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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Brandon Worrell, the Director of Dining Services, stands near the entrance to the Commons

The Commons Prioritizes Faster Service Over Personal Orders

Sarah L. and Kristin C. November 7, 2022

Picture this: it’s a typical Thursday on Westridge campus. You and other hungry students rush out of class hoping for a tasty meal and conversations with friends--only to be faced with a line of people...

Ryan Villaverde handing the microphone to Hannah W. ’23 before playing The Rose, by Ola Gjeilo.

She’s Back! Princeton Tigerlilies A Capella Group Performs at Westridge for the Very First Time with Westridge Alumna

Lilah R. November 7, 2022

Every year, the Westridge Glee Club performs beautiful songs for the school. This year, they continued to add to their list of memorable shows—for the first time ever, Glee Club performed with both Westridge’s...

Some students work in the library as others collaborate with their peers.

The Westridge Library Lacks a Noise Policy: What Does This Mean for Students?

Sophene A. November 7, 2022

When she has the opportunity to visit the Westridge library during the school day, Anoush J. ’30 enjoys chatting with her friends about the book she is reading. The inviting environment as a result of...

Athena N. ’23 and Natalie S. ’23 working together in the Math Center

New Math Center is a Helpful Resource for Upper Schoolers Brave Enough to Enter

Valentina V. November 7, 2022

When I walked into Room 11, I was invited in by a big poster that read “Welcome to The Math Center” in bold blue letters. Then someone kindly asked, “Do you need any help?”  This October, the...

10th Grade History: A Love Story

10th Grade History: A Love Story

Ilena M. October 3, 2022

The Alumni Courtyard buzzes with the chatter of hungry sophomores as they shuffle papers and line up for delivered pizza. This is the inaugural HAP, a lunchtime discussion series and a signature wing of...

Halle Bailey as Ariel in The Little Mermaid.

“Representation Matters” – Westridge Reacts to New Disney Live Action Little Mermaid 

Gia S. October 3, 2022

Social media was abuzz with TikTok and YouTube videos of Black kids reacting to the teaser trailer for the upcoming live-action The Little Mermaid movie. In the trailer, the camera pans across a dark grotto...

Thursday Detention’s website home page.

Why Be Factual When You Can Be Funny? Westridge’s Thursday Detention, a Different Kind of Publication

Lilah R. May 31, 2022

Combine a need to pass time during quarantine with an affinity for satirical news.  What do you get? A new Westridge favorite: the online spoof newspaper known as Thursday Detention. The current writers,...

Art and Architecture: students eating lunch at the Hammer Museum in West LA.

First In-Person Tiger Week at Westridge

Cindy C. May 31, 2022

Westridge Upper School held its first in-person Tiger Week from March 21 to 24. Tiger Week is a week of experiential, workshop-based learning opportunities created last year as an alternative for Interim...

What Westridge Students are up to this Summer

What Westridge Students are up to this Summer

Florence J. and Tanvi C. May 30, 2022

With the school year coming to an end, here are some things students have planned for summer!   Eliza L. ’25  “I’m not doing too much this summer, but I am volunteering at the South Pasadena...

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