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Gwen Watson

Gwen Watson, Entertainment Editor

Gwen is a photographer and online entertainment editor on WSS. This will be their third year on staff. In their free time Gwen enjoys cuddling with their cats.

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Gwen Watson got their banjo from a family friend.  The banjo is a weird instrument, I feel like a belong on a farm whenever I play it, said Gwen Watson.

[Photo] Staff Spotlight: Gwen Watson ’21

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
April 11, 2021
Many students at West High had to learn how to manage their ADHD in an online setting.

[Photo] The ADHD impact

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
December 21, 2020
I think A students will always be slightly ahead in a lot of my classes because of how their weeks start, said B student Howaida Musa 23.

[Photo] The hybrid gap

November 14, 2020
Second trimester brings a lot of changes for every member of West’s community. The most noticeable change being the bulk of the construction moving from the courtyard to the front of the building.

Construction continues through second trimester

Gwen Watson, Entertainment Editor
November 26, 2019
Local bands perform every Saturday across from the Chauncey Swan ramp. The Skipperlings, a local cover band perform on Saturday, Aug 31.

[Photo] The magic of the market

Jack Harris, Online Copy Editor and Arts Editor
September 12, 2019
The bathrooms at the end of the science hallway have great acoustics now that the ceiling is missing.

[Photo] Best bathrooms of West

Carmela Cohen Suarez, Entertainment Editor
May 29, 2019
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[Photo] The wonder twins

Lily Meng, Online Co-Copy Editor
April 18, 2019
Ana Duggan talks about her experience with ancient DNA on Feb. 23 as part of the Darwin Days festivities. Duggan explained that studying ancient DNA is an important part of reconstructing an accurate view of the past human experience.

[Photo] Darwin Day: discoveries and diseases

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
February 23, 2019
Jennifer Craig and Dante the dog pose for a photo on Sunday, Jan 13. at their new house, bought on Saturday, Jan 12.

[Photo] Starting the New Year with nothing

Bess Frerichs, Online Managing and Feature Editor
January 20, 2019
Kazoo Club meetings are full of fun, they meet every Wednesday at 8:15 in room 230.

[Photo] Club Connection: Kazoo Club

Alex Carlon, Online Editor-in-Chief
December 18, 2018
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