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Mars Rover Lands Close to Home

Sophia H., Managing Editor March 12, 2021

On February 18, 2021, Westridge watched as the Mars rover Perseverance touched down safely at Jerezo Crater, marking an incredible win for space travel and, more intimately, for members of the Westridge...

Charye is a popular ceremony for ancestors.

Lunar New Year Traditions Around Asia

Brittany A. March 1, 2021

Lunar New Year marks the start of the lunar calendar and a new moon cycle. For many people in East Asian countries, it is a time for families to come together to celebrate, feast, and welcome the new year.  The...

Cars line up at Dodger Stadium to receive doses of the Covid-19 vaccination.

Westridge Teachers Line Up for Vaccine

Caroline L. March 1, 2021
Across the United States, Covid-19 vaccination rollout is ramping up. As of February 28, providers are administering about 1.74 million doses on average daily, likely enough to get us to what experts call “herd immunity” by October of 2021. 
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 12, 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 12, 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 8, 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. May 1, 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.” 
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