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YJ Si

YJ Si, News Editor

YJ Si is the News Editor for The Nexus. This is his second year on staff. He is also secretary of Westview Political Awareness Club, and president of Tutoring Our Tomorrows. When offered free time, he watches Youtube and eats chips (Cape Cod in particular).

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Opinion: It doesn't make us hypocrites to change our minds about something. Don't act like it does.

Opinion: It doesn’t make us hypocrites to change our minds about something. Don’t act like it does.

April 8, 2021

Most of us probably have strong and differing opinions on each of these topics—the presidential election, recent shootings and the seeming uprising of anti-Asian hate. Maybe we’ve even had heated...

Girls volleyball closes brief season with win against Patrick Henry

Girls volleyball closes brief season with win against Patrick Henry

April 8, 2021

The score was 14-11. After winning the first set against Patrick Henry High School, the Patriots pushed back, taking the second and third set, and the Wolverines took the fourth set. At 2-2, Westview...

One year off campus: Principal Ziegler reflects on the past year

One year off campus: Principal Ziegler reflects on the past year

March 19, 2021

One year ago today, all PUSD students were sent home in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A year later, Principal Tina Ziegler reflects on the journey through handling school from home. Below are the...

Senate acquits big, green, scary radioactive monster amid calls for unity

Senate acquits big, green, scary radioactive monster amid calls for unity

February 22, 2021

The Senate voted to acquit the big green scary radioactive monster Saturday on charges of mass homicide and destruction of property. The prehistoric lizard monster is theorized to have been mutated...

From left to right: Katelyn Jensen (9) and Amelia Jensen (11) receive textbooks Jan. 28. Westview is currently unlikely to reopen to those who opted to return due to complications with the CDPH guidelines. Photo courtesy of Emily Halim.

Westview unlikely to reopen Feb. 17 amid current CDPH guidelines

February 11, 2021

As Westview finishes its first two weeks of the second term, students are less than a week away from the proposed secondary school reopening date of Feb. 17. Poway Unified School District (PUSD) delayed...

Art by Katie Lew

Congress realizes error of its ways, certifies Trump to serve a second term

January 21, 2021

Yesterday, President Trump, for the second time, accepted his duty as the President of the U.S. and swore his oath to defend the Constitution for four more years, promising to be “a terrific King—I...

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...

The Nexus staff's 21 book recommendations for 2021

The Nexus staff’s 21 book recommendations for 2021

January 21, 2021

Art by Grace Tseng Whether to escape, better understand or cope with our chaotic reality, books are especially necessary in 2021. For our first issue of the year, The...

Movie Review: Soul

Movie Review: Soul

January 21, 2021

 3/5 I watched the Pixar movie Soul a few days after its release, after seeing comments on Twitter praising it for its relatable characters, beautiful animation and captivating art...

Girls varsity basketball members do a freestyle dribble drill in the gym Nov. 17. According to the new CDPH youth sport guidelines, official indoor basketball practice and games will be permitted when the county reaches the yellow

Health department releases new youth sports guidelines

December 17, 2020

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) released new youth sport guidelines Monday. These guidelines separate sports into different risk profiles based on their level of contact and transmission...

Performing arts programs begin returning to campus

Performing arts programs begin returning to campus

December 17, 2020

Westview GOLD Band/Orchestra According to Westview Gold president Alex Soriano (12), competitive marching band is currently practicing on the football field Tuesdays and Thursdays during second period....

Social science teacher Dennis Sosnowski teaches Civics both on campus and on Zoom Oct. 29. The PUSD board of education announced Nov. 12 that schools may begin and continue bringing more classes on campus utilizing the concurrent model. Photo courtesy of Naomi Yoo.

PUSD approves plan to reopen to all students Jan. 19, bring staff back to campus Nov. 30

November 19, 2020

The secondary school reopening plan, which implemented the piloting of a concurrent model at middle and high schools across the district, was approved by the Poway Unified School District (PUSD) board...

Opinion: News consumers have responsibility to discern misinformation from truth in media

Opinion: News consumers have responsibility to discern misinformation from truth in media

November 19, 2020

Whenever we access the Internet, we inevitably come across lies. Lies when we scroll through reposted tabloids that permeate Instagram stories, lies all over Twitter, lies on Facebook ads. When we...

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...

The Black Mountain Ranch

PUSD begins negotiations for leasing land near Westview to Costco

October 22, 2020

The Poway Unified School District (PUSD) board of education approved a plan Sept. 10 to begin negotiations with Costco to lease their surplus property of 27 acres at Black Mountain Ranch southern site....

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...

Students at Painted Rock elementary school listen to class Sept. 23. PUSD reopened 10 elementary schools today and will reopen the other 16 Oct. 12.

PUSD reopens 10 elementary schools, plans for small groups on high school campuses

October 1, 2020

A reopening of 10 Poway Unified School District (PUSD) elementary schools is scheduled for today. PUSD made the decision at its board meeting Sept. 10 to reopen using a phased-in approach, with the plan...

Health and Nutrition Club markets virtual food drive with San Diego Food Bank

September 17, 2020

Health and Nutrition Club has collaborated with San Diego Food Bank (SDFB) to help market and fundraise for SDFB’s virtual food drive that started Sept. 7. With the ongoing pandemic continuing to cause...

Jamie Chin (10) and Shining Lu (10) released their first Freshest Future product Aug. 28. Their product is a homemade all-natural lip balm which comes in three different scents.

Chin, Lu start eco-friendly skincare business Freshest Future

September 2, 2020

Jamie Chin (10) wanted to start a business ever since she’d developed a passion for entrepreneurship working with marketing in Westview Robotics. She’d never started a business before, but she loved...

Bella Brady (12) records vlog-style videos of advice for ASB. The videos were released from Sunday to yesterday.

ASB releases graphics, videos of advice for the new year

September 2, 2020

As Westview invites its students to an online year, ASB has released videos of advice from Sunday to yesterday for students to prepare for virtual learning. These vlog-style videos are based on the...

PUSD approves reopening plan, students call for more preventative measures

July 20, 2020

Poway Unified School District (PUSD) approved its 2020-2021 school reopening plan, June 25, which includes two options for families: returning to campus or staying home. PUSD will send commitment surveys...

Wolverines recognized for impact made on campus

Wolverines recognized for impact made on campus

June 9, 2020

The morning of May 28, Ethan Baskerville-Bridges (12) was asked to help the rest of his family get groceries. Happy to help out,  he walked to his front door, tied his shoelaces, put on a mask, and reached...

PUSD weighs options for resuming school in fall

May 29, 2020

With the final weeks of the school year approaching and the end of the COVID-19 crisis nowhere in sight, Poway Unified School District (PUSD) is looking into new procedures and plans for the 2020-2021...

ASB kicks off online Golden Together rally

May 29, 2020

This morning, ASB released the first two video of their online end-of-the-year “Golden Together” rally series. Students can look forward to further “installments” of the rally every hour until...

Students write prize-winning essays for MTS scholarship contest

May 15, 2020

In an award ceremony held by San Diego Metropolitan Transit System (MTS) for a scholarship contest, Daniel Shaw (11), one of the winners, was invited to make a short statement. “The fact that so many...

SDCOE prepares San Diego districts for reopening of schools

SDCOE prepares San Diego districts for reopening of schools

May 1, 2020

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) released a document outlining COVID-19 planning guidelines to be taken into account by all school districts in the county. Last updated April 28, it makes...

Westview and Poway MUN present COVID-19 response suggestions to PUSD Board of Education

Westview and Poway MUN present COVID-19 response suggestions to PUSD Board of Education

May 1, 2020

“Two Saturdays ago, [MUN] came together in a mock conference to draft a resolution with our ideas to outline [what could improve the COVID-19 response],” Daniel Shaw (11) said. “Through arduous...

Seniors face hardships surrounding college decisions due to cancelled visits

April 10, 2020

Like many seniors, Junu Song (12) planned to visit colleges after spring break. After all, he said, that’s right after admission results, so he knows which ones to go to. But with the stay-at-home...

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