The Highlander

February 19, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS - Governor Livingston defeated Hillside, 57-39, in the first round of the county tournament at home on February 18. Senior guard Skylar Dowling’s 29 points was a career high, coming in her last ever home game. Hillside, the 10 seed in the bracket, came into the game winning 15 ...

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HILLSIDE, NJ - Saturday, October 8, the Interact club went to the Community Food Bank in Hillside to sort food donations and package goods for distribution. The group packaged a total of 198 boxes with items ranging from vegetables to snacks to drinks. This year’s trip had a great turnout, with ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - The Governor Livingston Ice Hockey team fell to Millburn on Saturday, February 15, by a score of 1-0 in the Kelly Cup quarterfinals. GL entered the game as the underdog, despite coming off a tie versus the Millers in the previous match, but Millburn prevailed in the defensive ...

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The normal grocery store experience: weak plastic shopping bags, bright lights, bad elevator music, unstocked shelves, and too many unhealthy choices. These factors contribute to a horrible weekly visit to the grocery store. Things that come with shopping at Trader Joe's’s: biodegradable brown ...

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Although the Super Bowl is over and done, one of the biggest stories to come out of the season did not happen during the championship game.  During a Thursday Night Football Game between the Cleveland Browns and the Pittsburgh Steelers on November 14, 2019, a brawl occurred leading the NFL to hand ...

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On Christmas Day, Greta Gerwig’s adaptation of Little Women premiered. Audience members, including enthusiastic staff and students, were eager to enjoy the classic story told with a fresh spin.  Gerwig became a teen favorite from her indie coming of age hit Lady Bird. The success of Lady Bird ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston girls basketball team throttled Linden, 61-15, on Tuesday, February 3rd, in Berkeley Heights. Six players scored over 7 points in the winning effort on Senior night. Before the game had started, Seniors Shannon Polimeni, Skylar Dowling, and Paige ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston boys basketball was close to digging itself out of an early Pingry lead on Tuesday night, February 4. Alas, the late effort for the Highlanders was not enough, as Pingry knocked down clutch free-throws to secure a 59-48 win over GL on its senior ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston girls basketball defeated Kent Place 53-20 at home on Tuesday, January 28 to get back to .500 on the season. Senior guard Paige Phillps drained four 3's totaling 14 points in the win. Governor Livingston came out hot from the start, obtaining a 14-4 ...

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SUMMIT, NJ - GL’s girls fencing team won their meet against Kent Place on Tuesday, January 28 with a meet score of 20-7. The team benefited from a slight advantage as Kent Place’s team only had two saber fencers and two foil fencers, automatically forfeiting six bouts to GL.  In the first round ...

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On Sunday, January 26, one of the greatest players of all time, Kobe Bryant passed away in a helicopter crash which included his daughter Gianna and seven other people. All nine on board were headed to Mamba Academy where Gianna and her teammates were going to practice. There was visibility issues ...

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The Photo Club has made a name for itself in the GL community. Margaret Hodge, who teaches Photo 1, Photo 2, and some of the Foundations of Studio Arts classes is able to be quite hands-on as the advisor of the club with all of her experience.  Hodge’s goals as the advisor of Photo Club have ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Highlanders defeated the Cardinals of Plainfield 52-19 Thursday, January 23rd in Berkeley Heights. Senior guard Paige Phillps netted a game high four three-pointers to lead the scoring column with 12 points. Plainfield came into the game with wins ...

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Governor Livingston’s Italian Club gives students an opportunity to enjoy and learn about Italian culture beyond an ordinary Italian class. Nancy Luciano, the club’s advisor and Italian class teacher, works to give students a more in-depth understanding of Italian culture. Italian Club hosted ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Lady Highlanders defeated the Arthur L. Johnson Lady Crusaders by a score 39-34, on Tuesday, January 21, at home. Skylar Dowling had 18 points to lead all scorers in the win. Gov. Livingston came into this game as a heavy favorite, however, ALJ had ...

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SPRINGFIELD, NJ - The Gov. Livingston girls basketball team defeated the Jonathan Dayton Lady Bulldogs in overtime 42-38 on the road Thursday afternoon. Senior guard Skylar Dowling scored 14 points to lead all scorers in the UCC-Valley Division matchup. Both teams started at a fast pace, but it ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Gov. Livingston basketball defeated the Cranford Cougars on Tuesday, by a score of 41-36. The game went down to the wire, both teams exchanged baskets until the clock hit zero. Senior guard Sean McCulloch had a terrific game, carrying the team to the win with 12 ...

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Wireless earbuds may be the most modern way to listen to music, but that does not mean the music being played from them is modern. Popular music of the 1970s and 80s, recognized as classic rock, is the current music choice for many young people. Groups such as Queen, The Grateful Dead,  and the ...

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LINDEN, NJ - The Governor Livingston girls basketball team defeated the Linden Tigers, 76-31, on Tuesday afternoon on the road. Senior guard Paige Phillips connected on 6 three pointers, totaling 26 points, closely followed by senior Skylar Dowling, who added 17 in the thrashing. After ...

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GARWOOD, NJ - Governor Livingston girls fencing lost to Oak Knoll at its meet at Advance Fencing and Fitness Academy on Tuesday January 7, by a final score of 15-12.  Prior to the meet Senior Victoria Beke explained the strategy the team would be following. “We’re going to try to just be as ...

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UNION, NJ - Governor Livingston ice hockey fell to Millburn on its senior night on Friday night, January 10, by a final score of 4-1.  The Highlanders hung tight in the defensive matchup, but a third period surge secured a win for the Millers. Before the game, GL honored its seven senior ...

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UNION, NJ - Brian Kramer had another hat trick in GL’s 6-3 win over Freehold on Saturday night, January 4. The Highlanders did an excellent job on both sides of the power play to secure the win and close out Super Saturday. Freehold got on the board first on a power play goal with just over 11 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston Boys’ Basketball beat its rival New Providence on Super Saturday, 56-55, for the first time since 2017. GL was down two with 23 seconds to play, and after running down the clock, senior Sean McCulloch banked in a step-back three pointer to give GL the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The issue of climate change is a serious issue that has been pushed to the forefront of politics on the national and global level. However, the war on climate change took on a youthful face when teen activist Greta Thunberg of Sweden, who sailed a boat from England to the US ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When Jaqueline Bartlett was hired as Assistant Principal of Governor Livingston High School at the beginning of the 2019-2020 school year, she transitioned from the classroom to an office. As a new administrator, she knew her goals would shift, too. Instead of making an ...

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UNION, NJ - Nine Student Ambassadors from Governor Livingston High School attended the Union County Student Training and Enrichment Program (UC STEP) at Kean University on December 6. The attendees worked with students from other schools to create community service campaigns, competing against each ...

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The new decade is here and students and teachers are eager to see what it will bring. From annual events to a fresh start at personal ambitions, there is a lot to look forward to in 2020.  Resolutions are a New Year's tradition. Kicking off the New Year, many students have created resolutions to ...

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HAPPY HOLIDAY'S FROM THE HIGHLANDER! The Highlander asks Gov. Livingston students and staff -- "What is your New Year's Resolution?" and "What is your favorite memory of 2019?  

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MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ -  There’s a group in Mountainside for high schoolers to meet others with a common passion for community service, make friends, and just hang out. The Mountainside Local Youth Group meets every Wednesday night at 7:30 in the rectory of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Although it is run ...

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Although the holidays are a special time to be with family and appreciate each other, the gifts involved are still pretty exciting. This holiday season, some teens do want the latest technology, but vintage gifts are also pretty popular this year.  Sophomore Mei Huang has taken an interest in ...

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