The Highlander

June 1, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - What is a runner who is poised to break more records to do when her senior season is derailed by a pandemic? If she is senior Victoria Vanriele, two time New Jersey Gatorade Girls Track and Field Player of the Year, you keep a positive attitude and just keep running. “I am ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston senior class had somewhat of a final sendoff on Friday, May 8, when former Mets and Yankees all-star pitcher Dwight Gooden joined a Zoom call to talk with players and coaches. The student-athletes were able to ask Gooden questions about his career, ...

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As the corner was turning from the winter to spring sports season, athletes were anxious to resume where they left off from last year. This all changed when COVID-19 forced schools and, therefore the NJSIAA, to put everything on hold.  While many athletes are going on to play in college, this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Clubs at Governor Livingston are trying to help make social distancing easier by engaging students and keeping their programs running. It is hard to hold meetings since most clubs meet during lunch at school, but Google Classroom updates and posts have been effective in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The students of Berkeley Heights Public School have been on remote learning for eight weeks. A new learning environment, especially one at home, can be very distracting so it is important for faculty and students to get into a routine that allows them to be successful with ...

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Governor Livingston introduced a new course this year: Introduction to Applied Behavior Analysis and Special Education. Students who take this elective can expect to learn how to work with people with disabilities, about the principles of ABA and the fundamentals of educational and behavioral ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With only three upperclassmen on the Highlanders Girls’ Basketball team many would consider the 2019-2020 season a rebuilding year. Head coach Chris Eckert had a different idea for his squad this season, leading his girls to a 17-11 record, highlighted by a Valley Division ...

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Calling all members of the GL Senior Class 2020! Our Highlanders are in great company with their idea to feature seniors on the official Highlander Instagram page as seen in this recent NY Times article. While this has not been a typical spring semester due to the COVID-19 pandemic, that doesn't ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Volleyball is a big part of Leah Dooley’s life, teaching her many core values along the way. As a junior outside hitter, Dooley led the Governor Livingston Girls’ Volleyball team to its best season in the history of the program. Dooley led the team in kills with 192, as well ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Athletes across the globe are being affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. All they want to do is step onto that field or court and play the sport they love. However, many athletes are not letting the quarantine stop them from training.  Most complete drills on their own or ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, March 24,  Bob Segear, Governor Livingston’s Student Assistance Counselor, was named the school’s Educator of the Year. In the time of remote learning, Segear learned of the accolade in a nontraditional way. In a surprise Zoom conference call, which Segear ...

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Given only hand-me downs. The butt of every joke. The scapegoat when someone broke the lamp. This is the life of a younger sibling.  But despite this treatment, the babies of the family tend to spend their years growing up watching their siblings and admiring what they do. This often results in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As COVID-19 became more and more of a threat, families were forced to cancel their spring break plans. Many families did not feel safe going to airports that could have been infected or and boarding planes to a place that possibly could be put into quarantine, resulting in ...

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College: the topic that seems to be on all upperclassmen’s radar at this time of year. It is hard to even know where to start in the search of finding the “perfect” college. Touring schools is one of the best ways for students to get a feel for the school and see what it has to offer. If you need ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Mary Kay McMillin School Library in Berkeley Heights is a colorful and inviting place with shelves and bins full of books and decorated with paintings and plush versions of children’s book characters. It is an environment meant to make children excited to read and learn.

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Our love is alive, although we are miles apart. The Health & Phys. Ed. Department misses each one of you!!    Thank you to Joe Voorhees for helping to put this together. 

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The only way to get to Carnegie Hall is practice, practice, practice. And by walking on 7th Avenue. Carnegie Hall in New York City is one of the most famous performance halls in the world, and it is an extremely prestigious honor to play there.  In November, Isabella Stravoiu, Governor ...

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Gov. Livingston students who took Advanced Placement (AP) exams for U.S. History, European History, Micro and Macro Economics, and Psychology last May received top scores, beating the national average. As a result of the reputations of these classes and the educators who teach them, these courses ...

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It can be hard to maintain a balance of academics, athletics, extracurriculars, and a social life. Add to that taking time to put other people first, and you have the life of Anna Freer.  Freer, a senior at Governor Livingston High School and Co-Captain of Girls’ Varsity Soccer, showed up to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The TREND Executive Board was honored at the Berkeley Heights Board of Education meeting on Thursday, March 12, for its efforts in the Days of Realization program. The 15 juniors and seniors who are on the executive board of the club were recognized for their commitment to ...

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 According to the Center for Disease Control, adolescents need 8-10 hours of sleep every night. Teenagers who do not reach this minimum have a higher risk for obesity, mental illness, diabetes, injuries, and lower grades(Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2018, July 30). Schools Start Too ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dedicated to the team. Passionate about the sport. Inspired to help students to achieve their goals. Chris Coughlin, Gov. Livingston Guidance Counselor and Cross Country coach, exemplifies these traits. Waking up at 6 a.m. on the weekends for Cross Country meets and staying ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The annual male beauty pageant King of Hearts was held early February in Stiefel Theater. The performance is a fundraiser for the American Heart Association and brings a comical night to the school community. The American Heart Association is a charity that funds research for ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Lights! Camera! Fashion! The annual Prom Fashion Show on last month featured students and teachers modeling the latest prom fashion. There was a basket raffle featuring prizes such as furnishings for dorm rooms, gift cards to restaurants, and tickets to see GL’s spring ...

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Two months of 2020 have ticked by. We leave behind some events that we want to stay in the past. But we also want to learn from what may not have been our finest times. In reflecting on the impactful moments and events that shaped the past decade, it is important to note what we take away from the ...

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COVID-19 headlines have taken over virtually every news outlet. What began as just a small virus in Wuhan, China quickly became an internet sensation and a global pandemic. As of writing this article on March 11, 2020, over 100 locations have been affected and the number is ever growing. Starting ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At the Board of Education meeting on March 12, Berkeley Heights Public School District announced it will begin remote learning on March 17 until March 27, in light of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. Remote learning requires students to engage in learning from home by ...

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To most, waking up at 4:30 a.m. and heading out for a whole day of hard work in the cold is not quite appealing. For sophomore Katelyn Paliwoda this is a normal day. As a competitive alpine skier, Paliwoda spends her weekends gliding down the slopes of Mount Peter in New York with the New Jersey ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Today’s society revolves around technology, so one could only imagine what life would be like without having access to our everyday electronics. When Gov. Livingston held “GL Unplugged”, a technology free day, on December 13 and March 2, students got to try a new perspective ...

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WASHINGTON DC - Eleven members of the Governor Livingston chapter of Junior Statesman of America (JSA) joined fellow high school students from Texas and the Mid-Atlantic region at the annual Winter Congress Convention in Washington, D.C, on Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23. Over ...

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