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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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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Class Pet by Noelle D. and Maya K.

Class Pet

Maya K. and Noelle D. February 12, 2024

Mr. Mermelstein talking about the criminal justice system with 8th graders.

Guest Speaker Sheds Light on Inequities of the Justice System

Karalim C. February 12, 2024

On Monday, January 8, 8th grade students met in the Mudd Pit for a deep dive into the criminal justice system with guest speaker and criminal justice lawyer Mr. Mark Mermelstein. 8th Grade History Teacher...

”They looped and meandered, like long conversations with close friends.” -Ms. Anna Bondoc.
Ms. Bondoc loved to draw art that traced bird wing movements.

She Painted Birds In Flight And Helped Me Fly: An 8th grader Remembers 6th grade with Anna Bondoc

Lorelei C.-E. February 12, 2024

On a hectic Wednesday morning, I made my way across Herrick Quad and towards the crowded library where the celebration of life for Anna Bondoc, my sixth-grade English teacher, would be taking place. I...

Is this how you do it? A non-athlete’s soccer journey

“Is this how you do it?” A non-athlete’s soccer journey

Ruby S. February 12, 2024

You’re never going to believe what I did a couple weeks ago. I can barely believe it myself. I tried out for the middle school soccer team. It was definitely a spur of the moment thing. I had heard the...

Dr. Kelly talking to students about whats happening in their homes before playing the video. (Masami Hansen)

“Either people didn’t know what to say, or they didn’t feel comfortable saying something.” Dr. Kelly hosts a middle school lunchtime discussion on the war in Gaza.

Ruby S. December 11, 2023

On November 15, Director of Lower and Middle School Dr. Zanita Kelly hosted a lunch time talk for middle schoolers to discuss the war in Gaza. Middle school students and teachers trickled into Mudd.  Most...

Travis Kelce and Taylor Swift out for dinner in New York City during Taylors break from the Eras Tour (PC: Gotham/GC Pictures)

Opinion: Taylor Swift’s Personal Life—Met With Misogyny Again

Lorelei C.-E., Staff Writer December 10, 2023

It’s a Sunday afternoon, and I wander into my house attempting to escape the September heat as my eye wanders to the TV screen. The first video shot of Taylor Swift cheering on her new boyfriend, Kansas...

Ms. Farrell Heydorff, Dean of Lower and Middle School Student Activities, sitting at her desk.

Ms. Farrell Heydorff Retires From the Military After Twenty Years of Service

Sophene A. November 13, 2023

This past weekend, on November 11, the country observed Veterans Day, honoring all those who have selflessly served in the United States military. This year’s celebration of Veterans Day is particularly...

(Lexi E.) Finished breakfast burritos waiting to be put out.

OPINION: The Breakfast Burrito Unwrapped

Ruby S. October 2, 2023

Westridge students love to debate and argue, but there’s one thing we can agree on: how much we all enjoy the Commons’ breakfast burrito.  What’s not to love? The creamy scrambled eggs, the crispy...

A different view of the river. It was muddy due to a mudslide that took place two weeks before the overnight, caused by a storm. However, by the time we swam in the river with the horses, it was much clearer.

I took a leap of faith and crossed a river

Lorelei C. October 1, 2023

Last summer I took a leap of faith and did something I never imagined I could do: For two weeks in June I lived in a deep and magical forest in northern California at Bar 717 Camp Trinity. No, there...

Teams “Highly Likely” to return as Westridge’s primary messaging app, says Sally Miller, Director of Technology

Teams “Highly Likely” to return as Westridge’s primary messaging app, says Sally Miller, Director of Technology

Lorelei C. and Dillan R. May 30, 2023

Communication is key for any school and plays an important role in the community.In the fall of 2022, Westridge moved to Canvas, a new learning management system, which included Pronto, an integrated messaging...

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