The Highlander

December 14, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  Governor Livingston recently hosted the annual STEM League competition with schools from around the state in attendance. In teams of five, students worked together to solve a challenging real world problem by applying science, technology, engineering, and ...

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - The Future Business Leaders of America of GL took a trip to MetLife Stadium on November 27th where students were able to meet executives who work with the New York Jets, learn their stories, and get advice. Two tour guides took the FBLA members around the stadium to learn ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every morning, dozens of students and teachers arrive at GL clutching whipped-cream topped, espresso-flavored drinks, sipping through Starbucks’ iconic green straws until only foam is left. But in the wake of the recent nationwide campaign against drinking straws, this ...

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ROSELLE, NJ - GL Varsity hockey team lost their home opener to Montclair, 3-1, on Monday night at Warinanco. Despite an early Ryan Erickson goal, GL fell late to the now 2-1 Mounties. Although the score was close throughout the game, a Montclair open net goal put the game out of reach for the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - At 10:49 a.m. at Governor Livingston High School, the bell rings and it’s time for lunch (unless you have lab). From 10:49 to 11:49, students have the time to eat, talk with teachers, and do anything else that’s needed. But if many students are hungry later in the school-day, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - 2018 has been a year of change on many levels. Social movements have reached all across the United States and have influenced many people, resulting in changes seen even in our communities. Berkeley Heights is no exception. Here in our small town, active students are fighting ...

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Picking out an outfit in the morning before school can cause hysteria. You have to take into account temperature, comfortability, and most importantly, the fashions that are popular and intriguing to you. When walking in the halls of Governor Livingston, one will often see many of the same striking ...

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The highlights of Thanksgiving are food, friends, family and of course, the annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Every year millions of people brave the November chill to see the parade in action. Millions more have the parade playing on the TV while they cook mashed potatoes and turkey. Being so ...

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ - Olivia Tang, a senior at Governor Livingston High School, has been drawing for as long as she can remember. Originally she only saw art as a hobby or something she could do for fun, but now art is a talent she pursues. Recently, Tang had the opportunity to paint multiple pictures ...

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The pre-winter storm that hit New Jersey on November 15th, 2018 sent many towns into a spiral. It caused a calamity, as it forced some schools to close early, resulted in power outages, and caused many commuters to be stuck in traffic. 6.4 inches of snow swept across the east coast, covering states ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston’s Interact Club has once again honored the Thanksgiving custom of giving back. On Wednesday, November 21st, 82 students stayed after school to make sandwiches for those in need during the holiday. In just an hour, the students were able to make 1,530 ...

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The most important part of Thanksgiving, although you may think it is giving thanks, is the feast. A homemade, elaborate meal is the perfect way to celebrate the holiday, and the same traditional dishes can be served each year. Are these Thanksgiving foods a huge hit or are they dreaded every ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Tuesday, November 13th, an assembly regarding vaping was held for all grades at Governor Livingston High School. Speaker Michael DeLeon was featured, discussing the harm of drug and alcohol possession and how dangerously popular vaping has become in recent years. His ...

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UNION, NJ - Scotch Plains believed they had a commanding 2-0 lead over the GL hockey team on Sunday night after the first quarter, but freshman Matt Darata had other ideas. GL defeated Scotch Plains in the season opener on Sunday, November 25 by a score of 3-2. In a scrappy game, the Highlanders ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On October 1st, the Berkeley Heights Public School District welcomed a new Interim Superintendent, Dr. Richard Noonan. Dr. Noonan brings with him a rich history, having been involved in the field of education since 1972. Dr. Noonan made his love for the education system very ...

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Almost immediately after Halloween, Christmas carols suddenly appear on the radio, houses are ornamented with lights and decorations, and festive commercials blare on the TV. After the spooky season, people tend to get their Santa hats on and start celebrating the Christmastime. Many people who ...

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The Governor Livingston Marching Band ended its season on October 28th at the 46th annual Atlantic Coast Champions competition in Hershey, Pennsylvania. The team came in fourth place out of the 18 total Group 2 Open bands and came home with Best Brass and Best Drum Major awards. Best Brass hasn’t ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On October 24th, the Gov. Livingston Link Crew program hosted a scavenger hunt for the Freshman Class. The idea for the scavenger hunt was created by the Link Crew commissioners during Link Crew’s August training. Freshmen worked in teams of four to locate different places ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Wednesday, November 14, the Governor Livingston Varsity and JV Cheerleading squads attended the 8th annual Cheers for Charity Event, an event held for all teams from Union County to raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. The competition was hosted at ...

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On October 29th, members of Governor Livingston The Highlander Newspaper and The Claymore Yearbook attended the Garden State Scholastic Press Association (GSSPA) Fall Press Day at Rutgers University on the Busch Campus in Piscataway. The journalists attended workshops led by professionals and met ...

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As Brett Kavanaugh replaces former Justice Anthony Kennedy, the Supreme Court has become one of the most conservative courts in the United States. Justices are nominated by the President, who are then approved or rejected by the Senate. The judges’ political beliefs should not affect their ...

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Crime dramas typically begin with gruesome shots of dead bodies or someone drenched in blood. Then detectives arrive to the crime scene, family members are notified, and the search for the culprit begins. Each episode ends with a plot twist and an emotional confession. This trope has been seen time ...

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In August, 2018, Netflix released the movie Sierra Burgess is a Loser. Teenagers all across America were eager to tune in and watch the beloved stars, Noah Centineo of To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before and Shannon Purser of Stranger Things, in action. As soon as the movie appeared on Netflix’s ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Every Thursday after the last bell at Governor Livingston rings, most students run to catch the bus or to get into their cars. However, one group of students begin the long walk down to the band room. On Thursday something special happens, something almost magical. Thursdays ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On October 26th, the Governor Livingston High School chapter of the National Honor Society (NHS) held its annual induction ceremony and welcomed 69 new members. The new inductees gathered in the Kenneth Stiefel Theatre in Governor Livingston to light a candle, say an oath, ...

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Amazon’s minimum wage was just increased… but what insights does it offer?  Amazon recently raised its hourly minimum wage pay to $15 for all employees. This will affect 250,000 employees, and an additional 100,000 seasonal employees (TechCrunch.com). Reporters from online news sources such as ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ -  The 27th seeded Gov. Livingston girls volleyball team (10-9) closed out a strong season with a nail-biter defeat to No. 6 seed Madison (25-15, 26-24) in the first round of the NJSIAA Group 2 State tournament to end their 2018 season. During the last week of the Lady ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - While most of the United States is in full swing election season, the students of Governor Livingston High School concluded an election of their own. On Friday, October 5, the Class of 2022 at Gov. Livingston High School were able to vote for the students who will be leading ...

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Editor's Note: The Highlander section features articles written for The Highlander, Gov. Livingston High School's student newspaper. VOORHEES, NJ - On Thursday afternoon, Voorhees defeated Gov. Livingston 2-1 in Berkeley Heights. Senior Ethan Saia scored the Highlanders lone goal in the ...

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Halloween season is in the air. As October 31st approaches, people scramble for costumes, parties and all things fall-related. On spooky, brisk autumn nights you will find yourself involuntarily reaching for your fuzzy blanket and laptop to find the perfect movie to get into the Halloween spirit.

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