Spyglass

I am sure you are sick of hearing people talk about fake news, but I am going to mention it once more. For Spyglass, as a student-run publication, we have recently been examining our role as truth-tellers and ethical journalists.

Reconciling Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Elisa D.

Isabel A.

Kobe Bryant, one of the most influential basketball players of all time, died in a helicopter crash on the foggy morning of January 26, 2020.

February 18, 2020

Reconciling Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

Reconciling Kobe Bryant’s Legacy

February 18, 2020

Kobe Bryant, one of the most influential basketball players of all time, died in a helicopter crash on the foggy morning of January 26, 2020.

Taking A Look Inside Westridge’s Offices
Mock Caucus Raises Questions About Students’ Civic Engagement
More Lost Than Found
Perspectives in Literature Sparks Changes to the English Department
Westridge Hosts 29th Annual Summer Opportunities Fair
February Stage Spotlight: Revenge Song Smooches and Swordfights Its Way Through History at the Geffen Playhouse
Confessions From The College Front Line: Waiting Game
Ask Gender Affinity
Green Gastronomy: Yoga-urt

Sophene A. | February 18, 2020

The middle school dances have been a part of Westridge since its founding in 1913. Pasadena Independent School Directors, the organizers of the middle school dances, believed that dances would allow students to socialize with their peers. However, middle schoolers’ opinions reveal that middle school dances don’t always fulfill the purpose for which they were created.

Ella B. | February 18, 2020

In late November, Westridge middle school advisories started discussing service projects designed to help the local community. The service projects have ranged from donating hygiene products and other helpful items for the homeless, and sending packages of useful things for soldiers. A lot of projects are still taking place, and some haven’t started yet. 

What #Westridge Thinks About #OscarsSoWhite

Elizabeth W. and Mia N. | February 18, 2020

The 2020 Oscars are again facing scrutiny for their lack of diversity. Even four years after #OscarsSoWhite went trending on Twitter, the 2020 Oscars remained remarkably resistant to the criticism. This year’s Golden Globes awarded several people of color, such as Awkwafina, Eddie Murphy, Jennifer Lopez, Han Jin Won, and Lupita Nyong’o. Only one actor of color was nominated in the major acting...

Presidential Elections & Peanut Butter Cups: What Westridge Has to Say About the Year Ahead (Kinda)

Ilena M. | February 18, 2020

When I agreed to cover the 2020 election for Spyglass, did I really care? Nope. Not at all. Politics are so, so boring and totally irrelevant, and I had, like, a ton of homework to do. Then, one Saturday when I FINALLY had some time to relax, my dad asked me to help him prune his favorite bush. In need of a viable excuse to opt out, I figured I’d start fishing for quotes. I conducted an interview,...