Westridge’s notorious Instagram account, @overheard.westridge, has been making news of its own. The account, which was first started in January of 2018 and is a spoof off of the popular Instagram accounts @overheardla and @overheardnewyork, . . .
“Why a Trump Impeachment Should Terrify You” and “We Must Impeach Trump” are just some of the headlines plastered on various websites and newspapers surrounding the Trump impeachment. With so many varying news platforms and outlets, it’s hard to plow through falsities and get to the heart of the issue. Spyglass has created a breakdown of the Trump impeachment to simplify and clarify what’s been going on.
November 18 • Katie S.
This column answers questions posed by the Westridge community about gender. The purpose of this column is to inform. Because many of the issues and questions we will be dealing with are very nuanced, instead of having one answer per question—which could oversimplify the big picture and individual experiences of the trans community at Westridge —this column includes multiple answers from different members of Gender Affinity.
November 18 • Gender Affinity
Upbeat songs blast from the gym’s speakers as costumed students aimlessly toss candy into the bleachers. Classmates talk amongst themselves, pointing out the different array of costumes. It’s October 31st, and Halloween has kicked into gear.
Halloween is always a highly anticipated holiday at Westridge. Whether students are piecing together a costume from casualwear or sewing together an ensemble from material scraps, the holiday is a chance for students and teachers to show off their costumes and creativity.
Sara L’22 on the Fairway.
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People aren’t always comfortable talking about mental health, but Peer to Peer hopes to change that. “I think the motivation for Love Your Mind Week is the sense that the issue around mental health is something people are reluctant to talk about, and part of this week is to create a forum in which people can speak and to make it a conscious topic of discussion,” remarked Dr. Jim Holland, a Peer to Peer teacher.
October 15 marked the first meeting of the Student Action Council. The Student Action Council (SAC) presents a new opportunity for student leaders across the Westridge campus to collaborate and share ideas. Comprised of student leaders from Student Voices, Student Life, ASB, Peer 2 Peer, and Spyglass, SAC will work with Head of School Ms. McGregor to tackle issues currently affecting the student body.
Pausing for a much-needed break and adding some routine self-care isn’t just good advice teachers are doling out to students. Some faculty members are practicing what they recommend and taking advantage of the employee yoga class on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:30 p.m.
Anticipation buzzed throughout MUDD as the Middle School faculty milled around the tables covered in chili pots and salad bowls. Amid some collegial trash-talking and old fashioned pot-stirring, the competition was about to get fierce. The Fourth Annual Chili Cook-Off had begun.
Starring clockworks, a vaguely orchestral gramophone, and an exotic menagerie—all portrayed by 20 actors—Failure was an interesting exercise in costuming versatility. Curious about this aesthetic balancing act, Spyglass sat down with Io Hawk, its costume designer, and Brandon Kruhm, its production director.
November 18 • Emerson L.
Westridge Theatre Department
Abby Y. ’20, Davan D. ’21, Julia C. ’20, and Sarah W. ’20, cheer after winning the point.
Amid the ribbon-covered walls, bright magenta jerseys, and the spirited shouting from the bleachers, Varsity, Junior Varsity, and Freshman Volleyball played hard for wins against Chadwick in the annual Dig Pink volleyball game.
November 18 • Sophia HK.
On Saturday, November 9, organizers, activists, celebrities, and community members gathered on the lawn of A Noise Within Theatre in Pasadena for the first-ever Reform LA Jails Summit and Day Party for Mental Health.