Best of SNO

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2019-2020
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North Allegheny Senior High School
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North Allegheny Senior High School
in 2019-2020
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Stories from North Allegheny Senior High School
Never Again — Again
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Julia Poppa | November 15, 2019

After Sandy Hook, the words resounded from sea to shining sea — “Never again.” Then we witnessed another 2,291 mass shootings.

Yesterday at 11 am, a shooter opened fire at Saugus High School in Santa…

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From Classroom to Courtroom
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Mia Capretta | November 14, 2019

When murder trials are the subject of lessons in social studies class, the learning typically takes place with a textbook in hand. But yesterday, the Law and Justice classes witnessed such a trial firsthand.

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Killer Comedy
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Meg Rees | November 13, 2019

Occasionally, we all wish we could be someone else.

For a lucky 15 students at NASH, that wish has come true, at least temporarily, as they step into the shoes of a mansion owner, a maid, a comedian,…

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Ten Minutes Away, Worlds Apart
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Lucie Flagg | November 12, 2019

The words “mom” and “dad” don’t go together in my vocabulary, and it feels as though they never have. Ever since kindergarten when my parents got divorced, it’s been “Dad and Tricia” and…

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In the Spirit
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Reese Marsalis | November 8, 2019

High schools around the country hold weekly pep rallies, but until today no student at NASH had yet to experience one of their own.  Even NASH Principal Dr. Kreider had not enjoyed such an event since…

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Beyond Words
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Julia Poppa | November 7, 2019

My step sister was born with West syndrome, which is a condition causing epilepsy and infantile spasms, as well as disrupted brain wave patterns that lead to mental handicaps. For her, brain development…

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Deer Valley Environmental Education
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Abby Kachur, Erica Negrini, and Audra Sapp | November 5, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on November 5, 2019.

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Up Close: Trick or Trot 2019
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Alexis Franczyk | November 1, 2019

The annual North Allegheny Foundation Trick or Trot Race took place last Saturday.  An event that was originally designed to raise money for the foundation, which awards student scholarships and staff…

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In Memoriam
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Maddie Kantz | November 1, 2019

I can never find the right words to tell people when they ask about my dad, so I’ve started being completely up front about it.  After all, it’s the undeniable harsh reality of my life. My dad died…

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At the Corner of Poultry and Politics
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Jonathan Ross | October 31, 2019

At the “cornerstone of church and chicken,” the self-dubbed name of Northway Church’s shared parking lot with Chick-fil-A on Rt. 19 North, I find myself divided. By the time I’m in the drive-through,…

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A Case Not Soon Forgotten
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Jordan Atkins | October 29, 2019

On September 6, 2018, a little over a year ago, Dallas police officer Amber Guyger fatally shot an unarmed African-American, Botham Jean, in his apartment at the building where they both lived. Guyger…

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Click It or Ticket
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Katie Golden | October 28, 2019

Driving out of NASH after a school day is usually a slow-going process, but yesterday’s line of traffic had a meaningful purpose.  As students were leaving the campus yesterday, the McCandless police…

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Hot and Cold
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Alyssa Bruce | October 24, 2019

For at least the past few years, it has seemed that one cannot go a day without hearing of global warming or sustainable living, whether it be from the news or directly from others.

Yet, despite sustainable…

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The Path Less Traveled By
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Julia Poppa | October 23, 2019

Any NASH student who even blinks in the direction of the auditorium has seen the easel plastered with the names and banners of the colleges who send representatives on recruitment missions here. The counselors…

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In the End
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Michael Taffe | October 22, 2019

On Saturday, October 5th, while at a Marching Band event, I felt my phone vibrate in my pocket. Thinking that it was a friend sending a Snapchat or Instagram post, I chose to ignore it. Around 20 minutes…

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The Parent Trap
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Abby Pingpank | October 21, 2019

School entails enough stress as it is, and the last thing students often want is to have their parents get too involved. For some students at NASH, though, that is not an option, as their parents are here…

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T-Shrits for Sale
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Somya Thakur | October 17, 2019

In a building where every club and organization has their own t-shirt, junior Ryan Apel has found a clever way to make his stand out in a crowd — though it must cause endless grief to the English Department.

Apel…

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Two Is Not Always Better
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Megan Wilson | October 11, 2019

Two of everything. Two houses. Two birthdays. Two holidays. Two vacations. You name it.

For most of us, could life be any better? Extra presents on Christmas, twice the amount of food on Thanksgiving,…

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Final Countdown: Friday Night
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Meg Rees | October 9, 2019

Each Friday night during the fall, thousands of spectators witness the Marching Band’s performance.  Significantly fewer, however, see what the group does before and after the big night.  The timeline…

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A Bachelor’s in Bankruptcy
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Neeti Cherukupalli | October 8, 2019

To high school seniors, kicking off the new school year means not only taking on the pressure of difficult and demanding classes but also applying to college. With the growing pressure comes the dilemma…

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Foreign Natives
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Somya Thakur, Sakeena Badrane, Meryem Marasli, and Grace Lee | October 3, 2019

This story was originally published on The Uproar on October 3, 2019.

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Rated M for Mature
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Jordan Atkins | October 2, 2019

Raising children today could not be more different than in past eras. The world keeps changing, and the teenagers today are dealing with completely different circumstances than their parents dealt with…

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Now They’re Cooking!
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Meg Rees | September 30, 2019

We eat there daily, but most students have never seen how the cafeteria staff manages to provide for us.

Earlier this month, I was granted permission by cafeteria supervisors Jenna Ossler and Beverly…

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Democracy: What is it?
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Neeti Cherukupalli | September 25, 2019

The story of Hong Kong is no simple one. Its history is comprised of various upswings and downturns, causing major social and political unrest. The current situation is no different.

This story was…

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Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
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Lucie Flagg | September 24, 2019

There’s no doubt that the city of Pittsburgh is a cultural hotspot, but for the Feresita family of Baldwin, it’s much more than that.

The family, who moved to Pittsburgh from Kenya three years ago,…

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Home Truth
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Katie Golden | September 23, 2019

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This story was originally published on The Uproar on September 23, 2019.

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Jogo Racista
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Jonathan Ross | September 20, 2019

Earlier this month, in a non-section Labor Day soccer match, Allderdice players alleged that they had been verbally attacked by their opponents from the Connellsville School District. The Connellsville…

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Haleymae Takes Friday Night
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Maria Cima | September 18, 2019

This year there is a new sight pulling people from their homes and to Newman Stadium on Friday nights. For the first time in NA high school history, there is a girl scoring points on the varsity football…

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Post 9/11 is All We Know
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Chloe Mawyer | September 17, 2019

September 11th, 2001, is a day that shocked the world and changed American culture as a whole. Like practically every other high student in the U.S., I wish I knew what America was like before the planes…

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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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