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Djakoure Djedji: No Introduction Necessary

Djakoure Djedji: No Introduction Necessary

Brian Kehoe
October 6, 2015
Filed under School

Whether you have had the pleasure of being his student, or have only seen him walking down the halls with a bright smile, all of us BCA students know about the famous Mr. Djedji. Last week, I sat down with Mr. Djedji and tried to get an insight into the man behind the calculator. It is too often that ...

Decorum! JAMUN at BCA

Decorum! JAMUN at BCA

Elise High
June 24, 2015
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

  This weekend, over one hundred middle schoolers flooded through the doors of Bergen Academies. Why, you may ask? They participated in JAMUN, the Junior Academy Model United Nations Conference. In preparation for this event, the Academy Chronicle recently spoke to four sophomores that ...

BCA JSA Honored at Spring State

BCA JSA Honored at Spring State

C
June 24, 2015
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

Sunday, May 12th, Bergan County Academies’ Junior State of America Chapter was awarded the coveted Chapter of the Year Award by the Junior State Foundation after competing with other chapters from across the Mid-Atlantic. In addition, former BCA JSA Chapter President Maria Mendoza was honored wi...

hackBCA: Back and Better Than Ever

hackBCA: Back and Better Than Ever

Norah Gordon
June 24, 2015
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Science & Technology

High school programmers from both BCA and across the country flocked to BCA recently for hackBCA II, our school’s own twenty-four hour hackathon.  Alongside the young hackers were representatives from sponsors like Intel, Make School, and Rutgers, who aided them along the way.  Some of the winning projects incl...

Experience at HESCHMUN

Experience at HESCHMUN

Alex Whang
June 24, 2015
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

On Sunday, May 17th, the Bergen County Academies Model UN team attended a debate at The Heschel School in Manhattan, New York.  In HeschMUN, delegates from schools all across the tri-state area were invited to debate Middle Eastern issues and politics, a tradition practiced specifically by HeschMUN....

Club MEDs Bodies Exhibit

Club MEDs Bodies Exhibit

Rachael Han
June 24, 2015
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School, Science & Technology

It is exactly 9:04 AM and students begin to board the school bus for the Bodies Exhibit field trip, hosted by Club MEDS, on May 26th. Specifically, these students are heading to the Body Worlds: Pulse at Discovery Times Square. The field trip was organized by the Club MEDS members: Stacey Chung, Alex ...

Teen Arts Festival

Teen Arts Festival

Alex Schwartz
June 24, 2015
Filed under Arts, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

On Friday, May 29th, about 3,500 students from all over Bergen County arrived at Bergen Community College to take part in Teen Arts, an arts festival full of different kinds of exhibitions, demonstrations, and classes covering creative writing, visual art, performance, dance, and music. Teens from...

A Working Summer

A Working Summer

Simona Vigodner
June 24, 2015
Filed under Features, School

Summer. The word evokes an image of the beach, a nice drink by the pool, or an exhilarating trip to Europe, all away from the hassle of tests and schoolwork. Not so fast. BCA students are in no state of mind to forego the summer months without a hint of effort. Whether it be an internship, job, or vol...

Journey to JProm

Journey to JProm

Meena Raman
June 10, 2015
Filed under Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

After countless fundraisers, dozens of meetings, and nine months of planning, Junior Prom finally came together on May 8th, 2015, at Old Tappan Manor. Led by the Junior Class Council and a specially-created Prom Planning Committee, preparations began early in the school year, when the date and location ...

Meet the Teachers: Ms. Kouefati

Meet the Teachers: Ms. Kouefati

Suzan Kim
June 10, 2015
Filed under Features, School

  Where did you grow up? I grew up in Passaic County and attended Montclair State University.   As a child, did you have a nickname? Yes. My family and some friends call me DJ. The J stands for my middle name, which is Janina. Even to this day, I respond to my nickname.   Where did you attend ...

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Netflix More Popular than Cable Television at BCA

Simona Vigodner
June 10, 2015
Filed under Arts, Features, School

Headphones out, laptop screens on. Walking down the hallway of BCA, there is always some kind of online activity. Some students are doing homework; others are entertaining themselves, most often by watching movies or television shows. In today’s day and age, technology has made it easier to get a...

ABF Takes on GoGo SqueeZ Marketing Challenge

ABF Takes on GoGo SqueeZ Marketing Challenge

Simona Vigodner
June 3, 2015
Filed under Features, Halloween Assembly-Monday, October 31, School

  On a recent Tuesday afternoon, Mrs. Pinke adjusted the camera to face the business freshman class for a Skype session with GoGo squeeZ Innovative Marketing team member, Dennis Katsnelson. Katsnelson, a 2010 BCA alumnae, appeared on the screen, ready to hear what BCA students had to present. One by one...

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