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Some of Westridge’s parent ambassadors with whom prospective families can connect.
A Year in Review: Westridge Looks Back and Forward at its DEI Efforts
Katie S. May 10, 2021
Westridge published their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) planning strategies in January 2020, located in the Westridge Strategic Plan. Among other initiatives, the DEI plan includes: increasing DEI training for all Westridge constituencies, identifying biases in curriculum, and creating a plan to increase student body and faculty & staff diversity.
Some of Westridge’s parent ambassadors with whom prospective families can connect.
Westridge's DEI Efforts Part 1: Increasing Student Body Representation
Katie S. May 10, 2021
DEI initiatives and efforts to increase student diversity are not new to Westridge’s admission process. “There are some strategies we have expanded upon and some newer initiatives that are underway to spread the word about Westridge to families that may not hear about us through traditional marketing and outreach efforts,” explained Margaret Shoemaker, Director of Admission.
Local & World
Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech
Mars Rover Lands Close to Home
Sophia H., Managing Editor • March 12, 2021

On February 18, 2021, Westridge watched as the Mars rover Perseverance touched down safely at Jerezo Crater, marking an incredible win for space...

Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants
Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants
Sophia H., Managing Editor • January 28, 2021
Space Jam: A New Legacy comes to theaters this summer on July 16.
Opinion: The Top 5 Sequels, Prequels, and Movie Adaptation Summer Blockbuster Hits You Should See in Theaters
Jacqueline Y. May 13, 2021

WARNING: This contains some spoiler alerts from previous movies. Sitting down in a dimly-lit theatre with the smell of buttery popcorn and...

Campus Culture
“Can YOU Save Spring Break: The Escape Room” Photo Credits: Verena W.
Tiger Week: A New Experience For Teachers and Students
Verena W. and Sabina P. April 26, 2021

While the Interim week before spring break at Westridge is usually filled with school trips and activities, ranging from the on-campus to the...

Rachel K on a balcony enjoying the view
What Do Students Think About In-Person School?
Katie X. April 12, 2021

After spending a little over a year entirely online, students have begun returning to campus.  Lower and middle schoolers have already been...

New Legislation Challenges Abortion Rights
New Legislation Challenges Abortion Rights
Sophene A. March 1, 2021

    New abortion legislation in South Carolina challenges current abortion rights, changing national abortion legislation...

Photo Credits: Instagram
New Zealand Works to Reduce Period Poverty: What Does It Mean for Other Countries?
Sophene A. March 1, 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand meeting with period poverty campaigners to discuss their plan to provide free sanitary products...

My mom, brother, and I standing outside of Philz last May
Opinion: Why I Love Philz Coffee + Five Drinks to Order
Reed D. February 15, 2021
It was love at first sip and it's been a fairytale romance ever since.

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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...

The beginning of high school brought with it a very __ need for emotional reassurance in the form of baked goods. On good days, that manifested itself in the form of homemade crepes, which made me gasp in horror at the realization of just how much butter goes into __ food, then shrug and eat twelve. When I didn’t have that kind of ambition, it was jarred whipped cream in a pre-made pie crust -- which I can’t say is too bad at all. And when we couldn’t get our typical honey-laden baklava from a local bakery for the Jewish New Year, I decided to keep up the tradition by brewing homemade cinnamon syrup and experimenting with phyllo dough for the first time. It was a little chewy, and it didn’t cook through until ten o
Etc: Valentine's Day Edition
Ilena M. and Spyglass Staff March 1, 2021


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