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Applying for the Arts

May 12, 2021

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 best portfolios possible. 

For students looking to go into theatre the portfolio comes ...

Interact Gives Back: Club Volunteers at Hillside FoodBank

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 sent to families in need, while others worked on packing canned foods for distribution.

Kizito Kalima’s Story

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 horrors of the violence that occurs elsewhere in the world. The discussion was followed by an open ...

Students Who Peloton

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 to feel alive is high, the Peloton bike seems to be many household’s first option.

Introducing the New Student Assistance Counselor: Madison Rowohlt

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 and support to the students.

Rowohlt studied at The College of New Jersey where she majored in ...

Who’s On the Hill: Katherine Zhou

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 of school. In her free time, she loves to cook and listen to music.

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How Jobs Protect GL Students During Work

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 risks, many students took on jobs that put them in contact with other people.

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Generation Z: 1997- 2015

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 generation’s fiery spirit and the desire to see a change, one must be aware of the ...

Interact Gives Back: Club Makes Sandwiches for Those in Need

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 to food. These sandwiches are going to individuals or families who are homeless, poor, and ...

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TAPinto Tips: Intro to SEO

NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - If you own a business, you might be familiar with lots of trends in marketing that promise to increase your business: social media and email campaigns, as well as paid and organic ads. One trend that tends to get overlooked is SEO, or search engine optimization. SEO is a proven and necessary tool, but you may ask yourself, “What is it?” and “How can you best ...

Veteran TAPinto Franchisee Launches TAPinto Raritan Bay

SAYREVILLE, NJ - Longtime TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood franchisee John Mooney is taking his talents to the banks of the Raritan. After spending years growing TAPinto Scotch Plains-Fanwood into one of the networks top 5 most-visited sites, Mooney is officially launching TAPinto Raritan Bay, covering Sayreville and South Amboy, N.J.

“Since I am familiar with Sayreville-South Amboy and ...

Find Your Green Thumb: NJ Experts Offer Tips for Starting a Kitchen Garden

May 8, 2021

NEW JERSEY — They don’t call this The Garden State for nothing.

Want to bring out your inner green thumb this season? There’s no better time than now to get started on a kitchen garden.

“There is no mastery of gardening, you just get better at guessing,” said Bloomfield’s L. Be. Sholar, who offers gardening tips on her blog, Farm-Based ...

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Panic Buying Gasoline After Oil Pipeline Cyberattack Leads to Price Increases. See How Union County Compares to National Averages.

May 12, 2021

ELIZABETH, NJ. — A cyberattack against a “vital” U.S. oil pipeline has contributed to a spike in already high gasoline prices. New Jersey gas prices now average $3.04 per gallon, according to AAA, compared to roughly $3.01 per gallon nationally. 

In Union County, the price at the pump has hit $3.035 as of May 12. This is part of a national trend in high gas prices ...

GL Leaders Further the Legacy of Women’s History Month

May 12, 2021

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Women’s history month was first celebrated in 1911 in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland by men and women who campaigned for women’s rights. This international celebration has grown dramatically since and, today, almost all countries celebrate the influence and importance of female figures throughout history. 

Two influential female leaders at ...

Look past these life insurance myths

May 7, 2021

Most people recognize the need for life insurance – but many of them still don’t have it.

Why?

People offer a variety of rationales for remaining uninsured. But these reasons may just be myths. Here are a few of them:

“I’m single (or married with no children), so I don’t need life insurance.” Even if you’re single, you may still have ...