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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8th grade students working at their desks in study hall.

New Study Hall Rules Aim to Promote Productivity

Rebecca L. November 7, 2022

New rules have been added to the middle school study hall with the goal of training students how to study and manage their time effectively. The rules are a departure from how study hall has been run in...

Scenes from the last All School Day Westridge hosted. The theme was carnival.

BREAKING: Coker Confirms All School Day’s Return for 2023

Daria H. November 7, 2022

Spyglass met with Brittany Coker, Dean of Upper School Activities, to discuss the return of All School Day (ASD) and what it will look like for students this year as well as the reason for its cancellation...

Groups three and four wait for the ropes course.

Three Day Diary of the 6th Grade Trip to Pali Mountain

Olivia M. and Amelia W. November 7, 2022

At the end of September, sixth grade students embarked on an overnight trip to Pali Mountain. For many eager and nervous students, it would be a new experience.   Day 1 As the students boarded the...

The Backstory: Hershey’s Happy Accidents & Flavorful Failures

The Backstory: Hershey’s Happy Accidents & Flavorful Failures

Ilena M. November 7, 2022

Any self-respecting American should still be reeling from a post-Halloween candy coma. Much of Halloween's joy—and pain—can be credited to Milton Hershey, who's known far and wide for sweetening American...

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” was a Sweet Nothing 

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” was a Sweet Nothing 

Mirella C. November 7, 2022

11-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift first announced her 2022 album titled Midnights last August, resurrecting Swifties worldwide after a two-year dry spell. Swift coined the album as “the stories of 13...

The current Latine Affinity mural located outside of the library.

Latine Affinity Plans to Repaint and Restore 1995 Mural

Gia S. November 7, 2022

By the end of the 2022-2023 school year, the Latine Affinity hopes to repaint a mural painted by Westridge alumna and previous Latine Head Vanessa Delgado ’95 and Xochitl V. Cruz Gonzalez ’95. At...

The 28 finalist candidates for Pasadenas Royal Court in front of the Tournament House.

Three Westridge Seniors and One Alumna Selected as Finalists for Pasadena’s Royal Court

Hailey T. November 7, 2022

On the morning of Tuesday, September 27, the 28 finalist candidates for Pasadena's Royal Court lined the front steps of the Tournament House for a group photo before embarking on their final round of interviews....

Ms. Emma Hoo, Westridges Lower and Middle School Assistant, poses in front of Madeline Court in a vibrant green jumper.

Humans of Westridge: Assistant to Lower and Middle School Emma Ho’o

Ella B. November 7, 2022

Emma Ho’o is an interracial adoptee, a lover of Anthony Bourdain, and Westridge’s Lower and Middle School Assistant. Born in Peru, she was adopted as an infant by a white British woman and a Chinese-American....

Senior Year Without a Car: The Ultimate License to Loneliness

Senior Year Without a Car: The Ultimate License to Loneliness

Hailey T. November 7, 2022

Fun fact: I don’t own a car. Feel bad, yet? I know this doesn’t sound like much, but before you turn your attention away from my predicament, let me offer you my point of contention: I’m lonely....

Burritos and Tradition Persist at Senior Breakfast

Burritos and Tradition Persist at Senior Breakfast

Sylvie S.-J. November 7, 2022

It’s 7:50 am and I’m standing in the Community Room that looks as though it had been decorated by Tinker Bell on her fifth cup of coffee. Ivy winds around conference room chandeliers, twinkling lights...

The Finalsite vs. Canvas Debate

The Finalsite vs. Canvas Debate

Mckenna D. November 7, 2022

Newscaster: Hello, and welcome to CPN, Cable Politics Network! *Studio applause* As you know, tonight is the long-awaiting Finalsite vs. Canvas debate. How are you two doing? Canvas: Good, thank...

Applying to College Means Confronting my Future

Applying to College Means Confronting my Future

Daria H. October 3, 2022

Usually on my way to classes, my friends and I engage in the usual conversation: ranting about the newest teacher drama or stressing over homework and projects. But, the later I go into my high school...

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