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Deepali Yedulapuram

Deepali Yedulapuram, Features Editor

Deepali Yedulapuram is a senior and serves as the Features Editor for The Nexus. She has been on staff since her sophomore year. Aside from writing, Deepali enjoys talking to people, eating good food, and playing basketball and tennis. She is also part of the Speech & Debate and Mock Trial team at Westview.

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Owens enrolls in United States Naval Academy

June 14, 2021

When Sayra Owens (12) entered high school, she had a plan: to excel academically and continue her education at a UC or another prestigious university.  It wasn’t until her sophomore year after joining...

Stepping Outside of Isolation: Overcoming Monotony in the Pandemic

Stepping Outside of Isolation: Overcoming Monotony in the Pandemic

April 8, 2021

Emilie Nguyen (12) sat upon a wall just down the street of her house, watching cars fly down Carmel Valley road. With each car that passed, Nguyen was reminded that—despite her life feeling so stagnant—the...

Seok’s passion for storytelling earns recognition from PBS

February 11, 2021

As a fourth-grader, Yeonseo Seok (12) would go to the library almost twice every week—each time, filling up a tote bag to the brim with new books. After each trip, Seok would lug the bag home, sit down...

Xu creates PUSD branch of GENup to advocate for change within district

January 21, 2021

As a part of GENup national, a California-based, nationwide student-led social justice organization, Winnie Xu (11), as the political director, helps to develop new campaigns for GENup to pursue. Along...

Album Review:

Album Review: “Man On The Moon III: The Chosen”

December 17, 2020

 4.5/5 After 10 years since the release of Man On The Moon II: The Legend Of Mr. Rager, Kid Cudi dropped the long-awaited third and supposedly final installment of the MOTM series,...

Sharma publishes book, offers guidance on navigating life as a member of Gen Z

Sharma publishes book, offers guidance on navigating life as a member of Gen Z

November 19, 2020

Diya Sharma (12) felt suffocated. Witnessing all that was happening in the world—the pandemic, the protests, the presidential election—she felt drowned by the chaos.  “It was like life blurred...

Album Review:

Album Review: “Pluto x Baby Pluto”

November 19, 2020

 3.5/5 On July 20, rappers Lil Uzi Vert and Future teased fans with a segment of a Hype Williams-directed trailer that hinted toward a collaborative project between the two. The artists...

biden on trump covid

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November 19, 2020

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November 19, 2020

Timeline: Presidential candidate Twitter responses to events of 2020

Timeline: Presidential candidate Twitter responses to events of 2020

October 25, 2020

This year, as unprecedented events unfolded one after the other, the two presidential candidates have taken to Twitter to express their views and, in turn, their political opinions and plans for the future. 2020 January...

Sumpena creates app to assist dementia patients, wins 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior Competition

Sumpena creates app to assist dementia patients, wins 2020 Microsoft Imagine Cup Junior Competition

October 22, 2020

Edmund Sumpena (11) has witnessed family members and friends struggle due to neurological disorders. He knows friends suffering with dementia, Alzheimer's, and Parkinson's disease who have wandered outside...

Rachael Hudak (12) interns for the San Diego Union-Tribune last summer. She was chosen as one of seven participants for the Union-Tribune Community Journalism Scholars Program. Courtesy of The San Diego Union-Tribune.

Through Union-Tribune internship, Hudak realizes interest in journalism career

September 17, 2020

Rachael Hudak (12) looked down at the notes she was taking and realized the few words she had quickly jotted down were barely enough to construct a full sentence. She looked back up at San Diego County...

Opinion: Taking the ACT during a pandemic was bizarre, not entirely necessary

September 17, 2020

I walked into my ACT test site at Barona Charter School in the middle of Lakeside on Sept. 12, still convinced that at any time they would cancel the test and send us all home.  I had been trying to...

Serena Lo (11) finishes her first mile during the SoCal Invite, Oct. 12, 2019.

Runner’s high provides athletes with motivation, productivity

May 29, 2020

Cross country runner Serena Lo (11) was close to halfway done with her race. She felt exhausted and drained, but still motivated to keep going. She was well aware of the pain in her legs, but she wasn’t...

Class of 2021 sport recruitment opportunities put on hold

May 15, 2020

On March 30, the National Collegiate Athletic Association [NCAA] voted to give an extra year of eligibility to Division I spring sport college athletes, ensuring that they would not be stripped of a year...

Hajj, Srinath review albums via Instagram account

April 10, 2020

For five years now, music has held a substantial role in Ramiz Hajj’s (12) life, starting in his eighth-grade year as he began to discover music.  It was during his junior year, however, that...

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