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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Along with attending actual therapy, my mom seemed to be ordering a new “battle your perfectionism” book each day like: Let go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. I even got a manual of sorts, A Practical Guide to Managing ‘Never Good Enough.’

Who am I Without Perfectionism? Learning to Stand Up to My Obsessive Thoughts

Eliza W., Writing Editor November 8, 2021

At the end of ninth grade, when I was reviewing the course catalog to choose my classes for next year, I was immediately attracted to classes denoted as honors. AP classes were even more appealing.The...

“It’s Just a Toxic Place to Be”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Studies Confirming Instagram’s Harmful Effect on Teens’ Body Image

“It’s Just a Toxic Place to Be”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Studies Confirming Instagram’s Harmful Effect on Teens’ Body Image

Daria H. and Sophene A. November 8, 2021

On October 5, Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistle-blower, testified to Congress, in which she provided information regarding the social media giant’s negative impacts on society and democracy. Haugen,...

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Katie S., Staffer November 8, 2021

As of this publishing, we are exactly two weeks away from Thanksgiving Break. I think I speak for most students and teachers when I say that a one-week break from school is very welcome. Although we’ve...

After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) volleyball referees were barred from returning to Westridge.

Two Referees Barred From Returning to Westridge for Inappropriate Conduct at Volleyball Home Game

Katie S. and Florence J. November 8, 2021

After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) volleyball referees were barred from returning to Westridge....

The varsity bench watches their team play

Dig Pink! Westridge Hosts 4th Annual Volleyball Game

Ella B. October 19, 2021

Pink shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, socks, hair ties, and shoes could be seen across campus on October 8, 2021. The day is “Dig Pink,” a volleyball game dedicated to breast cancer awareness that holds...

Those who are against the COVID-19 vaccine protest. (The Independent)

“It is my choice. It’s not a law”: Students Weigh in on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Sophene A., Staffer October 3, 2021

On August 10, Westridge Head of School Elizabeth McGregor sent a school-wide email with important back-to-school information. Alongside the information regarding weekly PCR testing and masks were details...

Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. 24

Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. ’24

Ilena M., Managing Editor October 3, 2021
Spyglass' Humans of Westridge series celebrates community through brief spotlights on Westridge students, parents, faculty, and staff.

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Katie S., Editor In Chief October 3, 2021

Welcome to a new year of Spyglass. We are excited to be back! This new school year comes with a lot of change—we have returned to campus, and all of us are trying to reacclimate to in-person learning...

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