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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First Black Woman to Be Appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed by Senate
First Black Woman to Be Appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed by Senate
Sophene A. April 7, 2022

On February 25, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court....

Top Stories
Westridges five students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists stand together. Those students are Clara K. ’22, Grace K. ’22, Giulia W. ’22, Claire S ’22, and Charlotte Z. ’22.
Westridge Celebrates 5 Students As National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Ella B. April 23, 2022
Humans of Westridge: Taylor T. ’28
Humans of Westridge: Taylor T. ’28
Ariana E. March 21, 2022
Banned or censored books at Books Inc., an independent bookstore located in California. (Photo Credit: Vox)
“At What Point Do I Practice Subversion?”: States Are Afire With Wars Over Book Banning
Sophene A. March 21, 2022
Kamila Valieva during her short program at Beijing 2022.
Olympic Skater Doping Scandal Questions if Minors Should Compete in the Olympics
Katie X. March 21, 2022
Features
Westridge Athletes Prevail Despite Feeling a Lack Of Recognition
Westridge Athletes Prevail Despite Feeling a Lack Of Recognition
Sarah L. and Eliza W. March 21, 2022

In a 2021-2022 equestrian show, Westridge freshman Rosemary B. won first place in a dressage competition. The varsity golf team hasn’t lost...

Local & World
Kamila Valieva during her short program at Beijing 2022.
Olympic Skater Doping Scandal Questions if Minors Should Compete in the Olympics
Katie X. March 21, 2022

At 15, Kamila Valieva, a Russian figure skater, made history at the 2022 Beijing Olympics when she became the first woman to land a quad jump...

Op-Ed
Jodi Kreyman walking the halls of her high school.
Review: “Tall Girl 2” Is Beyond Disappointing. And I’m Not Surprised.
Sophene A. March 21, 2022

While I did not go into the sequel having high hopes, Netflix’s “Tall Girl 2,” released on Friday, February 11 was worse than I expected....

Campus Culture
Westridges five students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists stand together. Those students are Clara K. ’22, Grace K. ’22, Giulia W. ’22, Claire S ’22, and Charlotte Z. ’22.
Westridge Celebrates 5 Students As National Merit Scholarship Finalists
Ella B. April 23, 2022

This year, Westridge announced five seniors as National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition...

Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor addressing guests at Saturday luncheon during Alumnae Weekend.
Unity Prevails in First Alumnae Weekend Post-Lockdown
Hannya K. March 21, 2022

In the late morning of Saturday, March 12, as many as one hundred people, ranging from Westridge alumnae a couple of years into college to those...

Pictured are three books in the eighth-grade curriculum that are commonly challenged in schools, as well as Apple: Skin to the Core, a book being considered as a replacement for The Lone Ranger.
Eighth-Graders Question Sherman Alexie’s Place in American Studies Curriculum
Kristin C. March 21, 2022

Clustered together in the Westridge Mudd Pit, two sections of eighth-grade students started their quarter two American Studies unit by gathering...

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...

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Advanced Knife Juggling 101 & Other Suggested Replacements to the AP Curriculum
Advanced Knife Juggling 101 & Other Suggested Replacements to the AP Curriculum
Ilena M. March 21, 2022

“…Westridge has decided to move away from the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) program. It will be replaced with Advanced Courses...

Etc: Valentine’s Day Edition
Etc: Valentine’s Day Edition
February 14, 2022