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West Side Radio: Book-to-movie hits and misses

In this series of the West Side Radio, WSS staffers discuss their opinions on the movie adaptations of three famous books.

It’s always controversial when a well-loved book is made into a movie franchise. But why is that the case? Are the movies always as bad as we think, or do we just come in with too high of expectations?

In this series of podcast episodes, WSS staffers tackle three famous movies based off of literature to discuss what worked and what really didn’t.

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Lucy Polyak, Columns Editor

Lucy Polyak is a senior at West High and this is her second year on staff. She is a reporter and the columns editor for both web and print publications....

Bess Frerichs, Reporter

Bess Frerichs is a Sophomore and she is starting her first year on staff as a reporter. Outside of West Side Story, she enjoys reading and playing the...

Mohammedhilal Al-Ani, Photographer

Mohammedhilal Al-Ani is a Sophomore at West this is his first year in staff. He is a photographer. 

Edward Keen, Reporter

Edward Keen is a junior at West and this is his first year on staff as a reporter. When he isn't writing for WSS, he enjoys reading fantasy novels and...

Alex Carlon, Reporter

Alex Carlon is a sophomore at West High and a first-time reporter for the web publication. When she's not writing, she enjoys playing in the band, taking...

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