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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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Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights

By Zoe Wang (IV) This year’s annual PSPA Friday Night Lights took place on September 27, as hundreds of students, families, and faculty from the Lower, Middle, and Upper Schools came together to support the Big Blue’s football team.  The evening began with the...

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New Transitions

New Transitions

By Emma Drzala (IV) On the 21st of August, I started a journey that would leave a lasting impact for the rest of my life. As I crossed the threshold to enter the plane, I felt panic and reluctance coursing through my body. I found my seat and felt my eyes getting...

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2019 Fall Awards Assembly Celebrates Previous Year

2019 Fall Awards Assembly Celebrates Previous Year

By Lauren Taylor (VI) On Friday, September 20, the Upper School gathered in Hauser Auditorium to celebrate students who displayed exceptional academic effort and achievement in the 2018-2019 school year.  The ceremony began by recognizing the Form VI students who were...

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TanTan and the Spizzwinks Dazzle the Community

TanTan and the Spizzwinks Dazzle the Community

By Alex Kaplan '21 On January 8, Pingry welcomed back TanTan Wang ‘16, who visited to perform with his collegiate a cappella group, the Spizzwinks. Wang is currently a member of Yale University’s Class of 2020. During his time at Pingry, he was an avid member of the...

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Students Dance the Night Away at Snowball

Students Dance the Night Away at Snowball

By Meghan Durkin '21 On Saturday, January 26, students arrived at The Westin Governor Morris in Morristown, NJ for Pingry’s annual winter dance, Snowball. Snowball is a “Sadie Hawkins”-style dance, in which girls traditionally ask boys to attend the dance with them....

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Black History Month Assembly Focuses on Community

Black History Month Assembly Focuses on Community

By Armani Davidson '19 Black History Month was established to honor the accomplishments of African Americans throughout U.S. history. On Friday, February 1, Upper and Middle school students came together for the annual Black History Month Assembly. The assembly paid...

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RENT Breaks Barriers for Pingry Drama

RENT Breaks Barriers for Pingry Drama

Brian Li '22 On February 21, 22, and 23, Pingry’s Drama and Music Department performed this year’s winter musical Rent, a Pulitzer-Prize and Tony Award-winning production by Jonathan Larson. Influenced by Giacomo Puccini’s opera La bohème, Rent follows a group of...

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Health Department Teaches Parents About Vaping

By Noah Bergam '21 Once meant as a method to curb nicotine addiction, vaping has become an increasingly widespread practice among American youth. As the number of vaping high school students across the country rises, it has become ever more important for teens, as...

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Buttondowns Entertain with Annual Assembly

Buttondowns Entertain with Annual Assembly

By Monica Chan '21 On November 20th, the final day before the start of Thanksgiving break, the Buttondowns serenaded the Upper School in Hauser Auditorium at their annual Buttondowns Assembly. The elite boys’ acapella group is led this year by president Rajeev...

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Chelsea Art Gallery Inspires Students

By Vicky Gu '20 On November 14, Pingry’s advanced Upper School visual arts students took their annual field trip to the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. There, they visited many diverse art galleries, each displaying various media, such as paints, prints,...

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Pingry Attends the New Jersey GSA Forum

Pingry Attends the New Jersey GSA Forum

By  Hannah Guglin '20 On Saturday, November 17th, Pingry’s GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) travelled to Middletown High School South to attend the 2018 New Jersey GSA Forum. The GSA Forum is an annual gathering of GSAs across the state to discuss LGBTQ+ issues. The forum...

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German Club Explores a Christmas Market

By Nicole Kloss '19 German Club consists of a group of Pingry students who are eager to learn more about German culture and language. During meetings, we discuss German traditions and holidays while enjoying traditional German food. We also learn a few German words...

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Students Shine in Peter Pan Prequel

Students Shine in Peter Pan Prequel

By Brian Li '22 On November 8, 9, and 10, the Upper School Drama Department presented its annual fall play; this year’s play was Peter and the Starcatcher by Rick Elice. Based on the novel by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson, this comedy explores the backstory of Peter...

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Debunking the Process Behind SAC

Debunking the Process Behind SAC

By Justin Li '21 SAC has become a popular part of the Pingry community in the eyes of students and teachers alike. Students know that SAC assemblies are a perfect time to take a break and have a laugh with friends, regardless of the academic pressures during the...

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