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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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Opinion: Dear Administration, It’s Time To Get Serious About Enforcing The Uniform Policy

Opinion: Dear Administration, It’s Time To Get Serious About Enforcing The Uniform Policy

Sophene A. December 13, 2021

As I get ready for the day ahead of me, I wear the same uniform-approved khaki skirt, white shirt, and green jacket every morning. I don’t even think about it until I arrive at school, when my motivation...

Why I Quit Speech & Debate

Why I Quit Speech & Debate

Ella B. December 13, 2021

The alarm from my Amazon Alexa woke me up in a panic. It shouldn't be like this, I thought to myself. It was 5:00 am on a cold November morning. Outside, it was pitch black and my house was silent. I felt...

The Backstory: How Weird Clothes Brightened Up the Dark Ages

The Backstory: How Weird Clothes Brightened Up the Dark Ages

Ilena M. December 13, 2021

I’m pretty sure they weren’t called the “Dark Ages” because of their poor clothing trends, but the Medieval world sure had its fair share of questionable fashion choices. From pointy hats to super...

Director and actress Taylor Swift stands with the film’s stars, Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink at the premiere of her short film All Too Well

Review: Taylor Swift’s Short Film All Too Well Sheds Light On Relationships With Unequal Power Dynamics

Ella B. December 13, 2021

Scrolling through my social media the morning after All Too Well’s debut, I saw Instagram stories reposting photos and Twitter memes demonizing Taylor Swift's ex-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. Being...

The Enduring Power of the Witch

The Enduring Power of the Witch

Genevieve W., Contributor November 8, 2021

When I was younger, October was about carving pumpkins and eating candy, but recently, I’ve noticed a force outshining all the rest: the witch. With the passing of Halloween, you might think her time...

Along with attending actual therapy, my mom seemed to be ordering a new “battle your perfectionism” book each day like: Let go of Who You Think You’re Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are. I even got a manual of sorts, A Practical Guide to Managing ‘Never Good Enough.’

Who am I Without Perfectionism? Learning to Stand Up to My Obsessive Thoughts

Eliza W., Writing Editor November 8, 2021

At the end of ninth grade, when I was reviewing the course catalog to choose my classes for next year, I was immediately attracted to classes denoted as honors. AP classes were even more appealing.The...

AJ Pollock walks off the field after he was the final out of the series

Did the Dodgers Disappoint Again?

Ella B. November 8, 2021

On the night of Saturday, October 23rd, the Atlanta Braves got themselves sweet revenge: a National League Championship, a trip to the World Series, and a playoff series win against the Dodgers. The...

The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature

The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature

Ilena M. October 3, 2021
The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!
Taking Care of My Curls:  A Journey and How-to-Guide

Taking Care of My Curls: A Journey and How-to-Guide

Isabella W. May 17, 2021
Beginning a few months ago, I introduced the curly hair routine to my wavy-haired friend in desperate need of a scrunch and plop situation. Since then, I have made a pretty impressive outreach to several other people including my friend’s mom.
A picture of me on the day of my 16th birthday

May is Brain Tumor Awareness Month, and One Survivor Shares Her Story

Nitya C. May 16, 2021

Before I start, I begin with gratitude for those who hold a space for me to share my story. So, here it goes: I’m Nitya Chawla, and I’m proud to say that I am a three-time brain tumor (craniopharyngioma)...

Art Credit: Jacqueline Lee

Opinion: I’m Abandoning Performative Activism. Here’s Why You Should Too.

Eliza W. May 16, 2021

As I tap through stories on my Instagram feed, I see the same five activism posts of the day shared over again by classmates and celebrities alike. “BLM” written in a loopy font against a pale pink...

Phoebe Bridgers Punisher Album Cover. (Wikipedia)

Review: The Relatable Meaning Behind “Punisher” by Phoebe Bridgers

Atalanta C-B May 13, 2021

Phoebe Bridgers fills her album Punisher, a Grammy nominee for Best Alternative Music Album that lost to Fiona Apple’s album Fetch the Bolt Cutters, with beautifully emotional and melancholy songs....

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