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“Can YOU Save Spring Break: The Escape Room” Photo Credits: Verena W.

Tiger Week: A New Experience For Teachers and Students

Verena W. and Sabina P. April 26, 2021

While the Interim week before spring break at Westridge is usually filled with school trips and activities, ranging from the on-campus to the international, this year was different. Due to COVID-19, Tiger...

On her Instagram, Pamela Reif shares weekly fitness routines ranging from beginner to 45-minute sweaty ones, making home workouts accessible to everyone.

Youtube, Yoga, and Outdoor Walks: How the Westridge Community Has Been Staying Active

Jessica W. April 12, 2021

As we reflect on one year of lockdown in the pandemic, one thing is for sure: our lives have quickly become more stationary, and many began searching for new ways of incorporating movement into their...

Rachel K on a balcony enjoying the view

What Do Students Think About In-Person School?

Katie X. April 12, 2021

After spending a little over a year entirely online, students have begun returning to campus.  Lower and middle schoolers have already been back for on-campus remote learning as well as social and emotional...

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

Daria H. and Julia W. April 12, 2021

On March 13, 2020, Westridge closed its doors after a coronavirus case was diagnosed in Los Angeles. Most members of the community believed that everything would go back to normal after spring break, but...

Alumnae and Faculty Honored During Alumnae Weekend

Alumnae and Faculty Honored During Alumnae Weekend

Lucia P. and Mckenna D. April 12, 2021

Vintage music played in the background while Westridge alumnae joined the Zoom meeting, some unmuting to chat or report a tech problem. The organizers of the online event stayed muted and allowed past...

Student Well-Being Improves with Later Start Times

Student Well-Being Improves with Later Start Times

Brittany A. and Isabella W. April 12, 2021

Since classes have shifted to remote learning, the adjusted schedule now has a later start time. Previously, a Spyglass article titled “Opinion: Late Start Gives Students a Head Start in School” discussed...

Greek and Roman families share their self-portraits during Wednesday’s festivities. (Photo Credits: Verena W.)

Virtual Love Your Body Week Gives Students an Opportunity to Share their Voices

Jacqueline Y. and Verena W. March 1, 2021

When small stickers no larger than the size of a fist were plastered all around campus—in bathrooms, on bulletin boards, and even in classrooms—students would know that Love Your Body week was officially...

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Sabina P. February 28, 2021

Set in a futuristic world, Westridge Theater’s newest theater production, “Eden Experiments,” reflects on the unprecedented time of the pandemic and asks larger questions about human behavior and...

Sound in Space Cover Art.

Calling All Radio Lovers: Westridge’s New Radio Station Has Gone Live

Eliza W. February 26, 2021

“The program will begin in one minute” flashes on the left side of every eager listener's computer. After the minute has passed, audio breaks the silence, and KWST’s grey “off-air” text shifts...

A meeting with a club that Christina S. and Cyana L. attend monthly.

Transitioning to a New School During Virtual Learning

Brittany A. January 30, 2021

New school, new faces, new learning environment. Students who joined Westridge this past fall have had to adjust to a new school through a computer screen. As the first semester comes to an end, new students...

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...

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