The Uproar

Sally Cho

Sally Cho, Staff Writer

Sally Cho is a junior at NASH. Before The Uproar, she previously wrote for the NAEye. Outside of writing, she enjoys theatre, making milkshakes, and watching pretentious films.

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K-Pop sensation BTS's collaboration with McDonald's has created a lot of buzz on social media.

BTS Meal Review

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

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...

That’s a Wrap

May 11, 2021

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

A Time of Collective Trauma

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

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

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!

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 Thomas's novel

NA parents protest controversial novel

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...

On the Bubble

March 4, 2021

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

Still Waiting in the Wings

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

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 Biden's nomination at the 2020 Democratic National Convention.

The New White House Family

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

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

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

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

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 Fair's December issue.

Democracy and Idolatry

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

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 nurse's office is decorated with informational posters about the coronavirus.

Two Weeks Notice

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

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?

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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