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On November 14, 2019, a sixteen-year-old boy named Nathaniel Berhow entered his school and shot others with a 0.45-caliber handgun, killing two students and injuring three others before turning the gun on himself. The shooting took place at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita, a mere 40 miles away from Westridge. The latest shooting adds to the growing list of attacks on school campuses, with as many as 45 shootings taking place at elementary and high schools this year alone.
December 16 • Jackie Y.
On November 7th, 2019, The New York Times published an op-doc about Mary Cain, a professional runner and former member of the Nike Oregon Project (NOP). In the video, Cain recalls her journey to professional running for the NOP and discusses the emotional and physical abuse she was subject to during her time there.
December 16 • Caroline L.
Kamala Harris speaking in Oakland, California after announcing her candidacy for president in January 2019.
Taken from Mary Caine's Instagram
December 16 • Katie S.
“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.
It’s no secret that on the Westridge campus students talk openly and freely about their periods on a daily basis, whether it is screaming in the classroom “DOES ANYONE HAVE A TAMPON?” or complaining about cramps.
November 18 • Emily S.
On Tuesday, October 8, ACT officials announced two new changes to the ACT. Beginning in September 2020, students will have the ability to retake certain sections of the college admissions exam. Students will also be able to take the exam online. The ACT’s partial retake option will provide a new and exciting option for students; the SAT, the only alternative standardized test, does not offer partial retakes. The new policy has raised questions amongst students across the nation and at Westridge.
November 18 • Jackie Y.
Students for Social Justice club heads during the letter-signing event. From left: Grace M. ‘22, Sophia R. ‘20, and Sophia VW. ‘22
November 18 • Isabel A.
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.
November 18 • Caroline P.
Rob Greene, Heather Ekstrom & Caroline L
Westridge seniors pose mid-march with their homemade signs. From left: Reese O. '20 Ellie M. '20, Zora S. '20, Jenna H '20, Phia H.'20, Abby Y. '20, Solaar K. '20, Abbey P. '20
Just three months after our National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) trip to Alaska, I’ve already been in school for a month and played countless hours of tennis, but I am also still reliving the most fulfilling and insightful trip I’ve ever been on. Writing this feels a bit like capping off a journey I am not ready to complete.
October 1 • Caroline L.
There was a buzz around campus on the morning of September 20th. As students across the world walked out of class to participate in the Global Climate Strike, Westridge High Schoolers were mobilizing to do the same. Armed with signs that read “the teens are angry” and “there is no planet B,” Westridge students caught the Gold Line to Downtown Los Angeles to take part in the historic day.