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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Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” was a Sweet Nothing 

Taylor Swift’s “Midnights” was a Sweet Nothing 

Mirella C. November 7, 2022

11-time Grammy winner Taylor Swift first announced her 2022 album titled Midnights last August, resurrecting Swifties worldwide after a two-year dry spell. Swift coined the album as “the stories of 13...

The 28 finalist candidates for Pasadenas Royal Court in front of the Tournament House.

Three Westridge Seniors and One Alumna Selected as Finalists for Pasadena’s Royal Court

Hailey T. November 7, 2022

On the morning of Tuesday, September 27, the 28 finalist candidates for Pasadena's Royal Court lined the front steps of the Tournament House for a group photo before embarking on their final round of interviews....

Ms. Emma Hoo, Westridges Lower and Middle School Assistant, poses in front of Madeline Court in a vibrant green jumper.

Humans of Westridge: Assistant to Lower and Middle School Emma Ho’o

Ella B. November 7, 2022

Emma Ho’o is an interracial adoptee, a lover of Anthony Bourdain, and Westridge’s Lower and Middle School Assistant. Born in Peru, she was adopted as an infant by a white British woman and a Chinese-American....

Westridgettes, Natalie S. ’23 and Briar B. ’23, carrying the Tiger mascot Westridgette, Grace N. ’23.

Roll Call! Diversity, Inclusion, and School Spirit: What Does it Mean to be a Westridgette?

Katie Shirreffs and Lilah Rangel October 3, 2022

Students and faculty crowd around Herrick Quad, murmuring amongst each other, anticipating what is to come. Suddenly a group of seniors in decorated shirts come flying out, and in an instant, the audience’s...

New Service Requirements Provide Flexibility to Students

New Service Requirements Provide Flexibility to Students

Tanvi C. and Hannah W. October 2, 2022

Last year, Westridge implemented new service requirements and options for students. Three major additions to the curriculum include the Commitment to Service (CTS), a change in required hours, and a final...

Canvas Dashboard, where students can see an overall view of their classes.

Reaction is Mixed as Westridge Moves from Finalsite to Canvas Learning Management System

Jessica W. October 2, 2022

At the end of the previous school year, Westridge announced through an email that the school will be changing its learning management system from Finalsite Learn to Canvas from the 2022 fall school year...

Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

Westridge Says Goodbye to Faculty

May 31, 2022

This year, Spyglass is sad to see many of our Westridge faculty and staff members leave our community. While some are retiring and others are pursuing other opportunities, we wish all of them the best...

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...

“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?”

“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?”

Katie Shirreffs May 31, 2022

“What does it mean to be a girls’ school when we’re no longer living in a binary world?” Ms. Sarah Jallo, Senior Director for Enrollment Management and Student Outcomes, explained that this...

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...

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