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Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants

Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants

Sophia H., Managing Editor January 28, 2021
For anyone who is feeling tired of meal prepping and wants to support businesses around the Los Angeles area, here are a list of favorite take out places for each of your hankerings.
Westridge Community Reflects on Pro-Trump Riots at Capitol Hill

Westridge Community Reflects on Pro-Trump Riots at Capitol Hill

Caroline L. January 23, 2021

On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Some carried Confederate flags as they broke windows, knocked down doors, and forcibly entered the House and...

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Signals Hope for the Future

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Signals Hope for the Future

Daria H., Staff Writer January 21, 2021

On Wednesday January 20, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. This inauguration signaled new hope and relief for many in the Westridge community.  “I’m feeling...

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

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers Inspire Art Community

Brittany A. 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 endorses Joe Biden at one of his campaign rallies on March 9.

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

Katie S. and Mckenna D. 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...

Smoke from the Bobcat fire hangs over the San Gabriel Mountains

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

Caroline L. 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

Caroline L. and Isabel A. 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

Isabel A. 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.
Izzy S.

As COVID-19 Cases Surge…So Does Xenophobia

Isabella W. 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.” 
Abbie K.

Coronavirus Leads to Fallout in Election Process

Caroline P. 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? 
Illustration by Soap L. '23

Global Positive Impacts of Social Distancing During Quarantine

Jacqueline Y. 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...

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

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

Hannah W. 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,...

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