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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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 31, 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...

Westridges five students named National Merit Scholarship Finalists stand together. Those students are Clara K. ’22, Grace K. ’22, Giulia W. ’22, Claire S ’22, and Charlotte Z. ’22.

Westridge Celebrates 5 Students As National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Ella B. April 23, 2022

This year, Westridge announced five seniors as National Merit Scholarship Finalists. The National Merit Scholarship Program is an academic competition that attracts around 1.5 million students per year....

Head of School Elizabeth J. McGregor addressing guests at Saturday luncheon during Alumnae Weekend.

Unity Prevails in First Alumnae Weekend Post-Lockdown

Hannya K. March 21, 2022

In the late morning of Saturday, March 12, as many as one hundred people, ranging from Westridge alumnae a couple of years into college to those who graduated sixty-six years ago, walked together out of...

The poster for the Spring play, The Book of Will. (Artwork by Izzy C. ’23)

Westridge’s Spring Production of The Book of Will Highlights “the power of theater to pull us through difficult times”

Mckenna D. March 21, 2022

The stage darkens as the sound of rustling paper and applause echoes through the theater. The audience murmurings die down and the first actor walks onto the stage accompanied by a spotlight. And with...

Climate Corner: Life in Plastic Really Could Be Fantastic

Climate Corner: Life in Plastic Really Could Be Fantastic

Grace K., Contributor February 14, 2022

Climate Corner is a column that features Westridge students’ environmental and sustainability activism both on and off-campus. Through running Loop Club at Westridge and serving as the seventh-grade...

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Reed D. February 14, 2022

  On Sunday, January 9, Head of School Elizabeth McGregor announced to the Westridge community that, due to processing delays of COVID-19 tests from the prior week, the next day of school would...

Pictured Kwame Young 

Martin Luther King Jr. Assembly Highlights Activism Through Music

Lucia P. January 27, 2022

On January 14th, Westridge celebrated Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a virtual assembly titled MLK'S Legacy: Activism in Art Throughout the Years. Guest speaker Kwame Young shared influential music...

Before the Orchestra Assembly.

The Show Must Go On! Westridge’s Chamber Orchestra Has Its First Assembly Of the Year.

Lilah R., Staff Writer January 6, 2022

On November 29th, Chamber Orchestra had its very first assembly of the year, a relaxed “concert in the park” in Herrick Quad. Students sat down on the grass during a sunny day and listened to a wide...

Students engaging in a discussion for a Colonial Society Primary Source Jigsaw activity in Global Studies: Latin America

History Department Introduces Two New Courses

Cindy C. December 13, 2021

Upper School students now have two new history course options: Research in History and Global Studies: Latin America. These new course offerings are a continuation of the history department’s goal to...

Andrea Kassar

Andrea Kassar’s Week At Westridge: “An abstract excitement became a really real excitement.”

Ilena M. December 13, 2021

From November first through fifth, incoming Head of School Ms. Andrea Kassar spent her first week touring Westridge since accepting her new position. During the last hour of school before Thanksgiving...

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