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New Legislation Challenges Abortion Rights

New Legislation Challenges Abortion Rights

Sophene A. March 1, 2021

    New abortion legislation in South Carolina challenges current abortion rights, changing national abortion legislation for decades to come. On Thursday, February 18, pro-lifers were...

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New Zealand Works to Reduce Period Poverty: What Does It Mean for Other Countries?

Sophene A. March 1, 2021

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand meeting with period poverty campaigners to discuss their plan to provide free sanitary products to students.   On February 17, New Zealand joined...

My mom, brother, and I standing outside of Philz last May

Opinion: Why I Love Philz Coffee + Five Drinks to Order

Reed D. February 15, 2021
It was love at first sip and it's been a fairytale romance ever since.
Opinion: A Family Divided

Opinion: A Family Divided

Sophene A. February 3, 2021

Every year, on my birthday, my grandmother and I make one of my favorite dishes, dolmas. Dolmas are a traditional Armenian dish of ground meat wrapped in grape leaves. When I was little, I could only watch...

Mia G. ‘25 standing in front of piles of donated breakfast cereal

All-School Food Drive Triumphs Against All Odds

Reed D. January 19, 2021

Despite the obstacles presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, the Westridge community rallied to support the recent all-school food drive. In fact, Ms. St. John, the Westridge Service-Learning Coordinator,...

Opinion: Burnt Leaves, Strong Roots

Opinion: Burnt Leaves, Strong Roots

Natalie M. and Sophene A. December 4, 2020
Every Armenian child in the world grows up hearing about the Armenian Genocide, the period from 1914 to 1917 when over 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turks of the Ottoman Empire.
Lemon Bars.

7 Recipes to Make Quarantine Sweeter

Ella B. November 19, 2020
With nothing to do in isolation, it’s no secret that baking’s popularity is on the rise. The influx of new bakers was so significant that last spring, many stores across the nation found themselves selling out of ingredients like flour, sugar milk, and eggs. 
Stephanie C. ’25 in a debate tournament at home.

The New Age of Speech and Debate

Ella B. November 1, 2020

Please bear in mind that the author is a member of the Westridge Speech and Debate Team.  The Westridge Speech and Debate Team’s season is yet another activity impacted by remote learning. After...

LuciDesignsCo’s Instagram, where she advertises some of her products.

Eighth Grader Promotes Voting With Small Startup

Sophene A. October 11, 2020
Bored during quarantine? Luciana P. ‘25, an 8th-grader at Westridge, decided to do something about her boredom and started a project that would not only occupy her time, but also include her favorite hobbies: art and design. Luciana decided to create her own Etsy store, LuciDesignsCo, to sell products of her own design, such as phone cases, sweatshirts, t-shirts, pencil cases, and notebooks.
Taylor T. ‘28 with her Mac n Cheese while in the activity.

Tiger Club: The New Afterschool

Ella B. October 11, 2020
Westridge unveiled a new line up of online after school programming.  The new Tiger Club is a series of afterschool activities led by various faculty members for lower and middle school students. Some featured activities included Cooking with Brandon, Books with Ms. Stephanie, Yoga with Courtney, and Making with Mick.   
Ms. Oseran with her dog.

Westridge Welcomes Anna Oseran

Sophene A. October 11, 2020
Ms. Oseran starts her day by making herself a cup of coffee. The first sip of her coffee is the second best part of her day, the first being in class with her students. As she prepares to start her day, she always reads something, usually The New York Times. Next, she heads on to Advisory and then teaches 8th grade English for the rest of the workday.

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...

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