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

“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?”

“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?”

Katie Shirreffs May 31, 2022

“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?” Ms. Sarah Jallo, Senior Director for Enrollment Management and Student Outcomes, explained that this...

A drawing of a student opening their computer only to have their grades flying out. This image depicts an open gradebook, a system that allows students to access their grades at any time in the day.

Westridge’s Pursuit of Deeper Learning Evidenced in Its Commitment to a Closed Gradebook

Tanvi C. and Ella B. May 31, 2022

Post-pandemic and remote learning, educational institutions have been taking the time to reflect on how they can best teach, reach, and support their students. And Westridge is no exception.  Westridge’s...

The bus that transports students to and from the Valley. Next year, the bus will no longer be operating as a result of a discontinuation.

Valley Bus Discontinued, Students Left Without Transportation

Ella B. May 31, 2022

In 2014, Westridge started a bus route to and from the San Fernando Valley. Now, eight years later, that route is being discontinued due to the lack of financial sustainability.  Originally, Westridge’s...

“Disabled Is Not a Bad Word”: Abby P. ’25 Is Dedicated to Destigmatizing Disabilities

“Disabled Is Not a Bad Word”: Abby P. ’25 Is Dedicated to Destigmatizing Disabilities

Sophene Avedissian May 31, 2022

“I get stared at a lot in public. I get pointed at. I’ve gotten really weird comments. I’ve gotten ganged up on by kids,” explained Abby P. ’25. As a freshman at Westridge, her experiences as...

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 Leizman and Eliza Walpert 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 Hajimiri 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 Walpert and Hannah Whang 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...

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