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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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 17, 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.
Natalie V. 21 celebrates her commitment to Auburn University.

Seniors Reflect on a College Process Like No Other

Sophia H. May 17, 2021

For roughly the past eight months, Westridge seniors have endured the seemingly endless process of applying to colleges across and beyond the United States. Finally, past the May 1 deadline by which most...

Space Jam: A New Legacy comes to theaters this summer on July 16.

Opinion: The Top 5 Sequels, Prequels, and Movie Adaptation Summer Blockbuster Hits You Should See in Theaters

Jacqueline Y. May 13, 2021

WARNING: This contains some spoiler alerts from previous movies. Sitting down in a dimly-lit theatre with the smell of buttery popcorn and excited chattering while movie trailers play is something that...

Rita (Amanda Brugel) and Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) share a moment in episode four, Milk.

Review: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale Returns for Season 4 and Regains Its Momentum

Caroline L. May 9, 2021

[SPOILERS] After a two years’ wait due to Covid-19 restrictions, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale has made its return for season four. Dare I say that the show seems to be headed in a direction other...

Jade McKnight 09 snaps a selfie during work. This year, she received the Distinguished Young Alumnae Award.

Meet Jade McKnight ’09, This Year’s Distinguished Young Alumna

Jacqueline Y. April 11, 2021

When I first sat down to interview Jade McKnight for an Alumnae Weekend website video on a Tuesday afternoon, I was immediately drawn to her charismatic and bubbly personality. She spoke to me almost as...

Click Here for April/May Editor’s Note…

Jacqueline Y. April 9, 2021

  Alas, the end of the year is approaching us. It honestly feels like I was starting my senior year just yesterday. Online school has definitely flown by faster than in person—that’s for sure. As...

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars Rover Lands Close to Home

Sophia H., Managing Editor March 12, 2021

On February 18, 2021, Westridge watched as the Mars rover Perseverance touched down safely at Jerezo Crater, marking an incredible win for space travel and, more intimately, for members of the Westridge...

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 way she can easily transform from character to character from...

Opinion: Joining An Affinity Group Was Easy, Deciding Which One Was Not

Opinion: Joining An Affinity Group Was Easy, Deciding Which One Was Not

Julia W. March 1, 2021

Growing up as a mixed Chinese-White American, I have always felt either not Chinese enough at home with my Chinese relatives or not White enough at school with my friends. Most of my close friends are...

Cars line up at Dodger Stadium to receive doses of the Covid-19 vaccination.

Westridge Teachers Line Up for Vaccine

Caroline L. March 1, 2021
Across the United States, Covid-19 vaccination rollout is ramping up. As of February 28, providers are administering about 1.74 million doses on average daily, likely enough to get us to what experts call “herd immunity” by October of 2021. 
Students warm up before the start of the workout.

Get Up and Get Ready! Westridge Returns to Campus for Conditioning

Hannah W. and Lauren C. March 1, 2021

On February 8th, Westridge began on-campus conditioning for the Upper School’s Fall Sports, including Cross Country, Volleyball, and Water Polo. The conditioning follows strict guidelines from the LA...

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Sabina P. February 28, 2021

Set in a futuristic world, Westridge Theater’s newest theater production, “Eden Experiments,” reflects on the unprecedented time of the pandemic and asks larger questions about human behavior and...

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