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
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...
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....
By Noah Bergam (V) & Meghan Durkin (V) As the growth rate of the coronavirus begins to flatline, Americans grow tired of a virus that has ravaged this nation for far longer – the racially charged murder of innocent black Americans, including Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
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...
The Pingry Record Editorial Staff
Noah Bergam '21
Brynn Weisholtz '20
Meghan Durkin '21
Eva Schiller '21
Vicky Gu '20
Senior Assistant Editor
Dr. Megan Jones
Ms. Meghan Finegan
Justin Li '21
Andrew Wong '22
Assistant Layout Editor
Rhea Kapur '21
Kyra Li '23
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