The Show Does Indeed Go On

By Sophia Lewis (V) This year, the Pingry Drama Department put on a successful Fall production,...

Pingry Returns to Remote School

Pingry Returns to Remote School

By Emily Shen (V) In early November, as the number of COVID-19 cases continued to spike in New Jersey and across the country, members of the Pingry community wondered whether the school would transition to fully remote learning. And it did. On November 13, Head of...

INVESTIGATIVE

Show Me the Money: Demystifying the Pingry Endowment Fund

Show Me the Money: Demystifying the Pingry Endowment Fund

By Jessica Lin (VI) and Keira Chen (III) To most people, the term “endowment” elicits vague references to money and stands as a distant term reserved for larger universities. However, Pingy actually maintains an endowment fund of its own, which is more relevant to the...

COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

By Evan Wen (IV) Can a COVID-19 vaccine bring life back to normal? Early data suggests that certain vaccines could be the answer to this question. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has a long and elaborate process for approving said...

SUMMER EXPERIENCES

Pingry Students Create Stem-In-Place

After witnessing the far-reaching and debilitating effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities, a group of Pingry students, public school students, and I looked on anxiously, wondering if anything could be done to help alleviate this dire situation. With...

Pingry Students Create Care-Full

Pingry Students Create Care-Full

By Andrew Wong (V) This past May, with the COVID-19 pandemic still raging, Noah Bergam (VI), Kristin Osika (V), Eva Schiller (VI), and myself formed an organization called Care-Full to distribute PPE to underserved communities around New Jersey. With the new health...

EDITORIALS

In Defense of Introverts

By Meghan Durkin (VI) Following a recommendation from a friend to my mom, and then to me, I ordered a copy of Susan Cain’s “Quiet”—and well, the rest of the title spoils its thesis, so I’ll wait on that. The book follows society’s distaste for introversion, a trait...

Stop Calling Things Interesting

By Noah Bergam (VI) George Orwell once wrote that our language “becomes ugly and inaccurate because our thoughts are foolish, but the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts.” I wish Orwell could have seen Twitter.  But...

COLUMNS

Kapur on Rock Music and Friendship

Kapur on Rock Music and Friendship

I have a friend who loves rock music. Floyd, The Who, The Byrds, Rolling Stones, The Doors, Guns N’ Roses…you name it, Sanjana knows it. I don’t just mean their greatest hits, either; she is no poser. Sanjana highlights the forgotten gems, the underrated masterpieces:...

Inside College Admissions: A Review by Shmuler

By Vared Shmuler (IV) As many Pingry students may have observed, parents across the country are fascinated by the book Who Gets in and Why: A Year Inside College Admissions by Jeffrey Selingo. The book offers a thorough and informative explanation of the process of...

OPINIONS

After the Pandemic: The New Cold War and the Future of Liberalism

After the Pandemic: The New Cold War and the Future of Liberalism

By Andrew Wong (V) In 1991, with the end of the Cold War and the collapse of the Soviet Union, many American foreign policy scholars (most famously Harvard political scientist Francis Fukuyama) believed that the millennia of sociopolitical conflict between nation...

Views on Femininity

Views on Femininity

By Carson Shilts (VI) Growing up, I never wore dresses. I wouldn't even wear shorts that went higher than my knees. I shopped in the boys’ section and stayed far away from anything that was remotely considered "girly." Looking back, I realize now that I did this...

Friday The 13th

Friday The 13th

By Monica Chan (VI) On Friday, the thirteenth of November, I had a free period first block. My mom told me to “drive safely, it’s Friday the thirteenth.” The night before, our robot had run into a few bugs, so I decided to use my free period to go into school and try...

The Light at the End of the Tunnel?

The Light at the End of the Tunnel?

By Emma Drzala (V) March 13, 2020: a day that will never be forgotten, not only at Pingry but across the nation. On that day, Pingry students were celebrating the news that school would shut down for a couple of weeks following spring break, as a result of the...

ATHLETICS

FUN

Girls’ Squash

By Brooke Pan (VI) Although Pingry athletics does look very different this year, the Girls’ Squash team is plowing forward unfazed. Led by captains Lauren Drzala (VI) and Mahek Hemani (VI), the team has put in hours of work on the courts in preparation for the season....

Wrestling

By Evan Wen (IV) The Pingry Wrestling team is looking forward to their season, despite the current situation regarding COVID-19. This season marks a change in leadership as Marcus Brotman (VI), Sean Lyons (VI), and Jack Martin (V) have been appointed as the new...

Boys’ Basketball

By JP Salvatore (IV) Though the Pingry boys’ basketball team’s season has been postponed due to the current pandemic, they are remaining hopeful for the upcoming season. While their first game was originally scheduled for December 12th, the recent rise of COVID cases...

Boys’ Winter Track

By Hansen Zhang (III) Although there has been a great deal of uncertainty regarding winter sports, the winter track team hopes to put another successful season in the books this year. The team is led by coach Mr. Christopher Shilts and captains Christian Collela (VI)...

Pingry Classes: More Realistic Names

By Monica Chan (VI) English 9: Angsty freshmen reading about other angsty freshmen. English 10: No one actually read Jane Eyre.  Advanced Algebra and Trigonometry Honors: You thought you were good at math, didn’t you…oh well... AP Statistics: Dear Ms. Peake, can...

Excerpts from the 2020 LeBow Preliminary Round

On February 3rd and 4th, sophomores and juniors participated in the preliminary round of the 2020 Robert H. Lebow Oratorical Competition. While the student body had the opportunity to watch the six finalists in the all-school assembly, they did not have the chance to...

Fractals Math Problem

Fractals Math Problem

Fractals are self-similar. The Sierpinski Triangle is an interesting fractal pattern. You can build one like this: 1. Start with an “upright” equilateral triangle (as seen in stage zero) 2. Place an upside-down triangle in the center of any upright triangle 3. Repeat...