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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Featured Story
Soon-to-be-retired Head of School Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor sports her Cricket Captain shirt this years annual WPA Night Market.
Head of School Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor Is Set To Retire After 13 Years. Westridge Celebrates Her Career and Legacy.
Ella B. May 31, 2022

  From seven yards away, Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor, Westridge’s Head of School, yelled, “Oh come on, Ella, put your back into it!”...

Top Stories
Opinion: Schools Want to Emphasize Learning Over Grades. That’s Why We Need an Open Grade Book.
Opinion: Schools Want to Emphasize Learning Over Grades. That’s Why We Need an Open Grade Book.
Sophene A. May 31, 2022
Summer Editors’ Picks
Summer Editors’ Picks
Ilena M., Eliza W., Tanvi C., Reed D., Sophene A., Florence J., Katie S., Daria H., Hailey T., and Lauren C. May 31, 2022
Crying in H Mart: A Conversation about my own Asian Identity
Crying in H Mart: A Conversation about my own Asian Identity
Hailey Tsuchiya May 31, 2022
Westridge Implements Consequences for Uniform Violations -- But Do Students Care?
Westridge Implements Consequences for Uniform Violations -- But Do Students Care?
Katie X. May 31, 2022
Features
“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?”
“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?”
Katie Shirreffs May 31, 2022

“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?” Ms. Sarah Jallo, Senior Director for Enrollment...

Local & World
Stephen Parlato holds a sign with the words, “Hands Off Roe,” outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, protesting a 2018 law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.
America Braces for Imminent Overturn of Roe v. Wade
Sophene A. and Lilah R. May 31, 2022

On May 3, a draft opinion suggesting that the Supreme Court intends to strike down Roe v. Wade was leaked and obtained by POLITICO. The Supreme...

Op-Ed
“What did I do wrong?”: My Experience Dealing With COVID-19 Shame
“What did I do wrong?”: My Experience Dealing With COVID-19 Shame
Sarah L. May 31, 2022

From where it sat atop my messy biology notebook and test my teacher had handed back minutes prior, my phone buzzed. I prepared to read a message...

Campus Culture
Thursday Detention’s website home page.
Why Be Factual When You Can Be Funny? Westridge’s Thursday Detention, a Different Kind of Publication
Lilah R. May 31, 2022

Combine a need to pass time during quarantine with an affinity for satirical news.  What do you get? A new Westridge favorite: the online spoof...

Art and Architecture: students eating lunch at the Hammer Museum in West LA.
First In-Person Tiger Week at Westridge
Cindy C. May 31, 2022

Westridge Upper School held its first in-person Tiger Week from March 21 to 24. Tiger Week is a week of experiential, workshop-based learning...

Middle Schoolers Highlight Immigrant Experiences
Middle Schoolers Highlight Immigrant Experiences
May 31, 2022

Eighth Grade students interviewed and then wrote a profile about a friend or relative who immigrated to America. These profiles provide readers...

7th grade Spanish students in class.
Heritage Speakers Share Their Language Learning Experience at Westridge
Kristin Chuang and Rebecca Lopez May 31, 2022

At Westridge, Middle School students choose between learning Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin for both years seventh and eighth grade. For some students,...

“A comforting space I wish I had access to when I was their age”: Middle School Affinities Foster Safe and Inclusive Spaces
“A comforting space I wish I had access to when I was their age”: Middle School Affinities Foster Safe and Inclusive Spaces
Helena Chen May 31, 2022

Starting this year, 7th and 8th grade students were able to join a Middle School Affinity Group. The feedback from students has been overwhelmingly...

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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