Founded in 1895, The Pingry Record has the distinction of being the oldest continuously published country day school newspaper in the United States. The paper began as a “lark” by a group of boys who thought it might be fun to edit a newspaper containing school news. The first paper, handed from student to student, was largely regarded as a joke by the student body and became known as “The Bughouse Tribune.”
However, its successful circulation around the school presented the opportunity for a real school paper in printed form. The idea pleased everyone, and Headmaster W.H. Corbin was asked to appoint a board of editors to start an official school publication. The first editor in chief was Barton W. Currie (class of 1895), who took his work very seriously. Currie later went on to become editor in chief of the Ladies’ Home Journal in 1925.
Today, The Record is staffed by Upper School students who write, edit, and provide the artwork as well as the layout in Adobe InDesign. History Department Chair Dr. Megan Jones and Associate Director of College Counseling Meghan Finnegan serve as the group’s advisors.
The Pingry Record Editorial Staff 2019-2020
Monica Chan ‘21 is the Cartoon Editor for the Record. She has been writing for the Record since her sophomore year and joined the staff her junior year.
Eva Schiller ‘21 is an assistant editor for the Pingry Record. She has been writing since freshman year and editing since sophomore year. She most enjoys writing and editing opinion articles, as they add a uniquely Pingry perspective to the paper.
Aneesh Karuppur ’21 is a Copy Editor for the Record. He joined the staff in his sophomore year. He writes a regular Tech Column and contributes commentary on how the school can better the student experience.
Brynn Weisholtz ’20 is the Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Pingry Record. She joined the team her freshman year as a way to explore her interest in writing. Brynn has written a variety of pieces for the Record over her four years of high school but especially enjoys writing interview pieces as she likes getting to know new faculty, staff, and students.
Justin Li (IV) is the Layout Editor of the Pingry Record. He joined as the digital editor for the Record’s new website during his sophomore year.
Meghan Durkin ‘21 is an assistant editor for the Pingry Record. She has been writing since freshman year and began editing her sophomore year.
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.
Noah Bergam ’21 is the co-editor-in-chief of the Record. He joined the staff in his freshman year, when he was asked, coincidentally on his birthday, to help edit sports articles.