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Caroline L.
Protesters Resist Mandatory Stay-at-Home Orders
Caroline L. and Isabel A. May 15, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles’ Public Health Director, revealed on Tuesday that the county’s stay-at-home order will most likely extend through July. But many were already disregarding quarantine orders long before this announcement.
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Addie K.
Celebrity Culture is Shattering During the Pandemic
Jacqueline Y. May 22, 2020

When Gal Gadot, an Israeli supermodel and actress, posted a three minute video of celebrities singing to John Lennon’s “Imagine” to Instagram...

Quarantine Staff Picks
Sophia H. May 8, 2020

Westridge students are all experiencing quarantine differently. Some of us are trying to make vegan pie crust, others are discovering classic...

Elisa D.
Keeping Faith Alive During COVID-19
Hannah W. and Hailey T. May 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with numerous difficulties and challenges, such as the cancellation of schools and strict stay-at-home...

Jennifer Golub-Marcus, Upper School History Teacher, uses her blackboard to schedule her son Ben
With Kids Home, Teachers Balance the Double Workload
Sophia H. May 1, 2020

As the lines between home life and school blur, students are catching small glimpses into their teacher’s lives over Microsoft Teams. Many...

Elisa D.
Spyglass COVID-19 Coverage
Spyglass Staff • May 1, 2020
COVID-19 has not only left a huge impact globally, but it has also affected the Westridge community in a multitude of ways. Spyglass will continue to report on small and large impacts in the coming weeks.
Students and Teachers Have Mixed Feelings Towards Westridge’s New Grading Policy
Students and Teachers Have Mixed Feelings Towards Westridge’s New Grading Policy
Jacqueline Y. May 1, 2020

On April 10, Westridge families received the long-awaited email from Elizabeth McGregor, Head of School, announcing that Westridge will move...

Caroline L.
Protesters Resist Mandatory Stay-at-Home Orders
Caroline L. and Isabel A. May 15, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles’ Public Health Director, revealed on Tuesday that the county’s stay-at-home order will most likely extend through July. But many were already disregarding quarantine orders long before this announcement.
Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability
Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability
Mirelle L. May 15, 2020

Since stay at home orders have continued to spread, we have seen a reduction in car travel, plane travel, and even industrial production, as...

Dear Spanish Students: A Letter from a Long Time Latin Student
Dear Spanish Students: A Letter from a Long Time Latin Student
Emily S. May 8, 2020

Dear Spanish Students, I studied Latin for seven years, and throughout that time, you Spanish students have been eager to point out just how...

When STEM is Forced on Girls
Ilena M. May 1, 2020

Growing up in Los Angeles, I’ve been told that girls can do anything they set their minds to, especially STEM: science, technology, engineering,...

(clockwise from left) The author talks with Gia M. ‘27, eighth-grader Sydney W., and Sylvie S. J. ‘24
Lower & Middle School Remember Ms. V.
Ilena M. April 24, 2020

On April 14, we lost an integral member of the Westridge community, Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Support Carol Van Zalingen, to complications...

Quarantine Inspired Haikus
April 17, 2020
In Eighth Grade English, students wrote haikus reflecting on their experience during the Coronavirus quarantine. Spyglass would like to feature three of these haikus to add some cheer in these times of fear and uncertainty.