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Westridge students gather for a Tiger Week class. Even when used recreationally, videoconferencing is often still mentally draining.

The Ups and Downs of Zoom Culture

Ilena M. April 12, 2021
With its pros, cons, and 150 millisecond time lag, the adaptation to Zoom life is shaping an entirely new culture of human interaction. 
Rachel K on a balcony enjoying the view

What Do Students Think About In-Person School?

Katie X. April 12, 2021

After spending a little over a year entirely online, students have begun returning to campus.  Lower and middle schoolers have already been back for on-campus remote learning as well as social and emotional...

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

When Did The Pandemic Become Real To You? Students and Faculty Respond.

Daria H. and Julia W. April 12, 2021

On March 13, 2020, Westridge closed its doors after a coronavirus case was diagnosed in Los Angeles. Most members of the community believed that everything would go back to normal after spring break, but...

Alumnae and Faculty Honored During Alumnae Weekend

Alumnae and Faculty Honored During Alumnae Weekend

Lucia P. and Mckenna D. April 12, 2021

Vintage music played in the background while Westridge alumnae joined the Zoom meeting, some unmuting to chat or report a tech problem. The organizers of the online event stayed muted and allowed past...

Student Well-Being Improves with Later Start Times

Student Well-Being Improves with Later Start Times

Brittany A. and Isabella W. April 12, 2021

Since classes have shifted to remote learning, the adjusted schedule now has a later start time. Previously, a Spyglass article titled “Opinion: Late Start Gives Students a Head Start in School” discussed...

The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didn't Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

The Backstory: Three Historical Couples Who Didn’t Start Wars, End Empires, Or Marry Their Cousins

Ilena M. February 28, 2021
It's time to grab our bottomless boxes of chocolate and celebrate some historical couples who didn't go on dates in graveyards, hang out with Nazis, or behead their spouses.
Opinion: A Family Divided

Opinion: A Family Divided

Sophene A. February 3, 2021

Every year, on my birthday, my grandmother and I make one of my favorite dishes, dolmas. Dolmas are a traditional Armenian dish of ground meat wrapped in grape leaves. When I was little, I could only watch...

Opinion: Why Students Should Write More Personal Narratives

Opinion: Why Students Should Write More Personal Narratives

Jacqueline Y. February 1, 2021

As I revised my personal statement college essay for the ninth time, I grumbled in frustration. I had spent the past month editing, rewriting, and brainstorming topics that would hopefully let colleges...

Column: Green Gastronomy: Muddy Paw Coffee

Column: Green Gastronomy: Muddy Paw Coffee

Mirelle L. February 1, 2021

Muddy Paw Coffee 3320 Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90026 4610 Eagle Rock Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90041   Rating: Waste – 5/5 Disposables – 3.5/5 Compliance – 5/5 Food...

Art by Maya L. '22

@BlackatWestridge: Key Next Step In Westridge’s Efforts To Diversify

Sophia H. October 11, 2020

With 1,200 followers and posts averaging 200 to 300 likes, the @Blackatwestridge_ Instagram page presents a key next step in the Westridge community’s efforts to diversify.  @BlackatWestridge,...

The senior class photo.

Senior Year During a Pandemic

Emily S. May 15, 2020

May marks the start of a month full of senior activities ranging from Chalk Day to Vespers. While none of these events may take place in person anymore, virtual equivalents for each event are in the works....

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