Juanita working on the wheel in the Ceramics Studio.

Celebrating Juanita’s 50 years at Westridge

Sabina P. May 16, 2021

“What was so fitting was when she came through the door, she walked up to me like she had known me forever,” recalled Ms. Lorri Deyer, Upper School History and Ceramics teacher, remembering when she...

Crescendo Podcast: Amplifying Global Voices

Orchestra’s Crescendo Podcast Elevates Diverse Voices

Brittany A. May 16, 2021

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, Kerri Epps, Middle and Upper School Orchestra teacher, has decided to use a new approach to incorporate diversity, equity and inclusion in her teaching...

Ninth Grade English Class with Ms. Bondoc

New Teachers Reflect on the Past Year of Remote Learning and the Resilience of the Westridge Community

Verena W. and Hannah W. May 16, 2021

As the school year comes to an end, many in the Westridge community have a chance to look back and reflect on the past year. Teachers and students alike have learned to be more versatile, strong and persistent...

In-person history class

“Going to school…gives me a chance to wear my clothes.” Upper School Reflects on Return to Campus

Daria H. and Lucia P. May 16, 2021

After spending over a year online, Westridge Upper Schoolers finally returned to campus. Although some students have returned to campus for SEL activities and sports conditioning, others haven’t seen...

“Can YOU Save Spring Break: The Escape Room” Photo Credits: Verena W.

Tiger Week: A New Experience For Teachers and Students

Verena W. and Sabina P. April 26, 2021

While the Interim week before spring break at Westridge is usually filled with school trips and activities, ranging from the on-campus to the international, this year was different. Due to COVID-19, Tiger...

Rachel K on a balcony enjoying the view

What Do Students Think About In-Person School?

Katie X. April 12, 2021

After spending a little over a year entirely online, students have begun returning to campus.  Lower and middle schoolers have already been back for on-campus remote learning as well as social and emotional...

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

Daria H. and Julia W. April 12, 2021

On March 13, 2020, Westridge closed its doors after a coronavirus case was diagnosed in Los Angeles. Most members of the community believed that everything would go back to normal after spring break, but...

Greek and Roman families share their self-portraits during Wednesday’s festivities. (Photo Credits: Verena W.)

Virtual Love Your Body Week Gives Students an Opportunity to Share their Voices

Jacqueline Y. and Verena W. March 1, 2021

When small stickers no larger than the size of a fist were plastered all around campus—in bathrooms, on bulletin boards, and even in classrooms—students would know that Love Your Body week was officially...

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Eden Experiments: Westridge Theater’s First Entirely Student-Run Play

Sabina P. February 28, 2021

Set in a futuristic world, Westridge Theater’s newest theater production, “Eden Experiments,” reflects on the unprecedented time of the pandemic and asks larger questions about human behavior and...

Sound in Space Cover Art.

Calling All Radio Lovers: Westridge’s New Radio Station Has Gone Live

Eliza W. February 26, 2021

“The program will begin in one minute” flashes on the left side of every eager listener's computer. After the minute has passed, audio breaks the silence, and KWST’s grey “off-air” text shifts...

A meeting with a club that Christina S. and Cyana L. attend monthly.

Transitioning to a New School During Virtual Learning

Brittany A. January 30, 2021

New school, new faces, new learning environment. Students who joined Westridge this past fall have had to adjust to a new school through a computer screen. As the first semester comes to an end, new students...

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