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ABF Goes British: 8 Days in London

ABF Goes British: 8 Days in London

Simona Vigodner, Managing Editor
December 23, 2016
Filed under Features, School

All photos by Megan Baumbach and Samantha Zucker. Forty juniors and seniors of ABFIB spent eight days in London this past November in the academy’s third annual global exchange program. The trip was the students’ International Baccalaureate (IB) Capstone Experience. The visit to London allowed...

No Man Is an Island: Ask Adrian Biagioli, BCA ’16

No Man Is an Island: Ask Adrian Biagioli, BCA ’16

Suzan Kim
December 21, 2016
Filed under Features, School, Science & Technology

Adrian Biagioli was a sophomore three years ago, when he first began working with Mr. Lang on the Ellis Island project. The program, which involves designing a platform where people can experience Ellis Island through virtual reality technology, progressed immensely during Biagioli’s time at BCA. For...

The New BCA Greenhouse Is Open!

The New BCA Greenhouse Is Open!

Katelyn Bang
December 9, 2016
Filed under Features, School, Science & Technology, Uncategorized

 The new greenhouse at BCA is open for this school year, 2016-2017! The newly constructed greenhouse, attached to the renovated Environmental Science Center (ESC), serves as a classroom for many courses. These include not only academy-specific or mandatory courses such as Biology, but also the Agricultur...

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Spinelli

Meet the Teachers: Mr. Spinelli

Rachel Hur, Rachel John
December 2, 2016
Filed under Features, School

Though a recent addition to the faculty, Mr. Spinelli is no stranger to BCA: he was part of the graduating class of AMST 2007! As our  new music teacher, he directs the school choir and hosts a variety of other music electives, such as Chamber Choir, Music in Society, and Theory. The Chronicle ca...

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals

Entrepreneurial Science- Provita Pharmaceuticals

Emily Kong and Claire Hsu
November 22, 2016
Filed under School, Science & Technology

Provita Pharmaceuticals strives to improve the quality of life of patients by extending the lifespan and increasing the efficacy and cost effectiveness of their medications. Provita is a virtual, student-run, startup biotech firm with technology aimed at extending the longevity and efficacy of ...

Halloween at BCA

Halloween at BCA

Angela Lee and Hannah Noh
November 2, 2016
Filed under Features, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31

With Halloween just around the corner, the school is buzzing with excitement for the long-awaited day of haunted houses and costumes. As “fang-tastic” decorations adorn classroom walls and our own neighborhoods, BCA is gearing up for one of the most anticipated events of the school year. Although ...

Doc’s Farewell

Doc’s Farewell

Bertina Kudrin and Casey Chan
September 28, 2016
Filed under Arts, School

  Just before summer began, two Academy Chronicle reporters, Casey Chan and Bertina Kudrin had a chance to sit down and talk to Doctor Findley before he retired. What followed was a delightful mix of stories, memories, and tears - the latter mostly in the eyes of the two aforementioned reporters. Abbreviations: ...

Meet the President: Mr. Liam J. Coohill

Meet the President: Mr. Liam J. Coohill

Stephen Lu
June 9, 2016
Filed under Features, School, Uncategorized

Liam Coohill is currently a junior in ABF and the recently elected student council president. Often known for his strong political beliefs, Coohill has gained a substantial amount of student support for his student leadership and charisma. However, there is much more to be seen beyond the Vineyard...

BT Boy’s Volleyball: League Champions

BT Boy’s Volleyball: League Champions

Stephen Lu
May 18, 2016
Filed under School, Sports

The Bergen Tech Boy’s Volleyball team became co-champions of the Big North- Liberty league after winning their game against Clifton on May 4th. For the first time in history, a sports banner will be hung in the school gym for the BT boy’s volleyball team. Going into their game against Cli...

The SCOTUS Nominee Blockade: A Dangerous Precedent for Youth?

The SCOTUS Nominee Blockade: A Dangerous Precedent for Youth?

Peter Park
May 4, 2016
Filed under School, Uncategorized, World

After associate Supreme Court justice Antonin Scalia passed on February 13th 2016, the Republican-led Senate has not shown signs of abandoning its blockade of any judge President Obama nominates. Despite the President’s nominee being the “conservative Democrat” federal appeals judge Merrick Garland, ...

Kinaesthetics: 7 Years of Dance and Friendship

Kinaesthetics: 7 Years of Dance and Friendship

Laura Kang
May 1, 2016
Filed under Arts, School, Uncategorized

Every Friday after school, Kinaesthetics, BCA’s longest standing dance team, can be seen working on their next dance in front of the school auditorium. Currently led by juniors Momo Roowala, Ralph Dela Cruz, Jae Kim, and Dominic Sunga, the group continues to practice, perform, and amaze. Kinaesthe...

BT Boy’s Volleyball Team Midseason Report

BT Boy’s Volleyball Team Midseason Report

Stephen Lu
April 29, 2016
Filed under School, Sports

The Bergen Tech Boy’s Volleyball team now just past the midpoint of its season, and after a strong start, they are trying to get back on the winning track. After starting off the season on April 1 with high hopes and goals, the team has demonstrated vast improvements from previous years. The team sta...

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