The Wire

Sophomore Ruth Dean is always smiling when seen in the hallways, making her maybe one of the happiest students in West Potomac. Her favorite color is yellow, and biggest passion is to be happy. Although she is very happy most of the time, she also darkly claimed, ”dreams are never achieved” and is especially motivated in school, which she surprisingly says is her biggest downfall. After school, Ruth lives off of Buzzfeed and is an avid Instagram user. She refers to herself as, “the biggest try-hard in school,” and her favorite movie is To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before.

Ruth participates in our school’s basketball team, her highest scoring game being 21 points, and will be playing rugby this year. The giraffe is her favorite animal, due to the fact her nickname among friends is “Melman” (the giraffe from Madagascar) because of her height. She refuses to think of failure and believes that independence is a quality, not a value. It’s her second year of Journalism, and she joined because of her curiosity, but she now believes that news is always there, it is only rediscovered each day.

Ruth Dean, Writer

Jan 08, 2021
Wednesday, January 6, 2021: Students and Teachers Recount the Day (Story)
Dec 17, 2020
The New “Normal” of Movie Theaters (Story)
Dec 01, 2020
Teacher Feature: Mr. Bakke (Story)
Oct 23, 2020
SpOOky Spirit Week Coming Soon (Story)
Oct 01, 2020
West Potomac Students Say Goodbye to RBG One Last Time (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
Thoughts from the Editor (Story)
Feb 14, 2020
West Po Students Coach the Next Generation (Story)
Dec 03, 2019
Holiday Happenings in the Area (Story)
Nov 18, 2019
West Po selected to join FCPS’s Free Feminine Products Program (Story)
Nov 08, 2019
Cultural Exchange Program Offered (Story)
Oct 11, 2019
Football Game 10/11 Announcement (Story)
Oct 10, 2019
Powder Puff is Kicked Out (Story)
May 24, 2019
Christine O’Hara, West Po Senior, Wins Prestigious Journalism Award for Parkland Commentary (Story)
Mar 25, 2019
Cherry Blossom Festival takes the spotlight in D.C. (Story)
Feb 25, 2019
The Government Shutdown Reached West Po Familes (Story)
Feb 12, 2019
Teacher Feature: Mr. Reves (Story)
Nov 28, 2018
Nutcracker Leaps Its Way Into The Spotlight (Story)
Nov 06, 2018
Midterm Mania for Election Day (Story)
Sep 20, 2018
Peace, Love, and Groove: Hippie Homecoming Coming Soon (Story)
May 11, 2018
Capitals Curse Breaks, West Potomac Rejoices (Story)
Apr 12, 2018
Teacher Feature: Dr. Sukalo (Story)
Mar 28, 2018
Movie Review: Love, Simon (Story)
Jan 25, 2018
Snow, School, Students: A Struggle (Story)
Dec 16, 2017
School+Sports=Struggle: Freshmen Perspectives (Story)
Nov 03, 2017
A Mission to Find the Best Iced Tea (Story)
Oct 25, 2017
Fort Belvoir’s 21st Annual Oktoberfest “One of the best ever” (Story)
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Ruth Dean