The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

  • Scholastic Art & Writing Contest: Deadline for writing is December 6th. Deadline for artwork is January 6th. Stop by the GOAL Office, room 249A, for more information.
  • DECA is collecting new or clean, gently used coats, jackets, hats, scarves, and gloves from Monday, November 15th - Monday, November 29th. Donations may be placed in the collection bins located in the vestibule or in front of the main office. All donations benefit Pittsburgh’s Outreached Arms to help those in need.
The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

The Student Voice of North Allegheny Senior High School

The Uproar

Zachary Ludwick

Zachary Ludwick, Staff Writer

Zach Ludwick is a senior at NASH this year and is in his first year of journalism. Strongly opinionated, journalism is a natural fit for him.  His interests include sports, politics, and entertainment.

All content by Zachary Ludwick
Running For a Cause

Running For a Cause

May 14, 2021

The blazing desert heat is already enough of a strain on many communities in Africa. As if sky-high temperatures were not enough, thousands of people have to walk miles every day to access their water...

College Bound

May 13, 2021

Michael Jackson and Eddie Van Halen at the 1984 MTV Music Awards. These two had some of the biggest impacts on music that year

A Year in Music: 1984

April 26, 2021

“It’s 1984!”  David Lee Roth’s first words during any Van Halen concert on tour that year brings together what a great year 1984 was for music. Loads of icons released some of their best works...

Packing the Supreme Court is a Terrible Idea

Packing the Supreme Court is a Terrible Idea

April 23, 2021

Life is unfair, isn’t it? The “progressive” coalition of the Democratic Party doesn’t like this idea too much. They thought Mitch McConnell was unfair in his treatment of Merrick Garland’s...

The Current State of Air Travel

The Current State of Air Travel

April 13, 2021

When the pandemic caused the first worldwide lockdowns a little over a year ago, the entire airline industry was shut down. Air travel, both leisure and business, stalled for almost an entire year.  As...

High School Regrets

April 6, 2021

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban

A Star-Spangled Mess

February 24, 2021

Once again, the NBA is in the headlines for something that has nothing to do with their on-court product. This time, it was revealed that the Dallas Mavericks were not playing the national anthem before...

Rush Limbaugh speaks at the CPAC in 2019.

The Voice of Controversy

February 19, 2021

Rush Limbaugh, talk show radio host and conservative tycoon, passed away from his battle of lung cancer at the age of 70.  Few in America changed the way a party's ideology develops like Limbaugh....

Wall Street was particularly busy last Wednesday.

Wall Street Wackiness

February 8, 2021

Hedgefund managers and other traders were scrambling the final week of January when GameStop and other lackluster stocks were being purchased in unprecedented amounts. The push was led by Reddit group...

Thought the Biden presidency may suggest that Americas problems have been resolved, much uncertainty remains.

America’s Shape After Coronavirus

January 26, 2021

Gloom and doom have dominated America and its recent outlook as a whole. Over 400,000  Americans have died from COVID-19, and the economy is debilitated. While the pandemic may seem like it will never...

Richard Barnett from Arkansas sits at Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosis desk after the breach of Capitol Hill

America Is on Life Support

January 7, 2021

I was supposed to be writing a piece on Biden’s economic plan and my disagreements with it, but yesterday's events in Washington D.C. rapidly turned my thoughts. America is now put on life support. What...

NASH senior Liv Schenk delivers student-made pottery and household items to a local nursing home, as part of her Pottery for Patients initiative.

A Year Of Student Leadership

December 22, 2020

In a plethora of different ways, student leadership and activism have taken a completely different shape, and 2020 has been the year that spearheaded these movements. Both local and national student-led...

On Monday, over a dozen parents and students came together to protest the extension of remote learning.

A Plea for Reopening

December 18, 2020

Last week, North Allegheny announced that all students would be fully remote until January 19th. Grades 6-12 began remote learning on Monday, December 14th, with the rest of the district following suit...

NFL Commisioner Roger Gooddell speaks to the media.

A Season Not Quite Fumbled

December 4, 2020

When the NFL season began, it was expected that there would be a few bumps in the road. Surely enough, that is exactly what happened, as numerous postponements have occurred throughout the league.  The...

Photo via Tech Radar

Console Wars: Who Wins?

November 24, 2020

Contrary to popular belief, there is something else to talk about besides COVID-19 and the election. Console wars are back! The Xbox Series X and the PlayStation 5 released in earlier this month, so let...

Donald Trumps loss in the presidential election is a bitter pill for some to swallow, but its necessary medicine if the Republican Party wants to restore its image in American politics.

The Republican Rebound

November 16, 2020

The election is over-- thank goodness. Let’s go back to normal, please.  With that being said, Donald Trump’s Republican Party is going to look very different soon. He took control of the party...

Photo by US Senate

The Problem with “The Lesser of Two Evils”

November 2, 2020

“Politics: the art of convincing decent people to forget the lesser of two evils is also evil.” This tweet by Edward Snowden changed my entire view on politics. It made me realize that the constant...

Social distancing signs and bottles of hand sanitizer throughout the library remind students just how different this school year is.

Full Shelves, Empty Seats

October 23, 2020

Before each school day, the NASH library looks the same as it always has. Tens of thousands of books line the long shelves, and the tables align themselves for the usual intake of students. However,...

Good Talk: Mr. Walkowiak

Good Talk: Mr. Walkowiak

October 22, 2020

Tell me about your background. I went to Knoch High School, and I attended college at the Merchant Marine Academy and studied Marine Science and Aeronautical Engineering. I spent four years in the Navy...

The impact of the new grading system varies depending on individual courses, which many see as a problem.

Formative, Summative, and the Ensuing Petition

October 14, 2020

At the beginning of this school year, North Allegheny announced a brand new grading system for high school classes. Divided among "summative" (tests and projects) and "formative" (classwork and homework)...

Eddie Van Halen emerged on the rock scene in the late 1970s and would go on to leave it utterly transformed.

Legends Never Truly Die

October 8, 2020

On Tuesday morning the world learned that guitar legend Eddie Van Halen died at the age of 65 from his battle with cancer. Eddie was the lead guitarist, keyboardist, and songwriter in the legendary band...

Joe Biden and Donald Trump partake in the first presidential debate on September 29th.

Any Functioning Adult 2020

September 30, 2020

Seriously? Did we just watch that? I'm sitting here after the debate, editing this article, and I'm baffled. There was no point to that. Constant interrupting, shouting about who knows what, disagreement...

Montreals Jonathan Drouin fights off Pittsburghs Crosby and Letang last winter.  The two teams would later meet in the qualifying round of the playoffs, which would spell an early demise for the Penguins.

Pittsburgh Penguins: Off-Season Outlook

September 21, 2020

Last year, the Penguins had a roller coaster of a season. After an embarrassing sweep by the New York Islanders in the first round of the 2018-19 season, General Manager Jim Rutherford promised changes...

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