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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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...

Lower Schoolers enjoying their magical All School Day (Credits: Katie L. 27)

Westridge Hosts Annual All School Day with ‘Once Upon a Westridge’ Theme

Tanvi C. and Rebecca L. February 12, 2024

On Friday, January 19th, Westridge held its annual All School Day (ASD), embracing the theme of “Once Upon a Westridge,” a fairytale and theme-park-inspired event. This year’s All School Day, held...

Highlights from Westridge Class of ’23’s First Semester in College

Highlights from Westridge Class of ’23’s First Semester in College

Lily C. February 12, 2024

Transitioning to college life can be both exhilarating and challenging as students embrace both new freedoms and new responsibilities. Spyglass spoke with six members of the Class of 2023 about their first...

Mr. Mermelstein talking about the criminal justice system with 8th graders.

Guest Speaker Sheds Light on Inequities of the Justice System

Karalim C. February 12, 2024

On Monday, January 8, 8th grade students met in the Mudd Pit for a deep dive into the criminal justice system with guest speaker and criminal justice lawyer Mr. Mark Mermelstein. 8th Grade History Teacher...

Me and Editor Valentina V. 26 making tote bags to sell for the upcoming Student Press Freedom Day.

The Importance of Journalism: All Day, Every Day

Ella B. February 12, 2024

A couple weeks ago, as I procrastinated doing my homework by scrolling on X, I saw the unsettling news that the Los Angeles Times, a news source unmatched in their coverage of the Los Angeles happenings,...

(PC: Reed D.)

Holiday Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Cake

Reed D. December 11, 2023

Celebrate the holiday season with the warm and inviting aroma of this delicious pumpkin spice cake! This delectable dessert perfectly captures the essence of the fall and winter seasons with its rich blend...

A stack of gifts.

What’s On Your Christmas Wish List?

Jessica S. December 11, 2023

With Christmas coming up in only two Mondays, it’s essential to finalize your Christmas wish list. December 25 may be quickly approaching, but don’t worry, I’ve got 10 gift or wish list ideas just...

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...

Top 5 Christmas Movies To Watch for the Holidays

Top 5 Christmas Movies To Watch for the Holidays

Alexis E. December 11, 2023

Get into the festive spirit with these top five Christmas movies to put you in the holiday spirit. From heartwarming classics to charming animated tales, these films will bring joy and entertainment to...

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...

HBD to the PSL: The Pumpkin Spice Latte Turns 20

HBD to the PSL: The Pumpkin Spice Latte Turns 20

Reed D. November 13, 2023

Starbucks’ Pumpkin Spice Latte, the iconic autumnal drink that has spawned a whole pumpkin spice industry, turns 20 this year, and I can’t imagine fall without it. If not for Starbucks dropping the...

Laufey’s album, Everything I Know About Love (PC: Laufey’s website)

Song of the Edition: “Fragile” by Laufey

Jessica S. November 13, 2023

About The Song Released August 26, 2022 by Icelandic-Chinese singer-songwriter Laufey, the album Everything I Know About Love includes 16 songs. One of these songs is “Fragile,” which explores the...

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