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Caitlynn Hauw

Caitlynn Hauw, Final Focus Editor

Caitlynn Hauw (11) is in her second year as a part of The Nexus. In her free time she pursues social activism and writing.

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Students express moods through clothing

Students express moods through clothing

October 8, 2021

One of Kailyn Donnelly’s (9) favorite clothing stores smells like the beach. St Peter's Thrift Shop is a scene of chaotic beauty—many of the entrances are barricaded by boxes stacked high with...

Enemocon, Stevens break football norms

Enemocon, Stevens break football norms

October 8, 2021

One evening in 2019, coach Ron Stevens realized his team was going to be down a few players for a big flag football game. His daughter, Ava Stevens (9), who was twelve at the time, stepped onto the...

Art by Michelle Jin

Forget about perfection, Hoco is your oyster

October 8, 2021

The last time I went to Homecoming I had braces, a 4.0 GPA, and what I now believe to be a naïve hopefulness for the world. Freshman year was a time of optimism; the world was my oyster and Homecoming...

NJROTC march at Poway Rotary

NJROTC march at Poway Rotary

September 17, 2021

Commanding Officer Caeden Giorgetta (12) stood in front of the judges and audience to deliver a battalion sound off as a united unit with his Navy Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (NJROTC)....

Dang extends brand into basketball team

Dang extends brand into basketball team

September 17, 2021

Caleb Dang (12) laced up his coveted Nike Undefeated x Kobe 4 Protro sneakers in the San Antonio Spurs’ team colors as he stepped onto the court. It was 20 minutes until game time and Rick &...

Artists dont owe you a new album

Artists don’t owe you a new album

August 27, 2021

As an avid reader of the U.S. Constitution, I know all citizens are entitled to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. So unless Congress has made a sudden amendment to the Constitution since...

Zhao, Henry bond together over part-time service jobs at Rubios

Zhao, Henry bond together over part-time service jobs at Rubio’s

August 27, 2021

Every time Ricky Zhao (12) entered into Rubio’s and saw his co-worker Logan Henry (12), he never failed to dap up his “homie” with a fist bump and a head nod. Sometimes, they even daringly went...

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: RBGs 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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