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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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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Westridges Varsity Soccer team stands outside of In-N-Out, while wearing their hats.

Win or Lose, Westridge Sports Make Memories at Traditional ‘In-N-Out Games’

Ella B. February 12, 2024

Wearing their In-N-Out hats, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors come together to rehearse singing “Feliz Cumpleaños” outside. They are practicing their singing so they can play a lighthearted...

Lower School students perform an annual Westridge traditional dragon dance.

Lunar New Year – Westridge Celebrates The Year of the Dragon

Ella B. and Mirella C. February 12, 2024

On Wednesday, February 7, Westridge students decked out in red from head-to-toe celebrated the Lunar New Year through performances, food, and music. During the morning band, students and faculty from both...

Me and Editor Valentina V. 26 making tote bags to sell for the upcoming Student Press Freedom Day.

The Importance of Journalism: All Day, Every Day

Ella B. February 12, 2024

A couple weeks ago, as I procrastinated doing my homework by scrolling on X, I saw the unsettling news that the Los Angeles Times, a news source unmatched in their coverage of the Los Angeles happenings,...

Girls Just Want to Play Sports is a column highlight women athletes.

Girls Just Wanna Play Sports: National Girls and Women in Sports Day Reminds Us of Our Accomplishments and Shortcomings

Ella B. February 12, 2024

On February 7, my social media feeds were flooded with posts celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). As I looked back on our amazing accomplishments in sports over the past decades,...

A stack of gifts.

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List?

Jessica S. December 11, 2023

With Christmas coming up in only two Mondays, it’s essential to finalize your Christmas wish list. December 25 may be quickly approaching, but don’t worry, I’ve got 10 gift or wish list ideas just...

Top 5 Christmas Movies To Watch for the Holidays

Top 5 Christmas Movies To Watch for the Holidays

Alexis E. December 11, 2023

Get into the festive spirit with these top five Christmas movies to put you in the holiday spirit. From heartwarming classics to charming animated tales, these films will bring joy and entertainment to...

Yam Festival 2023

Yam Festival 2023

Lilah R. December 11, 2023

Spyglass staffers and faculty chaperones pose on Westridge stairs before departing for Boston.

Spy Us in Boston!: Spyglass Visits Boston for Journalism Convention

Kristin C. and Tekle S-J November 13, 2023

From November 1 to November 4, eight Spyglass staffers visited Boston for the annual JEA/NSPA Fall National High School Journalism Convention. After arriving in Boston just before midnight on November...

I run with the ball as I try to escape Rosemead defenders. We beat Rosemead High School 26-6.

Opinion: I Found Fun in Flag Football

Ella B. November 13, 2023

“Motion,” yells the quarterback behind me. I catapult a football between my legs and take off on a straight route ahead. The quarterback locks eyes with me, slings her arm back, and hurls a football...

In this article, I express my frustration over the 11th grade Discovery Week in 2024.

Opinion: Want Me to Pay $2500 for Discovery Week? At Least Give Me a Say.

Ella B. November 13, 2023

On Monday, November 6, my Human Development class began our 70-minute session as usual—venting about recent stress and frustrations. Normally, we would talk about upcoming tests and quizzes and how tired...

Jennifer L. 25 hits the ball back in a tennis match. This year, Jennifer won the Prep League Singles title and was crowned Singles MVP.

Two Juniors Win Championships: A Fall Sports Round-Up

Ella B. November 13, 2023

This fall sports season was filled with rarities from the inaugural season of CIF-sanctioned sports to two different individual athlete championships. Although not every team walked away with many wins,...

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