The Highlander

April 14, 2021

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 - GL Unfiltered, the high school-based organization of BH Unfiltered, hosted a virtual event February 21, called Breaking the Barriers, in which students and faculty heard an honest conversation about the school’s culture, personal development, and support systems. There ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Tri-M Music Honor Society at Governor Livingston High School has not let the challenges of performing during the pandemic stop them from delivering their annual music grams.  In recent years, the band and choir collaborated on serenading the student body during the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - During his first day in office, President Biden signed an executive order to combat discrimination against the LGBTQ+ community. Most notably, the order states: “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Since her debut on Nickelodeon, Ariana Grande has been a role model to many as she continues to top the charts with her timeless pop hits and continuously redefines herself as an artist.  Grande’s music career began in 2010 with her role as Cat Valentine on “Victorious” on ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Friday, February 26 was Bob Segear’s last day getting to school at 6:30 a.m. and welcoming students and staff with his well known and loved phrase, “Thank you for coming to school today.”  Student Assistance Counselor at Governor Livingston High School since 2012, Segear ...

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“Framing Britney Spears”, the new hit FX and Hulu documentary, remains captivating, yet gut-wrenching, as it provides a glimpse into what the filmmakers depict as Britney Spears’s shockingly miserable life as a celebrity who has little control over her own life. The American pop star took over ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - COVID-19 has taken our world by storm and turned the past year into a chaotic frenzy. As we approach March 13, 2021, the anniversary of the last normal day for many of us, people are reflecting on the past year in quarantine and how their lives have drastically changed in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Many people know Trevor Noah as a funny guy on TV who is always ready to crack a joke. But what many don’t know is that his birth was a crime.  In his critically acclaimed biography Born A Crime, Noah retells the story of growing up in South Africa during the last years of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston freshman Abigail Ha has enjoyed baking for years, however, she never anticipated it becoming such a rewarding hobby.  Ha learned how to make macarons during quarantine and her friends inspired her to start selling her baked goods. Soon her love of ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Diversity Council within Governor Livingston was founded in response to the calls for better treatment of the diverse members of the community. As a result, they created various action teams to call attention to the struggles marginalized peoples face. One such group they ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Gov. Livingston Boys Fencing Team faced the Montclair High School Fencing Team for the second time this season on Monday, March 1, 2021. The GL Boys lost in their first meet against Montclair, so the team was more determined than ever to win.  The meet opened with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Daniel Guyton is a staple of the Governor Livingston community: a graduate, an Industrial Arts teacher at the school for 18 years, and head coach of the football team for eight years. He is known for his love of what he does, whether it is teaching students about machinery or ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Skepticism of the news media is nothing new. Even before the term “fake news” was coined by opposition parties, the media has been the scapegoat for Americans spanning both sides of the political aisle. In honor of Student Press Freedom Day, the staff of “The Highlander” ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Anthony St. George, whose family and friends know him as AJ, is a family-oriented student athlete. His Portugese heritage influences his love of soccer and delicious Portuguese meals. He played on the Governor Livingston High School freshman soccer team in the fall and is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Are you interested in learning more about shopping secondhand on sites such as eBay, Poshmark, and Depop? Check out the following tips to make your shopping much easier. On second hand sites that sell anything you can imagine, it is often overwhelming to know where to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Freshman Olga Brahznikova is a member of the Highlander Marching Band, as well as other academic clubs such as SAGA, Model UN, and Art Club. She enjoys making all kinds of art, and playing the flute. She strives to do her best in everything she tries, and she loves hanging ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Nothing creates a bond like hours of time spent together under blinding lights while wearing pounds of makeup in order to put on a show. The mentally and physically challenging act of performing doesn’t come easy for everyone, but to freshmen Sophia Lombardi, Emily Koubek, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When New Jersey residents cast their ballots for President in November, they were also casting their votes on the proposal to fully legalize the possession and use of marijuana for persons 21 years of age and older in the State of New Jersey. Shortly after vote counting began ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Governor Livingston High  School has a variety of sports teams, which is one of the many things that makes it easy to be active in school extracurriculars. However, there are some sports that do not have teams of their own affiliated with the school.  Rock climbing, martial ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Lights! Camera! Action! When they aren’t taking classes at Governor Livingston High School, seniors Arianna DaSilva, Riley Fluharty, Nicole Emma, and Alejandro Londono all pursue a similar passion: filmmaking. DaSilva has been displaying her creativity on YouTube since ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Arisa Rampurada is a freshman at Governor Livingston High School. Rampurada, who closely admires her mom, loves going on vacation and seeing relatives, including going on an exotic vacation to Tokyo, Japan. Rampurada also speaks Japanese, which she considers to be her ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ Governor Livingston High School is full of students with diverse talents. The most academically ambitious of those students get inducted into the school’s honors societies.  The high school has 11 honor societies: Art Honors Society, Quill and Scroll Honors Society, Tri-M ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In a year characterized by isolation and anxiety, music was still there to uplift and carry everyone through, even in the lowest of times. Looking back at 2020, it is interesting to reflect on which artist got each person through quarantines, elections, and remote ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The 2021 basketball season is not like seasons in the past. Governor Phil Murphy has allowed indoor sports to be played, but this comes with a large amount of restrictions to keep players healthy and safe. These restrictions change the feel of the game and the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - December 13, 2019, will forever be remembered as the day heaven reached the surface of Earth for Harry Styles’ fans. That was the day of the infamous “Fine Line” album release. But when he released the video for “Golden”, the first track of the “Fine Line” album, on October ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The pandemic has caused the days to seem like an endless cycle of the same activities and same routine. “The Queen’s Gambit” on Netflix is the perfect escape. It focuses on the stability and rules of chess, which help provide relief from the uncertainty of these ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Shortly before COVID-19 shuttered schools and extracurricular activities, juniors Alyssa Pradhan and Helen Liu looked around themselves and saw a lack of representation of the Asian community. This sparked the duo’s decision to create the Understanding Asian Cultures Club, to ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In an effort to combat the spread of COVID-19, teachers and students have substituted in-person schooling with an alternative framework known as remote learning. With remote learning, students are provided with an option to attend school at home, where education is supported ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Just like 2020 was a difficult year for many people, that is also true for the entertainment industry. Many projects, music, television shows, and movies scheduled for release last year were delayed due the pandemic. Although those projects got pushed to later in the year and ...

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