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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Stephen Parlato holds a sign with the words, “Hands Off Roe,” outside of the U.S. Supreme Court on Dec. 1, 2021, protesting a 2018 law that would ban abortions after 15 weeks of pregnancy.

America Braces for Imminent Overturn of Roe v. Wade

Sophene A. and Lilah R. May 31, 2022

On May 3, a draft opinion suggesting that the Supreme Court intends to strike down Roe v. Wade was leaked and obtained by POLITICO. The Supreme Court has confirmed that the leaked draft about the possible...

Candidates at a debate hosted at the University of Southern California (USC).

Homelessness and Public Safety: The Issues That Will Decide Los Angeles’s Mayoral Election

Sophene A. May 31, 2022

A handful of candidates are hoping to follow Eric Garcetti, who has served as Mayor of Los Angeles for the past eight years. The five leading candidates running to replace Garcetti include developer Rick...

21 Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting

21 Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting

Sophene A. May 31, 2022

On May 24, 19 children and two adults were murdered in a school shooting at Robb Elementary located in Uvalde, Texas. The students of Robb Elementary were attending their last week of school before summer...

Five Independent Local Coffee Shops to Visit From a Diehard Coffee Drinker

Five Independent Local Coffee Shops to Visit From a Diehard Coffee Drinker

Reed D. May 31, 2022

There’s something very charming about small coffee shops that I can’t put into words and that chains can’t replicate. I totally understand the appeal of chain coffee shops—first of all, they’re...

Banned or censored books at Books Inc., an independent bookstore located in California. (Photo Credit: Vox)

“At What Point Do I Practice Subversion?”: States Are Afire With Wars Over Book Banning

Sophene Avedissian March 21, 2022

In the fall of 2021, republican State Representative Matt Krause of Texas emailed the names of 850 books to superintendents, asking them if the listed works were on the library shelves of schools. Of the...

Kamila Valieva during her short program at Beijing 2022.

Olympic Skater Doping Scandal Questions if Minors Should Compete in the Olympics

Katie X. March 21, 2022

At 15, Kamila Valieva, a Russian figure skater, made history at the 2022 Beijing Olympics when she became the first woman to land a quad jump or four revolutions in the air at the Olympics. However, her...

The United States women’s soccer team celebrates their victory of winning the last two World Cups.

U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team Reach a $24 Million Equal Pay Settlement

Sophene Avedissian March 21, 2022

After a six-year battle for equal pay and treatment, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team reached a $24 million settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation on Tuesday, February 22. The multimillion-dollar settlement...

Manuel Oliver, father of a teenager killed in the Parkland school shooting, holds a banner calling Biden to take action on gun violence. (Photo Credit: Stefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Parkland School Shooting Survivors Remain Disappointed Four Years Later

Sophene A. March 21, 2022

On February 14, 2018, Alyssa Alhadeff, a freshman soccer player who, according to her mother, “took every second of her life and did something with it,” was killed. Scott Biegel, geography teacher...

President Zelensky: The Face of Hope for Ukraine

President Zelensky: The Face of Hope for Ukraine

Lucia P. March 21, 2022

 On February 18th, as 190,000 Russian troops gathered along the Ukrainian border, Zelensky projected a sense of calm, steadfast courage.  During the initial invasion, Russian propaganda claimed Zelensky...

Lia Thomas competing against Yale and Dartmouth in Women’s swimming and Diving—January 8, 2022

Teammates of University of Pennsylvania Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas Speak Out

Lucia Pierandozzi March 2, 2022

Lia Thomas, a 22-year-old transgender woman on the University of Pennsylvania swim team, has been breaking collegiate records in women’s swimming and diving. Despite her success, Thomas’s participation...

The genetically modified pig heart being prepared to be placed in David Bennett’s chest.

This Valentine’s Day, An Ex-Con Got A Pig Heart, But Should He Have Gotten It?

Lilah R. February 14, 2022

After serving 10 years in prison, David Bennett, 57, had a change of heart, literally. Bennett, suffering from life-threatening heart arrhythmias, was given the chance of a lifetime. On January 7th, medical...

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Reed D. February 14, 2022

  On Sunday, January 9, Head of School Elizabeth McGregor announced to the Westridge community that, due to processing delays of COVID-19 tests from the prior week, the next day of school would...

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