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

Westridges five students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists stand together. Those students are Clara K. ’22, Grace K. ’22, Giulia W. ’22, Claire S ’22, and Charlotte Z. ’22.

Westridge Celebrates 5 Students As National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Ella B. April 23, 2022

This year, Westridge announced five seniors as National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that attracts around 1.5 million students per year....

Humans of Westridge: Taylor T. ’28

Humans of Westridge: Taylor T. ’28

Ariana E. March 21, 2022

What’s your favorite place on campus? My favorite place on campus is probably the Art room, because of Ms. T. She’s really nice. And she lets you do whatever you want.    If you were...

Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor addressing guests at Saturday luncheon during Alumnae Weekend.

Unity Prevails in First Alumnae Weekend Post-Lockdown

Hannya K. March 21, 2022

In the late morning of Saturday, March 12, as many as one hundred people, ranging from Westridge alumnae a couple of years into college to those who graduated sixty-six years ago, walked together out of...

The poster for the Spring play, The Book of Will. (Artwork by Izzy C. ’23)

Westridge’s Spring Production of The Book of Will Highlights “the power of theater to pull us through difficult times”

Mckenna D. March 21, 2022

The stage darkens as the sound of rustling paper and applause echoes through the theater. The audience murmurings die down and the first actor walks onto the stage accompanied by a spotlight. And with...

All School Day and We Are Westridge Day Events: A 2022 Comedy of Cancellations

All School Day and We Are Westridge Day Events: A 2022 Comedy of Cancellations

Lilah R. March 21, 2022

On March 15th, Dean of Upper School Activities Brittany Coker sent out an email notifying the community that Westridge would say goodbye to All School Day and hello to We Are Westridge Day. “We are excited...

Westridge freshman Fiona Z., Jennifer L., and Cecilia P. hang out maskless outdoors for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

Westridge Ends Mask Mandate, Announces Other COVID Protocol Changes

Jessica W. and Ella B. March 13, 2022

On March 9th, Head of School Elizabeth McGregor sent a school-wide email announcing that indoor masking will be “optional, though strongly recommended, in school settings'' after having a conversation...

The SALC Lunar New Year dragon dance on January 26, 2022.

Westridge Celebrates Lunar New Year With a Day Off for the First Time

Cindy C. February 14, 2022

This year, as in years past, many Asian students rushed home, elated to celebrate the Lunar New Year holiday on February 1st. However, this year the Lunar New Year was a day off for the first time at Westridge.  Britney...

The parking stacker in North Parking Lot.

New Parking Lot Stackers and Valet Disrupt Teachers’ Morning Routine

Ariana E. and Lilah R. February 14, 2022

In the summer of 2021, construction began on the Westridge North Parking Lot for the Park Plus Stackers. Adding the stacking structure included the need for a valet attendant. And while some users have...

Anna K. ’24 and Julia W. ’24 (on the left) set screen-time passwords on each other’s phones to reduce their phone usage. Chloe O. ’24 (on the middle right) often asks her mom or sister to help make sure she is doing her homework rather than watching Netflix.

Two Months into 2022: New Years’ Resolutions Check-In

Jessica W. February 14, 2022

January: a time known for goal setting. It’s around this time that many decide this is the year they drink more water, get more sleep, or work out more. However, according to Forbes Magazine, 80% of...

Climate Corner: Life in Plastic Really Could Be Fantastic

Climate Corner: Life in Plastic Really Could Be Fantastic

Grace K., Contributor February 14, 2022

Climate Corner is a column that features Westridge students’ environmental and sustainability activism both on and off-campus. Through running Loop Club at Westridge and serving as the seventh-grade...

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Reed D. February 14, 2022

  On Sunday, January 9, Head of School Elizabeth McGregor announced to the Westridge community that, due to processing delays of COVID-19 tests from the prior week, the next day of school would...

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