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 Welcomes New Faculty Members

Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members

October 4, 2021

As the year begins, Spyglass would like to welcome all those new to the Westridge Community. We hope you will join us in welcoming them to our community and get to know them better through these brief...

Westridge’s new HD Teacher and Strength and Conditioning Coach Katie Dockter finds that her two roles at Westridge work well together.

Westridge Welcomes Powerlifter HD Teacher Katie Dockter!

Katie S. October 4, 2021

Most people might not know that Westridge’s new Human Development teacher and Strength and Conditioning Coach, Katie Dockter, is also a passionate powerlifter. She strength trains five times a week,...

Autumn Rogers

Autumn Rogers Paves Her Own Path to Programming

Florence J. October 4, 2021

Last January, Autumn Rogers joined Westridge as a part-time robotics teacher, but this year she began teaching both Upper School robotics and computer science full time. “I never wrote a line...

Ms. Dague with her dog, Holly.

Mom-of-Three and Dog Lover: Westridge Welcomes Jennifer Dague

Sarah L. October 4, 2021

Jennifer Dague, Westridge’s new Administrative Assistant for Enrollment Management and Student Outcomes and a mother to three is no stranger to juggling a busy schedule.   “I have three kids...

Max Duncan

Max Duncan: Finding Your Way on the Scenic Route

Lilah R. October 4, 2021

Max Duncan sits at the table, anticipation on his face. He takes a breath and focuses, blocking out the shouts from students during lunchtime. He then begins to tell me about his childhood growing...

One staffer reflects on growing up in a post 9/11 world.

Honoring the Past While Analyzing the Future: Reflections on Growing Up in a Post 9/11 World

Daria H. October 4, 2021

My stomach twisted itself into knots when Joe Busch, Upper School Math teacher, told me about the grinding sound of the tower collapsing, watching it burn, and seeing people jump from the buildings. Here...

James Evans

What’s That British Guy Doing On Campus?

Ilena M. October 4, 2021

Mr. James Evans is perfectly happy to be known as “That British Guy” on campus. Just don’t call him “That English Guy”—despite his partially American ancestry and upper-crust accent, he...

Vicki Trinh

New School Nurse Vicki Trinh has a Path to Give Back

Tanvi C. October 4, 2021

Vicki Trinh joins Westridge as the new school nurse this fall. She happens to join in an unusual time, where the safety of students and faculty is of utmost importance. Trinh welcomed me into her office...

Those who are against the COVID-19 vaccine protest. (The Independent)

“It is my choice. It’s not a law”: Students Weigh in on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Sophene A., Staffer October 4, 2021

On August 10, Westridge Head of School Elizabeth McGregor sent a school-wide email with important back-to-school information. Alongside the information regarding weekly PCR testing and masks were details...

Jamie Linton is excited to be teaching at Westridge. She strongly believes in girls’ education and rights.

Engineer Jamie Linton Chases Passion for Educating Girls

Cindy C. October 4, 2021

“I have always been a strong believer in girls’ education and rights. When there was a math opening at Westridge, I thought, oh yeah!” With sparkling clear eyes, Ms. Linton told the story of...

Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. 24

Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. ’24

Ilena M., Managing Editor October 4, 2021
Spyglass' Humans of Westridge series celebrates community through brief spotlights on Westridge students, parents, faculty, and staff.
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