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.

Spyglass

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Featured Story
Those who are against the COVID-19 vaccine protest. (The Independent)
"It is my choice. It’s not a law": Students Weigh in on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate
Sophene A., Staffer • October 4, 2021

On August 10, Westridge Head of School Elizabeth McGregor sent a school-wide email with important back-to-school information. Alongside the information...

Top Stories
A computer science student works on an assignment.
With the New School Year Comes a New Computer Science Department
Mckenna D. October 4, 2021
Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members
Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members
October 4, 2021
As part of Westridges protocol, Westridge students wearing masks on Convocation. (@westridgeschool)
2021-22 School Year Ushers in a New Normal, Covid-Style
Reed D. October 4, 2021
Students Showcase Their Style Even in Uniform
Students Showcase Their Style Even in Uniform
Eliza W. and Lauren C. October 4, 2021
Features
Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members
Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members
October 4, 2021

As the year begins, Spyglass would like to welcome all those new to the Westridge Community. We hope you will join us in welcoming them to our...

Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. 24
Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. '24
Ilena M., Managing Editor • October 4, 2021
Local & World
A protest in 2019 that advocated for menstrual equity. (The Guardian)
California's Bill Ignites Discussion Regarding Period Poverty
Sophene A. October 4, 2021

On February 1, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia introduced AB-367, a bill that would bring California a large step closer to achieving menstrual...

Op-Ed
The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature
The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature
Ilena M. October 4, 2021
The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!
Campus Culture
As part of Westridges protocol, Westridge students wearing masks on Convocation. (@westridgeschool)
2021-22 School Year Ushers in a New Normal, Covid-Style
Reed D. October 4, 2021

The Westridge community is getting good at COVID life—or at least getting used to it. Although some quibbling and grumbling inevitably...

As the First Month of School Comes to an End, Students Reflect on Their Mental Health
As the First Month of School Comes to an End, Students Reflect on Their Mental Health
Verena W. October 4, 2021

Everyone’s lives seriously changed from 2020 through 2021. With online school, social isolation, and coping with the fears and anxieties of...

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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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 oclock at night, but when I sat around in my pajamas at midnight, it tasted like victory.
Etc: Valentine's Day Edition
Ilena M. and Spyglass Staff March 1, 2021