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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Sarah and Lilah Review: Poor Things

Sarah L. and Lilah R. April 14, 2024

Sarah and Lilah Review is the place to learn about popular movies you might be curious about watching. In their podcast, Sarah and Lilah share their likes, dislikes, first impressions, and ideas about...

Girls Just Want to Play Sports is a column highlight women athletes. This edition is about the tremendous growth of womens basketball.

Girls Just Wanna Play Sports: Women’s Basketball is Winning

Ella B. April 14, 2024

On Sunday, April 7, Caitlin Clark and the Iowa Hawks left it all on the court in Cleveland Ohio, falling to the undefeated and remarkable South Carolina Gamecocks, 87-75. This final, where Clark posted...

College Column: College Prep and Lifelong Learning: From One Girls School To Another

College Column: College Prep and Lifelong Learning: From One Girls School To Another

Larkin M. April 14, 2024

I remember my first day at Westridge. It was Convocation, and I wore the requisite polo and annoyingly thick white skirt. After having already spent two years at another college-prep, all-girls school...

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!

The Backstory: The Pet That Truly Rocks

Ilena M. February 12, 2024

If you can’t find a human companion for Valentine’s Day, you’re allergic to cat fur, and the thought of walking a dog sounds less than appealing—fear not. There’s a solution guaranteed to please...

Highlights from Westridge Class of ’23’s First Semester in College

Highlights from Westridge Class of ’23’s First Semester in College

Lily C. February 12, 2024

Transitioning to college life can be both exhilarating and challenging as students embrace both new freedoms and new responsibilities. Spyglass spoke with six members of the Class of 2023 about their first...

Girls Just Want to Play Sports is a column highlight women athletes. This edition is about the tremendous growth of womens basketball.

Girls Just Wanna Play Sports: National Girls and Women in Sports Day Reminds Us of Our Accomplishments and Shortcomings

Ella B. February 12, 2024

On February 7, my social media feeds were flooded with posts celebrating National Girls and Women in Sports Day (NGWSD). As I looked back on our amazing accomplishments in sports over the past decades,...

Sounds For State Street: Cupid

Sounds For State Street: Cupid

Carolina H. February 12, 2024

Hello, my name is Carolina, and I am a junior. Growing up, I’ve had a very diverse and unique music taste thanks to my parents. They introduced me to everything under the sun, ranging from Motown and...

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!

The Backstory: The True Meaning of Christmas in Beheading a Candy Pig

Ilena M. December 11, 2023

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!  My favorite way to celebrate the holiday season and relieve post-semester stress is by smashing a pig with a hammer. But the pig...

Sounds For State Street: Pudding Mix & Sugar Plum

Sounds For State Street: Pudding Mix & Sugar Plum

Carolina H. December 11, 2023

Hello, my name is Carolina, and I am a junior. Growing up, I’ve had a very diverse and unique music taste thanks to my parents. They introduced me to everything under the sun, ranging from Motown and...

Taken in a film camera at Film Forum by her husband, Lauren is in a small repertory movie theater in the West Village– one of her favorite places in New York City.

Alumna Lauren Ro ’03–Life As a Writer in New York

Grace F. and Kelly C. November 13, 2023

As we scrolled down the mountainous list of alumni to identify whom we could spotlight for the next edition of Spyglass, a certain line caught our attention. “Lauren Ro-Kim 2003: Writer for New York...

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