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Cara Tran

Cara Tran, Staff Writer

Cara Tran (12) is in her first year as a part of The Nexus She is part of various organizations on campus like Speech and Debate, Mock Trial, and Link Crew. In her free time, she likes to read, spend time with family and friends, and do embroidery. 

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Brand Loyalty Blinds Consumers

Brand Loyalty Blinds Consumers

November 19, 2021

As one of the few high-schoolers I know who opted for an Android phone over an iPhone, I am often criticized for my “mistake.” Every day, I am reminded by my peers about how great Apple is, or...

In a Flash: New Beginnings

November 19, 2021

On any given school day, Aadya Nayak (11) can be seen wearing the classic attire of a high school student—sweatshirt, jeans and a t-shirt. While she always wants to wear something more personal to her,...

Cancelling celebrities does not hold them accountable

Cancelling celebrities does not hold them accountable

October 29, 2021

In 2021, cancelling someone has become an everyday occurrence. Just for those who are unaware of this phenomenon, cancelling someone is a wide-spread boycott of them and their content that typically...

Aric Volman (9) looks over a program written by a member of the Adobe Bluffs FLL challenge teams for their competition robot. Volman worked with about 15 other Option 16 members to deliver FLL mentoring to students at Adobe Bluffs and Deer Canyon.

Option 16 restarts in-person outreach, mentors students in robotics workshops

October 29, 2021

Option 16, the FIRST Robotics Challenge (FRC) team, held its largest outreach event since the start of the school year, Oct. 16. With 15 Westview students acting as mentors, Option 16 hosted two FIRST...

Students work at ESS, forge new connections

Students work at ESS, forge new connections

October 29, 2021

Niki Tarighati (12) walked onto the Design 39 campus with the sun high in the sky. As she is greeted by the shouts and giggles of over 40 kindergarten-aged children, she took a deep breath and tried...

Opinion: You do not know celebrities, so public obsession is stupid

Opinion: You do not know celebrities, so public obsession is stupid

October 8, 2021

Heartbreak. Sadness. Disappointment.  No, nothing bad really happened to me. I didn’t lose anything. I didn’t fail a test. I didn’t get broken up with. Instead, I received more shocking news:...

Opinion: Returns to normal after COVID-19 shouldnt stop progress or innovation

Opinion: Returns to normal after COVID-19 shouldn’t stop progress or innovation

October 8, 2021

While COVID-19 stole many opportunities from us, it is in the “return to normal” that we have lost some of the most important chances for progress. With all of the adjustments that we had to make...

PUSD misses chance to improve schedule

September 17, 2021

Out of the many challenges caused by COVID-19, one of the most striking was trying to navigate school without the presence of in-person instruction. Along with the pressing issue of physical health, school...

In a Flash: Cruising into Adulthood

September 17, 2021

Kevin Liou (12) is 18 years old. He can legally vote. He can enlist in the military. He can buy a lottery ticket. For all intents and purposes, he is an adult.  But, he doesn’t really feel like one.  You...

Students travel out of city to take SAT exam

September 17, 2021

After a long second week of school spent slowly adjusting to being back in person with so many other students, Mariah Hamilton (12) left Westview and embarked on a traffic-filled four hour-long drive to...

In a Flash: Linking Together by Letting Go

August 27, 2021

Ordinarily, Ashuta Date (11) would have chosen to wear a different color, but on this day—the first day of school—she wore green, neon green. She needed to wear this neon green shirt. She had to....

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