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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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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The side entrance to Erewhon on Lake Avenue during the community wellness event on Saturday, September 16.

Why Erewhon? Students Voice Opinion on the Popular and Extravagant Market

Ella B. and Lilah R. October 2, 2023

On Wednesday, September 13, hundreds of people lined up on the blocks of Lake Avenue, hoping to be some of the first inside the upscale grocery chain Erewhon. The infamously expensive store draws people...

This June, 10 Westridge students and two faculty members embarked on a 10-day trip to Ireland as a part of Westridges Summer Global Art Program.

Testimonies from Westridge’s Summer Global Art Program in Ireland

Ella B. and Reed D. October 2, 2023

This summer, Art Department Head Ms. Lorri Deyer and Lower School Art Teacher Ms. Val Trimarchi accompanied ten Upper School students to Cow House Studios, an art farm in southeast Ireland. Editor...

8 Items That Convinced Us That Erewhon Is Worth the Hype

8 Items That Convinced Us That Erewhon Is Worth the Hype

Tanvi C. and Sophene A. October 1, 2023

The tenth location of Erewhon, an upscale grocery chain in Los Angeles, has opened right here in Pasadena. In an effort to determine whether Erewhon’s notoriously high prices are worth it, we visited...

Dorien Grunbaum, child Holocaust survivor, Anne Frank LA co-founders, “Your Story Matters” contest winners including Sarah L. ’25, and Olivia P. ’29 at the ribbon cutting and award ceremony on May 18, 2023.

Sarah L. ’25 Wins Anne Frank LA and Los Angeles Public Library “Your Story Matters” Essay Contest

Gia S. May 29, 2023

Spyglass staffer Sarah L. ’25 won the “Your Story Matters” essay contest hosted by Anne Frank LA, a non-profit dedicated to Anne Frank’s legacy, and the Los Angeles Public Library to celebrate...

Dr. Lexie Kovach

Westridge Alumna Interview: Lexie Kovach, M.D. ’99

Reed D. May 29, 2023

I grew up in a medical family. My dad and grandpa are doctors. My mom, a recovering attorney, always says that one of the things she loves most about my dad is that medicine is an “honorable profession”...

Patrons line up to enter Octavia’s Bookshelf on opening day.

Community Stacks Up at Octavia’s Bookshelf

Ilena M. March 13, 2023

New diversity-centered independent bookstore Octavia’s Bookshelf opened its doors to the Pasadena community on Saturday, February 18. After profiling owner Nikki High last month, I swung by the bookstore...

Upper School students sit together in the Hoffman Gymnasium to discuss the recent Monterey Park Shooting.

Westridge Responds to Monterey Park Shooting

Ella B. February 6, 2023

On Saturday, January 21, at around 10 p.m., 72-year-old gunman Huu Can Tran shot and killed 11 people and injured several others at a Lunar New Year celebration at Star Ballroom Dance Studio in Monterey...

Octavia’s Bookshelf will soon open its doors.

A New Shero for Pasadena: Nikki High Opens Octavia’s Bookshelf

Ilena M. February 6, 2023

When Nikki High bought her five-year-old son a children’s book called Learning to Swim in Swaziland, it was the first time she’d ever heard of “this tiny little landlocked country of one and...

In Brazil’s capital city, Brasília, supporters of former President Jair Bolsonaro storm the Congress building.

Brazil’s Protests Echo the U.S. Capitol Attack on January 6

Sophene A. February 6, 2023

“America is a land of laws and not chaos,” President Biden said on January 6, 2023, commemorating the two-year anniversary of the United States Capitol Attack, where supporters of former President...

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...

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