Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars Rover Lands Close to Home

Sophia H., Managing Editor March 12, 2021

On February 18, 2021, Westridge watched as the Mars rover Perseverance touched down safely at Jerezo Crater, marking an incredible win for space travel and, more intimately, for members of the Westridge...

Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants

Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants

Sophia H., Managing Editor January 28, 2021
For anyone who is feeling tired of meal prepping and wants to support businesses around the Los Angeles area, here are a list of favorite take out places for each of your hankerings.
Sandra Cisneros calling in from San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.

Sandra Cisneros Zoom Call Uplifts Westridge Community

Sophia H. January 18, 2021

On January 6th, award-winning author and poet, Sandra Cisneros, graced the Westridge community from her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico with a heartwarming and timely reminder of the importance of...

Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden at one of his campaign rallies on March 9.

Kamala Harris’s Nomination Is Met With Both Excitement And Hesitation

Katie S. and Mckenna D. October 12, 2020

With the election right around the corner, Westridge’s students and faculty share their opinions about Kamala Harris and her historic nomination as the first woman of color running for vice president...

Art by Maya L. '22

@BlackatWestridge: Key Next Step In Westridge’s Efforts To Diversify

Sophia H. October 11, 2020

With 1,200 followers and posts averaging 200 to 300 likes, the @Blackatwestridge_ Instagram page presents a key next step in the Westridge community’s efforts to diversify.  @BlackatWestridge,...

The senior class photo.

Senior Year During a Pandemic

Emily S. May 15, 2020

May marks the start of a month full of senior activities ranging from Chalk Day to Vespers. While none of these events may take place in person anymore, virtual equivalents for each event are in the works....

Maya L.

Finding Connection Through Music During the Pandemic

Sophia H. May 15, 2020

On Mother’s Day, a particularly hot afternoon, I approached my mom’s house clutching my Hanez guitar to my chest and, sweating through my shirt, knocked on the door.  The garage opened and my mom...

Column: Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability

Column: Green Gastronomy: Coronavirus Sustainability

Mirelle L. May 15, 2020

Since stay at home orders have continued to spread, we have seen a reduction in car travel, plane travel, and even industrial production, as well as a reduction in ecosystem disturbance now that many parks...

Interview With Dr. Carruthers: Mental Health During Quarantine

Interview With Dr. Carruthers: Mental Health During Quarantine

Sophia H. May 8, 2020

Sophia H. '21 interviewed Dr. Carruthers, Westridge's Director of Counseling and Student Support, about mental health during quarantine, helping to answer any questions you might have such as how teenagers...

Quarantine Staff Picks

Sophia H. May 8, 2020

Westridge students are all experiencing quarantine differently. Some of us are trying to make vegan pie crust, others are discovering classic rock, and many are finally watching Tiger King. If you’re...

Elisa D.

Keeping Faith Alive During COVID-19

Hannah W. and Hailey T. May 8, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with numerous difficulties and challenges, such as the cancellation of schools and strict stay-at-home orders. Religious communities have also had to adapt...

Jennifer Golub-Marcus, Upper School History Teacher, uses her blackboard to schedule her son Ben's days during quarantine.

With Kids Home, Teachers Balance the Double Workload

Sophia H. May 1, 2020

As the lines between home life and school blur, students are catching small glimpses into their teacher’s lives over Microsoft Teams. Many have watched cats climb over laptops and kids ask for help with...

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