The Uproar

Sofia Brickner

Sofia Brickner, Senior Staff Writer

Sofia Brickner is a senior at NASH who enjoys listening to oldies, watching movies, skateboarding, and playing the ukulele. When she is not working you can find her frequently adding new music to and listening to her Spotify playlists religiously, as well as editing movies.

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The family makes their way through the forest cautiously and as quietly as possible.

A Review of A Quiet Place Part II

June 3, 2021

Three years after the making of A Quiet Place, the long-awaited sequel, A Quiet Place Part II, has finally made its way to theaters and has set a pandemic-era record at the box office in the process. According...

This summer will look much more normal than last.

A Year Later

June 2, 2021

Looking back to last year’s summer and comparing it to the transition now into this summer, I am so grateful that we are where we are now. After waiting almost a year of careful and vigorous planning...

With the end of the school year comes a final get together for the seniors.

Aloha, Class of ’21!

May 20, 2021

As the school year comes to an end and summer calls just around the corner, one last fun-filled event is planned for the seniors. Taking place on Friday, June 4th from 6-10PM (rain or shine), the 2021...

How long is the wait?

How long is the wait?

May 4, 2021

As of a little over two weeks ago, put into effect April 4, restaurants have increased from 50% to 75% customer capacity and resumed bar service for the state of Pennsylvania. Having worked in the food...

Passengers traveling alone are preferred to leave a space open in the middle seat, allowing for better social distancing.

Traveling By Air

April 16, 2021

 

Charming Eateries Around Pittsburgh

Charming Eateries Around Pittsburgh

April 4, 2021

Unique in their own way, there are multiple eateries and bakeries throughout the Pittsburgh metro area that are most definitely worthy of the short drive. Unbeknownst to many, these hidden gems are sure...

Drive-ins embody nostalgia and offer people of all ages a fun, safe activity.

Drive-Ins: The Epitome of American Culture

March 26, 2021

As the warmer weather approaches and spring settles in, many students are looking for different ways to spend time outside. While a trip to the movies is always an enjoyable way to pass the time and get...

Good Talk: Mr. Grater

Good Talk: Mr. Grater

March 15, 2021

What inspired you to be a math teacher? Why high school students? I always had an easy time understanding math and I like helping people, so it seemed obvious to me that teaching was the way to go....

The Grab & Go cooler features cereal bars, fruit, and other breakfasts items, all free of charge to NASH students.

Dining Services launches free Grab & Go breakfast program

March 3, 2021

Commonly considered the most important meal of the day, breakfast is a necessity for all students before going about their classes. According to the UPMC Health Beat, eating breakfast boosts energy levels,...

A look into the journey of a newfound hobby.

The Art of Editing: My Journey

February 16, 2021

One day as I was scrolling through my Instagram feed, bored and unamused to the point where I actually looked through my explore page, a post caught my eye. Intrigued, I watched as a compilation of clips...

Smoker Friendly

Smoker Friendly

February 1, 2021

With the ongoing distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine comes the precarious decision of who should be prioritized first in receiving it. For the state of Pennsylvania, smokers have just been moved to the...

With a new year comes many unknowns.

Predictions for 2021

January 8, 2021

Most of 2020 consisted of people complaining about how they couldn't wait for the year to be over, and after 360 grueling days, it finally is. But not so fast. Even though it's a new year, many of the...

Empty chairs in luxury movie theater

6 Must-Watch Holiday Classics

December 15, 2020

As the winter days draw nearer, the nights grow colder and productivity dwindles to an all-time low. Many students find themselves wanting to do nothing more than lounge on a couch, throw on a fluffy blanket,...

The Crazy Endeavors of Black Friday

The Crazy Endeavors of Black Friday

November 27, 2020

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and the advent of shopping and hours of weary employees battling customers, Black Friday is creeping up on us just in time for the holidays. Despite rarely...

Usually seen packed with excited families, Walt Disney World is emptier than ever.

The Emptiest Place on Earth

November 9, 2020

With the advent (and possibly resurgence) of COVID-19, the “happiest place on earth," Disney World, hasn’t exactly been going through the happiest of times lately. The cherished and beloved company...

Soles4Souls on the Move

Soles4Souls on the Move

November 5, 2020

Simple acts of kindness, including donations of unwanted or gently used clothing items, can make a world of difference to those in need. Shoes are a basic necessity, yet they are still sorely lacking among...

Fall tracks are essential to any successful spooky season.

Songs to listen to while holed up at home on a rainy, spooky night

October 7, 2020

As the leaves transform into stunning vibrant colors and slowly pile up on the ground, crunching satisfyingly with every step taken, the chill of fall eases into the air. The atmosphere of the harvest...

Trips to remote beaches were a common activity this year, as other vacations were cancelled.

COVID-19 vs Summer Plans

September 25, 2020

There's finally a chill of fall in the air, and the hustle and bustle of school is back in full swing. With the uncertainty of future school plans, students are now feeling the weight of responsibility,...

Summer Playlist

Summer Playlist

June 8, 2020

With the realization setting in of the school year ending, however sooner than expected, comes the excitement of summer fast approaching just around the corner. Although this summer may not be everything...

Grocery Shopping in a Pandemic

Grocery Shopping in a Pandemic

May 26, 2020

After being quarantined for almost two months, I was overjoyed to finally venture out of the house to simply go inside a grocery store again for the first time. Although I was aware of the basic guidelines...

Since receiving approval from the state, the district has distributed over 6,000 meals to students during the pandemic shutdown.

Meal Mission

April 29, 2020

Since school closed on March 13, the halls and classrooms at NASH have remained empty.  But the same can't be said about the cafeteria kitchen. On March 30th, the Pennsylvania Department of Education...

From Two Weeks to To Be Determined

From Two Weeks to To Be Determined

March 30, 2020

On Friday, March 13, the majority of NASH students, myself included, were all immeasurably thrilled and overjoyed to hear the highly anticipated news over the loudspeaker that school was out for two weeks...

Though it's antiquated, vinyl records continue to

Vinyl vs. Digital

March 11, 2020

The alarm blares, and I groan before repeating what seems like a never-ending routine of reluctantly forcing myself to get out of bed at the crack of dawn and get ready in a timely manner so I am not late...

A Review of

A Review of “Parasite”

February 26, 2020

Note: Contains spoilers! Anyone interested in seeing this movie that has not seen it yet should proceed with caution. Originally, before I began Parasite, I was convinced that it would be a supernatural...

Vintage Valentine Playlist

Vintage Valentine Playlist

February 6, 2020

The air is full of an anxious, tense aura of excitement as many prepare for the romantic month of the year by trying to outdo each other with gifts, candy, or flowers. Others refuse to partake in the madness...

Australia's Bushfires

Australia’s Bushfires

January 16, 2020

Australia is now in an “unprecedented national crisis”, as unrelenting bushfires that began early this year are causing ruthless destruction due to the combination of unusually high record-breaking...

Holiday Traditions

Holiday Traditions

December 18, 2019

       

Holiday Playlist

Holiday Playlist

December 10, 2019

Now that it's December, it's socially acceptable to finally listen to holiday music. The cheery, bright, and warm feeling December brings is essential to get into the holiday spirit, and the holidays would...

Torture House

Torture House

November 18, 2019

McKamey Manor, “America’s Most Haunted House Experience,” is quickly gaining attention as more people are becoming aware of the actual occurrences at this “manor.” The Tennessee facility is often...

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Everyone’s Favorite Halloween Treat

October 29, 2019

“Snickers.  It’s a combination of 3 great things- chocolate, caramel, and nuts all into one.” -Connor Mcquiston “Kit Kats, they’re absolutely wild.” -Stefan Leovac “Definitely sour...

A person's playlist can be a window into their soul.

What’s in Your Ear?

September 30, 2019

Disclaimer: Spotify is blocked from student accounts but should be available for access at home.   “This one has songs on it that I listen to when I’m driving or doing homework. I don’t...

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Doo-Wop

September 9, 2019

The crackle and pop of the record begins as it slowly turns and comes to life.The room is suddenly filled with rich, upbeat music from simpler times, a blast from the past. Doo-wop, a style of rhythm...

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