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Westridge’s Maintenance Staff Prepares Campus for Students Return

The maintenance staff. (Felicia Johnson)
November 21, 2020

Every other morning at 6 am, Elias Aguilar arrives at Westridge for work. He is met with a near-empty parking lot and a ghostly quiet campus. Aguilar is a Maintenance Technician, and his job includes keeping...

Westridge 2020 Halloween Parade

Kelly Koch dressed as a witch.
November 13, 2020
Westridge was unable to host its annual Halloween parade in person this year. Originally, organizers wanted the entire school together in one meeting for the Halloween parade, but the number of students exceeded the maximum capacity for a Microsoft Teams meeting. ASB was forced to improvise and instead created a video and picture competition hosted on Flipgrid.

Fall Festival: Westridge Theatre Goes Online

Fall Festival Poster Art by Adeline K. '24
November 12, 2020

A typical theatre production at Westridge starts with eager family and friends bustling around to find their seats in the PAC before the stage grows dark. Ushers pass out programs at the door, and...

Remote Learning Brings Club Leaders New Challenges

November 1, 2020

Thirty-eight clubs are offered this year—the most Westridge has ever had—despite remote learning. Clubs such as the Cooking and Culture Club, Madhatter Knits, Calligraphy Chums, and STF (She’s the...

Pandemic Forces Junior Ring Ceremony Organizers to Improvise

Maribella M. '21 receives her ring in her car.
October 11, 2020

Amid the chaos of wildfires and a pandemic, social-gatherings are being canceled left and right, but not Westridge’s Ring Ceremony, which seniors attended on September 17 via a Zoom call. With coronavirus...

Greek and Roman Initiation Celebrated Online

Students get ready to participate in this years Greek and Roman events.
October 11, 2020

A typical Greek and Roman Initiation includes a sea of students dressed in yellow and blue attire swarming the campus screaming, “Go Greeks!” and “Go Romans!” Music blares out from all corners...

Quarantined? Try Joining the Trend and Get a New Pet!

Orla I. '22 and Middle School History Teacher, Jennifer Irish, with their brand new puppies.
October 11, 2020

During quarantine, bread baking, Animal Crossing, puzzles, and TikTok dances all climbed to the top of a list labeled, “Everything That's Gone Viral During the Pandemic.” With more time at home, in...

Senior Year During a Pandemic

The senior class photo.
May 15, 2020

May marks the start of a month full of senior activities ranging from Chalk Day to Vespers. While none of these events may take place in person anymore, virtual equivalents for each event are in the works....

Quarantine Staff Picks

May 7, 2020

Westridge students are all experiencing quarantine differently. Some of us are trying to make vegan pie crust, others are discovering classic rock, and many are finally watching Tiger King. If you’re...

Keeping Faith Alive During COVID-19

Elisa D.
May 7, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented the world with numerous difficulties and challenges, such as the cancellation of schools and strict stay-at-home orders. Religious communities have also had to adapt...

With Kids Home, Teachers Balance the Double Workload

Jennifer Golub-Marcus, Upper School History Teacher, uses her blackboard to schedule her son Ben's days during quarantine.
April 30, 2020

As the lines between home life and school blur, students are catching small glimpses into their teacher’s lives over Microsoft Teams. Many have watched cats climb over laptops and kids ask for help with...

Spyglass COVID-19 Coverage

Elisa D.
April 30, 2020
COVID-19 has not only left a huge impact globally, but it has also affected the Westridge community in a multitude of ways. Spyglass will continue to report on small and large impacts in the coming weeks.
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