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Matthew Flores

Matthew Flores, Web Editor

Matthew Flores (12) is in his third year as a part of The Nexus. He sprints for Westview’s track and field team and in his free time can be found running or watching anime. 

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Senior Athletes: College Commits

Senior Athletes: College Commits

June 3, 2022

Dianna Lee Dianna Lee (12) has been golfing ever since she could walk. From a young age, she was inseparable from the sport and very soon, she will be at the prestigious campus of Northwestern University,...

ASB hosts 3v3 basketball tournament

May 6, 2022

      In the second quarter of the ASB 3v3 basketball tournament final round, Massih Solhjou (11) and his team, the Baylor Bears University, trailed 8-0. It seemed the contenders, the crowd,...

Kaya Nepomuceno (10), vaults against Del Norte, April 1. As an optional gymnast, Nepomuceno is allowed to perform her own routines.

Gymnastics sweeps Del Norte in all four events

April 8, 2022

The gymnastics team defeated Del Norte in all four events, at Mt. Carmel High School, April 1, by a score of 216.75-207.625. The team was able to strike down the Nighthawks in vault, bars, beams, and...

Boys VB sweeps Classical

Boys VB sweeps Classical

March 18, 2022

Boys volleyball swept Classical Academy in their third non-league match, defeating the Caimans, 3-0, March 8. The team started the season having won all of their non-league matches. The Wolverines claimed...

Boys basketball miss shot at CIFs after close games

Boys basketball miss shot at CIFs after close games

February 18, 2022

  Facing off against Del Norte in the last regular-season home game, the boys basketball team fell short to the Nighthawks 44-36, Feb. 11. Forward Jason Wright (12) said that as for all games,...

California deserves public transit

January 28, 2022

“Let’s go to UTC this weekend after finals,” a friend said. “Hey, wanna go to Mira Mesa to watch the new Spider-Man movie?” “Let’s go to La Jolla Shores after practice on Friday!” Awesome,...

Adams, Sawatzki shift to van lifestyle

Adams, Sawatzki shift to van lifestyle

December 17, 2021

    Bright and early on a June Saturday morning, Hunter Adams made two cups of coffee for himself and his fiancee, Hannah Sawatzki. After a few sips, Sawatzki slid the door of their...

Translating Characters into Identity

Translating Characters into Identity

November 19, 2021

Rachel Kang (12) chatted with friends regarding their plans to grab authentic tteokbokki (떡볶이) and gimbap (김밥) on their next trip to Korea. Compared to her English, her tone of voice in Korean...

Robots could replace captive animals in the future

Robots could replace captive animals in the future

October 29, 2021

As an avid San Diego zoo and SeaWorld enthusiast as a kid, I’ve made some unforgettable memories during my visits to these wildlife parks. There was always something that fascinated me about how...

Keith Hawkins asks Bella Santos (11) when was the last time she told her best friend that she loved her. Hawkins asked questions like these to tie in with his message on connectedness and compassion during Unity Day. Photo by Matthew Flores

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Keith Hawkins asks Bella Santos (11) when was the last time she told her best friend that she loved her. Hawkins asked questions like these to tie in with his message on connectedness and compassion during...

From left to Right, Eric Yang (12), Katelee Dinh (12), and Anandi Radhakrishnan (12) welcome the incoming Juniors to Unity Day on the football field. the three alongside many other seniors applied to be facilitators to bond with, and help connect the juniors with one another. Photo by Matthew Flores

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From left to Right, Eric Yang (12), Katelee Dinh (12), and Anandi Radhakrishnan (12) welcome the incoming Juniors to Unity Day on the football field. the three alongside many other seniors applied to be...

Edmund Sumpena (12) and Theodore Ngyuen (12) compete against each other in a heated match of rock-paper-scissors for a tournament. This was one of many activities that facilitators and juniors participated in that allowed them to bond together and enjoy themselves. Photo by Matthew Flores

[Photo] Juniors form connections at Unity Day

October 8, 2021

Edmund Sumpena (12) and Theodore Ngyuen (12) compete against each other in a heated match of rock-paper-scissors for a tournament. This was one of many activities that facilitators and juniors participated...

Band President Katie Jacques joins the trombone section during this practice. Other times, Jacques plays the oboe

Marching band adapts after pandemic-induced decrease in student enrollment

September 17, 2021

Section by section, Westview GOLD marching band assembled but did not quite fill the bleachers before the football game Aug. 27. With a much smaller group beside her than in past years, Band President...

Boys basketball wraps up season with win against Del Norte

Boys basketball wraps up season with win against Del Norte

June 14, 2021

 In the final home game of this season against Del Norte, the boys basketball team achieved a close win with a score of 60-56, May 28, a redemption to their 42-26 loss the night before. Shooting...

Boys basketball buzzer-beater beats Mt. Carmel in overtime

Boys basketball buzzer-beater beats Mt. Carmel in overtime

May 10, 2021

In a neck-in-neck game against rivals Mt. Carmel, the boys basketball team secured a tough but well-deserved 52-50 victory, April 23. Despite the early lead of Mt. Carmel, Westview was able to make...

Opinion: Free speech or hate speech? Well 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 Venus Dreams on

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 asa[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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