The Nexus

Jillian Sinder

Jillian Sinder, News Editor

Jillian Sinder (11) is in her second year as a part of the Nexus. In her free time, she enjoys writing poetry, spending time with friends, and listening to music. Her favorite classes in school are Spanish and, of course, Journalism II.

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Art by Phoebe Vo.

The original Mister Rogers Neighborhood is far superior to the animated remake

November 18, 2022

Mister Rogers walks through the front door of his house into a homey room with curtained windows and colorful walls. He begins to sing the intro song, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor” as he takes off his...

PTSA hosts activities at lunch, advocates wellness

PTSA hosts activities at lunch, advocates wellness

November 18, 2022

The PTSA Mental Health and Wellness Committee hosted an Activity Game Day, Oct. 28, giving Westview students the opportunity to play games like cornhole and Jenga in the plaza.  Christi Papworth is...

Student endorsement: Tony Thurmond for State Superintendent of Public Instruction

November 2, 2022

Throughout the early days of the pandemic, I frequently watched the mid-day news updates with the California governor. While the conferences featured a variety of guests, one that I recall listening to...

Q&A with San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk candidates Barbara Bry and Jordan Marks

November 2, 2022

The main role of the San Diego Assessor/Recorder/Clerk is to manage legal document records such as birth certificates, marriage licenses, taxes, and death records in San Diego County. This year, there...

PUSD introduces Global Language and Culture Program across district

October 14, 2022

PUSD  recently received a $1 million grant to expand the new Global Languages and Culture Program to all elementary schools throughout the district.  According to PUSD’s Director of Global Languages...

Antiques create a connection to our history

Antiques create a connection to our history

October 14, 2022

My favorite thing in my bedroom is a little antique lamp that sits on my dresser, with its ornately decorated, cut glass base and cream-colored fabric lampshade, yellowing at the edges of its pleats....

News Stand for Oct. 14

News Stand for Oct. 14

October 14, 2022

GOLD prepares for Poway Rotary Parade

September 16, 2022

Due to a forecast for rain, Westview GOLD ultimately made the decision to not perform in Saturday’s Poway Rotary Parade. In class the day before, the band directors had still not made a decision on...

News Stand for Sept. 16

News Stand for Sept. 16

September 16, 2022

Daines hits play

Daines hits play

August 26, 2022

Abigail Daines (11) attended the first football game of the year last week, but even though she was fully engaged in the action, she was not sitting in the stands. She was not cheering in the Black...

Dance Troupe hosts Spring show

June 3, 2022

Dance Troupe is hosting its final performance of the year tonight. The annual Spring show celebrates the end of the season and says goodbye to the eight graduating seniors. To show the dancers’...

What’s the scoop on your personality?

June 3, 2022

While doing an ice breaker at summer camp a few years back, a counselor asked us each what ice cream flavor best represents our personality. Since then, I’ve come to believe that each individual’s...

Spanish teachers Andrea Ford and Carolyn Swaney took 40 students to Perú April 9-19. While there, the
students visited Macchu Pichu, volunteered at a community project, and hiked in the Amazon rainforest.

Shah creates memories, matures in Perú

May 6, 2022

Roshan Shah (11) lay on his back in a wood pavilion. The cool breeze of the Amazon rainforest blew through the open-sided hut. Hammocks hung from the ceiling and as Shah lay there, surrounded by his...

Reality TV is fine art, not guilty pleasure

Reality TV is fine art, not guilty pleasure

April 8, 2022

I like reality TV. There, I said it. Maybe it’s hard to believe, and I know that because of the misconceptions surrounding reality TV you’re all expecting me to hide this part of myself deep inside,...

Dailard, Adams find female role models in maternal absence

April 8, 2022

When Julia Dailard (12) opened her first college acceptance letter, she was thrilled to continue on with this next chapter in her life. But, unlike most other students getting into college, Dailard did...

Winter Guard blooms in competition

Winter Guard blooms in competition

March 18, 2022

Team captain Ella Cuevas (12) stood in a circle with her teammates, hands interlocked. As they waited anxiously to hear themselves called up to go on stage, the entire group inhaled together, then...

BSU facilitates Black History Month events

February 18, 2022

In celebration of Black History Month, Black Student Union (BSU) and ASB teamed up to plan unique events based on three themes: music, art, and fashion. Throughout the first two weeks of February, BSU...

Body-Mind

Body-Mind

January 28, 2022

Alexa Litchev (11) constantly felt like she wasn’t good enough. She believed that social media, movies, the fashion industry, and most everything around her screamed she wasn’t skinny enough, wasn’t...

Ligi shoots for cheerleading stars

Ligi shoots for cheerleading stars

December 17, 2021

As a child, Gina Ligi, an NFL cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys, often watched the TV show, Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders: Making the Team, a show that focused on the auditioning process for the Cowboys...

Girls tennis progresses against sexist uniforms

November 19, 2021

When Kendall Fillat (12) walks onto the field, ready to play a game of field hockey, there’s one thing she says is stopping her from playing to her full potential: her uniform.  Fillat is a defender...

iPhones contaminate society with their clear disfunctionality

iPhones contaminate society with their clear disfunctionality

October 29, 2021

Every time someone tells me they have an iPhone, I can’t help but jump back in horror.  “You have an iPhone?” I say in disbelief, my hand on my chest and my mouth agape.   I simply don’t...

Westview enforces rule, requires ID upon entry

October 29, 2021

Judy Kang (10) walked from her house to school on Oct. 11, ready to conquer the day, or so she thought. After getting halfway to school, she realized a grave truth: She had forgotten her ID.  “I...

School on Jewish holidays defies district commitment to inclusivity

October 8, 2021

No one should ever have to choose between religion and school, yet this is what Jewish students throughout the district must deal with every year. For example, two of the most important holidays in Judaism...

Employee shortages alter bus schedules

October 8, 2021

Shira Ehrlich (10) arrived at her bus stop at 7:25 last month in preparation for her bus to come at 7:30. She waited and waited for the bus to come, but it never did. “We're thinking, ‘What’s happening?...

Finding a Way Out of the Maze

Finding a Way Out of the Maze

September 17, 2021

Munazil Abdullahi (10) walked out to lunch on the first day of school feeling frazzled. She searched desperately for one of her few friends, but felt overwhelmed with the large campus, crowds of people,...

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