By Samantha Khalsa On the typical Thursday or Friday night, one may find Westridge girls at JPL, Carnegie Observatories, PCC, Griffith Observatories or Caltech, seated amongst science hobbyists and college students at a STEM lecture. Since Upper School Physics teacher Aaron Eichelberger began awarding extra credit for attending free lectures series like JPL’s von Karman
By Claire Howard Why are you so quiet all the time? Are you okay? Why are you so serious? These are all common questions my fellow introverts have probably been asked at least once in their lifetime, each subsequent occasion being no less irritating than the last. Much has been said about the way introverts
Jaya Sadda On April 27, 2016, SpaceX announced that by 2024 they will be sending the first people to Mars. At Code Conference 2016, Elon Musk, CEO of SpaceX, said that SpaceX plans to send a Dragon Capsule to Mars every 26 months. This will begin with the May 2018 mission “Red Dragon” to test
By Ronni Husmann In a sport that is said to define the patriotism of America, Colin Kaepernick of the San Francisco 49’s has sparked contention within our country about our behavior towards equality. During the NFL pre-season, Kaepernick has sat during the National Anthem as it plays before the games, an unconventional action that breaks
By Stephanie Davis On Thursday April 7th, the American Women for International Understanding hosted the 9th annual International Women of Courage Celebration at the Jonathan Club in downtown Los Angeles. It is a collaboration with the State Department to recognize courageous women leaders throughout the world. In 2016, 14 women were honored with the award,
By Marney Wood The day that lives in history: that one time I was asked by three complete strangers within two hours where I wanted to go to college. It started with the cashier at Vroman’s, then the optometrist found out I was a Senior, and finally a waiter asked that ominous question. Not only
By Amari Gaiter For the first time in over a decade, a Westridge Model UN club member won an “Outstanding Delegate” award at the University of Southern California’s annual Model UN conference, also known as SCMUN. Zoe Snow ’17, the recipient of the award, represented Algeria in the World Health Organization committee. Hannah Kim ’17, one
By Sophia Forgetta Spezialy The MoonLit Coffee house was a gathering filled with performances, raffles and snacks that was put on by a wonderful group of 10th graders who, with no budget, raised over $1500 for Mother’s Club. This video features some of the wonderful performances that were enjoyed during the coffee house.