SCHOOL NEWS

An Inside Look at the Six LeBow Finalists

An Inside Look at the Six LeBow Finalists

By Emma Drzala (V) As we approach the end of the winter trimester, the Pingry community finds that it is once again time for the annual Robert H. LeBow ‘58 Oratorical Competition. The contest was founded by the Pingry Class of 1958 (LeBow’s graduating class) and...

Two Roads Diverged

By Zala Bhan (IV) I took part in Pingry’s “What is a Nation?” virtual Global program in December...

INVESTIGATIVE

“GME To the Moon”: How Redditors Upstaged Wall Street

“GME To the Moon”: How Redditors Upstaged Wall Street

By Andrew Wong (V) The Wall Street Bets Reddit Community, affectionately referred to as r/WallStreetBets, proudly describes itself as “like 4Chan found a Bloomberg Terminal.” So-called YOLO (“You Only Live Once”) trades are the...

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...

HONOR BOARD WRITER’S SERIES

What the Honor Code Means to Me

By Gia Kalro         When I toured Pingry in 8th grade I was amazed – “how could kids leave their backpacks unattended all around the hallway? Was that a laptop left right out in the open, a cell phone – no way! Don’t these kids use lockers?” I knew Pingry had an...

EDITORIALS

The Power of Comebacks, Big and Small

The Power of Comebacks, Big and Small

By Meghan Durkin (VI) If you’re a golf fan like me, you spent your Super Bowl weekend watching the Waste Management Phoenix Open—and yes, the game as well. Perhaps, the biggest storyline of the tournament was an unlikely, yet familiar, name at the top of the...

On Stupid Mistakes and Stubborn Conviction

On Stupid Mistakes and Stubborn Conviction

By Noah Bergam (VI) A gentle chorus of crackling leaves caught my attention on a midday walk. It was a curious, contradictory sound, a fractal hum of tiny collisions. I walked across the curb, took three steps into the edge of the icy forest, and looked for the...

COLUMNS

Mental Health: A Relatively Overlooked Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Emily Shen (V) March 6th, 2020: the last day that Pingry students, faculty, and staff were on campus before the implementation of masks and social distancing measures, and the last day of school as we knew it. As students shared their plans for spring break and...

The James Harden Trade

The James Harden Trade

By Vared Shmuler (IV) and Cayden Barrison (IV) On January 13th, the NBA community was shocked by one of the most remarkable trades in recent basketball history. The disgruntled James Harden was traded from the Houston Rockets to the Brooklyn Nets in a historic...

OPINIONS

The Direction of the Economy in 2021

By Vared Shmuler COVID-19 has had a two-faced effect on the American economy. On one hand, many small businesses and franchises have had to temporarily or permanently close their doors to their clientele; on the other, the pandemic has acted as a catalyst for an array...

Life Lessons from the Pandemic

Life Lessons from the Pandemic

By Sarah Kloss (V) When reminiscing about a time before masks and social distancing, I think back to the Model UN trip right before lockdown. Actions like packing 30 kids into an elevator or gathering in groups to discuss resolutions seem almost unimaginable nearly a...

How to Regulate Social Media

How to Regulate Social Media

By Andrew Wong (V) Over the summer, like many of my friends at Pingry, I watched The Social Dilemma on Netflix, a documentary exposing the inner workings and dangers of social media and surveillance capitalism. Perhaps I was naïve at the time, but after watching the...

ATHLETICS

FUN

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)...

2021 Lebow Oratorical Competition Excerpts

The Lebow Oratorical Competition has been a cornerstone tradition of the Pingry Upper School for decades. Unfortunately, its final round, which gets most of the attention, only as room for six speakers - which leaves many well-written speeches from the first round...

On Memes, Old and New

On Memes, Old and New

By Hansen Zhang (III) In 2021, Generation Z, or GenZ for short, is between 8 and 24 years old. It is fairly obvious that what separates our generation from all that have before us in human history is the fact that we have had the World Wide Web and social media at our...

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...