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: What Joining JV Basketball Taught Me About Self-Confidence

Opinion: What Joining JV Basketball Taught Me About Self-Confidence

Gia S. March 21, 2022

I wish this article was about a girl who sucked at sports, decided to join a sport, and was miraculously visited by a fairy godmother-coach who transformed her into an effortlessly high-scoring, well-balanced...

President Zelensky: The Face of Hope for Ukraine

President Zelensky: The Face of Hope for Ukraine

Lucia P. March 21, 2022

 On February 18th, as 190,000 Russian troops gathered along the Ukrainian border, Zelensky projected a sense of calm, steadfast courage.  During the initial invasion, Russian propaganda claimed Zelensky...

Advanced Knife Juggling 101 & Other Suggested Replacements to the AP Curriculum

Advanced Knife Juggling 101 & Other Suggested Replacements to the AP Curriculum

Ilena M. March 21, 2022

“…Westridge has decided to move away from the College Board's Advanced Placement (AP) program. It will be replaced with Advanced Courses designed to make rigor come alive in ways that promote deeper...

All School Day and We Are Westridge Day Events: A 2022 Comedy of Cancellations

All School Day and We Are Westridge Day Events: A 2022 Comedy of Cancellations

Lilah R. March 21, 2022

On March 15th, Dean of Upper School Activities Brittany Coker sent out an email notifying the community that Westridge would say goodbye to All School Day and hello to We Are Westridge Day. “We are excited...

Westridge freshman Fiona Z., Jennifer L., and Cecilia P. hang out maskless outdoors for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic.

Westridge Ends Mask Mandate, Announces Other COVID Protocol Changes

Jessica W. and Ella B. March 13, 2022

On March 9th, Head of School Elizabeth McGregor sent a school-wide email announcing that indoor masking will be “optional, though strongly recommended, in school settings'' after having a conversation...

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...

Westridge’s Policy on the Use of Racial Epithets Raises Questions About the Line Between Censorship and Protection

Westridge’s Policy on the Use of Racial Epithets Raises Questions About the Line Between Censorship and Protection

Eliza W. and Hannah W. February 14, 2022

  Last year Westridge implemented a new policy on the use of racial epithets on campus under the “Anti-Bullying Policy” in the 2021-2022 Student/Parent Handbook. The policy states: “Racial...

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Oddball Week of Remote Learning Causes Westridge Community to Reflect on the Pandemic

Reed D. February 14, 2022

  On Sunday, January 9, Head of School Elizabeth McGregor announced to the Westridge community that, due to processing delays of COVID-19 tests from the prior week, the next day of school would...

Avoid the Shipping Crisis with Handmade Holiday Gifts

Avoid the Shipping Crisis with Handmade Holiday Gifts

Reed D. December 13, 2021

With the global supply chain still facing disruptions as a result of the pandemic, many are concerned about finding gifts that will arrive for the upcoming holiday season. Instead of wishing and praying...

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...

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