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Julia Roberts In Review

Julia Roberts In Review

Isabella W. March 12, 2021

While Julia Roberts’ movies have always been widely admired, the extra time in quarantine allowed me to watch almost all of her movies. The way she can easily transform from character to character from...

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Sabina P. February 28, 2021

Set in a futuristic world, Westridge Theater’s newest theater production, “Eden Experiments,” reflects on the unprecedented time of the pandemic and asks larger questions about human behavior and...

Column: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Column: Transgender Day of Remembrance

Gender Affinity January 27, 2021

TRIGGER WARNING: Violence and Transphobia Transgender Day of Remembrance is a day to mourn and memorialize those killed in anti-transgender violence. It is held on the 20th of November, following transgender...

Opinon: Marzipan Memories

Opinon: Marzipan Memories

Isabella W. January 26, 2021

My dad and I usually make candy during Christmas as a part of Danish tradition, but when looking for our usual chocolate and marzipan ingredients, the marzipan was hard to find and much too expensive....

Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Column: The Backstory: 3 Female Pirates Who Swashbuckled Their Way Into History

Ilena M. December 4, 2020

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. The open water, the thrill of danger, the excitement of adventure, the stress-relieving benefits of screaming “AAAARRRRR” when...

My dad forces a photo of us right before the game starts.

Opinion: What the Dodgers Gave to My Dad and Me

Hannah W. December 4, 2020

“WOAH, Corey Seager takes a big swing to Blake Snell’s changeup, adding to his ninth strikeout this evening; the score is still 1 to 0, Rays leading. What a pitcher!” announced Joe Buck, FOX’s...

Meeting in the Middle: When Being Pro-life and a Feminist Intersect

Meeting in the Middle: When Being Pro-life and a Feminist Intersect

Eliza W. December 4, 2020

Destiny Herndon De La Rosa takes a deep breath in. Her voice shifts from its fast and energetic tone to a more slow and careful pace as she recalls attending the Women’s March in 2018. She takes me back...

Opinion: Summer Snapshots

October 12, 2020

Here are some of our favorite looks into the seemingly mundane quarantines of your Spyglass staffers!    

Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members

Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members

October 11, 2020

Although it has been a turbulent year for most, new friendships and connections have been forged during the pandemic. Westridge itself is welcoming the addition of five brand new faculty members whom we...

Dr. Jim Holland (top right), Colleen Hargaden (top left), Zoe Muñoz (bottom left), & Tina Singh (bottom right)

Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

May 15, 2020

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...

Dr. Jim Holland

Westridge Says Goodbye to Dr. Jim Holland

May 15, 2020

After thirteen years at Westridge and a diverse career spanning English teacher, college counselor, academic dean, and assistant head of school at Chadwick School in Palos Verdes and researcher and lecturer...

Westridge Says Goodbye to Colleen Hargaden

Westridge Says Goodbye to Colleen Hargaden

May 15, 2020

After 5 years of both building and teaching the STEAMWork Design program, as well as Middle School Rocketry, Ms. Hargaden is leaving Westridge in order to teach Animation and Media Arts at Windward School.  In...

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