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To Wear or Not to Wear: BCA Students Talk “Makeup”

To Wear or Not to Wear: BCA Students Talk “Makeup”

Elana Lane

May 13, 2018

As the school year draws to a close, spring brings along a push towards reflection and change for the better. “How can I make next year a better one for me?” is a question pondered by many students around this time. More often than not, change for the better starts with how you feel about yourself. Mak...

And the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Goes to…Kendrick Lamar

And the 2018 Pulitzer Prize Goes to…Kendrick Lamar

Hannah Noh, School News Editor

May 11, 2018

From a kid living in the streets of Compton, California to this year’s winner of the Pulitzer Prize for Music, Kendrick Lamar has been changing musical culture since his first mixtape in 2003. The 30-year-old American rapper and songwriter whose recent album DAMN. was certified double Platinum and was dec...

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

BCA’s Very Own Shakespeare in the Park!

Casey Beidel

May 10, 2018

This Friday, May 11th, BCA is bringing a classic Shakespeare play to you! At 7 PM, you can come support student-run theatre outside the checkerboard. Even though Shakespeare wrote one of his most renowned masterpieces, Twelfth Night, over four hundred years ago, it is still performed today, often with ...

The End to A Four-Year Journey: the AVPA-M Class of 2018 Senior Recital

The End to A Four-Year Journey: the AVPA-M Class of 2018 Senior Recital

Ashley Kim

April 11, 2018

Tuesday, March 13th, marked the last time the eight seniors of the AVPA-M Class of 2018 would perform together at Bergen County Academies. With their senior recital, they treated the  enthusiastic audience with a night of spectacular music and remarkable talent. The AVPA-M Class of 2018 consists of...

Twenty Years of Chocolate

Anaiah Thomas, Writer

March 29, 2018

On March 26th, Bergen County Academies hosted its twentieth annual Chocolate Competition. BCA juniors and seniors in ACAHA had the opportunity to create a cake based on a theme they found inspirational. The one requirement is that chocolate is used as a core ingredient. This year nineteen teams of stu...

Edwin Drood’s Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Edwin Drood’s Mysterious Musicians, Straight Out of the Pit

Jessie (Juyoung) Lee, Contributor

March 16, 2018

Pit orchestra rehearsal with Mr. Isecke, one of the conductors of the musical The Mystery of Edwin Drood has come and gone, and with it, a lot of after-school rehearsals.   Simultaneously, marvelous student musicians part of the pit orchestra practiced during and after school hours to accompany the ...

10 Books to Read as a Busy BCA Student

Maeve McFadden, Assistant Managing Editor

January 23, 2018

10 books you can read and enjoy while also balancing all of your schoolwork.

Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Elektra: BCA’s Fall Play

Casey Beidel

November 16, 2017

Some of BCA’s finest performers are preparing for their performance of Elektra this November. The production, directed by Mr. Kaplan, takes the ancient Sophocles’s work but modernizes it and brings it to the BCA stage equipped with many special elements including an authentic Greek chorus, pop and roc...

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

The American Rise of 饶舌音乐(Ráoshé yīnyuè)

Kevin Chew, Contributor

November 14, 2017

2.7 billion views. One online reality TV show: The Rap of China. Running from late June to early September, this atypical online show managed to rake in billions of views from all over the globe, launching Chinese rap from an underground swell to a dominating force in the global music scene. Managing to...

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Hot Mikado – BCA’s 2017 Musical!

Katie Bang, Writer

March 29, 2017

Photo credits: Sabrina Sam “If you want to know who we are...we are gentlemen of Japan!” The opening lines of Hot Mikado kicked off the jazzy musical at 7:30 Friday night (March 7), with two more performances following on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30. The comedy, directed by Mr. Kaplan, boasted an ...

Publishers’ Playlist: Love Songs

Publishers’ Playlist: Love Songs

Casey Chan and Brian Cho

March 14, 2017

  Love songs can always help to bring friends and family together. Here, we present both modern-day love songs and songs from the past. These songs, by musicians such as The Pet Shop Boys, Mariah Carey, Fleetwood Mac, and many more, are sure to remind you of romance. We hope you enjoy! For the S...

DIY: Personalized Holiday Mugs

DIY: Personalized Holiday Mugs

Katelyn Bang

December 20, 2016

The holiday season is already here, which usually means rushed, last-minute holiday shopping. But store-bought gifts can be pricey, and they do not always make the perfect gift. If you don’t know what to get someone, take the better route: do it yourself! And what better gift can you give than a perso...

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