The Highlander, Gov. Livingston High School's Student Newspaper

January 8, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston Boys’ Basketball came up just short on Super Saturday, falling to rival New Providence by two on a last second layup. Despite a hard fought game led by seniors Ryan Davey and Matt Faller, GL could not pull off an upset. The Highlanders started the game off ...

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Everyone likes to pay cheap prices and get what they want when they go shopping. The question remains: When looking for crafts which store fulfills shoppers’ desires more - Hobby Lobby or Michaels? Price is essential when it comes to shopping, so coupons and sales are very important. Hobby Lobby ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  On November 5th, Governor Livingston students enrolled in the schools’ Strategies for Living course took on the roles of parents. While there are no real babies crawling through the halls of the high school, the group of students carrying “flour babies” have certainly not ...

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The Hate U Give: A perfectly executed film telling the story of 16 year old Starr Carter finding her voice after experiencing a tragedy. Starr is a black girl from a predominantly poor, black neighborhood who is sent to an affluent private school, Williamson Prep, with a mostly white student body.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After serving as an assistant last season under Matt Anderson who stepped down, Mike Criscitello was announced as the new head coach for the GL hockey team back in June. The first year coach looks to improve on a 5-15-2 record last season after moving up to the highly ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On Friday, December 14, Governor Livingston bid farewell to beloved English teacher Mrs. Christine Talarico as she left for maternity leave. Her replacement for the remainder of the year is Mr. Kyle Kiernan. Mr. Kiernan will be teaching English II Honors, Introduction to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, a new course, AP Capstone, was introduced to Governor Livingston High School. The college board program is designed to challenge qualified students, and allow them to improve their presentation skills and learn how to conduct research.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- The musical theater community has always shown support for feminism and democratic ideas in politics. In more recent years, specifically, since the 2016 election into office in 2016, many more Broadway celebrities and show casts have used Broadway to draw attention to the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Snapchat has become one of the most popular forms of social media among teenagers. Users are able to send photos with stickers and drawings, text bitmojis, and keep ‘Streaks’: A running tally of how many times you and another have snapped every twenty four hours. The best ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Every year when Christmas rolls around, my family takes a trip to the Great Swamp in search of the perfect Christmas tree. In snow or sun, we look through rows of evergreens until we find a special tree to throw on top of the car and bring home. This is one of my favorite ...

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The holiday season is quickly arriving and students are eager for winter break to begin. Over break, some students will visit family or go on vacation while others will stay at home. However, no matter their winter break plans, students are excited to be spending time with their families. Sophomore ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On December 15, Governor Livingston’s Interact Club once again helped to sort, bag, and pack mountains of toys for the community of Elizabeth. St. Joseph’s Church participates in a toy drive annually, helping to bring smiles to the faces of families in-need. The Co-chair of ...

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Hope that Mother Nature will sprinkle snow to blanket the town in white Pull out your favorite pair of socks to wear for the night Lay in your bed and turn on your favorite Netflix show And maybe if you like it, eat your favorite cookie dough   Pour yourself a mug of hot ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston boys basketball fell to Immaculata on Tuesday, by a score of 68-55. Despite senior Matt Faller’s big night, GL was unable to pull off the upset in its home opener. GL started the game strong, tying the score after the first quarter and only trailing by ...

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UNION, NJ - Gov. Livingston Ice Hockey won a thriller on Friday night, December 14, when it defeated Bernards by a score of 5-4. GL trailed by two with under three minutes remaining, but managed to score three goals, including a buzzer beater game winner by senior Zach Miller, to come up with the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Many students think of school days as the time between breaks. Weekends, the New Jersey Education Association Convention, and Spring Break are all causes for celebration, but the most anticipated break by far is Winter Break. Snow is in the air, presents are on the horizon, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Every year the ever popular Hallmark Channel begins its Countdown to Christmas. Beginning on the last weekend in October, the network starts airing holiday films and continues until the New Year. Hallmark Christmas movies have predictable scenarios and are known for their many ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - For the first time in Highlander history, Governor Livingston High School hosted the Highlander Honors ceremony to celebrate the academic achievements of students. On Thursday, December 5th, the honored students and their families gathered at the Stiefel Theatre to earn their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Governor Livingston recently hosted the annual STEM League competition with schools from around the state in attendance. In teams of five, students worked together to solve a challenging real world problem by applying science, technology, engineering, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 4th annual Berkeley Heights Winter Walk took place on Saturday, December 1st, 2018, and was a popular holiday event for both local families and community-engaged students at Governor Livingston. Each year, the Winter Walk features the contributions of local businesses, ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Future Business Leaders of America of GL took a trip to MetLife Stadium on November 27th where students were able to meet executives who work with the New York Jets, learn their stories, and get advice. Two tour guides took the FBLA members around the stadium to learn ...

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The GL Hilltop Players once again demonstrated their incredible acting skills in their fall production of Little Women. Performances were divided between the main cast and the understudy cast. The main cast performed on Thursday, November 29th, Friday, November 30th, and Saturday night, December ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every morning, dozens of students and teachers arrive at GL clutching whipped-cream topped, espresso-flavored drinks, sipping through Starbucks’ iconic green straws until only foam is left. But in the wake of the recent nationwide campaign against drinking straws, this ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - GL Varsity hockey team lost their home opener to Montclair, 3-1, on Monday night at Warinanco. Despite an early Ryan Erickson goal, GL fell late to the now 2-1 Mounties. Although the score was close throughout the game, a Montclair open net goal put the game out of reach for the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 2018 has been a year of change on many levels. Social movements have reached all across the United States and have influenced many people, resulting in changes seen even in our communities. Berkeley Heights is no exception. Here in our small town, active students are fighting ...

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