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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“Disabled Is Not a Bad Word”: Abby P. ’25 Is Dedicated to Destigmatizing Disabilities

“Disabled Is Not a Bad Word”: Abby P. ’25 Is Dedicated to Destigmatizing Disabilities

Sophene Avedissian May 30, 2022

“I get stared at a lot in public. I get pointed at. I’ve gotten really weird comments. I’ve gotten ganged up on by kids,” explained Abby P. ’25. As a freshman at Westridge, her experiences as...

Westridge’s Policy on the Use of Racial Epithets Raises Questions About the Line Between Censorship and Protection

Westridge’s Policy on the Use of Racial Epithets Raises Questions About the Line Between Censorship and Protection

Eliza Walpert and Hannah Whang February 14, 2022

  Last year Westridge implemented a new policy on the use of racial epithets on campus under the “Anti-Bullying Policy” in the 2021-2022 Student/Parent Handbook. The policy states: “Racial...

What is it like to be a Long-Term Sub? Subs and Students Weigh in on Rewards and Challenges

What is it like to be a Long-Term Sub? Subs and Students Weigh in on Rewards and Challenges

Ariana E. December 13, 2021

Substitute teachers are an essential part of a school’s operation. The reality is that sometimes teachers need to step away from the classroom, sometimes for a class, sometimes for a day, and sometimes...

Ian Tatum, Director of Equity (left), and Tamara Shahar Jaffe, Dean of Lower and Middle School Student Voices (right)

New Hires Ian Tatum and Tamara Jaffe Further Westridge’s Commitment to DEI

Hannya K. November 8, 2021

Advocating for and creating change—whether for society, yourself, or a handful of individuals—is in no way an easy task. How does anyone committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) find...

“It’s Just a Toxic Place to Be”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Studies Confirming Instagram’s Harmful Effect on Teens’ Body Image

“It’s Just a Toxic Place to Be”: Facebook Whistleblower Reveals Studies Confirming Instagram’s Harmful Effect on Teens’ Body Image

Daria H. and Sophene A. November 8, 2021

On October 5, Frances Haugen, the Facebook whistle-blower, testified to Congress, in which she provided information regarding the social media giant’s negative impacts on society and democracy. Haugen,...

Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members

Westridge Welcomes New Faculty Members

October 3, 2021

As the year begins, Spyglass would like to welcome all those new to the Westridge Community. We hope you will join us in welcoming them to our community and get to know them better through these brief...

One staffer reflects on growing up in a post 9/11 world.

Honoring the Past While Analyzing the Future: Reflections on Growing Up in a Post 9/11 World

Daria H. October 3, 2021

My stomach twisted itself into knots when Joe Busch, Upper School Math teacher, told me about the grinding sound of the tower collapsing, watching it burn, and seeing people jump from the buildings. Here...

Westridges DEI Efforts Part 3: Moving Forward

Westridge’s DEI Efforts Part 3: Moving Forward

Katie S. May 23, 2021
7 students and faculty shared their thoughts for moving forward with Westridge’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) efforts.
Natalie V. 21 celebrates her commitment to Auburn University.

Seniors Reflect on a College Process Like No Other

Sophia H. May 17, 2021

For roughly the past eight months, Westridge seniors have endured the seemingly endless process of applying to colleges across and beyond the United States. Finally, past the May 1 deadline by which most...

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