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Rachel Tian

Rachel Tian, Staff Writer

Rachel Tian is a senior at NASH and it's her first year working for NASH Uproar. She enjoys doing all kinds of art in her free time and is obsessed with the TV show Friends.

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Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

Book Review: The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes

June 4, 2020

One arena. Twenty-four tributes. Hundreds of years into the future. The country of Panem, a futuristic totalitarian regime under which the elite, wealthy Capitol controls what is left of North America...

drawing by Rachel Tian

Quarantine Bucket List

June 4, 2020

Although Allegheny County has will enter the “green phase” in this pandemic, and various retail shops around the area have begun to open, the experts still advise everyone to follow social distancing...

Widespread cancellations of school events have impacted the senior class most intensely, but juniors, too, are contending with many uncertainties.

A Junior Year Unlike Any Other

May 4, 2020

When it became clear that the “two-week” remote learning period beginning on March 13 would be extended through the end of the school year, the focus turned understandably to the senior class.  Would...

We learn early on in our education that America is the world's melting pot.  For me, and for other students whose parents took the risk to uproot their old lives to being anew in the U.S., the lesson is personal.

Beautiful for Spacious Skies

April 2, 2020

Like many of my fellow students, I was born to immigrant parents and am the first generation to have been born in America. This means that at some point before my birth, my mother and father made the daring...

Extemporaneous and Exceptional

Extemporaneous and Exceptional

March 4, 2020

When did you first join Speech and Debate? What made you want to join? I started in 6th grade with the after-school program at MMS because all my friends were doing it. Initially, I floated around in...

Setbacks are an unavoidable aspect of living, but too often we defeat ourselves by magnifying their importance.

In Control or Controlling You?

February 11, 2020

You’ve had a crush on a close friend for the longest time. But after confronting them, they admit that staying “just friends” would be the better option. You mentally beat yourself up and think,...

Going Green For the New Year

Going Green For the New Year

January 21, 2020

For NASH environmental science teacher Mrs. Baschangel, the outdoors have always held an irresistible appeal. “I always loved nature," Baschnagel recently told The Uproar, "and as I grew older, I...



January 10, 2020

When did you first become interested in fashion design? In 8th grade FCS, I discovered that I was good at sewing and that I liked it. I also liked to draw people and design the clothes they wear, so...

In a country where most are fluent in only one language, being bilingual can be an adventure.

In Translation

December 10, 2019

As an American-born-Chinese kid, you could say that I grew up with the need to learn another language other than English: Mandarin. From the ages of seven to fourteen, I attended Pittsburgh Chinese School...

Thanksgiving is perhaps the most traditional American holiday, but not all Americans are accustomed to celebrating the day.

A Not-So-Traditional Thanksgiving

November 18, 2019

With Thanksgiving approaching at the end of November, many American families are eager to gather with their relatives and celebrate the blessings and thanks they've accumulated over the past year. Roasted...

Frightful Films for Fundamental

Frightful Films for Fundamental

October 30, 2019

Halloween is just about on our doorsteps, and many clubs at NASH are hosting spooky-themed events for students to participate in. The National English Honors Society organized its first “Spooky Movie...

Nobel Prizes 2019

Nobel Prizes 2019

October 25, 2019

In an 1895 draft of his will, Swedish inventor and industrialist Alfred Nobel declared that a portion of his fortune would be set aside for five annual “Nobel Prizes” in the fields of physics, chemistry,...

It can be gratifying, as an only-child, to be showered with parental attention, but it can also be suffocating.

One and Only

October 2, 2019

“Why can’t you get an A in history? Your brother breezed through that class!” Every person knows that one of the hardest situations to deal with as a child is comparison.  But not every kid...

Is it really necessary for a six-year-old, who can barely keep track of where to put his or her pencils, to carry around a highly developed piece of technology in place of the occasional paperwork?

iPads or iBads?

September 11, 2019

In a growing age of advanced technology, many education systems have made the decision to incorporate more easily accessible devices for use by both teachers and students. In the 2015-2016 school year,...

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