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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
Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments
Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments
Nitya C. and Ilena M. May 21, 2021

Assessments, a necessary evil in both students’ and teachers’ lives, must continue during remote learning. Traditionally, teachers use tests...

Top Stories
Westridge
Westridge's DEI Efforts Part 3: Moving Forward
Katie S. May 24, 2021
Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List
Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List
Sophene A. May 17, 2021
Representative David Cicilline advocating for the Equality Act.
House Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights
Sophene A. May 17, 2021
A torchlight march in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to mark the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
An Unrecognized Genocide is a Repeated Genocide
Sophene A. May 17, 2021
Features
Westridge
Westridge's DEI Efforts Part 3: Moving Forward
Katie S. May 24, 2021
7 students and faculty shared their thoughts for moving forward with Westridge’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts.
Local & World
Ann Jarvis
5 ‘Mom’umental Facts About Mother’s Day
Katie X. May 17, 2021

With Mother’s Day just passing, people all around the world have spent their fair share of time showing their gratitude towards their mothers....

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Mars Rover Lands Close to Home
Sophia H., Managing Editor • March 12, 2021
Op-Ed
Taking Care of My Curls:  A Journey and How-to-Guide
Taking Care of My Curls: A Journey and How-to-Guide
Isabella W. May 18, 2021
Beginning a few months ago, I introduced the curly hair routine to my wavy-haired friend in desperate need of a scrunch and plop situation. Since then, I have made a pretty impressive outreach to several other people including my friend’s mom.
Campus Culture
Juanita working on the wheel in the Ceramics Studio.
Celebrating Juanita’s 50 years at Westridge
Sabina P. May 16, 2021

“What was so fitting was when she came through the door, she walked up to me like she had known me forever,” recalled Ms. Lorri Deyer, Upper...

Crescendo Podcast: Amplifying Global Voices
Orchestra’s Crescendo Podcast Elevates Diverse Voices
Brittany A. May 16, 2021

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Kerri Epps, Middle and Upper School Orchestra teacher, has decided to use a new approach to...

Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List
Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List
Sophene A. May 17, 2021

After a long, exhausting day of school and another three hours of homework, I curl up on my bed and wrap blankets around me like I am a burrito,...

Representative David Cicilline advocating for the Equality Act.
House Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights
Sophene A. May 17, 2021

On February 25, 2021, the House passed the Equality Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation or sexual identity...

A torchlight march in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to mark the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
An Unrecognized Genocide is a Repeated Genocide
Sophene A. May 17, 2021

Two years ago, I, along with countless other Armenians, stood in front of Congressman Adam Schiff. As he walked onto the stage, the crowd immediately...

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Julia Roberts In Review
Julia Roberts In Review
Isabella W. March 12, 2021

While Julia Roberts’ movies have always been widely admired, the extra time in quarantine allowed me to watch almost all of her movies. The...

The beginning of high school brought with it a very __ need for emotional reassurance in the form of baked goods. On good days, that manifested itself in the form of homemade crepes, which made me gasp in horror at the realization of just how much butter goes into __ food, then shrug and eat twelve. When I didn’t have that kind of ambition, it was jarred whipped cream in a pre-made pie crust -- which I can’t say is too bad at all. And when we couldn’t get our typical honey-laden baklava from a local bakery for the Jewish New Year, I decided to keep up the tradition by brewing homemade cinnamon syrup and experimenting with phyllo dough for the first time. It was a little chewy, and it didn’t cook through until ten o
Etc: Valentine's Day Edition
Ilena M. and Spyglass Staff March 1, 2021