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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Earlier this year, the Facilities team removed several panels from classroom ceilings. Depicted is an animated green smoke coming out of the holes, representing the smell in Rothenberg Building.

Facilities, Administrators Hopeful for an Odor-Free Rothenberg Building In Near Future

Ella B. April 14, 2024

Going back more than two decades, the Rothenberg Building on Westridge’s Upper School campus has boasted an unfortunate smell, garnering complaints from students, faculty, and visitors alike. Notable...

(PC: Melanie Horn)

Soccer and Basketball Show Improvement Despite No Teams Reaching CIF Playoffs: A Winter Sports Round-Up

Jessica S. February 12, 2024

From October 2023 to January 2024, the Tigers fielded basketball, water polo, and soccer teams for another winter sports season. None of the Tigers’ three varsity teams made it to CIF playoffs, but through...

Lower School students perform an annual Westridge traditional dragon dance.

Lunar New Year – Westridge Celebrates The Year of the Dragon

Ella B. and Mirella C. February 12, 2024

On Wednesday, February 7, Westridge students decked out in red from head-to-toe celebrated the Lunar New Year through performances, food, and music. During the morning band, students and faculty from both...

When Did It Become Fashionable to Hate America? It’s Time to Abandon This Trend

When Did It Become Fashionable to Hate America? It’s Time to Abandon This Trend

Sophene A., Managing Editor December 11, 2023

As the daughter of two immigrants, I grew up hearing about the countless doors the United States opened for my family. Coming to America with practically nothing, my parents excelled in school, attended...

Los Feliz and Silverlake Bus takers posing for a photo before we head to school.

The Community On the Road: How Westridge Students Connect While Riding the Bus

Rebecca L. November 13, 2023

Every morning at 7:10am, about seven students file onto the Westridge Los Feliz Bus. Typically, most are sipping on their warm cups of hot chocolate from the local Coffee Bean. They are ready to go, backpacks...

Mosquito Mayhem: Westridge Gets Itchy!

Mosquito Mayhem: Westridge Gets Itchy!

Kristin C. and Valentina V. November 13, 2023

“Are you applauding me?” asks Dr. Joe Busch, my Algebra II teacher, as a loud clap erupts from the back of the class. Emerson F. ’26 quickly responds that she was not, in fact, applauding Dr. Busch...

The cast of Matilda posing at the end of Revolting Children.

What Westridge Theater Taught Me About Fitting In

Genevieve W. November 13, 2023

*Content warning: Discussion of depression Two years ago, I found myself looking around an empty bedroom. Four walls. No windows. How ironic, I thought, that a house in California would block out all...

Basket of produce from Erewhon.

Opinion: Erewhon: “Nowhere” I Want To Be

Reed D. October 2, 2023

I am wrestling with NIMBYism in reverse: Erewhon, the astronomically-expensive, specialty grocery store and darling of influencer culture, has opened in Pasadena, and I’m not happy about it. $22 celebrity-endorsed...

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