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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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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April Editors Note

April Editor’s Note

Eliza W. April 14, 2024

It’s April, which means Spyglass’ second-to-last edition for the year and my last as Editor in Chief—a statement that would have baffled my very shy eighth-grade self who joined Spyglass simply to...

Westridges Varsity Soccer team stands outside of In-N-Out, while wearing their hats.

Win or Lose, Westridge Sports Make Memories at Traditional ‘In-N-Out Games’

Ella B. February 12, 2024

Wearing their In-N-Out hats, freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors come together to rehearse singing “Feliz Cumpleaños” outside. They are practicing their singing so they can play a lighthearted...

February Editors Note

February Editor’s Note

Eliza W. February 12, 2024

It’s February, which, of course, means a special Valentine’s Day edition for Spyglass. So, while your love life may not have any enthralling developments, we can promise our website certainly does....

How festive are you? Take the Quiz

How festive are you? Take the Quiz

Tekle S-J and Gia S. December 11, 2023

Thoughts on candy canes? a. Overrated. They taste like toothpaste. b. I’ll eat them if I have to… c. My tongue is stained pink, and I think I’m starting to see stripes on it.   Any...

The Gansmiller-SJ family gathers around the homemade tree to celebrate on Christmas morning 

(PC: Viltis Januta)

A Stick-Tree Christmas

Tekle S-J December 11, 2023

After two days of travel, three flights, a nine-hour layover, and three hours of driving during my school-provided vacation time, I was ready for some real rest. On December 19, 2022, my holiday finally...

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!

The Backstory: The True Meaning of Christmas in Beheading a Candy Pig

Ilena M. December 11, 2023

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!  My favorite way to celebrate the holiday season and relieve post-semester stress is by smashing a pig with a hammer. But the pig...

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift out for dinner in New York City during Taylors break from the Eras Tour (PC: Gotham/GC Pictures)

Opinion: Taylor Swift’s Personal Life—Met With Misogyny Again

Lorelei C.-E., Staff Writer December 10, 2023

It’s a Sunday afternoon, and I wander into my house attempting to escape the September heat as my eye wanders to the TV screen. The first video shot of Taylor Swift cheering on her new boyfriend, Kansas...

2022-2023 Water Warriors sit at steps overlooking the Rose Bowl Loop Trail, about to embark on the Walk for Water (Gigi Bizar)

Middle School Club Water Warriors Doesn’t Run Due to Lack of Sign-Ups

Tekle S-J, Staff Writer November 13, 2023

The Water Warriors club has been a signature staple of the Westridge middle school program since 2012. Even as a 4th grader, I remember seeing what looked like a small army of middle schoolers in their...

The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!

The Backstory: The Women Who Drove Auto Innovation

Ilena M., Contributor November 13, 2023

Anyone who has ever braved Westridge’s student parking lot should appreciate automotive safety features. …It’s a rough world out there. Women are far too often the butt of bad driver jokes,...

Westridge Decides It’s Time for a Schedule Change: Weighing the Positives and Negatives

Westridge Decides It’s Time for a Schedule Change: Weighing the Positives and Negatives

Sarah L., Staff Writer November 13, 2023

For the 2023–24 school year, the Westridge Upper School schedule has been amended in an effort to add structure to students’ classes and establish a consistent block for community assemblies and events....

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