A Day of Community Service

By Meghan Durkin '21 On October 26, both Upper and Middle School students participated in Pingry’s annual Rufus Gunther Day. In a day dedicated to community service, Pingry students and faculty visited numerous organizations in order to give back to the greater New...

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Boys’ Soccer Mid-Season Update 2018

Boys’ Soccer Mid-Season Update 2018

By Noah Bergam '21 The Pingry boys’ soccer team is aiming high this season. With expectations to win the county championship and make a run at the Non-Public “A” title, the team has maintained an impressive record so far. Captain Drew Beckmen (VI) recognizes that...

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Boys’ Football Mid-Season Update 2018

Boys’ Football Mid-Season Update 2018

By Ryan Geller '20 The Pingry football team is heading into its second year in the Metropolitan Independent League with a new sense of confidence and excitement. Coming off the team’s first winning season since 2003, head coach Mr. Christopher Shilts looks to continue...

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Girls’ Field Hockey Mid-Season Update 2018

Girls’ Field Hockey Mid-Season Update 2018

By Josie Jahng '19 The girls’ varsity field hockey team is off to a solid start. Led by captains Avery Didden (VI), Josie Jahng (VI), and Margot Present (VI), the team has held an even record as they head into county games later this month. Despite graduating a strong...

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Girls’ Soccer Mid-Season Update 2018

Girls’ Soccer Mid-Season Update 2018

By Josie Jahng '19 Starting off the season with a winning record, the varsity girls’ soccer team is off to a strong start. Led by Captains Abby Beckmen (VI), Ava Dziadzio (VI), and Caroline Friend (VI), the team has held their own in the Skyland Conference. Dziadzio...

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Girls’ Tennis Mid-Season Update 2018

Girls’ Tennis Mid-Season Update 2018

By Walker Johnson '21 The girls’ varsity tennis team is off to a remarkable start this year, winning the Somerset County Tournament on Saturday, September 22. In addition to their tournament win, the team holds a winning record. Their goals, according to Coach Marion...

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Co-ed Water Polo Mid-Season Update 2018

Co-ed Water Polo Mid-Season Update 2018

By Justin Li '21 In a few ways, varsity co-ed water polo has been reborn. Weeks before preseason started, previous Head Coach Misha Klochkov unexpectedly departed to coach water polo at the Lawrenceville School. With a number of strong seniors and underclassmen...

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Girls’ Cross Country Mid-Season Update 2018

Girls’ Cross Country Mid-Season Update 2018

By Lauren Taylor '20 Led by captains Cathleen Parker (VI) and Nicole Vanasse (V), the varsity girls’ cross country team is looking forward to another fantastic season. “Expectations are high for this team,” Head Coach Tim Grant remarked, with the girls coming into...

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Boys’ Cross Country Mid-Season Update 2018

Boys’ Cross Country Mid-Season Update 2018

By Jeffrey Xiao '19 Despite losing two varsity runners, the boys’ cross country team, led by captains Tom Drzik (VI) and Jeffrey Xiao (VI), is looking forward to another successful season. Even after last year’s record-breaking season, the team still fields one of its...

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Predicaments in Camp Counselling

By Chase Barnes '21 There were many constants for me this summer. Begrudgingly rolling out of bed every day at 6 AM, relentless heat and humidity, crazy parents, and, of course, children. This summer, for seven weeks, I was a camp counselor at a local YMCA. Reflecting...

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Community Unites at Friday Night Lights

By Noah Bergam '21 The Big Blue football team had an impressive 20-0 win against MKA at the PSPA’s annual Friday Night Lights event on October 12. Students and Faculty from both the Lower and Upper Schools came to support and cheer the team on to victory. Middle and...

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Speak Up and Embrace Failure

By Noah Bergam '21 Upon re-entering Pingry during this back-to-school season, I noticed that, in my discussion-based classes, I tend to find myself fighting total classroom silence. That’s not to say I am the only one participating – there are plenty of other students...

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Mr. Fulco, an English Teacher of Many Talents

Mr. Fulco, an English Teacher of Many Talents

By Vicky Chen '19 This fall, Mr. Richard Fulco joined the Upper School English department where he will be teaching a wide variety of students. He is teaching two sections of ninth grade English, three sections of twelfth grade World Literature, and Creative Writing...

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Dr. Seuss before All Hell Breaks Loose

By Armani Davidson '19 With application deadlines on the horizon, stress mounting, and college less than a year away, seniors are looking for guidance anywhere. I believe some answers for the overworked grade may be hiding in an unexpected source: here are ten reasons...

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Drzala Takes On Appendicitis

Drzala Takes On Appendicitis

By Lauren Drzala '21 July 23, 2018 will be a day I will always remember. After finishing my lunch for the day, I began to feel sharp pains in my stomach and immediately thought - “this is very unusual for me.” Hours passed and the pain just kept getting worse. I was...

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Students Take the Classroom Abroad

Students Take the Classroom Abroad

By Meghan Durkin '21 Over the summer, groups of Pingry students traveled to Peru, Belize, Croatia, Bosnia, and Germany to learn about and explore these countries’ cultures outside of the classroom. Whether by meeting locals, visiting cultural sites, or exploring the...

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Fashion, Thrift Stores & So Much More!

Fashion, Thrift Stores & So Much More!

By Kristine Fu '19 Despite this season’s dreary weather, fall fashion is as colorful and vibrant as ever. This season, pastel-colored corduroy skirts, shearling sweaters, and studded ankle boots are in vogue, while floral sundresses and denim shorts have become a...

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¡Bienvenido a Doctor R. Johnson!

¡Bienvenido a Doctor R. Johnson!

By Vicky Gu '20 This fall, Dr. Ryan Johnson joins the Upper School’s Spanish Department, teaching Spanish 6 Honors and Spanish 3. Most recently, Dr. Johnson lived in South Carolina, teaching at Hilton Head Preparatory School for two years. Before that, he taught...

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The Spanish Department Welcomes Ms. Hall

The Spanish Department Welcomes Ms. Hall

By Vicky Gu '20 This year, Ms. Sara Hall joins the Middle School as a new teacher in the Spanish Department. She will teach Spanish levels 1A and 2. Before coming to Pingry, Ms. Hall taught Spanish for 9 years in Illinois and Connecticut, mostly in urban public...

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Bienvenue à Pingry, Madame Changeux!

Bienvenue à Pingry, Madame Changeux!

By Felicia Ho '19 Madame Anne Changeux joins the Middle and Upper School foreign language department to teach French 1, 2, and 4 Honors in the Upper School and French 2 in the Middle School. She is also the French coordinator for the French-American global programs....

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