The Nexus

Jayden Xia

Jayden Xia, Staff Writer

Jayden Xia (12) is in his first year as a part of The Nexus. He enjoys late night car-talks, listening to Conan Gray and Olivia Rodrigo, and playing music. He dislikes sarcasm, redundancy, and sarcasm.

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Driven to Make Memories

Driven to Make Memories

June 3, 2022

Marc Artaud (12) stifled a laugh before carefully peering above the Target Starbucks bar to scan for potential threats. He awkwardly avoided the eyes of staring Target employees before slumping back...

Boys tennis wins D1 CIFs

Boys tennis wins D1 CIFs

June 3, 2022

  If everything goes right, they could win it all right now. Doubles partners Matthew Pham (12) and Alex Do are facing Cathedral Catholic High School—they’re one point from winning the...

Adrian Luo (10) smashes a birdie during the 2022 Rookie Tournament, April 22-23. Luo advanced to the individual quarterfinals. Photo by: Jayden Xia

Badminton team competes in first Rookie Tournament

May 6, 2022

A mishit—the birdie went high as Adrian Luo’s (10) opponent lit up at the perfect opportunity for a kill. His opponent smashes, but Luo returns. Another smash. Another return. Four consecutive smashes....

Kylie Gerber (11) plans an olive sapling in her backyard. Treeplenishs event resulted in a total 124 saplings planted.

Treeplenish offsets Westview paper usage, plants saplings

May 6, 2022

Treeplenish is a grassrootsorganization focused on offsetting paper use by planting trees on a community scale. In December, Julia Krastev (11), Kylie Gerber (11), and four other students began Westview’s...

Wetherell improves localization at NG internship

April 8, 2022

In his junior year, PJ Wetherell (12) was one of a select few students in PUSD to be admitted into a two-year Northrop Grumman internship. The first year of the internship consisted of orientations and...

Le produces beats for platinum-selling rapper

Le produces beats for platinum-selling rapper

March 18, 2022

Brandon Le (12) clicks furiously, tabs and bars swirling around his computer  screen. 23 minutes later, Le clicks the play button. A playful synthesizer sweetly calls out as pulsing 808s and high-hats...

Lactose intolerant people are the unsung heroes of our mortal plane

March 18, 2022

Rumbles. The seams of my abdomen begin to split as my body doubles over onto itself. My legs buckle; I try to resist but a sensation of impotence settles around me. I look at those around me and find...

He, Sobti, Pham, Rathore create financial consulting app, win TYE Global competition

He, Sobti, Pham, Rathore create financial consulting app, win TYE Global competition

February 18, 2022

Over the past four years, Gary He (12), Russ Sobti (12), Michael Pham (12), and Abhi Rathore (12) have worked to build Fynking Analytics, an algorithm-based consulting app. But despite the eventual accolades...

Arthur, a P.B.S. staple, ends after 25 years

Arthur, a P.B.S. staple, ends after 25 years

February 18, 2022

On Feb. 21,  Arthur will air the first episode of its 25th and final season.  If during your childhood, you were anything like me, cable-less and destined for social ostracization due to an inability...

Cheng, Senthil invest in stocks, strengthen finances

January 28, 2022

Every morning at exactly 6 a.m., Clarissa Cheng (12) taps “Stop” on her iPhone alarm app and rolls out of bed. It may be an early wake-up time for most teenagers her age, but on the East Coast where...

Patriotism isnt dead, despite national flaws

Patriotism isn’t dead, despite national flaws

January 28, 2022

When I think of the word “patriotism,” images of whooping rednecks, arms akimbo and brandishing AK-47’s, bleeding red white and blue are the first things to come to mind. As someone who has grown...

Ressler founds Jaybird Kombucha

Ressler founds Jaybird Kombucha

December 17, 2021

On a bustling Friday night at Jaybird, patrons laugh and chat as they sip cold glasses of hard kombucha. Jay Ressler mans the bar, deftly pouring the colorful drinks into glasses without spilling a...

Dance Troupe hosts clinic for youth dancers

Dance Troupe hosts clinic for youth dancers

November 19, 2021

Dance Troupe hosted a dance clinic for first-through eighth-graders, Nov. 14. The eight-hour workshop featured student-taught and choreographed dance sessions and bonding games.Joy Xu (12), who led...

Venus Hoops hosts charity game in support of TGAO

Venus Hoops hosts charity game in support of TGAO

October 29, 2021

Coins clinked into a plastic jar labeled “TGAO” as Drake’s “Race My Mind” boomed across the asphalt basketball court. Spectators in lawn chairs shared pizza slices, lounging and chatting...

Should Ethnic Studies be a graduation requirement?

October 29, 2021

Yes No Jayden Xia YJ Si As the saying goes, “History is always written by the winners,” and in America, white men have been the winners for a long, long time. Consequently, much of the history...

“Devious Licks” star finds online stardom

“Devious Licks” star finds online stardom

October 8, 2021

Sixteen-year-old Carl Roberts has become a nationwide sweetheart after posting a video of himself participating in the “Devious Licks” trend. In this internet craze, students create intellectually-stimulating...

Students experiment with colorful hair changes, develop stronger sense of self

Students experiment with colorful hair changes, develop stronger sense of self

October 8, 2021

  Katie Jacques (12) sat patiently in a wood-plated chair as her hair-stylist streaked dollops of baby-blue dye onto her hair. As the dye set in, her hair was left a rich turquoise-green. Jacques’...

Opinion: Recall elections waste taxpayer time, money

September 17, 2021

If you’ve at all been conscious of what’s been going on in the Californian political sphere, you’ve probably noticed the recall of governor Gavin Newsom. You may have even seen the yellow “Recall...

Link Crew hosts freshman, sophomore welcome days

Link Crew hosts freshman, sophomore welcome days

August 27, 2021

As lines of expectant freshmen slowly filed into the quad, they were met with the enthusiastic cheers of Link Crew leaders clad in neon t-shirts, a field of numbered meterstick-signs bobbing up and...

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