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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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Westridge's DEI Efforts Part 3: Moving Forward

Westridge’s DEI Efforts Part 3: Moving Forward

Katie S. May 24, 2021
7 students and faculty shared their thoughts for moving forward with Westridge’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts.
Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List

Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List

Sophene A. May 17, 2021

After a long, exhausting day of school and another three hours of homework, I curl up on my bed and wrap blankets around me like I am a burrito, ready to settle down and relax before going to sleep. As...

Representative David Cicilline advocating for the Equality Act.

House Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights

Sophene A. May 17, 2021

On February 25, 2021, the House passed the Equality Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation or sexual identity that is applicable in employment, education, jury service,...

A torchlight march in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to mark the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

An Unrecognized Genocide is a Repeated Genocide

Sophene A. May 17, 2021

Two years ago, I, along with countless other Armenians, stood in front of Congressman Adam Schiff. As he walked onto the stage, the crowd immediately became silent, but we continued to keep our flags raised,...

Pandemic Fatigue and the New Struggle to Socialize

Pandemic Fatigue and the New Struggle to Socialize

Kealani P., Kristin C. May 17, 2021

Have you been struggling to socialize with classmates? With teachers? Do online social interactions feel less rewarding and motivating than in-person ones? If so, you’re not alone. You might be experiencing...

Middle School Immigrant Profiles

Middle School Immigrant Profiles

May 17, 2021
Eighth Grade students interviewed and then wrote a profile about a friend or relative who immigrated to America. These profiles provide readers with a new perspective on the concept of immigration.
Ann Jarvis

5 ‘Mom’umental Facts About Mother’s Day

Katie X. May 17, 2021

With Mother’s Day just passing, people all around the world have spent their fair share of time showing their gratitude towards their mothers. Below is some background information and fun facts about...

Juanita working on the wheel in the Ceramics Studio.

Celebrating Juanita’s 50 years at Westridge

Sabina P. May 16, 2021

“What was so fitting was when she came through the door, she walked up to me like she had known me forever,” recalled Ms. Lorri Deyer, Upper School History and Ceramics teacher, remembering when she...

Click Here for May Editor’s Note…

Katie S. May 16, 2021

On April 20, our Spyglass staff met up for H block class, originally planning to do a fact-checking activity. But plans changed once we realized that Derek Chauvin’s verdicts for the murder of George...

Part of the November 2020 DEI and Anti-Racism update. It starts with a letter from Elizabeth McGregor, Head of School.

Westridge’s DEI Efforts Part 2: How Involved are Students in the DEI Process?

Katie S. May 15, 2021

A large part of the DEI effort involves student input — receiving student feedback, checking in with students’ sense of belonging, and having ongoing conversations with students about changes they...

Phoebe Bridgers' Punisher Album Cover. (Wikipedia)

Review: The Relatable Meaning Behind “Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers

Atalanta C-B May 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers fills her album Punisher, a Grammy nominee for Best Alternative Music Album that lost to Fiona Apple’s album Fetch the Bolt Cutters, with beautifully emotional and melancholy songs....

Some of Westridge’s parent ambassadors with whom prospective families can connect.

Westridge’s DEI Efforts Part 1: Increasing Student Body Representation

Katie S. May 10, 2021
DEI initiatives and efforts to increase student diversity are not new to Westridge’s admission process. “There are some strategies we have expanded upon and some newer initiatives that are underway to spread the word about Westridge to families that may not hear about us through traditional marketing and outreach efforts,” explained Margaret Shoemaker, Director of Admission.
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