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

Ryan Nash

Ryan Nash, Senior Staff Writer

Ryan Nash is a senior at NASH. He wrote for NAEye as a sophomore at NAI, with this year being his second for The Uproar. Outside of school, he can typically be found on his phone, reading news articles or random Wikipedia pages, or on his computer playing video games.

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A Fundraiser for Ukraine

A Fundraiser for Ukraine

April 20, 2022

Over the past few weeks, the world has watched and anxiously stood by as a war between Russia and Ukraine rages. With the conflict resulting in approximately 11 million people being displaced, the urge...

Many Polish-Americans were present at the rally, as Ukraine and Poland share a rich history together.

The people of Pittsburgh say no to war

March 18, 2022

Liberty Avenue is a place many of us walk or drive down regularly, but the name of this road came to life for many at a recent gathering here on February 28th. Although organized by the Ukrainian American...

The Lawrenceville neighborhood in Pittsburgh is among the citys most gentrified.

Opinion: Gentrification in Pittsburgh

March 1, 2022

Gentrification is the process of a poor urban area being changed by wealthier people moving in, improving housing, and attracting new businesses, usually displacing current poor inhabitants in the process....

President Biden on Friday visited the site of the collapsed bridge in Pittsburgh last month.

The Infrastructure Investment Act and Pennsylvania

February 24, 2022

America has often been the butt of many jokes regarding infrastructure. With the recent bridge collapse in Pittsburgh, it’s easy to see why. Luckily, there were no deaths caused by the collapse;...

Opinion: Are Snow Days Obsolete?

Opinion: Are Snow Days Obsolete?

February 8, 2022

It seems to be a passing thought for many. Why wouldn’t we do remote learning in lieu of a school cancellation now that we have a virtual infrastructure in place? The two cancellations last week...

Six Hidden Sights of the Pittsburgh Area

Six Hidden Sights of the Pittsburgh Area

January 17, 2022

In every community, on every corner of the Earth, there lie hidden landmarks. Some are man-made, some are natural, all are overlooked. From a spring house that looks like an ancient tomb to a hill that...

Good Talk: Ms. Kneidel

Good Talk: Ms. Kneidel

January 10, 2022

What is your average day at NASH like?  My day is quite varied. I teach two Resource classes and a Consumer Math class, as well as  co-teaching Astronomy and Fundamentals of Modern American History. How...

There is a lot of misinformation and controversy surrounding GMOs.

Cooking and Commodities: GMO or No?

December 20, 2021

Organic, ‘All-Natural,’ GMO Free, unprocessed, local.  All these terms are used within the food industry quite commonly, and yet are mostly mere marketing tools. Though I have no doubt that many companies...

NASH senior Gillian Myers and Ms. Tallerico spend 1st period working on a December yearbook deadline.

A Turn of the Page

December 2, 2021

A common misconception is that a school yearbook only includes pictures. However, it is much more complex than that. Students take and edit pictures, interview the peers and teachers, write captions, and...

Our conception of Halloween has changed, often dramatically, over the past few centuries.

9 Betwitching Facts About Halloween

October 29, 2021

Halloween means different things to different people. For many children, it consists of free candy. For some, Halloween means haunted houses and getting scared with friends. And to others, it is just another...

(Credit to Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

Your Local Government, for Better or Worse

October 28, 2021

Throughout the last few years, many have felt the world becoming more politicized. Even students themselves are increasingly participating in political activism. Yet our local government, arguably our...

Do students really feel strongly for or against masks?

Student views on the mask mandate run the gamut

October 7, 2021

With recent events such as the “My Kid, My Choice” rally and a student walkout, it’s clear that some members of the NA community are passionately opposed to Governor Wolf's mask mandate in all Pennsylvanian...

Pittsburghs Soil

Pittsburgh’s Soil

September 27, 2021

In elementary and middle school, we are told about the founding of Pittsburgh by William Pitt. This is generally where the history of Pittsburgh starts for us, yet what is seldom told is the history of...

Pop Music and the Russian Army

Pop Music and the Russian Army

June 10, 2021

When the word “ensemble” comes to mind, even though the word simply means a pack of musicians performing together, images of choirs in a chapel or a group of well-dressed, crusty old men in a massive...

An End-of-the-Year Staple

An End-of-the-Year Staple

May 28, 2021

As the school years come to an end, it seems we are hammered with a whole array of projects, quizzes, exams and tests. Yet, some of these projects often have a very personal element to them, which can...

Wealth for Wolves

Wealth for Wolves

May 15, 2021

Around the world, wolves are a frequent occurrence in culture and folklore, be it their swiftness, intelligence, or simply their beauty that inspired people to create stories, gods, and monsters based...

Working Together for a Better Purpose

Working Together for a Better Purpose

May 8, 2021

Although well known in his field for many years, only in the past year has Anthony Fauci became a household name. No matter your opinion of the man himself, it is clear that he has been very important...

As the fourth quarter is well underway, students are used to the new gym class orientation.

Phys Ed classes have had to adapt to challenging circumstances

April 20, 2021

Although gym class has long been a dreaded period for some NASH students, the introduction of masks has made it even more difficult. Many activities that have been included in prior year’s curriculums...

Robokyos Wexford Location on Brandt School Road

Robokyo: A Review

March 30, 2021

Many of us have experienced a visit to a hibachi eatery—watching the teppanyaki chef cooking the meal before your eyes like a circus performer, the fondness of being with your family to celebrate a special...

An Examination of Vaccination

An Examination of Vaccination

March 29, 2021

Vaccines are simple, right? By definition, they stimulate your immune system to fight a particular virus. Yet, as COVID-19 vaccines are produced, it seems that not all are made equal. Some options require...

A depiction showing Native Americans overlooking the confluence of rivers that would become the site of Pittsburgh, PA.

Erasure From Generalization

March 11, 2021

Over the past several decades, efforts have been underway to acknowledge the wrongs of the past. This goes for many nations and cultures around the globe, but in America, an unintentional erasure is going...

The Elderly and the Virus

The Elderly and the Virus

February 16, 2021

As we near closer to our country's one-year lockdown anniversary, the long-term impacts of COVID-19 are now being revealed. Besides the obvious physical impacts, the virus has taken some social and mental...

Why We Must Not Forget Part of MLKs Legacy

Why We Must Not Forget Part of MLK’s Legacy

January 27, 2021

Martin Luther King Jr. -- his name is well known among the American public for good reason. He was a champion of racial civil rights, with both sides of the political aisle trying to claim him as their...

NASH senior Victoria Weser takes part in the NHS Virtual Blood Drive last month.

15 Minutes to Save a Life

January 13, 2021

Every year, an estimated 6.8 million people in the U.S. donate blood to those in need, and just last month many in our local area joined that number. An annual blood drive organized by the National Honor...

Fireworks are a common New Years tradition, but the uncommon traditions are can get rather odd.

Traditions on an Ahistorical Day

December 31, 2020

Ask yourself this, why do we celebrate holidays? Everyone knows why we celebrate Christmas, Easter, Halloween, and so on, but one holiday stands form the rest: New Years Eve. As it turns out, nothing...

10 Curious Facts about Snow

10 Curious Facts about Snow

December 4, 2020

The weather outside may be frightful, but from inside the view is delightful. The first snowfall of the year did not disappoint this past week, with over eight inches covering much of the Pittsburgh region. ...

Largely unknown to todays students of American history, Charles Curtis was Americas first non-white vice-president.

A Little-Known Trailblazer

November 24, 2020

In‌ ‌the‌ ‌past‌ ‌decade‌ ‌and‌ ‌a‌ ‌half,‌ ‌America ‌has ‌seen‌ ‌its ‌first‌ ‌non-white‌ ‌president,‌ ‌Barack‌ ‌Obama,‌ ‌and‌ ‌‌first‌...

Good Talk: Ms. Smith

Good Talk: Ms. Smith

November 13, 2020

What job did you hold before coming to NASH? Before coming to NASH, I was a Special Education Assistant at MMS for one year.   Prior to that, I was a freelance writer and stay-at-home mom, and before...

Nearly a century old, the German Expressionistic film Nosferatu still holds the power to frighten audiences.

A Review of Nosferatu

November 9, 2020

I will never forget the first time I learned of Nosferatu. It was several years back and during an already strange episode of Spongebob, ‘Graveyard Shift’, when the final scene gave me chills. The...

Unwarranted, racially motivated calls to the police are not merely a waste of law enforcements time.  They do serious damage to the culture of our communities.

Of Karens and CARENS

November 3, 2020

By now, we’ve all heard the stories about a White woman calling the police on a Black man doing something benign.  Last spring, a woman in New York City called the police on a African-American bird...


Are Students Getting More Political?

October 19, 2020

Trump, Clinton, Biden, impeachment, fake news-- I could go on with hundreds of related terms, but the point still stands. Try to think of a day in the past five years or so when you haven’t heard at...

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