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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(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...

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...

Westridge players use the John Muir Tennis Court during a match. (PC Emily L. 26)

“Our tennis kids deserve a good spot.” Westridge Athletics Struggles to Secure Ideal Tennis Courts

Valentina V. and Emily L. February 12, 2024

It was the start of tennis season and the first rainfall of autumn had left the John Muir tennis courts full of puddles. Spyglass staffer Emily L. ’26, a member of the JV tennis team, walked onto the...

Girls Just Want to Play Sports is a column highlight women athletes.

Introducing: Girls Just Wanna Play Sports, A Column

Ella B. October 2, 2023

I’ll never forget the day the United States Women’s National Team won their fourth World Cup. I was one of many young children at the La Cañada sports camp, Spartan Allstars, who watched the USA capture...

The Upper School flag football team huddles up during a game (PC: Coach Horn)

A Season of Firsts: Flag Football’s Inaugural Season Launches With High Hopes

Kristin C. and Gia S. October 2, 2023

On the third down, with only one chance left to score, Ariana E. ’25 runs down the field with the ball. She looks around to pass before spotting an opening. Seeing her opportunity, she sprints in and...

MS flag football A team playing against Mayfield Junior School. Ilyana P.K. ’28, quarterback, snaps the ball to Brynn C. ’27. (Melanie Horn)

Westridge Tackles Implementing Upper School Flag Football Next Fall

Kristin C. May 30, 2023

“There’s no reason why girls can’t play any sport. So, [to take] a sports opportunity that’s been historically a male sport and to offer it to girls is awesome,” Director of Athletics Melanie...

Freshman Teia L. smiles with her gold medal after winning pole vault at the Prep League Finals.

Teia L. ‘26 Breaks School Record in Pole Vault, Wins Prep League

Ella B. May 29, 2023

“When you do it, right, it's such a fun feeling because you feel like you're flying,” said freshman Teia L. about pole vaulting. On April 15, Teia L. ‘26 broke a 2006 Westridge record after she...

Spring Sports Round-Up: Track Steals the Show, Lacrosse Shows Improvement

Spring Sports Round-Up: Track Steals the Show, Lacrosse Shows Improvement

Ella B. May 29, 2023

On Monday, May 22, Upper School parents and athletes gathered inside the Performing Arts Center (PAC) to celebrate the accomplishments of the 2023 spring sports season. As iterated by Coach Horn at the...

Clara T. ’27, Eliza S. ’27, Brynn C. ’27, and Abby W. ’27 at the Poly Invitational Meet at Caltech.

Middle School Track and Field Takes First Place at Poly Invitational Meet

Rebecca L. March 20, 2023

For the first time ever on March 8, 2023, the Westridge Middle School Track and Field team earned first place at the Poly Invitational Meet at Caltech. The schools invited along with Westridge were High...

Westridge water polo celebrated their four departing seniors for their commitment to the team.

Tigers Persevere Despite Challenging Opposition: A Winter Sports Round-Up

Ella B. February 6, 2023

Westridge has not won a Prep League title for winter sports since water polo’s championship in 2017. Since then, the Tigers have struggled throughout the winter sports season to find success. Despite...

Varsity Golf poses for a photo after they were crowned league champions for the fourth straight season.

Golf Wins 4th Prep League Title in As Many Years: A Fall Sports Round-up

Ella B. November 7, 2022

In past years, the fall sports season has been incredibly successful for Westridge. While not nearly as successful as last year, where all teams advanced to CIF-SS playoffs in some capacity, this season...

Star golfer Julia W. 24 and coach Ryan Miranda high-five during Westridges match against Buckley School.

4 Seasons Undefeated: What’s the Key to Varsity Golf’s Success?

Ella B. November 7, 2022

For the past four seasons, Westridge’s varsity golf team has yet to be defeated. While in years prior, the team has had some close matchups, no opponent this year came within 24 strokes of them. They...

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