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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Brandon Worrell, the Director of Dining Services, stands near the entrance to the Commons

The Commons Prioritizes Faster Service Over Personal Orders

Sarah L. and Kristin C. November 7, 2022

Picture this: it’s a typical Thursday on Westridge campus. You and other hungry students rush out of class hoping for a tasty meal and conversations with friends--only to be faced with a line of people...

Jade McKnight 09 snaps a selfie during work. This year, she received the Distinguished Young Alumnae Award.

Meet Jade McKnight ’09, This Year’s Distinguished Young Alumna

Jacqueline Y. April 11, 2021

When I first sat down to interview Jade McKnight for an Alumnae Weekend website video on a Tuesday afternoon, I was immediately drawn to her charismatic and bubbly personality. She spoke to me almost as...

Cards during quarantine.

Revival of Cards in Quarantine

Lauren C. January 31, 2021

During quarantine, many Westridge students are writing letters during their free time. For some, writing and sending letters is a more meaningful practice than texting, especially while people are unable...

Maria G. I. 24 practicing driving. (Grace Iannotti)

Pandemic Forces Change for Teens Learning to Drive

Eliza W. January 28, 2021

Learning to drive is a typical rite of passage in a teen’s life. The days of having to sit in the backseat of their parent’s car, with the slight scent of week-old coffee and a backseat covered in...

Coach Allison’s new climbing wall.

Quarantine Inspires Home Renovation Projects

Sabina P. January 7, 2021
As a PE teacher, Coach Allison Clark’s new climbing wall could very well be her new home office. She has not yet figured out a way to use it in class, so as of now it is an afterschool hobby. “I enjoy it because it makes me feel like I’m getting stronger.” Additionally, she mentioned that she liked the problem solving elements involved in designing the wall.
Microsoft Teams app loading screen.

Microsoft Teams Video Presence Raises Questions of Privacy and Distraction

Katie S., Writing Editor November 2, 2020

When students and teachers join their online classes each morning, they are greeted by a mosaic of faces and backgrounds. Microsoft Team’s video feature helps foster discussion and connection, yet questions...

UC San Diego is among one of the nine UC schools that have shifted their standardized testing policy.

The UC’s Just Announced Their Test-Blind Policy, Causing Some to Rethink the Application Process

Jacqueline Y. November 2, 2020
“I’m mad,” expressed Charlotte Z. ’22, shocked by the University of California Regents’s announcement on May 21, 2020 to move to a test-optional policy within the next two years. Like thousands of students across the country, Charlotte spent the past summer taking a 10-week SAT prep class that met for four hours per day, Monday through Friday. “I’m mad, but I understand and get why they would make this decision.”
Maya L.

Finding Connection Through Music During the Pandemic

Sophia H. May 15, 2020

On Mother’s Day, a particularly hot afternoon, I approached my mom’s house clutching my Hanez guitar to my chest and, sweating through my shirt, knocked on the door.  The garage opened and my mom...

Westridge alumna Sylvia Holmes ’76 talks to Staff Reporter Emerson, about what she’s been doing.

After Graduating Westridge, What Next?

On Friday March 6, Westridge hosted its annual Alumnae Weekend. Dozens of Westridge alumnae gathered to visit their alma mater and reconnect with their high school classmates. Spyglass was lucky enough...

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