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.

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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Middle School

Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List

Opinion: Put Self-Care on Your To-Do List

Sophene A. May 17, 2021

After a long, exhausting day of school and another three hours of homework, I curl up on my bed and wrap blankets around me like I am a burrito, ready to settle down and relax before going to sleep. As...

Representative David Cicilline advocating for the Equality Act.

House Passes Legislation Protecting LGBTQ+ Rights

Sophene A. May 17, 2021

On February 25, 2021, the House passed the Equality Act, a bill that prohibits discrimination based on one’s sexual orientation or sexual identity that is applicable in employment, education, jury service,...

A torchlight march in Yerevan, the capital of Armenia, to mark the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

An Unrecognized Genocide is a Repeated Genocide

Sophene A. May 17, 2021

Two years ago, I, along with countless other Armenians, stood in front of Congressman Adam Schiff. As he walked onto the stage, the crowd immediately became silent, but we continued to keep our flags raised,...

Pandemic Fatigue and the New Struggle to Socialize

Pandemic Fatigue and the New Struggle to Socialize

Kealani P., Kristin C. May 17, 2021

Have you been struggling to socialize with classmates? With teachers? Do online social interactions feel less rewarding and motivating than in-person ones? If so, you’re not alone. You might be experiencing...

Middle School Immigrant Profiles

Middle School Immigrant Profiles

May 17, 2021
Eighth Grade students interviewed and then wrote a profile about a friend or relative who immigrated to America. These profiles provide readers with a new perspective on the concept of immigration.
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. 
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