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

Uncategorized

Do NOT delete or rename this category.

Click Here for May’s Editor’s Note!

Ilena M. May 31, 2022

Last August, as the newly minted Managing Editor of Spyglass, I met my Editor-in-Chief, Katie S., and our faculty adviser, Masami Hansen, at a South Pasadena Starbucks to brainstorm some big goals for...

Click Here for February Editor’s Note…

Katie S. February 14, 2022

It’s Valentine’s Day—I know when you think of Valentine’s Day, you automatically think of Spyglass’s Valentine’s Day Etc. collection. What started last year as an informal class activity in...

Katayif

Katayif

Hannya K. December 13, 2021

When I think of Ramadan, I always think of my dad’s katayif. He’s been making them all his life for himself, me, and my brother every Ramadan. His mom used to make them for him back in Cairo, and he’s...

What your toffee should look like as it sets. (“Hot Toffee” by Liz West is licensed under Attribution 2.0 Generic (CC BY 2.0))

Swiss Milk Toffee

Katie S. December 13, 2021

My great-grandpa created this recipe, and my grandpa continued it, making it during the holiday times when my dad was young. My grandpa was an avid baker, and he often experimented with new recipes. However,...

Coconut Date Balls

Coconut Date Balls

Jessica W. December 13, 2021

My family has never been the type to have traditions; Thanksgiving is just another Thursday, and Christmas another Monday. We’re the type to eat something again and again until we’re absolutely tired...

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

Thin Mint Ice Cream Pie

Reed D. December 13, 2021

After a long, successful cookie season in my 3rd grade Brownie troop, we ended up with some leftover cookies that we didn’t end up selling. To make sure the thin mints didn’t go to waste, my mom came...

Scallion Pancakes

Scallion Pancakes

Ilena M. December 13, 2021

Jewish people have been eating Chinese food on Christmas since the early 1900s. Manhattan’s Chinatown borders on the once majority-Jewish Lower East Side, where the early 20th century's two largest non-Christian...

Star Dalgona Candies.

Dalgona Candy

Lauren C. December 13, 2021

Recently, after the survival drama television series “Squid Game” aired in September, dalgona candy, or ppopgi, became a worldwide sensation and people from all corners of the world were seen on instagram...

Berry Compote

Berry Compote

Hannah W. December 13, 2021

My family is big on Greek yogurt; my parents believe that yogurt is the best food for the digestive system. While they love eating it straight, my sister and I find it very bitter, leading us to dislike...

German Apple Cake

German Apple Cake

Ella B. December 13, 2021

To celebrate the Jewish new year of Rosh Hashanah, for the past few years, my family has enjoyed a lovely apple cake. Whether it was my mother baking it, or myself, this delightful desert is highly regarded...

Matcha Muffins

Matcha Muffins

Sarah L. December 13, 2021

Although they’re not festive, matcha muffins are so much fun and very easy to make! My friend originally found the recipe on Pinterest and we thought it looked interesting. We made them together a few...

Finished product of coconut mochi.

Coconut “Snow” Mochi

Gia S. December 13, 2021

Throughout the year, my mom and I often bake our family’s favorite: coconut mochi. It originally comes from my mom’s friend’s recipe book Better Baking: Wholesome Ingredients, Delicious Desserts....

Load More Stories