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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A magen david (Star of David) necklace lays along a map of the United States of America. Recently, antisemitism in the States has been on an upward trent.

Kanye West Ignites Influx of Antisemitism, Faces Backlash

Ella B. November 7, 2022

On the night of October 8, rapper Kanye West tweeted, “I’m a bit sleepy tonight but when I wake up I’m going death con 3 On JEWISH PEOPLE…” Since then, West has made other antisemitic comments...

The 28 finalist candidates for Pasadenas Royal Court in front of the Tournament House.

Three Westridge Seniors and One Alumna Selected as Finalists for Pasadena’s Royal Court

Hailey T. November 7, 2022

On the morning of Tuesday, September 27, the 28 finalist candidates for Pasadena's Royal Court lined the front steps of the Tournament House for a group photo before embarking on their final round of interviews....

A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini.

Protests Erupt Across Iran Following the Death of Mahsa Amini

Sophene A. November 7, 2022

Protests and demonstrations continue to take place in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini died three days after being detained on September 13 for supposedly violating the country’s...

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Grabs Spotlight at the Beginning of the Supreme Court’s New Term

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Grabs Spotlight at the Beginning of the Supreme Court’s New Term

Sophene A. November 7, 2022

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was appointed by President Joe Biden, made her first public appearance on the Supreme Court bench in early October 2022. She was formally welcomed to the court during...

Participants in the Women’s March and Rally for Abortion Justice in Los Angeles on October 2, 2021

A Post-Roe America: Abortion in California

Sophene A. November 7, 2022

  The United States Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on June 24th, marking the end to the constitutional right to abortion that was upheld for nearly a half-century. A 5-4 vote overturned the...

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 30, 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...

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...

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...

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