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The Highlander

May 15, 2022

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Junior George Provel is an outfielder at Governor Livingston. This spring, Provel is playing a big role in his second season at the varsity level. Provel patrols the corner outfield positions moving from right to left field depending on the team’s need. Provel often finds ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Governor Livingston hosted its first Culture Walk April 21, featuring live music, cultural foods and desserts, and information on different cultures celebrated by the students who attend the school. The sidewalk in front of the school was lined with tables that were run by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Riley Amato, junior, is a varsity tennis player for Governor Livingston High School and plays on the lacrosse team in the spring season. In school, she is a member of the Student Movement Against Cancer and Interact.  Outside of school, her hobbies include singing and playing ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Early one morning senior Holliday Woodard was sitting in math class when she heard her name over the loudspeaker. There was an announcement that Woodard had been awarded Student of the Month. While the entire class erupted into cheers, Woodard said, “I had no idea what was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- TREND and Student Ambassadors partnered to bring Timothy J. Ryan, a former heroin addict who grew up in Berkeley Heights, to Governor Livingston March 24 to share his story about battling addiction and how it inspired him to write his memoir Chronic Junkie. The Mountainside ...

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Gianna Ciccimarra is a senior basketball, soccer, and lacrosse player. She has played at the varsity level for all three sports since her freshman year. Ciccimarra has been known as a standout athlete, with many accomplishments in all sports throughout her years at Governor Livingston. Ciccimarra ...

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Picture the Ramones, Green Day, Sex Pistols, Dropkick Murphys. Now throw in more morbid imagery, dark themes and an all-girl band. Senior Bryanna Mendez and a group of girls from around the tristate area have their own take on punk rock and are ready rock goth style.  Mendez’s interest in music ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- When a recent Twitter poll posed the question of whether there were more doors or wheels in the world, the Internet and students alike took interest in this pointless and unsolvable debate. After having a discussion with his friends, Twitter user Ryan Nixon posed this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Think of warm beaches, midnight walks through the streetlight- lined streets of Greece, and biking through the cobblestoned streets of Italy with your best friend of 10 years. That is just a peek into “People We Meet on Vacation,” the New York Times Bestseller by Emily ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Looking for a way to highlight the athletes and sports at Governor Livingston High School, student athletes John Schmidt, Kyle Bade and Jonathan Schmidt, who are all juniors, have teamed up to create a new sports media club, GL Sports Zone.  The goal of the club, advised by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Since the new year, Interact members have been busy raising money for various global causes ranging from COVID-19 relief to refugees fleeing Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.  In January, Interact held a fundraiser at Coppola’s for Project Hope, an organization dedicated to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- While Governor Livingston Hockey celebrates its recent state championship win against Morris Knolls, the team had another reason to celebrate earlier in the season when junior Captain Brian Kramer eclipsed his 100th point on an assist from freshman Alec Nasreddine against ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With the 2022 spring high school lacrosse season approaching, the Governor Livingston Highlander team comes into the year with high expectations and even higher goals.  The 2022 Highlanders will be faced with the task of defending their prowess in the NJILL Klank division.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Cherchez-vous des recommandations sur Netflix?* Well look no further than the second season of “Emily in Paris”. For those who missed out on season one, “Emily in Paris” documents the journey of the young, savvy, and free-spirited businesswoman Emily Cooper.   Emily is ...

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Recently, I spent a week at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, NC coaching swimming for the Marine Corps East Trials. This event is part of the Wounded Warrior Athlete Reconditioning Program (WAR-P). The participants are Recovering Service Members (RSMs). RSMs will be selected from both the East and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Established in 1962, the Governor Livingston Highlander Marching Band, rich in traditions and history, has maintained a prominent reputation in New Jersey and along the East Coast for 59 years.  William Livingston, a signer of the Constitution and Governor of New Jersey ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- No need to fear the wrath of these gods. The Hilltop Players take on Greek Mythology when they return to the stage to perform "The Lightning Thief: The Percy Jackson Musical" March 24-27.  The play is set in New York with the title character Percy Jackson, a young boy with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston's students in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Percussion class got a once in a lifetime opportunity to attend a master class led by two-time Grammy winner Dame Evelyn Glennie at Montclair State University in the Leshowitz Recital Hall at the John J. Cali School ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Being in marching band and playing on the football team in the same season is a rarity, as the practices and events usually conflict with each other. However, junior Daniel Whelan became the first student to do just that.  Whelan, who has been in the Highlander Marching ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Governor Livingston outlasted Morris Knolls 2-0 to win the NJSIAA Public C state championship on Monday afternoon at the Prudential Center.  Top seeded Morris Knolls took care of business comfortably in the first three rounds, eliminating Bernards, Colonia and Verona in order to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Each year, during March, Americans honor Women's History Month to celebrate the contributions made by women that have been historically overlooked.  Beginning in 1981 as “Women's History Week,” the National Women's History Project petitioned to dedicate a whole month to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Governor Livingston hosted the annual Prom Fashion Show Wednesday, February 23, with over 50 students and teachers modeling dresses donated by David’s Bridals, dresses previously worn to proms, and suits donated from Adams Fine Clothing and Tuxedo. The fashion show, run by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Survive and Advance. The phrase used to describe the magical March madness run by coach Jim Valvano and his NC State Wildcats in 1983 can apply to almost every high school team during the late February window.  Although on ice and not on a court, the 2022 Highlanders share ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston senior Vivien Reed can usually be found singing in the hallways or laughing with her friends. When not having fun with her pals, she is honing her craft of musical theater, practicing makeup looks, or working at Dunkin’ Donuts.  Reed’s parents and close ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Many football teams’ star players score touchdowns and get interceptions. For Governor Livingston, junior Liam Quigley isn't just someone who can only score touchdowns and make tackles. The Highlander linebacker and running back is also a kicker.        Although he plays ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston used a second half surge to power past Dayton 37-20, and move on to the Union County Tournament Quarterfinals on Wednesday night With no county tournament last year due to covid, the Highlanders were coming off an underdog run two years ago, in which ...

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UNION, NJ - Governor Livingston/New Providence used a big second and third period to propel them past Princeton, 7-3, on Saturday night. The matchup between the two public school powerhouses took place at Union Sports Arena, and honored the six Highlander seniors before the game.  The six ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - Governor Livingston was defeated by Westfield, 7-2, on Wednesday night. The divisional matchup at Warinanco Ice Center marked the third win over the Highlanders this season for the division leading Blue Devils.  The Highlanders looked to avenge their two earlier losses in the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Non-dairy milks products became popular in the 1980s, and the demand for them has only increased throughout the 2000s. Today, grocery stores stock milk made from oats, nuts, rice, and other non-dairy substitutes.  Some consumers have chosen to make the switch to more ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Connor Tracy is a senior basketball and football player and was a football team co-captain in the fall. Tracy has been starting quarterback and safety for the football team, and has played at the varsity level for basketball the past two years. During his senior season, Tracy ...

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