The Highlander

February 18, 2021

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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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Danny Berkow is a sophomore JV Soccer player. He has played soccer since he was little and has found a new favorite hobby in weight lifting, which he does almost daily. He is very hardworking, and he loves to push himself past his limits. He loves to lift weights and play ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Connor Splaine is a senior at Governor Livingston High School. Splaine is taking a rigorous course load and throws shot put on the track team. Working hard throughout the fall, he holds himself to high standards and works to balance his workload and sports.  Q: Where do ...

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Letter to the Editor January 6, 2021, a day that will live in infamy. A day that brought tears to the eyes of Americans and frowns from the rest of the world. A day that saw American terrorists raid our Capitol building for their own satisfaction. A day that a flag bearing a single man’s name ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- The Diversity Committee has been created to raise awareness of and embrace the diversity in Berkeley Heights Public Schools.  The Committee consists of different action teams whose goals are to inform students about different cultures, identities, and diverse backgrounds.

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston Student Council Executive Board has the challenge of unifying the school and keeping up morale while the student body is separated by six feet and by screens.  After serving as the Class of 2021 president for the last three years, Matthew Chin was ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston sophomore Varsity Football player Liam Quigley was invited to the Kicking World National Showcase in Austin, Texas which was held December 5 and December 6. Only 84 student athletes from across the nation, ranging from grades 8-12, were invited. In this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School's 2020 Claymore Yearbook was given the Diamond Award in New Jersey by the Garden State Scholastic Press Association. Previously “The Claymore” won the Bronze award in 2016, the Gold award in 2015, and the Platinum award in 2018 and 2019. The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When the need arose for a replacement for Nadezhda Mims, an English teacher who has taken a 12-week leave, Kaelyn Owens stepped in to take on Mims’ Honors English 1 and English 2 classes.  Graduating from Christopher Newport University with a Bachelor’s degree in English, ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Freshmen Arianna Mauri is involved with many activities at Governor Livingston such as, the field hockey and swim team. In addition to her involvement in school sports, Airanna rock climbs outside of school. She also has 3 sisters who she spends time with.    What is ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Boys’ Varsity Baseball Coach Christopher Roof was invited to speak at The World Baseball Coaches’ Convention set to begin on January 11, 2021.  The World Baseball Coaches’ Convention provides the world’s best coaching education for all coaching levels, from youth to high ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- As coronavirus cases continue to rise during the second wave of the pandemic, a number of school districts in New Jersey, including Berkeley Heights, have had to switch from in-person learning to hybrid learning to remote learning and back again. Amid rising COVID-19 ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- With the year being what it has been, this holiday season it may be more important to spread cheer now than ever. Although It will be difficult to have interactions with friends and family this year, there are still many ways to get into the holiday spirit, while following ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- It’s that time of year again, when Spotify gives listeners the statistics of their yearly listening patterns through three playlists called “Spotify Wrapped.” Users can see these personalized stories which include details about how many new artists they discovered, genres they ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Schools have found ways to work with the COVID-19 safety requirements: students in classrooms follow the social distancing requirements, hand sanitizers and wipes are placed in every classroom, and teachers have adjusted their lessons for virtual learning. The latter is more ...

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 BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- It is impossible to find a team that is successful without strong leadership from its captain. Teams that excel to the highest level often have a captain who sets the tone through leading by example. On The Highlander football team, that captain is Jayson Schmidt.  The ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- When Maria Flamos first came to the Berkeley Heights school district 25 years ago, she didn’t suspect that she would work as a secretary at Governor Livingston for 18 years, a position she moved into at the school in 2002. Prior to working as a secretary, Flamos took ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students are always finding ways to give back to the community. Junior Elizabeth Chin is doing her part through her new club, Operation Smile. Operation Smile targets raising money for cleft lip and palate surgeries for kids in undeveloped countries.  Chin, who transferred ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Ian Black is a junior at Governor Livingston High School. He runs both track and cross country and usually takes the winter as a chance to relax and focus on work. Once he graduates he hopes to pursue some form of biology of genetics degree in college. At GL he runs both ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Almost a year has passed, and the coronavirus pandemic has yet to loosen its hold on the lives of Americans. When the weather was more moderate, it was easy to gather outside and social distance in people’s backyards or at outdoor dining. But as it grows colder over the next ...

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