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Katie Lew

Katie Lew, Photo Editor

Katie Lew (12) is in her second year as a part of The Nexus. You can often find her admiring herself on any reflective surface. Hit her up! @bluesklews on Instagram.
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Western music industry ostracizes POC artistry

Western music industry ostracizes POC artistry

September 17, 2021

Since the group’s debut in 2013, BTS aspired to take the world by storm and dominate the music industry. And in eight years, they have done just that, having broken into western pop culture with...

Micro-trends are public nuisances

September 17, 2021

As technology developed over time, resources from all over the world became accessible to us in one click. With this came the introduction of online shopping, and people, predominantly teenagers, began...

Jonathan McPherson (11) and David Azcona (11) perform Two Player Game from Be More Chill. Photo by Katie Lew.

Westview Theatre Company hosts Bound for Broadway, reunites with the stage

September 11, 2021

Jonathan McPherson (11) and David Azcona (11) perform "Two Player Game" from Be More Chill. Photo by Katie Lew.Lilith Freund (12) sings "Time Heals Everything" from Mack and Mabel. Photo by Katie Lew.Callie...

Gasping for Air

Gasping for Air

August 27, 2021

Ever since she was young, Joy Xu (12) believed that the only way to be successful was to do her absolute best, and the only way to do her absolute best was to never take breaks. Ever. Xu expected...

Dawson, Ye receive All-Star Award

Dawson, Ye receive All-Star Award

August 27, 2021

Olivia Dawson (12) gained more and more confidence as she danced through her routine. Allowing her body to move on its own, Dawson flew into the air, performing an aerial as the finishing move to her audition. Dawson...

Students commit to college for sports

June 14, 2021

Baseball & Softball Gerrit Erickson - California State University, Chico Gerrit Erickson (12) will extend his baseball career at California State University, Chico this fall where he will be a...

Girls golf grateful for season despite fewer opportunities for team bonding

Girls golf grateful for season despite fewer opportunities for team bonding

May 10, 2021

After a year of giving up any hope for a season, Sanjana Gurram (12) was pleasantly surprised when she was able to go back out onto the golf course and play with her team in February. Being on the...

High school students cheat more in online school

High school students cheat more in online school

April 8, 2021

Niki* (12) opened her vocabulary test in February for her English class and immediately switched tabs to a Google document, which was filled with answers for the test. The top of the page began to...

Academic Honesty Policy fails to deter cheating

Academic Honesty Policy fails to deter cheating

April 8, 2021

According to a 2015 survey conducted by the International Center for Academic Honesty, 95% of students surveyed admitted to some form of academic cheating. Cheating is a widespread issue that has only...

Cheating in School: Rules, Reasons, and Repercussions

Cheating in School: Rules, Reasons, and Repercussions

April 8, 2021

High school students cheat during online schoolNiki* (12) opened her vocabulary test in February for her English class and immediately switched tabs to a Google document, which was filled with answers...

Olivia Dawson (11) takes notes using pen and paper, which is one of the strategies she uses to stay focused during online school. Photo courtesy of Olivia Dawson.

Students with ADHD develop strategies for learning online

March 11, 2021

Olivia Dawson (11) stared down at her math test and counted all the questions she had yet to answer. Looking up at the clock, she calculated how much time it would take to complete the problem at hand....

Opinion: Political activism inspires positive change

Opinion: Political activism inspires positive change

November 19, 2020

“I’m not really into politics.” I vividly remember these words coming out of my mouth, on multiple occasions up until freshman year, telling people I wasn’t interested in such boring matters....

Opinion: ICE violates basic human rights, needs reform

Opinion: ICE violates basic human rights, needs reform

October 22, 2020

Recent allegations complaining about forced hysterectomies performed in immigrant detention centers have surfaced in the media. A whistleblower and former nurse at the Irwin County Detention Center (ICDC),...

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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