The Nexus

Matthew Flores

Matthew Flores, Staff Writer

Matthew Flores is a Junior and staff writer for the Westview Nexus. He runs sprints for Westview’s track and field team, a part of the Westview Filipino club, Bayanihan, and is very active in his church. In his free time, he plays the piano, skateboards, and watches anime. As known by the entire staff, he always has food on him and is always willing to share, unless it’s Oreos.

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Opinion: Free speech or hate speech? We'll never know!

Opinion: Free speech or hate speech? We’ll never know!

April 8, 2021

Last weekend, my dad, brother, and I were on our way to Petco when we passed a group of protestors on the side of the road in a big tent with bright red flags that read: “F*ck Newsom.” I glanced...

Caleb Dang (11) released his clothing brand

Dang creates clothing brand

April 8, 2021

Caleb Dang (11) released his clothing brand "Venus Dreams" on March 19, 2021. Photo courtesy of Caleb Dang. As most students found new interests and hobbies during 2020’s long quarantine, Caleb Dang...

Cross country, swim and dive return to on-campus practices

Cross country, swim and dive return to on-campus practices

February 11, 2021

Jared Ho (11) and Nathaniel Lara (12) stretch after their warm up lap. Photo by Matthew Flores Drew Cottingham (12), Lara, Ho, and Nathan Leroy (11) lead the team around the track. Photo by Matthew Flores Cottingham,...

New ASB executive team outlines goals for upcoming term, promises transparency

New ASB executive team outlines goals for upcoming term, promises transparency

January 21, 2021

As the first term comes to a close, the ASB elections have concluded. Meet your new ASB executive team: President As the newly elected ASB president, Kody Mongold (11) said he is striving to make...

Sports Simplified: Cross Country

Sports Simplified: Cross Country

December 17, 2020

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

Opinion: Zoom cameras help establish interpersonal connection in virtual world

Opinion: Zoom cameras help establish interpersonal connection in virtual world

December 17, 2020

Waking up five minutes before school starts, I turn on my laptop and hop into my first-period Zoom call, where I see the same few cameras on, and the rest pitch black. I gaze back at my bed, which...

Sports Simplified: Cheer

Sports Simplified: Cheer

November 19, 2020

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QBI50qo8I38 The Westview cheer team learns new routines during off season practices lead by team captains Kelly Wang (12) and Mia Murphy (12), Oct. 21.

Ali creates tutoring organization Blue Owl

October 1, 2020

One summer day, Ayaan Ali (11), along with his friends Junaid Ahmad from CCA and Rayhan Cochinwala from Torrey Pines, were trekking on their usual hike in Del Mar Mesa. As they walked, their conversation...

Sports teams prepare for uncertain fall season

September 17, 2020

In the heat of the summer, Alex Leroy (11) wakes up at 7 a.m., eats his usual oatmeal, and slips on his running shoes. As he heads towards Torrey Meadows Park, the morning air refreshes him, the breeze...

The New Normal: A Look at Potential Life Post-Pandemic

The New Normal: A Look at Potential Life Post-Pandemic

May 29, 2020

As the spread of the COVID-19 virus has altered so much of our lives, and people anticipate with increasing eagerness a return to normal, the fear remains that we will never return to the normal we once...

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