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Caitlynn Hauw

Caitlynn Hauw, Staff Writer

Caitlynn Hauw is a sophomore staff writer for the Nexus. This is her first year as a part of the staff, and in her free time she pursues social activism and writing.

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Whitney takes last ride at Westview

Whitney takes last ride at Westview

June 14, 2021

Science teacher Robert Whitney's favorite colors are unpopularly yellow and orange simply because they remind him of a sunrise. Each morning Whitney wakes up at 5:30 a.m. and then at 6:30 a.m. buckles...

Lutgen o-fish-ally retires after 31 years of teaching

Lutgen o-fish-ally retires after 31 years of teaching

June 14, 2021

“There is nothing in this room that I can’t trace back to the Industrial Revolution,” social science teacher Dan Lutgen said confidently in March to his second-period World History class; I was...

Reyes synthesizes world through producing music

Reyes synthesizes world through producing music

May 10, 2021

Nate Reyes (10) works on a new EDM track called "Phazer." It took him two weeks to create this 3 minute and 38 second beat. Photo courtesy of Nate Reyes. While in English...

Opinion: Chauvin trial results in exception, not standard of police accountability

Opinion: Chauvin trial results in exception, not standard of police accountability

May 10, 2021

I initially praised the conviction of Derek Chauvin, who was declared guilty of all three charges of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder, and second-degree manslaughter by the 12 jury...

Opinion: McConnell embodies erosion of American politics

Opinion: McConnell embodies erosion of American politics

April 8, 2021

For the past year, I’ve been riding the roller coaster that is American politics, and the neck-breaking twists and turns of the Mitch McConnell ride always leaves me disoriented.  McConnell truly...

Reflecting on their journeys: families help students embrace their cultures

Reflecting on their journeys: families help students embrace their cultures

November 19, 2020

When Armita Fazel (11) was in sixth grade, a boy asked her a seemingly innocent question, “Are you Iranian?” As she responded yes, the boy proclaimed that all Iranians were terrorists, then asked...

Opinion: RBG's death leaves void

Opinion: RBG’s death leaves void

October 29, 2020

On Sept. 18 the formidable dissents, the witty and fiery Ginsburns, and the hopeful semblance of justice within America faded as Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed from this world.  Despite being...

Sports Simplified: Volleyball

Sports Simplified: Volleyball

October 22, 2020

      

A day in the life of a senior assassin

A day in the life of a senior assassin

October 1, 2020

 While Audrey Tu (12) grasped her water gun close to her side, her partner Sophie Wallis (12) positioned her phone’s camera just beyond the wall. I, as their bait—the unfortunate student...

College recruiting changes amidst COVID-19 pandemic

September 17, 2020

CJ Latimer (12) runs uphill sprints, which are one of the many exercises he completes while he trains with his private coach, July 12. He later sent the recordings filmed at this time to various...

PUSD, Okolo sisters put forward anti-racism policies

PUSD, Okolo sisters put forward anti-racism policies

September 2, 2020

Each day, Ekene (11) and Nene Okolo (‘19) work to educate their followers on Black history that is rarely taught within the school curriculum through their Instagram account @BlackinPUSD. The account...

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