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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All actors in The SpongeBob Musical come together for the final scene. (Credit: Cliff William)

Westridge’s The SpongeBob Musical: Silly, Entertaining, and Playful

Aceley P. April 14, 2024

Excited chatter and laughter floods the courtyard as guests greet each other while checking into the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to watch Westridge Theatre’s The SpongeBob Musical. Outside of PAC, there...

A group of Upper School students sit on the floor, excited to watch the eclipse.

Westridge Embraces the Eclipse, Celebrates on Frank Field

Ella B. April 14, 2024

A group of fourth grade students huddled together on their knees in the middle of Frank Field. When I approached them, curious about their thoughts on the imminent solar eclipse, in jumbled screams and...

Westridges Love for Stanleys

Hydrate or Diedrate: Westridge’s Love for Stanleys

Rebecca L. April 14, 2024

As I walk through the glass door of the Westridge Library, I notice various tall shapes in colors of pink, blue, and gray, clutched in hands and sitting on top of desks. These days, the sounds of metallic...

Seniors Julia H., Lauren K., and Verena W. at a train station in Berlin

Journeys Filled With Laughter and Learning: Students Bond While Exploring New Places Together During Discovery Week

Gia S. and Lily C. April 14, 2024

This Discovery Week, some Westridge students trekked up the trail of Macchu Picchu in Peru while others learned about Los Angeles’ vibrant cinematic history. Each trip, whether local, regional, or international,...

Westridge alumnae raise their hands to represent their graduating year during the luncheon.

Alumnae Weekend Made Me a Westridge Patriot

Mirella C. April 14, 2024

On Saturday, March 9th, groups of Westridge alumnae reunited at Westridge for the school’s annual Alumnae Weekend celebration. As I stepped onto campus with my Spyglass sweatshirt and tote bag—clearly...

(Skylar R. 28) Skylar R. 28 snapping a photo of the unexpected situation.

Students Late for School after Bus Gets a Flat Tire on the 134

Rebecca L. April 14, 2024

It was a typical Tuesday for Westridge bus students, having arrived promptly at the Los Feliz and Silverlake bus station to be taken to Westridge campus. Once departed, students took to their usual commute...

Guests settle down as the event dedicated to Anna Bondoc starts. (Credit: Aceley P.)

“This is really about the two years she spent here and her time as a teacher.” Anna Bondoc’s Celebration of Life

Aceley P. February 12, 2024

During the Upper School morning band on January 13, parents, students, teachers, and alumni crowded the library, straining to get a glimpse of the podium. The interior of the library had been rearranged...

Lower School students perform an annual Westridge traditional dragon dance.

Lunar New Year – Westridge Celebrates The Year of the Dragon

Ella B. and Mirella C. February 12, 2024

On Wednesday, February 7, Westridge students decked out in red from head-to-toe celebrated the Lunar New Year through performances, food, and music. During the morning band, students and faculty from both...

Lower Schoolers enjoying their magical All School Day (Credits: Katie L. 27)

Westridge Hosts Annual All School Day with ‘Once Upon a Westridge’ Theme

Tanvi C. and Rebecca L. February 12, 2024

On Friday, January 19th, Westridge held its annual All School Day (ASD), embracing the theme of “Once Upon a Westridge,” a fairytale and theme-park-inspired event. This year’s All School Day, held...

Grace F. Tom Allard (seated), Fiala P. ‘27 (right of Mr. Tom Allard), Sarineh G. ‘28 (right of Fiala), and Kara Ramirez (right-most) inside the Hoffman Gymnasium.

All School Read Features Guest Speaker Tom Allard, Poet and Storyteller

Grace F. February 12, 2024

When asked what the All School Read means to him, 7th grade English teacher John Cross paused briefly before he replied, “It’s a way to build community through a shared text. I think that’s the heart...

”They looped and meandered, like long conversations with close friends.” -Ms. Anna Bondoc.
Ms. Bondoc loved to draw art that traced bird wing movements.

She Painted Birds In Flight And Helped Me Fly: An 8th grader Remembers 6th grade with Anna Bondoc

Lorelei C.-E. February 12, 2024

On a hectic Wednesday morning, I made my way across Herrick Quad and towards the crowded library where the celebration of life for Anna Bondoc, my sixth-grade English teacher, would be taking place. I...

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