The Highlander

October 20, 2018

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students can find coming back to school frustrating, painful, and yet exciting. What many do not recognize, however, is that behind all the scheduling, new improvements, and preparation for the school year is a team of administors who work hard throughout the entire summer to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Volleyball team defeated Benedictine on Tuesday in straight sets. Led by Leah Dooley, the Highlanders won both sets comfortably and will advance in the UCIAC. GL came out of the gates hot, as they pounced on Benedictine early and maintained a large ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston girls volleyball had a jam packed week with back-to-back-to-back games against highly competitive and talented Union County teams: Kent Place, Union and Cranford.  The week started off against Mountain Division No. 1 seeded Kent Place High School. The ...

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When students in Berkeley Heights hear the phone ring on an early winter morning, they immediately wait to hear a voice on the other end declaring a “Snow Day”. For as long as students can remember, this voice has belonged to Berkeley Heights Superintendent Judith Rattner. As Superintendent, ...

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Many freshmen spend the first week of high school in a confused daze, as they stumble around trying to find classrooms, knock into other students, and drop their books. Therefore it is easy to distinguish between freshmen and upperclassmen. However, it is more difficult to pinpoint students who are ...

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The Highlander's problem solving master will provide you with solutions to your problems. Dear Hank, There’s someone in my class this year who I have a crush on, but I get so nervous I never know how to act around them. What should I do? Thanks, Turmoiled Teen Dear Turmoiled ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School Girls Volleyball began its second month of the season with an impressive win over Summit. GL defeated Summit in two neck-and-neck sets on Tuesday to improve its record to 4-3. The Summit Hilltoppers have proved to be serious competition in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston fall play was announced on Monday, September 17, and, in case you missed it, it’s Little Women! Little Women, a novel written by Louisa May Alcott, tells the story of four sisters and their mother living a Christian life during the 19th century. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston's 2017-2018 Claymore Yearbook won the Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Medalist Award and the Garden State Scholastic Press Association All NJ Platinum Award for the second year in a row. Over this past summer, the staff of the Claymore Yearbook ...

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Editor's Note: The Highlander section features articles written for The Highlander, Gov. Livingston High School's student newspaper.  BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Lady Highlanders defeated Kent Place on Tuesday afternoon by a score to 3-0. Senior Captain Cat Abusada, sophomore ...

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As the last days of summer fade into autumn, most teenagers’ minds are filled with visions of warm sweaters, math tests, pumpkin spice lattés, and football games. However, for the seniors of Governor Livingston High School, fall brings a slightly more stressful time of year—the college application ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The GL football team was defeated by Somerville, 58-0, on Saturday, September 29th. Somerville came into the game ranked sixth in the state, and they showcased their elite talent versus a banged up GL squad. Somerville started scoring in the first quarter when Group 3 1st ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Lady Highlanders defeated the Union Catholic Vikings by a score of 5-0 on Thursday at home. Freshman Allie Post scored twice while Allie Sciacchitano, Kaylee Vreeland, and Emily Pires each contributed with one apiece. Post netted her first goal ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Underclassmen Christian Montes and Ethan Proper led the GL Boys Soccer team to a 5-1 bounce-back victory on Monday, September 24. Junior goalkeeper Connor Bigelow came in the second half to ensure the victory. GL obtained an early first half lead when sophomore forward ...

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Sara Fajardo, The Highlander staff writer reviews the book and Netflix movie "To All the Boys I've Loved Before." To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before is a movie taking Netflix by storm. What viewers may not know, however, is that the beloved film first appeared as a book four years ago, hitting ...

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Editor's Note: Emily Scheibe is a The Highlander staff writer and a member of the Gov. Livingston Marching Band. It all started with one of humanity’s most hated experiences - a long airplane flight. This past July the Governor Livingston marching band traveled on their quadrennial trip to ...

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The Highlander's problem solving master will provide you with solutions to your problems. Dear Hank, It’s almost the end of the first month of school and I still can’t get to class on time! What should I do? Thanks, Stressed Student Dear Stressed Student, I’m sorry to hear that! ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Our beloved summer vacation has recently come to an end, which means that school at Governor Livingston is back in full swing. Returning Highlanders meet up with friends that they haven’t seen all summer, get used to finishing their homework every night, and meet all of their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In its annual once-a-season Friday Night Lights game, Governor Livingston earned a 32-16 win against North Plainfield on Friday, September 21. Sophomore running back Jayson Schmidt led GL to the victory with 211 yards and three touchdowns. After North Plainfield scored 8 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Incoming freshmen may have many worries as they step into the halls of Governor Livingston for the first time. The Governor Livingston Link Crew program, a group of junior and senior student leaders, is dedicated to helping freshmen in their transition into high school and in ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - In a dominating 5-0 win against the New Providence Pioneers, Governor Livingston freshman Allie Post and senior Emily Pires scored two goals apiece. This win puts the team in a great position early on, moving them high up in the standings and giving them another conference ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The first day of school can be exciting, daunting, and confusing all at once. Freshmen in high school face these emotions and many more, and may have more first day worries than upperclassmen who are already accustomed to high school. To shed light on a freshman’s perspective ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The first day of school, or rather, the last first day of school, is a strange occurrence for many seniors. As slightly fearful-looking freshmen scurry through the halls, seniors walk on with confidence or in disbelief. When Governor Livingston senior Victoria Pantina walked ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Monday, August 27, the Governor Livingston High School Link Crew advisors trained the Link Crew leaders to prepare them for the Class of 2022 Freshman Orientation, which occured Thursday, August 30th. Link Crew is a program designed to welcome incoming freshmen, and ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ – The Highlander, the student newspaper of Governor Livingston High School, is making the transition to becoming an online publication thanks to an innovative partnership with TAPinto Berkeley Heights. Students and community members alike can now go to the TAPinto Berkeley ...

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ATLANTA, GA - Sixteen Governor Livingston High School juniors and seniors attended the national Technology Students Association (TSA) conference in Atlanta, Georgia from June 23rd through June 26th. The students, split into two teams based on grade, competed in the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Coming after a sweeping loss against Summit, the Governor Livingston Girls Tennis team won their third match of the season against Mount Saint Dominic Friday afternoon, bringing their record to 2-1. The team dominated in the doubles match-ups, with Olivia Tang and Yuki Schwab ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston High School football team defeated Arthur L. Johnson High School 21-14 to win the home opener and begin the season 1-0. Due to pressuring defense, big plays, and clutch stops, GL was able to upset ALJ and win their opener for the second time in three ...

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