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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Features

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...

“It’s Just a Toxic Place to Be”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Studies Confirming Instagram’s Harmful Effect on Teens’ Body Image

“It’s Just a Toxic Place to Be”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Studies Confirming Instagram’s Harmful Effect on Teens’ Body Image

Daria H. and Sophene A. November 8, 2021

On October 5, Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistle-blower, testified to Congress, in which she provided information regarding the social media giant’s negative impacts on society and democracy. Haugen,...

After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) volleyball referees were barred from returning to Westridge.

Two Referees Barred From Returning to Westridge for Inappropriate Conduct at Volleyball Home Game

Katie S. and Florence J. November 8, 2021

After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) volleyball referees were barred from returning to Westridge....

Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members

Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members

October 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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 3, 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...

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