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Stories from North Allegheny Senior High School
One Size Does Not Fit All
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Kendel Barber | September 16, 2019

It would seem that any reasonable human being understands that one-size-fits-all clothing is absurd. In recent years, there has been a long overdue push for body positivity and inclusivity in popular culture….

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It Affects Us, Too
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Kendel Barber | May 14, 2019

Frequently throughout the halls of a high school, when the topic of politics comes up, I hear students say “I don’t care.” Now, I definitely hear adults say this, too, but it is much more common…

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The Power of the Resume
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Connor Foran | May 9, 2019

Teachers, if you’re looking for an effective hitman, hire a high school student who is flunking your AP class and offer them an A in that class in exchange for their work. It would be done within an hour…

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Home Away From Home
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Katie Golden | May 2, 2019

The vast majority of students who walk our halls have lived in NA for all their lives.  NA has always been home, and graduations from elementary school to middle school and from middle school to high…

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$100,000 Surprise
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Amanda Lu | April 19, 2019

On Saturday, March 30th, hundreds of North Allegheny students gathered in the NASH gym and cafeteria to celebrate TigerThon, an annual dance marathon supporting UPMC’s Children’s Hospital and Pennies from…

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Where’s the Honor?
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Caroline Mura | April 17, 2019

With the final stretch of the school year and finals season looming on the horizon, some of us may have already forgotten about the hysteria that consumed the junior class just a few weeks ago. National…

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The NASH Plague
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Rin Swann | March 26, 2019

Like a swarm of locusts settling upon Egypt, a wave of illness has settled over NASH. Stuffy noses, coughs, vomiting, strep, high fever, the flu… Each one piles up to form one definition for the misery…

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Column: Cheap Cheats and Expensive Bribes
Admissions Scandal

Jonathan Ross | March 20, 2019

I think it is safe to say that a majority of students in our school have, at some point during their academic careers, cheated, finessed, conned, bluffed, or otherwise bamboozled their way to a grade that…

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The Problem Without Passion
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Amanda Lu | March 19, 2019

When I was a kid, I loved to read and write. My favorite day of the week was Monday, because on Mondays, my father would take me to Northland Library. I’d browse the familiar aisles of the first floor…

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Dismissal Hysteria
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Valerie Davis | March 19, 2019

As I walked into school on Monday morning, heading for the attendance office with an early dismissal note in my hand, I was very excited for the day ahead of me. The cast was going to perform Good News for…

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An Ode to Lost Friendships
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Somya Thakur | March 17, 2019

We lose friends for a variety of reasons — people move, you get into fights, life gets crazy. No matter the reason, we all know what it’s like to lose a friend. In a way, it’s almost like a breakup….

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Clean Shave, Cleaner Finish
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Valerie Davis | March 8, 2019

As choral students walked into the choir room on Friday, March 1st, they did not expect the sight before them. There were even a few gasps and giggles as the group beheld the sight of Mr. Schmiech, a man…

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Shots Fired / 3rd. Ed.
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Rin Swann | March 2, 2019

A few weeks ago, I caught what has become known as the “NASH Plague,” which left me with splitting headaches, dripping sinuses, and nausea so bad that the only cure was to curl up in a ball until I was…

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Insec-hair-ity
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Carissa Ackison | March 1, 2019

When we were little, my sister cut her hair really, really short. It was awful, so she had to go a hair stylist to get it fixed. After that, she never cut her own hair again. As a kid, I never had the…

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Laptop Lowdown
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Rin Swann | February 12, 2019

Now more than ever before, technology has become a daily part of student life. From online homework to tests to study materials, student life has become wrapped around the laptop, and NA is no exception….

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No School, No Work
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Samantha Solenday | February 12, 2019

Everyone remembers what it was like in elementary school, waiting for that important call while watching the news and trying to catch your school name scroll past on the list of cancellations, knowing…

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Out In A Rush
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Valerie Davis | February 7, 2019

It is 2:15pm on a cold, January day at NASH. I’m sitting in my last period class eager to leave the premises of the school. The bell rings, I go out to my car, and I try to make my way through the traffic….

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70 Percent
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Roshie Xing | February 1, 2019

To most Americans, taxes are an inevitable fact of life (the only constancy, of course, besides death). We groan about them, we question their necessity, and we complain about the government’s wasteful…

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“Just Eat”
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Ella Backauskas | January 31, 2019

I want to preface this article by saying that it was extremely difficult to write — not because of complexity or the amount of quotes I had to get or the amount of time I put into writing it, but because…

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Invisible
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Rin Swann | January 18, 2019

Earlier this week, I received a letter from the administration reminding me, in hard black letters, that I had missed more than 18 days of school and, in the future, I will need a doctor’s excuse for…

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The Case Against Harvard
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Amanda Lu | January 8, 2019

College hysteria is a real problem for seniors across America. What used to be considered free time is now filled up with Common Application tweaks, transcript requests, and freak-outs over the test scores…

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How Will You Be Remembered?
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Ella Sinciline | October 15, 2018

Who you are before you graduate high school matters – especially now.

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