Boys’ Fencing Update 2018/2019

By Josie Alston '21 Led by captains Michael Sun (VI) and Chris Yu (VI), the boys’ fencing team is off to an excellent start. With preseason conditioning and footwork finally coming to a close, the team is beginning to transition into competition preparation. As the...

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Girls’ Fencing Update 2018/2019

By Josie Alston '21 Captains Jamie Wang (V) and Georgia Liu (VI) are leading the girls’ fencing team in a strong direction this year. During preseason, they guided the team through conditioning and footwork; now, at the start of the season, they look forward to...

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Boys’ Basketball Update 2018/2019

By Noah Bergam '21 The boys’ basketball team is off to a great start this season, having lost only four seniors to graduation. Under the leadership of Captains Nate Hefner (VI), Kyle Aanstoots (VI), and Ray Fluet (V), the team is excited to kick off the new season....

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Health Department Teaches Parents About Vaping

By Noah Bergam '21 Once meant as a method to curb nicotine addiction, vaping has become an increasingly widespread practice among American youth. As the number of vaping high school students across the country rises, it has become ever more important for teens, as...

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Co-Ed Wrestling Update 2018/2019

By Noah Bergam '21 The co-ed wrestling team is off to a promising start this winter, hoping to improve upon their performance from last year. Led by Captains Jack Lyons (VI), Zach Dobson (VI), and Brandon Spellman (VI), as well as talented senior wrestlers like Kamal...

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Buttondowns Entertain with Annual Assembly

Buttondowns Entertain with Annual Assembly

By Monica Chan '21 On November 20th, the final day before the start of Thanksgiving break, the Buttondowns serenaded the Upper School in Hauser Auditorium at their annual Buttondowns Assembly. The elite boys’ acapella group is led this year by president Rajeev...

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Girls’ Squash Update 2018/2019

By Alisa Chokshi '19 The girls’ varsity squash team is looking to advance even further after last year’s huge successes. Last year, the girls’ team took first place overall at the New Jersey High School Squash Championships and placed 11th at the High School Nationals...

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A Reflection on Holiday Roles

A Reflection on Holiday Roles

By Lauren Drzala '21 Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, pumpkin pie: just a few of the elements that help make a Thanksgiving feast for most people. As you all know, Thanksgiving break came to a screeching halt after five days. For me, it was not enough time to recharge...

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Co-Ed Ski Update 2018-2019

By Meghan Durkin '21 As the winter season begins, the ski racing team, led by captains Annie Leithead (VI), Brian Kaplan (VI), Matt Dispenza (V), and Rosemary Collins (IV), looks to build on last year’s strong performance. Last winter, Leithead, Dispenza, and Collins...

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Snow Many Dresses, So Little Time

Snow Many Dresses, So Little Time

By Kristine Fu '19 With the end of winter break, we are reminded that the annual Snowball Dance is approaching! This year, Snowball is on Saturday, January 26th. It is a night to relax, hang out with friends, and take pictures in our beautiful dresses and handsome...

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Chelsea Art Gallery Inspires Students

By Vicky Gu '20 On November 14, Pingry’s advanced Upper School visual arts students took their annual field trip to the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. There, they visited many diverse art galleries, each displaying various media, such as paints, prints,...

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Pingry Attends the New Jersey GSA Forum

Pingry Attends the New Jersey GSA Forum

By  Hannah Guglin '20 On Saturday, November 17th, Pingry’s GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) travelled to Middletown High School South to attend the 2018 New Jersey GSA Forum. The GSA Forum is an annual gathering of GSAs across the state to discuss LGBTQ+ issues. The forum...

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Girls’ Basketball Update 2018/2019

By Felicia Ho '19 The girls’ basketball team is ready to start off its season with a swish. Coach Courtney Tierney’s hope is that the girls will “learn as a team daily, play with a fast-paced style, and be competitive in the Skyland Conference and the Prep...

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Boys’ Ice Hockey Update 2018/2019

By Josie Jahng '19 Led by captain Matthew Keller (VI) and assistant captains Daniel Schnack (VI) and Michael Vessa (VI), the boys’ varsity ice hockey team is ready for another great season. Coming off a solid 14-5-1 record last year, the team is “expecting big things...

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STC Acheivements and Holiday Season Tech

By Aneesh Karuppur '21 The December season is one of the most active for new technology, with Black Friday and Cyber Monday marking the beginning of the holidays. But before delving into the tech world at large, let us take a look at how the Student Technology...

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German Club Explores a Christmas Market

By Nicole Kloss '19 German Club consists of a group of Pingry students who are eager to learn more about German culture and language. During meetings, we discuss German traditions and holidays while enjoying traditional German food. We also learn a few German words...

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Boys’ Squash Update 2018/2019

By Brian Li '22 Last year’s boys’ squash team had a successful season with a 10-3 record, finishing 15th in the country. With captain Krish Bhavnani ‘18, the team achieved their goals and realized their next steps. Mr. Ramsay Vehslage has been coaching the boys’...

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Students Shine in Peter Pan Prequel

Students Shine in Peter Pan Prequel

By Brian Li '22 On November 8, 9, and 10, the Upper School Drama Department presented its annual fall play; this year’s play was Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this comedy explores the backstory of Peter...

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Girls’ Swimming Update 2018/2019

By Justin Li '21 As they head into their season, the girls’ swim team is working hard to continue the last year’s success. Led by Head Coach Deirdre O’Mara, the team is coming off of a 6-2 season full of school- and state-record breaking. Captains Grace O’Mara (VI)...

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Debunking the Process Behind SAC

Debunking the Process Behind SAC

By Justin Li '21 SAC has become a popular part of the Pingry community in the eyes of students and teachers alike. Students know that SAC assemblies are a perfect time to take a break and have a laugh with friends, regardless of the academic pressures during the...

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Postponed Powderpuff Still Great Success

Burke Pagano '20 On the afternoon of November 13, juniors and seniors gathered on the sideline of Parson’s Field, ready to compete in new, unfamiliar ways. The annual Powderpuff Games had finally arrived. This event, organized and run by SMAC, Student Movement Against...

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