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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A protester holds a portrait of Mahsa Amini during a demonstration in support of Amini.

Protests Erupt Across Iran Following the Death of Mahsa Amini

Sophene A. November 7, 2022

Protests and demonstrations continue to take place in Iran following the death of 22-year-old Mahsa Amini. Amini died three days after being detained on September 13 for supposedly violating the country’s...

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Grabs Spotlight at the Beginning of the Supreme Court’s New Term

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson Grabs Spotlight at the Beginning of the Supreme Court’s New Term

Sophene A. November 7, 2022

Justice Ketanji Brown Jackson, who was appointed by President Joe Biden, made her first public appearance on the Supreme Court bench in early October 2022. She was formally welcomed to the court during...

Participants in the Women’s March and Rally for Abortion Justice in Los Angeles on October 2, 2021

A Post-Roe America: Abortion in California

Sophene A. November 7, 2022

  The United States Supreme Court reversed Roe v. Wade on June 24th, marking the end to the constitutional right to abortion that was upheld for nearly a half-century. A 5-4 vote overturned the...

Candidates at a debate hosted at the University of Southern California (USC).

Homelessness and Public Safety: The Issues That Will Decide Los Angeles’s Mayoral Election

Sophene A. May 31, 2022

A handful of candidates are hoping to follow Eric Garcetti, who has served as Mayor of Los Angeles for the past eight years. The five leading candidates running to replace Garcetti include developer Rick...

21 Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting

21 Killed in Texas Elementary School Shooting

Sophene A. May 31, 2022

On May 24, 19 children and two adults were murdered in a school shooting at Robb Elementary located in Uvalde, Texas. The students of Robb Elementary were attending their last week of school before summer...

Five Independent Local Coffee Shops to Visit From a Diehard Coffee Drinker

Five Independent Local Coffee Shops to Visit From a Diehard Coffee Drinker

Reed D. May 30, 2022

There’s something very charming about small coffee shops that I can’t put into words and that chains can’t replicate. I totally understand the appeal of chain coffee shops—first of all, they’re...

Kamila Valieva during her short program at Beijing 2022.

Olympic Skater Doping Scandal Questions if Minors Should Compete in the Olympics

Katie X. March 21, 2022

At 15, Kamila Valieva, a Russian figure skater, made history at the 2022 Beijing Olympics when she became the first woman to land a quad jump or four revolutions in the air at the Olympics. However, her...

The United States women’s soccer team celebrates their victory of winning the last two World Cups.

U.S. Soccer and Women’s Team Reach a $24 Million Equal Pay Settlement

Sophene Avedissian March 21, 2022

After a six-year battle for equal pay and treatment, the U.S. Women’s Soccer team reached a $24 million settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation on Tuesday, February 22. The multimillion-dollar settlement...

Manuel Oliver, father of a teenager killed in the Parkland school shooting, holds a banner calling Biden to take action on gun violence. (Photo Credit: Stefani Reynolds/AFP/Getty Images)

Parkland School Shooting Survivors Remain Disappointed Four Years Later

Sophene A. March 21, 2022

On February 14, 2018, Alyssa Alhadeff, a freshman soccer player who, according to her mother, “took every second of her life and did something with it,” was killed. Scott Biegel, geography teacher...

Lia Thomas competing against Yale and Dartmouth in Women’s swimming and Diving—January 8, 2022

Teammates of University of Pennsylvania Transgender Swimmer Lia Thomas Speak Out

Lucia Pierandozzi March 2, 2022

Lia Thomas, a 22-year-old transgender woman on the University of Pennsylvania swim team, has been breaking collegiate records in women’s swimming and diving. Despite her success, Thomas’s participation...

College Board Announces New Changes to the SAT

College Board Announces New Changes to the SAT

Ella B. February 14, 2022

On Tuesday, January 25th, the SAT announced changes to their test. The assessment will be taken exclusively on a computer. Additionally, the test-taking time will be decreased from three hours to two hours....

President Biden Follows Through Pledge to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

President Biden Follows Through Pledge to Nominate a Black Woman to the Supreme Court

Sophene A. February 14, 2022

Following 83-year-old United States Supreme Court Justice Stephen Bryer’s announcement to retire, President Biden vowed to appoint the first Black woman to the Supreme Court by the end of February. Biden...

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