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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.

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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Campus Culture

Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments

Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments

Nitya C. and Ilena M. May 21, 2021

Assessments, a necessary evil in both students’ and teachers’ lives, must continue during remote learning. Traditionally, teachers use tests to assess students’ understanding of the material and...

Juanita working on the wheel in the Ceramics Studio.

Celebrating Juanita’s 50 years at Westridge

Sabina P. May 16, 2021

“What was so fitting was when she came through the door, she walked up to me like she had known me forever,” recalled Ms. Lorri Deyer, Upper School History and Ceramics teacher, remembering when she...

Crescendo Podcast: Amplifying Global Voices

Orchestra’s Crescendo Podcast Elevates Diverse Voices

Brittany A. May 16, 2021

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Kerri Epps, Middle and Upper School Orchestra teacher, has decided to use a new approach to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in her teaching...

Ninth Grade English Class with Ms. Bondoc

New Teachers Reflect on the Past Year of Remote Learning and the Resilience of the Westridge Community

Verena W. and Hannah W. May 16, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, many in the Westridge community have a chance to look back and reflect on the past year. Teachers and students alike have learned to be more versatile, strong and persistent...

One of Farm2Power's Produce Boxes (@farm2power on instagram)

Westridge Alumni Create a New Collective Supporting BIPOC Farmers

Lauren C. and Mckenna D. May 16, 2021

Westridge Alumni Zoya Abbas ‘18, Amari Gaiter ‘17, Sarah Bacio ‘17, Elliot Snow ‘17 and Shoop Rosario ‘17 were unhappy with the food inequalities in their community. Together, they started the...

In-person history class

“Going to school…gives me a chance to wear my clothes.” Upper School Reflects on Return to Campus

Daria H. and Lucia P. May 16, 2021

After spending over a year online, Westridge Upper Schoolers finally returned to campus. Although some students have returned to campus for SEL activities and sports conditioning, others haven’t seen...

In addition to wedding planning, Kerri Epps and her fiance, Mike, hope to spend lots of time on the beach in Kauai.

For the Westridge Community, this Summer is Filled with Family, Friends, and Traveling

Jessica W. May 15, 2021

With this unpredictable school year of remote and hybrid learning coming to an end, faculty and students have begun making plans for the summer. Some have decided to travel; others are staying close to...

“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...

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