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Byron Tran

Byron Tran, News Editor

Byron Tran (12) is in his second year as a part of The Nexus. He enjoys playing video games and reading books on his own accord. He is a long and triple jumper. In his spare time, Byron can often be found listening to music or watching shows.

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Boys cross country traverses large hills at Mt. SAC Invite, places 16th overall

Boys cross country traverses large hills at Mt. SAC Invite, places 16th overall

October 29, 2021

Cross country finished 16th as a team in the 73rd Annual Mt. San Antonio College (SAC) Invitational upon qualifying under the Individual Sweepstakes category, Oct. 23. The team competed in Race 59...

Kai Snyder (9) and Kemma Snyder (12) perform the basics of Tinikling during Bayanihans after school rehearsal, Oct. 28. As part of their demonstration, the club plans to teach students after their performance Oct. 29. Photo by Byron Tran.

Bayanihan to host Tinikling performance

October 29, 2021

Bayanihan will host a Tinikling demonstration and interactive performance during lunch in the plaza today. Tinikling is a traditional Filipino dance that involves two large bamboo sticks held parallel...

Tiffany Way (12) tosses her flag during a practice run of GOLDs show, Sept. 28. Photo by Byron Tran.

Way transitions to Color Guard

October 8, 2021

Tiffany Way (12) has always been an avid flutist. Having played flute since the 5th grade, Way stuck by her woodwind of choice for what seemed like ages. So, when she stepped onto the field she was...

The trombone section preps their horns to play a cadence of the Patriotic Parade Sequence. Drumline queues the band throughout the march to indicate when to play.

Poway Rotary Parade offers GOLD opportunity for growth

September 17, 2021

Westview GOLD participated in the 56th Annual Poway Rotary Parade, previously known as the Poway Days Parade, Sept. 11. Both GOLD’s competitive and non-competitive marching bands performed in the...

Parker takes over as assistant principal, Sosnowski leads ASB

Parker takes over as assistant principal, Sosnowski leads ASB

August 27, 2021

Former ASB Adviser Shannon Parker announced her switch to assistant principal to the Westview staff, Aug. 3. Social science teacher Dennis Sosnowski has taken over as the ASB advisor and is leaving...

Garrick Mueller (12) winds up in the dodgeball tournament. Aiden Dodge (12) looks to dodge the oncoming attack. Photo by Byron Tran.

Dodgeball tournament provides opportunity for seniors to bond

June 14, 2021

Garrick Mueller (12) winds up in the dodgeball tournament. Aiden Dodge (12) looks to dodge the oncoming attack. Photo by Byron Tran. Blake Crowell (12) prepares to throw the ball while Jacob Rendler (12)...

ASB hosts Senior Sunrise, plans for senior events

ASB hosts Senior Sunrise, plans for senior events

May 10, 2021

As the chilly morning breeze blew through the stadium, the dark sky illuminated only by beaming stadium lights and the surrounding street lamps, the cement slowly began to fill. Megan Estanol (12)...

Science Olympiad places second at regionals, competes at state

Science Olympiad places second at regionals, competes at state

April 8, 2021

Science Olympiad competed and placed second in the San Diego Science Olympiad Regional Tournament Division C, Feb. 27, qualifying them to compete at the Southern California Science Olympiad State Tournament...

ASB, BSU collaborate for celebration of Black History Month

ASB, BSU collaborate for celebration of Black History Month

March 11, 2021

For Black History Month, Westview’s ASB and Black Student Union (BSU) sought innovative methods of celebrating the month. In contrast to Westview’s usual festive quad performances and displays of culture...

Robotics returns to campus, begins construction on competition robot

Robotics returns to campus, begins construction on competition robot

February 11, 2021

The FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Team, Option 16, returned to campus Jan. 30. The club, which had previously been unable to work on campus this year, is currently permitted to send a maximum...

TV Show Review: The Mandalorian Season 2

TV Show Review: The Mandalorian Season 2

January 21, 2021

 4.5/5 With the explosive rejoice of fans that was brought about by the premiere of The Mandalorian, in November 2019, the heavily anticipated season two of the Star Wars spin-off was...

Girls varsity basketball members do a freestyle dribble drill in the gym Nov. 17. According to the new CDPH youth sport guidelines, official indoor basketball practice and games will be permitted when the county reaches the yellow minimal COVID-19 case rate tier.

Health department releases new youth sports guidelines

December 17, 2020

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released new youth sport guidelines Monday. These guidelines separate sports into different risk profiles based on their level of contact and transmission...

Sports Simplified: Cross Country

Sports Simplified: Cross Country

December 17, 2020

 To participate, contact coach Amanda Sandstrom at [email protected]  

PUSD approves Racial Equity and Inclusion Plan, sparks district commitment to combating racism

November 19, 2020

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) presented the Racial Equity and Inclusion Plan Oct. 15, outlining the methods by which the district will combat racism and racial inequity. The plan, created over...

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