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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“What did I do wrong?”: My Experience Dealing With COVID-19 Shame

“What did I do wrong?”: My Experience Dealing With COVID-19 Shame

Sarah L. May 31, 2022

From where it sat atop my messy biology notebook and test my teacher had handed back minutes prior, my phone buzzed. I prepared to read a message of praise from my parents for acing a harder-than-usual...

My Covert Islamic Identity at Westridge

My Covert Islamic Identity at Westridge

Hannya Kandil May 31, 2022

Two months ago, Ramadan, the holiest month of the year for Muslims, ended. I have so many beloved memories of how my family has celebrated Ramadan—reunions in Cairo, lanterns lit around the house, the...

Mei Mei as a Red Panda Pictured with Her Mom and Tyler (Right) and Friends (Left) Miriam, Priya, and Abby (Left to Right).

What Turning Red Taught Me About Embracing Imperfection

Verena W. May 31, 2022

Growing up as an Asian American, I didn’t see a lot of Disney movies I could relate to. I would be dressed up in Cinderella and Bell princess gowns wishing I could be like them. Besides Mulan, I never...

Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Bill Isn’t About Protecting Kids. It’s Blatant Homophobia

Florida’s Don’t Say Gay Bill Isn’t About Protecting Kids. It’s Blatant Homophobia

Eliza W. May 31, 2022

On March 28th, Florida’s governor Ron DeSantis signed the Parental Rights in Education Bill into law. The new law “prohibits classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in certain...

The Chinese New Year that Gifted me a Sense of Home after a Natural Disaster

The Chinese New Year that Gifted me a Sense of Home after a Natural Disaster

Verena W. May 31, 2022

Never in the sixteen years of my life could I have imagined what happened on the night of January 14th, 2022. As I finished a fun Friday game night over Zoom, I heard a loud gust of wind howl through my...

Jodi Kreyman walking the halls of her high school.

Review: “Tall Girl 2” Is Beyond Disappointing. And I’m Not Surprised.

Sophene A. March 21, 2022

While I did not go into the sequel having high hopes, Netflix’s “Tall Girl 2,” released on Friday, February 11 was worse than I expected. The first movie’s meaningless premise and trivialization...

The Backstory: The Flying Pirate From Westridge

The Backstory: The Flying Pirate From Westridge

Ilena Moses March 21, 2022

“Lives of impact begin at Westridge,” read the pastel signs above Madeline Court as I impactfully shove a burrito into my mouth while rushing across campus each morning. Indeed. Florence Florentine...

The iconic Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg perform the 2022 Super Bowl Halftime Show.

Opinion: Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar Shine in Super Bowl Halftime Show

Ella B. March 2, 2022

The Super Bowl was here, and now it’s gone, but it didn’t leave without giving viewers a nostalgic halftime performance. Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Mary J. Blige, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and others...

Britney Spears posing for cameras.

Toxic Celebrity Culture, Britney, and Me

Mckenna D. February 20, 2022

In November 2021, pop star Britney Spears revealed that she had been stuck in a toxic and restricting conservatorship for the past 13 years. Spears took her case to court to fight for her financial and...

Opinion: COVID-19 Stigma: What It Is and How Its Dangerous to the Pandemic

Opinion: COVID-19 Stigma: What It Is and How It’s Dangerous to the Pandemic

Sophene A. February 14, 2022

Christine Hutchinson explained to The Chicago Tribune that her nose began to feel sniffly on the second day of her family’s holiday trip. At first, Christine thought nothing of it, but when others she...

(Photo Credit: Variety Magazine)

Netflix’s Maid Reveals Society’s Twisted Definition of Domestic Violence

Sophene Avedissian February 14, 2022

With nowhere else to go, Alex, along with her daughter Maddy, spends the night in her car after fleeing her abusive, alcoholic partner. Later in the first episode of Netflix’s series Maid, the mother...

5 Things That Made Spider-man: No Way Home Spectacular

5 Things That Made Spider-man: No Way Home Spectacular

Ella B. February 14, 2022

Let me start by prefacing: I am not a huge Marvel fan. In fact, I’ve only seen like two other movies that are part of the Marvel franchise, but I love spider-man. I’ve had a strong appreciation for...

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