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

Jodi Kreyman walking the halls of her high school.

Review: “Tall Girl 2” Is Beyond Disappointing. And I’m Not Surprised.

Sophene A. March 21, 2022

While I did not go into the sequel having high hopes, Netflix’s “Tall Girl 2,” released on Friday, February 11 was worse than I expected. The first movie’s meaningless premise and trivialization...

The Backstory: The Flying Pirate From Westridge

The Backstory: The Flying Pirate From Westridge

Ilena M. March 21, 2022

“Lives of impact begin at Westridge,” read the pastel signs above Madeline Court as I impactfully shove a burrito into my mouth while rushing across campus each morning. Indeed. Florence Florentine...

Opinion: What Joining JV Basketball Taught Me About Self-Confidence

Opinion: What Joining JV Basketball Taught Me About Self-Confidence

Gia S. March 21, 2022

I wish this article was about a girl who sucked at sports, decided to join a sport, and was miraculously visited by a fairy godmother-coach who transformed her into an effortlessly high-scoring, well-balanced...

The iconic Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Opinion: Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar Shine in Super Bowl Halftime Show

Ella B. March 2, 2022

The Super Bowl was here, and now it’s gone, but it didn’t leave without giving viewers a nostalgic halftime performance. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and others...

Britney Spears posing for cameras.

Toxic Celebrity Culture, Britney, and Me

Mckenna D. February 20, 2022

In November 2021, pop star Britney Spears revealed that she had been stuck in a toxic and restricting conservatorship for the past 13 years. Spears took her case to court to fight for her financial and...

Opinion: COVID-19 Stigma: What It Is and How Its Dangerous to the Pandemic

Opinion: COVID-19 Stigma: What It Is and How It’s Dangerous to the Pandemic

Sophene A. February 14, 2022

Christine Hutchinson explained to The Chicago Tribune that her nose began to feel sniffly on the second day of her family’s holiday trip. At first, Christine thought nothing of it, but when others she...

(Photo Credit: Variety Magazine)

Netflix’s Maid Reveals Society’s Twisted Definition of Domestic Violence

Sophene A. February 14, 2022

With nowhere else to go, Alex, along with her daughter Maddy, spends the night in her car after fleeing her abusive, alcoholic partner. Later in the first episode of Netflix’s series Maid, the mother...

Eminem in 2012

What Eminem Taught Me About Self-Love

Hannya K. February 14, 2022

One day, early in the school year, I sat in the Norton Simon Cafe and opened a fresh book I’d recently bought. It wasn’t long before my head began hurting. I was trying too hard; I couldn’t focus....

5 Things That Made Spider-man: No Way Home Spectacular

5 Things That Made Spider-man: No Way Home Spectacular

Ella B. February 14, 2022

Let me start by prefacing: I am not a huge Marvel fan. In fact, I’ve only seen like two other movies that are part of the Marvel franchise, but I love spider-man. I’ve had a strong appreciation for...

Five Book Recommendations to Get Your New Year Started With

Five Book Recommendations to Get Your New Year Started With

Eliza W. January 31, 2022

Have you made the resolution to read more this year, hoping that your promise won’t fall through as it has in years past? I’ve done this as well, and often by March, I find myself reaching a reading...

Joe Biden addressing unvaccinated individuals in the United States.

Opinion: A “Pandemic of the Unvaccinated”: Blaming the Unvaccinated Will Get the U.S. Nowhere

Sophene A. January 21, 2022

The United States is more divided than ever, but at this time, it’s due to much more than simply politics. As coronavirus cases continue to soar, the unvaccinated and vaccinated continue to split the...

Opinion: Dear Administration, It’s Time To Get Serious About Enforcing The Uniform Policy

Opinion: Dear Administration, It’s Time To Get Serious About Enforcing The Uniform Policy

Sophene A. December 13, 2021

As I get ready for the day ahead of me, I wear the same uniform-approved khaki skirt, white shirt, and green jacket every morning. I don’t even think about it until I arrive at school, when my motivation...

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