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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Soon-to-be-retired Head of School Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor sports her Cricket Captain shirt this years annual WPA Night Market.

Head of School Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor Is Set To Retire After 13 Years. Westridge Celebrates Her Career and Legacy.

Ella B. May 31, 2022

  From seven yards away, Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor, Westridge’s Head of School, yelled, “Oh come on, Ella, put your back into it!” It was the Night Market, and she was confidently encouraging...

First Black Woman to Be Appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed by Senate

First Black Woman to Be Appointed to the Supreme Court, Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Is Confirmed by Senate

Sophene A. April 7, 2022

On February 25, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to become the 116th Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court. Confirmed by the Senate on April 7, Judge Jackson will become...

The vandalized poster.

Westridge Responds to Vandalized Yemeni Poster

Tanvi C. March 21, 2022

On Tuesday, March 8th, Saba K. ’25, head of the Middle Eastern and North African or MENA affinity at Westridge, put up posters about the humanitarian crisis occurring in Yemen, in hopes to shed light...

Westridge announced that it would be moving away from the College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) program and weighted GPAs

Westridge Officially Announces Move Away from AP Program

Daria Hajimiri February 14, 2022

Students were abuzz on the morning of Friday, February 6. They asked about course registration, college admissions, and each other’s opinions. The night before, Westridge had announced that it would...

Westridge seniors stand for a photo while masked up on the first day of school.

Westridge Postpones Return to School, Adds New Rules Due to the Omicron Variant

Ella B. January 4, 2022

On the night of December 28th, Head of School, Mrs. Elizabeth McGregor announced via email that Westridge students and faculty will not be returning to school on the previously planned Monday, January...

Westridge removes the ISEE requirement from applications to promote diveristy, equity, and inclusion in the admissons process.

Westridge Goes Test-Blind. What Does This Mean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion?

Reed Dietrick and Hailey Tsuchiya December 13, 2021

At the start of the 2020-2021 school year, Westridge announced that they would no longer require the Independent School Entrance Exam (ISEE) for admission to the school. Instead, the ISEE was made an optional...

After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) volleyball referees were barred from returning to Westridge.

Two Referees Barred From Returning to Westridge for Inappropriate Conduct at Volleyball Home Game

Katie Shirreffs and Florence Jones November 8, 2021

After a home varsity volleyball game on Friday, September 10 against Rio Hondo Preparatory School, two California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) volleyball referees were barred from returning to Westridge....

Those who are against the COVID-19 vaccine protest. (The Independent)

“It is my choice. It’s not a law”: Students Weigh in on the COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

Sophene A., Staffer October 4, 2021

On August 10, Westridge Head of School Elizabeth McGregor sent a school-wide email with important back-to-school information. Alongside the information regarding weekly PCR testing and masks were details...

Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments

Remote Learning Forces Teachers to Rethink Assessments

Nitya C. and Ilena M. May 21, 2021

Assessments, a necessary evil in both students’ and teachers’ lives, must continue during remote learning. Traditionally, teachers use tests to assess students’ understanding of the material and...

A Year in Review: Westridge Looks Back and Forward at its DEI Efforts

A Year in Review: Westridge Looks Back and Forward at its DEI Efforts

Katie S. May 10, 2021
Westridge published their Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) planning strategies in January 2020, located in the Westridge Strategic Plan. Among other initiatives, the DEI plan includes: increasing DEI training for all Westridge constituencies, identifying biases in curriculum, and creating a plan to increase student body and faculty & staff diversity.
Feldmeth teaching a Contemporary Ethical Issues class in 2019. Sometimes in his Ethics classes, students will ask Feldmeth about his personal viewpoint.

Share their Views or Remain Neutral? The Difficulties of Navigating Politics for Teachers

Katie S., Writing Editor April 12, 2021

It was near the end of Westridge’s Modern Middle East class when some students began clicking the leave button to exit the Teams meeting. They had just finished watching a movie and were about to head...

Cars line up at Dodger Stadium to receive doses of the Covid-19 vaccination.

Westridge Teachers Line Up for Vaccine

Caroline L. March 1, 2021
Across the United States, Covid-19 vaccination rollout is ramping up. As of February 28, providers are administering about 1.74 million doses on average daily, likely enough to get us to what experts call “herd immunity” by October of 2021. 
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