In this edition, the Eighth Grade class interviewed a friend or relative who immigrated to America, and wrote an article about the immigrant's experiences in regards to the cause(s) of their journey to America, speaking to the hardships of living in America as somebody who defies the cultural norms...
On November 15, the Westridge Water Warriors, led by Ms. Bizar, hosted the Waterfall Festival to raise money for building clean water infrastructures in numerous countries including Kenya, Vietnam, Uganda, and the Dominican Republic.
December 16 • Sophene A.
Eighth grade is not known for its lack of stress. On November 15, eighth graders had already had a math test and a Water Warrior fair that had taken months to prepare for. On any given Friday, students are ready to head home to enjoy a well-deserved weekend, but on that Friday, students gathered in Mudd Pit and curled up on bean bags for the Eighth Grade Movie Night, but not before grabbing a generous snack supply of m&m’s, popcorn, and red vines.
This year’s soccer A team played defeated Chandler in a 2-0, hard-earned victory. In his weekly sports update, Coach Scott called the game a “dominating win against Chandler school.” During the first 15 minutes of the game, Madeline T. ’24 scraped her knee. Fortunately, the injury was less serious than her teammates and onlookers feared.
December 16 • Sabina P.
December 16 • Sabina P.
Ilena M. ‘24 at a Civil War reenactment
November 18 • Tzedek S.G
Since 2012, October 11 has been marked as the International Day of the Girl. The day aims to highlight and address the needs and challenges that girls face while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfillment of their human rights. This year’s theme was “GirlForce: Unscripted and Unstoppable.” The theme celebrated the accomplishments of girls and the lead movements on issues regarding their education, child marriage, and reproductive health rights.
November 18 • Sophene A.
Four days on Catalina Island stranded from technology and home proved to be the perfect thing to help this year’s eighth grade bond. For many eighth graders, this would be the first time without smartphones and computers all year.
A student’s school day is often jam-packed with classes, but what happens when school days are done? For many students, their 4-6 PM schedule is just as full but with a different kind of activity. Spyglass asked several students about life after school.
November 18 • Julia W.
November 18 • Sabina P.
As the Westridge Middle School Tigers close out their fall season, winter sports are just beginning. As of November 13, the Middle School tennis A team is in the middle of its season, having started on October 16. They are going strong with two wins on the board. Unfortunately, they have also suffered two losses, one of which was a narrow two games shy of a win. With the championships ahead, only the top four teams will qualify.