Musical, and as the production leaps into full swing, with performances tonight through Sunday, I suggest you catch a show.  With...

The videoboards installed in the NASH gym loom large in comparison to displays in other local high school gyms.

Tigertrons: A New Addition to NA Athletics

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer February 16, 2023

At North Allegheny, sports are a very large aspect of school life. So large, in fact, that in late December, two massive video screens were installed in the gym here at NASH. The school boasts incredible...

The theater fills as teens and teachers grab their popcorn and settle into their seats.

From Paris to Pittsburgh

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer February 13, 2023

With the sweet aroma of warm loaves of bread and pastries wafting in the air and the lilting sound of the French language, students may have questioned whether they were swept off to the streets of Paris....

Opinion: Staying Optimistic in Uncertain Times

Opinion: Staying Optimistic in Uncertain Times

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer January 23, 2023

As the new year ushers in reflection on all the happenings of the previous year, it can be an exciting and difficult time. In this stretch of retrospection, we reminisce in the memories and highlights,...

While women wish to feel safe, the streets can be a dangerous place.

The Realities of Human Trafficking

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer January 4, 2023

Although the dangers of human trafficking have gained more media attention in recent years, the topic is often portrayed simplistically. For most, the expectation of how it occurs may look something like...

Madi Eschenbach,  Alyssa Yen, and Madison Martin make snowmen wearing t-shirts to support Project Water.

Deck the Halls

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer December 23, 2022

Mr. Greenleafs Sociology and Law and Justice classes gather inside the courtroom at the Allegheny County Courthouse.

The Verdict is Out

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer November 29, 2022

Just two weeks before Thanksgiving break, students in Mr. Greenleaf's Sociology and Law and Justice courses had the valuable opportunity to attend a field trip to a civil court in the city of Pittsburgh....

After school on the third floor of NASH, Arnav Patel and Shuban Tiwari practice their cases before members of the Lincoln-Douglas event.

Arguably the Best

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer November 14, 2022

On October 29th, the North Allegheny Speech and Debate Team attended the Pine-Richland Novice Tournament. NA students represented strongly in the competition, with five students placing in the top six...

Fresh Fall Festivities

Fresh Fall Festivities

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer October 31, 2022

As the fall season comes and goes, so do the same-old events and repetitive occasions. It is not that these classic fall festivities are unenjoyable, but there is a multitude of other options that still...

Cafe Conmigo, located on Perry Highway in the Wexford Flats, offers greenery, relaxation, and a menu full of delectable offerings.

“Awaken Your Senses” at Café Conmigo

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer October 17, 2022

An oasis in the suburban “Wexford bubble,” Café Conmigo Coffee & Tea House is the ideal location to spend one’s time—whether that’s working, connecting with old friends, or meeting someone...

Seemingly ubiquitous fast food chains, such as McDonalds, have contributed to Americas worsening dietary habits.

Opinion: A Constitution of Convenience

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer September 26, 2022

In the United States, we tend to disregard negative connotations about our reputation because America is known as “the Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave.” Our beloved nation also happens to...

DECA officers Max Goggans, Amogh Paruvelli, and Amsu Yallalacheruvu promote their club at last Fridays Activity Fair.

NASH hosts Activity Fair

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer September 7, 2022

Last Friday, a new event swept across the cafeteria floor. The NASH Activity Fair took place during all lunch periods with an exciting turnout of interested students. NASH has more than 80 different clubs,...

On a High Note

On a High Note

Olivia Shubak, Staff Writer August 31, 2022

What has music taken you recently? This past summer I went to Ireland with the Pittsburgh Girls Choir and we toured multiple cities over the course of two weeks. We go on international tours every two...

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