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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The varsity bench watches their team play

Dig Pink! Westridge Hosts 4th Annual Volleyball Game

Ella B. October 19, 2021

Pink shirts, shorts, pants, skirts, socks, hair ties, and shoes could be seen across campus on October 8, 2021. The day is “Dig Pink,” a volleyball game dedicated to breast cancer awareness that holds...

Despite Challenging Changes to the Commons, More Meals Are Being Purchased Than Ever

Despite Challenging Changes to the Commons, More Meals Are Being Purchased Than Ever

Ella B. October 17, 2021

  When students returned to campus last year, the community was left without its popular cafeteria, the Commons. With COVID-19 still affecting Westridge and its community, Brandon Worell, the Director...

The State Street parking lot is nearly always full during school days. (Katie S. 23)

Why the Uptick in Westridge’s Parking Lot Accidents?

Katie S. and Jessica W. October 4, 2021

The Westridge State Street parking lot is no stranger to accidents. Every year, at least four to five accidents are reported to the Campus Safety team. However, in just the first month of school, four...

Protest against SB 8 at the Capitol in Austin, Texas. (Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman/Associated Press)

Texas Abortion Ban SB 8: 6 Things You Should Know and Why You Should Care

Sophene A. October 4, 2021

1. SB 8 Bans Abortion as Early as Six Weeks On September 1, 2021, a Texas law that bans abortions as early as six weeks went into effect. The law, Senate Bill (SB) 8, explains that individuals can sue...

Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. 24

Humans of Westridge: Heidi R. ’24

Ilena M., Managing Editor October 4, 2021
Spyglass' Humans of Westridge series celebrates community through brief spotlights on Westridge students, parents, faculty, and staff.
The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature

The Backstory: Some Fangtastic Suggestions for Warding Off Vampires, Brought to You By Classic European Literature

Ilena M. October 4, 2021
The Backstory is a column celebrating fun and forgotten history!
Outside of Braun, Crystal Z. ’23 plays her flute with her specialized masks.

While Westridge’s Chamber Orchestra Reconvenes, Wind Players Still Face Challenges to Play

Hannah W. October 4, 2021

Westridge’s Chamber Orchestra has finally reunited after practicing online for over a year due to COVID. Although most of the orchestra are able to reassemble normally, the wind instruments still face...

Whats it Like to be Asian at Westridge? (art credit: Izzy S.)

Asian at Westridge: Students and Teachers Share Their Voices

Lauren C. and Hannah W. May 16, 2021

According to NBC News, following the coronavirus pandemic, Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) hate crimes (those that have been reported) increased over 100% in Los Angeles alone. As AAPIs in America...

In-person history class

“Going to school…gives me a chance to wear my clothes.” Upper School Reflects on Return to Campus

Daria H. and Lucia P. May 16, 2021

After spending over a year online, Westridge Upper Schoolers finally returned to campus. Although some students have returned to campus for SEL activities and sports conditioning, others haven’t seen...

Art Credit: Jacqueline Lee

Opinion: I’m Abandoning Performative Activism. Here’s Why You Should Too.

Eliza W. May 16, 2021

As I tap through stories on my Instagram feed, I see the same five activism posts of the day shared over again by classmates and celebrities alike. “BLM” written in a loopy font against a pale pink...

The Backstory: How Monopoly Helped Prisoners of War Get Out of Jail Free

The Backstory: How Monopoly Helped Prisoners of War Get Out of Jail Free

Ilena M. May 16, 2021

The Backstory is a column celebrating offbeat and overlooked history. While WWII raged across the continent and infiltrating Allied forces fell hostage behind Nazi lines, British spies gathered in...

Space Jam: A New Legacy comes to theaters this summer on July 16.

Opinion: The Top 5 Sequels, Prequels, and Movie Adaptation Summer Blockbuster Hits You Should See in Theaters

Jacqueline Y. May 13, 2021

WARNING: This contains some spoiler alerts from previous movies. Sitting down in a dimly-lit theatre with the smell of buttery popcorn and excited chattering while movie trailers play is something that...

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