The Highlander

June 15, 2020

As I write this article, I’m not at home. It feels weird saying this because with the ongoing global pandemic, I had not actually gone beyond a three mile radius of my house for months. Right now, though, I’m looking out the window of an Amtrak train watching the scenery of New York fly past me.

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One Netflix coming of age series is blowing the minds of teens all around the world. I Am Not Okay With This centers around Sydney Novak (Sophia Lillis), an angry seventeen-year-old who is coming to terms with her telekinetic powers and sexuality in the premier season.  Sydney is extremely ...

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As protests erupt globally over the biases ingrained in society, leading to the untimely death of black men and women at the hands of those meant to protect citizens, the school community is left wondering what it can be doing to fight injustice. The Berkeley Heights School District recently ...

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The enrollment in AP Physics seems to be missing a crucial demographic: girls. At Governor Livingston High School, girls comprise 48% of enrollment in all AP science classes. However, this percentage is not representative of the science courses in which girls actually enroll. AP Biology and AP ...

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“Be positive, just fish” is the motto of Zuggyfishing, a fishing brand and multimedia company founded and run by Gov. Livingston junior Ryan Diskin. This motto does not only apply to the patience one must have when on the water. It also has great relevance to Diskin’s life, as he has overcome a ...

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One of the biggest reliefs as a senior is the feeling of signing out and going out for your first open campus. Seniors at Governor Livingston are granted the privilege to leave campus during their lunch period. They can choose to go home or head to a local spot. When their lunch backups to study ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Governor Livingston is a place packed with students who are active in their communities and involved in extra-curriculars activities. Many will go the extra mile and volunteer outside of school, too.  There are a variety of activities and causes to give time to, ranging ...

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The Music and Lyrics Elective is rocking students’ worlds by expanding their knowledge of music and its impact on culture. This course, taught this semester by Lindsay Mirabella, offers insight on how music shapes humanity and stimulates social change.  Mirabella designed the curriculum for this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - What is a runner who is poised to break more records to do when her senior season is derailed by a pandemic? If she is senior Victoria Vanriele, two time New Jersey Gatorade Girls Track and Field Player of the Year, you keep a positive attitude and just keep running. “I am ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The Governor Livingston senior class had somewhat of a final sendoff on Friday, May 8, when former Mets and Yankees all-star pitcher Dwight Gooden joined a Zoom call to talk with players and coaches. The student-athletes were able to ask Gooden questions about his career, ...

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As the corner was turning from the winter to spring sports season, athletes were anxious to resume where they left off from last year. This all changed when COVID-19 forced schools and, therefore the NJSIAA, to put everything on hold.  While many athletes are going on to play in college, this ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - Clubs at Governor Livingston are trying to help make social distancing easier by engaging students and keeping their programs running. It is hard to hold meetings since most clubs meet during lunch at school, but Google Classroom updates and posts have been effective in ...

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BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - The students of Berkeley Heights Public School have been on remote learning for eight weeks. A new learning environment, especially one at home, can be very distracting so it is important for faculty and students to get into a routine that allows them to be successful with ...

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