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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Humans of Westridge: Brooklyn P. ’25

Humans of Westridge: Brooklyn P. ’25

Reed D. November 8, 2021
Spyglass' Humans of Westridge series celebrates community through brief spotlights on Westridge students, parents, faculty, and staff.
Lesridge Instagram Account: Both a ‘Meme Account’ and Safe Place for Students

Lesridge Instagram Account: Both a ‘Meme Account’ and Safe Place for Students

Sophene A. November 8, 2021

A private Instagram account named Lesridge, run by Westridge students, currently has 112 followers and 23 posts. The account frequently displays pictures of members of the LGBTQ+ community at Westridge...

Jennifer L. 25 playing tennis

The Youngest of Them All: Freshman on Varsity Sports

Ella B. November 8, 2021

Jordan B. ’25 runs up and strikes the volleyball as hard as she can. Various girls on Flintridge Prep’s team throw themselves on the floor trying to save the ball. Mission accomplished—at least...

AJ Pollock walks off the field after he was the final out of the series

Did the Dodgers Disappoint Again?

Ella B. November 8, 2021

On the night of Saturday, October 23rd, the Atlanta Braves got themselves sweet revenge: a National League Championship, a trip to the World Series, and a playoff series win against the Dodgers. The...

Ian Tatum, Director of Equity (left), and Tamara Shahar Jaffe, Dean of Lower and Middle School Student Voices (right)

New Hires Ian Tatum and Tamara Jaffe Further Westridge’s Commitment to DEI

Hannya K. November 8, 2021

Advocating for and creating change—whether for society, yourself, or a handful of individuals—is in no way an easy task. How does anyone committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) find...

A rally against critical race theory being taught in schools in Virginia on June 12.

Critical Race Theory Meets Opposition In State Legislation

Sophene A. November 8, 2021

The battle lines of critical race theory in schools have been drawn in the last months as states with no laws restricting critical race theory (CRT), such as California, New Mexico, and New York, begin...

The quotation in the bathroom at the beginning of the year.

Lower School Bathroom Remodel Faces Criticism for Gender Exclusive Design

Sophene A. November 8, 2021

When you step foot into the first floor Ranney House girls’ bathroom, a quotation written in black, cursive letters written on the light-yellow wall greets you: “The perfect combination of princess...

Westridge Updates Schedule, Adding Extended Passing Periods and Shortening Lunches

Westridge Updates Schedule, Adding Extended Passing Periods and Shortening Lunches

Gia S. November 7, 2021

  Although the Upper School schedule had undergone changes in the past year to accommodate for the later start time at 8:40 a.m, Westridge recently revised the schedule, extending each passing...

Humans of Westridge

November 7, 2021

Spyglass' Humans of Westridge series celebrates community through brief spotlights on Westridge students, parents, faculty, and staff.

What Your Favorite Candy Says About You

What Your Favorite Candy Says About You

Katie S. October 31, 2021

Kit Kat - You like cats. Gummy bears - You are very lonely. You don’t see these colored bears as candy, they are your friends. You name them Wilhelm, Chester, and Floyd. Starbursts - You’re a...

Etc.: Halloween Edition

Spyglass Staff October 31, 2021

Celebrate Spooky Season with sweet and silly stories from Spyglass.

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