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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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

(PC: Melanie Horn)

Soccer and Basketball Show Improvement Despite No Teams Reaching CIF Playoffs: A Winter Sports Round-Up

Jessica S. February 12, 2024

From October 2023 to January 2024, the Tigers fielded basketball, water polo, and soccer teams for another winter sports season. None of the Tigers’ three varsity teams made it to CIF playoffs, but through...

Westridges Varsity Soccer team stands outside of In-N-Out, while wearing their hats.

Win or Lose, Westridge Sports Make Memories at Traditional ‘In-N-Out Games’

Ella B. February 12, 2024

Wearing their In-N-Out hats, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors come together to rehearse singing “Feliz Cumpleaños” outside. They are practicing their singing so they can play a lighthearted...

Westridge players use the John Muir Tennis Court during a match. (PC Emily L. 26)

“Our tennis kids deserve a good spot.” Westridge Athletics Struggles to Secure Ideal Tennis Courts

Valentina V. and Emily L. February 12, 2024

It was the start of tennis season and the first rainfall of autumn had left the John Muir tennis courts full of puddles. Spyglass staffer Emily L. ’26, a member of the JV tennis team, walked onto the...

Is this how you do it? A non-athlete’s soccer journey

“Is this how you do it?” A non-athlete’s soccer journey

Ruby S. February 12, 2024

You’re never going to believe what I did a couple weeks ago. I can barely believe it myself. I tried out for the middle school soccer team. It was definitely a spur of the moment thing. I had heard the...

A student athlete walking into campus while carrying her volleyball backpack.

Making Memories and Building Community: The Student Athlete Experience

Rebecca L. and Lily C. December 11, 2023

Every school can be defined by a few prominent elements of its culture. For Westridge, it’s undeniably the academic rigor. Even the Director of Athletics Coach Melanie Horn agrees: “At Westridge, we...

I run with the ball as I try to escape Rosemead defenders. We beat Rosemead High School 26-6.

Opinion: I Found Fun in Flag Football

Ella B. November 13, 2023

“Motion,” yells the quarterback behind me. I catapult a football between my legs and take off on a straight route ahead. The quarterback locks eyes with me, slings her arm back, and hurls a football...

Jennifer L. 25 hits the ball back in a tennis match. This year, Jennifer won the Prep League Singles title and was crowned Singles MVP.

Two Juniors Win Championships: A Fall Sports Round-Up

Ella B. November 13, 2023

This fall sports season was filled with rarities from the inaugural season of CIF-sanctioned sports to two different individual athlete championships. Although not every team walked away with many wins,...

Girls Just Want to Play Sports is a column highlight women athletes.

Introducing: Girls Just Wanna Play Sports, A Column

Ella B. October 2, 2023

I’ll never forget the day the United States Women’s National Team won their fourth World Cup. I was one of many young children at the La Cañada sports camp, Spartan Allstars, who watched the USA capture...

The Upper School flag football team huddles up during a game (PC: Coach Horn)

A Season of Firsts: Flag Football’s Inaugural Season Launches With High Hopes

Kristin C. and Gia S. October 2, 2023

On the third down, with only one chance left to score, Ariana E. ’25 runs down the field with the ball. She looks around to pass before spotting an opening. Seeing her opportunity, she sprints in and...

MS flag football A team playing against Mayfield Junior School. Ilyana P.K. ’28, quarterback, snaps the ball to Brynn C. ’27. (Melanie Horn)

Westridge Tackles Implementing Upper School Flag Football Next Fall

Kristin C. May 30, 2023

“There’s no reason why girls can’t play any sport. So, [to take] a sports opportunity that’s been historically a male sport and to offer it to girls is awesome,” Director of Athletics Melanie...

Freshman Teia L. smiles with her gold medal after winning pole vault at the Prep League Finals.

Teia L. ‘26 Breaks School Record in Pole Vault, Wins Prep League

Ella B. May 29, 2023

“When you do it, right, it's such a fun feeling because you feel like you're flying,” said freshman Teia L. about pole vaulting. On April 15, Teia L. ‘26 broke a 2006 Westridge record after she...

Spring Sports Round-Up: Track Steals the Show, Lacrosse Shows Improvement

Spring Sports Round-Up: Track Steals the Show, Lacrosse Shows Improvement

Ella B. May 29, 2023

On Monday, May 22, Upper School parents and athletes gathered inside the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2023 spring sports season. As iterated by Coach Horn at the...

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