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Positivity During COVID-19

Positivity During COVID-19

By Andrew Wong (IV)
In this time of great struggle and uncertainty in our nation, and indeed the entire world, it has become evident that it is fear, not reason, that drives the decision making of not just the two aforementioned characters, but also that of the entire world. We’ve all seen the news. Videos of people fighting over the last bag of rice at the supermarket. Lines stretching out the door of big box stores. As my friends across the world can confirm, there is not a single scrap of toilet paper to be found on store shelves anywhere. People are fearful, and it is evident that hope, just like toilet paper, is nowhere to be found.

The Light Behind the Dress

The Light Behind the Dress

By Brynn Weisholtz (VI) April 22nd was supposed to be the night of my senior prom, a night that my friends and I have looked forward to since walking through the clocktower doors many years ago. I find myself in a state of limbo, walking from floor to floor and room to room all within the walls of my home. I silently wonder, how can my senior year be slipping away this quickly?

Reflections of Studying Abroad: My Life in Jordan

Reflections of Studying Abroad: My Life in Jordan

By Emma Drzala (IV)
After my year abroad in Jordan was cut short, and I took time to reminisce about all the things I learned and experienced, I realized that I have just finished an epic, once-in-a-lifetime journey.

SCHOOL NEWS

An Announcement From the Community Service Club

An Announcement From the Community Service Club

By The Community Service Club:
In the wake of this devastating COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people have felt a sudden urge to do something, anything, to help the community heal.

A Look Into Pingry’s Academic Life

A Look Into Pingry’s Academic Life

By Christine Guo (IV)
The Pingry Record recently sent out a survey to 75 Pingry Upper Schoolers about the school’s academic life.

FEATURED

Pingry’s Transition to Online Learning

Pingry’s Transition to Online Learning

Image by Andrew Wong (IV)
By Emily Shen (IV):
Since the conclusion of Spring Break, Pingry students and faculty members have adopted remote learning in order to follow the state-mandated social distancing guidelines. By now, they have finished their first two weeks online. Although this transition has not been easy, members of the Pingry community are working hard to resume the quest for knowledge as they try to find peace during this time of uncertainty.

So, Why does Hitting the Apex Matter?

So, Why does Hitting the Apex Matter?

By Meghan Durkin (V) This week, with cases in numerous states across America predicted to hit their peak, the healthcare system, its workers, and all others without the ability to stay home prepare for the hardest battle in the ongoing war against COVID-19.

OPINION

In Defense of Gap Years

By Grace Barral (IV) When my parents told my brother that they wanted him to take a gap year before starting school at Trinity College, let’s just say he was less than pleased. To be more precise, he was mortified.

An Investigation of Teacher Turnover at Pingry

An Investigation of Teacher Turnover at Pingry

By Justin Li (V) In the last year-and-a-half, the departures of teachers such as Mr. Peterson, Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Thompson did not pass without controversy and speculation. Despite the uncertainty clouding most of these departures, it is undeniable that each one...

Has the Record Gone Soft?

Has the Record Gone Soft?

By Eva Schiller (V)
Are we openly and accurately reporting Pingry news, or have we gone soft?

Athletics

FUN

Pingry Athletics Ambitions this Spring

Pingry Athletics Ambitions this Spring

By Pranav Jha (VI) Note: This article was written before the transition to remote school, and the subsequent cancellation of spring athletics around the country.  We have decided to publish this article because it is still worth recognizing the talent of our student...

Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

By Hugh Zhang (V) Following successful seasons across the board last winter, Pingry boys’ athletics have raised the bar even higher this year. Outstanding accomplishments from all teams continue to demonstrate Big Blue’s athletic excellence, and Pingry is poised to...

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...

Arts

Students Put On Chicago

Students Put On Chicago

By Kyra Li (III) This year, on February 20, 21, and 22, Pingry’s Drama and Music Departments, under the direction of Mr. Alan Van Antwerp, performed Chicago, the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. With its show-stopping music by John...

Drama II Students Succeed in High School Without Really Trying

By Emily Shen (IV) On Tuesday, January 21st, the Drama II students performed “How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying,” a short comedy written by Jonathan Rand. Not only did the performance showcase the students’ performing skills, but it also reflected...

Columns

Karuppur Scrutinizes the Spicy Stuff in Tech

By Aneesh Karuppur (V) Welcome back to another edition of The Pingry Record Tech Column! Let’s see how the new decade started off in the world of technology. But first, a brief update on Pingry’s wonderful Student Technology Committee (STC). STC’s various groups are...

Snowball Musings: What Music Accurately Reflects Our Generation?

By Rhea Kapur (IV) In preparation for Snowball, Pingry’s annual winter formal, there are a couple items to consider. One is, of course, the look. For female students, it’s finding the perfect dress—classically beautiful, yet original—and for the...

Summer Experiences

Looking Past the Surface

Looking Past the Surface

Helen Liu (V) The speaker at the podium––let’s call him A––gave his speech, charged with emotion. I never knew he could write like this, I thought, as I clapped along with my friends at the particularly touching parts. I didn’t know A that well—he was in a separate...

Winterbottom Reaches New Heights in Iceland

Winterbottom Reaches New Heights in Iceland

Maile Winterbottom (V) In the midst of some last-minute scrambling to put my summer plans together last April, I quickly scrolled through possible programs and trips I could attend. I came across a two week trip to Iceland held by Overland Summers, a program that...

SCHOOL NEWS

An Announcement From the Community Service Club

An Announcement From the Community Service Club

By The Community Service Club:
In the wake of this devastating COVID-19 outbreak, a lot of people have felt a sudden urge to do something, anything, to help the community heal.

A Look Into Pingry’s Academic Life

A Look Into Pingry’s Academic Life

By Christine Guo (IV)
The Pingry Record recently sent out a survey to 75 Pingry Upper Schoolers about the school’s academic life.

FEATURED

Pingry’s Transition to Online Learning

Pingry’s Transition to Online Learning

Image by Andrew Wong (IV)
By Emily Shen (IV):
Since the conclusion of Spring Break, Pingry students and faculty members have adopted remote learning in order to follow the state-mandated social distancing guidelines. By now, they have finished their first two weeks online. Although this transition has not been easy, members of the Pingry community are working hard to resume the quest for knowledge as they try to find peace during this time of uncertainty.

So, Why does Hitting the Apex Matter?

So, Why does Hitting the Apex Matter?

By Meghan Durkin (V) This week, with cases in numerous states across America predicted to hit their peak, the healthcare system, its workers, and all others without the ability to stay home prepare for the hardest battle in the ongoing war against COVID-19.

OPINION

In Defense of Gap Years

By Grace Barral (IV) When my parents told my brother that they wanted him to take a gap year before starting school at Trinity College, let’s just say he was less than pleased. To be more precise, he was mortified.

An Investigation of Teacher Turnover at Pingry

An Investigation of Teacher Turnover at Pingry

By Justin Li (V) In the last year-and-a-half, the departures of teachers such as Mr. Peterson, Ms. Taylor, and Mr. Thompson did not pass without controversy and speculation. Despite the uncertainty clouding most of these departures, it is undeniable that each one...

Has the Record Gone Soft?

Has the Record Gone Soft?

By Eva Schiller (V)
Are we openly and accurately reporting Pingry news, or have we gone soft?

Athletics

FUN

Pingry Athletics Ambitions this Spring

Pingry Athletics Ambitions this Spring

By Pranav Jha (VI) Note: This article was written before the transition to remote school, and the subsequent cancellation of spring athletics around the country.  We have decided to publish this article because it is still worth recognizing the talent of our student...

Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

By Hugh Zhang (V) Following successful seasons across the board last winter, Pingry boys’ athletics have raised the bar even higher this year. Outstanding accomplishments from all teams continue to demonstrate Big Blue’s athletic excellence, and Pingry is poised to...

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...

Arts

Students Put On Chicago

Students Put On Chicago

By Kyra Li (III) This year, on February 20, 21, and 22, Pingry’s Drama and Music Departments, under the direction of Mr. Alan Van Antwerp, performed Chicago, the longest-running American musical in Broadway history. With its show-stopping music by John...

Drama II Students Succeed in High School Without Really Trying

By Emily Shen (IV) On Tuesday, January 21st, the Drama II students performed “How to Succeed in High School Without Really Trying,” a short comedy written by Jonathan Rand. Not only did the performance showcase the students’ performing skills, but it also reflected...

Columns

Karuppur Scrutinizes the Spicy Stuff in Tech

By Aneesh Karuppur (V) Welcome back to another edition of The Pingry Record Tech Column! Let’s see how the new decade started off in the world of technology. But first, a brief update on Pingry’s wonderful Student Technology Committee (STC). STC’s various groups are...

Snowball Musings: What Music Accurately Reflects Our Generation?

By Rhea Kapur (IV) In preparation for Snowball, Pingry’s annual winter formal, there are a couple items to consider. One is, of course, the look. For female students, it’s finding the perfect dress—classically beautiful, yet original—and for the...

Summer Experiences

Looking Past the Surface

Looking Past the Surface

Helen Liu (V) The speaker at the podium––let’s call him A––gave his speech, charged with emotion. I never knew he could write like this, I thought, as I clapped along with my friends at the particularly touching parts. I didn’t know A that well—he was in a separate...

Winterbottom Reaches New Heights in Iceland

Winterbottom Reaches New Heights in Iceland

Maile Winterbottom (V) In the midst of some last-minute scrambling to put my summer plans together last April, I quickly scrolled through possible programs and trips I could attend. I came across a two week trip to Iceland held by Overland Summers, a program that...