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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With demanding academics and time-consuming extracurriculars, what do Westridge students sleep habits look like?

What Do the Sleeping Schedules of Westridge Students Look Like? Spyglass Asked 200+ Students to Find Out.

Rebecca L. April 14, 2024

With demanding academics and time-consuming extracurriculars, it’s not uncommon for Westridge students to sacrifice sleep first in their long list of to-dos.  According to the Centers for Disease Control...

Seniors Julia H., Lauren K., and Verena W. at a train station in Berlin

Journeys Filled With Laughter and Learning: Students Bond While Exploring New Places Together During Discovery Week

Gia S. and Lily C. April 14, 2024

This Discovery Week, some Westridge students trekked up the trail of Macchu Picchu in Peru while others learned about Los Angeles’ vibrant cinematic history. Each trip, whether local, regional, or international,...

Westridge alumnae raise their hands to represent their graduating year during the luncheon.

Alumnae Weekend Made Me a Westridge Patriot

Mirella C. April 14, 2024

On Saturday, March 9th, groups of Westridge alumnae reunited at Westridge for the school’s annual Alumnae Weekend celebration. As I stepped onto campus with my Spyglass sweatshirt and tote bag—clearly...

Valentines Day Etc.

Valentine’s Day Etc.

February 12, 2024

A handful of Westridge classes have incorporated a flipped learning approach. Teachers aim to find the right balance between traditional and flipped learning. (Eliza K. ’26)

Westridge Teachers Seek to Find the Right Balance Between Traditional and Flipped Learning

Sophene A. and Arden R. February 12, 2024

The confused tourist in an unfamiliar culture, a stubborn train on a dilapidated track, a fierce soldier heading into no man’s land. Depending on the subject, learning can feel like any of the above....

Westridge students consider opportunities for co-ed social exposure in a single-sex school.

Desperately Seeking Social: What Co-Ed Social Opportunity Looks Like at an All-Girls School

Mirella C. February 12, 2024

Last fall, for the first time in my high school career, I forayed into the realm of high school football games by attending several at Loyola and St. Francis—infamous for their large student turnout....

The six students who attended SDLC from left to right Saba K. 25, Emmabella B. M. 25, Micaela R. 26, Isabel d. L. 26, Kanon I. 26, Shania W. 27. (Ian Tatum)

“It was probably the best experience of my sophomore year:” Six Westridge Students Attend the 2023 Student Diversity Leadership Conference

Rebecca L. December 11, 2023

From November 29 to December 2, six Westridge students traveled to St. Louis, Missouri to attend the Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC). SDLC is a nationwide conference where hundreds of high...

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...

Discovery Week Trip “Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana” Is Canceled Due To “Unforeseen Logistical Challenges”

Discovery Week Trip “Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana” Is Canceled Due To “Unforeseen Logistical Challenges”

Valentina V. December 11, 2023

On November 28 at 11:06 a.m., the families of juniors signed up for the Discovery Week “Crossing Borders: San Diego/Tijuana” trip received an email from Director of Upper School Mr. Gary Baldwin notifying...

A snapshot of Mr. Baldwins email sent to families.

Discovery Week 2024 Announcement and Sign-Ups Raise Equity Concerns And Minimal Enthusiasm

Ilena M. November 13, 2023

6:59 AM on Monday, November 6. Sydney S. ’25, along with every other student in the junior class, sat patiently at her computer, waiting for 7:00, when the first-come, first-serve SignUpGenius form...

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