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Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Opinion: Six Movies and Television Shows that Have Gotten Me Through Quarantine

Caroline L. January 31, 2021

It's been a rocky year for everyone, with not much to look forward to and a seemingly absent light at the end of the tunnel. However, with all the downtime I've had during quarantine, I've taken advantage...

Westridge Community Reflects on Pro-Trump Riots at Capitol Hill

Westridge Community Reflects on Pro-Trump Riots at Capitol Hill

Caroline L. January 23, 2021

On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Some carried Confederate flags as they broke windows, knocked down doors, and forcibly entered the House and...

Finding Connection Through the Mundane: My Covid Summer

Ilena M. October 11, 2020

Late in the afternoon on a sunny mid-August day, the temperature climbed over 90 degrees as my mom relaxed on a lounge chair in our grassy, stucco-walled backyard, enjoying an iced tea and a good book...

Maribella M. '21 receives her ring in her car.

Pandemic Forces Junior Ring Ceremony Organizers to Improvise

Jessica W. October 11, 2020

Amid the chaos of wildfires and a pandemic, social-gatherings are being canceled left and right, but not Westridge’s Ring Ceremony, which seniors attended on September 17 via a Zoom call. With coronavirus...

Smoke from the Bobcat fire hangs over the San Gabriel Mountains

Fires Continue to Rage Across Western United States, Raising Questions about White House Administration’s Preparedness

Caroline L. October 11, 2020

Fires continue to burn across the Western United States, making this season the West Coast’s worst fire season in 70 years. The blazes have taken at least 35 lives, destroyed buildings and homes, and...

How to Not Gain Abs in Two Weeks

Eliza W. October 11, 2020

The craze began after having sat in my extremely cushioned chair wrapped in a blanket, despite the 90-degree weather. So far, quarantine had been an endless cycle of moving from TikTok, to Netflix, to...

Jennifer Cutler poses at the beach.

Westridge Welcomes Jennifer Cutler

Sabina P. October 10, 2020

“I always had this idea of California high school campuses looking like college campuses,” Ms. Cutler, new Upper School history teacher explained, “just like the high schools did in all the TV...

Protesters Resist Mandatory Stay-at-Home Orders

Protesters Resist Mandatory Stay-at-Home Orders

Caroline L. and Isabel A. May 15, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles’ Public Health Director, revealed on Tuesday that the county’s stay-at-home order will most likely extend through July. But many were already disregarding quarantine orders long before this announcement.

When STEM is Forced on Girls

Ilena M. April 30, 2020

Growing up in Los Angeles, I’ve been told that girls can do anything they set their minds to, especially STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math, the decided holy grail of intellect and success...

Students and Teachers Have Mixed Feelings Towards Westridge’s New Grading Policy

Students and Teachers Have Mixed Feelings Towards Westridge’s New Grading Policy

Jacqueline Y. April 30, 2020

On April 10, Westridge families received the long-awaited email from Elizabeth McGregor, Head of School, announcing that Westridge will move to a pass/fail grading policy for the second semester of the...

Opinion: Coronavirus Clown: President Trump’s Complete Mishandling of COVID-19

Opinion: Coronavirus Clown: President Trump’s Complete Mishandling of COVID-19

Caroline L. April 30, 2020

Evidence of President Trump’s disastrous response to the COVID-19 outbreak has been steadily mounting over the past few months. Just this past week, on Tuesday, April 28, the U.S. surpassed one million...

In Malibu, beaches often dotted with swimmers are empty.

Photo Essay: Life During Covid-19

Caroline Lopez April 15, 2020
Spyglass recently sent our staffers out to capture images of once-bustling public spaces, grocery stores, and streets that now sit empty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. While there is a certain sadness in observing major gathering spots that now lie vacant, the time to document the effects of this virus and capture places in their pristine, untouched state is now.
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