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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.

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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.

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Confessions from the College Front Line

College Column: Can I stay true to myself in the admissions process?

College Column: Can I stay true to myself in the admissions process?

Daria H. October 1, 2023

My fingers hover over the keys of the piano as I outline the lines of music in my head: extended chord, rest, hold. I take a breath and begin playing. As my fingers move swiftly across the keyboard, my...

Confessions from the College Front Line: How Early is Too Early for College Pressure?

Confessions from the College Front Line: How Early is Too Early for College Pressure?

Ruby S. February 6, 2023

There I was Monday morning in the car watching the clock tick from 7:54 to 7:55. I was late. I hate being late, and I usually never am. But as I rushed to put my backpack down, I overheard a couple of...

Confessions From The College Front Line: Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Confessions From The College Front Line: Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Mckenna D. December 12, 2022

It’s the season of reflection and hope towards the future, and I’m not just talking about the holidays. For seniors, it’s another kind of reflection and hope—one associated with college applications....

Confessions from the College Front Line: Applying to College Means Confronting my Future

Confessions from the College Front Line: Applying to College Means Confronting my Future

Daria H. October 3, 2022

Usually on my way to classes, my friends and I engage in the usual conversation: ranting about the newest teacher drama or stressing over homework and projects. But, the later I go into my high school...

Confessions from the College Front Line: Proud Graduate of the Class of COVID

Confessions from the College Front Line: Proud Graduate of the Class of COVID

Caroline P. May 7, 2020

Like everyone else, I am so sick of talking about the Coronavirus. This pandemic truly feels endless. And being a senior in high school on top of everything makes the future feel all the more insecure....

Confessions From The College Front Line: Waiting Game

Confessions From The College Front Line: Waiting Game

Caroline P. February 18, 2020

People never tell you how truly long you have to wait during the college process. The whole thing is mostly just waiting to see if you’re in, rejected, get money, etc. I finished all of my 13 applications...

Confessions From The College Front Line: The Weight of the First Rejection ​

Confessions From The College Front Line: The Weight of the First Rejection ​

Caroline P. December 19, 2019

The college process does not become truly real until the first rejection. It isn’t until you read “After careful review of your application, the admission committee is unable to offer you admission...

Confessions From The College Front Line: Jumping the Hurdles of the College Process -- The Essay

Confessions From The College Front Line: Jumping the Hurdles of the College Process — The Essay

Caroline P. November 18, 2019

Phase 2. The lists have been created, the deadlines are looming, many of them have passed, and every senior is on the brink of a mental breakdown. Mrs. Robinson is running on no sleep, Mrs. O’Grady is...

Confessions From The College Front Line: Shifting Relationships 

Confessions From The College Front Line: Shifting Relationships 

Caroline P. October 1, 2019

Senior year is here. The train is on the track. Every senior I know is running as fast as they can to catch the train and hop on before the college applications depart the station. Resumes, lists, essays,...

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