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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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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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Black History Month Assembly Focuses on Community

Black History Month Assembly Focuses on Community

By Armani Davidson '19 Black History Month was established to honor the accomplishments of African Americans throughout U.S. history. On Friday, February 1, Upper and Middle school students came together for the annual Black History Month Assembly. The assembly paid...

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RENT Breaks Barriers for Pingry Drama

RENT Breaks Barriers for Pingry Drama

Brian Li '22 On February 21, 22, and 23, Pingry’s Drama and Music Department performed this year’s winter musical Rent, a Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award-winning production by Jonathan Larson. Influenced by Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème, Rent follows a group of...

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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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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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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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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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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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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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SDLC Attends the People of Color Conference

By Brynn Weisholtz '20 From November 28th to December 1st, Ethan Malzberg (VI), Nia Phillips (VI), and Noelle Mullins (V) and 19 faculty members attended the annual People of Color Conference (PoCC)/Student Diversity Leadership Conference (SDLC) in Nashville,...

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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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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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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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