Noah Bergam ’21

Noah Bergam (’21) is the co-editor-in-chief of the Record. He joined the staff in his freshman year to help edit sports articles.  He specializes in opinion pieces and likes using their storytelling capabilities to discuss controversial administrative policies or shed light on the competitive atmosphere of Pingry. In his free time Noah enjoys films, playing Taiko drums, and learning and teaching math. He has an educational YouTube channel (njbergam) and he would love to get both your feedback and your subscription.

Latest from Noah Bergam

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...

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The Coronavirus Endgame: What’s Next?

The Coronavirus Endgame: What’s Next?

By Noah Bergam (V) The first night my dad came home from treating COVID-19 patients at Newark Beth-Israel Hospital, I asked him what the situation looked like. His immediate response: “No one knows anything.” Ground zero, according to him, was a welter of confusion....

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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...

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Beefing Up Economics Education at Pingry

By Noah Bergam (V) The bipartisan government report on the 2008 Financial Crisis and the Great Recession paraphrased Shakespeare in its analysis: “The fault lies not in the stars, but in us.” I read parts of this report, as well as numerous other sources, for a...

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Mr. LaValette to Leave Pingry After 41 Years

Mr. LaValette to Leave Pingry After 41 Years

By Noah Bergam (V) After 41 years at Pingry, beloved Upper School German teacher and former Head of the World Languages Department Norman LaValette is retiring this year. Mr. LaValette (often referred to by students as “Herr LaV” or simply “LaV”) is known for his...

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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...

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Epidemiology Math Problems

Epidemiology Math Problems

In these confusing times there’s a certain sense of power that comes with understanding, or at least trying to understand, the dynamics of disease spread and epidemiology. I certainly felt that as I’ve looked into the mathematics disease modeling over the course of...

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Prorating the Priceless

Prorating the Priceless

By Noah Bergam (V) The Pingry tuition for the 2019-20 school year was $42,493. Lunch cost $1,378. Those are significant numbers in my life, numbers that, for over six years, have hovered over my head, acting as a reminder of what doesn’t go to my younger siblings each...

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Big Fish Refuted

By Noah Bergam (V)   Lights. Silence. 390 seconds of glory.      Ever since I first watched in sixth grade, I knew I wanted to do LeBow.     From the win of Katie Coyne ‘16 to the two-year reign of Rachel Chen ‘18 to the...

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The Pingry Record Editorial Staff

Noah Bergam '21

Editor-in-Chief

Brynn Weisholtz '20

Editor-in-Chief

Meghan Durkin '21

Assistant Editor

Eva Schiller '21

Assistant Editor

Vicky Gu '20

Senior Assistant Editor

Dr. Megan Jones

Faculty Advisor

Ms. Meghan Finegan

Faculty Advisor

Justin Li '21

Layout Editor

Andrew Wong '22

Assistant Layout Editor

Rhea Kapur '21

Photo Editor

Kyra Li '23

Photo Editor

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Martha Lewand '20

Copy Editor

Brian Li '22

Copy Editor

Dean Koenig '21

Copy Editor

Brooke Pan '21

Copy Editor

Aneesh Karuppur '21

Copy Editor