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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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Izzy S.

As COVID-19 Cases Surge…So Does Xenophobia

Isabella W. May 1, 2020
On Thursday, March 19, President Donald Trump stood in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House to give updates on the pandemic at hand. However, as he began his speech, something was noticeably different; he began referring to the COVID-19 outbreak as the “Chinese Virus.” 
Abbie K.

Coronavirus Leads to Fallout in Election Process

Caroline P. April 24, 2020
In addition to voting in the presidential primaries, this year U.S. citizens are voting on 435 seats in the House, 35 senate seats, 13 governorships, and multiple state and local elections. However, the spread of Covid-19 raises the question -- how will a global pandemic affect our democratic process? 
Illustration by Soap L. '23

Global Positive Impacts of Social Distancing During Quarantine

Jacqueline Y. April 24, 2020

There have been some positive unintended consequences and impacts of social distancing as more and more cities mandate sheltering in place. Pollution Around the world, the rate of pollution has gone...

Hannah W. '23
At Trader Joe’s, signs are placed near the entrance line, reminding the shoppers the protocols.

5 Groceries Stores To Check Out During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Hannah W. April 24, 2020

Anyone who has shopped for groceries in the past few weeks knows that COVID-19 has created an extraordinary challenge for both grocery stores and customers. In order to prevent the spread of the virus,...

Small Businesses Across the Country Take a Hit from “Shelter in Place” Mandate

Caroline L. April 16, 2020
Over the past couple of months, the coronavirus has taken the lives of over a hundred thousand people worldwide. But it’s also had irreversible impacts on the U.S. economy and delivered shocking blows to small businesses across the country.
In Malibu, beaches often dotted with swimmers are empty.

Photo Essay: Life During Covid-19

Caroline Lopez April 16, 2020
Spyglass recently sent our staffers out to capture images of once-bustling public spaces, grocery stores, and streets that now sit empty as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic. While there is a certain sadness in observing major gathering spots that now lie vacant, the time to document the effects of this virus and capture places in their pristine, untouched state is now.
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