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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Crying in H Mart: A Conversation about my own Asian Identity

Crying in H Mart: A Conversation about my own Asian Identity

Hailey Tsuchiya May 31, 2022

What do you do when you look more Asian than you feel? Are you supposed to defend yourself against relatives bickering about how you’re not Asian enough? Or are you supposed to take up some culturally...

Senior Amelia H. drinks a glass sparkling cider at Chalk Day while sporting her college sweatshirt.

Chalk Day 2022: Westridge Seniors Celebrate Their College Futures

Ella B. May 31, 2022
The event started off as seniors slowly made their way to the courtyard, grabbing their stencils and choosing their chalk. Marcie Robinson, college counselor...
Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

May 31, 2022

This year, Spyglass is sad to see many of our Westridge faculty and staff members leave our community. While some are retiring and others are pursuing other opportunities, we wish all of them the best...

Thursday Detention’s website home page.

Why Be Factual When You Can Be Funny? Westridge’s Thursday Detention, a Different Kind of Publication

Lilah R. May 31, 2022

Combine a need to pass time during quarantine with an affinity for satirical news.  What do you get? A new Westridge favorite: the online spoof newspaper known as Thursday Detention. The current writers,...

“It’s time”: Kendis Heffley Retires after 10 Years at Westridge

“It’s time”: Kendis Heffley Retires after 10 Years at Westridge

Daria H. May 31, 2022

After 10 years at Westridge working as Chief Finance and Operations Officer, a job which includes a plethora of responsibilities including anything from finances and human resources to dining services...

Art and Architecture: students eating lunch at the Hammer Museum in West LA.

First In-Person Tiger Week at Westridge

Cindy C. May 31, 2022

Westridge Upper School held its first in-person Tiger Week from March 21 to 24. Tiger Week is a week of experiential, workshop-based learning opportunities created last year as an alternative for Interim...

Fun with fruit trees in Mr. Libicki’s B-Block Algebra II class.

Westridge Says Goodbye to Mr. Libicki

Ilena M. May 31, 2022

Nineteen years ago, Mr. Eric Libicki, then teaching at Occidental College, came to Westridge to teach a demo geometry class. He considered the lesson, about circles, which he explained by using sugar cookies...

Westridge Says Goodbye to Ms. Brownridge

Westridge Says Goodbye to Ms. Brownridge

Mckenna D. May 31, 2022

Ms. Linda Brownridge, who has taught at Westridge as a Middle and Upper School Art Teacher for twenty-seven years, is leaving the school. She is thinking about pursuing social justice in the criminal...

My Covert Islamic Identity at Westridge

My Covert Islamic Identity at Westridge

Hannya Kandil May 31, 2022

Two months ago, Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for Muslims, ended. I have so many beloved memories of how my family has celebrated Ramadan—reunions in Cairo, lanterns lit around the house, the...

Click Here for May’s Editor’s Note!

Ilena M. May 31, 2022

Last August, as the newly minted Managing Editor of Spyglass, I met my Editor-in-Chief, Katie S., and our faculty adviser, Masami Hansen, at a South Pasadena Starbucks to brainstorm some big goals for...

Pictured: Anna Bondoc

Farewell to Ms. Bondoc

Lucia P. May 31, 2022

After two years of teaching English in Westridge’s Upper and Lower Schools, Anna Bondoc is leaving Westridge to further pursue her art and investigate ways to help students prioritize and manage...

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