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

Sally Cho

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Sally Cho is a senior at NASH. Outside of writing, she enjoys theatre, maintaining homeostasis, and seeing indie movies with Quinn Volpe.

All content by Sally Cho
The sun setting over the Cathedral of Learning on Flagstaff Hill.

5 Things I’m Going to Miss about Pittsburgh

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief June 1, 2022

All my life, I’ve been looking forward to leaving Pittsburgh. I always felt it was too small for me, and I could not wait to explore and experience other places.  In August, my wishes will come true,...

[Multimedia] College Decision Day at NASH

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief May 6, 2022

24 NHS service hours are due April 15th, and members have various approaches to the deadline.

On the Hour

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief April 8, 2022

As spring settles in, a lot of deadlines and events come to seniors’ minds--National Decision Day, Prom, and graduation. Amongst all these, another deadline is on the minds of some seniors: The NHS service...

Physical touch is an important, but overlooked, component of relationships.

Opinion: Back in Touch

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 23, 2022

A handshake. A high five. A pat on the back. A head against a shoulder. A hug. These are all simple, normal acts of physical touch that we don’t really give a second thought to. Touch is the simplest...

AP Biology teacher Mr. Allen proudly displays one of his tattoos.

Instructional Ink

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief March 3, 2022

Tattoos are controversial. Some see them as a form of self-expression, or an art form of its own. Others view them as something only young people get, and some may even see them as unprofessional.  Due...

StuCo Recording Secretary David Schantz and StuCo Historian Morgan Nash sell MORP tickets during lunch.

MORP returns, more inclusive than ever

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief February 4, 2022

Excitement is in the air at NASH, as MORP, NASH’s version of a Sadie Hawkins winter formal dance, approaches. The long-awaited dance, which was canceled last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, will take...

Senior Gloria Wang is one of the outstanding artists at NASH.

Look at This!

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 26, 2022

Senior Gloria Wang discovered her love of art at a young age. From her first brush with art, she knew this was a passion she would carry with her for many years to come. “I got started in art before...

Seniors Concetta Bochicchio and Morgan Nash enjoy one of their last art classes left before the second semester begins. The second semester marks the last couple of months seniors have before graduation.

Seven Down, One to Go

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief January 18, 2022

A new semester is upon NASH, and for the seniors, it is their last.  Thoughts of graduation and college are on the horizon, and this last semester will be filled with college decisions, end-of-the-year...

Theres many things about NASH that irk its students on a daily basis.

The 12 Rants of Christmas

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

December is a month full of holidays, where people spend time with loved ones and celebrate. It is also a time of spreading joy and gratefulness. So, in the spirit of the holiday season, I thought I would...

Tis the Season

‘Tis the Season

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief December 21, 2021

When all the students and staff had gone home for the night last Wednesday, sounds of laughter and joy could still be heard echoing throughout the halls of NASH. It was the bright sound of friends reuniting...

The acclaimed 90s sitcom features nine different Thanksgiving episodes over the course of its ten-season run.

Friends Thanksgiving Episodes Ranked

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 24, 2021

On Thanksgiving Day, people may find themselves watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade or tuning in for a football game. However, I have a personal Thanksgiving tradition that I have been following...

[Multimedia] Game of Inches

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief November 12, 2021

Senior Ana-Maria Sanda is a foreign exchange student from Germany.

From Deutschland to NA

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief October 15, 2021

Senior Ana-Maria Sanda has embarked on a brave and exciting journey at a young age that not many will take until their adult years. As a high school senior, she left her home country of Germany for the...

Newman Stadium turned pink on Friday night.

Friday Night in Review

Sally Cho and Quinn Volpe October 10, 2021

Two words provoked the flocking of North Allegheny community members of all ages to the senior high Friday night: Homecoming weekend.  The cheering of students and the arrival of 15 floats marked the...

Senior Shreya Chalapalli is one of the most talented artists at NASH.

Look at This!

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 16, 2021

NASH is home to many budding artists with their own unique visions, styles, and talents. Senior Shreya Chalapalli, however, is a standout amongst them. With various awards and honors under her belt, she...

Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings opened Labor Day weekend to record-breaking numbers.

A Review of Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief September 14, 2021

The newest Marvel movie, Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings, has smashed Labor Day box office records, bringing in $94.4 million dollars over the Labor Day weekend.  The film has also become...

The lunch periods on the first day of school required students to sit at a safe distance, a precautionary measure carried over from last year to minimize the chance of a virus-related school closure.

For the new senior class, a cautiously optimistic start

Sally Cho, Co-Editor-in-Chief August 24, 2021

With the exception of the final week of last school year (the only week with no Wellness Wednesday), the last time the class of 2022 was in school full-time and in person was their sophomore year in March...

K-Pop sensation BTSs collaboration with McDonalds has created a lot of buzz on social media.

BTS Meal Review

Sally Cho, Staff Writer June 4, 2021

From “The Charli” drink to the Travis Scott Meal, celebrity-sponsored items at fast-food chains have become increasingly common. The latest product of this trend is the BTS Meal, a collaboration between...

The Song of Achilles offers more than a fresh take on The Iliad. It enriches our understanding of the classic epic poem.

A Review of The Song of Achilles

Sally Cho, Staff Writer May 25, 2021

When I was first recommended The Song of Achilles, I was skeptical. Reading a modern adaptation of The Iliad, an ancient Greek epic poem, did not seem like a pleasurable way to spend my leisure time to...

The COVID-19 pandemic has deeply affected all of us, leaving scars that may be hard to heal from.

A Time of Collective Trauma

Sally Cho, Staff Writer April 23, 2021

“This is your 9/11.” Those were the ominous last words I heard my teacher say before I excitedly exited my classroom on March 13, 2020, ready for a two week vacation. My friend and I laughed about...

Chats for Change aims to spark student-led discussions on various issues.

Chats for Change

Sally Cho, Staff Writer April 12, 2021

Throughout the school year, junior Quinn Volpe has taken notice of the various issues her fellow classmates have struggled with. From school-related stress to social justice issues, it is clear many students...

Asian artists have a long and complicated history in the entertainment industry.

The Changing Face of Stage and Screen

Sally Cho, Staff Writer March 29, 2021

Disclaimer: This article focuses primarily on East Asian representation to reflect the author’s personal experiences. Growing up as an Asian girl in America, there were not many characters in television...

NASH junior Morgan Nash pursues her passion with dedication and heart.

Look at This!

Sally Cho, Staff Writer March 23, 2021

Not many are able to find their true calling at a young age, but junior Morgan Nash is an exception. She has known that art is her passion since she was little, and she has put continuous effort into her...

Angie Thomass novel The Hate U Give has become the latest link in the chain of books challenged in schools.

NA parents protest controversial novel

Sally Cho, Staff Writer March 11, 2021

A controversial book in North Allegheny’s ninth-grade English curriculum has been met with strong opposition. The Hate U Give tells the story of a Black teenager who witnesses the police shooting of...

Nothing but dimmed lights and dark marquees are left on the once-bustling streets of Broadway.

Still Waiting in the Wings

Sally Cho, Staff Writer February 22, 2021

Just a year ago, thousands of people would gather every night in the heart of New York City to sit squished right next to one another and pay hundreds of dollars to watch people spit droplets onto each...

Many seem to have let their guard down regarding COVID protocols, but school is not the time or place for that.

A Question of Safety

Sally Cho, Staff Writer February 4, 2021

“Dear North Allegheny Senior High School Families, North Allegheny School District was notified that an individual who is connected to North Allegheny Senior High School tested positive for COVID-19.” NASH...

The First and Second Families celebrate Bidens nomination at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The New White House Family

Sally Cho, Staff Writer January 20, 2021

By noon today, America will have welcomed a new presidential administration. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris will begin their terms as President and Vice-President, respectively, and their spouses, Jill Biden...

The wellness of students has been a lingering concern for the administration this school year.

A Day to De-Stress

Sally Cho, Staff Writer January 5, 2021

Wednesday typically falls short on the list of favorite days of the week. The dreaded "hump day" earned its name because it's essentially the obstacle in the middle of the work week one must get over to...

For 1.5 generation immigrants, trying to form an identity that honors two cultures is a tricky balancing act.

Stuck in the Middle with You

Sally Cho, Staff Writer December 14, 2020

“Where are you from?” That should be a simple enough question to answer, but I still don’t have a proper response. Pittsburgh or South Korea? I don’t know which one feels more like home to me,...

Though he began performing in front of his bathroom mirror, Hyunjun Chang now regularly performs in public.

On the Beat

Sally Cho, Staff Writer December 1, 2020

When NASH senior Hyunjun Chang was a freshman in boarding school, he came across a music video called “Mic Drop” by BTS, a famous K-Pop group. That chance encounter changed Chang’s life, sparking...

Contrary to their purpose, standardized tests can have widespread negative effects on students.

More than a Score

Sally Cho, Staff Writer November 17, 2020

Two Saturdays ago, I, along with dozens of other students, reluctantly walked through the doors of NASH at 7:45 AM, where we would soon spend the next five hours bent over a desk reading passages and solving...

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez graces the cover of Vanity Fairs December issue.

Democracy and Idolatry

Sally Cho, Staff Writer November 2, 2020

Recently, Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went on a live streaming website and played a popular video game, “Among Us,” with her “fans” for three hours. The event immediately became a trending...

Band classes now typically involve students sitting socially distanced with no instruments in sight.

A New Tune

Sally Cho, Staff Writer October 20, 2020

Room 195, the Chorus Room, feels emptier this year. The students are still present, but the singing is gone, muted by the masks on their faces. In fact, the entire music curriculum has had to adapt...

The door to the nurses office is decorated with informational posters about the coronavirus.

Two Weeks Notice

Sally Cho, Staff Writer October 12, 2020

Another round of quarantine has hit NASH. Just weeks after the first batch of students was sent home due to possible exposure to the coronavirus, a second wave of students is now being forced to quarantine. On...

Social media has provided a platform for all to voice their opinions on societal issues, whether or not those concerns are genuine.

When Protest Turns Performative

Sally Cho, Staff Writer September 29, 2020

We all saw the flood of black squares on our feeds in June. We’ve all seen the educational infographics on people’s stories. We’ve seen hundreds of links to petitions and people proclaiming, “Why...

The once bustling stage of NASH is now empty, uncertain when another performance will be able to take place at full capacity.

Remember When?

Sally Cho, Staff Writer September 18, 2020

I love live theatre. Whether I’m on the stage or in the audience, I know that when the lights go down, I can forget every care and worry in the world and simply be in the moment for the next two...

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