Girls’ Squash Update 2019-2020

By Christine Guo (IV) After their excellent season last year, the girls’ varsity squash team has high hopes for the upcoming season. Led by Captains Renée Chan (VI) and Jessica Hutt (VI), they hope to further improve on their record from the previous year. Coach...

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Boys’ Squash Update 2019-2020

By Brian Li (IV) Looking to build off last year’s success, the boys’ varsity squash team is ready for another busy and focused season. The team, led by Chris Zachary ‘19 and Jeffrey Xiao ‘19,  finished with a record of 15-2 and capped off a dominant season as Division...

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Wrestling Update 2019-2020

By Ben Gottesman (V) The very underclassmen heavy wrestling team is excited to see what achievements lie ahead in the next few years. Captain Mason Stahl (VI) says about this year's team: “We have a very young team this year; over half the players are freshmen. Our...

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Girls’ Basketball Update 2019-2020

By Brooke Pan (V) The girls’ basketball team is looking strong this winter, with high hopes to build on their performance from last year. Captains Jennifer Ryan (VI), Aly Feeley (VI), and Olivia Volpe (V) will be leading this year’s team as they approach the upcoming...

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Boys’ Basketball Update 2019-2020

By Ben Gottesman (IV) After a spectacular showing in both the county and state tournaments last year, the senior-heavy boys’ basketball team is looking to make an even deeper run into this season’s tournaments. Coach Jason Murdock said, “Knowing that we have six...

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Ski Team Update 2019-2020

By Brooke Pan (V) This season, the Pingry ski team is looking to continue their positive momentum by improving upon last season’s success. Led by captains Matt Dispenza (VI), Natalie Ladino (VI), Peter McClearn (VI), and Rosemary Collins (V), the team hopes to build...

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Boys’ Winter Track Update 2019-2020

By Sarah Kloss (IV) The boys’ winter track team is returning with a strong lineup this year. Despite losing a handful of senior players, the team still has fifteen boys, including five new freshmen. With both new and returning runners, Head Coach Chris Shilts says,...

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Girls’ Winter Track Update 2019-2020

By Walker Johnson (V) The girls’ winter track team, led by captains Dylan Anidjar (VI) and Kier Brown (VI), is looking to carry their great successes from last spring into the winter season. Last spring, two relay squads made it to nationals. This year, the team is...

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Girls’ Ice Hockey Update 2019-2020

Girls’ Ice Hockey Update 2019-2020

By Emily Shen (IV) With Mrs. Whitman Annis as Head Coach, the Girls’ Ice Hockey team is ready to continue their last year’s legacy.  This year, with many new players joining the team, Head Captain Lizzie Gilfillan (VI) and Assistant Captains Allie Moss (VI) and Annie...

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Boys’ Ice Hockey Update 2019-2020

By Marc Bliemel (IV) Coming off a great season last year, the boys’ ice hockey team is hoping for another strong season. Last year, the team finished 19-3-1 overall, and 13-1 in their conference. With returning scorers and play-makers, including Eric Bush (V) and...

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Girls’ Fencing Update 2019-2020

By Anjola Olawoye (III) The girls’ fencing team anticipates a promising season this year. Led by captains Allision Lee (VI) and Jamie Wang (VI), the team is hoping to build upon its past success. Last year, the team ended their season with a 6-7 record and had success...

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Boys’ Fencing Update 2019-2020

By Caleb Park (III) This year, boys fencing is ready for anything. Although the team is still in the middle of preseason, they are confident of success in the upcoming season. Several new fencers have arrived from the middle school, including Charles Jiang (III), Andy...

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Girls’ Swimming Update 2019-2020

By Kyra Li Led by co-captains Emily Sanchez (VI), Martha Lewand (VI), Madeline Skapper (VI), and Coach Deirdre O’Mara, the girls’ swim team has started off strong with early morning and weight room practices. Coming off of a stunning season last year, the girls are...

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Boys’ Swimming Update 2019-2020

By Justin Li (V) The Pingry boys’ swim team, led by captains Reid McBoyle (VI) and Will Stearns (VI), is looking forward to what they hope will be another dominant season. Following an undefeated 2018-2019 season, training for the upcoming season is in full swing....

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Freshman Art Classes Take on the MoMA

Freshman Art Classes Take on the MoMA

By Mirika Jambudi (III) On Thursday, November 14th, ninth-graders in Art Fundamentals and various other classes visited the Museum of Modern Art for their annual art trip into New York City. They visited many of the museum’s new exhibitions, including, but not limited...

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Winter Festival Pleases the Crowd

By Kyra Li (III) and Anjola Olawoye (III) As the annual Winter Festival approaches, Pingry students are preparing for their performance for family and friends on December 12. The day before, many ensembles, including chorus, band, orchestra, and handbells, will be...

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Freedom to Choose

By Brynn Weisholtz (VI) At Pingry, a student’s academic coursework is primarily determined by the administration and follows a fairly regimented path. There is limited flexibility for a student to “choose” any portion of his or her schedule in the early years of high...

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ShopWrong: An Argument Against Arguing the Negative

By Noah Bergam (V) When I was a little kid, I got angry when I heard my name. Noah. I heard the word ‘No.’ Somehow that just pushed me over the edge.  My older siblings, realizing my dislike, would further taunt me by calling ShopRite ShopWrong. I would cry.  Now it’s...

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Club Spotlight: Quiz Bowl Team

Club Spotlight: Quiz Bowl Team

By Caleb Park (III) As I walked into the room, pencil in hand, I felt a rush of adrenaline and perhaps a bit of anxiety.  It might have been the moderator’s intense stare, or the energy of my teammates, but pure excitement coursed through my veins. I knew that nothing...

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Students Serve the Community on Rufus Gunther Day

Students Serve the Community on Rufus Gunther Day

By Zoe Wang (IV) This year’s annual Rufus Gunther Day, held on October 25, was a resounding success. Following the annual tradition, more than a thousand members of the Pingry community, including 600 Upper School students, 270 middle schoolers, and 100 faculty...

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Varsity Soccer Teams Close Out Successful Seasons

Varsity Soccer Teams Close Out Successful Seasons

By Dean Koenig (V) The boys’ and girls’ varsity soccer teams both had unforgettable seasons this fall, adding to the historical success of both programs. The girls, coached by Head Coach Lauren Molinaro, topped off their great season by clinching the NJSIAA Non-Public...

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