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Wedged between Halloween and the winter holidays, November typically isn’t Spyglass’ most eventful month. But as homework hits an all-time high and the weather finally starts to cool down—just a bit—I’m thrilled to announce some major changes and exciting updates!

As the first of many firsts this month, you might have noticed that our website looks a little bit different! That’s right… we’ve officially re-branded! After many months of brainstorming, an abundance of iterations, focus groups, and much deliberation, Spyglass has a new logo and masthead (that’s what we call the nice little “Westridge Spyglass” banner at the top of our website). It was designed by our incredible multi-talented staff writer, editor, AND designer, Reed D. ’25. Words cannot describe how happy I am that our logo is finally, finally an actual spyglass—no more mis-marketed magnifying glass for us! Here’s a back-and-forth comparison: 



Night and day, right? 

Next up: For the very first time, a delegation of Spyglass staffers will be attending the Fall JEA/NSPA National High School Journalism Convention! One of the biggest events in student journalism, the conference attracts more than 4,000 attendees annually. We’re super excited to travel to St. Louis this month to learn from knowledgeable journalism professionals and educators, meet other student writers, editors, and artists from across the country, and find new ways to make our publication even more amazing for the Westridge community.

Among the scores of stories being released this month is our very first breaking news story: Spyglass has the privilege to give the Westridge community its first announcement about the return of All School’s Day for the first time since 2019! 

Despite the many days off from school, October proved to be an eventful month both on-campus and out in the world. Our staffers stayed on top of it all, covering everything from Westridge’s new Math Center, to the Mahsa Amini protests, to the 6th grade’s trip to Pali Mountain. And if you’re in need of a laugh and still reveling in the spooky spirit, check out our annual Halloween Etc. collection of satirical stories and festive features.

We’ve finally reached the height of fall—bust out your coziest (SoCal-appropriate) sweaters, sip your pumpkin spice lattes, and, of course, keep reading!