The Highlander

May 10, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Members of Governor Livingston High School’s Interact Club participated in separating dry goods, varying from hygiene products to foods, at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey in Hillside on May 8.  Some students packed rice and pasta into smaller bags, which would be ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After studying about the Rwandan genocide in their World History classes, the Project Connect students at Governor Livingston participated in a roundtable discussion with Rwandan genocide survivor Kizito Kalima on March 17. Kalima spoke to students and staff about the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the 46th President of the United States, starts most of his mornings by arguing with his wife on who can use the Peloton… it is evident that these stationary bikes are having a large impact across the country.  In homes where time and space are limited, but the drive ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Madison Rowohlt, the latest addition to the Governor Livingston High School staff, has officially started her role as the new Student Assistance Counselor (SAC) after the retirement of Bob Segear. She is eager and ready to join the community, hoping to bring her own strengths ...

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Katherine Zhou is currently a sophomore at Governor Livingston High School. Zhou is a guest writer for “The Highlander”. She is a member of many science clubs at school, including the Science Team. Zhou plays the violin in the orchestra, but she is also part of the New Jersey Youth Symphony outside ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Traditionally, jobs can be a great way for students to experience customer service, socialize with other co-workers, and earn money. However, essential workers have been put at a larger risk for COVID-19, even with the additional precautions put in by employers.  Despite the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The rise and fall of terrorism. The increasing threat of climate change. The #MeToo movement. Women's Marches, LGBTQ+, and Black Lives Matter movements. These are just some of the defining events in Generation Z's existence.  To truly understand the reason for this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, April 20, students in the Interact Club participated in making sandwiches for the Market Street Mission. This year the students made over 1,300 sandwiches to be donated. The Market Street Mission is an organization that collects donations varying from clothing ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Investing in stocks isn’t a common hobby of teenagers. But in January when the stock market experienced a very unusual rise in stocks that should be falling out, it caused a frenzy in hedge funds and piqued the interest of people of all ages. But why? On January 25, a group ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Future Business Leaders of America is taking steps to establish a Toastmasters International Youth Leadership Program (YLP) at Governor Livingston High School. Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization that aims to educate people about communication, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Diversity Committee hosted a Literary Lunch virtual book discussion February 24, on the memoir “Born a Crime” by Trevor Noah, a well known South African comedian.  Sponsored by the Berkeley Heights Education Foundation, the Zoom event run by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - GL Unfiltered, the high school-based organization of BH Unfiltered, hosted a virtual event February 21, called Breaking the Barriers, in which students and faculty heard an honest conversation about the school’s culture, personal development, and support systems. There ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tri-M Music Honor Society at Governor Livingston High School has not let the challenges of performing during the pandemic stop them from delivering their annual music grams.  In recent years, the band and choir collaborated on serenading the student body during the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - During his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order to combat discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Most notably, the order states: “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Since her debut on Nickelodeon, Ariana Grande has been a role model to many as she continues to top the charts with her timeless pop hits and continuously redefines herself as an artist.  Grande’s music career began in 2010 with her role as Cat Valentine on “Victorious” on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Friday, February 26 was Bob Segear’s last day getting to school at 6:30 a.m. and welcoming students and staff with his well known and loved phrase, “Thank you for coming to school today.”  Student Assistance Counselor at Governor Livingston High School since 2012, Segear ...

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“Framing Britney Spears”, the new hit FX and Hulu documentary, remains captivating, yet gut-wrenching, as it provides a glimpse into what the filmmakers depict as Britney Spears’s shockingly miserable life as a celebrity who has little control over her own life. The American pop star took over ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - COVID-19 has taken our world by storm and turned the past year into a chaotic frenzy. As we approach March 13, 2021, the anniversary of the last normal day for many of us, people are reflecting on the past year in quarantine and how their lives have drastically changed in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Many people know Trevor Noah as a funny guy on TV who is always ready to crack a joke. But what many don’t know is that his birth was a crime.  In his critically acclaimed biography Born A Crime, Noah retells the story of growing up in South Africa during the last years of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston freshman Abigail Ha has enjoyed baking for years, however, she never anticipated it becoming such a rewarding hobby.  Ha learned how to make macarons during quarantine and her friends inspired her to start selling her baked goods. Soon her love of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Diversity Council within Governor Livingston was founded in response to the calls for better treatment of the diverse members of the community. As a result, they created various action teams to call attention to the struggles marginalized peoples face. One such group they ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Boys Fencing Team faced the Montclair High School Fencing Team for the second time this season on Monday, March 1, 2021. The GL Boys lost in their first meet against Montclair, so the team was more determined than ever to win.  The meet opened with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Daniel Guyton is a staple of the Governor Livingston community: a graduate, an Industrial Arts teacher at the school for 18 years, and head coach of the football team for eight years. He is known for his love of what he does, whether it is teaching students about machinery or ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Skepticism of the news media is nothing new. Even before the term “fake news” was coined by opposition parties, the media has been the scapegoat for Americans spanning both sides of the political aisle. In honor of Student Press Freedom Day, the staff of “The Highlander” ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Anthony St. George, whose family and friends know him as AJ, is a family-oriented student athlete. His Portugese heritage influences his love of soccer and delicious Portuguese meals. He played on the Governor Livingston High School freshman soccer team in the fall and is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Are you interested in learning more about shopping secondhand on sites such as eBay, Poshmark, and Depop? Check out the following tips to make your shopping much easier. On second hand sites that sell anything you can imagine, it is often overwhelming to know where to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Freshman Olga Brahznikova is a member of the Highlander Marching Band, as well as other academic clubs such as SAGA, Model UN, and Art Club. She enjoys making all kinds of art, and playing the flute. She strives to do her best in everything she tries, and she loves hanging ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Nothing creates a bond like hours of time spent together under blinding lights while wearing pounds of makeup in order to put on a show. The mentally and physically challenging act of performing doesn’t come easy for everyone, but to freshmen Sophia Lombardi, Emily Koubek, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When New Jersey residents cast their ballots for President in November, they were also casting their votes on the proposal to fully legalize the possession and use of marijuana for persons 21 years of age and older in the State of New Jersey. Shortly after vote counting began ...

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