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Lily Galnares

Lily Galnares, Staff Writer

Lily Galnares is a junior who joined newspaper sophomore year. Her current position  is a staff writer and graphic designer. Lily has a strong passion for art, specifically writing and drawing. Joining the Newspaper class has helped her strengthen her writing skills so much that she’s even considering writing as a career choice. Besides drawing and writing, Lily enjoys the outdoors, going for walks, and spending time with friends, family, and pets.

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Anxiety Disorder Has Lead to Student Struggles

Anxiety Disorder Has Lead to Student Struggles

Lily Galnares, Staff Writer December 7, 2021

  Anxiety disorder is one of the most common psychological disorders in the United States. The disorder is seen most often in high school students. Students who struggle with these disorders have difficulties...

My Fight Against Anxiety

Lily Galnares, Staff Writer November 15, 2021

  An invisible monster has lingered in the background of my life for the past five years. It watches me daily with its jagged teeth barred, and its devilish eyes staring into my soul, waiting for the...

Homecoming Returns to West

  Homecoming is a high school event that some people consider a staple in their high school career. Last year many were disappointed when homecoming was cancelled due to COVID, and the impacts of the...

Cherry Festival: Economic Opportunity to Crowd out Locals

Cherry Festival: Economic Opportunity to Crowd out Locals

Lily Galnares June 11, 2021

   The National Cherry Festival is an annual tradition that has been a part of of Traverse City since 1925. Last year it was cancelled for the first time since World War II due to the pandemic. However,...

ASD mentoring students share their presentations.

ASD Mentoring Class at West has Strong Impact on School Community

Emma Hallock and Lily Galnares April 22, 2021

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Mentoring is a class offered here to help students with autism interact with people who are not on the spectrum, typically called neurotypicals. Students are able to take...

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