The Nexus

Aspen Cotton

Aspen Cotton, Staff Writer

Aspen Cotton (9) is in their first year as a part of The Nexus. They enjoy painting and always have a book in their backpack. Their favorite food is fettuccini alfredo, or anything with cheese in it.

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Sarcasm Sucks: a Satire

Sarcasm Sucks: a Satire

November 18, 2022

I love my friends, at least, most of the time. As all of us know, friends can be the bright spot of light in our otherwise dreary school days. After what feels like four hours of learning about the...

Rookie Mock Trial Witnesses Compete

November 18, 2022

Bina Mbuloko (9) has always been outspoken. Earlier this year, looking for an outlet for her love of talking, she was considering joining Speech and Debate when she came across Mock Trial.  Both activities...

Ballot initiatives are inherently flawed

Ballot initiatives are inherently flawed

November 1, 2022

    In the weeks leading up to Election Day, advertisements for propositions are common. These propositions are citizen-made laws that are put on a ballot for the public to vote on once enough support...

ASB plans Party with Pixar-themed dance

ASB plans Party with Pixar-themed dance

October 14, 2022

This year’s Homecoming dance, themed Party with Pixar, will be hosted at Westview from 7-10 p.m., tomorrow. The event, pep rally, floats, decorations, and spirit days are all based on Pixar movies. To...

Why are high-schoolers too tall to trick-or-treat?

Why are high-schoolers too tall to trick-or-treat?

October 14, 2022

This year I have come to the unfortunate conclusion that I am too tall to trick-or-treat. If I don my Ron Weasly costume and parade door to door with my gaggle of friends, I will be met with strange...

Benching Backpacks

Benching Backpacks

September 16, 2022

An ongoing competition has been sweeping Westview students into a frenzy, almost as long as this school has been around. No, it’s not senior assassin. We have all seen students plop down into their...

Tips for freshmen that NEVER fail

Tips for freshmen that NEVER fail

August 26, 2022

Ah. Freshman year. A time, according to the media, filled with wedgies, 7-foot-tall seniors ridiculing your every move, and homework. Lots and lots of homework. Many upperclassmen look back on freshman...

Slipping from Sleep

Slipping from Sleep

August 26, 2022

  Kailyn Donnelly (10) had just barely gotten through another school day, exhausted beyond belief. She had felt tired and nauseous the entire day, which had been happening more frequently in...

I got COVID, now what do I do?

June 3, 2022

Everyone has read articles about Covid, about the mass death, the horror that that's caused, and anti-vax facebook moms that refuse to believe any of it is real. Well, this isn't that story, I promise. In...

Paper vs. Online books; which is better?

June 3, 2022

There are so many ways to consume media. Magazines, newsletter, podcasts, and my favorite, books. Yet there’s something just so satisfying about picking up a book. You can hold it in your hands, breathing...

School food is underrated

School food is underrated

April 8, 2022

A food critic’s job may seem easy, yet I find that, as the pickiest eater on campus, I am the person best suited for this position of extreme importance. Without me, the average student would not know...

An April Fools day failure

April 8, 2022

As I slowly opened my eyes, being reluctantly pulled from my few hours of true peace, I blinked and rubbed away the sleep. Sitting up, I  paused. What’s that on my hands? It… looks like… cream cheese?...

Fitness tests: outdated

Fitness tests: outdated

March 18, 2022

I remember the first fitness test I ever took. I was in 6th grade, and panicking. It was about three months into my first year of middle school, and coming up in a week, was fitness testing. They expected...

Swim team takes victory over Valhalla

March 18, 2022

In the second meet of the season, the Wolverine swim team topped Valhalla, 95-76. The boys and girls swim teams combined to create this score, March 8.  In the meet’s first race, the boys 4 by 50...

Westview Wilderness

Westview Wilderness

February 18, 2022

Poop-slinging predators and war crimes: a study Westview’s native population is a diverse array of species, perfectly adapted to surviving in this beautiful but brutal environment. In this environmental...

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