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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Op-Ed

Lunch with the Archer Oracle staff.

Spyglass Goes to St. Louis!

Ilena M., Eliza W., and Valentina V. December 12, 2022

Dang, it’s hard to find good food in St. Louis. Desperation makes hungry people do crazy things—like spend an hour and a half in line at Starbucks or eat ice cream for breakfast in 30° weather....

Op-Ed: When did we start weaponizing musical taste?

Op-Ed: When did we start weaponizing musical taste?

Eliza W. December 12, 2022

Time and time again, when meeting somebody my age, I anticipate the dreaded question which seems to hold more weight than political alignments, religious beliefs, or any of the other identity factors polarizing...

A bundle of pink clothes that I have thrifted over time. You can do the same!

Op-Ed: It’s Time to Denormalize Overconsumption and Fast Fashion

Reed D. December 12, 2022

Nothing frustrates me more than witnessing the terrible environmental consequences of something so dear to my heart: fashion. I relish in selecting my outfit for the day, filing through the clothing racks...

(New York Times)

“She Said” Is a Testament to Honorable Storytelling

Genevieve W. December 12, 2022

WARNING: Spoilers ahead. “She Said” is a film based on the explosive New York Times article that exposed producer and convicted sex offender, Harvey Weinstein. The film recounts the origin of the...

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!

The Backstory: The Pig & Potato War

Ilena M. December 12, 2022

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!    One fateful day, a pig got hungry.  In search of lunch, the snacky swine fled its home and ran to a nearby farm, where...

Confessions From The College Front Line: Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Confessions From The College Front Line: Looking Back While Stepping Forward

Mckenna D. December 12, 2022

It’s the season of reflection and hope towards the future, and I’m not just talking about the holidays. For seniors, it’s another kind of reflection and hope—one associated with college applications....

The Backstory: Hershey’s Happy Accidents & Flavorful Failures

The Backstory: Hershey’s Happy Accidents & Flavorful Failures

Ilena M. November 7, 2022

Any self-respecting American should still be reeling from a post-Halloween candy coma. Much of Halloween's joy—and pain—can be credited to Milton Hershey, who's known far and wide for sweetening American...

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” was a Sweet Nothing 

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” was a Sweet Nothing 

Mirella C. November 7, 2022

11-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift first announced her 2022 album titled Midnights last August, resurrecting Swifties worldwide after a two-year dry spell. Swift coined the album as “the stories of 13...

This past October, my dad and I watched the Los Angeles Kings take on the Detroit Red Wings at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Kings beat the Red Wings 5-4 in an overtime victory. It was both of our first times watching the Kings play in another area outside of California.

Watching Hockey: A Pastime Turned Into a Passion

Ella B. November 7, 2022

It’s June of 2012, and in one room, five-year-old me is sound asleep, tucked under my pink butterfly sheets, hugging a fluffy pillow. In the next room, my dad is jumping up and down, screaming his heart...

Confessions from the College Front Line: Applying to College Means Confronting my Future

Confessions from the College Front Line: Applying to College Means Confronting my Future

Daria H. October 3, 2022

Usually on my way to classes, my friends and I engage in the usual conversation: ranting about the newest teacher drama or stressing over homework and projects. But, the later I go into my high school...

The Backstory: A Moo-ving Story of Cow-lifornia

The Backstory: A Moo-ving Story of Cow-lifornia

Ilena M. October 3, 2022

How often do you pass a cow on your daily commute or when you’re out for a hike near the Hollywood sign? Never? Me too! Have you ever wondered why? Never? Me neither! That’s probably because we...

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