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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Athletics

Varsity Golf poses for a photo after they were crowned league champions for the fourth straight season.

Golf Wins 4th Prep League Title in As Many Years: A Fall Sports Round-up

Ella B. November 7, 2022

In past years, the fall sports season has been incredibly successful for Westridge. While not nearly as successful as last year, where all teams advanced to CIF-SS playoffs in some capacity, this season...

Star golfer Julia W. 24 and coach Ryan Miranda high-five during Westridges match against Buckley School.

4 Seasons Undefeated: What’s the Key to Varsity Golf’s Success?

Ella B. November 7, 2022

For the past four seasons, Westridge’s varsity golf team has yet to be defeated. While in years prior, the team has had some close matchups, no opponent this year came within 24 strokes of them. They...

Freshman Micaela R. smiles after the Frosh volleyball team wins their first set of the year against Chadwick School.

A Question for Each Fall Sports Team As the Season Ramps Up

Ella B. October 3, 2022

As the school year begins, athletes once again pick up tennis rackets, tie their shoelaces to run around the Rose Bowl, and grab their golf clubs. Westridge’s fall sports teams are without a doubt the...

Team MVP Aliena S. 25 swims backstroke at this years CIF-SS Swimming Consolation Finals.

Spring Sports: A Round-up

Ella B. May 30, 2022

  Fall sports, winter, and most recently spring: Westridge athletics have swung full circle. This spring, Westridge saw four different teams competing: Varsity Track and Field, Varsity Lacrosse,...

Westridge Athletes Prevail Despite Feeling a Lack Of Recognition

Westridge Athletes Prevail Despite Feeling a Lack Of Recognition

Sarah L. and Eliza W. March 21, 2022

In a 2021-2022 equestrian show, Westridge freshman Rosemary B. won first place in a dressage competition. The varsity golf team hasn’t lost a prep league game since 2019 and in October won the title...

Westridge freshman and JV players (from left to right) Sofia K., Lilah R., Holly N., and Lindsay C. walk off the field after they defeated Polytechnic School 4-1. They ended the season undefeated.

The Magical World of Junior Varsity Soccer

Ella B. February 14, 2022

Every year, Westridge’s Junior Varsity soccer team draws the membership of a significant number of students, almost always surpassing 20 players. A soccer team only needs to field 11 players, and JV...

Winter Sports Round-Up: No Teams Advance to CIF Playoffs

Winter Sports Round-Up: No Teams Advance to CIF Playoffs

Ariana E. and Ella B. February 14, 2022

Unlike the previous athletic season, winter sports were rather quiet. In a sports season unexpectedly derailed by the Omicron variant, athletes were forced to adapt. The three different Varsity teams came...

(Westridge’s Varsity Basketball Head Coach Jaime Hoffman celebrates during a game against Blair High School/Ella B)

Basketball’s Back: Can Westridge Start Winning?

Ella B. December 13, 2021

After several years of little success, Westridge’s basketball team has the potential to be the best basketball squad the school has seen in a while. Last season, although impacted by the pandemic, the...

Z G. and Giulia W. playing during a team practice.

Westridge’s Esports Team Paves a way to Gender Equality in the Video Game Industry

Daria Hajimiri December 13, 2021

Once a week, Westridge’s Esports team, led by Jadyn Iinuma ’22 and Giulia Wu ’22, gathers in Westridge classroom MMB1 to game together. What started as a fun way to connect with friends and game...

Z competes in the CIF-SS Prelims.

Been there, Ran that: Cross Country Superstar Z Places 10th in CIF-SS Division V Cross Country Prelims

Hannah Whang, Staff Writer December 13, 2021

During a 93 degree afternoon on November 12th, Z Gutierrez ’22 competed in CIF-SS Division V Cross Country Prelims with a finishing time of 14:30.3, placing him 10th out of 86 runners at Mt. San Antonio...

The varsity golf team poses after claiming their 3rd Prep League championship in-a-row!

Two More Prep League Banners!: A Fall Sports Round-Up

Ella B. December 6, 2021

  Westridge records have been shattered with another sports season in the books. Despite fall sports being non-competitive last year due to the pandemic, teams still managed to make a big splash...

Jennifer L. 25 playing tennis

The Youngest of Them All: Freshman on Varsity Sports

Ella B. November 8, 2021

Jordan B. ’25 runs up and strikes the volleyball as hard as she can. Various girls on Flintridge Prep’s team throw themselves on the floor trying to save the ball. Mission accomplished—at least...

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