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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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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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