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When STEM is Forced on Girls

Ilena M.

May 1, 2020

Growing up in Los Angeles, I’ve been told that girls can do anything they set their minds to, especially STEM: science, technology, engineering, and math, the decided holy grail of intellect and success for 21st-century women....

Quarantine Inspired Haikus

April 17, 2020

In Eighth Grade English, students wrote haikus reflecting on their experience during the Coronavirus quarantine. Spyglass would like to feature three of these haikus to add some cheer in these times of fear and uncertainty. 

Behind The Scenes: ALL SCHOOLS DAY

Ella B. and Sophene A.

April 17, 2020

“When I walked onto the field, a smile came to my face. I immediately knew this was going to be an exciting and great day!” exclaimed Reed D. ’25 as she recounted this year's All Schools Day.  Amidst all the festivity and fun, it’s eas...

8 Fun Activities To Keep the Crazy Out of Quarantine

Ilena M.

April 17, 2020

1. Spaghetti Sword Fights A starchy and competitive workout for the whole family, or whoever’s willing to get off their laptop for five minutes. C’mon, dad, I’m looking at you. * If participating with neighbors, omit spaghetti and instead use six pieces of duct-taped lasa...

Rigorous Remote Learning in Middle School

Ella B. and Sophene A.

April 17, 2020

On March 11, Head of School, Elizabeth McGregor announced that Westridge would switch to remote learning in order to ensure the health and wellbeing of students, faculty, and staff. At first, some students were thrilled to get a...

Dance-less Middle School Dances

Sophene A.

February 18, 2020

The middle school dances have been a part of Westridge since its founding in 1913. Pasadena Independent School Directors, the organizers of the middle school dances, believed that dances would allow students to socialize with their peers. However, middle schoolers’ opinions reveal that middle school dances don’t always fulfill the purpose for which they were created.

“Generation Z” Tackles Service Learning

Ella B.

February 18, 2020

In late November, Westridge middle school advisories started discussing service projects designed to help the local community. The service projects have ranged from donating hygiene products and other helpful items for the homeless, and sending packages of useful things for soldiers. A lot of projects are still taking place, and some haven’t started yet. 

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