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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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May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and One Survivor Shares Her Story

Nitya C. May 17, 2021

Before I start, I begin with gratitude for those who hold a space for me to share my story. So, here it goes: I’m Nitya Chawla, and I’m proud to say that I am a three-time brain tumor (craniopharyngioma)...

Review: The ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Trilogy Lacks Dimension and Personality

Review: The ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Trilogy Lacks Dimension and Personality

Hailey T. April 12, 2021

  Netflix has gained a reputation for being notoriously bad at producing its own romantic comedy films. Although they have beautiful and wildly successful titles in their back pocket, like Marriage...

New Legislation Challenges Abortion Rights

New Legislation Challenges Abortion Rights

Sophene A. March 1, 2021

    New abortion legislation in South Carolina challenges current abortion rights, changing national abortion legislation for decades to come. On Thursday, February 18, pro-lifers were...

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New Zealand Works to Reduce Period Poverty: What Does It Mean for Other Countries?

Sophene A. March 1, 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand meeting with period poverty campaigners to discuss their plan to provide free sanitary products to students.   On February 17, New Zealand joined...

Fanfictions to Help You Cope with Valentine's Day Loneliness

Fanfictions to Help You Cope with Valentine’s Day Loneliness

Jessica W. and Hailey T. March 1, 2021

Dedicated to the lovers, dreamers, and those who use Wattpad as a form of therapy.   For those who aren’t quite ready to grow up… Featuring the iconic duo of our childhoods—Tim and Moby—and...

Some Appropriately Professional, Non-Invasive Valentines For Teachers

Some Appropriately Professional, Non-Invasive Valentines For Teachers

Ilena M. March 1, 2021

Dear Teachers,  Sometimes, when we have conversations, I feel awkward asking “how are you?” for fear that it’s too invasive a question — or worse, that you’ll actually confide in me about...

Ten Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy for Yourself This Year

Ten Valentine’s Day Gifts to Buy for Yourself This Year

Isabella W. and Nitya C. March 1, 2021

Feel like you're missing out on the classic cheesy fruit baskets? Gift one to yourself!   Credit: Amazon Loafers: for when you just need those carbs to drown out your sadness.   Credit:...

Pickup Lines

Sophia H. and Brittany A. March 1, 2021

Single for Valentine's Day? Here are some cringy pick-up lines that will guarantee you will stay single : )   1. Can I speak to your manager? Because I can’t stop Karen about you. 2. I...

Valentine’s Ratings for Stuff

Olivia W. and Grace W. March 1, 2021

(1 is worst and 10 is best) 10 - sleeping with your head in the pillow laying on your bed with a bowl of hot Cheetos in your old pj’s(which definitely have Minnie mouse on them)   9 - watching...

One Word Valentine’s Day Opinions

Julia W. and Hannah W. March 1, 2021
As Valentine’s Day approaches, much excitement arises to celebrate their romantic...

Suggested Artisanal Ice Cream Flavors for Valentines Day

Ilena M. March 1, 2021

Feelin’ Blue Everything to fit the mood: Cotton candy. Blueberries. A ton of artificial coloring. The tears of our employees who voluntarily worked overtime on Valentine’s Day — then regretted...

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