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The Nexus

The official student news site of Westview High School

The Nexus

The official student news site of Westview High School

The Nexus

Leanne Fan

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer

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Battikha constructs, programs drone for pollution detection

Battikha constructs, programs drone for pollution detection

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer June 5, 2024

When Alex Battikha (11) walked along the San Diego shores with his dad last June, he noticed trash everywhere. What further concerned him was that the trash was not only on the beach, but also far out...

Graphic by Hudson Kim and Leanne Fan

Hudson Kim builds 3 stage ion thruster

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer April 5, 2024

  Six-year-old Hudson Kim (11) fired his makeshift rocket and stared in awe as it disappeared into the sky. It was decided. He was going to send people to space.   Ever since Kim can remember,...

Science fairs made me an innovative, curious scientist

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer March 15, 2024

In sixth grade during my first science fair, I shuffled between long rows of blue tables with hundreds of boards looming over me. Each board was filled with information in a seemingly foreign language...

AI reduces critical thinking

AI reduces critical thinking

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Over a lifetime, we hone our abilities to read, write, listen, and think critically. These life skills have the capability to unveil the mysteries of the world and offer numerous opportunities to grow. However,...

Girls water polo wins league

Girls water polo wins league

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

By closing out the regular season with five consecutive league victories, including a season-ending 11-9 win against San Marcos, the girls water polo team celebrated the Palomar League championship, Jan....

Review: Sunmerry Bakery

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

Rating: 8.5/10     Since I was a toddler, my family and I have dropped by Sunmerry Bakery every time we passed by Irvine. When I found out that they were opening a new branch in Mira Mesa, I knew...

Night owls are not at fault, chronotypes control sleep patterns

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer January 26, 2024

As I make my way through my second year of high school, I’ve noticed that my productivity increases exponentially as the day goes by. By the time it’s 1-2 a.m., the calculus I’ve stared at all day...

Liu’s national tennis ranking jumps to 69th after fifth-place finish at tournament

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer December 22, 2023

At just 3 years old, Kylie Liu (10) started playing tennis with her dad on the Westview tennis courts. Despite her heavy racket and the dauntingly tall nets that loomed before her, 3-year-old Liu was determined...

Attention in Demand

Attention in Demand

Leanne Fan and Karis Chen November 17, 2023

With an upcoming calculus midterm and two essays due for Humanities, Zoey Espiritu (10) knew she needed to lock in and get all of her work done on time. Although the sense of urgency to get things done...

Runner prepare techniques for upcoming Morley Field CIF race

Karis Chen and Leanne Fan October 26, 2023

As the sun beat down on her face and the sound of cheering and cowbells rang through the air, Shayna Mehta (11), co-captain of the varsity girls cross country team, was prepared to do her best in her 3-mile...

San Diego’s homelessness policy needs revision, mental health services

Leanne Fan, Staff Writer September 5, 2023

Nearly half of all Americans who are unhoused live in California, and these numbers are rising faster than in any other state. In 2023, San Diego alone saw a 22% increase in homelessness as compared to...

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