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 protest in 2019 that advocated for menstrual equity. (The Guardian)

California’s Bill Ignites Discussion Regarding Period Poverty

Sophene A. October 4, 2021

On February 1, Assemblymember Cristina Garcia introduced AB-367, a bill that would bring California a large step closer to achieving menstrual equity by providing free period products such as pads...

Protest against SB 8 at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/Associated Press)

Texas Abortion Ban SB 8: 6 Things You Should Know and Why You Should Care

Sophene A. October 4, 2021

1. SB 8 Bans Abortion as Early as Six Weeks On September 1, 2021, a Texas law that bans abortions as early as six weeks went into effect. The law, Senate Bill (SB) 8, explains that individuals can sue...

Ann Jarvis

5 ‘Mom’umental Facts About Mother’s Day

Katie X. May 17, 2021

With Mother’s Day just passing, people all around the world have spent their fair share of time showing their gratitude towards their mothers. Below is some background information and fun facts about...

One of Farm2Powers Produce Boxes (@farm2power on instagram)

Westridge Alumni Create a New Collective Supporting BIPOC Farmers

Lauren C. and Mckenna D. May 16, 2021

Westridge Alumni Zoya Abbas ‘18, Amari Gaiter ‘17, Sarah Bacio ‘17, Elliot Snow ‘17 and Shoop Rosario ‘17 were unhappy with the food inequalities in their community. Together, they started the...

Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech

Mars Rover Lands Close to Home

Sophia H., Managing Editor March 12, 2021

On February 18, 2021, Westridge watched as the Mars rover Perseverance touched down safely at Jerezo Crater, marking an incredible win for space travel and, more intimately, for members of the Westridge...

Charye is a popular ceremony for ancestors.

Lunar New Year Traditions Around Asia

Brittany A. March 1, 2021

Lunar New Year marks the start of the lunar calendar and a new moon cycle. For many people in East Asian countries, it is a time for families to come together to celebrate, feast, and welcome the new year.  The...

Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants

Best Quarantine Take Out Restaurants

Sophia H., Managing Editor January 28, 2021
For anyone who is feeling tired of meal prepping and wants to support businesses around the Los Angeles area, here are a list of favorite take out places for each of your hankerings.
Westridge Community Reflects on Pro-Trump Riots at Capitol Hill

Westridge Community Reflects on Pro-Trump Riots at Capitol Hill

Caroline L. January 23, 2021

On Jan. 6, 2021, a mob of pro-Trump rioters stormed the Capitol building in Washington, D.C. Some carried Confederate flags as they broke windows, knocked down doors, and forcibly entered the House and...

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Signals Hope for the Future

Joe Biden’s Inauguration Signals Hope for the Future

Daria H., Staff Writer January 21, 2021

On Wednesday January 20, Joe Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. This inauguration signaled new hope and relief for many in the Westridge community.  “I’m feeling...

Tribute Mural by Tyke Witness located at El Toro Bravo Tortilleria, Costa Mesa.

Kobe Bryant and the Lakers Inspire Art Community

Brittany A. November 2, 2020

Following the Los Angeles Lakers’ victory in the 2020 NBA championship on Sunday, October 11th, hundreds of Lakers fans gathered to celebrate the win. The championship gave rise to a new wave of street...

Kamala Harris endorses Joe Biden at one of his campaign rallies on March 9.

Kamala Harris’s Nomination Is Met With Both Excitement And Hesitation

Katie S. and Mckenna D. October 12, 2020

With the election right around the corner, Westridge’s students and faculty share their opinions about Kamala Harris and her historic nomination as the first woman of color running for vice president...

Smoke from the Bobcat fire hangs over the San Gabriel Mountains

Fires Continue to Rage Across Western United States, Raising Questions about White House Administration’s Preparedness

Caroline L. October 12, 2020

Fires continue to burn across the Western United States, making this season the West Coast’s worst fire season in 70 years. The blazes have taken at least 35 lives, destroyed buildings and homes, and...

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