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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

Taking Care of My Curls:  A Journey and How-to-Guide

Taking Care of My Curls: A Journey and How-to-Guide

Isabella W. May 18, 2021
Beginning a few months ago, I introduced the curly hair routine to my wavy-haired friend in desperate need of a scrunch and plop situation. Since then, I have made a pretty impressive outreach to several other people including my friend’s mom.
A picture of me on the day of my 16th birthday

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and One Survivor Shares Her Story

Nitya C. May 17, 2021

Before I start, I begin with gratitude for those who hold a space for me to share my story. So, here it goes: I’m Nitya Chawla, and I’m proud to say that I am a three-time brain tumor (craniopharyngioma)...

Art Credit: Jacqueline Lee

Opinion: I’m Abandoning Performative Activism. Here’s Why You Should Too.

Eliza W. May 16, 2021

As I tap through stories on my Instagram feed, I see the same five activism posts of the day shared over again by classmates and celebrities alike. “BLM” written in a loopy font against a pale pink...

The Backstory: How Monopoly Helped Prisoners of War Get Out of Jail Free

The Backstory: How Monopoly Helped Prisoners of War Get Out of Jail Free

Ilena M. May 16, 2021

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. While WWII raged across the continent and infiltrating Allied forces fell hostage behind Nazi lines, British spies gathered in...

Space Jam: A New Legacy comes to theaters this summer on July 16.

Opinion: The Top 5 Sequels, Prequels, and Movie Adaptation Summer Blockbuster Hits You Should See in Theaters

Jacqueline Y. May 13, 2021

WARNING: This contains some spoiler alerts from previous movies. Sitting down in a dimly-lit theatre with the smell of buttery popcorn and excited chattering while movie trailers play is something that...

Phoebe Bridgers' Punisher Album Cover. (Wikipedia)

Review: The Relatable Meaning Behind “Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers

Atalanta C-B May 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers fills her album Punisher, a Grammy nominee for Best Alternative Music Album that lost to Fiona Apple’s album Fetch the Bolt Cutters, with beautifully emotional and melancholy songs....

Rita (Amanda Brugel) and Serena Waterford (Yvonne Strahovski) share a moment in episode four,

Review: Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale Returns for Season 4 and Regains Its Momentum

Caroline L. May 10, 2021

[SPOILERS] After a two years’ wait due to Covid-19 restrictions, Hulu’s The Handmaid’s Tale has made its return for season four. Dare I say that the show seems to be headed in a direction other...

My dad, finally home from the hospital and recovering on our couch.

Opinion: Broken Bones Heal Stronger

Lucia P. April 12, 2021

I used to only imagine what it would be like to lose my mom or dad, and how it would affect my life. It usually was only a fictional, brief thought. I never realized the fear that almost losing a parent...

Review: Raya and the Last Dragon Shines a Light on the Often-Neglected Cultures of Southeast Asia

Review: Raya and the Last Dragon Shines a Light on the Often-Neglected Cultures of Southeast Asia

Nitya C. April 12, 2021

With many movie theaters still closed all over the world, Disney+ launched Raya and the Last Dragon on March 5th. Available with premiere access, the Southeast Asian culture-inspired movie is centered...

Review: The ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Trilogy Lacks Dimension and Personality

Review: The ‘To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before’ Trilogy Lacks Dimension and Personality

Hailey T. April 12, 2021

  Netflix has gained a reputation for being notoriously bad at producing its own romantic comedy films. Although they have beautiful and wildly successful titles in their back pocket, like Marriage...

Reflections on Coming of Age as a Reader

Reflections on Coming of Age as a Reader

Daria H. March 1, 2021

When I was younger, I was obsessed with romantic young adult novels. I loved reading about the forbidden love stories, the romantic getaways, and the decisions to abandon everything to be with one’s...

 Photo Credits: Samantha C.

Opinion: One Year of My Dad Working on the Frontlines

Verena W. March 1, 2021

As the sound of keys and footsteps approach the door, my dad comes in and lets out a big sigh. Even though he has his mask on, I can see the exhaustion in his eyes. Sometimes he comes home from work with...

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