The Highlander Top Stories

December 10, 2019

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the spirit of Thanksgiving, Interact club gathered on Tuesday, November 27, to give back to the community by making sandwiches for the Market Street Mission. Student volunteers made 1,380 sandwiches, varying from turkey to peanut butter and jelly. The students, ...

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The Highlander is happy to showcase art from students in Mrs. Hodge's class!

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School recognized its students who have been inducted into their respective honor societies on Wednesday, December 4, in an evening ceremony attended by the families of the inductees.  As the students and their families arrived for the Highlander ...

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High school athletics are high level competition. As such, athletes are subject to injuries. To ensure that athletes avoid these injuries, or heal quickly when they do get injured, Todd Hirsch, Athletic Trainer, is on the job. Hirsch can be seen on site at home games on the sidelines, watching ...

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The audience of Joker thought they knew the villain from Batman movies. However, if that’s who they were expecting to see, they would have been pretty surprised. The movie Joker tells the story of how the Joker became the antagonist of the Batman franchise. The movie depicts the effects of mental ...

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Students have many ways to express their personalities. With today’s resources, students are free to represent their identities through their clothes, hairstyles, and music tastes. However, none of these takes as much creativity as experimenting with makeup does. With no extreme rules to follow, ...

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As Thanksgiving grows near, vegan and vegetarian students are looking for alternatives to common foods to eat during the holiday. This holiday is particularly tricky because most dishes contain meat and dairy. Many family members will help out by making substitutions for the traditional holiday ...

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This summer, Brockhampton, a rap group from San Marcos, Texas, released its fifth studio album, GINGER. The album strays from the group’s usual aesthetic, which is saturation, bright colors, and white backgrounds, to more personal and melancholy. It has more of an R&B and pop feel to it, which ...

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BERKELEY HIEGHTS, NJ - The staff members of Gov. Livingston's The Claymore yearbook and The Highlander newspaper had the opportunity to interview Principal Robert Nixon, Assistant Principals Tara Oliveira and Jackie Bartlett, and Director of Guidance Dr. Ashley Janosko as an exercise to practice ...

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The Netflix logo illuminates the screen opening to a stage devoid of anything except a single stool with a cup of water sitting on it. A person walks on stage and the crowd roars, applause drowning out all other noise. Silence falls, the star begins their show, and you laugh in unison with the ...

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Above are pieces of art submitted by Governor Livingston students. Some are paintings, others are digital images. Well done, artists!

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In May, students took the Advanced Placement Physics C exam and received their scores over the summer. For the first time in school history, every student who took the Mechanics exam received a perfect score of five on the exam. What contributed to their great success? AP ...

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Choosing electives each year can be stressful. There are so many interesting classes to choose from and it can be hard to know which one is right for you. Learning about the activities and projects that are done in each class can be very helpful in making this decision. Students were tasked with ...

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TOMS RIVER AND WEST ESSEX, NJ  -  The Highlander Marching Band ventured out to Toms River North High School on Saturday, October 19th 2019, for State Championships. Although Highlanders got a lower score than their last judged performance, they still received higher scores than all the other bands ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In recent years, anxiety, especially among teens, has increased. Due to heavy workloads and balancing extracurriculars, stress has become a big problem, and schools around the country have taken notice. At the beginning of the school year, Governor Livingston made a change ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ - Governor Livingston suffers a tough loss against South Plainfield in State Playoff, on Tuesday, October 22. The Highlanders kept the game close but could not execute on offense.  South Plainfield started the game off strong with a goal in the first half. The Highlander ...

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Last year, Mr. Patrick Makowski joined the Governor Livingston community as a student teacher as he began to observe the physics classes taught by Ms. Agnostak and Mrs. Buchan. At the start of this school year, he picked up two Honors Physics courses, and will soon begin teaching a third class.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Link Crew Freshman Orientation was held at Governor Livingston on Thursday, August 29, to help incoming freshmen become acclimated to their new school. The Class of 2023 learned the ins and outs of their new school through activities, tours and the friendly faces of the GLHS ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The third annual Friday Night Lights Pep Rally took place Friday, September 27, during the last 40 minutes of the school day. Governor Livingston’s Marching Band welcomed the seniors and juniors, who quickly filled the bleachers eager to see the show, into the Blue Gym. At ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston Soccer won a crucial game at home against Arthur L. Johnson on Tuesday with a final score of 3-1. The Highlanders started the game quiet, but ended the first half with two goals and sat in the driver's seat for the second half of the match. The game ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - On Saturday September 28th, the GL Cross Country team competed at the Garret Mountain Invitational Race. Many athletes competed and placed in the top 20 of their race. Freshman Boys, Varsity Girls, and Varsity Boys all won a trophy for their first place victories.  The ...

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The summer of 2019 was filled with many music hits from many major artists. Artists such as Chance the Rapper, Young Thug, Khalid, and Lil Nas X filled the top charts with countless hits.  Khalid kicked off summer a little early, when in April he dropped an album titled Free Spirit which ...

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The adjustment from being a middle schooler to high schooler can be difficult and stressful. However, students in GL who have already been through the process have learned tips and tricks that can help a freshman have an easier experience.   Once beginning  high school, students are given more ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Walking into a new school for the first time can be a daunting day for many, as students have to navigate bigger hallways and adjust to a heavier workload. New hallways, new classrooms, new teachers, and new students are everywhere. As times change, so does the first day ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - High school teachers stand before us to teach subject matter, but, more than that, some will impart wisdom, guide us to think for ourselves, prepare us for college and work life, and inspire us along the way. When Ms. Olivia Mazzaferro was a high school sophomore, she had a ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston Girls’ Soccer defeated Dayton on Thursday, September 26, under the lights at Snyder Avenue Park for its Senior Night. On a night celebrating the 2020 graduates, three year letter winner and TCNJ soccer commit Allie Sciacchitano scored three of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Governor Livingston Football lost its home opener against Warren Hills on Saturday, September 14, by a final score of 24-6. The Highlanders were neck and neck with the Blue Streaks in the second half, but costly first quarter mistakes were too much for GL to ...

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