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Westridge Microaggressions Assembly on Zoom

Westridge Microaggressions Assembly Reveals Need for More Safe Places

Julia W. December 16, 2020
On October 14, Westridge faculty, staff, and students gathered remotely for the “Let’s Talk - Microaggressions” assembly. Lower, Middle and Upper school came together to discuss how students could identify microaggressions and properly address them.
The maintenance staff. (Felicia Johnson)

Westridge’s Maintenance Staff Prepares Campus for Students’ Return

Katie S., Writing Editor November 21, 2020

Every other morning at 6 am, Elias Aguilar arrives at Westridge for work. He is met with a near-empty parking lot and a ghostly quiet campus. Aguilar is a Maintenance Technician, and his job includes keeping...

Fall Festival Poster Art by Adeline K. '24

Fall Festival: Westridge Theatre Goes Online

Daria H., Staff Writer November 12, 2020

A typical theatre production at Westridge starts with eager family and friends bustling around to find their seats in the PAC before the stage grows dark. Ushers pass out programs at the door, and...

Microsoft Teams app loading screen.

Microsoft Teams Video Presence Raises Questions of Privacy and Distraction

Katie S., Writing Editor November 2, 2020

When students and teachers join their online classes each morning, they are greeted by a mosaic of faces and backgrounds. Microsoft Team’s video feature helps foster discussion and connection, yet questions...

Stephanie C. ’25 in a debate tournament at home.

The New Age of Speech and Debate

Ella B. November 1, 2020

Please bear in mind that the author is a member of the Westridge Speech and Debate Team.  The Westridge Speech and Debate Team’s season is yet another activity impacted by remote learning. After...

Remote Learning Brings Club Leaders New Challenges

Jessica W. November 1, 2020

Thirty-eight clubs are offered this year—the most Westridge has ever had—despite remote learning. Clubs such as the Cooking and Culture Club, Madhatter Knits, Calligraphy Chums, and STF (She’s the...

Maribella M. '21 receives her ring in her car.

Pandemic Forces Junior Ring Ceremony Organizers to Improvise

Jessica W. October 11, 2020

Amid the chaos of wildfires and a pandemic, social-gatherings are being canceled left and right, but not Westridge’s Ring Ceremony, which seniors attended on September 17 via a Zoom call. With coronavirus...

Students get ready to participate in this years Greek and Roman events.

Greek and Roman Initiation Celebrated Online

Eliza W. October 11, 2020

A typical Greek and Roman Initiation includes a sea of students dressed in yellow and blue attire swarming the campus screaming, “Go Greeks!” and “Go Romans!” Music blares out from all corners...

Orla I. '22 and Middle School History Teacher, Jennifer Irish, with their brand new puppies.

Quarantined? Try Joining the Trend and Get a New Pet!

Julia W. October 11, 2020

During quarantine, bread baking, Animal Crossing, puzzles, and TikTok dances all climbed to the top of a list labeled, “Everything That's Gone Viral During the Pandemic.” With more time at home, in...

Dr. Jim Holland (top right), Colleen Hargaden (top left), Zoe Muñoz (bottom left), & Tina Singh (bottom right)

Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

May 15, 2020

This year, Spyglass is sad to see many of our Westridge faculty and staff members leave our community. While some are retiring and others are pursuing other opportunities, we wish all of them the best...

The senior class photo.

Senior Year During a Pandemic

Emily S. May 15, 2020

May marks the start of a month full of senior activities ranging from Chalk Day to Vespers. While none of these events may take place in person anymore, virtual equivalents for each event are in the works....

Quarantine Staff Picks

Sophia H. May 7, 2020

Westridge students are all experiencing quarantine differently. Some of us are trying to make vegan pie crust, others are discovering classic rock, and many are finally watching Tiger King. If you’re...

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