The Nexus

Katie Lew

Katie Lew, Staff Writer

Katie Lew (11) is a first year staff writer for the Nexus. She has an obsession with interior design, particularly with kitchenware, lounge furniture, and light fixtures. Katie dislikes the smell of pure-castile soap. Fun fact: she has hitchiker’s thumb.
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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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