The Highlander

November 3, 2020

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Dark, brisk fall nights swarm with rumors of headless horsemen and a pumpkin spice scented breeze, while many find warmth under thick wool blankets and comfort in the scariest of movies. Stories of witches on broomsticks lurk under the full moon while children whisper about ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - When Popeyes’ spicy chicken sandwich came out, people buzzed about its acclaimed delicious flavor. The sandwich consists of spicy mayo pickles and spicy rubbed fried chicken on a buttered and toasted bun, and people have fallen in love with it.    Having become such a ...

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To get in the Halloween spirit, students in Christine Talarico and Staci Toporek's English 2 Honors classes wrote thrilling stories of suspense. The hitch - they had to keep the stories to 55 words or less. Be prepared to be on the edge of your seat with these samples of spooky stories.  Your ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As the 2020 Presidential Election quickly approaches, seniors at Governor Livingston are preparing themselves for the election. With 17% of the senior class being eligible to vote on Election Day, these students will have many issues to consider before casting their ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Don’t be alarmed if your mom doesn’t call you back, she will get back to you as soon as she finishes her TikTok.  The isolation during the pandemic made TikTok a staple for people of all ages, but the recent threat by President Donald Trump to ban the app in the United ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Injuries are a challenge any successful team needs to overcome, especially after coming off of a loss, however on Saturday afternoon, the GL Highlander football team answered this adversity with a 27-7 victory over the Johnson Crusaders.  Senior Victor Chait is GL’s ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Hunger Games, Twilight, and The Fault in Our Stars are just a few of the many books that have dominated the young adult genre in recent years. However, there is a major issue common amongst these novels. All three of these books feature a predominantly white cast, with ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Ritika Sinha-Chaudhuri, a senior at the Academy of Allied Health & Sciences, has been working with the township and Mayor Angie Devanney on a new program called the Mayor's Youth Council. The council held its first meeting in August and holds bi-monthly Zoom meetings to ...

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Editor's Note: The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer. The Highlander is Governor Livingston High ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - As outdoor and indoor dining finally returned to New Jersey, Governor Livingston students and staff were able to get out to their favorite restaurants again after dining options became limited due to the pandemic. With the reopening of restaurants for outdoor dining, many ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ- Since mid-August, the Governor Livingston Marching Band has been working to perfect a show that may not even have a chance to be viewed by a live audience.  The season started on August 18, with a two-week band camp. Following camp, the band, which consists of 54 student ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - With 1.8 seconds left on the clock the Hillside quarterback Caleb Sanders threw a hailmary pass that wasn't answered as the GL Highlander football team defeated the Hillside comets 16-14, at Frye Field on senior day this past Saturday.   The win was due to a combination ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The first day of senior year typically marks the beginning of lasts. As school re-opened for the first time since March, the Class of 2020 was determined to make the most out of this last first day of high school.  For many of the seniors, the first day of school felt ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - In the midst of a pandemic, online school, and social distancing, the college search looks very different for seniors this year. With circumstances as they are, students might miss out on some necessary experiences that come with looking for the right college.  One of the ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Heading into the new school year, Governor Livingston welcomed a group of new teachers who are up to the challenge of teaching during a pandemic. Three of the new teachers - Angela Lengner, Nicholas Brunda, and Sarah Peszka - are ready for this unconventional school ...

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Shock and sadness spread quickly on Friday, September 18, with news that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg passed away at the age of 87. As an icon who paved the way for women everywhere and was a true architect of human rights, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was and continues to be an ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On August 26, New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association officially postponed the Girls’ Volleyball season due to regulations as a result of the pandemic. The sport, which traditionally begins in the fall, will hit the court in February.  As the only indoor fall ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston High School welcomed the Class of 2024 to the building during a non-traditional Freshmen Orientation on August 26 and August 27, with a portion held over Zoom and an additional in-person tour.  The orientation program, formerly known by the name Link ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The pandemic has forced a drastic change to public life. Small businesses are hurting and  restaurant service has to rely on takeout and outdoor seating. As students were headed back to school, Governor Livingston was unable to start in-person instruction. But the Governor ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ - The New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commision reopened on July 7, allowing 17-year-olds from across the state to take their long awaited road tests. While the tests went smoothly, obtaining the physical license did not.  Kids all over the state faced the same issue: stuck outside in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Students from Governor Livingston High School made their voices heard on Sunday, June 7, in support of the Black Lives Matter movement taking place around the country.  The Berkeley Heights march was organized by Berkeley Heights resident Rheaa Cordillo along with support ...

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The final year of high school can be very exciting but also very stressful. Seniors have the pressure of picking a college or career path to pursue in the future. This can be a daunting task, especially if students are unsure of their interests or feel that they do not have enough information to ...

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Although remote learning is coming to an end and mandatory quarantine restrictions are beginning to lighten, students spent the time at home adapting to the situation, becoming more comfortable maintaining their school schedule from a distance.  Something that has taken a bit more time to ...

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The art of self expression takes many forms. Seeing people changing their hair color often has been increasingly common in the last few years, making it more acceptable to have fun and take risks with exciting new colors.  The hair color game has changed. What used to be seen as nonconformist ...

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The pandemic has closed schools, canceled graduations and put summer vacations on hold. However, the biggest disruption for juniors and a few sophomores pertains to not one event but a teenage milestone: obtaining their driver's licenses.  The NJ Motor Vehicle Commision closed on March 20, ...

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Although we are unable to see the students and faculty around school everyday, some of them can still be seen around the community and on the front lines of the fight against the coronavirus. There have always been students and faculty who work and volunteer in the medical field. Now their work ...

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No one ever thought they’d hear students say, “I just want to go back to school.” But that was a common utterance after weeks of remote learning. When the closing of schools nationwide led to classes being held online, many students naturally formed their opinions about which method of learning ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - On Thursday, June 4, the Honors Choir/Student Composer Recital was broadcasted on the GLTV YouTube Channel. The virtual recital included pre-recorded performances by members of the honors choir; seniors Bella Barbosa, Maycee Campano, Nishka Abraham, Mia Montero, and junior ...

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As the Editor in Chief of The Highlander, I have the opportunity and privilege to release my final thoughts and experiences as an editor. In February, I had typed out a few thoughts on why being editor was important to me. However, once quarantine began, I deleted that document, as I believe ...

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