Weighing the Functionality of Teams Versus Zoom for Westridge’s Remote Learning Platform

Weighing the Functionality of Teams Versus Zoom for Westridge’s Remote Learning Platform

Katie S. and Jessica W. January 27, 2021
When quarantine began in the spring, Westridge’s Academic Team had to scramble to find an online platform for remote learning. Eventually, the decision boiled down to two choices: Microsoft Teams or Zoom.
Instagram app. Between 46% and 51% of adults have been using social media more since quarantine began, according to a Harris Insights and Analytics poll.

Opinion: What Quarantine Taught Me About Social Media

Katie S., Writing Editor January 14, 2021
What one staffer learned from giving up social media over quarantine.
The maintenance staff. (Felicia Johnson)

Westridge’s Maintenance Staff Prepares Campus for Students’ Return

Katie S., Writing Editor November 21, 2020

Every other morning at 6 am, Elias Aguilar arrives at Westridge for work. He is met with a near-empty parking lot and a ghostly quiet campus. Aguilar is a Maintenance Technician, and his job includes keeping...

Microsoft Teams app loading screen.

Microsoft Teams Video Presence Raises Questions of Privacy and Distraction

Katie S., Writing Editor November 2, 2020

When students and teachers join their online classes each morning, they are greeted by a mosaic of faces and backgrounds. Microsoft Team’s video feature helps foster discussion and connection, yet questions...

Fireboy and Watergirl: My Favorite Pandemic Pastime

Katie S. October 10, 2020

Click. clack. Our fingers lunge at the computer keys. Our eyes dart around the screen. Quick decisions and strategies are necessary here. We’ve been at this level for a while now, and this time seems...

Ms. Stevenson (left) and Ms. Yurcak (right) discuss their favorite books.

Taking A Look Inside Westridge’s Offices

Katie S. February 18, 2020

  Westridge’s faculty has many one-of-a-kind traditions and unique characteristics that are often kept unseen behind their office doors. Spyglass explored what each office community is like and...

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