The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

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The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

Waverly Younts

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer

Waverly Younts is a senior at NASH. She wrote for NaEye and is currently in her second year on The Uproar. She is a cashier at Monte Cello's Wexford, near NASH, and is a server at UMPC Cumberland Woods Village Senior Living. When she is not working, Waverly is most likely spending time with her friends and family, running track and field, petting her beautiful tuxedo kitten, Stella, or inventing new dishes in her kitchen.

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Heart to Heart

Heart to Heart

Halle Marsalis and Waverly Younts June 3, 2022

Waverly: With graduation being right around the corner for NASH seniors, many of us have realized that we are going to miss high school more than we had originally expected. I am a very sentimental person...

AP Exams were administered in the Baierl Center this year.

Pencils Down

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer May 12, 2022

If one has not noticed the lower-than-normal attendance in classes, the higher-than-normal stress levels from students, or the lack of sleep exhibited by classmates, one might not know what time of year...

NASH senior Hannah Oldham and a preschooler check out the energetic red panda exhibit located in the Forest Passage part of the zoo.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My!

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer April 29, 2022

Last week, NASH seniors who are currently enrolled in the Preschool Practicum class asked the preschoolers what they were most looking forward to for their outing to the Pittsburgh Zoo and PPG Aquarium....

Prom season is among us as many NASH senior girls are looking everywhere to find their ideal dress in time for May 14.

Yes to the Dress

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer April 6, 2022

With Prom less than a month and a half away, many senior girls at NASH have been searching for the perfect dress that will make their night extra special. This year, there is a wide variety of formal dresses...

As graduation gets closer and closer, many NASH seniors--including myself--wish to be homework and responsibility free.

33 Things To Do Instead of Writing an Article for Journalism

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer March 22, 2022

As the third quarter comes to a close and the fourth and final quarter of the school year begins, some NASH seniors are experiencing more and more senioritis symptoms each day--myself included. A few...

Good Talk: Mr. Pirring

Good Talk: Mr. Pirring

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer March 14, 2022

How long have you been teaching? I believe this is my twentieth year teaching, and I have been at NASH for eighteen of those. Which course of yours do you prefer to teach? Years ago, I did not...

Selecting a person to live amongst for a year is a very difficult decision to make; however, they might end up being your best friend and a key person in your life.

Destined to Dorm

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer March 9, 2022

For all of the excitement following a college acceptance letter, finding the ideal roommate to live with for the next four years can be a stressful and even awkward situation. After all, a college roommate...

Opinion: After Careful Review...

Opinion: After Careful Review…

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer February 18, 2022

A few days leading up to the official release day of my application decision from one of the top colleges on my list, I found myself checking the application portal an unhealthy amount of times each day....

Betty White made a tremendous impact on the world due to her tremendous acting, admirable activist work, and incredible spirit throughout nearly 100 years.

Thank you for being a friend, Betty White

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer January 26, 2022

Actress, activist, and icon Betty White sadly passed away on December 31st, 2021, at the age of 99 after suffering from a stroke six days prior. She spent more than eight decades in the entertainment industry...

Many people around the world have long created resolutions for the new year in order to improve their lives.

Brave New Year

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer January 3, 2022

As 2022 begins, many people around the world are looking to improve their lives in the new year by forming and completing their New Year’s resolutions. Common resolutions include exercising, saving money,...

Oxford Township, Michigan, grieves the loss of the four lives in the shooting last week at their local high school.

A Grave Reminder

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer December 7, 2021

On the afternoon of Tuesday, November 30, the Oakland County Police Department received more than one hundred 911 calls after a 15-year-old student opened fire at Michigan’s Oxford High School, leaving...

NASH seniors Kara Mihm and Lindey Glinoga prepare to battle in the trenches during a Powder Puff team practice.

[Photo] They’re Ready for Some Football

November 30, 2021

NASH seniors Kara Mihm and Lindey Glinoga prepare to battle in the trenches during a Powder Puff team practice.

Finest in the Field

Finest in the Field

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2021

How old were you when you started playing baseball? I started playing baseball when I was three. My brother and his friends would always play the game in the backyard. I would join in with them, so...

The remarkable actor that played Gunther in the show Friends lost his battle to prostate cancer after three years.

Remembering James Michael Tyler

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer November 8, 2021

Actor James Michael Tyler, who portrayed the role of a sarcastic manager and barista at the Central Perk coffee shop on Friends,”tragically passed away on Sunday, October 24th at the age of 59.  He...

Just as the pandemic was a stressful disruption to the daily routines of our pets, so too is our return to normalcy.

Anxiety’s Other Face

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer November 3, 2021

In March of 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) officially declared COVID-19 a global pandemic due to the frightening outburst of cases. As we all know too well, soon after, many states issued a...

False beauty standards posted and shared on social media platforms such as Instagram negatively impact teenagers every day, and new reports show that company executives have long been aware of the issue.

The Insidious Truth behind Instagram

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer October 1, 2021

For the past three years, Facebook has reportedly been conducting studies that investigated whether or not their acquired app, Instagram, affects the mental health and overall well-being of young users...

These three ladies are still smiling for the camera despite the Tigers going into halftime behind 14-7.

Blackout at Newman

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer September 27, 2021

Star-Spangled Spirit

Star-Spangled Spirit

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer September 13, 2021

The Student Section poses for their first game of the season. Go Tigers!

The First Friday Night

Waverly Younts, Senior Staff Writer August 30, 2021

Hosting and attending the legendary tailgate event before a home field Friday night football game has long been a tradition for NASH seniors. For the class of 2022, their very first tailgate and game of...

Police cars and SWAT trucks filled into the parking lot at Ross Park Mall following a scary afternoon for shoppers.

A Local Reminder of a National Crisis

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer June 7, 2021

On the afternoon of Saturday, May 29, a fight broke out on the second floor of Ross Park Mall that resulted in possible gunshots and ultimately two teenagers facing charges due to the illegal possession...

Dear Class of 2023

Dear Class of 2023

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer June 1, 2021

For as long as I can remember, I have been told that junior year is the most important year of high school. This may be a cause of panic for some, as this is an intimidating mantra. It certainly was for...

Crumbl Cookies sell their mouth watering cookies in store and even offers delivery, curbside pickup, and nationwide shipping.

A Review of Crumbl Cookies

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer May 14, 2021

Crumbl Cookies, a gourmet cookie company, is taking over Tiktok and gaining a lot of attention from cookie lovers across the country. The company first opened its doors in Utah in 2017 and has since expanded...

Students are now given the choice to take college entry exams due to test-optional colleges becoming more common.

Optional test? Sign me up.

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer April 29, 2021

Standardized tests such as the SAT and the ACT have long been a requirement when applying to most colleges and universities. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many colleges made these standardized tests optional...

The author receiving her vaccination shot last Tuesday at Butler Memorial Hospital.

Getting a Shot at a Normal Life

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer April 9, 2021

I had been anxiously awaiting my chance to get a COVID-19 vaccine for a very long time, but it may not be for the reason you think. Of course, I was worried about getting infected. No one wants to get...

Easter Sunday is celebrated both religiously and not.

Origins and Traditions of Easter

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer April 2, 2021

Easter, whether carried out in a religious or celebratory fashion, is one of the major holidays during the course of the spring months. Once the first day of spring hits, families who look forward to this...

The shooting in a grocery store located in Boulder, Colorado on Monday left local shoppers terrified after witnessing a shooting.

Enough was Enough (and it still is)

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer March 24, 2021

On the afternoon of Monday, March 22, news broke of a mass shooting in a supermarket in Boulder, Colorado, resulting in 10 fatalities. Twenty-one-year-old suspect Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa is accused of opening...

Madison Beers new album has exceeded many listeners expectations.

A Review of Life Support

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer March 10, 2021

At just 21 years old, pop singer and TikTok star Madison Beer has released her long-awaited debut album, Life Support. This undeniably authentic and raw album explores her personal battles and fans get...

With the news of North Allegheny moving to full in-person instruction, students are curious to see if parts of remote learning will still play a role in the classroom.

The Remains of Remote

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer February 25, 2021

Earlier this week, North Allegheny announced its gradual plan to return to full-time in-person instruction. With some excited about the news and some uneasy about it, no one knows what to expect once students...

Larry King will go down as one of the most influential and talented broadcasters of all time.

Remembering Larry King

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer January 27, 2021

Legendary CNN talk-show host, Larry King, tragically passed away on January 23rd at the age of 87. He was famous for many different things, including hosting Larry King Live on CNN for over 25 years before...

Americans need to work together to stop the spread of COVID-19, despite the lack of sufficient coverage from media outlets.

America’s Short Attention Span

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer January 21, 2021

Just over a year ago, the world began seeing reports from Wuhan, China, about a novel new coronavirus, called COVID-19. At the time, perhaps only the most knowledgeable epidemiologists could have predicted...

My First Feast of the Seven Fishes

My First Feast of the Seven Fishes

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer December 24, 2020

Celebrating Christmas means different things to different people. For Christians, the original reason, remembering and rejoicing the birth of Christ, continues to serve as the primary reason to observe...

Hours before Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf announced that youth sports would be banned until the new year, the track team lifted to prepare for their upcoming season.

Stopped in Their Tracks

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer December 11, 2020

Before yesterday afternoon, the winter track season had officially begun, despite initial concerns that the sport may be canceled this year due to COVID-19. After all, North Allegheny’s Track & Field...

How To Give Back This Holiday Season

How To Give Back This Holiday Season

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer November 29, 2020

The holiday season is among us, and it is crucial now more than ever to give back to the people in our community as we are still in a global pandemic. During normal circumstances in past years, it...

Though its not ideal, our best shot at a safe and fun Thanksgiving this year is through technology.

“Together” and Thankful

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer November 10, 2020

Thanksgiving has always been my favorite day of the entire year. It is a day filled with great food and even better time spent with family. Each year, my mom and I host my grandparents at our house, and...

A Review of Positions

A Review of Positions

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer November 5, 2020

Throughout all 14 tracks in her newest album, Positions, Ariana Grande describes her new romance and happiness while still trying to piece herself back together after so much heartache. This is her third...

Boseman served as an inspiration and advocate for the African American community.

Remembering Chadwick Boseman

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer October 28, 2020

Actor Chadwick Boseman, star of the groundbreaking 2018 movie Black Panther, tragically passed away on August 28th from colon cancer. Boseman was not only an actor we all saw and loved on the big screen....

Good Talk: Mrs. Long

Good Talk: Mrs. Long

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer October 1, 2020

What is your all time favorite book? My favorite book is To Kill a Mockingbird. I love the feisty and sweet character of Scout Finch. What is your biggest pet peeve? My biggest pet peeve is when...

A new contest by candy developer David Klein is elevating the unassuming jelly bean to level of cultural hero at a time sorely in need of good news.

The Candy Man Can

Waverly Younts, Staff Writer September 22, 2020

Since its introduction to the world in the late 1800s, the humble jelly bean has been a notably popular candy. But its best days may lie ahead. In a real-life version of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the...

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