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

Sierra ONeil

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer

Sierra O’Neil is a senior at NASH who is graduating in June and this is her first year on The Uproar. She loves to read romance novels while curling up on the sofa with a steamy, pumpkin spice latte. For her nothing beats the thrill of reading an article and it completely changes her outlook on the world. She is excited to be joining The Uproar and being able to put her passions to paper. 

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The Grand Finale

The Grand Finale

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer May 22, 2023

There was calmness in the air last Wednesday, as both Grandview Elementary in the Pittsburgh Public School District and North Allegheny students made their way up the steps of the yellow school bus. Starting...

Outside the Metropolitan Museum of Arts on the day of the 2021 Met Gala

From Prestige to Disgrace: The Met Gala

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer May 1, 2023

Every first Monday of May, the red carpet is rolled out and fashion designers, hair stylists, and makeup artists are called into action as some of the world's most prominent figures take to the spotlight.  The...

My grandparents and I make our usual excursion to a local park in Pittsburgh.

My Grandparents’ Wisdom

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer April 27, 2023

The days of penny candy and Hershey bars for a dime are times my generation can only imagine. Trapped in our phone screens, yet somehow obsessed with an idealized image of history, we are entirely unaware...

A crowd surrounds the renowned, yet fictional 70s band. (Prime Video)

A Review of Daisy Jones and The Six

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer April 19, 2023

“It’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll” is a saying that goes a little deeper for this ’70s-inspired rock band. The book adaptation of Daisy Jones and The Six, written by Taylor Jenkins Reid, debuted on...

Grandview and NASH students walk to Pittsburghs Mt. Washington overlook during the December 2022 field trip.

A grand exploration…screeches to a halt

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer March 17, 2023

The days of elementary school field trips, strolling off the bus stress-free, only a brown paper bag lunch in hand, have become distant memories. The build-up was chaotic, as students decided who they...

Everyday, mental health is portrayed on our TV screens.

Mental Health on Screen

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer March 9, 2023

49.5% of adolescents will be diagnosed with mental health disorders in their lifetime. Of the world's population suffering from mental illnesses, approximately two-thirds of them will go unnoticed.  For...

In a fast-paced world, what viewers see and do on the internet leaves a lasting effect.

Opinion: The Influence of the Internet

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writter March 7, 2023

“Big Brother is watching you.” The infamous line by George Orwell now correlates to the actions and posts made on ever-growing social media. While not an allusive government figurehead, the idea...

18 for 18

18 for 18

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer February 7, 2023

As I blow out the candles on my Dairy Queen ice cream cake with extensive light pink lettering scrawled across and covered in hot pink flowers, it feels like another cold February day. My small yet complete...

In the digital world, sales and competition are tipping towards online resellers.

Opinion: Killer Sales

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer February 6, 2023

With clothes old and new now at the touch of a button, “I have nothing to wear!” is a statement rarely uttered by most teenagers.  With the days of scavenging through overflowing sale racks and...

With a variety of categories for recycled materials, it is challenging to be fully educated on the process.

The Reality of Recycling

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writter January 19, 2023

Its iconic three arrows are plastered nationwide on blue and green plastic bins: the recycling symbol. With every bottle or piece of trash a human throws into a recycling bin, there’s a sense of hope...

NASH senior Tabo Mckandawire and her Grandview student Viviette read together in the Grandview Library.

A Grand Affair

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer December 9, 2022

Though only a 15-mile drive from NASH, Grandview Elementary School in the Pittsburgh Public School District feels like a world away from North Allegheny. This past Wednesday, 16 NASH students made...

There is a difference between respecting and celebrating minority cultural traditions and adopting them to boost our own image.

Opinion: The Line between Culture and Cute

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer December 5, 2022

Cultural appropriation, or the theft of a minority's traditions without recognition, is not exactly new, but it has become disturbingly common. With a new wave of social media trends, it’s more difficult...

Interact members Bruno Martin, Ashley Shim, and Summer Ji joined volunteers from around the area at St. Marys Holy Assumption Orthodox Church last Wednesday evening to prepare meals for families in need.

Stuffed With Love

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer November 28, 2022

Nearly 22.7 million Americans were experiencing food insecurity leading up to the 2021 holiday season. This year, with the lingering effects of COVID-19 and inflation plaguing the nation, Thanksgiving...

Stickers both big and small stick out on the laptops of many NASH students. 

Stick It To The Screen

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer November 11, 2022

When students started their high school journey at North Allegheny, they were gifted a shiny new laptop. However, the only sticker stuck to the screen was a lonely, plain white name tag. Not content with...

The Sanderson Sisters hex our screens one more time in the new Halloween classic, Hocus Pocus 2.

The Sequel Spell

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer October 19, 2022

“Come, we fly!” exclaimed Winifred Sanderson in the original Hocus Pocus film that hexed a magical fandom. The release of Hocus Pocus 2 conjures a new batch of Sanderson supporters and excites fans...

Sylar Corona and Nate Green serve hot coffee to passers-by on the 2nd floor.

Powered By Coffee

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer October 12, 2022

The smell of sweet yet bitter coffee permeates the halls of NASH as the beloved second-floor coffee cart makes its glorious return. During the pandemic precautions, NASH was forced to shut down the cart....

Among Gen Z views, Netflix has lost its dominance as the streaming wars have intensified.

A Knockout In The Streaming World

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer October 3, 2022

Founded in 1997, Netflix was originally an easy way to borrow DVDs without the late fees or due dates. In 2007, the company introduced its digital streaming service and by 2012, it was entirely dedicated...

The Spirit of Education

The Spirit of Education

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer September 13, 2022

What are you most excited about for senior year? I’m most excited for the end-of-the-year activities like Prom, Senior Banquet, and, of course, graduation. These are things I’ve been looking forward...

College student debt in the U.S. is so exorbitant that many future graduates see the Presidents loan forgiveness plan as a mere Band-Aid.

Opinion: Is It Enough?

Sierra O'Neil, Staff Writer September 12, 2022

677 billion Hershey Bars or 179 million all-inclusive trips to Hawaii—either option costs roughly $1.6 trillion. This price tag sounds impossible, infinitely exorbitant, simply unfathomable. But it is...

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