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

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

Spring Sports: A Round-up

Ella B. May 31, 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 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...

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...

Students warm up before the start of the workout.

Get Up and Get Ready! Westridge Returns to Campus for Conditioning

Hannah W. and Lauren C. March 1, 2021

On February 8th, Westridge began on-campus conditioning for the Upper School’s Fall Sports, including Cross Country, Volleyball, and Water Polo. The conditioning follows strict guidelines from the LA...

Advanced Dance poses for the camera. Dance classes are being held entirely online this year.

Athletics During Covid-19

Daria H. and Lucia P. December 16, 2020
At the start of the 2020 school year, Westridge athletics, like everything else, moved online. Now, in December, as Covid cases rise and new stay-at-home orders are put in place, going back to in-person training seems a lot farther away than it used to be. Despite the circumstances, Westridge coaches have been working to make sure that online athletics is close to the real thing and gives students a chance to train, stay healthy, and stay connected to their community during this turbulent time.
Each sport has its own Padlet. This lacrosse Padlet has links to lacrosse games, workouts, and yoga classes for all athletes to review and experiment with.

COVID-19 Interrupts Spring Sports

Katie S. April 24, 2020
COVID-19 threw a wrench in sports seasons, and not just at Westridge. Sports and sporting events such as the NCAA championships and the Olympics have either been postponed or canceled. At Westridge, as of April 20,  scheduled games up to April 24 have been canceled, but as the situation changes, more competitions could be called off. 
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