The Highlander

March 21, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- After challenging their intellectual capabilities in the classroom, students are excited to exercise their athletic prowess in gym. At Governor Livingston, there are three options for gym classes: weightlifting, team sports, and fitness. At the start of each marking period, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Most Governor Livingston students know Debora Thedinga as one of the interpreters for Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at GL. However, Thedinga is also an artist - with a not so hidden talent for painting. When Thedinga first stumbled upon art during her childhood, she ...

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From freshman year to senior year, many aspects of students’ lives change: interests, friends, and responsibilities. Throughout the four years that students spend in high school, they learn many new things each year and gain insight on what to do and what not to do. Students pick up tips to make ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Two Governor Livingston students shined last month after being named “Students of the Month.” Teachers from all departments nominate students who “foster a culture of respect, responsibility and integrity within the school.” A committee of teachers, led by teacher Kathleen ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- High school is a confusing place for any teenager, especially when considering all the pressures students can face. Whether placed by peers, teachers, family members or by the students themselves, this pressure can be unbearable and cause some to resort to extreme lengths to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Every year as February rolls around, the students of Governor Livingston become excited for the upcoming holiday. Valentine’s Day is a celebration of love and romance, and this positivity is evident within the school. On February 14, students could be found enjoying the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston’s annual male talent show King of Hearts took place on Wednesday, February 13 in the GL auditorium. The event raises money for the Amanda Rose Laura Foundation and featured some of GL’s finest gentlemen. The freshmen contestants were Kevin Rodrigues and ...

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For 85 years the world has loved P.L Travers’ Mary Poppins: a story of a magical, firm, kind, and caring nanny who comes to number 17 Cherry Tree Lane to save the Banks family. Mary Poppins is practically perfect in every way and has a special bond with children. She makes the most boring or ...

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Famous celebrities from all areas of show business from singers to actors have expressed strong opinions on U.S. politics, but should celebrities share their views or stay out of politics or should people rely on the political views of celebrities to inform their own opinions? One famous ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston Hoops advanced in the state tournament Monday night with a dominant 64-53 victory over Monmouth. Matt Faller’s double-double is what stood out in the stat sheet, but it was combined defensive efforts from Dylan DeFronzo and Ferd Melo that secured the ...

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New York City: the city that never sleeps. Many Governor Livingston students flock to the blinding lights over the weekend. Once students arrive via accessible trains in the area, shopping, photo shoots, and food await. The tricky part is figuring out exactly where to go and how to get there, as ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - On Thursday, February 7 and Friday, February 8, Governor Livingston’s Model United Nations club competed at the 20th annual Academy Model United Nations (AMUN) at Bergen County Academies. During this two day conference, students from GL represented delegates from various ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Ever since students returned from Winter Break, there has been a wave of sickness infecting Governor Livingston students. Many students have been diagnosed with the flu. However, some of these students continue to attend school with high fevers and uncontrollable coughing.

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Student Press Freedom Day was observed on Wednesday, January 30, to commemorate past cases that have paved the way for student journalists. These students have collaborated with teachers, administrators and federal courts, to advocate for freedom of the press. Many may be unaware of the extreme ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS- The process of uploading a video to YouTube is simple; you can put out whatever content you want and with the click of a button it’ll be available for the whole world to view. With these privileges comes the responsibility of monitoring what you post and what people comment on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- While some students take part in in-school sports at Governor Livingston, others have developed a hobby in horseback riding. Many girls who are pursuing this hobby ride English style, and have been competing for many years and practicing on teams. However, most started off ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ -  Gov. Livingston Ice Hockey lost a heartbreaker Thursday night, February 7, when it fell to Westfield in overtime, 5-4. GL showed tremendous fight over powerhouse rival Westfield, but ultimately fell in a hard nosed game in the first round of the McInnis Cup. GL sought its eyes ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Every year, Governor Livingston students in Ceramics, Crafts, and Project Connect participate in The Empty Bowls Project. This year, the students constructed Mishima bowls (a type of Japanese pottery), and then the Ceramics class sold their handmade bowls at all three ...

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Teenagers love listening to music. A study from Forbes Magazine stated that “on average, Americans [and especially teens] now spend just slightly more than 32 hours a week listening to music.” Many teens also use different devices, such as headphones and earbuds, in order to listen to music.

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The GLHS Winter concert took place on Tuesday, January 15, and featured performances by several small and large ensembles of student musicians. The first half of the concert was dedicated to jazz, percussion, and bagpipe groups: all selective, small ensembles that specialize in their material.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Experienced leadership professor at Montclair University Jeffrey J. Monacelli spoke to students in Governor Livingston’s Leadership elective on Friday, January 18. The Leadership elective, run by GL teacher Jacqueline Hudacko, is a semester-long elective that focuses on the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Many people see the new year as a turning point, and believe the date of January 1 alone will give them the incentive to change. Everyone has heard of New Years’ resolutions, but how many people are actually dedicated enough to stick to the resolutions they make? Some GL ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The Governor Livingston Girls Fencing team defeated Oak Knoll at their meet at Columbia Middle School on Thursday, January 31, with a final meet score of 18-9. In the first round of bouts, sabre fencers Heather Januzzi, Sarah Comerford, and Tamar Novik and foil fencers ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - After a 4-0 loss to Lakeland on Saturday, February 2, Gov. Livingston Ice Hockey sits at 10-11-1 going into its final game against Johnson, its biggest game of the year. If the Highlanders beat 4-13-1 ALJ on Monday night, they qualify for the state playoff, a feat GL has been ...

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UNION, NJ - The Scotch Plains-Fanwood comeback efforts were not enough on Sunday night, January 27, as Gov. Livingston Ice Hockey kept its playoff hopes alive with a thrilling 4-3 win. The Highlanders scored four unanswered goals to begin the game, which proved to be enough to avoid a Raider ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On a quiet afternoon at Governor Livingston, rumblings began moving throughout the student body that a special guest would be performing at the annual Snow Ball dance later in the week. Whispers in the hallway, Finsta posts, and Snapchats all centered around whether these ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Annually, the first weekend of January, Gov. Livingston hosts a weekend featuring winter sports and clinics with the marquis events being the rivalry varsity basketball match up between the Highlanders and neighboring New Providence Pioneers. This event, known as ""Super ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - This school year, the Governor Livingston community gained a new member coming all the way from the Netherlands, Sophie Van Der Wiel. Van Der Wiel entered Governor Livingston as a senior. She comes from the town of Kortenhoef. Kortenhoef is only twenty minutes outside of ...

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SUMMIT, NJ -  The Governor Livingston Girls Fencing team beat Kent Place 15-12 at Oratory Prep in Summit on January 22. The team managed to pull off this victory despite missing two senior fencers. Heather Januzzi and Tamar Novik played in their sabre meet without one of their usual starters, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- On January 1, 2019, Berkeley Heights inaugurated mayor Angie Devanney and town coucilmen Alvaro Medeiros and Stephen Yellin. Along with nine other neighboring towns, Berkeley Heights has inaugurated its first woman mayor, marking a historical occasion. It was bitter cold and ...

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