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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Immigrant Profiles

The Label of an Immigrant

The Label of an Immigrant

Kristin C. May 31, 2022

“The fact that the United States has so much involvement in so many of these issues makes us responsible; it has to. We have to take responsibility for the people who are suffering through these situations.”   It...

Cyrus Hoomani

“You guys need to leave”

Maddie M. May 30, 2022

In 1979, a revolution in Iran drastically changed the way of life for many of the people living there. The war between Iraq and Iran made conditions in Iran even worse. Strict adherence to the Muslim religion...

Maksym Kapitanchuk

One Day

Kanon I. May 30, 2022

“America is the place that provides many people—including immigrants like myself—a place for safety, security, and passion.”    Maksym Kapitanchuk, my world-renowned ballroom dance teacher,...

Dr. Ky with her family when they first immigrated (She is second from the left).

“America is the land of opportunity if you’re willing to work hard and you have a goal. Your life is what you make it here.”

Emerson F. May 30, 2022

Sean Ky Lord has the spirit of a fiery warrior wrapped up in the petite body of a teenager. Every single inch of her five-foot-one athletic frame is feisty! Born in Cambodia during a bitter civil war,...

Devotion

Devotion

Sage K. May 30, 2022

Imagine you’re in an airy room with plants visible through the windows, shelves glittering with figures and pictures, and art hanging from almost every wall. Sitting down to tell her tale, Neena, with...

Justin Funez

Just-in-Time For Opportunities

May 30, 2022

“In Mexico, I was Mexican. I never really thought about it; in Honduras, I was Honduran and that was it. But, here in the U.S, I learned how to be Latino.” Justin Funez immigrated to the U.S. when...

Rebirth

Rebirth

Manon I. May 30, 2022

Ms. Millie Cao, a 2019 Oscar Nominee for the documentary film “Walk, Run, Cha-Cha” sat elegantly by the small table in Lai Lai Studio. When I asked my first question, “What does America mean to you?”...

Journey to Freedom

Journey to Freedom

Luciana P. May 16, 2021

My grandma’s face pops up on my phone screen and I see her sit up a little straighter when she sees me. I assume she must have been scrolling on Facebook or watching Paris by Night, a Vietnamese musical...

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