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.

Spyglass

Middle School

8th grade students working at their desks in study hall.

New Study Hall Rules Aim to Promote Productivity

Rebecca L. November 7, 2022

New rules have been added to the middle school study hall with the goal of training students how to study and manage their time effectively. The rules are a departure from how study hall has been run in...

Groups three and four wait for the ropes course.

Three Day Diary of the 6th Grade Trip to Pali Mountain

Olivia M. and Amelia W. November 7, 2022

At the end of September, sixth grade students embarked on an overnight trip to Pali Mountain. For many eager and nervous students, it would be a new experience.   Day 1 As the students boarded the...

Westridge 6th Grade Makes Making Friends Easy

Westridge 6th Grade Makes Making Friends Easy

Ruby S. October 3, 2022

When asked if she was nervous about starting Westridge, 6th grader Carina A. said, “I was worried I would have to eat lunch in the bathroom, like in all the movies.”   As a new 6th grader...

Middle Schoolers Highlight Immigrant Experiences

Middle Schoolers Highlight Immigrant Experiences

May 31, 2022

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.

7th grade Spanish students in class.

Heritage Speakers Share Their Language Learning Experience at Westridge

Kristin C. and Rebecca L. May 31, 2022

At Westridge, Middle School students choose between learning Spanish, Latin, and Mandarin for both years seventh and eighth grade. For some students, the choice is easy, but for others, who are native...

“A comforting space I wish I had access to when I was their age”: Middle School Affinities Foster Safe and Inclusive Spaces

“A comforting space I wish I had access to when I was their age”: Middle School Affinities Foster Safe and Inclusive Spaces

Helena C. May 30, 2022

Starting this year, 7th and 8th grade students were able to join a Middle School Affinity Group. The feedback from students has been overwhelmingly positive; participants say that joining an affinity has...

Pictured are three books in the eighth-grade curriculum that are commonly challenged in schools, as well as Apple: Skin to the Core, a book being considered as a replacement for The Lone Ranger.

Eighth-Graders Question Sherman Alexie’s Place in American Studies Curriculum

Kristin C. March 21, 2022

Clustered together in the Westridge Mudd Pit, two sections of eighth-grade students started their quarter two American Studies unit by gathering to discuss the curriculum, specifically, why two books by...

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.
Load More Stories