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

Holiday
Spyglasss Picks: Holiday Recipes
Spyglass's Picks: Holiday Recipes
December 12, 2022

Spice up your holidays with the Spyglass team’s favorite picks for a sweet—or savory— winter season!

Recent Stories
Sophomore year has been my hardest year yet and sometimes I just feel like Im in a game of baseball.
The Sophomore Slump
December 12, 2022
Featured Story
A group of sophomore students huddle around their laptops and textbooks to work on homework and study in the library.
No, It’s Not Just You. Sophomore Year is Really That Hard
Gia S. and Ariana E. December 12, 2022

She’s not wrong. I can’t remember the last time I felt this…defeated?  It only took a few months into my tenth grade year before...

An outdoor education-focused Olympic backpacking trip during Upper School Discovery Week. (Westridge School)
“This Has to Be Accessible for Everyone”: A Reimagined and More Equitable Discovery Week
Sophene A. December 12, 2022
Green Guerrillas Pave The Way For Sustainability at Westridge
Green Guerrillas Pave The Way For Sustainability at Westridge
Valentina V. December 12, 2022
Top Stories
Lunch with the Archer Oracle staff.
Spyglass Goes to St. Louis!
December 12, 2022
Students with learning differences can struggle without support in the classroom.
Accessing Academic Accommodations
December 12, 2022
US Supreme Court Takes Up Affirmative Action and Race-Based Admissions
US Supreme Court Takes Up Affirmative Action and Race-Based Admissions
December 12, 2022
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Recent Stories
From left to right, Alexandra Ahtty (relative to Gabriela L. ’31 and Rebecca L. ’27), Beatrice Chen (relative to Penelope C. ’27 and Lila C. ’29), and Linda Diller (relative to Isabel B. ’27) take the time to catch up.
Happy Post-Grandparents and Friends Day! Here Is a Timeline for Those Who Missed It
Hannah W. December 12, 2022
Participants in the ‘Cakewalk’ competition.
Annual Food Drive Doubles Collection Items
Sabina P. December 12, 2022
A bundle of pink clothes that I have thrifted over time. You can do the same!
Op-Ed: It’s Time to Denormalize Overconsumption and Fast Fashion
Reed D. December 12, 2022
Confessions From The College Front Line: Looking Back While Stepping Forward
Confessions From The College Front Line: Looking Back While Stepping Forward
Mckenna D. December 12, 2022
Features
US Supreme Court Takes Up Affirmative Action and Race-Based Admissions
US Supreme Court Takes Up Affirmative Action and Race-Based Admissions
Mirella C. and Tanvi C. December 12, 2022

In October 2022, as high school students around the United States began refining their college applications, the Supreme Court began reviewing...

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Top 3 Things Found in the Bushes
Top 3 Things Found in the Bushes
Zoe G. December 12, 2022

Sophomore year has been my hardest year yet and sometimes I just feel like Im in a game of baseball.
The Sophomore Slump
December 12, 2022
Op-Ed
Op-Ed: When did we start weaponizing musical taste?
Op-Ed: When did we start weaponizing musical taste?
Eliza W. December 12, 2022

Time and time again, when meeting somebody my age, I anticipate the dreaded question which seems to hold more weight than political alignments,...

Middle School Lacrosse team day of win! 		Anthony Yang (Hayden Y. ’28 Father)
Middle School Lacrosse Wins Their First-Ever Game
Rebecca L. December 12, 2022

On October 27th, 2022, the Middle School lacrosse team won their first-ever game since the program started two years ago. The Middle School Lacrosse...

8th grade students working at their desks in study hall.
New Study Hall Rules Aim to Promote Productivity
Rebecca L. November 7, 2022

New rules have been added to the middle school study hall with the goal of training students how to study and manage their time effectively....

Groups three and four wait for the ropes course.
Three Day Diary of the 6th Grade Trip to Pali Mountain
Olivia M. and Amelia W. November 7, 2022

At the end of September, sixth grade students embarked on an overnight trip to Pali Mountain. For many eager and nervous students, it would be...

Campus Culture
From left to right, Alexandra Ahtty (relative to Gabriela L. ’31 and Rebecca L. ’27), Beatrice Chen (relative to Penelope C. ’27 and Lila C. ’29), and Linda Diller (relative to Isabel B. ’27) take the time to catch up.
Happy Post-Grandparents and Friends Day! Here Is a Timeline for Those Who Missed It
Hannah W. December 12, 2022

On November 10th, Westridge hosted Grandparents and Friends Day, a special annual event where students invite their relatives to visit campus...

Participants in the ‘Cakewalk’ competition.
Annual Food Drive Doubles Collection Items
Sabina P. December 12, 2022

Every year in the spirit of Thanksgiving, the Westridge community collects canned food to donate to the local food pantry, Friends in Deed. This...

Local & World
A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini.
Protests Erupt Across Iran Following the Death of Mahsa Amini
Sophene A. November 7, 2022

Protests and demonstrations continue to take place in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini died three days after being...

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Grabs Spotlight at the Beginning of the Supreme Court’s New Term
Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Grabs Spotlight at the Beginning of the Supreme Court’s New Term
Sophene A. November 7, 2022

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was appointed by President Joe Biden, made her first public appearance on the Supreme Court bench in early...

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