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

Samantha SolendayOverall, my time at NA was a positive experience, and although I’m glad to move on, I know I will miss a lot of things around here. I’ve made some great friends and had wonderful teachers, and I can only hope that my relationships in college will be as strong. If I had to give any advice, it would be to take advantage of everything NA has to offer. There are so many clubs and events happening at any given time that you are sure to find something you like. If you can’t, then you can always start your own thing. And unless you have a better offer, go to the school dances. They’re awkward, but you’ll also make some lifelong memories. If nothing else, make sure to have fun to have fun while you’re here because (ideally) you only do high school once.

Samantha Solenday, Assignments Editor

Samantha Solenday is a senior at NASH this year. Among other things, she is a member of the NASH choirs and speech and debate team. Next year, Samantha is going to Pitt to earn a degree in Public and Professional Writing. She is very excited to write for the Uproar this year!

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WPXI meteorologist Scott Harbaugh visited Ms. Schmiechs Honors Meteorology classes on Tuesday, May 28.

Scott Harbaugh Visits NASH

June 3, 2019

Less than 24 hours before severe weather downed power lines at NASH, WPXI Meteorologist Scott Harbaugh visited Ms. Schmiech's Honors Meteorology classes talk with students about weather, social media,...

Good Talk: Mr. Solenday

Good Talk: Mr. Solenday

May 31, 2019

For my final interview of the year, I finally had the chance to sit down with Mr. Solenday and ask some of my most burning questions, both personal and professional. Who is your favorite daughter? I...

NAI Revisited

NAI Revisited

May 29, 2019

 

NASH Library to Host Edible Book Festival

NASH Library to Host Edible Book Festival

May 20, 2019

Along with the usual happenings in the NASH Library, there is a new event taking place on Wednesday, May 22 after school. Ms. Wienand, the NASH Librarian, and the Library Club are hosting NASH’s first...

What to Expect at Post Prom

What to Expect at Post Prom

May 3, 2019

People generally know how Prom works. You take some pictures, eat some food, and dance a little. After that comes Post Prom, which many people sign up for but few actually know what to expect. All students...

Good Talk: Madame Stroud

Good Talk: Madame Stroud

April 12, 2019

Why did you become a teacher, and specifically, why French? In high school, the subject that clicked in my head was French. I was okay with math, and I was okay with the math-based sciences, like physics,...

Into the Wee Hours

Into the Wee Hours

April 10, 2019

As Prom season comes into full swing, the Parent Post Prom Committee remains hard at work. This group of volunteers has been coordinating the Post Prom event since early October, securing food donations,...

Fro-Yo, Ready to Go!

Fro-Yo, Ready to Go!

March 27, 2019

Since The Uproar was last in contact with Michael Mitole, the tireless Senior Class President helped organize another discount for NA students and staff -- this time at Yum, the local frozen yogurt shop...

Prom should be about the experience -- not the money we spend on all of the preparations.

All Done Up and Ready to Dance

March 26, 2019

For as long as I can remember, my dad has taken me with him to visit some of the school dances at NASH. Since he teaches here, he would stop by to say hi to some of his students and co-workers. I would...

Good Talk: Mr. Caruso

Good Talk: Mr. Caruso

March 21, 2019

How did you become a teacher at NASH? I was the director of the writing center at Bethel Park High School, and in 1996, I got a phone call from former NASH principal Larry Butterini. They were looking...

After reading In the Time of the Butterflies in their Spanish classes, students had the unique opportunity to meet the daughter of one of the books central characters.

Guest Speaker Champions Human Rights

March 10, 2019

It's not uncommon for students to congregate in the MPR to listen to a guest speaker. But Friday's presentation by Minou Tavárez Mirabal, however, was hardly common. At 11:30am, students filled the...

On the Flipside

On the Flipside

March 4, 2019

As the NA gymnastics season draws to a close, the Uproar sat down with team manager Logan Falk to reflect on the year. How long have you done gymnastics? I've done gymnastics practically my whole...

Battle of the Books

Battle of the Books

March 1, 2019

Amidst all the deserved Girls' Basketball hype, certain NA students fought another battle. Seven students -- the majority of NASH’s Library Club -- participated in Battle of the Books, a book trivia...

Juniors who have any questions or concerns about scheduling should not only visit their counselors -- they should also meet up with seniors who know the building better.

Schedule for Success

February 26, 2019

The second semester is in full swing, but everyone’s thoughts are already on next year. Many seniors have applied or committed to what’s next, whether that is college, trade school, or a job, and the...

The Best Price Around

The Best Price Around

February 22, 2019

Senior Class President Michael Mitole has been hard at work since unveiling NA's first student discount from Smoothie King. In the last week, Mitole secured a deal with Monte Cello's, an optimal business...

On Thursday, NATV produced a livestream of the Safe2Say Something presentation by Sandy Hook Promises Brandon Rainey

On the Safe Side

February 21, 2019

On Thursday morning, NASH and NAI students shuffled off to their second period class as usual, but upon arriving to class, students watched a 90-minute live stream of the Safe2Say Something presentation,...

Speaking Her Truth

Speaking Her Truth

February 12, 2019

Senior Lincoln-Douglas debater Rachael Harris just won a scholarship from the local VFW. We sat down with her to get the details on both the season and the scholarship. What is the award you won? I...

As the district steadily moves closer to fulfilling its Focus 2020 technology initiative, some worry that traditional snow days will cease to exist.

No School, No Work

February 7, 2019

Everyone remembers what it was like in elementary school, waiting for that important call while watching the news and trying to catch your school name scroll past on the list of cancellations, knowing...

Single and Ready to Mingle: MORP Edition

Single and Ready to Mingle: MORP Edition

January 25, 2019

It’s 2019, and for some us, that means we’ve entered our last semester at NASH, and North Allegheny as a whole. One of the earliest events to celebrate this final run is our winter semi-formal dance,...

Robby Yoho models for Dawson White.

29 Hour Show ’19

January 7, 2019

Toys For Tots 18

Toys For Tots ’18

December 14, 2018

Two Times the Holiday Cheer

Two Times the Holiday Cheer

December 10, 2018

Last week, my family celebrated Hanukkah, but unlike the most of the NASH Jewish community, my celebration will continue throughout the month. My family is half-Jewish and half-Catholic, so we observe...

Yulie Kim and Ellie Rapp look over the script for the upcoming Drama Festival, administered by the Pa High School Speech League

It’s Not Up For Debate

December 7, 2018

Have you ever walked around the third floor after school on a Wednesday afternoon and wondered why hallways sound like a Friday night football game? It can be overwhelming, but as you pass by each of the...

Smooth Sailing

Smooth Sailing

November 19, 2018

Class of 2019 President Michael Mitole has organized the first of what he hopes to be many student and staff discounts for the 2018-2019 school year -- Smoothie King. “I just kind of looked around...

Major League

Major League

November 12, 2018

Before last Friday's playoff football game, NA Marching Band Drum Majors, Jack Lopuszynski, Ellie Rapp, and Becca Wickett, reflected on their last four years with in the Band. How long have you been...

Star Pitcher

Star Pitcher

November 7, 2018

Melissa Metzger, starting pitcher for the Girls' Varsity Slow-Pitch Softball Team, relives her final season on the team before heading off to college. Why did you decide to first play softball? Before...

The Ocean Comes to NASH

The Ocean Comes to NASH

October 23, 2018

After Brett McCutcheon's brother Ryan passed away last year, Brett and June Bracken collaborated on an album in his memory. The Ocean was released on September 30 -- the one year anniversary of Ryan's...

Mrs. Omasits discusses The Hate U Give with seniors in the NASH Library.

By the Book

October 15, 2018

On Thursday, October 11, students and teachers alike met after school in the NASH Library for a discussion on Angie Thomas’s hit novel The Hate U Give. The event was sponsored by the Project Lit Book...

Team Up and Read!

Team Up and Read!

September 18, 2018

Calling all avid readers! If you’re looking for a club to join, the Duquesne English Festival, hosted each spring by the Western Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of English (WPCTE), may be your answer. “The...

RANTS & RAVES: Back to School Edition

RANTS & RAVES: Back to School Edition

September 3, 2018

RANTS Sam ~ Why are students no longer allowed to eat in places other than the cafeteria? I understand avoiding peanuts and tree nuts because of allergies, but an entire ban on food is just ridiculous!...

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