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Jacqueline Y. February 9, 2021

While some might think Thanksgiving or Christmas — the usual year-end holiday season — is over, I believe that the month of February is filled with celebrations. Black History Month, Lunar New Year,...

Opinion: A Family Divided

Opinion: A Family Divided

Sophene A. February 3, 2021

Every year, on my birthday, my grandmother and I make one of my favorite dishes, dolmas. Dolmas are a traditional Armenian dish of ground meat wrapped in grape leaves. When I was little, I could only watch...

Opinion: Why Students Should Write More Personal Narratives

Opinion: Why Students Should Write More Personal Narratives

Jacqueline Y. February 1, 2021

As I revised my personal statement college essay for the ninth time, I grumbled in frustration. I had spent the past month editing, rewriting, and brainstorming topics that would hopefully let colleges...

Column: Green Gastronomy: Muddy Paw Coffee

Column: Green Gastronomy: Muddy Paw Coffee

Mirelle L. February 1, 2021

Muddy Paw Coffee 3320 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 4610 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041   Rating: Waste – 5/5 Disposables – 3.5/5 Compliance – 5/5 Food...

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Review: WandaVision Introduces a New Age of Marvel and Disney Storytelling

Nitya C. February 1, 2021

WandaVision, the much-anticipated Marvel series, was released on Disney+ on January 15, 2021. Marvel fandom groups and viewers all over the world surveyed their screens eagerly, waiting for the moment...

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Jacqueline Y. January 15, 2021

With 2021 officially here, I’d like to welcome everyone to a happy back to school! Winter Break felt like a blur. Personally, I spent my two weeks binge-watching The Queen’s Gambit on Netflix, baking...

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Jacqueline Y. December 16, 2020

As winter break approaches and the weather starts to get colder, Spyglass continues to report on current events. This year, the season looks a bit different. Many families — including mine —  will...

Opinion: Burnt Leaves, Strong Roots

Opinion: Burnt Leaves, Strong Roots

Natalie M. and Sophene A. December 4, 2020
Every Armenian child in the world grows up hearing about the Armenian Genocide, the period from 1914 to 1917 when over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire.

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Jacqueline Y. November 6, 2020

It is the first quarter of the school year, and as everyone is preparing for the holidays, Spyglass is gearing up to publish more and more articles. This month is full of events, ranging from Thanksgiving...

UC San Diego is among one of the nine UC schools that have shifted their standardized testing policy.

The UC’s Just Announced Their Test-Blind Policy, Causing Some to Rethink the Application Process

Jacqueline Y. November 2, 2020
“I’m mad,” expressed Charlotte Z. ’22, shocked by the University of California Regents’s announcement on May 21, 2020 to move to a test-optional policy within the next two years. Like thousands of students across the country, Charlotte spent the past summer taking a 10-week SAT prep class that met for four hours per day, Monday through Friday. “I’m mad, but I understand and get why they would make this decision.”
Sarah Simon with Butter!

Westridge Welcomes Sarah Simon

Lauren C. October 11, 2020

When I first spoke with Sarah Simon, the new Human Development Coordinator, I was surprised by the amount of energy she expressed. She used excited gestures, and her eyes lit up whenever I asked a question....

LuciDesignsCo’s Instagram, where she advertises some of her products.

Eighth Grader Promotes Voting With Small Startup

Sophene A. October 11, 2020
Bored during quarantine? Luciana P. ‘25, an 8th-grader at Westridge, decided to do something about her boredom and started a project that would not only occupy her time, but also include her favorite hobbies: art and design. Luciana decided to create her own Etsy store, LuciDesignsCo, to sell products of her own design, such as phone cases, sweatshirts, t-shirts, pencil cases, and notebooks.
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