Andrew Wong ’22

Andrew Wong (‘22) is the Chief Web Editor and Assistant Layout Editor for The Pingry Record. He first began as a writer for the Record during his Freshman year, becoming a layout editor, then Chief Web Editor, during his Sophomore year.

Andrew loves writing and debating about all things politics. Throughout his time at the Record he has written a whole host of articles covering topics ranging from the value of history and the humanities in an increasingly STEM-oriented world, to the protests in his family hometown of Hong Kong. In addition to politics, Andrew also loves listening to and sharing the stories of other people from around the world. For him, every story, no matter where it comes from or who tells it, is a chance to gain valuable insight and perspective into life and the wider world.

In his freetime, Andrew enjoys playing the violin, playing water polo, and playing video games with his friends. 

 

Latest from Andrew Wong:

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...

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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...

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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.

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2020: Losing Hope?

2020: Losing Hope?

By Andrew Wong (IV) As the ball in Times Square finished its long descent, with the chants of over a million people in Times Square and millions more glued to their TV screens counting down, our world would be...

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COVID-19 Pandemic Cancels School

COVID-19 Pandemic Cancels School

By Meghan Durkin (V) & Andrew Wong (IV) The novel coronavirus has forced Pingry and schools around the country to take unprecedented measures to continue their education.

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The Value of Humanities in the 21st Century

The Value of Humanities in the 21st Century

By Andrew Wong (IV) Last year, my history teacher started the year with a thought experiment. He told our class, “History is irrelevant. If the only reason why we learn history is not to repeat the mistakes of the past, then in today’s world, it is useless and...

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Welcome to the History Department, Mr. Toor!

Welcome to the History Department, Mr. Toor!

Andrew Wong (IV) This year, the Upper School History Department welcomes Mr. Saad Toor, who will be teaching three sections of World History 9 and one section of World History 10.  Mr. Toor recently completed his M.Sc. in South Asian Studies at Oxford University in...

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Wong on Hong Kong: A Battle for Freedom

Wong on Hong Kong: A Battle for Freedom

Andrew Wong (IV) As my freshman year approached its finale of final exams, I looked forward to a summer of rest and relaxation.   Half a world away in Hong Kong, students were also busy preparing for their exams and their summer. Unlike me, though, they were...

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Boys’ Winter Track Update 2018/2019

By Andrew Wong '22 The boys’ winter track team has now been renamed to the boys’ indoor track team. Despite losing many seniors after a strong season last year, the team is back, being led by Captain Nick Robinson (VI). This year, although comprising a small roster,...

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Girls’ Winter Track Update 2018/2019

By Andrew Wong '22 The girls’ winter track team, now the girls’ indoor track team, led by captain Cathleen Parker (VI), is excited for the season. This year, new freshmen talent rounds out a strong team to help replace Avery Schiffman ‘18 and jumper Sophia Weldon ‘18,...

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