The student-run newspaper of Westridge School for Girls, Spyglass strives to build community and evoke empathy through the medium of journalism. Comprised of passionate student writers, editors, designers, managers, and leaders, Spyglass is dedicated to ethical reporting that amplifies our unique voices to inform, entertain, and forge connection in the Westridge community and beyond.

Spyglass

The student-run newspaper of Westridge School for Girls, Spyglass strives to build community and evoke empathy through the medium of journalism. Comprised of passionate student writers, editors, designers, managers, and leaders, Spyglass is dedicated to ethical reporting that amplifies our unique voices to inform, entertain, and forge connection in the Westridge community and beyond.

Spyglass

The student-run newspaper of Westridge School for Girls, Spyglass strives to build community and evoke empathy through the medium of journalism. Comprised of passionate student writers, editors, designers, managers, and leaders, Spyglass is dedicated to ethical reporting that amplifies our unique voices to inform, entertain, and forge connection in the Westridge community and beyond.

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Featured Story
After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) volleyball referees were barred from returning to Westridge.
Two Referees Barred From Returning to Westridge for Inappropriate Conduct at Volleyball Home Game
Katie S. and Florence J. November 8, 2021

After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation...

Top Stories
The Enduring Power of the Witch
The Enduring Power of the Witch
Genevieve W., Contributor • November 8, 2021
Humans of Westridge: Brooklyn P. ’25
Humans of Westridge: Brooklyn P. ’25
Reed D. November 8, 2021
Lesridge Instagram Account: Both a ‘Meme Account’ and Safe Place for Students
Lesridge Instagram Account: Both a ‘Meme Account’ and Safe Place for Students
Sophene A. November 8, 2021
Jennifer L. 25 playing tennis
The Youngest of Them All: Freshman on Varsity Sports
Ella B. November 8, 2021
Features
Ian Tatum, Director of Equity (left), and Tamara Shahar Jaffe, Dean of Lower and Middle School Student Voices (right)
New Hires Ian Tatum and Tamara Jaffe Further Westridge’s Commitment to DEI
Hannya K. November 8, 2021

Advocating for and creating change—whether for society, yourself, or a handful of individuals—is in no way an easy task. How does anyone...

Local & World
A rally against critical race theory being taught in schools in Virginia on June 12.
Critical Race Theory Meets Opposition In State Legislation
Sophene A. November 8, 2021

The battle lines of critical race theory in schools have been drawn in the last months as states with no laws restricting critical race theory...

Op-Ed
The Enduring Power of the Witch
The Enduring Power of the Witch
Genevieve W., Contributor • November 8, 2021

When I was younger, October was about carving pumpkins and eating candy, but recently, I’ve noticed a force outshining all the rest: the witch....

Campus Culture
Lesridge Instagram Account: Both a ‘Meme Account’ and Safe Place for Students
Lesridge Instagram Account: Both a ‘Meme Account’ and Safe Place for Students
Sophene A. November 8, 2021

A private Instagram account named Lesridge, run by Westridge students, currently has 112 followers and 23 posts. The account frequently displays...

The quotation in the bathroom at the beginning of the year.
Lower School Bathroom Remodel Faces Criticism for Gender Exclusive Design
Sophene A. November 8, 2021

When you step foot into the first floor Ranney House girls’ bathroom, a quotation written in black, cursive letters written on the light-yellow...

Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List
Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List
Sophene A. May 17, 2021

After a long, exhausting day of school and another three hours of homework, I curl up on my bed and wrap blankets around me like I am a burrito,...

Representative David Cicilline advocating for the Equality Act.
House Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights
Sophene A. May 17, 2021

On February 25, 2021, the House passed the Equality Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation or sexual identity...

A torchlight march in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to mark the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
An Unrecognized Genocide is a Repeated Genocide
Sophene A. May 17, 2021

Two years ago, I, along with countless other Armenians, stood in front of Congressman Adam Schiff. As he walked onto the stage, the crowd immediately...

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Etc.: Halloween Edition
Spyglass Staff October 31, 2021

Celebrate Spooky Season with sweet and silly stories from Spyglass.

Julia Roberts In Review
Julia Roberts In Review
Isabella W. March 12, 2021

While Julia Roberts’ movies have always been widely admired, the extra time in quarantine allowed me to watch almost all of her movies. The...