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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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Freedom Trip

Freedom Trip

Kimberly C. May 17, 2021

Audrey Huang sits on an armchair, legs crossed, her fingers intertwined over one knee. She shares her disapproval of my posture and sternly tells me "Sit straight, Kimberly." As she delicately pushes her...

Journey to Freedom

Journey to Freedom

Luciana P. May 17, 2021

My grandma’s face pops up on my phone screen and I see her sit up a little straighter when she sees me. I assume she must have been scrolling on Facebook or watching Paris by Night, a Vietnamese musical...

A Risk for Change

A Risk for Change

Arden R. May 17, 2021

She sat from the couch across from me. I hadn’t seen her in ages. Both of us grinned as we shifted into the cushions. Wendy had been my babysitter ever since I was 6 months old. She’s seen me grow...

In-person history class

“Going to school…gives me a chance to wear my clothes.” Upper School Reflects on Return to Campus

Daria H. and Lucia P. May 16, 2021

After spending over a year online, Westridge Upper Schoolers finally returned to campus. Although some students have returned to campus for SEL activities and sports conditioning, others haven’t seen...

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

Daria H. and Julia W. April 12, 2021

On March 13, 2020, Westridge closed its doors after a coronavirus case was diagnosed in Los Angeles. Most members of the community believed that everything would go back to normal after spring break, but...

Reflections on Coming of Age as a Reader

Reflections on Coming of Age as a Reader

Daria H. March 1, 2021

When I was younger, I was obsessed with romantic young adult novels. I loved reading about the forbidden love stories, the romantic getaways, and the decisions to abandon everything to be with one’s...

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Signals Hope for the Future

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Signals Hope for the Future

Daria H., Staff Writer January 21, 2021

On Wednesday January 20, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. This inauguration signaled new hope and relief for many in the Westridge community.  “I’m feeling...

Advanced Dance poses for the camera. Dance classes are being held entirely online this year.

Athletics During Covid-19

Daria H. and Lucia P. December 16, 2020
At the start of the 2020 school year, Westridge athletics, like everything else, moved online. Now, in December, as Covid cases rise and new stay-at-home orders are put in place, going back to in-person training seems a lot farther away than it used to be. Despite the circumstances, Westridge coaches have been working to make sure that online athletics is close to the real thing and gives students a chance to train, stay healthy, and stay connected to their community during this turbulent time.
Fall Festival Poster Art by Adeline K. 24

Fall Festival: Westridge Theatre Goes Online

Daria H., Staff Writer November 12, 2020

A typical theatre production at Westridge starts with eager family and friends bustling around to find their seats in the PAC before the stage grows dark. Ushers pass out programs at the door, and...

History on the Walls: A Summer Quarantine Project

History on the Walls: A Summer Quarantine Project

Daria H., Staff Writer October 11, 2020

When my dad first came up with the idea to wallpaper our hallway with the front pages of the New York Times, I rolled my eyes. But then, the Summer of Covid came around. As much as I wish I could say I...

Westridge Welcomes Michelle Amos

Westridge Welcomes Michelle Amos

Daria H., Staff Writer October 11, 2020

After eight years of knocking on Westridge’s door, Michelle Amos finally secured her place as the new Upper School chemistry teacher. Mrs. Amos had been known to use chocolate cake to teach ecological...

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