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Kobe Bryant and the Lakers Inspire Art Community

Tribute Mural by Tyke Witness located at El Toro Bravo Tortilleria, Costa Mesa.
November 2, 2020

Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory in the 2020 NBA championship on Sunday, October 11th, hundreds of Lakers fans gathered to celebrate the win. The championship gave rise to a new wave of street...

Kamala Harris’s Nomination Is Met With Both Excitement And Hesitation

Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden at one of his campaign rallies on March 9.
October 11, 2020

With the election right around the corner, Westridge’s students and faculty share their opinions about Kamala Harris and her historic nomination as the first woman of color running for vice president...

Fires Continue to Rage Across Western United States, Raising Questions about White House Administration’s Preparedness

Smoke from the Bobcat fire hangs over the San Gabriel Mountains
October 11, 2020

Fires continue to burn across the Western United States, making this season the West Coast’s worst fire season in 70 years. The blazes have taken at least 35 lives, destroyed buildings and homes, and...

Protesters Resist Mandatory Stay-at-Home Orders

Protesters Resist Mandatory Stay-at-Home Orders
May 15, 2020
Barbara Ferrer, Los Angeles’ Public Health Director, revealed on Tuesday that the county’s stay-at-home order will most likely extend through July. But many were already disregarding quarantine orders long before this announcement.

Faces from the Front Lines

Faces from the Front Lines
May 7, 2020
As most employees and students settle into new routines at home due to the COVID-19 pandemic, others continue going to work every day to help support our community and save lives. Some of the medical and civil service workers who are part of our larger Westridge community have shared with Spyglass brief glimpses into their current lives.

As COVID-19 Cases Surge…So Does Xenophobia

Izzy S.
April 30, 2020
On Thursday, March 19, President Donald Trump stood in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House to give updates on the pandemic at hand. However, as he began his speech, something was noticeably different; he began referring to the COVID-19 outbreak as the “Chinese Virus.” 

Coronavirus Leads to Fallout in Election Process

Abbie K.
April 23, 2020
In addition to voting in the presidential primaries, this year U.S. citizens are voting on 435 seats in the House, 35 senate seats, 13 governorships, and multiple state and local elections. However, the spread of Covid-19 raises the question -- how will a global pandemic affect our democratic process? 

Global Positive Impacts of Social Distancing During Quarantine

Illustration by Soap L. '23
April 23, 2020

There have been some positive unintended consequences and impacts of social distancing as more and more cities mandate sheltering in place. Pollution Around the world, the rate of pollution has gone...

5 Groceries Stores To Check Out During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hannah W. '23
At Trader Joe’s, signs are placed near the entrance line, reminding the shoppers the protocols.
April 23, 2020

Anyone who has shopped for groceries in the past few weeks knows that COVID-19 has created an extraordinary challenge for both grocery stores and customers. In order to prevent the spread of the virus,...

Small Businesses Across the Country Take a Hit from “Shelter in Place” Mandate

April 15, 2020
Over the past couple of months, the coronavirus has taken the lives of over a hundred thousand people worldwide. But it’s also had irreversible impacts on the U.S. economy and delivered shocking blows to small businesses across the country.

Guest Contribution: Why You Should Visit Tijuana

Natalie C.
April 15, 2020
Tijuana, Mexico. They covered the corpse with a blanket. It was a small one, barely large enough to shield his face, and coincidentally the same shades of blue and yellow as the sunset we had seen less than twenty-four hours ago.

Photo Essay: Life During Covid-19

In Malibu, beaches often dotted with swimmers are empty.
April 15, 2020
Spyglass recently sent our staffers out to capture images of once-bustling public spaces, grocery stores, and streets that now sit empty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. While there is a certain sadness in observing major gathering spots that now lie vacant, the time to document the effects of this virus and capture places in their pristine, untouched state is now.
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