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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Lola B., Lucy J., Arden R., Reema R. in The Pimple

Westridge Theatre Returns to In-person Performances with the Fall Production of The Continuum Tales

Lilah R. December 6, 2021

After almost two years, in-person theatre productions have resumed, subject to Covid safety protocols. The theatre department is no stranger to pivoting to meet Covid safety protocols. Last year, the production...

James Evans

What’s That British Guy Doing On Campus?

Ilena M. October 4, 2021

Mr. James Evans is perfectly happy to be known as “That British Guy” on campus. Just don’t call him “That English Guy”—despite his partially American ancestry and upper-crust accent, he...

The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature

The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature

Ilena M. October 4, 2021
The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!
Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments

Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments

Nitya C. and Ilena M. May 21, 2021

Assessments, a necessary evil in both students’ and teachers’ lives, must continue during remote learning. Traditionally, teachers use tests to assess students’ understanding of the material and...

The Backstory: How Monopoly Helped Prisoners of War Get Out of Jail Free

The Backstory: How Monopoly Helped Prisoners of War Get Out of Jail Free

Ilena M. May 16, 2021

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. While WWII raged across the continent and infiltrating Allied forces fell hostage behind Nazi lines, British spies gathered in...

Westridge students gather for a Tiger Week class. Even when used recreationally, videoconferencing is often still mentally draining.

The Ups and Downs of Zoom Culture

Ilena M. April 12, 2021
With its pros, cons, and 150 millisecond time lag, the adaptation to Zoom life is shaping an entirely new culture of human interaction. 
The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didnt Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didn’t Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

Ilena M. February 28, 2021
It's time to grab our bottomless boxes of chocolate and celebrate some historical couples who didn't go on dates in graveyards, hang out with Nazis, or behead their spouses.
My mom, brother, and I standing outside of Philz last May

Opinion: Why I Love Philz Coffee + Five Drinks to Order

Reed D. February 15, 2021
It was love at first sip and it's been a fairytale romance ever since.
The Abraham Lincoln

Alternative Ways to Wear Masks: A Photo Essay

Ilena M. January 29, 2021
It’s no surprise so many Americans are refusing to keep on their masks -- there are just so many great ways to wear them, other than over your mouth and nose. These eight alternative fashions are oh-so-stylish, you’ll be tempted to break CDC guidelines in no time!
Mia G. ‘25 standing in front of piles of donated breakfast cereal

All-School Food Drive Triumphs Against All Odds

Reed D. January 19, 2021

Despite the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Westridge community rallied to support the recent all-school food drive. In fact, Ms. St. John, the Westridge Service-Learning Coordinator,...

Keep these handy tips at the ready for your next TEAMS call.

Five Not-Depressing Ways To React When A Teacher Asks, “How Are You?”

Emerson L. December 9, 2020

Approximately thrice a day some hapless, well-meaning adult tries to make a polite inquiry about the general mood of a classroom. Without fail, all of you turn it into a self-perpetuating sadness bonanza...

In Online School, Mental Health is Hurting: How Do We Move Forward?

In Online School, Mental Health is Hurting: How Do We Move Forward?

Ilena M. December 8, 2020
There is an unforeseen, quiet emergency infiltrating (virtual) classrooms across the globe. While families struggle to piece together a sense of routine and normalcy seven months into the coronavirus pandemic, teen anxiety, depression, and stress levels continue to skyrocket.
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