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Community Unites for Annual MLK Day of Service

Community Unites for Annual MLK Day of Service

By Brian Li (IV) On Monday, January 21, Pingry hosted its eighth annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. In the morning, students, family members, and faculty volunteered for various organizations, including Cancer Support Community, The Sharing Network, and...

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Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

Pingry Boys’ Athletics Highlights

By Hugh Zhang (V) Following successful seasons across the board last winter, Pingry boys’ athletics have raised the bar even higher this year. Outstanding accomplishments from all teams continue to demonstrate Big Blue’s athletic excellence, and Pingry is poised to...

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Students Gain Alumni Insight on Career Day

Students Gain Alumni Insight on Career Day

By Vicky Gu (VI), Meghan Durkin (V), and Eva Schiller (V) On Friday, January 31, Form V and VI students attended Pingry’s annual Career Day, in which they were able to interact with a wide variety of Pingry alumni and gain insight into future career options.  The...

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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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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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Triumphing Over Tribulation

Triumphing Over Tribulation

By Martine Bigos (IV) On October 21st, Pingry’s Middle and Upper School students attended an assembly where guest speaker Sean Swarmer shared his inspiring life journey. Sean has survived cancer twice and is the first cancer survivor to climb the highest mountains on...

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Sickness Spreads through Pingry like Never Before

By Samuel Wexler (IV) On Friday, November 8, students at the Basking Ridge campus refreshed their emails to find that the school day was cut short due to a stomach bug spreading throughout the school community. After being dismissed from their classes, confused...

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Buttondowns Return to their Roots

Buttondowns Return to their Roots

By Brian Li (IV) On November 22nd, the Buttondowns raced down from the top of Hauser Auditorium to begin their annual Buttondowns assembly. This year, the all-boys a capella group is headed by president James Wang (VI), vice-president Charlie Malone (VI), and...

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Homecoming Pride Culminates in a Dance to Remember

Homecoming Pride Culminates in a Dance to Remember

By Vicky Gu (VI) The high temperatures of the final days of September thankfully began to subside by Saturday, October 5 on this event-packed day. By 8:30 a.m., the Basking Ridge campus was swarming with parents of Middle and Upper school students for Pingry’s annual...

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Taiko Drumming: An Interview with Mr. Leone

Taiko Drumming: An Interview with Mr. Leone

By Martine Bigos (IV) During morning meeting on September 23rd, Pingry’s Taiko Drumming Club performed “Dokokara,” a composition written by the principal of the LA Taiko Institute in the 2010s. Three years ago, Pingry’s former headmaster suggested that Mr. Leone...

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Convocation Focuses on Slowing Down

Convocation Focuses on Slowing Down

By Camille Collins (III) For Pingry, convocation welcomes a new student body and ushers in a new year of thought, achievement, and education, along with the celebration of the Honor Code that is held in such high esteem. Convocation opened with the signing of the...

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