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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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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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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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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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Putting Out Fyres

By Noah Bergam '21 Ask almost any Pingry student who Billy McFarland is, and the response is quick: he’s the Fyre Festival guy. The fraudster. The former Pingry student. For me, that last part has always been an afterthought, a small irony. I heard about it back when...

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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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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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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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The Cum Laude Question

By Nava Levene-Harvey '19 Senior year has begun for Pingry’s class of 2019. Somewhere on the horizon, college acceptances and rejections, mental breakdowns, and unimaginable stresses all await my classmates and me. Now, the many awards ceremonies I used to think of as...

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Women in (Student) Government

By Alessia Zanobini '19 I firmly believe that involvement in government and politics should start from a young age, whether that consists of reading the newspaper or running for student government. Early political engagement leads to informed voters and experienced...

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Editorial: What Colleges Want

By Rachel Chen '18 If I had a penny for every article or piece of advice I’ve heard about getting into college, I’d be rich enough to actually pay my college tuition. And what I’ve gleaned from them is this: Good grades and test scores are a must, supplemented by...

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Happiness is Only Real When Shared

By Megan Pan '18 Since perhaps as early as the beginning of the year, I have been thinking about what to write for my last editorial. There are so many things I would want to say about my time here at Pingry that it became impossible to choose one aspect that could...

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Taking a Leap into the Unknown

By Owen Wolfson '18 About a month and a half ago, I was on a PSPA panel. One of the questions asked was focused on how to further integrate students into the community, and how to make them feel fully included in Pingry life. After Mr. Conard listed off community...

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February 1st: A Day in the Journal

February 1st: A Day in the Journal

By Jenny Coyne '18 This year I started journaling. Every night, after I finished up my WebAssign problem sets, English poetry journals, and French causettes, I would crawl into my bed and begin my nightly reflection. My journal was not littered with earth shattering...

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Learning to be Flexible

Learning to be Flexible

By Ethan Chung '18 Throughout high school, I have often found myself struggling to find a balance between these two opposite tenets: “College is everything” and “Friendship is the most valuable thing in life.” I have sat through countless speeches delivered by my...

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Listening to Unlock Pingry

Listening to Unlock Pingry

By Ouarida Benatia '18 I showed up to my first day at Pingry in the September of 6th grade wearing the preppiest outfit I could think of: khaki shorts, a pastel orange shirt, and tennis shoes. I had gone to a Newark public school for my entire life up until then, and...

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Breaking Brand: Looking Past Branding

Breaking Brand: Looking Past Branding

By Miro Bergam (V) Last month, Headmaster Nat Conard went before the Pingry community at a morning meeting to speak about a situation in which one student addressed another student using a racial slur over social media. His other recent appearances include his speech...

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Editorial: When Do We Get to Weigh In?

Editorial: When Do We Get to Weigh In?

By Rachel Chen '18 When I heard about the tragedy at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, my first reaction was not to have one. “17 dead, 14 injured…” the car radio droned, and I remember thinking, oh. Another one. And I promptly forgot it.   I...

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