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

Sophie Lu

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer

Sophie Lu is a senior at NASH. She loves reading, writing, travel, and binging The Office while eating copious amounts of purple Doritos. Outside of The Uproar, she is a member of Speech and Debate, DECA, and orchestra.

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Owen Jin and Victoria Ren enjoy a night of movie-watching on the field at Newman Stadium.

(Friday Night) Lights, Camera, Action

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer May 23, 2022

Though the football season has come and gone, the lights of Newman Stadium were once again lit up last Friday night—only the spectators' eyes were turned toward the screen rather than the field. After...

A pro-life demonstrator in front of the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington.

Opinion: As the Ideological Chasm Widens

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer May 20, 2022

When sitting down to write this article, I was immediately struck by a strong wave of deja vu—owing to a previous article I authored in September about Texas’s controversial “Heartbeat Bill,” S.B....

The nefarious nature of MLMs often destroys the very people they depend on to succeed.

Pyramid of Lies

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer May 11, 2022

Insidious temptations to join. Frenzied crowds with religious fervor. Prophetic speakers, shunning any member who dares to leave. The scene looks and sounds familiar, except it’s not a cult, but an...

The Spanish retail titan Zara has been a pioneer of the tactics used by fast fashion retailers to multiply profits.

Hanging by a Thread

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer April 20, 2022

Dua Lipas biggest hit yet, Levitating made waves in the music world but is now mired in controversy.

Did Dua Lipa actually copy “Levitating”?

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer March 29, 2022

Glitter, moonlight, the Milky Way, renegading… in the midst of the pandemic two years ago, Dua Lipa took listeners for a ride to a galaxy “where the music don’t stop for life” in her smash hit...

Across the country, increasing numbers of ambitious high school students are turning nonprofits mainstream.

Opinion: Student nonprofits shouldn’t be so common

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer March 25, 2022

At some point in the school year, I’ll be scrolling through Instagram when I notice a trend—post after post of colorful graphics announcing a new nonprofit organization started by fellow classmates....

Bumper to Bumper

Bumper to Bumper

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer March 10, 2022

It’s the last thing any parent, Perry Highway-commuter, or punctual student wants to encounter in the morning— cars at a standstill in front of the NASH main entrance on Rt. 19. The cause? Yet another...

Protesters at a rally against critical race theory in Leesburg, VA

Opinion: An Invisible Enemy

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer March 2, 2022

News anchor Michelle Li appears on the Ellen Show after a racist voicemail caught nationwide attention.

Opinion: Reclaiming Racism: #VeryAsian

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer February 1, 2022

During a New Year’s Day broadcast from NBC-affiliated KSDK St. Louis, Korean-American anchor Michelle Li was doing a piece on traditionally eaten New Year’s foods. After reporting on the cultural traditions of...

A Review of Dawn FM

A Review of Dawn FM

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer January 12, 2022

“You are now listening to 103.5 Dawn. You've been in the dark for way too long. It's time to walk into the light.” Abel Tesfaye, better known by his stage name, “The Weeknd,” recently dropped...

Red Cross Youth Clubs are student-run extensions aiming to carry out the organizations mission.

Sleeves Up, Hearts Open, All In

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer January 11, 2022

As 2022 officially begins, nearly 141 years have passed since Clara Barton first founded the American Red Cross in 1881. Barton, who had her first brush with medical aid on the battlefields of the Civil...

Works by Sepand Danesh Bored Ape Yacht Club (left) and The Last Warrior (right) at the Portrait of an Era NTF exhibition in London

NFTs: A Two-Way Mirror

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer January 10, 2022

A cartoon aqua Gucci Ghost GIF -- $3,600 (but now selling for $16,300). A PNG file of a gray pet rock -- $46,300. A “Rare Human” Logan Paul Pokémon trading card (yes, you read that right) -- $17,000. YouTuber...

With the holistic admissions process US colleges have adopted, students spend hours working on all parts of their application.

A Roll of the Dice

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer December 14, 2021

For many seniors, applying to college represents the culmination of four years of hard work in high school. The process can be one of the most arduous and stressful that students will have to go through,...

The Battle for Paid Parental Leave

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Tonga, and the United States of America. These seven are the only countries in the world that do not provide guaranteed...

Without policies like paid parental leave and universal childcare, the state of childcare in the US remains deficient in supporting new parents.

Paid Leave is the Minimum

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer November 17, 2021

Coach John Neffs commitments to students after school are enormous, as he oversees two of the largest organizations at NA, the Cross-Country and Track and Field Teams.

It’s Not about the Money

Michelle Hwang, Sophie Lu, and Anthony Durzo November 8, 2021

It’s 7 PM on a Monday night. Outside of NASH, the stillness of the parking lot stands in stark contrast to the frenzied mayhem that took place just five hours prior. However, in the midst of the mostly...

The controversial seasoning was first developed by Ikeda Kikunae, who sought to isolate the umami flavor found in Japanese seaweed.

With a Grain of Salt

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer October 21, 2021

As you peel back the cardboard folds of the familiar white container with red accents, the spicy and savory aromas emitting from the Chinese takeout are enough to make anyone’s stomach growl. A pair...

Texass newly enacted Heartbeat Bill sparked nationwide debate over womens right to abortion.

A Sacrifice at the Altar of Politics

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer September 28, 2021

May 7, 2019. For me and you, it was likely just a normal Tuesday. But for the 29 million citizens who call the state of Texas their home, their lives were about to be drastically changed. With a single...

With a total of 32 combined Olympic and World medals, Simone Biles is tied for the most decorated gymnast of all time.

The Golden Standard

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer September 17, 2021

Bright lights. Roaring crowds of thousands. Glittering trophies, coveted medals, fame and fortune. On the surface, the life of a star athlete gleams as much as the accolades that come with it. But...

The hallway outside Mrs. Volpe’s room is bookended by floor to ceiling trophy cases filled with student accolades.

Speaking Up for Speech & Debate

Sophie Lu, Staff Writer September 1, 2021

For most students, the end of the school year marked a collective sigh of relief and an invitation to commence summer activities before their inevitable return to NASH. But for one group of seven rising...

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