The Nexus

Yufei Zhang

Yufei Zhang, Staff Writer

Yufei Zhang (12) is in her first year as a part of The Nexus. She enjoys hiking, programming cool automations, and spending time with family. In her free time, she likes organizing her Google Drive and binge reading.

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Kenzie experiments with veganism

June 3, 2022

Whenever people bring donuts to ASB or Dance Troupe, Mackenzie Huynh (11) has to politely deny them any time they’re offered to her. In response, she’s bombarded with questions of whether she’s on...

Sydney Hubbard (12) crafts props for an Odyssey of the Mind performance, March 27. She taped together copies of The Nexus to create a saddle for a big puppet elk.

World Class Creativity

April 8, 2022

After months of preparation, two of Westview’s Odyssey of the Mind teams took first place at the state competition, Saturday.  Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving...

Musical Evolution: Li finds passion in composing

April 8, 2022

Archimedes Li (12) began taking violin lessons when he was only 4 years old. Just one year later, Li began to dabble in composing; he would write down music notes in a notebook and attempt to recreate...

Mock Trial places first, progresses to States

March 18, 2022

On March 10, Westview competed as one of the two top teams in San Diego County in the San Diego County Mock Trial Competition. After a trial that was more than two hours long, the team came out as victors...

Ico, Liu form Charitable Trinkets, raise funds for San Diego Food Bank

Ico, Liu form Charitable Trinkets, raise funds for San Diego Food Bank

February 18, 2022

While most students at Westview were packing up their books, preparing to leave school for the day, Liahnne Kym Ico (11) and Priscilla Liu (11) were unpacking. They stood to the right of the school...

Gear Up places second at Pacific Ridge

Gear Up places second at Pacific Ridge

January 28, 2022

At 3 a.m., Justin Siu (11) finally finished coding the detection protocol of the GearUp robotic team’s robot. Due to a busy finals week, he said he was unable to code the program until January 14,...

Adam Eagle works as a full-time as the Commerce Tech Lead at Stripe , a finance software company. He leads a team of 30 software engineers during work and enjoys social events in his free time.

Eagle explores programming passion

December 17, 2021

Adam Eagle has done web, game, app , iOS, Android development. Back-end, front-end, machine-learning, data engineering. The whole gamut of things. Today, Adam Eagle works in financial technology as...

Alex Nguyen worked as Mob Scene Marketing Agency prior to pursuing her Pre-Law education at UCLA. She hopes to become an attorney to advocate for and represent the LGBTQ community.

Nguyen transitions, embraces identity

December 17, 2021

While growing up, Alex Nguyen couldn’t go to sleepovers with her best friends, she couldn’t listen in on “girl talk,” she couldn’t even wear the dresses and heels that all her friends wore. “It...

Ambassadors exhibit model behavior for young students

November 19, 2021

Some people collect Pokémon cards, others collect Baseball cards, but at Adobe Bluffs, the students collect Westview Ambassador cards.   Ambassador Nicole Santarsiero (12) thinks trading cards...

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

Juniors form connections at Unity Day

October 8, 2021

Jessica Ong (11) was not excited for Unity  Day. She had homework to do, AP classes to study for, and essays to write. It hadn’t even occurred to her that for the first time since November 2019,...

Alumni DelaCruz shapes style of teaching around experience

Alumni DelaCruz shapes style of teaching around experience

September 17, 2021

Seven years ago, this was just a dream. Seven years ago Melanie DelaCruz sat in Bob McHeffey’s classroom giving her passion speech about teaching in AP English Literature. Now, Ms. DelaCruz was waiting...

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