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Stories from North Allegheny Intermediate High School
Seeking Middle Ground: Abortion
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Quinn Volpe | November 1, 2019

Let yourself imagine that you’re on Instagram back in May of 2019. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey has just signed the Human Life Protection Act into law and it will put in place a near-total ban on abortion…

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More Than A Salad
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Dani Benavides | October 31, 2019

“Where do you get your protein from?”

“Isn’t being vegetarian and being vegan pretty much the same thing? Why would you follow that diet?” These are commonly asked questions that vegetarians and…

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Antisemitism: A Year in Review
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Jess Daninhirsch | October 29, 2019

October 27th, 2018. A day that will forever live as a horrible memory in Pittsburgh, Jewish, and American lives.

It has been exactly one year since that day, but I remember it so vividly, as if it were…

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Americanized: Coconut
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Sreeja Yellapragada | October 24, 2019

The label “coconut” is typically used for 1st generation Indians — or really any ‘brown’ people — to showcase one’s home identity on the outside, while looking more culturally “white” on…

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Please Excuse This Interruption…
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Zoë Sage Tracey | October 18, 2019

Why don’t we talk about how we feel for a second.

The silence fills the atmosphere of my class when the intercom beeps to notify the entire school of some message. 

Every time that announcement…

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Adoption: Fact vs. Fiction
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Madyson Cieszynski | October 4, 2019

A little girl was born in a downtown hospital on December 26, 2003. She had about two days with her birth mother before she was handed over to the social worker. To this day, she is still not sure how…

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Never Again? My Take on the Crisis in Sudan
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Lamees Subeir | September 24, 2019

A popular phrase in Holocaust education is “Never Again,” which means to use the tragedy of the Holocaust to try to prevent such an atrocity from ever happening again.  Volumes of books have been…

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How To Have A Civil Political Conversation
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Abigail Gallen | May 24, 2019

We don’t know how to talk to each other anymore. It’s as if the opposing arguments are standing on opposite cliffs, with an enormous valley separating the two. All we can do is yell; and even then, we…

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The Trouble Behind the Trend: Cultural Appropriation and How it Damages A Person’s Identity
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Michelle Hwang | April 19, 2019

Cultural appropriation. I’m sure that you’ve heard those words somewhere and sometime before. Whether it be from the “My culture isn’t your  d*mn prom dress” meme, some heavily opinionated…

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Identity Crisis
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Kristen Kinzler | April 18, 2019

Every time someone asks me to describe myself, one of the first words that come to mind is “smart.” It’s not a matter of arrogance or an attempt to brag. It simply feels like a fact– something I,…

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Retracing Our Roots: My Mother’s Journey
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Meghna Behari | March 27, 2019

Stunning silks, savory spices, and a rich history of deep-rooted culture and community. These are all India’s treasured allotropes, symbols for fascinating land and culture that date back hundreds of…

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Born and Raised in Black and Gold
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Kristen Kinzler | February 25, 2019

There’s something that’s kinda funny when you’re a sophomore in a school with kids you’ve pretty much known your whole life. It’s not necessarily a “ha-ha” kind of funny, but rather possesses…

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Perfection Versus Passion: What’s the Purpose?
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Kristen Kinzler | February 6, 2019

It’s the last period of the school day. It’s obvious that every student is tired, bored, and ready to go home. They all slug into the room that’s lit by obnoxious, white fluorescent lights and trudge…

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Continuing the Conversation: Does NA Culture Push Kids Too Far?
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Kristen Kinzler | January 2, 2019

North Allegheny is known for giving its students stellar opportunities. We seem to have the best to offer in sports, arts, and especially academics. With so many honors and AP classes to choose from, students…

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A 15-Year-Old-Girl’s View On Brett Kavanaugh
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Abigail Gallen | December 26, 2018

Every woman in America is furious. And if some are not, they will be. If Brett Kavanaugh is named a Supreme Court Justice, a judge on the highest court of the land, every woman will cry. And every husband,…

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