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7 Recipes to Make Quarantine Sweeter

Lemon Bars.
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. 

The New Age of Speech and Debate

Stephanie C. ’25 in a debate tournament at home.
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...

Eighth Grader Promotes Voting With Small Startup

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

Tiger Club: The New Afterschool

Taylor T. ‘28 with her Mac n Cheese while in the activity.
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.   

Westridge Welcomes Anna Oseran

Ms. Oseran with her dog.
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

April 30, 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...

Lower & Middle School Remember Ms. V.

(clockwise from left) The author talks with Gia M. ‘27, eighth-grader Sydney W., and Sylvie S. J. ‘24
April 23, 2020

On April 14, we lost an integral member of the Westridge community, Lower and Middle School Dean of Student Support Carol Van Zalingen, to complications due to COVID-19. As Westridge reflects upon and...

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

April 16, 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...

8 Fun Activities To Keep the Crazy Out of Quarantine

April 16, 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...

Eighth Graders Support and Cheer Each Other On During the 60 Second Sermons

Eighth Graders Support and Cheer Each Other On During the 60 Second Sermons
April 16, 2020

Nothing inspires more fear than speaking in public.  When it comes to presenting the 60 second sermon, an infamous Eighth Grade English assignment, students found that banding together in support is the...

Rigorous Remote Learning in Middle School

April 16, 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...

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