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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First Black Woman to Be Appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed by Senate

First Black Woman to Be Appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed by Senate

Sophene A. April 7, 2022

On February 25, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Confirmed by the Senate on April 7, Judge Jackson will become...

Westridge Athletes Prevail Despite Feeling a Lack Of Recognition

Westridge Athletes Prevail Despite Feeling a Lack Of Recognition

Sarah L. and Eliza W. March 21, 2022

In a 2021-2022 equestrian show, Westridge freshman Rosemary B. won first place in a dressage competition. The varsity golf team hasn’t lost a prep league game since 2019 and in October won the title...

The vandalized poster.

Westridge Responds to Vandalized Yemeni Poster

Tanvi C. March 21, 2022

On Tuesday, March 8th, Saba K. ’25, head of the Middle Eastern and North African or MENA affinity at Westridge, put up posters about the humanitarian crisis occurring in Yemen, in hopes to shed light...

Westridge announced that it would be moving away from the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program and weighted GPAs

Westridge Officially Announces Move Away from AP Program

Daria H. February 14, 2022

Students were abuzz on the morning of Friday, February 6. They asked about course registration, college admissions, and each other’s opinions. The night before, Westridge had announced that it would...

Westridge’s Policy on the Use of Racial Epithets Raises Questions About the Line Between Censorship and Protection

Westridge’s Policy on the Use of Racial Epithets Raises Questions About the Line Between Censorship and Protection

Eliza W. and Hannah W. February 14, 2022

  Last year Westridge implemented a new policy on the use of racial epithets on campus under the “Anti-Bullying Policy” in the 2021-2022 Student/Parent Handbook. The policy states: “Racial...

Westridge removes the ISEE requirement from applications to promote diveristy, equity, and inclusion in the admissons process.

Westridge Goes Test-Blind. What Does This Mean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Reed D. and Hailey T. December 13, 2021

At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Westridge announced that they would no longer require the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for admission to the school. Instead, the ISEE was made an optional...

What is it like to be a Long-Term Sub? Subs and Students Weigh in on Rewards and Challenges

What is it like to be a Long-Term Sub? Subs and Students Weigh in on Rewards and Challenges

Ariana E. December 13, 2021

Substitute teachers are an essential part of a school’s operation. The reality is that sometimes teachers need to step away from the classroom, sometimes for a class, sometimes for a day, and sometimes...

Ian Tatum, Director of Equity (left), and Tamara Shahar Jaffe, Dean of Lower and Middle School Student Voices (right)

New Hires Ian Tatum and Tamara Jaffe Further Westridge’s Commitment to DEI

Hannya K. November 8, 2021

Advocating for and creating change—whether for society, yourself, or a handful of individuals—is in no way an easy task. How does anyone committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) find...

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