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Rachael Hudak

Rachael Hudak, Opinions Editor

Rachael Hudak is a senior and currently serves as the Opinions Editor for The Nexus. Other than writing, she enjoys dancing, reading, and going to cool coffee shops. Rachael is also apart of Speech & Debate and Dance Troupe and is excited to spend her last year of high school with The Nexus.

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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...

Dance Troupe finishes first in virtual dance competitions

Dance Troupe finishes first in virtual dance competitions

March 11, 2021

As the song What It Feels Like to be Alive faded from the loudspeaker, dance team captain Jade Bucci (12) hit the last pose in her large lyrical routine. She looked around the gym, watching her Westview...

Opinion: Local Journalism Sustainability Act will preserve democracy, save the future of journalism

Opinion: Local Journalism Sustainability Act will preserve democracy, save the future of journalism

December 17, 2020

A democracy cannot function without honest and accurate communication. This communication—stemming from news media, local newspapers, and now social media platforms—is at the heart of a well-informed,...

Know Your Vote: an introduction to school board, city council, mayoral candidates

Know Your Vote: an introduction to school board, city council, mayoral candidates

October 29, 2020

With Nov. 3 approaching and many Americans voting early, The Nexus has compiled information on the candidates running for local offices including school board, city council, and mayor. Additionally, we...

Opinion: My first vote will make a difference

Opinion: My first vote will make a difference

October 29, 2020

It is October 29, six days until the Presidential election. In the wake of the chaos that has characterized 2020—a global pandemic, police brutality protests, and an upcoming election—voting for...

Dance Troupe reconnects with team at WCE Convention

Dance Troupe reconnects with team at WCE Convention

October 22, 2020

After months of Zoom dance classes, rehearsals in garages, and an uncertainty of what the upcoming season would look like,  Dance Troupe attended the annual West Coast Elite Dance Convention (WCE),...

Political Awareness Club members share thoughts on Vice Presidential debate

Political Awareness Club members share thoughts on Vice Presidential debate

October 8, 2020

Following the Vice Presidential debate Oct. 7, The Nexus interviewed Sarina Oshiro (12), Sophia Chiu (12), and Daniel Shaw (12), members of Westview’s Political Awareness Club. Oshiro and Chiu currently...

Opinion: Generation Z uses social media platforms to be makers of change

Opinion: Generation Z uses social media platforms to be makers of change

September 17, 2020

From 1995 to 2010, the limitless generation was born. Generation Z, an outspoken and driven group of young people whom I stand with, is at the forefront for change in a time where the world desperately...

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