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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Westridge Implements Consequences for Uniform Violations -- But Do Students Care?

Westridge Implements Consequences for Uniform Violations — But Do Students Care?

Katie X. May 31, 2022

On April 7, 2021, Mr. Gary Baldwin, Head of Upper School, sent out an email warning that “students who are out of uniform multiple days will be disciplined.” However, as time has passed, the thought...

Senior Amelia H. drinks a glass sparkling cider at Chalk Day while sporting her college sweatshirt.

Chalk Day 2022: Westridge Seniors Celebrate Their College Futures

Ella B. May 31, 2022
The event started off as seniors slowly made their way to the courtyard, grabbing their stencils and choosing their chalk. Marcie Robinson, college counselor...
Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

May 31, 2022

This year, Spyglass is sad to see many of our Westridge faculty and staff members leave our community. While some are retiring and others are pursuing other opportunities, we wish all of them the best...

Thursday Detention’s website home page.

Why Be Factual When You Can Be Funny? Westridge’s Thursday Detention, a Different Kind of Publication

Lilah R. May 31, 2022

Combine a need to pass time during quarantine with an affinity for satirical news.  What do you get? A new Westridge favorite: the online spoof newspaper known as Thursday Detention. The current writers,...

Art and Architecture: students eating lunch at the Hammer Museum in West LA.

First In-Person Tiger Week at Westridge

Cindy C. May 31, 2022

Westridge Upper School held its first in-person Tiger Week from March 21 to 24. Tiger Week is a week of experiential, workshop-based learning opportunities created last year as an alternative for Interim...

Five Independent Local Coffee Shops to Visit From a Diehard Coffee Drinker

Five Independent Local Coffee Shops to Visit From a Diehard Coffee Drinker

Reed D. May 31, 2022

There’s something very charming about small coffee shops that I can’t put into words and that chains can’t replicate. I totally understand the appeal of chain coffee shops—first of all, they’re...

What Westridge Students are up to this Summer

What Westridge Students are up to this Summer

Florence J. and Tanvi C. May 31, 2022

With the school year coming to an end, here are some things students have planned for summer!   Eliza L. ’25  “I’m not doing too much this summer, but I am volunteering at the South Pasadena...

“Disabled Is Not a Bad Word”: Abby P. ’25 Is Dedicated to Destigmatizing Disabilities

“Disabled Is Not a Bad Word”: Abby P. ’25 Is Dedicated to Destigmatizing Disabilities

Sophene Avedissian May 31, 2022

“I get stared at a lot in public. I get pointed at. I’ve gotten really weird comments. I’ve gotten ganged up on by kids,” explained Abby P. ’25. As a freshman at Westridge, her experiences as...

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