Finding Compassion in Come From Away

By Brynn Weisholtz '20 Standing in line to see Come From Away at the Schoenfeld Theater in New York City, I found myself wishing I were on a different line waiting for basically any other show. I peered around at the other shows near me. I saw Dear Evan Hansen and...

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Band-aid Culture

By Ethan Malzberg '19 I grew up with a life-size band-aid covering wounds it never healed. Though the expanse of years has erased much from my memory, I’ve never forgotten any of the comments on my gay voice. The first was in fifth grade. I beat him in a game of War,...

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Bad News: A Necessary Evil

By Martha Lewand '20 It may be hard to believe, but I recently had an interesting revelation when I took the ACT. Of course, most students consider the test both stressful and painful - it is a quintuple whammy of English, math, reading, science, and the essay. By the...

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Karuppur on the Consumer Electronics Show

By Aneesh Karuppur '21 Welcome back to The Pingry Record’s Tech Column! There’s a lot to talk about this issue — namely the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada — but there’s still exciting stuff going on back home at Pingry, too. First up, Pingry’s...

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TanTan and the Spizzwinks Dazzle the Community

TanTan and the Spizzwinks Dazzle the Community

By Alex Kaplan '21 On January 8, Pingry welcomed back TanTan Wang ‘16, who visited to perform with his collegiate a cappella group, the Spizzwinks. Wang is currently a member of Yale University’s Class of 2020. During his time at Pingry, he was an avid member of the...

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Counter-Couture

Counter-Couture

By Julia Fu '19 During this bleak winter season, comfort is the priority. Many girls are sporting cozy shearling jackets and teddy coats to stay warm. Though, despite the winter aesthetic of oversized sweaters and leggings, there are many exciting fashion trends on...

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Students Dance the Night Away at Snowball

Students Dance the Night Away at Snowball

By Meghan Durkin '21 On Saturday, January 26, students arrived at The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ for Pingry’s annual winter dance, Snowball. Snowball is a “Sadie Hawkins”-style dance, in which girls traditionally ask boys to attend the dance with them....

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Speaking of Public Speaking…

By Ketaki Tavan '19 This past Friday’s LeBow Oratorical competition reminded me of what now feels like a distant high school memory: my 5-person, trimester-long Public Speaking class that I opted to take instead of Driver’s Ed. Every time I’m asked about my favorite...

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Girls’ Ice Hockey Post-Season Update 2019

Girls’ Ice Hockey Post-Season Update 2019

By Eva Schiller '21 The girls’ ice hockey team, led by captains Clare Hall (VI) and Sophia Smith (VI), has powered through the season to finish with six wins and eleven losses. Despite having only thirteen members and facing large, competitive teams, the team has...

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Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Word?

By Rashida Mohammed '19 The widely-known novel Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain has recently been eliminated from Pingry’s American Literature curriculum. Additionally, Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad, which was on the book list for World Literature sent out this...

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Girls’ Squash Post-Season Update 2019

Girls’ Squash Post-Season Update 2019

By Brian Li '20 The girls’ squash team had a successful season with a final record of 6-6 and finished 16th at the U.S. Squash High School National Championships. Many of the team’s members also competed in the NJ High School Squash Championship on January 6th. Renee...

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Boys’ Swimming Post-Season Update 2019

Boys’ Swimming Post-Season Update 2019

By Justin Li '21 Pingry boys’ swimming has had yet another dominant season. Like last year, they’ve maintained an undefeated record, and, as senior captain Kevin Ma (VI) states, “Although we graduated an extremely strong senior class last year, we still managed to...

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Boys’ Squash Post-Season Update 2019

Boys’ Squash Post-Season Update 2019

By Brian Li '22 This year, the boys’ squash team had an excellent season and finished with a very strong record. The team also placed 17th at Nationals, becoming Division II National Champions in the process. Under the captainship of Jeffrey Xiao (VI) and Chris...

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Girls’ Fencing Post-Season Update 2019

Girls’ Fencing Post-Season Update 2019

By Alison Lee '20 The girls’ fencing team has performed strongly throughout the entire season. At the beginning of the season, they fenced in the Somerset County tournament; Captain Georgia Liu (VI) placed third and Alison Lee (V) placed second in their individual...

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Boys’ Ice Hockey Post-Season Update 2019

Boys’ Ice Hockey Post-Season Update 2019

By Matt Lee '20 The boys’ ice hockey team entered this season hungry for victory. After losing to Ridge in last year’s Skyland Conference Tournament finals, the team vowed to return this year and win. With that goal in mind, they had an extremely strong showing...

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Co-ed Wrestling Post-Season Update 2019

Co-ed Wrestling Post-Season Update 2019

By Dean Koenig '21 As the Pingry wrestling season approaches its end, the team prepares for some upcoming tournament play. Last year, Brandon Spellman (VI) was the only wrestler to make the State Tournament, and Coach George Sullivan says that he wishes “to expand on...

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Girls’ Basketball Post-Season Update 2019

Girls’ Basketball Post-Season Update 2019

By Dean Koenig '21 It took some time for the girls’ basketball team to find its momentum this season, but the girls became much more comfortable on the court by January. Starting guard Olivia Volpe (IV) explained that the team’s goal midway through the season was “to...

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Why Pingry Clubs Get an A-

By Aneesh Karuppur '21 Pingry is known for a lot of things; just head over to a website like College Confidential or NJ.com and you’ll find many different opinions and rankings of the school. People always seem to compare our academics to Newark Academy’s, or our...

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Ski Team Post-Season Update 2019

By Walker Johnson '21 The varsity ski team, led by captains Annie Leithead (VI), Brian Kaplan (VI), Matt Dispenza (V), and Rosemary Collins (IV), is off to an impressive start. Overall, the team is looking great on the slopes and has continued to improve throughout...

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Girls’ Winter Track Post-Season Update 2019

Girls’ Winter Track Post-Season Update 2019

By Josie Jahng '19 The girls’ winter track team is off to a fantastic start to their season. Led by captains Cathleen Parker (VI) and Ally Lima (VI), the team has been working hard both in the weight room and on the track to prepare for their meets. Despite losing...

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Boys’ Winter Track Post-Season Update 2019

Boys’ Winter Track Post-Season Update 2019

By Josie Jahng '19 The boys’ winter track team has had a great season so far. This year, the team is led by Captains Nick Robinson (VI) and Joe Shilts (VI). Though the team lost several key players to graduation last year, that did not stop the team’s success on the...

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Girls’ Swimming Post-Season Update 2019

Girls’ Swimming Post-Season Update 2019

By Vicky Gu '20 The girls’ swim team is finishing up the season with a strong winning record. The team came in first place at the Prep A Championships and second in the combined Somerset County/Skyland Conference meet. Captain Grace O’Mara (VI) explains that the...

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