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Pingry Anywhere Launches

Pingry Anywhere Launches

By Andrew Wong (V) As a tumultuous 2019-2020 school year came to an end this past June, and the COVID-19 pandemic stretched into yet another month, many members of the Pingry community were questioning if in-person learning would be possible in September. With...

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...

INVESTIGATIVE

Comparing Pingry Anywhere to Other School Models

Comparing Pingry Anywhere to Other School Models

By Zoe Wang (V) By the middle of March 2020, the coronavirus pandemic sent schools and educators into a frenzy. Phil Murphy, the Governor of New Jersey, announced that all public and private schools were to be immediately closed to prevent the virus's spread. The...

How do Pingry’s Research Programs Compare to Other Schools?

How do Pingry’s Research Programs Compare to Other Schools?

By Jessica Lin (VI) Pingry’s various research programs are one of the school’s greatest strengths. From the renowned Pingry Research Exhibit to the newly added Humanities Independent Research Team (HIRT), our programs are rapidly developing and expanding. We...

EDITORIALS

Parting Pictures of Jake Ross: A Rhetorical Analysis

By Noah Bergam (V), Justin Li (V), and Aneesh Karuppur (V) June 18, 2020 On the evening of June 11, the Pingry community received an email from Head of School Matt Levinson and the Board of Trustees confirming that Mr. Jake Ross was fired from The...

Black Lives Should Always Matter

By Noah Bergam (V) The far-reaching solidarity we see for Black America right now is a rightful cause for hope. However, we – and when I say we, I’m pointing to White people in specific – ought to make sure our energy on this issue does not fall back into familiar...

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...

Karuppur Provides the Technology Download

Karuppur Provides the Technology Download

By Aneesh Karuppur (V) As the holiday season quickly approaches, the technology world continues to develop and grow. In this issue, let’s take a look at some good gifts and some not-so-good ones.  First off, the topic most relevant to the average...

OPINIONS

To Mr. Levinson: End the AP Era at Pingry

By Aneesh Karuppur (VI)   Some time back, I wrote a commentary regarding AP-designation courses at Pingry, and how Pingry ought to consider phasing them out. Given the events of the past few weeks, I would like to update that message: I feel that it is now...

Parting Pictures of Jake Ross: A Rhetorical Analysis

By Noah Bergam (V), Justin Li (V), and Aneesh Karuppur (V) June 18, 2020 On the evening of June 11, the Pingry community received an email from Head of School Matt Levinson and the Board of Trustees confirming that Mr. Jake Ross was fired from The...

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?

Why Pingry Needs to Remove AP Courses

Why Pingry Needs to Remove AP Courses

By Aneesh Karuppur (V) A few weeks ago, I got to participate in my first Pingry Career Day; I found it to be just what I expected. The alumni were engaging, knowledgeable, and insightful, and my only complaint was that I didn’t get to spend enough time with them....

ATHLETICS

FUN

Staying Fit During a Worldwide Pandemic

By Ava Kotsen (IV) During quarantine, many used their time to learn a new skill, spend time with their families, binge watch Netflix shows, cook, play video games, take a class online, or catch up on reading. Across the country, millions of Americans also seized this...

Boys’ Soccer

By Sam Benton (V) 7-1 The boys’ soccer team has started the season off strong, winning two of their first three matches this year. Ranked sixth in the state, Big Blue looks to have yet another impressive season. Their main goals are to finish the season undefeated and...

Boys’ Cross Country

By Vared Shmuler (IV) Coming off of a season filled with unexpected obstacles last year, the Boys’ Cross Country Team has hit the ground running regardless. Led by captains Henry Wood (VI) and Sahdev Patel (VI), with the support of coaches Mr. Matt Horesta and Mr. Tim...

Girls’ Tennis

By Brooke Pan (VI) Amid the confusion and uncertainty that has consumed high school sports, the Pingry girls’ tennis team is unfazed. With a perfect record of 10-0-0, the team is cruising through its matches, looking to cling on for an undefeated season. Leading the...

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...