The Highlander Top Stories

June 12, 2021

Starting high school, making new friends, and navigating completely new territory can be difficult on its own. Add the stress of a pandemic and virtual or hybrid school and this experience is even more unusual.  These circumstances can make the freshman experience of connecting with their new ...

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Relay for Life held at Connell Park in Berkeley Heights June 1, looked different this year.  The event focuses on raising funds and awareness for cancer, while honoring those who have battled with disease or have acted as a caregiver. Thousands of American Cancer Society Relay for Life events ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Soccer has billions of fans worldwide and is one of the most popular sports in the world. When fans are not happy, teams will know.  When the 12 best teams came together to form a Super League to make profit, it was quickly dissolved due to the negative feedback from all ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- From field hockey to baseball, Highlander sports teams have been following strict COVID-19 guidelines to ensure their games and practices can continue. To be prepared to deal with any number of scenarios, school administration took courses in COVID-19 education through ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In her latest film, Amy Poehler attempts to tackle New Age feminism through the lens of those that rode the third wave of feminism thirty years ago.  “Moxie”, released March 3 on Netflix, centers around Vivian, a high school junior portrayed by Hadley Robinson, who begins ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Rhyan Brogowski is a freshman at Governor Livingston High School. Brogowski was a cast member in the all-virtual production of “CLUE” this spring. Her role as a cop allowed her to meet a couple of new friends and begin her journey in the Hilltop Players theater ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Although the pandemic has disrupted the usual high school routine, social distancing and virtual learning hasn’t put an end to participation in extracurricular activities and events. While some clubs found it to be challenging, others found that conducting meetings and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The last thing a cancer patient should have to worry about is how to afford traveling, housing, food, or treatment. That is why St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, founded by Danny Thomas in 1962, ensures that families never receive a bill.  Inspired by the mission of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 'Stop Asian Hate’ is a phrase used nationwide on social media platforms, television, and more. The rise of hate against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community is on the rise, and it cannot be ignored.  Students have taken these matters into their own hands by ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Rock climbing is a rigorous, yet rewarding experience for a few students at Governor Livingston High School.  Rock climbing has four distinct categories with different competitive seasons. In each category, the climber with the most points wins.  Boulder climbers do not ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Netflix’s “Ginny and Georgia” provided a sense of familiarity to many fans because of its similarity to “Gilmore Girls” (2000-2007). Additionally, both shows center around a strong mother and daughter dynamic with a small age gap.  Although the shows are set up in the same ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hilltop Players will be hosting an outdoor socially distant viewing of their rendition of “Clue”, a murder mystery, on Saturday, May 22 at 8 p.m. The play will also be streamed to home devices on May 20 through May 23 at 7 p.m.  The main premise of “Clue”, which is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- After decades of not having consistent access to an American Sign Language (ASL) interpreter at White House press briefings, the Biden administration has hired a permanent interpreter, to the gratitude of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing students at Governor Livingston. This ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Coaches are more than just mentors to their players. They are the leaders of a program who make their players their first priority. Great coaches elevate their athletes, and even when they lose, they help them grow. These are all traits of Union County Conference Wrestling ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The opening of a gender neutral bathroom at Governor Livingston High School represents a new era of inclusivity within the Berkeley Heights Public Schools district.  As the community looks for ways to promote the safety and acceptance of all marginalized students, the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Many students are hesitant about rejoining their extracurricular activities, while others have had their activities canceled. In order to rectify the situation, students have turned to new hobbies or learning new skills.  Among the many new hobbies students have picked up, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The college application process for art students is often an unknown struggle. Cramped hands and pencil smudged wrists from hours of drawing, days spent perfecting an audition tape, these are the struggles students who are pursuing the arts face in an effort to create the ...

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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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